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cannot see harddisk D:/ in my computer...

Q: cannot see harddisk D:/ in my computer...

I install windows RC 7100 this afternoon and amazed by it stunnishing graphic but it seem to have a problem, thats is i cannot see my original local disk (D/) in my computer. i got all my music stored in that partition.
Actually i do a dualboot and have vista ultimate in (C/) and i installed Win 7 in partition (J/). But when i boot into Win 7 it Drive letter change from (J) to (C/)and the original (C/) that stored vista ultimate change to (D/)... And the weird thing is that the original pertition disappear from my computer....

how to make my partition (D/) to be shown on window 7 ?

for information, i didn't installed any OS in this partition, it just stored all my music and picture and some games.

Thank for any kind reply.

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I have 40GB harddisk and now I am moving to 120GB SATA hardisk. But i want all the data with softwares, plugins and all the windows settings to be transferred in the 120 GB harddisk.

There is any way so that all files and setttings will transferred and I dont have to install everything again.

In my system Windows XP Pro SP1 is installed.

A:Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

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Hello all,

I need some advice.

I recently replaced my old harddisk to a new harddisk. The old harddisk has windows xp home and other programs installed.

I did not format the old harddisk, I only took out the old harddisk and replaced it with a new harddisk. I then installed windows xp home to the new harddisk.

While I am installing programs on the new harddisk, I discovered that one of the programs do not allow me to activate the program license because I have previously activated the program on my old windows. I need to do a proper uninstallation to release the license, then I can activate the license of the program in the new harddisk.

My question is, can I take out my current new harddisk, replace it with the old harddisk, boot up as normal into the old harddisk windows, uninstall the program inside the old harddisk, then replace the old hardisk with my new harddisk again.

Will I be able to access the old windows on the old harddisk?
Will it mess up my current windows/programs settings?
Will my current new harddisk windows be able to work as normal after accessing the old harddisk windows?
I thought of accessing the old harddisk as a slave, but I do not know if it is possible to access the old harddisk and do a proper uninstall of the program?
Is there any better way of uninstalling the program on my old harddisk?

Thanks in advance.

A:Accessing Win XP on old harddisk to uninstall programs after installing new harddisk

you have to swap out the drive completely. at no time should you have both hdd plugged in.

repeat, do not run them as master and slave. run each hdd individually at each time only.........

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i am using PC with operating system, medai centre. just wanted to know how can i check for the harddisk and ram configuration for my pc alongwith other important hardware configuration.

A:how to check RAM and harddisk of computer

Start / Run and type this into the field Msinfo32.exe click OK. You can also download this freeware tool, BelArc Advisor, the first in the list here. http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwsysteminfo.html

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One of my computers, that I found in a container in the ministry of defense..., this is not a joke, I actually cleared it with the people working there, and it was ok.

I wanted to change hard disk. What happened then was that the computer does not find the hard disk. When I use the old one it does not allow me to enter administrator rights. i have tried to start the computer on XP disc no luck.

Anyone with skills?

Norwegian trying to express himself abroad, pls be patient

A:Computer can not find harddisk

Is the BIOS set to allow booting from a CD?

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I'm using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have a Seagate 500Gb Portable HD.
I don't when this problem started and how ? Yesterday when i plugged in my Hard Disk on my friends Computer running Windows 7 ,the Harddisk din't opened.On clicking the Folder it said You don't have the permission to open the folder...

But when i plugged in my HD back on my laptop it worked perfectly.But the problem remains same whenever i plug in the drive in another PC/Laptop.

Help me out

A:I can't open my harddisk on another computer !

when you connect HDD to your pc where you have access check your permissions on the HDD.
Properities and open security tab..

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Assume I remove a hard disk from computer/notebook and put in a bootable DVD (with WinPE or Ubuntu) into DVD drive (or USB flash drive into USB flash port).

Can I start the whole computer in this scenario?

Or is a working hard disk required even if I boot the (Win 7 /Ubuntu) OS from DVD/USB flash?


A:Can I start a computer without harddisk only by DVD/USB flash?

Yes, you can remove the hard drive and boot into a bootable DVD or USB. No problem.

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

This is more information in bytes.

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

Thanx in advance

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

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

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I usually leave my computer on mostly when I go to bed, but after 20minutes~ the harddisk goes insane and sounds like it's transfering or something, but then it I move the mouse 1 pixel - it stops. (Locked mode, not sleep or hibernate)

Which programs could cause such noise?

I have Avast, MSN, BitTorrent running only.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Harddisk running wild when computer is inactive?

My guess would be that Avast is scanning the system. Many security system use the inactive times for their background scans - which can take quite a while. My Norton does that too.

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Hi, all,

This is my first post on this forum and I'd need a help regarding shared printer. I've already posted this question to another forum, but unfortunately it didn't generate any meaningful replies.

I'm having a problem with shared printer configuration on the remote computers at my work, where I work as computer technician trainee. The core of the problem is a little old computer running on Win98, with printer attached via LPT1. Both computer and printer can be seen from every workstation in a work-group. Since this is an old computer which could use more RAM, I'd like to configure remote computers that print through it to perform spooling jobs on their own hard-disk, rather than sending document over the network to the local computer and letting it spool all the files.

The computer with printer runs on Win98 and when configuring other computers on Win98 to spool locally, I usually trick them during the installation of printer. I install it as local printer on LPT1, and then later simply change the gateway to a network computer (the one in question). This in fact works and forces remote computer to spool documents on their own local disks, thus leaving the resources of remote computer intact

The problem arises when I'm trying to do the same with remote computers running on WinXP. The same trick doesn't work here (OS doesn't even allow the procedure of changing print gateway) and no matter what I try the sending computer stil... Read more

A:Computer won't spool on local harddisk when using shared printer!

I'm sure you probably won't like my answer.

You've been screwing around with this for a month, and $50 worth of RAM would have solved the whole problem???

If the shared printer is really that important, solve the problem correctly! I'm astonished that a business would waste probably thousands of dollars in man hours solving a problem that doesn't deserve a tenth of that expenditure! Hell, a new computer would cost you less than $500-600, have you checked the prices lately?

Please show this message to your boss, if he can't figure out the economics of solving the problem correctly, he's pretty lame!

I've seen many accounts where the same mentality seems to exist, they'll spend tons of productivity to solve a trivial problem that should be solved by upgrading/buying new equipment!

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a week ago i transferred a list of archived files to my mp4, then the light went off ,when it came back, i can't find the archives on the partition , nor the mp4

also some sound files disappered from the mp4, also files are occupying space whether on the hard disk or the mp4

i tried to show hidden files, but i still can't find the files

so what's wrong ?? , how can i get the files again ??? because the computer shows that they are still occupying space

thanks in advance

Best regards,

A:HardDisk & MP4

Quote: Originally Posted by Mitooo

a week ago i transferred a list of archived files to my mp4, then the light went off


Does that mean you lost power to your computer or drive?

Quote: Originally Posted by Mitooo

because the computer shows that they are still occupying space

If you lost power whilst transferring, there is a good chance some of the files will have become corrupt.

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i have an old hdisk on an old pc.
the disk label shows that is 4+ Gigs
when i try to fdisk and format, only half is available
at fdisk options appears to be only 2+Gigs

A:only 1/2 of harddisk is there!

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i have a western digital 160gb caviar blue hd now i want to buy a new one but some questions are bothering me

first is seagate any better than western digital i ask this because 1tb seagate is just slightly expensive than 500gb western digital so should i go for seagate?

second is that if i buy seagate, will it cause any problem to the system having one wd hd and one seagate?

please answer in details would love to hear anything to increase the knowledge

A:help about a new harddisk?

1. you can mix any makes of disks. They are all 'compatibel'.

2. the make does not matter. They are all the same since they all come from the same factories in Thailand. I have a dozen different makes and do not notice any difference.

3. except Seagate - one of those just died on me. The first and only disk that died in my installations.

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I have an 80GB IDE Hitachi HD which was formatted NTFS on my computer running Win 7 Ultimate. My problem is that when connected to my computer via external Sharkoon Drive link USB adapter, it is not shown in Windows Explorer but is shown in Device Manager as USB Device and in Computer Management it is shown as ?Disk 1 ? Not initialized? and when clicking on to initialize, an error shows as ?This device not ready?. Same occurred on another PC running Vista Ultimate. Strangely, when connected to IDE inside PC it works perfectly. Can anyone help please?

500GB sata Hitachi HDD
2GB Ram
Windows 7 Ultimate

A:USB Harddisk

Does the USB adaptor work correctly with any other drive?

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Hi which would be the best free hardrive checking tool that would tell me if something is failing or is dead



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My computer came with a 10gig hardrive with Windows Me preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition and have been very impressed it was well worth the 90 I payed for the upgrade pack! I purchased 64MB of RAM to bring my memory from 64MB to 128MB and my computer hasn't crashed ONCE since I got XP! But having two operating systems on one 10 gig hardrive and lots of preinstalled programs such as office has taken its toll and I was warned the other day that my harddisk was nearly full! I deleted all my unnessesary files and managed to get back 1 gig of space but I'm still not happy and would like to get a new 20gig hardrive. It makes more sense to use my recovery disk to return my computer to the way it was when it left the factory and reinstall windows XP on the new harddrive leaving my old operating system on the old C:\ and installing all my programs into the new harddrive. I have two questions about this:

1) Will my computer become dual-boot which i DONT want to happen I want the same setup as I have know but with XP installed on the new harddrive?

2) Will I be able to call my new harddrive B:\ as I don't have a 5 1/2 floppy drive installed and would prefer to have things organised and call it that, if not what will my drive call itself as default as I already have A,C,D,Q,R drive letters already taken?

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Hey can anybody tell me which is the best harddisk drive for which i should go??????????I need atleast 250 gb or more of diskspace so suggest me the best HDD with their latest price ????????Thankyou.


Get Seagate 500GB SATA-II


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My computer came with a 10gig hardrive with Windows Me preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition and have been very impressed it was well worth the 90 I payed for the upgrade pack! I purchased 64MB of RAM to bring my memory from 64MB to 128MB and my computer hasn't crashed ONCE since I got XP! But having two operating systems on one 10 gig hardrive and lots of preinstalled programs such as office has taken its toll and I was warned the other day that my harddisk was nearly full! I deleted all my unnessesary files and managed to get back 1 gig of space but I'm still not happy and would like to get a new 20gig hardrive. It makes more sense to use my recovery disk to return my computer to the way it was when it left the factory and reinstall windows XP on the new harddrive leaving my old operating system on the old C:\ and installing all my programs into the new harddrive. I have two questions about this:

1) Will my computer become dual-boot which i DONT want to happen I want the same setup as I have know but with XP installed on the new harddrive?

2) Will I be able to call my new harddrive B:\ as I don't have a 5 1/2 floppy drive installed and would prefer to have things organised and call it that, if not what will my drive call itself as default as I already have A,C,D,Q,R drive letters already taken?


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Hi!Where can i buy sata cabel to my ideapad y700 because i have ssd but i cant connect hdd harddisk because i dont know where to buy the cabel. I only have ssd m.2 .  Please help me !

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Re: Win98SE - Intel 465 Mhz

The harddisk in my PC is 8 GB of which only 2,56 GB is still available now.
From I similar PC (done away in the meantime) I still have a 8 GB IDE harddisk.
and want to place it in my PC.
Please mind that I have never opened a PC sofar.

a) I don't know to what electronic circuit-cable it must be connected (wondering about serial and parallel)

b) then this second harddisk must somehow be connected to and made visisable to the system (by cables I think; however what cables, new ones or
already present)

When I tried to google this subject I only found items on partitioning etc, not
about how to get and connect a second harddisk inside a PC.
Furthermore I have no idea whether there are special well-known problems
related to having a seond harddisk installed (e.g. very slow system)

Advises will be highly aprreciated.

Best regards,

A:add a second harddisk

This may help http://www.perfectdrivers.com/howto/seconddrive.html

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I am trying to setup the 3rd Hard Disk in my CPU. It doesn't seems to able detect my already formated hard disk. Is it possible to have 3 Hard Disk in 1 CPU? If so, how do should I go about it? Do I need to do anything with the Jumper on the Hard Disk?

A:3 HardDisk in 1 CPU

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I have an ultraDMA harddisk from compaq. I hope to know what is the ATA and RPM value of my 20GB drive. Is there some software that I can use to check it?


The only 20 GB HDD I could find on the Compaq site is 20GB Ultra ATA 100 Hard Drive (7200rpm)

This was at http://www.compaq.com/products/desktops/options/options_storage1.html
That doesn't mean that there aren't more. The way to know, for certai8n, is to open your system up, and get the part number, or full specs from off the HDD case itself.

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I have 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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Hi, can I add a second M.2 storage driver to my Lenovo Think Centre M710t?

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hi, My HP 255 G3 doesn't boot any more. The harddisk check gives FAILURE ID 9AJE04-7LW8H2-XD7V7A-61CQ03.I could now buy a new harddisk, but that would come without OS. The OS was pre-installed on the harddisk, so where do I get that from? Or can I somewhere buy a new HD with pre-installed OS? thanks,/conny

A:Harddisk failure HP 255 G3

Hello Conny2003, No Harddrive will come preloaded with OS.  If you want the HDD replaced and OS reinstalled together, you will have to send the laptop to HP for service. This will done free of cost if your laptop is under Warranty. If not under warranty, you will have to call HP and look out for Out of Warranty options and charges are applicable. Whenever the Hard Disk Short/Long DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby  Please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click on the link In order to Identify, Prevent, Diagnose & Recover from Drive Failures on HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Dr... Read more

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

A:Internal Harddisk

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

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

A:need help for resizing harddisk

Paragon Partition Manager v10 works well with Windows 7 x64

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I can no longer detect my 320GB HD, well... sorta, it's partitioned into 2 drives, one is viewable while the other is not. Under Window's Defragment, it says it's an unmounted volume - how can I re-mount it?

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I dual-boot my pc. Win2000 and Win XP. The software i used for cloning the harddisk is Norton ghost 2001. Its installed on win2000. My question is, if i clone the pc, will i only clone the partition with the win2000 only? or the software will clone the whole harddisk for me including all the partitions and information thats on a single harddidk?

A:clone a harddisk

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ı seperated my harddisk 4 pieces. but ı dont entire the harddisk pieces with double clicking expect from including windows xp. the error name is
"resycled\boot.com is not a valid application on win32".
if you reply quickly, ı will be

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i have a Problem with a System that i don't know how to fix. Every time I start a programm the Harddisk runs with 100%. CPU and Ram are normaly.
The space is half fulled (500GB). It's an Acer Notebook with Windows 8.1 and now it is upgradet to Windows 10. I call Acer and they told me that the
Problem is a Microsoft Update that possibly comes in when Windows 8.1 was aktiv.
Does anyone know thomething about this update?
Thanks for help,

A:Harddisk runs by 100%

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop.
Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator.
You will see an image like the one below.

Click on the following checkboxes only:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, then copy it and paste it in your topic.

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I'm trying to install a second hard disk into my 5 year old
Pentium 3 550 MHz. My original disk is 30 Gigs, and I'm trying to add a Maxtor 120 Gig harddisk as the secondary one. I dont have the full details right now because my friend tried the installtion for me. However the gist of the problem is this: Both hard disks are appearing on the bootup screen (the screen that first shows up when one restarts), the Maxtor 120 Gig as the slave, and the original 30 Gig as the master. However its not appearing under My Computer. To my knowledge the jumper settings are fine.

FYI I'm using Windows XP so the hard disk should be plug n play.

Can anyone advise?


A:cant install harddisk

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I have a strange problem with my harddisk. There'e a light idicator on my computer shows that if the harddisk is running or not. After restarting my computer, this ididicator shows that the harddisk is running. This light lasts for many hours even I stopped all the programs running and Internet is disconnected. THe only way to stop this idicator is running a virus scan on the harddisk. After that scan, the idicator's light stops showing that nothing is using the harddisk. The virus scan shows that my computer is clean. Some days this problem doesn't appear but most days I have to do scan. I forced to do this scan because neglecting this may lead to harddisk failure as it happend before.

Any help?

A:Problem with harddisk

Hello Newtonx,

This is normal for there to almost always be some activity on your hard disk. Vista has many background programs and services that are constantly accessing the hard disk. Some of the most common ones are the Index updating the index during low or idle usage of the computer, System Protection creating a restore point, scheduled Disk Defragmenter scans, etc........

Hope this helps,

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Toshiba L750, core i5 - win-7 64bit installed. 4gb ram, 600gb HDD,
50gb os, 250gb, 250gb partitions. 8gb Virtual memory on 3rd partition.
Used sparingly and working fine until a few days ago. I heard some faint whirling sound (probably the HDD) and in some time the OS crashed.
It went into an infinite loop of shutting down and rebooting trying to recover the system.
At some time, I chose command prompt and ran chkdsk on all the partitions chkdsk /f /r
It seemed to work, although the computer was only half as fast.
After a couple of boots, I only get a blank screen and a cursor at left hand top, post the bios screen.
Has my harddisk crashed? If so, how do I get it working back, either with the same HDD or another one
The data is not really important to me ( I have a back up on my desktop)
Thanks in advance for your help

A:Has my harddisk crashed ?

Yes it sounds like it.  Here is a video showing you how to replace it.


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my laptop is working fine.But i heard only a sparking type of sound.when i contact the technical person he says that it is a hard disk sound ,and it is normal.so my question is ,is it correct that some noise will be there in laptop hdd.

A:harddisk sound

Dear Customer, Without hearing the sound it is hard to judge but it does not sound like a hard drive from your description. Hard drive noise is usually a rhythmic "click" not a sustained "whirr". That kind of noise comes from a cooling fan. We can test the hard drive in the BIOS. Here is a link to  test the harddrive  HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8)  If  issue remains. and if this is a recent purchase, please contact HP Support again for further assistance. Contact HP Support.You can also Check your warranty Here to verify the warranty status  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I have hitachi 320 Gb Hardisk and it got bad sectors i tried windows chkdsk but its not worked so i am trying to do low level or zero level format .
So i have certain queries please help it to solve them
1.I laptop cd drive is not working so can i use it through usb & how.
2.Does it really solves my bad sectors problem..I have heard that if it stuck in between hadrdisk become useless is it right..???
3.Currently its showing 397 bad sectors on disk surface according to software Hard Disk Sentinel

Operating System Win 7

A:Bad Sectors on Harddisk

Currently its showing 397 bad sectors on disk surface according to software Hard Disk SentinelHi -This program is not one that I am familiar with, but it sounds like many Registry Fixers that show 200 problems, and say" for $50 we can fix these" I would be very careful about believing all that this program is telling you about your system !!The Hungarian or German company behind this program seems to offer very little support to their program, and also seem to want your money -Run chkdsk /r first and see if the report is the same as this HDS program reports to you, as your inbuilt diagnostics are usually better than some 3rd party programs -Method 1: Run As Administrator from shortcutUse this method and type chkdsk /r at the command -Thank You -

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Hi, sorry this is kind of a long post, please bare with me.

I've got this problem with my harddisk being really slow. Started around the end of june. My mom woke up, turned on my computer, and it wouldn't boot, because it was waay too slow. It would do a split second of accessing every 2 seconds. Decided to do a format. So I did a quick format on C (At the time, I had a C partition for windows, D partition for my own data, and 3 more partitions for slackware). During the windows installation, the harddrive started doing it again. So I did a full format instead, and that worked fine.

Anyway, the computer worked fine for a couple of days, then I went on vacation. Came back now, and it started giving me the same problems again after a day. This time i deleted ALL my partitions and created 2 new ones, C and D. Worked fine again. That was yesterday. You can probably guess what just happened today.

Computer was working fine, till i had to reboot. Same problem. This time though, once the loading screen for windows is finished (after a while) the computer reboots. I tried rewriting the MBR through windows repair console. The first time it said there were errors, but it fixed them up. That didn't seem to fix the problem.

I then decided to check the maxtor website (My HDD is a maxtor 80gb diamondmax 9). Found the tool "powermax", and decided to give it a go. When I tried it out, it said "failed to load dos, press any key to retry". I tried using... Read more

A:Harddisk REALLY slow

I think PowerMax is right approach, its possible the drive is failing.

How did you create the PowerMax floppy? You need to save the file you download to your hard drive then run it to make a bootable floppy. Do not save the file directly to the floppy. Or your floppy drive is toast.

You can also download an ISO CD image of PowerMax and burn the image to CD.

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Dear members,
I bought a new 320 GB harddisk (Seagate, ST3320620A). First, I open my Computer's case then pluged it as the secondary harddisk for formating it. It's done, I can find my new drive. Then, I took it out and put it into the external case to use it as the portable-external harddisk. But when I connected it to my computer using USB cable, my computer cannot see the new drive. Normally, this case may be happen, if you haven't enough USB power supply. But in my case, the external case provides the power supply too (with AC adapter). Moreover, I tried to change the USB cable to the another good one, it's still not working.
However, I connected it to my friend's computers, some of them can work properly but some cannot work. Is it the USB driver problem? How should I do?

--I use Windows XP Professional (lastest update) on Dell Optiplex GX280.

Thank you very much,

A:Cannot found 320 GB Harddisk

Hi Ceowebmaster and welcome to the TS Forums

I dont get this part of your post.

ceowebmaster said:

However, I connected it to my friend's computers, some of them can work properly but some cannot work. Is it the USB driver problem? How should I do?Click to expand...

Mostly when an HD in an external closure is not seen by the OS it is because the HD is set to cable select not master.

If however the enclosure works OK on another machine then yes you have some kind of USB issue, the easiest cure for this is to remove all USB related items under Device Manager and then reboot, XP will refind the items on bootup and reinstall them.

Please explain your post or let us know if the abvove is of help.


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Hello everyone! Just got a little question.

I'm trying to upgrade my harddrive I currently have 4G and i just purchased a new 15G HD. I used the program HDCOPY to migrate my data and OS to the new HD. Then i noticed that my new HD also copied the size of the old one and i believe that i formatted it first and i believe it was 15GB before i copied the old HD.

What do i need to do? Do i have to use another program? Do you know any? or there's just one thing that I need to do to get my original size back?


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Hi NavigatorX
I have never used hd copy but from this site it looks like there are two different modes of copying. One uses a sector by sector exact disk image (which is what you have done.) The other mode does a logical file copy and leaves the partition table alone. I think this is their


I use a program called file copy which I run from windows. I think it came from ontract with an IBM drive. You may also want to consider using a program like partition magic. This will get your partition restored back to it's original size and keep the data as is.

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I have a laptop HDD in an enclosure as an external drive & have had it for about 4 months. It uses usb port. I was using my computer & the hdd was working fine when suddenly as i was downloading something it could not finish dloading because it said the (already written) files could not be detected. Then i disconnected the cable & replugged it & the green light turned on in HDD but it still wasnt detecting it. Then i thought maybe something was wrong or stuck in hdd so i took it out of the enclosure & everything looked fine so i put it back & when i went to plug it in a error showed at lower right of the screen which said that the port hub had a power surge & to disco the hdd & click reset. (Also the green light didnt even turn on this time.) So i did. Then i thought i always used only one end of the usb cable (Double header) so i didnt get why it didnt work but i went ahead & tryed using both heads of the cable & still again said the same thing. I always had enough power so i dont get it. I plugged in my ipod into the usb port & it works good. What should i do?

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I am using win7 64, I have eset as antivirus the space on local disk is getting low even though
I had 57 hours ago. I searched and it seems a virus but when I scan the laptop it shows nothing
how can i fix this problem and is it really a virus
I deleted many files I had almost 2 gb and overall space is 450 gb

A:harddisk getting low a virus how do i fix it

If you only have essential data on that disk I would recommend getting an external drive and transfer data in order to take the load off the other drive. A full HDD is a slow one because the read/write head has to scan the whole platter in order to retrieve data. SSDs don't have this problem. Otherwise, the best way to find out why you have low disk space, is to look and see how many restore points you have. If you have your data backed up on another disk (which I recommend). You can delete some of the restore points up to the most recent one. However, I don't recommend doing this unless your confident on the recent restore point. These restore points can take up a lot of space. Other than that, you can go into the 'add/remove programs' and remove whatever you don't need. On the other hand, If you are worried about a virus, I would recommend you seek an analyst in the security forum.

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My hard disk did not detecting when i connect hard disk to the pc the system will restarts
please anyone can help

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Remove temporarily the HDD while computer is turned off and unplugged. Does it reboot also?

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I want to set a password to my Harddrive of computer. I also do not know how does it help to keep hard drive secure.
Also please suggest a freeware for folder lock (other than folderlock software).

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this is set via the bios
as the PC starts it should flash on the screen for a few seconds how to get to the bios/setup
often at this point you press a key to enter
depending on make an model of your PC
could be <F2>or <F10> or <Del> or another key

In the bios will be a section, probably security to set a bios / harddrive password
in some cases just setting the bios also sets the harddrive
if you forget the harddrive password - remember if you forget the password , you will not be able to access the harddrive , even if you put it into a different pc

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hello guys,

got a strange problem with my laptop when ever I turn on my laptop it boots perfect and I am in my windows then the problem starts here it gets too slow and then i cant go inside anything but the laptop is processing ok then i realised it seems like harddisk is making some strange kind of sound like tik tik but its too hard to hear that sound..

Anyways any suggestions or fixes what can i do with it...

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I have recently had a problem with my pc and have lost important data. I was able to recover some by using recovery software. So i decided to buy a external USB HD for backing up my data from now on. Although the USC HD worked on a friends PC with XP it does not work on mine with a Win 98SE OS.
I can see the HD in windows explorer but when i try to access it, it says that the drive is not formatted and asks if i want to format it. But the HD is already formatted. I did it on the friends machine (XP) where we copied some program files that i might need on my own system (winamp3, anti-spy etc.).

Although i tried hard to get the new HD working with the external usb case i could not succeed so i decided to install it in my case as a slave driver. (Yes, i did changed the jumper settings correctly). Now, both in windows system and bios settings the new HD is visible but no drive letter is assigned to it and i can not access it in windows explorer.

Please, help. I am about to loose my mind...


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Hi all,

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

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

Where my 32GB gone????

Thank you,

Best regards,


A:Harddisk Space

that happen to me too harddisk space gone so fast.

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

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

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