this is the report of my friend's desktop PC generated by speccy.exe (from piriform.com). his hard disk has failed. he wants to buy new hard disk(s) to replace it. what is the maximum capacity, interface, speed, etc., blah, blah, of [one or more] hard disk(s) supported by this configuration? and the corresponding OS' version, edition, architecture. please elaborate all these in detail in layman's words coz i am no hardware expert. can this configuration be upgraded without trashing away a majority of these parts to make it a decently powerful rig? also opine on his opportunities and methods involved in the types of recovering his important data (lots of his work documents) from his old failed HDD in detail, (rather than to become bankrupt by giving it to the data-recovery wing of a HDD giant like se*g*te to get the data recovered coz of hefty charge) . EXPERT answers are most welcome and more than that. thanks in advance.
Summary Operating System MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3 CPU Intel Pentium D 820 SmithField 90nm Technology RAM 512 MB Single-Channel DDR @ 199MHz (3-4-0-8) Motherboard Intel Corporation D101GGC (Socket 775) 40 °C Graphics SyncMaster (1024x768@60Hz) ATI video (Intel) Hard Drives 39.1GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SP0411N (PATA) 38 °C Optical Drives HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N Audio Realtek High Definition Audio Device Tree ACPI Multiprocessor PC Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz ACPI Fan ACPI Thermal Zone ACPI Power Button System board ACPI Fixed Feature Button PCI bus PCI standard host CPU bridge ATI SMBus Motherboard resources Communications Port (COM1) PS/2 Compatible Mouse Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 keyboard Motherboard resources PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series Plug and Play Monitor Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller Primary IDE Channel Secondary IDE Channel Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller Primary IDE Channel Secondary IDE Channel Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller USB Root Hub Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller USB Root Hub Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller USB Root Hub USB Mass Storage Device USB DISK 2.0 USB Device Generic volume USB Mass Storage Device Sony Storage Media USB Device Generic volume ATI IDE Controller Primary IDE Channel HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N Secondary IDE Channel SAMSUNG SP0411N Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio Realtek High Definition Audio PCI standard ISA bridge ISAPNP Read Data Port Motherboard resources Programmable interrupt controller Direct memory access controller System timer System CMOS/real time clock System speaker Numeric data processor PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC Extended IO Bus AV13UF0Y IDE Controller Standard floppy disk controller Floppy disk drive ECP Printer Port (LPT1) Printer Port Logical Interface
Edited by hamluis, 24 March 2014 - 01:34 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.