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    So I am on the good computer tonight and I wander away but when I come back I see the blue screen of death..... It couldn't find something. So I decide to reboot, and I keep getting a None System Disk error. What?

    I reboot and still get it

    I decide to go into the bios and see what the deal is and discover that for some reason it's not detecting my hard drive. What the hard drive isn't even a year old but there is no hard drive. Could that be a wire configuration?

    Any idea what I should do in order to trouble shoot it?
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    This may seem funky, but try reseating all the connecting wires to the HD.
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    If that doesn't work, it probably went bad.

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    I hope not it has ALL my pictures on it and it's not backed up

    damn I so hope not
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    Quote Originally Posted by targo View Post
    I hope not it has ALL my pictures on it and it's not backed up

    damn I so hope not
    If it is then get yourself a hard drive caddy and a copy of partition magic. That way you can plug it into the new computer and hopefully extract the information.

    Oh yeah, put your ear to it and see if you can hear it "spin up" like a CD drive does.
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    Oh yeah. Have you had an error appear on the BIOS screen reading "checksum error" ? Either that or has anyone pissed about with your BIOS?

    If so it may well be that your hard drive is plugged into a RAID port and someone has turned RAID on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivercrow View Post
    This may seem funky, but try reseating all the connecting wires to the HD.
    Yes, sometimes that does work.

    Did you actually run the auto-detect again in BIOS?

    Do you know your specs for the hard drive? Can you manually input the specs and see if that does it? The reseating is the first step.

    It is definitely not a good sign, but there are probably some other steps to take. (I usually do not recall all of them until I have a problem, then have to research the issue online.)
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    If the sucker spins, it can prolly have the data recovered. Xander's suggestion of an external drive caddy isn't a bad idea. See if someone has one.

    You can also talk to a data recovery service. That might cost--locally, a company does that for $800+. I'd help, since I used to do that as part of my job role, but you're not around here.
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    I did pull out and plug back in all the connections and what do you know it's working
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