How do you remove the hard drive from a computer?
On a non-laptop type computer you "open" the machine typically a machine has thumb screws or screws holding a side panel secure. Remove those screws to gain access to the contents within. A hard-drive is a device about 5 1/4" wide and abuot 6" long. A ribbon cable and power cable will be connected to the hard-drive. Remove both of these connectors by firmly pulling them. Next depending on your cable there will be 2 screws on each side of the hard-drive securing the drive to the drive bay. Remove these screws and the hard-rive will become free of the machine.
All machines are different, so this is a general comment on how to remove a hard-drive.
On laptops, these are much different. Most laptops have a access panel, usually screwed to the laptop. Once you remove this panel there will be a tab afixed to a 2 1/2" wide hard-drive. You pull on this tab and the hard-drive and drive cradle will slip out of the laptop.
Again all machines are different, the best bet is to read the manual before starting. And at all times be sure to remove the power cord and if working on a laptop the battery before starting.
You can't, it has to be in the computer to access it. Read More
Assuming there is only one hard drive on the computer, then yes. Read More
It will remove the virus (and everything else) from that drive but it will not necessarily remove the virus from the computer. Read More
To remove fragments from a hard drive you can run a disk defragmenter usually found under the advanced tab of the computer properties menu(found by right clicking on my computer or computer) Read More
If you are using a laptop, you will have to remove some screws from the bottom and then carefully remove the hard drive using an appropriate tool. If you are using a desktop, you will have to remove a few screws from the back that is holding the hard drive in. You will also have to remove a plug that goes from the hard drive to the computer. Then, do these steps in reverse with… Read More
No. However, if you remove the hard drive, it can be used as a regular hard drive in a computer. Read More
# Open Up the case # disconect all cables going to the hard drive # Remove the screws holding it in place # pull/push the drive out of the coumputer Read More
To remove the hard drive on a Dell Dimension 2350 desktop computer, one has to open up the system unit. The hard disk can then be unscrewed from the drive bay. Read More
# Turn the computer over, and remove the hard drive screws. # Slide the hard drive out of the computer. # Remove the new drive from its packaging. # Use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place. If you use excessive force, you may damage the connector. # Slide the hard drive into the bay until it is fully seated. # Replace and tighten the screws. # If the new hard drive… Read More
you take out the hard drive and clear it Read More
It is best to wipe the hard drive before you remove it from the first computer and do a new install for the new computer. Then add your operation system. Read More
Yes, usually you can unless the hard drive inside the external enclosure uses unusual interface type. If you can physically mount it and you have the required type of interface for the actual drive, you can remove the hard drive from the enclosure and put it in the computer. Read More
my computer--->manage->computer management ---->select drive drive and right click delete partition 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
The hard drive is the amount of memory that your computer has. Read More
To replace the hard disc on one computer with the hard disk of another you would have to make sure they have the same connectors. If they do then you may proceed to first unplug the computer, remove the cover to access the hard drive (you may have to look at documentation to show you how to remove the hard drive from the case, replace with the old hard drive. Depending on where this old… Read More
No. They will stay on the hard drive. Read More
hard drive on the computer, it does the programming Read More
Is it possible to insert external drive that connects to your computer using a usb cable while the computer is turned on?
It is fully possible to connect an external hard drive to the computer using a USB cable while the computer is on, assuming that the hard drive is designed to work that way. However, care must be taken when disconnecting the hard drive from the computer again. If you unplug the hard drive without using the "Remove hardware safely" function you may end up losing data or in the worst case scenario ruin your hard… Read More
The exact steps to replace a hard drive depend on the computer you are replacing it in. The general method is to open the computer and remove components until you get to access to the hard drive. Make sure you are grounded so you don't fry anything with a static shock. Read More
A "hot swap" hard drive is a hard drive you can unplug and plug back in to a computer that is still up and running. With 99% of computer hardware you have to shut down the computer, remove all the power, etc, and THEN you can start taking things out. "Hot-swap" lets you do exactly that. Swap hard drives when the machine is "hot" or powered on. Read More
The first hard drive in the computer is usually designated is Drive C:. 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
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 data hard drive or just hard drive is where all your programs are stored when your computer is shut down. Every progam you see on your computer is stored on the hard drive. That's why the bigger the hard drive the more programs you can put on your computer. 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
If you have music on the computer, it is already on the hard drive, everything that is on your windows operation system is on the hard drive. Read More
If you perform low level formatting of Computer Hard Disk Drive , then you erase all the information of your computer system, completely. Read More
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
if you un-install it then re-install it on your extrenal hard drive then you can run it when the hard drive is plugged in. if you want to completely remove it then unistall it first then back your extrenal hard drive up again and it should be gone Read More
You can have a professional do that, or depending on what kind of computer you have, you can defragment your hard drive. Read More
I'm no computer expert, but you have to remove the hard drive, and put the hard drive into another computer and access it that way. If i were you, i'd find someone who's very skilled with that sort of thing. Read More
Usually yes. You will have to get a computer technician to remove the hard drive from the smashed laptop & recover the data from from the drive. However, if the hard drive was damaged when the laptop was smashed this may not be possible. Read More
There are hard drive interface devices for not much money that will copy the files off of the hard drive--onto another computer. The adapters are called 2.5" External Enclosures, and are readily available. Answer You pretty much don't. If you can't log on to the computer, you can't access the files. If it's your computer, you might be able to remove the drive and attach it to another computer and access the files that way. Read More
The data is saved on the hard drive. It is available to access the next time you turn on your computer. The hard drive is a permanent storage device for your computer. Read More
Actually, the external hard drive is not located in the computer. It is an external hard drive, which means it is on the outside of the computer. It is plugged into the computer's USB port with a cord. Read More
A hard drive is the main component that the computer relies on. On the hard drive, the operating system is stored, also includes your pictures, videos, music, documents, etc. No operating system on hard drive? The computer will not work. Read More
no and yes it has an hard drive in the computer but also using a usb Read More
You can access the hard drive from the bottom of the laptop. If you turn the laptop upside down, you'll find the hard drive door under the Toshiba sticker with the laptop serial number. Remove two screws from the hard drive cover and then remove the cover. Slide the hard drive to the right and remove it. Transfer the hard drive bracket to a new hard drive. Read More
yes you can and i know because i did it this will only work if your computer supports SATA drives 1. buy a vantec external hard drive 2. use the SATA plug that comes with it to plug it in 3. restart your computer to enter the setup 4. install onto your hard drive CAUTION make sure you dont overwrite your computer hard drive then your done you can then remove the HD from the… Read More
a hard drive is hardware (stuff built into a computer). the hard drive is a disk that stores a massive amout of computer memory. my computer hold 140 gigs of memory. so in other words a hard drive is just one amazing disk. Read More
Turn off the laptop, remove the battery. Remove the cover, and remove the hard drive and the CMOS battery. Count to 10 and put the CMOS battery back in the computer. Get a power drill with a 5/16 metal tip bit. Drill several holes in the hard drive, through and through. Get a new hard drive. Read More
A hard drive on a computer is the part that stores all of your saved data. The difference between internal and external hard drives is that an internal hard drive is inside the casing of your computer and an external hard drive is on the outside. Read More
Information is written, and read from the hard drive. Read More