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Hard Disk Boot failure... rather odd.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ksingh, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. ksingh

    ksingh Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone,

    Recently my computer started to smell funny, so i opened the case and the grpahics card had burnt and a bit of the motherboard. My computer wouldn't boot, so i replaced both of them with an 8800 GTX, Gigabyte ga-g33-ds2r (mATX). Good news was, my PC would boot and post, But the message Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter came up. So, i checked everything in the BIOS (AHCI mdoe etc) and tried other settings to no avail, also the BIOS doesn't detect my HDD. So i tried connecting in different ports and different SATA cables. My OS was Vista 32bit premium, so i tried putting the CD in, but the Vista repair option doesnt see my HDD either.

    Hope this i enough info.... Help please!!

    P.S. HDD is definately working. But not being recognised.

    Also is there a way to retrieve data from the HDD?

    Cheers!!
     
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    Are the power and ide cables secure in the back of the hard drive ? Does the drive make any sign of being on ? Is any of the wiring dameged ? For example wire over the fan is prone to being sliced. Is the power supply unit supplying power to the hard drive ? Can you try another hard drive ?
     
  3. ksingh

    ksingh Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    It's a SATA drive, and i have tried changing them, hard drive is on - making noise, no wiring damage.

    Thanks, any more help?
     
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