Solved Bios not detecting hard disk

July 6, 2012 at 18:49:04
Specs: ubuntu 12.04, 1GB
Bios is not detecting my Hard disk,but i am able install Ubuntu on it. After installation it is not able to boot.The error message is no boot device found.It is not at all possible to install xp or win 7.

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July 6, 2012 at 19:00:16
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Yep, an oddity I have seen.

You will have to check cables, power to drive or get new drive or new motherboard. For most uses, the hard drive must show in bios correctly.

A very slim chance a bios update if errata says to this effect.

Hang up and live.

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July 6, 2012 at 23:08:16
I too had this same exact problem with a 500gb WD and was unable to solve it. I was able to run and install Ubuntu on it as well but when I rebooted it wouldn't run and would crash with a purple slash through the screen. I compared it to another Hard Drive while the computer was running and both plugged in. Turns out it was dead! I could clearly feel the vibration and life on one and nothing on the other...

Check if yours is dead. Plug it in and check if you feel the disk spinning if you feel nothing your HDD is probably dead too.


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