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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

    Jan 13, 2010
    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
    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


    Aug 1, 2003
    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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