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when booting up my laptop fails to detect the harddrive

by e.tphonehome / February 5, 2010 2:09 PM PST

when booting up my laptop fails to detect the hd, gives the following error message , no bootable drive.
if i restart it then finds the drive and boots up normaly, scanned for virus's and adware came back clean. also disk was scan for bad sectors and no problems were found.

running windows vista

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My thought.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2010 12:34 AM PST

I'd try a new hard drive. This may confuse some but if the drive is taking longer to get going, this could happen. Seems like a cheap fix.

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Do this :
by nitikasnv / February 14, 2010 10:18 PM PST


use a hard drive recovery software to retrieve my damaged hard drive.

Data Disc Recovery is a free hard drive recovery software made available by DAGsoft, it can efficiently scan and recover data from crashed hard disk data in FAT and NTFS.


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