reinstall operating system

Posted on 2007-10-06
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
The SATA hard drive on laptop died.  Replaced it with a larger SATA drive.  The HP (XP operating system) recovery disks complain that the disks were not made for that computer.  The only thing that changed was the install of the new drive which passes the diagnostics.
Question by:humantouch
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    when you say "recovery disks complain that the disks were not made for that computer"
    is it a error mesage and fails to continue?
    the recovery disks may expect the same size disc.
    can you initialise (fdisk) and format the disk first then try the recovery?
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    hardware is changed.....recovery disks still contain the drivers and support for the old SATA drive....and thus refusing to detect the new drive.....did hp relpaced the drive for you or you did it yourself?
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    the sata drivers are part of the sata interface on the motherboard - not the drive.

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    More information is needed.
    The size of the old hard drive and model, the size and model of the new drive.
    The proper model number of the laptop.(dv5000 is a series not the model number) should be on the bottom of the laptop.
    What is the exact error  message given by the install.
    Was there a recovery partition on the old hard drive to your knowledge.
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