Replacing a Hard Drive

  carlisle 23:34 23 Dec 03
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My hard drive was rendered useless last week, i was trying to defrag but was getting nowhere, i had a 2 gig (wow) put in by a friend to keep me going, he is away for a month on holiday. My new hard drive arrived yesterday (60 gig)

i am a bit wary of replacing the 2 gig one myself, i have the boot floppy, the operating system, want to partition if possible, read through info on the forums on this site

Dosen't seem too difficult, am i heading in the right direction, i have never done this before

Am i been over confident or should i take the bold step and have a go?

  MAJ 23:43 23 Dec 03

As long as your motherboard supports a hard drive of that size, it's fairly easy to install, carlisle. How old is your computer and which operating system are you using?

  carlisle 23:45 23 Dec 03

thanks for reply,

it is 3 year old, the operating system is windows 98se

the old drive that was corrupt was only 8gig

  kspatto 23:54 23 Dec 03

it depends on what operating system you are going to instal if it is xp make sure you have enough memory 256meg preferably if you do have xp instal your new hard drive as the master leave your other hard drive off for now (you can always put it back in if you make a mess of insalling your new hard drive and you will be back to square one)xp is very simple to instal just follow the onscreen instructions but before you start I would download and print out some helpful tips and instructions from a specialist web site such as click here or type in to a search engine something like reinstal windows help
best of luck
just a tip dont try all this on a diet of lager and crisps and a merry christmas to you

  carlisle 23:56 23 Dec 03

cheers for that

much obliged, 1st time i have been on this forum and i have had the help i wanted

merry christmas to you aswell

  MAJ 00:15 24 Dec 03

At three years old your motherboard probably wont support that size of drive without a BIOS update (not for the faint-hearted) or a drive overlay utility from the drive's manufacturer's website, carlisle.

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