I have a Dell XPS tower, 1 year old, running Windows 8. Today the computer said it wanted to shut down in 10 minutes to complete an important update. I told it to go ahead and the computer tried to reboot but I'm getting an error which says "No Boot device found" and when I go into the diagnostics it says "no hard drive found". I have opened the computer and made sure that the drive is connected, it does spin when I power on the machine.
Did the update mess up my MBR? What should my first step be in attempting to fix this? I have a drive enclosure that I could use to connect this drive to another computer. I also have a Windows 8.1 Operating System DVD from Dell.
Should I first take out the drive and connect it to another computer and test it? Should I try to run repair options from the Dell DVD? Something else first?