I have an ASUS laptop. My hard drive failed. I decided to throw in a new hard drive. However, I encountered an interesting problem. I tried 3 different hard drives. With the original drive in, the computer powers on and tries to boot to the drive (and fails because the hard drive is trashed)...
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 126.96.36.199
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3920 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1832 Mb