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    Oh God. What Is This Wizardry! Help!?

    Good Evening Everyone,

    Firstly, this is my first post, so apologies if it's in the wrong area!

    Now, this is not my fault. The laptop in question is my parents! It's nothing to do with me!

    It say's "No bootable device -- Insert boot disk and press any key" Yes this is probably a common issue, however what threw me was the fact I can't access advanced startup options (Safe Mode etc), I couldn't make it boot it to Recovery Disks or anything!? Everything in the BIOS appears to be in shape as well. Am I missing something here or what?!

    I fear the HDD is dead. If anyone has any idea's, please, fire away!!

    Thanks

    Liam

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    Welcome Liam. Have you got another drive you can try and boot it from?

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    Hi Laser,

    Possibly, I may have an old XP one lying around somewhere at work, that was going to be my next port of call if no one had any other software or OS related idea's.

    Thanks

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    Welcome to edugeek

    It sounds like HDD failure unfortunately.

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    Thanks for the input guys. It confirms my suspicions! Bloody annoying! Haha looks like I'm buying Win 8 and a SSD for them then.

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    just a thought...

    there definitely isn't an SD card/memorystick/cd in it that it's having a go at booting from first?

    Is there?

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    Nope, I did wonder, checked the SD reader. Nothing in there. Boot order is correct, even excluded everything other then the HHD.

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    Fair enough... Borked HDD it is then!

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    Hmmm Slightly annoying hay.

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    You might still be able to read the HD in a caddy and get docs off.

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    That's what I was planning on trying to do. Fingers crossed haha!?

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