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Dell E310 Hard Drive

by akiraique / October 19, 2006 4:08 PM PDT

I'm looking to add another hard drive to my Dell Dimension E310, but my problem is I don't have any idea what kind of hard drive will fit. I'm quite new to computers, so can somebody direct me to the kind of hard drive that I can use. Thanks.

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Got your Dell manual ? ...if not Dell saves those online...
by VAPCMD / October 25, 2006 12:18 PM PDT
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and they're available for download. Take a look and
then post any questions you might have.


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by Scrotes4Life / October 25, 2006 2:17 PM PDT
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It's a SATA 3.0 Hard Drive. It can handle two. You will need a longer SATA cable and if you are lucky, the power connector to the second one will reach. The stock PSU has two standard connectors, two SATA connectors, a floppy connector, a CPU connector, and the main connector. That's it. A real masterpiece. I have one sitting on the bench (behind me) loading in XP as we speak. Hard Drive crashed, I've installed a new one.

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Maybe you can help me too?
by plubius / November 5, 2006 2:23 AM PST
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My dell e310 caught a virus. I tried to system restore back to original manfucaturing set up, but all the restore points were wiped out.

So, I tried to use the Reinstallation DVD that came with my PC (no guide did, and no other discs), and that seemed to copy multiple files of the OS to my HD, because I have only 10gbs left of an 80gb HD and I have no personl files on it.

Trying to delete the C drive and reformatting failed, so I tried creating a new partion which resulted in a 1.86gb E drive - which doesn't meet my needs.

Do you know how I can "wipe" out the drive and get it back to the way Dell shipped it? Or do I need to buy a new drive? If I buy a new drive I would need to also buy Windows XP correct, because I've heard the Installation DVD doesn't contain the OS - what's this DVD for anyway?

Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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(NT) (NT) Why not call Dell ???????????????
by VAPCMD / November 5, 2006 3:03 AM PST
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