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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

    Apr 15, 2009
    MSI PR400 NoteBook Intel Pentium dual-core T3400(2.16GHz) 14" Wide XGA 2GB Memory 250GB HDD DVD Super Multi Intel GMA X3100

    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

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    Since the old drive is physically damaged, you have to reinstall Windows from an installation or recovery disk.
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