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Windows 7: Loading new hard drive trouble

23 Dec 2013   #1
alyseshadow

windows 7
 
 
Loading new hard drive trouble

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop that recently had a corrupt hard drive. I bought a new WD hard drive to replace it, turned the computer on with the windows 7 CD in the disk drive and had it boot from disk. Windows loaded files and I was able to get through a few steps until it wanted the drivers. I put the drivers disk in and I got an error message saying
no signed device drivers found
I tried another CD since I have 2 of the same laptop and this CD didn't work either. Everywhere online says it's corrupt disks, but I have a hard time believing that since I tried 2 different disks and still get the same message. Am I doing something wrong?


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23 Dec 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Can you allow w7 to completely install, then do the drivers? That's how it works on an older Dell Vostro 1000 I have. It is a Dell OEM disk?
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23 Dec 2013   #3
alyseshadow

windows 7
 
 

It wants to know here to install windows and I have no options! It is a disk from dell that came with my computer!
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23 Dec 2013   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Will the new HDD show in the BIOS?
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23 Dec 2013   #5
alyseshadow

windows 7
 
 

Under system information then device information it says primary hard drive = (none)
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23 Dec 2013   #6
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Remove HDD & refit, check BIOS.
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23 Dec 2013   #7
alyseshadow

windows 7
 
 

Removed & made sure it was in good! Still same problems!
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23 Dec 2013   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you have the Dell manufacturer's diagnostic tools disk?
If YES, run the disk.
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23 Dec 2013   #9
alyseshadow

windows 7
 
 

No, did not get that disk!
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23 Dec 2013   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I would have your motherboard checked.
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