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Windows 7: Windows 7 ultimate HDD error

22 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 ultimate HDD error

hey guys,

right, ive got windows 7 ultimate 32bit installed on my desktop, its been working fine for ages, however this morning i went to boot it up and it it camne up with boot CD: no disc error
so i changed my first boot device from CD-rom to harddisk rebooted and then i had the white writing and it said disk error please insert system disk, so i went into Bios and i went into the bit to auto scan for a hdd and nothing, i tried scanning for 0 master drive 0 slave and the only dirve it found as a master was my dvd-rom, i tried the win 7 ultimate disc and it coudlnt find a version of windows 7 installed. so i'm at a real loose end as i use that desktop for work and atm im using and old xp home edition pc.

could really really do with some help to fix it, as i say win 7 has been working fine for ages.

system specs

core 2 duo e6420 2.50GHz
2GB ddr2 pc6400
ECS 945p-m3 mobo
300GB IDE HDD
nVidia 8800GTS
700W PSU
Windows 7 ultimate

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22 Feb 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try changing the IDE cable .... reseat the power cord to the drive... let us know how it turns out...
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22 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could it be the HD has died?
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22 Feb 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

i dont know tbh i didnt have time to check this morning, but it was working fine no problems whatsoever , but the bios doesnt even pick up the drive now :S
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22 Feb 2010   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

which is why i suggested checking your cables...the first step in troubleshooting...
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22 Feb 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks tews i shall try that when i get home , just incase could you suggest a couple problems that it could be ?
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22 Feb 2010   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

bad ide cable, dead drive...
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22 Feb 2010   #8

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

ahh right, well i shall try your cables suggestion when i get home but thanks for the help shall post if nothing cures it
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22 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

it is most common that your hard drive has passed away, but I hope it's just a disconnected cable or maybe some poor conductivity?
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22 Feb 2010   #10

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

hi all, well ive tried 5 diff IDE cables and 3 diff power cables and still no luck, i also went to do a reinstall and Windows 7 didnt even detect the hard drive, i assume that means my hard drive is dead? i had a theory that my custom caase may be the hardrive killer as they arent bolted in they just sit in a hardrive removeable bay with a cooling fan underneath perhaps that may be the cause? can any1 suggest a decent cheap case and a decent IDE HDD thats a reasonable size,

many thanks for the help i shall be doing rep points
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