Brand new hardware ??'s

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by grich26, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. grich26

    grich26 Guest

    Okay this is really simple I know but I need help. My motherboard/cpu fried so I bought a new one. Well I couldn't get my hard drive to boot up with the new motherboard so I bought a brand new hard drive also. I want to load windows XP and have the CD and everything, do I need to format this brand new hard drive or should it be ready to load? ? Also, how would I go about getting all the info off my old hard drive? Can I just install it as a slave drive and transfer everything over after I get XP loaded? ? Thanx for any help.
  2. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

    Apr 22, 2001
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    Ottawa, Canada
    you can boot off the CD...

    go into your BIOS adn set the CDROM drive to be the first boot device, then boot off the will start the install and you can partition and format the hd then...

    after that, install the older HD as slave, and copy everything...

  3. grich26

    grich26 Guest

    Cool, thanks a lot! I'll give it a shot tonight...

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