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Does it matter which kind of hdd i get for replacement

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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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1 -> ***STOP : 0x0000007B (0xF88A6525,0xC000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

Could be a hdd error, in which case replace the hdd.

Nov 07, 2014 | PC Laptops

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Toshiba satellite P845-S4200 Idk wat the boot system message is bit I'm able to go to setup and etc no matter wat I always get the same message.... I can do longer vids now...

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.

Nov 14, 2012 | PC Laptops

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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.

Dec 07, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5735 Notebook

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I have the same problem. I am having a sony vaio vgn-nr120e and my hard drive crashed. Please let me know the exact hdd to replace my sony vaio hdd. I am a novice in computers. I find somethings so...

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.

Oct 18, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-NR120E/S Notebook

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Sir my laptop is does not start. error ir operating system not found.

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.

Sep 12, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Iff i dont know my hdd password can i just change my hdd for a new one and it wont ask me for my password anymore? thanks...

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 you have new HDD installed and old is replaced then PLZ dont get bothered about passwords as they are gone with old once!!

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Feb 19, 2010 | Dell Vostro 1000

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What kind of hard drive can i put in my acer 1642zwlmi laptop?i want to upgrade it, but de currently hdd is failed permanently and i need to replace it anyway...thanx

I couldn't see the Model No. of the Laptop you describe above however, ACER have a Help Desk that you can contact via the link below.

NOTE: You will need to Log In or Register a New Account to gain access to their Knowledge Base and other services, such as Manual downloads etc...

If you download the manual for your Notebook / Laptop you should be able to locate the type of HDD that is installed. This can generally be found in the Specifications section of the Manual.

I hope this helps. Regards,

Feb 10, 2010 | Acer Aspire 1642ZWLMi PC Notebook

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Just replaced the HDD in my Toshiba Satellite M55-S329 from a 100GB to a 320GB after the old HDD failed. Now after replacing the HDD, it does recognize the hDD but I get the error message "pxe-e61 media...

You have to change to boot order in the bios settings, it is currently trying to boot from a network drive, it needs to be set to the HDD you just installed.

Jul 27, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M55-S329 Notebook

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I want to open my hardrive in the model EVO N800V COMPAQ to replace it..kindly help..

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.

Dec 03, 2008 | Compaq Evo N800v Notebook

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