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  • WTB: SMALL laptop hard drive w/ preloaded OS

    So excited about the arrival of my Xenarc, I was rushing to plug it into my laptop. Unfortunatly I forgot that I hadn't replaced the screws on the hard drive caddy and it fell out. Upon reinstall, the drive makes an awful clicking noise and isn't recognized. I need a small laptop hard drive (3-6 gigs) with a preloaded os (preferably XP but not nearly crucial because I will update upon arrival). My laptop (Dell Latitude CS) doesn't have a cdrom drive so I can't install the os myself without buying an external enclosure and going through the hell I had to go to to get the last one formatted and booting. If anyone has this at the lowest price possible, that'd be beyond incredible. Thanks!

  • #2
    I don't have what you're looking for.
    But wouldn't it be easier (and cheaper) to just get an external USB enclosure for a CDROM drive and load the OS that way?
    Here's a link to one off NewEgg:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...146-017&depa=0
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      Peoples is selling a cheap laptop with a 6 gig HDD, you could ask him to part it....

      After all, he just posted a thread in gen hardware discussion 'bout how if it doesnt sell, he will be hooking it up straight to his car battery to see what happened.
      Cheap Laptop, great for Carputer!

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      • #4
        Thanks! Posted in his thread. As for Darque, I don't know if this laptop will boot from a usb cdrom.

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        • #5
          I have a Toshiba 2.5"HD 4GB. I bought some parts from someone and they just included it with it so I have no use for it. You could have it if you payed shipping but I'm leaving tomorrow and will be gone for a week. If you still want it, write me and let me know.
          C134, EPIA M10000, 512mb, M1-ATX, DWW-700H, Seagate 40GB, Panasonic DVD/CDRW
          Alpine ERE-180 EQ

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          • #6
            you know, windows xp seldom migrates well from pc to pc without using sys-prep....even then if the hardware is extremly different, it might not boot..... you pretty much need a cd rom drive
            PC Components:
            Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Peoples
              you know, windows xp seldom migrates well from pc to pc without using sys-prep....even then if the hardware is extremly different, it might not boot..... you pretty much need a cd rom drive
              I second that. BSOD for sure.

              Might look at 98se if you want it pre loaded.
              2005 Ford Focus ST

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              • #8
                Originally posted by deftones8769
                So excited about the arrival of my Xenarc, I was rushing to plug it into my laptop. Unfortunatly I forgot that I hadn't replaced the screws on the hard drive caddy and it fell out. Upon reinstall, the drive makes an awful clicking noise and isn't recognized. I need a small laptop hard drive (3-6 gigs) with a preloaded os (preferably XP but not nearly crucial because I will update upon arrival). My laptop (Dell Latitude CS) doesn't have a cdrom drive so I can't install the os myself without buying an external enclosure and going through the hell I had to go to to get the last one formatted and booting. If anyone has this at the lowest price possible, that'd be beyond incredible. Thanks!
                i have a 333mz 96 mb ram, 4.3 gig, 24xcdrom, floppy
                with a dead screen (vga output works)
                i will give it to youf ro 100$

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