My mother recently had her computer crash on her, she had a coworker, look at the hard drive to see if the contents could be saved, all the contents are still on the hard drive, but she was told she should get a new hard drive. It was an 80 Gb hard drive.
how should my mom & I go about transferring all the contents from the old 80 GB hard drive to a new one? the old one has died, it had all files etc & software as well as windows XP home edition. It had crashed after we tried to install service pack 3. I am not sure if service pack 3 is on there or service pack 2.
what file format should the new hard drive be? NTFS? we want to copy the old hard drive contents onto the new one & put it back into the PC & get the PC up & running.
we were going to upgrade this existing PC with more ram etc as well, but if this is not economical, what other options should we consider?