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Old 06-07-2018, 06:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HP Pro 3500
Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.
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The first step I took is checking the BIOS. The HDD wasn't detectable. So I though it's gone bad.


I cleaned the case from all the dust which was inside it, and it booted perfectly and I logged on. I though the dirt was blocking the connection or something. I restarted it twice and it kept working.



But, after I shut it down, it never booted again, and has been only giving the above error message.


I swapped the SATA cable with the ODD, change the connector on the motherboard. Nothing makes the HDD detectable. I used another HDD and installed OS using the the same cable and connector of the original HDD. It worked fine.


I connected both HDDs. The original wasn't detectable.


WTF?!! Why didn't it work fine right after cleaning?!!


Anyone familiar with this kind of failure?
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HDD was going out, she dead JIm.
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Have you noticed the HDD generally failing i.e. getting slower ? Unlike SSD'S , HDD's don't normally so suddenly die.

You might want to try to connect the undetectable HDD as a second HDD, with the working HDD as the primary one, and run hard drive recovery software. See this:
https://www.easeus.com/storage-media...d-in-bios.html
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Have you noticed the HDD generally failing i.e. getting slower ? Unlike SSD'S , HDD's don't normally so suddenly die.

You might want to try to connect the undetectable HDD as a second HDD, with the working HDD as the primary one, and run hard drive recovery software. See this:
https://www.easeus.com/storage-media...d-in-bios.html
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I swapped the SATA cable with the ODD, change the connector on the motherboard. Nothing makes the HDD detectable. I used another HDD and installed OS using the the same cable and connector of the original HDD. It worked fine.


I connected both HDDs. The original wasn't detectable.
HDDs can die at any moment just like anything else. More than likely though the symptoms were ignored.
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I'm trying to tell that there are usually symptoms
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