Hope you will indulge me with another noob question - you've all been very helpful in the past...
HP Pavilion dv7-6b32us laptop (approx 5 years old) running Win7 Home Premium
Just got a 0xc00000e9 error, which - from what I've read - means the hard drive is failing / failed.
No big deal...I've replaced a few hard drives. However...it sure would be nice to recover some of the files on the failed drive, not to mention the OS.
One of the HDD dealers on ebay also offers a 'cloning kit'. I've just today started to 'get myself smart' about cloning hard drives (and I promise to keep researching), but, is it even possible with one that has already failed? My un-knowledgable guess is...it depends on why it failed. But I'm not even sure what questions to ask. Help!!
Another question (this is related, but may have to be moved to the Win7 Forum): Can someone provide a dummies guide to reinstalling the Win7...I suppose using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool? I've downloaded the .iso file (I think), and the tool - but don't know where to go from here (I do have the reg key from the sticker on the bottom of the machine). Again, I've just started to search and research, but I don't think I'm savvy enough to understand what I'm reading. More Help!
Thanx to all!!
Edited by Striper, 07 September 2014 - 11:51 AM.