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18-Jun-2013, 10:31 AM #1
Hard drive not recognized after updating Windows: "media test failed check cable"
I selected "Install updates and shut down" and the next morning my Win7 PC wasn't recognizing my hard drive according to BIOS. Now what? Do I need to get a new hard drive or can I fix the problem myself?
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18-Jun-2013, 11:23 AM #2
Are you saying you shut down your computer while updates were installing?

"media test failed check cable" indicates the hard drive has possibly died.

What's the brand name and model name and model number of your computer?

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18-Jun-2013, 11:26 AM #3
Something must have happened during the update, that's my guess. I can't think of any other reason. It's weird because it's a desktop computer and there was no power outage.

EDIT: I did not shut down the computer, I selected the option to install the updates and then shut down the computer.
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21-Jun-2013, 02:05 AM #4
Any one else?
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21-Jun-2013, 02:24 AM #5
With all the power switched off and the mains cable unplugged take a look inside the tower. Pull off and re-seat the connections to your hard drive then reconnect the power and see if it will boot. Also re-seat the cable that runs from the hard drive to the motherboard at the motherboard end.
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