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Old 05-08-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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Well then it seems you have tried everything.

So toss it and buy a new one.

I'm outta here.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Is the Factory Drive...."D" drive on my system simply partitioned on the "C" Main Drive??????
On HP computers both C & D (or sometimes another letter rather than D) show up at partitions of the same hard drive. If this were an ACER then then it would be a read only hidden partition with no drive letter.

If you want to try to replace your hard drive yourself, here are the directions of how to do it.
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00841410/c00841410.pdf
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Well then it seems you have tried everything.

So toss it and buy a new one.

I'm outta here.
I don't give up so easily and money is tight right now....rather spend up to 200 bucks to fix than buy new one.

I also want to try to understand what is wrong so IF I need Tech to repair it will take less time and I'll better understand what's happening and not get "ripped off".

I "think" it's... the operating system......OR drive maybe going bad but still functioning.

However I'm not versed well enough on computers to be sure by any means.

And I wonder if the partition between drives has failed/disappeared or whatever correct terminology would be?
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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On HP computers both C & D (or sometimes another letter rather than D) show up at partitions of the same hard drive. If this were an ACER then then it would be a read only hidden partition with no drive letter.

If you want to try to replace your hard drive yourself, here are the directions of how to do it.
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/.../c00841410.pdf
Thanx for the link.

Would the SMART scan show drive is fine with no errors but yet still be mechanically failing?????
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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From: HP Pavilion a6230n Desktop PC Product Specifications - c01153857 - HP Business Support Center

Bottom right corner. The four smaller sockets next to the larger blue one are the SATA connectors. They are what connects to the drives.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:35 PM
 
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Well then it seems you have tried everything.

So toss it and buy a new one.

I'm outta here.
Thanks for leaving. Now the techs can get to work...
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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- Disconnecting and reconnecting data and power cables at both ends (drive end as well as the motherboard end) is something I do to eliminate and odd possibilities that might be the culprit. Often a loose cable may appear connected so this eliminates the guess work.
I can't tell you how many times I have seen a message pertaining to no boot drive resolved by doing this.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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From: HP Pavilion a6230n Desktop PC Product Specifications - c01153857 - HP Business Support Center

Bottom right corner. The four smaller sockets next to the larger blue one are the SATA connectors. They are what connects to the drives.
THANX...Would Motherboard look same...I got the 5600+ upgrade when I bought the computer.

Those are what I can try to disconnect/reconnect to see if that "resets" the drive??????

Thanx for link......I need to watch the video poster posted earlier and read links. I checked spec link....why I'm asking because I got the upgrade to 5600+
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I can't tell you how many times I have seen a message pertaining to no boot drive resolved by doing this.

It's worth a try.......after I study drawings more and inside case.

You sure it's as easy as putting in the new system fan....LOL....This is new to me.....I was scared to replace fan but that was easy to do....so I'll try this soon.

THANKYOU ALL.......
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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Those are what I can try to disconnect/reconnect to see if that "resets" the drive??????
It's not going to reset anything, what you're doing is making sure the cables are connected properly. You might have cable that is little loose and not making a proper connection. It's just a plug, pull them off both the mobo and the drives one at a time and reconnect. You don't have to push like a madman but firmly plug them back in.

When you open the case up make sure you touch a metal part of the case before doing anything else. If there is any static charge that will discharge it safely instead of frying something
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