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Took a functional hdrive working fine from a t40 laptop, placed it in t43 laptop(2668-43u) error 2010 hdrive installed is not qualified etc 'or does not have latest firmware' was getting date error which I corrected in bios what is simplest solution for this? bios vers on t43 1.24 bios date 11/7/05 1.86ghz 512 ram FROM t43 bios, many settings which are not seen in t40 bios uuid etc t40 was type 2373 or 2379 Please do not tell me to delete partition and install xp on the same h


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First off just "transplanting" a hard drive from one laptop to the next with a working operating system is not for the faint of heart unless you have extensive knowledge of operating systems.
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\015\012From windows XP upward the operating system is more and more tied into the specific hardware of the computer.
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\015\012First steps would involve making sure the BIOS can actually see it properly.
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\015\012If that is the case you are off to a good start as some laptops do have limitations on had drive sizes etc.
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\015\012From there onward you would need to have extensive knowledge of the windows registry and the windows validation software.
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\015\012This can be very time consuming and is prone to errors.
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\015\012I have to say that MY approach would be to re-install the operating system even though i know thats not what you want to hear.
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\015\012If you are just trying to recover the data then I would invest in a suitable USB based enclosure and attached the drive to another computer for extraction.
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\015\012When i upgrade laptop drives to larger sizes what i do is take the drive out that I am going to replace and make an images with ether Norton ghost (earlier versions are better for this) or one of the other good drive image packages..
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\015\012I then RE image the NEW drive using the one I just took.
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\015\012re-install the larger drive into the laptop and hey presto.
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\015\012That is the professional approach t upgrading a hard drive and it takes approx 2 hours depending on drive sizes
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\015\012Hope this gives you the information and options you need you need
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Hi!
I'm afraid the solution to your problem, though well known on the net could be a bit complicated.
We'll start with the easiest part, which is a firmware upgrade for the HARD DISK.

Iguess the operating system (Windows-?) doesn't load, then you'll have to use another computer to download and burn a bootable cd to upgrade the HD firmware. Enter THIS SITE and follow the instructions on it.

You didn't mention your hard drive MODEL. There's a slight chance the it's not supported by this firmware... Check it the model appears on that site or write me the model so I could give you a more specific solution.
In any way, an unsupported drive, will not be upgraded, thus not changed or damaged!

Expecting your reply,
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