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Its my friends laptop. its pretty wierd.. boot option is not available, its dark, cannot press on it in bios.
When i press boot menu, (esc) hdd does not show hdd as a boot option only my usb install. Once i boot my usb install i cant set where to install the windows because no hdd is detected. Whats wrong.. Its a laptop asus x553m. Ive heard its motherboard has been changed..
but oh hell, id try to flash the bios but hell, could it be some other motherboard and so i would wreck this one?
Edit: booting usb and then clicking on reseting windows/setting restore points i get the message "The drive where the windows is installed is locked. Unlcok the drive and try again."
Edited by Zvejniex - 3/29/15 at 4:58am
 
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post #2 of 5
Is secure boot enabled in the BIOS, if so turn it off. When you go to SATA config tab, does the new HD show there? What mode is selected? You want ACHI. Let us know if either of these fix your issue. If your new HDD does not show under SATA config, it may not be seated properly.
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post #3 of 5
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Nothing helps, in sata tab it shows that the only device connected is DVD drive on sata port 1. :/
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zvejniex View Post

Nothing helps, in sata tab it shows that the only device connected is DVD drive on sata port 1. :/

Can you test the new HDD in another system, enclosure, hotswap bay to ensure the HDD is good?
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I cannot :/
Edit. Who said its new hdd? biggrin.gif Laptop has changed motherboard. It was working fine, but little later my friend said that he had a boot failure, like the pc was trying to boot from some other media except HDD, he gave the Laptop to me, i could not boot from HDD because it was not found. But SOMEHOW when i booted from USB it could find HDD and i installed the Windows on it and it ran fine for some time, the laptop had frozen and again i cant find the hdd not i can install the Windows, which is wierd
Edited by Zvejniex - 3/31/15 at 7:22am
 
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