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Old 11-17-2017, 07:13 PM   #1
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p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; } Hello all,

I left my computer on while I was out of the house Ė and wouldn't you know it: my internal HDD can not be recognized in the BIOS. Even when I go into the BIOS utility it will usually have at least one option of booting from an EFI filebutnow it onlh shooooososSONAHSB. I ran a Ďquick checkĒ of my hard drive and it said there is no HDD installed and to ensure the cabling is done properly (or something to that effect)/

Attempts Made to Fix Problem:
  • Re-install Ubuntu (when I do it tries to use the USB as the main drive
  • System Diagnosis (shows no info about a HDD)
  • The infamous Boot/Reboot

I know that isnít much but I donít know a thing about power supplies or the trouble Iím experiencing. During my searches on Google I did find this happened to several others with earlier versions of Ubuntu but their troubleshooting methods didnít work either

Iíll be the first to admit the laptop is beat-up pretty well but thatís just the cosmetics. Itís still an i7 7th Gen CPU clocked at 2.4 GHz and 12 GB of RAM. So with that being said, I really need to save this laptop!

I know you guys will start with questions so please ask away and Iíll be happy to answer them to the best of my ability. Iím just so confused how one minute Iím on the Internet doing school work for an on-line course, leaving for just a few hours to come home and my HDD isnít even recognizable to BIOS.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:39 PM   #2
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If the drive is not being recognized by the Bios, it won't be recognized anywhere else.
What is the make and model# of the laptop?
Remove the HDD and re-seat it. (ie) Push it in tightly.
If that doesn't work, remove the HDD and attach it to another working computer via a USB Adapter, Dock or Enclosure with an adapter. Put your ear next to the drive when powered on, does it sound like it is spinning up? humming? or is clicking, or making a scraping noise? Or is it cold, silent? If the last two, the HDD has failed. You can get another drive to replace it with and then reinstall Ubuntu.
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