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Windows 7: Vostro V13 Crash; OS Not Found

17 Oct 2013   #1
hoodie86

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Vostro V13 Crash; OS Not Found

I was using my laptop yesterday when I got the dreaded blue screen of death. I don't remember what it said exactly, but I ended up just restarting the computer. It loaded fine everything came up normal until I opened Chrome. That lasted all of two minutes before it crashed again. I restarted once again, except this time I tried running BIOS to see what the issue was and then I found that my OS was not found. I talked to a friend, and she mentioned that the hard drive might be corrupted.

After that, I took the computer apart and then put it back together, hoping that might help. But since I'm here posting to you guys, it did not. I'm not sure what I should do now, so any and all suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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17 Oct 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

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18 Oct 2013   #3
hoodie86

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for the reply! I'm actually not able to get to anything except BIOS. I've tried booting from a CD, but that doesn't work either as the recovery disc I just made is for 64-bit.
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18 Oct 2013   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The first thing I would have recommended (even before dismantling and reassembling your laptop):

Run the HDD manufacturer's Diagnostic and repair utility to check the HDD.

Even now you can do it since you must now be knowing the manufacturer of the HDD.
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18 Oct 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hmm J I just wonder if the hard drive is dead mate maybe time for anew one??
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19 Oct 2013   #6
hoodie86

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yeah, that's possible. But I'm going to replace the cable that connects to the audio board to see if that helps, even temporarily. If not, then I will go ahead and get the new hard drive. Might as well try the least expensive solution first, right?
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