Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: New Hard Drive in HP Notebook

05 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
New Hard Drive in HP Notebook


I have installed a new hard drive in my HP Compaq nx6125 notebook. I am also trying to do a clean install of Windows 7.

The new hard drive is 149 GB, larger than previous hard drive.

I am receiving the following error message while trying to install...

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Ensure disk's controller is enabled in computer's BIOS menu"

Windows 7 detects new hard drive.

Can someone please help me? Thank you!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2010   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 New Hard Drive in HP Notebook

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Which 2.5" 9mm SATA notebook hard drive for under £40??
Hi, I need to repalce my hardrive for my Dell Studio 1555 notebook. I think I need to get a 2.5" 9mm SATA notebook hard drive, any suggestions for good products under £40 ?? Thanks
Hardware & Devices
hard drive failed, system image not found on hard drive
hi all, i hope someone can help me out, i am a newbie to all this so bare with me. my hard drive failed over a month ago but i managed to do a system image with win7 to my new 2tb internal hard drive. i cannot get the image recovery to work as i says "no image can be found on hard disk". i am at...
Backup and Restore
Is this hard disk for a laptop or Notebook or does it not matter?
Samsung HM320II Spinpoint M7 459 note 2.5" 320 GB 8 MB 5400 rpm 4 2 SATA 3GB/s. Is this hard disk for a laptop or Notebook or does it not matter? I have done some searching a review on Amazon say it's great for a laptop or tower and I have seen playstation mentioned as well. It is second hand and...
Hardware & Devices
Installed a Notebook drive now W7 cant live without it & hid it
Installed a Notebook drive now W7 cant live without it & hid it. Had a notebook drive I wanted to back some file up on. I put in my W7 computer now W7 will no longer boot from C it will only boot if you go to the boot menu and start with this other drive. I cannot read the drive with any of the...
Hardware & Devices
Notebook not detecting DVD Drive
Hi, I'm running a new Windows 7 laptop and I just tried to play a DVD on it and the laptop is not detecting the DVD drive at all. I can hear the DVD drive working and the disc spinning but even on My Computer it does not detect that there is a DVD drive on the system, can anyone help me please? ...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:04.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App