As thread title says, my laptop can no longer see my HDD in BIOS or even Ubuntu after that BSOD. It happened around 5 seconds after I plugged in my cousin's external HDD. After that, it said it was gathering data (0%) for a long time, after which I just did a hard reset. Guess that was a bad idea, because now I just get the "Insert boot device" message.
- ASUS K42JR Core i3 2.26 GHz
- 320GB HDD (I honestly don't know the brand)
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 1GB
- 2GB Elpida RAM (forgot frequency)
- Windows 8.1
What I've already done:
- Searched around.
- Reseated HDD and RAM
- Tried running Ubuntu off a flash drive. It runs just fine, detects other external HDD's just fine. It just won't detect my internal HDD.
- Left it overnight in hopes it would fix itself. It seems that other people with the same problem haven't gotten it fixed by themselves, but apparently it magically just decides to work after a while.
It seems like I've done most, if not all of what is able to be done, though I'd like to see if anyone is able to provide any additional input. Worst case, it seems like I've got a bad HDD. I think it would cost me an arm and a leg to get my stuff of it and place it on an external HDD, so if worse comes to worst, I'll probably end up booting with my external HDD from now on, short of buying a new laptop.
EDIT: Currently posting from Ubuntu on the laptop in question. Would just like to add that the HDD is spinning just fine, but the access light doesn't blink at all, even during the POST, without the flash drive stuck in.
Edited by geno93n0, 26 December 2014 - 02:14 AM.