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connecting two computers for diagnostic tests


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#1 navicapolia

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:21 PM

i recently aquired a computer with no harddrive and i would like to see if it is still functional. if the motherboard and ram and all the cards are still operational. i have a computer that works fine with windows xp. is this even possible, will it cost a lot of money, and what do i need? i am no programmer by any means but i have a fair conceptual grasp of computers. please help

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 01:08 PM

Short answer, no, it won't work
You should be able to turn the drivess one on and see the power supply spin up
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 08:19 PM

If only the hard drive is missing, then the computer should still turn on fine. I wouldn't go through the hassle of hooking your current hard drive up to it though, as it probably won't boot up into your installation of windows.
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