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upgrade to bigger hard drive on Pentium II MMX machine

Last response: in Storage
July 10, 2004 7:40:17 PM

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I have tried to upgrade my computer from 3Gb to 40Gb on an older
Pentium II MMX machine. I have tried the different pin configs on the
new hard drive but non seems to work. In spite of this I did get as
far as formating the hard drive then I chickened out when partitioning
questions were asked. Although I got this far the bios was still
saying "none" for the primary master. Some people have said to upgrade
the bios. I have sent into a computer repairer they don't seem to know
what is going on. What are mu options? If thay cannot get it to
recognise the hard drive can I ask for a mother board upgrade or can I
install a HDD controller or am I throwing good money after bad. The
computer is used by my two young children for alphbet games and mostly
word processing running windows 2000.

Any comment would be appreciated.

a b G Storage
July 11, 2004 11:07:36 AM

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a bios update or controller card would give you the best perfomance .
you could also use disk drive overlay software available from the
drive manufacturer . my western digital drive came with a program
called data lifeguard for windows . i used it to intall the ddo
software and copy the contents of my old drive to the new . the other
hdd makers have similar programs available for download .
hope this helps,

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