I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion on a brand of hard drive? And, do they come with easy to use software or should I purchase some? I have heard that some are capable of an "automatic" back up? I don't want to try to pick and choose thru files. I prefer to just have everything saved.
* when I save my info, will that save the actual programs, too? Or, after having a new hard drive installed, will I have to go and seek out copies of programs on my computer? My PC did not come with " back up disks" as my original computer did. However, when I purchased the computer, I did make backup disks. To what extent do I need to use these?
Here is my guess? 1. computer goes to "shop" cuz still under warranty. they decide what might be the problem and 'fix it". I'll stick with the theory that it is the hard drive. 2. They will replace the hard drive. *When I get my computer back, I imagine it will be set to original factory settings again? I use DSL, and had to install a CD, CD for my printer, for my webcam, etc. Will I have to reinstall all cd's? Also...I have had various viruses that are quarantined. When I reload files from the extrernal hard drive - will they be reinstalled?
Sorry..have never had to do this before, and it is a bit overwhelming Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you!