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N800v harddrive blew out

I need a new harddrive for it but idk whats the best size vs price one and what will fit in the laptop tself

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  • beyblader54 Jun 15, 2009

    whats the bios

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It depends upon your needs, the larger the hard drive to higher the cost and the maximun size you can install depends upon the BIOS. The smallest hard drive that is readily available is about 100Gb.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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    Chris Hingee Jun 15, 2009

    The BIOS is the Basic input/output system, this system controls the basic function of a computer, such as the Date & Time, hard drive, built-in devices such as graphics video, audio, network card, keyboard etc. etc.
    To get into the BIOS configuration, press the F10 key as you switch on the computer, do not change any of the settings unless you know what you are doing.

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