Hello again, people. A more complex issue has arisen this time. The computer experiencing the difficulty is a Comaq Presario CQ62, running KDE PCLinuxOS. The issue is that upon boot, it does not register the hard drive existing. Upon attempts to boot with LiveCD, and reformat, the hard drive for the computer is not listed. Any attempts to access it are redirected to another drive.
My issue is quite close to this issue: http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,81444.0.html
But upon following some of it's advice, I found this error message in Konsole instead:
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.18
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
fsck.ext2: Invalid argument while trying to open /dev/sda
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
I followed the advice of accessing the hard disk, and trying to apply more pressure to it's connection cable to restore proper connectivity, but the issue has not been resolved. Advice?