I am trying to put a Western Digital 500 GB HDD into my Dell Inspiron 1011 (which has a 120 GB HDD with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). I was able to exchange the hard drives, and my laptop was able to recognize the HDD, but there was another problem. After the Dell boot screen, it says: Windows is loading files. Then the screen goes black, and the process begins again. I think if I had a Windows 7 boot disc I could solve this. Is there another way for me to do this successfully?
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Since windows was installed on another pc it probably has a problem recognizing the new hardware. Have you tried starting up in save mode, then windows won't load the drivers.
If that works you can uninstal the drivers for video, audio and so on. Then see what happens when you …
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