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?
The HDD replacement on this notebook is not simply procedure. I am not 100 % sure but the whole Palm rest/Touch pad must be removed at first. HDD cover is fixed with one screw but you will see him just if the Palm rest is removed.
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.
My 40 Gb. hard disk in my 3 year old Portege A100 has just died. I was wondering how big a hard disk to buy so that it will be recognised by the BIOS?
Someone in the internet has used a 60GB HDD in the Port?g? A100 and it worked.
Maybe a 80GB is possible but there are no official statements about the supported and compatible HDD sizes.
The best way is to test the different sizes together with a HDD dealer.
Please post a feedback after the HDD testing?
My Portege's DVD drive is making horrible clicking noises and appears to be on its way out. I have read from a thread on here that universal drives might not work as the Portege's BIOS has assigned the DVD drive as slave and that the new drive must be slave in order to work. Is this correct? I really do not want to be doing the soldering fix!
I have another laptop which has a TSST drive in and i plugged this in and the portgege showed an ide error. Is it just a matter of having the correct firmware or is the issue regarding the ide settings mentioned above.
I have shortlisted a Toshiba dvd drive PA3162E-2CD2 but it says it is compatitble with the Portege 4000, 4010, M100 and Tecra 9000, but does not list the A100 as compatible. Does anyone know if this drive will work on my machine?
Thanks in advance.
If you check User?s manuals for Portege A100 is there a list of compatible ODDs? Problem is that all Toshiba notebooks do not have the same hardware platform and all ODDs will not work on each notebook model. As far as I know pin assignment is different. Because of that you need compatible ODD for your notebook model.
As I said at the beginning usually all compatible ODDs are listed in User?s manuals document. Please check it. If not please let us know.
I have a Portege A100 PPA10A, it's pretty old and the cable connecting the Touchpad to the Mainboard is broken. Doesn anyone know the part number for this cable or know where I can obtain the part number?
I sent an email to a place called "Spare=parts Warehouse", but they had trouble finding the part
But if anyone knows for sure, that would be great.
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To be honest I doubt that somebody here can tell you the part number from this cable. It?s only an user to user forum where you can talk with normal people like you and me.
In my opinion you should contact nearest authorized service provider in your country. On the Toshiba website you can find a list of them:
www.mytoshiba.com.au > Support > Find a Service Centre
Good luck! :)
I want to replace my HDD 360 GB with new SDD disk due to space problems with disk with compaq 420. System configuration isIntel Core 2 Due CPU T 6670 @ 2.20 GHz RAM 4.0 GB ( 2.90 GB Usable)Hard Disk - 360 GBSize - 14" Please advise me wheather I can change my hard disk to SDD. RegardsMore replies
How to replace hard disk in Toshiba NB100
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.
I am facing the problem of Hard drive failure with my laptop. I was told to replace with a new hard drive. So, am looking for the replacement details (right from the cost to the service centre location and procedures). It would be most helpful from some guidences.More replies
Good morning to everyone,I have a DV6735el, PN: KN782EA#ABZ and I would like to upgrade to 4GB RAM (ok) and a drvie bigger than the default 250GB. Does this model support:1 o 2 TB?I suppose it can use interface Sata III (without spped improvement).It requires drive with hight 10 mm or can I use also 15mm? Thank You
Any 2.5 inch wide and 9.5 mm thick SATA laptop hard drive will work and they do make 1 and 2 TB models so those are fine. It can be SATA III but will only work at a lower SATA speed on your laptop. Post back if you need any more help.6 more replies
I need to replace my hard disk (Toshiba 40GB) and the configuration of my laptop E-SYstem 3089 is the following:
quite scary to be honest: there is a sort of armor protecting the hard disk and I don't know how to get it out... do I need to dismount all the pieces?
So please if someone experienced of this EI-Systems can share a tip, I'd be very happy and grateful. Thanks in advance!!
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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Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
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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I bought this computer new several years ago and the hard-drive died today. I went out and bought a new internal hard-drive, but I did not realize that I also needed to install an operating system with the new hard-drive. So, I am trying to see what I need to do to get my new hard-drive to boot up? I do not have the recovery disk that came with my computer. I was told that maybe HP could send a new Operating System disk so that I could reinstall windows. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank youMore replies
My laptop hp 15-n029sg was showing the imminent hard drive failure message. I have checked the hard drives through "Check Now" options. Every time I scan some problem is found and I fix it accordingly. But then again it shows some problems are found when scanned again. Is there any way I can find out where the problem is gone or not? Eventually I guess I have to replace the hard drive. Can anyone suggest the proper i.e compatable hard drive for my laptop?
Hi, The drive on the link below is an example of one that would be fine for your notebook. 1Tb Notebook Hard Drive. The procedure to replace the Hard Drive starts on Page 77 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. Once done, simply use your Recovery Media to reinstall the Operating System on the new drive - this procedure is detailed in the following HP document. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03489643 If you don't have your Recovery Media, see if you can order a replacement set using the link below. Order HP Recovery Media. If you have any problem with this link, try ordering this directly from HP. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. Regards, DP-K1 more replies
I suspect that my 640 GB hard disk (from 2008) is nearing the end of its life and would like to plan for a replacement.There does not appear to be much if any chance to replace such a SCSI disk any more.What is the best type of disk to replace it, and does it need a new controller?I run Vista (original OS) and Windows 7 (new) in a dual boot configuration.It has currently three volumes, a Vista C: drive (c.300 GB), a Windows 7 C: drive (c.300 GB) and the HP "FACTORY_IMAGE" drive 15 GBMore replies
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4F8HK-M4P73-W8DQG
Windows Product Key Hash: Xs1iQgVeo0C+sObJxS7eu+FuBPQ=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00057
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
Is Admin: No
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Build lab: 7600.win7_ldr.110114-1504
Resolution Status: N/A
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File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_02... Read more
The serial used is the OEM SLP key, that is the key the computer was installed with when it left the Toshiba factory. To use that key you have to use the Toshiba recovery disks to reinstall.
If you do a clean install from any other Windows 7 DVD you have to use the serial that is on the case of the computer/laptop.
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.....
Hi - Yesterday, my Averatec 3250 laptop stopped working and now I cannot boot it up. I am getting a "SMART command failed" and subsequent message about disk read error. It sure sounds like the hard drive is shot. This machine gets light use, so this is very disappointing as I bought it new in late 2004. I was thinking about replacing the hard drive, but there is no information in the user manual. Any advice appreciated.
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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..
But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.
Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..
I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?
I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.
Does anyone have any idea of the ... Read more
It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...
Hard disk type : Seagate SATA.
Model Number : ST3160215AS
Serial Number : 6RA1J7H0
Firmware Revision : 3.AAD
OS : XP SP3
Mother Borad : Intel 945 GCCR
My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk going to fail? If yes, how to transfer my data to a new hard disk easily?
Complete description of the issue :
1.I have experienced boot up issue with my PC 2 days back. My PC not even boot into safe mode also.I got the following blue screen errors on successive restart of PC .
A. 0x00000050 ( 0xC374037F, 0x00000000, 0x804FBA19, 0X00000000 )
B. STOP : C0000135 ( Unable to locate component )
c. 0x0000007E ( 0XC0000006, 0X80698C12, 0XF79896E4, 0XF79893E0 )
2. I have removed and replaced the hard disk ( several times ). I can boot into windows now and can work normally, But,one of the above Blue sreen errors is coming all of sudden while working on PC. It is happening independent of the application I am using.
3. And the following messages are coming at the XP welcome screen and while working on the PC.
A.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\netloc.wlt has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
B.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\APPFCONT.DAT has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
C.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\idsflt.cfg.bck has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
D.Cagefile.sys has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
4.I have performed CHKDSK on all local drives exept local drive C. CHKDSK giving a message that " can no... Read more
In a Run box, enter "chkdsk /r"
You'll be asked if you want to run chkdsk at the next reboot. Enter "Y".
Reboot, and be prepared to wait, as it may take a long time.
Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.
After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.
I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.
only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.
If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.
Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?
We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?
When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?
Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.
I have an Asus laptop running windows 7 64 bit and this laptop came with 2 hard drives, each partitioned into two parts (C:\ & D:\ and E:\ & F:\).
I am transferring over 30GB of data from one drive (C:\) to the other (F:\)
Get this... the transfer rate is 1.2MB/s right now. Over 9 hours left to copy the 30GB. There are over 125,000 items but that still does not justify the 1.2MB/s
I am open to any suggestions but first, a few points.
Yes, I am sure they are two separate drives with those partitions.
Error checking showed zero errors on both drives.
This is the 3rd time I am trying a transfer.
Both drives are relatively empty (especially the F:\).
C:\ is my system disk.
The SMART data shows no read/write errors or overheating.
I have disabled the virus protection and all real-time scanning.
Again, I am very open to suggestions and checks. Feel free to post your idea!
Thanks in advance!
My experience with file transfers of the type you describe...is that the number of files doesn't matter...what matters is how large the files are. Video files take much longer than text or document files.
Slow transfer rates between partitions/drives...can indicate a problem with either the partititon or the drive, IMO.
Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student
Thanks in advance
I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.6 more replies
I have a friend in the business of recycle/disposal of computers, monitors etc. He showed me a pile of laptops that they have, each with the hard drive scrubbed and no MS CD to restore the software. These are pre-XP laptops, probably 4-6 years old.
He offered one to me but with no software restore CD. Has anyone ever been successful in obtaining a legitimate restore CD for such a laptop?
What is wrong with going out and buying a retail version of an Operating System. If you don't want to pay for Windows, download a version of Linux and run that.
I am having this Hard Disk problem. My old Hard Disk (Samasung 500GB) (bought in 2010) started showing signs of corruption (like Windows doing chkdsk at every boot, and data getting lost). So I bought a NEW Hard Disk (Western Digital 1TB) last month (Sep 2016) to backup all the data from old one. I didn't have time to backup but wanted to use PC so I Clean Installed Windows 7 64bit on the New Western Digital 1TB and used it about a month without any problems.
A couple of days ago i decided to backup up the data. I reformatted the New Western Digital 1TB with Gparted and did a clean Windows 7 Install again. I connected the old Samsung 500GB to the motherboard and started copying the files to the new Western Digital 1TB.
Suddenly Windows showed me an error "Windows detected a hard disk problem" which makes sense because the Samsung 500GB is old and might be failing BUT the error is showing both of my Hard disk in the dialog box.
Is my new hard disk corrupt as well?
Why is Windows showing my new hard disk as failing?
Can Windows mistakenly show both hard disk in error?
Please help i am confused. sorry for a confusing question. i will answer anything required.
I have taken the screenshot of the error message, they are in attached files.
1)The 1st Screenshot shows both my Hard disk in the error box (OLD Samsung and NEW Western Digital WD)
2)The 2nd Screenshot shows only one of my Hard disk and its the new one (Western digital WD)
What is the difference of 3.5 external hard disk (e.g. WD My Book) vs a 3.5 internal hard disk fixed into an enclosure to work like an external hard disk?
Are both good to be use as an external drive to store backup?
What 3.5 enclosure is good?
What do you mean fixed into an enclosure to work like an external drive? Are you referring to a My Book 3.0 VIA USB 3.0.... vs.... an internal SATA III SSD or HDD? Be a little more specific.8 more replies
Hi..im new on this forum and i have a problem with my old hard disk..every time i turn up my pc, windows pop out message ""Windows detected a hard disk problem" ,"Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss". So i decided to replace my old hard disk, but problem is that i have vista preinstalled on my old hard disk. So my question is how can i install vista from my old hard disk into my new one?..please help me and thank u for your reply
hi check out this first http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/7...e-failure.html just in case and if you do need to read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_cloning6 more replies
i have a 80gb internal hard disk since it was not sufficient i switched up to a 500gb hard disk so i want to know whether i can use my 80gb hard disk as an external hard disk
if so how please instruct me
Is the 80gb drive ide or sata?
Hi I recently had a hd failure on my ibm thinkpad and had to replace the hd but dont have my original xp disk so i put my old win2k pro on it. Now im putting a gb of ram in it and want to reinstall xp. The laptop came w/ winxp installed and i have the cert. of authenticity sticker and my key code attached to back of comp. Can I contact microsoft and get a replacement disk? Thanks for any input.
Hi aoneeyedcobra, Welcome to TSF!
Certainly you can telephone Microsoft?; explaining the situation fully to them, and I am quite sure that they will be able to help you.
There might be a small charge for a replacement disc.
Is it possible to buy a replacement install disk for WinXP Pro from Microsoft? I've tried to do repair installs in the past and had error reading my install disk tho I've tried to take very good care of it.
I'm pretty sure they will give you a replacement but I believe there's a small handling fee under $10.00 if I'm not mistaken.
I will try to keep this as brief as possible and yet give you wise and wonderful tech persons all the information you need to help me out. I am intelligent, but NOT a super-user.
I have an e-machines desktop computer. It is old. A Cyrix MII 266 processor with upgraded memory. I have a 10gb Maxtor hard drive which is the issue at hand. I am running Win2000. My home computer (the e-machine desktop) is networked through a router with my printer and my business laptop.
The problem: Win2000 loads and boots. It LOOKS like it's functioning properly. However, it cannot read any of the files on the disk. When I try, it tells me C: is inaccessible. I can't search, explore, etc. The files are "non-existent."
I managed to get Windows to create a backup of it and saved that file to my Laptop. I can only "assume" that it actually backed up ALL the files on the drive so they are safe.
One really ODD thing you should know is that I cannot get into the BIOS. When it boots and usually gives you that second or two to hit [F2] and enter setup ... doesn't do that any more. I sit and hold the F2 key. Nope. I've second-guessed myself and tried the ESC key and the F1 key. I've tried it with and without the CTRL key. Nothing. So I can't even tell the silly thing to boot from the CD instead, load onto my D: backup drive and then kill the C: drive. It's like it's possessed.
Things I've already tried (not necessarily in this order):
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I am after some guidance on which replacement disk to purchase for this Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 laptop, model PSA15E-03U7V-EN. It still has the original 30GB disk in it but it's been showing errors when checking the disk with the Windows XP tool (it's still useable though). I've made a complete backup to an external drive.
Thanks in advance
HWinfo32 output follows:
Drive Controller: E-IDE (ATA-5)
Drive Channel: Primary, Master
Drive Model: TOSHIBA MK3021GAS
Drive Revision: GA124A
Drive Serial Number: 73J94628T
Drive Capacity: 28,615 MBytes (30 GB)
Number of Cylinders: 16383
Number of Heads: 16
Sectors Per Track: 63
Bytes Per Sector: Unknown
Bytes Per ... Read more
In my opinion you can use every HDD up to 100GB. Important is HDD interface and, as far as I know, HDD in this old Satellite notebook has IDE (ATA-5) connector.3 more replies
Had to replace my HD on Acer Aspire. Tech guy reloaded 7 but it doesn't work correctly. I've replaced it with XP temporarily but I want to reload 7. I don't have a disk but I do have the product key.
Do you have a COA sticker on the machine as shown below with a readable Product Key on it?
If so what is the licensed version printed on it?
If Win7 did not come with the machine, what version did you buy?
I have an ACER Aspire 7535g with a failing HDD.
I want to replace it with a spare HDD I have from a different company.
How would I go about transfering my valid copy of Windows on to the new drive? Originally the ACER had Vista installed, and I upgraded using an ACER branded 7 upgrade disk.
You should be able to clean install on the spare hdd using the upgrade disk and this method.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Then use the product key that came with the upgrade disk.
Hi, i'am trying to look for a free "Norton Disk Doctor" REPLACEMENT!Something thats Almost 100% like it and does the scan, and reboot scan the same way, i know of the winxp one i have, but it does work the sane way ndd dos, btw it the one from norton utils 2002, but all i want is the "Norton Disk Doctor" type of REPLACEMENT! Thanks!SPLIT from the "Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps" Forum. ~acklan~
Gparted The best and easiest (re)formatting tool I have seen. It changes from NFTS to FAT32 and vice versa no problemo!! Dump partition magic6 more replies
Well I have found replacements for all the apps in the Norton System Works Suite that work better than those in NSW. But need a recommendation for a replacement for Norton disk Doctor. ANy ideas - Easy Recovery, Disk Editor, Recovery4All or any other app you can suggest. These are not exact replacements but what I would like is an app that can repair damaged or corrupted files or sectors on a disk.
At the risk of pointing out the obvious... There is always the native Windows ScanDisk.
My HP nc6320 has a knackered hard drive. I'm looking for a replacement but can't locate one.
The original is a Seagate Momentus 5400.3 - 60G Serial AT or SMART SATA.
The specs say up to 120G 5400 rpm
Anyone know either where to get one or is there an available equivalent ...e.g. WD
Here's three, two are WD.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... 600030585 600003341&IsNodeId=1&name=5400 RPM
the message I get for my HP desktop windows 8hard disk error Hard disk1 (3F1)why and fix it how?edited by moderator: Email address removed for safety
Check cable connections at back of drive 1 are firmly connected.Try a new SATA cable to drive 1.Test drive 1 with SeaTools: http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/suppor...3 more replies
Got some problem here,just recently bought SATA 3.0 hard disk(samsung)and i forgot if my motherboard support this hard disk,after checking it only supports 1.5 SATA.I visited samsung website on how to force my Hard disk to run at 1.5,
I'd follow what the site told me to do but no luck still got the same problem ("Hardware Initiate failed,Please check device) (The BIOS does not be installed)
Anyone got an idea how to fix this,might be some BIOS set-up?Kindly walk me through,Im still using my trusted desktop Motherboard Asrock p4v8+ BIOS P1.50.Badly need help
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HiCan someone please tell me how to copy eveything from hard disk #1 to hard disk #2then remove hard disk #1 and use hard disk #2 in its place..???I have tried a few different things that I know of and i'm out of ideas!Any help will be much appreciated!RegardsJim
Download Digital Dolly 1.0 and burn an .iso image to a CD. Create a folder on your computer to DL Digital Dolly to. Unzip DD in the same folder. Te create a bootable image.Use the Drive Image feature in DD to copy all the information From drive C:\ to D:\.MOD: Cleaned up mispelled word and poor sentence structure (Like you can see a difference).8 more replies
I have a HP Ency Phoenix -810-160 that had a dead HD. I got a good deal on a SSD and thus replaced the drive. When I attempted to run the recovery disks, I ran into the issue that I kept getting a Hard Drisk Error blue screen at start up. I found it odd so I took the drive and tested it on another computer. No issue. I've now been able to install windows 8.1 back on it and even upgraded it to Windows 10 before the deadline but I still get the blue sceen error. All tests pass for both memory and the hard disk. System also runs fine with the exception that when I start up the computer there is a massive delay, then I get the Hard Disk Error, If I just F2 kit and then close and continue, the system finishes to start up. I think I may be having a firmware issue but HP Assist is installed and all updates are suposed to be running. Anyone outthere running into a similar issue? I feel like I'm having a false positive since I went up to a Solid State Drive.
How much capacity, in GB, does the SSD have? Less than 256GB is unlikely to work with the recovery media.1 more replies
My hard disk (C drive where the windows 7 is) is going to fail soon. It has some bad sectors and some corrupted parts and I encountered blue screen that says something about hardware failure. When my Acronis is doing backup, Acronis stopped half way because it cannot access some sectors to do the backup, it was fine previously.
I can still login to windows (depends on luck).
1. I want to change to a new hard disk, what is the best/fastest way to do it?
2. If I copy the whole disk to another new disk, would I encounter problems copying half way since there a
3. Will the data copied to new hard disk be incomplete since there are bad/corrupted sectors on my old hard disk?
4. My old hard disk is 1TB WD Black. What should I use for the new hard disk? Does it need to be same size and model?
Thanks a lot. Greatly appreciate your help.
(I do know how to change a hard disk and reinstall Windows 7 (Windows 7 updates took a long time) and install all programs again and setup again. That would take a few days so I am wondering if there is a faster way.)
If you don`t have a complete backup image, then there`s nothing you can do about it. You`re gonna have to re install windows.
Get your data off before the drive dies.
Your new drive does not have to be the same size and model, you can get whatever you want.
My computer starts up to a black screen displaying smart hard disk error hard disk 1 (301), f2 system diagnostics enter continue start up. Run diagnostics hard drive failed with an error code. Tried to reset bios start up no luck, tried to do the recovery it says pic need to be repaired and won't let me go any further. I lost my recovery discs when I moved into my new house. HelpMore replies
Hi fellas, this is my first post here and I hope one of you can sort me out.
I've basically just replaced the HDD in my Dell Inspiron 17R Laptop. that was the easy part. Now I have to get Windows working again, without a backup CD or USB and using an OEM product key.
I've done some research and as far as I can tell its not possible for me to use someone else's computer to create one of these, and I have no access to someone elses copy of win so I'm thinking of downloading windows 7 as a free trial of some sorts or a digital river copy thats still available for download, use this as a temporary OS until the Boot disks arrive from Dell (ordered yesterday and will take up to 30 days to arrive).
Am I right in thinking that this i the best way to go? And can I make a USB flash using a Mac? It's the only laptop I have available to me at the moment.
Many thanks and much appreciated!
Hi and welcome to TSF could you not have cloned the old drive.
Digital River links are as far as I 'am aware all down.
You could use Ubuntu or one of the many other linux distros as a temporary step.
The Best Linux Distros for First Time Switchers from Windows and Mac
1. I have an old Dell, model OptiPlex GX60. It has a hard drive of this designation: WDC WD400BB-75FJA1. It's a 40gb size.
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.
2. Is it as simple as pull the old one, stick the new one in, and go to F12 in Dell OS menu, then load windows in?
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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 18.104.22.168
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
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
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
I am working on a friends Toshiba Satellite P75-A7100 laptop. His hard drive crashed. Connected hard drive to my PC and cannot access it. My friend has no disks or backups. I will need to replace the hard drive. Having said this, I have a couple of questions to start with:
1. I see no COA sticker on this laptop. I'm not sure about how to activate once 8.1 is loaded.
2. Where would I get 8.1? Is there an iso download and where to get a good one?
I have to buy a new hard drive for my desk top. The one that was in it was a Seagate Barracuda 3.5" 7200.12 1TB ST31000524AS. I broke the plastic on it where the power or data cord plugs in, so it won't work now.
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.
Older data regarding my PC (current updates not showing, etc.) can be found here: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/Q...2IIVHBanlZexZN
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.
If you are going to run your OS and programs on a HDD, I wouldn't get a third one; you can just put them on a partition on your one internal HDD separate from a data partition. The only way I would recommend a separate drive for the OS and programs is if you were going to upgrade to an SSD. An SSD will give you lightning fast boot times and program access and is an upgrade that will give you more bang for y... Read more
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 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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I'm new here and I hope someone can help me. I was working on a friends computer. She had a ton of spyware, malware and trojans that needed to be cleaned out. It's an IBM Netvista 2276, Celeron [email protected], 128MB Ram, 10GB hard drive,CD-ROM, running WindowsME. After getting it all cleaned out, I turned it off. Went to boot up the computer this morning to install anti-virus and the hard drive crashed. Not recognized in BIOS...no sound...nothing. I tried all day, but it's definitely gone. Can anyone tell me where I can get a replacement hard drive that is compatible with this computer? I've searched IBM, shopping websites, etc. I'm worried about buying something that won't work in this computer (not made of money here!) I'm trying to absorb a crash course on hard drives, but I need to get one for this computer NOW! Thank you so much for any help!
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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.
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 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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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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Please could somebody help me with my probelm. I took my hard drive out of my Dell Inspiron 530s as it was full and took ages to load so wanted to buy a new one, of course not making any backup ha. Once i buy a new harddrive, what software would i need to buy to make my PC run as normal again. I was running with Windows Vista before, so what Software package do i require as the only ones that i seem to find are upgrades of which is no use as im starting from scratch as such. Do i need to make a boot disk first?
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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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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.
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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Help, I replaced me hard drive as the one in my system was bust so unable to make a recovery disc.
I replaced it with a new hard drive but have problems loading Windows 7 from the disc which is an upgrade.
The system was originally running XP, I do have an XP disc but it is also an upgrade, Is there anything I can do to get this up and running again, As is probably obvious, I am a bit of a novice in this field. Any help would be welcome.
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I have a HP 15-P199SA running Windows 10. The laptop will not start. System test stops with a Hard Drive DST Check : failed. FAilure ID : M37S3F-7R6874-MFPV6K-60R403. I believe I need to replace the hard drive, the laptop is out of warranty. Can you suggest a suitable replacement? TYMore replies
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)?
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)?
If you are running win98 you shouldn't have a problem with any size hard drive, other than that you will just need to make sure you get a IDE interface HD. For Physical size generall you will just have a 3 1/2 drive that should fit. However sometime Compaq uses 5 1/4 drives for there newer ones. Just take a look inside the case for the physical size.
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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
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?
Right now my OS knows its not there and doesn't display it anywhere, but do I need to do prep work before surgery?
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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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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
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).
Hi, I was wondering, if I got a new 500gb internal drive cause my old one is bad, would I be able to transfer everything (Including my seven install) onto the new drive? and if yes, how would I go about doing so?
Attach the new one to your system, then run some software like Norton Ghost to copy the old drive to the new one. Remove old drive after.6 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 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.
Adding a new boot drive on my father's computer. Used the Maxblast software that came with the Maxtor 120 G. Everything worked fine except I noticed that the software had partitioned the drive into four equal sections--the same situation that had caused the need for a larger drive because the sections not located int he boot partition were not easily available. So I reformatted the drive into only one partition but then the copying from the original boot drive could not be completed (many attempts). So I partitioned it back into several partitions, everything copied as intended, but now it asks for some command something or other at C prompt. Will not boot windows 98.
I've tried reinstalling O/S, recopying original boot drive--nothing works. Somebody help me please.
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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.
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.
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
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 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 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
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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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 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 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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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 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 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
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