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#1 terryco

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 08:36 AM

My Son plugged his  E Machine laptop into an extension socket and the plug sparked. Now it will not boot up.A message to insert disc shows. I have tried using the Windows 7 disc and press reset your pc,but it states "Unable to reset your pc. a required drive partition is missing". I then tried reinstalling Windows 7 and it asks "Where do you want to install Windows. We cannot find any drives. To get a storage driver click load drives" Can anyone help me as to where the storage drivers are? Lots of options show but i cannot see Storage Drivers I also got a message "To install the device driver for your drive insert the installation media containing the driver files and click ok. It can be a cd,dvd, or usb. I would have thought a fresh install would work but its missing something. I googled the messages and all i could find was to make sure Sata port was set to AHCI. which it is.The hard drive died a few weeks ago and i replaced it. Its been working fine since. I would be thankful for any help.


Edited by hamluis, 30 July 2015 - 09:28 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:48 AM

Sounds like your HDD unfortunately got fried..



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 10:28 AM

Is the drive detected in BIOS?



#4 terryco

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:42 PM

How do i find this out JohnC_21 I can acces the bios. If you can tell me how to see if its recognised that would help.



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:59 PM

It depends on the year of the computer but try tapping del at boot and see if that works. What is the model number of the emachines. Edit: It could also be Tab or F2 instead of del.

Edited by JohnC_21, 30 July 2015 - 02:02 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 02:23 AM

This morning i thought i'd take the hard drive out and try a spare one in it. I couldn't find the spare one i know i have so i put the old one back in and booted it up. You'll never guess it worked ok. Panic over. Thanks for your help. I'm sure ill be back with more problems






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