Approx. start date
Dec 31, 1969
List of current issues
Computer won't boot. Keep getting this error.
Steps taken, but unsuccessful?
1) Reinstalling Windows (Computer didn't find any drives to install windows on)
2) Checked memory for errors. (Found none)
3) Bootable diagnostics tool couldn't scan for hard drive issues since it couldn't find any of the drives.
4) Reset BIOS settings to default
5)Attempted to run the disk diagnostics tool in the BIOS. Didn't work since it was greyed out.

Paul Lee

Level 9
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Messages
423
Operating System
Windows 10
#3
No, the BIOS does not detect the HDD. I doubt that the computer has a sata cable since it's a laptop
 

jamescv7

Level 61
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Mar 15, 2011
Messages
12,637
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Windows Defender
#8
Glad you found the problem, well the tip to determine if HDD is fully dead then by checking the bad sectors/its speed of read and write cause they are always depreciated due to environmental factors.