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Clean install of harddrive.

I,m replacing my m/b and keeping the harddrive.how do i do a clean install when my computer doesnt work.

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Check this link it will help you alot http://www.usbman.com/Guides/Clean%20Install%20of%20Windows.htm

Hope that helps.......

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I connected gateway model 2100 to hardrive and it saids nothing shows on screen


if what i understand is .. you got a computer popped in a harddrive and you want it to turn on?
it doesnt work that way. you need to buy an OS windows 7 or 8 put the installation disk on the pc, format ( delete ) your current hard drive and install windows all over again hope it helps

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How to Fix a Slow Desktop Computer


I restart the computer and press F8 so it goes into Safe Mode. That way it only runs Windows XP without background programs. I go to Program Files>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleaner or LeftClick on My Computer then RightClick on C: drive and choose Properties to run DiskCleaner with Compress Drive unchecked. The HardDrive needs about 10 to 15% space to do a Defrag. (Freespace / Capacity = %). After the HardDrive's been cleaned I click on the Properties Tool tab for Disk Defragmenter, or Program Files>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter. Let it defrag while no other programs are running. After it finishes, RightClick on C: drive and choose Properties, click on Tools tab, click on Error Checking "Check Now" and place checks in both checkboxes. Restart computer, and let error checking do its job.
If it still runs slow I suggest getting the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed and do a Full System Scan, then run it again after Restart. Then download and install IOBit's Advanced System Care Free Edition. CCleaner Slim finds a few more items after that.
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal should be updated every month, along with Windows Update items.
Buy an external USB HardDrive and move your photos, music and anything else you want to keep onto it. The less files there are on the HardDrive the easier it is on your computer.
I've seen a few laptops here for my friends stationed here in Afghanistan where they were so infected the browser window was blocked. I've used this remedy and other methods to get them back online.

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What type of hardrive do i need for my packard bell istart 2369 desktop computer?


For one, I abhor Packard Bell, and the lack of support for it's users, of older computers.

If you don't support your computers, I say do not buy one from them.
(Oh, excuse me. For $$$$$$ they will)

Can't even find the specifications on the internet, (I do not own one), and Peckard Bell Support is of no help.

So let's do it another way.

What kind of cables connect to the Harddrive?

This will tell us if it is an IDE unit, or a SATA unit.

An IDE, (Also known as PATA), harddrive uses a flat ribbon cable, for it's data cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

Click on the photo all the way to the upper right. Shows a blue connector on a grayish flat cable.

The power cable for an IDE (PATA) harddrive, is a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable. Shown here,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

Note the harddrive shown in the photos, is an IDE harddrive.


If it is a SATA unit, it will use a SATA power cable.
Has 15 contact pins in the connector.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

The SATA power cable has an L connection on the inside, to match the L connection on the back of the harddrive.

Same with a SATA data cable, only it is shorter in width, and has 7 contact pins,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

Also look at the label of the harddrive, and state what you see.
Is it a Seagate harddrive? What is the size? 250GB?

Smaller? Larger?

Once we find this info out, I can recommend harddrives.

Be aware that the Windows operating system was on that harddrive.
If you install a new harddrive, it won't have Windows on it.

You will need to obtain a genuine copy of Windows, and install it.

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Small hard disk


Hi ,
is it full of appications , or just a small harddrive , so there is two things you can do ,
1st - click on the start button and on the right you'll see my computer , click on that ,
then right click on your harddrive and perform a disk clean up , that should free up some space.
2nd- you can go to the control panel and programs and features and remove some of the programs you have installed ,
3rd- you can replace the harddrive with an upgrade that would give you a better drive with more space ................................Goodluck Roy

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Hello to all experts out here, i have this problem.i have an 80Gbts harddrive in my PC. and i want to add 2 harddrives of 40Gbts each. i have tried to do this by my self but i have this diffault. i...


Try these things,

Keep the main, original hard drive pin selected to "master", make sure the original hard drive is connected to the motherboard at the default connection.

IDE's it should be the last connector on the cord and not shared with the cd/dvd rom cord.

Sata's it should be the number "one" connector on the motherboard. The board is typically labeled and with numbers.

The new hard drives you should try putting them into "cable select" since you said setting them to "slave" doesnt work. It's a good idea to just go into bios to make sure those connectors are enabled. Some desktop bios are set to off or disabled.

Do you have a CD/DVD player? Sometimes I have seen they can interfere with adding hard drives. Why not remove it for the time being just to see if it works.

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I have a gateway model # gm5088. I power on the computer and work fine, but the blue light doesnt work and the pc doesn't want to boot. What seems to be the problem?


sorry i could not understand u said it work fine but the pc doesnt want to boot. if its only the light issue then the connection of that light to the motherboard must be lossed or the bulb must have been fused

and if ur pc not booting then it ur power supply on *********** board problem

good day

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My computer refused to start it run windows server 2000 on a network


you would have to pull parts and replace with known good parts and systematically isolate the problem. Example computer doesnt start find a good power supply pull installed psu and replace with new psu.try to boot. If that works your back in business if not, next i would start with ram and harddrive. etc untill you find the problem. good luck

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I have two dell computers. A dell Optima GX270 with an 80 Gig harddrive (that is my primary business computer) and a Dimension E310 P4 with an 80 Gig harddrive with a hidden reserve harddrive. The Optima...


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I have a playstation 3 it keeps coming up with '' error 80010514/ occured during start up operation ' what do i do to fix it


update your firmware. if that doesn't work, reformat the harddrive. if that doesnt work, sony has to replace it.

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Keep getting error reports/blue screens/even after clean reinstal


You need to run a regular format on the harddrive not the quick format then while installing the os make sure you dont have any peripherals connected to the computer example printer scanner or other devices. Only keyboard and mouse has to be present while installing the os after it gets completed then load the drivers and connect the other devices.

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