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If you have two partitions on the hard disk and no other drives installed, the DVD drive should be drive E:. If there are more drives, disconnect them. When you boot the Startup, you should see it ask whether to start with CD-ROM support or not. Of course, at this stage, the DVD drive should behave like a CD-ROM. You should see it load the CD-ROM driver successfully.If it still doesn’t happen, see which applies. Else Click on Start>Run>type regedt32 in the run dialog box and press Enter key. Registry editor will be opened. Backup your registry by going to File>Export and save the file with any name. Now on the left side, navigate to the location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>CurrentControlSet>Control >Class> Click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} At right side delete these files if you find(found) it upper filters,lower filters,upper filters.bak,lower filters.bak and then restart your ComputerHope this will help you.All the Best!

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HI I have a desktop with : *MSI Motherboard with Nvidia chipset on it *Intel Core 2 duo *2 GB SDDR2 RAM *500 SEAGATE HDD I created four partitions on the HDD , i had bad sectors on the fourth partition , so wheneva i accesed that partition , PC used to freeze and then reboot of its own with a error that the , "Reboot with a proper booting device. I decided to format the C drive Since then i am unable to Install windows 7 as it gets stuck on Starting Setup option. Please help Also sometimes the DVD writer does nt reads any disk then if power cycle the pc and reset the Sata and power connectors then it works. I am confused what's wrong I have hell lotta data. Please help????


Have you considered checking your DVD writer? Also, you might already have a faulty hard disk drive.
You can try any of the following:
1. Double check to see if your Windows 7 installation disk is dirty (clean it using a lint free cloth) or has many scratches. (Your DVD reader/writer would really have a hard time reading scratched disks.)
2. Borrow another DVD-ROM from a friend and use it to install Windows 7 on your computer's C drive.
3. Check to see if ALL cables are properly connected. i.e. SATA, power cables, etc.
4. You could also try to make your 500 GB HDD as a slave drive so that you can backup your files to another media if it works. (Backup to another external hard disk drive, burn it to DVD's, etc.)
5. LISTEN carefully if your hard drive makes unusual noises like unusual clicking, bumping, and/or scratching sound inside your hard disk drive. If it does and as a last resort, replace your hard disk drive.

Nov 23, 2010 | Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM,...

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Hard Disk drive do not appear in Disk Management & Device Manager


to fix the problem you must open your laptop check the hardware inside of your laptop hardisk thats the problem try to unplug cables of hardisk to plug again or replace new hardware hardisk if not solve the problem

Jun 18, 2010 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Notebook

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the board got burn on one of the chip


You have two separate questions.

1. I have a Quantum hard drive which got a burn on one of it chip on the green part it is from an IBM aptiva 95 all of my data is on it .

Unless you can find an _identical_ hard-drive, and disconnect the electronics from that disk-drive, and then connect the electronics to your hard-drive, your data is "lost". Or, find a "Data Recovery Service" -- for a large fee, they will repair your disk-drive, just long enough to burn a bunch of CD/DVD disks to hold all the "data".


2. I have onother that I have accendentally delete one of the partition which is the C drive

Download the "Partition Tool Editor" by the PowerQuest PartitionMagic people (now owned by Symantec):

ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/tools/pq/utilities/ptedit.zip

Unzip the file, and, while the "accident-prone" disk is connected ot your computer, run 'PTEDIT.EXE' to change the Partition Boot Table, to "undelete" the partition. It's *NOT* a tool for "novices" -- think carefully before making any changes to the Partition Table.

Nov 20, 2009 | Quantum Fireball Lct20 (QML30000LD-A) 30...

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