Having problems with your HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook ?

I have an HP Pavilion dv9000 purchased in 2007, 17" widescreen. Currently it has a 140GB harddrive that is almost full. I purchased a 500 GB harddrive to replace it but my computer won't acknowledge the new harddrive which works fine in other computers. Is there something I can download, a BIOS update or something that will allow my system to recognize the 500 GB? I live in South America, so ordering parts isn't easy.


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It has to have SATA Hard Drive Connector DFHS22FR685, if you have this then I would try to format the hard drive to what your operating system is using, either NFTS or FAT32. The drive may not be properly formated for your system.
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