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I pulled out the hard drive by accident, not when I try to boot up, I get the error message : Non-System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready. I have tried reinserting the hard drive and unplugging all power, nothing helps. Thanks for any help

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  • pegasus704 Apr 22, 2009

    This did not solve the problem

  • pegasus704 Apr 22, 2009

    Numberes scrolled for a few minutes, ans KB OK but then same problem

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Hi !

This error means either there is no disk (or disconnected/wrong connected) or your HDD is gone (which I don't believe) !

I can't find a reason why you pulled out your HDD when it was (I assume) working good before ?!?

Anyway, . . .now, please check carefully the connectors - both sides, to the HDD and to the Board(if any), if they are properly fit!
It is an IDE disk and there are two groups pins on the HDD. Check the pins if they are all going to plastic male connector (and then to the board.
A group of 4 or 6 pins on HDD should not be connected. There is one pin missing in (about) middle of the second row of pins - it is o.k.

Put your ear close on the chasis of laptop and find if there is a spinning noise when you turn your laptop on.

If there you can hear noise, then check in BIOS if your HDD exists.

If not, try to check it on another Laptop/PC.
Regards.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • Zarko Ristevski Apr 22, 2009

    Please be more patient to solve the problem !

    Did you check in the BIOS if the HDD is found ?

    Did you check if the FIRST BOOT device is your HDD ?

    Do you hear a Noise from your HDD when you turn on your laptop ?

    'Numbers scrolled' means memory check, but it has nothing with your HDD or boot order !

    Is there a CD in your drive ? If yes, than take it out !


    Please Help us to hel you !
    Regards.

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Hi there.
Go into the bios and change the boot order to the HDD or hard drive, to do this restart the laptop and hit F2 as it starts, this will get you into the bios, change the boot order and set the HDD as the first boot device, save changes and exit.
The computer should boot into the operating system.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Apr 22, 2009

    check in the bios to see if the HDD is recognized and post back

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