Hard drive problem?

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  1. registeredPORK

    registeredPORK Happy Poo Poo

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    When I turned on my laptop, it told me that the OS could not be found. I am... was running WinXP on it. From what I found, the BIOS detects the HD and when I tried putting the WinXP disk in there, it wouldn't even boot that up.

    I can hear the CD drive running, but it won't read it. I tried the CD out on a different computer and it reads it just fine, so could it highly be possible that not only does the laptop fail at booting up but that the CD drive has stopped working as well?

    From what I read, it sounds like the hard drive has just gone, but wouldn't the CD drive still be able to read the WinXP disk that I put in there?

    In any case, it's been frustrating...
     
  2. cmsurfer

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    Go into the BIOS and set the CDROM drive as the first boot device.
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The bios detecting the hard drive doesn't mean it's functioning.

    So it's either the boot sequence like cmsurfer said, or the hard drive is bad.

    And if you had a power spike or something, the cd burner could be bad too.
     

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