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Boot disk failure, please insert disc and press enter

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Andy_Social, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. Andy_Social

    Andy_Social Thread Starter

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    This black screen appeared after starting up my pc. I ran my windows repair cd and 'no hard disk' appeared. I checked in my bios and my HD is not showing up. I have checked and reseated the cables with no success. I also extracted my Hd and hooked it up to a USB adapter and it did not show up at all. I hear power to the HD but can't seem to get to the data. I have a years worth of photos on there and need to get it working again. Any suggestions?
     
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    It is a Compaq presario, amd athlon 64, witha a seagate barracuda 7200.9 120 gb HD.
     
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    My best bet is that the HD has died. Try avoid powering the hard drive, as if it is damaged, each spin could equal to data loss/curruption.
    if that is the case,
    your options are only to purchase a new HD.

    For the files on the old HD, you can try and get the filed recovered, but it is costly. Cant say ive tried this myself, buy they do exist and as far as i know at a high price.
    http://www.rapid-data.net/

    Good luck.
     
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