HP Laptop w/SATA Hard Drive. Windows 7 Home Premium.
System won't boot, hangs at splash screen.
Same if using Windows 7 DVD.
So, can't use live DVD command prompt for chkdsk, etc.
And, can't re-install Windows.
And, can't get a clone/image.
Using HDDRegenerator live CD, boots and runs. Sees HD. Finds multiple bad sectors which are unfixable.
Finds others that are fixed.
Using Knoppix live DVD, I can see the drive and its contents.
Using another computer (Windows 10), the HD is barely visible; it only gets drive letters for its two partitions. But Storage management won't open and show the list of drives when this drive is connected. Can't open the drive with command prompt. It hangs when the drive letter is given. And, sometimes this computer won't boot if this drive is connected (via SATA).
I've *never* seen anything like this. My ultimate objective would be to get the drive to boot at least and even lacking that to make an image.