My hard drive has been playing up ever since my reinstallation fiasco (see past posts). I now get the SMART: failure is immininet warning message. My hard drive is drastically slow and the boot-up takes about 10 minutes. Having phoned Evesham support, an engineer is going to contact me soon.
In the meantime, I have university deadlines to keep. I am contemplating getting a replacement hard drive myself and using that just until Evesham engineer gets round to fix or replace my faulty one.
My question is, will the Windows XP disk install on the new hard drive? I heard that if the hardware configuration of your PC changes, then it wont install (some kind of security and anti-piracy prevention).
Is it just a matter of taking one out and popping the other one in and booting from CD-rom (XP cd)?
I will phone evesham tommorrow, but I'll ask here as well. Could doing this make my three years warranty with Evesham invalid?
(I am too scared to turn my PC off in case it never comes on again!)
hope you guys can help me,