Articles tagged: Replace hard drive
It sounds like your hard drive is dead. You are going to have to dig deep to get the computer going again.
Replacing a hard drive on an identical model laptop might just work, but let’s make sure there are no misunderstandings here.
If you’re backed up, this isn’t going to be a problem. Otherwise, there are only a few steps we can take to help us retrieve your data.
Hard drive failures happen. Everyone needs to realize that. You can probably guess my recommendation for staying safe.
It ‘s impossible to say how hard it may be for any one person, but, let me go down a list of things that you need to think about it when it’s time to replace a hard drive in a laptop.
I like to follow the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But there are some considerations here where replacing the hard drive would make sense.
Image backups are excellent protection against almost all forms of data loss. They’re not really intended to make transferring to a new computer easier, though in rare circumstances they can come in handy for that too.
Windows certainly does support large drives, at the worst you may have to overcome some formatting issues.