I have a G20-102. Today I opened my flash drive and the files all showed as shortcuts. I tried connecting to Firefox 4 and a AVG threat warning came pointing to C:\windows\system32\mssrv32.exe (Tr/Crypt.xpack.Gen3) as an Identity Protection. I opted for the "Move to vault" option and was asked to reboot
Now my pc does not boot - i get the Qosmio screen, ATA#1 Error (CD Drive has been removed) and the then the screen "rolls" - it looks like random pixels that flash across the screen. I am trying to boot in Safe Mode, but F5, F8 or any Fkey is not doing it
To make matters worse, the CD rom has been removed, faulty, so I can not boot from another device. I do not have a USb option is the BIOS, only FDD which I do not have
i have the same problem with this error.. please help me how to fix it..the OS in hard disk is corrupted also, i dont have any idea how to format this laptop, because the dvdrom cant detect in bios.. i have the usb fdd drive but the problem says cant detect scsi cd-rom.. please im begging you.. please help me.. i would gladly appreciate your rply and help thank you..
my laptop is qosmio g20-120.. i dont know if the dvdrom is detected, i tried to boot the bootable floppy drive, but the problem is when the xp setup says cant detect cd rom scsi driver etc. something like that.. and the problem is this bios does not support usb dvd rom, i tried many so many dvd rom but it always says ata #1 error.. its almost 3 months and it stuck in my house.. please help me..
i tried many so many dvd rom but it always says ata #1 error
Firstly ATA #0 means HDD (in most cases)
ATA #1 means CD/DVD drive
Access the BIOS pressing F2 while powering the notebook and check the first BIOS page.
The CD/DVD drive should be listed on the first page near the HDD details.
If the CD/DVD drive (ODD) is not listed there, then this means that BIOS could not detect the optical disk drive…
In such case the hardware malfunction is possible and you would need to replace the ODD.