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Provost
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Message 11 of 23 (1,145 Views)

Re: Drivers and Downloads for 15-039wm to replace bad drive

OK, you have this model...

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-15-f000-Notebook-PC-series/7137590/model/7311084

 

Everyone has their opinion regarding hard drives.

 

Since you need a new hard drive, I recommend you upgrade to a 7,200 RPM drive which will lower the seek times a bit.

 

It is also a SATA III drive, and HP may have installed a SATA II drive in your model. I can't say for sure.

 

It has a 5 year warranty too.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236873

 

If you want to replace it with pretty much what it came with, then this drive would be OK...

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236498

 

When I click on the manuals link for your notebook, I get nothing.

 

With some of those newer models, you have to pretty much take the whole notebook apart to get to the doggone hard drive.

 

Hopefully, that is not the case with your model.

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Message 12 of 23 (1,139 Views)

Re: Drivers and Downloads for 15-039wm to replace bad drive

TY so much, might as well tell them to go for the sata seeing as its the same price?

 

WHats the 7mm height mean btw? That mean a size issue?   

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Message 13 of 23 (1,136 Views)

Re: Drivers and Downloads for 15-039wm to replace bad drive

You're very welcome.

 

Notebook hard drives come in 9.5mm and 7.0mm heights.

 

The 7.0mm drive will fit in a hard drive bay of either height so it is more versatile.

 

Since I can't get to the manual to see if they listed what thickness hard drive your notebook came with, I figured you can't go wrong with a 7.0mm.

 

The thin and light notebooks are pretty much using the 7.0 mm drives.

Tutor
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Message 14 of 23 (1,134 Views)

Re: Drivers and Downloads for 15-039wm to replace bad drive

No chance on using an external just to be safe? This kid is messy with his computer stuff. Smiley Very Happy

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Message 15 of 23 (1,130 Views)

Re: Drivers and Downloads for 15-039wm to replace bad drive

Unfortunately, I wouldn't know about that.

 

Don't know if you can boot from an external hard drive in that model or not.

Tutor
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Message 16 of 23 (1,128 Views)

Re: Drivers and Downloads for 15-039wm to replace bad drive

I have room on my external to make a partition, should i try it on that?

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Message 17 of 23 (1,126 Views)

Re: Drivers and Downloads for 15-039wm to replace bad drive

I guess you have nothing to lose by trying it.

 

You may need to boot from a USB2 port since there are no USB3 drivers installed.

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Message 18 of 23 (1,123 Views)

Re: Drivers and Downloads for 15-039wm to replace bad drive

Bah it didnt find the drive and was asking to load a driver for a mass storgae device.

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Message 19 of 23 (1,113 Views)

Re: Drivers and Downloads for 15-039wm to replace bad drive

I figured as much.

 

You may get the same issue installing from scratch even on an internal hard drive which is why you may want to order recovery disks from HP for that model.

 

The chipset in that model is hard to load Windows from scratch on.

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Message 20 of 23 (1,111 Views)

Re: Drivers and Downloads for 15-039wm to replace bad drive

Order? You'd think they have them for download. Smiley Sad

Well I'll take my chances first. I'm doing this for free, there paying for the drive if they want it fixed.

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