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Q: To replace hard disk with ssd.

Hello,my laptop is Acer E5-573G, with Windows 10 in dual-boot with Kubuntu 14.04I'm thinking to replace the hard disk with ssd, because the start-up of Windows is very slow,I would like to know if this operation is very difficult, I never tampered with laptops, but I assembled my desktop pc.There is a guide on the internet for that operation?Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: To replace hard disk with ssd.

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


Product # LR656UA#ABA - warranty expired. Ran system test at boot up error message (F2 Hard Disk Test)... Hard disk failed the test. How do i get hard disk replaced A.S.A.P. (i need it "yesterday"!) and how much does it cost?Thanks. Rebecca

A:Hard Disk Failure - what is cost to replace hard drive in 10...

Hi Rebecca, Contact an HP Service Center or a PC or laptop shop and ask them that. This is not a business unit of HP We do not provide prices for HP's services. We are volunteers. If you want to change it out yourself, then that is a different matter.  We can advise you as to what type hard disk or SSD is needed and show how to replace it.  

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Product # LR656UA#ABA - warranty expired. Ran system test at boot up error message (F2 Hard Disk Test)... Hard disk failed the test. How do i get hard disk replaced A.S.A.P. (i need it "yesterday"!) and how much does it cost?Thanks. Rebecca

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Can someone help me an advise . I want to change the original hard drive broke with a SSD drive .I would like to know what model I need and if it is comaptible with my Ulrbook HP ENVY 6 Model 1201 SQ .Thank you in advise.  

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Friends i was usigg wd 500Gb hdd for 2 yrs recently it starts corrupting by deleting files at startup saying that 1422 unreadable and deleting these files and correcting Index Entries. It deletes My Media Files. Aslo bad sectors are created. I replace this hdd and got 1 tb as replacement . I connected it but after some days same problem is persisting. I changed SATA cables And SATA power Cables but not working But when i interchanged SATA Pin from SATA0 To SATA 1 HDD working Pretty Good for some Days and again Deleting Index Entries gain Interchanged SATA cable From SATA1 To SATA0 problem solved for some days and same
My dealer says that its PSU problem.
Friends Is it really PSU problem Or MOTHERBOARD Problem ?
My system is
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2 GHz
Intel D945 Motherboard
2 GB ram
1.2 TB hard disk
450W PSU HYTECH(Actual 390W power rating for 12V is 14A

A:Replace 2 Hard Disk

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

My dealer says that its PSU problemClick to expand...

presuming that he tested the PSU, either with a PSU tester or with the installation of a utility that reports the voltages, or checked the voltages in the BIOS - then one may presume he is correct

3. Whether it eventually transpires that he was or indeed was not, the replacement of the PSU, is a relatively simple task, compared with the motherboard.

4. Are there any other problems, if it is the PSU one might suspect that you may have graphic problems when the power demand is made.

5. Download this and see what results we get please

the download is below the HW Monitor pro on the right of the link screen and you want the info shown on the image re voltages

6. That all said
450W PSU HYTECH(Actual 390W power rating for 12V is 14A
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Hytech is at the lower end of the PSU quality range and 14Amp on the 12 volt rail is illustrative of that. One may expect it to be closer to 25+ to 30

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Can anyone please help me figure out how to replace the 500GB spinner the laptop shipped with? I see it is snugly affixed in there with a black rubberish frame around the drive. There is also a tab at the front but I am afraid to pull it with much force for fear of damaginng anything. Is there a screw holding the hard drive? Nothing is budginng at all. The plastic frame around the drive seems pretty tight and the pull tab does not seem to make it budge at all. I feel silly even asking how to do this but drive is packed in there quite tightly. Can someone please explain how the primmary hard drive spinner should slide out along with the rubber/plastinng strip around it? Do I first remove the plastic frame around the drive? Thanks so much!


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A:P70: Help Replace Hard Disk with SSD

Okay so I actually found the process described in the repair manual but still I am stumped. It seems I should pull on the tab atttached to the black frame but the frame is not budging and I am afraid if I pull much harder that I have something might break. Is there something I am missing in pulling this tab/frame around the hard drive? https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/p70_ug_en.pdf  

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Hi I have done some testing and I got a Replace Hard Disk1 dos it mean need a new hard drive  and if I need a new one what kind of hard drive can I use  Thank you


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A:Replace Hard disk

A classic. One of the best laptops HP ever made but now getting a little long in the tooth.  You definitely need a new hard drive. Here is the Service manual: 6910p Manual It does support SATA hard drives and could theoretically run a solid state drive. See page 44 for replacement "how-to". You have to remove the hard drive from the caddy by removing the four screws at the corners of the drive, and then replace it with the new one. The biggest drive offered from the factory was 160 gigs which is laughably small by today's standards. Now hard to find anything smaller than 320 gigs.  https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momentus-7200RPM-Internal-ST9500420AS-Bare/dp/B001R4BBLU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1482634689&sr=8-3&keywords=2.5+inch+500+gig+7200+rpm Above is a 500 gig 7200 rpm drive that would be bigger and faster than what you have. Post back if you need any more help with software migration/reinstall or anything else.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I have an older HP Pavillion a6319fh desktop that has a failing hard disk ,and needs to replaced. the failing HD is 360mb and I would like to install a larger capacity HD. My question is how big can I go, and if there are any restrictions? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Manufacturer: Asus
microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Northbridge chipset: Intel G33 Express
Southbridge chipset: Intel ICH9R
Operating speed: Up to 2.2 GHz

Pentium E2200
Operating speed: Up to 2.2 GHz
Bus speed: 800 MHz

4 GB


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I have HP Pavilion G7 1232sg laptop with broken HD. I was looking on internet for that specific HD but I didnt find it.
How can I find it and does it need to be for HP Pavilion G7 1232sg or I can use any HD I want.

A:How do I replace hard disk with right one .. ?

Seems you've got a 500Gb Sata 2,5" running 5400RPM in your laptop.

You could pick up the same HDD brand running 5400Rpm or one running 7200Rpm, but be aware that the 7200Rpm will produce more heat while running faster.

You could also upgrade to a SSD 2,5" but at cost for less GB but running much faster than traditional magnetic HDD.

If you're on the way to change your laptop Hard Drive, i would recommend to make Recovery DVD to save the hidden recovery partition of your laptop.

You should find it in the HP Software (HP Recovery Manager) how to make those Recovery DVD before replacing drive.

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I have an HP Pavilion Nootbook that needs its Hard Disk replaced. Exactly where is it located and how do I find a replacement, what do I look or ask for?

A:Need to replace a hard disk

Are you sure?

Try to download the manual at HP. That will give details.

Maybe someone here has that exact model.

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I have a dead 6 gig drive on a IBM 300gl used to work in a machine shop hooked up to run a machine. The software will only run
on an nt workstation. How do I format a small hard disk to run on nt os on this computer?

A:replace nt workstation hard disk

As long as the computer supports booting from a CD, just insert your NT disk and restart [after you have installed the new hd] Setup starts and shows you the drive; choose what type of file system ie FAT or ntfs. If the system does not support booting from a cd, then you will have to use the four [I think] setup floppies. It has probably been at least 13yr since I have installed NT and this is from memory so it may or may not be completely accurate.

Finding a hard drive that will work with that old of a computer is going to be an issue. Most likely it is limited to 10gig or so and those are just not made any longer.

Here is a technet article that might help you;

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HP Pavilion dv6700
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2370
3 Gig Memory

Ive made a Vista Recovery CD, since turning my comptuer on all it said was BOOTMGR or something is missing clt+alt+del to restart...and it does it over and over

boot to the disk and choose Command Prompt from the list of recovery options.
At the C prompt type:
cd Windows\WinSXS
and press enter.

Then type:
del pending.xml
and press enter.

Restart the computer and boot to the hard drive.

i did all this..it found no versions of windows installed?? so im guessing i need a full vista cd now to get this to install....since I'm assuming somehow everything is deleted?? I have windows XP pro on my desktop. Tried installing windows xp pro onto it...using my cd. Its all good then this error comes up

Windows XP
Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer??? (WHAT THE???)

seems like things are worse off then when we started doing this.....

A:#10009 - Replace Hard Disk

The first error would seem to indicate the hard drive is dead or the install is damaged but XP may not be a good indicator since it may be SATA and not detected by XP anyway. Does the drive appear in the BIOS? Also if you download and boot with a Live CD of Ubuntu or some other Linux OS, it would be a better indicator depending on if it can access the hard drive or not.

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My hard drive on my t430 just crashed and I am out of warranty and don't have a repair disk.What are my options?Also, would I have to buy all new software again such as Windows 10 OS, Microsoft Office that I purchased with the original computer from Lenovo?Would there be a way to obtain my original product keys from Lenovo for windows 10 and ms office and redownload them from Microsoft without having to buy them again?My computer doesn't boot at all.Also if you could post a link on instructions on physically replacing the hard drive it would be appreciated.thanks

A:How to replace hard drive without repair disk

Hello and welcome,
I can't answer re Office, etc but as to the OS: I don't think the T430 was offered with Windows 10.  7 or 8.1 IIRC. That said, if it ever had '10 on it running and activated that fact will be stored in Microsoft's activation servers.  A reinstall of '10 of the same version - home or pro - should activate automatically once it's on the internet.
You can download MS install media here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Follow that with drivers from Lenovo (SUPPORT above and enter your serial # or model).  It's also possible that Lenovo Vantage from the MS store would work as well, and could handle the driver download and install at one whack.
The  Hardware Maintenance Manual  should help with drive R&R.

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My Dell Inspiron notebook hard disk is about to fail (SMART event warnings; Crystaldiskinfo status: bad)
I am still on Win 8.1; reserved upgrade to Windows 10; status is"we will let you know when your system is ready for upgrade".
I have a replacement hard disk available; how do I replace it without new Windows 10 licence ?
Do I need to need to re-install Windows 8 (with Dell OEM installation disk) and then upgrade to Windows 10; or can I do a clean install of Windows 10 (using Windows 10 installation media downloaded from Microsoft) on the new hard disk?
As I am entitled to an upgraded OS (Windows 10) - I should be eligible to install and use Windows 10 on a replacement hard drive. Please correct me if that is not right.

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Guys I am looking to replace the hard disk in my HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with an SSD drive to improve performance. Can someone please advise what interface/size/height/dimensions that is required for successful installation. Please also advise any additional information that I might require. Thanks in advance,T  

A:Want to replace hard disk in laptop with SSD drive

actually you can't upgrade there are differnt slots for SSD,means its coonecting port with motherboard is different.

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Hello friends, I got a problem down here hope you guys will help me..

Just couple of minutes ago while I'm surfing the internet I got this message informing me that I must back up my data and should replace the hard disk. I was unable to capture the screen at the very moment but here's the final window I got. I don't know whether this is fake warning or a real one. please help me out guys. what should I do.? thank you..!

A:replace or repair your hard disk warning

Quote: Originally Posted by sudheera

Hello friends, I got a problem down here hope you guys will help me..

Just couple of minutes ago while I'm surfing the internet I got this message informing me that I must back up my data and should replace the hard disk. I was unable to capture the screen at the very moment but here's the final window I got. I don't know whether this is fake warning or a real one. please help me out guys. what should I do.? thank you..!

To determine if it is fake or not, download malwarebytes and run it.

I suspect it is not fake (but run malware just to be sure) and you should back up your data then run a check disk to TRY and repair it.


Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt.

Do this for each hard drive on your system.

When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter.

Then reboot and let the test run.

It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors.

See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.

B- Elevated Command Prompt:

Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)

At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"


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Hello,My warranty is over few months ago and I need to replace my HDD which is useless as all the space is taken by OS, I can't even upgrade to Windows 10. Would you please help me how to recover my Windows key and HP drivers before changing my HDD + any tips on replacing HDD would also be helpfull. There are no HP service around here so I have to do it myself.   

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A:Replace SSD ( hard disk) and reinstall Windows and drivers

Thank you , I finally solved the problem by creating a Windows recovery drive and chosing the reset and partition under advanced options. Finding Windows key and using Windows image didn't work with the OEM version of Windows. 

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I'm trying to replace my hard disk of my computer that has Windows Vista OEM. I have the recovery CD's with me. If i buy a new hard drive, and install it in to the computer, will i be able to install OEM version of Windows Vista i had in computer using the recovery CDs?

A:Replace the hard disk of a computer that has OEM Windows Vista

You should be able to do that, if the disks work. Usually they do, sometimes they don't.

You won't end up with an OEM version of Windows. You'll end up with an OEM version of Windows plus whatever other stuff was on the PC when you bought it---whether you want that other stuff or not.

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My motherboard is Intel 915GAV. where there are only one IDE channel. Now When I use my Hard Disk (Samsung 80GB, 72000 RPM) with this mother board its ok. But when I add any other harddisk or DVD/CD ROM with it as a slave, then it says "Pri Master hard Disk S.M.A.R.T. status BAD, Backup and Replace" during boot up and wait for "Press <F4>..." and after I press "F4" it takes much time to load OS(WinXP Sp2). And after loading if I check with Intel desktop Utilities there it pops up "ERR_SMART" or in details of Dard disk says "Status: Error ID=02". Now I think my hard disk is ok. Now please tell anyone how to solve this problem. If you need any more information please tell me. I will be waiting for your response. Thanks in advance.

A:Pri Master hard Disk S.M.A.R.T. status BAD, Backup and Replace

Do you have any jumpers on your hard drive? Are they set correctly? It should be Master and Slave Present (if possible). The slave drive should be set to slave of course.

If you are using a 80-connector IDE cable, then it does matter which plug goes where. Black is master and grey is slave.

How about replacing your IDE cable?

In BIOS, have you set all your IDE devices and attributes to "auto"?

If your BIOS version is earlier than 0457, then you could try updating to the latest version.

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i just follow the instruction from replace or repair your hard disk warning but its seem that sudheera did not post back. so here the copy one.

Did i need to format my pc or change the hardisk?

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date: 2/2/2014 7:02:56 PM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: AzrilHafifi-PC
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
138752 file records processed.

File verification completed.
357 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

2 EA records processed.

60 reparse records processed.

CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
188778 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.

0 unindexed files recovered.

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
138752 file SDs/SIDs processed.

Cleaning up 7 unused index entries... Read more

A:My PC shows replace or repair your hard disk warning

I don't see anything wrong. What are you concerned about?

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Hello, here is my problem
upon cutting my pc on, it runs a ram check and then i get this messege

i am using windows 98. 200 mghz pentium. 5 gig drive

this happens before i get the desktop to show.
i just installed a hp1115 printer. i unistalled and reinstalled it 3 times. no luck
any help you can give is appreciated. i am using windows 98. 200 mghz pentium. 5 gig drive
God bless you ---Jack

A:pri master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T. STATUS BAD, BACKUP AND REPLACE

Hi Jack3807,Thats a warning you get when the hard drive is going bad.You can read about it here.


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I know that there has been post about this situation before and i have looked over it but i have questions of my own and i'm not sure if my situation is that similar to the other threads.

here's my situation:
I was scanning for some viruses on my brother's computer when it started lagging really bad. I decided to restart the computer but it ended up freezing. I've tried the alt+ctrl+ del method but that didn't work either so i manually closed it. When i booted up the computer a screen appeared and said:

Intel (r) Celeron (r) processor, 2.80 GHz
504 MB system RAM
Legacy keyboard....Detected
Legacy mouse........Detected
USB Legacy...........Enable

Auto-detecting USB Mass Storage devices..
00 USB mass storage devices found and configured

Fixed Disk 0: PM-HDS722580VLAT20
(Ultra DMA Mode ATA/1000


Pri Master Hard disk: S.M.A.R.T Status BAD, Backup and Replace
Press <f4> to Resume

when i press <f4> it went to a screen that said

a disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart

When i press ctrl + alt + del it restarted and ended up going to the skreen above and it wont load the window os.

I've heard that you can continue to use the computer if i disable the S.M.A.R.T function but how do you do that? Don't you need to go on dos or something? I'm so computer illerate.... Read more

A:Pri Master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T Status BAD,Backup and Replace

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You should be able to disable the S.M.A.R.T function in your bios settings.

You can usually get to these by pressing the delete or F2 key at bootup.

It would seem that your HDD is getting ready to fail. This may not happen for a while, but nonetheless it is deffinitely a good time to backup all your important data.

Please see the following article for more info.


Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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The 32-gigabyte (GB) NAND flash-based solid state disk (SSD) can upload and download data quickly and quietly as it uses instantly-accessible static NAND flash memory instead of the rotating discs found in hard drives.

SSD weighs only half as much as a hard drive, reads data three times faster and writes data 1,5 times quicker, it said.

It consumes a mere five percent of the electricity needed to power a hard disk drive and operates silently as it requires no motor or any other noise-making parts.

A:Samsung develops drive to replace hard disk

Awesome. Solid-state memory needs to replace ferromagnetic plates of glass. Methinks this step in technology is long overdue.

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Everytime I turn on my computer, this screen pops up:

Press <F8> for BBS POPUP
DDR Frequency 400 Mhz, Dual-Channel, Tiled Mode
Checking NVRAM..
504 OK

Auto-Detecting Pri Master..IDE Hard Disk
Auto-Detecting Sec Master..ATAPI CD-ROM
Auto-Detecting Sec Master..ATAPI CD-ROM
Pri Master: YAR41BWO Maxtor 6Y160P0
Ultra DMA Mode-5, S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status BAD
Sec Master: 1.10 PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D
Ultra DMA Mode-2
Sec Slave : B400 SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148A
Ultra DMA Mode-2
Auto Detecting USB Mass Storage Decives ..
00 USB mass storage devices found and configured.

Pri Master Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace
Press F2 to Resume

When I press F8 or F2, nothing happens. It just stays on that screen. I can't do anything other than turn it off. I can't go to BIOS either. I pressed all the other F Keys before and after that screen pops up. Does anyone know the problem?

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

your hard drive is failing or already dead.
As you have access to another PC, find and download the diagnostics software from the makers website (maxtor is now seagate) http://download.seagate.com/seatools/registration.nsf/eula/desktop
this will confirm if I am right! Do not keep trying to access the drive as it usually makes it worse and limits the chances of data recovery.
Hope you have a backup -

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Hey all,

Lacie bigdisk ethernet 1tb took a dump.... I want to replace it with another hard drive but don't know how to install and put the right portitions on the new drive so that it may detect and read the information from the lacie console.

I know that it is a linux based, and i have the gls files just need to know the next step.

Any help or idea's would be great thanks.

A:HELP! need to replace hard drive in lacie big disk ethernet

Do you mean you physically are unsure how to put a new hard drive in the system?

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Hi All,

I am facing a serious problem with my laptop.

System Details
Dell Inspiron N4010
OS: Windows 7 Home Basic (64-bit)

What has happened to the system:
1. Laptop was working fine until the hard-disk crashed & now I am unable to boot the system.
2. Got to replace the hard-disk but I Do not have windows 7 installation disk/usb to install in on the fresh hard-disk. Also my CD-drive is not working so got to work using USB drives only.
3. Currently able to access the data on hard-disk using ubuntu bootable usb.
4. Planning to buy an external USB hard-drive to back up data before replacing the hard-disk.

Please help

A:How to replace crashed hard disk & re-install windows 7 using USB

See this tutorial: Clean Install Windows 7

In the above mentioned tutorial you can find for instance this information:

If you do not have a Windows 7 with SP1 installation DVD/USB, then you can download the latest official Windows 7 with SP1 ISO file here: Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links, and use Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO to do the clean install with.

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Hello,In Feb 2015 I bought a new Ideapad Z710 20250 1TB 16GB ram with win 8.1 64 preinstalled.  I always kept the original partitions being C (system OS) & D.I had a OneKey recovery/back-up in place both on local hdd & external drive being a Seagate Backup Plus 1TB.  Antivirus was a licensed fully operational AVG. Everything went smoothly until a given day in June when after a regular start-up I got a blue screen with error code 0x0000001 and the message that some vital files were missing & corrupt as well, that it wasn't possible to connect to any recovery media even when the external drive was properly connected.  Restart & Novo button always resulted in a slow looped return to the same blue screen.  The only options I could still access from the Novo menu were bios & boot order (changing priority boot to ext drive didn't help a thing).  Since then I haven't been able anymore to enter windows mode.  The other regular repair/refresh/cmd etc options were no longer available or accessible. Purchased recovery software such as NeoSmart's EasyRe & Numus Software's Data-Recov-Boot-disk both managed after a very lengthy & 'clunky' process to access the system but all repair failed or was claimed impossible & recovery of data scrambled or again impossible.  EsayRe reported repeatedly the same broken/corrupted file records during the dos repair process (I forgot to take note of the exact details). Today... Read more

A:Ideapad Z710 hard disk failure: repair or replace?

Hi VerDim,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
By the sound, This seems like a Bad HDD, I strongly suggest a Replacement via a warranty claim And this will also include a Recovery CD together with it.
You can call Lenovo Technical Team to get assistance with the HDD replacement
But If you want to really check the HDD first.
You can try running Seagate tools to check the HDD health and functionality.

Download the SeaTools for DOS ISO file
Use 7-Zip to open the SeaTools for DOS ISO file.
Extract the SeaTools.ima file to your hard drive.
Rename the SeaTools.ima file to SeaTools.img.
Use Image Writer for Windows to write the SeaTools.img image file to a USB drive on Windows.
Now you can boot off of this USB drive and run SeaTools for DOS.

When you run the USB to the Lenovo
Follow this guide on how to enable Legacy USB boot,
Spoiler (Highlight to read)
Inside BIOS
    Under Boot Tab
          Change Boot mode to Legacy
           USB Boot should be enabled
    Under Security
          Secure Boot Has to Be disabled
In case the options above are grayed out in your BIOS, Got to Exit Tab and Change OS Optimized Default to Other OS
and check the options again.
Once All are Set Make sure to save all changed by hitting ... Read more

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E. I need to replace the hard disk and I have found little so far that tells me for sure how to do it or whether it is under the keyboard or accessed from the bottom.

I need specific instructions on how to replace the hard disk in this particular model.

A:Solved: How do I replace the hard disk in this Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E?

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A:Error message: 4th master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T. status bad, backup and replace:

I advise you to get any important data off of the drive, before it fails, then replace it.

Regards Howard

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This is a friend's laptop which will not start. Power light comes on but start button does nothing. My friend has newborn photos of her grandchild on it and would like to get them off. Since I cannot power on via AC, can't check. What are the chances they can be taken off? What is the best way to try? The HD is a different size than mine. Knowing that a shop would charge $50-$75 to try and she is financially not in a position to spend that much.

A:Compaq Presario CQ50 with an error code 10008 Replace Hard Disk 1

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Hi everyone.

Recently, I've had problems with my computer running Windows 7 64-bit SP1. It took a long time to get from Starting Windows to my desktop. And it was extremely slow when using the computer. It took forever to open a folder or a file. This morning, I switched on my computer and I got this error message at boot:

3rd Master Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace

I'm guessing my hard drive is damaged? Any way of repairing the hard drive? What are the next steps I should take? And in the event that it can't be repaired, any way to salvage the files inside?

Thank you for reading and hope you can help!

A:Error message at boot : Hard Disk:SMART Status Bad, Backup and replace

Back up the drive and replace it. It may run long enough for you to get your data off of it. I would recommend that you put a fresh install of Windows on your new drive. Yours is probably corrupt from the bad drive. I would just back up important data anyway, never mind the programs. You'll need to reinstall them anyway.

There's no real way to fix the drive, and even if you could, it would be uneconomical. Throw it away.

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I just downloaded Windows XP(Service pack 3) and mounted it to a USB disc.

Problem is, it doesnt work. On the boot screen it gives me the message invalid system disk. replace disk and press any key to continue and then when i press any key, it boots into my hard drive/Windows 8.

Originally i thought something was wrong with the boot but now i think it may or may not be. All help is highly appreciated.

A:Unable to boot, invalid system disk. replace disk and press any key to continue

Few, if any, downloadable copies of WinXP are legal. The 'Invalid System Disk' error message is the tip off.

You'll need to buy a copy from an authorized source. There is no way to trick the system into recognizing an illegal copy of Windows.

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My friends computer froze up and she had to reboot and when she did she got this black screen, etc. when she tries to hit F8 key it says keyboard stuck, her tower light doesnt even light up on her dsl, etc. she cannot type into this black box which has a blinking line where she should be able to type. Can anyone help?? Thanks alot!!

A:black screen, invalid system disk replace the disk and press any key HELP!!

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Hello there, I have a very limited knowledge of computers and I really need help. My 2007 hp laptop wont work. I have Windows Vista on it. Everytime I turn it on this message pops up. "Non System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready". I have no idea what to do, please help me!!

A:Non System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready...Please Help!!

One of the more common reasons you may see this error would be if you have a USB flash drive or an external hard drive connected. It can also happen if you have something in the DVD drive.

So, if you have any of those types of things connected, disconnect them, make sure nothing is in your DVD drive, and try starting the computer again. I wouldn't be surprised if the error message changes slightly to something about there being no boot device found. In which case it would mean that your laptop's hard drive failed and presently your computer is looking elsewhere to try and find an operating system to load and failing.

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Hello there, I have a very limited knowledge of computers and I really need help. My 2007 hp laptop wont work. I have Windows Vista on it. Everytime I turn it on this message pops up. "Non System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready". I have no idea what to do, please help me!!

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I have a friends computer that won't boot anymore. I figure it was the motherboard since swapping out power suppy with known good one still resulted in a dead box. No lights, nada. No one home at all. Hard drive seems to be OK. I used driveimage xml to make a backup of the drive before attempting a recovery in another machine that wasn't in use. The recovery repair (2nd option) runs just fine but won't boot upon startup.
I can do an "upgrade" install of another OS (resulting in windows.old file), but drive is too small for such a thing. I can do a full install on that hard drive and it will boot and run just fine. It's the image that I can't get to boot. I currently have it imaged on a healthy 75.4 gb drive which...won't...boot....
It was running windows home. I honestly don't remember if it was premium or basic. All I want is to be able to get it up and running so my friend can get his info/programs/whatever all in order until he can get a new machine.
I formated it properly, but something is wrong with the original image that just won't allow me to boot. My vacation time is fast running out. Every time I need to redo the image I lose 3-4 hrs .
I did attempt to write a new mbr. I either did it wrong or that wasn't my problem.

Thank you for your time and asistance,

A:Non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready.

Well...if it IS the motherboard...which aligns with your suspicions...I don't know what to suggest.

<<I used driveimage xml to make a backup of the drive before attempting a recovery in another machine that wasn't in use>>
System manufacturer and model?

<<I figure it was the motherboard since swapping out power suppy with known good one still resulted in a dead box. No lights, nada>>

The PSU sounds like a good suspect when there are no signs of life, IMO.

<<I can do an "upgrade" install of another OS (resulting in windows.old file), but drive is too small for such a thing. I can do a full install on that hard drive and it will boot and run just fine.>>

What drive are you talking about...the original hard drive? If that's true...it would appear that the motherboard is not at fault.

<<It's the image that I can't get to boot. I currently have it imaged on a healthy 75.4 gb drive which...won't...boot....>>

What's the error message when you try to boot the image on different hard drive? Is that when you get the error message you cited?

Non-system disk means that the boot options are wrong, generally speaking. Have you checked the BIOS settings? A bad/failing CMOS battery could also be reasonably expected to possibly produce that error.


Did you check the cloned drive...for the proper boot.ini file?


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Hi, okayy so this all started just today, but the day before the computer just wouldn't work right and i didn't know what to do with it because it would immediately go to a blue screen after login in my account or any account and then shut off then restart itself. Then today i tried turning it on and all i see is a black screen with typing on it then immediately goes to another black screen that says &quot; Non-System disk error, replace and strike any key when ready&quot; and i don't know what to do with it because it simply just won't do anything (it just stays on that black screen saying that) and im not a computer genious so i would really appreciate someone's help Ohh and i have the HP ProBook 4425s just in case anyone needs to know.

A:Non-system disk or disk error, replace and strike any key wh...

Its the hard drive. Likely needs replaced. Tap F10 as you power on and see if you can get into setup and there is a hard drive self-test you can run to confirm.

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Invalid system disk
Replace the disk, and then press any key.Click to expand...

I get this error from time to time, even when there is no disk in the computer. There's no CD or floppydisk inserted. To solve the problem, I restart the computer, and all is fine.

I'd rather not go through the problem, and want it solved once and for all. Does anyone know the problem and solution? I already went on Google to see what others said, but no luck.

1. The computer has no viruses. I have NAV.
2. There are no HD (harddrive) problems, according to ScanDisk.
3. All cords and cables are attached to where they should go.
4. The first boot location is on the HD (C, according to BIOS.
5. There are no disks inserted.

After all this, what could be the problem and what can I do? I've heard it could be a slow OS (slower than the BIOS), or a worthless HD. Before I conclue its worthless, I would like to know how to make the OS faster in starting it up (or making the BIOS slower so that the OS can catch up).

My information:
1. I am using Windows 98SE.
2. The primary slave is a Maxtor HD.

A:Invalid System Disk - Replace Disk Error

Please will you fill in you full system specs in my.TS.forum at the top of the page(click on edit profile)

Why is you Hard drive connected as primary slave?

Regards Howard :grinthumb

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My labtop is saying non-system disk or error disk .how can I get rid of it please.help me

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

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A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...


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A:Hard Disk Test Failed Hard Disk 1roduct QE24UA#ABA ID: GG8KH...

The hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail  SATA hard drive can be used. I believe this model uses a laptop/mobile hdd.Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Media to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.

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Hard disk type : Seagate SATA.
Model Number : ST3160215AS
Serial Number : 6RA1J7H0
Firmware Revision : 3.AAD

Mother Borad : Intel 945 GCCR

My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk going to fail? If yes, how to transfer my data to a new hard disk easily?

Complete description of the issue :

1.I have experienced boot up issue with my PC 2 days back. My PC not even boot into safe mode also.I got the following blue screen errors on successive restart of PC .

A. 0x00000050 ( 0xC374037F, 0x00000000, 0x804FBA19, 0X00000000 )
B. STOP : C0000135 ( Unable to locate component )
c. 0x0000007E ( 0XC0000006, 0X80698C12, 0XF79896E4, 0XF79893E0 )

2. I have removed and replaced the hard disk ( several times ). I can boot into windows now and can work normally, But,one of the above Blue sreen errors is coming all of sudden while working on PC. It is happening independent of the application I am using.

3. And the following messages are coming at the XP welcome screen and while working on the PC.

A.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\netloc.wlt has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
B.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\APPFCONT.DAT has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
C.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\idsflt.cfg.bck has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
D.Cagefile.sys has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.

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A:My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk g

In a Run box, enter "chkdsk /r"
You'll be asked if you want to run chkdsk at the next reboot. Enter "Y".
Reboot, and be prepared to wait, as it may take a long time.

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I have an Asus laptop running windows 7 64 bit and this laptop came with 2 hard drives, each partitioned into two parts (C:\ & D:\ and E:\ & F:\).
I am transferring over 30GB of data from one drive (C:\) to the other (F:\)
Get this... the transfer rate is 1.2MB/s right now. Over 9 hours left to copy the 30GB. There are over 125,000 items but that still does not justify the 1.2MB/s
I am open to any suggestions but first, a few points.
Yes, I am sure they are two separate drives with those partitions.
Error checking showed zero errors on both drives.
This is the 3rd time I am trying a transfer.
Both drives are relatively empty (especially the F:\).
C:\ is my system disk.
The SMART data shows no read/write errors or overheating.
I have disabled the virus protection and all real-time scanning.
Again, I am very open to suggestions and checks. Feel free to post your idea!
Thanks in advance!

A:Laptop Hard Disk to Hard Disk transfer Extremely Slow

My experience with file transfers of the type you describe...is that the number of files doesn't matter...what matters is how large the files are.  Video files take much longer than text or document files.
Slow transfer rates between partitions/drives...can indicate a problem with either the partititon or the drive, IMO.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Hi guys,

I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student

Thanks in advance

A:Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.

After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.

I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.

only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.

If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.


A:Hard disk boot failure -> computer won't recognise hard disk

Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?

We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?

When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?

Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.

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