There are few things that may matter.
First you can fit an extra hardrive by your orignal harddrive, there shoud be a mount at the bottom front of your case inside the computer case of course. You could also stick one below the floppy drive the bay should be the same. I have in the past hooked up a harddrive that is not mounted you just need to have it in a position where it won't bump anything, also some hardrives don't like to be upside down. There is a file size limit of 4 gb on drives formatted in fat32 if the drive is formatted in NTFS you don't have this limitation. As long as the drive is below 80 gb the bios should not give you a problem. If you play any games on that system you may want to get some extra ram, I would be surprised if that thing isn't running really slow. Another note if you are at all technically or mechanically inclined look into building your own PC it really isn't all that hard and the components tend to last longer. Most of what is in your current PC is the cheapest Compaq could find. The first computer I bought was a Compaq I think in the same series as yours.
When you do hook up the extra drive you will probably want to set it as a slave sl you can always do cable select but that doesn't always work that well, You may also need a cable with additional slots for another drive. Keep in mind if one dirve is NTFS set the other one up the same way using two different file systems can give you problems.
Hi I need some help figuring out the specifics to adding a second harddrive or at least geting a larger one.I am unsure though of I what I would need as I am not too experienced.Things like the max size my os would recognize etc...
Try Micro Center cheaper than Best Buy usually and they have tech support that actually help you instead of making things up, sometimes Circuit City is cheaper.
Yeah I was thinking that a local store would be more expensive but might be less of a hassle if anythings goes wrong.[Best Buy etc...]They do make caddys for regular USB rather then 2.0 right?[as most things I see always say 2.0 and don't say if they don't work with just USB] I am in the US also if thats of any help to somebody.
I took the drive switched the back of it to slave then installed and booted.The drive wasn't seen so I installed the software that came with it.The software gave a couple of options so I picked large storage device and then 111gb was seen but I could only aparently use drive-to-drive data copy to copy files from master to slave and vice versa.
Then I had to disable system restore to rid myself of some adware then I reenabled system restore but the software I installed was gone and Iwhen I play any files there is no sound. The sound issue has come up before but always went away after reboot or shutdown.
After you used DataLifeguard to install and partition the drive as additional storage, you should be able to use it as per normal from within Windows. If this is not happening syuccessfully, try again. Run DataLifeguard again and repaeat the install/partition/format of the drive. Ensure that you have no USB devices connected to the PC while you're doing it.
If that fails, copy the DOS version of DataLifeguard to a bootable floppy, boot your system from the floppy and set up the drive using the DOS version.
Oh hell. Sorry again. You're posting quite a few comments in succession, and I've missed that last one about your files now working. I thought we were still trying to resolve that problem!
If your sound was working, and then stopped working correctly after the System Restore, then you need to reinstall the Audio drivers again. It'd be best to first remove (Uninstall) the devices from 'Device Manager', and also remove any related audio driver entry in Add/Remove programs that you might see there.
Does sound work normally for other functions than the files you are trying to play? If so, you will most likely just need codecs installed which the audio/video files require. you may have had them installed previously, and the system restore has removed reference to them from your system.
This is a matter which would be specific to the player you are using, and to the particular audio/video files involved, and it's also a matter which should really be raised and followed in a topic of it's own and in the appropriate forum section for it.
If my description there is accurate, that forum section would be either the section for your Windows version, or the windows Software section
There doesn't seem to be any sound at all.When I boot up the short sound of music for windows doesn't play nothing all the codecs seem to be fine also.As I said earlier the sound issue has come up before but always went away after reboot or shutdown.
I went to sounds and multimedia properties and my scheme seems to be missing the small sound icon next to Windows, Windows Explorer, Sound Recorder, Media Player, NetMeeting. Microsoft works etc... and are replaced with the small icion when missing a program.Could this be a cause of the problem?
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