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About Hard disk

By rajankanth ·
If i want to test my friends Hard disk in my PC, Is there any chance of getting virus in my Pc too ? , if my friends hard disk have any virus , ? will my PC will also be effected by virus?
what is the necessary step i have to take care before testing any other person's hard disk ? or i will remove my Hard disk and then i will keep my friends hard disk,then i can notify, Is this right ? what will u give me the suggestion for this one??

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About Hard disk

by rajankanth In reply to About Hard disk

what is meant by Cache memory?
Is it acts as a mediator between RAM and Processor?

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You got it

by Toivo Talikka In reply to About Hard disk
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A lot depends...

by Toivo Talikka In reply to About Hard disk

If you just want to check that the hard drive can be accessed, assuming that it is an IDE hard drive, you can disconnect the IDE cable and power cable from your CD or DVD drive, check the jumper settings on the hard drive and connect it to the available IDE cable and power. If you are running Windows XP, the hard drive will appear in the Explorer window.

If you disconnect your own hard drive and boot from yor friend's hard drive, Windows will start installing new drivers, to make itself compatible with the chipset of your motherboard, if your friend's PC has a different chipset.

If your friend's PC has one or more viruses on the hard drive, you may be able to see their effect if you have booted from this hard drive but not otherwise, unless you run infected executable programs from your friend's hard drive.

If you have an anti-virus application in your PC, by connecting your friend's hard drive to your PC as a secondary drive you can scan his hard drive for viruses. Depending on the viruses found and what the cleaning operation involves, there is a chance that some of the Windows programs cannot be loaded afterwards, if your friend's hard drive was badly infected.

It is best to copy the important data like documents, mail folder and bookmarks, to your PC so that your friend can re-install Windows if required and copy the data back from your PC.

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