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Critical Error Hard Drive not found. Missing hard Drive

Q: Critical Error Hard Drive not found. Missing hard Drive

I am having a serious problem with my pc.Windows disk is showing me these following errorsBoot sector of the hard drive disk is damagedBad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation tableRead time of hard drive clusters less the 500 msHard drive doesnt respond to system commands40% of hdd space is unreadableWhat does this mean and can I fix itI cannot access my documents folder or other programs Any Help would be greatI tried the defrag thing but it didnt workEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum, at the recommendation of forum staff. ~ Animal

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A: Critical Error Hard Drive not found. Missing hard Drive

When you say "Windows disk". Can you give a little better description of just what\where the warning message is coming from?

You "tried the defrag thing but it did`t work".

Where did you go to access the defrag? What does "it did`t work" mean?

The reason I am asking these questions is not to give you a hard time. There is a virus going around that is very similar in it`s behavior.

I am just trying to find out exactly what it is we are dealing with.

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Hi all,
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

A:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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I opened a strange email the other day. Night before last I began getting "hard drive" error messages. I also get messages about drive clusters, system restore messages referring to critical errors, etc. The computer will not let me open files on the first click. Sometimes it takes five or six double clicks to open files.

I initally thought it was Check Disk but the basic removal techniques for that did not work.

I am getting data integrity and hard drive integrity messages too.
I have to this point:

1. Backed-up data
2. checked for cleanliness issues
3. Enables topic reply
4. Run disabler for CD emulation software
5. Run DDS
6. Created GMER log

Not sure what to do now.

A:Hard Drive, drive clusters, critical error messages


If help still needed post fresh dds + gmer logs, please.

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Dell Inspiron 9400
Windows xp
Not sure of service pack, I'll find it if someone tells me how.

I'll start with error messages in order of appearance.

Error - C:\WINDOWS\system32\sfljfnvb.dll

then a few minutes later

Exception processing message 0x00000 13 parameters 0x000007FEFE037240 0x0000000000000004 0x000007FEFE037240 0x000007FEFE037240

Running low on disk space

Exception processing message 0x00000 13 parameters 0x759A023C 0x84C3CAA 0x759A023C 0x759A023C

Unable to save all the data for the file system32 469A8300 data was lost.

A critical error has occured while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.

And right now I have no taskbar. Also, I have a little thing called hard drive diagnostics trying to defragment my hard drive and telling me that I have 6 errors. I'll post these too if needed.

Many thanks in advance for any help.

A:Critical hard Drive Error


Originally Posted by smoothtrooper03

I'll start with error messages in order of appearance.

Error - C:WINDOWSsystem32sfljfnvb.dll

Double-check the spelling on that .dll file. Randomly named files are almost always malware. Absence of a task bar is also a sign of malware.

Do you do P2P filesharing, such as Limewire?

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Ok...im not sure if my computer crashed or what..but heres what happened. I was renewing my McAfee..downlading it...when my computer restarted it went to a blk screen. I lost everything. I can go on sites but only some of the words show. It says hard drive critical error and to run sstem dianostic utility. Didnt work...not sure what to do. Pleaseeee help me!

A:hard drive critical error

Test the drive with the drive manufacturer's diagnostic software. Links are here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287If the Windows version won't install or won't run, download the DOS version instead. That will be an ISO CD-Image from which you can make a bootable CD using IMGBURN from here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/Boot your PC from that CD.If you are unable to determine the make of hard drive, just test it with Seagate SeaTools from here: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools/It's available in a Windows or DOS version.Run the "Long" test. If it reports "Failed" in any of the test categories, you will have to replace the drive.

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I just got a virus called Quick Defragmenter and removed it in Safe Mode. I restarted my computer and started using it for a couple of minutes. Suddenly, I got a pop up when i tried to go to my control panel. The picture of the popup is attached. I didnt know what it was so i searched on the internet for the problem. Then i got all these messages saying my RAM is being used at a high rate and my hard drive is damaged and clusters have appeared. Then i got a ton of other pop ups with numbers i didnt know what meant. My task bar disapeared and my computer automatically restarted. When it booted up it said my computer was saved from a critical error. I have a DDS ready.Ok i posted the DDS and i dont know what you mean by removing your reply.DDS (Ver_10-11-09.01) - NTFSx86 Run by owner at 21:51:50.56 on Mon 11/08/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18975 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1560 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:�... Read more

A:Hard Drive Critical Error

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic and do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for postin... Read more

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Hi recently (around 7 hours ago) my computer has started flashing up some critical errors;

amongst these are:

critical hard drive error, damage clusters

critical error, ram useage5 (yes it does have a 5 5 after it) critically high

critical error, hard drive not found.

my pc is a packard bell imedia d3318 uk running windows 7 service pack one

i have ran dds but gmer seems to freeze my computer even in safe mode so i cannot get an ark report.

please help

dds log:

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Al at 10:46:51.42 on 14/01/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.1791.701 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {0C939084-9E57-CBDB-EA61-0B0C7F62AF82}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {B7F27160-B86D-C455-D0D1-307E04E5E53F}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:critical hard drive error

if you can get it to boot once or twice. try getting windows start up to fail. go into system repair and revert to a save point before this issue

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Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

A:Hard drive critical error!

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I really have no idea how to even begin to try to fix this, so I figured I'd come here, hoping to find some help.

Okay, so I was online, doing my own thing, when this thing popped up saying "Hard Drive Failure: The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE/SATA hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system." So I restarted my computer, and when it booted up, my desktop was all black, and basically everything (including my emulator, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Security Essentials, etc.) was gone. Whenever I go into all programs on Start; gone. My internet is working fine, but all of my bookmarks are gone as well. Every single document has been erased.

And I keep getting this Windows Recovery thing too: "Windows Recovery detected a bad sector on your hard disk drive. This error may cause the following problems:

-Data corruption and loss
-Hard drive inaccessibility
-System errors and failures"


I let it do a scan, but it wasn't really any help, and I really don't know what else to do.

Is there a chance that I could get all of my original programs and documents back? Or, at least, fix this problem somehow? I'm not an expert at computers, really, so I don't know how to handle this. I hope this wasn't too ignorant or confusing.

Any help or advice on this would be AWESOME.

A:Critical Hard Disk Drive Error?

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I seem to have become infected with malware. My computer tells me "hard drive critical error" and then runs Windows XP scanner and tells me I have to buy a program to fix it. I tried to open RKill - in many forms (I downloaded them onto USB as I cannot access internet from my computer now). It took forever, kept getting "install failure" messages but then I got the black screen. The black screen says "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process" then it says "Please be patient" and then 11 more times it says "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process." Now my computer has frozen. The mouse doesn't work and I can't turn it off. Should I pull the battery out and let it turn off, or does this process just take forever? (It has been open on that black screen for over 30 minutes...). Any suggestions as to how I can fix my computer? Any help would be greatly appreciated! I have no idea what to do!

A:Computer says "Hard drive critical error"

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerMy name is etavares and I will be working with you to fix your computer.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting. If you will be unable to respond (e.g. vacation, travel, etc.), please let me know ahead of time.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those w... Read more

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I have a problem with my computer. I've red an other topic (but I can't find it anymore) and it seems to mee that I have a virus.
I can not acces any files or programs. After starting I get Windows recovery which I've never seen before (could be me but I'm not sure)
It detects this mistakes and can not fix them if I upgrade it should be able to fix my problems.
- 39% of HDD space is unrreadable
- boot sector of hard drive disk is damaged
- hard drive doesn't respond to system commands
- read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms
- bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file on allocation table
Then I got these warnings too:
Down besides the time pops up a window saying: Hard drive critical error. Run diagnostic utility. Check hard disk drive for errors. Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error.
In the screen I get:
Hard drive failure. The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE/SATA hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system.

After restarting same problems.

Besides my computer is in Dutch and all these errors are in English.
Is there some one that can help me or tell me what to do please?

A:Hard drive failure critical error

Hello it does sound like this malware, if it's not the real HDD death.Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Hard Drive Diagnostic .After reading how the malware is misleading you ...You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

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Hey all. I'm really new to this site so I'm sorry if I posted this in the completely wrong section lol..I have this problem on my laptop (windows 7).

Virus on my laptop..how to stop/attack it?
My background screen is black and all the icons on the background are gone. My data (as in word documents) is gone all that's left is the 'C' drive with the programe files on it. I also keep getting numerous Hard Drive Failure notifications. They say 'this system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE/SATA hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system'. These come up whenever I turn the computer on...What kinda virus is this? How do I get rid of it ?? Any good free anti virus things out there on the net?

Thanks in advance

A:Critical Hard Disk Drive Error

Hi douglass.beck, to BleepingComputer. Sorry for the delay. My name is Jason and I'll be helping you. You can call me by my screename jntkwx or Jason is fine. Let's reboot into Safe Mode.This can be done tapping the F8 key as soon as you start your computerYou will be brought to a menu with several options. Press the arrow keys until Safe Mode with Networking is selected. Press Enter. Please see here for additional details. Once in Safe Mode with Networking, download Rkill Run Rkill (iExplore.exe) If you cannot find the iExplore.exe icon that you downloaded, you can also execute the program by clicking on the Start menu and then in the search field type in: %userprofile%\desktop\iexplore.exe and then press the Enter key on your keyboard. If Windows prompts you to allow it to run, please allow it to do so.Please be patient while the Rkill looks for various malware programs and ends them. When it has finished, the black window will automatically close and you can continue with the next step. If it appears like Rkill did not stop the malware from running, please try running RKill again until the malware is no longer running. If you continue having problems running RKill, you can download the other renamed versions of RKill from the rkill download page. All of the files are renamed copies of RKill, which you can try instead. Please note that the download page will open in a new browser window or tab.Do not reboot your computer after running RKill as the malwar... Read more

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I apologize if this topic has been covered.

I am infected with a "Critical hard drive error" virus.

When my computer loads, it brings up a string of 15 or so error windows. It also brings up a pop up window which is saying it is scanning my computer, and then subsequently finds a myriad of different "problems" and asks me to click to activate the full version.

Networking works, however within a couple of minutes of activity a blue screen pops up and I am rebooted.

I cannot see any of my icons in the start menu, and I have tried to do a system restore through the F8 button and through the desktop without success. When I try to use F8 and then Repair my computer, it brings me to a login screen where I am forced to log in as "other user".

When I load with safe mode, the error windows do not pop up, nor does the fake scan run, however all my icons are still missing from my Start Menu and many are missing from the "My computer" tab (which doesn't exist either, accessing indirectly through some start icons that are still there).

I attempted to run system restore through the windows help and support that pops up in Safe mode, but it tells me it is already running.

I am posting this from my laptop, though it appears I can network in Safe Mode without issue.

Any advice on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help.


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A:Infected with "Critical hard drive" error

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Mod Edit: Merged posts by OP, pruned other posts before moving topic to Malware Removal Logs - Hamluis.Hi guys,im new here and my english is bad (sorry for that)Yesterday i got that nasty HardDriveDiagnosic malware....Today i tryed to follow Remove Hard Drive Diagnostic uninstall guide and catch 4 malwares, but i dod thet in safe mode, because like others i have all my files and programms hidden and cant connect to internet propely...After i run uninstall guide and delete 4 malwares in malwarebyters programm, my pc is still not funcioning right and ESET says im having Win32/Olmarik.TDL4 trojan in RAM...plz help JohnP.S. im running Win7 64bitI Run - Remove Hard Drive Diagnostic (Uninstall Guide) till 17. item, its found 4 malwares and i deleted it, but when i eanted to doeload unhide.exe after restart its still crashed IE (because firefox cannot start) and ESET says that i have Win32/Olmarik.TDL4 trojan in RAM...I dowload TDSSkiller, but its not running...ESET online scanner found 0 threatson my head i run combofix, its returned all items, i will try normal mode, because i managed to doenload files in olny safe mode with networking...P.S. heres combofix logComboFix 12-11-05.03 - HJ 012.11.06. 2:27.1.2 - x64 NETWORKMicrosoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1257.371.1033.18.2048.555 [GMT 2:00]Running from: c:\users\HJ\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 *Enabled/Outdated* {77DEAFED-8149-104B-25A1-21771CA47CD1}SP: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 *Enab... Read more

A:Hard drive failure critical error #2

Greetings John and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary. If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance. Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re... Read more

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I don't really know much about computers, so I'm going to give as many details as I can as to what happened to mine in the hopes that there is some brave soul out there who is not an ignoramus like me. So sorry if it gets wordy.

I was on my laptop when all of a sudden I got kicked off the internet and out of my Word document. Then a couple dozen popups came up, all saying the same thing:

System message - Write Fault Error | A Write command during the test has failed to complete. This may be due to a media or read/write error. The system generates an exception error when using a reference to an invalid system memory address.

I closed out of all those popups, but as soon as I did all of the icons on my desktop disappeared. I'm pretty sure I then turned off my computer out of panic. When I restarted it, my background was black and the Recycle Bin was the only icon I had on my desktop, and my Start Menu was also cleaned out. File Recovery popped up, and told me my computer had 4 critical issues and 3 dangerous ones. Here are the details:

Hard drive boot sector reading error - Critical
System blocks were not found - Critical
Error 0x00000024 NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM - Dangerous
Error 0x0000002E DATA_BUS_ERROR - Dangerous
Error 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - Critical
The DRM attribute valve is too small before disk scan - Critical
Error 0x00000078 INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE - Dangerous

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A:Critical Error - Hard Drive Controller Failure


First step - see if you can recover your data via 'Safe Mode', see below.
Second step - repeat this post in the forum section 'Am I infected, what do I do ?', but include details of your operating system, the make and model of your computer and where you were browsing at the time this trouble started.

To recover your data : Start your computer in 'Safe Mode'. You do this by starting up your computer, and when the BIOS screen appears, start tapping the F8 key. This should bring up a black and white screen which at the top has three choices - 'Safe Mode'; 'Safe Mode with networking'; and 'Safe Mode with Command Line', and in the middle says start Windows normally. Choose 'Safe Mode with networking' - you may need to use the 'Up and Down arrow keys to select it, then press 'Enter'. This should bring up a black screen with your icons on it and it says 'Safe Mode' in each of the four corners. If this doesn't happen - switch off and contact 'Am I infected' using another computer and wait for help.

When you get to the 'Safe Mode' screen, RIGHT click on the start button. This brings up a small menu, second from the top of it you will see 'Explore'. Click on this and Windows Explorer will open, and you can use this to drag and drop your data - My Docs or whatever - into a memory stick, or more than one stick if you have a lot of data ! Do NOT re-load this data into ... Read more

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Hi. I'm new here. Am hoping someone can help me with my infected computer.First off; I have Windows Vista, Dell Dimension, McAfee Antivirus.My McAfee alerted me to a found trojan and said it got rid of it. Shortly after I started having computer issues and the following message came up:Critical error damaged hard drive clusters detected?? Private data is at risk!!Then it says there is no disc space.I went to another computer to try to find some answers. It was suggested to run Dell Diagnostics and I did that, going through the memory and all hard drives. It came up with no problems. I then went to Device Manager and started looking into that when the error messages came up again.Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

A:Critical error damaged hard drive clusters detected??

Have a read of this to see if it relates to your problem or not Mitann

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hi all,
i hope someone can help me out, i am a newbie to all this so bare with me.
my hard drive failed over a month ago but i managed to do a system image with win7 to my new 2tb internal hard drive. i cannot get the image recovery to work as i says "no image can be found on hard disk". i am at a loss from there. I have tried and cried over this as its driving me mad as i have no pc.


A:hard drive failed, system image not found on hard drive

just to add really that the system image is on my new hard drive (2tb internal). i use the boot dvd and i get a far as "repair my computer" click on it, sometimes i get message saying not compatable with this version of windows other times it lets me on to next bit, then says no image can be found on hard drive. if i go through the load drivers i can see my hard drive with items on it. ie windowsbackup and others. again i am at a loss with this, any help would be greatful.


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When I open my dad's account (he is not the administrator) the desktop is black with a blue dialogue box (WindowsRecovery) which looks like it's from Vista or Windows 7 which is weird because I run xp. It says I have bad sectors on hard drive. It also pops up a dialogue box "Hard Drive Failure - The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE / SATA Hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system." Also the lower right balloon near the clock says " Critical error run a system diagnostic utility .... Windows can't find hard disk space" and something about RAM. Please help!.DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Aman Enconado at 16:14:21.56 on Sat 04/16/2011Internet Explorer: 6.0.2800.1106Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.1.1252.1.1033.18.246.31 [GMT 8:00]..============== Running Processes ===============.C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exeC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmtC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12C:�... Read more

A:WINDOWS RECOVERY [CRITICAL ERROR Damaged hard drive clusters detected]

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I have a G42-415DX notebook that I bought around a year ago.  It's been a solid day-to-day computer up until now.  It froze a few days ago, and when I tried to start it back up, it got to the HP splash screen (prompts you to hit 'Esc' for system settings) and started beeping.  It stayed this way (beeping from the motherboard, not the speakers) for a minute until I shut it down.  When I tried to start it back up, I got nothing but the system diagnostics screen.  No option to load the BIOS or any of that, it "boots" strait to system diagnostics now.  I ran all the diagnostics and the memory checked 100% fine, but the computer says there is no hard drive installed.  It gave me a "3F0" error code (no bootable device installed).  I've tried absolutely everything I can think of.  I took the hard drive out and checked the connectors for corrosion or burns and everything looked clean.  I removed re-seated the drive several times but it didn't fix anything.  I tried swapping a good hard drive from a different laptop, also with windows 7 installed, into the G42 with the same result.  Also worth mentioning, the other laptop wouldn't boot to windows with the G42's hard drive either.  I popped in my Ubuntu DVD and ran the OS live from the disk to see if the built-in disk utility could see the drive and it does not.  The DVD drive itself shows up under the host SATA controller, but no hard drive.  Also, there's a ve... Read more

A:Hard drive not found (3F0) error

Hi,  The failure ID you provided indicates that your Hard Drive has Failed & needs to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced.If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Let us know how it goes! *Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.****Click the White Kudos star to say thanks********Please mark Accept As Solution if it solves your problem**** RegardsManjunath  

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When starting my computer, I have started getting a "Hard Drive Not Found" error on the black screen just as the pc starts booting up. I've not written down all the details, but I see the MAC address displayed and a cursor blinks just after the letters DHCP, there is something about "boot filename not received", then "Hard Drive not found" and then it defaults to the Windows boot screen and will boot up fine. The pc seems to run normal once up...but, I'm somewhat concerned about a "Hard Drive Not Found" error. It just doesn't sound good.

I'm going to try to get more specifics as to what I'm seeing on the boot screens, but wondered if anyone here might have some suggestions as to what my issue is?

Thanks in advance for any help.

My pc specs should show in my signature. Also, I recently upgraded my graphics card, but that's the only hardware I've been playing with lately. Don't know if that would make any difference because I wasn't getting any trouble until now and that graphics card has been in about a week already.


A:Hard Drive Not Found Error

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Few weeks ago my laptop (dell inspiron 1525) would turn on but when trying to get on to internet or other programmes it would turn blue with error messages and the come up with the code 0141. Then when restarting it comes up with message saying 'internal hard disc drive no found' 'no bootable device'.

Tried Rebooting and Restoring but nothing seems to work.

Any suggegstions on how i can fix this problem?

any advice will be appreciated


A:Dell error code 0141 hard disc drive not found

Hi and welcome to TSF try running the dell diagnostic utility http://support.dell.com/support/top...9E3A15597A04AFBB02EE16785D39C5C&isLegacy=true

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Hdwr: Dell Dimension 8200, WinXP Pro.
System failed with no warning or performance problems.
Can't recall a single warning sign.
Current situation: Can't get past BIOS setup. Drives are not recognized.
an't access CD Rom drive or Hard Drive so I can't use solutions that are CD based.
Attempted fixes:
- battery tested ok, but I replaced it anyway
-downloaded MS XP boot disk. It renamed the CD drive R: and I could read CD's, but it is in Win98 format (dos) and "could not create swap files" to access I386 files
- tried floppy boot with selected I386 files... no good.
- tried switching boot order.
- tried unplugging ribbon cables and power cables
-tried holding "on" button for 30 sec. to "reset"
The hard drive is spinning and the light is on
The CD drive starts, as if in auto run mode, but then stops without reading boot files
The CD drive will run from the Microsoft XP boot floppy, so the drive is ok
Someone a lot smarter than I must have the solution. (No, I don't want to buy a new box right now).

A:?WinXP Pro: boot error "Primary hard disk drive not found"

Hi, Ed from San Diego,
A couple of things that might help.
You say "The CD drive starts, as if in auto run mode, but then stops without reading boot files. The CD drive will run from the Microsoft XP boot floppy, so the drive is ok.". This ain't necessarily so !  Just because the drive is spinning it doesn't mean it is reading. Can you borrow a drive and swap it for your own ?
It's not holding in the 'On' button for 30 seconds that resets it, it is turning the power off from the computer for 30+ seconds that does this. You can turn it off either at the wall or at the switch on the back of the computer's power supply, both have the same effect.
I will admit that I am as much in the dark as you are about what has caused your problem. I have had computers crash and / or just stop running for a number of reasons over the years, but never a time when the BIOS refused to recognise drives. I do have the situation on my own computer, where I have three HDDs two of which are the same model, and the BIOS occasionally has got confused about which is which. All this results in is a message at boot time 'No operating system found'. And all this entails is going into the BIOS and swapping the drive order around.
Best of luck,
Chris Cosgrove

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I am trying to replace a Hard drive in a Dell computer - installing a Western Digital. I have Windows XP. Upon starting my computer, I receive an error message "NTLDR is missing Press Cntrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Every time I restart I get the same message.

How do I get Windows XP installed and get past this message?

Thanks in advance,

A:Replacing Hard drive - NTLDR is missing error

This link is a good place to start. Is this a clean hard drive with nothing on it?


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Okay so i was doing your usual conversion of a FAT32 drive to NTFS using Paragon partition manager. It was my external 500gb lacie hard drive (H and to my horror i returned from class to see my computer had rebooted during the process. It was my own human error as i forgot to stop the windows update process in the command prompt.

Now i couldnt afford to let my pc convert it in the saftey of a no OS environment that day because i had to write an essay, but now im wishing i had. The problem is around 80% of my files are now no longer showing on the drive, but the space for them is still allocated. That lead me to the conclusion theyre still on the drive.

I decided to finish the conversion on Paragon which kept bringing up an error. After running a CHKDSK /F fix acronis carried on the operation as per normal and reached 100%. STILL MY FILES WERE MISSING.

I then decided to run numerous recovery programs to see if i could find the files. However they all picked up zilch...

My final idea was to run the seriously time consuming CHKDSK /R as a last ditch attempt. All was going well until it came up with an "unspecified error" at the end of stage 5. Now im all out of ideas...

I am going to try defraging and running CHKDSK /R again to see if the error is a reccuring one... If it is then im stumped. Its just really annoying because my files are still on there! The space is allocated but theyre just not showing up!!!! ARGH!


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I have Windows XP and run Avast as my security tool. Yesterday while just browsing the internet my Avast tool started going crazy blocking things left and right and running programs in its 'sandbox'. I thought it was taken care of and then i started receiving pop ups of hard drive errors. I ran the typical hard drive tests with no problems and ran a virus scan but Avast was not finding anything. I rebooted only to find a large number of my files/folders missing (soem were very important documents and pictures)and the hard drive messages popping up quite frequently. The speed of the computer/internet has severly slowed as well.

I downloaded MalwareBytes and it found to files that i deleted. However, everytime i restart the computer and run MalwareBytes, it is still finding stuff.

How do I get rid of this hiddent worm,trojan,whatever it is for good so it wont be creeping back in?


A:Hard Drive Error Messages and Missing Files/Folders

Hello and to BleepingComputer.Try running MBAM this way.Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Link 3Link 4Before we begin, you should disable any anti-malware software you have installed so it does not interfere with RKill running. This is because some anti-malware software mistakenly detects RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how to disable your security software.Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed. If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply***************************************************Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareClick on the Update tab and click the button Check for UpdatesIf you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from http://data.mbamupdates.com/tools/mbam-rules.exe'>here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progr... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 using since 2010 suddenly I saw this error message "internal hard disk drive not found,to resolve this issue try to reseat the drive" when I turned it ON. Then I tested with other HDD drive from other laptop and it booted fine. Then realized that HDD was down brought a new samsung SSD 120GB drive and installed on my laptop and trying to install the Windows 7 from a CD still seeing the same error when turned ON.
Please help with this issue.
Thanks in Advance

A:internal hard disk drive not found,to resolve this issue try to reseat the drive.............Please help

Thanks guys!!!!!
My bad after I installed the SSD the CD that was in the DVD Drive was the Applications/Driver CD instead of Windows 7 disk. I just realized  and installed the Win7 on my new hard disk my laptop is back to normal. Thank God! I saved 500 to get the new laptop.

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I am trying to re-install xp pro on my Toshiba Notebook with an external DVD drive. I am able to boot from the drive and the blue "windows setup" screen begins to load.

After I press enter to set up Window XP, it says "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your comptuer...Press F3 to quit.

I am stumped. If I quit setup and I can reboot and load my original windows. Therefore, the hard disk is present and works fine.

How do I get the windows setup to see the hard drive and proceed with setup?


A:Solved: Install Windows with External Dvd Drive - Hard drive not found?

It is usually because the installation cannot recognise the SATA driver for the hard disc
If you have a usb drive load from Toshiba the sata controller drivers
so on the screen for the install you press F6 load drivers and then load the sata driver from the usb - I say usb as I presume you do not have a floppy drive
OR you can include them in a reburnt CD using nLite but that is a longer way round the problem


OR you can TRY try this

Enter your BIOS/Setup Utility
Locate the Serial ATA or SATA configuration section
I&#8217;ve seen this section called &#8216;On Chip Config&#8217; on some Phoenix Award BIOS

On Lenovo/IBM ThinkPads it&#8217;s in Config > Serial ATA (Sata)
Change the mode of the SATA controller from AHCI to IDE or Compatibility
Save & Exit
Reboot and begin the Windows Setup again.
If Windows Setup successfully detects your hard disk this time then go ahead and perform the Windows Setup.
When Windows setup completes change the mode back to AHCI in the BIOS


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Inspiron 14z-5423  Hard Disk Drive not found: How to Reseat Drive?
error code 2000-0142
validation 73381

Also, video card for memory has error code of 2000-0332
validation 71027

Much appreciation for info to help me do this, confused and sad.

A:Inspiron 14z-4423 Hard Disk Drive not found: How to Reseat Drive?

The 0142 error is a HDD failure. This is a smart error and indicates that the HDD is failing or already failed error - see this article for reference - http://dell.to/1NAsADX
So, reseating the HDD will not positively help in this case. If you would like to reseat the HDD anyway and check - download the service manual here - http://dell.to/2d326ia
Also, the 0332 is a video card related error. So, the motherboard needs to be replaced.
Personally, I would suggest you to invest your money on a new machine than to repair this system. However, that is your discretion.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I have a DELL dual-core with a 250 Gb. Serial ATA HD (7200 rpm) which is 9 months old and still under warranty. Today I learned, in Kim Komando's column, of a free program to monitor the health of your computer. I downloaded and installed it and immediately got a warning message that my HD is operating at temperatures ranging from "critical 59 (C) to Over Critical 66 (C)". This warning sign keeps bugging me, it won't go and stay away. Has anyone else experienced this and what action did you take?

A:Critical Temperature - hard drive?

What is the name of this program?

You may want to consider buying a Hdd cooler.

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My laptop crashed. I CAN NOT AFFORD to lose my date so when I went to install vista. its needs about 7.3 GB I only have 7.1 to use. Is there to get passed this? Or does windows 7 use less? I really cant lose this data.

A:Critical Hard-Drive question

I would Recommend using an Ubuntu live CD To retrieve all your Data and Back it up

After that Format the HDD and Install Windows Vista

See http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/68...n-install.html For More Information

You will need to Download and Burn a Live Disk yourself using another Computer

See Download | Ubuntu For More Information

Hope This Helps,

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I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop, spec. is i7-2640 processor, 8GB memory, 750GB hard drive. The problem is that it often freezes and when restarted it suggests no hard drive, "No boot device found". If I go into the BIOS there is no hard drive, if I boot into the diagnostics screen (F12) and run thr tests on the hard drive it comes up as passed, if I then restart the laptop it will boot into windows 7 Ultimate.
Evertime it freezes it won't boot after a restart unless I run diagnostics then it will start OK.
My thoughts are that it is hard drive, although all tests I have carried out on it suggest its OK, one of the times it booted into windows I ran the Seagate seatools and it was fine.
Anyone any suggestions as to the cause?

A:Laptop hard drive issue -- no boot device found/disk read error

Sorry, message at start is "A disk read error occurred", not sure if that makes any difference to your thoughts.
I reformatted and reloaded the software to see if that made any difference but the problem still persists.

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I am running Windows XP on an Nspire laptop purchased just a few months back. I installed Ad Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spyblaster, Zone Alarm, and Windows Defender in addition to the Verizon Security Suite that was currently running in order to find and delete some adware viruses. Spybot was successful and everything was restored to normal for a couple of days until I restarted and got a blue screen error "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and stating that I should disable BIOS memory options. I assumed that I had too many virus scanning programs and firewalls installed so I was able to boot into safe mode as administrator and deleted all of the before mentioned programs except for Windows Defender and Verizon Security Suite which I planned to keep. At restart I received the same blue screen message so I went to the BIOS setup menu to check the memory options and my BIOS menu has extremely limited settings options (Phoenix Trusted Core) which frustrated me and I (stupidly) reset the default settings. Now I was unable to get past the black screen telling me that Windows failed to start normally. So I went to the XP recovery CD and tried recovery and now all I get is a blue screen saying hard drive not found.
This laptop was purchased "Vista ready" but with XP Pro installed by my request. Could the problem possibly be that XP setup is not recognizing the hard drive because I reset the settings to default and now the hard drive is recognizable by Vista but n... Read more

A:Solved: Changed BIOS settings to default, blue error screen, hard drive not found

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Hi, I am recieving the error "BOOTMGR is missing. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" When trying to boot.

The situation is this:
-I had hard drive issues. Purchased a new hard drive then made a ghost image of my Windows 7 install partition. Ghost image made with Norton Ghost 14.0
-Installed new hard drive, partitioned it with the win 7 install disc. rebooted.
-Loaded ghost image using norton ghost system recovery disc. ghost image was save on an external hdd. i loaded it onto brand new hard drive into a new partition.
-The ghost image loaded successfully, but I now receive the error mentioned.

It obviously appears there is a problem with the master boot record etc. I tried installing windows 7 freshly from the disc and that worked fine, but I need my ghost image from the external to be loaded.

I do not have any OS installed and running currently. I tried installing XP after this happened, thinking I could find a way to modify the boot record from inside XP. However, after installing XP I receive the error: "error loading operating system".

What should I do now; what is the proper way to load this norton ghost 14.0 image of windows 7 onto a brand new hard drive?

Thank you for any help!

A:BOOTMGR is missing - error on boot. Loaded a ghosted OS image to new hard drive

Got a feeling your recovery disc may not have the boot loader inside.

Normally you can rebuild boomgr and this is my suggestion

(1) Load Win7 installation DVD, opt for repair and click Command prompt

(2) Copy from the DVD the program bootmgr.exe and the entire /boot directory into your WIn7 directory if it is the C drive,
if not put it in the C drive.

(3) Put Win7's MBR inside the C drive by command

bootrec /fixmbr
(4) Install Win7 boot sector code in the C drive by command

bootsect /nt60 c:
The bootsect.exe is inside /boot of the DVD
(5) Rebuild the BCD by command

bootrec /rebuildbcd
You should find Xp and Win7 in the next reboot.

The booting sequence starts with something like

The Bios reads the Win7 MBR and loads it into memory
That MBR will load the bootsector code in the first partition recognised by MS Windows and that must be the C drive
It is the boot sector code that finds bootmgr and put it in the memory
boomgr can then show the user the booting alternatives with a BCD menu.

The original recovery disc will never boot in the new hard disk because even if everything is complete the GUID partition reference of the old partition will not never mactch that in the new disk. The GUID reference is unique when a partition is created. You can check it out yourself by command "bcdedit.exe /enum".

Word of warning

If you have installed WIn7 in a C drive position it may not boot if you place it in a D drive. Although the drive lette... Read more

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"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.

A:"0x80070057" Error copying files from hard drive to hard drive??

Quote: Originally Posted by axelrose

"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.

That error sometimes refers to a read write problem. That could be caused by a controller, too little ram, or a busy cpu.

How bis are the copies?

What does it say in event viewer about it?

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of this.


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I have five hard drives in my system. Recently after a reboot, one of my drives "vanished"
I rebooted again, it's back. SMART shows the drive is flawless - I suspect a loose connection or something.
My problem is that before the drive vanished, it was G:. Now it's D: (first open drive letter.) When I go into drive management and try to change the drive letter, it's not there. None of the drives showing have it, but it's not in the list.
I need this drive to be G: - how do I find where Windows thinks that letter is allocated and release it?Philo Janus, MCP Author: Pro InfoPath 2007 Pro PerformancePoint 2007 Pro SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 Blog @ http://philo.typepad.com/with-all-due-respect/

A:Drive letter missing after removing hard drive

The problem was that the drive letter I needed wasn't in the list.
A note for anyone who reads this in the future who does support - when working with someone who says "a drive letter is missing" make sure to understand if they mean the drive doesn't have a letter assigned, or if the problem is that the letter they need
isn't available. I saw a LOT of this while I was researching this problem - I could tell that the person asking the question was saying that the letter wasn't in the list, but the person trying to help would just point them towards drive management (where
they already were, if you read carefully)
In my case, it turned out I have software running that mounts iso files as CD drives. That's where the drive letter was - it had taken the assignment, but without an iso mounted, it didn't show up in drive management.
Philo Janus, MCP Author: Pro InfoPath 2007 Pro PerformancePoint 2007 Pro SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 Blog @ http://philo.typepad.com/with-all-due-respect/

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The big problem started when I was online, harmlessly on Facebook and listening to music on Youtube. Suddenly AntiVir began to warn me, saying it quarantined 7 different Malware viruses. We've gotten these before, and AntiVir prevents them no problem. To be cautious, I started up the virus scan to check my whole computer. It got about 15% in when it said it had found 7 detections. My virus scan wasn't making progress, so I fully stopped it and had it "fix" the detections.

Well then I got an error message saying my system was damaged and to restart it. I did, and when it booted back up, the desktop picture was gone (now black) and all the icons are vanished, nearly all of my programs were no longer listed (I tried to reach the system restore in hopes to fix this problem) and HP Fix popped up. HP Fix did repair a few problems, but I have about 5 problems that it says I need to purchase an Advanced Module for. I can not access most of my programs, and the computer is too slow for me to use the Search feature to find the program (such as our normal browser, Firefox). I can open Internet Explorer (No ad-ons).

I thought maybe this was just a system error, and maybe the viruses had something to do with weakening it. But I had a friend mention the MAX++ virus, saying that the first sign was when on Google, you are directed to an advertisement rather than the website you are trying to access. I did have this problem about a week ago, and I uninstalled and then re-... Read more

A:Firefox redirect, malware detected, now 5 critical hard drive issues

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C... Read more

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ok i have a Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive and i need to the max of hard drive i can run or allow on my DEll Optiplex 740  small factor tower plus  also need help about if i can upgrade my  ADM Athlon Dual core Processor 4850e  and higher?

A:want to upgrade my hard drive Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive

Any 3.5" drive at 2T or under should work fine.  Upgrading the CPU would mean buying used - these CPUs went out of production not long after your system was current - and that was a decade ago.

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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I was laying in bed and heard my computer restart for seemingly no reason. I get up to look at the screen and I get the error "3rd Slave Hard Disk Error" I try to continue but since Ubuntu is installed on the now faulty hard drive, it says error: no such device: - device name - Entering rescue mode - grub rescue>... which I've seen before, it's telling me that it can't find the Ubuntu installation. I have windows as my primary OS on the first hard drive (the one that's still detected) and manually choose windows before the computer starts. I went into BIOS to try and change the boot sequence, which has caused the grub rescue screen before, but the 2nd hard drive is no longer detected. How can I get passed the grub rescue screen? What could of possibly happened to my hard drive in such a seemingly random way? I have a 3rd unused hard drive, am I better off just installing windows on it and starting over? I don't want to lose everything on my 2nd hard drive though.

I tried starting it with the cords plugged into the primary hard drive into the 2nd faulty one, it's spinning but still not detecting it

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I recently used my system image disk to restore on a new (larger) hard drive but now when I look at the hard drive from the computer view it shows my hard drive as being the same size as the old one instead of being the size of the new one. I'm not sure
I'm making much sense so I will post a picture...

Is there anyway to fix this? Does the drive really only have 286 gigs on it?

A:System Image disks installed on new hard drive show new hard drive same size as old one

You have to be logged in as Admin to perform these operations.
Go to Start, and in the Search box, type in DISK MANAGEMENT. Pick the Control Panel item "Create and format disk partitions." Once Disk Management comes up, right-click on the area of your disk and select "Extend volume..." Move it out
as far as you want, making the whole thing one drive.
If that doesn't work for you, then you can download Easeus Partition Manager Home
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm  and create a boot CD from it that will accomplish the same thing (and more, if you want to read up on it). It's a free program and works
with 32- and 64-bit Windows. I like it and use it myself.

SC Tom

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My T410i hard drive died, I have Windows 7 Home Basic OA key, but how to install on new hard drive? I had to replace the hard drive, I realise from the help pages I should have written down the error messages before replacing... Either way I am unsure how to obtain the Windows 7 Home Basic software to re-install.I have the key, where should I go - the microsoft site says it came pre-installed so I need to contact the supplier - Lenovo, but on the product list T410i is too old and not listed. Thanks in advance for you time.CheersPaul

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I'm amateur pc user. Been trying fix problems all week. Changed power box due to over heating, used AVG & Superantispyware. Keeps asking to reboot and choose boot device, and several hints of mysterious behavior inside machine. Feels like something is eating it (paranoid spirituality). Anyone know what's going on. Please be gentle with me;Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:43:58, on 30/04/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AASP\1.00.61\aaCenter.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Kontiki\KHost.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\Sup_SmartRAM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DT Utilities\DT Utilities PC Backup Pro\mgCtrl.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\EntriqMediaTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\\EntriqMediaServer.exeC:\Windows\Integrator.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Micr... Read more

A:Unknown problem,system restore&recycle bin&2nd hard drive vanished, 2nd hard drive

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Hey guys!

My Zune 80gb stopped working a while back. It wouldn't charge. So I thought I would take out the hard drive and use it as an external 80gb hard drive. So I bought an 1.8" ZIF encolsure for it and installed the hard drive into it.

All appears good with the installation. When I plug the hard drive into the PC the light on the hard drive enclosure comes on and stays on & the disk starts spinning. Then Windows Vista does the whole "Install new Hardware" thing and calls it a "Disk Drive" and a "USB Mass Storage Device" and says hardware is installed and ready for use.

But the problem is I can't seem to access the drive. I can't find it anywhere. It doesn't show up as a drive I can use or anything. I tried a third party partitioning prgram to try and find the disk so I could reformat it but it wouldn't it couldn't find it either. I even plugged the drive into my Mac thinking that Disk Utility might be able to recognize it and let me wipe it, but the Mac doesn't recognize it as anything.

Back in Vista, Using Device Manager, Vista notices the drive under the "Disk Drives" option as a "Disk Drive" and that it is elecronically signed by Microsoft (since it has the Zune firmware on it) but I can't do anything with it ... And this is the only place where I can see that the drive even exists. I can't reformat it or anything.

Can anyone help me? I thought I read somewhere... Read more

A:Putting a Zune 80gb Hard Drive in an External Hard Drive Enclosure, help please!


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