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can I use Windows7 repair disk if hard drive is replaced?

Q: can I use Windows7 repair disk if hard drive is replaced?

I bought a notebook in 2010. I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro right after purchase.

I created a Windows 7 repair disk April 2011.

My hard disk crashed this month and will be replaced and loaded (by manufacturer) to the image as of the purchase in 2010.

When I get the PC, will it help me to use the repair disk?
In my dreams, I'd want to restore Windows and maybe settings and drivers at least to the time the repair disk was created.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance,

Tom

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Preferred Solution: can I use Windows7 repair disk if hard drive is replaced?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: can I use Windows7 repair disk if hard drive is replaced?

Quote: Originally Posted by thomas1004


I bought a notebook in 2010. I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro right after purchase.

I created a Windows 7 repair disk April 2011.

My hard disk crashed this month and will be replaced and loaded (by manufacturer) to the image as of the purchase in 2010.

When I get the PC, will it help me to use the repair disk?
In my dreams, I'd want to restore Windows and maybe settings and drivers at least to the time the repair disk was created.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance,

Tom


When you get the PC, it will have Windows on it just like when it was new. Using your Repair Disk would not put your settings or anything else that you had put on there. It is only for, well Repair. You will have to install all of your programs again.

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So lo and behold this morning I found my internal hard drive disk was not working. I ran the pre boot diagnostics and everything else was working fine. I went to best buy and got another hard drive (1 TB SATA drive) and switched the old one with the new one. The computer still won't boot, but now the pre boot diagnostics recognizes the drive is present and says it's working fine. Any ideas?
 

A:Internal Hard Disk Drive not found... After replaced!

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I have a Dell Inspiron N 5010.  I had to put in a new hard drive.  I do not have a disk with windows 7 on it.  I have a recovery disk but it does not work.  How do I get back my OS?  Also the windows code on the bottom of the computer has worn off and is not readable.  Can anyone help me?
 
 

A:Dell Inspiron N 5010 replaced hard drive have no OS disk

Welcome,
Is your Dell registered with Dell? Have you contacted them to see what help they can provide?
Thanks

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So my laptop broke, something to do with corruption of data and i have no idea how, already angry because of something i didnt want to happen... during a very important time of the year for work...

I now am in the situation where i already spent around 300 dollars USD fixing my laptop, now that i have a fresh new working hard drive how do i get my OS back?

I bought it from a retailer, my broken hard disk is inaccessable so i cant get into it and seek out it's activation code ETC.

Anyone ever had this situation before? how do i get back my windows 7 OS with it's key that no one is using.

Im not going to spend all of that money again since it was part of the package of buying that laptop.

Please assist.

A:Laptop Broke, replaced hard drive Disk, What about my windows 7!?!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by louis cardinal


So my laptop broke, something to do with corruption of data and i have no idea how, already angry because of something i didnt want to happen... during a very important time of the year for work...

I now am in the situation where i already spent around 300 dollars USD fixing my laptop, now that i have a fresh new working hard drive how do i get my OS back?

I bought it from a retailer, my broken hard disk is inaccessable so i cant get into it and seek out it's activation code ETC.

Anyone ever had this situation before? how do i get back my windows 7 OS with it's key that no one is using.

Im not going to spend all of that money again since it was part of the package of buying that laptop.

Please assist.


Your laptop should have a sticker on the bottom with the key for your version of windows. Also, your manufacturer might provide recovery disks.

This is another good reason to always make the recovery disks when you first setup your new laptop.

Rich

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I had a dual boot system. Windows 7 Home and Windows 7 pro on 2 separate hard drives.
The main hard drive crashed with Windows 7 Home and had to be replaced.
When I put the OS cd in the cd drive and boot off of the cd drive (using the escape key and set to boot from the cd drive), the computer shuts down and the cd is not read and I am unable to reinstall Windows 7 Home on my PC.

A:Unable to reinstall Windows7 Home dual boot 2 drives 1 drive replaced

Hello neighbor

Does the PC ever shutdown if you enter W7 Pro ?

Windows 7 does not fit on a cd, only a dvd, but I`m sure you meant DVD.

Where did you get the install dvd from ?

Did you create it yourself ?

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Hey guys,

The HDD on my laptop recently took a turn for the worst and started clicking like crazy - it's always been a little faulty, but the PC wouldn't boot successfully for a few days After a few small knocks to try and loosen the head, the drive now works properly - I used Puppy Linux, running from a USB pen, to try and backup a few files, but it then informed me that the filesystem required checking. I downloaded a Windows 7 recovery disk, booted it up and the automatic repair utility informed me that there were startup issues I could correct relating to the filesystem....that was three days ago. The drive is spinning, and the recovery environment appears to be working, but my disk is only 500GB large, and I'm not entirely sure whether it should be taking this long - before I selected the automatic repair utility, I tried to run ChkDsk /r from the command line, but I was informed that the drive was locked. Could this be the issue? I have seen on a few forums that the drive being regarded as locked is a known and easily resolved issue, and I'd really like to know if it's safe to do a hard restart while the recovery disk claims to be repairing the filesystem.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, dual SeaGate 500GB HDDs. 4GB DDR3 RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor, if that helps any. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Hard drive repair running from Windows 7 Recovery Disk for 3 days?

It may never stop. You'll probably have to shut it down. There are no repairs that take that long.

But it doesn't look too good for that hard drive. Is it encrypted or password-protected?
 

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Well it has been a fun couple of days!

Trying to restore a mistake on my Windows 7 ultimate x64 hard drive that Ubuntu started to overwrite.

So far I have
1. Backed-up / Copied all my files so whatever is done to this HD is ok.
2. Restored the partitions
3. Tried FixMBR / FixBoot / Chkdsk / Rebuildbcd

In the recovery console it sees my OS just fine

But when I boot my Dell XPS desktop after post it says 'Disk Read Error' press ctrl+alt+del to restart.

I don't think it has anything to do with the bios - I've put the hard drive in another dell and it did the same thing (tried different Sata cables too).

I think there is a peice I'm missing somewhere with these partitions (see attached). I currently have my non-booting drive in another dell and you can see it as Disk 1 in the screen shot.

Any suggestions for getting this thing back to booting? I can access all the files from it fine when I have on this computer (as the 2nd hdd) which leads me to believe there is just a boot issue somewhere.

Can I repair install Windows 7 on this hd even though it is the 2nd hard drive on the computer?

I'm trying to avoiding a wipe and reinstalling all the programs so I'm hoping I can somehow fix this last peice.

Your help is greatly appreciated - thank you!

A:Disk Read Error - Boot Issue...Repair Install on 2nd Hard Drive?

   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.



1) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows




2) Fix MBR.



3) Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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After replacing a crashed 320 GB disk with a 1 Tb disk and following recovery proceedure the new disk now operates OK but only shows the same amount of space as the previous disk. Is it possible to bring into use the missing disk space.

A:Replaced Hard Disk

For others to help you please post on of these.

By Golden:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I did this on a Compaq Presario c500 and now i have no audio coming over my laptop. HELP!
 

A:Windows Vista Hard Drive replaced with XP Hard Drive. No audio.

You need to install the proper drivers for your hardware. All of the drivers you need are right here.
 

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Hello, I just got a new Dell Dimension E521 with Vista as the operating system. Vista Stinks! For most programs, including video and audio from XP Service Pack 2 Vista doesn't recognize drivers that were fine with XP Service Pack 2.
Even Sonic and Roxio, which are installed on the damn thing give these same problems.

My internet connection is also no better at all and was outright disabled with a message "something has caused Microsoft Internet to stop working" after I tried
to install basic version of Zone Alarm.
Then on reboot it says "unauthorized change made to your license, you must verify your software online". This message come up before the desktop appears and this screen is frozen whether you choose the "verify" or "cancel" option.

Couldn't shut down by any means either, including Control Alt Delete, it wouldn't bring up that window. Had to literally pull the plug and reboot into Safe Mode where I uninstalled Zone Alarm and a couple of other functions that worked perfectly in XP2.

Then I was able to re-boot normally, the message did not come up again.

I hate Vista. Not interested in any "fixes", not worth the trouble. The only fix for Vista is a sledgehammer to the drive!

My hope is this: can I get the hard drive removed and replace it with a clean hard drive that has XP sp2 on it, or am I stuck with this P.O.S. Operating System?

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A:Solved: Can Dell hard drive with Vista be replaced with Hard Drive XP?

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Dear Community Members, My hp Machine is - Pavilion 15 n210se I old hard disk failed and i need put all including OS and Drivers.  I machine came with windows 8, is this upgradable to Windows 10? Please mention the steps to install the Genuine Windows on my PC.  my question is 1. Where i can download the Genuine OS ? 2. Is it possible to place the DiskImage of WIndows Installation as before, so that i can use the recovery tool.3. how to get the Windows 10 ?      or shall i install windows 8 and do all updates to get the Windows 10?  With Regards,Faizana 

A:Hard Disk replaced - How to get back Genuine OS?

Hello @faisana,  You need to know few things about HP Recovery Media:1) It is NOT downloadable, you have to order the physical media2) It is not free, you have to pay for it You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you can check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/ and http://www.restoredisks.com/Good Luck Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Bu... Read more

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3 year old Gateway computer running XP, shut off computer one day, it had been running extremely slow, went to start up next day, wouldn't turn on. Replaced the PSU and booted it up, now getting error message while booting up:

Pri Master Hard Disk: S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace.

I can hit F4 to boot up all the way.

Any chance this is related to the psu dying or just a coincidence the hard disk is now failing too.
 

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Hi, I forgot to create any recovery disks for my E532 laptop and the hard disk has failed. I?ve bought a new hard disk thinking I could download a build disk from Microsoft and input the key for Windows. However I get no boot options at all, i.e. the bootable device list is blank. I have changed the boot order to no avail. I don?t want to have to buy recovery disks if possible so is there a way round please? It was Windows 8.1 when I bought the laptop and upgraded to W10.Thanks

A:hard disk replaced need to rebuild laptop

just follow these simple steps:download the iso file of microsoft windows 10 (x64 if your PC has over 4GB of ram) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10download Rufus, plug an USB flash drive and set Rufus as on the home page screen:https://rufus.akeo.ie/?locale=en_USclick on the little disk icon on Rufus and point to the downloaded iso filelet Rufus copy the installation files on USB flash drivereboot your PCplug the USB flash drive, press F12 at next boot and choose the USB flash drive as bootable deviceproceed with windows 10 installation and skip the product key requestenjoy your windows 10 installation

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Hi,
I am having HP pavilion sleek book laptop and it was having Windows 8. Recently the hard disk got crashed.
I have replaced it with new one and installed windows 8.1 from Microsoft site. Since it is EOM based, Windows didn't get activated. Unfortunately I don't have recovery disk and HP asking too much money for providing the recovery disk.

Can you please suggest how to fix the issue.

Thanks in Advance...

A:Windows 8.1 activation - Hard disk replaced

You will need to extract your Windows 8 OEM key and activate with that.

Product Key - Find for Windows 8 (option 5 will backup you key for future reference)

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Lenovo laptop G580I have created a Windows 10 recovery onto to a USB stick.I have replaced my faulty hard drive, but now I can't recover windows to the replacment hard drive.When starting up with the new hard drive installed I get the blue screen with "Choose Language Option"After choosing language I get the Troubleshoot or Turn off  optionWhen choosing the Troubleshoot option, I only get the optionsSystem Restore - use a restore point recorded on your PC to restore WindowsSystem Image Recovery - recover Windows using a specific system image fileI am not seeing the option Recover from a Drive, which should be there, I believe, from various Internet messages and posts I've seen Can anyone hlep please to get my laptop back up and running Windows 10 ? Geoff

A:Can't recover Windows 10 on to replaced hard disk

If you are not getting the Recover from Drive option, you must have missed selecting the option to "Backup system files to the recovery drive" when creating the Recovery drive, so you will have to download and create Windows 10 Installation Media to reinstall Windows 10 to you laptop.     Download Windows 10https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 When you get to the point where it asks for a Product Key, select the to skip  (or I do not have a key) option and Windows will automatically activate upon completion of the installation.  Unfortunately you will be starting clean, so any data will have to be restored from backup, and applications will have to be reinstalled.  FYI, If you do no have your data backed up, with luck you may still be able to recover it from the old drive if it just failed to boot from the drive, by mounting the drive into an external 2.5 inch USB enclosure, and copying off the the c:\users\<username> folders to your new HD.  Cheers, 

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I sent my portable to Hp on account of a hard disk problem.  My disk contained Win 10.  They replaced the disk as my portable is still on warrantee.   For some reason that I cannot understand they shipped my portable back to me with Win 8 in it instead of my Win 10.  I am getting the run around from people on the help lines(from other countries); You should hear some of their solutions, i.e replace the chip on the MB and other stupid answers. I am trying to get my Win 10 back, surely HP must be able to supply me with a link, but I guess that is beyond their comprehension. Sorry for sounding so hard but at 80 years of age,  I don't have much patience left. Maglite











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A:Wrong Windows on replaced hard disk

Hi, As mentioned on my last reply, HP can only reset your machine back to its original Windows because HP does not own Microsoft products. Many thanks to let us know Microsoft gave you free upgrade because they stopped this few days ago. My last point: I don't know why they (from HP Support) asked you to change chip on the MB. Have a good weekend. Regards.

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A:Solved: Replaced motherboard -- hard disk changed

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i have windows 7-64bit and mac on my laptop and i think i'm infected with $RECYCLE.BIN trojan !! i don't know how to remove this trojan from my laptop and hard disk! even antivirus didn't detect it , i searched alot for solution but i didn't get any answer ! :| i'm afraid of losing data!
 
i did as u mentioned in ur site! i hope u can help me!
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16521  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by Sana at 16:33:23 on 2013-06-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8103.5290 [GMT 4.5:30]
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AV: avast! Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: avast! Internet Security *Disabled* {131692B0-0864-D491-4E21-3A3A1D8BBB47}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\WUDFHost.exe
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A:$RECYCLE.BIN trojan in windows7 and hard disk

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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--RogueKiller--
Download & SAVE to your Desktop RogueKiller for 32bit or Roguekiller for 64bit Quit all programs that you may have started.Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"For Windows XP, double-click to start.Wait until Prescan has finished ...Then Click on "Scan" buttonWait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"click on "delete"Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your DesktopExit/Close RogueKiller+
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Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
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Had a Hard Drive booting error 3f0 after installing (unsuccesfully) Windows 7 Ultimate x64 after Ubuntu 16.10 LTS. Cannot access OS, or GRUB (Boot Manager). Can boot OS via Boot from EFI feature.

A:Hard Disk error 3f0 after installing Windows7

Which OS can you boot? Linux? Sounds like the hard drive needs to be replaced. Can you get into F2 diagnostics as you boot up to run the hard drive check?

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My mom bought me this laptop years ago and it is a refurbished laptop. How do I re-install windows on it?

'Hope someone can help. I know nothing about computers. Thank you in advance to the kind soul(s)!

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When I am trying to load windows into it I get the error

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu

The Hard disk has no data, and i don't have a CD-Rom, have made my USB bootable manually using DISKPART (this method of installation has worked for me before)

I have a InsydeH2O Setup Utility
Inside the BIOS the options available to me are:-

**Main**
->System Time
->System Date
->Diagonistic Log

**Security**
->Administrator Password <clear>
->Power-On Password <clear>

**Diagonistics**
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->Memory Test

**System Configuration**
->language <English>
->Processor C6 states <Enabled>
->Fan always on <enabled>
->Boot Options->

**Exit**

**No other options other than this are available to me in the bios**
Note:- In the BIOS Reverting back to Defaults did not work. I have already tried that

Please could you help me repair my laptop.

A:New Hard disk recognized by Windows7 but not by BIOS, install failed

8+ hrs and lots of viewers, but no answers...

giving it a bump here

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Hi, I had to replace my hard drive as it was dead. I bought one with Windows 7 already on it. When I put it in and booted up, it says windows failed to start asking me to do a start up repair (didn't work) or start windows normally (sends me back to this screen). I tried to boot in safe mode thinking its a driver issue from the PC it came from. Any ideas?
 

A:Replaced Hard Drive

Yes, the hard drive is hardware dependent to the computer it came from and will not work with your computer. You need to format and load Windows clean. Windows 7 Install Guide
 

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Hi everyone,

I replaced the hard drive on my Compaq presario 2100. Now I get an error message "Media test failure test cable" then followed by "Operating system not found"
Do I have to purchase windows xp again and reinstalled it? does anyone know what the media test failure test cable means?
 

A:I replaced the hard drive

I replaced the hard drive on my Compaq presario 2100. Now I get an error message "Media test failure test cable" then followed by "Operating system not found"
Do I have to purchase windows xp again and reinstalled it? does anyone know what the media test failure test cable means?Click to expand...

Operating system not found means...well...the operationg system was not found, your drive is most likely blank.
Why did you replace your harddrive in the first place?
If you still have the original drive, you can use both at the same time.
 

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Replaced a samsung hd with a western digital hd in an old hp computer. In set up it shows the hd as wdc but boots to error code. The WD is formatted and has data.
 

A:Replaced hard drive

So how did you transfer the Operating System and data? What OS are you using? Is the new drive type the same as the old one (IDE, SATA etc). Old HP often had (say) XP and a restore partition, which was used for the boot files of XP, so they were not actually on the OS partition at all. You will need to clone all the partitions if that is what you are doing. Another potential problem is HP were pretty strict about pirating, such that the OS can be tied to a particular model or type of Hard Drive.

Chances are you will need to talk to HP, quote the PC model number and ask how do you replace a failed HDD?
 

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Upgraded the 6G Seagate that crashed due to heat and age I guess. Unforunately the startup disk formatted my new 30.7G as the old seagate device, so 24G is unavailable. How can I correct this? Thanks
 

A:replaced hard drive

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The Hard Drive crashed on my Dell Inspiron 8200 and I replaced it with a new one, had to use Reinstallation CD to start it running that came with computer. Now the computer wont reconize my modem or vidio card, says there are no drivers. All this came installed on the computer and I have no disk for this. I can't get on the internet to get drivers, is it possible to load drivers from Win 98 or ME to get drivers????
 

A:Replaced Hard Drive

It is somewhat unlikely that Win98 or ME drivers are going to work with Windows2000 or XP (not sure what OS you have)

Typically Dell provides a drivers cd with the computer.

Another option is to simply go to the manufacturer's web site and download the drivers you need.
 

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Hello I had a bad hard drive on my laptop I have replaced it with similar type and size . It was abit difficult as everything had to be dismantled so now everything is back but how do i get the pc to boot from CD Rom. it gives me error that tells me there is no operating system "deh" I can't seem to get it to do anything except sometimes it will start the diag or go into a shell ( maybe) Linex system??  any help would be apprieciated Clake434168

A:replaced hard drive

Have you tried tapping esc or f9 to get the boot menu as you power on before the startup polls the hard drive? The window of opportunity is pretty quick. 

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A:Hard Drive Replaced

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I purchased my hp envy x360 in July of 2015 and sometime in September of 2015 I had to replace my hard drive. I used my laptop very little before the hard drive went bad and I never dropped it either. I got it replaced free under the warranty. Now my hard drive is bad again and needs to be replaced and my laptop is just out of warranty. I feel like the problem was not just the hard drive that was bad but something else and the problem was not fixed the first time I got the hard drive replaced. So I was wondering if there is any way that HP can cover the cost of this second hard drive or replace my laptop that is most likely defective. Thanks, Drake85

A:Replaced a hard drive twice

We cannot help with that. You need to contact HP Warranty claims. Will they honor the warranty shortly after it expired? Maybe, not likely. Will they give you a replacement laptop? I would say not going to happen. 

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Hello, I bought a almost new but used laptop Sony VGN-N220EW with Windows Vista home premium as it was original from sony my laptop hard drive broke I bought new to replace it but is new and does not have windows installed, have the original windows product key but need to install vista do i need to buy new OS? help thank u.

A:replaced Sony hard drive....

a new hard drive wont have anything on at all,by saying you brought it "almost new" ill take it you got it from a friend all else where meaning there is no warranty, ask the previous owner if they ever made the recovery cds/dvds for the sony,if they have then its as simple as booting from the cds/dvds and reinstalling vista ,if not then you can either order recovery cds from sony direct but at a cost or use/borrow someone's vista cd to reinstall vista,

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My son's laptop hard drive failed at school.  He did not have a recovery disc.  I replaced the failed hard drive with one from another laptop (which I converted to a ssd).  I can boot the laptop to the login screen but cannot get it to recognize a PIN.  My recovery disc from the other laptop will not work and as I mentioned, my son did not make a recovery disc for his laptop.  Since the hard drive failed the first quarter after the 1 year warrenty expired, HP will not even talk to me about what I might do.  Since HP no longer provides discs to go with the pre-loaded software I am stuck.  What do I need to do?  Do I have to go buy another license for Windows 10 and wipe the drive to start over?

A:replaced failed hard drive, cannot log in

They should still have Recovery Media for a Windows 10 machine. They still have media for windows 8 machines and some windows 7.

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I had to replace the internal hard drive on my Dell Inspiron 600m laptop and now I can't reinstall Windows XP because the new drive is not recognized or found....
In all the research I did, everything said replace the drive and reinstall the operating system. I am using the Windows XP (home) disk from Dell.
Any suggestions?
 

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If you are using a SATA drive you may need to check
the dell website for sata drivers.
You will need to download them and put them on a floppy disk.
While booting to the install disk watch for press F6 to load
third party SCSI or RAID drivers.
Press F6 and have the disk ready for when it asks for it.
Follow the on screen instructions.
 

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A:My hard drive failed so I replaced it but how do I...

To reinstall Windows 8 on your computer, you can follow the instructions mentioned on the links below:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/clean-installhttp://www.wikihow.com/Install-Windows-8 Hope this will help you.

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Notebook running very slow, barely ever used, so took it for a check and have been told the hard drive has failed. They want to replace A 2TB drive with a 500GB drive because they say it is more stable?  Doesn't sound right to me....... 













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A:Hard drive failed. 2TB to be replaced by 500 GB because it i...

Agreed. They are just trying to get you to take what they happen to have in stock. Run don't walk to another technician. 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop and had to replace the hard drive due to a virus.
The harddrive I had was
Samsung HM250HI 250G 5
400 RPM SATA (M7S2) Hard drive

the company I ordered from sent
Hard drive 250GB, S2, 5.4K, 2.5 WD-ML160
I installled it and it seems to run slower, is this the same hard drive?
 

A:Solved: Hard drive replaced

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I am something of a novice when replacing hardware. I have an old Dell Dimension 4300 that I replaced my HD with a new ATA/100 40 gb. I hooked up all the connectors OK. But when I boot up it says "Diskette drive 0 seek failure. Primary Hard Disc drive 1 not found. Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to set up utility." Hitting F1 just gets the same info. Hitting F2 runs the set up utility I tried booting up with the Dell install disc but that doesn't help. Did I miss something in the install process?
 

A:Replaced hard drive..Now PC won't boot up.

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Hi,

My wifes computer was upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 during the free offer period, but last week the hard drive started making a noise so we decided to replace it. I have cloned the drive using Acronis and all seems to have gone ok(This is something I've successfully done before with Windows 7)

Now when I put the new drive into her computer and try to boot it says I need recovery tools but I'm not sure what that means and what I need to do.

Could anyone help please?

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I have an HP Notebook that came with Windows 10 installed. The hard drive has died and I have replaced it with the one from my older Laptop (not working for a different reason) but it has Windows 8.1 installed on it. To my amazement I have actually got it to boot up and every thing seems to work after installing some different drivers however the following "other" devices have missing drivers:PCI Data Acquisition and signal processing controllerPCI Encryption/Decription controllerSM Bus ControllerUnknown Device (2 of these) Can anyone tell me where I can get these drivers. I have tried finding them manually without success. Also anytime I try to use the "update windows" or "update driver" functions the process activates but then sits there indefinately searching for something. The cancel buttons do not work and the only way to exit is via task manager. I have not made any changes to the Bios Thanks for your time 

A:Replaced Hard drive with one from another Laptop

Hi: You need these W8.1 drivers... PCI Data Acquisition and signal processing controller & one Unknown Device: This package contains the driver that enables the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework firmware. Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework provide system temperature and power utilization information for the system thermal protection to function properly. This package is provided for supported notebook models running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71262.exe PCI Encryption/Decription controller: This package provides the Intel Trusted Execution Engine Interface (TXE) Driver for the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. The Intel Trusted Execution Engine Interface enables the Secure Boot and provides services required for platform security features such as Intel Platform Trust Technology (Intel PPT). http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71264.exe SMBus Controller:  Note install this driver first and restart the PC. This package contains the Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver for supported notebook models and operating systems. This utility enables the operating system to show the correct name for the installed Intel hardware in the Microsoft Windows Device Manager. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71260.exe The other unknown device probably needs this driver... This package provides the H... Read more

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New purchase. Good machine so far, but want faster access. Want to install an SSD and take out slower hard drive. Is it possible and please if not, give me a reason why.  

A:Can the hard drive in my all-in- one 24-g014, be replaced w...

@HeyRube, welcome to the forum. I don't have any experience with adding a SSD to an AIO, but I'll bet that it can be done.  I know there are several AIO's that can be configured with a SSD.  Here is a guide that shows how to replace the hard drive.  I suggest opening the case to check how the HDD is installed.  Then, you will have an idea if there is a way to get the SSD to work.  I am certain that you will need an adapter to make the 2.5" SSD fit properly in the enclosure that is used.  I checked Crucial Memory's website to see if they have SSD's that they recommend and there were none. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I recently lost a hard drive in my 4+ year old HP Pavilion XT978. I bought a whole new system and moved on.

With hope of restoring my old one so it could be functional enough to sell or donate, I was able to get a few “cast off” drives from my company. They are also about 3 or 4 years old, but fully functional. I tested them outside of the tower in my USB enclosure and know they work.

So… here’s the question. I installed one in my old PC and believed I could boot from the drive. Alas, all I come up with is a blinking cursor.

I verified boot sequence in the BIOS and I can also see the disk (Maxtor) is recognized as the primary/master. Also, I enabled the BIOS to display its steps. I can see that memory check is OK and then it rolls thru the devices. After that… blinking cursor.

I have checked jumper settings on the drive and even switched between “master” and “cable select.” No difference.

It could very well be that the OS is not on the hard drive, but that is unlikely as it did come from a functioning PC. I even saw the ol' WINNT folder on it. Unfortunately, I have no other bootable disks or CD’s.

Have I missed anything obvious? Any suggestions?

Thanks much.
 

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A:My hard drive failed so I replaced it but how do I...

To reinstall Windows 8 on your computer, you can follow the instructions mentioned on the links below:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/clean-installhttp://www.wikihow.com/Install-Windows-8 Hope this will help you.

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My MacBook hardrive decided to poop out last night and the guy at the Genius Bar said that it would cost $1500 to get an expert to retrieve my data. (All this before I can get it replaced, because they "have" to send the old part back in order to get a new one.)

Do any of you tech people have any suggestions for me?

Mandy
 

A:My hard drive apparently needs to be replaced... but

I know quite little about macs, but what do you mean by 'poop out'?
 

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The hard drive on my HP Pavilion p7-1380t died and needed to be replaced. I purchased the same model drive and the correct recovery discs from HP. I installed the hard drive, turned on the computer, inserted disc 1, turned off and on - nothing happened, blank screen. I checked all connections, checked the monitor with my laptop and tried again. Power to both the hard drive and DVDs drive appears to be ok, still nothing.
I know I'm not the most computer literate guy, but I have replaced a hard drive before without issue. What am I doing wrong?
 

A:HP Pavilion hard drive replaced

Is the disc drive set first in the boot order in the BIOS so it can boot from the disc?

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Good Evening, I have a Dell Inspiron 15r 5520 intel core i5 6GB Memory originally with a built in Microsoft Windows 8.

Purchased in 2012
It has since been updated to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. 
I upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as I found out Windows 10 was free for people who had Windows 8
Windows 10 was working fine until July and then that's when the Motherboard 'gave out'
I tested it and it said the Motherboard is fine it's just the HDD.
Well the Hard Drive and Motherboard overheated and both died.

I have replaced a Heat Sink AND Fan to attempt to save it (Yes, I used a rice size amount of Thermal Paste to reinstall)
So now I purchased a New 1TB (1000GB) 8MB Cache 5400RPM SATA 2.5" 9.5mm Notebook Hard Drive and that was fine.
I also purchased a replacement Motherboard for my Laptop, which came with no Software, leading me to purchase Microsoft Windows 10 Pro.
I have had trouble downloading the Windows 10 pro, as it would turn off during download and refuse to actually go on and give me the proper download for a while.
After 2 days of trying, I finally realized I had to remove the CD once it was installed, and Windows 10 Pro was installed on my computer. After a few downloads, Skype, Google Hangouts and Roblox(Online game) to be exact, the motherboard fried out.
I recently got a Motherboard on ebay from China and now I am trying a USA seller instead.

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Hello! I'm new, but will do my best.
NOTE: I am using another older PC to post on here since the laptop I am having issues with is currently in the boot menu "Scanning & Repairing C: 12%"

So about two days ago on my ASUS Windows 8.1 laptop, I get an error message basically telling me something is wrong with my hard drive C: and I should backup my files and then call the manufacturer to repair or replace the hard drive as soon as possible. I bought the laptop in the year 2014, so it's about 4 years old and haven't had any problems with it until now.

Now I've been doing some research and work of my own, but obviously still having some trouble since I am posting here. My inquiring is to figure out if the message is just an error and whatever is corrupting the drive or making it think it's going to fail soon is fixable?
OR
Is my hard drive indeed going bad and I should be looking to purchase a new one?

I have tried a few things so far including..
-Thru elevated CMD Prompt, I ran /sfc scannow which found errors, so I went ahead and ran the DISM and that seemed to fix whatever corrupted files were there as I ran /sfc scannow again after utilizing the DISM and no errors were found.
-Next the part I am working on and having trouble with is trying to get Windows to scan and repair the drive C: itself. At first, I tried right-clicking on the drive C: itself and went to properties, then tools, then selected "error checking." And it wo... Read more

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