Edited by Magglass, 27 March 2009 - 07:13 PM.
can any of these programs go?
Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:12 PM
Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:05 PM
not sure i took photos of the following areas earlier when i had the tower apart. let me know if these help or if you need others. thanks for all your help!
---You should see a ribbon cable (A flat cable about two and one half inches wide) it connects from your mother board to your Hard drive. Things to look for. Do you see a second (usually grey) connector that is on that cable, which is not connected to anything. (i don't recall seeing these)
---If you could take a pic of the space where your current drive installed and the space (If you have one) where your cd Rom is. (the cd player is on left side of tower & seagate hd is on right side).
Posted 28 March 2009 - 09:35 AM
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A possibility would be to replace the drive with another larger one, but that will open up more possible issues such as:
1. Is this a special drive size other than a 2.5 (laptop) or 3.5 (desktop)?
2. Will the bios accept the new size?
I am trying to find a manual for this and I am getting close.
Need to know the following.
Is it a legacy version or a legacy free? Look for USB ports/ and or parallel and serial ports.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:11 PM
Seagate U8 Model ST38410A
16383 CYL - 16 HDS - 63 SECT - LBA 16,514,064
P/N: 9P5002 030
Configuration Level: B21432
sticker on side of Seagate said:
Replace with Compaq Spare
8.4 GB HD
123Runner, the person who gave me the Compaq computer told me he thought it was a Legacy Free model (ie no PF/2 round pins). However, note that there are only 5 holes for USB 1.1 (2 in front, 3 in back).
access to highspeed internet tonight so was able to send more photos:
here are links to a few more photos:
i attached a document w/ compaq specs in an earlier document & hope it helps identify this compaq.
got a message tonight about pc recovering from a serious error. tried to attach images of the message & error report i received but it is too big.
just before i got this message i had a message that virtual memory minimum too low. is the attached message a result of computer infected (downloader virus & trojans found on flash drive & 2 malware found on c drive end of February, or running out of space, or ? thanks
Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:03 PM
Now that we have your disc identified in your machine.
It's time to take it out and see if the cable will connect to a newer drive.
Ultra DMA- the model in your machine came in two flavors, one had a 40 pin connector, the other had an 80 pin connector.
The connector (Flat ribbon cable) should be at either the top or bottom of your drive.
It looks like the made it fairly easy to remove: In the pic, you can see a pin that is in a groove, it looks like it should just slide upwards to come out.
Once you take the drive out, disconnect the cable, on the end of the cable count the number of holes, there will be either 40 or 80.
Also, looking at the pic, see arrow. see if those stubs can be removed. They can be on other compaq's, with a torque screw driver.
Click on the pic twice to enlarge.
Is a reult of low amount of RAM. When main memory needs space it writes anything it doesn't need at the moment out to disk. (ie virtual memory) It depends on what was running on your machine at the time. How many open windows and/or programs were running. It will try to expand itself, this may have been what caused the error, it ran out of disc space.
virtual memory minimum too low
Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:21 PM
i have a quick question for you---if i disconnect the connector on hard drive to see if 40 or 80 pin connector, will this erase everything on the hard drive? thanks
Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:56 PM
Turn the system off then disconnect the cable
It will do more then erase, it could short your HD out.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:42 PM
also, will you be recommending a second hard drive or a replacement hard drive? if later, how will i move programs from current hard drive to new hard drive when i no longer have cds to download them?
Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:47 PM
"if i shut down pc, & unplug everything & open up tower to check if 40 or 80 pin connector on hard drive, & then plug it back in & power it up, will it erase or mess up any files on it?"
No as long as you do exactly how you said.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:12 PM
Just a safety precaution
Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:48 AM
The difference is that the 40 conductor is just that (40 wires).
The 80 conductor is 80 wires. Basicly the 80 wire is thinner in wire size so therefore it is a smoother cable.
40 wire has the same number of pins and sockets as the 80 wire.
40 wire has all black connectors.
80 wire has the black blue and grey.
40 Core Cable
80 Core Cable
Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:21 PM
123Runner is correct regarding the sockets (Connector), the 80 conductor cable disperses extra grounds in between the conductors that carry the signals.
After looking at your system and searching the net, You have an (IPAQ 1.0 Legacy Free) system.
The system specs can be found here
Based on those specs your drive cable is 80 conductor.
In regards to
I was heading towards a replacement drive. In order to do this you would need disc cloning software and another disc drive. Since your on a tight budget you may want to take a look at this one. I have seen recommendations for free cloning software on this site, I'll have to ask around, just can't think of the name at the moment.
will you be recommending a second hard drive or a replacement hard drive?
There are a couple of possible ways to get your current drive info onto the new one.
1. Your system specs show a multibay (Located where your CD ROM is) hard drive adapter. (Used for adding a second hard drive)
This looks like an accessory, I'm not sure if you have this.
2. Put both of your Drives into another system (a friends) that has room for the two additional drives.
Since your so low on space, the clone software will need to have the ability to boot from a CD. (If using option 1)
Just to give you an idea of how this would work. The concept is the same in either case.
You attach both drives to a system. (One as the Master(The original drive), one as the Slave(The new drive)) (These are jumper settings on the drive)
The cloning software makes an image of the original disc, to the new disc. (They become exactly the same)
The new drive would be changed to the master, put back into the spot where your current drive is.
If you could take a snapshot of the side where your CD ROM is, (Cover off) I'll try to determine if you have the hard drive adapter.
Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:07 PM
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