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my computer won't recognize any drive of any type


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#1 IkoOvo

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:26 PM

THE PROBLEM:

when I boot up my computer, I get the following message

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER 

when I load up the boot menu, I get this:

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and when I enter setup I get this:

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even though I have two drives (one hdd and one dvd) plugged in, none are showing up at all

 

HARDWARE:

  • One Sony Optiarc AD-7220A DVD drive
  • One Western Digital WD800BB-55JKAO 80 Gb hard drive (has linux mint installed - has worked fine in the past)
  • Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard

BACKGROUND:

 

I had one other hard drive that was 40 gb and running windows 7. I would boot from either hard drive or from disks with no problems at all. Eventually the 40 gig hard drive stopped working. Upon booting, it would start clicking, and I think it is dead. 

Ever since then I cannot boot from any device, as they don't show up - displayed above.

Does anyone know what the problem is??


Edited by IkoOvo, 19 January 2016 - 08:28 PM.


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#2 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:14 PM

Your 40 gb hdd was your boot device. When it failed that is when your pc said no boot device found. Simple.

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#3 IkoOvo

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:33 PM

if that is the case, then how do I access all the other drives?

they still don't show up in the boot menu or main setup screen



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:34 PM

Can you not find the 80 drive from the sata or ide selection lists?

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#5 IkoOvo

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:54 PM

no, neither the 80 drive or the disc drive show up in ide selection (both are ide)



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:55 PM

Hey, from the pic i can tell the desktop is kinda old school, make sure first its sata compatible, if the 40gb was sata its okay. secondly go to the tab labelled boot, in there change the device boot priority, select the device carrying the OS first, but if the hard disk is new make sure you have installed the os, you can do that from a different computer if you are having difficult time with the one you are using. Also try posting enough details about your computer as in the specs and make/model. one more thing, enable the hdd smart monitoring. restart your computer.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:55 PM

turns out that it was way simpler than I thought  :unsure:

I didn't realize that there was a master pin in the disc drive as well as in the HDD I was trying to boot from  :oopsign:

when I get home I will make sure everything is working fine

 

thanks for the quick responses though!



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 04:27 PM

Happy computing! 


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