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Hard drive when my computer boots up it says that theres no hard drive located do i need a new one or can i do anything to the i have

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Vostro 1500 every time i reseat the hard drive it works then i turn off the computer and turn it back on it gone again and im ask to reseat again and again

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First thing you can do is reseat the hard drive, sometimes they just loose contact.
If you reseat the drive and the drive is not detected and identified in the BIOS, then buy a replacement

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First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine. try it in different usb ports. Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers. then check. Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check. Also download driver for your harddrive from below link then install. Click here
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On most laptops it's pretty easy to remove the hard drive. Usually there's an access door on the bottom, while some others make you remove the keyboard. Once the drive is out, the easiest thing to do is hook the drive to a USB drive adapter. Then you can simply plug into a USB port on the new computer and access the data on the drive. Here's a typical adapter from one vendor so you'll know what you're looking for.

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SOURCE: My computer freezes without reason.I have to turn

Yes you can.
Unfortunately you haven't given your OS. I'll answer assuming it to be Windows XP.
Click Start button and click 'Run'. Type 'cmd' and press Enter key. A 'DOS window' will appear.
In this DOS window, type CHKDSK C: /F
This command will check the Hard Disk and try to repair errors found.
Try this and let us know the result.
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