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#1 Styck

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:48 PM

"Had" a HP Slimline...P S decided to fry n die...plus there were scorches and slight burn marks on the mother board.
My question is..can I put the hard drive in another tower...will this work...??

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:13 PM

depends on the type of hard drive and the tower involved. Being a slimline, its new enough its probably a SATA drive, so it should work in any computer that is SATA compatible. To give you a solid answer, I would need the specific model number of the slimline and the specific computer your putting it into.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:05 AM

Unfortunately do to my ineptitude I can't provide that info...so basically I'm gonna just hafta "bite the bullet" n get a new machine...
I thought I had the specs on the fried one in mail as a draft...but NO I didn't do that...
So please excuse me while I quietly go out to mt garage and bang my head on the floor till I'm more senseless than I already am...
Currently using my Wifes puter...when I can actually get on it
Thanks anyway......the_patriot11

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:37 AM

If you can find the model number I can find the specs. If not still not the end of the world, simply remove the hard drive from the fried computer and look at the connectors. If their short, flat and L shaped its sata, if its long rectangular with lots of holes in it, then its IDE. if its sata and the conputer your wanting to put it into is sata, your good to go. If its ide you will need an ide adaptor to put into a desktop with IDE.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:13 PM

I would just like to add that yes it might work in another tow ,but not with out reinstall windows or some other operating system on it ,it will not boot up to present windows configuration in another computer unless all hardware is exact as the one its coming out of

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:19 PM

That is correct-you cannot load windows with it, however you can get any files off of it that you need, and reformat and use it then, either as a storage device or a primary if you have an OS disc to load on it.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

All is well...dug up the $$ for a refurbed HP....All is well now






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