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Old 12-08-2012, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am working on a laptop for a friend of mine. it is a HP pavillion dv7. When I turn it on it says to load an operating system and that the hard drive does not exist. I can not run any hard drive tests on it. I do know that the hard drive connector works because I have put one of my hard drives on it to test. I tried to load windows 8 onto it and it does not show any drive for me to install it on. Can anyone help me with this problem please.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So it see's your drive but not the origional drive? Did the drive just die? if so replace the hard drive.
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So it see's your drive but not the origional drive? Did the drive just die? if so replace the hard drive.
Correct, it sees my drive but not the original. When I got the computer it was doing this. My friend told me that it was working before this happened.
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I would replace the drive If you can afford a SSD it would be a nice upgrade. And the cost has come down allot on solid state drives...
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