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Solved: Drive Crashed - XP installed on 2nd Drive - Replaced Drive Won't Work

Question: Solved: Drive Crashed - XP installed on 2nd Drive - Replaced Drive Won't Work

I have a Dell Dimension 4700 running XP Service Pack 3. My original Western Digital Drive was dying. This drive was the boot drive and listed first in "setup" (after hitting F2) There was also a 300GB Maxtor SATA drive already installed which I used for data storage -- not bootable. It was listed 2nd in "setup".

Ultimately the WD Drive wouldn't boot. I cleared the 300GB Maxtor and did a clean install Win XP from manuf. disks WITHOUT removing the WD - Drive 1 first. (I had hoped to remove some data I hadn't yet back up

I tried rebooting BUT if both disks were set to "On" in "setup - F2" the system would NOT boot. If Disk 1 (WD Drive) was turned off the system would boot fine. I removed the "boot partition" on Disk 1 but if both drives were turn on - no go.

I have now replaced the defective drive (WD) with a Maxtor SATA II/300 (1 TB).

The boot drive (300GB Maxtor) is the "last" drive on the SATA interface cable and the new drive (1 TB) is on the second to last connector.
Still, if the blank, new drive is turned on in "setup - F2" the system won't boot. If off, system boots. (I want to use the 1 TB drive solely for data storage).

It seems the SATA controller refuses to recognize the bootable drive if both drives are active. All I can think of is this is due to the 300GB being "Drive 2" in my original system and still listed that way in "setup". There is NO ability to choose one SATA drive over the other in Boot Order (F12).

If turned on, the 1TB drive is recognized in "setup" but the system won't boot.

Help is GREATLY appreciated --- cause I need some sleep.
Tim

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Answer: Solved: Drive Crashed - XP installed on 2nd Drive - Replaced Drive Won't Work

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I have a Lenovo Z50. My hard drive crashed and was replaced. I can no longer find Lenovo Energy Options anywhere on my laptop. I am trying to turn on conservation mode for my battery. Did I lose this functionality when I replaced my hard drive?   

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Last week I took out a bad, old CD-RW drive and put a new one in.
Works great!

Bad news is my DVD drive was working fine before this new CD-RW install.
DVD will play through DVD Media Player Classic but not with RealPlayer or Windows Media. DVD's used to play just fine with other players, but now...
only Media Player Classic.

Sounds like a drive issue, but why would my DVD drivers be changed when I didnt mess with the DVD drive?

Thanks,
 

Answer:Installed New CD-R Drive...Now DVD Drive Wont Work!

What happens when you try to play it with another player?
 

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Hi all,

I've just fitted a new ssd drive but want to use it as just an extra drive. Already have a functioning ssd as boot drive plus hdd. I want to use the new drive purely for gaming. Software that came with new drive seems to only want to clone boot drive, which I don't. As mentioned, it's fitted and visible on device manager, but not showing up as working drive on "My Computer".

How do I proceed?

Cheers.
 

Answer:Solved: Installed new ssd drive how to make it work?

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On Saturday, the hubs stopped by a coupon site that had a nasty virus and rendered our Dell Inspiron unbootable.  He had to do a hard shut down. After that, it never booted into windows again. It limped along for a few hours while I was able to run diagnostics, which reported a failing hard drive, and then eventually it completely puttered out and wouldn't boot at all. Sometime during this process, though I can't remember when, the external hard drive we use for backing up was unplugged. (So yes, I have an external hard drive and was using it for automatic backups, so I have the ability to restore files.)
Rather than take any chances, I ordered a new hard drive and installed it today, and now windows 10 is finished installing.
So I've installed new hard drives before, but have never suffered a virus attack like this. 
The question, then what should I do about restoring files from the external hard drive? I used McAfee (which was running at the time of the attack) to scan the external hard drive and it found nothing. (then again, it didn't stop the attack, either). 
Is it safe to restore files from file history? (Or alternatively to use the windows 7 version of restoring)?
What's the best, safest way to proceed in order to make sure we don't get reinfected?

Answer:Replaced hard drive after virus, windows 10 installed, now what?

One more thing... the last time I had to restore files, I was in Windows 7, and I remember having trouble with multiple user accounts. I can't remember which was is right, but I seem to remember that it mattered whether I went ahead and made the second user account first and then restored or whether I was supposed to just restore the files and then that would create the account. Either way, I'd like to know how Windows 10 handles it before I do anything. Thanks!

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On Saturday, the hubs stopped by a coupon site that had a nasty virus and rendered our Dell Inspiron unbootable.  He had to do a hard shut down. After that, it never booted into windows again. It limped along for a few hours while I was able to run diagnostics, which reported a failing hard drive, and then eventually it completely puttered out and wouldn't boot at all. Sometime during this process, though I can't remember when, the external hard drive we use for backing up was unplugged. (So yes, I have an external hard drive and was using it for automatic backups, so I have the ability to restore files.)
Rather than take any chances, I ordered a new hard drive and installed it today, and now windows 10 is finished installing.
So I've installed new hard drives before, but have never suffered a virus attack like this. 
The question, then what should I do about restoring files from the external hard drive? I used McAfee (which was running at the time of the attack) to scan the external hard drive and it found nothing. (then again, it didn't stop the attack, either). 
Is it safe to restore files from file history? (Or alternatively to use the windows 7 version of restoring)?
What's the best, safest way to proceed in order to make sure we don't get reinfected?

Answer:Replaced hard drive after virus, windows 10 installed, now what?

One more thing... the last time I had to restore files, I was in Windows 7, and I remember having trouble with multiple user accounts. I can't remember which was is right, but I seem to remember that it mattered whether I went ahead and made the second user account first and then restored or whether I was supposed to just restore the files and then that would create the account. Either way, I'd like to know how Windows 10 handles it before I do anything. Thanks!

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I purchased a new drive, plus migration toolkit on 9/3/09. The transfer went perfectly but my old drive will not work when fitted into the supplied drive enclosure. When connected to my XP laptop the drive just clicks and is not recognised by Windows. When fitted into my Vista machine I can see the drive in Drive Manager but it will not initialise. I get the error message ?Drive Error (cyclic redundancy check)?. The drive was working fine in the Vista machine and was only replaced because I needed a larger drive. Drivemylaptop supplied it but haven't answered my emails asking for help.Any ideas

Answer:Replaced HD-all OK but old drive won't work in enc

Sounds like faulty partition info, in other words its corrupt

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Hello, I just got a new Dell Dimension E521 with Vista as the operating system. Vista Stinks! For most programs, including video and audio from XP Service Pack 2 Vista doesn't recognize drivers that were fine with XP Service Pack 2.
Even Sonic and Roxio, which are installed on the damn thing give these same problems.

My internet connection is also no better at all and was outright disabled with a message "something has caused Microsoft Internet to stop working" after I tried
to install basic version of Zone Alarm.
Then on reboot it says "unauthorized change made to your license, you must verify your software online". This message come up before the desktop appears and this screen is frozen whether you choose the "verify" or "cancel" option.

Couldn't shut down by any means either, including Control Alt Delete, it wouldn't bring up that window. Had to literally pull the plug and reboot into Safe Mode where I uninstalled Zone Alarm and a couple of other functions that worked perfectly in XP2.

Then I was able to re-boot normally, the message did not come up again.

I hate Vista. Not interested in any "fixes", not worth the trouble. The only fix for Vista is a sledgehammer to the drive!

My hope is this: can I get the hard drive removed and replace it with a clean hard drive that has XP sp2 on it, or am I stuck with this P.O.S. Operating System?

The computer in question is a brand new Dell Dimension E521, 2.0 GH... Read more

Answer:Solved: Can Dell hard drive with Vista be replaced with Hard Drive XP?

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A week ago, a strange clicking noise befalled us whenever we attempted to boot the system. The BIOS welcome screen would run for much longer than usual, and then a message "No internal hard drive found." would display. We thought it would be a hard drive error and replaced it.

Now, however, placing in a bootable OS installation CD does not work! Whenever we try, the computer acts like there is no CD (although sometimes the CD does begin to spin), and says there is no boot device available.

I have tried a Ubuntu CD, a Windows Vista CD, a Windows XP CD, and none of them work. It does not matter what CD you put in; it does not work.

So what is the problem? Is it fixable? Was it the hard drive that broke?

The system is a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop.
 

Answer:Solved: After upgrading hard drive for Inspiron 5150 laptop, CD drive does not work

Never mind, everyone! It turns out, after I took it out and put it back in, it worked again. Maybe a connection problem... who knows.
 

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Hello,The hard drive for my HP p6320 went bad and I had to replace it.  I swapped it out for a Seagate Barracuda XT.  I thought that all I needed to do was plug the new drive into the old drives cables, turn it on and maybe go through some Bios configuration, but when I went to turn on the PC my monitor just kept going into auto save mode.  At this point I have absolutely nothing coming up on my monitor, except the auto save message, and I'm not hearing any POST beeps.  I've also noticed that my CD/DVD drive will open when I push the button and then close shortly after on its own with no command from me.I've tried removing the CMOS battery, checking all the connections and used both analog and digital monitor cables to no avail.  I'm really not sure what to do at this point and any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Replaced a failed hard drive and now nothing seems to work.

What is your operating system? truenorth

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Hi, a bit of a backstory on this would be that I had taken the hard drive from this computer to be a mass storage drive on my new computer. I then decided to convert this computer into a light web browsing machine for my mother, so I installed a new hard drive and Windows 10 64 bit. However, it seems that the microphone cannot be found in the devices menu, however the webcam and speakers work fine. If somebody could provides help or give me a link to a driver I can install, that would be wonderful. Thanks!  Spoiler (Highlight to read)------------------System Information------------------      Time of this report: 7/17/2016, 23:38:05             Machine name: DESKTOP-TUJN3MC         Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release_sec.160328-1908)                 Language: English (Regional Setting: English)      System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion             System Model: WW645AA-ABA 300-1223                     BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/11/10 16:07:02 Ver: 5.10             &nbs... Read more

Answer:Replaced hard drive, microphone does not work

@ConspiracyPizza?, welcome to the forum. The first thing that you should do is run Windows Update to see if that helps.  If not, go into the Control Panel / Sound and check to see that the microphone is selected as the Default. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hi,

I have an A10 notebook. the hard drive died on me and has been taken out. I've bought a new hard drive, put it in and turned it back on.

Comes up with media test failure, check cable\insert system disk in drive.

I don't have any system disk, I just have a cd with drivers that I got when bought the laptop.

How do I get a system disk? any ideas?

Answer:Replaced hard drive on Satellite A10 would not work

A solution can be to reseat the drive PROPERLY and try it again.

In most cases the drive was just connected unproper so it has no connection and cannot be recognized.
Or try to connect another HDD in that machine to exclude an error on the HDD-connector.

But if you are 10000% sure that you connected your drive properly and your test with an another HDD was successful, then send the HDD to the dealer where you purchased it
and put the drive in, which they send back to you.

Greets

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Hello gurus, I replaced the HD with Samsung 500GB SSD, and have been loving it.  However, ever since I did that, I do not see the 2nd pre-installed 15GB SANDISK SSD Drive anymore in the explorer.    Anyone know what I can do to make the second drive be recognizable by the computer?   This is potentially a related problem but I also have trouble installing Windows 10, because it says it can't find a partition.  Can I use the second SSD drive as the partition for the install?   

Answer:T450S: After upgrading main drive to SSD drive, do not see the second pre-installed SSD drive

This smaller SSD is designed to use software and be a cache drive. It wouldn't show in File Explorer. You can check Device Manager.

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For my wife's computer her hard drive has failed and will lose Windows 10 please advise best method to resolve and restore computer use with Win. 10 after drive is installed with her original Win.7 (now called illegal)

Answer:Hard drive failure how to restore Window 10 when drive is replaced????

ltruex said:

For my wife's computer her hard drive has failed and will lose Windows 10 please advise best method to resolve and restore computer use with Win. 10 after drive is installed with her original Win.7 (now called illegal)



First, did you make a System Image of your Windows 10 before the fault. If so, you could reinstall it from that image. You could come back here and someone would tell you how to do it. It is quite simple. If not:

I'm not an expert but I have studied how to re-install Windows 10 if needed. One method (a Clean Install) is to go to Microsoft's site and download their Media Creation tool. Run this and it will copy certain info about your computer. You will be asked to store this on a DVD or a USB stick ("thumb drive") of about 4 GB in size. You then put the CD in to your drive (or plug the USB stick into a USB socket) and restart the computer. This should start up in the DVD or the USB (it did that for me automatically) and you will be connected to Microsoft's site where windows 10 will download. Then you will be asked to run that and a fresh Windows 10 will install on your computer.

I have done this only up to the stage of downloading and storing the data mentioned above on to (in my case) a DVD. Instructions said that you do not need to use your key to activate the Windows 10 because you had Windows 10 already in your computer.

EDIT: Another message just posted gave the address for the MS Media Creation tool:

Wi... Read more

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For my wife's computer her hard drive has failed and will lose Windows 10 please advise best method to resolve and restore computer use with Win. 10 after drive is installed with her original Win.7 (now called illegal)

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Hey everyone! So as the title states I am trying to trouble shoot a company laptop which had its hard drive crash last week. Lenovo sent me a replacement hard drive through my service ticket but after installation it just constantly goes to the boot order menu even after selecting the correct hard drive. Shouldn't this come with Windows 10 already installed? Straight from the factory it came with the OS. I tried booting from a windows 7 disc in case the operating system wasn't on the new hard drive but I get the same issue. It keeps going into a loop for the boot order. When I select something it just takes me back to the menu. Any help here is appreciated. Thank you!

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 N5050.
This unit was having high lag and memory utilization of 100% shown in task manager and resource monitor. Ran Dell Extended Troubleshooting. Results = Hard Drive error. Replace hard drive.
What are the Hard Drive specs for this unit.
This unit runs Win 7. How do I reinstall on new hard drive?
Thank you in advance for your help!

Answer:Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive Crashed. Drive type and OS Reinstall help

Any 2.5" SATA notebook drive will work that's 9.5 mm or slimmer.
Ideally you prepared a set of recovery media when you received the system -- if you did not, you will need to contact Dell to purchase that now.

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Dell Dimension 8400 (about 3-4 years old). Stock SATA 160gb hard drive crashed (got the blue screen, all the codes, etc.) Took it to a computer place, they also said the HD crashed. I have bought a replacement 250gb SATA HD - attached the two inputs to the back (one thin and ling, one thin and short) and all I get on boot up is a couple of chirps and the screen says "Drive 1 (and 2 and 3) Not Found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" and repeats for drives two and three. The drive is warm, it's being accessed (it's humming), but I've also tried a third 160gb drive, same thing. I even replaced the original drive back in and the same thing - not even the blue screen and error codes any more.

Went to F2 set up, set to auto detect, all (SATA) drives sets to 'on.'

I'm computer literate, but not a techy or anything.

Totally lost now. Please help.

emsguy4you at aol dot com
 

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Hey guys,

Recently my windows xp OS hard drive crashed on me. In desperation I installed a new HD with windows XP making my crashed drive the slave {So I can still salvage my files}. So far so good, until I tried to get into a few folders of mine that I had protected by Everstrike's Universal Shield 4.1. When I try to view these folders, I get access denied. I've tried logging in as administrator, safe mode, going through the registry to try and manual uninstall, re-downloading, installing and uninstalling Universal Shield- all to no avail. The uninstall freezes up on me every time.

What I believe is happening, is that Universal shield must still be installed on my slave drive, still protecting those folders that I had it lock.

How can I get rid of Universal shield on my slave drive, giving me access to the folders I need to back up? Any ideas?

Thanks a lot, hope we can get this figured out.

Answer:HD Crashed, How to find files you've hidden on old OS drive when old OS drive is now slave?

If I can't figure this out, i'm going to lose about 5 years worth of pictures and documents I've wanted to save. Anyone have any thing to help?

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Hi Guys  So I decided to replace my internal Optical Drive with the orginal Hard Drive that came with the laptop, I used a caddy which I bought from eBay and all went well and works well. I have noticed one issue though, with the original Optical Drive there is a little screw which goes through the end of the optical drive and into the main section of the laptop under the keyboard (I hope people know what I mean). Anyway with the replacement caddy it does not have this hole for the screw so I am unable to secure the caddy in place.  What this all means is that I can literally pull the caddy out of laptop while using it as it's not secured, has anyone else performed this replacement and had this issue and know what can be done to secure it (other than blue tack or something). Thanks in advance

Answer:Replaced Optical Drive with Hard Drive

Bump

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Hi everyone

Out of the blue if try to use the A drive, I get a message which reads "no disk Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 75b6bf9c 75b6bf9c:

Is the drive dead? I scanned for spyware & viruses (spyware doctor and AVG - both updated) and nothing showed up. What can I do to rectify this? My CD & DVD drives work fine.

XP home, P4 1 gb ram

Anyone HELP!

Thanks

Larry (Moreproblems)
 

Answer:Solved: Floppy drive (A drive)won't work

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BTW, I performed a CHKDSK (fixed bad sectors) on my old SSD, which continually crashed to BSOD half way through, which i needed to reboot meaning CHKDSK would start again, never ending cycle (Hit any key to stop CHKDSK doesn't work because the keyboard is turned off when that happens, for some strange reason??). I hope CHKDSK is part of a AUTOEXEC.BAT and not the BIOS because I would hate to have this start over with my new SSD installed.

BTW, I pretty annoyed my Corsair only lasted 2 1/2 years, I realise it should be still under warranty but I want to upgrade to something bigger.

Anyhelp Appreciated.

Ta

Answer:Simpliest way to install new boot drive, SSD C: Drive crashed

You will be able to install front the Windows 7 disk that you have, follow Clean Install Windows 7 for the perfect install.

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Answer:Sata USB slave drive to recover crashed drive

the noise you are hearing is a good sign, but maybe windows is assigning the drive a letter that is already in use? if you right click "my computer" and go to manage. then click on disk management, take a screen shot of that and attach it to a post on here..i might be able to help.
 

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My hard drive crashed on my desktop computer. It started making noises and then just locked up. I replaced the hard drive and my recover disc won't work. My question is this. I can borrow a Windows XP Professional oem installation disc from my employer. Can I install from my employer's disc and use my Product I.D. Code to reinstall XP Pro onto my computer? Thanks in advance.

Docshank

Answer:Hard Drive crashed, recover disc won't work

As long as your product Code is for the same version, Xp Pro OEM.
Check the COA sticker on your PC, if the key is for an OEM XP Pro install, then you can. If you have XP Home though, you'd need an XP Home OEM Disk.

If you installed from a Retail disk, you would need a Retail disk to use with your Product key.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop and had to replace the hard drive due to a virus.
The harddrive I had was
Samsung HM250HI 250G 5
400 RPM SATA (M7S2) Hard drive

the company I ordered from sent
Hard drive 250GB, S2, 5.4K, 2.5 WD-ML160
I installled it and it seems to run slower, is this the same hard drive?
 

Answer:Solved: Hard drive replaced

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Hello,

I believe I may be attempting to fix an HP lemon, which may have problems above my pay grade.

3 year old HP tower running Vista, with numerous problems. Reinstalled fresh OS using factory restore disks, yet computer still performs terribly.

In addition to sluggish performance & freezes, the DVD operation is sporadic, which is what I would like to focus on here on this thread. I can burn a DVD using Pinnacle Studio 12, but I cannot get Windows Media Player to burn a simple MP3 track to a CD-R. Half the media I put in the drive does not register, media that I know works on other computers. The drive behavior seems weird and not right when I listen to it and watch the read light.

After hooking up an external USB DVD drive, I'm getting similar problems. There is a very small chance that the external USB DVD drive if faulty. That would be quite a coincidence. I don't think this is the case.

Does it make sense that I would be having the same problem with an internal DVD drive as I would with an external USB DVD drive? Does this mean something as far as an obvious hardware problem?

This computer is from the same series of HP desktops that were deemed faulty in a class action lawsuit. Pavillion Elite m9660f. Yet I'm not sure if this exact model is one of the lemons. Either way, it's too late as the deadline to join the suit was last October.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: DVD drive replaced but still not working?

I would like to know what is the computer component - either software or hardware that precedes the actual DVD drive. Some sort of controller? If the drive itself is okay, might it be this particular component? Can this be tested using HP diagnostics?
 

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Good evening,

I hope someone can help. A couple of weeks ago I updated my computer. Now the cd and dvd drive don't work and I lost sound. I admit I hadn't updated my computer for fear something like this would happen. I went into the Device Manager and saw that both drives have the yellow tirangle next to them. The error code I get is code 39: "the driver is missing or corrupted" I went to the Microsoft website for help. I went though all of their fixes for this error and nothing helped. I'm told I may have to reinstall my operating system, something I don't look foward to at all. any help that would fix this would be appreciated.

I also tried the reg.edit, xp_cd_dvd_fix and a few others but nothing helped.
 

Answer:Solved: cd drive and dvd drive won't work

1. Click on START button, the click on RUN.

2. Enter REGEDIT and press Enter.

3. When REGEDIT starts, open up the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/
{4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.

4. After clicking on {4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} you should see two settings on the right-hand side:
"Upperfilters"
"Lowerfilters"
Click on each of them, press DELETE and click YES.

Or you can download this reg file to do the same thing. Or CDGone Variant if the other didn't work or you once had Roxio.

If that doesn't do it, remove the devices from Device Manager and reboot.
 

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Elvandil was assisting me with my Acer 5100 computer. We had tried to install XP on a the computer that had a busted cd-drom drive. I have replaced the cd-rom drive and it appears in my BIOS, but it still will not boot from cd (even though i have the order in bios set to read the cd-rom first)...it just goes right to the "windows cannot find such and such folder to repair insert cd and press r". The cd-rom drive spins like its going to go, but it does not load. What can I do to get the cd-rom drive to read the cd instead of going to the windows error first? SHould i use the hitachi drive fitness test to wipe the drive then reinstall windows?
 

Answer:Solved: Cd-rom drive replaced, still wont boot windows

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I recieved a blue screen error on my DELL Inspiron 530S. I can not boot at all but am trying to recover files with an external hard drive, which my tech friend said I should be able to do. I Need help! Any input or information would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Hard Drive Crashed

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i hope my questions aren't too general, but i'm trying to research something for my dad and i have limited information from him. if i need more info, i can always ask him, but here's the deal:

dad has a pc (dell, i believe) running XP home version, and using ie as his browser. he was accessing the net via comcast cable.

one day he got some popup telling him there was a virus on his computer and click here or enter some crap to fix it. when he got to the point where it was asking for personal info, he knew he was in trouble. from there he couldn't get out of whatever windows he was in, and ended up calling some Geek Squad to fix it.

after taking it in, the verdict was (i believe) that his hard drive had crashed and couldn't be fixed. dad is now buying a brand new computer.

#1 - does it sound plausible that a virus would ruin a computer to the point that it couldn't be restored?

second issue: not sure why he's not doing this himself, but he said he would pay to replace just the hard drive if it didn't cost too much, and give the computer to me since it's (presumably) newer than what i'm using (better monitor, etc)

#2 - i'm not afraid to open the box up and pop in a new part. he's got the formating disc. is this as easy as it sounds, and if so, what's the best way to go about finding a replacement hard drive?

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Answer:Solved: Hard drive crashed?

If you have the recovery disk why not just run it on the pc as it is and see if it works ?

Gus
 

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Hi, The kids were on the PC, turned off the surge suppressor and turned it back on immediately, now the system will not boot. I believe the drive is physically damaged because of the clicking and the fact the BIOS does not see the drive. Pictures are on a second drive, but main drive has alot of programs and emails needed. Since we don't have a backup, I'm here to ask about data recovery services, what to look for, what to ask, how much usually, that sort of info. Is contacting a service the way to go, or is there some other route to try first?
Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Hard Drive Crashed

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I have a Compaq Armada M700 running xp home edition....my hard drive started clicking and then all of a sudden a black screen came up and read 1720: SMART HARD DRIVER DETECTS IMMINENTFAILURE...FAILING ATTR.05 anyhow my laptop wont boot not even in safe mode, my F11 key wont even pull up bios to try to restore factory settings.....any chance on possibly savin' my laptop? Can I possibly hook my laptop to my husbands and update my hard drive thinkin' updating might temporarily fix problem? Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Hard Drive CRASHED?

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I installed a second hard drive in place of the DVD drive and now when my computer is plugged in it won't charge (it says plugged in, not charging).  I can't imagine that the power adapter isn't able to handle a second hard drive because I've seen plenty of people that said they put two hard drives in their w530.  Is there some kind of driver or setting that I need to reset to make this work again?  I'm on windows 8.1 by the way so a lot of the solutions I've found by googling do not apply to my system.

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I swapped my 320 GB Hard drive for a 1 TB hard drive. Used Acronis True Image WD to clone the drive. Seems to be working OK except when I tried to update windows. It comes up with " Cant update because service is not turned on." So I went to Services to check it and it is showing that it is running. Kinda lost as to what I might have wrong here. Any help I sure would be great full.
 

Answer:Solved: Cloned Hard Drive, Than replaced HD, Now can't update windows

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I just bought a new P50. Bought a Crucial mx300 M.2 SATA SSD drive to install, bought the mounting kit and everything. Read over all the documentation including the hardware maintenance manual.  Installed the drive LABEL UP, with 6 pins on the left and 5 on the right. Turned on the laptop, instant electrical burning smell, SSD error. Turned off the laptop and found this.. There is also damage to the bay and the board.  NOW... I tried putting this drive in flipped over and went with the LABEL UP standard. I could not find ANY INFORMATION ON WHICH WAY TO INSTALL THE DRIVE... there is NOTHING about m.2 drives being asymmetrical.. no information anywhere for the p50 in regards to this. Not to mention you cannot even see the bay as you install it. Lenovo is currently refusing to cover damages by my warranty (I also purchased an extended warranty) Crucial sent me a new drive and is looking into it.  I'm waiting to hear from a repair technician, but basically customer service (who literally knew nothing about computers btw ) told me that it would not be covered because it wasn't a Lenovo drive.  Anyways, just wanted to vent and warn you all. I still can't find a definitive answer on which way to install it, or even if it was installed improperly. Lenovo simply called and told me it wouldn't be covered and they literally just said what I wrote down on the piece of paper.. they didn't even do a diagnostic or anything.. &... Read more

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I'm playing with a recently retired server running 32bit Windows 7 Professional. Originally it was configured as RAID 0 with 5 SATA drives. Those drives are gone but I want to install a spare 2TB SATA drive that I have. Using the RAID Management software I have created the drive and it shows the correct configured capacity. I initialized the disk with Disk Management and it lists the disk as online but it doesn't show up in the volume list with a drive letter. My intention is to use the 2TB drive as media storage. Other than combing RAID and Windows 7, what am I doing wrong? Am I better off reformatting everything and reloading Windows?

Answer:Unable to assign drive letter to newly installed SATA drive.

I had the same problem this week with a drive like that. Have you tried to reformat it? Also make sure your system can handle a 2TB drive.

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I have a backup drive that we had used for for a while (WD 6000aak), previously in an external drive enclosure. I connected it today via USB to find that the computer has the driver installed, the drive appears in the Devices list, but it does not show in My Computer. In "Disk Management" the drive appears but is not assigned a drive letter. Also, all the options for the volumes are greyed out and cannot be selected - thus I cannot assign a drive letter.

I have tried this on multiple computers. I have also removed it from the enclosure and connected the drive via SATA... the result is identical. I checked the bios and the drive appears there.

The drive does spin when powering up. It is hot (even though it cannot really be accessed).

Any suggestions? Is this drive done?

Answer:Hard drive installed, shows in Drive Mngmnt, in Bios, but not in Comp.

Go to Disk Management, in the bottom part of the screen, right click the drive, select 'change drive letter or path', next window select add, next window select a drive letter from the drop down box. For an external drive it's best to use a letter lower in the alphabet. If disk management wants to initialize and format it, don't do it if there is data on it you don't want to lose. If no data or if you don't care, go ahead. It will show in computer when a drive letter is assigned.

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Is it possible to have pre-installed vista on your internal drive then buy a new external drive, install XP on it and then boot that drive to use XP?
 

Answer:Running Xp on an external hard drive with Vista installed on internal drive.

Yes this is possible as long as your BIOS supports booting from USB.
 

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H Guys,Need help with this one. Got three Dell Latitude C810 Laptops and all three are coming up with the same message. Primary Hard Drive: NoneFixed Optical Drive: Not installed.I am very comfortable around computers / laptops  and thought I knew my way around them until now.The hard drives are all brand new 40GB IDE hard drives that work fine on other laptops (tested them). The laptops have the HD adapters fitted before I installed them in the laptops. Even bought three replacement adapters - just in case. Did not make any difference.When the units power up, they go through POST, spend ages on the splash screen and the error messages come up.The HD and Optical Drive is not registering in BIOS.I read somewhere to take out the battery, unplug laptop from mains and hold power botton for 30 seconds or so. Tried that no luck.Also read somewhere to have the Caps, Num and Scroll keys all on in or before going into BIOS and do the Alt+E, Alt+F and Alt+B. The Alt+B combination was supposed to be held until the laptop reboots itself. Held them down for almost a minute and nothing happened. Laptop did not reboot. The Alt+F did reset the Laptops Bios to default setting and dates, and nothing more. They still did not register the HD or Optical Drive.I have swapped out HDs, DVD ROMs, with or without battery, Swapped out RAMs - ram memtest on another laptop. They all came back okay.This is really thrown me and I'd realy appreciate some assitance.Cheers guys.KS

Answer:Dell Latitude C810 Primary hard drive : None Fixed optical drive : Not Installed

Dead CMOS batteries ? ?May be worth trying replacing 1 at least to see...

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I upgraded from a 60GB hard drive to a 320GB hard drive. Copied everything from the 40 to the 320. When unhook the 40 and start up with 320 it goes to start up and goes to a black screen saying Disk error occured press ctrl + alt + del to restart. there are no disks in the computer. The other hard drive will start up just fine though. Any ideas?

Answer:Installed new hard drive and won't work

Is that a SATA drive or IDE?

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I have a Dell 14-3452 given to me for my 10 year old grandson to use with Win10. It has the embedded eMMC installed with 32gb for C: drive. I was able to update Win10 to 1511. Not enough storage to upgrade to Win10 1607.
 
 I downloaded Win10 from Microsoft using the MCT to a USB stick with the intention of doing a clean install to the eMMC and then using a 64gb SD card for the Apps.
 
I screwed up and deleted the C: drive partitions, I should have extended them instead.  Win10 install said unable to install on drive.
 
Found a tip on Dell forum to use Shift +F10 at the WIN10 install screen to get to diskpart. Then, list disk>select disk 1>clean> create primary partition>active> format fs=fat32 quick>convert gpt
 
Since then Dell 41-3452 says no drive installed.  I’ve reloaded the default using F9 at the setup screen. I can’t remove this embedded C: drive to re-initialize. With the Win10 USB stick installed I select USB at F12 boot up, the PC goes straight to Dell ePSA pre boot assessment diagnostics.
 
I think I may have killed this PC.  Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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I was just copying files right from my c drive (which contains 2 defunct windows folders that the pc doesnt use.. I had no clue what i was attempting to do years ago with this install.) onto my e drive which is the primary drive. i am going to reformat the c drive to install windows 7.

Now what happened is that i went to disconnect the one drive to make 100% certain the windows folders on c are not in use (im sure theyre not since they havent been modified in years) but ran into an error on bootup where the system couldnt find the file ntldr. I had to burn this fix from my laptop onto a dvd and then run that and it fixed it. What happened was that in the root c drive folder was the ntldr file (and a few others apparently) that i moved into a folder on my e drive in my attempts to preserve everything from the c drive for after i format it.. I moved all those little files back to the root c drive. I checked in the root e folder and those files arent there. I was expecting there to be copies of them at least.

I then copied those files from the c: root dir to the E: root dir. I then unplugged c and booted and i get the "error loading os" or "os not found" i forget the exact error message... This may have something to do with e: being a SATA drive and c: being an IDE drive however.

Anyway, for whatever reason, the pc will not recognize the e drive on the SATA as bootable. I read that if I boot from the xp cd and choose repair on the e drive, it may fix... Read more

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Hey Guys,

I needed*to install SQL Server 2014 Management Studio for a database course that I'm taking. I wasn't able to load the database, so I played around with the C drive permissions and I ended up losing all access to my C drive.*If I try to*go anywhere like Acer Recovery Management or C: Security Tab or UAC, I get "access is denied".*I have my Windows 8 recovery USB and I played around in the command prompt but ended up making it worse. (Before I could still log on and use Chrome) but now I'm getting "\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD - You'll need to use Recovery tools" It*messed up when I tried this command "bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s x: /f ALL" I tried all the other commands from this website:

https://neosmart.net/wiki/the-drive-...led-is-locked/

except for the paid software:

Easy Recovery Essentials ?


but haven't bought it yet. I know*it can be fixed*from the command prompt but I'm not sure how. When I try "Reset*/ Refresh your PC" from the recovery media, I still get "The drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again"*I have all my files saved on Google drive so I don't mind losing anything. What can you suggest?

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Hey everyone. I need everybody's help put together.
My external Hard Drive Crashed on Friday.
It started this way.
It actually fell from my table and refused to come on ever since.
It was just making clicking sounds and beeping repeatedly without spinning.
Agitated, I opened up the device, and discovered that the lens wasn't moving over the discs neither were the discs themselves rolling.
So I got a working hard drive, opened it up and decided to swap the discs, but its still not working.
The Hard Disc is 500GB and I have over 430GB materials on it and on nowhere else.
Somebody, People, Please HELP
 

Answer:Solved: Crashed External Hard Drive

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Working on my moms laptop, which is an asus x75a, windows 8/8.1 x64 (not sure), HGST HDD.
What she's told me:
1. computer makes sounds as it usually does when turning on (fans whirring, etc)
2. screen comes on (back light is working, cursor comes up)
3. black screen, pointer, nothing else.

Drive was removed and connected to my desktop via USB dongle and external power supply. Does not come up in windows explorer. In the device manager utility, it shows up, but as an uninitialized disk.

So here's my dilemma:
Its been a while since I last was really into my groove with the desktop tech stuff (think pre-vista). I don't have much experience with this rubbish windows 8 or 8.1 OS (they never should have left XP, although I'm becoming quite fond of 7). In the device manager on my computer (windows 7 x64) it asks if I want to initialize the disk. Given the difference in operating system, I don't want to hit yes to the MBR option (if that's what 8 even uses) and have the drive erase itself and overwrite any of the usefulness that is as of yet still sealed on its pristine little platters, all nice and magneticky.

Thoughts? recommendations?

Answer:[SOLVED] hard drive crashed? need some direction

I think you mean Disk Management rather then Device Manager. Where you would see the Initialization message.
Disk Management has not changed since Windows 2000 and XP so there is no difference with it in Windows 8 or 8.1.
You can try to recover your files from that HDD while it is in the USB dongle by using the free TestDisk Program. I have had the best luck with GetDataBack. You will need another drive of the same size or larger to restore your files to.
Once safely backed up, run Check Disk on the drive. Go to Start/Search and type CMD, Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type the drive letter of the now External drive (eg) G: and press Enter (eg) G:\> at this prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes to Unmount the drive. (this also hasn't changed since last century) This will take a long time. If it hangs after several hours or does not complete, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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I have a new netbook that is still under warranty that appears to have crashed or at least has a malfunctioning hard drive. I cannot boot my computer any longer. After some discussion with their tech support, the manufacturer (Acer) has instructed me to send it to their service center for evaluation and possible repair or parts replacement.

My concern is the sensitive information perhaps still located on the hard drive (password lists, financial info, etc.), and my question is what should or could I do before sending off my computer to protect my data from possibly being compromised?

I'm fairly certain the hard drive will have to be replaced, and I don't know what information can be accessed despite its condition. The only option I would think I have is to somehow remove all data from the hard drive before sending it off to the repair center, but I'm not certain whether I can, or not.

I do have an older and quite large electromagnet originally designed for bulk erasure of VCR tapes. I think it may well be capable of also removing all (magnetic) data from my netbook's hard drive, but I'm not certain whether it would also do any other damage to the computer.

Is there anyone who could suggest recommendations on what to do about security in this case? Thanks for your consideration.
 

Answer:Solved: What should I do for securing a crashed hard drive?

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I installed a 80 gig hard drive to a friends computer, not my first, which is compatible with the computer. This computer is a win xp with 256 in memory and 1.2 ghz. Anyway, after in stalling the new hard drive the computer will not come back up. I can hear the hard drive turning, the cd led starts out green but quickly turns to yellow and the front led is yellow. The cpu fan is not running and I have installed a new one.

I thought I would put the old hard drive back in because it was working but it will not come up with it in either. I have checked all connections, all the cables are fool proof and notched. I have disconnected the power supply and reconnected. All my efforts are not working. I need help. This was a working computer even though it was having problems.
 

Answer:Installed New Hard drive now compute won't work

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Ok, so the laptop cd drive looks like it's reading a cd, but then it doesn't. Used a Win 98 boot disk to see if that would work, and when I change to the cd drive, it says unable to read. Is there any way that I can possibly fix my CD drive, or somehow get an operating system, even if it's not windows, into my laptop so I can maybe fix the problem from there? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:Laptop CD Drive doesn't work, need help getting an OS installed...

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Fresh install of Windows 10 on Dell Inspiron M5030 from my KLite USB drive where I have only added the correct, workable AMD-4200 video driver to the normal Windows 10 ISO. Windows 10 is functioning properly EXCEPT my TSST DVD+/-RW TS-L633C shows in Device Manager as DISK DRIVE 01 (which of course is not initialized) instead of showing as TS-L633C in DVD/CD-ROM drives.

I have tried the following:

1: Online updating drivers.

2: Hardware and devices troubleshooter. My problem is not recognized.

3: Uninstall CD/DVD drive driver. Restarted the computer, checked the functionality and the same problem exists.

Per device Manager, I have the standard SATA ACHI controller installed but no ATA channels 1, 2, 3, or 4 and no Standard ACHI 1.0 Serial ATA driver. Since Dell has not "approved" the M5030 for Windows 10, there are no drivers on the Dell M5030 Support website for Windows 10.

Can someone please give me some help please so that I can solve my problem?

Thank you very much.

Answer:CD\DVD CD-ROM Optical drive installed as disk drive 01 NOT initialized

A moot point now. Tried to update BIOS -- MB died and the unit now has the very common 7-Beep error code when trying to boot.

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I have a 1T SATA system drive and a 1T SATA working drive. I installed a 3T SATA storage drive, and now my system won't boot from the C:. I have to go into the BIOS and boot from there, or use a boot disk. How do I get the system to boot from C: again?

Answer:Installed storage drive, now system drive will not boot

Hello,
Was 1T drive was removed from the computer or it is still present in the computer and what is the boot sequence selected?
Also does your motherboard support 3TB hard drive?

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I replaced my 40 GB SSD 'C' drive (where Windows 7 64-bit is installed) with a Corsair Force GT 120 GB SSD drive.  I reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit with no problem, updated drivers, security, etc.  However, I no longer see my former 'D' drive 1 TB data hard drive or former 'E' 30 BG SSD drive.  Instead, the 'D' drive is now my DVD/CD burner and the 'E' drive is now my Blu-ray burner.I'm guessing this has to do with the motherboard / updates.  The motherboard is an Asus Sabertooth 58.I've installed the driver updates from the Asus website but I'm still seeing a yellow exclamation point next to 'Other Devices' / Marvell 91xx Config ATA Device and I assume this is directly related to my problem?  If I use the Devixce Manager to try and update the Marvell driver software it says none can be located.I've also searched for new hardware and the 1 TB drive and 30 GB SSD are no where to be seen.What I want to end up with is:C drive - Corsair 120 GB drive (all set here)D drive - My 1 TB data HDE drive - My 30 GB SSDF drive - DVD/CD burnerG drive - Blu-ray burnerCan anyone let me know what I'm doing wrong?Thanks a million in advance, after hours upon hours trying to solve this, I'm at my wits end!

Answer:Installed new SSD drive, now PC wont see D and E drive / Marvell issue?

If you go to the Asus websitehttp://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/SABERTOOTH_X58/#downloadyou will see the Marvell 91XX Controller Beta Driver V1.2.0.1002 under Sata

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My laptop is preloaded with Vista home edition and there was only one single drive c, i took the method from this forum to shrink the c drive, and then created a new drive from it, called d drive. after that, i install the xp into that d drive, everything works out fine except that the new d drive has only 10 gigabyte, and xp is eroding the space very quickly, leaving only 2.6 giga free space to now. but meanwhile, the original c drive has almost 60 giga free space.

My screen-shot of the disk management is as below:
[IMG]file:///D:/DOCUME%7E1/kchen/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]

my problem is how to extend my xp drive to have like 20 or 30 giga more space?
I barely use vista, and would rather make it disappear.

Thank you so much!

Answer:How to Expand XP Drive while the othe only drive is installed with Vista?

Hi,

Under VISTA, follow "Step One" ONLY here: Disk Management - Shrink Partition

Then under VISTA again, follow "Step Two" ONLY here: Disk Management - Delete and Extend

If you have any problems, just post back.

Richard

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I did this on a Compaq Presario c500 and now i have no audio coming over my laptop. HELP!
 

Answer:Windows Vista Hard Drive replaced with XP Hard Drive. No audio.

You need to install the proper drivers for your hardware. All of the drivers you need are right here.
 

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Our power was out for 3 weeks, and we're just getting back home. When I get the computer on, my Avira Antivir is saying I had a boot sector virus (BOO/Whistler.A) on my secondary drive. I let Avira take care of it and I thought it was handled, but three days later, that drive isn't being recognized by Windows. It's fully possible the drive just crapped out around the time of the virus, so dealing with the virus is a separate thread. My primary drive (the one with programs and such) is still OK, but I may need to get a new secondary. Recently, I went into the booting setup menu and found that the PATA interface/cable going to the second drive was off, so I turned it on. Explorer still doesn't recognize the drive, but the setup I can jump into on boot does. It recognizes that one is there, at least.

I'm just wondering some things:
-Is there a way to recover the data or get the drive working again? Overall, I'm fine with just getting another drive, and am not sweating this loss hard. The second drive was just my repository for movies, music and documents. However, it still had a few things (like an ISO for Visual Studio 2010 I got through MSDN-AA, which I no longer qualify for) I'd rather not hunt for again.

-Can my computer take a new hard drive? My comp is 7 years old along with the primary drive; the hard drive that failed is 6. I'm thinking I can just buy one and plop it in as long as I have the ports and cables, but are there any li... Read more

Answer:Solved: My secondary hard drive crashed - questions...

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I took my hard drive put it into my dads PC
Everything seems to be working fine except the mouse and the soundcard
I have no idea how to fix this and I would really appreciate some help
I have tried a wireless mouse and I have tried a USB mouse
neither of them work
however the USB ports appear to be working for other devices
thanks in advance
 

Answer:mouse and sound don't work after I installed my hard drive into my dad's old PC

You didn't say why you removed the hard drive from your computer and installed in your father's computer, and if it's been formatted or still contains the data from your computer

If it contains the device drivers from your computer, and your father's computer has a different sound device, that's likely the reason why it isn't working.

Have you tried using a PS/2 mouse?

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I have a gigabyte k7 triton motherboard and have enabled sata in bios as I have just installed WD2500JS sata 2 hard drive. I have installed the drivers properlly and now the sound card does not work i disable the sata in the bios and then the sound card works correctly. I also try changing the sound card to a different pci slot and it still does not work. Again i disable sata in bios and it works. does anyone else experience these sy,ptoms or know how i could fix them

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The other day i bought a 9800 GT 512MB. As i connected it i noticed that my computer only supported a total of 240 watts max. So i had to buy a new power supply for my hp. So i connected everything, hoping that i had done everything correctly, for it was my first time installing a power supply. When i finished, i booted it up and everything seems to be working okay. A few hours later the computer went to sleep after i left it alone for a while. And when i came back and tried to wake it by shaking the mouse, it wouldnt turn on. So i turned it on and connected the supplemental power supply that evga recommended me to do. Now everything seems to be going okay. But there is only one more problem..My cd drive doesnt read cds! I guess the graphics card is taking too much power, or maybe i should of connected the graphics card alot seperately than my cd drive, because the cables seems to be close.The disk drive still opens and closes but it doesnt read cd's. If anyone could please help me on this i would really appreciate it. Thanks
 

Answer:Installed a graphics card, but now cd drive doesnt work

How old, and how much use has the optical drive. These drives are fragile, particularly on the HP machines. The laser burns out or becomes out of alignment.
You might want to test by temporarily inserting another optical drive.
Also, you may have partially disconnected the EIDE cable to the drive... or crimped it. So remove and reseat all cables to the cd drive, after giving them a complete inspection.
 

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Re: cloned a 80G HDD to a 128G USB Flash stick
Nov 29, 2014

this link helped me:

http://www.techspot.com/community/t...e-old-usb-storage-drivers.145884/#post-875300

Andy
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2014 6:16 PM
Subject: cloned a 80G HDD to a 128G USB Flash stick

hi all,

happy holidays, etc.

this is an old issue, yet i am still working on it

in July 2013; I cloned my 80G HDD onto a 128G USB Flash stick

in Sept. 2013; I had a data loss...

so, I thought to recover my data using this 128G clone...

I put this 128G Flash stick into my computer, and it showed up as a Local drive, yet was inaccessible and with its LED flashing incessantly...
{this was after, I treated this 128G USB flash stick as if it were a whole computer, and I then attempted to use/misused Win Vista's EasyTransfer program in a failed attempt to restore my lost data :(}

I later ran CHKDSK /f /r on it, and Chkdsk repaired and/or deleted about 7 "attributes" files

after which, this 128G Flash, only shows up as a Removable Storage(not Local) drive.. and remains locked/data inaccessible yet without the flashing LED

the USB drive, when I clicked on it in My Computer, would give the/an error message "Insert drive into H: drive"... Insert? a drive? into my tiny USB drive? which isn't even a CD or DVD drive? ... I tried all the fre... Read more

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This version of Lenovo IdeaCenter K430 has a Hot-Swappable HDD. I do not use it so I decided to use the sata cable for an SSD.

I installed an SSD = (SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SATA III 2.5-Inch). I also changed the BIOS to look for ACHII so it would see the SSD.

At Bootup it saw the SSD and I installed a new OS =(windows 7 Professional).

I rebooted again and saw the SSD C: and one of my previous 3.5" drives but the 2nd 3.5" was recognized as F: and was unknown.

I looked in "Manage" and it indicates that F: is RAW. However there are 6 other partitions on the drive.

I will add a pic of how the drive looks in "Manage".
A pic of the Hot-swapplabe drive bay.
A pic of the machine spec's.

Hope to hear from you, Thank you in advance,
Moseley

Answer:Installed 3rd internal drive, now 2nd drive say's needs formatting

Welcome to Seven Forums

Post a shot of Disk Management correctly

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Pic #1 is not Disk Management

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Hi guys (and gals)
Running Windows 7
I'm about to upgrade my 'C' drive (SSD) from a smaller SSD as it's too small and causing a few issues.
I'm going to fit it, unattach the current (small) drive, then install Win 7 as clean install to the new drive. I can then install the other various programs that I use, of course.
My question is, if I set the 'small' SSD to slave, can I then run the programs already installed on there? I suspect not!
If not, I would have to switch off PC, connect the older 'small' drive to use some of the programs until they are all re-installed on the new drive, I think. So, just wondering what my options are, really
Many thanks for any suggestions

Answer:Upgrading C drive - Can I use progs on 'old' drive until re-installed?

I think - I'm not 100% sure - that if you do a clean install of W7, then the operating system won't be able to 'see' the programs on the other drive, because there will be no entries in the fresh install's registry - which is what W7 relies on to run programs. If a program isn't in the registry, Windows can't execute it. Others may confirm (or not...)

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I've had this problem for years and always just unplugged the IDE drive before reinstalling. I'm tired of doing that though, and I want to fix it.

I finally got fed up at all the problems my computer has been having and decided to reinstall Windows 7. I have 3 SATA drives (2x 1TB and a 500 Gig) and a 200 Gig IDE drive. I install the OS to a partition of the 500 gig drive, but during the install, when it reboots after unpacking the files, it always tries to boot from the IDE drive, which gives me an error "BOOTMGR not found". Even if I go into the boot selection and choose the SATA drive, it gives me the message. If I installed the OS with the IDE drive plugged in, even unplugging that drive and rebooting gives me the error. I have to install Windows with the IDE drive unplugged.

I haven't looked at it a while, but I'm pretty sure the IDE drive is set to slave, not sure if that matters though since it's the only IDE drive.

Is there anything I can do about this? I'm tired of unplugging the drive to reinstall, it's just a pain.
 

Answer:Reinstalling OS to SATA drive with IDE drive installed

You need to check that the jumpers on the IDE drive are set for slave and check in the Bios that the SATA drive with the OS is set as Primary Master.

I would also check under Integrated Perpherals in the Bios that your IDE set up shows the Serial-ATA controller is enabled.
 

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When I installed my new SSD(which I put Windows 7 ) last night because the other had completely frozen up I was able to use and see my old storage drive just fine and everything seemed to work. The Storage Drive did show it had changed from E(pre new ssd and Windows 7 fresh install) to D. Now I boot up this morning and it does not show and yes, I double checked the cables and it appears in boot menu.

Thanks in advance for help!

Answer:Installed New SSD(OS drive) and now Storage Drive does not show

Fixed it myself. Just needed to find and install Marvell 91xx Config ATA Device driver.

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Hi there.

I am looking to move my 1TB of data (documents+games+movies+programs) to a 2TB harddrive (brand new harddrive). So what I want to do is to install a fresh Windows 7 onto the 2TB, and then I want to clone and copy over the 1TB harddrive's data to the 2TB harddrive, so that all of my games (with their saves) and programs will work on the 2TB harddrive.

And the obvious reason why I don't want to copy or clone the OLD windows 7 install from the 1TB is because it's full of bugs and errors, and is like 6 years old (I regularly get "rpc server is unavailable" errors and sometimes BSODs). So I want a fresh harddrive with a fresh windows 7 install, but I want all of my old data + games copied over exactly as they are. How would I go about doing this>? I do have a program called "Macrium Reflect" which will do the cloning (or I could use the Windows Transver feature maybe?).

PS. The computer will be the same ie. no new hardware will be added, I'll only be slotting in a bigger harddrive, so there won't be any hardware changes or anything of that sort. I'm an IT-tech of 3years (even though I've never done this), so don't worry about using any IT jargon, I'll understand what you're saying.

Computer setup is: Windows 7 Pro, 64bit, service pack 1.

So, is this achievable?

Answer:Clone old drive, to new drive that already has Windows 7 installed?

- First of all: disconnect your actual disk from the MB. This is very important to make sure your boot loader will be on the new disk.
Do a fresh install Clean Install Windows 7
When creating a user, select Test.
After installation finish, install all drivers and win 7 updates.
To save time with the updates: MS releases SP2 for Windows 7
Reboot.
Install all your programs (Office, games etc)
Under user = Test create a new user with the same name you have on your old computer (Plank?).
Log off Test and log in as Plank. Windows will create a Plank user.
Shut down.
Attach the old disk. Make sure you boot on the new disk.
Log in as Test

Now the trick.
Under user = Test rename the new \users\Plank to \users\Plank_New
Copy from the old disk your folder \users\Plank to the new \users
Shut down and remove the old drive
Boot and log in as Plank. You should have all your user settings on the new installation.

With this trick, you moved all the old registers for Plank to the new disk

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Hi. I just installed windows 8 on this new 2gb disk as I was having issues with my current disk. My issues are resolved and I c an now boot up with my "old" drive, and now the "new" drive is going to be my backup drive, but when I click on the properties this is what I see. What do I need to do to get this as a full, empty drive?

Thank you.

Answer:installed win 8 on hard drive, now want to use as backup drive

Don't mess with that, reserved for Windows boot... Go to Disk Management and give a screenshot...

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Ok-I was reinstalling Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 1750. I, by mistake, installed it on the D/Recovery Drive. Did not realize this until I went to install my MS Office again. After realizing my mistake I reinstalled on the C drive. Now I have Windows 7 on C and D. My recovery drive is completely full and I wanted to see if there is a way I can remove it off of my recovery drive. The one on my C drive is working great. I do know a little bit about computers. I looked over several forums online but nothing seems to be in just plain "cornbread english" for me to understand fully. Can anyone please help me....

Thanks,
Amanda

Answer:Windows 7 Installed on C drive and D/Recovery Drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by awalls


Ok-I was reinstalling Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 1750. I, by mistake, installed it on the D/Recovery Drive. Did not realize this until I went to install my MS Office again. After realizing my mistake I reinstalled on the C drive. Now I have Windows 7 on C and D. My recovery drive is completely full and I wanted to see if there is a way I can remove it off of my recovery drive. The one on my C drive is working great. I do know a little bit about computers. I looked over several forums online but nothing seems to be in just plain "cornbread english" for me to understand fully. Can anyone please help me....

Thanks,
Amanda


When you reinstalled Win 7, did you do it from a DVD? If that is the case, there should not be anything on the recovery drive that you would need. Let me know how you reinstalled Win 7 and what is on the D drive.

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I think its a virus problem and I haven't installed my any antivirus ...I cant view my photos ..my system is getting slow ... and showing low memory and after that my pc gets restarted ....
Please Help !!!

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 My new drive has windows installed on it, and I installed all the motherboard drivers on the new drive, but when I remove the old drive, (which BTW has sector problems that scan disk always tries to fix), the computer won't start windows. What makes it even more aggravating is that windows won't start from the old drive, but without it, windows on the second drive doesn't start. Any ideas???

Answer:Windows only starts on my new drive when I have my old drive installed with it.

Welcome!Computer Hope is the number one location for free computer help. The forum  help everyone with all computer questions. The problem you describe is neither frequent or rare. It happens when a second drive ins in stalled into a system.This problem can happen when one drive is PATA and the other is SATA. But you post does not provide this detail.Before offering a solution, some more information is needed, both the hardware and the software.  Details matter.

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I have a asus x550c laptop that came with win 8 . Everything worked great. The harddrive crashed so I purchased I new drive and installed 10.The dvd drive doesn't work now. I have been all over the web and everyone is having the same problem with differrent laptops.I have tried the fixes and some people they work for but it does not work for my laptop. Please help.Need this for homework and now I cant . I bought the drive and win 10 to save money .

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Here is the story,My 80gig finally died that had windows on it, so i got a new 160gig sata and swapped them out.I left my 1.5TB and 640g drives connected the whole time.When I booted up for the first time with no OS isntalled on the new drive, it wanted me to format it, so i did, and then it also had me format like 131gigs on the other 2, i think??So now, when i go to my computer and click on the big drives, they dont open, they say they need to be formatted, but this is something I do not want to do!! its where all my stuff is!!! Is there anything I can do to get my stuff back? see attached image.. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!![Saving space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Installed Windows on my new hard drive, now my others wont work? (new update)

Okay, I give up. How did you boot to a drive with no OS on it?

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I successfully installed a new Western Digital hard drive into my Dell Dimension 8100, which is running Win2k. It appeared to install fine, and the WD software detected it, formatted partitioned, etc. all just fine.

But now my sound doesn't work. I find this very strange. I'm no expert; this HD installation was the most significant thing I've done myself inside my PC box. I know the speakers work fine because I ran some music through them just fine.

I went to the BIOS on first startup after installing the HD and changed a setting for what looked like the hd, something like 'Primary drive 1'. I figured if that was wrong I would've had bigger problems with the hd. Could that have messed up the sound card somehow? I'm 99% certain I didn't change anything else there.

I took a quick look inside the box to see if maybe I bumped the sound card, or accidentally disconnected a cable, but all appears fine. I also checked the Device Manager and it says it is working fine. It's a Creative Audio PCI card. The Windows troubleshooter suggested trying it in a different slot. I think I have one available, so I'll try that.

Apart from that, or if that doesn't work, any ideas where to start testing?

Thanks
 

Answer:Installed new internal hard drive, now sound doesn't work?!?!

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I have a T61 that has currently a 80 gb OEM drive. I went to best buy, ( Yeah, I know...) and bought a replacement drive. WD 3200BEKT SATA model "SCORPIO BLACK" (320 gb) Problem is when I put the drive in, it just spits out an error message: msg: - "Cannot boot from any devices" - Then shows the devices and reads like....No OS, no this no that"... Can someone please tell me what It is i need to do ( or where to go to get what specific drivers and do what with them) so I can Partition my drive and then begin to install my stuff. ( I do have a cd with Partition Magic) The drive came with no cd or diskettes. Thank you for your patience, and knowledge transfer.













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Answer:I'm an IDIOT - How do I get new installed WD SCORPIO 320 gb drive WD3200BEKT SATA to work.?

One more thing, I did install the new drive with the white labeling side DOWN as that was the only way it would go in. I did not hear any snap or clicking as it went in. I did apply some pressure to snap it in but there was no snap.Thanks

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I have a asus x550c laptop that came with win 8 . Everything worked great. The harddrive crashed so I purchased I new drive and installed 10.The dvd drive doesn't work now. I have been all over the web and everyone is having the same problem with differrent laptops.I have tried the fixes and some people they work for but it does not work for my laptop. Please help.Need this for homework and now I cant . I bought the drive and win 10 to save money .

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I everyone!! thank you so much for having me on this forum. I usually do everything possible before asking for help and this problem Im really out of ideas( I have a compaq presario f700 laptop that im trying to do a clean install in. It initially had vista but i decided to put win 7 over it through my usb portable drive (inside vista). It installed but I think it would be best to do a clean install cause vista hade soo much crap and info that i suspect is making win 7 slow.. and there is where I ran into problems.....

The dvd drive inside the laptop doesnt work at all and the usb portable drive only works inside the os but cant boot through bios. The bios doesnt give me an option to boot the dvd drive and make the clean install. The bios only has options like , "usb floppy" usb hardrive", usb diskette" but no "usb rom" option" and yes, I have tried every combination possible with no luck. The usb drive only works inside of windows so i have no idea why I can't boot with it.

I have read many hours on this issue but the main consensus i find is that my laptop just doesnt have that option to boot my usb drive. If this is the case, how am i gonna do a clean install aside from buying a new dvd drive for the laptop(which may not work) please any ideas would be greatly appreciated

The laptop has 3gb of ram and a turion 64x2 so it shouldn't be taking me a minute to startup after installing a fresh win 7(through vista). This is why I want to d... Read more

Answer:Can't install 7os. DVD drive wont work,bios doesnt support usb drive.

Are you under the impression you can't clean install over an old installation by running a Custom install from the old OS which will overwrite C? This is pretty close to a clean install in the sense it isn't an inferior Upgrade install which carries over Vista programs and settings.

However I'd first try to boot the installer. After writing the ISO to stick using a reliable app like UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive did you expand the USB Hard Drive choices to see if the stick is listed there as it often is? Did you try setting the HDD as first boot device in BIOS setup and then use the ESC key to display a boot menu, look for flash stick there, or expand USB HD choice there to see if USB is under that?

Did you try booting the USB DVD drive using the ESC menu, even trying the USB diskette choice to see if it will work?

If none of these work even after verifying the stick will boot successfully in another PC, then I would run the installer from the OS you have on there now, choosing C partition to do a Custom install. Afterwards your old OS will be stuffed in a C:\windows.old folder which you can save long enough to make sure you have everything then delete using Disk Cleanup.

Other tips here are the same for retail to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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So I noticed that the search in my Windows 8.1 simply won't work to find files and settings. Then I went to Indexing Options in the Control Panel and I noticed that one of the locations Indexing was trying to point to is:

D:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ (Unavailable)

This is odd since this is not the location of the Start Menu (which is in the C drive, not the D drive).

So I went on to remove this location and manually add the location of the Start Menu in the C drive (i.e. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\).

To my surprise, adding the location in the C drive is actually listed as the D drive -- not the C drive. In Fact any directory I try to add to the Index located in the C drive is in fact listed as being in the D drive!



I'm at a loss here, and in fairness I reckon this is a bug.

Have anyone here ever experienced this? Is there any workaround?

EDIT: While the search does not work. It seems like the Windows Explorer search works without any issues.
Also I reckon it is worth mentioning that I change the location of my search index to the D drive. This is because my C drive is a Solid State Drive, while my D drive is a traditional Hard Drive.


Thanks in advance for the help.

Regards,
P.

Answer:BUG - Indexing Options keep pointing to D drive rather than the C drive - search charm won't work

Hello Roger,
I have to say that I am disappointingly surprised with this answer.
If you read my initial post carefully, the issue is that if I add a location on the 'C' drive it gets market as being on the 'D' drive instead. Therefore, your test of adding a folder to the indexing and delete it afterwards is moot.
Anyway I found out the issue to be that the SID of the D partition was the same as the SID assigned to the C partition and that was causing conflicts.
I looked all around for a way to change the partition SID but I couldn't find anything. So in the end what I had to do is backup (copy) the contents of the D partition, delete that partition (not format), then create it again. Now when adding the disk to
the index, I noticed it works fine. I don't consider this necessarily a solution, but a workaround.
Regards,
P.

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Unfortunately my hard drive failed when I was out of town and had to have my family take it in. I had backup files I created with the spotmau program that had both the C and D drive letters. I now only have a C drive listed and am unsure what to do. I am not very experienced with the deep end of the partion stuff. I have been using the laptop for a month now and have transfered as much of the fileinfo that they were able to save. I don,t want to do a restore if it will mess up what I have now but I am concerned that I will not be able to save properly for recovery later. I am trying to get to a point that I can create a hd image to save for the next crisis. I have a 320GB HD in the Laptop and a 500GB external drive That I would like to create the image on and then set to the side for that day when I have to restore to a new HD again. I am looking for some guidance so that I will have the ability to do this stuff myself. The HD hardware is not reliable as you folks probably already know. Even with the warranty it still costs alot of money. Thanks in advance for your help. Beryla

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I was given a pc (asus K8N-E) the problem is that although it powers up, mobo light works cpu fan spins and system fan spins front panel lights work, the hard drive and optical drive wont power up unless i disconnect the IDE cables, when disconnected the hard drive spins and the light on and drawer on the optical drive work. its as if the IDE is somehow disabled, i have tried different cables but to no avail any help appreciated.
 

Answer:Hard drive and optical drive only work when IDE cables are disconnected

hi

check that the cables are plugged in the right way round, the red stripe on the cable goes next to the power socket on the device and the board is usually marked pin 1 or has a dot on it.

does it happen when you plug in a single device or only when you plug in both.

are you using seperate cables or are you putting both devices on the same cable.
 

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Just bought a new z51 last month and I'd like to replace my Disc drive with a hard drive but I'm not sure which Caddy to get. There are several on Amazon for pretty cheap. Anyone successfully do this?  Thanks! Phen

Answer:Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

Any updates? Did it work? I got a 'universal' caddy, but it does not get detected on my Z51. Works on my hp though.

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I recently bought a faster 2TB hard drive to replace my old 1TB 'games' hard drive. Unfortunately, the software that came with the drive (Seagate Disc Wizard) will not clone my 'games' hard drive onto the new hard drive. Every time I try the clone, the software tries to reboot the PC, thinking that I'm trying to clone the OS onto the new drive, and I'm not.

Will copying everything from the old drive onto the new drive and then renaming the new drive letter (I to the old 'games' drive letter (E (after removing the original 'games' HDD) work the same?

Answer:Can't clone a new drive; can copy and rename drive letter work?

When cloning software asks you to reboot it's because they notice that some of the stuff you want to clone is used by Windows somehow. Even if you were just copying files or whatever. Maybe Steam was active or some kind of background program.

Anyway, in case that utility is just dumb, you can try with the program I use all day, EaseUs Partition master. Once installed, just clik on Wizard and then on Clone disk wizard, follow the wizard and you're set. Click on Apply when ready.
In case it asks for a reboot, let it do so (it takes a bit of time for so big drives though, so do it when you have something to watch on TV or whatever). If you selected the right drives in the wizard it won't screw with C, maybe it just needs everything to be sleeping while doing its job.






Quote:
Will copying everything from the old drive onto the new drive and then renaming the new drive letter (I to the old 'games' drive letter (E (after removing the original 'games' HDD) work the same?


Yes it will work fine. FastCopy is an utility that will help you transfer so much data quickly and efficiently (more than copy-paste), and can check that all files were copied successfully (just to be sure), and stop/begin again the transfer without a lot of fuss.

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Dell Inspiron 1545Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit -- Service Pack 1Processor: Pentium (R) Dual-core CPU T4200 @ 2.00 GHzInstalled memory: 4.00 GBHard Drive: Western digital black 500GB Ran a Debug on my dump file from September 18, but I don't know what any of it means. Yesterday, it blue screened again, but it was able to run a startup repair this time. I don't know if that has fixed the problem.  DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.Arguments:Arg1: 00000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a timeArg2: 85dceb60, Physical Device Object of the stackArg3: 82936ae0, Functional Device Object of the stackArg4: 889cb158, The blocked IRP

Answer:Windows 7 crashed 4 months after my hard drive crashed

Download BlueScreenView:http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.htmlunzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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My husband added a 2nd hard drive to our computer, and since then, we've had issues with our CDrom drive. For awhile, it would just throw fits sometimes, like not opening or not reading a disc. However, now we can't get it to open at all. The light comes on and it makes noise like it's going to open, but it doesn't. Any suggestions? Oh, and I tried reinstalling drivers already but that didn't work.
 

Answer:Added new hard drive, now CDrom drive won't work

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Hi There!

I have two physical disks in my notebook, one simple partition each, BitLocker encrypted. Drive C:, which is my system drive and drive D:, for some media stuff.
Windows Version is Windows 10.0.10586 x64

I have configured VSS to use the "Previous Versions" feature in case I accidentally delete or overwrite a file. I did this on my Win7 install to and it saved my butt at least three times.
Anyway, I am IT Tech and I usually know what I am doing. VSS is running (Volume Shadow Copy Service set to "Manual"), snapshots are there but when I right-click on a modified file (or on the root of the disk) and click "Previous Versions", my D: drive correctly displays the existing snapshots, on my system drive C: there is always a "There are no previous versions available" message. But, when I click the "System Restore..." button, I get a list with my snapshots, so I guess I could restore my system.
Googling around I was not able to find a solution, not even a hint. I am hoping for help here.

Here is the output of vssadmin. As you can see, configuration seems to be ok and the two manual snapshots are there on both drives. For the moment there is no system restore point, but it does not work with snaps created by them either.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>vssadmin List ShadowStorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

Shadow Copy Storage association
For... Read more

Answer:Previous Versions does not work on system drive but second drive

I have tried to create a symbolic link to the shadow copy and this actually works, not really as expected, but basically it does.

C:\>mklink /d c:\shadow \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy17
symbolic link created for c:\shadow <<===>> \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy17

C:\>dir shadow
Volume in drive C is System
Volume Serial Number is E2ED-A141

Directory of C:\shadow

File Not Found

C:\>dir "shadow\Users\My Name\AppData"
Volume in drive C is System
Volume Serial Number is E2ED-A141

Directory of C:\shadow\Users\My Name\AppData

06.01.2016 14:38 <DIR> Local
03.01.2016 14:09 <DIR> LocalLow
06.01.2016 23:45 <DIR> Roaming
0 File(s) 0 bytes
3 Dir(s) 201.821.536.256 bytes free

I mounted a snapshot from my C: drive (remember, I do not get any Previous Versions in the GUI).
It works. I cannot see any files or folders from the root of the drive. When I try to access the "C:\shadow" folder from Windows Explorer I get an access denied error.
But I can browse and read all sub-folders of the mount and I can create the link directly to a sub-folder as well.

Seems to me like a bug in the Previous Versions GUI?

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Hi There!

I have two physical disks in my notebook, one simple partition each, BitLocker encrypted. Drive C:, which is my system drive and drive D:, for some media stuff.
Windows Version is Windows 10.0.10586 x64

I have configured VSS to use the "Previous Versions" feature in case I accidentally delete or overwrite a file. I did this on my Win7 install to and it saved my butt at least three times.
Anyway, I am IT Tech and I usually know what I am doing. VSS is running (Volume Shadow Copy Service set to "Manual"), snapshots are there but when I right-click on a modified file (or on the root of the disk) and click "Previous Versions", my D: drive correctly displays the existing snapshots, on my system drive C: there is always a "There are no previous versions available" message. But, when I click the "System Restore..." button, I get a list with my snapshots, so I guess I could restore my system.
Googling around I was not able to find a solution, not even a hint. I am hoping for help here.

Here is the output of vssadmin. As you can see, configuration seems to be ok and the two manual snapshots are there on both drives. For the moment there is no system restore point, but it does not work with snaps created by them either.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>vssadmin List ShadowStorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

Shadow Copy Storage association
For... Read more

Answer:Previous Versions does not work on system drive but second drive

I have tried to create a symbolic link to the shadow copy and this actually works, not really as expected, but basically it does.

C:\>mklink /d c:\shadow \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy17
symbolic link created for c:\shadow <<===>> \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy17

C:\>dir shadow
Volume in drive C is System
Volume Serial Number is E2ED-A141

Directory of C:\shadow

File Not Found

C:\>dir "shadow\Users\My Name\AppData"
Volume in drive C is System
Volume Serial Number is E2ED-A141

Directory of C:\shadow\Users\My Name\AppData

06.01.2016 14:38 <DIR> Local
03.01.2016 14:09 <DIR> LocalLow
06.01.2016 23:45 <DIR> Roaming
0 File(s) 0 bytes
3 Dir(s) 201.821.536.256 bytes free

I mounted a snapshot from my C: drive (remember, I do not get any Previous Versions in the GUI).
It works. I cannot see any files or folders from the root of the drive. When I try to access the "C:\shadow" folder from Windows Explorer I get an access denied error.
But I can browse and read all sub-folders of the mount and I can create the link directly to a sub-folder as well.

Seems to me like a bug in the Previous Versions GUI?

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I have a HP Pavillion a200n, windows XP

i installed a dvd rw drive afterwards the original cd rw drive is no longer being recognized by my computer. The cd rw drive was (E and the dvd rw drive was (F I switched the connector cable and the cd became (F and dvd became (E Either way only the DVD rw works. Can you help me?
 

Answer:original cd rw drive does not work after installing expansion dvd rw drive

You didn't mention the jumpers. How did you set them?
 

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hi , i bought a new Pioneer DVD-RW Drive and once it was installed it had stopped my Lite-ON Combo CDRom and CD-RW drive is there a way i can use both aswell the DVD-RW is called a Pioneer 110d Beige 16x Dl Dvdrw +/- Oem is there a way where i can get round this ??? because i had to remove all the wires from the Lite-ON and stop it from being used is there a way ????? as i do want both being used

Answer:New DVD-RW drive made my Lite-ON Combo drive not work

I would say that the DVD-RW should be hooked up as the master while the CD-RW as the slave. Most DVD-RW are better used this way.

Other than that make sure the jumper settings are correct. That could be the only thing i can think of off hand.

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Hi There!

I have two physical disks in my notebook, one simple partition each, BitLocker encrypted. Drive C:, which is my system drive and drive D:, for some media stuff.
Windows Version is Windows 10.0.10586 x64

I have configured VSS to use the "Previous Versions" feature in case I accidentally delete or overwrite a file. I did this on my Win7 install to and it saved my butt at least three times.
Anyway, I am IT Tech and I usually know what I am doing. VSS is running (Volume Shadow Copy Service set to "Manual"), snapshots are there but when I right-click on a modified file (or on the root of the disk) and click "Previous Versions", my D: drive correctly displays the existing snapshots, on my system drive C: there is always a "There are no previous versions available" message. But, when I click the "System Restore..." button, I get a list with my snapshots, so I guess I could restore my system.
Googling around I was not able to find a solution, not even a hint. I am hoping for help here.

Here is the output of vssadmin. As you can see, configuration seems to be ok and the two manual snapshots are there on both drives. For the moment there is no system restore point, but it does not work with snaps created by them either.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>vssadmin List ShadowStorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

Shadow Copy Storage association
For... Read more

Answer:Previous Versions does not work on system drive but second drive

I have tried to create a symbolic link to the shadow copy and this actually works, not really as expected, but basically it does.

C:\>mklink /d c:\shadow \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy17
symbolic link created for c:\shadow <<===>> \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy17

C:\>dir shadow
Volume in drive C is System
Volume Serial Number is E2ED-A141

Directory of C:\shadow

File Not Found

C:\>dir "shadow\Users\My Name\AppData"
Volume in drive C is System
Volume Serial Number is E2ED-A141

Directory of C:\shadow\Users\My Name\AppData

06.01.2016 14:38 <DIR> Local
03.01.2016 14:09 <DIR> LocalLow
06.01.2016 23:45 <DIR> Roaming
0 File(s) 0 bytes
3 Dir(s) 201.821.536.256 bytes free

I mounted a snapshot from my C: drive (remember, I do not get any Previous Versions in the GUI).
It works. I cannot see any files or folders from the root of the drive. When I try to access the "C:\shadow" folder from Windows Explorer I get an access denied error.
But I can browse and read all sub-folders of the mount and I can create the link directly to a sub-folder as well.

Seems to me like a bug in the Previous Versions GUI?

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Guys,

Loaded everything like normal.

But the boot drive is H. Never asked for what letter to use. Why would it default to H?

I did set up a Raid 1. So it there a step I missed when setting this up?
 

Answer:Installed XP on SATA drive. But it is now Drive H?

did you add a harddrive to another system with windows already on it?





jordan12 said:



Guys,

Loaded everything like normal.

But the boot drive is H. Never asked for what letter to use. Why would it default to H?

I did set up a Raid 1. So it there a step I missed when setting this up?Click to expand...


 

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I have 2 IDE hard drives in my system: 80GB, 250GB.

The 80GB is for my C: drive, the 250GB is partitioned into two sections.

I reinstalled XP Pro today (SP2) and noticed the 250GB drive shows up as D:. When I click on it, Windows tells me the drive isn't formatted and asks if I want it to format. Seeing as how it holds tons of precious files, I obviously don't want it formatted.

Anyway, in the computer Management window, I can see both partitions. D: shows up as Healthy and Active, where was the other partition is "Unallocated". However, neither parition can be accessed through Windows.

I'm currently running OnTrack EasyRecovery, which sees all my files, but it will take forever to recover them, since I don't have enough room on C: and will thus have to burn them to DVD and delete them, about 60GB at a time.

Does anybody have a suggestion as to how I can get XP to recognize these partitions without going about it the long way, as I'm doing now?
 

Answer:Solved: Installed XP, now says D; drive unformatted

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Hi,

I installed a new hard drive on my Dell 4700. This is my first time so I am not sure what to do now. I am looking at a black screen that says....

No boot device available-
strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility

Is this when I install Windows XPHome Edition? I don't want to miss something. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Danboy
 

Answer:Solved: Installed a new hard drive, now what?

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