See http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19411_102-529203.html?messageId=5145172#message5145172 in the Windows 7 forum. Locking this one.
Hey, my pc was running fine but suddenly it switched off on its own, as
if there was a power failure (it might have been due to a virus cause i
just then had downloaded a file that contained a exe file that shut up
my anti virus... but i've never heard of a virus killing hardware) on
restart after the windows startup screen, a blue screen flashes and
restarts again ..startup recovery doesn't work either .. when i try
reinstalling windows using the disk . it doesn't detect any hard drive.
. i've tried to remove all the components of the pc and reconnect them but it still doesn't work ..what's
wrong ?? is my hard disk's life over .. please tell me as i had a lot
of important data on it and (foolishly) no backup .. its ok if only the
windows drive has to be formatted and the rest of the data is secure.
.the hard disk is about 11 months old. Pls help ..
i m not sure whether to post it here or on the win7 forum .. but pls help