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Installing win 7 Pro on a new Seagate hard drive..could use some assistance


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#1 charlie j

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

Got a HP Pavilion dv7-3065dx 17.3" Notebook - Customized, and would like to install Win7 Pro on a new Seagate hard drive, could use some help with the drive, only getting a blank screen when I boot up. Can't seem to get to Bios, I only installed the drive a few minutes ago,so I'ts right out of the box.

Some info on Laptop:

Brand: HP

Processor Type: AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core M640
Model: Pavilion dv7-3065dx
Processor Speed: 2.60 GHz
Screen Size: 17.3"
Graphics Processing Type: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics RS780M
Product Line: Pavilion
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Laptop Hard Disk Drive 500 GB  SATA
Thanks in advance!
Charlie


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

Hi,

 

I am assuming your copy of Win 7 is on a CD/DVD. It should be sufficient to turn the computer on and let it go as far as it wants, it doesn't matter. Open the CD/DVD drive, put the install disc in and start the computer up again. You should then see a message on the screen 'Press any key to boot from CD', literally press any key ( I usually hit the space bar - it's the biggest ! ) and the installation process should start running.

 

If it doesn't, it may be because your BIOS is not set up to boot from the optical drive first, Again, this is fairly easy to change. Immediately after you start your computer, you should see a screen probably mentioning HP with some text on it. As soon as you see this screen, tap the 'Delete' key a few times and this should take you into BIOS setup. If it doesn't, re-start and look at the text on the screen, one of the lines will say 'Key 'X' or 'Y' or 'Z' to access setup'. Re-start and press this key, and you should be in the BIOS setup. If you are, along the top of the screen you will see various headings, among which will be 'Boot'. Use the left / Right arrows to highlight this and press 'Enter'. This will take you into this screen. Use the Up and Down arrows to select the command 'Boot Priority' and press 'Enter' again. This will open the command and you will be able to check the sequence.

 

It should be 1st - Optical drive; 2nd - hard drive. If it isn't, follow the instructions on the right hand side of the screen to adjust the sequence. When you have it correct, press 'Escape' twice and you should have a box pop up which says 'Save changes and exit'  - 'Yes / No' Select 'Yes', press 'Enter' again and you should now be able to get the computer to boot from the CD/DVD when you put it in the drive as above.

 

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:23 PM

Hey Chris,

Thanks for the reply, again yeah I'm not seeing anything on the screen "black" blank screen



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

I found a reference to somebody else who had similar problems, it might be worth your while checking this out :-

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Lockups-Freezes-Hangs/Pavilion-dv7-3065dx-laptop-will-not-boot/td-p/1043607

 

It seems that these computers can suffer from video card problems. One other tip worth trying, mentioned in the above article, is to take out your RAM stick(s) and reseat them. Other than that, I am running out of ideas, not having an HP laptop to play with. In general, it does seem to be a fairly well thought of computer.

 

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

What circumstances...led to your attempt to install a new hard drive, please?

 

Perhaps the system has problems...that did not lie with the old hard drive.

 

Does the system boot normally with the old hard drive?

 

Have you tried the old hard drive on a different system, accessing the files as a secondary hard drive?

 

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:22 AM

Thanks for your reply, problem turned out to be a bad memory chip (new), replaced - works fine

Charlie



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

Thanks for letting us know...happy computing :).

 

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