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Windows 7: hard disk could not be found when doing startup repair


29 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit
 
 
hard disk could not be found when doing startup repair

While attempting to perform a startup repair....I get a hard disk could not be found. I have a HP dv6 -3050 US....I'd like to know if this is for sure a hardware issue...before wasting time and money on ordering HP recovery disks...Any help would be great.

Thx


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30 Jan 2012   #2

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Will the HD Drive show in BIOS?

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic


information   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create


Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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30 Jan 2012   #3

win 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

I don't know how your HP BIOS works but many require you to reset which is your active hard drive after system changes.
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30 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I wonder also if you can get as far as the choosing a driver to load ? if so what then ?
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