Compaq 7470 and new hard drive

By cherokee69
Oct 19, 2003
  1. Installing a new hard drive in a Compaq 7074 but the quick restore CD's won't work. How can I install the programs that were loaded when the computer was new. The Quick Restore won't start after rebooting.

  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I would try contacting Compaq and see if you can't get some more disks. That would be the easiest thing to do. If that doesn't work you could always try Norton Ghost and make a copy of your current drive and put it on the new one.

    BTW :wave: Welcome to TechSpot :wave:
  3. cherokee69

    cherokee69 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I thought about ghost already but the old drive crapped out and even bios doesn't recognize it...that's the reason for the new hard drive.

  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    You say the CDs do not work - What exactly are they doing?
  5. Corky

    Corky TS Rookie

    Installed a Maxtor 30GB 7200rpm on my Compaq 7470 using the original compaq restore disks (w98/se) and had absolutely no problems. I did not use any of the software that came with the drive. Just set the jumper for Master and plugged it in. Has been working great.
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