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How can I access the hard disk to replace it?

How can I access the hard disk to replace it with a larger one.?

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    Some laptops are very difficult to upgrade, what make & model is it?

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Most laptops you can access the hard drive very easily. there is usually a cover on the bottom that when removed allows you to pull out the hard drive and replace it. The only issue is if you have a restore disk for your laptop to restore the o/s after replacing the hard drive

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Replace laptop hard drive or replace laptop. Current 80 GB Toshiba?


It depends on what you run on this laptop ..but if you only run windows xp ..you do not need a larger hard drive ..and if you only need space to store data ..you can just get a usb external hard drive and avoid the trouble ..The hard drive will be fully usable in other computers too and this is the advantage if you will upgrade in the future to another one with high performances ..
If you have at least a 1.6 cpu on it ..and 1 G of ram memory and you think you may run windows 7 ..you can upgrade it to a larger hard disk ..but remember that this one runs on ata ..and I'm not sure it worth the trouble .
If you have at least 1 G of ram memory on it you can run windows 7 with this hard disk too ..but you will probably have to change the partitions configurations and make C drive at least 40 G so to have space to run it proper..
let me know if you have other thoughts related with this matter ..and i will answer it ..Please rate my answer to help my activity here ..thank you ..!

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Where is info stored on a external hard drive


An external data-storage device has a few parts:
* a USB cable
* an enclosure
* a disk-drive, exactly as used inside a desktop or a laptop
* a USB-to-disk-drive adapter

So, if you open the enclosure, you can see an "internal" disk-drive.
You could even disconnect the disk-drive, and then connect a much-larger disk-drive,
in order to increase the capacity of the device (and to replace an out-of-warranty disk-drive
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Will the E-Tower 366is accept a 300Gb hard drive? My restore disk that came with the computer has Windows 98 and I have the Windows XP home edition upgrade currently installed. The original hard drive...


The 366IS appears to mount a Trigem Florida-TG/TGA motherboard, which does not support LBA48 access to disks larger than 137Gb. You can try to format the hard disk, either on the 366IS or on another computer, so that the first primary partition is 130 Gb in size. You lose the rest, but the hard disk should work.
To be sure, burn it in by write-testing it using any one of the many freeware "hard disk diagnostics" boot CD's.

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My 40 GB hard disk got crashed for KOB 810e FST Mother board. can i use new 80G or 160 GB hard disk. does my mother board supports 80 GB or 160GB hard disk. I have 256 MB of RAM. can i upgrade it to...


Yes, any motherboard that supports "larger-than-32GB" disk-drives should support larger disk-drives.

Yes, most motherboards support up to 512MB per stick of RAM.

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Drive info inaccessible


just simply go to property and here is disk cleanup option....just run it....may be problem is due to some file are larger that is into the hidden folder......

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I`m unable to install windows 98 in seagate 80 gb ide barracuda hdd


For W98, if you create the bootdisk from within windows, you will need to go here to download the newest version of FDISK.EXE then copy it to the bootdisk, allowing it to overwrite the older version. This way you will have support for larger harddrives.

FDISK LIMITATION WITH 64GB DRIVES:
Why does FDISK not recognize my disk (or RAID array) which is larger than 64GB?

There is a bug in Microsoft's FDISK under Windows 95B, 98 and 98SE that can be corrected by downloading a newer version. See Knowledge Base Article Q263044 for more information.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q263044

When you use Fdisk.exe to partition a hard disk that is larger than 64 GB (64 gigabytes, or 68,719,476,736 bytes) in size, Fdisk does not report the correct size of the hard disk.

The size that Fdisk reports is the full size of the hard disk minus 64 GB. For example, if the physical drive is 70.3 GB (75,484,122,112 bytes) in size, Fdisk reports the drive as being 6.3 GB (6,764,579,840 bytes) in size.

NOTE: This hotfix is not designed for 48-bit logical block addressing (LBA) hard disks, and it is not supported on hard disks larger than 137 GB. However, even if the drive is physically larger than 137 GB, if you create partitions smaller than 137 GB, this FDISK.EXE version will work correctly. (THE FORMAT COMMAND WILL SHOW THE DRIVE AMOUNT IN DOS TO BE OFF THE MARK, BUT WILL BE CORRECT WHEN YOU GET INTO WINDOWS ITSELF)

Direct English Version download:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/Win98/Update/8266R/W98/EN-US/263044USA8.EXE

This package installs the updated Fdisk.exe to the Windows\Command and Windows\Options\Cabs folders, on a computer running Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition. If you are starting a computer from a Windows 98 Startup Disk in order to partition and format the hard disk, you should copy the updated Fdisk.exe from the Windows\Command folder to the Startup Disk, replacing the original Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition version of Fdisk.exe on the Startup Disk.

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I like to replace old hard disk


There are panel/covers on the base or near the bottom edge of most laptops these enclose the RAM and hard drive. Remove these screws and covers to reveal the hard drive and possibly the hard drive carrier.
Before you attempt this I suggest to login to the Sony WEB site and download the drivers for the graphics and sound device including modem and LAN if you don't already have them and back up your data. You will need these drivers when you install a new and larger hard disk and the operating system.

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Toshiba A55 S1064


Sounds like either 1) bad disk or 2) bad motherboard. Replacing the harddrive and restoring using the restore cd is valid and will work as long as the disk is as large or larger than your current harddisk - Fortunately it is also the cheaper of the two options.

You may lose access to the free space on a larger harddisk as the restore cd may restore the old partition information as well as the data.

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ibm is providing their computer with a relevant bios updtes . bios updte will solve most of this type of problems

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