Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:23 PM
Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:30 PM
1: Start > Run
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
4: Look for any entries with Yellow Exclamation marks or Red X's
Post your findings back here
Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:19 PM
Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:16 PM
At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press R to start Recovery Console. Choose the installation to be repaired by number (usually 1) and press "Enter".
When you are asked for the Administrator password, leave it blank, unless you know a specified administrator password, and then press "Enter".
At the prompt, type chkdsk /r and press "Enter". (Note the space before /r) The disk check operation will start.
This will be a very thorough check of the hard drive and the file system...be patient and let it complete. It may appear to hang or even back up a few times...this is normal. 60 to 90 minutes is not unusual for this check...it may take longer in some cases.
Once the check completes and you are back at the command prompt, type exit and press "Enter". Restart your computer and see if windows will start.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:32 AM
Download Windows Recovery Console here.
Download, and install Imgburn from my sig.
Install Imgburn onto your computer. You can choose No when it asks to check for a new version, the older one will work fine.
Using Imgburn, Choose "Write Image file to disk". Choose the folder Icon with a magnifying glass to choose your windows recovery console ISO. When ready, burn the ISO to the disk, choosing the large "Iso file to cd" button on the bottom.
When complete, close Imgburn and all other applications. Restart your computer.
Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Follow the rest of the steps from my previous post.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:36 PM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:09 PM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:50 PM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:04 PM
Is your HD a Sata or IDE drive?
If IDE and not recognized in BIOS and it is a new drive. You may have a dead controller.
Posted 10 June 2009 - 10:03 PM
Posted 11 June 2009 - 04:32 AM
If you take out old drive and try it in a new system is it seen?
Use the old IDE ribbon when you do. If seen then it is a bad IDE controller.
Repest the steps with new HD.
If it is not seen then try a new IDE ribbon and then if seen try it in your system with new IDE ribbon. If still not seen then it is the controller.
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