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Windows 7: Not Reading HDs after power surge/loss

04 Apr 2012   #1
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Not Reading HDs after power surge/loss

Greetings,

Sometime during the day while I was @ work here was either a power surge or loss of power to my home yesterday. I think it was a loss of power. Now my computer is not able to start Windows. When I do the initial boot up it looks as though it is not finding my hard drives. I tired running the startup repair and I also tried restring to a previsous restore point. No luck so far. Any suggestions?

Thanks.


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04 Apr 2012   #2
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try clearing the CMOS.
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04 Apr 2012   #3
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks James. I tried it, but it did not work. Any other suggestions? I'm open to anything.
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05 Apr 2012   #4
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Are you able to test the HDDs on another PC?
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05 Apr 2012   #5
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not. However, I was talking to Ted (my Brother - Barefoot Kid), and he was walking me through some different things. We figured out my 2nd HD is no reading. I've go Windows up now. Gonna do a complete backup and then unplug that 2nd HD and see what's up.

James, I REALLY appreciate you sticking with me! I've been working some long hours (just finished day 6 of a 7-day stretch!!!) and having to ck the thread using my wife's lappy.

Admins: I'd like to keep this thread open for a couple more days just in case I need to revisit. Hope that's ok.
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05 Apr 2012   #6
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi WartHog,

If you boot from a Windows 7 installation DVD, and then at the Language screen hold SHIFT+F10 to enter a cmd window, can you try this command lines:

diskpart <enter>
list disk <enter>

Is that disk listed?

Regards,
Golden
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05 Apr 2012   #7
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi WartHog,

If you boot from a Windows 7 installation DVD, and then at the Language screen hold SHIFT+F10 to enter a cmd window, can you try this command lines:

diskpart <enter>
list disk <enter>

Is that disk listed?

Regards,
Golden
It's listed, but does not show any size to it.
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05 Apr 2012   #8
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmm. Ok, can you try a :

list volume <enter>

Does the output show any information under the titles Fs, Type, Size, Status?

Regards,
Golden
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05 Apr 2012   #9
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In computer mgmt it says not initialized.
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05 Apr 2012   #10
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Ouch. OK, I speak under correction, but my understanding is that if you do initialise it you lose the existing information on the disk.

Was this a Windows disk, data disk, or combination thereof? Do you want to try and recover data from it?

Regards,
Golden
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