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Old 08-27-2007, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The original 5gb laptop hard drive that came with this pentium 2 laptop died. So i have a 60gb and i threw it in there and i tried to install xp on it. There was some error. Then i tried ubuntu, everything was fine until it started to copy data to hard drive. It got stuck on one certain file. So i just formatted the 60gb hard drive and i am using it as a usb external hard drive. So that means the hard drive is not broken. I am going to try it again with a small 40gb hard drive. But i think i will get the same problem. Does anyone what could be wrong?
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Default Re: Problem reformatting Pentium 2 laptop.

it might be the motherboard that either cant handle the 60GB or its in no use anymore as in dead . It probably cant send data to the P2 CPU then to the HD that whats might be causing this issue. But my guesss would be the HD , id throw in a really small HD in there since technology in that laptop is old school
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Default Re: Problem reformatting Pentium 2 laptop.

Now i need to find a smaller hdd. What do you think is the biggest hard drive it will support 10gb's? Its a twinhead Slimnote vx
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Default Re: Problem reformatting Pentium 2 laptop.

Well....i think it might be the cd-rom not reading your disc.

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Default Re: Problem reformatting Pentium 2 laptop.

ya i would clean the lens of the laser (cd-rom) with a q-tip and windex on it , but my guess would be a smaller HD , good luck tho
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