Did you try that hard drive in some USB case or another PC?
My dell inspiron laptop running windows vista seems to have crashed yesterday. It ran out of battery and went into hibernation mode.
Later on when I rebooted the PC it gives me the error "No boot device available - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility".
To see if the harddisk is getting detected or not I removed the hard disk and started my laptop and I get the message "Internal hard disk drive not found.
To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive.
No bootable devices -- strike F1 to retry boot, F2 to set up utility.
Press F5 to run on board diagnostics."
On resinserting the hard disk it gives me the error "No boot device available - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility".
What might be the problem and how to resolve it?
The hardrive is first in the list in boot sequence.
I have already remove the hardrive and reinserted it again with no benefit.
I do not sense the normal vibration which is sensed in normal disks.
I guess I will have to get the media player replaced and then recover the data if possible.