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Problems after hard drive was briefly in another computer

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    Problems after hard drive was briefly in another computer


    Hello,I am going through a quite annoying problem here. Earlier today I took my hard drive out of my computer and put in into another computer, to move some files that were too large to slap on a flashdrive. When I put the hard drive back into the original computer, everything booted up okay, normal, but some of my programs were giving me problems. Like for instance, with my word processor, It couldnt work because it couldnt load the default document template. Thats not the problem, however. After all of that, I noticed action center had a message for me, that I needed to 'repair my drive' or something like that (I cant remember), and I thought 'Okay, maybe there is a problem, and I could quickily 'rid of it..', so I let it do its thing. The computer rebooted, *no picture* (My graphics card doesnt show anything until it is time to log into windows). It was taking a little while, and I thought that something may be going on that I cant just see, since my graphics card does not pick up on the early phase of a booting. So I let it be, grabbed a shower, got something to eat. Then, I come back a great deal of time later, still no picture. I was worried, my keyboards 'num lock' light wasnt on like it normaly was and the red laser from underneith the mouse wasnt on. I shut it down, pulled graphics card off of the 'board, switched to integrated graphics, then booted up again. I noted that the comptuer held a little while at the screen with 'Press DEL to enter BIOS'. When, windows splash screen came up... then text under the spinning circle that said something like 'Repar C: 100%' that proabaly wasnt exactly what it said, I only got a glimpse before it cut away to a blank screen. The screen was blank, and all I could see was my monitor's backlight was on. Then, the screen turned light blue, with scrambled white characters (It was disorted, so I couldnt tell what it was). I am sure it was not a BSOD, because I recall the BSOD having a darker shading of blue than that. Then something real freaky happened. The computer shut the whole way down, and restarted, but the fans were off, even when the image came in of my 'Press DEL to enter BIOS' screen. It took 'em like ten or so seconds to come back on. After that, I get back to the blank screen with the monitor's backlight. After rebooting, I tried inserting the repair disc, but the only option I see with that is refreshing, and refreshing is worse than having a problem to start with. So, now I am stuck at this blank screen, now for 40 minutes. Is there a way I can solve this without needing to refresh the pc? I am starting to come down with some sickness, and this isnt the kind of thing I want to be dealing with right now. Also, the power button wont shut it off, and I dont want to leave it run all night.Any help will be appreciated

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    Hell of long paragraph. Not many will try and wade through that.

    If you make it more succinct and split it into readable chunks, somebody might read it.
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    Well I read all of it and made pert of head and part of the tail of it. Looks like you got your BIOS reset and everything went back to default settings. Now recheck all the hardware and connectors, you might have moved something inadvertently, pull out MB manual and see how to set BIOS properly.
    You'll need to check that HDD too, something might got damaged either physically, cable or file system.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    boot to your windows dvd and run the repair
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Well I read all of it and made pert of head and part of the tail of it. Looks like you got your BIOS reset and everything went back to default settings. Now recheck all the hardware and connectors, you might have moved something inadvertently, pull out MB manual and see how to set BIOS properly.
    You'll need to check that HDD too, something might got damaged either physically, cable or file system.
    Sorry about the paragraph, I had it nice and neat when I first typed it, but that all got lost when I posted the thread. At the time I had written the thread, I would have rather gone to bed and fix it later, if others where having problems reading it.

    >>I noticed on my HDD that the connector for power (On it) had a little piece of plastic that fell off. I remembered how my power connector had gone in, and it fit. I dont think this is relevant, however, because I was able to boot it up okay. Luckily, it wasnt the SATA connector that happened on....

    >>I dont think it is something wrong with the BIOS, he seems OK.
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    Good thing its working now, I did say to check connectors, it's pretty common for them (being so small and stiff) not to make good contact or even fall out. About BIOS, it was under assumption that all cables and connectors were fine and HDD was not damaged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Good thing its working now, I did say to check connectors, it's pretty common for them (being so small and stiff) not to make good contact or even fall out. About BIOS, it was under assumption that all cables and connectors were fine and HDD was not damaged.
    Whoops, sorry, it isnt working. I mistyped. It was working, until I set it off to repair. Then thats when I started getting the blank screen. I tried reparing under the repair disc, but it said it couldnt. I tried refreshing, and now I have a whole new problem:
    After the refresh, I can get into Windows OK, but I cant do anything. When I try to access files on my hard drive i get an error 'C:\ is not accessable, Access is denied'. I have zero clue what is going on and I am certainly not pleased
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Hell of long paragraph. Not many will try and wade through that.

    If you make it more succinct and split it into readable chunks, somebody might read it.
    Now I'll have to try to I suppose

    EDIT: No I can really not be bothered reading that. Good luck. As SIW2 says you could always ask a question rather than just cut and paste.
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    It would have been easier to just put them on the same network and move the files that way. Placing the hard drive into another computer can cause you to run into these kind of problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It would have been easier to just put them on the same network and move the files that way. Placing the hard drive into another computer can cause you to run into these kind of problems.
    The thing thats wrong with that:
    There is no 'same network'. I get my internet connection from my cellular phone, so only one computer can be on the internet at a time
    Can you please offer some advice for my situation?
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