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windows xp harddisk problem

Q: windows xp harddisk problem

hello guys on my external hard disk i have 4 folders with some files i never sav that i cant delete.. windows gives me a error
this folders have weird names like
4c402034084a40e5c0f56a85f1
826ceb777837a61f2fca6c
how can i delete this folders

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Hi, My Hp touchSmart 15-j949us; M#: E0K02UA; S#: 5CG3254F3L. Comes with windows 8.1 pro installed. This was 2 years ago. In 1915 I have upgrade to windows 10.I have had problem with my fanmotor. After replacing the fanmotor, the machine will not start.What must I do to get back to windows 10 after factory reset. I have not execute it yet. I got an mesage that said: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup

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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.
 

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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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 have a 210GB Hard drive and apparently i only have 16GB of space left. This didn't look right to me so i went into my Cdrive and checked the size of each folder and added them up on a calculator. Not counting folders that were a few MB or KB the calculator told me i have only used approximately 146GB of space. I ran a defrag and cleanup only a few days ago. So what's going on?

Here are the folders in my C drive:

Program Files = 2GB
Program Files (x86) = 70GB
Windows Folder = 23GB
Users = 44.6GB
SwSetup = 6GB
Temp = 0 bytes
PerfLogs = 0 bytes
Intel = 604KB
inetpub = 188KB
IExp1.tmp = 0 bytes
IExp0.tmp = 0 bytes
Games = 126MB
col1832 = 2.16MB
ATI = 248MB
AMD = 3.87

A:HardDisk Problem

Are you counting hidden and system files?

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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?
 

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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.
 

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My hard disk did not detecting when i connect hard disk to the pc the system will restarts
please anyone can help
 

A:harddisk problem

Remove temporarily the HDD while computer is turned off and unplugged. Does it reboot also?
 

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My don't start.I need a recovery cd or usb. On the mean time bought a new harddisk now I need Windows 10.Try to do factory configuration, but nothing. Or simple I can't do that.I have never made a recovery cd. M#: E0K02UAS#: 5CG3254F3L

A:Harddisk problem

If you have previously installed and activated the Windows 10 you can reinstall it without a license key. The hardware id is stored on MS servers and will activate automatically.Use the directions here to "create installation media to use on another pc".https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10

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Hello, my friend recently formated one of his hdd (the main), he put windows XP on it.. evreything works fine... on the bootup it finds 2 hdd.. so evreything is normal... same thing in the bios... but once he goes on my computer there's only one hdd, only the master.. it looks like that it doesn't find the slave. You guys have some advices?? Please let me know as soon as possibile.

Sincerely
Massimo
 

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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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Good morning.I have tried everything that's possible with my laptop.I can't get it to work. I try to do a factory reset but nothing.Is it not possibe to get a windows 10 recovery USB stick from hp support?or Ihave bought one, where can I get one?

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Sir, i've 80 gb harddisk, but unfortunately while i'm formatting it, it shows me only 37.7 gb instead of 80 gb. So, sir please help me urgently to solve this problem.
 

A:problem in harddisk

First, please confirm that the hard disk contains only one partition and that it uses all the space on the hard drive. If that is the case then I would guess that chkdsk has over the years identified (and marked unusable) about half the sectors on the disk. That is unlikely; more likely you are talking about a partition that is only about half the hard disk.
 

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Hi.

I have just bought a new USB Harddisk case and plug it in onto my laptop, at first, it works fine. But in the past few days, Window XP cannot recognise the HD as "USB Mass Storage Device" as it used to be.

Now whenever I plug my USB cable in the port, it only shows "Unknown Device" under the Universal Serial Bus Controllers

What has gone wrong?

Thanks, guys !!!! This has been bothering me for a while..

--
Ed
 

A:USB External Harddisk problem

This little raindance will usually fix this issue.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.
 

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My old 80GB crapped out on me, or so lengthy revival attempts showed, after a "Disk Read Error" message and reboot cycle on startup. So my friend gave me his old 40GB drive that may or may not have been formatted, he doesn't recall. I plug the Master ribbon cable and power connector to the drive, put my XP disk into my CD drive (to install XP when the time comes) and power on. The drive spins up. I get "Detecting Primary Master..............." or some such and then it goes to a black screen with a little flashing underscore. Oddly enough the light in my optical mouse flashes in time with it.

Am I just missing something in the reformat process or do I have something more to be concerned about?

Update: Okay, I changed my boot order so now I can get the XP CD to start starting. But part way through it stops and gives me "SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" and then tells me to make sure any new hardware is properly installed. It adds the Technical Information of "STOP: 0x0000006F (0x00000020, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)" I'm using the ribbon-cable designated Master... does it matter if I use P4 or P5 for power?

It doesn't appear that Jumper position is the issue since I've tried it on Master and Cable Select with the same result...

Edit 2: XP disk was only an Upgrade so I'm up the creek at the moment. I'll try again later. Bah!
 

A:Harddisk install problem

First, try to format the drive with delpart to be sure, that all partitions which may have been created are delete Can you put the jumper on slave mode ? Or was your other drive master?
 

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I have WD Passport 320GB. I am using different desktop PC and laptops. All the window operating systems are XP. The problem is that pc or Laptop not always can recognise this USB HD.
Any suggestions to solve this problem
Thank you.
Moh
 

A:USB External Harddisk Problem

And what would the problem be?
 

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Good day!

I need help please. I have a seagate hard disk 80 GB. the problem started with a disk error then the bios now only detect 11BG of the total 80GB. How can i resolve this problem?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Seagate Harddisk Problem

Go to your HD manufacturer's web site download and run the HD diagnostic utility.
 

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Hello everybody.
I have installed my new Win8 and it seems it is in conflict with my second harddrive - WDC WD3200AAKB-00WHA0.
When the drive is plugged in, Win8 won't start at all, when I remove it, Win8 boots normally (from my first harddrive).
BIOS settings are correct, the first booting device is the first harddrive, where win8 is installed.
All HDDs are SATA.

Please, do you have any comments, any ideas?

Thank you very much!

Kvint3

A:win8 and harddisk problem

What happens if you plug it in after restarting? If lucky, then you could get control of it, maybe.

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I'm having problems with this 80GB WD IDE harddisk I purchased 6 months ago. It was working perfectly fine until recently. Nowadays it suddenly disappears from Windows and BIOS without a warning. Then I turn my system off for a few minutes and then turn it back on and it's working again. I have Ariolic ActiveSMART software installed and it shows no problems with that particular harddisk. My system is an Intel 865PERL motherboard with P4 3Ghz HT, running a Windows XP Pro with all the updates installed for hardware and software.

I will appreciate any help/suggestions to resolve this problem
 

A:Weird harddisk problem

Have you checked the ribbon cable to make sure its securely seated? If it passes S.M.A.R.T. tests but occationally fails thats the first place I'd check. If that doesnt' fix it, try an entirely new ribbon cable. Also be sure to check the molex connector.
 

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Hi all,
Recently i have purchased 1TB Lacie external hard disk.I am unable to access the hard drive when connected to PC.When it is powered on it is giving sound.


Thanks&regards
Shankar
 

A:Reg. harddisk access problem

Is the external drive formatted?
 

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My XP does not detect my other harddisk (slave). Bios detects it but when windows starts i cannot access the drive. computer management-> disk managment does not do the trick this time. i installed windows again, and the drive was detected, but after a couple of boots it was the same. The harddisk cannot be found by windows. Both of my harddisks are Seagate Barracuda (master 120gb, slave 80gb) . I tried both of the disks on another computer and they worked fine. What is this, can anyone help?
 

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hi,
i recently got an additional 160 gb harddisk for my old pc.... and made my older 40 gb hd into the secondary drive... i have windows xp system
the older drive has 4 partitions... wen i check in MY COMPUTER the 4th partition in the secondary drive is shown as 6.91 gb... with free space of 1.11 gb... earlier, ie after the drives had been put in and the pc running fine, i could not access the data on the 4th part of the 40 gb older drive and even after trying with data recovery software i gave up n just formated it.... but even after the format the drive size is still being shown as..
free space:1.11 gb
total size : 6.91 gb..
is der any way i can fix this problem?this 40 gb hdd is 3 yrs old,... is it possible dat it is physically damaged?..

thanks...
zeke
 

A:secondary harddisk problem

I don't think it is damaged. Go to administrative tools via the control panel, run computer management then select disk management. (Take care here) Right click on the drive that has the problem and delete the 6GB partition. You should be able to see the full capacity of the drive in unallocated space. Create a new partition using all the space and let your system format the drive. Thinks should be fine if that is the case.

If you can see your old partitions in disk management but they are displayed as unknown or something you may have formated them as dynamic volumes before. In that case it could be possible to access their data if you need to but please ask around on how to do this-sorry I don't know!
 

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hi..my harddisk screwed up..i'm able to start up the pc but it does not load windows where a blue screen is shown for 1 second and then it restarts itself..i sent it for repair and the guy said that my harddisk partition is screwed up and he cant reinstall windows..is this possible?

which is a better brand? western digital, maxtor, or seagate?
 

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i got eject problem everytime i plug any usb drive
when i open the process using a program called "procexp" or process explorer that i downloaded , i found some process preventing the safely remove hardware
Screenshot below :

the process is :
1. $extend/$metadata
2. System Volume Information

edit : i cant close the handle (process) it say "the handle is invalid"
i am using win 10 build 10586

please help me, any comment is greatly appreciated
thanks

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Assume I have a rather new external (Toshiba) 3TB USB harddisk.

During the last days I experienced a data loss because one of the data blocks on the hard disk seems to get damaged.

I run a surface test with one of these hardidsk management tools like Minitool Partition Wizard.

It shows exactly ONE bad block on the hard disk (see attached snapshot).

So if I backup the current stuff to another hard disk, then re-format the hard disk and finally re-transfer the data files on the hard disk in focus: Can I continue to use this hard disk without problems?

I have heard that new hard disks are smart enough to exclude such error blocks from their internal table of free available blocks.
So if I later copy some files onto it then the files will NEVER be copied to the bad block.
It will be completely invisible in the future.

Is this correct?

Thank you
Peter

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Hi, I have a boot problem.when i do the Harddisktest it gives a failure:u4G42K-5SU8HT-MFPV5F-60W303with product id: A1Z63EA#ABH I used UBUNTU to save files from my harddisk, so i can see the maps. Is it possible that it is stil broken? regards, Patrick  













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A:boot problem/ harddisk problem

Hi,It had failed. You need to replace hard drive with new one of similar form factor2.5 inch SATA HDDhttp://support.hp.com/ph-en/document/c03025707Use recovery media to factory reset after replacement.Your came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bitRegardsVisruth

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What the heck. I used the partition option when I was installing Windows Vista, so Windows seperate my harddisk in 439g and 490g partition. When I am finished installing Windows Vista I have only one C drive with 439 GB?!?!

Please help, what is this? What should I do?
 

A:Windows stole my harddisk

Go into Disk Management and look at the graphical representation of the drive. You should see the 439 gig partition and probably 490 gigs of unallocated space. Just right click on the space and choose to format, assign a drive letter and Windows will partition and format the remaining free hard disk space.
 

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Hi All,

I want to create recovery media (DVD or HDD) for my Windows 7 running on my VAIO laptop. I noticed that my HDD is already having 13.51 GB partition which is labelled as "Recovery Partition" (not visible in My Computer but visible in Computer management tool in control panel).

Can you please suggest me how to use this Recovery partition as a recovery media for my windows? I don't want to create DVDs as recovery media.

A:Recovery Harddisk for windows

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

In your first paragraph you say you want to create recovery DVD media, but in your second paragraph you say to don't want to create recovery DVD media so you'll forgive me for being a tad confused.

That said, check your Sony desktop menu and your Sony manual for instructions on how to recover your system.

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HI..
I want to make an usb windows8 harddisk bootable.
Guide me please. I am running windows7 right now.

A:usb harddisk bootable from windows 7

Hello Maifs,

The tutorial below can help show you how to make a bootable Windows 8 USB flash drive to use to install Windows 8 with.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...eview-iso.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I bought a new harddisk wanting to back-up data of another unstable old harddisk. Both the new & old harddisks are installed Windows XP in NTSF file format. When I connect the two harddisks to the same mother board and enter Windows XP from one of the harddisks, I cannot find the other harddisk in the windows explorer. However, when I use PartitionMagic to view the harddisks, I can see the missing harddisk is there but with a partition type 44.

Problem solved by disabling the GoBack program. Thanks all viewing.
 

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Hi All,

I am having a compaq laptop.
I am having a 500GB spare HDD which can be used as internal HDD. Its totally empty.

Currently there is a 250GB HDD attached to my laptop which is having windows 7.

I want to replace my 250GB HDD with 500GB HDD and install windows 7.
But my DVD Drive is not working and I also dont have a USB(pen drive).

I can connect my 500GB HDD as an external HDD via USB.

What i want is to install windows 7 on my 500GB HDD by creating a partion in that 500GB HDD and replacing it with installation of windows 7.
and than i'll replace my 250GB HDD with 500GB HDD and install windows 7 via that that partition that i created in 500GB HDD.

I dont know how to make that partition bootable.

Please help me how to solve this problem
Regards and thanks
Akshansh

A:Installing Windows 7 from harddisk.

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to use HP Recovery:
Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
Performing an HP System Recovery in Windows 7 - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

or
You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
Compaq Mini CQ10-500 PC series*-* HP Notebook PCs - Order Recovery Discs for Windows 7, Vista, or XP - c00810334 - HP Business Support Center

You could try downloan loading the HP USB app:
HP USB Recovery Flash Disk Utility HP Mini 110-1131DX PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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Hello. Approx two hours ago I was watching some google pictures. After clicking one of them, I noticed the Java-program/script or something ran for two seconds. I thought it was harmless.A few minutes later I was going to find something in my documents folder, where I noticed every file was gone from the folder. The files were showed on Windows/Start->All programs-> and I could see the files where you can usually start programs. The were also some scanner icon to left, not normal ones. It was definetely new icons, that look like all other virus ikons. Also I couldnt open programs as far as I can remember, but somehow I managed to open taskmanagr, but not the original but processexplorer or something(I've had a virus before, where I tas told to download that program from this site). I exited those progresses that I knew were the suspicious ones. After a while, trying to check up on internet my computer shut down itself. I ran it in safemode afterwards, running Malwarebytes program, cant remember full name but I got it from here. There were zero infections. Afterwards I could actually use ad-aware, I ran a scan, deleted two infections and went to safemode again. I tried hijackthis at first, but I was told I "administrator has set the system settings that prevent this installation" or something like that. I'm norwegian so sorry for the bad translation. I got it to work by saving it to the desktop. Here is the log, I still haven't shutdown computer ... Read more

A:My documents folder content removed, harddisk problem etc. Headache virus..

I'm also curious how I will recover the files from my documents as I can now remember they were gone from Start-All programs (plus recycle bin) too?
 

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Hello all,
I just installed Windows 7 (build 7022) and my friend told me about this forum. So i had a look and this forum became quite handy, but lets get to the point

Windows 7 has a kind of benchmark of your system just like Vista. Of course I was wondering about what score my system would have on Windows 7. So I benchmarked and all scores were quite the same, except for my harddisk. on vista i had a score of 5.7 and on Windows 7 a score of 3.0, which I think is strange. Does someone know what the problem is.

-- BeeTz

A:Windows 7 harddisk index score

I have the same :'). Is the problem that i dont have drivers for my maxtor? I have a second usb hard drive, is that the problem?

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it's few week's now that, windows don't recognize my external harddisk.
windows start in and out and in.
Apparently i have a worm cause the other day i clean the disk with a cleaner on a computeur of a mate; it's worked good again but been reinfected by my computeur.
I can't contact him again cause he's gone (travalers like me) and what ever he did'nt remenber the name of this worm.
do you heve any idea about?? thanks
 

A:windows don't recongniz my periphiric harddisk

I suggest that you use correct spelling and punctuation so that we can understand you, and that you try scanning it again. If there's nothing that you can't do without, then just wipe it clean (fdisk/format) and reinstall windows on the system drive because it is reinfecting the external drive, or so you say it does.
 

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Hi,

I have been trying to install windows XP Pro on my laptop, but the installation keeps prompting this message: hard disk not found, please check if the disk is correctly connected and powered.

I have been trying out Ubuntu (linux), and had to create a ext3 and a swap partition. Any idea why this is happening.

And when i use windows 98 second edition, the fdisk utility does not detect the full capacity. Plus, when i format or scandisk it cant fix all the errors. PLEASE HELP.
 

A:Windows Installation Not detecting my harddisk

hi friend,
its not only ur problem, i bought a new compaq presario v 6000, i am trying to install win XP sp2, its showing this same message: hard disk not found, please check if the disk is correctly connected and powered after we press enter for windows xp setup.
if you find the ans pls msg me to [email protected]

 

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Hello everybody,
I have the following problem:
I have an Alienware 17 laptop. When the charging cable (while attached to the laptop) is put into the socket, the laptop makes a beeping noise, and switches on - well, something is switched on.
There is no proper boot, but I can can hear the harddisk spinning. It will stay like that, until i push the Reset button, upon which the laptop boots properly.
I wonder, what is the reason for this behaviour & is there a chance that this will damage my hardware?
At any rate, I would very much like to stop this behaviour.
Your help is much appreciated.
Philipp

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Hi there. Im using hp sleek 14 b013tu.. struggle to find right driver for my harddisk to load during setup windows 7 64bit..it not detactable and need load driver to see harddisk partition..hope somebody can share right driver to finish setup that windows.. Tq

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I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my X270 20HN. My BIOS setup is default, except that I disabled Secure Boot and changed UEFI/Legacy Boot to Both (instad of UEFI Only) to make the PC able to boot from my Windows 8 installation USB disk. The Windows Installation window starts up perfectly, and I'm able to confirm the EULA. When I choose custom (advanced) installation there is no partisions / disks shown.Only "update", "disk settings" and "load driver" buttons are shown, and an error message saying:"No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation" I have tried to download all drivers from the Storage tab on the following page, unzipped them and added them to the USB stick:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-... However, the Windows Installation cannot find any drivers. What should I do to get the Windows Installation tool find the drives?What drivers should I use, if I need to provide them manually? Thanks a lot in advance for your help! Kind regards,Nicklas

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Few days back, i upgraded windows 7 to windows 8 with digital download from microsoft website and i loaded that downloaded file into DVD for safety purpose.
Due to mother board failure, i replaced new mother board and the corresponding technician totally formatted my HDD.
Now i want to install windows 8 again, can i use that DVD which i loaded digital download file.
Need your help

A:Harddisk is formatted, can i reinstall windows 8- Needhelp

Hello Shiv, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If that was a Windows 8 ISO file that you burned to the DVD, then yes you will be able to boot from the DVD to do a clean install with it.

Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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I have just acquired an old laptop that has a lot of old crap on it that I can't get rid of. It really needs a good fresh start to get going.

From the research I've done it seems that the best way to do it is to format the hard drive. I don't have the original Windows XP CD, though...or any other driver CDs for that matter. I do have, however, all the software CDs for my new desktop computer I purchased.

Do you think it's possible to use the Windows XP CD I have for my new computer? Any other suggestions for what I can do?

Thanks.
 

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Hello, I bought a Seagate SRD00F1 1TB external hard disk drive. It does not show up on my computer. All it shows is as portable, and nothing on the computer window.

Please help I am on the verge of losing important data

It does not detect on any other ports of the desktop or in another desktop or laptop, and also my ports are fine I can plug in other hard disk drives just fine.

A:Windows wont detect portable harddisk

Well, I would try to see if you have a Linux machine or if a friend has one where you can plug your external in and see if it can detect it?

Also, this may not be your HD failing but it could be the chip on your case that has gone bad. The only way to test this is to physically remove the Hard Drive from its external case (being VERY careful). Typically (but not always) this involves completely destroying the case. As I said "not always" my external case simply has a piece that I can remove to get to the Sata connectors, which is what you want to get to.

Once you have removed your external case and/or have access to the Sata connectors on the actual Hard drive, use a Sata data/power cable to connect it directly to your PC. (as if it were just a normal HD)

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my harddisk went dead (click-click) so i took one from another laptop and formatted. got a boxed win 8 but i can't install. Secure boot is off - I can access the bios but when i boot up all i get is a blinking cursor and black screen. the PC came originally  with an oem install. I think the gpt table is missing (or something).

A:unable to install windows 8 on lenovo b590 with a new harddisk

Have you tried to format the drive as part of the install? What is the HDD size?
Keep us posted

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I have recently dissamsembled and cleaned my notebook. After reassembly I expereienced several errors and had to dissassemble and reassemble again. I also thought the problem could be related to the system harddisk so I removed this and installed it in a harddisk station and connected to annother notebook to see if there were any errors. I did not find any errors but because it is a system disk, the other notebook's system tried to "repair" the drive. Now after I have reinstalled the harddisk in my old notebook, it starts up fine, and all the hardware issues seems fixed. However now the windows version on this system thought there was something wrong and tried to "repair" the harddisk. After this, I do not have full access to windows 10 functions such as start button, windows update etc. and the system itself cannot find any errors expect the harddisk "repair" attempts. How do I regain control over my notebook?

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Hi all,

I am using a Fuijitsu Siemens Scaleo P 2540 PC.
This was the out of the box system configuration:
G31M MS-7379 version 4.0
2x2048mb DDR2 667 mhz
QuadCore intel 6600 2,4 GHz
Low end 128 mb Geforce graphics card
2x 500GB WD7500AAKS 7200rpm
Vista Home Edition

I bought this nearly 2 years ago and downgraded immediately to windows XP.
And I connected two extra Sound cards (1x M-Audio PCI and 1 x Digidesign Mbox 2 mini USB powered) and some external hard drives.
In the 2 years after my purchase I never did a reformat/reinstall (exept the downgrade) until about 2,5 months ago, the reinstall completed just fine on the windows partition.
About a week or so my problems started:
-One of my internal drives (a disk with 1 partition) suddenly wasnt showing in This Computer. So it was panic. I used some partition table tools (they might have fd up everything on there.)
-The system froze for no reason (it seemed) and became unusable.
So I thought I did something wrong with the installation of drivers and stuff and tried to get it working again with a fresh installation to back up all my data. That did help a bit and I could only back up my files to USB with a average speed of 300 kb/s. After 2 days of copying it froze again. I noticed that when I disconnected my Wacom tablet (USB powered), the system booted significantly faster.
So with this in mind I got a new PSU (+100Watt upgrade to 450) and a new Hitachi SATA HD.
I cleaned up the fans and such so I could get a fresh start... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot install Windows XP, Vista or 7 on SATA Harddisk

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I want to partition harddisk and create user in Windows (2000, Xp, 2003) by run a batch file. Then when I click batch file it automatic run like when I setup Windows. Please, help me. Thanks a lot!
 

A:Automatic partition harddisk and creation users in Windows

WHAT!? dont understand dude

if you want to create an automated Windows install - then look at sysprep

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302577&sd=tech

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