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External Hard Drive not reading

Q: External Hard Drive not reading

Hey,

The other day I was using my external hard drive, Adaptec USB 2.0, when my dog stepped on the cord and unplugged it. Ever since then, when i plug the hard drive in, it has the normal recognition noise but never pops up. So i went to the 'safely remove hardware' option on the desktop. Every time i try to safely remove it, it has the loading icon and does nothing. Then whenever i restart or shut down my computer, it continually loads until i unplug my hard drive. Once unplugged, the computer acts normal.

I was wondering if there was any way i could fix the problem and get the hard drive working again.

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external hard drive no longer was reading as removable storage. It was only reading as local disk and the files did not show up, but the properties showed 211 gb of space used. I took it out of the case and hooked it up using a switching adaptor and a usb to sata and ide adaptor. still reads as local disk, but now shows my files with all these funky characters and also when I open my computer it shows the H: as a bunch of those funky symbols too....I did a backup in May of everything, but really would like to get the pictures off of the drive that I took in the last 4 months. any help would be appreciated.
 

A:external hard drive not reading...PLEASE HElp

Welcome to the TSG forum.
Have you tried running a Data recovery routine on the HDD ???
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-data-recovery-file-undelete-utility.htm

Recuva has had some success here at TSG .. (so I've read)
 

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I have a Seagate Free Agent Desk 1TB external hard drive that i have had for a little over a year.
When i plug the hard drive in to the USB and the power source, the hard drive spins and clicks, but nothing shows up
on the computer. The blue light on the drive does not eluminate when plugged in either. The drive worked properly
on two different laptops before, now all of a sudden it is not being recognized by either laptop. I tried the Disk Manager
and the drive did not show up in there either. I recently backed up all of my personal files on to the dirve before reformatting my laptop, but I did ensure that the files were on the drive when i double checked on the second laptop. now that i have reformatted the hard drive on the main laptop, the hard drive does not work. I can not reformat the drive, I have a lot of important information on the drive.
The laptop i am currently using is an IBM Thinkpad running windows XP.
Please tell me that the info is not lost.
Thanks for any help!!! ​
 

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I have myself an external drive that I've been using for a few years, and before I got a replacement to back everything up, it seems that my drive is no longer able to be read. I'm pretty sure it's an issue with the drive itself. After plugging it in, the light will turn on, and I can hear the drive motor running, but it seems to be "idle" running and unable to boot up.

Is there anything I can do to attempt file recovery at home?
 

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I recently got a seagate ata notebook hard drive, and am using it in a usb hard drive enclosure with my laptop, vista basic 32bit. Whenever I plug it into the computer, I can see the 'safely remove hardware' icon on the taskbar, and i can view its hardware properties in the safely remove hardware window, but otherwise my computer does not read the hard drive. For instance, if I have it plugged in and I open 'my computer', the window freezes and I do not see the hard drive. If I were to unplug the hard drive while still in the same window, the window would unfreeze and I would see the hard drive for a second, then it would disappear.

Also:
-The hard drive works fine on my computer that runs in windows XP
-I have tried other solutions where I delete DRVINDEX.DAT, INFPUB.DAT, INFSTOR.DAT, INFSTRNG.DAT, INFCACHE.*,SETUPAPI.*
-I have also tried restarting the computer with it plugged in; the computer stays on the loading screen before the password login for about 30 minutes, then may turn on (but I will be able to use the hard drive!)
-I have tried using each USB port
-Once in a blue moon, when I plug it in I will see an icon in the taskbar that says 'your USB device can run faster' and tells me to plug it into a high speed port highlighted in bold, each being empty (i think they're all high speed ports). Upon which, I can use the hard drive and it takes a minute to load
-I can't see the hard drive in administrative properties/memory management
-All of my drivers are up to ... Read more

A:USB External Hard Drive Reading Error

I am just unable to figure out the problem as far as i know Vista has the feature of plug and play USB port but cant get ehy it is not working for you. Do you try google for the solution.

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Have read other posts and tried them to no avail. Connected hard drive to lap top and desktop they both will not read. My printers U.S.B. cable is the same and it still wont read. I am running X.P. on desktop and Vista on lap top. Only had external hard drive for 17 months worked fine until now. Could anyone assist please. Hard drive is power driver separate to computer.
 

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harri,

What is the make and model of your Desktop and Laptop ?

Have you done any flash bios updates on the Desktop and Laptop ?
 

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My dog recently desrtroyed my labptop, and for the past 4 days I've been trying everything I can think of to recover data from the old computer's hard drive. my latest attempt was to plug the old hard drive into a hard drive enclosure. Both the USB cord and the enclosure work when pluged on they're read as a USB mass storage device however as soon as the hard drive is plugged into the enclosure th computer fails to read anything, nothing appears under my computer, device manager, or disk management.

The Hard drive is a Seagate Momentus 7200.3
2.5" SATA, Capasity:320 GB, 7200 RPM

The enclosure is a Tsunami Elegant 2500, 2.5" HDD Enclosure

if you cant think of how to make the enclosure work for me other suggestions for removing the data from the hard drive are also welcome
 

A:Computer not reading external hard drive

make sure the jumpers on the IDE hard drive are set to Slave
 

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I recently purchased a WD My Book, Essential Edition, external hard drive. It worked for about 2 weeks but now my computer does not recognize it. I have always removed it safely from the computer but have always received the message (on start up) that I don't have a high-speed USP port but that has never been a problem before in using the device, it may be slow but it always shows as being active. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Computer not reading external hard drive

I have some additional information about my problem.

Under Disk Management, my E: Book displays and I can even open it from here and see all of the files I have on it, yet it still does not show up under My Computer.

I don?t know how to do a screen shot, so here is what is displayed under Disk Management

Volume Layout Type File System Status

IBM_preload (C:) Partition Basic NFFS Healthy (System

IBM_Service Partition Basic FAT32 Healthy(Unknown Partition)

My Book (E:) Partition Basic FAT32 Healthy

I don?t know what the IBM_Service is? Do you think this is my problem? I appreciate any help you can give me.

Thanks.

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I'm worried my external hard drive is dying. Whenever I plug it in I get prompted to scan for errors and read and writing to the disk to insanely slow all of a sudden. I've tried it on different USB ports and with a different cable just to eliminate those variables.

It's a 500GB Verbatim Portable Hard Drive (this one I think but a little over a year old now http://www.verbatim.com/prod/hard-drives/portable/acclaim/)

I'm hoping there's a way to fix it as right now getting a new drive is a little out of my price range but I'm not really sure how to troubleshoot this sort of thing.
 

A:Slow reading and writing with external hard drive

According to the warranty: [A link to the PDF is provided at the link you gave.] http://www.verbatim.com/UserFiles/File/Hardware%20Limited%207-Year%20Warranty.pdf

Verbatim warrants its products to be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of 7 years from the date of purchase. Verbatim’s sole obligation with respect to claims of non -conformance made within the warranty period described above shall be, at its option, to repair or replace any item of Equipment that Verb atim, in its sole discretion, determines to be defective, subject to the procedure set forth.

Download the warranty to read in its entirety.
 

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Hi all.

My freecom external hard-drive is playing up on me.

When i plug it in, it recognises, it shows up in my computer, but when i double click the icon, it tells me "please insert a disk into drive w:" and it won't let me access the drive.

I have tried restarting computer, safely removing and re-inserting the drive, and changing the disk letter via the computer management tools.

Is there anything else i can do?

Cheers for any help lads,

Roy.
 

A:External hard-drive recognising, showing, but not reading?

Update:

Now i am getting a message to say that the "usb drive is not recognised" and that the drive is malfunctioning.
 

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I have a WD5000D032-000 pocket 500 Gig. It worked on my vista 32 bit home. I updated to windows 7 home premium 64 bit edition and now my computer can't read it. It is displayed under Device manager just not My Computer

A:The cleanly installed windows 7 is not reading my external hard drive

Does it have a drive letter? Please provide a screenshot from Disk Management.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have a WD5000D032-000 pocket 500 Gig. It worked on my vista 32 bit home. I updated to windows 7 home premium 64 bit edition and now my computer can't read it. It is displayed under Device manager just not My Computer
 

A:Solved: The cleanly installed windows 7 is not reading my external hard 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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I have a western digital 1 tb hard disk. which was working fine few hours ago.
but now when I am connecting it it is not showing in my computer.
I am using a windows 7 X64 machine.
I have tried every thing.
when I uninstall the driver from device manager and connect it again, windows tries to
install the driver but fails every time.

I have lot of important data on the drive
Plzzzz Helppp
 

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I have an external CD DVD R RW drive that worked last time I plugged it in but now keeps asking me to insert a disk and is the same for CDs and DVDs. I installed the cdromfix.reg file that someone suggested but to no avail. Any suggestions?
 

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i have an external usb hdd that is behaving very eraticly so much so that i cannot copy my data off using windows copy/paste

is there any way i can try access and copy the data using a dos comand

the reason i say dos command is because half the time windows cannot even see the drive however it is always visable in device manager
 

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Erratically in what way? Any error messages?
 

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I'm having a problem with my internal DVD Drive. It is detected in "my computer" as well as in Device manager, however, it does not read any CDs. Oddly enough it reads DVDs. Also when I use an external drive it reads cd's perfectly fine.

Here are the things I have done so far. Updated the drivers/firmware for the internal DVD drive. Delete the upper/lower values in the registry editor pertaining to the DVD drive.

If anyone has any other suggestions I would love to be able to burn CDs without having to use my annoying external drive.

Thank you very much for your help.
 

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I bought an Iomega external hard disk. When it works with my HP laptop there is no problem, but in my desk computer it is horrible! Slow, sometimes it simply stops and stops the whole system, since no application continues running. Is there any recommendation, please?
 

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Sounds like an issue with your desk computer. I'm assuming it's a USB HDD. Try updating system drivers/USB drivers.
 

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I used a Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus to backup data in Vista 32bit, then formatted HDD and did clean install of Windows 7 64bit over it. Now when I go to "Computer Management > Disk Managent, it says "You must Initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager Can acess it". Because it's asking me which partition style to use (MBR or GBT) I'm assuming that "initializing" will wipe my data....Is that true?

A:Win 7 Not Reading External Drive (with backup data)

Yes, do not initialize the external HD.

Plug external into another computer to see if it sees the data.

Did you leave the external plugged in during Win7 install?

It should not have been affected as Win7 installer will not recognize external HD's.

Can you post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management map as it exists now, using Snipping Tool in start menu, attaching file using paper clip in reply box?

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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

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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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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.
 

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One of my hard drives in my mini server does not want to read??? it states that it is Healthy (GPT Protective Partiton) it states that it works in device manager and is working... help me please
 

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anyone?
 

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Hello All

I have a HP omnibook 6000, 600mhz, 256RAM, XP sp2
Norton Systemworks, Its on a LAN

I am noticing that at times the HD is constantly seeking??(reading)...even when I am not doing anything. Like something is running in the background.
I am not very knowledgeable of the processes in the task manager window but I do know if I see something a little out of the ordinary, so everything looks fine.

Whats funny is while I am typing this email it has stopped, but it is something that have my (watchout!!!!!!!) antennas up

Anyone have any suggestions, recommendations????
Any help is greatly appreciated
Thanks
 

A:Hard Drive reading even when its not being used

Unless it is constant, that's not abnormal. Windows does internal management and System Restore may also be archiving data when the computer is otherwise idle.
 

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pentium 2 with 98 wont read c: cmos confusion? maxtor 40 gig wont detect master ,can boot with floppy fdisk wont work no drive to format
jumped mother board no help
no fat partition but cant do anything with partion magic
hard drive screwed?
got cmos settings from maxtor no help
com had 2 gig maxtor with it and reformatted that drive no problem
cdrom seems to work fine and comes up as prime slave
i checked jumpers on drive as well
this is really becoming a big headache
hope your smarter than me
thanx for any help
 

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http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/m...tware Downloads/ATA Hard Drives&downloadID=58
 

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Hey guys.

My hard drive which i've been using to store movies, suddenly stopped reading on my computer. I have had it plugged into my computer for like a week, i unplugged it and forgot to do the safe eject thing. The computer was off though. I gave it to my friend to borrow, and apparently the hard drive didn't work. it did not read at all. So he gave it back to me, and i tried it at home, i plugged it in, the light on the hard drive is on, but i waiting several minutes and the hard drive just did not read. i tried plugging in my other usb to see if its my computer's problem, but it isn't.

Is there a way for windows xp to read it somehow? like to check if its plugged in or is reading?

Surely the hard drive aint broken?

Cheers
 

A:Hard-drive Not Reading!

You can make sure the hard drive is not broken by connecting it internally after removing it from the external case.
Disconnecting external drives without the safe eject only can cause harm if the PC is on and the drive is being accessed while you snap it out.
 

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think it would be possible to get the info off an old hard drive? Its out of a c1999 computer that long gave up but I kept the HD as it had a lot of photos of my mum & dad on it.
I saw a "hard drive docking staion" for sale recently, would the old HD plug into that & would my new (vista)computer recognise anything from probably a win 95 or 98 machine?
The HD is a Fujitsu model MPE3064AT, has one 40 pin socket, one 6 pin & one heavy 4 pin.
thanks
 

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ok i replace my harddrive recently and i accidently hooked up the hard drive to the wrong cable, which i found out after i loaded windows xp. Now my harddrive is named (I its not a real big deal but some of my programs wont install because of it. I unplugged harddrive and plugged it into the other cable. but it still didnt fix the problem. What am I doing wrong and how can i fix it?

If you have any suggestions they will be apreciated.

Matt
 

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When you want to change drive letters, follow these steps:

1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
2. Under Computer Management, click Disk Management. In the right pane, you’ll see your drives listed. CD-ROM drives are listed at the bottom of the pane.
3. Right-click the drive or device you want to change, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
4. Click Change, click Assign the following drive letter, click the drive letter you want to assign, and then click OK.

You will not be able to change the boot or system drive letter in this manner. Many MS-DOS-based and Windows-based programs make references to a specific drive letter (for example, environment variables). If you modify the drive letter, these programs may not function correctly.
 

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so this is gonna be tough to explain but here we go, I recently replaced my graphics card and my power supply, everything is plugged in correctly and the hard drive even turns on I can hear it. But it says no boot drive connected, when I go into the cmos setup it even says my hard drive is there, also the only way I can get to cmos is to reset everythinf by taking out the battery in my motherboard and unplugging my computer for a bit. I do not have a boot disk the one for my graphics card didn't work, Thanks.
 

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I purchased an Iomega hard drive a few weeks ago, and had no problems with it, but a message on my equally as new laptop kept popping up. It kept asking me if I wanted to use the Toshiba "Sleep And Charge" function, and I finally got fed up and pressed, "no, don't ask me again." Ever since, my hard drive goes through the motions of connecting and turning on, but it isn't showing up. In short, the lights are on, but nobody's home.

I have already gone to the device manager/finder on my laptop and tried to bring up the "Sleep and Charge" function again, but nothing's happening. Help?
 

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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.

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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
 

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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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I am trying to use this PC to read a previous hard drive from another HP pavilion (purchased in September 2016 but now written off by my insurers as the screen got damaged and could not be replaced) vis a USB caddy. Using the current USB caddy I get a message that it needs to be USB 3.0 compatible and the drive will not read. I have checked with my local tech support and the drive is readable on their system. How can I resolve this as I need to access it, to retrieve a one off program which was not fully backed up before the laptop got damaged

A:Reading Old Hard drive via USB Caddy

So I gather it is a usb 2.0 caddy/adapter? Have you tried plugging it into a USB 2.0 port on another computer? 

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I need help getting the files off my second Hard Drive. The drive was taken off my old XP Pc and put on my new Vista Pc. The files are there but when i want to read them I get Access denied. I have gone through all the security checks, ticked boxes changed administrator and users. but still can't access them. I only need the files from My Documents. Any help will be appreciated.

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Tech Support Guy:

I made the mistake of having one of my computers cleaned and refreshed by Circuit City. Never again.

I have two 40GB hard drives on board, but My Computer is only reading one of the drives, with a split between Drive C: and Drive E: I believe Windows files are on Drive E, but I can't tell if these drives were partitioned.

How do I get the computer or WinXP to read the second drive?

Device Properties reads an ST34001 4A on Location 1 and ST34001A on Location 0.
 

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I have a Western Digital 1200JB specialedition 120gb hard drive and for some reason the size is shown as 112GB . The motherboard is Brand new so I know that the bios of the ASUS board I just installed can recognize the larger drive plus I just flash my BIOS so there should be know problem Whats up? Anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Hard drive not reading right size.

Even though it is a 120gb hard drive, your computer is correct by seeing 112gb. After the partition, format, this is all you will get out of the drive. I have the same hard drive and my computer sees 112gb also. It is normal. You may get a bit more space if you partition the drive into two.
 

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I have taken a Toshiba 40 gig haard drive out and replaced it with a Hitachie hard drive..Now my question is does IBM have to have an approved hard drives or can you use a similer type of drive..Because now it shows that error code 2010 and not an aurthorized hard drive...
 

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Hi,

I just installed a hard drive I had for quite sometime just sitting on the shelf in it's unopened box collecting dust. I finally get the time to install it today but when my computer boots, it shows it as only 31.4GB (BIOS reads 31.8GB). It is actually a 80GB Hard drive and it says that on the label and box. I have re-formatted the drive and I tried to update my BIOS, but when I reboot after the update it says default BIOS settings loaded due to a bad check sum. This 80GB hard drive is supposed to be my backup but I only get 31.4GB??

If you need anymore information, please, just ask. I am computer savy...
 

A:Hard Drive (IDE) Not reading correctly

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First off this may be in the wrong section. Sorry if it is, but could not figure the right one.

So, I had a Dell Dimention 2400 which I got a tad bit upset with and kinda destroyed. I realized that I had files on there that I need to have. They are for Quicken 2001 and they were backed up to my documents. My question is this:
My old pc was a Dell, so is this one. The hard drive in the old one is a IDE. If I pull the HD from the new Dell and it turns out to be an IDE can I plug in the old HD, find my files, move them to my external HD, shut the pc off and re install the HD that came with the new pc back into the new pc?

Or will it not work.

If not its fine. I looked online and found that the IDE/SATA to USB cables and power cord is all over the internet for about 25.00.
Maybe someone who knows a bit better than I can give me a link to what I will need to read HD's as another external drive.
Dont mind buying a set, just want to be sure to get the right ones.

Thanks
 

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I just tried to defragment my hard drive and it is saying it cannot defrag it as it is maxed out etc.
This is wrong as I have this drive partitioned and the partition I am trying to defrag is 128 GB, yesterday I had used up approx 35 GB of this drive so there is no way I can have used up the reamaining 93 GB's.
Can anyone tell me what is happening and where the free space is gone.
 

A:hard drive reading maxed

seems like there r errors in the partition records. have u run checkdisk?? go to command prompt, and type chkdsk <drive>. eg: C:>chkdsk D:
after its finished, check to see the partition size is the real one.
 

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my computer(s) are not reading the external hard drive that i purchased. i have tried on my desktop windows xp..toshiba laptop windows vista.. and my now my netbook (compaq hp vista)...do i need to install some sort of softwear? the hard drive has a 2.0 usb port. when i connect it to any cpu..it doesnt even recognize that there is anything conected...HELP !!! please!
 

A:cpu not reading zdata 1t ext hard drive

Have you looked into Disk Management to see if it shows up there?

Start> Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Computer Management> Disk Management
 

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hi.i have a fujitsu v3405 laptop.i had to replace the hard drive.now it will not show up in bios.i have tried the hard drive in another computer and it shows up straight away.there is nothing wrong with the hard drive.i am not to sure what to do now.can someone give me a clue what to do.
thanks.
 

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Recently my vista laptop's HD just keeps reading constantly. I've disabled indexing, superfetch, windows defender, the autodefrag, and it is still doing it. I've loaded up the resource monitor and tried to determine what is running and it looks like when disk activity is high, AVGW (AVG anti-virus) is running, but I'm clueless as it doesn't always seem to read. I only really use this computer for work related issues. In any event, here is my HJT Log. Any help is appreciated.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:11:08 PM, on 2/15/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Users\MobileDragon\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\KhalShared\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explore... Read more

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Hi, I have an old computer, so I installed a new hard drive, it is not reading properly? any suggestions?
 

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oooook hoping some1 can help me here .... i have a seagate 80 gig "ST380011A" and everytime i have tried and tried to get the full 80 i get stuck with 31.4

I've tried to find a BIOS upgrade ... tried Partition Magic ... almost ready to try and see if it can fly from my balcony ...

Thats my specs from spec agent or somthing ... any ideas ??

BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 02/14/2000-i440BX-8671-2A69KG0DC
OEM Sign-On: Intel 440BX/ZX AGPSet BIOS for 6BXC V.F1
Chipset: Intel 440BX/ZX rev 3
Superio: ITE 8671 rev 1 found at port 279h
OS: WinXP SP2
CPU: Pentium III 500 Mhz MAX: 600 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 512 MB
 

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