My 18 month old laptop has just recently had a new hard-drive installed by a local man who works with computers. The reason for this was because it keeps on crashing and it normally doesn't start up or if it does it can take me 30 minutes of turning it off etc to finally get a positive response. Does anybody have any ideas on what to do next as I am not a gadget girl?
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Maybe your computer has a corrupted file system, memory problems or hard disk failure. I suggest sending your Laptop to Geeks Squad at any best buy location or Firedog at any Circuit city location for evaluation.
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You are probably not doing anything wrong it sounds as if you have a motherboard problem a quick test is to put the old hard drive into another computer if it works in the good computer it more than likely the motherboard in your computer that is failling
Turn off the computer Henry then turn it back on and hold down the alt key and tap F10 and make sure you remove any disks from the CD drive. It would appear that the hard drive is having boot sector issues.
First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.
The rescue disc that can only be made on your laptop by your laptop contains the required drivers. The Vista DVD on has generic drivers and may have specific drivers missing. Are you attempting a fresh install or are there fragments of an old troublesome system still there? If there is fragments left, after checking that the rescue/restore data is no longer on the hard drive, format the drive first and try again. It should then work.
Why not use your new hard drive as a storage disc. Reconnect your old hard drive as it was before. Hopefully it will boot the computer again. If it does, shut down the unit. On the primary bus, set your old HD as master & the new HD as slave with jumpers. Boot the unit & hopefully you will now have a "c"&"d" HD showing in My Computer. Remember that your are dealing with Windows & what should happen & what really happens can be two entirely different things.
Open your program files on your old HDD, Find your Tv Tuner drivers in there, Now you can either drag them onto your new hard drive or copy them into the Program files on your new Hard drive. Make sure you have them in you new one and then unhook you old HDD and Open TV tuner Files should self install. Or you could also, If you know the name of the tv tuner model and series go to Add New hardware Icon in your control panel. Do it from there when it wants you to install from a specific place choose that option then the name of the device should be there under the network option, find your device and install it from that location I sure Hope that Helps you out