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.
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.
After that I deleted my MSN (Premium software) e-mail (inbound and outbound) emails, old e-mails are not completely deleted from my hard drive of the computer. Deleted messages still indicate a file containing the 4K bytes of space. There are about 500,000 of those email old, deleted files on my hard drive which absorb 60 Giga bytes of space. How can I completely remove these old email files from my hard drive?
You will find help and support for MSN in the MSN Solution Center, not here at Microsoft Answers. Noel
Remember - this is a public forum so never post private information such as numbers of mail or telephone!
Ideas: I have several CD ROMS that are MP3s of many music albums. I want to know how to import these on my hard drive of the computer so that I can then listen to music with windows media player or import into iTunes
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If they are MP3 files containing data CDs, you can simply use Windows Explorer to copy the MP3 files from your music collection CD personal. After that, they automatically appear in the WMP library. Tim Baets
I just successfully replace the SSD, exchanging an old 250 GB HDD with a new 250 GB HARD drive.
I started with success, inserted the disc of recovery by the instructions on the screen. Disc 1 and rendered, it succeeded. When you are prompted, load disc 2, which was also successful. When asked, in charge of the "application and driver recovery CD" and continued.
At this point the computer restarted several times, as he said it would be completion of installation of all elements. Then he came with a message that says: the recovery attempt failed. Select one of the following buttons.
"Save Log"; 'Details '; 'Retry '.
ChkErrBB.CMD: Detects an error in the PININST_BBV.
ChkErrBB.CMD: check c:\system.sav\logs\BurnBootWarn.log
Any suggestions here?
I update my BIOS before proceeding with the Exchange.
I found the solution to this problem was already answered here:
SMART failure provided on hard disk 2: WDC WD 3200AAJS-55RY-AO (S1) __WARNING: IMMEDIATELY back up your data and replace your hard disk drive failure can be immenent
Please help... I dunno what to do one day, I came home from work and my new about sony vaio desktop has been frozen, so I rebooted and now I have this message when I try to start and I do not have a vista disc or a recovery disc and am worried my lost data as I do not know how to save at this point because I can't even in the windows operating system Vista. can someone help me please?
We must believe the error message telling you that your hard drive is about to fail. If you are not technically proficient, take the machine to a local computer technician who will try to back up your data and then replace the hard drive. Do not use a type of BigComputerStore/GeekSquad of the place. Otherwise, you may be able to get the data saved by one of the methods below and replace the hard drive yourself.
1 remove the drive and put it in a box of USB drive or use a USB adapter. Attach it to a computer that is running a working XP/Vista/Windows7 installation. Use the work of Windows Explorer to copy the data to the hard drive of the system to the rescue and burn data on cd or dvd. I prefer not to do it if I know the drive is infected because he has a chance to infect your host system. In these cases, I use #2 below.
2. you can start the target computer with a Bart PE (if you use XP) or a Linux live CD like Knoppix and retrieve the data in this way. General information about the use of Knoppix for this are:
You will need a computer with two cd records, one of which is an engraver of CD/DVD OR a USB thumb drive with sufficient capacity to store your data, OR an external hard drive formatted USB FAT32 (not NTFS) *. Download Knoppix .iso image file and create your bootable CD. If you do this in a previous (XP or Vista) operating system, you will need the third burning like Nero, Roxio or the free ImgBurn software (Windows 7 can burn .isos natively). Burn as an image, not in the form of data. Then boot with the CD that you created, and Knoppix will be able to see the files in Windows. If you use the USB key or an external hard disk, right-click on its icon (on the desktop) to get its properties and uncheck "read only". Then click on it to open it. Note that the mouse action by default in the window manager used by Knoppix (KDE) is a simple click to open instead of double-click traditional MS Windows. If you want to burn CD/DVDs, use the K3b program.
* My understanding is that you can now write on NTFS from Linux partition. If you wish to do this, Google for instructions on the use of the NTFS driver.
IMPORTANT - If there is no question that the drive is at fault - there are noises, for example - and the data is crucial NOTHING else ON THE DISC. Whenever launch you this player you can destroy data. If this is the case, send the drive to a professional data recovery company. I use savers by car, but there are others. General prices run from $500USD on-site. Investors recovered all disk data on a portable player that failed for one of my clients, and it cost $2 700. He thought that it was worth the money; only you know what's worth your data. I understand that some insurance companies now cover fresh data recovery so check with yours.
Drive savers - http://www.drivesavers.com
For future disaster recovery programs:
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Backing_Up MS - MVP - Elephant Boy computers - don't panic!
I originally had windows 7 premium 64 bit and later upgraded using a product key anytime upgrade to windows 7 Professional. I still have the two product keys for the premium and professional.
I want to replace my hard drive and upgrade to windows 10.
What I asked:
I have upgraded to windows 10 first and somehow make a boot disk, replace my hard drive, and then use the disk on the new hard disk?
Can I get a disk to boot windows professional 7 some hand and use it on the new hard drive and then use the tool of a free upgrade?
Any suggestion would be great. Thank you
You must first reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium, reactivate and then rerun the upgrade to Windows 7 Professional can make sure that it is turned on.
After which, you can download and install the free update for Windows 10.
Another option you have is to create an image of your current installation of Windows 7 Professional system and restore it on the new hard drive.
After the restoration of the image and adjust the layout of the partition, make sure that Windows is activated, then check Windows Update for the upgrade of Windows 10 or download manually:
Retry the upgrade manually:
Click with the right button on the MediaCreationTool.exe file and then click on run as administrator.
How to create an ISO or USB drive.
Select upgrade this PC now and then click Next
Task of pre-required
When you make significant changes to your computer for example updated operating system, you must always back up. See the links to resources on the backup by clicking the link for each version of Windows you are using: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1
- How to back up and restore your files manually
- How to free up disk space in Windows
- How to: 10 tips before installing Windows 10
- How to download official Windows 10 ISO files
- How to: upgrade previous versions of Windows using the file ISO for Windows 10
- Turn off (preferably uninstall) your Antivirus utility before you perform the upgrade.
- Reboot several times, and then try again.
- Disable the general USB peripherals (for example - smart card reader).
- If you are using a SCSI drive, make sure you have the drivers available for your storage on a thumdrive device and it is connected. During the installation of Windows 10, click on the advanced custom Option and use the command load driver to load the driver for the SCSI drive. If this does not work and the installer still fails, consider switching to an IDE based hard drive.
- Perform a clean boot, restart, and then try again.
- If you upgrade to the. ISO file, disconnect from the Internet during the installation, if you are connected in LAN (Ethernet) or wireless, disable both, then try to install.
- If you are updated through Windows Update, when download reaches 100% disconnect from the LAN (Ethernet) Internet or Wi - Fi, then proceed with the installation.
- If this does not work, try using the. ISO file to upgrade if possible.
- If you are connected to a domain, go to a local account.
- If you have an external equipment, attached to the machine, unplug them (example, game controllers, USB sticks, external hard drive, printers, peripherals not essential).
Is this a problem of firexfox, or something is wrong with my drive? I don't have this problem when you use IE or Opera, Firefox only. I have to let Firefox to make changes to my hard drive, or it does not start. Once I click on Yes, Firefox works. However, when I close Firefox and try to open it again, the thing is repeated with msg popup to change the hard drive...
Make sure that Firefox is not set to run as administrator.
Right click on the desktop Firefox shortcut and choose "Properties".
Make sure that all items are disabled in the tab "Compatibility" in the Properties window.
- Privilege level: "Run this program as Administrator" should not be selected
- "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" must not be selected
Also check the firefox.exe program properties in the program Firefox (C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\) folder.
Original title: HELP! PLZ!
I have a computer dell laptop which has xp on it... the hard drive has been replaced, and when I connect it says that the SHDOCVW.dll is not found... Help!
What I wanted was that the "solution" proposed by Don Patterson would require you to have a genuine Microsoft Windows XP installation CD. And more, if you had such a CD, when you run the "sfc/scannow" command, even if it replaced the missing file (and I don't think that, because the file is not corrupted and missing), replace it with a very old version.
If you want to try something, you can download the version of SHDOCVW. DLL of my Windows SkyDrive. Click here--> https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=18b259158254905b&resid=18B259158254905B! 223 & Thierry = 18B259158254905B! 214 & authkey =! AO-HIAqXqBXVd0w
If you do not download the file, put it in C:\Windows\system32 and also put a copy in C:\Windows\system32\dllcache
My compaq mini is locked by a password, and I'm not sure of how to unlock?
The number of system hault is:
74eo773oa4 (all lower case for not numbers).
I am very new to LR5. I put LR5 in place so that my catalog and photos are on an external hard drive. I discovered that when not connected to the hard drive, LR5 can't find my catalog, therefore, I can't do any editing in intelligent insights, unless it is connected to an external hard drive. How can I fix this so that I can edit photos without being connected to an external hard drive. Is it possible to copy the catalog out of the hard disk on the computer's hard drive or I have to re-establish a new catalog using LR5? Must the catalog always be loaded onto the hard drive? Thank you in advance.
Yes that's correct. The LR catalog must be on the computer's internal drive. Then when you have smart previews activated you can change the image without going through the reader that they are connected. When you connect this drive images will be updated.
Simply COPY these 4 folders on your internal drive in a folder called Lightroom catalog that you create. Then open LR and go on the file menu point and select open catalog. Navigate to the folder you created called catalog in Lightroom and select the Lightroom Catalog.lrcat 5 file and click Open. Once restart Lightroom open change preferences, > preferences, and under the general tab, in the catalog default section make sure that "when starting to use this catalogue:" listings in the area where you copied the files. Something like Macintosh HD/Wherever, have created it this folder/that folder name/Lightroom catalog.lrcat 5.
Dual Boot with windows XP Pro with 2 HARD drive, error on secondary windows install: "Windows did not start because of a configuration of the disk of the computer problem. Could not read the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware... »
Hi, I recently bought a new Hitachi 1 TB internal hard drive. I wanted to do a clean install on the new drive (d), be able to dual boot my computer and leave my old 300 GB disk (C :) as the primary windows installation. After physically installing the new HARD drive, I noticed that "new hardware found" and the the brand name flashed in the bottom right corner. I thought I'd see the new hard drive in my computer, but I did not. I initialized the new HARD drive with the computer management window (right click on my computer - manage) and I also formatted in NTFS (I had to change my printer hard drive letter to assign the new HARD drive with the letter D, but I've made other changes after this step). Now, I could see and use in my main windows on the C: installation. I then installed a windows new copy XP pro with the installation CD I got for my C: but on the D: (Note: I have a Dell computer (and the Dell reinstallation CD) and my current version of windows has SP3 while the installation CD is only SP2) (I also reformatted my HARD drive during the installation of windows to NTFS)
Now when I try to start on installing the new on my D: I get "Windows did not start because of a configuration of the disk of the computer problem. Could not read the selected boot disk. Check startup disk and hardware access path. "and another line saying to refer to manuals HARD drive and windows.
My Boot.ini file at this time was:
Timeout = 5
default = multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (2) \WINDOWS
"multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (2) \WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional "/ noexecute = optin/fastdetect
"signature (ac516a5c) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (1) \WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional own "/ noexecute = optin/fastdetect
I looked towards the top of this help page, but for now I'm unlucky:
(The next steps I took by throwing from the Windows CD and go into the repair console)
I tried to use the bootcfg /rebuild but the line to boot.ini for my secondary HARD drive still does not work.
He gave me something like:
Timeout = 5
default = multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (2) \WINDOWS
"multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (2) \WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional "/ noexecute = optin/fastdetect
"signature (ac516a5c) disk (0) rdisk (1) partition (1) \WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional own "/ noexecute = optin/fastdetect
I also tried to change the signature() to multi (0), but it did not work. (or try almost all possible permutations of disk() and rdisk() partition() 0 to 2).
I also tried to use expand F(dvd-drive):\i386\ntkrnlmp(I_have_a_duo-core).ex_ D:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe and a few other combinations, but I when I login as D:\windows simply, it fails to extend with a message like "could not develop" or C:\windows I get "restricted access".
I have not yet tried CHKDSK/r, but since I did a clean install on a newly formatted drive... I don't think it would work.
I've also marked the partition on the D: as active (in computer management), but it did not help me.
I've done a first installation of windows repair, strangely, I couldn't fix this one... Still does not work...
My default windows installation yet works very well & I see that windows has been installed on the D: but I'm ideas from how to operate the dual-boot, can someone throw me a BONE on what to do?
Maybe try to do something with the Boot Manager (whatever it is?) Create a new partition and use it as a boot manager? I don't really want to do this, because if I made a mistake I will be unable to use my computer and dual boot should work without going through all this trouble... But I found this page: http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/ee829686%28WS.10%29.aspx
Could a clean install two HDD help? I hope I won't have to do...
Someone has an idea?
PS: I'm not such an advanced user so I need a solution step by step, thanks!
Edit: I also noted that I can't see my new HARD drive in my BIOS... weird... SATA-0 is my old drive HARD 1 and 2 are my dvd 3-5 readers are 'off' and it doesn't seem to be anything that it is plugged in. I also have 4 bays for internal HARD disks. Now, 2 are busy.
Edit2: I looked inside my case and enabled the good Sata in the Bios after a reboot it detected the drive correctly. Dual boot doesn't always work well... The fact that it was disable in the BIOS while I was installing the new HARD drive could change anything? Hmm...
In case I wasn't clear enough: I had a windows XP Pro installed on my C:, bought a new hard drive and installed the same copy of windows on it (d). I think that should allow me to double boot between the two installs different. Even if for some reason I can't boot from one on my D:. Andrew, I do not understand why you so far physically disconnect the other drive, the point of the whole operation is to build a boot.ini file so that the BIOS knows that it y facilities 2 windows and you allow to choose (and not have conflicting problems between the 2 systems), someone correct me if I'm wrong? "Expand" the part of my first post made reference to one of the solutions provided by Microsoft in the first link that I have included in my previous post (but I can't seem to work).
In addition, it is the procedure that I followed: http://www.ehow.com/how_5950826_boot-two-different-hard-drives.html
(except I've had the first installation already done).
Andrew "also, once a new hd is plugged on the pc & running, most of the BIOS will place (them) as 1st priority hd, set the BIOS to do this", you mean that by installing separately from windows on each unit when the other is not plugged in, I could choose what disk to start from defining their priority in the BIOS once they are all plugged back? It's too tedious (as I intend to move frequently between the 2 installs) and requires a computer to other users of the lack of computer knowledge. Unfortunately, it is not a viable option.
EDIT: I DID IT! Hmmm... Well, I double checked in the recovery console, the path of the new HARD drive with the arc command Scan. Tried to start again with the MULTI (0) in my boot.ini and it worked... I also had my windows install CD in. Maybe that is why I could not start, windows needs the CD to complete the installation? Weird, I don't know what I did to the difficulty it... but hey, it works! Thanks for your ideas guys!
When I start my computer, an error page appears. At the bottom of the page it says, "Primary Master Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T. Status Bad." WARNING: Return immediately-up your data and replace your hard drive. Press F1 for Setup, F2 to continue"I was just pressing F2 and then it starts normally, but whenever I start my computer, the same page comes up.
Is this serious or it could be something minor? Do you have any suggestions? What does that mean? What should I do? I followed some information in the forums of someone who has had the same problem and finally, they fixed them, they said that when they made a prior microsoft update what they where missing a Parcer.
Note: I tried to save my data before, but something goes wrong and the backup will not be completed.
You can download the program for diagnotics HUtil Samsung http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/Hutil210_iso_for_CDROM_drive.zip
It's an ISO image then unzip the file and write the ISO image to a CD.
Then restart the PC and booting with the CD. To do this, you must change the priority/boot order in the BIOS to boot from the CD first.
Once you have started the program HUtil it will detect your hard drive Samsung. Select the hard disk.
Enter the main Menu on the tool. Go into the menu of the tool and enter Auto diagnosis. Enable diagnostics to run, once done it will ask you if you want to perform a surface analysis - enter Yes. The analysis of surface will take some time to complete. If errors are found, it reported.
Once more I recommend you backup your data as soon as possible, preferably before executing HUtil program.
For more information on the program of HUtil you can go here: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/utilities/Support_HUTIL.html
Write when the cache is enabled: when data are written back to the hard drive, it is written in the cache that is much faster to actually write to the hard drive. An acknowledgement of receipt is then sent by saying that the data has been written on the hard disk, when in fact it does not. In this way so that the data is actually being written to the hard drive to the rest of the system can continue to work. However memory cache is volatile, if the power goes off, the data in the cache is destroyed and if it has not been written to disk hard and yet he's lost.
If your settings are correct. Usually the drives are configured for performance and the write cache is enabled. While flash drives and memory cards are configured for the fast-moving and write cache is disabled.
If you want to learn more about this: http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/op/cacheWrite-c.html
So I decided that I need a bigger hard drive. I got a 500 GB hard drive, so I have it PLOPPED in my Acer Aspire 5517 with my vista boot drive, turned on and began to go through the process. Once he got to the phase 'installation complete' it seems to take a while, so I let it run all night. Once I got up, it was on a black screen with the mouse, I let stand a few more minutes but still nothing. I turned off and started it expects to find to return at the beginning of the installation, but instead he began to start from what is on the hard drive at this time. It got to the screen with the loading bar and the sign 'Microsoft Corporation'. The loading bar was very frigidity and stopped and started randomly. I let it do this while I went to school, but when I got home, it was always the same loading screen. I rebooted and tried to start in safe mode, but when I do it it stops at crcdisk.sys, and never forwarded charges. I tried to do the reset thing factory start it but that doesn't seem to work. My other puny hard drive still works, but the other does not. I searched the internet but have not seen any other problem like it. I want to just start completely clean of my new 500 GB. Please help!
1. What is the number of brand and model of the hard disk of 500 GB?
2. How did the 500 GB hard drive connected to the computer? It is external or internal?
To troubleshoot the unable to start the issue to cause corrupted driver, some files that can not be loaded during the startup process must be fixed or restored. So, let's check the disk by using the Windows Recovery Console.
(a) put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
(b) press a key when the message "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ".
(c) select a language, a time, a currency and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
(d) click on repair your computer.
(e) (click on the operating system you want to repair), and then click Next.
(f) in the System Recovery Options dialog box, click command prompt. Type chkdsk c:/f to try to correct the errors.
(g) Note: answer them when chkdsk asks you if you want to check the disk next boot Vista
(h) after the recording of the disc, and then run sfc/scannow to check the corruption of system files.
Important: when running chkdsk on the drive hard if bad sectors are found on the disk hard when chkdsk attempts to repair this area if all available on which data may be lost.
Check out TechNet help links and check if that helps:
Let us know the status of the issue. If you need help, please after return. We will be happy to help you.
I'm trying to install Adobe Creative Suite for the first time since I replaced my hard drive on my computer. It's saying that the product may be false and it will not be installed. Any suggestions?
I'm trying to install Adobe Creative Suite for the first time since I replaced my hard drive on my computer. That is to say that this product can be wrong and it won't download. I downloaded before and didn't have any problems. Any Suggestions?
Use one of the links below
Available downloadable Setup files:
- Suites and programs: CC 2015 | CC 2014 | CC | CS6 | CS5.5 | CS5 | CS4, CS4 Web Standard | CS3
- Acrobat: DC, XI, X | 9,8 | 9 standard
- First Elements: 13 | 12 | 11, 10 | 9, 8, 7 win | 8 mac | 7 mac
- Photoshop Elements: 13 | 12 | 11, 10 | 9,8,7 win | 8 mac | 7 mac
- Lightroom: 6| 5.7.1| 5 | 4 | 3
- Captivate: 8 | 7 | 6 | 5.5, 5 | 1
- Contribute: CS5 | CS4, CS3 | 3,2
- FrameMaker: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.2
Help download and installation to Prodesigntools links can be found on the most linked pages. They are essential; especially steps 1, 2 and 3. If you click on a link that does not have these listed steps, open a second window by using the link to Lightroom 3 to see these "important Instructions".
* 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.
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