Help installing Hard drive
Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:28 PM
Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:23 AM
There is no need to partition or format the new disk with a separate utility as the Microsoft Windows installation disc or Manufacturer's Factory Recovery disc will do that automatically.
Re-install Windows on to the new drive, using a Microsoft Windows installation disc or a Manufacturer's Factory Recovery disc.
Now buy an external USB hard drive enclosure which is designed for parallel-ata hard drives.
Fit your old drive into it. Plug it into a USB port on your PC and Windows should recognise it and automatically assign
a drive letter to it.
Please make a point of keeping backups of all your own files because when a hard disk fails completely (as it may do at anytime without warning)you will have no chance of recovering anything! Backing up is vital!
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 13 August 2010 - 07:33 AM.
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