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Your motherboard MUST have a SATA 3.0 port. It is usually blue or look closely on the motherboard to see where the 3.0 port is located. If your motherboard doesn't have a 3.0 port your hard drive won't be any faster than a normal hard drive.

Hitachi Deskstar... | Answered on Mar 24, 2018


Do one thing. Try to install the Power ISO Software and it could be very easy for you.

Its a easy way of burning CDs.

Hitachi... | Answered on Feb 24, 2018


Try to right click the listing. you should get a dropdown where you can repair of reinstall the drivers

Hitachi... | Answered on Feb 18, 2018


If it is new, has it been initialised.

Hitachi... | Answered on Feb 02, 2018


Sounds like maybe the hard drive is starting to fail (very common in a 15 yr. old laptop). See/get a new one here:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=emachine+8230+power+supply&LH_PrefLoc=1&_sop=15&_armrs=1&_dmd=1&LH_BIN=1&_osacat=0&_ipg=100&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XHitachi+DK23EA-30.TRS0&_nkw=Hitachi+DK23EA-30&_sacat=0

You should try and locate the support page for your Dell at Dell.com, because if you try to reinstall XP on a new hard drive, most likely many drivers will be missing, and you would have to get them from the Dell support page.

But installing XP in 2018 would leave you without hundreds of updates, as Microsoft has not supported XP since April 2014. They have not supported Vista since April 2017. So I would recommend upgrading to at least Windows 7, as Microsoft will probably support it until 2020.

I just installed Windows 7 on an old HP Celeron (Celeron processor is like one notch better than a Pentium 4). It works pretty well - turned off all the Win7 Aero junk to make it run a little faster. I can even watch YouTube on it and stuff! lol.

Good luck.

Hitachi... | Answered on Jan 18, 2018


Creo que ese laptop no supporta SATA para XP, y se puede tratar hacer lo con un cambio en BIOS.

Prende el laptop, y empuja "F2" inmediatamente cuando aparece el Dell logo. En el setup menu en BIOS empuja "SATA native mode" para tenerlo apagado.

Inserta el Windows XP CD en el CD ROM drive, y apagar y apagar el lapto.

Hitachi... | Answered on Jan 14, 2018

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