Yeah. I don't think you were the only one who wanted to strangle the members of that dev committee with their own result...
marvinmatthew;3808269Not to be antagonistic, but you should create a new thread if you really want help with the problems you list above. None of them sound hard drive related.
I'm not asking for help, just giving some feedback. And it seems to me is definitely is hard-drive related, why else wouldn't be detected by the motherboard's BIOS after windows' crash if it were only an issue with Windows ? I'm listing only one problem there by the way ... I think you didn't really take the time to read it.
im getting a WD 160 GB SATA HDD, but its OEM(newegg) so im just buying a $2 SATA cable that comes with a clip for it, works wonders