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A new user on this site and I hope someone can help me.

Having hard drive problems on a Compaq Armada 1750 Laptop.

The SMART technology on the drive is issuing a warning about an imminent drive failure.

Looking thru various internet help sites have fount that the physical replacement of the drive does not seem very hard, but leaves me with a couple of questions that I hope someone can help me with.

1) When the new drive is installed, how does one get the operating system back up on the new drive and running? The data has been backed up and applications can be re-loaded easily.

2) Can the original sized drive be replaced with a larger drive, i.e. 40GB that seem much more common in the stores?

Thanks for the Help

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You could get one of these usbEnclosures one of theses drives and clone you drive. There are several cloning programs and methods. Norton Ghost for one. I use seagate diskwizard most HDD manufactures have such a programs on there website. Then swap drives.
As long as you bios and operating system will support a larger drive.
 
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