Hi Guys, I have registered in this forum hoping that i might receive some valuable information as to how to go about and fix my Vaio laptop which does not recognise the CD/DVD drive at all in the boot menu.
I read all the threads with similar problems but none are quite the same as my case and not much helpful therefore. Please help me if you can.
It started about two weeks ago when i opened a file from the internet and the whole thing came crashing down. i imagine there must have been several malicious viruses and trojans in the file, since it literally seemed like hell had broken loose. i managed to use the laptop for a few more hours, since i was in the middle of doing a project, and after i turned it off, it wouldn't come back on.
i starts normally when turned back on, but it doesn't get very far.
1st screen: VAIO. Intel. Phoenix Technologies.
2nd screen: The bar moving sidely towards the right with (C) Microsoft Corporations.
3rd screen: A problem has been detected and Windows had to shut down to
5th Screen: Startup Repair: Windows cannot repair this computer automatically. If you have recently attached a device to this computer, such as a camera or portable music player, remove it and start again. (none of these are attached). If you continue to see this message, contact your system administrator or comuter manufactrure for assistance. Click Finish to exit and shut down your computer.
the whole process is repeated over and over, that is until i finally managed to attain a Vista CD, and when i press F2 the BIOS menu appears, however in there the CD/DVD drive does not appear. What do i do about this? The drive works fine, since it was always working even the day before the virus struck.
what could it be?
any help is much appreciated,