replacing hard drive

  archerman 16:58 20 Feb 2003

Can anyone help?
I want to fit a new 20gb hard drive to an old compaq pc running windows 98 the present drive is a 2gb. how do I go about doing this.

  medicine hat 17:32 20 Feb 2003

You could set the 20Gig as the slave drive and transfer all your appz and gamez to it leaving the OS to occupy the 2Gig drive

  briskem1 18:11 20 Feb 2003

hey sorry to say this .i had 4.6 gig with a celeron processor tried allsorts/no joy but got a 20 gig at last fitted its a workshop job cost me £30 but got what i wanted what can i say ...

  jazzypop 18:16 20 Feb 2003

Do you know the make and model of the Compaq?

Are there any identifying marks on the case, or stickers on the back?

  archerman 18:42 20 Feb 2003

compaq deskpro thats all I know.

  jazzypop 18:52 20 Feb 2003

click here to determine your current setup. It is not possible to give a definitive answer to whether you will be able to 'see' all of your 20GB drive without knowing the details of your motherboard etc.

The actual generic advice for replacing a hard drive is quite straightforward - click here and click here

  archerman 18:52 20 Feb 2003

The only info I can find is COMPAQ P200 MMX DESKPRO.
when fitted bios reads 8gb drive not 20gb.

  LAMINA 19:10 20 Feb 2003

perhaps you should visit the compaq support site
you will need the model number of your's usually on a sticker on the back or inside of the lid. click here
it sounds like you need a bios update

  albert108 21:58 20 Feb 2003

I fitted a 10 gig HD into a Compaq 166MMX.(previously had 2 gig HD) I had to download a disk management tool from the HD manufacturers site, and run ( to update the Bios) before doing fdisk and format.Now works fine.

  northy 23:31 20 Feb 2003

i have upgraded my hard drive ,i formatted it after instalation ,and booted from win 98 startup disc,i have came to the a prompt ,and i am having trouble changing to d drive to enable me to load windows,ihave tried d:,d:\>,d:setup,but keep getting bad command.
would be glad of some help so i can proceed
many thanks

  Switcher 00:20 21 Feb 2003

Try e:\setup D: is the ram drive

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