I got the above message after turning my computer on. Before you respond, please know that I'm a compute *****, so please answer in simple, kindergarten terms. When I turn the compute on, I hear a beeping on and off sound, then a black screed with the above error message. Here's what I've tried so far: I've turned the computer on and off - no change I've taken the battery out for 30 min, replaced it - no change Hit F1 - nothing Hit F2 - nothing Hit F5 - ran computer diagnostics and it says everything is fine Hit ctl/alt/delete, then hit F2. for set up utility - moved the Hard drive to the top of the list (not sure why or what this was supposed to do, it was just a suggestion on a forum) but no change. Hit F12 - asked it to boot from hard drive - no change Hit F12 - Went to: Settings/General/System info. Under "Drive Info/Primary HD", it says NONE...is this the answer I.e. my HD is not being recognized at all? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer me...I'm about to cry<g>!