Have a Emachines T1450 With 40GB HDD, 256mb RAM, 64MB VGA Card, CD RW/DVD ROM Drive, I Have Installed 2X 512MB Ram Modules, GeForce FX5200 128MB Graphics card, but when upgrading HDD to 160 GB WD Caviar PATA (40GB PATA Originally Installed) I can format, Partition and install windows via Windows XP CD, when install finnishes and pc tries to boot from HDD error message reads ntldr is missing press ctrl-alt-del, (Which Doesn't work, holding down power button is all that restarts), I have looked around for solutions and have tried making a floppy with 'ntldr' 'boot.ini' and 'ntdetect.com' and copied it to C: root directory using recovery console, but to no avail, I know it is something to do with high capacity PATA HDD's but I would really like to sort this if possible, I have Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools but since I cannot get into Windows it is useless, This Emachines PC has a 1.5ghz processor and I have tried the 160 GB on another PC and all is fine, I have even installed another 40GB HDD on it and that works fine too, Please if anyone could help I would be greatful, and of course have learned something in the process, I have been formatting the HDD NTFS (The slow option) and have had no luck (6 Times Tried) Any Thoughts Welcome. RGK!
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Re: Upgrading HDD From 40GB To 160 GB
Use the Windows XP Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows XP CD-ROM to restart the computer.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows XP installation.
Press C to repair the Windows XP installation by using the Recovery Console.
Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER.
Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM.
Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is the drive letter that you typed in step 4 of "Method 2: Use the Recovery Console," of this article:
copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.
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Depending upon what kind of computer you are using, you might have to use an application which will allow you to partition this 2TB drive into smaller pieces. It is entirely possible that you have an older BIOS in your computer, or not enough RAM Memory, which will not allow you to deal with the new HDD in its full capacity, but will allow you to use it if repartitioned into smaller chunks, like 500 GB each. If so, making four 500 GB partitions in your 2 TB drive will be just as effective, but will give you four more drive labels, like G, H, I, and J to which you can write.
click start right click on my computer select properties you should how much ram you have installed and how much available it looks like it is capable of 4GB of ram remember when adding more ram try to keep the same brand/type as some motherboards will only work with the one type of ram together and always place the larger ram closest to the cpu central processing unit Toshiba Mk4025gas Pm ... Shipping: FREE Total: $98.72 Memory Specifications Module Size(s): 2x4GB Type
Intel Celeron M 370 1.50GHz
Phoenix BIOS. Press F2 to enter
512MB PC2700 DDR SODIMM (2 memory slots. Max 2GB) **
40GB Toshiba MK4025GAS
Philips DVD+-RW SDVD 8441
14" TFT (Native Res.1024x768)
SiS 661FX (64MB shared)
Realtek AC'97 audio
SiS 900 integrated fast ethernet Atheros AR5BMB5 Wireless LAN *
Agere systems AC'97 modem
1x Headphone 1x Microphone 1x PC Card 4x USB 2.0 1x Modem 1x LAN 1x VGA 1x S-Video (TV-Out)
SQU-504 (11.1v 4400mAh)
33 x 314 x 258 (HxWxD in mm)
The full system specs are: CPU: AMD Sempron LV 3000+ (1.8 GHz.) RAM: 1 GB. DDR-333, Kingston Chipset: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (RS480M/SB450) GPU: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M HDD:ToshibaMK4025GAS (40 GB., IDE, 4200 RPM) ODD: TSSTcorp Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW 8x24x24x24) Other: - Texas Instruments UltraMedia Card Reader PCI xx21/xx11 - Broadcom 802.11g Wireless LAN OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bits, obviously
as you can see there is a contradiction in how much ram but if its a windows 7 it will need a minimum of 2 gb of ram but it could use 4gb
hope this helps
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in this should activate the found new hardware wizard or you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if your computer came with a disc the drivers could be on it hope this helps
The things you want to look for are a ultra
ATA laptop drive. Thats is the type of connector you have to match up and you need to match up the size. The only thing that you might run tino is size limit on the drive. I tried swapping a 100 in for a 60 and it wouldn;t recognize it. It should have but it wouldn't. So you may want to do a bit of research to makre sure you don't go too big and then have it not work. I don't see what brand or model of laptop this is so can't look that up for you. What you can do is contact the support for your brands and get them to ask how big will work. It might take a few days to get back to you but they should be able to tell you and save you buying somethign that won't work.
There is a program on the xp cd called Fastwiz- it will save all your profile data for you. Unfortunately it's REALLY slow and you would be better doing it by hand. If you want to do it by hand you will need to copy all the data in the Documents and settings folder for all the profiles, plus any other data that you will need to reload the drivers. I recommend saving the e-machines drivers directory. Wiping and reloading the operating system is the best way to resolve problems with a slow system, and a faster bigger newer hard drive is a good idea too. E-machines have a tendency to just die after a year- be aware that you get what you pay for. Also adding more ram to this system will help too.