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Harddrive problems yes i am installing a new hard drive because my last hard drive locked up and i could not restore it. so now i have a new drive and have connected it in my bios it shows that it is seeing my hard drive and when i go to set up windows xp it says cannot find hard drive could this be a problem with my motherboard? and maybe my other hard drive was okay as well. my last hard drive said that it wasnt finding the windows/system32/ or was corrupt. my old hard drive was a western digital 800. my new hard drive is a western digital 1600AAJS AND I HAVE A LAND PARTY HOME COMPUTER. Comment by champaroo, posted on Sep 22, 2007 I AM USING NTFS? IM NOT PARTITIONING I AM JUST GOING TO RUN STRAIGHT WINDOWS XPO AND JUST RUN 1 TO THE OTHER. MY BROTHER THINKS IT COULD BE A BIOS SETTING. DONT KNOW TO MUCH ABOUT DOS COMMANDS I KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT NOT SURE THE RIGHT COMMANDS. Comment by champaroo, posted on Sep 22, 2007 on my first harddrive i got the error that windows/system32/config/windows is missing or corrupt. and i would try a repair and it would say system cannot find harddrive. and now with my new harddrive no errors until i try to install windows it will say cannot find harddrive also. sorry bout the caps last message

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You may want to re-install XP with your last post. In regards with your first 2 posts. Well all I can say is Diagnose the problem well. You may have a Unrecognized Partition type. You may have a Hardware Problem Diagnose it using the following. It also includes Hard drive partitioning tools. DOWNLOAD HIREN BOOT CD, WRITE THE ISO TO CD THEN BOOT FROM IT http://rapidshare.com/files/33987018/NYU_Hiren_s.BootCD.9.1.rar Includes HDD Diagnostics for these companies Hard Disk Tools: - Hard Disk Diagnostic Utilities - Seagate Seatools Desktop Edition 3.02 - Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools - Western Digital Diagnostics (DLGDIAG) 5.04f - Maxtor PowerMax 4.23 - Maxtor amset utility 4.0 - Maxtor(or any Hdd) Low Level Formatter 1.1 - Fujitsu HDD Diagnostic Tool 6.61 - Fujitsu IDE Low Level Format 1.0 - Samsung HDD Utility(HUTIL) 2.02 - Samsung Disk Diagnose (SHDIAG) 1.28 - IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness Test 4.08 - IBM/Hitachi Feature Tool 2.03 - Gateway GwScan 3.15 - ExcelStor's ESTest 3.80 - MHDD 4.6 - WDClear 1.30 - Toshiba Hard Disk Diagnostic 2.00b - SeaTools for Dos 1.08 - HDD Regenerator 1.51 - to recover a bad hard drive - Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 - Disk Test/Format/Maintenance tool. - Norton Disk Doctor 2002 - a tool to repair a damaged disk, or to diagnose your hard drive. - Norton Disk Editor 2002 - a powerful disk editing, manual data recovery tool. - Active Kill Disk 3.1 - Securely overwrites and destroys all data on physical drive. - HDAT2 4.5.2 - main function is testing and repair (regenerates) bad sectors for devices - SmartUDM 2.00 - Hard Disk Drive S.M.A.R.T. Viewer. - Victoria 3.33 - a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics Hope this helps ====================== If you are having trouble with Newly bought items save your self from headaches by returning them and demand a replacement or a refund! You may have purchased a reconditioned\repaired\factory defect product.

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Upgraded motherboard and windows 7 in restore during startup


If you put in a hard drive that already had an OS on it and such, it won't work since the new computer has different parts from the last. You will have to buy Windows 7, or obtain windows through some method of your choice and do a clean install. Sorry buddy.

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Yes, and maybe.

How's that for a clear, concise answer?

When using the Restoration Disk, or a fresh new Installation Disk; if there are bad sectors you will be advised that CHKDSK, is about to run. (Or instructed to use CHecKDiSK, and how)

CHKDSK will then see if there are good sectors that it can move info over to, OR; you will be advised that you have an irreparable hard disk. (Harddrive)

Reformatting is using the Restoration Disk, or Full Installation disk; and when asked choose Full Install.
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Do NOT click on Format in ANY other way.

USE the Restoration Disk, or Full Installation disk.

(Otherwise you will wipe the harddrive clean, and you do NOT want to do this)

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I have a acer aspire 3684NWXMi series with a 80 GB hard disk drive and want to upgrade to the 320 - 500 GB do I have to buy a certain make or brand for it to work in my laptop?


According to this review there is no optical drive, (CD/DVD drive),

http://www.naaptol.com/laptops/acer-aspire-3684nwxmi/P/779.html

The new harddrive is blank. No Operating System on it.

No Windows.

After a person installs a new harddrive, the basic procedure is to use the Restoration Disk, and when asked choose Full Install.
(Destructive Installation)

No optical drive.

[No Restoration Disk is NO problem. Contact HP Support.
In the US it is $17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.
Have more info for US, and other countries if you need it ]

This means you will go through some 'changes', if no optical drive.
More than I believe you may wish to take on.
(Don't want to overstep myself, or seem rude)

The next thing is there may be a harddrive limit.
Might be capped at 135GB, and not allow a 300, or 500GB harddrive.
If this holds true the harddrive is then partitioned;

300GB harddrive;
Partitioned into 3 partitions, of 100GB each; or 4 partitions of 75GB each.

500GB harddrive;
Partitioned into 4 partitions of 125GB each.

Fools BIOS into thinking there is just a 75GB, or 100GB, or 125GB harddrive; instead of a 300GB, or 500GB unit.

Yes. More headache if you may not be adept.

I suggest using an external harddrive instead.

Just my thoughts,
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Hi, I have destop[ dell pentium R 4 cpu 3 GHz 1.99 GB of ram and 40 GB rom . I want to now if can change the hard disk and put another of 160 GB. tanks you carlos.


A) If you have the Restoration Disk (CD), or a full installation disk of the Windows operating system, the answer is yes.

B) If you have an image backup program, such as Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, or DriveImage XML, for example, the answer is yes.

The Windows operating system is copied over to the new harddrive.

It would be easier, and more cost effective to just install the 160GB harddrive as a Slave drive.

I don't know if your harddrive is an IDE (PATA) unit, or a SATA unit.

Here is more information on installing either an IDE harddrive, or a SATA harddrive, as a Slave drive in a desktop computer,

1) IDE {PATA} harddrive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4inX3nC6M1E

1A) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMTOgt3UiB4


2) SATA harddrive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCgFYNLzn18&NR=1

IDE, also known as PATA is the older style of technology.
SATA is the newer style.

(Parallel ATA
Serial ATA )

The beauty of SATA is not only the faster speed, but if you connect a SATA cable (Data cable) to ANY SATA connector on the motherboard, BIOS will find the device.

BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) will find the harddrive with the operating system on it, first.
Then it will recognize that you have a second SATA harddrive also.

(BIOS looks at both SATA harddrives.
When it finds the one with the operating system on it, BIOS will disregard the other SATA harddrive)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScqDZZeFK9I

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette



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You state that you have pulled the pins out of your harddrive. If the harddrive is physically damaged then the data cannot be recovered economically. Do not try to take the disks out and put it in another drive: you will loose another one in the process.
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