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add another hard drive?

I have the above named pc. I originally purchased this new back in 2004 i believe.

I recently reformatted the machine as years of use, clogged it & performed poorly.

After doing so, I wanted to access the internet, and my cable internet provider, offered free McFee antivirus software.

This is where the problem started.

the McFee requirede i download & insdtall Windows service pack 2, to install thier antivirus software properly.

In doing so, my harddrive space virtually disappeared on my 'C' drive.

Not knowing i had ONLY ONE harddrive, and it was partitioned.

I would like to remove the partition in the one drive I have, and purchase an additional interneal hard drive.

Can I do this (as I see the expansion slot & cables), also, what size harddrive is the maximum the system will handle.

Will the following:

WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLUE WD5000AAKB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 3.5 Internal Hard Drive work?

Thank you for the time in reading this,

Pat

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You called it "McFee". I now have to kill you.

(I work for an ISP who offer McAfee to all customers. "McFee" really grates on me.

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Had to look twice as that drive comes as either SATA or IDE. IDE is what you need for your computer. Looking at the specs for the computer I can find no max size limits for the hard drive. Since you mention service pack two I am guessing you are using XP as a operating system. I can't recall if XP has a maximum drive size limit but it might.

If you want to remove the partition in your current drive without reformatting you will need software to help with that--Partition Magic is one good one but there are others. Finally you should be able to install the second hard drive, and the one you asked about should work. Ralph

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Further check shows XP capable of 9 TB drives. Also I found a free partition manager. I have not used this so I can't vouch for it but will leave you the URL so you can check it out yourself. Ralph

http://www.partition-tool.com

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