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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 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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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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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 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:
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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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I just connected a new Maxtor external hard drive and I noticed that it doesn't appear in My Computer. I went into disk management and the drive is in there (it say's its online) but it says it's "unallocated". Any help would appreciated and thank you in advance.
 

A:external hard drive help

Since it's new, it's probably not partitioned and formatted yet. Try to right-click on the drive in Disk Management and select 'create partition', then right-click again and select 'Format'.

Hope it helps!
 

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I recently bought a Sony laptop w/ Vista home premium, and since I installed Office Pro I can't read the files on my Seagate external hard drive - the drive shows up under "computer," can bring up the files but when try to open files says "no items match you search" I know the data's there cuz the same amt. of drive is taken as before. Also - can't save to the drive anymore, get a window saying "file not found: check the file name and try again." Downloaded the service pack from Microsoft. Everything was fine w/ new computer at first, except when installed Office Pro. I have thousands of songs on the drive, all my backups - help.

A:External hard drive

Originally Posted by Conrads Ghost


I recently bought a Sony laptop w/ Vista home premium, and since I installed Office Pro I can't read the files on my Seagate external hard drive - the drive shows up under "computer," can bring up the files but when try to open files says "no items match you search" I know the data's there cuz the same amt. of drive is taken as before. Also - can't save to the drive anymore, get a window saying "file not found: check the file name and try again." Downloaded the service pack from Microsoft. Everything was fine w/ new computer at first, except when installed Office Pro. I have thousands of songs on the drive, all my backups - help.



Hey Conrads Ghost,

Welcome to the forum.

Have you tried using another USB port?

Try doing a system restore;
System Restore - How to

If you can go back to a date b4 you installed Office Pro it should do the trick.

I hope this helps

Pooch

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I purchased a WD external hard drive (500gb). When I installed with my Sony Vaio, everything worked just fine. Now, I am trying to install my Broderbund 950,000 clipart on the external drive, changed the drive, everything starts to save quickly, but the short cut icons are saving on my laptop although I can see the files on the external drive. When I removed the program, the icons were gone and so was the information on the external drive. Also, when I clicked to install all the art on the external drive (2gb of clipart), the only options are c:\ and a:\, I can select e:\ for the external drive. Does this only save on the c:\ drive or can I put software on the external drive ONLY?

Thanks in advance.
 

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At the moment I have a Hitachi 160B hard drive which I use as an external hard drive which is kept in an alluminium case and connected to my computer with a USB lead.

I want to retain the cse and put a 300GB had drive in place of the 160gb, can anyone recomend a a good hard drive for the job please?

RonBib79

A:External Hard Drive

First of all I would open the case to find out if the drive inside has a IDE or SATA connection and go from there.
All my hard drives I had over the last say 5 years were WDs but Seagates served me well before, too
In fact the only drive that ever gave me grieve was a maxtor.

-DG

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5602 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7640G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 569 GB (512 GB Free); D: 25 GB (3 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 184B
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

If I buy a USB 3.0 external hard drive that comes with a 3.0 cable, can I plug it into a 2.0 port on my computer? I realize it would run at the slower speed but will that even plug-in to the 2.0 port and work?
 

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So anyways thanks to Vista for eating up 20+ GB of space, I am now considering external hard drives, being too lazy to rip my laptop apart. So I was wondering: Are external hard drives treated like a normal HD? Like can I install XP on it and stuff? And can I partition it and treat it as another drive in Windows Explorer? And are copy/cut/paste actions as fast as if it were an image mounted on a virtual drive? Thanks!
 

A:How to use an external hard drive?

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Recently i downloaded the powerISO then i found out that my External hard drive cant be see in My Computer.
I dont know what is going on and whatever i put into my pc , the pc can detect the usb or hard drive but wont show in My computer.
After hours of google , alot people say that they didnt not assign the letter to the hard drive. so i open the Computer management , And then I cant even change the drive letters and path.
And the computer management shows this 'The operation failed to complete because theDisk Management console view is not up-to-date......
I have use those 3rd party software like minitool partition wizard and i try to change the letters, then it back to the original format.
All i want is the usb or external hard disk can be detected and can use.
Guys please help me.

A:Need help with my external hard drive / USB.

clcik on computer and open computer management now you need to to proceed in disk management here you can see all hard drive external or internal will be show here. click on your external hard drive and click on mark partition as active so simple now wait to complete process and restart your system or laptop now check it will be shows you in local also

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Hi!

My external hard drive would not connect anymore.
I am using LaCie 1TB external hard drive and connecting it to my MacBook Pro via FireWire. I have another the same external hard drive but with the capacity of 500GB and never had problems with it.

After being very patient and trying to connect my 1TB hard drive again, it finally connected, but with a message that the files can be accessed and opened, however any changes to them would not be saved. I have my Aperture and iPhoto libraries on that drive. When I tried to open Aperture, it would not recognise that library I had always used and would not open it.

I've had problems with this hard drive before, like, it would take ages before the icon would appear on the desktop. And sometimes the drive would disconnect by itself. I've replaced the cables, but the same thing happened.

I've bought a new 1TB hard drive, different brand, formatted it to Mac and tried to copy all the files from my corrupted hard drive, but the files would not copy stating that the they were too big to be copied.

What would you recommend me doing in this situation?

I really appreciate your help and advices.
Thank you!
 

A:External hard drive

Your new drive needs to be formatted to exFAT. Your old drive may be formatted to NTFS, which on MAC doesn't have write support.
 

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Can i use the hard drive that's in my western digital elements external as a primary hard drive in a computer?
 

A:External Hard Drive

In principal yes depending on a few issues. IDE or SATA on the disk and support for either in the computer for the interface onto the motherboard and the power connectors. Sometimes the RPM and size of disk cache on an external disk are slower than hardisks you would buy to use as a Primary drive. Not always but worth bearing in mind!
 

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Hi, we have a lap top, the hard drive was getting full, so we have bought an external hard drive 640gb, my son has transferred alot of the files from the lap top to the hard drive, I know that some cant be moved, our main problem is when he downloads a video from I Tunes there isnt enough space on the lap tops hard drive, is there a way to download items and send them straight to the external hard drive, many thanks.
 

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Helpl!!! I have moved all my old pictures from my old 160gb HD to my desktop with a view to re installing them once I had formatted the disk and all the other rubbish had been cleared out. To make sure all was well I tried to open one and found it wouldn't but was offered the chance of Windows7 using a compatibility programme to make them work, and so it did. I then somehow got into Disc Management, found Drive 'J' and deleted everything, including the partition! Just goes to prove a little knowledge is dangerous.

Now, I can't find Drive 'J' anywhere and when I try to open a picture I get a screen which says "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in computer. Verify the items location and try again.

In the disc management screen under drive 'j' it says J 149.05 GB RAW (Healthy Primary Partition), but there is no mention of any NTFS.

I know very little about this topic so if anyone can supply me with a solution in idiots language, I would be very, very grateful. I would also like to know how I revert drive J back to normal working and not RAW?

RonBin79

A:External Hard DRive

We need a screen shot of disk management as it is now.

Right now, we don't know what's what. You have or had a 1 TB drive, a J drive, a 160 gig drive, a "desktop", etc.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 830 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7927 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941810 MB, Free - 886932 MB; D: Total - 11955 MB, Free - 1469 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2A92
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

I took the hard drive out of the machine listed above and put a new one in. Then I put the one that I took out (which works good) in an external hard drive enclosure. I don't know much about making an external hdd work after assembly. Anyway, I plugged it in and found it in disk managment and deleted the OS and all on it.
Now it is a Tb of unallocated space.

Can anyone tell me how from where I am at to create a working external hard drive?
 

A:External Hard Drive

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I am searching for an External hard drive. Any reccomendations on a quality product to purchase? Only requirement is it is a 1 TB.

Thanks

ohioscott
 

A:External Hard Drive

I prefer Seagate brand.

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Hi. I have an external hard drive for my window 7 computer. I have noticed that there are a lot of duplicate images (pictures) on it. Can I safely delete these pictures? If yes, how do I do this. If I am able to do it would it affect my pictures in the library or pictures in my photo gallery. I realize that I would still have to save a image in the external drive, but I just want to be sure that I can delete a duplicate image or images.

I have finally resolved a problem that I had with my external hard drive. That is why I am asking this question. I don't want another problem.

Thank you.

A:External hard drive

Carole first up there are softwares that can single out duplicates one I use is CCleaner CCleaner - Free Download - Piriform see my pic it will not pick up the entire lot but as you can see I have a just a few after cleaning out duplicates and even triplicates of music just the other day. It is tedious but does get rid of them.

This is another program I have used in the past https://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/

Another search is this The Best Duplicate File Finder for Windows

Now to test this out just delete a few duplicates before rushing through a huge nimber that will show up any problems say pick a well known pic and delete it then try opening it again.

Another article that might be handy is this How to Find and Remove Duplicate Files on Windows

NB CCleaner if you haven't got it it is a software we all use - well almost all to keep the machine free of junk temp files cookies etc etc

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How's everyone doing? I'm new to the forums, but have a HUGE problem. I have a 1TB western digital external hard drive that i use for all of my school work and all of a sudden it just stopped working. My computer knows its connect but no letter drive is given while its connected. When i go to device manager to try and check it shows it's there but still not under My Computer. Is there any way I can access this data, as it is of vital importance. If you need any more info please let me know, any help is appreciated.
 

A:External hard drive help

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Hi

Just moved to Win 7 and very pleased. However, I have an External Hard Drive. It is an ATMT 300GB HDD (HD360) Appears to boot but doesn't show in My Computer. However, Device Manager is saying it is there and there are no problems or conflict.

Got a huge amount of stuff on it i don't want to lose. Obviously it is a sealed unit that I can't get into. It is a 1394 connection not USB Do I have to do something with win 7 to get into it?
 

A:External Hard Drive

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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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Hello,

I have an issue with my external hard drive, everytime I go to open a file it says

"There might be a problem with some files on this device or disc. This can happen if you remove the device or disc before all files have been written to it".

My computer techie reckons my external hard drive is failing and I need to buy a new one, I just wanted to know if that is correct? My techie reckons it comes up with DR14???

Thanks in advance
 

A:External Hard Drive

Are you still able to open some files or are all of them having a problem? If all of them are then you could reformat it and see if that fixes your problem but you'll lose all the files on the external hard drive.
 

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Hi, I have got a Seagate 500gb external hard drive, I have had a few problems when using it. It seems to keep putting its self to stand-by but I can't stop it. It will come back on when it is accessed but I need it on all the time. It is effecting a lot of my software (sony Vegas). Has anyone got any ideas? thanks for any help.

A:External Hard drive

Go to Start->Right Click My Computer->Manage->Device Manager. Find the particular device and right click. Choose Properties. If there are Power Management options, change the options to keep the drive from going into hibernation.

Also, take a look at Control Panel->Power Managment. Here is a link to options you can explore: http://www.timeatlas.com/term_to_lea...e_and_stand_by

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On Leo's radio show last Sunday, July 24, he recommended an external hard drive for about $60.00. I don't remember the capacity or the name. I need to buy one today, and don't know what to look for. Thanks for help. Lynda
 

A:External hard drive

Any of the name brands (ie: Seagate, Western Digital, etc.) are about equal. I typically buy based on the size, price, and warranty. Warranty should be similar on any name brand retail drive.
 

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I have a 500GB MY BOOK external hard drive that I use for my monthly backup.
I did a right click/properties/general and saw My Book is almost used up.

Do I format the external drive and start another back up series?
Is there a way I can back up over the previous data?
As you can tell I am new to external hard drives....
Thanks for any and all help.
Dennis

A:External Hard Drive?

An external hard drive is nothing but a big folder. Whatever you do in a folder (or most everything), you can do on the drive. I suggest you just delete the oldest backups to get the free space.
But a lot of backup/imaging programs manage the space if you specify it. What program are you actually using for the backups? If it is the Vista built-in facilities, I recommend to quickly change because the Vista stuff does not work half of the time if you want to recover your data..
Post back and we will discuss it.

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