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Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

Q: Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

I have 40GB harddisk and now I am moving to 120GB SATA hardisk. But i want all the data with softwares, plugins and all the windows settings to be transferred in the 120 GB harddisk.

There is any way so that all files and setttings will transferred and I dont have to install everything again.

In my system Windows XP Pro SP1 is installed.

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Preferred Solution: Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

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A: Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

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Hello all,

I need some advice.

I recently replaced my old harddisk to a new harddisk. The old harddisk has windows xp home and other programs installed.

I did not format the old harddisk, I only took out the old harddisk and replaced it with a new harddisk. I then installed windows xp home to the new harddisk.

While I am installing programs on the new harddisk, I discovered that one of the programs do not allow me to activate the program license because I have previously activated the program on my old windows. I need to do a proper uninstallation to release the license, then I can activate the license of the program in the new harddisk.

My question is, can I take out my current new harddisk, replace it with the old harddisk, boot up as normal into the old harddisk windows, uninstall the program inside the old harddisk, then replace the old hardisk with my new harddisk again.

Will I be able to access the old windows on the old harddisk?
Will it mess up my current windows/programs settings?
Will my current new harddisk windows be able to work as normal after accessing the old harddisk windows?
I thought of accessing the old harddisk as a slave, but I do not know if it is possible to access the old harddisk and do a proper uninstall of the program?
Is there any better way of uninstalling the program on my old harddisk?

Thanks in advance.

A:Accessing Win XP on old harddisk to uninstall programs after installing new harddisk

you have to swap out the drive completely. at no time should you have both hdd plugged in.

repeat, do not run them as master and slave. run each hdd individually at each time only.........

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Hey all.. just asking, if i have a problem with my hard disk and if i want to get a new one, yet keep all the data, one may is to clone the old hard disk right? But does this mean that the problems will be 'cloned' onto my new hard disk as well? Is this advisable? Thanks a lot man..
 

A:Transferring data from my harddisk..

Actual disk problems will not be cloned, but problems that they may have caused to software will be.

A fresh install is always a good idea.
 

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HELP ...

I restored a ghost image on the wrong place on my harddrive.
Now my MBR, FAT and my partition table is gone !!!

My 1st partition is FAT32, about 250 MB.
The others are all NTFS
2nd 6,5 GB : xp
3nd 6 GB : prog
4th 30 GB : data

The last is the partition I want to recover, my data .
Can I recover my data ?
I think image got written at the start of my disk.
The image was for a 6.5 GB (xp) partition.

I'd like very much to recover the data.
Is this possible ?
Yes, how ?
With what tools ?

Thanks,
remleh
 

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Whenever I connect my Hard-disk to laptop, my laptop slows down and am not able to open the hard-disk folder. Am not able to access my data in it. As soon as I disconnect the Hard disk, laptop gets back to normal. Can anyone please help with the issue ?
 

A:Recover Data from Damaged Harddisk

If it's physically damaged, nothing you can do it in your own. You need to consult it to a professional unless you have knowledge and experience on some DIY hard drive repair.
 

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This laptop will not save documents or files to the hard drive. They are there when initially saved, but disappear when the system is next switched on.

Anyone help me pls...
 

A:Laptop Fail to save any data to harddisk

You need to say whether you are new to computers or not and which Windows operating system you have. I remember when we first got a computer many years ago the wife thought that I'd deleted her work. In fact we didn't know whereabouts it was saved and couldn't find our way around. If you are a beginner using Windows 7 try clicking on the Start button and then Documents in the menu that opens to the right. By default that's where things are saved but you can use the Save As option and choose a different location.
 

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Hello everyone,

I did clean install and deleted all partition during setup as I have all data backed up in external HD ; the installation ends up with system reserved partition and primary partition C.

Grievously, i could not open the external HD as there is error massage "you need to format disk E (external HD) before you use it" i couldn't , since all data is in there. The external HD perfectly works recently (within 24 hours) tried checking with other machine also shown the same error massage.

I have not installed any program yet as concerning about over written. The previous 500 GB HD before clean install contained C , D , E , F , G , H , I , J partition . I need to recover the data from F , G , H , I , J partition.

What should I do to safely recover the whole HD data from previous partition mentioned above to the same HD (as I have no more external drive supported) and how could I safely access to external HD without formatting , please?

Additionally, I have full version of recovery my files . It helps a lot on recover the formatted partition yet current situation is different , i have never tried recovery the whole formatted HD and have no idea how to use it securely ; therefore, anyone who familiar with this software , please kindly help.

I desperately need assistance and would appreciate all recommendation,

Thank you,

A:How to recover whole harddisk data after clean installation

What software did you use to backup your drive?

Does the Linux boot cd for your software recognizes the external drive?

Are the external drives formatted in FAT32 while the system is formatted in NTFS?

Have you tried changing where you plugged in through usb ports? Had that experience but was relieved when I unplugged it from port 1 then plugged it to another. I marked that port for my external as it will not be recognized using other ports. Don't know why though....

You can try to run the free Easeus Partition Master and see if the Partition Recovery Wizard option can access and move the files that you need. Or EaseUS Partition Recovery
Paragon has a good alternative Paragon Partition Manager 11 Personal also if you wanna check it out. Paragon Rescue Kit 11 Free Edition is there but I have not used that(but the info in the website may help you). You'd have to ask SIW2 for that. He might have a couple of tips for your dilemma.

I hope this may help you in any small way.

Goodluck

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I have "user+master" as status to hard disk 1 password and consequently, to edit BIOS settings. I know both but only seem to be able to enter one at a time and therefore do not have access to full BIOS edit options. How can I fix this issue please? Thank you. 

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It is very strange and astonishing that My Computer has just install Win10 at a formatted harddisk. It has some very sensitive pdf and jpg personal files. Some files are very old which is from 2001 up to now.
The files location is
C:\Users\(Name)\AppData\Local\Packages\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\Files\S0\4\
Where are these files come from? From anywhere of different email server or App download to my computer?
Some picture of jpg and scanned pdf are my ID photo and sensitive document. As I remember, some maybe attached on email sent but some maybe not.
When I delete a bunch of file from this folder. After 1 day, another bunch but different files appeared on same folder!!!
Oh! It is very scare case!
Could anyone explain why this happened?
Thanks a lot

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i have an old hdisk on an old pc.
the disk label shows that is 4+ Gigs
when i try to fdisk and format, only half is available
at fdisk options appears to be only 2+Gigs
wtf?
 

A:only 1/2 of harddisk is there!

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Hello,

Re: Win98SE - Intel 465 Mhz

The harddisk in my PC is 8 GB of which only 2,56 GB is still available now.
From I similar PC (done away in the meantime) I still have a 8 GB IDE harddisk.
and want to place it in my PC.
Please mind that I have never opened a PC sofar.

a) I don't know to what electronic circuit-cable it must be connected (wondering about serial and parallel)

b) then this second harddisk must somehow be connected to and made visisable to the system (by cables I think; however what cables, new ones or
already present)

When I tried to google this subject I only found items on partitioning etc, not
about how to get and connect a second harddisk inside a PC.
Furthermore I have no idea whether there are special well-known problems
related to having a seond harddisk installed (e.g. very slow system)

Advises will be highly aprreciated.

Best regards,
a.ruiter
 

A:add a second harddisk

This may help http://www.perfectdrivers.com/howto/seconddrive.html
 

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Hi which would be the best free hardrive checking tool that would tell me if something is failing or is dead

A:harddisk

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/

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Hey can anybody tell me which is the best harddisk drive for which i should go??????????I need atleast 250 gb or more of diskspace so suggest me the best HDD with their latest price ????????Thankyou.
 

A:Best HARDDISK

Get Seagate 500GB SATA-II

125bucks.
 

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I am trying to setup the 3rd Hard Disk in my CPU. It doesn't seems to able detect my already formated hard disk. Is it possible to have 3 Hard Disk in 1 CPU? If so, how do should I go about it? Do I need to do anything with the Jumper on the Hard Disk?
 

A:3 HardDisk in 1 CPU

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hi

i have a western digital 160gb caviar blue hd now i want to buy a new one but some questions are bothering me

first is seagate any better than western digital i ask this because 1tb seagate is just slightly expensive than 500gb western digital so should i go for seagate?

second is that if i buy seagate, will it cause any problem to the system having one wd hd and one seagate?

please answer in details would love to hear anything to increase the knowledge

A:help about a new harddisk?

1. you can mix any makes of disks. They are all 'compatibel'.

2. the make does not matter. They are all the same since they all come from the same factories in Thailand. I have a dozen different makes and do not notice any difference.

3. except Seagate - one of those just died on me. The first and only disk that died in my installations.

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My computer came with a 10gig hardrive with Windows Me preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition and have been very impressed it was well worth the 90 I payed for the upgrade pack! I purchased 64MB of RAM to bring my memory from 64MB to 128MB and my computer hasn't crashed ONCE since I got XP! But having two operating systems on one 10 gig hardrive and lots of preinstalled programs such as office has taken its toll and I was warned the other day that my harddisk was nearly full! I deleted all my unnessesary files and managed to get back 1 gig of space but I'm still not happy and would like to get a new 20gig hardrive. It makes more sense to use my recovery disk to return my computer to the way it was when it left the factory and reinstall windows XP on the new harddrive leaving my old operating system on the old C:\ and installing all my programs into the new harddrive. I have two questions about this:

1) Will my computer become dual-boot which i DONT want to happen I want the same setup as I have know but with XP installed on the new harddrive?

2) Will I be able to call my new harddrive B:\ as I don't have a 5 1/2 floppy drive installed and would prefer to have things organised and call it that, if not what will my drive call itself as default as I already have A,C,D,Q,R drive letters already taken?
 

A:Harddisk!

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I have an 80GB IDE Hitachi HD which was formatted NTFS on my computer running Win 7 Ultimate. My problem is that when connected to my computer via external Sharkoon Drive link USB adapter, it is not shown in Windows Explorer but is shown in Device Manager as USB Device and in Computer Management it is shown as ?Disk 1 ? Not initialized? and when clicking on to initialize, an error shows as ?This device not ready?. Same occurred on another PC running Vista Ultimate. Strangely, when connected to IDE inside PC it works perfectly. Can anyone help please?

ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 MB
500GB sata Hitachi HDD
2GB Ram
3.2GB CPU
Windows 7 Ultimate

A:USB Harddisk

Does the USB adaptor work correctly with any other drive?

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Hi!Where can i buy sata cabel to my ideapad y700 because i have ssd but i cant connect hdd harddisk because i dont know where to buy the cabel. I only have ssd m.2 .  Please help me !

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My computer came with a 10gig hardrive with Windows Me preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition and have been very impressed it was well worth the 90 I payed for the upgrade pack! I purchased 64MB of RAM to bring my memory from 64MB to 128MB and my computer hasn't crashed ONCE since I got XP! But having two operating systems on one 10 gig hardrive and lots of preinstalled programs such as office has taken its toll and I was warned the other day that my harddisk was nearly full! I deleted all my unnessesary files and managed to get back 1 gig of space but I'm still not happy and would like to get a new 20gig hardrive. It makes more sense to use my recovery disk to return my computer to the way it was when it left the factory and reinstall windows XP on the new harddrive leaving my old operating system on the old C:\ and installing all my programs into the new harddrive. I have two questions about this:

1) Will my computer become dual-boot which i DONT want to happen I want the same setup as I have know but with XP installed on the new harddrive?

2) Will I be able to call my new harddrive B:\ as I don't have a 5 1/2 floppy drive installed and would prefer to have things organised and call it that, if not what will my drive call itself as default as I already have A,C,D,Q,R drive letters already taken?
 

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I have an ultraDMA harddisk from compaq. I hope to know what is the ATA and RPM value of my 20GB drive. Is there some software that I can use to check it?
 

A:Harddisk

The only 20 GB HDD I could find on the Compaq site is 20GB Ultra ATA 100 Hard Drive (7200rpm)
251974-B21

This was at http://www.compaq.com/products/desktops/options/options_storage1.html
That doesn't mean that there aren't more. The way to know, for certai8n, is to open your system up, and get the part number, or full specs from off the HDD case itself.
 

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Hello,
a week ago i transferred a list of archived files to my mp4, then the light went off ,when it came back, i can't find the archives on the partition , nor the mp4

also some sound files disappered from the mp4, also files are occupying space whether on the hard disk or the mp4

i tried to show hidden files, but i still can't find the files

so what's wrong ?? , how can i get the files again ??? because the computer shows that they are still occupying space

thanks in advance

Best regards,

A:HardDisk & MP4

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mitooo


Hello,
a week ago i transferred a list of archived files to my mp4, then the light went off


Hi.

Does that mean you lost power to your computer or drive?







  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mitooo


because the computer shows that they are still occupying space


If you lost power whilst transferring, there is a good chance some of the files will have become corrupt.

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Harddisk Security I have a notebook Lenovo G475 and I was change the hd. When I turn on I read "Sata Port 0 lock" and my notebook don't boot the system. How can I solve it? Help me plz


























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Would i be able to connect a 200mb Harddisk to my compter, to copy the contents into an image with Norton Ghost. I have IDE CD CDRW and Hardisk already and would make this disk a temp Seconary slave. My mother board is June 2000 Bios dated im guessing this would auto detect 200mb disk. What Specs do u think 200mb disk would be any any probs which might arise?

Cheers guys
 

A:OLD 200mb HardDisk.

Yes that should work. Just use auto geometry. Mobo's IDE is backwards compatible.

I don't think you would want to keep it on there long after the data was copied off of it, though. Such an old device is just taking up a valuable IDE channel.
 

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what is best thing to do wen a laptop DAT is suppose to boot asks of harddisk password....and d harddisk is Toshiba mk3265gsx

A:harddisk security

Hi,
Have you set any passwords in BIOS?
Please make sure that you have turned off the 'Hard disk password' option is turned off in BIOS of the laptop.
To reach the settings,
Tap F2 or Del or Esc key to enter the BIOS (The exact key will be displayed while the first screen is shown after your press the power button on laptop.)
Navigate to 'Boot' tab.
Check if there is an option related to 'HDD Password' or 'Ask password on boot'.
In case of 'HDD Password'
Select if and press enter
Choose 'Modify' if available or turn off/Disable.
Enter the current password if asked
Press 'Enter' if asked for new password. (TWICE)

In case of 'Ask password on boot'
Select it and press 'Enter' key.
Select 'Disable'.

If none of above works, Navigate to 'Exit' tab of BIOS (Last tab or option, usually)
Select 'Load defaults' or 'Load default and restart'
Please let me know the exact BIOS name provided by the interface for exact assistance. The name will be similar to APTIO, AMI for Dell, Phoneix etc, mentioned either at top or at bottom center.

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I've had many harddisks in my time. I actually think all of them have broken down at some point.
It seems like in resent years they have broken down more and more often.

Most times the harddisks have begun to make clicksounds or spinning randomly down/up and in the end completely break down and/or i send the harddisk back on warranty..

The drives have been ATA and S-ATA 1/2.
The last two disks i sent back were Sata2 and was about half a year ago, and now one of the new ones does the 'spinning randomly down/up'.
It seems like it may be a bad connection. When it begins to click and the computer "stops"(sometimes making a BSOD and sometimes just spins up again and keeps on trucking) i try to wiggle the cables a bit, but it doesn't really seem to do anything...

I've tried before that it was the PSU, where it helped exchanging that, but i don't have another one to try out with...
And i only have two HDD's(a Maxtor and seagate, it's the Maxtor that's crapping out) and the rest in my signature which shouldn't use much power -I measured it to only 150W...
The PSU is about 3 years old..

If it helps, i use Torrent's alot and often copy/move things around on the disks...
I just don't understand how most of my disks only last less than 2 years...
Could it be lack of cooling perhaps? It's usually around 30c in the case, the fans behind the HDD's are turned off though..
 

A:Harddisk's failing.. Again and again..

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Dear members,
I bought a new 320 GB harddisk (Seagate, ST3320620A). First, I open my Computer's case then pluged it as the secondary harddisk for formating it. It's done, I can find my new drive. Then, I took it out and put it into the external case to use it as the portable-external harddisk. But when I connected it to my computer using USB cable, my computer cannot see the new drive. Normally, this case may be happen, if you haven't enough USB power supply. But in my case, the external case provides the power supply too (with AC adapter). Moreover, I tried to change the USB cable to the another good one, it's still not working.
However, I connected it to my friend's computers, some of them can work properly but some cannot work. Is it the USB driver problem? How should I do?

--I use Windows XP Professional (lastest update) on Dell Optiplex GX280.

Thank you very much,
 

A:Cannot found 320 GB Harddisk

Hi Ceowebmaster and welcome to the TS Forums

I dont get this part of your post.





ceowebmaster said:



However, I connected it to my friend's computers, some of them can work properly but some cannot work. Is it the USB driver problem? How should I do?Click to expand...

Mostly when an HD in an external closure is not seen by the OS it is because the HD is set to cable select not master.

If however the enclosure works OK on another machine then yes you have some kind of USB issue, the easiest cure for this is to remove all USB related items under Device Manager and then reboot, XP will refind the items on bootup and reinstall them.

Please explain your post or let us know if the abvove is of help.

Regards
 

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My harddisk is keep working, although I do nothing. Even I close all applications, it still running and cause my computer work very slow.
I don't really know what happen with my computer. If anybody know how to fix it, please tell me.

thanks you!!
 

A:Got a harddisk problem!! need some help!! plz!!

Please post more details!! Like anything strange happen lately, recent downloads, hardware changes, do you run a firewall, virus protection, system specs etc. etc.
 

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I'm trying to figure out how I can interpret this:

\Device\HarddiskVolume7\$mft

for Windows 2000 server
 

A:harddisk volume

That's the Master File Table - with an NTFS volume, it's what tells the system where on the hard drive each file is located.

If that file gets corrupted, you will get file system errors.

It can be repaired by running a CHKDSK on your drive (alternatively with the /R parameter, to repair bad sectors, or at least move any recoverable data from a bad sector to a new location.)
 

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hi,
i had some problems booting to my xp pro.
the system was unstable. sometimes it booted but then crashed. sometimes didn't even booted.
so i installed my old hd. installed xp on it. & when i tried ti access my problematic hd windows told me the drive should be formated first
why format it? i can boot from it so there is data there...

i want to backup the data there before formating. then i'll install xp on it. (that is why i used my old hd).

thanks
 

A:HardDisk Problems

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Hi,
 
i have a Problem with a System that i don't know how to fix. Every time I start a programm the Harddisk runs with 100%. CPU and Ram are normaly.
The space is half fulled (500GB). It's an Acer Notebook with Windows 8.1 and now it is upgradet to Windows 10. I call Acer and they told me that the
Problem is a Microsoft Update that possibly comes in when Windows 8.1 was aktiv.
Does anyone know thomething about this update?
 
Thanks for help,
 
Aitora
 

A:Harddisk runs by 100%

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 

Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop.
 
Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator.
 
You will see an image like the one below.
 

 
Click on the following checkboxes only:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, then copy it and paste it in your topic.

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Halo.I have replaced my harddisk after a crashed. Never made a recovey disk. How to get the notebook working again.What to do? Must I buy a new OS for the machine and where to buy?

A:Harddisk crashed

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. If your computer originally came with Windows preinstalled, your computer is eligable to original Windows. You can purchase and use HP Recovery media to restore your PC to factory default condition. HP Recovery media might not work if your new HDD is smaller (with smaller capacity) than the original one >> e.g. original one is 500 GB , new one is 128 GB. Please, post this information:>> your full computer model and PN  >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108>> country where you are and where you bought the PC from  Looking forward to your reply.

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Hi
Can anyone tell me if it is possible to add another harddisk(Scsi) to an existing raid5 set on an NT Server and have the space shared amoung the existing volumes(three) .If possible can you please tell me what I have to do.

Thanks
 

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Hi guys,

I built my own computer about 2 weeks ago. The problem is the Harddisk is not detected in BIOS ( Boot recognizes the Harddisk) since the first day. I could manage to load windows and until now everthing is running smooth.
Today I wanted to install a second OS (Linux). I got the message that there isn't a Harddisk on my computer. I tried after that to install a second version of windows with the same result- Harddisk not detected.
I tried to change the jumpers on my Harddisk with the result that Windows didn't start up.
In BIOS everthing is on Auto. What's the problem?

P 4 630 3.0 Ghz
Asus P5LD2
80 GB HDD Seagate IDE
windows xp pro SP2

thanks for your help.
 

A:Harddisk not detected

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i bought an external hard disk its western digital 320gb, i observed data transfer rate of that disk is 30-40mbps only but ability of usb2.0 is 480mbps, how come very less data transfer, is there any way to increase it or any other application to increase it.

help me in resolving
thanking you
sandy
 

A:external harddisk

Transfer rates externally (i.e. USB or Firewire) are recorded in mega bits per second, however ATA and IDE protocols are measured in mega bytes per second. This means 480bp/s translates to 60MB/s (taking into consideration 1 byte = 8 bits). It seems the speeds on external USB drives are bottlenecked at around 40MB/s anyway - so if you're missing out, it won't be by too much.

Speeds also depend on how your external drive (well, inside the enclosure) works and reads the information off the disk. For example, reading from the outer edges of the disk will result in faster transfer rates than if it was reading from the inner part of the disk.
 

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Im trying to make one working laptop out of two identical faulty ones. Everything works fine on the one i've built until I decided to re-install the operating system:

I have two working harddrives to choose from:

1. Appears to be completely full. When trying to delete unused programs and files I came across a huge section of the HD I couldnt access (about 5gb of a 10gb hd). It is a folder with a gibberish title ( something like - 45aqensocviopwme32jklda92). The hard drive appears to only have one operating system, so I ruled out it being another.

2. The other hard drive had two operating systems on but both needed removed. I formatted It and re-installed XP. Two minutes off the end on installation I get a blue screen of death mentioning "atapi" or "kernel" (kernal_stack_inpage_error) depending on what mood its in.

Just need one of the two to function
 

A:2 Harddisk problems

On number one, did you try deleting existing partitions, and repartitioning the drive prior to a format/reinstall?

The errors on number 2 referencing ATAPI do appear specific to the drive hardware.

You might be better off in the Hardware forum with this; let me know if you want me to move it. There's not much I can personally offer on this issue.
 

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Hi,

My laptop internal harddisk is not accessible. The laptop was switched ON and I was holding it in my hand. Suddenly it slipped and fell down. Since then, the harddisk is not accessible. Windows and BIOS are not detecting the harddisc. So, I bought a new harddisc and replaced it with the old one. Then I connected the inaccessible harddisc to the laptop via USB port by purchasing a harddisc casing and connector. But the disc did not get detected. I didnt see it in disk management. I use windows 7 OS. The connector cable I purchased is Y shaped at one end with two USB connectors. The other end has only one connector which goes to the hard disc.
I have data in the harddisc and I need to recover it. Is there any way I can access the harddisc? Please help!

Thanks & Regards,
Phani
 

A:Harddisk not accessible

First did you use the Usb plug with 2 wires at the computer end ? If not please do so. Also, try it with both Usb plugs in ports at the PC end.

If that doesn't help it looks like the drive is too badly damaged to work.

EDIT : Oh and welcome to TSG
 

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i used laptop hd as an external harddisk whenevr i connected in my computer(win7,64bit) it did not detect the drive but i try it to 3 other computer it detect the drive, what should i do please help me
 

A:harddisk is not detected

Hi benangaihte

Right click on my computer
Choose MANAGE
Then find DISK MANAGEMENT
You should see your ext hard drive under the list.
Right click on it, and choose CHANGE DRIVE LETTER
Choose anything, but I recommand something higher than M:

I've seen this problem with alot of STORAGE DEVICE

It happen more often with Laptop because they usually have Card reader.
So it makes couple drives like e:, f:, g:.
Storage device tries to install themself with the drive letter next to CDROM
c: - HD1
d: - HD2 or CDROM
e: - Mass storage device (maybe for card readers)
So your external HD tries to have the E: drive (probably a bug)
 

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Hey there

I'm having a weird issue with booting up my computer and I'm hoping to find a solution that does not involve reinstalling windows completely. Might come to that, but first I'm looking for other issues.

To give some context:
A few months ago my primary harddisk started failing. I acquired a new harddisk, installed windows on it and it has been working fine.

When I boot up the computer, I can select between the old and the new windows installation and I've simply been using the new one. I've left the old harddisk plugged in as I had some data on it I wanted to salavage and then I just left it there. I've gotten the data of it and have had no reason to unplug it.

Recently, however, I wanted to unplug the old harddisk as there has been some issues with hangups and I had a suspicioun they were caused by windows (for some reason) reading from the old harddisk.

When I unplugged it I got a "Bootmgr is missing" error and could not boot up. Thus I need to have the old harddisk plugged in in order to boot up windows.

WHich is annoying, as I think the old harddisk is the cause of the performance issues I've been having.

Obviously the new harddisk has not been made bootable by installing windows on it. The old harddisk was plugged in when I installed windows, so that's likely the cause of it (for some reason...?).

Is there any way for me to fix this without unplugging the old harddisk and installing windows again? I'd rather ... Read more

A:Cannot Boot from Harddisk

The Windows installer will put its boot-up code (the bootmgr) on the primary hard drive regardless of the drive that Windows proper is installed on. You can repair this by booting your Windows 7 DVD and running the Startup Repair tool. See Microsoft's how-to article here. Make sure that the original disk is unplugged before attempting this repair.

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Hi, sorry this is kind of a long post, please bare with me.

I've got this problem with my harddisk being really slow. Started around the end of june. My mom woke up, turned on my computer, and it wouldn't boot, because it was waay too slow. It would do a split second of accessing every 2 seconds. Decided to do a format. So I did a quick format on C (At the time, I had a C partition for windows, D partition for my own data, and 3 more partitions for slackware). During the windows installation, the harddrive started doing it again. So I did a full format instead, and that worked fine.

Anyway, the computer worked fine for a couple of days, then I went on vacation. Came back now, and it started giving me the same problems again after a day. This time i deleted ALL my partitions and created 2 new ones, C and D. Worked fine again. That was yesterday. You can probably guess what just happened today.

Computer was working fine, till i had to reboot. Same problem. This time though, once the loading screen for windows is finished (after a while) the computer reboots. I tried rewriting the MBR through windows repair console. The first time it said there were errors, but it fixed them up. That didn't seem to fix the problem.

I then decided to check the maxtor website (My HDD is a maxtor 80gb diamondmax 9). Found the tool "powermax", and decided to give it a go. When I tried it out, it said "failed to load dos, press any key to retry". I tried using... Read more

A:Harddisk REALLY slow

I think PowerMax is right approach, its possible the drive is failing.

How did you create the PowerMax floppy? You need to save the file you download to your hard drive then run it to make a bootable floppy. Do not save the file directly to the floppy. Or your floppy drive is toast.

You can also download an ISO CD image of PowerMax and burn the image to CD.
 

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I have a laptop HDD in an enclosure as an external drive & have had it for about 4 months. It uses usb port. I was using my computer & the hdd was working fine when suddenly as i was downloading something it could not finish dloading because it said the (already written) files could not be detected. Then i disconnected the cable & replugged it & the green light turned on in HDD but it still wasnt detecting it. Then i thought maybe something was wrong or stuck in hdd so i took it out of the enclosure & everything looked fine so i put it back & when i went to plug it in a error showed at lower right of the screen which said that the port hub had a power surge & to disco the hdd & click reset. (Also the green light didnt even turn on this time.) So i did. Then i thought i always used only one end of the usb cable (Double header) so i didnt get why it didnt work but i went ahead & tryed using both heads of the cable & still again said the same thing. I always had enough power so i dont get it. I plugged in my ipod into the usb port & it works good. What should i do?
 

A:HardDisk Problem

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hi,
am using HP dv2500 notebook,it has vista home premium OS , but i formatted with vista business . The problem is my hard disk is hitting , why and how to resolve it. and any problem if counties using.
 

A:why my harddisk hitting

Do you mean your hard drive is making a tick tick sound ? ( what do you mean by 'hitting' ?) If you hard drive is making a ticking sound, then you should look into getting a new hard drive.
 

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how can i install xp sp3 on my usbharddisk? i can try this but it give error.

A:os installed on usb harddisk

Your computer must be able to boot from a USB port.

This is a very hard thing to accomplish and it probably should not be attempted by an average user.

More information can be found here.
http://www.ngine.de/index.jsp?pageid=4176

-Coolfreak

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hello I'm back again with his brand problematic disks WD Scorpio Blue. bootscreen loading resulted in a very long time and finally did not find the drive...

how to fix that

A:HARDDISK not bad sector

If you would please list the modle number of your laptop, so we can see if it's a PATA or SATA drive. Or the exact modle number of the drive.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-701278.pdf

If it's a PATA drive make sure that the little jumper on the drive is set to master or cable select.
http://support.wdc.com/images/kb/scorpio_jumpers.jpg

Thanks Fabe

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Hi I have a 1Tb SATA hard disk, Iam planning to replace it with a SSD for better performance, is this possible? and if so what is the maximun capacity that can be installed.

A:Harddisk Upgrade possible?

Hi, Basically yes and to make everything simple, please use 1TB SSD. Samsung 850 series is very hot now. Why I say easy/simple, because with 1TB (or larger) you can clone the whole existing HDD (1TB) and the changeover will be much simpler. Regards.

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I can no longer detect my 320GB HD, well... sorta, it's partitioned into 2 drives, one is viewable while the other is not. Under Window's Defragment, it says it's an unmounted volume - how can I re-mount it?
 

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I have an HP A610Y (the specs in my signature are not this pc) and at boot, i get this message: "BOOT DISK FAILURE. INSERT THE SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". I am positive that the hard drive is correctly connected and configured. It is a ST38011A (80GB). Any help is very much appreciated.
 

A:Harddisk not detected

Go into the bios and make sure its booting from the hard drive first, also there may be a floppy in the floppy drive have a look there aswell see if there is one in.
 

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