Lab3 Upgrade HD

Home Up Objectives Sat AM Assignments Sound & Multi-Media Hard Drive Info Hard Dr Lab #1 Slides on Current Power Supply Notes Lab 10 Power S Lab11 Diags PC R II Sat Grades PC Repair II Labs Lab1 CDROM Lab 2 FDISK & P M Lab3 Upgrade HD Lab 4, Drive Image. Lab 5 Floppy Dr Lab 6 Memory Lab 7 Sound Card Lab 8 PC Prices Lab 9 Multimeter

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Lab 3, Upgrading Hard Drives

Purpose: To learn to replace a smaller capacity hard drive with a new one and transfer the Operating System, Programs, and Data Files, then remove the original.

Procedure:

I. Check the System.

  1. Boot the System and make sure the OS and PC parts all work before beginning!
  2. See if there are any partitions on the existing HD, by using FDISK, or by looking at my computer in Win  9X, etc. Note any existing drives and their capacities here: ___________________________________________________
  3. If there are other partitions on this drive you will have to add additional partitions on your new drive to match them, and copy the data to and from each, as in step 18 below.
  4. Make sure you have a Win 98 Startup Disk.  If not create a startup disk now (start, settings, add/remove, startup)
  5. Turn Off the PC, ground yourself and remove the Power Cord.

II. Install the New HD

  1. Remove the new HD from its anti-static bag.
  2. Make sure jumper on the new HD is set to slave, and jumper on original HD is set to master.
  3. Physically Install the New HD

                              a.      Install the power cable.

                              b.      Install the IDE data cable.  Set. it as the second HD, and as Slave on Primary Controller. Make sure to plug both in correctly, with pin 1 on the data cable next to the power cable and in the correct position on the controller side.

  1. Make sure that both Hard Drives are not rubbing on any devices and that the circuit boards are not touching anything.  You need not install them in the bay yet, but make sure they are level and stable.
  2. Plug the PC power plug back in,

III.  Set up the New HD in the BIOS

  1. Turn on the PC.   If the HD lights etc do not come on immediately, shut off the PC and check all cables and connections.  If you can not find anything wrong call the instructor before proceeding.
  2. Once the PC starts correctly, set up the new HD in the BIOS
  3. Most new BIOSís will report an error and allow you to hit some key to enter and make corrections.  You may have to enter an IDE setup or similar section.  Note any instructions on the screen and follow them.  If necessary find out how to set up the HD from the manufacturer of the BIOS.
  4. Save changes and exit the BIOS.

IV. Setup Partitions with FDISK.

  1. Boot with the Computer, using the old hard disk. (alternatively you can use the startup disk but you will have fewer copying options with 16 bit XCOPY)
  2. Run FDISK.  You can go to start, run, command, then type FDISK.
  3. In FDISK switch to Drive 2.
  4. Go to 4, display partition information.  
  5. If you see existing partitions on drive 2 the Drive has been used before, so remove any existing partitions on drive 2, exit FDISK, shut down, turn of the power (if not auto-off), and reboot the PC again, and start FDISK again and switch to drive 2.
  6. Be absolutely sure you are on drive 2 and Create a new primary partition on Drive 2 of 50% of the drives capacity.
  7. Before exiting create and extended partition and create at least one drive letter in it.
  8. If you wish to create additional drive letters do them now too.
  9. Exit FDISK, shut down windows, and power off.

V. Format the New Partitions and Copy the Data.

  1. Restart the PC again.
  2. Test the new drive by typing DIR D:  the PC should say illegal device or bad format, etc.
  3. Format the new drive.  From DOS type   FORMAT D:, or go to start, run, command, type FORMAT D:
  4. Format any  other partitions you had to create also.
  5. Use the XCOPY32 command to copy all the data from the old drive (C:) to the new drive (D:) (or whatever letter stands for your new drive).
  6. Go to start, run, command, type: XCOPY32 C:\. D:\ /E/C/H/R/K.
  7. All the switches above are necessary C:\. (Donít leave out the period after C:\ This copies all files and folders on C.   /E for empty folders, /C Continue if errors, /H copy systems and hidden files, /R overwrites read only files, /K preserves file attributes. 
  8. When all the copying is done call the instructor over for an ok
    Instructor _______________________
  9. Format and copy any other partitions necessary.

 

VI. Remove the Old HD, and reset the new HD (Check with instructor before doing this part)

  1. Shut down the PC and remove the cables from the old HD and remove it from the bay.
  2. Re Jumper HD2 as master.  If necessary change the connector on the data cable.
  3. Install it in the bay, screw it in place, replace the cover and power.
  4. Restart and set the BIOS for the new HD as HD1 and HD2 as none, Save the Changes.
  5. Boot with the startup disk.
  6. In FDISK set partition 1 as active.  Exit FDISK.
  7. Turn off the PC and restart.  Windows 9X and all the installed software should come up.
    Instructor__________________________

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Home Objectives Sat AM Assignments Sound & Multi-Media Hard Drive Info Hard Dr Lab #1 Slides on Current Power Supply Notes Lab 10 Power S Lab11 Diags PC R II Sat Grades PC Repair II Labs Lab1 CDROM Lab 2 FDISK & P M Lab3 Upgrade HD Lab 4, Drive Image. Lab 5 Floppy Dr Lab 6 Memory Lab 7 Sound Card Lab 8 PC Prices Lab 9 Multimeter