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No HD found on HP dv9000


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johnstontl72

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Start laptop and bios boots fine then goes to black screen says please wait. 30 seconds later nothing and the system reboots. Go into bios and tried hd self test but bios says no drive found. Boot from dvd drive with xp disk and get same error from windows of no drive found. Pulled drive from laptop and put back in. Still same error. I have new replacement drive on order from Newegg. But I hope it is a drive problem and not the laptop.
Any thoughts of what might be cause the drive to not apear? The only change to the system was an upgrade of memory from 1gb to 2 gb. system booted fine after the upgrade. but then out of the blue no hard drive?

system is;
HP DV9000
Seagate 5400.2 ata 100gb
Windows XP media center edition 05
dvd player

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T
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First guess is that the hard drive died.... they are mechanical unless you have a very expensive solid state one so they eventually break like anything else mechanical...
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Thanks I figured as much. I was hoping I had laptop prob. I do still need to try and ge any info saved off the drive if I can. Any suggestions?

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Well you MIGHT be able to use data recovery software if you can put it into a machine that will either see the drive or allow you to put the settings in manually.... otherwise you would have to look at professional data recovery ( $$$$ 100-1000+ $$$$ )
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