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Old 03-10-2019, 10:57 AM   #1
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I had to replace the hard drive in my ASUS Laptop after it got wet, I am now trying to put Windows on the new hard drive but can only get a blue screen
 
Old 03-10-2019, 10:59 AM   #2
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I had to replace the hard drive in my ASUS Laptop after it got wet, I am now trying to put Windows on the new hard drive but can only get a blue screen
Welcome to LQ, theonlyone2nv.

Firstly, could you please change your thread title to something more meaningful than "Help me". Thanks.

Secondly, where does Linux fit into all this?
 
Old 03-10-2019, 01:03 PM   #3
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I don't see how this has to do with Linux at all either. In any case, I hope you had a backup in an external HDD. I always have one, just in case .

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Old 03-10-2019, 03:00 PM   #4
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Also, on a hardware level, apart from any OpSys, if "got wet" was just water that drive should still work once it is completely dry, unless you are on extremely hard water that leaves mineral deposits. The mechanics are hermetically sealed and no fluid is going to get in.... period. The only parts at all exposed are the controller electronics and I could literally hold ay hard drive I've ever owned under the faucet for several minutes and once dry it would work perfectly. I know this because I have actually done that to drives that had sugary drinks spilled on them. It's always good to have new and hopefully larger capacity drive storage but I don't do Windows anymore... haven't for almost 20 years on my own systems and stopped fixing others 10 years ago.

Bottom Line on Old Drive --- If the wet was not pure water, clean it, preferably with distilled water. Avoid solvents unless you know what both the substance and the cleaner are and do. Then dry it THOROUGHLY like wipe it with a soft cloth and set it on a stack of paper towels and let it sit for a day or two unless you live in 60++% humidity and then you might consider using a fan or even a low power hair dryer held at least a foot away. Get it DRY and try it out. It will work if all that happened to it was "got wet".

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Old 03-10-2019, 03:05 PM   #5
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From my experience with getting electronics/electrical items wet, in letting them dry first before turning them back on,

DO NOT USE a hair dryer or any forced drying method, just let me air dry first before using it again.
 
Old 03-11-2019, 12:08 PM   #6
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Another important thing to keep in mind for these cases is redundancy (you know, keeping your stuff safe in several different places), so if one system/hard drive/whatever fails, you will always have a backup somewhere else.
 
Old 03-13-2019, 07:54 AM   #7
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By the way, this reminds me of a recent incident involving a Mac computer. Anyway, I can hunt my apple by myself whenever I want .
(This is just a personal joke between the OP and me).

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Old 03-13-2019, 05:53 PM   #8
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I had to replace the hard drive in my ASUS Laptop after it got wet, I am now trying to put Windows on the new hard drive but can only get a blue screen
do you get the initial bios / post-test etc screens
would help to know exact model of machine and version of windows

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