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Computer isn't recognizing hard drive

I was on the internet and computer locked up. it wouldn't reboot screen went message said it had a virus to run chkdsk /f. I did and it reported no problems. Is there a specific virus that targets the hard drive so it can't be seen anymore. Hp is telling me the hard drive crashed and can't be fixed and it is not under warrenty. It is only a little over a year old. computer will boot but not run any programs only windows if i disable the primary hard drive.

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  • jpdebber Dec 17, 2007

    I found out the problem after 48 hours of trying to get the hard drive back. Norton crashed this computer. I had to delete the hard drive partition, reformat it and reinstall Vista. It is now working. When I spoke to HP, they told me to buy a new hard drive. When I spoke to Norton they said they couldn't help me. Why do companies install this crap on new machines if they don't work. I downloaded Mcafee and it won't work with Vista either. Does anyone know what anti-virus I can use with Vista that is compatible with it. They all ssay they are but they arent.



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Unable to see full amount of hard drive. Additional information and help with why the computer may not recognize the hard drive

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