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Hard Disk Failure

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ddp, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    if have or can borrow another drive to load windows on to see what happens. try reseating the data connector & try plugging data cable into different socket on motherboard like sata 1 instead of sata 0.
     
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    try going into the bios and set hard disk for first boot device.it looks like you have the cd rom for first boot device but either didnt have a disk inserted or computer didnt recognize the disk.
     
  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    name brand or custom built computer?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    try connecting the hard drive to a different sata port on the motherboard. switch sata cables with the optical drive if it is sata.
     
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    not an uncommon occurrence.glad you got it worked out.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    had that happen with some customers but some lost either all their info, some of their info or no info lost. happened on both desktops & laptops\netbooks.
     

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