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should I install a leftover second- harddrive,20G

Q: should I install a leftover second- harddrive,20G

My old EIDE WD Caviar200AA is in a box.It was in a Compaq p.o.s.that died,last march.
My new" no-name" is running NTFS. and has 80 Gb Hdd.
How much hassle to add additional" slave" drive to new machine?
what are the snafu's out there? How do I start?
btw I'm new at this

Is the ole' 5600rpm drive seemingly tons slower than my 7200 in practice?

Can any of the fat32 stuff be left on that 20Gb or does it all have to be wiped?

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Here's the error message I sometimes get when browsing a mapped network drive:

Z:\SomeFolder is not accessible.

The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.

Also some files just don't show up in explorer when browsing the mapped network drive. I know they are there because I can see and open them in explorer on the PC hosting the network share.

First some information: The network consists of a workgroup of two PC's (Tiger and nForce) both running Windows XP Professional 32 bit SP2. Both PC's have two NICs, 1-Gbit NICs with a direct cable between the two PCs (10.0.0.1 and 10.0.0.2) for fast Windows networking, and 100-Mbit NICs connected both to a port in a NAT router/switch for internet access (192.168.1.101 and 192.168.1.102, router 192.168.1.1).

The problem started after completely reinstalling Windows on the Tiger PC (with format of C). The reinstall was performed with only the C disk present. The other disks (F, G and H) were reconnected after the installation was complete. The problem occurs when mapping to shares on those drives. Shares created on the newly installed C drive don't give the problem.

After a lot of searching I've found what I think may be the cause, but unfortunately I still don't have a solution.

In the "Group or user names:" box on the security tab of the file property dialogue boxes of files that don't show in the mapped drive there is an unkown user named S-1-5-21 followed by four more cipher groups of le... Read more

A:leftover user from previous install cause of network sharing problem?

Bumping this to the top because I still don't have an answer.

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Windows 2000 pro

Small master harddrive was full
installed an old harddrive from another computer an 80gig axs a slave
it shows it is drive letter F and can open it I deleted all the files that were on it so it is empty

Itshows in computer managment but how do I get it so I can put folders, files and like put the antivirus on that drive, I think I did something wrong but don't no what it is.

It shows in computer management as Drive F and I put it as NTSF like the master drive can someone help me here I need to get this done.
 

A:Windows 2000 pro-2nd harddrive but can't install anything on it how to install right

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I need a link to find a good ebook to help me install a Western Digital 160G Harddrive. Any help is greatly appreciated.

I am also trying to figure out how to include my computer specs as a permanent part of my posts.

Pentium III 800 mgz
Intel 810 graphics chip
Western Digital 80G Harddrive
512 SDRAM
 

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i want to install a hard drive to a computer im building and i am relatively new to this side of things i have a dell inspiron 530 can i put a
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 3.5" SATA6GB/S 7200rpm 64MB in it as a hard drive



 

A:harddrive install

Are you building a new computer, or are you upgrading an existing computer?

The hard drive will work in the Dell, but it won't run at 6Gb/s unless you're also installing a 6Gb/s controller card.
 

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I got a new harddrive because of problem with old harddrive. this is the first time to install an os for me so i'm not sure what to do...

i have set my bios to cd boot first and put in my xp disk but i only get to dos prompt- a:\ , so i enter drive's letter d:\. i've tried to enter different commands - "setup", "setupxp".... but nothing is working. i think i should be able to get to the gui screen for setup but i don't know how. does anyone have suggestions, or better yet, a step-by-step tut?

thanks ahead for your help.

A:How do I install XP Pro 2 onto my new harddrive?

Hi a stupid question did you format for windows, my computer, right click,manage, disk management, then click on drive and let it format it. then install windows once disk has been recognised.

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today a bought a new harddrive (60 gigs). my plan was to piggy back this one onto my existing one and have it be the slave. so i open my tower up and there is no second mount for a second drive. the guy at the store suggested using one of the cdrom slots....which would be fine except the slot is too big. so i decided to temporarily set them up so i could format the second drive and copy the entire contents of the first drive to the second drive and then put that one as the main drive. well this sounded great in my head.

i read in the new drive's installation directions that computers made before june 1999 may "stall" upon start up. the BIOS may not be equipped to handle a drive larger then 32 gigs. so i tried anyways. and that is exactly what it did. the directions suggested updating the BIOS according to the mother board manufacturer. well i can't figure out what kind of board it is. i bought my computer in feb 1999. it is a packard bell. AMD-K26 processor (333 Mhz). between looking on the PB site and the search i did here, i find out that PB doesn't work in the US anymore. i found plenty of sites with plenty of d/l's, but i have no idea where to even start. is there a place on the board that says what type it is???
yes i know packard bells suck. i have heard all the jokes from my friends.

and when and IF i am able to work through all this, is it better to piggy back the drives or copy over the files??

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i got a new ibm deskstar 8oGB harddrive, It came without manual and installatin disc/cd. how do i install it a a secondary drive for data storage. is there a manual somewhere on the web, i could not find it? is there the necessary dsoftware on the web? what are the steps i have to take?
thanks
 

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Okay I just hooked up this slave hard drive as an addition to my old hard drive for more disc space so now I have this issue with my installation disc. It says to leave in disc and restart computer. I'm working with xp 2000 system and when the computer reboots the disc doesn't automatically load and when i chose to run the a:/ drive it gives me an option to reformat which I don't want to do.

Please help.

Also I had the problem earlier with trying to install the cd rw but not enough ports. I do have another ribbon with the multiple hook ups for a slave drive however there are only 3 power cord hook ups. Do i need a power cord for the extra hard drive or can i use that for the cd burner without interfering with the functioning of the slave hard drive?

(I have 2 ports. One is being used for the hard drive and the other is connected to this power thingy in the front. I think its the USB port hood. Do I need that? or can I just hook up the burner?)

Thanks,
Sina
 

A:HELP trying to install harddrive

Let's take it one at a time ...

(1) I take it that you can't boot from your CD-RW/CDROM drive. You may need to configure this in the BIOS (hit the DELETE key during startup) and change the boot order to specify CDROM first. You are likely to find the setting under the heading of "BIOS features" or similar.

(2) Every drive in your system needs power. If you do not have enough connections from your power supply, you can purchase a "Y" adapter that will split one connection into two, allowing you to connect an additional drive. Typically, these are less than $3.00 each.

Hope this helps.
 

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Good day everyone. I wasn't sure if this was the correct area of the forums to post this, so I apologize if it's not.

Anyway, this is my situation. My current harddrive is on its last legs. I am constantly getting messages that Windows is detecting a hardware issue with the disc (as well as HDD Regenerator returning S.M.A.R.T. errors about my harddrive) so I decided to buy a new 120GB SSD and an OEM copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. I didn't know what OEM meant before I bought it, lol, but that's ok. I found out that it's exactly the same as a retail copy (but cheaper) you just can't transfer it to other machines which is fine.

Anyway, I backed up every personal file I wanted to keep, and used a program called DoubleDriver to backup every driver on my laptop so that I can restore them later on the new harddrive.

So I want to know if the following steps are correct, of if I'm missing something or if I have them in the wrong order.

What I'm planning on doing is the following:

Replace harddrive
Pop in Windows 7 installation disc
Restore Drivers using DoubleDrivers restore function.

What I'm worried about though is if I won't be able to startup the DoubleDriver program without the drivers for my USB ports since I saved everything on a USB stick.

Are there typically drivers for USB ports built in to the BIOS at all? Or should I try some kind of boot CD for drivers?

Thanks for any help in advance.
 

A:Help regarding OEM install on new harddrive.

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i`m install a new 120 gb harddrive in my computer it had a 3.2 gb harddrive but when i boot up it won`t find the driver. I have pionex computer system it have a 400 celeron processor i think i need to upgrade bios what do an one else think
 

A:install a new harddrive

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here's the deal...

i had a harddrive which i installed XP onto, i acquired a second harddrive and used it as "extra storage" by connecting it to my second harddrive port... now im going to toss my old harddrive and install XP onto my new harddrive... i connected my new harddrive to the first port, and set it to master (as it was a slave before) and when i try to install my XP disk, i get an error message, "system disk not found" am i missing something? i was once told that i had to save something onto my new harddrive in order for it to be able to run a OS.

i'm using the same disk to install XP on my new harddrive as i used for my old one...

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A:I can't install XP pro onto my new harddrive...

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i was once told that i had to save something onto my new harddrive in order for it to be able to run a OS.




That is not entirely correct. You will need to partition, and format the drive prior to installing an OS, but that can all be done with the installation disc.

If you are getting a system disk not found error, then it is likely because your new drive is not being recognized by the PC. You can verify this in your BIOS (usually by pressing the delete key immediately after powering on your PC) and if it is not listed there then that is your problem.

If it is showing your HD in the BIOS let us know.

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I put the CD into the drive and make sure the boot sequence loads the CD drive first.

All I get is the msg "Operating System Not Found"
 

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im getting a new ssd to replace my old HD. will it be as easy as poping in the disc and installing W8, or do i have to do something else? sorry fo the stupid question, just dont want any suprises!

A:W8 install on new harddrive?

Hello Excaka, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Before we are able to answer that correctly, please tell us a bit about your system, and fill out you system specs.

Is this a PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled, or are you using a retail Windows 8 installation DVD/USB?

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Yes... "How do you install XP directly from harddrive?" by extracting the info from the disk?
 

A:How do you install XP directly from harddrive?

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I have a second hard drive that I want to test my computers boot time issues with. The drive is in the second slot in my alienware laptop. It reads perfectly well and will show up as a drive when I install windows 7 and 10.

windows 7
it will go through all the steps at the first screen of it copying and getting files ready. At the last step it will tell me it can't finish the installation.

windows 10
it will not get passed 75% of the getting files ready step.

the drive is a Seagate. What information and tests should I run to help better understand the issue?

A:unable to install OS on harddrive

Work through steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

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I was wondering if it is possible to install vista and xp on one harddrive that has two partitions, if it is possible, then how do i do it?

I simply installed vista, and then i installed xp, after doing so, xp would automatically load and there would be no option for vista, it happens the same vice versa, vista loads xp doesn't. How can i have both?
 

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 How to obtain and install OKB on Harddrive

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okay first i dont know what correct category to post this thread..so anyway i have experienced installing W7 using my USB/Flashdrive but my question is does it works with External USB HardDrive? i dont have external HDD yet i`m planning to buy one like

Freecom MD XXS 320GB
Imation Venus 500GB
Hitachi 500GB

so any suggestion about this?

A:Install W7 using External HardDrive?

Install Windows 7 From an External Hard Drive - PCWorld

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My computer blue screened and refused to load xp. I put the drive in an external case to move my files to another computer and wanting to do a clean install formatted the drive and partitioned a section for installing a linux os. I put it back in my computer and tried to install xp. It says no harddrive found. The harddrive shows up in the bios by brand name and model number. Plus I installed ubuntu to it and am using it right now. Still when I try to install xp it says no harddrive and to make sure the drive is connected properly. I'm using a dell xp home sp2 cd with my dell dimension desktop.

A:xp install can't find harddrive

Hello and welcome to the forum

Is the drive SATA or PATA?

If you are installing on SATA drive, there is an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

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I recently bought a WD 74GB Raptor harddrive to install XP on, but I'm having problems. Everytime I load up XP setup from the setup CD, when it gets to the part where the installation options menu is about to appear, as it tries to boot windows from the CD, I get a BSOD and have to restart. I've tried running the CD with my other 80GB WD IDE harddrive inside and it doesn't cause this stop error. I've been screwing with this for 2 weeks now trying everything I can find on google and forums to fix this problem. I have the correct SATA drivers for my board as well for the drive of which I hit F6 for at the beginning of setup.

As far as I can tell, it only happens when I have the SATA raptor drive installed. I don't think it's the windows CD being scratched as it is near perfect condition.

The stop error reads as this:
SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
*** STOP 0x0000006f (0xc0000020, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Most of the searching I've done has concluded either bad disk or bad optical drive, but this is only the case for me when the raptor is installed. Could it still be this? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Can't Install XP on SATA harddrive

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I install a new harddrive in my computer like a hundred times befor, I have factor disk (easy ok )  ha!Put in disk 1  and up pop this error.       this cd contains a backup software of the originally  installed on a hp pavilion pc,If you are receving this message on a hp pavilion,please call hp support. that it no way out . all they want is  $$$$$$                                     Thanks   Floyd

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I contacted lenovo about getting recovery media and have recieved it. Now it fails at the end everytime i try to recover the computer. This is a work laptop and i really need to get it to work. I have swapped a few hdds before without any issue. Does anyone have any info to help?

A:Trying to install a new harddrive into my P50s.

Some more info. This computer has windows 7 installed. I have windows 7 recovery media disks. I am using a external drive to install the drives and windows. I get through pretty much the entire setup and then it says recovery failure. Is there something i should be doing to make this work?

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reformated and reinstalled windows xp. after instalation finished.....i noticed i actually have 2 versions of xp home on my harddrive

how do i remove one without it effecting the other?

i did this once before thur the reg ( i think) but i cant remember how.
 

A:2 xp home on harddrive after install

Do you have the two versions on the same hard drive or there is only one version but the other option only appear in the OS Selection screen? Are there actually two versions of XP installed or not? If not, then do the following:

1 Click on Start.
2 Select Run....
3 Type msconfig.
4 Move to the BOOT.INI tab and click the Check All Boot Paths button.
5 It will prompt up a message like the following:

It appears that the following line in the BOOT.INI file does not refer to a valid operating system:

"XXXXXXX - XXXXXXXX - XXXXXXX - XXXXXXXX"
( XXXXXXX stand for the location of the invalid entry )

Would you like to remove it from the BOOT.INI file?

Answer Yes to it and click Apply and then Ok.

6 When prompted, Reboot.

Try and see if this helps or not. Good Luck.
 

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My HP Pavillion 750n harddrive crashed and burned. I purchased a new maxtor 40gb hd. I left the old drive in as a slave (hoping I can pull off the kids files), though the smartdrv says its bad. I couldn't start the computer without this drive installed. The computer recognizes the new maxtor drive.

I couldn't find my XP Pro CD to boot from so I tried my old Win2k CD, didn't work, went to bootdisk.com and got win2k bookdisks, it worked until it got to disk 4 and then said a file was corrupted and had to start over. Tried again, got to disk 2 and found another corrupted file. (I created 4 new disks and tried again to no avail)

Found my XP Pro CD and booted, it started and then stopped on diskmgr file and said it was corrupted. Can't boot again. I have to wait a very long time to start the computer again before it will get to the bios screen. It starts, hits the cds and stops, no screen, just an orange light at the power button, if I put a boot cd in, same thing happens but I get orange light at cd. I have to wait for about 20 minutes or more to start it so I can get a screen.

UGH! hard drives and bios stuff is not my area, I am a software IS gal. Get it loaded and I know what to do. But this is driving me insane!

Suggestions? Thanks. J
 

A:new harddrive install problems

i would take the old drive out of the system, if you are going to use xp set the new drive to cable select and do a fresh install. once you are up and running try playing with the old drive.
 

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tried to install Windows 7 Pro on new hard drive Pentium 4 machine will not install, tried two different copies.
 

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Hi. I just got a new Dell computer which is running Windows Vista. My previous computer has Windows XP running on it. If I connected my older harddrive (with Windows XP) to the new harddrive (with Vista) will I be able to access the files (ie mp3's, documents, etc) on the old drive or do i need to format the older drive or will that info be lost either way? Thank you.
 

A:install additional harddrive

SATA or IDE HDs?
 

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I put the XP Pro CD into the CD-Rom drive and make sure the boot sequence loads the CD-Rom drive first. All I get, after the first things load on the comp, is the msg "Operating System no Found".
 

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Hello members now I need some help ! I have the knoppix cd i would like to install this on my HDD and have dual boot I like the layout of knoppix and been using it while on the CD-Rom ..

I would like to know to install this to my harddrive or should I just get a better version of linux ??

I downloaded the text file that PHANTASM wrote great infromation but this also the the way to do knoppix..

My system specs are in my profile.

Thanks

tbrunt3
 

A:How do I install knoppix on my harddrive?

http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Hd_Based_HowTo

Have fun..
 

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I recently bought a 500GB Toshiba 2.5 hard drive and put it in an enclosure. I tried to just plug it in and partition it computer 1 would not recognize it. When it tried to install the driver it says it can't because "Access is Denied". I tried using it on computer 2 and it worked just fine. I got it partitioned and set up to use. I even tried it on a computer 3 here at work and the computer here installed it just fine. I don't know why I can't use it on the computer 1 that I intended to use it on though. I also logged in as administrator on the computer 1 and I have the same issue.

It did work one time on computer 1. Right after I partitioned it on computer 2 and plugged it into the computer 1 it showed up under my computer and I could get into it. Right after I did that computer 1 started installing the driver again with an error and it disappeared.

It lists the hard drive as "unknown" under device manager and it also doesn't show up under disk management.

All computer involved run Vista.

I'm at a loss right now as far as what to do.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

James

A:Can't Install External Harddrive

Try turning off the user account control while your logged in as administrator.

Go to Start-> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Turn User Account Control on or off.

If it does or doesn?t work, enable user account control again afterwards.

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Hi all, I recently built a new computer, this is not the first one I have built but it is the first time I have had problems with the operating system
The build:
MSI P55-CD53
Intel i5-750
ATI 5850 GPU
2 x 2gig 1600Mhz RAM
Sony Dual Layer DVD Drive
500Gb Hard drive
750W Powercool PC750UM, Modular

All is set, after a slight issue getting anything on the monitor (I put the RAM in wrong slot, rookie mistake) all looked to be going well, turn on, get to Bios and set time etc.
I then put the windows 7 DVD into the drive (note: It is the upgrade version but everything I read says I can use that to boot and install). When it boots from the DVD drive, instead of a nice blue screen with 'Setup' and the option to format the hard drive (like XP does) it went straight to a black screen with a white bar at the bottom saying 'Loading Windows' (is this how windows 7 does it?)this fills up, once or sometimes twice, then goes to 'Starting Windows' where it then freezes usually with a dot or two on the screen.
I decide maybe I read wrong and I cannot boot from the upgrade disks, so, I put in my windows XP CD (I wanted to avoid installing an old OS first as it had seemed possible). This did get to the blue screen I am familiar with. I picked the first option (Quick) and it got to 20% rapidly then froze. So, I restarted. This time I went with the slow second option. THe first time it loaded to 100% then froze. The second time it reached 100% then restarted the computer. Upon restart if ... Read more

A:Windows 7 install on new harddrive won't work

I think there are too many issues here ... you said it is an upgrade version of Win7..what you expecting to upgrade ?.... which version is it...and is it 32 or 64... I had a problem before trying to install win7 ultimate 32 on a 4GB machine ..I had to take 2Gig out ..install and then add them back after installation done ... I would suggest that you try a full Win7 on a 2Gig ram and see how do you get on ..I am sure there are many people here with better knoledge than mine and can help.

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I realize this is a Windows 8.1 forum, but couldn't find anywhere else to post.  I've got 64 bit Toshiba that came pre-loaded with 8.1 that I upgraded to Windows 10.  I have since cleaned hard drive using DISKPART.
Here's what I have now....
USB stick with  downloaded - Win10_1511_English_x64.iso (unzipped)
Disk 0 - Online 465 GB  0 (free) GPT
Disk 1 - Online 14 GB    0 (free) (not GPT)
Volume 1 -  C   J_CCSA_X64F (Label)  NTFS   Partition   465 GB  Healthy
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 GB 1024 KB (Offset)
When I try to run install from USB stick, I get the following error... "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one.  For more information, see the Setup log files."  
....And I can't find the Setup log files.
I converted Disk 0 from Mbr to GPT to resolve file type error.
I appreciate any suggestions.  Thanks, Don

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Hi there,

This is first time I am using this site, but I have read the instructions and hope some nice person can help?

Last week for absolutely no reason at all, I powered-up my 5 year-old laptop and was greeted with ?Disk Read Error. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart?.

After trying that many times and searching the web for answers, I decided to try a Windows recovery from the Recovery Console.

And it worked.

Except that every single thing that was on my hard drive is gone. Files, Programs, Media ? all gone.

I know what you?re thinking: ?He formatted his harddrive?. But I didn?t!
When I was given the option in the Recovery Console to Format or just install without formatting, I chose the former but almost as soon as it started, I cancelled it. Then I reloaded the console and then chose to Install without formatting.

A full-format was never done. Could a short, cancelled format (less than 10%) wipe the whole drive?!

Maybe you can shed some light on this issue.

I?d appreciate it. Details of the system are below:

OPERATING SYSTEM (OS):

WIN XP on a COMPAQ PRESARIO 2100

- Were there recent crashes that could have caused this problem? NO

- Did you install new software recently? If this is the case: Which software? (Brand, version, build) NO

- Did you do any of the following:
- Run a scan with an updated anti-virus program? NO, I don?t have an antivirus program
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A:After Windows Re-Install - Whole Harddrive Dissappeared!

Did you follow directions similar to these?

If you did what I think you did it is very possible that you did indeed lose some of your data. You said that it began to format and then you stopped it as soon as you saw it formatting?

If yes, the bad news is that the way a hard drive works is a file is kept at the very beginning of the drive that knows the locations of all the other files, like a table of contents. If you began to format but then aborted, the "table of contents" could have been wiped out.

Some of your files may still be on the drive, but Windows can't see them without that table of contents. The best way to get them back would be to use some form of data recovery software to get them back.

If you want your files back, DO NOT USE THE COMPUTER! The files will remain on the drive until they are overwritten by something else, like another file. The more you use the computer, the more likely it will be that you cannot recover the files. The best bet is to attach the hard drive to another computer and from another computer run a data recovery software program.

BMR777

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I was dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu. An automatic update wiped my boot and
Ubuntu drives and made my computer unusable; the only way to get past the grub rescue screen was to boot Ubuntu from a USD drive.

I made installation media with another USB drive. When I booted that up to install Windows 10 I got the following error:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. ON EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks."

So I booted Ubuntu from USB, used Gparted to changed the disk to GPT and completely wiped my SSD. I went back to install Windows from the bootable USB and got the following error:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."
 

A:How to format harddrive to install windows 10?

You will find all you need to know at the link below. Suggest that you take time to read the entire document so as to ensure that you understand the options, the hardware requirements and the correct procedure.

http://www.disk-partition.com/articles/selected-disk-is-gpt-partition-style.html

T.
 

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I was asked by a friend to install a brand new harddrive on his computer. His old one is completely burned up and will not work at all. He sent me the computer with no hard drive and the new one still in the box. I formatted the harddrive using external enclosure and my computer. Now I'm stuck. How do you install windows on the harddrive. I put the cd in the drive and turn on the computer. All I get is a message: NTLDR is missing. Hit cntl+alt+del to restart.

How do I Install windows xp onto this harddrive when I can't get past this message?
 

A:Solved: How do I install XP on brand new Harddrive?

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hi i have a toshbia sat pro l300 laptop the hd went so brought a new one installed but whn install vista it gets the the finalising instalestion and then freezes i left it for over two hrs still the same so then i tryed to install xp as it says loading windows so i can choose to install or partion it blue screens me can u help me cheers
 

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Hello....Well I tried to install my other computers harddrive into my good computer using the CD ROM cable(I should have bought a double connector cable,hindsight)and it did not work, so I reinstalled into the computer it came from and now the motherboard does not read it all. What did I do?I have a installation program just for my harddrive,but it's like it's not even connected.
 

A:Solved: What did I do? Install second harddrive. (moved from XP)

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Hey technicians,

I recently built a PC (first timer), everything clicked and it worked/working beautifully. However, I got a slight annoying little problem - when I install (mainly games, i.e NWN II, Black & White 2, Supreme Commander etc), the installation get to a certain procental then the HDD just doesn't work on it anymore. Nothing freezes, I can still open up applications or whatever, it only just - diss my installation. To complete the installation I have to start an installation over and over again.. What's the deal with this? I thought perhaps it could be some BIOS function I haven't enabled/disabled. Any help would be appreciated.

My HDD is: 150GB RAPTOR and a 500GB ... the installation takes place on a 2nd partition on the RAPTOR.

B.t.w. I tested HD Tune and look at this result:
http://www.insertpics.com//view.php?img=a12bac17d273b818945e4950ce3ac1b0

How come the raptor take such low minimums?! Feels really weird. There doesn't seem to be any errors though.

Best Regards and thank you in advance,
Zopyrus

Ps. FYI - Q6600, 4gb RAM, Gigabyte P35-ds3 and I'm using Vista Business as OS Ds.
 

A:A HDD Problem? - Harddrive diss what I want to Install!

Pss. I had asked around other forums for tips and thus far this is what I've tried thus far:

I just copied a 7gb file from partition C to partition E - (both are raptors partitions) - and it went stable and constant on a approximately 35mb/sec with no delays or anything.

Does it matter what SATA ports I connect my HDDs to? I don't use RAID, so.. i just connected the raptor to Sata port 0 and the other to sata port 1 - I'm thinking, perhaps it could be something like RAM, that I need to connect the other HDD to sata port 2 if I don't intend to use RAID ? And, should I have S.M.A.R.T. enabled or disabled?

Thanks again guys,
ZopyrusClick to expand...
Saw something quite confusing in DirectX Diagnostic Tool (I have DX10) - it seems to have confused my Harddrives partition:
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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 15.2 GB
Total Space: 40.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: SAMSUNG HD501LJ ATA Device

Drive: D:
Free Space: 370.8 GB
Total Space: 476.9 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD1500ADFD-00NLR5 ATA Device

Drive: E:
Free Space: 69.3 GB
Total Space: 103.1 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: SAMSUNG HD501LJ ATA Device
But it is suppose to be the other way around, the RAPTOR should be on both C and E while Samsung takes on the whole 500gb D: drive. Is this a fault on the dx d... Read more

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Hello,
I have just recieve a new hard drive to replace my failing one. On my old HD, it had pre installed Win 7 on it when I bought it at the retailer. I found its product key by using a product key finder, and I plan to reinstall it on my new HD. However, I am confused on how to do this. Will the HD automatically ask for a product key or do I need a disk for reinstalling, which means I have to buy a new copy of windows 7.
Computer is a HP Pavillion G6.

A:New harddrive, possible to re-install pre-installed WiIndows 7?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Anonmly


Hello,
I have just recieve a new hard drive to replace my failing one. On my old HD, it had pre installed Win 7 on it when I bought it at the retailer. I found its product key by using a product key finder, and I plan to reinstall it on my new HD. However, I am confused on how to do this. Will the HD automatically ask for a product key or do I need a disk for reinstalling, which means I have to buy a new copy of windows 7.
Computer is a HP Pavillion G6.


If you have a Product Key, you don't need to buy a new Win 7 disk. You can download the ISO file from here Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life and burn it on a DVD and do you installation. If you currently have Win 7 Home Premium (or whatever one you do have), you need to download that file to match your Product Key. Good luck, == In answer to our question about the Product Key, when you are installing you will come to a place that asks you to enter the Key for activation online. Say no to this. After you have the installation OK you can then put the Key in and activate. Sometimes you will get a phone number at Microsoft to call for the activation. I had to do this last week. It is no big deal as they just ask some questions. It is only a recording. Thanks,

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Im not sure if this should be in the XP forum or the hardware forum but i figured this was a good place to start and if not someone could point me in the right direction, im trying to do a clean install of XP pro on My HP M7463W, but at the select the harddrive/partition screen, my HD doesnt show up and i know its a SATA hd, but i cant seem to find the drivers to go with that so that i can slipstream them into the XP install disc and run the install smoothly, could anyone help me out? I think the relevant information is My HD is a 300gb western digital, WDC WD3000JS-60PD80, my processor is a Pentium D 930 3ghz, Intel Lakeport i945P, Intel 82801GB ICH7..If any more information is needed id be glad to provide it. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Clean Install No Harddrive Recognized

Can you run us through the steps you have taken thus far?

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any advise?

I'm moving to a new pc and want to dual boot my old hard drive.

I don't want to have to reinstall every single program.

It hangs after loading the drivers, even in safe mode.

A:old harddrive won't boot on new pc even after repair install

if it is an old drive from your old computer there may not be the proper drivers to support your new computer in spite of the repair install.

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Notebook model: Compaq presario c300 laptop
Processor type: Intel Celeron M CPU 420
Processor Speed 1.60GHz
Total Memory 768 mb
video memory 128mb(Xp only)
BIOS version F.24
I formatted with Win.XP recently but when downloading the suggested BIOS from the Compaq website the PC shut down and ever since I've had looping boots after a blue screen saying my hard device is screwed up. So I burned a boot disk with Darick's nuke, and completely wiped out the hard to install the Windows again, and it still says this and I just get a retarded laptop only with an opening Compaq screen then blacking out, booting, then coming back to this screen whenever a window installation is booted after i press enter to install:

Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any harddisk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuraion ins correct. set up cannot continue, to quick press f3.
If I press R to repair it still said that the path or file specified is not valid, and it lets me type from C:/). How can I revive the damaged hard that supposedbly not pwered on, found or connected properly?
This is the BIOS that i tried to install soon after I first formatted then booted the computer into retarded mode: WinFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (for Notebooks with Intel Processors) - Microsoft Windows/Vista-Based
link:http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&a... Read more

A:HardDrive Down and Computer can't find so I cant install OS

What type of drive?

Darik's has destroyed drives before. It is intended for drives that are no longer going to be used by the owner.
 

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I recently bought a WD 74GB Raptor harddrive to install XP on, but I'm having problems. Everytime I load up XP setup from the setup CD, when it gets to the part where the installation options menu is about to appear, as it tries to boot windows from the CD, I get a BSOD and have to restart. I've tried running the CD with my other 80GB WD IDE harddrive inside and it doesn't cause this stop error. I've been screwing with this for 2 weeks now trying everything I can find on google and forums to fix this problem. I have the correct SATA drivers for my board as well for the drive of which I hit F6 for at the beginning of setup.

As far as I can tell, it only happens when I have the SATA raptor drive installed. I don't think it's the windows CD being scratched as it is near perfect condition.

The stop error reads as this:
SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
*** STOP 0x0000006f (0xc0000020, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Most of the searching I've done has concluded either bad disk or bad optical drive, but this is only the case for me when the raptor is installed. Could it still be this? Thanks in advance.

A:Can't Install XP on SATA harddrive RESOLVED

Hi

To make, sure as its pointing to the SATA WD drive, download and run the WD HDD diagnostic utility which can be found here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/hard...utilities.html

Do a thorough scan and see if any errors arise. Check all connections before doing so.

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I have a 1999 450mHZ Pentium II Intergraph TDZ2000 with a SCSI harddrive and LSI controller installed. I cant install XP as it cant access the SCSI. Should XP have a driver for this or should I have a 3rd party driver? It is a Seagate Barracuda 9LP ST39173LW. I went to the Seagate site looking for a driver but found none. I assume this computer came with windows 98. If I was to install windows 98, I would still need the controller and SCSI driver. Any ideas what to do besides junk this $10 computer? Also, I could only find a windows 2000 driver for the controller.
 

A:How to install SCSI harddrive with Windows XP

Intergraph TDZ2000 with a SCSI harddrive and LSI controller installed.Click to expand...

Make and model of the LSI controller is important.
 

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I have a very old PC - 8086 or 8088 - where there is still data on the harddrive. Unfortunately my new PC doesn't have a 5,25" diskdrive. I tried installing the old harddrive in my new computer, but the new PC wouldn't even recognize there was a new drive connected. Can anybody tell me how I can connect this old harddrive to a new PC to transfer the data?
 

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Okay, just got and installed a new Western Digital 30G Harddrive. Attempted a clean install of Windows 2000, and got an error saying it couldn't install bootloader and setup could not continue. Tried Windows98SE and at the beginning of install, where it should have run scandisk, it said something like "This version of scandisk is compatible with msdos version blahblahblah, then something about a disk compression utility that was installed on my harddrive. To my knowledge, there's NOTHING installed on my harddrive. I've lowlevel formatted, fdisked, formatted, etc.etc. and nothing changes. I'm pretty sure whatever disk compression utility it's talking about is the same thing causing the error with Win2K. Any ideas what this is and how to fix it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA.

P.S., The harddrive is ultraATA100, the bios found and detected it by itself. (By that I mean I didn't have to use the EZBIOS that came with it.)
 

A:Harddrive Error During Win98 / Win2K Install

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