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Non System Disk Error after multiple HDD's

post #1 of 6
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I got my hands on a used HP Probook 4520 someone was giving away, and upon booting i got the error "Non System Disk Error".

I've gotten this error before and usually that means there isn't a hard drive or there are no drivers for said hard drive. I opened it up and there is in fact a hard drive. So i then tried to format and install windows 7 and when in the format part of the installation, it doesn't show the drive. I then swap it out for another known working hard drive and i get the same error before post AND while in windows installation.

Could it be something hardware related? I am stumped at this point and i would really like to get this laptop to work as i only have a desktop now.

Can anyone offer their wisdom?
post #2 of 6
Reset BIOS or set SATA mode to 'compatability' or whatever setting it isn't set to.
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post #3 of 6
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I have reset the bios to default multiple times. There is no compatibility setting I saw in the bios. I even tried changing from ide to ahci.. Nothing.
post #4 of 6
Is the drive listed in the bios?
Try installing another OS (Linux)
Otherwise I would think that the sata controller is dead
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i7 3770k @ 4.5GHZ Asus Z77M-pro EVGA 980Ti SC ACX 8GB 1600MHz 
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256GB Samsung OEM SSD 128Gb Sandisk SSD Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 
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i7 3770k @ 4.5GHZ Asus Z77M-pro EVGA 980Ti SC ACX 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung OEM SSD 128Gb Sandisk SSD Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 
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Dell P2715Q 4K Apple Kbd Logitech G402 Steelseries QCK 
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post #5 of 6
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Yeah forgot to mention the bios can't find the drive either. I was just hoping it wouldn't be a a dead controller. That's disappointing.
post #6 of 6
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I'm just gonna scrap it. It's only got a dual core with 4 gigs of ddr2. Thanks anyway everybody.
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