new hard drive for laptop
I have a laptop dv7-3140el and HD samsung HM641JI 640GB 2.5 "SATA 5400 RPM (to replace car failure). To buy a new hard drive I have to take the same or I can take 7200 RPM instead of 5400? What technical specifications should I look for when buying a hard drive for computer laptop dv7-3140el? I wouldn't make a bad purchase!
Sorry for my bad English
Here are a few points to note when replacing your HARD drive:
You are not limited to any particular drive manufacturer.
The speed of rotation of the disc can be 5400 RPM or 7200 RPM
The new drive HARD should be at least the same capacity (or slightly more is okay) as the original drive - mounting a drive smaller than the original often causes risks with recovery media.
The player at the link below is an example of one that would be perfect for your laptop.
If necessary, the procedure to replace the hard drive begins on Page 47 of your maintenance & Service 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.
I have connected my pc today and noticed that my activation stated that my product key is not valid after several months of use! I always been updated on system updates and activated the pc after reinstalling windows 7 ultimate on a new hard drive. I receive the error 0xC004F063 of the activation process. This indicates that the BIOS is missing a required license. I contacted Microsoft by phone and by the representative of the India was not attentive and no help at all!
All I want is my key is valid again so that I can continue on with the help of my pc normally. Help, please! I have a genuine Windows 7 Ultimate key and it has been installed on a new SSD for the same computer laptop that I use the key.
Click Start, right click computer
Click on properties
Scroll down to the Windows Activation
Click on the link change product key
Enter the product key located on the COA sticker at the bottom of the laptop and click next to activate via the Internet.
COA certificate of authenticity:
What is the certificate of authenticity for Windows?
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
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.
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 already have Vista running. Last week I had to run the recovery disc that came with my laptop, now I am hearing cracking and screetching coming from the hard drive and it does not start. I intend to buy a new hard drive and replace it myself. How can I move the new Vista of the old hard drive?
My computer did come with an installation disc, only a recovery disk.
Probably you need to use the product key on your computer to activate Windows.
Never be afraid to ask. This forum has some of the best people in the world to help.
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
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, I have a lot of problems with my old laptop as getting a new hard drive to it and new keys for her! If this isn't the case, I could throw! so please help me and get this resolved!Natalie
New HARD drive should not be a problem, but new keys for the software can be a headache. Depending on the software, you can always try to contact suppliers to get new keys and we HOPE they will help you.
I have a Toshiba Satellite L755d-14 x (part No. PSK36E-057006N5)
Which hard drive (internal) should / can buy?
Now when you need new HARD drive I recommend to update with SSD. SSDS are very fast and with the help of SSD you will have much better laptop performance.
What you need is SSD with SATA interface.
David info on SSD available at your dealer.
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.
I have a windows 7 HP Pavilion dv6-6170us, with a 750 GB hard drive. I want to install a new hard drive I bought is a 1.5 TB hard drive. Now I have already that I tried to see if it is from the hard drive new larger East and I unplug the old hdd and put the new and it fits. However, I've not started because I don't know how recover/install new OS on it.
What should I do on my previous hard disk, because I know that my old drive hard as a recovery partition. Or do some recovery disks? I have to save my data to search for instructions on how to install os or the hard drive again.
At the bottom of the article here:
Original title: Win7 Pro + HD Ext different OS
I just installed a new hard drive in my laptop with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.
Would it not be possible to install WIn XP or Win 98 + older software (Win 98 or XP) on an external hard drive, then plug it into USB, laptop, in order to run old programs of 16-32 bit?
It would be best to run Windows 98 or XP in a Virtual Machine, if you need to run older programs.
You can use a free software such as Oracle VirtualBox or VMware Player:
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