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My laptop has a Hitachi HTS541612J9SA00 Disk Drive which has stopped working. The computer can identify the drive and said its up to date. But it will not recognize any disks and my nero and media center will say that there is no drive installed.

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  • coleman619 May 28, 2008

    Its an internal drive, I guess I need a new one then!

  • coleman619 May 29, 2008

    If you could that would be great.

  • coleman619 Jun 03, 2008

    I'm having trouble with this, when I hit F8 I cannot find the 'boot from utility' option. Would this be listed as another option?

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Try to install the Drive by Opening Control panel and Clicking Add new Hardware and following the on screen instructions. If that dosent work The drive may be shot and you may need to get another drive. Also is the drive internal or external?

Hope This Helps
All The Best,
RCF

Posted on May 28, 2008

  • Ryan Frame
    Ryan Frame May 28, 2008

    Now do You know how to run tests on your hard drive? If you don't I can walk you through It. The tests will tell me if the hard drive can still be used or if it will no longer function.

    All The Best,
    RCF

  • Ryan Frame
    Ryan Frame May 29, 2008

    When the start screen comes up hit F8 one of the options is to boot from utility partition. Do that and you will be in a screen. Go to hard drive and do all tests on it. Tell me what they say.


    Hope this Helps
    All The Best,
    RCF


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