Started by Sybl, October 03, 2016, 12:23:26 AM
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Quote from: Thesunmaid on October 04, 2016, 07:59:08 PM Honestly for this kind of thing I would recommend looking up some local computer shops since they would be able to get you the laptop hard drive and probably install it for you as well as they may be able to get the information off the old hard drive. Or if you might need a newer computer they could probably look into getting you another refurbished laptop. I try to avoid the big box stores because they try and sell you a lot of things you don't need.(they did with my mother until I walked up and chewed them out for it..imagine trying to sell a 65 year old woman a gaming system that cost almost 1700 dollars telling her she needed all this.)All we needed was a bigger hard drive.I wish I could recommend my local shop. They are pretty wonderful when I really want to get something in the store or I will order it online.
Quote from: AmberStarfire on October 04, 2016, 08:16:00 PMIf it seems like it's going to fail, you might be wise to back up everything important while you still can. A portable hard drive is usually the best option.You should be able to run memory tests and scan the disk drive through Windows. (What version do you have?)As for the hard drive, in order for everything to run as it ought to, you should ideally have 10 to 15% of your drive capacity left free. If you fill it up, your computer will slow down.I'd say run some more scans and fix any bad sectors on the disks in your scans, and it might solve the problem.
Quote from: Fenirus on October 10, 2016, 12:07:29 PMHard drives can be fairly cheap (not quality wise) if you go somewhere that carries a lot of them. I would recommend Staples myself.The most important thing to do before you buy one though if to know what you have and how it connects. Changing the drive out isn't too hard though, just looks tough. I'd say if you have a friend you trust with your computer they should be able to take care of it quickly and if you take the drive into the store someone there can help you get the right one as well as a case to put the old one in to save your files.
Quote from: Sybl on October 11, 2016, 05:08:24 AMThank you! I will definitely check around to see if there is a computer shop in my area. I don't have a laptop, I have a desktop. I don't think I need a 960 GB hard drive again as I have a lot of space on this one and mega files of fractals and music on it. Have been saving as much as I can on flash drives.
Quote from: Oniya on October 11, 2016, 10:02:11 AMJust as a comment, in my years of having a computer (dating back to when AOL came on a floppy disk), every time I've upgraded, I've ended up with a larger drive. Not because I needed it, but because the smallest new one available was larger than my old one.
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