The service guide for the HP Laptop ENVY 17-j013cl indicates the largest SSD that is compatible is 160GB. Does the service guide state this because, at the time the ENVY 17 was produced, the largest SSD was 160GB? Or is the system limited to 160GB SSD, for some reason? Thanks.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Laptop-ENVY-17-j013cl-upgrading-hard-drive/td-p/5770194
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
A week ago, a strange clicking noise befalled us whenever we attempted to boot the system. The BIOS welcome screen would run for much longer than usual, and then a message "No internal hard drive found." would display. We thought it would be a hard drive error and replaced it.
Now, however, placing in a bootable OS installation CD does not work! Whenever we try, the computer acts like there is no CD (although sometimes the CD does begin to spin), and says there is no boot device available.
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.
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.
Hi I currently have a Gig Hard drive in my Toshiba Laptop running Win XP Home with Gig RAm the laptop is about years old at the moment I am thinking of upgrading my Hard drive and RAM Drive Upgrading Laptop Hard to a gt Gig and GB RAM I upgraded RAM before so I ve no problem with that but I m a little nervous that I m going to buy an incompatible HDD so any help is appreciated I took out the old laptop HDD to have a look and its a quot SATA HDD as far as im aware manufactured by Toshiba I don t think i ll have any issue copying the data over from the old had drive as i intend to make a clone with a live CD and then just restore Upgrading Laptop Hard Drive to the Upgrading Laptop Hard Drive new one I want to know if the is a limit to how big Storage a HDD I can install or how fast it can be in relation to rpm and data transfer Below are which I was looking at SeagateWestern DigitalI was also wondering should I stick with a Toshiba manufactured Hard drive for the Toshiba laptop Thanks in advance
If you mention your laptop model number, then people can give better advice. Different laptops use hard disks of different form factor.
Have a nice day
I have a Toshiba mx35x-s163. I would like to upgrade to a new hard drive. If I am missing the original disks, is there software that will take the OS, drivers and data to the new hard drive? Do I need a device to actually transfer the data? Any help would be appreciated.
there are many softwares available that can clone your hard-drives, but after cloning your OS will work is not a guarantee(haven't tried it yet), but i hav read an article that it works.
Some of them(freely available) are - clonezilla, clone maxx, HD clone
I just bought a new hard hard drive Upgrading laptop drive for my hp pavilion laptop I went from Upgrading laptop hard drive a GB HD to a GB HD I backed up my old hard drive using Acronis True Image I took out the old hard drive and replaced it with my new drive and then boot my computer using an Acronis True Image boot disk I then restored the backup image I had taken to my new drive I am having a couple of problems with the new drive When I boot my computer it gives me some message about no system disk found If I press enter then my computer loads into Windows XP Any idea what is causing this I have a hard drive monitoring program on my computer With the new drive installed it keeps saying that my hard drive temp is over a critical level degrees C Is there something wrong with the hard drive or did I install something incorrectly FYI HP Pavilion laptop running Windows XP Professional MB RAM Old hard drive GB new hard drive GB Backup Restore Program Acronis True Image Hard Drive Monitoring Program HDD Health Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks nbsp
I am interested in upgrading my laptop's hard drive from 160GB to 240GB. My laptop is a HP dv8327us that has two 80GB hard drives. When I asked HP, they said that I cannot do this because my laptop cannot support anything over 160GB. Is this true (I'm praying that it is not)?
I'm having a hard time believing this because there are a lot of websites out there that show you how to upgrade your laptop's HD and don't really mention size restrictions.
I tried posting a link to my specs, but because I am a newb, I am not allowed to do so. My specs can be found on HP's site. Sorry for the inconvenience.
If you want my personal opinion/experience its much easier to just get a small external. example here are a few nice small handy ones that are 240G alone that go for under $100! (cheaper then updating, will work just as swell for storage and its mobile on top of the laptop already being mobile!) and just move all the crud you don't use or isn't essential to the external (music/videos/games/pictures etc)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ortable hard drive&Ntk=all&name=240GB - 320GB
(I put velcro on the back of my LCD and put velcro on my hdd so that way it stays on my laptop at all time unless i want to take it off..works great!)
When i replace the hard drive of my laptop will i need to buy a new version of Windows 7 or will the recovery disc that came with the laptop do?
Yes, you will be able to use your back up disks and everything should work out just fine.
I want to install a larger hard drive without having to reinstall many programs, update them, and recustomize them.
Dell Inspiron 3500 with 6 gig drive formatted as C: and D: All important programs are installed on C: 3.9 GB 2.95 GB used. Data only on D:
New Hard drive is 20 GB.
I can network to 40 GB to store.
Can this be done?
I will have access to another 3500 Inspiron in a few days if this helps.
Hi I was just looking for some advice on upgrading my laptop i currently have a lenovo z with an i - processor GB RAM and GB HDD I m an engineering student so the main labour intensive programs that I run are solidworks and MATLAB I Drive Upgrading Solved: Hard Laptop RAM and m basically considering swapping out the Solved: Upgrading Laptop Hard Drive and RAM DVD drive for a SSD drive say GB or GB and upgrading to GB of RAM I ve checked the processor can handle it I ve got a few questions about it How much will this improve my computer s speed other than the obvious better boot speed from an SSD will it make my programs run faster If I do install the SSD how should i decided what goes on it obviously the boot drive but should I put my programs on it as well and just leave my media on the HDD How do I go about cloning the relevant parts from the old HDD to the new SSD and setting the computer up to boot from the ssd Can anyone reccomend good value for money parts RAM or SSD that would be suitable for this project Many thanks in advance for any replies Ed nbsp
Hello I have a Dell Laptop and just purhcased a compatable internal drive that I want to upgrade to to give me more hard drive space I also want to use Norton Ghost Hard transfering in and Upgrading files laptop a drive a to do the following to transfer everything to the new drive -I want to install Norton Ghost on the laptop the way it is - I want to then quot Copy my hard drive quot to an external USB drive Here is where I need the help Once the hard drive is copied to my external USB drive then I am going to install the new internal drive in the laptop and I need to transfer the data from my external USB drive to the new blank hd How should I do this Is it even possible to do this Can I boot my computer from a USB hard drive and then just copy files over onto the internal blank hard drive Any help would be appreciated nbsp
Don't do it that way.
Just mount the new internal drive in the external enclosure temorarily(2.5 to 3.6 adapters are cheap.)
I suggest you run Ghost from boot CD so that you are not trying to copy an OS that you are running from.
Ghost does boot from the install CD or you can create one if you downloaded it.
I have a Dell inspiron with a pretty measly hard drive of gb I have an old hard drive from another laptop which is gb and i'm wanting to upgrade I have done this before but i just used all the installation disks to reinstall windows and everything onto the new hard drive This time however i want to be able copy hard laptop one all wanting drive, new to files onto Upgrading to copy the whole contents of my current hard drive onto the new one so that when i swap them over and i boot up the computer it contains the operating system software and files that are currently on the gb hard drive I presume there is some sort of wires software and housing that i might need to achieve this So far i Upgrading laptop hard drive, wanting to copy all files onto new one have been pointed in the direction of this software pack Apricorn EZ Upgrade Universal Hard Drive Upgrade Kit SATA and PATA quot Notebook Drives Deals EZ-UP-UNIVERSAL - Expansys com UK but i was wondering if there was a cheaper way to perform the required task I was also wondering if the new hard drive will affect battery life The new one spins at rpm compared to the old at rpm Thanks for any help anyone can give me
Any USB carriage that can hold a 2.5" SATA drive would work. Then you can use something like Macrium Reflect to clone the internal drive to the external one. Once that process is complete, shut down the laptop and swap the drives.
If the new drive spins at 7200 rpm, than it will reduce the typical battery life of the laptop...but it will offer slightly better performance.
can i upgrade the 256gb m2 sata ssd for a m2 pcle drive which are much faster thanks in advancehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrading-the-M2-sata-with-a-m2-pcle-drive-on-a-envy-15/td-p/5681464
My hard drive crashed and need to replace it. I looked it up and it says a Sata drive is what is currently in their. My question is if it Sata 1 (Im guessing) would a Sata III work also? Also it says I could do a SSD, would I need anything extra to install this and would anyone know of where I could get a 1TB SSD at a reasonable price (or is it just wishful thinking that they are not superly expensive? I either need a 1TB Sata drive or a 1TB SSD drive reasonably priced.
Yes the new part is compatible. You can find the compatible parts here:http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx BUT remember that the Windows Key would not work if you change the HDD and do clean install. The product key is embeded and you need to take the unit to a authorized service center to get the product key working.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/hp-envy-17-hard-drive/td-p/5699858
Hi Everyone nbsp I have a HP ENVY -tx Ultrabook Intel core i gb ssd Windows out of warranty which failed the Run-In Test and other HP diaognostic tests The result - Hard disk smart check fails and gives out a long failure ID I took a backup and reformatted the PC to its factory settings but the problem is still there I have gone through the HP forum and reviewed some answers and assume that I have to change my Hard drive as the best possible solution although it is till working but the HDD can stop working any moment I would like to know nbsp Which HDD hard disk drive should I replace with as currently I have Hitachi GB rpm Should drive hard Envy 4 failure I go with the same brand or there are other good options Also this time I would like to go for TB HDD When I was looking for new HDD on web I found out there are HDD of different dimensions or cache size SATA or PATA Which one to look for this laptop Lastly is it easy to change the HDD on your own because it's an ultrabook or should I go to a repair shop nbsp Thanks nbsp Sahil nbsp nbsp nbsphttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Envy-4-hard-drive-failure/td-p/5597547
I got a new 500gb hard-drive for my laptop and am wondering how to install windows 8 on it since I cant install any other operating system. Would making a recovery disc work?
I read online I can reinstall windows 8 fron a USB? If so how do you do that?
I do have blank dvd's as well, 4.7gb for each disc.
has your old drive become faulty
spec says a 320GB harddrive - which is quite large
and if its still working then , you could use an external harddrive to store data onto
Yes, make a recovery set of DVDs or a USB thumbdrive - HP support recommend 32GB and NOT to use SANDisk due to compatibility issues
Once made, the USB drive should be bootable and so in the bios you should be able to change the boot order , so that the USB drive is bootable and then you should be prompted to setup the new harddrive
set the DVD player as the 1st boot device - put the first HP DVD into the machine and it will boot and start the recovery process
have a read here
Can i put patriot ssd hard drive in hp envy 17-j067ez along with my 1 TB hard drive? And if i can put that ssd what is the max speed of that drive in my laptop? Sry for bad english and tnx a lot.Link to SSD hard drive description https://patriotmemory.com/product/blast-solid-state-drives/Link to my laptop secification http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03833861
Yes you can. The SSD will run at full SATA-III speed. It is a major, major upgrade. You will need an adapter (caddy and cable) to install the hard drive in the secondary bay. http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_5&products_id=542 This is a US seller but they ship to other places and their products are for sale in other countries, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx3dMGXrGCc Put the SSD in the "main" slot and the hard drive in the second slot. Post back if you need more help. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/SSD-hard-drive-to-hp-envy-17-j067ez/td-p/5607198
Hi. When trying to boot the computer I am getting a blue screen hard disc error(see photo). After letting the computer sit for a week it booted up and I was able to back up my personal files. But then it acted up again and I'm back to the blue screen. When I boot up the hard disc light lights once then turns off followed by the blue screen. Help, I bought the computer new from your website around 2 years ago. Worked great until this happened.
Hi @SiestaKeyFl,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the blue hard drive error. I will be glad to help you. Please follow the steps from Hard Disk Error Displays before the Computer Starts. Please use the following http://www.hp.com/contacthp and create a case for your issue and contact HP.If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below! Thanks.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/HP-Envy-hard-drive-failure/td-p/5595740
I have purchased a second internal hard drive for my HP ENVY TouchSmart 17-j023cl N. I need specifications for the connector cable and rubber mounting. Where can I get them?
http://www.newmodeus.comHas the correct caddy and cable for sale. I have personally used their product on a very similar model and can vouch.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Adding-Second-Hard-Drive-to-HP-Envy/td-p/5658937
Hi all, I recently purched the HP Envy M7-n109dx notebook from Best Buy. I was wondering if it is possible to add a second hard drive to this notebook, without sacrificing/removing the optical drive? It seems that many new laptops have built in space for additional drives. Thanks. Jordan
Hi, The following manual only says Dual storage for HP Envy 17 models (as my loan machine). http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04582332.pdf Other machines don't have dual storage but may have room for a second HDD. Just my 2 cents.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Envy-M7-n109dx-Can-I-add-a-second-hard-drive/td-p/5415317
When installing a larger main drive, how do I get the drivers copied onto the slave before I take out the main one?
I wonder is there a simple way of doing this, I am using Windows XP home edition, the PC is an oldish one and isn't any specific make, so I can't get any clever programs from the manufacturers site, any idea?
I had just had this recommended, I wonder is it a safe site, safe program?
Yes sourceforge is safe.
That is where I get many programs myself.
Hi,does any know if I can upgrade my 1TB Sata Hard Disk in my HP Envy dv7 to a 1TB Sata SSD Drive. In essense I want to mirror the contents of the original 1TB Hard Drive to a new 1TB SSD Drive then detach the original Hard Disk from the laptop and replace it with the new SSD drive that has the mirrored files. Thanks in anticipationLuka123
Hello Luka123, Welcome to the HP forums. As far as I can tell you can upgrade your hdd to an ssd. However, I recommend you to reinstall the operation system instead of copying it. This because you will lose perfomance when coping from an hdd to an ssd, It might even affect the lifetime of your ssd. You can download Windows 10 and activate it with your Windows 7 serial if you want to. Winos.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-I-Upgrade-a-Envy-dv7-1-TB-Hard-Disk-to-a-1TB-SSD-Drive/td-p/5672966
I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade the hard drive on this machine?If yes, do I need to fully dissasemble it? (Remove the keyboard and all other stuff)It is very slow I want to replace it with an ssd. Is there any guide on how to do this? I can't find anything on the internet.Thank you
Hi, Actually no official guide which shows users how to upgrade but we normally use a guide called Maintenance and Service Guide to work on the machine. You can download from the following link for your machine: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-ENVY-x360-Convertible-PC-series/10862127/model/11926717/manua... Page 28 shows you how. And yes, you can replace the existing HDD with SSD. Regards.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-envy-x360-hard-drive-upgrade/td-p/5716724
There's a "disk read error occured" when I startup and it won't boot into windows at all. I did a hard disk test in BIOS and the Short DST failed and the failure id is GTU23F-5QF788-XD6V5F-60UR0 for Hard Disk 1. I know there's an 80 SSD and 750 HD but which one failed? If the ssd failed can I use the 750gb HD or does it need both? If I do need to replace the SSD can I replace it with a regular HD (on a budget) and what size drive do I need? 2.5?
If in warranty you can get a warranty replacement at no cost to you. The failure code is for the legacy hard disk, not the SSD. SSD failure is not common. You can replace the hard disk with a SATA mobile (2.5") hard disk that is the same size and up to 1.5 Terabytes. reference source Maintenence & service guidehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-ENVY-14-2160se-hard-drive-failure/td-p/4523594
Hello there!My computer recently started rebooting (BSOD) nonstop after turning it on, and it won't even go into Safe Mode. After running a system quick check, I received a message stating Hard Drive Short DST: Failed.With this message, I assume I need to replace my hard drive. I'm not sure where the best place to look for a new laptop hard drive is and how to find one on the HP store. Recovering potentially lost data is also a concern. What's the best way to go about replacing the drive and attempting to recover what was on it?
You can use any manufacturer's hard drive. HP uses Toshiba, Seagate,etc in their laptops-they do not make their own. Western Digital is a popular replacement. Best Buy, Staples even Wal Mart carries hard drives. Just be sure to get a 2.5 " hard drive for laptops not a 3.5" desktop hard drive.Example:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8516564&CatId=1277 As to recovering files you may be able to do that by installing the old hard drive into a usb enclosure then plug it into usb port of a working machine. If the hard drive has any life left in it you should be able to browse it and copy files over to hard drive of host machne.Example:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2781http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-envy-dv6-Hard-Drive-Short-DST-Failed/td-p/5830522
hi i have a HP ENVY 700-311na and i am thinking of getting a new sshd but ive replaced the hard drive before but without the hp kit to reinstall? so ive always had a problem with my system. so i was wondering if i could find the kit so it is like brand new out of a shop. Thankshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/HP-ENVY-700-311na-Hard-Drive-Replacment/td-p/5718301
I have a 1 year old HP Envy 23 Touch Screen Computer, yesterday the "Windows detected a hard disk problem" and SMART Hard Drive Disc Error messages appeared on the screen and won't go away. I cannot find how to contact HP directly as I go round the houses to find links, it's very confusing. All I want to know is can this problem be fixed, either via HP or someone else, and how best to go about it, I'm not particularly computer savvy so the easiest option is best for me and to know what to do with this computer now. The failure ID has a code on from running the diagnostics check too and a product Id. So really it's knowing who to contact, where it can be fixed and how and if at all, and if it's cost effective. Thank you.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/HP-Envy-23-Hard-Drive-Disk-Erro/td-p/5608038
I have an HP ENVY 700qe desktop 32GB with a 1 TB hard drive. I want to add a WD 3TB Caviar Black 3.5" SATA OEM internal hard drive. Would this be too much and are all the necessary cords and connectors in the desktop case?Thank you.
Hello @Claire1010?, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I read your post about the Hard Drive upgrade, and wanted to assist you! Based on the Product Specifications, your desktop supports the following Hard Drives: 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA 6G3 TB 7200 RPM SATA 6G256 GB SATA Solid State Drive2 x 1 TB drives in RAID 0 (2 TB usable storage capacity), 7200 rpm, SATA 6G3 x 2 TB drives in RAID 5 (4 TB usable storage capacity), 7200 rpm, SATA 6G All cables needed to connect the Hard Drive should be included within the case. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution" , this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for. Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-I-add-3TB-hard-drive-to-HP-ENVY-700qe-desktop/td-p/5346136
Hi there, I am getting the following error message on bootup. HP ENVY m6-1188ca Notebook PC Hard Drive Short DST Check: FAILEDFAILURE ID: GU71BT-6AA892-XD7X1F-60RK03 System Restore, System Refresh, Automatic Repairs, no recovery options seem to work. I keep getting to this screen only and cannot enter Windows. Is this a strictly hardware issue for certain? What are my options and next steps? Laptop is way past warranty. Thanks in advance for all responses.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-ENVY-m6-Hard-Drive-Short-DST-Check-FAILED/td-p/5809397
I just purchased this computer & want to add a 2nd internal drive. Can anyone help me find an instruction guide to help me?
Hi, Please check the following post: http://18.104.22.168/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-ENVY-Phoenix-850qe-Desktop-PC-add... Regards.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/help-installing-a-2nd-hard-drive-into-ENVY-Phoenix-Desktop/td-p/5451325
I purchased a HP envy laptop last year December. Last evening (08-20-2016) my laptop could not boot up and kept going to recovery mode. I tried using the recovery partition but it still keeps giving me an error. My warranty is still valid kindly assisst on way forward with this issue.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-ENVY-x360-m6-w105dx-Hard-Drive-Failur/td-p/5733872
Considering replacing the hard drive in my E0M30UAR (ENVY 15) with a solid state drive. However, I'd like to match the drive to the notebook's potential. What speed is the SATA interface in a E0M30UAR (ENVY 15)?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/SATA-Speed-for-Hard-Drive-in-a-E0M30UAR-ENVY-15/td-p/5618987
I added an OCZ (Toshiba) TR150 960gb drive in the SATA space. Got the correct hardware from HP (Connector and cradle) Bios doesn't seem to recognize it. Isn't recognized by drive manager. Upgraded bios to F.22. tried everything I could think of without success. Hard reset, looked in bios to see if there was a drive setting (none) tried turning off boot security as suggested in another thread on a similar subject. Laptop has a 256gb nvme drive which is working fine I just want more space. Never had this problem with my desktops!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Hp-Envy-15-as043cl-doesn-t-recognize-second-hard-drive/td-p/5747111
Hi, I recently bought ENVY m6-w102dx x360 and thinking to replace my hard drive to a SSD.Please let me know the best fitting SSD drive this modle. Planning to buy samsung evo 250gb. Is it compatible with this model? http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-EVO-250-MZ-N5E250BW/dp/B00TGIVZTW http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAJ412U/ref=twister_B00PRDMHLU?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Which one would be much faster? If not please advice me about the interface which supports it. Thanks.
Hi, To replace your HDD, you need the 2.5", 7mm SSD. The M.2 one won't fit. Regards.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-ENVY-m6-w102dx-x360-Change-hard-drive-to-SSD/td-p/5267238
Has anyone undertaken an upgrade of the hard drive in a Libretto U100 to a SSD? This would surely improve performance significantly. What dimension is the hard drive in the U100 and what connector is used to attach the drive? Can anyone advise if this mod is possible?
So, I have a machine with an SSD drive (Tecra M5) and it works like a charm. Unfortunately the drives are too expensive at the moment but you can gain some real performance.
Regarding your question: Should be possible. You have a 1.8" inch drive installed and there are SSD drives which have almost the same form factor. Usually the U100 was shipped with MK6006GAH or MK3006GAL drives.
Here?s a site which could help you, since the drive has the same connector like the drive in your machine: http://www.dvnation.com/microatapics.html
Just check it out and I hope you can use my hint for further research on SSD drives.. :)
I have tried everything after "auto recovery" continues to come up...I have been able to run a diagostic and it returnswith failure "hard drive 1"any ideas? someone suggested I take the computer apart and see if something is loose. I have had it for 2 years only use e-mail and xcel....not much use...thanks!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/envy-notebook-hard-drive-fail-auto-recovery/td-p/5785653
Greetings,I`m in a bind and need help for ``do-it-yourself`` Hard Disk Drive repair. My failure ID: 9C353G-GLV870-QFPJWJ-60E703I am no longer under warrenty and do not have the funds currently to take it in to a service center (if even available for my location).Can anyone please: 1. tell me what that failure code means? and 2. Is it something I could possibly fix myself?Very unhappy that this was not used much yet failed prematurely! Do computers these days come with kill switches after a certain post-purchase period?Thank you in advance for anyone who could assist.Weshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-ENVY-dv7-notebook-hard-disk-drive-failure-and-no-acess-to/td-p/5722487
i would like to upgrade my hard drive. i am upgrading the memory to 512 mb ram within the next week. im waiting on it to be delivered. i have an ibm thinkpad r31. i would like to upgrade to a 40g. right now i believe i only have a 20g. i am trying to make my laptop faster and better. how do you tell what hard drives will work for your computer. i have searched online and couldnt figure it out. i had found this hard drive and thought i would try to find out if it would work. im lost.... lol ... http://tulsa.craigslist.org/sys/1088622846.html . you guys are all great. thank you.
is it posible to upgrade your hard drive without reloading everything, ex: windows and programs?
Hi hard for my please! upgrading help some drive Need with guys I m new to the forum and need some help I ve never had this problem before and am at a loss for just what to do Ok so Need some help with my hard drive for upgrading please! tonight I ve been trying to upgrade to Windows from XP and I know in order to do so I must reformat the harddrive as there s no simple upgrade option I ve already Need some help with my hard drive for upgrading please! backed up all my important files and everything else that I need to and was ready to format the harddrive when I put the Win DVD in the DVD rom drive and restarted the computer I was rather surprised at first that it never even booted or recognized the DVD in the least bit and even blazed past my usual BIOS setup screen and relaunched XP At first I didn t think much of it and just restarted the system again and hit the corresponding key to boot from the DVD However yet again nothing happened On the rd attempt the computer froze completely without booting from the DVD or the HD Upon restarting yet again I decided to go back into windows and look for a solution Remembering that there s an option to manually dismount the HD and reformat it in Windows that s what I decided to try However this is where I ve run into a serious snag as the HD will not dismount no matter what I try to do I ve deleted any spare accounts thinking this might be the problem reloaded into safe mode without any luck attempting the same procedures and have manually tried to dismount it every way I can think of but the system still refuses to dismount the drive or even give me the option to reformat it from the drive C properties window Now I really have no idea what s up with it as I ve done this many times before and on all the other occasions its worked just fine and I ve been able to easily and simply reformat my HD Thinking that I might have more luck by directly utilizing my BIOS to change the boot order and force it to recognize the DVD first I ve tried about times now to go into BIOS but my BIOS options screen is no longer appearing I see it flash for maybe half a second and that s it Which isn t giving my keyboard time enough to initialize to input commands and launch BIOS So basically I can t load my BIOS can t dismount the HD through the DVD or manually dismount it in Windows nor is the option to Format it even available To complicate things further the system acts like it doesn t even recognize the DVD in the drive either one as I have and simply will not kill XP despite my most sincere attempts I m at a loss for what to do and need your guys help Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated as I m debating on just getting a new HD at this rate I ve also tried rebooting or initializing my original XP DVD to no avail as its not being recognized either until I m fully loaded into windows On a side note I m not sure if it will have much to do with it but I m trying to move from bit XP to bit Windows ultimate System Specs Motherboard DFI Lanparty FX-M R GB DDR Corsair Dominator memory running at AMD Black Edition at Ghz Seagate rpm GB HD about years old now came with original HP computer long ago ASUS OEM DVD rom drive also came with original HP computer Master HP dvd DVD writer slave New LG lightscribe HGN DVD writer disconnected since it doesn t work EVGA GT superclocked edition x PC Power and Cooling watt power supplyhttp://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/need-some-help-with-my-hard-drive-for-upgrading-please-426050.html
I have an Hewlett-Packard Pavilion PC, Model 8240. This system is a Pentium 233 MMX CPU, 96MB SDRAM, and Win95 OS. The current system has a 4GB Hard drive. I have an opportunity to aquire a Quantum 20.5GB Fireball Plus Hard drive.
My 1st question - Will it work as a replacement for my system? I have read that alot of the past system could only handle up to 8.4GB max.
I want to upgrade to Win98.
My 2nd question - If the above drive will work, can I put my original drive as the 2nd hard drive and pull off the files from the original drive onto the new one. Or will the Win95 OS being installed on the original drive conflict with new one. I am trying to avoid backing up all my files and I have alot of them. If I had a CDRW, backup wouldn't be a problem.
Thanks for the info.
Being that you want to upgrade to win98 I would think the best way to do it would be to remove your current drive by disconnecting the ide cabe, leave it physically in the machine.
Install the new drive as master.
Fdisk and format the new drive, choose y to the lba message, if your system won't see the entire drive you may have to use a manufacturers overlay to get the full size.
Install win98 to the new drive, it will ask for your original win95 cd to verify if it's an upgrade version.
Once you have win98 running, reconnect your old drive and set it as master or slave depending on which ide you have to put it on.
You should be able to copy what you need off the drive then you can format it and use it for backup or whatever
What is the best way to upgrade a hard drive? I want to put in a bigger hard drive in my PC and I want to keep everything on the old hard drive. I installed the new HD as a slave and copied the C: drive to the slave then took out the old drive and installed the new one. I copied everything including the windows (so I thought) but now it won't boot with the new drive in place. If I replace the new with the old everything works fine. Is there a better way of doing this?
Yeah I have this old Compaq Deskpro EN Pent. III 733mhz processor that I wanna setup again for my bro to use. The hard drive bit the dust before I could reformat it. The hard drive is a 10 gb one. I wanna if I could upgrade it to lets say an 80 gb hard drive? Also I wanna put Linux OS on it. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
Well my problem is that I first installed Windows 7 onto a small GB hard drive and now whenever I install a new program my computer slows down noticeably. So i went out and bought a 1TB Seagate Barracuda. i then cloned over my old hard drive. What i would like to know now is how to make that new drive the system and boot disk so that I don't get the error message "ntdlr is missing"
It may help .
BTW ... have you included the system reserved partition in your clone ?
i want to upgrade my 500GB hard drive to 1TB hard.can i upgrade it? whats the type of hard drive should i buy?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/UPGRADING-HARD-DRIVE/td-p/5645505
I upgraded a hard drive that had XP on it.
I put the new hard drive in along with the old hard drive and booted up the pc. It saw the new both hard drives. It saw c: and the new one was h:.
I then transferred everything over to the new hard drive and removed the old hard drive. When I brought the system back up it still sees the new hard drive as h:.
Is there a way to change the drive letter to c:??
Thanks in advance
Basically, no. All system drive paths in the registry now point to H:.
How did you transfer? If you used Drive Image or Acronis, you had the option to hide the new partition from the old. You can then name the new drive as you want.
Ok So i have an HP Pavillion DV laptop with a fujitsu Gb SATA Hard Drive I would like to upgrade to a much larger hard drive I bought a Western Digital gb laptop SATA hard drive But when i went to install it it didn t seem to fit correctly I could put it in and even close the lid back up But when i went to boot the computer on which i am going to install Windows it gave me some error about a Media Drive Failure or something to that sort So i took it back out and realized that the hard drive didn t exactly connect the same as the old one What kind do i need if this didn t work I actually contacted HP and they said that my drive was SATA but they said my motherboard wont support anything more than a Gb Well i need something way larger and i already have an external hard drive So what can i do to upgrade Or am i Hard Help Upgrading Drive doing something wrong with the installation Thanks for any help i receive p s if pictures would help i can post some nbsp
I currently have a 60GB Maxtor hard drive, and I am planning on buying a larger one, perhaps a 200GB or larger. I have a few questions before I go out and buy one:
How much should I plan on spending for a hard drive?
What is a good brand to buy from?
Should I get a 7,200 rpm or 10,000 rpm hard drive?
Can I transfer my files on my old hard drive to the new one without losing/corrupting some of the files? Will I still have all the shortcuts and start menu items when I transfer? Will it be exactly the same as with the smaller hard drive except with more space?
Thank you for your help.
Does Windows Ultimate have a utility that will allow me to upgrade my hard drive I want to copy my installation from the old drive to a new drive and then take the old drive out of the PC I don't want to have to make an image then reinstall the image to the new drive I know that there is software that can do this but if Windows does it I would like to keep to a minimum the amount of software I have installed If not what is highly rated software that does this task I like to do clean installs regularly but I don't like to have to make new images when I change how I have my system or have to do a lot of software installs after I re-image my drive I am going to do a clean install to my internal drive and an identical install to a USB drive that I can run Windows from The purpose is this Windows installation evolves with time new settings configurations and software installation An Image file is fairly static there is little change that can be made to Hard My Upgrading Drive it you may be able to delete or copy a file but you cannot change systems configuration install or uninstall software to the image With Windows install to a bootable USB drive I can decide to add any settings configurations or software installation to it that I like on the internal drive after a Upgrading My Hard Drive trail period
Norton Ghost 15 will do it - it works in Windows7.http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/73200-upgrading-my-hard-drive.html
I currently have a 36 GB SCSI u160 on my Dell Precision 530- Windows XP Prof. (upgrade). I want to install a larger capacity drive, assign it to be the boot drive (as well as partition it for storage), and keep the original for data. The drive I’m looking at adding is the Seagate ST3146707LW- 146GB, u320. I have a series of questions:
1.) Will this drive will be compatible with my machine? Other forums indicate that the u320 drive will default to the u160 speed (I have an Adaptec AIC-7892 PCI…if that helps)
2.) Once I’ve backed up all of my info, is it just a matter of installing the new drive giving it SCSI ID 0 (and giving the old one a different ID#) and reformatting? Or are there additional steps that I need to go through?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
New here in fact fairly new to computers I have Dell PC that a friend gave me when he got a new one It is a Pentium III mhz with mb of ram and running Windows SE It has a gb hard drive which I want to upgrade So I have bought a bg Maxtor hard drive Ideally I would like to create a small segment maybe gb for Upgrading Drive Hard the os and leave the rest for my other programs I want to do this because the last PC I had a Upgrading Hard Drive Packard Bell with Windows was always self-destructing and I had to use the recovery disk to reload the os at least times a year thus losing all my Upgrading Hard Drive programs every time While I find SE to be much more stable I thought segmenting the drive would be a good idea Am I wrong about this Can I just fire up the PC with this new hard drive in it install the os and use a program like Partiton Magic I have a disk for this to segment the hard drive or is there more to it than this Do I have to format the new hard drive in some manner I appreciate any help you can give this old timer Thanks nbsp
Hi everyone nbsp So this is my laptop nbsp HP Envy -q ca The following link has all of the specs of the laptop nbsp http drive, add ram need to laptop to envy hp ssd advice Wanting support hp com us-en document c nbsp Anyways I was wanting to do some serious upgrades to my laptop I was wanting to add an SSD drive additional ram graphics card and any other upgrades you Wanting to add ssd drive, ram to hp envy laptop need advice would recomend to improve perforamnce along with livability nbsp Can you guys recomend a good build list along with a reputable Wanting to add ssd drive, ram to hp envy laptop need advice place I can purchase them from I will be going to a professional store to get them installed I prefer medium- high quality products nothing cheap thats gonna give me a headache in the future nbsp Wanting to add ssd drive, ram to hp envy laptop need advice nbsp Also is their anything I can do to make this laptop run cooler It runs very hot when its under a load can I upgrade the cooling systems nbsp I understand this is allot to ask for but if someone could give me a hand that would be very appreaciated hardware is not my expertise nbsp Thanks for your time nbsphttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Wanting-to-add-ssd-drive-ram-to-hp-envy-laptop-need-advice/td-p/5774075
I would like to know how to upgrade my EXTREMELY slow hard drive in this laptop to an SSD. All the other laptops Ive ever owned had a cover to remove and the hard drive would be able to be removed by various ways. On this model I cant seem to find a spot on it to be able to do this.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-ENVY-Notebook-m7-k211dx-ENERGY-STAR-Hard-drive-upgrade-to/td-p/5779892
I have a Dell Dimension 4600. I want to put in a socket 478 3.0GHz. with an 800MHz. FSB plus HyperThreading. I need advice on how to this correctly. Also, I want to relace my 80-gig C drive with one with more capacity. I need help on how to do this too. Thank you.
I have a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop where i want to upgrade the 40gb hard drive to 250. The problem i have is that i want to keep the option for installing back to factory condition with the ctrl+f11 key. I have tried imaging the 40gb to the 200 and then had to extend the c:\ to take up the space on the bigger hard drive then i tested that the ctrl + f11 key would work but i get the error message that the mbr has changed, which i think would be because of changing the size of partition c. If any one has any suggestion much appreciated.
I need to upgrade my hard drive up from 80GB, but my drive was cloned up to 80, what would be the best kind of hard drive to purchase?
I am upgrading my MacBook 5,1; 2.4GHZ next week.
I am upgrading the RAM from 2GB to 4GB.
I am upgrading the HD from 250GB to 500GB.
I will be reinstalling Mac OS X; no problems there.
I will also have a 100GB or so Vista Bootcamp Partition; I currently have a copy of both Vista Pro x86 and Vista Pro x64 in my possession ready to use. Should I install a32bit or a 64bit edition?
I will be using it mainly for gaming (not particularly high end gaming but all 32bit games, no 16bit games) but I am unsure whether my 4GB of RAM will be fully utilised by the 32bit edition.
On the other hand 64bit isn't officially supported on this model but according to others seams to run without problems.
Should i go for 64bit or stay 32bit? Opinions and personal experience welcomed.
I think this article fairly represents my opinion,
as well as many others who have posted at this forum.
32-Bit Vista Memory Limits : Windows Vista and Windows 7 Help
Bottom line, I would go with 32 bit. You will not see much of an imporvement with 4GB RAM. The suggestion in this Forum is over 4GB go with 64. MS says that you can go 64 with 2GB, but not a recommendaion of this Forum.
I really want to upgrade my hard drive but at this moment, I'm confuzzled. Is upgrading hard drive similar to upgrading memory, as far as certain specifications go? I go to maxtor.com and I saw a whole bunch of stuff that started looking fuzzy to me after I made a feeble attempt to understand...ATA??? SCSI??? Erf? Ack, someone please clear this up for me!
I am curious if either of these hard drives will be ok to upgrade my computer with On the overview sheet of what my computer can take it shows the following hard drives listed below My question is will my computer will be able to handle these Western Digital Cavier Blue drives If so which one is the better drive Thanks http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N Drive Upgrading internal Hard E http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Hard drives One or two of the following -GB SATA -Gb Upgrading internal Hard Drive s Hard Drive MB Cache rpm -GB SATA -Gb s Hard Drive MB Cache rpm RAID -GB SATA -Gb s Hard Drive rpm RAID -GB SATA -Gb s Hard Drive rpm -GB SATA -Gb s Hard Drive rpm nd hard drive -GB SATA -Gb s Hard Drive MB Cache rpm nd hard drive -GB SATA -Gb s Hard Drive MB Cache rpm nd hard drive -GB SATA -Gb s Hard Drive MB Cache rpm nbsp
How do I go about upgrading my hard drive on a Samsung laptop type NP355V5C A-06UK. I have an old 'ish SSD I want to use. This laptop uses UEFI. How can I get to transfer my info on my HDD 750GB to my SSD 120GB it needs to be compressed a little bit...
Hi guys and gals any Ideas?
If your data on your hdd is more than 120 gb you will not be able to do it. If your data is less than 120 gb you have a chance and hope you have no data past 120 gb on the hdd. you will have to shrink the main partition so it will fit on the ssd.http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/21755-how-do-i-go-about-upgrading-my-hard-drive-samsung-lap.html
What is the largest size hard drive people have upgraded to?
I have read a few posts and some people have suggested that 4 times the original size is about as big as one should go.
Also what imaging or migration software did people use?
This re-activation process has me saying over and over and over "this is why people buy Apple..... this is why people buy Apple".
I have a perfectly legitimate Windows 7 Professional license and installation, but it was on a tiny hard drive. Bought a 500gb hard drive, cloned the sytem [that was not easy... btw], and went to Activate windows 7. It will not activate.
Called microsoft [that was not easy]. their assumptions [automated robot] are wrong... my "activation window" displays no "digits".
anyone successfully done this?
It should work perfectly fine, your key is locked into your motherboard and cpu, not your hard drive. Customer Support didn't help you at all?
What's the specific error you're encountering?
The original hard drive that came with my Dell Studio XPS crapped out and I installed a new one just this spring Now that hard drive has also bit the dust I was advised to upgrade my RAM and I have a few questions concerning that I get that Hard and RAM Questions Concerning Upgrading Drive RAM is like quot hands quot The more quot hands Questions Concerning Upgrading RAM and Hard Drive quot you have the quicker tasks are completed programs are opened etc etc Does having more RAM also help the hard drive last longer I was told that the more RAM installed the easier the tasks are done by the hard drive thus less strain Is Questions Concerning Upgrading RAM and Hard Drive this true Also since I have to purchase a new hard drive and re-install everything should I wait until after it's all done before slipping in a new stick Does it matter what slot out of the it goes into Are there any specific requirements recommendations that you might Questions Concerning Upgrading RAM and Hard Drive advice me to take I really appreciate all the help and advice you send this way Thank you for your time and patience with my newbie questions
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The original hard drive that came with my Dell Studio XPS 8100 crapped out and I installed a new one just this spring. Now that hard drive has also bit the dust. I was advised to upgrade my RAM and I have a few questions concerning that.
I get that RAM is like "hands". The more "hands" you have, the quicker tasks are completed, programs are opened, etc etc. Does having more RAM also help the hard drive last longer? I was told that the more RAM installed, the easier the tasks are done by the hard drive, thus less strain. Is this true?
I wouldn't think it would have any measurable effect on hard drive life. You just had bad luck. RAM is much faster than a hard drive and that's why you see improved performance, within reason. RAM doesn't perform miracles. If you are not using all that you now have, putting more in isn't going to help. Your CPU horsepower is also a major factor in overall performance.
You have 8 GB of RAM now. I don't know what you do on your PC, but 8 is plenty for well over 90% of all people. The chances of you needing more is small. I've got 4 GB and have never used it all.
Also, since I have to purchase a new hard drive and re-install everything, should I wait until after it's all done before slipping in a new stick? Does it matter what slot out of the 4 it goes into? Are there any specific requirements/recommendations that you might advice me to take?
You can install RAM before or after the hard drive. The location does matter, depending on motherboard. Typically, you will have RAM slots of 2 different colors and should use all of one color, all of the other color, or all of both----as opposed to one stick in color A and another stick in color B. Most likely, you have 4 RAM slots, with a total of 2 colors.
We would need to know your motherboard to get more specific. If I were you, I would confirm that all of the existing RAM is being used frequently (through Performance Monitor) and if it is, go to Crucial.com and have their very handy tool "sniff" your PC and recommend the type of RAM you need. You should not just go down to Best Buy and buy any old RAM.
I really appreciate all the help and advice you send this way! Thank you for your time and patience with my newbie questions.
I am upgrading my MacBook's RAM and hard drive (from 2GB to 4GB and from 250GB to 500GB respectively), what is the easiest (and preferably most reliable) way to reinstall Windows and to restore programs, settings etc. to my new hard drive?
I have backed my Windows partition up to Time Machine (on the Mac Partition) but I want to do the sensible thing and back it up in Windows as well; what is the best program/way to do this? If all else fails I'll just put my old hard disk back in and start again but I really don't want to waste time by doing that.
Thank you in advance for your help.
The Windows backup is good. You can create a full system image.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
To restore it, see here: System Image Recovery
Please help me! I've been given an ex-company Dell PC running Windows 2K which is password protected on BIOS the company no longer exists so I can't find out the login details and I don't want to force the login with some dodgy password cracking software. I've decided to upgrade the H/D and re-install a later version of Windows (XP). The old H/D is a Western Digital WD400-75PCFO 40GB IDE. The Processor is an Intel 4. What compatible H/D can I replace it with to run XP?
Existing system is a pentium with a 4.3 gb hd and Windows 98.
It is getting to the point where age and time are demanding that I do some hardware upgrades but cash, as always is a factor. Can I install a larger Harddrive as a slave to the existing one, copy all the data from the master to the slave and then convert the slave to a master? This would be the first step with the second step being a faster cpu; a pentium 3 or 4 with matching mother board, ASIS comes immediately to mind, and more RAM, 1024 or so. The HD would be either a 10 or 20 gb, Samsung or Maxtor or similar. _NO I do not want a Western! muy bad joss with them!! Comments/Suggestions as to viability of this procedure?
what doy you use the pc for 1gb of memory is a lot - unless you are doing intensive graphics etc 512m should be OK.
what do you save on the pc - a slave should do - just leave that in and copy all the data across- why swap about?
again what do you do
whats the motherboard / bios make/model/version that will dictate max size of hdd
trying to upgrade old 80gb hard drive on my dell dimension e521. is there any limit to the size of the new hard drive i can use? in dell specs they mention going with two 320s. is a 320gb the largest drive i can go with? plan to use a western digital 320gb sata 7200rpm 16mb cache. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
What operating system are you using?
In theory you should be able to use a much larger hard disk, but you need to make sure you use the correct interface for them.
There are two types used in Dell PCs:
1. PATA, or IDE hard disks (which use a flat, wide ribbon cable to connect to the motherboard)
2. SATA hard disks (which use a small flat cable to connect to the motherboard).
At the time it was probably just sold with 2x 320GB hard disks as an option. You should be able to go much larger if you wish.
A friend of mine currently has Windows 7 installed and wants to get a new hard drive and then upgrade to Windows 10. Whats the current way to do this?http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/59709-upgrading-windows-10-new-hard-drive.html
Hi there, I have a question concerning the re-installation of Windows 7 on my computer. I'm looking to upgrade my primary hard drive on my HP Omni 100, which when I purchased it the pc already had Windows 7 built in, ready to set up. My question is when I do upgrade the hard drive, will I be able to install Windows 7 the same way as before or do I need a hard copy (disc or other) to be able to set it up?
If you want the preinstalled software and useless factory utilities which have better versions built into Win7, then make your Recovery Disks to use to reimage the new HD.
If you want the superior clean reinstall then everything you need is here to get a perfect lean install of the OS: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Hi all I have an ASUS Zenbook which I just upgraded by swapping out the hard drive for an SSD. I reinstalled Windows 7 Home (64 bit) and other programs I use, all from scratch. As expected the laptop is faster than before. However, the fan is running much more than before, which surprises me, as I expected the opposite, especially after cleaning out a large quantiity of dust that had build up inside the machine. Any suggestions/tips how to debug this issue? thanks
Monitor for overheating to know if that is truly the issue: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
Compare the reinstall you did to the perfect one compiled in Clean Reinstall Windows 7.
I'm thinking about doing a complete upgrade on my computer.
All I really want to save from my original tower is my 128MB of RAM and the processor. My motherboard was the 'onboard' type, so I'll be needing several new parts. I have a Pentium II 400MHz processor that I want to keep. What type of motherboard should I buy (keeping in mind the $$$)? (make personal recommendations). What type of hard-drive (10GB+ of course)?
Also, if someone could point out a good site for rebuilding a PC with my specs, I'd appreciate it.
Oh yeah, would anyone know of a good place that I could get a full copy of WIN98 SE for cheap?
Thanks in advance for your help,
I recently upgraded my harddrive (I think it was a Seagate 100 Mg) for my laptop running XP. The friend who re-installed windows for me installed drivers too (for example, I can watch video clips downloaded from a camera to the computer). But, when I put a DVD in, I get the message from Windows Media Player "because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer" I can't run it. I get a similar message from Real Player. Then, as an additional problem, when I tried to get a free download of QuickPlay (which I had before) to see if DVDs would play in it, I couldn't even get Quick Play - just QuickTime 7.3 or 7.4 which has no options to watch DVDs - only stuff from the internet. Do you have some suggestions.
Thank you very much
The problem i am having is my father in law wants to upgrade his 3gb hd to an 80gb hd both are western digitals.he has an asus pentium 3 550 mhz mobo
on the mother board it says p2b.which i am assuming is the model.i installed the 80 gb drive and it won't detect it it just locks up in cmos.i am thinking that his bios does not support that large size.he is using windows xp pro os.
any help would be appreciated
if it is a WD adn it is alone on the IDe ribbon it should not have a jumper. the newest models of WD drives require no jumper be set if they are alone on the IDe ribbon.
WD utility Disc should have a patch utility feature for patching a bios for drives larger than 37 gb on older mobo's. I know they used to include it.
I am trying to upgrade the hard drive which has my operating system on it.
I disconnect all drives except the one which has the operating system and the new drive which will replace the old one.
I use Norton ghost to copy from the old to the new but when i connect the new drive only it does not boot into windows.
I beleive i have to make the partition of the new drive as active but at what stage do i have to do this?
Do i just have the new drive plugged in and then change the drive to active?
Can someone please explain exactly what i need to do.
Yes it has to be active. And is ghost copying the system reserve partition to the new drive ?
Also you may want to try doing a startup repair with your install disc up to 3 times.
I see it can be done from an installed to an external, but can it be done in reverse, taking the external cased hard drive and cloning it to an internal? The old hard drive is from an xp laptop, and I can aquire another xp laptop if I can clone this way. Perhaps if I set the enclosure hard drive as master? All ideas are greatly appreciated. Many thanks
Hi all. My Compaq's original 20GB hard drive bit the dust awhile back, and I want to install a new one. (I don't have the recovery disks, but expect to buy a new XP OS anyway.)
Is there a simple place where I can find out what drives are compatible, and what the maximum capacity is that i can install? The HP support website recommends an IDE drive first, then E-IDE, then ATA, but that's as far as it goes...
First, given the size of the resident drive, make sure your system has enough juice to run XP happily, i.e. 512MGs of ram....minimum.
Next, Google your mobo; U may get some specific info on how large an IDE drive it can support and if there are any bios flashes to support more.
U could also email the Mfg and they might well give you this info based on yr individual system.
Hi I was running XP Home for a long time when my hard drive crashed I was able to use the recovery partition on my main drive to get everything working again but Microsoft is not letting my register this new install of XP and according to their website they no 7, Windows drive questions hard from XP Upgrading to longer offer any support for XP Soooo I bought a new hard drive to replace the Upgrading from XP to Windows 7, hard drive questions one that crashed since it was pretty old and slow anyway I also got a Windows upgrade disc from my university for cheap Can I use this Windows upgrade disc with my current unregistered install of XP If not how can I go about re-registering it for the install I'm also confused about how to do it the new hard drive that I bought won't have an operating system on it but I want my new install of to be on that new drive If I plug in the new hard drive as just an expansion drive can I choose to install the upgrade of onto that new drive Or how would I go about making this 'switch' Any help greatly appreciated
Hello and welcome to TSF.
What exactly do you mean Microsoft isn't letting you register the installation? Your key isn't working? I'm unsure about XP now that it's "expired", but I know that when that happens with Vista and Windows 7 a quick call to Microsoft will get it working.
You can't upgrade from XP unless it's activated, and you'll have to have XP installed on the new hard drive. AFAIK, you must install the upgrade on top of the XP installation. I recommend that you back up all of your data and use Windows Easy Transfer: Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
You'll then have to get XP installed and registered on the new hard drive.
If I want to replace my existing hard drive with a new, larger capacity drive, can I simply use a program like Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image, create an image of my existing hard drive onto an external USB hard drive, remove the old hard drive, install the brand new hard drive, and restore the image to the new drive? Is it as simple as that, or will that not work?
What about restoring an image made from an old computer to a brand new computer? I'm thinking that wouldn't work, because all the hardware would be different, and would conflict with the settings on the image file.
It is actually easier than that. Just connect your new drive as a slave to the existing drive. Do not partition or format the new drive; install it just like it is straight out of the bag. Boot with the acronis boot cd and choose clone drive. Choose the old drive as the source and the new drive as the destination. Acronis gives you the option to resize partitions or leave them as they are; choose which option you want. When the cloning procedure is finished DO NOT REBOOT. Just shut down and remove the old drive. Put the new drive as the master and now restart.
I'm running Windows XP SP2, and I'm running out of hard drive space. So, I thought I'd buy a new hard drive with about 10 times the storage capacity. Should do the trick.
However, won't I lose all my settings and documents etc.? I've heard horror stories about upgrading components or whole systems with XP. Hasn't Microsoft made life difficult for those wishing to actually open the PC up and tinker? Or is that only a rumour and have I nothing to worry about?
I am running two HDDs, each 20g. What I want to do is replace the main drive ( C: ) with maybe a 200g. Would having the second drive there help at all?
Any advice welcome, thanks.
Hi,I'm thinking of purchasing a Pavilion 15 ab128na laptop and wanted to know about its upgrading capabilities.It ships with a 256GB M.2 SSD drive but this maybe a bit small. Is there room for an additional HDD drive (like the pavilion gaming notebook)? So I would have, for example, the 256GB M.2 SSD drive and a 1TB HDD.Or does the model only allow for 1 hard drive, so I would have to replace the SSD it comes with with a larger capacity SSD?Many Thanks in advance
Here is the Service Manual: Manual This Manual says Star Wars Edition and the 15-ab128na shares the same internals with that model. The problem will be that if your laptop ships with just the M.2 mSSD I do not believe they will include the mounting kit for a 2.5 inch hard drive. You would have to acquire that part in the secondary market somehow. Hard Drive Hardware Kit (brackets and connector) 809296-001 http://www.ebay.com/itm/809296-001-Hp-15-AB027CL-Hard-Drive-Caddy-Kit-Grade-A-/171992018156?hash=item280b85ecec:g:2SgAAOSw7hRWPoW0 Also, accessing the hard drive bay is a bit of a chore and will put the warranty in jeopardy. But to directly answer your question the laptop is designed to have both an M.2 and 2.5 inch SATA drive at the same time. You could also install a hard drive as pure storage using the DVD drive slot with an adapter. Obviously you lose the optical drive but I find myself using mine very rarely these days, anyway. Using that bay will not impact the warranty. Let us know if you need any more help. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Pavilion-15-ab128na-upgrading-hard-drive/td-p/5525895
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows Vista Business Service Pack bit Processor Intel R Core TM Duo CPU E Tivo HD hard a Upgrading drive Solved: GHz x Family Model Stepping Solved: Upgrading a Tivo HD hard drive Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card Intel R Solved: Upgrading a Tivo HD hard drive G G Express Chipset Family Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard Dell Inc T F Antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials Updated and Enabled WOW I just spent a half hour entering my question all fancy-like only to have this system eat it Solved: Upgrading a Tivo HD hard drive up and crap it out somewhere out of my reach These are the times that try men s souls My question involves upgrading a Tivo HD hard disk The model number for the Tivo Unit is TCD I am trying to use the recommended software for this task which is either winMFS or MFSLive I have attached the two hard drives original Tivo drive and new replacement drive using self-powered USB mounts which both plug into the two USB ports on the front of the unit Neither software package sees the drives If I go into Disk Management under Computer Management in the Control Panel I see the following Disk First Hard Drive C Basic GB NTFS Healthy Online Disk Basic GB GB Unallocated Online Disk Z Basic GB RAW GB Healthy Primary Partition Online Windows does not see Disk or Disk with Disk being the original Tivo disk and Disk being the replacement disk Disk is formatted for Linux and disk is not formatted I set up Disk as the Z drive just to see if that would make any difference but it did not My question is quot How do I get the system to recognize Disk and Disk so that the utilities can access them or is there another way to skin this cat quot nbsp
Hi,Im new here but need some help or advice,I would like to install a 240GB SSD into my Yoga 300-11LBY, hovever I need a HHD cable B Flex 3 - 1120 Part number 5C10J08424 I got that off the manual on line, but cant find anyone in the UK who supplies this Lenovo part or is there a simlar part I can install that would work from a simlar notebook.Now if you can't upgrade the notebook how do you install Windows 10 as I only have a 20GB hard drive install with 4.35 GB space available which is not enough to install Windows 10.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Upgrading-the-Hard-Drive-in-a-Yoga-300-11LBY/td-p/3328723
I ve decided that having GB of memory and not being able to use it all in Vista -bit is not good enough for me Roughly I have the following system EVGA -P -N -AR GeForce GTS MB Intel Core Duo E - Seagate Barracuda GB in RAID configuration EVGA -CK-NF -A LGA NVIDIA nForce i SLI So I currently have the RAID running and have just purchased a new TB drive to install Vista -bit I have not yet purchased a second drive to mirror it to yet as I want to make sure the -bit experience works for me Well This is about where I m stuck I have the two old drives in the RAID configuration but I want the operating system on the TB drive Can the TB drive be set up in the RAID utility or do I have to shutdown the RAID to use the TB as a single drive If I disable move drive hard 64-bit Vista to Upgrading to a the RAID what happens to the GB drives I m new to the whole RAID world and I haven t touched this since I set up the computer a year and a half ago Quite simply I d like to run the operating system off of the TB drive and keep the other GBs around for data storage Eventually I d like to add another TB in the future for a mirror Any help if any of this made sense would be appreciated nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-a-hard-drive-to-move-to-vista-64-bit.769098/
I'm not sure if you guys help with upgrade info or not?
I have a Dell Inspiron 700m notebook.
It has an Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60 GHz 1.59 GHz, 496 MB RAM
It has 52 GB hard drive
I've figured out how to upgrade RAM and finding one that is compatible with my laptop, but I am having a hard time understanding if an upgrade of an internal hard drive is possible and just where to get?
For example, I can't figure out if this is an internal hard drive or not?
I don't mean to highjack the thread but I have an additional question that may be helpful for others performing the same type of recovery.
I ordered the recovery CDs for my HP 2000 Notebook just today.
To increase performance, I am also thinking of replacing the factory-installed 320GB hard disk drive (HDD) with a 240GB solid state drive (SSD).
QUESTION: Does the OS recovery CDs/DVDs need the drive to be the exact same size - 320GB? Obviously, WIndows will fit just fine of a 240GB drive. Does the recovery process recreate the recovery partition as well as part of the restoration process?
Thank you for your time and any advice.
SBDavin wrote:I don't mean to highjack the thread but I have an additional question that may be helpful for others performing the same type of recovery. I ordered the recovery CDs for my HP 2000 Notebook just today. To increase performance, I am also thinking of replacing the factory-installed 320GB hard disk drive (HDD) with a 240GB solid state drive (SSD). QUESTION: Does the OS recovery CDs/DVDs need the drive to be the exact same size - 320GB? Obviously, WIndows will fit just fine of a 240GB drive. Does the recovery process recreate the recovery partition as well as part of the restoration process? Thank you for your time and any advice. It is advised not to go smaller on the replacement drive. SSD are pretty inexpensive for 500G right now. You don't want to go smaller. It doesn't have to be the exact same size but it should always be bigger not smaller. Factory recovery will create AS IS from the factory setup and recovery partition if you should use the Factory Recovery media.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrading-legacy-hard-drive-to-sata-SSD/td-p/5681210
I am using a XP Professional with SP and I am trying to upgrade from a GB to a TB Hard Drive A few years back I went from a GB HD to the current GB HD Then everything went fine Now it doesn t matter whether I use Automatic Manual WD s Software or Acronis all I get is a patchwork screen of separate letters with black space Hard Upgrading to Problems 500GB Drive 2TB and nothing can be done with it Now I did notice that the data was transferred to the TB HD It just won t boot I have plugged the HD in by its self - no good If I plug in both it boots to the GB and the files can be seen on both the gb and Upgrading 500GB to 2TB Hard Drive Problems the new TB HD s Upgrading 500GB to 2TB Hard Drive Problems Well here is a Hijack This scan Please try and help me If you need more info Upgrading 500GB to 2TB Hard Drive Problems just ask Steve Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at AM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Boot mode Normal Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C PROGRA AVG AVG avgchsvx exe C PROGRA AVG AVG avgrsx exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C Program Files AVG AVG avgwdsvc exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C Program Files Common Files LightScribe LSSrvc exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files CDBurnerXP NMSAccessU exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files IDT WDM STacSV exe C Program Files NeoSmart Technologies ToolTipFixer ToolTipFixer exe C Program Files AVG AVG Identity Protection Agent Bin AVGIDSAgent exe C Program Files AVG AVG avgnsx exe C Program Files AVG AVG avgemcx exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C Program Files IDT WDM sttray exe C WINDOWS system hkcmd exe C WINDOWS system igfxpers exe C Program Files AVG AVG avgtray exe C Program Files HP HP Software Update HPWuSchd exe C Program Files AVG Secure Search vprot exe C Program Files Common Files Java Java Update jusched exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Program Files Common Files InstallShield UpdateService ISUSPM exe C Program Files AVG AVG Identity Protection agent bin avgidsmonitor exe C Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exe C PROGRA AVG AVG avgrsx exe C Program Files AVG AVG avgcsrvx exe C Program Files Trend Micro HijackThis HijackThis exe R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Search URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http search coupons com O - BHO AcroIEHlprObj Class - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO WormRadar com IESiteBlocker NavFilter - CA F - F E- B -A E- E E C C - C Program Files AVG AVG avgssie dll O - BHO Java tm Plug-In SSV Helper - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - BHO AVG Security Toolbar - B C- C F- BF -B - A - C Program Files AVG Secure Search AVG Secure Search toolbar dll O - BHO Speed Analysis - A FC-B E- EC - F D-C F B DF - C Program Files Speed Analysis ScriptHost dll O - BHO Java tm Plug-In SSV Helper - DBC -A - b-BC - C C C A - C Program Files Java jre bin jp ssv dll O - BHO TBSB - FCBCCB - - B D-B -F D BEB - C Program Files Coupons com CouponBar tbcore dll file missing O - Toolbar Coupons com CouponBar - E B - C - DE- - D BBECD - C Program Files Coupons com CouponBar tbcore dll file missing O - Toolbar AVG Security Toolbar - B C- C F- BF -B - A - C Program Files AVG Secure Search AVG Secure Search toolbar dll O - HKLM Run SysTrayApp ProgramFiles IDT WDM sttray exe O - HKLM Run IgfxTray C WINDOWS system igfxtray exe O - HKLM Run HotKeysCmds C WINDOWS system hkcmd exe O - HKLM Run Persistence C WINDOWS system igfxpers exe O - HKLM Run AVG TRAY C Program Files AVG AVG... Read morehttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-500gb-to-2tb-hard-drive-problems.1136381/
About a year ago I decided to get a laptop for my work/schooling need, I purchesed this laptop with a 100GB SSD not knowing how little this would be for the tasks that I was going to be doing on this laptop. I have a blank 1TB hard drive and a hard drive replicator that I could to easily clone the smaller drive onto the large drive. However I still have a fair amount of warrenty present for the laptop. If I swap out the hard drive will this void my warrenty? Thanks,
Not on a Probook. The hard drive compartment is customer accessible and customer can change hard drive. See p. 35 of the Manual here: Service Manual Post back for any more questions. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Will-Upgrading-my-Hard-Drive-void-my-Warranty/td-p/5618087
Hi i have a Emachines T5230.
Here is the link to the specs from CNET: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/emachines-t5230/4507-3118_7-32493849.html
Right now it has a 1.0 x 250.0 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 7200.0 rpm Hard Drive.
It has a Gateway / eMachines 300 Watt Power Supply with SATA 20-Pin.
Here is a link for more specifics for the Power Supply: http://www.skyline-eng.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6039
I a couple of questions
1. Can i install another hard drive as a backup?
2. If so does it have to be 7200 rpm? Can it be faster?
3. If i buy this one from newegg could i in the future put it in a custom build?
Backup Hard Drive i want to get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075
I would seriously consider changing the drive to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098 Free shipping makes it almost none more expensive than the other one, and it's double the size.
For a backup drive, even this will work: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152137 If you plan to use the drive later for other purposes than backups and storing files (installing games onto it, installing your OS on it, then get a faster drive than that(the samsung ecogreen))
All of the linked drives will work just fine.
To the actual questions:
2: no, yes.
3: Well, yes. Still, the 320 GB one is more reasonable to get. You can never have too much storage space.
As a sidenote, the Blues are 95% probably faster than your current boot drive. You could gain a slight performance increase if you copied your current hard drive (using a specific program for that, Acronis Tru Image for example (not freeware, 30-day trial available)) and used the new drive as your OS drive.
I need help choosing the correct hard drive for upgrading a Dell Dimension 4300S PC.
Is it "IDE" ? Or, can I use a "SATA" ?
My existing hard drive is damaged and it was only 40GB.
So, I want to switch the hard drive to make a working PC for my 2 yr. old son to play with...
After choosing the correct type of HD, how will I install the operating system and necessary software?
I have the disks from Dell. But, what do I need to do exactly?
I need step by step help because I have never done this before...
I hope someone with experience can help me.
Your hard disk is what is commonly referred to as IDE or ATA, not SATA.
Any suggestion on which ssd is compatible with my dell studio 1555.
Any standard 2.5" 7 mm SATA SSD will work - you will need a spacer (the system is designed for a 9.5 mm hard drive) to mount the drive; some kits from Samsung and Crucial include these.
You won't see 6G speeds in this system, which is older and has a SATA 3G controller.
I have a Dell Dimension running XP Professional SP It came with hard drives drive after Windows second hard extremely upgrading slow but only gb each I decided to upgrade the second HDD to a gb WD drive because I wanted more storage space for files So I installed the drive using the same sata port on the motherboard as the old drive booted up then went into Manage then initialized and formatted the Windows extremely slow after upgrading second hard drive new drive After that finished I could see and access the new D drive in My Computer and everything seemed fine But then after shutting down the next time I booted up it took several minutes Once it finally booted up Windows was running so slowly its virtually unusable I tried rebooting a couple times with the same result I also tried a hard drive diagnostic within the boot menus and the drive passed this test I opened up the case and disconnected the new drive from the motherboard and the computer works just fine as long as the gb isn t connected Windows is running off the primary drive so it doesn t make sense that the second drive would affect how Windows is running I haven t changed any configurations or settings -- everything is exactly the same as it was with the old secondary drive Another sidenote I know that my motherboard can handle a gb drive This is my dad s old computer and he previously had a gb drive installed nbsp
Download Crystal Disk Info and run it see any cauction on your 2nd HD status ..
Hi All, My hard drive has been damaged and I'm planning to take this opportunity to upgrade to an SSD. Admittedly I am rather inexperienced in computer parts and there is little information online per SSD drive compatibility besides ads promoting the sale of certain upgrade kits. Can you recommend a model of SSD that is compatible with the Lenovo Ideapad S400? I'd like a 240gb SSD drive. I've been looking at the SanDisk 240GB 520mbs SATA III SSD. I've also heard that some notebooks might need sizing brackets for their drive replacements, will I require one for the S400? Thanks for your help.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Ideapad-S400-Upgrading-Damaged-Hard-Drive-to-SSD/td-p/3304223