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Old 10-20-2008, 12:25 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by kloydeb View Post
where am i running this "fdisk /dev/your_hdd" bit? in the terminal of the LiveCD?

remember, this is posted in newbie for a reason.
As stated you should run in a terminal as root. You can do a 'fdisk -l' which will list your hdd devices.
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yea, it shows nothing when i run 'fdisk -l' and when i run 'fdisk /dev/your_hdd' it says it cannot connect to it. also, when the liveCD starts up, i get several messages across a black screen while loading. the first one repeats over and over again and says "Buffer I/O Eroor on device sda, logical block 0" the second says "1 dm_validate_partition_table (): Disk Read failed" i dont know what it means, but i dont think it is reading the disk at all.
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I think your disk is screwed. I would test it on another pc just in case (to discard a problem in your mother board disk controller or the connectors).
Old 10-20-2008, 12:09 PM   #19
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Moving a hard disk to another computer can be a PITA. You may wish to invest in one of these types of adapter cables which allows you to plug an IDE or SATA hard disk into any PC with a USB connection.

This is just one brand. Check around and you may find one cheaper. I've got several of these and they work great for any OS.

They are great for drive testing or for quick system backup or mass data transfers.
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dv6000 isn't that a relatively new notebook (released jan 2007 or so ) ?
The laptop may still be under warranty, and if not the Hard drive may be under warranty from the HD manufacturer.. Many hard drives carry a 3 year manufacturer warranty.

while doing a quick search on the dv6000 I also found a recall from HP on that series notebook.
you may want to look because if your laptop is affected with wireless connectivity issues they may fix it under the recall for free...
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i bought this computer almost two years ago (2006 around november). well, it definately was the hard drive problem. i got a new one that is 2x as big and runs fine. i just need to recover the files i saved off the old one from my external hard drive.


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