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External Hard Drive Operations override keyboard and mouse

Q: External Hard Drive Operations override keyboard and mouse

My Seaget external hard drive sometimes starts up at random and the keyboard and mouse become either completely or intermittemtly inoperable for a while - maybe 15/20 seconds. Is there a Setup setting I can invoke to prevent this? Seems to me the PC should hace commend of all funcrions.

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Preferred Solution: External Hard Drive Operations override keyboard and mouse

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Hello,
I'm sorting through 70k images on my external hard drive (Transcend 1TB HDD).
Whenever I delete an image, the folder refreshes and resets to 'Sort by Name'. It then takes about three minutes to reload everything into 'Sort by Date'.

Is there any way to set the hard drive to automatically sort by date, so that I don't have to wait for it to load? The folder I'm working in automatically lists everything by name instantly, then sorts them (taking three minutes).

How can I override this, or 'save' the folder to sort by date?
Already tried:
Properties > Customize > Optimize for Images
Shift & close folder
Right click > Sort by > Date [This is what I want it to do, but it doesn't 'save' like this - loading 'Sort by Name first, then sorts by date]
Any advice you can give would be helpful.
Thanks.

A:Organising images on external hard drive | Automatic sorting override

What happens if you click on View then Sort by then date, then close explorer and reopen.
Is the default view now sort by date?

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i have an infra red wireless mouse which works fine with one of my external hard drives but not with the other.mouse will hardly move and is practically uncontrolable but system works fine when i use usb wired mouse.anyone else had this problem or can tell me how to cure this???

cheers
 

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This is a weird one, that started once I updated to Windows 8.1, and has persisted. At first I thought the problem was with my Siig KVM switch, that allows me to share my mouse and keyboard with two different computers. Essentially, after the upgrade, every time I would click over to my Windows 8.1 machine on the KVM, I would then have to wait like 20 seconds for the new hardware tone to chime before I could use my mouse/keyboard. This was frustrating, as I tend to switch back and forth between these computers numerous times a day. I would also hear what I thought was my external hard drives powering on every time I would switch to the computer.

Then one day recently, I decided to take one of my external hard drives with me somewhere, and for a while I did not plug it back into the PC. Walla, my problem went away! The issue has something to do with this Toshiba DWC130 3TB external drive. When it is not plugged into my computer, I can switch back and forth between the two computers with zero delay. Starting with 8.1, when this Toshiba drive is connected to my machine, and I switch to it on the KVM, I have to wait for the drive to power up from sleep before I the mouse will take and I can start using the computer. I am hoping there is some sort of work around for this. I am contemplating taking the drive out of it's external enclosure and seating it inside the computer, as this has gotten to be quite frustrating.

Any help appreciated!

A:USB Mouse on KVM won't work until External hard drive..?

Some external drives have bundled software(or sometimes you can download from the driver maker's site if they don't give you the software in the package) that can set the drive to stay spinning rather than spinning down after an activity time-out.

I wrote a small hack to keep drives from spinning down. I call it DriveAlive. You may download from this page:
Miles Ahead Software

I bought a Seagate external USB 2.0 drive that didn't come with any software. Turned out another more expensive Seagate external had a bundled software package I could download. The utility to control if the drive would spin down due to time-out worked on my drive. So if your external doesn't have any software see if there's a higher priced version. If it's essentially the same drive inside then the software may work on the economy model.

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One day while using my computer i noticed my mouse stopped working which is plugged into my USB port. After investigating i realized my USB ports were giving power but my computer was not recognizing them. My keyboard still worked since it was plugged in the old Keyboard input however when i went to get an old mouse to plug in the mouse input it still wouldn't recognize it. My Control panel wouldn't open the "Mouse" menu either. After awhile i went back to try my computer and noticed now the Keyboard wont even work. Thinking it was a port issue i took my extra computer and just plugged the hard drive into the extra one and now i have the same problem so I'm pretty sure there's something wrong with my hard drive. I have no idea what to do since i cant log in or anything. Please Help.
 

A:Hard Drive not recognizing Mouse, Keyboard, or USB

Never connect or disconnect mice and keyboards that have the round PS/2 connectors without first turning off the computer.

Have a local friend who knows about computers take a look at it.
 

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I have Windows 7 installed on my new computer, but my firewire audio card and also some software wouldn't work properly with it, so I put my old hard drive with Windows XP installed on it into my new computer.

I can boot up Windows XP from the second hard drive at the bios screen bit, but when it gets to the log in screen, the mouse and keyboard will not respond. I have tried multiple mice and keyboards including the old school style non-USB keyboard. The keyboard works fine to press F12 to get into the boot menu etc but then just stops working completely when XP is loaded. I assume its some kind of driver issue or something like that but I'm pretty useless with computers and I have no idea how I can get my mouse and keyboard to respond in XP

Please if anyone knows how let me know, thanks!!

Dominic
 

A:Booting XP from second hard drive Mouse/Keyboard problem

I was thinking about maybe if I copy and pasted all the drivers from my C: windows folder into the windows folder on my D: drive (old hard drive). Maybe this would let my mouse and keyboard work? I'm a bit worried though it seems like the kind of thing I do that seems like a logical idea but actually screws up my PC
 

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Hello young
I need a lesson on the operations of the hard drive from Windows 7
Lessons about this...

* Create a hard drive

* Delete hard drive

* Hard disk partition

* Change the hard drive letter

* Hide the hard drive

* Prevent access to the hard drive
Be possible, and thank ....

A:Operations on the hard drive from Windows 7..???

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Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install

How to Create a New Partition or Volume in Windows 7

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When I connecting the external hard drive, the mouse got slowly. I tried to update USB drivers but nothing helped.I am stuck and it hard to work with the mouse pad.Please help. Thanks,Hadi 

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This is the 2nd hard drive for this computer so I have all the disks to reload -- it's making a buzz sound and freezing during normal operations -- found out that critical files from windows 10 were missing and had to reload whole system -- in doing so I lost everything but windows - had to reload the realtek for sound because the windows wouldn't work correctly - I was wondering -- can I reload the orginal disks and start over?  I need help and have no warrenty on it - I've tried to contact Lenovo to find out anything and nothing - I am asking here because the nearest repair is over 100 miles away -- I don't know if it can be done - but can I re-load the hard drive with the orginal disks? where do I go to find the directions ? any help ?  Thanks 

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Hi there,

I won't get too deeply into the harrowing saga of how two external hard drives of mine died within days of each other. Rather, I'll just say that I would like to do a virus scan on several external hard drives (including/especially the one I just got to replace the others). In other words, I want to find out if there was a virus or something in the material that I'm putting on the hard drives that makes them die. Could this be possible? If so, how can I conduct a virus scan specifically on the external drives?

Thanks!
Sonya

A:Scanning an external hard drive for viruses? External Hard drive DRAMA!

In My Computer . . right click the external drive and select Scan with { name of AV }

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I already have the issue that when I put my E5570 to sleep and wake it up again that the keyboard and touchpad do not work. So I have disable the sleep options in the BIOS.
Now I run into different issues.Yesterday I booted the laptop and it hang on the DELL logo, After a while it stated that my EFI file would not be correct. Force reboot and it booted straight to Windows.
What's more annoying is the fact that the laptop boot, the DELL logo is shown and then the screens go's black, as if it's not connected. SO it looks like it hangs.BUT an external monitor through HDMI does work and show the windows logon.The keyboard and touchpad also do not work.External mouse and keyboard do work.
So pretty much I got a brick when I do not have external display/keyboard and mouse available.
When I reboot the laptop it works fine again.Am I the only one with this?Loads of issues with the laptop and wondering if I just have a faulty laptop...
Clean Windows 10 Pro install is done 5 times.Used the  DELL Command Update to install all drivers and patches.Issues keep existing...

A:Latitude E5570 - Black display, no resons to keyboard/touchpad - External display/keyboard/mouse do work

I have been spending a lot of hours in troubleshooting this week.
Diagnostics are 100% ok.
Reinstalled Windows 10 about 15 times.Installing drivers by hands, installing drives trhough the dell update management application.The issues keeps existing.
To sum the them up:- Cold boot (laptop is off) to Windows. Keyboard/Touchpad do not work. (Reboot and they work again)- Resume from sleep. Keyboard/Touchpad do not work. (Reboot and the work again)
After I got the laptop I installed 32Gb of RAM and an 512Gb Samsung 950Pro PCIE M.2 NVME drive.The drive should be support as Dell states on the product page and in the manual that PCIE with NVME is supported.
"Advanced features, like industry-leading M.2 SATA and M.2 PCIe/NVME solid state drives, provide data transfer speeds up to 4x faster over traditional hard drivers. "
In order to get the drive visible and running on PCIe I had to disable the sata controller in the BIOS.This way the drive is detected in Windows as an PCIe NVME capable drive.
Just to verify if the issues I went back to default with the delivered 256Gb M.2 sata drive and 8Gb RAM.To install Windows I had to turn the Sata controller back on.
Installed the drivers manually updated WIndows and tested.The issues do NOT occur.
Retested by installing the drivers using the Dell Update Application.The issues do NOT occur.
So I figured out that the SATA controller somehow is the guilty part for all the issues.I mean when enabled to ACHI or RAID the sleep and non... Read more

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Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance

A:Satellite click mini not reconising external hard drive or external DVD drive

Originally Posted by rachel.nickells


Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance



Is it usb powered? If so does the hard drive spin up? Are there any clicking noises from the drive?

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I want to get an external hard drive/dvd burner combo if there is such a thing. To make this question as simple as possible...I need a hard drive that my camera can be plugged into with the firewire. I also need the hard drive that is able to plug in to the USB2 slot on my computer, because
my new Dell doesn't seem to tolerate a firewire card which I installed and then took out and returned to the store. It froze my computer and I tried everything to stabilize it but had no luck. It did work long enough to download 10 min. or so of video and I burned that onto a cd. Thats when I found out I had a dvd-rom not a dvd burner......long story I know. Sorry. I just want to figure out the most economical way now to save my movies and burn them to dvd also using either another external dvd burner or maybe there is a hard drive/dvd burner combo?? Or should I just get two separate externals?
Again: I need the hard drive/burner to plug into my computer with usb2.
Then the firewire from the camera would go into the hard drive/burner to download the movies.
 

A:Solved: External Hard drive OR External Hard drive/dvd-rw combo?

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Hello

I ve uninstalled Nitro PDF professional after it expired and reinstall it to register but this msg appears:

"multiple restore hard drive operations damaged the license and the product must be
re-registered #2 "

How can I fix that....I neeeed help

A:FIX "multiple restore hard drive operations damaged the license &...."

Hello Lilia

Is the program currently installed or do you get that error before you can install it?

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Another issue with the external mouse and keyboard.   I am using 8 and my mouse/keyboard have been working up until Friday when there was an update and then both units no longer worked.  The USB key storage works but the other items not. 
I tried them in another computer and it works perfectly.  I am not as versed in Bios etc but have attempted to correct with driver udpates (all good), and add new hardware etc...nothing is working and I too need some help with getting this set up. 
MS please respond re this and options...I have been working on this for some time and need an answer and some tech help. 

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Hello, the title pretty much says it all. I have tried both USB wireless keyboard/mouse combo and USB hardwired keyboard and neither work at login. Very inconvenience as the laptop is on a stand and must type awkwardly on it to login.

Once logged in, it works fine. Any ideas?

Many thanks in advance

A:External keyboard and mouse not working at Login

Who is the manufacturer of the USB wireless keyboard/mouse combo?

sounds like the driver isn't loading until Windows is at the desktop.

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My Windows 7 was unable to boot three times.I was asked to ran Windows Diagnostic Tool.So,i did and nothing happened.A loud beep sound started coming and the system froze.Then System repair opened up and it fixed the issue 2 times.But the third time when the crash happened,System Repair could not fix the issue.System Repair suggested to unplug any external device that i had connected.So,i did and my Windows booted.I want to use my external mouse and keyboard because i play games.How do i fix this problem....

A:System Crashing and not booting up with External Mouse & Keyboard

Are they wireless? If so, what make and model number?

Have you checked to see if there are updated drivers for them?

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Hello guys
I'm about to buy an external monitor (Samsung C27F591) and i'm not sure how to connect it to my Dell XPS 13 9360. Here's what I know (or think)
1. There's two types of USB-C to HDMI; Thunderbolt and DisplayLink - right? What to buy? (this also means that I have to plug the wireless usb dongles in the laptop each time i want to "dock" it)2. There's two buggy Dell dock's and then there's a Dell adapter with VGA, HDMI and USB 2.03. There's a lot of cheap USB-C adapters on eBay, with HDMI, USB, etc. - But do they work?
That's a lot of options and I just want something that works and is cheap. So, what do you guys advice me to do?

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Hello,
I am trying to move all my files from my computer to my new external hard drive, but whenever I try and move a file over 4 GB in size i get this error message...
"The file is too large for the destination file system"... anyone know how I can get around this so I can move those files over?
 

A:Problem transfering large file from hard drive to external hard drive

Get ahold of some software that will break up the file into chunks.
 

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I see it can be done from an installed to an external, but can it be done in reverse, taking the external cased hard drive and cloning it to an internal? The old hard drive is from an xp laptop, and I can aquire another xp laptop if I can clone this way. Perhaps if I set the enclosure hard drive as master? All ideas are greatly appreciated. Many thanks
 

A:Clone a laptop hard drive from an external case to an internal hard drive

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Hey guys!

My Zune 80gb stopped working a while back. It wouldn't charge. So I thought I would take out the hard drive and use it as an external 80gb hard drive. So I bought an 1.8" ZIF encolsure for it and installed the hard drive into it.

All appears good with the installation. When I plug the hard drive into the PC the light on the hard drive enclosure comes on and stays on & the disk starts spinning. Then Windows Vista does the whole "Install new Hardware" thing and calls it a "Disk Drive" and a "USB Mass Storage Device" and says hardware is installed and ready for use.

But the problem is I can't seem to access the drive. I can't find it anywhere. It doesn't show up as a drive I can use or anything. I tried a third party partitioning prgram to try and find the disk so I could reformat it but it wouldn't it couldn't find it either. I even plugged the drive into my Mac thinking that Disk Utility might be able to recognize it and let me wipe it, but the Mac doesn't recognize it as anything.

Back in Vista, Using Device Manager, Vista notices the drive under the "Disk Drives" option as a "Disk Drive" and that it is elecronically signed by Microsoft (since it has the Zune firmware on it) but I can't do anything with it ... And this is the only place where I can see that the drive even exists. I can't reformat it or anything.

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A:Putting a Zune 80gb Hard Drive in an External Hard Drive Enclosure, help please!

anyone?
 

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We have about 400 Lenovo T470s laptops running Windows 10 and many are having issues with recognizing the external keyboard and mouse when redocking or turning on in the morning using the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Dock.  We have done the following: Run System Update to get the latest driversRan firmware update on the thunderbolt 3 dockUpdated Windows to 1803 and ran system update again.Changed following BIOS settingsWake by Thunderbot (TM) 3 - EnabledSecurity Level - No SecuritySupport in Pre Boot EnvironmentThunderbolt(TM) device - EnabledUSB device - Enabled What can I be missing?  This should not be happening.  This is the first time that we have used a non-mechanical dock.  Please help! 

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I have problem with my external mouse and external keyboard. It started about 3 weeks ago. They freeze, jump or shutdown, most annoying is mouse, I need to reconnect it usually. It will work well about 1-5 min and again. Touch Pad works well.

I have installed newest Windows updates, also downloaded and installed drivers from Toshiba web. I set up default BIOS settings. Nothing helped.

I don't have recovery disk to try that. Is there any solution other then recovery/reinstalling system?

Someone had such problem?

A:External mouse and keyboard are not working properly on Satellite Pro C650

Hi

It is not easy to say much about this issue.
Do you use wireless devices? Are batteries OK?
Have you noticed the same problem using other USB devices?
I presume both devices uses USB port on your notebook.

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I need an external hard drive for taking regular backups of all of my data.
When i searched the internet I got two options:
1. Porable HDD [high cost, slower speed but don't need external power]
2. Desktop HDD [low cost, higher speed but need external power]

I want to know that...
1. Which hard disk's live longer? Porable or Desktop.
2. I heared that pulling off USB cable of Portable HDD may cause data lose because it also supplies power to hdd.
What will happpen if Power goes off from Desktop HDD? Will my data/Hard disk remain protected?
3. Level of safety of data on moving or shaking on both Desktop and Portable HDD.
4. Can we install os and boot from portable and desktop external hdd?
 

A:Need Advice : External Desktop Hard drive vs Portable Hard drive?

Unless you really need to go portable with a Laptop .. I'd not use a USB powered External.
You cannot boot from a USB External .. But there's another option if you're capable of physically changing HDDs ..

Get a good external Enclosure (with a fan for cooling) .. Install a good HDD ... with a 5 year warranty
and make the HDD in the enclosure a bootable backup .. where you could swap HDDs if/when needed ..
 

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I recently formatted my c drive and now i am reinstalling all the software. I keep all the setups of software in my external hard drive. For installing the software I coy the setup folder of the required software on my laptop, then install it.

Is straightaway installing the software by accessing the external hard drive okay? Does it make any difference in the installation time or any reduction in life of hard disk performance.

Or should I always install through my laptop hard drive?

I am running windows 8.1 pro

A:installation software from external hard drive or internal hard drive

Your method is as good as any. If it works, keep doing it.

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I have an XPS 13 9360 connected to the WD15 dock. I've noticed that regularly the external mouse and keyboard I have attached to it stop working.
Here are some things I have observed:

When this happens, the mouse and keyboard are still recognized by the computer. i.e. when I plug and unplug them I can see them show up and disappear from Windows Device Manager. Also, when I view the mouse and keyboard's device status in Device Manager it reports "This device is working properly."
The USB port on the dock seems to be working fine. I know this because when this happens I can unplug the mouse and plug in a different peripheral (e.g. external hard drive) and find that it works fine. But when I replug the mouse, the mouse still does not work.
I know my mouse is fine, because when it stops working I can unplug it from the dock and plug it directly into the laptop's USB port which causes it to work fine (but if I unplug and replug to the dock it does not work).
The laptop's built-in keyboard and touch pad still work fine.
This usually seems to happen sometime after coming out of sleep especially when waking the computer using the power button on the dock (but not always as far as I can tell so far).
Sometimes restarting the computer fixes (temporarily) the issue.
Sometimes unplugging and replugging the dock fixes (temporarily) the issue.

Steps I have taken to try to fix:

I have upgraded my laptop BIOS to the latest which is currently 2.5.0.
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A:When Using WD15 Dock External Mouse and Keyboard Stop Working Occasionally

This is admittedly a rather long shot, but try installing the latest Thunderbolt firmware for your XPS 13?  I know the WD15 is just regular USB-C and that the USB-C controller firmware is updated as part of the regular system BIOS update, but I'm wondering if the Thunderbolt controller might still be in the hardware path somehow and therefore a firmware update there might fix something like this.

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Looking to buy an external hard drive for backup. This will be used only to backup data periodically. This is certainly a good price ($140):

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1474205

I've never heard of it. Anyone have any experience with that brand?
 

A:Opinions on BeyondMicro External Hard Drive?-or recommendations on External Case?

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Hi,

Yesterday, I opened my Latitude D610 and although the touchpad and external mouse works fine, the built-in keyboard is all rearranged. It's like it's been switched to be a bunch of hot-keys. One of my startup programs is not loading as well, and that problem appeared at the same time.

The strange thing is it was working fine just an hour earlier. I turned it off and then when I turned it on again it started acting weird.

Does anyone know what this might be? Doubt it's a virus cause the wireless radio was turned off when it was working.

Thanks a lot!

Larry
 

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Hi,
 
On my win7 64bit Thinkpad x230i I can no longer type with either the onboard or external keyboards.  The onboard mouse does not work either.  The only thing that does work is an external USB mouse.  
 
So far I have tried to reinstall the Synaptics drivers from Lenovo, reinstall USB drivers from Lenovo, download a BIOS update, and update Logitech setpoint. None of those worked.  
 
Also, when I go to Device Manager and I right click on the mouse and keyboards it says that I have the most up-to-date drivers.  I tried to do a System Restore, but Windows says that I do not have have any restore points created.  
 
Is my only option to reinstall windows?
 
Thanks in advance!!

A:Onboard keyboard, onboard mouse, and external keyboard do not work--please help

I would go into Device Manager...uninstall the native mouse and keyboard drivers...and then reboot the system.  Those drivers should automatically reinstall with (hopefully) undamaged new drivers that return original functionality.
 
Louis

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So I want to clone one external 2TB with another. So one drive is the main use one and another the backup one. So I copy everything over to backup and i store the backup at another house and then I start using the main: deleting and adding/editing files. What is the best software or whatever to allow me, after some time, synchronize/clone the externals again without deleting all on the backup drive and recopying? (main to backup) and make them clones again? ..Adding and deleting or replacing any nonidentical files.. Like where i can press a button on some software and it do the work for me.
Sorry if this is confusing

A:Best external to external hard drive synchronized backup plan?

There's a bunch of applications that can do that.

They all work pretty much the same way, but would differ in how easy they are to understand and configure---the interfaces would differ and the help files would differ.

I use FreeFileSync from sourceforge.net.

Others are Syncback, Folder Clone, Karen's Replicator, FBackup, Second Copy, and Synchromagic.

You should be able to configure them to do one or the other of the following:

1: If you delete or modify a file on the "original", it will also be deleted or modified on the backup.

2: If you delete a file on the "original", it will be retained on the backup. If you modify a file, both the modified and unmodified file will be retained on the backup.

It's up to you which choice you prefer. I use the first method, which is often called "mirroring"--one drive is an exact match of the other.

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I downloaded some microsoft office files from gmail, (about 20 files...i am studying for an exam)I opened them up and it was fine for about 15 minutes, and then my keyboard started typing the alphabet into everything, and opening random word documents.It basically just typed the alphabet on repeat and random other letter formations. I restarted my computer thinking it would go away. Shut it down everything, and now I cant log in bc It ovverides me typing in my password.Anyways I cant find out anythinga bout this on the interenet. So if anyone could help me that would be amazing.Oh and...I have a wireless keyboard if that makes a difference

A:VISTA VIRUS - KEYBOARD OVERRIDE W/ REPEATED ALPHABET

Can you explain what you're saying? Are you saying that this is happening when you type any key or does it happen on random without you doing anything?

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User complains of mouse moving without user interaction. I witnessed and it appears as if they are deliberate movements by a remote user. For example, trees expanding and collapsing, files selected opened and/or closed, etc. Is there a way to determine if someone has gotten into our network? Below is hijackthis log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:02:16 PM, on 3/17/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exeC:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\Docmgr\bin\WavXDocMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\SecureUpgrade.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\ApMsgFwd.exeC:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\HidFind.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\KADxMain.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exeC:\Program Files\HP\ToolBoxFX\bin\HPTLBXFX.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update ... Read more

A:What appears to be deliberate mouse operations not by user

Good evening. Given what you have described, i'd say that you would be wise to assume that if the PC in question can access your network then a remote user that can access the PC has the same access to your network.As the PC appears to be connected with the State of Alabama Emergency Management Agency, I suggest you get the experts in.

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Thanks for trying to help, what im trying to do is make it so that when im pressing the F1-F12 keys  it no longer performs the customized functions(Ex: my F1 key also mutes the audio, my F2 key lowers volume, and my F3 key raises the volume) how do I stop them from performing these additional operations.
Im trying to figure this out because when im playing a certain videogame(minecraft) i cant use the F1-F12 key to perform their in game functions they only do the operations that are additionally assigned to them.
if for some reason anything else is needed please ask.

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I've got a new external hard drive.
I have many other external hard drives for which I want to backup the files of.

What's the best way of copying files from one drive to another?

1. Should I connect both on USB3 and copy one from another?

or

2. Copy to computer and then copy to new hard drive?

I've got a feeling that the second option might be the best one?

Thanks.
 

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I would like to know that If i got an external monitor with usb ports on it and then connect my Macbook Pro 2015 to it via an HDMI cable, can i connect an external hard-drive onto the external display to transfer files to my macbook?
 

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I am visually impaired and am looking for a way to change or override the default 32x32 mouse pointer size limit either through Registry settings, Group Policy or through a setting in God Mode. Is there anyone who can help? I know there is some way to create pointer/cursor size schemes that show larger even in Windows 10 as I have some VERY large installable cursor schemes they are called Phillip's Large Colored Cursors. I have tried editing & increasing the size of the .cur & .ani files themselves but they will still not DISPLAY at the actual size because of the 32x32 default size limit in 10. I will be very greatful to anyone who can help.

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I earlier posted about the Aspire AST690-UP925A having 250GB hard drive. I since then contacted Aspire chat support. Apparently, not being tech savy we didn't realize 250 gb hard drive only 112 c drive is able to be used, the d data drive holds the programs to run the computer.

I didn't mean can I use the external hard drive internally. I meant, if I hook it up externally would it work in place of the internal hard drive that is nearly full except for around 10 GB?

So, unfortunately the computer isn't as big as you believe. But...I wanted to know if I purchase (I was looking at western digital elements 2TB external hard drive). Can we use it for this computer. It will not run itunes or anything like that, but we can obviously go online.

My brother wants to buy a new computer, but I know that is probably not the way to go. Should we get an internal hard drive installed and other memory or something or can we use the external hard drive?

I would appreciate any informed help on this since we do not no technical info on computers. Can't really afford to buy another computer right now.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Can external hard drive be used for full internal hard drive?

If you want to take out the drive from external hard drive case and install it in your desktop/laptop, then usually you can. Usually external hard drives are just ordinary hard drives accompanied by some extra controller to make it able to "talk" via general ports (e.g. USB). However I am not familiar with digital elements 2TB , so I can not confirm it. But I do have WD external drive, which I had positively confirm that its real drive is just ordinary hard drive.

Note that if you decide to do this, I suggest to find experience people to work on extracting the drive. If you do it yourself you will risk to damage it, and you don't want that since usually opening the closure means voiding the warranty.
 

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I had been using my Hitachi 320g external HD for 2yrs.It had not problem until yesterday I transfering some files from my Drive C to Hitachi HD when the computer hang.I unpluged the external HD and restart PC.When I pluged in the external HD again it was recognised as interrnal HD.I've problem accessing the files.The PC detected it was FAT32 since my system was NTFS and asked me to reformat my external HD.I tried connect to other PC but no different.
 

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I am trying to move my files from the hard drive I removed from my old computer to the external hard drive. I want to be able to view the files before moving. Thanks
 

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Hi, for nearly a year now I've been using a Buffalo 500GB external hard drive.
Just yesterday though, after unplugging it from my PC, using it on another Windows 7 machine and then attempting to reconnect it the my PC, it began to show up on My Computer as a Local Disk rather than an external. In addition, when I try to access it, it gives me this message: E:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. My question is, is there any way to return the drive to it's original state or recover the data inside? The data is of extreme importance.
Thanks for any help.
 

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I currently am running windows 8.1 x64 bit, and I am thinking of copying my entire hard drive (consisting of C & D drives using a total of 929.2 GB of space.  And wanting to get a Western Digital External Hard Drive with 1.5 TB of space.  I have been led to believe that windows 8.1 has a utility called System Image Back Up Utility (located in the Control Panel).  I have also been led to believe that this can be done completely using a bit by bit copy of the entire hard drive (programs, files, drivers, apps, utilities, etc),  But I can not fine enough info on doing this. And there are still questions, such as How do you transfer the copy from the external hard drive back onto the PC if it should completely crash? (I do have a five disk recovery set I made when I purchased my PC, but still want an additional source of a back up system.)  I can not find the procedures for copying the copy from the external hard drive to the crashed PC, and are ther better and safer programs out there to use instead of the windows system Image back up utility?  I would add that I am somewhat of an intermediate user, useing PCs since windows 95. but there are obviously issues that I need to research before attempting something this complicated and advanced.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in Advance !










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A:Copying Complete Hard Drive to an external hard drive as a b...

A description of System Image Backup can be found here.  If you want both C and D, I would suggest a clone program. Both Seagate and WD offer a free Disk Wizard Program. With the cloning process, you use an external case to perform the clone.  When disaster strikes, you swap out the drives, and continue. Personally, I make clones of my primary desktops every 30-45 days.

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Hi guys,

I'm new on any sort of forums so go easy if it's a stupid question..but here goes.

Me and my brother built me a new computer from scratch (he did the building - i did the watching).

To cut a long story short - I purchased an internal hard drive from Overclockers UK. It's a Samsung 1TB drive. I also have a 64 Solid-state drive in there as my primary hard drive that Windows was installed on and a couple of programs are installed on. My storage disk (the 1TB disk) is for all my music/films etc. Whenever I drag and drop a file into the Samsung hard-drive - it copies it rather than moves it instantly.

When I had a laptop, I had 3 external hard drives and this is the way it copied files onto them.

Does anyone know how I can get the internal drive to stop acting like an external drive?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Internal Hard Drive acting like an External Hard Drive

This is the way it works. I have an 80GB SSD and an internal HDD and the same happens if the file/folder is large enough. If you just copy a few MBs, you will not see the window with the green stripe running. But if e.g. you copy 500MBs, you will see it. It physically moves the data. That is different if you copy on the same volume from one folder to another. Then it only makes an entry in the MFT.

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I am unsure about what happens after you convert your internal hard drive to an external hard drive... Let's say the internal HDD was your only laptop HDD and you replaced it with a SSD. If you convert your old internal HDD to an external HDD, what would happen when you open it up on your newly installed OS (on the SSD)?

I am trying to download a new OS but us my old internal HDD as an external drive just to access specific files. However, I don't want any other data/programs/settings/etc. downloaded onto my new SSD. Do I need to delete my old OS when I convert my old internal HDD into an external HDD or does the OS simply get "reduced" to a bunch of files that I will see on my newly installed OS?

If anyone is able to clarify these questions that would be fantastic!
 

A:What happens after you convert your internal hard drive to an external hard drive?

does the OS simply get "reduced" to a bunch of files that I will see on my newly installed OS?Click to expand...

Yes
it will just be seen as a data drive and you would need to goto the directory for your data
it wont run as an OS at all
 

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I have an internal hard disk not in use ,and I would like to make it as external disk !
I looked on the net and I found I should have the " encelsure " butt I think I wont find it here in my city .
So is there another way ? like usb -esata cable ?

A:how to make your internal hard drive into and external hard drive ?

Firstly, where are you based (Which country)? I would get the part of the internet, I trust we are talking about a 3.5" drive? Do you have an esata port on your pc? I would get something similar to this, I think: Play.com - Buy CiT 35M17SEF 3.5 inch SATA / USB / Firewire / eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure online at Play.com and read reviews. Free delivery to UK and Europe!

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