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Hard disk not getting detected

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dx57, Dec 12, 2010.

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  1. dx57

    dx57 Thread Starter

    Dec 12, 2010
    I own a HP Pavilion dv1000, the problem is the hard disk is getting detected in the BIOS but at the boot menu screen fades blank and also the hard disk activity led is not glowing there after(the hard disk activity led flashes when only when power is turned on/off and not at any other instance.).

    Its a SATA disc drive.
    I bought a SATA BOX and tried connecting it to my other laptop but the drive is not getting detected , though the LED on the SATA BOX connected to hard disk is green (assuming green signifies working).

    I also used USBDeview to see if it can detect the drive connected on the USB but it wasn't detected :( .

    If it can be of any help here are few specifications:

    Capacity : 80GB
    SN : 5PK0TZGS
    Model : ST98823AS
    PN : 9W3183-021
    FW : 3.05

    Vol : +5v , 0.48 A

    I have some very important data which wasn't backed up on it , any comments would be of immense help.
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    Determine the brand name of the drive. Download the drive manufacturer's testing utility, preferably a utility that runs from a bootable CD. Place the drive back into its original computer. Turn the computer on and place the bootable test CD into the computer's CD drive and restart the computer again. Run the tests and let us know your result.
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