i Think i may have to buy a new hard drive see this thread click here what is the difference between ATA, SATA, PATA, though,and which do I need? also if i buy a 200gb hard drive will my comp be able to use it all? my current [broken]HDD is 20gb in 2 partitions of 10gb.
System spec winxp pro MB is Asus A7x Processor is AMD Duron 1300mhz 512RAM
how do i find out what capacity HDD my motherboard will handle? been to asus site but couldnt find the info, having real trouble with my connection on this laptop as i have to find a hotspot, and keep losing my connection when i try to download the manual.
ATA is the oldest, Pata is faster or should be and SATA is a toataly new way of connection and faster that both the others. You can only fit the Drive that the Motherboard Supports Normal is a EIDE slot on the board that takes ATA, unless you buy a PCI card that will allow you to use Pata and or Sata. If it's a later Mobo then it may have other connections on the Mobo
as i said in the other post i havnt got a floppy on my laptop to download the boot disc to, and none of my friends comps have floppys on them either, i dont think its poss to boot from usb drive is it?
Yes as It looks like it may be a fairly new comp with XP on it, It may boot. But then Again if you cannot get to the BIOS it will most likely not see the USB pen drive, without it's set in BIOS. You do have a Problem If you lived near I would have a look at it my self