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envy m7-j010dx hard drive died. i installed new hard drive and it suddenly went into some kind of failure & windows 10 keeps trying to boot then goes into automatic repair and fails and the cycle starts over.

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Preferred Solution: envy m7-j010dx hard drive died. installed new hard drive and...

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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envy m7-j010dx hard drive died. i installed new hard drive and it suddenly went into some kind of failure & windows 10 keeps trying to boot then goes into automatic repair and fails and the cycle starts over.

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My T410i hard drive died, I have Windows 7 Home Basic OA key, but how to install on new hard drive? I had to replace the hard drive, I realise from the help pages I should have written down the error messages before replacing... Either way I am unsure how to obtain the Windows 7 Home Basic software to re-install.I have the key, where should I go - the microsoft site says it came pre-installed so I need to contact the supplier - Lenovo, but on the product list T410i is too old and not listed. Thanks in advance for you time.CheersPaul

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I recently used my system image disk to restore on a new (larger) hard drive but now when I look at the hard drive from the computer view it shows my hard drive as being the same size as the old one instead of being the size of the new one. I'm not sure
I'm making much sense so I will post a picture...

Is there anyway to fix this? Does the drive really only have 286 gigs on it?

Answer:System Image disks installed on new hard drive show new hard drive same size as old one

You have to be logged in as Admin to perform these operations.
Go to Start, and in the Search box, type in DISK MANAGEMENT. Pick the Control Panel item "Create and format disk partitions." Once Disk Management comes up, right-click on the area of your disk and select "Extend volume..." Move it out
as far as you want, making the whole thing one drive.
If that doesn't work for you, then you can download Easeus Partition Manager Home
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm  and create a boot CD from it that will accomplish the same thing (and more, if you want to read up on it). It's a free program and works
with 32- and 64-bit Windows. I like it and use it myself.

SC Tom

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I just installed a brand new Western Digital Hard Drive 160 gig. I partitioned it with FDISK, then formated, then did a clean install of windows XP. Everything was fine until after i finished the installation, and i tried to connect my old maxtor 20 gig so i could transfer some files over, and the computer stopped reading both hard drives. When i start it up, the computer can't boot from either drive. I've tried disconnecting each of the drives and only booting with one connected, with no luck. I also tried changing the gray strip, I can't remember what its official name is, but that didnt help either. When I go into BIOS and let it auto detect my drives, It wont recognize either of the drives.
 

Answer:New hard drive installed sucessfully, now my computer cant find any hard drive

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I have a western digital 120GB hard drive that backed up a computer at my father's business. The hard drive decided to crap out on us, and it apparently was the cause of many BSODs.
Anyway, I have the backup on this external hard drive, a clone of the original drive. I used western digital's software to make the backup, but I can't find any cds and I cannot remember what I used to clone the hard drive.

Can someone point me in the right direction?
Edit: taking a wild guess that I used Acronis True Image WD Edition.

Answer:Hard drive died, I have a backup, but how do I get it onto the new hard drive

what filenames show for the backup? open the folder containing the backup and post the filenames and / or folder

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Do I have to purchase the recovery media from Lenovo or is there a download link out here on the Lenovo site?

Answer:Windows 8 Pro Rescue and recovery on a new hard drive(old drive died)

Hopefully, you've already burned a set of DVDs from the recovery partition. Recovery media is not downloadable. If your old HDD died, and you did not burn the DVDs beforehand, you'll have to contact customer support with your model number and serial number to order a set.

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toshiba hd died put new hd in want do notting. no curse bleeking in the corner.the f2,f8 and f12 key does notting. if i let it run for a minute it says operating system not found. put windons xp and windows7 cd in with the hd in does notting for a minute then trys to boot but crashs with this message for xp stop : 0x0000007B(0xF78DA63C,0xc0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000). for windows7 it run but says no device drivers were found. trying to get in the BIOS but no luck. can some tell me the keys to push .oh put new hd = harddrive in say need driver what driver. this is win7. toshiba satellite L655-S5061
 

Answer:Toshiba hard drive died, new drive not seen

Toshiba hard drive died new drive not seen

what is enable AHCI and how do i get to it.
 

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At start up I am getting the blue screen which says "remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers"

I did take out the hard drive and connected it to another computer using a sata to usb cable, but the drive was not recognized so I put the hard drive back.

Now when I am unable to boot up. It is a windows 7 64bit.

Answer:BSOD -Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers

Please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/96879-blue-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html. Upload the files here, this will tell you how. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/9733-screenshots-files-upload-post-seven-forums.html

Also, please give us a better explanation so we will understand what you did.

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I installed a new 500gb hard drive in my acer laptop.  Ran the system disc.  But it won't show my 4gb of ram or my 500gb hard drive.  Shows my old config.  What's up with that?

Answer:Installed new hard drive. Still shows old hard drive.

No idea what you are talking about. You need to explain IN DETAIL. What shows your old config? What does ram have to do with the hd? What are you talking about?

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well, i came back this morning from a sleep over party last night, and i trun on my computer, and it doesnt boot. when i push the button and i see the dell logo (coz my motherboard is dell), but then, it stops, and nothing happens. windows doesnt boot.

i keep turning it off and on and hit th F12 button to go to the boot menu, and it said that drive 0 Serial ATA couldnt be found.


this is my situation
whats should i do?? that was my primary hard drive, and it was new too. it is seagate 500gb 7200.11 series
even if the hdd is dead, is there a way to get my data from it ?? my life depends on it

please help guys
thanks

Answer:I think my hard drive died :( need help plz :(

Please post in the correct section next time, moved

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I hope someone can help me, my hard drive died and I'm looking to replace it. Im not too clued up on hard drives though. What do I need? Do I need the exact same hard drive as the one that has died? Or will any fit? Any idea on what I can replace it with?
The model is a HP pavilion series p6-2035uk.
Thank you for Any help.

Answer:hard drive died on pc

Any 3.5" SATA drive will be OK. Presumably the old one was 500GB?
Western Digital are widely recommended.
If you used a fair chunk of that or have a requirement for large files (eg videos), you might want to consider replacing with a 1TB drive.
A USB backup drive can also be useful if you don't have one.

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Question: Hard Drive Died?

Hi
My compaq computer will not boot.

When you turn it on it comes up with a screen with 3 options: Boot Menu, Setup, System recovery.

When I go to boot menu the only option is DVD-RW drive.

I went to BIOS setup and there is no HD detected and no option to autodetect.

The hard drive has 2 partitions, c: is system and the other is H: recovery.

I tried recovery console which saw the recovery partition H: but not C:, ran chkdsk on recovery partition and all was fine.

Ran diskpart and it saw both partitions, when I exited without making any changes recovery console went to C: so I ran chkdsk on C and it couldn't get past 50% saying the drive has unrecoverable errors.

Does this mean the hard drive has died or is there anything else I can try?

One of the problems is there are some recent photos I have not backed up which I don't really want to lose, and I do not have restore disks just the recovery partition.

If the drive is dead and we need a new one can I set the old one as slave to access the working recovery partition?

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Died?

melxv535 said:





Hi
My compaq computer will not boot.

When you turn it on it comes up with a screen with 3 options: Boot Menu, Setup, System recovery.

When I go to boot menu the only option is DVD-RW drive.

I went to BIOS setup and there is no HD detected and no option to autodetect.

The hard drive has 2 partitions, c: is system and the other is H: recovery.

I tried recovery console which saw the recovery partition H: but not C:, ran chkdsk on recovery partition and all was fine.

Ran diskpart and it saw both partitions, when I exited without making any changes recovery console went to C: so I ran chkdsk on C and it couldn't get past 50% saying the drive has unrecoverable errors.

Does this mean the hard drive has died or is there anything else I can try?

One of the problems is there are some recent photos I have not backed up which I don't really want to lose, and I do not have restore disks just the recovery partition.

If the drive is dead and we need a new one can I set the old one as slave to access the working recovery partition?

Any help would be much appreciated.Click to expand...

Melxv535,
You can't say the drive is DEAD if you can still access the Recovery partition.
Run chkdsk again on C: with the /R option. Then run it again.

Obviously, something has written bad data to your C: drive (partition).
Let chkdsk try to fix it.
You can always reformat C:, but that won't get your pi... Read more

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Question: hard drive died

Hi to the forum.

This is my first post.

I got a windows 8 pro disk from amazon and installed it on my laptop over windows 7 and it worked great, no problems.

I then downloaded windows 8 pro from Microsoft on to one of my desk top pc's which was running windows xp. This went well with no problems at the time.
Tonight the hard drive died on that desk top. When I put a new drive in this desk top can I use the windows 8 pro disk to install on this hard drive but with the windows pro 8 key from the windows 8 pro I downloaded.
also as its is a upgrade windows 8 will I need to reinstall windows xp first.

Thank you for you help with this.

Regards Cornishman

Answer:hard drive died

Hello Cornishman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes, you will be able to do a clean install with your upgrade Windows 8 Pro without having to install XP first. You would just use the same product key number that came with your download.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: Hard Drive Died

I have an HP dv5135nr 100gb IDE hard drive that just died out on me. I need to get a new hard drive obviously....i have no idea on how to go about doing so. Any help would be appreciated.

sorry typed so fast i didn't put specs and put the wrong model number

HP dv5135nr notebook and internal.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Died

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I posted here a while back with complaints about my PC, as i couldnt get XP to re-install.

Well, now it tells me the Hard drive is dead and to contact the manufacturer .

Its a Dell Dimension 4300 1.7GHz, and from a quick google search i have found a replacement HD, but its 140 notes. Now, if that doesnt work and the computer still wont get its act together then im 140 down, which im not keen on .

My question is...... Its only a 40gig HD, and i know i could find one a lot cheaper than 140, but im not sure if it would be compatible.
Does anyone know if these machines are fussy as to what make or model of HD you sling in them??
 

Answer:Hard drive has died

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Question: Hard Drive died

Hi,
 
Recently my Hard drive died and my Laptop just boots to the BIOS.
 
I can here a clicking sound so know it's the hard drive that's faulty and the BIOS says no hard drive is detected. 
 
I have upgraded a hard drive before using cloning, but never had to replace a faulty hard drive that has completely died.
 
I have removed the old hard drive and ordered a new one, but how do I now recover the Laptop?
 
I have a recovery DVD or USB, when the new hard drive arrives can I simply put it in and then insert the recovery DVD or USB reboot and go from there installing the OS (Win 8.1) or do I need to create some sort of DVD / USB with Drivers for the new hard drive?
 
Any advice on replacing a dead hard drive and recovery of a Laptop back to the OS would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Hard Drive died

If the Recovery DVD you have is simply a Rescue disk and not the full OS you can download the Windows 8.1 media creation tool here. If the computer came preinstalled with Windows 8 or 8.1 the key is embedded in firmware. After installing the OS it will self-activate once online. If you use the Media Creation Tool additional drivers from your OEM's support site may need to be installed.
 
When installing using the OS from the MCT click next when it asks for the key.

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 Yes this is horrible. I dropped my hard drive onto the floor and made a big thud. This hard drive however was a slave so only stuff like videos, games, music, pictures would be lost. Heres the problem now. When i plug the power to the hard drive it makes an un usualy reading sound. Like a broken radio signal (screeeeeeetch). My BIOS doesn't see any hard drive, neither does my device manager and disk manager. I know its obviously broken but is there and hope i can fix it? Its a 250 gig maxtor and it's fairly new. Any help is welcomed. Please =]

Answer:My Hard Drive died.

You could use it as a fridge magnet.Even if you ever got it to work again by getting it repaired or dropping it again on the other side, would you ever be able to trust it?

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(I'm putting this on the windows forum, since I don't know whether I have a hardware or a software problem).Please can anybody advise? My laptop started making a scratching noise from the left side. Then I had a "blue screen" message to say that it was closing down. Since then I've not been able to boot it - I get the message:"For Realtek RTL 8110/8169 Series gigabit ethernet controller v1.10 (040718).PXE-E61: media test failure, check cablePXE-MOF: Exiting PXERomReboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot devices and press a key"I tried putting a cd in the drive, but that didn't make any difference. I looked at the BIOS (not that I'm experienced at such things) and it showed the first boot drive as the hard drive.I'm running Windows Home.  My laptop is a Rock Pegasus 650, with 100gb hard drive (720rpm)Grateful for any suggestionsJulia A

Answer:Has my hard drive died???

It did not find a usable boot device, so either the drive has dies or there are problems with it's connection on the motherboard. Is the machine still under warranty? If so, I would contact them. I've never heard of that brand. How old is it?I would personally boot a Linux LiveCD to see if the hard drive can be read and back up any data if it can be that you need. If that doesn't work, you  know for sure it is hardware. You can download the file on a working machine and burn it as an ISO with Nero, etc. and then boot with it. It will not write any files to the hard drive and is a great test.http://www.slax.org/download.phpA hard drive can be replaced on a laptop, but not just any drive will do, and if that isn't the only problem, that is no solution.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop and it tells me, "primary hard disk drive 0 not found" on start-up. I also hear clicking sounds coming from where the hard drive is located so I'm pretty sure it died. It has done this once before though and then started fine after a few days... Do you think it's the hard drive? The bios tells me "none"

What is the order of longevity for each piece of a computer? What usually dies first, second, third... and in what time increments.

Would you recommend getting a new laptop that would allow Windows XP pro if they are still around? or just replace the hard drive on the 5100?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give
 

Answer:I think the hard drive just died

If the bios cannot see the hard drive and it's making a clicking sound then smart money says the drive is probably dead or dying.





What is the order of longevity for each piece of a computer? What usually dies first, second, third... and in what time increments.Click to expand...

Well I have had HDDs arriving dead. Some have lasted a few months and some I still have from years ago. As to the rest of your question, the answer is how long is a piece of string





Would you recommend getting a new laptop that would allow Windows XP pro if they are still around? or just replace the hard drive on the 5100?Click to expand...

Since you have not stated how old the laptop is, I would just replace the hdd.

As an aside, one of my children is still using one of my old Dell laptops, a Latitude C600. It's still running speedily and very well. It was purchased in 2001. A few years ago I upgraded the cpu to 1Ghz and ram to 512Mb (both max).

Good Luck
 

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I have a Compaq Presario 6027US Desktop PC. I tried to turn it on the other day and a message popped up saying it failed to boot up due to a missing or corrupt C:\Windows\System32\Config\System file. I tried to recover but it only made it 60% before stopping. I restarted it and it said "eminent failure has been detected on your hard disk." I was going to use Knoppix and retrieve my files off my hard drive, if possible. What I need help with is buying a replacement hard drive. I can't get onto "My Computer" to see what exact type I need.

I know it uses an "Integrated Hard Drive Controller" ATA 100.

What I don't know is whether or not it is 5400RPM or 7200RPM.

It will make a difference because I want to upgrade the storage size as high as possible. If it is 5400 RPM it will only upgrade to 80GB, but 7200 RPM will upgrade to 120GB.

Is there a way to find the exact specs. of my system since my computer will not boot?

Any help would be GREAT!

Thanks.
 

Answer:Hard Drive has DIED! NEED HELP!

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Question: Hard Drive died

I started to get a sense the hard drive was failing so did a full back up using XP supplied backup to an external hard drive. Took
close to 5 hours via USB. Now what? I was able to build a boot floppy before the failure. I do NOT have the original OS cd's as
I bought the machine used. If I get another drive what steps do I follow? This is a Thinkcentre desktop with a Hitachi Deskstar
500GB drive.
 

Answer:Hard Drive died

You are going to need a legal copy of windows.
 

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I have two hard drives, one for OS and the other for storage. I turned my computer on today and I can hear a clicking noise and it sounds like it is coming from the storage hard drive. Well my computer would not boot up past the boot from cd screen, it will sit there for several seconds and then give me a message saying something about insert the system disk and press enter. Can't remember the whole message.

So I turned the computer off and unhooked the storage drive and it booted up fine. If the storage drive did die, why would that cause it not to boot up? The only thing that is on there is files, there is nothing to do with the OS on there.

I sure hope my hard drive didn't die. I didn't have everything backed up.

Answer:I think my hard drive just died

That can happen. It checks your OS as well as your Storage HDD.

I would do the freezer trick.

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Appears my warranty expired on 12/30/2015. The hard drive litterally died a few days later. It  appears I cannot get a page to load on this website to get Tech Support contact numbers. Obviously, I have to replace the defective drive but my question is, how can I get a replacement Windows OS license for what came with the original drive? I don't think I should also have to buy a new Windows OS when I already did when I bought this laptop for my kid. Any help would be greatly appreciated since I am unable to find contact information for Lenovo Support. (contact us page does not load in any browser)  Thanks  

Answer:Y50 Hard drive died...

Hello and welcome,
 
I take it you (or your kid) didn't make recovery medaia?
 
What OS were you running?  Windows 8.1 and 10 are available for download from Microsoft.  7 is not but media is available from support.  There may be a charge.
 
Here's the support phone number.  The Phone List page opens for me.  Don't know what's wrong there, but there have been a few other similer reports.
 
Z.
 
United States


IDEA-branded and B, C, E, G, H, K, N, Q, V, Y Series Products
English 1-877-4-Lenovo, 1-877-453-6686 Schedule a Callback for faster support
24 hours a day 7 days/week

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Question: Hard drive died

hello all Travelmate P253-E InsydeH20 Bios ver 3.7 Hard drive died completely, no access to old drive even slaved to new machine Windows 8 I am struggling installing a new copy of windows 8 , im sure im not the first but ive been looking all day for the answer to this that doesnt involve purchasing disks from Acer, can someone point me to the appropriate guide please. As im going in loops at present. TIA Luigi BTW Ive tried legacy and UEFI so far

Answer:Hard drive died

You can install under UEFI windows 8 without any issue, what's your issue?

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Question: Hard Drive Died

I backed up all my files on a external HDD, but now that it died, I have a spare HDD to use and was wondering if Windows will work on the new HDD? P.S. The XP cd is OEM.

Answer:Hard Drive Died

it should, just hook the HD up and boot from the CD and install XP.
I don't see why it would not work, it is THE SAME computer overall.

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After 5 years of faithful service, my 180GB WD hard drive finally died on me; starting up initiates a continuous buzzing sound and I cannot even fully boot to Windows

But this was only one of two hard drives - the second, only a few months old, should be perfectly fine

So I'm wondering if there is any way to save the data on the second hard drive?

Would installing the same OS on a new HD let me access my old files?

And on a related note, what would be the best way to back up my data to protect against loss of data next time?

Thank you in advance
 

Answer:Hard Drive just died

Hi

Yes you could install Windows onto another drive as default OS and then once installed and running OK, hook up the broken drive as a slave (if IDE) and try and recover your data, you may need to take ownership of the folders on the slave drive (guessing on OS as not mentioned)

Possible running from the new HD a data recovery program may also helo recover data, these are ok free ones to try Recuva and PC File Inspector


As for 2nd question, my trusted and best recomendation for backup of data and whole hard drives is Acronis True Image, not free but great program, some freeware backup applications here as well, not all as powerfull but some may suit you.
 

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Hi guys
Asus laptop, 11 months old (when the hard drive failed) but now out of warranty due to Asus repeatedly rejecting my COMPLETELY VALID VAT reciept as proof of purchase. But that is a different story...
My issue now is that I need the laptop for work (as a teacher) and have been without it now for 4 weeks and cannot afford to be without it much longer. I am thinking of taking the opportunity to upgrade to an SSD. My problem comes with the OS. It was running Windows 8.1 and it came without system disks. Needless to say I never used the utility to make one (doh).
As I have a fully paid-up legitimate licence bought with the laptop, how do I go about getting that on the new laptop without the expense of buying it again from the website?

Answer:Hard drive died, OS question

EDIT:- the last line should say"how do i go about getting that on the new hard drive?"

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I've a Maxtor Personel Storage 5000DV external drive and it kind of self destruted. Took it apart and found the internal drive destroyed itself, nothing but some black powder inside the drive, disc mirrored surfaces were all gone. I querried Maxtor and was told drives are matched to the internals of the case and I can't just slap in a new one, is this true?

Answer:Extrenal Hard Drive Died

I assume it wasn't under warranty?  I wonder what made it blow-up?Data Sheet says:Hard Drive: DiamondMax Plus with Ultra ATA/133 interfaceRPM: 7200Cache Buffer: 8MBThis appears to be a standard 3.5" hard disk drive.  Any brand, any size with same specs will work.

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My Y50-70 Touch no longer boots and the hard drive makes weird clicking noises when I turn it on. I'm assuming dead hard drive. Not had to replace. I've done it before. What I need to know is does Lenovo have some sort of software recovery disc or am I stuck buying the OS again? 

Answer:Y50-70 Touch Hard drive died?

Hi Century,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
OEM product keys are tied to the system board so as long as you installed similar OS that came with the machine, it would auto-activate itself.
 
As ISO image for Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft for free download, on this OS version you would be referred to the manufacturer to order the original recovery disc.
 
If your machine came preloaded with Windows 8/8.1/10, then simply use the Windows media creation tool. 
 
An additional reference here.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards
 

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So I bought a new one, but i don't have an XP Cd to load the OS onto the new drive. The laptop just shipped with recovery disk. So i was wondering, could i possibly clone my desktops hard drive to the new drive then Run my laptops recovery disk when i install it back into the Laptop? Any help would be great.
 

Answer:Laptop Hard Drive Died!!!!!

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I need to replace my hard drive on my 3000 C200 (out of warranty). I was looking to replace with a refurbished 80GB, but am not sure which are compatible. It says 5400RPM sata, but so do many of the ones I've researched. Does anyone have any experience in doing this? After I get the drive, can I just run the product recovery CD to restore the operating system and then add my backed-up files? Thanks

Answer:80GB Hard Drive died

I am not sure how much cheaper a refurbished drive cost. But I can tell you if you are going to get a new drive, get a 720rpm and I prefer seagate. The reason is simple. 7200 rpm will give you a faster drive than 5400 rpm and Seagate drive has 5 years warranty on it. It is definitely better than a refurbished drive which may have one year of warranty.As for recovery, it should work if your recvoery Cd done correctly. I do believe you should have at least two DVDs and one of them is bootable.

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Sad, but true. I DO BACKUP my data, weekly, keeping 2 weeks on cd's. BUT, now that my hard drive started "clicking" on occasion, I can't copy data to disc. Took hard drive in to recovery company and they said they can't copy, but can recover data for exorbinant amount. I know, through it away and use most recent backup, except.....backups were in the case stolen from car (was on way home to put in safe). No back up. Is anyone aware of any programs, etc. that would assist in getting my data off the drive? I can still access it, (don't have it in the machine at present), but can't copy from it. Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: hard drive died

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Hi I recently tried plugging my external hard drive in to my computer and at first it didn't load up but the light went on the hard drive. I played around with the power connection cord and the light went on and then off and it hasn't worked since. I was wondering if we can't get it fixed by anyone would it be possible to get the information off of it. We have very important photos home movies and iTunes on it. We have some backed up but not all. Thanks
 

Answer:External hard drive has died

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Just got a new computer for my brother about 2 months ago and already it has problems. It's built with all new no-name parts. It was the value system at the store we bought it from.

Anyway, the hard drive died. His apartment is very, very hot now that it is almost summer. We recently had a major heat wave here in Southern Ontairo Canada, and I'm thinking that that might have caused the hard drive to over heat and die so soon. It was 40 degrees with the humidity for 6 days straight and in his apartment was super hot. He has no air conditioning or central air in his place.

Could the combination of cheap computer parts and very high temperatures cause such an early death for a hard drive?

I'm not giving out the computer specs because it's more of a general question about the quality of computer parts and extreme temperatures.
 

Answer:Two-month old hard drive died. Can you tell me why?

Sorry. Wrong section. Can someone put this in the hardware section please.
 

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Ok, i've searched the internet the past few days trying to find the answer to my problem but to no avail. So i must post specifically what my issue is and hopefully somebody can help me.

Ok, A friend of mine built me a comp a few months back, and 2 weeks later my hard drive died - nothing to do with my friend, the hard drive was junk - So i got a new hd - seagate sata 500g. So i get home take the old hard drive out - just to be clear when i try and boot with the old hard drive once i get past the windows loading screen i get the blue screen and it shuts down. No matter what i try i can't seem to fix that. So now i have the new hd...

I get the hd installed, put my windows disc in i get a black screen with an error "could not boot media, please insert boot media press any key to continue" something along those lines.

And for the record i have my cd rom as the first boot device and have tried both disabling the hd, unplugging it, and adding it as the 2nd boot device all dont work.


Just to note im using a legit burnt copy of windows xp from a friend and i don't know if the boot sector of the disc may be wrong - Maybe i need a boot cd of some kind?

Any help would be wonderful..

Answer:Installing a hard drive after my old one died.

Get another copy of xp to try. I am assuming you have a legitimate key so using another disk would be fine. You can also try another boot disk just to check if the cd is the problem. You could also try the disk in another computer to see if it will boot on that one. Do not install xp on that computer just see if it will boot.

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Haiz,       Today was a nightmare for me bcos ACER aspore  E11 E3-112M hard drive die instantly warranty out and so far i never done image backup or recovery and there are no clue or help can be done so what i done mean done and  i create a recovery and image backup from another acer ICONIA W7 install to new hard drive for Acer ASPIRE

Answer:Hard drive died and no way to recovery and never i...

Was there a question or are you saying it worked and your E11 is up and running?

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I have a HP dv1000 laptop. I was having problems with the power cord, and the day before I was going to take it in for service, it just suddenly would not proceed past one of the DOS screens... so I took it in for service (luckily I had a protection plan), thinking there was a command I didn't know how to do or something, and when I got it back they told me my hard drive died and had replaced it with a new one. Well I was thankful to have the problem fixed but I had data I didn't have time to back up! If I would have known and had a chance beforehand, I would have backed up my data...

So I'm on this forum because I want to find out if there's a way for me to go BACK to my old hard drive and retrieve the data and programs I NEED... I did purchase an external hard drive to transfer everything to. HELP IS NEEDED! Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:My laptop's hard drive died

Have you installed the old drive in the enclosure?
Does diskmanagement "see" the drive?
We need to know what you have tried
 

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Hiya,
This is my first post, I hope someone can help me.

My 2 week old Western Digital Elements died. Totally dead. My laptop isn't even recognising it any more. Since it's only 2 weeks old I hadn't had a chance to back up the stuff I had put on it yet (well really, who'd've expected it to die within two weeks?)...is there any chance whatsoever of recovering the material on it? I'm really kinda devastated at the loss of things.

Thanks in advance!

x
 

Answer:External hard drive died

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545. The hard drive went bad just a couple weeks after purchasing it. Dell replaced it. Now a year and a half later the hard drive went bad again. I have over a years worth of pictures, videos, and files on there. Is there any way I can get these back?

When the hard drive died recently my laptop just froze. I turned it off. A few hours later I went to get back on and could not start windows. It told me to "start normally" or "set up repair" When I would choose set up repair, the laptop would restart and go back to the same screen. If I chose start normally it would go to the windows start page not doing anything, flash a blue screen, and restart. I contacted Dell and they had me do some tests, which it said found no defective hardware. I got a new hard drive and the laptop works fine. I just hate to lose my data for, what seems like, the hundredth time! I've lost at least 5 hard drives in 4 years. =\
 

Answer:Hard Drive died.. can I get files?

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Haiz,       Today was a nightmare for me bcos ACER aspore  E11 E3-112M hard drive die instantly warranty out and so far i never done image backup or recovery and there are no clue or help can be done so what i done mean done and  i create a recovery and image backup from another acer ICONIA W7 install to new hard drive for Acer ASPIRE

Answer:Hard drive died and no way to recovery and never i...

Was there a question or are you saying it worked and your E11 is up and running?

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I purchased (new) a R61i on 8/25/2008. The online status of the warranty says that it's expired, but I don't see how that can be -- shouldn't it be a year from the date of purchase? On bootup, I get a black screen with the following error: ERROR 2100: HDD0 (Hard Disk Drive) initialization error (2) If I go into the BIOS, the hard drive isn't found. What do I need to do to get this fixed? Thanks.Lisa B.

Answer:R61i Hard drive died

If you bought the laptop from a store, then you would need to call Lenovo up and update your warranty date, by faxing in your official invoice.  When, the warranty is properly dated, get Lenovo service to change the HDD for you.  

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If I'm not posting this in the correct forum, I apologize. Last week, the HD in my 140GB HP Pavilion dv6701 laptop went bad. It freezes after loading the desktop, even in Safe Mode. I have purchased a new HD (not from HP), but I never made recovery disks when the PC was functional, and I don't have a separate Vista installation disk. If I use the old HD and boot into f10, is it possible to still make recovery disks from the bad HD, and is that a good idea? (I.e., will that create problems on the new HD since I'm installing from the bad one?)

Thanks for any and all help, I really appreciate it!
 

Answer:Hard drive died - any way to recover Vista?

According to HP if you tap f11 repeatedly at startup if you are given a choice to create recovery disks then you are OK to make them.
 

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compacq presario sr5712f iso my hard drive went and I had to install a new one I still have my product key but they want money for the restore disks and I cant afford them I really need help

Answer:hard drive died and i dont have the iso disks

Don't worry about the Compaq CD.If you know someone with the same version Vista CD, you can use that with your product number.Or, download an ISO from here.http://www.askvg.com/direct-downloa...

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So my hard drive died and I never managed to secure a back up. I have a new hard drive coming in and I want to know the steps I have to take to get it running. Any help is appreciated.

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I have 2 physical hard drives C & D and E& F. C& D are fine. There is
little to nothing on F as I reformatted it about 6 months ago. I have
been in the process of putting all my music on E. This includes all my
CDs and what I've downloaded on line. The only thing on E is my music. I
was renaming & organizing files as recent as last night. I checked the
defrag window and noticed that E was approx. 51% free space. I almost
ran defrag before going to bed but forgot.

This morning things were hanging up (the computer in general) so I
re-booted and opened defrag. The E drive could not be found. When I open
Explorer, it shows E:\ but when you click on it, it says. "E:\ is not
formatted. Do you want to format this drive?" Of course, I said no.

Any ideas on how to troubleshoot or recover the data short of
reformatting and loading up my music again. If it were a matter just my
CD's I would just reload them but there's a lot of songs I've gotten off
the net (file share software).

Any suggestions?
 

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Ok so the other night my laptop came up with a message stating that there was a hard drive failure detected and to back up immediately. I did so but took hours and not sure it backed up properly as the largest file in the folder is only about 5 GB
Anyhow I have pulled the hard drive out the laptop and put it in an external hard drive enclosure. Unfortunately it is not being picked up or recognised. Are there any tools that I can download to retrieve the data or any other suggestions. I have alot of work on there that is important along with photos of my kids growing up.
Please please help.
Thanks

Answer:Hard Drive has died HELP! Can I recover the data?

"Unfortunately it is not being picked up or recognised"
Is that in Windows Explorer? (will only show if a drive letter has been automatically assigned)
Have a look in Disk Management and see if it is recognised there but with no Drive Letter assigned. If it is there tell us what info there is about the drive.

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Had my Lenovo G500 for just over a year. Trouble free right up until Boxing Day when the hard drive died :-(  Checked my warranty status and dismayed to be informed that it ran out at the end of November. The Lenovo website doesn't even give me a suggestion how to proceed ??
 
The biggest issue I have at the moment is that my last backup was six months ago and the hard drive is completely fried and so lost all my data. 
 
Can someone suggest what to do next because Lenovo themselves don't seem to be able to help ?
 
Cheers,
 
JJ.
 
 
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Answer:G500 - Hard drive died, how to proceed?

Hi JJ , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
To proceed , just get a new harddrive and replace the bad one. (page 29)
Related video and article .
 
Reinstall Windows in two ways. 
 
1. Purchase a Recovery Media set by calling tech support if you did not manage to create one (fastest way). 
 
2. Use / download a windows installer (iso) . Step guide using this thread as example. 
    Download and install needed drivers. 
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
Regards,

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The hard drive of my R52 stop working after my son dropped my computer, after getting a new hard drive what steps do I need to take to get my laptop working. I don't have a recovery CD or Windows disk...Again please help!!!

Answer:The Hard drive of my R52 died, how can I repair my laptop

gmazariegos, I think the best bet would be to contact service and explain that your hard disk failed and that you do not have recovery CDs / DVDs for your system.    I assume you were running XP by the vintage of the R52.  Service may be able to send the CDs to you for free, or worst case you may need to purchase them for about $45 and service can provide instructions on obtaining them. Even so, having the correct preload with all drivers will be the best way to get your system up and running from a blank HDD.  You can then run the system update function and windows update function to download the lattest service packs and driver updates for your system. Service can be reached at 1-800-426-7378. Best regards,  Mark

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My daughters laptop was working one day, and the next, nothing! Well it fired up and got as far as the Windows scrolling stripe along the bottom of the screen. I tried loading in Safe Mode. It loaded the files and then stopped for a while. It then went back to the option list ie 'Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking etc. At this time I noticed the HDD light was not lit. I decided to try the HD out of my Toshiba. I swapped them over, and her laptop fired up okay. I presume the HD must have died. Do they die that suddenly, or is there a way I can get it working again. If not, I will have to get her a new HD.

Answer:Toshiba laptop Hard Drive died

If its got to safemode / windows scrolling then its not dead just corrupt windows files.
If windows 7 / 8 you need to do a Startup repair.
How you access the repair options will depend upon whether you have a Windows installation disk or whether your operating system came pre-installed by your PC manufacturer.
Pre-Installed
If no repair options are available your PC manufacturer may have replaced the tools or customised them. Check your Computer Manual before proceeding as another key may be needed to access the Repair/recovery options.

Start your PC
If your PC has one operating system Press and Hold the F8 key as your PC starts. If the Windows Logo appear you will need to start again
If you have a dual boot system a Boot option menu will appear. Highlight the Windows operating system and Press the F8 key
An Advanced Tools menu options screen will now appear
Highlight the repair Your Computer option and Press Enter
Select a keyboard layout, and then Click the Next button
Next select your user Name and Enter your Password, then Click OK
The recovery options should now appear

Windows Installation Disk
NOTE
Make sure your PC is set to boot directly from the Windows DVD, most modern PCs are set this way. With older machines you may need to check the PC's BIOS

Start the PC
Immediately insert the Windows DVD into the DVD drive
A Black screen will appear with the words 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD', Press Any key to start the booting process
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I have the s210 touch with win 8 (64 bit) installed.. However the hard drive died Since windows and all the drivers were pre installed I now have nothing . my question is  if  I install a new hard drive and load windows 10 will all the drivers for windows 8 work ?.Any help would be appriciated.. Thank yourpkoz

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i just had an external hard drive die and i know, usually, the first to go is the circuit board in them so i took the drive out to see if it would work in my pc and either the drive is telling the pc it wants to boot from disc or vice versa but either way it won't let the pc start/boot up it's plugged in correct because i have a second working drive now i just unplugged that and put the drive in question there and sorry for not being very detailed i tried this a few weeks ago and don't remember the exact line it gave. the external is a maxtor one touch 3 500gb my system is xp pro service pack 3 intel celeron cpu 2.40ghz 224mb of ram.. Thanks for any input.
 

Answer:external hard drive died want to try it as internal.

What exactly are you trying to achieve? Just retrieving data?
I think your saying your hopeing it's the external box that died and not the drive itself?
You say you removed your second working drive? So you still have your first (boot drive) installed and the HD you think died?

Easiest thing I can think of is install a working drive in the external case. If it works the other drive is dead and the external case is fine.
 

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Hi,
I am looking for some help getting files off of a laptop hard drive. The hard drive, 60GB Ultra ATA (4200rpm), is from a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop that no longer powers up, bad mother board. I removed the HD from the laptop and would like to transfer files onto a different computer. Is this possible? Do I need a special cable, and if so what kind?
Thanks
 

Answer:laptop died - want to get files off of hard drive

adapter cable for notebook hard drive

or

laptop hard drive enclosure
 

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I have a Hitachi Deskstar 250GB Hard Drive that I recently removed from my computer and brought to a friend's house. We regularly swap hard drives as slaves in our systems to share files. The Hard Drive worked perfect while we were there. I bought a new case (Thermaltake Armor Jr.) when I was there, so when I got home I moved all of my parts into the new case. I hooked up my hard drive and booted up.

The hard drive is not being detected at all. I tried a different IDE cable; that did not matter. However, an alternate Hard Drive was detected.

Another problem that I find odd is that since the 680i motherboard only has one IDE channel, so I was using this for my optical drive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812206002

It worked fine until I moved my parts, now the optical wont detect as a SATA drive. I swapped SATA cords; no go. I also moved the optical to the IDE channel; then it detects.

So what is going on here? Is there a problem with my IDE & SATA controllers on my motherboard, or did my hard drive die?

Answer:Hard Drive Died?! - Or Mobo Failure?

Does anyone have any idea. This is the only computer I have, and my parents will not allow me to buy a new one if I cannot get it fixed. I am out of ideas....

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I have owned a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-29V for only about 2 months, and suddenly the (very full) hard drive has apparently died.

At first the laptop wouldn't start up Windows properly, but now the HD is not even recognised in the BIOS. If it moves beyond the Toshiba startup screen, I get the PXE thing saying "a cable is unplugged". I've tried re-seating the drive twice, but still nothing.

This is really worrying because I had just recently transferred practically my whole LIFE onto it from other computers including many many many hours of musical recordings that I really cannot afford to lose.

I think I'm gonna have to buy a HD dock and see if I can read it and copy the data over.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is it likely that the whole drive could have been wiped?

I should also mention that a day or so before this happened, my girlfriend had been using the laptop (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, etc. open) - I pressed the power button which normally makes it hibernate - and when I turned it back on, rather than resuming where it had left off, the computer started up from scratch and no work/windows were saved.

I fear it might be some stupid update, either Avira or one of the endless Windows Updates that has corrupted something...


EDIT: OK I have a picture of the error I was getting before complete failure, but I can't upload it here. Here is the text (on a blue screen):

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Answer:Satellite Pro L300 29V - Hard drive has died

Hi mate,

First of all I have to say that I have this Satellite L300 too. But I didn?t have any problems as yet, the HDD works properly since 1,5 years and I use this notebook every day for Internet and E-Mails. I?m very satisfied with it.

However, what do you want to hear now?

I hope you can copy your data on another device and for your Satellite Pro L300 you will need a new HDD. That?s fact!
Furthermore there are some good programs they can recovery the data from faulty HDDs. Just search a little bit with Google, you will find some interesting links.

Good luck!

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My HP laptop won't turn on suddenly and I have all my business info on it. I bought a 2.5 sata hard drive enclosure to hook up the drive to my desktop and everything went fine. The drive shows up as F drive but when I open it there is nothing there. Looking at its specs the drive appears full but was only half full on my laptop? Any idea how I can get to my information? HELPPPP!

Answer:Laptop Died Need to access hard drive

No ideas right now but - I have had similar problems with 2 drives from my old primary system .. lot of helpful suggestions were given but so far no resolution.Could be worth you reading the thread in case any of it can help you.http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?topic=60714

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On boot get "hard drive failure imminent".  Kid's computer and no backups.  Was able to use W7 backup to save C: and D:, but not able to do "system" backup.  Was also able to create recovery disk on CD. Bought new hard drive but can't reinstall W7 Home Premium as I don't have the disks.  Do I have any alternative other than finding a copy of W7 and  purchasing it?

Answer:hard drive died, no system backup on W7

Hi: This site claims to have genuine, unadulterated W7 ISO files for download... https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool Click on the link labeled Windows ISO Downloader.exe You can use either the:  Win 7 Home SP1 or the (Retail version, but the  OEM key on your PC's case will work with it)  Win 7 Home SP1 COEM (This version would be for what HP would have used--System Builder) N is for European countries. K is for South Korean markets. Then you can use this tool to transfer the file to a 4 GB USB flash drive or a DVD. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

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Hello there, I am needing some help with a problem and was hoping that some-one may be able to help.

Start at the beginning.....

A friend brought me his computer to have a look at as it had stopped working, ie: it no longer booted or ran at all, I built this system for him 8 months ago and it has ran flawlessly until this week.
So on getting it back I tried to boot from a floppy emergency disk but the computer would not even put up a boot screen or show any sign of life on screen.

Next I took out the hard drive and tried it in my own computer, this time I was getting a starting bios screen but it would not detect the hard drive, kept hanging at the "detecting master hard drive" screen, but hard drive is spinning up ok so it's not dead, just not being recognized.
Took out his processor, (to see why I wasn't getting a startup screen on his computer), and put it in my system only for it to wreck my system, eg: it will no longer boot, screen is dead, or recognize the hard disk and am getting a constant beeping noise from the speaker. Can't even see the POST and bios screen on monitor. Same as the culprit machine.

As it's an Asus motherboard on mine and I have the I panel I am getting a "C1" error indicating "auto detect on-board DRAM & cache" whatever that means.

So I now have 2 systems sitting that I cannot boot or get to recognize hard drives or even show any startup screens.

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Answer:Computer has died and won't detect hard drive

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So The hard drive on my notebook died and i want to reinstall windows whitout loosing my licence, and also have HP Recovery mannanger , Quickweb, etc. The thing is that my pc didn't came with a reinstall windows cd , i already bougth a new hard drive so can anyone can tell me how to reinstall windows on my pc with my original product key? and where i can find a iso for windows.

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I installed a second hard drive in place of the DVD drive and now when my computer is plugged in it won't charge (it says plugged in, not charging).  I can't imagine that the power adapter isn't able to handle a second hard drive because I've seen plenty of people that said they put two hard drives in their w530.  Is there some kind of driver or setting that I need to reset to make this work again?  I'm on windows 8.1 by the way so a lot of the solutions I've found by googling do not apply to my system.

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I have a backup drive that we had used for for a while (WD 6000aak), previously in an external drive enclosure. I connected it today via USB to find that the computer has the driver installed, the drive appears in the Devices list, but it does not show in My Computer. In "Disk Management" the drive appears but is not assigned a drive letter. Also, all the options for the volumes are greyed out and cannot be selected - thus I cannot assign a drive letter.

I have tried this on multiple computers. I have also removed it from the enclosure and connected the drive via SATA... the result is identical. I checked the bios and the drive appears there.

The drive does spin when powering up. It is hot (even though it cannot really be accessed).

Any suggestions? Is this drive done?

Answer:Hard drive installed, shows in Drive Mngmnt, in Bios, but not in Comp.

Go to Disk Management, in the bottom part of the screen, right click the drive, select 'change drive letter or path', next window select add, next window select a drive letter from the drop down box. For an external drive it's best to use a letter lower in the alphabet. If disk management wants to initialize and format it, don't do it if there is data on it you don't want to lose. If no data or if you don't care, go ahead. It will show in computer when a drive letter is assigned.

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Is it possible to have pre-installed vista on your internal drive then buy a new external drive, install XP on it and then boot that drive to use XP?
 

Answer:Running Xp on an external hard drive with Vista installed on internal drive.

Yes this is possible as long as your BIOS supports booting from USB.
 

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H Guys,Need help with this one. Got three Dell Latitude C810 Laptops and all three are coming up with the same message. Primary Hard Drive: NoneFixed Optical Drive: Not installed.I am very comfortable around computers / laptops  and thought I knew my way around them until now.The hard drives are all brand new 40GB IDE hard drives that work fine on other laptops (tested them). The laptops have the HD adapters fitted before I installed them in the laptops. Even bought three replacement adapters - just in case. Did not make any difference.When the units power up, they go through POST, spend ages on the splash screen and the error messages come up.The HD and Optical Drive is not registering in BIOS.I read somewhere to take out the battery, unplug laptop from mains and hold power botton for 30 seconds or so. Tried that no luck.Also read somewhere to have the Caps, Num and Scroll keys all on in or before going into BIOS and do the Alt+E, Alt+F and Alt+B. The Alt+B combination was supposed to be held until the laptop reboots itself. Held them down for almost a minute and nothing happened. Laptop did not reboot. The Alt+F did reset the Laptops Bios to default setting and dates, and nothing more. They still did not register the HD or Optical Drive.I have swapped out HDs, DVD ROMs, with or without battery, Swapped out RAMs - ram memtest on another laptop. They all came back okay.This is really thrown me and I'd realy appreciate some assitance.Cheers guys.KS

Answer:Dell Latitude C810 Primary hard drive : None Fixed optical drive : Not Installed

Dead CMOS batteries ? ?May be worth trying replacing 1 at least to see...

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dvd player doesn,t work-----------drivers are up to date, and hardware is working---also can't scroll with touch pad----what do I need to do ------- 

Answer:Gateway NE56R41U--hard drive died, so I replaced i...

Try this, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us

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So after 2 days of searching endlessly I've decided to post here. I've had a G780 for about 2 years now, and the hard drive just died completely. No big deal, I thought - buy a new one and reinstall windows using the product key on the bottom of the laptop - wait, what? No product key? So, instead of giving examples of the million different things I've read over the past 2 days, I'll just ask: I paid for a laptop with Windows 8 on it. Now that the hard drive has died (no recovery media created), how do I get back to having a genuine copy of windows on a new hard drive?

Answer:G780 Hard Drive Died - how do I get back the OS I paid for?

jbrop wrote:
So after 2 days of searching endlessly I've decided to post here. I've had a G780 for about 2 years now, and the hard drive just died completely. No big deal, I thought - buy a new one and reinstall windows using the product key on the bottom of the laptop - wait, what? No product key?
 
So, instead of giving examples of the million different things I've read over the past 2 days, I'll just ask:
 
I paid for a laptop with Windows 8 on it. Now that the hard drive has died (no recovery media created), how do I get back to having a genuine copy of windows on a new hard drive?

If you did not make your recovery disks, then you will have to contact Lenovo Support by phone to order them.   That is the only way to restore the system files to the computer.
 
FYI - all the major and most minor manufactures of computers that pre-load Windows will not send out a DVD anymore.  Instead they load a hidden partition up with all the neccessary OS files, drivers "bloatware" that comes with the notebook / desktop that is tied into a "recovery" option.
 
This came about due to Microsoft's EULA changes that preclude OEM installs from including a DVD that can be used to re-install the OS as "new" multiple times.   I know it sounds crazy - but when you buy a copy of Windows (retail or OEM installed) you are buying a single installation "use" of the software rather than a full copy with unlimited installations.
 
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So im going to go down the line with the support issues ive had. First, ran the western digital diagnostic off the cd because diag partition wouldnt boot. Drive failed short test so I called in. They told me the machine had no warranty and for $69 I could buy a 1 year warranty. Hungup with that person and looked up the warranty online which showed it having a 1year warranty called back and they said it was some kind of mistake on there part. Went thru the next steps on telling them how it failed the diagnostic and they said I have to run the preinstalled diag. Wouldnt run so they said I was out of luck untill I got the error code. Searched around on google and found tons of people posting the error code all over troubleshooting out of warranty machines.  Called them back and gave them the code, they kept telling me that code should have another letter on it. You search for it on google and you get over 300k results of people getting the same code without another letter. So after all that is done they say they will send the replacement hard drive and cds. Next day I get the hard drive, no cds. Call them back and they say they shipped the CDs seperate. Next day the cds come with an overnight shipping label on them so it appears they didnt ship them even though they said they did the first time untill i called back.  I installed everything on my machine and now I dont have office starter. Called them back and they told me the machine wasnt suppost to com... Read more

Answer:SL510, Hard drive died. Nothing but problems with support.

Maybe try a free alternative Office solution like Kingsoft Office? IMO, OpenOffice is a bloaty bugger that is in the same [loony] bin as iTunes.

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Unfortunately my hard drive of Lenovo Y530 has died after working almost 3 years(not that much though). Lost 2012 pictures and many more...Purchased new hard drive and now trying to get things working. And it looks like speakers are working, showing that it's working but I can't hear a thing. What's the problem?

Answer:Y530 hard drive died!!! how to get speakers working?????????????

hi there!  sorry about your loss! Seems like incompatible drivers... try removing/reinstalling audio drivers.  Cheers.  

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I have a HP Pavilion a520n computer in which the hard disc died, so I found an used identical one for sale on ebay. This computer had Window XP and a couple years ago I added to the memory and installed Window Vista (Home edition). After installing the drive it comes on blank with a blinking curser. So I tried to install my Windows XP installation disc and when it tries to load I get the following: WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION SETUP - Setup cannot find a premium version of Windows installed on your computer. To continue Setup needs to verify that you qualify to use this upgrade product. Please insert your Window NT 3.5 Workstation, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows Professional, Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium into your CD-ROM Drive.
That is what comes up, any ideas on what I need to do to get the Windows XP installed on the new hard drive? My plan then is to update it to the Windows Vista (Home Edition) like I did before. Your help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Hard drive died bought a used one on Internet, not working..

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Web cam doesn,t work and dvd player doesn,t work-----------drivers are up to date, and hardware is working---also can't scroll with touch pad----what do I need to do ------- 

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I have a Dell Tower Computer (Circa 2000-2002) that runs RIP software (Raster Image Processor) used to send graphics/image data to a machine that makes by way of laser imaging our plates or masters for our offset printing presses. Monday the hard drive failed. The Dell has Windows XP license decals on it but when booting up it display Windows 2000 NT. The computer has only 1 hard drive, a 68 pin SCSI drive and the cable to it connects to separate dual channel SCSI card which is in a slot on the motherboard. There is another SCSI card (single channel) in the slot next to it which has a cable that goes to the machine that this computer drives. The software that runs on this computer is proprietary software and I have a re-install disk for it being send via UPS Next Day Air as I type. I have an XP disk & license that I can install on what ever hard drive I can get to work here and the RIP software manufacturer said their software would work on XP. But I don't have a copy of Windows 2000 NT.

My question is that if I can't find this same hard drive locally, can I use an IDE or a SATA hard drive instead and still run the RIP software correctly? There is 2 IDE (primary & secondary) connectors directly on the motherboard. One is used for the CD rom drive, the other is unused. I am not certain but I don't believe the motherboard has a SATA connection. I have 2 good spare IDE hard drives.

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Answer:SCSI hard drive died - can i switch to ide or sata?

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As the title says, my Acer laptop died on me.
I have ordered a new laptop which is an HP.

If I transfer my existing hard drive with win 8.1 and all my programmes installed from the Acer to the HP, what problems will I encounter, and are they surmountable.

Thanks in advance for any input.

Answer:My computer died - question about transfer of hard drive.

If your new PC was also an Acer with the same type of CPU, you might get away with a HD swap, But since the new one is an HP with probably a totally different CPU, you're stuck with using the new PC with the HD that came with it.

There are several different ways, that your old HD can be connected to your new PC, via a USB cable, so that you can access and copy all the files from the old HD to the new one. Programs themselves cannot be copied, but you have to be installed from the original media.

Almost any decent Computer Shop can hook up your old HD to their own computer, access all your data files and burn them to a DVD for you.
I do that quite often for my own customers. As long as they give me the old PC, I don't even charge for the data recovery service.

Good Luck!
TechnoMage

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Today my motherboard died on one of my desktop computers.

How can get my pictures of the hard drive?

what will happen if i put the hard drive in a enclosure hard drive case?
will it read it even if the hard drive has windows on it?

or is there a easier/cheap way to do it?
any ideas?

please help. i need my family pictures.
Thanks to all that help
 

Answer:Motherboard died today, how to get my pictures of of my hard drive? HELP?

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I want to recover if possible, not only my emails, documents, videos, and photos. I also want to recover my browser bookmarks, tabs, and history, and my programs, particularly some shareware I have.

I have had a firm in California recommended to me.
 

Answer:Hard drive died on me. What's best data recovery option?

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Hi

My hard drive died in my HP Pavilion 6640c. Can anyone tell me what type of HD can I install. Does it have to be a proprietary HP HD or can I install a generic one like Maxtor or Western Digital. Also will the restore CD that came with the Pavilion. I understand that HP assigns a serial number on the original HD that has to be matched with the restore DC.

Thanks

Joe
 

Answer:[SOLVED] Hard drive died in HP Pavilion 6640c

go here about installing the new harddrive

http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/docume...Id=hppavilion19152&docName=bph07119&cat=setup

As for the hard drive any IDE compatible drive can be installed. And I wouldn't exactly call Maxtor or WD generic, but other's will probably disagree.

The serial number is Microsoft's Product ID number. It's located on the manual or on the jewel case the cd came in, it's about 20 numbers and letters long. You need to type it in during the install process when it prompts you to. DO NOT THROW THE NUMBER AWAY. You can't install the software without this number.
 

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I want to recover not only my emails, documents, and videos. I also want to recover my browser bookmarks, extensions, tabs, and history, and my programs, particularly some shareware I have.

I have had DriveSavers of Novato, California recommended to me. Do you second that or advocate something different?

I have found recommendations online for Secure Data Recovery and Salvage Data Recovery.
 

Answer:My hard drive died. What's the best data recovery option?

This post is in a different context than the last one, which was in part a Google Drive problem. On top of that, OP is looking for advice on specific programs that weren't mentioned in the previous thread. Anyway, PSCO2007, who are you to run around and tell posters what's wrong with their posts. Somebody mod you?
 

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Firstly I know I know I should have backed up, but all may not be lost with the Dell laptop. It ran out of power and now it won't charge up. My cousin says the fizzling noise from the pack on the power lead suggests it's the lead itself, and to try borrow a similar lead. If it's not the lead it may be the battery needs replacing. If neither of these work he says he can open the laptop remove the drive and use some docking thing to transfer all my files onto an external drive for the moment.

I hope to buy an iMac similar to those in my college and therefore I need to buy an external drive that can work with an iMac and a Windows laptop. I asked in a local computer store and the sales assistant told me that he could sell a 3TB drive formatted for windows, but it couldn't work with a Mac. He said that drives need a switch or something to change from Mac or PC. This seems wrong because I bought a small 650GB external drive and formatted it to FAT32 on my tutors instructions and I can easily work on either the college iMacs or my PC laptop at home with no problems. The sales guy seemed surprised by this. Not sure he knew what he was talking about.

Am I right, can I buy any external drive, I had my eye on Seagate STBV3000200 3TB Expansion USB 3.0 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive and simply format it on the Mac to FAT32 and will it then be compatible if I plug it into a PC?

Sorry for the novel, and thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:Laptop died, and need external hard drive to backup

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My hard drive has died and I really need a OSCAR Recovery download for my Probook 4540s. Please help.

Answer:Hard drive died, I really need a system recovery disc

OS not OSCAR, stupid auto correct...

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First of all, hello to all the people here. I am new in this forum and I am far from being an expert on this things, so that's why I am here I guess, to get some help.

Yesterday suddenly my computer restarted ang gave me and error message: Can't start windows cause the file System32/Drivers/Isapnp.sys is lacking or is damaged.
Well, you know that's not a rare thing, cause a lot of people seem to have that problem once in a while. You usually load the windows xp cd, go to the repair console and you fix it from there.......

Problem is, that I havent been able to fix it being the result that the hard drive is seriously damaged. The Chkdsk operation told me it had some unreparble damage and we tried the hard drive in another pc and it didnt read it. It said it had no format.

So I really wonder what could have caused this. A virus? How come a hard disk that is only a year old and it hasnt been through bad use died this way suddenly???

And I thought Maxtor hard drives were one of the best on the market, now I dont think I will ever buy one again.

Any comment, help, will be really appreciated.

Kind regards.
amp
 

Answer:My Maxtor hard drive died after only one year and I don't understand...

Drives can die in the first week of use. It could have just been a bad drive to begin with. Have you run any of the Maxtor utilities to see if you can any error codes? Is the drive still under warranty? Did you have any data that you needed off the drive?
 

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Hi,

I have a Dell Inspiron XP w/Windows XP (NFTS file system).

Recently, the monitor on the laptop went black. I connected it to my LCD TV. The laptop worked all right for a while.

One day, it would not load windows and said "Unmountable Boot Drive" along with the Blue Screen of Death.

I've had this laptop for about 5 yrs and actually recently bought a new one.

I would like to try and see if I can recover files from this hard drive though. I have pictures, word docs, programs I purchased, bookmarks, etc, that I'd like to recover.

Here's the problem:

I created a boot CD to try and see if I can access the files w/a program I got at NTFS.COM

When I fire up my laptop, I cannot get it to display on my LCD TV screen until I hit FN F8, which brings me to the Windows Safe Mode Prompt.

I can't get into the BIOS and change the boot order on the laptop!

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks for taking the time to read this!
 

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My laptop shut itself down and said there was an imminent hard drive failure. Gave it to my district's IT person who tried to copy the hard drive to put into the new one I bought, but she said her drive copier couldn't read the drive. Of course I can't find the correct version of Windows anywhere. (She has Wondows 7 professional, I found the Vista Update of Windiws 7 professional but we can't find a copy of 7 home.) We checked HP and I can order Windows or Recovery discs but she said the sticker on the laptop doesn't have the serial number needed. Tried emailing HP for advice on that but their technical contact page "cannot be found" and I got put on hold forever when I tried to call.

Here's the info she said us on the label if my laptop:
Pavilion dv7-4087d Entertainment Notebook
00196-105-235-216
584037-001
X16-96072

Any ideas? Thanks
 

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I have a FULL Seagate Barracuda 3tb internal hard drive that just stopped working that I would like to recover the data. My big road block in trying to recover the data myself is that my computer is not recognizing that the drive is connected. It has not been physically damaged and has not left the computer in the 11 months that I've had it besides for the rare occasion I add a new part to my computer. It is under warranty so whatever I do I would like not to void the warranty so I can have it replaced once I get the date. Here is what happened. Last night when I tried to move a file to my hard drive it was really slow and and kept giving me errors. It finally worked and I started watching the file from the hard drive on my media player. Half way through my media player gave me all kinds of errors and the file stopped working. After closing my media player I saw that my hard drive seemed to have been disconnected (It did not show up in "My Computer". I tried rebooting, taking the hard drive out and putting it back in and switching which bay I had it in (I have a case that allows for hot swapping). None of this has worked. When I put it in the computer you can hear it working (all normal noises, no bad ticking or anything). It slows/freezes up the computer as the computer seems to be trying to read the hard drive but after awhile it seems like it gives up and the computer returns back to normal without recognizing the hard drive. I took it to a local computer sh... Read more

Answer:Hard drive died, still spins but not recognized. Trying to recover data.

Quote from: zaphenomenalone on December 04, 2013, 02:34:27 PMsince they both say they should be able to recover the data from it I have to assume there is a way for me to do it from home.That is not an assumption you "have" to make. In a simple case, if the failure is purely electronic - on the circuit board - and the platters and heads and the associated very delicate and precise mechanisms are OK, often they can unsolder the circuit board (a skilled job) and replace it with an identical one from a stock of popular drives they keep. If it's worse than that, they may need to disassemble the drive in a top-grade clean room and either mount the platters in an identical drive or else mount them in a special (expensive!) rig and run complex recovery passes with different head alignments to get as much data off as possible, and if there had been a head crash and the platters have damaged surfaces, some data may be beyond recovery. None of these things come cheap, and if the ultimate steps are needed, four-figure sums may be under discussion. It is not economic for an individual to buy the equipment to do these things for one drive. I guess you could buy an identical drive and swap the boards, but you would need to have top level electronic assembly skills and know what you are doing. If you had these, you would not be asking here. As you note, warranty cover would vanish. This is why people make backups of irreplaceable data.

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Hi, My x121e hard drive died on Friday.  Windows says the the drive has been unplugged when I boot it up!  I've taken the SSD out of my other laptop and put that into the x121e - it boots fine with that.  I had intended to move the SSD (249GB) out of my old laptop and into the x121e anyhow so that's not the end of the world but I'd definitely like to do a fresh install.   Is there somewhere I can download the x121e recovery disk? Failing that will Lenovo send me a replacement hard drive, which I can put in the x121e, plug in a USB DVD writer and create the recovery DVDs - or will they require me to send the whole machine back? Many thanks Simon  

Answer:X121e arrived Tuesday, hard drive died Friday! :-(

Hi simondale, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
Lenovo may send you a new hard drive and recovery disks. You won't find exactly how they they will handle your case until you call 01475-897-163.
 
The best way to get recovery disks is to make your own from the factory install when you receive a new system. In Europe they can also be purchased from lenovorecovery.com. The are no downloadable recovery disks.
 
Hope this helps, and come back and tell us how it goes!

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Hi,Old Win 98 SE machines power supply died.Need to know what is required and how to use said equipment to recover data from old hard drive.I have a Laptop running XP Home.Any ideas please would be a great help !!

Answer:Power supply died, Data needed of Hard Drive

If you are sure it is the PSU it has to be worth trying a replacement. Cost from around 15 DIYThat way you will have two computers once again.

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I have a FULL Seagate Barracuda 3tb internal hard drive that just stopped working that I would like to recover the data. My big road block in trying to recover the data myself is that my computer is not recognizing that the drive is connected. It has not been physically damaged and has not left the computer in the 11 months that I've had it besides for the rare occasion I add a new part to my computer. It is under warranty so whatever I do I would like not to void the warranty so I can have it replaced once I get the date. Here is what happened.

Last night when I tried to move a file to my hard drive it was really slow and and kept giving me errors. It finally worked and I started watching the file from the hard drive on my media player. Half way through my media player gave me all kinds of errors and the file stopped working. After closing my media player I saw that my hard drive seemed to have been disconnected (It did not show up in "My Computer". I tried rebooting, taking the hard drive out and putting it back in and switching which bay I had it in (I have a case that allows for hot swapping). None of this has worked. When I put it in the computer you can hear it working (all normal noises, no bad ticking or anything). It slows/freezes up the computer as the computer seems to be trying to read the hard drive but after awhile it seems like it gives up and the computer returns back to normal without recognizing the hard drive.

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Answer:Hard drive died, still spins but not recognized. Trying to recover data.

Hi zaphenomenalone and welcome to TSG.

Does the hard drive show up in the Bios ? Does it show up in Disk Management ?

Please download and run this TSG hardware utility and paste the result into your next post :-
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
 

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My hard drive crashed and need to replace it. I looked it up and it says a Sata drive is what is currently in their. My question is if it Sata 1 (Im guessing) would a Sata III work also? Also it says I could do a SSD, would I need anything extra to install this and would anyone know of where I could get a 1TB SSD at a reasonable price (or is it just wishful thinking that they are not superly expensive? I either need a 1TB Sata drive or a 1TB SSD drive reasonably priced.

Answer:hp envy 17 hard drive

Yes the new part is compatible.  You can find the compatible parts here:http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx BUT remember that the Windows Key would not work if you change the HDD and do clean install. The product key is embeded and you need to take the unit to a authorized service center to get the product key working.

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I have a M50 - 8187 Think Centre and I see on the motherboard and in the manual that there is a SATA 1 and a SATA 2 connection. I tried to hook up a SATA 2 hard drive but when I connect everything up using a SATA data cable, there is nothing recognizable in the BIOS. I took a 30 gig IDE hard drive and hooked it up as a slave and the BIOS recognized it right away. My question is, can a SATA hard drive be used on the M50 Think Centre series and if so, what do I have to do to get the SATA 2 controller recognized in the BIOS. I updated the BIOS to the latest version, but this did not help. I see no where in the BIOS to enable SATA. Any help regarding my problem is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!! Ken













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Answer:Installing a SATA 2 Hard Drive with the first hard drive being a primary IDE Hard Drive

You never will have to 'Enable' SATA for it to work, are you sure your plugging in the sata power cable ? The question may also be can your machine handle this drive, not can the machine handle sata. I would reccomend running a bios update, and then trying again. 

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Soo, I own an Acer Aspire V3-771G-9456 laptop, before the crash it was running windows 8, which came preinstalled.

The other day I had gotten a USB in order to make a recovery disk for my laptop. A few days before the hd corrupted and I had to completely reformat using its recovery partition, but then before I could make said recovery disk, the HD started 'buzzing' and needless to say...it's dead now :[

So I ordered an erecovery disk from Acer the other day, and purchased a decent looking SS hard-drive.

I have the new hard-drive installed, but who knows when the recovery disk will arrive!!

So here's where you geniuses come in:

So I'd rather not wait for the disk to arrive as it might take up to 2 weeks!

My brother informed me that I should be able to download windows 8 online and use the product key that's usually listed on the back of the laptop. However, there is no win 8 product key on the back :-/
So I'm at a loss... his laptop has a windows product key, but mine doesn't? Is it located somewhere else that I'm not looking?
I checked the bios but at first glance it didn't appear to be there, and that's as far as I've gotten.

Any advice on how to get win 8 onto my system legally without any more purchases, so that I can be using my new SS-hd laptop preferably tonight?

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I own a student copy of Win7 (Ultimate?) upgrade that i'm not using, which I would be fine using on my laptop, but it is not a copy, it is the upgrade...so it requires a prev... Read more

Answer:Acer-Aspire V3 laptop hard-drive died, no recovery disk

The Windows 8 key is embedded in the BIOS, there is no COA sticker.

I believe you will have to wait for the recovery disk if you want Windows 8 as you will not be able to download a Windows 8 ISO without a retail key. Microsoft really screwed this up and has made no attempts to fix it.

You can do a clean install of a Windows 7 upgrade disc, see here: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi
I have tried to google for solution but nothing worked. I cannot come to windows xp (to desktop). No matter how I boot (normally, safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with cmd and so on), it always gives me out bluescreen error that goes away extremly fast (around 1 microsecond or even less). I tired around 15 different copies of xp - all were bootable but nowhere were the option Recovery Console, also not (Re)Install Windows. I repeat, I cannot come to desktop. I tried with Linux's knoppix cd - hardware is good, all datas could be accessable well. But this doesn't mean anything to me. Thanks good it goes only through Knoppix bootable cd, I don't want to have linux installed. I want to come to xp. Im not so good in Knoppix - just in case if someone thought to give me some instructions through it.
My question is the following:
Could anyone please provide me a solution? I know the following is against the rules but I have no choice; Does anyone know where, online, I could get proper installation windows xp pro (sp3)? Which will, for sure, have the options to reinstall (overwritte) xp over damaged one?

I apologize for this, I know its not good to ask this but I really see no other way.

Hopefully someone could help please.

Thank you.

Answer:Terrible Damage; XP Hard Drive Died (Blue screen while booting)

Hello!

Your operating system is most likely corrupted.
Or HDD might be damaged.

Do you have any important files on HDD???
Take out HDD, connect HDD to some other PC and backup important data.

Check what make/model is HDD. Visit manufacturer's Web Site,
download diagnostic tools and scan your HDD.

If HDD is bad, it is vital to backup data as soon as possible.
If HDD turns out to be OK, you have two options:
1. To run System Repair.
2. Wipe HDD and do a clean install of operating system.

Post back after you scan HDD...

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