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Solved: Replaced motherboard -- hard disk changed

Q: Solved: Replaced motherboard -- hard disk changed

Hi! My sister's PC went dead and technician said the motherboard had to be replaced. When she got back the PC, the hard disk had been modified -- she didnt have all of her applications and her documents and personal stuff were in a new folder with her name. I wonder if if is necessary to install a new HD when the MB is replaced. Wouldn't the previous hard drive work with a new board? Thank you for your help.

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A: Solved: Replaced motherboard -- hard disk changed

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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.

Is Windows 10 Pro frying my Laptop? I know I cannot download devices from Dell any l... Read more

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Hello all,
This is a really new system that has been put together in the last month. However, when I run a nvidia stability test or copy large amounts of data from and to the network it will restart. It doesn't seem to blue screen and "Automatically Restart" is turned off in "Startup and Recovery", so I'm thinking it might be hardware.
Before it never seemed to leave a minidump, however this last time it has.
I've sent the board back to DFI. They said they flashed the BIOS and sent it back. My experience with DFI didn't leave me really confident however. So it still may or may not be the motherboard. I've checked the temps and they seem to be staying cool. I'm leaning towards it possibly being video card drivers (which I've cleaned off and reinstalled), the video card itself or memory. I have run memory test which don't come up with a problem. As well, there is no overclocking involved.

Any help would be great and very much appreciated.

Machine info:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700, LGA775
DFI LanParty LT P35 Series
4 GB Patriot PC-8500 memory (1066MHz)
XFX GeForce 8600 GT 256 MB
750 GB Seagate SATA HD
OCZ 900W power supply

Win XP Pro SP3

Error Code

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 6/11/2008
Time: 5:37:08 PM
User: N/A
Error code 1000007f, parameter1 00000008, parameter2 bab38d70, parameter3 0000000... Read more

A:System hard restarts, have replaced motherboard

Have you worked with the memory timings or voltages? You might raise the memory voltage just a bit and see if the system stablizes. The minidump points to a general Windows instability

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Hi there,

I'm recently upgrading my entire system, except that I will be keeping my HDD as an archive drive whilst booting Windows and Games from a new SSD. To do this, will I need an entirely new copy of Windows, as I will not be using Windows on the previous HDD?

I was hoping I could just reinstall using the same disk and enter the same key.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



A:[SOLVED] New Hard Disk/Motherboard, new key?

No problem using your current OS disc, If windows won't activate automatically you will be offered the option to activate windows over the phone.

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A routine hardware scan found errors in the hard drive and the motherboard, so I contacted Lenovo support.  They had a technician come to my house and replace the parts, then started the recovery DVDs to get the system running again.  However it failed to install!  He called Lenovo service and tried several things to get it installed, to no avail.   They sent me a new set of six recovery discs, but these have now also failed.  I contacted support again and they tried to help me through several boot options to get it to work, but nothing has worked.  They have "escalated my case to the Customer Relations Office" so they can resolve my issue, but I am now worried that this is going to drag on for a very long time.   Does anyone else have suggestions about how to resolve this issue?  Could my upgrade to Windows 10 be complicating this?

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I am facing problem of unable to shrink c drive in my windows 7 home premium.I have read everyone writing in about not to change the hard disk to dynamic type,but after partitioning one time using disk management now all my partitions are dynamic type & I still have 288gb left in c drive.
I need help.

A:hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management

Read this tutorial on how to covert back from Dynamic. Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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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,


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,


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 an old U530, but with a recent SS upgrade it was running like new, until the orange battery light on the side started quickly flashing.  The moment the power plug is removed, the machine loses all power and is turned off.I have replaced the battery.I have replaced the motherboard.I have tested with other chargers to ensure that was not the source of the problem. The issue remains.  What else could cause this? Software/firmware?  Other smaller PCBs? Any help would be greatly appretiated.

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Hi all-
Apologies in advance as I am not exactly technologically sound.
I tried plugging in my digital camera today, and though it did not come up, I hunted down the Removable Disk (E) drive, which I figured would open it. It told me that I had to choose a program to open it with, so I chose some kind of picture viewer. Then all the icons on my desktop turned into said picture viewer, and I cannot open anything but that program from the desktop. Also, when I go into Programs and try to open them, they don't work there either. Help!
I am using Windows 7. I have tried System Restore but it told me that it could not complete it and gave me some kind of error message with 0x80070005. It recommended that I turn off my protection or whatever to complete it, but I have Norton 360 and no idea how to turn it off!
Any help is greatly appreciated- we just bought this computer in November and now my husband is ticked off!

A:Solved: accidentally changed removable disk, now changed every program?

Welcome Tuckersmom !
When I connect my camera to either of our computers, the camera itself indicates on the viewer how to handle the pictures....
To replace the icons on the desk top, right click any empty place and select refresh, I think this should restore them for you.
My daughter uses Norton 360 and we have found that it disables the system restore. She does regular backups with Norton 360. If you have done that, you should be able to restore from one of those backups.
Let us know how it goes.

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Laptop model: Dell Latitude e6420
I found the windows key within the battery compartment
Windows version: Windows 7 Pro OA
I replaced my old hard disk because it simply did not work anymore and now when I try to start my laptop, I get the message that there are no boot devices.
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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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.


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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

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

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Hi all, had mine HP desktop replaced the M/B and PSU last night, things back to normal, but when i turn on the desktop, it comes out the setting screen, see below
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so i have to press F2 before the the desktop screen to come up, it really annoying, is there somewhere i can adjust to bypass the above screen? thanks

my desktop is HP m7060n media center, and it runs XP

A:Solved: replaced motherboard and psu

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I just replaced my motherboard w/ a Asus A7V333 and when I turn on my PSU (Antec True Power 480W) the Green LED on the motherboard comes on indicating that there's power from the PSU.

But when I hit the case power button, nothing happens. No fans come on or hard drive activity. It's as if I didn't do anything.

It may be that I have the case power switch plugged into the motherboard incorrectly but it does clearly say "ATX Power Switch" where I plugged in the case power switch. I also plugged in the "reset SW" to the motherboard "Reset SW" header.

Is there a way to bypass the case power button and jump it from the motherboard to get it started?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:[SOLVED] replaced motherboard, nothing happens new

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I have toshiba m35x-s149 and had to replace a bad motherboard, now the laptop runs very slow. I have tried to use the restoration cd but, it says that the cd is not for that computer. What do I need to do to get it to recognize the restoration cd. I have been the sole owner of this laptop so I know that it is the right cd. Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: Replaced motherboard now restoration cd does not work

You probably got a motherboard of a newer or older revision than your old one. Probably nothing else to do than to return the replacement, if they said it will work on your particular laptop, atfer having a look at it, then they should be forced to replace it for free, otherwise it's basically an error on your side.

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I reinstalled windows 7, 64 bit recently but post intallation, the secondary hard drive didn't show up out of my two hard disks. In disk management it showed DYNAMIC HARD DISK with an arrow sign.
I then followed a few forums and used hexeditor and changed the 0C1 sector from 42 to 07. On rebooting the drive showed up but only one partition (I had 2 partitions on that HD), on double clicking it showed an error "DISK STRUCTURE IS CURROPTED AND UNREADABLE". In disk management the partition is now "RAW, HEALTY PRIMARY PARTITION"
Data in the HD is very important, how can i recover it.
Any help would be really great.

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I have an emachines T2842 whose motherboard apparently died because the computer doesnt start up (no fans or anything) when pressing the power button. Even tried a couple of others PSUs but they didn't work either.

So I had a spare couple of emachines laying around.

A T1140 and a T2862

I took the 2842's hard drive and hooked it to other two motherboards and on both of them it will get past the POST and reboot right before the XP logo would normally come up.

Actually on the 2862 a blue screen flashes for just a brief moment but I'm not able to read it before it reboots.

I even tried a reformat with the 2842's restore disc and it still does the same thing...

Is the emachines install tied only to that motherboard that is now dead? What do you suggest? I'm trying to do this for someone and they want it done as cheaply as possible.


A:Solved: Replaced emachines motherboard. XP wont boot or install

The drivers installed on that hard drive as part of the Windows installation would most certainly be for the motherboard on that 2842. While you can successfully boot Windows with drivers missing or incorrect (e.g., for a wireless adapter), I think that the motherboard includes some critical components--no drivers, no boot. I think that you will need to install (with or without a format) from a Windows CD. I do not know what that restore disc is, so can't comment directly on it.

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I've changed the system disk (from the original hard disk to a nex SSD by disk-cloning)
The windows update doesn't work. Do I have to re-activate windows ? If so how ?

Thanks a lot

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My computer is a HP SFF 8300, running Windows 10 Pro upgraded from Windows 7 Pro with a 500GB boot disk and a second 2.5" 500GB disk recovered from my failed laptop, strictly to easily pull files when needed.
I have been bringing a SuperMicro SuperServer to life in the back room of the house.
I installed Windows Refurbished 7/SP1 from a Microsoft DVD and used the Windows 7 Pro license from the side of the HP SFF 8300 to install Windows 7 Pro. I used WSUS Offline to get all the updates into the SuperServer to get Microsoft Windows Update working, and yes, finally success. My intent was to get the SuperServer to a point where I could run the Microsoft Windows 10 compatibility tool on it as I would prefer to be running Windows 10 Pro to use the system as a workstation. Unfortunately, tere is no such thing so I used the Media Creation tool to download an ISO image and RUFUS to burn that to a 4GB flash Drive.
I went to the front of the house, and sent my youngster an email from Thunderbird email client on my HP SFF 8300, and I left Thunderbird running and probably Microsoft Edge and Firefox as well.
I went back the SuperServer and whiel waiting for RUFUS to finish was looking at the commands available with SLMGR.exe.
The Computer properties changed from stating 3 days until automatic activation of Windows to 2 days until automatic activation of Windows and I wanted to stop that from happening so I could finish working on the Windows 10 installation. I ran a co... Read more

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I have found the solution, it is standardly unmounted (but i made it mount with ''partition found and mount, but now im dependable on that program for the hard drive to be mounted, so how do i make it like a normal hard drive?? and how do i format it so that its like a normal hard drive)now so the pc sees only that black space, but how do i make it so that its standardly mounted again?

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My desktop XPS 8700 The hard disk broke down, I changed new hard disk, downloaded window 10 Home. Now it asks to activate window, which I can't because no product key. how to activate the window? (This desktop came with window 8.1, later I upgraded to window 10 when the offer was provided) How to solve this problem. HELP THANKS.

A:XPS8700 Changed broken down hard disk to activate window

You should have a MSDM table incorporated into your systems UEFI BIOS.
See here for details:

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I could use some creative customer service here. My M3800 shipped with the known power-on motherboard defect. It was replaced at no charge, which was very nice. However, the replacement (2nd motherboard!) is now having the same intermittent dead / no power problem.
To get the computer running, I have to remove the case (12 screws) and un-plug the internal battery to 're-set' the electrical fault. After I put it back together, the computer starts normally. This is not very convenient, especially when meeting with new clients.
The problem is that I am being told I am outside the 3-month repair warranty. I think this stinks! It's a known issue and I would like someone at Dell to step up make my expensive computer work normally all of he time.
Yes, I have run every diagnostic known to man and the internet.

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I have a Latitude E6420, got error code 2000-0142 and blue screen. I replaced the hard drive with a new one. I put the new drive in and reboot. I am still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable".
In BIOS setup, i had my HDD as the first to boot already. I ran a Diagnostic test and got:
Error Code 2000-0142 Validation 119106
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N 6WS1712X, Long Self test unsuccessful.
What can I do next? I have a new hard drive put in and still getting this?
Please HELP!!
Many Thanks in Advance

A:Replaced Hard disk, still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable"

You must install WIndows onto the new drive -- it is blank when it arrives from the factory.

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Hello.I have an old X240, after installing a new hard disk (have two identical machines, but the trackpad gave up on the other), the screen gets a bit "wobbly" and lines appear across it.This also happens in BIOS, so I am assuming it cannot be a driver problem?Pre-historyI bought these two computers at the same time, used, this one was so horribly slow I never really used it. It has just been in my drawer for two years. I did, however, use it from time to time, just to upgrade. But never had this problem. It would just overall run sooooo slow.I guess I must have "nicked" something. 1. Basically just wondering if anyone here could guide me in how I search to solve it, I do have a spare computer2. Is this the kind of problem that would get worse, or can I assume it will just be like this. Because at the end of the day, I can live with that. But would hate to be out traveling and it goes black.Thank you for your help!

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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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After changing from A7V8X-X to AN7, I cannot log on to XP (on first NTFS partition of the IDE HDD). During booting, the blue screen came up with the code STOP 0x0000007b

I tried booting from Win98 which has a bootmenu to go to XP, but could not.

Tried changing Secondary IDE to Primary IDE, but still could not.

Now, I already fresh installed XP on the second partition(FAT32, with drive letter) with no problem.

Anyone knows how to log on my old XP?

I'm afraid of repair option, that it could ruin my installed programs or overwrite newer system files of XP.


A:[SOLVED] Unable to log on to XP after changed motherboard.

Other than a clean install, the repair install is your only option at this point . . it should not affect applications or data, but will require you to reinstall all Windows Updates since the SP you use.

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SO like I said, my HDD was failing so I went and replaced it with an SDD, I did not make any recovery disc or anything since I didnt need anything off the old HDD ( i had an external that had all my videos and photos) now my only issue is how do I load my old windows 8 OS and then upgrade it to windows 10.   any tips or help would be greatly appreciated.  thanks alex 

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Dear Sir, My laptop with Serial number- 2CE909Q6LS, is not functioning due to a faulty mother board and hard disk . Please help. Regards

A:Faulty motherboard and hard disk

Hi,What kind of errors are there? How do you know that both motherboard and hard drive have failed? What kind of help do you need? Would you like to replace motherboard and/or hard drive? Let me know,David

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Urgent !!!problem either in hard disk or in motherboard

Hardware specification:
Hard disk:Samsung 002H
Combo Drive :Samsung

A few days ago my comp stoppped responding while i installed a new combo drive.Sometimes it hanged out and sometimes it doest start.Now i installed os again with combo it worked.But after a few days it started creating same problem again.And thn i saw my hard disk making a noise like tak tak!.was it a hard disk damage??if its not a hard disk damage then why it was making a sound like tak tak and why error msg like "no hard disk found attached to ur comp"while installing operating system.Ok now i have installed operating system on partition d: of my drive it got installed while previously when i was installng on Partition c: it was givin error in installation.Now its working but some things want work properly like it doest start autorun.exe while inserting a disk in cdrom or it doest updates the driver of USB2.0(is this problem due to the reason of service pack 2 not installed ??).Also if i tries to write a cd it doest.So where is the problem in my hard disk or in my motherboard or somewhere else[/COLOR]

A:problem either in hard disk or in motherboard

It seems to me that your Hard drive is indeed dying hence the noise you heard, and the likly reason you couldn't install in the C Partition is that part of the disk has already failed, i would recommend you back up everything you need and look at getting a new hard drive

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Hello. I have 2 hard drives 320 GB and 40 GB both SATA II. My motherboard is Asus p5kpl-vm.


But only one hard drive works when both are connected. With both connected i get very slow speed and the drive unmounts itself after few minutes in Windows XP.

There is no problem with a IDE hard drive, the transfer rate between SATA and PATA is normal and none unmounts automatically.

Both SATA drives work ok when only one is connected but not when both are connected. This is true even if i connect them to any ports, there are 4 ports.

Is my Sata controlller bad? or mobo? or is it something i am missing completely?

Thanks for any answers.

A:Hard disk problem or motherboard

Anybody has any idea?

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The consequences are as follows:
1. XP didnt recognised any of my USB devices.
2. Planned to reinstall XP
3.Setup Copied FIles from CD to Hard disk .
4. Rebooted
5. Got a disk read error.
6.Checked the hard disk with HDD Regenerator.
7.Can browse through the files in DOS or Vista CD.
Acer aspire 5100-3825
CD/DVD Drive
ATI Xpress 1100
Motherboard Unknown
Years Used:1 and half

A:Hard Disk or Motherboard Prob?

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Can anyone help? A motherboard whose hard disk crashed some time ago (maybe a year now) cannot detect any installed hard disk, even its own (original) CD-Rom drive. What could be the problem? Please help. EM

A:Motherboard can't detect ANY hard disk

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Hello...It'll be a life save If anyone help me ...I just bought this New gaming pc for gaming...it was working fine first with Windows 10 , till it was getting registry and dll. Errors till I decided to reset the pc but keep my files ..it worked well for a bit But it got too much slow and was showing errors while installing bigger games or copying files. So I decided to give a master reset , deleting everything Which is a very slow process and I let it be , when I came back to check the resetting might be done already but it was stuck on scanning and repairing drive (E (Windows is in C: btw) and it was stuck in 100% and still stuck after reboot and then it shutted down automatically , not reboot , when I booted the system again it was showing no bootable device detected ...BIOS wasn't detecting the HDD, to check it with a bootable Windows 7 pen drive and set the drive order like this
3 .Optical drive, still it detected the USB and booted but didn't found the HDD to install Windows again

(Point to be noted :Motherboard wasn't detecting pendrive was showing wrong name and wasn't booting in every restart without changing ports )

processor:Core i7-870..2.90GHz
GPU:AMD Radeon HD 5450 4GB total video memory
Motherboard: Dreamsys
HDD:Seagate 1TB
Please help me out

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I get a BSOD that is related to the hard drive. I can't access Windows at all. I used chkdsk, sfc /scannow and windows startup repair but that didn't help. How do I reinstall Windows 7 without losing my files?

A:Solved: Changed Motherboard,BSOD when windows loading

Boot using a Windows 7 CD and re-install it. It should not bother your data files.

To me really safe you can install a hard drive and used the old drive as a data drive, which would be drive D.

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Hey there, I'm new to this. I purchased a computer from MDG and fried my power supply and motherboard. I found another power supply and peplaced the old one and found an identical biostar m900-m4 mobo and switched that up as well thinking it would just boot as normal. When I started up I get:
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 3.00GHZ(200x15.0)
1047552k OK + 1 M TSeg memory
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHZHyper-Threading Technology CPU Detected (Hyper-Threading Technolgy Enabled)
DDR DIMM Speed : 667
PCI Express Slot0 : x16 Lane Widths
IDE Channel 0 Master : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170a 1.05
IDE Channel 0 Slave : None
IDE Channel 1 Master : None
IDE Channel 1 Slave : None

Sata Device 1 : None
Sata Device 2 : None

Floppy disk(s) fail (40)
Warning! CPU has been changed or CPU Ratio changed fail.
Please re-enter CPU settings in the CMOS setup and remember to save before

Press F8 to Enable system Configuration
Press F9 to Select Booting Deviceafter POST
Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter SETUP

Now I have no idea what to do. The Mobo looked to be identical and same model, but I noticed the board was blue instead of green and PCI slots were Orange instead of white but all in all looked the same. Any ideas to avoid paying a hefty sum to take it into a computer shop and dumping a whole whack of money I don't have? Plus I love learning. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you

A:Replaced my mobo and have warning: CPU has changed

Have you entered the BIOS and set the optimized defaults ?

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I swapped my 320 GB Hard drive for a 1 TB hard drive. Used Acronis True Image WD to clone the drive. Seems to be working OK except when I tried to update windows. It comes up with " Cant update because service is not turned on." So I went to Services to check it and it is showing that it is running. Kinda lost as to what I might have wrong here. Any help I sure would be great full.

A:Solved: Cloned Hard Drive, Than replaced HD, Now can't update windows

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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?

The computer in question is a brand new Dell Dimension E521, 2.0 GH... Read more

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

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My computer has been acting weirdly and I've noticed a software running on my system while checking the registry. I've found the subkey:

drive = ""

which is attributed to worm.knight. But , could not discover any other keys that may be caused by the worm. After some research, I've tried to find autorun.inf, knight.exe files both in my c drive (the only partition)and usb memory stick. The only suspicious file that I could identify was

autorun.inf in C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\SecurDisc. I don't know if this is malware or a legitimate file.

I've run flash disinfector and panda active scan. I've also done several other scans (kaspersky, ad-aware, spybot s&d) running in safe mode. They have not detected any threat either.I've then removed the offending key in the registry but it reappeared with the next boot.

My computer's general condition is that I constantly keep losing internet connection, it runs too slowly, the screen is frequently stalling. Some regular programs fail to launch at start-up and it takes quite a long time for my system to load. Altough no update is being performed, Kaspersky's proactive defense gives alerts about my system files (like svchost.exe, iexplore.exe, keyboardmanager.exe etc) being changed. The firewall also gives alerts about outbound udp connections attempted by svchost.exe or explorer.exe on different ports that they did not use to.

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A:[SOLVED] autorun.inf, disk knight, my .exe files being changed

I've found another virus signal:


mynetwatchman log:

IP flows: Type Service State Local IP Remote IP Remote IP Count
Listener TCP/139 LISTENING 0
Listener TCP/445 LISTENING 0

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