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dv8000 harddrive swap from bad laptop to new identical one

I have a hp dv8000 laptop that I ruined the screen on, everything else worked (computer A). So I just bought another identical dv8000 laptop that I was planning on using for parts to fix mine(computer B). However B is also in perfect working order and in better shape then A. so instead of tearing apart B I thought I would just pull the harddrive from A and stick it in B so that I had all of my programs, files, settings, etc on a perfect computer. thought it would be the quickest way to get one working computer just how I had mine before I broke it.

However when I swapped them it gets stuck on a screen saying...resuming windows.... so I guess that means it wasn't as easy a swap as I was hoping for.

anyone out there know what I need to do? or if this type of thing is possible or should I just tear them both apart and replace the screen of my original computer.

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I've had that issue.

In reply to: dv8000 harddrive swap from bad laptop to new identical one

The memory size was off and the resume from hibernation fails. To fix that I either tap F8 and select a normal startup or in really bad cases I'll boot a linux cd to delete the hiberfil.sys file.

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any other ideas

In reply to: I've had that issue.

F8 doesnt seem to do anything, nothing works right at boot up. Is there something I can do with the harddrive from computer A loaded as a secondary drive in B to get it setup correctly as the primary drive?

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Re: moving hard disk

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That's an interesting issue. I'd find the recovery media and do a clean install of the OS on this disk. If you happen to have a real Windows disk, a repair install might suffice.


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Yes I've done the second drive trick too.

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But with today's Live CD or Live USB I can boot from either to delete said file inside 5 minutes without risking damage to any hardware.

It's odd the boot menu didn't show up.

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