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02-09-2012 03:10 PM
1. Hp Pavillion Desktop a6720y
2. Windows Vista 64 bit
3. Searching for storage devices at startup
4. No changes made that I can think to software or hardware
02-09-2012 04:48 PM
Soundmaster, welcome to the forum.
It appears that you have a failed hard drive. You can run SMART diagnostics from the BIOS to see what it says.
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02-20-2012 08:21 PM
Tried that. SMART say slave drive was going bad but master OK. Sometime it will go past that screen and see my cd/dvd rom and hard drive. Then when I try to reinstall vista it ask where i want to install and the installer does not see my hard drive and asks me to load drivers. I have sata drives. i even tried pulling a good hard drive out of another computer and got the same results.