ASUS K55A Hard Drive Replacement Guide: Tips and Troubleshooting Tips

The ASUS K55A laptop is a popular choice among users, but some users have stated that their hard drive has failed.
Some users reported:
> My hard drive on my ASUS K55A laptop suddenly stopped working, and I would like > to replace it, but I can’t find any information on how to replace the hard > drive.
If your ASUS K55A hard drive has failed, below you can find some tips to help you resolve the issue.

  • If your ASUS K55A hard drive fails, chances are that you may not be able to boot into Windows.
  • A repair tool will do the trick in most cases, but you can also use a dedicated tool.

Update the BIOS

  1. Go to ASUS website and download the latest BIOS for your laptop model.
  2. After downloading, run the file and follow the on-screen instructions to update the BIOS.
  3. Remove and Replace the Hard Drive
    Remove and Replace the Hard Drive
  4. Remove the hard drive cover from the laptop.
  5. Remove the hard drive.
  6. Replace the hard drive.
    Replace the hard drive.
  7. Check if the issue persists

Format the drive

  1. Insert the 2.5′′ SATA hard drive into one of the available SATA ports on your motherboard.
  2. Connect the SATA cable to the hard drive and to a SATA port on the motherboard.
    Connect the SATA cable to the hard drive and to a SATA port on the motherboard.
  3. Turn the hard drive on by plugging in the power connector.
  4. If the hard drive wasn’t properly formatted, Windows will detect it as a removable drive, and you could install Windows on it.

Switch off the power management

  1. The motherboard has a power management feature that reduces power consumption when the computer is inactive. The feature is disabled by default. To disable the feature, press F2 or F9 while the computer is booted.
  2. Press F12
  3. Select Disabled
    Select Disabled
  4. Press Enter

Perform a Clean Boot

  1. Press Windows Key + R and run services.msc
  2. Locate Disk Cleanup, right-click it and choose Properties.
  3. Disable the startup type, and set the startup type to Disabled.
  4. Save changes and exit.
    Save changes and exit.

Update the SATA controller

  1. Open Device Manager -> select the SATA Controller.
  2. Click Update driver.
    Click Update driver.
  3. Select Browse my computer for drivers.
  4. When the list appears, select the SATA Controller driver.
  5. Click Next.
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