This is my computer:
HP Pavilion a6720y Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion a6720y Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
Started last week. Left the computer on over night to defrag. Came back and got these errors (over dozens of restarts). I bought the recovery discs' directly from HP
"Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device and press a key."
"The file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the compu (cut off) ed checksum."
DSK00 WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B2
DSK02 HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH40L
"BOOTMGR image is corrupt. System cannot boot."
"AHCI Port0 Device Error
Press F1 to resume."
When i pressed F1 it took me to the boot menu ... i think.
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer
2. Choose your language settings, and click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
Testing : Drivers
Error Code : BIOHD - 2
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information."
I bought a new hard drive:
WD Caviar Black
1TB 32MB/7200 RPM and im still getting the same messages.
Diagnostic scan said my memory and CPU are fine but it froze when it came to the HD. I don't understand what could be wrong.
Also, i took a look at the CPU and the thermal paste seems dried up. Could that be a factor?