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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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?
 

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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!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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Hello! can anyone help me to solve this problem please?
i want to resize drive C: because it too small. is there any software to deal with this problem? right now i'm using window 7 with system type: 64 bit.

A:need help for resizing harddisk

Paragon Partition Manager v10 works well with Windows 7 x64

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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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Hello, My laptop's hard disk and I dont even have a recovery disk.I was wondering how can I activate the windows if I do a clean install using a Win 8 image?There no key label on the back of the laptop either.PLease help guys. Thanks.

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Dear Sir/ Madam,
My internal hardidsk got spoil, when i am trying to get data from the harddisk it is not access to any other PC
here is details
Toshiba-Windows 7, 32 Bit
please help me to get back my data from the drive
Thank You

A:Internal Harddisk

Do you have an external HDD?
Try with Linux Mint MATE: download and make a bootable USB or DVD. Boot with it, no need to install.
Or alternatively, you can use Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

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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?

you probably want more, but how about helping us to help you by filling in your system specs>
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In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
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Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.

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Hi.
I have an external harddisk of 1TB recently it became RAW type and i have lot of data in it so I tried TESTDISK but everything goes fine but in the end it happens nothing, it again shows in RAW format and windows ask me to format the disk to use it.

Somebody help me.Thanks in advance
 

A:External HardDisk became RAW

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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?
 

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Hi all,

I have some harddisk space problems, where i need your help.

I have allocated 100GB for my system drives, and 50GB is the actual space used for the system, while the balance is free space. This morning, i notice that about 32GB has been "used", and the balance free space shown is 18GB. I have look through all the folder, in cluding hidden file in the system drive...but...is fantastic, i sum up with total 50GB.

Where my 32GB gone????

Thank you,

Best regards,

Puah

A:Harddisk Space

that happen to me too harddisk space gone so fast.

i think it is because of a harddisk virus that eat your harddisk space .

so maybe do a defrag and scan your computer for virus and spyware.

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Hello Support, i wanted to know how i could replace the harddisk in my laptop. but i cant find the manual. Help is appreciated thanksPeter

A:Replace harddisk

As we have properly understood your issue you want to replace your hard disk in  your laptop for this please follow these steps: Turn the computer off and remove the back panel. Look for any screws securing your drive to the laptop. Lift the old drive up about 30 or 45 degrees and pull it out.In its place, install the SSD and put the back panel on.Nitin singh guleria

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Guys, today I install the 200 GB Serial ATA drive in my system, But after formatting it shows total 189 GB, where 11 GB gone. Anyone can tell me, I am also attaching the partition magic screenshot.
 

A:Where the space gone from harddisk

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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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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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Hi guys,

I built my own computer about 2 weeks ago. The problem is the Harddisk is not detected in BIOS ( Boot recognizes the Harddisk) since the first day. I could manage to load windows and until now everthing is running smooth.
Today I wanted to install a second OS (Linux). I got the message that there isn't a Harddisk on my computer. I tried after that to install a second version of windows with the same result- Harddisk not detected.
I tried to change the jumpers on my Harddisk with the result that Windows didn't start up.
In BIOS everthing is on Auto. What's the problem?

P 4 630 3.0 Ghz
Asus P5LD2
80 GB HDD Seagate IDE
windows xp pro SP2

thanks for your help.
 

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as you see in the picture that there is a needle over the circular disc so my curiosity is that what makes that needle move here and there, and doesn't it will be out of order before the hard disk. doesn't it make scratches while moving so quickly over the disk? please remove my curiosity

A:working of harddisk

Video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6wTZhsffEE

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Hi I have a 1Tb SATA hard disk, Iam planning to replace it with a SSD for better performance, is this possible? and if so what is the maximun capacity that can be installed.

A:Harddisk Upgrade possible?

Hi, Basically yes and to make everything simple, please use 1TB SSD. Samsung 850 series is very hot now. Why I say easy/simple, because with 1TB (or larger) you can clone the whole existing HDD (1TB) and the changeover will be much simpler. Regards.

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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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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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Im trying to make one working laptop out of two identical faulty ones. Everything works fine on the one i've built until I decided to re-install the operating system:

I have two working harddrives to choose from:

1. Appears to be completely full. When trying to delete unused programs and files I came across a huge section of the HD I couldnt access (about 5gb of a 10gb hd). It is a folder with a gibberish title ( something like - 45aqensocviopwme32jklda92). The hard drive appears to only have one operating system, so I ruled out it being another.

2. The other hard drive had two operating systems on but both needed removed. I formatted It and re-installed XP. Two minutes off the end on installation I get a blue screen of death mentioning "atapi" or "kernel" (kernal_stack_inpage_error) depending on what mood its in.

Just need one of the two to function
 

A:2 Harddisk problems

On number one, did you try deleting existing partitions, and repartitioning the drive prior to a format/reinstall?

The errors on number 2 referencing ATAPI do appear specific to the drive hardware.

You might be better off in the Hardware forum with this; let me know if you want me to move it. There's not much I can personally offer on this issue.
 

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Hi good people, I have been using my external drives full of office folder, but this morning I have found all of them with .exe extension and I cant access them at all can some help me to access them and recover my folder.Thanks in advanceEDIT: I moved your topic to a more appropriate forum ~ Elise

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