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What are signs your hard drive is gone? - PC Laptops


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When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or del key to enter in bios then make sure your harddrive is recognized in bios.
Also make sure SATA is disable.
Then still your harddrive is not seen in bios then it is gone.
But if your harddrive is recognized in bios then it is possible to use your harddrive with reformating or repartitioning.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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