06-20-2013 11:02 AM
Hello to all fellow Lenovo owners. Recently, my G570 Hard drive crashed. I removed it and will purchase a
new one but desperately need detailed, specific instructions about formatting, partitioning and installing Windows 7
and whatever else is necessary to get up and running. I'm not a techie, but am handy and wiling/able to learn.
Thanks in advance for any help. dcnyr
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06-21-2013 10:47 AM
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Were you able to Create a Recovery Disc from the old HDD when it was still working? or you have an RCD when you first got the unit?
Because if you have, you don't have to worry about any partition or procedure just pop the First RCD and just follow the Prompt,
but If you were not able to create set of Recovery CD then,
First you can contact Lenovo To Purchase a recovery CD
and another option is this:
"There's a big possibility that you're able to activate Windows 7 64bit using that COA,
1. Create a recovery disc (just in case something goes wrong, you can revert back the preloaded OS)
2. Download and install Belarc Advisor to extract the Windows 7 product key on the BIOS.
4. Install Windows 7 using this guide (use the key that you obtained from Step 2 if necessary)."
Hope this helps,
06-24-2013 05:13 PM
Thanks for your help. Unfortunately, I didn't create a recovery disk and never backed up my hard drive for any system I have had. But this will change that! dcnyr
06-25-2013 07:00 PM
Dcnyr if you havent ordered the harddrive yet for your laptop I personally recommend the Western Digital Blue or Black series drives i have not had a problem with those yet and never had a issue with the western digital series
07-01-2013 09:59 AM
Lenovo Laptop Community,
Have to replace a crashed Western Digital WD3200BPVT-24JJ5T0 Scorpio Blue hdd for g570 laptop. I have a question:
Can I use any WD3200BPVT-xxxxxxx Scorpio Blue drive with this laptop? Researching these drives for purchase, there is a big difference in price between the WD3200BPVT-24JJ5T0 drive and other WD3200BPVT model drives.
A quick reply is most appreciated.
07-02-2013 01:46 PM
Any Western Digital Scorpion blue will work as long as it matches the Drive size / height and Connection interface.
I think the WD3200BPVT-24JJ5T0 is a DCM model which are made specially for OEM for Part detail ID.
But technically HDD is not included in FRU restriction so Your options for any WD3200BPVT-xxxxxxx will be OK.
07-03-2013 09:46 AM
Thanks for the reply. I understand that OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer, but just for my information, what do DCM and FRU mean?
I get that people like to use acronyms (especially techies!), but if you are not famiiar with the terminology,
it is confusing.
Thanks for caring
07-03-2013 12:04 PM
I'm very sorry for the confusion,
What I noticed with the scorpio blue is the DCM#
DCM(Drive Configuration Matrix) ex. DCM: HHMTJBK
This holds info about the parts used (components) inside the Harddrive, I don't know how to decode the Details but I believe that's how they differ,
Lenovo FRU (Field replaceable unit) it is like a Tag on the Parts
Lenovo Motherboard have a whitelist of supported FRU numbers.
Let's say you have to replace a defective Wireless card on a Lenovo Motherboard, and youre buying the part from third party resellers, You got the exact same part model, part number and same Brand or manufacturer but the part does not have an FRU tag that matches in your Motherboard's whitelist. It will not work or It will be detected as unsupported.
Hard Drives I believe are not Restricted by a Lenovo Motherboard for FRU, so any would work. as long as it fits the bay and the connectors. also depends on the Maximum capacity/size the motherboard supports.
10-03-2018 01:09 PM
Can I install a hard drive on this notebook with the following features:
Storage capacity: 250 GB
Hard Disk Type: Internal
Form factor: 2.5 "
Interface: SATAII, SATAI, SATAIII
Spindle speed: 5400 rpm