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Failed while updating boot sectors disk

The laptop is a Lenovo x200 that does not have a built in disk drive, I do have a usb cd/dvd drive (the computer does not seem to recognize it when it is plugged in)... Install from the Live CD/USB, just like you did the first time.

If you don't remember the procedure, or didn't install it yourself, read this before continuing.

If your PC or laptop was working fine beforehand, it’s likely the connections aren’t the problem, but it’s still worth double-checking in the event that something came loose.

At the same time, it’s worth popping into Device Manager and checking that your controller/motherboard isn’t going through any issues or failures, as it’s entirely possible that the problem isn’t even related to the hard drive, but something else.

Once you’ve installed your new drive, you set up the new hard drive as usual and re-install all your software.

Hopefully, you can restore through a backup and you (hopefully) are good to go. Well, you can just throw it in the trash since the data isn’t recoverable.

NOTE: For this, you'll need something to back the files up to. If you pay attention, you'll see that it's arranged in a table. (Guessing by size is usually a safe bet.) Here's my partition table, for an example: Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 12234 98263714 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 12234 19453 57985025 5 Extended /dev/sda5 19192 19453 2094080 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda6 12234 19192 55890944 83 Linux Partition table entries are not in disk order Disk /dev/sdb: 8014 MB, 8014266368 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 974 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 623 b W95 FAT32 After if finishes, use another computer to double-check that the files are backed up, then do method 1 above to reinstall.

If that last step didn’t net any results, we can try and see if there are any partition on the drive using Disk Part or another third-party disk utility tool.

If it doesn’t see any partitions, it’s likely that there was a partition mess up somewhere along the line.

Unfortunately, recovering files from a situation like this isn’t always possible, as you’ll need to repartition the drive.

The company claims that it can recover lost files from damaged disks or newly formatted drives, but your mileage may vary.

It works for some people and doesn’t work for others.

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