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Should once you reload the OS and all the drivers.
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where can i get an operating system do you mean like windows xp?

cani get this off the net?
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Contact Compaq and ask to purchase the original Recovery disks for your madel.
They should only cost about 30 to 40 USD.
No you cannot get them on the net without purchasing straight form Compaq.
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i cannot get the recovery i tried this a coupld of years and they said that they did hot go back this late. i can try and buy a new operating system though.
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on the instructions for the hard drive enclosure it sais set the hard drive to function in master mode by adjection the necessayf jumers according to the drive manufacturers instructions.


what does this mean?
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When you get a new hd you will have to make sure it is the correct type. From what you have just described it looks like it would be a IDE hard drive.
What it is saying is that the hd has a jumper on it that would have tobe set fro master with slave from what I understand.
Yes you could purchase a new OS like XP, Vista or Win 7.
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these are the instructions for the closure and the old hard drive that i have to put in the closer not the hard drive that i need to buy for the computer.
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OK the instructions would be the same. If the instructions on the enclosure says the hd needs to be set to master then on the back of the hd where the power and ribbon plug into it there should be a jumper, blue, yellow or white. It is put on two pins and depending on which pins they are on dictates if the drive is a master, slave or cable select.
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on the enclosure i dont see any wires it is just a cap that slips over the end of the hard drive and then you plug it into the computer
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All ide drives will come with the jumper set for a "master" setting.
The jumper is on the drive and not the case.

READ HERE
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thanks everyone for your help. i am going to look in to it and see what i can do.

in the mean time where can i buy a hard drive. compaq sais that they dont see them for a notebook that is this old.
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Notebook drives would be a 2.5 inch drive. Below i have linked to the two online companies I use and to specifically their 2.5 inch drives.
NewEgg
TigerDirect
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well i tried to take the silver case off the hard drive to look for wires to jump and some part fell out. i guess that i just need to accept my loss.

i tried tiger direct but they said they dont have them
new egg is looking for me.

they have some hard drives on ebay however i cannot get the guy to give me any numbers off of the to see if they match. i am guessing that the one on ebay will work but i am not sure.
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Looks like this is what was in the system originally.

Hard Drive 20.0 GB UltraDMA Hard Drive


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Rshaffer61, you linked to the wrong drives. We should be looking at ide and not SATA.

IDE drives
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