boot up failure. will not reconize my hard drive

June 17, 2012 at 12:27:58
Specs: Windows 7
my computer will not reconize my sata hd. my sone was moving my computer and it started to reset, must have messed with the power cable. now my computer will not boot up. on the first boot up screen (black and white) i cannot see the hard drive listed. then veifying DMI pool data....
no HPA enabled drive,
PXE-M0F : Existing Nvidia Boot Agent
Disk boot failure, insert system disk.

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June 17, 2012 at 12:40:28
You should never, ever move a computer while it is switched on and running.

Either the data or power cable may have become dislodged at the back of the hard drive.
Disconnect the PC from the wall socket.
Remove the side panel that is furthest away from the motherboard.
Check both cables that connect to the drive and make sure they haven't come loose.

If cables are okay, then the hard drive may have been damaged. It should never be moved while it's in use. Test it with SeaTools for DOS. If it fails the test you will have to buy a new hard drive. "SeaTools for DOS" is on the "downloads" link on this page:

SeaTools for DOS runs only from a bootable CD. To create the CD use "IMGBurn" from here:

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June 18, 2012 at 14:53:08
i ran the Seatools for DOS both tests. hard drive passed. it told me to reboot the and it still wont find the Boot tisk. it cannot see my hard drive. i ran a Windows 7 disk and it tells me that i do not have the drivers for my SATA installed.

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