I am having some problems with my Dell Dimension 8100. When the power button is pushed the computer comes on. Then the Dell splash screen comes on and stays on for about 2 mins. Then a black screen comes on and it tells me the Primary 1 and secondary Hard drive cannot be found. Then under that is says strike the F! key to continue and the F2 key to run setup utility. When I strike the F1 key the main desktop comes up and everything seems to be running fine, although a little slow. I would like to fix what ever is causing the black screen to appear, but I need advise on how to do that. I have also tried to run scandisk and it keeps restarting, then a window pops up and says, "Scandish has rstarted 10 times, becuase another program has been writing to this drive". Then it wants to know if I want to continue. The problem is I don't have any other programs running. What is causing this to happen?
The only specs I have is that it has a Pheonix Rom BIOS Plus Version 1.10 AO8
Thanks in advance for all your help.