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Cant play certain games in my sata hd 160gb.

I cant able to paly games like farcry 2 in my sata hd,iam having one more 80gb samsung ide hard disc,the game is working very smooth in that hard disc,if i try it in my sata the system will get stuck and if try to restart the system,win xp will get crash,saying that some file missing is there and have to reinstall xp.the same things is happened for some software also...please help me.i used norton partation magic for creating the partions

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I suppose Hardisk has no problem if its sata or IDE ,games will mostly be Graphics and Processor oriented and also to do with the RAM. Should be some other problem . give me more specific problem you face.

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Can i just hook it up and run the disk wizard? or is there another formatting ,partitioning tool I should get?

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Just treat the Pipeline from the DVR as an extra drive by formatting it, and moving the files over. You then can remove the IDE and Pipeline for peace of mind, but the OS advance setup should give the option of all three drives for install destination.

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The FIX.
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Hi, I have upgraded my hard drive fro80g to 160g recently. I have a windows experience rating of 3 on my 80g hard drive but only 2.7 on the new 160g.As 3 is needed to play games, can you advise what I can...


OK, firstly you will need to understand that although the 80GB hard drive had a smaller storage capacity than the 160Gb drive, the rotational speed of the hard drive is of most importance when it comes to the experience rating in windows.

For instance, if the 80GB hard drive had a speed of 7200RPM, and the 160GB hard drive has a speed of 5400RPM, the smaller drive will have a better experience rating.

This is the main issue regarding the performance of the drive.

Hope this can answer your question.

Feel free to let me know if you need any further questions.

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Suggest Hard drive for ASUS K8N Motherboard

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2- if u don't want to reinstall the os u can do a copy of the os and put it on the ide drive(not just copy the files !! it will not work!!!). U cold use clonezilla for example... But probably the first method wold be safer ....

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Things I need to know:
1. Are u installing WinXP for the firs time?
2. Are u using a NEW HD?
3. Is that HD SATA type? or SATA2?
4. do you know what partition and formatting is?

I will help you if you provide me that information. For now I will assume the following and tell you what to do in that supposed case:

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