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Computer crashes while installing MS Office on a Computer with 2 drive

Q: Computer crashes while installing MS Office on a Computer with 2 drive

So I have recently bought a Samsung 850 Evo 120 GB ssd drive. My HP computer now has a 1TB hitachi hard drive and a ssd drive. The computer loads from the SSD drive. To try and maintain space, I have tried to download MS Office on the HDD. But when I install office, while in the middle of installing, my computer always crashes. This has happened on all three of my attempts to install office so far. Is there any reason why I should not be able to install office on the HDD or do I have to install it on the SSD?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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A: Computer crashes while installing MS Office on a Computer with 2 drive

It's always best to have your programs loaded onto the Windows drive, which in your case is the Samsung SSD.

It would be best if you could supply a screen shot of Disc Management making sure it covers all discs & the information. This will show if you have any other problems.

This tutorial shows how to do a screen shot.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hi folks,
I have a free copy of Office 16 (not-for-profit group member) to install on my new computer. The file format is dif. How do I install?

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when i try to install games, they reach about 25-50 percent and bam!. it crashes. An another problem is that files become corrupt.
I'm not really sure if this is a hardware problem or software problem. I've got a Epox 8kta3 pro mainboard, 1200 amd processor, 64 mb geforce 2 card, soundblaster live 5.1 card. 512 sdram. I am currently using Win 2k professional.
I have gotten error messages saying that files were corrupt, usually the files from whatever i was installing. I have also gotten internet explorer.exe errors.
If anyone might be able to help i would very glad.

Live long an well

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I bought (cd) and installed office 2000 on my computer. I then tried to put office 2000 on my daughter's computer (using her name, but same cd). And could not do it. Error said...could not install on different computer than first installed (not exactly worded, but something like that.) What gives? I paid for the cd, so why can I not put the software on another computer? Is there a work-a-round? Perhaps I should have used my name, address,etc. again when trying to install on daughter's computer. Any and all help/feedback is greatly appreciated.

A:installing office 2000 on 2nd computer

You have just been introduced to the wonderful world of Micro$oft licensing!! The newer versions of the Office Suite check to see of the software has been installed on the original PC. If a user attempts to intall on another PC with a different hardware configuration it will not install or be partially disabled. You need to have a licensed copy of the software for each PC it is intalled on.

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I just got a new laptop with the Office 60 day free trial installed.

I bought a new Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Product Upgrade License from DRI, Microsoft's reseller. This did not come with any media.

When I go to the Activation wizard to enter the new product key, I get the following error:

"The key is incorrect. Verify that you have the correct key and then retype it."

The key is entered correctly.

Do I need actual media to load this upgrade? If so, what do I need?

I even installed Office 2000, then tried to install 2007 using media I had from another installation. I entered the new product key, but got the same error.

Any ideas?

A:Installing Office 2007 on new computer

What does DRI have to say?

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I installed The Sims 3 on my PC but the game keeps on crashing after 2-3 minutes so I uninstalled and deleted all the files but my PC still keeps on crashing whenever I run heavy programs. It's not like this before I installed TS3. I already run virus scan. And I'm quite sure that my drivers are up to date.

Here is some info about my PC:

System Information
Time of this report: 2/9/2012, 04:43:31
Machine name: HGALDO
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.111025-1505)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/29/10 15:51:18 Ver: 08.00.15
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1976MB RAM
Page File: 1023MB used, 2926MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4... Read more

A:Computer Crashes after installing The Sims 3

When you say your computer crashes what is happening? Does it just turn off? Does it blue screen? Does it automatically restart?

Can you also upload a jcgriff report please


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My freind recently tried installing office 2000 into his computer. When the program went to restart the computer, it wouldn't shut down. After manually restarting the computer, it wouldn't load past the screen saver (no files are on the screen). We finally went into "safe mode" and got his Windows to come back; however, we still can't get it to load office 2000.

The only thing I can think of that may have went wrong, is that he had 97 Word already pre-installed on his computer when he purchased it, because when we went to install 2000, we told it to overwrite the 97 Word. After we got his computer to restart correctly, the 97 Word is still in the add/remove properties section. I'm assuming the program may have had trouble overwriting the previous version. My question is, <u>should we go ahead and uninstall Word 97 from add/remove programs--then try installing 2000 from that point?</u> Right now he can't get 2000 to install, and word 97 doesn't work either. The 97 Word was pre-installed so he doesn't have a disk to re-load the program. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Computer won't restart after installing an office program?

You sound resourceful. Type eraser97 and eraser 2k (that's right, one has a space the other doesn't and they're two separate products, only look for one at a time) into your friendly neighborhood search engine. Find and download both programs (email me if you have trouble finding them). Run eraser 2k first, then eraser97. Clean up the hard drive after that by taking the steps under Periodic hard drive maintenance in Article III. Completely empty (delete the files in) the C:\windows\temp folder. End task on everything EXCEPT Explorer and Systray.

Install Office 2K.

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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Shortly after I installed win 7 ult my computer crashed. It reboots and then crashes again in an hour or two.
This is the crash data:
problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA8003C45860
BCP3: FFFFF80000BA2748
BCP4: FFFFFA80050B3260
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

A:After installing win 7 ultimate my computer crashes frequently

Start windows in safe mode and wait for a few hours,see if it crashes again

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I have windows 7 installed on a PC I built a little over a year ago. I recently upgraded to the windows 8 consumer preview, but I didn't like it so I'm trying to switch back. When I install windows it works fine, I can turn my computer off and on as many times as I want and it will be fine, but if I install any video card drivers or any of the updates that windows tells me to install, the next time it boots up I either get the windows splash screen or a black screen right after it says, "starting windows", and shows the 4 orb things that spin around and turn into the windows logo. It stays on this screen for 5-10 seconds and then continues to black or the splash screen.
I have tried installing only my video card driver, I have tried installing only one of the recommended updates, but no matter what I install it doesn't work the next time it boots, so I don't think it's a problem with one specific driver. However I have selected only the ones that started with: important windows update, or something like that, none of the security updates or anything and those installed successfully.
I have reset my bios and changed every setting I can think of, but nothing works. I have also completely formatted and re-patitioned my hard drive. I have basically reset my computer as much as possible without building a new one.
What else can I do? I need to install my video card driver at the very least or I can't play games, which is the whole reason I built a PC

A:Computer crashes after installing drivers or updates?

Read over these tutorials to understand how to pinpoint a problem driver:
Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable - Windows 7 Forums

If this isn't sufficient work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

Make sure you're hewing closely to these steps to get a perfect reinstall, same for retail: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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My newly bought (this month) computer froze many times while I was playing Warcraft 3.

It even froze when I was installing Windows 7.

Strangely, it doesn't freeze if I'm playing Left 4 Dead 2.
Btw, there is no blue screen. The screen simply freezes.

A:Computer crashes while installing Windows 7 and playing WC3


May be memory, test memory with memtest86.

Make sure that you have up to date drivers and cards.

Be sure that the game is fully compatible.
Use Microsoft Compatibilty Center.

Make sure the compuer is not overheating during the game.

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i desperatly need some help as i have ran out of ideas.

i installed windows 7 32bit ran smoothly first few days den suddely crashes and everyother time a blue screen appears and it crashes did a bit of reasearch and updated everything possible from all my drivers to bios updates.

it showed me that the problem was to do with my graphics card i updated the drivers for this and yet it still always crashes

i have a ati radeon 9700 pro ( i know its old) is der anything i can do or will i need to get a new graphics card

A:Computer Constantly Crashes since installing Windows 7

First I would try once again uninstalling the graphics card driver, rebooting and then again reinstalling the latest driver for the graphics card which hopefully is certified as W7 compatible.

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I'm not sure that I can describe this fault exactly because it's pretty random.
For a long time now sometimes if I have a CD in the drive when I turn the computer on, or if I load a CD it crashes the computer.
It goes immediately to power off, but I can't restart it from the pushbutton on the front of the PC. I have to turn the mains power off and sometimes push the reset on the front of the box.
It doesn't seem to relate to one particular CD, and it doesn;t do it all the time.
Sometimes it does it regularly, other times it seems to go for ages without crashing.
It seems to do it most if there's a CD in on startup.

The CD Drive is an LG GCE-8160b

Any help appreciated.


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I just bought a new motherboard and had to reformat my computer. It is slower than it used to be. I am using windows xp corporate edition, and whenever I use my CD drive or try to run virus scan(McCaffe pro) , my computer crashes. I don't get any error messages and the configurations are set so I should be able to get error messages when there is a problem. I havent bought a case fan yet and I think that that my be the problem....maybe. It doesnt seem to get too hot considering the side panel is off, and I have 3 fans: 1 for my powersuply, video card, and my processor. I am also using black ice firewall. Another side note would be that I can surf the web and download things without it crashing for awhile, but it doesn't seem to be a problem.

A:computer crashes when using the cd drive

check your tempretures and voltages with speedfan

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Hello to all of you. I have an Intel Pentium 3 computer, with Me as the operating system. I recently a Western Digital external drive called the "My Book Essential". I plugged it in the first time, everything seemed to go well and then, it stopped. It froze everything. I tried again and this time nothing happened, my screen just froze and there were no peripherals installed. When i unplug it, the screen comes to life and I see D Drive cannot write to. A blue screen warning.
Now, I know that my usb plugs work well cause this week I plugged in a card reader and in less than 5 minutes it was working. According to WD my system needs no drivers for this external drive. I have read comments that it seesm to work well with XP but has trouble with Me. What should I do, return it? Use it to crack nuts with it ?

Thanks for any answers.

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So I build this new comp and load all my programs, even burn 20 some odd CD's.

All of a sudden putting in a CD will crash the system 75% of the time, and the 25% of the time i can read the contents, if i eject the CD and place another in the drive, accessing this will pull up the contents (yes ALL of them) from the previous CD. Auto play does not work, i have to browse and double click executables. If I boot up the computer with a CD in the drive i am able to browse the CD with no prob.

This is Win XP SP1, with nero 6, photoshop 7, office XP, blah blah. Everything else works fine, just don't use the CD drive.

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I have restored the bios settings to failsafe option but everytime the computer start its os (windows xp home) computer restarts, the more i try to switch it on the earlier it restarts, so i took out the hard drive and put it into a new computer to see whether it'll do the same thing and it did it to my new computer, its so bad right now that i boot up windows pro cd to format the drive , the damm hard drive restarts with out even letting the cd boot up from bios properly, do i throw away the hard drive?

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No Blue Screen, it seems the computer just dies, goes black, and restarts when I plug in a usb drive. The same behavior happened last night when I unplugged a usb game controller. Very strange. Any thoughts as to why this is happening. The computer boots up fine with the USB drive plugged in, and I can write to the drive, etc.., but when I plug it in, if the computer is up, it immediately crashes..

A:Computer crashes when I plug in a USB drive.

Can you find anything in the Event Viewer that might help?

Do all USB drives do the same thing, or just 1 specific one?

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This morning around 3 am windows update instaled various office updates.  The publisher file i was working on will not work, i open it and then it crashes.  So i tried to do a restore to previous to get rid of those updates and see what happens and i get the error that the restone did not complete.  Now if i open a previous file publisher works.  So i am puzzled what has happened? Why i cannot restore and how to fix publisher. I have a SSD i don't know if that means anything with restoring.  Did anyone else have issues with this lastest batch of updates?

A:Office 2010 Publisher crashes after installing various updates

We're seeing the same thing here at work. Publisher 2010 crashes shortly after opening an exisitng file. If I create a new file from a blank, it seems to be stable. System Restore fails also, so we can't go back, at least on the machine this was first noticed on yesterday. The application event logs show ntdll.dll as the crashing program, but there could be another cause. That file was changed in the latest updates from a Sept timestamp to and Oct one. As a real estate company, our office admins use Publisher a lot for flyers, etc., so this has to get fixed very soon.

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I'm not 100% sure this is the right section since apparently the error is caused by an .exe but this only started happening after my dad installed a new hard drive into my previously perfectly stable computer. It's not a new boot drive, just one I use for storage. Ever since then, my computer has been randomly restarting (usually every other day, my computer runs almost constantly). A message pops up that says "system has recovered from a serious error". I finally got fed up and ran the .dmp file through the windows debugging program and got this.Microsoft ? Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86Copyright ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\StoopidKat\Desktop\Mini052210-01.dmp]Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are availableSymbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbolsExecutable search path is: Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatibleProduct: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS PersonalBuilt by: 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435Machine Name:Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055d720Debug session time: Sat May 22 12:19:13.080 2010 (UTC - 5:00)System Uptime: 3 days 3:46:45.469Loading Kernel Symbols................................................................................................................................................Loading User SymbolsLoading unlo... Read more

A:installed new hard drive, now computer crashes

Download BlueScreenViewNo installation required.Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.use this and while you are doing it this will be moved to Windows XP

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My wife has bought a new Dell XPS 8300 as her HP is four years old. The new machine has Windows 7 Professional already installed.
Is it possible to remove the original primary disk from her old machine and install as a second drive on the new one? Will we have to remove Windows 7 Professional on the old drive before installing in the new computer as a second drive? Will the new machine recognize her programs and data files on the second drive?


A:Installing old primary drive in new computer as secondary drive

Yes, you can install the old drive in the new PC.

No, you will not have to remove Windows 7 from the old drive.

The new PC will recognize the data on the old hard drive, but not the programs. You will have to reinstall the programs onto the new hard drive in the new PC.

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So I have recently bought a Samsung 850 Evo 120 GB ssd drive. My HP computer now has a 1TB hitachi hard drive and a ssd drive. The computer loads from the SSD drive. To try and maintain space, I have tried to download MS Office on the HDD. But when I install office, while in the middle of installing, my computer always crashes. This has happened on all three of my attempts to install office so far. Is there any reason why I should not be able to install office on the HDD or do I have to install it on the SSD?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Sorry this is a re-post because I thought my thread was deleted. Instead it was moved to office. Sorry.

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Ok, I consider myself to be pretty savy about my computer but this one has me stumped. I got a new desktop pc and I wanted to remove the secondary drive from my old pc and install it as a secondary in my new computer because it has all of my files on it. I removed and installed the drive into my new computer making the orginal hard drive the master and the secondary as a slave. Everything booted up just fine and the secondary drive shows up just fine in device manager. But, when I go into Explorer to access my data this is what I see:

The secondary drive has been named to BOOTWORK (D) with the followiing files listed:

I386 Folder

So then I decided to put my secondary drive back into my old computer and just try and burn everything to a CD and copy it that way. Well when I installed it back into my old computer it tells me the same thing as it did in my new computer! I'm so frusturated I'm about to pull my hair out. What am I doing wrong?

Both systems are running Windows XP on the master drives. The secondary drive was for data storage only. Somebody please help me out so that I don't lose all that data on that hard drive. Thanks for any help you can give.

A:Need help installing drive to new computer...

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Hi..well I'll try this again..my last attempt never got answered so I bought a new PC. LOL I just bought a new HP

Desktop PC p6310y and I'd like to use my Western Digital TB drive from my old PC as well. That drive was on my other

PC which had Windows XP OS on it. This new one has "7". No operating system was on the old drive (that I know of unless

there were hidden files unknown to me). When using the old PC the OS was on an 80GB drive. Is there something I

need to do to

the old TB drive to ensure it works on my new PC? I heard of a device that i could hook up to the old TB and transfer

all data to my new PC before installing it but I'm worried I will lose over 50,000 mp3's. I don't even know what the

device is called or how much it would be. I don't have the files backed up YET. I don't even know if this new PC can

accommodate 2 TB's. The new PC has 6 GB of memory but I don't know if the power supply will be OK either. Is

there some kind soul out there that could answer these questions? Thanks much in advance.

A:Installing a drive from my old computer

Just put the old drive in, and it will work.

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Every time I remove a disc from my D: drive (having formatted and copied data to it) my computer crashes as soon as the drive door shuts (after I have removed the disk).

Blue screen with lots of white writing talking about physical memory dump and all sorts of other terrifying things!

I have to then switch off and re-boot.

Can anyone help with this error?


A:Solved: Computer crashes when D: drive door closes

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My computer crashes every time I transfer large amounts of data onto the D drive of my computer. There is no such problem with my C drive.

First detected this problem while I was transferring some data through LAN. This problem occurs even when I am copying data from my C drive to D drive. I was able to copy a 700MB file onto the drive.
Steps taken:

-Ran a complete scan of my computer, found some viruses, but the problem persists
-Did a Disk Check via Windows as well as the TuneUp Utility, no problems detected.

OS: Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo t7200 @ 2.00GHz
Hard disk: TOSHIBA MK1234GSX ATA Device(120GB)
No of partitions: 2

A:Computer crashes while copying data onto the hard drive

Is this drive on some sort of RAID array or other disk controller that may need updated drivers? Have you run disk diagnostics from the hard drive manufacturer? How much free space is on this particular drive?

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Just re-installed my win7 but still getting crashes. I have uploaded my files on Omega external hard drive but when I try to connect error code 43 appears.

Un-installed the driver for the Omega but still can't get it connected.

Any free software could help repair such thins? My Logitech webcam Pro 9000 also keep on disconnecting.


I reverted back to Win 7 Ultimate and it still crashes. It has asked me to run the repair programme from the disc and I tried but there is no option for repair but install.

Could I get it repaired on internet please?

I had my files stored on external Omega hard drive when I first used Win 7 but now it doesn't recognise my USB connection.

Any solutions please?

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I have a brand-new Sony-Vaio notebook with a pre-installed version of Windows Vista Home Premium. After setting up the notebook, the latest patches and fixes were downloaded via Windows Update. Everything seemed fine until yesterday, when I wanted to transfer a Word document from the laptop to a (new) USB drive (SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB 2.0 Flash Drive, compatible with Vista, U3 software deactivated). Right after the transfer, a window popped up saying that Windows Explorer had crashed and whether I wanted to restart the program. I restarted it, and it worked. I would like to know what happened to make Windows Explorer crash while transferring a Word document to a USB flash drive and how to prevent this from happening in the future...? I cannot remember Windows Explorer ever crashing in XP Home!
I also have Bluetooth software installed on the notebook (which I'm not using and which I don't need). I read something about Bluetooth being responsible for Windows Explorer crashes. Is that likely?
Scans with Windows Defender and Norton Internet Security did not dig out any malware.

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Hi some info please. I have a dell XPS 600 computer and a Dell Optiplex 755. I lost the motherboard on my dell xps system. Is it possible to ake out the main hard drive of my dell xps system and replace the Dell Optiplex 755 unit so that i can run like normal before, or will it not work since it's different motherboards. Thank you for the help.

PS both systems have windows 7 ultimate installed. My XPS had Windows 7 Ultimate 64 and the optiplex has same but 32 bit.

A:Installing Hard Drive onto another computer

I don't know the hardware, but the main problem would be that it is likely that the motherboards don't run on the same drivers. You may be able to install the new drivers and keep the installation intact, but it will most likely require reactivation, most likely by phone. Since it is likely that you have an OEM version of W7, reactivation may not be possible.

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I am about to install a harddrive from an old computer to my new one. I have all the necessary cables.etc..
My question is this..is there anything else i need to know before i do this.
I have checked the bios to make sure it is on auto detect.
The old drives jumpers are these. Master, cable select, and something labled `pk`. I see no jumper setting for slave.
After installing the drive, I want to transfer over files that I want to the new harddrive and then format the old one to be empty.
How can I do this? Do I use windows to `format` it for me?
Any suggestions would be helpful.
Win ME
IE 5.5 SP1
Athlon 1 gighz processor.
Old hard drive is a quantum 9.4 gig
PS. The new and old harddrive will be on the same channel.

A:Installing a hard drive from a different computer

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Having bought a new UMPC XP windows computer without a drive I "mistakenly" thought it would be a fairly simple matter to copy programmes like "Outlook" "Quicken" etc to a usb flash drive and simply install them from the USB drive onto the hard drive of the new computer. Boy was I wrong.

Some programmes that I own like "Laplink Gold" do have a remote installer however it is geared to copy an executable disk to a Floppy, remember those?

So please can anybody tell me how copy my CD programme software to a bootable flash drive and make the flash drive executable?

Before anybody rightfully warns me, according to the licences I am allowed to run this software on three machines.

Thank You


A:Installing programmes to a computer without a CD Drive

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There are quite a few programs on my old hard drive (Windows XP) that I could not install into new computer (WIndows 7) I was told that I could not put the old hard drive into this computer. Is this factual? My cousin installed his old drive (Windows 95) into newer computer (Windows XP) with now problem. If possible, I would really like to get some of the older programs back.

A:Installing old hard drive into new computer

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I just purchased a new HP computer and am trying to install an old hard-drive from my previous computer.

When trying the different settings for the jumpers, nothing seemed to work.
I tried the cable select and slave settings, and neither seemed to work. I either got an error message at boot saying "OS not working" or something similar, or it would boot fine and it would not recognize the drive.

The model of my new PC is:

HP A6230N

It has Windows Vista Home Premium

The model of the hard drive is:
Deskstar 7K80

I am hoping someone could help me get this drive installed properly.

Thank you!

A:Installing an old hard-drive into a new computer

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My P4 1.3 died so I am trying to install my hard drive from that computer into my old P2 400. The old computer has windows 95 and the P4 has XP. Any suggestions?

A:Installing old hard drive into different computer

It might be worth your while to check the HAL compatibility lists at Microsoft to make sure your old P2 can work with XP.

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My desktop has gone into the computer shop because the power isn't powering up for some reason. If I need to replace it, how do I go about getting my hard drive, from the computer that won't work, to work in the new computer.

The times I have tried to do that before, the new computer doesn't recognize the old hard drive. I just get a blue screen saying no hard drive is being detected.

A friend of mine told me that the old hard drive has drivers in it from its original computer and the new computer doesn't relate to them. That I would have to reformat it completely before the new computer would recognize it.

Is that true? Does each computer have to have a completely virginal hard drive? I do have the old hard drive backed up but I would hate to have to re-program a whole new hard drive when I have one that's working fine.

I have a PC, MS Windows 2000 o/s.

A:Installing old hard drive in a different computer

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Hello everyone! Am not a noob system builder but definitely a noob with multiple drives with separate OS's. Got a great deal on an SSD and want to install a new copy of Windows 7 on this drive and keep my Raptor with Windows 7 separate from this one on the same machine.

My plan is to unplug the Raptor and install the OS to the SSD. When I get all the drivers and updates finished will plug the Raptor back in and choose which to boot from the bios. Will this work? Don't want to put the data on the raptor at risk or mess up any settings. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Installing new SSD drive on computer with separate OS on HDD.

Looks like a good plan.

I just don't understand your concern regarding the data on the Raptor.

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I have a computer running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit on a dual core machine. I will be getting a new i7 machine and instead of re-installing all the programs, I'd like to just swap the hard drive. Will this work? Or will I run into Vista or other problems?


A:Installing old system hard drive in new computer

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Ok I got a new computer and I want to put an old (full) hard drive, Maxtor 32049H2 20GB into it instead of burning a ton of cds to transfer files, but I've been hesistant as I've never done it before and don't want to break anything. Sorry if this is long but I'm trying to be clear,
I need the jumpers set to "SLAVE", Correct? I looked on the website www.maxtor.com and clicked on my model on the top right, and it took me to a page which was not the model of my hard drive. Assuming it's meant to do this and the jumper settings are the same for both HD's, it says -
No jumper is required to configure the drive as a Slave.
The jumper over the J44 and J42 positions is in the jumper storage position.
Does this mean it will work as a slave with absolutely no jumper's on it?

Next step as i understand it is to do something to the BIOS, and then something about partitioning? Do I need the info on my hard drive, cylinders etc? Not quite sure about any of that at all, so any tips or help with those last steps would be appreciated.

I hope it's easier to do than I think it is!

A:A few questions before installing an old Hard Drive into a new computer

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I'm completely stumped.

I have a 160 gb sata hd that i keep my OS and program files on, and a 500 gb sata hd that I store media on. The 160 is in SATA1, 500 in SATA2. Not set up RAID. I was ripping music onto my computer and a CD blew up inside the dvd rom. Not sure on the terminology, but the dvdrom was set up with a ribbon and a molex. Went and bought a SATA dvdrom, installed it, and tried to boot. Got an error message that said "disk drive not detected." So I disabled the Jmicron IDE and that stopped the "drive not detected error, but it still wont boot. I just get a blinking white line upper left. I tried messing with boot priority... nothing. Then I took out the dvd rom all together, and now it wont boot period. Even put the old dvd rom back in, nothing.

Anyone have any idea what the problem could be? Any help would be appreciated.

And all the cables are plugged in btw.

A:Computer won't boot after installing SATA DVD drive

now it wont boot period. Even put the old dvd rom back in, nothing.

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Do you mean the board is not posting or do you mean windows will not load?

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I installed a CDRW drive. When I went to copy a CD it told me that because my DVD and CDRW drive were connected to the same IDE cord that it wouldn't work....and it didn't. So I turned my computer off, opened it back up and tried to connect the IDE cord from the hard drive to the CDRW drive. I disconnected the cord from the motherboard, connected the middle connector of the IDE cord there and the end connector of the cord to the CDRW drive. When I went to turn my computer back on it just beeped at me. Nothing came up on the screen. I opened it back up and put everything back the way it had been before but it still just beeps at me and the screen is black. What did I do and how do I fix it? It's a 800 mhz athlon running Windows ME. Please help! I get in trouble at work using the compter for non-work-related things!

A:computer won't boot up after installing CDRW drive

When installing the CDRW drive, I take it you were setting it to master or slave accordingly. But at this point I would check to see if any of the IDE plug in pins on the motherboard or one of the drives are bent and, or touching another pin.

........Don't take no GUFF from no machine........

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My son just purchased a Dell 4700 computer and tried to install his 200 GB harddrive as a slave. There is no capability for connecting it to the computer. What does he need to do to get it installed to the computer (Maxtor). He has a lot of video saved on the harddrive and wants to transfer it to his new computer and increase the harddrive capacity. Also, when he took the 200 GB out of our current computer (which I had partitioned) it left my computer unable to find the programs in the program drive. Can you tell me how to get the start menu to locate the program files or create new start menu items. Right now the start menu items show that they are empty.

A:Installing Slave Drive on Dell Computer

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An old question that has been asked and answered many times, but with a kicker

SCENARIO: I want to install a Seagate Barracuda (ultra) ATA V 120 GB 7200 RPM hard drive from a Medion MD1100 windows XP machine, whose motherboard died, into a generic Windows 98, 2nd Ed. machine with two IDE/ATA connectors on the motherboard, in order to recover the data.

THE KICKER: the Seagate Barracuda was partitioned into 3 partitions. C: contained Windows, applications, and data; D: contained a backup of all the data I want to recover; and E: was used by the Windows recover feature.

RESULTS: I've installed the Seagate every which way, primary slave, secondary master, secondary slave, and even primary master. In every case the system recognized the drive as expected; and with the exception of the last case (which of course Windows XP didn't like), only the "RECOVER" partion shows up in "My Computer" as DRIVE D:

QUESTION: Is there any way to make either the original C: OR D: partitions available?

FACTOID: when I do a "properties" on both the C: (existing) and D: (recently installed) drives, I see that both file systems are FAT32. I can't be sure, but I suspect it was NTFS on the old failed XP system.

Thank you

A:Installing old partitioned hard drive in another computer

Win98 won't recognize an NTFS partition without having a NTFS driver installed. I've used NTFS for Win98 from Sysinternals, but when Microsoft bought them they pulled it. However, this site seems to have that program. I haven't tried it myself to confirm it's the same version.


Avira NTFS4DOS Personal might be another option.



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Hi there. I was wonder what exactly may be wrong with my laptop. The story goes that while I was in Taiwan, I purchased a new Internal Hard Drive with a external enclosure. Now, after comming back to the states I set it up in my college dorm and about 3 weeks later it crashed. I was very sad . So anyway, I sent the hard drive back and installed a new 300 gb Western Digital Hard drive into the enclosure. I partitioned it into 2 different drives (so I can keep fun stuff and school stuff seperate). Now, there seems to be major lag times when I try to load new programs. It seems that when ever the external hard drive is on, it seems to lag up up the processor, and then makes the external think alot, and then the program opens. I am talking about a major lag time of like 1 min or more. THe computer just kinda freezes there for a bit, and then if I leave it for 1 min, it then opens the programs. So I was wondering if I had installed the external wrong or was it something to to with my programs or processes in the backround. Here is my hyjack this log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:41:44 AM, on 10/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv... Read more

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Hello, so recently I bought a brand new 320gb SATA Hard drive to eventually put in my computer, but I do have a few questions because I never added a new hard drive before...

1) When I was looking up hard drive installation, I noticed that pretty much every example is from adding a 2nd hard drive and I was wondering how would it work it you was going to completely replace the current HD, like a clean out the box hd taking up the main spot, is it just plug in, set BIOS, and your good to go?

2) When you have an older hard drive that you just replaced, still got some stuff on there, hasn't been formatted but you want to eventually use it as a secondary HD what would be the best way to store or preserve it, would putting it in the no static sleeve that your newer HD came in work just fine?

A:Installing Fresh new hard drive on older computer.

DGoines said:

... a clean out the box hd taking up the main spot, is it just plug in, set BIOS, and your good to go?Click to expand...

Am I safe to assume that you currently have a SATA drive in the computer and that the motherboard has an extra open SATA port so that you can connect the old drive as a secondary drive?

Exactly what are you expecting, when you say "Good to Go"? You will need to format the new drive and install operating system software and hardware drivers for your particular motherboard. Do you have a set of system recovery discs that came withe computer or that you made with recovery software installed on the original drive?

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I want to format my laptop but i can't use my Optical Disk Drive as it's not working anymore(complete dead) !!
I have the original Windows 7 Recovery DVD (3 Disks) (That's why i can't even try(think) of using bootable pen drive

So,all i have is my friends laptop whose optical drive works fine !! Can i use his laptop's drive to install/format my laptop !!

Please help me out !!

A:Installing Windows 7 From Disk Drive of network computer

Hello mate, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows 7 Desktop


If you want to copy the Windows 7 installation files to the Windows 7 desktop from a Windows 7 installation DVD, have a look at the Copy To method of this tutorial. Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

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I'm really sorry if this has been covered before or is a well-known problem-- I didn't really know what to try searching for.

The title is fairly self-explanatory. I installed service pack 3, and now whenever I use my CD drive the computer becomes very slow and stuttering. I have a Dell Inspiron E1705, with a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW ts-l632d. My system restore doesn't have a point before I installed the SP.

a) Is there a way to fix this problem?
b) If not, can I somehow remove service pack 3?


EDIT: I have the latest firmware for the cd drive on the dell website.

A:[SOLVED] Computer slows and stutters when using CD drive after installing SP3

Wow, that went off the first page quickly. Bump I guess.

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I am currently experiencing a problem that started just a few days ago where the svchost.exe process keeps taking up memory on my computer even when there isn't anything active and continues to grow to taking up to 99% of memory before it crashes/freezes the computer and it has to be restarted then several times a day to clear the memory back down but within a few hours or sometimes less the memory will get exhausted.
I was able to download the FRST tool and I have the following results, so hopefully this will help someone to be able to help me with the following problem:
Thanks for your help, time and efforts it is appreciated and here are the following 2 logs from FRST:
Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 26-09-2014
Ran by Joellen at 2014-09-26 19:04:45
Running from C:\Users\Joellen\Desktop
Boot Mode: Normal
==================== Security Center ========================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed.)
AV: AVG Internet Security 2012 (Enabled - Up to date) {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
AS: AVG Internet Security 2012 (Enabled - Up to date) {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
AS: Windows Defender (Disabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: AVG Internet Security 2012 (Enabled) {621CC794-9486-F902-D092-0484E8EA828B}
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A:Svchost.exe Extreme Memory Usage Crashes Computer When Computer Idle

Hi there,please run Combofix:Please download Combofix (by sUBs) and save it to your Desktop.Disable the realtime-protection of your antivirus and anti-malware programs because they might interfere with the scan.Start Combofix.exe and follow its instructions.Do not use the computer while the scan is running. This may cause the program to stall.When finished, a log file will be displayed (that can also be found at C:\Combofix.txt).Please copy and paste the contents of this file into your next post.Note: If you receive an error "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." after the scan, just restart the computer.(You can find more detailed instructions in this guide on using Combofix.)

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