acer aspire 3680 hard drive

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I need to change my failed hard drive from my acer aspire 3680.
what I need for that?, what drivers do I need?.

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noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
You do not need any driver. Take out the drive, purchase same interface drive SATA or IDE and put new drive instead of failed one.
Then install Windows on it.
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

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What is the current size of the failed drive?

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thank you very much noxcho.
the failed hd is a sata 80 gb and it was installled windows vista home basics.
A friend wants to replace his current hd 80 gb sata with windows xp installed and perfectly conditions for another hd, so he will gift me his sata hd.
this is why I had concerns.
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noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

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First take out the HDD and see if yours is IDE or SATA.
You will see that according to these pictures:
This is IDE: https://www.pacificgeek.com/productimages/xl/WD1200BEVE-2.jpg see the pins
And this one is SATA: http://techreport.com/r.x/mobile-hdds/plugs.jpg

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is a Sata 80 gb hd
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ok. Then no problem for you. Install - boot from Windows installation CD\DVD - format the drive - install Windows.

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thank you very much

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