HP pavilion 500 076ea: no hard drive detected or has no
Put in a new power supply in a pc
Comes up with no detected boot drive or does not, how can I solve this problem?
What I have to go out and buy a new operating system e.g. Windows 8 to solve this problem or is the problem worse than that
If I missed any information you need help I can provide
Welcome to the Forums of HP's Support. I believe that since the departure of the power supply in your Pavilion 500-076ea that your hard drive is no longer detected. I am convinced that I will be able to help you find a solution, and I ask only that pay you it forward. When solve us the problem, I would mark you kindly post as accept as Solution so that others have the same or similar problem can find what worked for you.
Please use the document of replacement of the power supply HP and Compaq Desktop PCs as a checklist to make sure that nothing was missed when you have replaced the power supply. From my experience, most of the time when this error occurs after the replacement of the power supply there is a cable that is not properly plugged.
Please let me know the results.
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It seems that the hard drive in my almost new Pavilion (just after the warranty) 500-420qe is out. When I turn it on, I can hear it but the screen goes black.
I ran diagnostics and got a FAILURE for Hard Drive short DST hard drive 2.
What size hard disk to I need to replace? I can't find this specification.
Any suggestions on where to buy one?
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Want to the specifications of the hard drive that needs to be replaced. Is this fair?
I will definitely help you.
Please take note of the specifications for the HARD drive you need to install on the PC.
• Size: 1 TB
• Interface: SATA
• Rotation speed: 7200 RPM
Let me know to learn more.
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Hi, I have a 500-214 Pavillion desktop and added a hard drive internal 2 TB extra. All connections are good, but the computer is not reading it, what extra stepsdo I need to take for the computer to recognize it. It was purchasd with a hard drive 2 TB in standard originally so I'll try to double the capacity. Thank you
Sorry, I had to think about it, but it worked, shows the reader, and I thank very you much for your help
I want to add a second internal hard drive to this computer, but unfortunately the computer has only a hard drive Bay. There is plenty of space for a second hard drive, I thought that I would put the player in the unused space, setting in place somehow so that it does not move. I know I could install an external hard drive, but prefer to have an internal hard drive. The power supply has a supplement of power supply (unused) harddrive. The motherboard is a Joshua-H61-Μatx. It has 4 SATA connections on it. SATA0 is connected to the hard drive, SATA2 is connected to the DVD player. SATA1 and SATA3 are free. My idea of adding a second hard drive without a second HDD Bay would work?
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I finally got my Toshiba 500 GB external hard drive delivered today. I had no problem setting up and to turn my laptop on, it immediately recognized and I started to transfer things for her.
However, I accidentally stood on the USB cable to the HARD drive and disconnected. I plugged it in, but my computer did not recognize.
Nothing I've tried has worked, always, the laptop does not recognize the hard drive.
Please help, I've only had the one hour thing, and it already does not work! I really hope that I have not only lost £56...
All advice is appreciated, thanks in advance.
NEW: My father just tried plugging the HARD drive in the desktop PC is on the ground, and as soon as the USB when it is in the port, you stop the computer... causing him to lose a lot of important business email, he wrote. It starts the computer, the USB and you stop again... and this has happened 3 times until he gave up. What on Earth is wrong with this thing? I've never heard of a USB cable, stop a computer permanently, or a hard drive that does more after an hour of use...
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The USB port on the HARD drive may have been damaged and may be causing the PC detect a short power.
You can try another USB cable? If it is not the cable, then the HARD drive should be sent to a Service Center for repair or replacement.
Can you put a 500 g SATA hard drive in Pavilion a750w? The bios is version v3.26, and the operating system is XP with SP3. 40 gig HD is full and you are looking to replace it but do not know what the size limit is with this bios version.
Here are the specifications of your HP Pavilion a705w desktop. This is based on the assumption that you converted the 5 and 0 and the fact that you mentioned a 40 GB hard drive.
You already have the most current version of the BIOS of your computer and running the most recent service pack of Windows XP. Your computer and the operating system should support a drive of 500 GB without problem. The only problem is that your computer isn't any SATA ports, only 66/100 IDE (PATA). Look at local retailers and online for the IDE drives.
When I start the computer I get a warning: 1720-Smart hard drive detects drive not imminent failureATAO failing attribute # 5. How can this problem be solved?
The disc is defective, stop using the PC now, replace the hard drive with a new one and reinstall Windows using your HP recovery media.
Once you windows reinstalled on the new disk and the PC is running windows, fix the old hard disk on the pc using a sata to usb adapter, see if you can see the drive in Windows Expl. ORER, if you can copy out of your important files on the new drive C.
I try to use my Apollo 2.5 HDD 500 Gb external hard drive. It is impossible to open it from my different computers. Paolo diferent cannot recognize the mentioned device. Can you please help me with this problem?
Thanking you in advance
Raul,Let's start at the beginning... Do you hear rattling noises when you connect your HD on your computer? If you have more likely your hard drive is physically damage and usually there is not an easy way to fix this. Some people have reported that changing the controller, that fixed it for them. Others have reported that, by opening the envelope and connect directly without cable who fix it for them (to actually buy a USB to IDE kit. Amazon has a lot for about $6). I don't think that the problem are the ports on your computer because you have tried on different computers. The next suspect is the cable. Make sure the cable you connect your device to the computer working. Try it with a cable that you know works. Once you have check that and still Win can not detect your hard disk, check to see if the BIOS can detect. I don't know how you can access your BIOS on your computer, but is usually by hitting F2 or ESC or F1. Check the screen when your computer starts and yous should see a message on a button to change the BIOS or settings. Once more, when you're in the BIOS, there no way course right to know all your hard drives connected. Just look around and see if you can find it (do not change any settings here. You could make your computer unusable). If the BIOS can detect your hard drive, then it is time to do some work on the victory.-Click Start.-Type diskmgmt.mscand press ENTER.-See if you can find it there. Typically, your internal hard drive is described as disk 0. Your external should be disk 1.-Right click on it and find an option that says Create partition or Format.
Hi, I have a HP SimpleSave 500 GB external hard drive. Till a month back I had copied, files, documents, mp3 etc in this player. And a few weeks back when I plugged it to recover some data on this subject, I was unable to see any folder in which I had copied the same. In the properties it shows to me that about 120 GB is used, which some how make sure that data are on it, however, due to an unexplained error, I am unable to see. Any help will be appreciated.
Follow the suggestions below for a possible solution:
Method 1: Run the hardware and devices Troubleshooter and see if it makes a difference.
Open the hardware and devices Troubleshooter
Method 2: I suggest you disable and re-enable the USB controller and check.
Use Device Manager to disable and re-enable all the USB controllers. This allows controllers to recover the port USB of his condition does not respond. USB controllers represent the USB ports in Device Manager.
To disable and re-enable the USB controllers, follow these steps:
a. click Start, type "Device Manager" in the start search box and press ENTER.
b. Expand Universal Serial Bus of controllers.
Note: You need to scroll the list to find this point.
c. right-click on the first USB controller under Bus USB controllersand then click Uninstall to remove it.
d. Repeat steps above for each controller USB is listed under Bus USB controllers.
e. restart the computer. After the computer starts, Windows will automatically check for changes on the hardware and reinstall all USB controllers that you uninstalled.
f. check the USB device to see if it works.
Method 3: Check if the external hard drive is recognized in disk management and assign a drive letter to the same.
To open disk management, follow these steps:
· Click Start, type disk management in the start search box and press enter.
If the drive is detected in disk management, I suggest you to assign a drive letter and see if that does the trick.
For instructions, see this article:
Change, add, or remove a drive letter
You can also check the external hard drive on another computer.
Let us know if that helps.
product name - Z420 HP workstation LJ449AV
OS - Windows 7 64 bit
mistake - then the system startup it shows this error
1720-smart hard drive detects failure immient
Failed disk: SATA0 (gray)
In the absence of capital: #B8
change the status of job worth its rebooted automatically
only 2 months before our company bought this system, please provide a solution
The hard drive is faulty and must be replaced. It seems that the computer was purchased about two months ago and is still under warranty. Please contact HP Customer Support in your region to demand service guarantee.
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Realized that my DV7 - 4183CL has an empty HARD disk can you please suggest what tech HARD drive config do I add? Thanks in advance.
It will take any hard disk 2.5 inch wide portable SATA. The real issue is the amount of space that you want to add, and what is your budget? The second hard drive is not bootable, so it's purely a place to store files. 500 GB drives are cheap and 500 gigs is a ton of space for music, photos, movies, even.
You're going to need a second hard drive enclosure and the connector:
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Original title: HP HD5000s media personal 500 GB external hard drive.
Drive K disappeared from my office. How can I get that back to use my. HP 500
Don't you see the external hard drive listed in Device Manager?
You can also check if the hard drive is listed in disk management.
a. click the Start button > Control Panel > system and security > administrative tools.
b. double-click on computer management. If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
(c) in the left pane, under storage, click Disk Management.
Please post back and we do know.
original title: Windows XP USB 2.0 HD backup
I have a Dell Dimension 8100 2002 with 80 GB C and 200 GB drive F drive. I want to back up files and programs to an external 500 GB external hard drive with USB 2.0 connection. How can I do this? Do I need special software to do this? I have Windows XP Home Edition. If I need additional software, what software recommend you? Now I have My Documents, my pictures, etc. on F: and programs on C: any help and suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you, Bob Morrow
You have a few choices. You can buy a 3rd party program to backup such as Acronis True Image or Norton Ghostor you can install the program NTBackup comes with XP Home, but is not installed by default:
'How to install backup from the CD-ROM in Windows XP Home Edition'
I had a scare last week and thought that my computer crashed. In the end, everything was fine, but I decided I had to do a full backup of the system. Bought 500 GB external hard drive. Full backup of the system ran through the performance Wizard mode & maint. When finished, he gave me a saying of the warning, something like "insert a diskette to run the system restore" something like that. Does this mean that if I have a major failure which is on the external hard drive is null and avenue? Floppy? What is everything?
The disk is a boot disk that is used to access the backup files.
The following items may be worth a visit:
Windows XP - back up your files
How to backup easily your entire system in Windows XP
WindowsXP Backup utility
For a different backup method that will include all your
programs, personal files and settings, you can
consider buying imaging software.
2011 disk Imaging Software comparative review of products
Paragon offers a free version that can be worth a try:
(FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
Restore point before installing software or updates)
Free backup & Recovery (Advanced) 2011
(the name of the file to download is: br_free_advanced.msi)
Hi, I have "1720 smart hard drive detects imminent failure" made a backup, Gather I have to get another drive. How can I transfer my windows vista / files to new drive? Help, please.
There are different ways to do
and these methods depend on your hard drive work
hard drive manufacturers will normally provide the cloning to move your operating system software from the old to the new drive hard If your old hard drive still works
Search for information on this subject on their Web site
If you have vista business or ultimate, you can use the builtin vista complete PC Backup to move
read the information below
or if you have vista home version you'll need 3rd party software
link below is an example of this:
also to put your machine how you bought:
1. If vista is preinstalled, you should have a recovery on your old hard drive partition
You can recovery disks to reinstall on your new drive hard If the old drive still works
ask the manufacturer of the machine how
2. contact the computer manufacturer and ask them to send you to vista recovery disks to reinstall the operating system back as it was when you bought it
they do it for a nominal cost of $
3. or borrow a microsoft dvd vista
Make sure that you borrow the correct 32-bit or 64-bit microsoft dvd to your computer
they contain all versions of vista
This is the product key that determines which version of vista is installed
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