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Windows 7: hard drive replacement killed the laptop?


26 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium x64 bit
 
 
hard drive replacement killed the laptop?

alright, I'm posting on behalf of a friend(doing chat on facebook..), who is trying to replace the harddrive on a windows 7 laptop.

now.. installation of the new drive did not go to plan, so he tried to put the old one in, and the computer apparently took this as cause to commit seppeku if you will.

we have tried everything, up to and including testing for a bad mobo, which I suspect it is.

all he's getting is a power light, not even the screen's backlight is coming up.

attached is the system specs below.

intel dual core 1.75, 160gb hdd, 2gb ram, compaq presario cq60


help?

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26 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Is the computer at least getting to the bios screen ?
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26 Dec 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium x64 bit
 
 

no, and thats the first thing he tried even before I suggested it.
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26 Dec 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium x64 bit
 
 

update: harddrive is loading. it just wont enter windows.

also, it is flat out refusing to load to bios.
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26 Dec 2012   #5

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

If the new HD is a new Raw HD it won't have any Windows operating system on it.
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26 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

He`s pushing the correct key to get into the bios ?

In no way simply exchanging a hard drive should have messed with the bios.

Could you elaborate on what you meant by "the new hard drive install didn`t go as planned"
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26 Dec 2012   #7
Doz

Windows Home Basic 32 bit
 
 

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
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26 Dec 2012   #8

windows 7 home premium x64 bit
 
 

hey doz, I figured these guys could help since I'm drawing conflicting conclusions here. they should have you sorted to rights if not soon, then in a reasonable timeframe.
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26 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
If the new HD is a new Raw HD it won't have any Windows operating system on it.
He put the old back in.
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26 Dec 2012   #10

windows 7 home premium x64 bit
 
 

hence... the computer trying to commit seppeku. I've never seen this kind of behavior before. so, I sent him to where I go when I've got a problem.
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