HP Pavilion


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JoeGlobal

I need some advice. I am very computer literate but dealing with HP
is driving me crazy. I have an HP Pavilion ZT1195 notebook computer.
One day the hard drive started making clicking noises. So I powered
it down and put the exact brand and type of hard drive back into it
(travelstar 40GB). The BIOS refused to see the drive so I upgraded
the BIOS and still no luck. I pop in my HP Recovery CDs and still no
luck. If I put the drive into my Compaq Evo notebook and then try the
Recovery CDs everything is fine. Then I try to put the drive back
into the HP Pavilion and it still cant detect the hard drive. Does
it sound like a hard rive controller problem.?

Joe
 
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philo

JoeGlobal said:
I need some advice. I am very computer literate but dealing with HP
is driving me crazy. I have an HP Pavilion ZT1195 notebook computer.
One day the hard drive started making clicking noises.
if so, the drive is about to go
So I powered
it down and put the exact brand and type of hard drive back into it
(travelstar 40GB). The BIOS refused to see the drive
so that drive must be dead
 
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JAD

well if we go by your exact words the HP has a controller problem. I am not
sure if all Laptops have a bios reset by I would try and see if you have
one. Does the bios have an AUTO setting for HD discovery?
 
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Fred Aspect

philo said:
JoeGlobal wrote:




if so, the drive is about to go



so that drive must be dead
Seeing as you verified that drive on a different machine, it does sound
as though the controller is the problem. That, AFAIK, is part of the
motherboard. Have you no HP support left? Best of luck...

Fred.
 
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BigJim

If it is the controller you may be able to use a USB drive if your systems
permits it.
 

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