It depends on their usage. If the computer is booted from some other medium, such as a network server, CD, or USB drive, then it does not need a hard drive to be useful. To work with large amounts of data, though, a hard drive would be more practical than most other medium. Incidentally, many early computers did not have a hard drive. Read More
you don't need a hard drive to run an operating system or store files because there are other storage options available like CD's, flash drives, solid state drives but you need an operting system to make a computer function so if the operating system is on the hard drive you would need the hard drive for the computer to function with your personal settings, files and operating system. Read More
You do not need to "initiate" a hard drive. If the hard drive is installed correctly, Ubuntu will detect it. Read More
Yes. LiveCDs can access the hard drive on a computer, though you will need to know the partition identification to mount that partition. Read More
No, you normally do not need a CD to reboot the computer. Your operating system should be located on the hard drive. However, if you do not have a functioning hard drive with a working operating system, you may need to boot your computer from a CD boot disc. Read More
When referencing a computer case design, an external drive bay is one that is accessible from outside the computer, such as a drive bay that houses an optical drive (CD or DVD). An internal drive bay is not accessible from outside the computer, such as a bay that houses a hard drive. There is no need to have physical access to the hard drive so it does not need a "door to the outside" like… Read More
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Assuming by 'GB' you mean hard drive space, the model of computer makes no difference. You need to go to 'My Computer' to check the amount of space on your hard drive. Read More
There are many reasons to upgrading a hard drive for a computer, however the most common one is for more space. Read More
dude, you need a hard drive just like a moniter needs a computer Read More
Once you backup files to an external hard drive can you delete them from the computer hard drive to create space?
It depends on the type of file you are talking about. If you back up your documents (Word, Excel) or photographs then you can certainly delete them from your computer hard drive once they're on the external hard drive. If you need them again you can simply plug the external hard drive to the computer in order to access them. If you're talking about program files than you have to consider whether or not the… Read More
Computer viruses only affect the memory of your computer. Say you get a virus and your computer will not let you open programs. You would need to get a new hard drive or wipe all data from the hard drive, and then reinstall programs. Read More
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Yes. If your computer does not support PATA directly, you will need to purchase a PATA to SATA adapter board. Read More
to start a computer repair business first you will need a orginized work space. You will need a good computer and an external hard drive. You will need an external DVD drive and a monitor. You will need small screw drivers. Read More
A server is basically a PC, but with a different operating system that allows it to perform server tasks. To change it to a PC, or a PC to a server, you only need to install the operating system corresponding to the tasks you want it to perform. If you put a partition on your hard drive you can even install both operating systems, and use the same computer as either a server or a… Read More
Decide what type of hard drive or memory to add. Read More
More information: The master computer is an Emachines computer model number W3622 The current master hard drive is model number ST380815A5 The computer I am extrating this hard drive from is a Compaq Presario Prod#PW791AA The soon to be slave drive is model number ST340015A ------ I need novice directions on how to add this to my computer starting from scratch. I have the soon to be slave hard drive removed from the Compaq, but… Read More
A motherboard, hard drive, CD or DVD-ROM drive, CPU, RAM, power source unit, and a computer case. Read More
It means you are running out of hard drive space. You have two options. 1 is to get a bigger hard drive. 2 is to use the hard drive you have as a master and add another hard drive as a slave, either way looks like you need another drive. If you have alot on your computer that you don't use, try deleting it. That will also help. Good Luck!! Read More
The hard drive saves all of the computers information, along with keeping the operating system (i.e. Windows). Whenever you start any program installed on your computer, it has to come from the hard drive, along with your music files, and any other saved documents. Read More
Can someone remove a laptop hard drive to download the information and put it back without you knowing - I just noticed that the screws for the hard drive are missing from the bottom of my computer?
Yes you could do this-they would just need a hard drive enclosure to mount it in, then they could attach it to their computer as a second hard drive, and copy any files over that they wanted. Read More
The easiest way to make an internal hard drive portable is to purchase what's called a hard drive enclosure. Hard drive enclosures are kits that have everything you need to make your own portable hard drive. Make sure you get a hard drive enclosure that matches the size and interface type as your hard drive, as well as the means of connectivity that you wish. As an example, you can have a 3.5" IDE hard… Read More
You do not need to in order for your computer to provide basic functionality, but it seperates your hard drive so that your computer thinks you have two or more hard drives, but in reality it has only one. You may use this to use more than one operating system on any given computer system. Read More
How hard is it to install an internal hard drive on a computer and what parts do you need in addition to the actual hard drive?
very easy, if its SATA you will need a sata data cable, and sata power cable(usually included with the power supply) also you might need a caddy (the thing the hard drive sits in) but there will probably be spares inside your computer. The most common thing you wont have is a SATA cable Read More
The best and easiest way is to pull the hard drive from the old computer then purchase a hard drive enclosure unit from somewhere like Newegg.com, Tiger Direct, or Target/Circuit City if they carry them. This way you can access the hard drive via USB port without the need for the old machine to be up and running. FYI: Once you have all the information off the drive that you need, you can use it… Read More
in high school you need a fast computer of minimum 2 GB ram speed. and in computer"s memory you will need minimum 500 gb hard drive Read More
Would I need an external hard drive case? I opened up the Gateway and there are no cords that would be able to connect to the hard drive from the Dell, unlike someone had told me. Though I understand because they are two different computers. Answer: Shut down the computer. and then open cabinet and remove hard drive power cable and data cable. and screw. and then install new hard drive. Read More
Laptop recovery is necessary when the computer hard drive crashes. This is often due to the bearings seizing up on the hard drive disc or a virus attacking the hard drive. Read More
You'll have a nice paperweight formerly known as a computer. Read More
Can you format your hard drive and install all your old programs and files from your old computer to your new hard drive?
Of course, copy all your programs and files you need from the old hard drive and put it on your new hard drive BEFORE formatting the old hard drive. Formatting your hard drive will mean losing everything and a slim chance of getting it all back. Read More
You have windows vista installed if you remove and install a new hard drive can you put windows xp on it?
Yes. Actually, there is no need to remove the hard drive. You can format the existing hard drive and install XP on it as well. Note: Yes, you can there is no need to remove the hard drive. You can format the existing hard drive and install XP. and also you can install both opreting system single computer. XP and vista both. Read More
If you keep files on computer and external but delete some items from computer files will that update on the external drive?
No, you have to also delete what you want from the external hard drive. Remember, an external hard drive is just like a internal one. So, for example, if you delete picture a on the internal hard drive, that's all that is deleted. If picture a is also on the external hard drive (why would it be though), then you need to also delete it there. Read More
Yes, if you are speaking of the hard drives that you put into your computer. Your computer usually comes with one hard drive, but if you need another one, you can install another one you can buy at a computer store. Normally computers come with 2-3 extra hard drive slots in case you'd like to add more. Read More
Will your computer still work if you remove everything from your C drive and store it on your external hard drive?
You need at least an Operating System Like Windows or Linux to work on the computer, if you remove that one too then you need to reinstall it , so as to work on the computer again. Read More
hard drive, memory, operating system, screen, processor and etc Read More
What is the special area of computer memory which contains data that the program is likely to need from storage?
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You can't actually reformat when it's off. You'll need to power it up with a bootable CD or floppy disk which has the format command available. Besides, what you are formatting is the hard drive, not the computer. Or you can remove the hard drive from the computer in question and format it in another computer. Read More
Laptop computers, desktop, and other computers use hard drive. It is a data storage device for computers. The hard drive is the part where you store your data, files and other things. Without it, a computer will not function. Read More
Why does your flip video only let you hold four minutes of video it used to hold about an hour but now it wont why?
You need to plug it into your computer and erase the hard drive on it. You have saved videos on the hard drive but they are not recognized by the flip video. Just plug it into a computer via USB and clear everything off of the hard drive. Read More
Well, you need both. Memory is so your computer can start up things, and a hard drive is so that you can store things on your computer. Without memory you wont be able to start anything up, ex. internet, microsoft office. Without a hard drive, you wont be able to store those things in the first place. Most computers have more hard drive than memory, but they always have both. Read More
Because, it holds the computers, hard drive, fan, disc drive, ram, other key components, that laptops don't have. Read More
Portable hard drives are worth it if you need to take a lot of your data with you away from your computer. Some people use them as a safe back up for their computer system. If you have information that you want to be sure is backed up, then a portable hard drive may be worth it for you. Read More
If you're talking about using a internal hard drive with USB interface, yes. You need a IDE or SATA to USB interface cable that is available in many computer stores. Read More
There's no way to connect a hard drive (or any other secondary storage device) directly to a network; you need a computer to provide the interface to the TCP/IP (the common data protocol of the Internet). The computer is either classic (laptop or desktop) or embedded (a NAS device). If you want to create a portable hard drive NAS, you need to go this route. Read More
No, but you need to have a hard drive to put them on your xbox. Read More
First you need a tool to connect a hard drive to a USB port, then you just take the hard drive out of the DVR and conect it to the tool and than into the compuuter Read More
If I understand what you are saying then the reason for that is that the hard drive may be damaged when you need to use it or it can not be read properly Read More