I have a Korean Students Laptop. Original Drive Crashed. I purchase a US WD 160 GB notebook hard drive and installed it.
Originally and accidentally installed 64 bit vista home premium onto what I think is a 32 bit laptop. Everything seem to work fine initially, but got a BSOD and system froze a couple of times.
I thought it was due to 64 bit vs 32 bit conflict.
I am currently installing 32 bit XP Home on it. It has frozen once during the set up. The hard drive seems much warmer than I would expect.
So I am now wondering about why the hard drive is so hot. The power supply for the laptop is plugged into a USA converter. Meaning to convert USA electricy to match Korean electricity. ( I know it sounds likes like a kindergartens description, but I am not sure the differences in the mHz and wattage)
Would this heat up the hard drive and cause it to freeze?