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Default [Q] No HDD found, neither in BIOS nor in Win 7 Setup

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I am having huge problems with my HTC Shift X9500. The harddisk is not recognized, it is neither shown in BIOS nor in the Windows 7 Setup.



I already tested a new hdd and a new zif-cable.
Now at least the harddisk light is on when it boots.


Is there anything I can do?
Or do I have to install any drivers or whatever?

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one thing that may have occured: is the cable connected right“way? HD turned 180 degrees?
Drivers of course... how-tos allaround here...
BenQ Siemens EF82 Proto Fw1.2 (the lost one) with 35xxx-IMEI
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one thing that may have occured: is the cable connected right“way? HD turned 180 degrees?
Drivers of course... how-tos allaround here...
I tried every possible way to connect the harddisk. I mean drivers or any bios tricks to make sure that the harddisk is recognized.
 
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Did you try to restore your system to a previous state?
I lately came around to see my marvell card was "lost"
and no driver update helped/ was possible.
Went back four weeks, new original driver update - et voilį!
Maybe something similar.
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How can I do that? When system boots it says that I have to insert a proper boot media.
In Bios there is no harddisk shown in menu "Boot" and windows-setup also does not show a boot media.

Strange is that even Bios does not show the hd..
 
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not really...
of course you could boot from USB
Question is if it doesn't show HDD just because Bootsectors are damaged,
or because of some physical damage in connection between HDD and motherboard.
You could take a usb-zif adaptor, connect it to a pc and take a look what happens here.
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I just ordered an usb adapter so that I can test it. Thanks for all your answers.
 
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I just ordered an usb adapter so that I can test it. Thanks for all your answers.
I am also having the same problem. Sometimes my HD is recognized sometimes not. For a while, my Shift just showed the "not recognized" error. I assumed the HD had died. After a week or so (to my surprise), booted up (HD found) again.

Now, about 3 weeks after first "not recognized", still having problems. Cold boot's take longer and much more problematic, then restarts. Can the problem be temperature related?

My Shift runs original Vista Business (Swedish). Sorry no solution, just share your problem.
 
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I am also having the same problem. Sometimes my HD is recognized sometimes not. For a while, my Shift just showed the "not recognized" error. I assumed the HD had died. After a week or so (to my surprise), booted up (HD found) again.

Now, about 3 weeks after first "not recognized", still having problems. Cold boot's take longer and much more problematic, then restarts. Can the problem be temperature related?

My Shift runs original Vista Business (Swedish). Sorry no solution, just share your problem.
Warmed my Shift (blow dryer) before cold boot. Shift booted on first try.

Will try the blow dryer again, the next time Shift shows the, "no HD/bootable device" error.

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