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Solved: Harddrive Replacement for laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sladeownsyou, Apr 15, 2009.

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  1. sladeownsyou

    sladeownsyou Thread Starter

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    Specs:
    MSI PR400 NoteBook Intel Pentium dual-core T3400(2.16GHz) 14" Wide XGA 2GB Memory 250GB HDD DVD Super Multi Intel GMA X3100

    Problem:
    Replacing my old harddrive, i had dropped the laptop and smashed the LCD, ez repair cost me 40 bucks. Loaded it up Bios still worked registered all of the hardware so i thought i was in the clear. Go to boot from HDD gave me a disk error and press ctrlaltdel to restart, went to reinstal OS from disc, so boot from disc, gave me a bootmngr error, so my guess is the HDD is shot, so gonna have to replace, now ive never replaced a completely shot HDD on a laptop, always my replacments have been for an upgrade sake, and i just copied all the info over via a USB HDD hub. Now how do i go about putting the OS and settings onto this new HDD. Im at a complete loss here. SO any info would help. thank you

    I also have another thread on here addressing the original HDD problem, not much there.


     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Since the old drive is physically damaged, you have to reinstall Windows from an installation or recovery disk.
     
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