It needs a drive letter assigned! if you don't know how to do this yourself you should definantly call Microsoft. 1-800-microsoft. They can help you do that. Another quick thing to do is check to see if the device is being listed under device manager... It could be a conflicting driver. To get to device manager right click on the my computer icon either on your desktop or in the start menu. then click on the hardware tab then click on device manager, locate Disk Drives, click on the + next to disk drives see if there is more then one drive listed there ( if there is only one, it is likely to be your regular Master hard drive) if you see a yellow exclaimation point you will have to uninstall the driver that has the conflict and reinstall it. I hope this helped a little bit!
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The error PXE-E61: Media test failure usually means the hard disk
has failed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty.
First - re-seat the hard
disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and
go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it
doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.
Then the hard drive needs
to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or
laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning
this error is identicated that your hard drive connector not connected properly, open your computer, disconnect your had drive and connect again, if this way not work and still show that message it mean your hard drive was broken, you need new hard drive
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This issue is often caused by either an incorrect setting in BIOS or a bad boot device, such as a bad hard disk drive.
Verify that your hard disk drive is setup and detected properly in BIOS. You're computer should list a hard disk drive installed either under the main page or the drives page in BIOS. If BIOS indicates the drive is not installed or not detected skip to Hard Disk drive is bad or not connected properly. Verify the boot options are properly set in BIOS, almost all BIOS setups should contain options specifying how your computer boots. For example, most computers should have their boot options setup similar to the below example.
- Floppy drive - CD drive - Hard drive
Rest your BIOS to default values. Many BIOS will enable users to reset the values to the default settings. If you've tried the above options without success try resetting the BIOS.
Boot from either your emergency repair disk, your bootable Windows CD, or your bootable restore CD. Once boot attempt to repair Windows. If you're able to repair Windows remove the disks and reboot the computer.
If the above fails:
Verify the connections are properly connected to the computer if the hard drive was recently installed or the computer was moved.
If all connections are setup properly and all the above recommendations have been attempted, it is likely that the hard disk drive is bad and it will need to be replaced.
Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the AC power supply.
Remove the battery.
Remove the disk-drive.
Reconnect the AC power supply.
Turn the computer on.
Put any "data" disk into the CD-drive.
Does it display the CMOS boot-up display?
Can you hear the PC try to spin that "data" CD, i.e., trying to "boot" from it?
If it works "better" without the disk-drive attached, the disk-drive is the problem.
“No Hard Disk” error displayed on XP install (SATA drive versus ATA/IDE drive)
The two most most popular types of hard drives in personal computers are ATA (also known as IDE hard drive) and SATA hard drives. Many newer computers have SATA hard drives installed, but your computer may have either an (older design) ATA/IDE hard drive or a (newer design) SATA hard drive installed.
After removing Vista, when you reboot your computer, a “No Hard Disk” error may be displayed if your computer has a SATA drive installed. To fix the “No Hard Disk” error, you may need configure your computer’s BIOS settings so that it can recognize the SATA drive installed in you computer. Reconfiguring your BIOS is typically not required if your computer has an ATA/IDE hard drives installed.
Step 1: Activate your computer’s BIOS menu. The first or second screen your computer displays on status may display which key (or keys) you must press to activate your computer’s BIOS menu. You can also look in the index of your computer’s manual for “BIOS” or you can try passing the [Del] or [F1] key when text is first displayed after powering on your computer.
Step 2: BIOS menus vary by computer, but there are seldom more than a few menu categories. Review the “Main” and “Advanced” menu categories to locate your hard drive setting. When you locate the hard drive setting, be sure to note the original drive setting in the bios so that you can restore the original drive setting if your new configuration doesn’t work.
Step 3: Change the drive setting to “IDE,” then save the BIOS settings (usually by pressing the [F10] function key then restart your computer.
If changing your BIOS hard drive setting to IDE doesn’t work, return to step one and restore the original hard drive setting
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Try to reboot your computer. If still you cant open it after rebooting. Click my computer icon. using right click then select disk management then try to see the condition if your drives are present. If its present but it is not found in the display you try to check your Hard disk drive to another computer and scan for viruses. jonags
to know the type of hard drive your computer uses. if u r using windows os, click on start--all programs--my computer. then right click on local disk c, then click on properties u will see some info about your hard disk. or
u click on start-all programs--right click on the my computer icon then click on properties, click on hardware at the top of the window,click on device manager then click on the + sign at beside the ide icon,u i'll see list of hard disk drive right click on the primary ide then click on properties. there u go all about yr hard disk will be displayed.