Not Detecting boot device during system startup

I have a Dell Optiplex GX280 Machine that had a BSOD error code of (0xf4) rebooted the device and all was fine. Once the user tried to open up Microsoft Outlook the BSOD reappeared. Tried to reboot again and received a different error. No boot device available - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility. I've tried several tools to try and fix this error. I tried UBCD for windows ( all the options). The funny thing about it is that inside the bios it's seeing the sata Hard drive. Any where else it's not detecting it. UBCD doesn't even bring up the c: drive. I tried to boot to the windows repair screen and can not even run chkdsk /r.
rhellingerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

ltwilliamsCommented:
sounds to me like you may have a faulty hard drive or controller.  Might try another hard drive first.  
0
ltwilliamsCommented:
try putting this hard drive in another pc to see if it will show up.
0
rhellingerAuthor Commented:
Itwilliams - Just tried another hard drive in the same system and everything came up fine. Tried to put the faulty hard drive in another system and the same error showed up, "No boot device available".
0
ltwilliamsCommented:
That stinks, at least it wasnt the controller, you can check with dell and they might send you another hard drive (warranty).
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
PUNKYCommented:
Remove a coin shape cmos battery onboard for few minutes, then insert back. Try that see if it helps.
Hook the drive on other system, try access and copy data off. Install it back and do fresh installation.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Storage Hardware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.