HP Pavilion Dv5-1008TU Hard Disk / Hard Drive not detected.
As i have tried reseating the hard drive, doing various tests (including the hard drive test, which only manages to come up with "Hard Drive Not Exist"), resetting the BIOS and system recovery none of these seem to work.
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The hard drive test could not detect the hard drive, indicates a faulty drive.
Also if the drive does not spin up or is making clicking sounds then the it is definitely faulty.
You need to buy a new drive.
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it caused the hard drive malfunction try open the bios and try to read the hard drive is your hard disk stll there. in some case on the hp compaq laptop the hard drive was detecting eror but it can be use to external hard drive. you can find some usb to mini ata or usb to sata to try your hard drive on another laptop or pc(make it external hard drive)
Your hard drive may have failed. I suggest you remove your hard drive and re-connect it to your laptop to make sure it is make proper connection. Boot up and go into the BIOS to see if the hard disk is detected. If the hard disk is not detected then most likely the hard disk has failed. To get your laptop working, you will need to purchase a new hard disk and install Windows on the new hard disk plus the Pavilion device drivers and your programs,
You can download the device drivers from the Compaq/HP WEBsupport/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the XP orVista Windows version of the drivers you require and install them. Click onthis link to download the drivers: - http://welcome.hp.com/country/au/en/cs/support.html
The problem could be one of these -
The hard disk needs reseating to make proper electrical connection.
The hard disk is faulty.
The BIOS has not detected the hard disk.
The hard disk controller is faulty
To determine the fault -
Reseat the hard disk and boot up the laptop.
Check the BIOS configuration - does it detect the hard disk. The BIOS may have a hard disk diagnostic, if so then run the diagnostic.
For a further hard disk test - remove the hard disk and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If the hard disk is OK then this computer will detect it as an external hard drive and you can open the folders and files.
If not then the hard disk is confirmed faulty.
To get the Gateway working, install a new hard drive and install Windows, the laptop's device drivers and your programs.
This POST error refers to possible fault with the disk controller or the hard disk. Most likely you have a faulty hard disk.
Try reseating the hard drive first and if the problem remains then you need to test the hard drive. Do this by removing the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect the adapter to a working computer's USB port. If this computer see this as an external hard drive and you can open the various folders and files, then the hard drive is OK and the fault is the disk controller on the laptop's motherboard.
If the hard drive is not recogonized then it is faulty and you need to purchase a new hard drive, install Windows etc. to get the laptop functioning again.
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The problem is either the BIOS is not detecting the hard drive or the hard drive is faulty or the disk controller is faulty. Check the BIOS setting to see if it has detected the hard disk, and if there is a hard drive diags run it to test the hard drive. Try reseating the hard drive and if it doesn't work, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. Plug this adapter into a working computer's USB port and if this computer detects this as an external hard drive and you can view and open the various folders and files, then the hard drive is OK. If you haven't any files or folders in the hard drive, then format the hard drive from this computer to test this hard drive. If the hard drive is OK then the fault is probably the disk controller.
If the hard drive is faulty, then you need a new hard drive in your computer.
The PXE-X61 error means that the laptop cannot detect the hard drive. This can be caused by a faulty disk controller, or a faulty disk drive. 1st. Reseat the hard drive and see if the laptop boots up.
2nd. Go into the BIOS configuration and see if the BIOS detects the hard drive.
3rd. If the BIOS can't detect the hard disk, the remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer detects this drive as an external disk drive and you can see the contents of the hard drive, then the hard drive is OK and the fault is in the laptop.
4th. If the hard drive cannot be detected then the hard drive is faulty, you need to replace the faulty hard drive in your laptop and install Windows to get an operating laptop again.
You computer cannot find your hard disk. The hard drive could be faulty or the hard disk controller has failed. Reseat the hard drive (remove it and install it again), this may fix your problem with the connector on the motherboard. If reseating doesn't work, the hard drive may be faulty, remove the drive and insert it into a USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port, if this computer see your hard disk as an external drive and you can see the contents of the hard drive then it is OK and the fault most likely is the controler in the laptop. If you cannot see the hard drive then the hard drive is faulty. To get your laptop operational again, you need a new hard disk and need to install Windows on the new hard disk together with your
The laptop can't find a hard disk, eirher the hard drive is faulty or not seated properly.
Take out the hard drive and reseat it again then see if the laptop boots up. If it still can't find the hard drive, listen to the hard drive, is it spinning up, is it making clicking noises? This indicates a faulty drive and needs to be replaced.
You can also test the hard drive by removing the hard drive and attaching it to a USB hard drive adapter and then plug it into a working computer's USB port. If the hard drive is OK then the computer will see it as an external drive and you can view and open the files.