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Hard drive not installed if os not found re-install hit any key to exit

I switch my laptop on and it says hard drive not installed if os not found re-install hard drive hit any key to exit

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    Moh Tolentino May 11, 2010

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    • When did this problem start?

    • Where there any changes made before this began?

    • If so, what where those changes?

    This usually happens if the computer does not detect the hard drive of your computer, your laptop might have been shaken which made it disconnect the connection to your hard drive.

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This usually happens when your BIOS fails to recognise your hard disk or else it is not enabled in BIOS or else there is a loose connection which makes your computer unable to detect the hard disk, You could try and use your BIOS to check if your hard disk is detected. In case it is not, then check the connections of your hard disk or ask your technician to do that

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