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08-11-2012 02:52 AM
Hp pavilion desktop M775on
Windows vista home
error message on blue screen says the hard disc was not found recover was aborted
if i try to start up in safe mode it takes me to a black screen that says window microsoft windows millennium startup menu
that gives me choices to 1.normal 2.logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT) 3.Safe Mode 4.Step by step confirmantion 5.Command promt only 6.Safe Mode command promt only and still end result blue screen that says hard disc not found
I have done a system recovery in the past but i didn't use disc because i couldn't find them
Now I have the disc but I can't use them because the system wont recognize them
What can i do to download my os again?
08-11-2012 11:42 AM
Is there a program out there somewhere that can check that for my before i go and spend all that money. Why would shutting it of at a bad time cause the drive to fail?? And when i try to sestore with disc nothing is detecting. Them could that be my dvd/cd could that drive be bad too. I don't know anything about computers but i have been searching the web for hours and hours watching video. I don't know which way to go. This is a lot of stress on a mom with teen getting ready to go back to school and no computer to come home and do some of there work on. lol
08-11-2012 01:06 PM
See if one of the free hard drive check utilities mentioned in the link below will work for you.
The DVD drive works or the restore disks wouldn't even boot up and tell you no hard drive found.
Hard drives can go bad at any time. It is not a matter of if a hard drive will fail, but a matter of when.
You may even want to try making your own Vista installation disk and see if that works.
If you're up to a slight but rewarding challenge you can make your own if you can read your 25 character Vista product key on the PC.
Just download the 3 files you need at the link below, and read all of the instructions to create a bootable DVD installation disk using imageburn.
Disregard the part of the text under the first screen shot about "extract the files to the Vista folder."
The files were already extracted to that folder when you ran the X14.exe file by reading the text on top of the first screen shot.
The other thing I noticed is on the 4th screen shot, where it shows Developer ID Microsoft Corporation. I had to type Microsoft Corporation in myself, and then the other codes automatically populated.
When I went to compile the ISO file, ImageBurn gave a message that about a WIM file and ISO, and if I wanted to burn it in a different format.
I selected No, make the ISO file.
It was not that hard to do. I burned both the 64 bit disk and the 32 bit disk in case I ever need them.
I tested both of them an my hp dc7100 CMT desktop PC, they worked perfectly.
When you enter the product key, it knows what version of Vista you have.
After you successfully install Vista, you can then install the drivers from your PC's support and driver page.
08-11-2012 05:25 PM
WOW Paul I hope it's that easy man have i been a mess. No sleep nothing to eat or drink just because i lost EVERYTHING..... Cross your fingers for me I am going to try this out right now and I will get back to you thanks..
08-12-2012 06:50 AM
If you want to see if you can recover your files you can also make the Kapersky rescue CD and and you can use it if your hard drive isn't bad. Watch the video for more info.
Link to the download.
08-12-2012 11:04 AM
Tigerdirect has a pretty good deal on a suitable replacement hdd>> HERE
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