I ran across your blog you wrote to something I was looking up and you said:
Your hard drive is most likely bad or the ribbon cable is not connected.
My computer gets a black screen that says Operation system not found and then I also notice media test failure; check cables. You mention about ribbon cable is that the same thing. Do you have any suggestion. I tried booting the cd OS and change the bios to boot to cd first and it doesn't work. I'm thinking it's the hard drive or MBR is shot.
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It has to be something about the speed or the size ..also take a look into its properties and see if it has the possibility to be limited to run on usb 2.0 ..or install the usb 3.0 into the laptop ..This can be the issue it makes it get into error ..I can see no other reason ...maybe the operation system too ..If you have the possibility try to reinstall the laptop ..maybe something on the operation system does not support the hard drive ..(try to install widows 7 if it supports it ..and see how it works after .
This is odd...you probably messed up the bios settings ..or cause it is missing the hard disk or something ..it made it try to boot from network ..and this error is caused by the lack of a server capable to load teh files...to reinstall it or use teh files as operation system .. If you did not made any changes in BIOS ..this does not sound good...cause it means it looks for alternate boot devices ..this only mean it does not have a operation system on the hard disk (either just changed it or for some reasons you lost all files ) .. or the boot sequence is set to look for a network first ..and in this case you should go back to BIOS ...select the boot sector and change them back ... Select the hard disk as first boot device ...cd /dvd as second..and floppy the 3rd ..select to save the new settings on exit ..and boot again .. If you have a sata hard disk ..and you defaulted the BIOS settings ..you may look to see if the ahci function is on for the hard disk ..If it is ..try to disable it ..cause if it lacks the driver for ahci ..it will not boot from the hard disk .. If you just changed the hdd or for some reasons your operation system is not able to boot ...you have to reinstall it ..either using the recovery partition ...if it has one ..or the recovery disk ..if you do not have either of them ..you will need a boot-able disk with the operation system on it..and the procedure is to insert the disk ..and restart the computer ..press F12 for teh boot menu ..and select to boot from teh disk drive ..and press any key for confirmation ..and will start loading files and go with installation ..When primary files are done ..it will ask to press enter to continue ..than you have to agree with the conditions ..and will show the partitions and teh previous operation systems on it ..Select the one that already have a windows..(C drive ) ..and press enter to install ..Also select to format this drive ..and this way get rid of any unwanted bugs ..(select format ntfs quick ) In this modent will load system files..and when it is done ..will restart ..and start installing windows..You will only have to interact when it asks for ..(select time zone ..name and such ..)
your hard drive has been wiped.and no files can be found..go into the BIOS And see if the drive is being recognized.if not pull drive out replace and see if it does then.if it already is recognized then you need to reinstall everything,.or the drive could be going bad...
The most likely explanation is that your hard drive has failed. You can try removing and reseating it. Failing that, borrow one for testing or buy a new one. As a last resort, try putting the hard drive ( or even the whole laptop ) in the refrigerator overnight. Really! :) If this restores operation even temporarily you definitely have a bad hard drive.
If it's not finding the operating system, and you'va ran the recovery cd, then the problem is going to be that the hard drive has failed and will need replaced. In order to double check and make sure it's the hard drive, run the recovery or operating system disc, and reformat the hard drive. If the hard drive will not format, then it's bad.
well what you have on your computer is the computer does not find your hard drive where you have the operative system thats why is asking you to boot from cd because the computer wants to instal a operative system may be your hard drive is damage ok lets do a test turn on your computer by presing the power botton and then press the key to boot on bios page can be (delete ,F1, F10 ) any of those every time you try to do the boot up if does not go to bios you have repit the same operation so when you get bios system display on you computer look for the hard drive and the boot order if there is no hard drive so your hard drive is damege and you have to reolace for a good one and instal the operative system