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Windows 7: Hard drive not responding HELP!

30 Jun 2015   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

X is always the recovery, as far as I know.


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30 Jun 2015   #12
Edgar416

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've tried booting from boot X but the only bootable files I've found in there are drives for all components of computer and they do nothing. So before I got the BSOD, I was casually reading a user manual to some lights I had purchased in a pdf file. I was also running a full scan in malware bytes (but I had scanned my PC the day before and it was fine.) I went to go try something with the lights and left the computer on, came back about 20 minutes later and it was asleep, which is normal obviously, but when o go to wake it up, it takes longer than usual and about 15 seconds after I wake it up I get a bluescreen. I don't recall what it all said, but the beginning said "if this is your first time seeing this restart your computer". Upon restarting I got the error reboot and boot from proper media device and that's when I began troubleshooting. I'm in the middle of opening my computer right now. This is my progress so far.


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30 Jun 2015   #13
Edgar416

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Update: messed around inside the computer for a little. I don't have any extra SATA cables so I just swapped the DVDs drive SATA cable and the hard drive SATA cable, but the hard drive still doesn't show in bios. In the missilaneous tab AHCI ports 0 and 1 are not present but AHCI port 2 reads the DVD drive ( the hard drive is connected to port 0 inside the computer). Can this just be a dead hard drive? Or would it be cheaper to go get this fixed with geeksquad?
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30 Jun 2015   #14
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Any friends to test that drive? Or at school/job?
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30 Jun 2015   #15
Edgar416

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry I was busy today, but no my friend isn't here this week and I'd have to purchase the SATA to usb cable. Although I have looked deeper into the boot X and was able to open the registry and see the mounted devices. There are 3 listed. 1st seems to be my hard drive but it isn't recongnized, the last two are my dvd drive and boot X in that order. Any information we can pull from this?


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01 Jul 2015   #16
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
X is always the recovery, as far as I know.
Yes I suppose too.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Edgar416 View Post
I don't recall what it all said, but the beginning said "if this is your first time seeing this restart your computer".
Yes, this is standard, how BSOD screens start.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Edgar416 View Post
Update: messed around inside the computer for a little. I don't have any extra SATA cables so I just swapped the DVDs drive SATA cable and the hard drive SATA cable, but the hard drive still doesn't show in bios. In the missilaneous tab AHCI ports 0 and 1 are not present but AHCI port 2 reads the DVD drive ( the hard drive is connected to port 0 inside the computer). Can this just be a dead hard drive? Or would it be cheaper to go get this fixed with geeksquad?
Yes, it could be a dead drive, you should try to connect it externally to another system using a SATA to USB adapter. But from the description I could only assume it could also be dead ports. Connect the drive with the DVD drive's cable on its port, see what happens.

Plus, after you test these options, or you don't, a professional is always a good idea.

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There are 3 listed. 1st seems to be my hard drive but it isn't recongnized, the last two are my dvd drive and boot X in that order. Any information we can pull from this?
Hardly so. You will have to get into the drive itself. :/



Post back after you try the options from above!

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