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Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Sounds easier than I expected. Just rock it back and forth (lengthwise along the narrow side of the drive), taking care not to rip the connector off the drive. Reply Mark on January 31, 2008 at 2:43 am My old hard drive crashed. You can also, if you wish, manually create additional Restore Points at any time. weblink

Change any necessary jumpers (see "Setting Jumpers" above) so that both drives as well as a CD drive are recognized. Your website got me passed this and told me how to do it without that. My computer - "C" drive properties still shows the 90GBI am running XP. - Sytem came right up and looks OKHow do I get "My Computer" to recognize the 250 GB. We are working to restore service.

Reply bill taylor on September 8, 2008 at 5:01 pm thanks for the help! Windows XP appeared almost two and a half years ago and has proved to be quite stable and resilient so I'm reserving judgment as to how often it should be done You want to delete the current partition where Windows is installed. Once it loads, you should see an "Initialize Disk" wizard pop up.

The second one was for storage. I know just enough to be dangerous to myself and all computers around me. AND BE SURE TO BACKUP ANYTHING YOU DON"T WANT TO LOSE PRIOR TO UNDERTAKING THE TASK! A System Restore message may appear that lists the configuration changes that System Restore will make.

For example, if your password is the name of your elementary school, the password hint could be, “My first elementary school.” 19In the Type Your Windows Product Key dialog box, type Insert your Windows CD Shut off your computer Unplug any peripherals attached to the computer (printers, handheld computers, cameras, scanners, etc.) All you want plugged in is your keyboard, mouse, and Insert the Windows installation disk into your CD drive. Please help.

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion Well it sounded so simple but no matter what I do I cannot get the computer to recognize my old drive connected to the slave connecter on the cable. I've saved this to my useful websites list for easy reference!Thanks, matey! I would like to add a 2nd SATA hard drive and was wondering if it can be connected in serial with the existing hard drive.

I'm sure i must be overlooking something really simple, but what?!?!?!? Windows Legacy OS forum About This ForumCNET's Forum on Windows legacy operating systems, (XP, 2000/NT, ME, & Windows 95/98) is the best source for finding help or getting troubleshooting advice from Subscribe to the Geek to Live feed to get new installments in your newsreader.Reply2 repliesLeave a reply You may also likeLifehackerDon’t Plant Those “Bee-Friendly” Wildflowers Cheerios Is Giving AwayFriday 8:00amio9The Walking Reply Germ on August 16, 2007 at 1:07 pm I inherited my works old server computer and I want to convert it to a stand alone personal PC.

Note - DO NOT press to choose the option To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R Accept the License Agreement. The W2K also detected the new drive when I try check in the ‘device manager'.However, there isn't one WD SATA HD in the explorer. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - It is EASIER than you expected by billspaced / July 14, 2008 7:58 AM PDT In reply to: Sounds easier than I expected. Reply nick on October 19, 2009 at 11:30 pm Hey my pc wont reconize my hard drive,even a exernal hard drive.

please lat me know… Thanks Reply Mario on February 18, 2008 at 5:45 pm Dumb question??… Since the "S" in SATA stands for "serial", can 2 SATA drives be connected in Put the disk in, shut your computer off, turn it back on and follow the on-screen instructions. On the [Select a Restore Point] screen, click the most recent system checkpoint in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next. check over here Also, you will have a disk or disks that are labeled ‘drivers'.

Every one knows what they are capable of!!! If your current hard drive is set as "Cable Select" (meaning it is the only drive on the channel), then you may need to change it to "Master" which will allow I have a dell and it was givng me a message that there was no boot drive installed, repeatedly for months.

Have done this many times for hard drives that have a ‘bad spot' that didn't allow it to be recognized on boot-up.

Reply Janna on August 27, 2007 at 3:26 pm I have a problem! example large four prong plug in the computer vs. However, I am still stumped. Reply Nick on August 22, 2009 at 4:15 am awesome.

Reply LUIS RESTO on June 24, 2009 at 11:06 pm DAVID YOU ARE THE BEST BROI want say Thanks so much for this postthis post help me alotthanks again DAVID RISLEY NIce to see some floridians.Chaz Reply Tyler Thompson on November 1, 2007 at 11:09 pm Chaz, please register on our forums for more specialized help. I am in the happy Medium of the geek world. this content Reply mark on December 18, 2008 at 12:29 pm working on a computer with two hard drives.

however it states no operating system when he boots it. I believe this is a ATA-6 model. Reply Ravenwolfvoyager on September 29, 2007 at 1:14 pm Great article, I really appreciate the simplicity involved and the easy to follow instructions. Phone call Text message Facebook Messenger Other View Results Loading ...

It had windows 2000 on it and i just want to save home movies on it. by nickddonnelly / July 13, 2008 7:29 AM PDT In reply to: Just clone it. . . I have a spare one which i utilize as of time while awaiting for its replacement. You also would need to format and reinstall if you have encountered innumerable error messages or encounter a runaway virus.

For a couple of reasons, I have decided to mount the drive inside my PC. My PC is running on 2000XP with FAT32. My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... Reply Josh Fink on September 1, 2008 at 11:48 pm great article, it helps to send something to my dad while i'm at college so that i don't have to explain

Let's get started:Turn the computer off, unplug it, and take the case off. To use the new drive as a second drive, the primary partition option should still be selected, otherwise, Windows will not format the drive.Thank you again. It's not your job to go around examining articles and deciding whether or not they are suitable for people who don't understand the basics of what the article is about.Having said