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Windows 7: Hard disk not detected by BIOS

05 Jan 2011   #1
deepakgera1

windows 7
 
 
Hard disk not detected by BIOS

Hi

I tried to serach my problem on the forum but couln't find a solution.So request you all to help please.

My laptop was working fine until last night.But when i switched it on this morning i got "operating system not found error message".
I tried to fix the problem by using windows recovery tools but wasn't successfull.Then i noticed that BIOS is not detecting my hard drive.
Everytime i boot i am getting "operating system not found message".

Can anyone suggest how to get my system working.I have a sony vaio FZ series laptop.


-Deepak


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05 Jan 2011   #2
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

deepakgera1, follow this tutorial (made by Brink):
Startup Repair
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05 Jan 2011   #3
deepakgera1

windows 7
 
 

I have tried that startup repair tool 3-4 times, but problem is NOT solved.It still won't detect my hard disk.
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06 Jan 2011   #4
deepakgera1

windows 7
 
 

Can someone please help.I am not able to solve the problem.
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06 Jan 2011   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Try taking the hard drive out, and installing it in another machine. If it is detected, copy all your data over to the other machine.

If it's not detected, purchase a new drive.
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10 Jan 2011   #6
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Maybe take your VAIO Laptop to a VAIO Service Center. (may do a research on the Sony Website) on whereabouts to find a service center - may replace HDD for you.
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11 Jan 2011   #7
deepakgera1

windows 7
 
 

Thanks all of you on the forum for you reply.I finally bought new hard disk.
Thanks again for help.
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11 Jan 2011   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Glad to hear it.

If you need anything else, don't hesitate to post.
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11 Jan 2011   #9
badkarma11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Full Retail SP1
 
 

I was going to suggest removing and reseating the HDD. This happened to me with a Dell. It died eventually but at least I was able to get what I needed off of it first.
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