Question about Maxtor Hard Drive
OKay, i got this computer from my aunt it will power up and nothing more. I removed the hard drive in hopes to insert into mine and not to sure how to go about it. i would simply install and turn my pc back on and its good to go or would i have to format it in some way? just want it to store music files etc. any help or links on installation and set up would be great. Thanks
If this is an IDE drive, you will have to make sure the jumper on the end of the "new" drive is on "Slave".
IDE drives have a cable about 2 inches wide. This is probably what you have. The above link is for IDE drives.
Here is a link to help out: http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/install-hard-drive.htm
(SATA drives have cables about 1/2 inch wide. You shouldn't have to worry about jumpers with them.)
Here is a youtube video that may help also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnEga6ga5hM
Once the computer recognizes the drive, you can format it by double-clicking "My Computer" on your desktop. Right click on the icon for the new drive and select "Format..."
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test the leads that attach to your ((hard drive from the motherboard)) or replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your ((motherboard to hard drive))
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
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