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Hard drive crashed do t have a recovery disk,help

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A: Hard drive crashed replace it with new one need a recovery d...

Hi: Your notebook originally came with W7 64 bit. You can order W7 64 bit recovery media from HP at the link below. http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/HP-Pavilion-g7-1100-Notebook-PC-series/5082232/model/5128929/...

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Please help me with this problem. I have a laptop Compaq Presario CQ58-153SR. Thank you!

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Can I order an HP recovery disk and use it to restore the new hard drive and get the computer working again or are there other complications to this?

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How can I get copy of OS to reinstall after hardrive replacement. Drive is unreadable. Support site just runs you around in circles.

A:Hard drive has completely crashed. I need to replace it. How...

Hello @proaudiomaster Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting !  With regards to the Windows OS - you need to use and you can purchase HP Recovery media that contains Windows, settings, programs and will restore your PC to factory default condition. You can get it from this 3rd party company >> http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-16185-recovery-kit-515687-001-for-hp-model-number-g60-243dx.aspxThe media is for Windows Vista. As per your product specifications, your PC model comes with Win VIsta originally.  Once you receive the recovery discs, boot from them to install Windows.Here are details >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00809678>> http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01662115Video example >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFBWPmy32ms&feature=youtu.be&t=117   

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So my neice called me a few days ago and asked if I could stop over and chek her computer out.   When trying to start the pc she was getting a no bootable device found.  After doing the usual troubleshooting and a few unusual ones, I concluded the drive is dead.  The PC is past warrenty so I ahve ordered a new hard drive for her but there is still one small problem.  She has no backup disks.  She doesn't think it came with any disks and with a dead drive, the recovery partition is out of reach. Does HP have any options to help her out in a situation like this such as downloading or ordering the original set up files?  Another thing she is concerned about is her personal files.  Pictures, saved games, other documents.  Does anyone have any crazy tricks for recovering files from a dead disk?  I pulled it from the PC and installed it in an external enclosure and tried a couple different pc's with Windows and 1 with Linux and nothing.     

A:Hard drive crashed and have no recovery disk

From the specifications for her notebook:HP Recovery Manager: Recover, restore, and create recovery media for, your PC.; HP Launch Box: Group key apps in the taskbar for fast launch and customize your own. It was delivered from the factory with the ability to create recovery media. Unfortunately, she did not create any or forgot to do it. HP does not provide downloadable recovery media. If the hard disk crashed, recovery solutions are usually quite specialized and expensive. The cost of professional recovery would exceed the value of her notebook from even when it was a new product in the box. Normally, I would suggest using Computersurgeons.com. Unfortunately, they do not sell recovery media for her notebook. Because the notebook is past the three-year release to market point, HP no longer sells or stocks recovery media for her notebook. If the twenty-five character license key for the operating system is still visible on the Microsoft certificate of authenticity, you may be able to use a downloadable ISO from Microsoft to reinstall Windows 7. Use the following Microsoft link.Use the following Microsoft link.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7 Recovering files from a crashed disk:Take a read of the following article. There is no success guarantee. That is why I have a NAS on my home network for the three of us.http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/how-to/a3086/hard-drive-recovery/

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I replaced my failing hard drive, inserted the 1st recovery disc. I get some blury gray and black line about 1/2 across the lower part of the window. After a while the recovery management window will open. Howevery it allows me but one option, EXIT, and I can not go any further in recovering windows 7 on that computer. Can anybody help guide me to a solution. Or do I have to buy an new Windows 7?










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A:My hard drive crashed, Gateway Recovery Management...

Good morning everybody. I am happy to say that the recovery disc's are just fine. I installed another hard drive into that computer. I ran one at a time and tried to run the recovery disc's. The old one that I tried for the last few days to get to boot, still would not boot. So I unplugged that one and ran the recovery disc's It went right to work installing Windows, and the Gateway information.I guess someplace along the line I corrupted both of the old hard drives. Maybe when I tried using Hiten's BootCD to try and format the hard drives and start over. But that is after I had so much trouble with them. So needless to say. I will stay away from that boot disc for sure. Besides Many of the programs on it say they would not work, or has nothing in them...For sure I will keep the links that you all provided for future reference. Now I guess I should open a new thread if I can't find how to check the hardware to see if anything is failing, or bad. I also want to now if there is a way to check my external hard drives to see if the are corrupted in some way. Also is there a way to restore at least the last hard drive and or check those two hard drives for trouble.Thanks again to all of you for putting up with me and my nonsense.












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I have a laptop with a hard drive that crashed. There was no recovery disk made nor do I have the installation windows vista CD. Laptop is at least 2years old. how do I go about reinstalling the new hard drive? Will HP Support provide me a free installation disk?

thank you
 

A:Laptop Hard Drive CRASHED but no recovery disk

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My hard drive just crashed, diagnostics and laptop tools couldnt recover. I plan to replace it, but dont have recovery Windows 10 disks, as it was downloaded during Windows upgrade last year. I can buy a new hard drive, but not sure what to do afterwords

A:hard drive crashed. need recovery disk with windows 10

Hi, You won't need to purchase Recovery Media and then go through the process of upgrading to Windows 10 again. As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade, you can just create Windows 10 installation media on another PC and then perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed as a hardware profile of your notebook will have been recorded by the activation servers from your previous upgrade to 10. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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Hard drive crashed, out of warranty, purchased a new Western Digital 1tb Drive, want to purchase (buy) a set of recovery media for my computer and Windows 7 OS. Note....I want to PURCHSE it 

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I replaced my failing hard drive, inserted the 1st recovery disc. I get some blury gray and black line about 1/2 across the lower part of the window. After a while the recovery management window will open. Howevery it allows me but one option, EXIT, and I can not go any further in recovering windows 7 on that computer. Can anybody help guide me to a solution. Or do I have to buy an new Windows 7?











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A:My hard drive crashed, Gateway Recovery Management...

Good morning everybody. I am happy to say that the recovery disc's are just fine. I installed another hard drive into that computer. I ran one at a time and tried to run the recovery disc's. The old one that I tried for the last few days to get to boot, still would not boot. So I unplugged that one and ran the recovery disc's It went right to work installing Windows, and the Gateway information.I guess someplace along the line I corrupted both of the old hard drives. Maybe when I tried using Hiten's BootCD to try and format the hard drives and start over. But that is after I had so much trouble with them. So needless to say. I will stay away from that boot disc for sure. Besides Many of the programs on it say they would not work, or has nothing in them...For sure I will keep the links that you all provided for future reference. Now I guess I should open a new thread if I can't find how to check the hardware to see if anything is failing, or bad. I also want to now if there is a way to check my external hard drives to see if the are corrupted in some way. Also is there a way to restore at least the last hard drive and or check those two hard drives for trouble.Thanks again to all of you for putting up with me and my nonsense.













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Hello. I am a special ed teacher.  The hard drive on my school owned Thinkpad just crashed, for no apparent reason and with no warning.  It won't even boot up.There is data that I really need to retrieve! The school district doesn't do recovery and I can't take it anywhere because of confidentiality. One piece of information...it doesn't have a cd driver. Thanks  so much!

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Hello, The hard drive in my computer has ceased to properly function. Thus, i want to replace it. However, since this is a pre-built computer, it seems that I am limited to the OS provided by you guys. The thing is that I can't find the recovery file on the website or a physical recovery disk on any other website.  Is the physical recovery disk still available for this computer? If not, are there any available alternatives? I understand that one such is purchasing a new OS, but that's a little too pricey, which I think doesn't justify sticking with the PC(it's 5 years old after all). So it would be preferable if the available alternatives aren't so expensive. Thank you.

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Problem: I suspect my external hard drive is old/worn out.

Symptoms: Device manager recognizes it as a USB device under Hard Disk, but disk management calls it unknown and not initialized.
No drive letter is shown under my computer. When I plug in the hard drive I would hear it spinning up and than quickly down, than spinning up again and going back down until it finally just idles.

Goal: Try to recover my jpgs, doc, and txt files.

Specs: FantomDrives 500GB 3.5'' model number TFD500U16 (had it for about a year and a half now)
It had an NTFS partition and no special software was used to maintain the external hard drive, nor was an operating system installed on it. Just basic files.
if it matters, My computer is a windows Vista home basic on a acer aspire 3050 laptop.

How it happened: just before I left for work, i had things downloaded STRAIGHT to the hard drive. When I get home, it seems someone in the household unplugged everything to move the laptop. Since than the drive has crashed. However, even before this I noticed strange behavior like it would just stop being recognized as a hard drive in the middle of copying a 30GB file, but at that time it was on a mac so I assumed it may have just been operating system differences with the NTFS partition.

Self Attempts: I've tried the drive on multiple computers as well as on macs. No new drive appears.
I've also tried a program called TestDisk but the program only saw my internal hard drive and nothing el... Read more

A:External hard drive crashed, anyway data recovery program?

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Title explains it all I left my laptop on the coffee table,went outside to smoke and,when I came back in,the machine was just....."dead" Lots of stuff on there,I'd like to recover.What are my options ? The machine will not even boot

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When I go to system recovery, it says  that a backup was never installed however drive D is where my files are.

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Intro:
My Gateway Vista 32 laptop has recently had a failing hard drive. I even lost the ability to signon as my admin user, due to an unwriteable sector, could only get on as Guest, also sustained many crashes. I was able to save all my data (long story) including thousands of email. I have gotten a new Win 7 laptop with 500g HD, but I can no longer run my AmiPro 16 bit software which ran great on my Vista 32, and which is important to me.

In recovering my data, I removed my 130 gig hard drive and placed it in a StarTech ATA Hard Drive Docking Station, where it still runs very well connected by USB to my Win 7 laptop where it shows as drives E (recovery) and F (old C drive). Using it as a secondary partition on my Win 7 laptop allowed me to access the User admin data I hadn't been able to access before, so I was able to recover tens of thousands of my old emails. And I'm quite sure that the Recovery partition there is in good shape.

Therefore, my plan is to repair my Gateway Vista by installing a new SSD hard drive. But I have no experience in doing this, so hope for some help.

1. First I will try to make a clone of the recovery partition on a DVD or CD. How?

2. Then I will install the new SSD hard drive into the Gateway Vista 32 computer.

3. Then I will reload windows from the CD of the recovery partition. How?

4. Then I will go on line to windows update to get all the updates since 2008 when I got this computer.

5. Where do I get updated drivers? How?

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A:Want to replace failing hard drive with SSD on Vista 32 with Recovery partiton

I still haven't gotten any help, just advertisements. So I'm still on step 1. How do I create a bootable CD from my Recovery partition on my original HD which is in my external docking station as the E drive? Any advice?






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Intro:
My Gateway Vista 32 laptop has recently had a failing hard drive. I even lost the ability to signon as my admin user, due to an unwriteable sector, could only get on as Guest, also sustained many crashes. I was able to save all my data (long story) including thousands of email. I have gotten a new Win 7 laptop with 500g HD, but I can no longer run my AmiPro 16 bit software which ran great on my Vista 32, and which is important to me.

In recovering my data, I removed my 130 gig hard drive and placed it in a StarTech ATA Hard Drive Docking Station, where it still runs very well connected by USB to my Win 7 laptop where it shows as drives E (recovery) and F (old C drive). Using it as a secondary partition on my Win 7 laptop allowed me to access the User admin data I hadn't been able to access before, so I was able to recover tens of thousands of my old emails. And I'm quite sure that the Recovery partition there is in good shape.

Therefore, my plan is to repair my Gateway Vista by installing a new SSD hard drive. But I have no experience in doing this, so hope for some help.

1. First I will try to make a clone of the recovery partition on a DVD or CD. How?

2. Then ... Read more

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Hi All,

I am facing a serious problem with my laptop.

System Details
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Dell Inspiron N4010
OS: Windows 7 Home Basic (64-bit)

What has happened to the system:
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1. Laptop was working fine until the hard-disk crashed & now I am unable to boot the system.
2. Got to replace the hard-disk but I Do not have windows 7 installation disk/usb to install in on the fresh hard-disk. Also my CD-drive is not working so got to work using USB drives only.
3. Currently able to access the data on hard-disk using ubuntu bootable usb.
4. Planning to buy an external USB hard-drive to back up data before replacing the hard-disk.

Please help

A:How to replace crashed hard disk & re-install windows 7 using USB

See this tutorial: Clean Install Windows 7

In the above mentioned tutorial you can find for instance this information:



   Note
If you do not have a Windows 7 with SP1 installation DVD/USB, then you can download the latest official Windows 7 with SP1 ISO file here: Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links, and use Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO to do the clean install with.
Kari

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If you have a recovery drive - that includes the recovery partition - made on one computer, but have a toshiba laptop with a bad drive (but the recovery partition is ok), can you replace/copy the partition on the recovery drive with the recovery partition from the bad laptop HD?

My friend's laptop would not boot, and would not factory recover, reset, or refresh. I tried to clone the hard drive before I started messing with the disc. It would not clone, but I was able to copy the recovery partition to a USB drive.

He never make recovery discs, so could not re-install, but I can borrow the recovery drive that my aunt made for her laptop.

A:replace recovery partition in recovery drive?

There may be a couple problems with that. The Factory Image is too large to be just copied to a Fat32 partition, so it has to be divided in sections. You could do that using DISM and put the .swm files in the sources folder. Not even a guess as to whether it would work.

There is other information concerning the configuration of the computer making the recovery drive. If it was made on a different computer, that info would probably be incorrect and not allow a reset.

I have never tried, but you might be able to copy the Factory image to a drive formatted as NTFS and then set the recovery to look for that file for a reset. Maybe you have already copied the entire recovery partition...

If you assume the factory image is the same for both systems, can you copy the entire Recovery Image partition from the bad drive to the good drive?

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My hard disk failed.  I want to restore Windows 7 to the computer with the new hard drive.  Can I get disks or USB drive versions from another computer?

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Hello guyz,
pliz help me with the steps involved in upgrading or replacing an MFM hard drive with IDE-class hard drive
 

A:STEPS TO UPGRADE/REPLACE an MFM hard drive with an IDE-class hard drive

Hi kfkaggwa, and welcome to TSG.

Any chance the motherboard has and IDE controller built in? If not, what kind of expansion card options does it have?
 

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I replaced my 120G Corsair SSD a few months back with a Patriot 240G Blast.

Yesterday my computer just locked up and would not restart. I have a recovery disk, and it takes several ties, but I can get through to the recovery screen, but it then it comes up with an error and will not recover. I have tried using command prompt, but this drive will not show. Only the dreaded X: shows. I have installed the other drive and it works. I've tried different cables and no luck.

I've tried:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (confirm from list this is WIn7 HD #)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION # (replace # with WIn7 part #)
ACTIVE
EXIT

No luck. Is says there are no drives to show.

Also tried the bootrec.exe. Nothing.

I've tried just about everything I can find on these forums. And then some. I do not want to have to reload all over my software so I decided to make this post to see if there are any ideas otherwise.

Thanks for tolerating my question.

A:Win 7 Crashed; C Drive Gone During Recovery- Tried Everything

Hi,
A lot of bad reviews on the ssd 10 1 egg
Patriot Blast 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PBT240GS25SSDBK - Newegg.com

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My primary HDD was failing so I backed it up and replaced it with a larger 1TB drive.  After reinstalling everything the new drive is displaying the same size as my old drive and the extra space available is unallocated.  I can allocate it as
a separate drive but I find that annoying and would prefer to just have my primary C: drive show up with all of the available space.  I formatted the extra space and made it available separately as drive G hoping that I could EXPAND drive C but that option
is not highlighted as selectable on drive C for some reason.  Should I just live with this extra space or is there a way to easily combine C and the new G space?

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Product # LR656UA#ABA - warranty expired. Ran system test at boot up error message (F2 Hard Disk Test)... Hard disk failed the test. How do i get hard disk replaced A.S.A.P. (i need it "yesterday"!) and how much does it cost?Thanks. Rebecca

A:Hard Disk Failure - what is cost to replace hard drive in 10...

Hi Rebecca, Contact an HP Service Center or a PC or laptop shop and ask them that. This is not a business unit of HP We do not provide prices for HP's services. We are volunteers. If you want to change it out yourself, then that is a different matter.  We can advise you as to what type hard disk or SSD is needed and show how to replace it.  

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Product # LR656UA#ABA - warranty expired. Ran system test at boot up error message (F2 Hard Disk Test)... Hard disk failed the test. How do i get hard disk replaced A.S.A.P. (i need it "yesterday"!) and how much does it cost?Thanks. Rebecca

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Hi,

The other day our computer crashed, not sure why/how, though the tech guy we just paid to fix it said we could not access any of the old files cos they are all gone/corrupt and gave us a CD of what he could get...it was a few files that were basically nothing...though today using a demo of RestorerPro2000 v3 all old files seem to be there an accessible...family photos, uni assignments, all the rest are able to be previewed using the software, though it is a demo and will not restore them.

I am wondering if anyone can recommend some freeware that does as good a job as RestorerPRO as I am a student and just forked out $100 for this to be fixed, though it apparently wasn't, and the guy wants another $150 to go in and restore the files...but if restorer2000 pro can do it for $60, i'll just do that, but if there is a cheaper/free option...PLEASE let me know... my budget begs you!!

Thanks, any help will be greatly appreciated.

Shane
 

A:Data recovery help needed- drive crashed but files still there.

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 N5050.
This unit was having high lag and memory utilization of 100% shown in task manager and resource monitor. Ran Dell Extended Troubleshooting. Results = Hard Drive error. Replace hard drive.
What are the Hard Drive specs for this unit.
This unit runs Win 7. How do I reinstall on new hard drive?
Thank you in advance for your help!

A:Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive Crashed. Drive type and OS Reinstall help

Any 2.5" SATA notebook drive will work that's 9.5 mm or slimmer.
Ideally you prepared a set of recovery media when you received the system -- if you did not, you will need to contact Dell to purchase that now.

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Dell Dimension 8400 (about 3-4 years old). Stock SATA 160gb hard drive crashed (got the blue screen, all the codes, etc.) Took it to a computer place, they also said the HD crashed. I have bought a replacement 250gb SATA HD - attached the two inputs to the back (one thin and ling, one thin and short) and all I get on boot up is a couple of chirps and the screen says "Drive 1 (and 2 and 3) Not Found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" and repeats for drives two and three. The drive is warm, it's being accessed (it's humming), but I've also tried a third 160gb drive, same thing. I even replaced the original drive back in and the same thing - not even the blue screen and error codes any more.

Went to F2 set up, set to auto detect, all (SATA) drives sets to 'on.'

I'm computer literate, but not a techy or anything.

Totally lost now. Please help.

emsguy4you at aol dot com
 

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I have a hard drive that showed no free space before taking it out of the desktop, this is a no name, custom built unit. I wanted to take data off of the hard drive to free up some space, but when I installed it into another unit, it's telling me "do you want to format" this hard drive. I cannot view the HD other than to see that it's full to capacity. Can I mount a full hard drive and make space without losing data. What if I partition the HD, I guess all the data will be lost? Have you used any third party software that really recovers data from a recently formatted HD? How do I know that my hard drive has crashed? What are the symptoms?
 

A:Full Hard Drive or Crashed Hard Drive

Sounds like the drive was moved to a PC using a different OS or the drive has become corrupted.

You can test the HDD using the drive manufacturers disk tools. Run the short and long test. If there are no errors, the drive is most likely fine.

I've had good luck with Partition Table Doctor on corrupt drives and Easeus Data Recovery for data recovery.
 

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OK I had a XP running fine on my system but my 160 gig ATA maxtor was getting full. So I gota 400 GB SATA Seagate. I slapped on the new drive opened Windows, so far so good, the drive is recognized. I went into Windows disk management created 2 10Gig drives on the new drived. I also noticed that the old drived had about 25gigs unallocated. So I made a new partition out of it. After reboot I can't even get into windows. BIOS recognized drive. But will not boot. I tried to look at the drive on another system by attaching it as a secondary master. It found it, it shows up in device manager, but not as a new drive. What's going on. I am going to post this and reboot so I can get the exact error. I will post error when I get back up. Please help!!!!!!!!!!1

OK got it, it's "boot disk failure
 

A:Hard Drive Crashed, I think!

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What can I do? I have important stuff on that drive for work.

Is it really toast?

Heres the story.

Its a Western Digital 320 GB a few years old. It's been in a USB enclosure on top of my computer its whole life and I was just putting the door back on my computer when boom the drive shutdown. I haven't heard it making funny noises or anything lately. So i took the enclosure and i've tried plugging it into different USB ports and it just won't start.

Is there anything else I can do?

Should I try putting it inside the computer?

A:Think my Hard drive just crashed! What to do?

Hi, if it's crashed then yes I would recommend if possible trying it out inside your PC. If by chance it does work make sure you copy over any important files right away.

If it doesn't work you may have to send it to a specialist data recovery company who can hopefully retrieve at least some if not all of your data.

Unfortunately unlike software when hardware dies there's not that much that can be done on our end.

Oli

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Ok my hard drive on my laptop crashed its a toshiba satalite l305d-s5928 and i went and got a new one but i dont have any of my original start up disks or drivers is there any place i can download or buy the drivers ive been on toshibas website and called there tech suport and been on hold for about 5 hours and still havent been able to find out anything. any info on this would be greatly appreciated


ps: i suck at spelling and gramer so forgive the writeing

A:Hard drive crashed

What OS is installed on the laptop ? XP or Vista ? You're posting in the XP support section so I'll assume it's XP.

The drivers are here (set refine search by on "windows xp" if that's the OS that's installed on that laptop) :
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t...ily=1073768663

The display drivers for XP are here :
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...v=10.2&ostype=

Do you need help reinstalling XP ? If you didn't create a recovery disk the easiest solution would be to get an XP CD from a friend and try to enter your product ID (on the sticker on the back of the laptop) when asked for it. If that doesn't work you'll have to ask Toshiba support.

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I have a yoga 2 11, and after a Microsoft 10 insider update some weeks ago,  can't boot back up. When starting I get the " Windows Boot Manager boot failed" screen. I've already gone into the Novo boot menu, and can't change it from my hard drive. I'm suspecting a bad hard drive, so I removed it. It there a file or program that I can load onto a USB flash drive and access the computer that way to try and diagnose what's happened? 

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i was moving the installation file for americas army 2.0 off of a CD to my hd. well these things take a insanely long time. (650 mb) anyway i went and watched tv for a while. when i came back the system had rebooted for some reason and i have a message that says disk read error, press ctl alt delete to restart. which i did and got the same message. i got this 8gb hd back in 97 or 96 so it's not terribly old. i also have some important stuff on there like finances and the website for the reg keys of a bunch of stuff.
 

A:Hard Drive Crashed?

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have a blue screen saying boot device not found. will not let me run a hard disk check. also should there have been a software disk with pre loaded computer? I have everything but a software disk and I dont remember one 

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I was going along happily computing when my computer freezes. I can't get it unlocked either. I was playing a song I downloaded and it stopped towards the end. I don't known if I picked up a virus but I can't boot up. Seems there is no boot sector now! I can't even go into safe mode. This has never happened so I don't know what to do. Is there a way I can access window's without reinstalling 2000?
 

A:HELP! Hard drive crashed!

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My backup hard drive Just stopped working, and I am wondering if there is a way recover the files?
 

A:Crashed Hard Drive

If the drive is dead, there is no way. That is just bad luck I guess haha. Backup drives are supposed to be a safety net. I would always have 3 copies. 1 copy on the main drive, and another copy on the backup drive. I think after this, you may want to move to cloud storage, or remember to copy to 2 locations.
 

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I want to first start off saying I have little to no experience dealing with hard drives and how they function. I have a Sony VAIO laptop that I purchased almost a year ago. My one year old daughter pulled my laptop off of the table onto the floor and now it was telling me that it cannot read disk press ctrl+alt+delete to restart over and over. I did troubleshooting with Sony but because the computer wouldnt get to their recovery screen they said my data was lost. I'm in desperate need of my data as all the financial info for my company is on it (via QB, not backed up!!).

I took the hard drive out of the computer and got a 2.5 SATA External case and hooked it up to a working computer and started downloading every data recovery software that was free to try to retrieve data. Only one worked and it got....none of the files I need! What it managed to get I dont even understand! So after that I hooked it up to my dell laptop in an attempt to use KNOPPIX. I managed to make the KNOPPIX disk and get to the I guess KNOPPIX screen but I didnt have a clue what to do next. The working laptops hard drive showed up, the external hard drive I was going to use to transfer any recovered data to showed up, but the crashed hard drive didnt. Hooking the crashed hard drive in to the working laptop did however pull up a screen saying that my disks needed to be checked for errors. It scanned the crashed hard drive twice and started deleting and fixing stuff but the compter still didnt rec... Read more

A:Crashed Hard Drive?

More than likely yes you are. You've already done what most will suggest. The disk check was performed, that's why its reading no errors once you ran the sony disk check option.
 

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My less than two year old hard drive crashed while I was doing a THROUGH SCAN DISK. I do this every month so nothing new here. It was almost done when the funny noises started.

Is a THROUGH SCAN DISK hard on drives?

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A:CRASHED Hard Drive

Hi shortcut
No a through scan is not hard on drives. It just reads the remaining surface of the drive (all the way to the center)looking for defects. Many disk tests are much harder on a drive doing random seeks and read/writes. Your drive was probably just at the edge of failure.
 

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Son's hard drive crashed and of course he did not have it backed up. The BIOS does not recognize it and all it will do is "click" when i tried it on another PC. I see some software out there that surposed to recover data. Anyone tried them? Thought I had taught him better! Other than the trash, any suggestions?

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This past weekend my computer crashed and it gave me the "blue screen of death." It said something about the "ntfs.sys" file. Then when I rebooted my computer, it did not recognize my HD right, which is Maxtor 200 GB. During POST, the computer called my HD Mahtor or something like that, and it did not recognize that the HD is a slave. Then when I finally get to windows XP pro, the folder and file names in the drive were all some crazy symbols. When I restarted the computer the second time, windows would not recognized the drive anymore. It kept saying that the drive needed to be formatted. I should mention that my XP pro is very unstable and the computer had not recognized the drive correctly a few times before. However, the drive/folders/files were still accessible. Also the computer crashed when I tried to burn some files from that drive using NERO. Does anyone know how to fix this and recover my files? Do you think it was the windows or the drive it self that caused this? Should I use this drive ever again?
 

A:My hard drive crashed, HELP!

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The family laptop, a Dell,has crashed showing an error which when researched says it is a hard drive failure. I had borrowed leads to connect the hard drives to a different laptop but the connections are wrong so now I am stuck. As there are files, photos ect I need off it, I am wondering will using a Linux Live CD or similar work to access it the files.
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A:Hard drive crashed

Yes, you should be able to use Puppy Linux to access your data. There is a good tutorial here.

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Hello, I have a major problem with my laptop and am hoping that someone can help me. Please bear with me because I know as much about laptops/computers as my grandmother and basically have no understanding of computer jargons.

This laptop is HP Pavilion ZX5000 and a few weeks ago, I could hear this really loud screeching noise coming from the bottom of the laptop, then it eventually crashed. It seemed like it was coming from my dvd/cd drive and I took it to a friend of mine who?s pretty knowledgeable with computers.

Anyway, it turns out, or he thinks, the hard drive crashed for some reason. He tried to run a diagnostic test through what?s called BIOS but to no avail and he says it?s not recognizing the hard drive.

So here is where it stands right now. Every time I turn it on, I can clearly hear some grinding noise from my hard drive. I have taken out the hard drive and while it seems like there may be a loose part, but it could be a little part that goes up and down (not sure what that?s called) and I wouldn?t even be able to know what?s wrong with it anyway.

And the screen that I get reads as follows:
For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media Test failure, check cable
PEX-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

This screen repeats itself over and over.

As I said, my friend tried to go into BIOS and somehow got into a screen that reads HDD Self-Test but he said he can?t run it as it reads, Test Status: NO IDE... Read more

A:please help with my crashed hard drive

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Yes, your only real option appears to be to buy a new Hard drive. Personally, I wouldn't normally recommend a refurbished one or a used one, purely because you can't tell what condition it's in. That's entirely up to you and what you can afford though.
 

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I want to first start off saying I have little to no experience dealing with hard drives and how they function. I have a Sony VAIO laptop that I purchased almost a year ago. My one year old daughter pulled my laptop off of the table onto the floor and now it was telling me that it cannot read disk press ctrl+alt+delete to restart over and over. I did troubleshooting with Sony but because the computer wouldnt get to their recovery screen they said my data was lost. I'm in desperate need of my data as all the financial info for my company is on it (via QB, not backed up!!).

I took the hard drive out of the computer and got a 2.5 SATA External case and hooked it up to a working computer and started downloading every data recovery software that was free to try to retrieve data. Only one worked and it got....none of the files I need! What it managed to get I dont even understand! So after that I hooked it up to my dell laptop in an attempt to use Knoppix. I managed to make the Knoppix disk and get to the I guess Knoppix screen but I didnt have a clue what to do next. The working laptops hard drive showed up, the external hard drive I was going to use to transfer any recovered data to showed up, but the crashed hard drive didnt. Hooking the crashed hard drive in to the working laptop did however pull up a screen saying that my disks needed to be checked for errors. It scanned the crashed hard drive twice and started deleting and fixing stuff but the compter still didnt rec... Read more

A:Crashed Hard Drive?

I would say yes your data is gone. It would have been better to replace the laptop drive, saving the old one and try to format and install an OS fresh on a new drive. If the laptop acted normal, you could have used the external enclosure to see if the original drive was still good. I'm afraid that the shock of the laptop hitting the floor might have damaged the hard drive beyond repair
 

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Is there a way for me to retrieve information from a hadr-drive that no longer works?

My Main 40 GIG hard-drive to the computer just died and I want to retrieve all my video datas. Can someone tell me how to "data salvage" without having to spend too much money?
 

A:Hard-Drive Crashed

Crashed meaning? if your platters are not spinning or if the arms that float between the platters are scratching the surface you may find that no software will retrieve it. If your saying it crashed but is not bootable but still spins and reads correctly then you may want to load the OS onto another HDD, slave the dead HDD, and try something like the Ontrack EasyRecovery or other software that does data recoery.
 

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How can you get the information off of a crashed hard drive??
 

A:Help: Crashed hard drive

Plug it in as a slave to another working computer

Or repair the crash (software/hardware error? )
 

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