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I have a dell xps m1530 the hdd stoped working i didnt get any error message i purchased new hdd and installed still blue screen no error message i removed new hdd and turned the laptop on all i get is blue screen and two beeps

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  • f_morales41 Oct 16, 2010

    shouldnt a blank hdd say something on your screen when installed

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F_morales41, before you installed the new Harddrive, did you,

1) Install the Operating System disk?

2) Install a fresh (New) genuine copy of Windows?

The Harddrive has your Operating System on it. (Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 are examples of an O/S)

You can't just put a new Harddrive in. It is blank.
This is why you can't remove the Harddrive, and expect the laptop to work, also.

Put the new HDD in, power up the laptop, install the Operating System CD disk in the optical drive, (CD/DVD drive)
After the Operating System has been installed, (Software completely loaded), put the Drivers and Utility's disk in. Load it.

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    joecoolvette Oct 16, 2010

    Do you have the new Harddrive in? Put the Operating Disk (CD) in the optical drive. Load the software. Then put the Drivers and Utilities Disk in. Tell me what happens.
    Thanks for the rating! Most appreciated!

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    joecoolvette Oct 18, 2010

    Thank you for the rating f_morales41, Most Appreciated!

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Two beeps usually means the memory module went bad.
Replace it and you should be ok
Good Luck.

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