Long time no post, been dealing with a odd issue , and hopefully you all can help me.
I recently had a power failure at my house and upon rebooting and loading the game i was playing the PC locked up and went into a boot/blue screen loop. Eventually i just decided to format, and well the sata drive just wouldn't operate right.
I eventually got the PC up on a 40g 5400rpm IDE drive I've had for years..
Anywho, i tried installing a new Seagate PATA 250gb and it would not reconize it in setup nor could I slave it in as the pc would not boot. I tried all my other HDD's and this 40gb is the only one that works ..lol
I've tested the PSU and it passed (using a PSU tester) and i know my SATA drive is either damaged or the sata 1 port got fried as it still works but has issues with some drivers and such (clicking not installing them etc).
Anyone have any ideas? Im due to get my new pc soon, but id like to still figure this issue out.
Ill be glad to answer any and all questions i can about this.