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Q: notebook hard drive upgrade

I would like to get the free upgrade to Window 10 but my Chromebook only equips 20 GB drive. How can I replace my drive to bigger size ?

A: notebook hard drive upgrade

trainlover Sorry, but your post is confusing. Chromebooks run the Chrome OS from Google and are not eligible for Win10 upgrades. ========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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I'm running a HP dv8408 notebook with 1.25GB RAM, planning to add a secondary hard drive. There is a second bay in the dv8408. The drive connectors are SATA. My question is: do all notebooks have the some sort of standardized way of holding the hard drives in the chassis? My primary hard drive is clipped to a sort of stainless steel shroud, with two tabs that are screwed into the chassis to hold it in place.
Thanks in advance for any insight. I figure I'm going to end up talking to HP before I figure this one out.
 

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Hi, I currently have a 1 TB HDD in my laptop, but with Windows 10, my disk usage is often 100% (even after disabling a lot of stuff). I would like to upgrade to an SSD. I have a few questions that I would like your help with: Is it allowed to upgrade to SSD? (I mean does the BIOS check something like hardware signatures, and would it reject a new drive?)Should I look for a particular size when searching SSDs online?Will I be able to retain my Windows license? (I can currently create a USB from Microsoft's tool and reinstall Windows. If I change hardware, will Microsoft still allow me to retain my lisence?)What other precautions should I take?I am currently looking at this SSD. Would this (and similar) work with my laptop? Thanks and regardsPrakhar

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Does anyone know if it's easy to upgrade a notebook hard drive with another manufacturer's hard disk.

I have an acer extensa 710T with a 3 Gb hd. I want to upgrade it, but acer only offer a maximum 6 Gb disk. Could I easily buy an off-the shelf disk and install it??? The current disk seems to be in a removable holster.

Thanks

Steven
 

A:Notebook Hard disk upgrade

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picked up this USB/SATA wire with the intent to hook it up to a Hard Drive I removed from a lap top and transfer the files to a new Hard Drive I installed in the lap top. I'm sure you know where this is heading, I had no clue what I was doing. I bought the new Hard Drive at Best Buy along with the Upgrade wire brought them home and quickly removed the hard drive and replaced it with the new one. I then quickly opened the Upgrade Kit (bad idea). Anyway this is the problem, I returned the new hard drive and I was thinking they informed that the new hard drive had no operating system so it would not work unless I bought the software. Also, I was going to return the Upgrade kit, but they would not take it back because they said I may have already installed the software that came with the kit. I now have this Upgrade kit that I spent $40.00 for and not  quite sure what to do with it.
This leads to my question, is there any way I can hook this wire up to the old hard drive that will not Boot and send it to my computer?
Then again there may be something in the hard drive that may compromise my hard drive. Do I have any use for this Upgrade kit.
Sorry for the long drawn out post and many questions.

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Hello all,

I'm after some help/advice please?

I have a Compaq Mini Netbook with windows XP installed on it. I would like to sell the netbook however I obviously want to erase my hard drive of any personal data etc and restore the NetBook to factory settings (as in when I bought it new) and leave windows on for the potential buyer!

As with most netbooks it doesn't have a CD drive and already came with windows XP installed. Can anybody give me any insight into how I can accomplish this please?

I would be really grateful for any advice given!!

Thanks,
Scott
 

A:How to wipe hard drive on compaq notebook without CD drive

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Hello guyz,
pliz help me with the steps involved in upgrading or replacing an MFM hard drive with IDE-class hard drive
 

A:STEPS TO UPGRADE/REPLACE an MFM hard drive with an IDE-class hard drive

Hi kfkaggwa, and welcome to TSG.

Any chance the motherboard has and IDE controller built in? If not, what kind of expansion card options does it have?
 

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Hello, My PC has 500 GB hard drive that is about 55 percent full at present.  I would like to install a second working drive -- either SSD or regular.  I would connect it via USB 3.0.  Is this possible?

A:Can I add a second hard drive to my Notebook PC?

Yes, you can easily attached an external hard drive via USB 3.0A better option may be to replace your existing Optical Drive Bay/DVD drive with a Hard Drive Caddy.  If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon.        If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks! 

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Hi,

I have installed a new hard drive in my HP Compaq nx6125 notebook. I am also trying to do a clean install of Windows 7.

The new hard drive is 149 GB, larger than previous hard drive.

I am receiving the following error message while trying to install...

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Ensure disk's controller is enabled in computer's BIOS menu"

Windows 7 detects new hard drive.

Can someone please help me? Thank you!

TJ

A:New Hard Drive in HP Notebook

It is for Vista but same principle. Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a computer that has uninitialized hard disks: "This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk"

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My hard drive was recently damaged and i need to know, what hard drive i shud use for my compaq presario M2000.. also, what is the difference between IDE and SATA?
 

A:Need to know wat type of hard drive to buy for my notebook

Look for your model or serial number go to www.hp.com type in your model and see what the type of HDD is uses or can handle. How old is it? Is it 3 years or less. You might be able to use 160GB or 80GB. Check on the HP site first.
 

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Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez help!!!!!!!!!
Drive passes diagnostics. Is recognized.
Seems fine.
Install disk is fine.

What happens>>>>
Win 2k does the usual all around the damn bush stuff
until is gets to the (computer will reboot is 15 seconds and continue install)
When it reboots NOTHING HAPPENS. Just the blank black screen with the cursor.
 

A:Install win 2k on new notebook hard drive

Is this a new drive?
Your problem sounds typical of a defective hard drive. If new, replace it under warranty.
Most often this problem occurs when any of the first four sectors have defective media.
 

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Yes, My friend has an HP Pavilion notebook ze4500. Her hard drive is dead and she wanted to know if she can get any notebook hard drive for it? I told her I don't see why not. Anyway I told her to get this one but she wants to be sure it will work in it before she buys it. Her dead Hard drive was a MK4021GAS:* 40GB capacity ,Rotational Speed:4,200rpm. The one I told her to buy is:Seagate Notebook Internal Hard Drive (ST9120821A)

SGE ST9120821ARK
• 120GB capacity, 5400RPM
• 8MB cache
• Ultra ATA/100

• Highly secure
• Low battery consumption
• For Mac® and PC

Can anyone tell me if this will work? Thanks.
 

A:Compatible Notebook Hard drive

That should be fine 44 pin
 

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Hi,

i'm trying to install a new hard drive in my notebook (dell, running windows 2000),
i know i need a startup disk, right?
but when i try to make a startup disk the system asks me for the cdrom of windows 2000, which i don't have.

the question is can i use any startup disk or one generated by the current os?

i have the cdrom of windows me and a startup disk of windows me, can i use those to install the new hard drive on my notebook?

plus, anything else i should know? any tutorial around?

thank you!
 

A:installing hard drive in a notebook

Are you wanting to install ME on the new disk? If so, then pop out the old HDD, and put in the new, and use the ME Startup disk to make sure the new drive is fdisked and formatted properly. After that, you can reboot and start installing the OS.

You can learn a lot from one of our member's sites.

rkselby98 and scroll down a little to the Hard drive and Installing Windows sections respectively
 

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I bought this 6 months ago and used it a hand full of times. This is the second time the error has come up. First time a hard reset fixed the issue. This time that is not working. What do I do

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I replaced a defective hard drive in my NEC 2205c notebook, all went well. When repowered, the screen remained black, I powered down, repeated the procedure with the same result. with the drive removed the startup stops at "starting WIN 95", next error MAG. ,as would be expected, "hard drive missing".
Where do I go; from here?

Wesleyd
 

A:notebook hard drive replacement

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I am trying to replace the Hard drive for my HP Pavilion Notebook. I was able to take out the old hard drive rather easily. I have also purchased a new hard drive. All I wanted to ask was that whether installing a new notebook hard drive is as easy as taking the old one out or will I need some installation kit, software etc etc. Also I'd really appreciate it if somebody could direct me to a site where I can find step by step instructions for installing my new hard drive.
 

A:Notebook Hard Drive Installation

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Hello. I have a Dell Inspiron 5160, which has a 100GB hard drive, interface type ATA-6. I have 5GB left, so I figured more storage was needed. I purchased a Seagate Momentus 5400.4 250GB hard drive, model ST9250827AS. Here is the problem. I included the model number in case I write the following wrong, the whole problem is in the look of the pins.

I went to install it and saw very quickly the interface pins are very different. On the notebook computer the interface has 42 straight pins, not including the jumpers. On the new hard drive, I can't even count pins because it is a different interface completely. There is a break in the pins...so its hard to describe, but I would say there are two banks of pins. One bank has 15 pins of different lengths and the other bank has 7 pins, also of different lengths. The jumpers seem to be in the same place though..

Has notebook hard drives changed since I bought it in 2004? Is there an adapter that I can get? If so, where could I get one and what would it be called?
HELP

Thank you for your help.
 

A:Trying to put a SATA 3.0Gb/s hard drive into my ATA-6 notebook

The new ATA harddrive does not come with the end connector (presently on your original drive)
You need to either purchase another end connector, or remove the original one (i Use a small flat screwdriver)

I couldn't find a quick pic on the net (actually didn't search much) but again it's the narrow block at the end of the original HardDrive
 

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i have an older ibm thinkpad 600E type 2645-4AH that runs on a PII with a 6.4GB Hitachi hard drive. i would like to install a larger hard drive 20GB or 30GB. i took a look at the hard drive in the notebook and it seems to be a size around 12.7mm (0.5 in.) most of the new notebook hard drives i can find are in the 9.5mm (0.37 in.) size. will there be any problems installing a thinner drive than my old drive in the notebook? will it be secure in place or will it move around too much and get easily damaged? would i also need to upgrade the bios?

tks for the help in advance.

jj
 

A:installing a new notebook hard drive

The thinner one will be OK. It is screwed into a cradle and that stops it from movong. No you should not need a bios update.
 

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The system board on my laptop caught fire, but i think the hard drive is still good. I want to install the thinner hard drive on my pc. What do I need to be aware of before I do it. I think I need some sore of adapter for the IDE connection. If anyone has ever done this before please let me know how it went and what you did.Thanks
 

A:install my notebook hard drive on pc

Does your PC support USB? If so - I would suggest purchasing a USB laptop HDD case that you install the HDD in:

http://www.cablesonline.net/usb25idelaph.html

 

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My wife (bless her heart) dumped a glass of wine on our relatively new HP notebook. The power immediately went out, and of course it wont start up at all. No power. I assume something shorted out or the power supply is cooked. I have no idea.

I was wondering if anyone knew if there was an adapter available out there that would allow me to plug her notepad hard drive into a regular PC via a USB, or Serial port. She's a teacher and has information saved on there vital to her job.
 

A:HP Notebook Hard Drive Adapter

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I took the hard drive out of my notebook and when I turned it over, there was a single click as if the little arm had shifted position in there. Is that OK or should they never ever make and mechanical noises?
 

A:Notebook hard drive noise

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My 4 year old toshiba satellite is now making noises when I tilt it or put any pressure (resting hands) over the area of the hard drive. It sounds like the hard drive is wobbling or jamming. If I keep tilting it the computer goes to the blue error screen and the computer restarts. Is my hard drive about to die me? Think there is somekind of fix for it?
 

A:notebook hard drive noises

Pop it open and see if anything is loose like Connectors ect ect....

Whilst you have it open turn it on and find what is making this sound..
 

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I have a HP Notebook with a 60G hard drive I want to replace it with a 120G which I have already bought.
The HP has the normal NTFS drive C patition and a FAT32 Recover Patition.
How can I best image the data from both patitions on the new drive??

Tom
 

A:Replacing a HP Notebook Hard drive

Not easily, I'm afraid, since you can only connect one drive at a time.

The easiest would be to buy an external USB enclosure for your new drive and then use a cloning tool to clone the old to the new. A recent user used XXClone running from Windows successfully.

The other method involves buying 2 adapters for the drives and connecting them to a desktop for the cloning process.

The enclosure could be used for your old drive as a backup and storage place after the cloning is finished, so that seems the logical best idea.

Free Drive Cloners/Imagers:

SystemRescueCD
EaseUs Disk Copy (Copies disks or partitions)
XXClone
CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
CloneZilla
Partition Saving
PCI CloneMaxx
Drive Image XML
HDClone
DriveClonerXP
Self-Image
copyr.dma (Copies disk with bad sectors for recovery)

Commercial Apps:

O&O DiskImage
Acronis True Image Home
Farstone Drive Clone (Drive image, snapshots, file/folder backups.)
EAZ-FIX Professional and Easy Image
Drive Snapshot
Keriver Image
Avanquest Copy Commander
Paragon Drive Backup
NovaBackup
R-Drive Image
Norton Ghost
HDClone Pro or Enterprise
Terabyte Image for Windows
Terabyte Image for DOS (can directly access FAT, FAT32, and NTFS partitions)
Spotmau Disk Clone & Backup
 

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I'm selling a dead notebook (Sony F270) that still has personal data and files on the hard drive. I replaced it with a newer Sony (FXA48) and doubt that I can simply switch hard drives to gain access.

What would you suggest?

PS I don't really want to buy a bunch of adapter cables (power & data) to hook it to a desktop but the only other option I can think of is a big magnet. I didn't really want to erase the OS and applications, kind of diminishes the value to the buyer.
 

A:Erasing hard drive on dead notebook

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Hi,
I need to repalce my hardrive for my Dell Studio 1555 notebook. I think I need to get a 2.5" 9mm SATA notebook hard drive, any suggestions for good products under ?40 ??

Thanks

A:Which 2.5" 9mm SATA notebook hard drive for under £40??

Here's a 500GB Toshiba HDD for ?30. That's a pretty decent price.

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Got all files copied. Put the hdd back. Found the flash bios for my model laptop and downloaded.

Got it installed.

Tried to do a refresh and the error said it was unable to do so as my hdd is locked.

How could it have gotten locked ? And how do I unlock it so I can refresh with a new Win 8.0 install ?

Thanks !

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Hi there, I bought this laptop 7 days ago- memory is saying have used 22gb out of 28 already. Got avira anti-virus- no viruses found- confused  Can't see any obvious space issues- not downloaded anything but googlechrome, java and avirait is a HP Notebook 14 ac 114na any ideas?    

A:hard drive full new laptop hp 14 notebook

Hi, The following link shows specs of your computer:      http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=9249482#!tab=specs It only has 32GB of storage, minus few others this won't give your much but it has a multi-format SD media card slot. Please use SD card to store user data. Windows 10 on your machine allows you to store some apps to this SD card to free up the primary storage. Regards.

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Hi,i'm searching for a notebook with 2 HDD slot, an Intel i7 cpu and at least 8GB DDR3 RAM....anyone knows some laptop with these features???? Thanks

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Has any one ever taken a notebook hard drive apart? I need to know the torx size of the screws so I won't have to order the whole set.
 

A:Notebook hard drive disassembly tools

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Hello,I seem to be having an issue with my computer, on start up I hear 3 quick beeps and 1 long beep and I am getting a message on startupBoot Device Not FoundPlease install an operating system on your hard disk.Hard disk (3F0)I have ran a startup test and the results are:100% of the system memory tested OK4,230,139,904 bytes of system memory tested OKHard Disk Not ExistAfter the startup test I did a Run-in Test the results are:100% of the system memory tested OK4,228,067,328 bytes of system memory tested OKMemory test passHard Disk Not ExistAfter running those tests and returning to the main menu I am receiving in blue letters:"Hard Disk Test" Failed"Boot device not found" (3F0)Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you for your time.

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Hi all, I have a problem with a HP Probook 650 G1. We need to replace the hard drive, because we want to save all files on that one. When I install another hard drive (brand new) into the notebook, it will start but freezes directly by the HP logo. I cannot access the BIOS. I tried it with another hard drive (from an old notebook), but both are not working. When I install the old hard drive the laptop will boot normally. I tested the brand new hard drive in another system, and there it will boot and give a message there is no bootable disk found (since it is a brand new drive, that's not weird). The problem should be in the notebook. Is there anyone who knows what the problem could be? Reseating the battery is also not working. Thank you for considering my question. BrokenWing

A:Notebook won't boot after installing another hard drive.

Hi It suggests to me that the HDD profile in the BIOS is mapped to one HDD only, and it is perhaps failing post? If so then I would look to change the HDD profile in the BIOS and use F10 save and reboot. If in doubt please ask.



Happy 2 [email protected]

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I have a compaq Evo N610C. My 40gb hard drive gave up the ghost today - not sure if it is only a software issue or hardware issue right now. I have been meaning to install a 150 gb hard drive that I have, so I took the opportunity to do so. I first partitioned the hd to c: 35 gb, d: 30gb and e: the rest. The computer recognized the hard drive so I installed xp on it. It works but is slower than before (even though the hd is 5400 rpm vs 4200 rpm, and faster in other areas as well) and is a bit quirky in other areas - IE often crashes, some windows do not load properly. I am going to format C: and then do a clean install of XP tomorrow but I want to know if there is something special that I should do because the hard drive is larger/newer/etc? The computer recognizes the brand and model of hd. I have win xp pro

A:[SOLVED] Notebook slower with new hard drive

I'd think the newer HD would be faster and assume it has a larger cache than an old 40G. Did you do a FULL format before installing Windows, not a quick format?

Unless you have a specific reason for using 3 partitions, I would use 1 or a max. of 2 if you're splitting OS/Data. Getting any install errors from a bad cd? Do a3full format and a clean install.

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Hi, I have been using my HP 15-r063tu Notebook for about 16 months. Recently, it has started behaving erratically, and on diagnosis I found that the hard drive is failing (Short DST Fails, and dozens of Disk Errors - Event ID 7, in Event Viewer). Hence, as advised by some, incl on this forum, I will get the HDD replaced very soon. I use the laptop only for office work, like working on MS-Word/Excel/Ppt files, and surf internet using IE, FF, and Chrome with multiple tabs. I have noticed that when I have all browsers open with many tabs, and a few Word/Excel files as well, the Task Manager shows memory usage over 90%. So, I seek advise on two counts - 1. Should i upgrade the RAM from 4Gb with another 4Gb to improve performance ? 2. The current HDD is an HGST one (500Gb SATA-III 6Gb/s 5400rpm with 8Mb cache). Will replacing it with a 500Gb SATA-III 6Gb/s 7200rpm with 32Mb cache HDD vastly improve performance or should I settle for a regular SATA-III 5400rpm one ? The cost is almost 50% more for a 7200rpm+32Mb cache one, hence the query. Thanks.Ramesh

A:Hard drive failing on HP 15-r063tu Notebook

Upgrading the RAM to 8GB on a notebook only used for productivity software doesn't really add enough value. 4GB is enough. Once you have replaced the hard disk ,then will be the time to see if having multiple apps open and browser with many tabs makes a difference in performance. Your notebook has an Intel i3 processor so it is not a performance notebook. Upgrading to a 500Gb SATA-III 6Gb/s 7200rpm with 32Mb cache HDD will give you some performance increase, but nowhere near what you will get with an SSD. I would just replace it with a SATA600 notebook drive with the same specs as the original unit. 

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I woke up today with SSOD after leaving the lapop leeping overnight. I have tried repairing, restoring, but with no luck. HP Extended disc diagnostics tell me that there is hard disc failure. My warrenty has just run out! How do I replace the hard drive and restore the operating system etc?

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Hey everyone,

So, I have a HP Pavilion zv5000 notebook. The hard drive died the other day, and I was told by a HP support staff that I need to order this part:

Part Number Specification
350210-001 40GB Ultra ATA/100 EIDE hard drive - 4,200 RPM, 2.5-inch
form factor, 1.0-inch height

However, upon taking the hard drive out, I noticed right away it is most definitely not 1.0-inches thick. It is 9.5mm thick. HPs own parts websites agree with the HP support person that my model requires that part number, and that part number is 1.0inches in height. Yet...I can clearly see with my own eyes that my hard drive is not 1 inch thick. I am 100% sure the hard drive "compartment" in the bottom of my laptop could not hold something 1 inch thick.

However, other third party websites seem to give conflicting reports. Most of them tell me that the part number, 350210-001, is 9.5mm in height, which certainly seems to correspond to what I am seeing myself. Yet some of the websites don't list this part as being compatible with my model, for example www.notebookparts.com. When I search this site by model, I get a different set of HDs, yet all of them are 9.5mm. I have done some extensive googling of different part retailers, and I have found about half of them list 9.5mm as the height of this part, and others list 1.0inches.

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A:Replacement Notebook Hard Drive Confusion

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I woke up today with SSOD after leaving the lapop sleeping overnight. I have tried repairing, restoring, but with no luck. HP Extended disc diagnostics tell me that there is hard disc failure. My warrenty has just run out! How do I replace the hard drive and restore the operating system etc?

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Hi recently, my HP 15-r005na Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) hard drive got corrupted and I had to format it  using one partition. After many trials I managed to install windows 8 and upgrade it to win 8.1. The main problem the system failed to upgrade to win 10, I keep getting the problem: "can not find the drivers", Is there any way to recover those two extra partitions were originaly created by HP in my laptop?. At the moment win 8.1 is working almost fine, I had to install most drivers using HP site.

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I have a Compaq 2190US notebook (specs ) with XP-SP2 Home, and it sorta died over the weekend.

It seems that the networking portion of the OS went berzerk. I was hardly able to boot into windows at all, and if it did work it was incomprehensibly slow (like taking 5+ minutes to go from the logon screen to the desktop). Booting into Safe Mode worked fine, but Safe Mode With Networking had the same issue. That's why I believe the networking is the culprit (I know, my deductive reasoning powers are astounding!).

So I began following the MS KB article about troubleshooting with a clean boot, and tried doing what it said about removing unsigned drivers. Unfortunately, I didn't quite do what it said. When I did the search for unsigned drivers in windows/system 32/drivers, I clicked the "check subfolders" option, which I guess I shouldn't have done. It therefore found that everything in the "etc" subfolder was unsigned, so I tried removing that whole folder and placing its contents in another temporary folder in the root. I also removed two PGP drivers.

When I tried to boot back up, the system would completely freeze at the logon screen. Either that, or I at least could not interact with the system at all. The keyboard and mouse did nothing.

I tried using the Recover Console, but it won't let me access that temporary folder to copy the drivers back to windows/system 32/drivers/etc." So I tried doing a repair installation with the XP CD... Read more

A:Solved: Notebook Hard Drive Adapter Question

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I m replacing the internal hard drive on a hp pavilion zt1135 notebook.

I replaced original hard drive with a
Toshiba MK4025GAS (HDD2190) Hard Disk Drive
-40 gb

I followed the instalation instructions for the hard drive precisely, and there is apparently no needed software or dirvers with the drive that need to be installed to make the drive work. Should just be simple plug and play.

I inserted disk 1 of the 3 cd recovery set that came with the notebook, rebooted, entered bios setup and changed the boot order to boot off the cd rom. I saved the configuraion and rebooted. Now thisis what is happening.

It attemptes to boot off the cd-rom, a Message displays saying "floppy emulated booting"

Then:

Hard disk boot sector invalid
Press 'H' to retry hard disk, any other key for the next device.

Any advice on where I can go from here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Replacing internal hard drive, hp notebook.?

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Hi recently, my HP 15-r005na Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) hard drive got corrupted and I had to format it  using one partition. After many trials I managed to install windows 8 and upgrade it to win 8.1. The main problem the system failed to upgrade to win 10, I keep getting the problem: "can not find the drivers", Is there any way to recover those two extra partitions were originaly created by HP in my laptop?. At the moment win 8.1 is working almost fine, I had to install most drivers using HP site.

A:HP 15 Notebook: hard drive made to one partition and format ...

Hi there @A-Shah, May the Forums be with you!  I understand that your hard drive was corrupted and you created one partition and formatted it all, and now you want to recover  the partitions that were deleted. I am happy to help with this. One of those partitions would have been the recovery partition, with the factory image. If you did not previously make a set of recovery media, using your recovery drive then you would need to look at getting a set from HP if they are available.  Please see HP PCs - Obtaining HP Recovery Discs or an HP USB Recovery Drive, for how to do that. I hope that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.

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Hi, and let me just thank anyone who reads this beforehand.

I recently purchased a Gateway P-7805u laptop,

Operating System: Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090302-1506)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4090MB RAM
Page File: 1543MB used, 6840MB available
Harddrive Model: Hitachi HTS723232L9A360

It was a dream for the first 20 or so days. One time, I was drain testing the battery, and the computer shut itself off due to a dead battery (I mistakenly thought Vista would automatically put it to sleep or something...). I plugged it in and everything was good to go.

Later that night or the next day, my computer crashed, I did not find the reason but the following day when I tried to turn it back on, I had to go through the "repair your computer" option, and everything seemed fixed.. Later, I got a Lexmark X7675 printer, and after installing the software, my computer refused to work. It booted once, but hung within a minute of logging in, and after that, I received a system_service_exception 0x0000003B error for all options: repair, normal boot, last working configuration, safe boot
Finally I had to use my recovery disk to get it working, and upon installing the software again, I thought it was causing problems, so I entered safe mode and removed it.
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A:Notebook randomly hangs - hard drive error?

Bad drives are not "unheard of".
I once bought a laptop where the hard-drive crashed in a matter of two weeks...
the seller just replaced my computer with a new one.

Sounds like you are still under warranty. I would suggest that as your first option.
Back up your data files, if you can...
Something like Apricorn's utility -might- help you, even if you cannot recover data through other means.

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A:hp 2000 notebook Hard Drive DST short failure, Reinstall?

Hi, if the PC came originally with Windows 8 preinstalled the product key is embedded in the BIOS so it would be detected automatically. Here is a great tutorial how to install Windows 8 Clean Install - Windows 8.

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System: Home built PC: (C:) 240GB SSD for OS, (E:) 1TB HDD for file storage and backup, (H:) 1TB HDD for large applications and video editing files. All drives are Simple, Basic, and none have encryption. All use the SATA connectors.

Process:
I had Windows 7 Home 64 bit with, among many other things, Comodo Internet Security, Virtualbox, ImageDisk.
During the upgrade process, I noticed that Windows 10, during the upgrade, ran the file system check and fix "problems" on the H: drive.
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A:hard drive upgrade

and welcome to the Forum

What does not work correctly?

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A:Hard drive upgrade

IMO, No drivers will be need.
Did make all Recovery Disks, so you can reinstall to the new HD?

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is there still any way that i will be able to upgrade my existing os to either win2000 or winxp and a new larger hard drive or has the useful life of my older pc passed?

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I am about to upgrade my system and need help as to how to get there.
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Albatron KX600 mother board, AMD 2800+ processor.
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Sec ESDI Ctrlr = DVD RDR Master and CD-RW Slave.

WHAT I WANT (I think):
Pri ESDI Ctrlr = Maxtor 80 GB drive Master, with Windows XT and DVD RDR Slave (I have an upgrade Win XT CD)
Sec ESDI Ctrlr = IBM 13 GB drive Master and CD-RW Slave.

I am told that the reason the 80 GB drive is not recognized by Win ME is that both drives are on the Pri ESDI controller.(?)

I guess that my first step is to put the 80 GB drive on the Sec ESDI Ctrlr as Master and format the drive (if ME will recognize it).
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Hello all,

I would like a second opinion on this hard drive before I buy it, I currently have this:

http://www.seagate.com/docs/pdf/data...entus_5400.pdf

But it's only 160GB, which is quite small so I want to upgrade it

I found this:

Seagate 250GB 2.5" SATA-II Momentus Hard Drive.. | Ebuyer.com

As far as I'm aware it will fit and work, but can someone please double check this for me please?

Or if someone knows of a better 7200rpm 2.5" SATA hard drive with at least 16MB cache and at least 250GB capacity, that's in a similar price range, then I would love to hear about it

I have considered getting an SSD, but they're like 10 times more expensive, so I'll wait until I've got enough money to build my own PC

Thanks,

Tom

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Hello Tom,

For that size and speed, that's not a bad price at all. I found this one at the same site below. It's the same HDD, but the 320GB version for just 8 pounds more if you needed more space.

Seagate 320GB 2.5" SATA-II Momentus Hard Drive.. | Ebuyer.com

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Thanks very much in advance!

Jim
 

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Hello,

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Thank You In Advance !

surmay

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How to instal and transfer old C drive data to new upgraded hard drive?

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 Dear Customer,Remove the HDD and connect it to a working PC and backup the data Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further support http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click on the link In order to Identify, Prevent, Diagnose & Recover from Drive Failures on HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Drives : http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02876562.pdfHope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,Techtoday

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A:hard drive upgrade

Hi, Nothing to stop you to do that. My suggestion (a) Clone HDD to new SSD using cloning software (normally SSD vendor will supply one),(b) Physical swap HDD to SSD, I've swapped around dozen of laptops and the successful rate is 100% on Sandisk and Crucial SSD's. Regards. 

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I have an IBM 380z laptop with a 2 gig hard drive. I recently purchased a fujitsu 30 gig hard drive, model mhn2300at (this was listed as being compatible with the 380z). I installed the disk and prepared to partition it. FDISK indicated that there were only 8.5 gigs on the drive. Do I need to upgrade the bios? I went to the most recent IBM bios upgrade and upgraded the bios. It still read 8.5 gig. Is there a bios configuration I need to do? If so, what is it?

Thanks
 

A:IBM Hard drive upgrade

It sure sounds like a BIOS problem ( as in too old to "see" a 30 gigs). Couple of things to do.
In BIOS see if under STANDARD usualy the first option in BIOS) check and see if the Primary IDE is set to AUTO. If it's on AUTO then try USER instead and input the Heads, Cylinders etc from the label on the hard drive). If that doesn't help , then download from ibm web site the Disk Manager utility for the hard drives. It will make a floppy disk , boot up with that floppy and in the IBM menu should see a feature that will let you install a small utility on the hard drive which will bypass the BIOS .Installing that utility can cause crashes in case that you will use some system utilities ( i.e. McAfee).. just so you know..
HTH

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Hi, I asked awhile ago about how to move to a new hard drive and now I'm having trouble deciding on what to move to. Or if it's even worth moving at all.

Current hard drive: Western Digital Caviar 300GB

This is my boot drive. It's rated as 5.9 on the WEI but I have no idea how useful this measurement is, I had a search on this forum and someone got a score of 5.9 with a 300GB VelociRaptor (here: Best Windows Experience Index - Hard Drive?).

With a drive like that would I actually get any performance increase? It seems as though you should do, but WEI suggests otherwise?

I've searched online but much of the information about HDD's seems contradictory.

E.g.

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A:Hard Drive Upgrade

If you're obsessed with the WEI, consider an SSD. They're more expensive, but they make better numbers.

I forget what I got with a WD Velociraptor 300, but a single Crucial M225 gives 7.3.

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I currently have dual 200GB Fujitsu (5400rpm) hard drives in my Vaio. I'd like to up the C: drive to 320GB and 7200rpm.

1) Any brand preferences? I don't really know what's "good."

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As always, any help would be appreciated!

A:Which hard drive upgrade?

1. Western Digital hard drives are very good these days.

2. To my knowledge I believe so

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Right now i have a Western Digital 250 GB 7200 RPM hard drive.

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?modelno=WD2500KS&x=0&y=0

That should lead to the support page for my drive. I do play games on my PC a lot, like Fallout: New Vegas and Dead Rising 2. My hard drive right now is kind of old and I'm thinking I'm going to upgrade it one way or another, but just don't know what would be a good new drive. I'm kind of partial to Western Digital, but I'm open to suggestions, if it means a good deal. Not sure if I want to get a SSD, because they are still a bit expensive, but again I'm open to suggestions. Also I don't need a whole lot of storage space (the more the merrier though), but I do need more than 60 GB, like some of SSD are. I don't know if it will matter, but when I get the new drive I'll be installing Windows 7 Professional on to it. Lastly, I have SATA 3Gb/s on my motherboard. If you need any other Specs from me, just let me know.
 

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Probably a stupid question but... would a UDMA100 hdd work as a replacement drive with my existing UDMA66 board (K7 Pro from MSI )?

My board has the most recent update drivers for the AMD-756 Busmaster IDE controller (v1.36). The cable connectors are 40 pin.

I assume I couldn't go to a UDMA133 drive?
 

A:Hard-drive upgrade...

Yep, no problem with either the ATA-100 or ATA-133 drive. Obviously, they'll only run at the maximum speed of the MB interface, but they'll work fine. I'd also treat the drive to an 80 conductor cable, because I believe you'll be limited to ATA-33 speeds on the interface with the 40 conductor cable.
 

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Hi, tomorrow I'm going to buy a hard drive for my Dell dimension 3000, and I wanna ask what kind of hard drive can I get. Of course a really large hard drive because I'm stuck with a 38.4 GB HDD. I wanna know 2 things:

What kind of HDD? (ATA,SATA,IDE whateva i dont know)
What is the largest compatible hardrive I can get?
Can I add the hard drive, or I have to replace it with the current one?

Here's a picture of the current HDD I have from my device manager:


Please help, thank you
Chaz
 

A:Hard Drive Upgrade...not so sure

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I have a dell with media direct,and i want to upgrade my hard drive,will 7ultimate make an image of my drive with the media direct on it? I have two os on hard drive, but dont know where the dell dirct partition is. THERE is a small partition a front of drive c. I want to use system image from external hard dive that I created with windows 7

A:upgrade hard drive

I'm not totally sure about this, but I don't think the native Windows 7 image backup will image the whole drive.

You may want to look into either Acronis or Paragon. They will both image full drives. They both also have free versions which will do what you are trying to do.

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I have recently obtained an old home made PC.I don't know the motherboard details,but it has an Intel Pentium[r]MMX[TM] processor.The processor is socket 7,it also has a 2.11 GB hard-drive.This brings me to my query,what is the largest hard-drive that would run on this system? The processor speed is:125 megahertz,PCI Bus Master IDE Control:Intel 82371AB/EB.I intend to upgrade the memory which at present is 48MB,but if I can up the hard-drive that would give me more scope.Also is there another processor that would give better speed that is also socket 7? Any help would be gratefully received.
derekr54
 

A:Hard Drive Upgrade.

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I have an 80gb hard drive and want to upgrade to a bigger hard drive, and keep the 80gb installed and use that to store all my music file etc.

However think im going to come across a problem.

My version of windows is OEM, and I only have a fujitsu siemens recovery disk.

Could I clone the 80gb and put that onto the bigger drive, will I have problems with ie activating xp in the new drive.

Please could anyone tell me if im likely to have issues regarding this, I do have the xp key

The model of pc is fujitsu siemens scaleo 600 pentium 4 512gb ram
 

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Hello,

Am looking to upgrade my PC. I got it about 3 years ago. I will attach all the specs for the computer.

I would like to upgrade my Hard Drive for sure but don't know what Hard Drive would be compatible with my computer Should I go with internal or external because the PC is old and I can use the external on another comp. down the road or just get an internal drive My hard drive is 20gb and I would like atleast 500 -750gb
 

A:Upgrade Hard Drive

Internal to install your operating system and external to store data. I would recommend SATA drive but since your computer is old, it may not have SATA ports. If that's the case then your other options are IDE drives.
 

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i currently have a toshiba satellite a135-s7403. it has a factory installed 80gb SATA drive at 5400rpm.

i was wondering if anyone knew if this computer can be upgraded to a 7200rpm drive, or should i just stick with 5400?

or at least let me know what stats i should look for that would tell me if i can upgrade to that.

thanks.
 

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I'm thinking of upgrading my hard drive from a 500 GB to a 2 TB. I have the Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate OEM edition.

I'm wanting to use this method of transfer:Installing XXCLONE on my computer
Connecting the NEW drive to my computer via USB (Using a SATA to USB cable). Windows will read it as an external hard drive, for now
Using XXCLONE, backing up my current C:\ drive partition in its entirety to my new SATA III drive (the one stated in the previous step)
Physically uninstall my 500 GB Hard drive from my computer, and installing my new 2 TB hard drive
Booting up my computer and then use Windows 7 Disk Management to extend the partition out to the full 2 TB
Will this work? Or is there another solution? I have not tried to see if XXCLONE would recognize an external hard drive or not, but my guess is that it would.

My second question is this, regarding my copy of Windows 7. Will I have any problems in terms of licensing after the process is complete? If so, then how would I remedy this?

A:Hard Drive upgrade

  
Quote: Originally Posted by JOSHSKORN


I'm thinking of upgrading my hard drive from a 500 GB to a 2 TB. I have the Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate OEM edition.

I'm wanting to use this method of transfer:Installing XXCLONE on my computer
Connecting the NEW drive to my computer via USB (Using a SATA to USB cable). Windows will read it as an external hard drive, for now
Using XXCLONE, backing up my current C:\ drive partition in its entirety to my new SATA III drive (the one stated in the previous step)
Physically uninstall my 500 GB Hard drive from my computer, and installing my new 2 TB hard drive
Booting up my computer and then use Windows 7 Disk Management to extend the partition out to the full 2 TB
Will this work? Or is there another solution? I have not tried to see if XXCLONE would recognize an external hard drive or not, but my guess is that it would.

My second question is this, regarding my copy of Windows 7. Will I have any problems in terms of licensing after the process is complete? If so, then how would I remedy this?


Lincensing and drivers. You may.only need to call MS, and download the correct drivers for the new hardware.

Ken J

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