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Windows 7: What's wrong with my HDD

19 Jun 2011   #1
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 
What's wrong with my HDD

Right so Ive been trying everything to get my comp to boot at this point I'm halted by the lack ofa C drive. When I run Disk Part, my computer lists whatever is In slot c as removable aswell as a size of 0.

I've ran start up repair multiple times always with the same result "The partition table does not have a valid System Partition".

I cannot use System restore or image recovery.

I cannot do a clean install or upgrade.

When I try and run a dskchk on c: I get cannot open volume for direct access, same if I try and format c:

I doubt both my HDD and DVD pooped out on me the same day so how do I fix this.


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19 Jun 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Are your drives shown in your BIOS?

Regards,
Golden
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19 Jun 2011   #3
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Neither my CD/DVD or HD are shown.
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19 Jun 2011   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

From your other thread I take it this is an Acer Desktop computer ?

AX1301
AMD Athlon 11 X2
3 GB DDR2
640 GB HDD
OD DVD Super Multi
VGA 9200 Intergrated VDIIA GeForce
W& Home Premium 64 Bit

It sounds like your HD may have got wiped of the OS, so the recovery Disc can't recover/repair. You will need a win7 installation Disc.
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19 Jun 2011   #5
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

I don't have a disc but I have the files a on a USB but like I said it won't allow me to upgrade or do a clean install.

I get no drives were found click load driver to provide a mass storage device for installation.
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19 Jun 2011   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have a blank CD that you could make a Bootable Partition Wizard Disc ? That way you could boot to it so we can see what info it may find out about your HD. Whether there are any files still there, wiped, or whatever ?

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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19 Jun 2011   #7
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

My comP isn't recognizing my CD/DVD drive either but sure I could do it fro
A USB, or I guess I'll ask; can I?
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19 Jun 2011   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I guess my next question is " What computer are you using to make these posts here ? "

You best bet is a computer with a CD or CD/DVD burner & a blank CD.
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19 Jun 2011   #9
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

From an iPod, but I can use my sister, bit like I said my own computer CD/DVD drive is not working.
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19 Jun 2011   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I think if you make the PW Disc you will find your CD/DVD drive is probably ok.

I have to call it a day, for now I will check on your progress tomorrow.
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