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Windows 7: hard drive replacement killed the laptop?

26 Dec 2012   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Doz View Post
Xraiders friend here. The hard drive is loading as far as windows, restarting and the going to repair option. I figured it was just not recognizing the new hardware. Old computer refuses to load anything
Which hard drive are you working on, I thought we put the old one back in ?

If the new drive is being recognized then just reinstall windows on it, it is brand new correct ?


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26 Dec 2012   #12
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you make any Recovery Discs or any backups before you started this science experiment ?
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26 Dec 2012   #13
Doz

Windows Home Basic 32 bit
 
 

Okay the idea was putting the hard drive was using into a new computer. This brought up an error that I was half expecting, with windows on the old hard drive not recognizing the new hardware. It was when I put the hard drive back into the old laptop the issues arose and the old machine refused to boot.
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26 Dec 2012   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can`t pull a hard drive from one machine and expect it to boot in another pc. Windows has to be installed on the hard drive while it`s installed on the new hardware. Try creating a system repair disc and run it with the old hard drive installed on the original machine, if that`s what you want to do. Or just install windows ( as stated ) on the new drive.
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26 Dec 2012   #15
Doz

Windows Home Basic 32 bit
 
 

That'd be great but the old machine now has the no boot problem
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27 Dec 2012   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I didn`t think I would have to say this, but, you will have to make the cd on a working windows 7 machine, or just use the windows 7 install dvd. ( my bad, it`s late )
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27 Dec 2012   #17
Doz

Windows Home Basic 32 bit
 
 

Alrighty. Thanks
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27 Dec 2012   #18
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I ask earlier if you have made Recovery Discs or do you have an installer DVD for the version that goes with the orig HD for the Compaq CQ60 HD? If so you may have to run it 3 seperate times to get the system repaired back to where it was working in the original laptop.
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