Using old "d" drive

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  1. Luis Esp

    Luis Esp Supporting Actor

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    I just purchased a new computer and would like to use the old "d" drive from my old computer for more space. Is this easy to do or should I have a professional do the installation. Are there any websites that can provide guidance.
    Sorry that I haven't used question marks. I'm using Windows Me and it seems to have changed the function of certain keys.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    I have no idea what you could have done to disable question marks, but putting a drive in is pretty easy. What you need is a double ended IDE cable. It'll have one connector on each end, and one in the middle (any computer store will have this, DON'T go to best buy, they'll rip you off). Just attach one end to your new comptuter's drive, the middle one to the 'd" drive, and the other end gods into the computer's motherboard
    Jeff Kleist
     
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    It sounds like you have the wrong keyboard map. Go into Control Panel, then Keyboard. There should be an option in there for choosing the right keyboard layout.
     
  4. Luis Esp

    Luis Esp Supporting Actor

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    Thanks for the info. My other concern is will I lose the info that is currently on the d: drive? I've reading that I may have to reformat the drive to work in the new computer.
    Regarding the question marks, I figured out that I am running WindowsMe under Cdn. English, which gives me all the accents used in the french language. So now I have the option of running both Cdn and US english from my tool box.
    On another note, I think I may have royally screwed up my old computer. I was already having problems with the c: drive and it crashed. I was going to reinstall Windows98 SE, but I lent my brother my Windows98 SE disc and his wife threw it out. She's bipolar, and the rest of the story is too long to get into.
    I borrowed a Windows98, first edition from a friend, and my old computer wouldn't let me install the old edition, so foolish me, I thought reformatting the c: drive would correct the situation.
    Now I can only start my old computer in safe mode.
    If anyone can provide me with any info, it would be greatly appreciated.
    P.S. I was going to a bat to the old computer ala "Office Space", but it would more useful as a computer that runs programs for the kids.
     

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