Replacing a hard drive is simple, remember everything on a computer concerning hardware is plug and play. Remove the old hard drive and find a suitable replacement, it should snap right out, there may be a couple screws holding it, but once you have it out just plug in the new drive, format and partition the drive and put up your operating system.
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Are you talking about replacing the hard disk drive? It's easy to take out and replace, just remove the cover from the bottom of the laptop that is over the drive. Sometimes the hard drive might be under the keyboard or palmrest, then you have to take the laptop apart to get to it.
One you remove the drive, replace it with the same type of drive (IDE or SATA). Also you will need a operating system disc to reload your operating system on the drive. Then you can download the drivers and install the application programs.
It's easy. Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, turn the laptop over and remove the screws to the hard drive cover. Most times the cover will have 3 circular dics as the hard drive icon. Once the cover is removed then you can remove screws from the hard drive if there is any. The drive will either slide back then you pull up, or it might be the type that just pulls up.
Replace your drive with the same type of interface on the new drive (IDE or SATA).
You'll need a operating system disk to load your operating system back on the new drive, You'll also need to download drivers for your system from the manufacturers site. Once that is done, you will have the task of installing programs.
It is not something easy to do, but you can try at your own risk.
Hard drive is usually either underneath keyboard or on back.
turn off notebook, identify location of hard drive, unscrew it, replace old one with new one. If new one is empty one, then you will have to install OS. Read the manual first
Do it at your own risk. This is for your information only.
most laptop hard drives are same size 2.5
but the hard drive from the hp may have a different face plate or holder but can easily be removed
also the os system on the hp will not load up and work on the acer
you will have to
either use windows easy transfer to copy your entire hard drive files and save onto spare hard drive
so that when you replace and format different hard drive you can then transfer it back onto new hard drive
or if pre windows 7 os you could use something like norton ghost to copy your existing operating system and files and make a system image and store on spare hard drive then when you replace the hard drive
you boot up with norton ghost and ask it to find the image and restore it to the new drive
Or if your lucky enough to have the operating installation disk or can get your hands on another retail installation disk you can reload a new operating system using the product code which should be on a sticker on the base of your laptop
On the bottom of the laptop are panels that can be removed by taking out the few screws that are holding them in. Take off all the panels until you find the hard drive. The hard drive will also be screwed into a metal housing that will you unscrew and remove and place it on the new hard drive. You will be looking for a laptop IDE hard drive to replace it with but you should find one listed for you model. Plug the new HDD back in. It will only insert one way so it should be easy to figure out.
Uner the keyboard is what my diagram says. it also can be mounted just beside the battery so check both locations. wow packard bell is a old computer.. But still good i guess. Rate me I appricate anything above thanks for trying!!
This error is a hard drive failure, your only option is to replace it and reload your operating system. It's easy to replace, the hard drive is located on the side of the machine and is held by one screw. After you get it out, the rest is self explanitory. Here's a link that shows breakdown diagrams. http://repair4laptop.org/notebook.html