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Re: not responding hard disk
The problem is that the hard drive cannot be read properly.
The list of the things that may produce such a problem is bad power supply, bad data cable, bad mainboard, too many unproper shutdowns that damaged file consystency and bad hard drive (the HD electronic board or the inner plates), anyway, if you can get windows to load up run a check disk with the windows utility here are the steps
1) press START
2) press MY COMPUTER
3) right click on the drive and choose PROPERTIES
4) press the TOOLS tab
5) press CHECK NOW
6) tag (V) both options you get in the new menu--AUTOMATICALLY... and SCAN...
7) if it is your primary HD you will receive a notice that the function cannot be performed at this time, answer YES
8) turn off the computer and restart
9) the check will start automatically on computer restart
If the problem continues BACKUP any important data (if you can) and take it to a repair shop, make sure they BACKUP your data BEFORE they try to solve the problem.
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At what stage of the installation process do you get the message ? Which operating system are you trying to load ? Is there an operating system on your hard drive ?
You have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive
Restart your computer during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
Note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
Note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd
Until i know whwt the error message is and relates to i am unable to help
If you want to know what this is the error code is related to
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management then select event viewer this may vary depending on what operating system you have extend the events there you will see errors in red you will no what exactly what the error was and at what time it occured or click start type in event viewer pressENTER you might be able work your way through the problem if you need more help with this post a reply with the error message details hope it helps
you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP: The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include: IDE0 means Pri master IDE1 means Pri slave IDE2 means Sec master IDE3 means Sec slave
or if you are using a USB insert your usb drive: click start right click on my computer select open you should see your USB drive right click then select format another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format: hope this helps
sounds like your pc is trying to boot from a disc drive without an operating system installed on it. I sometimes get this with my toshiba 1.5G external. Try turning off any non-booting drive connected to the machine and try again. If you don't have any external device connected then your system disc is either corrupt or dead and needs replacing or the operating system reinstalling.
you might try this before you format your hardvdrive uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive
hope this helps
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press delete to enter setup
Press and hold delete during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
this will erase you operating system you have to have a operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)
Buy a new hard disk drive! Use the 2 golden Gateway, Applications, Drivers, & Operating System disc, also known as Restoration DVD to reinstall your Gateway programs & operating system. After that, reinstall your backups.
How much disk space do you need? Why buy a 320 GB HDD if you only use 4 GB? So, keep the bytes down if you don't need them and that will keep the costs down, too!
The Gateway support discs can be had at: www.Gateway.com/Support .
you can download and create a "repair" disk that will be able to scan your hardware without the need of windows. click here to download the disk, unzip it and create a disk. follow the directions in the setup menus.
from the sounds of it your boot sector has become corrupt good luck
1st plug any hard disk of urs and get a bootebel cd u can say not the xp 1 but u can find old cds like windows 98 or milenium and boot it..after sellect the cd rom support aplication..wen loaded right fdisk select yes and yes..after that delet dos or any existing partitions and restart do the sam thing again but this tim make dos partition wen ur finish restart and go in again but wen loaded on a:\ wright format C: and accept..after format is finished retstart but this time boot frome windows xp or the operation system disk u want 2 install..and folow the instruction..and if i didnt work after u do all that u go 2 ms dos and make a scandisk for c after u format u can see all comands in a:\dir , thats all and 4 the other hard drive u dont need 2 do the same just after u install widows u plug it and go 2 cotrol panell in administrative tools and select the icon that have a pc signe and after that frome the second option u select the 3 and u see ur second hard disk format it and scan it and evry thing will be just fine........
Hi, assuming the hdd won't finish a format, it is possible that some sectors are damaged. If you still want to try and use the hdd even with these defects, you can try and partition the hdd. Guesstimate at what point the hdd stops responding and really guess where the defects end. With this info, partition the hdd into 3 with the middle containing the defective sectors. Format only the first and third partitions. For simplicity, Win98 might be easier to work with rather than XP.
Hope this be of some help. Do post again and let us know how things turn up.