i recently had a post here about my laptop being thrown up on, and looking for a new system board. Well I was able to buy the whole laptop base, with system board and power button so all i had to do was install the screen cd drive, hard drive, and wireless. I did all of this and put it back together, but when i try to start the computer it gives me a no hard drive installed error. What can I do? I ran the memory test and its 100% working, and in the start up test or whatever, the only thing with a problem is the hard drive not showing up.
I have a Compaq Presario CQ56-115dx and an HP 16gb flash drive that will not work with the computer. The flash drive works with my HP Pavilion laptop, but not with the Compaq. I have a 4gb HP flash drive that works with the computer just fine, along with a few SanDisk ones. I don't think that it's the USB drivers because my other flash drives work with the computer just fine. I really need to use the flash drive to back up information from the Compaq computer.
I just have HP i5 mother board replaced by manufacture. Apparently it does recognizes my external hard drives (3 units).it makes sound when I plug them on or unplug, the hard drives picture or icon were not registering on my screen on "my computer". it does recognizes the flash drives with no problem. Quote :[spoiler][/spoiler]
I have a HP Compaq 610 on Windows XP, 64bit, and I decided to wipe the hard drive clean before reinstalling Windows. However, after cleaning the drive, I am booting from the CD and after installing the first part, it stops at the point where Windows would have to start installing and I get the blue screen, and the common error message "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."0x0000007B(0xF7A2652C, C0000034).I have run a test on the hard drive and the memory, and it's all in perfect order?
I got a new 250GB hard drive for my HP Compaq 6820s hard drive a few weeks ago and now I can't boot from it as it's been infected with a virus which prevents it from booting. [I get a brief flash of the infamous "Blue Screen" before it returns to the HP screen. Is there any way; software-wise that I can clean the hard drive of any viruses if I put it in an external caddy?
my computer just restarted out of no where, and had to do a disc check upon the restart, it was a long process and hasn't happened to me yet with this computer. I took a pic of the event log i'll post it in a second i was just wondering if anyone could tell me what this possibly means, or what could be a cause of it? I'm running win7RC built computer HDradeon 4850 3 Hard Drives, 120(used in old HP) 40(Used in old compaq) and a 5GB of space on that 40 that was split into a new drive D:
I have a Compaq presario C500 laptop by HP.... When I bought this computer these are the specs: ***Processor: 1.6 GHz ***RAM: 512 Mb ***Video: Up to 64 Mb Shared... ***Battery: 6 cell Lithium battery... ***Hard Drive: 80 Gb STANDARD What I changed to: ***RAM: 2 x 1 Gb = 2 Gb total RAM... ***Hard Drive: 250 GB 7200 RPM.....
I have a new HP desktop running Windows7. I have an external hard drive that i was using with Windows XP. The external hard drive is a Western Digital. My new computer recognizes the drive but can not read it. Is there a simple solution. Tech support from Western Digital tells me I have to format the drive. I dont want to lose my files.
Computer: Lap top Toshiba Satellite Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04 installed on the entire hard drive Problem: Ubuntu does not recognize CD-ROM drive "D".
iphone disabled can not connect to computer because of hard drive crash how do I do a restore of the phone iTunes does not recognize the device because it is locked
I have an HP Pavillion dm4. My hard drive died so I installed a new hard drive. The original OS installed on the computer was Windows 7. I did not get a Windows 7 disk with the computer. If I order the Windows 7 recovery disk from HP, will it install Windows 7 on my new hard drive? I have the COA info.
My buddy has a computer with a problem and hes asked me to see if I can retrieve the data documents from the computer. The subject computer is a COMPAQ PRESARIO SR5030NX with a Pentium 4 cpu, 3.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, running Windows Vista Home Basic. His goal was to create a dual boot computer UBUNTU and Vista. What he did was to install UBUNTU, partitioning the computer in two partitions. The computer is now giving an error code of 21 when GRUB Loader starts up. Is there a restore disk or some kind of utility that can undo what was done to the computer. He has no backup disk. I tried Recovery Commander Ver. 3 made by Avanquest but as their website indicates it�s for XP. They never updated it for Vista and Windows 7. Is there a utility that can undo some of the changes that were made to the machine when UBUNTU was installed, albeit, unsuccessfully. (1) I have an HP PC running XP professional and I was wondering if I take the hard drive out from the COMPAQ and rig it to my HP via a SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter device would I be able to see the contents of that COMPAQ computer that had Vista and now UBUNTU. (2)What about attaching the COMPAQ internal hard drive and attaching it to my HP as a slave drive. (3)Can the UBUNTU disk going to help? Were just after the data files and not software programs.
I have a compaq nc6230 that was working fine over the years and suddenly when the power button is pressed, the unit powers on and displays the HP splash screen for about 30 seconds, then I get a Non system disk or disk error. The unit then shuts off its self. I have swapped known working RAM and Hard drive with same results. Also, when I enter in setup the hard drive diagnostic option is grayed out ( with or without hard drive installed ).
I have 3 WD external hard drives daisy chained together and they were all working fine until my computer crashed and was disconnected. Now it wont recognize number 1 external hard drive but # 2 & #3 hard drives are recognized, i then disconnected them all and reconnected them and now #1 & #2 are recognized but number 3 isn't and the strange thing is when # 3 was working #2's light was off but it worked, now after the reconnection # 1 is working but it's light is off. So they all seem to work but not all together like it was Information: IMAC
I have a new computer that runs Windows7 64 bit. I have an older computer hard drive that has XP.I needed something from the old hard drive and hooked it up with the cables from the Windows 7 hard drive and it booted up and ran. I've since gone back to using the Windows 7 hard drive.How do I proceed to add that second hard drive running XP to the new computer so I can have the option of running either OS? I've read through some posts, but they all presume you are installing the OS to new clean hard drives, not have them already installed.Is it as simple as hooking the XP drive into the computer as a second drive and booting it up? Do I need to change some external setting on the hard drive to have it recognized as a slave? Will Windows 7 automatically change the boot to recognize the second OS and allow a choice at startup?
My macbook hard drive crashed, luckily I had just backed up everything. I went and bought a new 320 GB hard drive, I researched and I know it's compatible with my Macbook. I decided to install windows 7 on it first, but the windows 7 installer wouldn't recognize my hard drive. (For the record, my Matsushita superdrive will not read DVDs anymore, only CDs, so I created bootable copies of both my Mac OS X install disk and my Windows 7 install disk, and I've been using a bootable rEFIt CD to boot from my USB flash drive.) So I booted up the Mac OS X Snow Leopard disk and started disk utility - it recognizes the rEFIt CD, it recognizes the flash drive, but no internal hard drive. The partitioning tool in rEFIt doesn't recognize it either, but I know it's seated correctly because I can hear/feel it booting up with the computer (if i remove the battery and boot with the computer plugged in). I also know it works correctly because I installed it in my girlfriends PC and it recognized it just fine, I even installed Windows 7 on it, hoping the macbook would boot from it.
For some reason my HP Laptop (Win 7 Home Premium) can't see/recognize my usb external hard drive (seagate). When I start/restart my computer and connected the usb cable into laptop, it shows the icon on bottom taskbar (safely remove hardware and when clicked on the usb icon, I see "open Devices & Printers and Eject USB to IDE bridge), but I can't see my drive at all when I click on "my computer"? I can only see it under "right click Computer, Manage, Device Manger, Disk Drives," it only says; "generic USB Disk USB Device". And when I expanded the USB controllers via Device Manager, I can see it under USB Mass Storage Device. Sadly, I can't do much there/here unless Win 7 can see/recognize the drive under "My Computer".<> HD is 40GB IDE Seagate (enclosure is PowerSpec 3.5 IDE to USB 2.0)<> Drive is only storage for data, documents, pictures and softwares/programs, etc.<> Drive is/was not formattedAgain, this drive was never formatted, only for storage purpose (i.e. pictures, documents, data, etc.). I can see it on my old computer when connected internal via IDE cable.
A major BIOS update has been posted over at HP for current 14-inch Intel notebooks. A few models are supported in this release; see the list of compatible products below. COMPATIBLE PRODUCTS Code: SysId01=0x3607 SysName01=Compaq Presario CQ40 SysId02=0x3607 SysName02=Compaq Presario CQ40 SysId03=0x30F7 SysName03=HP Pavilion dv4;Compaq Presario CQ45 SysId04=0x30F8 SysName04=HP Pavilion dv4;Compaq Presario CQ45 SysId05=0x30F7 SysName05=HP Pavilion dv4;Compaq Presario CQ45 SysId06=0x30F8 SysName06=HP Pavilion dv4;Compaq Presario CQ45 RELEASE NOTES Quote:.............
I just bought a new ASUS computer with Windows 7. I have a Macbook Pro and would like to transfer my photos and music onto my new computer. I have 2 external hard drives that work perfectly fine on my mac as well as other PCs. When I plug either of my external hard drives in they are recognized in device manager and say they are working properly but are not recognized in disk manager or under my computer...
I just bought this computer last week, first time I tried to sync with my iPod....desktop, iTunes does not recognize the iPod. I would like to sync the iPod to iTunes, I purchased a new album. I set preferences for manual, see no reason so far why this should not work. Apple store loaded my old hard drive contents onto this computer..had no problems. I checked tips, don't want to uninstall unless necessary. Information: MacBook Pro Mac OS X (10.6.2) HP 4 in 1
.I didn't wait for the computer to tell me it was ok to remove the drive in the usb port. Now my computer no longer recognizes the external drive�After removing my external hard drive (without the ok) my computer no longer recognizes the external hard drive. What do I do.
I have a Seagate External Hard drive, Desk Goflex 3 TB.I'm using it for sevral mounth in windows 7 and it's working fine.Now, I bought a new latop using windows 7 as well, and it's not recognizing my hard drive.The hard drive doesn't appear in the Disk Management at all.The computer does recognize other USB devices (disk-on-keys, mouse).
Here are the basics: Computer: HP 2000 OS: Windows 8 Problem: Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed Failure ID: Q0C5W3-6KU67W-MFGJWJ-60T203 Product ID: D1E81UA#ABA
I was trying to reformat my Seagate external hard drive and I selected "free Space," in disk utility not realizing that the computer would no longer recognize the device. I'm trying to install Snow Leopard on it so now how do I format it now to the GUID format? I luckily backed up the entire contents of the hard drive (The essential files on it), but what do I do now that the computer doesen't recognize it!?
I just recently installed an internal seagate ultra ata 100 80gb hd into my powerbook g4 (the old one crashed beyond use). I hear the drive spinning when I boot up the computer. However after the computer boots up with the original boot disk that came with the computer and I try to format it using disk utilities, it does NOT recognize my hard drive (e.g. the hard drive doesn't come up on the list of drives to fix).
My hard drive crashed recently. I'm using an HP notebook, I'm not entirely sure what the model is and all that, I'm not too computer savvy. Anyway, my hard drive crashed today, I'm not sure why. My computer fails every start-up test and will not load any diagnostics or restore menus. Is there a way I can make my computer get to the Windows restore menu to completely reset my laptop?
I have an external hard rive that has worked with my macbook air before, I have it plugged in to the laptop and the power on the hard drive is on but the computer is now not recognizing it, how can I get it to recognize the external hard drive? Info: MacBook Air
I just got a brand new computer for christmas, it's a hp compaq dc5850, and it was working fine until now! I tried turning the computer on and it got stuck at the blue hp invent screen, I didn't know what to do, so I finally decided to just try and restore it. When I try to use the windows 7 disc to do this it keeps saying "no drives were found. Click to load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation".
I have an externally connected (by way of USB) samsung hard drive from my dead HP Slimline Vista connected to my newer HP Slimline Windows 7. The old drive powers and runs and the new computer recognizes it in printers and devices but I can't open it to access files etc. I know the old drive was formatted with Vista and 7 can't read the old drive. But it's my understanding that there are drivers that should be able to open and allow me to read and transfer from the old to the new. I can't install the old hard drive in the new computer because there are no extra connections or slots to mount it
I am not very computer savvy and just got an external hard drive to store my itunes on. I now have all my music movies and such on there. I would like to hook my mac formatted hard drive up to my ps3 to view these things. However the PS3 does not recognize it. How do I get it to recognize it and let me view this content?
I replaced my original hard drive (it crashed) with an Agility 3 SSD in my Inspiron 1545. However, my computer is not recognizing that I have a internal hard drive; so, I cannot boot.I changed the BIOS and it still did not work. how I get this SSD recognized in my 2 yr old laptop?
I am building a computer fort the first time and I am having trouble getting Windows 7 to recognize my hard drive. My har drive and mother board are as follows: Hard drive-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive, Mother Board-GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard when I go to install windows 7 I eventually get to a screen where it ask for an install location, unfortunately it doesn�t seem to recognize my hard drive. It gives me an option of installing driver so I went to the gigabyte website and downloaded the drivers that it said I required. I believe there was an ACHI driver and a Raid driver. After I stalled both of these drivers the hard drive still was not detected. One strange thing I noticed was that when I browse for a driver my hard drive is listed as a place I can search. I then proceeded to the Bios to try and match the drivers. The hard drive is detected in the Bio. When the HD is set to IDE my BluRay play is able to read the windows install disc. But windows won�t recognize my HD. If I set it to ACHI or Raid I can�t seem to get the windows CD to load. Do I need an IDE driver? Out of frustration I tried installing a windows XP to see if it would be able to recognize my hard drive. It seemed to load on the hard drive fine but entered this weird loop where windows would install itself but wouldn�t actually load as the operating system. In other words when I try to restart my computer and run the OS off of my hard drive it gave me an error message. Something like (windows OS could not be located) When I went to go install windows 7 again my hard drive still was not detected as a place to intall windows but when I search the hard drive (as if I was searching for a driver) I can see the Windows files that were loaded from when I tried to install XP.
I am building a computer fort the first time and I am having trouble getting Windows 7 to recognize my hard drive. My har drive and mother board are as follows: Hard drive-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive, Mother Board-GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard..So when I go to install windows 7 I eventually get to a screen where it ask for an install location, unfortunately it doesn't seem to recognize my hard drive. It gives me an option of installing driver so I went to the gigabyte website and downloaded the drivers that it said I required. I believe there was an AHCI driver and a Raid driver. After I stalled both of these drivers the hard drive still was not detected. One strange thing I noticed was that when I browse for a driver my hard drive is listed as a place I can search. I then proceeded to the Bios to try and match the drivers.The hard drive is detected in the Bio. When the HD is set to IDE my BluRay play is able to read the windows install disc. But windows won't recognize my HD. If I set it to AHCI or Raid I can't seem to get the windows CD to load. Do I need an IDE driver? Out of frustration I tried installing a windows XP to see if it would be able to recognize my hard drive. It seemed to load on the hard drive fine but entered this weird loop where windows would install itself but wouldn't actually load as the operating system. In other words when I try to restart my computer and run the OS off of my hard drive it gave me an error message. Something like (windows OS could not be located) When I went to go install windows 7 again my hard drive still was not detected as a place to intall windows but when I search the hard drive (as if I was searching for a driver) I can see the Windows files that were loaded from when I tried to install XP.
I have an HP laptop (pavilion dv7-1245dx) and the hard drive died. I had never gotten around to burning my recovery discs, so I ordered new ones from HP. When I installed the new hard drive and popped in the operating system recovery disc, it gave me the error message: "This PC is not supported by the System Recovery Discs. You will not be able to continue to recover this system with these discs." Error code: 0100-30FC-3602-3603 The original hard drive was a Hitachi, 320 GB SATA The new hard drive is a WD 500 GB SATA
I just installed centos 5 on a hp dl380 server and it has 2 72.8 scsi gig hard drives. The problem I am having is that only one hard drive is being recognized and it is not being recognized as a scsi. This is what I get from fdisk -l Disk /dev/cciss/c0d0: 72.8 GB, 72833679360 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 8854 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux /dev/cciss/c0d0p2 14 8854 71015332+ 8e Linux LVM as you can see, the system doesn't even see the second hard drive. How do I get both hard drives to be seen and how do I get them to be recognized as scsi?
My motherboard on my old HP laptop died, so I bought a new machine that's running Windows 7.The machine is a Compaq (HP) and has a 250 Gig hard disk. I used Windows Disk Manager to shrink the space Windows is in so I can install Ubuntu in that space.When I start the partitioner it says the free space is unusable. I ran Gparted and sure enough, there are already 4 primary partitions on my drive: /dev/sda1 = ntfs - SYSTEM /dev/sda2 = ntfs unallocated [code].....
I have an Iomega UltraMax 750Gb External Hard Drive set up to back up my MacBook Pro. Time Machine uses this hard drive perfectly with no problems. However whenever I want to use the drive to move files around with XP the drive does not show up in my computer. XP recognizes the connection of the hard drive and shows the name of the hard drive connected to the computer when you look at the USB BUSes but still it is not in My Computer. I have everything up to date. I have even partitioned the External Hard Drive so part of it wasn't even touched by Time Machine. Is this a problem with Time Machine formatting my external hard drive to work only for Mac
I have a HP Pavilion laptop which came with Windows 7 Home Preinstalled. On the back of the laptop is a coa product key. Recently the hard drive failed. I was told that I could easily get a new drive which I have done and I have run the system test and the new drive passes. However although I have a HP system recovery cd, i do not have any installation cd's for windows as HP don't give you any. I've tried using the recovery cd but as the new hard drive has never had windows 7 on it, it refuses to work. What do i do now? Why don't HP give away the software with their computers. It seems fairly logical that maybe one day in the future you might need to install a new hard drive. I'm not exactly enthused about paying for the software when I clearly have a legal key on the back of the laptop.
My laptop is a HP Pavilion dv6500 (dv6647cl) just crashed randomly during basic internet browsing. I turned it back on and I get the Operating System Not Found error. In the BIOS I do not see the hard drive recognized. I connected the hard drive to a different computer and it is recognized and it appears as though nothing is wrong with the drive. Is it safe to say that internally the SATA controller is dead? Will edit after running diagnostics and sector tests on the drive.
I have files backed up on a WD My Book external hard drive from my XP computer. I plug in the USB in my new HP Touchsmart, it opens the jump drive, but says the folder is empty.I also have files on my PNY jump drive from the XP and another Vista computer. It opens the jump drive and sees the Vista files but not the XP files. The Vista computer sees all files on the WD My Book and the PNY jump drive.
We have a 320gb external hard drive formatted in FAT32 so both the macbook and our windows computer could use the drive. We copied 5 gigs of music to the hard drive to view on the Windows computer. The computer recognizes the drive and shows that 5 gigs are being used but I cant see any of the files.
If the BIOS setting for the hard drive controller is AHCI it will not recognize the drive. (This was the default setting in the BIOS), If changed to IDE mode it recognizes the drive but come up with an "No operating system detected" message. If the hard drive is installed in a second lap top it works fine. If another hard drive is installed it works fine in AHCI mode. Only the combination of the original hard drive and the original lap top wont work.
My old computer died, Sony Vaio Running Windows XP. I had been using a 100GB sata eternal drive for backup. Bought new computer, Gateway DX4860/6gigs ram running Windows 7 Home Premium, plugged external hard drive in and nothing happened. New machine does not recognize the external hard drive.
I am trying to install this OS. However no matter what I do the UBUNTU instllation CD doesn't recognize the hard drive on which I would like to install the OS on. I currently have two SATA hard drives connected to my computer. MY primary is my Windows 7 drive and my second hard drive is my spare. When i load up UBUNTU and get to the window where I can select which hard drive/partition to install to my second spare drive isn't there.
so i dont know what happened to my hard drive but it went blank, so not it real life but i have a very very old computer. Its one of em hp media center pc's from the 2007 or the 2006. my intel thingy is intel platinum 4. my windows is windows 7 and when i launch the system repair disk it does not sense my hard drive and when i dont launch a disk in the computer and i boot it it says "please insert a boot disk or press a key to boot thingy"
i have a netbook compaq mini with a sata toshiba hard drive.XP was installed on this machine until the hard drive started to have bad blocks.Then i bought a mypassport500go to install f14 on it.It worked but know the sata hard drive is more and more faulty.When i try to boot f14 it displays :acpi : package has zero elements. So i cannot boot.I tryed rescuecd, does not work either.i tryed many kernel params to disable sata at boot but it seems to be builtin.there is no option in the bios to disable the hard drive.
I have a HP Touchsmart IQ500. Turning my computer PC on today, all I got was a blue HP invent screen with setup, boot menu, system recovery, and system diagnosis, and I could not get past it. I entered the BIOS and figured out that the hard drive was listed as "not installed." Pretty sure that is the main problem.I tried a system restore (with the Windows 7 install disc), but I guess the computer couldn't read the hard drive enough to enter safe mode (I tried restarting and F8ing several times). I put in an external hard drive, and the BIOS read it; however, windows does not allow you to partition an OS on a hard drive.
The hard drive in my friends Dell Inspiron 15R (M501R/M5010) needs to be replaced. I have access to an older HP pavillion hard drive with identical specs (SATA, 5400 rpm, 9.4mm/70mm, etc.). Before I spend a few hours taking apart the inspiron to get to the hard drive which is not easily accessible, I want to make sure the two hard drives are interchangeable, and that there won't be any HP vs. Dell compatibility issues.