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HP d530 -HDD not recognized, "Non-System disk or disk error"-

Greetings,

 

This is a computer of a friend. It seems he has lost all CDs and/or floppy disks that came with the computer. I see that HDD recognition doesn't seem to happen in SETUP (BIOS), so I assume that a setup disk or CD of some sort is required.

 

The only boot options that are available at this time are:

CD-ROM

USB

Floppy

No hard drive recognized. I was able to boot up on the CD-ROM drive with a LiveCD Linux version but it also confirmed that no HDD is recognized at the time. I suppose it is possible that IDE 1 port is dead.

 

I did attempt to reset the CMOS by holding in SW50 for 5 seconds but that didn't help in recognizing the HDD.

 

So the model number is:

HP d530

   SFF(DC578AV)

   p/n DC578AV

 

Restoring XP on this machine would be the best option but if I can get the HDD recognized and install some version of Linux, that would be OK also.

 

Thanks for any help,

Doug 

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Re: HP d530 -HDD not recognized, "Non-System disk or disk error"-

Assuming the hard drive is on a different IDE channel than the CD drive, try swapping them.  If the CD is still seen and the hard drive is not, it would make sense that the hard drive is defective.  If the Linux Live CD cannot see the hard drive after the swap, that is a sure sign it is done.
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Dean
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Re: HP d530 -HDD not recognized, "Non-System disk or disk error"-

Assuming the hard drive is on a different IDE channel than the CD drive, try swapping them.  If the CD is still seen and the hard drive is not, it would make sense that the hard drive is defective.  If the Linux Live CD cannot see the hard drive after the swap, that is a sure sign it is done.
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Re: HP d530 -HDD not recognized, "Non-System disk or disk error"-

TheOldMan, 

 

I am not sure why I was assuming that the hard drive was still ok but anyway, I followed a modified version of your suggestion and stuck an old 3.2 gig hard drive on the IDE 1 channel and it found that hard drive right away (even though it said it was on the verge of failing).

 

Guess I will just keep trying old hard drives from the closet until I find one that will boot. I wonder how a 520 MB hard drive with windows 3.1 will work on this system?

 

Thanks for taking the time to help,

Doug

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Re: HP d530 -HDD not recognized, "Non-System disk or disk error"-

Additional information:

 

The power supply was dead, (kinda sparked when first plugged in), so I replaced that with one that was laying around. The CD-ROM drive I figured out after a while was only working marginally (also had an old one laying around) that is working better than the other one.

 

Windows XP is in the middle of being installed and things look OK.

 

 

Thanks again

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