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Read errors for one block on harddisk a problem if I re-format harddis

Q: Read errors for one block on harddisk a problem if I re-format harddis

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

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Preferred Solution: Read errors for one block on harddisk a problem if I re-format harddis

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Well, here's the system specs to start off...

OS: Windows 7 professional x64 new OS
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 rev. 1.3
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K x4 Clocked at 5801 MHz
RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz
Harddisk: Seagate 1TB Serial ATA HD 7200/64MB/SATA-6G
VGA: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W 80+ Bronze
Cooling: Corsair Air Series A50 Performance CPU Cooler
Network: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio
DirectX 11

Hopefully that's enough.
Anyway I built this computer about 3 weeks ago and immediately had BSOD problems and graphics error kernel problems and whatnot. The graphics one I haven't seen in a little while now so hopefully I took care of that. Now I get random shut offs and blue screens. This is the newest error message: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR2. So what I'm wondering is do I have the harddisk in the right Sata port? I thought I did according to the diagram, currently it's in SATA3_0/1 which is supposed to support Intel 6gb/s connectors...but maybe I should have it in the 3gb/s ones? Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
P.S. I've also ran memtest 86+ and there weren't any errors from that. Next I'm going to remove 3 of the mem sticks and run a test individually on each of those. Temps look great- under 30C for everything and I have ran a stress test for an hour and they stayed around 60C...Is it weird that Windows gives me a 5.9... Read more

A:PLEASE READ BSOD mostly Graphics and Harddisk errors..at random times


Please read the following and respond accordingly.


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After installing latest W10 Update - Build 447, I am getting random errors in >Event viewer : ID 7, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

I did run CHKDSK but everything is OK, and I am quite sure there is nothing wrong with HDD Hardware, the HDD is only 2 years old.

Also, Windows seems more sluggish .

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Hey folks!
According to my event viewer my computer shuts down on a regular basis due to a damaged block in my harddisk. (I don't know if "block" is an understandable term for it is translated from dutch)

This is more information in bytes.

0000: 03 00 68 00 01 00 b6 00 ..h...?.
0008: 00 00 00 00 07 00 04 c0 .......?
0010: 00 01 00 00 9c 00 00 c0 ....?..?
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 94 d7 4a 01 00 00 00 .??J....
0028: 07 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0030: ff ff ff ff 01 00 00 00 ????....
0038: 40 00 00 84 02 00 00 00 @..?....
0040: 00 20 0a 12 40 03 20 40 . [email protected] @
0048: 00 00 00 00 14 00 00 00 ........
0050: 00 00 00 00 b0 19 6c 85 ....?.l?
0058: 00 00 00 00 a0 34 72 85 ....?4r?
0060: 02 00 00 00 ca 6b a5 00 ....?k?.
0068: 28 00 00 a5 6b ca 00 01 (..?k?..
0070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0078: f0 00 03 00 00 00 00 0b ?.......
0080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
I dont't know what this means , can anybody translate?

Thanx in advance

A:Computer shutdown due to damaged "block" in harddisk

Get a replacement drive...back up the files that you value to some other media.http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/29I think this is a bit inaccurate...bad block errors are more serious, IMO, than bad sectors on a hard drive, they are not the same thing. If one reviews various webpages on this subject...you will find that most, if not all, disagree with my perception.But, in my 13 years of fiddling around with my PCs...I have never been concerned with bad sectors and neither is Windows (bad sectors on a drive do not show up as a hardware problem waiting to happen, bad sectors are not noted in Event Viewer as something to be concerned about).Whereas any situation depicted by Event Viewer or Windows as a "bad block" indicates something requiring immediate attention.Bad sectors are noted during a chkdsk /r and are routinely taken care of by remapping data.A bad block, OTOH, seems to be something Windows feels that a user should be instantly alerted to.If I'm wrong, it won't be the first time .Louis

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A:Format harddisk by win xp c.d

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Good site I really like it and I will pass it around as needed.

Thank you and hope you stay here at TSG....

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I was using Xp and I installed ubuntu by making partion in my hard disk and suddenly last week one virus (Userinit.exe) hit my XP and Now I can't Login In Xp So I want to Format my Hard Disk (C drive or even Full Hardisk).
I Tried Booting From Xp bootable cd but can't able to boot,so that to check it i inserted Ubuntu Cd i was Booting But Xp cd can't.Currently i am using Ubuntu On same system.
So,help me for booting, Formating My Hard Disk.

Thank You!!!

A:Format HardDisk

with your bootable xp disk when you booted the pc ,,did it ask you to hit any key to boot from CD?

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Is there a way to format new harddisk in xp pro. I already have n operating HD with xp pro installed. When i put in an unformatted harddisk, it does not detect my harddisk. The jumpers are correct. I have to disconnect my original HD and format the new harddisk using my dos bootup disk. Is there a better and easiler way to add on new hardisk without having to do all those onnecting and disconnecting?

A:format new harddisk in xp pro

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My OS has really gotten buggy. Not only did I try to install a variety of 98 programs that left a bunch of noncompatible drivers floting around my system (causing a sorts of warnings and notices), Outlook XP has gone straight to the gutter due to missing .dll files and other goodies.


I'm to the point where I want to format my drive (non partitioned) and reinstall XP (I actually like it - just going to avoid the mistakes I made last time). I've got the upgrade and have my old Windows ME CD (I know I need this).

Basically I want a Dos prompt and access to the format utility. I've gotten as far as a warning that I would "unmount" (?) my drive, but this sounded pretty bad so I wanted to check that out first.

Anything will work though. I just want a clean slate.


PS - Is NFTS or FAT32 better for ~10gig disk with majority being digital media (photos/music) ? From reading around in this formum, it seems I should just stick with FAT32.

A:how do I format the harddisk of an XP machine?

Welcome to the forum.

Set your bios to boot from cdrom.
Have the xp cd in the drive and boot the puter. You will have the option to format the drive and install XP.
It will ask for proof of a previous Windows Qualifying product - But as you say, you have your ME disk.

NTFS is supposed to be more stable but some say it's just a little bit slower. I have tried both but did not notice any performance difference. If you have a system with Win98 and Xp it's nice to have them both as Fat32 to share files.

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I just bought an notebook harddisk of 30GB and an external USB2.0 harddissk case. I am using winxp pro. When i connected my external harddisk to my PC, i can see that the external HD is recognise thw external HD from Device Manager. But it canot be seem from from windows explorer. I think the problem is that the harddisk have not been formatted. So, i do i go about formatted my external USB connected 30GB harddisk?


A:format external harddisk

Right click My Computer, select Manage, and when Computer Management opens, select Disk Manager. You can right click on the graphic for the unformatted drive and select format.

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i m running a winxp pro machine. I just installed a new unformatted harddisk on the secondary. My PC can see the harddisk. But it will not appear in windows explorer. how do i format athe new harddisk in xp pro?

A:format new harddisk in winxp pro

i think partion magic will do this but i use winows xp pro's cd. just restart with the pc from cd and and format the drive from there.

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Does anyone here know how to partition and format a slave harddisk on windows 98se? (i'm sure someone does) Thanks.

A:How do i partition and format a slave harddisk?

Try stepping through a previous posting. It should answer your question.

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I couldn't format the free space available in my hardisk . Pls help me regarding this issue. thanks

A:i couldn't format available free space in my harddisk

Hi krishmaximus,

What did you use to format your hard drive? Try using a Quick Format and see if it works.
Format a HDD or USB

And are you trying to format free space? I'm not sure that you can...

Hope this helps,

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Hp Pavillion Dv6 Notebook PC bought around 2012 Running Windows 7 Home x86/32-bit. Can post entire model# after a reply. *Advanced user* A short while ago HP Diagnostics gave an error of a low battery and would shutdown randomly. Understood I likely need a new battery???      Battery Failure ID: 9GAMWM-5RL8KC-QFPH4K-C0B303 A couple months after that likely non-related issue, I get a SMART Harddisk error that will not fix with diagnostics or harddisk scans or resetting through Intels monitoring program.     Harddisk Failure ID: 9GAMWM-5RL8KC-QFPH4K-60F603 Product ID: A1T71UA#ABA I am not completely sure of the causes but the unit was treated fairly well as far as i am aware.OS still runs normal. Just get errors on startup prior to boot and from Intel monitoring program.*I appreciate* any input, and would like help on the issues before jumping towards information on replacing the harddisk / battery.

A:Startup / Harddisk Errors

Battery and hard drive are usually the first components to fail. Regardless of how much care is taken a battery will eventually start losing capacity and a hard drive will fail. Heat does accelerate the process in both and newer,faster laptops generate a bit of heat.The Smart error is an early warning of imminent failure. Have you used F2 System Diagnostics to test the hdd?

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hi all,

I have one requirement.
Suppose user inserts a CD into his pc, autorun will load a form, user has to fill the form and click on Confirm button available on the form. On confirm my program will copy the entered details into a text file at C: drive and it should lock the CD for further Read, Write, Copy to another location or another CD, etc. How to achieve this using .NET 3.5. Kindly advice.
Note: User machine will be having a CD writer.


A:Block CD after first Read

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I found (2) bad blocks errors, I used MiniTool partition but Windows tool didn't find any thing !!!
I looked up on the net and I found that only software errors could fix.
How do I know if it hardware or software errors ?
and how do fx the software's one ?

A:how to fix bad block errors on HDD ?

how to fix bad block errors on HDD

My fix: backup content asap & buy a new hd.

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Hi every one,
I am unable to stop the downloads in Avi,Mp4,3gp and also large file more than 1gb. i have tried with parental controls i didn't succeeded. I searched for softwares  but i didn't find any..So please help me to stop the downloads. 
I am using server 2012 and my clients were windows 7.

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Hi every one,
I am unable to stop the downloads in Avi,Mp4,3gp and also large file more than 1gb. i have tried with parental controls i didn't succeeded. I searched for softwares  but i didn't find any..So please help me to stop the downloads. 
I am using server 2012 and my clients were windows 7.

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1. McAfee Security Center (VirusScan Online only enabled) loads on startup. It gives me a "missing components" window and a link to reinstall from.

2. I click on the link and get:

Line 334
Character 10
Error Object expected
URL: mcp://c:\progra~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\SCUI.DLL::McDash.htm?Appld=

3. McAfee's FAQ includes "What do I do if VirusScan is "missing components"? Step 1 is "Uninstall VirusScan." When I try to do that I get:

Line 598
Char 1
Error Object expected
Code 0
URL McAfee.com\agent\uninst\vsoremui.dll::uninstall.htm

Thanks for any help available.

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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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Recently I had to reload Windows 7 Ultimate after the free version of 10 failed to boot and could not repair itself.
I now get bluescreen errors at bootup, and I have to restart, repair, etc. until after a few tries it boots up normally.
The PC runs fine all evening and shuts down cleanly and quickly, at least I think it does, but has problems starting. I went to the events logs and found a number of these "DR#, has a bad block" messages. I think it might be referring to my Kingston
240GB SSD C drive that I have used for approximately 4 years in this machine.  I intend to install Windows 10 this weekend on a new Micron drive, so the Kingston will be relegated to storage of non-essential files.
What unnerves me though is that the # reported, DR1, DR3, DR7,....etc. is usually a different number. Is the log referring to any one drive in particular?  I have 4 SSDs, and 1 HDD connected. What does the number it assigns actually mean?

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Hi guys,
I have a MicroSD card that has decided to stop working, so I stuck it in my laptop to try and format it but it kept saying Windows couldn't complete the format. After some googling, I decided to go into Disk Management and try and format it there. That didn't work either. So a while later, I tried both ways again but it now says my card is read-only. It didn't say this before. There isn't even a "lock" switch on the card as I stick it into a USB card reader.
Anyone know how to fix this?

A:MicroSD read-only and won't format

Try repartitioning and reformatting with HP USB Disk Format Tool (It automatically repartitions, though it doesn't say anything about it.).

These things have pretty short lives in general. Has it been used a lot?

Also try using an SD card adapter with a switch on it.

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I burned some files (16gb in total) in a blu ray (25gb capacity) with ImgBurn. The format that I used was UDF 2.5. No problem with that but when I tried to copy some files from the Blu Ray windows 8 can not read from the disc. Anybody knows what wrong with this. Thanks.

A:Windows 8 do not read udf 2.5 format


Dear valued Customer,

UDF 1.02 as first released UDF revision is know by most implementation on the market. It is used for DVD-Video for instance.

UDF 1.50 defect management makes it the usual choice for CD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RW (except MRW, as they do have defect management at hardware level) .

File streams of UDF 2.00 allows to have multiple stream per file, like on NTFS. ACL and power calibration are optional features not used by InCD.

Real Time Files from UDF 2.01 is useful for streaming, for instance video streaming.

The metadata partition from UDF 2.50 regroups the metadata information (information about files, directory and the volume in general) in a partition on the media, so both (read) access is faster and a duplicate of this information is possible (with sector-to-sector match so a recovery software can re-build the information even if both partitions are partially damaged).

Best regards

Technical Support

Ahead Software AG

End C/P


Not sure if this helps - but try UDF v102

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go to registry, do this and do that, get a HP program that will reformat big drives, it is a permission problem, etc.

Nothing has worked. I finally re-CLONED it and now want to recover the drive.
It is a Fantom 2tb USB HD,
I copied from various HD data and put about 1.7tb on it. I turned it on to use and it was READ ONLY in the control panel/administrative tools/computer management/Disk Management. I tried everything and it was alot form the net. Finally gave up and Cloned it to another one which had a duplicate "uniqueid" but that is another story.
Decided to format it. But Windows, home premium 64bit (image from this site) refuses to format.
The net said, download HP Disk storage USB format tool. That did not work, says is WRITE PROTECTED.
The net said to change the Registry, all bits were "not protected"

ANYONE have the answer? This drive is only 2 weeks old and can not change READ ONLY, cant get rid of WRITE PROTECTED, Can not format. Please do not say it is a permission issue as I think permissions is a folder/file issue. Not an disk issue and no, it has no buttons on it but is a std Fantom disk enclosure.

A:My new USB HD became READ ONLY and now Windows 7 will not format it.

Hello Jag first mistake in my mind was the HP format stuff mate try Partition Wizard and see what is showing up you can format it from there usually..
Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

then Partition or Volume - Create New

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Searching for a means to read an .xml file. Internet comments says that ie10 should be able to read it, when open it looks like code (formating) etc. What am I not seeing here??

A:Records sent to me in .xml format, can't read

Hello Meebers,

You might see if using the free program XML Notepad 2007 from Microsoft may work for you for reading .xml files.

Hope this helps,

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I reinstalled Windows 7 (64bit) after moving to an SSD. Now, for some mysterious reason, I can no longer read UDF format discs (all Blueray and some DVD's are UDF).

Microsoft's Knowledge Base posts a "hotfix", but it didn't work.

I searched online and lots of people seem to have this same problem, but no one has a fix.

How is it I can WRITE udf discs but not READ them? What a pain.

(Note: I can read the discs in XP and Linux, just not Win7. Copying the discs to the HDD every time I want to read them is not a long-term solution. And I can't copy commercial BD discs anyway.)

A:Can't read UDF format discs (Win7)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321640 is for XP, but does contain some useful information and possible work-rounds. At a guess, I would expect MS to address whatever they have done wrong before too long. In the meantime, an update of the Win7 DVD driver (and/or firmware) for your actual hardware might be available. Try the website of your DVD manufacturer.

At worst, if there is no software solution within a couple of months, you might have to consider replacing the drive, at least you can return a new drive if it fails you too.

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I have a small php script which reads records out of a MySQL table and displays them as an HTML page, by date order.

It's easy to make the dates come out as 03-05 or 04-15. I want to show them as Mar 5 or Apr 15.

Here's the short script with my notes as to what works and what doesn't:

<title>Events List</title>
<h1>Upcoming Events</h1>
@ $db = new mysqli('localhost', 'xxxxx', 'xxxxxxxxx', 'rsvp');
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
echo 'Error: Could not connect to database. Please try again later.';
$query = "select Title, Date, Notes from events where Date >= '2010-03-22' order by Date ";
$result = $db->query($query);
$num_results = $result->num_rows;
for ($i=0; $i <$num_results; $i++) {
$row = $result->fetch_assoc();
echo "<h2>".htmlspecialchars(stripslashes($row['Title']))." - ";
$datetime= substr(htmlspecialchars(stripslashes($row['Date'])),5);
// echo $datetime; works OK at this point but gives 03-02, 04-15, etc.
// Next line was to give date as Mar 3 or Apr 15, etc.
// echo date_format($datetime, 'M j') ;
// Instead it gives various errors as I try quotes, double quotes, etc., etc.
// Mostly:
// Warning: date_format() expects parameter 1 to be DateTime, string given ... on line 22
// Tried lots o... Read more

A:Solved: PHP Date read and format

This did it:

for ($i=0; $i <$num_results; $i++) {
$row = $result->fetch_assoc();
$dt= substr($row['DateTime'],0,10);
$new_date = date("Y-m-d", strtotime($dt));
$prnt_date = date('M d', strtotime($dt));
if($new_date >= $start_date) {
echo "<h2>".htmlspecialchars(stripslashes($row['Title']))." - ";
echo $prnt_date . "</h2>";
echo htmlspecialchars(stripslashes($row['Notes']))."<br>";
echo "</p>";

Actually, since the query was already for date >= today's date, the logic loop is not needed...but it took me the day to realize that the error (mine, of course) was I was comparing a date formatted as '2010-03-24' with a date formatted as 'Mar 24' .

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lol sorry for the title but my dads mom got a new computer windows vista and they cant get on the accouts that allow the other accouts (parental controls) on the other accouts and i want to know how to reformat this computer... please tell me QUICK!!!! HELPPPP PLEASEEE

A:Format Help I Reallllllly Need It!!! Read!!! Warning!!!!

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I have a 1.5tb external USB drive. I was installing files to the drive when it stopped working. this is a regular occurance with the drive, and the solution is usually to trun it off and back on again... which I tried and got this error...

so I rebooted in the hope that it would sort itself out, but no joy. I have tried it on my dads pc and got the same error (we're both running the same build of Windows 7 Ultimate.
I have looked in the device manager and the drive is present. so I tried to re-install drivers, nothing happened. then I tried to re-enable it, nothing happened...

this drive contains around 1tb of files. music, pictures, games, videos... none of which I can get again and the last thing I want to do is format.
please tell me there is a solution to this...

A:Windows 7 won't read my external HD. Format only...

Lets start with the easiest (possible) solution:

Try using a known good USB cord and plug in with that.

Also, try all USB ports so we can eliminate that as a possible problem.

Can you fill out your system specs in the bottom left of your post OR in the USER CP? Also the make and model of the HD you are using.

Do not reformat. Worst case scenario we can get the files off your HD before you do that.

If you get it working, even for just a minute, make sure you backup everything while it's working.

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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?

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,

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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 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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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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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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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.


A:Problem with Harddisk!

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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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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...


A:Harddisk problem

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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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Most of my video files are in WMv format Now the thing that annoys me is more often than not i can't play theses files without windows media Crashing.

Now I can convert the files to AVI and that works but I hate having to download the files and convert them before I watch them please help

A:Errors with WMV Format


I take it you mean that when you watch streaming media from the web.

If the files arent on your HD then you have to watch them in the format the author has encoded them, otherwise you have no choice but to download them then convert them to your chosen format.


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So, I have spent the better part of the day trying to figure this out, at least the last 4 hours. My computer just went down two days ago and no reason as to why, yesterday, it spent all day trying to "starting windows" with no success. Today, I decided to look into this error and after clicking "details" I am unsure of the error code, but I do know it said the MBR was corrupt so I google'd MBR corrupt which brought me to this site's tutorial (unsuccessful due to The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present) when I try to run the bootsect off of the DVD file and I also get, Could not open the volume root directory: The parameter is incorrect when trying to do bootrec /fixmbr. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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When I type "list volume", it only gives me "F:" as the DVD-ROM and nothing else. Could this be my major malfunction? When I try to type just "C:" it gives me the error of, "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error." and I am really not wanting to play operation with my laptop.
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A:Cannot format, MBR, and more errors

Fill out your system specs. Don't just post it, click the "My System Specs" link and enter your information.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Post the actual error code. That will greatly help the troubleshooting process.

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Hey guys,

I have this external hard disk of 500Gb of Verbatim. Previously it was of NTFS format. Then I had converted it into Fat32 because I wanted to write stuff on it from MAC. I transferred movies, pictures, videos, songs, etc in it.

Now, I use Windows 8.1. I connect this hard disk. I hear the sound of it getting connected. But then I can't access the hard disk. As in my laptop doesn't read the hard disk.
I read a few posts regarding converting a hard disk from FAT32 to NTFS wiithout losing the files. But I was not sure whether I have the same problem.

I want to transfer all the files in my hard disk to my laptop.

Can anybody please guide me? (I'm a complete layman. Avoid jargons please :P)

Thank You,

A:Can't read External HDD of FAT32 format in my Windows 8.1

I went to the disk management and I can see this.

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Hi there!

The CD/DVD drive appears to be working in general, however, I cannot look at the files on a CD. I have tried several CD's, burned and Original, always he same issue. When I go to My Computer and then click on the icon for the CD/DVD drive the drive starts and a pop up offers to format the cd... I have even tried to click on that but get an error that the CD is write protected (which is fine, because it is) but it won't show the data! Sometimes, when I just leave the CD in the drive for a few minutes and try again, it shows the data...

Does anybody else have this issue and a solution? Is the a way to turn off the VISTA burn feature? I am using a third party burning software anyway.

Thanks a bunch!

A:Cannot read content of CD, VISTA always offers to format it...

It's an old post but I was facing the same issue and I was able to resolve it by turning off vista's burning feature :

By Group Policy:
1. run gpedit.msc
2. go to [User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer]
3. double click [Remove CD Burning Features], choose [Enable]

By Registry:
1. run cmd.exe as administrator
2. reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoCDBurning /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

You can use any third party free burning software like (cdburnerXp http://www.cdburnerxp.se/ ) to burn your cd/dvds.

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i created a new boot drive with the new hard drive i have. i used the software that came with it to format and copy over all files to the new drive and hooked it up as master and unplugged old drive. this is the second time i've done this and i get read memory error:
rundll32.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x5c0299b2" referenced memory at "0x000000 1c" The memory could not be "read"....

The exception unknown software exception (0xc015000f) occured in the application at location 0x7c943345.
the old drive is perfectly fine, chkdsk and defrag work fine and i never had any problems with it, maybe it's the maxtor's company software for formating/trasferring not installing properly although it says install successful...

upon restart i get message needing to check drive for inconsistency and list volume serial.... the drive is formatted into 2 volumes, i can only check serial on first volume and can't access information on 2nd volume less i use properties but i'ld assume that to be normal.

30gb is set up for fat32 and 90 is for ntfs, if someone could guide me in the direction of formating and partitioning the new drive similarily in cmd window to be new boot drive it would be most appreciated. winxp pro w/ sp2

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I got a flash drive as a gift from a company. It had some of their promotional material on it. I thought it was a pretty nice gesture, but when I plug it in, it comes up as a CDROM drive and it is read-only. I thought it would be nice if I could actually use this to store my files on, but it is configured like a burnt cd.

Is there any way to make this flash drive work for me, or am I just stuck with their promotional material and might as well trash it because I have already viewed it?

Thanks in advance,


UPDATE: I just noticed that ther also another removable disk drive that shows up in the disk management. It is not showing up in the explorer. This does let me add and remove files, but I have to manually type in the disk name and I am still unable to format the partition that shows up at CDROM with the files on it.

A:Howto: Format a read-only flash drive

I believe that what you have is a U3 drive, visit www.u3.com and read all about them. You can't change the CD-ROM side of the drive.

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MS OFFICE 2013 all files are in read only format

In default Admin account i am able to edit these files and save them in same document.
when i tried in a new test account with full control also still i am facing the issue as read only.

i tired in registry given full control to everyone this one also not solved the issue.

When i made changes it is asking me to create a new file but not saving in same file name.

please help me to fix the issue

thanks in advance

A:MS OFFICE 2013 all files are in read only format

This should answer your question:
Plan Protected View settings for Office 2013

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