Hi and thanks for the update!
Just to sort this all out…..
- You have a “different” hard disk drive installed in your laptop, physically installed in the laptop?
- You have the restoration CDs that HP sent you?
Also, please look on the bottom of your laptop and get the actual model number off of the tag for us. DV6700 is a generic number and there are over 300 items under that generic number.
What are the part numbers on your restoration CD/DVD?
Also, just for some heads up information, you can have look here. This probably is not your actual laptop, but will give you an idea on how to recover an HP laptop: