Can you shed some light on me? Sometimes, my other computer (not this one as my family own four: one newly bought (I am using it), one with this problem, one three years old, and one... i don't know but we have four computers) cannot detect the hard drive. My father already fixed it, but I fear it would come back again. Please help me!
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The hard drive may be failing, or just the OS or hard drive corrupted. You could try this. Pull the hard drive out, and use a USB Hard Drive Adapter (like this... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812196455&cm_re=usb_connector_hard_drive-_-12-196-455-_-Product) to connect the hard drive to a friend's computer, and save all the personal files (documents, pictures, etc.) you can to a folder on the friend's computer or an external hard drive.
Then, you could try to do a Factory Restore on the computer, and if that works, copy your personal files back to your newly restored computer.
First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
This means that your hard drive is not detected by your computer.Unplug your computer then open the cover then check if the connector of the hard disk are properly connected and the power supply on the hard disk are also properly connected. And try to feel if your hard is vibrating when you powered it on. Because if the hard disk does not vibrating it means that your hard disk have no power or not properly connected to the connectors or damage. Sometimes i experienced this problem thats all i done then it works.
If you just got the computer new from HP, you should definitely contact HP support. The computer cannot tell that you have a hard drive in your computer. It could be an error with the hard drive itself or the hard drive connector. Unless you are comfortable opening the bottom of your laptop and checking the hard drive connection, you should contact HP.
its very simple.... enter the bios setting...The BIOS settings menu is accessible by pressing the f2
or f10 or the f6
key on some computers. if the BIOS provides an option to disable the native-SATA configuration in the BIOS, do the following steps to Disable the native-SATA in the BIOS
1. Use the cursor to navigate the Configuration
options to locate the Native-SATA setting.
2. If there is a SATA setting, select the Disable
option, and then press F10
to save the change and restart the computer.
if your system bios does not contain such option.... then find "Native SATA mode" or "SATA IDE" then change "AHCI" to "ATA" then press F10
to save the change and restart the computer.
Hello, Most modern cameras allow direct file copying.All you need to do is to 1) Connect the camera to your computer using the USB able that came along with your camera. 2) Now the pc will detect the camera and show it as a storage device,just like it would show a pen drive. 3) Now you can open the newly detected storage and there you will find the pictures taken with your camera.Look inside all folder available within the drive to find your pics. 4) Now you can simple copy the pics there and paste in on any folder/drive on your computer hard disk like you would copy any other file.i.e,simply selecting all the files you need to upload to your pc,right click and then select the option Copy,and then browsing to any folder on your hard disk,right click and then select paste.
What is the connection your using?
you can try formatting the hard drive first,
the file system on your your computer might not recognize the file format of your hard drive.
try to check in bios if the drive is detected or not.
First I would verify that USB ports are functioning properly by plugging another device into the port and verifying that it works. If it does, then you can try restarting the computer - as sometimes the computer will detect an external drive on startup. You should also make sure that the software provided by the manufacture is correctly installed.
1.Check your BIOS and make sure the drive is detected.. or 2.The problem is your computer is trying to boot from something other than the hard drive with the OS on it.
Remove any thumbdrives if you have any in.Check the floppy drive (if you have one in the computer) to see if there is a disk in there. Sometimes, the computer tries to boot off a floppy if there is one in the drive
3.Your hard drive probably crashed. You will most likely need a new hard drive.