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HP Pavilion dv5t 1200se new hard drive

So trying to figure out the best route in this situation. Hard drive failure led to a replacement of the original with one of the Western Digital Scorpion Blue internal drives. It is the 320GB, same specs from what I have determined from the invoice given to me by the guy that did the repairs, and I copied down the specs from the hard drive itself after a quick visual by myself of the internals. The notebook originally had Vista 64bit on it, upgraded to Windows 7 64bit, that was the setup when it crashed. The tech guy for some reason put 32bit Vista on, he is four hours away so I can't take it back right now. Do I just need to update drivers? Any help is much appreciated

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So all of this has happened over the last 24 hours and I have left the laptop off until just a few minutes ago, when I decided to go into the startup utilities and check the bios version and various other settings, when I turned the computer on, black screen. Tried it with and without battery, hooked up to AC, and drained the power. Same result each time. All of the LED's are lit up like normal. I am beginning to think that the display is gone bad. For clarification on the first post, I forgot to post the actual issue that the computer's display begin to tweak out while trying to perform some basic scans and updates on the initial boot after getting it back. I booted it yesterday and began a hard disk quick test, it got to 30% before the display froze. The machine never shut itself down, the display went each time. A mix of lines and off-set pixelation. I am thinking about hooking it up to external monitor using HDMI cable because its all I have.

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OUCH!

Sorry but Microsoft only provided upgrade paths from 32 bit to 32 bit. A 64 bit install is a clean install.

Since it's your machine, why not restore the OS and select the 64 bit option?
Bob

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