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Windows 7: Hard disk not recognized

06 Apr 2012   #1
babyblue2012

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Hard disk not recognized

i accidentally wiped my hard drive and recovery partion on an HP Pavillion G6 laptop running a 500 Gig seagate hard drive and now it will not recognize the drive.i can not format it or do anything please help.


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06 Apr 2012   #2
alishathomaz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try checking your hard drive connection power and IDA or SATA.

Shut down your computer, Take the cover off now find your hard drive and check to see if the power,IDE,or SATA connection are good and snug.

If the problem still exists then repair MBR
Repairing the Master Boot Record
If you want to restore the master boot record, you can simply type in the following command in CMD:

bootrec /fixmbr

You can also write a new boot sector onto the system partition with this command (which is often more useful):

bootrec /fixboot

And of course, if you just use bootrec /? you’ll be able to see all the options.
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06 Apr 2012   #3
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

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06 Apr 2012   #4
babyblue2012

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Command Prompt

thanks but how do i get the command prompt if the thing has no operating system.would the original system restore disks solve this problem
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06 Apr 2012   #5
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

To get to a command prompt, you can boot into the Recovery Console with the OS disc, which provides a command prompt. However, you don't need to do so for this issue.
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06 Apr 2012   #6
babyblue2012

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
no bootable device

ok will try this but earlier it told me no bootable device found and in the bios it does not recognize the hard drive either.
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06 Apr 2012   #7
babyblue2012

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
sata or ide

also could someonte tell me if the hard drive on this laptop is ide or sata
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06 Apr 2012   #8
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You could look up the specs on the laptop via the HP support website using the model or serial number on the bottom.

HP Support & Drivers | United States
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