Off Topic: Major Computer hardware genius needed to help me!?!?
- Hi guys,
I know we have some incredibly talented people on this site, so I am
coming here for help first.
I have 2 issues to solve.
1. My personal Desktop PC (A Hewlitt Packard pavilion)running on
Windows XP is about to have hard drive failure. It's just barely
booting at times. Right now I have to push F1 to continue when
booting. Anyways, i already have a second hard drive installed on
it and want to move everything over to it and take the bad one out
and put another new one in. I have copied a lot of files, but I am
very nervous about attempting to get EVERYTHING off INTACT. Will I
have to REINSTALL all the major programs and the operating system?
I am afaid I may not have all the original disks. I have most, but
maybe not 1 or 2. I have Windows XP Home Edition, but someone else
upgraded me to Professional (he gave me a cd, but what if it doesn't
work?)Scary. Anyways, if anyone wants to come over and help me make
the switch over, I would greatly appreciate it! (Diver? can you
2. I have a PC that I have tried to put together from a good box, i
added hard drive, cd rom, zip disk and drive, etc. It's not quite
put together right, just maybe one connection off or a jumper cable
that needs to be moved, but i am not that computerwize to figure it
out. It would be easy for someone who knows how to build a computer.
just not me. Help?
I don't want someone who THINKS they know what they are doing, but
someone who does! I don't want this messed up. My computer is my
Thanks so much!