My local hard disk (c: drive) become not accessible
Please do help me with this..i can't access my local c: drive i don't have any extra hard disk..i didn't yet do anything cause i'm affraid i might delete file(s) on it..please lend me some solution on how i can access my hard disk and retrieve my recent documents on it..as soon as possible..
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Re: my local hard disk (c: drive) become not accessible
If it's an IDE you can slave it into a working system & hopefully see it & copy the data off. If it's a seiral ATA SATA I/II, you'll need to add it to a working system. (All SATA's are masters). Again if seen, try to copy your data off. In both types it's a shot worth taking. Luck!
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This error means that your hard drive isn't functioning correctly. The computer is attempting to load the operating system off your hard drive but the computer can't find the operating system. There are several causes for this problem:
1. The hard drive has crashed. 2. The boot sector and/or operating system has become corrupted. 3. The hard drive has become disconnected from the laptop; this is unlikely but possible.
To determine what has happened follow these instructions: 1. Turn off netbook and remove all usb devices.
2. Turn on netbook and press whatever key enters the boot menu; often it is ESC or F10 - look on the first screen you see when you turn on the computer.
3. Look at the possible devices listed that you can choose from. If the hard drive isn't listed, then your netbook isn't detecting the hard drive likely because it has crashed. At this point you're going to have to take the netbook to a repair shop.
4. If your hard drive is listed, then it's possible that the hard drive is fine but that the boot sector has become corrupted. If you have access to a USB CD-Drive and a Windows installation disk or have a way to create a bootable USB flash drive, then there are some solutions that can be attempted. If you don't have access to these things, then you will have to take the netbook to a repair shop.
If you do have access to a Windows installation disk or can create a bootable USB flash drive, then post back to this solution and I can help you further.
Good luck, please post back to this solution if you have any difficulties, and thanks for using FixYa.
Connect the hard driver to another computer that works and run command prompt....Type CHKDSK (what drive it becomes with the : next to it like this C: , D: ,E: or F: ) /F /R ...... Example.... CHKDSK E: /F /R E: Is my second hard drive...don't turn off the computer it may take hours...After run Malware bites Here on drive from same computer and connect it to the dell and start
Check if you hard drive is recognised as dynamic disk (device managment-disk managment), those can be mounted into folders!
TRY to access the drive from DOS PROMPT, to lunch one, go "RUN", and type CMD.
TRY to access your drive frome the adress bar on top of MY COMPUTER window, enter the letter of your drive and hitt enter. (the drive my have missing/extra files manipulating its access, the file can look like "autorun").
If none of the above was helpfull, dont give up, WIN PE minicd can always help, google for it , download it, burn it, and run it, you will certainly find it helfull, and you can access your disk in the browser, and copy the files into the working location!
Good day sir/maam, if your problem is the hard disk drive, try to reformat it first, usually reinstall your XP. if it cannot be formatted or cannot detect by your laptop. go underneath your laptop, and find the access panel for your hard drive. Remove the panel and you may find the Hard drive. Get a new one, replace it reinstall your OS. It would be better if you can add extra information about your hard drive problem. Better yet visit your local service center/dealer for proper advice.
Hope I can help you with your problem. If your hard drive was installed to be used as D: in your old computer then you will have to set it up to be D: in the new computer. This may be why it is not being recognized. You can do this by connecting it as a slave on the primary IDE cable.
Also you will need to check the jumper on the hard drive to make sure it is set in the slave position.