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Hard drive swap and repair

I have two Dell 600's that I just got off eBay.
One has 1G Ram, 30G drive, w/XP and works just fine.
The other has 512M Ram, 100G drive, w/XP and does not work so fine. None of the peripherals (network card, etc) seem to work.
I would like:
1) move all the stuff off the 30g drive to the 100g drive and put the 100g drive on the good pc
2) put the 30g drive on the pc that does not work so good and then get it working

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If the two DELL computer are exactly alike, processor,etc.,etc.[twins!!], then just switch h/d, use something like LAPLINK [WWW.pcworld.com has "freeware & shareware" file transfer utilities that work pretty good] and switch the programs from 30 GB to 100 GB. Then use Internet for software drivers to update.the XP for 100 GB. Then switch memory from 30 GB to 100 GB

p.s. The 512mb RAM wt.100 GB h/d [ " network cards,etc that are not working so fine ", could be 1) software drivers 2) the cards are damaged themselfs

Posted on May 05, 2008

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You can swap the hdd's without a problem. Put the 100 GB drive into the system that you want it in. Since you just got both, I'm assuming you don't have any data you are worried about losing. On a latitude you can get the OS disk by calling dell tech support. The drivers are available online. A clean install is the best. If there is data on the drive you want to keep, the best method to transfer is to purchase a hdd enclosure that converts the internal hdd to an external usb hdd. The kit is less than $40 and you want one that will fit a 2.5" drive. It will plug into the other notebook or into a desktop. Hope this helps.

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Guessing that you are not computer tech savvy, my advice is to give the task to a computer technician.

The procedure is simple but time consuming, because the two computers are the same you will not get in any trouble with the OS by doing ghost, disamble the to hard drives from laptop, connect 30 Gb as "master" and 100Gb as "slave" in a desktop computer (you will need a spacial cable adaptor for this task because they have different cable pins), prepare ghost diskettes and start the desktop computer from floppy, using the ghost software transfer the 30Gb to the 100Gb, put back the HD's but this time put the 100Gb in the laptop that works...WORNING! OLD DATA FROM THE 100GB WILL BE DELETED PERMANENTLY.

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Please don't do it without consulting dell because some time hard drive crash at a time of replacing without experts concern..

please concern ur nearest computer hardware engineers they will buy cassing for ur laptop hdd & then they will tranfer ur all data from one to other hdd...
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Use a back up service for that...you can find one through this link, called Mozy @ home

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