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What to do next after installing new hard drive.

I have just finished  installing a New  Hard drive in my  HP  Pavillion  dv4-2049us  Laptop Windows 7. What do I do next to get the computer up and running??

e.g. Do I have to re-install  Windows 7 from the disk? Or , do I have to use a "Boot Disk"?  BTW, what is a boot Disk??

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banhien
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Hi,

 

Is it a BLANK, EMPTY BRAND NEW HDD ? If yes, you have to install the Opereting System (OS) on it. Do you have a Windows installation DVD ? Do you have Recovery disces set ? Please suuply more information.

 

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The hard drive is new and empty. I did purchase a windows 7 disk os.
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Hi,

 

The following instructions will help:

 

   http://www.windowsreinstall.com/win7ultimate/windows7installguides/indexfullpage.htm

 

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I have already tried running the disk in the laptop. i hear the disk running, but all i see on the screen is. No bootable device found, place boot disk in drive then press any key. This is what it says on the screen.
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Hi,

 

Sorry you need to boot from the ODD (Optical Disc Drive - ie the DVD). Please go to the BIOS and select boot up from the CD/DVD first. Have you read the above link ? This is one part of that link:

 

    http://www.windowsreinstall.com/win7ultimate/7help/firstbootinbios/index.htm

 

On your laptop, try F10.

 

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phpQ2wOjhPM.jpgphpJwKqTnPM.jpgphpkN8jvSPM.jpgThis is what my screen looks like when I press F10. The black screen  stays the same no matter what changes I make.

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Hi,

 

Please try this: on the first screen, select Internal CD/DVD and hit F10 again to save the setup. You have to switch back to HDD after the loading the OS on your machine.

 

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Hi, I am still getting a No bootable device screen . I am running the disk in the drive anyway to see if it would load.  Result- same  No difference in loading response.

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