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joland
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What are the Steps to Installing New Hard Drive for Compaq Presario 61-420US Notebook

I purchased a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320 GB Sata Hard Drive to replace fried original.  The drive is installed.  After turning on laptop, error message was 'no boot device detected'.

 

I turned off laptop and pressed F2.  I'm running a hard drive test, first short then long version. 

 

What are my next steps?

 

I have the HP Recovery disks in hand?

 

Thanks!

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joland wrote:

I purchased a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320 GB Sata Hard Drive to replace fried original.  The drive is installed.  After turning on laptop, error message was 'no boot device detected'.

 

I turned off laptop and pressed F2.  I'm running a hard drive test, first short then long version. 

 

What are my next steps?

 

I have the HP Recovery disks in hand?

 

Thanks!


Hi,

The error message says that there is nothing for boot, it means that an operating system is not installed or the MBR is corrupted which is not your case. The hard drive is ok, but you have to restore the system using the recovery disks you have got. 

It's simple, change the boot option in the BIOS to CD/DVD-ROM as the first one (press escape on boot and then F10), then you may insert the recovery disk no.1 to the optical drive. Then save the BIOS settings (reboot) and follow the instructions (choose factory reset). It worked for me this way..:smileyhappy:

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joland
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You are a genius!!!

Thank you so much!

Hugs to you!!!

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Hi, you are welcome mate. The recovery disks restore the laptop it its factory condition, it means exactly the same state like when you bought it (with a recovery partition etc.). Next time in troubles hit F11..:smileyhappy:

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Testing - HP 15-p000
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