hard disk not detected (Lenovo z5070)

January 28, 2017 at 20:29:42
Specs: Windows 10
my laptop(Lenovo z5070) while booting says hard disk not detected.....it all happened suddenly ..nothing was wrong with my hard disk as well...the mesage while booting says.......Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This Product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US6, 570, 884, US6, 115, 776, and US6, 327, 625
Realtek PCIe GBE family Controller Series v2. 57 (08/27/13)
PXE - E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.
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.....
I am really very upset and dont know what to do. Is it my hard drive which has gone...i have also tried resetting the bios option to default...nothing hapened ..also took my hard drive out and again put it in the same place ...again no breakthrough....
PLEASE HELP......THERE WAS MY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO OF MY BROTHER AND HE IS NO MORE NOW. I DONT WANT TO LOOSE THEM.....THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY PAIN TAKEN TO HELP ME OUT

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#1
January 29, 2017 at 04:42:10
Most likely is HDD failure I'm afraid, which is why backups are essential. Like all hardware failures crashes just come along out of the blue. You could prove the point by purchasing a USB hard disk enclosure (caddy) then plugging it into another computer. There is a vague possibility that it is a faulty HDD cable.

I've heard, but never tried, that in some circumstances if you wrap the HD in cloth then cool it right down in the fridge it can sometimes work for a while - maybe long enough to get important stuff off it. Best check around in Google on this to make sure you get the procedure right.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
January 29, 2017 at 06:46:41
It appears the HDD has died. Did you get any warnings in advance? Was the laptop acting up or running poorly? Regardless, you learned a valuable lesson about backing up important files. You can try running a HDD diagnostics from a bootable disc to confirm the condition of the drive. But as Derek said, you will likely have to replace the HDD & then see if you can retrieve your files from the old drive by using an external USB enclosure or dock. I have one similar to this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

I have successfully used the "freezer method" on more than one occasion. Just seal the HDD in a ziplock bag & put it in the freezer for about an hour. Take it out & immediately put it in the dock & go to work copying files. It has to be done quickly because as the HDD warms, it begins to act up again. You may have to chill it several times to retrieve all the data. Or it may not work at all. According to the following article, it no longer works: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3035...


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#3
January 29, 2017 at 15:41:10
Maybe a little obvious but have you made sure that there is no CD/DVD in the player? it is a remote possibility that the machine is looking for the boot to the wrong drive. Remove any disk and try again if there was one present.

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


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