How can I use my recovery disks to reinstall Windows to a new hard drive used to replace one that died? At the end of the install, I get a message saying tht Windows oculd not load on the current hardware configuration, presumably because it does not recognize the new HD.
The computer has a Model Number PCG-1211L listed on the label on the back. However, on the lower right edge of the screen, model VPCS111FM is engraved, and this is the Machine Name that shows up on the Main screen when I press F2 while starting. This same screen shows that a 500GB hard drive is recognized, but no additional details. The hard drive I have installed is a 500GB Seagate with 16MB cache and 7200RPM. It requires up to 6GB SATA and is backwards compatible to 3GB/s SATA. The model number appears to be ST905003N3A1AS-RK. Is this compatible?