Compaq Presario 2586US laptop - hard drive upgrade
Recently, I took a chance and bought 2 'parts only' Compaq Presario 2500 laptop computer series off Ebay and was able to make a unique work PC with motherboard of the 2586US being the motherboard, I used. I don't have a hard drive, so I bought a Samsung 160 GB ATA drive. Turns out I have to not need the adapter on the end of bus because it plugged right in the motherboard making. The reader is supposed to be ATA100 and ATA133 at the upper end (I don't remember which). I put the drive and installed Windows. I noticed that it seemed slow but Windows showed the disc to the original format. Then I went to dual-boot with a Linux distribution and encountered errors. Thanks to a lot of research on the web I found the BIOS and the IDE interface itself (?) apparently does not have a drive larger than 137 GB. I checked the BIOS and indeed it says the maximum usable size 137 GB. It also shows the transfer rate to DMA2, which, as I understand it, means that it is only the transfer to 33 MB instead of 100 or 133 MB. The service manual says ATA100, so it should support a transfer DMA5 rate.
I don't pretend to understand all of this at all. So, I'm looking for help.
(1) is anyway to go beyond 137 GB on a hard drive in this laptop?
(2) otherwise, it's the fact that my drive is actually 160 GB when the PC support 137Go cause more problems?
(3) what should I do to obtain a rate of transfer beyond DMA2? The configuration of the BIOS doesn't let me tab this field to change.
Thanks for any help and explanations that I can understand. Don't forget that I am just your average Joe and not some kind of expert at all. I found a lot of this on the web but don't know what it means.
Thanks in advance!
After a lot of research and reading on the net, I found the following link:
Basically, the driver ALi M5229 was the problem. It was not really support the DMA modes. The link explains this and provides a link for the driver of the UDMA for the chip (it is not only the miniport driver that you get from the Compaq/HP site). I installed it, had to reboot about 3 or 4 times due to messages "new hardware has been installed, but a reboot is required. When I finally got around those I noticed that in Device Manager I see the ALi controller and it is listed as a UDMA controller now. The individual channels are not displayed (the pilot seems to configure the drives as SCSI peripheral nickname). Using the included ALi utility, it shows my driver running at ATA100/133. Startup, everything including startup items until my office is there, the system's busiest has been reduced to about 1/4 or 1/5 while she was before. I have a new system of hearts for my office, so sometimes I think that it still seems a bit slow, but there is a world of difference between a modern quad core system and this old laptop P4 architecture, etc.. But okay, the laptop works fine now in Windows. Now I'll have to see what it looks like for Linux, because I have no idea what it uses for the driver ALi M5229.
I think we can safely call this thread closed, how ever do you that. Somehow, I thought she was going to be a bit obscure, and I guess you can say it was!
Thank you all for any help here!
I want to upgrade the hard drive on my Presario v6200 CTO. The current drive is: FUJITSU MHV2060BH PL ATA. If the upgrade is available, so how do you transfer the OS (provided with the computer).
Thank you so much - I used NEWEGG before without problem!
We have a Compaq Presario A900 - we want to wipe the hard drive and start over with an installation of Windows 10.
Could you please tell us the steps to do so. Thank you.
Please provide information about the product.
I was hoping that there was at least HP Win7 drivers for your PC, allowing you to switch to Win7 and try the upgrade to Win10.
But to control your model, the latest HP drivers are for Vista.
Which practically excludes the upgrade of your PC at Win10.
I bought a portable hard drive used HP for the upgrade of my Lenovo G550 with ugraded CPU with Intel's CORE DUO T9300 2.50 ghz
(HP hard drive: computer laptop slim drive HARD 500 GB SERIAL ATA DISK DRIVE S/N W627S9NL P/N 756731-001 MFG Seagate Technologies DOM 8 / 2015)
I was happy to see that the hatd drive had already installed because Windows 7 I had bought already separate legitimate Windows 10 Pro license key for the upgrade. I was able to go online and download the upgrade of Windows 10 and used my purchased license key to activate my updated.
While doing the installation, there are some HP software that was still on the hard drive. I thought it would be good to have some additional security protocols, so I also installed the WinMagic Securedoc Bootloader v1.2.12 and saved the drive encryption HP with the security issues and password for secondary access.
10 Windows has been activated and everything was beautiful. But when I restarted the laptop, I put my password for windows and then it goes to this screen of disc HP encryption rises. I put the password and it is accepted - and then the screen turns white... not offshore... jblank TEU with a cursor flashing that doesbn can't react to inputs.
I tried leaving it for a day or so and still nothing. There is nothing I can change in the configuration of the BIOS that works so far.
I also tried Reimage download on USB and re-creation of the sequence of boot, but not good. Even tried a boot drive, but nothing there either. I'll try again.
I don't know where to go or how to get beyond the screen of HP encryption. I am pretty good at following directions, I don't know coding, but may do what you suggest to help me fix this problem.
Can you help me?
Sorry... I missed the part that you have a license Win10. I thought you were trying to activate 10 using the OEM HP license and causing problems.
I do not use HP encryption applications - as having recently completed a career in the InfoSec, I personally focus together on the encryption of the PC to be laughable-, but my guess is that you are basically out of luck.
If it was my drive, I WIPE the drive of all its content and then again install Win10. A good product to do i.e. DBan: http://tiptopsecurity.com/how-to-securely-wipe-your-hard-drive-with-dban-erase-your-data-for-good/
Once your disc is clean, then simply install Win10 on it.
That said, with a bit of luck, one of the HP EXPERTS will probably come along and tell you how to get around their encryption.
I have a HP Compaq DC7800 Convertible Minitowers XP Professional running. The vehicle currently has a 80 GB hard drive. I want to switch the hard disk. How can I find out what Western Digital 1 TB hard drive will work? I asked WD, and they said that I needed to contact HP.
You may have a problem upgrading to a SATA III.
Please see what lower thread and my personal experience, installing a WD SATA III HARD drive in my dc7800.
Can I replace the hard drive dead by any new internal hard drive. I'm still all old disks that came with the computer and I would use this old thing for the internet. Could someone please. Thank you.
Here are the specs of your PC. You have an eight year old PC, so don't buy a very large hard drive or your computer will probably not recognize. You may have a repair shop authorized HP tattoo the new HDD as some older PCs used this method for a way to control the software.
I need to upgrade hard drive of my laptop because it is very slow. However, I know it's a 60 GB to factory-installed 4200 RPM.
I'm ready to be upgraded to a fast 7200 RPM, if possible, with a decent capacity, but I'm not sure of the supported hard drive type (IDE?, 2.5?) is a model of 5 years. In my view, there are incompatibilities with the laptops today, hard drive formats, so I really need help.
Thank you very much for your help!
These are the specs on the site
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com/innovation/JSP/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=EU&com.broadvis ion.session.new = Yes & PRODUCT_ID = 97598
In my opinion the HARD drive upgrade will not increase performance well then you should try the other options first as reinstalling Windows, or upgrade the RAM.
Anyway, Satellite A50 use IDE interface, so you can use hard disks of 120 GB of disk space.
Of course, you can take a model at 7200 RPM, but they need more energy and produce more noise.
I recommend a 120 GB 5400 RPM model. That s pretty fast!
I have recently switched to my laptop to XP. I had the hardest time finding drivers for the LAN. So I finally found them and now the connection is always limited or no connectivity when connected via ethernet.
I tried to release and renew the IP address, but the system is unable to renew it through CMD. My internet works fine with my other two computers. I used the same ethernet cable connected to this computer to my laptop and they are all lead to limited connectivity or not.
I think that the NETWORK card must be replaced, but I can't find the replacement part number. I don't see the number for the WLAN. Could this be the same room? I don't think so, because the wireless is fine, it's just the connection to the LAN which I seem to have a problem with. I see not even where I can access the bottom of the laptop ethernet card.
I received the spare part of this thread - http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/Compaq-Presario-F700-Laptop-NIC-Replacement/td-p/1639...
Anyone know what part I need to replace the LAN ethernet, not wifi adapter? (unless they are the same, want to make sure before order).
To replace the ethernet card, you will need to replace the motherboard together.
The link you mentioned (which I answered the way back when), was to replace the wireless network card.
I recommend that you just buy an adapter USB to RJ-45 ethernet until you buy a new PC.
If your laptop has an amd processor, XP driver you should use.
I have a major problem. There is a HP Compaq DC7600 SFF on Ebay that ive been watching for a while. I have DDR2 RAM for her and a 60 GB laptop hard drive. Im going to be to put Windows Xp on the computer. The problem is to a SATA 3.5 hard drive. Is there an adapter for it? I'll need to get a new drive?Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-DC7600-SFF-Pentium-4-HT-2-8Ghz-512Mb-No-HD-/271103764174?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D3652700529279890050%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D280958745061%26Help, please
Thanks for posting in the Microsoft Community.
I suggest using your favorite search engine and look for adapter that will allow you to do. You can also contact the manufacturer and check the availability of these adapters.
Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you need help with Windows. We will be happy to help you.
Hello! I have a Dell Inspiron computer 15R laptop with Windows 7 Home Basic Edition pre-installed. I bought Windows 8 Pro Windows upgrade plan offer. The product key I got worked before my laptop hard drive crashed and changed by Dell. How can I solve this problem?
1. press the Windows key + X , and then clickrun, and then type: slui.exe 4
2. then press the ENTER"" key.
3. Select your "country" in the list.
4. choose the option "activate phone".
5. stay on the phone (do not select/press all options) and wait for a person to help you with the activation.
6. explain your problem clearly to the support person.
I recently bought a retina-iMac 21.5 "(fin 2015 obvs), without realizing it when I did so that it came with a slow hard disk 5400 RPM that will larn me - do your research the next time Cameron!" In any case, I'm trying to sell it, but my search for a buyer continues, I also try to establish - without much success until now - if a hard drive upgrade and/or installation of a fusion player any is possible. I am aware that the RAM in this model is not extensible.
Any entry received with gratitude
Although it is possible it is a company very difficult and will void any warranty future and Apple. Have you thought from the external drive Thunderbolt?
are there restrictions on the type of hard drive that you can on this model?
Number of PINS
Type of the ATA
I was watching a Seagate Momentus 5400.3 ST980815A, if this helps answer the question.
I found the info your device comes with 40 GB IDE (ATA - 5) HARD drive. I think in your case, to capacity. High-capacity hard drives are not recognized properly, but I think that with 60 or 80 GB HDD should perhaps be recognized correctly.
If anyone on this forum can give you accurate information, I recommend you contact your local dealer or service in your country. They are experts upgrade material and they have accurate info on HARD drive upgrade.
I have a HP Pavilion dv4-2049us laptop, I need to replace the hard drive. The hard drive is a 250 MB drive. However, I found a replacement on EBay. The drive hard ebay is a 320 MB hard drive. Can I use this 320 MB hard drive in my laptop that originally had a 250 MB hard drive? It (the 320 MB hard drive) will affect the performance of my computer? As do faster or slower? Or is that what you call "modernization"?
Welcome to the Microsoft Community and thanks for posting the question. I see you want to learn more about the laptop hard drive replacement. Let me help you with the issue.
I suggest that post you this question in the HP support forums here: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/
I hope this helps. If you need further assistance on this particular issue or any other related issue Windows let us know and we will be happy to help you.
HP 6470 b 2nd hard drive upgrade. How fast this port works on? SATA I, II or III
I want to put in a 60 GB SSD into the CD slot and want to see how fast it will support as this will be used for the Cache
The published information is not explicit; He says only: SATA for the expansion Bay while the main hard drive Bay expressly says SATA-III. However, given that this isn't just an optical drive Bay, but also a general 'Bay expansion', it is safe to assume it of on the same SATA bus as main drive and is a SATA III interface.
6470b is also supposed to have a slot for a WSSD mSATA, but he is not described in the Manual:
Obviously the WSSD would work better for cache but you can use a 60 gig SSD in an expansion bay for both cache adapter. Even if the connection is SATA-II, it will be much faster to work for a cache of acceleration.
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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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