Hi folks, I need some info concerning replacing a dead hard drive in an HP Mini 1000. This is my friend's unit and the HD has failed and I'm trying to help her get it back up. I'm unfamiliar with these 1/8 inch models and just want to make sure whatever I replace it with is compatible.
First, the hard drive I removed is this one:
This is listed online as a PATA drive. I've done a search for this drive, and I've found this similar model on ebay. That model has an A ZK01 designation versus the F VK01 designation on the existing drive. The drive on ebay is listed as compatible with an HP 1000 Mini model HP 1137NR, the model I removed this drive from is an HP 1139NR. Does this matter? Can I just use the ebay drive without any problems?
Finally, how to reinstall Windows on this sucker. I have a USB DVD drive, will the HP recognize it so I can install the OS back in, or do I have to go through some other ritual?
Thanks for any help with this.