Faulty Hard Drive

January 25, 2012 at 09:28:08
Specs: Windows 7 Home Editrion
Hi All

I took our Samsung RV510 laptop with Window 7 operating system on it apart to blow dust off it.
When I put the laptop back together I found that the hard drive had been wiped.

I never ever created a system image when we bought the Samsung RV510 so can't use the Samsung Recover disc that comes with the computer to restore the computer.

I tried to install windows 7 operating system again which is on the Samsung Recover disc but it wont' restore because it says it can't find drives.

I assume I have to partition my physical hard drive into Drive C and Drive D and then try reinstall the window 7 operating system?

How do you format and partition the physical hard drive of a Samsung RV510?

Please Help?

Regards John


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#1
January 25, 2012 at 09:52:05
You don't need to take a laptop apart to clean it. All you have to do is blow it out using compressed air.

Hard drives don't get wiped just by taking them out & putting them back in. Either you did something horribly wrong like placing it on a magnet, or you simply didn't hook something up correctly when you re-assembled.


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#2
January 25, 2012 at 10:46:11
The drive is probably not connected right.

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#3
January 25, 2012 at 10:58:30
I tried to install windows 7 operating system again which is on the Samsung Recover disc but it wont' restore because it says it can't find drives.

There's your answer. Even if the drives were fresh out of the factory with absolutely nothing on the the recovery disk would still find them, providing they are connected correctly. The recovery disk will do all the partitioning necessary when it finds a drive to do it with.

Stuart


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#4
January 26, 2012 at 05:43:59
Hi Sterianos,

from your posts it appears you are not that experienced.

The danger is, your attempts at reading the disk could result in all your data being wiped and lost forever. As others have suggested, it is possible the problem is caused simply by something becoming disconnected.

Suggest you have someone more experienced look over your shoulder.

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#5
January 26, 2012 at 09:40:36
Did you use a vacuum cleaner on the computer?

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#6
January 26, 2012 at 09:55:48
Thanks for the information!

I remember before I even took our Samsung RV510 apart that my computers anti virus was running slow and the computer was taking forever to defrag the hard drive? Is this a sign of a physically damaged hard drive?

I am going to get an I.T person to look at the computer.


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#7
January 26, 2012 at 10:33:44
Your symptoms are more likely malware than a bad hard drive. Hard drives usually tell you when they are going bad.

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#8
January 28, 2012 at 05:38:19
Our Samsung RV510 hard drive was physically damaged. I changed the hard drive of the Samsung RV510 and now windows 7 operating system is loading onto the new hard drive.

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#9
January 28, 2012 at 07:18:18
How could a laptop hard drive get physically damaged?

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