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HP e-pc C10 Boot problem - hard disk apparently not detected during boot

Question: HP e-pc C10 Boot problem - hard disk apparently not detected during boot

I yesterdy tonight fitted an HP e-pc C10 with a new hard disk, and the disk
has been partitioned, formatted and set as primary. Using the HP
Recovery CD which came with the machine, I installed Windows 2000 on to
the new disk.
The install went without hitches until the very first full boot. Admin
sign-on is completed, then Win 2k spontaneously shuts down and
re-starts. On the re-start we get an error message: Boot failure, disk
not recognised. Press any key to restart the OS.
On pressing the key the boot once again fails. This is very hard to
understand, as the machine successfully booted in to the install
programme twice. Furthermore, the bios detects the hard disk as a
Primary IDE correctly. Yet, at the crucial moment of finalising the OS
boot the system fails.
Anyone any thoughts?

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Hi, everybody. I am having a horrible problem with the disk drive! OK, let me explain... (By the way, my OS is Windows XP Professional SP2)

As my detailed explanation is very long, let me tell you the summary of my problem first:

Summary:

I switched on my computer, but an error message appeared saying "Boot failure. Insert BOOT disk into A: Press any button when ready"
Used Windows CDROM and selected the repair Windows option. But the repair process failed because it said that there are no hard disks in my computer eventhough I have a primary disk and slave disk in my computer.
Used BOOT diskette. Following options appeared:

First harddisk, first partition
First harddisk, second partition
First harddisk, third partition
First harddisk, fourth partition
Second harddisk, first partition
Second harddisk, second partition
Second harddisk, third partition
Second harddisk, fourth partition
Previous Operating System on C:

Selected 'first harddisk. first partition'. Following error message appeared:

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information"

Entered BIOS. Statistics showed that primary hard disk and slave hard disk 'not installed' although I have a primary hard disk and slave hard dis... Read more

Answer:Solved: Computer can't boot up and hard disk not detected!

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Hello, everyone

On switching on my laptop, the below written text displayed on screen

Intel UNDI , pxi-2.1 (build 083)

Copyright (C) 1997-2000 intel corporation

This Product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US6115,776 and US6,327,625

Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.29 (06/30/09)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
Operating system not found
I have tried this as well:
1. Restarted laptop again
2. Pressed F12 just after the dell logo appears
3. From boot menu selected diagnostics option
In hard disk test, it shows hard disk not detected
on completion of diagnostics, displays text, "No utility partition identified"

Kindly help! What should i do now.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Hard disk not detected on diagnostics by boot menu

Hello and welcome Ranjana for starters just how old is the laptop if very old or has been dropped then the drive just might be dead.

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Hi.

Ok, I bought a new power supply, because my old one was too damn loud. I hooked it up to my PC, turned it on, everything is looking fine, start up detects my DVD drive, 2 hard disks.. then I get the message "BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK".

Now I've seen some other people talk about going into BIOS and changing the start up to the HDD and not the CD.. well I've done that and it doesn't help. If I let windows load up and it asks me to which partition I wish to install windows, no partition is present. It's as if after the initial start up the drives arn't being found.

I plugged my old (but loud) PSU back in, connected up all the cables, and it works perfectly.

Why does the new PSU not detect my HDD's after the first BIOS screen start up? Any ideas?
 

Answer:New power supply, no hard disk detected on boot?

Are you certain you correctly connected everything?

The PSU makes absolutely no difference to your boot order, it just supplies power to everything with a connection. Try a different connector in the hard disk, and try it again.

Its possible the PSU is faulty (it happens), and there is no power when they should be.
 

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I just recently had to replace a hard drive on my Pavilion P7-1423w, and upon  installation of hard drive, and insertion of system disc I would get Start pxe over ipv4 messages. It would then hang there for a few minutes before the Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed message would pop up. I have gone into the BIOS menu and messed around with boot orders, activated Legacy, etc. Restored default settings, and still I get the error. I don't know if I need to get past this initial part before it will even attempt to read the system disc? Any tips/suggestions out there? Link to purchased HD

Answer:New Hard Drive, Error: No boot disk has been detected

Wraitharisen, welcome to the forum. Here is a guide that should help you with your Recovery. Please click the "Thumbs Up+ button" if I have helped you and click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved.

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Greetings And Salutations.Laptop Specification:Lenovo z400 touchWin8.1 SGL1TB hard disk I seem to have problem with my laptop not being  able to boot operating  system.Before all this occurred, I was casually browsing with chrome.  Then  I noticed a freeze as I was unable to move the mouse pointer, or even  execute ctrl shift delete  command. This happened after I acquired a blue screen. But it restarted  fast into the lenovo white logo before  I could make of the error code.Afte that, I was not able to boot into operating system  I did bios setup but hard disk is not detected. Until now I am still stuck at not being able to boot my operating system due to hard disk not detected and not in  boot menu option..Help anyone? (my probable guess is hardware malfunctioned?) 

Answer:Lenovo z400 touch (hard disk not detected in boot)

berayen wrote:Greetings And Salutations.Laptop Specification:Lenovo z400 touchWin8.1 SGL1TB hard disk I seem to have problem with my laptop not being  able to boot operating  system.Before all this occurred, I was casually browsing with chrome.  Then  I noticed a freeze as I was unable to move the mouse pointer, or even  execute ctrl shift delete  command. This happened after I acquired a blue screen. But it restarted  fast into the lenovo white logo before  I could make of the error code.Afte that, I was not able to boot into operating system  I did bios setup but hard disk is not detected. Until now I am still stuck at not being able to boot my operating system due to hard disk not detected and not in  boot menu option..Help anyone? (my probable guess is hardware malfunctioned?) If the hdd is no longer detected in the bios then the possibility is that you have a crashed hdd and therefore need to replace it. Just to be sure, go to bios and set everything to default. Save and exit. See if you can now see the hdd in the bios.

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I bought a Y50 touch laptop in August 2014 and after just 3 months of usage the hard disk just crashed without any reason. Since the harddisk was not being detected (I checked the BIOS also) I could not back up my files. I sent my laptop for repair to Lenovo service depot as it  is still under warranty and I was informed by the technical support that Laptop will be repaired in 7 business days after it reached the repair station. But after the laptop reached, I was informed that the damaged part was not in stock and had to be ordered. On checking the repair status I found that ETA for the damaged part is 12/26/2014 which is more than 2 weeks than what i was told to get my laptop repaired. Being a student, I am not able to complete my academic projects and related work due to this delay. I am forced to look for alternative laptops to buy as this delay will affect my professional work greatly.

Answer:Y50 touch boot error (Hard disk not detected) - Delay in repair

I had the EXACT problem! I got the touchscreen version of the Y50 from Amazon after about 3 months, the hard disk crashed. I sent my laptop to the depot center too (it arrived there in November 26) and the website said that the ETA for the hard disk was 12/29/14. This got me frustrated- I called up the service center and they passed the case to a Customer Relations Manager, who called me after 2 days offering me a new laptop! I got the new one on December 15- the day my final exams ended. Nonetheless, I was happy to get a new one! And now, this new laptop started having disk errors since the last two days. I had two disk error notifications and Windows suggested that I restart and "repair" the drive. I had this exact problem with my previous laptop- I remember running the "restart-disk-repair" utlitity many times and I feel that this machine is also likely to be defective. I am not sure; but two disk error notifications in two consecutive days doesn't seem right. (Would appreciate if someone had suggestions for this) Nonetheless, reply and let me know if you got your computer back, or if you just got a new one!

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Hi all,I recently bought a HP DV6-3299eg laptop and it has started to show up a SMART Hard disk error screen whenever the computer is turned on.  Also, when I'm using the machine it pops up warning messages saying there is a problem with the hard drive and i need to back-up. However, when I run the System Diagnostics Quick and Full Hard Disk tests, they pass 100%. Also, when I run the Start-up test, the Memory test is a 100% pass. And the Primary Hard Disk Self test is 100% passed.  But on both the start-up test screen and the Hard Disk test screen it shows up "SMART check: Hard Disk 1 SMART (301). No warranty code shows up only that SMART check error number. I bought the computer in Vienna, Austria, but am currently in Budapest, Hungary. The chain of stores I bought it from (SATURN) has stores in both countries and so I took it to the Budapest store yesterday to see what they could do.  Through minimal broken English I understood i was to go home and reinstall windows and that would get rid of the problem.  But that is not the case.  I reinstalled windows 7 last night, then upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate (to get the laptop working in English), and the SMART check error still shows up on start-up.  I've backed up all my files and just waiting to see what happens. I phoned HP support earlier but they're closed as it's Sunday, so I will try again tomorrow. So in the meantime I thought I would post on here and see ... Read more

Answer:SMART hard disk 301...but apparently no hard disk problem?!

Hi, Which OS is installed?Upgrade to the latest BIOS. Here is a link to your notebook's support pages where the drivers and software are.I suggest that you contact HP. Hard drive replacement is covered under the basic one-year warranty.Best regards,erico 

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I just replaced the stock xtremegear psu my computer came with because one day the computer just shut off and wouldn't turn on again.

I replaced it with a corsair gs800. I'm pretty sure I plugged everything in...the 24 and 8 pins into the motherboard, and the pci-e into the graphics card...as well as the fans and the cd drive.

When I turn it on, it goes through MSI's start screen but then it tells me something about No hard disk detected. Then it goes to the MSI screen again and gives me a choice to boot with...but there's only one choice, cd/dvd atapi drive. I choose that and it doesn't work.

I double checked the connections I have plugged in and those are secure. there are lights flashing on the motherboard so that's getting power. That's the 24 pin one right? I also checked the one in the corner, the 8 pin one...seems to be secure. They both clicked in.

Could someone please tell me what I might have done wrong?

Oh and here's the computer information that came with my invoice. Ignore the PSU, it now has what I said.

KB-152-101 BLACK XTREME GEAR MULTIMEDIA/ INTERNET USB KEYBOARD 1 0.00 0.00
MO-115-101 BLACK XTREME GEAR OPTICAL USB GAMING MOUSE 1 0.00 0.00
CU-197-206 INTEL i7-960 3.20GHZ 8M 1366 RETAIL 1 1,209.00 1,209.00
HD-403-306 1TB SATA III 7200 RPM 3.5" HARD DRIVE 1 0.00 0.00
RM-317-401 KINSTON HYPER X DDR3/1600MHz 2 GB MEMORY 6 0.00 0.00
FA-WATER-101 ASETEK 510LC 120MM WATERCOOLER 1 0.00 0.00
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Answer:"No hard disk detected" on boot up

try to replace the cable of your Hard disk drive......
 

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Hi everyone! So my computer when I turn it on, it immediately goes into start up repair. Once it scans for a bit it says "contact your admisntrator to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk". In the details it says it's a "bad hard disk".
Now, a couple things. I had this problem before, and when I restarted the pc, it started working again. I don't understand how this is possible if the hard disk was truly faulty.
Additionally, to give more background. I did some things to the computer so it would run faster. I first completely reinstalled windows. After that I did a registry clean using cccleaner. And then I defragged the hard drive. This defragging, however, is something I have never done before, and it is only thing I know that I did that could have affected the hard drive. The strange thing is, is that I know that the computer was working fine after all the processes, and I was able to surf the internet ect. However, I left the computer untouched for about a week and now I can't get it to boot and keep on getting the above error.
I guess my question comes down to, is it really a hard disk error? Is this only fixable by replacing the hard disk? I just don't understand why the hard disk would suddenly have a problem when the computer wasn't even touched. Thanks!

Answer:PC won't boot- hard disk problem?

Energy, normally when you get this type of message:
"Windows detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact your computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk."
.....it means that Windows has detected bad hard disk sectors. If that's really the case then the drive can never be trusted and should be replaced ASAP.
There are various tools available that can show you the health of a hard drive and PassMark's free "DiskCheckup" is one of them - click here. Install the program, launch it, click on the icon for your disk at the top, click the "SMART Info" tab and look down the "Status" column for any errors.
Let me know what you discover.
"why the hard disk would suddenly have a problem when the computer wasn't even touched. "
Because bad sectors are caused by physical deterioration of the drive's surface which can get worse over time even if the PC's not being used.
PS: Make sure you've got current backups of all your valuable data as there's a chance that the drive could fail catastrophically at any time.
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hello.
i have a problem with one of my hard disks and windows. actually, my windows got corrupted and i decided to reinstall it. i formatted my second 40 GB hard drive and installed windows in it, thinking of later formatting the drive with the corrupted windows which was on the other 80 GB drive. but now when i try to run the computer with both the drives connected and with the new windows drive as my 1st boot device, the computer gives "error 115" and directs me to BIOS setup. i get the same messege when i try to run with only the 80 GB drive connected.
so i thought of formatting the drive partition with the old windows using the windows CD, but when i run the windows CD, it gets stuck whenever it tries to read or examine the 80 Gb hard drive. also, the 80 GB hard disk has data which i really want to save on a seperate partition.
hope you understand my problem. Please help with it and give some possible solution. please.
thanks
 

Answer:Hard disk boot problem

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hello alli have an old thinkpad 570  with win98 and i need to upgrade to newer version on windowsi have an ultrabase with just a floppy, so very hard to transfer large files or install new osso i had this idea that i would transfer the hard disk to another laptop, install the os, then transfer back (i ve done this before i have put a dell hd into sony and it booted sucessfully)first i put windows 2000 on separate parititon and got blue screen stop error and refused to boot,i then put win98 se using the whole disk now it just saysinvalid system disk, pls remove then strike any key,so i put back into the sony to check i had'nt broken it and it works fine put back into thinkpad same errorim just wondering why this happening?, i have ordered the cd drive now but i am just curiousthank you inn advancehello all i have an old thinkpad 570 with win98 and i need to upgrade to newer version on windows i have an ultrabase with just a floppy, so very hard to transfer large files or install new os so i had this idea that i would transfer the hard disk to another laptop, install the os, then transfer back (i ve done this before i have put a dell hd into sony and it booted sucessfully) first i put windows 2000 on separate parititon and got blue screen stop error and refused to boot, i then put win98 se using the whole disk now it just says invalid system disk, pls remove then strike any key, so i put back into the sony to check i had'nt broken it and it works fine put ba... Read more

Answer:hard disk boot problem

Hi, this is a known problem of the Phoenix BIOS of the 570/570E-series. You have to format the hard drive inside the ThinkPad 570 - maybe boot a DOS from floppy or something life that. Then try to install the HDD in your Sony and install the OS. bye,tpk

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Hello, I have a Thinkpad T510 (the machine type imprinted on the bottom of the machine is 4313) that is running Windows 7 Ultimate and will not boot. When I try to boot, the machine gets past BIOS, and the "Starting Windows" screen comes up. After some time, the screen goes blank, but the hard drive light is still active, so something appears to be going on. I left it in this state for about 3 hours, but it never got past it. I did a hard reboot and was prompted with a choice to "Lauch Startup Recovery" or "Start Windows Normally". I selected "Launch Startup Recovery". The utility ran and said "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically". There was a link to look at the log of the recovery attempt, which I selected. At the end of this log, there was a statement that the root cause was "ACLs on file D:\windows\system32\rutils.dll a". Is anybody able to help get this machine running again? Thanks,Dave 

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Hi, I have just recently gotten a new computer which came with Vista. Previously what I have done with any new operating system I got was installed it into my old computer. However, I came to find out you can only have one computer assigned to each cd, unless I wanna buy another one, which is unecessary.

I wanted to get rid of Vista and return to XP but the XP disc would not install because of multiple errors, such as missing ntldr.

So I decided to use deriks boot and nuke to clear the hard drive, and that went smoothly.

Now, here is my problem... When I insert the XP cd it spins for a while and eventually comes to an error screen with:

"no boot sector on hard disk"
"CARDBUS NIC boot failed"

30 seconds or so later I also get this message

"No bootable devices"
Also, when I just start the computer normally, it does go to a screen that says no operating system found, which makes sense.

The weird thing is that the Windows Vista CD still starts up and goes to the installation area when I boot from CD drive, So I know my CD drive is working properly.

I have tried the XP CD in another computer and it works fine.

The computer with the problems is a Dell Inspiron 8500.

Sorry if this has been answered somewhere but I grew tired of reading through threads only to come to a very general solution of booting from the XP disc, which wont work.

Since I used deriks boot and nuke, I have not formatted and repartitioned the drive ( I don't know i... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows XP Disc won't boot - no boot sector on hard disk..

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Hi, I really need some help here.

My system has two drives:
1) SSD (C: drive) where my win7 OS boots from (call this normal_win7)
2) HDD (D: drive) where I keep my data

I created a D:\virtual_win7.vhd file and installed win7 on it (for testing purposes) following these instructions:

Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

When I boot, I get no boot menu asking me to choose either between normal_win7 or virtual_win7 install. By default, it boots into virtual_win7. To boot into normal_win7, I need to press F11 at reboot to enter into Boot Menu and select it. I thought I would be presented with a boot menu at reboot each time? Those instructions I followed in the link told me the boot manager would be present. So I got a feeling something went wrong somewhere.

These are some things I observed:

1. I installed EasyBCD within normal_win7 and it only has one entry listed in the bootloader:


HTML Code:
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
2. Within System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Startup and Recovery, there is also only one entry.

3. In Disk Management (within normal_win7), the vhd does not appear.

Questions:

What do I need to do to get the boot menu manager going when I reboot my system to allow OS selection?

Why doesn't the vhd appear in Disk Management within normal_win7? Is it because it is being dynamically mounted each time it is booted into? I thought th... Read more

Answer:Boot issues with virtual hard disk. No windows boot manager

I guess everyone is using win8 these days, or my question is at the cutting edge of technology that no one knows the answer

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Answer:Frozen on boot screen!! hard disk problem

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Hey,
I recently had a serious malfunction with my computer. My power supply fan decided to stop working. I didn't realize it until too late. My computers power supply got really really hot and shot some sparks out the back. I smelt some burning scents and found them coming from my power supply. After this I switched my computer into a new case with a new power supply to find out that this had actually killed my motherboard as well. I then borrowed my brother's motherboard and connected my hard drive to it. I've got everything hooked up correctly and am getting it to boot up to bios. When it gets to the point where it verifies DMI pool data it gets a disk boot failure. I've read in a couple of places that this is often a result of a corrupt hard drive. Is there any way I can check and see if the hard drive is still ok, or is the information on it completely lost to me? I'm currently in the process of buying a new laptop and would like to get the information of that computer if it is at all possible. I've tried all the system defaults for boot order and have tried various combonations that make sense to me but none have had any success. Any help is much appreciated.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Problem...disk boot failure

Set it to boot from CD. Find a boot disk with some HDD diagnostics on.
 

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I'm making a image for installation of windows 10.
I make a USB flash drive with WINPE. and once the device starts into WINPE, it will automatically start to install windows 10 by calling "dism /apply-image".
Normally i just shutdown the computer after installation, but now i want to reboot the device and boot into the windows i just installed. But i can't, because if i reboot the device, it will boot into WINPE again and start another turn of installation of windows.
How could i temporary boot into my windows 10?

Answer:How to temporary boot into hard disk if my first boot option is USB?

Seems like you are doing it backwards. Set the hard drive as the primary boot device and temporarily boot the USB flash drive the first time. Then on restarting the first time during the Windows 10 install it will boot to the hard drive and ignore the USB flash drive.

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I have a HP DV6600 with a fresh HP factory install of Vista SP1. Newest Bios update, and virus free. When I boot up i see the HP screen with boot options down across the bottom(F2, F9, F10 etc) then it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor in upper left corner. The hard drive lcd does not blink at all. If I reboot and press F9 to select boot options that menu comes up. The only option there is Internal Hard disk or Enter Setup. If I select Internal Hard disk it will boot every time and run great from there on out, untill I go to restart it again. Any suggestions?
Bob

Answer:I can only boot with select boot device- hard disk

Sounds like your hard drive...is not your first boot device...it should be.

http://www.pctechbytes.com/hp/hp-black-screen-with-blinking-cursor

Louis

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I'm making a image for installation of windows 10.
I make a USB flash drive with WINPE. and once the device starts into WINPE, it will automatically start to install windows 10 by calling "dism /apply-image".
Normally i just shutdown the computer after installation, but now i want to reboot the device and boot into the windows i just installed. But i can't, because if i reboot the device, it will boot into WINPE again and start another turn of installation of windows.
How could i temporary boot into my windows 10?

Answer:How to temporary boot into hard disk if my first boot option is USB?

Seems like you are doing it backwards. Set the hard drive as the primary boot device and temporarily boot the USB flash drive the first time. Then on restarting the first time during the Windows 10 install it will boot to the hard drive and ignore the USB flash drive.

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I got a message that the boot drive does not exist.  I have run the procedureces on the website (reset bios, removing the battery, reseating the hard drive, etc.) but still get the message tha the hard drive doesn't exist.  The laptop (pavilion dm4, windows 7) was running fine last night.  Never any indication of a problem.  Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Boot problem- Hard Disk Does Not Exist error (Pavilion dm4, ...

Hello stevegmail. I understand that you're receiving a hard disk does not exist error. Is this correct?Have you noticed any other problems such as blue screens in the time before this occurred? I know you state the notebook was working fine but a lot of people wouldn't connect the two events.It sounds like the hard drive has died on you. The only other cause of this sort of error would be a bad connection between the notebook and the hard drive. However, this would've normally been resolved by reseating the hard drive. Could you also provide me the product number of the notebook? This document can show you how to locate that.I will await your reply; have a great day!

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Dear Techies and Tech support Team,All of sudden my Lenovo G 570 - 4334 Laptop gone down.These are the problems I could Identify so far.., initially couple of times I have seen a blue screen at the time of Win 7 Booting, but then When I selected Safe mode option, used to boot well and again used to boot Normal mode option.Since Couple of days, This **bleep** thing is not booting at all, 1. Thing I see it comes upto selecting of OS - in my case along with Win 7 Ultimate I also have 2003 Server OS, but when I select any one of the OS system is not booting.. saying typical error .. not able to find os.. etc.., and it goes to DOS or.. Intel UNDI - PXE - 2.0 OPTION saying Check Cable connection ! PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROMNo Bootable Device - insert boot disk and press any key ..2. When I open Setup - BIOS screen using F2 key, under Information Tab in Setup Utility Under HARD DISK & CD/DVD ROM - [Not Detected] - [Not detected] (This is happenning when I keep SATA Controller Mode as [Compatible] in Configuration Tab - I need to this if I want my Both Windows OS to work, because I installed it using Imaging - Ghost etc Methodology.3. But by Default the Option of SATA Controller Mode is [AHCI], having this reset using LOAD Default Setting, System goes back to AHCI mode, and HARD DISK is displayed as WDC WD7500BPVT - 24HXZT3 and DVD ROM: Not detected, but even now Laptop Does not boot.What is the ISSUE ? LENOVO G570BIOS VERSION: 40CN25WW (2.11)EC VER: 40CN25WW (2.11)Lenovo SN ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo G570 Boot Problem - DVD - Hard Disk Not Recognized

I have the same problem. Temporary solution: Take out the DVD from its place, then boot the computer

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I recently posted on here because my computer was turning off after a few minutes of being switchd on, through process of elimination (by systematically replacing each component with that of another, almos identical computer) we found that the power supply was faulty.We bought a new one and installed it but when we boot it up it says "Boot disk failure" (it might say boot drive, etc. it's not word for word).We put in the Vista Home Premium CD and it boots but we always get the blue screen of death, usually before we even get to the desktop. There are two different messages that have shown up: The first one doesn't give us enough time to read it before it resets itself, te second one says Quote"An attempt wa made to execute to on-executable memory.If ths is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If tis screen appears again, follow these steps:Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer fo any windows updates you migt need.If problems continue, disable or remove any newly instaled hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.Technical information:*** STOP: 0x000000FC (0x8DEE738E, 0x8BE07D3B, 0x8781FF18, 0x00000000)*** tcpip.sys... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen of Death and Hard Disk Boot Problem

Are your updates current? In June, there was an update regarding tcpip.sysAlso, the file may be corrupt.Click Start, and in "Start search" box type in:sfc /scannowHit Enter.

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Hi I've got a one and a half year old laptop similar to this one.
http://www.toshiba.co.uk/discontinue...te-p50t-c-109/

It suddenly became really slow to an unusable level a few days ago and got a windows warning saying there's some issues with the hard disk. It asked me to run diagnostic and automatic repair. When I did that, it went into a loop of boot screen and different options that I can recover/reset windows,etc and I can never go back to the windows anymore. I've tried resetting/restoring and command line chkdsk command, but none of those work so far. It happened once before, that I had to reinstall windows but I'm now suspecting it might be a hardware issue. Can someone suggest what I can do to fix the laptop? Thanks

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So, after about 2 weeks of experiencing Windows 10 I've decided to revert back to Windows 8.1, since I was more experienced at it. So I followed every step to downgrade the system, waited for about a few hours, then I noticed that when Windows restarted, it somehow went to an "automatic repair" loop. I've tried literally everything there was so I can get it running again, but nothing seems to work. But, there was only one option, in which I feel like an idiot to try out.

I went to Command Prompt and typed in diskpart.exe, then enter. I then typed in LIST DISK, then SELECT DISK SYSTEM, and finally CLEAN. Since I thought at the time that CLEAN works like resetting the PC, I rebooted it again, and I came to an error message saying: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

Is, or will there be any other way to start my PC in a condition like this? If I'm missing any other details then feel free to ask.

Answer:Error: no boot disk has been detected ot the disk has failed.

when you did the diskpart and listed the disk and select the disk then typed clean... you inadvertently wiped the partition table... not to worry from another system if you have one download Easeus partitoion recovery program the free one... it should let you create a bootable disk with its program on it if not there are other partition recovery programs out there.... some are free some are pay

other than that reinstalling from scratch will work but you'll lose your personal files and documents unless you got backups

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I turned off my computer last night and when I turned it back on today I received a "no boot disk detected or disk failed" error.  The computer is a Pavilion P7-1011 Desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.Is there a way to fix this or did I just lose everything on my computer?  I've only had the computer since March 30, 2012











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Answer:Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has faile...

I recommend that you start your PC and go into the BIOS and then  select F2 Diagnostics and run the hard disk diagnostic test. 

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Memory test "PASSED".  Hard Disk Check (Quick Check AND Extensive Check):
 
SMART Check : NOT INSTALLED
Short DST : NOT INSTALLED
 
 

Answer:Error: no boot disk has been detected or disk has failed.

It does appear that your hard drive has failed.  You didn't give the specifics about your PC but if you want to troubleshoot further and it's a desktop you could open the case and place your fingers on the hard drive after boot up. If the hard drive is mechanically running you should be able to feel a slight humming vibration. You should also check that the data and power cables and connectors are securely attached and not damaged. You can also boot into BIOS/UEFI to see if the hard drive is being detected. You could also try a different SATA connector to rule out a bad connector.  If still no luck. Replace the hard drive and use Recovery Disks to re-install Windows.If you didn't create your own you can buy them from HP or a third party vendor.  If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon.          If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks! 

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I'm trying to install Windows on my computer but keep getting the error message in my post subject.I can see the drive in the computer setup and can even run a diagnostic on the drive but I can't seem to get the Windows disk to boot.I tried boot order,but didn't have any luck.

Answer:Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed

The hard drive I am using is known to be in good working order.

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I have a Envy h8-1590ea desktop pc.  [Personal information removed] product No. D7B21EA#ABU.  It was recently upgrade to Windows 10. When I turned on my PC, a black screen appeared with the message: "ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed." I  ran a Hard Disk Test in BIOS. I've run both the Quick Check and the Extensive Check and both were passed.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks  

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When booting into my pc the computer doesnt boot windows but instead shows this error.

Ive performed SMART And Long DST Tests and both passed
Ive even tried putting another hard drive that i know works, in as well and i still get the error.

In the Bios Menu i do not even see the hard drive at all, neither the CD-ROM.
But when i go into the BIOS Startup, and go to storage, then Device Config, It Tells me about both my Hard Drive and CD-ROM.

Im absolutely stumped and ive tried everything.

The BIOS I use is: AMI 2012

Its an HP Pavillion p7-1446s

Running an A10 APU
 

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Yesterday when I turned my computer on, it was really slow and I couldn't open any programs. Then it went all blue then white. When I rebooted I see " Checking .media presence, media present, start pcs over ipv6, then Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. I've tried hitting f11, but it just fills the screen with the error message. Is it dead or is there hope?

Answer:Error: no boot disk has been detected or disk has failed.

Seems like your hard drive has failed. You may have to replace the drive and reinstall Windows. Please use these instructions for testing your hard drive.*Works even if your PC doesn't boot to Windows.    If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon. If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks! 

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the computer wont boot the windows i diagnosted everything is ok but it keep saying Error msg: no boot disk detected or disk has failed 

Answer:Error msg: no boot disk detected or disk has failed

Dear Customer, According to the message you have recently posted If the hard drive is reported as "OK", the boot sector or hard drive may have been corrupted and the operating system needs to be repaired or reinstalled. You may need to use your HP Recovery Discs to resolve either issue above. If you didn't create your personal set of HP Recovery Discs, as suggested by HP, when you setup your computer... you will need to order a set.Contact HP Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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Hola comento mi problema acabo de comprar un HDD nuevo para un P6 Pavilon HP porque el antiguo disco duro me sale un error al iniciar de 1720 Fallo inminente del disco duro Attri 05 y para cargar Windows me decía presionar F1 busque en varios foro y nada decidí comprar uno de 1TB y ahora resulta que la PC lo reconoce la BIOS también, pero al encender me aparece un error "error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" intento clonarlo con el viejo disco con el xxclone y sigue el mensaje tambien quise instalar el SO en F11 y no me deja ya que se quita rápidamente y no se que hacer el disco lo he puesto en otra pc al estar nuevo no sale ese mensaje de "error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" solo en el P6 pavilon... he revisado los cables SATA. espero haberme explicado bien pero estoy intranquilo con esto gracias de antemano.Hi I comment my problem I just bought a new HDD for a P6 Pavilon HP because the old hard disk I get an error when starting from 1720 Atriable failure of the hard disk Attri 05 and to load Windows I said press F1 look at several forum and nothing decided Buy one from 1TB and now it turns out that the PC recognizes the BIOS as well, but when I turn it on I get an error "no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" I try to clone it with the old disk with the xxclone and follow the message I also wanted to install the OS in F11 and it does not leave me since it is removed quickly and I do not know what to do the ... Read more

Answer:error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed

Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To insure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.
 

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Windows 8 HP Pavilion 500 boots to "Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" - Hard Drive Diagnostics pass - If I go to "Run UEFI Application" in the boot menu, then manually browse to the Bootx64.EFI file, the system boots to Windows correctly. - Enabling/disabling Secure Boot or Legacy Boot in BIOS isn't making a difference. - System Recovery from the boot menu is accessible. - Automatic Repair has no effect. System Restore has no effect. - Process that I found for rebuilding corrupt UEFI partition has no effect (Command Prompt, DiskPart, assign drive letter to EFI partition, browse to the boot folder, Bootrec /fixboot, Bootrec /fixmbr, etc) - Am now out of ideas. Hoping to avoid a Format/reinstall, as the client use applications that he no longer has installation cd's/downloads for.

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I call my internet provider to see why mt computer was sliw and they had me reboot and run some speed test program. All fine. I went to the kitchen and when i came back tjis was on my monitor please helpIntel UNDI PXE2.0For Atheros pcie ethernet controllerPXE E53 no boot filename receivedPXE MOF existing intel pxe romERROR: no boot disk hasbeen detected or the disk has failed.

Answer:Error no boot disk has been detected it disk has failed

That message is coming from the Intel network (nic) card looking for a network boot source.  It could also mean the hard drive has failed since the network boot option should be the last choice on the boot menu.  Enter the BIOS to verify whether the hard drive is detected or not and check the boot order, too.  If the hard drive does not show on the boot menu, then it most likely has failed.

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Hi I've got a one and a half year old laptop similar to this one.
http://www.toshiba.co.uk/discontinue...te-p50t-c-109/

It suddenly became really slow to an unusable level a few days ago and got a windows warning saying there's some issues with the hard disk. It asked me to run diagnostic and automatic repair. When I did that, it went into a loop of boot screen and different options that I can recover/reset windows,etc and I can never go back to the windows anymore. I've tried resetting/restoring and command line chkdsk command, but none of those work so far. It happened once before, that I had to reinstall windows but I'm now suspecting it might be a hardware issue. Can someone suggest what I can do to fix the laptop? Thanks

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I power my computer on and it says no boot disk has been detected disk not found. I unplugged it I tried to hit a few buttons I'm computer illiterate I don't know where to begin. If anyone could please help it would be greatly appreciated!!

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I cannot get into my computer as it says 'no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.  Any suggestions?

Answer:Re: no boot disk has been detected

@Suey-1,What is the HP model #, and current Windows version?Does the screen show the BIOS setup or Boot setup (lower right corner) "F" key ?

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I have a Gateway desktop computer about a year old. It had been working perfectly, but today when I restarted it, I got an error message saying " no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed." At the bottom of the screen was a message saying to use the delete key to enter BIOS set up. I went into the bios set up, but didn't see anyway to check my hard drives
 

Answer:no boot disk detected

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

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Answer:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...

patio.
 

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HP All-in-One ENVY 20 TouchSmart PC  HP 20-d034 FAILURE ID : 60FQG2-008GM-MFPP0K-60HR03PRODDUCT ID : H3Z72AA#ABA I moved up to windows 10 with the free upgrade.  I received the failure message from Windows and ended up resetting my computer to its original state which was windows 8.  It is now 8.1 and the hard disk problem still pops up. I don't have alot of experience replacing hardware in computers.  Is this an issue I can resolve myself?  Please advise. 

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I am having this Hard Disk problem. My old Hard Disk (Samasung 500GB) (bought in 2010) started showing signs of corruption (like Windows doing chkdsk at every boot, and data getting lost). So I bought a NEW Hard Disk (Western Digital 1TB) last month (Sep 2016) to backup all the data from old one. I didn't have time to backup but wanted to use PC so I Clean Installed Windows 7 64bit on the New Western Digital 1TB and used it about a month without any problems.
 
A couple of days ago i decided to backup up the data. I reformatted the New Western Digital 1TB with Gparted and did a clean Windows 7 Install again. I connected the old Samsung 500GB to the motherboard and started copying the files to the new Western Digital 1TB.
 
Suddenly Windows showed me an error "Windows detected a hard disk problem" which makes sense because the Samsung 500GB is old and might be failing BUT the error is showing both of my Hard disk in the dialog box.
 
Is my new hard disk corrupt as well?
Why is Windows showing my new hard disk as failing?
Can Windows mistakenly show both hard disk in error?
 
Please help i am confused. sorry for a confusing question. i will answer anything required.
 
I have taken the screenshot of the error message, they are in attached files.
1)The 1st Screenshot shows both my Hard disk in the error box (OLD Samsung and NEW Western Digital WD)
2)The 2nd Screenshot shows only one of my Hard disk and its the new one (Western digital WD)

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On startup I am getting the message ' no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed'I have purchased a new H/D,installed it and on startup I get the same message as I had on the old H/D.As there were no disks supplied with the computer when I bought it what do I need to do to get this sucker up and working?  













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Answer:no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed

Hi @Jimmy56,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! I understand that you had a "no boot disk has been detected"  type of error on start up, and that you replaced the hard drive and have the same issue. I am happy to help with this. If you put back the original hard drive you can use the following to test the hard drive. It is possible there was a connectivity problem and just re-seating the hard drive could make a difference. HP PCs - Hard Disk Error Displays before the Computer Starts As to the newer hard drive you put in, if there was not an operating system installed you are going to get the same type of message. You could do the same hard drive diagnostics from the above link, just to be sure the drive is good. Please let me know the results, but if just installing the original hard drive back in to the system works, and it starts up properly, then please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

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Hello, I have a desktop Acer Veriton S6610G, i been using it for quite a while but suddently it shuts down and when i turned it on it displays black screen with the message "Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed". Sometimes when i turn it on, it boots for few minutes then restarts displaying same message. More often, it boots but stops and hangs on the windows logo only.   BIOS config is correct, and I already replaced sata cable.Please help!Thanks.

Answer:Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk h...

What O/S are you using and did you notice in bios if bios recognizes the HDD?While you're in ther reset to defaults and save.Because sometimes it shows "Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" and some times it makes it to the Windows screen, It makes me suspect a HDD failure.Download and run the HDD makers diagnostic CD and Memtest86+. That should all help rule out hardware as the culprit. 

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Hello, I have a desktop Acer Veriton S6610G, i been using it for quite a while but suddently it shuts down and when i turned it on it displays black screen with the message "Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed". Sometimes when i turn it on, it boots for few minutes then restarts displaying same message. More often, it boots but stops and hangs on the windows logo only.   BIOS config is correct, and I already replaced sata cable.Please help!Thanks.

Answer:Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk h...

What O/S are you using and did you notice in bios if bios recognizes the HDD?While you're in ther reset to defaults and save.Because sometimes it shows "Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" and some times it makes it to the Windows screen, It makes me suspect a HDD failure.Download and run the HDD makers diagnostic CD and Memtest86+. That should all help rule out hardware as the culprit. 

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I have an HP Pavilion Series desktop serial number 2md3380gp5. Model number p7-1380t. I can't remember if I was running Windows 7 or 8. I had a virus awhile back (ransomeware) and did a factory reset on the computer. All of my stuff was backed up, so that wasn't a problem. I don't have backup disks with this computer. I bought it a few years ago and can't remember if they sent them with or not.

Anyway, it was working fine for a few months and I wasn't doing anything special with it. It started shutting down, than shutting down when I was doing virus scans, progressively until it locked me out completely and I couldn't do another factory reset.

Now, when I try to boot it up, it says,

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

This product is covered by one or more of the following patents (please message me if you really want all the patent numbers)

Realtek PCI3 GBE Family Controller Series v2.44 (10/07/11)

CLIENT MAC ADDR: 74 46 A0 BA 31 DF GUID: 8550415C-6098-C214-B642-765476BE08E6PXE-E53: No boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom

Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

Suggestions?
 

Answer:No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed

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Not sure if this is the right forum, but two days ago, I was using my computer when it suddenly froze. Couldn't get it to unfreeze so I powered it off, and when I powered it on, the message "No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" appears.

How can I fix this?

Thanks.
 

Answer:No boot disk has been detected, or the disk has failed

You didn't provide a description of your computer and how old it is, but it sounds like its hard drive has failed and needs to be replaced.

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My old hard drive crashed I think. I replaced the hard drive on my all-in-one and when I turn it on, I get the message 'no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed'  .  I want to install Win 7 but when I put that into the CD drive, it won't boot.   Is there something else I need to wake up the hard drive? Thanks for any advice! 

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Hi, I brought my HP ENVY Phoenix h9-1405a about three years ago, it has been very slow when I start the computer (display with hp logo loding sign) and when I just get into windows 8 (pre-loaded), so I reinstalled windows 8. However,  it sometimes turn up with a black screen and says "No boot disk has been detected or disk has failed" after long waiting at hp logo without a loading sign or a blue screen with Error Code 0xc0000185.  Other times might be lucky to get into windows 8 after very long time of waiting at hp logo with a loading sign. Tried hp System Diagnostics, all passed.Tried reset BIOS setting,  still not working.Checked all connectors of the hard drive that they are properly cabled and firmly seated. Help plz.

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I brought a new hard drive to go into my Hp pavailion p6 series p6-2302 eam and when I put the new hard drive in and booted it up it came up with this error message.  no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.  this came up even before I put on windows so I'm not to sure what to do? I've gotten into the bios and tried to boot the system from a disk and a external hard drive but neither of them worked I'd also tested the hard drive but it said all was okay and the computer could read it so I'm kind of stuck now of what to do. 

Answer:no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed

That message would be appropriate for a blank hard drive.  The Windows system needs to address the drive and make it ready.  This can be done either with a Windows install disk or the Recovery media disk set

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Hello. I left my computer on for 2 hours and I come back to see this error. I ran the hard disk check and it passed everything however the error keeps showing up. Is the disk dying or is there some faulty connection?

Answer:No boot disk detected or the disk has failed

The first thing to try is to disconnect the connectors at the disk and on the motherboard. Reconnect them afterwards and then power up the PC. 

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HELP plz .....My sata hard drive will not boot after windows 8.1 update. It works fine in my docking station on my old pc but will not work when I put it back into the pc that it was running fine in before the update.
It is a Gateway Vision E1 series Model SX2110.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk

As you boot , enter setup, can the drive be seen here?
Are you sure you have reconnected both power and data cables and is the other end of the data cable ok.
What error message do you get when you try to boot?

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Can anyone have a look at my Disk Management screenshot and help me with my C Drive?

The C Drive works as usual but it worries me by stating the status as
"Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)".

I google searched "Page File" and "Crash Dump" but couldn't find anything useful.
What are they indeed?

Thank you.

Answer:Any Problem with my Hard Disk? Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump)

This is completely normal. Look at my C partition. Only difference is that mine is active because I do not have the system partition.

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what does BIOS stand for ?

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Hello,
I've been getting this message when trying to boot up my pc (hp pavilion 6) for the last two days. I ran diagnostics, Google the error and found my hard drive had died. I've just installed the replacement and yet still have the same error. Can anyone help?

Answer:Error no boot disk has been detected or..

You will need to reinstall windows on the hard drive
What version did you have before?

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Hi Everyone!

My problem is that when I am booting my PC screen with BIOS picture appears and saying that No Floppy Disk Detected. It gives me 2 choices: Press F1 or Del. After clicking on F1 it's either (everytime different) taking me to the screen with "Press A key to continue" or doing something and telling me that "System completed power on self cast. Computer now booting from operating system". Then it booting again and either going to the beginning and gives me 2 choices again: Press F1 or Del... or giving me "Select boot device" window with 3 choices in it 1. WDC WD 1600JB-******(it's my Hard Drive), 2. _NEC DVD*****name for my CD drive and 3. SCSI DEVICE. Only when I click on option 3 it is booting PC.

I have Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 2. Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 1.80Ghz.

I tried to change BIOS settings as advised in following post but it still doesnt work...
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/453857-no-floppy-disk-detected.html

Help me plzzz
 

Answer:BOOT UP PROBLE: No Floppy Disk Detected

What is your Boot Order set to?
 

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Hey there guys, about six months ago I started receiving an error every few days on my computer on boot, and it was something along the lines of: 'pxe-rom: Check cable connection!'. To fix it I just used my Windows 7 install CD and it was fine, until whenever it'd happen again. Now, just about three days ago an error popped up that said 'Windows has detected a hard disk problem'. The hard drive is a 640 GB Toshiba MK6465GSXN. Anyway, after getting that message I quickly backed up all of my important documents and stuff onto an external HDD. It was also very slow, slower than my computer had ever been. So, I decided to do a clean install since scans with Malwarebytes and AVG detected nothing. And then, once it finished, it popped up the error message again?! I have noticed that the slowness has gone, but I'm not installing any programs in case it does fail. I am wondering that maybe the 'check cable connection' error was telling me something, but I didn't think anything of it. So, does it sound like I need to get a new hard drive?
EDIT: I bought a new hard drive, fixed!

Answer:Windows has detected a hard disk problem. Hard drive failing?

In many cases, that is Windows way of saying your hard drive is in imminent danger of failing. Of course there could be other problems, but windows will usually detect it first. A tutorial that may help is simple to use, but may take a while. Disk Check I would also get the Manufacturer's hard drive diagnostic program to check the drive. You were wise to back up all of your personal information.

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Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.

After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.

I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.

only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.

If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.

ty!
 

Answer:Hard disk boot failure -> computer won't recognise hard disk

Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?

We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?

When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?

Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.
 

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I turned on my computer today and the computer says Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. What do I do to fix this.

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Hi everyone, i am using Win XP Pro and everytime i load my computer, the following message appears:

"A Problem with the hard disk has been detected. Press any key to continue"

i press any key and the system loads as normal. I am wondering is there anything wrong with the computer? And could this be linked to my Internet problem when everytime i go online, the Internet will hang after a while thus affecting all other programs and causing them to hang too...

Please help me out here. Thanks...
 

Answer:Problem with Hard Disk detected

How long has it been since you last did a defrag ? ..................
 

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Hello; I just put together a computer from old (working) parts that I had to create a spare computer. I'm not very computer savvy so please direct all replies/comments in laymen's terms :]

I booted up the computer and all looked good. It detects my 14.3 GB hard drive as the Primary Master. I went into setup and made the primary boot the CDrom.

I put my trusty genuine and legitimate Windows 98 (yes, 98) CD in the drive and rebooted.

It booted up no problem; hard drive, detected as before.

It booted from the CDrom just as expected.

On the screen: Microsoft Windows 98 Setup:

I chose Start Windows 98 Setup from CD-ROM. (rather than start computer with CD ROM support)

After a moment I get a blue (why is it always blue??!) screen which reads:

"Setup can not install Windows 98 on your computer. Your computer does not have a hard disk, your hard disk is not functioning correctly, or your hard disk requires a special driver.

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A few notes:

This is a hard drive that I put into my external case yesterday, ran files from it, copied files from it, and formatted it [FAT32 (that's what it was originally)].

In dos, the CDrom is drive D; the harddrive is drive A [ think; because it is the only other accessible drive ( I disconnected the floppy disk drive) ]
Here is a Video I made of what all goes on

New Computer Uh Oh and Oh Sad - YouTube (I try to be thorough)

Thank you in advance for any ideas/replies!
 

Answer:Hard Drive Detected; boot from CDrom - where is HD?

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My T61 won't boot - this happened last week and then fixed itself; this time it doesn't seem to want to fix itself.  I get the following message: "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM Reboot and Select proper Boot deviceor Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" I have tried restoring BIOS default settings, and in the BIOS my hard drive doesn't seem to be detected. Can anyone walk me through how to safely open up my laptop and check the cable?  Could it have gotten loose somehow? Thanks much!

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hi i was sent back here from Am I infected (Aii) forum
 
ran a tdss rootkit.  here it is in 2 replies: still pops up
 
 
14:08:48.0928 3192  TDSS rootkit removing tool 2.8.16.0 Feb 11 2013 18:50:42
14:08:50.0434 3192  ============================================================
14:08:50.0434 3192  Current date / time: 2017/12/05 14:08:50.0434
14:08:50.0434 3192  SystemInfo:
14:08:50.0435 3192  
14:08:50.0435 3192  OS Version: 6.1.7601 ServicePack: 1.0
14:08:50.0435 3192  Product type: Workstation
14:08:50.0435 3192  ComputerName: DAVEDOHERTY
14:08:50.0436 3192  UserName: Dave Dorehty
14:08:50.0436 3192  Windows directory: C:\Windows
14:08:50.0436 3192  System windows directory: C:\Windows
14:08:50.0436 3192  Running under WOW64
14:08:50.0436 3192  Processor architecture: Intel x64
14:08:50.0436 3192  Number of processors: 4
14:08:50.0436 3192  Page size: 0x1000
14:08:50.0436 3192  Boot type: Normal boot
14:08:50.0436 3192  ============================================================
14:09:00.0657 3192  Drive \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 - Size: 0x3A38B2E000 (232.89 Gb), SectorSize: 0x200, Cylinders: 0x76C1, SectorsPerTrack: 0x3F, TracksPerCylinder: 0xFF, Type 'K0', Flags 0x00000040
14:09:00.0683 3192  ============================================================
14:09:00.0684 3192  \Device\Harddisk0\DR0:
14:09:00.0684 3192  MBR partitions:
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Answer:windows detected hard disk problem

14:09:25.0449 6964  [ C9F0E1BD74365A8771590E9008D22AB6 ] IpFilterDriver  C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ipfltdrv.sys
14:09:25.0457 6964  IpFilterDriver - ok
14:09:25.0566 6964  [ 08C2957BB30058E663720C5606885653 ] iphlpsvc        C:\Windows\System32\iphlpsvc.dll
14:09:25.0593 6964  iphlpsvc - ok
14:09:25.0628 6964  [ 0FC1AEA580957AA8817B8F305D18CA3A ] IPMIDRV         C:\Windows\system32\drivers\IPMIDrv.sys
14:09:25.0633 6964  IPMIDRV - ok
14:09:25.0673 6964  [ AF9B39A7E7B6CAA203B3862582E9F2D0 ] IPNAT           C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ipnat.sys
14:09:25.0682 6964  IPNAT - ok
14:09:25.0793 6964  [ 6F836118C67812A6CC3F8FC9EAF0E65D ] iPod Service    C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
14:09:25.0804 6964  iPod Service - ok
14:09:25.0884 6964  [ 3ABF5E7213EB28966D55D58B515D5CE9 ] IRENUM          C:\Windows\system32\drivers\irenum.sys
14:09:25.0887 6964  IRENUM - ok
14:09:25.0930 6964  [ 2F7B28DC3E1183E5EB418DF55C204F38 ] isapnp          C:\Windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys
14:09:25.0935 6964  isapnp - ok
14:09:26.0041 6964  [ 96BB922A0981BC7432C8CF52B5410FE6 ] iScsiPrt        C:\Windows\system32\drivers\msiscsi.sys
14:09:26.0063 6964  iScsiPrt - ok
14:09:26.0188 6964  [ 6C85719A21B3F62C2C76280F4BD36C7B ] jhi_service    ... Read more

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hi All can anyone please help with a potential virus the pops up In a window saying "windows has detected a hard disk problem" then it prompts me to try to back up
 
I have tried to use some tools from the other posts on this matter but the problem is still there
 
I have used adw cleaner, jrt(didn't work), combo fix, and rouge killer, and the reports the produce read as .......
 
Rouge killer
 
RogueKiller V8.7.8 _x64_ [Nov 14 2013] by Tigzy
mail : tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>com
Feedback : http://www.adlice.com/forum/
Website : http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/
Blog : http://tigzyrk.blogspot.com/
 
Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Damer [Admin rights]
Mode : Remove -- Date : 11/24/2013 14:23:50
| ARK || FAK || MBR |
 
¤¤¤ Bad processes : 1 ¤¤¤
[SUSP PATH][DLL] rundll32.exe -- C:\Users\Damer\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll [7] -> rundll32.exe KILLED [TermProc]
 
¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 6 ¤¤¤
[RUN][SUSP PATH] HKCU\[...]\Run : BackgroundContainer ("C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Rundll32.exe" "C:\Users\Damer\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll",DllRun [7][7][x]) -> DELETED
[RUN][SUSP PATH] HKUS\S-1-5-21-3237960818-2923266352-4275629345-1001\[...]\Run : BackgroundContainer ("C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Rundll32.exe" "C:\Users\Damer\AppData\Local\Condu... Read more

Answer:windows detected hard disk problem

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Hi all, I received the Y50-70 today with Windows 10 and a Hybrid 1TB 5400 RPM+8GB SSHD. In the middle of downloading a 7gb or so game, windows popped up with the error message, "Windows detected a hard disk problem," prompting me to back up my files, etc. The Disk Name is WDC WD10S21X-24R1BT0-SSHD-8GBThe Volume is C:\;D:\  I tried the solutions in https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Y50-70-Windows-regularly-freezes-when-1TB-SSHD-....  I tried redownloading the IRST driver - the system noted that the driver i found (http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-y-series-laptops/y50-70-noteboo... was older than the one I had installed. I installed it anyways and the message kept appearing after reboot.  I tried updating my BIOS - I followed the directions in the readme file for this BIOS (http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-y-series-laptops/y50-70-noteboo... After going through some of the steps I got the message that the ROM is the same as the BIOS. The message keeps appearing whenever I boot the computer up; I've tried dismissing the "at risk" notification in the IRST driver window but it reappears after I reboot. I'm not exactly sure if my hard drive has problems either - I've scanned the hard drive by clicking the C: drive --> properties --> tools --> check, and I don't get any issues. I've also downloaded diskcheckup and I get raw values of 0 ... Read more

Answer:Y50-70; "Windows detected a hard disk problem"

jay005 wrote:Hi all, I received the Y50-70 today with Windows 10 and a Hybrid 1TB 5400 RPM+8GB SSHD. In the middle of downloading a 7gb or so game, windows popped up with the error message, "Windows detected a hard disk problem," prompting me to back up my files, etc. The Disk Name is WDC WD10S21X-24R1BT0-SSHD-8GBThe Volume is C:\;D:\  I tried the solutions in https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Y50-70-Windows-regularly-freezes-when-1TB-SSHD-....  I tried redownloading the IRST driver - the system noted that the driver i found (http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-y-series-laptops/y50-70-noteboo... was older than the one I had installed. I installed it anyways and the message kept appearing after reboot.  I tried updating my BIOS - I followed the directions in the readme file for this BIOS (http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-y-series-laptops/y50-70-noteboo... After going through some of the steps I got the message that the ROM is the same as the BIOS. The message keeps appearing whenever I boot the computer up; I've tried dismissing the "at risk" notification in the IRST driver window but it reappears after I reboot. I'm not exactly sure if my hard drive has problems either - I've scanned the hard drive by clicking the C: drive --> properties --> tools --> check, and I don't get any issues. I've also downloaded diskcheckup and I get raw... Read more

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I was using xp sp3. I had 7200 rpm seagate 160gb hdd (ide) with 4 partitions. i had my os loaded in d drive. then i added 500 gb sata (seagate) hdd. i created one 45 gb ntfs partition on the 500 gb hdd through the disk manager provided with xp. when at some later date i tried to create more partitions it DID NOT ALLOW to create any more partitions in the unused space. i than used partition magic to created more partions into the 500 gb hdd.

i tried to install windows 7 as a dual boot into one of the partitions with 46.5 gb space. it warned that windows could not be installed in this partitions. but when i clicked next it did install win 7 ultimate in to that partition.

now every few minutes a error message popps up warning that the disk is going to fail. the partitions has been made about 2 months back, and win 7 has been installed yesterday.

I would like to know
1. why was xp unable to add more partitions in the 500 gb sata hdd?
2. is there really some chances to fail as the warning depicts?
3. is there any method to stop the warnings from popping up even though there could be real danger of disk failure?
4. what is the actual problem and is there any solution to this problem?
5. has anybody faced such a problem?

i have put a picture of the warning that i am receiving from windows 7.
please reply if anybody could help.


 

Answer:windows detected a hard disk problem

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Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem

I recommend you make a Windows System Image, than replace HDD.

System Image - Create in Windows 8

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

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I get this warning constantly all of the sudden about my secondary HDD that I store files on. I ran CHKDSK /f F: and came up with no errors found, yet I still get the warning everytime I start up and periodically during operating. Suggestions needed.

Also, ran the TSG sys utility that was sugessted here before posting and it reports Defender is disabled, yet Windows tells me its not. ???
I will run some various Malware scans but wondered if this is just an error with TSG and Win8.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16344 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670, 2047 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 237945 MB, Free - 145456 MB; F: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 321938 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z77X-UD5H
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem

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Hi all, I've been having "Windows has detected a hard disk problem" for quite some time now and was wondering how should i fix it? is it a software or hardware problem and if im under warranty could i get a change?


Also, is there a place which "logs" the times that i get the error message?

Answer:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Hi all, im using an acer laptop with 3GB ram and i use chrome (with tons of tabs) so basically I'm wondering is it true that my system will start to slow down only when i've exceeded my 3GB ram limit or will it gradually start to slow down when im nearing that limit (say im at 2GB) ?

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Is there a way to remove the "Windows has detected a hard disk problem" pop up?

Answer:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Hi Rose1,
Yes! By fixing your disk problem Please follow this guide:

Disk Check



Tick scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors also, let run, once finished, reboot your computer.

Post back to see if message has gone.

Cheers

Dave

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Alright, before I explain my problem, I have to give you a background story.

My friend did drugs, so I told his parents about it, and he got ****ed off so he hacked my World of Warcraft account. I learned he was the one who hacked it about 3-4 months later.

So I decided to get back at him. I downloaded a virus (I didn't run it, it was in .rar format) called 'Sp0rkeh' and I sent it to him. He ran it and it messed up his computer, and he found out it was me. So, he told me his parents would sue us if i didnt fix his pc, and it would get over complicated

So I decided to attempt to fix it. I took his Hard drive out and connected it as a secondary slave into my PC.

*Note: for those of you don't know whaqt Sp0rkeh is, it acts as a hack for a game and deletes your entire HD, and messed up your PC.

What was supposed to happen:

I was going to put his PC into a secondary slave and start up from my HD, and use a program to undelete all the files that it deleted, then hand him the disc and be happy and skippy.

What actually happened:

I put the disc into my secondary slave slot, and I turned my computer on. Then my computer made a beep and it has an error message that says:

NO Hard Disk Drive detected
Press F1 to resume

I press F1 and it leads me to tell me to select a proper boot device.

I turned my computer off, unplugged his pc and put in my HD as start.

But the same thing is happening, it won't detect it.

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Answer:Serious Problem: Hard disk drive not detected

WOW i must say u had a war!
anyway try using a different Ide cable and see if that helps
u might of also slightly yanked the Ide cable from the mobo, try reseating the cable back properly in and make sure its not in backwards

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i got a message today that said "windows has detected a hard disk problem and that i should immediately back my files and replace my hard drive"
my compute is an hp pavilion dv6. its just over one year old. i did a hddscan on my laptop and i came up with the following result:
(red)
005 Reallocation Sector Count 010 010 0000000000-0740 010
(yellow)
196 Reallocation Event Count 100 100 0000000000-010B 000

the rest are green

what do you recommend?

Answer:Windows has detected a hard disk problem, please help

Hi damien1234,

Depending on how many sectors has been damaged, your drive might be very near failing or is starting to fail. Either way, when a harddrive starts to get damaged sectors/clusters, you should always back up your files and get a new HDD. Because when it's started, it will fail, sooner rather than later.

A harddrive isn't very expensive these days, you can get a 250gb harddrive for ?15!

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Has anybody seen this error message before:

And does anyone know how to determine what the actual failure is, and what to do about it, other than the obvious (Backup the data and replace the drive).

Thing is, the drive still works (I'm currently moving important data off, just to be sure), but the retailer from which I purchased it WILL NOT exchange it under warranty while it still works, even if it is being reported as failing. They're waiting for it to give up completely.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem

There are several HDD test apps available but the last time I had this message pop up I was using Vista Ultimate on my Laptop and a few days later my HDD cr*pped out completely. I think the motor burnt out or something as it would click once when turned on then...nothing.

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Hey, I got a brand new computer, and I noticed it was hanging quite a bit, and that the Windows Installation was a tad slow also

Now, I've just received a pop up saying Windows has detected a hard disk problem

What should I do?

In the event log, under critical it says

Windows Disk Diagnostic detected a S.M.A.R.T. fault on disk WDC WD5000AAKS-00M9A0 ATA Device (volumes C:\). This disk might fail; back up your computer now. All data on the hard disk, including files, documents, pictures, programs, and settings might be lost if your hard disk fails. To determine if the hard disk needs to be repaired or replaced, contact the manufacturer of your computer. If you can't back up (for example, you have no CDs or other backup media), you should shut down your computer and restart when you have backup media available. In the meantime, do not save any critical files to this disk.

Just received the message again, this time I managed to take a screenshot

Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Back up all your data you need, and take your new PC to the seller. You should have warranty, and they will replace the HDD.
I have the same problem, but mine is 3 years old.
HDD starting to fail. Need advice.

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Hello -
I just installed Windows 7 unto my 2-yr old laptop. I'm getting an error message stating: WINDOWS DETECTED A HARD DISK PROBLEM.

My options are: Start the backup process
Ask me again later
Don't ask me about this problem again.

I ran the check disk tool - it said everything is ok. Can you please advise what I need to do to fix this error?

Thanks

Answer:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Hi and welcome.

some more info on how you installed it to laptop will be handy.

laptop system/ mobo etc. info.

it may something else at fault, incompatible...etc.

cheers.

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I've been getting this message all week now.
Whenever I start up my computer, I get a Press F1 to start - S.M.A.R.T. Status - BAD

Here are the latest warning from event viewer:


Code:
Volume Shadow Copy Service warning: VSS was denied access to the root of volume \\?\Volume{deeed06b-b561-11df-a316-485b3986d5e7}\. Denying administrators from accessing volume roots can cause many unexpected failures, and will prevent VSS from functioning properly. Check security on the volume, and try the operation again.

Operation:
Automatically choosing a diff-area volume
Processing EndPrepareSnapshots

Context:
Execution Context: System Provider

Code:

Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.

DETAIL -
2 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-606882998-1178519629-2911853077-1000:
Process 1972 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ISWSVC.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-606882998-1178519629-2911853077-1000
Process 1972 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ISWSVC.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-606882998-1178519629-2911853077-1000\Software\CheckPoint\ISW\Stats

Code:
{tid=EA4}
The Application Virtualization Client Core initialized correctly.
Installed Product:
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Answer:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Is your Zonealarm version 9.2.102.000.? If not update. Just in case the warning is for real, this would be a good time to back up your files in case it actually is a HD problem.

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get this error often

i dont have spare hard disk to take 500gb back up

suggest me to get sort this error!!!

Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem

backup! if u can afford to loose ur data dont worry then. and of course u wont need 500gb, unless it is full. and event viewer will tell you what is wrong. usually a chkdsk will resolve some/most issues from error msgs like that in windows.

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hey guys. i'm back with some problem regarding my laptop.
 

 
i already use TDSSKiller to scan if there's any threat, but it gave me 0 result.
i just reformatted it just 2 days ago and still it keeps popping up.
My laptop also experiencing a frequent lag especially when i'm running game program.
 
please help me

Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Why are you looking for zebras? It appears there is a problem with your hard drive, doesn't it? Go to the website of your hd manufacturer and download and run the diagnostic utility for your hd. And be sure to follow the on-screen advice to backup any critical data immediately.

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I keep getting this pop up and tried to do the backup but it stalls at 95%. I got all my pics and what I think is important transferred to my backup hard drive but the error keeps coming back.I have also did the checking disk for errors and it returned none.Should I just replace the HD or is there something else I can try first before doing that. I have only had the laptop less the a year and a half.

Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Also if replacing it is my only option what do I replace with? Any recommendations since this one didn't even make it a year and a half!

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First,I'm on this form from my cell phone because right now i don't have internet access to my computer. Please keep that in mind. Anyway, i just got given to me (free) this Gateway laptop that had Windows 7 put in it and extra memory. I guess it was working for a while and then started messing up. The kid that had it knew nothing about them.so of course it was never fixed. I an willing to delete everything i don't care to save any files.i wanted to know if i could take it back to factory? Or what will save thus laptop? Can it be saved at all? What can i do? The message on it is saying "Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contract the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk" it runs very very slow btw. I downloaded HDTUNE and it is running a full scan right now.
 

Answer:windows detected a hard disk problem? HELP PLEASE?

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My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite, L655D running on Windows 7, 64-bit. My hard disk is a Toshiba MK3265GSX ATA. I've had it for three-and-a-half years now, and aside from the occasional issue, its been good to me. However, earlier today, I opened my computer from sleep mode, and after a few minutes of normal web-browsing, I got an error that shocked me. This error pops up every ten minutes or so. I'm not exactly sure how to add a picture to this post, so I'll just transcribe it.
 
"Windows detected a hard disk problem
Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.
>Start the backup process
>Ask me again later
If the disk fails before the next warning, you could lose all of the programs and documents on the disk"
 
Toshiba Service Station also told me a similar tale. I immediately panicked, and furiously googled around for solutions. Some called it a final warning to back up the computer, while some called it a virus. I think I'm hoping for the latter. I ran a Malwarebytes scan, which found nothing. I also ran a Microsoft Security Essentials scan with the same results. I then ran a chkdsk scan, which took about two hours. All of it seemed normal, except for one line from the log, "windows replaced bad clusters in file 254647 of name \PROGRA~2\Steam\STEAMA~1\SOA66A~1.GCF" The end of the log also said that it had 4KB of bad clusters. I have no idea what ... Read more

Answer:"Windows detected a hard disk problem"

"\PROGRA~2\Steam\STEAMA~1\SOA66A~1.GCF"
From the looks of it, it might be a fake Steam virus (but I'm most likely to be wrong), or a virus just installed some file in there. Although I have heard about fake Steam .DLLs being viruses, it's probably that. But from the looks of that message you have gotten, I think I might want to agree with some of the people: It's probably telling you "Back up your files before we delete them all".

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When I start my computer, it shows an error "Windows detected a hard disk problem". Why does it show this report, error HDD or hardware other.
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Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Most likely, you have a hard drive going bad.  Back up immediately before you do anything else if you don't have a current backup.
Then boot the system, press f12 and load the Dell diagnostics.  Run an extended test on the hard drive.
If the drive fails and your system is under warranty, record the error beginning with 2000- and report it to Dell;  they'll replace the drive.  If your system is out of warranty, you'll need a new drive of the same physical size and type as the faulty one.

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My hard drive is ST3500320AS ATA Device.

I had this message before on Windows Vista x64. [Because it was a new partition]
I used this thing called Ultimate Boot CD, and it fixed it.



Now my friend got me something called Windows Vista Extreme. When we installed it, I accidentally made a 3rd partition using some program... it needed to restart to make the 3rd partition.

Now heres where it gets confusing for you. I restarted, and stupidly put in the Windows Vista Extreme disc in before it made the 3rd partition. So since the 3rd partition wasn't up yet, I put Extreme over the previous vista. The computer restarted again (as part of the install) and created the 3rd partition.

After everything finished installing, I deleted the 3rd partition...

But now I get the Hard Disk error every time in Vista (Doesnt show up in XP).

Ultimate Boot Disc didn't work.... I left it on for 9 hours and it found nothing. (Or maybe I used it wrong? Last time I used it someone on the phone guided me, not this time.)

So.... how can I fix my hard drive? I don't want to back everything up :|

Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem.

Windows Vista Extreme

the forum does not support pirated software caused problems

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Recently put together a new PC and the hard drive in it is a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black and I'm getting this error message in Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) saying "Windows detected a hard disk problem". It asks me to back up all my files then repair or replace the disk. I don't have anything worth backing up on it yet, so I ran chkdsk which took a while but once it booted up again it gave me the same error message.

So has the drive gone bad already? Should I just replace it as I assume it's still under warranty? Or is there a way to fix this?

Thanks in advance. Let me know of any more information you need...
 

Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem

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I am currently having problems with my home computer when an error message comes up

Windows detected a hard disk problem

Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.

It then later says...
The following hard disks are reporting failure
Disk name: SAMSUNG HD502IJ ATA Device
Volume: D:\;C:\

When rebooting the computer it then goes to a startup screen saying 'American Megatrends, press F1 to boot' and f2 for setup. F1 does not work and F2 doesnt really do anything, i then just go round and round n circles trying to get it to work, then i pressed random buttons and finally got it to work (no idea what i did)
I dont really want to take it into the shop for repairs if i can get it done at home if thats possible.
Would be grateful for any help, baring in mind i know little about computers.
Thanks for your help.

Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Go buy a new set of hard drives install them then install your OS and programs. Install the old ones then get as much data off of them as possible.

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First,I'm on this form from my cell phone because right now i don't have internet access to my computer. Please keep that in mind. Anyway, i just got given to me (free) this Gateway laptop that had Windows 7 put in it and extra memory. I guess it was working for a while and then started messing up. The kid that had it knew nothing about them.so of course it was never fixed. I an willing to delete everything i don't care to save any files.i wanted to know if i could take it back to factory? Or what will save thus laptop? Can it be saved at all? What can i do? The message on it is saying "Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contract the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk" it runs very very slow btw.
 

Answer:windows detected a hard disk problem? HELP PLEASE?

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That is the exact window that pops up. I Backed up some important stuff, and am running malware bytes to see if its a virus.. But can anyone tell me
If thats an actual window that windows pops up, or if its from a virus? I would like to know this before i go nuts and start really wasting time trying to fix this computer..
I know one of the hard drives on this computer is 6+ years old, but 1 is realitively new. In the details of this warning it says
 
The following hard disks are reporting failure disk name SAMSUNG HD502HJ ATA device
And going by the volume C: and N: its that old hard drive. But its also the hard drive with windows on it, so if it was a virus thats the hard drive it would be on.
 
I should also note i have not changed any hardware on this computer in at least a year, and i have recently had problems with the computer going to a blue screen and crashing, then needing to run checkdisk, i ran it and its been fine for about a month but now this is happening.
 
Computer is freezing up randomly when clicking on files or playing games or browsing the net.

Answer:Windows Detected A hard Disk PROBLEM

Sounds like your hard drive is failing. You can verify by downloading GSmartControl and have it diagnose your hard drives. I would concentrate on getting all important data off the drive first.  Check the attribute list.
 

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Samsung laptop 4-5 years old:OS: Windows 7Version: 6.1.7600 Build 7600Model: Q430/Q530Processor: Intel Core i5   M 450 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2 Cores, 4 Logic...Bios Version: 2.6Ram: 4 GBSo this laptop crashed on me last year and now I want to fix it and I think I need to replace the hard drive but I am not sure. When it first crashed I tried booting up System recovery but it stuck to the samsung recovery screen for the longest time before it would give me one of those blue screens saying "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer" along with alot of other jargen I did not have time to read. I repeated the process over and over and finally got to a screen were I could system restore and I did a complete restore. After that it seemed to work perfectly fine and was fast like it should be but when I went to windows update and downloaded the 126 updates it said it needed and when it completed I got a pop up saying "Windows detected a hard disk problem" and asked me to back up my files in orderer to protect myself from a failure. This pop up message will keep coming back every time I restart too. Also the computer seems like its alot slower now after I updated. Is it safe to say my hard disk need replacement and if so would I need to by another windows os again? I dont know where my disk is.

Answer:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Hard Drive Diagnostics:http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 Make sure you select the tool which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.For Toshiba drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

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