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windows 8.1 hp probook 440 g1 hp drive encryption

MY hp probook 440 g1 has a hp drive encryption it worked for first two times then it started saying wrong password and after three tries it will say "maximum number of attempts reached system will be ...
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Boot Hp Pavilion from SSD

I just bought a brand new Pavilion 17-F050ND. I changed the dvd drive for an SSD. I cloned the HHD to the SSD. Now I want to use my SSD as a startup drive. Have tried various boot settings. But at the ...
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Linux to clone Windows 7 disk with Boot, System, Recovery and HP Tools partitions to larger drive

I am trying to clone a smaller windows 7 disk to a newer faster SSD Hybrid with more space while retaining the HP Recovery partitions (I'm assuming they offer value). I see the first is a otherwise ...
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Clone a non-external hdd [closed]

I know there are other topics of this kind, but I could only find the software part of the solution and I am not aware of the hardware part mostly. So, I bought a new laptop (with SSD) and I want to ...
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2nd HDD/SSD DVD caddy for HP Pavilion dv5 1080eh laptop

I want to add a 2nd hard drive (SSD) to my HP Pavilion dv5 1080eh laptop. I don't need the optical drive, so I want to buy a caddy (if it's the proper name, or maybe odd box). I found one here: ...
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How can I fix the boot process on my HP laptop?

My question is kind of similar to this issue. I installed an SSD in my aging HP DV7t-2000 laptop because the old hard drive was failing. Now, when I boot the laptop, it says on the splash screen ...
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Replacing laptop hard drive

I have two laptops, a Dell XPS running 64-bit and HP Pavilion 32-bit and I want to replace the Dell hard drive with the hard drive in the HP temporarily because my Dell laptop became very slow and I ...
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Solved - HP Compaq laptop hard drive removal

I am having trouble removing the hard drive of my old HP Compaq Laptop, it's model is CQ61-107TU but I can't find it on the HP website. I am more a software person than a hardware person, so I'm not ...
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If I were to format my hard drive, will I lose my BIOS?

I have HP Pavilion m6 First off, I have to format my hard drive because I get this error when I try to install windows: Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT ...
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220 views

How to get IBM LTFS source code?

Is the IBM LTFS (Linear Tape File System) open-source? Where can the source be downloaded from? Is it as open-source as the HP LTFS? IBM seems to make it difficult to find or download this source ...
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HP Pavilion DV4 1211 hard disk hitting

I have a HP Pavilion DV4 1211 laptop. I have a problem with my hard disk ( which is 320 GB), when I use laptop in 30 min or more than hard disk temperature going to 60°+ Celsius. How can I ...
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HP pavillion dv5400

If my computer has been infected is it possiable for the virus to partition itself in to the recovery as well as the hp tools, therefore remaining even after system recovery?
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Which cable do I need?

I just bought an HP MSA30 hard drive array. I believe it's the dual bus model because the interface card looks like this.... Can anyone tell me what type of cable I need to connect this to my ...
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How to find a new hard drive for my old-ish HP computer

I own an HP a1211n whose harddrive recently passed away, RIP. I want to buy it a new hard drive but I'm not sure which will be compatible. I know it needs to be a SATA, but I don't know what further ...
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502 views

Internal laptop HDD hangs/pauses the system momentarily while external USB doesn't

I have this peculiar problem that is like "disk thrashing on steroids", that is not technically thrashing since it's not the lack of RAM that is causing it and it can even happen on times of very low ...
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Laptop harddisk produces clicking sound

This happens when I am booting up into windows, shutdown or things in which I access the harddrive excessively. It doesn't happen all the time. I have checked it with "Crystal disk Info" and it ...
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HP Notebook NC8000 multibay 40 GB SATA installed disk seen as 9 GB in MultiWord DMA2

I've installed 40 GB A-data S599 SATA SSD in Multibay but it's being shown as 9 GB and works only in MultiWord DMA 2 mode (about 30 MB/s). How to correct this ? I'm using Samsung HM160HC 160 GB PATA ...
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Windows 7 Recovery Media to HDD without re-partition and Extraction

I want to Restore Windows 7 to HDD without re-partitioning the Hard-Drive. I have a HP Dv6 6115tx laptop. I have upgraded it to 8GB ram and Windows 7 Ultimate (anytime-upgrade). When I restore my ...
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How can one detect a brand new fitted unformatted internal hard disk in a laptop

I have a HP paivillion dv6646 laptop. Its hard disk drive failed recently. I purchased and got a new internal SATA Toshiba hard drive fitted in this laptop. Obviously since being new, it is ...
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What does NHP in a hp product name mean

Looking for SAS Hard Drives, I found to drives different in only one point (as it seems to me): One has the letters "NHP" in its product name, the other one doesn't. What does it mean?
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How can I get a Compaq CQ62-231NR to boot up with Hard Drive error?

I'm a software engineer, but everyone I know thinks I have the ability to fix any computer problem, so, a friend gave me their Compaq CQ62-231NR laptop, which won't boot up. He bought it used from ...
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System will not boot when certain hard drive connected

I have a desktop with 3 hard drives: one for the OS, two for data. The system would not boot today. I disconnected and tested until I found that if I disconnect one of the two data drives, the ...
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Laptop harddisk not recognized after boot

I have HP dv6600 laptop. Its windows crashed recently. After that I tried to restore a backup image created by self-image. But unfortunately backup file was corrupted and C: partition was rendered ...
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How can I mount this hard drive?

I pulled this hard drive out of an old HP laptop. I thought I could mount it because the label on the hard drive says it's a SATA: Does anyone recognize what type of SATA interface is on this hard ...
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“No IDE Fixed Disk Present” After Hard Reboot But Not Soft Reboot

BIOS displays the following two lines upon hard reboot (i.e., cold reboot, cold boot, or cold start): The following configuration options were automatically updated: CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST R/W/DVD ...
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Bootable Clone Hard Disk Drive Utility [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I easily copy or clone a Windows boot partition onto a new hard drive? My computer's 1TB hard drive failed not too long ago and I got a replacement from Western ...
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Creating recovery flash disk-on-key using recovery dvd disk for hp pavilion dv6510ej laptop

I have hp pavilion dv6510ej laptop and recovery dvd disk. Recently I have to format all my hard disk so I lost my recovery partition. I want to restore my laptop using the hp recovering dvd disk, ...
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Restoring factory image of HP Laptop

I use a HP G62. I am unable to use my recovery disk to restore to factory settings. I had no problems earlier until I created an additional partition which I hear might have changed my hard disk to ...
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What files are required in my HP Recovery partition on Vista

My HP Recovery "D" Drive is showing some file in blue and some in black print - it only has 450MB free. I have this drive backedup on my stand-alone drive. Are there any files within this partition ...
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Computer hangs at BIOS screen. Cannot enter setup

I have an HP Pavilion a6500f (it's a year out of warranty) and it's hanging on the blue HP BIOS screen. If I mash F10 while it's starting up, it will say "Entering Setup..." but I will see no results. ...
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HP business desktops fail non-HP hard drives in BIOS disk test. True?

Since I have NOT needed to be out on the bleeding edge, of late I have been buying factory refurbished or trusted re-builder refurbeded business desktops. For the ones with Windows, they often don't ...
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Laptop HDD failure imminent?

I have an HP Compaq 615 laptop with an 160 GB 7200 rpm HDD. Hasn't been dropped or shaken, in fact it almost always stayed on my desk. I've treated it as nice as I could. The other day, however, my ...
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Recover an HP recovery partition

I have a (semi)-dead hard drive with an HP recovery partition on it. My goal is to Buy a new hard drive Copy the recovery partition to a drive ( dd if=/dev/sdb1 of=~/recovery.bak ) Make a new ...