Possible HDD Replacement

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elmeti

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Hi, first of all, I am not really a tech guy and I dont know anything about hardwares so that is why I am posting here.

I have a Toshiba A25-S207 laptop running windows xp. The hard drive crashed a while ago, and i need to buy a new one. The hard drive that was in is : 40GB* hard disk drive, Enhanced IDE (ATA-5), 4200rpm, 9.7mm height, 0.2lbs, Service Removable. Can anybody tell what can i replace it with? And also can i use the Recovery DVD that comes with the laptop to install the drivers and the OS?

Help is appreciated.
 
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The hard disk must be a Parallel ATA (aka PATA or IDE) of just about any one of that type that is available.

ATA 100 Drives

ATA 133 drives

Short education on the use of the term "IDE": Both the old 40-pin IDE drives and the newer Serial ATA drives are IDE devices; but, people generally mis-apply the term "IDE" as distinguishing the older 40-pin drives as IDE.

can i use the Recovery DVD that comes with the laptop to install the drivers and the OS?
Yes
 
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