Ok first of all bought laptop used worked great for long time then all of a sudden blue screen of death with the message (inaccesible boot drive) So after countless hours searching the web for causes came up with the hard drive bad. So ordered another hard drive swapped the adapter over plugged it in Bios recognizes it but comes up with "Primary hard disk drive 0 failure" "No bootable devices". Tried running windows recovery and install disk countless times with no success (always comes up with some error or in the manual install says there is no harddrive to install on). Although with the old drive during the reinstall try I would only get the blue screen of death with the new drive it just comes up with errors and needs to exit. So I spent another 6 hours trying to burn and run hard drive utility disks from hitachi (brand of new drive) and once again get countless errors (hitachi disposition code=0x71) and (trying to use program on non HGST drive when the program will only work for HGST). Now I am stuck and cant figure out any other options to make this work. Last thing I looked at was everyone said cmos batttery dead. Well bios does keep memory for awhile but after no use for weeks it wont keep it. Took battery out says 7.5V tested at 6.7V so not to far off but not new either. Can anyone point me in the right direction to somehow install windows on this new drive and make it boot up? Thanks.
Edited by chanman, 13 January 2011 - 04:30 PM.