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Operating system is gone!

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by Wyattspop, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Wyattspop

    Wyattspop Regular member

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    Hey Guys, I have never needed your assistance more than I do now. While online, my HP P6803W Wi 7 shut down. When I tried to reboot, the screen comes up but no windows or icons. I used F10 to bring up a recovery menu, but it asks me to load drivers..but of the 100+ drivers I dont know wbich is for the HDD. My operating system does not show up in recovery. I ran F8 and it says "setup is starting", 30 minutes later the same thing. Please help me guys, I just replace the hard disk a month ago. Thanks much.
     
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    the bios has the basic drivers already in it so do not need drivers for the hard drive. does the bios see the hard drive?
     
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    Wyattspop Regular member

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    Yes it does, but the hard drive does not come up when you do the system recovery thing
     
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    Wyattspop Regular member

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    I could really use your help I am at a loss
     
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    do you have your windows disk?
     
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    Sophocles Senior member

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    I know you checked to see if your drive is listed but did you also check boot order in bios to see if it's listed there as well?
     
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    Sorry for the untimely reply, I set this aside for a time. I was able to see the drive in Bios. I have both a recovery/repair disc and a setup disc
     
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    You should be able to use the repair option to get to the command line & do a scan of the drive to repair any errors or a disk check

    Or use the repair to do a fix of windows or start from scratch & re-install
     

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