Impossible to reinstall Vista on a new hard disk for Pavilion dv9700t
Recently, the hard drive on my Pavilion dv9700t (p / n: KL086AV) began to fail. So I bought a new hard drive and created the recovery disc (I didn't realize that I had to their creation until now, but I got lucky and my computer handed her long enough to do so).
However, when I installed the new hard drive and tried to launch the recovery discs, I received the message, "this PC is not supported by system recovery disks. You can continue to recover this system with these discs. »
I have vista 32 bit, my old hard drive was 320 GB and a new one, I bought is a Seagate 500 GB.
Through researching this problem, I came across different answers. Some say that the size of the hard drive must be the same, others say recovery discs do not work on a new drive hard unless a special action is taken by a technician, and some say that there is no problem at all.
I can't find any consistent information on this problem. All the tips, I would much appretiate. Thank you in advance!
Sometimes the discs just do not work.
I have not met a problem where if you have a bigger drive they don't work, but if you get a smaller drive as an SSD, so it's almost a sure bet that they do not work.
As I see it, you have two choices: buy a set of HP recovery disks, if they are available and hope they work.
Or if you can read your Vista product key on the sticker COST MS 25 characters on the bottom of your PC, you can make your own Vista installation disc.
If you are in a fault light but rewarding you can do yourself if you can read your product key of Vista on the PC of 25 characters.
You just download the 3 files you need on the link below and read all the instructions to create a Setup bootable DVD disk using imageburn.
Do not take into account the part of the text in the first screen shot about "extract the files in the folder of Vista."
The files were extracted already in this folder when you ran the X14.exe file by reading the text on top of the first screenshot.
The other thing I noticed is on the 4th page, where it shows Developer ID Microsoft Corporation. I had to type Microsoft Corporation in me, and then other codes already filled in.
When I went to compile the ISO file, ImageBurn gave a message on a WIM file, file and ISO, and if I wanted to burn it in a different format.
I selected no, make the ISO file.
It was not so hard to do. I burned both the disk of 64-bit and 32-bit disk in case I ever need them.
I tested both of them one my hp dc7100 CMT desktop PC, worked flawlessly.
When you enter the product key, he knows which version of Vista you have.
After you install Vista successfully, you can then install the drivers for your PC and driver page support.
I have been using my Dell XPS 420 for years, but lately the C: drive (with Windows Vista Home Premium and the recovery partition) are dead. I had to reinstall Vista on a new hard drive. It went well until Vista was finished all the updates that are accumulated. He says that my Windows is not genuine, and he refused to go further than the connection. The Windows CD is Dell and it came with the computer. My Dell warranty expired a long time ago. Can anyone help?
Using the recovery process of the manufacturer normally does not require activation. It will activate itself during the recovery process.
Product key and product ID are two different things
Read this about AV Avast which causing 0xC004D401 error Code
And read this topic to report diagnosis by Christmas Paton.
And if necessary, repost in the Vista install, upgrade, and activate forum (this one).
Noel Paton, he will come here.
This is the right forum, but it may not read fine on the information contained in the header not mentioning not activation problems
See you soon.
I'll have to replace the hard drive of my laptop Satellite A 200 and have only a drive with her recovery. I'll be able to install Vista on a new hard drive for him?
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Of course, you will be able to do.
Hi, I bought a laptop Lenovo, which came with Windows Vista SP2. Recently, my hard drive crashed and I got a new hard drive. In this case, can I re - install Vista with product key provided on my laptop? If it is possible, how can I get the operating system to install. Appreciate any kind of answers to my question. Thanks in advance.
This is your vista license to reinstall on the same machine
Contact Lenovo and ask them to send you recovery disks vista to reinstall the operating system as it was when you bought it
they do it for a nominal cost of $
or borrow a microsoft dvd vista
Make sure that you borrow the correct 32-bit or 64-bit microsoft dvd to your computer
they contain all versions of vista
This is the product key that determines which version of vista is installed
Then go to the lenovo Web site and download the latest drivers vista of your particular computer
I bought laptop acer new with windows vista operating system license (registered internet), after 1 year, my hard drive was damaged, recovery is not possible and also my laptop has no guarantee more (more than 1 year used) so I replaced it with a new hardisk, can I install back under license of windows vista by using the previous serial number licensed vista O.S.? I know that I can reuse previous serial number, but I can't do windows update over the internet because microsoft detects my windows as not genuine, since I registered my new laptop on windows website, so I could turn on the automatic updates of windows. Please help me.
The license of Vista is up to you to reinstall on the same laptop.
How to activate Windows Vista, if necessary.
How to get the recovery media Vista to make it back to factory settings .
There is no Vista free download legal available.
Contact Acer and ask them to send a recovery disk/s Vista set.
Normally, they do this for a cost of $ small.
Or borrow a good Microsoft Vista DVD (not Dell, HP, Acer, recovery disk/s etc).
A good Vista DVD contains all versions of Vista.
The product key determines which version of Vista is installed.
There are 2 disks of Vista: one for 32-bit operating system, and one for 64-bit operating system.
If install a cleaning is required with a good DVD of Vista (not HP, Dell recovery disks):
Go to your Bios/Setup, or the Boot Menu at startup and change the Boot order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the boot order, then reboot with the disk in the drive.
At the startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, go to Setup/Bios or F12 for the Boot Menu
MS advice on the conduct of clean install.
A tutorial on the use of a clean install
Super Guide Windows Vista Installation
After installation > go to the website of the manufacturer of your computer/notebook > drivers and downloads Section > key in your model number > get latest Vista drivers for it > download/install them.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
Original title: ok, so I have a HP Pavilion dv6-1128tx Entertainment Notebook PC
I have a HP Pavilion dv6-1128tx Entertainment Notebook PC right... and my hard drive crashed just completely, I had a new hard drive and now I want again to install windows Vista on it, but I don't have a restore cd but I have a back on my old operating system... What can I do? Help?is there anyway that I can restore my operating system...?
What do you mean by: "I have a return upwards on my old operating system?"
You make an image and with what program?
If this is not a picture read more.
Contact HP and ask them to send you a set of recovery disks.
They should do this for a small fee.
Some manufacturers have more available Vista recovery disks.
If this happens, you may need to try this instead:
You can also borrow and use a Microsoft Vista DVD, which contains the files for the different editions of Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate) must be installed. The product key on your computer / Laptop box determines what Edition is installed.
Other manufacturers recovery DVDs are should not be used for this purpose.
And you need to know the version of 'bit' for Vista, as 32-bit and 64-bit editions come on different DVDs
Here's how to do a clean install of Vista using a DVD of Vista from Microsoft:
"How to do a clean install and configure with a full Version of Vista '
And once the operating system is installed, go to your computer manufacturer's website and get the latest drivers for your particular model or laptop computer.
And phone Activation may be necessary when you use the above installation method.
"How to activate Vista normally and by Activation of the phone '
See you soon.
recently my desktop hard drive crashed, tried several times to use the REPAIR option from the drive to install Vista, but without success. Seems that my old drive hard ide is no longer usable. Wanted to know
(i) the question of if I cud activate my Vista authentic with the same key on a new SATA hard drive with a new motherboard.
(II) after the Vista installation disk, I wud get updates? Since only Vista with SP 2 is supported for updates below. I bought Vista before SP 1 is out.
You can read the article given below to get more information about the copy of Windows activation after re-installed Windows.
Activating Windows: Frequently asked questions
Once you have completed the installation of Windows will ask you all the updates that are applied to your computer.
For more information follow the links below.
Hope this information is useful.
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I want to replace the 80 GB HDD of my A100 for something big.
I'm guessing it's a SATA, I'll need?
Nobody knows what is the greatest, my laptop can handle without any performance?
Just to confirm that it is a satellite A100-027
Also, I literally get out the old one, stick in the new and then load Windows XP on it? Is it really as simple as that :/?
Yes, the A100 Equium supports the SATA HDD controller and so you will need a SATA 2.5 HARD disk!
> Also, I literally get out the old one, stick in the new and then load Windows XP on it? Is it really as simple as that :/?
Yes, the upgrade of the HARD drive is not difficult.
In most cases, you will need to remove the HDD from the laptop's HARD drive Bay, then switch the HARD drive bracket to the new HARD drive, then insert the new HARD disc again in Notepad.
That s it.
I want a new hard drive in my laptop (Satellite A60-302) t. This is - http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0, 1596,736,00.html drive, to adapt to the laptop?
Answer to this question can give just anyone who has the same unit and tested it with the same HARD drive. Problem is that there is no exact specification on the latest BIOS updates and no one can say with certainty whether or not he will support.
I know it's an old round top, but I like it. My main hard drive died, then I replace it with the secondary drive waving back, or use an external drive it is up and running.
Or is a possible replacement part no451867-001 sata200 GB 4200 RPM and where I get it. Oou can I use a different hard drive or upgrade.
I'm going to buy a new computer hp laptop pavilion g6 2211tx that any comment would be appreciated.
However need to get old laptop upward and the execution of first AID!
If you upgrade to Windows 7, you will be able to access your secondary hard drive and backup of files that it contains. You can also put the secondary drive in another computer that works to recover the files from the backup drive.
One last question, I replace the hard drive (160G) in my old Pavilion a800n and wonder what would be the size (well at least 500G) max. Guess I could partition if necessary...
Win. XP (32 bit), Phoenix BIOS, LTD. 3.11, 09/02/2004.
Sorry, based on the following specifications, I would not be to HARD disk. If you need more space for data/files, buy an external HARD drive.
A few weeks ago my drive hard out crapped on me and I bought a new one. I installed Vista on it and thought that I installed all the drivers. Yesterday, I had to use my bluetooth and noticed that it has not been installed. After knowing that I need a patch for it, I was able to connect my phone to my computer. But now the icon is not in the control panel so that I could easily adjust settings or view paired devices. I can only adjust the settings of the icon in the bottom left of the taskbar. Whenever I try to view paired devices I get the icon of waiting and then nothing happens.
Ø what service pack is installed on your computer?
If you don't have SP2 on your computer, you may not be able to see the icon in the control panel. Try to install SP2 on your computer and check the status.
You can uninstall the device blue tooth from the Device Manager and restart the computer that will install the generic drivers, then check if the icon is listed in Control Panel.
Please post back the result.
Bindu S - Microsoft Support
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A month ago my laptop has suffered a critical failure of hard drive. So I sent in under warranty and it come back a day or two ago. With him a piece of paper stating that I have to reinstall windows in bold, yet windows (Vista) originally came with it (without a cd or a dvd if I remember correctly).
I thought I was going to see the same installation process of windows the manual tells me to go through that when I arrived to the laptop, instead, I get a black screen back apparently under windows 98 (?) with "C:\ > ' ask me for an order or a file.
So yes, I'm completely lost.
Thanks for any help in advance.
> more windows (Vista) came originally with it (without a cd or a dvd if I remember correctly
You are right. But the laptop came with the option of disk recovery HARD and with a GREAT recovery disc creation notification using the preinstalled Toshiba Recovery disc creator.
So if you didn't create the recovery disc then you would not be able to install Vista again. :(mais autant que je sais que vous pouvez commander un Recovery disk (pour tous ceux qui ne l t créer une disquette de récupération propre) from here):
See you soon
I am trying to replace my existing drive with a new WD 1 TB hard drive. So I intend to install the new WD drive as the 2nd drive, and then run the utility WD Acronis to clone the original to the new drive.
However, when I install the new disk, the BIOS recognizes it, but I think it appears in Windows 7 such as D drive, but it does not work. When I run Acronis, he says that it doesn't detect any WD drive.
I went into the BIOS and ran the test drive / self-test and it passed.
I noticed that the SATA1 controller is enabled. He didn't check before installing the drive.
The controller SATA1 mode is RAID. Not sure that it was previously.
Oh, and I plugged the new drive SATA cable into the connector of the motherboard directly next to the SATA connector as my original drive.
Everyone through this? Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
You are right. It was the answer, sort of. When I started Windows 7, I went in the new disk drives and active management. I let the system assign drive letters. I then rebooted.
Then when I came back to Windows, I was able to run the original utility WD Acronis True Image to clone my source drive to the new drive. When finished, stop the system, removed my original drive and the new drive my only drive.
Everything works beautifully. I managed to replace my hard drive.
Thanks for the tip.
I have a pavilion dv7-6c60us entertainment pc, processor intel core i5-2450 @ 2.5GHz with a 64 - bit processor, windows pro 8.1 operating system. I bought a WD 1 TB 2.5 inch SATA 3 HDD 5400 RPM drive that I would like to install. Is my compatible PC to this hard drive? Can I add this as a second hard drive? I'm new to this would be appreciated all the instructions to update from my PC. Thanks for your help.
Yes the PC is compatible. You can install it as a second hard drive. But to do this, you need a hardware kit (cable), you can buy here:
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