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New HDD inserted into Pavilion ZD7000 - will not boot from XP CD

Hi All,
I have recently aquired a HP Pavilion ZD7000. The HDD has been replaced with a brand new HDD.
I now try yo use the XP install disk... it appears that the CD drive is not reading the disk.
The following occurs:
1. Switch on
2. Press F10 to enter Bios
3. Bios has flickering graphics (Known error)
4. Go to boot order
5. Boot order sees new drive
6. Change boot oder to CD Drive in first position
7. Press F10 to save config and boot
8. Boot passes through HP screen
9. Boot hangs on blank screen with flashing cursor in top left corner
10. every now and again 'No operating system found' slashes very briefly were cursor is...

11. laptop does not pass this point.

Can anyone help please...???

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  • john561791 Feb 01, 2009


    Thanks for you great response. The Old HDD is accessacle..but not through the machine... What I will try to do is use a USB ? IDE adaptor.

    Copy all of the information from the old HDD to the new one...

    Question... will the new HDD require formating and partitioning before... in other words preparing the HDD to take the files from the old HDD.

    To flash the BIOS I suspect I still need the CD there is no Floopy A:/... or is there another way?

    Again mant thanks for your help on this....


  • john561791 Feb 01, 2009

    Again Mant thanks for this...

    I will try to reset the bios... I have ordered a USB IDE conector... and will tru to image the HDD... I have ghost somewhere...

    Many thanks for your help on this...



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Try your old HDD in it and see if that works. If it does work then nothing is damaged except your DVD drive/Controller. Try putting the new HDD in another computer, installing windows then putting it back in the HP. If all else fails then flash the bios with an updated image and see if that rectifies the problem.

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  • ekulmeekul Feb 01, 2009

    To answer your question, yes the HDD will require preparation beforehand, you may just want to create a disk image and burn it to the new HDD (will save lots of headaches since some windows files are protected and cannot be moved or copied).

    And to flash the bios you can use use pretty much any removable media, flash stick's etc...

  • ekulmeekul Feb 01, 2009

    Oh and one thing i forgot to ask is if you have tried resetting the CMOS? (If you have no clue what I'm on about read the motherboard manual and it will tell you how to do everything)

  • ekulmeekul Feb 02, 2009

    No problem...


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