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Got new PC how do I destroy the hard drive from my dell dimension 9150
Posted by Anonymous on
Once you get the hard drive out, there are a number of ways to destroy the hard drive. There are some services that will shred the drive for you. Do not throw it in a fire. There are materials in the manufacture that will give off toxic fumes if burned. I used to take a drill and drill a bunch of holes through the hard drive. It's time consuming, but it makes the hard drive nearly non-functional. Running an industrial strength magnet over the hard drive will destroy the data on the drive as well. Either way, relieve some stress and smash that drive up!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Leave the cable connection as it is. That is, one ribbon cable for the 2 dvd drives and the original cable for the old hard drive. You dont need to set the jumper on the second hdd. It has to be set to 'cable select'. Then make sure to connect the second hard drive to the middle port of the ide cable. Don't forget to connect the power connector to the drive. It should work that way.
Two ports on the motherboard
primary ide controller port (for master and slave hard drives. both drives jumpers should be set to cable select. then make sure to connect the right ends of the cable to the drive. middle port is for slave. port on the end is for master. check the power connectors for both drives.)
secondary ide controller port (for 2 dvd drives.)
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
Firstly remove the power cord from the back of the desktop, then turn the unit round so the back of it is facing you, on the right hand side there may be a couple of screws and plastic catches, remove the screws and lift the plastic clips so the side panel opens up, once that is done you will be able to see the motherboard, the hard drive looks like this >>>>>now depending on the type of dell you have there maybe screws or green plastic strips that holds the HDD in place, if you cannot get it that way then the front panel has to be removed.
If this is the case post back and I'll tell you how remove it.
Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
Try this Boot to the BIOS
press ALT+E (single Beep)
ALT+F another beep
ALT+B system will reboot and re-detect drives
once done, you should be able to install XP on HDD
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
If you were using Windows Xp just press Ctrl + F11 when you turn on your computer.
Press F8 if you were using Windows Vista then select repair your computer from the list.
Then if you have any disk or any Operating System disk insert the disk then boot from CD and follow the on screen instructions.
Hope it helps you....:)
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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