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BSOD after installing new hard drive

Q: BSOD after installing new hard drive

My error is BSOD -- "Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated."

.... it tells me to run chkdsk /f, but then I try that switch and it tells me that it is an invalid switch!
I am really bumming and hope someone can help me ...

Here are my exact error codes and symptoms:

Stop: 0x0000007b (0xf88c2528, 0xc0000034, (last two are all zeroes)

I have tried 2 brand new hard drives on this Compaq laptop.

I install the hard drive, and boot from CD (XP home).

It formats then installs XP.

Upon its own reboot I get the XP logo and then the blue screen with the above error.

If it is a boot sector virus, how do I get rid of it when I cannot boot at all? I'd be willing to try to solve it is if it a boot sector virus -- PLEASE HELP! I have already spent $150 on hard drives!!!!!

Thank you to anyone willing to help here.

Don in Tucson
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Preferred Solution: BSOD after installing new hard drive

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

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A: BSOD after installing new hard drive

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Last week I installed my new Hitachi Deskstar 1.5TB SATA 6.0 Gb/s hard drive. Windows recognized it right away and everything went smoothly as I transferred files over. A day later I started getting generic DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD's, but they only happened right after I woke up the computer from Sleep Mode. Before I installed the HD my computer was absolutely perfect with no problems so this made me think it was a driver issue. Updated all drivers with Driver Genius, but still BSOD after waking up computer (they are random, it doesn't happen after every wake).

My motherboard has two SATA III 6.0Gb/s ports. The first is occupied by my Crucial C300 SSD booting Win7 Ultimate x64, and the other with my new Hitachi. These are controlled by a Marvell 6.0Gb/s driver. I also have two SATA 3.0gb/s devices connected: a WD Black 1TB HD and an ASUS Optical drive. I'm starting to think it has something to do with either the Marvell Controller, or how these three hard drives are configured, but honestly I have no idea at this point. I'm usually well versed when it comes to troubleshooting BSOD's or any general problem with my PC but I cannot figure this out for the life of me so I'm hoping you guys can help me out!

P.S.

Before you guys ask for a minidump file, trust me, i've tried! I don't know why, but when my PC BSOD's it won't generate a dump file. I have all the settings configured for the memory dump, but it will not produce. I opened up the computer and checked all ... Read more

A:BSOD after installing new hard drive, PLEASE HELP!

MEMORY DUMPS - REQUIREMENTS


PAGING FILE ? ENABLED AND MANAGED BY WINDOWS 7
WIN + PAUSE/BREAK key combo |
Advanced system settings in left-hand pane |
the System Properties dialog will open with the Advanced tab selected |
in the Performance section, Settings button |
in the resulting Performance Options section, Advanced tab |
in the Virtual Memory section, Change button |
in the resulting Virtual Memory dialog, checkmark Automatically manage paging... |
OK button | OK button | OK button


STARTUP AND RECOVERY SETTINGS
WIN + PAUSE/BREAK key combo |
Advanced system settings in left-hand pane |
the System Properties dialog will open with the Advanced tab selected |
in the Startup and Recovery section, click on the Settings button |
in the System Failure section, checkmark Write an Event to the system log |
in the System Failure section, checkmark Automatically restart|
Under Write debugging information, select Small memory dump (128K) |
in the Small dump directory: box, enter %SystemRoot%\Minidump |
OK button

If you get a crazy message from Win 7 about your paging file being too small, then just ignore the message since we have already made sure that the paging file is set to be managed by Win 7.

ENABLE THE WINDOWS ERROR REPORTING SERVICE
WIN key | type SERVICES.MSC | ENTER key
Scroll down to Windows Error Reporting Service |
Double-click on Windows Error Reporting Service |
In the resulting dialog, General tab |
In the Startup type box, c... Read more

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Alright, so I have a primary hard drive that I have my main OS (Windows 7) installed on, and i had a spare hard drive. I decided to install windows 7 on that hard drive also, but after I went through the entire process of installing it, I went back into my primary hard drive and it wouldn't boot! I don't know if MBR is messed up or what, but when I try yo boot into it through the default Windows bootloader, it says that there was a problem and that it shut of the PC so that there would be no damage to it... Please help! I need to get access to that hard drive!! Thanks

A:BSoD after installing Windows 7 on my spare hard drive?

Hi,and welcome to the forums.. Please re-post

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Try booting up in safe mode(Keep tapping the F8 key while the machine is booting up, then once at advanced system startup options, select SAFEMODE)

Does it boot?

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I have a HP Envy 14 running Windows Home Premium. Over the past few months I was receiving a BSOD 1-2 times a day on average. A few days ago my hard disk burnt out and yesterday I installed a new hard drive with a fresh copy of Windows 7 on it. Today I again received a BSOD with this error report:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.4
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: fe
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000000000006
BCP3: 0000000000000005
BCP4: FFFFFA80066887A0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Can it be that this BSOD issue is hardware related?

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A:BSOD after installing new hard drive and fresh copy of Windows 7

Possibly. It might be referring to a boot sector problem with the HDD. If you can boot into Windows, do the following:

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file that is created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.



If not, try reinstalling Windows after formatting the HDD during setup.

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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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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?
Quote:




I get the COMPAQ screen where it tells me to press ESC to change boot order

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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.

 

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I have just bought and installed (to the point of completing initialization under Disk Management) a new 1 TB hard drive. Originally, I was planning to use it solely for data storage.

However, I am thinking of installing Windows XP Pro and all the programs I currently use on it, thereby making it the new OS and programs drive, while using the original 120 GB HD as a data/backup drive.

I think the main appeal of doing this, for me, is that it also presents an opportunity to reinstall Windows on a machine which hasn't had this done for more than three years, and which currently seems to take at least five minutes to boot to a "usable" state, despite having a reasonably high spec for its age (it was bought in 2001, but as a result of the upgrade I did in 2006 which led to the last Windows install, it has a 2.4 GHz AMD chip, an Asus A8N-E motherboard, 3 GB of DDR2 RAM, 7600-series PCI-E graphics card).

This has put me in a quandary with regard to whether I should use the new HD as the OS drive, and if I do whether I should partition it and, if I do that, which drive letter(s) I should assign to it.

I don't appear to be able to choose 'C' as the new drive letter under the New Volume Wizard (I can't even choose 'F' since I have an 250 GB external USB backup drive currently assigned as the F: drive). If I choose 'G' (the earliest letter of the alphabet currently available), must it remain hereafter the G: drive, even if I do... Read more

A:Installing new hard drive; partitioning and drive letter issues

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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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Hi Gang

My mate has just asked me is it easy to install a new 40GB drive in his PC. We are going to a PC show tomorrow and he wants to buy one.

What do we need to know re SCSI stuff etc??? Do we need any cables? Do we buy 2.5" or 3.5" internal drives?

Any quick advice greatly appreciated, thanks

John
 

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Hi Everyone,

I just bought a 1.5TB Seagate SATA HDD Which I will be using as a data drive. I have my Primary 320gig sata hd which i use for windows. Now when I go to install the 1.5tb Drive, it detects it on first boot in the bios. when it trys to boot, it hangs on a black screen and doesnt move. When I go to restart, the 320 Primary Drive dissapears and only the 1.5tb drive is visable.

So what I've tryed to do is ive disconnected the 1.5tb drive, i left the 320 drive connected and it booted up fine. got into windows and worked as normal. but when I plugged in the 2nd drive it doesnt boot up. and when it doesnt boot, you restart and the 320 dissapears. I've also ghosted my 320gig drive to the 1.5tb drive. My 320 contained 2 partitions (C: for windows and D: for data) So atm im using my 1.5tb drive like my 320 with the C and D. But would anyone know the issue why I cant have both drives in there.?

Here are the troubleshooting steps I took

1) Changed SATA Cables
2) Changed the sata order (Plugged primary in SATA 2 and DATA HD in SATA 3 to see if the ports are faulty
3)Took out the IDE CD-ROM
4) Tryed to mess around in the bios and nothing worked.

Also using an ASUS P5ND mobo with lastest bios update.

A:Hard Drive Dissapears after installing 2nd SATA Drive

What is the power supply like? Make sure the power cables are on a different branch, if possible.

Perhaps the PSU isn't sending out enough power for both drive on a single cable?

Just a guess.

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Hi

I'm about to install a 2nd hard drive into my computer. Both the old and new HDs are SATA drives. Gonna use XP Home on new HD (its already on old HD). Physically installing the new HD should be easy. Its the set-up afterwards that I have questions for you experts.

I'm not gonna have several partitions. Just gonna have 1 big one like old HD.

My goal is to hopefully have the new HD be my main HD (since its bigger) with drive letter C:\ and my old HD being the back-up with some other letter.

I will change the bios boot order so it looks for the CD 1st since this is where I'll be installing windows from. I dont have a floppy. I have a reinstallation CD plus many other CDs with drivers and so forth so hopefully that wont be a problem. I printed out the order of installing the OS, drivers, service packs, etc from another thread at this great site so hopefully that wont be a problem either. Its before getting to that point that I have questions.

Questions:
1. I should disconnect the original HD connecter and just leave the new one hooked up when 1st booting correct?
2. Whats gonna happen with the driver letters? I think the new HD is gonna get assigned the normal C:\ drive letter since the old HD that had that drive letter wont be hooked up. That would mean both end up with C:\ (when old one is hooked up again). I'm sure you cant have two HDs in same system with same drive letter so that wont work right?
I know how to change drive letters in XP BTW.
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A:Installing new 2nd Hard Drive plus drive letters questions

Hi,

1. you are correct.
2. yes the new one will be the c:/ drive. the old one when hooked up will be automaticly change to a different letter e.g E:/
3. if the old hd has a windows installation on it you should be able to boot between the two hds. if you were to boot into your new hd the shortcuts on the old one will not work. if you were to boot into the original hd the letter would be changed back to C:/ ; therefor the shortcuts will work.
4. the first idea would be a bit easier (my opinion) but you could install the new hd before anything is put on it and it would be set a drive letter. when you go to install windows you will be able to select a disk (e.g your new one) to install to. and if the drive letters are confusing it should list the size of each disk so you would install to the bigger hd.

I hope this helps.

-Thomas
 

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when I try to boot from usb the screen just goes to blue and does nothing? 

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I have a Dell Dimension MCE 8400 that I ordered with a single drive. In retrospect I should have ordered it with 2 drives and without MCE but that is another discussion. I am wanting to install a new OEM WD Cavier SATA 160 with dual boot operating systems on the same drive but partitioned, XP Pro and MCE. I have installed the WD drive as the second drive (in position 1) and made a partition of 40 GB. The drive is seen by the system. I reboot the system and go into setup, disable the Maxtor SATA drive (one delivered with system and in position 0) change the boot order so it boots from CD, save the changes. I boot the system with the Win XP Pro CD, and in the FDD I have WD SATA drivers. The system boots, I hit F6 and it looks as though it is reading the SATA controller drivers. Needless to say the system doesn't recognize that a hard drive is present. Please help!!!!! If anyone has any ideas or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Ok, I work for a computer salvaging company. One thing I do is test motherboards, usually by just hooking it up, sometimes putting a video card in, and turning it on. I want to test to see if our volume windows will install on these boards, but doing it from a CD is too slow.

I already tried using the recovery console and using fixmbr/fixboot on this ntfs formatted drive and then copying the install files to it, but even though the windows xp install cd loads the normal NT kernel, it appearently uses a different boot sector on the CD to load it

so, anybody have any idea how I can do this? I tried mkbt, which no luck (it mostly support floppies, though I got it to work with my thumb drive once).

A:Installing XP from a hard drive...

Windows XP: Installing from Harddrive
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/578/w...rom-harddrive/

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I have Dell E-6520-- The hard drive went bad--I have new hard drive and it was detected and started loading Win 7 64 bit. It wants drivers and says to insert Install disk- I did and message says location does not contain necessary drivers--I downloaded my drivers from a different computer and they are on a disk but how do I get them into my 6525- I put in the disk and again it says no-- I also tried my recovery disk.

A:installing hard drive

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Read the Link below and follow the Instructions to get the perfect Insulation ...
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
It contains every thing you will need including the ISO ..
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I have XP MCE now and just bought a new sata hard drive and want to isntall Win 7 Pro on it. I read the tutorial but am still confused. Can I just remove my current hard drive with XP on it, install the new hard drive and then install win 7 on it? Then when Win 7 is installed reinstall my old XP drive?

I built my PC its a
Core 2 Duo
4 gigs of ram,
400 GB sata drive with XP
200 GB IDE drive for storage
IDE DVD rom drive
sata DVD burner
new blank 1TB sata drive

A:Installing Win 7 on 2nd hard drive

Yes, this is actually the best way to dual boot since it leaves your HD's independent. You then boot via the BIOS boot order and/or using the key given for Boot Menu on first bootup screen.

If you leave the XP drive plugged, Win 7 will configure a Windows managed dual boot which is harder to extricate XP later since it will hold the MBR for both.

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Trying to teach myself how to do things for myself. I have installed a new hard drive in my dell computer. I have the operating system cd as well as the driver and utilities cd which came with the computer. Here are my questions:

1. Do I have to format the drive before I install the OS or drivers?
2. Which do I install first - the OS or the drivers?

I am fixing this computer for my mother and unfortunately she only as dial up. After I add the modem is there anything else I need to do to "activate" so that it works?

Thank you in advance for your help.
 

A:Installing new hard drive

hlratliff said:





1. Do I have to format the drive before I install the OS or drivers?
2. Which do I install first - the OS or the drivers?
3. After I add the modem is there anything else I need to do to "activate" so that it works?Click to expand...

1. Backup and format when prompted to when installing XP.
2. XP then drivers from XP.
3. No idea.
 

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I believe my hard drive has gone out. I've pulled it to get info from it and need to know what I need to do from here. What got me to this point? When I would try to boot it would rather quickly get to one of the black-with-white-lettering screens and say 'disk read error - press cntrl alt delete to restart'. I tryed that quite a few times and it went right back to same. I also tried 'f8' to get to safe mode...no go. So, would appreciate info on replacing the hdd. The bad hdd I have in-hand is: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, 320 GB, Sata, p/n: 9BJ13G-506 ST3320820AS - Firmware -3.AAD. My computer is a Gateway GT5620 Desktop, Vista Home Premium, Intel Pentium Dual Core E2140, 2GB DDR2 Dual Channel memory. I have my vista cd that came new with the system a couple years ago. I have most of my personal stuff backed up on a thumb drive. I now need to know which drive(s) are good for a replacement, the process of installing and being able to at least get online in case I need any drivers, etc. during my device reinstalls. I had used up about 5/8ths of the space on that drive, go a bit bigger? does the vista cd have the initial system drivers I'll need...or...? A walk-thru will be very much appreciated. Thanks and please let me know what other info you may need.

A:Installing new hard drive

Download this and burn it as a bootable cd rom using imgburn.

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I have installed hard drives in laptop comps. several times. They always had a
door to access the dirve. I have a H.P. Pavillion N 5475 ( no door ?)
I have removed the bottom screws and the 2 in back but it is still not opening.
I don't want to force it and break the covers. How does the botton cover come
off ???????
thanks Eric
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A:Installing new hard drive

http://h200002.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpi05169/lpi05169.pdf

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I have a computer running vista home premium. I have a spare hard drive that ran xp from another computer. Both from HP. Can I install the spare HD into my vista computer to run two OS or just run the spare for more space? If either is possible, how would I go about it?
 

A:Installing second hard drive

It is possble to dual boot more than one OS but it will have to be reinstall.
It is not possible simply to transfer the OS from one pc to another it wont recognise the new PC
You can set the drive up as a slave and use it for extra storage
 

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I own a HP Compaq and it is still under warranty so when I started having problems with it I called HP and they walked me thru some tests and determined that I had a problem with my hard drive. So Now I have a new one that I need to install. I don't want to have to reinstall all of my programs. I am on dial-up and I would be forever redoing all of the updates ext.
So my question is how do I transfer all of my data onto the new Hard drive?
I have 2 hard drives can I take out the one that is used as a back-up and use that slot to install the new one and transfer my files or what do you all suggest I do?

Also include picture hope it helps.

I have Norton Ghost if that helps but I have never used it so I might need help with that also.
Here is some info on my PC.
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Compaq dc7100 CMT(DX438AV)
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~3593 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~3593 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard 786C1 v01.05, 6/16/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-215"
Total Physical Memory 1,024.50 MB
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A:Help Installing New Hard Drive

How to Clone Your Hard Drive With Ghost 2003
That will walk you threw it.

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Let me first apologize for my ignorance when it comes to computer hardware.

My issue is this: I am trying to add a second hard drive to my computer. I'm not sure if it matters, but the hard drive is a Quantum Fireball Plus KX. Anyway, I understand I have to connect an IDE cable to the back of the hard drive, but the IDE cable has fewer connections than there are pins on the back of the hard drive.

Also, apparently I need to move this little white thing between four sets of twopins on the back of my hard drive to set it as a slave drive, which of the four do I connect to?

Sorry if this doesn't make much sense, I'm trying. All responses appreciated.
 

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Hi, new to this, but will cut to the chase. I had to install a new hard drive into my laptop. I had windows vista previous and made recovery discs before the crash. I was told I could install vista to my new installed hard drive using these recovery discs and my valid product key. When doing so I keep getting error code 1005 and 100a at random times during attempt. Can anyone tell me why and what I am doing wrong? I thank you in advance!

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My computer is a Compaq Presario 8000z series, it came with hard drive C (20GB) and system save D (20GB), I installed a new second hard drive and partitioned as Drive G (98GB) and drive H (14GB), I just purchased anotheer hard drive to replace my originald hard drive C, how I do , please help.
 

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Hi---Just ordered a WD 80GB harddrive to replace my 40GB. This is my problem. What is the easiest way to configure the new drive--assign drive letters C, D and E (same as the 40GB) I also need to increase the size of the the three partitions in the larger drive. Then how do I transfrer the data from one drive to the other?
 

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Using ghosting and partioning software. Ghost each partion you have now onto an opposite partition e.g. ghost image of c: onto d: - d: onto c: and E: onto c:

( you cannnot create a ghost image on the drive that is being imaged, that is the reason for the above )

When you have done this install the 80gb and setup the 40gb as secondary slave then ghost the C: onto your new 80gb, this will give you an o/s to work with, from here use partition software to arrange the C: - D: - E: as you wish
 

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Hello, What is the best way to install a new hard drive on a emachine. All I have is the recovery cd that came with the computer. Thanks -- Jerry It is running windows XP.
 

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JL: Is this new HDD to be installed in addition to the one already installed, or are you replacing the old one with a new HDD?
Physically installing a new drive is a simple matter of setting the jumpers correctly, inserting the drive into a bay, connecting the IDE and power cables.
 

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I recently got an Alienware Area-51 M15x notebook, and like an idiot I got the 160GB hard drive with it. I've only installed a few things and it's already down to 70GB. Anyway, I luckily still have a 320GB 2.5" SATA notebook hard drive I bought for my PS3 but haven't used. Can someone please explain to me how to install this thing? Thanks
 

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Not too sure on laptops but isn't it just the screw at the back of most laptop that has the hard drive? You just need to unscrew/install it and maybe you'll need to install the SATA driver become you can use it.
 

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Hi,
I'm trying to install a 3rd Hard drive on my Gateway 500XL. I have two hard drives on my primary IDE Controller and a DVD RAM on the secondary, where I now try to install a Samsung 80GB 7200rpm hard drive.
I first tried to install it as an external, USB drive, but it took over my D:\ drive. Also when I tried to install it as "Master" on my secondary drive with the DVD RAM as "slave" it not only took over my D:\ drive, which is on the primary controller, but it also wiped out my DVD RAM. I am running XL Pro and XL home on the two different drives.
Any assistance "not too technical" please.
Kind regards
Ake
 

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What do you mean by taking over? Do you mean it becomes D? I assume thats what you mean. That by itself isn't anything bad, it may just mean it pushed your other drives back a letter or 2. Check to make sure that is the case. If so, thats a simple enough fix. In your Disk Management from Administrative Tools control panel you can change the drive letter names.
 

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I need to replace my hard drive and am wondering what Windows 7 product to get. I see some advertised as 'OEM' and 'System Builder', is that what I need to get my computer running with the new hard drive?

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What OS is on the old HDD?

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 that has two physical positions for hard drives.
However, I really want to add a third (ATA) hard drive (to use for backups).
If I only had one CD/DVD device (where there are two positions), couldn't
I use that position for a hard drive? I realize I might have to do something
strange to mount it, but is it the same IDE connector type? Wouldn't this work?

Maybe I should also be careful about exceeding the power supply, if HD's take a lot
more than CD/DVD's?

Please pardon my ignorance.

(The reason I'm not looking at using an external USB drive is because I would think
it would be WAY slower than IDE!)

One other related possibility ...
if my motherboard also has used SATA connectors could I just buy a new SATA
drive? (my other two are ATA)

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

Don
 

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i'm changing my hard drive. i havent tried this before installing a new HD and installing a XP.So i'll just run the cd xp and thats it? i'll follow what the windows says? i was afraid that the hard drive is not asking any questions or i did not do to have it operational.
Thanks...
 

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Ok I am running windows XP pro to start with
Today I baught a new hard drive and i would like to run it as a slave, so i hooked it up and changed the jumpers for it to be a slave...and whenever i turned my computer on it said it found new hardware and it installed it...and i checked it on the 'install new hardware' list and it said its installed and working properly....but its not listed in my computer...if anyone could please help...it would be very much appriciated, thanks!
 

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You need to partition and format it. Right click on My Computer and select Manage. Then go to Disk Management and right click on the drive to partition it. After that it'll appear in My Computer as the next available drive letter.
 

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I have a server that has run out of disk space so I want to add two new hard drives in to the server to run along side the current hard disks already installed. When they are installed I want to increase the partition on the D drive and expand it over the two new hard drives I have installed. Can this be done using Partition Magic 4.0 and with out having to format the drive that all the current information is on? OR do you know of any other options that may help me complete the same goal.

Any information you could supply that will help me complete this task successfully I would be very grateful for.

Kind Regards
James Bolden
 

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What OS? If NT, it has the capability to take multiple physical drives and create one big one. In Disk Administrator, create a volume set with the existing drive, and the two new ones. You can also do a stripe set if all the partitions are approxmiately the same size.
 

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i bought a new western digital hard drive and i hooked it up but when i put in the installation cd it doesnt do anything. what do i need to do for the cd to work? also i just want to take all the stuff off of my old hard drive and put it on this one, how would i do that?
thanks
 

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I have installed a few drives in my time. But something I do not understand has happened in drive manager in Win 7.

Obviously I have to initialise a new drive before I can format and partition it, but when I go to initialise another box comes up and identifies the new drive and asks to I want to partition it with MFT tables?? Not seen that before I obviously dont want to move any boot partitions from my C drive.

I have drive C with hidden boot partition, main active system partition and a data partition (logical).

The new drive will be E, is 1TB and I want to partition into 4 logical drives. I know how to do it, query is what is the box that comes up and asks whether I want MFT or another version?? Is it safe to say OK.

Mike

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The MFT is Master File Tables, It keeps all the Data about the Drive in such as allocation and such It is Used in the NTFS Format, no idea why it is popping up on you Though.

So i would Say yes to allowing it as it holds all the data for where your files are.

A guess as to why it pops up is the size of the Drive and the type (Being 1Tb or Over), But Dont Quote me on that.



Anyway Let us Know if there is a Problem When Accepting.

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Hello Could someone please explain to me how to install a new hard drive.

I just got a new 320gb hard drive. What i want to do is make that my primary hard drive and take my old 160 hard drive and make that my secondary hard drive. How do i move all of the information and how do i go about doing all of it?

Thanks
 

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you can try seagate disc wizard to copy the active boot disc and all
if sata I don't know if you will have issues I have done with ide and scsi drives always worked
stay away from norton products, my opinion
first put the drive in as slave use disc wizard to format the way you want ntfs file system
a drive that big
2 to 3 partitions
2 works fine
first one is a 10 to 20 gb for OS and stuff that can't be moved
the rest your choice
keep the partition limit dwn
then use wizard to copy the c drive over to the new partition you will use
follow the prompts as to how you want to proceed
I would remove the old one before the next boot
if the boot goes ok then install old drive 2d channel
you can erase the os from this drive or archive it
now some programs may not work as drive letters have moved around
this can be fixed for most part by re-assigning drive letters
 

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Have an OEM Vista machine here that the HDD has died and I am wondering if I can download the OS to a stick and then install to a new drive and use the activation code from the original sticker.

Hav not got any disks or back ups as the friends son was a little wanton with the use of this machine has bought himself a new 7 machine and my friend his Mum wants the machine herself but cannot afford to go 7.

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Download and use Macrium Reflect. Put image on an external hard drive and then transfer to the new Hard Drive. I can tell you that it worked for me.
Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Forums
With Macrium, if you are on the same computer there should be no need to use the Product Key number, it is already in the image.

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Hey I just bought a new computer,
it's an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+
2.11 GHz, 2 GB RAM

And it came with a Sata 120g Hard drive already installed and ready to go.
It came with windows XP SP3.

My problem is that I'm trying to install my old hard drive from my old computer which is an IDE 40g hard drive which I have all of my files on which I need to put into this computer.

The pin slots look like this - :::: - there isn't a fifth row, just four.

When I plug it in and start up the computer, it will give me a screen telling me that windows has not started successfully so I press enter to start windows normally and then the computer restarts and just repeats the loop.

I've tried using pins, different ends of cables but everytime it starts up, beeps, and tells me the same thing.

I am also running a DVD writer hard drive.

Help would be much appreciated thanks!
 

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I have two desktops. One is a Dell 2400 with a bad 40GB HD. The other is an older system with a year old Western Digital IDE 80GB HD. I want to put the 80GB HD in the Dell.

When I do this though the Dell will not recognize the HD. And I am not able to get into BIOS all I get is the system setup screen and the boot setup.

Can someone please help me.
 

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I'm about to install a 80-Gb Seagate (Barracuda, model ST380215A) as the D: drive alongside my Western Digital (Caviar Blue, model WD200BB) C: drive. Links to the drive specs, in case anyone's interested: old WDC, new Seagate.

Over in the Windows 98 section I posted a question about installing Windows on the new D: drive (then transferring all my files) while continuing to operate from the old C: drive: Installing duplicate Windows 98 on new drive. No one had responded there when I started this post (I notice they have now -- I got severely delayed by a power outage) but in any case I thought I'd ask here about the strictly hardware side of it. I haven't installed a hard drive in 20 years; back then, if the new hard drive didn't come up we'd just go on working from (5.25") floppies till we figured out what it wanted. Besides following Seagate's and Dell's directions, is there anything special I should know about (a.) having two bootable hard drives in the same system or (b.) later swapping them, then phasing out the old one?

Dell recommends using the "Cable Select" method of jumpering so that the drive on the end of the IDE cable will be the "master" and the one on the middle connector, the "slave". I assume I should make the old drive the "master" and the new one the "slave" until the new one is ready to be the boot drive. At first I was worried that if the "master" dr... Read more

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So you decided against cloning the old to the new and using that?

IDE hard drives have not changed in 20 years (except internally, of course). All you need do is set the jumper and install it. And check the jumper on the other drive on that cable, too, since some have a different setting if there is a slave than if there is not.

Then, delete all the volumes on the drive, create new ones, and either clone the old to the new, exchange them and use the new, or install 98 to the second and set up a boot manager so you can boot to either.

Check the BIOS on boot to be sure that drive is set to autodetect instead of "None".

Free boot managers:

GAG Graphical Boot Loader
XOSL (Extended Operating System Loader)
Boot-Us (Graphical or command-line)
 

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So I been trying to follow this guide, but it hasn't been working. I set the computer to boot from usb and then it will just sit there. I tried with an empty flash drive and it would say no bootable table or something similar, so it does detect my hard drive having something bootable and fails.

So far, despite following the directions, when I try to boot from the external hard drive it just hangs there and the screen never opens (unless I need to really wait a really long time).

It seems the missing detail is likely that I have to make the hard drive bootable.


However, so far, all the guides that talks about making them bootable requires to clean the drive (well flash, but I guess hard drives requires that too). That defeats one of the biggest selling points in this guide, no need to delete any files (also to note, I seperated the hard drive into two partitions as directed, the cmd only see them as one). So how does one make it bootable without clearing all the files.

Update: How to make your external HD bootable It seems that it should work for that person, I don't understand what is my problem. When I try to boot from USB, it just hangs there and the Windows7 setup never appears.

Another thing to note that this laptop is a dell 1520 which is powerful enough for the 64-bit, though currently I think it is on 32-bit vista.

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So I been trying to follow this guide, but it hasn't been working. I set the computer to boot from usb and then it will just sit there. I tried with an empty flash drive and it would say no bootable table or something similar, so it does detect my hard drive having something bootable and fails.

So far, despite following the directions, when I try to boot from the external hard drive it just hangs there and the screen never opens (unless I need to really wait a really long time).

It seems the missing detail is likely that I have to make the hard drive bootable.


However, so far, all the guides that talks about making them bootable requires to clean the drive (well flash, but I guess hard drives requires that too). That defeats one of the biggest selling points in this guide, no need to delete any files (also to note, I seperated the hard drive into two partitions as directed, the cmd only see them as one). So how does one make it bootable without clearing all the files.

Update: How to make your external HD bootable It seems that it should work for that person, I don't understand what is my problem. When I try to boot from USB, it just hangs there and the Windows7 setup never appears.

Another thing to note that this laptop is a dell 1520 which is powerful enough for the 64-bit, though currently I think it is on 32-bit vista.



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Hi
I have an aging Emachine E5250 and the hard drive seems to be on the way out (forever clicking and whirring, taking ages to load, freezing up etc) I am looking at getting a new drive and cloning the old one. The current drive is a SATA hard drive and my question is that will a newer SATA drive still be compatible? I have looked around and there seems to be SATA 150, 300, Sata II. As far as I can tell if I install a newer SATA drive and the motherboard isnt compatible it will revert to a slower SATA speed, is this correct? The drive im looking at is this .. Maxtor DIAMONDMAX23 320GB 3.5IN 7200RPM 16MB SATA300.

Hope this isnt too stupid a question!

Cheers.
 

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Yes a Sata 3 will be compatable with a 1.5. just will run slower

and when u do a clone copy. it should work, but just remember... during the clone it could give u problems, so u may need to do it a few times...

the program i would sugest is norton ghost... (or the maxtor cd may have a cloneing software too)
good luck
 

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I'm going to install a new hard drive 500gb on my dell Dimension 4700 to replace the one it has with 40gb. Any recommendation of what should I do first? I have the XP disc that came with the new Pc, can I use that disk to format the new hard drive ? and if so what type of format do you recommend, and will I be a ble to use the same OEM key for the windows XP ? should I be concern with drivers, and if so where can I find them so I can back them up ? I would appreciate any advise.

Thank you in advance

Victor

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u won't be needing any drivers for ur harddrive and i prefer NTFS format moreover yes, same oem key will work

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