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Windows 7: What's wrong with my HDD

20 Jun 2011   #11
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Well I don't have any spare CDs just DVD, but besides that how am i supposed to boot from a CD when BIOS doesn't even recognize that my CD/DVD Drive is there.


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20 Jun 2011   #12
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Donovantx8 View Post
Well I don't have any spare CDs just DVD, but besides that how am i supposed to boot from a CD when BIOS doesn't even recognize that my CD/DVD Drive is there.
[quote]When I try and run a dskchk on c:[quote] How are doing this if your CD/DVD drive is not working.
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20 Jun 2011   #13
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

By running a Recovery Disk through my flash drive.
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20 Jun 2011   #14
theog

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Have you checked all the cables?
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20 Jun 2011   #15
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

At least 10 times.
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20 Jun 2011   #16
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

If none of that works, boot into bios and load optimized defaults, save and exit. Shut the computer completely down. Restart, go back into bios and see if your CD/DVD is found and see if your HDD is recognized.
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20 Jun 2011   #17
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Tried it.
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20 Jun 2011   #18
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

By tried it, I presume it didn't work? I find it difficult to believe that your Cd/DVD and HDD would go out at the same time. There may be more problems there. Does your bios or diskpart see any HDDs? If it does, try to install to one of them.
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20 Jun 2011   #19
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Yea you see my dilemma, DISK PART lists 3 things, my USB, my SD CARD, and a Removable Drive with a size of 0 labeled C.

When I try to access this C, I get a multiple of road blocks, including please insert media into drive C, drive is not ready, drive is not availible for direct access, etc, etc.
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20 Jun 2011   #20
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Do you have more than 1 HDD in the computer? Just for a shot in the dark. Shut down, disconnect the power and data cable to the HDD and boot into bios and see if anything else shows up.
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