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Hard drive not detected in bios

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
July 14, 2010 3:52:23 AM

My laptop hard drive isn't recognized in bios (says no operating system) and I can hear it clicking upon startup. Is there anything I can do?

When the computer 'loads' it says the following:

Yukon PXE v6.60.1.2 (beta) (20080407)
(C)Copyright 2003-2008 Marvell(R). All rights reserved.
Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) v2.1
(C)Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corporation.
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
Operating System not found
July 14, 2010 4:29:55 AM


I was able to find a fix for the PXE, however now when the laptop loads all that is displayed is "Operating System not found" it won't let me boot from the CD drive, or rather it isn't booting from it.

Sorry for additional post, wouldn't let me edit my old one.
July 14, 2010 4:25:52 PM

Your hard drive has bit the dust!
If you've got data on it that you need you could buy an external 2.5 hd enclosure and put the HD in that. Then try to access with another computer.
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July 14, 2010 8:08:01 PM

I was looking around and found that it might be a corrupt mbr; when I insert winvista cd to try and repair, it gives "bad mbr" in one of the error reports.
July 16, 2010 9:37:44 PM

It's Windows Vista, when I insert the recovery disc, click repair there is no operating system that is shown, and after entering "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" in the command prompt it gives the following error "the system cannot find the specified path"

mhelm1 said:
What os do you have, there are commands to repair the boot record
XP=at command prompt, fixmbr
win 7 =

If you get it up and running back up your stuff asap, something killed the mbr!