I need to replace the hard disk on a laptop
Is it necessary to get exactly the same hard disk that the laptop had before, or can I buy just any laptop hard disk and it will work?
The laptop is compaq 620
I have a Toshiba Satellite C660 Laptop which is having Intel Core i3 processor, 2GB RAM, 512MB Graphics along with 320GB Hard disk. Few weeks ago it suddenly stopped working and after researching I found that the hard disk was damaged and there we physical bad sectors. I was using Windows 8 Pro on this laptop. It's was a bit slow. I want to know Can Windows 8 damage a hard disk?
My laptop hard disk got crashed. But until I replace I want to do my home works. So I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on 16GB Kingston DT101 G2 pen drive.
My question is, using my pen drive as my regular disk for 1 or 2 weeks is that OK ? Will I get any problems in my pen drive? After I replace my hard disk can I use that pen drive as normal ( just assume I will use my laptop at least 12 hours per day).
I have a WIFI router/fax server based on IBM x31 laptop and slackware 14.0. The idle power consumption is only around 12W which is very nice. Since the hard disk space is very limited. I plan to use a pcmcia sata adaptor to mount a 3TB hard disk to make it into some kind of file server.
I bought a laptop and it has 2 drives, C: (170GB) and D: (260GB). Are these really two separate hard disks inside of the my laptop or is this just some kind of virtual hard disk when in fact it is really 1 hard disk? If I do data intensive task on C: would it affect D:?
First time posting after reading the forums for a long time, looking at posts from other HP-suffering would-be Ubuntu users.
I have a HP DV6 laptop with a 750GB HD, Intel i7 and 6GB RAM. I downloaded Ubuntu 64bit and started to install it on my laptop. First issue was that there are 4 primary partitions on the laptop hard disk.
Need Solution for the below problem,
I made 3 partitions on Samsung External hard disk using a Dell latitude D 620 laptop long back.
I had compressed the 3rd drive using the same laptop.
On connecting hard disk to that laptop I could access all 3 drives.
Now I don't have the laptop in my possession, If i connect the hard disk to any other laptop i can access only 2 partitions & 3rd is not acce
I've got an old laptop (Dell Inspiron 3500, 256 meg memory, 266 meg motherboard) I'm trying to repurpose. I've tried rebooting with a knoppix 7.2 live disk but the laptop skips the disk and boots from the windows hard drive. I'm sure the disk is okay because I was able to boot another notebook with it.