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Installing New 20gb Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Marcie, Feb 12, 2003.

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  1. Marcie

    Marcie Thread Starter

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    My sons Gateway Computer's 15gb drive always bootup with a message that there is a problem with the hard drive, I have formatted and reinstalled Win98 and ran a diagnostic on it from Western Digital, and there was a Smartdrive error...Well I thought it was fixed, I resetup the windows operating system and all the drivers that were needed, and it worked fine, for awhile. Now it is back to where it was before with the same message at bootup.
    I am considering putting a new drive in it..is there a way to transfer the files from the old drive to the new drive? I hate to have to start all over again setting up this system .
     
  2. bassetman

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    Yes, most if not all HDs come with a prog on a floppy that will let you do it (with instructions). If a new one doesn't, just go to manufacturer's website and DL one.

    It's a little fiddley, but easy.

    John
     
  3. kramnnim

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    Yeah, the new drive probably will come with some sort of software that will copy the data over. The software that came with my Maxtor worked great...
     
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