|So your statement that no hard drive detected is obviously not accurate? |
Do you have a task bar at the bottom of the screen? If not, slowly pass the cursor up and down at the bottom of the screen until you see a two headed arrow. At that time left click and hold. Then drag upward to show the task bar. Then click on the task bar and untick auto hide the task bar.
If you see a start orb in the task bar right click on it and choose properties. Change to Windows classic.