possibly looking for a new hard drive

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    Twan013

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    Hey guys. It appears that I will soon be looking into buying a new hard drive for the 751h. Apparently I had a virus that killed it.

    Problem is, I don't know what to really look for. I think I need a 2.5", but other than that, I don't know what is and isn't compatible. I just want something as cheap as possible, either brand new, or refurbed as long as its guaranteed not to be messed up. I don't care much about size, I don't think I ever used over 10GB on mine before it messed up. I would consider an SSD, but with their prices, that's out of the question.

    Any suggestions? remember CHEAP IS BEST, as long as it works!
     
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    ttman

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    viruses do not cause physical damage, just logical damage. have u tried just re-formatting it & re-installing the OS?
     
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    Agreed. You may be able to recover the old hard drive. You'll need to bootable USB drive or an external CD/DVD drive so you can reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows. It would be silly to buy a new driver before trying this. You'll have to do it anyway if you buy a new drive, might as well do a practice run on the old one!

    You can probably obtain a recovery DVD or CD from Acer for a small fee. Call up tech support to find out.
     
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