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Upgrade hard drives

By briggs ·
I have two systems;
1. 350 mhz pII ram 128, hd ide 12 gb, win 98
I want to upgrade to a 45 gb hd, Can I just install the new hd or is there more I need to do?
2. 150 mhz pI ram 80, hd ide 2 gb, win 98.
I want to place my old 12 gb ide hd on thissystem, can this be done successfully and do I need to upgrade anything else?

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by James A Bailey In reply to Upgrade hard drives

Nothing else has to be upgraded in order to install a new hard drive. The only thing you have to do is autodetect the drive in CMOS settings.

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by briggs In reply to Upgrade hard drives
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by dalpedog In reply to Upgrade hard drives

You will need to find out what the BIOS will support on the 2 systems. Then you may need to make a bootable floppy then download a flash to update the BIOS. Once the flash is complete, and has been restarted to a functioning system you should thenauto detect the new HD in the BIOS. Make sure to document all settings in the BIOS before changing anything. Make absolutely sure that you follow the instuctions in the flashing phase to the letter...If one is needed.

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by briggs In reply to Upgrade hard drives
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by James A Bailey In reply to Upgrade hard drives

Nothing else has to be upgraded in order to install a new hard drive. The only thing you have to do is autodetect the drive in CMOS settings.

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by briggs In reply to Upgrade hard drives
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by dmiles In reply to Upgrade hard drives

TTANSFEREING THE 12 gb may not pose to much of a problem,enable the large disk support in CMOS and update the bios.
2)Upgrading a hd of this size you want the to enable large disk support in the CMOS,update the bios to read a drive of this size,Consider the heating that is generated from a drive of this size

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