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Can't boot up

By Sasperilla
May 27, 2009
  1. When I try to start up my computer it just ends up at a black screen that says reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key. When I tried to reinstall vista my hard drive didn't show up, and when I went into vista to change the boot device the hard drive wasn't shown there either.
     
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Sound like the hard drive is bad. If you haven't opened up the computer and changed anything then you probably need a new drive.
     
  3. Sasperilla

    Sasperilla TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't think the hard drive is even a year old that would suck if it already went bad
     
  4. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Well open up the computer if it's a desktop, unhook the cables to the hard drive and re-seat them. Restart the computer and go into the bios and try again to set up the hard drive.
     
  5. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 660

    Bad SATA cable?
     
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