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Upgrading A Hard Drive

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Upgrading A Hard Drive

tjsobieski
I have an older Compaq notebook that has a 80GB HD. I bought a 250GB HD to install on it. I had heard that the easiest way to do this was to install the new HD and do a clean installation of the OS (in this case Vista) I'd never done this before so I "practiced" on the old drive and it was fine. I installed the new drive and tried again and all I got was "system error, contact HP service" What am I doing wrong?
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    Mehul Bhai

    Give us more details like model of laptop/notebook, The new HDD you purchased, etc., then only we, here, will be able to help you solve your problem.
    Have you checked with HP or HP website (now that HP owns COMPAQ Brand) that does your old Compaq laptop/notebook supports 250GB HDD?
    May be the laptop needs BIOS Update.
    AND always post you Questions in The Questions Section and not in The Discussions Setction of the Forum for prompt reply and response.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    During system boot? Your new drive may not be compatible with the PC.

    During Vista install? Use an actual Vista DVD and not the HP restore discs.

    Please provide additional information for more in-depth assistance:

    Notebook model
    Processor
    Installed RAM
    HDD manufacturer
    How you are installing Vista

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    Mehul Bhai

    Give us more details like model of laptop/notebook, The new HDD you purchased, etc., then only we, here, will be able to help you solve your problem.
    Have you checked with HP or HP website (now that HP owns COMPAQ Brand) that does your old Compaq laptop/notebook supports 250GB HDD?
    May be the laptop needs BIOS Update.
    AND always post you Questions in The Questions Section and not in The Discussions Setction of the Forum for prompt reply and response.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    During system boot? Your new drive may not be compatible with the PC.

    During Vista install? Use an actual Vista DVD and not the HP restore discs.

    Please provide additional information for more in-depth assistance:

    Notebook model
    Processor
    Installed RAM
    HDD manufacturer
    How you are installing Vista