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I have sony laptop ,the hard drive disk doesn't work and i want to buy also if can i use the product Numbers#Hitachi Travel Star 5K160 - Hard drive - 160 GB - internal - 2.5" - ATA-100 - 5400 rpm - buffer: 8 MB

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You can buy the same brand of hard disk. It will be wise, however, to make sure that your hard drive is no longer working.

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there are many reasons why, the computer would,nt find or see the Drive.
1:) the laptop drive, may need formatting.
2:) the drive, is not cabled correctly.
3:) the drive is faulty.

go into the bios setup, usually F2 Or esc Or Delete at setup. options sometimes appear briefly on screen. ** to enter setup press F2 Or similar**
find boot sequence or bootup order. and set the CD/DVD to become the first boot device.

Put your setup-install disk, in the dvd drive.
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Mike @ compurepair.


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