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I have a Hp Pavilion m8530f pc that stopped working yesterday. On startup diagnostics it said that it could not find internal hard drive. After calling HP Support, I was told that the hard drive probably went out and needed to be replaced (it was a Seagate Barracuda 750GB that came w/ pc). I purchased a new Seagate Barracuda drive (computer out of warranty) that had 1TB worth of data and tried to install today. After reattaching the power and sata connections I powered on the new drive. The computer initially found the drive but I powered off to load the system recovery discs that I had and now once I repower the pc the new drive no longer registers. I was running Windows Vista 64 (and the recovery discs from HP should reload the software), but now the pc does not find the new drive I just installed. Has anyone else had this problem?

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The problem is when you have loaded the system recovery disc; the new hard drive got uninstalled or corrupted. You need to freshly reinstall the new drive . Hope that will solve your problem.

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  • cdole678 Jul 29, 2010

    I have unhooked and rehooked the sata cable from the motherboard and the drive itself several times (always w/ the power off of course). I have also tried using different sata ports on motherboard and I can not get anything other then the Reboot and Select proper Boot device error on the screen. I have also tried removing and reattaching the power connection to the new hard drive. What else do I need to do to reinstall the new drive?

  • cdole678 Jul 29, 2010

    I have tried detaching and reattaching both the power connections and the sata connections to the new hard drive. I also unplugged and replugged the power cables into the drive. What else do I have to do to reinstall the new drive?

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