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I replaced a hard drive on my notebook, when I try and install windows the notebook switches off when it starts loading windows

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You need to install special driver for HDD!You can install WINDOWS VISTA!!!

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Operating System not found


Im assuming you have an installation or a recovery disk

Insert the Windows install disk for your version of Windows and reboot the PC.


With the computer unable to find the operating system on the hard drive, it may skip automatically to the next possible boot device, which should be the CD or DVD-ROM drive.


Some systems may be configured to boot to that source first, and others may not be configured to roll over to the next device at all.


When in doubt, there should be an option to select boot device when the computer is first powered on (the F12 key on most Dell computers) and you can boot straight to the optical drive from there.


Press any key when prompted to boot to the install disk, then follow the on-screen instructions.


You'll want to try to perform a repair on the existing Windows install, which you will get to by first selecting a new install of Windows.


Select to install a new operating system, and the install package will look to see if Windows is already installed.


If it finds the existing install, the installer should give you a chance to perform a repair of what's currently on the hard drive, replacing corrupted files with clean ones from the install disk.


If the Windows installer does not detect an existing Windows install on the hard drive, then the hard drive itself may be at fault.


Replace the hard drive and repeat the first few steps to install Windows from scratch.


The original hard drive is likely corrupted or otherwise broken, and may not be recoverable at all, outside of an expensive, third-party data retrieval service.


hope this helps




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Cannot get windows come up, start up cannot be repaired.


yes it can system 32 files missing or hard drive is stuck try re install of windows if no joy replace hard drive then format and reinstall windows

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What drivers are need for clean windows xp install on sony vaio pcg-k37?


This model Sony came installed with a 80Gb hard disk and a 40 Gb
Do a clean Windows install on this old hard drive -
Boot up with the Windows installation CD
install Windows on the hard drive
Delete the existing Windows partition
Create a new partition
Format the new partition (full format not Quick format)
Continue installing Windows.

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Installing windows on acer notebook help


you cannot usually switch installed operating systems from computer to computer like that and still expect windows to boot, but with windows 98 it *might* work.

to install windows 98 on the usb drive, insert and boot from the windows 98 disk like you were to install it on that computer , and then, it should, before it formats any drives, give you a choice of what drive to format.

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Hard drive will not boot.


try to install with other sytems and check the data cable

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When i try to install windows xp sp2 it says "no hard disk detected" i also doesn't know how to use nlite.could u pls help me with a complete step by step method starting from nlite to completion of driver...


First of all, as this Notebook is installed with SATA Hard Drive, any retail version of windows XP will not be able to detect the Hard Drive because of which you are getting this kind of errors when trying to install XP.

However, to proceed with installing XP in your Notebook, I recommend you to disable the SATA Native Support option which will be present with Notebooks installed with Intel Processor and not with AMD Processor.

You can disable the SATA Native Support feature from the BIOS by following the instructions below :

Start or restart the notebook and start tapping the F10 key which will take you to the BIOS setup window.

In this, go to the System Configuration tab where you will find the SATA Native Support.

Press Enter to select it when the option is hilighted and set the option to Disabled.

Now, press F10 key to Save the settings and exit the BIOS setup window.

By doing this, the Hard Drive in the Notebook will be detected as IDE Hard Drive and you should be able to install XP without any issues.

Please not down that the SATA Native Support option should be set to Disabled even after installing the Operating System in the Notebook.

However, I need to have the Product Number of the Notebook wich can be found printed on a white sticker pasted at the bottom of the Notebook indicated wit P/N using which I can find the Hadware specifications of the Notebook and provide the appropriate drivers.

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It won't open Windows. Keep getting error messages


This going to be a problem with either the operating system or the hard drive. Start by doing a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc. If the repair doesn't take, then reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system. If the hard drive will not format, or you have any issues during or after the install, then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced.

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Compaq presario v3000 laptop..doesnt recongize the hard drive


I beleive that you are trying to install retail versions of XP which will not be able to detect the Hard Drive in the Notebook as it is a SATA drive and Windows XP will not be having the drivers for SATA Hard Drives by default.
In this situation, I recommend you to check and disable the SATA Native support  option available in the BIOS.
Start the Notebook and start tapping the F10 key which will take you to to the BIOS Setup window.
In this, go to the System Configuration tab using the Arrow keys and select the option as Disabled next to SATA Native Support.
Press the F10 key again to save the settings done and exit BIOS.
Now, you should be able to use the Windows XP disk and install Windows XP Operating System in your Notebook without any issues.
By disabling the SATA Native Feature, the Hard Drive of the Notebook will be detected as a IDE Drive because of which we will be able to install XP without any issues.

Donot Re-Enable this feature in the BIOS again as the Operating System may not boot. Let the option next to SATA Native Support be Disabled.
Hope this helps...

Aug 12, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario v3000z Notebook

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Hard drive


Hi,
You may have to replace the hard drive. try this. with the computer turned off, hold down Fn key then press the power button. it will run a diagnostic for HDD. if it will fail starting with a error code 1000 something. replace the hard drive. call dell spareparts 800-3573355.

hope this helps. thanks.

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SMART error


i think u have to try to RE-install OS

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