Install XP on new hard drive, questions
This forum has been a very informative, thank you in advance for all the help.
Sorry if this line has been covered before.
I have a hp pavilian a530n, XP home Edition,
no installation cd, but I have burned a recovery dvd from this computer.
I have the product key on the box
The problem is hard drive is bad (maxor 6y200 po IDE)
disk doctor showed two warnings HDD535-s2, HDD535-4
I am running but with limited functions after running the recover disk several times. The computer is not very stable.
I have backed up data USB 4gb drive(not sure how to backup drivers)?
I have bought replacement Western Digital IDE 160
Will the recovery disk install xp os on the new hard drive, with original drivers?
Is that part of its function.
Or will I need install disk, which I can borrow from a friend.