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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Re: Second harddrive for hp dv9010us
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.
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you need a compaq boot disk
ferkin compaqs are a pain in the O
try pulling the drive and inserting it into a portable enclosure than format it you will probably find there is 2 partions on the drive
usualy the first is the small 1 and it has only enough space the boot then it kicks to the second 1
if you use a portable enclosure and use the manage command you can see the partitions and you can format it as 1 huge drive rather than 2 smaller ones
check the size of your harddrive, it may have another OS on it that may be taking up the space; or you can get a recovery disk from the manufacture. XP have problems with that notebook and you may want to look at vista OS for a solution. A clean install will all ways be the best way to go!
On HP laptops the memory chips are usually stacked, sitting almost on top of each other...if the memory chip that's in there now is sitting in the first slot you may not be able to see the second slot below it. If that is the case, remove the chip that's in there now and install your two new ones.