I have an HP m9500f Desktop PC. Processor is AMD 780G Phenom-9750 2.4 GHz w/ 8gb on a MSI MS-7548 motherboard running Windows 7 Home Premiun 64-bit. The Win7 was via upgrade form Vista 64-bit. Naturally, the machine is a few months out of warranty.
I have one SATA drive, a 750GB Seagate Barracuda. Apears the computer cannot find the HD.
Last night - without warnings of problems - the computer would not boot and has not done so since. I get the HP splash screen followed by a black screen with "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter." The Win7 Upgrade Disk doesn't help because it can't repair the OS (because it does not see an OS). None of the repair tools on teh Win7 disk work. Could not do a clean install either because of teh computer says there is no place to load the OS program.
I ran an HP Diagnostic from the splash page and it told me "BIOHD-2" and "Warning: No drives detected". It suggested I check teh cables, whihc I did, removing and securely reseting al the SATA cables. Made no difference, on start-up, all the symptoms remian the same and I am unable ot boot.
On teh HP support forum, I found a link suggesting there may be a ptoblem with the firmware on my SATA, but I can' download the patch since I con't boot. (Here's teh URL: http://h10025.www1.h...=reg_R1002_USEN )
I don't know if that is the problem. In fact, I don't know what to do at all -- except dump the computer and go to the Apple store! Does anybody have any suggestions to help?? Thanks in advance!!!