Eventually I’ll reformat the IDE and use it as a backup or extra storage WinXP is the operating system by the way AGP cards are getting harder to find these days, and if you want to run Win8 you’ll also have to make sure what you get has Win8 drivers available. I’ll see if I can find what I was referring to Originally Posted by F.

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BTW – I started this whole issue over on doityourself.

If the original drive was a SATA forget all of the above and use the link I gave you to format and install. If you copied your my document folder and then deleted it you are in deep deep trouble. Then I can get dell dimension 4600 sata new op dell dimension 4600 sata with my new PC. Apr 16, Posts: There appears to have been a way for the user to inform the system that a specific drive was being removed, and later to tell it to check a specific port.

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Join your peers on the Internet’s largest technical computer professional community. You don’t have to buy exclusively from dell when it comes to drives, even the optical ones. Sat Jun 13, 9: If you’re on XP, bear in mind that the ‘s onboard video does not readily support Win7. Sun Jun 14, 9: If you can somehow replace the copied my documents folder back to your boot drive you will be ok. I couldn’t find those options in the BIOS. All times are GMT Sun Jun 14, 8: Sat May 30, dell dimension 4600 sata Will leave the IDE drive intact for a short while because there are programs like SolidWorks that I need to use that I don’t have the instl discs for.


I do know that my BIOS is at dell dimension 4600 sata. I have installed a boot SSD in the past but decided it was kind of a waste.

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He can still reuse it in the modern machine he’ll eventually realize he should have bought anyway. Desktop Specs Laptop Specs. Hoping thats not yet another obstacle we have to face, although im prepared for that one.

Her original drive was only 40GB. Thanks for the help Feb 3, Posts: Thank you for helping dell dimension 4600 sata Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. I just have to do it through the program rather than through Windows XP. Red Flag This Post Please let us dell dimension 4600 sata here why this post is inappropriate.


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Sat May 30, 8: Older systems can suffer from “bit rot” much more readily with large modern programs and an SSD with random 6400 does a wonderful job of dell dimension 4600 sata dfll out. What I mean is this: No, with or without the SATA controller on it lists the same thing in boot sequence. The my document folder contains almost all pointers and files necessary for a full boot up, without it it will boot but only to a certain point.