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Hard rive not found

When booting up systems harddrive is not found,but it is in the right slot.don,t understand what could be going on with the systems, if someone has this same kind of problem please let me know.

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    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-change...

    It isn't letting me post any links so you will have to copy and paste the address in the address bar of your browser

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    If your computer cannot find a hard drive during boot it could be a couple things. First i want you to follow the link and check your settings in bios.

    whitecanyon.com/how-to-change-boot-order.php

    If the drive is set up in bios then you most likely have a bad drive

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I think u connect external harddive usb right.
go to my computerproperties then u see hardware clik on it then u see device manger clik on it then uninstall usb all drivers then just right lcik any one u see scan for hardware changes clik onn it all usb diverd are auto matically install.

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Boot device not found


1) BIOS Setup states no harddrive found? Remove all power. AC adapter (Charger), and Battery. Remove Harddrive. Press Power On button in, hold in for 10 seconds, let go. Do this procedure 2 more times.
Reinstall Harddrive, and then Battery. Hook AC adapter again.
Harddrive recognized now?

You press the Power On button. This in turn presses against the Power On switch. The power is initialized. First chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset. The Basic Input/Output System program is initialized. BIOS LOOKS TO SEE WHAT DEVICES ARE INSTALLED, does a Ram Memory count, and hands the computer over to the Operating System.

This is what I am basing the above on.

2) Not to knock sellers on Ebay, as I have found a few that are decent.
However the motherboard could be bad.
Harddrive controller could be bad.
Southbridge chip of motherboard chipset,

(CPU = Processor),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

3) Don't E-slap me, but you were wearing an ESD wrist strap, with it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source; when replacing the motherboard, correct?

Please post back in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

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HI there,
The "Error" texts saying:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Are completely normal. This simply states that there is no external cables plugged into the specialty inputs on your toshiba laptop.

The "operating system not found" is stating that your existing hard drive is either A) dead or B) been erased.

Try to re-install your operating system, if it finds no hard drive, you'll need a new one!

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Hi Im having a problem booting, it appears on my screen PXE-E61: Media Test failure, check cable PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. Operating System not found. How can i fix this one without a...


it's trying to boot up from the network instead of from your harddrive. It could mean that it's unable to find your harddrive. One thing to check is the BIOS settings for the boot option - make sure the harddrive boots BEFORE it tries to boot from network.
Once you turn on your laptop it will tell you what to press to get in to the bios to change these options (could be either F1, F2, F10, DEL or maybe even something else) Once in the BIOS look for BOOT OPTIONS

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Ya sounds like the hard drive has died or there is a interface problem since you suffered from water damage. you may be able to get data off the hard drive by using a external hard drive connector but it may or may not work.

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When turning on system sylvania name will appear with a message at bottom of screen telling me to press f2 or f10. If I dont press anything it will go to a black screen, at the top left corner it says...


Well, let see, it saying that operating system is not found. This mean that there is no operating system loaded. It is 80% that your hard drive is currupted 19% that the operating system is damage if your harddrive is not damaged... unless you have a operating system load to a external source such a usb thumb drive, flash driver. If you didn't. then most likely your hard drive is currupted. The only way to see this is to press the f2 or f10 which ever key that load the bios menu which is a blue menu after you press it. Then see if the hard drive is detected. If not then your harddrive is bad and needs to be replaced and a Os is need to be reinstalled in order to work. If you have another laptop or a desktop that can accept sata drive, you might want to test this if the other computer would detect it as in some case the expansion slot for the harddrive could come worn out and couldn't read your harddrive. But most of the time, it is your harddrive, it is bad and need to be replaced.

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The PXE ROM is part of your system's network interface controller. It is being entered on your system's startup to look for a bootable image on a physical network connection and if found, to boot from that image. If there is no network cable connection to your system or if there is but no bootable device is found on that connection, the result is the error message that you got. As to why your system is entering the PXE ROM can be explained by looking at your system's Setup Utility,,,

Press F2 while powering up to enter the Setup Utility and use the cursor control keys to go to the Boot tab which then shows the Boot priority order. The default order is as follows...
1. IDE0
2. IDE1
3. USB FDD
4. USB HDD
5. Network Boot : LEGACY PCI DEVICE
6. USB CDROM
Your system's internal hard disk drive should be listed beside IDE0 and it will be accessed first to look for a boot record. If the drive fails to boot, the next devices in the list will be accessed accordingly until either a bootable device is found or the last item which is USB CDROM. If a USB CDROM is plugged in on one of the system's USB ports, it will be checked for a bootable record and if not found or no CDROM is plugged in, then the system displays the last part of the message -- insert boot disk and press any key.

Press F12 while powering up enters the Boot Menu which has the Boot Option Menu. This menu should show by default the following...
1. IDE 0: (the name/type information for your system's internal hard disk drive
2. Network Boot: LEGACY PCI DEVICE

If there is no hard disk drive information shown beside IDE 0, then the possibilities are that
1. there is no internal hard drive present
2. there is a hard drive but it has failed
If there is hard disk drive information and pressing enter to select it does not result in an operating system startup, then the drive's startup partition has been wiped and so it has no bootable image.

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1. operating system to factory defaults
2. applications (selectable)
3. drivers (selectable)

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Your BIOS is looking for a drive to "boot" from and does not see your harddrive or CD-rom.

You may have a harddrive failure or bad drive controller.

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Basic versions are either free or ask for donations.

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firts put the original harddrives back in place :)
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