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Latest hard drive reliability data reveals it may be best to avoid 3TB drives

Question: Latest hard drive reliability data reveals it may be best to avoid 3TB drives

I've said time and time again that solid state drives are the future but the truth of the matter is, traditional spinning disks still have a place inside a modern PC as a storage / backup drive. The question then becomes,...

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

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

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

Answer: Latest hard drive reliability data reveals it may be best to avoid 3TB drives

Well I'm glad I have never bought a Seagate HD. I usually buy Western Digital, except my SSD is Samsung.

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I remember back in the day [Dell] we usually found out which HD's were reliable the hard way.

is there a site somewhere that has an ACCURATE [statistically valid] view of field failure data on popular desktop and/or server hard drives?
I went to the reliability survey section of storagereview.com but don't find it to be valuable because of the methodology. basically I think a lot of people check in there to vent, and once you get into submodels in a family the coherency of the data is not reliable IMHO [if you know better, correct me]

anyway... 60gb or above, i don't care... 7200rpm or above,. I don't care, big buffer or small, I don't care, i just need something that has a fighting chance!

i must say, my humble little Quantum fireball drives keep going and going and going and going... but they are antique at this point

thankx!
z
 

Answer:Hard Drive reliability data? Which HD ???

TBH, anything from Maxtor/Seagate or Western Digital are all ok, I have only had one HD majorly crash with heads hitting platter and that was a Maxtor but their customer service was so good in excahnging I still use Maxtor drives to this day.

I'll agree with you in quantum HDs as I still have one installed in my desktop and I'm had that drive for 5yrs and its still reliable... but whichever maker you buy a drive from they could fail sadly BUT I find its the customer service and returns policy that means a great deal and in that I can recomend Maxtor.
 

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Dear Forum Friends,
I have done a system recovery after a disc cleanup with multiple programs... Too much is never good, I see now. Everything seems back to work properly, except: The reliability history shows no filled-in curve. I got the message that I seemingly just started Windows (I only did system recovery) and that it may take several hours to display properly. After 2 days, I still have nothing. Is this normal?
Someone an answer, please? Hopefully there are no important files gone after a too enthusiastic disk cleanup.
Maybe I should let the pc on for a night or so? Windows may need more time than what they say. Maenwhile the message on the yellow block dissapeared, but the graph is still blank.
Regards,
WaWa
[I hope my English is understandable... My operating system is in Dutch. I may not use the correct MS Win terminology.]
(Windows 7 pro 32 bit | Intel Pentium Dual Core [email protected] | 2.0GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 399MHz)

Answer:Reliability Monitor - No data, reliability history missing after system recovery

Please take a look at these links. I hope you find answers in at least one of them :- Reliability History stops recording? Reliability Monitor stagnant Reliability graph is blank. How to Reset the Windows 7 Reliability Monitor

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Hi All,

My SSD C: drive is 124GB. Unfortunately one of my programs saves huge of data in C;\application data.
over 40GB!!. Is there any way I can do to avoid it? I have to note that the location is not the choice of the user. I use Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thanks for your help

Shaul

Answer:How to avoid saving data in C drive?

What program?

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I'm thinking of getting an external hard drive. How reliable are external hard drives? Do they last years or do a lot of them break within a year? I've heard some people say things like they've had three go out in one year.

I won't be moving mine around. It will pretty much stay in place.

I'm thinking of getting a 300 GB Seagate. Will a good brand like this last?
 

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A Moderator has Moved your thread to our Windows 7 forum as there are some things you need to know in order to

rescue data you probably need and some other stuff you shouldl be aware of..help should arrive soon

My hard drive won't boot, and SMART says it's 'BAD, backup and replace."

I can't replace it now(no money), so I was wondering if there's a way to get Windows 7 completely pulled off the drive from its sectors and transferred to another storage drive WITHOUT the hard drive connected to a motherboard, no BIOS, etc. Just independent of its self, with the jumper/power to start it, can data be physically removed from it without it being connected to a motherboard?

Is there any way something like this can be done?

Because here's what I want to do ...

I want to clear the hard drive and keep its files, the OS, and other files on it, move them to another storage drive, then boot them from, say, a 64GB USB drive, and install them on a new hard drive from there. Will something like this work?

Assuming I boot from the USB with a new, functioning hard drive installed, can I just sort of "move" the OS to the new, empty hard drive to install it there? What are the steps of doing this exactly?

I'm not skilled/experienced in this area at all.
 

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Yoga 2 11 (Lenovo) Serial Number: YB******** Machine Type Model: 80CX59445810
 
Motherboard crashed and I need to get the data off the hard drive.  However, Lenovo apparently uses some proprietary connection that no repair service can connect to.  It does not just plug into normal hard drive interface devices.  How can I get all of my data from this hard drive??
 
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.

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This hard drive is from a T60 laptop - please read below, thanks 1. Working laptop with a working hard drive ( I know this is the case as if you insert the drive into the laptop , power it on, it loads windows xp, you can use the laptop as per normal without any errors / issues etc ) We have an external hard drive kit ( again which I know that works as I use it to connect a multitude of other hard drives via USB to a desktop PC ) and I have another hard drive kit different to the first USB to SATA hard drive recovery kit and it does the same when trying to access the data off of the laptops hard drive If I connect the laptop hard drive to my desktop PC it refuses to show up in my computer yet if you right click my computer --> Manage --> Disk Management The drive shows up in here as un-initialised and if you attempt to initialise the drive it fails stating it has CRC error(s) and it will not assign it a drive letter. Is there a quick way to access the data on the drive ? As far as I am aware the drives are not encrypted as when loading after the POST from bios you do not get any blue / purple progress bars loading, these are Windows XP SP 3 so not using bit locker or anything like that. What do I need to do to get access to the data as quick as possible without doing too many steps or waiting for utils to recover data etc. Also what do Lenovo do to the hard drives that cause this many head aches ??







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Answer:Data Recovery of data from laptop hard drives

This hard drive is from a T60 laptop - please read below, thanks 1. Working laptop with a working hard drive ( I know this is the case as if you insert the drive into the laptop , power it on, it loads windows xp, you can use the laptop as per normal without any errors / issues etc ) We have an external hard drive kit ( again which I know that works as I use it to connect a multitude of other hard drives via USB to a desktop PC ) and I have another hard drive kit different to the first USB to SATA hard drive recovery kit and it does the same when trying to access the data off of the laptops hard drive If I connect the laptop hard drive to my desktop PC it refuses to show up in my computer yet if you right click my computer --> Manage --> Disk Management The drive shows up in here as un-initialised and if you attempt to initialise the drive it fails stating it has CRC error(s) and it will not assign it a drive letter. Is there a quick way to access the data on the drive ? As far as I am aware the drives are not encrypted as when loading after the POST from bios you do not get any blue / purple progress bars loading, these are Windows XP SP 3 so not using bit locker or anything like that. What do I need to do to get access to the data as quick as possible without doing too many steps or waiting for utils to recover data etc. Also what do Lenovo do to the hard drives that cause this many head aches ??

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This hard drive is from a T60 laptop - please read below, thanks 1. Working laptop with a working hard Download drive ( I know this is the case as if you insert the drive into the laptop , power it on, it loads windows xp, you can use the laptop as per normal without any errors / issues etc ) We have an external hard drive kit ( again which I know that works as I use it to connect a multitude of other hard drives via USB to a desktop PC ) and I have another hard drive kit different to the first USB to SATA hard drive recovery kit and it does the same when trying to access the data off of the laptops hard drive If I connect the laptop hard drive to my desktop PC it refuses to show up in my computer yet if you right click my computer --> Manage --> Disk Management The drive shows up in here as un-initialised and if you attempt to initialise the drive it fails stating it has CRC error(s) and it will not assign it a drive letter. Is there a quick way to access the data on the drive ? As far as I am aware the drives are not encrypted as when loading after the POST from bios you do not get any blue / purple progress bars loading, these are Windows XP SP 3 so not using bit locker or anything like that. What do I need to do to get access to the data as quick as possible without doing too many steps or waiting for utils to recover data etc. Also what do Lenovo do to the hard drives that cause this many head aches ??

Answer:Data Recovery of data from laptop hard drives

This hard drive is from a T60 laptop - please read below, thanks 1. Working laptop with a working hard Download drive ( I know this is the case as if you insert the drive into the laptop , power it on, it loads windows xp, you can use the laptop as per normal without any errors / issues etc ) We have an external hard drive kit ( again which I know that works as I use it to connect a multitude of other hard drives via USB to a desktop PC ) and I have another hard drive kit different to the first USB to SATA hard drive recovery kit and it does the same when trying to access the data off of the laptops hard drive If I connect the laptop hard drive to my desktop PC it refuses to show up in my computer yet if you right click my computer --> Manage --> Disk Management The drive shows up in here as un-initialised and if you attempt to initialise the drive it fails stating it has CRC error(s) and it will not assign it a drive letter. Is there a quick way to access the data on the drive ? As far as I am aware the drives are not encrypted as when loading after the POST from bios you do not get any blue / purple progress bars loading, these are Windows XP SP 3 so not using bit locker or anything like that. What do I need to do to get access to the data as quick as possible without doing too many steps or waiting for utils to recover data etc. Also what do Lenovo do to the hard drives that cause this many head aches ??

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1. Working laptop with a working hard drive ( I know this is the case as if you insert the drive into the laptop , power it on, it loads windows xp, you can use the laptop as per normal without any errors / issues etc ) We have an external hard drive kit ( again which I know that works as I use it to connect a multitude of other hard drives via USB to a desktop PC ) and I have another hard drive kit different to the first USB to SATA hard drive recovery kit and it does the same when trying to access the data off of the laptops hard drive If I connect the laptop hard drive to my desktop PC it refuses to show up in my computer yet if you right click my computer --> Manage --> Disk Management The drive shows up in here as un-initialised and if you attempt to initialise the drive it fails stating it has CRC error(s) and it will not assign it a drive letter. Is there a quick way to access the data on the drive ? As far as I am aware the drives are not encrypted as when loading after the POST from bios you do not get any blue / purple progress bars loading, these are Windows XP SP 3 so not using bit locker or anything like that. What do I need to do to get access to the data as quick as possible without doing too many steps or waiting for utils to recover data etc. Also what do Lenovo do to the hard drives that cause this many head aches ??













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Answer:Data Recovery of data from laptop hard drives

Am confused with your external kits part.... Anyway, I assume that you have a working lenovo laptop and a working desktop. You try to plug in the lenovo HDD into a USB drive kit and extract data from the desktop. 1) Is the lenovo HDD encrpted? Check the Bios and also if lenovo security software is installed. 2) The fastest way i do it nowadays is to connect both laptop and desktop to a network. Then share the disk drive(s) and extract data from either laptop or desktop. A second option is to remote access the laptop and extract the data. 3) Another possibility is that your laptop is XP, ie the formatting is not AHCI (check the bios under sata), it's in compatible mode. The desktop is using Vista or window 7?    

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I understand with XP Pro, only 10 users can map to a specific network drive at a time (and 5 with XP Home). That count must be managed by the machine everyone is mapping to correct?

So it would be a non issue if you have an external network hard drive? (Not necessarily this model, but something along the lines of 500 GB 7200 RPM NetCenter by Western Digital.)
 

Answer:Solved: Avoid 10 user limit with use of external network hard drive?

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Hi guys,

I want to do a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP Envy 17 laptop in order to get rid of bloatware.

The problem is that my laptop has two identical 300GB hard drives, so it is virtually impossible to distinguish them at the drive options window during installation. Another problem is that the installation detects the two drives in a different order than the BIOS does (it switches them).

How can I know that Windows 7 AND the System Reserved partition will be installed to the same drive during installation?

Answer:How to Avoid Placing System Reserved Partition on Wrong Hard Drive?

the system reserved partition is automatically created by the installer program during win setup so cant be placed on the wromg drive as you dont get a choice where to place it

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http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/5/15...10-data-collection-documents-privacy-concerns

https://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/windows/configure/windows-diagnostic-data

https://technet.microsoft.com/itpro...ic-level-windows-diagnostic-events-and-fields

The Basic level helps to identify problems that can occur on a particular device hardware or software configuration. For example, it can help determine if crashes are more frequent on devices with a specific amount of memory or that are running a particular driver version. This helps Microsoft fix operating system or app problems.
Seems its not quite as bad as the tin foil hat brigade would have you believe.
 

Answer:Microsoft finally reveals what data Windows 10 really collects

Nah, s'all codswallop, Microsoft want to know what rood pictures you're viewing, what drugs you've ordered from the 'invisible net' and all the items you're in the market for so they can collect revenue from companies who may benefit from spamming you.

S'obvious innit?

On a serious note I do recall part of the EULA being highlighted at the Win 10 launch which basically said if the police or other law enforcement agencies requested personal information from an individual then if Microsoft deemed their request reasonable and valid then they'd harvest personal data.

It probably happens anyway, no matter what OS you use, but MS have to be a bit more open about what they get up to. What I do is stay squeaky clean in Windows and look at all kinds of iffy sites using Linux. Groovy eh?
 

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Ride-hailing giant Uber on Tuesday revealed a massive data breach that occurred over a year ago but never came to light because the company conspired to keep it hidden.
 
The incident is the latest black eye for a company that, despite its massive popularity, has been recovering from a series of scandals that caused Uber’s investors to force out former CEO Travis Kalanick in June.
 
“None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over for Kalanick as CEO, in a blog post.
 
The breach, which Uber said occurred in “late 2016,” exposed some personal information on 57 million Uber users but didn’t compromise riders’ location history, financial information or Social Security numbers, according to the company. The hackers did make off with the names and driver’s license numbers of around 600,000 of the company’s U.S. drivers.
 

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Those of you with a Crucial m4 mSATA drives may want to avoid the latest firmware update, and others should perhaps look elsewhere for mSATA boot drives right now.  This has been a reported issue for the latest mSATA (01MG) and SATA (010G) firmwares. http://forums.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Crucial-M4-MSata-01MG-Firmware-ISSUES/td-p/11057...http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Crucial-m4-firmware-010G-is-now-available/td-p/10... I discovered this after having just purchased a m4 mSATA (ironically, because of Crucial's reputation for reliable m4's), and did a clean install of Windows 8 Pro 64 on my x220t. Everything was great for an hour or two, then I switched to tablet mode and ~30 seconds later the tablet shut off suddenly. Upon trying to power back on, I got a "2101: Drive detection error on hdd2 (mini SATA)" error, and the drive would not boot. After re-seating the mSATA and sitting in the BIOS for ~10 minutes, I was finally able to boot back into Windows 8. Everything fine for a couple of hours, then it powered off again. Same 2101 error.  Finally managed to boot again, checked my firmware, mine shipped with 01MG. To top it off, there isn't a firmware downgrade floating around for the mSATA version. 

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Need to get data off old hard drives.

I have a dozen old hard drives going back ten years (most of them are ide 3.5", some sata, and a few are laptop hard drives). I've tried to access them through my Vista laptop with one of those USB drive adapters. None of them were recognized, even in disk management (which cancels out the common tip I've come across through Googling to create a drive letter). The USB adapter is supposed to work with Vista. I also made sure to set the jumpers correctly, but still no good results.

I'm thinking the only way I'll be able to acces them is if I buy a desktop computer and hook them up that way. I heard some other person with this problem say that the USB adapter didn't work, and they had to hook the drives up internally in a desktop computer.

I'd like to not have to take this route, since I don't have access to a desktop at the moment. Maybe the USB adapter is defective? Any ideas?
My specs:

ASUS M50VM-B1
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz
3 GB RAM
Vista SP1, 32-BIT
GEForce 9600M GS, 1 GB
 

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I've been asked to retrieve the data from a very old 'server' running Netware 4.11. This 'server' is made up of 4 IDE disks and serves to a group of old applemacs via an appletalk module in Netware.

Anyway, I don't have much experience of this kind of thing but thought I could pop each disk in turn into an external hard drive box I have handy, plug this into a PC and see/copy files across.

The results were as follows:

Two of these drives don't seem to get picked up at all when I do this (ie. no device is detected at the other end of the USB cable). Tried switching between master/slave jumper settings but no change.

One is seen but doesn't get allocated a drive letter. I followed some instructions for manually allocating a drive letter but I wasn't allowed to open the resulting drive.

One drive mounts but only seems to have a load of Netware system files on - none of the databases and files shared seem to be on there (or are they hidden somehow?)

I'm sure there's something wrong with my method, possibly the using of a USB external drive case?

Any suggestions how I can do this? Thanks
 

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I just opened up my Lacie 500gb external hd and there are two 250mb hard drives inside!

I need to get my data off them (power portion broke on the hd casing), but I dont know how since there are two of them. I was going to just get an external casing at the store...

One is set to master and one slave...

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I dont have a desktop to install these into.

Thanks
 

Answer:How do I get data off two hard drives??

Errr. Connect one to an external casing, take the data off from it, connect the other one to the casing, take the data off? Or buy two casings?
 

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In January I had gone on a trip out of state for a week, when I left my computer was running fine. I shut down the computer, and turned off the power strip before I left. The computer had RAID 1. When I came back I noticed I had an extra hard drive, and I noticed the RAID had failed for some reason (I don't know why, it was shut off the whole time).

Long story short, the computer was getting old and I decided to put the drives into a new computer, but when I did the computer did not recognize them. I booted the computer with a live cd and it said something about it being an unknown raid configuration, or something like that. All windows wants to do with the drives is format them.

I had set up the raid just so it would be almost impossible to lose the data on them, is there a way to recover the data? Can I make the drives usable without formatting them?
 

Answer:Can't get data off of former RAID hard drives

With RAID 1 the drives are each a complete duplicate of the other. I would remove one drive from the RAID and connect it as a secondary drive to a system without RAID. If that doesn't work, try the other drive. If that doesn't work, you might try some data recovery software.

I had a similar situation recently and Easy Recovery Pro did a superb job of recovering absolutely everything.
 

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My Windows Vista Ultimate pc died last week. I suspect a dead motherboard.I was due to get a new pc any way so have bitten the bullet and ordered a new custom built one, with windows 10.
If possible I would like to recover some files and programs and even possibly settings from the dead pc hard drives.I am planning on using pc mover pro to achieve this if the hard drives are o.k.
The dead pc has 2 x 320gb drives in a Raid 0 striping formation. I borrowed a hard drive docking station to try to ascertain if the hard drives are still intact. The docking station only takes 1 hdd so I put one in at a time and connected to my wifes laptop. The first drive was found, but was told I needed to format it to use it. I did not do this as I assumed I would lose any data on it. The second hdd was not found by the laptop at all.
I am now thinking it is because of the raid set up.
If I purchased a 2 bay external enclosure that supports Raid, would I have better luck in accessing the drives ?
How can I determine which drive was the first and which was the second, and does it matter ?
My plan is to salvage the data ( I have back ups of some of it but not all) and then use the drives in the new enclosure as extra storage.
Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated, but please bear in mind that I have limited computer knowledge and skills.
I have though learnt not to order my new pc with a raid 0 striping formation, and have opted for a mirror formation.
Thank You.

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Is there an hdd cradle which will connect all hdds regardless of age/type to new computer?

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Hello
Can anyone tell me how to transfer data between hard drives.
At the moment I have a 10g hard drive and I would like to install a 80g drive,
I would like to keep my operating system and programs on the 10g drive and all other data onto the new 80g drive.
Thanks for any help
 

Answer:moving data between hard drives?

Drag and drop, or copy/cut and paste.
 

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I need some answers. Please read through the whole thing before you post one, though.

I currently have a 40gig hard drive. Pathetic, I know, but it came with the 'puter. I am looking at getting a larger drive, somewhere between 160 and 250gigs. So here's the part that I need answers about.

I want to tranfer all of my programs, data, and files from the smaller drive to the larger drive... but not Windows. Oh, I know that I am going to reinstall Microsloth's pride and joy when I have finished all of this , but I don't want to copy it over to the new drive.

I need to know what the best software for the job would be. Oh, and it has to be free or it doesn't get used . Also, I don't want to just make a 40gig partion that is a copy of the original drive.

I also need to know what would be my best (free) bet for partioning the new drive if I need to, as well as repationing the old one into divisions of 20, 10, and 10gig, respectively, in order to place Windows on the 20, and two flavors of Linux on the others. I plan on leaving the new drive whole, but need to know what to partion it with if I have to.

Also, would I have to have my Windows disk available to add the new drive to the confuser? I have heard this before, but I have not seen any hard data about the fact. I figured that Windows would see and incorporate the new drive on boot-up, but I have been known to be wrong before. Oh, and while we're on the subject, I am planning on adding another hard driv... Read more

Answer:Data swapping between hard drives?

Well, I will take a shot at a couple of them here. As far as coping over the stuff. Were you hoping to copy over the programs and then not have to reinstall them after loading windows? I don't think that is possible. I think you will need to reinstall your programs if you are not ghosting the whole drive, but there may be a way around this. If you can just reinstall the programs, you can just do a simple copy of data files.

Free partitioning software? Fdisk is all I can think of. But maybe someone will "loan" you partition magic *cracks are illegal*

You won't need the windows disk if you are just making it a slave drive. So your not installing Windows to this drive?

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Okay... here is a second post.

My brothers laptop has seen better days. He doesn't take good care of his stuff. It will no longer take a charge through the AC adaptor and the battery is dead (oh and the battery latch is broken so it can't be removed).

There are files on the hard drive that we need to access for business and of course he doesn't do backups.

I have already attached the his laptop drive to my desktop computer and it is recognized by the BIOS and shows in Device Manager but isn't being recognized by Windows.

Laptop HDD is from an XP OS computer
Desktop is running Win98se

Is it possible to attach the laptop drive to my desktop as a secondary drive (slave) and access the data? Or do I have to format and overwrite the data to view the hard drive on the desktop?

Any knowledge shared would be knowledge gained. Thanks.

Answer:Data Recovery and Second Hard Drives

Get an external enclosure, and connect it via USB port on your desktop. You can view the data from your desktop, since when you plug in the enclosure, it will show up as another hard drive on your desktop.

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I have two hard drives in my desktop (Gateway). I'd like to combine the info on the slave and master hard drives to a new larger hard drive.  Is there a recommended program for the data transfer?

Answer:Data transfer between hard drives

Are the drives raided?  What OS are you using?If not, I would use Acronis true image to clone your master drive to the new drive.  Then I would use quickmirror to copy the contents of your slave drive to a location in your new drive.  You might have to repair some bad sectors or write a new MBR if the PC won't boot after the cloning.

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I have a P-233 with a master and slave hard drive that both have lost their bios info. When I boot the pc I get the message 'your master/slave hard drives have failed'. I hit DEL to enter the setup program and found that 'None' is entered under 'TYPE' for the Primary Master and Primary slave.

I opened the computer's case and examined the hard drive for the missing info and found the following:

C2247 001 592 77 3237 D15

How can I tell which numbers go where in the setup program under the following headings:

TYPE SIZE CYLS HEAD PRECOMP LANDZ SECTOR MODE

I am assuming that I'm thinking along the correct lines about solving the problem.

 

Answer:No setup data for hard drives

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Hello everyone. I recently got a 160GB Maxtor 7200RPM hard drive.

In my system currently, I have 3 physical drives:

Maxtor 13GB 7200RPM (C: Windows Drive)
Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM (D: Programs & Music)
Maxtor 80GB 7200ROM (G: Video & Music)

Here's what I'd like to do. I'd like to put all of the contents from the 80GB (G drive) to the new 160GB. All of the contents from the 40GB (D drive) to the 80GB (G drive). And finally all the contents from the 13GB to the 40GB (D drive).

My plan was then to take the 13GB out and use it in my FreeBSD box.

I need to make sure though that when I transfer my data, that none of it gets lost, and all programs/software still works...which I guess would mean making sure that the 40GB became the "C" drive, the 80GB became the "D" drive, and the 160GB became the "G" drive.

How can I do this?

Thanks

-Mark
 

Answer:Transfering Data From Hard Drives

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Got a question for you guys. Have a Windows 7 computer with two 500Gb data drives (just files, no OS) that I would like to "merge" into a new 2Tb drive but keep everything on one partition. I know I can clone the drives onto two separate partitions of my new drive, and then do a partition merge and resize to fill up all the free space. Or I can turn on view hidden and system files and simply drag & drop the contents of both drives to my new one. Which would be the better/easier/faster solution?

Answer:Copying data from 2 hard drives to new one

I personally just drag the files to the other drive, and then put the old one an antistatic bag (usually the bag the new drive came in) and put it in a drawer.

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Hi. I want to transfer all data from an old 8gig Maxtor HD to a "newer" Western Digital 20gig HD and use that one as the master, the old one as the slave. How do I go on doing that? Do I need a particular software like Maxblast 3? As far as jumpers go, can I use the CS pins? Will the computer be able to use both HD? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Switching hard drives and their data

QuoteHi. I want to transfer all data from an old 8gig Maxtor HD to a "newer" Western Digital 20gig HD and use that one as the master, the old one as the slave.1. How do I go on doing that? 2. Do I need a particular software like Maxblast 3? 3. As far as jumpers go, can I use the CS pins? 4. Will the computer be able to use both HD? Thanks in advance.1. You allready seem to know the Master and Slave theory. You are aware that these settings are regulated by the jumpers on the back of the Hard Disk Drives? Instructions should be printed on top.2. If you connect two Hard Disk Drives to one computer, you can easily transfer files. 3. Yes. 4. If they are connected properly, yes. The answers to these questions may also depend on what operating system you are planning on installing and wheter you would like to keep using the older Hard Disk Drive's Operating System.

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The first hard drive is unpartitioned space. It still has all the data on it. I was going to reformat and I stopped after selecting it as unpartitioned space before it was formatted. it is a laptop HD, so I know I have to buy an adapter to hook it up to the desktop, but will I be able to get all my data off of it or is it a lost hope?

On the second one, its an external HD and some moron (me) plugged in the power cord backwards. Now the light comes on on the case, but when I connect it to the computer, it doesn't show that it sees the hard drive. Did I mess this up? Can I get any of the data off of this one?

I seem to be an expert at messing up computers Thanks for any replys in advance

Answer:Can I recover any data from these Hard Drives?????

i've once put the ide cable in backwards...light up the hd led, but couldn't find the drive (just like a floppy drive). no further harm was done. turned the cable and the drive was ok. never managed to plug the power cord in backwards! ...you're talented.

what comes to the data recovering...when i had to do some of that, I used a recovery proggie called tiramisu: http://www.totalshareware.com/Asp/de...pplication=333

was bit of a hassle but got the important files back with it. although i believe my file system back then was fat32, i dunno if tiramisu works with ntfs...

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How can I transfer data between a computer with a fried processer and a new computer? Thanks!

Answer:Transferring Data Between Hard Drives

Take out the hard drive and connect it as a slave to another machine long enough to copy off the data.

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hi

My computer does not seem to power on, and i suspect it to be a power switch or power supply problem . my brother said he'll take it to the nearby PC repair shop. if the repair cost is too much, i'll probably purchase a new PC (i am in need of a replacement PC anyway )

My question is, i have important data on my current hard drive(NTFS) , would there be a way to transfer it to my new PC?

Thanks
 

Answer:Transferring Data Between Two Hard Drives

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I'm sure that in some ways this qualifies as a stupid question, and if so, please feel free to have a nice horselaugh at my expense...but help me out if you can.

Every time I upgrade HDs, I find myself with a nice new OS installation on a big new drive and gradually add new updates of my old programs. Moving discrete files like .MP3s, documents, downloads and so forth from the old drive is not very hard, but I have a lot of old program data, settings, mail, bookmarks, partially-downloaded P2P files, etc., etc. on the old drive, however, and I never seem to be able to get it migrated properly, if at all, as it doesn't lend itself to transparent transfer to and incorporation into the new installation.

In my typical disorganized way, I wind up adding the old drive as a slave to the new one and gradually salvage a little bit piecemeal, but essentially wind up losing most of it -- in practical terms. This primarily just produces more noise & heat in the machine from running a drive that should be extraneous. This is an inefficient and dumb non-solution, but I've been doing it forever.

I've tried to copy the old drive to a big folder on the new drive, but XP doesn't seem to want to allow this. Most of one's valuable info that he should like to save or migrate is buried very, very deeply in non-obvious places.

So, my questions are two:

1: Taking the short-term, partial solution, is there a program or an easy way to just make some sort of an ima... Read more

Answer:Migrating Old Data to New Hard Drives

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How dependable is mirroring 2 external USB drives through disk management?

Answer:reliability of mirroring USB drives

I found this excellent tutorial on Google that seems to have it completely covered.

Use Drive Mirroring for Instant Backup in Windows 7 - How-To Geek

The main thing to remember is that it's not foolproof in that if you lose data on one drive you lose it on the other as well, so you might want to consider backing up to an external drive as well.

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I bought a 64GB Corsair USB Flash Drive, from Ebuyer, which was DoA (Dead on Arrival).My intention was to use this as a robust backup device for off-site storage that I could also easily take with me on my travels.Having investigated more, I see that quite a number of people are having very similar issues (either DoA or later on - e.g. after a month or two). One particular recurring theme is that the firmware seems to get corrupted making any existing data on the device inaccessible for all practicable purposes.This raises the question of how reliable [high capacity] USB Flash Drives are (particularly in the context of backups rather data transportation)?Any views or experiences out there on this matter?

Answer:Reliability of USB Flash Drives

As with other Hardware Media, they last as long as they last. Its like asking how long is a piece of string. They last longer if treated correctly, just like your own body does, i.e Using the Safe Removal icon in the System Tray the one with the Green arrow on it. In theory you are better buying a good make, rather than just a cheep one

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Hello. I'm expecting my new computer on Thursday from PC World. They're currently transferring my cd collection and some pictures from my external hard-drive totalling some 170Gb. Once my new computer is up and running,I'd like to know how to remove all the data stored on my hard-drives from my old computer before I give it to my friend.How do I do it please as I don't wish to leave any traces of 'me' on either my C or D (back-up) drives after four years. Is it a simple process?Thank you very much for your kind help.

Answer:How Do I Removal All Data Stored On My Hard-drives

You can use software like File Shredder.click hereThen clean up cookies, history etc with CCleaner click here. Uninstall all programs so that your registration doesn't go with the machine. This will still leave your OS registration on there. Or you could just reformat the drive and give your friend the disks to re-install.

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My PC (XP Pro) has "died" again and am fed up with sending it back to suppliers - constant trouble for four years now. I have ordered a new PC (windows XP Professional) but the old machine has 2 160 Mb disks 1 of which has OS and data in the form of Pictures and a 2nd slave which has data in the form of music. Is there a way to retrieve this data? I also have a 300 Gb external hard drive USB which I use to copy important data to.I'm not a hardware expert but have been looking at USB 2 "disk caddies" - is it an option to install one of these with one of the disk drives out of my old machine and retrieve the data. Any other suggestions would also be welcome.

Answer:Retrieving data from 160 MB IDE hard disk drives

Thats as good a way as any. Do a nice one at Maplins in shiny blue.

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this is how it all happened:My hardware:Hdd internal : Seagate 500 gbHdd external : western digital 250 gbProblem:i was using Windows 7 as an operating system and due to some voltage issues my SMPS broke down and when i got a new one my Windows 7 refused to boot, i then tried to reinstall windows 7 all over again but the procedure stopped continuously after i used to select the partition of installation, it used to say : "C:/ drive cannot be formatted" because of some error. i tried installing XP and the same happened.Then i used my spare Seagate 80gb internal Hdd to start my computer and installed XP on it. I Used the 80 gb Hdd as a Master and the previous 500gb as a Slave. it got detected and worked fine. Don't know why, it got impossible to install any OS on it earlier. My 250gb external was also attached at this time.Now the main problem occurred.As soon as i used my internet connection some how it got infected and corrupted all my 800gb data, changed my folders into (*.exe) extensions and as of now, i cannot even see anything after opening any drive even with the "show hidden files". When i scan it with Kaspersky, it does show all the content being scanned now. but i cannot see anything.this is what i can only see when i go into my external Hdd and the system info folder is now of 4gb, and the hdd is 95% full.the data is very precious to me. Please help me to get it back.Please let me Know if any more information is needed.

Answer:Cannot access any of my data on hard drives after infection.

Hello and welcome. We need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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Hey, I have 2 hard drives (SATA 3.0 G/s HITACHI Deskstar 500GB) from an old tower (HP Elite) that was destroyed. They are operational. However they were set in a RAID configuration. So, I bought a Universal Hard Drive Adapter (Hornetek) and I hooked it up to my laptop (Dell XPS12). I then attempted a Data recovery with the software Stellar Phoenix Recovery. I managed to recover 6.60 GB (945178 files in 401 folders) worth of incomplete data off the first hard drive. I haven't recovered the second yet. Because I'm wondering if I can combine the information.... Can I combine the data if I recover the stuff of the second hard drive? If so how can I do it? I will start the data retrieval from the second hard drive after I post this. Please let me know if you can assist me.
 

Answer:How Can I Combine Recovered Data From 2 Hard Drives?

I'm guessing this is a RAID 0 configuration?

If both drives are still functioning you should be able to recover at least most of the data..

Recovering data from each drive separately will be a very long winded process and trying to 'patch' the data back together will be difficult.

I think you will be better of buying an enclosure which can take both drives at the same time. Or you may get away with two separate enclosures used at the same time. Then try programs which claim to be able to recover data from raid 0.

Your best option here is to try lots of different recovery programs (some will be able to 'find' data others can't). Googling will give you lots of results of recovery programs.

You will also find lots of sites giving their suggestions on how you can recover from raid 0 eg http://www.freeraidrecovery.com/library/raid0-recovery.aspx

RAID 0 is for increased performance and increases the chance of an error causing loss of data. With all data, no matter what configuration you have, if it's important you should back it up.

Good luck
 

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I recently bought a 250GB external hard drive to back up files and create space on my internal drives (I have two, 80GB on C and 250 on D). But the files seem to be copying at an incredibly low speed. I tried transferring 150GB from the D drive to the external drive ( Western Digital, USB 2, 8MB cache) and left it about 12 hours and it had only transferred about 17GB. I have quite a good system (Intel Pentium 4, 2.8GHZ, 510MB RAM) so surely it should not be that slow? It would be faster to save the files on DVD. At first I thought it could be because working with external drives is slower than internal drives, but now I am transferring some files from D to C, and that is painfully slow too, so I wonder if something is up with my D drive? Or is copying large data files (lots of video footage) really this slow? Any thoughts?

Answer:Slow transfer of data between hard drives

Something radically wrong there, as my old 98se comp will move files on the USB 1.1 faster than that

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I have an old PC with two internal hard drives. Haven't used the PC in a bout a year, and when I tried to boot up, couldn't do it. I booted from the Windows install CD, and tried to correct the problem, but both hard drives seemed bad.

I bought a new hard drive, installed Windows on it, and am now using that to run the PC. My goal is to simply get as much of the data off of the original two hard drives. But when I connect them (one at a time) as a secondary har drive, one shows up as unformatted, and the other will appear, but eventually disappear when I try to access data from it.

My question: what software can I use to either A) try to fix the drives so that I can access the data, or B) simpoly pull of as much data from the damaged drives as possible?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Retrieving Data from corrupt hard drives

1) You should connect the old drives to the secondary IDE channel to avoid jumper or other technical issues.
2) If you REALLY care about the data, get another, like sized drive and use something like Roadkill's RawCopy ( http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=22 ) to clone the failing drive first. After that, use a recovery program to get the files from the copy.
GetDataBack ( http://www.majorgeeks.com/GetDataBack_for_NTFS_d2773.html ) is one of the best and will let you see the recovery before you have to buy it. If that works and you don't want to spend the money, try one of the freeware programs.
 

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Hi Everybody
My hard drive tells me that its about to fails and it gives that screeching/grinding noise! I am about to go but a new one so that I can remove the one that is about to die.
I am thinking about using Norton Ghost to Clone my whole drive to the new drive before removing it however I am currently ME and Win2k; I want to keep 2000 and get rid of ME (The PC came with it) but I know If I clone everything it will transfer with it to the new drive...what can I do?
I kinda want to start afresh but keep some data from the old hard drive (ones on Win2k)
Should I reinstall Win2k on the new drive then set it to master and reistall Norton and Select the files I want to keep? This is what I'm thinking however I am worried that maybe since the PC came with ME If and on the new drive I won't have ME Some things might not work like my screen or other drives like CDRW, FLoppy and DVD.
Can somebody help me with this...am I on the right path or can somebody suggest a better way to do this? I really hate ME and I'd rather not have it.
Your help will be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Changing hard drives without losing Data

Hi mkuki, Welcome to TSG !!
You may need to find the drivers for your motherboard first. You can get AIDA32, install it and it should tell you. Go to the manufacturers web site and get any drivers it offers ( 4in1, USB, sound, etc.) You can get AIDA32 here: http://www.aida32.hu/aida-download.php?bit=32
This is what I have done:
Since you have a rewriter and you want to start afresh, copy any files you have to CD. ( Are these files NTFS or FAT32)??

Go here and download the DOS 6.22 disk. Open it , put in floppy and everything will go to floppy.
Reboot and go to BIOS, set it to boot from floppy
Put in floppy, save changes and reboot. When you get dos prompt type in fdisk and hit enter
Follow the instructions and delete all the partitions.
Shutdown
Put new drive in as master remove old one. Boot to BIOS and select boot from CD
POut in 2000 cd and reboot follow prompts and you can partition the new drive through 2000 cd.
One question though:
If this ME was in when you bought pc ( HP, DELL, Compaq, ETC. )
 

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I was trying to install elementary OS alongside Windows but when the installation was finishing it crashed. When I went back to Windows my hard drive didn't appear and now it says in Manage>Storage>Disk Management Disk 1 Dynamic - Invalid i posted a picture of this.I tried with Ubuntu then on the other disk same thing happened. Is there a way to get them back to normal without losing the data?

Answer:2 of my Hard Drives aren't showing the data

Go to: Downloads | mh-nexus , scroll down and select English/portable edition and download.Unzip and right click on HxD.exe and select run as AdministratorClick on Extras->Options and uncheck "Open disk as readonly by default"Click on the HD icon and select the disk (#1 from screen shot)select sector 0 (#2)From address 1C2, if it shows: 42 then change it to: 07 (#3)Reboot and run chkdsk /f X: where X is the drive letter.

NOTE: Since you've done something with UBUNTU, I am not sure if any damage done with it. Try it with one disk first.

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Hi there,Currently I have a 40gb drive (c:) and a 60 gb drive (d:)I'm running out of space on both of these so am going to buy a 120gb to replace the 40gb drive.The ideal set up would be (c:) 60 gb (d:) 120gb.What is the best way of copying the data from the current drives onto the new set up.Ideally I don't want to have to burn a mountain of cds (55gb is a lot of cds!). Is there a way I can install the 120gb and copy everything onto it before removing the 40gb (ie to have 3 HDD working at once)?Then the last question is, if I do an image of my current c: drive, then copy it onto the new c: once i have swapped everything around, will it work ok, or am I better off doing a full re-install?Running WinXP Pro, MSI K7T266 Pro 2 MoBo click here , 512mb DDR PC2100, DVD-ROM, CD/RW, MSI GeForce 4 TI4600.

Answer:Changing Hard Drives and moving data

an image will be the easiest way to do this i think.i use click here(got mine free from a mag)and its very easy to use and resonably quick.runs in windows so no need to reboot etc.you can image straight to the other hard disk or compress it to cdrs.alternativly try click here

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I want to use this(http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=PD022803) to replace the dvd drive.Then can I set up a raid0 of 3 hard drives on W700?Thanks

Answer:Can I set up a raid0 of 3 hard drives on W700 by replacing the dvd drive with a third hard drive?

that is not possible.

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I've done a bit of research but I'm not sure if these drives actually are less reliable than equivalent 3.5" ones. I have tended to use these for back-ups and have had a few problems with a Toshiba and a Freecom Toughdrive. Is it perhaps down to the fact that most of these drives do not require a separate power supply but are powered solely by the USB connector and perhaps are more prone to electrical connection issues. I used to have a USB ethernet connector before I upgraded my system and this had problems showing in the event log which was cured by cleaning the connector with electrical contact cleaner. Perhaps it is simply the USB connectors. Any thoughts or experiences?

Answer:Reliability of 2.5" external drives?

Not my expeience. I have six 2.5" USB powered disks of all different makes. Never had a problem. The one I use the most is a Hitachi - really solid. You must though watch that they do not get excessive shocks when you move them around. I move mine a lot overseas, but I always carry them in my hand luggage.

Next best would be an external SSD - budget allowing.

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Hope there's hope for this situation. Daughter's computer died (motherboard went). It has the old IDE drives and her new one has a SATA hard drive. Is there any way she can get the data off the old hard drives? I told her about making backup copies but she didn't heed my advice.
 

Answer:Help! Computer died and hard drives are full of data

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I need a utility to compare data between two hard drives.

I need the data identical on each drive...is there any program that can indicate in
some way some data that is on Drive A but not on Drive B ?
 

Answer:Solved: Two Hard Drives: Utility to Compare Data

anybody?
 

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Like many other users on these boards, by X205 is refusing to boot.

My question: How can I recover the data on my hard drives, since there are two of them?

I ran a search to find all of the files I wanted (*.jpg in this case), and the search came back with hundreds of files (photos) that I am trying to recover....but it won't let me open them up.
I'm guessing since the drives are installed in series in this machine, somehow I need to find a way to read them both to access these files?

Any help is appreciated!

Answer:Data recovery from serially installed hard drives

Remove each HDD from the machine, connect using 2,5? SATA box to other PC as external device and you should have access to all saved data.

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I'm running Win XP Home with 3200+ AMD, 1024 Mb RAM, 2X120 GB SATA Raid hard drives plus a 200GB IDE back-up drive. I run Ghost to keep the IDE drive current with the data on the SATA drives (Belt braces etc).I have been playing with transfering Video files from my camcorder and have created a number of large video files on the SATA drives (say 40Gbs worth).Because I keep two or three Ghost back-up files on the IDE drive (80GBs Worth), Ghost said there was not enough space to do the regular back-up task. I transfered one of the historical back-ups to the SATA drive to free up the space, but this made things worse. The IDE drive says it is full yet I can only see two 30GB files and the SATA drive is also nearly full, yet I would say there is 80Gbs of files on it tops.I have run NAV, I have defragged the drive (ones to full to defrag), I have tried various clean-up utilities and Ashampoo yet nothing frees up the space, nor makes the clutter visible.Anybody got any ideas?

Answer:Lost Space of Hard Drives (Ghost Data?)

Could be connected to recycle bin and/or windows temp folder. A friend had a similar problem which, funnily enough, was cleared by Window Washer and a cold boot. As to the exact cause, I do not know, especially after reading the steps you have taken so far. Which version of Ghost are you using? Version 9.0 should be all right, but any version using PC DOS might have a problem with a 200Gb HDD.

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I have a client give me two dead hard drives that quit spinning up. He seems to think that the data is still intact, but either the controllers or the motors failed. One is a Seagate Barracuda 500 GB EIDE and the other is a Samsung 500 GB SATA drive. I was told that there was a power failure the occurred right before the drives failed. I attempted to bring the drives up here and verified that the EIDE drive loads down the power supply and the SATA drive is just dead.

My question is, where can I send these drives in order to have them repaired so I can move the data to other drives. My client owns a photography studio and these drives contain portraits for several of the local high schools, so he freaking out big time...please help!

Thanks,
Jon
 

Answer:Critical: Data recovery from dead hard drives

Seagate offers data recovery services, and that is who I would use for the Seagate drive. Samsung may
offer similar service, just check their website. If Samsung doesn't offer the service just do a Google search for Data Recovery Services.

Generally speaking, the drive manufacturer is most likely the facility that can best perform a full recovery.
 

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i have 2 drives that are going bad and i wonder if anyone can help with ideas or know which programs best to recover the data in these situations.

1/ seagate 300G AS - this one makes ticking noise (like a bomb lol) every minute or so and every few minutes it makes the ping sound (like if you were snapping a rubber band on someone); this one is still under warranty (so yay to seagate's 5 yr warranty), but i am having a hard time getting data off of the drive; after putting it in the freezer for a day, i put it in 1 of the pc's and it just stalls windows; after a while, windows tells me that a removable device (the bad hard drive in this case) has been unplugged or ejected, and it doesnt show up in windows at all.

2/ the WD 500G AS - this one is not under warranty it doesnt make the ticking noise like the other drive, but i also have no luck getting the data off of it either. I also tried putting in the freezer and then hook it up to the pc; during POST before windows is started, when the system lists the hard drives being connected, I notice that all other drives say OK but with this one, it says BAD. And then windows prompts me to run chkdsk on it; it checks and stalls at 12% forever so i shut it down and rebooted; this time, i chose not to do chkdsk and finally got into windows (albeit very slowly), i see that windows assigns it letter D but w/o any description; so i tried to format it and then if that were successful, i can try to retrieve the data via getdataba... Read more

Answer:seeking advice on how to recover data from 2 bad hard drives

First off, make sure your Seagate isn't part of this firmware fiasco with Seagate. If it is..you might be able to get free data recovery for that drive under Seagates warranty.

Have you researched "SpinRite" It might be able to save that WD hdd. Check it out
 

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Hi All,

I need to copy all my data / photos / videos / docs etc. from one hard drive to another so I have a backup in case of a crash.

It's about 4.5 TB which according to most will take DAYS to copy over via USB 2.0.

I see online that I can buy a converter, but if I'm using 2 external hard drives and a desktop computer as the in between, which converters do I need to order? I.e. one for the desktop tower and one for each of the hard drives? I.e. 3 conversion kits? I'm not sure how to configure, could someone please spell out which specific things I need to buy and how to configure?

Thanks

Answer:USB 3.0 question : data backup between 2 external hard drives

I use these type of caddies, the drives are then connected internally via Sata and are much faster than USB.

StarTech.com 5.25in Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5in Hard Drive - Internal SATA Backplane Enclosure: Amazon.co.uk: Computers Accessories

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hi
i have a scSi disk 36.4GB, i lost information from it and tried to recover with other recovery softwares to no avail finally i got winhex & got the professional licence.

i can now be able to see all the information on the 1 whole NTFS partition, but the problem is that i can't be able to recover it.
when ever i open the logical drive i can see all the information and most of the information is stack up in a "free space" which is around 33gb which i can be able to see has all the information that i need.
i have tried to recover the free space but its only copied to the location that i specify and no recoveries are made.
recovering the files by type/ name has bore no fruits.

a freind told me i have to curve out that area and use data extractors to get the information out of that area (freee space).

the information in that drive are sql data bases and zip files. whats the header for sql.

what techniques do i use to curve out that space and be abele to extract the information, for i can even read the information in text format.

which are the data extractors available in the market

kindly assist its quite urgent i get this information out
 

Answer:data extractors / sql header [Hard Drive data recovery]

I don't know where this thread properly belongs -- but I suspect the question may be too esoteric for most here.

Since it involves data recovery from a hard drive I'm going to move it to Hardware, I think "all other software" is not likely to have anyone with this type of experience.
 

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my macbook pro is currently our of commission due to a mishap with a cup of water. the person i spoke to on the phone at the apple store said to have the hard drive transferred to an external one in case they need to reformat it. is this even possible if my laptop won't turn on?

Answer:transfer data from laptop hard drive to external hard drive

Depends on the type of water damage has been done.
If your laptop has been a small puddle of water for a little bit of time, yes it will mess up your hdd's connectors and possibly damage it.
If the water spill was like a splash on the keyboard and quickly cleaned up, you have a good chance of the hdd working.
Just depends on what got damaged badly enough for something not to turn on for quite awhile.

Also get rid of that macbooks battery, I have a bad feeling it might not work with your macbook anymore.

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Hey Everyone,

I just got a Maxtor 120GB Hard drive, and I currently have a 30GB Maxtor in my computer at the moment. I know a lot about computers, but hard drive images are one of the few things I have little experience with.

I would like to keep my operating system, XP Home, and all of its programs, files, settings, etc all together. Basically, the currect exact state it is right now as if I'm on my 30GB. I've seen my school use images to put the same image on like 20 computers.

Trust me, I'v had to re-load program after program on my dads computer and I'm already sick of doing it, so I want to avoid that lol.

I'm pretty sure there is a way do to this, and if so, can you tell me how, or give me a link to something I can read so I can pull this off. Don't want to put a fresh install of XP and reload everything and re install programs and all that stuff.

Thanks!
David Waters

Answer:Move 30GB Hard Drive Data To New 120GB Hard Drive

Can I do this without CD's, because 15GB of data wont fit on a Cd...I wonder if there is a way I can like just move it over to the other drive or something. pls help.

Thanks!
David

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I had two 3.5 SATA disks in windows 7 SP1 64 system. Unfortunately, my MOBO crashed and now i have no PC to recover data. When I took my drives to the  technician, his windows 7 machine identified these drives as foreign disks. there was neither import
nor convert options available in windows disk management utility. my first drive (320GB) was a basic boot disk and the second drive (1TB), a dynamic data disk. Both has data to recover. Because of the risk of data loss , we did not proceed further.


My next option is to buy external 3.5 HDD SATA enclosure and connect the disks to my laptop via USB. I also have an external 4TB USB drive connected to my laptop as a basic disk. My laptop runs windows 8.1 64 bit.


I'm looking for help in these areas.

1. Once the enclosure d HDD's are connected to the laptop via USB, will my 8.1 system show/recognise my external 3.5 HDD's in the device manager ?
2. My 3.5 HDD 's are coming from windows 7 SP1 64 bit system. Will my 8.1 64 bit system identify them as basic and dynamic disks respectively ? The drives are not encrypted.
3. What is the best option to recover/transfer data from my 3.5 HDD's to 4TB external USB drive in this setup ? I do have a Macrium Reflect disk utility.
4. Do i have to first import basic/dynamic disks or convert ? Which option is safer to recover my data intact ?  because i believe, these disks are foreign to my 8.1 system, convert will erase the data on the disks. I worry and confused about t... Read more

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The truth about copier hard drives: Tips for securing your data.

“Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains one of these, a hard drive. Like the one in your personal computer; it stores an image of every document scanned, copied, or emailed by the machine.”

-- Tom
 

Answer:The truth about copier hard drives: Tips for securing your data

Even worse look at who has info on you that may use a scanner that has a hard drive.
Your doctor, tax man etc. Plus now so many places want to go paperless so that means all the info is on a computer so then again you have hard drives.
 

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I just bought the new motherboard with new parts but not hard disk.
I am still using the old IDE Maxtor 40GB 7200rpm hard disk.
After all the connection applied, although the pc has detected the hd, but finally failed to boot in to my windows xp.

Is IDE hard disk cannot be used in new motherboard? My motherboard is MSI-7270 K9N-U.

Thanks.
 

Answer:IDE Hard Drive with latest motherboard...

Howdy,

If you put a Hard drive into a new Motherboard with a Operating System on it it will not work unless the motherboard is exactly the same as the one it was formatted on.

You will have to re-install the Operating System while it is on that Motherboard for it to Recognize it.
 

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Folks, We have had numerous complaints and people requesting help with Sandisc flash drive failures. All I can say is AVOID buying them, the brand is not reliable. If you have one, don't store anything important on it.
This has been going on for quite some time. Myself, Socrates, and RealBlackstuff have been helping folks over and over with these drives. They are really problamatic.

:dead:
 

Answer:AVOID Sandisc flash drives

You forgot me, occationally I jump in on one of those threads, but they keep comming back so I made that Read/Sticky thing.

I think its pretty obvious these drives aren't the most reliable things out there. After I resurrected mine its been pretty good, and I've had it for over a year now. I got it from one of those deals sites for really cheap back in the day.
 

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I have always backed my personal hard drives using images for easy restoration

However i now have 2 PCs that need backup performed and they just want the data so an image is not necessary thus i only want the important data ie; documents and settings important files no junk such as updates or temp files

I would prefer to remove the hard drives and plug it into another pc to perform the backup instead of doing the back up from the actual machine

I was looking for the best possible way to perform this

Answer:Backing up hard drives to external, important data ie; pictures music

You can use Windows Backup via Control Panel, System and Security, Backup and REstore, just for backing up your data and settings. A simple backup of C:\Users\<your username> would suffice for most people unless you have your documents on a separate folder or drive.
I use a good third party backup program called Retrospec Pro from EMC (Retrospect).

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Window 10 update has been released and I can't update because I don't have enough hard drive memory. I have installed a 64GB SD card and there is lots of memory available for use. Do you have any suggustions? I also have an external hard drive available but not always attached.  I can't go back to Window 7 because I had to delete backup copies to install Windows 10. Can I move the current Windows software to the SD Card to make room for Windows upgrade?  I like this 11-P110NR "360 Laptop.  It is perfect to take on trips.  I just want to keep current on software loads. Thank you,Randy_1949

Answer:I don't have enough space on hard drive to install latest ve...

Hi, Please try to clean up C: as much as possible    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2017/jan/05/what-is-the-best-way-to-deal-with-windows... or use the following ways     https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windows-10-anniversary-update-fo...    http://windowsreport.com/install-anniversary-update-32gb-devices/ (Note: clean install).  

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On a Windows 8 notebook computer, the Reliability History hasn't updated since 2/19/2013 at 5:00pm. That's nearly one month ago.

I have checked the RacTask properties in the Task Scheduler and they are the same as on the desktop system, where Reliability History is working as expected. By "the same", specifically I mean that all 4 triggers are enabled and values in the other scheduler tabs have equivalent settings.

Using RegEdit, I have confirmed that HKLM\Software\Microsft\Reliability Analysis\WMI has WMIEnable set to 1.

What am I missing?

Answer:Windows 8 Reliability History is not collecting data.

Hello techbyter, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if resetting your Reliability Monitor may help. It may take a day or so afterwards before it starts reporting again.

Reliability Monitor - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope his helps,
Shawn

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I know I'm telling most of us how to "suck-eggs", but, it's amazing to me how many of us turn of UAC, System REstore AND don't back up our data. It's like sitting in the middle of a freeway and expecting not to get run over.
This article points out the traps and the solutions :-

"There are many potential causes of data loss for all computer users ranging from the casual home user who just does a bit of occasional surfing and the odd bit of Photoshop, too the computer super users and computer aided design experts. Typically data loss can occur when a computer starts to experience boot up problems.
If you have been here before then at least you will have a vague or depending on your experience a deeper level of knowledge here, but for many potential data loss scenarios are a new computing horror to overcome, so what typically should we be looking out for?
Computer starts up but never reaches the login window: When this happens there are a number of potential problems that can be to blame, these range from hardware issues relating to the hard disk drive, down to driver incompatibility or the loss of important system files. Sometimes the problem can be resolved by booting up in Safe Mode, however, not always.
Computer starts to become slow: When we first get our new computer there is very little on it when it comes to programs and games for example, and over time the operating system due to the way it is designed becomes cluttered. Registry repair utili... Read more

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Newbie to the Windows 10 world.

I just purchased a 6 TB drive, plugged it into my Windows 7 computer, and it worked fine for a system backup using Macrium prior to the Windows 10 conversion. Now am converted to Windows 10, and reading that I need the large drives converted to GPT from MBR.

I have found reference to the AOMEI Partition Assistant to make this conversion on the data drive, but the C drive is a different animal.

My understanding is that GPT is necessary for the large data drive, and only necessary for the GPT on the C drive if I migrate to UEFI.

I have two questions:
Is it necessary to have the 6 TB drive formatted in GPT, or does it solve any capacity issues I may have with MBR?
To convert the C drive to GPT, what are the steps I need to take to make this work? Make a Macrium backup and rescue disk, save an image file, reformat C drive, and then reload the image onto C drive, now in GPT format?

Would reloading an image onto a differently formatted C drive actually work? Or am I making this too complicated?

Answer:GPT disk conversion for both data drives and C drive

The conventional wisdom is that converting MBR to GPT when C drive is involved, requires a reinstall. But this isnt true. You can 'convert' your MBR C drive to GPT but it's a bit complicated. I'm not familiar with Aomei, I would recommend using either DriveImageXML (free) or Drive Snapshot (free trial but needs a serial #) to back up C drive. Once backup is done, destroy the partitions and create a GPT partition table with whatever tool you like. I prefer using Gparted in Linux-based Partition Magic. Your first partition should be an EFI system partition (used for UEFI booting), format it as FAT32 and give it the 'boot/EFI/legacy boot' flags. This partition need not be any bigger than 512MB. Next create a partition for C, whatever size you like. Then create any other partitions you want.

When done, boot into either a Windows-based rescue environment or Windows setup USB/DVD/etc. Now you will need GetWAIKTools, use it to download files necessary to create boot files for 10. Restore your backup image into the empty partition you designated for C drive. The partition needs to be at least as big as it was under MBR or it may not restore (i.e. if it's 100GB now then it needs to be at least that big before restoring).

Last use bcdboot (that you got from GetWAIKTools) in a CMD (command) prompt to create boot files. Make sure your EFI partition is mounted to a drive letter first. This is where boot files will go.

Example: bcdboot C:\Windows /l en-US /s A: /f UEFI

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Newbie to the Windows 10 world.

I just purchased a 6 TB drive, plugged it into my Windows 7 computer, and it worked fine for a system backup using Macrium prior to the Windows 10 conversion. Now am converted to Windows 10, and reading that I need the large drives converted to GPT from MBR.

I have found reference to the AOMEI Partition Assistant to make this conversion on the data drive, but the C drive is a different animal.

My understanding is that GPT is necessary for the large data drive, and only necessary for the GPT on the C drive if I migrate to UEFI.

I have two questions:
Is it necessary to have the 6 TB drive formatted in GPT, or does it solve any capacity issues I may have with MBR?
To convert the C drive to GPT, what are the steps I need to take to make this work? Make a Macrium backup and rescue disk, save an image file, reformat C drive, and then reload the image onto C drive, now in GPT format?

Would reloading an image onto a differently formatted C drive actually work? Or am I making this too complicated?

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My System
OS: Windows XP Professional w/ SP2

Hardware: ECS motherboard (yes I can confirm ECS sucks), Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 2GB RAM
5 IDE Hard Drives: 120GB connected to PATA controller on motherboard. 200GB, 160GB, 300GB, 300GB connected to PCI IDE controller card.

Description of Problem
My system has been freezing up about 4-8 times a week on average for the past few months, I reboot and just continue my business as usual.

After such a freeze today, I rebooted the system. When it came back up, my torrent program which starts automatically with Windows reported some errors with not being able to find certain directories. I used Windows Explorer to check just one of my hard drives, the 200GB, and yes, some directories were empty when there should have been files there. So I rebooted Windows again and this time, Windows gave me the blue screen where it automatically performed chkdsk. Hundreds of files scrolled by with a message saying something like "orphaned file", so all those directories which I thought were lost were being recovered so I was relieved.

When I got back into Windows, the directories I checked were correct on the 200GB hard drive which I checked before, HOWEVER now I noticed that for my two 300GB drives which I did not examine before, Windows Explorer didn't list their custom volume name next to their drive letters like it did for my other 3 drives, for those two drives it said Local Disk (F and Local Disk (H. When I click on the drives,... Read more

Answer:Solved: How to repair data? Windows XP freeze caused two hard drives to longer be rea

Have you tried looking at something called Shadow Copy? In services this is what makes backup copies to be used with recovery programs. Also I had similar "corruption" on an external hard drive once. I believe it was caused by the fact that I deleted the recycling bin for that drive and some ~JUNK type files, believing that those files themselves were errors and forgetting that I had put on the option to show those files. However, when I plugged it into a different computer, the rest of the files on the disk which were no longer being shown, linked to, and basically, had disappeared, all showed up again and the disk functioned fine - on that one computer and only some others. So, since you have two drives you could try plugging the external one into a different computer(s) and see if you can find a computer that will read it. Then just transfer those files to a drive that hasn't been corrupted, and they might be fine if the actual files were not corrupted themselves. Drive recovery tools only work for files that are deleted after the recovery tool is installed so that probably won't help you. However, you may be able to discover how this works through research and use DOS commands to pull the parts back together and recover, if you're capable of doing and understanding those things. Also "orphaned" usually means something along the lines of "temporairily unavailable, but still here," so any "orphaned" files should be reco... Read more

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Hi, I have a Lenovo T430s. The laptop has two hard drives, a 256gb SSD and a 500gb HDD. Both show in Device Manager but only the SSD shows up in exploer. 500gb HDD: HGST HTS725050A7E630256GB SSD: LITEONIT LMT-256M6M mSATA 256GB I updated the drivers and they said they are updated. Troubleshooting that I haven't tried is going into BIOS.  I'm not sure, or don't know how to get into BIOS, and when I do, I do not know what to try once I get in. I'm not sure why both hard drives are not showing up in explorer on it's own. Details of my computer:http://imgur.com/DbvEPR1  













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Detect both hard drives in device manager but only one hard drive shows in explorer

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Have you created a partition on the 500gb drive?
 
Regards.

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At start up I am getting the blue screen which says "remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers"

I did take out the hard drive and connected it to another computer using a sata to usb cable, but the drive was not recognized so I put the hard drive back.

Now when I am unable to boot up. It is a windows 7 64bit.

Answer:BSOD -Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers

Please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/96879-blue-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html. Upload the files here, this will tell you how. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/9733-screenshots-files-upload-post-seven-forums.html

Also, please give us a better explanation so we will understand what you did.

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Hey Guys,
I have a Dell XPS 600 with 2 160GB hard drives that mirror each other and would like to be able to reinstall the operating system but I'm not sure how to configure the RAID option. I would like to reinstall the O.S. either on one and keep the other as storage , or keep them mirrored and reinstall the O.S. I am using original Dell XP Media Center Edition 2005 disk. Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Hard drives mirrored, need to configure raid for one hard drive

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Good Day Sir, sorry if i wrong place for making this thread because still new at here, i want ask some minor thing ~
i found something at Realibility Monitor, never seen this before it's called "Program Data Updater" i don't know it's bad or good thing, because at relibility monitor i can see and choice "clear all problem report", so is that mean this "Program Data Updater" it's a problem or something bad ?
 

 
 
Regards
sle3pingz

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I had to uninstall Acronis True Image 2013 which seemed to be the issue with my Windows 10 64bit PC having many BSODs. Un-installing Acronis True Image 2013 meant that I lost the use of Acronis Extended Capacity Manager to make use of all of my Western Digital Black 4 TB hard drive. I lost my H drive with a lot of data there. Right now it shows up as almost 1700 GB of Unallocated space. I downloaded and installed Acronis True Image 2017 thinking that there would be a similar compatible Acronis Extended Capacity Manager, but there was not, nor a program like it from WD. I see in Computer Management/Storage/Disk Management and then under Action there is Create VHD and Attach VHD. Is either Create VHD or Attach VHD or both the answer to recreate my virtual disk that Acronis True Image 2013 Extended Capacity Manager gave me? I need a method that will not cause me to lose that saved data. I have found using Google a Seagate version of an Extended Capacity Manager. Will a Seagate version of an Extended Capacity Manager work on a WD hard drive? (No, it does not, I tried it and I got another BSOD) If there is a tutorial on this in this forum, then please point me towards that tutorial. I have looked but I have not found one. Thank You

Answer:Cannot view area/data of hard drive above 2 TB of 4 TB hard drive

You will need to convert your HDD to GPT from MBR. This cannot be done in Disk Management without deleting all partitions first. So unless there are third-party solutions you will have to re-install Windows 10 or restore from a back-up after the conversion.

MBR disks can only be a maximum of 2.2TB, GPT disks do not have this limitation. There might be a problem with using a GPT disk as your boot drive as GPT disks cannot be used with BIOS, only UEFI. If you are still using BIOS then a smaller disk (<2.2TB) could be used as the boot disk.

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Is there a program taht will allow for this, that is relatively cheap, or is there a way to do it without using a program?
 

Answer:Data transfer from hard drive to hard drive via USB cables

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I tried hooking up a 60 gig IDE hard drive to my ASUS A8N5X motherboard and its not detecting it.The computer is already set up with windows Xp and windows 98 on 2 seperate Sata2 hard drives.The IDE hard drive is compatible with the motherboard from what I know, and Ive tired installing it with several different jumper positions.  Although Id prefer to have it on as a secondary slave drive.   All I want to do is reformat the drive so I can give it to a friend.    Things Ive tried.....I tried putting it in a different IDE port by removing  the DVD burner.I tried removing the Sata2 hard drives and installing the IDE drive as a master. I tried all 3 different jumper positions on the IDE drive.Yet every time I boot the computer up the drive is not detected.   If you need more details about the computer just let me know.   I don't know if there is an operating system on the IDE drive but I don't think there is.   I also have no drivers for the IDE drive but I figured I didn't need drivers.   Ive never tried hooking an IDE drive to a computer already using SATA technology.Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

Answer:Adding an IDE hard drive, to a computer with two sata2 Hard Drives.

where is it not being detected? in the BIOS or in windows?

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Just got a WD elements external drive, 120GB. My father has two computers at his business, and he has not backed them up. A failure of one of the computers means he wouldn't be able to perform day-to-day operations, so a clone of the hard drives is vital.

So I did a little bit of googling, but there isn't one freeware solution that people recommend. I've partitioned it into two equally sized, 55GB partitions. The hard drives that are to be backed up are both 40GB. Anyone know which software is best for cloning the hard drive? I'm comfortable with using command line if need be.

Answer:Cloning multiple hard drives to one external hard drive?

For small single operations I use Clonezilla LiveCD. It's not command line based, but it is text user interface based, so it looks kind of old school. It works great, though.

If you want to get crazy and set up a dedicated box for this, FOG (Linux based, requires a Linux install and a stand-alone computer to act as a server) could do the trick too.

I'd start small with Clonezilla LiveCD and if you want something heavier duty, check out FOG. I use both almost daily. Both are free/open source as well.

As with anything else, do a ton of testing on a practice machine so you get the feel of it. It sounds like this data is critical, so don't use a production machine as your guinea pig to feel out the software.

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So on my previous load I wouldn't have to click continue, don't remember ever changing anything but UAC was on and it would just instantly open the folder vs the whole continue and wait if its alot of files. Anybody know how to do this one?

I backup many machines so just telling me to take ownership isnt an option as it happens on every machine. Even after taking ownership since the reload it still wants to do that process.

This is for the documents folder, etc etc. Anyone who is here that is a tech should know what im talking about. Thanks in advance for any help you guys can throw at me.

Answer:Avoid having to click continue on external drives for security..

As a Tech I use Fab's Autobackup. He sells a home and a pro version to suit your needs. It does all the ownership taking it needs.

Fab's AutoBackup

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i read this article i hate jerks that pull this sort of thing. i have a better / another idea some one here show me to how make a program /or show me the method it takes to lock on too this guys computer and send 100 watts to his CPU , all at once . we'll see how much he spends instead of ripping people
off.!!!__ i vote we set up a watch group the does nothing else .. feed back is welcome. i am aware off what I'm saying so i hope this doesn't get me in trouble with anybody here at bleeping. i am ever so glad i stumble across this little site .its tought me things i really needed to know. but i had to get it off my chest they should hand out capital punishment for any one caught pulling this little stunt .oh by the way this is the article i was speaking of so as folks won't think I'm nutts babbling about nothing--------

A new infection is making its rounds that makes it so you cannot boot your computer unless you pay a ransom of $100 USD. This malware will modify the Master Boot Record of your computer so that it displays a message stating that your computer's hard drives were encrypted and that unless you pay the ransom you will not be able to access your files.

The reality is that the infected hard drives are not actually encrypted, but just not being made available until you enter a password. When this infection is installed on your computer it will move the infected hard drives Master Boot Record, or MBR, to another loca... Read more

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takes FOREVER to loginfinally logs into a temporary profiledont know how to even go about fixing this

Answer:After latest Windows Update, can't log into my profile - is my hard drive fried?

Quote from: harddrivefried on August 12, 2011, 10:28:55 AMdont know how to even go about fixing thisWith the mountain of information you've supplied, neither will anyone elsePC specs ??What Operating system??Any changes made (new software, hardware etc)What programs are running at Start-up ??

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Hi Folks,

I have installed Windows 10 on a portable usb HDD and it running great except it is not allowing me to upgrade to the latest insider preview build. Is there any other(manual) way of doing it ?

Appreciate your help.

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Hi Folks,

I have installed Windows 10 on a portable usb HDD and it running great except it is not allowing me to upgrade to the latest insider preview build. Is there any other(manual) way of doing it ?

Appreciate your help.

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I back up data but what stops a cryptolocker encrypting data on my backup?
Is there a way to backup on an unmounted hard drive or some other way to prevent this?

Answer:Safest way to backup data to avoid cryptolockers?

The only way is to backup your files to an external device and then TURN IT OFF

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As we all know that virus attack can damage our hard disk and resulting total loss of data present in our system. So, taking regular backup of your data is the best solution to get rid of huge loss due to virus attack.What you guys suggest to avoid data loss in case of virus or malware?EDIT: Moved to a appropriate forum-MG

Answer:How to avoid data loss in case of virus?

One option is an external hard drive. To be as safe as possible regarding it`s use when backing-up data, disconnect the drive from the PC when not in use.

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When I try to burn data to a disc all I get is the short cut rather than the full application

Answer:how to burn data to disc and avoid the short

What steps are you taking in this process?

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While looking into another possible problem with a hard drive on my system,I began unplugging the devices (there are four of them) to isolate the problem and in doing so, I I seriously corrupted C drive, and began getting 0x7b BSOD messages. First I tried to do a System Repair with the Repair disk. It didn't work. I have a cloned version on an other HD for just such an occasion, so I attempted to boot from it. No dice, which surprised me. Remembering that one of the options in repair involved such a disk, I attempted to fix it that way. It refused to recognize it as well. I sat and waited a moment to consider my next move when the computer rebooted. Ok, let it run, and upon finishing POST, now I have Win7, Win XP (my dual boot) and Win7 Ultimate (Recovered) as my boot choices. Win 7 (Recovered) runs, but Win7 does not. XP still runs (thank god!). but here's the rub: if I disconnect either of the drives, my original (C drive) with the original installation or this cloned drive (J Drive) the system will not boot. Further, any updates say to the video driver installs to Drive J but it is obvious from running checks with EasyBCD and Security Essentials, some of the information is coming from C, some from J, therefore the "Virtual" name in the title. They are both contributing to the boot.

I am tempted to leave it but it isn't totally complete. For instance, I cannot install updates; the Windows Installer can't be found. I ran several checks and attempts on that as w... Read more

Answer:A Virtual Hard Drive? Two separate hard drives now run Win 7 x64

Do you have an Advanced Format (AF) drive or a drive greater than 2.2TB on your machine. For some reason WIN 7 ASSUMES that you want to use the AF drive rather than a different drive that you may have specified. This happens whether you are trying to do a new clean install or a repair on an already existing installation. Also, WIN 7 does this with no warning leaving you to ASSUME that you made the new install or repair where you wanted it.

I have very recently experienced the exact same problem when I updated my motherboard and processor.

Even though I did a sysprep on my old install to prepare for the new motherboard, WIN 7 still struggled with the 3TB drives. I tried a few times to 'repair' my install, but then again WIN 7 put the repaired install on another drive.

The only way that I found to prevent WIN 7 from defaulting to the AF drives was to unplug them completely. By this time, my old installation had become so corrupted thay I finally had to resort to a new install instead of the easy migration I had expected.

Once I removed the AF drives, the new install went completely smooth with no other phantom or otherwise installs on the AF drives.

I did have backup copies of my system on an image on an 'Acronis Secure Zone' (ASZ) partition, but with a clean install of WIN 7, once I told Acronis to use the ASZ, it deleted the backups and created a new empty ASZ.

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I'm using Microsoft's XP and have used all of my hard drive letters.  Can I combine two or more of my external USB hard drives into 1 virtual drive that XP will recognize as only 1 very large drive.  I know I should probably switch to a server, but I have slowly acquired 28 hard drives of different sizes ( 250 GB to 1 TB) over the years as I accumulated more and more data for my job.  The way I use them now is to switch them in and out as I need the data.

Answer:How can I combine two or more USB hard drives into 1 virtual hard drive.

Instead of assigning drive letters to disk volumes you could mount some of them onto empty directories in an existing NTFS file system.  This would free up drive letters for other uses.  Reference How to create and use NTFS mounted drives in Windows XP and in Windows Server 2003

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Hi all,

After almost losing most of my data I want to start a good back-up routine.

My computer has two internal 3TB hard-drives. I have ordered two external USB 3 3TB hard-drives.

I thinking about buying HDClone 'Standard Edition', but I want to make sure it's right for me before I buy.

I want it to be a completely exact copy.

Does HDClone clone 3TB hard-drives? (I saw that some software only clones hard-drives up to 1TB)

Do you think I should buy it?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Cloning two 3TB hard drive to two 3TB external hard drives

Remember that Cloning means the Target Drives are PRECISELY "the same OR larger" than the original drives. If the original drivers are 2,974,442 formatted and the Target drives are 2,974,308, you MAY have problems. It doesn't take a lot to be 'smaller', in other words.

Before I plan on software, I make sure the drives fit this important criteria.

I can test out some freebie stuff (Macrium Reflect is one example, or if I'm getting Seagates or WDs, they often include a clone-capable package themselves). I don't want to discourage buying good software - I find the best packages have extensive partitioning services, too - making smaller or larger partitions based on Actual Usage rather than some synthetic boundary.

We do a lot of cloning for Boot SSDs, and our practice is to buy two identical drives. Build one up, load all the software, let the user mess it for a few days, then clone it to the 'cold' identical unit. And then make the users switch that 2nd drive for actual usage. If there's a problem, then the original's intact.

Since your 3Tb drives probably aren't your boot drives but are 'just data drives', I wonder about the time spent cloning instead of "just copying what I want to save" directly.
 

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I have a system and 3 internal hard drives.

The drvies are 120GB, 160GB, and 180GB but my system only recognizes 111GB, 149GB, and 167GB respectively. Tha tis about a 7% loss of space for each drive. 33 gigs lost in total. That's a lot of space.

None of the drives are partitioned and it's not and HP or other like system. It's a custom built PC. I only have an OS (WINXP) installed on my C drive (the 160 GB drive).

No matter how I connect these drives (on-borad IDE or IDE controller card) my system will not recognize the full space of any hard drive I install on my system.

The 120 is slave to the 160 and the 180 is on an ATA controller card (Promise Technologies) all by itself. All are Western Digital. The 180 is a special edition (and I recommend you stay away from WD special edition HDs. I have had to swap it for a refurb 3 times in 1.5 years. This is the first time I have installed it on a newer computer, though, so I hope it does not break like it did on my old, ancient system 3 times. My old system was and AMD 850 Duron with 128M RAM..but I digress).

So is there a way to get back this 33 gigs of missing HD space or is this just the way it is with WINXP?

Thanks in advance.

BTW, my MB is an ASUS P4P800SE with a Cerleron D 2.4MHz in case any of that matters.
 

Answer:7% of hard drive space lost on ALL hard drives...

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Hello:

I am trying to moved everything---program files as well as data files---from one laptop to another. The source is XP, the destination Win7 Home Premium 64. From what (little) I understand, most imaging programs clone everything, including the XP register and boot drive. But how can you then boot the Win7 machine to run the programs that were originally instaled in XP?

I know I can just drag over the data files and re-install all the software, but I am not sure I will live long enough to complete that task. Anybody? Ferris?

Answer:Cloning program drive and data drives from XP to Windows 7 laptop

As far as I know, "cloning" implies moving the operating system (XP in this case)---which you don't want to do because Windows 7 is already on the destination laptop.

I think you are out of luck. If I recall correctly, any transition from XP to Windows 7 requires a fresh install, including applications. You just have to hope you will in fact live long enough to complete the task.

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Hello,

I have two problems:

1.
I have a lot of scanning data, all date and time stamped. All the scans show different status of shipped packages (all shipments have unique ID#, but there are multiple scans on route for all of them to track the packages). I want to find all the packages, for which there was "misdirected" scan, then for all of them, show the scan before. So, the end result would be all the scans that show for each package where it was misdirected (the terminal# of the scan before the misdirect scan).

2.
I want to automate this: run 5 queries every two hours between 8am and 10pm, copy and paste all results into Excel to specified areas (e.g. first query results to A1, second to A5000, third to A10000, etc. or onto different tabs), save as .csv to a specific folder, then send it as attachment to a given e-mail address. Even partial solution can be good.
I only know macros (somewhat), not as much VBA, so I tried that with the TransferSpreadsheet command, but can't get it work.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: ACCESS: Show second latest data and export data to excel from macro

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Hi,

I have two hard drives(40 GB & 160GB both internal) installed in my system. Earlier I had installed windows XP on the first hard drive (40GB) and was using second hard drive as additional storage. I had partitioned my second hard drive into 5 partitions P, Q, R, S, T. Recently I reformatted my first hard drive and reinstalled windows XP. However this has also affected my second hard drive. Now Windows shows only two drives C: (my first hard drive) and D: (second hard drive) as only one partition each. Moreover it is not showing any data on the second hard drive. I want to get back my parition info and data on the second hard drive. I thought that formatting my first drive will not affect second drive and therefore didn't take back up of the second drive. What shall I do to get back my data and partition info.
Regards,
Ansh
 

Answer:How to get data from second hard drive after reformatting windows on other hard driv

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While installing the driver one entry is add in "Services" key for the driver... I don't want to add any data in the Registry while installing the driver...Please send me the procedure asap...
 

Answer:How to avoid adding data to Registy while installing Driver?????????

If you don't add any data to the registry then Windows won't know about the driver and all you get would be a couple of files on your disk.

What are you installing the driver for and how are you doing it?
 

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