From: philo on
On 06/27/2010 11:32 PM, Gail wrote:
> Help, please! I posted this earlier but couldn't find in search so reposted.
> I turned on my computer and got a black screen with the message: “Reboot
> and Select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device
> and press a key”
> I had no prior warning or problems with my computer.
> I hit F1 for the setup menu and there is no hard drive listed under channel
> devices on the main Tab! It says [None] for First and Second Channel Device
> 0 and 1. The CD and DVD drives are listed under Channel Device 0 and 1. For
> Installed Memory it says “1024 MB/PC2-3200 and Memory Bank 0 and 2 show 512
> MB/DDR2 SDRAM. Core Version says 08.00.10 and BIOS Revision says 3.18
> 2/16/05.
> Under Advanced tab, it lists CPU type as Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz with HT
> Technology and it lists the CPU Speed and Cache RAM.
> If I go to advanced under Boot Device Priority, hard drive group is listed
> but has parentheses around it. To the right, it says that means the device
> has been disabled in the corresponding type menu, but I don't see it anywhere
> as disabled.
> I bought this tower several months ago used and it has no warranty. There
> was no boot cd with it.
> The really scary thing is that I cannot get into safe mode or system
> recovery. It just goes back to the black screen with the message when I
> press F8 or F10!
> Can anyone help with any suggestions other than buying another hard drive?
> I am on Social Security and it was a real hardship to buy the last one. It
> is a HP Paviliona1023c. I have Windows XP Home SP3.
> I will probably have to call a tech to come and look at it, but I thought I
> would try you guys first.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> Gail

It looks like the hard drive is bad

but it's possible it's just a bad or lose data cable

might as well re-seat it or try another