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10-19-2009 03:23 PM
The original hard drive in my dv2025nr became corrupt recently. I am out of warranty, so I bought a replacement hard drive and ordered a recovery disk.
The new hard drive is exactly the same as the original, WD Scorpio, but is 40gb larger. I am waiting on the recovery disk still, but I just read a post stating that for a recovery disk to work on a replaced hard drive, the HD must be 'tattooed' by HP or an authorized service provider. And apparently I am just now reading the motherboard needs the same treatment?
My questions are: Will I need my old hard drive? It is corrupt and won't pass the self-test. And how easy is this whole process of having it tattooed?
I am wondering why this wasn't mentioned when I bought the recovery disk.
Any help would be much appreciated.
10-19-2009 04:49 PM