installing new hard drive

  fosyfos 17:40 11 Mar 2008

My acer Travelmate hard drive has finally died. I am buying a new one of the dreaded ebay. How do I install it(I know how to put it physically in) How do i install and configure it. I do not have a boot up disk or recovery disk. Will the new disk see the cd drive or will i need to install drivers for it to work.
Any advice would be great

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:01 11 Mar 2008

It will have nothing on it.

Set Bios to boot from CD as first boot device and boot with XP? CD in the drive and instal XP.

Do you have all the drivers for your travel mate?

  citadel 18:14 11 Mar 2008

you need a oem windows disc with your new hard drive. change bios to boot from cd first, with windows disc in cd drive start pc, windows will format and install operating system. when finished change bios first boot to what it was before.

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