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daddyhc

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I have an old ASUS Z3100. The hard drive died (lost of noise, won't reboot,blue screen,SMART command failed, etc, etc.I would like to replace the hard drive and upgrade if possible. I can find a 80 GB ATA hard drive but also available are 100 and 120 GB. Can I upgrade to the 100 or 120GB ATA hard drive with no trouble? My chipset is Intel® 852/855 GM/GME. I am only using this to read email, listen to internet radio and travel.
Thanks in advance.
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which OS are you using

From your manual Supported capacities of 40/ 60/ 80 GB

Although your manual says 80gig I would think your next limit will be the 127 GB - 137 GB Limitation

Format the drive with NTFS partition for XP and update to the latest SPack


Why can't I see the full capacity of my drive?

For more information on drive capacity issues, please see this Seagate Knowledge Base article:

http://www.seagate.c...RD&locale=en-US

Edited by peter99, 28 October 2011 - 08:10 AM.

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Peter: Thanks for the reply. My system is XP pro and all updated. Do you know of any shop manuals with views of the harddrive, mother board, CPu etc that are available on the net? asus z3100.
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This function will automatically detect your model, and direct you
to the appropriate download page

http://support.asus....guage=en&type=1

download the manuals and drivers
(Marketing Spec./Hardware Manual /Installation Replacement Guide)

before you buy a hard drive take the old one out first it should be an standard 2½” HDD with IDE interface, there are pictures and how to replace the drive in the replacement guide pdf download from the Asus site. Do you have a XP disk or the recovery disks,
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Peter, I have an xp installation disk.
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If you have an XP OS disk only you will have to download the drivers (see link below)

A recovery CD is optional and includes an image of the original operating system installed on the hard drive at the factory

Do you have a support CD which contains all drivers, utilities and software


download drivers manually from here.

http://support.asus....guage=en&type=1

choose Select Model Manually

Click start
Then Notebook
Scroll down click on Z3000 Series
Then the Z31N
Then WinXP
Click confirm
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