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Installing new hard drive on FSC Amilo LI 1720 laptop

Q: Installing new hard drive on FSC Amilo LI 1720 laptop

Good morning. Greetings from Cape Town

I have been using new 160 GB 2.5 IDE WD Scorpio Laptop Hard Drive 160 2.5" in an external USB caddy while I have been sorting out the programmes and data on my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo LI 1720.

The hard drive has been working well and I now want to install in the laptop to replace the existing 80GB WD Scorpio hard drive.

I've checked through all the necessary steps to be taken to physically change the drive and have used WD's Lifeguard to partition the drive as well as copy the boot information and programme files.

The one point which I'm not clear on and which I hope somebody can help with an answer is: How do I get Windows XP to recognise the new drive as the C:\ drive so that the programme settings and registry are retained ?

At the moment using the 160GB on a USB port Windows recognises it as either F:\ or G:\ and I seem to remember from some time ago that Windows will not allow a change of name or path for the system boot drive.

Is there a simple solution or do I have to start from a completely new Windows installation ?

Hope you can help.

Best wishes
BillPCT

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A: Installing new hard drive on FSC Amilo LI 1720 laptop

You may have great difficulty doing this... Windows XP is controlling, and it may detect the hard drive as an install moved from one computer to another, and shut down as part of the Microsoft Anti-piracy security.
If it does that, you will not get it to do anything using a restore or recovery disc set. You need to install it as a new install after saving all the data to a cd or flash drive.

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I've looked through the forums to find ways of installing XP on my laptop as it has SATA drives.

The one that looked the best was to create my own installation CD, I installed Klite, ripped my XP SP2 CD, added the drivers from C:\DRIVER\SATA\INTEL. Burnt a bootable ISO. I thought this would be the end of my problems. Unfortunately the installation still doesn't recognise the drive.

Does anyone have any Idea what I should be doing differently?
 

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Tgon said:

I've looked through the forums to find ways of installing XP on my laptop as it has SATA drives.

The one that looked the best was to create my own installation CD, I installed Klite, ripped my XP SP2 CD, added the drivers from C:\DRIVER\SATA\INTEL. Burnt a bootable ISO. I thought this would be the end of my problems. Unfortunately the installation still doesn't recognise the drive.

Does anyone have any Idea what I should be doing differently?Click to expand...

You have to have XP drivers for the SATA drive. Go to the site of your motherboard and find the XP SATA drivers specific for your board. There may be a number of drivers included in a download package for a number of similiar chipsets, but you must choose the driver specific for YOUR chipset.

That is the driver you need to include in your nLite CD, and you have to add the driver in the TEXTMODE section of the nLite build.
 

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I have a Dell 1720 laptop. Few months ago it just stopped working. Tried lots of things, just got a new laptop hard drive. Installed it and installed the disk. The laptop says "No boot sector or internal hard drive" Then "no boot device. F1 F2 F5 stuff. What am I missing?
Thanks
 

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Hello Again from the UK: I am stuck yet again and turn to you fantastic experts for some much needed help.
It started when my laptop would not switch on and I got an error message STOP:c000021a (Fatal System Error) the system has been shut down. Error Code 2000-0146. Msg unit 1: DST Log contains previous errors.Went through all the suggested repairs on the pc but to no avail
So I went to the superstore PC World and they told me it my Hard Drive needed replacing and it would cost the set price of 220.00 for them to undertake the repair. I thought this was a mega amount of money to replace a hard drive so I bought one and replaced it myself - it seemed a simple thing to do.
I had the original discs sent by Dell with the machine. I inserted the Windows Re-installation DVD and restated the Computer. Had to use the f12 key to load the Boot Menu and then highlight the CD/DVD drive. This worked and the programme seemed to be installing and went through menu options that I needed to complete. After some time it eventually reached a screen Installing Windows and went through Copied Files, Expanded Files, Installed Features, Installed Updates and Completing Installation and each had a green tick. It then said Windows needs to restart to continue and closed down and restarted. It then said in White on a Black screen Please wait a moment while Windows prepares to start for the first time. After a few minutes it went back to the Installing Windows screen with all the headings still tic... Read more

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Well, I finally bought a new harddrive to replace my failing drive, however when I tried to use the Data Lifeguard tools to duplicate the data from the old drive to the new one, it failed! The drive (so far) still works, though access time is slow, and all sighs show that its starting to fail (the HD diognostic disk showed that the data error ratio and seek time are in the critical range).

Now, roughly 80% of the data on the drive I dont really care if it is lost, since most of the data is programs that I still have the original cds for and can just as easily re-install. However, the other 20% is data I do not have backed up (Yes yes I know, im stupid for not making backups) in any way, and I really dont want to loose, data like school projects, passwords, accounts, personal art/programming projects, etc. THIS data I cannot afford to loose if I can help it. (And data recovery is out of the question, I coule buy three new pcs for the price of one standard data recovery)

Now that you know the background of my problem, heres my questions

1. I started a through scandisk (itll take a few hours, the drive is 80 GB). Smart idea or Stupid idea on a drive that is near-failure?

2. I know there is no DEFINATE time, but roughly how much time do I have until the drive fails so bad that I cant even access the data on it anymore?

3. If even after the scandisk I cant duplicate the drive, my next plan is to make it master and my new drive the slave, then to manually drag and copy the cri... Read more

A:1720: Detected Hard Drive Failure Imminent

Just a thought, rather than strain the old drive. Put the new one in as master (for now leave the old one unhooked but set it to slave while in there). Install all your software on the new drive. Once this is done, hook the old one as a slave and copy your data to the new one. The old one could fail at any time and this may be the best chance of saving the data.
 

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When I boot up, I am getting this message "1720 Hard Drive detects imminent failures". I did a Google search and learned (through computerhope.com/issues/ch000184.htm) that Compaq has S.M.A.R.T. and this message comes from that. Could it be that there is a glitch in SMART? It mentioned a patch. Will my hard drive actually fail? My computer is 5 years old.
Please help me.
Gloria
 

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I have a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro v2030 which is slowly dying: I've already replaced the fan and now the hard disk has died completely. Considering the DVD-RW drive has now decided to stop reading DVDs, I've decided it's time to replace both the hard disk and the DVD-RW. I know it's probably cheaper in the long-run to just buy a new laptop, but I'm taking vengeance on this one's numerous shortcomings by refusing to let it die!

According to the manufacturer's website (http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/rl/service...O/Amilo-Pro/Amilo_Pro_V2030.htm#Specification), the old hard drive - a 40gb Samsung disk - was SATA 150. I've been looking around for a new disk and I quite like the look of a Western Digital 320gb drive (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/136790) - however, this is SATAII and thus SATA 3 Gbit/s specification. I've read elsewhere that the new specification is often backwards-compatible, but that some older SATA controllers can't negotiate the speed and may require a jumper. Can anyone advise me on whether or not my Amilo Pro v2030 is such an affected system - or can I buy the SATAII drive and have it work fine without a jumper? Furthermore, will it run at at the old 150 spec or does my system's components support SATAII natively?

Lastly, in terms of replacing the DVD-RW drive: I know that my drive is a Lite-On but I'm not sure of the model number. Getting to the drive requires removal of all sorts of components and I&#... Read more

A:Replacing hard drive and DVD-RW on Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro v2030

You will want to stick with sata1 for the hard drive.
I have seen some desktop drives with a compatability jumper,
but never seen a laptop drive with one.

The DVD drive appears to be a standard IDE PATA slim drive.
You can get something like this.
DVD drive
And swap the face plate.
Expensive.
Might want to do a search for it.
You can probably find it cheaper.
 

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I have a 466 mhz Compaq Deskpro with Windows 2000 loaded on it. When I boot the computer I get the following message: "1720-smart hard drive detects imminent failure. Your hard drive is detecting an imminent failure. To ensure no data loss, backup contents and replace this hard disk."
I've tried 3 different hard drives, flashed the bios, upgraded the bios and yet the error message still remains. When I hit F1 the system boots into Win 2k fine. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this error would be appreciated.
 

A:1720-SMART hard drive detects an imminent failure

go into your bios and disable the SMART drive feature for a few days, and then re-enable it. Just a guess, but it can't hurt.

Good luck,
Richard
 

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Dear, 1720-SMART Hard Drive detects iminent failure.Failing Drive: SATA0 (DARK BLUE)Failing Attribute: #184

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Need help !been getting this message, however the windows will not start. Was able to get to BIOS and run hart drive test which showed fail - #1-07failthe sytem key are not responnding: escape and almost all F keywhen in BIOS was able to use only enter. Need help what to do just want to go back to windows to back up thing from hard drive

A:1720 s m a r t hard drive detects imminent failure Attribute...

Your hard Drive has gone bad. This is bad news for your data.However, there is a way to get the data back.SInce your PC wont load windows anymore, the task becomes somewhat difficult. Please go through the tutorual from the link below to get your data back.Remember, if your hard Drive is faulty beyond repair, chances are that you may not be able to get back any data off it. You also need another PC, internet and a Flash Drive to proceed with the following step.Link:http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/256518-peppermint-live-cd-dvd-usb-create-emergency-backup.html

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Alright - My wife has had my computer for the last six months while I've been working away from home. When I get back to it, it's hanging up periodically. It would be a random hang up EXCEPT when I would run Disk Scan - then it would ALWAYS hang. So, over the weekend, I tried running Disk Defrag. When I got back home to it, my cursor was blinking in the top left corner of a blank monitor.I removed the drive and brought it to work where I have access to some crack IT guys. Looks like my boot sector is visible, but there is no directory tree to access files and I can't even seem to get a letter assignment out of the drive.Took it to Circuit City with the same results. Then took it across the street to a shady little place called Dr. Dan. From a back room, he claimed that he got it to boot to the desktop three times in a row, but then could not access any programs.The error? 1720 - SMART hard drive detect imminent failure. Attribute #01.I'm sure the drive is close to full failure. I'd like to get the data off of it and onto a clean, new HD, but if I can't even see the drive, am I hosed?My computer: eMachines T2779. OS: Win XP Home. Memory 256 MB. HD: 80 GB WD800.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Money IS an issue. TIME is NOT. I'll do anything until my options run out, but I don't want to have to spend $500.Thanks in advance,Jim

A:1720 - SMART hard drive detects imminent failure

Hi VentureForth,Pro hard drive recovery is VERY expensive. That doesn't sound like an option. I have had some success using Norton's system works. It can look at the drive and see if things can be recovered. Your local guys may have done that. You can try to boot to a DOS boot disk and navigate over to you data. The key there is drive recognition. All Windows/DOS fixes need to at least see the drive. I would also take a shot with the manufacturer's software. Western Digital has data lifeguard tools. Let me also point you here: Leurgy's hard drive postThis post has all types of hard drive info. As a last resort, try hard drive CPR. Don't laugh, I have seen this work many times. With the computer OFF, remove the hard drive and rap it on the side (The side 90 degrees from where you plug it in - not on its top or bottom). When the drive has ran for long periods of time and then gets cut off for an extended period, I have seen the drive arm get stuck in the parked position. This is a do at your own risk thing and should be done only when you are sure the drive has to be replaced.Question to you... Is the hard drive clicking as it tries to start?Good luck, Rigel

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Someone please help
 
 
P.S. This thread has been moevd from Business PCs - Compaq, Elite, Pro to Notebook PCs - Envy, Pavilion, Presario . - Hp Forum Moderator

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I keep getting this error message at boot up, have performed a back up and computer operating ok.  do i need to replace hard drive.  I have external hard drive I disconnected from the all in one due to another error message indicating windows detected hard disc problem WDC WD5000AAKX-6OU6AAO Volume:C:/D:/

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Hi. I'm always a little nervous about jumping into a forum--hope everyone here's patient with dumb newbies, 'cause I are one.

Anyhow, here's the problem: Toshiba laptop got infected with Vundo virus, tried many anti-virus & vundo specific tools, & the virus would always reappear (it seemed to actually keep some like spybot search & destroy from running at all). Got disgusted, tried to reinstall OS from recovery discs, install would never complete. Reformatted and repartitioned, then got error message saying hard disc was about to fail whenever I booted. Ran some disc recovery utilities, no go.

So I bought a new hard disc, installed it just now, and tried to boot from recovery disc to as to install XP on it. The computer starts, I get the COMPAQ screen where it tells me to press ESC to change boot order. I tell it to boot from the CD drive, it goes through the bios check and the CD drive runs, then everything just stops & I have a blank screen. When I put the old HD back in, I can boot from the recovery disc just fine, though it still says the hard drive is about to fail and I can't get to windows, but I can get to setup just fine. Is there something about the new HD that could keep the machine from booting from the recovery disc? Or am I just missing some obvious step I should have taken (I really have googled the heck out of this, so I don't think so).

JB

Thanks,
JB

A:Problem installing XP on new hard laptop hard drive

and welcome to the Forum

The recovery partition is on the original drive, which means you have to install XP the old fashioned way:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/cont...icles/158.html

This assumes you have an XP Installation cd . . if not, you can request a replacement from Toshiba or borrow an OEM version from someone.

Was this a typo?
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I get the COMPAQ screen where it tells me to press ESC to change boot order

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I'm running out of space on my Sony Laptop harddrive and want to buy a newer/bigger harddrive. I would just like to know what I need to transfer everything onto the new harddrive. I have all of my recovery CD's from the laptop purchase, but I don't know how to accomplish the task. What "tools" do I need? I have a desktop with plenty of room on my harddrive to temporarily transfer the disk image, but I don't know the safe way to accomplish this. Nor do I know what I need to transfer files onto my desktop IDE from a laptop harddrive which I believe has a different "plug" than a standard desktop IDE cable.
Please, if you offer me advice...consider my knowledge of DOS commands and such to be rudimentary AT BEST. I replaced the mobo and LCD on my laptop...but that was simple unscrewing and rescrewing, unplugging and plugging....not programming.
With this task I need a little of both, the hardware and software advice...especially if one program or another does the job more efficiently. A few years back I used Norton Ghost to transfer files from a small desktop computer harddrive to another desktop harddrive, but this "seems" a little different.

Thanks much,
Mark Carter

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A:Installing new hard drive in laptop, Please Help!

The challenge will be getting the hard disk out of the Sony. The last one I had in here I had to practically strip it bare to get the stinkin' hard drive out of it! What is the specific model of that machines?

As far as transferring the O/S to the new drive, that's the easy part. You might want something like this 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter to connect the drives one at a time to a desktop for the imaging task, I keep a couple of these around for this kind of operation.
 

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I'm running out of space on my Sony Laptop harddrive and want to buy a newer/bigger harddrive. I would just like to know what I need to transfer everything onto the new harddrive. I have all of my recovery CD's from the laptop purchase, but I don't know how to accomplish the task. What "tools" do I need? I have a desktop with plenty of room on my harddrive to temporarily transfer the disk image, but I don't know the safe way to accomplish this. Nor do I know what I need to transfer files onto my desktop IDE from a laptop harddrive which I believe has a different "plug" than a standard desktop IDE cable.
Please, if you offer me advice...consider my knowledge of DOS commands and such to be rudimentary AT BEST. I replaced the mobo and LCD on my laptop...but that was simple unscrewing and rescrewing, unplugging and plugging....not programming.
With this task I need a little of both, the hardware and software advice...especially if one program or another does the job more efficiently. A few years back I used Norton Ghost to transfer files from a small desktop computer harddrive to another desktop harddrive, but this "seems" a little different.

Thanks much,
Mark Carter

BTW: I'm putting together a Linux based desktop but the laptop and desktop computer that I currently use are Win XP (home). If there is a benefit or ease to doing it on a Linux desktop system...while still maintaining Win XP on the lapto drive, I'm a... Read more

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I need help, customer service sucks. Here's my situation:
1. I have a dell 5150 laptop and want to install an external HD.
2. I purchased the seagate Barracuda 7200.8 HD w/ enclosure. (Model number ST3250823A).
3. When I pluged it in, the computer detected a "new USB device" and then said "their may be problems with the new device".
4. Now when I go to "my computers"-->Manage-->Device manager there is a yellow exlcamition point next to the USB Storage.
5. Also, my computer won't boot up when i have my HD on. My computer will freeze up.
6. The drive does not show up on my computer.

Can anyone please help? I just want to use it as an external hd to store my mp3;s.
 

A:Help installing External Hard Drive to Laptop

Do you have the jumper set correctly on the drive? External enclosures may have different ways they want the junper set.
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P875-S7102 Laptop running an Intel i7 processor and 4GB memory. The original HD stopped booting and I have two New in Box Hard Drives I will install in this laptop.

I intend to make a SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB as the boot drive with only Windows 7 installed on it.

The second internal will be a WD Absolutely internal 1TB Hard Drive. (The Laptop has two internal HD slots.) The system I will install is Windows 7 Ultimate which I have on a CD.

Having never done this before I thought I?d ask you experts precisely how to accomplish this task without shooting myself in the foot.

For those kind enough to reply and assist let me say, "Thanks!"

A:New Hard Drive in Laptop and need assistance installing Win 7

Hello FirstShirt,

If you have your Windows 7 product key, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to do a clean install of Windows 7 to the SSD.

Clean Install Windows 7

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My friends laptop hd took a dive today, I know that physically replacing the HD is easy (already taken the old one out), I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to run into any issues installing the OS on the fresh drive. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Installing a new hard drive and Windows 7 (laptop)

There shouldn't be any particular problem. Is there anything special you had in mind?
 

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Hi All,

New to this so thougth I'd give it a shot. The hard drive on my dad's laptop has failed, this has been confirmed by tech support. He's got a Acer Aspire 5733 laptop and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, confirmed by Acer, I've purchased a new hard drive but need the operating system installing on it. PC world and Acer will not provide me with the a recovery media or something that would lallow me to have the o/s re-installed on it even thoguh I purchased the laptop with it already on and have a valid license key.

Searching through the this forum I have found the following link Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

Will these iso definitley work and when I install will it ask for my windows 7 key? I'm very cagey when it comes to things like these, but I really don't want to spend ?50 on a os I already paid for.

A:Installing Windows 7 on a blank laptop hard drive

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Yes the ISO will work and you will need the Product COA Key ... Follow the Tutorial below it will give you the perfect Install ...

Clean Install Windows 7

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Hi all,

I have a Dell Inspirion 1525 Laptop. My old hdd died so I bought a replacement hdd. I had the Re-Install CD that came with it for Vista and have re-loaded Vista so that is now working. However I don't seem to have the CD for installing the Drivers.

We have a CIsco Wireless Router but it cannot find it and gives me the message "Computer does not have a wireless network adapter installed and configured" when I try and do a search for a wireless connection. I assume that is because the drivers are missing?

Also when I put in the CD for the wireless it says the Windows fix pack is required but I can't get to the internet....so...what do I do??? LOL...thanks for any help.
 

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Hi,

i get this message when i try to do custom install on my laptop,

"windows cannot be installed on this disk. the selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks."

first of all, this is a new hard drive, a western digital blue 250gb. the laptop is a few years old, but is more than capable of running win10. is a toshiba satelite c850d-11q
second, i reformatted hard drive to "default" on my PC, to NTFS.

i then run the win10 startup from my prepared usb (via media creation tool), all goes well until i get to custom install and select a partition, it does not let me progress no matter what option, also if i try to reformat in this stage it will not let me, i get this error msg:

we could create a new partition "error 0xc3ba6d60.

so basically i am having formatting issues with new hard drive, please advise. note i already took it out and formatted on my PC, reset it to default and set it to ntfs, which it was already at.

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Hey,

I had Windows 8 Developer Preview on my laptop, but then I tried upgrading it to the consumer preview and it wouldn't work, so I downloaded the ISO onto the USB stick and got the Windows 7 installation exe for the stick. I tried installing onto the laptop, but it screwed up and so i ended up wiping my harddrive. Now, when I run the setup, everything is fine until it needs to restart. When I do, it just goes back to the first installation screen as though I hadn't started installation. Help?

Thanks,

Donald

A:Installing Windows 8 onto a laptop from USB on a clean hard drive

Do you have the hard drive partitioned?

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I'm trying to install XP on a new hard drive I bought, it's hooked up to an external hard drive docking station to my laptop that already has Vista installed on it.

Is this even possible, I've allready fomatted the drive and it's ready to be written to. I tried changing the boot order of the external drive to the first in the list, hoping I could just have my XP cd in when it tries to boot off the blank drive but it doesn't do anything.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
Mark
 

A:Help installing XP on an external hard drive hooked up to my Vista laptop

Hi this say's it is possible http://www.ngine.de/index.jsp?pageid=4176 please note I have not tried this
 

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Ok here me out, I have an old windows millenium pc I completely Destroyed the hard drive, Meaning theres completely Nothing on it.

Im trying to put windows xp on it using the windows millenium pc but im getting a invalid boot diskette error When im not even trying to use a diskette, So,

Is there a way i can hook up the desktop harddrive to my laptop install the operating system and then move the hard drive back onto the desktop machine?

Is it possible? Thanks for listening

A:Installing an operating system on a desktop hard drive on a laptop

It might work with an eSata port - if you have one on your laptop.

Here is a solution for Windows7 for USB attached HDDs. Not sure whether that would work for XP.

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My old laptop's (HP Pavilion DV6-1355dx) hard drive is malfunctioning, and the SMART feature is telling me a failure is imminent. I'm going to use the HP Recovery program to create a backup of Windows 7 to some blank DVDs.

When I install a new hard drive in the laptop, how do I go about installing Windows 7 to the laptop? At what point do I put it in the first DVD into the laptop? I've never done this before and dont know how to begin.

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Installing Windows 7 Recovery DVDs to a laptop with a new hard drive

Hello blu5oscar and welcome to TSF,

I am not certain of how to use the HP backup software, but there are a few options available...

1. Windows Image Backup - This will backup your entire HDD to another HDD, USB drive(s) or DVD(s). It would require a Windows 7 Recovery Disc to be made as well. You would boot to the recovery disc then select the Restore PC from image then insert/select the media containing the backup and choose the Image Backup. I don't believe this option will back up the OEM Recovery Partition though.

2. HDD Clone software. This is the method I usually use. Using a USB adapter, connect the new drive to the PC, boot the PC too the HDD Clone Disc (I use CopyWipe, available on the UBCD)... Choose the Source (Old HDD) and Destination drives then copy. It will copy all partitions and information from the old disc to the new disc (same size or larger).

3. HP Backup and Recovery software. As I stated, I have never used the HP software... But, according the the HP documentation it is supposed to be easy...


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HP Backup and Recovery Manager is quick and user-friendly. To run, simply go to All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery > HP Backup and Recovery Manager.

With HP Backup & Recovery Manager, file restoration is easy. To recover a deleted file, simply use the Restore Wizard. For a full system restoration, press the F11 key during bootup and then select "Recover PC" from the menu.




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Ok, here's the history of the problem.
I have 80GB Hard drive "Samsung sp0411c" and I am using it since two years with my old desktop system with this S.M.A.R.T error at the startup (BIOS).

TWO YEARS BACK
I think there are some bad sectors involved at the last part of the HDD space. There were 4 partitions initially i.e. (C, D, E, & F). The problem started with partition F with following issues;

? Always took so long copying files into F
? System got stuck up when some file(s), folder(s) from F drive were opened and then automatic restart
? That time ran CHKDSK on F drive but in the middle of scanning it always restarted the PC automatically.
? Sometimes system restarted when I was copying some random data in the F partition.
? Whenever this restart thing happened, at the start up it displayed that there is no primary hard drive detected. Then eventually it came back live after 2-3 attempts (always).
? I also deleted the Partition F: and then recreated the partition but same problems persisted.

1 YEAR BACK
** Due to above issues I left the partition F as it was and used others like C,D & E but an year before the partition E started to do things same way F was doing and at that point F was not accessible with error popping (The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?)

** I formatted the partition F and ran following HDD tools afterwards (Partition Table Doctor) (HDD Regenerator). Surface tests for C,D,E was fine but when it started scann... Read more

A:HDD error "1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure Attribute failed: #83"

You can't "fix" bad sectors.

You can however, decide if it's worth spending anymore time on an old 80GB hard drive with bad sectors that can fail at any moment.
Whatever your time is worth to you, only you can decide.
 

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Ok, here's the history of the problem.
I have 80GB Hard drive "Samsung sp0411c" and I am using it since two years with my old desktop system with this S.M.A.R.T error at the startup (BIOS).

TWO YEARS BACK
I think there are some bad sectors involved at the last part of the HDD space. There were 4 partitions initially I.e. (C, D, E, & F). The problem started with partition F with following issues;

? Always took so long copying files into F
? System got stuck up when some file(s), folder(s) from F drive were opened and then automatic restart
? That time ran CHKDSK on F drive but in the middle of scanning it always restarted the PC automatically.
? Sometimes system restarted when I was copying some random data in the F partition.
? Whenever this restart thing happened, at the start up it displayed that there is no primary hard drive detected. Then eventually it came back live after 2-3 attempts (always).
? I also deleted the Partition F: and then recreated the partition but same problems persisted.

1 YEAR BACK
** Due to above issues I left the partition F as it was and used others like C,D & E but an year before the partition E started to do things same way F was doing and at that point F was not accessible with error popping (The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?)

** I formatted the partition F and ran following HDD tools afterwards (Partition Table Doctor) (HDD Regenerator). Surface tests for C,D,E was fine but when it started s... Read more

A:HDD error "1720-SMART hard drive detects imminent failure attribute failed: #83" ... failing?

The fundamentals still apply:

for every partition ?X?
chkdsk ?X? /f /r​
The /R will remap bad sectors in an effort to avoid future I/o errors.

a} fix all partitions
b} get the SMART data and save it for reverence (it will not be reset to zero by chkdsk)
c} view the SMART data every day
d} look for increasing statistics

PLAN on getting a new HDD asap
 

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Just thought I'd share this as it took me while to locate everything to do this.

This applies to a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Xi 2528 - you can probably figure out how to get the correct drivers for other Amilo models from this information.

Installing Windows 7 onto an Amilo requires SATA drivers to enable the installation process to see the hard drives - otherwise you wont see any at all.

When installing, you are given the option to browse for the correct drivers, and if you put the correct drivers onto a USB flash drive - either before installation, or during (using another computer) you can locate them during the install and you'll then be able to see the hard disks, and choose where you want to install to.

I previously posted this in an Amilo forum, so I'll just c&p it here:

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I found the correct drivers here:
ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/jmb36x/XP_Vista_Win7/

I downloaded this particular file (this was the only one with Win7 in the title - although there was one called Win7 eSata, but that's for external sata drives):
JMB36X_WinDrv_R1.17.47WHQL_WIN7.zip

Unzipped it all onto a USB flash drive, then when W7 installation asked where to browse to, I browsed to this directory on the USB stick:
JMB36X_WinDrv_R1.17.47WHQL_WIN7\R1.17.47.14\Driver\x32

I don't know if all of this information will apply to every Xi2528 model but it works for me, and I hope it works for you too.

I've also made the zip file available here, for your convenience:
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A:Installing Windows 7 on an Amilo Xi2528

Thank you so much Curt.

You saved my laptop from reboot loop hell. While attempting to upgrade to 7 it failed and the MS remedies would not work as the Repair function couldn't see any of the hard drives ... until i used the drivers you posted.

Cheers!

Dom

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Hi there.
I bought Dell 1720 notebook with Vista.All worked good,but sometimes BSoDs appears.I decideed to re-install Vista first. The installation process works fine until after the 1st reboot that goes to "completing installation".Then I found a great post of jtun,who recommends to make some changes in BIOS (
Go to BIOS ---> Onboard Devices

Go to Flash Cache Module - Turn it OFF
Go to SATA Operation - Change AHCI to ATAClick to expand...

).Then Vista was re-installed well.All works fine.Because of many software doesn't work properly on Vista, I decided to install Windows XP. I found a great article on this. Firstly I download ahci drivers and integrate it in my XP.Then I put all settings back (I turned Flash Cache Module on and chenge ATA to AHCI) and boot from DVD with integrated ahci drivers in Windows XP.Nothing appears,only blue screen.Then I took a proper Windows XP package and tried to boot from it-nothing...
How can I properly install Windows XP?I have to format my drive first and then try to boot from Windows XP ISO with integrated ahci drivers?Guide-me-please!
Thanks a lot.
 

A:Installing XP on Dell 1720 with Vista pre-installed

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I've had a few problems with my hard drive & it is being exchanged by the manufactuer. I have backed the hard drive using the back up facility in sytsem tools windows 2000. I have backed it up to another PC I have on a peer to peer network.
My question is this. After formating the new hard drive will I have to install the O/S or just restore the backed up file. I should mention that I did a "back up everything on my computer" back up & I'm unsure if that would back up the O/S as well.
Anyway do i just restore or load the O/S then restore.
Many thanks in anticipation.
 

A:advice needed for installing back up files after installing a new hard drive

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Hello everyone.  This is my first post with a question.  I searched the forums and didn't see anything quite like it.
 
I have a Velocity Micro computer with a RAID hard drive (in case this matters) on which Windows 7 Professional is the OS.  I've forgotten the RAID number designation, but it's the one in which there is no data redundancy.  Both of the two physical disks (1 TB each) must be in place to form one usable drive, which has a 2 TB capacity. At least that's my understanding.  Again, this may not matter to my question, but I wanted to mention it because I'm concerned it could.
 
The computer also has 12 GB of RAM and a 6-core Intel processor, for what that information is worth.
 
A year or so ago (after using the computer for at least a year), software that had worked fine slowly began to fail, one by one.  I'm not sure of the order, but they include...
 
-Windows Update wouldn't download anything or even notify me of updates anymore
-WinTV stopped working; I could no longer record TV shows
-the Windows program that monitors whether I have security software running or need backups or updates vanished from my tray
-BOINC 6.10 kept giving me a message about zero status but no finished file, or something like that
-BOINC 7.0 wouldn't install
-Weather Watcher could no longer be double-clicked to open
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A:installing Windows 7 on a new hard drive; old hard drive is RAID

All your symptoms point towards malware in your old Wodniws OS.
 
There is no reason that you could not use your RAID array as your storage and boot off another drive, seems perfectly logical as there is no need for RAID with a Win OS as Winsxs.sys already exists within. Yes you change the boot order in the BIOS, set the cd drive first, then point the installation at the new disk which will default to C:\ No need to remove the RAID array, which will appear as additional storage. You may need to install drivers to get this to function correctly.
 
You could of course back up your data to another drive and re-install you rOS on your original disks...
 
Up to you.

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My husband's laptop is stuck on the windows error message (is this known as the blue screen) and whatever option you choose it just keeps repeating the same rubbish and rebooting itself. I dont know what he tried to do but I think he tried to connect to the internet with a wireless modem and somehow everything is screwed up big time.

a) Cant get it to function from the CD drive
b) Cant get into Windows to do any type of restore
c) When putting in Windows XP disk it doesnt read hard drive
d) When I change set up to read CD drive first still does nothing
e) Downloaded recovery disks from internet but laptop doesnt read them - work fine on PC
f) tried removing battery for 30 mins and pressing F keys to no avail
g) Manufacturer no help (Fujitsu Siemens) - want 50 for a recovery disk when we didt get one and bought laptop from new.
h) no vital info on laptop

Been trying for 3 days now to get it sorted but cant seem to get any further

Anyone got any ideas of what else I can do?????

Thanks
 

A:Help needed to fix Amilo Pro Laptop

Afraid cant boot into anything - cant use safe mode or last good configurtion.
Tried reinstalling XP several times which it seems to load but then when windows starts up you get the same "safe mode" error messages again.

Seems impossible to get it to start up anything except windows whihc just crashes.
 

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I see it can be done from an installed to an external, but can it be done in reverse, taking the external cased hard drive and cloning it to an internal? The old hard drive is from an xp laptop, and I can aquire another xp laptop if I can clone this way. Perhaps if I set the enclosure hard drive as master? All ideas are greatly appreciated. Many thanks
 

A:Clone a laptop hard drive from an external case to an internal hard drive

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I inherited an old xi3650 fujitsu laptop with the super spec [twin hdds , 18.4 hires screen, blueray, bluetooth, wireless, multi card reader HDMI remote control etc etc ]which is running superbly on win 10
Unfortunately it has an intermittent problem of a dark screen i.e. back lights turning off
I have stripped the beast and checked all connections and narrowed the cause to the magnetic lid sensor switch being sticky but does anyone know
Where it is sited ?[The small strong magnet is in the lid behind the screen bezel so I presume the switch will be mounted on the main board where the magnet meets the speaker trim panel]
Is t a magnetic reed switch?
What is specification ?
Could it be disconnected or short circuited [Is it normally open or closed]
How do I get at it ?
Is it possible to degauss insitu?

Help !
Please!
Fujitsu Siemens are not playing nicely
 

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Hey all!
Ive been having some trouble with my video card.
Ive had this laptop for over a year now and its been working great.
Allthough about two weeks ago I formated it and I have been installing fresh operating system and software on it now for some days.

But when I tried to run Counter strike: Source the fps had droped from a steady 50fps to below 20fps.
Not fun!

So now I have been buting my arse of finding new stuff and drivers to clean the computer and all that s*** but nothing happens.
So I found this great place

Now I am wondering a few things since I am very new to tweaking my system and increasing its performance.

Some quotes and questions:

1.
"I have flashed GeForce with 39.60 rom and it went without a problem (this is a must for any Amilo 3438 / 4438 owner)."

What does this mean and how do I do it?
2.
"Or you might have vsync set to on in control panel. Set it to application preference in order to achieve best performance."

Same again, what does that mean and how do I do it?

3.
"Amilo M3438G, 1,73GHz/512MB upgraded to x1800 (stock settings)"

What does the last part mean (upgraded to x1800)?

There is so much that I dont know how to do and I dont know what is wrong.
Sorry for my incompetense...itas hard beeing a nebie.
So to all you AmiloM3438G users here...
What did you do to upgrade you laptop?
And how do you do that?

Hyper
PS.
Short Specs:
2GHZ prcessor
2GB RAM
Nvidia 6800 Go 256MB
 

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I just got myself a 2nd hand Amilo Pro V2010 and installed Windows XP. I downloaded the audio and video drivers, installed them and everything is honkey dorey...only problem is that when I insert my flash drive nothing happens. The little light on my flash drive doesn't go on and it looks like the notebook is not even aware that there's something plugged in...I read up on it on the internet and apparently I have to upgrade my BIOS, which I did, but still nothing. My flash drive works on my desktop at home and at work perfectly, no problems...do you have any suggestions?
 

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Hi
a friend of mine has a new Fujitsu Amilo LI3910 laptop. the only problem he has with it, is that his mic is very very low. i can hardly hear him when he is using it. as he told me, he has an internal and external microphones. the internal one shows 3 bars of volume and he can't make it any higher. the external one is full but the volume is still very low.
He changed OS from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Professional.
He thinks that it's somehow connected to his audio drive. However, we do not know what kind of audio card he has, since all it says on the manufacturers site is "Up to 7.1 high-definition audio via S/PDIF"

Can any one help with audio drive for that laptop, please? any other help with solving this problem would be highly appreciated.

This forum helped us once, i hope it will do it again. Thanks.

p.s in case it's needed, this is the info about his laptop http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/home/produc...o_li_3910.html

A:audio drive for Fujitsu Amilo LI3910

He can go to device manager>right click on audio device>properties>details tab>drop sownmenu>hardware id. copy and paste the id string. We can tell the device by the string. Fabe

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Hy,

I have a Amilo pi 1505 and i try to install XP.
Can somebody tell me what to do, I read about some drivers but i don't have them and I don't know what to do whit them.

Sorry for my bad english.
 

A:XP install Amilo pi 1505 without floppy drive

Welcome to TSG....

For the drivers you need what you can do is burn them to a disc on another computer and then install them from the cd drive in the one you need them on.
 

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My hard drive failed last Saturday, reading "operating system not found." BIOS testing resulted in error 10009, replace hard drive. At this point, the drive won't boot, but data can still be read.

I have a new hard drive. The backup disk I made for Vista isn't working.

I thought of borrowing one from a friend, but my OEM key on the bottom has completely worn off. HP says they cannot help and Microsoft wants me to pay for a replacement key. I'd like to avoid that if possible.

Is there any way to use the recovery partition on the old drive to install Vista on the new drive?

My laptop has two hard drive bays, but I only have one caddy, so ideally I'd like to connect it using an enclosure.

Also, I do have access to another computer that I could use as a "go-between" if needed. For example, if it's possible to simply copy and paste the recovery partition files, I could use the enclosure to copy them from the old drive to the working computer, then put the new drive in the enclosure and copy the files onto that.

Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

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I'm currently running Windows Vista 64 bit. My hard drive setup is as follows:

C: 70 GB Raptor 1. (The OS drive... System Boot, Page Files, Programs, etc.)
D: 70 GB Raptor 2. (Music, Photos, a few programs.)
E: 500 GB HDD 1. (Empty)
F: 500 GB HDD 2. (Empty)

I would like to do the following...

C: 500 GB HDD 1: (OS drive... System Boot, Pages Files, Programs, etc.)
D: 500 GB HDD 2: (Extra storage)
E: 70 GB Raptor 1: (Music Files)
F: 70 GB Raptor 2: (Picture Files)

What I'd like to do is make one of the 500 GB HDDs the C drive, and reinstall my Vista onto it, and reformat the 70 GB Raptor that my OS is currently on. I've backed everything up that I need to, and I've said my goodbyes to anything I can stand to lose. I just need to know what steps I would need to take to be able to accomplish this. If anyone could help me with that, it'd be much appreciated.

ADD: Just to clarify, I DO have the original OEM disc of the version of Vista that is installed on this comp.
ADD: Also, they are SATA drives.

 

A:Solved: Installing Vista on a Different Hard Drive (Switching main drive?)

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Hello guys, I got my Amilo Pro (Fujitsu Siements) v3515 laptop 1 or 2 years ago with Windows XP (SP2, non-genuine) installed on it (without getting any kind of CD/DVD) + all the drivers needed for my laptop!

Story:

I got a modem on my PC which has also wireless internet and connected it to my laptop also. Everything went well until I got a "genuine remover" since I got that stupid "You may be a victim of software enc...".
After I re-booted my computer AVG detected the whole Windows as being a virus...
I had to format the hard disk and install a new Windows (Windows XP Corporate Edition SP3).
Now I don't have any of drivers for my laptop.. (such as the Wireless internet icon at the taskbar) or sound card driver or video card driver etc.

I really need them and I tried lots of things but didn't work.


Please guys help me, I don't want to pay anyone to do that for me because I know I can do it by myself!



Thanks in advantage

A:Fujitsu Siemens (v3515 Amilo Pro) laptop problem!

All of the drivers should be available from the manufacturers website.

You can try here: http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/com/su...downloads.html

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Really need some help with this one.
 
I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo laptop, everything was fine until I upgraded to Windows 10 and now things are getting slower and slower to the point where I click on something and I really have got time to go and make a cup of coffee.
 
When in Explorer there are hangs and it takes ages to access any folders, Google Chrome just does not open pages sometimes and all other aspects have lag and slowness.
 
Hope someone here can help me as I am close to throwing in bin and spending money on a new one, but I hope I don't have too.
 
Many thanks
Dave

A:Fujitsu Amilo laptop has got so slow.....close to unworkable

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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I put a new hard drive in my 4 year old Inspiron 1720 laptop. I installed the Windows Vista operating system. Discovered after it was installed that I was supposed to install the Dell Media Direct BEFORE the OS. Found instructions online how to install Media Direct if OS already installed. Instructions I followed:

1. turn on computer. Press F12 repeatedly during startup until "Preparing one-time boot menu" appears.
2. insert Dell MediaDirect CD and arrow down to "CD/DVD", press enter.
3. choose your preferred hard drive partition option. (I selected Option 1, to designated all hard drive to OS.)
4. remove the MediaDirect CD.
5. insert Windows Operating System CD and reboot computer. Press F12 again for the boot menu. Arrow to CD/DVD again and press enter to begin installation process.

This is the furthest I could get. It will install Media Direct successfully, but then I put the OS disk in and hit enter and all it shows on the upper left corner of the screen is; "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...." It does NOTHING when you "press any key". I've tried to just install the OS and it does the same thing. I have NO IDEA what else I can do. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
 

A:Windows won't install on Inspiron 1720 Laptop

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PLEASE.  HELP  ME.   MY COMPUTER CONTINUES TO  "SHUT  DOWN"  EVERY 20 MINUTES.  I  DO  NOT  KNOW  WHY,  OR  WHAT  IS  HAPPENING.  . . . . . . . . 
I AM UNEMPLOYED AND IN DESPERATE NEED OF APPLYING FOR DIFFERENT JOBS(!), ...but cannot complete ANYTHING in 20 minutes' time.   PLEASE  ANSWER  ME  SOON  -  WITH  THE  BEST  SOLUTION  TO MY PROBLEM...... 
My battery is charging, with 97% full.           *"THANK  YOU"!*

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Hey all, somehow my 1TB hard drive was wiped out and I've lost 930GB worth of files from the past 8 years. I don't have any backups (stupid me). My hard drive contains lots of family vacation photos and videos, old school projects I'll need in the future, and loads of other really important stuff. Here's what happened.

-This hard drive (lets call it Drive A) was Truecrypt encrypted. It contains all of my files.

- I had to send back my SSD (that contained my operating system) for warranty. No big deal, I simply wiped that out and mailed it back.

- I had a spare 500GB hard drive (lets call it Drive B) that I decided to install my operating system on. I launched the Windows 7 installer, clicked on the few partitions this drive had, and hit "delete" to wipe them out. I clicked on the unallocated space, and installed the operating system on it.

- When I went to boot my computer, it worked fine. I went to mount Drive A, when it gave me an error; "Cannot mount volume. The host file/device is already in use." I checked in Disk Management, and saw that the drive appeared to be completely empty (apart from about 100MB). I used a 3rd party file explorer to see that the drive contained a bunch of weird files like "$upcase", "$badclus", "$boot", and dozens of other files all being named something with "bootmgr" in the name. This made me become extremely concerned.

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A:Hard drive appears wiped after installing Windows 7 to another drive

Danny I don't know if I can help but lets see if we can get a little more information.
It is possible that you did wipe the hard drive with your saved things if you had that hard drive hooked up when you installed Windows 7.

It's also possible the information is still there but you are no longer able to decrypt it or get access to the encrypted drive.

Post one of these so other members can see what is what.
Please use this method to do so.

BY Golden:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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