View Full Version : New Hard Drive for Laptop

09-24-06, 09:33 PM
I have a friends old laptop which he gave to me after he got a new one. I want to get a new hard drive for it and I have a crapload of questions so any help would be greatly appreciated.

He got a virus on it a while back - if I get a new hard drive will I be fine or can any kind of virus affect Mobo, CPu or something along those lines?

If I didn't switch hard drives and just re-formatted it, would the virus be gone?

If I got a new one, what do I need to look for. Obviously it has to fit the laptop, but is it the same as desktop drives, SATA, IDe, etc.?

BTW, it is a HP dv1000t. It is 2 years old. Pentium M 1.6 ghz, 512 RAM, and a 80GB hard drive is that helps.

Thanks alot.

09-24-06, 09:55 PM
The virus should not have affected the bios etc. Some can, but most don't. So anew drive will be virus free, as will the current drive if you reformat.

09-24-06, 10:11 PM
Alright thanks.