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If u put a blank harddrive in your laptop as your second harddrive can you transfer the operating system?

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Hi

i believe you can using windows transfer here is a microsoft link to explain hope it is useful to you



http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928634

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Hi Andrea I have just connected a hard drive to my Laptop and it isn't recogized.. can you help. I'm running on Windows XP Thanks Ian


Not Andrea, just wanted to offer;

1) Installed a new larger Harddrive for the laptop?
There is a special procedure for this. Depends on what laptop we're discussing here.
A new harddrive will have no operating system on it. BIOS needs to recognize the harddrive.

{When you press the Power On button of your laptop, the first chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset. BIOS looks to see what devices are installed, does a Ram Memory count, turns the Processor on, and hands the laptop over to the Operating System. WinXP is one example of an O/S }

Some laptops have a procedure where basic info is stored until the new harddrive is installed. Then the basic info is transferred to the new harddrive.

In any case I suggest going into the BIOS Setup, and on the main page see if the Harddrive is recognized.
It will be listed.
If it isn't listed you have to manually set the harddrive's parameters. (Type them in)
The Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors.

When BIOS recognizes the harddrive, then you can install Windows XP off of the Restoration Disk, (Repair. Also know as Non-Destructive Installation), or a fresh, new genuine copy.

2) If this is a reference to an external harddrive, there may be an electronic problem with the unit.
The main problem that happens with an external harddrive, is the small circuit board inside goes bad.

This small circuit board is an Interface Board.
It connects to the Harddrive inside the case of the external harddrive, and allows a USB cable to be used.

If this is found to be the problem simply remove the harddrive inside, and install it into an economical external enclosure.

Awaiting further information so I know what we are dealing with.

A) Is this a reference to a new harddrive being installed into the laptop?
If so, laptop manufacturer name, and Model Number.
(Bottom of laptop in a white Service Tag, or sticker)

B) Is this a reference to an extermal harddrive?
Manufacturer name, and Model Number

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Please I have a question in relation to my acer aspire laptop5536-5883, when i switch on my laptop, it says PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, PXE-MOF: existing broadcomm PXE ROM. OPERATING SYSTEM...


PXE is looking for an OS on/over a network...you need to tell the PC to boot from your harddrive or CD...if the harddrive is bad/blank you need to (re)install windows...

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I have acer aspire 5735 notebook. I got new hard drive. so pls tell me how can install original operating system on the new hard drive and how can data transfer old hdd to new hdd. I have product key...


If your old harddrive is operational the best way to get your new drive loaded is to get a cloning program clone your new drive all operating system files will be transferred to new drive,install it and you should have everything old drive had

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When i turn on the the laptop the dell insignial lights up but after that i have a blank screen


try to reinstall the operating system basically that occures when either the harddrive haves a problem either your operating system cannot start corectly

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Advent 9117 laptop wont boot up


well it looks like you had a phisical problem with the harddrive that made the data to be unreadable the only thing you can do is to try to reinstalll the operating sistem and if it doesent work try to replace the harddrive

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Blanking PC


1. Extract the HDD 2. Put it in any HDD USB case. Buy it in the nearest PC shop - 20 bucks worth 3. Connect the case with HDD to another PC and format it. 4. Put HDD back to laptop.
There are no another way to blank HDD. Cheers.

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Hard drive crash, not usable at all; downloaded xp drivers and computer drivers but cannot get them installed. Hard drive not recognized.


When you install a new harddrive, it has no Operating System on it.
Windows XP and Windows Vista, are examples of an Operating System.

Each laptop manufacturer, has their own system of changing a laptop harddrive. Some allow you to press a key or two, to put the laptop in a state where it will save the basic Operating System files, and when you install the new harddrive, it will transfer them over to it.

Some laptop manufacturers do have this option.

You either have to take the harddrive out, install it into an external enclosure for a harddrive, (Uses a USB cable) Then attach the external enclosure via the USB cable, to another computer, and use a 'mirror' imaging program to save the Operating System to that computer.

Then the new harddrive is installed in that external enclosure, and the Operating System is 'mirrored' over to it.

Just information for you, as you cannot do this now with a crashed harddrive.
Your option now, is to buy a genuine copy of the Operating System you had on the laptop, and install it.
Not what you wanted to hear, huh?

You need to buy whatever version of Windows XP it had, (WinXP Home or WinXP Pro), or Windows Vista.
If it was Windows Vista, I suggest getting at least the Windows Vista Home Premium version.

I personally prefer Xp over Vista.
Tigerdirect.com, and Newegg.com, have these.
Look for Software>Operating Systems.

OR, you can simply put Ubuntu Linux on it for free.

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Lindy. Go to my computer on your computer and click on the harddrive. Then search within to find the programs you want.

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