Sorry for the delay. 123Runner is probably busy, we are all volunteers and have other things going on in life... girlfriends, jobs, friends, etc. Is your hard drive recognized in the BIOS?
See it anywhere?
- Start the computer/press the power button
- Immediately start tapping the appropriate key to enter the BIOS, aka "Setup"
(Usually shown during the "Dell" screen, or "Gateway" Screen)
- Once in the BIOS, do you see your hard drive listed anywhere?
Marked as recognized, the name of it, anything?
- Press F10 to save and exit
- Agree with "Y" to continue
- Your computer will simply just restart
If not, it may be dead, but lets try testing it...
Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso
type, use ImgBurn
to burn .iso
file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.Thanks to Broni for the instructions
(In the process of making my own, thanks)