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Time to replace my hard drive?

Question: Time to replace my hard drive?

Hello,

I'm having what I believe to be an issue with my hard drive. A few days ago, I started playing some games on my computer again. Everything was running smoothly until my computer locked up and I was forced to do a hard restart. As the computer freezes, the sound last played keeps repeating over and over, whether is be music or someone talking over Ventrilo. At one point while restarting, I recieved the message "No Hard Disk detected". After shutting down and coming back a minute later, it was fine.

The OS that I was using at the time was Windows XP. Updating my sound and video card drivers did not solve my problem. SMART tests show that the drive appears to be fine. I figured it could be that Windows XP was corrupted. I did a repair installation, which again had no effect. I decided to completely format the drive and try Vista Ultimate 64-bit. I performed a clean install, updated my drivers and tried gaming once again. The issue still persists; however, less frequently.

Note: I disabled Superfetch because it was causing a lot of hard disk activity.

I am also having trouble running the Vista Experience Index. The initial test when installing worked; however, now it always fails to complete. A section of the log which failed is below.

885165 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:2295: --- START 2009\10\31 11:43:16 AM ---
885212 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:2567: > IsFormal=TRUE IsMoobe=FALSE.
885212 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1974: > DWM Running.
885492 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1987: > turning off DWM.
885492 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:2051: > EMD device detected to be on. EMD will be restored on exit.
885492 (2472) - mlib\syspowertools.cpp:0872: > Read the active power scheme as '8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c'
885492 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:2108: > power policy saved.
885648 (2472) - mlib\syspowertools.cpp:0904: > Set the active power scheme to 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c'
885648 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:2120: > power policy set to maximum.
886428 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:2756: > IsOfficial=TRUE IsFormal=TRUE IsMoobe=FALSE RanOverTs=FALSE RanOnbatteries=FALSE
886428 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: features ''
887037 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1436: > Assessment completed
887037 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: graphicsformal ' -wddm'
896163 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: media '-input {winsatencode.wmv} -encode {winsat.prx}'
902793 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1436: > Assessment completed
902808 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: moobego ''
902808 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: mfmedia '-input {winsat.wmv} -nopmp'
905648 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1436: > Assessment completed
905648 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: cpu '-encryption'
916225 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1436: > Assessment completed
916225 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: cpu '-compression'
926443 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1436: > Assessment completed
926443 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: cpu '-encryption2'
929687 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1436: > Assessment completed
929687 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: cpu '-compression2'
939999 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1436: > Assessment completed
939999 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: mem ''
945225 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1436: > Assessment completed
945272 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: disk '-seq -read -n 0'
963836 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1436: > Assessment completed
963836 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: disk '-flush -n 0'
963852 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:1430: > Assessment FAILED due to an error
964132 (2472) - mlib\syspowertools.cpp:0904: > Set the active power scheme to 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c'
964132 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:2155: > Power state restored.
964132 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:2171: > Successfully reenabled EMD.
964148 (2472) - winsat\main.cpp:3216: > exit value = 1.Click to expand...

I have tried swapping SATA connection sockets, which caused Windows to reinstall the drivers. That had no effect. I have not tried another cable as of yet. It really seems to only happen while gaming. Sorry for being all over the place, hahah.

System Specs (Custom Build 2 years old?)

OS: Vista Ultimate 64-bit (150GB partition, SP2)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Q6600 (40C idle) (Core Voltage: 1.275 V)
Memory: Buffalo Firestix DDR2-800 2x2GB
Motherboard: P5NE-SLI (44C)
Video Card: eVGA 8800 GTS 320MB
Hard Disk: Seagate 7200.11 320GB 7200RPM SATA2 (41C)
Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silence 610 (610 Watt)

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Preferred Solution: Time to replace my hard drive?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Time to replace my hard drive?

Perhaps one of these free hard drive utilities will tell you something. HDTune and HDTach. Can't hurt.

Raybro

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I'm getting a lot of different errors, like I/O errors and "0x???? referenced to 0x???" I don't remember the specific error, but it was something like that. I also get a lot of Blue Screens.

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Any ideas what this might be?

Answer:Time to replace Hard drive?

Go to the Hard Drive Mfg's website download and burn the Diagnostics software to a CD, boot from CD, and run the hard drive test.

Also download Memtest86+ burn to a CD, and run memtest on each individual stick of RAM.
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Answer:video card problem = time to replace hard drive?

Alright, first of all I have no clue about your video capture problems.  Never used one so can't help you with that.Now, my impression is you are having issues with possibly a bad CD ROM not a bad hard drive, but we can test and be sure.Download the appropriate hard drive testing software for your make of hard drive from this link:  http://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1122425778This will test your hard drive for bad sectors.  Usually, if you have less then 5 sectors just let the diagnostic "isolate" them and continue using the hard drive, testing it again every month or so.  If it reveals more then 5 bad sectors it is time to consider buying a new hard drive.   If your hard drive keeps developing new bad sectors this can cause you all sorts of issues and should be replaced.As far as whether or not you should return it to the shop, consider this.  If your computer is off warranty and they are charging by the hour then maybe you should follow some suggestions people give you here first.  If they are being nice and checking your computer out for free and you trust them, then why not?

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

Hi kfkaggwa, and welcome to TSG.

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

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Answer:Hard Disk Failure - what is cost to replace hard drive in 10...

Hi Rebecca, Contact an HP Service Center or a PC or laptop shop and ask them that. This is not a business unit of HP We do not provide prices for HP's services. We are volunteers. If you want to change it out yourself, then that is a different matter.  We can advise you as to what type hard disk or SSD is needed and show how to replace it.  

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Answer:R51 2887 Hard drive is dead, how to replace the drive and setup.

You should be able to upgrade to any PATA size drive of 9.5 mm thickness that you wish, there is no limit in size. So you can get a 250 gig if you want, any harddrive brand. If you don't have the original recovery cd, then you will have to use off the shelf version of the XP pro cd and activate it using your own s/n on the bottom of the laptop. You can download most of the drivers off the Lenovo.com support site.  

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Hi,

I disabled the optical drive from Windows System folder because it was faulty and slowing down my computer.

However, now, a virus has stopped from starting Windows.

Since this configuration of Windows on the Hard Drive, can I replace the Hard Drive with a new one so it can:

A. Reset my configuration to allow a Windows Installation disk to boot up from the "newly installed" optical drive,

B. Erase any prior infected files I may have had on the previous Hard Drive.

Thank you,

P.S.

The computer is a Dell Inspirion 2200 Notebook.

Answer:I cannot boot my install cd from my optical drive? Should I replace my hard drive?

Go into your BIOS and make sure the CD drive is the first boot device
Use the recovery CD that came with your computer and boot to it

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Answer:Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

Any updates? Did it work? I got a 'universal' caddy, but it does not get detected on my Z51. Works on my hp though.

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Answer:Z51-70 2nd Hard Drive via SATA Caddy to replace Optical Drive.

Lenovo released a new bios update! Did you try it?

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4) Any recommendations on where to purchase?

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Many thanks,
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Answer:Running slow even after reimaging... time to replace 5100's disk drive?

Hi

1) You must not buy exactly the same HDD but it is always recommended to use compatible module.
2) Theoretically yes. . I think that 60 GB is really enough for this unit but I believe that 80 GB HDD should be recognized properly.
3) Drive replacement is very easy and you can do it alone. At the bottom side, near the battery pack, you will find HDD cover. I am not sure but it is fixed with one screw. Remove it carefully and you will see how the HDD is placed there.
4) Google a little bit. You will find a lot of offerors. You can also buy it in every PC store. eBay is also an alternative solution.

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Answer:Is it hard to just replace a SATA hard drive?

ynotbme said:





1st does it matter who the manufacter is? Dell wants WD. I want Seagate.Click to expand...

Brand names are irrelevant especially when you are installing your own OS.




ynotbme said:





And do I just load the XP Pro disc in and start?Click to expand...

That would be the idea if you have it set to boot from disk in the system BIOS. The CD/DVD must have first priority over the HDD to boot.
 

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Answer:Solved: windows xp hard drive with win98 hard drive-question if someone has time??

Yes - you understand it correctly
 

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Answer:Can I replace my R60 hard drive with a 320GB 7200RPM drive

yes that will work as the primary  harddrive or in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter II use rescue & recovery to make a backup of your harddrive on dvd then use the dvds to image the new harddrive





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Answer:Y560 - Replace optical drive with 2nd hard drive?

found this when searching for the same thing..http://newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=253

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Answer:Help to Replace T61 Hard Drive!!!!

and also, can i install windows 7 straight after replacing the hard drive???

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Question: replace hard drive

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Answer:replace hard drive

No - that will work fine but - Yes there is more you CAN do if you have a Partition Manager. Install your new drive a master and the old a slave then boot up using a bootable floppy into Partition Manager and copy the entire directory to the new drive. Make the new drive 'Active' and you can then remove the old drive and you will be running exactly as before.

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Answer:Need to replace hard drive

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Answer:A50 - Trying to Replace the Hard Drive

Does Your new hard drive have 39 or 40 pins in the main group where the cable plugs in? Does it say ATA or S ATA on the packaging that the new hard drive came in? Finally are both the old and new hard drives the same width?

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Answer:3rd hard drive or replace hd

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2. Is there any problem with replacing it with say a larger hard drive (60 or 120 gb)?

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Answer:Replace the hard drive?

Sounds simple enough, thanks
 

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Answer:replace hard drive help

You could buy a Seagate and fit it in the caddy. click here

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Answer:How do I replace my Hard Drive?

Hi, Please use the 4th manual (page 60) on the following link:     http://support.hp.com/sg-en/product/hp-15-ay100-notebook-pc/12499456/manuals Regards.

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1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failureFailing Drive: SATO OFailing Attribute: #255

Answer:Do I need to replace my hard drive?

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I have a Seagate Hard drive with 685.5 GB  AND Processor   4GB Memory  Computer Version 8,862.3.0 (6/29/2011)  I have Windows 7 Home Service Pack 1  I don't want to upgrade to a newer version of Windows.  I like Windows 7 just fine and don't need the headache of learning a new OS even if it didn't have all the glitches that I have been reading about. I was thinking about applying for a work from home job and the computer requirements say that I need a computer with 12 GB Hard Drive.   Can I replace my current hard drive with a 12 GB one, assuming that I could find one?     Is my computer too small? Too old? Also, I have a 12 GB HP Recovery Drive (D) with only 1GB Free.  Is there any way to delete most of the info on the recovery drive (leaving  only the most recent information,) to free up more space?

Answer:Can I replace my 685.5 GB Hard drive with a 12 GB one?

>>>  Can I replace my 685.5 GB Hard drive with a 12 GB one? Hi, What you are planing to do with only 12GB ? Regards.

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Question: HARD DRIVE REPLACE

Hi FRIENDS,I want to replace my 150 Gb Harddrive to 320 or 500.Which model hard drive i have to buy.and how can i install my drivers in that.Can some body help me in this!!!!!!!!ThanksVijay

Answer:HARD DRIVE REPLACE

Vijay, welcome to the forum,
 
it would be helpful if you could post which ThinkPad and Operating System you have, even better post the Type and Model Number this will help members to help you. If it ends in CTO please provide some details about the ThinkPad. Please do NOT post your s/n.
 
Thanks

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Question: replace hard drive

I will soon replace my hard drive, what would be the easiest way to transfer windows from one to the other or would i be better off doing a complete reinstall.Thanks inadvance for your help.

Answer:replace hard drive

If your current pc is running fine you could clone your drive to the new hdd.Have a look here.click here=

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Question: Replace Hard Drive

I would like to replace my old 40 gb hard drive(Windows XP NTFS SATA) with a larger 250gb drive. What is the best program that will allow me to completely copy the old drive to the new one,and then have the old drive available for use as storage for pictures,back up files ,etc.?
 

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It is slow and has installed and deleted software reminates accumulated over the years, various driveby downloaded junk as well. I'd like to replace the hdd with a ssd. I'll have to reinstall Windows and all the software for a start clean installation. Do i have to have the d partion if i have a Win 10 disc with key. Are there drivers in the recovery partition i need to operate the laptop? Second which ssd should i get for the change, EVO 850? Thanks

Answer:replace hard drive with ssd

HI,The Samsung 850 evo, pro have  been voted the best hard drives prize/performance by international PC magazines.If you have the Windows 10 disk you can use it to install the OS on the SSD, you will not even need the product key if windows 10 has already been installed previously on the PC as it will (the same edition) be automatically activated once installed and connected to internet (just click on do not have product key when prompted). You can also insert your product key.You can also download the media creation tool from Microsoft and by running this tool download  original copy of windows 10 iso or create a bootable USB pendrivefrom Microsoft. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Personally I like to perform a clean install (custom install) without recovery drive and get all the most recent drivers from HP site or if necessary from the manufacturer of the device.Here is where you can get drivers for windows 10 for your PC:http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-touchsmart-17-j100-quad-edition-notebook-pc-... Let me know if you need further help,David

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My HD died on me (ran into a bad cluster while doing a complete scan and then failed to reload, etc.) and I need to replace it with a suitable substitute that is the same capacity. The old one was a Maxtor D540X 60GB ATA/100, I think the most appropriate replacement would be a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus-9 ATA/133 60GB, but I wonder if anyone could confirm this. The OS is Windows Me.
 

Answer:Need to replace Hard Drive

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I wish to to install a larger hard drive in my DV7.  I have read the forum related to the Pavilion 15 replacement (which I also own and will replace). I have also accessed the manual for the DV7, but it doesn't give the exact size of hard drive.  Please confirm the size of the hard drive for the DV7 and a suggestion as to what make/model & where I may purchase.  Thank you!

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Question: Replace Hard Drive

Hey guys, I'm having a issue with a HP Elite computer, its now saying on startup that the hard drive is going to fail and must be replaced. It still works great after boot up. Is there a program that i can use to make a exact copy of the original onto another then just replace the hard drive.

I have read that a program XXCopy may be able to do this for me.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Replace Hard Drive

http://download.cnet.com/Acronis-True-Image-Home/3000-2242_4-10168093.html

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Question: Replace Hard Drive

I want to replace my hard drive (Model ST910021AS) with a larger capacity. Can I just go to my local hardware vendor and buy a larger drive?  I don't want to loose any features such as the shock protection or temperature reporting? Thanks! 





Walt LerschLenovo T61, Type/Model 6459 - CTO, 2gb memory, Intel Dual Core T7500 2.2ghz CPU, 86gb hard drive, Vista Home Premium

Answer:Replace Hard Drive

Thinkpads should have built in accelerometer (APS) that controls the head parking of harddrive, while some harddrive have builtin shock detection feature, most of the newer harddrive have head parking feature, therefore most of the new harddrive should be compatible with Lenovo's APS. Not sure about temperature reporting, but i imagine it is fairly common, as most other laptops can also report hdd temp. I can use it on my desktop.  If you are worried just get Hitachi Travelstar, Seagate or Fujitsu harddrive. 

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I bought a new thinkpad T61  back in April. I underestimated the size of a hard drive that I purchased.  I want to replace the hard drive with a larger one, I have the ultra bay hard drive adapter,   can this be done using that??? If so, how can I do it?  Is it just as simple as copying the C drive to the Ultra bay drive and then swapping them out??

Answer:Want to replace Hard Drive

Thease easiest way to do this is to create an image of your current HDD then write it to the new HDD when you place it into the main HDD bay. There are a few third party softwares that can do this for you.





T60-2GB RAM-320HDD- XP PRO SP3 || Dell D620-2.5GB RAM-320GB HDD-XP PRO SP3

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I have an R40 (2897) that has a 20GB hard drive -- that is too small! and I either need to replace it or find a way to add an additional one. Anyone know if either of those choices is possible on R40? Thanks, W

Answer:R40 hard drive replace?

Welcome to the forum!Your R40 will take any PATA/IDE drive in 2.5" format, up to 137GB size.Also, you can add another drive via Ultrabay 2000 hard disk drive adapter that would replace your media drive.I'd begin my hard drive shopping here:www.newegg.comwww.zipzoomfly.comHope this helps.

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My computer is giving me the "imminent failure" message and keeps crashing, so I understand it's time to replace the hard drive. I don't know what to buy and would appreciate some tips. The computer is a Compac Presario 6000 with Windows XP if that helps. I want this to be as painless as possible.
 

Answer:I have to replace my hard drive. How do I know what to buy?

It's giving you this message because you have S.M.A.R.T enabled in the bios.

This is a self monitoring program for your hard drive, and is supposed to warn you of impending failure so you have enough time to back up your system.

It's not perfect, so I would try a hard disk utility to double check, either from your drives website, or try something like SiSoftWare Sandra and/or Dr. Hardware.

If you find you do need a new drive, basically look for one that is at least ATA100, 7200 rpm, 8 mb cache, and with at least a three year warranty.

Seagate is the only manufacture that I know that offers 5 years on their drives, while others offer usually 3 like Western Digital, Samsung, Maxtor etc, or even only 1 on their cheaper units.

As far as size is concerned, make sure your motherboard supports drives over 137 GB if you are after one that large. Also, Windows XP won't support drives over 137 GB unless you have a CD with SP1 slipstreamed or included.

Installing SP1 after you have installed the operating system doesn't work, it must be part of the installation disc.
 

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Both the C and D partitions of my 80GB hard disk are full (Compaq desktop with Win XP). I'd like to replace the internal drive with a much larger one. But I don't want to reinstall all my apps. Is it possible to replace the current hard drive, make it the bootable drive, then move everything from the old drive to the new one, including the registry? If so, how can I do this?

Thanks!

Mike
 

Answer:Can I replace my C hard drive?

Its possible for sure and not too hard either.

Once you have the drive you want to install it will either come with software or you can download free software from the manufacturer of the drive to clone the old hard drive to the new drive. Once cloned just disconnect the old drive and connect the new drive in its place and everything should be as it was but with more space.

You can then add the old drive back in a secondary drive for additional storage.

As a example if you buy a Seagate drive you can use DiscWizard from Seagate to migrate your system over to the new drive: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

You can also use third party paid programs with a greater range of options such as Acronis TrueImage or Symantec's Ghost to clone the drive.
 

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I am running Windows XP using an Abit AV8 motherboard.

I currently have two hard drives install under my IDE connection

A Western Digital IDE drive model #WD1200JB-75CRA0 that is 120GB partition as C, E and F and is Drive 2. Drive 1 is an IBM 10 GB partition as D Drive.

I want to remove both these drive and replace them with a Western Digital Serial ATA Hard drive that is 160 GB model # WD1600JDRTL. How can I do this?
 

Answer:How to replace 2 hard drive with 1 new one

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I want to upgrade to a larger hard drive.  How do I transfer the operating system, all programs, and data to the new hard drive?

Answer:Replace Hard Drive in T61

one of the reviews of this usb hdd adapter actualy mentions an upgrading a hard drive from an IBM thinkpad. simular adapters are available at geeks.com and tigerdirect.com APRICORN ADW-USB-KIT IDE/PATA/SATA to USB HDD Adapter - Retailhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812161002&cm_re=usb_to_sata-_-12-161-002-_-Pro...

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I have a Windows XP Pavilion 732c and its a couple (5-7 years) old and I've finally realized that I need to replace the hard drive because every diagnostic I've ran finds some "unrecoverable" error and it randomly restarts. (Im confident it's not a virus problem because I JUST reformatted it a week ago) and i starts making a clicking kind of noise whenever it starts loading a programCan someone walk me through the steps and necessary tools to open my computer taking out the hard drive and replacing it with a new one? I'm absolutely clueless as how to mess with the insides of my computer, so im confident ill screw up some howThank you

Answer:How Do I Replace my Hard Drive? Plz Help

OR you can purchase an "EXTERNAL" hard drive and then all you have to do is plug and play.Just a thought.Or you can try here , http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?man_lang=en&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=89005

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Just had replaced hard drive 250GB Sata, but know Norton 360" asking for more online storage space. Why?

Answer:Replace hard drive.

Have nothing in my files and it's asking me you need more online storage space. Is it because of my games we online.

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Question: replace hard drive

im having to replace my hard drive as the original one is past its best the problem is when i bought my pc i didnt get a windows disc it came pre setup with a recovery partition built into the drive can anyone tell me how i can copy the os or recovery partition to new hard drive.

Answer:replace hard drive

You need to "clone" the old drive to the new drive using something like Acronis True Image the free trail version may do what you want click here

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want to change hard drive --took all screws out but can't figure how to open--it's all 1 piece . the laptop is not going on. had it since christmas last year . It says boot device not found  .  please install an operating system on your hard disk.     hard disk (3FO)   computer was freezing up  alot--then  it went into system diagnostics until it found this, now I can't do anything.  somebody please help    

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Question: replace hard drive

I have a presario laptop and the hard drive crashed with no hope of life. i have purchased a new hard drive and a fresh install Windows 7. My question is can i simply pull out the old hard drive replace it and install the new windows 7 disk.
 

Answer:replace hard drive

Yes, it's pretty much that simple.
 

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Hello,(NB: WinXP SP2)Chkdsk has reported "unrecoverable errors" on my main hard drive, and which are causing me all sorts of grief. It is buzzing like mad, and sometimes I get the "Hardware Initiate Failed" message at startup. Now, I know well, how to replace a hard drive, physically. It is child's play, but I have no Idea how to "ghost" the entire contents of a (4) partitioned (SATA) drive onto another one, and then to switch over to the new drive. What to do?REgards, Phrixos

Answer:How do I replace a hard drive.

Use the Clone Image function in True Image - click here

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I've been supporting this Power Mac G4 since it was new in June of 2002.
Other than installing a SCSI card for the photo printer and the occasional cleaning, it's worked flawlessly.
It's in daily use for editing and annotating Aerial photos.
Yesterday I had to reinstall Illustrator for a weird parsing error I've never seen before, and it got me to thinking that the HD has been used heavily for nearly 6 years.
This machine is the backbone of this small business, and they're willing to do what's necessary, so my question is whether it's a good idea to preemptively replace this HD.
6 years seems like a long run to me, but I've never replaced an HD based on age alone, so what do the experts think?
 

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I have had this computer for about 6 years now and have no reason to believe that the HD is about to become faulty. I am wondering if, just as a safety measure, I should replace it or at least add another against the evil day when this one finally wears out.When I get another I would imnagine that I would transfer all my data and the operating (W2K) system to the new one. Can I just copy all of the directories from one HD to the other to achieve this? Will the computer boot from the new HD after I have done it?I look forward to your advice.

Answer:Should I replace my Hard Drive?

Yes, it might be advisible to have a secondary disk as a backup, or even use the current disk as the backup and transfer your OS onto the new one.xxcopy will do the job; the new disk may also come with software that will transfer everything for you.

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I had to replace my hard drive, I got most of my things back, now I have problems clicking on certain links on web pages.  I am not sure what I need to download to correct this problem.  Any help or ideals would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks

Answer:Had to replace hard drive. Need help!

We need more information, Please look here.

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Question: hard drive replace

Hello,
I need a little help I am upgrading my hard drive, I bought a 60 gig hard drive to replace my 12 gig.Which is the best way to take everything from my 12 gig and put it in my 60 gig without losing anything.My 12 gig has about 6 gig used on it .My 12 gig will go in another machine after and my 60 gig will be in the new machine.I am running windows 98 se on a p4. Hope u can help.
thks
toadman
 

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I have a laptop with a 1 TB hard drive. I am only using about 300 GB. Can I replace my 1 TB hard drive with a 500 GB SSD?

Answer:replace hard drive with SSD

Yes.

I did basically the same thing, a few months ago. I used the Magician cloning software for the Samsung SSD, but there are other ways of doing it.

http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor...oad/tools.html

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  I have the Aspire ES1-521--46JE From what I have been told I require a new hdd : Sata III 2.5 in Will this work as a replacement? Collection/ThemeVelociRaptorPortable/ Desktop PortableCapacity 300 GBData Buffer 16 MBDrive Type Internal Hard DriveDiskless or Populated PopulatedInterface SATA 3Gb/sDrive Size 2.5 InchesInternal or External InternalInternal Storage Type LaptopRotations Per Minute (RPM) 10000 rpmAverage Seek Time 4.2 msMaximum Data Transfer Rate 3000 MB/sDimension  Width 7 cmHeight 1.6 cmDepth 10.1 cmWidth (Inches) 2.76 inHeight (Inches) 0.63 inDepth (Inches) 3.98 inProduct Weight 0.49 g

Answer:Can I replace my hard drive with this one?

Hi,Yes, it will work.

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My pavilion 23 is broken and I believe I need to replace my hard drive, what do I need?

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Will I be able to replace the hard drive in my Emachine T3418 with a 2 or 3 TB one or is it a fixed drive (non-replaceable)....? I have an external hard drive plugged into one of my USB ports but the C drive is getting low on disk space again & I don't want to delete any more tubes or graphics that I've collected over the years to use in Paint Shop Pro or Animation Shop....I've already deleted tons of them & have some saved on my flash drive, but it's only a 2 GB one that I got free with PSP X3 Ultimate..... Thanks,Afoxybear3

Answer:I was wondering if I can replace the hard drive in...

Your Laptop has a ultra ata 133 or PATA HDD. They are not that plentiful anymore and the largest you can get in 2.5 (laptop) is 259GB and they run at 5400RPM.The specs for your laptop say your drive runs at 7200 RPM so, you would sacrifice some speed and your laptop is probably not that fast as it is.I would suggest This instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220654&cm_re=usb_drive-_-20-220-654-_-Produ...This is a great little 32GB usb drive at a killer price.  

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To Anyone WhoMight Help:Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated whether they're a cure or just a heads up that there's nothing that can be done - or, how to determine where along that timeline I may be.I dropped a 3.5 - 4" diameter ground magnifying glass from its insecure desklamp holder onto (as one's looking at the open notebook) the lower right surface of the notebook ( a fall of 6-8") . The glass weighs aprx 1-1.5 ibs. The computer screen fluctuated for a sec or 2 and then went to a black screen with the error message reading "disk read error - press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart. The command does nothing. The unit turns off after depressing the on/off button and when power is restored, it returns one to the error message after a blinking cursor for a few secs. I think the C Drive or main hard drive of the unit was damaged to the extent that the thing can't read itself. I'm told there is no laser reading device - that the drive is hardwired to read itself and from there send the data to where I'm unsure.I'm asking if it's possible to replace the main hard drive with another component. Also, if that can be4 done, what the concomitant probs may be that one may encounetr. Thanks to anyone who suggests any idea at all. I scewed up inadvertent ly and would welcome the chance to buy and install a fix at my risk entirely.Davbid Lyle - noholy1

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Hello, frequent admirer of the site, first time poster.

In short, should I replace my Vaio laptop (PCG-Z1WAMP, WinXP SP2) hard drive (Toshiba MK6021GAS, 60GB) or try harder to save it, perhaps finding some other cause of my problems?

After 18 months of great performance, I started getting long system hangs as my laptop tried to access the hard drive-- the drive would just rhythmically go crunch, crunch, crunch for minutes at a time, allowing nothing to be done, then my system would start responding again, until I tried to do something else, whereupon it had a good chance of again hanging with crunch, crunch, crunch.

--I did a virus scan with updated definitions. Nothing found.

--I wiped all partitions and reinstalled Windows. The laptop then worked fine.

--I installed several key programs. Still fine.

--After reading these forums, out of curiosity and suspicion, I ran chkdsk /p from the recovery console. It found errors. I used chkdsk /r to fix them. (I know chkdsk is not the best program but it was all I had at the time.)

--I loaded on a bunch of documents and programs.

--All was well for several days.

--I loaded on a few more GBs of documents.

--It started again with the crunch, crunch, crunch hang and rapidly got worse. I considered cybercide but calmed myself.

--I did chkdsk /r from the recovery console again. It said "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems".

--Honoring my Irish stubbornness I ran ... Read more

Answer:Should I replace my hard drive or try to save it?

I would also be suspicious about bad sectors. My suggestion will be The DiskCheckup program from PassMark. It's free and can be downloaded from the following address:

http://www.passmark.com/products/diskcheckup.htm

You can read the page to get more information.
 

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the original hard drive on Ideapad S10-2 is broken, i want to upgrade it to a larger hard drive, is there any limitation for my Idea Pad S10-2? such as maximum hard drive capacity or RPM? thanks in advance













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Answer:replace hard drive on Idea Pad S10-2

 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
As per the technical specification sheet  , You can upgrade normal 2,5" 9.5mm Sata-HDD  max. 500GB.   
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
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Hi. I received the laptop (HP pavilion x360 15-bk193ms)  this week. I noticed that especially during heavy hard drive loads (boot up for example), the hard drive (which I assume is right under the B&O sign on the top right of the keyboard), makes this crackling noise (the kind an old hard drive makes). I wished to get this fixed which is why I contacted HP to place a repair order. Since they will be replacing the hard drive, would it be possible to replace the 1 TB hard drive with an equivalent cost SSD or say a 256 GB SSD with me paying the difference in cost ? I would really appreciate it if this could be done. The hard drive is the slowest part of this laptop. It does not make sense logically or financially to have this hard drive replaced with another one and then replace that again with an SSD.

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Hi
I need help to replace my hard drive error hp smart short test failed hd521-2w and failed biohd-8

HP-Pavilion p6203uk
Product Number VG239AA-ABU
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit)
Western Digital
Model Number: WDC WD3200AAJS-65M0A0
I have bought a new Seagate ST31000524AS 3.5 inch Barracuda 1TB GB 7200rpm SATA Drive with 32MB Buffer i would like to transfer win 7 and all my existing programs docs pics etc.
I have read a large amount of posts relating to this transfer but i only have one computer the hard drive in the computer is still working very well, any help would be very much appreciated as simple as possible I am not very computer literate
 

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Hello
I have a W.D. 1 T external hard drive with several images on it from two pcs.
It is noisy so a new one(supposedly the same) is being sent to me.
Besides removing the content from the drive itself and removing backups from the backup programs themselves, is there anything I should do?
I do not know if there are any achrived places that keep storage that will cause a conflict when I plug in the new drive.
I was thinking of uninstalling and reinstalling the imaging programs to "clear the slate" but won't if it is not necessary.
I have Acronis True Image Home 2010 and Macriun (free).
Thank you
 

Answer:replace external hard drive

You might wanna post this into the software forum, as they will give you a quicker and more helpful response.
 

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I have a Hp pavilion 20 all in one It did have windows 8 but up grade to windows 10 it 64 bits . My hard drive went out it was 500  I bought a 1.0TB to replace one that went out. I didn't get a recovery disk and didn't make one because hard drive was bad when my grandson gave it to me.I went to microsoft download the window 10 save it to my desk top as iso file  download it to usb flash drive but tell me replace the disk  strick any key so download it to dvd disk same message  I did change the boot order each time my hard drive listed and I check it see if it was good  it pass the test and it new. I have no idea what to do it will not accept the media I download. Please any help or advice I will very much appricated it  Thank you BJ

Answer:can't installed os after replace new hard drive

Hi: You can't just copy the file to a USB flash drive. You have to use this tool to transfer the file so the drive is made bootable. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool  

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I have a lenovo t61 and I need to replace the harddrive, but I dont know what to look for. Will any hardrive work, what does it need to have? Does it need to be a lenovo specific one? Thanks for any help

Answer:So i have to replace my hard drive...how to choose?

 as long its SATA, 9.5 mm thickness and 2.5 inch factor, then it is okay, you can choose any maker... but people usually buy Seagate, Hitachi and WD.

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If I order an X200 with an 80GB hard drive, can I replace it with a 64GB SSD? I currently own this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220342, and want to pull it from the machine its in and put it in my X200. Will it just work?













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Answer:Can you replace the X200 hard drive?

welcome to the forum! yes, the drive you've linked will work in the X200.

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I think if I replace my Hard Drive, I will have less problems. (My HD is full)Anyway, I found some diagrams on google searches which show how to change a HD. It does not look difficult even though I have no clue whatsoever about the inside of a tower.  Does anyone know of a super simple diagram? I called Sony and was told to get a 200GB or better but NOT a SATA. One more thing...Once I change it, do I just load the XP Recovery discs? Will everything just load itself???

Answer:How difficult is it to replace my hard drive???

This is one of the better online guides.---->GoHere

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Hello:
My computer has officially died. The good news is the hard drive is still good. Can I take my hard drive and put it into a different computer that is not new? Will there be problems since the new PC is totally different from the old one as far as programs, drives, etc goes. They both have Windows XP but that is the only in common things with the 2 hard drives. At any rate, I really would like to at least retrieve some files off the old hard drive.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: replace hard drive into a different PC

I guess what I really want to know is it as simple as it sounds to take a hard drive and replace it in a different PC by switching it out with the newer PC's hard drive?
thanks agian
 

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Hello. This compter is painfully slow to boot. After it boots I can get some applications to run sluggihly. Other wont run at all. I ran Checkdisk and found over a dozen bad sectors some of which couldn't be repaired. Any help or suggestions you can provide is greatly appreciated. RegardsJulien 













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Answer:What knid of hard drive do I need to replace the o...

Hi,The HDD Specs is here: 320 GB 5400 RPM 2.5" SATA Connector.. Hope this helps,. & You may also get higher cpacity like 500GB, if you need more storage,. Cheers

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Ok, here's my problem: Last December I bought a computer from a well-known national store that will remain unnamed. I started getting Windows error messages almost immediately, and by September, the computer would go into Chkdsk when I booted it up, and I was getting messages on start-up saying that the 'S.M.A.R.T disk HD was in danger of imminent failure' and to replace it. So...I took the computer back to the store I purchased it from. The tech there did two tests on the hard drive: Tuff Test and Disk Doctor. She also told me that S.M.A.R.T HD is known to be innacurate with reporting failure and turned off the self test in the BIOS settings. Basically, in her opinion, there was nothing wrong with the HD. Now, a month later, my computer won't even load my local profile. It says it's corrupt. When I run Chkdsk myself and go into the Event Log, there's a ton of error messages saying that the HD has a bad block. So, I have several questions. Number 1: Would the tests the tech did actually find anything wrong with the HD? Number 2: It seems pretty obvious to me that the HD is failing, considering all the messages I'm getting. But - I'm not a computer expert. Could anyone out there advise me as to whether I need to replace the HD or not? Any help or advice would be most appreciated! Thanks.
 

Answer:Hard drive problems? Replace or not?

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I am getting a S.M.A.R.T. message when I boot my computer telling me that I should backup all my data and replace my hard drive.

I've got the new drive and would like to know the best way to transfer all the data from the old drive to the new drive. (I don't want to have to re install all the software over again)

Is there a way to make an image of the original drive and place it on the new one without having to reinstall all the programs again?

The OS is XP Pro with SP2
CPU: AMD Athlon64
RAM: 2GB

The old drive is 80GB IDE
The new drive is 500GB SATA

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Answer:Need To Replace The Hard Drive On My System

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And I previously purchased the Windows 7 Upgrade version installation, would my product key become deactivated forcing me to purchase another full version copy of Windows 7? Please let the answer be no.

Answer:If I wanted to replace my hard drive..

Should I say yes or no? You seem nice so I say no.

All kidding aside you will be ok. A new MB is the usual criteria for a new key and that is waived many times. Good luck

For added protection call MS, get a verbal confirmation and the reps name.

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I have a U160 RAID controller and a pair of 68pin SCSI drives laying around that I was thinking of installing in my computer.  The idea is to replace my IDE Hard drive with the SCSI drives and set up a mirrored partition.  The drives are 18GB so they'd only be good for my Windows but here's what I'm thinking:1.  10K drives will certainly improve OS performance, right?2.  Will the RAID 1 slow down any improvements I might notice from adding the 10K drives?3.  Is U160 fast?4.  How do I terminate the SCSI connection on the RAID card that will be outside of the PC?Thanks for the help,PO

Answer:Replace IDE Hard Drive with SCSI

1. Possibly, depends on applications being used.2. No it won't make it run slower, or it shouldn't.3. I assume 160 refers to the MB/s? If so it's better than a 133MB/s IDE but slower than a 300MB/s SATA-II.4. Disable it in Device Manager? If it comes up there.

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Hey everybody, my the first harddrive ( which is located on the top left of the laptop ) is acting up and I need to replace it. For some reason I can't find any resource about how to replace this driver. The only information I can find is how to insert a secondary drive or insert an ssd in the special ssd slot. I've got a W530. Bear with me if this question is a duplicate, but I seriously can't find anything about this. Best,mrzl

Answer:Replace primary hard drive

Hello and welcome,
 
Have a look at page 72+ of the Hardware Maintenance Manual .  Is that what you're looking for?
 
Z.

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Hello,  I want to replace the 500GB/24GB Hybrid Hard drive that came stock with my Lenovo Y50 to something with a bigger storage capacity, as I've already filled the 500 GB C drive.  My computer runs Windows 8.1 that came installed on the computer, and I want to make sure when I replace the hard drive that I can reinstall Windows, becuase we aren't provided with a backup copy of this version of Windows with the computer.  Do I have to use a cloning program to successfully complete the switch? I've made a backup of my system in OneKey Recovery but I don't know if I can use this backup directly from my external hard drive to put onto my new hard drive?  I'm not the most technologically literate, as you can probably tell, but I have some working knowledge. I just don't want to screw this up! Please help with plain language instructions!  Thanks!Sarah 

Answer:Replace Lenovo Y50 Hard Drive

I am also wondering thism but some of the hard drives I have been looking at on Amazon come with clonijng software for you to do this. It's what I will probably use

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Aspire ZC-606 that won't boot. It chirps once and asks for "Reboot and select proper boot device" or insert boot media....I can boot to Setup and the Drive is missing, only the CD/DVD is there.I need to take the hard drive out and backup all the data on it and replace it.I can't find anywhere that shows me the removal process.I've replaced many HDD's in all-in-ones but have always found some instructions.Anyone help?? Pete 










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Answer:Aspire ZC-606 How can I replace hard drive

before changing the HDD i would try another SATA cable, the part number is: 50.U86D5.002 to open the back of your ZC, you need to open the 2 rubber feet at the bottom of the back cover and unscrew the 2 screws; then with a pin you need to push in the little hole of the DVD drive until it slide off; then you can lift the back cover.

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The first part of my question is the physical size of the internal HDD? Is it a 3.5" or 2.5" HDD.  Second I need a diagram of the interior of the case, as well as instructions as to how to open it to access the HDD to be replaced. At this point I would like to consider adding an SSD as the second HDD (if there is room for one inside this compute). I have spent more than an hour in an endless loop, and had to get a second screen name to just get this far, so despite being extremely frustrated, if there is a readily available website or web address where I can find the instructions, and specifications for this specific computer, perhaps a Service or User's Manual that can give me the computer "model-specific" instructions and a schematic I can take it from there. I have changed out these drives before, just never in one of these all in one computers.

Answer:I need to Replace the Hard Drive in my HP Beats All-in-One 2...

Hi: Below is the link to the support page for your PC. User guides section>Upgrading and servicing guide is what you want. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Beats-Special-Edition-23-n100-All-in-One-Desktop-PC-series/71... Parts list...under the drives section, it shows the drives are 2.5" Enter the following product number in the box...  J6N70AV http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx  

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The hard drive on my computer is not working properly so I set out to replace it with a new one. I have the new hard drive and a windows 7 key from my computer that I bought. However, when I went to the Microsoft website and entered my windows 7 key, it told me that since I had bought the key with my machine, I would have to contact the manufacturer of my product to get more information. I cannot enter a ticket into HP since my warranty ended in 2011, can anyone here help me? I just need the windows 7 Premium 64-bit somehow. I really don't want to download anything from sketchy websites but HP, microsoft and any forums I have looked into seem to indicate that is the best option. Thank you for any responses.

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The hard drive on this laptop is beginning to make intermittent noises.Where can  I buy a replacement hard drive and how do I transfer the complete contents (i.e. OS, Office Products, 3rd party software, etc.) of my old hard drive to a new bootable hard drive?I assume MOVING all the contents of my old hard drive to the new hard drive satisfies my licensing agreement to have only one copy of the software operating at a time.  I wish to remain with the Windows 7 operating system.

Answer:Replace HP laptop hard drive

Hi,You can buy any good branded 2.5 inch SATA 9.5mm HDD. Western digital, HGST travelstar are good ones.For moving, you can use Macrium Reflect Free cloninghttp://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50081.aspxYou need SATA to USB adapter to connect hard drive to computer:https://www.walmart.com/ip/StarTech.com-USB-3.0-to-2.5-SATA-III-Hard-Drive-Adapter-Cable-w-UASP-Stor...But word of caution: if OS is corrupted or hard drive is failing, cloning wouldn't be a good option as it may not successfully move with all OS integrity retainedRegardsVisruth

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Can I replace the hard drive on this Laptop?  If so, how?  My disk failed the short DSST check and I can't access Windows. Thanks,  

Answer:M6-K022DX - Can I replace the Hard Drive

Mike12121 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about needing to replace your hard drive and wanted to help.Here is the link to the Maintenance and Service Guide for your PC:  http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03935332 The information you want is on page 34.Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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I need to replace the hard drive in a 1625CDT. I have a drive, but can't figure out how to get the case open. I also can't find any support documents with instructions how to do this.

Can anyone supply directions to do this?

Please don't tell me to take it to a service center. I'm a PC tech and know how to work on computers... just not this laptop.

I just need directions on how to get inside the case to the HD. Email me offline if need be.

Thanks

Answer:How do I replace a hard drive in 1625CDT?

Hi Roger

Well, if you are a PC technician so it should be not very difficult for you to change the HDD. A assembling of all notebooks is very similar and it should be possible for you to change or to find the HDD without any detailed instruction.
But nevertheless I will try to help you:

Before starting the procedure please remove the battery.
Then remove the keyboard. To remove the keyboard please remove the Strip cover. The System Status Indicator Panel is designed to snap-fit
into place. Do not use excessive force to remove or replace it.
Remove the 3 screws on the unit button. (There are mark ?K? around the screw hole). Remove the four screws holding the keyboard in place.
Now gently lift the keyboard.
Pull the keyboard FPC connector and T/P FPC connector safety lock in upward direction.
Then remove the Combo Module 1 screw. Remove the ram door.
Remove the Combo Module screw (M2.5+18FP) holding the Combo Module in place.
Pull up the Combo Module FPC connector.
Then the Combo Module will be pulled out, you can easily take out the Combo Module entirely easily

Remove the System Status Indicator Panel. The System Status Indicator Panel is designed to snap-fit into place. Do not use excessive force to remove or replace it.
Remove the four screws holding the keyboard in place.
Now gently lift the keyboard, placing it face down on the touch pad. Take care that you don?t damage the ribbon cable attached to the keyboard.
Remove the two screws (M2.5+4FP) s... Read more

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Hey guys,
So last Friday my computer (dell inspiron 1525 from 10/2008 running vista) completely froze up, restarted and windows wouldn't load ran a test and got a 2000-0146. I reinstalled OS and the drivers and everything seemed to be good until last night. This time the computer kept trying to repair but it would just fail due to a bad disk, tried to reinstall the OS in doing so i notice that it said disk may fail soon. I proceeded anyway, got to a point I could set a check disk test on the startup, but it hung up in the test and now windows won't load again.

I just don't know enough about computers to be confident in replacing a hard drive vs. buying new computer. Any thoughts/insight you can provide would be appreciated. I'd hate to go through the steps on buying and replacing the hard drive and that not correct the problem

Thank you,
 

Answer:replace hard drive or buy new computer

A new HDD like one of These will be much cheaper than a new computer ...
And a fresh install of Windows should make it run like new again.

New computers will come with Windows 7.
I'm reading that Windows 7 will be obsolete in about a year .. (or a little over) .. Might as well wait
 

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Hey everyone, I think I might've goofed up my hard drive. My Sager NP5170 can not reboot Windows 7, and I can't figure out why. When I tried, it tried installing (not reinstalling) to the HDD, and now every time I turn it on it asks me to put in the information, then it's somewhat fine (screen resolution is a bit messed up), but I also can't get online and it asks me to update my drivers, but I can't do that since I have no disks and because of the internet issue.

So I'm thinking of taking out the current 500GB hard drive and replacing it with a 1TB (Or maybe the 750GB WD Scorpio Black) and just booting Windows 7 onto it. I'm not entirely sure if there's a boot drive that's causing the problem, but from what I've read, there isn't.

What would you guys recommend?
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Answer:I think I messed up my Hard Drive, should I replace it?

You didn't state the brand of hard drive you have at this time. I would go to the maker's web site and download their hard drive diagnostic ISO file and burn it to CD disk. Boot from the CD, and have it run the extended test to find out whether the drive is bad or there is some other problem. It can take quite a while to run this test, so be patient.

Also you can use the system repair disk if you created one, to try statrup repair and see if it can fix the boot files on the hard drive. If you have not made one, you can use one from another computer running the same version of Windows you have. You may need to run the startup repair 3 times with attempted reboots between each repair attempt.

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I need a bigger hard drive on my laptop, a HP 620 Notebook, product no WT249EA#UUW, serial no CNU1060PR9. It is originally equipped with a 320 GB SATA II HD. I wish to install a a 500 Gb or, if possible, even a 1 TB HD. I am looking atHITACHI TRAVELSTAR Z7K500 2.5" 500GB 7200RPM SATA/600 Buffersize 32MB andHITACHI TRAVELSTAR 7K1000 2.5" 1TB 7200RPM SATA/600 Buffersize 32MB.Both drives are SATA III and the original drive is SATA II.I have tried to work out if my laptop can handle a larger drive but the information I can find is contradictive. I am most grateful for any help!




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Answer:Replace with bigger hard drive on HP 620

If it will take a 500 it will take a 1TB and yes, do not try to buy the hdd from HP. Buy it from a retail source due to price considerations. If you buy a 1TB drive and it does not work I will buy it from you at cost I am so sure it will be fine. 

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I bought an IBM R40 used on ebay.  It came without recovery disks or OS disks.  It has been bullet proof for 3 years and I travel for a living.  Nothing fancy, just works. One day booting up, I get a "Fixed Disk Failure".  So I found a replacement 40GB HDD on ebay at a great price and it is a Hitachi, just like the one I pulled out.  I installed it and then ordered a set of recovery CDs from Lenovo.  They run $45US. It comes as a set of 4 CDs and it supposed to include all preloaded software, drivers and a copy of Windows XP.  I booted to the CD and followed the instructions through all 4 CDs.  At the end of the 4th CD it says:  "Recovery Continuing, Remove any diskettes or CDs from the drives, and press Enter to restert your computer."  When I do that, all I get is a blank screen with a flashing curser in the upper left corner. I've loaded the CDs 4 times, same result.  I've ordered another set of CDs thinking they were missing something, same result. During the CD load, I can see the HDD light blinking indicating action on the new drive.  When I look at the BIOS, it recognizes the new HDD because it list it by model number.  I've changed the BIOS security settings for the IBM Predesktop Area to DISABLE as  recommended by someone on another board, same result.  I don't want to throw this Laptop away, but I am at the end of my rope.  My wife thinks I've got way too much ti... Read more

Answer:R40 Hard Drive Replace Problem

Have you set up the CD-ROM in BIOS as the primary drive prior to running the install from the disks?

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