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Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:29 AM
Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:49 AM
Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:38 AM
Here are the instructions for replacing the hard drive which include how to get a restore cd if you do not have one so you can restore the operating system on the new drive.
What I have learned from the numbers you gave me is that if it is a Celeron, you cannot use and ATA 100/ 7200 RPM drive. The BIOS will not permit it, and cannot be upgraded.
The number 686C3 fits four different Compaq computers: Presario 5BW220, Presario 5BW130, yours, and PC 7588.
All four have many reports posted online that no user was able to use an ATA 100 drive which is what a 7200 is.
If your computer is a Celeron, you are out of luck.
If you have the Pentium model, there is still a chance by installing the latest two BIOS upgrades listed on the www.hp.com site for the computer model number posted on the back of your Compaq.
Edited by webfreebies, 06 October 2006 - 09:46 AM.
Posted 06 October 2006 - 11:55 PM
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 01:03 AM
Edited by legoman786, 07 October 2006 - 01:05 AM.
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 07:05 AM
What is it that you are trying to accomplish by doing this?
If you have a relatively small Celeron processor you will not gain much if any speed by going to a 7200rpm drive vs the drive you know will work even if the mb could be made to support it.
Posted 07 October 2006 - 07:19 AM
Hope I helped.
Posted 07 October 2006 - 09:21 AM
Edited by Enthusiast, 07 October 2006 - 09:28 AM.
Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:16 PM
Edited by usasma, 11 October 2006 - 07:16 PM.
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