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No Operating System Detected - Do I Need A New Hard Drive?

Last response: in Storage
March 12, 2010 4:09:09 PM

A while ago when i tried to install windows 7 on an XP disk when trying to boot windows 7 install from cd i got the message something something config file is missing.

I just decided to install it on another hard drive and instead now just use the drive for storage space.

I tried again to install windows 7 on it today, got the config missing error, so i quick formatted the drive and now i get the message "No Operating System Detected" when trying to boot Windows 7 or Boot and Nuke.

I thinking of doing a more thorough format, but i'd have to do one while keeping my computer running.

Has anyone got a solution or do i need a new hard drive?
a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
March 12, 2010 4:20:46 PM

Before spending money, check the BIOS settings to make sure that Boot Order includes the hard drive (preferably first).
March 12, 2010 7:31:53 PM

It is and was, it's okay my drive is still in warranty with Western Digital so they will replace it.