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Har drive problem

When i power on the computer it will not read the hard drive installed in the computer but it will read the hard drive from a USB source. is there any way to fix this?

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  • SuchIsLife Jun 02, 2008

    I was able to get into windows until i tried to get rid of the startup password, now it wont let me into windows. When i tried reinstalling windows it got started and then said the hard disk is locked and i can't figure out what is wrong?? I can start up from the disk drive.

  • anshumannn Oct 09, 2008

    when i boot my laptop it don't read the hard disk?

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Check your bios for startup order

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http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=5757&file=15&evp=fb0a8fee133295405b5af3205e8d2424

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Power off your computer leaving the USB stick inserted.


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Power off your computer and remove the USB stick.


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