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In main BIOS hard drive not listed I think it might be dead

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First try changing ide cable also check jumper setting in hard drive

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Could be..

If you hear it click 9 times out of ten it is dead.. you might want to verify that with a program I used called spinright. You can looked it up on the web this program does revive hard drives you might want to look in to it you be glad you did.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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Acer aspire 5552 completely dead no power lights or nothing, my charger works fine.


Please remove your hard drive and reboot your laptop. If your laptop displays the BIOS screen, then your hard drive is dying or dead. Also, unplug the main battery to test it.

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Stuck on the IBM Thinkpad screen. Tried to click on F12 to open in a different mode... but it just says Preparing Boot Device List.


it sounds as if you have a hard drive failure, or the BIOS settings are messed up for some reason. Try going into BIOS by hitting F1 or F2 or F10 or Delete... or maybe your laptop has a special button for going into BIOS, and find the Boot Device Options to see if your hard drive is the first boot device. Also, you may want to check the Standard BIOS Settings and the PC configuration settings. The names of these settings depend on the BIOS version you have, but the bottom line is that you need to find a list of devices recognized on your laptop, and see if there is any entry for a primary hard drive. If there isnt a primary hard drive, find an option that does auto-detect of hard drives and run the detection sequence. If nothing comes up then your hard drive is probably dead or damaged, and you'll need to get hands-on help to deal with the problem.

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TRYING TO RECOVER LAPTOP, GETTING THE ERROR MSG 10-FC 12-045D


Based on the information available online and the suggestions provided by the Computer Experts, the error might be occurring due to any issues with the Hard Drive of the Computer.

However, to confirm if the issue is related to the Hard Drive, please perform the steps mentioned below:

1) Turn OFF and turn ON the Computer.
2) Then, go to the BIOS Menu.
3) In the BIOS main menu, check if the Hard Drive is listed there.
4) If the Hard Drive is not listed in the BIOS main menu, please go to the "Boot" tab.
5) In the Boot tab, the Hard Drive should be mentioned along with the Hardware components of the Computer such as CD/DVD Drive etc.,
6) Check if the Hard Drive is listed on the BIOS main menu or the Boot tab.
7) If the Hard Drive is mentioned in the BIOS, this indicates that you can try some more troubleshooting steps, before getting the Hard Drive replaced.
8) If the Hard Drive is mentioned in the BIOS, you may try performing the Hardware Diagnostics.
9) The Hardware Diagnostics can be performed by using the Recovery Tools.
10) The Recovery Tools will pre-installed with all the OEM Computers.
11) For some Models, the Recovery Tools should also be supplied with the Recovery Discs.
12) Performing the Hardware Diagnostics will perform a complete scan for any errors or issues with the Hardware Components such as the Hard Drive, RAM etc.,
13) If there are any issues with the Hard Drive, RAM etc., they will be mentioned in the detailed report of the Hardware Diagnostics.
14) Once, the Hardware Diagnostics is complete, you may again try performing the Recovery.
15) If the issue still persists even after performing the Hardware Diagnostics, then the issue might be Hardware related.
16) The issue might be with the Hard Drive.
17) It would be better to replace the Hard Drive, if the issue still persists even after performing all the above steps.

Hope this helps.

Please feel free to ask further questions.

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Cannot detect hard drive when I turned on Dell


It's not dead or infected!! When the laptop turns on, press F2 this gets you into bios. Go to "Boot Sequence" If "Hard Drive" is listed there, then your hdd's dead! if not, go down until you highlight your hard drive. Mine says: HDD:C press space. it should now have a number next to it. Press "Space" on all the other numbers until your hard drive says: 1.HDD:C or whatever your harddrive says! press "Esc" and press save. now your hard drive should work. This might work for your laptop if your bios is "A011"

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My Amilo Li1818 has the same blank screen


As far as the disc drive goes, regardless of if it is connected to a properly running system or not it will start to read a disc. And BIOS is an internal setup menu stored on the motherboard. If it doesn't bring that up, you might have something fried on your motherboard. I can't see how running your battery dead would have caused this though. If you could, would you list any other symptoms? Does the screen light up at all or do you hear the hard drive try to load? I'm sorry I can't be more direct help with fixing it, but it's information I think you might find useful. Best of luck to you, I hope you can get it fixed the cheapest way possible

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Motherboard will not see the hard drive.need the right bios drivers


Here is your bios updates but I think your hard drive is new one 300MB/ps and also scsi if so find your hard drives manufacturers web page and see support page may be yoy motherboard isn't supported (mainly chipset are old and dont support new fast devices, no point any upgrade of bios).

Aug 04, 2009 | MSI PM8M3-V Motherboard

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I'm getting a message saying ''primary drive 0 not found''


Either the BIOS is not configured to sense the connector where your hard drive is attached or the drive is dead and unreadable.

Start the machine and press F2 when you see the Dell logo. This should get you into the BIOS setup. Come down to Drive Information and see if your HDD is listed under IDE1 (or Primary Master). The BIOS should list the model number and capacity. If IDE1 is off or disabled, change the setting, reboot and go back into BIOS. If you still can not see the HDD in BIOS, remove it and put it as a secondary drive in a different machine to see if it comes up. If not, you have a dead drive.

Dec 30, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Reboot


Hi satiewe, no not you're CD. You'll need to enter the notebook's bios. How to get into the bios? Right after you press the power on button, start pressing the delete key every two seconds. The bios main menu should load. If pressing the delete key fail to load the bios menu, try again & press the F2 key every two seconds. The main menu will look like this:
1583ec1.jpg Look at the bottom of the menu & there are instructions on how to move about while in the bios. Go to the title, Advanced.
Listed to the right of; [PATA Primary Master : xxxxx] Where xxxxx is the model number of the hard drive, (Ex: ST80325B). Write this number/letter down. Than go to Boot .
Under boot is, Boot Device Priority. The normal order should be;
1st boot device, [floppy]
2nd boot device, [CD-ROM] - model name.
3rd boot device, [Hard disk drive]? The name of the drive was listed at the main menu as, Pata Primary Master (What you wrote down is what must show here). Than save the bios change & exit. The system will restart. If you placed the correct drive in the correct order you're system will start up.

Good Luck!
Mike

Jun 26, 2008 | Intel PENTIUM-4 865GV CHIP MOTHER BOARD...

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I need Help


Hi Banyar, lets check the main menu & the boot order in you're bios. Start up the PC, as soon as you see any display on the monitor press the delete key every 2 seconds until the bios main menu loads. This is also where you can see the time & date. List on the left is;
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave

Across from these on the right is the matching device. If you have one hard drive the bios will show its model number on the right.
Ex: ST150322A. (You're drive will be different). If you have more than one hard drive the second drive, (Should be listed as Primary IDE Slave). CD-ROM drives would be listed as, Secondary IDE Master & Secondary IDE Slave. Write down the model name of the Primary IDE Master on paper. Now go to the title, "Boot" in the bios. Use you're manual & go to page 2-25. High-light, Boot Device Priority & press enter. Set the order as shown in the manual. Make sure the 3rd boot device is set to the correct hard drive listed from the main menu. The model you wrote down. Once set save & exit the bios. The PC will restart. You should no longer receive the error message & windows should boot normally. If windows does not load normally than it is possible that the Primary IDE master drive is not the drive with windows installed on it. You must find the correct drive with windows loaded on it. Connect that drive to the Primary IDE master port.
You may need to reset the drive’s pin settings so it is seen as the primary drive.
Than change the 3rd device in the bios boot priority list with the correct drive. Windows demands that the operating system be located on the, Primary IDE master port. Please read pages 2-12 & the top of 2-13 in you're manual.

More questions? Post them here.
Good Luck!
Mike

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No response from Monitor, Mouse and Keyboard


Definitely a "faulty" motherboard. If fans on PC do not turn, no lights come on and dead screen.

If lights come on, and fans turn, try to reset the BIOS by removing your CMOS (and setting the jumper to clear for about 5 minutes, then put the jumper to normal again) battery for 5 minutes.

Sometimes the bios just "stuffs" up and you'll get no response from your pc at all. So all you do is "CLEAR THE CMOS/BIOS"

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