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Re: disk drive not working
It depends on whats wrong.. If the drive has failed, then you are out of luck.. But there are a few tests you might do.. It could just be a controller card and most pcs have two of those.. but you need to open up the computer to try a test.. So make sure the power is disconnected.. There is a secondary port where the data cable can be connected to, if this does not work, maybe the drive can be tested by moving it into another pc.. There are a number of options, but you need to have some pc knowledge to try them, or have a friend who can help.
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Disk zero would be your internal drive and you do not want to be messing about with that.
Right click on My Computer Select manage Select Disk Management Identify the (correct) disk Right click on this disk and select Mark Partition as Active If already active select the option to assign a drive letter.
If you are saying you have already done this and these options are blanked out then it looks like your hard drive "box" is being recognised but not the drive itself which may be a drive problem. If they supplied a CD, please run it to see if it installs any drivers.
In safe mode 1.Scan with superantispyware free http://www.superantispyware.com/ 2. Scan with antivirus Avast- your virus protection may be corrupt http://www.avast.com/index 3. defragment and disk clean up along with disk check 4. reset or restore internet explorer or browser if things go well you need to scan your computer regularly and update virus data bank if things are not working, chances are your windows is corrupt and you can either install a fresh copy of windows or restore your computer using your recovery disk 4. Lastly do a diagnostic scan making sure your hard drive doesn't require replacement good luck!
Turn off the computer Henry then turn it back on and hold down the alt key and tap F10 and make sure you remove any disks from the CD drive. It would appear that the hard drive is having boot sector issues.
The error PXE-E61: Media test failure usually means the hard diskhas failed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty.First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.
Insert the original "System Restore" CD/DVD into the CD/DVD drive.
Restart the computer.
Press a key to "change boot order".
Choose to boot from the CD/DVD drive.
Does your computer start to read the disk, and start to load something?
If so, then there's _nothing_ wrong with your computer that _WOULD_ be corrected by doing a "reset" of the BIOS. Put differently, try a "reset" of the BIOS *ONLY* as the _LAST_ thing that you try.
It's more likely that your 'C:' drive has a problem that prevents Windows from loading.
Take your computer to a qualified technician, for more trouble-shooting.
Well, if the computer does not even boot from the recovery disc, i would suggest that you take out your drive and backup the files you want to keep and format the drive. Install windows on the clean drive and it should work perfectly again. Always remember to keep your virus protector updated. Hope this can help.
Hi Andrew, I can suggest a few things but does not sound good. I am assuming you are on a PC-Windows.
1. Try the drive on another computer. If it acts the same, you have ruled out a configuration or driver issue conflict on your computer and you can focus on the drive. If it works on another computer, then you would need to go into your original computers device manager to see what errors you are getting.
2. If the drive does not work elsewhere then about the only thing you can do is replace the cable... assuming it is replaceable.
3. Not that this is a fix but I have had drives that failed to work properly and, after being put in the refrigerator for an hour or so, I could get to spin up long enough to get files off them before they got hot again and stop working. As I say, this will not fix anything but it may confirm that it is defective. Don't laugh but why this sometimes works is heat sensitive IC's, poor solder connections or some disk alignment mech. problems that stop the drive from working at or above room temp.
If the drive is history, probably more cost effective to just replace it unless it is under warranty.
Hi, it is usual to drives not recognized if it is new and connected to the system. Now, try this one to make it active. Go to Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Administrative Tools, Computer Management. Under
Computer Management, expand Storage->Disk Management. On the results
panel, Right Click the Volume(X:) then click Mark Partition as Active
or click Reformat.
*I hope this fixes your problem. If you have problems, please drop me a comment and I'll gladly help you.
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