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Bios says no ide device found (hard frive missing?)

Computer worked fine 2 days ago then turned it on and it stopped at the compaq logo. down at bottom left of screen gave choice of boot order or f10. per Hp tech have reseated memory, re-seated harddrive, drained battery and set bios to default. When i do a hard drive test in bios is says ide device not detected. Tech person said to send puter in for them to check. said will cost 298.00. Economy sad don't have that kind of money. Any other help? Running windows vista. Came with ie but upgrated to vista a year ago- working fine since until 2 nights ago. If let it sit at logo icon it finally goes to blank screen with blinking curser in upper left but won't go any further. PLease, PLease help. Can't get into safemode by tapping f8. Am ready to pull out hair.

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If the BIOS is not detecting your hard drive, then there are two possible suspects here. Could just be your hard drive or it also be your motherboard.

If you have already reseated your hard drive and memory and the symptoms are still the same, then go to the nearest local computer shop that sells HP. Have them try a known-good hard drive on your system. If it works, purchase a new hard drive. If it doesn't work, your mobo needs to be replaced.

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It sounds like the hdd has failed. When you try to boot can you hear the hdd attempting to spin up? Best solution if everything else checked out would be to replace the hdd. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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.Turn on the PC. When the HP/Compaq logo screen appears, press the F1 key repeatedly until the BIOS Setup screen appears (on some models this key press may different, F2 or Del)
2.Use the Left and Right Arrow keys to select Main.
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1.Turn off the computer, unplug all cords from the PC, and then press the Power button on the front of the PC for five seconds.
2.Remove the side panel.
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Step 3: Removing Drive in Device Manager
Remove the drive name from Device Manager:
4.Close the Properties window and select the CD drive name.
5.Click the Uninstall or Remove button (in Windows XP this is the square button with a red X).
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Click the plus sign (+) next to the following items in the list:
•HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
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