I have a mobo out of a sony viao (sorry i dont know the brand) that was running with an 80GB maxtor hd. That hd blew out, which was discussed in one of my earlier entries. I want to switch to a WD HDD and was wondering about possible compatability problems. If i copy a hard drive from another computer completly would it be recognized in a different system with a different motherboard. Any tips or responses would be very helpful.
with 98 or XP, you have a good chance of being able to just boot up with the new drive. with 2000, chances are very low.
either case, you're better off reinstalling a new OS on the new hard drive.