PC cant find hard drive.

By miserable09 ยท 4 replies
Mar 20, 2006
  1. I downloaded a game from download.com. Installed it. Clicked the icon to start the game and "poof" I get the "your computer is shutting down to protect itself" blue screen.

    I tried to repair windows but it tells me it doesn't appear I have *any* hard drives, which is making me wonder if it's a virus or maybe hardware... I can't even reformat with a new install of windows because of the same issue.

    However I ran some diagnostics from those scary DOS-looking screens you get to from the boot/setup commands, and it says there's a drive there.

    (I cant get to windows through safe mode or last config either)

    Any ideas/suggestions?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    congratulations. You downloaded a virus/trojan.
  3. miserable09

    miserable09 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So, what do I do to get rid of it? Or make the hard drive usable again?
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    read the stickys in the security forum.
  5. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Might not be a virus/trojan, just could be crappy programming.

    Try a Windows Repair off the install disk.

    You might loose some data though.
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