My computer is Etower T2984
My new hard drive sounds bad,beleive to be dying sometime soon.
Bought WD hard drive
It is installed now as slave, not formatted, - just put it in.
I do not have a WINDOWS OS disc the only disc that came with my etower is the recovery disc.
I am beleiveing the recovery disc has the OS on it
I will make the new HD the master.
And apply the recovery disc to this new HD...
Do I need to .....
1) - format the drive BEFORE putting the recovery disc to it?
2) - as part of that, do I need to partition the drive for the OS before putting the recovery disc to it?
I hope the recovery disc does it all, that would be nice.
For these recovery discs, do they need to be pput into the original CD r/w - just to see wwhat would happen, I put the cd in a newer cd r/w ( part of the machine) computer was blinking but nothing came up
Sorry if this is a repeat, do not see my posting from 2 days ago!