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Installing a IDE or EIDE hard drive on a Pentium computer To install a hard drive in your computer you must have a decent knowledge of Computers and know what basic commands do I wouldnt recommend a beginner trying to install a hard drive These instructions are meant for intermediates or above Before you start you should have already bought your hard drive You will need a Phillips screw driver your Windows CD and the manual that came with your computer Before you get ready to install your new hard drive Unpack the drive you just bought and make sure the hard drive cables manual and diskette are there We will begin by removing the four screws that hold the computer cover to the frame of the computer The easiest way to identify which screws to take out is to see which screws are covering the painted edge of the cover Other screws which you dont want to take out hold the power supply which could harm the computer Once the screws are taken out the cover may still be hard to slide out Use both hands on each side of the cover and pull it out Now find the hard drive it should be in the second slot starting from the top Remember the drive should be about 3 12 inches in width 6 inches long and an inch in height Usually the hard drive is a silver and black color After finding the drive make sure you remove any static carried in your body by touching something metal before touching the insides of the computer Now you will find two cables these are ribbon cables that connect
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