There are a couple of posts here with a problem like mine System will not recognize my drive. I got another drive same model and changed the controller board. Still same problem is there different versions of controller boards on the same model of drive. Is there anything else I can try. Has anyone taken the platters out of a drive and put them in another drive same model. I will try the freezer thing and see what comes of that. Is there anyone that has had luck with that.
Anyone care to exchange there experience with changing the controller on the hard drive Id like to hear how you made out
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Re: Invalid boot disk
The reson for this invalid boot disk is it need to be formated to the motherboard and made active primary hard drive this is it you are going to use it but it you have files that need to be recovered please use another pc and use ntfs recovery tools to recover files this see deep inside the hard drive even when there is no boot sector there place this drive on secondary Ide if pc has 2 ide ports but if only 1 ide then jumper this as slave.
and if a virus attacks the mbr which is know as the Main Boot Record.
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When booting, try going to the Boot Menu by pressing F12 when you see the Toshiba logo so you can select your hard drive as your boot device. After doing so, if you still get an "Invalid System Disc" error, then your hard drive may be shot.
1) Go into your bios by pressing the Delete key.
2) Navigate to boot disk priority.
3) Set this to Primary master disk drive (The drive that your operating system is installed on.
4) The save and exit.
This should stop the message from coming up and solve your problem.
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For some reason, the computer isn't able to read the hard drive and Windows isn't being found. If this computer has a floppy disk drive, make sure there's no disk in it. (Some people still use floppies, and the normal setting for systems with floppy drives is to try booting from that drive first. You may have a disk in it that isn't bootable.) Other possible causes are hard drive failure, a virus or other malware program has damaged the drives boot sector, or a motherboard problem. The most likely cause would be the hard drive; as a mechanical device they are more prone to fail than other parts.
This error can be a couple of things. If the "boot block" on the disk has become faulty, the system won't recognize that the disk has an operating system on it and will generate this error message. If the disk is defective completely, the same error will occur. If you have a boot floppy or CD, try re-writing the boot block on the disk. If that fails to resolve the problem, the disk is defective and will need to be replaced.
Go into the POST and set it back to the default setting.
Reboot and see if the cd/dvd rom drive.
If it still does not recognize the drive, then try using a different IDE cable.
Question, did the MB work fine and all of a sudden it does not regonize the drive?
By the way, I have the same MB. So far I have not encounter any problems with it.