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I have a Toshiba Satellite L755 running Windows 7. A couple weeks ago I had the computer shut down on me while using it, and on reboot I had the message "No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key". I've tried searching through the forums but could not find a thread that could resolve my issue specifically. I've tried messing with the boot order but unsure if I'm doing it right - and even then I get the same result.

 

I should note an hour or so before this occurred i dropped my computer - about a foot from the surface of the desk as it was in my hands. Initially it didn't seem to do anything, then afterwards I got this. Don't know if the two are linked, but I'm concerned it could be.

 

Please advise?Thanks in advance for any assistance :)

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Does the BIOS recognize your hard disk drive?


Edited by FreeBooter, 22 August 2017 - 08:48 PM.

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How would I know?


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p.s. - whatever i do, the pic is upside down. I've tried four different ways...sorry.


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Boot your computer into BIOS setup utility and check the HDD settings to see if your HDD listed in BIOS.


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in the Setup Utility, under Boot menu,

 

1. HDD/SSD

2.ODD

3. USB

4. FDD

5. LAN


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That shows you devices boot order in BIOS you need to check hard disk drive settings in BIOS to find out if your hard disk drive is detected or not by BIOS.


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i don't know how to do that :/


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Its hard for me to explain to you which menu hold HDD settings as not all BIOS are same its usually located in Advanced menu.

You can also use Windows Setup DVD to check if Windows detects your HDD. 


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I'm in the setup utility now but I can't find where to check HDD settings.

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Again, I don't know why they're posting upside down, they're right side up on my desktop


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I don't know why pictures upside down you can upload the pictures to images sharing sites like: http://imgur.com/

 

It looks like BIOS not detecting your HDD this means either HDD died or loose cable connections.


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Next to the 1 where it list the HDD there should also be a description of make and model of hard drive. This would be similar to what is showing under 3 for the CD drive.

 

As indicated this could be the drive crashed from it being dropped or the drive unseated itself.

Can you remove the drive and check the connections and then reinsert it to see if it works?


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HDD seems as if it is seated correctly.IMG_6098.JPG IMG_6099.JPG IMG_6100.JPG


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Going by youtube videos, to gain access to the rest of the computer (to check for bad connections) I'd have to disassemble half the computer. Argh.


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