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My hard drive says its about to pack up but won't let me make a recovery disk so i can replace the hard drive

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  • pcsmith114 Aug 21, 2010

    can anybody help me my laptop tells me immenent failure of hard drive press f1 to continue but every time i try to make a recovery disc it tells me theres been an error creating the disc and it wont recognise the disc im now running out of dvds ive got a new hard drive but can't install it without the recovery disc

  • pcsmith114 Aug 21, 2010

    that sound great but its my laptop and i can't connect the new hard drive with the old one in

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HP sell the recovery disc quite cheaply if the hard drive is already dead or at a stage that you cannot recover it.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07143

from my own point of view I would be adding a drive and seeing if i could CLONE it directly before removing the old one.
It is the method I use quite a lot o upgrade hard drives and my customer don't loose anything that way.

A program like clonezilla is very good at this type of job and is FREE

If it is an IDE drive then just set the new drive as a slave for now and then clone it. Remove the old one and set the new one as MASTER or set both to CABLE SELECT (CS)

If it is a SATA drive there is not much to set on those so just connect, clone, remove old one.

This may sound complicated but I assure you its not as bad as it sounds

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    Project NOMAD Aug 21, 2010

    For laptops I get myself a cheap enclosure of the correct type EG SATA or IDE (I use a multi adaptor here)



    I then remove the laptop drive and make an IMAGE to another computer with the same software.

    Then I swap drives to the new one and re-build the image to the new drive.



    If the old drive is salvageable then i just place it in the enclosure and use it as extra external storage.



    Its the easiest way to put a much larger hard drive into a laptop and enclosures can be had for as little as $10 for a USB one (ensure USB 2.0)



    Good thing about laptop drives is that they can use the power from a USB port so dont need extra power supplies.



    Wherever you get a new drive from will most likely have them and if you are in the US or Canada then tiger direct is a good place to start although I tend to get mine at better prices elsewhere


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    Project NOMAD Aug 21, 2010

    additional INFO



    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.h...



    Booting from this CD will have all the software you need to be able to hhok up an enclosure directly to the laptop and clone on the spot.



    Download and burn it on a known CLEAN computer and just boot from the CD with the new drive attached via an enclosure.



    The disc also has a lot of hard drive testng and some repair utilitiess on it too.

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The built in recovery disk is not actually a disk but a partition on the old disk. Your best course of action would be to remove your old HDD, put in the new one, and then install Windows and your system drivers from the CD's that came with the system.

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