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Windows 7: Hard Drive errors

09 Oct 2010   #1
smithy010

Ultimate X64
 
 
Hard Drive errors

My brother's just handed me his Acer Aspire A0531h-0dk netbook on Windows 7 Home Premium - He's asked me to do some work on it and looking into "My computer" everything looked fine. But I went onto Disk Mangement as he wanted a new partition putting in first....

And there are NO disks displayed.

So i have been looking around the internet for a few hours now looking for tips and things, have ran DISKPART and List Disk for it to say " No Fixed Disks to Show"

There are No Disks
No Partitions
No Volumes
No VDisks

Yet I can still see it in My Computer?

It isn't allowing me to see it in a windows 7 installer or any installer to be fair so I cannot install anything else or even move backwards as the last recovery date was 10 minutes ago...

Any ideas?


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09 Oct 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smithy010 View Post
My brother's just handed me his Acer Aspire A0531h-0dk netbook on Windows 7 Home Premium - He's asked me to do some work on it and looking into "My computer" everything looked fine. But I went onto Disk Mangement as he wanted a new partition putting in first....

And there are NO disks displayed.

So i have been looking around the internet for a few hours now looking for tips and things, have ran DISKPART and List Disk for it to say " No Fixed Disks to Show"

There are No Disks
No Partitions
No Volumes
No VDisks

Yet I can still see it in My Computer?

It isn't allowing me to see it in a windows 7 installer or any installer to be fair so I cannot install anything else or even move backwards as the last recovery date was 10 minutes ago...

Any ideas?
There may be a group policy in effect to "hide" critical things from users. Is he the only user? Did he buy it like this? Is it a clean install.

System specs might be nice.

Ken J
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10 Oct 2010   #3
smithy010

Ultimate X64
 
 

As far as I am aware it came like this, and it was a clean install to remove other partitions that were left on the hard drive when he bought it.

Update: I've managed to wipe the hard drive but it still doesn't come up with anything and I tried to intall windows 7 again and it doesn't show up with a hard disk
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15 Oct 2010   #4
smithy010

Ultimate X64
 
 

Update:

took the laptop apart... nothing was screwed down propperly, there was thing all over the place and the hard drive had become unattached - looks like whoever he bought it off was a serious attempt of a modder.... and a FAIL at that.

It took me nearly 2 hours to detach every component and rebuild the laptop from sratch - but good news is it now works so just re-installing windows 7 and all is good
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15 Oct 2010   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

well done you! hope your brother appreciates your hard work,
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