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Repair and disassembly guides for the Compaq Presario CQ40.

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My cq40 does not recognize my hard drive

my cq 40 does not recognize my hard drive, it does not come up in the BIOS, what do i do

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chimeziegordian if your BIOS can not read the HDD check the connection first. It is possible that your HDD controller has failed. You most likely will need a new HDD. You can also verify if your drive has failed if you get an external case to run the HDD as an external drive.

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try to replace the hard drive

or just move it around

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