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04-10-2012 02:16 PM
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04-11-2012 04:57 PM
OK (sigh) truly stressed out!
Kinda figured that, but I have a few more queries, then close up shop (especially since the warranty ran out 3/20/12) for P/N VM114UA#ABA... figures, huh?
1) The HDD I'm replacing is the WD3200BEVT SCORPIO BLUE
A-Which of the store HDD should I get?
Can I get one of higher capacity &/or faster RPM?
B-Local store sells the BPVT, and the BEKT for $70/$100.
Which will work with my laptop?
C- Is it possible to purchase the equivalent from HP AND a warranty?
2) The HDD doesn't sound physically broken (no rattles or such), could the TROJAN virus cause it to be inaccessible? If I continue to attempt to access it, will it erase the data already stored on it? Or worse yet, infest the motherboard!?
3) Can this HDD be formatted and reused? If the error I got is in RecoveryMgr.exe, does that affect the HHD, the memory (which was ok??), or the motherboard? Will I be able to use those 3 original Recovery Disks to format and install Windows on the store bought HHD?
OK, I think that covers it... for now... lol THANKS!