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Windows 7: Hard Drive Failure

11 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Hard Drive Failure

I recently dropped my old sony vaio on the ground while it was on. It lost power and when i went to boot it back up i received the error Operating System not found. The hard drive was making a continuous beeping noise. I beleive the hard drive corrupted so i bought a new one but now how do i go about getting my operating system back? The machine is no longer under warranty and did not come with a recovery disc. any help would be much appreciated.

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11 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

Well, I'm a bit confused here. Bad hard drives typically make a clicking sound, not a beeping sound to begin with.

edit: if you have a valid win 7 key you should be able to install from any win 7 disc. Perhaps you could borrow one.
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11 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

i have the sticker on the bottom. that has the key with it. is there a site that i can download a copy from? i dont know anyone with a copy and dont feel like spending $200 on a cd
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11 Feb 2011   #4

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7

Why need to replace HDD? You can get it repaired using Startup Repair: Startup Repair

If you are going to start with new HDD, you will need to do start over with Clean Installation using your Windows 7 DVD.

EDIT: We don't provide links for free Windows 7 as it is against the forum rules.
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11 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional (64x)

As DeanP said we will not and are not allowed to give you a link for a free windows 7. But do not forget that Google is your friend.

Also if you did not get a CD when you bought your computer from a coperation. Contact them about the problem since they should still be able to provide you with a CD or atleast help you solve the problem. Do not forget to bring the receipt with you or they will most likley denie that you ever bought the computer at them!
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