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May be the following links with pics will help u

http://compreviews.about.com/od/tutorials/ss/DIYSecHD_6.htm

if u still dont understand then let me know i will try to help u further.

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HD REPLACEMENT


Check if you can use SATA else you'll have to look for IDE
Actually to insert a SATA drive is easier then replace a light-bulc.
Just remove cables, unscrew from "drawer" insrtn new drive, scress, replace cables.
If it's a system disk, the difficulty is resintall your system. After you've replaced Hard disk, formulate your question with more doubts

See some fine videos here


How to install SATA hard drive into computer


How To Install Internal Sata Hard Drive and Activate In Windows OS


How to install and remove SATA Hard Drive


How to Replace Desktop Hard Drive


How to Install Second SATA Hard Drive




Jun 27, 2015 | PC Desktops

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Drivers


It sounds as if the OS was not installed. Once PC is formated it wipes out the OS. Try running you OS disk (XP,Vista,Win7).
If after the second install you are getting the same Message OS not found now you want to check the harddrive.
F8 on boot Safe mode with command Prompts. and run "chkdsk /r" with out the quotes. This will check your harddrive and repair any bad sectors.

Good luck!

Aug 27, 2012 | Dell PC Desktops

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Hi, I have destop[ dell pentium R 4 cpu 3 GHz 1.99 GB of ram and 40 GB rom . I want to now if can change the hard disk and put another of 160 GB. tanks you carlos.


A) If you have the Restoration Disk (CD), or a full installation disk of the Windows operating system, the answer is yes.

B) If you have an image backup program, such as Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, or DriveImage XML, for example, the answer is yes.

The Windows operating system is copied over to the new harddrive.

It would be easier, and more cost effective to just install the 160GB harddrive as a Slave drive.

I don't know if your harddrive is an IDE (PATA) unit, or a SATA unit.

Here is more information on installing either an IDE harddrive, or a SATA harddrive, as a Slave drive in a desktop computer,

1) IDE {PATA} harddrive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4inX3nC6M1E

1A) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMTOgt3UiB4


2) SATA harddrive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCgFYNLzn18&NR=1

IDE, also known as PATA is the older style of technology.
SATA is the newer style.

(Parallel ATA
Serial ATA )

The beauty of SATA is not only the faster speed, but if you connect a SATA cable (Data cable) to ANY SATA connector on the motherboard, BIOS will find the device.

BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) will find the harddrive with the operating system on it, first.
Then it will recognize that you have a second SATA harddrive also.

(BIOS looks at both SATA harddrives.
When it finds the one with the operating system on it, BIOS will disregard the other SATA harddrive)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScqDZZeFK9I

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette



Jul 17, 2011 | Dell PC Desktops

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Is it possible to take my IDE harddrive from my old dell dimension 8100 running 'XP' and install it as a second harddrive in my dell studio 8100 studio xps with W7, then boot "XP" from harddrive...


If your motherboard in your new machine supports IDE and you set the jumper on the HDD to slave then I dont see any reason why you wouldnt be able to use it as a second drive

Feb 17, 2011 | Dell Studio Xps 8100 Desktop Computer

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Which hard disc drive is better for pc sata or pata.


hi SATA in my opinion is better, one for air circulation also speed, and the modern motherboards can have from 2 to 6+ SATA ports, which is better than just having 2 ports for 4 items, so i would go for a SATA any day...hope that helps

Jun 16, 2010 | Hitachi PC Desktops

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I removed a Seagate 11 Series 5 10gb from a Gateway 433c and tried to install it in a Gateway nmz 500L and get nothing but the gateway screen. What must I do to make the disk drive to work


If the 10gb. is a second drive, remove it from your machine and make sure it is set as a slave. Next, you'll have to get into your system BIOS by pressing F1 or F2 at one second intervals immediately after turning the machine on, and make sure it's recognizing the harddrive correctly.

Oct 19, 2009 | Gateway PC Desktops

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I want to install a seond hard drive in computer


can you please open up the CPU and check one thing? Is there any Free port in this cable? One end will be connected to the motherboard and two others to (1)CD/DVD rom and (2) Hard drive.

If there is free, surely you can add one. Please then look for a place where you can place your (ATA not the sata one) harddrive.

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Apr 05, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4300S (Refurbished)...

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Harddrive corruption - Computer not booting-up


My friend....sorry to tell you this, but there is only one solution for your problem. And that is to a clean reinstallation of OS. Only that will kill all virus and trojans on the hdd.
And after that be sure that you ALWAYS have an updated virus protection program running.

Good luck M8
Nic

Mar 12, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I bought a HP M8430F and would like to install a 2nd hard drive


By set up differently you mean and ATA or SATA difference? That shoudll not matter as long as  the windows are alread on the first harddrive of the HP  Since your drive that you want to move is the second drive and does not contain the operating syastem you should be able to just phisically move the drive from one machine to the other. The new computer will see and install the drive as "FOund ne hardware" and asign it a letter. It will not disturb the data.

Jan 24, 2009 | HP Pavilion Media Center TV M8430f Desktop...

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Toshiba satellite a205-s5831 Received kernel data error. Hard drive has clicking noises. Programs ran slow. Chkdsk running now for over 15 hours and only on 11%..preplacing bad clusters.


When a harddrive starts clicking it's on it's way out.
Buy a new harddrive and at the same time get a USB to laptop harddrive adapter. You can reinstall XP with the recovery disks that came with your machine ans then slave your old drive to your laptop and recover your personal files.
If you really want to get technicalbuy an Apricorn housing: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817155602
And two new harddrives, fit one new harddrive to the Apricorn housing and try to install the EZgig cloning software to your dying Windows. You can clone your existing Windows install to the new harddrive in the Apricorn housing and then move that drive to your laptop, the second new harddrive can then be fitted to the Apricorn housing and used as an external harddrive.
EZgig comes with the Apricorn housing and you could even go so far as to create a clone of your Windows install to the new external harddrive. The Apricorn housings are excellent, they are small enough to carry in your laptop case and all they need for power is a USB port.

Sep 01, 2008 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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