Hello to all fellow Lenovo owners. Recently, my G570 Hard drive crashed. I removed it and will purchase anew one but desperately need detailed, specific instructions about formatting, partitioning and installing Windows 7and whatever else is necessary to get up and running. I'm not a techie, but am handy and wiling/able to learn.Thanks in advance for any help. dcnyr
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Were you able to Create a Recovery Disc from the old HDD when it was still working? or you have an RCD when you first got the unit?
Because if you have, you don't have to worry about any partition or procedure just pop the First RCD and just follow the Prompt,
but If you were not able to create set of Recovery CD then,
First you can contact Lenovo To Purchase a recovery CD
and another option is this:
"There's a big possibility that you're able to activate Windows 7 64bit using that COA,
1. Create a recovery disc (just in case something goes wrong, you can revert back the preloaded OS)
2. Download and install Belarc Advisor to extract the Windows 7 product key on the BIOS.
3. Download a Windows 7 ISO and burn it using imgburn. Check here how
4. Install Windows 7 using this guide (use the key that you obtained from Step 2 if necessary)."
Hope this helps,
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Can anyone help me ?
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I believe the HDD is under the top cover which is hard to get to.
You should get a Service Center to do it for you, so nothing gets damaged and your warranty stays valid.
We need to recover the hard disk as an ex-employee has deleted some files within the OS.
We don't want to reinstall Windows as it my effect some of the other files he has deleted, by accident!!!!
We have the software to recover the data but need to gain access to the Hard Disk and remove it, then run it on our test machine.
Does anyone have any idea how to remove the hard disk?
you find the HDD when you turn the A100 at the right side! You have to remove only one screw and take the small HDD flap away! Then you can pull out the HDD!
I have seen other posts on this but no definitive answer.
My HDD is dying and needs replacing. I see the posotion of the HDD is LHS under the palm rest and there appears to be a removable flap - other posts say there is just one screw to remove but there are no visible screws under the machine.
I have changed HDDs on other Toshibas with absolutetly no problem - anyone any ideas?
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When this screw is removed Hold the HDD tab and pull out the HDD assembly. Next step is to detach the HDD bracket from the HDD.
The unit is pretty new and before you do anything checks if the warranty is still valid.
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You could try and call MS support and explain your problem. You might need to call several times as some of the support guys are less friendly than others.....
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My HP nc6320 has a knackered hard drive. I'm looking for a replacement but can't locate one.
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Here's three, two are WD.
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Check all the cables.
Check your HD.
Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Help, I replaced me hard drive as the one in my system was bust so unable to make a recovery disc.
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I have a Compaq Presario 1260 laptop with Win98 and a 4gb Fujitsu IDE hard drive. I need to replace the hard drive. Can anyone tell me what I need to look for in my new hard drive to make sure that it is compatible with my computer (ie Capacity, Physical Size, interface, etc)?
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[This message has been edited by TechGuy (edited 02-13-2001).]
I received a SMART error, warning me to change my hard drive a failure may be imminent. So I need to change my hard drive and need some info.
I have a HP Pavilion 6460 system, running windows 98.
My current hard drive is: Quantam Bigfoot TS9.6A (pm)
Secondary master: CD-532E-B-(sm)
Install Memory: 96mb
Memory Bank 0: 64 mb SDRAM
memory Bank 1: 32 mb SDRam
Legacy Diskette A: 1.44 mb 3 1/2
According to HP support I need to purchase a drive with the same or more and I would like some opinions on what drive to purchase...what drive will work ie: # of pins etc. What is the best for the money etc. Thanks allot!!!!
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Last week my "d" drive went south for the winter.
Thats all right I told it to stay there and I'm getting another from Maxtor under warrenty.
Since I'm not the local hardware-man is there anything I should know before I mount the thing in, hook it up, and put the power to it?
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1. I see no COA sticker on this laptop. I'm not sure about how to activate once 8.1 is loaded.
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Hi, I have a hp omnibook xe 4100 and the hard drive has packed up - (ticking) the model of the hard drive is a ibm travelstar ic25n020atcs04-0 and is only 20gb
i can purchase the same one but they are expensive for such a little hard drive
Can i change the hard drive for a totally different model or do i have to keep it the same?
Also how do i find out the type of hardrive it is as others i have seen do not have this type of connector?
thanks for your help
Yours is a standard PATA drive using a standard 44-conductor PATA connector. It is a given the system will handle a drive as large as 137 Gigabytes; but, it may go even higher depending on whether your board and OS supports 48-bit addressing.
Just be sure you get Parallel ATA (PATA) as opposed to Serial ATA (SATA). The connectors are very different. You'll need a drive with a 2.5-inch form factor.
As you shop, pay attention to the fact that you can usually get a drive with a three-year warranty for just a very few dollars more than the cheapest on in the list. Example: This drive for $55 carries a one-year warranty while this one for $60 carries three and this one for $60 carries five years.
Sometimes the warranty periods aren't listed on the dealer's web site and you have to get that information on the manufacturer's site. All Western Digital Scorpio drives carry a three-year warranty while Seagate's Momentus drives carry five years. Most drives carry only one year so if you shop smartly and pay just a very few extra bucks, you get a far better warranty.
Another consideration: I would be careful about getting fooled into buying an extended warranty on a hard disk from a dealer. I have a lot of first-hand experience that the replacement procedure from Seagate, Western Digital, Maxtor, Toshiba and Hitachi and they are all fast and relatively trouble-fre... Read more
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I want to replace it with a 2 Seagate Hard drives, a 1TB & a 2TB so I can back up on one. My motherboard is a MSI A75MA-G55 & I know it will accommodate more than one hard drive, possibly more than 2, I'm just not sure how to install them in sequence. Would I be better off to buy a 2TB hard drive & and external drive for backups?
How important is the rest of the info on the hard drive, such as Site Code, Firmware, etc. I want to make sure that I get the right replacements that are compatible.
Also, I hope to be able to install Windows 7 & I have an ISO file that I put on a flash drive. Not sure how to install Win 7 on a new hard drive b/c I have no idea how it will find the other info on my computer.
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How important are the #'s on a hard drive when buying 2, possible a 2TB & a 1TB, or maybe 3 to put my operating system on a separate hard drive.
I don't see how a clean installation on Windows 7 will find all the items in my device manager....can't see how this works with a new install. So, after installing new hard drives (1-3) &/or an external drive for backups, I don't know ... Read more
You would be better off getting one HDD to put in your computer and an external one for your backups (actually two external HDDs for backups would be much better since even a backup HDD can fail without warning but only one is better than none). The external HDDs should be connected to your computer only when updating the backups; they should not be permanently connected.
Using an internal HDD for backups is a bad idea because the same thing that can cause data to be lost on the main drive can also take out the data on an internal backup drive.
If you can swing it, I prefer using the Western Digital (WD) Blacks for internal drives. WD has a better reputation than Seagate for drive reliability and customer service. I've had only six Seagates; two died within a year and a third, a SSHD, was a disappointment performancewise. Of the 23 WD drives I've had, only two have failed; one other one arrived DOA (which could have been caused by rough handling in shipment), which the vendor promptly replaced and now is humming away in my machine happy as a kitten under a leaky cow.
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The hard drive is failing. I'd like to replace it.
How do I know what kinds of hard drives may be good substitutes here? Might go to a 60gb. I have expanded my RAM.
I'd like to know what kinds of hard drive I could replace it with. General descriptions would be good.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 22.214.171.124
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+, x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 751 Mb
Graphics Card: S3 Graphics ProSavage 8A26 (Microsoft Corporation), 16 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39189 MB, Free - 22520 MB;
Motherboard: MicroStar Inc. , MS-6511 , 1.0 , 00000000
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I suppose I should know but.......
My hard drive needs replacement
I am told I need to ensure the replacement is ide? and should be compatable with the motherboard
Can anyone advise the biggest drive I could buy without having problems I was hoping to get one about 500gb but will that give me any problems? My friend says he will install it but the responsibility is mine to get the right one. I would be very grateful for any information or recommendation as to product.
You can look thru Here ... I only see one 500gig.
And welcome to the TSG Forum
I wanted to get a ASUS G53SX series or ASUS A53SV series laptop. All the specs looked real good but the hard drive only runs at 5400rpm.
I was wondering if ASUS laptops could have the hard drive easily replaced so I can grab a 7200rpm hard drive at a cheap price and replace it.
If so, what "numbers" for the new hard drive do I needa concentrate on besides the RPM and the GB.
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I have actually never done a hard drive swap and a full restore. I was wondering if you all could help me out heres what i want to do.
I have a full entire backup of all files on my computer. (took like 6 hours to backup)
I want to take the 2 tb hard drive ive purchased and hook it up by sata and remove the old hard drive then restore my computer back to as if it were exactly the same without anything changing.
1. )do i have to backup my registry in a different way than windows 7 backup utility.
2. )will i lose any data throughout the process and will all applications including games and everything on the drive function correctly?
*note i am not changing any other hardware in the machine just simply swapping the hard drives.*
thanks, let me know what i need to do to make this happen
You say you have a "full entire backup".
What do you mean?
An image of your C partition?
A file by file backup of all files on the C partition?
You don't have to separately backup the registry.
What application are you using to make this "full entire backup"??
Whether you will lose data or need to reinstall applications depends on exactly what you are doing and we don't have enough info at this point.
I have a 40gb hard drive that has the OS on it. I am close to maxing it out and want to replace it with an 80gb hard drive. Is there a way to copy or clone the drive so I do not have to re-install everything? I have an external hookup to connect the SATA drive.
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I need to replace the hard drive on my laptop. The hard drive type is ATA, model- Toshiba MQ01ABD050, Serial Number 627JP0k1T, capacity- 500 GB. My laptop model is hp Envy m6. I would like to replace with 1TB hard drive, if its possible to replace the 500GB with 1TB hard drive, how much will it cost?
Hi, An example of what you're looking for is on the link below. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-MQ01ABD100-5400RPM-9-5mm-Internal/dp/B009AYVNMQ?ie=UTF8&keywords=toshiba%20mq01abd100&qid=1413837867&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1 Regards, DP-K4 more replies
Hi, I need to replace the hard drive on my son's Pavilion 15 lap-top. Can anyone recomend what I need to buy. I dont have a back up cd so presumably i have to re-load windows etc as well ? Thanks very muchAde
Here is the Service Manual: Manual Supports 6.35 cm (2.5 in) hard drives in 9.5 mm (.37 in) and 7.0 mm (.28 in) thicknesses (all hard drives use the same bracket) So that confirms it will accept the one I linked in the post above. Unfortunately, hard drive removal is a bit tricky. Start on p. 85 of the manual which shows how to remove the top cover. You can skip over the part about removing the screen and jump to p. 105 for the hard drive. This series of pictures will also likely help: http://www.myfixguide.com/manual/hp-pavilion-15-p000-disassembly/ If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.5 more replies
I cannot find the access point/cover to the hard drive in my Toshiba 2515CDS
My replacement hard drive has arrived, and I feel pretty stupid, BUT, my
owners manual does NOT address this location. It shows every possible
detail for the top/bottom/front/back/and both sides, but NOWHERE is the
hard drive access cover shown. Can someone HELP???
See if you have any rubber feet on the base of that laptop. Remove the feet, and find your screws (most likely).
if i wanted to replace my laptop hard drive how would i find out what model to replace with
like how do i know if mine is sata pata ide etc i took it out earlier and it didnt really say much on it i measured and it is
W 70mm x L 100mm x D roughly 8mm (i say roughly as it had a metal cage screwed to it)
and pins it had
a group of 15 contact points
a group of 7 contact points
a group of 4 pins
also thought worth mentioning
(i was under the impression laptops had 2.5 inch HDDS this was nearer 2 3/4 inchs ? )
thankys anyone who can provide any help/info on this
Speccy will tell you more than anyone wants to know
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I am replacing a hard drive. I have it installed and it is recognized in the system setup. When I install the "system recovery" disks, I get "invalid system drive. Please replace and hit any key." The CD drive light is continually on. Any suggestions?
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I want to replace the SATA HDD in my Dell Dimension 4700 with a larger SATA drive, but I don't want to start from scratch because I only have the Dell restoration WinXP Prof CD, not the retail version. Is there a way I can "clone" the present drive? What hardware and software would I need? I once did this with Maxtor IDE drives, using Maxblast. But I think that only works with Maxtor drives. I haven't yet bought the HDD, so I don't know what brand I'll be dealing with. Also, there's only 1 SATA connector inside the computer, so I guess one of the drives will have to connect via USB. Any help here will be appreciated. Thank you.
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need to replace the hard drive serial # [personal information removed] in my Envy touchsmart 17t-j100. Can't afford sata right now. Any suggestion to where I can purchase one compatible to the original. This is a 1TB 5400-rpm.
terfig wrote:..... Can't afford sata right now. ...Hi, You MUST use SATA, no choice. Probably you are talking about SSD. There are many standard HDD's around. I bought one of the following HDD's last week to test few things - much cheaper elsewhere http://cplonline.com.au/hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/2-5-seagate-1tb-with-8g-mlc-seagate-momentus-xt-laptop-hdd-st1000lm014.html http://cplonline.com.au/hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/seagate-st1000lx001-1tb-laptop-sshd-w-32gb-nand-2-5inch-sata.html You can buy Toshiba, WD, Hitachi, ... Regards.4 more replies
I recently checked in the HP website is possible to upgrade your hard drive and I would like to change my HP mini 1104 laptop for 1TB hard drive because the original one is practically full and I believe this is the best option. I tried to contact HP store parts sellers and they mention I need to check if the conexion is SATA or IDE and I have not idea and I am not intending to open the laptop as yet. I also tried HP store email and somebody wrote me this: HP Mini 1104 (ENERGY STAR) (A7K66UT), the PC supports the following hard drives: 320 GB, 5400 rpm, 9.5 and 7.0 mm 250 GB, 5400 rpm, 9.5 and 7.0mm This have confused me because I saw in amazon they have 1TB for my model and the photo says it is SATATSM 2.5 LAPTOP HARD DISK DRIVE FOR HP MINI 110-1000 110-1100 110-1200 110-3000 110-3100 210-1000 1104 1tbI have the... Read moreMore replies
I would like to replace my 15g hard drive with a 80g one... i don't wand to have a slave just one drive with everything on it. Can i Copy everything from my current drive onto the new one with out reinstalling xp and everything esle?
if someone can tell me how i would really appreciate it. thanks
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We have several systems that are not likely to be replaced within the next ten years. The use a dos os and the file structure uses less than 100 MB. We use the 3 1/4 floppy for backup and communicate through the com port to make backups of the db. I have a thought to replace the ide hard drive with a flash drive. Is there an adapter that would allow you to use the ide port on the mother board to plug in a usb drive? There are probably some connectivity issues with bootup that but can probably be addressed by booting from floppy, or even by placing the right files on stick. Any thoughts?
What are these DOS systems used for? Some sort of monitoring of equipment? There is probably no provision to boot from an external device on these, and I don't think they can be made to boot from anything but a internal hard drive or Floppy
I want to replace my hard drive. It is a Toshiba 80GB, HDD2D32, MK8032GSX.
I was hoping to find one on a big site like Amazon or maybe even Toshiba. No joy.
I have found them for sale on small sites that I've never heard of and I'm not sure what I will be buying.......is 'new' really new or some sort of salvaged part.
Question: Is there any websites that give a substitute drive of known quality, eg: Seagate?
I'm assuming that if the physical size and connector pin layout is correct then I should be able to use any manfacturer?
Newegg.com or Outpost.com are good places to start. I think that drive is a SATA drive for a laptop, so you'll need a 2.5" laptop SATA drive.
If you need to clone your existing drive to the new drive, you will also need a USB to SATA cable to clone the data. Or if you have a desktop with available SATA ports, you can clone the drive from the desktop.
Otherwise you can do a fresh install with you notebook install discs.
my hard drive is getting rather noisy it makes grinding noises when ever i open an application so i think its time for replacement, i have and external hard drive which is 640 GB is there a way i can remove that one so i can use it in my PC and also will it last as long as an normal hard drive,
The external drive is a simple tech 640 gigabyte desktop external drive, i cannot for the life of me figure out how to open this damn thing so if i can able to use this in my PC how do i open it ?
please respond asap thanks
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I want to replace the 2.75" hard drive in an old IBM Thinkpad laptop. The replacement drive, however, is thinner than the original so there is a problem aligning the pins with the holes in the drive bay connector.
Has anyone had this problem? Exact pin alignment is critical. Is there a commercially available adapter shim that will solve the problem or should I try to make one?
By any chance, does your old HDD have a metal casing?
If so, remove that case and put the new HDD in it.
It is highly unlikely that a newer drive would be thinner than the old.
Hello,I need to replace the hard drive in my laptop HP Notebook P1A99UA#ABL.What size and specs of the hard drive I should buy?Thanks a lot.
Hi, Your machine is an HP 15-af148ca : http://support.hp.com/hr-en/document/c04791384 Would you like to use the same as the original HDD, which is a 1TB 5400RPM hard drive ? You can use any standard 2.5" HDD for laptops on the market today. Please buy a faster HDD which has 7200RPM and big cache such as http://cplonline.com.au/hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/seagate-st1000lx001-1tb-laptop-sshd-w-32gb-nand-2-5inch-sata.html or much smaller cache: http://cplonline.com.au/hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/hitachi-2-5-1tb-sata3-7200rpm-laptop-hard-drive.html Regards.3 more replies
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 126.96.36.199
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 805 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8159 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 840464 MB;
Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, N68S3B
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
I have found through the tech guys here that my hard drive is failing. My question is...is there any criteria that I need to follow in buying another drive. Or would any good hard drive work in my machine?
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My 80 GIG hard drive is making grinding noises and is about to give out. Best-Buy has a bargain 160 GIG drive on sale today ($39) so I am doing the obvious this afternoon and going to replace mine.
I would like to have some assurance I am taking all the correct steps before i shut down my PC and cannot get back online for advise.
1. I made a complete backup copy of my C: and Da partition on one drive) onto a seperate external hard drive using NERO.
2. I made a startup disk on 3 1/2 disk.
3. I have my Windows ME disk available.
4. The old hard drive has not completely given out so I prefer to try to extract all the files directly rather then through the external backup.
What I intend to doLEASE ADVISE ME ON THIS PART
1. Mount the new drive as SLAVE and use DOS XCOPY to copy all files from old to new drive.
2. Remove old drive and set new drive as MASTER
3. If those steps didnt work then start computer with 3 1/2 disk and install Windows ME from CD (oops-will I have CD drivers? how do I load those?)
4. If I get Windows loaded then load NERO software and use restore function to extract backup from the external hard drive.
restart the computer
Am I on the right track? should that 3 1/2 disk have any more files? maybe some drivers to see the CD and the external hard drive?
Will I have to mess with the BIOS I get to it from F8 key-right?
What steps have I missed? Should I have any other backups of system files?
This is what I would do Knot ok
You have 2 hdd's and the 80 gig is still ok yes?
Make sure the second (back up) drive is empty and just back up your .exe progs like nero or firefox etc.
Make sure no ME OS files are on it, remove it and set the jumpers to slave.
Make a ME boot disk then install your new drive jumpered as master.
You will of course have to fdisk it and format it.
Install ME then add the second drive. Then just transfer your .exe files back onto the new drive to a folder of your choosing.
I've been having a hard time the past week with either a virus or malware. I'm pretty frustrated. Thinking maybe the easiest solution is to just swap out HD's, as I wouldn't mind a larger drive. It is an sata drive. Is this a major undertaking?I'm not totally helpless with a computer, just intimidated.
Also, their is a huge price difference between retail, and oem drives. Are there any major downfalls to an oem drive? Any one brand more user friendly to install? Any general advice as to pitfalls to look out for?
Thanks in advance, John
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This is for a Lenovo Idea Pad P400 Touch Pad
I've determined the hard drive is bad ( if you need the details, I'll supply them ) and need to know if the Lenovo Start Recovery Disc and the three Operating System Recovery discs that came with it will be enough to get the system back to the original status, but on the replacement hard drive..
Thanks for your time.
the three Operating System Recovery discs that came with it will be enough to get the system back to the original status,Click to expand...
yes they should set back to factory condition
you will need to change the boot order in the bios so that the DVD is first
If windows 7 - you can expect a LOT of windows update probably 150+
I have a P580 Laptop (ideapad) - Machine Type 3087 (308725U) . Its 3 year old and is out of warranty. The Hard drive is reporting bad sectors, and there is a notification to replace the hard drive on this laptop. The Current hard drive size is 750 GB ,5400 rpm, model ST750LM022. Can i install a new hardrive of a larger capacity like 2 TB either of 7200 rpm, when i replace it? Will it support a SSD?More replies
A friend of mine gave me her hp g6-1d6dx instead of trashing it. I replaced hard drive since it was toast but no recovery media was available. I loaded ubuntu to be able to access internet since I have no other pc available but I am clueless on a lot of things from it. Really would like to load original os back on it have coa sticker intact for win 7 home premium 64 bit. However, I do not know how to make a bootable usb flash drive from ubuntu nor do I know where to get a dependable iso of win 7. Can anyone help? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Hi, Please read the following instructions how to order a set: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143 Regards.2 more replies
This is my first posting on this forum, so please bear with me. I purchased my laptop from a small pc repair shop for a low price. About four months later, my Toshiba mk3265gsx hard drive began sending error messages along the lines of disk failure and back up your data and don't turn the computer on again until you replace your hard drive (I have used it many times since I saw that - my bad) I began troubleshooting and researching and found that this particular hard drive is quite terrible and if it doesn't give out this week (or while I'm sending this post) it will soon.
My laptop came with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit already installed. The pc repair guy has a license from Microsoft to put the OS on any laptop he refurbishes, but he cannot distribute discs. I called him up yesterday and he said I need to pay $89 after I replace the hard drive if I want to continue to use win7. The worst thing is, if I paid this guy I wouldn't have any discs to reinstall windows still.
I ordered a Western Digital 320 GB Mobile Hard Drive: 2.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA II, 16 MB Cache - an obvious upgrade and I'd like to use some of your tutorials on this forum to get Win7 on this new drive. The bottom of my laptop has a product key so will I need to buy this software again?
Additionally, I tried to save an image of my system on my back up external drive but this error message popped up saying that my drive isn't formatted with NTFS. I'm not sure what that means, but can I format my hard dri... Read more
Welcome to SF. Have you considered just imagining your current drive over to the new drive? Also maybe consider a SSD vs a HDD as well as many SSD's come with a software suite for imaging and a usb cable to make the process easy !
Here's the kit alone and would work with SSD's and HDD's
Newegg.com - Crucial Technology CTLAPINSTALLAC Easy Laptop Install Kit For 2.5 2.5in Solid State Drive (SSD)
Hi everyone, I just need your expert opinion on this matter before I call Dell back. Apparently my Hard drive went out on my new computer (6 mos.old)and I guess possible Motherboard problem as well, because the Dell tech told me they were sending a Hard drive & a motherboard to a service tech near me. Anyway, the tech came out with only the Hard drive. When I ask him where the Motherboard was, he didn't know anything about a motherboard...Dell did not send him one. He went ahead and installed the Hard drive & every thing seems to be working fine now for 4 days so far. My concern is, do you think my computer would still work ok if it has a faulty motherboard too? My warranty will be up in about 6 months & just want to make sure. I have a message to call Dell back & let them know how my service call went, but Just wanted your opinion before I do. Thanks!
"possible motherboard problem" along with them only fixing the hard drive leads me to believe it was only a faulty hard drive (which is very common).
I would casually mention in your return phone call about the motherboard, but don't push the issue. If the mobo is faulty [now], you'll know about it before 6 months is up (although you likely would already) and can take the appropriate measures for replacement if it comes down to that.
Btw, I hope you backup your data.
I have a Vista 64 OS. When I start my computer my hard drive makes a grinding noise now and then. The computer is 5 years old and I am wondering if the drive has reached its end. I can buy a new hard drive and install it. However I have no idea what to do in order to install the OS. I have start up CDs (DVDs).
Should I buy and install the new drive now or wait until it fails?
I would appreciate your help on the procedure to install the OD into the new drive. Thanks
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I need a replacement hard drive for my CQ57-371SA laptop,product no.QJ120EA#ABU.Coould someone please advise me which hard drive I should buy?
Hi, SATA 2,5 inch, check the pages 46, 47 and 48 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02948186 500-GB, 5400-rpm 634932-001320-GB, 5400-rpm 622643-001250-GB, 5400-rpm 622641-0013 more replies
My existing hard drive on a Dell Ins. 1720 seems to be failing. Would like to try replacing this myself using a cloning kit such as one by CMS.
Am considering a Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive.
Would appreciate any words of wisdom regarding a novice doing this and any comments on the selection of a hybrid drive and the use of a CMS kit.
Hello everyone, I have a Toshiba Satellite L875D-S7210 running Windows 7 that has experienced a hard drive failure due to a drop. Is there any possible way for me to salvage the computer?
I possess a copy of Windows 7 and spare hard drives to use but I am unable to open the optical drive anymore after the drop so I cannot reinstall windows using that laptop and when I use a separate computer to install windows on a hard drive, it installs the drivers for that computer when I need the drivers for the laptop. In addition, due to the failure, I cannot clone the hard drive.
Sadly, I do not possess a recovery disk for the laptop so I'm wondering if there was some way to get the drivers I need for the hard drive.
Please and thank-you, Peter.
Hi, welcome to TSG!
Make an ISO of your Windows 7 disk.
Use the ISO to make a bootable USB flash drive.
Install Windows directly onto the laptop (and new hard drive) using the flash drive.
You can then download all the necessary drivers from Toshiba's website.
This will be much easier and reliable then trying to move a Windows install from one computer to another.
I have a Compaq Proliant 3000 server with 6 18.2 gig drives. One of them failed and I want to know if I can put another SCSI drive in the cage thats bigger or if I am limited to using 18.2 gig Compaq drives. If I can use a different drive are there any recommendations. Its running a mirror on drives C & D and drives E, F, G, & H are raid 5 on a smart card. Any help with this would be apprieciated.
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Got a problem here and wondering if someone can help. I am helping a school with a DELL server that has two 80GB hard drives setup as RAID 1. They are using a Cerc AT100/4Ch Controller card. It's running Windows 2003 Server. The problem is that one of the drives failed and they have the new drive in.
Here's the setup:
Array Group 0:
LD0:RAID1: 76278MB Degraded
|______> 0:A0:Failed: 76278MB
I'm pretty good with servers but never messed with RAID setups. I looked at the RAID card and the one hard drive is connected to CH: 0 and CH: 2. I replaced the CH 2 hard drive with the brand new exact model. Now is there something else that I need to do for the system to recognize the new drive and start the build on it? I entered the cards BIOS and it has an option to "View", "Format", Diagnostic", "Rebuild", etc. There was also an option to put the drives "online" or "Offline". Is that where I do the rebuild for the array? There's also a "Array Manager" that loads when Windows start, I'm wondering if I need to set anything up in that one?
So, I guess what I'm asking is does it look like I have the new drive connected to the correct CH? (Channel 2) and do I need to enter into the RAID Bios c... Read more
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I just bought a new 1TB hard drive. and the full install of windows 7. i want to take the HD1 as seen in the pic. and wipe it clean so i can install it in the empty bay for extra storage. then i want to install the new HD. and install windows 7 on that drive. can i do that? plus i have all my photos that i take on the HD2. will i lose any of it when i do the switch around? or should i unplug it. then after installing windows 7 i can plug it back up?
I would temporarily disconnect HD2 so there is no way you can inadvertently wipe it or install Windows on the wrong drive.
I have a HP ZD7000 Pavilion Media Center notebook with Win XP Media Center edition.
My laptop has TOSHIBA MK6022GAX 60 GB hard drive. This drive has recently shown 4KB in bad sectors. I took this as a warning for replacing my HDD and taken a backup of my data.
Now my question is if I want to buy a new HDD (a better one), which one shall I go for. I am getting confused with ATA terminologies when I searched on the net about a replacement. I am attaching the specs for my HDD in PDF format with this post.
Will you please help me with this ?
Thanks And Regards
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First many thanks for any and all help as this is my first time posting. I replaced the hard drive on my dell 9200 dimension with a WD blue cav this am. Took a while as I'm pretty green at this but managed to get it up and running and windows xp downloaded. Problem is I couldnt connect to internet ..so went to the dell site on my laptop plugged in the service tag and downloaded both the most recent bios and chipset software installation to disc then downloaded it to the dimension. Ran both independently of one another rebooted and still am getting yellow ? marks in Device manager on Ethernet Controller, PCI Device and video controller ... what am I doing wrong here??
Did you download/install...the drivers for the Ethernet controller/network device...video function...if the PCI device is a modem, I would not bother with that unless you are on dialup . Just disable the modem in the BIOS settings.
Or you can install it .
i have an hp media center m370n desktop. It has a 160 gb hd (ide). I want to put in a seagate 1.5 tb hd (sata) in it. I have two sata ports on the motherboard. I also want to put in a slave 1tb hd too. I know how to open the left side when facing the front. How do i open the right side..when facing the front? So i can replace the hd. I have windows xp and 1gb of ram. Thank you for any help.
Okay here's the run down:
I've been using my new computer for about a month with no problem, here are the specs:
Intel Core i5 -2500k 3.30ghz (overclocked to 4.0ghz)
ASUS P8P67 Mobo
8GB DDR3-1600 Corsair RAM
Geforce GTX 470 1.2gb Single card
750 Watt power supply
Kingston 64GB SSD - Main drive
Hitachi 1TB HDD 7200 RPM
Windows 7 Home Premium
Today suddenly my computer wouldn't boot windows. It kept saying insert boot device or something. I talked to tech support on the phone and we realized the Kingston SSD had crashed, so they told me they'd swap it out. I brought them the drive and they gave me a brand new one.
I brought it home and put it in. I went to the BIOS and I had to manually select the Kingston drive to get it to boot from there (at least it would show up). But it would not let me select the Kingston as my primary boot device. It only gave me the option of my Hitachi or my DVD drive.
Once I manually selected it, I ran the windows recovery disk and reinstalled windows on the kingston. I then tried restarting, and i still have to run BIOS and select the drive for it to boot from it. It will not show up on the boot priority box.
Once windows has come up, it's a mess. It doesn't seem to be recognizing my video card, which seems odd since it's plugged into it. In the dxdiag tool, under display it shows the device as "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" with N/A Approx total memory. I can't find the GTX 470 anywhere. And... Read more
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Hi everyone... got a question for anyone who may be in the know on this...
I have a Mac Powerbook G4 that has a dead hard drive. Unfortunately, this machine is out of warranty, so I'm pretty much on my own for getting this back to working order.
I have removed the dead Toshiba 60GB 5400RPM HD and replaced it with a Hitachi Travelstar 80GB, 5400RPM HD.
When I boot the Mac with my copy of OSX Tiger in the drive, the OSX install menus start as usual, but then when it comes time to "Select a destination volume to install Mac OS X software," the list of possible devices is empty.
I was able to install this same hard drive in a 3.5 inch enclosure and hook it up via USB to a windows machine... was able to initialize and format the HD no problem... so I'm assuming this new HD works.
Does anyone know if Mac Powerbook G4s require a replacement hard drive that has been authorized and/or encoded in some way by Apple or will a generic drive work and I am just missing something??
Thank you in advance...
If I were you I would ask for this thread to be moved to the Mac forum.
Technically the HD should work from what I know of Mac, but Apple may have some sort of authorization for its HDs.
I have a Compaq Presario 5000 Model 5BW130 running Windows 98 se. It just gave me the dreaded Hard Drive Failure imminent error and will not boot.
I bought this unit used & do not have the original recovery disks for it.
Is there some way to replace the hard drive without having the Quick Restore CD?
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I replaced the hard drive on my dell 9200 dimension with a WD blue cav this am. Took a while as I'm pretty green at this but managed to get it up and running and windows xp downloaded. Problem is I couldnt connect to internet ..so went to the dell site on my laptop plugged in the service tag and downloaded both the most recent bios and chipset software installation to disc then downloaded it to the dimension. Ran both independently of one another rebooted and still am getting yellow ? marks in Device manager on Ethernet Controller, PCI Device and video controller ... what am I doing wrong here??
Try this for your LAN driver -
The 80GB hard drive failed (too many bad sectors) which I replaced with new Hitachi 80GB drive purchased from a 3rd party.I formatted the drive and restored the image from a backup (using an HP NAS Mediaserver). However, the system will not boot from the new hard drive, I get only a blinking white cursor in the upper left corner of a black screen. Do I have to purchase the recovery media from Lenovo to setup the hard drive before I restore?If so, can I do so on line? (Why can't Lenovo spend another $0.90 and include a recovery CD like Apple does?.....sorry a short vent) Thanks for any insight.Gregmun
Go to Solution.
You need the recovery media to restore the harddrive to the factory condition, or alternatively you can download a windows ISO from the web or use a XP Pro cd from one of your friends, and then use your own Serial number. Then proceed to download all the relevant driver, you would have pretty much everything except the recovery partition. It's up to you.3 more replies
I am replacing the 320 GB hard drive in my system because I believe it is ready to fail. I purchased a Toshiba SATA 500 GB.drive. I am trying to use Marcium cloning software to get everything onto the new drive. Thing go fine until I get to the partition section. I tell Marcium to use the maximum for the primary partition but it does not seem to want to take anything except the original size. I am wondering if there is a maximum to the partition size for this laptop. What is the maximum size hard drive this system can support and what is the maximum size each partition can be?
Hi, Normally the cloneing softare can clone the physical of the existing HDD to new HDD. In your case, it will clone 320GB and leave 180GB free and you can do whatever you want later. I don't know Marcium but my question: is the new HDD new, empty or it has something on it ? What is the error message actually. Back to your question: no problem with size. You simply clone the existing size(s) and adjust later. Regards.1 more replies
My hard drive is about to die. I have a Medion Akoya all in one PC. Running windows 7. Have already done a Macrium Backup image to external Hard Drive.
28AS SCSI Disk Device
Form Factor 3.5"
SATA type SATA-II 3.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
Serial Number 9VP70LZM
Firmware Version Number CC44
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 1637 times
Power On Time 353.0 days
Speed 7200 RPM
Features S.M.A.R.T., AAM, NCQ
Max. Transfer Mode SATA II 3.0Gb/s
Used Transfer Mode SATA II 3.0Gb/s
Capacity 931 GB
Real size 1,000,204,886,016 bytes
RAID Type None
When replacing this drive, is there anything specific that I have to look for in a new hdd? Is SATA III ok or do I stick with SATAII?
Do I need cables? or would they already be in there from old hdd?
Any help would be appreciated.
As long as the new drive is at least 1TB you should be ok. If the failing drive uses MBR partitioning I wouldn't go higher than 2TB because anything larger needs to use GPT partitioning not MBR and that could become a problem.
You can get a Sata 3 drive, it will run at Sata 2 speed though. Existing cables should work ok.
Make sure you have made the Macrium boot CD to restore the image !
EDIT : Do the restore with only the new drive connected, remove the failing drive before you start the restore.
I was thinking about replacing the hard drive in my wife's laptop. I'm not quite sure I need to replace it may be that I messed up and threw the Boot Drive priority out of place. The lap top is a Toshiba Sat C675-S7109 Widows 7. I cannot boot to Windows it turns on to Reboot and select proper boot device select a.
I did manage to get it over to the Set Up screen, but not quite sure what to select and even if I do select the correct boot drive whether it will boot to Windows. Anyway here are the four options I am viewing. This is the sequence it is in. From what I am sharing could you tell me if I need to replace the hard drive or could I save this if I knew what I was doing...lol?
I do not have a boot disk. Thank You!
ODD: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB
LAN:Realtek PXE B04 D00
Download Parted Magic, a program based on linux, here. Burn the iso file to a CD or DVD using a Windows 7 computer by right clicking the iso and selecting Burn Disk Image. Boot the Parted Magic disk and on the desktop is a icon called either Disk Health or GsmartControl. Double click the icon and run the short generic test. If that passes run the long generic test and post the log.
I have a feeling your hard drive is failing or has failed. Here is a video explaining Gsmartcontrol
I have a 4 year old computer that runs almost all the time. Tonight I rebooted it and when I did the hard drive started to make a noise like a fan does when it needs to be oiled. In about 5 minutes it quieted down and now I can barely hear it, but I am assuming that I will need to replace the hard drive soon.
Is there a way to replace a hard drive and reload all the info onto it from the old drive? I would like to do this before the current drive crashes.
Any suggestions or comments?? If I have to take it to a shop that would be OK, but that would be my last choice.
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Currently I have an 80gb Western Digital Caviar Blue with a 8mb buffer. I have found this on there website, and have decided to opt for the 250gb 16mb buffered one here:
It is £40 on here:http://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Caviar-B...9?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1230399442&sr=1-9
Is this a good hard-drive? Is it a good buffer/cache?
Is it? Sorry If I am impatient...
Anyways, I have found some more info for you guys.
* Product Description: WD Caviar Blue WD2500AAKS - hard drive - 250 GB - SATA-300
* Type: Hard drive - internal
* Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.54 cm
* Weight: 0.6 kg
* Capacity: 250 GB
* Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
* Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps
* Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
* Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
* Buffer Size: 16 MB
* Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty
Got a question here regarding replacing the hardrive. If I can buy this hard-drive, and then an external casing, then copy over from my existing hard-drive to the new one, using Norton Ghost. Does this sound like a good plan? I am gonig touse Norton ghost, so what would be the best way.Maybe I should copy thw whole hard-drive to my external, set as OS. Then install the hard-drive to the computer, and then copy from the external to the internal and set that as OS. Is that it, the easiest way, I don't mind...
No, it's not a good drive unless you're only using it for very basic computing. The other thing is it has to be very well ventilated.
Two things Caviar SEs hate... Heat and any significant volume of read/write transactions.
Hi, I need to replace the hard drive (ST31000528AS) on my HP Pavilion p6580t CTO. I am trying to find what drives are compatible. Will ST1000DM003 (promoted as a newer version of the ST31000528AS) work? How about the Kingston SSDNow UV400 SSD (it is smaller, but I do not need so much storage)?
The ST1000DM003 is an excellent replacment. You must replace the old drive with the SAME capacity or larger. Otherwise it will fail to acknowledge the new drive. The ST1000DM003 is a SataIII (6Gb/sec drive, but the 64MB cache file will speed up your system slightly.3 more replies
I am replacing a sata internal hard drive in an older PC running XP. Setup on xp doesnt detect hard drive, but it shows in bios-and sata is enabled. I've contacted Western Digital to no avail - their diagnostic disk shows the drive works. I tried Intel and verified the motherboard supports the 500gb drive. I am lost and now have a used hard drive.
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Last night I booted up my computer, and it took about a minute to get past the bios screen. Once it had, it said something about "error reading startup disk," or something along those lines. I put in my Vista disk to do a restore, and once it loaded the files, it sat at a blank screen for half an hour. Then the hard drive started clicking, so I powered off, and the drive has been clicking ever since. I've thought up some options for replacing the drive, and I was hoping for some input as to which I should go for.
1. RMA the drive. It is should still under warranty, but I have never heard anything good about Hitachi drives from people at TechSpot. With this option, I am afraid that it would just die unexpectedly on me again.
2. Buy a new 500 gb drive.
3. Buy a new drive and a copy of Vista 64 bit with a Windows 7 upgrade. At some point I will be upgrading my video card to one with more than 256 megabytes of ram, and that will cut out of my 4 gigabytes of ram, which is already crippled to 3.25 gb's by Vista 32 bit. I figure it is more sensible to upgrade Windows when I know I need to do a fresh installation than to wait, and have to delete my perfectly good one when I upgrade my ram or video card.
4. Buy a 64 gigabyte budget SSD. For the price of windows and a 500 gb HDD, I can get one with about 135 mb/s read and 100 mb/s write. This will barely be able to hold all my software, but it will easily be able to hold anything that reall... Read more
(sort of) Good news
Well, I figured out that in fact my secondary hdd is dead, not my first, so all I had to do to get windows up and running was to fix my master boot record. Unfortunately, I hadn't had a chance to back up anything on that drive, so I lost about 7,000 photos from stop motion shorts I make, 10 full length movies, and seven gigs of downloads. I sure have learned my lesson about backing stuff up. Soon I'm going to get a 500 or so drive and an external one also. Man, my computer really hates me right now...
Today my hard drive died.
Before a pull it out I need to know what size " physical dimensions" I will need to get for the new drive. My laptop is an Inspiring N4110. Also is there a driver disc I might purchase as it was a used computer and did not come with any thing but the computer its self.
Thank you for any information.
2.5" 9.5 mm or 7mm in height; any SATA SSD, Hybrid drive or hard drive.
All drivers can be downloaded from support.dell.com -- however, if you don't have an operating system disc, you won't be able to purchase one from Dell if you're a second owner -- you will need to purchase a copy of Windows for use with the system.
I receive a Smart Drive error of "Immanent Failure, back-up immediately"... and of course its been telling me this for close to 2yrs now. my Question is this, "Is my Hard Drive covered under its manufacturers warranty or HP's warranty?". My Laptop is no longer warranted by HP but the manufacturer has a 5yr. warranty on its internal hard drives and my hard drive isn't 5yrs old yet. The HHD I'm referring to came installed within my laptop at the time I purchased it. Anything else you need to know? Thank you.More replies
Hello, I have a Latitude E5520 which has been hanging at srartup with a Startup Repair that is going on for ever. I run the ePSA diagnostics and got the Error Code 2000-0142 with validation 14116, which means the hard drive is not working properly and should be replaced. This part is covered by my warranty and eligible for an automated dispatch. So all I have to do is fill in my shipping info. BUT I don't have an OS CD. I see you provide online all the drivers etc., but I am worried how I would be restoring the system with the windows 7 OS without a CD, or a restore CD. Is the replacement hard drive equiped with the restore the OS option? Or it comes totaly blank?
You will also need to request Restore Media since you are still under warranty.14 more replies
The Hard Drive on my Compaq Presario 900US laptop recently died on me, but when I looked on the Compaq website for a replacement, it suggested I buy a 40GB disk for $415. I figured it would be a lot cheaper to just buy a drive off Ebay or something, however, I don't know to much about laptop hard drives. Will any 9.5mm HDD work in this laptop, or how do I know if a certain drive will or will not work in it? Basically I am asking, if I just buy the cheapest drive I can, will it work in the laptop? (Note: this computer does not need a great drive, it just needs one that works.)
It'll work fine, and it'll cost you a lot less than $415!
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?
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I've been having issues with bad sectors on my hdd, and have been putting off getting a replacement. After a couple of near-misses, I'm finally getting around to replacing it.
I'm having issues figuring out what type of drive I need. It's marked ATA/IDE, which by my understanding might mean any number of different standards.
I've posted pics below of the info label on the HDD, as well as the male and female connections on the HDD and my laptop. My computer's an acer TravelMate 4222WLMi if that's helpful at all.
Any help's greatly appreciated.
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I have a raid 1 setup in my server running 2003 and I can not get the new hard drive to run"add raid".
The full story.
I have a server running windows 2003 server. The scsi card is AIC-7902. I can get into the Ctrl+A on boot up but i can not access any hardware Raid setup screen (ctrl+i) is there something I am missing. Is it only a scsi control card and not a raid card? The only place i can get to access the new drives is in the disk management area.
I can actually get the bad hard drive to mount and resinc but it has passed its failure prediction threshold which means it is going to fail soon. That is why i bought two new scsi hard drives to replace the one bad drive. I was planning on doing them one at a time to refresh the two 7 year old drives.
Here is the kicker I currently have 68.49 gb(allocated space) and the new drive i just bought is at 68.36 gb. I know that it is suppose to be at the same size right? I ordered two 73.4 IBM hard drives to replace both 73.4 maxtor hard drives.
Does anyone know if i need to replace the new drives with another 73.4 drive hoping that it will be the same capacity unallocated at 68.50 as the IBM drive?
Is there another work around?
any help here????