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HARD DISK NOT FOUND MESSAGE ON SCREEN

While working in laptop, suddenly screen went blank & tried to restart it, but displayed message as hard disk not found, in bios it is showing the presence but even loading windows xp setup showing the message as 'no hard disk is found'... service centre techs told that there may be mother board problem...please assist me get rid off this problem. Thanks, madhu

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There might be few reasons for this.

The worst is that your Motherboard/HDD is broken, but I am almost sure that this is NOT the case. Motherboards and HDDs do not burn just like that !

The good thing is that you can 'see' your HDD in BIOS, which means it is not dead!

There can also be a wrong BIOS settings for the HDD controller. Check BIOS settings for your HDD-SATA controller. Somehow maybe your BIOS lost/changed HDD settings.

The problem is that I am not sure you can check your HDD on another computer. If you can do that, then it is the best chance to determine if something is wrong with your HDD, Also there (on another computer) you can more easy use some HDD test and repair software. Also, that way you can easy make backup of your important files.
Bott from WINXP BOOT disk and try recovery console (chkdsk/p at command prompt)

Try to download Hiren's Boot CD(http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd).

Regards

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Hi,

I am Vikram Kumar Thumu from India-Hyderabad. I would like to provide you my suggestions on this issue for you...

Well, this issue could happen only due to below three reasons....

1. If the Hard Disk Drive is bad.
2. If RAM card is not working properly.
3. If there is an error with Operating system...


However, to isolate and to resolve the issue I recommend you to perform below solutions and try out. I hope that this should resolve the issue for you.

Solution 1: BIOS UPDATE OR BIOS FLASH
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Note**--- THIS BIOS UPDATE IS APPLICABLE IF YOU ARE USING WINDOWS XP.

NOTE**-- If you are ready to perform BIOS update, please connect the Notebook with Ac Adapter and make sure that Battery is also installed for Notebook.

Please open below link in the new Internet Explorer web page...
The web page titles as " WinFlash Utility for HP Notebook System BIOS; Windows-Based"

Link is:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-39816-1&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=435618&os=228&lang=en

Once if you open the web page, please click on the option " Download Only" and then try to save the download file on Desktop and run the file after download is completed.

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If you need any further assistance on this issue, you can mail me at thumuvikram@rediffmail.com , I'll be glad to help you further on this issue.

Bye..

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