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Laptop HDD isn't loading, Windows Error Recovery

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January 5, 2013 12:47:29 AM

Hello. I tried loading up my laptop last night and I got sent to the windows error recovery screen. All the options in launch startup repair don't work because I don't have a detected HDD or operating system. I already tried most of the options on the screen after pressing f8 during bootup. I use windows 7 and my computer is the Asus N56VM.
a b D Laptop
a c 79 G Storage
January 5, 2013 8:43:09 PM

Test the hard drive with the drive manufacturer's diagnostic software which loads from a bootable CD so Windows is not required to run the test. The links are here:
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

Use IMGBURN on a working PC to create the CD from the ISO file: http://www.filehippo.com/download_imgburn/

Boot your laptop from that CD and the test program will open.
if the test says the drive has failed it will have to be replaced.
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