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Question: hard drive diagonistics program

I ran the hard drive diagonistics program and the results was an error code 0000-read verification failed. I have a T60.

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Preferred Solution: hard drive diagonistics program

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 (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Is there a program or application to put my CD collection on a hard drive??
What is the best way to do this?
How much space will I need?



Answer:Program to Put CD's on Hard drive

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I want to change my set up so that I can run 2 windows os's 32bit & 64bit on seperate hard drives whilst using a third hdd for program files. note: I have never run a 64bit setup so I am not to sure

hdd0 - 32bit
hdd1 - 64bit
hdd2 - Music, Videos & Games and other Programs

The intention is to install the game/program on to hdd2 and be able to run it from both hdd0 and hdd1 (if the program is compatible with both that is).

Can anyone give me advice on whether this is possible and the potential complications/pitfalls that I might encounter?

Answer:Program files on third hard drive + 2 os's

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What is the best program to Backup MY DVD's to my hard drive?

Answer:program to backup my DVD's to hard drive

What is on your DVD's? Movies? Data files? Audio?

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Sometime ago on the helproom I saw a reference to a free Resizing and management prog. the name began with a "R" as I recall anybody know it?

Answer:Hard Drive resizing program

Ranish Partition Manager click here.This is what I use - the free 'commercial' grade Paragon HD Manager by VNUnet (free as it's an old version - may not work in Vista however): Direct download click hereTo get a free registration key from Paragon click here. G

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I have the Pinnacle Studio Delux which I use to put still photos with transitions and music and burn to DVD or vhs tapes. In Pinnacle booklet, it says it will work better if it is on it's own hard drive, so I had someone install a second hard drive for me, but it does not work.
1. I cannot download program to this second hard drive (no programs), the only thing I have been able to use this second hard drive for is for storage (photos/documents, etc.). I am think ing this second hard drive has something missing, is the second hard drive suppose to have it's own operating system?
2, I install the Pinnacle to the master hard drive and it is now not working correctly there either, it runs real slow and when you go to render the video, it keeps crashing. The program worked fine before I installed a secondary hard drive, it was a little slow but it worked fine, now I cannot get this to work correctly at all. I had the person who put the second hard drive in come to check it, but they said it is not the computer, it is the program, but, my question is why did it work before and also why can't I use the second hard drive for anything but storage?
If you can solve any of these problems, it would be WONDERFUL!

System Type: Desktop / Tower

Operating System: Windows XP

Processor Type: AMD

Ammount of RAM: 512 MB

Hard Drive Capacity: 60 GB

Internet Connection Speed: Cable

Monitor Size: 19"

Printer Manufacturer: Hewelet Packard

Printer Type: Ink Jet

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Answer:I cannot download program to this second hard drive

When you go to install the program, you should be able to select the hard drive to install to, you'll have to make that change manually. Once the install process starts, do not choose the 'standard installation' routine.

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I am looking for a program that will:-

1. Clone my primary hard drive to a secondary hard drive which will be bootable if needed to replace the primary drive, and

2. Update the cloned drive with all subsequent changes made to the primary hard drive.

Anybody got any suggestions.

[I am running Windows XP Home SP3]

Answer:Program To Clone Hard Drive

Sounds like you are asking for RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks).

The level of RAID you are referencing is RAID1. This mirrors 2 drives so that if one fails, the other still works, and data is not lost.

Kind of expensive to implement though, you will have to judge if it is practical for your situation.

Unless of course, you don't need to make the changes constantly. If you are just looking to update daily rather than real-time then norton ghost might be all you need.

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I got a laptop that I just wanna get rid of and sell. But i dont want to have to format using an xp or windows 7 cd and so forth. Is there any programs out there that will erase my hard drive? Like maybe just fill the hd with 0's and 1's. Like I Just want the computer to be completley clean so when I sell it someone can install their own OS on it.

Answer:I need a program to erase my hard drive.

And if there is a program.. Would someoe who purchased the laptop still be able to place a windows OS cd in the cd rom drive and reinstall windows fresh?

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I moved my existing hard drive to the slave position when I installed a new hard drive in the master position. I installed winxppro on the new drive. How can I move software and program files from the old drive to the new drive?

Answer:hard drive program transfer

You can't! You can move files, but the registry and file assosiations need to be set on the primary system partition and also have the support files installed. The install program will install dll's and other system files in many locations so it is more than a matter of just moving them.

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Does there exist a FREE hard drive copy program that allows me to create a bootable CD to backup and restore my hard drive?

Something similar to Acronis Trueimage hopefully.

Any ideas please?

Thanks so much

Answer:Hard Drive Copy Program Anyone?

This is a great utility i use my self all the time at work.
It is free

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Evening all, could someone please tell how to find where my memory is being used by each program?,Acronis partition was using 46GB, I have reduced this to 10GB, I did not see the large improvement in c drive I was expecting.I have 58GB free from usable memory of 186GB. I do not have much information stored from my input, the rest is mainly programs. I do hope you all can understand this writeup. regards Aine

Answer:hard drive memory /program used

I think you mean disk space not memory (RAM). WinDirStat shows where disk space is being used including a graphical display. Just let the mouse pointer hover over the coloured areas to identify different file types, here click here

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How do i get the recovery program to complete loadig?. It hangs at :loading Office 2010 (14/32).  ACER ASPIRE WINDOWS 7.

Answer:How do I get the recovery program in my hard drive...

check if there's a prompt taht needs your confirmation under the main installation screen. try to press: atl+tab or ctrl+alt+del or ctrl+shift+esc check also the last post of this discussion:

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A friend has bought a 'refurbished' HD to me to have a look at. Its a 120GB Hitachi IDE and seems to be working OK.Anyone know of a program to test it fully?KJR

Answer:Hard drive test program

click here

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i have a program in windows that i can not remove it can from the internet and is on my hard drive can any one help me to remove it

Answer:hard drive program sixtysix

And the name of the program is?

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I just just installed a program called Hard Disk Sentinel which had good reviews etc

Hard Disk Sentinel can monitor hard disk status, health and performance including temperature and S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, built in most hard disks today) values for each hard disks. Also it measures the hard disk transfer speed in real time which can be used as a benchmark or to detect possible hard disk failures, performance degradations.
Hard Disk Sentinel is a windows software that helps to prevent hard disk failure.
Hard Disk Sentinel can be used to prevent serious damage or data loss. It warns the user if there will be a problem occur and this gives opportunity to backup important and valuable data. Click to expand...

and it is saying that my IDE drive (what I use for my OS) is only running at 43% health which is a good reason for problems I have been having.

The thing is, like doctors on serious matters I like to get a second opinion, so can anyone recommend another program that I can use to test my hard drives

Answer:Need program for testing hard drive

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I have some computers that I am either going to recycle or donate depending on the specs.
I need a program to erase the hard drive before I do so. I really do not want to reformat the ones I donate.
Any suggestions?



Answer:Program to erase hard drive

Boot and nuke

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Answer:Best Program to Mirror Hard Drive?

I have a 20gb drive with Windows 2000. Taking advice from a recent PC Advisor Mag I want to install a second drive & create a mirror image of the first as a foolproof backup. Any experience of a good program that will work with Win2000 or Win NT please?

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Windows 7 installed Office 2010 on system ond want to take off and install on another computer without activating it again

Answer:how to get a program off hard drive to install again

Read the license agreement you OK'd when you installed it, I am pretty sure that you are not allowed to reinstall it on a different system.If you install it without activating it, it is a trial version and I believe it will work for something like 30 days and bug you periodically to activate it.You can download and install free of any charge for any system (Windows, Mac, and Linux). It can open MS Office formats as well as many others. You can set it to save in MS Office formats by default so everything is more portable.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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What is the best program to Backup MY DVD's to my hard drive?

Answer:program to Backup DVD's to hard drive

Closing duplicate thread.

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by error I installed drivercure, only to find it wont do anything unless it is registered (free supposedly), but to register after it has been run, there is no place to register. After looking for information from those on the net, I can not find it in the control panel in order to remove it. It is not listed under programs in the startup menu, but it is on the hd in programs which I can not remove from it or uninstall now that I have w7. Any suggestions? I should have known better after so many years of no issues...

Answer:why is a program on the hard drive yet isnt l

Look for Paretelogic, all their software IMHO is CRAP and not needed: I only use the following and no other so called "performance booster software":M$ Security EssentialsM$ Live One Care Sfaety ScannerMalwarebytesCCleaner

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Thinkpad 310ED
Pentium II 366 MHz Celeron
Windows XP SE (no Windows disk)
DVD drive
1.44 drive (no floppy disks)
modem (no Ethernet)
Software: Norton Utilities Systemworks 2003
I don't own a landline
I have an old Thinkpad that I'd like to give away. I deleted all the files, but they can be recovered with Unerase. I could download something like CCleaner on my other computer and copy it over, but I don't have another PC with a 1.44 drive and the USB drive doesn't recognize any of the USB drives I've tried.
I tried using the oldest (and newer) USB drives I had.
Add New Hardware Wizard
Found PC Multimedia Device or USB Mass Storage Device
Search in C:\Windows
Windows was unable to locate a driver.
Under Device Manager, I have a ? next to USB Mass Storage Device
Systemworks doesn't have anything.
I tried installing WIn 7, but the drive doesn't recognize the CD.
I tried installing Win 8, but I need to update Windows first.
Does anyone have a way I can permanently wipe the empty space through Windows or am I going to have to take out the hard drive and tell the person they have to buy a new one?
Thanks for any help.

Answer:Need to wipe hard drive w/out being able to d/l a program

How about download something to another computer and then burn it to a CD or DVD disc? You mention the Thinkpad has a DVD drive, so you should be able to then copy the installer off the optical disc and then install it in Windows XP on the Thinkpad.

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can anyone point me to a good hard drive test program
i find the 1 provided with windows 7 isnt that good
i can test the hard drive whilst its running as a slave drive but its important it doesnt erase anything on the drive

Answer:hard drive test program

Find the make and download the manufacturers test software from their site
SIW here will help you find the make if you do not already know.

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Hello all, I have just installed a hard drive monitoring program called HDD Health 2.1. Soon after I installed it an alert popped up on my screen advising that my hard drive (C) that contained my OS, programs and data had reached 46 degrees. What was worse however was that my other hard drive that only contains backups was reading 49 degrees. At the time I wasn't using that one at all, because I wasn't restoring or backing up. What is going on?
Thanks for your help!

Answer:Hard Drive Monitoring Program.

jolij said:

Hello all, I have just installed a hard drive monitoring program called HDD Health 2.1. Soon after I installed it an alert popped up on my screen advising that my hard drive (C) that contained my OS, programs and data had reached 46 degrees. What was worse however was that my other hard drive that only contains backups was reading 49 degrees. At the time I wasn't using that one at all, because I wasn't restoring or backing up. What is going on?
Thanks for your help!
John. Click to expand...

Life is a mystery wrapped in an enigma and surrounded by a quandary, all in the shape of a question mark!
Richard S Gilbert.

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I installed a dos program and now I am trying to remove it. I tried the command prompt and the wmic thing and looked in the list of programs it populated, but the program does not show up in the list. Although it does show up in the c: programs listing on my hard drive. Do I just delete the folder containing the program exe files? or is there something else to I have to do to remove it

Answer:How do i remove a dos program from my hard drive

Care to mention the name of the program?

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Just read an article that suggested that a "must have" is a Hard Drive Monitoring Program. They did not tout any particular one. It was suggested that this type program is essential because it can not only provide you with the condition of your HD but also give you a "heads up" as to when your HD is in trouble and about to fail.

I was wondering if any of our group use such a program and, if so, which one, and the pros and cons relative to such a program.

Red Boy

Answer:Hard Drive Monitoring Program

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Sometimes randomly my HDD starts doing crackling noises alot and especially when i do something. This may last for like 5-20mins. Is there any program to check what program or other is using up all the bandwidth going/coming through to my HDD?

Answer:Program to check what is using my hard drive much?

You have one way already in your pc. Go into 'Task manager', then 'performance' tab, then 'resource monitor'. The 'Overview' tab tells you what is happening. It is very useful to show if you have enough RAM installed for the programs you are running.
*One idea though, do you have a defragmentation program installed, which is set to run in the background or 'smart/auto' mode ?

**If you want to try a more detailed program try;
Click on 'Download' tab.
(The link for the download is near the bottom of the site, just above the blue advert. 'Download installer version' is the one.)
Run it 'as administrator'. This program highlights the programs which have just been active with a coloured background, which may help you .

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Hi I heard some time, but forgot its name, probably a few of them around, I want to be able to see exactly whats using up the space so I can get rid of the programs that I do use of need.Can anyone help.CheersPhil

Answer:my hard drive is full, how do I get rid of program

Personally, I use Easycleaner [ click here ] this is freeware, but will work if you do not want to pay a subscription.It's also a good registry cleaner/duplicate file cleaner/etc. as well as a pie chart so you can see what is taking up space on your drive or in folders.HTHPaul

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I'm looking for a program that will let me set a certain time of day to backup all the new files in the folder(s) I select.

Anyone know of anything?

Answer:Hard drive backup program

well, you could use a cron-type program to initiate a backup.

For Windows, this could be pycron (check Google) calling xcopy (in your dos window)
Not a formal software backup app, but it would do the trick.

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is there a program that i can use to analyze my hardrive, just to know that it's in good shape, but i like it to be free if possible

I have diskkeeper but it doesn't do want what i like it to


Answer:hard drive checking program


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I dont know if this would go in gaming or not:

Ok i have my OS on one hard drive. I have another free hard drive (exact same kind as the OS is on) that i can put programs or what ever into.

As far as speed goes (least lag, load times, etc.) would it be best to put the application.... for example a game, onto the hard drive that carries the OS or into the empty hard drive?

Or would it be best to put the game onto the OS hard drive and then put the paging file into the empty hard drive (non OS)?

Answer:Running A program from Non OS Hard Drive

I personally have Windows XP on one harddrive along with a "storage" partition, then I install all my applications and games on the separate hard drive. Im sure it would load faster as it doesn't have to load OS stuff from the same hard drive. My pagefile is on the windows partition i guess. I didn't know you could change the pagefile location?

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I have a Western Digital WD1200 Serial #WMAEK2712941. I want to test if the drive is good or not. The computer had a power supply problem and killed the Motherboard. I was going to use Ultimate boot disk but it would freeze on trying to load the hard drive Diagnostic program. Is there another free Diagnostic program out there that will work for this hard drive? Must be able to boot from a cd!

Answer:I Need A Hard Drive Diagnostic Program down to Western Digital.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:57:48 PM, on 1/7/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\TPSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\pavsrv51.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\AVENGINE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\program files\panda software\panda platinum 2006 internet security\firewall\PNMSRV.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum... Read more

Answer:Program Accessing Hard Drive


Sorry for this delay. Please post a fresh log if you still have this problem.

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a few yrs ago I had a program that was on a floppy that wiped ur hard drive. When u put it in--it loaded to a A\\ prompt and u typed debug. below it was the # 100 and u typed in a code. then below it was #103 and again u typed in a code, then # 106 etc. at the end u hit enter and it said program terminated normally . best thing I ever had but Ive lost the code and the floppy and nothing I have now even has a floppy. does ANYONE know what this program was ?? can anyone send it and the code to me or know where I could get it 4 free ?? I aslo had a floppy called hd nuke that made 7 passes but have lost it also !! (moved) can ANYONE help ??

Answer:hard drive wipe program

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Is there any free ones that work good for reformatting hard drives.


Answer:Free Program for reformatting hard drive

active kill disk

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I want to copy the Hutchinson Science Reference Suite to my hard drive to save me inserting the free PC Advisor disk (Feb 2004) every time I run the program. Any one got any ideas. I have loaded all that I can see relating to the program but it still refers back to the cd-rom data.Thanks for any response.

Answer:Copy program from Free CD to Hard Drive?

You need software do do what you want, CD emulationclick here

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Well, I FINALLY have an extra hard drive exclusively for the purposes of backing up my main hard drive. I want a program that will make an image of my entire C: drive (windows XP 64 bit) and dump that on my G: drive automatically, every night. Are there any good, simple, and hopefully free programs that will do that? I want the image to be in some kind of standard format (iso?)so I'm not locked into one kind of software if I have to restore...

Answer:Good hard drive backup program?

Acronis True Image.

Imaging software doesn't make "ISOs" unfortunately, that's not how they work. They all use proprietary image formats for themselves, but you typically get some way of making a bootable recovery CD as well. True Image allows "live imaging" meaning you can back up/image your system without needing to shut down - although a restore operation (if required) will.

There are several different apps out (True Image, Ghost, DriveImage XML, etc) but, for the feature set, ease of use, stability, and general reviews, nothing beats True Image.


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Hi all,

My vista box is getting a little slow from time. Like everything freezes on the computer, and then I have to wait a little bit and it comes back. Often this happens when firefox has been used for a while. I'm not sure if this is firefox's entire fault, so I was wondering what free program is out there that I can use to monitor what application is accessing the disk. I tried googling but just found a bunch of hard drive monitoring (temperature, fail rate, etc.) programs.



Answer:application hard drive usage program

You should be able to use the resource monitor built into Windows to see what programs are writing to disk.

Third party utilities are available as well, such as ProcessMonitor and FileMonitor.

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I have a new hard drive. I was hoping to use the Ghost Symantec program to copy my old hard drive on to the new one. It appears to be more difficult than originally thought. Can anyone walk me through this please. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Installing a new hard drive using ghost program

I do not use ghost, I use acronis true image however the steps should be about the same. I am assuming these are ide drives you are using.
To clone a drive.
1 Install the new drive as either a slave on ide1 or you can put it as the master on ide2 for now. Do not partition or format the drive; just install it like it came out of the box. If there is any partition info on the drive, delete the partition in disk management before you begin.
2 Boot with your clone CD ie the ghost CD. Select source [old drive] and destination [new drive]
3 Complete the clone process
4 Shut down the system; do not reboot with both drives connected. This will cause drive letter problems.
5 Install the new drive as the master on ide1. Be sure to set the jumper to master. Pull the power connector from the old drive.
6 Power on the system and make sure it boots and drive letters are correct. If all is well, you can shutdown and connect your old drive as a slave device for storage.

Note you may use CS [cable select] instead of master / slave. One other caution. If one of your drives is a WD western digital, they have two master settings. One is master single drive and the other is master multi drive. You set the jumper to what ever you have ie one drive on the ide channel or two drives on the ide channel. If your disks are not WD, disregard the above.

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Windows 10 did an update on my wife's desktop that was incompatible with the Nvidia graphic drivers on it. As a result, the dual monitors no longer display. We took the computer to the local Microsoft store and they were fully aware of the problem and are working on it. But, after two weeks, the problem has not been solved. Meanwhile we bought a new desktop and had Microsoft empty the entire contents of the C: drive onto an external hard drive. They did and showed me that the external drive contained the root directory and program data that contains years of work using Lightroom.

I brought the external hard drive home and connected it. Luckily I can see the User Libraries but not the Program Data.

Is there some way that I can make everything visible in the external hard drive so that I can copy the contents to the new desktop?

Answer:Need to see program files on external hard drive.

If, by program data, you mean applications, then sorry, you're not going to be able to "migrate" the applications from the external drive to your new desktop simply by copying folders. Applications have components installed in many different places, including the registry, and it involves a lot more than copying folder from Program Data to migrate them.

LapLink sells a product (PC Mover) that IS able to migrate apps from one PC to another, but you either have to (1) install it on the first PC and migrate to the second, or (2) have a backup image of the first PC and mount that on the second to do the migration. However, it MIGHT work if you have a copy of the first. I would check with LapLink to see if their product will do app migration in your situation. IF it does, then you will be able to install it on the new desktop and do the migration.

However, there is a second problem alluded to by your last question. Win10 enables FastStartup by default. With this turned on, all partitions that are open when Win10 shuts down are put into a hibernated state -- which prevents them from being accessed until the original machine comes out of hibernation. I ran into this problem when I was dual-booting Win8.1 and Win10TP and using a shared NTFS partition. I had to disable FastStartup on both Win8.1 and Win10 to be able to safely used a shared partition. I don't know if there is a way to access the partitions in the external drive, if FastStartup was enabled in Win10... Read more

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Hi guys,
I recently bough a hard drive USB connector to take files from my old computer and put them on my new one. I have programs for which I since lost the discs and these include photoshop as well as some others. I was wondering as to whether there was a solution to moving the program to my new computer, as my old hard drive has all the correct files but not a setup.exe

Any help would be greatly appreciate. My old hard drive used XP, I'm currently using Vista.


Answer:Hard Drive Program Transfer Question

The only way would be to copy the Whole Windows drive over. Cause you would have to use the File Transfer wizard to move the stuff over. Even then you might not get everything you need.

Best bet acquire a new installer.

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I recently got a Solid State Drive to replace my other HDD & kept the HDD as a secondary storage drive.
Can I move the program files folders (Program files, Program files x86 & Prgram data)to the secondary drive to free up some space on the smaller SDD which has my windows installation on & Warcraft.
If I can, can I just drag & drop them?
I'm assuming I'll need to replace my desktop shortcuts as they won't follow the programs.

Answer:Move Program files to 2nd hard drive?

You will need to uninstall the programs you wish to remove from the SSD and then reinstall from the setup files to your secondary drive. Make sure you use custom install selecting the secondary drive path as your target for installation.
The reason you cannot just move the folders is that the program installations involve registry entries and by moving the folders these will be corrupted and the programs will not work.

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Getting a new and larger hard drive, to replace existing C: Drive where my main operating Win XP (SP2) is located.

Could just rebuild, but as system is working fine (just a lack of drive space.) a pal suggested:

Temporarily take out my existing slave drive as it won't affect anything else as it contains non essential programmes.

Load the new hard drive as a slave. Then using a "Drive Image Programme" copy my existing C: Drive to the new slave.

Then replace the existing C: Drive with the new one. Obviously changing the jumpers to Master. Then put back in my old slave.

If you think this would work and be relatively simple can anyone reccomend a good, uncomplicated, simple Drive Image Programme to use. Freeware would be good but suspect i may have to buy.


Answer:Solved: Hard Drive Image program

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I normally use XXClone to clone hard drives. But, I need a free one allow cloning several drives via USB. Any suggestions? The free XXClone only alows the source drive to be c:.

Answer:Need a Free Hard Drive Clone Program or

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I need a program that would easily wipe the C drive but leave the recovery partition alone.

any ideas what to use? need something free and easy.

Ive also read that starting with windows Vista, a format does a basic hard drive wipe. so is this basic wiping of the drive enough for the home user?

Just wondering what others use. thanks.

Answer:need a free hard drive wipe program...

Don't let the name fool you. This might be what you are looking for. It's one of the Forms Tutorials.
Windows 7 Installation - Prepare PC to be Sold

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Hi all, I have a software program (an AVI converter) that needs to be installed from the cd everytime I use it as will only allow me to carry out one task at a time (I convert one DVD at a time). The program produces a desktop icon, and installs in my 'programs' list but will only carry out one task. I believe I can save it to the hard drive and install it from there instead of having to keep running the cd, but am not sure how to go about it. Pointers would be helpful. P.

Answer:Saving a software program to hard drive

Simply save it to your Desktop. It will leave an Install/Setup Icon, which you can click on to run whenever you want to.

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my program files folder is totally missing... i dont know what happened if it deleted it self or what....

Answer:2nd hard drive program files missing...

Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious

my program files folder is totally missing... i dont know what happened if it deleted it self or what....

No one, here, can answer what happened. But, whether you did it manually or it was by default, once a week. You should have everything on "backup and restore". Set it to a date prior to your problem and eveything will be restored.

Does not work? Use system restore. Back up and restore will restore your personal data. System resore returns the OS to the restore point date.

I am not sure as to what you actually lost, but I have given you the answer for either situation.

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Is it possible format a hard drive and save a program ? The problem is I want to install Windows XP onto a hard drive that has windows 98, when I try installing over top of 98 I keep getting error messages saying it can not be done.
There is only one program I want keep that I have not got a disc for so I'm not bothered about losing the rest.

Answer:Format hard drive but save program

No, If you format that's pretty much it.

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Can anyone recommend a good data recovery program for an ATA hard drive?

Answer:Hard drive data recovery program.

Hi, I lost 120GB last months and I recovered with this software:

GetDataBack for NTFS


GetDataBack for FAT

It is the Best!

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I have windows 8.1 and c-drive is system drive.
Programs are mainly installed to C: but I have also some programs installed to E: Program Files, Program Files (68), Program Data etc .
Now I want to to move E-drive contents to another hard drive (all files stored on e-drive).

I think the safest way is to reinstall all programs, but I don't want to do this. Also it is possible to move files to new partition which has another drive letter than e: and create link, but this I don't want to do either.

Can I do it like this:
1) Change e-drive letter to x
2) Create new e-drive to another hard drive
3) Copy e-drive contents to new e-dive
4) that is it?

Can I use normal copy - paste to copy all files?
I think register references are the same after these steps because drive letter and content of the e-drive are still the same.

Does my method work? It sound so easy to do. Is it "too easy"? Does it have any risks?

Best regards

Answer:Move program files to another hard drive

Yes, it should as long as the drive letter is the same and also I would move instead of copy to retain the ownership of the files.

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Hi,yesterday i installed 2 new 7200 pm hard drives on my pc.Just curious to know if any software programs exist,free or paid,that can show the rpm speed of my hard drives.
Thank you much for any information.

Answer:Program that detects hard drive rpm speed.



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Is there a program that logs every registry entry and hard drive files when a new program is installed. I need a program that shows every instance of an install. I have UNINSTALLER on my computer, which indicates it will do this...but it seems to miss files from programs. Is there a way to log every, single entry??

Answer:Registry/hard drive logger program

Revo Uninstaller Pro have that feature., you want a program with an output like the one Metallica uses in his Malware Removal articles on Malwarebytes? told me the name of that utility once, but I forgot it. I'll ask in the IRC tonight, if no one replied here by then.

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i posted in another thread witch was not answered so i decided to make this post, what is the best image program that will allow me to make and image of a fresh format with my basic apps, prefrablly able to burn on a dvd-r if possible?

Answer:best hard drive image backup program?

Norton Ghost 2003 hands down is the best, and will do everything you want.

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Hi everyone,
I was wondering where all my hard drive space has gone today, and I wondered if a program that could show you what was on the hard drive existed. Kind of like a pie chart of your hard drive - each segment belonging to different categories.
Does something like this exist? It would be great to know where all the space has gone so I can delete some rubbish.

Answer:Program to show you hard drive usage?

Take a look here: SequoiaView

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I have a Dell XP that must be old because I am. Anyway I ordered it with two hard drives, both 30Gig. Both are full. Who knew back six or seven years ago that 30-gigs was (were?) not enough?

I have tried to keep C:/ for programs and D:/ for files. I would like to get an external HDD and move programs onto it in order to free up space on C:/

What kinds of problems will I run into? Will the registry be able to keep up or tag along or edit itself or...? Is it even doable? Will it give me nightmares?


Answer:Move program files to new hard drive

There is no real simple way to do that. the only way I know of is to uninstall the programs one by one and reinstall them point at the external drive instead of the C:\ Drive. the best way to do it, in all honsty is to just buy a larger hdd (500gb are around 50.00 these days) and just do a direct drive to drive clone from your old HDD to the New one. A Program like Symmantec Ghost (it's not free but there are others out there that are) will clone everything at a bit level and automatically resize the partition to encompass all the free space.

Just Moving the Program Files directory will only serve to make the programs non-usable. Registry entries will not follow the move.

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I had a raid0 setup and kept failing out on me so I just separated the hard drives and decided to stop screwing with it. Anyway I have a program I would like to reinstall on another hard drive that was on the old previous one. It will not let me uninstall due to the old hard drive missing and cant reinstall. Does anyone know how I can fully uninstall or just reinstall the program on my new hard drive? Thanks in advanced for the gurus that help me.

Answer:Deleting program on removed hard drive

You might be able to use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove the instalelr references to it and hopefully successfully reinstall it. Here's the program:

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Solve the problem this way:1- Go to your antivirus program settings and disable the ?Automatic Back Ups feature?2- Check if the program was set to back up in C:\3- Transfer your back up files to another drive. That will empty your C driveI am not a computer expert, just a rational 64 years old mechanical engineer.I hope this will help.Anibal Lópezedited by moderator: Deleted Email Address

Answer:Fix for Antivirus program filling Hard Drive

That is assuming that you anti-virus application has such a facility, not all do.There is a lot of stuff that goes on drive C: that really doesn't have to. Its just a matter on knowing which. The simplest solution is not to install you anti-virus on drive C: in the first place.Without knowing the size of your hard drive, the information is only relevant to yourself. I have 20 Gbs free on drive C:. Anti anti virus backup is going to have problems filling that.If you continue to publish your Email address in a public forum you are going to need a good anti virus application more than most. Your Email address will be harvested and you will get more spam and mall-ware than you ever thought possible.Stuart

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Anyone know of a FREE way to totally wipe all empty space on a hard drive and USB Stick?


Answer:Hard Drive WIPE program for Vista?

Hey truthseeker

Do you mean totally wipe your hard drive, defrag it or to clean personal info from it?

To wipe completely

** This one will wipe everything and destroy all evidence of existence on the hardrive




Total privacy



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Hello all,

I am wondering if anyone out there knows of a program/download/software, preferably on this website, that will do the scan my hard drives, log what is on them and show me how much space it all takes up, where the info is or something similar. Reason, I have so many files on my hard drive and I would like to see them all in some organized listing to choose what I want to keep and what to delete. My main concern is to log and locate all the mp3's that I have. They seem to be all over. I am running slow azz vista so have mercy on me.

Thanks everyone! :major

Answer:Hard Drive contents listing program

Have you looked at WinDirStat?

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Hi. I need to extend the partition C in my hard drive. I have other partitions. I have Part Manager 8 but I think is too old and not compatible with W8. What free program can I use to do it?. Thanks.

Answer:Any free program to partition the hard drive in W8.

Have a look here. It will come with help files.

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My hard drive had a bad volume error. I eventually got Windows to boot from a disk. I can access the hard drive but some files are missing. I wondered what the best commercial and best free hard drive content recovery programs were out there? It would save me so much time and effort as I have lost my dissertation.

Answer:Best hard drive content recovery program?

you can get a free demo of Easeus data recovery wizard which you can use to look at the data and see what it could recover. They tell you to use the demo and if you can see the files you are looking for then pay for the full prog about 70$. I used it to recover the data from an external usb hard drive with a master boot record failure.

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can i store programs on a external hard drive ?

Answer:can i store program on a external hard drive ??

As it setup file yesIf you want to run the program from the external drive you need to make sure that windows gives that drive a permanent drive letter.

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I've installed a program (Adobe Premiere Pro) onto an external hard drive and I'm trying to run that program on a different computer. When I try and run the program on the new computer it comes up with an error message telling me that the Registration is not valid and that I need to reinstall the program. Can anyone could tell me how to edit the registration code or how to fix my problem?

Answer:Running Program on External Hard Drive

That because the registry entries arent on the hdd. Have you done this before on a diferent pc and did it work?

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Hi Guys and GalsI have just installed a second hard drive and would like to have a choice of which drive boots on startup without having to delve into the MoBobios. Is there a Program out there that actuallydoes this? Thanks "Leroy"

Answer:Boot up Program to select Hard Drive

click here

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Hello. I am using XP home and I just hot a 250 GB external hard drive.
I would like to take my very old 7 GB Compaq Presario with Windows 98 and transfer some old songs and images to it.

It would be great if I could transfer the whole contents of my old computer and use some of the old programs (Some games, a jukebox, etc.)

Is this possible? I thought I recently was a freeware program here that claimed to be able to do this.

PS - There may be some malware on the old computer but nothing my current tools couldn't handle.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Program for transfering old computer to external hard drive?

Easiest way I would have thought is to set the old drive up as a slave drive and add it into your current system. XP will then see it as just another drive.

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I have a computer that quit working and I need to put the hard drive in another one as a secondary drive and take files off of it. Is their a program to find the files or can I browse it like a regular drive? The files were saved on the desktop.

Answer:Is their a program for Vista that lets you get files from a hard drive

You should be able to install the HD in an other computer as a secondary drive and then transfer the files. Assuming that the HD is in good working order. What caused the computer to quit working? Mother board, PSU, Memory, HD ?????

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Hi. I have a large external hard drive and want to make several partitions. Also I have PartMagic 7 and Easus 7.1. Both of them see the external HD but the option to make a new partition is gray. An hour ago I downloaded paragon Partition manager 11 but it's worse. The interface is not very friendly and even doesn't see the external hadr drive. can someone tell me what programs do it?. I use XP. thanks

Answer:Program to partition an external hard drive (2 terabytes)

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition v.7.0 supports disks over 2 TB is FREE and available for download from here enter link description here It is the best partitioning tool I have ever used - so simple to use although I haven't got a 2TB HDD. This is what it says -
Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer
Fast performance, easy to use graphic interface, supports RAID drives, supports disks over 2 TB, bootable recovery CD available for download, can repairs Master Boot Records (both MBR and GPT formats). Supports Linux ext2 and ext3 files systems. Data Protection mode allows for more non-reboot required editing scenarios, and the recovery media offers much of the functionality of the full, online program.
Recovery media requires separate download

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I'm looking for a program to encrypt an external sata2usb hard drive that allows for easy access from the windows environment and supports non windows booting! (i use acronis os selector)

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Hello all,

I am running "windows backup and restore" on one of my external hard drives and WDsmartware (western digital software that came with my other external drive). WDsmartware eats up WAY to much resources. Would I be better off just using "windows backup and restore" for both drives? are there any free programs out there that are "better' than windows 7 "backup and restore"? thanks a lot.

Answer:Looking for a great external hard drive backup program

If 'Windows Backup and Restore' is working, then I'd keep using it.

Doesn't hurt to try other programs.

I see many here that use Macrium free;
Image your system with free Macrium - Windows 7 Forums

BTY, I use 'Windows Backup and Restore' and Clonezilla Open-Source Image Backup - Windows 7 Forums

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Basically I bought an SSD to put Windows 7 on along with some of my most used applications.
However, I want to some how put my users folder and program files folder onto my 500GB HD. I?ve tried multiple times to mess with the registry settings but it doesnt seem to work..? I?ve also tried an application but that just meant when I restarted my PC it diddn?t recognise my user account meaning I couldnt log in at all forcing me to reinstall again?
Any ideas? I basically want only OS & a coupel of aps on SSD while having my desktop/users/prorgam files on my 500gb.

Answer:How can I move my user&program files to a different hard drive?

Well this trick may help
User Folders - Change Default Location
Once you've moved the location you should be able to just copy the contents in question.

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Hi, I just tried to uninstall a piece of software and it began removing my entire hard drive. I noticed the unexpected file names scrolling past and killed the process. It seemed to be going in alphabetical order and I no longer have any folders starting with 'a' on my computer (all my adobe software is gone ). Is there any way I can undo something like this? I suspect there isn't so is there any log kept of exactly what was deleted? I have backups of pretty much everything, but it's obviously extremely time consuming to recreate my computer so a list of what was deleted would speed things up a bit. Thanks.

Answer:Add/remove program removed entire hard drive

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Hello , I just recently purchased a ASUS computer.

But it came with 2 partions

C:/ 75 GB
D:/ 275 GB

The C:/ Has all the windows files.

The D:/ has nothing on it. I want to merge both C:/ and D:/, without losing anything on C:/,

Can anyone recommend me a program to do this?

Thank you.

Image here:

Answer:How do you merge two hard drive partions? Recommend me a program?

You'll need to delete the D: partition using the following tutorial...
Partition or Volume - Delete

...and then extend the size of the C: drive using the following tutorial.
Partition or Volume - Extend

This can all be done from Disk Management (a Windows program) so no external software is needed.

EDIT: Before this, follow what Shawn has posted below.

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Can you copy program files over to an external hard drive? And copy them back onto your hard drive after installing Windows 10 pro? Or do you have to install all the programs again? If so is there any software that would do it for you?

Answer:Can you copy program files over to an external hard drive?

hollyoaks777 said:

Can you copy program files over to an external hard drive? And copy them back onto your hard drive after installing Windows 10 pro? Or do you have to install all the programs again? If so is there any software that would do it for you?

If they are "installed" you need to reinstall them, because of the registry.
If they are portable's, you can copy & paste(might want to get any .ini files belonging to them, as they contain any specific settings)

See here: installation - What's the difference between portable and install versions? - Super User.

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any one know of any ?? any info is appreciated...anything but chkdsk

Answer:Any one know a good program to check hard drive health ??

either search your hard drive manufacturer;s web site for a drive utility, or just google search for one. Or check a local area computer store. Here is a link at the PC World site;,cat,1503,sortIdx,1,pg,1,00.asp#

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Ok, this is a problem on an older computer that I gave up on a while back. My hard drive won't defrag (DEFRAG006). I've tried every way I know to fix it, but nothing worked, not even the one listed here:

What I need is something like SpinRite, yet doesn't involve long drawn-out DOS commands..mainly because my patience is thinning and after meticulously following SpinRite's directions for making a "clean boot" disk and being told by my computer that such and such is a "bad command", I feel I'm justified in going towards another direction. And yes, I was very careful with the commands, spacing, and sequences. Anyway, no dice there.

So I need a program, preferably free, that can repair some bad sectors which Scandisk cannot read (and cannot fix) so I can finally defragment the HD.

Btw Win 98 (first edition, i.e., the problem won't let me upgrade it to SE).


Answer:Hard drive problem/need a program that fixes HD errors

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Hello and good morning everyone, my friend is about to buy a brand new laptop, and she wishes to give her old laptop to her brother who is abroad, but first she wants to COMPLETELY wipe the laptop 100%. She has already gotten a portable external hard drive to transfer all her important docs, pictures, etc. She needs a program that will totally wipe her hide drive of ALL data(obviously not the operating system, lol!!!) and it must be TOTALLY FREE and simple to use......just like install, 1 click, and all data is gone and cannot be retrieved. Any help would be much appreciated. thanks

Answer:Free and perfect program to wipe a hard drive??

If you wipe the hard drive,the Operating System also goes.

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I would like a simple boot disk/cd that would be able to render all data on the drive unrecoverable. Any recomendations?

Answer:Simple program to erase hard drive completely

do a google search for dban

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I'm running low on hard drive space and I know I've got a gazillion files I could delete, but most are so small it wouldn't make much of a difference... so I'm wondering, is there a program that will do something like list all files in a certain folder including subfolders in order from largest to smallest file size?

Answer:Program to locate largest files on hard drive?

The file search that comes with Windows should be able to do that. It could take a while though.

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My laptop is running slow and the battery drains too fast, and the hard drive just starts going constantly sometimes; it's half-full (out of 320GB), I've already cleaned up, defragmented, run virus scans with various anti-virus products, and something is just dragging it down. I can't tell if the hard drive is dying or a bunch of programs are sucking up resources (like anti-virus).

I only know how to use Task Manager, and I'm not seeing how to track usage over a day or so.

Is there something I can use? What would be the best and what are some other good ones?

(Note: I've used Process Explorer but I'm not getting much more valuable information out of it)

Answer:Program to track CPU/RAM/hard drive usage over time?

Well you could take a look at ProcessLasso

You'd need to configure it not to restrain some processes though.

Here's a couple of screenshots.

The most often restrained processes:

Some features are not available in the free version like this for instance:

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I'm finishing up rebuilding from a bad hard drive. I got no warning that there was a problem (but I wasn't really looking either).
I think I should have some software installed that monitors my hard drives (reads SMART or tests the drive, or such) and lets me know if something is going bad.

So what do you recommend?
I've seen Gibson SpinRite, Passmark DiskCheckup, And Priiform Speccy mentioned here. Is there any consensus among the IT professionals as to what is the best program or method to keep an eye on my hard drives for pending problems? I have computers with Hitachi, HGST, WD, Seagate, and some SSDs by Corsair, Kingston, and Samsung (and probably a few I've forgotten about) so a single program that works with all drive brands would be nice.

Thanks for your feedback.

Answer:Can you recommend a good Hard Drive maintenance program?

Never had any issues with Crucial's SSD's.

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My old Compaq Presario 900US laptop got bad (water got in it). I got the hard drive out and attached via USB to my new laptop (Compaq Presario V2565). I can see the files under drive E: (USB port). Is there any way to transfer all the files, programs (have them install automatically) and settings from the hard drive to the new computer? The hard drive (old connected by usb) ran on windows xp and so does my new computer. thanks

Answer:Laptop Hard Drive File and Program Transfer

The operating system and installed programs cannot be recovered.
You can recover (copy) any data you had stored ... and any email still in OE.

If you can read the HD .. are you sure it's bad ???

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Hello all.....I was wondering if anyone new a good program for Capture, edit, and make movies. I have been using the Pinnacle Studio 10 Plus and I HATE it!! The random shut downs just kill me. My husband is going to the store today to buy me a new program and if anyone could help me point him in the right direction, that would be great.

Also, if anyone has a JVC Hard drive camera, I need your help. I don't know if I have the settings wrong or what because my video just doesn't come out good. I am ready to go out and get a new camcorder with tapes again.
So if anyone could help me with that I will be so happy.

Thank you,

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I had a bad hard drive that I had to uninstall from my computer recently. (D: drive) Unfortunately, I had Nvidia GeForce experience on there. I tried installing it again on my C: drive but for some reason it won't let me install it at all.
Instead I get the error: "The System cannot find the file specified"
I had GeForce experience on my D: drive up and running before I had the hard drive failure so my guess is it's trying to either update or access that file which is on my old drive.

I also noticed in my C: drive, I do have the GeForce experience and other display driver files there, but they will not run when I try accessing them.

Is there anything I can do to make Windows access these or a way to point the newly downloaded GeForce program to install in my C: drive?


Answer:Removed 2nd hard drive now program install issue

Did you try uninstalling from Programs and Features? Then run a CCleaner scan/registry. And try again.

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I have a new hard drive that I want to use as my main hard drive. I have googled a few but the only ones I could find weren't free. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Any suggestions on a (free) program to clone a hard drive

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i have recently bought a 500mb maxtor basics external desktop hard drive (model ref stm305003ehd301-rk). the unit was immediately recognised by my pc and designated 'h' drive. however when i attempted to copy the contents of my program file drive (ie containing my operating system files (winxp))the file copying process halted after a few minutes and the following message was displayed - 'cannot copy pagefile: it is being used by another person or program. close any program that might be using the file and try again'.grateful for advice on how i should go about copying operating system files to this external hard disk, after all the basic operating system has to be running for the thing to work at all!The hard drive did not come with any associated software for backing up files.i am running window xp service pack 2grateful for any advicethanksdave

Answer:maxtor external hard drive - copying program files

Best to get yourself Acronis True Image and make a Full Backup to your shiny new external drive. There is no better way IMHO.

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Hi everyone ... One of my computers recently started experiencing a few problems altogether .. now I have a hunch that there might be something wrong with the hard drive in this computer ..

So basically I am looking for some very professional kind of software which does some good Hard Drive diagnostic and repair work ... Something which scans hard drives inside out for possible problems .. Something like memtest, but for Hard drives .. Some software recognised a professional hard drive doctor ... Dont care if its free or commercial, as long as its good

Know any such software ?

Answer:Urgently need some good Hard Drive Diagnostic/Repair program .

Manufacturers like Seagate, WD, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Samsung, etc, make diagnostic software for their own drives, that's your first course of action. Get that for the drive(s) in question, run the Quick/Short/Normal test, and regardless of the results go back and run the Long/Advanced/Thorough test immediately afterwards with the full surface scan enabled. It'll take a long time but that is the one best recommended way to determine if a drive is either defective or potentially about to fail.

As far as "repair" software the only recommendation I'd make it the same one I've been making for over 15 years now:

SpinRite, by

The only repairs you can do from a software perspective are refreshing bad sectors to hopefully make them functional again, but once a sector is "bad" it never will be the same again, period. If a hard drive is defective from a mechanical or electronic perspective, forget it, toss it in the garbage or RMA it if it's still under warranty.

Hope this helps...

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I have recently had problems with this error message. It does not seem confined to a particular program since it appears for Adobe updates, Paperport applications and Registry Mechanic (installation, repair and reinstallations).

If you Google the error message, it seems that this problem appears for a multitude of applications and may be more pervase than it appears.

I have tried to install by turning off McAfee, ran CWShredder and Spybot, tried to install from various hard drives with no success.

Any help?

Answer:This program has been damaged, possibly by a bad sector of the hard drive or a virus.

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Just as the title say, what's the best app to make an exact clone from one hard drive in an enclosure to another drive in an enclosure?

Answer:Best Block-Level Hard Drive Cloning Program for FREE?


Edit: I just noticed you were a Mac Guru so you could try Carbon Copy Cloner.

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I currently have 2 computers in my home, one with a working version of Norton Anti-Virus 2000. The other computer also has Norton Anti-Virus 2000, but a "non working" version. Apparently, the want more money for me to have a working version on my second computer.
With regard to my problems, this second computer now, when trying to reboot it, has a problem starting, as there is an error message saying that one of the Norton files is missing. I can get past this problem, by hitting the enter key, as the computer then continues past this error, starting Windows 98 SE.

What I would like to do is to completely delete Norton off of this computer, but when I go into my settings (control panel) "Add/Remove programs", apparently a file is missing so the "add/remove" application will not delete Norton.

Thanks in advance for any help.


Answer:How to clean Hard Drive of Norton Anti Virus program?

Hi Dale, and welcome to the board.

Take a look here:

How to uninstall Norton AntiVirus by using the Rnav.exe removal tool


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A friend of mine is looking for a good piece of software that will allow him to erase unused portions of his hard drive in an effort to further decrease his chances of being a victim of ID theft. I was wondering if anyone knows of an open source piece of software that can do this?

Answer:Good program for cleaning free space on a hard drive?

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My current needs are that I want to back up the files on one hard drive to anther but the files/directories are not organized the way they should be so I want to be able to have a program look at directory 01 on drive A compare it to directory 02 on drive B and copy and replace only the files that are newer over to drive B. Make sense? Does this type program exist and if so is there a free version. I will get into organizing my drives correctly later... just gotta do this for now.

Answer:Looking For A Good Hard Drive Sync/Backup Program, Suggestions?

It's called an incremental backup and windows 7 does that with their backup program (included in the OS).

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Problem: I suspect my external hard drive is old/worn out.

Symptoms: Device manager recognizes it as a USB device under Hard Disk, but disk management calls it unknown and not initialized.
No drive letter is shown under my computer. When I plug in the hard drive I would hear it spinning up and than quickly down, than spinning up again and going back down until it finally just idles.

Goal: Try to recover my jpgs, doc, and txt files.

Specs: FantomDrives 500GB 3.5'' model number TFD500U16 (had it for about a year and a half now)
It had an NTFS partition and no special software was used to maintain the external hard drive, nor was an operating system installed on it. Just basic files.
if it matters, My computer is a windows Vista home basic on a acer aspire 3050 laptop.

How it happened: just before I left for work, i had things downloaded STRAIGHT to the hard drive. When I get home, it seems someone in the household unplugged everything to move the laptop. Since than the drive has crashed. However, even before this I noticed strange behavior like it would just stop being recognized as a hard drive in the middle of copying a 30GB file, but at that time it was on a mac so I assumed it may have just been operating system differences with the NTFS partition.

Self Attempts: I've tried the drive on multiple computers as well as on macs. No new drive appears.
I've also tried a program called TestDisk but the program only saw my internal hard drive and nothing el... Read more

Answer:External hard drive crashed, anyway data recovery program?

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