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HardDrive Down and Computer can't find so I cant install OS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mingui91, Jan 13, 2010.

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  1. mingui91

    mingui91 Thread Starter

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    Notebook model: Compaq presario c300 laptop
    Processor type: Intel Celeron M CPU 420
    Processor Speed 1.60GHz
    Total Memory 768 mb
    video memory 128mb(Xp only)
    BIOS version F.24
    I formatted with Win.XP recently but when downloading the suggested BIOS from the Compaq website the PC shut down and ever since I've had looping boots after a blue screen saying my hard device is screwed up. So I burned a boot disk with Darick's nuke, and completely wiped out the hard to install the Windows again, and it still says this and I just get a retarded laptop only with an opening Compaq screen then blacking out, booting, then coming back to this screen whenever a window installation is booted after i press enter to install:

    Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any harddisk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuraion ins correct. set up cannot continue, to quick press f3.
    If I press R to repair it still said that the path or file specified is not valid, and it lets me type from C:/). How can I revive the damaged hard that supposedbly not pwered on, found or connected properly?
    This is the BIOS that i tried to install soon after I first formatted then booted the computer into retarded mode: WinFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (for Notebooks with Intel Processors) - Microsoft Windows/Vista-Based
    link:http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ob-51160-1
    PS: I can burn boot disks on my other computer so if there are links to any helpful things that might be used as boot disks to revive the hard to a point where atleast I can install windows on it thats fine too thanks!
     
  2. Elvandil

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    What type of drive?

    Darik's has destroyed drives before. It is intended for drives that are no longer going to be used by the owner.
     
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