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Registered: ‎06-10-2009
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A51p - New hard drive problems

The original hard drive on my A51p is starting to get a bit flaky with lots of file corruption and unexpected reboots.  There is also a nice clicking sound on occasions all of which makes me think I need to replace it.  To that extent I have bought a second SATA drive which I have installed in the machine and am now ready to partition.  However I have some questions I would like to get answered before I do this.  These are

 

Creating the new partition, will I be able to boot from that drive if I remove the old one?

Is there anyway to move the HPA from the orginal drive to the new one, not to concerned if there isn't so long as second drive will boot?

Is there anything else I need to know (I have the software products on CD I need to install)?

 

Any help is very gratefully accepted.

 

Jim