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Computer not recgonizing SATA hard drive anymore

By baronbellwob
Aug 20, 2010
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  1. So here's the problem I'm having. My computer was working just fine a few months ago, then I decided to move and put the computer into storage for a bit. Well, hooked it all back up and started it up. After starting, it took a very long time to load and when it went to boot it tried booting from the CD-ROM and with no bootable media disk, it wasn't able to load.

    I made sure all the connections were still good and everything was clean and re-booted. Same problem. I then checked the BIOS and noticed that my hard drive was no longer recognized as a bootable drive.

    My computer setup:
    Gateway FX6800-01E
    Intel I-7 Quad 920 2.67GHz
    3g DDR3 RAM
    Seagate 750GB SATA HD
    Vista Home Premium

    I cant think of anything that could have happened to get rid of the HD as a bootable drive and any help to resolve this would be much appreciated.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,160   +460

    Whether it is related to being moved I don't know, but it could be the hard drive has failed.
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Multi-platter hard drives can suffer failures from shocks bit while you moved your PC. There is a good chance it probably has failed, however, if you can, you may try to hook up to another PC and see whether it is not detected there is as well or otherwise.

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