Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Is this just a dead hard drive

Last response: in Components
Share
February 7, 2013 9:02:19 AM

Hello, my computer was running fine when I turned it off. the next morning it wouldn't boot up.
it got as far as the starting windows writing then nothing.
so I did it again. then I got the motherboard start page you know press delete for setup . tab for Bios but that's as far as I could go. it wouldn't let me go any further.
the mobo is OK as everything I plug in works fine.
I have no way of checking the hard drive as its the only sata connection I have.
I have an Asus p5p800 mobo.
and Pentium 4 CPU

if this is my h/d is there a way to get all the data off it or am I dreaming.

More about : dead hard drive

February 7, 2013 9:04:18 AM

It can be the board as well, start by checking if the drive is recognized in BIOS.
m
0
l
February 7, 2013 9:10:19 AM

linrick591 said:
Hello, my computer was running fine when I turned it off. the next morning it wouldn't boot up.
it got as far as the starting windows writing then nothing.
so I did it again. then I got the motherboard start page you know press delete for setup . tab for Bios but that's as far as I could go. it wouldn't let me go any further.
the mobo is OK as everything I plug in works fine.
I have no way of checking the hard drive as its the only sata connection I have.
I have an Asus p5p800 mobo.
and Pentium 4 CPU

if this is my h/d is there a way to get all the data off it or am I dreaming.




I cant get into the Bios I just get the screen up.
m
0
l
Related resources
February 7, 2013 9:15:26 AM

Most likely board failure then since BIOS should come up with out a drive!
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 2:50:07 AM

Oh that's not what I wanted to hear. :??: 
ok thank you for that anyway, I will check that out with another h/drive.
m
0
l
February 12, 2013 9:31:43 AM

rolli59 said:
Most likely board failure then since BIOS should come up with out a drive!



I tried it with another h/drive that I know works and the same thing happened.
could it be the battery?
I am going to get a new one as mine must be old now.
so will let you know how I go.
thanks for your help.
m
0
l
February 13, 2013 1:46:17 AM

Unlikely it is the battery since if that is gone it will only reset BIOS to defaults.
m
0
l
!