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Upgrading HD in Presario 2100


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#1 Kip

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 12:55 PM

I have a 30 GB HD that failed on a Presario 2100. I am looking to upgrade my HD both in size and specs. My BIOS is Phoenix Technologies Ltd. KAM1.59. Does anyone know if there are any issues with that BIOS and a larger HD?

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 03:06 PM

More info regarding the operating system you want to install and CPU and Ram would be helpful. The exact model number is important also. Based on what I see concerning the 2100 Series at HP/Compaq's websisite you won't want to go much larger than a 40GB. Also be sure to get the 80 Pin Cable with the drive.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 08:33 PM

I am running Windows Professional, the product number is PF180UA#ABA, Model # 2104US, the CPU is Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M processor 2800+ and it has 256 RAM. I am planning on add ing 512 of RAM when I replace the HD.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 06:32 AM

Never mind the cable its a laptop, my bad. :thumbsup:

XP, unless you have SP1 or greater on your OS CD, has a 132GB limit on the hard drive size it will recognize. A quick look at Newegg.com laptop hard drives shows that 120GB is the biggest they are selling now so that won't be an issue,

If you are using your HP Disks to program there is a certain procedure for that.

A screen with a list of options should appear: R, F, and Q. These options can change depending on the state of the hard drive. For example, if the hard drive is new, only R lists


Recovering from recovery discs

If you are using the recovery disks your new hard drive size will be misreported by XP. See Size of Disk Drive Does not Match Specifications

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