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Hp dv8000 reimage problems

Boot hdd (hdd 1) boot partion is corrupted (prob bad sectors) hp reconfig partition seems good on hdd1. 2nd hdd seems fine. imaged a new hdd 1 from reconfig cd. No drivers where loaded. Including NIC. What is the best place and way to get either online to download drivers or access the drivers in the reconfig partition

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:: "support/Drivers"; Put in your model # then your Operating system then:download updates/drivers

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HDD cannot be detected after reformatting


Ok, unfortunately, even though, you had two partitions they were both on the same Physical drive, now you cannot "Format & Partition" without breaking the install, as the Win 7 is the "Boss" and when you formatted you have wiped out all you boot track information, You maybe have a shot, if you get a Win 7 install disk, and boot off of it, then ask it to repair your "Boot Sector" this may allow you to Boot into Win 7,if you are lucky. Then you can use as normal. But if you cannot do that, you will have to boot from a Win 7 or Vista or whatever OS you wish to install,and follow the instructions, and do a complete reinstall of the OS. If you wish more than one partition, in the setup, it allows you to choose the size of your drive, so simply do all that, at that time.

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Unable to boot system and repair feature will not run. Also, there are no restore points (files). However I can get into the cmd prompt mode. Safe mode does not work. System is a Toshiba Satellite...


Hi there!
Well it seems that you are in a bad situation my friend. So let me help you out.
It seems that your system files are corrupt & preventing it to go to windows (may be due to improper shut-down).

What to do?
Please remove the hard disk from your laptop, put it in an external 2.5" casing. Then plug it to another laptop or pc having a good anti-virus. Now switch on the other computer. The system will correct the files on boot. If this doesn't happen, go to my computer after boot. Locate the HDD in my computer \ your HDD \ properties \ tools \
Here you'll run chkdisk & scan for errors, bad sectors etc. After that scan for any virus in that HDD. Now back up your important stuffs & send it to your DATA partition.
Now shutdown laptop & remove the HDD from the casing, then put it back in your laptop. Now boot & see your problems solved.
Please send us your feedback & vote to motivate us.Thanks.

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I can re boot boot my compaq persario V6000


Only a HDD with a properly installed OS, a valid boot sector and an active partition will 'Boot'

Did it ever work? Are you sure the POWER is there. Are you sure the cables are on right and the HDD is identified in the BIOS of the PC? Are you sure the drive jumpers are correct? Check all of these.

If this is a brand new HDD the first thing you must do is Partition the HDD, and if the HDD will be your BOOT drive, you'll also need to make the partition 'active. Then, in either case you'll have to format it. Use the FDISK utility and then the FORMAT command under DOS or type dskmgmt.msc within Windows (Using the Start, Run box) to do this procedure.

If it is NOT a new HDD, these procedures will wipe your data so be careful.

If it did work and doesn't anymore.. listen to the PC when you apply power. Does the HDD spinup, click a bit and get quiet, or do you hear it repeatedly spinning up, clicking constantly, starting and stopping?? These signs are not good and usually mean the drive controller board is hosed. There is a 50% chance of fixing this problem with an EXACT No. replacement controller board..

If it does spin up, clicks a bit and stops making noises, we can assume is is reaching proper velocity and the heads are finding 'home'. (Good!)

The next thing to look at is your BOOT sequence which YOU can change in the BIOS. Watch the screen when the machine is booting (or trying to) and the POST will usually display a 'Press F2 or F10 or F12 or DEL to enter BIOS " message

Most Older PC boot from Floppy, then CD, then HDD... Newer go from CDROM to HDD (no floppy)
If there is a floppy disk in the A: drive, it will hang forever looking at it trying to boot. Pop it out and try again. In some cases, the same scenerio is possible with a CD in the CDROM - eject it.

If the HDD 'tries' and you get an error onscreen, I can help further knowing WHAT that error is ;-)

Without that knowledge, I'll guess that the boot sector is corrupt- one or more of the HIDDEN or SYSTEM files was changed or deleted by virus/trojan, program, hacker or user and these will have to be put back (manually or using O/S CDROM repair option) before it will ever work as a boot disk again.

Complex, eh?

If the HDD will at least spinup and find 'home' (go ready) With the proper software tools, it might be possible to rescue, and get all the data off too even if it looks 'dead'. In some cases it is as simple as editing the Boot.ini file or replacing missing ones.

These files are NEEDED for a Windows system to boot:
COMMAND.COM
MSDOS.SYS
IO.SYS
NTLDR
BOOT.INI
Boot ini should look like this for a 1 HDD system:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Windows
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Windows="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

What else can you tell me?

1. Possibly a virus/trojan hosed the boot sector: can be fixed with the CDROM "Repair' option but NOT the first one you see. Choose Install, Press F8, let windows FIND your Windows install and THEN choose REPAIR. It will take 30-40 Min. Be sure when it asks for Account, you type one that already is NOT on the PC b/c it will wipe over it. Ex: If you were 'Administrator' before it broke, type "Admin" for the repair. You can access all you your \User\Administrator files (old stuff) later, or move them to \User\Admin.

2. Possibly a virus/trojan made the boot partition 'inactive' - DL, burn and use BART to Boot your PC from CDROM and then run dskmgmt.msc to fix.

3. Possibly a virus/trojan modified the Boot.ini file - Edit 'default' line to look liike this: default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Windows
[operating systems]

Good luck!
Let me know how it goes

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Operating system is .............


power on the computer, immediatly tap f8 until you get to the boot menu. Choose "last known good configuration". If this fails, your master boot record is corrupt.Boot into safemode, copy all of your data to an external hard drive, then reload your operating system from the secondary partition on your hard drive or insert your OS restore disk and follow the directions.

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Presario cq60 104tu


The master boot record maybe be corrupted or virus infected.
To fix the MBR, boot up with your DOS disk and type fdisk /mbr
Then install XP, and delete all partitions and then create a new partition, then do a full NTFS format on the new partition.

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Hello,
Your windows might be corrupt. If you have a windows xp cd, boot to it.
Press R for Recovery Console. It will take you to a command prompt screen. Press 1 to select the C: drive. It will ask for Administrator password. If there is any, enter it. If there is none, just press enter.
Next type in "chkdsk c: /r" and then press enter. Leave it to run through the processes and when it completes, type EXIT and press enter.
Now boot to hard drive and see if it will boot up. If it still doesn't boot, get back to me!

Thanks and good luck,
Lolita

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