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Hard drive not detected

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Walid999, Sep 23, 2019.

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  1. Walid999

    Walid999 Thread Starter

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    My HP Pavilion i5 8th gen (Windows 10) gave SMART ERROR for Internal Hard Disk and after few days computer was not able to detect the HDD. Now the computer won't start and shows
    Boot Device Not Found 3F0 error
    When I go in diagnostics for HDD it says check whether the cable are attached properly but the computer repair guy said that replacing the HDD is the only way but I don't want to spend that much money. Is there any option or is there anyway that I can still use my HDD without replacing it
    Regards
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Open the case and check/reseat the connections. If you still have the problem, you need a new hard drive.
     
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  3. Couriant

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    It's possible that the drive is bad since you got the smart error. Perhaps the HP diagnostics can help. From a shut down state, turn on the computer then hit F2 repeatedly undil the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI comes up. Then click on components test, then hard drive, then if available - Extensive test.

    What is the model number, part number, and SN of your HP machine?
     
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  4. Walid999

    Walid999 Thread Starter

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    I did the Extensive test and it says check whether the cables are connected properly
    And crjdriver I'll try what you suggested.
    Thanks for quick responses you guys rock
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Drives are cheap. If the cables are fine, a new 2TB WD Black series drive is $120. You can get cheaper drives however the black series is a high quality drive with a 5yr warranty. You can get a WD blue drive for $55 however those only have a 2yr warranty.
     
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    If you have another of the EXACT same hard drive and model you could try a circuit board transplant -though those don't always work and no guarntee if it does how long it work. The safer thing to do is get another hard drive if the below doesn't fix the issue.

    Also maybe try a different power connector on a different power cable line sometimes a power connector can burn out -which can mean a PSU may be in the near future of being needed as well.

    I agree to the Black series unless it is going to be a 24/7 machine then I would go for the WD 2TB GOLD line -not to be confused with the Ultrastar line -they may be a bit louder though:
    https://www.newegg.com/p/1Z4-0002-002V0
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2019
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