New hard drive for compaq presario c500 running vista. I want to switch to windows 7
I'm fixing my laptop aunts. He a presario c500 compaq running windows vista. I bought a new hard drive. I would like to install windows 7. She could get windows 7 discs for free when she got off the computer, windows 7 was not yet. They have offered free windows 7 for people who bought the PC just before its release. Is it too late? I guess it's too late. Is there anyway I can get windows 7 for free? Or is there any discount for the upgrade to vista. I can't afford windows 7 discs.
In my opinion, it's too late to get a free version or price reduced from Windows 7. This offer was available about two or three years, if my memory is good.
You can Contact HP and ask.
Hi there I bought a HP Presario CQ60 Notebook
P/N: NM584PA #ABG from the auction.
It came with a hard drive and Im new to this and was wondering what type of hard drive I'm buying for this device?
The player at the link below is an example of one that would be perfect for your laptop.
The procedure to replace the hard drive begins on Page 51 of your maintenance & Service Guide.
DP - K
I have a Presario, model CQ56 (103SA), the hard drive that I want to upgrade. Is this possible? As the laptop has Windows 7 preinstalled, how can I do to get re-installed?
Thank you and best regards,
The specifications indicate a hard drive of 250 GB. Yes that can be upgraded to a 1.5 to (6 times larger) or somewhere in between. 750 GB is the sweet spot right now or even 1 TB.
Also, your drive is a model of slow 5400 RPM so I suggest at least upgrade to a 7200 RPM model. This is the model 750 GB 7200 rpm:
This shows how to replace the hard drive physically:
If your old drive still works, you can burn recovery DVD in the HP Recovery Manager. If the Windows installation is still OK (no viruses or anything like that) we can show you how it is enough to copy the old drive to the new so that you have all your programs and data. This operation may take some special software and hardware but not expensive. We can also provide a Windows 7 reinstall only disk image, you can recover Windows and then get the pilots and others from this site. There are several options, in other words.
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I was wondering if I bought a new hard drive for my Compac SR5450F will be work from my original restore on anybrand disk or do I have the original hard drive that accompany it. If I have the same need could you show me where to order on HP.
The Compaq SR5450F comes with a 500 GB Sata hard drive. You must replace it with a disk of size equal to or greater.
The Spec is 3.5 "SataII / 3GB / s 32 MB cache. Seagate and WD Black are very popular.
My hard drive is failng in my computer I get the message that "the failure of hard drive" is imminent for several months now. I did just recovery disks after I bought my computer and that you have ordered a new hard drive.
I thought that the part of the setup of windows on a portion of the current hard disk that I need to replace.
I want to just make sure that if I can restore the windows completely and that all programmes provided with the computer are on the recovery discs I want to do it myself - so I need to know I'm doing it correctly!
Thank you very much.
PS I found this web page below and I want to just make sure that it applies to me:
This link in the post seems to apply to the situation. If you have already completed the defined recovery disc then it should just be a matter of running the recovery disc after the new hard drive is installed. The recovery disk set will be "restoring windows completely and all programs included with the computer". Be aware that all other items that were installed or personal data will not be restored. When replacing the hard drive, do not buy a disc exceeds the limit of 2 TB, such as published in the SPECS for TouchSmart 420-1000 t CTO.
My laptop was getting slower and slower, so I did a restore default via the recovery partition, and when it restarts to start reformat and reinstall back to factory condition, I got a message on the screen telling me to run the hard drive test. Did it and got error 303 and 305 messages. Restore to preset works however, after doing research in the error codes I go account, I'm for a new hard drive.
My laptop is a HP Pavilion dvd6-3203TU with WIndows 7 Home Premium installed. It currently has a disk 320 GB TOSHIBA MK3265GSXX HDD in it.
After reading the forums, I am pleased to see that my recovery disks will be reinstalling everything on a new hard drive and partition a C: drive and also the recovery partition. The main issue I have is my new drive hard must it be 320 GB in size as the original or to buy something like a disk 500 GB + for the laptop. If I have to replace the hard drive that I can as will increase size while, if possible i.e..
It must also be a Toshiba or I can buy another brand?
Eager to help regarding this I thank you in advance as
Your laptop is listed as coming with a 320 GB hard drive, but you can install just as easily a 500 GB or 750 GB HARD drive if you want more space - readers at the following links are examples that would be perfect for your laptop - you are in no way limited to a particular manufacturer.
The procedure to replace the hard drive begins on Page 65 of your & Maintenance Guide.
DP - K
Just fitted new hard drive for laptop computer tried to install windows XP, continues by saying can not find any hard disk. any help would be appreciated
· What is the brand and model of the laptop?
· What is the full error message?
· The new hard drive detected in BIOS?
I suggest you to contact the manufacturer of the laptop computer for more help and information.
My HP Envy m6-1205dx son is a notebook of 2013. The screen was broken and I replaced one. Now he says that there is not a BONE, I tried to install a full version of Windows 7 Professional, and he said that he there was not a boot device. I've reconfigured the BIOS to boot with the CD/DVD ROM and it started installing. When he arrives at the point of asking where to put the installation there is no option. I checked the connection to the hard drive and it is not a problem here. I think to buy a new hard drive to install the Windows 7 operating system, I am afraid that it will not work or he will say that I need to install the drivers. This laptop originally supplied with Windows 8. Can I install this version of Windows on this laptop? If I need to install the drivers how can I get them? It cannot be a website to download the drivers on your computer. I can't do without the computer having an operating system. I downloaded some drivers from a link, I saw on You Tube and put it on a flash drive, but none was consistent, one of them did read on a different/more older computer I tried to install this OS on and it says that the driver was out of date. It seems to me that a (FULL VERSION) drivers and everything else you might need. I'm not computer savvy, so I do not know! I'm just trying to save my investment of $600 on this computer without spending $300. I can get a new hard drive for $80 and it was on that I would go; However, I will buy a new Windows 8 operating system if it is the only option.
There is no device driver Windows 7 for your model, only Windows 8:
If there is no driver, your PC may not work correctly (No. LAN or WiFi, Audio, USB, etc.) after the installation of Windows 7.
Check your hard drive, if the laptop has been abandoned the drive may be defective and must be replaced.
You can order a support of HP recovery:
J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com
WiFi lan driver for compaq presario cq57-408tu
It would help greatly wrote the operating system and the type (32-bit or 64-bit).
The drivers for your laptop are located here.
It's actually easier to install the driver from the Recovery Manager created by the program of building your computer laptop recovery disk or the original Recovery Manager Windows. The drivers to this recovery Manager are those corresponding to your laptop, so no guessing is necessary.
I installed a new hard drive for my dell Inspiron 1525 and try to install windows 7. He asks me to install the driver. How to do it
Using the Dell recovery disks to reinstall?
The origonal drive failed?
If you are using a real MS win dvd during the first part of the installation it can not find a drive or ask a driver, then the driver is obtained from Dell, specific to your model, its likely the driver sata, you need to download to say a USB and then point to this file when the installation application the third-party driver.
I recently bought a new hard drive for my HP6930 so I can switch between my work and home demands (they cannot reside on the same hardware).
Both drives are Fujitsu SATA 160 GB.
After swapping the drives and boot from CD to install the operating system - I get a BSOD, hardware failure - "the system was arrested to prevent damage...". "with a comment about the check of the hard drive.
Can anyone provide insight into what I'm doing wrong?
You can integrate the drivers Sata (ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI) and burn a new cd XP with nLite .
I am selling my old laptop HP 6820 s to put the money to another and the main problem is that the original hard disk having bad sectors that prevent me from reinstalling Windows Vista Professional using the recovery disk. I was wondering if I bought a new hard drive of the same size and type, I was able to reinstall Windows Vista Business on it, especially since I still have the original key on the laptop itself.
If the hd meets the specification, you should be able to install using the recovery discs.
I have a Compaq Armada 7380DMT with a noisy (noise that feels like the dentist worn forest is in your head) drive hard 4gig. I want to copy it to a disk good 6gig, with diagnostic partition.
What utility actually * operation * so that when I install the new drive it starts in ye olde Windows 95 b instead of saying 'Missing Operating system '?
I tried Paragon Drive Copy 9 Pro with the copy of defining raw partition and Dubaron DiskImage. Or copied the disc correctly so it could start on partition 2, but he could start on the diagnostic partition if I held F10.
The diagnostic partition is FAT16 with a very bare Windows 3.1 on it, with the Compaq utility as shell instead of program manager program. The other partitions are a primary FAT32 and an extended with a logical partition to FAT32 partition.
The PC that I have to do the copy with host is a laptop computer running 32 bit Vista Ultimate SP1 and a couple of USB adapters IDE laptop.
PS, I was do this kind of things computer since nearly 27 years and still have not seen all "fun and interesting" ways to complicate the life of a tech computer companies have set up!
I couldn't find any disk copy utility that could copy all partitions AND create the thing correctly. Here's what I figure out to make it work.
1. with the original disc in, press F10 when booting to access the diagnostic partition. Use the options to make the diagnostic and installation floppies.
2. make a startup with Windows 95 disk, then make a copy on C:\ of MSDOS. SYS and change the name to MSDOS. BAK
3. right click MS-DOS. BAK, click Poperties and uncheck the box system, hidden and read-only. Copy MSDOS. BAK on the startup disk.
4. install the new VIRGIN hard drive and start with the diagnostic disk. It will take you through the implementation of a diagnostic partition and install the configuration files / Compaq PC diagnosis.
5. Insert the startup disk and restart. Use FDISK to create partitions. PARTITION 2 MARK AS ACTIVE. It is 2. TWO. Not 1!
6. Restart then FORMAT C:/s so the file system will be installed. To format all the others that you have created.
7 A:\>attrib c:\msdos.sys s h - r
8 A:\>copy msdos.bak c:\msdos.sys
9 A:\>attrib msdos.sys + s + h + r
10. remove the disc, connect it and the old drive to another PC by any means. USB > IDE adapters will work.
11. on the old disk, use Explorer to go to the volume, which Windows 95 is installed.
12. you need NOT hide all files and to display the name of Windows file extensions.
13. press Ctrl a to select all files.
14 hold CTRL and click on IO COMMAND.COM. SYS AND MSDOS. SYS to deselect them.
15 drag with the RIGHT button of the mouse on the new drive, release and click on copy.
16. when it's done copying, stop and then install the new hard drive in the laptop. Start up and you should be to the old windows on a new drive.
This process works even to switch to Windows 95 and 98 on a new disc using the Win 9 x computer is running. You must move the page file to the root of C:, or to another drive is not in the Windows folder. Format the new drive with the /s switch and when you copy everything, deselect MSDOS. SYS, so it will copy the basic version FORMAT installed.
It took me a lot of research to find the last disk of Compaq PC Diagnostics making SoftPaq to the Armada 7300 series, because HP does not have it on the downloads page for the driver of the laptop. This is the version 10.40 a, sp16085 number ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp16001-16500/ here the version removes the diagnostic partition configuration option. 10.39 version has, sp12906, keeps the installation program. It's here. FTP://FTP.HP.com/pub/SoftPaq/sp12501-13000/
I found these SoftPaq numbers on this page. http://Priede.BF.Lu.lv/FTP/pub/OS/Datori/Compaq/Armada_4150/utility/sp16085.html
Victory over HP trying to prevent people from getting the last partition Diagnostic utilities! Download page of the Setup disk that SoftPaq is listed on the Armada 7300 series.
I have a HP 930C printer, which works very well with as a local printer on the Dell desktop computer. I just bought a new laptop Compaq Presario CQ57, running Windows 7 Edition Home Premium, which I have "networked" to the Dell. Everything works fine BUT I want to print on the Compaq 930c, 'through' the Dell printer.
In other words, using the 930c as a network for the Compaq printer, never as local Compaq printer.
to do this, I need a 930c on the Compaq driver: the original driver is on a DVD / CD that tells me that Win 7 is not up-to-date enough to Win 7 process, download the drivers from HP tells me the driver built into Windows 7 (!), but Win 7 can not finish installing the driver because the process requires that the 930C is connected to the device of Win 7 (Compaq). But the Compaq has no parallel port (only USB) so I can't plug it! And nor would I, I want to do all my printing via my network domestic (IE "by the Dell).
Useful thoughts or suggestions on how to solve this problem would be greatly appreciated - please!
Try following the steps below to manually add the shared printer:
First step: find the host name:
Since the Dell PC, right click on computer and select Properties.
Take note of the name of the computer.
Second step: find the share name:
Enter the control panel > devices and printers.
Right-click on the 930c printer, then select printer properties.
Enter the sharing tab, and take note of the share name.
Third step: define the shared printer on the client computer:
- Enter the control panel > printers and faxes.
- Click Add a printer.
- Select this option to Add a local printer.
- The bottom of the screen, create a new port by selecting the local railway.
- Set the port as \\COMPUTERNAME\SHARENAME name using the above values.
- Search for deskjet 930C nder H, if you do not find the driver, Windows Update, click wait several minutes until the list will reappear and select the printer Deskjet 930c, and then click OK.
- Follow the steps to complete the wizard, and try to print.
My question is about the HP Pavilion Entertainment dv6-1230us PC. Recently, it was abandoned, and since then it has been giving me the following message if poster every time it starts.
Not found boot device
Please install an operating system on your hard drive.
Hard Drisk (3F0)
F2 System Diagnostics
"For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup"
I know it's important to run the hard drive test, but when I run the diagnostics of the system for the Test drive, it says:
"HDD test failed.
There is no hard drive.
I was also on the proposed site and even after "reset my BIOS to default", it recommends running the hard drive test, which does not simply because it has not really helped me the "there is no hard drive. There was a YouTube video that I came across thus suggested pulling the hard drive and diconnecting and reconnect to correct the error in this case that the son is detached, but that no longer works.
SO, I don't know if there is anything more that I can do, I guess that the hard drive is super dead.
It comes with a Seagate ATA hard drive. I was wondering if I could replace it with a SATA hard drive or should it be an ATA? (Even has the material capacity to support a SATA drive?)
Also, it is even useful to replace the hard drive? Should I get a new laptop instead? This laptop is used mainly for just browsing online and checking emails.
Any help is appreciated, thanks.
Yes, the hard drive is so dead, that he not yet register as a hard drive. The dv6-1000 series certainly uses SATA, not ATA drives so I'm not sure of what you see. You can replace it with any drive SATA 2.5 inch width 9.5 mm thick.
Watch this video between: 53 and: 59 and see that it's a SATA drive. If yours is different, so you have confused with your model.
Hard disks are a small fraction of the cost of a laptop and if your what it takes to, I would say that to replace the hard drive rather than buy a new one.
It is an excellent drive at a great price:
You have recovery discs? You run Windows 7? Post back if you need help more to restore system software.
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