How Do I Install a New Hard Drive on my Laptop?
Posted on 1998-12-13
Hi Gang. Hope you can help me with this one. I have a Dell Latitude XPi CD laptop with a 1 gig drive. I'm getting a new 5 gig hard drive for Christmas but the only way we can get it is "drive only" which I assume means that I need a carrier of some kind. Hopefully I can use the current carrier for the new drive. But the main question is, since it will be my one and only hard drive, how do I make it usable? I assume there will be no data on it, so how do I make it bootable? Is this something I can do myself with some instruction from you all or am I in over my head? Can you walk me through it or tell me where to look for such instruction? I know my way around DOS and Windows and I'm confortable with basic configuration but unfortunately I am not savvy enough to know about things like bios and more complicated configuration matters. But I'd really like to try. Can anyone help?