New HD old computer!
Posted 26 May 2005 - 05:50 PM
Posted 26 May 2005 - 06:58 PM
if so, I would suggest using that, and adding his drive as a slave to the system. then he can copy his data over, or just leave it in as extra storage.
what do you mean when you said that system is not IDE?
Posted 27 May 2005 - 06:07 AM
Posted 27 May 2005 - 12:58 PM
you could try using his drive to boot, but with winXP on there, you would have to do a repair install of the OS to get it working.
the other option is to buy a new drive, like you said, load XP fresh onto it, then use his drive as extra storage.
you should be able to pick a hard drive up fairly cheap, especially since you probably wont be going for anything huge.
Posted 27 May 2005 - 02:28 PM
oh and can i use the memory out of the slower one in the faster one(it fits in the slot!!!), im just not shure what type it takes.
Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:09 PM
look for a label on the ram modules with size and speed info. it should work, just want to check compatibilty.
you can also search for the info on the 2 PCs, looking for ram buss speed (likely 100 or 133). also buss speed of the IDE ports, for the hard drives.
shoot me the info (PC make/model), and I will check when I get a chance.
Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:47 PM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 11:21 AM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 01:45 PM
ok, which machine are you working on here, the PB 450? can you get into BIOS? if so, go into the drive settings area, is it detecting the hard drive (or drives) correctly, and the CD?
tell me what your current setup is, which drive is master, if a slave is installed, CD or two, ram from which of the 2 pc, etc.
make sure jumper settings are correct for drive positions- master boot drive set as master, second drive set as slave, etc.
Posted 09 June 2005 - 04:05 PM
im only using one HD and its a new one i invested in to save some time, now everytime i try to use the fdisk.exe thingy it says no fixed disks , is the bios screen the same as the dos screen.
im bootin from a win98 boot disk and holding down the ESC key but it goes straight into the menue with the three options(cd rom support, safe mode ect) so i choose number 1 and get the dos screen. whe i try and run fdisk NO FIXED DISKS is reported and when i try to run d:/setupwin98 it reports CDR101: NOT READING DRIVE D ????? all the cables are in the correct places (well i diddent move them in the first place)
Posted 09 June 2005 - 04:22 PM
frist thing is to make sure that the red line on the ide cable is on pin one of the hard drive and the jumper is set to master.
Posted 09 June 2005 - 08:46 PM
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