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SATA Hard drive problem

Last response: in Storage
December 7, 2009 11:15:49 PM

Good day,

My laptop, an HDX 16, hangs at the bios screen after it rebooted on windows 7 install. I intentionally removed the hard drive and powered the laptop, the boot is normal but stops because of the missing hard drive. Now i connected the hard drive to another computer, booted from it then the windows install proceeds and completes. I returned the hard drive to my laptop, but the problem still persists. (hangs at the hp invent bios screen)

I tried pressing f2... the bios responds by showing "f2... System diagnostics" but i can't get to the diagnostics screen.

Please note that I can hear the hard drive rattle (spin up i think) then powers off. the hard drive LED lights up for about 2 seconds then turns off.

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? thank you very much in advance.
December 8, 2009 7:02:56 AM

I think the MBR is ok, because I tried booting from the hard drive on another computer. It books OK.
a b G Storage
December 8, 2009 12:15:56 PM

Change the boot order in the bios.