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Hp harddrives have 2 hp computers one hard drive cant be detectted. no system recovery disk for that mode. can i switch it out to model taht does and use it's recovery disk to fix?

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Install the undetected drive in an external enclosure and you should be able to use it as normal provided it has not crashed completely.

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Did a system recovery with recovery disks it failed got corrupted disks and files cant reload op


Have you tried recovery from your hard drive first (this may or may not exist on your particular computer model) and performing recovery may lose data (your personally created files, music, pictures, etc.), depending on options you choose.

You can likely order recovery disks from HP for your model. Visit this link and put in your information:

http://h20141.www2.hp.com/Hpparts/Default.aspx?mscssid=B082A879119D4FDF9B19111AAC896A99


If you can't locate the correct information from their website, I recommend that you give them a call, so that a person can assist you with getting the correct recovery disks.

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I have a HP pavilion Entertainment PC and well i just got it and well when i start it the computer just says system diagnostics and there are four options f1 f2 f3 f4 and they all are tests and then it...


If you just got the computer new from HP, you should definitely contact HP support. The computer cannot tell that you have a hard drive in your computer. It could be an error with the hard drive itself or the hard drive connector. Unless you are comfortable opening the bottom of your laptop and checking the hard drive connection, you should contact HP.

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I just restarted my HP and now it says there is no hard drive and I dont have a recovery disk


try disconnecting the drive and reseating it first.

If you enter the bios (f10 on startup) does the computer even detect the drive? If not - try reseating it - don't forget to power off first

Failing that try the hp recovery partition
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Press the power button to start the HP. Press and hold the F11 key to launch the HP Recovery Manager from the recovery partition.
2
Backup any files you want to save. Follow the HP Recovery Manager instructions to save any important files before continuing with the recovery process.
3
Continue the recovery process. After backing up files to an external device or CD/DVDs, select the option to perform a system recovery.
4
Obtain and install updates for the HP. After your system reboots, use HP update manager as well as Windows update to restore all critical updates to your HP computer.
5
Make a set of recovery disks. Use HP Recovery Manager and select "Advanced Options" to create a set of recovery disks that can be used in the event that your HP cannot access the hard drive.

Feb 25, 2011 | HP G60-235DX Notebook

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The hard drive crashed will not start


If the hard drive have crashed meaning that the hard drive itself is damaged, then your solution is to replace a new harddrive. If you do have a recovery disc already made, or one is provided then you will have to use that disc once the hard drive is replaced with the new one, and follow the procedure to reinstalled the operating system. If the original hard drive had crash and does no work anymore (where the bios/computer cannot detect it) and you have important data that you would like to retrive, there are places such as office depot, bestbuy, where they can help you send it to a recovery file center to recover files from your damaged hard drive. Do not attemp to fix or open a damaged harddrive, you can forever damage the files on the cyclinder disc. 2) Now if your harddrive crash in term as windows just crashing and you cannot get into your operating system and the bios is still able to detect the hard drive, and it's giving you a error message, then you will only need to reinstall, or do a windows recovery through your recovery disc, If you do not have a recovery or made the disc, then you will need to buy a new operating system software. If you computer does not start meaning no display on the screen at all, then please replay back. That is a different story.

Feb 06, 2011 | Acer Aspire 7720-6569 Notebook

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My computer wont read my iomega external hard drive but read before now its just local disk c ...try to open but will freeze ...have a lot of stuff on hard drive so i cant just format it again...


This is quite a tough one, First does the external hard drive appear when on your computer at all? I would assume disk "c:" that you mention is your main drive or your internal harddrive. If you don't see your external on the computer when you have it plugged in and turned on. Then there is a promblem. 1) Make sure driver is installed, usually when you turn on the external harddrive or plug it in to the computer, the windows sound (found device) usually pops up. 2) Check all connections if all is properly made, and if you have another computer, test it on that computer if you get another different result. If same result is made, and all connection are properly secured. Then you external harddrive enclosure, or the harddrive disk inside it is bad. 3) Listen to your harddrive to see if you hear the drive inside it spins, or if it is making any noise. If spin you could be ok, if it is humming or clicking loudly like it's stuck, then you are kind of done for and could pretty much say goodby to all those files and stuff (with exception) 4) You can take the hard disk inside the external enclosure and hook it up to a computer (if you need help how to, let me know) and see if the computer is able to read it. If not, then definitly your drive is damaged. You can still recover the files, but can't gaurentee a full recovery. In that case, you can take it to bestbuy, office depot, and tell them about the promblem and have them do a data recovery. It is costly, I mean very costly. Anywhere from $250-$750+
Now, if your computer could detect it and give it a drive letter for exmaple D:, but unable to access the files, you can probraly do a error-checking when right click for propertie of the drive.

Feb 01, 2011 | Iomega 33089 250 GB Hard Drive

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My harddrive its make a soung bip bip countinuing and didnt detected its sound come out from my harddrive not from my mainboard i've tried to replace to another computer...and there is the same trouble.


Your hard disk is bad. You will need to purchase a replacement one. If you need the data off of that disk contact a data recovery company to get the data back.

Jan 25, 2011 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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CANT DETECT HARD DRIVE


may be your harddrive has bed sectors but u can fix bed sector.
U have to first delete all partition and create new partrtion then
format alll partition.

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Exterenal harddrive unreadable


Please try it on another computer and see if you get the same results.

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Computer not reading the hard drive


i have formatted the hard drive and put in all three recovery discs and it still won't load windows xp home edition.. i thought that was what the recovery discs were for.. maybe the hard drive is bad i don't know but if someone is having the same problem i could sure use some help here..

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