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    Changing Harddrive

    I have a Compaq Presario 2170US laptop.
    It has a 40 gig harddrive and I'm running out of room.
    I picked up a Western Digital 250 gig drive.
    I don't see a small cover to get to the hard drive.

    I guess I have to remove the bottom cover of the laptop. (new territory for me)

    Is this going to be a hard project? I've done several desk tops but not a laptop.

    Will the 250 gig be any problems?
    The laptop was purchased at Best buy. It was the only one I could find.
    I came with no instructions or software. (Best buy wants you to have them install it)

    I backed up the old drive to a USB drive that should boot. Then I should be able to restore to the new drive.
    If this won't work, I can just do a new windows XP Home install. This would be OK.

    Thanks for any info or suggestions.

    John So

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    Re: Changing Harddrive

    This appears to be the user manual: Compaq Presario 2170US Notebook PC: Manuals (Service Manual at the bottom of the list includes this shot.)
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    Re: Changing Harddrive

    Notebooks can be strange beasts. You should make sure you have the most recent BIOS. I'd even try to contact HP support to make sure that a 250GB drive is supported in that PC.

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    Re: Changing Harddrive

    I I tried HP chat support and they said my new 250 GB drive would not work.

    I tried it anyway and it works just fine.

    JohnSo

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    Re: Changing Harddrive

    Well, glad it worked out. Thanks for posting back.

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    Re: Changing Harddrive

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> I'm not surprised...I bet if you said you wanted to buy a 250g hd from THEM, well, THAT would work. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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