|Look in BIOS set up to see what it says about your hard drive. If it does not detect your hard drive then the hard drive is bad or the cable/connector is loose or bad (hope for loose). If it shows up in BIOS then run Start Up Repair from install disk, Windows 7 Repair Disk, Recovery Disk, or Recovery Partition/Recovery Console (see your manual to access this). Do not run the Factory Restore unless you have backed up your files already or the option specifically says it will not destroy your personal files (the risk is still there but much less). If the drive does not show up in your BIOS then open the access panels and look for the drive and check the connector. If the drive is bad, you will need a new drive and a Recovery Disk Set from the manufacturer of your machine to reinstall onto the new drive (your files are gone then). If the machine is under warranty or extended warranty, then they will have to repair it or send you the stuff free, if not then you will need to purchase it. Do not purchase the drive from the manufacturer since they will be more expensive, but they should have a reasonable deal on the recovery disk set once you prove ownership.|
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