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Internal Hard Disk Drive not found... After replaced!

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  1. Drjones87

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    So lo and behold this morning I found my internal hard drive disk was not working. I ran the pre boot diagnostics and everything else was working fine. I went to best buy and got another hard drive (1 TB SATA drive) and switched the old one with the new one. The computer still won't boot, but now the pre boot diagnostics recognizes the drive is present and says it's working fine. Any ideas?
     
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    You need to install Windows on the new drive before it will boot.
     
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    Even though it's still the same error message?
     
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    I just wanted to make sure I am not missing anything else before I go buy it.
     
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    What's the exact error message you are seeing? A picture would be very helpful.

    But your computer is going to do nothing without an operating system, it will give you a no boot disc found type of message because it has nothing to boot.

    And buy what? Did you computer not come with an operating system? Is there no sticker on the side of the computer for Windows> Did you receive or make a set of recovery discs for the computer when it was purchased?

    It would also help to post the exact make and model of the computer. If you have no discs then you can usually order a set from the manufacturer for a tiny fraction of the cost of buying a new copy of Windows.
     
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    I'll have to ask my wife where the disks are if we still have them (we moved recently). I can't give you a picture, but the exact text is "internal hard disk drive not found, to resolve try to reseat the drive, no bootable devices". It would make sense that you have to have an OS first, this is my first time repairing a hard drive and I never thought about that, so I appreciate it. The computer is two years and a month old (the warranty literally just expired) and it has been a frustrating day, but you have been very helpful and I really appreciate it.
     
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    What about the make and model of the computer? Is it an HP, Acer, Dell, etc? Usually if it's a big box brand the info will be on the front or side of the computer.

    Have you verified that the SATA and Power Cables are securely plugged into the drive? And that the SATA cable is securely plugged into the motherboard? If you go into the BIOS setup does it list the new drive under the drives section and under the boot order? You don't have a USB stick or USB hard drive connected as well do you?
     
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