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I think my hard disk has failed....


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#1 l1v3h4ck

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:00 AM

Hi all,

As you probably know I am new :-) and like I said in the title think my hard disk has failed... I was putting Linux over windows 8.1 and then it froze after wiping the disk and now I get this... Image is taking forever so it say No Bootable Device Found :(

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

 You can download the DOS based Seatools from Seagate and run them against the hard drive.  These diagnostics are excellent and will give you good information about the condition of that drive.

 

Good luck.


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:34 AM

Thank you for you reply will try now

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

Hi all,

As you probably know I am new :-) and like I said in the title think my hard disk has failed... I was putting Linux over windows 8.1 and then it froze after wiping the disk and now I get this... Image is taking forever so it say No Bootable Device Found :(

Wiping the hdd involves overwriting the entire hdd with software designed for this purpose.  Is this what you meant by wiping the disk?

 

If this is what you have done then you have a hdd with nothing on it.  You will need to install a operating system.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:28 AM

You can also run a simple check disk command in DOS.

 

The command would be chkdsk C:

 

If your hard disk is completely useless, this command will let you know about it in a jiffy.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:08 AM

Okay and will do ;) thanks all ... I don't mind wiping it all as it only had a few songs on it... :)

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:04 AM

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

If this is a OEM computer, like a Dell, HP, Gateway,ect., and you wiped the whole hdd you also wiped out the System Recovery partition.  This means that if the hdd is still usable you will have to use a Windows 8 disk to reinstall the operating system.

 

As for running chkdsk C:.  If you don't have a Windows operating system on this hdd you can't run the chkdsk command.

 

What did you run to wipe the hdd?


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