How could I know if any or which hard disk drives would be compatible with an old laptop computer which no longer will start into any screen nor Windows or anything? Computer turns on but nothing happens, so I suspect hard disk no longer good. I would like to try replacing the old hard disk drive with a new one. The computer itself is 12 years old laptop. 30 GB HDD but I might like something larger maybe 40 or 60 GB about. Window XP is installed on the nonfunctional computer laptop but I would want to try installing some kind of other operating system (something NOT Windows) instead for the new hard disk replacement.
Edited by cafejose, 17 March 2015 - 04:22 PM.