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I suspect there may be a registry error, but wouldn't know where to start looking for one. You can get this with your Service Tag at the Dell Support Site. Although that seemed to work, /bootfix resulted in another I/O error. In my experience, you won't start seeing results until step 5 or so. 1. http://onlinetvsoftware.net/bios-error/bios-error-01-reading-hard-disk.php

Ran the DLCDIAG utilty from WD and it gave the drive a clean bill of health, no errors. 2. I made check test of the hard drive, it finished: PASSED! sub mesa a c 127 G Storage February 16, 2010 7:46:49 AM May be simply a unmappable sector ("pending sector count" smart variable). I just bought a new HP laptop yesterday- Pavillion G6.

Hard Drive Not Detected

Is this the only solution and furthermore, will this rectify the issue. Though now, after some googling, I know it is because the error message is always the same, regardless of mobo. Background: The problem began after replacing the original HD with a WD 250GB Scorpio PATA unit. 1. I re-imaged again and this time only copied over the Windows\system2 files and the "A Disk Read Error Has Occurred ....." reappeared!

It only accessed the internet once (the first time I used it - accessed the web via wi-fi. I have a lot of very important personal information and family photos on the G42 so if anyone knows a way to fix this problem outside of a new hard drive Durable. Does the issue follow the original Hard Drive to the known good working system or does the issue stay with the original machine with the known good working Hard Drive installed?

edit: corrected laptop model edit: added update Edited by Tijmen, 06 April 2015 - 06:08 AM. Boot Device Not Found When I restarted, I got that message about disk reading. Helpful +9 Report Zohaib R 2403Posts Sunday September 23, 2012Registration date June 16, 2016 Last seen Mar 7, 2013 12:13PM Hi firewolf123, From your post it seems Hard Drive is being Kitts & Nevis St.

then it went to the blue background which ususally shows behind startup repair, but didn't actually open startup repair. Be sure to check your SATA cables are tightly connected to the SATA port connection.The easiest way to test a cable is to replace it with another cable.  If the problem The Fiercest Hard Drive You’ve Ever Met. I will try one more time and then maybe I will give it to the service!

Boot Device Not Found

Press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds to remove the residual power. 3. Both windows and ubuntu now indicate there's something wrong with the hard drive. Hard Drive Not Detected Once you have identified the faulty part go to section 4 step 5. Here's how we'll recover your data.

Your feedback has been sent. http://onlinetvsoftware.net/bios-error/bios-error-25.php ooh... Also, there's a very small (maybe 1 inch long) cable on this laptop that connects the hard drive to the motherboard. 1 end connects via normal SATA ports but the other If that is true, then based on my findings the error can be caused by or in connection with Windows.

Here are some images of Serial ATA cables.  Click to expand.  The BIOS will not detect a hard disk if the data cable is damaged or the connection is Try each step below, in order, and see if your drive becomes accessible after each step. Register now! click site Helpful +2 Report Zohaib R 2403Posts Sunday September 23, 2012Registration date June 16, 2016 Last seen Jun 14, 2013 08:56AM Hi hj13, Please try the steps and post the results here.

I did find something interesting, perhaps the problem itself but not how to fix. Then I copied all the files I backed up to the freshly imaged disk and the problem reoccurred. Also worth mentioning, the other laptop wouldn't boot to windows with the G42's hard drive either.

Google told me these codes mean the hard drive needs to be replaced.

I press F8 but the advanced boot options menu doesn't appear, just this error message. ClamTK (open source antivirus/antimalware app for ubuntu) didn't find any infections or corrupt files. For now i have given up and simply use an external USB drive as my data drive. Thank you! Register · Log In HP Support Forum Home > Notebooks > Hardware > Hard drive not found (3F0) error HP Support Forums Join in the conversation.

Here's what I've learned: this error message likely has more to do with a hardware interaction between the drive and your system than any actual issues with the drive. I believe that there was too much dust clogging up the wrong area of the inside of my PC. until I turned the computer off or changed the Boot Disk priority in the BIOS (ie. navigate to this website A general guide to Hard Drives can be found on the link below.

The problem typically evades all forms of detection. Go to section 3 step 1.