Posted by Victor (22.214.171.124) on December 03, 2001 at 10:35:39:
In Reply to: Thanks folks and I know some...some of what you're posted by Charlie on December 02, 2001 at 21:18:15:
If you have a spare 5 1/4" bay, the cheapest is to buy an internal EIDE, your mainboard if made within the last 7 years will support up to four HD/CD devices. Also externals are available with USB or SCSI interfaces.
In most cases, it's just a matter of connecting the new hardware where on boot up, Win95 and later will find the new hardware and promt you to load a driver that normally comes with the hardware if it doesn't find it, itself.
I just started using Compaqs, the pro versions, only because a local bank went out of business and I got less than one year old systems for pennies. My only main frustration at first was downloading drivers from the peripherial sites of the OE manufacturers for what was inside the computer. Went to the Compaq site and downloaded the specific drivers and everything worked fined.
I know it's a bitch if you are new to computers, technology advanced so quick, hard to even find a good book that explains all this stuff. Ha, computer books are some of the most boring books ever written. Helps to find a kid that grew up with computers to help you with hardware installation. You can pay Best Buy to install hardware, or find much better deals on pricewatch.com and try to do it yourself.
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