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Failing drive; best way to transfer off data?

Q: Failing drive; best way to transfer off data?

Hi,
I have a WD1002FAEX (WD Black 1TB) that has started to show signs of failure. A few months ago it would load larger files slowly and buffer sometimes when watching videos. As of this week though, it's loading everything slowly and even SD video buffers every few seconds. It does not appear any data is corrupted, as I haven't had any files that did not play/work (despite freezing/buffering all the time).

What is my absolute safest option to get my data copied to elsewhere? **** the drive itself, I can RMA it, I just need my data safe and sound.

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A: Failing drive; best way to transfer off data?

Hello Mark,

If able, the safest way would be a straight copy and paste of any files or folders you do not want to lose to another hard drive.

Hope this helps.

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I have searched the forums and come up so far with partial answers to my situation, but not a complete solution. So I will post my specific problem, and my questions.

I have an HP D4100E with an original (Maxtor 7Y250M0) sata 250 gb hard drive, I am running Windows XP SP2. The hd came with two partitions set up: a c:/ (NTFS) with windows and all the preinstalled programs, and a d:/ (FAT32) set up as a recovery partition. I also have a full set of recovery cd's, so the partition is unnecessary if I choose to do a clean reinstall. I have set up two more partitions on the drive: an e:/ and f:/ (both NTFS) to store various types of files. I just started receiving crc errors on my f:/ partition, and by using chkdsk /r have confirmed the drive is failing (it is not a volume issue). So far the crc errors have not crept into my other partitions. I have contacted HP and b/c my computer is still under warranty they are shipping me a new drive. This drive will arrive unformatted. I want to transfer my c:/ drive intact and as much of my data as can be recovered. I have spent alot of time getting my c:/ and my programs set up where and how I want them, and I really don't want to redo it.

My first question revolves around how to set up the replacement drive as a secondary, so I can transfer data. My documentation does not tell me how to do this and I have little hope in HP tech support helping me. Any guidance in how to do this would be appreciated.

My second issue is how to t... Read more

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Hi,

I have a very funny feeling my hard drive may be failing, today I was working normally on my computer (nothing intensive) and the colours suddenly went a bit messed up, it went into windows basic colour scheme too. I have gpu and cpu meters and I noticed both of them shot up when this happened. I got worried, saved all my work and restarted immediately, it started ok.

When It happened I could have sworn I heard a very faint screaming sound coming from possibly the hdd and now I am noticing some clicking sounds (after restarting) but tbh they are quiet and maybe I'm just noticing them because I'm thinking about.

Also I just got a new gpu which is much quieter so maybe I'm hearing more now.

The clicking noises (which I'm still not sure if where there before) are coming from the hdd, as I've unplugged the gpu and started up and I could definitely hear them from the hdd)


Although it appears to be running ok now. I would like to know the cleanest and simplest way to clone my hdd to another a new hdd so I can simply carry on using my windows with all the software as it was.....just in case it does fail. I've backed up anything important so its not the end if goes pop right now.....i hope it doesn't though kinda need my pc.


Also I havn't got round to changing my info, this is about my desktop not laptop.

i7 920 OC 3.4
corsair 650w
gtx 580
6g ram
gigabyte mobo

Its all over 3 years old bar the gpu which is day old.

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A:Hard drive failing? Cleanest option to transfer everything to new HDD?

Many here use Macrium to clone drives, you'll also have success with Acronis which I use or Apricorn EZ-Gig. Whatever you do you would be advised to clone or back up vital data ASAP. Good Luck !

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I want to copy my data on my Dell that wont start and I can enter command prompt. So can I copy my data to my external drive??
Thank you for any advice..

A:How do i copy my data from the failing drive to my external drive?

Depending on the accessibility status of the hard drive and presuming that its a non booting Windows (not mentioned), try using a Puppy Linux bootable disc and then connect or mount your external to access and copy your data. The tutorial link would give you all the needed information when  working in Linux OS environment.

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I just came back from a trip and my laptop suddenly took ten minutes to boot and then starting acting very very slow. I fear I may have dropped laptop and damaged harddrive. I also found that the all data partition part of my 640 GB hard drive became inaccessible to me. Explorer would freeze up and crash when I tried to access my data partition. My Data partition has 500 GB of data I want to retrieve. I tried putting the 640 WD scorpio blue drive in a hard drive enclosure but the 500 GB partition partition says location is not accessible the peramiter is incorrect. A microsoft windows popped up saying I need to format the drive before I can use it. I clicked ok but then quickly thought better of it and turned off computer afraid it would erase my partition. I turned my PC back on and opened disk management from manage my computer and I see my data partition listed as healthy 500 GB logical volume but it's file system says RAW instead of ntfs. Is this right? Disk properties would not do error check; it said windows can't access the disk. I also tried reinstalling windows on the primary non data partition of the 640 GB drive but each screen was taking ten minutes to load and the install wouldn't take.

Anyone know warranty options on this drive? I bought this WD 640 GB drive used from ebay about 6 months ago.

A:Help me get data from failing hard drive

Welcome
This may save your documents
Most warranties do not cover dropped computers, unless you purchased the special warranty that covers accidents.
PC Inspector FILE RECOVERY

There is no way of telling how software will react on a damaged hard drive etc.
Use hard drive as little as possible until recovery
As a last resort when the hard drive is dead and you did not get your doucments.
Take a baggie, put drive in baggie. Put baggie in freezer over night then try to get the documents.

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I've got a year old Western Digital 120 GB 8mb cache IDE hard drive that's failing. There's no O.S. on it - it's my slave drive in a Win2K Server. I have it partioned into 3 sections. I'm never really on that server much, but I map to it from my XP PC & my RedHat 9 PC. It started acting really slow and doing strang things, so after several scan disks and reboots (on purpose and BSOD's), it now gets the following on startup... "Sec. Master Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace. Press F1 to continue" It'll boot up into the OS and sometimes I can access parts of it and sometimes it doesn't even show up. Also, every once in a while it'll say it was unplugged or removed - that message that you get when you unplug a USB device. I had tons of stuff on that drive. Most I have backed up somewhere or I can get off CD or whatever. But, I kept all the pictures I've ever taken with my digital cameras in the past several years. I'd like to get those back. When I try to access the drive the "pictures" folder does not even show up. Others do and I can access them sometimes. That one never does. Is this drive dieing and past repair or is there something I can do to get the data off it? It's formated NTFS. I tried a several DOS based floppys that had NTFS support on them. This was back when I could see the "pictures" folder. I was only able to copy a couple pics and then it crashed and t... Read more

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I've got an internal Seagate hard drive which is not in such great health. It first showed some symptoms when in my Sony laptop (see http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...af-b199-47b5-b403-29fc57066dce?tab=AllReplies ). I was able to retrieve some files using Unstoppable Copier, but this program kept stopping when encountering a bad file or sector. I removed the HD and installed it via the internal SATA to my home computer and began copying files. But whenever it encounters a bad file I'm trying to transfer, it slows down and I have to reboot. And about 50% of the time after I reboot, the suspect HD isn't detected in My Computer.

I'd like to save all the good data - and have a list of the files which are bad or won't copy. But with the computer constantly needing rebooting, this is becoming a very frustrating/tedious process.

Does anyone have any ideas of how I could easily save all the data without having all these interruptions?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Saving data from failing hard drive

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Hello,
I have a failing hard drive but I can still access it when it is connected as an external USB drive (used to be the primary boot drive in a laptop) I want to copy as much of the data as possible from the "user" folder and sub folders. I select the folders I want to copy but the process fails with out any errors. Copying files sees to work but it would take a long time to rebuild the folder structure. Any ideas how to accomplish this and/or why copying folders fails (with not error messages)? Thanks!

A:Data recovery from failing hard drive

Try running a Disk Check

If this fails sometimes what will work is How to Check File System? Partition Wizard Video Help.. I'd also run Video help on how to perform partition surface test with Partition Wizard..

If you can't copy out the files via Explorer then try Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console to another HD or flash stick.

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I have a Dell inspiron desk top, I determined the hard drive needs to be replaced, however I want to back up the data, what are my options? I tried to use an external hard drive to back it up but it's not responding.
 

A:How do you back up data on a failing hard drive?

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Tried yesterday with an SATA adapter (unpowered) and my Yoga 920 would ding that something was plugged in, but wouldn't show it in File Explorer.Traded the unpowered drive for a powered one and the same result, a ding but nothing shows up. Is there something else that I can do? Thanks in advance

A:Can I remove the hard drive from my Yoga 2 Pro and plug it into an SATA drive and transfer the data?

I am confused.  You are talking about an mSATA -> USB adapter?  mSATA-> 2280 SSD?  What is a powered mSATA adapter?

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Anyways, I posted a while back about my click of death signaling my hard drive failing. Well, it finally crashed, and i haven't been able to use it for a month, until for some reason, today, it my laptop began to work. Point:

1) Bought new HD to replace failing one, I first am wondering how i can transfer my XP? For some reason, can't find anywhere to make a CD, (bootable diskette can be found everywhere) to boot and install XP. I do have an Operating Recovery CD Windows XP SP1 that came with my old destop, will this work?

2) I can back up all the data, but does that include drivers back up? For example, does this include software already installed, and will automatically work on the other hard drive (like a copy paste action?)

Basically replacing hard drive, any tips on the whole process would be great, Thanks a bunch.
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive Failing.... Must Save... Data

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Here is the scenario:

I have a 160GB internal Seagate hard drive that I would like to put into my Dell Dimension 2350 as an upgrade from a Maxtor 20GB drive that is currently in the Dell. I also have a freshly NTFS formatted 160GB external USB 2.0 hard drive that I will be using to make back-ups on the Seagate. I am running MS Windows XP Home Edition.

My question is:

How do get the OS and all of the other data from the Maxtor drive to the Seagate drive?

The hitches:

The case only has room for one internal hard drive according to the specs, (the specs say- for internally accessible drives: "one bay for 1-inch-high IDE hard drive"), so I think making the Seagate a slave, transferring the data, then switching the Seagate to master is out of the question. Also, with this solution, I worry about having the OS on two different drives, I've heard this isn't possible or, if it is, may be illegal.
I thought maybe I could ghost image the data to the LaCie external, then remove the Maxtor 40GB, install the Seagate 160GB, boot-up using the LaCie external then transfer the data to the newly installed Seagate internal, but I'm pretty sure my crappy model of computer won't allow me to boot from an external drive.

Any info given to help me through this situation would be greatly appreciated. I have searched the hardware forums a bit for an answer, but none of the threads seem to fit my specific situation.

Thanks in advance.

~mike
 

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I have 2 CDROMS, one is a DVD. I just reinstalled Win XP and I couldn't transfer data from the DVD drive to the hard disk. When checking the device manager in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, the secondary IDE channel had the transfer mode grayed and unchangeable and said: current transfer mode not applicable. The other channels are ok with DMA transfer mode. How do I make this drive able to transfer like it was before the reinstallation?
Thanks
Eilat
 

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eilat said:

I have 2 CDROMS, one is a DVD. I just reinstalled Win XP and I couldn't transfer data from the DVD drive to the hard disk. When checking the device manager in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, the secondary IDE channel had the transfer mode grayed and unchangeable and said: current transfer mode not applicable. The other channels are ok with DMA transfer mode. How do I make this drive able to transfer like it was before the reinstallation?
Thanks
EilatClick to expand...
 

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hello,How do i transfer data from recovery drive d to drive c , i innadvertantly put i tunes on recovery d

A:transfer data from drive d to c

Hi Matt B, welcome to TSF..

are you able to connect the hard drive to another system as a slave? If yes, you should be able to access the data then.

If not, you may need to edit the drive permissions in order to gain full access to the partition.

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I have an older Pc but still works well, I am running windows xp sp2. I recently acquired a much larger hard drive than the one I am currently using, and a friend of mine mentioned changing them out, but I have no idea how to accomplish this.

I also would like to delete the information that was on the new hard drive previously, I took out my cd-rom and put the new hard drive in its place as a slave and it was recognized on startup, but I would like to have it as master with all my files and Os from my old hard drive.
 

A:I need to transfer data from one hard drive to another

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Is there a way to transfer data from a old internal hard drive from a old computer (motherboard crashed) to my new computer??
The old was Win 98 the new is Win XP. I do not want to open the new computer to slave the old drive because it will void the warrenty. I do not want to loose all the data on the old drive. Any suggestions would be welcome.
 

A:transfer data from old hard drive

You'll need to hook that drive up to something in order to transfer the data. Go to Start > Progarms > Accessories and try the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in XP.

There are cases that you can buy that will allow you to run a hard drive externally through the USB port. Some come with drives but you can buy them empty. If you got one of those, you'd also be able to use it for saving an image of your new hard drive in case it crashed.

Here's an example:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=523075&CatId=1204
 

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Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!

A:Transfer data from SSD to another hard drive?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by zyton777


Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!


Not having the Win 7 disks is no problem as long as you have the Product Key, the 25 character code that is on a small sticker somewhere on your PC. You can download the ISO from here Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life and burn onto a DVD (not more than 4X) and use this for a clean install on your SSD. When you are happy with the install, you can insert your Product Key and active your Win 7. Use this tutorial to aid on your installation.
Clean Install Windows 7 Good luck

If you can put some programs on your SSD, you will see a big advantage in speed. This is the desired way to install SSD's.

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The motherboard on my Lenovo 910 crashed due to an overheated charger. I wanted to place data on the hard drive from the broken laptop onto another Lenovo laptop, the Yoga 2 Pro Model 20266, but they're incompatible. I'm particularly in need of Outlook email and calendar, or documents that weren't backed up to an external drive while an IT guy was diagnosing the system failure. What's the easiest, fastest way to get data on the new machine? I don't have the adapter, equipment nor expertise to do it.
 

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hello Everyone,

I want to upgrade my old hard drive because I think my old one is on the way out.

Is there a way to copy everything from one drive to another so I don't have to go through the process of installing the operating system and all the applications from scratch?

Thank you

Bigbavarian

A:Transfer all data from one hard drive to new one

Most hard drive manufactures provide software so you can move your windows from the old drive to the new drive. What brand name and model number is the new drive? (this info will help us help you get the software to do this from the manufacture)

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My friend got a new dell and it didnt have any ide ports. So i told her i would take her old IDE hard drive and transfer all of its contents to one of my sata hard drives and then take my sata hard drive over to her house and put all the data on her hard drive. I installed the ide in my system no problem but when i try and transfer all the data i get errors with security. i tried this You don't currently have permission to access this fold and it allows me access to that folder but not to its files or sub folders. I get errors like these depending on if its a file or folder error TinyPic I could go through and do this for every single file but that would take about 13 years lol. I started doing that but then i realized that ill prob have to do the same thing when i take my hard drive to her computer. Is there a way to blanket the whole hard drive and give me, the admin, rights to every file

Windows 7 It was my idea... sigh

Thanks
Patrick

A:IDE hard drive data transfer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fatcat87


My friend got a new dell and it didnt have any ide ports. So i told her i would take her old IDE hard drive and transfer all of its contents to one of my sata hard drives and then take my sata hard drive over to her house and put all the data on her hard drive. I installed the ide in my system no problem but when i try and transfer all the data i get errors with security. i tried this You don't currently have permission to access this fold and it allows me access to that folder but not to its files or sub folders. I get errors like these depending on if its a file or folder error TinyPic I could go through and do this for every single file but that would take about 13 years lol. I started doing that but then i realized that ill prob have to do the same thing when i take my hard drive to her computer. Is there a way to blanket the whole hard drive and give me, the admin, rights to every file

Windows 7 It was my idea... sigh

Thanks
Patrick



Hi and welcome

You need to take ownership. instructions here. Take Ownership Shortcut Once added just right click the folder you and highlight take ownership.

Ken

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Is there an easy way to transfer everything from one hard drive to another if I put one in as master and the other as slave. Can you just do a disk copy?? Want to replace a smaller hard drive with a larger one and just want to transfer everything on to it. Thanks in advance
 

A:hard drive data transfer

Most harddrive manufacturers have a utility on their support web site that will do it for you. Check their site first.
 

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Does anyone have any recomendations for transferring the entire c: drive from one hard drive to a file on another hard drive? right now i am using cobian 8 for the software and usb/ide cable for the transferring? it is not very quick or reliable and i would rather find something a lot quicker and a lot more reliable, any recommendations will be extremely appreciated!!! Thank You!!
 

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Motherboard: Elite Group ECS P4M900T-M2, socket 775, supports 4 Gigs RAM, accommodates two DDR2 unbuffered DIMMS
O/S: XP Home from installation cd I bought directly from MS, 32 Bit
RAM: 1 GB Crucial PC4200 DDR2 533 MHz
CPU: Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200, 1.6 GHz, 512K, 800 MHz, OEM, Advanced Performance Series, Allendale, socket 775
PSU: Power Up 450 Watt ATX
HD: WD Caviar SE, 320G, IDE
Monitor: Samsung 2032NW, SyncMaster, 5ms, 3000:1, Dynamic Contrast, 20?
DVD burner: Memorex multi format, double layer
CPU fan:Ultra X Wind, aluminum socket
Case: from an old Compaq Presario
Avast scanner, Comodo firewall, Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware, CCleaner

I want to use a usb flash drive as a hd backup, so I want to just copy the entire contents of my hd onto the flash drive without painstakingly picking and choosing amongst my files which to transfer to the flash drive. Is there a simple way to do this? I only use a total of about 30 Gigs on my hd. Thanks for any replies.

A:Is it possible to transfer all hd data onto flash drive

It should be possible to image the hard drive and save the backup image to your flash drive using a tool like Macrium Reflect Free Edition. That way if your hard drive crashed, you'd have it backed up and could later restore it exactly as it was. A good tutorial on how to do it can be found here along with tutorials on doing the same thing with other tools (although Macrium Reflect seems to be the easiest method).

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Hey all,

Right now one of my hard drives is almost full. It's a 186 gig and I've got like 2 gigs left to use on it, lol. But then I also have a totally unused 298 gig HDD (it's already installed though). What I want to do is transfer some of my stuff, well... MOST of my stuff.... from the 186 gig to my 298 gig. But I want to do it the right way so I don't corrupt any files or anything.

Basically the biggest things are all of my games, my music (I have like 20 gigs of mp3s lol), and some other media.

The only way I can think of to move the stuff from one HDD to the other is to just sit there and drag all the stuff, folder by folder, file by file, to my 298 gig, but that just seems a little too easy. Is that not the right way to do it?

I figured there would be some kind of formal Windows XP method to do it but I wasn't sure.

Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, folks!

BTW, yes I am using Windows XP SP2.
 

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I am new to posting on the site and I have  searched for this issue but come up blank. Here is my problem I am attempting to recover data from a hard drive that is failing - no partition found. I have been able to scan and mount the partition (NTFS) and I have recovered the public folders, the issue is with the other two user folders, I see they are write protected, I am unable to remove the write protection or grant my self even read access to the folders. I have mounted them as I said and made an image of the partition which is what I am working on, but of course the two folders are not copying to the image as I do not have permission to access them.
 
The Drive is an 80 Gig partitioned and formatted NTFS with Windows XP, I have tried a rescue CD in the system with no luck and now I have the drive in a an external dock on a different system running Win 7 (I am using my Admin Acct.
 
This seems to be an issue like the Ransome ware infections where users lose access to their data, any suggestions welcome and greatly appreciated.
 
Mike Ears Hopin P

A:Accessing secure folders to recover data on a failing hard drive

You sure it's not just a permission issue? Try How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP.  7 is pretty much the same. Just takes a lot more clicks.
 
Oh, and in the future, backup your data to a second physical disk or the cloud. This will avoid the inevitable.

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Hello

I have been suggested to keep my data in a separate drive than my operating system.

Actually, my hard drive is partitioned in two drives, c: and F:

I want to transfers my directory c:\user to f:\user. I did try to copy between them, but some files where not transferred

So what is the best way to do that. After, do I need to do special thing to make sure that all the references will be followed to the new files positions, IE when accessing them via my task manager

Hope I'm clear enough whit my soso English

Martin

A:Large Transfer of data between drive c: and drive f:

Hi Martin. I had the same problem with some of my movie files. I do not know the official answer. However, it is my experience that the size should not be greater than about 5Gb. If your files are smaller that that, you should not have problems.

Have you tried using SyncToy to the transfering?

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Hi- I have an HP Pavillion running on Vista that has 16.6 gb available on the 220GB Drive.  There is also a D: data drive that has 220 GB available.  Can someone suggest the best way to clean this up.  I don't have any pictures, music  or video files on the C drive.  They are on a portable hard drive.
I am afraid to move program files for fear that they will stop working.
I do use outlook for email  and that is on the c drive.  I believe it may be one of the big file problems.
Any advice is appreciated. 

A:What to transfer to data drive to clean up C drive

If you have downloads being stored on the desktop, create a folder in D, copy such downloads into target D, the folder, then delete downloads from desktop.
If you have lots of documents, urls, pdfs, etc on the desktop, create in D desired folders, copy such stuff into designated folders, then delete such things from desktop. 

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Hi- I have an HP Pavillion running on Vista that has 16.6 gb available on the 220GB Drive.  There is also a D: data drive that has 220 GB available.  Can someone suggest the best way to clean this up.  I don't have any pictures, music  or video files on the C drive.  They are on a portable hard drive.

A:What to transfer to data drive to clean up C drive

If you have downloads being stored on the desktop, create a folder in D, copy such downloads into target D, the folder, then delete downloads from desktop.

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Whenever I transfer files from drive c to drive d it takes a lot of time to finish. what do you think is the problem with my pc? Thanks in advance and have a great ahead of us!

A:Data transfer from drive c to drive d is slow

Hello an d welcome Franjul mate what do you mean by a long time for the transfers? Plus how are you transferring them?

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My computer decided to die on me, so now I want to transfer my data from the hard drive in the dead computer to my new one. I am not sure how to do this. I have heard of using an external hard drive or some way where you make it the slave I'm not really sure.
I have an IDE, 80gb, 5400 rpm, 3.5 in hard drive.
All help will be appreciated!
 

A:How can I transfer data from old hard drive to new computer?

Put the drive in the second bay jumpered as a slave or on the second SATA cable.

Then drag and drop or use recovery software.

Or buy a good Powered (Addonics, for example) USB external drive Enclosure. Put the old drive in there, and plug it into a USB port where you can see everything... then drag and drop all the data... etc.

You can take as long as you need to get it right.

You might want to read up on where Outlook Express, Outlook, Firefox and so on keep their files... Quicken, Quickbooks, etc. But it is relatively trouble free.

You want the enclosure that has its own power adapter that plugs into the wall, as it really taxes your system to run this external drive off the USB power.

Be sure to shop for the correct enclosure. They have them for both SATA and EIDE and are not usually interchangeable.
 

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Hey Gang,

I have a WD 250GB HD. Model WD200BB-00DEA0. It connected to my system via molex cable and a USB2 to IDE cable. The problem seems to be it disconnects (the WD 250gb) when I transfer large amounts of data, like a full system backup but its okay playing games. I was told that this is a common problem with drives this large and there really isn't much I can do to fix it. Is this true?

What can I do to fix this problem?

MOBO is Epox K8MM3I-X

Os is Win98 on C drive and Winxp/sp2 on D drive.

250GB has three partitons, G with 50G and H and I with 100gb each.
 

A:250 USB2 Drive Disconnects in Data Transfer

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I have a dell 2400 that died on me so I pulled the hard drive hoping to transfer pictures, quickbooks, etc. to my new laptop. I have a self powered Sabrent SATA/IDE USB adapter from newegg. Anyone use on of these before and have any luck???

Any information will be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
 

A:Transfer data off of old hard drive to laptop

tried with both 3.5inch IDE, 2.5inch IDE and sata with no problem. looks the same with different brand though.
 

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Hi,

Ive been using my 500gb hitachi hard drive for along time now and its just about full, i have a new 1TB hard drive which is also more powerful.

Does anyone know how i can transfer all the contents from my old 500gb hard drive onto this new 1TB hard drive, as its running slow with only half a gb free space on it.
I want to sell my old 500gb hard drive after i have transfered all my data from it to my new one.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Hard Drive Upgrade - How to transfer old data to new hdd

Get yourself some software to do it would be my answer, I dont know if you would have to reinstall vista.
Acronis seem a good supplier.

This should copy the compleate HD.
Or
Install the new HD with a fresh install of Vista and directly copy the contents of the second drive(Just the data you want to keep) to the new one.

Look here for more info Partition Copying Utilities (Drive Copy, etc.)

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I went to Fry's to have my computer (HP Windows XP) looked at because it wouldn't turn on. I was told that my mother board was fried. So, I bought a new computer (HP pavillion with vista) and a hard drive enclosure and the guys at Fry's put my hard drive in it and told me that I would just need to hook it up, turn it on and drag and drop my files. I've tried that but it's not working. Could someone please take pitty on me and tell me how to do this. I've got very simple computer skills. I appreciate any and all advice!! Thanks in advance. Jen

A:How do I transfer data from hard drive to new computer?

Hi, Jen, and welcome to the forums.

First off, some info:
What was your old OS? What OS are you running now? What have you tried to do, and what happened when you tried that? Have you gotten any error messages?

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I am nnot sure if this is the right board, but here goes. I have a compaq 6270s. It was only a cheap backup for some files and office work. However recently the laptop took a bit of a bump and I am almost certain the hard drive has failed. Now I have another cheap replacement coming. The harddrive of the laptop can be easily removed. I wanted to know if it would be possible to transfer the data or at least some of it to my new computer and if so if there is a cheap piece of equipment that I can just plug the harddrive into and then connect it via USB to the laptop and just transfer like you would with any USB stick? Because the Compaq laptop won't boot up, there is nothing I can do from that angle however a quick search of Amazon showed all these results... https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2/255-9957494-1401233?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keyword... the first few seem as simple as plugging the harddrive in and connecting it via USB. Obviously the harddrive is not working to the point of booting up the laptop but might it still have the individual files I want? And secondly is the harddrive to USB as simple as I described. Thanks for your help. 

A:Hard drive data transfer to another laptop? HELP

@Tech-user93 Very simple, one of the following enclosures can do the job:        http://www.msy.com.au/132-25-hdd-enclosure You can re-use it many times. Regards.

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I recovered a customer's data onto a USB drive. Generally speaking can they expect to copy data off that USB drive onto their new computer without any problems? Or are there things like permissions that may halt their copying process? (I haven't had any problems on my end so far)

A:Things that can stop data transfer off USB drive?

is it encrypted? dont expect to transfer a installed program to another computer unless the hard drive is a cluster by cluster cloned hard drive

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Is that possible? To transfer an XP system to another drive which though contains (besides enough unallocated space) partitions and data ? How ? ....

A:transfer an XP system to a drive containing partitions and data ?

i guess it is. i managed it. cloned the partition over to the unallocated space in the begining of the target drive (that contained only logical paritions) and after marked it as active, boot from Paragon Advanced Tools (or smth) WinPE CD (made from Hard Disk Manager 2011) with only the specific drive pluged, and used a "correcting MBR" and a "correct windows boot" functions it has in there. My guess is that it just applied fixboot & fixmbr commands ? Which is what i tried to do with the XP installation disk first but (as very usual) it was unable to find an XP installation so no Recovery Console either ...

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I have a computer that the hard drive is starting to make Indy 500 noises 3-4/day. Decided to purchase new HD and transfer date over to it before the other one hits the wall. Extensive amount of data is backed up on external HD using Acronis software from which I have never had to use the restore function. Presently running XP home ed. QUESTION! I have no more slots, data cables or power cables free. Can I temporarily unhook my zip drive cables and insert them into new drive just to complete this new install? If that is OK, do I Fdisk and format new drive from present drive to get NTSF before data transfer or do the drives come pre-formatted with NTSF? As to actual transfer of all data is it best to use Windows Explorer and copy all programs so I know hidden and R/O files are transferred or has anyone restored a full HD using Acronis so I know that when swapping new HD from slave to the slot where present drive resides and becomes the bootable drive, all will FLAWLESSLY work like intended and then re-hook up zip drive. Never had to replace HD with this many GB of data and # of programs before. Always threw the whole works in the dumpster because entire system needed to be upgraded. Any flowsheet of how to perform this task will be greatly appreciated. You guys have'nt let me down yet. Hoping for another smooth transition for a really common procedure I would guess. Thanks so much! Paul
 

A:Solved: Install new Hard drive and transfer data

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Hi,
See my sig for info about my computer. I bought an 8-GB data transfer stick so I can backup my important pix, documents, what have you. I was able to transfer over a lot of stuff (mostly documents and pix) but I want to export my iTunes to this stick and it won't work. It says something like XML files for TXT files. No other option. I bought the SanDisk, Cruzer Micro USB 2.0 Flash Drive. I am going to the correct drive (F) and I have tried dragging (won't work) and I have tried going to iTunes and choosing Export and browsing to my SanDisk drive and tried saving, no go, even the library won't work . Shows up as text when I open it on the data stick.

Any ideas? I want to save my precious iTunes library somewhere and it says it will take videos and music, so anyone know what I need to do?

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Need to transfer music data to Flash Drive

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Hi, I've found various answers to this question perusing the internet and this site, but I just wanted to make sure I follow the correct steps, as your site advises that each problem is unique.
 
When connecting to a PC, my USB flash drive shows all of my folders as .scr files, with a file size of 0mb. I know my folders and the files within them are there because I have been using a Mac for the past year and never noticed this problem, as this virus/worm, whatever it is, does not seem to affect the Mac OS. I have also used the " attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* " to show the hidden files on my PC and you can see the real folders on the USB drive as well as the .scr files with the same name as the folders.  I have bought a new PC laptop and I want to transfer my data from my flash drives and external hard drive to my new computer, but I am afraid I will be transferring this virus to the new machine. I would like to know how I can cleanly transfer my data, then I intend to format all of my flash drives and external hard drives as well. If there is a way to clean the virus without formatting, that would work as well.
 
I have seen advice to disable autorun, both within Windows and using a program like AutoRun Exterminator or Panda USB Vaccine. I have also seen advice that you should use the command " attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* " to show the hidden files that the virus is hiding, and then to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or USBFix.
 
By the way, I have AVG 2014 ... Read more

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I need to transfer data from a laptop HD which is the only part still left working. So I'd like to plug it into my desktop. Anyone know what sort of connector is on a 40 GB Toshiba MK4012GAS laptop hard drive (as fitted to an Advent 7026.) It looks as though it slides into an edge connector on the m/board, a bit like a smaller version on a PCI card, its certainly not pins into holes as on the wrong adapter I've already bought.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Need to transfer data from laptop drive, need adapter

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Hello,
I lost my hard drive! I am looking for information on how to transfer data from a damaged hard drive to the new hard drive? Can I take the disk out of the damaged hard drive & place it into another hard drive or device to retrieve the infomation? If so do you know the steps or who to refer me to? I would appreciate any information you can give me. I know there is a way I just don't know how!!!! Help me please

Thank you
 

A:Need info on how to transfer data from damged hard drive to new one!

It really depends on how damaged the drive is. If the platters do not spin because of a motor failure there isn't much you can do yourself. You cannot take the platters out and put them in another drive since it is a pretty delicate operation and has to be done in a clean room to keep from contaminating the platters with dust, etc.

If the drive is marginal you might be able to place it in your PC as a slave and just transfer the data to the new drive.

If it is beyond your capability you can send it out to a data recovery company where they will recover the data from the defective drive for a fee. That fee however is usually more than the average PC user can afford.
 

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Hello,

I have 2 dead PCs that I have not gotten into for at least 2 years. I have been using an iMac, and I am getting ready to throw out the PCs. I decided to fire them up to get the data off of them that I wanted so that I could put them on my Apple, but the motherboards are dead.

I took the hard drives out, and need something to plug into the 2 drives that I can transfer Pictures, Videos, Music, Documents, etc. off. So that I can upload them onto my Mac. Is there a device that allows me to transfer straight from the drives to the Mac, or do I need to use a PC to transfer them to a USB Thumbdrive first, then upload to my Mac. Either way is fine, but I'm not sure what to look for.

One drive is a SATA, and the other is (UDMA/IDE)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Do I need to remove the jumpers from my IDE drive..if not does anyone know what positions they or it must use.. Can it be done this way..? Mods may be wrong forum..sorry if it is..

A:Old IDE drive to Sata with converter connections etc to transfer data

Usually with a 1 connection drive, set it for "Master".

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I have moser-baer pen drive of 2 GB. It was purchased four years back..The pen drive worked fine until last month.
The problem is that after half of data is transferred the pen drive reports an error as 'Windows fail to write data' in a balloon on right-hand side of task bar. I formatted the Pen drive on other system then too it reports same error.
What is solution to this problem?
 

A:Mosear-Baer Pen drive fail to transfer data?

Throw it away & buy a new one, they only have a limited lifespan especially if used frequently.
They are regarded as "throwaway" items suitable only for occasional use to transfer files from A to B.
Never use one as a backup medium.
 

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Hi all,

I bought a refurbished Dell Optiplex with Windows 7 a few years ago, not a brilliant PC but it was cheap and did the job for me. I used my own TV as the monitor so it was connected via VGA.

One day when I turned it on it made a series of beeps which at the time I didn?t panic about. So I turned the power off and back on and this time it started up as normal.

Later in the day I had left for a short while but when I came back the TV?s sleep mode had kicked in and I couldn't get the computer display back on at all. So I turned it off at the power again and back on and this time it made the series of beeps again (6 in a row I believe) and it did this every time I tried powering off and on again.

I looked it up online and found that the number of beeps was a code and 6 beeps was something to do with the video card/display I think so the main suggestion was checking for dust which I did.

I also then replaced the VGA cable but got the same issue.

Knowing it wasn?t the TV/Monitor I thought I?ll try replacing it anyway to be sure, we have another TV exact same model in the house so tried it with both the VGA cables but same again.

A colleague in work recommended a product to me ?Asus GeForce 210 Nvidia Graphics Card (1GB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort, DirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.2, Dust-Proof Fan)' this had a VGA and HDMI port on it so I tried both of these but still the same.

Somewhere along the line as well the computer no long... Read more

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