Having problems with your HP Pavilion ze2000 Notebook ?

Hard Disk Upgrade

\015 Hi,I would appreciate your answer to the following query:My ze2000 came with 40gigs ... I am looking to upgrade with a minimum of 250gigs more, ideally 320Gb. I don't know which brand/ model to go for "compatibility-wise" ... WD or Seagate?? They range between $75-100 (not an issue).Once I get the new HDD, I wish to clone my original 40Gb HDD onto it ... later format the 40Gb and use as a storage disk.\015

Answers :

I don't know if you can call this a solution but I hope this points you in the right direction...

I personally trust WD over Seagate. Their external drives work like a dream. As for the size you wish to go with, well that is up to you. It really depends on how much you are willing to spend. Sometimes its cheaper to get the bigger size than to get the smaller one and spend more when you fill up what you have. I managed to buy a 500GB HD from Fry's for $130. Before I stray away from the issue, I would choose a WD drive, 320 over 250 GB, and I would get a friend who knows a thing or two about removing a hd from a computer so you can take it with you (just to make sure you get set up with a hd that is compatible).

Other factors that you may run into are RPM speeds. I believe they are 5400 and 7200. The faster it is then the faster things load. I also believe that the faster it is, the hotter it will get and the more power it will require. If you are concerned with getting a bigger hd then stick with what you know works, that being a 5400 rpm drive.

If you are really picky about things, I suggest going to cnet.com and reading reviews on the hd's before buying. Their reviews are very useful, they list user reviews, will compare prices with other vendors who sell the hd being reviewed and tell you if its priced according to performance or overpriced compared to similar models.

Hope that helps...
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for HP Pavilion ze2000 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

My compaq desktop computer wont start up it keeps saying NTLDR missing


Hi i have made lil resaerch for this problem so every user who suffurs from this problem can Fixt it on Fixya.com i wish this well helps everyone when u finish rate me plz cuz that was a day and half reasaerch took me a serious hard time but t(his i ... Compaq PC Desktops

HI my sons acer travel/mate 6292 has crashed and will not boot up, the screen is black but its stating the NTLDR is missing and asking to press ctrl,alt, and delete to restart, yet when I do this it goes back to same screen? Pleae can you help


Hi tracey,\015\012\015\012Cause for the NTLDR missing:\015\012\015\012Computer is booting from a non-bootable source. \015\012Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS. \015\012 ... Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

Acer 3690 I have a message ntldr is missing press any key....it wont start


Could be various causes just follow the information below and you should solve it.Good luckNTLDR is MissingPress any key to restart\015\012\011\011\011Boot: Couldn't find NTLDRPlease insert another disk\015\0 ... Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

How to increase the system's process speed?


Hi im josh in cebu phils may i helped you?This is a very common question about a very common problem: My computer is slow, what can I do?Rest\015\012assured that while there are indeed plenty of things you can do to\015\012speed up your P ... Computer Processors

I upgraded the memory from 1Gb to 2 Gb but my laptop's still slow


Look system performance like gettin slow depends on the condition of hard disk actually after 3 years of use and sometimes new hard drive also gets damaged and slow down bcoz of jerks and\015\012bumps during transportation it degrades there performan ... Toshiba Satellite M55-S3512 Notebook

Motherboard Hi! I have a problem with upgrading my old computer to windows XP. When I start install new windows, and get to the agreement part and I pres F8 and nothing happen. What prevent this to moving forth.


Hi Henryk14, \015\012 \015\012 There are a few issues that can halt Windows from installing. \015\0121. If your Microsoft Windows CD is a copy & not a valid CD this can happen. (Possible bad copy ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

Hi i have a optiplex gx150 that has been reformatted. Im doing a course on windows xp proffeisonal, in order to learn the upgrade from windows 2000 to windows xp prof, what will i need. Should i get a buy a windows 2000 OS then buy a disk for the Drivers for the optiplex gx150, Then once installed go through the stages of upgrading to windows xp prof, as i have a windows xp prof os disk with licence?


Generally to upgrade from a former O.S. to a Newer O.S. you would simply do it in Windows. Place XP O.S. in CD Rom Reader than follow the instructions to upgrade. Simply enter the Product key for your XP O.S. when prompted. Good idea to save your Dat ... Dell OptiPlex GX150 SF PC Desktop

Slow system, hard disk problem?


First off, get any important data off NOW. If it took 48 hours for disk check to run AND it found bad clusters your hard drive is on it's way out. Consider yourself lucky that you are getting an early warning sign. Normally computers get slow for the ... Acer PC Desktops

How can i format my laptop? - Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop


Power on the computer. Press the Pause/Break key as soon as you see text on the screen. [If you currently are running in an OS of any flavor, insert XP CD and restart computer. Skip to #3 if system is configured to boot from CD.]&nb ... Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop

Cannot reinstall Windows XP pro to my hard drive which had it alr


I have found 2 websites taht can help you somewhat:\015\0121) this is the one with the steps that can help you, ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

S0 ,what is the best way for me to put new Windows xp on my laptop ,IBM 2884 ,so have new everything ,files ,driver and soon ? P.s. What is the best way to install something from USB key to coumputer? Thank you for all your help!


Hi there,There are five methods for installing Windows XP. Review the following\015\012methods and select the method that is appropriate for your installation.\015\012\015\012Method 1: Perform a clean ... IBM ThinkPad R40e 2684 Notebook

Installing a Seagate Dive into an Armada M700


Here at my shop I have run into this exact same problem on several P3 Compaq's and a few Toshiba's. I found that some of these machines, not all, but some, will not accept the 5400RPM drive, but will take the 4200RPM drive just fine. It's just ... Compaq Armada M700 Notebook

Display 2010 error message


POST warning message 2010 after BIOS upgrade or hard drive installation - ThinkPad General \011\011\011\015\012\011\011 \015\012\015\012\011 \011\011\015\012 ... IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook

Replaced my hard drive on my hp lap top and i cannot load the restore disk it is hp ze4800 i dont know how to get it load error code pxe e61


HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Error: PXE-E61: Media Test Failure \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\0 ... PC Desktops

Stop Error: c0000221


This issue may occur if any of the following conditions exist: \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012•\015\012A damaged file exists in the folder in which Windows is installed, and this file is not overwritten during Setup. For example, if you receive ... Compaq Evo N1000C Notebook

Upgrade ram on HP LAPTOP COMPAQ NX9010


Ok, so you just got more Hard disk space, or a new bigger Hard disk. Of course you need t upgrade the Ram memory. This computer supports Ram memory up to 1 Gb with a max frequency of 266Mhz. You probably have 256Mb or 512Mb of Ram Memory. You can go ... HP Compaq nx9010

How to flash my BIOS - Toshiba Satellite M30 Notebook


Flashing Your BIOSGeneral Instructions:Flashing [aka upgrading] your bios should be the last resort to solve a problem. Most people flash to gain the use of larger hard drives although recently, many are flashing to get all the feat ... Toshiba Satellite M30 Notebook

Compaq d540s hard disk upgrade


Jackwan - \015\012\015\012Sounds like the boot record of the drive may be corrupt. When you runs the XP installation, you'll be given an option to start the Recovery Console. Go ahead and open that, should bring up a command prompt. At th ... HP Compaq d530S PC Desktop

Boot problem Received an Acer Aspire One Laptop for Christmas. My problem is the computer will not boot up! If automatically cuts off after the Windows XP logo comes up. Any ideas? I cannot get it to start,it wants an hdd password .I don't have a disk sice hurricane Gustav this summer ,and am desparate Gwen Clare Michelle, [email protected]


There are three possible options ranging from free (if you are not afraid to open your laptop, locate and remove the bios battery) to $170 (for a new hard drive and a cloning kit).\015\012\015\012Option 1: Here is a copy of an email from ... Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

Replacement of hard disk in Vaio VGN-A150


Well, it's not good news. Official word from Sony:\015\012\015\012Knowledge Article C309925...Can the notebook hard drive be upgraded or replacedHard drive upgrades in the notebook computer are not supported ... Sony VAIO VGN-A150 Notebook

Dell Inspiron 630m HDD upgrade. BIOS does not allow!


After much searching on the web for many unhelpful answers, I finally discovered what the actual issue is, so then I was able to fix it. I will be posting this in as many places as possible so that future people having this issue won't have to strugg ... Dell Inspiron 630M Notebook

IBM Netvista 6059 - Can't upgrade to windows XP


Right well XP Pro really MUST be formatted with NTFS only... \015\012\015\012I suggest you get a third party partitioning program like Partition magic and completely remove the partition & redo it all again & this time Format NTFS.\015\012\015\012Or ... IBM NetVista PC Desktop

Upgrade hard drive in panasonic toughbook cf-50


1 - Using a stack of DVD RW blank disks, or a large capacity USB Flash/Jump Drive, back up your Laptop computer completely. If necessary, Use WinZIP to ensue that everything has been compressed into the smallest capacity possible.\015\0122 - W ... Panasonic PC Laptops

Query regarding maximum capacity of motherboard support for a hard disk


Frist u should secure ur neccessary data through the USB drive...then take a format C.D boot the computer initially.....complete format the systems and take partitions through NTFS. install the Operating Systems ... PC Desktops

Hard Drive I installed a new harddrive on this 8 years old computer. I follow all instructions and recheck. As I try to install OS, it prompts me to contact compaq. I research the web but find no solution. I am upgrading from a ata 40Gb(5400rpm) to a ata 200GB(7200rpm). Will this older system support a much bigger drive? What should be taken into consideration when upgrading(buying parts)? Thanks for you help.


Put the windows xp CD in the cd rom drive and enable booting from cd in the bios setup. then boot from this cd, install windows on your newer hard disk. be sure to connect the new hard disk and remove the older one before you do this. you have to boo ... PC Desktops
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.3741 seconds