compaq presario recovery disk

December 29, 2010 at 10:39:12
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, I've just fit a new 160gb hard drive to my compaq Presario laptop, V5000 EW835EA#ABU F.33 and it says NTLDR is missing. I tried to load the recovery disk but it didn't seem to copy properly no matter how many times I cleaned the disk so I'm wondering if the new hard drive is not right? It is a ide type but the other hard drive was a 80gb therefore could the new hard drive be inappropriate for this laptop being a 160gb? Or do I need a new recovery disk? Regards, Ange

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December 29, 2010 at 11:38:26
Watch the POST screens at start up to see if the new hard drive is being properly seen by the BIOS by both model number and the full capacity (160GB).

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December 29, 2010 at 14:18:40
Did you install the operating system on the new drive?

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