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Windows 7: no bootable device out of the blue Possibly hard drive failure

30 Mar 2013   #1
achen94

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
no bootable device out of the blue Possibly hard drive failure

My laptop should still be under warranty, so this problem should be covered right? Right now when I try to start up my ACER laptop it makes this clicking sounds, presumably it's the hard drive. What options do I have? Is there any simple solution to fix this? I've only had this laptop for maybe 5 months and did experience random BSODs, one within a week of purchasing. However when I called ACER about it they said only an imminent failure would be covered.
Well, now this is imminent, I was playing some games on my laptop when my PC randomly froze. Then when I turned it on I got the no bootable device error.
Any thoughts on what I should do?


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30 Mar 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi achen

If you hear clicking sounds coming from where the hard drive is . That's a sign to replace your drive . If possible remove it and add to a desktop has a slave drive and copy your files over . Files that are in C:\Users\[your account name] , my documents , favorites , my music , my video , and etc .

Yes ACER should replace the hard drive . It is still under warranty .
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30 Mar 2013   #3
achen94

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Hi achen

If you hear clicking sounds coming from where the hard drive is . That's a sign to replace your drive . If possible remove it and add to a desktop has a slave drive and copy your files over . Files that are in C:\Users\[your account name] , my documents , favorites , my music , my video , and etc .

Yes ACER should replace the hard drive . It is still under warranty .
thank you for the quick reply, do you think they will replace the laptop or simply just the hard drive? Also what exactly do you mean by a slave drive because there are some files I would like to retrieve.
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30 Mar 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you have another computer as in a desktop . Unplug the DVD drive and plug in the laptop hard drive . Don't worry if the laptop drive is a SATA hard drive it will fit the desktop DVD SATA cables .

ACER will only change the hard drive and reinstall windows with the image of the day you bought the laptop .
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30 Mar 2013   #5
achen94

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
If you have another computer as in a desktop . Unplug the DVD drive and plug in the laptop hard drive . Don't worry if the laptop drive is a SATA hard drive it will fit the desktop DVD SATA cables .

ACER will only change the hard drive and reinstall windows with the image of the day you bought the laptop .
but the thing is, I think my hard drive is failed, would I still be able to back up the files in that case? I'm not too great with computers either, how would I unplug the DVD drive?
Thanks alot vistaking!
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30 Mar 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Give me the exact model of the laptop and I will guide you with how to remove the drive .
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30 Mar 2013   #7
achen94

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Give me the exact model of the laptop and I will guide you with how to remove the drive .
It is an ACER ASPIRE V3-571G-6602.
So even if the hard drive is failed I can still extract my files?
Also, will my warranty be voided if I open up the laptop and remove the hard drive? Because I plan on shipping the laptop back for repairs as soon as possible.
Thanks again!
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30 Mar 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Depends where the drive is . If you have take the laptop apart than yes if no than your warranty is good . You have a 50/50 chance of getting the info off the drive
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30 Mar 2013   #9
achen94

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Depends where the drive is . If you have take the laptop apart than yes if no than your warranty is good . You have a 50/50 chance of getting the info off the drive
Sorry to be such a pest with all the questions, but what do you mean if you have to take the laptop apart? I believe there's a separate compartment for where the hard drive is located so I don't have to completely open the laptop, but i'm not entirely sure. Would that still void the warranty?
Also, how come it's a 50/50 chance, just wondering.
-Thanks
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30 Mar 2013   #10
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you have a compartment for your drive you should be good . Remove battery first and remove the hard drive . Will need a Philips screw driver . Reason why I said 50-50 chance cause sometimes you can't recover data sometimes you can . Depends on bad the drive is .

Placing the laptop has a slave drive ( 2nd hard drive ) remove the cables from the dvd drive on the desktop and plug them into the laptop's hard drive .

Note   Note
your desktop should be turned off before you do any unplugging
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