I have an oldish desktop computer containing 4 hard drives with lots of photo images on. I suspect the operating system was XP. It is the boot hard disk which has failed.
Firstly can I replace it with a smallish ssd drive, say 128gb for faster startup?
Secondly is it likely that the desktop will accept a later operating system, say windows 7 please?
Okay rdave13. Yes there are 4 hard drives, and the c drive is the boot drive, but it also held some of the images I want to recover. I believe I had the maximum amount of Ram which the system could utilise. On pressing the start button, there is no loading of XP, just a clicking noise from the hard drive area, which I take to mean that the c drive has failed. The reason for the multi drives originally was because a Raid system had been setup; I found the system slowed saving to such an extent that I had it removed.
Fruit Bat I would be reluctant to use XP again as I suspect that without Microsoft support, it will be more vulnerable to hacking?