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HARDDISK not bad sector

Q: HARDDISK not bad sector

hello I'm back again with his brand problematic disks WD Scorpio Blue. bootscreen loading resulted in a very long time and finally did not find the drive...

how to fix that

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A: HARDDISK not bad sector

If you would please list the modle number of your laptop, so we can see if it's a PATA or SATA drive. Or the exact modle number of the drive.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-701278.pdf

If it's a PATA drive make sure that the little jumper on the drive is set to master or cable select.
http://support.wdc.com/images/kb/scorpio_jumpers.jpg

Thanks Fabe

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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 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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I am using a Lenovo G460 Laoptop with Windows 7 ultimate, Core i3, 3 GB Ram configuration.

As my computer had become slow, I decided to format and re-install a fresh copy of Windows 7 last month. After installation, it displayed an error for a fraction of second saying, windows couldn't install properly. I couldn't read the full message properly as it appeared just for a fraction of second. However, as the windows worked fine, i did all my drivers installations and switched off my laptop. The next day, it was unable to start and automatically did a chkdsk operation and found out many unreadable files and got stuck in the middle during the operation. I had to press the switch on/off button to restart it again and again did a windows installation. Since then, I have to install a fresh windows near about everyday when i switch on my laptiop. On doing the chkdsk operation, sometimes it shows no problems and sometimes it shows many unreadable files.

I am in a state of confusion whether its due to some bad sector/ some hardware malfunction/ any boot sector virus or any other problem. I think if it would be a bad sector then every time the chkdsk operation should detect it, which it doesnt. Please help.

A:Confused whether its a Bad Sector/ Boot Sector Virus/ Other problem

If you run chkdsk without the /r switch, nothing is accomplished. You must run chkdsk /r

Alternatively, you can download the hd diagnostic utility from you website of the hd manufacturer, burn it to cd, and run that.

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I need to view and search the contents of a disk, sector by sector. I have done this before; but, it was on a FAT32 partition. This one is NTFS.

We're looking for something that was not overtly saved to the disk but that may be in the free space.

Free would be nice; but, cheap will do.
 

A:Need to view the contents of a disk, sector by sector

Look around here, maybe you'll find something useful.

http://mirror.href.com/thestarman/asm/mbr/BootToolsRefs.htm#SecInsp
 

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I'm trying to educate myself on cloning i.e. bootable sector-by-sector replication, not just creating an image file of the used disk space. So far, I've bought a high performance HDD of the wrong size, trying to make sure that I replace it with an HDD with which my first cloning attempt will go without a hitch.

My laptop contains a 640GB Toshiba MK6465GSX HDD (Toshiba SDD - Product Detail). I am considering getting 640GB WD Scorpio Blue HDD for the cloning.

One of the constraints I want to observe is that I should be able to pick it up in person from one of the retailers in my city. However, they invariably carry the WD6400BPVT variant, which uses 4KB sectors ("Advance Format"). Nothing comes up in a search for "MKxx65GSX MKxx76GSX advanced-format" (without quotes), so I assume it has 512 byte sectors.

Is there a problem with cloning from a 512 bytes/sector HDD to an 4KB/sector HDD?

A:Backup cloning from 512 byte/sector HDD to 4KB/sector HDD

Since the currently available advanced format drives use emulation as if they are 512-byte sector drives, I would think that would make you immune from any issues here. IOW, I assume the AF controller would see (likely) contiguous 512-byte sectors of information to read/write and knows to group those to equate to a 4096-byte physical sector. Or, read of a single 512-byte block requested by Windows would have the controller read a whole 4096-byte sector, and return only the appropriate 512 bytes of it (1 of 4 chunks depending on sector/LBA).

http://forum.storagecraft.com/Commun...864/18135.aspx

Interestingly, the advanced format drives now have the same potential issues as SSDs re: alignment of partitions.

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What is the best imaging software, not like Norton Ghost, that does a sector by sector image copy that does not affect the original drive? I have a failed RAID 5 drive and need to do a manual data copy on that drive (it has a couple of bad sectors, but no hardware failure to my knowledge) and want to make a mirror of it to a healthy drive and then try rebuilding my RAID again. Thanks.
 

A:Best Sector by Sector Imaging Software

With RAID-5, you shouldn't need to do that. Just drop in a new drive and the RAID will rebuild itself... that's how its supposed to work.

RAID-1 (2 drives), if 1 drive fails - you have a functional system, but replace bad drive ASAP to retain RAID functionality.

RAID-5 (4+ drives), if 1 drive fails, your system is functional. RAID will adjust for missing drive. If another drive fails before a replacement, then some data could be lost.
 

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Hi, I'm wanting to upgrade my Laptop's SSD from a 256GB disk to a 512 one, so i figured i'd clone the entire disk as is, then enlargen the data partition to fill the rest of the drive, using something like Paragon? (I have a spare PC so i can connect both disks at the same time when i clone them).

Now, I was planning on doing a sector-by-sector copy, so that every peice of data on the new SSD is identical to the old one, so that i can connect the new SSD into my laptop and as much as possible will remain the same in terms of file locations etc.

Yet i've seen on one of the UEFI tutorials that I shouldn't do a sector by sector clone on a GPT disk, because the UID numbers for the partitions will be the same as on the old disk, yet surely this is what I want in my case? As i'm only going to be using the one drive at any one time (going from the older to the newer one). Is this OK, can I still do a sector-by-sector clone in my case?

Let me know what you think, or whether I should be using a different method?

A:Cloning GPT SSD to larger SSD - sector by sector?

The UUID is internally used by Windows to identify the device and use it to mount the HD so if you clone sector by sector and connect both drives to the same PC, Windows will see the conflict and put one offline. It is OK if you use on another PC or connect only one to the same PC.

You can use Macrium Reflect Free to clone the SSD. After installation, click on Other Tasks->Edit Defaults from the menu->Backup to set the option. See the screen shot:

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My laptop's original HDD failed recently. I managed to save my files but I still have to spend weeks to re-install all my programs. Therefore, I bought two identical HDDs, one will be internal, the other one external. I plan to regularly sector-by-sector back-up the internal unit on the external one so that, if the internal HDD fails, all I'd have to do is simply swap the HDDs to be back in business right away (without doing any other restore operations). What would be the best-suited software for doing this? Is Norton Ghost the best? Are there other good ones? Which one would you recommend? Thanks.
 

A:Sector-by-Sector HDD Back-Up - Which Software is the Best?

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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?
 

A:Harddisk!

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hi

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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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.
 

A:Best HARDDISK

Get Seagate 500GB SATA-II

125bucks.
 

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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

A:harddisk

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/

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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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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?
 

A:Harddisk

The only 20 GB HDD I could find on the Compaq site is 20GB Ultra ATA 100 Hard Drive (7200rpm)
251974-B21

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 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
wtf?
 

A:only 1/2 of harddisk is there!

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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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Hello,

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.ruiter
 

A:add a second harddisk

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

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Hello,
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


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


Hi.

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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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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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?

ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 MB
500GB sata Hitachi HDD
2GB Ram
3.2GB CPU
Windows 7 Ultimate

A:USB Harddisk

Does the USB adaptor work correctly with any other drive?

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Hello, this is not a problem but a question.

Will using command prompt to clean (total format) my hard drive have any positive effect on the bad sectors of the device?

Any reply will be most appreciated. Thanks y'all
 

A:Bad Sector

if you use chkdsk you can identify bad blocks (format will do the same)
the program chkdsk will try and recover the data in the bad block and allocate to another area of the disk and then flag the area as a badblock so it does not get used again
most drives will have some bad blocks - but if they start to increase consistently - that is often a sign the drive is failing

What do you mean exactly by
have any positive effect on the bad sectorsClick to expand...
 

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Disk Type : SATA with SCSI controller

1. When chkdsk reports a "Bad Sector" on this type of disk is this a physical, logical or can be either error?

2. Can a high-level reformat (e.g. Windows XP Format) sometimes fix the disk or does it just "hide" the bad sector from the OS ?
 

A:Bad sector

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Toshiba Laptop is keep saying it has a bad sector, how can I correct this problem.

Thanks!
 

A:Bad sector

What OS are you running? Use either scandisk/chkdsk or? If this is a continuing problem replace the drive.
 

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How can i fix the bad sector for HDD?
 

A:BAD SECTOR in HDD

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my 40 gig hdd has some bad sectors on it and i want to know is there any free software i can use to fix it or if i have to buy the software i will buy it as long someone can recommend some software
 

A:How to fix bad sector on hdd

Have you tried letting Windows see if it can fix the bad sectors?

Double click my computer and right click on your hard drive. Select properties/tools/error checking/check now.

Tick Automatically fix file system errors and tick scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. Click Start and follow the prompts to schedule a disk check and reboot your computer.

Regards Howard
 

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I checked for my external HD for bad sectors by HD tune PRO it displayed 47 bad sectors..I was shocked to see this and to verify I checked the disk using default windows tool.I chose scan and attempt recovery of bad sectors and the report showed no problems..Does it really have bad sectors?

A:Bad sector

I dont know how it this problem arose

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my 40gb hard drive has developed bad sectors. how can I get rid of these bad sectors? please guide me
 

A:Bad Sector

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Hi. I own a laptop Pavilion Dm4 and I protect my files in a partition on HDD by Simplepass protection. and hide this partition by change the security permissions. Now I get HDD 1 (301) error and can not accept OS Setup . I change the HDD by New One and Inistall a New OS But when I try open my old HHD by external USB method and change permission the files appear but not open ( Access is denied ) and when I try to open encryption by Simplepass The program told me ( No protection ) . Please Help ........ Thanks

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ill just ask what to do with a hard drive having a bad sector? my using seagate 20 GB & maxtor 80 gb. they both have a bad sectors 9 kb.... is there any software which can eliminate this bad sectors? colud please just someone explain this to me im having a hard time coz when my pc boots it hangs in the middle of the process and when i restarted it its fine, but most of the time it hangs, im using win xp in 80 gb (master) and win 98 in 20 gb (slave) and their both having a 9kb of bad sectors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i already used this defrag in windows but still my pc hangs when its on its way to boot? pls. help!!!!!!!!!!!!1 could someone explain this and could someone help with problem im going nuts i really need my files!!!!!!!!!! is their any software utilities for these or anything else which can me ? pls. thank you and GOD BLESS U always and more power to all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 thanks in advace
 

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Hey, I have a bad sector on my hd (4kb bad sector). I am running xp and this shows up in the summary (i can only run scandisk on restart).......anyway, what type of problems can a bad sector cause? do i need a new drive...
as long as we're asking....if i get a new drive, i notice they connect with ATA...but my current hd connects with IDE....do i need anything new?
 

A:HD bad sector help

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Hi everyone

I have a bad sector in my hard disk.
when I checked it from error after rebooting it said that there is a 32 kb of the hard bad sector.
it is too small but it makes the windows to be slowly

Is there anyway to fix it?
How?
Thanks

Ahmed Hassan
 

A:bad sector????

The only way to eliminate a bad sector entirely is to replace the hard disk. The system has indicated there is physically a bad/defective microscopic spot on the disk platter.
 

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Resinstalled 7 on Dell Inspiron 1545 which had just passed Dell Diagnostics run from partition, which I saved on HD.

OS runs fine but I wanted to confirm Diagnostics still ran from F12 so booted in to run it while I went out. Upon return I find dell diagnostics error code 8146 MSg Error code 2000-0146 which research shows could be a false positive when choosing AHCI mode instead of SATA (as I did) - some users got same error after replacing drive, but didn't after reinstalling in SATA.

But to be sure I ran HD Diagnostics boot scan. Since it's Samsung HD there's no OEM diagnostics for it so I ran Partition Wizard boot CD Surface scan and it found one lone bad sector in the middle of the HD.

Here's my question: Since I only did a quick format during install on the C partition (having deleted SysReserved, Recovery and C to recreate C and SysReserved) just to be sure the sector is quarantined should I reformat it with Diskpart full Format so I know the bad sector is quarantined? Any other suggestions of precautions?

Thanks in advance.

A:One Little Bad Sector

I`ve found that with a bad sector ( I have 2 1TB drives each with 1 bad sector ) no more data has been written to those areas and it`s never been a problem and they`ve been running for 2 years. If it`s for a company and they want to pay to get the drives replaced, then they should. I will look into seeing if formatting does anyhting, but I highly doubt it. A bad sector is a bad sector.

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Hi Guys,
My comp's been having this very wierd problem lately.

My harddisk shuts down automatically.Everything's fine one moment,then suddenly the orange light on the cpu(which shows hdd activity)goes off and the monitor also shuts down(the green power indicator on it turns to orange). Although the green light on the cpu(indicating power supply)still remains on.Now,in this state, even if i try to press the cpu restart button,nothing happens.I have to cut the power supply from the wall socket and then restart the pc.

Now,this situation happens randomly.It's not overheating probably because it can happen anytime after switching the pc on,10 mins or 2 hours.But another thing is that this issue happens only wen i'm watchin a movie saved on disk or playing a game like Counterstrike etc.I can surf the net or listen to music for hours and nothing happens.Even while watching a movie or gaming,it won't happen always. Sometimes several days go by before anything happens,on other days it happens every 5 mins.
I've opened the cabinet and interchanged the power and data cables between my cd-drive and harddisk,to check whether anything's wrong with the cables.But still da same problem.i've even tried using different players to watch the movies(VLC,Media player Classic),but no use.I observed the cpu usage during movie playing and it hovers around 15-20%.

My pc's config is AMD athlon 2400+ xp,256mb ddr,onboarg graphics suspport,samsung 80gb 72... Read more

A:Help: Harddisk shuts down...

Have you checked your hard drive for bab clusters?
Also what kind of PSU do you have?
 

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hi,
i had some problems booting to my xp pro.
the system was unstable. sometimes it booted but then crashed. sometimes didn't even booted.
so i installed my old hd. installed xp on it. & when i tried ti access my problematic hd windows told me the drive should be formated first
why format it? i can boot from it so there is data there...

i want to backup the data there before formating. then i'll install xp on it. (that is why i used my old hd).

thanks
 

A:HardDisk Problems

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I need the harddisk driver to my HP x2 210 G1 detachable tablet. I try to use the SCCM to deploy a new image to my tablet, but I need the driver to the harddisk. I have spoken to a technician at HP Support, and he told me that the harddisk was on the motherboard and that there was no driver available. I find this hard to believe. Can anyone help me to find this driver?

A:Harddisk driver x2 210

I wish I could help with your pxe boot problem. Have you tested that this particular usb adapter works/boot on other PCs? Our tablet is a "system on a chip (SoC)" so the drivers are bundled together as you see on the HP support page. The chipset download contain the emmc driver as well. . Intel does have newer drivers for a few of the devices, you can get these by using something like windows update minitool. I doubt new drivers will fix your issue since it seems to be a pre-OS boot issue.

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hi,
am using HP dv2500 notebook,it has vista home premium OS , but i formatted with vista business . The problem is my hard disk is hitting , why and how to resolve it. and any problem if counties using.
 

A:why my harddisk hitting

Do you mean your hard drive is making a tick tick sound ? ( what do you mean by 'hitting' ?) If you hard drive is making a ticking sound, then you should look into getting a new hard drive.
 

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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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Hi.
I have an external harddisk of 1TB recently it became RAW type and i have lot of data in it so I tried TESTDISK but everything goes fine but in the end it happens nothing, it again shows in RAW format and windows ask me to format the disk to use it.

Somebody help me.Thanks in advance
 

A:External HardDisk became RAW

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I have windows XP professional on a 40GB harddisk, but I can't get it to boot up! I'm sure it has something to do with the MBR. The computer is an old compaq, with a floppy A: drive that does not work!
I'm totally new to this sort of problem, so I'd be really gratefull for clear instructions on how I can get it up and running again.

For example I found a download for a DOS that I can use via the CD drive. However I haven't a clue as to how I can use it to boot up or fix the MBR, if it is indeed possible!

Grateful for any help, advice or suggestions.
 

A:No boot from my harddisk

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Getting Error. 2215-EIT Failure. VA boot record read failure.Ensure drive with VA image is installed correctly. how to solve the issue and its urgent Regards, Yogesh Parate - IT Engineer.

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I've had many harddisks in my time. I actually think all of them have broken down at some point.
It seems like in resent years they have broken down more and more often.

Most times the harddisks have begun to make clicksounds or spinning randomly down/up and in the end completely break down and/or i send the harddisk back on warranty..

The drives have been ATA and S-ATA 1/2.
The last two disks i sent back were Sata2 and was about half a year ago, and now one of the new ones does the 'spinning randomly down/up'.
It seems like it may be a bad connection. When it begins to click and the computer "stops"(sometimes making a BSOD and sometimes just spins up again and keeps on trucking) i try to wiggle the cables a bit, but it doesn't really seem to do anything...

I've tried before that it was the PSU, where it helped exchanging that, but i don't have another one to try out with...
And i only have two HDD's(a Maxtor and seagate, it's the Maxtor that's crapping out) and the rest in my signature which shouldn't use much power -I measured it to only 150W...
The PSU is about 3 years old..

If it helps, i use Torrent's alot and often copy/move things around on the disks...
I just don't understand how most of my disks only last less than 2 years...
Could it be lack of cooling perhaps? It's usually around 30c in the case, the fans behind the HDD's are turned off though..
 

A:Harddisk's failing.. Again and again..

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Hi guys, I want to add a second harddrive to my new Elitebook 840 G4 but I'm missing the correct caddy. There is no caddy built in! Where I can find the correct caddy for the harddrive? best regards,Jet Ren Gen

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how can i install xp sp3 on my usbharddisk? i can try this but it give error.

A:os installed on usb harddisk

Your computer must be able to boot from a USB port.

This is a very hard thing to accomplish and it probably should not be attempted by an average user.

More information can be found here.
http://www.ngine.de/index.jsp?pageid=4176

-Coolfreak

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Hello, my friend recently formated one of his hdd (the main), he put windows XP on it.. evreything works fine... on the bootup it finds 2 hdd.. so evreything is normal... same thing in the bios... but once he goes on my computer there's only one hdd, only the master.. it looks like that it doesn't find the slave. You guys have some advices?? Please let me know as soon as possibile.

Sincerely
Massimo
 

A:Problem with Harddisk!

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Hello Support, i wanted to know how i could replace the harddisk in my laptop. but i cant find the manual. Help is appreciated thanksPeter

A:Replace harddisk

As we have properly understood your issue you want to replace your hard disk in  your laptop for this please follow these steps: Turn the computer off and remove the back panel. Look for any screws securing your drive to the laptop. Lift the old drive up about 30 or 45 degrees and pull it out.In its place, install the SSD and put the back panel on.Nitin singh guleria

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