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Hard Drive Replacement

I Would like to install a larger HD and do not have the original manual to physically locate the hard drive - Where is it?

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Re: Hard Drive Replacement

There are normally 2 panels underneath the notebook, you need to remove one or the other, normally the right hand side and then remove a protection plate and you will see the hard drive located in a metal sleeve holder, althogh you may need to remove the battery and the heatsink fan to get at the hard disk cradle. Simply slide the cradle away from the motherboard and the HDD should slide out.

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What the highest hard drive i can put in my dell latitude d610 which has a 40g hard drive already. i what the hd hard drive. what do you suggest.

ANY 40 pin IDE 2.5 drive will work. I think the biggest one they make is 500gb. If I were you I would take my old drive with me to wherever you buy the new one to make sure you get the right drive.

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Hard disk faulty how to replace

The online guide is here:
I would go to (page 2-5 of the manual above) first and run a Hard Drive test from the Tools menu, before replacing.

Then go to replacement procedures (Page 5-7 of the manual) and it will instruct you, it is very simple, usually taking out two screws, removing the caddy (plastic holder). You then unscrew the old hard drive from the caddy (four screws) and then screw in the new hard drive (four again), slide it in, screw the caddy in (two screws) and voila', your new hard drive is installed.
This does NOT include instructions on how to backup your files, re-install your software or anything OTHER than replacing the physical hard drive.
You will need to format the new drive and install an operating system and software.
If you need further instructions, please ask.

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“No Hard Disk” error displayed on XP install (SATA drive versus ATA/IDE drive) The two most most popular types of hard drives in personal computers are ATA (also known as IDE hard drive) and SATA hard drives. Many newer computers have SATA hard drives installed, but your computer may have either an (older design) ATA/IDE hard drive or a (newer design) SATA hard drive installed.
After removing Vista, when you reboot your computer, a “No Hard Disk” error may be displayed if your computer has a SATA drive installed. To fix the “No Hard Disk” error, you may need configure your computer’s BIOS settings so that it can recognize the SATA drive installed in you computer. Reconfiguring your BIOS is typically not required if your computer has an ATA/IDE hard drives installed.

Step 1: Activate your computer’s BIOS menu. The first or second screen your computer displays on status may display which key (or keys) you must press to activate your computer’s BIOS menu. You can also look in the index of your computer’s manual for “BIOS” or you can try passing the [Del] or [F1] key when text is first displayed after powering on your computer.

Step 2: BIOS menus vary by computer, but there are seldom more than a few menu categories. Review the “Main” and “Advanced” menu categories to locate your hard drive setting. When you locate the hard drive setting, be sure to note the original drive setting in the bios so that you can restore the original drive setting if your new configuration doesn’t work.

Step 3: Change the drive setting to “IDE,” then save the BIOS settings (usually by pressing the [F10] function key then restart your computer.
If changing your BIOS hard drive setting to IDE doesn’t work, return to step one and restore the original hard drive setting

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Can I replace orig hp ze1115 20GB hd w/60GB hd?

No the bios should be able to read the drive fine. The problem could be with the computer's motherboard. You should check to see if the original drive and new drive is detected in another system. Or you can try accessing them via an external casing / adapter.

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The hard drive died, can I install Western Digital Scorpio Hard Drive - 120GB - 5400rpm - Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) - IDE/EIDE - Internal (WD1200BEVE) to replace it

You should definitely try out if it fits inside the bay first.
The original drive in the M55-S135 has a height of 8mm and the WD1200BEVE is 9.3mm. This is not a big difference and may pose no problem, but you would like to have all covers close properly later, I assume.
Other than the slightly larger physical dimensions, the drive should be fully compatible with the laptop.

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How do I install a new hard disc

Make sure the new hard drive is using the same interface as the old drive (SATA or IDE/ATA/PATA). If you have any data you want to save, make sure you copy it to another medium (CD, DVD, flash drive, network location, another computer, etc) or you can use something like a DriveWire which will allow you to clone your existing drive onto the new (larger) hard drive before replacing it. Then just follow the upgrade instructions in your laptop manual for removing the old drive and installing the new one.

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Sorry but you cannot download everything from your old hard drive to your new one, but all the data and files can be downloaded to the new hard drive, if you still have the old operating system installation Cd you can just use that for your new hard drive and that should be it you dont need to get a new operating system installation CD..

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should be no problem adding a larger hard drive....If I were you I'd compare some prices of Hard drives and choose the one thats suits're not restricted to toshiba hard drives either....advantages of installing a larger hard drive really relate to what you use the laptop for....if you store lots of music or have lots of big programs then a larger hard drive makes sense....also you'll find it easier to get a 60gig hard drive than a 40gig as that size of drive is quite rare nowadays

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Can't boot larger than 8gb hard drive

This is a known issue at HP, you should download and install the 68P4M ROM which will solve this:

- Fixes issue where system serial number was lost after upgrade to the new BIOS.
- Fixes variation in the noise of the fan when in motion.
- Fixes error where L1 cache shows only 16KB instead of 20KB in F10 Setup.
- Fixes error where FDISK could only see 8GB of 40GB and 60GB in the Multibay Hard Drive.
You can find it here :

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