I left my computer running, went outside to set up a security camera. I came back in to see my 16MO son playing by my computer that was now powered off!
I attempted to turn the computer back on, only to get an error similar to
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any keyI unplugged my external HD and made sure there was no disk in the BD and rebooted, only to get the same error. I then checked BIOS to make sure the boot priority was correct, but my HDD was not listed.
After taking the computer apart and moving the cable to another SATA port I still encountered the same error, but it now shows up in BIOS. I changed the priority to my HDD, but I still encountered the same error.
I then booted the computer with my Windows CD. Out of curiosity I clicked Load Drivers, Computer, (C:) and get prompted with You need to format the disk in drive C: before you can use it. Boo!
I then went to Startup Repair, went to repair details and got the following information:
Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log --------------------- Number of repair attempts: 1 Session details --------------------- System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0 Windows directory = AutoChk Run = 0 Number of root causes = 1 Test Performed: --------------------- Name: Check for updates Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0 Time taken = 15ms Test Performed: --------------------- Name: System disk test Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0 Time taken = 0ms Test Performed: --------------------- Name: Disk failure diagnosis Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0 Time taken = 94ms Test Performed: --------------------- Name: Disk metadata test Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0 Time taken = 0ms Root cause found: --------------------- Partition table is corrupt on disk \Device\Harddisk0 Repair action: Partition table repair Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Now while it's booting I still get my Mobo splash screen, followed by some fast text (I'm guessing this is the BIOS POST?) and it states:
Adapter 1 Disk Information No hard disk is detected!Followed by:
Error loading operation system
I dug around in the diskpart command via the Windows disc, got confused and left that alone for a bit. After talking to a friend I changed my jumper cap around to reset my mobo, but that didn't help.
I then decided to go back to diskpart via command line and found some disheartening information that leads me to believe I'm screwed. Here's everything I've found so far (listed with the relevant command):
> list disk
Disk/Status/Size/Free (Dyn and Gpt are blank) Disk 0/Online/596 GB/0BThis is my only HDD so the rest of the disks are obviously 'No Media'
Partition/Type/Size/Offset * Partition 1/Primary/596 GB/0BWhen I try select partition 1 it tells me There is no partition selected
> list volume
Volume/Ltr/Label/Fs/Type/Size/Status Volume 0/D/GRMCHPXFREO/UDF/DVD-ROM/3075 MB/Healthy Volume 1/C/BLANK/RAW/Partition/596 GB/Helathy
I'm sure there's plenty more in diskpart, but this is the deepest I've gone. As you can see, there are 0B available and the HDD is is RAW, instead of NTSF.
I've read about trying testdisk, but unless there is a way to do it via a bootable USB, I cannot run this program since the PC does not turn on. If worst comes to worst, I can by an external enclosure and run the program from my laptop.
I'll check this forum throughout the day tomorrow, but may be unable to try any advice until tomorrow evening when I get home.
Thank you in advance to anyone who can try to help me!!