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# 18306 5-Jan-2008 21:00
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Hi there
I have an Asus laptop that was working fine.  Shut it down today. Tried to restart later on and get a black screen with the message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key".
If I press a key the message reappears.
In the bios the harddrive doesn't even seem to be detected anymore, only the dvd drive.
I've tried a windows xp setup disc and gone to the recovery console. It immediately gives a message "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer". Well the hard drive is there as I was using it this morning.

Any ideas what has happened and how to fix it, or has the hard drive just died?
Paul.

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  # 103096 5-Jan-2008 21:32
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Sounds pretty dead to me....

You could try running a HDD utility just to confirm that it is. Or you can get an external enclosure, plug it into another PC and then see if it goes?

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