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koolbu
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No hard drive found pc recovery cannot continue / NEED HELP .THANK YOU

My daughter 2 yrs old computer ( Compaq Pressario SR2032X) having problem with virus , so I decide to do system recovery with the dics that I create when I just bought the computer.This is a second time that I do system recovery on this computer.During the recovery it stop and fail so I try again it also fail.I turn off the computer and retry the recovery but I got the message NO HARD DRIVE FOUND PC RECOVERY CANNOT CONTINUE.Please help me out with your technical knowledge .THank you.
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Tech_Head
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Re: No hard drive found pc recovery cannot continue / NEED HELP .THANK YOU

what did the recovery say when it failed?

 

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koolbu
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Re: No hard drive found pc recovery cannot continue / NEED HELP .THANK YOU

Dear Tech Head,I don,t recall any message beside recovery fail and the next thing I got is NO HARD FOUND PC RECOVERY CANNOT CONTINUE. Truly appreciate your help and I hope your day are better than mine.
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Re: No hard drive found pc recovery cannot continue / NEED HELP .THANK YOU

Ok...boot into BIOS and go to the tools page and run a HDD self test and post result here.

 

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Lisati
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Re: No hard drive found pc recovery cannot continue / NEED HELP .THANK YOU

I concur that a diagnosis of the HDD might be in order. I would add that maybe the malware scrambled the BIOS settings, so checking that the HDD actually is properly registered in the BIOS might help too.

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pouls29
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Re: No hard drive found pc recovery cannot continue / NEED HELP .THANK YOU

How does one do that?  I am having the same problem.  I even went and bought a new HDD, but I am getting the same error message, that it cannot detect a hard drive.  I tried the autodetect test, and it couldn't find it.  I am using SATA if that helps.  It's an HP m7248n machine.

 

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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