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Thread Tools Display Modes 03-01-2010, 02:49 PM #1 MisterAngry Join Date: Dec 2007 Reputation: 97 Posts: 1,506 Installed a new hard drive, now PC won't turn on... I won't be able to post my answers until 9pm Pacific Time (or so). Sold quite a few power supply installs that way. I'm very happy with it I only had to promise my son a new laptop for Christmas. get redirected here

Same SATA and power connection as the old drive. Only and only if the right recovery/restore discs were used, because HP has a tendency to make it go bad, otherwise. If not, there’s a hardware problem, which I’ll go into later. Or does the generic name on the boot drive indicate a problem?

Installed New Hard Drive And It Wont Boot

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Now power-ON do you get the bios display or initial booting display. First check what I ask for. 0 Message Author Comment by:MrChip2 ID: 402177652014-07-24 Hi noxcho, Sorry for such a slow reply. Right now it seems like I killed the computer. Windows 10 Won't Boot With Second Hard Drive This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

All rights reserved. Computer Won't Boot With Second Hard Drive Sorry There was an error emailing this page. return new HD to system and try again. dig this The files I am referring to must be on root of C: drive which is your system drive.

Remove the CMOS Battery4. Pc Won't Boot From Hard Drive Sign up for free! If so, Windows would have placed a hidden recovery partition on that drive. do you smell any smoke or see any capacitors looking funky?

Computer Won't Boot With Second Hard Drive

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Just when I put the case back together I had a bad premonition - I was wondering if changing the drives would effect booting. Get More Info Check all the connections especially the keyboard. Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. set the jumper back to pin 1-2 from 2-3 8. Computer Won't Power On With Hard Drive Plugged In

Nickelback1 07:54 22 Mar 12 This should read as an XP system not Vista - thanks KRONOS the First 09:57 22 Mar 12 It might be nothing more simple than Then I disconnected the old drive and connected the new drive. Good luck! http://diskpocalypse.com/hard-drive/replaced-internal-hard-drive.php But then how could I have done that...

When it was booting a message quickly flashed - No Virtual Disks! Hard Drive Detected In Bios But Won't Boot Don't have an account? I still do not know which SSD is the C drive vs.

No Physical Disks!

johndrew 10:19 22 Mar 12 If you are using a PATA (IDE) HDD, make sure the jumper is set to "master". My non-OS drive has one from a setup mistake I made during installation and I can't remove it without reinstalling windows.I believe windows boot manager (what is usually first boot priority) Nickelback1 15:25 22 Mar 12 Checked connections, appear to be all ok, I have tried USB keyboard in different USB slots to no avail, I have also tried a cordless keyboard Windows Won't Boot Without Second Hard Drive The model # on the back of the computer is MFATXSTL EL2500X.

I then booted fine into the new Windows and copied over all my files and such. How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress Windows maintenance, done dirt-cheap Troubleshoot Your Boot-Up and Shutdown Problems Video AMD drops huge news on Ryzen overclocking and core counts at CES Follow Rick's Daily Tips on Social Media… Follow @ricksdailytips Check out these popular posts… Be wary of accepting Facebook friend requests from people you are already friends with Log out this page I am typing this note from my healed PC.

Two reasons: 1 - The Windows installation that came pre-installed on the Gateway is loaded with drivers that were written to work with the hardware devices in that particular machine. I was now wondering if it is possible to install the new hard drive now and if you can give me an idea of where I should start? Ask a new question Read More Boot Hard Drives Windows 7 Related Resources Windows XP wont boot up after installing hard drive Hard drive won't boot after installing new power supply When you removed that hard drive and it's recovery partition, you would not be allowed to boot.

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