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Getting No boot disk has been detected or the disk has

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Getting No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed error. won't repair with windows disk. removed and reset sata cables.. same error
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Pete replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Pete replied 10 months ago.

The disk has failed and will need to be replaced.

You can fit any similar equivalent disk.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have 3 drives and no idea which drive it is. I have read many forums and it's not always the case of a disk failure. Could be a BIOS issue or a virus. Looking for ideas to try before replacing drives.
Expert:  Pete replied 10 months ago.

Those causes are very unlikely however to rule them out you will need to test the drive(s) on a different computer.