Hard Disk is not recognised during boot

By venkatr
Aug 1, 2005
  1. Hi All:

    My machine has 120GB SATA Seagate hard disk, windows 2000 professional OS. Recently, the system hung and i hard reboot my machine, then there was an error message "Reboot and select a proper bootable device/ please insert bootable device and restart your pc". I have looked at the BIOS settings, and i found that Hard Disk is not listed in the bootable device priorities option. I have tried couple of times and the problem did not go away, but after a couple of hours when i tried restarting again it booted from hard disk. Now, again the same problem is observed. It is not recognising the hard disk. What could be the possible reasons?

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    The first thing I`d suggest is to try a new ide cable.

    Hopefully this will sort it for you.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. venkatr

    venkatr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks, I'll try it and will letting you know about the status.
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