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I like to upgrade the original 40GB hard drive with a bigger hard drive in my Itronix Go Book III IX260+. What is a good choice of HD's Thanks

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I HAVE A COMPAQ ARMADA 1530DM , WHEN I TURN IT ON IT SAYS NON SYSTEM DISK OR DISK ERROR. HOW CAN I FIX THIS PROBLEM


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Try to boot to the CD and choose repair. Go the the Command Prompt (Recovery Console). Then for XP, try the fixmbr command. You can check if there is any viable data on the hard drive by trying to change drives and then typing dir to get the directory list. Try C: (enter) dir (enter). Look for a Windows folder. (Note: some computers have a recovery partition. Don't mistake that for your Windows drive.)

If your hard drive has failed, you'll need a new drive. Then use the license on the computer and an install disc for that original license. Please note: the recovery disc if you have one often doesn't work with new hardware. You will lose any third party software that was installed by Compaq. You'll need to reinstall your own software.

I hope this helps. Please add more information about your computer for additional support. If you do not have an OS disc, search for a member of a Windows User Group in your area. They often have extra copies.

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I assume you are running MS Windows, which version I don't know, because you never posted that info, but MS windows up until XP was notorious for the BSOD, or Blue Screen Of Death. Is this the case with you, or is it RSOD, Red Screen Of Death, XP and later window versions.?

This is not a hardware problem, but software related.
Windows, by it's very nature is a resource hungry OS, the more programs you have runnning the more resources it needs to run, this is apart from hidden programs running in background, also consuming resources.

The only cure with MS Windows (any bloomin' version), is to upgrade your hard drive and RAM, the bigger the drive the better, 1 TB drives cost little these days, and RAM is cheap as chips, if for example you have 2 gigs of RAM installed now, ramp it up to 8 -10gigs, if your current hard drive is 700Megs, then get an external usb hard drive of about the 1-3TB capacity.

Windows is the OS that with every upgrade, has and is becoming a resource hungry OS, with many failings in it's build and structure.

I hope this has answered your query.

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I bought an Acer Aspire 9410-4933 from a neighbor. He removed the 160GB hard drive becausehe did not want his files exposed. I installed 2 dual channel RAM and a 320GB HD from an Acer store. I am having a...


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just open the hdd and check whether it has abt 40 pins are oi has two connectors

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