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  1. Timoshu's Avatar
    After I upgraded Windows Technical Preview, which is running in dual-boot alongside Windows 8.1, my computer turned off. When I turn it back on, the BIOS asks which hard drive to use but there aren't any listed apart from the CD-Drive...

    What can I do? Does anyone else have the same problem?

    Thanks for any help!
    01-24-2015 08:03 AM
  2. misterff1's Avatar
    Sounds like a serious issue. Did you try to reach the disk from another OS already? (run ubuntu on a USB or something).
    01-24-2015 08:06 AM
  3. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    Try a live CD to check if the hard drive is still ok.
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    01-24-2015 08:18 AM
  4. Timoshu's Avatar
    Yes I have tried to run it with Ubuntu on a CD and it says "Filesystem not found">
    I have also tried Seagate Seatools for DOS to test HardDrive and it says that no hard drives have been found...
    01-24-2015 09:35 AM
  5. Kyle Stilkey's Avatar
    Yes I have tried to run it with Ubuntu on a CD and it says "Filesystem not found">
    I have also tried Seagate Seatools for DOS to test HardDrive and it says that no hard drives have been found...
    Either your Hard Drive is dead or the Sata Cable has gone bad. Try replacing the Sata cable and see if it shows back up. Also try a different Sata port on the Motherboard and see if that works. If it doesn't show back up in the Bios sounds like your HDD died.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-24-2015 09:46 AM
  6. Timoshu's Avatar
    Either your Hard Drive is dead or the Sata Cable has gone bad. Try replacing the Sata cable and see if it shows back up. Also try a different Sata port on the Motherboard and see if that works. If it doesn't show back up in the Bios sounds like your HDD died.
    I'm using a laptop and the SATA cable doesn't seem to be able to come out. Is it possible to take it out on a laptop? Furthemore, there isn't any other Sata ports.
    Last edited by Timoshu; 01-24-2015 at 10:58 AM.
    01-24-2015 10:32 AM
  7. BataBole's Avatar
    Insert any Windows CD you have and start new installation of system.
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    01-24-2015 10:39 AM
  8. Conan143's Avatar
    did you try with usb having windows 10 or 8.1 setup so that u can make sure whether hard disk is working or not.
    01-24-2015 10:43 AM
  9. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Same happened with mine after update.
    01-24-2015 10:48 AM
  10. Timoshu's Avatar
    did you try with usb having windows 10 or 8.1 setup so that u can make sure whether hard disk is working or not.
    I'm sure the hard drive is not working. However, it does not even try to spin or make noise. The problem is probably the SATA cable not providing power to the hard drive.
    01-24-2015 10:57 AM
  11. Timoshu's Avatar
    Same happened with mine after update.
    Any luck fixing it? Are you sure it was the Windows Techical Preview (Windows 10) update that caused your hard drive to stop working?
    01-24-2015 10:57 AM
  12. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Any luck fixing it? Are you sure it was the Windows Techical Preview (Windows 10) update that caused your hard drive to stop working?
    Erm, of course, I can't be sure. I downloaded the update, and pressed Reboot when prompted to do so.

    It rebooted, had a progress screen. Until arnd 70% I think, then it rebooted, and stated "reverting to previous windows version" or smth similar.

    Then it rebooted again. As usual,the manufacturer, in my case, Asus' logo appeared. But then it shows the msg "3rd master hard disk error".

    So... Yeah :P
    01-24-2015 11:10 AM
  13. bmetelsky's Avatar
    I'm sure the hard drive is not working. However, it does not even try to spin or make noise. The problem is probably the SATA cable not providing power to the hard drive.
    This is very unlikely. I would try what BataBole suggested. I would go one step further and suggest trying a reinstall of any Windows version other than the 10 preview at this point.
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    01-24-2015 11:13 AM
  14. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    Or try disassembling an external one and put it in. They're all 2.5" anyway.
    01-24-2015 05:25 PM
  15. BataBole's Avatar
    I'm sure the hard drive is not working. However, it does not even try to spin or make noise. The problem is probably the SATA cable not providing power to the hard drive.
    When HDD is not working properly or any internal part of computer, PC starts to beep beep. Your system installation has failed, so please start a new one!
    01-25-2015 04:16 AM
  16. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    When HDD is not working properly or any internal part of computer, PC starts to beep beep. Your system installation has failed, so please start a new one!
    Beeps are very inconsistent across different makes and models. My brother's laptop got a dead HDD and there was no beep whatsoever.
    01-25-2015 07:38 AM
  17. jmshub's Avatar
    The Windows preview doesn't have a glitch that eats your hard drive or anything like that. Installing a new operating system is taxing on your hard drive, so if your drive already weak, the install could have put it over the edge.
    01-25-2015 09:37 AM
  18. KM Johnson's Avatar
    Same thing here. My relatively new y510p Hybrid SSD/HDD is now dead, one week after installing Win 10.
    07-12-2015 09:25 PM
  19. Falsk Navn's Avatar
    Yep - Mine went today a few days after installing.
    08-04-2015 08:17 PM
  20. IT Figure's Avatar
    Yes my WD 500 GB Hard Drive died as well after i upgraded to Windows 10. I used the option under Windows 10 Upgrade tool to download .iso file. After the .iso was downloaded I right clicked for properties to see the size of the file, this is when my hard drive crashed. Now hard drive won't boot and I can't format the Hard Drive, but Hard Drive is being detected by BIOS. This fairly new drive, strange.
    08-09-2015 04:53 AM
  21. dr_smackdab's Avatar
    5TB seagate GPT (not even the system\boot drive) only a few months old.
    Win 10 update completely corrupted the partition table.
    08-10-2015 02:47 AM
  22. r4v's Avatar
    Yes my WD 500 GB [...]This fairly new drive, strange.
    No, it's not strange. It's WD.

    And to the OP: if your laptop can't see HDD it's probably dead. You can pull it out and check in other computer or with USB-SATA cable. And no software has anything to do with it, HDDs are dying. Even more often than few years ago.
    08-10-2015 03:33 AM
  23. dr_smackdab's Avatar
    The Windows preview doesn't have a glitch that eats your hard drive or anything like that. Installing a new operating system is taxing on your hard drive, so if your drive already weak, the install could have put it over the edge.
    Perhaps not the entire drive, but in my case the upgrade certainly corrupted the GPT. 3 month old drive running perfectly prior to upgrade, disk visible in bios and device manager. but w10 was unable to mount or assign a drive letter. Don't be so quick to dismiss this.
    Last edited by dr_smackdab; 08-10-2015 at 05:09 PM. Reason: include quote
    08-10-2015 05:07 PM
  24. micockissoft's Avatar
    mine is dead also , what a pile of crap windows 10 is !
    08-11-2015 05:44 PM
  25. drusome's Avatar
    I'm so disappointed with Windows 10 so far. I installed it on a separate hard drive from my win 7 drive to make sure there would be no problems and it still found a way to scan and corrupt that Win 7 drive! I've spent all night trying to fix it with the win 7 RE but no joy. I use enterprise class drives and scan them regularly. While I do realize that drives can go bad, there were no issues before I installed W10. There are an awful lot of posts reporting hard drive corruption with Windows 10 right now. What did Microsoft do differently here? Why did they release a product that is breaking working drives? I will give it another chance because I have to. I'm sure in time it will be a good product, but Microsoft lost the chance to win back some goodwill with this release.
    08-27-2015 12:19 AM
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