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Changing hard drives does gb make a difference?


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#1 gimmeice

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:43 PM

Ok so my 500 gb hard drive that was running vista failed and I am running tight on money so I changed it to a hard drive(160gb) that was running XP out of an old computer. Now my usb ports are not working, they worked while the 500 gb drive was in there the computer just wouldn't boot windows, I made a post about it in the vista forum here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/279144/vista-wont-boot-i-am-afraid-this-is-the-hard-drive/ before I changed the hard drive. Could the change in hard drives cause the usb issue? I haven't noticed anything else not working on the computer yet and this wouldn't be a big deal but my mouse is usb powered.
Anyway I was just wondering if a lower gb hard drive would make a difference on running things like the usb, any info would be appreciated.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:12 PM

Nevermind. I don't know exactly what the problem was but I changed back to the 500 mb hard drive to try a few more suggestions, which didn't work so when I hooked the 160 mb back up and restarted the computer my usb started working again. So far the computer seems to be working ok, really slowly of course but working none the less.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:14 PM

Ok so my 500 gb hard drive that was running vista failed and I am running tight on money so I changed it to a hard drive(160gb) that was running XP out of an old computer. Now my usb ports are not working, they worked while the 500 gb drive was in there the computer just wouldn't boot windows, I made a post about it in the vista forum here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/279144/vista-wont-boot-i-am-afraid-this-is-the-hard-drive/ before I changed the hard drive. Could the change in hard drives cause the usb issue? I haven't noticed anything else not working on the computer yet and this wouldn't be a big deal but my mouse is usb powered.
Anyway I was just wondering if a lower gb hard drive would make a difference on running things like the usb, any info would be appreciated.


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I suggest you do a clean install of Windows on the 160GB hard disk you are currently using and everything should be back to normal.

Reason: The older drive was being used by the XP system, so XP still retains the hardware info. of that system.
So doing a reinstall, helps Windows detect the hardware change(from the new Vista system) and function accordingly.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 16 December 2009 - 07:21 PM.

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