|Hey everyone. Thanks for taking the time to read this.|
Here's my problem. I'm trying to boot up my computer, but when I do, I get this error saying
"NO Hard Disk Drive Detected!
Press F1 to resume"
and when I press F1 it gives me another screen telling me to reboot and select a proper boot device, and then the screen goes black after a second.
So, my first thought was that my hard drive must be shot. But when I tried to swap it with a different drive, it gave me the same message. I tried to unplug the hard drive from my computer and put it in the other one, and it was detected, but still failed to boot completely, although I'm fairly certain that it's an unrelated problem. That drive was always a little quirky.
So then I think, maybe it's the cable. Luckily, I had an extra cable that came with my motherboard, but unfortunately it didn't resolve my problem at all when I switched it with my old cable.
Finally, I checked out my bios to see if it had any hints to a solution, and I saw that my hard drives were listed as "[Not Detected]". And on the screen to change boot order, the only 2 options were the floppy drive and my cd/dvd drive.
I'm starting to think that I may have to replace my motherboard. But before spending money I should probably be saving, I thought I'd do some research online, which is when I stumbled upon these forums. Hopefully you can offer a better alternative.
And if it helps in your diagnosis at all, I assembled my computer myself, and it's been working fine for a while, until now. I have a 40GB samsung hard drive, and an Asus k8v SE motherboard.
Thanks again for reading all of that, and for any suggestions you could give me. =]