New HardDrive

  Richjack 09:16 21 Mar 2008

Hi all, Due to some problems, I have been forced to renew my hard drive in my Amilo D1845 laptop. Unfortunately, I no longer have the original disks that came with the laptop (if I ever had any in the first place!!!), and i can not find any options to make a back up of the OS.

So, my question is, how will i be able to install the OS onto the new hard drive when it arrives. My knowledge is basic, so please forgive my technical ignorance!!

many thanks

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  Richjack 09:33 27 Mar 2008

Within hours of posting this thread, my HDD died and i can no longer access anything!! Once my new HDD is installed, is there any way that I will be able to access the Photo's, music and documents that I have on the old one?

  xania 09:50 27 Mar 2008

This is indeed bad news. You your drive is dead, no PC will be able to see if or read from it. If you have no backups, you will need to send your HDD to a specialist who could charge up to £500 to get all the data off the drive, depending on how much there is to recover. Suggest you shop around - here are some alternatives:

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According to click here, you should have backed up your OS recovery on to 3 DVDs when you first received your laptop. If you did not do this, you will now not be able to do so. You mightr be able to download frewsh drivers from click here but, unless you have your OS licence number, you will need to buy an new OS. If you do have that licence number, you may be able to borrow an install CD and use your licence number instead of that printed on the DVD box.

  xania 09:50 27 Mar 2008

Sorry - that should be install DVD

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