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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Geckojunkie, Jun 5, 2007.

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  1. Geckojunkie

    Geckojunkie Thread Starter

    Jun 5, 2007
    Can I take the hard drive out (HP) and move it to the new computer (GATEWAY) just to be able to save my files and such? If so can you tell me how. The gateway does not have the belt cable like the HP does, so how to I get around that?
  2. biagrin


    Jan 1, 2006
    you could buy a HDD enclosure and run it as an external drive. That way you can simply explore the external HDD for the files you want.

    something like this http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126168
  3. Triple6

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    Dec 26, 2002
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    Sep 9, 2001
    Geck: Look carefully at the motherboard in your Gateway. It may have an IDE (ribbon) slot in it, along with the SATA (1/2" wide cable). Some motherbaords have both slots available, but use only one.
    If you have an IDE slot you can hook up your HP HDD to it. You'll have to get a 40 pin cable somewhere.
    Now it gets kinda complicated. You will have to ensure that the IDE slot is enabled in the BIOS.
    See if you can get this far and post back for further instructions.
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