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I just reinstalled win7 on my HP dv5 and got stuck on the BIOS screen after the first restart. I looked around on Google and found out it couple be the hard drive. I pulled the drive and it will continue to boot and say no OS found. I stuck the drive back and it sticks at the HP logo again and if you hit esc it beeps. Do I need a new hard drive?

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Is the drive identified in the BIOS and in the boot order? Are you accidentally trying to boot from a non-bootable CD/DVD or memory stick?
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It wasnt identified in BIOS because when it was plugged in, you couldn't get to BIOS because it would freeze while POSTing. Without the drive, I booted DBAN and Ultimate Boot Disk. Neither could see the drive if I plugged it back in. I've got a new drive, we'll see what happens from here.

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Is it SATA? Can you try plugging it in to another system (SATA power/data are the same for laptop/desktop)... otherwise, I'd say your drive decided to die on you.

I saw a statistic a while ago about how many drives die within days of being used... can't remember the exact figure, but it made up quite a percentage of drives that do die within warranty.
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