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Transfering Slave HDD from ME to XP

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  1. holyfong

    holyfong Thread Starter

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    Hi Folks,

    I have just ordered a New 2.8G Dell 4600 with an 80G disk as standard. However I also want to move a hard drive from my old Gateway 233mmx running ME. This disk is configured as the slave to the original 4G disk.

    Will I have any issues in simply removing the disk from the old PC and connecting it (as slave ) to the XP machine?

    Will XP pick it up automatically?
    Will there be any Filesystem issues? NTFS/FAT etc.

    Any help much appreciated...
    Holyfong
     
  2. n2gun

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    You should not have a problem. Just make sure you go into bios and set it to detect the slave drive. Xp should have no problem ntsf/fat32. My one hard drive is fat 32 and other ntsf and no problem.
     
  3. holyfong

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    Jerry,

    XP won't auto-detect the Drive once its installed?
    If not, will I need to get any info from the BIOS on my current PC?

    Holyfong
     
  4. n2gun

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    It will detect it just fine. It may show up as mine did as F drive but presents that no problem.
     
  5. holyfong

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    Hopefully so, If not I'll be back on here

    Thanks for the help
    Holyfong
     
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