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Open your laptop and and fix the hard disk cable.After this start laptop and check the bios if HDD detected then select boot device and select first boot device is Hard disk.Save the setting and restart the window.You are able to open your window.
If Hard disk drive is not detected change data cable,power cable of Hard disk.If hard disk is detected in bios follow upper rules.
if it is not detected again you should walk into Hard disk repairing center and check hard disk there.
<span>When the computer/laptop cannot see a boot file/disk on either the hard disk or floppy drive it gives an error message </span>- <span>"No bootable device. Insert boot disk and press any key"</span><span><br /><br />First thing, check to see if the is a floppy disk inthe floppy drive, if so removes this disk.</span><br /><span>If there was no disk in the floppy drive then it maybe a hard disk problem.<br />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.<br />If it still gives this error message and the BIOS does not detect this hard drive, then the hard drive is probably faulty.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />To get the computer operating again, install a new hard drive in your computer and then install Windows on this hard drive plus the computer's device drivers and your programs.</span>
To check your hard disk drive if its detected, turn on your computer and press DEL or F2 to enter BIOS setup. Then go to standard cmos setup and there should be the hard drive detected as Primary or Secondary IDE or SATA. If detected and not loading into windows that case your operating system is corrupted. However If your hard drive is not detected on your bios, turn off your computer and unplug and plug your hard disk drive then turn on your computer start pressing again DEL or F2 then check again your hard drive if it is detected.
If your hard disk drive and cd/dvd rom drive are the same cable you can switch the cable to check if the cable of the hard drive are ok. After you have checked and you found out that the two cables are ok that means you will have to format your computer. But you must backup all your data and files before doing so. Formatting your computer will erase or delete the entire space of the partition which you perform formatting.
Here is the video tutorial on how to format your computer using windows xp
The problem could be one of these -
The hard disk needs reseating to make proper electrical connection.
The hard disk is faulty.
The BIOS has not detected the hard disk.
The hard disk controller is faulty
To determine the fault -
Reseat the hard disk and boot up the laptop.
Check the BIOS configuration - does it detect the hard disk. The BIOS may have a hard disk diagnostic, if so then run the diagnostic.
For a further hard disk test - remove the hard disk and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If the hard disk is OK then this computer will detect it as an external hard drive and you can open the folders and files.
If not then the hard disk is confirmed faulty.
To get the Gateway working, install a new hard drive and install Windows, the laptop's device drivers and your programs.
first thing to do is to remove and reconnect the hard disk to the system. devices like hard disk not detected often is just a result of loose connections. if this will not work, may be a good idea to test another hard disk with your computer or test the hard disk on another computer to isolate if the hard disk will need to be replaced.
Please check that the hard disk is connected properly. If you know that the hard disk is working, check whether it is detected or not. If it's not detected, you'll need to recheck it again with the power supply. If possible, try it to another Laptop so that you can make sure that Hdd isn't the culprit.
In case it's detected and the problem still persists, repair the operating system installation, this will definitely solve your problem. Good luck.
You may have a hardware fault.
Try re-seating the hard drive. Then check the BIOS to see if the hard disk is detected. If the hard disk is not detected then either the hard disk is faulty or the disk controller on the motherboard is faulty. To further test the hard disk, remove the hard disk and connect it to an USB hard disk adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer cannot see it as an external hard drive nor can you open the various folders and files, then the hard drive is faulty. Then you need to replace the faulty hard drive, install Windows on the new hard drive, together with the laptop's device drivers and your programs to get a working laptop again.
THis error comes when your hard drive not recognized in bios. For that make sure your hard drive is detected in bios. When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios. Then disable SATA option in Ide configuration . Then save and exit. Then If still not detected in bios then you need to reattch hard drive in to laptop. For that you need to open back cover of laptop the reattach hard drive. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
The BIOS will have trouble detecting faulty IDE devices, eg the hard disk etc.
To check if the IDE devices are faulty, connect the hard disk to an USB hard disk adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port, if the computer detects it as an external hard drive and you can open the folders and files then the hard drive is OK and the fault is the disk controller. If the hard disk is not detected then it is faulty and a new hard disk is needed, Windows installed on the new hard drive together with the device drivers and your programs to get an fully functioning computer again.
The Toshiba cannot find a boot disk, this problem could be caused by the BIOS could not detect the hard drive because has lost the configuration or the hard drive is faulty or the disk controller is faulty.
Check the BIOS configuration to see if it has detected the hard disk and some BIOS have a utility to test the hard disk, if this is available then run the hard disk test.
Another way to test the hard disk, remove the hard disk from the laptop and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer see it as and external hard drive and you can open the folders and files the the hard drive is OK and the fault is most likely the laptop's motherboard.
If the computer cannot detect or open the files on the external USB adapter then the hard drive is faulty. The hard drive needs to be replaced in the Toshiba and Windows installed to get the laptop working again.