adding raptor as OS drive - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-22-2007, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1
Default adding raptor as OS drive

Hello,

Sorry if this question is a little remedial. I searched and found nothing that solved my problem.

I bought a WD Raptor and would like to run my OS (XP) and a few programs (photoshop, etc.) off the raptor while keeping all my docs and infrequently used programs on the hard drive that came with my Gateway. The Raptor is SATA; the bigger, slower hard drive is IDE.

I'm having a **** of a time figuring out the easiest way to set this up. For one thing, I don't have a true xp disc - I have the recovery disc that came with my gateway. And for another, I'm not sure how to set the jumpers on the ide drive. Will I have to reformat the IDE drive as well, then reload all the documents, media, etc.? Basically, what should my gameplan be here?

Thanks,

Nestor
nestor87 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP!! My hard drive will not boot! ehc68 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 15 01-29-2009 04:33 PM
Hard drive randomly disappearing Gooms9 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 11 05-18-2007 08:19 PM
Hard drive fails File Structure test tropicalfish Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 05-15-2007 01:37 PM
Hard Drive Question Parky-RFC Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 7 04-28-2007 09:49 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.