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Solved: hard drive wont work in laptop but will work externelly

Q: Solved: hard drive wont work in laptop but will work externelly

Got a second hand 40gb hard drive for my smasung vm7000 as the one its got is tiny. When inserted hard drive into lappy it comes up with disk read error press control alot del. However if put this in external closure works fine. This hd has win xp on it and still has some docs on it which the seller has asked me to copy to cd for him. Do I need to formatt and reload xp on it to work. Please help guys as am trying to give an aging laptop a new lease of life(and yes im upgrading the ram)

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bouvlen
 

A:Solved: Defragmentation of hard drive wont work.

Is this solved? If not, reboot and let chkdsk run.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-defragmentation-of-hard-drive-wont-work.810068/
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I have tried a Ubuntu CD, a Windows Vista CD, a Windows XP CD, and none of them work. It does not matter what CD you put in; it does not work.

So what is the problem? Is it fixable? Was it the hard drive that broke?

The system is a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop.
 

A:Solved: After upgrading hard drive for Inspiron 5150 laptop, CD drive does not work

Never mind, everyone! It turns out, after I took it out and put it back in, it worked again. Maybe a connection problem... who knows.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-after-upgrading-hard-drive-for-inspiron-5150-laptop-cd-drive-does-not-work.754306/
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Any suggestions would be awsome.
 

A:Hard Drive Wont Work.

Its broke, take it back. If you want proof its broke take that cd that came with it and boot up, try to have it pass the diagnostics tests. If it even finds the disk. Hard drives should never click/tick/squeek.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hard-drive-wont-work.68387/
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A:hard drive wont work

Whats the reboot disk?

If its a Dell, HP, or another big brand name system then you should have a Recovery CD/DVD. If its a custom built computer you should have a Windows CD.

With either type of disc you need to enter the BIOS setup, usually DEL or F2 on startup, and change the boot order so that the CD\DVD drive is the first boot device and the hard drive is the second boot device.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-wont-work.575749/
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A:Hard Drive Wont Work

Most Sata boards require an external driver not on the windows disk to be detected during a windows installation. This is because SATA ports are integrated into the raid controllers on motherboards. The motherboard drivers CD should have raid drivers. you need to make a floppy disk with the drivers. and an OEMtext file. most comapnies offer an executable file that will put those files to a disk for you. No, you cannot run teh drivers from a CD. it must be from a floppy.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-wont-work.489152/
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A:Hard drive wont work!!!

Oh nvm guys sorry i found the solution myself...
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hard-drive-wont-work.54723/
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What do you need to know in order to tell me that ?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Buying new hard drive, how do I know if it'll work on my laptop ?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/buying-new-hard-drive-how-do-i-know-if-itll-work-on-my-laptop.876999/
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A:Cleanup hard drive on work laptop

Try getting a program like ACE Utilities which will allow you to scan your PC and remove unwanted files, duplicates, registry, history, Internet caches etc. If not ACE Utils then get a Registry & History Cleaner which will erase (hopefully) all traces of what you have been up to an where you have been.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cleanup-hard-drive-on-work-laptop-123858.html
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A:Does this Internal Hard Drive work for my laptop?

Nope. That is for desktop systems, not laptops.

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Will it?

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A:Will a laptop SATA hard drive work on a desktop motherboard?

Yes. It is a SATA drive like any other, only smaller.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/will-a-laptop-sata-hard-drive-work-on-a-desktop-motherboard.63382/
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A:Solved: Sandisk usb flash drive wont work

Try formatting it FAT32, instead of FAT. If that doesn't work try using this utility: http://download.chip.eu/en/USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool_176935.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-sandisk-usb-flash-drive-wont-work.856005/
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A:Solved: My cd drive wont work at all but the computer shows its working fine

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Thanks

Edit: Is there some sort of program that will give me more details on my current hard drive?
 

A:Solved: How to tell if my comp will work with a hard drive?

It should work, but you'll need an 80 pin cable if you don't have one.Even then, it will work, but you'll get a warning about the cable.
We could tell you more if you gave us the hardware specs.
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-ultra-ata.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-how-to-tell-if-my-comp-will-work-with-a-hard-drive.927234/
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A:Solved: Would an SATA 1.5 Gb/s hard drive work in a 3.0 Gb/s motherboard?

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A:[SOLVED] Portable Hard Drive doesn't work anymore

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http://www.techist.com/forums/f77/solved-portable-hard-drive-doesnt-work-anymore-277664/
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A:New computer, hard-drives wont work

Which drive is showing in device manager? ALso double click My Computer and verify both drives are visible. Right click My Computer>Manage>disk management. Verify all drives listed have the "Healthy status".
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-computer-hard-drives-wont-work.574955/
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A:Laptop wont work!

sounds to me like the hard-drive crapped out on you... try getting a new one on warentee and i also wouldnt put xp on a computer that old... try windows 2000

Matt

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A:New DVD drive wont work

Have you checked, that the drive is jumpered the same way as your old drive?

Greetz
 

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A:Usb Pen Drive Wont Work!!!???

Where'd you get the drive? Places selling them real cheap or on ebay have a record of selling fakes. If you are sure its not a fake, have you tried it in a different computer or in a different Operating System? We have a Read thread at the top of this forum that deals with flash drive issues: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic45834.html
 

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A:My dvd drive wont work!

What changed when you installed your speakers? Did you do anything other than plug them into the sound card?

Not likely, but it could be a power issue if your speakers have a high wattage amp. Try unplugging the power from the speakers and see if the issue remains.
 

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A:My CD Drive wont work

Welcome to TSG forums.

You probably need the codecs for the computer. What operating system is on the computer?:
vicks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-cd-drive-wont-work.947200/
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A:[Help] Windows XP wont work right on my laptop

Instead of using the recovery cd, try to get a window xp cd from someone and do the clean installation again.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-windows-xp-wont-work-right-on-my-laptop.338139/
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It does sound like the storm damaged it. If it is still under warranty then take it back immediately.

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You probably need to install the chipset drivers. Specifically you need to install the ethernet chip driver. What make and model do you have?
 

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A:Internet wont work on laptop

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Of course yur laptop cannot run..becoz they don't have legs to run hehe..

Does it new Laptop or old laptop ? try to go to safe mode by pressing F8 see if it load..
 

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Hello,

You failed to mention what OS the older machine has. Since you mentioned it runs on new pcs without a problem, I suspect you are trying it on an older os. Xp and above have drivers and recognize this, but if the OS is older you will need to install drivers for this usb device. I suggest you find out the make and download drivers for win9x or whatever it may have. Also, if not older os, have you tried to run it under a different windows profile ?
 

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Assuming that you need drivers for the Gateway in the post about your warranty:

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Welcome!

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When you "replugged" everything inside the case, did you also check the DVD cable connections to the motherboard as well?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cyberlink-dvd-drive-wont-work.494471/
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Can you access the disc through manually through My Computer? If not, then I would try the disc on another computer. If it doesn't work there, it's possibly a bad disc.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sims-3-wont-work-on-dell-laptop.995930/
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A:Sims 3 wont work on new Dell laptop

What happens when you double-click on the DVD drive letter in Computer?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sims-3-wont-work-on-new-dell-laptop.896845/
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Welcome!

Do you want to have the symbol appear (The ASCII Copyright symbol)?

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