Installing a new SATA drive - "no bootable device" message is given

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  1. BruceNZ

    BruceNZ MDL Novice

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    #1 BruceNZ, Sep 11, 2012
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    I have Presario CQ61 - I am replacing the (crashed) HDD (Fujitsu) with a new WD 320Gb drive.
    I have installed the new drive but now get the message "no bootable device" so I load from CD (try new Windows 7 install) but gets part way through then get message that "a problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage etc etc etc..........."

    I have run Insyde (BIOS) diagnostics and seems to recognise there is a HDD installed.

    So question is why is the HD not recognised?
    IS this a BIOS problem and if so how do I change the BIOS on startup

    I can only boot from F: Drive (CD) so need a utility that is bootable from there

    or is it simpler than I imagine
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    a prroblem has been detected = usually ram .. sometimes motherboard or cpu
    have u tested ram with memtest bootable iso ?
     
  3. BruceNZ

    BruceNZ MDL Novice

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    Thanks Supa - how do you create a bootable CD - I'm assuming no exe files............... Dummy!!!!

    Bruce
     
  4. BruceNZ

    BruceNZ MDL Novice

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    odie - The Laptop is DEAD without this disk!! No operating system - original BIOS which is very limited which does recognise that there is a HDD but thats about it...... WD have been slack when I have asked questions about the same issue (ie no response and HP ain't any better.......) So there fore I cannot use any MS tools.. nand anyway i don't think this is an MS issue!!
     
  5. pcrepairhull

    pcrepairhull MDL Novice

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    download ultimateboot disk "free" from ultimatebootcd . com/ it gives you loads of free tools to format new disks or check your system for errors