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If this drive is good as you say and works in another computer, then the issue lies with your motherboard BIOS. You don't make mention of the make and model of the computer, nor the age. Your problem typically arises when the system BIOS version is too old to recognize the drive because the drive is larger than the BIOS was programmed to handle. You may be able to update the BIOS to accommodate the drive if you can identify the make and model of the computer or the motherboard or BIOS vendor. Check the vendors website for the appropriate file.
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Posted on Dec 30, 2008
There's a label of your jumper setting for your hard drive located at the top of your hard disk. If you have two hard drives, You must place the jumper of your hard drive as master and the other hard drive as slave. If you only have one hard disk drive, set the jumper as master and your cd drive as slave.
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
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This error message
- "No bootable device. Insert boot disk and press any key" means -
The PC cannot see a boot file/disk on either the hard
disk or floppy drive.
Check the floppy drive and remove and floppy disk.
If there was no disk in the floppy drive then it is a hard disk problem.
Check the BIOS to see if the hard disk is detected, if not open the case and re-seat the data cable on the hard drive and also where it connects to the motherboard disk controller.
If it still gives this error message and the BIOS does not detect the hard drive, then the hard drive is probably faulty.
A further check on the hard drive, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port, if this computer does not detect it as an external storage device then the hard drive is faulty.
To get the computer working again, install a new hard drive in your computer and then install Windows on the new hard drive plus the computer's device drivers and your programs.
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