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compaq deskpro 2000

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i have an old deskpro, and the hard drive died. Is there any way to find out if there is a limit on the size of the hard drive it can take.
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Check the compaq website...
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I don't think so, as long as it is the correct connection (IDE, SCSI, SATA, etc.).  You should check the Compaq/HP website for any BIOS updates pertaining to the model of your computer.
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Oy this thing is ancient, I looked at the manual (copyright June 1998), which leads me to belive this is 95/98/NT. 80GB would be my recommended limit, as anything larger than that wouldn't be useful on a system of this age. I would think you can get a used newer machine for less than $100, that would be a lot faster.
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The newer machine would at least be able to run XP (a requisite to being able to browse the internet without huge security issues).
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There are 14 varieties of Deskpro 2000 - it would be helpful to know which model your have.
Most were shipped with ATA/66 IDE drives  but the BIOS limit when shipped was 8.4GB on the top of the range (PC6300MMX)  without a BIIOS update you won't get a partition bigger than this recognised.

As already pointed to the downloads and specs for the Deskpro's are on the HP site
http://tinyurl.com/5pu3mn
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lol
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