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Windows 7: Possible Hard Drive Issue?


30 Apr 2013   #1

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Possible Hard Drive Issue?

Good morning,

I recently had a bit of an issue with my laptop (ACER 5552) acting pretty slowly and not relaying information even off the internet accordingly. So, I tried defragmentation, spyware searching, malware searching, looked into the task manager. Nothing seemed to remedy the issue even when there were very few programs running (Firefox & a folder (Explorer.exe)) at the very most.

I was quite confused- so, just my luck, I happened to drop the poor thing and then when I tried to restart, I would hear a small beeping in 2 specific tones, one a piece. I feared the worst. I opened her up, and looked at the hard drive- ok, everything looked fine. Next, I tried to find out what could be wrong, then I found a PXE-E61 error along with PXE-M0F showing up as well... I am very sure the hard drive is scrap now.

So, what I am asking; If I replace the hard drive with a new one, will this solve all my problems? Please help, and thank you in advance.

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30 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KamilFox View Post
So, what I am asking; If I replace the hard drive with a new one, will this solve all my problems? Please help, and thank you in advance.
That's impossible to say until you try it. Dropping it with the HDD running I suspect did kill the HDD and caused the two PXE errors. Do those show in a Blue screen?
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30 Apr 2013   #3

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There was no blue screen of death, it just did not show that there was a HDD located. I attempted to use a boot disk as it had requested, and it showed there was no HDD available.
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30 Apr 2013   #4

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

When you turned on the laptop did you hear any clicking sounds coming from the hard drive ? What is the manufacture of the laptop. You could do a diagnostic test on it.
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30 Apr 2013   #5

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There were slight clicking sounds coming from the hard drive. Acer is the manufacturer. And how could I do a diagnostics? The OS is not present-- which I mean that I cannot access it since it is not recognizing the hard drive at all.
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30 Apr 2013   #6

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

Do you know the manufacture of the hard drive ?
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30 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Western Digital (WD2500BEVT) 250GB.

I have looked into getting replacements for the time being, but I have not bought yet, still looking into suggestions.
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30 Apr 2013   #8

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

Take a look at this link below

WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD Black

Click on the Download button

Here is an ISO file that you could burn an image of

https://m.box.com/index.php?rm=box_d...ame=gl0fifqgj4
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30 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I do not have a floppy drive, I will try to write this on a CD and see if I can get this to work.
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30 Apr 2013   #10

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

Download the ISO one ( second link ) right click on the ISO file and choose burn image
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