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  • Bruce Showalter May 13, 2008

    I had to replace the hard drive (crashed) in my a6030n HP Pavilion with AMD Athlon X2 64 processor, 2 GB RAM and Vista Home Premium. Upgraded from the 320GB Seagate SATA 7200 rpm to a 500GB Seagate SATA 7200 rpm. Drive is recognized by BIOS. Tried to use Recovery Discs I made, but recovery process kept stalling at 50 - 67% complete in reformatting Windows partition. Ordered factory Recovery discs, recovery process gets through insert disc 2, finishes reformatting, but stalls at 1 - 7% reinstalling software. There are no error messages. Everything just stops and does not resume (even after 4 hours). Tried HP e-mail support, but that was a joke. They didn't read my e-mails and kept suggesting steps I had already tried. (Should also note that I tried the "control + backspace" instructions to get to the "manufacturer's menu" -- all I got was a choice of windows modes, but it still hangs during the reformatting.) Help!

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Obtain another one. make new one or download from the internet

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