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HELP! which option should i choose for Harddisk External Formatting ?

Q: HELP! which option should i choose for Harddisk External Formatting ?

Guys , i want ask a weird question, if i want to format 1 TB Harddisk External , just do "Quick Format" or just do a "Normal Format" without Quick Format ?

Thanks

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A: HELP! which option should i choose for Harddisk External Formatting ?

When you choose to run a regular format on a volume, files are removed from the volume that you are formatting and the hard disk is scanned for bad sectors. The scan for bad sectors is responsible for the majority of the time that it takes to format a volume.

If you choose the Quick format option, format removes files from the partition, but does not scan the disk for bad sectors. Only use this option if your hard disk has been previously formatted and you are sure that your hard disk is not damaged.
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quick format takes a few seconds to complete
normal format can take hours to complete

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Do you have to format external harddisks (for instance LaCie USB 160 GB)? And if yes, which is preferable, NFTS or FAT32?

thanks
 

A:Formatting external harddisk

ummm yes normally they do. format them to NTFS if u are using xp and with only be using the hdd as somewhere to store files.
 

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Hi
My name is Lau. I have a problem. My pc can not detect any soundcard after I formatted the c-drive. I have tryed to find the drivers that I need but I have not been able to find the right one? Right now I have no sound? Can you help me?
 

A:No sound after formatting the c: harddisk

what type of motherboard/model you have?

as well as your PCI soundcard?
 

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In my laptop existing OS is Win7 Home Premium x64.

Hardware config is
HP i7 Quad processor 1.7 GHz.
4 GB DDR3 Ram,
500 GB HDD.

My system perf is slow. I installed few softwares. I have deselected most of the startup services and programs from msconfig. Eventhough my system bootup time is slow, and whenever i open mycomputer it taking time to load.

I have decided to install Win7 Enterprise Edition x64 by formatting my C drive. But there is no option while i do clean install. Please help.

A:Formatting option while selecting custom option...

Hello ragavendrang.



I would suggest that after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media you use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive, running this then using the outline in Step Two #2 to create and format a single 100GB partition using diskpart will get you a clean all and a chkdsk /r for the best possible space to install Windows to.

   Information

After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "clean all" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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I have just acquired an old laptop that has a lot of old crap on it that I can't get rid of. It really needs a good fresh start to get going.

From the research I've done it seems that the best way to do it is to format the hard drive. I don't have the original Windows XP CD, though...or any other driver CDs for that matter. I do have, however, all the software CDs for my new desktop computer I purchased.

Do you think it's possible to use the Windows XP CD I have for my new computer? Any other suggestions for what I can do?

Thanks.
 

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Computer wont go off the choose an option menu
 

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Need some advice on how best to "backup" my system in case something happens like what happened last night that nearly gave me a heart attack.I wanted to install the latest Synaptics Touchpad driver as mine has not been responding "completely" after re-starts.For some reason,after a re-start,it seems like the touchpad driver is not loading (completely). I can use the touchpad but,features like two finger sc crolling are disabled until I physically load the Synaptics program myself from the start menu.Once I load the program myself,all is fine.The program used to load at startup and remained hidden in the taskbar.I'm not sure what happened in order for this program to stop loading.But,apparently,there is indeed an update available from the Synaptics website.

Windows AND HP can find no updates on their own.Synaptics informed me to uninstall the old driver before installing the new.I THOUGHT that the Windows proprietary touchpad driver would kick in upon reboot so that I could then install the new driver.Instead,upon reboot I was then unable to use the pc AT ALL Once the pc was booted to the log in screen where I was to then enter my Windows password,I found that I was completely locked out of the pc due to the entire keyboard being disabled ! Ugh !! So,I had to perform a system restore.Everything was fine after the restore.But,again,I am still stuck with the old,outdated driver.

As I'm not really used to "backing up" my pc (I just relied ... Read more

A:Which Backup Option to Choose

Download the free Macrium Reflect. Every 2 weeks make an image of your entire hard drive and put it on an external hard drive. No matter what happens you use the image to go back to where you were.
It saved me twice, once I could not even boot due to a virus. I used the image virus is gone.

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Any help greatly appreciated. I feel stupid.
 

A:I am so confused on what option I should choose

I would chose the first one but that depends on you mostly.
 

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Hi,

I have a vista upgrade disk...I installed vista, but it installed 32 bit, and I didn't get an option for 64 bit anywhere...I have the home premium upgrade edition...I'm upgrading from xp.
thanks.
bp
 

A:not getting an option to choose 64 bit -- vista install

never mind...looks like you can't upgrade to a 64-bit version of vista from a 32 bit version of xp.
bp
 

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I previously used ubuntu in my Windows 8 Pro and Windows got many errors so i deleted the folder of ubuntu..did not uninstalled and all that. now it shows ubuntu on OS choose Screen. then i thought installing Ubuntu would overwrite the existing one..but sadly i have two Ubuntu Choice..one is empty and another is working.

Now, how can i edit that screens setting. by setting i dont mean going to advance setting and choosing default os. I want to edit like in Windows 7, boot.ini file.or If there's any other way to remove that empty Ubuntu from the OS choice Option

A:OS Choose option shows Ubuntu also after deletion

EasyBCD is the easiest way to edit the boot menu in Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8.

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Well I have a problem with my HDMI Sound output, I had Vista and it was fine to use just plugged it in chose HDMI and the sound was fine, I then upgraded to 7 and now the option doesn't even come up for me to choose it, I thought I would point this out since other people have the option but it's greyed out, does anybody have a solution for this at all? thanks guys.

A:No sound through HDMI but no option to choose it as default

Did you install the Windows 7 drivers for your video card? I have an ATI HD4850 installed right now (had an NVIDIA GTS450) and when the Video card drivers were installed it also installed the sound drivers for HDMI.

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Apologies if this question has been asked before. I have tried to search for an answer before posting this but to no avail.
I'm a victim of Ransomeware (The ICE Cyber jobbie.) I have followed the instructions online to download HitmanPro to an uninfected pc and habe saved it to a usb stick. I have inserted the USB stick into the infected computer ( a Dell Vostro 1000 laptop) which is running Windows XP 32 bit. I have booted from the USB drive and can see the following USB Boot Options-1. Bypass master boot record (default)
2. Regular boot (when bypass failed)
3. Legacy Boot (last chance)
Please enter your choice: _
The problem is that when I key in "1" into the (flashing) choice field, as per the instructions, NO FIGURE APPEARS IN THE CHOICE FIELD! I've also tried to key in a "2" and then a "3" but the choice field remains stubbornly blank. I get the same effect whether I use the laptop's own keyboard or an external keyboard. Any guidance which can be provided would be gratefully received. Thanks.
 
 

A:Cannot Choose an Option from the USB Boot Options Menu

 
Is Num-lock on the keyboard on?
 
Let's try another tool:
 
 
 Download USB-installer: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
 
Download AVG-Rescue: http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-file-cd-arl-iso
 
 Open USB-installer:
Get an USB-stick we can use for this operation.
Step 1: Select a Linux Distribution, choose AVG Rescue CD
Step 2: Select the AVG ISO, we downloaded it before.
Step 3: Select your path to USB-device <== Important, choose the correct drive letter
Press on create.
Note: In this example Mythbuntu is used, use AVG instead. 

 
 
​  AVG Rescue:
 
Now plugin the USB-device with AVG-rescue on it.
 
1.  Reboot the computer and start the boot menu (F10 or F12). Then choose for the USB-device
 
2. At the Boot Menu: Choose AVG Rescue CD (1) and press Enter
3. Let it load, at the "Disclaimer Screen"... just choose I agree or not and press Enter4. At the "Update Screen", choose Yes and press EnterNext screen, Choose Update from Internet and press Enter5. At the "Update Priority Configuration" window, choose Priority 2 Virus Database Update and press Enter6. Let it update and when finished, Press any key to continue7. You end up back at the "Update Screen", choose Return and press Enter8. Your at the "Main Menu" screen, choose Scan, press Enter9. "Scan Type Menu", choose "Volumes Scan - Selected Volumes" and press Enter10. "Scan Volumes... Read more

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I just spilled water on my companies Dell Latitude D630 and it didn't start. On the D630 I signed onto a domain. When I put the hard drive from the D630 to a Dell D620 the domain option is grayed out. The only option is to log onto locally.

Is there anywhere to get the domain option back?

Thank you for looking.
 

A:Solved: Not able to choose the domain option on start-up

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Does anyone know of why I am not able to choose the underlined letter when hitting alt-x which brings up the quick list of shortcuts? I was able to before and now it no longer allows it. I have to select w/the mouse. No huge deal but want things to be how they were. I 've also tried using Win 8's "refresh" to no avail. Thank you.

A:Alt + X shortcut not allowing me to choose letter option

Hello Steve, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to press only the Alt key to see the underline letters to use with ALT + (Underlined letter).

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hey everyone with windows 8,

i have got a problem in my windows 8,
my problem is that i cant do the open with-choose default program option
similar problem thread
link to this: Choose default program button (in Right-Click) not working!? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

i have the same problem listed there and i used the 2 pictures. (my windows version is dutch)
picture 1 and 2 are showing you the problem i'm having
and picture 3 and 4 are showing regedit and the windows folder.
i dont know the source of this error and i don't have any backups
i whould like to know if this can be fixed as soon as posible!

thank you anyone who views this!

kind regards,

Romeo Schifferling

A:choose default program option is broken

Take a look at these and see if this helps:

Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

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my son brings me his laptop this afternoon not sure exactly what was done but anyway its stuck on test memory, test system and exit. i thought i could go back to factory image but i cant fugure out where its at. any help is really appreciated.

A:stuck on choose an option test memory

what is the model of your laptop??

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Hello everyone, 
I am new here, and trying to download message analyzer for the first time.  When I go to the link https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44226
and click on the big red DOWNLOAD button, this pops up:
"Choose the download you want"
So then I try to choose, but I can't.  The file names aren't "active" and I cannot choose any of them.  
Anyone have any ideas?
Thank you very much for any help

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Hello guys,

I ran into some trouble with my default program chooser as well. Every time I try to open the context menu that says "open with" my screen goes green (my theme color) en it closes the explorer window containing the file I tried to open. This is not just with one file or one type of file. When I tried to go this "Associate a file type or protocol with a program" window through the control panel the same thing happened to my control panel! Screen goes green and the window just closes.

Does anyone have any idea what this is and how to fix it?
Thanks!

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So, hello there. I have a bit of a tricky problem. Well, its not so much a problem as a lack of options.

I'm going to preface this with the fact i have a USB headset (i know, i know) is a logitech G35)

The way it works is this. I'm playing SWTOR lately, it doesn't have an audio option to choose the audio device (a huge oversight if you ask me). When i played LOTRO, what i would often do is set it to play the audio through the speakers when i was on skype (or vent) so i didn't have to wear my headphones, as it tends to hurt after too long. I put the audio through the speakers (which i can do with skype) and just set them down on the desk to use the mic that way.

However, because SWTOR doesn't have an option to change the device that the audio plays through it automatically goes through the headphones. Now normally it wouldn't be a big problem because i'd just change the program to use the speakers but i can't in this case, so i was wondering if there is a hardware or software way to override that. because they are a USB set, you can't even just not plug in the speaker plug.

Anyone have any ideas or am i just out of luck?

PS: I just have standard onboard sound, i'm not positive what it is, its just saying "HD Audio", its from a Gigabyte P55M-UD2 motherboard if that helps.

A:Option to choose audio device for specific program?

You need to go to Control Panel and adjust the Sound options. You can choose from there where you want your sound to go

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I went to go set photoshop as the default for opening a jpeg, and I noticed this weird option on the list that says %1. I don't know how to get rid of it it is very annoying. I tried cleaning the registry with CCleaner and removing "%1;" from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileAssociation Killlist property. Nothing has worked so far, I'm stumped. What the hell is %1 anyway?
 

A:Weird option appearing in "Choose Default Program"

In normal operation, %1 is the first parameter passed to a program, %2 is the second parameter passed to a program, etc.
 
Check this out to see if it helps.  I know it says XP, the the concept is the same: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/OpenWith.htm

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Since a typing program was installed, the option to select full screen on the magnifier is greyed out. Un-installing the typing software didn't remedy the problem and when the drop down menu on the magnifier is clicked, the full screen menu option is still inaccessible. I Googled this problem and a suggestion was made that this option is only available with the Aero theme. My current theme is a customized one and the option for full screen was available before. Also switching to the Aero scheme didn't make any difference.

A:Windows 7 Magnifier - Cannot Choose Full Screen Option

I discovered what was causing this problem. The software which was installed also added Apple Quicktime which seems to be incompatible with Aero causing the theme to revert to Windows Basic. Closing Quicktime remedied the problem.

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Hi,
I have this external USB hard disk which I am using for over 2 years now. It was working fine and kept properly. Now when I plug-in the hard disk (thrg USB cable) the green light on hard disk appears but my laptop is not recognizing the disk at all. I tried all standard ways and also went thrgs some other posts but nothing helps. Also, I dont see any entry in removable storage under computer management and neither I see any entry in safe removal option for USB.

How do I get my drive back? I am using win xp home and professional (on two different laptops)
 

A:External USB Harddisk

They don't last as long as internal drives... It may just be bad. Have you tried formatting it?
 

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i have hitachi 80 gb external usb harddisk. It has two partition yesterday night i am working on it but suddenly i am not able to access my hard disk so i unplugged harddisk.

now when i click on this drive it gave me error "file and directory is corrupted or unreadable" so i format my drive after almost completion it gives error "windows is not able to format this drive".

when i restart my computer and i click on this drive it gives message "this disk drive is not formated do you want to format it now?" it has two partition so when i click on other partition it works ok but this partition has some problem

when i click on this drive it shows me 0 bytes in used space and 0 bytes in free space. Now what to do i also check this drive with check now but no window is open and check now is not started what to do?

my data in this drive is not important can any software help me for this problem
 

A:external usb harddisk

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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 bought an external hard disk its western digital 320gb, i observed data transfer rate of that disk is 30-40mbps only but ability of usb2.0 is 480mbps, how come very less data transfer, is there any way to increase it or any other application to increase it.

help me in resolving
thanking you
sandy
 

A:external harddisk

Transfer rates externally (i.e. USB or Firewire) are recorded in mega bits per second, however ATA and IDE protocols are measured in mega bytes per second. This means 480bp/s translates to 60MB/s (taking into consideration 1 byte = 8 bits). It seems the speeds on external USB drives are bottlenecked at around 40MB/s anyway - so if you're missing out, it won't be by too much.

Speeds also depend on how your external drive (well, inside the enclosure) works and reads the information off the disk. For example, reading from the outer edges of the disk will result in faster transfer rates than if it was reading from the inner part of the disk.
 

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Hello,
I have been trying to create a report with option that user will enter the date from and to.

I have created a form for the date option. I have created query and also report. How the heck do I link them all together so when user click on REPORT date window pops up and he/she will enter to and from date and the system would generate the report to and from that date.

I hope I am explaining it right

Thanks in advance
 

A:Creating a report in Access 2K with user having option to choose to and from date

If your query asks for the start and end dates, then create a report based on that query. It'll work!

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~dreamboat~
Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word
Brainbench
 

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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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external harddisk is no getting open

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My External Hard disk is not working all of a sudden and it is not shown in disk management too.
 

A:External Harddisk not working

It might be trying to use the same letter as 1 that is already thereif u know what I mean if u open up my computer u have like c: D: E: F: ETC
 

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i have a 320 gig smart tech external harddisk. when i tried to open it today from my computer, windows vista displayed a message that says it need to be formatted, do u want to format it ?
i have a lot of data on it (nearly 120 gig).
i run it from another machine that uses XP, and when i open it, it opens but with no single file. however im sure tht there are 120 gig of data.

it was running great yesterday,
how i can fix it without losing my data.
please help.
thanks.
 

A:my external harddisk doesn't run !!!

Have you tried running a chkdisk on it?
 

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Hi everyone,

i have been using my 2.5 inch external samsung harddisk for past 3 months and suddenly im not able to detect my harddisk in 'My Computer'

I have tried some basic troubleshooting using my basic knowledge:
https://i.gyazo.com/127268260051a8fa...cdd107a7cf.gif
I am getting an error when i tried to initialize disk. I have also tried both another option GPT and getting the same error.

Also tried with diskpart:
https://i.gyazo.com/ba0d6d7444943682...5d5787c7f9.gif

and i can also select, and clean:
https://i.gyazo.com/447e2e50e5b38904...1f3895f27a.gif

but not able to create a partition
https://i.imgur.com/M6EuJsB.png

Kindly please help. if u need my system log, please let me know how can i do that

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Hi

Control Panel > Backup > then I chose a folder in C: to back it up to an external hard disk. Now I want to change to schedule from every Sunday to everyday, can I do that? How?

My second question every time the backup happens does it replace the old file for the back up in my external hard disk? because I did many backups and it seems that there is only one file in my hard disk!

Cheers

A:Backup to an external harddisk

Refer to this:
Backup User and System Files

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Help, my pc doesn't detect my external harddisk. It was working fine all the time until I tried to plugin and open the files, My PC didn't detect it. Its not working on my laptop too. It doesn't appear in Disk management too. My harddisk led light are showing up and I can still hear the sound come out of my speaker everytime i plugin. Please help as all my important stuffs are inside.

A:External HardDisk help needed

Just to try something else, you might use Partition Wizard standalone bootable CD. Just curious as to whether or not the drive is visible outside of Win7 itself.

To be honest, I actually don't know if it will be usable on the external USB drive (assuming it could be seen), or whether you must use the Win7 version while under Win7 in order to see USB-connected drives. I can't find specifics on what PW standalone can see. And of course, if Win7 doesn't see the drive I doubt that PW running under Win7 would show it. That's why I'm curious about the PW standalone, if it really does support external USB-connected drives.

But, worth a try. If the drive IS visible to PW standalone, you can use it's "explore partition" operation to at least confirm that all of your data is still there, at least that the folder/file structure is unharmed.

I see you said that it's not visible any longer to both your desktop and your laptop, so that's certainly an ominous sign. But if the "new hardware detected" sound is coming from both machines, that's perhaps an encouraging sign.

Have you called the drive's manufacturer fro possible support from them?

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

A:USB External Harddisk Problem

And what would the problem be?
 

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my WD harddisk became inaccessible after I got a game copied into it

when I connected it to my laptop, there's no autoplay and when I tried to open it via my computer, it says;
G:\ is not accessible

error performing inpage operation
I can't open it, and I can't scan it also
it is new so I don't think it's because of the age
using XP here
I have no idea what's going on
anyone?
 

A:external harddisk not accessible

External drives are generally less reliable than internal ones. This is because of the connection interface inside the enclosure, rarely is it actually the drive itself. That's why the problem plagues external drives (all makes, not just WD) as compared to internal ones. Some say it's because the small enclosure (compared to a PC) restricts heat dissipation, especially in external drives without a cooling fan (and most don't have one).

Since it's new I would return it, either to the shop or to WD (you'll need to contact WD and ask for authorisation (an RMA) before returning it for replacement.
 

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Hi.

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

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

What has gone wrong?

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

--
Ed
 

A:USB External Harddisk problem

This little raindance will usually fix this issue.

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

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

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

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

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

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

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

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Dear Specialists,
Could you please instruct me how to transfer my desktop icons with all their datas to the external hard disk.
I have new emachine working with windows vista. Thank very much.
With kind regards,
Beni Even

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I recorded some saved programs on my Dish Network DVR 622 to an external hard drive that formatted it for that purpose according to their instructions. Can the external hard drive now be reused by being hooked up to my standalone computer and reformatted or have I lost it because of that use? If so, how do I do it? I do not want to save anything on the drive--just format it and use it for a different purpose. I no longer have the Dish DVR. When I connect the external drive to my desktop I do not even see an icon for it in My Computer.
Thanks for any help.
 

A:Formatting external drive after dvr formatting

Hi

its possible it has been formatted using a non standard file system, use disk manager to view the drive and remove any partitions on it, then use disk manager to recreate parttions on the drive

Start >settings> control panel> admin tools >computer management >disk manager.
 

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I forgot my seagate external harddisk password.

I tried to reformat the HD

I went to: computer management->storage -> disk management->and right click hardisk drive but the Format option was disabled.

can anyone help me to solve the problem?

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Hi

i am trying to boot windows server installed in external harddisk from my windows 7 pc but when iam trying to do so it my pc is flashing blue screen and my pc reboots with win 7 i wanted to know how to solve this problem

thanks

A:dual booting using external harddisk

Hello,
Have you had any error messages ? I ask because Win server setup does not support configuration of USB or firewire ports, so the installation theoretically should fail during 'select partition' to install to.
What else can you tell us ?

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Hello I Am Service Engineer

I Need A Help

Right Now I Am Having External Usb Hard Disk 160 Gb

I Need To Install Vista Os In That External Hard Disk?

How Can I Install It Help Me

I Have Boot From External Hard Disk With Vista Os?

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I guess my external harddisk is dying out. Tried to open but can't. Prompt me to format. Any way to retrieve back data?

Can any experts out there help me out? Many thanks in advance…
 

A:Need Help From Expert!! External Harddisk Not Opening Up

If the data on the drive is corrupted and you cannot access it through Windows, you can try using a Linux distribution, but if it is all corrupted you will not be able to retrieve the data.

That is of course, not including the option of professional data recovery companies.
 

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I just don't remember the password and cant find the recovery key. So I just try lot of passwords and now its just ask the recovery key only. I think its because of the too many attempts that I tried to find correct passwords. I have the laptop that I
use to encrypt that harddisk but I don't have any other information. Is there anyway to remove the bitlocker without damaging the files that inside ?

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Hi Guys ,

I am having 5 Internal HardDisk of Different space Sizes ( 80gb, 120gb, 160gb, 250gb, 500gb )
I want to combine all these hdd to create one single External Hard Disk Storage Device ( 1110gb )..
please help me out how can i create it . what all things i should require . how can i do it ..
Thanks in advance

Regards,

Rocky
 

A:External HardDisk Storage Device

You need an external enclosure with 5 drive bays and that supports RAID JBOD.

But there is no benefit aside from only having a single "drive" and drive letter.
 

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Hi Guys,

have anyone of you encounter a senario whereby when you plug in your external harddisk to your lappy and your lappy is able to detect it
but during transferring of files into the external harddisk, it always failed halfway during the transferring process.
The error states that the lappy is unable to find the external harddisk source and then later on it will auto play my external harddisk again. This process keeps continuing whenever I want to save a file into my external harddisk.

The external harddisk works well with my main lappy which is using a vista home premium but not my 2nd lappy which is using a vista home basic.

Hope you guys can help...

Thanks alot!

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Hi, could you please help me?




1) local disk (G) is loading too slow





2) (not responding at all) once I click it




3) so, I decided to eject the disk but it couldn't safely remove. I pulled usb,then this box come out.

I've tried many time. What should I do? How to do data recovery.? I've lotsa picturesss in my hard disk!
 

A:External harddisk; not recognized completely

Have you tried accessing this drive on another computer?
 

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