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"No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chiru, May 15, 2007.

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  1. chiru

    chiru Thread Starter

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    I have given my 40GB ATA HDD to my friend to fetch some movies he has got in his 160GB SATA HDD. He configured my HDD as secondary master and copied all the movies to mine. Later he removed my HDD and rebooted the system to find that his HDD isn't booting up. He says that his HDD isn't being detected in the BIOS. The well known error message "No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter" appears every time he tries to boot his system. What can the solution other than formatting?? ( Formatting isn't favourable as there is critical data in the HDD).
    Please help me..
     
  2. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy chiru...

    If it isn't being detected by the BIOS, if it were mine I'd first check the connections/cables...
     
  3. chiru

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll ask him if he has done it or not but it is only my drive that he has connected and did not touch his drive so I assume his drive connections would be the same as before. Is there any other possible problem that I should consider?
     
  4. Jedi_Master

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    Well...

    Other than a bad drive/SATA controller...No...

    What could have happened is when your friend disconnected your drive he moved/caused a bad connection to the cable connections to his drive ( it's only a guess )...
     
  5. chiru

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    hmm.. i'll ask him that too. Thanks for responding.
     
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