Connecting A HD

By Sickem
May 23, 2006
  1. ok i am installing a 2 nd hard drive in a dell computer (windows xphome w/sp2)-OS
    i was wondering if i can put it in the dell and run files off of it. or does the computer have to format it when it detects it. the point is the hard drive has data i want in the dell but i think from past experience that when i put it in the dell will format it and delete every thing on it
    ---- please tell me if i am worng or what to do to avoid or fix this thanks
    --We aim to shoot We shoot to die
    ,Sickem :)
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You need help and it's tech releated? Who would have thought! :p

    No, the Dell will not format anything by itself and yes, you should be able to access any existing data on the hard drive.
  3. Sickem

    Sickem TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25


    thank you. i shall be less hesitant now
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