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Scanning dirty hard drive from clean hard drive in same computer

Q: Scanning dirty hard drive from clean hard drive in same computer

I have a dell dimension 8200 windows xp home edition sp3. One of my hard drives has the fbi virus. I cant boot from a usb on it but the computer can have two hard drives plugged in at once. Could i plug the dirty hard drive in and scan and remove the virus from the clean one?.

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A: Scanning dirty hard drive from clean hard drive in same computer

Hello, and Welcome
 
Detach the drive without the FBI virus. On another computer download Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Burn the iso to a CD. On a Windows 7 computer simply right click the iso and select Burn Disk Image. Connect the computer with the FBI virus via a Ethernet cable so Kaspersky can update it's definitions. Boot the disk and then open the terminal and type windowsunlocker (all lower case) shown in this guide. Then run the antivirus on the Kaspersky disk
 
http://media.kaspersky.com/downloads/consumer/kasp10.0_rescuedisk_en.pdf

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about a week ago i got a message that there was something wrong with my hard disk d and got asked if i wanted to scan it.
I clicked yes by accident and afterwords my computer became rlly slow in starting some applications.
Like internet, my computer files and the things that launch when i start my computer also downloading is an issue.
The dowloading itself is fast but to start the application from the download and to dowload it from the internet is just rlly slow and most of the time it doesnt even want to open en gets stuck.
So I thought maybe i can clean it up manually but that didnt work because it takes ages to load and never shows the hard drive.

At this point in time i don't know what to do and would rlly appreciate it if someone could help me out.
 

A:Computer slow after scanning hard drive d

I forgot to mention that starting the computer up is also rlly slow and every time i restart it, it says that hars disk d has succesfully been scanned.
 

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I have a customer's Satellite L305D S5895 laptop. This was shipped to me by the customer who tried to install Windows XP Pro, Vista and none would install. He said he tried all installation CDs he had and finally gave up on it and shipped it to me.

When I got it the partition were deleted so I tried to install Win 7 and when I do doing a custom install I get an error saying the hard drive can't be formatted on disk 0 or it will give an error that no hard drives were found.

I reset the bios to default and no matter what I do it won't format or find the harddrive. I was going to upgrade the bios but the only way I found to upgrade the bios is after windows is installed. There is no way to make changes to the bios for settings that would have to do with the hard drive. This has a Toshiba MK2546GSX (S1) hard drive.

When installing Win 7 I get the normal windows, "windows is starting", "Select Language", "Select System", "Type of install", "Custom Install", "Delete partitions", "New Partitions", "Format", then the error message "Windows cannot format a partition on disk 0. Error: 0x80070057"

This happens regardless what system I try to install. I've tried two different versions of XP, one of Vista and 3 Win 7 and each time a different install CD.

System Specs
AMD Turion (TM) 64 x 2 Mobile CPU
CPU Speed 2.00 GHz
Toshiba MK2546GSX (S1) hard drive
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A:Solved: win 7 can't find hard drive or can't format hard drive on clean install

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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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My external Seagate drive is apparently "dirty" and windows automatically checks it every time i boot up with it attached to the usb port. It is actually pretty annoying. The only way around it that I found is actually unplugging it before I boot up and plugging it back in after windows starts.

Every time the check says there are no issues. The drive works fine and I am able to use the drive as if nothing is wrong.

Does anyone know whow to get rid of the check during Windows startup? How can I make my drive "clean" again? Thanks

EDIT: I have Windows XP sp3 btw
 

A:External hard drive is "dirty" and windows runs a check every time computer boots up

You may need to run a manual chkdsk /f to clear it. Try this
> Unplug the drive then boot up then plug it back in. Determine its drive letter
> Start->Run, enter cmd to open a command prompt
> Enter chkdsk x: /f (except use the correct drive letter, not x)

/f option may take loong time complete (especially if large hard drive.. i.e hours) but when it's done i believe it should clear the dirty bit for you
 

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Hi,
Sorry for this being my first post, but I am just lost as to what to do and even a trusty google search will not show me how to fix this!

So I was copying over some movies from my laptop onto my new 1TB external hard drive, was working fine and managed to copy over a fair amount, then all of a sudden the ones that were currently copying failed, so I took out the hard drive and plugged it back in. Now it says I dont have access to it? Iv tried the Chkdsk B thing but to no avail.

Any help much appreciated, I dont mind losing the movies that are already copied onto the External HDD I just want it back in working order (or will it just keep happening i.e. faulty HDD?)

Thankyou in advance guys!

A:Hard Drive Error: Volume is dirty 0x80071AC3

Could be the Dirty Bit.

Sometimes when a drive is disconnected without safely removing a file becomes corrupted and Windows flags the drive as "unreliable" (so to speak) by setting a single hex value for the drive as "dirty". Thus "the dirty bit".

To check if this is so, open an elevated Command Prompt and then type " fsutil dirty query m: " (with m being the drive letter for the external drive. This will tell you if the drive is marked dirty.

If it is, then do this: open the Command Prompt and type: " CHKNTFS /X m: " . This will tell Windows NOT to check the drive on the next restart. Then manually restart the computer (keep the external connected).

You should get into Windows without an messages about the drive.

Once in Windows, now run chkdsk on the drive. At the Command Prompt type: " Chkdsk /f /r m: " . Chkdsk should go through all 5 stages of it's test.

When it's done then check the disk by running " fsutil dirty query m: " again. If all went well the Windows will confirm that the dirty bit is not set on that drive.

Sometimes chkdsk can not reset the bit. In than case you can go nuclear and copy all the files off the drive and then format it (that will definitely reset the bit).
Or you can do something like this with a Hex Editor: Manually Reset or Clear Dirty Bit in Windows without CHKDSK

I hope that helps. All this was based on your post title!

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I recently (just yesterday) downloaded a virus that was embedded into a cracked software program. It immediately took my administrator privilages away (acces to control panel, etc) It also deleted some icons on the desktop, and replaced them with "naked ladies" and "tits'n ***". I scanned with AVG, which detected a trojan horse, which was deleted. I also scanned with spybot S&D, it also detected a trojan and various spyware, which was deleted. The virus seems to be gone, but Spybot is blocking a registry change by "lanmanwrk.exe" The name looked ridiculously suspicious to me so i told it to auto block, it usually attempts every 4 seconds to take action. I've also caught it running in my processes, I would then end it. I still have "VIRUS ALERT!" down by my clock. The problem i am having is that I cannot "double click" open my hard drive. It seems the virus turned it into a network drive. I right click on it to view its properties and it says 0 KB, network drive, RAW format. The name was changed to "Y:" I only have 1 hard drive and 1 CD drive that is not appearing in "My computer" When I right click it gives me the option to disconnect it, I accidentally did this with the CD drive and it has not since appeared. When I double click on "Y:" it says "Y: is not accessable, the device is not ready" I've done a HijackThis diagnostic scan and these were the results.
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A:Solved: Computer is almost clean, hard drive issues help!

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Hi,
My name is Yannik. I have a Toshiba 500 Gb Portable (external) Hard Drive that had information on it but for some unknown reason, when I plugged it, the computer asked me to reformat the drive so I did. After that, I thought it would work fine but when I tried to access the Hard drive,, I couldn't because a message appeared that I needed to check/scan it because there's was a problem: A Hard Drive Error: Volume is dirty 0x80071AC3 If I either try the two option below:
1) Automatically fix file system errors
2) Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
I waited and waited for over 2 hours and nothing happened, it was still at "0" Free cluster processed!
My question is: Do you know how to fix this issue?

A:Toshiba Portable 500 Gb Hard Drive Error: Volume is dirty 0x80071AC3

It can take quite some considerable time for this command to complete, particularly with large drives and more so if it has a lot of work to do. Leave it running overnight and see what it has got up to tomorrow.

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I just installed a brand new Western Digital Hard Drive 160 gig. I partitioned it with FDISK, then formated, then did a clean install of windows XP. Everything was fine until after i finished the installation, and i tried to connect my old maxtor 20 gig so i could transfer some files over, and the computer stopped reading both hard drives. When i start it up, the computer can't boot from either drive. I've tried disconnecting each of the drives and only booting with one connected, with no luck. I also tried changing the gray strip, I can't remember what its official name is, but that didnt help either. When I go into BIOS and let it auto detect my drives, It wont recognize either of the drives.
 

A:New hard drive installed sucessfully, now my computer cant find any hard drive

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format my hard drive for clean install of new windows 10 on flash drive

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When I startes my laptop windows ran into scann8ng and repairing the drive e in which the windows is not there and its stuck on 10% and it has been more than 4 hours its not fixing can someone pls help me....

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Hi there,

I was wondering if it is possible that too many infections can completely stop a hard drive from booting. Not even BIOS loads. You get the initial sound of the hard drive then nothing happens, no screen activity whatsoever. I have tried an external screen in the laptop but still nothing. I have now removed the hard drive and am scanning it from another PC with Symantec. I'm currently two hours in with 562 infections, NOT bad Id say!

....Also; Is plugging an infected hard drive through a USB combo adapter a risk to the computer I'm scanning it on?

Thanks
 

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Hey guys,

I have a HP Touchsmart IQ500. Turning my computer PC on today, all I got was a blue HP invent screen with setup, boot menu, system recovery, and system diagnosis, and I could not get past it.

I entered the BIOS and figured out that the hard drive was listed as "not installed." Pretty sure that is the main problem.

I tried a system restore (with the Windows 7 install disc), but I guess the computer couldn't read the hard drive enough to enter safe mode (I tried restarting and F8ing several times).

I put in an external hard drive, and the BIOS read it; however, windows does not allow you to partition an OS on a hard drive.

I am all out of ideas; I'm currently taking apart the computer (touchsmarts are hard to pry open), but I have no clue about computers so I'm hoping one of you guys can help.

Thanks in advance!

A:Computer Not Booting Hard Drive/Unresponsive Hard Drive

It should be under warranty...probably too late but taking it apart will most likely void the warranty.....sounds like a dead hard drive/loose cable

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Hey guys,
This has been happening to me for the many months I've had Win7-64.
I've just been too lazy to post it.

I'm not sure if this is some sort of power saving mode or a bug, perhaps you guys can clarify for me. And yes, I've checked the FAQs.

I have:
C:\ windows and programs
E:\ music and documents
F:\ TV shows
G:\ Active downloads
Each drive is an individual Seagate 7200.11 (or 7200.12).

It seems that when I'm in windows explorer and navigating through my drives, I seem to get a momentary system stall.
My programs will blank out (as if they crashed).
Music will stop playing as will videos, pretty much it's like my computer has been paused.
This lasts for anywhere from 3-10 seconds, then everything gets back to normal.
It seems especially bad when navigating through folders with a lot of files (60+).

This is something that has never happened in XP for me, and I don't remember if my Vista-64 was doing the same thing.
But it's definately happening with all my drives, so I'm pretty sure it's not just 1 drive on the verge of death.

It also does this with my programs.
If I have a program open (like firefox or msn messenger), but don't use it for an while 30 minutes or so, clicking back into it, it stalls, then I hear the hard drive spin for a bit, then everything goes back to normal.
Kind of like a certain part of the OS went into "sleep mode", was written to the hard drive, then needs to be retrieved befor... Read more

A:Temporary Stall when Scanning Hard Drive?

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Hi,

I have installed a second internal hard drive on my PC to make more space.
I have AVG antivirus which scans on a daily basis and I dont know whether it will also scan this second hard drive or whether I will have to do so manually each time? The scanning process itself is lengthy so it wont be practical to do this twice, also - even though i moved a lot of my documents over to the new drive, the scan is still taking just as much time as before which is why I wonder if it is doing both drives...

Please advise,
Thanks.

A:Scanning a second hard drive for viruses/malware

You can set AVG up to Scan My Computer, which covers all Drives, Mate!

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recently my pc, xp-e-machines-servicepak 2 randomly will all of a sudden rev up like it is scanning the whole disc to the end.and it does this at no particular time.sometimes it will go for close to a minute sometimes close to 2 minutes.alot of times, while its reving up yo can still navigate.in some instances it won;t let you.other than that no problems.help before i throw it out the window.
soundsy1

A:hard drive revs up like scanning the whole disc

Install Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download

Open up the software and run the analyse on your drive.

Print screen the entire window and upload it.

or take a note of all of the stats Fragmentation % Free space etc.

Whichever is easier.

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Hey guys,
This has been happening to me for the many months I've had Win7-64.
I've just been too lazy to post it.

I'm not sure if this is some sort of power saving mode or a bug, perhaps you guys can clarify for me. And yes, I've checked the FAQs.

I have:
C:\ windows and programs
E:\ music and documents
F:\ TV shows
G:\ Active downloads
Each drive is an individual Seagate 7200.11 (or 7200.12).

It seems that when I'm in windows explorer and navigating through my drives, I seem to get a momentary system stall.
My programs will blank out (as if they crashed).
Music will stop playing as will videos, pretty much it's like my computer has been paused.
This lasts for anywhere from 3-10 seconds, then everything gets back to normal.
It seems especially bad when navigating through folders with a lot of files (60+).

This is something that has never happened in XP for me, and I don't remember if my Vista-64 was doing the same thing.
But it's definately happening with all my drives, so I'm pretty sure it's not just 1 drive on the verge of death.

It also does this with my programs.
If I have a program open (like firefox or msn messenger), but don't use it for an while 30 minutes or so, clicking back into it, it stalls, then I hear the hard drive spin for a bit, then everything goes back to normal.
Kind of like a certain part of the OS went into "sleep mode", was written to the hard drive, then needs to be retrieved before I can do anything with it.

I'm almost certain this i... Read more

A:Temporary Stall when Scanning Hard Drive?

This could be because of your Anti-Virus software. If you have it set to real-time scanning every time you get into a folder with a lot of files the Anti-Virus software checks all the files and you experience a delay. I would check your AV software first. Then anything you have that is indexing files.

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I was just wondering, whether or not scanning my external hard drive for malware is redundant if my laptop itself is not infected.

Since I always connect the external hd to my laptop, does that mean malware is automatically transfered to and from the hd and the laptop?

Also, is it safe to say that if my external hd were to have an infection, then my laptop, would be infected as well?

Also, I have:
Windows XP Home SP2, firewall turned on.
Spybot S&D
SUPERAntiSpyware
AVG Free Ed.

Am I protected enough?

Thanks!
Happy New Year!
 

A:Solved: Scanning External Hard Drive

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I just wiped clean my hard drive (intentionally) and then did a clean install of XP Pro.

Now my hard drive is Local Disk (E instead of (C as it always has been. I don't know if this is likely to be a problem or not but in any event I'd like to reassign my drives so that I can get it back to being (C.

Does anybody know if (a) this is possible and (b) how to do it?

(Currently my Zip Drive has the C assignment.)
 

A:Hard Drive no longer Drive C after clean install

You will have to re-install XP, and remove the ZIP drive(s) before the install, then they won't interfere with the drive lettering.
 

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My problem has been a gradual one, and I suspected something like this would happen eventually. For the past two months my computer has been having more and more struggles booting at a quick pace. At times it would freeze mid startup, and then bluescreens. In attempts to fix that issue, I ordered a new SSD and tried to move the bootup sequence onto that new drive. Suffice to say, that only worked so well. Compared to the current issue however, this was nothing.

I just recently moved into a new apartment and upon startup of my computer in the second day, I was told I had a drive error. This limited my access into my D: drive and slowed my access into files considerably. As such, I tried to fix the issue through online tips and personal insight. The problem was not solved, and upon recent restarts the computer has started a scanning and repairing sequence for drive D:. I would like to be patient and trust that the computer could handle it, there were previous issues trying to use the error check tool from the drives properties. It was able to find errors, but never able to make it part the beginning in terms of fixing them. Now for the automatic startup scan and repair, it has become stuck at 2%. It has been like this for 24 hours now, and I'm curious on what everyone else advises for this situation.



I'm just trying to take the advice of being patient and waiting it out. Any help is much appreciated!
 

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My question today concerns the safety of my PC. Exactly what I'm trying to do is use my PC ( HP DV6700 Notebook, with Vista) and attach a USB/IDE/SATA cable to my Sister's hard drive, which I have already removed out of her desktop (Dell Demension E521, running Win XP Home Edition(OS)). Now, what I'm wanting to do is connect her hard drive w/ this cable to one of my exsisting USB ports, and scan her hard drive with a working Anti-Virus (Kapersky) which of course would be from MY PC, but I do not want to be infected with her viruses/trojans. My question is this possible, or am I at risk of a virus the minute I connect that hard drive to my USB? If any exact way to do this Virus-Free, Please explain I need your ideas, and Thank You! Also, let me explain a few things I have already tried B4 i removed her hard drive. No matter what I do, I cannot boot to safe mode on her PC ? Not only safemode, No SM w/ networking or command prompt, when I try any of the 3 methods of safe mode, it locks-up and Blue Screen(can't remember what the technical code was, but it locks-up). This computer will boot up through normal boot, then gets to screen names, but when I click on her name to continue the boot-up process to my desktop in XP, it just hangs!! See my reason of hard drive removal??? I want to scan it with my PC and anti-virus to get things in working order, but again I want 2 stay virus free. Oh, 1 more thing, I even tried to insert the original Win XP disk to just do ... Read more

A:Please Help to make sure I'm virus Free when scanning another Hard Drive!

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1910NX which has two hard drives, C & D. I am under the impression that Drive D is a back up. However, I did a Pitstop analysis today and was told that there is only 4% free space on Drive D and I should remove unnecessary files. Of course, I do not save anything onto Drive D and am wondering if there is anything I should do to free up more space. I have done a defrag on the drive but it made no difference. I have also removed all but most recent restore point.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
 

A:Hard Drive Clean up-Presario drive D

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I'm using my laptop using Windows 8 and install on drive C. After that, by some reason, I hard reset (press turn off button for long time) to restart my computer. From that point, every time I turn on computer, at start up screen, will appear a text : "Scanning hard drive D 100%" and waiting for another long time, it will go to windows.

When going to windows, everything from that drive D cannot run. And almost my softwares install on that. Everything run too slow. Moreover, right click on desktop doesn't work.

I start Safe Mode , and run System restore, but it notifies that no restore point found, although I have make some restore points before. (and some software such as Visual Studio SQL Server has created one too). I start command prompt, and type : D: /F, but waiting too llong without anything ...

With my situation, how can I fix this

Thanks

A:Error on WIndows : show scanning hard drive on startup

System Specs

Filling in the specs using above link should save a lot of time.
In the meantime I suggest running a disk scan from Explorer.
Right click on D drive, select Properties, Tools Tab, Error Check.

See if it shows clean.

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I am not really a technical person, but I have windows xp and want to zero out the hard drive and start over. I have some virus that seem to have taken over the systme, I have managed to back up everything I need from the systme.

Can I reboot from the xp cd or do I need tomake a new boot disc

What is the best way to wipe or zero the disc and get rid of everthing.

I have all the disc for the software I want to load, even though I will need to do all the updates for the last couple of years.

Please keep it as simple as possible

thanks.
 

A:I need to zero out the hard drive - clean hard drive

Just boot from your Xp CD, and remove the Partition then continue on to a new install

Also Xp is now up to SP3, which includes all those lengthy individual updates over the last few years
 

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Hi all,
 
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

A:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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Hi Folks,

I just did a clean install of Win7 and must have done something wrong. I found a file called Windows.old.

I would like to wipe my hard drive completely clean and then install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium.

How do I accomplish this task? It's a good time to start over because I'm just at the stage of adding the security software. Already did the drivers but don't mind doing those over again.

I have a Dell 5150, Pentium D820, Dual Core 2.8 GHz with 3 GBs memory.

Many thanks,

ms

A:Clean Install of Win7 - Wipe Hard Drive Clean

Do you a regular Windows 7 installation disk, with Product Key?

If so, boot from that disk by setting your DVD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS or by choosing the DVD drive from a menu. Do you know how to do that?

Midway in the installation process you will come to a screen that asks where you want to install Windows. Look for "drive options, advanced" or something very close to that. Take that choice.

At the next screen, all of your partitions will be shown. Delete them all.

That will leave you with nothing but "unallocated space".

When you install to the unallocated space, it will be automatically formatted by Windows and you should end up with a very small "System Reserved" partition and a large C partition covering the rest of the drive.

Back up your data before beginning.

Windows.old is your old installation. If you proceed as above, you won't get it.

With 3 GB of RAM, you should probably go with 32-bit.

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ok i have a Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive and i need to the max of hard drive i can run or allow on my DEll Optiplex 740  small factor tower plus  also need help about if i can upgrade my  ADM Athlon Dual core Processor 4850e  and higher?

A:want to upgrade my hard drive Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive

Any 3.5" drive at 2T or under should work fine.  Upgrading the CPU would mean buying used - these CPUs went out of production not long after your system was current - and that was a decade ago.

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I am trying to defragment a portable hard drive (USB 2.0), but the volume is dirty (CHKDSK is scheduled to run on a system reboot), but that isn't going to happen since it's a USB hard drive and isn't "visible" until Windows is in the picture.

What are my options here?

I was able to run CHKDSK on it from the command line, and there were no bad sectors found, so I assume I unplugged it at some point when it was trying to write data. Still, how can I defrag my drive?

A:Can't defrag portable hard drive because it's "dirty"

Hi Asynja,

did you use any switches when running chkdsk from the command line? As long as there are no locked system files on the drive, you should be able to run chkdsk /r /f on it when Windows is running which may be able to detect some problems.

Hope that helps

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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I'm amateur pc user. Been trying fix problems all week. Changed power box due to over heating, used AVG & Superantispyware. Keeps asking to reboot and choose boot device, and several hints of mysterious behavior inside machine. Feels like something is eating it (paranoid spirituality). Anyone know what's going on. Please be gentle with me;Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:43:58, on 30/04/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AASP\1.00.61\aaCenter.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Kontiki\KHost.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\Sup_SmartRAM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DT Utilities\DT Utilities PC Backup Pro\mgCtrl.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\EntriqMediaTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\3.8.2.9\EntriqMediaServer.exeC:\Windows\Integrator.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Micr... Read more

A:Unknown problem,system restore&recycle bin&2nd hard drive vanished, 2nd hard drive

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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My T410i hard drive died, I have Windows 7 Home Basic OA key, but how to install on new hard drive? I had to replace the hard drive, I realise from the help pages I should have written down the error messages before replacing... Either way I am unsure how to obtain the Windows 7 Home Basic software to re-install.I have the key, where should I go - the microsoft site says it came pre-installed so I need to contact the supplier - Lenovo, but on the product list T410i is too old and not listed. Thanks in advance for you time.CheersPaul

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I recently used my system image disk to restore on a new (larger) hard drive but now when I look at the hard drive from the computer view it shows my hard drive as being the same size as the old one instead of being the size of the new one. I'm not sure
I'm making much sense so I will post a picture...

Is there anyway to fix this? Does the drive really only have 286 gigs on it?

A:System Image disks installed on new hard drive show new hard drive same size as old one

You have to be logged in as Admin to perform these operations.
Go to Start, and in the Search box, type in DISK MANAGEMENT. Pick the Control Panel item "Create and format disk partitions." Once Disk Management comes up, right-click on the area of your disk and select "Extend volume..." Move it out
as far as you want, making the whole thing one drive.
If that doesn't work for you, then you can download Easeus Partition Manager Home
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm  and create a boot CD from it that will accomplish the same thing (and more, if you want to read up on it). It's a free program and works
with 32- and 64-bit Windows. I like it and use it myself.

SC Tom

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i am trying to clear out my d drive i keep getting this mess. that says low disk space need to clear out d drive how do i fix this someone please help it's driving me crazy i have windows vista i just bought it in feb 2007 it is compaq pessario thank you in advance
 

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Hi, Can someone please recommend a free hard drive cleaner, that is very thorough.
Except for CCleaner. I am looking for a good free cleaner, that will completely remove all rubbish from my hard drive.

Regards
Rip

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Hello Rip,

Wise Disk Cleaner 4 Free is a good one to use.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi! My computer is so slow it acts like it has dial up instead of the dsl! Is cleaning off the hard drive the %temp% in run? i cleaned out all I know to, the ones that end in tmp and the pictures. I do not know what else to clean out. I have cleaned out my temporary internet files, defragged, virus checked, spyware checked.
I hope it is that %temp%. Is it?
Thanks!
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whats the best software to clean my hard drive so i can load windows 2000 thnx in advance
 

A:clean my hard drive

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I have an old pc with Microsoft 2.0 version on it. It is being replaced with a new Dell!!!! Anyway, how do I remove all of the data off of the old pc so that I can give it away.

If I format the hard drive, won't that remove all of the operating systems that is on it like Word 2.0, Excel, etc.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Diane
 

A:Clean Hard Drive

Formatting the drive will keep the average person from the old data on the drive, but a person with a need to know could still get the info back.
 

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Hey there, i ran the "hard drive cleanup" from the control panel to see how much space i could save, it was at 240mb which i wasnt bothered about, i then saw an unticked box named "temporary files" which had a mere 10.4 gb's to clean, is it safe to delete these files? or will it mess up my system? cheers.
Apologies if i posted this in the wrong section.

A:Hard Drive Clean Up

Hi there Programs store items in Temp Folder .. I would check the Dates on them if they have been there longer than a week should be safe to delete ...

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I have a problem that messed up my CD-Rom drivers and files. I wanted to know how (if you can) clean the hard drive out completely of the files on it. I want to do this so I can load a new operating system on it. (It's kind of like when you build a new computer and install the OS on a blank hard drive). Any help would me nice. Please respond soon. Thank you.
 

A:How do you clean out a hard drive?

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i recently cloned my hard drive to a larger capacity one. i used acronis true image to do this. i would like to know if there is software out there to totaly erase my old hard drive so i could use it again on another pc if necessary. i am using in xp home edition. thanks, franco
 

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My system is not starting it's a windows XP pro and i have lost the boot cd and there is nothing else that i've got except that a friend of mine gave me a windows XP cd to install it on my pc but i dont know how to get rid of the earlier windows xp? and how to make the hard drive clean? so that i install this new system.
 

A:How to clean hard drive?

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Hi all
Whilst not W7 specific per se this is really important if you think you've found a Virus and are just using the "Infection Processes" supplied by your AV software.

Even a FORMAT of a hard disk doesn't erase or make old data inacessible.

Read this
BBC NEWS | Wales | Missile data found on hard drives

This efectively means a Virus could conceivably "resurrect" itself or "be resurrected" again after being "Cleansed"
(a sub virus ?? could look for the "deleted nasties" and re-activate them).

The normal "Delete" function in an OS just deletes the directory area but doesn't actually delete the DATA itself. This is only deleted or "Overwritten" when the OS decides to re-use that specific area of a disk - which for large TB drives these days could be a long long time into the future.

Most FREE AV software doesn't actually go into the sectors of the infected areas and retrieve the actual physical disk adresses to delete the data. You need to actually make some BIOS calls to "Physically address disk sectors" for data re-writing etc.

Intercepting BIOS calls will show if your AV software works intelligently or whether it just does basic first level "Windows Deletes".

Now Windows itself if it's security is working properly shouldn't allow programs to make BIOS calls directly -- should be done via the API -- so you've got another potential problem here -- your AV program will be b... Read more

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i use dban before installing a OS that way i know i get a good clean install nothing left on disc at all

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Hi everyone i want to completely wipe all the memory off of an old hard drive so its like new, because im going to move it to my new pc, is it possible? because i heard that just deleting the files doesnt completely get rid of everything.
 

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