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Hard Drive. Replacing "C" drive with "D" drive

Question: Hard Drive. Replacing "C" drive with "D" drive

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Hi all,
 
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

Answer:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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To those in the forum I recently damaged my thinkpad edge laptop 15" after not long ago having to reload every program and everything onto it, it takes me sometimes a week to get things back to normal. It's damaged irrepairably but the hard drive is Ok. I've now bought a thinkpad G570. Can I simply replace the hard drive int he G570, with the pre-loaded harddrive from the THinkpad, and will it just load up and work? The solution that has been offered to me so far ist to buy the sata -usb cable, and attach the old hard drive to the new g570 and go through the one key recovery and transfer the whole system that way. Any ideas would be great. I'd prefer just to swap the new hard drive for the old.  

Answer:Replacing Ideapad Hard Drive with Pre-loaded Thinkpad Edge hard drive

Hi, RichardBarclay
 
Provided the hard drives are the same size and use the same connection, there is no reason that the new computer shouldn't recognize it. And provided the new hard drive is simply removed and not touched until you're sure the old hard drive works, then there shouldn't be any danger in trying. If, for some reason, the old hard drive doesn't work in the new computer, then I would recommend getting a SATA-USB cable to simply transfer the files. And you may want to do that anyway as it is, in my opinion, a useful device to have in case you ever want to transfer data between drives again.
 
Best of luck,
Adam
 
 
 





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I replaced the hard drives in two X230 tablets today (HGST Z7K320-320, replacing with the same). Everything seems fine, but when the system reboots, it prompts for the hard drive lock password again (normally, it would just reboot without prompting). That wouldn't be a huge deal, but for whatever reason, it simply will not recognize the drive lock password. If I power it down and enter it, then everything is fine, the password is recognized and Windows boots normally. This is a fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit btw.  I'm not sure why it's doing this, but the fact that two are having the same issue means something else needs to be done. Both replacement drives are new drives, and I set the drive lock password for both after installation. Has anyone encountered anything like this?

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I have an M90Z (non-touch) and love it.  Does anyone know if it would be possible to replace the Western Digital 320GB drive with a solid state drive? The system is great, but I do work with some pretty large database files and access time is much more important than storage capacity.  I could get by with a much smaller drive than the 320. Thanks.

Answer:M90Z..Replacing the internal drive with a solid state hard drive?

I assume it is possible.   According to the spec sheet, Lenovo offers the M90z with a SSD "For special bid only". http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/pdf/desktops/ThinkCentre/M-Series%20all-in-ones/WW%20Thi...   I love mine too.    What processor did you get? What do you use it for?  I hope you got the stand. It is so much better with it.  Here is some information I posted about the volume. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-and-M-Series-ThinkCentre/M90z-tip-Speaker-sound-volume/m-p/381735 If you add the SSD, come back to this thread and let us know what the performance is like.





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I replaced the harddrive on my HP Pavilion DV1000 laptop. I have the original disks that came with the computer. I set bios to boot from cd. However when I turn the computer on with the xp cd in the optical drive, I just get a blank screen. I can here the cd drive start and stop. Any suggestions on what the problem may be?
 

Answer:Blank screen after replacing hard drive w/XP boot disk in CD drive

Hi , Is the hard drive you have fitted brand new, nothing on it? Or does it have an OS on it from previous PC? In the BIOS does the new drive show in the list ? And are you using a genuine MS Windows disc, or the HP recovery disc, (as supplied with a new PC?).
 

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I told my sister I'd help her replace the broken hard drive in her 6 year old HP laptop (G60-120US). We plan to restore the Vista OS that's on the restore disk which came with the machine.

I was concerned about finding a hard drive with the same geometry as the existing drive because I know that was a potential problem some time ago. But then I became convinced that it doesn't matter because ...

1) There's no geometry info on the hard drive currently installed in the laptop (which is a 250GB WD).
2) Sellers of laptop replacement hard drives don't say anything about the geometry of the drives they sell.
and 3) I found this, below, on an HP site but nothing about geometry considerations other then the new AF sector size.
"Customers using original HP supplied recovery discs on systems that have had the 512-byte sector drives replaced with a new Advanced Format HDD may experience issues and may not be able to re-image their system. The most common issue customers will see is that they will not be able to use their current recovery media if they try to install Windows Vista or Windows 7 on AF Drives."
I found other HP info which said only that you need to replace a laptop HD with one of equal or larger capacity.

But then I was looking at hard drives from Discount18, an Amazon seller, and their web site said that once you've replaced a HD with one of their drives you have to do a full OS install, you cannot use the restore disk. I asked about that and got this res... Read more

Answer:Replacing a Laptop Hard Drive. Is Drive Geometry a Potential Problem?

Sorry for tAking so long, a laptop drive is any 2.5" drive, either regular or ssd will be fine.

You will need to reinstall your OS, if you have the disks, just load from there. I believe your quote is referring to using the HP recovery disks, but your disk may be different.

Honestly, your best solution is to get a copy of vista and use your serial to install a clean copy, though you will need to get your drivers from HP.

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Hi,

My Fujitsu Amilo Li1705 laptop has been reaching full capacity (80gb) for a while so I decided to get a new hard drive.

I've updated the RAM from 1gb to 2gb with no problem.

My hard drive has arrived but with no cables, instructions etc. and searching the web has proved just as unfruitful as most sites refer to external hard drives.

I don't have an external disc so was wondering if there's any way of copying everything over. I've heard of temporarily taking the CD drive out to have the two drives at once but wouldn't know where to start.

Any help/ instructions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,

Dale
 

Answer:Replacing Fujitsu hard drive - how to copy without external drive?

Obviously you did not build a Recovery Disc originally?

You can just order a Recovery Disc from HERE

If your machine is not supported, then then sometimes the Fujitsu forum members will help, at Their Forum

That's 3 ways of getting your Recovery media. I hope it helps
 

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I want to use this(http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=PD022803) to replace the dvd drive.Then can I set up a raid0 of 3 hard drives on W700?Thanks

Answer:Can I set up a raid0 of 3 hard drives on W700 by replacing the dvd drive with a third hard drive?

that is not possible.

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The 1TB standard hard drive I'd wanted to install isn't fitting in the opening.  The plastic side rails from the SSD won't fit on it, and the drive won't slide all the way in anyway.  Was the T430s not made to work with standard laptop hard drives?













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Answer:Replacing SSD drive in T430s with standard hard drive... HELP!

Hello and welcome,
 
According to http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/withdraw/ThinkPad_T430s.pdf
 
Some: Solid State Drive (SSD) / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm highSome: Hard Disk Drive / SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high, Active Protection System
 
the T340s takes a 7mm thick drive.  What size is your new HDD?
 
Z.

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I am trying to find the best guide to installng a new drive and reinstalling XP on it, people say it is easy so would like to give it a try,6 months ago I had a brand new Maxtor harddrive fitted by a friend (who I am unable to currently get hold off)The new drive is now failing, I have run a test using Maxblast and have been in contact with the company I purchased it from who will replace it.I won't have the old drive here when I fit the new drive so everything will have to be done from scratch.I have a Windows XP disc as well as SP2 disc and all the drivers and software discs needed and am in the process of backing up documents and e-mail etc.The new drive,like the old will be a 200gb 133/7200 8mb Maxtor D/max 10 (the original was a +9 but i believe it has been replaced by a +10).My friend partioned the original new drive into 2 partitions 100gb and 72gb and I would like to repeat this. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a good easy to follow guide to the above.Thanks in advance RG

Answer:Help in replacing hard drive due to drive failing

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I think I may need to replace my origional (5 years old) hard drive in the near future. I fitted a 2nd one last year and already have 2 dvd drives in the machine. What would be the easiest way to replace the origional hard drive with a bigger (but mirror image of the contents) drive? Should I remove the 2nd hard drive, fit the new one there, copy the contents over, then replace the origional drive and refit the 2nd hard drive or is there a better way of doing things. The 2nd hard drive is 200G with 2 partitions. One partition has enough free space to copy the contents of the 1st drive, could I utilise this space in the replacing process? (system is windows xp sp2,amd athalon 1800+, 80G origional hard drive)Thanks for any help.

Answer:Replacing 1st hard drive with 2nd drive fitted

One partition has enough free space to copy the contents of the 1st drive, could I utilise this space in the replacing process?You cannot just "copy the drive with the operating system you need to use specialist software such as Acronis.Acronis will copy the first drive to the partition.

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Hi, I ordered the thinkpad w540 last week. With a regular disc hard dirve and a CD compartment. I figured out after the coputer arrivied that i had a solidsate inside my hp xps 15.  In the best case scenario i would like to replace the CD drive, as the optional config from the online web page said it could be done. How could i figure out if it be possible to replace the CD drive with another Hard Drive?  If not i would be looking at replacing the original disc hard drive for the solid state, but in that case i would loose the windows 8 system. Is is possible to install it again in the new hard drive, with the same license?  I was just wondering because it would be nice mantain the drive inside the computer instead of having to plug it in all the time, and because of the faster speed it would be good to use is as the primary dirver.  Thanks in advance,  -Jorge













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Answer:w540 replacing the cd drive for a second hard drive?

Hi Jorgeyou will need a "caddy" adapter to house the second HDD/SDD. Just surch here in forum, see http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?location=forum-board%3AW_ThinkPads&q=caddy... .For my W540 I am using the caddy from http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=555 and have very good experience over years (W510, W520, W540...).Regarding replacing original HDD with SSD, there are basically two possibilites - either you use the recovery option (create your own media - see google or try to get one from Lenovo - not sure it will work) or use some transfer software. I am using since years the Acronis products, especially because it recognizes the SSD and aligns everything as it should be on SSD (do not want to go now too deep into sector alignment and so far).And if you want to run your W540 on steroids, aka max possilbe storage capacity, see my signature...





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Hi Folks,My computer came with a 20gig hard drive. It's about 6 years old. I now wish to upgrade it to a 40gig hard drive. Will I encounter any problems if I do so? HELP PleaseSolartopi

Answer:Replacing 20gig hard drive with 40gig hard drive

Should be okay if it is the same type. You will need to format the new drive, and re-install a operating system. That's if the replacement 40gb h/d as never been used before.You could also keep your old drive as a slave unit, if there is space in the case, and run both drives piggy-back fashion.What operating system are you using, as this could make a slight difference, in setting-up!.

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Having a real issue here. Annoying really. I cannot seem to get this T30 to see the hard drive during a windows installation. Is there a driver or driver set I need to have on the hard drive before it will install? I have a machine with a wiped drive, and have no OEM disks. I am using a full retail XP Pro. SP2. Do I need to slipstream drivers for this to work? HELPPPPPP!! Thank you community  I'm an idiot. Solved the problem. Sorry for cluttering the board.Message Edited by dehnger2u on 08-23-2008 07:18 AM

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I have a hp pavillion dv6700 lap top in which the hard drive died a couple months ago. I bought my self a nice desk top but I still want a laptop to bring around and do my homework on and such. Looking around Newegg I see some cheaper hard drives that are not HP and was wondering if my HP laptop would take to those? I dont want to buy the exact replacement for mine because it seems more expensive.

I was wondering if someone knew how to tell if a hard drive would work with any laptop or if there was any definitive way to tell? Also any tips for the whole process would be greatly appreciated!

Here is the hard drive I was thinking of getting: Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Black WD1600BEKT 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Thanks!

Answer:Replacing laptop hard drive; any hard drive?

If your HDD is a SATA based drive, any SATA 1/2/3 drive will usually work just fine in it. If the laptop uses an IDE drive, you must get an IDE drive (more costly, harder to find).

You do not have to stick to an "hp" branded drive, any brand will work. HP uses Seagate, Western Digital, Samsung, Toshiba (re-branded Samsung or hitachi drives usually), and even Hitachi drives, it just depends on what was available and cheap when they ordered the lot for production.

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My primary HDD was failing so I backed it up and replaced it with a larger 1TB drive.  After reinstalling everything the new drive is displaying the same size as my old drive and the extra space available is unallocated.  I can allocate it as
a separate drive but I find that annoying and would prefer to just have my primary C: drive show up with all of the available space.  I formatted the extra space and made it available separately as drive G hoping that I could EXPAND drive C but that option
is not highlighted as selectable on drive C for some reason.  Should I just live with this extra space or is there a way to easily combine C and the new G space?

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Hello, I'm going to be replacing my primary HDD (1tb) with a SSD and will place the HDD in a drive caddy, replacing the existing DVD drive. 3rd party vendors list both 12mm and 9.5mm drive caddys for this - I imagine a newer laptop would have the smaller form factor, unfortunately this spec info is not available from the manual or Lenovo tech support - does anyone happen to know? Might be best if I yank the drive and measure it or take it with me to buy a caddy in person, rather than order online. Thanks for reading,Paul

Answer:Replacing the Optical drive on Ideapad 510151SK with HDD caddy, need drive size -12mm or 9.5mm?

Per page 63 of the Lenovo ideapad 510-15ISK/ ideapad 510-15IKB Hardware Maintenance Manual item #4, your laptop uses one of 3 9.0mm optical drives (see below) so a 9.5mm caddy may not work.   There are some 9.0mm universal versions like this one available, but I have not used them, so be sure to check with the seller for capatability before ordering. No     Description                                                                      Part# /FRU4        HLDS GUE0N 9.0mm Slim Tray Rambo ODD             5DX0J464884        PLDS DA-8A6SH 9.0mm  Slim Tray Rambo ODD      5DX0F864044        TSST SU-228GB 9.0 Rambo ODD                                5DX0H14227 Lenovo ideapad 510-15ISK/ ideapad 510-15IKB Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_510-15isk_510-15ikb_hmm_201604.pdf Cheers,

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Hi,

I have an HP Pavilion p6240f desktop purchased in 2010 that came with a 750GB C: drive. I'd like to replace the drive with a new 3TB drive using a cloning program to copy the old drive contents to the new drive. I've read that to access and boot from drives larger than 2TB "your system must be UEFI-capable".

I've looked around on HP sites and other places to determine if my desktop is UEFI-capable but have been unsuccessful. Can anyone tell me if my desktop will work properly with a 3TB drive?

Thanks,
Mike

Answer:Problem Replacing 750GB Boot Drive with 3TB Drive on older Desktop?

You can plug in the drive alone, attempt in Disk Mgmt to initialize it MBR creating a partition smaller than 2tb. If it will allow this then you'll be able to clone or image over the old install to that partition.

You might even be able to create other partitions once you initialize it with a partition smaller than 2tb for Windows.

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So my desktop fell off the desk and the original hard drive no longer works; can't be accessed at all, it's toast. I've have an old hdd from a Dell desktop that I stopped using because of a blue screen, but it still works and I can access the files. Can I use the backup disk to install Windows 7 on the dell hdd? Or do I just need to buy a hdd with windows already installed?

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I need new hard drive for power spec pc pentium 2

I know less than nothing about hard drives but I do have technical aptitude and can replace it myself.

Question: How interchangeable are hard drives? I see one for 73 dollars from an advertiser...40 gbyte.Maxtor.# 6EO40L0
I'd buy this one if some tech herein will confirm that some or most of these are intercgangeable.

Thanks...maybe!

One added comment..I also have an e machine from 1999 vintage that needs a hard drive as wqell, thoguh this particular one will still work intermittently.... any suggestions???

Oneoldman
 

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i,m pondering about replacing the hard drive in my 17 in H.P. laptop
is this something i can do myself ??any help will sure be appreciated.
and advice too.
THANKS
 

Answer:replacing the hard drive can i do it myself??1/15/10

should be able to - HP used to be quite easy to get the harddrive in and out -
whats the exact model
often theres a slot at the side - and screw underneath to removed the HDD
BUT
in order to put the software back on you will need to have the recovery Cds or a Windows CD
Also while its working check all the hardware on the PC and make sure you have a copy of all the drivers
www.belarc.com - should give you all the information about your PC

also the size of the HDD old v New depending on the motherboard bios how big a harddrive it will detect there are limits which different versions of bios would see
 

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So I have a HP Media Center computer running Windows XP Media Center Edition. Recently the hard drive gave out and I'm looking to replace it. I have a few questions before I start this though.

I keep reading that I will have to re-install the OS after replacing the hard drive. What CD would I use for that? The recovery disc?

Also this computer has a D: drive which it says has 8 GBs and I've heard that this is the partition where the OS files are on. Does this mean I won't need the CD's and it will reinstall the OS itself?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have a Compaq D510 ssf that HP said the hard drive was bad. It was making outer space noises after the user signed on. (I think it was a virus because the virus program then detected a virus in the logon.exe file & deleted it. It hasn't made the noise since) Anyway HP said to go ahead & replace the hard drive since I had it. This PC is attached to a network. Just downloaded Norton Ghost thinking it would help. HP said to format the drive by using the Restore cd. This will load the operating system. Am I correct in thinking if I do that I will not be able to use Ghost. I will have to load or copy everthing seperately? Is Ghost even an option. The more I read on Ghost the more confused I get. Could anyone explain how to use it in my instance? Thanks in advance for your help!!!
 

Answer:Replacing hard drive

Ghost is used for making an image of the current system. Then, at a later date you can restore that system back to that state with ghost. I dont think ghost is an option at this time.

It sounds doubtful that the hard drive is bad, because of what you said about the virus.

Go to the website of the hard drive manufacture and get their diagnostic utility and test the drive to be safe.

But if you needed to restore the system, I would use the restore cd as the tech said. Once you get the system up and running, then you could create a ghost image to use as an customized restore solution.
 

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Here is my problem, I have a compaq presario 2175us with 40 gig hard drive. The hard drive is having problems, and since the comp is under warranty, compaq is sending me a replacement hard drive. Once it gets here, I have 15 days to send the defective one back. I would like suggestions of a way to transfer the contents of my existing drive to the new drive (I really don't want to have to reinstall everything and spend hours getting my system back to the way I like it). Unfortunately, I do not have an extra drive bay. I am seeking a solution that will enable me to do this without a large expense. It will cost $90 to have an authorized service center transfer the contents, and that seems absurd to me. I would be willing (though not happily) to spend up to $50 in hardware to accomplish this, but I would like to be able to use it after this one-time problem. For example, if I bought an external hard drive case so I could connect the new hard drive via usb or firewire, I would want the case to also support a desktop hard drive. This way, after I make the transfer and send the old hard drive back to compaq, I would be able to buy an inexpensive internal hard drive, install it in the case, and have a drive for backup purposes. Other suggestions are very welcome. Thanks.
 

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Can anyone help?I want to fit a new 20gb hard drive to an old compaq pc running windows 98 the present drive is a 2gb. how do I go about doing this.

Answer:replacing hard drive

You could set the 20Gig as the slave drive and transfer all your appz and gamez to it leaving the OS to occupy the 2Gig drive

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I have a Dell Dimension 4700 C that I had to remove the hard drive on. I would like to install a new one, but have no clue on what to install, could one of you please advise. If you need further info....I am watching thread. Thanks for your help:cry
 

Answer:Replacing Hard Drive

From looking at your computer specs, I would think that you would need a SATA drive.
 

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Hi,i'm new to this. The hard drive in my daughters went u/s, so i thought i would replace it myself. Not as easy as i thought, i bought an exact same model, seagate 40Gb. I removed the ribbon and cable from the old drive and put them in the same position on the new one. On powering up i just got a "no rom something" message. So i tried a startup floppy i made, and i got a DOS screen. But it will not accept any commands, so i am stuck, any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Replacing hard drive.

You are right. Not easy. The new hard drive needs to be Fdisked and formatted first before it can be used.Download a Win 98SE boot disk from click hereMake sure the computer boots from the floppy disk first. Go in to the BIOS and change the boot order.Once that is done switch off and then reboot with the boot disk in. When you get to the A:\ prompt type in fdisk and press enter.Follow the prompts. When the disk has been fdisked you will need to reboot (still with the boot disk in) and then when you get to the A:\ prompt type in format c: and press enter.When that is finished you will need to re-install everything from the original disks again.ie. Operating System, motherboard drivers, Sound, etc and all programs that you had on the old hard drive.

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Hi I am planning on replacing my current standard default hard drive in my Lenovo w520 laptop with this ThinkPad 500GB 7200rpm 7mm 4K Hard Drive II Part No: 0A65632. (haven't received yet but will soon)

I also have a fresh wd passport ultra 2 tb to perform a backup or to help if needed.

I have never replaced a hard drive before and would like to know the best way to do this as well as copy/ clone ? the original hard drive on to the new hard drive

I am on Windows 7 if that is important

If this is the wrong forum you can move it to the proper one

Thank you for your time any advice would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Replacing my hard drive

Well there's a few options. Seeing as you have a laptop, the best option would probably be a USB to SATA adapter and then you could connect the adapter to your new hard drive and clone your old one to the new one.

Now , I assume you are buying a new hard drive because yours has or is failing? Or just for more storage space?

If it's failing, then you may or may NOT want to clone the drive. The reasoning is because if it's failing then you may copy bad sectors onto the new drive and still have the errors you may have been having before.

The free Acronis program should let you clone the drive.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15r 5520 Laptop. 
I am attempting to replace my Hard Drive.
I found a good Hard Drive with the same brand as my own. Here goes:
Mine: Western Digital 1 TB Hard Drive
WD10JPVT
5VDC: 0.55A
R/N: 77183
DCX: SA0X13FYP
DCM: EB0VJBK
DATE: 24 Sep 2012
WWN: 50014EE6582574BF
S/N: WXF1E32SPDX3
MDL: WD10JPVT-75A1YT0
MY- 0G2J3X-12555-290-C2UL-A00
C/0 MY
DP/N 0G2J3X
1TB
The one I plan to buy:
WD10JPVT
5VDC: 0.55A
R/N: 77183
DCX: JA0X18WYJ
DCM: EB0TJBN
DATE: 08 JUN 2013
WWN: 50014EE6586DC55E
S/N: WXQ1E82JJMX5
MDL: WD10JPVT-00A1YT0
It reads: 'Advanced Format Drive. To achieve full performance:
-Windows XP, Multi partition and cloning software users- use WD Align software available on 'some link' All other OS Configurations.

Okay! Now that that is taken care of question time!
1. If the Hard Drive is compatible with my Laptop; the seller says no OS is installed on this Drive, you will need to install the OS, do I have to actually buy a new OS for this? I'm just replacing the HARD DRIVE.
2. I heard the Motherboard has a installment of my windows, is that true? The computer was purchased on QVC with Windows 8 pre installed. 

Thanks for answering my questions! Have a good day!

Answer:Replacing my Hard Drive

1.  It's not clear why you'd want to buy a drive that's already three years old (the date of manufacture is 2013) . You can easily find brand-new drives:
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx
2.  You will either need the recovery media you made when you received the system, or if you did not prepare a set ahead of time, you'll need either to purchase one from Dell, or consider using Windows 10 TH2 (you can download this for free from Microsoft and use it to do a free install of Windows 10 -- this free installation expires on July 29, 2016).

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I think this question should be an easy one for the computer buffs.
I would like to replace my hard drive with a new and bigger one. but I don't want to lose anything I already have on the old drive.
Can anyone go through the procedure for me. Not the physical installation, I'm more than happy with that, but the software side of things. So when I remove the smaller/older drive nothing will have change except the size..... I hear size does matter.
My system is a Compaq, 20gegdrive with ME.

 

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Is it Ok to replace 9.5mm hard drive with a 7mm?

(Laptop, Vista OS)
 

Answer:Replacing the Hard Drive

On 99.9% of laptops you will NOT have a problem as the mounting holes in the HDD on a 7.5 are in the same depth position on the drive as those in a 9.5
On a few laptops the drive was held in place in the carrier not by screws but by clips on top of the drive
If yours happens to be one of those pads are available to cater for the slimmer drive
 

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Sorry if this is super-basic but I have been having problems with my PC for a while now and am looking to fix it as soon as possible.

I was wondering if buying a new hard drive would basically fix it as the problem is most likely with my software. I have addressed the actual issue in another thread here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/844275-unfixable-problem-xp-reinstall-error.html

I am not rich or anything I am just desperate to get my PC back working as I need it for my Music studies!

Appreciate any help.
 

Answer:What does replacing a hard drive do???!?!?

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I just wanted to make sure that there would be no compatibility issues with replacing the hard drive in this computer with a SSD.   The drive I want to use is this: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) .  Thank you for your help in advance.

Answer:Replacing hard drive with SSD

Hi, HP does not use Samsung SSD's for laptops but this should be ok. Regards.

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I fell in love with my Laptop and it broke down 3 months ago. Motherboard and HDD failed, so I replaced the Motherboard and it no longer shuts off (Works again) but now I have to replace the HDD
Error: No booting device, enter boot device and press any key.

I have a DELL INSPIRON 15R 5520
What 1tb Hard drive should I purchase?
My old deceased HDD is:
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1 TB Hard Drive
WD10JPVT
5VDC: 0.55A
R/N: 77183
DCX: SA0X13FYP
DCM: EB0VJBK
DATE: 24 Sep 2012
WWN: 50014EE6582574BF
S/N: WXF1E32SPDX3
MDL: WD10JPVT-75A1YT0
MY- 0G2J3X-12555-290-C2UL-A00
C/0 MY
DP/N 0G2J3X
1TB
Thanks in advance!
[I'm aware that I have to buy a fresh copy of Windows]

Answer:Replacing my Hard Drive

You may not need a new drive.  Check the system setup to make sure the SATA operation is set correctly - it was probably in AHCI mode initially and the replacement board may have the drive set for a different mode (RAID, ATA, etc.).  If AHCI doesn't work, try RAID -- chances are the drive is just fine.  F2 at powerup to get into system setup to check/adjust the setting.
If you do need a drive,
Any standard 2.5" 7 or 9.5 mm SATA notebook drive will work.
If you don't have a set of recovery media, you will need to contact Dell for one.

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I had a thread earlier that was closed and moved over to software. But now have determined that the hard drive has failed and I need to replace it. My laptop is an HP pavilion n5415. Is there anyway to tell whether the connection is proprietary or whether I can just swap it out with a new drive? Can the hard drive have a conflict with my system and how can i avoid this or find out which ones will ahead of time?

Also can anyone point me to a place that has a schematic of how to take the laptop apart? I tried a long time ago and was afraid I was going to break something.

Thanks again for your help.

Keyser
 

Answer:Replacing Hard Drive

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=tis02342

You should be able to add any brand 2.5" drive to that system and install the OS.

Just be careful when doing the work. I find some people don't exactly have surgeon's hands when repairing laptops. Just take your time, be gentle, and for the love of all that is holy, don't lose any screws!
 

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i have two hard drives on my pc, i have recently changed the second to a little 20 gig ( i have a very old pc) the hard drive has been picked up on my computer and is formatted as a fat 32 , but has no files /folders on it, how do i get folders on it , i mean as like my documents ,programme files etc.etc.can anyone help ??? cheers john mac

Answer:replacing a hard drive

john, if you want to store files on the drive, create a new folder, then drag files into the folder. if you just want to backup your files to the drive, you can use nero, and choose the second drive as the destination. or if want to save an image of your c: drive, use treu image or something of that ilk to do that.Please include your system spec. it helps.

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Hi everyone, My son brought me his laptop to replace the hard drive. I am pretty good at fixing things if I have instructions, etc. I have replaced 2 lcd screens on laptops, touch screens on ipods and on touch phones.. So I can figure things out.

My problem is that I want to look to find the replacement on line and I am having trouble. If I put exactly the model of the computer I dont get very many choices. Does it have to be the exact same hard drive or are they a little more universal?

I also dont want to spend a lot of course... Here are the specs on all of it:

The computer is a Compaq Presario CQ62 219 WM. Yes the cheapy from Walmart.

The hard drive was a Seagate Momentus 5400.6
Serial ATA Disc Drive

Below it says:

Replace with HP Spare
599057-001
7F1054

He lives near Chicago and the place he took it to wanted $300 to fix it. He told him that lightning had got it and it had black residue on it.. It does not have that. It looks fine to the eye. He is getting the message:

No bootable device-- insert boot disk and press any key.

Also, he was told he had to buy a new operating system. This laptop had windows 7 but he needs to save money so he would be happy with Windows XP if it would save him money.

So can you send me in the direction of finding a hard drive to fit this computer and an OS that wont break his bank? We were hoping to fix it for $150 to $180. Yes going to buy another one for $350 makes more sense but he just cannot do that at this time.. thank you ... Read more

Answer:***Replacing my first Hard Drive*****

When I did a research on Compaq Presario CQ62 219 WM in the Internet it came back with the following spec for the hard disk

250 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm

Nowadays the laptop hard disks are mostly Sata II with speed up to 300Mb/s or twice as fast your old hard disk. Its 150 means 150Mb/s. The latest Sata is Sata III capable of 600Mb/s.

Usually you can buy any Sata II 2.5" hard disk and it should be backward compatible, meaning it can run at both 150 or 300Mb/s speed. It may be difficult to buy the old Sata I hard disks as they are obsolete and can be out of stock in the shops.

You can use any brand as they are all compatible. I use all of them and never have any preference between Hitachi, Samsung, Fujitsu, Western Digital, Seagate or Toshiba, though WD is known to be reliable whereas Samsung is the quiet one. The size doesn't matter either and you can install 1TB hard disk if you can afford it. The speed is only for higher performance. 5400rpm is pretty standard. 7200rpm gives you a faster response and a SSD (solid state hard disk with only ram inside) is the fastest 2.5" laptop hard disk you can buy at a premium.

If you are strap for cash you can download a Linux distro and use it. I have several PC running only Linux. They are free open source software and are more powerful than the MS proprietary OS. A good choice will be Ubuntu. You go to their web site, say distrowatch.com, and download an iso file with which you burn it into a CD. Just about ev... Read more

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Hi, how do I go about instaling a new and bigger hard drive? I play WOW and need a bit more space on the drive.
 

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the hard drive on my hp notebook is making bad sounds, clickingIt probably needs to be replaced [I wouldn't mind having more capacity]vista came pre installedhow can I burn it on a DVD or copy it to a flash drive?

Answer:replacing hard drive

For a starting point... read this:How to Clone XP partition to new drive?Come back with any questions.

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The odd noises my comp is making is, apparently, my hard drive giving up the ghost! I intend to purchase a new hard drive, and hope to install it myself. How do I go about formatting the new drive?Its a Mesh computer, with a IDE/ATAPI interface, for which I gather any good IDE PATA drive will be suitable. Any advice would be gratefully received. I have a MESH disaster recovery disk, but not a Windows one.I've copied the C drive to an external hard drive already.

Answer:Replacing hard drive....

If you have a prog such as Ghost or Acronis you could save your present hard drive and just run the prog after you have installed the new drive to clone the new one. If not you will have to install the new drive and run your recovery disk which will put the pc back to how it was when it first came to you. Make sure you back up all your data as it will not be there after the recovery disk has done its business.

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I am needing to replace a hard drive in an HP Pavilion desktop. I know I need an IDE type. The one I am replacing is a 20GB 5400 RPM. I was told that I have to replace with another 5400 RPM hard drive. Others have told me that it didn't matter. I can use a faster speed. Which is it? I don't want to buy one and find out I got the wrong one or that I could have gone with a faster hard drive. I am trying to go up to a 40GB. I know my computer can support it.
 

Answer:Replacing a hard drive, have ???

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I have a friend wanting to move everything from an old hard drive to a
new hard drive in a NEW computer. Is there a way to move the files and
programs to a new hard drive in a NEW PC and still have it boot up and
run with no BSOD or NTLDR errors? The operating system is Windows
XP Pro and the old hard drive is out of a non-functioning computer.
There are some bookkeeping programs on the old hard drive and he
would like those intact in the new computer and the new computer
working.
Any help greatly appreciated...
 

Answer:Replacing hard drive.

Programs need to be cleanly installed - they can't be transferred and expected to work properly.
 

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I believe my hard drive may be getting tired. Sometimes it makes strange whining noises. I tried to copy my entire C: to a second hard drive but got error messages that it couldn't copy some files. (I was hoping to be able do that then reconfigure the second drive as master and boot to it.) I have made a backup of all of the C: drive on DVDs. What strategy should I use to minimize the pain of replacing the hard drive that I normally boot to? I am running WinXP Pro.

Thanks for your help.

Don
 

Answer:What ti do before replacing hard drive?

Download the free disk utilities from the HDD manufacturer and use them to copy the whole drive/partition across.

If you do it in Windows or XP the OS wouldn't like it because of the shared files violation. Even the famous Norton Ghost (paid, not free) has to do it outside the Windows in Command mode.

With cloning the drive there is no need to do a back up (unless the disk fails during the cloning process) because you do not touch the old HDD except use it to read the data.

You need to set the jumper for the new unit (no jumper reset if you are doing it in "cable select")and run until you are satisfied, then you can do what you like with the old unit.
 

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Hi there. I'm thinking of replacing my current 80Gb IDE secondary drive, which is used primarily for large file storage with a 200Gb SATA drive. This wouldn't be a challange for me. But then something occured to me. If I'm getting a SATA drive, which is faster than IDE, shouldn't I be using it as my primary drive? So I was wondering, is it possible to hook the SATA drive up at the same time as my main 200Gb IDE drive, with the SATA as a slave drive, then copy the ENTIRE contence of the primary IDE drive over, OS and all. Once that is done, will the SATA then be capable of functioning as my main OS drive with the 200Gb Ide being formated and serving as the slave storage drive? I'm not sure because I've never tried to copy OS and I wasn't sure if the boot sector would copy over as well. Many thanks for any help in advance.
 

Answer:Replacing Hard Drive

satas dont have slave and master... they have their own controller and one port per drive... but

no just copying wont get the registry or master boot record...

norton ghost can image an entire drive and copy it to a new drive and it will work.... but you will have to deal with the isse, depending on your mobo with SATA v IDE drivers for windows... I know this is one way to do it, there may be others..
 

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My Pc has two HDDs,an 8GB primary and a 20 GB slave drive.The primary,which has the XP OS on it, is full to capacity so I want to replace both with one large drive.I can handle the installation bit but would like an 'idiots guide' to re-installing XP and formatting the new drive.I have the XP discAny help would be gratefully received

Answer:Replacing a hard drive

click here should help.

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I want to upgrade to maybe and 80 gb or 40 gb, so I can have more space, cause Im at the wdge of my space everyday, like deleting stuff I still want, I never have more than a gig free anymore, and I wanna burn dvd's, but I need 4 gigs to do that......

So Im gonna upgrade hdd's, I want to replace the one I have now, with a bigger one, but I want to transfer all of the stuff I have on here now to the new one, without moving a single thing, like, keep all program files intact and everything just want more space and I only have one computer to work with.

Can sumone tell me how this is possible? Thanx in advance
 

Answer:How would I go about getting a new hard drive and replacing old one?

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I have 2 20GB Hard Drives in my Computer, I want to transfer data, or copy in entirity, the 2nd hard drive to an external HD. Then I want to replace the drive and then copy the data Back to the new drive. Do I need any special programs or is there a trick to it?
 

Answer:Replacing Hard Drive?

Hi
If the 2nd HD just has data on it and not an OS then its easy to do, just buy an external HD caddy with a drive big enough in it, most have a USB connector, plug it in and use explorer to copy the files to the new drive.

If however the 2nd HD has an operating system on it, then you will need to use a program such as Norton Ghost or Arcronis True Image to copy the drive, this is easier to do if the drive is connected to an IDE cable rather than on an external drive as it can take an age to copy an entire 20GB drive across USB.

Most external drive caddy's take the small 2.5" laptop drive as you plan to put the copied drive back in you will need to get an external cage for a 3.5" drive, these require a seperate power supply.

But I would do away with the external drive Idea and just fit the new 3.5" drive into the PC, you can connect it to the CDRom IDE cable as a temp measure whilst you copy the data over.

DOnt forget that once you remove the old drive make sure the jumpers are set correctly.

I think that covers it...

Regards
 

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Hello There I have for my troubles a P.C. Chips M810L Mother board with a 40gb. hard drive can I increase the size of the hard drive to say 160gbDesperate 1950

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How to Install a second hard drive click here

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My HD is making bad clicking noises when it hits certain sections on the drive so I want to replace it before it dies. From what I read here trying to just duplicate the drive with the OS can be a pain.
So is this the easiest solution:
Place new drive in system as master, format and boot from WinXP cd
Install XP on new drive
Copy all relevant programs to the new drive.
Remove old drive.

Since defrag moves files around I can't imagine many programs are referencing the addresses of files so any doc's, programs, saved games, etc should all work since they are referencing the file name not location.

Or am I heavily confused?

Answer:Replacing Hard Drive

Download and use Macrium Reflect to create an image of your drive and then restore it to the new drive
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

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I have a Dell Dimension 8200, running XP SP2. It has a 40GB HD, but it's almost full. Recently I bought a 160GB HD with a USB 2.0 external box, and got it running. Now, I would like to copy everything (I mean everything) on the C drive to the external drive, make the external drive bootable and mount it internally, replacing the old C drive. How do I do it?
Thanks
 

Answer:Need help with replacing hard drive

Are you talking about removing the 160 out of it's USB case and connecting it to the IDE channel inside the CPU case ?
Then it should work as long as you can get the correct parameters off of the HDD.
You will have to install it first and use a drive copy software to copy the 40 on to it.Don't forget XP's dis taste for hardware changes.
I would just do a fresh install and then use Windows file retrieve software to copy off of the the old drive.
 

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Not sure if this goes in here but anyway...

I'm thinking of replacing my ps3's 60GB HDD for a bigger one. So far I've read that the ps3 supports only 2.5 inch 5400 rpm (laptop drives.) I'm thinking of getting either one of these.

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX22026(ME).aspx?curtab=2
or
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152135

Could anyone confirm the information above (5400rpm) etc. is correct? Also, i'm looking for about $100-150 price range. And suggest a size. I still don't know how much i need, but i know 60GB isn't enough. And as far as I can tell, it's any capacity, so long it's 5400 rpm and 2.5 inches.

Please confirm/reject/add info, suggest/tell me if mine are good/if you have a better deal\ hard drives.

I'm new to hardware shopping, and since I'm planning on getting a gaming pc soon I guess it pays to know this stuff. So suggest good sites for this kind of thing.

Thanks it advance,

Alias50
 

Answer:Replacing PS3 Hard Drive

Alias50 said:


Not sure if this goes in here but anyway...

I'm thinking of replacing my ps3's 60GB HDD for a bigger one. So far I've read that the ps3 supports only 2.5 inch 5400 rpm (laptop drives.) I'm thinking of getting either one of these.

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX22026(ME).aspx?curtab=2
or
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152135

Could anyone confirm the information above (5400rpm) etc. is correct? Also, i'm looking for about $100-150 price range. And suggest a size. I still don't know how much i need, but i know 60GB isn't enough. And as far as I can tell, it's any capacity, so long it's 5400 rpm and 2.5 inches.

Please confirm/reject/add info, suggest/tell me if mine are good/if you have a better deal\ hard drives.

I'm new to hardware shopping, and since I'm planning on getting a gaming pc soon I guess it pays to know this stuff. So suggest good sites for this kind of thing.

Thanks it advance,

Alias50Click to expand...

I think the link to Newegg is a desktop HDD so it will not work, though will go with the gaming PC you want

As to the other, I don't think there any limitations so the 320GB should work.

If you are planning to play a lot of games and have lots of saves, the 60GB should be ok.
 

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I also have questions on replacing hard drive. Can you use Macrium Reflect as recommended when the new drive is in an enclosure, usb-attached to computer which has the going bad hard drive? Or must it be installed in a bay in tower? Once you have your clone, are there any issues as far as if you ever need to do repair/install on your OEM XP on that new hard drive with the cloned image? This is assuming I reformat the old, bad hard drive and only use it for storage, so xp is now only installed on the new drive. Also, if it is possible to make your hard drive copy while new drive is in enclosure, must the hard drive be installed in tower to boot up?

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Hello Terri13th,You have many questions, maybe I can answer a couple.Macrim Reflect is a disk imaging software. It digitally takes a picture of any drive you have installed on your computer. I have not used this software, but I would guess it does the same thing as most others. It should take a digital picture of your drive, as it is at the time of capture, and transfer ALL the information to another drive you specify.If you clone your HDD to a new drive, the new drive should be exactly the same as your old one...exactly! Once the new cloned HDD is inserted as the master drive on your same machine in place of the old one, it should act exactly as your old one did in the same machine if all goes well.A clone is just that...a clone. It is the exact replica of any drive you just cloned.It does not matter where your clone target drive is installed. You tell the software to clone a drive to another drive, and that's what it does. Provided the drive you clone from, is smaller than the drive you clone to.Have a quick look at this site on Macrium Reflect and what it's used for.Hope this helps your understanding on this subject! bloopie

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I recently replaced the hard drive of my gateway notebook.
After reinstalling windows vista home premium the bulit in webcam and microphone was not working. I redownloaded the drivers that I needed. The webcam is up &&running again but not my bulit in microphone. I dont know what to do. I downloaded the audio driver off gateway's site but the microphone isnt working. I check to see if its on and it is but as I test it out by trying to record myself I can barely hear myself there is all this cloud like static I hear and my voice far in the background. Could barely hear it.

What could it be?

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Hi,Is there such a thing as an step by step guide in order to do the above for a novice like me?.I have an external hard drive which I've saved my old hard drive onto or should I purchase Acronis true image to take a copy my hard drive.So it really a question of what order I should do things in?.ThanksBrian

Answer:Replacing Hard Drive

I would buy Acronis, that way you can "Clone" your old HD and tranfer it to your new one.Anyway Acronis is a must for regular safe backups

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So, I have a HP Pavilion 17-e118dx Notebook and the hard drive is failing. I want to replace the hard drive but the part, "778190-001 750GB SATA hard disk drive - 5,400 RPM, 2.5-inch small form" Is out of my budget. Will any drive work and if so what do I have to do? 
 
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@Ryan743 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! I've heard conflicting stories about drive replacement capaciites.  One story (which is the one I have followed) is that since the first thing the recovery software does is reformat the new drive to recreate all the original sectors that were on the old drive, it must be the same capacity or larger than the old drive.  The other story (which I have not confirmed) as that as long as the new drive is 250GB or larger, it will work, regardles of the capacity of the old drive. So, you can pick either one, but if you can't afford a 750GB laptop drive, then whatever you do buy, be sure to get a refund guarantee if the restore does not work with the smaller drive. Also, if you don't already have HP Recovery Media, then you will have to order it from HP.HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom... Read more

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Hi people, I need to replace my hard drive, can anyone advize me for the best way to do this in order copy things over from old one.Cheers Ace.

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Put the new drive in set as master. Load the OS when it is loaded put the old drive in as slave copy anything you need from old drive to new drive. Thats how I would do it but Im sure others will have better methods.

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I've got to replace my C drive and I understand that "Ghosting" it would be the easiest way. From my understanding, "Ghosting, cloning, imaging" all do the same thing.

My problem is which program to use. I'm told that Norton Ghost is no longer a ghosting program but a backup utility and after reading about on the Symantec web site, they were right.

Symantec's new "Ghosting" program is called Symantec Ghost Solution Suite. Problem is I can only find it as minimum 5 license use. The new version is 2.0. I've seen some 1.1 versions out there but its description leaves me baffled.

Last, but not least, is Acronis True Image. I've also seen some older versions out there.

I've got my new hard drive ready to lock and load. Just need to know where to start.
 

Answer:Replacing Hard Drive

Imaging and cloning while similar are not the same thing.
If you intend on doing regular backups [very recommended] I would buy acronis true image. If this is a one time thing, drive makers have software that will clone your drive for you. It is not as easy to use as acronis however it works.

FWIW the apps to use for this task are; 1 Acronis TI and 2 Paragon Hard Disk Manager. I will not even mention symantec
 

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Hi guys- I've got a Compaq deskpro EP series with a 20 Gig HDD and a 10Gig one. The 20 Gig has the O/S on it- Win98. I'm planning on replacing that HDD, as it sounds like a vacum cleaner & makes awful noises.
I've formatted HDDs & replaced OS before- but never with 2 HDDs. What's the easiest way of doing it guys?
The HDD I'm installing is a second hand Western Digital Protege 20Gig.

ag100

Answer:Replacing hard drive

Lets see, So you will have dual 20 Gig Hdds?
Reformat both clean.
Set one as slave one as master. (Set jumpers)
Put the OS on the Master.

~Joe

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Is there a secret to getting the software loaded onto a new hard drive. I have made several attempts and just can't seem to get it to load.

Answer:replacing my hard drive

Could you give us some more detail on what you are trying to do?





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Ok, I have a hard drive that my system is showing needs to be replaced soon. When I install the new hard drive, hopefully before the old one dies, can I transfer all of the data, including the OS onto the new one? Or can I install the OS on the new drive and then trasfer updates and other files to the new hard drive. I have seen cloning programs that seem to do this, as well as freeware programs.....do I stay away from freeware??

Answer:Replacing bad hard drive

I would make an image with Macrium Reflect Free

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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I cant remove keyboard pad to replace hard drive on a Averatec 3200 laptop
Tank You
 

Answer:Replacing hard drive

Are you sure it is not accessible from the bottom?
 

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Hi,
I have a HP envy 15 and still have the receipt its about 3yrs old but its a great system. I was getting blue screen saying ntfs_system_maintenance and it just kept rebooting over and over again. So I decided to upgrade to an ssd drive but don't have the
windows 8 product key that I need to make the usb boot up driver to make the new ssd work. Would someone help me to get the product key for my windows 8 and any other tips would be massively helpful cause I'm doing all of this for the first time and not sure
of anything. Thank you.

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My laptop is dead. I need to replace the old hard drive with a new one. Can I replace a hard drive (5400RPM) with another hard drive (7200rpm) without having problems, i.e.: overheating. Thanks!
 

Answer:Replacing hard drive

Likely not. That's why most laptops are 5400rpm.

The only lapper that use 7200rpm drives are normally gaming lapper, which a lot of the times, have secondary cooling.

Go with an SSD if you want speed. Costs a bit more per GB but is way faster.
 

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Compaq C751 Lap Top     By removing 18 screws on the back, to remove the back cover, will it expose the hard drive                                          so it can be removed and replaced?                         

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Most laptops have a small access door on the bottom where you remove 1 or 2 screws to gain access to the hard drive but not all do (my Toshiba doesn't).  In that case, it may be necessary to remove the entire bottom panel to be able to replace the drive.  That's not guaranteed either, on an Acer netbook I had, it was necessary to remove it's motherboard in order to access the drive.  I can't say whether removing the bottom will be enough on your Compaq, maybe you could contact Compaq/HP and ask them.BTW, is that a C751NR?  When I was Googling for info, I saw that model and wasn't sure if it was the same.

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Today, I reinstalled windows xp, because apparently, our computer got a few viruses that we were unable to get rid of.  I copied everything important onto D Drive (because viruses are on c drive) and nuked C Drive. Installation worked perfectly, I was able to reinstall everything back onto the computer. However, when I opened D drive to reclaim all my documents, instead of finding the 'D' stuff, I instead find the stuff previously inside C-Drive. Everything, from the program files, the pictures, documents. I haven't found any of my old D-Drive documents, so apparently, C-Drive replaced D-Drive or something. At the moment, D-Drive has EVERY SINGLE FILE that used to be in C-Drive (including important ones like 'WINDOWS' and 'system 32')Now, obviously, I tried to open a few of the programs in D-Drive. The funny thing is, a few of the programs (like firefox) works, but other programs doesn't (like Microsoft Word, which gave me an error that says "The operating system is not presently configured to run this application.")I checked the 'Add or Remove program' window to see if the programs were installed into the computer, but nothing was listed there but my drivers. The programs that worked, such as firefox, didn't show up on the program list, even thou I can run it just fine. I then tried to create a desktop shortcut that linked directly to the program in D-Drive, but when I click on the shortcut, it doesn'... Read more

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QuoteI copied everything important onto D DriveHow did you copy files?   How did you 'nuke' C:?

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I have a pc with hitachi ic35l060avv207-0 60gb ide  hard drive , which is almost full , even with all photos etc moved off to an external hard drive.     I am intending to fit a 400gb hard drive , is it possible to do a complete copy of existing harddrive on to new one , and then remove old drive , and fit new one in its place .     Will this drive do the job  SEAGATE HD IDE 400GB UDMA 100 7200RPM 8MB OEM?  and would this software enable me to do the change ,  Acronis True Image Home 2009 ?    would I need to get any extra cables etc ?    The computer works well ,it has 1GB ram, and is Amd athlon 2.6+ , and has a high spec game card (cant remember which one )   

Answer:Replacing Hard drive

Laptop or desktop ? ?If it's a desktop the procedure is way simple...Seagate drives now ship with a FREE copy of Acronis disk tools so you're in the bonus round already...Hook up the Seagate as a slave drive.Install the Seagate software to a folder on the existing drive (this is for rescue purposes )Boot to the Seagate CD and select the "clone" option.There is an option to create a Rescue CD/floppy...i suggest taking the time to do so...This will now clone the old drive to the new Seagate.When finished power down.Completely disconnect the old drive for now...and connect the Seagate as master Power up and your OS and all your apps and data should be intact.Run it this way for a week or so until you are satisfied that everything works as it should...You can then re-introduce the old drive jumpered as a slave drive...format it and use it for additional storage...Best of Luck.

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Evidently, i have a bad hard drive on my Dell Inspiron 1501 and need to replace it.
Any ideas on the best place to obtain a hard drive and what size I should opt for
My system currently has 1.37 of RAM....best place as far as quality and price.
I would prefer to not spend over 50.00 if possible. Is it something that a novice like myself
can do as far as replacing the hard drive myself????

A couple of other questions if I may......I have another DELL INSPIRON 1525 that I need
to repace the LCD screen (it is cracked).....best place to get a replacement LCD as far
as price is concerned. Again, is this something that a novice like myself can do as far as
replacing the new LCD screen myself???

Would the screens of the Dell 1501 and 1525 be interchangable?? As well as the hard
drives???

Thanks for all the help
 

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So I am trying to replace a hard drive in a Lenovo all in one desktop because it's previous drive was failing. The replacement drive is just a standard 3.5in drive: 2 TB Western Digital Green.
So I took the old drive out and put the new one in, but I get an error when I try to boot into my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 disk.
From the Windows Boot Manager it says the following:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0x00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred.

It also talks about unplugging any external drives but there aren't any connected in this case.

What should I do?

Thanks.
 

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Sorry, its a bit unclear. Are you replacing the boot drive, or just a storage drive in the system?
 

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my son has an old pc with very limited hard drive 6gb can any body tell me how hard it is to replace with bigger hard drive is it as easy as just 1 out 1 in then running windows from disc : remember im an idiot (old man)
 

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What is the proceeduure in replacing the hard drive? Is it a matter of reinstalling windows and all the programs and obviosly backup data.The main problem is I have my drive in 3 partitions is there a free prog to do this?Any help and advise appreciatedRegardsDavid

Answer:Replacing Hard drive

This is far simpler than you may imaging, but first can you explain your problem in more detail. What exactly are you trying to do and why? The fact that your HDD has 3 partitions is not, as such, a problem, and installing a new hard disk is not a problem. However, if you want to remove you old hard disk and replace it with a new one, you will need to copy the data from the old to the new. Idelaly a partition manager can do this for you, but you will need to have both HDDs installed at the same time to do this. Let us have more informaiton and we'll advise you what to do.

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My hard drive was rendered useless last week, i was trying to defrag but was getting nowhere, i had a 2 gig (wow) put in by a friend to keep me going, he is away for a month on holiday. My new hard drive arrived yesterday (60 gig)i am a bit wary of replacing the 2 gig one myself, i have the boot floppy, the operating system, want to partition if possible, read through info on the forums on this siteDosen't seem too difficult, am i heading in the right direction, i have never done this beforeAm i been over confident or should i take the bold step and have a go?

Answer:Replacing a Hard Drive

As long as your motherboard supports a hard drive of that size, it's fairly easy to install, carlisle. How old is your computer and which operating system are you using?

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Hello all, I have the lenovo y50 non-touch, and I want to replace the 1 TB + 8gb ssd hard drive because it keeps freezing up windows. (Unfortunately, lenovo is straight-up ignoring the problem). Will any hard drive work or do I have to use a specific brand because the laptop is whitelisted? Thanks for hearing me out.

Answer:Replacing Y50 Hard Drive

A freeware program called QuietHdd will stop the freezes.  I'm not saying it's a permanent solution but it will eliminate a lot of your frustration.

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Hello,I just replaced my t60 with a brand new hard drive. I have a Windows disc to install but before I can install Windows I was told I need to boot it from a disc. Which disc do I need exactly as I've searched restore/boot discs and they are all different. I want to know the name exactly of the one I need to get. Also, if someone could tell me exactly what I need to do once I have this disc that would be great.

Answer:T60 replacing hard drive

You just said you have a windows setup disc, that's the disc you need to boot from...   it's that simple, just boot and install. When it's up and running, install lenovo thinkvantage system update and let it install all your drivers.  





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hello, i hope some one can answer my question. i have a  HP pavilion g7-2325dx,  the hard drive has crashed and burn and must be replace. I'm replacing it but how do I get windows 8.1 or 10 back on the hard drive? can i get this from HP? do i have to buy window 10? or...........ect?   thanks for the help

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tjoe81 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! First, regarding restoring Win8.   Ordinarily, I would recommend using HP Recovery Media to restore your PC to its original condition. That would erase the entire drive, format the drive, and install the OS, the drivers, and the HP utilities.Unfortunately, there is no HP Recovery Media linked to the HP Product Page for your PC. This could be an oversight by HP, or it could also mean that HP no longer stocks the recovery media for your PC. They no long stock recovery media for the older PCs.You can try contacting HP Customer Support directly, using the links below, to see if you can order if from them: If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836 ----------------------- Second, regarding Win10: You can create Win10 install media using this link:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install?ocid=ms_wol_win10 Since your PC was already running Win10, it was registered with the Microsoft Activation servers.  That means after you reinstall Win10, once you connect ... Read more

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I took a HD from with a working Vista Home Premium O.S. from a Sony Vaio and put it in a Dell Dimension
The system worked fine for several days. Then a message appeared saying that I may have an illegal copy of windows.
it will not let me activate windows nor let me do any windows update.
Any help to solve this problem would be appreciated
cojo

 

Answer:Replacing Hard Drive

The copy of Windows Vista that came with the Sony Vaio is not licensed to be used on another computer. If you don't have a license and key for the Dell, you'll have to buy one.
 

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Can u advise if i can do a straight swap out of hard drive and replace with ssd?What plug type connection is required for the ssd?

Answer:Replacing hard drive with ssd

SSD uses SATA connections...You may want to loook into a good Disk Image app as with a proper image the swap to the new SSD is quick and painless...I use Acronis True Image...but there others.For a Free solution Macrium Reflect or Easus both have Free Home versions.

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I have an old Dell Dimension 4600 running XP and lately the drive has been making an especially loud humming noise almost constantly. I read online somewhere that this could be a sign that the hard drive is about to go. In preparation for that, I am asking if the hard drive can be simply replaced on my computer and if so, where can I buy one for a reasonable price and how do I perform the actual replacement. Thank you all for any advice.
 

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My desktop hard drive is about ready to go out on me. It has been acting erratic and causing many problems. What program or procedure would I use to transfer the operating system I now have on the hard drive? The drive contains a partitioned section containing all that stuff and I do not have a set up CD (I do have the Windows XP Home software key). Since the desktop is an old one (but still in great shape) I want to be reasonable in my HD purchase any suggestions? I currently have a 40G in it.
Thanks for the assist
Old Sarge
 

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Hi

My suggestion is to image/clone your hdd onto backup media with this free app http://majorgeeks.com/EASEUS_Todo_Backup_d6195.html then install your new hdd and with the bootdisk that this app can create, boot to it and restore your cloned working OS and apps


Forgot about hard drive recomend, question is how much would you be spending for this hdd? Western Digital drives are good and one of their range would be my suggestion, just depends on hos much you wish to spend
 

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I need to replace the hard drive on my Lenovo300N100. After I install it how do I reinstall the operating system? It didn't come with a disk. I don't think my back up disk installs the Operating system. Someone told me something about copying the boot partition but I'm not sure how to find it or do it.





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If you have the ability to slave the drive from another PC  via SATA you will see there are actually 2 or more partitions. One of them is the recovery partition. Which one should be clear when you see them. Just copy it over to the new HD and voila'. I did this to my laptop that just died and it worked without a hitch. Hope this helps.

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Hello, I verified today that my hard drive on my desktop has crapped out. I am now shopping around on newegg.com for a new one, and I found two I am eyeballing. One is the exact same hard drive as the one I am going to be replacing (Seagate, 500GB, 7200 rpm, 8MB cache, and 3.0 GB/sec.) it is $59.99. The other that I found (Western Digital Cavalier Blue, 500GB, 7200 rpm, 16MB cache, and 6.0 GB/sec.) it is also $59.99.

Right off the bat I am thinking that the western digital is going to be a better buy, as it is the same price, but has 16MB cache compared to the 8MB cache of the Seagate, as well as it having 6.0 GB/sec transfer rate compared to the 3.0 GB/sec transfer rate of the Seagate. However my knowledge about hard drives is pretty minimal so I just want to ask for a more professional opinion on that.

Another issue I am running into with this, is that it is going to be a brand new hard disk, of course. and the computer it will be going into did not have any windows disks included with it when I purchased it (I know I should have made a windows disk on it while it was still working.) However, I have another computer that I purchased recently with windows 7, the windows 7 was a fresh install without all the bulkware crap of a PC from say - BestBuy, and required me to input the serial code upon my first boot of the PC. I am wondering if when I get my new hard drive installed on the computer, if I would be able to use my windows 7 disk to install windows on the new hard driv... Read more

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First off, I wasn't sure if this belonged in hardware or software as it involves both, so I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place.  My hard drive has been making odd grinding noises lately and finally started operating slowly and crashing on me.  I'm assuming I need to replace it. The problem is, when I bought my computer (a VAIO VGN-FS730/W notebook) it did not come with any installation disks for the pre-installed software including windows xp. This means that if I buy a new hard drive, I will not only lose my pre-installed programs, but I will have no way to install the operating system.  Is there any way to do this without the CD or do I have to buy a new copy of the operating system?PS please don't suggest upgrading to Vista, there is no way my computer can handle it.

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If you are the original owner and registered your purchase with Sony I would contact them pronto for an operating system CD. Don't take no for an answer.

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If I replace my hard drive and re-install XP, will I have to re-certify XP with Microsoft and if so how do I go about it.
 

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I'd suggest useing the drives software to copy XP to the new drive without reinstalling.
 

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hello,
haven't posted here in a while , but I need some advice. yeah, I know, only come around when I need help. i'm replacing a hard drive with bad sectors. it's still working but seems to be slowly going down hill. my main question is what is the best way to clone / copy my operating system and move it to the new drive. any and all advice will be most appreciated. below is the latest info I have for this computer.



LookInMyPC Report



System Vendor Information - What's This?
Manufacturer Chassis Manufacture
Serial Number Chassis Serial Number
Chassis Type Desktop
System Model System Product Name
System Type x64-based PC

BIOS Information - What's This?
BIOS Manufacturer American Megatrends Inc.
Release Date 6/11/2010
BIOS Version 061110 - 20100611
BIOS Version BIOS Date: 06/11/10 14:22:22 Ver: 14.01
Board Product ID M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3



Windows Information - What's This?
Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 Build 7601 64-bit
Serial Number 00359-OEM-8703296-27686
Logged In User firstbuild\rmthurman
System Uptime 0 days, 3 hrs, 45 mins, 0 secs


Processor Information - What's This?
Name Manufacturer L2 Cache Ext Clock Load
AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor AuthenticAMD 2048 KB 200 MHz 23 %


Hard Drive Information - What's This?
Drive Name Capacity Partitions Status
SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device 931 GB 2 OK


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have you tried this software for a solution, it has worked for me in the past fixing bad sectors ......http://hddregenerator.net/
 

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I have an old comp with 7.89gb hard drive and 384mb ram. It is a gateway but I don't have any more specs. on it. I'm trying to get an OS to work on it but am having to get a new disk.
Can I install a hard drive that is a slight bit larger, like say a 10gb?
 

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Hey guys long time no chat! Listen i bought a new Blank OEM Western Digital Hard Drive. Installed it in place of the old Hard Drive, but i can't get past the BIOS to recognize, format or partition the new hard drive. Western Digital (WD Scorpio Black, 320 GB 7200 RPM). Dell Inspiron 1720 Notebook.. Windows Vista...Note: I have all the installation CD'S that came with the computer... THANKS a Million in advance...
 

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Beleive it or not I am still working with a 4.1gig HD
However I am about to purchase a larger HD
I know I can slave it, fdisk and format it to use as storage.
However I would like to know if there is a way I can directly move/copy my entire setup onto the new drive to be able to do without the old drive?
 

Answer:Replacing Hard drive

The drive you buy should have an installation disk with it, Or it can be downloaded from the manufacturers site.
The installation disk will help you set up the new drive, copy the old to the new.

You will need to set the drive up as slave first, then use the software to partition, format, and copy the old drive. Then it's just a matter of changing the jumpers on the drive master/slave making the new drive master.
 

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I have a 5 year old Evesham desktop and I want to replace the old hard drive, as it showing its age (aren't we all!). Can I replace it with any IDE hard drive of any size or must I take care unless the motherboard (Gigabyte 81D53) or whatever cannot recognise it? Also, will I have any problems with Microsoft because I am reinstalling my WinXP O/S on a new hard drive?Many thanksPatrick

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I imagine you'll be ok with any size IDE drive. At the very worst you may have to update the motherboard bios. (Phone Evesham; although you're out of warranty they'll probably be able to tell you)I have replaced a failed HDD in sister-in law's pc with a bigger spare one I had lying around, installed XP from my CD using her licence key from the sticker on the case, and it validated without having to make any phone calls to Bill Gates.

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When replacing a hard drive what all do I need to look for other than sata/pata and size? Friend has an older PC desktop HP Pavilion m9550F that has failing 1TB Seagate STX ST31000340AS. Due to age, they're not looking to put a lot of money into the system.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Replacing a hard drive ?s

Hard drives are very simple to replace you don't need anything special as long as its a sata hard drive you are good to go.

The only other things to factor in is the speed, cache, size solid state drive etc.. all of which further your costs depending on how much efficiency you want.

Since you stated you are in a budget ( or your friend is) i suppose a sata 500 gb hard drive will do you for you.

If you don't mind something used , and buy from a reputable seller on something like ebay you can probably snatch one for about $30. Of course i am assuming you are in the states but the same would probably apply if you are in the uk ( price will be a bit more though).

So for example type in something like WD5000AVDS 500gb and you can find your replacement drive. Please note i just used a western digital drive as an example you can pick what you wish, i personally use and like the speed of this specific drive ( WD5000AVDS) but it was just a mere example.

What is your budget exactly? I mean besides what i mentioned above the only other thing is since you have a desktop to make sure its 3.5''

Another drive like the one you own is probably only about $60 brand new, and about 35-40% less if bought used , but again i am basing these prices off my currency ( usd) so i am not sure where you are located.
 

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