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Replacing HDD without HP Discs

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  • Boot
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
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July 23, 2012 11:26:34 PM

I have a hp a4302f, here's all the info everyone will ask for.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

I had to replace my HDD, sea gate barracuda 7200.12
I bought a western digital hd and now when I try to boot I still get boot from media and it will not boot from media. The media I'm assuming it's looking for is hp recovery discs or a fresh version of windows. I have a windows 7 ultimate and it is unable to boot from media. CD Rom and HDD are not being detected by bios. Any help would be appreciated!!!

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a c 76 α HP
a c 421 $ Windows 7
July 23, 2012 11:30:12 PM

Do you have the hp oem 7 license key?
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a c 76 α HP
a c 421 $ Windows 7
July 23, 2012 11:31:19 PM

32 or 64 bit?
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July 24, 2012 12:23:27 AM

Yes I have the license key
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July 24, 2012 12:25:27 AM

64 bit, and I believe the area on the drive where the restore information is corrupt, because it still has me go to boot device when I press f11 to restore.
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July 24, 2012 12:47:53 AM

So what do I need to do? Lol sorry I'm not sure about all the lingo. Go to site download the ISO to a flash drive? Then What do I boot from?
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a c 76 α HP
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July 24, 2012 12:49:54 AM

Boot from the flash drive and do a clean os install,since your recovery is corrupted.
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a c 76 α HP
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July 24, 2012 12:51:55 AM

Going to go grab a bite to eat be back soon.
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July 24, 2012 12:53:13 AM

I went and bought a new HDD so I have a fresh HDD I installed, and it does not show up in bios as being present, everything cd rom & hdd say not installed.
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July 24, 2012 12:54:46 AM

Ok I'll work on getting this ISO onto a drive, I'll check back soon.
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July 24, 2012 1:30:51 AM

Had to come to my neighbors to get the ISO onto a flash drive. When I connect it to the PC will the PC automatically try to boot from the USB device?? When I press a key to boot from media!?
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a c 76 α HP
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July 24, 2012 2:30:15 AM

You need to set it to boot in the BIOS.
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