I can't boot up my computer. Keep getting the message no bootable devices and no boot sector on hard disk. Ran diagnostic got error code 1000-0143 Drive smart read command failed. I was online last night, screen froze hit ctrl alt delete and was not able to reboot. Help, what do I do to fix it?
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Bad news...it sounds like your hard drive is either dying or corrupted.
Here is what I would do first...Google "seatools" this is a set of software tools that you can use to test your hard drive. It's made by Seagate, but I've succesfully used it on other manufacturer's drives. Does you computer have a floppy drive? If not then you'll need to download the version of seatools that can be burned onto a CD. You'll also need software that will allow you to burn a "bootable" CD. If you don't have this capability and you don't have a floppy drive, then you're going to need to find someone who can burn the bootable CD for you.
Assuming you can get seatools put the CD (or floppy) in the computer and let follow the steps to let it test your hard drive. It's pretty straight forward.
If you're very lucky it may be able to fix your problems. If not you may need to reformat your hard drive or possibly you'll need a new hard drive.
If you have lots of important files on your computer that are not backed up then do not reformat the drive. Go buy a new one and install Windows on the new drive but also install the old drive. Many times the drive has problems that will prevent you from booting, but you can use it a bit longer as a second drive in the computer so you can recover your files.
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A boot sector is a sector of a hard disk that contains booting programs stored in the other part of the hard disk. You boot sector might have been deleted or corrupted and you can't logon until you repair or recover the boot sector. To do this you must have your OS cd. Boot from OS cd the follow below steps...
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer
3. If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Click Repair your computer.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu, click Startup Repair. Startup Repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem, and if necessary, it might restart your computer as it makes repairs.
The uProcessor can't find a bootable device and presumes your hard drive is no longer plugged in. Standard error message. Check your BIOS for the hard drive listing. If it is listed there is no problem with the cables. You will need your restore disc to boot from and repair your boot sector on the drive.
A boot device is typically the main hard drive which contains your operating system.
There are a couple of reasons you'll get this message:
You or somebody else modified the BIOS and disabled the bootable hard drive. To fix this, turn the computer on and watch for a prompt that includes the words BIOS or SETUP. It should have a key associated with it (F2 and Delete are two common options). Look for the boot up section and make sure that your primary hard drive is on the list (usually 1st or 2nd in the boot sequence.).
Your hard drive is damaged or the boot sector is damaged and the BIOS can't find the boot information. In this case, I would take the computer to a local professional. Your hard drive may not be recoverable.
AFAIK all XP disks were bootable so maybe check your bios options.
If they are correct and it still does not boot them goto bootdisk.com and download the floppy setup disks for XP. You could then set your laptop to boot from floppy and install xp from there.
go to BIOS MENU by pressing Del or F2 while booting...then check the boot priority and first boot device..change it to hard disk...if then same problem occur then your hard disk might have some problem...
it is not recognizing your harddrive you will need to make sure that your harddrive is connected properly then boot into bios and under the ide section have the computer check for the harddrive if it finds it there then save and exit and reboot please keep me posted on this i can help you further if needed regards mike
Non-System Disk or Disk Error results when the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) cannot find the boot sector or the master boot record is missing or damaged; i.e. the device does not have bootable media. The BIOS searches drives in the order usually specified in the CMOS Setup. This order is often, but not always, A: (floppy drive), C: (first partition on the hard disk)… The error will occur during startup if the CMOS is set so the BIOS seeks the floppy drive first and a non-bootable (or blank) floppy is in (was left in) the floppy drive. Other causes include:
No bootable partition on a hard disk drive
A defective hard disk drive
The CMOS drive settings (parameters) are not correct for the boot device