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HP Pavilion dv6911om - unable to install Vista on new hard drive

Q: HP Pavilion dv6911om - unable to install Vista on new hard drive

The old hard drive completely failed to the point that I am unable to recover any data on it. So I put in a new hard drive and went to reinstall Vista and got the lovely error about needing to load a driver for the hard drive. I've tried every Vista driver listed and it won't load the driver for the hard drive. I flashed the BIOS, still no luck. The BIOS does not offer any options to change the settings on how to read the hard drive.

Any suggestions on what else I could try?

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A: HP Pavilion dv6911om - unable to install Vista on new hard drive

Somewhere in your bios there will be a setting to select which mode the hard drive is running in. You may well have a SATA drive which Vista should have drivers for but in this case you need to set the hard drive to run in IDE mode then it should install. After installation load all the mobo drivers which should then allow you to set the HD back to sata/raid operation which is much faster.
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A:unable to see hard drive in windows vista install

i also hooked it up to another computer and it work and saw the drive and i tried to install vista on it then but i got a boot failure when i put it in the computer it is supposed to be in.
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Hi @wreavesjr! You can install another HDD in the PC since there's a free SATA port.As for the power cable, if your has multiple SATA connectors you can use it to plug the secondary HDD to the system as well. Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Cheers!
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A:Re: install a second hard drive on pavilion 550-126

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Is it actually reading the disk? What error message are you receiving?
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and welcome to the Forum

You need to boot from the Vista Installation disc.This is a good guide to reinstalling Vista . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.

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A:unable to installSeagate External Hard Drive in Vista

Here is a little blurb from Microsoft about External hard drives
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A:Unable to install Win7 to new hard drive. X:\windows\system32> error.

Try to get into Command prompt of the Repair section of your installation disk and run those commands: (each individually and followed by Enter)

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A:Trying to install Vista on my new hard drive.

Because your install got a little farther after cleaning the CD, I would suspect that it is a media problem, DVD drive issue, or a little of both. If you have the iso file, burn the iso again at the lowest speed (4X should be fine) and see if the install completes.
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A:Can't install Vista to new hard drive :(

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A:I cant install Vista because it cant detect my hard drive

Check in the biost setup is it detected there, let us know then
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A:Can I install Vista on portable hard drive?

In a word, the answer is no.
The ability to run a live Windows system on a USB device was a new feature in Windows 8 Enterprise called Windows To Go.
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Hi, from Another Old Guy .

Yes, your AMD processor supports 64-bit operating systems, so no problem there.

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A:emachine hard drive issue when trying to install vista...

are u trying to upgrade to vista or what

did vista come with the pc

and whats the error/issue
be a little more info on it

have u tryed to do a CLEAN INSTALL
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click start
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hi,,, if you know anyone with an origanal vista disc then they can install vista back on your machine using the product key on the bottom of the laptop,,, a greenish blue sticker with microsoft on it,,,,, this install will not load all the HP stuff that comes with your pc when new,,,, but once the os is back on you could look on the discs to find all the HP stuff,,,,
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Hey Kevin,

It seems as though the CD your using is missing important files which are needed to install your OS. There is not much you can really do about this, except request a new CD and try that. Usually with Vista a seperate partition is created and the Vista installation files are stored there, if you've reformatted the hard-drive then you have most likely deleted all these files.

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Hello Joe, and welcome to Vista Forums.

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Ayup Lee....again

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Long DST - Not Available 
Hard Disk (3F0)
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Looks like a defective hard drive.   Any information on Hard drive replacement would be nice.  Do not want to break the touch screen.   It does boot at times but looks like the hard drive is failing with these error codes.  Any help on the error codes and or hard drive replacement would be helpfull.
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A:hp pavilion 15-n278sa : new hard drive issue

rancid wrote:...  Pressing F2 for Hardware Diagnostics, and selecting "Hard Drive Check" just returns "SMART CHECK : NOT AVAILABLE" & "Long DST : NOT AVAILABLE" ......Hi, Lokks like it can't see the new HDD. Please check the connectors and reseat properly first. The SATA cable are very thin on many laptops. Regards.
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A:Pavilion 15 ab128na upgrading hard drive

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 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.
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A:HP Pavilion 11-h110ca x2 PC hard drive upgrade

Hey @ChuckBattams, Welcome to the HP forums. I understand you have questions about upgrading the size of the SSD in your Pavilion x2 notebook. The notebook supports up to 128GB m2 SATA SSD. Note that an m2 SATA drive is slimmer than a standard notebook drive as it has to fit in the tablet portion of the notebook so be cautious searching for an upgrade. The notebook should theoretically work with a larger SSD, however I can only confirm that it will work with up to 128GB as listed in the service guide for your device. You can see detailed instructions on replacing the SSD on page 44 here: HP Pavilion 11 x2 PC - Maintenance and Service Guide. Note the part number 742736-001 listed for the 128GB m2 SATA drive. Hope this helps.
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A:Installing secondary hard drive in my Hp Pavilion

@hpannken, welcome to the forum. You will need the hard drive and SATA power and data cables.  You will leave the boot drive attached as it is and connect the second drive to another SATA port on the motherboard.  You can't leave the second drive connected when booting if you have an OS on it.  This can cause conflicts and problems with booting. If the primary drive fails, you would simply disconnect the SATA cables for it and connect the second drive where it was connected. Now, some food for thought.  I never use internal drives for backup.  I have two external USB hard drives and a thumb drive that I use for backup.  They are far easier to connect and don't block airflow inside of the case. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:HP Pavilion dv1000 hard drive upgrade - how to?

simple. clone the current contents of your drive to your new hd - use a usb to ide adapter. use a clone tool like acronos. Some new drives have kits.

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Depends on the question, and I cannot work out what that is.

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