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Having problem with my new hard drive

By ksith
Mar 19, 2009
  1. ok i purchased a new hard drive for my compaq presario cq60 260us laptop. it originally came with a 160 gig hd. i got a 500gb. i formatted and used norton ghost to copy the 160 to the 500. the first time i did it i forgot to copy the master boot record. so i reformatted and recopied with the mbr. now when i put my 500 gig in the laptop it doesnt read. it comes up with the diagnostic screen were i can push f10 to get to bios and what not. then it goes to a black screen with a cursor in the upper left hand corner. so i tried to put my old 160 gig in and it does the same thing. i did a primary hard disk self test on the 500 gig. the quick test passed but the comprehensive failed about 80 percent into the test with a #2- 07 message. what does this mean? Is my hard drive dead?
     
  2. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 563

    hey ksith

    Can you please give us detail on what operating system you're using (XP, Vista, Linux etc.).

    Spyder_1386 :)
     
  3. ksith

    ksith TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my apologies i am or i was running vista
     
  4. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 563

    Did you ghost the operating system as well or just your programs etc. ? Is the drive partitioned - is the operating system on a separate partition to the programs etc?

    Spyder_1386 :)
     
  5. ksith

    ksith TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i ghosted the os. the first time i did it i forgot the master boot record. but then when i reformatted and reghosted i included that. and no its all on one partition
     
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