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I'm trying to find a cheap solution for a HD replacement for a Compaq Presario. Years ago, Compaqs were VERY proprietary and you had to replace HDs with the exact same model (usually purchased from Compaq at a ridiculous price). Is this still true?
Thanks in advance.
IIRC many moons ago HP's BIOS was on the hard drive and not a chip on the mobo
Mark why won't my laptop work?
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