Ive been getting "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device" when starting comp.
I tried checking the cables, all seem fine.
I Tried the recovery disk that came with the comp, it says that it cannot find the hard drive.
I was told to try checking Bios for the boot priority setting, and so see if the hard drive even shows.
under drive config I get --
SATA port 0 not detected
SATA port 1 Not detected
PATA primary master Not detected
PATA slave Not detected
PATA secondary master Lites-on (thats the disk drive I guess)
PATA secondary slave JLMS (floppy?)
Does this mean bios is not seeing the hard drive? and I guess that would mean the HD is shot?
Should I put the HD into another comp as a slave to test it? ( i can look up how to do that ).
If the HD is shot I guess I lose everything on? Not the end of the world, but it would be great if I can salvage some files.
Any help on what to do, or what the problem most likely is would be much appreciated.