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Check the power connector and bus connections of the hard drive, also check on the bios whether its detecting or not
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The power went off when i was using my computer. it came back and it started their was a red blink and beeps what could be the problem?


If you had a power surge before it went off, and you were not on a UPS, your motherboard may have been fried, the hard drive may be failing, or just the OS or hard drive corrupted. You could try this. Pull the hard drive out, and use a USB Hard Drive Adapter to connect the hard drive to a friend's computer, and save all the personal files (documents, pictures, etc.) you can to a folder on the friend's computer or an external hard drive.
Then, you could try to do a Factory Restore on the computer, and if that works, copy your personal files back to your newly restored computer.

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Needs to be larger


What needs to be larger ?????
If you need a larger hard drive other hardware might need to be upgraded to cope with the bigger hard drive although newer computers should be able to cope with a bigger hard drive.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Remove the power lead from the power in put on the computer
remove the side panels on on our computer you will see 4 screws 2 either side unscrew these
then remove the electrical lead and the sata lead remembering where these are located slide the hard drive out then put your new sata hard drive in placing the leads back to there original position then tighten the screws (do not overtighten)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHxZN_NSiRI
Install a WD Hard Drive in Your Desktop
http://www.ehow.com/video_4978913_install-internal-hard-drive.html
You Tube video install a second ide hard drive

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Can I get a new mother board for my HP Pavilion Slimline s5120f computer, so I can reinstall my old hard drive with out losing my software.


Yes you can install a hard drive on any computer as long as it has the same power and data connections and plugs.

WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source. Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards If your current hard drive is on the fritz, or you have an older drive with data you need to retrieve, it's a fairly short process to swap out an existing drive with an old unit lying around the house. To replace the hard drive you need to be comfortable taking apart your computer and working inside its case. The hard drive is located in the series of metal drive bays located underneath the computer's side access panel.

Shut down your computer's operating system. Disconnect the power cable from the back of the computer case and unplug any other cables, such as for the monitor and mouse. Set the computer case gently on its side on a stable work area such as a desk or table. Check the far left end of the case to determine if the side access panel uses screws or a release button. Remove the two screws with a Phillips screwdriver, if they are present. Instead press in the plastic release button, if one is present. Push down the side panel and slide it off the computer. With some models you may need to instead lift the panel to the right until it locks at 90 degrees. Check the metal drive bays near the front end of the case and locate the one containing the rectangular metal hard drive. Unplug the data cable and the power cable from the ports on the back end of the hard drive. Remove the screws holding the hard drive to the metal drive bay. Set the screws aside in a container so they don't become lost. Grip the back of the current hard drive and slide it out of the drive bay. Slide the old hard drive you want to use into the drive bay, and ensure the power and data cable ports are facing into the computer's case. Plug the power and data cables you removed earlier into the corresponding ports on the back end of the old hard drive. Replace the screws removed earlier to hold the old hard drive to the metal drive bay. Replace the computer's side access panel and tighten the screws in place, if it used them. Reconnect the computer's power cable and the other cables you removed earlier. Press the computer's power button. Hope this helps.

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Dec 26, 2012 | PC Desktops

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How to remove hardrive from computer


On a desktop computer

WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules



Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.



Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.

While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards

Remove the power lead from the power in put on the computer
remove the side panels on on our computer you will see 4 screws 2 either side unscrew these

then remove the electrical lead and the sata lead remembering where these are located slide the hard drive out then put your new sata hard drive in placing the leads back to there original position then tighten the screws (do not overtighten)


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzFB-URV6EM

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http://www.ehow.com/video_4978913_install-internal-hard-drive.html

YouTube video install a second ide hard drive

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http://www.ehow.com/how_5451891_remove-hard-drive-ibm-notebook.html


Hope this helps.

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Computer won't power up. opened case to replace hard drive. After replacing the hard drive the computer would not power up. Reinstalled the old hard drive and still the computer won't start up.


Check your connection between the power supply and the motherboard. Is it possible that your power supply was getting weak instead of the hard drive you replaced? First check the power connection and then try another power supply. If a different power supply boots the computer then you know that it may not have been a problem with your hard drive. You didn't say why you replaced the hard drive.

Dec 30, 2010 | Dell Dimension 9100 PC Desktop

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Start wont load window, just flahing light on screen. may have got virus


Remove hard drive, find out make and model of hard drive. Go to hard drive manufacturer's website and download testing software (if you have another computer with internet access). Should be a bootable ISO file. Burn the boot cd and run it on the host computer after reinstalling the hard drive. Sounds like a bad hard drive in my opinion.

Feb 20, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines W2686 PC Desktop

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My Philips Iqon Tesco3 computer windows home xp computer starts up and then asks for system disk as my computer has drive boot error ?


yes
but also having power problem with your Hard drive
also your bus has been not properly connected just unplug the Hard drive and plug again after 1 min
your problem has been if not finished yet then get another hard drive and make your hard drive which have problem make it slave and try to boot from another hard drive
if your hard drive is not accessible then replace it

Feb 16, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Have an HP pavillion A1540n. after power up, get screen with "Hard disk failure imminent' "Backup files. replace Hard drive." I'm not able to get out of this screen unless I power down the computer. I have...


Sometimes it is easier to install a new hard disk and reinstall Windows.
Then either connect the old hard drive as a slave drive (don't forget to set the jumper on this drive as a slave). The other way is to connect the old hard drive to a USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. this computer will see it as an external hard drive (provided the hard drive is still functioning).
Either way you can download and backup your files.

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Computer noise


More likely one of the fans, but could be the hard drive. Open the case and listen. Fan on power supply, fan on processor, or hard drive are the most likely sources of the noise. Processor fans and power supplies are both cheap and easy to replace. Hard drive is a bit more expensive and you must back it up (which you already regularly do, right?) if you want to keep your data.

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Hard drive short-circuit


Try taking the drive out of your computer and placing it in another computer as a "slave". Allow the other computer to boot up and seeif it recognizes your hard drive.

If it does, access your files that you need and copy and paste to an external hard drive till you can replace your computer with a new hard drive. It's worth a try.

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