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05-01-2012 11:20 PM
My HP pavilion DV 6663 recently showed a screen statiing: "Operating system not found" when I tried to boot it up. I tried a number of recovery softwares and I was able to boot from disk but I just kept getting an error stating "Root cannot be found" or something of that nature. I decided to try and use my other 2.5" sata HD just to see if that would work and it did. After doing some research I decided to purchase a sata HD docking station to try and see if I could retrieve any of my files instead of giving up and purchasing a new HD. I used the docking station and sure enough my backups were still on there so I backed them up on my other PC. I also reformated the HD in hopes of reinstalling Windows 7. I put the HD back in the HP pav 6663 and tried to boot with disk. Now I cant even boot from disk. Nothing happens when I press F9 or any other button except F10. I have set the cd drive as #1 in the bios but nothing happens. Any thoughts? Also, Can I somehow install windows to a hard drive in a docking station (then put it back in to the HP and boot)? Any thoughts would help thanks.
05-02-2012 02:39 AM
Okay, so after hours of research I've discovered that the driver that is needed to recognize my sata hard drive is missing. I have searched everywhere for this driver but Im not exactley sure what Im looking for. I need to know the manufacturer for my motherboard HP PAVILION DV 6663US p/n GY140UA #ABA . Forgive me as I am a NOOB. This seems like it should be an easy find but for me it is not. Any direction would be greatly appriciated. Thanks again.