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Unread 13-12-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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Hard Drive Problems - HELP please

New to the forum and trying to resolve my issue.

I have an HP Pavilion from ~2008 or 2009. I believe Windows 7

My issue is the following

At start up I get the "Reboot and Select proper Boot device" in white print with black background

I ran the diagnostic test and get a BIOS-2 code for the hard drive

I bought hard disk drive enclosure and installed the HP hard drive and hooked up to a laptop.

Good news was it recognized the drive and I could see the files. What seemed odd to me was that my user folder with all my documents, pictures and videos was hidden.

I have created a back up of all my documents, pictures, videos and such.

I made my user folder unhidden, reinstalled in the pavalion, double checked the connections to and from the hard drive and powered up with the same result.

Seems to me my hard drive is not failed as I can read it still with the external enclosure and my laptop.

Any thoughts on what's next to get the pavilion to run again?

Thanks in advance , Jason

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Check the boot priority; it might have been set to boot from a disc or USB drive before the HDD. I get that message sometimes if I leave a flash drive plugged in when I shut down my computer, it then tries to boot from it when I turn it on again.
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I have come across similar issue today with DELL laptop (win 7 & Ubuntu OS).
First on bootup it asks for os selection. when i select Win 7 it shows same error as above said.

But when i boot from ubuntu i can log in to system, worse thing on it is I couldn't see english instead I found square symbols below evry icons. i cannot navigate properly with unknown language.

Firstly i thought its just a language issue in ubuntu which often occurs. but even after i chked the language correctly(hope i m correct) it didnt wrkout.

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