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Old 06-29-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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Cool HDD question

i recently went up the attic and found an old hard drive of a computer that i dismantled a few years back for its parts.
i was wandering if i could stick it in my new comp just to save all my collage work on and maybe a few other ducuments?
as far as i know it still works and its got windows 95 on it LOL.
its not realy a big hard drive about 6 gb i think but it would be a shame for it to go in the trash.
the name of the hdd is MAXTOR and its model is 7540rv.

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Old 06-29-2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: HDD question

should work. Set jumpers on hard drive according to how you want to install into your current machine (slave/master).

What OS are you running on your current machine? After you install the drive and if you're running with XP, go to (in category view) start>control panel>performance&maintenance>administrative tools>computer management. In left pane, select disk management. In right pane select the drive>right-click>choose format>follow instructions to format the drive.

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Old 06-29-2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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i have windows xp home edition sp2.
will there be an spare cable for it already in the computer?
also to save asking in a new thread would it be worth installing red hat linux because ive heard its good.
Thanks for all replies
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