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I installed at new hard drive, installed operating...

Question: I installed at new hard drive, installed operating...

I have seen this all over the internet but not sure what do do next. I tried installing the rediness tool.....just searches and searches for hours and hours....tried to install other windows updates from microsoft website, and either nothing opens or it runs and runs and runs.

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Preferred Solution: I installed at new hard drive, installed operating...

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.)

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I can barely download programs because it involves the web browser and always goes to the D drive. Is there any way i can transfer my things from the D drive back to the C drive. My c drive has like 69GM free space.

if i reinstall, is there a possibility that it will install to C drive. if so can you guide me? I have an Sp2 operating system CD, but the problem was when i tried to use same cd and cd key, it rejected it so i got an sp3 cd and it was able to install, but then it installed to the wrong drive, D. I really wanted everything to install to drive C as my primary drive

Answer:When I installed SP3 it installed my operating system to D drive

You need to make backup of all your documents, data etc. before you think of re-installing.

Then put XP Cd in and boot computer off it.
Do not choose to repair existing XP installations but do a clean install.
When the screen comes to choose a partition, choose the first partition. Later choose to format the the selected partition using NTFS.

Now you will have a clean install of XP with C: drive as root drive

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to boot up. Here's my issue I have a HP Desk top w/ a standard 320 GB hard Drive. I bought a new Hard drive (1 TB Western Digital) so that I could move everything to the new one and use the old one as storage. I had trouble even formatting the new drive but eventually got it and successfully installed a full version of Win 7. (the old hard drive has Win Vista with Win 7 upgrade on it. When I boot up the computer I receive a message asking which WIN 7 i want to use and actually either one works. I wanted to format my old drive so that I would only have one Operating system w/ WIN 7 installed.

I tried to format it (the old drive) at the command prompt, but alas it wouldn't let me. So, I said the hell with it and opened the case and disconnected the power cord first and then I unplugged the SATA cable as well as the power cable to the hard drive. I tried to re-start the computer but now it says cannot find something, unable to read or error. So, I take it something is missing from the new WIN 7 install to my new hard drive? WOuld luv a simple fix explanation from someone waay more knowledgeable than myself. Thanks in Advance!

R/ Dave

Answer:How do I get my newly installed Hard Drive (1TB) with Win 7 installed

Did you by any chance have both drives connected when you reinstalled? If so, your boot files may be on the 320 gig drive.

Try running a startup repair--you may have to run it 3 times.

Startup Repair

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So, my old hard drive on my M91p Tower was failing, and I was unable to boot into Windows 7 Professional. I replaced the hard drive, reinstalled Windows 7 Professional. It authenticates, all was good, I was happy. Then I left it installing software overnight. I woke up, it was 'asleep'. Wouldn't wake. Had to turn it off, and then when I restarted, I got the intel black screen 'OS Not Found' screen. Finally, I managed to insert the installation disc, shut down without installing by declining to reinstall it, and when I booted back up it started normally. My question is: What's going on? How do I fix this?  I didn't have Lenovo media to reinstall from, and used a Windows 7 ISO disk install. How do I fix this?  My last week have been a gauntlet of trying to fix errors. I really want to put to rest the issue so I can go on with my work regularly. What can I do?

Answer:HDD died. installed a new one, installed OS. Now it give black screen "Operating System Not Found

It is hard to diagnose without seeing it.  You left it reinstalling software..  It is possible that some installation failed and left the machine in a state where it needed to be completely powered off.  It is possible it is a hardware error in the M91p.  As I said, it is hard to diagnose without seeing it.

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I want to resize my c: drive. It is on a 120gb harddrive. It is partioned with c: and d:. I have tried several partioning programs but it won't let me increase the size of c:. I have reduced the size of d:, but it wont let me increase c: which has the os on it. I have win 7 ultimated 32bit installed on it. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Can I resize C: drive with the operating system installed on it

You may try this ... Option two should work.

Partition or Volume - Extend

But after that, you may need to run Startup Repair , for three separate times .

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Hi all,

Apologies if my terminology isnt the best fisrt of all.

I have an XP PC which no longer boots (I get a BSOD with 'Unmountable_Boot_Volume')

As I was planning on installing Windows 7 on a fresh drive anyway, I figured I would just take the hard drive out, put it in my hard drive docking station, and pull my pictures and music from it.

When I try to do this, the drive doesnt show in the 'my computer' list. I then go into Disk Manager to try and rectify the problem. The disc is there, showing as a dynamic disc (?), but it has a little 'no entry' sign on the icon. When trying to click tohe option to 'reactivate' - it times out each and every time.

So i'm stuck now and have no further knowledge on this to be able to try anything else. Thought I would ask here before taking it to a shop, to save some coinage!

Can anyone help? Some stats below:

XP PRO SP3 (Loaded on Hard drive that I pulled from my PC)
160Gb Seagate SATA HD


Thanks a lot

Rich

Answer:Cannot access files from drive with Operating system installed

If the Disk is a Dynamic disk, you'll have to connect it internally to a Desktop PC, you can't use an external enclosure/docking station (though I've seen some reports that it does work, sometimes).
From XP Help and Support (emphasis mine):

Quote:




Dynamic disks are not supported on portable computers, removable disks, detachable disks that use Universal Serial Bus (USB) or IEEE 1394 (also called FireWire) interfaces, or on disks connected to shared SCSI buses. If you are using a portable computer and right-click a disk in the graphical or list view in Disk Management, you will not see the option to convert the disk to dynamic.




Once connected internally, it should appear as a Foreign Disk. you can then right click on Foreign and Import the disk. It will then appear in Windows Explorer.

To access the files, you will likely have to take ownership of them;
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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I recently used my system image disk to restore on a new (larger) hard drive but now when I look at the hard drive from the computer view it shows my hard drive as being the same size as the old one instead of being the size of the new one. I'm not sure
I'm making much sense so I will post a picture...

Is there anyway to fix this? Does the drive really only have 286 gigs on it?

Answer:System Image disks installed on new hard drive show new hard drive same size as old one

You have to be logged in as Admin to perform these operations.
Go to Start, and in the Search box, type in DISK MANAGEMENT. Pick the Control Panel item "Create and format disk partitions." Once Disk Management comes up, right-click on the area of your disk and select "Extend volume..." Move it out
as far as you want, making the whole thing one drive.
If that doesn't work for you, then you can download Easeus Partition Manager Home
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm  and create a boot CD from it that will accomplish the same thing (and more, if you want to read up on it). It's a free program and works
with 32- and 64-bit Windows. I like it and use it myself.

SC Tom

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hp15-ay514tx New Laptop installed win-10 and installed drivers from hp web site but touch pad vibrating. we could not point a location, this we seened in many hp notebooks. any solution? help me

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I just installed a brand new Western Digital Hard Drive 160 gig. I partitioned it with FDISK, then formated, then did a clean install of windows XP. Everything was fine until after i finished the installation, and i tried to connect my old maxtor 20 gig so i could transfer some files over, and the computer stopped reading both hard drives. When i start it up, the computer can't boot from either drive. I've tried disconnecting each of the drives and only booting with one connected, with no luck. I also tried changing the gray strip, I can't remember what its official name is, but that didnt help either. When I go into BIOS and let it auto detect my drives, It wont recognize either of the drives.
 

Answer:New hard drive installed sucessfully, now my computer cant find any hard drive

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envy m7-j010dx hard drive died. i installed new hard drive and it suddenly went into some kind of failure & windows 10 keeps trying to boot then goes into automatic repair and fails and the cycle starts over.

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envy m7-j010dx hard drive died. i installed new hard drive and it suddenly went into some kind of failure & windows 10 keeps trying to boot then goes into automatic repair and fails and the cycle starts over.

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At start up I am getting the blue screen which says "remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers"

I did take out the hard drive and connected it to another computer using a sata to usb cable, but the drive was not recognized so I put the hard drive back.

Now when I am unable to boot up. It is a windows 7 64bit.

Answer:BSOD -Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers

Please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/96879-blue-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html. Upload the files here, this will tell you how. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/9733-screenshots-files-upload-post-seven-forums.html

Also, please give us a better explanation so we will understand what you did.

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Hello all!

Apologies if this has cropped up before, I'm just hoping someone on here can maybe help.

Basically, I have a USB External Harddrive that I was using on my desktop. I have since wanted to use this device for travelling with my laptop and decided today to plug it into my laptop which is running XP Prof SP2. When i plug it in Windows brings up the Install New Hardware wizard window which when i go through it, always fails to install the device. This had been happening recently with a few USB pendrives i had tried to use.

It seems windows doesn't like to install certain plug n play devices like it should. I have no problem with other USB devices and i know that the external hard drive and pen drives work fine as they both work on my desktop and house mates computer...

Anyone got any ideas about this one? Any way to get my hard drive working with my laptop??

I am assuming this is some sort of XP problem??

Any help appreciated!!

Answer:USB Hard Drive not being installed

Do you have any yellow or red flags in device manager next to
usb devices?

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OS: Win XP
My Level: Computer Savvy... know NOTHING about Hardware though. : )
After my computer failing to boot for a week I've gone in the BIOS and re-set the boot order to

Hard Drive
Removable Drive
CD
Disabling (the PXE thing)

Pc now boots fine, but the Primary Slave Hard Drive is not installed? Have I lost it? If I "install" it (assuming that I can...) will that wipe it clean? This is my back-up data drive and just want to know if I've lost it completely or not. Whatever the case, I do NOT want to wipe it if it's not dead already.

Thanks, and sorry for the basic question. : )
 

Answer:Hard Drive Not Installed

Gaminatrix said:

OS: Win XP
My Level: Computer Savvy... know NOTHING about Hardware though. : )
After my computer failing to boot for a week I've gone in the BIOS and re-set the boot order to

Hard Drive
Removable Drive
CD
Disabling (the PXE thing)

Pc now boots fine, but the Primary Slave Hard Drive is not installed? Have I lost it? If I "install" it (assuming that I can...) will that wipe it clean? This is my back-up data drive and just want to know if I've lost it completely or not. Whatever the case, I do NOT want to wipe it if it's not dead already.

Thanks, and sorry for the basic question. : )Click to expand...

Can you change it from Primary Slave Hard Drive to Secondary Master or Slave .. In other words can you try it on the other channel?
 

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I purchased an HP laptop which was delivered with no hard drive installed. it took 5 calls and 8 hours with tech support to determine the problem. Now HP is making me pay postage to send my defective computer to HP to repair. Escalated and tech support will call in 48 hours to respond to my concerns. Anyone else having the same problems with quality and customer service?

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I just installed a new Seagate 1TB HD as my second drive. In the near future I want to set up a multi OS booting, Vista, Windows7 and later Linux.
Vista is on my C: drive and I wonder if I should load Win7 and Linux an the first two partitions of the second drive or create two new partitions on Drive 1 and install them there.
Also
Partition Wizard Home Edition v5.0 shows Disk 2 that the first partition is *: and that it is unallocated, Capacity 7.88GB, Used 0GB, Unused 7.88GB, Status None and Type as Logical. Should these settings be changed?

Thank you

Answer:New Hard Drive installed

Originally Posted by BarrieNoodles


I just installed a new Seagate 1TB HD as my second drive. In the near future I want to set up a multi OS booting, Vista, Windows7 and later Linux.
Vista is on my C: drive and I wonder if I should load Win7 and Linux an the first two partitions of the second drive or create two new partitions on Drive 1 and install them there.
Also
Partition Wizard Home Edition v5.0 shows Disk 2 that the first partition is *: and that it is unallocated, Capacity 7.88GB, Used 0GB, Unused 7.88GB, Status None and Type as Logical. Should these settings be changed?

Thank you



If you're going to be using Linux then I suggest you make 2 partitions on the second drive and install them seperately, otherwise Linux will take up the whole hard drive for it's tiny OS, it converts it to a format that cannot be used or detected in windows so I would allocate about 10GB for Linux and leave the rest for W7
PS: Any chance you can move this thread to General Discussion Brink or Zero or any other moderators passing by?

Dave

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I bought and installed a WD caviar blue 320gb pata hard drive, installed windows xp from a reinstallation cd that came with my old computer so there are no service packs on it, when i go to hardware listed in my device manager there are no network adapters listed, i cannot connect to the internet on that computer and do not know what to do, help?

Answer:installed new hard drive

You need to install the chipset driver - should be on a disc that came with your system. Then download and install the latest service pack for Windows

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A friend just called me to inquire about a problem he has encountered.    This is a good friend, and I'd like to be able to help.    And, after he described the situation,  now I'm curious myself.   OS is WinXP.He said the computer "crashed"  and they started over.   Installed WinXP.Computer has a floppy drive,  two CD drives (most likely one is DVD),  one hard drive, and a Zip drive.     Zip drive is IDE.There is only one partition on the hard drive.He says everything works fine.But,   WinXP is on F: .      The Zip drive is C:  .Other drives are labeled normally.    A:, D:, and E: .They would like to get it back to the way it was originally.    Hard drive being  C: ,  and Zip drive being  F: .My initial gut feeling is to start over.   But before installing WinXP this time,  remove - disconnect the ribbon cable -  the Zip drive.     He is really hoping to not have to do that.     This is not a hobby/home computer.   It is used for business,  so already it has quite a bit of software re-loaded, and records accumulated.          It could be done,  but it is a chore.Therefore,  I don't want to go with a gut feeling.    I'd like to be sure of:      What caused it, so we can learn something.... Read more

Answer:Installed XP, hard drive became F:

To change drive lettersOpen up the run dialog from the start button or by pressing the Windows key and R at the same time and paste in the following:%SystemRoot%\system32\compmgmt.msc /sClick OKSelect Disk Management. Then right click on drive C (The Zip drive) and change thedrive letter to a free letter (for example Z). Then letter C will be free and you can assign it to the hard drive (currently drive F). (1)(2)(3)

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after a few problems i have just purchased a new HDD reinstalled windows no problem but what i am hoping you guys can help me with is:

I also have a little 10gb hard drive which was in the pc when i got it, on this 10gb drive are a few programs etc, i want transferring to my new 80gb i am a complete novice so please be gentle with me

Steve
 

Answer:Installed new Hard drive...please help

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Ok so I came up with a brilliant idea to install a new hard drive on my dell inspiron 6000. However, I have no clue about computers. So I installed the operatins system windows XP and some drivers but some things are not working properly.
Some drivers are missing such as Video Controller ( vga compatible)., Where do I find this stuff? Also, my internet is really slow. Some pages take forever to load. I am guessing I am missing some plug ins? What do I need to install on my computer so it can function again like a normal computer? What drivers and plug ins do I need? What other software do I need? THanks for your help
 

Answer:Installed new hard drive, what do I do next?

You can go to the dell website and look under support drivers and downloads for the xp drivers needed for your model of computer and go from there.
 

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hey, I just installed a new 60 GB hard drive, and then looked at it in My Computer, and it said 61.4 GB, but then I scanned the disk for errors, and when the scan was done, my Hard disk was only 57.2 capasity, is this normal?

this is completly empty of course as its new and not been used yet

a secondary question, does anyone know how to have 2 desktops, one or more for each drive, my Nvidia Video card software seems to indicate that I can, just wondering if anybody knows anything about this

edit : oh, and another thing, while im here I might as well ask,
I have also an external hard drive case (my new hard disk is in there,) but it says its for USB 2, but I think my Gygabyte 7VTXE model Motherboard only has USB 1, will this make any diffrence in my new hard Disks performance?

I could have just installed it into the PC with the origional hard disk, but the only shelf available was directly under the existing hard disk, and there was so little room between the 2 hard disks ( they actually touch each other) that I was worried this might harm them because of any extra heat and less ventalation from haveing the 2 right on top of each other. Feel free to comment on this to

I have Windows XP sp1, the new hard drive is a maxtor 7200 RPM, Ultra ATA/133, buffer size 2mb after I bought, I read now that i should have gotten 8mb buffer, but I dont know diffrence, mines not a supercomputer anyway , so if the Hard disk is far from the top of the line, it should fit right in
 

Answer:just installed new 60 Gb hard drive, 57.2 GB now?

A 60 gig drive in disk manufacturer's gigabytes is really 55.88 gig in real gigabytes. It's the difference between calling a gigabyte 1,000,000,000 (disk makers) and 1.073.741.824 (Windows and the rest of the planet).
 

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heres my situation

i had to replace my hard drive with a new one, so i had to install win98 SE, the problem is this. it looks really crummy, no sound, the video looks really. well "old". i reformatted it last time with the discs that came with the pc. the plug and play cannot update the driver for the multimedia PCI and a few other things, how can i get any plug and plays that it cant find to "find" them? i cant get any sound, and the video quality is bad. thanks!
 

Answer:installed new hard drive

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I installed a new hard drive into a Dell desktop and when I tried to install Windows 10, all I keep getting is invalid partition message. What am I doing wrong and how can I fix it? Of course I'm trying to install it using my USB port. I've gone into the system set and restarted it several times and to no avail. Please help.
 

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I just installed a new Seagate 1TB HD as my second drive. In the near future I want to set up a multi OS booting, Vista, Windows7 and later Linux.
Vista is on my C: drive and I wonder if I should load Win7 and Linux an the first two partitions of the second drive or create two new partitions on Drive 1 and install them there.
Also
Partition Wizard Home Edition v5.0 shows Disk 2 that the first partition is *: and that it is unallocated, Capacity 7.88GB, Used 0GB, Unused 7.88GB, Status None and Type as Logical. Should these settings be changed?

Thank you

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Hi,
My wife's computer wouldn't power up this morning (W2K). She is in the middle of an important job. It wasn't the fuse or the lead.
Can I take out her hard drive, put it in my machine as a slave and copy the information from her hard drive to mine?
Will my pc (XP) try to load her operating system, or will there be other conflicts that would prevent me doing this?
Thanks, in advance for any help or advice.
zitnok
 

Answer:add 2nd hard drive with installed os

Yes, you can place the drive in another computer as a slave (make sure to change the jumper and check the one on the other drive) or in an external USB enclosure.
You may need to "take possession of " the files and folders to access them.
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=308421
NO, it should not try to boot the other drive (it couldn't even if it tried since the Hardware Abstraction Layer will be invalid for your computer) if you put it in as a slave.
To be absolutely sure of this you could make sure that the slave drive is not listed in boot order in the BIOS.
 

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I currently have two HDs installed, the master being an outdated joke of a drive, but I just didn't want to mess with Windows, it has w98 installed. Now, I'd say I'm about average when it comes to computers in general, but software...well, I try not to even think about it...so, my question is...

I have a HD from a seperate comp with XP installed on it, for some reason I doubt it'd be as simple as slaving my current slave to it, and starting it up to work fine and dandy with XP. Or maybe it is. I'm truly lost. How could I go about this?

I'm new here, I figured this was the correct forum, sorry if it is not.
 

Answer:Hard Drive with XP Installed...need more?

There's a few areas preventing this from working. First, if you have it as a slave drive, the computer will still look to boot from the master, which is your Win98 drive. Secondly, if you rearranged the drives so that the XP disk was the master, it still may not boot, because it was installed with differing hardware.

If you want to use the XP disk in that computer, read through the sticky on using Sysprep. That will let you remove the drive from the old computer, and pop it in the new.
 

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Greetings all...Info:Gatway 7330GZ LaptopPent 4 (3.2GHZ)1/2 G RamXP Pro SP2A few months ago the hard drive on this unit crashed, massive clicking?. Tried everything to recover, including freezing the HD, didn?t work. I installed a new drive this AM and used a recovery disk copied off the net for this model, no disks were made when the unit was purchased (not my unit, a friends). XP installed but I am unable to get online to do any additional updates.In device manager I have yellow ! on the following:Other Devices Ethernet Controller Multimedia Audio Controller Network Controller PCI Modem Video Controller Video Controller (VGA Compatible)Due to the amount of yellow ! I seem to think that the recovery disk, although it appeared to work, was not the right one. I think if I can get to the net I will be able to update these drivers and XP to SP3.Thanks in advance for your assistanceCrapgame

Answer:Installed New Hard Drive, cant get to the net

This link should be of use: Gateway Support

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Hello all!!!! My name is John. I am trying to find some help with an issue that arose after I installed a new hard drive in my computer. I started getting a message that stated:

C:\Users\Owner\App Data\Local\Conduit\API Support\API Support.dll

Anyone know how I can repair this? I saved an image of my system before installing the new hard drive and then just downloaded the image to the new hard drive. HELP!!! please!!
 

Answer:Installed new hard drive

You might just need to run some registry cleaners to fix and remove those corrupt registry keys.
 

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hi there i installed the second hard disk SATA Hard Drive 160Gb Seagate 7200.7 ST3160023AS with no problems on my dell dimension 5000 its coming up as a C drive so do i have formatt it to windows or do i just leave it the way it is the Drive has been fdisked and formatted to NTFS already for OS i want to use it with the hard disk i have already to install programs on it as my hard disk is nearly full any advice.
 

Answer:installed my second hard drive

Take a look at how your computer sees your drives by going to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disc Management to be sure your boot order and disc labels are correct.
You have a lot of choices, but you cannot have the Dell Boot on both drives.
Most find it wise to use one drive for operating system and programs, and the second for data and operations related to the installed software.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario 1930 Notebook, when I turn it on, the screen shows "Operating System not found" , reboot and press F10 entering SETUP, it shows " Hard drive not installed: If operating system not found, re-install hard drive. Hit any key to exit." do nothing and wait for a while, it get into PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility, press F9 Setup Defaults to load default configuration, then press F10 save configration changes and exit, it's running but stuck in Microsoft Windows98 screen. I can still hear the hard drive running noise, but nothing happen to the notebook's screen.
Please give me your advise to find out where the problem is. Thanks.
 

Answer:hard drive not installed?

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I have just put a second hard drive into my computer but it cannot be seen in the My Computer screen. How can i correct this? Is there something else i must do first?

Answer:Second Hard Drive Installed

Have you tried hereclick here

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I installed a new hard drive in my brothers XPS 1530 Dell laptop. I tried to install the windows 7 but i keep getting a message that tells me no boot drives detected. i ran the pre-boot system assessment and everything has passed so far, what do i do now?
 

Answer:I installed a new hard drive now what?

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Any help would be greatly appreciated! Here is my story....I have xp and 2 hard drives. One is 20gb and the other is 40gb. The 40 is just for my pics and stuff, the 20 has xp and all programs, so I get a 60gb hard drive and thought I would just transfer everything over, I figured it would just go over what was on the 60gb before I started. Ya right! Stupid idea! So now I have installed the new 60gb and the 40 has stayed where it is and is fine. I thought that the xp I had on my 20 would just go over the one that was already installed on the 20, wrong again. So I believe I have transferred everything over but I cant get any drivers to work. So now I have the 20gb HD I took out of the computer hooked up to the external reader. I have the 60 gb HD installed with everything on it from my 20gb HD (I believe) except the xp. It has the XP that was already installed on the new hard drive, but I wanted the XP from my 20 gb HD. I believe that is why I cant get any drivers to work. Please help! I hope I explained correctly. Any help would be so appreciated.Lisa

Answer:Need help! Installed new hard drive

I'm not sure I understand. Did you actually install XP on the new drive? If not, you can't just copy it from one drive to another and expect it to boot. You need to use disc imaging software such as Macrium Reflect. Create an image of the original 20 Gb drive and then restore it to the new drive. Then you'll be able to boot to the new drive.

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Hi, I just installed a new hard drive on a Compaq Presario V2403NR laptop. I have tried to install or reinstall the windows operating system CD that came with the computer, but after loading all the files, kernals etc., it will not allow me to recover or finish the installation. It says it doesn't recognize any hard drives. How do I get it to recognize this or how do I get the windows to boot? I can't get into CMOS or any other menu to safe boot either. the only place it will let me in, is the BIOS setup. It doesn't recognize or support the quick hard drive system test located under the TOOLS tab. I don't know where else to turn. PLEASE HELP!!!!
 

Answer:Installed New Hard Drive

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run check says no hard drive installed.

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hii have a quantum fireball hard drive (about 7 years old or so) and has been working fine until yesterday when it said "hard drive not installed".the wires are finewhat could have happened? have i lost all my data?much thanks for any help!

Answer:hard drive says not installed

Can you see it in bios?

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Windows does not see it. Running Windows 7 64 Ultimate. I have 16Gb's of memory onboard. What do I need to do to get it up and running?

Answer:Installed a 3Gb hard drive

Hi jpk

Can you give us a full screen snip of Disk Management

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

It may be recognized, but unallowcated & unformatted.

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if i want to move all my music to my other drive, how do i keep itunes "connected" to them?
i don't want to go through and add all my music to itunes again, and i want to keep the play count on it.

any help apprecciated

thanks
 

Answer:I just got my second hard drive installed and...

TacoPaco9317 said:

any help apprecciatedClick to expand...

Found this on the iTunes Web site:

iTunes for Windows: Moving your iTunes Music folder
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305451
 

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Installed a new hard drive and now my modem is acting up
I know enouph to be dangerous to myself
I ran a scan and it said that the software was not compatible with my modem
The scan tool i ran was System Mechanic 6
Help this computer dummy PLEASE
Thanks Lowboy
 

Answer:Installed new hard drive

Hi Lowboy

Have you tried updating the drivers for the modem? Did your modem come with a disc?
What type of modem is it? Is it a clean install of Windows?
 

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Hello,
I would like some help for my predicament. My issue is after installing windows 10 fresh, was able to update and whatnot and left it in sleep mode. Afterwards the morning after my laptop blue screened and did a infinite reboot cycle. I did dell diagnostics test and got the error hard drive not installed .
 

Answer:Hard drive not installed

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I installed a new hard drive few months back, it came with software to clone my old one. Anways it way bigger than my old drive. I have three partitions now on the one that has nothing on it I'm wanting to install music itunes, games that hog beast all my pie. Can I just install itunes on that new section? Just wondering thanks
 

Answer:Installed new hard drive

Don't know why you couldn't.
 

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History stated in http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/713509-checking-disk-stalls-system-help.html

Finally got around to replacing the hard drive (been using other laptops) but at boot up get the following message:
PXE:E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
Operating System not found

How do I fix this? Please help...
 

Answer:Installed hard drive- now what?

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installed new hard drive and tried to retreave all os from laptop but was not able to,how do i reinstall all os/info from laptop.

Answer:installed new hard drive

Both hard drives have to either be on one system or you have to make an image of the drive and make it available to the new hard drive.Return the old hard drive to the system and if you only want the image then use ntbackup with system state. If you need the hidden partitions might try clonezilla or ghost or acronis or even the software that the oem drive may offer.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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I got the bright idea of making a clone of my existing W.D. hard drive using their LifeGuard utility to use in my new mb / processor / case and do an "In place upgrade" to retain the original files, setting, and passwords. I understand that I'll probably have to reactivate Windows because I'm changing so many of the system components at the same time. The "bright idea" of using a clone was that in case I make a mistake I'll still have all my original files, settings and passwords. After I successfully complete the upgrade I will use the old components, along with a new copy of XP for a machine for my younger kids to use.

When I tried to make the copy the clone was not bootable. I tried the utility again making the mistake of using an option with a title something like "make the destination bootable" and what I ended up with neither of my hard drives being bootable. Actually they look like they boot, get the welcome screen, but no user names come up to click on to log on. I even tried booting to an XP Windows diskette and every safe mode option provided to me without success. I still have my older daughter's XP computer in which I could install my old system hard drive in order to perform a rescue if someone could tell me what to do. I'm a little leery of booting from the XP install disk and using the recovery / repair console because of all the comments I've read about people loosing everything on their hard drives... Read more

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I just installed a new SATA HD. In Disk Management it shows Unallocated. What do I need to do to get it going. Thanks,

Answer:New Hard Drive Installed

In disk management choose simple volume, allocate the amount of space you want, format it, then give it a name or letter. From what I can recall.

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Been meaning to ask this question for at least 2 years. Is it possible
to take a hard drive with an already installed OS, XP to even 95 and
connect it to 'another,different ' mobo/system and power up with
something resembling positive results??

-M
 

Answer:Using Hard Drive with pre installed OS

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Installed new harddrive need to find drivers. Motherboard is supermicro 370 swd. supermicro home page not of much help. o/s is 98se any suggestions greatly appreceiated.....thanks

Answer:installed new hard drive

go to www.driver.com i think thats the site if not mikesgroovin knows the site

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Is this the right Forum?
I have an older Compaq nc600 with a failing Fujitsu 40G HD that I decided to replace with a SSD PATA/IDE drive (Transcend TS64GSD330 64 GB IDE).
Hardware:
Agere Systems AC'97 Modem
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Intel(R) 82801 Ultra ATA Storage Controler - 24CA
HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4243N DVD Drive
ATI MOBILITY RADEON9600 Series Display Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200 BG Network Connection
O2Micro OZ711M3 MemoryCardBus Controller
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz
Started machine with OS recovery disk to load windows XP 2. Loaded SP3 and all drivers. Computer seemed OK at first. Then every time it is started up, Windows loads up to
the background and stalls. It takes another 4 minutes or so to get the task bar and systray. Also, after a minute or so, a window opens to tell me that a driver for some hardware has successfully loaded... but the list of the hardware is blank. Then the CPU maxes out, the fan starts, and the machine slows way down. When I look at processes in Task Manager, there is a svchost that is using 99% of the CPU cycles. When I kill this svchost process, the machine runs much more in line with what I expected.
What do I do to fix it? I need for this computer to run with the SSD drive.
 

Answer:SSD Hard Drive installed

Is the SSD seen by the bios? The OS recovery disk is in a CD drive?
 

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I installed the new 320GB hard drive today. Got everything back together, put the computer back where it belongs, turned it on. I then installed the operating system disk, got a little more that 1/2 way thru and it's been running in "installing windows " for about a little more than 3 hours. Is it supposed to be this darn slow? I went from a 40GB to a 320GB. Checked with the geek squad before i left the store, followed all the directions to the letter. The system is still running on "installing windows" as it has been. I know the system is still running as the blinking lights on the screen are still present. Also it tells me that it will be finished in 34 minutes. That was at about 3:30 pm. The disk is still running. Do i continue to wait? Please advise.

Answer:New hard drive installed but...................

Check out these references and see if either helps resolve your problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828267
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815319

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i just put in a new 80gb harddrive in addition to my 1st one. i booted up and it said something about reinstalling windows, and not knowing anybetter, i installed it to my second hard drive...! now when my box boots up, i have 2 winXP's to choose from, one from each drive. i want the 2nd/new harddrive to be used just for storage, maybe even linux . i did this awhile ago and have installed programs and games using the new windows. How can i uninstall one of the windowsXP's so that i have one disk that runs windows and the programs/files/games on that drive, as well as the programs and such from the other drive (that i only want for storage, and possibly linux)?? Also, im not sure i changed the pins on the new harddrive to denote primary/slave... does that have something to do with it??

Thanks
 

Answer:XP installed itself on my 2nd hard drive!?

If you are not sure of how the hard disks have been configured and none of us could help.

On a same cable one hard disk must be configured as a Master while the other as a slave. Only the master boots.

Base on your description I suspect you have triggered a dual boot with XP and have installed the two operating system on the "same drive". A drive without an operating system should not be able to tell you to reinstall windows. Also I have not seen a version of Windows allowing me to choose which hard disk to continue with a boot up, unless you are into the virtual machine software.

Please check again and confirm.
 

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I have a Dell-Dimension 3000 Series with an Intel Pentium 4 Processor. My computer had given me an error message about a missing or corrupt file...Windows32...It stopped booting and wouldn't do anything from this point. A couple friends of mine told me to replace the hard drive, so I did. Well we have the hard drive installed. It won't do anything else aside from go to the computer's setup menu with options, such as: Drive configuration, hard-disk drive sequence, CPU information, etc. I did get the guy at Radio Shack to help me ensure that it was recognizing the hard drive, and it is. It just won't read the Windows disk and do anything else. Can somebody please help me ensure that my settings are correct and help me get to the part where I set up Windows? I don't know anything about computers and I'm fixing to throw mine out the door. Thank you.
 

Answer:Installed a New hard drive

you need to setup to boot off the CD (windows CD or recovery CD ) what do you have ?
This is a bios setting - boot order
make the CD 1st before the harddrive

On Dell I think there is a F key to also choose boot device F11 or F12 i think - but need to look up
 

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bought new hard drive for my laptop a dell inspiron 1200, its a 250 gig from the base 25 gig but, when i installed the windows xp home edition. anyway from the start menu when you click on the turn off computer button the stand by icon is not lit up and i can not click on it also when in the control panel and in the power optionsand into the advanced options it says when i close the lid of my portable computrt it says do nothing and there are no other options is there a way to fix these options and please be very detailed as im new to this, thank you guys very much
 

Answer:Installed new hard drive but have question........

Are you saying the standby button is greyed out? when you installed or reinstalled windows xp did you install all of the drivers needed?im guessing that its an old inspiron laptop if it came with a 25 gig hard drive at the time.what you need to do is go to the dell website and look under support drivers and downloads for your model of computer.then you install them, the most important ones are audio, video, chipset, and internet but there might be a whole lot more that you will need.when you go into the control panel look under appearances and themes, then display, then screen saver, then power.also you can go into the device manager and see what drivers you are missing. they will have a yellow question mark beside them.hope this helps.
 

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I have an "AMD A8-5500 APU 3.2 GHz" computer - A8 Vision HP Pavilion BIOS v.7.10 I installed a second SATA drive (a 3TB Seagate) and booted up the factory installed OS on the first SATA drive. The operating system has no problem seeing the drive, so I installed a second OS into a 700GB partition on the second SATA drive. However, when I booted the system to finish the OS installation, the BIOS couldn't see the second SATA drive. Booting into the OS on the first SATA drive, no problems, the OS can see the second SATA drive. So, the problem occurs at boot time. The BIOS won't see the second SATA drive. However, if I interrupt the BIOS at boot, and go in to run a diagnostic (and I cancel that and not run the diagnostic), all of a sudden, the BIOS can see the 2nd SATA drive and I can boot off it. Interrupting the normal BIOS boot and entering the BIOS setup, and then canceling out, will 100% of the time cause the BIOS to see the second SATA drive. If I don't do this, the BIOS doesn't see the other SATA drive 100% of the time. This is a real annoyance. I looked for an updated version of the BIOS (assuming this was an identified bug fixed with a later BIOS release), but can't seem to locate anything. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks,SFMChris











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Answer:Second installed hard drive isn't seen by BIOS

I do not think it has anything to do with the "Windows Boot Loader (Winload.exe or Winload.efi)". However, I did try it out and running a "bcdedit /set {GUID} path \windows\system32\winload.exe" produced a non-booting OS (even if I attempted to use my current workaround by interrupting the BIOS at boot). Here is the current behavior I am seeing when I hit ESC to enter the BIOS setup (you have a window of less than 2 seconds to hit this key before the WIndows Boot Loader menu comes up). The following are the paths to settings in the BIOS menu, followed by the settings I am seeing:       * Boot Menu                - Shows only SATA0       * Computer Setup > Storage > Device Configuration               - Shows only SATA0       * Computer Setup > Storage > Boot Order > Legacy Boot Sources               - Shows only SATA0       * Computer Setup > Storage > DPS Self-test               - Shows both SATA0 and SATA1 ?! UPDATE:I just found the fix (HP devs will need to fix this bug though). SOLUTION:  I made the following BIOS change... Read more

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So I finally got a new motherboard to boot, but got a Stop 0x0000007B error. I booted from the XP CD, and after attempting to install (first option) or recover(second option), the CD says that it cannot find any "hard disk drives installed.." I made sure the HD was connected, and the same thing happens, so I find this odd. The IDE hard drive worked fine on the old motherboard until that motherboard died. The HD is connected with the same cable as the the CD drive.
 

Answer:XP install CD says hard drive not installed...

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I noticed that whilst it says in the summary text near the top of the page that the unit has a 128GB SSD and 1TB Hard Drive, it doesn't appear to mention anything about the 1TB Hard Drive within the technical details. Is this a mistake on the page? Could someone clarify? Thanks,WIll











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Answer:Does the HP 15-ax003na come with a 1TB Hard Drive Installed?

Hey Will, The PC did come with 1 TB according to the marketing spec here: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c05159489.pdf -wes    

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I have a Dell XPS that has been sitting un-used and un-plugged for several months.  Hooked it up today and it keeps showing "strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"
 
F1 only makes the same message appear.
F2 takes me to the setup utility and I can see that under "Hard-disk Drive Sequence" it shows "Hard disk drive (not installed)"
 
HELP !!!!!!!!!!
 

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I have a relatively new (bought Jun or July 2007) clean 80G hard drive with XP SP2 OS, later. (I installed) Through a few disagreeable machinations the sp2 was removed. (alternatively, a second hard drive was used on the same computer using 98 second edition, ironically works.)
To make a very long story short, I want this (XP) hard drive erased, Partitions and all. I want to start anew, afresh and on a new and different computer using LINUX.
How does one do this?
desukane

Answer:erase xp installed hard drive

which distro of linux? some distros will take care of the partitions and get rid of xp as part of the install if you so choose.

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Okay, I just got a shiny new hard drive but when I formatted it and installed windows xp on it it does nothing.  It I try to just boot up like normal it will just show the dell for a second and go to a black screen.  It will pretend to read the disk for hours until I shut it off.  I've created a single large partition and installed xp on it already but when I try to install xp on it it tells me that that I shouldn't install 2 operating systems on 1 drive so I assume that the first time I installed it, it installed correctly.  I've tried changing the boot order so that the hard drive boots before the CD or anything else.  I've also tried a repair and couldn't figure that out.  I've even reformatted and reinstalled xp once.  Please, what am I missing or where did I go wrong. Thanks, Boots 

Answer:new hard drive w. xp installed but won't boot

Did you remember to set the drive or first partition as active when you set it up ? ?

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Hi All,
I had upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when my Hard drive crashed and I have installed a new hard drive without any OS on it obviously. I have created boot able USB drive with Windows 7 as that is the OS on my OEM ( I spoke to Microsoft Canada and they suggested that I install Windows 7 and then up grade to Windows 10 online and then Restore the back up from an image I had previously created of the C Drive.
My problem is that I cannot get into the BIOS setting of my machine. I have an HP Desktop and I have used every possible method of getting into the BIOS but I have failed. I have used ESC, F1 F10, Fn + F10, Holding multiple keys on the keyboard before powering up and all manner of combinations with Function keys but NOTHING works. Please note that when I turn the power button nothing is displayed on my screen. There is no splash screen by HP that would show up when my deceased hard drive was functional. Please advise. Thanks in advance.
Adnan

Answer:A New Hard Drive installed without OS unable to

model of HP desktop?
do you get any sounds of fans running leds lit?

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Friend's laptop died. I installed a new hard drive and Win XP Home Edition.
All works fine but there is no sound.

I have downloaded and installed Realtek driver
Also motherboard_driver-audio_realtek_azalia

But there is still no sound.
What next?
 

Answer:new hard drive installed in old laptop

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I shut down my XPS 13 (9360) for the night, when turning it on the next morning I get an error: Hard Drive not installed.
Checking the diagnostics, it can't find the drive.  The BIOS doesn't seem to find it either.
Are there any settings I can try in the BIOS before I start calling up support?

Answer:XPS 13: Hard Drive Not Installed error

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Since the Diagnostics nor the BIOS is able to detect the hard drive there it is certainly a Hard drive failure.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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I have Windows XP full version installed on a computer. I have recently added an old drive and formatted it. Now I have two drives, on empty, and one used and with XP installed on it. I am planning to put my blank drive on another computer, that does not have a drive at the moment. Due to technical problems, I am unable to boot from CD on the other computer to install XP on the blank drive.I would like to know if it is possible to install XP on my blank drive, from the desktop, so that when I install it in the other system, XP boots normally.Any takers?Me.

Answer:XP Installed on one hard drive, want to install it on the other

why is it unable to boot from cd? and your saying that "I would like to know if it is possible to install XP on my blank drive, from the desktop"  is this the one that has been deleted or not?

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I bought a 20 gb hard drive and installed winxp pro on it. It will only boot to safe mode. I have disconnected my old 6.2 gb corrupted h/d and did go into my bios and I thought I had configured all correctly. (bios is a Compaq 686x1 bios for PII 266). I had to go to westerndigital.com and install lifebuoy 10 for it to recognize all 20 gb as it would only register 6.3gb. So if winxp boots to safe mode what can I do to make it boot normally? I ran msconfig and had it try to boot with just a sys.ini and/or the diagnostic startup.

This is my first encounter with winxp, I was using win 98 previously.

Thanks, Kelly
 

Answer:installed Win XP on a new hard drive..won't boot

I think my first post had a very ambiguous question. All I really need to know is what to look for in safe mode to change to make my pc boot normally? I am sure it is something small, but I can't think of it!

Thanks again,
Kelly
 

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My laptop got really hot and froze a few days ago, no visible affects, but it is now extremely slow in starting Windows 10 and while I have gotten it open since, I've been having trouble getting to my desktop again. I was told to run diagnostics (F12 at start up) and it says "Fail PSA V4220 Error 2000:0155. Hard Drive - Not installed". Everything else came back normal. I ran the BIOS screen and the hard drive was listed. I even tried removing and making sure the hard drive looked okay. I also tried removing RAM. Laptop is latitude E6430 and I bought it refurbished last year.

Answer:Hard drive not installed-- laptop

Let the 10-minute test run, and then boot into the Dell diagnostic 32-bit tests and run an extended test on the drive (it'll take a couple to a few hours).

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I installed Windows 10 on a separate hard drive in my computer to keep from messing up my Windows 7 installation. It appears windows 10 still makes changes to windows 7 even on a separate hard drive. See attached picture. I can not correct this using the system repair disk or the original install disk because it tells me it is the wrong operating system any idea how to correct this? I tried to make a new system restore disk and it tell me the disk is for technical preview x64! even though im making it in windows 7. (See Pic) The disk windows ten was installed on was removed from my machine when I tried to make the system repair disk from the picture.

Answer:Win 10 installed on separate hard drive changes win 7

After a situation similar to yours, some years ago, I was forced to formulate my own Rule concerning two OS's on the same PC.

If one OS can see the other OS, it will have a tendency to mess with it... changing things it doesn't like and deleting things that it thinks are unnecessary. More specifically, One OS, deleted all the restore points for the other OS.

So my new Rule is, "never let one OS see another OS on the Same PC".
On this ten year old desktop that I'm running Windows 10 on right now, I have two other drives with OS's on them, but.....
this drive is the only one plugged in. The other two have NO data connection to the motherboard, so they are completely safe.

I can't tell you how to fix your OS that has gotten messed up, other than do a Restore from a Backup file.
If you don't do backups, shame on you! If you can even boot up to that OS, then try to do a System Restore.
Failing that, sounds like you're in deep doo-doo.

Good Luck!
TechnoMage

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I have an external hard drive and the directions say that I should be able to plug it in and use it. The problem is that it is NOT being recognized by my computer (Dell running windows XP). How can I resolve ths issue?
Thanks.
PS I have tried multiple USB ports and turned the computer on/off several times.
 

Answer:Trouble installed ext. Hard drive

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My computer is only 14 months old. Dell replaced the motherboard 3 times I think. Basically just stick with issues from day one. I didn't get extended warranty, so am I out of luck???

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I just installed a new WD SATA hard drive. I switched the PC on but the Hard Drive does not show up. I used The existing SATA lead & left the original hard drive with the connection SATA 3 & used the 2nd connection SATA 2 for the new hard drive. The PC then had some updates to install but I got a message saying updates failed. I must have done something wrong, but I followed what the installation instructions said. I know very little about a pc when there is a problem so can anyone please help me out. Thanks Mac

Answer:Installed new internal hard drive

Right click My Computer then Manage a box will open, click on Disk Management and see if your new hard-drive is shown there. If so right click anywhere within the new harddrive box and click on format. Hopefully that should sort it.

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I upgraded from a 60GB hard drive to a 320GB hard drive. Copied everything from the 40 to the 320. When unhook the 40 and start up with 320 it goes to start up and goes to a black screen saying Disk error occured press ctrl + alt + del to restart. there are no disks in the computer. The other hard drive will start up just fine though. Any ideas?

Answer:Installed new hard drive and won't work

Is that a SATA drive or IDE?

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My wife's computer (running W2K) wouldn't power up yesterday. I put her hard drive in my computer (XP home) as a slave. I got permissions for the files she needed so that she could continue her work. She also needs her email messages and addresses from Outlook Express on the slave drive. I am right to believe that I can't run the program on the slave with a different OS? Is there any way I can access her stored emails and the addresses, and copy them onto my (master) drive?
Thanks.
Regards, John
 

Answer:Part 2 of 'add 2nd hard drive with installed os'

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Red box appears which reads:

Hard drive not installed: If operating system not found, reinstall hard drive.
Hit any key to exit.

Then it reads: Operating System not found

WHAT? WHAT HAPPENED????The system worked fine yesterday

Any suggestions? Or did I fry the machine
 

Answer:IBM ThinkPad t-20- Hard drive not installed

So if you enter the BIOS setup it doesn't see the hard drive either?

Try finding the hard drive on the laptop and make sure its is securely connected. Try pulling it out and then putting it back in to reseat the connection. On IBM's this generally isn't too hard to do, just look for an access panel on the back, side, or bottom.
 

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I've looked all over the internet, put in the road runner disc, looked all over my driver's disc and still can not get this internet to work. I needed a new hard drive and installed it yesterday. I ran the XP disc and ran the driver's disc earlier today. So then I tried the road runner (my internet connection, which is through an ethernet on a cable modem) disc and it said my connection failed. It told me I was missing a network adaptor or that it wasn't installed. I do have a network adaptor so I'm guessing it's not installed. I also went to run and typed devmgmt.msc. There are yellow question marks by ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller, sm bus controller, and video controller. Could anyone tell me how I would go about installing this/these? My PC is a dell dimension 2400 and since I can't access the internet on that PC if I could download the driver for it on the website would I be able to burn it as a data disc and put it on the PC that's missing it? Any help on this would be appreciated, thanks.
 

Answer:Installed new hard drive and no internet

Get the latest chipset and networking drivers from Dell's web site, support section. Use your Service Tag for easier searching. Yes, you can use CD, floppy, USB flash drive, etc., to copy those files between computers. Install the chipset first. You may need others, but those should give you network access.
 

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I have an error when i try booting my computer.  i havent done any personal modifications to any hardware items.  The motherboard has been replaced a few times cause I had the infamous flickering screen.  Overall this has not been a reliable computer and now it just doesnt work.

i need help people, my computer is just over one year old now and has no warranty.

am i just out of luck now????

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Hi.  I am trying to install an 80 GB hard Drive in my R51.  When the hard drive is in, I can see it on the list of boot devices.  When I try to boot from CD, the laptop starts to boot and then hangs.  Also the hard drive light is a solid green.  I have tried to connect the hard drive via USB to see if I could install the OS (windows XP).  i can format the disk and the OS copies files to the disk, but I eventually end up with a Blue screen.  I have tried other drives as well and I still can't seem to get this up and running.  Thanks!

Answer:R51 - Can't boot from CD when hard drive is installed

Hello radikul123, welcome to our forum! Please check out this "little" guide to thinkpads. Especially the section XP clean install.There youŽll find some advice to properly install XP on a new/wiped hdd.

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Currently I've got three hard drives in my PC. A 10GB, 40GBm, and 300GB (which I purchased this Christmas).

I had Win XP installed on the 40GB with the 10GB blank (straight formatted to NTFS from when I got my first PC). I installed the 300GB and partitioned it (10:100:70:100GB - all primary partitions). I left the 10 to re-install Win XP so I could get a clean install.

I tried to install windows on the 300, but it was read as a 130 undefined drive?? I didn't really know why this was so I installed windows on my spare 10GB drive. Now when I boot into this new version I can only see my 40GB drive.

It's also worth mentioning that when I originally replaced my 10 with the 40 it had to take drive letter F. When I boot into my orginal config the drives are:

40GB Drive - F
300GB Drive - 10GB(C), 100GB(G), 70GB(H), 100GB(I)
10GB Drive - Z

and when I boot into my new config I get:

40GB Drive - C
130GB Drive (??) - D (unreadable)
10GB Drive - E

They're all formatted with NTFS; I just can't seem to suss it out. Please help!!
 

Answer:Re-installed WinXP can't see my 2nd Hard Drive

Anyone got any ideas????
 

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Hi everyone,
My PC died recently, took it up to PC World, and they told me that the processor fan had stopped, the Processor had overheated, and blown up, causing the motherboard to crack. There were no files on that computer that I needed, but I got a new PC, and was just wondering if it would be possible to take the hard drive out of the broken machine, put it into the new one, and boot off of that drive (I have heard that there might be some issues due to Windows being tied to that particular motherboard). Windows Vista was pre-installed when I bought it.
Thanks

Answer:Can I use Pre installed Vista Hard Drive in another PC?

You are correct, Vista install is tied to that old system. So you will lose the activation, BUT you can call up MS and tell them your system broke and they usually allow you to reactivate.

BUT since the 2 systems are different, odds are the Vista won't boot, and if it does there are many drivers not going to work and it is usually easier to reinstall.

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I updated my Acer Desktop with windows update and computer will not load W7. The Bios shows hard disk not installed. I ran an Acer e recovery disk in the optical drive and the repair option whist showing will not load showing a fault of '0' drive. The only option showing is the dos command prompt. When I request Bootrec.exe/RebuildBcd nothing happens. When I request DISKPART/LISTDRIVES or DISKPART/LISTDISKS nothing happens. This is presumably because it cannot find the hard drive. I am thinking the windows files have been corrupted.
Any ideas on how to proceed please? On how to make the Bios see the installed c drive?

Answer:Hard drive not installed after update

The fact that the BIOS can not see the drive means it is nothing to do with corrupted windows files.
First
Remove and refit the drive to remake the connections and retry.

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Where or how do I find the Mboard?  I'm not sure if I even have that?! Is there an alternative?

Answer:Re: Installed Hard Drive having problems

Did that laptop come with a CD with MBoard drivers ? ?If not DLoad and install Everest Home to find out ALL the drivers you need.I'm suprised they weren't on the recovery CD's but not really....

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BB?Have a computer (not mine) running Win 98SE, Athlon 1200, 256 SDRAM. The hard drive is only 3gb and there is only 800mb left.Have installed a new 80gb hard drive, partitioned 20gb and 60gb. Cloned the old 3gb drive to the new 20gb partition and on bootup everything is working fine except cannot access the internet. All I get is ?Page cannot be displayed?.If I put the old 3gb drive back in as master I can access the internet no problem.I thought maybe the cloning procedure didn?t work properly so I have just done it again with the same result. No BB connection.I could, of course, uninstall some of the programs from the 3gb drive (to free up some space) and re-install them on the new drive but they would still put entries in to the registry on the C: drive.

Answer:New hard drive installed but can't connect to NTL

How are you trying to connect? If it's ethernet connection to LAN , you will need to install Win98 drivers from the NTL Installation Disk. Win 2000 & XP connects directly will connect directly without additional drivers.

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i recently bought a new hard drive with windows 7 home premium 32 bit installed. when i tried to install it in my pc it would not boot up, im assuming its because everything is new to it. i bought a windows 7 recovery disc but it has not helped. i did not get an install disc with the new hard drive. is there any hope for my problem? thanks, chris

Answer:new hard drive with window 7 installed

I'm curious----where can you buy a hard disk with Windows already installed on it?

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Hard drive does not show up in either 'My Computer' or in device manager. Im quite new to building my own pc. I built this one from the ground up basically by myself with no problems. Ive taught myself everything i do know and this is beyond my knowledge. Is there anything i could have done wrong? when i restart the pc it shows up as S.M.A.R.T Error. or something along those lines. Windows 7 64 bit, any other information needed will be provided. Any help would be awesome! Thanks in advance.

Answer:New hard drive physically installed,

S.M.A.R.T errors are explained here and here but generally indicate HDD failure is either near or happened. Probably the first thing to check would be the connections - power and data leads - are good. If this fails to produce results it is possible the HDD has failed.
There are a number of causes of failure; age/usage is the most common, but impact and static electricity can also cause problems.
If the HDD is new and you haven't dropped it or subjected the electronics to a static discharge, it may have been damaged in transit and you should return it to the supplier for replacement.

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Hi.

In addition to my other posting here, I want to ask you professionals, if it is possible to mirror my existing hard drive onto a much larger hard drive?

My partition C became way too small over the years, the Windows XP files have blown up their size. Partition D (which contains all installed programs) is still fine. But I was never able to use software like "Partition Magic" to adjust the space between these two partitions.

So I might just have to buy a new hard drive. But I want - I even HAVE - to keep the installed XP the way it is now. Lots of software installed. So I wonder, if there is any way just to "mirror" the existing version of XP onto a new hard drive, and then just to exchange the old hard drive with the new one?
 

Answer:XP: Installed OS: Possible to replace Hard Drive?

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What computers brands and models can a T61 Hard Drive be put into. My T61 is starting and connecting to the internet, but the monitor is dark. I was hoping that I could take out the HD and pop it into another computer to see and access my files. Thanks for your help

Answer:T61 Hard Drive can be installed on what other computers?

Your drive is unlikely to _boot_ on anything but a T61 or very similar Lenovo laptop. You should be able to install it as a 2nd (non-boot) drive on most machines w/a SATA drive interface to retrieve your files.  A SATA-USB or SATA-eSATA external drive adapter is handy for this kind of thing. Either a temporary one, or a more permanent installation.  Something like one of these: Rosewill RX-DUS100 2.5" & 3.5" SATA to USB2.0 & eSATA Hard Drive Docking Station VANTEC CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter [edit] Does an external monitor work on your sick T61?  Maybe that would let you access and salvage your files. Z

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Hi,

Yesterday my son knocked my laptop of the table and a message saying hard drive not installed came on the screen. Ive ran diagnostics and the hard drive cannot be found. I found information online about reattaching the hard drive. Ive done that but again this didnt work.

The laptop is out if warranty and im not prepare to ring HP support for Ł34.

Would appreciate any help. Ive put a picture of the screen at the bottom.
 

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I was getting a disk read error before so I bought a bran new Hard drive, installed it and im getting this error message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press key" I'm lost on what to do or what is wrong, I cant run any CD to install windows, in the BIOS it goes CD/DVD then my hard drive. Does anyone know what I can do to fix this? and please explain things in simple terms. Thanks!

Answer:I installed a new hard drive getting error HELP!

Try manually booting from the DVD drive by using the popup boot menu during the BIOS POST.

It is usually access by pressing the F11 or F12 key during the POST.

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I installed a 400GB hard drive, set it as master, and attempted a System Recovery with HP CD's. That failed on disc 5, so I will call HP tomorrow.Now set the original hard drive as master, checked in the BIOS that it was recognized, but it won't boot. I just get the POST beep, then a black screen and flashing cursor. All connections checked. I've a feeling this is something obvious, so looking for suggestions, please.

Answer:Installed new hard drive, now won't boot

I installed a 400GB hard drive,(which XP wont see all of without a bios update) set it as master, and attempted a System Recovery with HP CD's. if i read this right you are trying to use recovery CDs on a new HDD with nothing on it!!! how does that work then...Take new HDD out of PC make sure original is set to master and your boot sequence is to this drive and try again...

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I bought a HP m7690e online with no hdd. I bought a Hitachi 500G hd for the new computer, windows media edition, the start up disks, and hirem's boot disk. The bios knows the new hd is present. The new hd is a sata. There is not a floppy drive to make a boot disk. I do have a second computer to do things from but it is just old enough to not have a sata cable and I have to continually switch the monitor cable. How do I get the hd bootable and get windows onto the new hd?
 

Answer:Problem with installed hard drive

I put this in your own thread. Replying to a guide is NOT going to get you any help.

1 Buy a windows install disk.
2 Boot with your install disk and install windows.

You cannot take a hard disk with windows installed and put that disk in another system. It will not work. [At least most of the time it will not work]
 

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Hi all. I took my old hard drive from my ME system, changed the jumper to "slave" and put it in my new XP unit. Before closing my XP unit, I changed the jumper on the hard drive from "cable" to "master". Boot up, open My Computer and don't see the second hard drive. I've heard a couple of things: NTFS (did I say that right?) won't recognize the FAT 32 drive from ME (I thought it should be backward compatible) and/or I need to do something to my BIOS. Anybody have any suggestions??? Thanx.
 

Answer:Installed 2nd Hard drive in XP system

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I've had a brand new XPS 15 for about 2 months now and have now recieved a Hard drive not installed error. I have had a blue screen of death a couple times now and  the stop code was "unexpected store exception". I googled this and a potential error was that the start up drive could have issues with it.
I didn't get a chance to scan the drive as it crashed before that. Is there anything i can try other than sending it of to Dell or getting a replacement?
The model i have has a 512 Gb Toshiba SSD in AHCI mode with a fresh install of windows on it.

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Hello,

I just bought a lenovo Z580 with windows 8 and I also have a new hard drive coming. The first thing I tried to do was create factory restore disks so that when the new hard drive gets here I can remove the old hard drive and replace it with the new one and put the pre-installed windows 8 that came with the laptop on it. I can't however find a way to create factory restore disks. Is this still possible and if not what are my options for replacing a hard drive for this laptop and using the same windows install that originally came with it? I would prefer to not have to clone the hard drive because the new hard drive is an SSD so I will want to install windows with AHCI mode on.

Ultimately, I want to do a clean install of windows 8 on the new laptop using the existing pre-installed windows 8 key. I imagine this would be pretty simple if I had windows 8 install discs but I don't have those either as they didn't come with the laptop. Any ideas on what my options are to make this work?

Thanks for your time.

Answer:How to get pre-installed windows 8 on new hard drive

I would imagine your laptop has a recovery partition, if you were to image and transfer that partition you should then be able to use it to install windows 8 with AHCI enabled!?

That's if your BIOS makes AHCI mode available.

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