Im getting Disk error/ operationg system not

April 23, 2011 at 11:22:28
Specs: Windows 7, ???
I dropped my laptop from about 3 ft, it anded flat but has been having issues. First the screen did not come on, so i opened it and found a connector loose (warrenty ended last month) connected it, took out the hard drive, memory and re-installed started computer and got disk error, tried F8 and got operating system not found. What steps should I take to repair

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#1
April 23, 2011 at 12:10:36
1. Run a manufacturer disk diagnostic tool to be sure the disk is in operational state, I mean, no physical damage.
2. If it is fine, reinstall Windows.
3. If not, buy a new hard disk, proceed as usual windows installation.

Usually drops a laptop causes catastrophic lost of data, in this situation a good backup come in handy. Good luck1.


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#2
April 23, 2011 at 15:49:29
I would also try a repair install.

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#3
April 23, 2011 at 16:09:29
"tried F8 and got operating system not found"

Not a good sign. If the machine was working before, then likely (as suggested), the hard-drive has taken a dirt-nap. If you're sure the cables are connected properly, then likely you'll be looking for a new drive.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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