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Internal HD Replacement & System Recovery


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#1 Dejan Smaic

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:28 AM

Hi all, I could use some help ASAP. I have a HP dv7 laptop with Windows 7 OS. I had to replace my internal HD. Prior to replacement, I made a set of 7 system recovery disks. The PROBLEM is: after I replaced my internal HD, tyrned the computer on, the screen prompted "No bootable device -....". So inserted my first disk, then a screen with 3 columns popped up. I chose "system recovery". Then went through the sequence of inserting the 7 system recovery disks. When all was said and done, nothing really changed...I do not have my OS back, just a prompted to "insert bootable device". I did reboot the laptop. Am I missing something here? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance!

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:00 AM

Make sure the BIOS sees the the new internal drive. Make sure the power and data cables are inserted correcty

Than change the boot order to CD drive and boot into reecovery via disc

I think they will format the drive before they restore the system.

Make sure its formatted to NTFS before system recovery

to format the drive go to a command prompt type in Format C: and enter. It all depends on the BIOS see the new drive.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:13 AM

Make sure the BIOS sees the the new internal drive. Make sure the power and data cables are inserted correcty

Than change the boot order to CD drive and boot into reecovery via disc

I think they will format the drive before they restore the system.

Make sure its formatted to NTFS before system recovery

to format the drive go to a command prompt type in Format C: and enter. It all depends on the BIOS see the new drive.



Thanks for the reply. No luck. I did all except "CMD Format C"...I could not install the OS to format the HD, or is there another way via BIOS?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:21 AM

So the BIOS can see the HD correct and you still get that error.

Boot into Recovery disk there should be a Command Prompt enter that route

you should see this

X:/Sources/> type in cd C:

C:> format c:

that will automatically format using NTFS

If you aren't able to go into that option. What are the tools that you do have or only system recovery only on that disk

Do you see this screen http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:29 PM

Reference: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=bph07145

If you followed the correct procedure for your system...I suggest contacting HP, with a request for replacement software.

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