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Hard drive replacement

Attempting to replace a hardd rive and install Windows XP. Old hard drive wasvSamsung SP8004h hard drive. New one doesn't have to be equal in brand or even storage. 40 GB or higher is fine. Need a new hard drive that connects directly to the motherboard (40 pin connection) not SATA that connects through a RAID PCI slot interface. What brand and model would have the same interface and connector as the Samsung SP8004h (40 pin connection)

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Re: Hard drive replacement

SATA drives are the latest hard drives available nowadays. You could try going online and checking other sites that could still have an IDE hard available for sale.

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Install 2nd Hard Drive with different connectors and different OS.

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Mar 19, 2012 | Samsung SpinPoint SP8004H 80 GB Hard Drive

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Ntlrd missing xp tablet on my hp tc1000 with no cd rom

  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
  10. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.

Computer is booting from a non-bootable source

Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CD-ROM. First verify that no floppy diskette or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette.

Note: This error has also been known to occur when a memory stick is in a card reader and the computer is attempting to boot from it. If you have any card reader or flash reader make sure that no memory stick is inside the computer. Additionally disconnect all USB drives, cameras, ipods, iphones, etc. from the computer.

If you are attempting to boot from a floppy diskette and are receiving this error message it is likely that the diskette does not have all the necessary files or is corrupt.

If you are attempting to install Windows XP or Windows 2000 and are receiving this error message as the computer is booting verify that your computer BIOS has the proper boot settings. For example, if you are attempting to run the install from the CD-ROM make sure the CD-ROM is the first boot device, and not the hard disk drive.

Second, when the computer is booting you should receive the below prompt.

Press any key to boot from the CD

Important: When you see this message press any key such as the Enter key immediately, otherwise it will try booting from the hard drive and likely get the NTLDR error again.

Note: If you are not receiving the above message and your BIOS boot options are set properly it's also possible that your CD-ROM drive may not be booting from the CD-ROM properly. Verify the jumpers are set properly on the CD-ROM drive.

Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS

Verify that your computer hard disk drive is properly setup in the CMOS setup. Improper settings can cause this error.

Corrupt NTLDR or NTDETECT.COM file

Windows 2000 users
Windows XP users

Sep 24, 2011 | Hard Drives

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I would like to install windows xp on the hp hdx9150. But Sata disks are not recognised. So i find a driver for that, i can give to the systeme with touh F6 , wind cd-rom windows xp bigin to install


According to your problem first check the hard drive status and make sure that it is ok. If it doesn't detect in bios setup then you can change the cable of the hard drive. Also make sure that the DVD Rom working fine. If the hard drive doesn't detect while you begin setup then clear the bios first. Then reset the bios properly. You may need a firmware update also. If you can not continue the setup then break the partition of the hard drive. You can use partition break up software, like partition magic etc also. If it doesn't solve your problem then you may need to replace the hard drive. To check the hard drive status you can try with another OS installation. Best of luck.

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Does not reconize rive at boot

try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
good luck

Sep 08, 2010 | Fujitsu MHW2100BH 100 GB SATA Hard Drive

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I am attempting to transfer my files and documents from a Maxtor One touch mini iii that was operating on an old Dell Demension computer running windows XP to my new Dell Studio computer running Windows 7

With pc turned off plug the USB drive into new PC and boot it up. Now on new pc it should auto detect and install the USB drive. Now goto Computer and you will see your USB drive there. Open that up now its as easy as copying anything you like and pasting to whever you want to keep it on new pc

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Hi I have SpinPoint SP8004H 80 GB Hard Drive that has stopped spinning up - any thoughts on how to recover the data off please?

you might want to use a professional service to recover the data. Its not really an easy process and I dont suggest opening up the hard drive since the parts inside are very sensitive.

Oct 05, 2009 | Samsung SpinPoint SP8004H 80 GB Hard Drive

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Expand Partition of Hard Drive

My advice is start fresh with a new hard drive, install XP on it, then use partitioning software while running XP to create an NTFS partition on the remaining space of your old hard drive if you must keep your FAT32 partition.

An alternate method would be go to the manufacturer of your hard drive and download their partitioning software. Often it will run from a floppy or boot cd and you can partition as you like using it. Keep in mind, repartitioning a drive, especially an older one, has a bad habit of making the old existing data unreadable if you're not experienced so make sure you have a back up.

Jan 01, 2009 | IBM TravelStar 40GN 40 GB Hard Drive

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Samsung sp 8004h samsung hd

how many physical hard drive you have if you have only one, chances are you have formatted this and devide the hdd into two, thats why you can see only 30gb on it, just for clarification...

Sep 04, 2008 | Samsung SpinPoint SP8004H 80 GB Hard Drive

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Hard drive

hi dear

use a cd booting

in command prompt c:\
type c:\fdisk /mbr
to fix your master boot record\

and make your partiiton active.

after that installing your windows XP



Mar 15, 2008 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Installing Fujitsu MHV2100BH hard drive

I recomend installing an OS, you may need to buy a new cd if you dont have one, or if it came with a recovery CD, then use that. If it doesent work then, the hard drive you bought is damaged.

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