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No bootable device

Hi all

Just installed win 7 everything went fine until it rebooted get a black screen with
No bootable device-- insert boot disk

thanks Davy
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jvuzCommented:
Can you try to boot into safe mode?
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davy999Author Commented:
No it makes a loud beeping sound
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jvuzCommented:
From the motherboard or the hard disk?
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davy999Author Commented:
Motherboard
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jvuzCommented:
Test your memory with http://www.memtest.org/

Test it one by one, never two or more together
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TomRScottCommented:
The loud beeping sound may be the BIOS complaining that the disk drive is not being detected or some other error.  During boot-up watch the screen carefully to see what error message may be popping up before the no boot device error (and getting cleared off).

Check your BIOS configuration to see if the hard drive is even detected.

If BIOS seems to "see" the hard disk, I would try the install process again and see if the installation is able to detect the hard disk.  If so try to complete the installation again (maybe something went wrong during the first install attempt, possibly corrupting the master boot record, and went unnoticed).

 - Tom
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davy999Author Commented:
Hi tom

I went into the bios and the harddisk is not shown
ive done a hhd test and mem test both ok
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nobusbiljart fanCommented:
did you do the HD diag (which one?) AFTER the disk is not shown?
normally you cannot test it then...
i suggest to use the UBCD for running diags :
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/                              ultimate boot cd
http://ubcd.mirror.fusa.be/ubcd511.iso                        direct link UBCD
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davy999Author Commented:
Hi Nobus

I used UXD ultra x
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TomRScottCommented:
So if you tested the HD, I assume that you changed the BIOS configuration to recognize the HD, prior to testing it.

Given that assumption, have you tried to boot with the hard drive since?

Also, did you watch the boot process to see if any errors were displayed during the power-on-self-test prior?  If so, were there other errors and what were they?

 - Tom
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nobusbiljart fanCommented:
if the disk is not shown -  i doubt very much that ANY diag will give an OK on it
how long did the diag take, and what disk is it?
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GeisrudSystems AdministratorCommented:
From discussion above, you likely have a failed hard drive.  After you replace it, you may be able to mount it externally to recover data.
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geeked1Commented:
Depending on the system you have, try to go to the one time boot menu and try to boot from the hard drive.  Also check to see if the drive is disabled in the BIOS.

Also, check your cable connections to your hard drive.  They may have become loose.

If it isn't appearing in BIOS, you may need a hard drive replacement.  Listen to the hard drive to see if it is spinning up or making weird noises.  If so, it may have failed.

One time boot menu can be gotten to by either pressing DEL, F8, or F12 depending on the system you have.
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davy999Author Commented:
Thanks for all your posts just installed a new hdd and wil get back to you all
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davy999Author Commented:
I changed the hdd and that was the problem
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