Pavilion Elite HPE-170F recovery problem

I woke up yesterday to a problem of blue screen on my Windows 7 Pavilion Elite HPE-170F.  Following reboot, but would end up the same way.  Tried to boot mode without failure, but same result.  A technician came to the House and he did Diagnostics with its test disc that says the HD had to be replaced.  I had my recovery disks that I made when I bought the computer 4 years, which made her happy.  He installed the new HD and put the old in another location, planning to transfer my files after the restore.  He began the process of recovery with disk 1 and told me to change the disks as needed while he went to see another client.  All done and then it entered into startup mode of windows. went black for a while and then gave me the message "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on hardware.  The technician returned and tried other things but the same results.  We ordered a new series of HP recovery disks but will take a week.  The question, since the instructions say to disconnect everything except the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, would be the printer that is wireless a problem and should it be turned off?  Also, the mouse and the keyboard are different than the original, which would be a problem.  In addition, Windows installed several updates of the day before the problem.


I venture a guess the your computer uses an Intel chipset, can be set to "RAID", and the replacement of the hard disk is a disk AF (Advanced Format). Please see desktop HP - can not recover the PC after replacing the Hard Drive with an AF Drive (Windows 7 and Vista) for more information on this topic. Please see computers HP-HP System Recovery troubleshooting (Windows 7) for more information on the AF drives and some troubleshooting tips.

Alternatively, if you can still read the Windows product key of 25 characters on the COA Microsoft attached to your computer, you can install Windows 7 using this key. Please see "how to install Windows 7 without the disc" to get instructions on how to download Windows 7, create the installation media and install Windows 7 using the product key 25 character of the COA Microsoft on your computer. Using this method will not install HP customizations or value-added software and you will have to manually install all necessary drivers.

Windows 7 SP1 can be found HERE and HERE.


Direct link to Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool.

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