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Want to change drive TVT_RNR (Y:) back to drive F and retrieve all original information

Question: Want to change drive TVT_RNR (Y:) back to drive F and retrieve all original information

A Lenovo tech told me to rename my Drive F to Drive TVT_RNR (T in order to back up my T500 to an external hard drive. Now, all original information is missing. But ... is the original information still on the hard drive or erased? Can you instruct me how to retrieve the original Drive F information? A. I no longer need the Lenovo backup data;B. I would like to have my drive back ... no more TVT_RNR (Y;C. Drive shows 87GB free of 111GB. What happened? Can you help? Thank you, Eric [email protected]

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Preferred Solution: Want to change drive TVT_RNR (Y:) back to drive F and retrieve all original information

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Want to change drive TVT_RNR (Y:) back to drive F and retrieve all original information

Hi - saw your posting. No doubt you have solved the problem but I had exactly the same this week. Using a Buffalo HD externally and made the mistake of making it the back up boot drive. Buffalo were extremely helpful responding within 24 hrs with how to rectify the problem. So have my original settings back again! Contact your HD supplier.

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My motherboard went south in my old PC running windows xp. My hard drive was fine.
I want to hook up my old hard drive to another computer to retrieve my emails where all my passwords were stored.
I have an old "e machines" computer that still works but the plug in's on that hard drive are different from the one I need to get the info off of.
Can anyone tell me if there is a way to get my info off my hard drive. Can I buy new plug in's? Is there a cable I can use?

Thanks so much!
 

Answer:Retrieve information from my old Hard Drive

I believe what you need is an adaptor to go from ide to sata
You will still have the problem more than likely of not being able to boot the old hdd in the new machine as the drivers etc will be different and you will get a blue screen.
You should use your old hdd as an external hdd..and plug it into a usb port to retrieve your user files.
If you email account is web based you can still access it to get your personal passwords...if it is outlook or such and your email is stored locally you may have some problems if the settings are set to delete from server once you have loaded the emails.
In this case it comes down do being able to import from the hard drive your messages that are stored...this i am not sure about...or the second option of reinstalling windows without doing a reformat{on the old hdd} and see if outlook can access the files{I am not sure} I detested outlook for years and always used web based mail....even on my own domain i accessed my mail through cpanel.
Hopefully someone will be along soon with more experience with outlook,,if this is your case
 

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Hi all,

I used the search function and found a lot about changing icons of folders. I could not find anything about how to get back the original icons.
For some reason one external drive "lost" it's icon and you can see a placeholder only.
I mean it is not the end of the world..... but almost
Any ideas?
Thanks a lot

Answer:Get Original Drive Icon back

You might try rebuilding the icon cache. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local. Delete IconCache.db. Reboot. This will cause the icon cache to be rebuilt.

Hope this helps.

Gary

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I have a USB external hard drive that I keep all my documents etc on (had it for years)

I upgraded from Vista Home to & Home Premium then had to upgrade recently to Professional to run my Sage. Through all these upgrades my ext. drive ran fine. Occasionally the drvie letter would change if I had something else plugged into the USB, this was always easily corected in disk management by changing the drive path.

The connection on the case packed up so I had to get the drive put into a new case, now when I plug it in the drive is assigned G instead of F, I tried to change the drive letter allocation in Disk Management but it won't let me as the program still thinks I have a second ext. hard drive which is labelled F. I suspect this has happened because when the usb connection broke the drive was disconnected suddenly instead of a proper eject.

How do I get Disk Management to remove the inactive drive - i can't find any obvious way - eject, delete etc are all missing when I click on tools or tasks.

If there is no easy way then how do I stop program updates for Adobe etc. failing because they can not find the F drive. I don't know why they look at that drive anyway.

Help.

Answer:External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back

Hi PAMDILL,

Welcome aboard.

Try this:

Download drivecleanup.zip V 0.8.1 from

Drive Tools for Windows

Unzip to a folder. In it you will have two folders Win32 and x64, each containing DriveCleanup.exe for Windows 32bit and 64 bit respectively.

Now unplug all the USB devices from your PC (except of course the Keyboard and mouse), right click on the appropriate DriveCleanup.exe for your system and run it as an administrator.

This will remove all non-present drives from the registry.

Reboot and then plug-in your external drive.

The drive will be installed and hopefully you should be able to assign any free drive letter to it.

Please report whether it resolved your problem.

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My External Hard Drive (My Book) was always Drive letter F.

I went to sleep and woke up to find Windows 7 Pro had updated and rebooted and I was welcomed by my login screen.

Consequently now my My Book external HDD now reads as Drive letter G.

I went into Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

Drive letter F is not available.

F is assigned to a drive that does not exist and never has. I am confused. I only have one CD drive and it says now that I have 2 even though the one addressed as F doesn't have any information. If I click on F it says "Insert Disk"

Answer:External Hard Drive (F) Drive Letter changed to G - Can't change back

Update: The mysterious other CD Rom drive seems to be MagicJack.

I did some research but the following tech help did NOT work as you can see by the previous post picture that it doesn't not show it up in Disk Management:

MagicJack/Support Resources/How-To/Assign Drive Letters - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

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Hello.
Recently bought a new Laptop, and went through all the setting up process, one of which was Windows 7 back up. At the time I just went for the partitioned drive option, but after a week, I've decided to buy an external Hard drive for my back ups instead.
My questions are:
1. Can I easily change the destination of the back up files?
2. Do I just delete everything on Drive D once I'm backing up to an external Hard Drive, or will Windows give me this option when I change to external Hard Drive?
3. The Back up is done on a schedule, so how do I get on when the date passes? Will it ask me to plug my external Hard Drive in the next time I boot up?
4. Finally, I'd like to back up our Desktop too, running on Vista. Can I just partition the external Hard Drive, and keep our laptop, and Desktop backed up on the same hard drive??

Cheers, Matthew

Answer:Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?

Hi Matthew -

You don't need to partition the HD to keep your different backups on it.

The WindowsImageBackup file needs to be named only that and in the root of the external to reimage from the booted DVD or Repair CD, however you can click on it to see which PC it is for.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Backup User and System Files

I don't like the way Win7 file backup works so I drag the active User folder from each computer here to external once per month, then update the backup image every few months. You may decide to go Manual after trying the automated backup, since you'll need to move the external to catch the backup anyway.

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i created a bootable usb flash drive for dell diagnostics using my 4gb pendrive. after creation the size reduced to 1.96 gb. it was mentioned that after reformating the size will be back to normal. but even after reformatting nothin happened. can anyone plz tell me how to get back my initial capacity of 4 gb
 

Answer:Unable to get back my original pen drive capacity

if you have already reformatted (ie deleted the bootable info), then
get the Disk Manager
delete the partition(s)
add ONE partition
then reformat

 

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I had Windows Vista on my new ACER computer. It was not compatible with my modem and evenuatly it crashed completely. Had a computer friend fix it. He completly wiped out my C: Drive, it does not exist now. He loaded Windows XP and all my files on the H: drive. File system is NTFS, my local drive is now H: instead of C: Now when I try to download any programs from internet they will not download because they automatically want to download to C: drive. Comes back as saying C: file full. I have 448 free GB on the H: drive. Can I rename the H: drive to C: drive or what do I have to do to get my C: drive back?
 

Answer:Solved: How to Change H: Drive Back To C: Drive

Unfortunatly, it is not recommended that you change the drive letter of the disk which contains your Operating System. If you run diskmgmt.msc in the "run" option of the start menu, windows will display your drives and give you the option to right click the required drive and change its designated letter. Its likely windows will not allow you to do this. If "H" is your boot disk as well as your Windows partition, renaming it can cause problems in booting your system and microsoft warns against this as changing the drive letter can cause your system to be un able to boot to windows.

Instructions to force Windows to change the drive letter can be found at the URL below, but this process is only recommended if the drive letter has changed since installation of Windows! http://www.petri.co.il/change_system_drive_letter_in_windows_xp.htm

Unless you want to transfer your files and settings onto an external hard drive, then do a clean install of XP, it seems you are going to have to stick with "H", and try to configure your web browser to targer the "H" drive for downloads.

Sorry to disappoint you.

Harry
 

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I'm working on my sister computer and put in a new hard drive. I imaged the drive in windows (using xp) and all seemed to go ok. I took the original out and now windows will book ok, but will hang on a screen that resembles the windows login screen, blue background with a windows xp logo on the right side. The mouse still works as well as the numlock lights, but it will go no futher. I've tried changing drive letters with the old drive installed, but somehow, i've fubar'd both and now both drives hang at this spot regardless of whether or not the other is plugged in as well. I have a feeling, from research i've done on the web, that windows is looking for system files on a drive letter that doesn't exist. The problem now is that i cannot boot into either install of windows, nor thier respective safe mode options. In safe mode, i get the same screen as i do when booting into normal mode. How do i get either one of these drives to boot? I know the data is still there and the data is fine, but I need to make windows boot. I've also tried using the recovery console to do a fixmbr and a fixboot, but neither helped (I didn't figure they would as the address different aspects of the boot than what i suspect to be the problem). Any ideas?
 

Answer:Imaged drive in windows, took original drive out, now new drive hangs on login screen

have you tried booting from the cd and running the repair option? --um--nevermind
 

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Hi everybody :wave:. Thanku for all ur help so far and i hope u can help me on dis 1! well, I have win xp sp2 (AND VISTA!! DUAL BOOT!) and the icons seem to have messed up. Since I installed vtp7 (unistalled it) then installed brickopack vista, then uninstalled it, i can't change the icons back to normal xp icons again! Has anybody got any ideas on how to do this? Also, I have used loads of software to change icons but none seem to work and unfortunately when i installed the transformation pack i didn't make a backup file of shell32.dll file :dead:. Here's a thought: can you somehow post the shell32.dll file on the website so that i can download it?? if so PLZ do! thanku for any help in advance .
 

Answer:Can't change icons in xp back 2 original

hmmm.

Have you tried installing the file from your xp cd? You could also try the windows repair tool.
 

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I accidentally change all default programs (firefox, internet explorer, EXE only files) into a different icon (utorrent) now, my programs dont function probably. How do i change it back to how they were so i can use it?
so if i open internet explorer, it opens to utorrent and says iexplore.exe:torrent is not valid bencoding

Answer:How do I change the icon back to original? PLEASE HELP ME?

Welcome aboard

Download teh registry filse for .exe and .lnk from the link Default File Type Associations - Restore and double click to merge those in the registry hive.

Let us know if it worked or not.

At the same time, uninstall utorrent, Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker , and then you may reinstall it.

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well i got a question actually i dont even know if it has anything to do with the topic but, i dont know how , i change the default program for all the programs in the pc , including interent explorer, google chrome and practicly all, the icon also change, it is the one of the default program which i change them all to ... my question is, how do i cange them back to the original program they were?

Answer:How do I change icon back to original?

Hello Himmcr, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made this change to undo it and hopefully restore the icons back to default.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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have a problem.. i installed win2k to my pc with corrupt xp.. win2k formatted my hd by itself when i installed it..and when i was installing win2k, i was asked which partition do i want to install it. and it showed my 2 partition..but i noticed that my C (which is NTFS) became D.. and my D (FAT32) became C. they switched letters..so i chose D because that was my real C harddisk..question..how do i change it back to C letter?

Answer:change drive letter back to C

If your booting from that patrition I dont think you can from regular windows. I dont know about safe mode though.

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hi
cant change drive letter back to c, i changed it a d last year and have great many problems since including cant run many MS programs, updates, the list goes on. Have tried the normal method to changh it
any advice appreciated
thanks

Answer:Cant change drive letter back to C on my PC

This may help you - https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/kb/223188

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I've had this PC running the same way for about a year now (everything working fine) in the past week i noticed that 1 of my 4 hard drives started going really slow.
I checked all my IDE Channel and realized that the hard drive had changed to PIO Mode 4. I select it and check the 'Enable DMA' box and hit OK. the properties dialog closes but when i reopen it it's set back to PIO Mode 4.
Any ideas?

Answer:Hard Drive changes to PIO Mode 4 - can't change back to DMA

It should not be any slower on PIO 4 than it is on any DMA setting, they are capped at the same rate.

Ultra DMA would be different, doubling the transfer rate.

Could you help us out by:
1. Filling out your system specifications entirely?
2. Telling us if you were doing anything when this happened?

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Hello,

Some time ago I put in a new hdd and copied the old one to the new one, took out the old one and the new one retained the letter F. If I would save the content of the F drive to an external Hdd, is there then anyway to clear the F drive hdd and re-install from the external and re-letter the F drive to be my C drive?

Hope this makes sense.

Any info appreciated.
 

Answer:Wanting to change hdd drive letter back to C

Switching drive letters in Windows really isn't recommended, mainly because a lot of system files (mainly the Windows Registry) are hard-coded to look at whatever drive they were installed to (so in your case it would be F).

There's a Microsoft Knowledge Base article on the switching procedure here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223188

I personally would recover all of your essential data (documents, photos, music, game saves etc), wipe the disk and start from scratch with a clean installation of Windows, as you could brick the machine if it screws up.
 

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Hi,
A PC tech change by mistake the windows drive C to D.
The computer can naturally not boot to Windows any more.
Using both the internal Win maintenance (as admin), or the regedit or external Mini XP I can change back the drives, but it does not persist, and always tries to reboots with the previous erroneous drives.
I used the regedit to change by:
Local Machine / System / Mounted devices, set the admin permission, and it all looks OK when assigning the new letters , no error messages, but gets back again to the faulty drives (as can be seen in DISKPART/List Volume).
Any idea?
As an alternative (a bad one) I thought I could tell Windows to start from drive D (where the system currently is) instead. How can I do it?
Thanks

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Hi,
A PC tech change by mistake the windows drive C to D.
The computer can naturally not boot to Windows any more.
Using both the internal Win maintenance (as admin), or the regedit or external Mini XP I can change back the drives, but it does not persist, and always tries to reboots with the previous erroneous drives.
I used the regedit to change by:
Local Machine / System / Mounted devices, set the admin permission, and it all looks OK when assigning the new letters , no error messages, but gets back again to the faulty drives (as can be seen in DISKPART/List Volume).
Any idea?
As an alternative (a bad one) I thought I could tell Windows to start from drive D (where the system currently is) instead. How can I do it?
Thanks

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I just got my replacement H.D. back for my HTPC and I ghosted the bad drive and now reinstalled everything onto it. I had to set the drive letter to F: because I already had a drive C: on the computer that I was doing the cloning on. The computer that needs the replacement drive is looking for drive C:.

How can I fix this?

Joe
 

Answer:Ghosted Hard Drive (How to change back to C:)

If you are running XP go to computer management - disk management and you can reassign drive letters there by right clicking on the drive you want to reassign. You may have to do some moving of drive letters to get everything back to where you want it/or it shoulod be.
 

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Hi,
A PC tech change by mistake the windows drive C to D.
The computer can naturally not boot to Windows any more.
Using both the internal Win maintenance (as admin), or the regedit or external Mini XP I can change back the drives, but it does not persist, and always tries to reboots with the previous erroneous drives.
I used the regedit to change by:
Local Machine / System / Mounted devices, set the admin permission, and it all looks OK when assigning the new letters , no error messages, but gets back again to the faulty drives (as can be seen in DISKPART/List Volume).
Any idea?
As an alternative (a bad one) I thought I could tell Windows to start from drive D (where the system currently is) instead. How can I do it?
Thanks

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I have a P25 which has lost its screen and dvd.
Screen is black with a dim light (graphics control problem I am told by Toshiba repair - requires motherboard change = USD1000).

The DVD (Mat****u UJ-809?) makes sounds but is not recognizable by Windows.

So I now use it as a desktop with external screen, keyboard and DVD.

As with all Windows installation things got clogged up so I now had to reinstall the Windows MC that came with the machine. However, running the Recovery DVD from an external DVD reader does not work.

As it boots I get a DOS message that there is no DVD and a A> prompt.
I can install a new XP version, but then I miss all the MC features and have to install all P25 drivers manually.

I would be very grateful if anyone could assist.

(If somebody would have a clever idea about the screen as well, please let me know)

Thanks,
Tom

Answer:Satellite P25: How to reinstall original software without original drive working?

Hello,
I can not say what tests your service repair ran, but the screen problem could likely be an Inverter issue. As for the dvd problem. I have heard that Toshiba laptops need the Toshiba external CD/DVD to boot or otherwise it will not work. I have not ever tried so I can not attest to this, but it could very well likely be that. Assuming that your CD/DVD is listed in hardware manager with a yellow exclamation mark do this, start->run->regedit then do the following.

go to hkey_local_machine, then system, CurrentControlSet, Control, Then class.
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} This is your cd/DVD. Once there in the list to the right verify a component called UpperClass filter, click on it, hit delete, and delete it. Then do the same for lowerfilter. Delete both filters, then right click on My computer, on your desktop. Go to properties->hardware->Device manager. Right click on your cd/DVD and click disenstall. Then go to the top and click find new hardware. It should find your cd/DVD and reinstall the driver without any conflicts. Hope this helps.

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I have a system (with Vista on it, I'm one of the few who doesn't loathe Vista) with two internal and one external hard drive, among other things I keep my Itunes stuff on the external drive.At one stage I was having trouble with fixing the drive letter in place, it kept on resetting itself, so I went through computer management and locked it into being drive K.Yesterday I unplugged the hard drive (accidentally) and this morning, not yesterday, it's reset itself to being drive M.  Everything on that drive no longer works..I've tried going through computer management again and it will let me reset the letter but not to drive K (I'm locked out)..  Which is where I want/need it..I need to get rid of the old settings but I'm not sure how, does anyone have any ideas?A.

Answer:Hard drive changed letter, and I can't change it back.

Do you have anything assigned to a K: drive? (I mean, has something else commandeered to letter).If so, either unplug it (if possible) or change it via disk management.I'm wracking my brain on this one, since I had the exact same issue with a CD-ROM drive, and I do recall the "fix" was easier done then said...

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I had to replace my hard drive an windows assigned the drive letter to I: not to c: how do I change it to c:

Answer:how to change the main hard drive letter back to c:

Hi

See this article: How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows

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My external drive letter was K:, now it's L:. I checked the registry and saw that they both have the same value? I also can't change drive letter in computer management. Help me please!

Answer:External hard drive changed. Won't change back

Hello Jassie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Go ahead and delete the \DosDevices\L: Binary vaule to see if the drive will be seen as K after restarting the computer.

If not, then see if you may be able to use OPTION TWO or OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to change it back to K.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Good evening, All -I'm new to this forum, but I love the information/assistance provided.  I've 'lurked' before - gleaning information - but I never had to post because I always found the solution.  Now, I'm stumped on something, and thought you all might be able to assist me.I have a very simple batch file that copies the contents of a txt file onto the clipboard.  Trust me, this is a simple file...the command is:C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k clip < c:\transfers\test.txtc:\exittest.txt contains the information that I want pasted to the clipboard (e.g. my email address).Next, I've assigned a hotkey to the shortcut that runs that batch file.  So, for example, CTRL+ALT+O would copy the text in test.txt onto the clipboard.  I can then use CTRL+V to paste that pretty much anywhere.So far, so good.Now, let's say that I'm on a webpage, and it asks for my email address.  Rather than typing it, I press CTRL+ALT+O to place it on the clipboard.  Here's where I hit my issue.  When the batch file runs, I lose the focus on the field that I wanted to fill in on the webform (or whatever program), so I have to click back to the field and THEN paste.Here is my question...is there a way that I can adjust the batch file so that it will "hold" or "return to" the field where I hit the hotkey combination, so that all I need to do is hit CTRL+V (or, better yet, where it would "know"... Read more

Answer:How to change the focus back to original window via a Batch File Command

Your objective is not clear.There are some  here that can do anything with a batch file, - except make good coffee.  But seriously, for sometime Microsoft has recommended  people to lo use some kind of Windows Script Host pt for tasks that involve the windows graphical  interface. Batch commands are butter used for things that stay at the condom line.

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Good evening, All -I'm new to this forum, but I love the information/assistance provided.  I've 'lurked' before - gleaning information - but I never had to post because I always found the solution.  Now, I'm stumped on something, and thought you all might be able to assist me.I have a very simple batch file that copies the contents of a txt file onto the clipboard.  Trust me, this is a simple file...the command is:C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k clip < c:\transfers\test.txtc:\exittest.txt contains the information that I want pasted to the clipboard (e.g. my email address).Next, I've assigned a hotkey to the shortcut that runs that batch file.  So, for example, CTRL+ALT+O would copy the text in test.txt onto the clipboard.  I can then use CTRL+V to paste that pretty much anywhere.So far, so good.Now, let's say that I'm on a webpage, and it asks for my email address.  Rather than typing it, I press CTRL+ALT+O to place it on the clipboard.  Here's where I hit my issue.  When the batch file runs, I lose the focus on the field that I wanted to fill in on the webform (or whatever program), so I have to click back to the field and THEN paste.Here is my question...is there a way that I can adjust the batch file so that it will "hold" or "return to" the field where I hit the hotkey combination, so that all I need to do is hit CTRL+V (or, better yet, where it would "know"... Read more

Answer:How to change the focus back to original window via a Batch File Command

Your objective is not clear.There are some  here that can do anything with a batch file, - except make good coffee.  But seriously, for sometime Microsoft has recommended  people to lo use some kind of Windows Script Host pt for tasks that involve the windows graphical  interface. Batch commands are butter used for things that stay at the condom line.

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Hi,

Well today i was looking into how i can increase the performance speed of my phone when i was using it as a mass storage device, just like a usb to transfer files to it.

I went into: Properties > Hardware > [selected the device] > Properties > Policies

And then it showed the removal policies, which were either:

Quick Removal (default) -or- Better Performance

So for now i chose better performance, this was fine and i transfered all my media to my phone etc. I then had to eject the device with safety removal tool because i still had it on the better performance removal policy.

Well later on when i came back i plugged in my phone again as a mass storage device, and then decided i wanted to put it back to quick removal. But when i tried to do this it said:

"Windows could not change the write-caching setting for the device. Your device might not support this feature or changing the setting."

Ive no idea why it says this, as it was origionally set to quick removal, although it wont let me change back to it.

If anyone could help me with this problem it would be a great help thanks.

_adam

Answer:Cant change flash drive back to quick removal policy!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fields999


Hi,

Well today i was looking into how i can increase the performance speed of my phone when i was using it as a mass storage device, just like a usb to transfer files to it.

I went into: Properties > Hardware > [selected the device] > Properties > Policies

And then it showed the removal policies, which were either:

Quick Removal (default) -or- Better Performance

So for now i chose better performance, this was fine and i transfered all my media to my phone etc. I then had to eject the device with safety removal tool because i still had it on the better performance removal policy.

Well later on when i came back i plugged in my phone again as a mass storage device, and then decided i wanted to put it back to quick removal. But when i tried to do this it said:

"Windows could not change the write-caching setting for the device. Your device might not support this feature or changing the setting."

Ive no idea why it says this, as it was origionally set to quick removal, although it wont let me change back to it.

If anyone could help me with this problem it would be a great help thanks.

_adam


With these annoying little problems that are not that common, the best way is system restore, from a point prior to the problem

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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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My primary HDD was failing so I backed it up and replaced it with a larger 1TB drive.  After reinstalling everything the new drive is displaying the same size as my old drive and the extra space available is unallocated.  I can allocate it as
a separate drive but I find that annoying and would prefer to just have my primary C: drive show up with all of the available space.  I formatted the extra space and made it available separately as drive G hoping that I could EXPAND drive C but that option
is not highlighted as selectable on drive C for some reason.  Should I just live with this extra space or is there a way to easily combine C and the new G space?

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So what I am trying to do is copy my original 80gb hard drive over to a bigger 250gb without having to reformat and redo everything.

So what I am doing is hooking up the 250 via a USB external case and using Norton Ghost to copy my 80gb to the 250.

After the copy has completed I install the 250 into the notebook and boot from that disk.

It tells me "can not find bootmgr". So I put the recovery DVD in and let it boot from that and let windows repair itself. It takes two reboots to repair and then it boots up fine.

Here is the trouble. Now it will boot up to the welcome/log on screen where I can select my profile or my wifes profile. I can use either one and it is the same, they are both admin profiles.

It will say "preparing your desktop" with the spinning "wait" ring next to it. It will do this for almost a minute. then it will bring me to a blank light blue desktop. There is nothing available to click on but I do have an arrow to move around. In the bottom right corner in small script it says, "this copy of windows is not genuine".

I spoke with a Microsoft tech and she gave me this solution. Windows 7 displays &#34;Windows is not Genuine&#34; with error code of 0x80070005

The problem with this is that I do not have access to a command prompt. The only keyboard shortcuts that are working are CTL+ALT+DEL which I have to use shut the computer down, WIN+P and WIN+L.

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Answer:Problems Transfering Drive Information to a New Drive

Not sure about the Norton program as i have not used it in many years but there are alternatives, win 7 have a feature in the backup section that lets you take an image of the HDD(and the 100MB boot sector) that could be restored(via booting from win7 dvd)to another drive.
If done successfully then it should be identical on reboot as original install was.

Other option are Acronis or Paragon that have free software to do this that seem quite popular amongst other users here although acronis does not give full package for free but should be enough for what you want to do.

I would take an image of the drive to external media, then unplug old HDD plug in new one then restore image to new HDD(via booting from win7 dvd), also be sure that new drive is set as system and active partition.

Hope this helps

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so, a few years back i read a magazine that said to change the type of computer in device manager to standard pc because it made the computer run a little better or faster.

so now i've got my laptop and i've noticed it getting slower and thought that i would do this... VERY BAD MOVE!!!

i can still boot windows and everything - it meant that i had to let the computer reinstall all of the drivers for my hardware - but i have noticed in the device manager now that there are two instances of 'standard pc', there is also a new section titled 'other devices' with about 15 devices that seem to have no driver for them - some mention 'ISA' so i am guessing that changing to standard pc means that windows thinks my laptop is now a desktop pc with ISA slots???

i find that when i put my laptop lid down the thing shuts down, when i press the power button it turns off straight away (doesn't even shut down!). i had had the laptop configured for ages to do nothing when i closed the lid and give me shut down options when i pressed the power button. i look in power options and i can only cinfigure the monitor screen and hard disk power off options - every other option is not available. when i do bring up the shut down options i can no longer choose standby.

i have also realised that i can not turn on my wireless connection - i've tried all sorts to get it to work with no avail! the laptop is an acer ferrari and when i call up the manager app... Read more

Answer:can't change computer type back to original type in device manager!

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Two questions:

1. This first one is a question about what two registry keys do. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > services > Tcpip > Parameters > DNSRegisteredAdapters > *Corresponding NIC*. What are the Flags, and RegisteredSinceBoot
keys? What do they do?
2. I attempt to change the values of these keys. They go back to their original values if I restart, log in, or run ipconfig /registerdns. 

Here is some background. I am on an IT engineering, and I have been looking into a DNS issue we have had for quite some time. The issue is that our AD DNS server records do not update for about half of our machines. We have timestamps dating back a couple of
months (I know, I know, scavenge. The team in charge of that is in the process of getting that set). I have been looking into a multitude of things to ensure all computers' DNS records update. 

In my testing, I have checked several machines and notice that those keys mentioned above have the values of- flags = 2, and registeredsinceboot = 1. On the computers that aren't updating their values are 0. I have attempted to change to 2 and 1 on a computer
that isn't updating, but the values always revert back to 0. 

Perhaps the issue we are seeing isn't related at all to the keys presented, but if you can help me identify the purpose of these keys, and how to save the values if changed, that would be greatly appreciated. At least for testing purpose. 

Some mor... Read more

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HELP! How to restore  back T61 to original setting ( from original set-up, from newly bought ). It was updated to XP but now i would like to return to VISTA. Please send procedure. The Vantage button is not already working. Problems also on the nav pad.

Answer:HELP! How to restore back T61 to original setting ( from original set-up, from newly bought ).

I don't think you can.  If the ThinkVantage button isn't working, it sounds like whoever installed XP wiped out the recovery partition.  You can buy some Vista recovery CDs from Lenovo for about $50 but, frankly, if XP is working I would stick with it. 





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Hi..
My Dell inspiron 15R 5521 laptop's original HDD was crashed. It had pre-installed Windows 8.
And, I had updated to windows 10 recently. 
Please guide me to reinstall windows 8 or 10 for the new HDD via online, coz' I do not have any recovery media (DVD or USB). 
And further,
1.) Is it possible to reinstall the windows to a SSD ?
2.) Will I get all Dell applications (VGA application, Audio application etc..) came with my laptop with the re-installation of windows ..?
Thanks
Tilan 

Answer:Retrieve Original Windows 8 for new HDD

If your system has already had Windows 10 Installed and Activated follow my instructions here to directly download and clean reinstall Windows 10:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows-10/windows-10-clean- reinstallation-via-bootable-usb-from-iso/
It sounds like you are in this scenario.
Note Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Editions are specific. If your system came with Windows 8.1/10 Home Single Language, then Windows 8.1/10 will not activate.
Unfortunately there is no clear marker for end users to determine the Edition so my advise is to first try Windows 10 Home if it doesn't activate try Windows 10 Home Single Language.
Get a SSD for optimum performance.
Dell have updated system drivers for Windows 10 (WT64a) drivers:
http://downloads.dell.com/published/pages/inspiron-15r-5521.html
c.f. recommended driver installation order:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/2015/09/27/driver-installation-order-windows-10/
If Windows 10 was not activated you will have to reinstall Windows 8.1 and then upgrade. Follow my instructions here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso/
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/upgrading-to-windows-10/

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I have an Aspire AX1420G-U5832. All of the sudden my d-drive option disappeared. Now I can't view pics on CDs. Please help!

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Hi all

So I had 6 windows updates yesterday on my PC and since then it has been stuck in a boot loop. Tried safe mode, last known good configuration but still no joy. I have also just tried a linux boot disc called Knoppix but it just brings up media error (bad sector) messages for a few minutes and then halts.

I'm happy if I can just get My Documents off the hard drive. I have tried XP recovery console but it wont allow me to go into the 'Documents and Settings' folder - says access denied. Yet I can get into other folders? Besides this even if I did get in I have no other drive to copy my documents to. My floppy drive doesn't work. I have 2 other hdd's in, one on IDE and one on RAID.

Can anyone tell me if there is a way of copying files from 'My Documents' on my C: drive to a USB stick, or another one of my hdd's, from DOS without using a floppy drive!

Cheers
Mark

Answer:Need to retrieve data from C: drive

If you have another computer or any friends who have computers you could try installing your hard drive in their computer and having them transfer your docs off your drive and onto their computer... If you have more than one hard drive you could try taking out the bad drive, installing an OS on one of the good drives and then reinstalling the bad drive to transfer the files over to one of the good drives.

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Gentlemen I tested my hard drive and it has bad sectors, is there a program to retrieve the files before replacing it. Thanx in advance

Answer:How to retrieve files from bad drive

Hello Silverfox,

Have you already ran Check Disk on the hard drive to see if it may be able to repair or mark the bad sectors, and recover any corrupted files or sectors from it?

I would say using the command below in a elevated (run as administrator) command prompt. Substitute C with the drive letter of this hard drive instead though.

chkdsk C: /F /R

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi Brink,

I just tried using this but is having problem with the take ownership option for the drive i was trying to retrieve data from. i'm able to see the option when i right click on other files on my desktop but couldn't see it when i right click on my external drive (a drive from my crashed laptop through usb). i also could not see the security options when i click on the properties of the drive. my crashed laptop operate on win 7 while my desktop operate on vista.

Can you help me out?

Thanks

Answer:I'm trying to retrieve data from drive

Hello Kango, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have updated the REG files. Please download them again, and run the Add_Take_Ownership.reg file again to add "Take Ownership" to the drive context menu.

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I am one of those people who like to gradually transfer over from one technology to another when the price is right. Well the price is right especially since SATA has been out for several years and PATA is an obsolete technology.

I have a PATA drive which is formatted for NTFS, not fat 32. I want to install it on a SATA 2 drive. I want to back it up with Ghost or Acronis and install it on the new sata2 drive.

Will this work? The drives aren't the same size either. Does it matter if it is Acronis or Ghost?

Thanks
 

Answer:Can I use Ghost or Acronis to back up my PATA drive and install it on a SATA drive

If you have the drivers for the SATA controller installed on your Windows installation then there's rarely any issue cloning the PATA drive to a SATA drive, and there's no issue with cloning to larger drive either, both Acronis and Ghost support going to a smaller or bigger drive. The file system doesn't matter.
 

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Hi everyone,
I installed Ubuntu on my computer a few months ago and created another partition for it on my 1TB hard drive.

I didn't really care for Ubuntu so I decided to delete the partition it was on.
That might have been a mistake.

Well, now there's 87.68GB of free space on my hard disk that I can't use and I don't know how to add it back to my c: partition.

There was another post about this a couple years ago, but I don't understand the instructions and am not actually sure if it worked. Can someone explain how to do this, please?

I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I'm not familiar with partitioning disks. It was just the one time with Ubuntu.

Answer:Hard drive partition: adding free space back to c: drive

The unallocated area is actually an empty extended partition. You need to delete that first.

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Hi,
I have a USB flash drive that the Media Creation Tool messed up when it was formatting it to create installation media.
Ive worked out how to fix the flash drive. I just have to use disk management to create a new simple volume on it, I then have no option but to assign the flash drive with a drive letter, and format it to Fat32 and the flash drive is recognised again in windows.
The question I have is. It appears that the drive letter I give it then becomes a static drive letter.
I don't really want it to be static. Id rather put it back to the way it was when I bought the USB flash drive so that Windows assigns the drive letter dynamically every time its inserted into the PC. Is there a way of doing this or When you create a new simple volume does the drive letter have to be static?
My PC only has Drive C: (operating system and D: (DVD drive). The removable USB flash drive when inserted has always been Drive E: I have a few flash drives that I use and Id like windows to just assign them all dynamically if its possible. Ive never had this issue before...its just this one USB drive that the Media Creation Tool messed up..the others are fine. I just want to put this USB back to its defaults..as it was when I purchased it if possible
Thanks

Answer:USB flash drive --assign drive letter back to dynamic from static

You might try what @Bree posted yesterday.

Windows 10 Not "Seeing" my USB Stick
Ken

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I recently purchased a western digital 1.5T My Book Essential to "automatically" backup my PC's internal hard drive and a Passport External drive I have that contains my media files. I installed WD's Smartware software on my PC and learned that it will only backup my hard drive. I also noticed that it (1) seems to consume alot of processor capacity (computer running much slower with it attached); and (2) my computer won't start up when attached. When I called WD about my concerns they indicated that there is 3rd party software available that will allow me to automatically backup both my internal hard drive and the passport and may not require as much processor space (they wouldn't provide specific recommendations). They also sent me instructions on how to adjust my PC so that it won't try to boot up from MY Book (interesteingly enough I 've never had this problem with my passport). I have not yet had a chance to try their recommendations.

Suggestions on a good 3rd party back-up software would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Need suggestions for software to back up hard drive and an external drive

Acronis has a good reputation.http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

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if I use accessories system tools and back up it looks like I also have to insert floppy disc and I do not have a floppy drive. How can I back-up entire C drive onto external hard drive without this

Answer:back up c drive onto external hard drive with no floppy driv

I use Seagate Disk Wizard on a bootable CD.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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So I moved my Desktop directory from my C: drive to my D: drive by right clicking the Desktop folder, going to Properties > Location and then choosing my D: drive (as was shown in a tutorial online) but when I did that, all of the files on my D: drive showed up on my Desktop.

I thought they were just copies and put them in the recycling bin, but they auto-deleted (so now i've lost a lot of data) and I can't restore anything because my backups failed.

How do I move my Desktop directory back to the C: drive? I can't find the original Desktop folder anywhere, when I right click the D: drive, go "Properties > Location > Restore Default" I get an error saying:

"Failed to build the list of regular subfolders under "D:\2443d7f70e90448a534b5d2222" Access denied."

Again, my backups have all failed, so I have no idea what to do.

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I've two usb memory sticks that until yesterday worked perfectly, but now everytime i insert them into any usb port (I've tried a few different computers), a message keeps prompting me to format my disk. I haven't formatted anything but its not giving me any other option only to cancel. There doesn't look to be any visible damage done to either usb, is it possible to retrieve the information from the usb's??

Answer:how can i retrieve information from my usb??

The last thing that I tried and liked is Scavenger.It's probably been 3 years.http://www.quetek.com/download.htmI tell you what little I know about it. I just played with it retriving small items.You should download to a CD not your computer. If you download or write over your pictures their gone.Their website has changed and I don't see the Free Trial version.I used it for my hard drive, not a memory stick.

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I have a Sandisk U3 USB 8GB Flash Drive. I had it password protected and was just fooling around purposely entering the wrong password. It said i had 3 more tries before my USB would become permanently inaccessible. I didn't take it seriously and thought i would just have to wait a day or so but now i cant access it at all. I had several files on there that will take several days to download again. Please help me to retrieve my information again.

Answer:Retrieve U3 Usb Information

hello:

---you may try this page--->Forgotten Password On Sandisk CruzerContour - FixYa---

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Until last week, I was doing okay. I had three IDE/ATA Maxtor Hard Drives configured in a removable enclosure. Each was configured as a Master and was bootable (two with Windows XP and the third with Windows 98SE). Depending on what I wanted to do, I would insert the appropriate hard drive into the removable enclosure, turn the computer on - and it would boot up and work fine. Then my computer died, so I bought a new one. My problem is that I have extensive data on the three old IDA/ATA Hard drives that I must be able to retrieve. I purchased an ET-CSMU2-BK IDE-to-USB enclosure with the hope that it would allow me to use my existing IDE hard drives through the USB connector. My new computer (running Windows Vista Home Premium) does see the IDE drive via the USB. The drive shows up okay under Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management/Storage - and it shows the right capacity. It shows the drive as "Basic" "Online" and "Healthy." However, it shows no "Volume" name - and it does not assign to this drive a drive letter. Consequently, this drive does not show under "Windows Explorer" - so I can not see the data on the drive. I have tried this with the jumper in the Maxtor drive set to Master and also with the jumper set to Slave. In both cases, I get the same results. I have tried the same process by connecting your IDE-to-USB output to the USB port on my laptop (running Windows XP) with the same results. I presume I could follow your instructions to ... Read more

Answer:New Computer - How to Retrieve Date from IDE drive

Yes, the particular hard IDE hard drive I have been trying to get to work does have Norton Go Back on it.

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XPHome with service pack2
2 HDD`s. One 60Gig Drive `A` the other 80 Gig Drive `D`.
Other details will not matter.

I have windows home installed on drive `A`.
One day I was running `Windows Disc Clean Up` Utility and the system froze. Then I had to restart it.
What I got next on bootup was an error message that reported the hal.dll file was missing. I have tried and tried to find a way to solve this and have used many methods recommended, by all appearances professional adivce (Including Microsoft) but to no avail.
I had even tried running System recovery console...but that was a failure too.

So I wiped a partition on Drive `A` and then installed Windows XPHome on it so that I could then copy all of my files from Drive `D` onto DVD Disc.
Once that was done I removed Drive `A` and then formatted and installed XPHome on the freshly prepaird Drive `D`.

I still have the Windows Home on Drive `A`.

What I wish to know is, is there a way to retrieve all of my mail from Outlook Express from the corrupt drive `A` including my `Internet exlorer Favourites`list and also any mail from `Incredimail` ??
I do not care about saving the Windows operating system or getting it going again. I just need my mail back if this is at all possible.
Once I find that I can or cannot, then I will format this drive and use it as my Second backup drive. sigh... why did I wait for this to happed before learning how to back up. Oh well... here I am now, so can anybody help me??
 

Answer:How to retrieve mail from unbootable drive

Howdy perplecat...

Couldn't tell you about Incredimail but with Outlook Express the mail should be stored in this folder just copy it out and copy in back once you reinstall XP ( the bolded folder numbers may vary )...

C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{AF634F84-F5DA-4B66-8254-D3BFA456A276}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

As far as your favorites they should be in C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\Favorites
 

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I have a desktop which has bad virus. I ran couple of anti malware softwares but still not getting my files and icons back on my desktop. Can someone suggest me what can do so I can recover all my files and icons on my desktop. I really appreciate.

Answer:Retrieve data from hard drive

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Please help. I have a old hard drive that was crashed. However, I need some important files from it. I tried to boot up it as a second hard drive with my XP computer that is NTFS, but I can't see files from that hard drive. I couldn't convert it to NTFS because it is a 500MB hard drive. Please teach me how to get files from it. Thank you very much.
 

Answer:Need help to retrieve files from FAT hard drive

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i need to retrieve emails deleted from cox

Answer:retrieve emails from hard drive

Are you sure they've actually been deleted ? Most email programs that you install on a computer are set up by default such that the email goes to a different email mailbox, e.g. Trash - the first time you delete it - it's still there until you go to that other mailbox and delete it. If it's still there in the other mailbox, you can Restore it to whatever email mailbox it was originally in. If it's a web based email program, it's impossible to restore your deleted email unless it has that feature and you didn't actually delete it. If it's an email program that is installed on your computer and you actually did delete the email, you could try using an un-delete or data recovery program, but the longer it's been since it's been deleted, the less likely it is that will be successful. OR - if the deleted email was on your hard drive, if you use System Restore to load a previous restore point that has a date / time before you deleted the email, that MIGHT restore your deleted email.

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Um so I have an HP computer running windows vista which recently got mangled and I had to do a factory reset. The system asked if I wanted to save my files (music, videos, documents etc.) on my d drive, and I click yes and it apparently saved. Now how exactly do I extract the files out of the D drive? Sorry I'm not the best with computers =/

Answer:How to retrieve files saved on an HP D drive?

What shows up in D: drive? Do you see a D: drive? I think you should see it. If not then you may need to assign a letter to that partition. It may be a recovery partition that normally one shouldn't put files to also.The crummy owners manual may or may not exactly tell where the files have been saved.Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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What is the best free retrieve software program for retriving my
pictures on my zip drive
Thanks

Answer:Retrieve deleted photos from zip drive

Try RECUVA - download from here enter link description here

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My main PC has the following set up. SSD for Windows and programs and second hard drive for data like so:

I have a new Laptop well 10 months old but never used other than keeping A/V and updates current. It has the same setup as my main PC namely SSD and second hard drive for Data. It seem as if i hav lost most of the second hard drive space. Can't say for certain that that is how it came dfrom the suppliers but I certainly have not inteferred with the partitioning. The disk management shows this:
Whereas the Windows Explorer shows this:
Windows Explorer.PNG
Is this just a case of sorting the partitions? If so any help would be appreciated.

Answer:How to retrieve space on second hard drive.

Can't see why my last screenshot does not show. It is here:

Sorry original got corrupted!

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I INSTALLED OLD HARD DRIVE TO NEW COMPUTER TO RETRIEVE FILES. I CANNOT OPEN THE DRIVE INSTEAD MY COMPUTER ASKS TO FORMAT DRIVE. MY COMP READS THE SLAVE DRIVE AS "D" DRIVE....PLEASE HELP

 

Answer:retrieve files from old hard drive

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My main PC has the following set up. SSD for Windows and programs and second hard drive for data like so:

I have a new Laptop well 10 months old but never used other than keeping A/V and updates current. It has the same setup as my main PC namely SSD and second hard drive for Data. It seem as if i hav lost most of the second hard drive space. Can't say for certain that that is how it came dfrom the suppliers but I certainly have not inteferred with the partitioning. The disk management shows this:
Whereas the Windows Explorer shows this:
Windows Explorer.PNG
Is this just a case of sorting the partitions? If so any help would be appreciated.

Answer:How to retrieve space on second hard drive.

Can't see why my last screenshot does not show. It is here:

Sorry original got corrupted!

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hello! i'm a complete rageful panic!! i took my computer to office depot to be 'cleaned' and 'unvirused' and new better software on it, they swore to me that all my emails, in email folders and 'free range' were safely tucked away, saved. i cannot find them, let alone retrieve them to my new microsoft 2007 office software (bought that instead of 2010). outlook goes back to 2003, i think. anyway, this is extremely important.....can you, tom, or anyone out there help me??? i don't know the procedure or have time to search through , THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! mo

Answer:can't retrieve files from external drive

by the way, this computer (mine) is screwed up so that i can't usually bypass the permission controls, ....if that is permissible here (tom?). thanks!!! (re: question above)edited by moderator: Deleted Email address

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My laptop is having motherboard issues and is going to need to be replaced. Frankly I'd rather get a new computer all together. Is there a way for me to retrieve the information on that hard-drive.
 

Answer:How do I retrieve data from an old hard drive.

heh, what laptop? I have an HP DV9700 with a motherboard problem too , curious if your on the same boat as me, cept I can't get mine replaced, HP won't do anything about it...
but anyways, If you have a desktop PC available with SATA connections (assuming your laptop HDD is SATA), you can take your HDD out of your laptop and actually plug it in to your desktop. After that's done do not boot from your laptop drive, just boot from your normal HDD (so make no changes to boot order) and you can just boot into the windows desktop, go to my computer, and browse all your HDD files.

Couple things to note:
If you're running Windows Vista on your desktop, careful on the bootup that it doesn't try and format that new HDD you put into your desktop, if it does, SHUT DOWN immediately!! You will need to download a Linux boot disk and boot to linux via the CD and then browse the files that way

If you're running Windows XP it shouldn't do that and you should be able to do as I said and visit my computer and view the files directly

If your laptop HDD is SATA there MIGHT be a converter on the connection for the harddrive which helps connect it to the laptop itself, and it should be removable revealing the sata connections, so go ahead and remove that.

If your laptop is IDE, you can buy an IDE-SATA converter.

Good luck, any questions get back to me
 

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I'm in a real bind here. All the data from my business software is "trapped" on an external drive and I can't import that info into my updated business software.I lost the power supply to my old computer so I had Best Buy download all the info from my old hard drive onto an ext. drive which I connected to my new computer. I've been able to retrieve old emails but I can't get all my business data - scheduling, billing imported into my new, updated business management software. The copmany that sells the software doesn't return calls or email. When I try importing I get this message:error importing datathe microsoft jet database engine cannot open the file 'j:\data backup\ptbm\PTBM30.mdb' it is already opened exclusively by another user,or you need permission to view it's data. I then copied the files onto my C drive and these are what the files look like:ACMicrosoftPTBM.BCKPTBM.EXEPTBM.IIFPTBM30.MDBREADME.TXT I tried importing the "PTBM.BCK" file but I'm told it's the wrong file name. I don't know what to do, please help.

Answer:Can't retrieve data from ext. hard drive

It might work if you take ownership of the external HDD folder, right-click the folder, select Properties > Security Tab > Advanced at the bottom > Owner Tab > Edit > Highlight your username and put a tick in ?Replace owner on sub containers?? and Apply > OK. Now go back to the Properties > Security Tab, highlight your name and give yourself full permission (tick Full Control), if necessary. Have a look here click here In future it may help you to add ?ownership? to the right-click menu.Two registry changes will add or remove ?Take Ownership? to the right-click menu on most folders/files. Download them both here click here To use it, right-click a folder or file > Take Ownership > Click Continue for the UAC prompt. When it?s done, a command window will briefly pop-up.

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Hi,

I have a 1 GB portable usb flash drive thats acting wierd, all of the sudden my information is gone (I had 4 folder with vitial data on it). I was working in photoshop on a project, & when i went to save the item in one of my folders on the the flash drive, I clicked:

save as / F: drive & the F drive appeared empty- blank?.

So I saved the project to my computers HDD & opened Win XP explorer, navigated to F: opened it & blank. Listen to this one it gets stranger, I clicked properties, F: drive & says

File system: FAT
635 mb used
366 mb free

Now for it to say this Im assuming that the data is not erased its somehow just hidden (I hope). I can still save to it, i just wrote some scracth in MS Word & saved it to the flash drive & it worked perfectly. Can someone please help me recover my data, its very important. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

Answer:How can I retrieve my data on my flash drive?

ok I dont know what happended and it sounds a little weird but if I were you I would not save anything else to the flash drive, you might be overwiting your data.

Could be maybe the filesystem is corrupt (you do stop the device before you unplug it right?) try scanning it with fix filesystem option.

Maybe you can get at the data with an undelete utility? look around for one.

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Hi,

I have a 1 GB portable usb flash drive thats acting wierd, all of the sudden my information is gone (I had 4 folder with vitial data on it). I was working in photoshop on a project, & when i went to save the item in one of my folders on the the flash drive, I clicked:

save as / F: drive & the F drive appeared empty- blank?.

So I saved the project to my computers HDD & opened Win XP explorer, navigated to F: opened it & blank. Listen to this one it gets stranger, I clicked properties, F: drive & says

File system: FAT
635 mb used
366 mb free

Now for it to say this Im assuming that the data is not erased its somehow just hidden (I hope). I can still save to it, i just wrote some scracth in MS Word & saved it to the flash drive & it worked perfectly. Can someone please help me recover my data, its very important. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
 

Answer:How can i retrieve my data from my flash drive?

try plugging in to different port / or computer...you also can try shutting down and rebooting with the usb drive still in
 

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Hi,

I've got 32 GB unallocated space on my 64 GB thumbdrive. Don't ask me how that happened. I've tried Disk Manager to reclaim it, but no luck. Somebody told me Disk Manager hasn't got the functionallity to partition removeable disks. What I want is to repartition the drive to one single partition (64 GB) No need to back up data. What is there is junk. Does anybody know of a program that can do the job for me? Somebody suggested diskpart, but since it is dos/console program I'm a little jumpy about using it.

Edwin

Answer:How to retrieve unallocated on a thumb drive

This sounds suspicious to me, try running H2testw
You may have a counterfeit item
Recently I've had 2 x 64Gb microSD cards and a 64Gb flash drive, all fake!
The microSD cards came form Amazon so you can't even rely on them (the other was eBay, need I say more?)
The cards/drives all report sizes as expected in Windows but are in fact much smaller, often just 8Gb
They're also vastly inferior and will often fail with 2-3 months
The Samsung SD cards which I bought (you can see I'm not even taking unbranded items here) did also have physical differences
A useful thread I found steered me to what to look for, I'd already run H2testw by this time but it did corroborate my findings
It's an appalling situation as neither Amazon or eBay seems to be the slightest bit bothered (I did report to both)
Likely don't want to affect their commissions no doubt, stuff the customers
You have been warned!

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I had a Lenovo ThinkPad with Vista that is completely dead. I am purchasing a Dell Studio 15 with Windows 7. Is there any way to retrieve and transfer the information from my Lenovo since it will not work at all? Thanks for any suggestions!
 

Answer:Retrieve Info from Old Hard Drive

Provided the Lenovo system was not locked (no Supervisor security password, no hard drive password) you should be able to access the hard disk a few ways....

I just bought a SATA/ PATA drive adapter, lets me hook up either kind of hard drive, and either a 3.5in tower type hard disk, or a notebook 2.5in drive to an interface that plugs into a USB 2.0 port

Here's the scoop on one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002

Then there is the older method- an adapter that lets you connect most notebook 2.5 inch drives to an adapter that attaches to a spare connector in a tower type computer- you'd have to know a bit about working inside a computer, not hard, just follow steps....

This is one> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HJBEUY...e=asn&creative=380341&creativeASIN=B000HJBEUY
If the security was enabled to not let anyone but you access the drive I am not sure if it would open in an adapter....my old ThinkPad won't, it had the hard drive secured and nothing can access it, it won't even format.
EDIT> I forgot a drive enclosure......> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0..._m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1BGNBJ1NKMMWFFK3E5TV
 

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I have an external hard drive reader. I have used them before and it is the same as plugging in a flash drive and reading it. When I try with this one though, the root drive where the information should be is not showing up. Can anyone help me make this work, or find another way other than a data recovery service?
 

Answer:Retrieve Info from hard drive

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First of all, let me applogise for what is sure to be a redundant post, but I have searched & searched on here and haven't found an answer... 2nd - I have been told by several people that this "can't be done"... but I'm just sure there has to be a way! I recently had a unbeatable virus wreck my PC. During my attempts to "clean it" I had a power failure and trashed the OS. Now I have that Hard Drive installed on another PC as a slave E drive). Although I have managed to salvage most of the files I need, I just can't figure out how to salvage a couple of years worth of extreamly important emails (INBOX only - no backups). I'm running XP pro with Outlook express 6.0. I SURE hope somone knows how to do this.

Thanks SO MUCH for any help!

Kerry
 

Answer:HOW TO-retrieve email from (OE6) from hard drive

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I'm booting off my SSD which is drive C:\ and I have games and programs on an extra hard drive which was origanally drive H:\ but after a restart it switched to I:\ and when I go into Disk Management to change it Drive H:\ isn't there.

Answer:Hard drive isnt allowed to change the correct drive letter

Hi KiityCancer,

What you say makes perfect sense. So, if a restart changed the drive letter to I, then H won't be there. Why not just leave it at I or is there more to this story...

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I have company files on my desktop computer's original Western Digital 7200 RPM hard drive. Drive letter C: running Vista 64 bit.

The files are saved on the desktop in a folder, where all the shortcuts, folders and icons are.

I installed a SSD hard drive, and re-installed a fresh Vista 64 bit o/s from scratch. Drive letter D: Everything works fine. Reboots are quicker, no more crashes.

I saved company file folder from WD's C drive onto SSD's D drive.

I reboot, I press F10 into BIOS and move boot sequence around from WD to my SSD and save then exit.

When I get to the desktop screen now off SSD, I look on the SSD hard drive, which is now C: and WD is now D:
I copy folder from WD on D: to SSD on C:

I try to open that folder and there is an error.

When the boot is on WD, I save folder to USB. It works fine.
Havent tried copying from USB to SSD after F10 boot change.
Do I have to disconnect the WD hard drive?

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I am running Windows Vista.I am using a 1TB Iomega Backup Network Drive.I have tried using the Windows backup and restore program to backup my drive and get the following problem:I then entered some password I found and get:the system cannot find specified path 0x80070003I have the same problem if I use the program it came with Retrospect. This is driving me nuts. any help appreciated.

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The computer I'm having a problem on is a HP G6- 635 DX Windows 7 x64. About a week ago I decided to disable a few startup items because my computer took too long to load up. I think I disabled something that I shouldnt have because the next time I restarted I had gotten stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen.

After I couldnt fix that problem I decided to just use the System Recovery option, so I popped out my hard drive and put it into an HDD enclosure and backed up my music/video files onto my other computer (Windows Vista Home Premium). When I plugged my hard drive back into the laptop I got the "bootmgr is missing" screen.

I've tried all the command prompt steps to try and fix the bootmgr, they arent working but I think thats because my computer is automatically booting from the C: drive (which has no files in it and is about 200mb in size), and my D: drive is 285 gb and has all of the folders that used to be in the C: drive (Program Files, Users, Windows etc). Theres also another drive titled "Recovery" with the size of 13 gb.

Also whenever I try to do System Recovery it gets stuck at 88%.

I have Easeus Partition Manager bootable by CD & an HDD enclosure, thats how I am able to see the files.

So basically what I;m asking is, is there a way that I can get my computer to boot from the D: drive OR what files should I move from the D: to C: drive that will make my computer boot and finish the System Recovery?

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Answer:Need help switching D Drive back to C Drive After Computer Crash

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try a startup repair.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

You may need to run it three times with a reboot between each attempt.

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Had a compaq computer that just died on me ,and I didn't back up anything. Plugged in the hard drive to the new computer won't let me activate says it's offline ,but I am using same connection right now. Is there any way of getting around this I wanted to pick up my data on my hard drive. The old computer is died and I am not looking to fix it cause it is not worth the money.

Answer:Oem computer can't retrieve information.

<<Plugged in the hard drive to the new computer...>>

If you mean that you tried to move the hard drive from System A...to System B...as the main drive containing Windows...and it doesn't work...that should be expected. The drive from the Compaq system reflects the settings, drivers, and an approved XP install for your Compaq system...and that's the only system for which that install of Windows is valid.

If you mean that you attached the drive as a secondary drive and cannot access the data folders...you need to be clearer in expressing exactly what you have done.

Louis

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Long story short, working on a buddy's computer. I installed Windows XP Pro SP3. My Computer showed the hard drive as C.

Couldn't update thru the Control Panel, but Auto Updates worked. Let them run several times, and brought it up to speed. Last round of updates fixed whatever was wrong with it's ability to update thru the Control Panel. Cool. But it also changed the drive letter to H: Very uncool. I need to install some custom software, poorly coded, that has to go to C.

I put the windows XP install disk back in, and booted off it. Opened the Repair module. When it asked me which installation of Windows I wanted to work on, the only option was C:

So it would seem to me that Windows is applying the H: designation during boot. It was loading a bunch of memory card reader slots in front, as C, D, E, and F. So I unplugged that sucker. But it STILL loads the hard drive as H.

Is there a way to fix this? Is it in the registry? HELP!!!! I am going nuts trying to fix this sucker!

Thanks for any and all help!

Slider
 

Answer:How do I change Drive Letter Windows Assigns to System Drive

Hi

This is easily remedied. It is accomplished in Disk Management.

How to use Disk Management

To start Disk Management:

Log on as administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window appears. Your disks and volumes appear in a graphical view and list view. To customize how you view your disks and volumes in the upper and lower panes of the window, point to Top or Bottom on the View menu, and then click the view that you want to use.
You should be able to right click the C:/H: partition, and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths" or something similar (that's what the option is in Windows 7, unsure if it's exactly the same in XP).
 

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Hi,

Ok, here's the situation, I want to install XP Pro on a former XP HE (I say former because there are so many corrupt/damaged system files that no Win DVD, or live CDs can recognize it..), on a Vaio VGN-A617B laptop.
I would prefer to do a factory recovery from the recovery partition but there seem to be some problems too, it can't set up properly.

In short:
I got the error "unmountable drive" after a system crash.
After trying unsuccessfully to repair it with the recovery console doing chkdsk/fixboot/fixmbr, I tried to replace the files using the repair option on a Win DVD (not from the recovery console) but it couldn't see any previous Windows installations and only listed the partitions leaving me with set up/create/delete options.
I made a BartPE DVD to copy and save some personal files on an external drive.
Unfortunately, BartPE completely messed up the drive/partition letters and gave the letter E to the external drive, but E was the hidden vaio recovery partition, so C was assigned to it...
After restarting the laptop and unplugging the external drive, the vaio recovery partition kept the letter C, and E was given to the system volume...

So, now I am left with a laptop that tries to boot from the unworking recovery partition (it worked before the letter change), and a useless system volume that doesn't work.

I tried to change the letters and give back the E to the vaio recovery partition hoping that it would work but I can't,I ... Read more

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im hoping this isnt hopeless but here goes....our hard drive crashed and we had to install a new one...the guy who does our computer work says that to retrieve the info from the old drive would cost in the hundreds of dollars...do u guys know any short cuts as to how to do it or will i just give it up as a lost cause...thanks for ur help if u can..if u cant thanks anyways
 

Answer:retrieve info off crashed hard drive

If the drive is physically damaged, you'll have to pay to have it recovered. It depends on how important the data is to you.

If there were a quick, easy, and cheap way to recover data from damaged hard drives, data recovery companies would be out of business.
 

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Hello. I had alot files saved on my laptop, before deciding to let my dad borrow it for a business trip. Im assuming he looked at some porn and got a virus and rebooted the system because when he gave it back all my files were gone- he just said it crashed. Right uh huh. Thanks dad. Anywho- i need those back! I had tons of pictures-and reports and documents from school- is there anyway to retrieve them? Im freaking out here! Please help!


 

Answer:Is it possible to retrieve deleted filed from hard-drive?

For pictures, you can try something from here:
http://www.cardrecovery.com/recover_deleted_photo.asp

And for files, you can try this:
http://www.tech-pro.net/how-to-recover-deleted-files.html#
or:
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/collection/collid,1295-order,1-c,downloads/files.html
 

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My computer has crashed and is now in safe mode is there anyway I am able to save files that are on hard drive and my email files on to discs can anyone help or advise on the situation, many thanks.

Answer:How to retrieve Emails & all files on hard drive

Emails go to OE>tools>options>maintenance and click on Store Folder to find out its location. Write this down Go to Control panel>Folder options>view and put a dot into Show hidden files and folders and untick Hide protested system files (you will get a nag message but ignore it. Now make your way to the location you wrote down for the store folder and copy the whole folder to another drive. OE>File>Export>Address book to somewhere. You may be better off if you can buy or borrow a usb drive to put these items on. When you get your system fixed you reverse the above processes.Copying data to external drive in similar way.For the future, if you fit a second drive, you can designate your store folder to be on D drive and keep all data on D drive. Use Acronis TI to back up working C drive.

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A couple of days ago, I was transferring data from my computer (Dell Inspiron 6400) to my phone via USB however the data transfer was very slow so I clicked to cancel the file transfer. Little seemed to be happening so I logged off, but after 15 minutes Vista still showed 'logging off...' so I closed my laptop lid in an attempt to put it into standby/sleep mode as it was getting late. I turned the plug off so the laptop was left running on only its battery overnight, and in the morning I plugged it in and pressed the power button, to be greeted with this sound from my laptop (on closer inspection, I realised it was from the hard drive, which is a Western Digital WD1200BEVS): click here (if you cannot play the file, it is basically 15 sets of 3 beeps, two low then one higher). The screen looked like a black screen of death, with the text saying something involving 'no bootable drive'. There was no primary hard drive listed under the BIOS, and the DST Short Test failed with the Dell error code 1000-0141. I have contacted Dell but they weren't willing to help because the drive is out of warranty.I have since bought a new hard drive, but I am wondering if there is any way that I can salvage some of the important, irreplaceable files off of the broken one, e.g. by opening it up, if it is a mechanical problem (I'm not sure what the beeps mean...). I have tried the freezer method but the beeps still occurred.I am not very skilled with things like this so any help would be greatly ap... Read more

Answer:Can I retrieve data from an unbootable hard drive?

You should be able to `Repair` Vista click here and recover your files/data with (hopefully) little or no loss. You will need a Vista CD and the Windows Key which should be on the PC.By turning off the PC whilst it was still writing you may have damaged the data which forms the OS, you may also have damaged the HDD but this is less likely.In the event you are unable to repair Vista, the only other suggestion I can make is for you to remove the HDD from the PC put it in a caddy (external HDD enclosure) and plug that into another PC as an external drive. This should allow access to the drive contents.

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Dear Community,

                            What cable do I need to buy to retrieve Data off this Drive? “WD800JD-75JNAO” IDE to SATA USB does not fit the above Drive.
Thank You.
Oliver.

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This past Wednesday I believe I accidentally removed my USB thumb drive from my computer after having the computer shut down instead of ?Safely remove hardware and Eject media.? Last night I tried using it for the first time and Windows Explorer shows my thumb drive but without the name I had for it (it just simply says Removable Disk) and inside is what seemed to be like music files which wouldn?t open when I clicked on them.

Seems like the file system is corrupt? I tried using the ?Error Checking? that comes with Windows by right-clicking the drive>>Tools>>Under Error Checking clicked Check Now and it did find file system errors and fixed them. Now those music files are no longer there just an empty drive. I tried TestDisk both in Windows 7 and Ubuntu but to no avail. Though the drive states there is 2.99GB free of 3.72 GB which leads me to believe I may still have my files and folders there. All I had were a good amount of zipped .doc and .docx files.

Any help would be much appreciated. I don?t want to reformat the drive since I had a 5 page paper in there due in a couple of days.
 

Answer:USB thumb drive corrupt....how to retrieve files?

Hello,
Try Minitools PowerData Recovery (free for home use) and see if it will see your files after a scan. Make sure you do not save the files back to the USB drive.

Minitools Power Data Recovery

How to recover photos from memory stick?
 

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My old pc died  and I want to transfer my pictures from the old hard drive to my new PC

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I have a USB Drive that has lost its partition. When i plug in the USB Drive, it asks to be formatted. I've checked in Disk Management and the USB Drive doesn't show a partition. I've got important files on there i need.So far I've tried it different computers and still asks to be formatted or asks to insert a disk into Removable Disk when I double click the drive letter associated with it.I've tried Many freeware data recovery programs, but it seems that because there is no partition they can't read from the device.What other steps can i try?

Answer:I needs to retrieve files off USB Drive Lost Partition

Try partition recovery software: http://www.partition-recovery.com/and you should not save important files on a pen drive anyway if you don't have backups!Pen drives are not reliable enough for that.

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About a month ago I broke my laptop's hard drive. I was wondering if there was any way to retrieve files from my broken hard drive because it has some important memories on there. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Vista and I would start up the laptop, the Dell logo would appear and after that, the screen is just blank and does nothing. My father knows someone who was able to fix my hard drive before, but I'm not sure if it's even possible to retrieve my files because there's no way to log on or get anywhere besides the boot menu. Is there any way to fix this without spending crazy amounts of money or am I out of luck ?? Also, if I do have to take it somewhere how much does it usually cost? I have an external hard drive that I could put the files onto, it's just a matter of getting them on there.
 

Answer:Any way to retrieve data from a broken hard drive?

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I had a major crash, but luckily had backed up everything to a Seagate external hard drive the day before. Can anyone tell me how I "drag and drop" the files from the external drive to the PC? When I click on a file and get the 'send to' option, it only seems to give 'My documents' as a possible destination. Surely this would not be correct for, say, emails? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Many thanks

Answer:How do I retrieve emails from external hard drive?

Send it to My Docs and then take it from there to it's final destination. I'm assuming you're talking about a .pst file or OE's equivalent.

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Have a Sony Vaio Laptop (VGN-NR32M) running Vista Home Premium. When booting the machine is in a continuous cycle and never actually gets to log in. The closest I have got is after the 'Microsoft Corporation' stage the machine displays a blue screen (no icons) and the mouse cursor only.

Have tried various repair techniques, as follows:
Vista Start Up Repair from machine - goes through the repair cycle then eventually reboots again
MS DOS CHKDSK /F repair - finds and resolves a few items but doesn't fix the problem
Tried both of the above from a Vista boot disk

Now I really need to get the documents & pictures out of the machine, I have tried to search for the hard drive to extract and attach to another device - however I cannot find the drive itself - assume I have to remove the whole casing...

Is there any other method or software available for me to run via cd to be able to access the physical drive and transfer to USB drive or disks?

Also, any other advice on how to resolve would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Breet
 

Answer:Retrieve Documents & Photo's from Hard Drive

If the hard drive is still connected and functional (as successfully running chkdsk would indicate) you could use an Ubuntu Live CD to do just that.
 

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I was running a defrag program on a hard drive and accidentally copied some data to the hard drive at the same time. My computer completely froze before I had a chance to cancel it.

When I tried to turn my computer it wouldn't restart and just froze on the loading Windows 2000 screen after 8 bars showed up. I unplugged the hard drive and was surprised that the computer then started up fine. The reason I was surprised is the OS is not on that hard drive.

I then powered up my computer and plugged in the damaged hard drive to an external device so it shows up as an external drive. When I go to it I see it as having nothing at all (0 bytes free and 0 total).

What should my next step be in the morning? Should I run disk check, defrag, or anything else first? Or should I run a disc recovery program first?

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Answer:How do I retrieve data from a damaged hard drive?

first of all i would not touch the damaged hdd at all. and i would recommend taking it 2 a specialist. as the file table on the drive is probably damaged in some way, so the data is still there its just the references are gone. a techy could prob fix it in a day and recover most if not all of your data. but most importantly do NOT do ANYTHING to that drive, if you attempt to format the drive, activate it, partition, it defrag it, anything you will lose data

goodluck
 

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First we currently have Windows Vista, our ext. hard drive is about 2 years old, recently it was making noises and would fail to be recognized as a active drive. And when we could get it to recognize the pictures/files would show on the screen but when we tried to save them to another file we would get a mesg saying the files are no longer there. We did a transfer the last time we were able to get the computer to read the HD and only retrieved about 100 of the thousand or so pics. I am desperate to save these pics...we live in Okinawa Japan and have limited access to english speaking help.
 

Answer:Ext. Hard Drive corrupt data...can't retrieve. HELP!

Welcome to TSG
A gal that has call in radio show here in the states (also on armed forces radio) says that sometimes if one will put the HD in a ziplock bag in the freezer for 24-48 hours they are able to activate it enought to save their data. I have not tried it, but have talked to some who have had success.
vicks
 

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I have a Fujitsju Amilo D laptop. A freak accident catapulted a glass of water under the computer which was slightly raised in order to let in air. Well now it let in water... not much though but enough to disconnect the power supply of the laptop from starting the machine.There is power but nothing much happens when it is turned on.Any ideas for how/if it is possible to retrieve the data?Many thanks

Answer:Can I retrieve data from hard-drive of laptop

Laptop HDD's are all the same physical size (execpt for the casings) so it is a fairly easy job to put your HDD into another laptop. If the laptop does not reach POST then it is not the HDD that is at fault...are their any beeps? Does the screen say anything at all?

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I went to restart my computer today, and it would not boot. It keeps rebooting and I get the options to start in safe mode, restart at last known configuration, start windows normally, etc. None of those work. I was able to find the error HD521-2W. My computer is a Compaq Presario SR1726NX, with Windows XP. When I google the error code, it sounds like my hard drive is crashing. Is there a way I can retrieve my files before replacing the hard drive? I've backed up some of them, but not lately. Please help!
 

Answer:Hard drive is crashing...please help retrieve files

Two ways to do this.
a) Run a Linux live distro, find the files and copy them to an external hard drive plugged into the ailing computer.
I can recommend a small (means it downloads quickly and will burn to a CS) distro that automatically will mount a USB device plugged into the ailing computer. http://www.porteus.org/

b) Remove the hard drive from the ailing computer and attach it by a USB adapter, like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002
to a good computer. Copy the files from the ailing hard drive to the good computer.

Note: I always advise to copy rather than move files. If there is a hiccup during the process and you were moving the files, they are either gone or corrupted. If instead you select copy, the files still remain in the source and you can try copying again.
 

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Does anyone know off the top of their head, of a way to retrieve my windows mail contacts via another drive!?!?

To make a long story short...for some reason my totally legit Vista 5728 install all of the sudden decided it wasn't legit and needed another activation and/or re-enter the key!! Well...it will not accept either of the two of my again, totallty legit, keys so now I can't get into my Vista. So I did a new install on another drive and I was just wondering if, since I can access and retirieve files and folders from the other install, if someone knew how I could retireive my e-mail contacts via "my computer" from the new install??

Roger
 

Answer:retrieve windows mail contacts from a different drive

What program are ye using? Windows mail (aka OE)?
 

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I wish to try and retrieve my old outlook e-mails and oulook contacts from an old hard drive. Where would I find the appropriate files.Thanks

Answer:Retrieve Outlook Data from old hard drive

Do a search for *.pst

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Hello. I have an old desk top that has been in the closet for about 4 years now. It was working when I stashed it so I'm assuming it will fire up. I also have an old hard drive that I would like to attempt to get data from. I believe it crashed and I pulled it and stashed it too. The situation is that I gave away the old bulky monitor to that desktop and do not have another. I currently only use laptops.

Can I connect my laptop to the desktop with a network cat5 cable and try to retrieve the data from the crashed hard drive that way? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Answer:How to retrieve data from crashed hard drive

Get a HDD enclosure. Try and get data off that by way of USB.

Newegg.com - MASSCOOL UHB-360US Aluminum 3.5&#34; USB 2.0 External Enclosure

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