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Hard Drive resizing program

Question: Hard Drive resizing program

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

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Preferred Solution: Hard Drive resizing program

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

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

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

Answer: Hard Drive resizing program

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

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I have a single 250gig SATA hard drive in my computer, it has 2 partitions; 1 is the dell utilities and the other is my C:/ (80gig partition), the rest is unallocated space. What software can I use to resize the 80gig partition to include the unallocated space without messing up my boot drive?
 

Answer:Resizing a hard drive

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My hard drive was partitioned into one big and one small section. I want to increase the size of the small section and shrink the big one. How can I do this?

I have windows XP.
 

Answer:Resizing partitions of Hard Drive.

You can do this with partition magic or acronis disk director....

Here one that is freeware never try it myself so....

link http://www.majorgeeks.com/SwissKnife_d1608.html
 

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Have a server running Win2K server and a C drive of only two gig. (Who'd thought three years back that wouldn't be enough). Any ideas on resizing it. It is partitioned and has a large d drive. partition magic spit me out when I tried that. thanks, Jim
 

Answer:Win2K hard drive resizing?

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my 160 gig hard drive is partitioned 50 - 50 c and d drives, ntfs and fat, can I resize this partition to say, 75- 25? there's only backup stuff on the d drive and a lot of space going to waste. Would this be difficult to do and could I anticipate any problems?thanks

Answer:Resizing hard drive partitions

It is not difficult to do and 99.9% of the time it will work just fine, but you must be prepared for things to go pear shaped. I wouldn't attempt this before a full backup and I would want to have the original OS & manufacturer driver CD's (mobo, video, soundcard etc.) available just in case.Commercial untilities like Partition Magic will do this. I use Partition Magic regularly and have never had a problem with data loss. There are similar freeware & shareware utilities available too.click here

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Hello, I have a problem resizing NTFS partitions on my external hard drive. First I tried to shrink one of the partitions using the Disk Manager utility in Windows 7 (I thought that I can resize the other one to the unallocated space using the 'expand' functionality), and later also tried EASEUS Partition Master. Both seem to have trouble with the first step, which is reduction of the space on the first partition (700 GB -> 250 GB), as both programs simply get stuck. (I let it run for 4 hours before giving up). I also tried runnig checkdisk to see if some sectors of the partition are not damaged, but it didn't help. I would really appreciate any hint as to how to solve this problem, or a recommendation about which alternative software to try. Thank you.

Answer:Resizing a partition on an external hard drive

I use Partition Wizard
Free Download Partition Wizard

Can you post a screenshot of your disk management?

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Greetings,
I have been helping neighbour with their Lenovo-b50-80. It originally came with Windows 8.1 and I have upgraded it to Windows 10 and after a few hiccups is working perfectly.
The next stage of upgrading this laptop is to clone the 500GB original drive to a 250GB Samsung SSD using Aomei Backupper Standard 3.2 and Aomei Partition Assistant 6.0

When I go to Disk Management I find that the disk has 6 partitions. Most of which are probably linked to recovering the OS back to Win 8.1
I would like to get rid of all unessential disk space and so I thought I would ask for your suggestions.
At this moment all the files including Windows.old are located on the C: drive.
Many thanks,
s.


 

Answer:Resizing Hard-drive To Clone To 250gb Ssd

So I found https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/documents/ht077144. Towards the end of the page is this image;




Which is 2 partitions short of the Lenovo in #1. The 2 missing 1. Lenovo D: drive NTFS partition and 2. 1000MB partition.
Maybe I should keep them all...
s.
 

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I purchased a T61p with a 160GB drive.  I used another computer with Acronis to copy my image to a larger 320GB drive.  It would not boot.  I read the information from the forum, used Pagagon to image the drive sector by sector with the new drive installed in the computer and booting with the Paragon boot CD.  I have a hard drive that boots and has the ThinkVantage feature, but I can not resize the Preload drive to take advantage of the larger drive.  I played around with it and lost the ability to boot.  I have the virgin drive that I can copy from and start over again.  It takes along time to make the updates and setting.  I would like to have a successful copy and use both the additional size of the drive and use ThinkVantage feature.  The new drive allocation is the NTFS Preload first, next hidden lenovo 32bit partition, and next unallocated area last. I have resized my IBM Z770 and my Compaq several times.  It is very fast and easy with Acronis.  I would appreciate your help.  Please don't just post it solved.  because I have search and read all the hard drive posting in T and W forums.  T61p 64608VU  15.4" NVIDIA 256 T7700 2.4 G 160GB(7200) 2X1024 Chipset Intel PM965 ExpressNvidia Quadro FX570M 256MB

Answer:Resizing upgraded hard drive problem

In general I use TI with good results, which does not mean it is issue free. Try asking your question here: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?s=a1d2187193d7e3b6c4af125a8078b4ff&daysprune=&f=65  

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Is it possible in WIN XP to delete logical drives/partitions and merge them with the boot drive on the hard drive (C:)   

Answer:Resizing hard drive partition within Windows?

Yes. You will need to obtain software to accomplish this task. There is Norton Partition magic, Gparted, and many others.

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Hello, bit of a long one but need some expert advice from you guys.

I recently purchased the above laptop with a 250GB hard drive. It came preinstalled with 3 partitions as follows:

1.5GB: Hidden Toshiba System Recovery partition
116GB: (C:) Windows Vista system partition
116GB: (E) Toshiba System Recovery Image Folder

From my understanding of briefly going over these forums, the Hidden partition houses the mini operating system that controls the actual recovery of Windows and the Image folder contains the data that is extracted and installed to the C: ??? If I am wrong please let me know!!


Anywyay, the problem I have is that I would rather have all available space mapped to the C: rather than on the E:. I have tried using the Disk Management utility to shrink and then expand the partitions but it won't let me expand the C: (I guess as it is the system partition maybe?). I also tried using the Diskpart.exe program but to no avail.

The plan I have is to create the two DVD recovery disks from the utility from the desktop icon.

Copy all the recovery data from E: (About 5GB worth) off the laptop temporarily.

Manually using a 3rd party disk partition utility, delete C: and E: and then set the partitions as C: = 224GB and E: = 6GB.

Using the recovery DVD's, restore Windows Vista to the C:.

Copy all the recovery data back onto E: to practially fill it up and keep it for any future restores from the HDD rather than the DVD's.


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Answer:Satellite A300-1J1 - Resizing Hard Drive partitions

hi
i'm not going to answer the question
but i also have a problem with resizing my drive
i want to create new partitions
but when i reached 3 partitions the system says that " you cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains the maximum number of partitions "
that i have C: 116 G.B and D: 61 G.B and E: 55 G.B
can i create more than these partitions ?
or
at least can i resize C volume so as it contains only 60 GB and the rest i can allocte it in the second primary partitions ?

thank you

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On my laptop there was originally just one HDD and I wanted all my "Media" to be in one partition and then Programme Files etc. in another (being C). This was just so that I could copy the entire 'Drive' I had created making moving videos and photos around easier.
So I used the built in disk partition manager and created some unallocated space, then called that space Drive (A) - But now that (A) drive is full and I want to add an additional 40Gb to it from the original C, but I the "Extend Volume" option is greyed out on the (A) drive even with the 40Gb as Unallocated.
I don't want to download a 3rd party software to do this as it seems so simple? I can do it for the (C) drive - why not the (A) I created?

Thanks!

Answer:Trouble re-resizing partitions on my hard drive using disk management.

Welcome to the forums Craiguccini. Rename your 'A:\' drive to a letter higher than C, but not same as your optical drive. Disk Management wants to extend to a drive on the right of the C:\ drive.

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Can anyone recommend a program for resizing videos to low quality? I'm trying to find something that will let me reduce the pixels to 128x128. I tried Windows Movie Maker, but the lowest it lets me go is 160x120.
 

Answer:Need a program for resizing video

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I've just noticed that when I resize any windows I get an outline of the window rather that the window just getting bigger/smaller, then when i release left click the window goes to that size, this didn't happen when I first installed windows 8 so I don't think it is normal

its kind of hard to explain so here is a screenshot:





anyone else have this small problem and does anyone know how to fix it.

thanks for reading.

Answer:bug when resizing program windows

There is a feature of IE that allows you to see the contents of a window when dragging it. However, it sometimes seems to toggle itself off. I think it has to do with other software that's been installed.

Go to: Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings, then click "Settings" under the Performance area. In Visual Effects, select "Show Windows Contents While Dragging." Click Apply then OK. If this is already selected then deselect it, click Apply then reselect it and click Apply again.

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Does anyone know where I can download a good image resizing program?Everyone I find seems to make the picture distored...thanks
 

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I've just noticed that when I resize any windows I get an outline of the window rather that the window just getting bigger/smaller, then when i release left click the window goes to that size, this didn't happen when I first installed windows 8 so I don't think it is normal
its kind of hard to explain so here is a screenshot:
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anyone else have this small problem and does anyone know how to fix it.
thanks for reading.

Answer:bug when resizing program windows

found out how to fix it if anyone else has this problem
Go to: Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings, then click "Settings" under the Performance area. In Visual Effects, select "Show Windows Contents While Dragging." Click Apply then OK. If this is already selected then deselect it, click Apply then reselect it and click Apply again.

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(wasnt sure which thread to post this in, hope its ok)

I've just noticed that when I resize any windows I get an outline of the window rather that the window just getting bigger/smaller, then when i release left click the window goes to that size, this didn't happen when I first installed windows 8 so I don't think it is normal
its kind of hard to explain so here is a screenshot:


anyone else have this small problem and does anyone know how to fix it.
thanks for reading.

Answer:bug when resizing program windows

found out how to fix it if anyone else has this problem
Go to: Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings, then click "Settings" under the Performance area. In Visual Effects, select "Show Windows Contents While Dragging." Click Apply then OK. If this is already selected then deselect it, click Apply then reselect it and click Apply again.

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Im looking for a free picture program to resize jpegs to a smaller size...my wife works for a public school and has to put up pics on there website...any advise would be appriciated..
 

Answer:looking for free picture resizing program

This works great it gives right click resize functionality like the xp powertoy.
 

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Hi, how do you resize the icons or the entire menu? I want it to be much smaller since I can barely see the ones on the right. I can resize the start menu but not this. Very annoying.

Here is a

Pic

Thanks

Answer:Resizing windows program menu

Have you tried a higher resolution?

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My laptop's disk is divided into two partitions. One for the usual office stuff etc, and the other for digital audio. Both selected at boot via Boot Magic.

However, when I set it it up, I should have made the music partition much bigger than the office, as some drum sample libraries are pretty huge.

Is there a recommended program for resizing partitions "on the fly" without losing data like my old Partition Magic used to do.

I normally back up using Acronis TI 2010.

TIA

Answer:Resizing two partitions on one disk-what program to use ?

Used Partition Wizard. Shrunk C:, Moved D to front of new space, then extended it. Job Done :-)

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I got a 5mp digital cameraProblem is when i take photos and put them on my computer to upload to community sites i use it normally says they are to big to upload or the max res is to highI need a program which will change the picture resolution and filesize to the best size / res possible any ideas ?

Answer:Program for resizing digital photos

Try this one:click here

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This is an operation I have to do about once a month on appx 200+ pictures.

I hope someone here who has actually had to do this can shorten my search. I need some bulk resizing software that will resize much larger JPGs of various larger sizes all down to something like 640- or 800 wide in one fell swoop.

I want something intuitive, that will maintain aspect ratio and is as low-cost as practical as this is for a non-profit group.

Has anyone here had to do this in bulk? If so, what have you found that is best for this purpose?
 

Answer:Solved: Resizing Program Needed

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Hello,

I was wondering if there was a program that would allow you to resize multiple pictures all at once, rather then one at a time? I currently have Photoshop 7.0, PhotoImpact 8.0, Arcsoft Phot Studio 2000.

Thank you,
Sellincars
 

Answer:Program Needed For Resizing Multiple Pics..

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Hi!

I'm looking for a basic program that would allow me to crop and resize photos, decently and fastly.

I am an Photoshop user, but it takes forever to open (not forever, but you get the idea ) and there are times when I just want to resize really quick for an e-mail. I like the cropping feature in Picasa, but there isn't too much of a choice in the resize department. I was using the powertoys resizer, but often it distorts the photo.

I appreciate any input!
Thanks!
Erin
 

Answer:Quick Image cropping/resizing program?

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I'm a big fan of Freesnap. According to the description:
Manually resizing windows can be a pain, and getting them to line up along the side of the screen is an unwelcome dexterity test. With FreeSnap, you can move and resize windows with your keypad. Just fire up the program, and you can use hotkeys to center windows or send them to all corners of the screen. You can use the ""plus"" and ""minus"" keys to resize windows without tiresome clicking and dragging.Click to expand...

The problem is that the last update of Freesnap was in June, 2009. What I really loved was being able to resize the window and center it on the screen.

Anyone have any suggestions to alternatives?
 

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I have a PC connected to my tv in the lounge which i use as a media centre mainly.
It's 4 meters away from my armchair and my eyes aren't so good any more so I increased the icon text size to 150%.
that was fine except the one other Program I use regularly, which has a fixed windows size is now too big for the screen.

I only wanted the text size altered. Why is this happening?

PC is win 7 and I altered the text size from control panel/display BTW

thanks

Mike

Answer:resizing desktop icon text seems to change the size of program windows

Im no expert on this but i thought if increasing above 100% you may need to reduce screen resolution to still fit display window

Although im not sure what that would look like on a big tv ?

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

Thxs

Dale
 

Answer:Program to Put CD's on Hard drive

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Does anyone know if you can take a formatted C: Drive running W2K Workstation, that uses the whole 10GB hard disk, and then using computer management change the drive from one C: drive to a C & D drive? Some vendor told a friend of mine that a particular application should run on a drive other that C so he wants to change the drive config. without re-installing W2K.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Resizing C: drive to make space for a D: drive

You can try Partition magic. It should be able to resize the C partition without data loss. You probably should defrag C first as that will free up the most space at the end of the partition.
 

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

Answer:I Need A Hard Drive Diagnostic Program

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287Scroll down to Western Digital.

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

Answer:hard drive program sixtysix

And the name of the program is?

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

Answer:hard drive program transfer

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

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

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

-nertil
 

Answer:hard drive checking program

Seatools
 

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

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

Something similar to Acronis Trueimage hopefully.

Any ideas please?

Thanks so much

Answer:Hard Drive Copy Program Anyone?

http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/

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

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

Answer:hard drive test program

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

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

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

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

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

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

Care to mention the name of the program?

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

Answer:Hard drive test program

click here

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

Thanks

Webgal

Answer:Program to erase hard drive

Killdisk
Boot and nuke

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I am looking for a program that will:-

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

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

Anybody got any suggestions.

[I am running Windows XP Home SP3]

Answer:Program To Clone Hard Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:hard drive memory /program used

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

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

Operating System: Windows XP

Processor Type: AMD

Ammount of RAM: 512 MB

Hard Drive Capacity: 60 GB

Internet Connection Speed: Cable

Monitor Size: 19"

Printer Manufacturer: Hewelet Packard

Printer Type: Ink Jet

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Answer:I cannot download program to this second hard drive

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Need program for testing hard drive

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

Answer:program to Backup DVD's to hard drive

Closing duplicate thread.

Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/442886-program-backup-my-dvds-hard-drive.html
 

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

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

check if there's a prompt taht needs your confirmation under the main installation screen. try to press: atl+tab or ctrl+alt+del or ctrl+shift+esc check also the last post of this discussion:http://community.acer.com/t5/Veriton/stuck-on-system-restore-installing-office-2010/td-p/148777/page...

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

Answer:Hard Drive Monitoring Program.

jolij said:

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

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

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

Answer:hard drive wipe program

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

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

Thanks,
Red Boy
 

Answer:Hard Drive Monitoring Program

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

Anyone know of anything?
 

Answer:Hard drive backup program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Running A program from Non OS Hard Drive

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

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

Answer:Program Accessing Hard Drive

Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Best Program to Mirror Hard Drive?

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

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Hi everyone and happy new year ! I had a G550 for Christmas (cheap present, isn't it ?) and the drive is weirdly partitionned :- a first W7 partition around 200 Mo (ok)- C is almost 450 Go (Why ???)- D (the Data space) is around 30 Go- and the OEM parition (to restore the system) around 14 Go (ok) I would have liked :- C around 50 Go- D around 400 GoAnd all left for the system I read here and there : be carefull, oh my god, don't touch, do it, do that, .... Well, here is what I did and it works just fine : 1. I use Gparted (use Google or Bing to find it), an open-awesome-source software2. Reboot the G550 with it3. Change the C partition to 50 Go, delete the old D one, change it to 400 Go and Apply the changes. DON'T touch the first one (W7 +- 200 Mo) and the last one (the LENOVO_PART, nyfs, 6.78 Gio occupied / 7.97 Gio free with a diag flag One)4. Reboot the G550. W7 make a "quick enough" chkdsk control on the disk5. Now use the One Key Recovery Tool to restore a brand new W7 on C. In less than 30 mn your computer is available with a C around 50 Go and a D around 400 Go. During the One Key Recovering process, I hope the D drive is not formated, which I didn't control as I didn't think to put files on it. Try it and tell us... That is what Computers World is about : TRYING ! I already have lost all my datas, my mother, my brother, my dog.... Don't be afraid, you came naked, you will left us naked ! ps : Back-up all your datas on another drive befo... Read more

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

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

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

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Hello all,

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

Thanks everyone! :major
 

Answer:Hard Drive contents listing program

Have you looked at WinDirStat?

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=183868
 

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

Thanks.
 

Answer:Free Program for reformatting hard drive

active kill disk
 

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

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

Thanks,
Chazsan

Answer:Hard Drive Program Transfer Question

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

Best bet acquire a new installer.

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Hi!

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards
Laakspen

Answer:Move program files to another hard drive

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

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

Answer:Installing a new hard drive using ghost program

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

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

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

Answer:Best hard drive content recovery program?

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

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

Answer:Move Program files to 2nd hard drive?

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

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can i store programs on a external hard drive ?

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

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

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

Answer:Hard drive data recovery program.

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

GetDataBack for NTFS

or

GetDataBack for FAT

It is the Best!
 

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

Answer:Registry/hard drive logger program

Revo Uninstaller Pro have that feature.http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.htmlBasically, you want a program with an output like the one Metallica uses in his Malware Removal articles on Malwarebytes?https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/177872-removal-instructions-for-splendor-search/#entry1015081Someone told me the name of that utility once, but I forgot it. I'll ask in the IRC tonight, if no one replied here by then.

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

Answer:Copy program from Free CD to Hard Drive?

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

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

Answer:Program to show you hard drive usage?

Take a look here: SequoiaView

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

Answer:Running Program on External Hard Drive

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

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

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

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

Just wondering what others use. thanks.

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Hard Drive Image program

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

Answer:Good hard drive backup program?

Acronis True Image.

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

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

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

Thanks

Answer:Hard Drive WIPE program for Vista?

Hey truthseeker

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

To wipe completely

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


Defrag

Auslogic


Cleanse

Total privacy

Regards




Craig

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

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

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

Thanx!
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Answer:Move program files to new hard drive

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

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

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

Answer:Format hard drive but save program

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

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

Answer:Boot up Program to select Hard Drive

click here

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

Answer:Program that detects hard drive rpm speed.

Try:

Diskspeed32:

http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1073
 

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious


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



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

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

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

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

Answer:Need a Free Hard Drive Clone Program

http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/ or http://oakdome.com/k5/tutorials/clone-with-usb-drive/clone-with-usb-drive.php
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Fix for Antivirus program filling Hard Drive

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

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Hi all,

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

Thanks,

Z
 

Answer:application hard drive usage program

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

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

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

Answer:Saving a software program to hard drive

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

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

Answer:Deleting program on removed hard drive

You might be able to use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove the instalelr references to it and hopefully successfully reinstall it. Here's the program: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
 

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

Answer:best hard drive image backup program?

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

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I have a slight problem. I have a Windows Server 2008 virtual machine with a 558Gb Hard drive that I need to migrate to another virtual host. The target virtual host has just 550Gb of space in which to host this machine.

There is tons of space (over 250Gb) on the machine that needs to be moved but when I run Shrink from the management console it tells me it can only be shrunk by 3004Mb.

I have turned off the swap file and restarted the server but still it will only let me shrink it by 3004Mb.

Is there a way to "free up" the already empty disk space?
 

Answer:Resizing Server 2008 Hard Disk

I do not have any experience with Windows Server but can you try and resize using diskpart?
 

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Hello all,

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

Answer:Looking for a great external hard drive backup program

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

Doesn't hurt to try other programs.

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

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

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

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

hollyoaks777 said:

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



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

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

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