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Windows 7: Can't find drives on installing windows 7 & Hard Disk Test Failed

06 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Can't find drives on installing windows 7 & Hard Disk Test Failed

I have a HP Probook 4530swith Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. When I turn on the PC the windows does'nt start and give a option of starting windows manually, which does'nt work, and repair windows. Repairing windows with windows 7 CD did not help.

I then decided to reinstall windows 7, but while installing, on the select disk page, it shows a error saying no drives found.

I then performed a Hard Disk Test which resulted in failure saying:
Failure ID : UC7WX0-5NB67S-XD6V5G-60TF03

Please help me Whether what should I do

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06 Sep 2012   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

It sounds like the hard-drive has died and you need a new one.
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06 Sep 2012   #3
Debbie B

Windows 7 Enterprise x64


Since you are not able to boot to the desktop, kindly check the hard drive status in system BIOS. If the status is unknown, then I would recommend resetting the BIOS to default.

If the issue still persists, then try reseating the hard drive if possible, but please make sure while doing that your computer is not connected to power outlet. If you still get the status “unknown” in BIOS, then your computer hard drive might be bad and needs to be replaced.
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 Can't find drives on installing windows 7 & Hard Disk Test Failed

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