PC Hardware forum

Resolved Question

Is this a compatible hard drive?

by Bluenose_ted / August 28, 2014 10:33 AM PDT


I have had two blue screens recently - I managed to recover the PC (a Packard Bell imedia S1800 3 years old), but not the second time when I got the message 'Windows set up could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware'.

Sea Tools hard disk analysis software passed the PC (Win 7 64-bit) at a basic level, but it failed at an advanced level, so I need to replace the hard drive.

It has a hard drive 'name' of: WDC WD5000AAKX -221CAO (not sure what those final characters are) and it says it's an ATA device (not sure what that is, either!).

Can I ask if this hard drive would be compatible with my PC, please?


Thank you


Bluenose_ted has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Is this a compatible hard drive?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Is this a compatible hard drive?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer chosen by Bluenose_ted

Collapse -
(NT) Looks fine from here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2014 10:56 AM PDT
Collapse -
by Bluenose_ted / August 28, 2014 11:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Looks fine from here.

Thanks a lot - always nice to have a second opinion!

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!