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How Do I Revive An Old Dell Hard Drive


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#1 Slayer6571

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:38 PM

ok i realize that dell's windows are liked to the computer's BIOS or something so i cant use it on my current computer which i built. is there a way to make it so i can use that hard drive (with the OS) on my computer?

when i use the dell's HD it says it needs to activate it over the internet but it wont connect

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 12:25 AM

If I understand what you have written here you have taken the hard drive from a Dell computer and placed it in you recently built computer, correct? If this is the case the you problem is introducing that hdd to a different motherboard with a different chip set, and if you're lucky you can get away with using a console repair, if not you will have to reinstall you operating system. This article should explain it clearly.

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 05:43 PM

no i already have a hd for my new comp just that theres some things i would like to keep form my old HD but the computer has broke down

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:17 PM

Set the jumper to slave on the old drive and plug it in you should be able to explore and retrieve files
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