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Bad Hard Drive - Need Help With Installing Drivers


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drivingmad44

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Hello..I'm hoping someone can help asap please..ready to pull my hair out. Hard drive went bad. Replaced it with exact same. Now cannot load drivers and utilities or operating system. Does the hard drive need to be formatted? If so, how? Let me know what else you need for info.
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What OS are you installing?
What installation disk are you using to install with?
Is the system booting to the cdrom or not?
Did you change the boot sequence in the bios to boot to the installation disk first?
What if any error message are you receiving when you boot up?
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OS is Windows 7. disk is a backup disk. yes..system is booting to CD rom. yes..changed boot sequence and is booting from CD first. error message says invalid partition table.
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Backup disk or Recovery disk? Different types of disk for different reasons.
Did you setup partition and then format the drive?
You can use this tutorial HERE to do a Clean Install of Win 7.
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it's now going just to the invalid partition table error message. will not boot.
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ok, got WIN7 disk to start, then it askes to "select drivers to be installed". I just ordered "drivers & utulities" disk for my machine (ASUS K60IJ). PLUS, I downloaded the drivers that ASUS Tech support told me to and all I get is a message stating "no signed device drivers were found". Whether I "browse" in cd-drive or flashdrive -- same message.
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it's now going just to the invalid partition table error message. will not boot.


This message is usually when it is booting to the hard drive and not the cdrom.

Whether I "browse" in cd-drive or flashdrive -- same message.

You shouldn't be browsing the cd at all. Are you following the steps from the link I gave you in post 4?
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