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Second harddrive for hp dv9010us

My notebook has space for a second harddrive. I purchased one that is 300 Gig. It fits into the space and connects but when booting up, the notebook does the initial boot, then goes to a blank screen and never finishes the final boot into windows. Can the notebook handle a drive this large, and if yes, how can I get it to recognize the second drive? I couldn't see anything in the setup to change. The first harddrive is 120 Gig and is partitioned by HP into C (my files) and D (restore files). I hope you can help as I only have about 1 gig of space left and need the larger drive to store my data and photos (I require them on the road and don't want to have to carry an external drive/equipment). Thanks for any help,

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  • PCLady Jul 01, 2008

    Neither drive has jumpers. They are both SATA drives. BIOS setup showed two drives but when I ran the test on the second drive it froze and had to be forced down. I found another user with exact problem. He created restore DVD's and put the larger drive in and did a restore and installed Win XP on it. Then the machine would boot. However, when putting the original drive back in bay 1 and the larger new drive in bay 2, it froze up again. So I wasn't sure if I should format the new drive and do a restore on it. Any other ideas? Thanks for the help.



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Hi, hope you are using XP. Before connecting the drive, make the jumper setting of the second drive to slave. Also make sure that the first drive's jumper setting is at Master and not CS(cable select). Reboot and enter into BIOS setup and check to see that both the drives are detected.
Hope this will help you.

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    Rabby V V Jul 01, 2008

    hi again, it freezes because of the large size. try partition the drive into 4 part or so and format. use the disk manager for the partitioning. it does the work quickly and easily.

    let me know if it works.

    thank u


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