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#1 Ddnhf

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 02:45 PM

I'm currently having troubles getting a pc I recently bought off a friend working. Currently whenever I turn on the computer an error pops up saying "ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed". Now when I got that error I was assuming I needed to install WIndows onto it, but when I put the disk in, it still wouldn't boot to the disk. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. 

 

I have an Acer Aspire MC605.



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 08:19 PM

I think your hard drive has failed. Have you blown dust out of the connectors? Does the drive work in another pc?

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 09:42 PM

Haven't tried blowing dust out of the connectors & I currently don't have another pc that uses SATA cables. I heard that you could use laptop hard drives (my brother said he's using them on his) and when I tried using one that I know for sure works, I got the same error.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:06 AM

Sounds like Captain is right..... test your hard drive a follows:

 

I will assume that your laptop has an internal CD drive; if not, post back. Increasing numbers do not have CD drives lately.

Go here and download Seatools For DOS (free)
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

Accept the EULA and download the ISO file.
When download is complete burn the ISO to a CD or DVD.
Make sure your BIOS is set to:   1st Boot Device = CD drive, 2nd Boot Device = Hard Drive.
When the program opens, click the upper left corner for the Long Test.
> Note: if you get a pop-up window telling you that SMART has tripped and asking if you want to continue, choose Yes. Be sure to post that in your next reply along with the result of the test.
At the end of the test, you will get either a Pass or Fail notice. Post the result in your next reply.
Be sure to have your hard drive directly installed internally to the motherboard, not in an external case.


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:23 AM

Now when I got that error I was assuming I needed to install WIndows onto it, but when I put the disk in, it still wouldn't boot to the disk. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. 

Did you change the boot order in the BIOS so that the DVD/CD is the first device and the HDD/SSD the second device in the boot order?

 

Do you see your hdd in the BIOS?

 

When you open the BIOS see if there is a diagnostic tool for the hdd.


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:14 PM

Did you change the boot order in the BIOS so that the DVD/CD is the first device and the HDD/SSD the second device in the boot order?

Do you see your hdd in the BIOS?

 

When you open the BIOS see if there is a diagnostic tool for the hdd.

 

Yes I changed the boot order, and I do see the hddi n the BIOS. I'm not sure why but there isn't a diagnostic tool for the hdd.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:18 PM

 

I'm not sure why but there isn't a diagnostic tool for the hdd.

Ddnht....read my post #4 above.


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