troubleshooting Question

Hard Drive Not Recognised

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P300-160 notebook running Vista HP. When turned on I can access the BIOS and the hard drive shows up and is set as bootable. However, exiting the BIOS nothing whatsoever appears on the screen after that. I can't even use PC-Check as the same blank screen appears.

I can run PC-Check with the hard drive removed and have tested everything else with it and no problems are reported.

I have removed the drive and can access it in another machine without problem. I have run HD Tune, Easy Recovery and Chkdsk, all without anything turning up.

Installing a new hard drive into the Toshiba everything boots as it should. I'm guessing that I will have to replace the drive but is there anything I have missed here that I could try?

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