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Can I move My Hard Drive to Another PC ?


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#1 Jove

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:28 PM

My CP-4403, has good RAM, My CP-5300 doesn't, Can I switch Hard Drives ?

When I start it up, will I get all my desk Top Icons and my running syatem ?

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 05:21 PM

Give this a read:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:01 PM

Thanks ! I think I'll get some new sticks.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:34 PM

Hey, whoops! one more question,

This PC is one that someone gave me, (for obvious reasons I might ad), . . and
The system Inf. Reads;

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name CPQ29532311022
System Manufacturer Compaq
System Model DSDT

On the otside of the Disk Storage Holder it says Compaq Presario,
On the inside it says Model 5300

When I go to Crucial their Memory advisor ask to choose the model, there is no 5300US
or DSDT ?

Any suggestions ?

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 08:06 PM

System Memory 256MB 133 MHz SyncDRAM, 2 Total DIMM Slots Upgradeable to 512MB (SyncDRAM DIMM required)


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Posted 08 October 2008 - 09:57 PM

I take it thats it, thats what I'll copy and take with me to the various retailers to pick up my new sticks.

Once again Garmanma, Gratefully,I thank you.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:00 AM

Give me some time today. I'm pretty sure I've got 2 -256 sticks in a drawer somewhere. You can have them
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 11:04 AM

Thats a generous offer, I am in pretty dire need, . . so I may go out and make the purchase.

But let me ask you, the info you gave on the sticks;

System Memory 256MB 133 MHz SyncDRAM,

2 Total DIMM Slots Upgradeable to 512MB (SyncDRAM DIMM required)


Thats pretty generic right ? If so, . . just to test can I take the 256 stick out of my 4403US, and test the functions of this 5300US, these two computers are very similar, the 43oo has a bad install in it and is not working properly.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 12:17 PM

You can try it, as long as it fits there shouldn't be a problem. You won't burn out anything
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:08 PM

What exactly does this mean ?



2:38 PM 10/10/2008
Network Information

Property Value
NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS No

Property Value
GetAdaptersInfo failed. Error 232 (0xe8) -
The pipe is being closed.


About RAM are the MHz Speeds synonomus in the (2) different information sources ?


Info From PC

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name CPQ29532311022
System Manufacturer Compaq
System Model DSDT
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~1096 Mhz

Infor From SIW

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Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 512 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 512 KBytes
Memory Slots 1
Error Correction None
Use Flash memory


Device Locator XMM1
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Part Number 16LSDT3264AG-133E1
Serial Number 2A420243
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type Synchronous SDRAM
Speed 133 MHz
Data Width 64 bits
Form Factor DIMM
Total Width 64 bits


Device Locator U14
Capacity 512 KBytes
Memory Type Non-volatile FLASH
Data Width 4 bits
Form Factor Chip
Total Width 4 bits

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:13 PM

Property Value
NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS No

Property Value
GetAdaptersInfo failed. Error 232 (0xe8) -
The pipe is being closed.


Is this before or after you swapped out the memory?
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:54 PM

This is after I changed it back, something didn't work, it got up ok but the same problems seemed to occur and it did not pass a MEM either, . . .this message info occured with both RAMS

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:19 AM

Since I am having MEM Test Failures for both PS's, . . . .

Can I purchase the one 256 RAM, reccomended as follows for both the 5300US and the 4403US, to test the same stick on both ?


Memory upgrade information of Compaq Presario 5300US Desktop PC is as follows:

Pre installed Memory is :256 MB
Upgradable up to :512 MB
Memory Type :SyncDRAM
Speed :133 MHz
Number of slots :2 DIMM Slots
Maximum memory module size per slot is 256 MB.
Supports non-ECC, unbuffered memory modules only.

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System Model: Presario 4403US
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Memory (RAM)
Capacity: 256.50 MB
Intel Celeron™ CPU 1400MHz
Version: x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 1
Speed: 1395 MHz
Local Disk
Total Capacity: 189.92 GB

Edited by Jove, 13 October 2008 - 09:22 AM.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:16 AM

Kingston shows the exact same RAM modlules for both computers. Both use SDRAM PC133 with a maximum capacity of 256MB per slot. So yes, you can use one module to test both computers.

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurat...;submit1=Search

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurat...;submit1=Search

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:36 AM

dc3,

I'll make good use of that information, Thanks much for your time and efforts !

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