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Recently built a new desktop(breaking out of the pre-built hp era) my new desktop will not read my hp 5000s hard drive which contains every picture I've taken in the last 3 years as well as over 5000 mp3's hp customer support says that I need to have it repaired??? is there anyway to recover the precious data on this drive?

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What's happening? Do you get an unrecognized USB device error and is the yellow LED on the front flashing on and off rapidly? If so, your drive could be locked due to a firmware issue on the hard drive itself. I had this problem and followed the very detailed instructions on the internet to unlock the drive with ZERO data loss. I followed that by updating the firmware. If this sounds like your problem, google search "unbrick seagate drive" and you'll find plenty of information on how to fix the problem.

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Click on the "Start" button and input "Recovery" into the search box.
Click on "Recovery Manager."
Click on the "Advanced Options" button when the Windows recovery manager appears. Choose the "System Recovery" option from the list and click on "Next."
Click "No" to decline using the Microsoft system restore and click "Next." Note that HP computers have their own restore system.
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Click on "Next" when the screen reads "Recover without backing up your files." Note that after you proceed with this step, you will lose any and all information on your Hard Drive that you did not back up.
Restart your computer after it has finished the recovery procedure. Visit the HP Support and drivers website and click on the option that says "Download drivers and software (and firmware)." Enter your computer model number (find this on the front of your tower) and press "Enter."
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Double-click the driver package and follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers.
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Copy the files to the appropriate places on your hard drive.
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The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.
If the problem is severe enough, you may not be able to start the HP Desktop Recovery Manager from Windows but you can start it manually by following the steps below.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
Press the F11 key after the computer first powers on to start the HP Recovery Manager.

Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.
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Click "Finish" when the recovery is complete.
Reconnect devices and reboot the computer.
Reinstall software and update Windows and HP to current settings.


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Click on the "Advanced Options" button when the Windows recovery manager appears. Choose the "System Recovery" option from the list and click on "Next."

Click "No" to decline using the Microsoft system restore and click "Next." Note that HP computers have their own restore system.

Click on "Back up your files first (recommended)." Click on "Next." Follow the instructions given to you by the recovery manager for backing up your files.

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Save these files to removable storage devices such as DVD disks, CD disks, alternative hard drives (that you are not performing a system reset on) or flash drives.

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