Help with HP dv5000 laptop, need to know if anyone had tried this

Help with HP dv5000 laptop, need to know if anyone had tried this


I picked up a used HP dv5000 (dv5139us) laptop and the hard drive is toast, it has a bad partition table. It came with Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005. I am thinking of putting Vista on it.

The HP specs on this: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=1843730

What I need to know is, I would like to use a 160GB ATA (E.I.D.E) WESTERN DIGITAL WD SCORPIO WD1600BEVE. 5400RPM.

HP tech support says I cant use more the a 120gb drive and it has to be 4200 rpm. The information they gave me is what it shipped with.

Can I use a bigger drive in this laptop or do I have to stay with a 120bg 4200 rpm drive

The old drive was a Fujitsu 120gb IDE ATA Model MHV2120AT and will not boot up at all. I tried PM to to fix it and keeps telling me bat drive.

Thanks

Ken
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  1. You can use a bigger drive if you want.
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