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Please replace your harddrive.

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My old hard drive stoped working so I got a preowned one and now it is telling me it can't read the hard drive what do I do


The preowned hard drive maybe faulty.
To test this hard drive, connect this hard drive to an USB hard drive adapter then plug the USB hard drive adapter into the USB port of a working computer. If this computer can see the USB adapter and hard drive as an external storage device and you can view the folders and files on this hard drive the the hard drive is working, if not the the hard drive is faulty and you need a new hard drive.

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Aspire one can not detecthard drive


Repair laptop hard drive is not detected

Solution 1
1. Open the hard drive cover (remove two screws)
2. Remove the hard drive screws, then slide the hard drive (see the arrows)
3. Wait 15 minutes, then plug the hard drive
4. Turn on the laptop.

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Solution 2
1. Remove the hard drive
2. Clean the gold layer with a pencil eraser
3. Plug the hard drive, then turn on your laptop


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Solution 3
1. Remove the hard drive
2. Plug jumper on the hard drive
3. Plug the hard drive, then turn on your laptop

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Solution 4
1. Remove the hard drive, plug the external cable.
2. Connect the hard drive to another computer, with USB connection
3. If the hard drive can be detected, eject the hard drive
4. Plug the hard drive to the laptop, then turn on
Intended to make the hard drive can work with the help of another computer


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Solution 5
1. Remove the laptop hard drive
2. Plug the laptop hard drive to my PC.
SATA1 - PC hard drive
SATA2 - Laptop hard drive
3. Boot the computer from a PC hard drive
The purpose of using a PC computer main-board as drivers of the laptop hard drive.


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Sounds like the hard drive has come unplugged. Or the hard drive might have died.

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Possible crash of the hard drive or the partition. Try and see to reboot and get the drive to work before confirming.

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Windows did'nt find any hard drive


Go to the BIOS configuration and see it the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn,t detect the hard drive then the hard drive coulf be faulty.
Another way to check the hard drive. Remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and then connect this to a computer's USB port. If this computer does not detect it as and external storage device, then the hard drive is faulty.
To get your laptop operational again, insertl a new hard drive and install Windows on this hard drive, together with the laptop's device drivers and your programs.

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PXE - E63 error


This error is related to the hard drive.
It could be a faulty connection on the hard drive - try re-seating the hard drive.
The hard drive may be faulty - go into the BIOS and see if the BIOS detects the hard drive.
If the BIOS cannot detect the hard drive then the hard drive may be faulty ot the laptop's hard disk controller could be faulty.
To determine if the hard drive is faulty, remove the hard drive and connect it into an USB hard drive adapter and plug this adapter into a working compute's USB port. If this computer cannot see this hard drive as an external hard drive then this hard drive is faulty and needs to be replaced.
When the new hard drive is installed in the Compaq laptop, insert your Windows installation CD and install Windows, plus the Compaq's device drivers and your programs to get a working laptop again.

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What hardrive for my armada M700?


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  1. Shut down the computer and remove Battery Pack and AC adapter.
  2. Locate Hard Drive compartment on the front panel, just left of the head phone jack.
  3. Turn Notebook upside down.
  4. Remove the one torx screw that is securing the hard drive. (A security screwdriver was provided with the computer.)
  5. Push down on the hard drive bezel on the front of the hard drive.
  6. Lift the bezel up 90 degrees to create a handle. Pull the hard drive out of the hard drive bay.
  7. Remove the 4 black screws at each corner and lift off the black tray.
  8. Gently remove the silver bracket and connector.
  9. Place connector on new hard drive.
  10. Place the black tray on the HDD. When looking at the hard drive with the label up, the black bezel goes along the left side of the hard drive.
  11. Replace the 4 black screws from step 7.
  12. With the hard drive bezel pulled down, slide the hard drive into the hard drive bay.
  13. Push up on the hard drive bezel to secure the hard drive in the bay.
  14. Secure the hard drive bay by replacing the screw from step 4.
  15. Replace the battery pack and all cables

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Complaining about hard disk not inserted


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.

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Computer cant find hard drive


If 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.

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Hard drive removal


Remove the hard drive
  1. Loosen the two Phillips-head screws that secure the hard drive cover to the bottom of the notebook.
  2. Use your finger or a flat-bladed tool to lift the inside edge of the hard drive cover and remove it.
  3. Loosen the spring-loaded Phillips-head screw that secures the hard drive.
  4. Hold the Mylar tab and pull the hard drive toward the outside edge of the base enclosure to disconnect the hard drive from the system board connector.
  5. Lift the hard drive out of the bay and remove.
  6. Place the hard drive in a static dissipative bag.
Replace the hard drive
  1. Remove the hard drive from the static dissipative bag.
  2. Place the hard drive into the hard drive bay.
  3. Push the hard drive toward the inside of the base enclosure until the connector is seated.
  4. Tighten the spring-loaded Phillips-head screw that secures the hard drive.
  5. Insert the hard drive cover into the enclosure.
  6. Tighten the two Phillips-head screws.

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