Need Help Changing Hard Drive

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dpride

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Hello,

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-NW270F laptop and I started getting the "A SMART event occured" message, so I bought a new hard drive. I have recovery disks that I created when I bought the computer about a year ago.

I put the new hard drive in and booted up the computer with the #1 recovery cd in the disk drive. The new hard drive is not recognized and the recovery option do not seem to apply to putting in a new hard drive. It prompts me to click a "select driver" button which takes me to the X drive files and the recovery disk files, but I cannot find a driver in either. Can anyone point me in the right direction and tell me what I need to do to install this new hard drive?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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What operating system?

It may be asking you to choose a SATA driver if it is XP.

Is the old drive usable at all? If so, you could clone or image the old to the new and have everything the same as before.
 

dpride

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OS is Windows 7. I can clone the old drive even though it says a SMART event occured? I thouhght maybe I would be copying errors into the new drive. Also, how would I go about cloning it? I can't plug it in unless the old drive is out? I am kind of new doing this stuff on my own.
 
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To clone the old drive, you would need a USB external enclosure in which you could install the new drive. Then you can clone the old drive to the new one with any of a number of free software downloads. I'm partial to Easeus ToDo Backup Home.

There are many encolsures available online for a reasonable price at Tiger Direct.
 
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