Evidently not. I also had to send my venue 8 in for repair. They indicate that they reloaded the OS ... I don't see how you can reload the OS if you can't boot.
All Dell did was restore the OS.
You can restore the OS yourself from a windows restore USB stick. If you're lucky, you can recover back to a windows restore point.
hola soy de Bolivia y tuve el mismo problema pude solucionarlo entrando a la consola de comandos del instalador de Windows 8 si bien el bios no lo reconoce el disco el windows si reconoce las tarjetas de memoria insertadas.
I ended up with the same problem after accidentally resetting the Bios of my Venue 8 Pro 3845 to it's "optimized" default settings and after a bunch of hours of frustration I tried a mixture of different solutions people had posted. Since I wanted a clean install anyway, I didn't care about the data on the drive.
Long story short, the Venue 8 Pro 3845 will not boot via microSD, inserting the microSD in a USB card reader and attaching that to an OTG cable worked to get the boot done that way. I used Rufus to create that bootable microSD/USB key, based on a Windows 10 Home x86 iso which I had downloaded via Microsofts MediaCreationTool. The next challenge was the missing mouse/touchscreen support during Windows setup. I got that handled by adding AutoUnattended.xml, the first run with some standard disk settings failed me big time (i.e. the setup wasn't able to copy files since it had issues accessing the internal drive (eMMC).
I came across a topic tabletpcreview.com which contained the proper disk details in the provided AutoUnattended.xml, from where I grabbed the 'DiskConfiguration' and 'ImageInstall' section for my Windows 10 compatible file.
I know the thread is very old but i hope you can still help me !
I have the same problem here (Dell venue 8 internal hard disk not found) and can't get it working .. I tried to register on tabletpcreview to get the AutoUnattended.xml file , but i don't get the confimation email, so i can't download the file 😞
best regards and i hope you can help me!