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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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Hdd driver for WD 3200BVT-80JJ5TO DATE. 6 OKT 2011. And how it happen was when I was reinstalling windows I deleted the driver for hdd and now I am really in trouble..... Please answer A.S.A.P. Thank


Paul,
The driver for the HDD is actually built into the HDD. Windows 7 contains a driver to communicate with the drive. If you have a backed up copy of your operating system (created by you on DVD's or CD's when you purchased the machine) then you have all you need to do a complete erasing of the hard disk and restoring it to the way it was when you purchased it (all your added data and programs will be lost).

Performing a system restore:

HP Recovery Manager software allows you to repair or restore the computer to its original factory state. HP Recovery Manager works from recovery discs, a recovery flash drive, or from a dedicated
recovery partition (select models only) on the hard drive. NOTE: A system restore needs to be performed if the computer hard drive has failed or if all attempts to correct any functional computer issues fail. A system restore should be used as a final attempt to correct computer issues.
Note the following when performing a system restore:

You can restore only the system that you have previously backed up. HP recommends that you use Recovery Manager to create either a set of recovery discs or a recovery flash drive as soon as you set up the computer.

Windows has its own built-in repair features, such as System Restore. If you have not already tried these features, try them before using HP Recovery Manager.

HP Recovery Manager restores only software that was preinstalled at the factory. Software not provided with this computer must be downloaded from the manufacturer's Web site or reinstalled
from the disc provided by the manufacturer.

Restoring using the dedicated recovery partition (select models only)

When using the dedicated recovery partition, there is an option to back up pictures, music and other audio, videos and movies, recorded TV shows, documents, spreadsheets and presentations, e-mails,
Internet favorites and settings during this process.

To restore the computer from the recovery partition, follow these steps:

1. Access HP Recovery Manager in either of the following ways:

Select Start > All Programs > HP > HP Recovery Manager > HP Recovery Manager.

- or -

Turn on or restart the computer, and then press esc while the "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu" message is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Then, press f11 while the "F11 (System Recovery)" message is displayed on the screen.

2. Click System Recovery in the HP Recovery Manager window.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Restoring using the restore media

1. If possible, back up all personal files.

2. Insert the first recovery disc into the optical drive on your computer or an optional external optical drive, and then restart the computer.
- or -
Insert the recovery flash drive into a USB port on your computer, and then restart the computer.
NOTE: If the computer does not automatically restart in the HP Recovery Manager, the computer boot order needs to be changed.

3. Press f9 at system bootup.

4. Select the optical drive or the flash drive.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Hope this helps you out.
Al

Oct 05, 2014 | Hard Drives

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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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I have transcend storejet 320GB hard disk,I cannot able to acces the folders which have been saved in that.. 1.If i open the hard disk,it's showing only the word document which i didn't make any folder...


Please try to change the view type of the Folders.

1. Click on view on the standard tool bar, select different views like, tiles, list, thumbanils etc.
2. open the harddrive, select search and search for all files and folders.
3. Connect same harddrive in other computer and check whether it detects all other folders.
If yes,
restart the computer and connect the hard drive again.

All the best!!

Jan 22, 2011 | Transcend StoreJet 320 GB USB 20 Hard...

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Boot won't read


Operating system not found. Check hard drive for loose connection power and interface. Reseat it to be sure (power cord disconnected and unit totally turn off before you reseat it).

Go to Bios setting check whether hard drive is been detected or re-detect it to refresh. If harddrive is not detected. Check again for loose wiring. If now detected, reboot it should until the end of operating system loading.

If it say again " requires sytem disk" ,corrupted OS --- repair or reinstall.

Apr 08, 2009 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40 GB Hard Drive

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Exterenal harddrive unreadable


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

Mar 03, 2009 | Toshiba 120GB USB 2.0 Portable External...

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Computer suddenly not reading external harddrive


I managed to fix it by unplugging the harddrive from the main electrical power source.

Nov 23, 2008 | Western Digital 500GB My Book World...

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FULL fantom external usb harddrive is not acknowleged after power outage running check disk.


ACS Data Recovery specializes in Fantom hard drives, and can perform successful recoveries on any model Fantom hard drive. If you have a crashed Fantom hard drive, please call us today to get a quote: 1-800-717-8974

unless you fancy trying to connect the drive inside the unit directly to a pc by taking the box a part.

Jul 18, 2008 | Fantom Titanium Hard Drive

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Hard drive recovery, hard drive is damaged


My brother's MacBook Pro had a similar issue a few years ago. In his case the issue started when he attempted to update the OS to the then most recent version. The update failed with an error saying that the Hard Disk needed to be repaired and instructing him to restart in Recovery Mode and repair the disk. When he did this the "Repair Disk" option was grayed out as you said. From my searches then it seems that the drive entered a "write-locked" state that prevented it from mounting. I was able to recover his files and restore the computer to working order. You will need another computer that has enough free space to hold the files you want to save, and the appropriate cable to connect the misbehaving computer to the working computer.
This procedure requires booting in Recovery Mode and erasing the non-working computer's hard drive, reformatting it, and restoring the system.
1. Turn on the working computer.
2. Make sure the non-working computer is turned off, connect the two computers using the appropriate cable (FireWire or Thunderbolt)
3. Turn on the non-working computer holding down the "T" key to enter Target Disk Mode. (This worked in the case of my brother's computer, but I can't guarantee that this will work in your case, but if you could get it into Verbose mode I would think you should be able to get into Target Disk Mode.)
4. The non-working computer's hard drive icon should appear on the working computer's desktop. You may get a message that you cannot alter the contents of the external drive (non-working computer), but you will be able to transfer files from the non-working machine to the working one.
NOTE: You could connect a dedicated external drive to the working computer and transfer files from the non-working computer to the external drive using the working computer as an intermediary of sorts.
5. Transfer the files you wish to save. We will be erasing the non-working computer's drive and restoring the system so be certain you have what you need transferred before you get to that step.
6. Once you have saved all of the files you need to save, you can eject the non-working computer's hard drive, and turn off the non-working computer.
7. If possible connect the computer to the internet, if not possible you can use wi-fi, but it may take longer.
8. Connect the non-working computer to the drive with your most recent backup.
8. Turn on the non-working computer holding down the "Command+R" keys.
9. Once the computer is in Recovery Mode choose the option to Restore From Backup
10. You will then be asked to choose which backup to use, and then click "Restore". Once this process is done you should be able to boot the system. You can then transfer the files you saved to the other computer or external hard drive back to the restored computer.
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My computer stopped detecting my hard drive


Hi, Based on your post/description: 1. Tried on 3 different computers - no go, so it's not a PC problem; 2. Tried replacing the cable - no go, so it's not an interface problem; 3. That leaves you only with the Firelite itself. An external hardrive would consist of 2 main parts, the electronic board and the hard disk itself. The board seldom (if ever) fails. Its function is to provide conversion/interface from the SATA/IDE connectors of the HD to the out USB/Firewire. The HD more often than not fails. Most external storage uses a standard HD inside the enclosure. Your possible options: a. Claim warranty/replacement; b. Replace the HD only; c. Physically remove the HD and connect it direct to a desktop either as IDE or SATA and run manufacturer's diagnostic and/or third party recovery software; d. Seek services of professional data recovery firms (if data/files are mission critical); Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

Sep 03, 2007 | SmartDisk FireLite 40 GB Hard Drive

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