I recently received the "error loading operating system" error on my computer. I used the system recovery disk to attempt to reformat the drive. 10 minutes into the install, the computer would freeze. Now, the first time it didn't freeze, windows (vista) could not read any hard drive to install the OS on. I restarted and noticed that the BIOS was not recognizing the hard drive (it was several restarts ago). Wires are plugged in correctly, computer is several months old.... I don't know what to do.
make sure the hd jumpers are set to master and then if its plugged into socket 1(it its an ide drive) of course,same goes to sata hd the os shall be plugged into sata1 slot.
asus p5q pro turbo/q6600 @ 3.4 ghz 24/7/asus silent knight II/
8 gb ocz sli edition/wd green 1 tb/seagate barracuda 250 gb/
antec 300/ gtx 280 @ 690 mhz/1572mhz/1300mhz,
apevia iceberg 680 watts/lite on dvd r/lite on cd r.