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Windows 7: Vaio laptop not loading past bios. HDD problem?

12 Jan 2012   #1

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Vaio laptop not loading past bios. HDD problem?

Hey, first post!

I'm trying to fix a vaio laptop at the moment and am a bit stuck

The screen doesn't go past the vaio. It just before the windows logo would normally appear. I tried using the windows 7 cd to try a repair or cmd/chkdsk etc, but the OS wasn't found/listed. I also tried to do a clean install and the HD wasn't detected by windows 7 setup. I also tried booting up with ubuntu and the HD still wasn't detected.

Can I assume this is a busted HD?

Should I still shoot for a bootage diagnostic cd for the hard drive?


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12 Jan 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

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Enter BIOS and check HDD is shown or not? Try to set BIOS default values. If the HDD is visible then make it the first boot device and then CD/DVD and reboot.

Finally try to boot with a Linux on CD and check the HDD. Or download UBCD4Win or Hiren's CD and run chkdsk on the HDD.
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 Vaio laptop not loading past bios. HDD problem?

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