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No bootable device - Windows Vista

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July 10, 2013 3:51:54 AM

Hi there.

I've seen many posts with this question all over the internet, but I never got an answer, so I'm hoping someone here can help me.

I turned off my computer last night and it was fine, but this morning when I turned it on the following message appeared:

"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.07 (080320)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

When I press F2 to go to Setup, it says 'None' regarding the hard drive. The booting settings show 'HDD' in the first place.

Can you help me? Do I really need to replace the hard drive? How did my pc stop recognizing the hard drive overnight?

Thank you very much.

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July 10, 2013 4:56:15 AM
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First, check the connectors for the hard drive by unplugging and plugging them back in.
Change SATA port. power connector ,different SATA cable, to rule out a bad port or cable.
If all of this fails the hard drive is probably bad if it does not show in bios.
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