Please help I am lost computer wont change drives

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can someone please help me

I have a toshiba satelitte A45 S121

my sisters friend infected my computer with a virus and it erased my hard drive
I set it back to factory settings with the os cd but it will not hold
the <windowsroot>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe I looked around on the forums here and found some great advice my memory cards and slots seem fine
I am hoping it is just a boot config problem

my system will use the recovery disc but the problem is its trying to read from the A drive i dont have an A drive
and every time i try to change the drive the system bots from it says

Media test failed check cable (still trying to read for a drive A)


CAN ANY ONE HELP ANY ADVICE WOULD BE GREAT

THANKS

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did you check the cable? a good place to start
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i checked all my cables I do not have an A drive any way
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googling for that answer and i got 2 things atm


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From: Rich on 05/06/2004
This is a message commonly encountered when the computer tries to boot up from a network. If you are not networked, go into your BIOS and remove this option from the boot sequence. If you ARE trying to boot from a network, this is an indication of failure to connect. Alternatively, in certain Dell computers this has indicated hard drive failure, or as a last resort, certain kinds of processor failure can cause this.


2. From: Jase on 05/03/2004
Check Jumper settings are correct, Make sure the drive is set to master and is on the IDE0 channel (Primary Channel)

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thats the problem my computer will NOT allow me into bios
been trying to get access since i read the post that said changing bios settings might help

I am looking into a new hard drive but i dont think it is the problem and my processor is fine ( my ex ran tests on it )
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put your hdd into another computer and try installing it, that way you will find if it;s your BIOS or not
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i dont have another computer i can put it in
the closest thing i have that would accept it is a dell
from 1992 or 95
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so long as it's got a cd and yours is the only hd is should be fine you dnt need to fully install it just see if you can
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no it doesnt have a cd drive
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ar okies well i'm gettign realy tired

01:19 here i'll have a think for ya and see what i can come up with
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ok thanks i really appreciate the help

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