Are the hard drives the same on a compaq nx9030 and compaq presario because my conncetion is bad on the nx9030 and i need my computer for a show this fri....can i swap it over to presairo without ******* **** up??
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Re: swapping hardrives between 2 compaqs
Hi there It depends on the age of the machines because there are 2 types of laptop hard drives ATA or SATA you will have to take them both out and compare the two to see if the connections are the same. I must warn you however that if you want to use the existing operating system on a different computer its doubtful that the operating system will boot up meaning you will have reinstall the operating system on the swapped drive
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Try booting into the BIOS Screen and resetting to factory defaults. If that fails suggest swapping the hard drive out and re-install the Operating System - Save your old data and migrate the data off the old drive. You can buy an external drive adapter to connect the harddrive to a USB port to migrate you data.
Usually, the more storage the better. You can go up to 260 gig total with a primary 100 gig drive and a secondary 160 gig drive. Note that with the extra drive, the unit will use more power so think about that first.
BIOS checksum errors occurs when either the BIOS chjp is faulty or most likely the BIOS battery is nearly flat and the stored info changes and doesn't match the checksum info.
Replace the battery with a new one, leave the battery out for 1/2 hour before inserting the new battery. The BIOS will be reset to the default settings, you need to configure it again eg, datr and time etc.