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Windows 7: Hard Drive Disk is not detected in laptop - No bootable Device Found


06 Nov 2012   #1

Windowds 7 Professional - 64 bit
 
 
Hard Drive Disk is not detected in laptop - No bootable Device Found

Hi,
My friend's laptop (Acer Aspire One 722 - Windows 7 x64) has been shut down after opening an email and Windows never started up again. When you attempt to start up the windows, it stays the black screen and says "No bootable Device Found"!

1- I inserted Windows Live Disk and loaded it (Windows XP Mini - Golden Edition). When I went to "My Computer", it did not show any local drive. I went to "Disk Management" and in there, there was also no unallocated or allocated space.

2- I even removed the HDD and plugged it back in. No thing happened. Then I removed the RAM card and inserted it back. Again, nothing happened! By the way, HDD had movements when laptop was on (I had removed the beneath panel).

3- I inserted Windows 7 Disk to install a fresh Windows 7. But when you get to the part where it asks you to choose the partition to install the operating Sustem, it shows one unallocated drive with 0 (Zero) capacity! The options to Delete and format are disable. Only the option "New" is active and it gives you (0) bite to partition!

What has happened? What should I check/do next?


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06 Nov 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Sounds like the hard drive is dead. Do you guys have a spare HDD to test with?
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06 Nov 2012   #3

Windowds 7 Professional - 64 bit
 
 

But HDD is playing!
Yes, there are some laptops around. But is it safe to try them on this failed laptop?
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06 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

The Hard Drive could also be loose in the laptop, there should be two screws holding the door on the bottom of the laptop, carefully remove the Hard Drive, and put it back in, making sure it is secure in there. I have accidentally loosened my laptops Hard Drive a few times and got the same issue you have, and come to find out over the time carrying it in a bag, it shook the laptop enough to loosen the drive from making a firm connection, and the laptop couldn't find it.

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But HDD is playing!
Yes, there are some laptops around. But is it safe to try them on this failed laptop?
Yes it is safe, you just want to see if it reads the hard drive, if it doesn't read another one you know works, then you know it is the laptop. Also a BsoD while loading Windows from another Hard Drive not from that specific model of computer is normal, you can ignore that one.
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06 Nov 2012   #5

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It should be safe if everything else of the laptop is alright. Are you sure its the hard drive only?
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06 Nov 2012   #6

Windowds 7 Professional - 64 bit
 
 

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The Hard Drive could also be loose in the laptop
The HDD does not have any screws. It just sits in a frame. I also removed HDD twice and nothing happened. So, I don't think the problem is with looseness of Hard Drive! This error came up after my friend had opened an email, as he told me! I will give it another try, though. Thanks.

I saw some articles on the net that it can happen do to CPU failure! On this laptop, CPU is under a fan. Can anybody show me how to remove the CPU and put it back?
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