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Windows 7: How can I disable the "Windows detected a hard disk problem" warning?

29 Nov 2017   #31
Izzywizzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
Do you want a big drive, or a fast drive?

If you want a fast drive, get an SSD (Solid State Drive):
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-PLU...ndisk+ssd+plus

If you want a big drive, get a mechanical hard drive:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Bar...%3A10625609031

If you don't store lots of data on your hard drive, the SSD will give you more than enough room for normal usage. But if you do store lots of data, the mechanical drive has a lot more room.

Since you have an older computer, I suggest that you go with the SSD.

After getting everything set up on the SSD, you'll need to activate TRIM. TRIM will make your SSD have a longer life.
I'm happy with 250GB. Anyways, this might be a stupid question, but can the cable wire fit on the SSD or do I also have to get a new cable? Not sure how that works.


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29 Nov 2017   #32
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

The new drive should simply plug in. If you can easily remove your old drive, you should be able to easily install your new drive. On most laptops, there is a door on the bottom of the computer, secured in place by a single screw. Remove the screw, and you can remove the door. You can then slide the drive right out, and slide in the new drive.

Be sure to touch your hands to some metal, to remove the static electricity from them, before handling the drive.

There is no hard drive cable for most laptops. The connectors on the drive slide right into the connectors on the laptop when you insert the drive all the way into its space.

Before doing any of this, power completely down, remove the main laptop battery, and unplug the laptop. In fact, unplug all cables and devices from the laptop. Wait a few minutes to give the power time to dissipate from the computer.

Before purchasing the new drive, try to remove the old one by following the above steps. You will immediately know how easy or difficult it will be. (It will likely be very easy.)
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29 Nov 2017   #33
Izzywizzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've taken out the hard drive and then back in a couple of times because it was saying that there was no hard drive detected a few times. I know what you mean, though, but there is a little wire that connects the hard drive to the laptop on this one. I took a picture, Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
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29 Nov 2017   #34
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

You need to take the cover off of the drive, then take a picture of what the wire is connected to. Also, unplug the wire and take a picture of the connector on the drive. Finally, take a picture of the label on the drive, showing the brand name and model number. Post these pics, so that we can see them.

Check out this cable:
Genuine Dell Inspiron 13z 5323 Laptop SATA HDD Hard Drive Connector W/ Cable | eBay

Zoom in on the picture, and look at the connector on the right end of the cable. This is the kind of connector that your hard drive should connect to. With most laptops, this connector is built into the laptop. Perhaps with your laptop, there is a cable rather than a built-in connector.
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30 Nov 2017   #35
Izzywizzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Alright, I'll do that as soon as I can.
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30 Nov 2017   #36
Izzywizzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Here are the hard drive and connector pics.

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Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

Btw, I've made the recovery DVD's. Had to use four of them and it went successful. Now I don't have to worry about the operating system, hopefully.
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01 Dec 2017   #37
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please, don't use external links to post images.
Use the paper clip (on top right menu) - browse to the file image - upload.

Do you have the COA sticker on the bottom or under the battery? You may need it as the recovery disks sometimes only work on a disk size equal or bigger than the original disk.
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01 Dec 2017   #38
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Hi Izzywizzy

This tutorial by Brink should be helpful for posting the preferred way to post snap shots in this forum.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Help Forums

It's a lot safer for the forum and it's members.

Jack
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01 Dec 2017   #39
Izzywizzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Please, don't use external links to post images.
Use the paper clip (on top right menu) - browse to the file image - upload.

Do you have the COA sticker on the bottom or under the battery? You may need it as the recovery disks sometimes only work on a disk size equal or bigger than the original disk.
Ow, sorry about that.

I don't know what a "COA" is.
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01 Dec 2017   #40
Izzywizzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Hi Izzywizzy

This tutorial by Brink should be helpful for posting the preferred way to post snap shots in this forum.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Help Forums

It's a lot safer for the forum and it's members.

Jack
Thanks, I've found the paperclip.
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