I'm wanting to install a new hard drive in addition to the one I currently have. How woudl I go about doing this? Is it just a case of putting it in connecting the wires and then switching the computer on? Will I have to go to dos to format it or can windows xp do this?
I must go to bios and set to auto detect the new HDD before I allow the computer to load up and try and read my original normally? I did not do that. That could be what I did wrong. For power cable- yellow is on top when the computer is on its open side right?
That could be where I went wrong then, I thought it would work as normal so you could go onto windows and then find the new hard drive and install it. Is there a way to use this cmos thing without a floppy disk? as I am currently without a working drive
You don,t need a disc when you boot the PC on the very first screen there will be a message something like
press del to enter setup
press the delete key when this message is on and the PC will go into the BIOS. The first option in the BIOS is CMOS where you can setup your hard drives bottom of screen will tell you how to change things F3 is usually used to autodetect drives. And F10 to save and exit.
DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE IN THE BIOS YOUR PC MAY NOT BOOT AFTERWARDS.