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Windows 7: windows 7 doesnt run right after new HDD

12 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
windows 7 doesnt run right after new HDD

ok guys i got some problems with my computer(dell inspiron 1525). so about 6 mths ago i bought a new WD Blue Scorpio 1TB HDD and ran windows 7 with no issues, about a month ago the HDD failed and i had it replace through the warranty. now i have another new HDD trying to run the same exact version of 7 and nothing is working right. the internet is complete crap 90% of the time nothing loads i get this,

"The server at can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network."

i also have issues with IE so i know its not chrome and nothing has changed as far as my router/ISP just a new HDD

also im trying to install "playstation media server" any i keep getting an error that java runtime environment 7.0 wont install (i just installed this on my PC a couple days after my laptop died with no issues, and just to confirm that its my computer and not the program last night i installed it on my sisters laptop no problem)

theres other issues but im not going to list all of them.

any idea on what my issue could be?

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12 May 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit

Hello BasicConcepts and welcome to Seven Forums.

If my one remaining aging brain cell is working tonight, I seem to recall that the Inspiron 1525 came out around the beginning of 2008 and was discontinued about a year later in favor of the 1545. So my first guess would be if you have the required drivers to run Windows 7. This Microsoft Technet article may be a good starting point.

Very brief guide to drivers for upgrading a Dell Inspiron 1525 from Vista 32-bit to Vista 64-bit or Windows 7 64-bit.

A second thought is if the first WD and entire computer worked with no issues perhaps you've got a defective 2nd WD. It sometimes happens.
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12 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

well i dont really think its the HDD i would assume that wouldnt cause internet and downloading issues. for giggles i just reformatted and reinstalled 7 32 bit (with no change), im almost positive thats what i should be running but i may be wrong. would running 32 vs 64 affect anything like this?
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13 May 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

please follow the recommendations given to you.
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