Hi all. I know there are posts like this but thought I would quote my sys spec and see if somebody can help. Seagate 40gb on Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro 2010 notebook(18 months old). OEM XP Pro. No floppy drive. Notebook ran perfectly until now. I installed PC Tools free version of Spyware Doctor anti spyware that came with the Google toolpack. Slowed my mch down a lot, so decided to shut the anti spyware down. I was prompted that in order to shut it down completely, I should reboot my system. Did this and upon reboot "operating system not found" message. Now bios cannot detect my HDD, and resetting BIOS has no effect. OEM recovery disk ASR and win xp install finds no hdd. F6 to load third party scsi or raid driver offers me two options - "S" to specify additional adapters etc, and "enter" if I don't have device support disks or do not want to specify mass storage devices. If I select "S", setup reminds me that I have no floppy drive (can I do this from a usb flash drive?)I do have Drivers and Utils CD for my notebook. I removed my HDD and it appears to be an IDE drive (like standard desktop pc IDE connector, but slightly smaller and more pins), but I may be wrong. --- Hope this is enough info. Help plse somebody!!:'(
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To check whether the disk has been corrupted, you could put it into an enclousre and attach it via USB to another PC.
You do need to see whether or not the disk is at all recognisable anywhere else.
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