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?
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
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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