Solved harddisk and cddrive is not detected in BIOS

March 8, 2015 at 10:53:23
Specs: Windows 8
my laptop(Lenovo G570) while booting says hard disk not detected.....it all happened suddenly ..nothing was wrong with my hard disk as well...my hard disk is 4 months old (HITACHI TRAVELSTAR ) and my notebook is 1 year old...the mesage while booting says.......Pre Boot Execution Environment(PXE) v2.1


PXE-E53:No Boot Filename Received
PXE-MOF:Exiting PXE ROM
Operating System not found
I have tried every thing..have been to almost each and every forum on internet to search the solution but nothing had been working...
I have tried booting from WINDOWS CD ..tried to go into recovery console and also tried to set up windows but nothing worked it says the same thing no hard disk detected.....


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March 8, 2015 at 16:09:46
As mentioned above, look in BIOS set up to make sure that the hard drive is BOTH designated as BOOTABLE and is in the BOOT ORDER as the first or second device behind the DVD drive.
If the drive does not show up in the BIOS at all then try replacing the SATA power and signal cables to the hard drive. If that does not help then it is the hard drive(s) or the motherboard's SATA controller.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
March 8, 2015 at 11:05:46
Have you checked all the HD connections. Pull them in and out a few times before pressing them home firmly again, to clear any oxide.

Most likely it is HD failure. Just because it is only 4 months old does not preclude that. Faults on any device (not just computers) were always OK until they suddenly were not, so it doesn't tell us much.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
March 8, 2015 at 11:08:46
I test with another harddisk ....it again show same message and problem,....

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#3
March 8, 2015 at 11:12:04
Most likely a motherboard/BIOS issue then. If the HD doesn't even show in BIOS it is not a Windows problem so software will not fix it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#4
March 8, 2015 at 11:18:32
is there any chip problem present in the motherboard which detect hdd and cddrive....

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#5
March 8, 2015 at 11:20:19
Why did you have to replace the HDD on a 1 yr old laptop? It's possible the new HDD has failed or maybe it just came loose? Did you change the boot order settings in the BIOS? Your laptop is trying to boot off a network drive, that's what the PXE error is all about. No network drive is being found, therefore "Operating System not found".

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#6
March 8, 2015 at 11:22:37
You might still be covered under warranty - even if a little over one year old.. Depending on where you're located warranty terms etc. both vary and also have some built-in flexibility - not the least in UK and Europe.

Might be worth leaning on the vendor/manufacture at least to see what might be possible?

Are you able to remove the hard drive at least; and then perhaps connect it via usb adapter to another computer? If so then you can both verify the drive is basically OK; and even copy any personal files to external storage (DVD etc.) as a safeguard.

Once you have your files copied safely elsewhere, anyone then working on the computer (locally or wherever) will then not put your files under threat...

Can you access bios settings? If so then try reseting them to defaults at least?


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#7
March 8, 2015 at 11:24:24
Poster says another HD was tried - see response #2.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
March 8, 2015 at 11:26:27
Can you confirm that the HD is not visible in BIOS - that is how I read your post?

EDIT:
Can you also confirm that you did not flash the BIOS (update) just before this issue came along, or make any changes there?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 8, 2015 at 16:09:46
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As mentioned above, look in BIOS set up to make sure that the hard drive is BOTH designated as BOOTABLE and is in the BOOT ORDER as the first or second device behind the DVD drive.
If the drive does not show up in the BIOS at all then try replacing the SATA power and signal cables to the hard drive. If that does not help then it is the hard drive(s) or the motherboard's SATA controller.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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