When I run a restore on my Asus laptop, I get a red error

March 22, 2013 at 19:33:21
Specs: Windows 7
The error is Windows cannot find 'c:\tools\cleanFPROM\APP\x64\vcsCleanSensorFlashEng.exe"
I can see my harddrive in the bios. I also have a restore disks and a full image, but I cannot get either of them to work.

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#1
March 23, 2013 at 01:13:56
The hard drive may have failed. You can test it with "SeaTools for DOS" boot CD:

http://www.seagate.com/support/inte...


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#2
March 25, 2013 at 04:50:58
Thanks, when I run the boot cd, it shows no HD
Present, but what I don't understand is why it
Is able to boot to the restore process, wouldn't
That be on the HD?

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#3
March 25, 2013 at 05:08:50
You may have to go into your BIOS and change the SATA mode from AHCI to IDE or Compatible, or Legacy mode before you can run any low level diag discs.

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#4
March 26, 2013 at 05:44:18
Gretti: I doubt it.
Sam007: If the Seatools CD does not find the drive, it is probably bad. Open the bottom access panel on your laptop and try unsnapping the drive and reinstalling it. If that does not work, try removing the drive and installing the drive as a second hard drive on a desktop and seeing it it shows up either in Computer or in Disk Manager. Report what you see if at all. If it does not show up, it needs to be replaced before you can reinstall from your drive image. If the image was made from Windows Back Up in Windows 7, you can reimage it directly from a Windows 7 Repair Disk after partitioning and formatting the new drive. If it was another program and they do not have a recovery disk, you will need to reinstall from your Windows recovery disk, install that program and then follow their procedure.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
March 26, 2013 at 05:57:04
Fingers: Really? I don't understand, please elaborate. Why would a dos tool not have access to a AHCI construct?

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#6
March 26, 2013 at 07:32:08
Thanks for your help so far....I verified that the Hd is operational, it has three partitions. I have a full image back up and a restore disk made from Window, but the restore disk gets the same error. I can get my hands on a copy of Acronis, but I am not sure of the best way to proceed.

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#7
March 26, 2013 at 19:39:56
Gretti: I have used Seatools DOS via bootable CD to test SATA hard drives in AHCI mode without problems so switching it is not necessary.

Sam007: I ave only used Acronis for limited partitioning so I am not sure how you would reimage the drive but if there is a bootable CD/DVD, then you should be able do do it through that. If you are not sure still, I am sure someone with more experience with it will be along with more details. Also, look at Acronis' website for tutorials.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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