07-31-2010 10:58 PM - edited 07-31-2010 10:59 PM
When I start up my computer, I receive a "Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart error; no disks or USBs are plugged into it.
I troubleshooted it on the Lenovo support website, and went into the BIOS to see if it was recognizing the hard drive. My boot order is as follows:
1: USB FDD:
2: ATAPI CDO:HL-DT-STCD-RW/DVD DRIVE - (PM)
3: USB CD:
4: ATA HDDO: ST9160823AS-(S1)
5: PCI LAN: IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1245
6: -USB HDD
7: ATA HDD1:
Ecluded from boot order:
: ATA HDD2
: ATAPI CD1
Number 4 looks to be the hard drive; however, there isn't a plus icon next to it, which makes me think otherwise. I cannot expand it, and trying to move it to a higher position isn't yielding any better of an outcome. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem?
FYI: The only changes I made prior to this was making my secondary hard drive partition ( Z: ) active, in addition to the primary one ( C: ). One thing I also took note of is that the boot manager was attributed to the secondary partition ( Z: ).
Thank you for any help.
08-01-2010 12:12 PM
08-01-2010 12:47 PM - edited 08-01-2010 12:49 PM
You better explain what your setup is like.
Number of drives, partitions, Operating System(s),
what model computer, all that stuff.
Especially what you mean by: "FYI: The only changes I made prior to this was making my secondary hard drive partition ( Z: ) active, in addition to the primary one ( C: ). One thing I also took note of is that the boot manager was attributed to the secondary partition ( Z: )."
Obviously your boot loader is not being found.
08-01-2010 03:48 PM
I'm using a T61 Thinkpad, Model no: 6459 CTO. It has two partitions; C: contains Windows Vista, and Z: contains Windows 7. C: is about 100GB, Z: is about 30.
What I meant by that excerpt is that I was messing around with the partitioning prior to the error. I was trying to format/delete C:, [b]but I did not.[/b] I kept receiving errors while trying to format and delete it.
At the time I last checked, the partition listing looked like this:
Z: Healthy (boot, page file, active, crash dump, primary partition)
C: Healthy (system, primary partition)
08-01-2010 07:53 PM
Do you have, or can you get hold of a Win 7 DVD?
If so, try these steps: