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03-28-2011 07:34 PM - edited 03-28-2011 07:36 PM
Here is the situation, I have a Pavilion dv4-2045dx,
2.2GHz AMD Turon II Dual-Core
Windows 7 64-Bit
Seagate SATA 5400 320 GB
The computer for some reason just does not recognize the hard drive. So I replaced it with a used Toshiba hard drive that already has XP OS on it (just for testing). Fortunately, that works! Then I put the original hard drive into an enclosure to see if I can read the data from another computer...no problem there.
I went out to purchase another hard drive just to make sure that it is not the hard drive that is giving me the problem. When I swapped out the old hard drive with the new one, it has the same problem bios cannot read it and installing with the recovery disc does not recognize it.
Here are the Errors:
When I ran the recovery disc, which was purchased through HP:
[info] no hdd"
I have also checked the bios under the
diagnostics > primary hard drive self test: I get
"Hard Disk Does Not Exist"
This laptop has a VERY limited InsydeH20 bios, so there is no way I can turn off SATA/AHCI setting.
So right now I am in a bind, if anyone can help me, much is appreciate.
08-04-2011 11:24 AM
I see that all of you are unable to get the hard drive detected on one notebook where as the same hard drive is working on the other notebooks. If this is the case, it might be the problem with the hard drive controller on the motherboard where the hard drive is being connected. Please get the notebook serviced to get the problem resolved.
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01-01-2012 08:25 AM
I sent the unit to an EBAY seller who specializes in repairing HP laptops.
It was a flat fee and extremely cheap compared to buying a board and trying it myself.
The EBAY seller is VALUERECOVERY