Need help with this, recently my son`s HP computer shut down and now we cannot get it running again, it powers up and it sounds like the hard drive spins up but doesn`t sound like there is any activity going on, just a constant spinning. The monitor light stays yellow and will only turn green if you disconnect it from the card. So I checked out the card in another PC and it works fine, I also tried to boot the hard drive in another PC but it will not boot up, however if I run it has a slave drive I can see it and pull data off of it, so what should I do just replace the hard drive or what? Thanks!
well you sorta have two choices,1 you can go to say majorgeeks.com , and dig around in the appropriate section for hdd repair utils, or,2,just get a new hdd for the computer install the os and extract what you want from the hdd,and still play around with some hdd utils.and 3 you could try reinstalling the os back over the existing install,seems likely that the boot sector might be hors de combat,,maybe still good,maybe not,i have done quite a few installs right over existing,and bootable installs,,if it is a software problem that will fix it,,,and if it is hardware ,well that's been covered,,,,,,,,,,,
one more thing while you have it in the other computer:::: right click,on the hdd letter,,select properties::;tools::check now,,,,, here you will see an option to fix file system,,might get lucky.