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Windows 7: Laptop's HDD not detected

04 Jan 2013   #1
Phenom588

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Laptop's HDD not detected

Hello. I already posted this in the general discussion forum but since then I think it has evolved from a windows 7 problem to a hardware problem. When I turn on my laptop I'm brought to a Windows Error Recovery screen from which I could choose to either launch startup repair or start windows normally. Eventually both options lead to Windows loading files and bringing me to a screen with 2 more options. One I can choose the HDD/Operating system but there is nothing to choose. I can also choose to restore my computer using a system image, but none of the options given have helped me other than identifying that the HDD was the problem. I can also load drivers which brings me to the system 32 folder in my X: drive. I have no idea how to fix this, so any help would be greatly appreciated!


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04 Jan 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phenom588 View Post
Hello. I already posted this in the general discussion forum but since then I think it has evolved from a windows 7 problem to a hardware problem. When I turn on my laptop I'm brought to a Windows Error Recovery screen from which I could choose to either launch startup repair or start windows normally. Eventually both options lead to Windows loading files and bringing me to a screen with 2 more options. One I can choose the HDD/Operating system but there is nothing to choose. I can also choose to restore my computer using a system image, but none of the options given have helped me other than identifying that the HDD was the problem. I can also load drivers which brings me to the system 32 folder in my X: drive. I have no idea how to fix this, so any help would be greatly appreciated!
select command prompt form recovery options
Then:
Code:
diskpart
list disk
how may disks do do see?
Code:
sel disk 0
list part
How may partitions do you see?
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04 Jan 2013   #3
Phenom588

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I was wrong, it's using windows boot manager to boot. When I do that I get the disk you specified is not valid. I guess I was wrong before, E is volume 0 not disk 0 my bad.
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04 Jan 2013   #4
Phenom588

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

"The system cannot find the path specified."
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05 Jan 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

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diskpart
list disk


No disk found at all?
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05 Jan 2013   #6
Phenom588

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Nope, none.
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06 Jan 2013   #7
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phenom588 View Post
Nope, none.
So no disks found. Only E is found. What is E? C and D are not listed at all? Normally it starts lettering from C.
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06 Jan 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phenom588 View Post
Hello. I already posted this in the general discussion forum but since then I think it has evolved from a windows 7 problem to a hardware problem. When I turn on my laptop I'm brought to a Windows Error Recovery screen from which I could choose to either launch startup repair or start windows normally. Eventually both options lead to Windows loading files and bringing me to a screen with 2 more options. One I can choose the HDD/Operating system but there is nothing to choose. I can also choose to restore my computer using a system image, but none of the options given have helped me other than identifying that the HDD was the problem. I can also load drivers which brings me to the system 32 folder in my X: drive. I have no idea how to fix this, so any help would be greatly appreciated!
Are you booting from CD/DVD, USB or harddisk now?
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