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Not detecting IDE usb harddisk on rebbot

Q: Not detecting IDE usb harddisk on rebbot

My laptop (Hp Pavilion dv5- 1015 tx) has preinstalled vista with sata harddisk. I want to install xp to an external USB Harddisk, which is IDE. So I slipstreamed xp adding also the sata driver. I can boot it with xp boot cd. It copies the files for installation to the external harddisk. but on reboot i get error message because it does not detect the harddisk. Installation stops automatically, saying to prevent damage to the computer. I tried sever times. The same thing happens always. Kindly help me.

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Preferred Solution: Not detecting IDE usb harddisk on rebbot

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Not detecting IDE usb harddisk on rebbot

XP is not meant to be installed on USB drives. There's a moment during startup when the usb controller is reinitialized, this is what's preventing the installation to continue.

Here's a workaround that involves editing usbstor.inf and other system files on the XP CD : http://www.ngine.de/index.jsp?pageid=4176. Can't tell you if it'll work as I've never tried it.

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I have removed the hard disk and connected till i hear a small tic tic sound. hard disk not detecting. I want to recovery my all data from HDD. it is very important. Thanks  Tony

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Hello, I am using Lenovo Ideapad 510-15IKB I have two Hard disk.1. SSD 256 GB2. 1 TB Harddisk I have three partitions two of them are for SSD and one is for 1TB Hard Disk(Not SSD), I have most of my data in 1 TB harddisk except the windows which is in SSD.Suddenly it stop detecting my one tb hard disk. I am very much worried for my data please help me.Its also not showing in Data Management.Please tell me what the problem is. Please Regards,Sami


























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A:My Harddisk suddenly not detecting

Can Anyone of LENOVO support please reply

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Hi,

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

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

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

A:Windows Installation Not detecting my harddisk

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

 

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hi my harddisk falled frm 3ft height....nd not detecting by ny pc letme know wat 2 do i hav very imp data inside dat......................
 

A:hi my harddisk falled frm 3ft height....nd not detecting by ny pc letme know wat 2 do

U said it urself mate. Ur only choice is to get the data recovered by some professional company or leave it at that. Either way, u will need a new HDD.
 

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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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system will not boot up after turning on, goes to blue HP screen with three choices, esc (escape), enter setup, and system recovery. escape and system setup will continue on to next screen but does not fix the issue. eventually a black screen appears with white writing stating that a hardware or software issue has cause a shutdown and that this was done to protect your files it goes on to give you four choices to boot the system. safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode ????? and open windows normally. after choosing any of the options, the windows XP screen pops up for 5-7 seconds as if it is rebooting and then the process starts over.

A:rebbot issue

Have you recently installed any software? If you have then your Anti-Virus software might have a conflict especially if you have Norton, McAfee and TalkTalk Security center.

If you can boot into safemode remove any new software and anything that might have effected it.


Or.

Do you still have your XP disc? Let me know if you do and I'll offer more help.

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a friend gave me his laptop. when i start it the hp invent logo comes up and then it goes to the screen where you can start it in safe mode, normal....etc. i have tried all these options and have even hit f10 and tried all those options. i have also tried booting with the xp disc and that does not work either, just seems like it is not even reading the disc. nothing is working. is the computer shot or is it fixable.

A:hp omnibook xe3 continuous rebbot

Hello, and Welcome
 
Press F8 and select "Disable Automatic Restart on System Error" Does it throw a blue screen stop code"?
 
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ss/disable-auto-restart-vista_2.htm

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using samsung chronus 7 laptop
windows 8.1 64 bit O/S.

Problem
On start up get the samsung screen then a blue screen with a sad face saying pc needs to restart. Then goes in a continus reboot.

tried using the w8 recovery cd. But get on the screen press any key to boot from cd. but press any key has no effect and goes back into loop as before.

press f2 to get to bios reset defaults, no luck either, tried f10 just get boot up order, unable to find what keys boots into recovery mode, f8 does nothing no safemode.

any one offer any help or advice please windows was pre installed.

A:stuck in rebbot loop need help

using samsung chronus 7 laptop
windows 8.1 64 bit O/S.



Try booting from a Windows 8.1 disk (DVD/USB) not a Windows 8.

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Hi all.

I have searched on here re this problem but all the threads I have seen talk about a drive going offline which isn't the case here.

Firstly its not my machine, I'm helping an old friend so there may bee delays on certain questions.

He has a DELL XPS machine, an i7 newer model running 8.1, he's got a main internal HD as C: and a permanently added USB drive with 3 partitions ad D: E: and F: but on reboot the F: partition suddenly goes up a letter to G:, the other two stay the same.

Apparently its been fine until recently when this started happening, I made sure the used Disk Management to change the letter back but on reboot its back to G:

He has no other devices attached and any other USB drives either have a selected letter near the end of the alphabet or are not assigned a set letter but none are attached when the machine boots. It sounds like the F: is being reserved by something, possibly registry wise but I don't have the machine in front of me to check and I would rather its me using regedit and he's got slippery fingers due to arthritis and is prone to over clicking and wrong key presses.

Any suggestions as to where to check or what to check, I've done as much as I can via Skype but at a loss as to why its only doing it to one partition and always the same one, also did a dischk and the partiton is ok.

Any idea's wise folks?

A:Windows 8.1 changes a certain partition letter on rebbot.

Seems he was using some sort of safe eject USB software where you could reserve a drive letter?

Seems ok now...So far..

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When i started my laptop..the system went to startup repair mode..the startup repair mode did not worked n i went to ''restore to factory setting ''.Now the main problem arised.The factory setting later asked to reboot the system .the system failed to reboot.it gave the msg as ''bootMGR file '' missing.I was told by a local tech to use operating cd to repair the laptop.Now wat i saw the hard disk partion failed to That is before it was C:drive 50 gb & D: drive 450 gb.Now it was C:drive 498 gb & D: drive 1.98 gb,
Which means i have lost all my important data which was in my hard disk .Is there no way for the data recovery.
How come ''restore to factory setting failed ''?
 

A:windows 8 factory setting failed cannot rebbot

see if this sees anything

http://download.cnet.com/DiskDigger/3000-2248_4-10908894.html

see what you can save then run the hard drive makers diagnostic on the drive
 

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Hello

I am experiencing the most annoying issue with my Machine.

Even after a clean install.

From a cold boot, I power my machine up.

From the moment the OS loads and I can see the desktop, within 1 - 2 minutes my screen goes black. The numlock on the keyboard freezes and I cannot recover the machine. I hold the power button down for a few seconds and machine powers down.

I then power up the machine and it works fine till a shutdown at night and try reboot it the next day.

And this happens every time I boot the machine after it was off for the night.

I have checked the event log and all I see is that the machine did not shutdown properly.

If I look at the LED on the MB it goes through a bunch of post codes, when I am at the desktop it stays on code 13.

After it crashes and I reboot, once at the desktop the LED stays on code 16, and will work fine till I shutdown.

Where can I start to try resolve this?

Thanks

Specs
OS: Windows 7 ultimate retail (Fully patched)
Motherboard: Biostar T-Power i45 v5.1 (Latest Bios)
Ram: OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 8gb
CPU: Intel Q9550 Core 2 Quad
Cooler: Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme
GPU: Asus ATI Radeon EAH 4870x2 (Latest ATI drivers but tried ASUS drvers as well)
PSU: Zalman 1000w
AV: MS security essentials

A:BSOD WIN 7 64Bit after 2min, after rebbot works 100%

Hey.

Go into the bios and set the vdimm to 2.1v for the memory voltage. Also set the timings manually at 5-5-5-15(CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)

Let us know how it goes.

If it still continues to exhibit the problem, go to C:\Windows\Minidump and copy the files in there to any other folder. Rar or zip them and attach the compressed file to a new post using the paperclip above where you type.

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Hi guys, Beforehand forgive my English not my first language and thanks for help and assistance.

This is my new build and this is what it's happening:

I set to Boot into DVD/CD
Place my Microsoft Windows 7x 64 ultimate Disc in tray.
Black screen appears with a loading bar saying " Loading files" .
Another screen appears with "blue sky" and the dove and there is were all computer Froze (no mouse or keyboard) for about 3 minutes!
And then the computer reboot itself !!

This are my specs:
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3
Intel Corei7 2600K 3.4GHz 8MB.
Corsair Vengance 8GB 1600MHz
eVGa Ge-Force GTX560TiFPB 1GB.
Antec EarthWatts EA750W ATX12V.
HD Maxtor model 6L200S0 diamond max.SATA 200GB
HD Western Digital WD500AAKS 500GB caviar blue.
Asus 24x DVDRW SATA black.

I have set in Bios the HD's as IDE's......but I'm missing something and don't know now what else to do, feel pretty baffled.
I been searching in the forums .but still haven't found something that point me in the right direction for my case.

Note:
I use to have the O.S. installed in the HD WD500AAKS the Windows7 Ultimate 64 bit .
So I use gparted-live-0.8.1.3 to wipe both HD's partitions and formatted as NTFS both.
But still Windows7x64 Install don't go

Thanks for help.

Toti
 

A:Solved: Windows 7x64 Install freezes and pc rebbot itself.

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After I log in action center alerts me that Windows Firewall is turned off and that I should turn it on.
 
It does turn on with no problems but after I reboot, it happens again.
 
Used to be a problem along with Windows Update not remembering my settings but that problem seemed to have been fixed. Thread related: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/windows-7-firewall-and-update-will-not-remember/330abb9a-90d7-40cc-8c10-53584ece9047?tm=1307165383153&page=1#footer
How do fix this and enable Windows Firewall to run automatically after reboot?

A:Windows Firewall Service does not start automatically after rebbot

Hi,

 

I would like confirm the following with you before troubleshooting, these information would useful to help us to narrow down the root cause of this problem.

1.      
When did the problem occured?

2.      
Did you install any third-party software recently?


3.      
Have you scan the virus on your computer?

 

Since you can start Windows Firewall service manually, we can judge that the service is properly and wasn’t disabled. I suggest that you may perform a Clean
Boot to ensure whether is problem is caused by a third-party software.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

 

Note: Clean Boot is a step of troubleshooting, we can go back to normal by running MSCONIFG.

 

If the issue persists, I recommend that you may enable the Service Audit, then check the log.

 

Please take the following steps to enable Audit Policy:

 

1.      
Click Start button, type gpedit.msc in Search Bar. Press Enter.

2.      
Move to Local Computer Policy-> Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies ->Audit Policy.

3.      
Find the item ---“ Audit directory service access”, double click the item.

4.      
Check &ldqu... Read more

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Hi,
I am having trouble with my windows installation after attempting to install windows 10 a second time on the same machine, but different partition.
I have used a bootable USB device with the windows 10 installation (created with the same machine and the same settings for OS).
After pressing F12 and selecting the USB as the boot device, i started the installation process and got to the stage where you select which drive / partition to install windows. But the list only contained the USB device i used to start the installation process, and the SSD did not appear when tried to refresh / reload drives (or unchecked the "hide incompatible drives" checkbox). 
After canceling the installation process, i was met with the following message when rebooting windows:
"Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.
The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0x0000034
You'll need to use recovery tools. If you dont have..."

Before the error occured:
I have tried many different things BEFORE i got to the step above where I was able to start the USB stick and consequently ended up with the error.
However when the error occured the BIOS was reset to factory settings and i was able to log in to windows (and listen to spotify for an hour or so) before i tried the install that gave the error:

I tried installing windows 10 with a stick created from another computer. That time I got to the installation process. But when... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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?







  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mitooo


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,

I have hitachi 320 Gb Hardisk and it got bad sectors i tried windows chkdsk but its not worked so i am trying to do low level or zero level format .
So i have certain queries please help it to solve them
1.I laptop cd drive is not working so can i use it through usb & how.
2.Does it really solves my bad sectors problem..I have heard that if it stuck in between hadrdisk become useless is it right..???
3.Currently its showing 397 bad sectors on disk surface according to software Hard Disk Sentinel

Operating System Win 7

A:Bad Sectors on Harddisk

Currently its showing 397 bad sectors on disk surface according to software Hard Disk SentinelHi -This program is not one that I am familiar with, but it sounds like many Registry Fixers that show 200 problems, and say" for $50 we can fix these" I would be very careful about believing all that this program is telling you about your system !!The Hungarian or German company behind this program seems to offer very little support to their program, and also seem to want your money -Run chkdsk /r first and see if the report is the same as this HDS program reports to you, as your inbuilt diagnostics are usually better than some 3rd party programs -Method 1: Run As Administrator from shortcutUse this method and type chkdsk /r at the command -Thank You -

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hi
At present I am using a hitachi 80 GB SATA hard disk.It is so insufficient so I am planning to buy Samsung 500GB SATA.Now if I add the new HD what would happen to the previous one?(80 GB hitachi).Will it remain or replaced by the new one?Let it is possible to add the new one with old one(80+500=580) then reinstalling the operating system(xp sp3) is reqired?
 

A:New harddisk question

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hi, My HP 255 G3 doesn't boot any more. The harddisk check gives FAILURE ID 9AJE04-7LW8H2-XD7V7A-61CQ03.I could now buy a new harddisk, but that would come without OS. The OS was pre-installed on the harddisk, so where do I get that from? Or can I somewhere buy a new HD with pre-installed OS? thanks,/conny

A:Harddisk failure HP 255 G3

Hello Conny2003, No Harddrive will come preloaded with OS.  If you want the HDD replaced and OS reinstalled together, you will have to send the laptop to HP for service. This will done free of cost if your laptop is under Warranty. If not under warranty, you will have to call HP and look out for Out of Warranty options and charges are applicable. Whenever the Hard Disk Short/Long DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby  Please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click on the link In order to Identify, Prevent, Diagnose & Recover from Drive Failures on HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Dr... Read more

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hello guys,

got a strange problem with my laptop when ever I turn on my laptop it boots perfect and I am in my windows then the problem starts here it gets too slow and then i cant go inside anything but the laptop is processing ok then i realised it seems like harddisk is making some strange kind of sound like tik tik but its too hard to hear that sound..

Anyways any suggestions or fixes what can i do with it...
 

A:laptop harddisk

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I was thinking about partitioning the hard drive on one of my computers running XP SP3 and installing other Operating systems on them, but I have no clue how to do it Also, I know there's a way to do it with an OS disk, but I have a SP2 one, would using that make a difference partitioning the harddisk?

A:Partitioning a harddisk

I would recommend wiping the entire disk, and starting from scratch using the Windows installer to partition your drive out. What size of drive is it, and what OS do you plan on installing on the other partition?

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My labtop is y700 15ISKi didn't download any program but i found the used Space get bigger Suddenly this pic : http://prnt.sc/d9yq77in this pic you see the free space is 165gb but before 2h it was 173gbso what is the problem and what i should i do ?

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HalloBei meinem Laptop hat ein freund probiert Windows neu zu installieren. Er hat alle angezeigten Platten gelöscht und hat dann auf der hauptplatte Windows installiert. Nun starte ich der Laptop und es kommt Boot Device Not Found Error or Hard Drive Not Detected. Drück ich da F10 und gehe ins BIOS und mache legacy mode auf enabled und secure mode auf disabled und speichere und drück dann F9 kommt das Boot Menü und da steht auch meine Festplatte. Klicke ich darauf macht er Windows normal auf. Aber nach Neustart dasselbe wieder. Nix geht, ausser wenn ich die ganzen bios Umstellungen vornehme. Kann man den legacy mode nicht immer aktiv lassen? Oder was kann ich einstellen das er sofort weiß das er von Harddisk starten soll. Weil original steht im BIOS ja nur das uefi Menü und da steht nicht Harddisk dabei, nur wenn ich umstellen auf legacy mode, dann kann ich auch Harddisk auswählenBitte helft mir

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hi,
am using HP dv2500 notebook,it has vista home premium OS , but i formatted with vista business . The problem is my hard disk is hitting , why and how to resolve it. and any problem if counties using.
 

A:why my harddisk hitting

Do you mean your hard drive is making a tick tick sound ? ( what do you mean by 'hitting' ?) If you hard drive is making a ticking sound, then you should look into getting a new hard drive.
 

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hello I'm back again with his brand problematic disks WD Scorpio Blue. bootscreen loading resulted in a very long time and finally did not find the drive...

how to fix that

A:HARDDISK not bad sector

If you would please list the modle number of your laptop, so we can see if it's a PATA or SATA drive. Or the exact modle number of the drive.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-701278.pdf

If it's a PATA drive make sure that the little jumper on the drive is set to master or cable select.
http://support.wdc.com/images/kb/scorpio_jumpers.jpg

Thanks Fabe

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Getting Error. 2215-EIT Failure. VA boot record read failure.Ensure drive with VA image is installed correctly. how to solve the issue and its urgent Regards, Yogesh Parate - IT Engineer.

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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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Is it possible that a hard disk can be damaged by virus?A computer of a friend of mine has been complaining about her sluggish PC even if had been formatted.The technician said the harddisk was virus infected?The hard disk should be replaced?what do I need to check out first to know the cause of sluggishness?Thanks.

A:Harddisk Is Infected!?

Since the virus is stored at the hard disk when placed,yes
examples are:
-It deletes files needed to run a system
-Tracks down your activity and private information
-It also slows down pcs
and many more......

Did she download any AntiVirus program?
several of these at the same time may be the cause of the sluggishness
especially when they are scanning at the same time

Also,did she got recently infected with a particular virus?
After reformatt of her PC?

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Halo.I have replaced my harddisk after a crashed. Never made a recovey disk. How to get the notebook working again.What to do? Must I buy a new OS for the machine and where to buy?

A:Harddisk crashed

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. If your computer originally came with Windows preinstalled, your computer is eligable to original Windows. You can purchase and use HP Recovery media to restore your PC to factory default condition. HP Recovery media might not work if your new HDD is smaller (with smaller capacity) than the original one >> e.g. original one is 500 GB , new one is 128 GB. Please, post this information:>> your full computer model and PN  >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108>> country where you are and where you bought the PC from  Looking forward to your reply.

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I install windows RC 7100 this afternoon and amazed by it stunnishing graphic but it seem to have a problem, thats is i cannot see my original local disk (D/) in my computer. i got all my music stored in that partition.
Actually i do a dualboot and have vista ultimate in (C/) and i installed Win 7 in partition (J/). But when i boot into Win 7 it Drive letter change from (J) to (C/)and the original (C/) that stored vista ultimate change to (D/)... And the weird thing is that the original pertition disappear from my computer....

how to make my partition (D/) to be shown on window 7 ?

for information, i didn't installed any OS in this partition, it just stored all my music and picture and some games.

Thank for any kind reply.
 

A:cannot see harddisk D:/ in my computer...

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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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Hi,
 
Toshiba L750, core i5 - win-7 64bit installed. 4gb ram, 600gb HDD,
50gb os, 250gb, 250gb partitions. 8gb Virtual memory on 3rd partition.
 
Used sparingly and working fine until a few days ago. I heard some faint whirling sound (probably the HDD) and in some time the OS crashed.
It went into an infinite loop of shutting down and rebooting trying to recover the system.
 
At some time, I chose command prompt and ran chkdsk on all the partitions chkdsk /f /r
 
It seemed to work, although the computer was only half as fast.
 
After a couple of boots, I only get a blank screen and a cursor at left hand top, post the bios screen.
 
Has my harddisk crashed? If so, how do I get it working back, either with the same HDD or another one
The data is not really important to me ( I have a back up on my desktop)
 
Thanks in advance for your help

A:Has my harddisk crashed ?

Yes it sounds like it.  Here is a video showing you how to replace it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svTUrXrAa1U

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Hey there

I'm having a weird issue with booting up my computer and I'm hoping to find a solution that does not involve reinstalling windows completely. Might come to that, but first I'm looking for other issues.

To give some context:
A few months ago my primary harddisk started failing. I acquired a new harddisk, installed windows on it and it has been working fine.

When I boot up the computer, I can select between the old and the new windows installation and I've simply been using the new one. I've left the old harddisk plugged in as I had some data on it I wanted to salavage and then I just left it there. I've gotten the data of it and have had no reason to unplug it.

Recently, however, I wanted to unplug the old harddisk as there has been some issues with hangups and I had a suspicioun they were caused by windows (for some reason) reading from the old harddisk.

When I unplugged it I got a "Bootmgr is missing" error and could not boot up. Thus I need to have the old harddisk plugged in in order to boot up windows.

WHich is annoying, as I think the old harddisk is the cause of the performance issues I've been having.

Obviously the new harddisk has not been made bootable by installing windows on it. The old harddisk was plugged in when I installed windows, so that's likely the cause of it (for some reason...?).

Is there any way for me to fix this without unplugging the old harddisk and installing windows again? I'd rather ... Read more

A:Cannot Boot from Harddisk

The Windows installer will put its boot-up code (the bootmgr) on the primary hard drive regardless of the drive that Windows proper is installed on. You can repair this by booting your Windows 7 DVD and running the Startup Repair tool. See Microsoft's how-to article here. Make sure that the original disk is unplugged before attempting this repair.

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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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