New hard drive and booting trouble

jakethecat

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Hello,
I am installing a new harddrive on my media HP computer because my old hard drive failed. Im pretty sure i installed the new one all right but I still cant boot up my system? Any reasons why i cant start up my computer? The bios lists the new hard drive but when i run the test i get a "BiosHd-2 or 1" error. Any help would be great. Also its a SATA drive that holds 500gb.
 

jakethecat

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Ok i tried changing the sata ports and now i can select boot from windows 7 cd and everything seemed to go well untill i was stuck at "expanding windows files 0%" then it says windows cannot install required files, the file does not exist. Make sure all files required for installation are available" i have no idea what to do next.
 

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it sounds like your disk may be bad... while this is not common, it does happen sometimes. what's your drive manufacturer? look on their website, you are looking for some kindof a utility CD that you can use to test the hard disk.
 

jakethecat

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I put cd/dvd as the first choice then hard disk for the second on the bios. And i bought this new hard drive yesterday morning. Its from WD, its called WD Caviar Blue.
 
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reseat the data and power cables to the HD itself if you haven't, then try swapping data cables with the CD/DVD.

if not luck, it sounds like a DOA, sorry.