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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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,

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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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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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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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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Hi, I`m a novice when it comes to computers, so I dont know all
(hardly any) tricks of the trade when it comes to cleaning up my system from unwanted files, doubles, etc.. Ive heard that Windows saves everything that I have done on my computer (all keyboard strokes, all internet surfing, etc.) in hidden files not easily accessed by a normal user. Is this true Is there (preferably) freeware available on the webb that would allow me to permanently erase these files and return the freed disk space for use?
 

A:Harddisk cleanup

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I install windows RC 7100 this afternoon and amazed by it stunnishing graphic but it seem to have a problem, thats is i cannot see my original local disk (D/) in my computer. i got all my music stored in that partition.
Actually i do a dualboot and have vista ultimate in (C/) and i installed Win 7 in partition (J/). But when i boot into Win 7 it Drive letter change from (J) to (C/)and the original (C/) that stored vista ultimate change to (D/)... And the weird thing is that the original pertition disappear from my computer....

how to make my partition (D/) to be shown on window 7 ?

for information, i didn't installed any OS in this partition, it just stored all my music and picture and some games.

Thank for any kind reply.
 

A:cannot see harddisk D:/ in my computer...

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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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Anyone knows how to make the usb harddisk bootable?

As for the bios side, I already set first boot device to usb-hd.

Thanks.
 

A:Booting from usb harddisk.

Although some manufactureres claim USB "bootablity" right ut the box that not usually the case. I searched for answers to your question and it might involve a little more from your side.

For starters make sure you have the latest version of your BIOS.

You might want to then format and partition the drive and make it a bootable drive in that sense. Either through DOS or Windows.

Also, you might want to copy the same bootable files located in a floppy boot disk (make sure the boot files are the same as the OS your using) to your USB hard drive.

If you still need more "oomph" to this answer check out this site. https://www.codidirect.com/shop/thefactsbehindbootability.htm . Keep in mind that although they are mentioning USB Flash devices, the same technically applies to a USB HDD since it is also classified as a "storage device".

Hope this helps!!
 

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My labtop is y700 15ISKi didn't download any program but i found the used Space get bigger Suddenly this pic : http://prnt.sc/d9yq77in this pic you see the free space is 165gb but before 2h it was 173gbso what is the problem and what i should i do ?

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Hi,
I have this external USB hard disk which I am using for over 2 years now. It was working fine and kept properly. Now when I plug-in the hard disk (thrg USB cable) the green light on hard disk appears but my laptop is not recognizing the disk at all. I tried all standard ways and also went thrgs some other posts but nothing helps. Also, I dont see any entry in removable storage under computer management and neither I see any entry in safe removal option for USB.

How do I get my drive back? I am using win xp home and professional (on two different laptops)
 

A:External USB Harddisk

They don't last as long as internal drives... It may just be bad. Have you tried formatting it?
 

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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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I have here a Dell Laptop with a Seagate ST94811A Harddrive. Since the last Windows update, this drive shows also as CD-Rom Drive in Windows Explorer (associated letter D), but not in the Disk Management Utility.
A reset to an older Restoration Point did not solve the problem.
The data on the drive partitions can be accessed without problems.
Already tried to google it up, at no avail.
Any hints?
 

A:Harddisk showing as CD-Rom in XP

Dont know whats up never heard that before. Windows Explorer does some weird stuf sometimes for everyone. As long as you can access your DATA. Maybe back-up? Just incase it turns into a perminant optical drive - lol

i wouldnt worry to much - its just windows doing its usual tricks
 

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Hi bro, just a question which company's internal hard disk is good and very stable. I have been using seagate for long time, i believe company's reputation has gone.I replaced my 320 gb hdd for several times , even though company gives 5 year warranty but no use.I was replacing my hdd continually and so many times data losses,recently just a weak back my hdd has come from replacement, just with in 5days of time again status of hdd has degraded. I'm really fed off with this hdd(seagate) prior to this same case with 250 gb. So which internal hdd is best(cost effective).

And please let me know that any incompatibility of my system is causing frequent hard-drive failure , I will provide with full specifications of my system. Myself i built this system.

Core2duo E7300
GA-Ep43(gigabyte mobo[no display board])
4gb(2+2) 667mhz
320gb seagate hdd ( 2008 june)
d-link wireless desktop adapter
Nvidia 9800gt of 1gb DDR-3
LgDVDrom
I-ball gaming cabinet with 600watt smps.

Cooling-additional 4 powerful fans and default 3 fans

regards
sandy
 

A:internal harddisk

If it's a computer I advice getting an external hard drive, you can get 1TB for like $40, and internally I'd go with Acer, of all the Acer computers I own, none of the hardware has ever failed. Yet, with HP, the HDD, mintor, CPU, fan, and some other stuff, all broke in less than a year.
 

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Hi,

I am getting following warnings via Crystal disk info. Please help how to resolve them:

http://img821.imageshack.us/i/hdderror.jpg/
 

A:Harddisk error Please help

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as you see in the picture that there is a needle over the circular disc so my curiosity is that what makes that needle move here and there, and doesn't it will be out of order before the hard disk. doesn't it make scratches while moving so quickly over the disk? please remove my curiosity

A:working of harddisk

Video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6wTZhsffEE

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I have windows XP professional on a 40GB harddisk, but I can't get it to boot up! I'm sure it has something to do with the MBR. The computer is an old compaq, with a floppy A: drive that does not work!
I'm totally new to this sort of problem, so I'd be really gratefull for clear instructions on how I can get it up and running again.

For example I found a download for a DOS that I can use via the CD drive. However I haven't a clue as to how I can use it to boot up or fix the MBR, if it is indeed possible!

Grateful for any help, advice or suggestions.
 

A:No boot from my harddisk

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Hi....


I have a strange problem with my harddisk. There'e a light idicator on my computer shows that if the harddisk is running or not. After restarting my computer, this ididicator shows that the harddisk is running. This light lasts for many hours even I stopped all the programs running and Internet is disconnected. THe only way to stop this idicator is running a virus scan on the harddisk. After that scan, the idicator's light stops showing that nothing is using the harddisk. The virus scan shows that my computer is clean. Some days this problem doesn't appear but most days I have to do scan. I forced to do this scan because neglecting this may lead to harddisk failure as it happend before.

Any help?

A:Problem with harddisk

Hello Newtonx,

This is normal for there to almost always be some activity on your hard disk. Vista has many background programs and services that are constantly accessing the hard disk. Some of the most common ones are the Index updating the index during low or idle usage of the computer, System Protection creating a restore point, scheduled Disk Defragmenter scans, etc........

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, I plan to install a new 40gig harddrive and need some advice...heres my story:

I have a Packard Bell iconnect 1225 and when I got it came preinstalled with Windows Me. For more info on the iconnect click here. When I got it, about three years ago it had a 10gig harddrive with a 1gig partition. If you have a PB you'll know that this is a backup sector which can be launched by booting off a recovery floppy and restores your system back to the way it was when you left the factory. This is really useful and I used it alot back in the Windows Me darkages when it was the best answer to any serious problem and the last time I used it was when I got XP and forgot to download some drivers before installing and had to rollback and then later reinstall. Even though XP is so stable I would still like to keep it and that why I need as much information as possible.
My plan is to go to my local computer store/pc world and ask for a 40gig harddrive to be installed. As the backup (hidden) partition is named D: the new harddrive must be called E: or something else, will this happen by default? I will then use the restore program to go back to Windows Me (Deleting Windows XP and basically cleaning out my system or unwanted rubbish) and then install windows xp again. In the installation I will select that Windows XP to be installed onto the new drive and to format the drive using the NTSC filing system as its better. After its installed I will use XP like normal and should I ever run i... Read more

A:XP Harddisk Advice

A few things. You want a 40gig HD? Buy one and see if that Packard Bell will support it. Have it installed (or do it yourself) and load XP on it. XP has a built in restore function. The one you are used to that came with the PB is a Recovery Disk. If you own a copy of XP, then you shouldn't need to go through all that riga-moroll. If you really want the security of a "fall back" program, then you can purchase a program like GO-BACK (I think Roxio makes it) and it will do the same thing. The filing system you want is the NTFS verus the FAT32 filling system. XP's System Restore feature doesn't always work as it should in that XP may or maynot have made restore points needed to work. Save all the info you want off your old drive to disks and then you can format that drive also in the NTFS mode and use it as a slave drive to your 40 gig.
 

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Hello! can anyone help me to solve this problem please?
i want to resize drive C: because it too small. is there any software to deal with this problem? right now i'm using window 7 with system type: 64 bit.

A:need help for resizing harddisk

Paragon Partition Manager v10 works well with Windows 7 x64

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I have recently had a problem with my pc and have lost important data. I was able to recover some by using recovery software. So i decided to buy a external USB HD for backing up my data from now on. Although the USC HD worked on a friends PC with XP it does not work on mine with a Win 98SE OS.
I can see the HD in windows explorer but when i try to access it, it says that the drive is not formatted and asks if i want to format it. But the HD is already formatted. I did it on the friends machine (XP) where we copied some program files that i might need on my own system (winamp3, anti-spy etc.).

Although i tried hard to get the new HD working with the external usb case i could not succeed so i decided to install it in my case as a slave driver. (Yes, i did changed the jumper settings correctly). Now, both in windows system and bios settings the new HD is visible but no drive letter is assigned to it and i can not access it in windows explorer.

Please, help. I am about to loose my mind...

Thanks,
jt.
 

A:Harddisk problem

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Hi -

i bought a custom made pc with intel i3 processor, 2 TB or hard disk and 2 GB or ram.

I am not sure why... but i have a felling that 2 GB of RAM is not enough.

FYI
Windows explorer crashed when i visit a specific directory of the a drive. that particular folder has around 100 Videos(Movies) in different formats (mkv, mp4, avi, wmv). The same folder can be accessed through VLC open window.

Problem
Window explorer crashed and asks to restart when opening a specific folder.

A:2 TB of harddisk - what RAM is recommended?

you probably want more, but how about helping us to help you by filling in your system specs>
Update your SevenForums System Specs
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To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.

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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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Hallo,
 
my laptop, Compaq presario, crashed 2 days ago.
 
I took of the harddisk and i put another one.
 
I installed the windows home premium again , everything is working perfectly, only the sound.
 
The icon is there down in the toolbare and when i play music or something with sound, i see that there is  little bit of movement , but i hear nothing.
 
No sound comes out, i tried almost everything and still nothing.
 
who can help me please?? you are my last resource.
 
Regards
tanya

A:harddisk crashed

When you say 'everything' what did you try?
Did you try updating the drivers?
Did you make sure the volume is full from the speaker icon in the taskbar?
Did you make sure no sounds are muted when you click on mixer?
Are you using external speakers/headphones?

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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 Sir/ Madam,
My internal hardidsk got spoil, when i am trying to get data from the harddisk it is not access to any other PC
here is details
Toshiba-Windows 7, 32 Bit
please help me to get back my data from the drive
Thank You

A:Internal Harddisk

Do you have an external HDD?
Try with Linux Mint MATE: download and make a bootable USB or DVD. Boot with it, no need to install.
Or alternatively, you can use Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

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Yeah... So I'm trying to install W8 dual boot with W7, and when in the setup file (following this guide; step 6D, the installation: Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista ) - after entering the serial and agreeing with the terms - When it's time to select a drive to install W8 on; It says I can't install on the hard disk "Windows8" because it is... Well, I don't remember exactly what it said but something like "Can't install on hard disk Windows8 because it is a GPT hard disk". Windows8 is a hard drive partition I created yesterday; before downloading W8.
Now... How do I change that? The hard disk has 49,9 GB of space avilable. So... Yeah.. How am I supposed to do? I really want to install Windows 8!
Hope you can help! Thanks!

A:Can't install W8 - Something about GPT harddisk....

I'd use gParted by booting to it. Use that to make it a basic drive with a primary partition. Set it active.

Reinstall Windows.

Many, many ways to do. I gave ya mine. Good luck.

---- Edit:

Ohh, I re-read and this is not a drive but rather a partition you're trying to install to? You'd probably have to convert the drive to basic first, non-destructively. I think gParted does that too.
This thread seems to have other good info:

Unable to install Win8 x 64Pro Retail on 3TB GPT drive on ASUS UEFI

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What is maximum number of hard disks (HDD and/or SATA) a system can support running XP for home pc?.. in performance wise, power wise, compatibility between hard drives, its effect on other I/O devices, brand wise, etc...
 

A:No. of harddisk connected

As many as you have drive letters, but really even more probably if you start RAIDing them.

There should be no compatibility issues, or branding issues, and power is limited only by the output and amount of connectors on your PSU.

About a week ago I had 5 physical hds a dvd drive, and a virtual dvd drive in my main PC (have since removed one physical hd). That used up (not counting A and B) through about M on my drive letters (drives had at least 1 partition each).
 

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Hi all,

I have some harddisk space problems, where i need your help.

I have allocated 100GB for my system drives, and 50GB is the actual space used for the system, while the balance is free space. This morning, i notice that about 32GB has been "used", and the balance free space shown is 18GB. I have look through all the folder, in cluding hidden file in the system drive...but...is fantastic, i sum up with total 50GB.

Where my 32GB gone????

Thank you,

Best regards,

Puah

A:Harddisk Space

that happen to me too harddisk space gone so fast.

i think it is because of a harddisk virus that eat your harddisk space .

so maybe do a defrag and scan your computer for virus and spyware.

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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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I was using Xp and I installed ubuntu by making partion in my hard disk and suddenly last week one virus (Userinit.exe) hit my XP and Now I can't Login In Xp So I want to Format my Hard Disk (C drive or even Full Hardisk).
I Tried Booting From Xp bootable cd but can't able to boot,so that to check it i inserted Ubuntu Cd i was Booting But Xp cd can't.Currently i am using Ubuntu On same system.
So,help me for booting, Formating My Hard Disk.


Thank You!!!

A:Format HardDisk

with your bootable xp disk when you booted the pc ,,did it ask you to hit any key to boot from CD?

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