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Changing HDD Serial Number

Hi, i have an entertainment system which is basically a pc. the system is powered by windows with proprietory multimedia software. This is what happened: The hdd failed oneday. I tried changing the circuit board of the hdd and manage to clone the system into another hard drive. Now the problem is when i plugged the new hdd into the system, it wont start properly as the software is locked against the serial number of the hard drive. Eventhough the new hdd is the exact same model, the software just wont work. My only option is to change the serial number of the new hdd to the old one. I understand by doing so will void the warranty of the hdd but thats the price i'm willing to pay. I tried talking to the tech support of the hdd company but they just dont entertain 3rd party software issues. The seller of the appliance is MIA and I couldn't locate the developer. Would anyone please help me to solve my problem? Thanks.

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It is not the volume ID that I'm talking about. Its the HDD Physical's Serial Number. The one that is assigned by the manufacturer.

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You try this option.
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Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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    Mark Williams Mar 19, 2008

    There is a utility called Volumeid on microsoft web site

    You might give that a try

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I need help replacing HDD in Presario r3000 laptop. Old HDD is dead.


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The Operating System is on the Harddrive.

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You have physically installed a Harddrive that is Blank. No Operating System on it.
Suggest use the Restoration Disk, and perform a Full Install.
(Destructive Installation)

The Restoration Disk has the basic Windows files on it.

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Contact HP Support. (HP bought out Compaq)

The disk is free. The shipping and handling is not.
$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.
Call 800-474-6836 - 24hrs a day; 7 days a week.

Have the Serial Number written down to give to the nice representative.
This is in the white Service Tag, on the bottom of the laptop.
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For other countries use HP Support Worldwide for the contact number,

http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/support.html

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MPEG4 HDD Player


Connect your HDD Player to your Television (TV) or Monitor using AV Cable; your TV will become a full of AV Entertainment System.It is Capable of Downloading Files from your Computer,HDD Player can be act as your Mobile Hard Disk that Back-up your Important Files .It is Compatible with 2.5" IDE hard disk up to 500GB (not included)
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Connect your HDD Player to your Computer using the USB2.0 output cable (cable provided); your HDD Player will become your External Hard Disk that will be managed by your computer Window Software ,Back-up your Important Files. But it need additional 2.5" IDE hard disk to work .
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Your TV will become a full of AV Entertainment System after you connect your HDD Player to your Television (TV) or Monitor using AV Cable.Play movies,mp3 and view picture on TV directly,

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  • It support NTFS and FAT32 formats
  • AV out to TV directly, VGA out to Monitor
  • When connected to your Computer, Do not connect your Power Supply
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  • Playable programs: MPEG4, Xvid, Divx, DVD,SVCD, VCD, JPEG, MP3,JPEG picture and MP3 song
  • Portable HDD function: USB 2.0 interface, windows management, be convenient for your study work and entertainment
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  • Supports TV type: PAL and NTSC
  • Audio outputs: stereo 2-ch (RCA)
  • Supports OS: Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP
  • Portable design :132 x 80 x 19 mm
  • weight:215g
In the package comes: 2.5'' HDD player,USB cable,AV cables,remote control,manual ,power supply

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