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Re: i need help hdd
Just make sure it's a notebook harddrive and you'll be okay. They are the 2.5" internal ones, not the 3.5" internal ones. The bigger size is used in Desktop PCs.
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So, the problem is a boot record on your HDD. It can be deed HDD at all(hardware - must replace HDD) or just deed boot record on the HDD (software - must wipe HDD on low level and reinstal operation system as Windows). To understand whats wrong - just download "Hiren's bootCD"(you can find it on any torrent trecker) then write it to CD or DVD and choice your CD/DVD drive as first boot device and boot from this CD - there is many utility on this CD to test your HDD.
Laptops have a 2.5" hard drive, which is smaller than the regulardesktop PC HDD which is 1 inch bigger. Now, the older models have an IDE connection, where the newer models have a SATA connection, like yours. That's all you need to know about HDD, then you just have to choose brand and size that suits you (don't go too big as your laptop might not support it - check with the User Manual to the maximum size supported).
Having said that, it's easiers and cheaper to either try to delete your profile (you can do this by logging into a different account on your computer, Control Panel and then Accounts) and create another one or simply reinstall Windows OS on your laptop.
I've replaced my Sony Vaio VGN_160 with a 120gb Seagate Momentus 7200rpm, 16mb cache 2.5" Sata drive. I would think all notebook SATA drives should be compatible. The 7200rpm drives cost the same as the 5400 and it only uses something like 5% more power. (I read that in a forum so I can really say if it's true.)
I did notice a performance boost from the faster and higher cache drive. It was enough to get my 4 year old Vaio another 12-18 months of life before I get a newer one. And you CAN install Windows 7 (x86 since my Vaio is a core duo and not 64bit compatible.) Yours should be able to take Win7 64, unless of course you like Vista.
Once you remove the stock drive from the drive cage, it's a matter of putting the new drive into the cage and then reinserting.
I would suggest you format the new drive before you replace it. I had the Vaio back together without formatting, and Win7 install DVD was not able to find the drive until I formatted it on my desktop. The Sata and power connector are standard so it was easy to do.
If the laptop does not find the operating system on boot up it's ether the HDD has failed or the Operating system is corrupt the only answer is to reinstall the operating system or change the HDD.
You could try getting into the Bios on boot up normally by pressing F12 after pressing the power on button and checking if the laptop is seeing the HDD.
I say F12 but without knowing the laptop model it's a guess.
It should tell you on the boot up screen which function key to press to enter the Bios.
Once in the Bios check to see if the HDD is listed if it is the laptop is seeing it so it should be a simple matter of reinstalling the OS if its not then the HDD is faulty you will need to replace it and reload the OS.
HDD that has the Operating system will ask for password but if you have not enabled it then ideally there should be no problem with passwords till you activate it for new HDD ,if the case is ....like you have new HDD installed and old is replaced then PLZ dont get bothered about passwords as they are gone with old once!!
Looks like it's just a notebook IDE drive. On the bottom of the laptop, there should be some symbols that look like hdd platters in a vertical line. Unscrew the screws next to these symbols and pop that cover. Remove hdd, take old hdd out of the metal cradle it's in and put the new on in there. Then screw back together.