I’m helping a buddy with a computer problem and I need a little help. If anyone would be able to provide some walk-through information, I would appreciate it.
The computer was built from one of our other friends so it isn’t a factory-built PC. It is a pretty basic setup and has been running for about 1 year without problems.
Until the past week everything was fine… then, something happened to the hard drive. Following the loading of the BIOS, the window’s blue screen of death appears. My friend thought Windows just needed to be reinstalled but I found out that the hard drive isn’t being recognized. When windows is attempted to be installed, it states that the hard drive is not recognized.
So, we’re ready to install a new, fresh out of the box hard drive. (500 gbs! Wow!)
This is my first time doing this so I’m unsure how to go about this.
Is the BIOS contained on the hard drive or in other memory? How should I deal with it… if I need to at all…?
Like I said, the current Hard drive is pretty worthless. I also tried to dock it in an external enclosure but could not come up with anything so I think I’m SOL with retrieving any drivers. I plan on installing a copy of XP that is a solo copy (no drivers… didn’t come with the computer) and I’ll get the drivers on there from an external computer, downloading them, then transfering over. Is this the most practical way?
Any help with a walkthrough is welcomed and appreciated
Thanks in advance!