What happens if you remove hard drive from laptop?
The hard drive in your computer stores all of your files and the operating system, which is essential to using the computer.
Computers can turn on and display the system BIOS screens without a hard drive, so removing the drive doesn’t damage anything — it just renders the computer useless.
How do I remove the hard drive from my HP laptop?
Removing the hard drive
- Remove the battery.
- Remove the service door.
- Remove the two Phillips head screws that secure the hard drive to the computer.
- Slide the hard disk drive back.
- Use the black tab on the hard disk drive adapter cable to disconnect the cable from its connector.
Where is the hard drive located on a laptop?
The most common type of hard drive is the side mounted slide hard drive, which the majority of new laptops use. On either the right or left side of the laptop, generally the side opposite the CD drive, there will be a small cut out section of the laptop case that can be slide out of the side of the computer.
Can you remove a hard drive from a laptop and put it in another?
Installing the drive in another machine
Take an old hard drive from an old computer and install it as the second drive in a new one. Once you’re done copying the files you want to keep, you can leave the old hard drive in the new machine, reformat it if you like, and have that much extra disk space to use.