no fixed disks present

October 9, 2017 at 23:58:08
Specs: Windows 7, 1giga
i was doing soemething to my sata internal 160 disc drive that i erased like the mbr or one of those things and now it dont detect it and gives me the message no fixed disks present wont detect it on the bios either any idea what i erased that it wont detect it i ve tried fdisk and it says the same message. hi again hadn t been here for long glad this site still exists

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#1
October 10, 2017 at 03:02:23
It may have failed - - if it has you'll have to replace it.

You can try testing it first with SeaTools for DOS.

Download the bootable ISO file, create a CD with that file and boot your PC from it:

http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/suppor...


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October 10, 2017 at 08:36:04
"i was doing soemething to my sata internal 160 disc drive"

What exactly were you doing & why? If the drive is no longer being detected in the BIOS, it has likely failed. If you were working inside the case, make sure all the cables are securely connected.


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October 12, 2017 at 18:28:19
i gt to recognized the disc by doing this, using hirens 10.0, then selecting start boot cd, then hit next, then slect mbr (master boot record)tools, thn i think boot fix utililty then i think mbr tools ,then DOS, then option 8, the think is that it got me to a part where it gave me the option to type bootpart.exe and restartit and the disk appears now then in the list of the bootin g items tgheter with the cd rom

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#4
October 12, 2017 at 18:29:16
now just trying to execute the fdisk but dont know what letter my disk is anyone

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#5
October 26, 2017 at 08:51:41
fdisk doesn't exist in Windows 7. What exactly are you trying to do? Is Windows booting?

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)


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#6
October 26, 2017 at 21:14:13
If the drive is recognized in BIOS then you can try running a Start Up Repair from a Windows 7 Repair Disk (CD). You should have made one when the machine was new but if you did not then you can use another Windows 7 machine to make one as log as both machines are either 32bit or both 64bit and use that.

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


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