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Problem with harddisk

Q: Problem with harddisk

Hi....


I have a strange problem with my harddisk. There'e a light idicator on my computer shows that if the harddisk is running or not. After restarting my computer, this ididicator shows that the harddisk is running. This light lasts for many hours even I stopped all the programs running and Internet is disconnected. THe only way to stop this idicator is running a virus scan on the harddisk. After that scan, the idicator's light stops showing that nothing is using the harddisk. The virus scan shows that my computer is clean. Some days this problem doesn't appear but most days I have to do scan. I forced to do this scan because neglecting this may lead to harddisk failure as it happend before.

Any help?

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A: Problem with harddisk

Hello Newtonx,

This is normal for there to almost always be some activity on your hard disk. Vista has many background programs and services that are constantly accessing the hard disk. Some of the most common ones are the Index updating the index during low or idle usage of the computer, System Protection creating a restore point, scheduled Disk Defragmenter scans, etc........

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello all,

I need some advice.

I recently replaced my old harddisk to a new harddisk. The old harddisk has windows xp home and other programs installed.

I did not format the old harddisk, I only took out the old harddisk and replaced it with a new harddisk. I then installed windows xp home to the new harddisk.

While I am installing programs on the new harddisk, I discovered that one of the programs do not allow me to activate the program license because I have previously activated the program on my old windows. I need to do a proper uninstallation to release the license, then I can activate the license of the program in the new harddisk.

My question is, can I take out my current new harddisk, replace it with the old harddisk, boot up as normal into the old harddisk windows, uninstall the program inside the old harddisk, then replace the old hardisk with my new harddisk again.

Will I be able to access the old windows on the old harddisk?
Will it mess up my current windows/programs settings?
Will my current new harddisk windows be able to work as normal after accessing the old harddisk windows?
I thought of accessing the old harddisk as a slave, but I do not know if it is possible to access the old harddisk and do a proper uninstall of the program?
Is there any better way of uninstalling the program on my old harddisk?

Thanks in advance.

A:Accessing Win XP on old harddisk to uninstall programs after installing new harddisk

you have to swap out the drive completely. at no time should you have both hdd plugged in.

repeat, do not run them as master and slave. run each hdd individually at each time only.........

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I have 40GB harddisk and now I am moving to 120GB SATA hardisk. But i want all the data with softwares, plugins and all the windows settings to be transferred in the 120 GB harddisk.

There is any way so that all files and setttings will transferred and I dont have to install everything again.

In my system Windows XP Pro SP1 is installed.
 

A:Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

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I have a laptop HDD in an enclosure as an external drive & have had it for about 4 months. It uses usb port. I was using my computer & the hdd was working fine when suddenly as i was downloading something it could not finish dloading because it said the (already written) files could not be detected. Then i disconnected the cable & replugged it & the green light turned on in HDD but it still wasnt detecting it. Then i thought maybe something was wrong or stuck in hdd so i took it out of the enclosure & everything looked fine so i put it back & when i went to plug it in a error showed at lower right of the screen which said that the port hub had a power surge & to disco the hdd & click reset. (Also the green light didnt even turn on this time.) So i did. Then i thought i always used only one end of the usb cable (Double header) so i didnt get why it didnt work but i went ahead & tryed using both heads of the cable & still again said the same thing. I always had enough power so i dont get it. I plugged in my ipod into the usb port & it works good. What should i do?
 

A:HardDisk Problem

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

A:harddisk problem

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

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

A:Harddisk problem

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

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My harddisk is keep working, although I do nothing. Even I close all applications, it still running and cause my computer work very slow.
I don't really know what happen with my computer. If anybody know how to fix it, please tell me.

thanks you!!
 

A:Got a harddisk problem!! need some help!! plz!!

Please post more details!! Like anything strange happen lately, recent downloads, hardware changes, do you run a firewall, virus protection, system specs etc. etc.
 

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

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I have recently had a problem with my pc and have lost important data. I was able to recover some by using recovery software. So i decided to buy a external USB HD for backing up my data from now on. Although the USC HD worked on a friends PC with XP it does not work on mine with a Win 98SE OS.
I can see the HD in windows explorer but when i try to access it, it says that the drive is not formatted and asks if i want to format it. But the HD is already formatted. I did it on the friends machine (XP) where we copied some program files that i might need on my own system (winamp3, anti-spy etc.).

Although i tried hard to get the new HD working with the external usb case i could not succeed so i decided to install it in my case as a slave driver. (Yes, i did changed the jumper settings correctly). Now, both in windows system and bios settings the new HD is visible but no drive letter is assigned to it and i can not access it in windows explorer.

Please, help. I am about to loose my mind...

Thanks,
jt.
 

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

Sincerely
Massimo
 

A:Problem with Harddisk!

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

Here are the folders in my C drive:

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

A:HardDisk Problem

Are you counting hidden and system files?

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

A:problem in harddisk

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

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

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

Please, do you have any comments, any ideas?

Thank you very much!

Kvint3

A:win8 and harddisk problem

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

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

A:windows xp harddisk problem

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

A:Harddisk detection problem

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


Thanks&regards
Shankar
 

A:Reg. harddisk access problem

Is the external drive formatted?
 

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Hi.

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

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

What has gone wrong?

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

--
Ed
 

A:USB External Harddisk problem

This little raindance will usually fix this issue.

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

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

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

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

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

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Harddisk install problem

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

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

thanks...
zeke
 

A:secondary harddisk problem

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

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

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

A:USB External Harddisk Problem

And what would the problem be?
 

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Good day!

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

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Seagate Harddisk Problem

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

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

I will appreciate any help/suggestions to resolve this problem
 

A:Weird harddisk problem

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

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

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

A:can a harddisk boot if there's problem with partition?

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

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

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

please help me, any comment is greatly appreciated
thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is this correct?

Thank you
Peter

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













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A:boot problem/ harddisk problem

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey can anybody tell me which is the best harddisk drive for which i should go??????????I need atleast 250 gb or more of diskspace so suggest me the best HDD with their latest price ????????Thankyou.
 

A:Best HARDDISK

Get Seagate 500GB SATA-II

125bucks.
 

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hi

i have a western digital 160gb caviar blue hd now i want to buy a new one but some questions are bothering me

first is seagate any better than western digital i ask this because 1tb seagate is just slightly expensive than 500gb western digital so should i go for seagate?

second is that if i buy seagate, will it cause any problem to the system having one wd hd and one seagate?

please answer in details would love to hear anything to increase the knowledge

A:help about a new harddisk?

1. you can mix any makes of disks. They are all 'compatibel'.

2. the make does not matter. They are all the same since they all come from the same factories in Thailand. I have a dozen different makes and do not notice any difference.

3. except Seagate - one of those just died on me. The first and only disk that died in my installations.

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My computer came with a 10gig hardrive with Windows Me preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition and have been very impressed it was well worth the 90 I payed for the upgrade pack! I purchased 64MB of RAM to bring my memory from 64MB to 128MB and my computer hasn't crashed ONCE since I got XP! But having two operating systems on one 10 gig hardrive and lots of preinstalled programs such as office has taken its toll and I was warned the other day that my harddisk was nearly full! I deleted all my unnessesary files and managed to get back 1 gig of space but I'm still not happy and would like to get a new 20gig hardrive. It makes more sense to use my recovery disk to return my computer to the way it was when it left the factory and reinstall windows XP on the new harddrive leaving my old operating system on the old C:\ and installing all my programs into the new harddrive. I have two questions about this:

1) Will my computer become dual-boot which i DONT want to happen I want the same setup as I have know but with XP installed on the new harddrive?

2) Will I be able to call my new harddrive B:\ as I don't have a 5 1/2 floppy drive installed and would prefer to have things organised and call it that, if not what will my drive call itself as default as I already have A,C,D,Q,R drive letters already taken?
 

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I have an 80GB IDE Hitachi HD which was formatted NTFS on my computer running Win 7 Ultimate. My problem is that when connected to my computer via external Sharkoon Drive link USB adapter, it is not shown in Windows Explorer but is shown in Device Manager as USB Device and in Computer Management it is shown as ?Disk 1 ? Not initialized? and when clicking on to initialize, an error shows as ?This device not ready?. Same occurred on another PC running Vista Ultimate. Strangely, when connected to IDE inside PC it works perfectly. Can anyone help please?

ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 MB
500GB sata Hitachi HDD
2GB Ram
3.2GB CPU
Windows 7 Ultimate

A:USB Harddisk

Does the USB adaptor work correctly with any other drive?

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I am trying to setup the 3rd Hard Disk in my CPU. It doesn't seems to able detect my already formated hard disk. Is it possible to have 3 Hard Disk in 1 CPU? If so, how do should I go about it? Do I need to do anything with the Jumper on the Hard Disk?
 

A:3 HardDisk in 1 CPU

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My computer came with a 10gig hardrive with Windows Me preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition and have been very impressed it was well worth the 90 I payed for the upgrade pack! I purchased 64MB of RAM to bring my memory from 64MB to 128MB and my computer hasn't crashed ONCE since I got XP! But having two operating systems on one 10 gig hardrive and lots of preinstalled programs such as office has taken its toll and I was warned the other day that my harddisk was nearly full! I deleted all my unnessesary files and managed to get back 1 gig of space but I'm still not happy and would like to get a new 20gig hardrive. It makes more sense to use my recovery disk to return my computer to the way it was when it left the factory and reinstall windows XP on the new harddrive leaving my old operating system on the old C:\ and installing all my programs into the new harddrive. I have two questions about this:

1) Will my computer become dual-boot which i DONT want to happen I want the same setup as I have know but with XP installed on the new harddrive?

2) Will I be able to call my new harddrive B:\ as I don't have a 5 1/2 floppy drive installed and would prefer to have things organised and call it that, if not what will my drive call itself as default as I already have A,C,D,Q,R drive letters already taken?
 

A:Harddisk!

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i have an old hdisk on an old pc.
the disk label shows that is 4+ Gigs
when i try to fdisk and format, only half is available
at fdisk options appears to be only 2+Gigs
wtf?
 

A:only 1/2 of harddisk is there!

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Hello,
a week ago i transferred a list of archived files to my mp4, then the light went off ,when it came back, i can't find the archives on the partition , nor the mp4

also some sound files disappered from the mp4, also files are occupying space whether on the hard disk or the mp4

i tried to show hidden files, but i still can't find the files

so what's wrong ?? , how can i get the files again ??? because the computer shows that they are still occupying space

thanks in advance

Best regards,

A:HardDisk & MP4

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mitooo


Hello,
a week ago i transferred a list of archived files to my mp4, then the light went off


Hi.

Does that mean you lost power to your computer or drive?







  
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because the computer shows that they are still occupying space


If you lost power whilst transferring, there is a good chance some of the files will have become corrupt.

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Hi which would be the best free hardrive checking tool that would tell me if something is failing or is dead

A:harddisk

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/

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Hello,

Re: Win98SE - Intel 465 Mhz

The harddisk in my PC is 8 GB of which only 2,56 GB is still available now.
From I similar PC (done away in the meantime) I still have a 8 GB IDE harddisk.
and want to place it in my PC.
Please mind that I have never opened a PC sofar.

a) I don't know to what electronic circuit-cable it must be connected (wondering about serial and parallel)

b) then this second harddisk must somehow be connected to and made visisable to the system (by cables I think; however what cables, new ones or
already present)

When I tried to google this subject I only found items on partitioning etc, not
about how to get and connect a second harddisk inside a PC.
Furthermore I have no idea whether there are special well-known problems
related to having a seond harddisk installed (e.g. very slow system)

Advises will be highly aprreciated.

Best regards,
a.ruiter
 

A:add a second harddisk

This may help http://www.perfectdrivers.com/howto/seconddrive.html
 

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I have an ultraDMA harddisk from compaq. I hope to know what is the ATA and RPM value of my 20GB drive. Is there some software that I can use to check it?
 

A:Harddisk

The only 20 GB HDD I could find on the Compaq site is 20GB Ultra ATA 100 Hard Drive (7200rpm)
251974-B21

This was at http://www.compaq.com/products/desktops/options/options_storage1.html
That doesn't mean that there aren't more. The way to know, for certai8n, is to open your system up, and get the part number, or full specs from off the HDD case itself.
 

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Hi!Where can i buy sata cabel to my ideapad y700 because i have ssd but i cant connect hdd harddisk because i dont know where to buy the cabel. I only have ssd m.2 .  Please help me !

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Would i be able to connect a 200mb Harddisk to my compter, to copy the contents into an image with Norton Ghost. I have IDE CD CDRW and Hardisk already and would make this disk a temp Seconary slave. My mother board is June 2000 Bios dated im guessing this would auto detect 200mb disk. What Specs do u think 200mb disk would be any any probs which might arise?

Cheers guys
 

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Yes that should work. Just use auto geometry. Mobo's IDE is backwards compatible.

I don't think you would want to keep it on there long after the data was copied off of it, though. Such an old device is just taking up a valuable IDE channel.
 

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Hi, sorry this is kind of a long post, please bare with me.

I've got this problem with my harddisk being really slow. Started around the end of june. My mom woke up, turned on my computer, and it wouldn't boot, because it was waay too slow. It would do a split second of accessing every 2 seconds. Decided to do a format. So I did a quick format on C (At the time, I had a C partition for windows, D partition for my own data, and 3 more partitions for slackware). During the windows installation, the harddrive started doing it again. So I did a full format instead, and that worked fine.

Anyway, the computer worked fine for a couple of days, then I went on vacation. Came back now, and it started giving me the same problems again after a day. This time i deleted ALL my partitions and created 2 new ones, C and D. Worked fine again. That was yesterday. You can probably guess what just happened today.

Computer was working fine, till i had to reboot. Same problem. This time though, once the loading screen for windows is finished (after a while) the computer reboots. I tried rewriting the MBR through windows repair console. The first time it said there were errors, but it fixed them up. That didn't seem to fix the problem.

I then decided to check the maxtor website (My HDD is a maxtor 80gb diamondmax 9). Found the tool "powermax", and decided to give it a go. When I tried it out, it said "failed to load dos, press any key to retry". I tried using... Read more

A:Harddisk REALLY slow

I think PowerMax is right approach, its possible the drive is failing.

How did you create the PowerMax floppy? You need to save the file you download to your hard drive then run it to make a bootable floppy. Do not save the file directly to the floppy. Or your floppy drive is toast.

You can also download an ISO CD image of PowerMax and burn the image to CD.
 

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Hello

I'm trying to install a second hard disk into my 5 year old
Pentium 3 550 MHz. My original disk is 30 Gigs, and I'm trying to add a Maxtor 120 Gig harddisk as the secondary one. I dont have the full details right now because my friend tried the installtion for me. However the gist of the problem is this: Both hard disks are appearing on the bootup screen (the screen that first shows up when one restarts), the Maxtor 120 Gig as the slave, and the original 30 Gig as the master. However its not appearing under My Computer. To my knowledge the jumper settings are fine.

FYI I'm using Windows XP so the hard disk should be plug n play.

Can anyone advise?

Thanks
Dan
 

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Harddisk Security I have a notebook Lenovo G475 and I was change the hd. When I turn on I read "Sata Port 0 lock" and my notebook don't boot the system. How can I solve it? Help me plz


























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Hi -

i bought a custom made pc with intel i3 processor, 2 TB or hard disk and 2 GB or ram.

I am not sure why... but i have a felling that 2 GB of RAM is not enough.

FYI
Windows explorer crashed when i visit a specific directory of the a drive. that particular folder has around 100 Videos(Movies) in different formats (mkv, mp4, avi, wmv). The same folder can be accessed through VLC open window.

Problem
Window explorer crashed and asks to restart when opening a specific folder.

A:2 TB of harddisk - what RAM is recommended?

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In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
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