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Lenovo Y560 Rapid Drive Problem - Never store any files in your internal hard drive

Question: Lenovo Y560 Rapid Drive Problem - Never store any files in your internal hard drive

I bought a Y560 laptop October 2010 with 32GB SSD / 500GB HDD because of it's promotion of this new rapid drive technology in Hong Kong, and everything goes fine for few months. Last week, I powered my laptop normally but the windows loads to the repair screen automatically. After self-restart, "Operating System not found" is shown and no further operation. Then I tried to use Onekey recovery to rescue my OS, but after I knew all data would be initialized after using, I chose not to continue and tried to plug out the hard drive and restore my data via other computer in accordance to the Lenovo's suggestion. Unfortunately, the major partition was not readable by windows. The next day, I brought it to the service centre, and asked them how can I rescue my data. They said the same procedure that I've did that unplugging my hard drive and copying my data via other computer. Of course, I've told them I've performed the same task and still not work and asked them to demonstrate for me, but they said they haven't got any spare machine to do demonstration. After that, they tried to repair my laptop with windows installation disk, but I've questioned them there is a notice that to use Onekey recovery to perform system maintenance, they replied that is a standard procedure of repairing services. 3 Hours after, I still could not get the corresponding answer how can I rescue my data from my hard drive and got these responses: 1. Rapid Drive Technology is developed by Intel, but not Lenovo, therefore we have no responsibility to solve this problem. (Note: there is a stickers labelled "Rapid Drive" with Lenovo logo on the laptop) 2. Levnovo service centre is only changing hardware, but not solving software related matter, but still we don't know "Rapid Drive" is a software or hardware part. 3. We always recommend customer to backup their data apart from the internal drive in daily basis. 4. There is no technicians in Hong Kong could clearly explain how the Rapid Drive operates and what kind of partitions that Rapid drive creates. I waited for 4 hours in the service centre and no constructive support could be provided. How come such a world-wide IT company could provide a low-level support to customer, just acting like an automatic-answering machine with a low technical knowledge background. Consequently, there is no cleared solution and documentation on such a brand new Technology, how customer to trust your products? I cannot even think of my laptop gets problem within a half year of purchase. I hope experts from Lenovo (not from Hong Kong any more) to solve my problem of either recover my OS or data.

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo Y560 Rapid Drive Problem - Never store any files in your internal hard drive

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Answer: Lenovo Y560 Rapid Drive Problem - Never store any files in your internal hard drive

so, could you state more simplier where is your data and what do you want to do with it?

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I just got a y560 with rapid drive and I want to switch out the 5400 RPM hard drive for a 7200 RPM. I tried cloning the hard drives, but I forgot to format it as NTFS, so it isn't surprising that it didn't work. I don't see any reason why a clone wouldn't work (as long as it's formatted correctly, that is) but I figured I would check here first, in case there were some weird quirks with rapid drive. I would use a One Key Recovery backup or whatever, but it only lets you use DVDs, so it would be a huge pain. So I guess what I'm asking is: will a formatted clone work? If not, what could I do?

Answer:Rapid drive y560 - cloning hard drive

cloned to bigger size of your current hard disc?
maybe it's the application you used, try easeaus disk copy

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Can SSD which is configured for intel rapid start(No Smart Response) be used to store data files as a normal drive Lenovo ideapad u310 with 24 GB SSD Partition , only 4GB has been configured as Hibernate partition for Intel rapid start, rest of the 18.36 GB has been labelled as Healthy(Primary partition).Can this 18.36 GB of SSD be configured to store data files on it without affecting Intel rapid start.

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I really wanna buy this laptop y560 but I would like to find a i7 with SSD and HDD instead of the i5 y560
 
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Answer:Y560 i7 Rapid Drive

check this link out for models : 06462au, 064658u, 06462bu

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Hello. I want to change hard drive in my lenovo Y560. Present hard drive WD7500BPVT-24HXZT1 is broken (too quickly in my opinion).Specification of my Y560:- Core i5 M 460 2,53 Ghz- 4 GB RAM- HD 5730 I don't anything about hard drive which I can install in this model of Lenovo. Any kind of internal 2,5 inch hard drive will be match?What do you think about this hard drive: WD5000BPKX. It match to my Lenovo?Maybe you have some hard drive propositions? Money, which I can spend is about 67$. Hard Drive which I want should be fast, silent and durable. Thanks, best regards.

Answer:Lenovo Y560 Hard Drive

That isn't a bad choice and should be very reliable. However I would recomend this if you do not mind spending a little more. Very good price for the size this is what I use in my Playstations, thankfully my laptop hard drive has not failed yet so have not seen a need to replace it just yet, it has been reliable so far and would give you plenty of space to work with. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-145-875&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&Pur...

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Hello.I have a Y560 with i7 Q720.I ant to buy a Rapid Drive.How can i do that? it seems that Lenovo , only sell Rapid Drive with new Laptop.But , how about who already bought one?! Thanks.

Answer:Buy a Rapid Drive for IdeaPad Y560

I don't think it might be possible, did you recheck your configuration?perhaps the drivers are not installed?

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I'm posting here hoping that someone can offer some suggestions.  As far as I know, I have a laptop with rapid drive.  It's a refurbished Y560 that I just received about 2 weeks ago. Here's the funny part, I don't know if I actually have rapid drive enabled on this computer.  Reason is that I see a C drive and also a D drive.    C drive being the system drive and D drive is empty with about 425GB of space.   C drive is with 30gb total and 7 gb available of space.  Since rapid drive is suppose to integrate both drives, I'm not sure why I'm seeing 2 drives.  In addition, I'm trying to install Win 7 SP1 but I need 9gb of available space.  I've moved my paging file and also any temp files to my D drive.  I've also eliminated as much bloatware as I can.  I'm hoping some day I'll be able to eliminate the 500HDD and just have 1 larger SSD.   Will this be possible? I've searched this forum but it seems most people don't have the rapid drive. Thanks, 

Answer:Y560 rapid drive 32gb ssd + 500gb HDD

any "rapid drive" sticker on your computer?trying to perform clean or upgrade windows installation?if it is upgrade, you can un-install all drivers before upgrade ( i suggest that )also, burn recovery discs before windows installation. ( just in case you may need it )c volume seems your primary volume ( ssd ), d volume is your hdd ( first partition, there's a hidden partition for 30-50 gb for one key recover function )

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Can I store/employ a system image on the internal hard-drive under a letter different than C: ?

If so, how do I go about creating this new letter and how much space should I allocate ?

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Can I store/employ a system image on the internal hard-drive ?

Yes, it's possible.

Post a maximized/resized screen print of Disk Management using these instructions to show ALL info:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Some people consider a different partition on a single hard drive as a different drive than [C], some don't.

If you have only one physical drive and need to resize the [C] OS partition, it gets risky-er imho.
Backups (images) should also be saved to a different device for safety.

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Hi, I am not an expert to this stuff. But for my y560 laptop, i bought a new hitachi 500GB , 7200rpm harddisk. I put that into the laptop and putin the windows 7 recovery disc. then when turned on, there is a windows loading file black screen. Then comes the windows install pages. i click click click and then it comes to a page where it lists a "Disk 0 unallocated Space" of size ard 465GB. I know there are some mysterious tweaks for this y560 type laptops (e.g. hidden partition / recovery partition / NTFS / something to do with that) . It does not allow me to click "Next" as it says something like "system can not find correct partition , please chk log etc) How I should change this new harddisk first before I can proceed ? I am guessing this new harddisk needed to be partitioned exactly to the same sizes as the default inorder to proceed. Also check on forums that playing around with these partitioning will lose the 1-key recovery which i dun think is helping me at all as i m trying to install a completely new hdd as my old one is dead. I read abt something like burning hdd images etc but i have no idea wt i m reading.  Please generously advice as this is such a pain to meThanks a whole lotVictor 

Answer:y560 new hard drive partition problem

The "windows 7 recovery disc" you are using,was that created by you from the laptop previously?It sounds more like a standard Windows disk...

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I am wondering the steps to go about changing my internal hard drive in my Lenovo T61. It currently is only 100GB and I want al least 250GB. Are there certain hard drives that are not compatible with the T61? Also, how does the data get transferred from the old one to the new one? I know I can't simply plug the new one in and go, there has to be some data transfer. Thanks, Mark B

Answer:Changing internal hard drive for lenovo T61

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Hello,
 
The highest-capacity hard disk drive I have used in a ThinkPad T61 is a 500GB model, however, there's no reason a 640GB or 750GB model would not work.  All you need do is make sure the hard disk drive is a regular 2.5" form-factor, 9.5mm high, SATA interface model.  Depending upon which model of hard disk drive you purchase, it may come with (or be available for download from the HDD manufacturer's web site) disk cloning software to copy the contents of your old hard disk drive to the new one.  You will also need a USB to SATA cable to connect the old hard disk drive to your computer so that its contents may be copied to the new hard disk drive installed inside the computer.
 
If you have a standard version of Microsoft Windows installed this should not pose any problems; if you are using an edition of Windows preloaded by Lenovo, check with the disk cloning software manufacturer to see what, if any, additional steps need to be taken to successfully clone your original hard disk drive.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I've noticed a few successes and failures when it comes to speeding up a Lenovo notebook. I too wanted all the speed I could get, especially for Photoshop work. I tried a 128 Gb SS drive but became uncomfortable with it. After more research I settled for a Seagate XT 500Gb 7200rpm with a 4Gb solid state (that's why it's called a hybrid drive) and 32Gb cache. My Startup time is 37 seconds for the complete bootup (not just a desktop screen but when everything loads)I wrote an article for photos4clix.com about my experience. Bottom line, I would take the Hybrid everytime. You can click here for the article.CliffordS

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OK I have finally gotten Windows 8 installed on the SSD. BUT I can not get the SSD and the primary hard drive to again merge. Nothing I do seems to work. Anyone having the same issue? I have the primary hard drive unallocated (unformatted) and the SSD drive holds Windows 8. Thanks

Answer:Merging SSD and Hard Drive Windows 8 Rapid Drive Y580

I saw this question before...hope this helps:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/LY580-installing-windows-8-on-SSD/m-p/9038...

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So, yesterday i was using my lenovo g400s notebook, it came with Windows 8.1 x64, the system was very slow, so i used windows defrag, ccleaner and deleted some files, so far so good.After a few hours, i tried to open intel rapid storage to see why it stopped, the program froze, i tried to open task manager but it was very slow, so i forced the laptop to power off by pressing the power button for a few seconds. When i tried to start the laptop again, it give me an error saying ``EFI network 0 for IPv4 boot fail`` and then this message appeared =
Spoiler (Highlight to read)
 
I tried to open the BIOS menu, the hdd still shows on Information TabLink to image 1But it wont appear on Boot menu when boot mode is set to ``UEFI``, the hdd only show up when Legacy Mode is selectedLink to image 2
 
Link to image 3But if i try to boot in Legacy Mode, it just give me a black screen.i tried to access recovery mode but happens the same thing, just black screen (legacy mode) or boot device is missing (uefi mode)I tried to format the laptop using a usb flash drive with windows 7, but it wont find my hddi`m using now Ubuntu from flash drive, and it wont find my hdd either. So i can`t backup any files =/
 
Link to image 4Why the bios information tab shows my hdd but i can`t load it anymore? Any clues? What can i do? Is my hdd dead?SOrry for my bad english
 
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I have a flex 3 MO R9N0B5C15004, and I read the only manul document I could find for it, which did not say anything about the hard drive or the possiblity of installing a secondary internal drive. My question is if I can install a secondary internal hard drive for my laptop please, and where can I find user manuals which are more relevant to my laptop please. I have registered my device. 

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My pc is not showing my internal hdd. It only shows the ssd. I just recently did the creators update, could this be causing the problem.

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I am trying to access my personal files from an internal Hard Drive in which I removed from a computer of mine which stopped working. This computer was using Windows XP Professional.
The computer I am using now uses Windows 7.
I removed the hard drive from the failed computer and tried connecting it to my present computer using a USB 2.0 To IDE/SATA Cable but I am always asked to initialize the disk. I have doubts about doing this as I think this will wipe the hard drive clean.
I did however backup my personal files using Microsoft Backup before my failed computer stopped working.
I downloaded and installed the Restore Utility for Windows from Microsoft on my present computer and tried restoring my backup but I keep getting the message 'This media has been secured. You do not have the proper privileges.' I think that this is because I protected my backup with a password.
I would appreciate any help in solving my problem.

Answer:Accessing files from an old internal Hard Drive

Is your old drive IDE or SATA?
On your new Motherboard do you have both IDE and SATA Ports?
You should be able to connect old drive to new mobo

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This pussycat needs your help please! :o)I'm using WindowsMe OS and I've just added a spare second internal hard drive to my computer. This has been allocated the letter 'D' which I cannot change, the option being greyed out. I would like to change this if possible please. I now have 'A' 'C' 'D' 'E'(CD-ROM) and 'F'(CD+RW)listed in 'My Computer.' Drive 'C' is 40GB running at 7,200rpm and 'D'is 20GB running at 5,400rpm. I used the following RUN command and switches to copy 'C' to 'D' - XCOPY C:\*.* D:\ /c/h/e/k/r which has been done. Checking both drives' Properties I see that my 'C' drive has 7,207 files and 715 folders - size is: 1.53GB, size on disk: 1.67GB. Drive 'D' shows only 7,189 files with 715 folders. Size is: 1.42GB, size on disk: 1.48GB. The switch /e is to ensure all the hidden files are copied, so why the difference here please? My intention is to use the 'D' drive for backing up my PC. Can I do this by further switch commands or will I need to obtain suitable software?Any help will be greatly appreciated and I hope there's enough info given for your deliberations.Thanks guys. TC.

Answer:Updating files to a second internal hard drive

I've now found out the drive letters cannot be altered except by changing the order of the Config.sys statements, or loading 'dummy' drives to 'use up' drive letters. I'll leave things as they are I think! ;o)Can anyone help on the backup question? TC.

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My solid state c: is near full, and I want to transfer the programs, games, etc to my other in internal drive. I would like to keep the OS on ssd for booting purposes. Also, will the programs still run/work without being on the c:? I've never done anything like this before so please be patient with me. Thanks

Answer:Transfer files from c: to other internal hard drive.

The easiest way may be to leave the Registry info as is for installed programs and use Symbolic Links to redirect access to the new folder on the different HD. This article explains the technique:

Nifty Way to Safely Move Folders or Programs to Another Drive or Partition in Windows 7 | Gizmo's Freeware

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Hi,
My desktop PC has 3 internal hard drives.

After formatting the C drive & re-installing the (OS Win XP) I found one of my hard drives is unable to be read.

If I goto Disk Management, this problematic 'Disk 2 ' is shown to be 32MB (it is actually 1 TB) and 'healthy'.
When I R-click it to Open or Explore, it states that it is nor formatted and asks me if I want to format it.
(of course, I do not)

When I R-click it to open Properties - it shows a file system of RAW.
Prior to formatting the C drive, I disconnected the 2 hard drives with the intention of restarting the PC with only the 1st drive [containing the OS] connected.
Instead I have mistakenly left another drive (probably the-now-unreadable drive) connected during re-start.

Perhaps this has caused the problem.

Any suggestions / solutions

Thanks
 

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Hi,
My desktop PC has 2 internal hard drives.

After formatting the C drive & re-installing the (OS Win XP) I found that my 2nd hard drive is unable to be read.

When I R-click it to Open or Explore, it states that it is nor formatted and asks me if I want to format it.
I tried to format but it was unsuccessful.

If I goto Disk Management, this problematic 'Disk 2 ' is shown to be 'healthy'.

When I R-click it to open Properties - it shows a file system of RAW.

Prior to formatting the C drive, the 2nd drive 'Disc 2' was working perfectly.

Any suggestions / solutions

Thanks
 

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I don't even know if this is possible - but it would clear a lot of space on my hard drive.
I do have these videos on disc - but if one should get damaged - that is my concern.
Maybe there is no way - but I thought I would ask anyway.
Thanks,
Snoluc
 

Answer:How to store video files separate from my hard drive??

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Hi all,
 
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

Answer:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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I don't know if I'm going crazy or something, this is not the first time happened to me. For transferring large amount of data from a desktop to a laptop. (80GB - 100GB). I would usually pulled out the internal 2.5 HDD thru USB to the desktop and transfer the files directly. This is like the third times happening. I created a backup folder on the root of the external HDD and copied the files over. I took about an hour to do it. I didn't get an error messages of any kind for the whole process and safely removed the HDD after. As soon as I connected the HDD back to the laptop internally. All the files just disappeared. It happened twice on a Windows 8 HDD, and today I was a Windows 7 HDD. Anyone has the same experience, or have I gone cuckoo.

Answer:Missing files from external (internal) Hard Drive

Can you elaborate please? The partition and folder is there but files missing, or no partition either?

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I reimaged my hard drive when windows would'nt open up and thought i was using the most recent back. Turn's out it was months old so i lost 5 months of new files plus what was there. How/if can i get them back?

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And I got it all connected, and it reads as though it has 60gb of info on it, but when I click on the drive and open it up, there are no files near that big. In fact all the file sizes add up to only 2gb.
I actually hid the folders when I originally had the laptop up and running. But now I believe they are still hidden and I need to know how to unhide/find them.

Can anybody help?
 

Answer:Unhiding files on internal hard drive converter?

Re: So I got one of those internal hard drive converters

What OS are you using on the PC? Do you remember how you hid the folders? Did you just go to the folder's properties and select hidden?
 

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Is it possible to replace the optical drive with a 2nd hard drive?  I've installed a 128GB SSD as my primary drive on my Y560.  I'm interested in disassembling the laptop and replacing the Optical Drive with a secondary hard drive for storage.  It doesn't appear that the DVD Drive is designed to be removed, but is it possible with some effort to replace?

Answer:Y560 - Replace optical drive with 2nd hard drive?

found this when searching for the same thing..http://newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=253

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My laptop just recently had the mobo fried, and I managed to salvage the hard drive. I bought an external enclosure and plugged it into another laptop to get the information I wanted off of it (music, etc). However, access is restricted to the hard drive. How can I access it?
 

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Hi guys. My computer has a major problem that will need a complete system restore to fix. At this time i cannot boot into windows at all and everything i have tried has failed to fix this. I need to do a complete system restore. Before i do this i want to try to recover as much data from my hard drive as i can. I do not want it lost when the drive is wiped. I have an external hard drive but i cannot connect it to the computer since windows will not boot. Is there a way for me to remove the internal hard drive, somehow connect it to a laptop and recover files and then put those files onto my external hard drive? Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: How to copy files from an internal hard drive that has been removed from comp

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I have a Fujitsu tablet that crashed. When I went to try to reboot, the system wouldn?t go past the bios to start up again in any of the startup options, ie. safe mode, last normal operation, etc. So, I removed the internal drive and hooked it up to a IDE/SATA adapter to USB connection. I can see the disk in Disk Management and in Device Management, but can not see it in My Computer to open. When I see it in Disk Management, I am able to right-click the white bar where it shows the letter, but unable to then select Change Drive Letter and Paths. The only option activated is Delete Partition and Help, none of the other selections are active. I have ran Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows on it which came up fine. C ???an you help me with this? thank you.

Answer:Can't open Fujitsu internal hard drive hooked up externally to save files.

When you right clik it select Properties...Report back with your findings...

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Hey what's up Tech Support Guys. Yesterday ,I installed a second internal hard drive in my computer just for data storage. When I turned the computer on everything was fine. My new HD was recognizable, I named it, and I saved some important stuff on it to free up space on my original hard drive. This morning I turned on the computer and 1)it took longer to boot up then usual and 2) My computer doesn't recognize the new HD. I checked the bios and it doesn't recognize it there either. How could the HD work fine last night but now there's a problem? How can I get the stuff I saved on it back. YOur help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 

Answer:internal hard drive problem

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I recently had gotten this problem with my D: drive. I've had a lot of files inside that drive. I was hoping that i wouldn't have to format it.It was working fine this afternoon. But then there was an error so i went and did the chkdsk thing on the cmd. after it scaned and it loaded the computer, the D drive stopped working. Is there a way to fix this? Plz help thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Internal Hard Drive Problem

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I've got a older 500GB HD I use for storage that I purchased the same time that I did this one.

Now yesterday a tornado hit not to far from here and when rebooting my PC at the XP screen it froze for about 5 minutes then continued going on from there. Now, yesterday in my device manager it showed the HD as well as it did in Bios (I always boot to bios first then proceed to windows) Now this morning, I boot it up and see all 3 of my HD's in the PC but the same issue with the XP and I sorta shurgged it off as a start up application causing this problem (recently installed a few programs, last.fm being one of them which I've read problems booting with) So I tried again, all 3 HD's in the Bios but then in the device manager "D" (my 1 storage drive) Is not there only my 3rd and first drive (with my OS on it) I do have a spare 750gb drive I've yet to get around to installing but this doesn't make sense, it showing up in bios and and not in the windows device manager or the dsk management system on windows.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Internal hard drive problem

I rebooted, safe mode drive is there. Copying data over just incase.
 

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Have a Dell 6000, daughter had it and has no idea what might have went wrong. She indicates it gets is starts up and says "internal hard drive error" Had her send it to me replaced the hard drive and still the same error. Booted a diagnostic CD and it indicates there is no hard drive present. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Internal hard drive problem

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I see it can be done from an installed to an external, but can it be done in reverse, taking the external cased hard drive and cloning it to an internal? The old hard drive is from an xp laptop, and I can aquire another xp laptop if I can clone this way. Perhaps if I set the enclosure hard drive as master? All ideas are greatly appreciated. Many thanks
 

Answer:Clone a laptop hard drive from an external case to an internal hard drive

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hi there, thanks alot for reading this, this is my problem,

the pc = Dell latitude D610
Windows XP home
intel centrino

the problem =
when i boot the pc i get an error message saying "read failure on internal hard drive" it then gives me the options to enter setup or to re-boot.

i run the dell diagnostics from the system setup and get this.

error detected on "start DST short test"
error code: 1000-0146
Msg: 0: IDE status failed, stats byte: 64 control code = 1 Msg: No additional Sense Infoormation.

also, at the end of the diagnostic it says
Test result = fail
error code = 1000-0141
Msg: No drive detected.

ok, thanks for any help/addvice you can give me.
jolly1808
 

Answer:Problem with Failure on internal hard drive

Take the disk out, check that the adapter is on properly and refit it.
If that doesn't solve the problem then you either have a faulty disk, or the controller on the motherboard is faulty (less likely).
You can get an adapter to try the disk in a desktop machine as a slave.
 

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Hello, I want to format my internal drive that is now an external HD = How do we do that ? Knowing that it was an internal HD = with The Hard drive / The Recovery HD / And system Drv :/ ThaNks for the help













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Answer:Convert an Internal Drive to External Drive = How to fornat the Lenovo Style

which os are you running? 

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Hi all!To begin with,sorry for my bad English!I've just reinstalled win7 on my Y570 an I have some problems with installing rapid drive. I've followed this instruction http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/au/en/HintsandTips/hints_show_12870415982811.html but after installing rapid drive I still have some unallocted space(all drives and unallocated space on Disk 0 in manager). How can I solve this proplem? 

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Hello Everyone,I've bought an IdeaPad U310 Intel® CoreTM i7 with a 24 GB SSD + 500 GB HDD and Windows 8 recently. After a few couple of days I've decided to install windows 7 professional on HDD. I am facing an issue on SSD, I can not activate it. The question is how can I turn it on? I am wondering how to get my SSD and Rapid Drive working again.Thank you in advance!













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Answer:HELP! SSD and Rapid Drive on Lenovo U310

hi Sergio01,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
So now the system runs on Windows 7 right?
 
 
This Guide will surely help you,
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT074404
 
Since you  just install the OS, i think you will be getting the error 

"'eccmd.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."
(This means that ExpressCache is not installed. Refer to the Solution section of this document.)
 

Try installing this Software and follow the solution part on the guide.
 
Best Regards
Solid Cruver
 





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I recently formatted my c drive and now i am reinstalling all the software. I keep all the setups of software in my external hard drive. For installing the software I coy the setup folder of the required software on my laptop, then install it.

Is straightaway installing the software by accessing the external hard drive okay? Does it make any difference in the installation time or any reduction in life of hard disk performance.

Or should I always install through my laptop hard drive?

I am running windows 8.1 pro

Answer:installation software from external hard drive or internal hard drive

Your method is as good as any. If it works, keep doing it.

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I have a 250g Western Digital internal hard drive (L:/) which is only used for a genealogy program. After having a "could not open" problem with the genealogy program, I decided to reformat this same internal hard drive. A few minutes into the disk reformatting our electrical power failed and there was no back up power supply. The hard drive still appears under "My Computer" and asks me if I want to reformat the drive. I click "yes" and it starts formatting but never finishes. I'm running Vista Premium and a Western Digital Internal SATA Hard Drive. Any help fixing the problem will be greatly appreciated.  [Saving space - attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Western Digital Internal Hard Drive - Problem

Try running the Data Lifeguard Tools ( Free ) from WD's website and see if they will complete....Choose remove all partitions and then re-create them.NOTE: It needs to be formatted after you create the new partition/s

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Hi there,I got my WB 2.0TB internal hard drive and a Laser dock for it. Everything was fine, but when I got home with it from work today, when I turn it on it has it's usual blue light, but when I place the hard drive into the dock, it flashes a red/purple, and my computer doesn't pick up on it being connected like it did with the blue light. Clearly there is an error but I don't know what it is, what could of gone wrong, or any experience with it. I've searched the net and the forums and had no luck, hence why I've turned to posting a new topic.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanking you in advance,Emmy7

Answer:Hi all! Strange problem regarding my internal hard drive dock...

Welcome to the CH forums Emmy 7, Is it possible you mean WD (western digital) as opposed to WB? Is it also possible that you mean an "external" rather than internal? Could you please supply us with the model number for the device? truenorth

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I am unable to get Rapid Drive to properly install on my system. Please help me understand what I need to do to get it working. Your help is much appreciated. I have tried searching this topic but the document that purportedly contains instructions on fixing the problem (http://78.9.150.202/pub/RapidDrive.pdf) is no longer a live link.  Background: I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y580 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition. I recently experienced a hard drive failure. Both my 32-GB SSD and 750-GB HDD were replaced with new drives. A computer repair place installed the drives for me and also installed Windows 7 for me. The OS is installed on the SSD. However, none of the Lenovo features like Rapid Drive, One Key Recovery, and so forth were put back on the system.  The SSD (C: drive) and HDD (D: drive) currently are separate (screenshot below).   I have downloaded the Rapid Drive files from Lenovo's site (http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/3448) and they are installed in the Drivers folder of my C: drive as they are supposed to be. When I run setup, the wizard tells me it completes successfully, and yet there appear to be no changes to the hard drives. The screenshot above was taken after I had run Rapid Drive installation. When I view my hard drives in Windows Explorer, I still see separate C: and D: drives as before.  What should I do to get Rapid Drive to function on my computer? Thank you for your help. ... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 using since 2010 suddenly I saw this error message "internal hard disk drive not found,to resolve this issue try to reseat the drive" when I turned it ON. Then I tested with other HDD drive from other laptop and it booted fine. Then realized that HDD was down brought a new samsung SSD 120GB drive and installed on my laptop and trying to install the Windows 7 from a CD still seeing the same error when turned ON.
Please help with this issue.
Thanks in Advance
ROHIT

Answer:internal hard disk drive not found,to resolve this issue try to reseat the drive.............Please help

Thanks guys!!!!!
My bad after I installed the SSD the CD that was in the DVD Drive was the Applications/Driver CD instead of Windows 7 disk. I just realized  and installed the Win7 on my new hard disk my laptop is back to normal. Thank God! I saved 500 to get the new laptop.

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I have a new E525 that I am trying to use with some external eSATA storage. If I boot the system with the eSATA drive attached, the internal HDD is not found and the system will not boot. I get "Fixed Disk: External Disk 0" on the diagnostic splash screen.If I boot with the eSATA drive turned off, and turn it on once the OS has booted, all is well and both internal and external drives are found.Any ideas? I have looked for a BIOS update but have not been able to find one. I've also been through most of the BIOS settings but can't see anything that looks relevant.

Answer:E525 internal hard drive not detected by BIOS when eSATA drive attached

It appears that this has something to do with the hard drive ordering. When the machine is switched on with the eSATA drive attached, eSATA becomes SATA HDD0 (presumably the internal drive becomes SATA HDD1).The only option to boot from SATA drives on the boot order menu in the BIOS is SATA HDD0, so it never tries to boot from HDD1 (now the internal drive).I can see this is useful if you WANT to boot from the eSATA, but I don't........

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I have an M90Z (non-touch) and love it.  Does anyone know if it would be possible to replace the Western Digital 320GB drive with a solid state drive? The system is great, but I do work with some pretty large database files and access time is much more important than storage capacity.  I could get by with a much smaller drive than the 320. Thanks.

Answer:M90Z..Replacing the internal drive with a solid state hard drive?

I assume it is possible.   According to the spec sheet, Lenovo offers the M90z with a SSD "For special bid only". http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/pdf/desktops/ThinkCentre/M-Series%20all-in-ones/WW%20Thi...   I love mine too.    What processor did you get? What do you use it for?  I hope you got the stand. It is so much better with it.  Here is some information I posted about the volume. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-and-M-Series-ThinkCentre/M90z-tip-Speaker-sound-volume/m-p/381735 If you add the SSD, come back to this thread and let us know what the performance is like.





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I have a 2TB Western Digital My Book Essentials, it's filled with tons of old photos, movies, docs, games, and I'm scared to think of what else. The SATA to USB connector broke on it, so I took the drive apart and put it inside my computer. I opened up device manager because it wasn't showing up automatically and the 2TB is showing up as unallocated, I'm freaking out now because I'm scared the data was somehow deleted.

What do I do?

edit: I realize also this isn't directly related to Windows 8 (besides the fact it's the OS I'm on), but I don't know where else to post it. I'd also like to say that I had a really deep feeling the drive was going to break continually for about two weeks before it happened, so if you have a similar feeling about something, don't ignore it!

Answer:External hard drive shell broke, salvaged internal drive

As long as your hard disk is still spinning & recognized by Windows, the data in your hard disk is still there, just the File Allocation Table got corrupted, You'll have a good chance to recover your data. What you need is a data recovery program, I use this program in the past:

Data Recovery Software Products - Runtime Software Products

In the mean time, leave this hard disk alone, do not initialize or format it when Windows offers to do so.

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

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

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

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Hello guys, I have a T400 Lenovo (2008 model). I would like to have a new HD for my laptop and I found this offer at Dell Canada: 750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Memory/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=A59...  I would like to know if I can use this internal drive (750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive) at my laptop.   Thank you very much for your time and understanding.Have a nice Day! 













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Answer:750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive

There isn't a simple answer. This drive has 4K sectors, (advanced format) so the answer (yes/no) depends on what operating system and service packs you are running and how you intend to load your OS/data to the new drive

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I have Vista Home Premium with two 320 GB internal hard drives © & (E). I am trying to put Vista on drive E and upgrade to Windows 7 on drive C.
I had successfully cloned the drive C of Vista onto an external hard drive and copied it to drive E (the second internal hard drive). When I copied the cloned copy of Vista to drive E, the system changed the drive letter to L. Everything was working fine and I could boot into either C or L.
In a fit of neatness I guess, I decided that I would like to have the newly labeled drive L designated as drive E again and changed it to drive E in "Disk Management" while I was booted into drive C.
Now I am unable to boot into the second internal drive. I just get a blank screen. I can get "Task Manager" but nothing else, not even the "Start" icon.
I booted back into C and changed the drive back to L, but that didn't work either.
I tried to boot the second internal drive in Safe Mode, but just got a blank screen, without the start icon.
I tried restoring to a previous date, but that wouldn't work and it only restores C anyway.
When I'm booted in drive C, it shows the second internal drive L and shows all the files and programs that should be on drive L.
How do I get the drive restored so I can boot into it?
Thanks to anyone that can help.

Answer:can't boot to second internal hard drive after changing drive letter

I don't know if this helps, but is drive L still marked as an "active" partition in disk management?  When you right click the partition the option should be there to do so if it is not marked as such. 

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Why do files moved to an external drive not behave the same as those same files in an internal drive? I noticed that if I do anything to a file that is in an external drive, that file can not be saved under the same name (read only). In order to do so one must save it internally and then copy or move it to the external drive.

So I did just that--I copied a file from taken from an external drive, saved it in the internal one and then copied it back to the external one. Now if I r-click the propeerties of these 2 same files and then go to the 'Security' tab a difference is immediately apparent: The internal one has -1- System & -2 My-computername (user-PC\user and -3- Administrators (user-PC\Administrators) with all 3 accounts allowing all (full control, read, write, etc..). While the external drive has in Properties; -1- System -2- Administrators (user-PC\Administrators) and -3- Users (user-PC\Userrs) with this final 3d one (and different one) with no Allow for "full control, or modify or write.

So how does one have all its files in this external drive behave and be equal to all the same files in the internal drive?

Since -3- Users (user-PC\Userrs) in the external drive is that which is differnt from the internal drive I was wondering if it is OK to delete this Permission or 'attribute' or whatever it is called and create instead one equal to the one in the internal drive -3- Administrators (user-PC\Administrators)? ANd of course doing so in one... Read more

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Why do files moved to an external drive not behave the same as those same files in an internal drive? I noticed that if I do anything to a file that is in an external drive, that file can not be saved under the same name (read only). In order to do so one must save it internally and then copy or move it to the external drive.

So I did just that--I copied a file from taken from an external drive, saved it in the internal one and then copied it back to the external one. Now if I r-click the propeerties of these 2 same files and then go to the 'Security' tab a difference is immediately apparent: The internal one has -1- System & -2 My-computername (user-PC\user and -3- Administrators (user-PC\Administrators) with all 3 accounts allowing all (full control, read, write, etc..). While the external drive has in Properties; -1- System -2- Administrators (user-PC\Administrators) and -3- Users (user-PC\Userrs) with this final 3d one (and different one) with no Allow for "full control, or modify or write.

So how does one have all its files in this external drive behave and be equal to all the same files in the internal drive?

Since -3- Users (user-PC\Userrs) in the external drive is that which is differnt from the internal drive I was wondering if it is OK to delete this Permission or 'attribute' or whatever it is called and create instead one equal to the one in the internal drive -3- Administrators (user-PC\Administrators)? ANd of course doing so in one go and not f... Read more

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I have an internal hard disk not in use ,and I would like to make it as external disk !
I looked on the net and I found I should have the " encelsure " butt I think I wont find it here in my city .
So is there another way ? like usb -esata cable ?

Answer:how to make your internal hard drive into and external hard drive ?

Firstly, where are you based (Which country)? I would get the part of the internet, I trust we are talking about a 3.5" drive? Do you have an esata port on your pc? I would get something similar to this, I think: Play.com - Buy CiT 35M17SEF 3.5 inch SATA / USB / Firewire / eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure online at Play.com and read reviews. Free delivery to UK and Europe!

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I have an HP dv6810us. its 7200 rpm and only has 160 gigabytes of space. I just bought a Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB external hard drive, at 7200 rpm; model: WDBAAF0020HBK-NESN. I have put ALL my movies, documents, music, pictures, and everything other than my programs and stuff that came with my computer. I only have 20 gigabytes left on my computer i was wondering how i could somehow turn my external hard drive into my internal hard drive....and how. any websites of videos that could lead me to the right place would be very helpful. i have used 140 gigs of space on my computer mostly due to the sims 3 and programs. please help!

Answer:Making an external hard drive your internal hard drive

Hang on, so if I understand you correctly you've got a 160Gb drive installed in your laptop and it's only got 20Gb free space left. So now you want to put the 2TB drive into the laptop? Sorry, but that won't work. You'll need to buy another 2.5" drive.Is the drive inside your laptop SATA or IDE?

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I am unsure about what happens after you convert your internal hard drive to an external hard drive... Let's say the internal HDD was your only laptop HDD and you replaced it with a SSD. If you convert your old internal HDD to an external HDD, what would happen when you open it up on your newly installed OS (on the SSD)?

I am trying to download a new OS but us my old internal HDD as an external drive just to access specific files. However, I don't want any other data/programs/settings/etc. downloaded onto my new SSD. Do I need to delete my old OS when I convert my old internal HDD into an external HDD or does the OS simply get "reduced" to a bunch of files that I will see on my newly installed OS?

If anyone is able to clarify these questions that would be fantastic!
 

Answer:What happens after you convert your internal hard drive to an external hard drive?

does the OS simply get "reduced" to a bunch of files that I will see on my newly installed OS?Click to expand...

Yes
it will just be seen as a data drive and you would need to goto the directory for your data
it wont run as an OS at all
 

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Hi, for nearly a year now I've been using a Buffalo 500GB external hard drive.
Just yesterday though, after unplugging it from my PC, using it on another Windows 7 machine and then attempting to reconnect it the my PC, it began to show up on My Computer as a Local Disk rather than an external. In addition, when I try to access it, it gives me this message: E:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. My question is, is there any way to return the drive to it's original state or recover the data inside? The data is of extreme importance.
Thanks for any help.
 

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I earlier posted about the Aspire AST690-UP925A having 250GB hard drive. I since then contacted Aspire chat support. Apparently, not being tech savy we didn't realize 250 gb hard drive only 112 c drive is able to be used, the d data drive holds the programs to run the computer.

I didn't mean can I use the external hard drive internally. I meant, if I hook it up externally would it work in place of the internal hard drive that is nearly full except for around 10 GB?

So, unfortunately the computer isn't as big as you believe. But...I wanted to know if I purchase (I was looking at western digital elements 2TB external hard drive). Can we use it for this computer. It will not run itunes or anything like that, but we can obviously go online.

My brother wants to buy a new computer, but I know that is probably not the way to go. Should we get an internal hard drive installed and other memory or something or can we use the external hard drive?

I would appreciate any informed help on this since we do not no technical info on computers. Can't really afford to buy another computer right now.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Can external hard drive be used for full internal hard drive?

If you want to take out the drive from external hard drive case and install it in your desktop/laptop, then usually you can. Usually external hard drives are just ordinary hard drives accompanied by some extra controller to make it able to "talk" via general ports (e.g. USB). However I am not familiar with digital elements 2TB , so I can not confirm it. But I do have WD external drive, which I had positively confirm that its real drive is just ordinary hard drive.

Note that if you decide to do this, I suggest to find experience people to work on extracting the drive. If you do it yourself you will risk to damage it, and you don't want that since usually opening the closure means voiding the warranty.
 

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I had been using my Hitachi 320g external HD for 2yrs.It had not problem until yesterday I transfering some files from my Drive C to Hitachi HD when the computer hang.I unpluged the external HD and restart PC.When I pluged in the external HD again it was recognised as interrnal HD.I've problem accessing the files.The PC detected it was FAT32 since my system was NTFS and asked me to reformat my external HD.I tried connect to other PC but no different.
 

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Hi guys,

I'm new on any sort of forums so go easy if it's a stupid question..but here goes.

Me and my brother built me a new computer from scratch (he did the building - i did the watching).

To cut a long story short - I purchased an internal hard drive from Overclockers UK. It's a Samsung 1TB drive. I also have a 64 Solid-state drive in there as my primary hard drive that Windows was installed on and a couple of programs are installed on. My storage disk (the 1TB disk) is for all my music/films etc. Whenever I drag and drop a file into the Samsung hard-drive - it copies it rather than moves it instantly.

When I had a laptop, I had 3 external hard drives and this is the way it copied files onto them.

Does anyone know how I can get the internal drive to stop acting like an external drive?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Internal Hard Drive acting like an External Hard Drive

This is the way it works. I have an 80GB SSD and an internal HDD and the same happens if the file/folder is large enough. If you just copy a few MBs, you will not see the window with the green stripe running. But if e.g. you copy 500MBs, you will see it. It physically moves the data. That is different if you copy on the same volume from one folder to another. Then it only makes an entry in the MFT.

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I'm having issues with my DVD-Writer Drive. Everytime I try to play DVDs & CDs, the drive light flashes for a while, then makes a strange whirring sound then just stops. I have tried more than one DVD. I'm running Linux Mint 17. 

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I have a hotswap caddy in my Vista Dell PC and need a new hard drive to use in it.
So far I have only used 1 TB drives with it.
Is the physical size of a 3Tb drive the same as 1Tb or Tb drives, and will it go into the caddy?
Will a Dell XPS 435MT (i7 920)with Bios 1.1.2 running 64bit Vista SP2 OS be OK with a 3TB drive?
sorry, I can't find how old the PC is : maybe 3 years?
Thank you!.
JA

Answer:3TB internal hard drive in a hot swap drive caddy?

Yes it is and yes they will.

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I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre K210 desktop. My hard drive ran out of room and now will not boot. I tired using 'safe mode' to delete some old files and I did recover some extra hard drive space but it still will not boot. (The .exe file that starts the OS appears to be hidden in a special 'Lenovo created partition and I am unable to find it in safe mode.)

I hooked my hard drive to another computer (using a USB device) to recover my data files but all of my data files are missing my latest saves? I seems that Lenovo creates a special type of file or partition called 'dynamic buffer.' I can only assume that my most recent saves are located there and are placed on 'C drive' when I 'release the dynamic buffer' (of course did not happen when the hard drive became full.)

Lenovo web site has a 'recovery' program but (if I understand correctly) it reformats the hard drive and reinstalls the OS. If this is true, all my data would be losted.

My best solution would be to be able to 'boot up' from my hard drive. I tried the OS cd to repair the boot problem but apparently it does not know where the special .exe file is and nothing is fixed.

The second best solution would be to find a software program that can extract my data from my hard drive. Anyone know of one?
 

Answer:Need to recover data files from Lenovo hard drive

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i HAD FORGOTEN THE WINDOWS PASSWORD and formated the hd from the blue button goig to install Linux soon so what the hell clean it up been a few years since I had used this brain box anyway start anew well didn't do any prior copies no back up now im stuck with out that hd option any good ideas i have copied pc doc master boot and some patch works thru this forum but noting seems to work booting sequence @ #1,cd #2ubs & hd last it had window 2000 in it... How can I get bios fixed??? any ideas out there???

Answer:r-50 1830 MISSING FOLDER (hard drive direct memory) +(internal network device)+(internal erthnet )

I read your message 3 times but still didnt get what are you trying to say.

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I'm losing hard drive space, several gigs in an afternoon, while sitting still.

I have a 70gb HD on an Acer Laptop running Vista Home 32bit. I've been having problems for a week or two, but today I deleted quite a bit and moved some other stuff to an external drive. This freed about 10gb, which is now down to 2.5, 4 hours later.

Currently running malwarebytes, and Auslogics Disk Defrag. Already ran cccleaner, and online virus scan from Trend Micro. My normal virus program is Comodo, and it runs regularly (and manually today).

I did the Disk Clean and deleted the old system restore files.

Help please, I'm pulling my hair out!!

Answer:Losing Hard Drive Space at a rapid pace

Welcome
Read and understand this
How to Fix Shrinking Disk Space in Vista ? My Digital Life
Then we can talk (or at least type)

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I had  a virus on my toshiba laptop L305-S5877.  So I reloaded the OS, and everything seemed to be going well, until the desktop showed after the install was completed.  I noticed that in my task bar, there was that icon that you normally get when you plug in a usb device.  And I clicked on it to find out that the device that was listed was my internal hard drive.  Why is it doing this and how do I fix it?    Also I noticed that when I plug in an external hard drive or anything into a usb port, it is not recognized and I dont hear the familiar sound or see the device as being plugged in.  Whats going on

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I had  a virus on my toshiba laptop L305-S5877.  So I reloaded the OS, and everything seemed to be going well, until the desktop showed after the install was completed.  I noticed that in my task bar, there was that icon that you normally get when you plug in a usb device.  And I clicked on it to find out that the device that was listed was my internal hard drive.  Why is it doing this and how do I fix it? 
 
Also I noticed that when I plug in an external hard drive or anything into a usb port, it is not recognized and I dont hear the familiar sound or see the device as being plugged in.  Whats going on
 

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I have a kaser 500GB external hard drive, i belive the enclosure is messed up because the transfer speed is only usb 1.1 speed and i've tried everything possable to change it. I was wondering if i could remove the case and just use the IDE drive as an internal drive? I want to try this first and if its not possible than i'll buy an enclosure.
 

Answer:External hard drive to internal IDE drive

Go ahead and do this... Make sure you pay attention to master/slave settings if IDE or the SATA connections if the drive is Serial ATA
 

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i recently bought a 240 Gb external hard drive which when connected to window 7 32 bit installed on my machine show as an internal drive than an external drive. Since it recognize it as internal drive there is no option to safely remove it thus i have to shutdown the system every time when i want to remove it in order to save it from possible crash.
Any solutions?
Thanks in advance !

Answer:Hard drive recognise as a internal drive.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by buntypat


i recently bought a 240 Gb external hard drive which when connected to window 7 32 bit installed on my machine show as an internal drive than an external drive. Since it recognize it as internal drive there is no option to safely remove it thus i have to shutdown the system every time when i want to remove it in order to save it from possible crash.
Any solutions?
Thanks in advance !



Hi and welcome

How ae you connecting it? USB? is there a driver that needs to be installed?
Ken J+

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My brother bought a new internal 500GB hard drive a few months ago and saved all of our family photos to it. Well a few days ago he noticed it would not show up as a hard drive in 'My Computer'. If we go to 'Disk Management' the 500GB hard drive shows up without a drive letter and is marked as a Recovery Partition. Does this mean we lost all of our family photos that were on the hard drive?

If you need more information feel free to ask. I'll attach a photo of what i mean.

Answer:Internal Hard Drive does not have a drive letter but used to.

Welcome to Seven Forums BinaryMadman

The 500GB drive should not be listed as drive 0. shut down the system and swap the motherboard connectors on each drive. Let us know how that effects things for you. Go back to Disk Management, right click the drive in the bottom pane, Assign Drive leter (any will do).

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

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I'm thinking of buying an IdeaPad Y560(0646-2EU), it has such amazing spec for it's price, however the 5400rpm hard drive would bottleneck the performance on this machine greatly. I wanted to buy a 7200rpm (or faster) drive to replace it with, however I'm uncertain how I'd reinstall the OS after replacing it? From the other posts I've read searching for an answer to this, it seems that the OS is installed on a (non-lettered) service partition, with the OS recovery on it that only boots when you kit a certain key while it's powered off. Also, will i be able to clone the recovery partition to the new drive?













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Answer:Installing new Hard Drive on IdeaPad Y560

Both Seagate and Western Digital now have aversion of Acronis True Image available on their websites. With this you can clone the entire HD to a new one, plus create disk images.For a HD other that those brands, various cloning/imaging software is available.Also create the Lenovo recovery disks. They can put a default factory install on a new HD, minus the recovery partition.

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Hi,Lenovo X61 LaptopWindows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 (Vista)My computer has been BSODing regularly for the last couple months. I called Lenovo last month and they diagnosed it as needing a hard drive replacement. I think the hard drive finally crashed on me today. I want to find out if I can rescue any files off of my hard drive before I send it to Lenovo for a new hard drive.Problem description: When I try to boot up the computer, it only gives me two options: run Lenovo Rescue and Recovery, or Start Windows Normally. When I try to Start Windows Normally, it BSODs and fails to boot every single time (I have tried many times) with the error code 0x000024, give or take a few 0s. I also cannot boot through Lenovo Rescue and Recovery. RnR loads, but then it asks me to select my operating system from a list/menu and none shows up. I have no choice but to cancel RnR and Start Windows Normally...which then fails and gives me a BSOD.I can send in the laptop to Lenovo right now and have them replace the hard drive. However, that would involve losing all my data. Is there a way for me to rescue some files from my hard drive before I send it in and they wipe my hard drive?Note: this laptop has no CD drive and I do not possess an external CD drive. I do not possess any Windows disks of any sort. If necessary, I can access several other Windows computers that do have CD drives.Thanks for any help you can offer.

Answer:Can't Boot Up Lenovo Laptop, Damaged Hard Drive, Help Rescuing Files?

If you are going to send the drive to Lenovo anyway...why not ask them if they can transfer data files, etc...in the process of installing the new hard drive?

Louis

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I am trying to upgrade my hard drive and clone the old one to it in my X201. I have been told that I need to first replace the old hard drive with the new one, then boot off the old one via USB. I can then clone the old one to the new one. When inside the system, my hard drive boots just fine. However, when I hook up the hard drive externally and boot from it, it gets to the Windows logo then blue screens very quickly and reboots. Your suggestions are much appreciated.

Answer:When internal, hard drive will boot just fine. When USB, hard drive will not boot (blue screen)

I had the same issue when upgraded HDD to SSD in my x220. I think it's Lenovo hidden partittion related behavior (System_DRV in my case). And MBR of course. Just swap the drives and clone the old HDD to the new one.

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XPS 8100 - update Intel Rapid Storage Technology for new hard drive?I'm running Win7 Home Premium 64-bit with the original Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers version 9.5.0.1037 dated 10/2/2009. I just replaced the original 1TB WD hard drive with a new 1TB WD Black Performance hard drive after Windows started telling me the original hard drive was failing.Is it OK to stay with the old Intel RST drivers or should I update to newer ones?If newer ones does it matter that I also have a second hard drive that is several years old?Thanks!

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Hardware:
XPS 2720
2 TB HD
32 GB mSATA SSD

Software:
Windows 8.1

Issue:
Machine had Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) installed out of the box.  Cached acceleration was functioning normally.
HD suffered catastrophic failure and was replaced under warranty.  Dell support contractor installed a new HD, gave me a Windows 8 re-installation USB key, started the new install and hit the road.  After installing OS and updating windows (nothing like 160+ updates), I re-installed IRST (most current version from Dell for my Tag).
In IRST, there is no option to accelerate.  Both drives are visible in IRST, but the SSD has no volume assigned and does not appear in Explorer.  After reading forums, I was concerned that the prior cache may have left something on the mSATA drive.  Used Diskpart to clean the drive.  No change in IRST.  Applied a master boot record to the mSATA drive, but left it unallocated.  No change in IRST.
Checked BIOS (updated to latest version, A07).  BIOS was set to RAID.
Called Dell Tech Support.   A rep tried for about an hour to get it running (all sorts of BIOS checks, IRST uninstalls and reinstalls, basically a lot of what I tried).  He decided to send out a new mother board.
New mother board installed by field tech.  Fired up the computer.  IRST still doesn't show an accelerate option.  I tried shrinking the main HD OS partition, as some suggest.  No success.  I tr... Read more

Answer:XPS 2720: After new hard drive cannot get Intel Rapid Storage Technology working again

The BIOS SATA operation should not be set to RAID. It should be set to Intel Smart Response Technology. The Intel Rapid Storage Technology won't be able to accelerate unless this SATA operation is selected. Likely your previous motherboard was fine.
You will need to reinstall Windows after altering the SATA operation within the Dell BIOS setup. See page 366 of my Windows Reinstallation Guide:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/
You can also set the SATA operation to AHCI and replace the mSATA cache drive with a 128 GB or superior Samsung 840 Evo:
http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/uk/html/about/SSD840EVO.html
The price of these being far more economic then it was a year ago. In such a configuration you should install Windows directly on the SSD and this will lead to the best performance.
The 30 GB cache drive was an intermediate between OS installation on the HDD and OS installation on the SSD because high capacity SSDs were too expensive.
Note in either case when you change the SATA operation the system will not boot and you will need to clean install Windows again.

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So my 1 TB internal hard drive has less than 30 GB of space and I want to upgrade to a 2 TB internal so I can hold more of my games on it. How would I be able to transfer every single thing from the 1 TB to the 2 TB?

Answer:Help Upgrading 1 TB Internal to 2 TB Internal Hard Drive

Assuming this is for a desktop, you would plug in the new HDD into the sata port on your motherboard, amd make sure it is getting power from the PSU, and win7 should recognize it and mount it. You then make sure its has the NTFS file system and you can drag and drop from one drive to the other. Or use a program to copy over files like teracopy. I use teracopy because it keeps exact listing of what is being copied and exact info about size. Now as far as transferring games, I may be wrong but I think you would have to reinstall the game into the larger drive if you wanted to make use of the 2tb drive. I am not a big gamer so take my game advice with a bit of salt, I am simply trying my best to help you out

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My Lenovo 900 was literally cratered in an accident but the hard drive was undamaged. Some of the data was backed up but there are some files that weren't or had not been updated. What is the best option to extract / convert / save / or even just read and select specific files to save from the hard drive.The hard drive is a Hynix 256GB - HFS256G39MND-3310A. Neither my local Geek Squad or Fry's Electronics have or carry the adapter that would fit this hard drive. A technician told me I needed an M.2 SATA drive adapter. But they had two different models and neither worked so I am trying to figure out what specific function or key I am looking for to make sure I purchase one compatible with my drive. I doubt it is relevant but I replaced the laptop with a Lenovo Yoga 720. I have no desire to switch out the hard drive though. I just want to read the old ones and select and save the files I want to keep. Whether that is by reading the actual hard drive or converting and saving its data to another source.













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Answer:Salvaged hard drive from destroyed Lenovo 900 - what is best option to access / transfer files

I have bought USB adapters on eBay and used them.  I believe you need one that says it is for B+M key.  Here is an example:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-to-M-2-NGFF-PCI-E-SSD-Converter-Adapter-Enclosure-Case-B-M-B-M-Key-H...
 
I know nothing about that seller so this is an example, not a recommendation.

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Hi guys, my Lenovo G460 is damaged and no longer launches Windows 7 (64 bit). I recovered all the data, but need to find a recovery DVD if I want to fix the issue and start using the laptop again. Does anyone know where I can find a recovery DVD for this model? Thanks you

Answer:Lenovo G460 - Hard Drive Issue (Hard Drive Recovery DVD)

 
Are you sure it's the OS and not the hard drive?  You might want to run a linux live cd and run a hard drive diagnostic tool on the hard drive.
 
If the hard drive checks out ok, you can make a call to service and get a set of restore discs.
 
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Hey guys, I was working with my grandfathers computer. The computer would not boot, it kept getting the BSOD with "Unmountable Boot Volume" At the top. Annoyed, I decided I was going to just back up whatever files were on it (Just his favorites, he has absolutely no documents or anything else)..by plugging his HD into my home PC as a slave and copying them to my flashdrive. Then I would reinstall XP Home on his Desktop, and use the flashdrive to put back his files...Sounds easy enough right? NO!!!!.....Problem is, his user account on the computer (Ralph), was Password Protected so now when I try to access any of his files (using Windows 7) I get a message saying Access Is Denied. How do I get around this. It is not possible to boot his old computer to take off the password. Are his files recoverable?
Thanks for any help!

Answer:Recovering hard drive files from unbootable, password protected hard drive?

You don't have to do all that to overcome an unmountable boot volume error...try running chkdsk /r command on the drive.

Start/Run...type chkdsk X: /r (where X is the drive letter assigned by XP and with spaces between k and X: and X: and /) and then hit Enter.

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Pretty new to this but would like to use an old hard drive i salvaged from an old laptop as a 2nd storage device on gaming pc connected internally. How do i go about erasing all data off this old drive and having it ready as a fresh drive so i can continue booting from my main drive?

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My computer (dell xps 8300) recently froze and upon restarting it it marked one of my RAID 0 hard drives as having an error. Surprisingly my computer still works same as always and after some investigating i traced the freezing to vuze trying to verify a file after it had already down. I deleted the files causing the freezing and have not encountered anymore freezing issues yet. But i'm still very concerned, so i ran a check disk, which quickly says the drive is clean and i've also run the dell support center HD tests (Long & Short) several time and they always say the drives are working fine. Today i ran a another windows checkdisk which took alot longer but seem to come up clean. But when the computer restarted afterwards the disk was again marked as having an error . So i ran the dell support center short and long hard drive tests yet again and its still saying everything is working properly. I then decided to try running some other hard drive diagnostics namely seagate seatools and Western Digital lifeguard. The drive passed the Seatool's tests, but almost immediately failed the WD Lifeguard tests giving the error that there are too many bad sectors. Any advice on how to proceed would be much appreciated!
 

Answer:Is my Dell XPS 8300 hard drive failing? Intel Rapid Storage detects error.

Forlorn112 what version of IRSM (Intel Rapid Storage Manager) are you using first of all? If it's an older version like 8 or 9 they are known to throw drives in to a failed status, and you may want to update it to IRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology. Depending on what OS your running you my not be able to update to IRST,I know XP only goes to version 8.9.0.1023,but if you have Win 7 you can update to version 12.5.0.1066. This would be the first step that would take with issue, but after the update if the drive is still showing as failed, then yes I would suspect that there would be an issue with it and have it replaced. Seeing that you are running a RAID 0, before the drive goes out completely, I would back your data up on it seeing that with a RAID 0 if one drive craps out the entire array is gone. Unlike a RAID 1 you would be able to throw a replacement drive in to the array and rebuild it.
 

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HI ALLI have lenovo thinkpad T61P , with hitachi 150 g HD ,the problem appeared before 2 days , when my hard drive soing to be busya noise sound like " TIK TIK TIK TIK TIK " HEARED AND THEN THE  computer goes to freezing and reboot sometimes , its really ditrubed me , and sometimes a blue dump screen appeared ,im really affear for my laptop , and like to hear from u .plz plz plz help me  I have Windows 7 , 2 G ram ddr2 , 150 HITACHI harddrive , core2duo CPU HELP ME PLZ

Answer:Problem with my hard drive on lenovo T61P :(

Download HDtune http://www.hdtune.com/hdtune_255.exe and do full surface test. I think that there are bad sectors on your disk...

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- right now the laptop wont start up at all it just gets stuck on the lenovo boot screen/ restarts itself- laptop is trying to do something and feel hot- i have reinstalled using lenovo one key recovery twice, 1st time finished in an hr or so, 2nd time took about 25 hrs- system recovery using the NOVO key doesnt work- i only backed up my personal files, it was mostly smooth (~20MB/s) but there were random files that went really slow/stuttered (~0 to maybe 100 kB/s)- opened up the whole thing, tried clean/replug hard drive does this mean i need a new hard drive? if so, how do i go about installing windows on the new one because laptop wont start so i cant backup windows files for the registration key? thanks  













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Answer:Lenovo ideapad z500 hard drive problem?

Sure looks like the hard drive is failing, and needs to be replaced.     If it is under warranty, I would have it fixed under warranty.     If not, Lenovo support should be able to send you recovery media to reinstall Windows (WIndows 8?), and I believe on that model the Windows Product ID is stored in the BIOS, so the Windows product ID key will be applied automatically when you reinstall. Good Luck  http://www.lenovo.com/contact/uk/en/  Lenovo Support - United Kingdom0333-777-3991 (National Rate)9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday  

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I just bought a new Lenovo G530 laptop. It comes with a 160GB HDD. I have a large music collection on my desktop PC(60GB) in iTunes. I made backup dvd's on the desktop PC and started to recover them on my new laptop. I got about half way done and got a message that i ran out of memory on the sw_preload(c drive). I looked at the C drive and it shows i have over 50% free space left? What is the problem here? I have searched on this website and google about this problem and have not found anything.
Thanks,
Zach
 

Answer:Problem with hard drive space missing on new lenovo

Well, first of all how big are these DVDs?
(Sorry to ask such a basic question.. but you never know..)
 

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I just bought a new Lenovo G530 laptop. It comes with a 160GB HDD. I have a large music collection on my desktop PC(60GB) in iTunes. I made backup dvd's on the desktop PC and started to recover them on my new laptop. I got about half way done and got a message that i ran out of memory on the sw_preload(c drive). I looked at the C drive and it shows i have over 50% free space left? What is the problem here? I have searched on this website and google about this problem and have not found anything.


Thanks,
Zach

Answer:Problem with hard drive space missing on new lenovo

Considering its music files this might not be the case but I found this out the hard way and figured I would share it. If your hard drive is formatted in FAT 32 and any of the files you are trying to transfer to that hard drive are over 4GB you will receive a message stating there isn't enough storage space. Hope that helps.

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

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

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

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I have a 1TB external hard drive and my Yoga won't detect it. The same port detects my cell phone, and other storage devices.  I'm not technologically savvy, so if anyone has an idea of how to get it to boot again, and can give me step by step instructions, that would be great.I can't find a tech support phone number anywhere.  Thankyou

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Just got a new machine and the primary drive is an SATA drive... but I still want to get old files of my old hard drives by hooking them up the the ide connections. Unfortunately, for one drive when I put it in the machine it gives me a missing hal.dll error and when I put the other drive in it gives me a ntrdl missing error... is there any way I can force the machine to boot to my SATA drive when the IDE drive is in there? I suspect it is trying to boot to the old drives when I install them...

Thank for the help in advance.
 

Answer:Problem: Getting files off IDE hard drive

You are probably correct on what it is trying to do. Is there a Boot Order in the Bios?
 

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I am having an issue with my Lenovo H430 desktop with the hard drive in it, The issue is that the hard drive is real slow in it when I have windows installed under Uefi mode,  but when the computer is in standard bios mode the computer works fine. The only thing that i know is that hard drives can have issues under UEFI which is caused by the hard drive not being aligned correctly, But i don't know how to check if the alignment is correct on the hard drive or not, and if the alignment isn't right , figuring what alignment is needed for the hard drive, and how to make sure it will format to that alignment. Also I think it could be alignment issue since if i try to benchmark it , it doesn't work, it says it can't finish certain tests like 4K test and other tests as well. I was also told to try to see if the computer has a bios update for it, but the bios update will not work on my model, I have tried installing it throughn DOS, windows 32 bit and even 64 bit, it says its not the right bios update for my model, and it shows up as a bios update for my model, unless the bios update only works for certain h430 models and mine isn't one of the models for that update. 

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Needing a new hard drive (click.. click! :O) , so browsed around the net for some info. Alot of websites state that I should never buy one on mail order/internet, as sending a small package like a h'drive through the post can easily cause damage to the device. I know where they are coming from, I've worked at Royal Mail! ...and that instead I should always buy from a high street store as they are distributed much safer and more carefully via large capacity lorries etc. Is this just people getting paranoid? The only store close to me is PC World, which sells the same drives at a much higher price. Currently looking at a western digital 320Gig for £100, but is it worth taking the so called risk of sending it through the 'ol post?! lol :) click here

Answer:where should I buy a new hard drive? store or web?

I have bought many hard drives by post. Some from Ebuyer and quite a lot from eBay.All of them have been excellently packaged and none have suffered any damage whatsoever.

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I have two WD hard drives with the OS installed on one and the other is for storage. All this started with a hard shut down when the PC froze and then after the restart Windows wouldn't boot at all. It was stuck at the Windows logo for a very long time. Then I checked in BIOS and I noticed the secondary drive was nowhere to be found.

After letting Windows run the automatic repair on the drive the drive showed up in BIOS and I could access two of the three partitions. The third partition threw me an error saying the disk structure is corrupt and unreadable when I tried to open it. In Disk Management the drive showed up as RAW format and healthy. Then I tried to backup whatever I could from the accessible partitions before everything froze.

I rebooted again and right now none of the partitions are visible in Windows and is not detected in BIOS. But in Disk Management it says the Disk 1 is unknown and has to be initialized and asks to initialize with either MBR or GPT partition styles. I've also tried running chkdsk, used EaseUS Recovery and other third party data recovery tools but none of them detect the drive anymore. The drive is however visible on HD Sentinel and it says there are bad sectors and data must be backed up immediately. Does this mean the drive is completely dead? I have over 700GB of invaluable data on it so I don't want to just give up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Answer:Internal hard drive not detected in BIOS after hard shutdown.

Welcome to the TensForum @BlackIce21

Sorry to hear about drive. I think you drive is dead and even if you were to work around getting it operational again, the strain of moving 700GB will likely be a death blow.

If it were me, and the data was invaluable, I would be checking out a credible Data Recovery outfit. Good luck, no body likes losing data.

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