Hp Pavillion DV1000

By Motherearth
Apr 23, 2007
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  1. has black screen cannot loadup
    tried to reinstall windows asks if repair or new install try new install, message appears
    Setup did not find and hard disk devices installed on your computer

    its there but where
    regards Motherearth
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    I would boot into BIOS. See if the Hard Drive is recognized there.

    I can walk you through the booting into BIOS procedure if you need me to.

    Good Luck

    Sean
  3. Motherearth

    Motherearth Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I would appreciate that ty
  4. Motherearth

    Motherearth Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I tried the test in the Bios
    No IDE was detected
    is this what you mean
  5. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Yes.

    If it is not showing up in BIOS, your hard drive may be shot. Do you have another machine that you can stick it into? Regardless that is never a good sign.
  6. Motherearth

    Motherearth Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I have my desktop I am using here AMD Sempron 3300+
  7. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Well you can take the Hard Drive from that machine and put it into the one you are using now, and then boot into windows and see if anything shows up as a secondary drive. If it doesnt that the HD is dead. This is all of course if you are comfortable doing this.
  8. Motherearth

    Motherearth Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    OK thankyou for your help
    Regards Cheryl
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    using another hard drive with windows won't work. You'll get errors. XP is only licensed and configured for the specific motherboard it is loaded on.

    It might load, but with errors.
  10. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Ahh I should of clarified. I mean booting with the native HD to the PC with the questionable Hard Drive set up as a secondary.
  11. Motherearth

    Motherearth Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Time to say a prayer for my HDD, I went into chat with HP techs, my HDD is dead as a doorpost, thankyou al for your responses
    Regards Motherearth
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