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How to get a hard drive work again wen it been wiped

How do u get a hard drive working wen it been wiped and ive been givein a 6720s laptop repair disc

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Boot to the disc and follow the onscreen instructions, good luck!

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If it is a recovery cd, just boot it and follow the prompts.
If It is not, nborrow a XP cd from a friend and installit using the license that is on the bottom of the laptop. If it is any other OS, you have to find that cd, and do the smae, boot and install.

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As I am using my HP, Compaq 6720s laptop sometimes, and now more regularly the screen breakup into colourful lines and the system stops reacting, a hang in effect. The screen breakup used to come with a...


Hello, Abdi.

I have some suggestions for you. It's possible that your hard drive is failing. Run Diagnostics and check your hard drive. Upon boot, press F12 rapidly (or could be F2) and choose the Diagnostics.

Another suggestion is to use System Restore, in the event that your operating system file(s) is problematic. Again, boot your system to Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly when powering on). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK. Note: with System Restore, all your updates will roll back to that date. Follow the process.

Hope this helps.

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XP installation problem - HP Cpmpaq 6720s Laptop [HDD detection error]


The hard disk is not detected because this model notebook has a SATA hard drive installed and the XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on a disk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then, XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP. The FIX.
Go into the BIOS and disable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is a IDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows has been installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver), then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.

Aug 12, 2011 | HP Compaq 6720s Notebook

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I can't format my HP Compaq 6720s Notebook,win xp say can not hdd drive ,but i'll get new hdd


The reason XP cannot detect the hard drive is because thr hard drive in this model HP is a SATA hard drive and the Windows XP installation CD does not have the SATA controllers on this CD.
To install XP on a SATA hard drive, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335035-installing_windows_xp_sata_hard_drive

Feb 03, 2011 | HP Compaq 6720s Notebook

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Whenever i connect my cam to my lappy it gets shut down,it was never happened before wen i was using my cam,but now it shows some message like " some serious problem occured with ur hardware usb...


As your message suggested, you have a hardware fault which means your camera is possibly faulty.
I would book it into a repair shop and get it fixed.
Hope that helps.

Jan 23, 2011 | HP Compaq 6720s Laptop

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Some of Keys in the Keyboard like Enter key, Back Space Key etc are not working on my Compaq 6720s Laptop. Please help


Laptop's keyboard is not user-serviceable. Proceed to you repair shop and have then repair yours.
Good luck.

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Sep 16, 2010 | HP Compaq 6720s PC Notebook

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Hp compaq 6720s says pxe - e61


PXE is the boot option from a bootable network card, so basically the BIOS isn't seeing any of your bootable drives and going trying to PXE-boot off your network. Check the boot options in your BIOS and make sure your drives are detected by the BIOS. If they are not listed, then the drive has likely gone bad.

May 05, 2010 | HP Compaq 6720s PC Notebook

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Compaq 6720s notebook, hard drive failure, gave me blue screen described with psyical memory dump, try to start up and it repeats the "Press F11 for Recorvery" over and over, press f11 and it trys to load...


Hi there
A clue is in the error message you get "hard drive failure" this means the hard drive which holds the operating system is corrupt and will not allow a reinstall, you have to purchase a new hard drive before you can reinstall the operating system and then you'll be good to go.
If the laptop is still covered my the manufacturers warranty i recommend you take advantage of that and send it in for repair, if its out of warranty you'll be able to get one from any reputable PC store.


Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

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Compaq 6720s - No DVD drive and will not open


Have you replaced this DVDdrive with a working one and does this work if this works you will no that this si a hardware issue. are you using windows vista or windows xp

May 03, 2009 | HP Compaq 6720s Notebook

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Software installation corrupted system laptop wont stay on!!!!


Take the battery out and only have the adaptor hooked up to the laptop, then try to a fresh install of Windows XP and see if it goes thru. If it does then your battery is the culprit.

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