installation and replacement of hard disk in the computer hp mini 110

I need help replacing a hard drive on my computer hp mini 110.

HP Mini 110

Windows XP sp3

I just posted a question about the installation of the operating system.  Fixed that issue but found another.  I installed the operating system and everything was fine.  I started to install the drivers and applications, and after you have installed hp applications the pc has restarted and came up with a message saying:

PRI Master Hard Disk: S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and replace, press F1 to resume.

PRI Master: WDC WD1600BEVT-60ZCT1 13.01A13 ULTRA DMA MODE 5 S.M.A.R.T. Capable and BAD Status

I press F1 and it started.  I was still a few drivers requiring an installation.  Since I've installed just everything, there was not much to save.

I installed a different driver and rebooted and this time I hit F1 it didn't start.  I got a black page with a line of blinking cursor and nothing else happens.

After some research, I've seen it's a bad hard drive.

My question is:

Is this something that can be replaced at home.  I can read the instructions.  What I need to get the same hard drive, or are there others that will work?  If I can do it at home, where can I find instructions to replace it and what is the best place to get the hard drive.  Is this what I need to know.

Thanks for anyone's help.  I'm sure I look like an idiot, but it's something I've not done in a laptop.  I replaced and internal hard drive in a desktop computer.  I remember myself set to land and out and plug in another.  I had the chance then because the computer had 2 hard drives.

I guess I'll need to reformat the drive and start over again with the installation of the operating system etc.

Would I be able to upgrade and install vista or windows 7?

Any help is appreciated.


Hi, Tamara:

Here is the link to the service manual for your laptop, which also lets you complete the You-Tube video.

You can buy a 2.5 "laptop hard drive size 160 GB SATA II, should not exceed 500 GB.

You can get a 5 400 rpm model or a model of 7 200 RPM.

The difference between the two is that you will get better performance (faster seek times) a disc of 7 200 RPM.

However, it will be at the expense of the life of the battery between charges.

So, what you choose, it's up to you.

Here is a link to a site that sells hard drives of laptop.

They have great prices and there are a lot of feedback from customers that may be useful for you to decide which one to go with.

According to specifications, your computer can run Windows 7 well.

I recommend edit you your message and remove any reference to the discussion of smuggling copies of Windows 7. These assignments are not in accordance with the rules of the forum.

In addition, please keep in mind that a lot of these free copies of Windows can be loaded with traps that can steal your personal data and do other nasty things, including perhaps turn your PC into a Bot who committed illegal activities.  It is not worth it for me to install such illegally of is software and possibly have the bust of the FBI to the bottom of my door and arrest me for something that I didn't know that was going on with my PC.

It seems that the recovery XP disks are available for your PC, even if the link is broken, so if you want to reinstall XP, contact HP by telephone and you can get a set for less than $20.00.

Otherwise, you can get a game online site for $27.00 + shipping costs.

You get a legitimate copy of Windows OEM 7 (relatively) cheap at the link below.

Or you can pay double that and get the commercial version, which you can transfer to another PC. With the OEM edition, you can only use it once.


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