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Is the recovery disk sensitive to hard disk size?

Question: Is the recovery disk sensitive to hard disk size?

Hello,

I just purchased my new laptop Satellite.

I have owned one of these pups before and so I know that the Toshiba recovery disk is a ghost image.

What I have done is wiped the hard disk clean as this was a show room piece from circuit city and couldn?t trust what was on there.

I am going to be putting Ubuntu on the laptop. I want to put Vista on a virtual machine.

As you can imagine, the virtual machine would have significantly less space than the actual size of the hard disk (200 gb) but of course large enough to accommodate the install of vista and all of the Toshiba goodies.

With that all said, will the image cough, hang and not allow me to install at the point of installing the ghost image because of the different size in space? So say the laptops hard disk space is 200 gb but I only allocate 50gb to the virtual hard disk.

Now I do have a legit business class version of vista from my schools Microsoft program, but I would like to use the home premium that came with the laptop and use what Toshiba had provided me.

So, will it work, or will it not?

Thank you for your input.

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Preferred Solution: Is the recovery disk sensitive to hard disk size?

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Answer: Is the recovery disk sensitive to hard disk size?

Wait a moment.
Do you want to install recovery image on Virtual machine? If I am remembering well somebody here has already tried to do something like this but without success. I am pretty sure this will not work.

As far as I know new Toshiba notebooks are delivered without recovery media and everyone must create own recovery DVD. Have you already created your copy of recovery CD/DVD?

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I am a new player here, so excuse me if i make a mess of this. I have a Sony Vaiol laptop and am  running vista.  I haven't used it for a lot other than internet, so data etc.is limited and space is good.my problem started suddenly when i turned on pc and a black screen with the error message,"disk read error, press cntrl+alt+del to continuie."didnt do it! Wouldnt do anyuthing.Finally, I acquired legal sony recovery disks. And when the screen to choose operating system comes up, there is none so it says apply drivers and im lost, I have no familiarity with hard disk drivers so....but did bring up command prompt in recovery and through luck and lil else, i happened on chkdsk and found it to all check out but it does say NTFS not fat 32, but found no problems. Now Im dumb completely!!! Help if you can.

Answer:hard disk`??? wont reboot even with recovery disk yet all disk checks say fine.

Sony Vaiol laptop.Has problems of its own. It is not piratical to give you guidelines on this laptop. There have been many issues about how to repair and maintain it. The recovery discs should have everything you need.Here is a bit of advice, not really my own, try to sell the unit to somebody that thinks they know how to fix it. Then go buy a new or used laptop that will suit hour needs.The cost of ownership of any laptop is higher that many new users expect. Some more than others.This  may sound like a rant to put down Sony. It is not. Sony has made their own bed of nails. Look at this article from last year:Sony Vaio Laptop Recall: Everything You Need To KnowRead the article. You decide.

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After cloning my old hard disk to a new one which is double in size I ran into a problem. I was using a Acronis cloning tool for Western Digital, but my new hard drive was split in half. One bootable partition(same size as the old one 500GB) and a new
partition labeled Recovery partition which I cant use (also 500GB in size)

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Hi  I have a Thinkpad X201t 2985-FM (Win 7 Pro 64 bit, 320 GB HDD). I'd like to upgarde to a larger HDD, and called Support about 10 days ago - was told that the largest hard drive which the machine will support is 1 TB. Bought a Seagate 750 GB SSHD hybrid drive and attempted to install Win 7 Pro 64 bit using the official Lenovo Recovery DVD set. All went well until it did the restart at the end of the process, when it showed the message:"Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." Online research (including in this Forum) indicates that the problem may be that the new HDD uses 4k bytes / sector (the old 320 GB drive uses the old standard of 512 bytes / sector), and that the Win 7 on the Recvery DVD may not include Service Pack 1 whcih is required to support the new disk standard.   However:  speaking with Support today, a (different) technician told me that, after consulting the database, only a mximum of 500 GB HDD may be supported by this machine- period. It's not uncommon when dealing with tech support in various companies that you get a differnet answer depending on who you speak to - and it may be that the tech has looked up the machine and found that it was only supplied with HDD up to 500 GB, and is extrapolating that to mean that it will only support HDDs up to 500 GB. So I can at least eliminate this issue in my attempts to get ... Read more

Answer:X201/X201t Maximum Hard disk HDD size / Recovery Problems to new 750 GB HDD

The only limit on the hard drive for your X201 will be the maximum physical height of 95mm (and 2,5" format)
 
That 750GB HDD should work with no issues (provided the disk is not defective). I assume your problem is more the installation media. (You can try for example to install a Linux Distro on it just to rule out a hardware problem)

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Hi,
my hp dv6443 laptop harddrive was erased by killdisk to get rid of scripts or whatever was causing the sluggish performance. The windows version was Vista home. When trying to reboot from the original disk recovery cd to get the maching working again, the err2err3 displayed at start up. I have read about creating a bootable cd with partition recovery, but have been unable to figure out how to create one. I can drop the free partition builder programs onto a cd, but I don't know how to make it "bootable". But I may be going down the wrong path. Any ideas? Is this problem fixable, or should I just throw the computer away. Thanks!
 

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Hello everbody, a reluctant famliy computer fixer here,
so here's the story-
we have a Gateway GM 5474 desktop computer that had the hard drive fail,
here are the computer specs that I started out with:

ProcessorAMD Athlon™64 X2 6000+, 64-bit dual core processor

Operates at 3.0 GHz
2 x 1024 KB L2 cache
2000 MHz system bus
Chipset: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE
MemoryInstalled: 2048 MB DDR2, 667 MHz, (PC2-5300) dual channel memory (two 1024 MB DIMMs)

Expandable to: 4 GB (4 DDR2 DIMM slots)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drive


Optical Drive: DVD ±RW, 16X super multi-format dual layer drive

Write max: 16X DVD±R, 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD-R DL, 8X DVD+RW, 8X DVD+R DL, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-R, 32X CD-RW
Read max: 12X DVD-ROM, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-ROM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce™ 8500GT 256 MB

DirectX® 10 and Blu-ray™ / HD DVD™ capable
One DVI-I port with HDCP
One HDMI port
One S-Video port (includes DVI-VGA Dongle)
AudioIntegrated 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition AudioNetwork SupportIntegrated MARVELL 88E8056 10/100 Ethernet

Modem56 K ITU V.92 ready fax/modem

Power Supply400 watt

VideoNVIDIA GeForce™ 8500GT 256 MB

Read max: 12X DVD-ROM, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-ROM
http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009568/1009568sp2.shtml

I took that hard drive out and replaced it with a

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops

1TB maximum storage capacity
Serial ATA interface
Data transfer rates up to 3 Gbps
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Hey Guys,

Looking for your advice and any links if any...cheers in advance

My Situation

In December 2009 I purchased a Toshiba Qosmio X500 - Model No. PQX33A-00X00J

At the time I upgraded my purchase from Toshiba Reseller BD4U, going from the standard 1x 500GB Sata drive + 1x 64GB SSD... to instead having 2x 500GB sata drives. I purchased with 3 year onsite next business day warranty, that is is now expired.

It came loaded with MS Win 7 Premium Home Edition - but no disks provided.
My Needs
I need/want to factory reset my PC - its starting to run slowI need to re-partition from my existing 4x partitions to just having 2
The Issues
Possibly as a result of upgrading the disk drives at time of purchase, I don't believe I have a hidden Recovery partition in order to do a System Recovery from the Hard Disk Drive - see image of my current partitions attached I don't have Win 7 OS installation disks or Toshiba Driver disks as they should have been installed by Toshiba
My Questions
Do You agree that I DONT have a Recovery Partition - when looking at the partition image? I'm confused on this point coz people say its hidden!?Given I have no Toshiba Drivers Disk or Windows 7 OS disks - what should I do? I'm thinking of downloading Win 7 (use my product key from sticker under PC) and making a disk/USB (but need to learn how)Is this where I get ALL necessary Toshiba drivers for my PC from?Does Toshiba provide a link on its site and instructions on where to get Win 7 ... Read more

Answer:Qosmio X500/00X System Recovery (Factory Reset) From Hard Disk Drive or Separate Disk

Sorry the model is Qosmio X500/00X

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Hello Members!I have a Windows 8 OS backup on a Pen-drive & mine is a branded PC from HP~ AIO make.Is it possible to format the entire Hard-drive to reclaim the Space used by Recovery Image desk (D:)? Can someone please help guide me on how to format an entire Hard-drive (both C: & D:) in context to an HP Desktop environment?Help will be sincerely appreciated.Thank you.

Answer:Is it possible to recover the Hard-disk space utilised by Recovery Disk(D:)?

Yes. But not-recommended.The recovery partition  is the only way you have to repair your system in the event of a failure. The computer makers now want you to use that recover if ever a major failure makes your computer unusable. If you need more storage for your photos and videos, consider these methods:A. Use DVD discs to store photos and videos.B. Use a cloud service to save your most important information. C. Purchase in economic external hard drive for extra storage.It would be a b ad idea to format our hard drive unless there was something urgent.

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Hello,

I have started using my nice new Satellite T110-12. How can I create a recovery disk?

Why there is a frequent message about vibration has been detected, hard drive head disk has been moved to a safe position? Is there something wrong? Should I return it before the week is up?

Please answer, many many thanks!

Answer:Satellite T110-121 - Question about recovery disk and hard disk

Hi LindaMon,

> How can I create a recovery disk?
What about reading your user manual?
You need an 8GB USB stick for creating a recovery medium and preinstalled Toshiba recovery disk creator.

> hard drive head disk has been moved to a safe position?
Yes, that?s normal and everything is ok with your notebook. Your HDD will be protected by HDD/SSD Alert utility that is a nice feature from Toshiba to avoid head crashes and can enhance the life of internal HDD.
But yoou can disable these notifications if you want. ;)

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Hello Members!I have a Windows 8 OS backup on a Pen-drive & mine is a branded PC from HP~ AIO make.Is it possible to format the entire Hard-drive to reclaim the Space used by Recovery Image desk (D:)? Can someone please help guide me on how to format an entire Hard-drive (both C: & D:) in context to an HP Desktop environment?Help will be sincerely appreciated.Thank you.

Answer:Is it possible to recover the Hard-disk space utilised by Recovery Disk(D:)?

Yes. But not-recommended.The recovery partition  is the only way you have to repair your system in the event of a failure. The computer makers now want you to use that recover if ever a major failure makes your computer unusable. If you need more storage for your photos and videos, consider these methods:A. Use DVD discs to store photos and videos.B. Use a cloud service to save your most important information. C. Purchase in economic external hard drive for extra storage.It would be a b ad idea to format our hard drive unless there was something urgent.

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Is it possible to create the recovery media on an external hard disk instead of using USB flash drive or optical media?

I've been getting errors while creating the the recovery media on optical drive.

Thanks!

Answer:How do I create a recovery disk using external hard disk?

Hi

As far as I know it?s impossible to create an Toshiba image on the HDD?
You need to burn the image on the disk (DVD).

Greets

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I have lost my recovery disks and now the hard disk of my laptop also has some problem and unable load win XP.The laptop bought in 2008 how can I get my recovery disc and pre intalled disc partition for Win XP. Sivakumar.

Answer:Hard disk damage and recovery disk lost

Sorry that i have to said but XP is by far no longer supported.  This meens that you can't find anything for XP and special Recovery or ready disk for XP! only 3rd party websites that are not recommened to use. Or Buy Windows Licence / or even more better to buy new laptop us any way your laptop is too old

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   I have a HP Pavilion a6660t. I bought a new hard disk and the Vista Recovery Disks did not work.  I don't know what error messages because the TI guy did everythink. I contacted microsoft support and they checked my Vista product key number and it still valid. I need some help please. Can I download a new Vista SO? 

Answer:recovery disk did not work on new hard disk

>   I don't know what error messages  Darn.  Having that information would allow us to help you. 

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my hard disk was broken. No recovery disk. how i can have os back?

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Acer recovery mediaUS:http://us-store.acer.com/erecovery/rcd/Canada:http://caen-store.acer.com/erecovery/rcd/if you are outside the US and Canada, you must call/email your regional Acer support service:http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  

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Hello there, and thank you for viewing my thread!

After formatting my PC, I have made a fresh back up of all of my data onto my external hard drive (as you do). The problem I have, is that the external hard drive is showing as pretty much full, but there's nowhere near that much data on it!

I did a little bit of digging, and noticed that when I right click a folder on the external hard drive and go to 'Properties' that the size of the file shows as one value and the size on disk value is significantly larger in most cases.

In some cases, both values do not reflect the actual size of the file on my desktop.

The ExHD is in ExFat format, and I'm assuming it's something to do with the way it's formatted, I just don't know how to fix it. I've tried it a couple of different ways, with different 'Allocation Unit Size's, but for how long it takes to complete the back-up's each time I'd rather just ask for help and find out where I'm going wrong.

If anyone could help me sort this out I'd really appreciate it.

I edit a lot of home movies of my daughter, some video files are as large as 10GB so I cannot use the 4GB file size maximum given by NTFS.

Thank you so much!

 

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My previous pc video card fried taking out he integrated one, so I bought another computer. This new computer has Windows XP SP3 on it and I was wondering if I made a recovery disk for it and installed a bigger hard drive, could i use the recovery disk reinstall winXP? I dont have any XP disks, no OEM or anything. The new computer P4 2.8 Mhz HD is way too small for my needs. I have room for a slave drive, but i'd like to just take the one it has (25gig) and upgrade to the HD i have been using (75gig). I know I'll more than likely have to format, but i can handle that, Just wanted to know if the recovery disk is what i need? or do i need to make a data backup and transfer it to the new hard disk?
 

Answer:Using a recovery disk on new hard disk

Are either the old computer or the new a branded one? (HP> Dell, etc??)

If you have the BRAND of Recovery disk for the OLD computer.....that would be tied to that system's hardware arrangement, though you could upgrade the hard drive, it has a different motherboard, network adapter perhaps....and video adapter,etc.

The branded Recovery disk would not work. (If that's the type you were asking about)

If the old and the new computers are NOT branded, but generic, then what is this Recovery disk?

usually you would install from a generic, plain, Microsoft XP CD for that type of system.

For OEMs, the FIRST system that license key is used on is the only one you can install to. You CAN upgrade the hard drive, but you would have to reinstall from that OEM CD. You can also borrow the OEM type of CD from someone.... NOT a branded disc, just a plain Microsoft XP of the same Home or Pro the computer has on it.

Tell us a bit more about each computer please.

If I have misunderstood something please explain with clear details
 

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I just bought an inspiron 11 3000 series 2-in-1 for my son for school.
God knows, he'll probably load tons of stuff on it that will eventually slow it down to a crawl and I'll need to refresh it before the school year's up.  So, I want to create a system disc for it before he starts using it and I want use a fresh card solely for that so I can keep it safe and no have it used for something else.
How big of a disk do I need to create this recovery and system disk?  I used to just use the old CD's but,  that was back when I really was just reinstalling the generic Windows and didn't care about the drivers and such for my desktops.  I want to keep his laptop pretty much factory OEM to make our lives a little easier in the long run.
Would an 8gb be plenty for this? 
Thanks

Answer:What size SD card should I get to create a recovery disk?

You need a 16G or larger flash drive -- given current prices, the sweet spot of price/gig is at 64G now - though the 32s aren't much more expensive per gigabyte.

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I contstantly get the message 'Low Disk Space' of my Recovery Q disk.How do I go about increasing the size of this disk to avoid this ? Thanks,Rob

Answer:Increasing size of Lenovo Recovery Q Disk...

hey rllenovo,you could delete those old recoveries via Rescue and Recovery to save space or via R&R you can use the option to optimize the space it uses.





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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

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Answer:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...

patio.
 

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What size USB stick should I buy as a recovery disk for Win 7 Pro?

Answer:What size of USB memory stick should I buy to make a recovery disk?

4GB would suffice but 8 or 16GB is definitely on the safe side. It is anyhow difficult to find sticks smaller than 16GB.

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hello i have win 8.1 and i'm confused about the differents about these disk i mentioned.
1)can you tell me what are the differents?
if are three different disk:
2)how can create each of them?
3)where is usefull each of them?
4) can i create these disks to usb?
also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1 (my preinstalled os was win 7).i have created a windows image backup.the backup is anything from that?
5) for automatic repair which disk i will create?
sorry for my bad english

Answer:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis


also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1



How to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 installation media. -> link

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Question: Hard disk size

Yesterday I spent the day trying to get an 8.45GB Fujitsu hard disk NOT to be identified as a 17GB one.
I was sure I'd tried it but I set the BIOS back to auto detect and LBA disk - Bingo it worked.
This morning i swapped it to my other pc and backed up the data - no problem.
Back in it's own box now it is 17GB again.
My thoughts are that once it's warmed up it cant identify itself to the BIOS correctly the BIOS is up to date and the disk's reasonably new.
Anyone any ideas?

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Question: Hard disk size

I recently bought a reconditioned base unit with 80GB hard drive. Once I'd installed my OS(98se)I had a look at properties but it only shows 2GB disk space available to me (used and unused). A) are these two different things, B) have I been conned or C) am I just thick?If the answer is C)can someone tell me why my old PC has 5 partitions each containing 2GB of space while my supposedly better new PC has only the one. Is there something I should have done during the loading of the OS?Thanks in advance :-)

Answer:Hard disk size

Probably to do with the ability of the o/s to recognise drives larger than 2GBExplained in detail in many hardware/software manualsPartitionmagic or similar will sort

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Can anyone tell me the maximum hard disk size for a Gigabyte GA7-DX motherboard with F7 bios update? I have searched all over for the information but cannot find it anywhere, including the gigabyte site. I have the latest BIOS update.I am not trying to avoid the hard work, but simply become frustrated with searching and getting nowhere. Any pointers welcomely received thank you all very much.

Answer:Max hard disk size?

Can't help other than offer a bump... gigabyte site is not very helpful on first viewing.

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Question: Hard Disk Size

Hi,What is the maximum size of hard Disk that we can use in our computer?Does it affect the speed of the computer also or just RAM affect the speed of computer?

Answer:Hard Disk Size

Hard disk size is virtually unlimited in computers-however, if your computer doesn't support 48 bit LBA, you are limited to 137.4 GB IDE drives. RAM amount and clock speed, CPU clock speed and number of cores and amount of L1/2/3 cache, and Hypertransport speed, CPU-northbridge frequency, all play a part in the "overall" speed of the computer. If you are a gamer, you will want to focus on the graphics card too.

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Question: hard disk size

Answer:hard disk size

I installed a new hard disk, upgrading from 40gb to 80gb. All went well, with the system restore disk (factory supplied with ME) running as the boot disk and doing the format (as advised by supplier), and the bios seeing the new drive (the motherboard is less than 2 years old). However, it showed the new disk capacity as 63GB. I have installed new drivers etc manually (the restore disk doesn't run these witha a new drive) so would rather not go back to square one.Would Partition Magic help?Any help appreciated

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Question: Hard Disk Size

My 80gb IDE hard disk recently failed and I have replaced it with a 160gb IDE hard disk. The BIOS correctly identifies the size of the disk, but Windows (XP Home SP2) thinks that the disk only has a capacity of 127gb. Is there a registry setting that I have to change to bring Windows into line or is it something else?

Answer:Hard Disk Size

Should be about 145 to 150GB, give or take. 127GB seems far to low. To answer your question; no, there isn't.

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what size usb drive do I need to create a recovery disk

Answer:What size media card will create a Windows 10 recovery disk?

If your trying to create a bootable usb using the media creation tool then 8gb will suffice.
However if your referring to a full blown image of your windows install, it depends on the size of your windows install.

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i have a 28g h\d but win 98 only reports 7.82gany help would be welcome.

Answer:win 98 not seeing full hard disk size

i,m not quite sure but i think you are using either a old motherboard that only reconises up to 8 Gb ( they all did ) or win 98 does not reconise HD over 8 Gb but I think it's your old motherboard.

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I recently installed a 80 gig samsung harddisk as a slave disk to a seagate barracuda which contains win xp but it is only recognised as a 40 gig hard disk the motherboard is a via P4PB 266EANYONE ANY SOLUTIONS ?

Answer:HARD DISK SIZE RECOGNITION

I had a similar problem with a Maxtor that I fitted. The answer was that the BIOS would only recognise up to a certain size. Maxtor have a little programme to override this as long as one of the drives fitted is a Maxtor.. I am sure Seagate must have somthing similar.Regards carper

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Hi,

I just reinstalled Windows XP in an effort to try to speed up my computer. I did a backup using Norton Ghost just before I did it and I've been restoring files from it.

I just got a message saying that my hard drive was full which was weird so I checked the disk under 'My Computer' and it said that my hard drive was 127GB, when it's actually 320GB.

I know when I was formatting the disk it didn't work right away. I did a full format and the computer restarted and went back to the initial screen that asked me what I wanted to do, rather than going ahead and installing Windows. When I went through the process again it said Windows was already on there, so I deleted the partition that it said was there and did another full format. This time I was able to install Windows.

Is there anything I can do to use my full hard drive or am I going to have to restore the old system using Norton Ghost?

Thank you,
Joe
 

Answer:Hard Disk Size On Reinstallation

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i bought a new WD 160gb Hdd but when i install it winwdows xp SP2 only sees it as a 128gb hdd. will updating the bios on my asus a7n8x mb sort this out or will i need to get a controller card ??
 

Answer:Hard disk size not correct

What drive size does the BIOS report? If BIOS gets it wrong, then you need a BIOS update.

As for Windows, make sure that LBA48 is enabled - there's a registry setting for that.
 

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Hi,Can someone help, please?I've just installed a 200 Gbyte Seagate hard Disk Drive- model: Barracuda 7200.7.My coputer is a P4 with 2.8 GHz processor, and a Gigabyte 533 MHz motherboard.Why does the computer indicate the hard disk size as only as about  131Gigabytes?Thanks,ilef

Answer:Hard Disk Drive Size

Maybe it needs formating......

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I recently had to format by laptop's hard drive since it would not start up. I tried everything from restoring the MBR to deleting the partition. I got a bunch of errors of protected partiion, I assume because of Norton Goback's lock on the partition. Lastly, I restored the computer using toshiba's restoration DVD. Now windows XP and any other partition software is displaying the hard disk as 74 Gb instead of 120 Gb. Does anybody know how to fix this? I have a Toshiba Satelite M55 with Windows XP. The BIOS is a piece of crap and it doesn't allow you to get any hard disk details or do an auto config. I've restored the hard drive a second time with the restore software and the outcome is the same. Please help.
 

Answer:Wrong Hard Disk Size

If you right click My Computer and choose "Manage" then Disk management, see if the drive shows a portion unallocated. If so you will need partitioning software to merge it back as I don't think Disk management will do that in XP. Partition magic or Acronis Disk Director are what you will need. There is a free program called Paragon also that can do it.
 

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my hard disk size in missing...
here attached my snapshot of my harddisk size..
i am using segate harddisk..
os-win7..

Answer:Hard disk size missing

It's not there. Nothing is missing. a 250GB drive will have about 232 gbs usable space, 320gb =298,500=465, 1tb=930gb approx. That's the way it is, i don't wanna explain why. Just don't worry about it.

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I am quite unable to create a Hard Drive partition greater than about 32Mb using FAT32. The Gigabyte Help Line says I should be able to. Other clever folk say so also, but I can't manage it Who's right please ?

Answer:Max Hard Disk size with FAT32

I assume you mean 32gb. What motherboard do you have?

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Hi,

I just reinstalled Windows XP in an effort to try to speed up my computer. I did a backup using Norton Ghost just before I did it and I've been restoring files from it.

I just got a message saying that my hard drive was full which was weird so I checked the disk under 'My Computer' and it said that my hard drive was 127GB, when it's actually 320GB.

I know when I was formatting the disk it didn't work right away. I did a full format and the computer restarted and went back to the initial screen that asked me what I wanted to do, rather than going ahead and installing Windows. When I went through the process again it said Windows was already on there, so I deleted the partition that it said was there and did another full format. This time I was able to install Windows.

Is there anything I can do to use my full hard drive or am I going to have to restore the old system using Norton Ghost?

Thank you,
Joe

Answer:Hard Disk Size On Reinstallation

You can enable LBA (most hard drive manufacturer's have a utility to do this within Windows) or you can partition the drive into several partitions that are all less than 137 gB in size (like 3 partitions at 100 gB each)

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I have an Evesham Vale PC with an AMD 80x86-Compatible MMX CPU. I recently added a Maxtor 120GB hard disk. After formatting it the PC only recognised it as having a capacity of 38.28GB. Please could you advise how I can access the rest of the drive.

Answer:Hard Disk size recognition

What operating system are you using as some of the older versions of Windows did not support 'large' drives. Look on Maxtor sweb site for fix

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I have scanned a lot of threads about this, so I know there is a lot of knowledge out there. I have also read quite a few articles. I believe I understand some of the factors to consider when deciding how many partitions of what size: block size, defrag time, separate data types, separate OS & data, unique swap file partition, back up mirror partition etc, etc. But actually deciding on some sizes is making me dizzy.So, can I type into you experts out there for some recommendations please:A separate partition for the OS (XP Pro) ? How big ?A separate partition for the swap file ? How big ?A separate partition for other applications. I can work this out. But are there any application types that would run better if they hard there own partition ?A separate partition for small data files (i.e Office etc). Again I can work this size out. Anything I should bear in mind ?I am planning to use my kit for audio & video work. So I should probably have a separate partitioning for each othese data types. To help decide the size, can someone tell me roughly how many MBs per minute one needs for this. I know it depends on what format one is using, but a ball park figure will do. I picked up from somewhere that MPEG2 (I think) video needs around 10MB/minute of recording. Is that about right ? What about audio ?I have two (fairly big)hard drives available. Of course I will be backing up key data files. But is there any sense in introducing redundancy by mirroring the OS & application files on... Read more

Answer:Hard Disk Partitions - What size ?

I had on 98SE a separate partition (4 x RAM) for my swapfile.I actually don't bother to move my Paging file (XP's version of Swapfile) to a separate partition as you can 'tweak' it and limit/set it to any given size using Admin tools.The Following is a personal opinion. I use my XP at home mainly as a home ent system (Gaming, DVD, Music, TV etc.) I don't compose many letters or do my accounts on it. With that in mind I prefer all my applications to be on the C drive. I have a D: drive for back-up of Saves files, Email, Favourites etc.On my 80GB disk 70GB is C: and 10 is D:Backup.I am shortly to purchase another drive to store rip the rest of my CD collection as 15GB of my C: drive are MP3 and wma files which would be better off on another partition in case I need to re-install windows for any reason.In short, my philosophy is Programs and Applications on C: Back-up and Data on D: and E:One final point. I have my DVD as Y: and my CDR-R/W as Z: so I don't have to worry when and if I add more drives/partitions.

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Hi there Forum MembersI would very much like to know what the true size of my hard disk is.I have a 160GB drive, However, after modest installation of software, in properties the disk size reads Used Space 7.32GBFree Space 141GB and capacity 149GB.So where is the rest of the drive gone?Or should I ignore that and focus on the size which reads 152,058,470,400 Bytes?(does that mean 152GB?)Sorry about all these numbersThanks in advance Rogmur

Answer:True Hard Disk Size in XP

152,058,470,400 bytes is about 149GBs, Rogmur. 160 GBs is the unformatted size of the drive, when you format the drive you will "lose" a certain percentage of the capacity but whether that percentage amounts to 11 GBs on a drive that size, I'm not sure, coz I never had a drive that size.

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My 7 year old Evesham P3 450MHz Scorcher has a hard disk problem ,I think. Local dealer tried a 40 GB ,capping to 32GB with no luck.Evesham says I need same size (12.7 GB) as larger hard disks are not supported by motherboard.They are unable to help further.I'm doubtful about being able to buy a disk this small these days ,chuck the computer ?

Answer:Hard Disk Size Not Supported by Motherboard

If Evesham say motherboard will not support a larger disk, then they are probably right. Why not look around computer fair for a second hand one?You could just find out what your motheboard is, and go to their site and see what they say about sise of drive.

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hello

I have two laptops of the same model and manufacturer.
Two laptops installed the same software.
One of the computers have less disk space ( Large in 50 GB).The HARD DISK SAME SIZES. how it is possible?
it does not make sense.
Please Solutions.

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Edit: I simply wiped the disk and changed it to MBR through the command line. I don't think I need any more help right now.
I received a new laptop today with windows 10 on it. So I downloaded rufus and used it to make a windows 7 installer. I chose MBR partition format. When I made it partway through the install I could not select a partition because "hard drive is GPT format". 
I could make a GPT windows 7 install but to my understanding that only works with Fat32. And to my understanding fat32 can only make a file 4 GBs in size. That seems like that limitation would be a huge problem. I have a 7 gig .rar file of a game I was planning to play on the new computer but I don't think I could transfer it to the fat32 hard drive.
I need some help here. If GPT can only be used with fat32 and therefor have a 4GB file size limitation, then is there any way I can get my 1TB hard drive to MBR? I'll admit that there's a lot I don't understand about this. 
I have a UEFI bios by the way along with a legacy mode option for windows 7.

Answer:GPT hard disk file size limitation

Hi,
 
What is the Hard Disk size?
 
GPT and MBR are partitioning schemes, FAT32 and NTFS are File System types that can be used to store files/folders on the partitions independently if the disk is partitioned as MBR or GPT.
 
I think the confusion is because when creating a bootable flash drive to install Windows on a UEFI system with GPT you need to format the flash drive as FAT32.

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I recently upgraded from a 2TB to a 3TB (after the 2TB died). I also upgraded from Win7 to Windows 10 at the same time. A week later the OS won't boot.  When I look at the disk (popped it in another desktop) and ran Seagates SeaTools over it the disk looked to only be formatted to 2TB.  It passed all tests ok. Tried to get Win10 to do an auto repair.  Failed.  Tried to refresh (keep user settings) .. failed.  Tried to wipe & reinstall .. also failed. Wondering if there's a problem with the maximum hard disk size in the BIOS.  Currently running 1.06 (the latest from 2011?). Hopefully someone could shed some light on this? Thanks, John.










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Answer:Maximum Size Hard Disk on HP DC7700?

Hi, John: There are actually a couple of issues... 1. You cannot exceed 2 TB for a boot disk when your PC does not have a UEFI BIOS (which the dc7700 doesn't). 2. If the HDD is a SATA III (6.0 GBPS) drive, there is an extremely good chance it has one of the symptoms listed in this HP document below... http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=3718645&docId=emr_na-c02711513&lang=en&cc=us I had the same thing happen to me (the first issue listed in the document) on my dc7800 when I installed a new 500 GB WD Caviar Black HDD, SATA III HDD. W7 did work for a while and then the drive wasn't recognized anymore. I assumed the drive was defective, so I RMA'd it, and the second one did the exact same thing. I swapped the 500 GB disk with a 1 TB SATA III disk that came from my 8200 Elite CMT.  The 8200 Elite came from the factory with the 1 TB HDD.  The 8200 Elite's 1 TB HDD worked perfectly fine in my dc7800, and the WD 500 GB disk worked perfectly fine in my 8200 Elite (which has a SATA III HDD controller). IMO, the drive not being recognized is because of that incompatibility issue outlined in the support document. For more info regarding drives in excess of 2 TB, please read this HP white paper below. You should be able to use the 3 TB drive as a data drive if you format it in GPT, provided the incompatibility issue does not exist when it is not being used as a boot drive. http:... Read more

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I have a 120gig hard drive that is now showing that it only has a total size capacity of 70.6 gig.If I click on disk management it shows the size as correct 111.70 gig, but then if I right click the same drive and choose properties it shows the size as 70.6 gig, and shows the reduced capacity if I click on "My Computer".I have acronis partition expert which shows the sizeto be correct 111.70 gig but is showing used spaceas 56.8 gig and available space as 54.9 gig,when in realityhave only used about 16 gig.I am using win XPAny Ideas how I can get my drive back to the right size?Thanks

Answer:Hard disk showing wrong size.

Have a look in Admin Tools/ Disc management there may be a partition that needs to be formatted.

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Answer:new hard disk full size not recognized

I've recently purchased a 180GB IBM DeskStar hard disk and went about installing this as my main drive with XP Home. However, when I installed XP it only recognized the size as 130 gigs when it is actually 180.... I've since used IBM DiskManager to try and install it to it's full potential using that but it seems to only want to create a Fat 32 partition of the full capacity and not an NTFS like I wanted. Even then I'm not sure if it will work as I haven't had a chance to try it yet.I know about this issue with motherboards that don't support 48-bit LBA addressing which is needed to recognize drives over 137 gigs but the last BIOS update for my mobo which I installed some time back supposedly fixed this issue. I'm using the Asus A7A266-E w/ ALi Magik chipset.Any ideas?

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Hi
I recently came across a teribble knowledge , when I changed the partition number of my 40 gb hard disk, with partition magic ,
I made four equal partitions and install windows xp.
Now the problem is that when I check through the partion magic , it shows four partitions with 9.4 gb each (almost).
but when I check through windows , (right click>properties) it is shows only 4. 3 gb
what is the problem and how can I solve it
best regards
 

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Is there a size limit for my 2684.I Just got my new HDD (WD2500BEVE) it's a 250GB but the computer only sees 130GB. If I connect using a usb bridge I see 250. Any Ideas? Thanks

Answer:R40e Hard disk size limit?

To the best of my belief, there's a BIOS limit at somewhere around 137Gb. Hope this helps. 

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i have a via apollo vt82c686a motherboard,and would like to know what is the maximum size hard disk i can install.LOGIX.

Answer:maximum hard disk size for my motherboard

I think this is a chipset name, not the motherboard. (VIA Technologies VT82C686A south bridge chipset.) However it seems to support UDMA-66 hard disk drives so I guess you should be OK with most modern IDE disks. To be sure I would need your motherboard make, model and BIOS details.Marvin

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Hello all, I want to add a harddisk to my emachine--celeron 633IDS. my first time doing this, so i am not sure if there is a LIMIT to the size of the harddisk i can add??
i have included the specs of the pc form the emachines site, if it is of anyhelp.

*****Specifications of eTower® 633ids*******

Intel® Celeron 633 MHz (w/128KB L2 Cache)
Intel 810 Chipset, 66 MHz FSB
15 GB HDD
64 MB SDRAM (1 DIMM available for upgrade up to 256MB)
56K* ITU v.90 PCI internal Fax/Modem
Built-in 12x Max. DVD-ROM; 3.5" 1.44 MB FDD
Keyboard; Mouse; Stereo Speakers
Intel 82801 AC '97 Audio
Intel Direct 3D 2x AGP (shared memory)
2 USB ports (1 is on front bezel); 1 Serial; 1 Parallel; 1 Midi/Game; 2 PS/2; Audio In & Out, Microphone In; 3 Expansion slots - 2 available
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also, if you have any canadian deals that would be great(i'm looking at the one at FS -- 120GB for 169.99). US deals are welcome too as i live minutes from the border but i'm not sure how to sneak it through.

thanks
 

Answer:Hard disk size LIMIT for celeron 633?

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Has to be the oddest error I have ever seen. I have a WD2500 that I somehow repartitioned from a 250 GB drive down to a 32 GB drive and I cannot get this back to it's correct partition size. I think I have tried just about every hard disk utility known to man.The drive is in perfert working order as a 32 GB drive and nothing detects any errors. The Western Digital Hard Disk utility even detects it correctly as a 250 GB drive will not restore the correct partion size even though that option is available and it says it will. It appears to run normally but still ends up as a 32 GB drive.Any opinions out there?Thanks!Lee

Answer:Hard Disk Partition Size Issue

remove the cylinder reduction jumper from the drive; set it to the appropriate setting shown on the Drive case.

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Is there a hard disk size limit on my Thinkpad R51, type 2888?What type of hard disk is accepted, S-ATA? Thanks!

Answer:Max hard disk size in a R51 (type 2888)

Or maybe the right type would be ATA?The largest ATA 2.5" hard disk I find is the Western Digital Scorpio 250GB 5400RPM IDE ATA/100 2,5", will it fit? 

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Good morning to everyone,I have a DV6735el, PN: KN782EA#ABZ and I would like to upgrade to 4GB RAM (ok) and a drvie bigger than the default 250GB. Does this model support:1 o 2 TB?I suppose it can use interface Sata III (without spped improvement).It requires drive with hight 10 mm or can I use also 15mm? Thank You   











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Answer:Maximum size Hard Disk replacement

Any 2.5 inch wide and 9.5 mm thick SATA laptop hard drive will work and they do make 1 and 2 TB models so those are fine. It can be SATA III but will only work at a lower SATA speed on your laptop. Post back if you need any more help. 

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HiJust fitted a second hard drive to my PC ,its a 80gb IBM deskstar,but XP only shows it as 30GB,any ideas why?,I thought XP would pick this up no problem.Any help wpuld be welcomeZaneP4 2.66 512ram XP Home edition

Answer:XP wont regonise hard disk size

XP needs SP1 to recognise a HDD that is over 137Gb but your experience with an 80Gb drive seems a bit odd. Have you got the bios set to LBA? Have you installed SP1?

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I have a hp computer (from around year 2000). It has windows xp, and the front of the cd drive says - hp cd-writer / dvd. I checked this site on how to get info about the cd drive, and this is what my computer says - Drive - E:Description - CD-ROM driveMedia Loaded - noMedia Type - CD-ROMName - COMBI RW16x10/DVDMaunfacturer - (Standard CR-ROM drives)Status - okTransfer rate - not availableSCSI Target ID - 0PNP Device ID - IDE/CDROMCOMBI_RW16x10/DVD_______H1.0_____\563532F4......Driver - c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (5.1.2600.2180(xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158).48......The problem is that the disk for my camera's installation software is SMALL.  Only half the size of a regular cd. But, my drive is for regular cd sizes. I put the little one in, and it gets knocked around and won't start.What should I do?Also, is it possible to buy a drive that will work WITH my computer to use the small cd. Or would it be cheaper to buy a new laptop that will able to work with this cd and other programs that I might need in the future for school (like photoshop, word, illustrator, powerpoint, and lots more).Also, I'm a little familiar with computers, but no where near an expert so please put your responses in beginner terms for me, lol!Thanks for reading.

Answer:Digital camera installation disk not installing (because of size of disk).

Take a look at the link to a picture below.There is a bid circle on the cd tray for a regular sized cd.Inside the big one there is a smaller one for the small sized cd if your cd drive has that smaller cicle put your cd in that and it should work.http://www.vp-webdesigns.com/Vpe/TSU/Images/CDR/Drive-Tray-1.jpghttp://www.newcyberian.com/images/cdtray.jpg

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Hi people, been a while since I posted here, since had my forum name changed to nebulus. Anyway, to the question...

I bought a hard disk from someone on ebay and it is supposed to have an 8mb buffer. One of the main reasons I made the buy was on the assurance that it was this version of the drive. I now have the drive installed and have ghosted over my old disk image and am using it to type this post.
I would now like to check the cache size to make sure I have got what I paid for, but I tried SiSoft Sandra and a few other methods and cannot find the info out. Can you recommend any utils or methods that may give me the nfo?

Thanks for reading
 

Answer:How do I find out Hard Disk Cache/Buffer Size?

What's the brand of you HDD? Most manufacturers assign their model numbers according to the specification of the HDD. In the case of Western Digital, WD800JB, where WD is WesternDigital and 800 shows that the disk contains 80.0GB and JB refers to the cache memory which is 8MB in this case and BB referst to 2MB of Cache memory.
 

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I have recently reinstaled win XP Pro onto a reformatted hard drive. The BIOS correctly reports the drive as being 80Gb and in the Windows Disk Management it also shows the disk as being 74Gb but in explorer it shows the disk as being only 10Gb. Any ideas?

Answer:Windows reporting incorrect size of hard disk

Let check disk have a scan.

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Hello all

My 2TB WD hard disk is showing uninitialized and the disk size turned to 128PB after I forced restarting it.

I have tried DiskGenius or Partition Table Doctor but they cannot locate the partition.

Answer:Hard disk showed uninitialized and incorrect size

Hi saitokoji,

Welcome onboard.

Please post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management with your 1TB WD external drive only plugged in.( Yes, in order not to confuse remove all other USB storage devices)

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hi! I am about to embark on new upgrade territory for me...Currently: Win 98SE, 20GB hard disk (only 7GB left free), CD-R/RW, DVD-ROM. Motherboard is GA-6VX7-4X? 2 IDE bus master (DMA 33/ ATA 66) IDE ports for upto 4 ATAPI devices. The mobo supports PIO mode 3, 4 (UDMA33/ATA66) IDE & CD-ROMBought: Win XP Home Edition (Upgrade), Drive Image, Partition Magic.Want to buy a extra hard-disk... so I can create a dual-boot system + partition new disk so I can back-up images of my system + keep a separate partition for data (My Documents, Photos etc.).I heard somewhere that Win 98 SE doesn't like large disks?What?s the biggest size I can go for - and how many partitions do I need to create (& what sizes should I make them?. P.S. I will still be keeping my 20GB drive).Are these models any good for my needs?Barracuda 200GB 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD OEM (Seagate Part Number: ST3200822A) click hereBarracuda U100 80Gb 2mb Cache 7200RPM HDD OEM (Seagate Part Number: ST380011A) click herePlus, do I need to worry about the power supply too?Or? am I better off going for a DVD-RW/R drive to replace my old DVD-ROM (would this be more/less cost effective factoring costs of DVD-R/RW disks verses cost per GB of hard-disk).Thanks loads for any advice guys 'n' gals ?

Answer:Win98SE Hard-disk size, partition dualboot Win XP

Before you go any further how much memory has your computer got?.

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There is no stock in the hp center hence have been asked to order online.pls confirm if the HDD size is 2.5 inch or 3.5inch

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I have Windows 8 installed on a Hyper-V VM in Windows 8.1. It turned out that the size I originally allocated for the virtual hard disk was too small, so I went into settings for the VM and expanded it.

But Windows 8 in that VM still sees only the smaller hard disk size.

In Hyper-V manager, when I click Inspect for the virtual hard disk, it says that the "Current File Size" is the old, small size, while the "Maximum Disk Size" is the new, larger size.

So, how do I get the OS installed in the VM to see the new, larger, expanded size?
Thanks,

Greg

Answer:Expanded virtual hard disk but it's still using small size

Your virtual machine's vhd is as it should be, you have no issue. I will try to explain this below.

Hyper-V uses three different types of virtual hard disks:
Fixed size VHDDynamically expanding VHDDifferencing VHD

1. Fixed size vhd

A fixed size VHD is when stored on your host always the same size. If your vm has a 100 GB fixed size VHD it takes 100 GB storage space on your host regardless how much data is actually stored on it. A totally empty 100GB fixed size VHD takes 100 GB on host, a fixed size VHD with 60 GB data stored on it takes the same 100 GB storage space on your host.

If you want your virtual machine to use a fixed size VHD you need to create the VHD first, then attach it to a vm as existing VHD. A fixed size VHD can be created in New Virtual Hard Disk Wizard (Hyper-V Manager > New > Hard disk):

In wizard select Fixed size:

Now create a vm with New Virtual Machine Wizard and use your existing fixed size VHD:
2. Dynamically expanding VHD

The default VHD type in Hyper-V is dynamically expanding. A dynamically expanding VHD only uses the storage space on host it needs but is allowed to expand (grow) as the need arises. The host system sees the VHD file size as big as it actually is but the guest sees its size as the set VHD maximum disk space. A 100 GB dynamically expanding VHD with only 10 GB data stored on it is for the host a 10 GB VHD file but the guest sees it as a 100 GB HDD with 90% free space.

An example. I have a Windows 10 Technical Preview ... Read more

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What size External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure do I need?

My trusty old Dell Latitude d600 finally died on me - the monitor and screen needs replaced and it would be cheaper to buy a new laptop (apparently).

I want to take the HD out to retrieve my stuff - which size of portable External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure do I need? My new laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6000 and the HD looks the same as my old one.

Do I need a 2.5" enclosure (like this one);

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB2-0-2-...es_HardDriveEnclosures_RL&hash=item3a68627d72

or a 3.5" size like this?;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5-SATA-...K_Computing_HardDrives_RL&hash=item4cf7a8f766

hope u can help! thanks in advance
 

Answer:What size External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure do I need?

Laptop drives are 2.5".
 

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hi guys! has any of you guys upgraded your hard disk to a much bigger capacity? i have a Y310 with 160GB HD 5400RPM SATA and i want to know what's the biggest hard disk the Y310 can support without any problem.  can i replace the hard drive by myself or i need to go to a service center? this laptop comes with a ThinkVantage Active Protection System that detects shocks and will temporary stop the hard drive if it detects any. i dont know about this much but what i do know is that it must have a sensor. im afraid to tinker with the hard drive and kill the sensor





Lenovo Y310 59013576; RAM: 3G DDR2; HD: 160GB; CPU: CORE 2 DUO T5550;3D Paper Models and Crafts

Answer:Y310 maximum hard disk size supported

anybody here? please please answer my question guys.. thanks in advance!





Lenovo Y310 59013576; RAM: 3G DDR2; HD: 160GB; CPU: CORE 2 DUO T5550;3D Paper Models and Crafts

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Hi..Can you please let me know what is the size of 1) Windows xp sp2 pro ------before installation on the cd and after installation on the hardrive 2) Vista------------------------before installation on the cd and after installation on the hardrive 3) Windows 7-----------------before installation on the cd and after installation on the hardrive Thanks in anticipationEDIT: Please do not post multiple topis with the same question

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I am about to acquire a 4 to 5 year old computer which is running XP Home and is fitted with a 38GB hard drive and 512Meg of RAM. I would like to fit a larger hard drive and more memory, but will I have a potential problem with too large a hard drive and is there an optimum amount of memory to use with Windows XP Home?I know the above is a bit vague and that I could just buy a new machine, but I don't want to go over to Vista for a while.Peter.

Answer:Hard Disk Size and Maximum Memory - XP Home

512MB of RAM is adequate for XP, 1GB is preferable - you only /need/ more than that if you do serious CAD/graphics/digital audio/video work. Any hard-drive size will work if you have Service Pack 2.

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Hello guys,

i've solved the blue screen problem 0xc0000225 using EasyRE
but now the problem is the total hard disk space it is showing as 200GB (mine is 1TB)
i thought of taking backup of image file using OneKey Recovery but it says"Current System Cannot Support Backup"
i'm confused
help me!

thanks in advance

Answer:0xc0000225 Problem Solved but hard disk size and OKR

What it looks like in Disk Management ?

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My 40 Gb. hard disk in my 3 year old Portege A100 has just died. I was wondering how big a hard disk to buy so that it will be recognised by the BIOS?

Answer:Maximum size of Hard disk in Portege A100

Someone in the internet has used a 60GB HDD in the Port?g? A100 and it worked.
Maybe a 80GB is possible but there are no official statements about the supported and compatible HDD sizes.

The best way is to test the different sizes together with a HDD dealer.
Please post a feedback after the HDD testing?

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Hello,

I have a Windows7(Home Premium) pre-installed Sony Vaio Nw20SF/S laptop in which i tried to create Recovery disks(2 DVD's)... using Vaio Recovery disk Software(Inbuit). It stopped(or hanged donno) in the middle while creating the 2nd DVD then that was cancelled, but a new partition with no FileSystem is created for about 9.3 GB when i look in the Computer Management tool present.

Now, i have two questions to ask...

1) Does Sony Vaio models with Windows 7 comes with Hidden Recovery Disk Partition(D:... something like that or not)???
2) What to do or how to make use of the 9.3GB partition present???

Please Help.
Thanks a lot in Advance...

Answer:Regarding Recovery disk and Recovery disk partitions in Sony Vaio NW series...

Help please.....

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I get ssd hard disk i need to buy recovery dvd for y500 to install new windows with recovery    how much does it cost i need to do recovery for ssd only i need direct link for that













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Answer:I get ssd hard disk i need to buy recovery dvd for y500 to install new windows with recovery

can i download it from web site and pay by mastercard

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Following on from my earlier posting click here, I have now replaced the power supply but without solving the problems. Also, I'm getting a report that Norton believes the extended partition has a problem. Having accepted the offer of a repair, only to lose most of the drives in the extended partition, I have now:1. used FDISK /MBR in the hope that this might clear any soft table problems on the hard disk2. then used FDISK to delete all partitions3. then used FDISK to install clean partitions4. then completely reinstalled Windows 98SE only using Partition Magic to copy the C:\ drive to the end of the hard disk prior to instaslling all the drivers,to find that, having installed Norton, it now reports that 'An extended partition has invalid parameters and is probably inaccessible'. I have also run Norton System Information to find that the 40 GB HD is being reported as only having 9.47 GB (although I can see all 40GB in both Windows and Partition Magic).I seem to remember a previous posting about a similar problem but can't find it, so my question is....where do I go from here? The hard disk is an IBM Deskstar and, just to add to my problems, when I opened the box to check the details I noticed that the fan on the chipset (not the one on the CPU) on the AK73 Pro Motherboard is still sticking (could this be causing any damage). How can I get Norton, and hopefully then the entire system, to permanently see the full hard disk, so that either that solves the crashing problem, or at... Read more

Answer:Computer crashes linked to wrong hard disk size re

One more thing. I have tried testing the hard dsik using Drive Fitness Test (a Utility specially for this make of HD) - but this came up with No errors.

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i got SSd hard and replace it in place of the existing one HDD and i found that i need the HDD also in the laptop so i will get caddy and replace it in the space of the DVD rom and make the dvd as extrnal dvd use it when i need  but i see many people complain that the caddy not match the dvd rom size i see dvd rom is Internal 9.0 mm (Rambo) and the caddy 9.5 mm so is there is caddy 9mm or all are 9.5 mm also i need recomandation for change dvd internal to extral does only need sata usb converter without power or must extranal power for that is there is try or caddy to convert internal dvd to extranal

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I would opt for using the old HDD as a USB external drive. Most "caddy" options do not work correctly in the Optical Drive Bay, there are quite a few threads that have extensive postings on problems with them.A USB hard drive external case is a cheaper option, one that will work with any USB enabled computer. This would allow for quick transport of files between computers and notebooks / tablets.Good luck.CB

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Simple question - is there any limitation on this, I have fitted a 30GB without problems, would there be any problem with a 48GB disk?

Answer:Maximum hard disk size for Compaq 1750 laptop?

Shouldn't think u'll have a prob with that size disk. thou when u start to get to larger sizes a BIOS update can b required and a patch to your OS win98 doesn't support over 64gig without a patch click here for a kb article on that

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I have the Lenovo 3000 N100it came with 100 GB Hard Disk 5400 RPMWhat is the maximum Hard Disk that can be used. Can it be of 7200 RPM or only 5400 RPM?Thanks for possible replyAbraham













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Answer:Maximum size for Hard Disk in Lenovo 3000 N100

You can go as high as the currently available 500GB hard drive in either 7200RPM or 5400 RPM. It must be a 2.5" SATA with a standard 9.5mm height. These are widely available and you shouldn't have any problems finding one at a decent price. If you want more performance, go for a 7200RPM drive.





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Hi everybody, I'm trying to install a Samsung 1000 GB SATA hard disk in my ThinkCentre S51. It's the only hard drive in the machine, and I've successfully installed WinXP SP3 onto it. However, when formatting the disk during XP's setup, only some 130 GB were detected. So I created a 20 GB partition for Windows, hoping it would find the remaining 980 GB afterwards, using the "EnableBigLBA" registry trick (MS knowledge base 303013). But I discovered that, unfortunately, as my XP already comes with SP3, that trick is unnecessary, for BigLBA is enabled already (the tool from 48bitlba.com confirmed that). A BIOS update was no help either. Windows's disk manager still lists the unpartitioned space as 110-something GB. So, any help would be appreciated -- maybe the size limitation lies with the hardware? I found a "maximum hard drive size matrix" at lenovo.com for the Aptiva series, but none for the ThinkCentres... thanks in advance, best, Paul

Answer:S50 (8183-K83): unable to detect entire hard disk size (1000 GB)

PS: the hard disk is a Samsung HD103UJ, BIOS version is 2AKT51AUS. I just called Lenovo and they said it »might be« (!) that the computer is too old to detect a hard disk larger than 130 GB...

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My hard disk space is being wrongly calculated by my computer, and I would like to know why. The total amount of space (if I click on disk defragmenter) is 27.94 GB. I have noticed that over the last few months, I seem to be "losing" 1 MB per day without installing any new programs or saving stuff to the hard disk. Today, for instance, it indicated 15.09 GB - and when I turned on the PC again - also today, an hour later - it indicated 15.06 GB (which is what it is still indicating). I have not downloaded anything which could have lost me that amount of space. There is no bug or malware around either - I had my logs checked. My computer runs under Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and IE 7. It's going to be four years old next month. Is this age-related? Is there any way to find out the TRUE size of my hard disk? Format is NTFS, by the way.
 

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I recently restored my system to restore point set prior to a failed upgrade to W10 . The restore was "successful" but then... When I boot up, I get normal login but when I enter my password system tells me it is setting up my desktop??  Then it stalls in never never land. When I  boot in safe mode I get my normal desktop but not much works including networking. Most anything I try yields an explorer  error message that the file or resource cannot be found, etc.  Curiously I can open any PDF file with Acrobat and I can even browse and load  other PDF files on the hard disk from within acrobat. I ran boot log and in fact most of the the drivers other than sysroot... did not load. I tried all of the repair options provided by HP and microsoft without success.  So I decided to restore using a set of disks I dutifully prepared when I recently moved my system.  Unfortunately the restore from disk option cannot find the boot file on disk #1.  When I put the disk in another machine I see a normal set of foders including one named "Boot"??I REALLY want to get my system back to what I had when I exeuted  the restore to restore point!

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Be sure disc 1 is clean and no scratches and try again,

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I moved about 10GB of files (using Photoshop Elements) from my laptop's hard disk to an external hard drive. I double checked and the files were moved correctly - they don't show up on the laptop and show up on the external hard drive. However, the laptop's C drive does not show an increase in space. I restarted the laptop but it still shows the same free space as prior to the move.

Any idea why? This is with a Lenovo T440s with Win7.

Thanks,
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Dumb question, did you delete the files off C ?

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Hello! I bought lenovo s10-2 in india, after 3 month the hard disk stoped working. I've sent it to the lenovo lab in India and they changed the hard drive. The problem is that they don't have recovery disk for the driver and they can give me the laptop  back  with the blank hard disk!  I could install window on it, but then the hidden partition will not be there and recovery button will not work.My question is, where can I find the restoration disk for the whole hard drive (to return it to the factory settings). Thanks for the help!! Lana

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as i know, they have to install operation system.contact support line.

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I have a Dell laptop hard disk that won't boot and is making a scratching sound. I believe the hard disk is dying, but not yet dead.

Is there a way to still recover data from this hard drive without booting it and without having to send it to an expensive data recovery company?

Is there any software to assist in data recovery that you recommend?

Is it possible to use a A to A USB connection from another PC to capture and transfer data from the dying hard drive?

Any help is appreciated.

Thx!
 

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Hi

one simple question
WHICH SOFTWARE IS BEST FOR HARD DISK RECOVERY?
I MEAN SOFTWARE WICH U CAN FIND ON NET. I KNOW FOR NASA RECOVERY SOFTWARE, WHICH CAN RECOWER ALL DATA HRONOLOGICL BUT i DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET THAT SOFTVARE

Thanks

P.S. Sorry about my english
 

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Hi,

The hard disk of my Satellite 1900-303 is almost crashing (SMART), and the guarantee has expired.
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Thanks in advance,
Randy

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Hi Randy

You can do it. Functionality of Operating system and different Toshiba tools don t depend on HDD.

Change HDD and install OS using Toshiba Recovery CD. It will be work. If you have any problems please write again.

Good luck!

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If you find yourself in the unfortunate and sometimes awkward position of having lost some important data and need data recovery urgently, find a professional data recovery company to retrieve your lost data. For urgent recovery of your lost data, you can usually rely on the expert services of data recovery professionals.

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thanks for your posting, but 1. It's in the wrong forum. and 2. This has been discussed numerous times.
 

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Hi all,       I have a WDC600 60Gb hard drive which has recently become corrupted.  Whilst using windows, the computer ground to a halt and died.  Upon the enevitable reboot, just after BIOS screen, I get a message saying that there is no operating system or it is corrupt.      The problem is that every piece of recovery software I have tried, all 5 of them, indicate a read error and cannot proceed.  I find this strange since the BIOS recognises it as does windows, within the device manager at least, but not as drive within My Computer when the drive is installed as a slave.  As far as I can tell the motor still functions, as it gets rather toasty after a few mins - it could be the electronics but the case around the motor is disproportionawly hot compared to the PCB - nothing unusual for a hard drive to create this amount of heat.      If anyone could indicate the problem or anything to try to get the data off, either a hardware of software solution, I would be very greatful.  If anyone knows the cause of the problem or whether I would ever be able to use the hard disk again that would also be helpful.Kind regards

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otacustes  ......perhaps you could elaborate just a wee bit .........you say , QuoteThe problem is that every piece of recovery software I have tried, all 5 of them    Question ....... if windows won't load ? How are you running this software ?What O/S are you using ?How old is the Western Dig drive that has quit ?There is a trick I will offer once I see your reply .dl65  

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I have a Western Digital 40GB Hard Disk inside an "e-machine" PC which had XP Home Edition on it and i now think it's buggered. It makes a clicking noise whenever I try to access it.Now the PC won't start up at all, not even in Safe Mode. It looks like at least the boot sector is corrupt. What I want to do is recover the contents of the My Pictures folder. Does anyone know of any utility that will do this?I've tried attaching the HD onto another good PC as a master and as a slave but it won't even see it. Booting from an XP CD doesn't wor; neither does the recovery option with scandisk or chkdsk or fixboot. Booting with a Windows 98 floppy and trying to see the hard disk doesn't work either. FDISK sees the partition but that's about all I can do with it, bu then I don't think FDISK was designed for looking at XP (or is that wrong?). I just want to be able to see the hard disk to recover that one folder off it, then I'll probably throw the hard disk away. Any ideas?

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Hi s99Raj. I'm afraid that there isn't much in the way of good news on this problem unless you are prepared to spend a lot of money. The clicking noise will be caused by a mechanical fault, so the data is unlikely to be recoverable without dismantling the drive in a specialist clean air environment. You could try contacting Dataquest click here or Computer Recovery click here

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Hello.

So here's what I've done:

I tried re-installing windows after a whole bunch of BSODs, so I put in my XP Pro disk that's about 4 or 5 years old (I'm pretty sure it's just SP1). It booted to the setup, I chose my new hard drive to install windows to, but it said "c: contains bad data, is damaged etc etc etc and must be formatted before you can continue". Now I thought it was okay; I'd backed up all important info from that drive (c and went ahead and continued.

Now, this is 500gb drive, it seems windows setup only detcted 130gb of it, but I thought "It's alright, it's just the c drive", well... It seems I was wrong; it wiped EVERYTHING but C: and E: (those are the two partitions on that particular drive). Anyway, before I knew this, I carryed on with the install, it copied the files and then rebooted. But then it wouldn't go any further and gave me a few different errors... Anyway, those errors are kinda irrelevant (but it was during the phase where the bios initiates the hard disk to load the O/S... I was just getting a blinking cursor).

So anyway, cut a long story short, I took that drive out (my old one), put the new drive in, used a disc that had SP3 slipstreamed into the install (luckily I had made this) and installed; everything works fine now! Except... I don't have any of my old files; I backed MOST of the stuff up, but I also lost a lot of stuff that has taken me out of my "comfort zo... Read more

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An 5 year old Pc Pentium 4 has crashed on me. It was having a series of problems with malicious software which I just couldn't eradicate. Then yesterday it would no longer boot. I had tried doing a restore point but it wouldn't go back to a restore point. Now it has stopped booting and wont even go into safe mode.

I have lost the original installation disks.

I have a more up to date Pentium 4 running Windows Vista Home Edition and have a IDE USB cable to link the old PC 2 HDs with my new PC.

How do i copy over all my material from one to the other?

I have set up the IDE USB cable and my PC seems to read the old HDs and I can see the file structure. This I presume means the HD has not crashed. When I try to copy and move files on the old HD it says I need 'owners' permission'.

However no dialog opens asking for my User ID and password. I seem to be locked out. Is there anything I can do to retrieve the folders on the old HDs?

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I own lenovo Y500 laptop. It came with 880GB of C: drive and Mere 25GB of D drive, If my laptop gets attacked by virus then all data in C will be lost so where i gonna store my valuable data. And Is there a way to create recovery disc / backup of my 180GB of softwares movies and games and songs. Can i Shrink C drive and Create a new partition to store my valuable data.













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Answer:Hard Disk And One key recovery

hi rajthultimate,
 
Regarding your questions:
 
1. The best way, in my opinion, to backup your files is to get an external HDD and make a copyof those movies, games, apps, etc. so that in an event of an HDD failure, you still have another copy of your important files. You can clone your HDD or do the regular copy and paste procedure, or both. Cloning is recommended to save you time installing the OS and the programs you want.
 
2. You can shrink the 880Gb and create a primary or extended partition for your files (you can refer to this guide)
 
3. For prevention, you can freeze your C-Drive from any changes using Deep Freeze or any alternative software so that after a reboot, your system will be good as new. You can always unfreeze it if you want to add a program.
 
4. You can upload your files to a numerous free cloud storage service like Dropbox (limited space - it's an option but not recommended for huge data).
 
 
Hope this helps.

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A coworker's workstation has crashed. Upon powering up, the message is "Primary Master Hard Disk Failure". All Bios settings are correct. Assuming the drive crashed. The question is this: What is the going rate, average, for data recovery from a failed hard drive? Lets assume it is a 5Gig drive. Anyone? Thanks
 

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