|The hard drive on my HP DV6700 failed, and I went and bought a new one from Bestbuy.|
I installed it and put the recovery disc in that I have from HP (from when my hard drive failed the first time when I first bought it) and nothing happens. I went into the BIOS and changed the boot order and still nothing happens. I tried pressed F9 when it was booting up and the only option to boot from was the Hard Drive.
I thought my DVD drive may be broken, so I tried running it with an external drive and still nothing. All I get is "operating system not found".
The machine is not under warranty and when I called HP all they did was try to sell me an overpriced new laptop.
From what I read the hard drive may have to be "tattooed" by an HP service tech, but I am not sure if this is true. Can anyone tell me if this is something I can fix on my own or am I better off just buying a new machine?