Can't reboot PC

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Friday November 9, 2012
Last seen
November 9, 2012
 pizzawoman -

We get the message : Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

press a key and get above message again, no discs to input.

In BIOS menu: All 6 SATA's show - not detected.

Tried to change from IDE to RAID etc - no difference.

Can anyone help please !!!

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Registration date
Sunday September 23, 2012
Last seen
December 13, 2018
Hi pizzawoman,

This message typically appears when the computer is not able to detect a Boot Media (in this case the Hard Drive as you mentioned is not detected in BIOS and all the 6 SATA fields show not detected). Follow the below mentioned steps to troubleshoot:

1. Disconnect the power cable from the computer tower.
2. Press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds to remove the residual power.
3. Open the computer cover.
4. Reseat (disconnect and reconnect) the Hard Drive connections (both SATA and power connectors) and check if the computer boots. If the computer works fine the issue is fixed, otherwise follow the next step.
5. Connect the Hard Drive to other SATA ports on the motherboard. If the Hard Drive is detected, one of the SATA ports on the motherboard is bad. If the Hard Drive is still not detected follow the next step.
6. Try a different SATA cable and see if the Hard Drive is detected. If the Hard Drive is detected, the problem is with the SATA cable and has to be replaced. Else, follow the next step.
7. If possible, check the Hard Drive by connecting it to another computer. If the Hard Drive works fine in another computer, the motherboard is bad and needs replacement. If the Hard Drive is not detected in another computer also, you need to replace the Hard Drive.

Please revert for clarification.
Thank you very much for that, we found a loose connection in the box, all good now. i know where to come if I have any other queries !