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ADDING 2ND. HDD


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#1 LOVEMYPC

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 07:48 PM

HI, Can i add a second HDD to my PC,I have a GATEWAY GT4010 MEDIA CENTER W/XP SP3, IT has a WD 200GB HDD right now
would like to add a 1TB HDD IF possible,also do i need to install the WINXP OS to make it work and would this be called
a dual boot system. The only thing i see that might cause problem will M/S let install WINXP on second HDD,THANKS

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:01 PM

You do not need to install the operating system again as the BIOS will detect it automatically. Your motherboard has 2 SATA port, one is used as the main drive and the second port is free which you can use to plug in the second hard drive.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:37 AM

THANKS,BUT HOW WOULD IT BE ACCESSESED OR WOULD I GO INTO MY COMPUTER
AND PULL IT UP UNDER ANOTHER DRIVE NUMBER,THIS I AM NOT SURE OF HOW TO DO.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:18 AM

You would be able to access the hard drive through "My Computer". It would be a different letter drive like "D:" or something like that. You can rename the second drive if want to.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:10 AM

I would transfer my OS to new HDD since it would most likley be faster, use a program like Acronis True Image

Install Acronis
turn off and unplug pc

Note:ground yourself first before touching ANY electronic Computer component, at the very least discharge static by touching the case

open up pc and insert hdd, attach hdd power and sata cables
partition hdd into two, 1.for OS and 2.for data, using disk manager
clone OS to 1st partition using Acronis
turn off and unplug old hdd only, to test if worked (that will also make the new drive the default or boot drive)
You can now turn off and reconnect old drive and proceed to use pc
whenever pc starts up it will give you option to boot from either drive

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:43 PM

Thank you,right now i get the BSOD but only on FIREFOX,I have been using I.E nd have not had any BSOB.
Went into FIREFOX nd it took while but the BSOD finally rised its ugly head,but only in FIREFOX.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:11 PM

Download BlueScreenView
No installation required.
Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.
When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.
Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:43 AM

HI, killerrx525,I used your directions and got down saving to notepad.
I am looking at windowsminidump right now,but i still have got hold of
how paste into my reply,the one thing i saw was that there maybe a problem
with NVIDIA drivers,as with most things with PC'S They are usaully simple you
just have to get it straight in your mind sometimes that takes awhile,thank's

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:57 AM

Please copy the dump file in your next reply, so i can analyze it.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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