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Help with External Monitor and External Hard Drive

Q: Help with External Monitor and External Hard Drive

I'm not sure if I should have put this in "Hardware" or not so...
I am, by far, a professional at this so hang in there with me if I confuse you. A few months ago my children broke the screen on my laptop and for a few weeks I was trying to use the External Monitor so it would show up on a monitor my sister gave me. Well I finally got that up and working however, now when I connect my external hard drive to the laptop, it will not show up on the desktop monitor. (The external hard drive is Western Digital).

This external monitor is a new thing for me, actually I knew you could do it but didn't try it as an option until my nephew - who is much younger than me - thought of it lol. Anyway, I have pictures and such on my external hard drive that were put onto the external by the very laptop I am using. I'm not totally sure of the montior I am using, all I can tell you at the moment is it's a Dell. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A135 S266; the laptop has Vista Home Basic (32 bit) and I believe the desktop monitor is running with Vista too but I'm not sure if that's important since it is only serving as a "view." Anyway, I would love some help with why the drive may not be working with this set up.

Thanks,
Kerri

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A: Help with External Monitor and External Hard Drive

This may seem like a silly question, have you tried the HD on another PC to see if the issue is with that?
Also, are you saying it's not showing up in 'My Computer', or are you not getting the option to open files?

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Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance

A:Satellite click mini not reconising external hard drive or external DVD drive

Originally Posted by rachel.nickells


Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance



Is it usb powered? If so does the hard drive spin up? Are there any clicking noises from the drive?

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Hi there,

I won't get too deeply into the harrowing saga of how two external hard drives of mine died within days of each other. Rather, I'll just say that I would like to do a virus scan on several external hard drives (including/especially the one I just got to replace the others). In other words, I want to find out if there was a virus or something in the material that I'm putting on the hard drives that makes them die. Could this be possible? If so, how can I conduct a virus scan specifically on the external drives?

Thanks!
Sonya

A:Scanning an external hard drive for viruses? External Hard drive DRAMA!

In My Computer . . right click the external drive and select Scan with { name of AV }

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Looking to buy an external hard drive for backup. This will be used only to backup data periodically. This is certainly a good price ($140):

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1474205

I've never heard of it. Anyone have any experience with that brand?
 

A:Opinions on BeyondMicro External Hard Drive?-or recommendations on External Case?

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So I want to clone one external 2TB with another. So one drive is the main use one and another the backup one. So I copy everything over to backup and i store the backup at another house and then I start using the main: deleting and adding/editing files. What is the best software or whatever to allow me, after some time, synchronize/clone the externals again without deleting all on the backup drive and recopying? (main to backup) and make them clones again? ..Adding and deleting or replacing any nonidentical files.. Like where i can press a button on some software and it do the work for me.
Sorry if this is confusing

A:Best external to external hard drive synchronized backup plan?

There's a bunch of applications that can do that.

They all work pretty much the same way, but would differ in how easy they are to understand and configure---the interfaces would differ and the help files would differ.

I use FreeFileSync from sourceforge.net.

Others are Syncback, Folder Clone, Karen's Replicator, FBackup, Second Copy, and Synchromagic.

You should be able to configure them to do one or the other of the following:

1: If you delete or modify a file on the "original", it will also be deleted or modified on the backup.

2: If you delete a file on the "original", it will be retained on the backup. If you modify a file, both the modified and unmodified file will be retained on the backup.

It's up to you which choice you prefer. I use the first method, which is often called "mirroring"--one drive is an exact match of the other.

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Hi,
I would like to know that If i got an external monitor with usb ports on it and then connect my Macbook Pro 2015 to it via an HDMI cable, can i connect an external hard-drive onto the external display to transfer files to my macbook?
 

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I've got a new external hard drive.
I have many other external hard drives for which I want to backup the files of.

What's the best way of copying files from one drive to another?

1. Should I connect both on USB3 and copy one from another?

or

2. Copy to computer and then copy to new hard drive?

I've got a feeling that the second option might be the best one?

Thanks.
 

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I want to get an external hard drive/dvd burner combo if there is such a thing. To make this question as simple as possible...I need a hard drive that my camera can be plugged into with the firewire. I also need the hard drive that is able to plug in to the USB2 slot on my computer, because
my new Dell doesn't seem to tolerate a firewire card which I installed and then took out and returned to the store. It froze my computer and I tried everything to stabilize it but had no luck. It did work long enough to download 10 min. or so of video and I burned that onto a cd. Thats when I found out I had a dvd-rom not a dvd burner......long story I know. Sorry. I just want to figure out the most economical way now to save my movies and burn them to dvd also using either another external dvd burner or maybe there is a hard drive/dvd burner combo?? Or should I just get two separate externals?
Again: I need the hard drive/burner to plug into my computer with usb2.
Then the firewire from the camera would go into the hard drive/burner to download the movies.
 

A:Solved: External Hard drive OR External Hard drive/dvd-rw combo?

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I have a question about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018)'s ability to display HDR content on external monitor.Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018) support Windows 10 HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor like Dell UP2718Q or BenQ SW320?Thanks in advance for your help!

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I have a question about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018)'s ability to display HDR content on external monitor.Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018) support Windows 10 HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor like Dell UP2718Q or BenQ SW320?Thanks in advance for your help!

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I have a Dell XPS 13 laptop running Windows 10. I have just purchased a Dell U2515H monitor which I am waiting for delivery for as we speak. I believe the monitor has quiet a few inputs however I am not 100% sure which lead to get to connect them both and which port I use on the Dell Laptop. Looking on the left hand side of my laptop there is a port with a lightning sign next to it, is that called Thunderbolt? and is that my monitor/display port? and what lead do I need? it looks like some sort of micro socket!

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Hello,
I am trying to move all my files from my computer to my new external hard drive, but whenever I try and move a file over 4 GB in size i get this error message...
"The file is too large for the destination file system"... anyone know how I can get around this so I can move those files over?
 

A:Problem transfering large file from hard drive to external hard drive

Get ahold of some software that will break up the file into chunks.
 

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Hey guys!

My Zune 80gb stopped working a while back. It wouldn't charge. So I thought I would take out the hard drive and use it as an external 80gb hard drive. So I bought an 1.8" ZIF encolsure for it and installed the hard drive into it.

All appears good with the installation. When I plug the hard drive into the PC the light on the hard drive enclosure comes on and stays on & the disk starts spinning. Then Windows Vista does the whole "Install new Hardware" thing and calls it a "Disk Drive" and a "USB Mass Storage Device" and says hardware is installed and ready for use.

But the problem is I can't seem to access the drive. I can't find it anywhere. It doesn't show up as a drive I can use or anything. I tried a third party partitioning prgram to try and find the disk so I could reformat it but it wouldn't it couldn't find it either. I even plugged the drive into my Mac thinking that Disk Utility might be able to recognize it and let me wipe it, but the Mac doesn't recognize it as anything.

Back in Vista, Using Device Manager, Vista notices the drive under the "Disk Drives" option as a "Disk Drive" and that it is elecronically signed by Microsoft (since it has the Zune firmware on it) but I can't do anything with it ... And this is the only place where I can see that the drive even exists. I can't reformat it or anything.

Can anyone help me? I thought I read somewhere... Read more

A:Putting a Zune 80gb Hard Drive in an External Hard Drive Enclosure, help please!

anyone?
 

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I see it can be done from an installed to an external, but can it be done in reverse, taking the external cased hard drive and cloning it to an internal? The old hard drive is from an xp laptop, and I can aquire another xp laptop if I can clone this way. Perhaps if I set the enclosure hard drive as master? All ideas are greatly appreciated. Many thanks
 

A:Clone a laptop hard drive from an external case to an internal hard drive

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I am trying to get a Dell 17" LCD (non-widescreen) to work as an external monitor with my lenovo X300 laptop (widescreen). I thought this was plug and play but apparently not.

The monitor works on previous widescreen laptops so I know its not on that end. I have had this montitor working on this laptop before but have since installed a new HDD and reinstalled all OS & SW from the system recovery disks.

I am not pro at this but I have checked everything I can think of from video drivers, display adapters, different resolutions. no luck on any thing.

Any help appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Laptop + External Monitor: can't be this hard

Does it even pretend to try to work when you press Fn/Fx (whatever key combination IBM uses)?

Look in the Advanced properties of the video drivers. I know the Dells we use sometimes require a kick start in the drivers.
 

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I need an external hard drive for taking regular backups of all of my data.
When i searched the internet I got two options:
1. Porable HDD [high cost, slower speed but don't need external power]
2. Desktop HDD [low cost, higher speed but need external power]

I want to know that...
1. Which hard disk's live longer? Porable or Desktop.
2. I heared that pulling off USB cable of Portable HDD may cause data lose because it also supplies power to hdd.
What will happpen if Power goes off from Desktop HDD? Will my data/Hard disk remain protected?
3. Level of safety of data on moving or shaking on both Desktop and Portable HDD.
4. Can we install os and boot from portable and desktop external hdd?
 

A:Need Advice : External Desktop Hard drive vs Portable Hard drive?

Unless you really need to go portable with a Laptop .. I'd not use a USB powered External.
You cannot boot from a USB External .. But there's another option if you're capable of physically changing HDDs ..

Get a good external Enclosure (with a fan for cooling) .. Install a good HDD ... with a 5 year warranty
and make the HDD in the enclosure a bootable backup .. where you could swap HDDs if/when needed ..
 

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I recently formatted my c drive and now i am reinstalling all the software. I keep all the setups of software in my external hard drive. For installing the software I coy the setup folder of the required software on my laptop, then install it.

Is straightaway installing the software by accessing the external hard drive okay? Does it make any difference in the installation time or any reduction in life of hard disk performance.

Or should I always install through my laptop hard drive?

I am running windows 8.1 pro

A:installation software from external hard drive or internal hard drive

Your method is as good as any. If it works, keep doing it.

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Is it possible to connect a yoga 920 to an external 30" montior which has displayport input at 2560x1600 resolution?

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hi there..

my name is Anis...i just bought external hard drive 500gb...but after I formatted it..it's just about 400++ gb can be used..i would like to know..how to use the extra/reserve space for my ext hard disk?by any means, i want to fully use my 500gb space for the external...please help me...thank you...
 

A:How to fully use the extra hard disk space for external hard drive?

It should have about 465GB, what are you seeing?

You will not have 500GB due to the conversion between binary and decimal for reporting sizes.
 

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Gday

I have emailed Paragon and am awaiting there reply, but you guys seem to know a lot more and try and solve the problem

Up to this point I have used either Acronis or Paragon for my backups, I prefer Paragon over Acronis, mainly because the restore by Paragon is far quicker.

I have both bootable CD's, but in this instance I would like to concentrate on Paragon.

I downloaded Paragon's Advanced Recovery CD. 2009 Build 6730. Put it in my rom and booted ....... looked at a black screen for 10 minutes. Removed it and rebooted, it got stuck at the loading of Vista, then I got another black screen no hard drive movement.

Rebooted again, this time with the regular Paragon bootable CD. It booted into the recovery console.

Now this is where things go from bad to worse. I tried finding my OS, after a lengthy period I received an error disk 2 i/o fault!!! ....... no operating system found.

Now disk 2 is my external hard drive where my backups are kept.

So I rebooted with the CD in, went into the recovery console and clicked on "safe restore", after playing the waiting game I get a message disk 2 i/o fault!!!.

Took out the Paragon CD, put in the Vista one, tried a repair, but there was no OS to repair .

So I installed Vista, and because I didn't want to have to reinstall all of my programs again (yer lazy I know, but that's what backup's are for).

Checked with the fresh install, that my two external hard drives, had there drivers and were present. They were ... Read more

A:Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite & USB External Hard Drive

Anyone?

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[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes
The thread is rather long. Only read what you think important. Skip the rest!

We have a serious but mysterious problem. We have spent already one week but drawing a blank.
Two hard drives have been crashed and failed (unreadable). One computer has hung a few times unexpectedly and had one weird restart (no memory dump produced).
I suspect all the recent problems have to do with the new USB external hard disk (Buffalo MiniStation Lite: HD-PE250U2).

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Formatting USB external hard disk
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Originally I would like to use the program given by Buffalo to format the external drive once but we failed. We simply used Windows to reformat the drive into NTFS. I did not use the TurboSpeed advertised by Buffalo, or run its free program.

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Case A: Multi-transfer causes system crashes?
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The first time we met the problem.
We were trying to help a friend to backup data on an old drive, about a few years old. We plugged in the Buffalo USB portable hard drive and transferred a whole lot of files to the drive. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active at that time. The whole system completely froze up. It doesn't respond at all. Only a hard restart could help.
Restarted. Tranferred again. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active.
Hard drive crashed - the beginning of the nightmare!
Windows restarted. Chkdsk was running. Saw many lines of messages with:
&... Read more

A:[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

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icon fr the external drive (G) is lost while for other more external drives is ok...it happened after i installed a software n created a virtual ddrive on my computer and then unstalled it...help
 

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Hi, I have an external hard drive that I backed up my Apple Powerbook on before it died. I bought a new PC with Windows Vista Home Premium on it and wanted to put all my iTunes music and such onto my new PC. I plugged in the external hard drive and it doesn't even show it in my computer. What can I do? I don't want to loose all that stuff or music. HELP!!!!!

A:External Hard Drive HELP!!!!

The problem is that Macs and windows PC use different file systems. You can try those however I haven't used either so I can't comment on them.

MacDrive Standard
HFS for Windows - file system driver | PARAGON Software Group

There is a 5 day trial on the first.

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Hi
In view of the recent security issues that were HILIGHTED in last nights BBC 1 Real Story

Would it be possible to use the old hard drive from my old PC as an external hard drive and if so would there be any problems

Many Thanks In Advance

Stanifortht
 

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I have bought a seagate 500gb external hard drive of which i am able to fill only 117 gb. Rest is unfilled. Now whenever i try to insert any kind of file( games movies songs etc.) a message pops up saying that i need to take permission from administrator. When i continue it then again a message comes and it bluntly denies my request. Hence i am unable to pour data into my external hard drive.
But I have full access to the already stored data that is i can watch movies which have already been stored in that hard drive. But the probelem is i can not bring new files to it due to this administrator problem. Please suggest a remedy ASAP

A:Can not use my external hard drive

You can take ownership of the drive, that should allow you access. Download the zip file and follow instructions. It's a very handy tool.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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Hello Out There:I have a Dell Dimension 8300PC with a 120GB hard drive.I have added a external Seagate 120GB hard drive.I have used Norton Ghost to copy the C drive to the F drive-----No problem.Can anyone tell me what to do to be able to boot from the F drive?I have tried everything I can think of with no results.It starts to boot and I see the Windows flag and then goes to a stop error of 0X00000007B. Thank Youalf2016 

A:External Hard Drive

alf2016 wrote:Hello Out There:I have a Dell Dimension 8300PC with a 120GB hard drive.I have added a external Seagate 120GB hard drive.I have used Norton Ghost to copy the C drive to the F drive-----No problem.Can anyone tell me what to do to be able to boot from the F drive?I have tried everything I can think of with no results.It starts to boot and I see the Windows flag and then goes to a stop error of 0X00000007B. Thank Youalf2016  In the future, by using the Advanced Forum Search on the bottom of this page, you can quite easily find the answer to this often asked question. Not possible to boot from external hard drive.

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Can an external hard drive be used to back up all of my internal hard drive, including the operating system??
 

A:External Hard Drive?

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My hard drive on my computer is completely full.

I added more memory a few years ago.

I've used crucial.com's tool to see if I could get more, and they said it may not be compatible with my computer so I hate to spend the money for it.

I've deleted every program I don't use.

I've defragmented and followed all suggestions I could find.

I know I could put some of my digital pictures on an external hard drive, but I'm not sure that would help in this situation. I have Adobe Photoshop Elements on this computer, and if I move the pictures to the hard drive will I still be able to work with them?

Can you put any programs on the external hard drive or is it only for storage?

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Here's my computer info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 758 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38162 MB, Free - 587 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation , D845GERG3 , AAC29595-101 , ABRG31401093
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:What can you put on an external hard drive?

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Hi, let me start off by saying if this has been addressed already I am sorry, I searched the posts and did not see what I am after.

I own a small business (I am a framing and plumbing contractor)
I use my PC to keep track of all my business details.
I am wondering if using an external hard drive would be better than CD's.
If so what brand is recomended
Do I need a seperate firewall or will that conflict with the one already in use.
I was just going to connect it up when I do my business work then unplug it.
What about an antivirus program, again will it interfere with the one running already?
I now have Avast antivirus, and Sygate firewall, Spyware blaster, and Spywareguard Internet is always on 24/7 (DSL)
I use such things such as word processors and spread sheets for my files
Programs I use are Word, Excell and the like

When I talk to other businesses they all say they use a seperate HD but do not get int detail

Thanks for any information you can give me
 

A:External Hard Drive

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Hi
I bought a new internal 1TB Hard Drive to put in a case that I already had to make it external. At first I assembled the external case and plugged it into my computer. It did not recognise it at all. So I took it out of the external case and plugged it in as a normal internal case. I booted the PC (had to change the boot priority) and went to Computer Management. I initialised it and and created a new simple volume using MBR.

After that I took it out and put it back in the external case. It still was not recognised. When I turn on the power for the external HDD I can hear it spinning and the green LED turn on. This was all on my Vista 32-bit desktop although it doesn't work on my Vista 64-bit laptop.

To try and get it to work I tried uninstalling all of the USB devices under Device Manager. When they were reinstalled by windows it still did not work.

I am guessing that there is something wrong with the external case but it has worked on other HDD's before.

HDD

Case : No longer sold (Novatech 3.5" Aluminium External SATA Enclosure - USB) not the one that they sell now.

Thanks
 

A:USB External hard drive

SATA or PATA?
PATA must be jumpered as master.
 

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My CPU has a 4 gig hard drive and I have been thinking about buying and external hard drive for more storage space. My question is can I run applications from this external hard drive??
 

A:External Hard Drive

You should be able to run apps from it, BUT it really depends ...It depends of how the external hdd will be connected to the computer ( USB 1, USB 2, Firewire etc..) , speed of the cpu and how many devices are connected to the USB ports ( on the motherboard ). Even if you don't have a USB2 or Fireware and the cpu is a P3 550 should be able to run apps , just a whole lot slower if you catch my dift
HTH
 

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I have an external hard drive that is set to shut down after 15 minutes of non use and it did with Vista H.P.

Now with Win 7 H.P., it runs all the time that the computer is on. It is still set to shut down after 15 min.

Does anyone know what causes it to run continuously?
 

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I just bought a western digital IDE hard drive and a portable 3.5" external enclosure to make it an external drive for my laptop moslty.

Now I got it all set up and installed as the instructions say and when I plug it into the computer the driver automatically updates and says I have a USB Mass Storage Device, but it doesnt get assigned a drive letter nor does it show up in My Computer. I can see it in the Device Manager though.

Now, do I need to partition it and if I do how would I go about doing that. I'm not sure how to format and partition when there is no drive letter assigned.
 

A:External Hard Drive

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i know for a fact i've posted this before because you've helped me fix it when it happened the first time around, but i have no idea why it says i only have 4 posts, so i'm sorry this is a dupe

okay, so i have an external hard drive which was always e: and now it's f: and it's messed around with a lot of my programs. they won't start, load, etc.

last time this happened, i remember going into my computer, right-clicking, something along those lines. that was the only thing that worked and i can't for the life of me remember what i did and again, i can't find my original thread on this!

any help? i'm on xp, by the way.

thanks so much!
 

A:External hard drive goes from E: to F:

Two ways, same results:
Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management

or
Right click my computer.. manage.. then disk management, right click the drive and select change volume/or path.
 

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For some unknown reason, one of the card readers Drive "F" on my computer seems to have switched itself off. Sometimes it works and others it will not. It has happened before and I contacted Dell who were able to give me instructions as how to sort it out. I have contacted them again but they are now asking for a large payment to provide support, much more than purchasing a brand new extrnal USB plug in card reader.

Can anyhone help please??

RonBin79

A:External Hard Drive

Title says hard drive but your talking about a card reader in your post. Is the device in question 1. internal or external 2. does it function properly.

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I have a comparatively elderly computer with only 1gb ROM (?). This is the bare minimum required to run Vista. If I bought an external hard drive (1 tetrabyte) would I be able to install programs on it and run them from there? Presumably this would make operations faster.
 

A:External hard drive

A bigger hard drive won't make Vista run faster. Vista is just bad for old computers. Get 7, it's a bit lighter. But if you're going to run Vista, I would at least have 2.5GB of RAM and an Athlon 64x2/Pentium D CPU for an enjoyable experience.
 

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I recently installed an external hard drive and XP recognises it, lists it in device manager, but in (in Device Manager) both disks are listed in the same location (Location 0). No problems are listed.
 

A:External USB Hard Drive

and..? im guessing you cant use the drive? Is there a problem at all or are you just querying the location 0 status in manager?
 

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Hello everyone I am new to Tenforums. I am trying to get an external hard drive to show up so I can use it. It shows up in the disc management it is a 2TB of storage but it shows up as 127mb I don't understand it. It is a g drive I have attached an image of what shows up I hope you can understand what I mean?????????? Kind regards Jim

A:external hard drive

Hello Jimmer, and welcome to Ten Forums.

It looks like you may have had an OS installed on the external drive at one time?

Did you want to format the external drive, or just wanted to access what's already on it?

If access, then you will need to add a drive letter to the middle "primary partition" on Disk 2 in your screenshot using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums

If you wanted to format it to start fresh, then you can run the "clean" command on Disk 2 to wipe it, then format it.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Can anyone advise me on where to buy an external hard drive at a good price in the New York City area?
 

A:external hard drive

try a google search, personally i would buy from new egg for one that was put together already. but when i had one i built it from an enclosure that was 20$ and a 5 gig notebook harddrive for 30$
 

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l have had some issues with Windows 7 re doing Backups so l think l just have to invest in an external HDD.
Yes l am aware there are loads of brands out there but in my Country Western Digital does not have any Office if l need any assistance or do l assume that if the external Hard Drive crashes l turf it out?
Am tossing between WD,Seagate,Hitachi-all 1Tb no larger as that will last me for ever if it survives.
Have looked at 500Gb but they are more expensive than the 1Tb now and not that easy to buy as WD has discontinued them here.
By the way l am after a Desktop external Hdd so it has to be 3.5",not interested in a portable one as it will never hopefully leave the Computer Room.
Any bright suggestions?
Yes l know it is a question of personal choice but am asking the Experts what they recommend as am sick of reading up on all these ext Hdds.
Thanks in anticipation!

A:External Hard Drive-which one?

I like the WD My Book drives. I have a USB 2 and a USB 3 version

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Hey Guys,

I'm using a laptop hard drive as an external hard drive for my PC. I have a USB adapter, which is all installed. The problem is I can't access the drive. The FAQ provided suggest formatting the hard drive - which I can't work out how to do with out being able to see it in "My Computer" or it suggests assinging it as a removable storage device in its properties - also an option that I can't find. I've tried to get it working on another computer but still no joy.

I can however see it in "device manager" under disk drives

Please help, its been doing my head in all day-don't worry about suggesting something really obvious, I am fairly computer illiterate!

James
 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all.

I received an 80 g external hd for my computer. What i want to do is leave only my OS on the original 30g hd and put everything else on the external. Is this possible? I have alot of graphics, graphics programs....you know, all that stuff that slows your system down. Any help here?

Hope everyone is having a great holiday. And not in a dead rush for this, whenever you have time.

Thanks

elizaj
 

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I was thinking about getting an external hard drive for my laptop instead of getting a new hard drive and copying everything, but can i install programs and run them off of it?

Please help, Schnide​
 

A:External hard drive??

Well, you can, but I wouldn't advise it. They're slower, and of course, removable. For a laptop, I'd put the largest drive I could inside, I have a pair of 120gig drives in mine, and you can buy 160gig 2.5" drives at reasonable prices now.
 

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Have a Seagate Backup Plus.

Can I use the Windows reminder to backup (Important Messages) direct to the drive I installed Seagate or is it better to utilise Seagate's programme that is installed?

Advice appreciated.

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