I am replacing my hard disc on a Fujitsu Siemens T4215 / windows XP Pro SP3. the replacement disc is a Seagate Momentus 7200.4. Could you give me a procedure on what to do: 1. Before the replacement 2....
from your request I presume you never have done any hardware replacement before...this may take awhile and I guess you will help if you give me more data:
First of all:
- if you want to replace your operating disk by the new one( you will have to back-up and copy all the data on it, and set up windows anew and reinstall all the programs in the end)
think about keeping the old one and adding some extra data storage space to your system (easier, plus there should be some IDE-connectors still free...)
please come back with more details on the windows version u are using in case you are not sure..
thought about it?
I'll give you advice on the second from the hardware side only, I leave data back-up to you, as this depends on the windows version you are using (win2000 has an easy to use back-up wizard, it allows you to back up your whole system(data, programs and drivers) in one big file on an external data storage medium like thumb drive or DVD, win xp and above lack that, you need extra back-up program....)
if confused already, please come back with info on which version if windows you are using, to guide you through this for win2000....
for the hardware side:
- boot up, enter BIOS by pressing Del, F1 or F2, see list of IDE drives,
write down order of appearance and come back with that info to me on fixya..!
-now pull power cord, dissassemble tower, find out if your power supply has more than 250 Watts of capacity
(you will need at least that much to support all the two ahrddisks plus drives plus mainboard, upgrade to 350Watts or more, a new supply!, if necessary)
- see how the actual harddisk is wired up( follows grey data cables, see if upper end leads to optic drive.
Now do come back to fixya.com giving info on :
list of drives(as seen in bios)
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