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HP Pavilion p6130y hard drive failure

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#1 tsmoore88


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Posted 17 August 2011 - 07:11 PM

Hello all,

First off, thank you for taking time to read my topic. I have an HP Pavilion p6130y desktop PC and when I turned it on this morning it would just start up and get stuck at the "windows is loading files" screen. I managed to run some diagnostic tests on it and discerned that the hard drive has failed (it is a Western Digital). On top of ordering Windows 7 recovery disks from HP I need to replace the HD and would like to try my hand at SSD, is there anything I need to know first? Is there a process for switching from HDD to SSD? I have done some research online and would like to confirm my findings before spending my hard earned cash. Thank you for your time!
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#2 killerx525


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Posted 19 August 2011 - 05:14 AM

Same method as you would normally change out a HDD but you will need a bracket which will mount the 2.5" SSD.. Getting a large SSD will be more expensive.

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