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Hard drive not recognized


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#1 ptrpilot

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 04:36 PM

Hello. Hope I can get some help. My computer will turn on and go through the POST, but before windows comes up it says " system disk failure, insert boot disk and press enter". I insert the recovery disk and windows says it cannot find a harddrive and recovery can't continue. I got to some sort of start screen where it listed the computer's components and it said no hard drive was installed. Please help!! TIA

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 10:06 PM

Make sure you do not have a floppy disk in your computer.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 10:25 PM

Grinler,
Thanks for the reply. No floppy in the drive. I got the xp restore disk to boot up, but it says: " stop: C0000218 unkown hard error
unknown hard error
beginning physical memory dump"

Any thoughts? Maybe a virus, etc? Any help would be appreciated. TIA

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 10:47 PM

This is usually caused by corruption on drive. What kind of hard drive is it?

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 11:57 PM

Oh man, there you go asking hard questions. It is the the OEM drive,
I believe it is a Mitsubishi. Any other thoughts?

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 10:42 AM

We need to know for sure the manufacturer of the hard drive so we can go to their site and download a utility to help us reformat it.




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