Am wanting to install a bigger hard drive?

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BEN1923

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Hello,

A very belated happy new year to one and all,

I want to increase the size of the hard drive on my PC, but i'm not too sure what (tech) info i need to gather and where I find it (on the PC), to enable me to buy the correct drive, therefore making sure that it's compatable with the computer.

I have been told to make sure that it's an "ATA" drive?

Can anyone out there offer me any advice pos?

Thanks all

Ben.
 
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Ben,

It will help to know the "specs" on your computer, operating system, CPU, etc...
 

bassetman

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Shouldn't be a big deal if it's a relatively new PC. Drives are pretty much generic in the way the work and what PC you can put them in.

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BEN1923

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Hi there bassetman,

Am slowly getting the hang of this, hence not replying to your last correspondence via the "thread" option.

Well the PC is quite old, roughly around 7 to 8 years?.

It was also heavily infected with all sorts of stuff until i installed Norton 2006. This seems to have worked quite well and i am now able go online, ect, but there still a lot of "stuff " left on the hard drive. I don't know if this is what is slowing it right down?

I made an attempt to start to remove it but it's proving to be a little bit more problematic than first thought and I obviously don't want to remove anything that will harm the running of the PC.
 
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you're going to be limited to the size for sure. Nothing over 100 GB will be recognized on an old PC. So don't wast money get a 30 GB IDE/ATA ?? We need to know more about your computer hardware and operating system to be completely accurate. Who makes your computer? What version of Windows is on it? How many drives are currently in it? (Include dvd-rom, CD and so on)
 

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You can also start a thread in security to start dealing with the baddies left on your PC. ;)
 

BEN1923

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Hi ya doc,

The spec is as below:

DELL opitex GX1
pentium II processer
(98 on it originally) now Windows XP
A floppy drive
C Drive 4 GB (84320D4 maxor) Now very low.
D Drive (NEC CD-ROM DRIVE:29B DVD/CD-R)
 

BEN1923

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bassetman said:
You can also start a thread in security to start dealing with the baddies left on your PC. ;)
Hi there bassetman, and thanks

How do i do this?

Ben. :)
 

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its easy- just dont get the power cord to drive or data cable in backwards or you will fry computer

i hate seagate i think

i like western digital or maybe maxtor

pentium 2?

you might try a 20 or 40 gig drive only
 

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I will keep track of this thread, but I believe you are in good hands! ;)
 

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steppenwolf said:
its easy- just dont get the power cord to drive or data cable in backwards or you will fry computer

i hate seagate i think

i like western digital or maybe maxtor

pentium 2?

you might try a 20 or 40 gig drive only
Thanks for the advice Steppenwolf.
 
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