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Vista not detecting hard drive.

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#1 miss_kitty


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:05 AM

Hi guys.

I have Vista Home Premium installed on my Dell Inspiron Laptop. Vista began running slowly, BSOD'd, rebooted automatically & since then does not seem to be able to detect my Intel hard drive upon start-up. The drive does not show as present in the set-up menu & diagnostics freeze when searching for it.

Unfortunately, I am at work at the moment & do not have the offending computer with me, so I can't be 100% sure of exact model numbers & versions. I do not have a boot CD, as Vista was pre-installed on my laptop.

Very concerned, as I have a lot of un-backed-up data & a large portion of my income comes from eBay business, which I am currently unable to maintain.

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#2 purpleDude


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:54 AM

If you can't boot your Windows Vista you can try to boot from livecd and check your Hard Drive If it will not help you can backup your data to flash drive with using livecd. You can choose livecd here
Dowload one of them and burn on cd.

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