Buy the new internal hard drive
I have HP Pavilion dv4-1242TX
Recently, my original 320 GB (Western Digital Scorpio Blue - WD3200BPVT) internal hard drive crashed and become inadmissible.
So now I want to buy a new 500 GB internal hard drive, but I'm confused if my laptop it will support or not.
Internal hard drive WD Blue 500 GB laptop computer (WD5000BPVT / WD5000LPVX)
Other than the size, I see no difference between the two discs. Just having the Recovery DVD set available and install the new drive, run the set of recovery and off you go. If the old drive is toast, there's nothing else to do than to run the updates from Microsoft.
Or install Windows 7, commercial version of your choice.
Hello, I just bought a 500 GB for my Dimension 4500 internal hard drive. When I click on my computer, it says the hard disk capacity is only 127 concerts. I think it's because the motherboard is old (I got the 4500 in 2002). Is it possible to reach the full 500 concerts (465-formatted) using this motherboard (i.e. through a BIOS upgrade or something) or 127 is the max I can get with this system?
If I need a BIOS upgrade, where can I get TI/how I do that?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi friends... I return my hp dv6 want 3 years and it has worked well for me so far, but since last month, everytime I turn on my laptop, a message is popping indicating that YOUR HARD DISK has FOUND YEAR IMMINENT FAILURE AND there NEED TO BE REPLACED and I studied a lot of posts here regarding this problem and everyone was asked to replace it with a new one. I don't know what drive should I replace it with. Could someone please help me in this regard. I need the following details:
1. where can I find new internal hard drive HP ENVY DV6 1 to buy?
2. can we replace this hard drive with the hard drive to other companies? (such as seaggate)... If so, so, please let me know
3. can I replace the hard drive with a hard drive of 1 to solid state?
4. links to vendors who sell internal hard drive?
Please help me friends...
The answer is Yes in all areas. The laptop will accept any 2.5 inch wide disk SATA 9.5 or 7 mm thick and which includes mechanical hard drives and Solid State drives. Where are you located (one country)? Hard drives and SSDS for laptops are a part of the goods. You can pick them up at a Best Buy or Frys if you live where there are no Frys or you can use amazon.com or newegg.com or similar online service. The prices vary a lot, so it is useful to get a good deal. A 1 to SSD can run more than $300, you know. Need instructions for installing and/or migrating software? We are a bit like McDonalds here in the Forum... served billion regarding replace drive hard/updates to level. One of the specialties of the House, so to speak.
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Can you let me know, if there is provision to add the second internal hard drive for HP Pavilion e117dx 17.
If so, one) is there requirments or the specifications of the hard disk (any make or model); (b) what equipment will be needed and where I can get to and c) Finally will be doing so make sure the warranty of my laptop HP Sub
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Not in the way you probably do. Here is the Service Manual:
See Page 50. Unlike the Envy 17 and Pavilion dv7, Pavilion 17 has that a single hard drive Bay. The only way to add a second hard drive is to remove the DVD (optical drive) and insert a DVD to the hard drive bay adapter. The manual shows how to remove the DVD player and you can buy the adapter at amazon.com or jacobsparts.com. Note that this is a 9.5 mm thick disc, not a 12.7 mm. Both types are available. I do not recommend the adapter DVD player solution because you lose the use of the optical drive, and also because the interface of optical drive is usually not as fast as the main hard drive interface. Always fast enough for simple storage and you can run a video of her, but you do not want to edit the video of this disc, for example.
If you decide to go the route of adapter DVD I would buy a large capacity 5400 RPM SATA 2.5 inches wide and drive hard thickness 9.5 mm. No sense in buying a reader more expensive high-performance.
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I am a user of windows 7 and later than yesterday (2016_Feb_02) managing disks stopped to read the secondary internal hard drive (it was working perfectly well before). Does CPU, a beep when it is turned on or even rebooted and more when it comes to the windows logo, the PC hangs for a good 15 seconds.
The hard drive was an external hard drive and I removed the cover must be installed on my PC, but it has worked well for more than 5 months so far.
I would like to reuse the hard disk without losing any data.
Information on PC:
RAM 2 GB
Purchased in 2009
Details of the hard drive:
Please let me know if more information is needed.
Thank you very much.
Download SeaTools for DOS, burn the ISO file downloaded to a CD (you can use the free ImgBurn) and boot from this CD.
I just got a new 1 TB internal on cloned hard drive 500 GB internal hard drive installed on my PC, then the smaller original. The new 1 TB is now Local Dick C and the smallest 500 GB by C has been changed and is now Local Disk F. PSE11 runs from the new C and all my photos are on C and F, but the catalog showed up at F. I want to delete all the old files on F for free space because they are all cloned to the new 1 TB C, so I want to catalog PSE11 only point to the pictures on C I tried to create a new catalog and import my pictures from C. The images arrive and look tuned to C but when I close PSE11 and then reopen this new catalogue, the path of the image shows F, as does the original catalogue. So, now, I have two catalogs seem to point to F but I want: 1) have a single catalog pointing to C; (2) deleting catalogs pointing to F; (3) then reformat f: so I have a 500 GB clean old hard drive for future expansion. Peuvent some please help?
The problem is related to the cloning process.
As stated in the first post of Neale, the Organizer acknowledges readers by their letter AND their serial number. In these situations, both drives have the same serial number and the Organizer cannot tell who is who...
More information in the help file on John R Ellis from his psedbtool:
Scroll down to: "change the serial number of the drive, a Volume."
Check first with the DOS command 'Flight' that both disks have the same volume id, and then try to change one of the drives serial.
Who so ever of law...
My problem is that when I bought HP 120-011 IN he came with the capacity of 500 GB internal hard drive, but my old system had a 1 TB hard drive. So as my all files and data is in this hard drive old I want to fix that on my new PC.
I therefore ask you to give me suggestions on how to attach my old 1 TB drive to my new PC.
Try one of these.
How can I reformat a new portable hard drive MAC formatted to work with Windows XP?
You can try to format external driver and check if it helps. Inorder to do this seam the steps:
Sign in as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
a. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
b. click on performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools and then double-click computer management. In the console tree, click Disk Management.
NOTE: You can also click Start, point to run, type diskmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
c. in disk management, click on the external drive you want to format (or reformat), and then click on format.
You can see the following article for more information:
How to use disk management to configure basic disks in Windows XP
Hope this information is useful.
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I have a desktop pc with 2 internal hard drives. A hard drive has the BONE and the second hard disk is a separate partition. (I do not combine hard drives using RAID.) If I upgrade Vista to Windows 7, the upgrade will be to reformat hard disks or just a hard drive with the operating system? Should I remove the second hard disk of the computer just to be sure? The second hard drive must be reformatted for use with Windows 7?
You must install the upgrade in the Vista operating system.
For Windows 7 install questions:
"Download Windows 7 installed and activated on your PC."
They will help you in the Windows 7 Forum at the above address.
See you soon. Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
What should I do to get windows vista on the new hard drive on the old, because I would like to upgrade to windows 7 since vista when I transferred transversely to the new.
Your license of Vista will be OK to reinstall it on a hard drive replacement on the same computer.
Hard disk manufacturers provide normally cloning software to do what you want to do.
Look at your new Hard Drive manufacturer's Web site.
Or there are 3rd Party software (cost the same money if): http://www.acronis.com.au/homecomputing/products/trueimage/
For any question on Windows 7:
Link above is Windows 7 Forum for questions on Windows 7.
Windows 7 questions should be directed to the it.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
Attempted recently to upgrade a computer running the SP3 of XP to Windows 7. Bought the new FULL version of 7.
Have two 1 t Seagate Barracuda SATA drives on board; Operating system in partition 1 of disk C:. second disc to store data only.
Several unsuccessful attempts to install 7, but with helpful suggestions, others on this forum, (i.e., update of the BIOS, re-formatting drive C to do a clean install, etc.) finally managed to a successful installation.
All right, except that it does not find my second hard drive. I have the disks attached ports SATA 1 & 2, but the system reads them so much as the C: drive. The second disc appears in the BIOS Setup and Explorer as just the C: drive.
Tried to change the SATA port for second drive to 3 and 4 with the same result. It always appears as the C: drive.
How can I get the systΦme can recognize the drive, so it can be assigned to a drive letter and I can access? I suspect that the reformatting of the first disc for installation probably erased some boot sector/configuration info.
A side issue: before attempting to upgrade to XP, I backed up my "Documents and Settings" on an external drive. Now that XP is passed to the computer, can I continue to use Windows Easy Transfer to retrieve all my settings and info from the program, or who's going to screw me up?
Check if the hard drive is assigned to a drive letter in disk management.
Click Start, right click on computer
Click on management of
Expand disk management
Select your external hard drive if its posted here
Make a right click paths and change drive letter
Restart your computer, open the computer in the start menu and see if it shows then.
I have a Toshiba L500-128, the original 320 GB hard drive is just too small and I would like to avoid buying an external hard drive (for backup purposes), because in my experience, they are just rubbish and I want that all my data on the laptop.
I wanted to buy a new hard drive 1 tb (maybe 2) put into it, I guess it is equipped to deal with, (Please someone correct me if they know otherwise) with 4 GB of ram...
In any case I am really wondered, whether or not I can get out with the help of my new hard disk recovery disks.
If they did it the old-fashioned way (sending an OS disc and a disc of pilots) I wouldn't even question, but as I created disks of the computer itself, I wasn't too sure when I opened the drives upward to make sure all burned on them ok, I never saw something like what I expected.
Also, I read somewhere that someone else has tried it and it didn't work, they assumed because the recovery included an image specifically to fit the original hard drive size?
Can someone enlighten us all please?
First, you must create the Toshiba Recovery disk using the Toshiba recovery disc Creator called pre-installed tool.
Usually, you should receive a confirmation message that the recovery was created successfully.
This means that you can use this disk to restore the laptop to factory settings is not serious what HARD drive is in use.
This means that the recovery disc should work with the other drives.
But note; This recovery disk using would format the HARD drive and remove all HARD drive partitions. But this should not bother you if you use the disk HARD vacuum ;)
Fall of my Inspiron and Geek Squad said she needed a new hard drive. I installed a new identical to the former myself blue WD. When activated, it immediately passes to "Phoenix Securecore Tiano Setup. Pre-launch tests indicate that the new hard drive works fine. I tried to start in safe mode UEFI and in the boot Legacy mode, but no boot. I get a message "Not found operating system". It is my understanding that this computer has an operating system embedded on the motherboard. I previously had it improved Windows 8.1 to 10. When I tried to boot mode safe mode using F8, I had the same operating system not found message. The F2 and F4 keys on commissioning do nothing different, either. Am I missing a step in the window settings of Phoenix? Suggestions while in Phoenix window bringing me could happen to start the system would be appreciated.
In fact you have reloaded the operating system? If not, the new drive is empty - it's why you see the message you see.
You will need all the recovery media, as you did when you received the system - or, if you do not prepare a set, you will need to call Dell to buy a flash drive with the media today. The alternative is to download Windows 10 TH2, of the same version (standard, pro) that has been installed and activated previously. You can then reload the operating system.
I have an iBook Clamshell (M2453 PC, 300 MHz) and I just replaced the old 6 GB hard drive with a new hard drive 60 GB. The new drive is a regular 2.5 "IDE/PATA drive. I don't know the brand or the rpm of the road, because the seller provides various brands/rpm and I didn't check before installing. I'm guessing this is a Hitachi, Seagate, Fujitsu, etc. either 5400 or 7200 RPM. I don't think that is important, because the drive came in a clean condition and has been formatted. The problem is that when I try to install OS X 10.3 on the new drive hard, it is not detected at all. It does not appear on the screen "Select Destination", the startup disk, or disk utility. Disk utility shows only the OS X install CD, nothing else. I confirm that this isn't for lack of the CD, as I used it many times in the past to install OS 10.3 on other Macs. I tried to reset the NVRAM, PRAM, I even tried the PMU button under the screen, but nothing has worked. However, the old hard drive with OS 9.2 worked perfectly, and I've made sure to connect everything correctly when I replaced the drive, does this mean a new is simply defective, or there at - it another option to try to fix? I don't disassemble the laptop again, but if I have no choice I will do what I must. Thanks in advance.
If disk utility is not able to detect the hard drive, it could indicate a problem with the drive, the hard drive cable or control circuits in the computer. Disk utility should see at least the reader as such, even if a volume is not displayed.
As a first step, if you have access to a proper record of the Mac OS (9.x), you can test the configuration of disk utility instead (just to see if the hard drive can be detected at all). Also, disk utility on a PowerPC (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ) to a proper Ubuntu CD version could possibly used for similar drive information research and test operations on your computer.
Everything was perfectly fine, I have three internal hard work led in may Mac pro early 2008, 10.10.5 yosemite OSX, 32 GB of ram, 128 GB SSD boot drive, a hitachi 1 TB and a 2 TB WD I bought 3 months ago. Suddenly a week ago that my 2 TB WD started working slowly, reading and writing time is too long for small amounts of data. Folder icons take the time of loading, and even if this isn't my boot drive, but its cause my very slow closing system. Other drives work perfectly well. I tried to repair the two partitions via disk utility, but nothing helped. The problem is that I can not change my project pro Prime Minister because that all files associated with the project are lying in this same WD drive files cache for After Effects and Premier Pro causing these applications run slowly. I'm working on a feature film project any help would be appreciated.
Probably the drive is a failure. When a disc is a failure it should read data multiple times to get a free reading of the error. That really slows thinks down I will quickly copy the data to another disk
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