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external hard drive partition one part Fat32 one part NFTS?

Q: external hard drive partition one part Fat32 one part NFTS?

So I have a 1.5 terabite external hard drive and I want to be able to have it work with my Playstation 3. I also want it to work with my Toshiba Laptop which has Vista. Can anyone tell my how to format the partition so that it is Fat32 and the other is NTFS? on a side note if I instal UBuntu onto my PS3 do I need to use the fat32 for that also or will NTFS work with it? Thanks alot.

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Hello folks,
At the risk of sounding thick.
I have a LaCie 500gb formatted with Fat32, this was for use with my PC AND PS3. I have about 150gb used. I now want to back up my pc to make some hardware changes but i cant back this up to my EHD because its formated to fat32. I don't have enough room on my HD to save the data from my EHD, format the EHD to ntfs and save it back.
Is it possible to format an EHD to part fat32 and part ntfs?
Or is my only alternative another EHD?
Thanks for any help
Paul
 

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Hi all.

I've had my partitions over several drives set for many months. Suddenly on boot this morning, one of the partitions isn't recognized by Windows (7 64-bit). My partition software (EaseUS Partition Manager Pro) does "see" it and shows the correct division of used and unused space. This is an NTFS partition with 11.86 GB capacity and 2.50 GB used. The status is None and the type is logical.

The error message box title is "Location is not available". The message is:
H:\ is not accessible.
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

I've had no activity in this partition for several days. The partitions on either side are fine (fingers crossed they stay that way!). They same the same characteristics (although obviously different capacities) as the missing partition.

I'd really like to get those files; not positive my backup is the very latest.

Help will be much appreciated. As always.

Thanks.

A:Partition on part of hard drive no longer recognized

Well I've got my partition back. First I tried restoring to two days before the problem started. That didn't work; my partition still wasn't "seen". Then I went into my partition software (EaseUS Pro) and asked it to check the partition. It checked the partition properties, ran chkdsk and did a surface test. It didn't find errors but it did correct the problem.

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Hi..I wanted to buy an external USB hard drive strictly for storage, so just for holding music and video files etc, no programs. Which is the better option for me then, FAT or NFTS? Also, should I have the company that I buy the hard drive from format it for me in FAT or NFTS (for $10) or save myself the money and do it myself, if it's not too complicated? thanks
 

A:choosing FAT32 vs NFTS for Hard drive?

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I'm operating on windows 7.

All I need is a way to format a single partition to FAT32, except I can't seem to find a way without losing all the data on my external hard drive.
So far I've shrunk my external hard drive by 200 gigs, but windows 7 can't format it into FAT32

So I downloaded Seagate DiscWizard, except it wants to delete everything on my entire external hard drive.
So I'm not really sure what to do. Is it even possible to have partitions with separate formats?

If you're wondering why I need to format into FAT32, it's because I need to back up my PS3.
Regards,

Paul
 

A:Solved: Formating a Single Partition to FAT32 on a external hard drive

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I recently reformatted my main (of 2) partition (holding Windows XP home and program files, the C drive) due to a virus. All my files were on a 2nd partition (D) that wasn't formatted in order to save my files. After reinstalling WinXP, I then moved my files to the OS partition, and formatted the 2nd partition as well, trying to give my whole drive a good clean. Unfortunately, when rebooting, my machine wouldn't start up because "NTLDR file is missing".

I realized it was looking for NTLDR on the D: drive (Files drive) and thus solved the problem by using my XP setup CD to copy NTLDR, ntdetect.com, and Boot.ini on to the D: drive. Then I ran Bootcfg from the XP setup CD recovery consol to set Boot.ini to point to my windows XP installation on the C: drive. So, now it starts up fine, but clearly my computer is recognizing the D: partition as the "Active" partition, when the C: partition really should be it!

So, I would like to get things back to normal but I can't figure out how to reset which partition is considered "Active". When I use PartitionMagic, the option to "Set as Active..." my C: partition is unavailable, in part, I suspect, because for some reason my OS partition (with WinXP on it, C is set up as a "Logical" partition, and not a "Primary" partition. Furthermore, there is this unexplained "Extended" partition w/ no drive letter that is exactly the same size the C: drive. I read th... Read more

A:Solved: Complicated Partition Q's: Setting "Active" part.; Boot not same as System part.; etc

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I was hit by the hurricane when it was a category 1 hurricane and lost power for several days. During this time I had my computer off. When power finally came back on I turned on my computer, but even though I didn't lose power again the phase went up and down. When I tried to turn my computer on again I got a blue screen, and then I started getting an error message when it tried to load windows 2000.

I disconnected my hard drive and put another hard drive in, and set my previously main drive as a secondary. My plan was to back up the data and then format the hard drive. My main hard drive is partioned into 2 parts, and I had no trouble backup up the data from the first part. However, when I click on the 2nd partition, it says the drive is not avaliable and the files/drive is corrupted and unreadable.

Are there any programs I could use or is there something else I can do to get the data off the drive?

My system specs:

Amd Athlon 64 3200
Asus K8V Deluxe
1 GB Kingston RAM
Geforce 6800 256
Windows 2000
 

A:Partition part of drive not accessible

See if these find anything:

1) DriveRescue
2) PCI File Recovery
3) Restoration
4) Free Undelete (NTFS only)
 

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I basically have a partition thats is now unallocated space due to me deleting the volume and I would like to make it part of my c drive again how do i go about doing this?

A:how do i make a partition part of my c drive again

Hello Bigboi,

It depends on where the unallocated space is to the right of the C: drive in Disk Management. You may be able to use Disk Management to extend the C: drive into the unallocated space.

Partition or Volume - Extend

If it will not let you do it in Disk Management, then you may need to use a 3rd party program like the free Partition Wizard to extend C: into the unallocated space instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a new 1 Tb. Western Digital hard drive in a Rosewill USB/eSATA enclosure that I want to use for back up.
When I turn on the enclosures power switch I see an icon in the taskbar and when I hover the mouse pointer over it it says 'Safely remove hardware and eject media'.
However, when I right click on it I get a box that says 'Open device and printers'.
I click on that and the Device and Printers page opens but is empty. I have tried to find the USB device but it doesn't show up anywhere.
I'm worried that I can damage my motherboard or back up drive if I just keep turning the power off.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
Halfbaked

A:Windows only sees part of external USB drive.

Did you ever initialize and format that drive? If not, you won't see it.

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Hi all;
Please kindly advice how can i hide this 100MB system reserved partition as part of the Windows OS C Drive? I do not mind re-installing (clean installation) of Windows 7 again. But then, can anyone teach me how to hide this 100MB system reserved partition and lump it as part of the Windows OS C Drive?

A:How to lump the 100MB system reserved partition as part of C Drive?

Here's a tutorial just for that,

System Reserved Partition - Delete

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Question: With the understanding that one hard drive is currently installed, after installing a second, will the computer automatically partition it or will you need to run a bootdisk, cd-rom software, or format it under my computer?
 

A:Hard Drive Part.

if you purchase a retail drive it should come withthe drive manufacturers set up utility. usually on CD. You can run this to set the drive which is what I usually do. It will partition and form the drive for you. or you can install the drive start the computer then got to Disk management in administrative tools, partition and format the drive there. Windows will not just automatically partition and format a drive for you. You have to tell it to do so. Be advised that the drive will not show up in My Computer or Windows explorer untill you partition and format it. So dont let that throw you off. If it is Phisically installed correctly it will show up under disk management.
 

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I was in the process of reinstalling win 7 on a computer with the widows 7 installation disc. I got to the part where i chose custom install, and I deleted the partition with windows 7 in it to reinstall windows 7 without the old install there.
Now the hard drive wont recognize most of the Gigs on the hard drive.
How can I recover this space?
 

A:Cant read part of Hard drive

What do you see in disk management??
 

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My wife's computer (running W2K) wouldn't power up yesterday. I put her hard drive in my computer (XP home) as a slave. I got permissions for the files she needed so that she could continue her work. She also needs her email messages and addresses from Outlook Express on the slave drive. I am right to believe that I can't run the program on the slave with a different OS? Is there any way I can access her stored emails and the addresses, and copy them onto my (master) drive?
Thanks.
Regards, John
 

A:Part 2 of 'add 2nd hard drive with installed os'

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'Ello,

I'm in the lookout for a cheap way to improve my HDD speeds until SSD prices drop. The hard drive I have is the death reputated Seagate barracuda 7200.11, 1tb. I want to buy a drive that's the same and I've found a cheap deal on it.
However; due to their reputation of dying, I'd like some reassurance that I can safely backup data without having to buy a third drive. When I thought of that, an old memory sprang to mind that one can run raid on just parts of the hard drive. That's saying that I run 500gb on one hard drive and 500 on the second in RAID 0. The rest of the space is available as a normal partition where I can store data of higher importance. Could it even be possible to run raid 0 on part of it and raid5 on the rest? Please note that my goal is to get programs to load faster (read), not necessarily the installation process etc (write). Of course, if I can get both improved read and write in a way where I still have a partition to securely save stuff that's even better.

I hope this makes any sense. To make it clear, these are the hard drive configurations I want to know whether they work;
*Raid 0 on parts of two hard drives and having the rest of the space as normal partitions
*Raid 0 on parts of two hard drives and having the rest in raid 5 mode
*How will the speed be affected?

Still a bit vague, but any input you can provide will suffice

And, finally, do you think this is a good idea at all?
The price I'm going ... Read more

A:Run raid 0 on part of the hard drive?

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Wow so I send in for seagate to send me a new drive after my old one is supposedley dead and now the compter still doesnt recognize the new one even in BIOS. What is goin wrong guys I really need some help on this. I have no idea whats up.
 

A:Hard Drive Not Being Recognized Part 2

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I'm trying to create a storage pool for parity with 4 3TB drives and use 3TB of a 4TB drive that also has my OS.
When I go to create the pool the 4 3TB drives show up but the unallocated space on the 4TB with my OS doesn't show up.

I have done some research and heard that this might be possible but it seems to be a case-by-case situation.

I'm running Windows 10 Home.

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I have a Dell Dimension E510 with a dead hard drive, running XP
Can I replace the hard drive from a HP running Vista.
If so what are the necessary steps that I need to do.
Any Help will be appreciated

Thanks
CoJo
 

A:Solved: Replace Hard Drive with used part

Cojo said:


I have a Dell Dimension E510 with a dead hard drive, running XPClick to expand...

If the hard drive is dead, then technically it's not running anything!

Can I replace the hard drive from a HP running Vista.
If so what are the necessary steps that I need to do.Click to expand...

Depends what you want to do.
1. you can install the HP drive in your Dell system, wipe it and then install XP from a product recovery or operating system disk.
2. you can install the HP drive in the Dell system without wiping and then do a repair install of Vista (only possible if you have the Vista install disk).

Slainte

midders
 

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I have two 120gb WD hard-drives (IDE), both are hooked up as Raid, The main one is dead. I've tried using the second one only, but bios doesn't detect it even after disabling raid. Do I have to have two hard-drives in order for my pc to work? My pc is older and I'm running an Asus P4T533/R motherboard running windows XP. It's setup as Striped Raid array, Raid 0.
 

A:main hard drive bad part of Raid

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Hey guiys. I know my other post was a little whiny and I'm sorry about that.

Well as for this one, I wanted to create a partition to test Windows 7 on. At the time, I didn't know Partition Magic didn't play very nice with Vista... or 7 for that matter, so I went ahead and ran it... BAD idea. I suddenly started getting these odd invalid partition table errors and it kept saying it couldn't make the partition. I then restarted the computer which was an even worse idea because then it took me to the grey screen that talked about repairing the OS. I didn't wanna do that. So instead I just booted into a tiny version of XP from a CD and pulled the files off that I wanted and started to reformat the drive. I then got an error saying it couldn't reformat it. It did erase all the files though.

I tried just installing windows 7, but the disc can't see the partition that I wanted to pick. This is because this is the one Partition Magic messed up. This wouldn't be a big deal except for that the partition is like 300 gigs and therefore most of my drive. The only other ones are a 14 gig one and a 30 meg one. I've tried a bunch of different programs such as KillDisk and HDDerases to erase the entire drive or format the partition, but nothing seems to work. The XP install disc won't run because it knows something is wrong with the drive. I just can't figure out what.

Now I can't really even use the computer (which I just got like a week ago by the way) because I can't install anything on... Read more

A:Partitoin Magic messed up my hard drive... or part of it.

If you have the recovery discs from your system you can do a complete recovery. If not that, it sounds like you have plenty of operating sytem install discs. If you are satisfied for now to just put W7 on the entire disk then get a partition program and delete all your partitions. The W7 install should be able to create a partition from the free space and install to it. If that doesn't work, use a partition program that supports Vista NTFS, create a partition of type NTFS and mark it Active. Then install to it.

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Hello,

I am having a problem with my Hard Disk Drive & it seems to be very hard to be fixed as I have tried using Windows Disk Check "CHKDSK Command & "Check Now" button under "Error checking" section under "Tools" Tab, Tune Up Disk Doctor, and Total Format (Not "Quick Format").

Steps I have taken with Windows Disk Check :

Step 1 :
Right Click "Propreties" => "Tools" Tab => "Error-Checking" section => "Check Now" button.

Step 2 :
Checked both the boxes (i.e. "Automatically fix file system errors" & "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors")

Step 3 :
Started scan & it went on for a long while finised without giving a report.

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Steps I have taken with Tune Up Disk Doctor :

Step 1 :
Started "Tune Up Disk Doctor" => selected the drive.

Step 2 :
Selected "Thorough analysis" and started the scan.

Step 3 :
Clicked "Finish" button after it turned out to say "No Errors were found".

_________________________
Steps I have taken with Windows Format :

Step 1 :
Right clicked the volume or the partition through "My Computer" and clicked "Format".

Step 2 :
Kept the "Quick Format" check box unchecked & pressed "Start" button.
And it ended up with some error.
_________________________

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A:Error in part of a Sector of a Hard Disk Drive.

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I picked up an XPS 8500 used, but it's missing the 3.5" hard drive cage(2 drives).
I've been unable to locate a DPN for this anywhere.
Anyone have that info?  Are replacements available from Dell?

Thanks,
John R

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Does anyone know if a U530 motherboard (part DA0LZ9MB8G0) compatible with a U430P (part DA0LZ9MB8F0)? These look identical apart from 1 connector which appears to be in a different position. Many thanks in advance to anyone that can help! 

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Hi,
I would like to be able to add a media card reader to my 3010MT Optiplex Dell PC system. I noticed some machines were equipped with one 5.25" bay sharing a slim optical drive and media card reader in one bay.

What options do I have, do I have to change out my current optical drive or can I buy a media card reader that will fit with correct caddy etc in my current available 5.25" space below my optical drive.?

Basically wanted part numbers for 19 in 1 mcr for my 3010MT. Also, would a generic 5.25 device work?

Thanks

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When I go to system recovery, it says  that a backup was never installed however drive D is where my files are.

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I notice some hard drives with larger buffers or really big capacities have slower RPM (e.g. 5400). Is the RPM not important or something?

BTW since there's lots of people with actual problems posting on this forum, is there anything I should put in the title to make clear my questions aren't urgent?
 

A:Curious about which part of hard drive has bigger impact on performance

I would say: for low boot-up times, RPM matter a lot since the buffer needs to be loaded from scratch. But after that, the buffer matters a lot. Of course, what also matters is the data-transfer speed depending on the type of connection and the read/write properties of the hard drive.

So well, the RPM is in fact important, but hardly noticeable "on the short run." Those extra seconds spent booting and loading files etc will eventually become minutes and maybe hours of your life spent just waiting for something to happen.

Lowering the RPM is thus an excellent way of reducing the price of big-storage drives of big-buffer drives.

And what matters the most on the long run, is probably the capacity of the drive. Filling it up too soon is never good for anyone
 

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@Bill_F? was kind enough to send me some factory hard drive screws for use and testing. Many thanks to Bill.  These do thread into the soft aluminum of a hard drive, but re-thread it.  Then actual 6-32 screws will not work.The hard drive cage accepts the newer one inch thick hard drives.   I found replacement screws.   Fastenal part number 0170770, description SS FILSLMS6-32x1/4 defined as:#6-32 x 1/4" slottdrive Fillister  Grade 18-8 Stainless Steel Machine ScrewPrice per 25 pc (minimum) is $2.55, total price to local vendor is $3.95 The screws sent were:head diameter 0.26, these were tolerance spec 0.208 - 0.226head height 0.12, these were tolerance spec 0.086 -0.09

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I have a wireless modem connected to my main desktop in a downstairs room of my house (where my Comcast internet connection is located). The wireless connectivity is fine throughout the house for the most part.

However, if I want to connect to a slingbox to my tv upstairs which requires a hard wired ethernet connection, what are my options?

I will have no permanent computer upstairs.

Can I configure an access point for this or will I have to look at one of Cicso Power type options for this type of needed connection?
 

A:Wireless router in part of house, but need a hardwired connection in another part

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Im creating a normal document in Microsoft Word and I need to have one section of information automatically copied and pasted to another section of the document... and like update when any info is changed. Basically its a notes section on each page of the document that I want copied to a summary section without deleting the original notes. Ive tried understanding forms and macros but Imnot even sure thats what I should be trying. Can anyone help?
 

A:Can Microsoft Word auto copy one part of a doc & paste it to another part of same doc

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I have recently bought a Precision 7910 with three 2Tb hard drives.  I originally ordered it with a MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID card to set up RAID5.  The RAID card was missing, but has now been delivered. 
Our IT guys could attached two of the HDs to the RAID card (via a double headed mini SATA cable... see attached photo), but the third drive was connected to the mother board.  They need to know what the model number for the cable is to connect the third drive to the RAID card.  I am considering getting an other HD, so I guess another double headed cable is required.  Anyone know what this cable could be?
Thanks.

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Hello everyone, this is Marcus. I bought a hard drive a long time ago and it didn't work, I never returned it and I don't remember why. Anyway, I have another hard drive by the same creator (Western Digital) and same size and it works fine. I noticed one difference in them. The one that works has something on the bottom in the middle that looks like a battery. The one that doesn't work, doesn't have one, it's just an empty space. Can you guys tell me what it is, do I need it, and can I fix it?

Here are some pictures:

On this one, the one on the right is the one that is not working.
This is a closeup of the working one.
This is a closeup of the non-working one.
If you need any more info just let me know.

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive not Working... Part Missing? Images Included

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My HP Notebook - 15-r264dx TouchSmart (ENERGY STAR) - Will not power on. After dissasembling it, I found that the connection between the small board containing the power button and the 4 wire ribbon cable that leads back to the motherboard was broken. I tried to fix it by pressing the four wires onto their contacts, and pressing the power button then. That did not work, probably indicating that once the connection is broken, it cannot be put back. So I either need to find a fix for that, or purchase a replacement part. The part is: TMT YA-4A1  54V-0  E114139 (It would need to be both the power button chip and the ribbon cable, connected.) ps. The computer works aside from the power button malfunction, as I touched two of the contact wires in the ribbon cable together and it turned on. Also, I do not know whether it is a 64 bit or 32 bit, but I doubt that will have any weight on the solution.

A:Where can I purchase a replacement part/repair existing part...

Hi, Vendors now only sell the whole part. Please check the following list which shows all availabe parts for your machine:     http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=L0T71UA If you only needed a small piece, you may have to buy whole part or working out part for that piece and search on eBay. Regards.

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I just installed a new hard drive (Maxtor) to be used as a new boot drive and partioned it into 2 parts. I still have my old hard drive as the slave. I installed all of the contents of my original drive into the new drive. I can see the part of the new drive with all of my files, DRV_Vol1 (C. However, I cannot seem to access the other half of the hard drive.

I went into computer management and storage. I can see the half with my files, but the other part is listed as unallocated and does not show up under 'My Computer".

How can I make this part of my hard drive accessable?

od2b
 

A:Partitioned Hard drive - can only see part of drive

Create an extended partition in the unallocated space.
Then create a logical drive in the new partition and format with ntfs.
Once finished you should be able to use the partition.
 

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New kid on the block.

I have a U100 Part Number: PLU10E-00U023EN and would like to upgrade to a 60GB HD.
I am looking for a part number for this replacement hard disk.
Also can anyone tell me where I may purchase this in the UK. Retail shop would help. If not, a direct mail address would be appreciated.
I have seen one from OFFTEK for 43.0 Plus VAT, Part Number: KTT3311/1GB.

Then I saw the same part number from Toshiba and it cost over ?100.
Maybe someone can tell me where I could get the upgrade done near Leicester.

I have found the site very helpful.
Thanks.

A:Libretto U100: 30GB Hard Drive Upgrade to 60GB - need part number

I think you should take a look into this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=99399#99399

It?s the first one about the same theme which you have posted here in the forum!

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Hi there, I've been searching and searching, and couldn't find any information on this. What is the 512 GB Samsung part that I receive, when I order the Lenovo part number "4XB0N10300" for my P50? Is it PM961? If not, what would be the correct Lenovo part number to go by in order to obtain the PM961? Thank you in advance!

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A Dell machine I have is having power issues, I came across this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/818967-dell-xps-410-shutdown-startup.html#post6637614

Further down in that thread, I saw this post which explains I need to replace a piece: http://forums.techguy.org/6637614-post10.html

I Google'd around for that part # but could not find it to buy. Any ideas?
 

A:Dell sold defective part, where can I buy the part?

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I am using Excel 2010. In cell B26, I want it to read "The total is ..", followed by a variable picked up from cell F4. The variable has to be included in cell B26.

It's annoying, because 10 or 15 years ago I knew how to do this, but now I can't remember. I tried searching office.com help, but without obvious search terms, it's frustrating. Can someone help?
 

A:Part text, part variable in a cell

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i have a windows xp home o/s on a dell dimension 8200
last week i casually deleted my video driver instead of a similarly named program which i did not want. for several days i could not see anything on my monitor. while i was out getting the startup discs from my brother in law who has the same computer (system and all) because my house ate my set, my sister was trying to "help" fix it by putting in the emergency boot and repair disks i made for a different computer... a dell 4300 with ME o/s... and when i got back... well, lets just say i was unhappy.

the computer refused to acknowledge that i had a hard drive so i popped in the o/s cd from dell and added another partition so now i can see and use my computer.

now, is there any way i can get my other information back? when i open computer management, and click on disk management i see two partitions on Disk 0 :

( )
37.27 GB FAT
Healthy (EISA Configuration)

(C: )
37.25 GB NTFS
Healthy (System)

if i make the ( ) the active partition it goes back to being unable to load (but still there)

any thoughts on this situation (besides what i can do to my sister) would be very much appreciated.
 

A:cannot access part of my harddrive (the part with all my files)

try Partition magic or Disk magic. You may be able to re-activate your partition with those. Otherwise you'll need a program to recover your files. I just used File Scavanger ($40) to recover files from a hard drive that got trashed from a major system failure. I regained 80% of my files, fortunately about 95% of my most important ones. Most of the other programs are $90 & up. Good luck and make your sister pay for these programs
 

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If you ordered a Dell XPS 15 (9550) without a standard SATA hard or SSD drive:   When you open the case to install a new one, you will find that the basic cable, connector and drive 'bumpers' are missing.  If you order a SSD or hard drive from Dell to upgrade your XPS 15, you will also find that the cable, connector and bumpers are not included!
This is exactly what I discovered when I opened the case of my new XPS 15 to install a 1 Gb SSD drive.  Here is a photo of the empty drive cage.  A diagram with the part numbers is included below:

I Googled this problem and discovered that many XPS 15 owners ran into the same roadblock.  On the Dell Support Forum, owners reported that Dell sales and support offered varying part numbers, which were often not available.  So I contacted Dell Support.  A very helpful CSR confirmed the correct part numbers (shown below with a diagram), but told me it would be two weeks (minimum) before they could be delivered to me.  I offered to pay for Next Day Air.  Nope.  Two weeks.
Frankly, this is incredible.  Dell should include these basic parts when they ship every XPS 15, and the missing parts should be available for immediate shipment to affected customers.  I had to find a vendor on Amazon and pay $80 ($12 from Dell), plus pay for rush shipment.
Here are the part descriptions and numbers, plus a diagram showing where they attach to the drive and motherboard:
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Since I'm not an expert at present, I can't do a lot to help others in this forum solve their problems. So I figure that the most helpful thing I can do is post enough information that hopefully others can learn from my experiences. That's why I'm putting so much documentation into this thread.

I have a WD 2TB external hard drive that I use for both System Image and data file backups. A week ago, I was trying to resize one of its partitions, and the process got hung up partway through. I took some steps to try to address any problems that may have resulted, but apparently I didn't do enough.

Here's the background:








  
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I was using Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 to resize a partition on a WD 2TB external hard drive. I let the process run overnight, and somehow it was interrupted during the Quick Data Moving step. Upon resuming, the program indicated it had data that still needed to be moved so I let it continue.

The process apparently stopped at the "Rebuilding Partitions Info" stage - neither the percent complete, nor the elapsed time, nor the time had remaining changed for at least the past 3-4 hours. (Until it suddenly stopped, the elapsed time had been steadily growing.)

I've attached a screenshot showing the Paragon dashboard and status windows.









  
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A:Resize Partition Failure (Part 2) - PW Partition Recovery found issues

I read about PW Partition Recovery in one of the tutorials, so I ran a Quick Scan of the entire 2TB drive, with the following results (see screen shot).

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Hi there,

I have windows 7 and have just had my new WD 2TB external hard drive delivered.

It is currently formatted to NTFS and I would like to have it formatted to FAT32.

I have searched the internet and have been unable to find any software that works for windows 7 that will let me format my hard drive to FAT32 for the full 2tb.

Could someone suggest any software that would work on windows 7 and that will allow me to format my external hard drive to FAT32?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you kindly.
 

A:WD 2TB external hard drive formatting fat32 help

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Well tomorrow I am receiving my SSD. And my external hdd is fat 32 and I can't backup some of my stuff because of the file size limit.
I believe I need it to be NTFS but how do I change it from fat32 to NTFS? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:External Hard drive fat32 to NTFS?

You can format most drives to NTFS using Windows.

Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS

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Which is the better format for my external 2TB Hard Drive?

At the moment it is FAT32 and for some reason it won't allow me to place a Windows 7 System Image on it?

I have another drive - which is NTFS - which accepts everything.

OK - my question is, which is the better option? Should I reformat the 2TB FAT32 to NTFS?

I am backing up the usual office notes, pdfs, music, mp3, many .avi films, photos etc.

Any advice appreciated!!

A:NTFS or FAT32 with External Hard Drive?

Decide yourself . Read the pros and cons of each of them .

NTFS vs. FAT: Which Is Right for You?
FAT32 or NTFS: Making the Choice

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Hi,

I'm having troubles on opening my hard drive. 1st, there was this Shortcut virus that affected my external, i thought it was just a simple virus cause it just creates shortcuts of your files instead of getting to it directly. So after a day, i decided to fix it my self. But as always without asking, my Norton anti virus deleted the infected files right away when i plugged in the drive.

Now I can't open my Hard Drive, it states that "There was a problem starting ~$WV.FAT32, The specified module could not be found."

I've tried chkdsk/r x: but it always hangs or stops at 21 percent stage 4 of 5.
If possible, i really need to fix my external without losing the files. PLEASE help.

A:External Hard Drive error ~$WV.FAT32

Hello Flippy lumpy I found this - have you run any malware scans at all?

"My removable device" shortcut virus.. - Microsoft Community

if not try Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyaware and ADWCleaner


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

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Hi, I am in need of some help. I want to use my external hard drive to hook up to my PS3 for "media playing" purposes. I have checked out various forums and was told my hard drive would have to be changed over from NFTS or whatever it is to FAT32 as the PS3 wont recognise it. I downloaded swissknife and after I'd transferred the contents of the hard drive I reformatted it or tried to. The problem I now have is that where as it used to be drive G it is now gone. I have gone through the driver list and the computer knows it is there and says it is working fine but I can't transfer anything on to it until the registry can find it. Can anyone tell me how to reassign a drive letter to it? I am at my wits end.
Many thanks.

A:re-formatting of external hard drive to fat32

Hello Shaftuk,

Please open the Disk Management... right click Computer > Manage > under the Storage, Disk Management. You should see your removable disk there, as Disk 1, right click it and choose assign or change drive letter. You can format it again as FAT 32 there.

I hope it will help.

Cheers...

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I have a very straightforward question: I am running WinXP Pro on my computer and I just got an external USB hard-drive to back up my data before I upgrade to VISTA.

My internal hard drive is NTFS file system, and the external drive is FAT32. My data backed-up perfectly.

However, I understand that VISTA is NTFS only (for the drive that it's installed on, which in my case will be the internal drive). I will be installing the VISTA OS on the internal drive, and using the external drive solely for backing up data.

I don't want to back up my data externally, upgrade my PC to VISTA, and then discover that I can't access the data on the external drive.

Here's my only question: will VISTA work with a FAT32 external drive, or do I have to convert that external drive to NTFS *before* I attempt to connect it to VISTA?

awaiting your replies - I'll appreciate all the help I can get!
 

A:will VISTA read a FAT32 external hard drive,or do I have to format the drive to NTFS?

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I recently I bought a 1TB HP SimpleSave External Hard drive and its default file format is NTFS, like most new external hardrives on the market are. However I need this hard drive to work on my PS3 which only supports FAT32 file format so I need to be able to reformat the hard drive.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium operating system which does not allow re-formatting of hard drives in FAT32. I also read you can use Command Prompt to reformat the drive but because it is 1 TB it will be too big to do this. This led me to use a program called SwissKnife.

I got this information from this link: http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/formatting-external-hard-drive-to-fat-32/
And the SwissKnife site is found here: http://www.compuapps.com/download/Swissknife/swissknife.htm

Now doing this screwed up my external hard drive. When using the program to format the hard drive I got a pop-up what looked like a caution symbol (a yellow triangle) with no error message. Then at the bottom of the screen main program screen it said my hard drive would show changes once it was unplugged then plugged back in (it did this in a matter of seconds I doubt the actual reformatting process would be this short).

So upon re-plugging in the hard drive it doesn't work anymore. Every time I click it in the "Computer Window" it freezes up. Also it does not show up in the "Disk Management" window and when selecting it in the SwissKnife program it crashes.

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A:Problem Formating an External Hard Drive to FAT32

I didn't see that SwissKnife supported Vista

You can try DIsk Director by Acronis
 

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