No boot devices found.....
Posted on 2004-04-05
I'm sure this question has been asked many, many times. But I couldn't locate an answer, so here goes.
I have a Maxtor 60GB drive which has operated well for three years. Twice recently, I received the message "No boot devices were found-System Halted" when booting my machine. Each time, I re-tried and the machine came up fine.
More recently, the machine just stopped booting - same message. Here's a quick rundown:
1) gets through POST/BIOS fine
2) will boot with floppy
3) will boot with CD
Here's the kicker - I ran Maxtor's PowerMax software. It 'sees' the HS and identifies it correctly. When I use PowerMax to run a test on the drive, everything checks out perfect. Yet, I still can't boot.
So, my question is this: How do I get it to boot (again) and can I accomplish this while retaining the existing partitions and data?
I'm *hoping* this is actually something simple and that it is indeed a common problem/solution.
500 MB RAM
60 GB HD
OS=Win XP Pro
Thanks in advance.........