Cannot physically remove the hard drive from the Pavilion dv4-1430us
The disk hard origianal in this Pavilion dv4-1430us makes mechanical noises, so I will try to replace it with a new one. I checked the owner's manual supplied with the dv4-1430us, and it gives these instructions (here condensed): 1) remove the power cord and disconnect the battery, 2) remove the hd plastic cover, 3) remove three screws of hard drive now the hd casing in place and 4) pull hard hd tab to the left then go out.
The problems are: A) there is no hard drive to draw labels, and B) after you remove the three screws, can't do the hd if I push on it to move to the right or remove it from the left. I don't want to use tools like screwdriver large flat blade or bars of little Crow because it seems like that would probably break something. Does anyone know how to remove the hard drive of this particular model without breaking something?
Thanks for a very detailed and quick response. It turns out the indications that I read in the manual, your statements and mine were all in line to exert a force on the hard drive in the direction indicated by the red arrow on your image. (A picture is worth a thousand words and your supplied photo clarity that my summary of instructional text has not.) I decided to take a picture of the entire hard drive in my dv4-1430us (see below) to show that there is no close tab Mylar pull, as there is on the photo you condition. (The same gray metal tab that appears in your photo, but no mylar tab).
Apparently my dv4-1430us had some differences at its Assembly of HD compared to yours. As you can see, the structural elements that surround the HD are very similar to those of your photo, but there is no narrow mylar like in your photo tag. There is a dark mylar or similar film plastic on top of my HD, and there is a triangle of silver color at the bottom right of this film that points in the same direction as your red arrow. I tried lifting up the end of this film, mylar and pulling that direction (to the right in this picture), but a part of it (in the upper right corner of this photo) began to tear. As the film seems to only be glued on the top edge of the caddy HD (also called frame or cage in some articles), I doubted that the show was strong enough to eliminate the stress of a closed winching. A comrade who has put a video on YouTube showing this procedure also indicated that he had torn this layer of film when he first attempted to remove the HD. Because I assume that the dark film has a purpose (static protection?) I gave up shooting at the right edge of the film.
However the consistency of the instructions in the manual, the instructions on this YouTube video and instructions in your answer on the direction in which the Assembly needed to move HD gave me the courage to put a force pushing the HD in the direction of your red arrow. To do this, I placed the tip of a flat blade screwdriver large (blade about 5/16 "wide) at the points indicated at the ends of the two yellow arrows in my picture. In these positions, the blade of screwdriver pushed against the HD box and not the hard drive itself. Each of these two places, I gave him some very closed but controlled scrimmages, and HD finally moved in the direction of your red arrow as it is supposed to. I then lifted all of the HD and replaced the HD without incident.
The action drag the new HD in place was much easier that it was removing the original HD for the first time. It was perhaps because of some hard rubber padding that has been placed on each side of the original HD assembly that makes for a very tight fit.
I hope that this description is useful for others who do not have used mylar tab in their computers laptops dv4 and those whose HD assemblies are very tight in. Thanks again for your quick response that gave me enough comfort to move forward.
Hello everyone. Is there a way to remove a hard drive from a virtual computer running? Of course we can add a disk to a computer that is incredibly convenient, but there are times that we blow an as well. When clicked on the drive in the VI Client button is grayed out delete. I would have thought that other people would want to do that as well, but looking around the net and forums I find nothing!
Its not feasible in 3.5 and below.
Haven't tried yet in 4...
VCP, vExpert, Unix Geek
I have problems with my internal hard drive.
It is adding an extra and isn't the one with the operating system. It's pretty mucha disk storage.
I have to remove it and try to replace it. I hope I don't have to re - install the operating system and I can get my new drive recognized under Windows XP. What should I do? Where can I do this? Which must be uninstalled or changed on XP somewhere?
What are the steps? I'll replace it today and the need to know the details, because it is a return.
No, you don't have nothing to do with Device Manager. Or anything else.
Once its removed it will disappear. Then once you install the new hard drive, go to disk management, and then format. So my computer can see it
Only thing to complain, it is if you have been save files to it. Don't worry about this just change the recording folder. Programs have been installed on it tho? There you may as well uninstall them first
I installed a Windows 2003 x 64 Server Virtual Machine and gave him 4 x drives:
F:\backup of data
Now I don't need to use the F:\Backup of data, if I want to remove VMware and Windows.
How can do this safely?
I just did a test on a virtual machine on ESXi3.5 U4 and there is no option to remove the disk while the hot virtual machine. Only when I turned off the virtual machine.
That's right, in VI 3.5 you cannot delete HDD on the VM race but on vSPhere 4.X, you can, what version you have in the PROD?
See you soon
Please, do not forget the points of call of the "useful" or "correct" answers
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Thanks for your help. In fact, I took apart and put back together. There must be a bad connection. It works fine now. Thanks again for your interest and try to help out. Best regards, DMH
I'm trying to remove a hard drive from a virtual computer running and get an error... an invalid configuration for device 0. I try to avoid closing it is low as VM it critical missin. Any idea hot to remove this hot disc? The data store is mounting NFS, does make a difference? Execution of vSphere 4.1 and try to do this through vCenter.Thx!
Have you tried to remove it all first inside the BONE? I would recommend not disconnected while the VM is running as this can possibly casue undesirable results.
I recommend organizing a maintenance window and close and delete this way
convert my portable hard drive from FAT32 to NTFS by using the command line.
After conversion, my pc can not read my laptop hard drive, I check the computer, my protable hd management 1175 GB, my drive only of 500 GB hard probatle, be how to 1175bg? can someone help me? now I can't play my disc hard protable.
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One of my hard drives is broken and I want to remove it from my computer because it takes much more time to start. The drive is the primary drive (I have 2) and I was wondering if I remove the disk will my windows disk 2 change my remaining on the primary disk drive?
I think it is Yes, but the question, of course. Thank you very much.
Many internal hard drives of the riders that in order to configure the main hard drive (master) disk where you install Windows or a secondary (slave) drive, you define where you store programs and files. These riders are of small plastic sleeves that you place on the correct metal jumper pins. For additional instructions, see the documentation that came with the internal hard drive.
Remove the primary disk may not be affecting the other disk.
For more information, please see the link below.
Install or remove a hard drive
If this does not work, I suggest you to contact computer maufacturer to solve your problem. Unfortunately, we can not help with third party software/hardware changes.
Please post back and let us know if it helped to solve your problem.
I want to move my hard drive from a computer with a motherboard dead to a newer machine. The activation process failed. How can I get the operating system XP Professional sp3 reactive? I have the code original and other info.original title: Moving the death machine drive
The activation problem arose because the hardware on your current computer does not match that of the hardware on the machine whose mother is dead.
The best option for the reactivation is to use the telephone line. This, unfortunately, is automated and may refuse to turn on your system; However, don't despair just rest on the line after the automated atcivation crossed its procedure and you will be transferred to a real person. Tell this person you've done, and it should be able to help activate.
See this link from my Web site: http://vistasupport.mvps.org/product_key_already_in_use.htm
This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or the opinion of Microsoft, its employees or other MVPS.
* Original title: installation
I got my a school computer and the computer was still saying he was trying to connect to the school network. I have a TI and computer repair class so I took the hard drive from the computer and formatted I connected again and he told me that I need an installation CD what I do.
Using an installation DVD / USB drive and install the operating system...
If you have formatted the drive, erase you everything on it.
I can't use my external hard drive from toshiba on computer in the window, but I can use it on apple. Is there someone who can help me solve it I will be grateful for it :)
When it is connected to the PC, it is visible in disk management?
Was this a drive that has been formatted using your Mac with the mac file system? If so it will not turn on the PC, without the use of third party software
my windows 7 computer motherboard is dead I replaced it with a computer of windows 8. I pulled the hard drive from the old computer and transformed into a USB external hard drive, when I tried to copy the files of personal data (access denied) how can I get my data
Please explain how to format the hard drive of a pavilion of nc5310 in order to install a very light distribution of Linus.
I couldn't find anything in a search of the internet.
There are many ways to format the hard drive. You did not really provide details...
You can download the Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) and burn it to a CD, then you can boot from the CD and use the tools of HARD drive to remove the partitions/erase the hard drive.
Simple request. How can I physically remove the battery of my Torch 9810. The BB site and the manual in PDF format are dismal. I find no answer anywhere. THX.
Video YouTube is a great answer. Your help is appreciated. Why is this info not on the BB website or manual?
I removed the hard drive from my old computer and installed in a connected hard drive USB enclosure but when I try to access the files of data (graphics, for the most part), I don't see them on the hard drive. Both are running Windows Vista Edition Home Premium. How can I see what is on my old HD apart applications and programs?
1. what happens when you access the hard drive?
2. you get any error message?
3. is there a drive letter assigned to the drive?
4. do the external hard drive work on any other computer?
Please follow the methods.
Check if disk manager the external hard drive is detected
a. click the Start button.
(b) in the search box, type devmgmt.msc, and then on enter.
c. check whether the external hard drive is detected
If a drive letter is not assigned, assign a drive letter and check if you can access the contents of the hard drive.
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