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DELL Dimension 2400 Hard drive swap


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#1 k20jonny

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:03 AM

Hey guys, first and foremost my name is jon and im an IT at a small business. a coworker gave me a pc to look at, seems like the hard drive went bad. besides the fact it was making noises (switch nosies) when i attempted to reformat the hard drive it took about 5 hours to get to 80% before receiving a partmgr.exe error.
the original hard drive is a western digital WD800BB-75CAA0 80GB IDE 3.5".
I ordered a western digital hard drive: WD800BB-22JHC0 80GB IDE 3.5".

Does anyone know if there is a difference between the two? im currently formatting the WD800BB-22JHC0 i ordered. so far so good (31%)...

thank you,

Jon

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 06:25 AM

All you need to worry about is if it fits and if it's ide or sata. Looks like you're fine.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:13 AM

Thanks for the reply Allan. Os installation went smooth. Had to install the NIC,audio and.video drivers after but that was easy :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

Don't forget the chipset driver. Then look in device manager for any yellow or red symbols.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 03:58 PM

Don't forget the chipset driver. Then look in device manager for any yellow or red symbols.


i checked the device manager for yellow symbols, and I was missing 3; NIC,Audio and Video. I dont think im missing any chipset drivers. There arent any yellow symbols in device manager anymore. is there a way to verify that the chipset drivers are installed?

everything is up and running. this was a xp pro sp3 os installation and fully up to date according to windows update.

Edited by k20jonny, 10 June 2012 - 03:59 PM.





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