My partners HP Pavilion Laptop keeps bringing up a SMART disc error on loading. I have tried a few things i can find on the internet, including the HP diagnose tool (which just comes back with a specific error ID).
Anyway, i am looking to replace the hard drive. Currently it says the hard drive is a HGST HTS541075A9E680.
She only uses her laptop for basic office use, as she also has a desktop which she predominantly uses, so there is no requirement for a large Hard Drive (id say 500GB tops would be fine).
Is it just a case of any 2.5" Sata Hard Drive will work on it? Also, is there a requirement to re-install windows then (all be it getting rid of windows 8 would be nice).
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