installing new harddrive-a idiots guide please

  holly polly 23:35 04 Aug 2003

hi just had to do a reformat on this machine and reinstall windows again for the umpteenth time scan disc reported unrepairable bad clusters -obviously the harddrive is on the way out ,going to buy a new one and fit it myself (hopefully)-would appreciate a idiots guide to installing a new hardrive-i am using win me, do i have to use fdisk to create a primary dos partition for the fat 32 file, will i have to format the drive before i install windows etc -these are some of the questions what i would like addressing -i am a complete novice when it comes to installing hardware-thogh i am a electrician -just want to make sure i do everything right and not mess things up -as usual all answers greatfully reieved ,cheers -hol pol...

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:44 04 Aug 2003

To save me hammering the here


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