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Not finding boot device

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  1. Salinas

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    I have a somewhat old Toshiba. Satellite C75D-B7260. i was having problems woth the disk running at 100% so i tried poking around and ended up doing a restart and scan and now it would get stuck at 10% during the scan and next thing you know now it just pops up, no bootable device -- please restart system. The first time i got this laptop a few months ago i just hit 0 and did hdd recovery and it worked fine until now. Now i cant even do the hdd recovery. All it does is let me hit f12 to the boot menu and it has the hdd info but wont boot from it. Hoe can i just wipe this laptop again? Trying to keep windows but if i cant its fine.
     
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    If the Windows operating system has been damaged so bad that it cannot boot, then it needs to be either repaired or reinstalled. Both of those options can be done with a bootable Windows DVD or USB flash drive.

    Before you try that step though, run the hard drive manufacturer's hard drive diagnostics to make sure the hard drive is not failing. Hard drives don't last forever. They are mechanical, with moving parts. Moving parts cause wear. And once that wear becomes great enough, it is physically impossible for the hard drive to perform its intended function.
     
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    How do i run the diagnostics?
     
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    Usually, you boot the computer from the DVD or USB that you made from their download and follow the onscreen instructions.
     
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    You need to see if the hard drive is recognized. It doesn't sound like it is.

    Boot into the BIOS and see if a hard drive is listed.
     
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    The hardrive is listed. Opened the toshiba and unplugged and plugged it back in just in case. Still not booting even though it registers in bios
     
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    Aight ima go buy a usb tomorrow and download windows 7 to see if it will work
     
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