Compaq Presario Hard Drive replacement

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sullysam1

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I recently installed a new Hard Drive in a Compaq Presario 7000 for the church up the street when there hard drive failed. Once I installed the new HD I tried to reload the software using the Recovery CD. In the instructions for the Recovery CD it says that a menu will appear. When I boot using the Recovery CD it simply comes up with and A> prompt. What am I missing???? It sounded easy!!!!!!!!
 

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Maybe its detected a change in the computer hardware. Type DIR and enter - any setup files? Try D: and enter and then DIR - any setup?
 

sullysam1

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I did change the hardware. It changed from a 20 Gig Drive to a 60 gig drive....I am not currently sitting at the computer so I can't enter the command..
 

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Try partitioning and formating the drive before running the Recovery CD. Does the bios recognise the drive correctly?
 

sullysam1

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I also repartioned the drive and I can do a DIR on it so I think the system knows it's there
 
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