Computer Crash - No Access to Hard drive?
Posted on 2004-09-16
Hello all, I am hoping someone will be able to help me out here.
I'm currently operating on a HP model 7935 (I think, not sure about the model number as I'm not at the computer). OS is Win XP Home Edt.
Four times now it has crashed on me, I believe the OS boot file are being corrupted and as a result, I get a loud clickity clicking from the hard drive and when booting it comes up "OS not found" on a black screen. In the past, I have ended up reformatting the drive with the HP System restore Disk. This time I hesitated, and when I finally decided that, yes, the only solution was going to be to reformat again, I inserted the Sys. Restore disk and to my horror was greeted with a "No hard disk drive found, unable to restore". It now repeated gives me the "No Hard Disk found" error upon boot-up.
I tried an older boot disk I had made after one of the other crashes but to no avail.
Would anybody know how I can access the hard drive to reformat? Or is there an even better solution?
Any help/suggestions will be MUCH appreciated!