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Hardisk failure my computerwon't boot on my hardisk

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  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    laptop want reconize hard drive or cd. i have tryed 3 of work good till i unplug hard drive.




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If you connect it to another computer, does the computer READ the hard drive or BOOT off it? If it just reads, that doesn't mean it boots, so there might still be something wrong with the drive or the OS. If it boots off it fine, well...then...yeah, there's probably something else wrong.

Hard drive controller? Uhm....power supply? Uh...bad connection? Cable? Front panel/power switch? Bad motherboard?

Swap out whatever parts you have handy and reconnect the logical things to reconnect. If you want to test the rest of the machine without the hard drive, download a live Linux CD iso, burn it to a CD, and see if it boots up off the optical drive. If the power goes on and off with the live CD, that might suggest a power supply problem. Or just a fried motherboard. Or fried RAM...or front panel stuff.... Or several other things. Hm....

Play with some stuff and report back. You can put parts (cables, RAM, whatever is easy) in a working computer to see if they cause a problem for process of elimination.

From what I've heard so far, I would guess a bad cable or connection, a bad hard drive controller, or a wiggy power supply, in that order. I don't know much from the description, though, so I could be totally off base. All of those are relatively easy fixes, so here's to hoping.

Good luck.

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Put in your Windows OS startup CD ROM disc. It should have come with your computer.

Then turn on PC with the CD ROM inside it. Now it should boot automatically from that Windows OS disc. Then you can fix the problem from there.

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Switch on the Power button
Press the Del key 
You will enter the computer BIOS settings
Select the 2nd option on the left side
choose the boot sequence
        1st boot - HDD
        2nd boot - CD ROM
        3rd boot- Floppy or disable
save the settings
then restart the system
it automattically detects the os from your hard disk

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It can be a few things that are causing your issue; try these tips and see if any work for you:
If they don’t at least post what exactly happens when you try to boot, and we’ll help you further.

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