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New hard drive giving me problems! HELP!

Q: New hard drive giving me problems! HELP!

I got myself a new Western Digital 120 gig hard drive. Plugged it in, computer recognized it as the new master. Went about installing WIN XP, when we got to the Windows is starting screen, now the new hard drive cannot be detected. What is going on? Anybody help me?

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A: New hard drive giving me problems! HELP!

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I have just installed a new hard drive and it is detected on the BIOS but...

When I go to select it in My Computer, it either stops the PC responding or asks me to format it. I go to format the drive and it tells me it could not complete. I've just run chkdisk and...

File record segmants: 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 128, 256, 6984-6988, 9092, 9208-9217, 9224, 9232, 9233, 9344, 9364, 9480-9486 (and a hell of a lot more) are unreadable

I am running XP home. It seems to take a very long time to startup as well, a VERY long time in comparison to before.

Does anyone know what the problem could be or a way to fix it?

Thanks in advance
**Edit- Since postin this it has suddenly decided to work. If anyone has this problem, Just stick with it and restart. After a few goes it'll decide to work...it did for me!**
 

A:New hard drive giving me problems

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I have two hard drives in my computer, 1. 500gb for my windows OS and 2. 1tb for my data. I today backup all my data to my terabyte hdd to reload windows. So I have a fresh copy of windows, great. But my second HDD, the terabyte, won't show up. I've tried swapping cables, turning it off for an hour to cool, blah blah. Nothing.

What's interesting is, 50% of the time I boot my computer and go into my bios it will see the terabyte drive. The other 50% it wont. I've gotten windows to see the drive once or twice, but when I try to access the drive, Windows Explorer freezes.

So heres my question. To me, this looks like a physical problem. Now I have a lot of important data on my terabyte drive. Are there any ways to retrieve my data? Even if it means replacing parts on the HDD itself?

-Thanks.
 

A:Hard drive giving out?

Try going in with a live Linux disc. Most mainstream distributions handle NTFS, so if it can be mounted it can read/write the drive. Also, you could be able to do an integrity check to make sure there isn't a physical problem.
 

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my wifes laptop has a virus/malware/trojan that i cant get rid of. it wont let me update the avg software, i cant install any removal software and my wife is after me to get it back up and running...ive managed to get all of her pics and docs off the machine so im ready to do a clean install...should i attempt to do the big FORMAT to the C drive before installing XP again? if so how do i get into DOS to do so?next question: i just bought a PC for my daughter and it came with XP pro downgrade which included a CD for reinstallation on a Dell computer (both are dells). can i use this disk to reload xp to my wifes laptop? i also have a regular CD for xp pro that i could use but ive never done a clean install before. i also heard that doing one on a laptop is a 'tricky' proposition because of the software neede for the touchpad and the wireless stuff. am i screwed?hers the skinny on her system:dell inspiron 1520xp media center40gb hard drive1gb ramif someone could give me a good rundown on the steps involved it would be greatly appreciated...

A:giving hard drive big F before reload?

Hi .This is the Dell support page for the laptop mentioned: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...INS_PNT_PM_1520XP drivers: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...n&TabIndex=As for reinstalling the operating system...that seems to be covered at http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...e.htm#wp1063103"Restoring Your Operating System "You can restore your operating system in the following ways:Microsoft Windows Vista System Restore returns your computer to an earlier operating state without affecting data files. Use System Restore as the first solution for restoring your operating system and preserving data files. For instructions, see Using Microsoft Windows System Restore.Dell PC Restore by Symantec (available in Windows XP) and Dell Factory Image Restore (available in Windows Vista) returns your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer. Both permanently delete all data on the hard drive and remove any programs installed after you received the computer. Use Dell PC Restore or Dell Factory Image Restore only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem.If you received Operating System media with your computer, you can use it to restore your operating system. However, using the Operating System media also deletes all data on the hard drive. Use the media only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem. For instructions, see Using the Operating System Media."I don... Read more

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Okay, to begin. I have a Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6091. I had heard after I bought the computer that it had an overheating problem. It became apparently clear to me that this was true when the computer began blue screening and shutting down. So I decided to be more careful with the computer, I wouldn't leave it on for long, I only placed it on tables and other hard surfaces, and I lowered the energy settings. I thought that this had worked until a few days ago when a slew of error messages began popping up on my screen. To begin with a lovely error message that read: "Windows detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk." Then I got locked out of my cd drive and it wouldn't open. THEN I opened my C: drive to find (for the first time) a new folder entitled: 069a303672da7fdf5d3dbab42a0532 . So like any normal person who knows next to nothing about computers, I turned off the laptop, unplugged it, and took out the battery for about 10 minutes. When I put everything back together and started it up again it asked if I wanted to start windows normally, to which I clicked "Start windows normally" and it came up with another message, white text on black background it read: "Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. Volume label is TI105984WOB." It checked the disk then restarted itself. After 1... Read more

A:My Computer's Hard Drive Seems To Be Giving Out...

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last fryday i put in a new hard drive [250] and installed vista .
the fisrt time i check i was down to [238] i thing that is normal .
then i installed microsoft works suite 2006 .
then my epson printer .
then my wire less key board ..
now all i have left is [188] of free space .
my average score is 3.7.
is this normal for a new drive .
thank you

A:is my new hard drive giving me the right info

Do a Disk cleanup including system files and report back.
Computer>left click.>properties>right click c drive> disk cleanup>include system files.

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Hey all, i screwed up big. I have a 120 GB Maxtor Drive (6Y120P0) as a second drive used just for storage. I let it get too full. I think it got to 90% full. A big No No i know. I deleted as much as i could that it would let me. It was giving me all sorts of I/O Device Errors and was running real slow. I scanned the drive and defragmented it.

i bought an External Drive to copy everything over but with a lot of files(including my entire family picture album of my twins) it gives me the following error when i try to copy or access a file...F:\(name of directory) is not accessible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

Is there any software i can run to fix this? Any help would be very much appreciated. I have a lot of things backed up on DVDs but not all of it.
Ted
 

A:Hard Drive giving me I/O Device Error

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I have an external hard drive 120G where I put most of my files, graphics, pictures and documents. I just discovered that it refused to open and the documents are inaccessible this drive contained a lot of my saved works especially pictures as I am into photography and I can not afford to these valuable files.Kindly assist.
 

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on a pc with xp, i got the full message....i just burned and or deleted 27 full albums (all at 192 bit rate or above--most at 320)and have less hard drive space from when i started.....i'm like what is going on......you can see in the properties of the folder that i have deleted 3 gigs at least.....funny thing is also....there were over 10 gigs free 2 days ago and not much downloading going on......nortons did not find a virus......HELP!!!!!!!!
 

A:[SOLVED] HELP!!!!!!!! hard drive keeps giving full message

Hi and welcome. Is Norton up to date?
 

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i have a partitioned hard drive of which contains C: and D:

D: is the one i am having problems with. all it contains is 'my documents and settings' but there is nothing in them (with the exception of the stuff windows wont let me delete)

when i right click on the drive in my computer it says 24GB has been used when i know for a fact that only 568MB has been used!

I have tries error check, virus scanning with ESET anti-virus, CCleaner and there are no hidden files or folders

my question is how can i either: move my documents and setting to the C: drive (like it should be) and then be able to delete the D: partition

or do something to the D: partition that will get my space back that i so desperately need!

please help me!
thanks

A:Partitioned hard drive is giving the wrong info

(1)i'm running xp and the the headings in 'My Computer' are 'total Size' and 'Free Space'. What does yours show?
(2)when you defragment 'D' what is in the report regards to volume information

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I am having trouble with my DVD RAM Drive . On inserting a recorded DVD into the drive the drive fails to read the contents on the disc and just displays a blank window. I thought something was wrong with the drive so i changed it but the problem still persisted. To top it all on inserting the same DVD in a different computer the contents are read and displayed perfectly. I am having trouble figuring out what could be wrong. Please Help.

I am using a Computer with a Pentium 4 1.5Ghz Processor and the system has Windows XP Professional Edition Service Pack 2 installed on it.

PS: Virus scans seem to yield no viruses
 

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I have been getting the BSOD, constantly sometimes once a week, or times once or twice a day, I have updated my Nvida gefore grafics cards recently as well, because of another error code from the BSOD saying there was a problem there. But now i have the erro code at file
afd.sys

Any help would be great!
Craig
 

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I have:
> Windows XP Pro SP3 (x86)
> 1x1000gb sata hd
> 1x500gb sata hd
> 1x80gb sata hd

Note on 80gb HD
my 80gb is the one having the Windows OS and does not report any errors in the event log.

Note on 500gb HD
i think my 500gb has failed
sometimes it does not show up in the bios. a controller issue i presume.
but when it does get detected and i run SeaTools for Windows, the 500gb will pass these tests:
1. SMART - Pass 1/15/2012 03:52:46
2. Long DST - Pass 1/15/2012 03:55:29
The event log would show same errors as it does for the 1000gb (below) so i have just disconnected it for now.

Note on 1000gb HD
but my issue here is with the 1000gb which is even more weird.
this is what happened on Friday the 13th after midnight:
> HD started making those annoying clicking noises.
> Playing music files from this drive would loop about 0:01sec of the track like as if scratching the disc.
> Event log has:
>>> source: atapi
>>>>> id: 9 - The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort2 did not respond within the timeout period.
>>>>> id:11 - The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2
>>>>> id:15 - The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort2, is not ready for access yet.
>>>>> id: 26 - The driver has detected that device \Device\Ide\IdePort2 has old or out-of-date firmware. Reduced performance may result.
>>> source: disk
>>>>> id: 11 - The driver det... Read more

A:Hard disks passing SMART tests but still giving problems

In my experience i hear clicking sound with my external usb hdd, when it has problem getting enough power (too many devices installed and with lower power supply rating 300W). Have you tried dis/reconnecting the data and power cable of your hdd or reseting BIOS setting to default?
 

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Hey, my E Drive which is a DVD re-writer wont read DVDs at all. It reads cd roms fine. Anyone have any suggestions???

thx 4 taking sum time to read this

EDIT: ive tried the troubleshoot. it comes up with nothing. it doesnt play dvds or dvd-roms. When i try opening the files it comes up as empty
 

A:My E drive is giving me problems. take a minute to read.

In device manager uninstall the IDE channel that the DVD is on then reboot. windows will automatically reinstall the IDE channel and the drive on boot up.
 

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DVD drive won't recognise blank discs.
I uninstalled the drive and hoped I could reconfigure the device once my notebook had restarted but Ive had no luck.
Not very clued up on how to reinstall the driver?
Please help ...

Would a system restore be the only way to resolve this problem?
 

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Hi,
I REALLY hope someone out there can help me with this!

I have a failed hard drive/ stuffed partion, and i DESPERATELY need the data from it!

A computer was brought into me with two hard drives. The owner asked me to set up a duel boot with vista and XP on the first hard drive, and to leave the second hard drive alone (its his backup drive with all his photos, movies etc) I was working away as per usual, when i noticed the second hard drive was no longer coming up in Windows Explorer. Well it was, but not correctly. whenever i clicked on it it said 'would you liket to format the drive?' obviously, i didnt want to do that.

I ran Partition Magic 8.0 which showed the drive was only 8Gigs (it should have been 1T or 1000Gigs) Partition Magic also said there was a problem with the drive and offered to fix it. I agreed, however there was no change.

I've run a number of programs to try and fix the drive:
Acronis Disk Director Server 10.0
Partition Table Doctor 3.5 Demo
Dtidata Partition Repair Tool
MHDD
Recover My Files v3.98
FileScavenger.

However, all the partition repairers claim that the drive is only 8 Gigs, and they can go no further. All the File Recovery Programs will only scan for 8 Gigs, and thus, i can not recover my clients precious photos and videos.

The BIOS comes up as recognizing the drive as 33Gigs?

I really REALLY need the data from this drive! Does anyone know how to fix my problem?

Thanx heaps in advance,

Ben
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive/ Partition Problems! My 1T Hard Drive appears as 8Gigs?!

I've used ZAR to recover files from a RAID box that seemed to have been corrupted due to a bad power supply.

You might check it out. It's free. Meaning it will only allow you to recover so many files at a time. I bought it, and like it.

They have a forum that is monitored quite often, from the developer too.

Good luck.

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/
 

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Hi,

I am in the process of doing a clean re-install of Windows XP for Home on my PC. I have 3 hard drives:

c: 200gb Maxtor SATA drive - bootable with Windows XP (existing Windows install)
d: 20gb Maxtor IDE drive - non bootable data drive
g: 160gb Maxtor IDE drive - bootable with the clean install of Windows XP for home on it

Windows is not seeing all the sizes quite right yet but I will tackle that when I have solved this major problem that follows:

If I boot from the C drive - I have no problems at all. Windows will see all the different drives as it should do, I can access them all and they all work fine.

When I come to boot the clean install on drive G windows changes the drive letters - G becomes C, D remains as D but the 200gb Maxtor SATA drive isn't seen at all and might as well not exist.

Disk Management within Windows is no help as it can't see the drive, Maxtor software MaxBlast 4 is also no help as it can't see the drive on this install either.

I have checked and rechecked the BIOS but have pretty much discounted any issues here as it clearly shows all 3 drives and all 3 drives are listed on boot up. It's just when Windows kicks in that I have the problem.

I guess it's a simple setting somewhere, but I am pulling out what little hair I have left trying to think what it is - so any ideas would be very gratefully received.

Thanks in advance and kind regards

Stuart
 

A:Hard Drive Bootup Problems, Help required - Windows not seeing new hard drive Options

Hi
This is what I would do to enhance performance and storage strategy:

1. Use the 20g for the os and housekeeping utes such as av, spyware, etc only, nothing else goes on that drive.
2. Use the 160g for apps installs.
3. Use the 200g for data.

This might get you past the bios/firmware/os/drive letter issue and make better use of the drives. The 20 isn't really good for storage anymore, but would be great for an os/system ute drive. It's performance is less than the other drives, but that's ok, most of the os will stay in ram anyway after boot, you won't make any real diff having a faster os drive.
You might want to place a pagefile on each drive so pageing can occur concurrently too.
 

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I am building a new computer from scratch. It is has an Intel Motherboard, 1.8Ghz Pentium 4 Processor, 2 IDE Ports + 1 for the floppy drive, I have 4 External 5-1/4" slots, 2 External 3-1/2" slots and 3 internal 3-1/2" slots for hard drives. Here are my problems.

I had a Compaq Presario with a 5-1/4", 12gig Hard Drive. That motherboard went bad so I decided to build my own computer from scratch and everything was going fine until now. I took the 5-1/4" hard drive out and put it into my new case. It had Windows 98 on it and so I upgraded to Windows XP Professional. That solved many of my problems but I am still stuck with the following problems.

1. My Hard Drive Light on my Case which is suppose to light up when my hard drive is active, doesn't work. I can see a little green light on my hard drive itself light up but not on the front of the case where it is suppose to.

2. I decided that the 12Gig hard drive from my old system is a little too slow, so I bought a 40Gig, 7200 rpm Western Digital Caviar Drive. It is a 3-1/2" drive which I put into one of those internal drive bays. When I boot up, I go to CMOS by pressing F2 and then I go and see that the computer is recognizing it and it is. My problem is when I go to Windows and to "My Computer", it isn't there. I am sure it is something small that I am overlooking but I am new to this. I bought the hard drive as an OEM and it came with nothing. I am wondering what I need to do... Read more

A:Hard Drive Light / Hard Drive Problems

Hi sdh31873

Do not put both hard drives on the same string as the controller will default to the lowest speed hard drive. In fact I would think about getting rid of the old drive entirely as its age means that it should be very slow.

Have you tried turning the led HD connector to the motherboard over?

You can get an Promise PCI controller card that will allow you to add some extra IDE ports. The controller will show the devices on it to be D0, D1, D2 etc. It looks like a SCSI device to the system but hooks up IDE devices.

You need to FDISK and format a new hard drive before windows can see it.
 

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Hey Guys, first things first. I had an old hard drive from a crapped out laptop. My uncle gave me an USB Hard drive converter(unsure on it's brand, after it worked i threw out the box). Problem is that I used it several times between a mac and a pc(school and home computer) and now it give me an I/o error when I try to copy stuff and says it can't find the item when I try to delete something. I tried reformatting(all this is on a PC BTW). I tried plugging it into a mac at school, but it wouldn't show up as connected.

I just realised that I had a driver cd for it, but I have lost it and cannot find it(too many CD's to keep track of, lol), I was wondering if there was anything I could do to fix this problem. It is a fujitsu, 30 GB hard drive(though it when I was using it, it showed as a 20 GB) I would prefer not to have to buy a new adapter or hard drive. I would just like to use this, to store all my music on, because the hard-drive on this computer(it's only 40GB getting a new one soon) is getting cluttered with music.
Now for my second problem, which isn't really my problem at all, but I digress. My friend was using her microphone(on an XP Home) and half way through her conversation it cut out. I have got her to check all her sound settings, no low sound settings on her computer. She has tried recording messages but nothing happens as if a microphone is not plugged in. I gave her my microphone to try out with no avail. I had a feeling that it... Read more

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The particulars are regarding a 32 bit version of Vista Home Basic Edition on an Everex laptop. It began giving startup error messages about an imminent hard drive failure months ago, requesting F1 to continue. Eventually the messages began to appear while the PC was running. The user disabled the msgs and the laptop continued to function for months, without any apparent problem beyond the boot msg.

I ran chkdsk 3 times in a row and saw the exact same named cluster errors every time, although the utility said after each pass that they'd been repaired. Then I ran the HDAT2 utility. It ran for about 7 hours, and it also said that it had repaired clusters. Subsequent boots however. always gave the same imminent HDD failure msg, press F1, etc....

Although it's an Everex laptop, I have no Everex CD, so I tried to boot using a 32 bit Dell Vista Home disk. I hear a lot of noises. But I never get a thing to pop up on the screen. Same non-result with a Spotmau Bootsuite CD. The only thing I got to work on a disk was the one with the HDAT2 utility. So I put the Vista disk in a disk reader which plugs into a USB port. (It's a Targas DVD-ROM reader). I wasn't sure just how to change the boot order in setup to access the disk in the reader so I simply put the hard drive last. Didn't do a thing - it just attempted to boot from the HDD. By this time it was blue screening with an unmountable boot volume, so I put another hard drive in the laptop. It won't boot from it - although I am offe... Read more

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I loaned my computer to a friend for a week, and how does he repay me? Of course full of infected files and spyware

I keap on being redirected to btcar.com and I am sick of it. Could anyone please help me.

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Is there no replies because there is a lack of information?

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I have been having a running battle with something called E2Give for the past several weeks. I have used PC-cillin and it cannot get rid of all of it. I also have used AdAware and Spybot, to no avail. I would appreciate any help, as I am getting tired of the Warning window popping up every time I go to open a program from the desktop. I have searched and found some threads about this already, and have tried some of the solutions, but got concerned when the instructions got very specific to individual files on the submitter's computer, and the advisor said to be very careful. So I stopped.
Thank you for any help you could provide or lead me to.
wardriod
 

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i called technical support and told them my router keeps timing out after 5 minutes. I only can access the setup page. I don't know what the problem could be. This is my new replacement product and still it's doing what the first one did. what else can i expect from linksys!!

does anyone have any knowledge on this issue? I'd really appreciate it if someone can just list the settings that should be selected. I feel like throwing it in the closet along with my other junk.

(I have Optimum Online in my home with a 3COM shark modem attached to the router)
 

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well hey whats going on im really bad with computers and i needed some help..i have this virus that keeps putting up my away message...yea i know i was dumb by clicking the link....any ways i have this virus that says omfg then something about best friends or what not i was wondering if any of u could help me by getting rid of this...if u can i would kiss the ground u walk on beacuse this is driving me crazy...
 

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Hello,

After trying to copy a image for school I get a message from ESET saying it just blocked a trojan. In the next second I get maybe 50 error-messages, the background turns black, all my shortcuts dissapears and the computer reboots. This happened after rebooting again. Now the system is more stable, but extremely slow and I get messages about hard drive and RAM failiure (I could not start the task manager before, but now it works).
Anyways, I ran some malware-removal tool and found 2 trojans, but before beeing able to remove them, the system crashed.

So I need some help here...
Thanks in advance!

A:Sudden Trojan is giving me a hard time

I see your log is properly posted, here, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Removal Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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Hi,

i really need help...well my computer does!

i've installed vista ultimate 64 on my computer. and ever since it either blue screens driver error which i have updated my graphics card. still blue screens

and some time it just randomly freezes the hard drive light flashes but the mouse or keyboard or nothing on screen works at all.

i really like vista but with this problem its forcing me to go back to xp and i dont want to


My Spec:
amd 64 x2 3.00ghz
4gb ram
nvidia px 7950 gx2 graphics card
2 x 500gb sata hd

Thanks

A:Vista giving me a real hard time please help!!!!

Hi ISHY,

Have you installed the latest chipset drivers and BIOS for your motherboard yet? This can sometime cause problems like this.

Is your power supply powerful enough to handle the load of your computer? Usually 500 to 600 watts is good.

Double check to see if the computer may be overheating? Usually by leaving the side of the case open temporarily as a test for maximum airflow. Clean and blow out any dust and cobwebs found.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I took the hard drive (a barracuda 7200.7 30 gig by seagate) out of my dell Pc when I got this laptop for Christamas(wife). I was told that I could take the hard drive out put it in an external hard drive case. I did so, however, it recognizes it as Mass storage device/ then it says the new hardware is installed and ready to use/ then it says there was a problem during install and the hardware my not work. I have been through MS Support /Seagate/ support/ Gateway support. Please I have so much data on the drive it is extremely important. Any help would be incredible!!!!!!! Thanks
 

A:Old Hard drive new external drive problems

Please don't post duplicate threads on the same issue. You already have a thread going here: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/543301-external-hard-disk-issue.html
 

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hp pc hardware diagnostics UEF1    S        SMART CHECK:FAILEDFAILURE ID:94SMV3-0008K7-MFKSWJ-609E03PRODUCT ID:H5V70EA#BH5













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A:hard disc failed ,giving a failure id and product id.please ...

Hi,Hard drive had failed.You've to replace it with a new one of similar form factorUse HP Recovery USB that you should've created after first setup of this notebook to factory reset after replacementIf you need to salvage data from failed HDD, you could try booting from LiveCD? and copy files you need to an external drivehttps://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDRegardsVisruth

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Sorry guys... put this in the wrong spot.Copy/PasteHey.... wondering if someone can help me...I'm having some redirection, and popup issues... not very often, and seemingly random, but enough to annoy the crap outta me.My spyware program didn't pick anything up, and I'm not very good at reading into Hijack this... anyone give me a hand?Hijack this reads:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:46:38 PM, on 16/08/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\RsTray.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exeC:\Program Files�... Read more

A:I.E. giving me some problems (Take 2)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi, i have some problem with my IE 7 recently.
When i surf some sites, mostly hotmail. I always get the message "object moved here". So when i click on a page, it will direct me to a page that writes "object moved here" and then i'll need to click on the word "here" before i can access my page.

Recently, i cant seem to see all the images and yes, i can't see all the smilies and icons on the post thread now, which is wierd and i get this message when i'm surfing the net at times:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address

which i find it wierd because my messenger is still able to connect and my brother's computer which uses the same connection is also able to connect but my internet just doesn't seem to be able display the webpage.

hope to hear from you soon.

A:IE 7 giving problems

Hi bearbear,

please try running IE7 without addons to see if the same happens:

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
iexplore -extoff
- Click OK
- Test with a few sites to see it the same problem occurs...please bear in mind that when you run IE with no addons, some website will cease to work as normal if they depend on certain addons. Ignore any new problems, just try to concentrate on the original issue and post back your findings please.

If that doesn't give any results, it may be an idea to temporary disable your firewall for a little bit and run IE in its normal mode. Some firewalls include features which affect how webpages load and are displayed so it could be a configuration problem. Remember to re-enable your firewall when you have finished testing.

Have you previously upgraded from IE6 to version 7? If yes, did these problem used to happen previously?

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Hi all,

I recently installed a plug and play Ethernet adapter into my pc which is Win7. I am trying to LAN with a windows XP pc (which previously worked with my onboard adapter).

When I view the status of the Local area connection, it shows that there are packets being sent and received to and from both pcs. But I CANNOT see the win XP pc in my network as I am not on the existing network with it?

A:LAN giving problems?

what you mean you can not see?
can you ping the other pc?
is firewall configured and network detection and file sharing on?
if you type "\\[computername]" (or ip) does it work?
does they have good ip configuration?

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ms windows xp 2002 service pack 2
dim4700
pentium 4 2.8 gig
256 mb ram

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:14:08 PM, on 11/9/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

I looked but saw nothing out of the ordinary. This is a friends computer so I dont know the system very well but he is having trouble with Ultimate Bet

thanx
kass

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
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A:ie giving problems hjt log please help

clean log, if they are having problems with that programme tell them to uninstall it and reinstall it, if it's still causing problems then remove it for good!
 

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Well as the Title says Avg Anti-Virus 8.0 (free) Is giving problems

Every time i update it gives me the same error

The error says: Invalid Update Control CTF File

I really dont know what to do? Can someone please help me?!?

Thanks in advance

A:AVG giving problems, Help please?

Have a look a this post. They seems to say that the firewall is preventing AVG from updating.

http://freeforum.avg.com/read.php?12...backpage=4,sv=

Paul

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I recently noticed that the system was trying to do 7 updates every day at closedown, and found that update was giving a return code of 800736b3.

I have run SURT several times, and it doesn't seem to give any results (or should I be looking somewhere else?).

I ran sfc /scannow and extracted the results and they are in sfcdetails.txt (attached). SFC said there were some files it couldn't fix, even though sfcdetails.txt says it has fixed all of them.

CBS.zip is much too big to upload using the paperclip - is there another way?

I tried restoring to an earlier restore point, and unfortunately all the attempted updates have flushed my list of restore points - and the oldest few all give me a return code of x00000022.

Not sure if this is one problem or two...! I am reluctant to do a System Recovery as it sounds pretty drastic - help would be much appreciated!

PS Is any more info required?

A:Windows update giving return code 800736b3; restores giving x00000022

The only errors in SFC are these...

Code:
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e7 [SR] Repairing 1 components
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e8 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ea [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"utc.app.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ec [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:66{33}]"telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
...which are caused by an MS update which they messed up the file-coding on and may get around to fixing sometime.
It's not critical, but you could get rid of it by uninstalling KB3022345 and/or KB3068708 and hiding the latter when it reappers in your offered updates list.

Please post the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log and C:\Windows\Logs\CheckSUR.Persist.log files.

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hey guys, i need some help...i want to upgrade my original hard drive wich has 19 gigabites, to a new one that has 40 gigs. i opened my computer up, and i took the old one out, and put the new one in, wich already has windows xp professional installed, and it doesnt work...it goes to the screen that says if you want to start windows in safe mode and all of that....so i took the hard drive out, and tried it out on my lil brothers computer, and it works fine on his...wut am i doing wrong on mine???? and then when i try to put the 19 gig hd on, it starts up and then it my computer freezes...wats goin on??? now im screwed cuz none of them want to work on my computer!!! i cant put the new drive on slave, cuz i can only have one drive mounted on...please help me, as i am going crazy!!!!

A:New Hard Drive Problems

How did it already have Windows installed?

If it was installed on a different computer it will have an incorrect registry for the one you put it in, and besides, XP won't recognize the installation as legitimate either. It isn't the computer that XP was licensed in.

If your original installation of XP was installed using a retail version CD, you may be able to reauthenticate it, but you will have to either reinstall it on the new hard drive using the retail Windows CD (and the 25 digit key number that came with it) or migrate it from the old hard drive using migration software.

If it came preinstalled in a different brand name computer and you don't have a retail Windows XP installation CD (and the appropriate 25 digit key), the license is not transferable.
(i.e. If it came preinstalled in a Dell computer and now you are trying to put it on a different computer even if it is another Dell.)

The way you install a new hard drive is to put your old one back in and then use the software that came with the new hard drive to transfer everything to the new hard drive which must be installed as a slave to recieve the migrated data. Once that is accomplished you can install it as the master and remove the old drive or use the old drive as a slave.

Make sure the jumper settings on the hard drives (both) are installed properly as master or slave (and reset when you move them).

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Well I put in a new 80gb Maxtor and I also have a 60gb maxtor.
And I want the 80gb as primary and 60 as storage but for some reason when i installed xp on my new 80gb
hard drive now in windows it says its a HArd Disk letter "F" and my 60 gb is a
Removable disk drive "C" . Please help me guys..........
Shawn

A:New Hard Drive Problems

Did you set the jumpers correctly on the drives when you installed them?

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hi, my hard disk is giving a problem, when i try to on my pc some noise is coming from the hard disk and more over nothing is coming in the monitor, so what'z the problem of it, i have try everything but still cannot run not even after putting a bootable cd also. so what should I do plz advice me.

Archie
 

A:Hard drive problems.

fabrizio_a0578 said:



hi, my hard disk is giving a problem, when i try to on my pc some noise is coming from the hard disk and more over nothing is coming in the monitor, so what'z the problem of it, i have try everything but still cannot run not even after putting a bootable cd also. so what should I do plz advice me.

ArchieClick to expand...



BUY A NEW HARDDRIVE....... obviously, install it and enter the BIOS make sure the CD is set as the first Bootable Device and follow the prompts..


Regards
 

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a year or two back l RMA'd a hard drive because it suddenly started asking me to scan it (and kept on becoming inaccessible while l ran the scan) lve just checked the warranty on my current and it looks like l got given a reconditioned drive which is out of warranty and annoyingly its started doing exactly the same thing that happened to my last drive, its a ST3000DM001, l have no way of putting it in my system without spending 20mins undoing cable ties it was hell putting in my drive replacements with the lack of room.

lve tried running scans within windows and in safe mode but every time l get so far the drive space bar disappears and chkdsk seems to just sit doing nothing, is there anything l can run outside of windows that may help? because lve run chkdsk through an elevated command prompt and its got to the part where it scans for unindexed files to reconnect to original directories and it notes one file so far but hasnt moved in the last 10mins.

A:problems with hard drive

Is that a Seagate drive? I think so.

I'd go to the Seagate web site and try to get the DOS version of their disk tool. I think it's called Seatools.

You'd run it outside of Windows. It should evaluate the drive and tell you the SMART details.

It's out of warranty, so there's nothing much you can do if it's dead. I guess it's common to get a refurb drive when you use RMA.

If it will run at all, get your important stuff out of it and most likely prepare to buy another drive.

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I recently reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled win xp pro but before i done that I moved all my photos music and documents I needed to my second hard drive. After reinstalling xp my F drive wasn`t there after trying to assign a letter to the drive it states the hard drive is dynamic and unreadable. I have tried everything I can think of is there anyway to recover it or is all lost? It say I can convert it to basic but all data on the drive will be lost NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! HELLLLLLPPPPP!!!! Please
 

A:Please help Hard Drive problems

try right click on properties of the drive letter in question
go to security page add all users may take a few secs to update
how are you able to view the info on drive ,with drive manager?
do you see drive in bios or on boot?
you also may need to update ownership of same when in properties /security click advanced
found this: credit to Michael Solomon MS-MVP
XP-Pro



If you have XP Pro, temporarily change the limited account to
administrative. First, go to Windows Explorer, go to Tools, select Folder
Options, go to the View tab and be sure "Use Simple File Sharing" is not
selected. If it is, deselect it and click apply and ok.



If you wish everything in a specific folder to be accessible to a user,
right click the folder, select properties, go to the Security tab, click
Advanced, go to the Owner tab,
select the user you wish to have access, at the bottom of the box, you
should see a check box for "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects,"
place a check in the box and click apply and ok.

The user should now be able to perform necessary functions on files in the
folder even as a limited account. If not, make it an admin account again,
right click the folder, select Properties, go to the Security tab and be
sure the user is listed in the user list. If not, click add and type the
user name in the appropriate box, be sure the user has all the necessary
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Hi guys I hope someone can help with this its really puzzling me.

My hard drive seems to always be running low on disk space no matter how much stuff I delete.

Today I had 245 MB of free space. Then suddenly the computer starts popping up messages saying I had low disk space. I checked and apparently I only had 84 MB of free space. In this time I had downloaded nothing at all.

Then in the space of about 2 minutes I suddenly had 705 MB of free space (I deleted nothing.)

And now I have 569 MB free space (about half an hour later than having the 705 MB). I am totally baffled can anyone tell me what could be wrong? I have done a virus scan and it has picked up nothing.

Thanks,

Layla
 

A:Hard Drive Problems

How much memory is installed? It sounds like you don't have enough physical memory and the PC is useing the drive to compensate. XP will run on 128mb memory, maybe less, but you need at the minimum 256mb to run effectively. More if your PC is sharing memory with the graphics.

For example if you have XP on a machine with 256mb memory, and 128mb is shared with the graphics, then the PC is low on memory for the minimum reccomendations by 128mb. (256mb - 128mb shared = 128mb total)
 

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i have just hooked up a 3rd hard drive into my system and for reasions i can not explain it keeps going unrepsonsive and it's acting really slow when it does work. my other two driver are fit to burst and i need this dratted thing to work

Could someone help please ?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230, 1536 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 944366 MB, Free - 6875 MB; F: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1896485 MB; G: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 972 MB;
Motherboard: Advent, Centurion CQ9204, 1.0, UY30939077873
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Hard drive problems

1. What are the makes and models of your hard drives, and which drive -specifically, is the "slow" one?

2. Have you ran the manufacturer's diagnostic utility on the drive in question? (if applicable)
 

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I have a Fujitsu-Siemens AMILO Li1818 laptop with a SATA drive and WinXP can't find any hard drive when it tries to install. My desktop has a SATA drive and it installs on there without a problem. Oh in that link posted it shows Hard Drives - Software Utilities it says DOS Diagnostic Tool Ver. 7.0 (For IDE/ATA/SATA Hard Drives) I've just tried it and it says checking for ATA and it can't find one thats because its a SATA when they show its for SATA as well.

A:Hard Drive Problems

Have you checked the bios for a compatibility / native mode for SATA drives?

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hi i just installed a western digital wd800. i cant see it on my computer....im sry im not good with computers.i have both jumpers of my old maxtor set on cable select. windows says it recognizes both hard drives and they are working properly. how do i get the new wd hard drive to show on my computer like setting it as b drive. i have my maxtor on c drive.
 

A:Problems with new Hard drive

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I can't get my hard drive to pull up... but it works on my mac
 

A:Hard drive problems

Hi Etayloriii, and welcome to TSG.

I don't know what you mean by "pull up." Are you saying you can not view a hard drive's contents using Windows 7?

Are you talking about a portable hard drive that connects by USB?

If the answer is "Yes" to both questions, did you format the hard drive on your Mac? If so, the formatting may not be natively supported by Windows. Depending on the actual formatting used, you may be able to install software on the Windows computer to make the hard drive readable and writeable.
 

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Hi all,

Don't know if anyone can help with this, but its really getting on my nerves now....

I've got a Western Digital Elements 250Gb external hard drive, I use this just for backing up stuff like music, pictures, etc... For the past couple of weeks though my laptop (Samsung x20, XP SP3) has not been able to see the drive when I connect it. I've tried it on all the USB ports but no joy, they all work with other devices and the drivers all seem to be in order so I'm sure its not that. And then it gets stranger......

I tried to connect it using my sisters laptop (Vista SP1), and the system just crashes. Weirdly, its does this as soon as I connect the USB lead, regardless of whether the drive has power running to it (or even connected). This also happens when I try to connect it to my folks computer (XP SP3). Checked the event viewer on both machines after I've tried to connect but there's nothing that stands out as the cause of the problem. Anyone have any thoughts on this? If you need any more info then just holler.

Cheers.
 

A:USB Hard Drive problems

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