That S.M.A.R.T. error message was telling you it had detected problems with your hard drive.
What are the exact messages you see when you now boot up?
I would say that the BIOS cannot find a hard drive, but you saying something about 2 active partitions is confusing. The BIOS POST does not recognise partitions, only hard drives.
When you press F2 to enter the BIOS Setup, does it show any hard drives present? If so, does it show the hard drive under Boot Priority, (Boot order or similar)?
If the BIOS does not pick up the hard drive then it looks like the drive has failed.
I am in desperate need of help. I have a Dell tower system running on Windows XP. I have kept it updated, over the years. I was on-line and got a popup from S.M.A.R.T. it just started running and told me I had problems with my computer. I didn't think it would be the problem and cause harm to my computer. While doing some research found this to be a Trojan virus. I restarted my computer and was able to launch Ad-Aware before the S.M.A.R.T. file blocked it. I ran a full scan; Ad-Aware warned me I have a Trojan virus on my computer. I used Ad-Aware to remove the virus. Now when I start my computer the first thing that comes up is 2 active partitions. When I press enter then I see No boot device available - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility. I'm afraid when I removed the virus it took the hard drive with it. Is there anything I can do? The computer is old but has serviced me well. I use it to pay bills, read e-mails and surf the internet. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I don't have a restore disk or created a boot disk. Please help.
I have read many forums in the past; this is the first time I ever posted on one. Also this is my first virus. I have had to do a full restore in the past because something has gotten on my computer, but nothing ever like this before.