I installed 1TB into my computer, and it no longer works.?

I installed 1 TB into my pc since it only had 250 GB, and now my computer isn’t turning on. I’ve been trying to fix it for 2 days now, and I can’t find a solution. Everything seems to be plugged in correctly, even my brothers said everything looked okay, but it won’t turn on. Help?

Screwtape Asked on June 13, 2015 in Computers & Internet.
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This had happened to me once. I then tested the hard disk by installing it in another PC. Did’t work. Turned out that the hard disk was faulty. I got a replacement, which worked.

MindProbe Answered on August 31, 2015.
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Put the 250 back in(at least reconnect it) The computer should work again. Now what the problem was was that the computer was looking for the 250 X brand HDD and you ripped that pig out and put in 1T Z brand HDD without telling the computer. So it is still looking for the X brand HDD. This is stuff that has to be changed in your BIOS and I take it you have never been there before so box it up and take it to a computer store with both HDD to prove you have Windows, otherwise they will charge you for a new version of Windows. Tell them you want the 1 T to be the master and the 250 the slave. They can do that and transfer all your files over from the 250 to the T.

Fastdraw Answered on August 13, 2015.
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if you still have the 250 gb hard drive connect that alongside the 1tb, and then boot it up. and depending on the type of connection if its old, you might have to choose the 250 gb as the master one. Because your operating system (OS) is on the 250 gb one.
I did similar on my computer except i had 500 gb and bought 1 tb on top, you need to connect both and it saves you the hassle of buying the OS.

NetFreak Answered on August 31, 2015.
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It’s a rarity a HDD is dead. Bad sectors are a possibility but a dead hard disk is unlikely (I still have a 10 year old Hard disk on my older PC). If it’s your computer that cannot be turned on, the possibility it’s not your hard disk. The main source for a PC desktop is the power supply. Also the possibility is your PSU watt is too small and can’t keep up with the new hard disk and it’s burned out now. I would just bring it to a computer shop for a repair and let the tech people troubleshoot the PC.

CyberWarrior Answered on August 13, 2015.
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Did you partition the new hard drive?
Did you install an operating system in the new hard drive?
If you answer yes to these questions:
1. Put your computer in a box
2, Take it back to the store
3, You are too stupid to own a computer.

Cookie Answered on August 13, 2015.
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If you simply removed the 250GB hard drive and replaced it with a bigger one, then the computer currently contains neither windows nor any of your data.

By “it won’t turn on”, do you mean it literally won’t turn on, as in, “stays silent and no image on the monitor after you press the power button”?
Or do you mean “it doesn’t boot into windows”?

Because if the latter, that’s to be expected if you indeed didn’t clone the original HD onto the 1TB one.
If the former, you managed to unplug something.

SecretAgent Answered on August 13, 2015.
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