Question about Laptop Parts & Accessories

1 Answer

Compute not able to detect the HDD

After reinstallation of OS my computer is not able to detect hard disk.
i have lost my 106GB.
i tried to install OS to get back the lost space.but i cant get it.
suggest me what should i do????

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 29 Answers

Right click on my computer->manage->disk management
check that your 106gb drive will be unallocated. right click on the block below and click->create new volume. create it and the drive will be allocated

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My vaio van sz483N will not start following a hard drive replacement?


The HDD has not been placed correctly leading to a short circuit so the laptop does not switch-on . Remove the HDD and power-on the laptop if it switches on then need to check the HDD .

Jun 17, 2015 | Sony Vaio Vgn-sz436n/b / Vgn-sz476n/c /...

1 Answer

Hdd not showing up


Try going to start then control panel then administrative tools, After that go to computer managerment then disk management if you do not see it there the HDD is shot as it cannot be detected by the computer.

Sep 09, 2008 | Laptop Parts & Accessories

1 Answer

Make recovery disk for acer extensa 4630z?


If you have precious files on your HDD and it's inaccessible at present I would download a copy of Puppy Linux and burn it to CD (or buy one off ebay for 2 euros). Boot off this and browse to your HDD, copy files to a USB memory stick if you have one. I assume you've tried SYSTEM RESTORE in Windows and it isn't accessible or doesn't work. If this is so, you could try ebay for these extenza recovery disks. Failing that you should use your Windows installation disk to do a REPAIR INSTALL (Google for instructions). If you have not got one you could buy one from ebay for your OS but that could be costly. A cheaper way is to buy one of the many system restore disks available on ebay but you will risk having malware. Good Luck

Dec 17, 2014 | Acer EXTENSA 4630Z COMPATIBLE LAPTOP LCD...

1 Answer

I HAVE A COMPAQ ARMADA 1530DM , WHEN I TURN IT ON IT SAYS NON SYSTEM DISK OR DISK ERROR. HOW CAN I FIX THIS PROBLEM


First make sure that there is no non-boot disc in either the 3.5" or the CD drive. If those are not the problem, your hard drive has either failed or lost the Master Boot Record information. You will need a Windows Install or Upgrade CD for your computer's OS. (You may also need a 3.5" boot disc for the OS.) What OS are you using on that computer. Alternatively, some third party repair software or Partition Management software can restore the boot information if the hard drive is still viable.

Try to boot to the CD and choose repair. Go the the Command Prompt (Recovery Console). Then for XP, try the fixmbr command. You can check if there is any viable data on the hard drive by trying to change drives and then typing dir to get the directory list. Try C: (enter) dir (enter). Look for a Windows folder. (Note: some computers have a recovery partition. Don't mistake that for your Windows drive.)

If your hard drive has failed, you'll need a new drive. Then use the license on the computer and an install disc for that original license. Please note: the recovery disc if you have one often doesn't work with new hardware. You will lose any third party software that was installed by Compaq. You'll need to reinstall your own software.

I hope this helps. Please add more information about your computer for additional support. If you do not have an OS disc, search for a member of a Windows User Group in your area. They often have extra copies.

Cindy Wells

Jan 15, 2014 | Compaq Laptop Parts & Accessories

1 Answer

OS load on new hard drive


MS offers a free and legal image of Windows 7 at My Digital life dot com. You must own and have a working MS Product Key sticker with Win 7 on your computer. Plus the version must match your sticker in order for the key to work. Look for the correct image!

Download. Burn ISO to make bootable install disk and reinstall. GL

Jan 06, 2013 | Acer Aspire 5241 5251 5332 5334 5338 5516...

1 Answer

There is a popup message frequently stating taht "Windows detected a hard disk problem. backup your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if...


Click on "Start". Click on "Computer" Right click on "C" drive. Click on "Properties at bottom of menu. Click on "Tools" Click on 1st of 3 options available, check both boxes to scan complete hard disc, this will run a 5 stage correction program upon reboot.

Dec 18, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5983,...

1 Answer

I want to turn a memory stick into hard drive. How can i do that?


you will need usb data drive at least 4 - 8 gb

Download the GParted Live utility and the HP USB Format Tool via the links in Resources.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=5757&file=15&evp=fb0a8fee133295405b5af3205e8d2424

Insert your USB stick into the computer. Run HP USB Format Tool. Select your USB stick and then choose the FAT or FAT32 format options. Click "Start."


Extract the files from the GParted Live zip file. Select the USB stick as the destination.


Open a file browser and navigate to the USB stick. Select "utils" > "win32" > "makeboot.bat." Double click on "makeboot.bat." Enter "Y" when prompted.


Power off your computer leaving the USB stick inserted.


Connect your portable hard drive to another USB port.

Power on the computer and quickly press "F8" through "F12" to access your boot menu.


Check your computer or motherboard manual for the exact keystroke.

Select the USB stick as your boot source and press "Enter." Allow the Gparted GUI to start.


Select the external portable hard disk drive. Click "Partition" on the menu bar.

Hover over "Format to" and select "NTSF."


If you are unable to create or format the partition, select delete partition.

This will erase all data on the external hard drive. Confirm partition deletion. Select the external drive again. Click "Partition" and hover over "Format to" then select "NTSF."


Select the external hard disk drive again. Click "Partition" on the menu bar and then "Manage Flags." Check the box next to "Boot." Save and apply changes to the drive.

Power off your computer and remove the USB stick.


Install the OS


Insert or plug your OS installer, usually a DVD, CD or USB thumb drive, into the computer. Power on the computer and access the boot manager again.


Select the source containing your OS installer and press "Enter."

Enter your personalization and registration information if required.


When prompted, specify the portable hard drive as the install directory.

Begin the installation normally.


Restart the computer when prompted and access the boot menu again. Select the external hard drive as your boot source and press "Enter" to ensure the installation succeeded.


Use this process to boot from your portable drive on any computer.


hope this helps



Oct 02, 2012 | Sony Vaio VGNBX196SP

1 Answer

Bootmgr v3500 missing


which operating system ??

There are a number of possible causes for BOOTMGR errors, including the most common "BOOTMGR is missing" error message.

The most common reasons for BOOTMGR errors include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors an outdated BIOS and damaged or loose IDE cables

Anothe reason you might see BOOTMGR errors is if your PC is trying to boott from a hard drive or flash drive that is not properly configured to be booted from. In other words, it's trying to boot from a
non-bootable source.


This also would apply to media on an optical drive or floppy drive that you're trying to boot from.

make sure there are no disks in cd floppy usb drives


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

if its a flat ribbon 40 pin IDE it will be the fist to fail


make sure all power and data leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs


data and power to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


also make sure you have set it boot from you hard drive in BIOS



The solutions is very simply... remove your hard-disk and attached to other PC or laptop as an external hard-disk.


When it is detected, go to my computer, right-click, untick that (stupid) option, immediately you see the message uncompressing and its done. Put your hard-disk back in to your machine its ready..


w7

insert your OS CD
go to DOS window and type in your OS driver (usualy C:/


type in bootrec /FixMbr
then type in bootrec /fixboot
t

hen type in bootrec /rebuildbcd
then type in exit


restart your computer
it will work 100% only if you prompt at the same order


hope

Sep 16, 2012 | Compaq Presario V3500 Series Laptop...

2 Answers

No operating system found


If the error message says "No operating system found" it is most likely a faulty disk controller or a faulty hard disk.
Reseat the hard disk, if this doesn't work you need to test the hard disk another way. Remove the hard disk and connect it to an USB hard disk adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If this computer sees this as an external hard drive and you can open the folders and files then the hard disk is OK and the fault is the disk controller on the the 4115c laptop.
If the hard disk is not detected then the hard disk is faulty. You need to install a new hard disk, install Windows and the laptop's device drivers and programs to get a working laptop again.

Sep 11, 2009 | Laptop Parts & Accessories

1 Answer

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: WINDOWSSYSTEM32CONFIGSYSTEM. I try to repair it by using setup CD-ROM recovery consule but setup fails stating setup did not find...


Hi

I wanted to know which os you are trying to install on this model if it was installed with vista os and now you are trying to install the xp

You will get this type of issue

Check for the SATA Native support in the BIOS

> To Check in BIOS - Shutdown the notebook as soon as you power on the notebook keep tap on F10 key - go - to - system configuratoin- check for the SATA Native option - status should show as Disable.

> Then also if fails - Scan for the Hard Disk drive in the bios
Select - Diagnostic- Run long and short hdd test.

With Regards

anand_manj2005@hotmail.com

Apr 09, 2009 | HP 435768-001 - Compaq Presario C300...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Laptop Parts & Accessories Logo

Related Topics:

117 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Laptop Parts & Accessories Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18304 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2630 Answers

Are you a Laptop Part and Accessory Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...