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Old 11-03-2012, 10:33 AM #1
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Help fix my laptop

Ok I'm currently deployed and my laptop took a dump it's a hp 2000 I got it beginning of the year when I first got to country my other one died but I got this one and I closed it and later when I opened it the screen froze and went black then a message appeared saying boot device not found please install an operation system to your hard drive When I do a hard drive test it says hard drive dosnt exist and I don't have the recovery desk or anything from the box I left them at are Out post
Is their anyway I can get it work again??any help be amazing thanks
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:37 AM #2
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I'm not familiar with that exact model but there are a couple options.

1. If it uses a sata cable to connect the hard drive to the motherboard, these randomly failed ( a lot of laptops I believe are not using an actual cable though for sake of space management)

2. Your hard drive died, the don't like being tossed around especially while they are on

3. It's super unlikely but you can try booting into the bios and checking your boot sequence, and see if it detects your hard drive if it does, you might just be able to switch on/off ahci and/or make it the priority boot device. Either way would be good to see if your hdd is detected
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:46 AM #3
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I opened the back up checked the cables Abd the hard drive but I really don't k ow wat I'm looking for and when I try and test my hard drive in bios says their is no hard drive like its gone
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:12 AM #4
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I opened the back up checked the cables Abd the hard drive but I really don't k ow wat I'm looking for and when I try and test my hard drive in bios says their is no hard drive like its gone
so you booted into the bios manager and checked the device/hardware monitor and your hdd is not listed? if not it probably just died. call manufacturer and see if it's under warranty or they had any recalls on that model..
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:15 AM #5
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Remove hard drive, put in new hard drive, install Windows. That's all you got to do son.

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:24 AM #6
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Remove hard drive, put in new hard drive, reformat the computer. That's all you got to do son.
you can do this as long as you get the appropriate drivers for your motherboard and a clean OS to install minus any software you have on the computer.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:26 AM #7
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And if the damn DVD drive still works. Although USB booting isn't that much more difficult.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:33 AM #8
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I have a guy in my platoon who has a similar hp can I take his hard drive out and c if I can reformat Abd Put mine back in
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:15 PM #9
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It's pretty hard for me to believe your hard drive just magically erased itself. You doubt you need a reformat. Especially if bios does not detect the presence if your hard drive.

You need a new hard drive. Your motherboard drivers, an operating system install disk, and the software that was installed if its important to you. Now you could try plugging that hdd into a desktop or something to further diagnose and determine if it is indeed the hard drive itself that is the problem. And no the motherboard or sata connection
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:37 PM #10
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wow, the entire op really is just 2 sentences
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I thought everyone in the Army was a writer?


But really, you need to be clearer in your questions. I wasn't really sure what you meant with your last one neckface.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:40 PM #12
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My bad I'm doing this off an iPhone And like u said I'm in the army school isn't my profession I don't write lol but yes the op is gone
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I know from experience that iphones have period keys.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:52 AM #14
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They mite but I made the thread for some help with my laptop not to be blasted for spelling and grammar if I wanted that I would have stayed in school
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They mite but I made the thread for some help with my laptop not to be blasted for spelling and grammar if I wanted that I would have stayed in school
Your hard drive is dead, sorry, it happens. What you need to do is go to tiger direct or newegg and find an online dealer that will ship without problems to FPO/AP address. I believe that both of those do, but many sellers on ebay do not. Choose the size you want, or maybe go with an SSD, they cost more but have no moving parts to damage. (do not go with an OCz agility however, fast, then many die for no reason). Should be no more then a 70 dollar fix.

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your hard drive is dead sorry it happens what you need to do is go to tiger direct or newegg and find an online dealer that will ship without problems to a fpo/ap address i believe that both of those do but many sellers on ebay do not choose the size you want or maybe go with an ssd they coast more but have no moving parts to damage do not go with an OCz agility however fast then many die for no reason should be no more then a 70 dollar fix **** you siri
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