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buccaneere 06-26-2012 09:22 PM

Hard drives dis-appearing in 3 computers. BIOS/IDE controller virus?
 
It started on one laptop.

It froze, and I had to do hard -reboot. GRUB came up, and it attempted to reboot.

Then this error message:
mount by disk ID failed
mount /dev on /root/dev failed
mount /sys on /root/sys failed
mount /proc on /root/proc failed

target fs has no /sbin/init

busybox v 1 13 3 shel start

(initramsfs) with prompt


THEN I REBOOTED TO DISK 2 (HD1), TO Windows. It started, then shut down.

Then I pulled disk 2 (hd1), put in a Brand new drive, and did ddrescue to the new drive.

I booted the new drive, after placing it into HD bay 1 (hd0), and same problem as above, IN RED

Then I booted a Live CD, and tried to install 10.04 on top of the ddrescued image on the NEW drive. Installer could not delete conflicting files.

I put the NEW Disk, with the DDrescued image onto computer 2, on a USB port. It read. The next day, that computer froze up, and will not post to BIOS Screen.

I put the NEW ddrescued disk onto a third computer, and it now shows no bootable device (hard drive).

Where to start???

honeybadger 06-27-2012 05:45 AM

BIOS flash - this is more of a suggestion than an answer really :)


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