Replacement hard drive

  Newuser1936 23:37 24 Jan 2004
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Have a pent 3, win 98 2nd E with a 12 gig hard drive and want to add a new hard drive - what drive can I install - will i have to update bios etc

Help p l e a s e

  woodchip 23:41 24 Jan 2004

Not necessarily, I would think you would be OK to at least 40Gb but there is only one way to find out

  woodchip 23:43 24 Jan 2004

try installing it as a Slave drive to the old one then in Explorer just right click the drive like a floppy disc and choose format

  Dragon Heart 00:39 25 Jan 2004

It may be a 'cable select' system i.e. the IDE position on the cable for the drives.
If so set jumpers on new drive to cable select, check you PC doc's

  frazky 00:54 25 Jan 2004
  frazky 00:58 25 Jan 2004

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