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TRF data from old computer - does hooking up old drive require lots of experience?

Q: TRF data from old computer - does hooking up old drive require lots of experience?

Have an old HP computer w/ Win95 that I need to get some files from. It only has a 3.5 drive for backups etc. Computer is still running and is fine. I've read past posts about taking out the hard drive and connecting it to the newer computer and copying files like that. My computer experience in opening computers and doing those types of things is limited to swapping out network/printer or serial cards. I'm not sure about hooking up a secondary drive, etc.etc.
When I get in to the computer (old and new), is this as easy as the threads have made it sound?

The files on the old computer are not big by todays standards but for floppies, they are giant! I have several external hard drives that I use for backups but they are all USB.


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A: TRF data from old computer - does hooking up old drive require lots of experience?

Have you considered using a USB case for the old '95 drive?

Just buy an empty USB case (they come with power sipply, USB cable etc) and fit your old Parallel ATA drive in the external case.

Drive jumpering should not even need to be touched.

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One of my computers has a bad motherboard so I got a new computer.

I would like to put the old drive in the new computer so I have all that data from the old computer.

Both the old and new drives are XP

I thought if I just put in the old drive that it would start up. It comes up as the F drive but I am not able to get much of anything off of it. It shows a lot of files but does not start up like the D drive

Do I have to transfer what I want from the old drive onto the new drive and then reformat the old drive to be able to use the info that was on the old drive and then have a fully functional F drive??

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My Specs
eMachines T2898
Windows XP Home SP2
2.53GHz Celeron
Axle GeForce 5 Series 256MB Video
PCI no express or AGP
2 Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9
120GB ATA/133 HDD 7200rpm 8MB cache
Basically Pushing this pile of [email protected] to the limit

In an effort to reformat my 500GB Western Digital My Book External (which was full) from NTFS to FAT32 so that I can use it on my philips DVP 5982 DVD Divx player. I moved all my files to three HDD I have used in the recent past, two 80GB and another 120GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9. I did so by cold swapping them and plugging them into the slave IDE (yes I took care in jumper placement, held power button after unplugging power to drain residual, and touched the metal frame before handling/swapping.) After I reformatted 500GB My Book I began to move files back to the 500GB when I got to the 120GB Maxtor (the one I put all the files I really wanted to keep) it shows up fine as D: drive no prob... However when I go to open or explore it Error: This drive is not formatted would you like to format this drive Yes or No. I of course have selected no every time. I want my data.

My two main 2 Maxtor DiamondMax work fine.
I have ordered an IDE to USB 2.0 cable and power supply in last ditch effort.

Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to get it to read my drive or get my data off of it?

A:Comp wants to reformat a formatted drive (with lots of my data on it)

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OK. I bought a 1.5 GB drive to store back up system images and large media files (DVD rips and such). When I got it, I decided, for whatever reason, to split it up into 4 equal sized partitions (350GB), let's say F:, G:, H:, I:. Before loading Windows 7 on my main system drive, I decided to clone an image of my old XP system on F:, so F: is now bootable. I don't ever use XP any more, really at all, but it was nice to have a bootable drive when my system drive developed a bad boot sector. So F: has 331 GB of free space. G: has a half dozen backup images created by Windows 7, and has 110 GB free. H: and I: are exclusively for large media files (well, I am using H: also for 7MC's live TV buffer), and they have 10-50GB free.

Now, with libraries and Media Browser, it doesn't really matter that my media files are on two separate partitions, because through 7MC it appears that they are all together, which is great. But if I want to move something from H: to I:, it takes much longer than simply transferring from another drive, and I have a bunch of free space on the bootable partition. So ideally, I'd like to make F: much smaller, and reclaim that free space for other partitions. I mean, I could live with one partition for everything, but it may be nice to keep the bootable partition seperate, then have all the media and system backups together with the rest of the space.

Is this doable? I cannot backup this drive currently, so I don't want to do anything that is risky and could l... Read more

A:4 partitions with lots of data on one drive. Can I merge without loss?

Hi blotsome, Have a look at this thread and follow "gregrockers" advice How to merge partitions

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My laptop seems to be uploading vast amounts of data on to the web, even when its left alone..Whats odd is that when i state "halt all traffic" using my firewall.. recieved goes to a stand still.. whereas it still keeps sending (uploading) data.I've ran over 12 different anti-spyware and virus tools on it allready, with no luck.If sum1 can help me, i wud very much appreciate it. The logs for some of the scans are as follows: TrojanHunter:Registry scanNo suspicious entries foundInifile scanNo suspicious entries foundPort scanNo suspicious open ports foundMemory scanNo trojans found in memoryFile scanNot scanning password-protected file related.htm in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Recovery\AlexaRelated.zipNot scanning password-protected file sbRecovery.ini in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Recovery\AlexaRelated.zipC:\hiberfil.sys Not scanned (in use by another application)C:\pagefile.sys Not scanned (in use by another application)C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB824141$\user32.dll Not scanned (in use by another application)C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB824141$\win32k.sys Not scanned (in use by another application)C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB826939$\crypt32.dll Not scanned (in use by another application)C:\WINDOWS\$NtUn... Read more

A:Computer Uploading Lots Of Data...

Hi stats and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!I dont see much from the HijackThis log so lets look a bit deeper!Download WinPFind: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/winpfind.phpRight Click the Zip Folder and Select "Extract All"Don't use it yetReboot into SAFE MODE(Tap F8 when restarting)Here is a link on how to boot into Safe Mode:http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...src=sec_doc_namFrom the WinPFind folder-> Doubleclick WinPFind.exe and Click "Start Scan"It will scan the entire System, so please be patientOne you see "Scan Complete"-> a log (WinPFind.txt) will be automatically generated in the WinPFind folderRun MSCONFIG and enable everything in the startup area. To get to MSCONFIG, click on Start -> Run -> type in MSCONFIG -> click OK!Under the "General" TabMake Sure "Normal Startup-load all device drivers and services" has a green tick by itClick Apply->Close->Follow the Prompts to RestartRestart Normal and Download and Save Blacklight to your desktop:Double-click blbeta.exe then accept the agreement, leave [X]scan through Windows Explorer checked, click > scan then > nextYou'll see a list of all items found. There will also be a log on your desktop with the name fsbl.xxxxxxx.log (the xxxxxxx stand for numbers).Copy and paste this log in your next reply. Don't choose the rename option yet! I want to see the log first, because legitimate items can also be present there, ... Read more

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My computer has been randomly freezing over the last month. I would come in the morning and the screens wouldn't wake up from shut down mode (those are my power settings) but it got really bad last week when it happened about 5 times in an hour while I was using skype and while I was trying to move files around. Usually what happens is the whole computer just locks up. Today, I actually got a BSOD with the 116 error code. When I rebooted, it something about a BIOS error and had to rebuild it or something. I didn't write it down but once it was done, I rebooted and got back into windows.

I'm at wits end at this point. The fact it just seems to be escalating in frequency worries me. I haven't added any new hardware in years.

Thanks for much for the help!

A:BSOD code 116, lots of random freezes the require reboot, bios issue?

The ACER PID on your retail Gigabyte motherboard means your OS is counterfeit.
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: tamerax
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006 ---> ACER PID
Original Install Date: 5/11/2011, 11:38:24 AM
System Boot Time: 8/25/2015, 12:22:16 PM
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P67A-UD3P-B3
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
[01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~3392 Mhz
BIOS Version: Award Software International, Inc. F4, 4/13/2011
Counterfeit installations such as yours can contain heavily modified code that can cause the installation to behave in unexpected ways. Analysing BSODs and determining their causes on these sorts of installations is completely unreliable, and for this reason most analysts won't attempt it.

My recommendation is to install a genuine copy of Windows 7. This will minimise the problems you are experiencing and make subsequent diagnosis of BSODs far more reliable. Once you are running a genuine Wi... Read more

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Hello.... My worst nightmare just happened.... I think I've lost 100gb of data......
Ok here is how it happened: I have a Western Digital 200gb hard drive, on a 1200mhz cpu, so I needed somthing for my disk space barrier. So I got the latest LifeGuard Tools from the official WD homepage.... everything worked fine, untill yesterday, then I started getting the messages of a corrupt file or directory, and windows advised me to use scandisk... Because I have winXP I had to reboot the computer to run scandisk.

Well It looked like scandisk fixed something, but the files were gone... that was just a small problem because these were just 6 mp3's and I had a backup of them....

But this morning I couldn't open my hard drive (its an extra drive, the windows is on another drive so it works fine) so I rebooted again and ran scandisk..... and when it was done I could open the drive, but it was empty...... over 100gb of data gone....
And I don't have bakup for all of it (about 50%)....

Are my files gone, or is it possible to recover them... And is there any solution for this problem, or is this disk not safe?

Please help!!

A:Lots and lots of data lost

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While re-installing office 2007 in my PC, i lost data of some important project i can't found it anywhere. I was kept those files in my desktop.

Is there any way to recovery those data to my PC? Please help me.

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I was kept those files in my desktop.

Did you do a search for the files? Did you look in the Recycle Bin?
Try the free program Recuva. If that fails try the free TestDisk.

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I'm finally getting near to the end of my mission to get my trading website online but I have one nutty task left to crack with my data, and I could do with a bit of help please.

I have about 6000 products (graphic novels - I run a comic shop) and I have painstakingly put together my related product info in a spreadsheet laid out as in the 'current layout' below. For most of the products there are 4 related products (0,1,2,3) but for some there are only 2 (0,1) or 3 (0,1,2). The 0,1,2,3 simply pertains to the order from left to right the related products are shown on the site.

What I need to do is get them into the 'required layout' shown below so I can just cut and paste them into a specific Access table that already exists in the online trading software.

However, I'm struggling with this as my Excel skills don't really go in macros and loops and whatnot. (I'm pretty chuffed with myself when I use something like concatenate!)

I get the impression this should be reasonably straightforward though, which is very frustrating. Can anyone recommend an available macro or bit of code that does this sort of thing? Or am I just missing some very obvious functionality in excel?

many thanks in advance,
CURRENT LAYOUT (this is meant to be 5 columns - Product Reference, 0, 1, 2, 3 but it doesn't want to tab nicely)

Product Reference 0 1 2 3
9780867196818 9781593073558 9781593075330 9781593077778 9781560979494
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A:Solved: Is there an available macro to do the simple rejig of my excel data I require

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Anyone here used Bittitan to migrate outlook data?
I have done a test and it looks good, but I would like to hear anyone else's experience of it, good or bad.
I am working for a company that has bought up other companies and so we currently are running 4 mail systems. We are going to migrate them all to Office 365. Two of the current mailservers are exchange 2003, the others are Exchange 2010, but one of those is hosted by an external company and I have no access to the server at all.
Thanks in advance for your input.

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i can't get my puter to read the data on an external hard drive. wants me to format it even though it recognizes the drive letter i gave it when i did format it. don't want to lose the 100+ gigs of data i have on this drive.

A:my computer recognizes the drive letter but not the data on external hard drive

Does the external drive work on another machine?

Also, while the drive is still connected, can you go into Device Manager (right-click My Computer, click on 'Manage...', click on 'Device Manager') to check for any yellow exclamation marks or red crosses next to anything in there?

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PLEASE HELP ME! my computer is sooo SLOW and i dont know what is wrong with it. So please tell me Wich files i can Delete..
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 19:54:12, on 14/10/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Iomega HotBurn\Autolaunch.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Winamp\Winampa.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\rb32\rb32.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Orbit\update.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Orbit\view.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:Help PLEASE my computer is slow and i get lots and lots of popups

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I have a bunch of old stuff archived on ZIP disks; the important stuff has been moved over, but I'm missing some important images and I need to check the disks.

It's one of the ancient Zip 100 drives, complete with parallel connections. Problem is, the cables don't quite match. The drive has two images on the back- one with a computer, and one with a "Zip" logo on top of it.

The cable from computer to the Zip drive only plugs into the one with the Zip logo- and nothing happens, of course. The connector is the wrong type to plug into the computer logo. I have the cable it came with- it has a male connector on one end, female on the other- but it needs to be a double male connector, I think.

Am I missing something, or do I need to go out and buy a double male connector?

A:Hooking up an old ZIP drive

it's been a while, but this sounds like a pass-through arrangement:
I think you need a cable.

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Hi all,

I want to copy lots of foles & folders from one drive to another without interruption. I notice on NTFS there is a limit to how much can be copied from one place to another in one go. Would anyone know of another type of file system that can deal with more than 4GB at a ti



A:Copying lots of data

In a circumstance like this you need a utility. I use Windows Commander and I can copy, move 40+ Gigs of data at a time in the background with no problems. It also gets all hidden files and you can compare the copy to the original to make sure it is an extact copy.

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So a family member lost their power supply to their external HD. Because there were some unreplaceable files on there...I offered to help. I told them I could crack the case if they didnt care, and pull out the actuall drive and hook it up to my PC via the open IDE cable (since my drives were SATA). This way I could download the info to my PC and untimately...scrap their drive and move it over to a new drive.

Having succesfully cracked into their chasis and pulling out the drive, I hooked it up via IDE as planned.....MY SYSTEM SHUT DOWN IMMEDIATELY. I tried different jumper configurations just in case thinking that was the issue...no luck.

I gave up eventually and plugged the IDE cable back to the Optical that it originally came from. NOW HOWEVER...when I boot my computer..I get an error saying I have no operating system. So I check my BIOS to look for my drive that has my OS....cant be found.

With this happening...I ask if they ever tried to power up the external with a 3rd party power supply as to acertain wether or not they may have shorted it (thus effecting my system) and they said yes.

So now I fear...I tried to power up a shorted HD and consequently fried one of my own. Does this make sense?

Could it be that I just need to adjust some configurations in my BIOS to recognize my HD with the OS or am I hosed?


A:OS SATA HD down after hooking up additonal IDE drive

Have you attempted to access the "Boot Menu" in BIOS. The "no OS" message is usually in conjunction with the boot order of the PC being wrong. The computer can't find a "bootable device" and returns that message. You need to access the BIOS, and check to make certain that your old "C:/" drive is first in the boot order. (Or obviously, make it so).

If you have a Windows or recovery disc, you could place it in the optical drive, then power up, to see if the PC still boots from that drive. WORD of CAUTION ..: This is just a test, remove the Windows / recovery disc immediately, then power down. We don't want any accidental re-installs of the operating system.

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After solving a lot driver issues and lagging issues, I got a stable (at least in terms of speed) Windows 10. However, whenever I connect the PC to Internet, svchost.exe started using almost whole speed.

It not just slow down what I wanted to do but also wastes my limited data (yeah, no unlimited pack!). So, can someone help me to stop these processes to use Internet?

Please help me, thank you!

A:Lots of DATA being used by svchost.exe (netsvcs)

It is solved after disabling BITS service. Thank you everyone for not responding here.

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Hi-We have an older dell latitude laptop that has wndows me on it. I have very limited knowledge on laptops so I hope someone can help me out with this question? Is it possible to hook up an internal hard drive to the laptop and operate it off that hard drive with windows xp rather than using the small hard drive with ME that is currently in the laptop. And if so, then how do I access it once the laptop is on? Thanks for any info!


A:Hooking up an external hard drive to a laptop

only if your laptop supports BOTH dual boot and USB Device boot. a simpler solution would be to replace the dell laptop hard drive and install XP on it.

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Hey guys, my friends computer crashed and he cant boot windows cause a file is corrupt. is there any way to connect that one to mine (his has xp mine vista) to take his pics and stuff off?

A:Hooking up a computer to another one

If it can't boot up, you may need to remove the drive from his computer and hook it up to your computer, either internally as a secondary drive or in an external enclosure with a USB connection. Then there may be some Windows security issues to be resolved in order to access the files on the drive.

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I have hooked up my tv to my laptop with a s-video cable.. I got the picture to come onto the tv, but it is in black and white. If anyone can help me with changing the tv picture to color. I have looked up different ways, but it is telling me how to change the color on the laptop not the tv. If anyone can help please. Thank you.......

A:hooking tv to computer

hi and welcome to TSF here is what i found Do you use s-video to s-video cable to connect your notebook to TV set ?

If there are more than one video input, such as s-video and composite video, for the same input connection on the TV set ( for example front video input of the TV sets for camcorders has both s-video and composite video connectors ), then you must adjust TV set to receive s-video signals for that input. It may have been on composite video setting.

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Hello i have a computer that i want to use right away because i dont have a monitor for it yeat so until then i want to use my TV . My video card is a Geforce 2 Ti 64MB and yes i have the wire so i connected everything then when i start it up i see my Energy Star logo moving across the screen and im stuck right now i dont have a clue and yes i know i can work it because my brother did it before and it worked fine if anyone has a solution please reply thank you =]

A:Hooking up my computer to a TV

You will need to enable the TV Out under Windows from within the driver, under Display Properties, I suspect.

Your problem may be, that to do this the first time probably needs a monitor on the PC.

Its interesting that it works under POST in the boot-up though.

Now all that is sheer guessing:
Please read your post above, you have not told anyone what your problem actually is.
You say you can see the logo, then "I'm stuck"?
Why? Whats happening?

Glue on the chair?

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Can i do this? My TV isnt a hdtv. It has S video, component, and audio video feeds into it. My Reciever has digital coax, fiber optic, S video, component, audio video inputs and outputs. So i was wondering if there is somethign that i can buy like and external device that i can hook my computer up to my TV or Receiver? Im wanting both audio and Video signals to reach my tv.


A:Hooking a TV to a computer?

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hey all, first off, the system specs

amd 64 3000+ socket 939 @~2.2gHz
MSI K8t Neo2
1 gig DDR400 ram
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb
Creative SoundBlaster live 24bit
120gig sata hdd
ok, so my card has an S-Video output. The TV is from a time before S-video, but it does have the standard 3 wire inputs (you know the drill, yellow, white, red) and coax. so my svid cable goes into a selector box i purchased, and the output is connected to the standard visual (yellow) cable, into the tv
card doesnt see the tv, tv doesnt display anything.
ok, i can force it to recognize my tv....still nothing
any ideas would be greatly appreciated, im at my wits end

A:Hooking TV up to computer


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I would like to run a picture slide show from my computer to a tv screen using a hp 1250 laptop with xp. what cables do I need to connect the two together the tv has s video but the laptop has a usb port? Is there such an amimal cable?

A:hooking Computer to TV

Hi company00,

Try this..

Paul V

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hey, sorry in advance if this is in the wrong forum, I'm new here...

Well, i play professional poker and want to start playing on my 50" TV but don't know exactly how to hook up my comp. screen to the TV. Don't know where to start even.

Anyone here have experience with this or know how to do it, please help me.


A:hooking up my computer to my TV

Does the TV have HDMI or DVI inputs?

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I have a HDMI cable from my Dell desktop running Win7 and latest explorer to my Sharp tv...when I turn the computer on it shows the Dell logo and windows starting procedure on TV , but stops and leaves the Win logo backscreen on tv...
I have looked for answers to no avail...am 73 yrs old and a real novice with this new fangled stuff...any help will be appreciated...

A:hooking up computer tv

What model Sharp? I want to go through the manual.

I have only ever hooked a laptop up to a tv by hdmi cable and I had to set the tv to the proper hdmi input.

I'm 5 years younger than you and dealt with computers for decades but things are moving faster than I can learn. In a few years, I won't be able to do anything with all these "smart" devices and different cables.

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The problem started a few months ago and has changed slightly over time. To begin with I would be online browsing whatever and then I would be rerouted to a page like http://santadom.com/se.php?pop=1&aid=aGlkZGVu&sid=16154920&key=virus but before the page could display, it would reroute to bing.com. The screen would then flash and huge amounts of data be uploaded and downloaded. The whole system would be so slow that you could hardly do anything at all. When I opened Task Manager I could see it was explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe using the CPU so much. The onlyl way to regain control was to disconnect from the internet.

I tried all kinds of antivirus software, but could not fix the problem. I then did a complete backup and reinstalled the whole computer using the "restore to factory condition" function. This worked and the problem was gone for a few months.

The problem started again. It would start downloading and uploading data and the screen flash, but this time it wouldn't reroute to any other web page. I have tried everything but cannot fix the problem. Task Manager still shows that it is explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe are the processes using the CPU. Recently though, the screen will start flashing and the CPU get very busy even if I am not connected to the net, then I will have to end the explorer.exe process for all this to end.

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A:screen flashing and lots of data downloading

hi guys, just sending this post based on your advice to get it on top of the list again.

Thank you very much for helping me!!

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My computer boots from a 300GB IDE drive w/ WinXP installed on it. I also have a Seagate 1.5TB SATA drive in an external enclosure connected by USB 2.0. When I turn on the Seagate drive, it clicks, speeds up and slows down, doesn't connect, etc (read more here.)

Anyway, I just ordered a WD 1.5TB Caviar drive as a replacement, and I'd like to copy as much data as possible from the Seagate to the WD before the Seagate dies. I recently got an MSImobo that has 6 SATA ports on it.

So basically, what I'd like to do is hook up both the Seagate and WD drives to the SATA ports, boot the computer from the IDE drive and have it start normally, and then copy all the data from the Seagate to the WD. Then I'll put the WD in the external enclosure (I only use it occasionally, so no pt in having it run all the time). Then I can get the Seagate exchanged under warranty and maybe use it as a 2ndary backup.

That's the plan anyway, but I don't know anything about setting up RAID configurations, or if that's really even necessary for a temp setup like this. I have also remember that there were problems getting SATA drives to work w/ IDE drives back when SATA 1st came out... is that still an issue?

A:Solved: Hooking up 2 SATA drives and an IDE boot drive

No need for a RAID.

If these are just files and folders then a simple copy/ paste will do the trick.

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The HDD I have is from a Dell Inspiron 8500.


It's likely dying, so I want to hook it up to my new laptop to first use YCopy to back up the most important files, and then attempt to use Ez Gig II to make an image of the drive if possible.

However, I purchased Apricorn's Universal Hard Drive Adapter and the HDD linked above does NOT fit into any of the 3 adapter slots.


Here's an image of what the pins look like.

-if that doesn't work, here it is rehosted-

If necessary, I'll just return this and use Clonezilla to clone the drive with whatever cables I buy. What do I need to hook up this HDD to my new laptop via USB? Thanks!

A:Hooking up internal IDE notebook drive to usb adapter problem

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I just bought an additional hard drive for my machine as I was running low on space. I have hooked it up with the correct serial ATA cables, etc and turned my PC on. It doesn't seem to have detected it and its not showing up in My Computer or anything. Is there something I have missed out or do I have to download drivers for it? I was under the impression it should just show up under Hard Disk Drives after booting up the machine.


A:Solved: What to do after hooking up an additional internal hard drive

Does the drive show up in disk management? [start>run and type in "diskmgmt.msc" without quotes hit enter]

If so, you need to create a partition and format. After that the os will assign a drive letter.

If the drive is not listed in disk management, then go back and recheck/reseat the data and pw connectors for the drive; recheck.

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My MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid 2012) model has recently stopped working. It was showing a folder with a question mark as it couldn?t locate the hard drive. I?ve tried everything and is hasn?t worked, so I took it the Apple store an they said the hard dive needs replacing but will cost 200. I?d rather do it myself for far cheaper. My question is can someone tell me what hard drive I require, which hard drive will meet performance needs and where I can buy this hard drive. Thank you

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Last night I tried to hook my computer to my TV so I could watch some movies but I was having some problems.

I am using an S-Video cable to hook my ATI All-in-Wonder (series 9600) to my TV. I rebooted the computer after hooking the cable up and the load screen appeared on the television. All good. However, once the blue windows welcome screen pops up the TV goes black while my computer continues to boot up.

I have all the new drivers and I also tried lowering the resolution to 800x600 (the lowest it will go). I'm really at a loss as to what step I should take next. Help!

I'm a pretty big newbie, so be patient with me. =P

A:Problems hooking computer to TV

welcome to tech support guy,
congrats on using the aiw9600, little 'dated' but i always like the card, still using a number of them,
did you 'extend' the desktop?

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Have a media center running xp home. hasve direct tv w/tivo hooking to comp via coa. Want to hook vcr to computer too so i can record old movies on comp, & send downloading stuff to vcr. Pc does have s-video, rca, & the one coax input. 1) how should I hook the vcr, & 2) How do I then make the 2 machines talk. The media center doesn't have an option for vcr under its menus. Shold I hook the direct tv to the vcr, & then the vcr to the pc? I do have 1 VCR hooked to the main tv that the direct tv is running from, but its in a differnt room. I do habe n extra vcr that i can devote to the pc to have it near, if i can figure a connection

A:hooking vcr to media computer


How do I then make the 2 machines talk. The media center doesn't have an option for vcr under its menus. Click to expand...
Not sure about the output but whatever input you want to use is the one you need to select in whatever you are using to view. If you have the VCR hooked up to the S-video then you need to select that. Your computer doesn't know the difference between a VCR or TIVO, it only knows what input you have selected and if there is a signal there it will display it.

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At work, i'm using an outdated computer and I'm thinking of updating to a new machine. We have a server for internet access and accessing files on different computers and I'm wondering how i'd set it up once my old one is gone and the new one is plugged into the network. How do i set it up prompt me to log onto the server when I power up.? Thanks a lot for your help.

A:Hooking a new computer into a network

It would all depend on the network setup, do you have a Network Administrator ??

You need to know if you have 'roaming profiles' setup, if you do have you set new client to log onto domain. You insert domain name restart computer.
At log-in you have 3 tier log-in screen. User, Pass & Domain. Insert username & password and that should be you onto domain.
For email/internet, you require proxy information & email server information. All of which you should note from old pc before swapping out.
Also install all programs running on old machine (i.e. office Etc).

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I recently decided to consolidate space and figured using my 42" lcd tv would be a good idea. several factors led to this, one being that I'm about to have surgery on my hip and would rather have everthing in one place rather than hopping about my apartment. The second factor is that my current monitor is dying, or at least I thought it was.

The colors have been off for months. Dull colors were too dark and brighter collors to bright. No amoount of adjustment would get them looking right, so I figured switching to a new monitor would help. The problem is the same on the tv. Is this becase the video card is messed up?

Also, my tv doesn't dislpay the whole image of the compter screen. There is a mall portion on the right hand side of the desktop that goes off the monitor. The clock only displays the first digit of the time and when AIM is halfway visible when docked on the right side. I've tried various screen resolutions and the best looking one is 1360x768. So whats going on here? How can I remedy this?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Problems after hooking up computer to LCD TV

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Okay. I want to be able to display something from my dvdplayer to my computer. I was wondering if there was some way to just hook them together. What i did notice was that both my computer and my dvd player have optical ports, so maybe this is a good sign? can i hook the optical out to the optical in on my computer? Any information is a big help, thx.

A:Hooking up my DVD player to my computer.

Hello Dann,
No you can't connect them using the optical ports. You are probably looking at the audio optical output on your dvd (check in the dvd manual) and looking at the audio optical input on your computers sound card.


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I am setting up my new computer Gateway 510. I am running Windows CPI. I have a HP 5100c scanner. I have tried hooking up the scanner and I am at a loss. I have updated the software and drivers. I have a Epson 825 printer. It is connected thru a USB to the computer. The scanner USE to be connected thru 2 parallels. I have connected just the printer cable to the computer to the parallel port. There is no where to connect the scanner to the printer. Is this scanner completely unusable due to the hardware or am I missing something in the setup?

A:Hooking Up Scanner To New Computer

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Sometimes the web address after "trasferring" or "read" or "waiting" is related to the site I'm on, but a lot of times its not.
This is when I go to a new page or refresh the one I'm on.
The message and url appear in the lower left corner.
Today while refreshing one page one time I saw the below, and more.
fool.com (which I'm a member of )
The browswer seems slow, but i have already followed the instructions to clear out the cache, etc., when "firefox is running slow"
I'm on a Dell laptop with XP and Firefox, 33.1 - updating itself as soon as I went to check the version. I might be one or two version behind the most current.
I aht adware found. ave run Malwarebytes and Superanti-spy ware...nothing bu

A:Am I infected? lots of "transferrring data..." "read page ad2 (or other)"

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-se... Read more

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2 days ago I visited a web site and a pop-up appeared with a c5.zedo.com URL. Like a dumbass, I clicked the red x to close the pop-up before I could even think about what I was doing.
Since then the lights on my D-Link router have started going crazy suggesting there is a lot of background activity going on. I have the ability to check on my Internet data usage via a counter supplied by my ISP (Comcast). I generally use far less than 1 GB of data a day. But since the incident with the pop-up, the data usage has skyrocketed to 20 GB so I am positive something is accessing the Internet that shouldn't be.
Immediately following my dumbass move with the pop-up I did a full system scan using my installed A-V program: Microsoft Security Essentials. I also did a full system scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and online using Trend Micro's Housecall service. None of these scans found anything to report.
I am running an up-to-date Windows Vista PC.
Comcast frowns on extreme data usage and I have a 250 GB limit per month. If I use more than my 260 GB allowance, they'll disconnect my Internet connection for a full year. I would be so very grateful and will patiently wait for any help I can get.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16483  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by Robert at 16:48:32 on 2013-06-03
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3006.956 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Microsoft ... Read more

A:C5.zedo pop-up and lots of background internet data activity

Hello L1NGUS I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", ... Read more

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Hi, I probably have to explain past chain of events which might explain the cause/problem.

Prior to this, the 2TB internal SATA HDD was used for data storage via external USB toaster and it can be used for my windows XP pc and windows 7 notebook as external storage.

I hooked it into my pc via the SATA connectors (not usb toaster anymore) and also added another new 3TB HDD to the SATA connectors and booting pc via another USB drive with windows 7 installation. I wanted to install windows 7 to the new 3TB HDD but had issues because of the GPT area and my pc had old BIOS.

I did many things and googled many things but the following may be the only possible cause to my problem:
Shift and F10
type " diskpart.exe " hit return
then convert the disk to GPT with formatted partition as follows
type " list disk " hit return
type " Select disk 0" hit return ( this will select the 3tb hdd)
type " clean " hit return
type " convert GPT " hit return
type " create partition primary size=102400 " hit return
type " select partition 1 " hit return
type " format " hit return

Not sure the above was the reason, but above was meant to select the new 3tB HDD, it could have affected the connected 2TB HDD too.

I gave up trying to install windows 7 to the new 3TB HDD, disconnected it. Then I tried to install windows 7 to the 2TB HDD and this was when I noticed it could not be detected fo... Read more

A:Internal SATA WD 2tB on USB toaster with lots of data, cant detect

Hi there,
I would be glad to try and help, but could you clarify what is your primary goal at the moment? Do you need to recover the data that was on the 2TB HDD or do you want to install Windows on it?
If your motherboard doesn't have UEFI you cannot use your 3TB drive as a boot one.
If you don't need the data that was on the 2TB HDD you can just run the Write Zeros with WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics ( if it's a WD drive if not it's better to download the manufacturer's diagnostics utility). This will completely erase everything that was on the HDD and you should be able to initialize it as MBR and install the Windows on it. However this is only applicable in case you don't need the data back.

Hope that helps.

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I have just bought a new pc, as my old one COMPLETLEY died and i have managed to save the old hard drive.

is it possible to install the new hard drive on my new system with out having to format it using disk management so i can use all the data that is on old drive.

I have no issue installing drive etc, just wanting to know how i can save the data on old drive.

Thanks in advance for responses.


A:Save Data from old hard drive on New computer

Just connect the drive (mind you, the old hard drive should become after the one currently installed or Windows will be very upset). All your data will be there.

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I'm planning on building a new computer. My old computer has two hard drives in it. One, the main drive with windows and such, is reasonbly older. The other is a 500 Gig SATA drive. Its got a lot of my larger programs on it and such.

What I want to do is take the 500 Gig drive and put it in the new computer I build, but try to keep all the data on it. I'm just wondering what options I've got. Would it be at all possible to take the drive, which is the F drive on the old computer, and make it the main drive in my new computer? I'm thinking that I wouldn't be able to install Windows on it and keep the data thats already there, but maybe I'm wrong.

Otherwise, would there be many issues just making it the second drive in the new computer? The only main issue that I can think of is that my old computer is XP and most likely I'll get Vista for the new computer. I don't know if that could cause some problems. Thanks for the help.

A:Putting a Hard Drive with data into a new computer.

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My computer decided to die on me, so now I want to transfer my data from the hard drive in the dead computer to my new one. I am not sure how to do this. I have heard of using an external hard drive or some way where you make it the slave I'm not really sure.
I have an IDE, 80gb, 5400 rpm, 3.5 in hard drive.
All help will be appreciated!

A:How can I transfer data from old hard drive to new computer?

Put the drive in the second bay jumpered as a slave or on the second SATA cable.

Then drag and drop or use recovery software.

Or buy a good Powered (Addonics, for example) USB external drive Enclosure. Put the old drive in there, and plug it into a USB port where you can see everything... then drag and drop all the data... etc.

You can take as long as you need to get it right.

You might want to read up on where Outlook Express, Outlook, Firefox and so on keep their files... Quicken, Quickbooks, etc. But it is relatively trouble free.

You want the enclosure that has its own power adapter that plugs into the wall, as it really taxes your system to run this external drive off the USB power.

Be sure to shop for the correct enclosure. They have them for both SATA and EIDE and are not usually interchangeable.

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I woke up this morning to see my hard drive free space had mysteriously dropped just over 60GB, all I did last night was download Bioshock 2 and run a scan on my computer with Norton!

I checked all of the files in "Program Files (x86)", "Documents", "Downloads", everything! As far as I can tell, even with the system files, I should still have at LEAST almost 150GB free (again, after counting the data of the files myself), but there's only ~40-50.

Is there any reason why the number would jump like that? Is there any possible way it could be a false representation? Are there any sure-fire ways to check where the data jump happened (file location)?

A:Computer reporting more data on C drive than actual

I'm not sure why you got the jump or drop in space on your drive but this little app will show you what is on your drive,
SpaceSniffer - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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I went to Fry's to have my computer (HP Windows XP) looked at because it wouldn't turn on. I was told that my mother board was fried. So, I bought a new computer (HP pavillion with vista) and a hard drive enclosure and the guys at Fry's put my hard drive in it and told me that I would just need to hook it up, turn it on and drag and drop my files. I've tried that but it's not working. Could someone please take pitty on me and tell me how to do this. I've got very simple computer skills. I appreciate any and all advice!! Thanks in advance. Jen

A:How do I transfer data from hard drive to new computer?

Hi, Jen, and welcome to the forums.

First off, some info:
What was your old OS? What OS are you running now? What have you tried to do, and what happened when you tried that? Have you gotten any error messages?

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Got a new 40" Samsung tv and mounted it over my monitors. I got it to work on an old pc that had a vga port but when i tried to hook it up to my main machine it is telling me there is no signal. Its hooked up to the hdmi port on my graphics card with an hdmi to dvi cable then a dvi to vga coupler and that is hooked up to the vga vable coming out of the tv. Its not even showing on the computer that it is hooked up.

A:Problem hooking my hdtv up to my computer

It isn't work for good reason, you are trying to force a digital signal (HDMI) through an analogue connection (DVI-VGA adapter). The wy you have it hooked up will only work if there is something in the chain to convert the signal from digital to analogue.

If you're going to use VGA you need to find out which of the two DVI ports on the video card supports VGA, put the adapter there and use a VGA cable between the two. Or you could just use and HDMI cable if there is a spare HDMI port on the TV.

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