hard drive not found error

July 16, 2011 at 17:46:09
Specs: Windows 7, 3
Well ive had this laptop for a year and i started to notice a dramatic fall in performance. I installed an antivirus program as well as an anti-malware software with no avail. Sometimes during boot up it will display an error message saying no hard drive found. When it finally does decide to boot up it works wonderfully for about 10-20 minutes, then my browser load times becomes unbearable, ( my ipod loads webpages faster than my laptop when this happens) Then programs start to crash, i start up task manager only to have it crash as well leaving me with no choice but to force shutdown. i stopped programs from starting up but that doesnt help. ran antivirus and anti malware scans but no problem found. only the persistant no hard drive found,slow down after 20 mins, and finally completely crashing.( i even have to wait about 3 mins for the menu that appears when you right click appears). any help would be greatly appreciated thank you

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#1
July 16, 2011 at 19:20:06

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#2
July 16, 2011 at 20:27:07
I ran them both yesterday didn't help. I restarted my laptop and now I get a black screen with a single underscore like so _ and it wouldn't start until I took out the battery drained the left over power and restarted it.

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#4
July 17, 2011 at 09:30:37
lightrai,

"... it wouldn't start until I took out the battery
drained the left over power
and restarted it."

Are you telling us that the laptop finally started, and you got into Windows 7?

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#5
July 18, 2011 at 18:21:58
Yes but it's rare and when I do it works fine fr about 20 minutes then it slows down. And once I shut it off I usually get unable to find hard drive. Or it freezes while it says windows is loading files

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#6
July 18, 2011 at 18:31:53
I've also checked my CPU and it randomly spikes up to 87% whenever I use any Internet browser so when I use any other program it goes up to 100% making my laptop crash

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