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Windows 7 wont run XP on Maxtor 250GB HDD

Question: Windows 7 wont run XP on Maxtor 250GB HDD

i run windows 7 on a core 2 acer pc and pc wont recognise driver of 98 op system

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Answer: Windows 7 wont run XP on Maxtor 250GB HDD

?explain yourself clearly - not enough here to understand let alone replyWhy would you need a driver for the 98 OS on windows 7?http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...___________________________________________? When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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Hi

I've recently reinstall a fresh copy of XP Pro, I got a Gigabyte 8inxp MB, a WD 250GB install on primary channel as Master, with 2 partition, 125GB each

I've also got a Maxtor 250GB connect to ATA133 card

Before, I got everything up and running , then I install Maxtor drive, card, and Maxblast 3

and I have drive C = 125GB, D = 125GB, and G = 250GB(this is the Maxtor)

then I do a boot-from-cd and install a fresh copy of XP Pro
now I cannot see my Maxtor

I tried to use my Maxblast3 software to mount the drive, but it say it only detect the Windows drive, therefore it won't let me run

When I tried to run Maxblast3 in DOS (from a floppy), I have to format and erase everything, I don't want to do that, I have some important documents on that drive that I do not want to lose

all drive were NTFS
 

Answer:Cannot see my Maxtor 250GB

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Maxtor 250

Just put a Maxtor 250 GB into my mate's machine, Maxblast3 will only let me have 137GB, Windows XP will only see it as 31.4GB. I've managed to partition & format it in my own machine correctly but when I put it back in his, it F***s up again

I've updated the Via 4in1, the bios is already updated to the latest version

I'm guessing a new MB is in order ??????
 

Answer:Maxtor 250GB seen as 137

i've had that 2 with my 200Gb, windows only allowed 138Gb
do you have SP1 installed cuz that seemed to do the trick on with my 200Gb


:grinthumb The best of Luck :grinthumb
Greetz Selage
 

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I am new to this forum and desperate to find a solution to my problem. My colleague told me of this service and here I am.I had a Windows98 PC with an external Maxtor 250GB firewire connected to it. I took the main HD out (the one with the w98) and installed new one and installed a newly purchased copy of XP. At this point I've connected my Maxtor without installing the driver thinking that XP would recognise it, but nothing happened. I installed the driver but nothing? it can be seen in the disk management as disk 1 and that's all; the next step would be a format, which I refuse to do it.I reinstalled my old drive (w98) back into the case, win98 started as normal, I connected the Maxtor and to my big surprise this drive is not being recognised anymore; even when the PC configuration is exactly what it used to be. I only can see the Maxtor through fdisk but not anymore as a 250GB FAT32, apparently now is a 40GB FAT !?!?!!.Please help me. I have far too much data on this drive including pictures going back 4 years and documents. This drive is a back up of my previous PCs. I cannot afford to lose this data.ThanksAndy

Answer:Cannot see Maxtor 250GB Firewire W98 pc --> XP pc

The data's probably there, just need to connect OK. I had trouble with my Maxtor OneTouch when I connected it without the Maxtor drivers installed, even on WinXP. Suggest you install Maxtor drivers properly before connecting. If that doesn't work take the drive to another WinXP comp, but install the drivers first!

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I have a 250GB Maxtor Hard Drive that I decided to convert to an external drive when I got my new Dell (bad idea). It worked great for about a month, then one day I get an 'ambulance-like' beeping alarm from the external. I'm relatively certain its telling me the hard drive is dead... most likely from insufficient cooling in the cheap external HD case I bought. But, I dont have any experience with hard drive alarms so i thought I'd ask. Does this alarm mean this drive is dead for good?
 

Answer:Dead 250GB Maxtor HD... I think

I would check your documentation from your ext. drive case and see what the sound meant. You can always plug it into an IDE cable to check it.
 

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maxtor 250GB hard drive reports 2000GB.windows is able to create a volume and formated it as a 240GB, but after deleted volume and recreating it, it cannot format the drive.

Answer:maxtor 250gb hd reports 2000gb

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware...Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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Hello . I built a computer for someone and put a 250GB Maxtor HD. In bios it shows as a 250GB hd but it's only being recognized as 123GB in windows. What do I need to do? I have it on a PC chips Mobo, with a AMD athlon XP 2600 prcessor. How can I get to use all 250 GB's.?

-achanz

Answer:250gb 16mb Cache Maxtor Hd

What windows is it?

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Does anyone have this hard drive?

If so, how loud/cool is it? I found a very good deal for it and would like to purchase it, but not if it's going to make my case vibrate in circles or melt itself out of the drive bays.

If you know anything about it without owning it, feel free to comment.
 

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The Maxtor One-Touch II (250GB) indicates the unit works with Windows XP but says nothing about working with Windows 7. Will the Maxtor One-Touch II (250GB) work with windows 7 or is there an upgrade patch or? Thank you

Answer:any upgrade to all Maxtor One-Touch II (250GB) to work 7?

Are you concerned because you are upgrading to Windows 7? External USB hard drives should not be OS specific. Any automatic backup software might be. I suggest that if you are using Windows 7 with that external you wipe the backup software off the drive and use Window 7 Backup and restore with it instead. Backup and restore is designed to work with external hard drives.

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Hello, I've recently done a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate and one of my harddrives is not showing up correctly. The harddrive itself is my Local Disk D, it hasn't got any system files on it however it is displaying at the wrong size:

The problem lies in the fact that on boot my Computer's BIOS detects the harddrive as a 233GB harddrive. This is not a problem as I understand that the harddrive itself isn't the exact size as what it says on the box, however the Windows 7 installation and Windows itself only detects the harddrive as being 148gb.

What I've Tried Doing:
I've tried different things to resolve this issue. I've looked at the Disk Management, but there are no extra partitions and I've also looked at the harddrive in Partition Manager which again only picked up 149gb and no unallocated space.
I've run a partition recovery tool in Partition Manager which did not detect any lost partitions containing the rest of the harddrive.
My System:


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Answer:IDE Maxtor 250gb Hard drive Problem.

Hello samboyd93. Welcome to the forum.

The only thing I can think of is that the drive is set as a SATA2 drive on an older computer that only does SATA1 (please fill in your "My System Specs" to help avoid these kinds of guesses) although I doubt it.

If you look at the back of the HDD there are jumper pins. Setting a jumper sets the SATA speed on most drives. You may need to consult the HDD's documentation to see what the different jumper positions do. Every manufacturer has a different setup.

I would try setting the drive as SATA1 to test. But both drives should be at the same setting. Also try plugging the problem drive into a different port or using a different SATA cable. Can't hurt, might help.

You should also go into your BIOS and check the settings for that drive and compare them to the settings for the other drive. They should be the same.

Hope that helps.

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hi, i have been trying all day to fix my aiptek hyperpen, to no avail, and it turns out now that my external maxtor drive is now corrupt and unreadable, i can't do a thing with it, have tried reinstalling drivers, but i'll give it another go. any ideas. i have all my work and digital photographs form the past year on there, without any back up, we live and learn.

Answer:maxtor 250gb external usb/firewire corrupt

Try plugging the external HD into another pc and see if that can read it....It may be a problem on your pc rather than the external drive.

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Hello and thank you in adance.
I am reinstalling XP on my Dell XPS 600 (had ubuntu but need Windows again) and at the onset of the install XP gives me an error that it cant detect my HD (I lost the original XP reinstall CD).
No problem got the drivers from Dell"s tech support site. Extracted the files onto floppy drive but now during the install XP is missing some txtsetup.oem file...Dell wants me to renew warranty fro $150 bwfore they help.
Any ideas where i can find this file?

Thax again
 

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I'm not sure if this is a coincident but I just recently reformatted the hardrives of my main comp. I backed up a lot of data and programs onto my Maxtor 5000XT 250GBUSB drive.
I can watch movies and play mp3's from the drive but I can't consistetly move files from the 5000XT to other drives on my system.
Sometimes a small file will move with no problem other times a 3MB file may say that it will take 10minutes to xfer and it the xfer fails.
I ran CHKDSK with the following command:
chkdsk /f /r G:

CHKDSK says that it will do a five step process. After step three says 100%, I get the following message:
unable to read the security diescriptors data stream

I don't think this is a good message.

So then i try to do a defrag. The defrag prog says that it can't run becaus chkdisk is scheduled. I check the system schedule and there is no indication that chkdsk is waiting to run. The defrag prog. also says that CHKDSK will run after I reboot. I reboot several times and CHKDSK never runs.
I wouldn't be so upset except that I have been using this removable drive as my back-up storage and no I cant reload stuff back to fresh clean main comp.
I have two questions:
1. Is my drive toast?
2. If it isn't, what can I do to fix the problem

Thanks in advance,

VC
 

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Hi all, thanks in advance for your feedbcak. right, ive got windows seven installed on my p bell easynote mx37 s 200 laptop 250gb hdd. for dome unknown reason when i install my new 750gb toshiba mk7559gsxp hdd it will NOT accept windows. ive tried everything i know, from fresh install to system image restore. i have read in places that i need to install Rapid storage technology from intel and in other places have read that i need to change the enable disk controller in bios. i kniow this is going to be something SO simple that ive overlooked something. thanks again for any help.

Answer:New HDD just WONT accept windows 7 from 250gb to 750gb

Hello OfficialSteve. Welcome to the Forum.

Your description of your problem is so broad it could mean anything. Could you describe exactly what is going wrong with the installation? Is it that the installer cannot find a drive to install to? Or does the installation crash? Do you get ant error messages?

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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 250GB will not backup after pluging it into USB ports I get message no external drive selected. I'm running Vista home premium service pack 2 The last time I used it it worked fine (Plug it in & automatically backs up) It does show in Computer & I can oped it there I tried reinstalling it but I get message like ( newer version allready installed) I checked USB Ports & they are working Attached two pics please...... HELP
 

Answer:Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 250GB "no external drive selected"

This is really a question for Maxtor customer support, since the drive works in windows the drive is fully working as far as my help goes, notice the maxtor helper doesn't detect any drives and you have many connected, I would first try reinstalling and updating the maxtor application, I would also try removing some of the other drives you have connected since there are Five.

Try this, go to control panel, admin tools, computer management , diskmanagement , right click drive and make sure your backup partition is marked as active, since it shows in my computer it should already be.

Right click the drive in computer,properties, security and make sure you have full admin privileges.
 

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Hello,

can someone help me - I have recently re-installed XP onto a 250GB hdd but it is only seeing 127gb drive. I have service pk1 and service pk2 installed and the bios on the system is seeing the 250gb drive.

Can someone help me

Thanks in advance

Elaine
 

Answer:Re-installed XP wont see 250gb hdd

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Hi, Im new to the forums.

Im having problems with my external harddrive i backed up all my data so i could sort out my virus problem which i used the removal of viruses guide on this site. After, my computer was "cleaned" i plugged in my harddrive and and it was recongnized by Vista but when i try to move all my data back to where it belongs it wont move back. Could this be a virus problem or is my system in need off a proper virus "hunt" and a good virus "clean". i can access the files they just wont go on my computer

Thanks,

Sam

Could it be my hard drive infected with a virus is so tell me how to remove it

Answer:WD 250GB hard drive wont move my files

What happens when you try to transfer files? Do you get an error message? You'll need to be more specific than 'it doesn't work'

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I'm trying to upgrade from the 30GB Toshiba harddrive that came with the unit to a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250GB EIDE drive.
I take the swap the 30GB out for the 250GB put in a bootable version of XP SP3 CD-ROM and nothing - no sign that any power is getting to the drive.
The CDROM tries to write boot files to the hard drive but nothing happens.

Same thing happens when I try to use the 3cd pack from Toshiba or the recovery CD from Norton Ghost.
The computer is not seeing the drive. Put the old 30GB drive in and it boots up right away.

My BIOS settings show it to be set up for EIDE and to boot from the CDROM. What steps am I missing?

Answer:Satellite 2410 wont see new 250GB hard drive

Hi

It looks like the BIOS does not recognize the new HDD? I assume it?s too large?
The Satellite 2410 series is old and I assume it will not support bigger HDD?s than 120GB due to the 28bit LBA

So try with smaller HDD like 80GB or 100GB.

Greetings

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hello all

today i have buyed a 250 GB Western Digital 7200rpm 8mb casch but when i format the drive he wont give 250 but 232 GB its ATA/UDMA100 set as slave on a
AMD 1800XP
512 MB DDR
Geforce 3 ti200
80 GB WD 7200rpm 8mb casch
250 gb WD 7200RPM 8 mb casch
Windows xp pro corp.

tnx alot ppl


 

Answer:Western Digital Caviar 250GB wont give the FULL size

I didn't do the math, but that sounds about right. There is a difference in the size the manufacturere advertises, and the actual reported size once the disc is installed on the system. Manufactures report the size as 1billion bytes=1GB, where your computer uses 1024MB=1GB. Manufactures also round up sometimes to make the size even out and make it look more desirable. an example would be a drive with 123billion bytes capacity might be sold as a 125GB or 128GB because it looks better on paper. I believe that tactic is mostly used by lesser brands, but I'm not completely sure if some of the major makers may use it as well.
 

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My Maxtor harddrive wont format AT ALL.
in partition magic it either gives me error 1513 or 986
the 1513 solution tells me to run chkdsk /f on the drive but
I cant run it on that drive because the drive doesnt have a letter assigned to it because all the space on it is unallocated. its completely bare, nothing on it at all
im so lost and i have no clue what to do, any mind helping me out?

Answer:Maxtor harddrive wont format?

BTW im running windows XP on an 3000+ xp if that matters at all

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hey i have a Maxtor personal storage 3200 and im having a bit of a problem...

i got it at christmas and until now it has been great!

i plug it in and connect it up using the usb cord and then..computer says theres a power surge on the hub port....
i disconnect the HD and reset it and nothing happens.... not quick - play nothing!!!!
the HD is turned on and working (hear it working) (light is on)
im a bit unhappy becuase its basically brand new!

please help!!!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Maxtor Hard Drive wont Load!!!!!!

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Hello, i normally chill on the gaming forums, cept this time i have a hard drive issue.

I recently bought this setup, its a whole new computer:

Graphics Card- Radeon ATI x800 Pro
CD Drive- Memorex 16x Dvd 48x CD rom
CD Drive- Memorex 52x CD rom
Sound Blaster Live
Creative SBS Live 5.1
Motherboard- Asus K8V SE Deluxe
Cooling system- Silent Boost/ Case Fan Tornado
Ram- Corsair 1024 3200 Kit
Processor- AMD Athlon 64 3200
Case- X Super Alien
Harddrive- Maxtor 200 GB SATA

When i got all the parts, my dad built it all up.

Now, when i go to turn it on, it shows up with the blue screen with Bios stuff.

For some reason or another, the Maxtor isnt listed.

Anyone know why?

Answer:Maxtor Hard Drive wont work without Bios!!! Need help here!

are you sure that you connected the HD to the Mobo and the PSU?

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I have 2 raptors in raid and a 300gig maxtor SATA II drive I just added in. The problem is the bios and raid controller setup shows the maxtor but windows wont acknowledge it exists. Not even in disk management or hardware manager. What gives? arent they two seperate controllers? If I disable raid on one of em it disables it on the other. I have a choice between base and raid for the controllers, but its also both or none.
this is on a Gigabyte NF3 K8NSNXP-939. The raptors are on the controller in the middle of the board and the maxtor is on the lower one.

ps I just formated in on another computer and it picked up on that one.

Answer:2 raptors in raid + a 300gig maxtor Wont Work

Now put it back since you formatted it. see if it recognize it

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I have a ASRock K7S41GX mobo with and a new maxtor 160gb hdd ultra ata 133, but my bios is not recognizing the hd, i was told the mobo supports ata 133. Is there a difference between ata133 and ultra version? Can i get the bios and win to recognize the hd without buying a ultra ata 133 pci card? i have win98 on another hd, which i tried to use as the boot hd and the maxtor as slave but no bios or win recognition, and i cant partition the 160gb as its not recognized rather as master or slave. how can i get it recognized and partition it if i have to. i was goin to put win xp on the new hd, but dont want to dump my other drive w/ win 98 if i dont have to...

PLEASE HELP.

THANKS

Answer:ASRock Bios wont recognize maxtor ultra ata 133 160GB hdd

Welcome to TF!

well first you need to check to see that you have the jumper on the back of the drive seated correctly, then you'll have to either use xp or a 98 boot up disk to get to dos (or in xp use the setup) to format the drive, then it should come up during the post.

Also, I know maxtor's come with cd-roms.. you may need to install something from the disc before moving on.

good luck =)

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I got my gaming pc up an runing again but it wont see the drive the first time I booted.  So since I changed the MB I thought about just formating them.  Thing is these are "MAXTOR DRIVES" so I went to use Maxblast since that how I do mostly all my drives.  Also, since most are maxtor.  It came up saing that it couldnt find any ATA drives or any at all, once I got in.  But it seen that I had one that wasnt being used as my boot drive an not part of the system.  So I dont now since this is usually how I setup my drives. 

Answer:Maxtor Unformateable Drives Maxtor Brand??

Now I'm missing 11 mb on drive E?  Some reason XP labeled as that an wants to know if I want to format it.

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I have a 250gb Maxtor Diamondmax10 SATA harddrive. In windows it only reads/writes up toe 233gb, it shows that thats its limit. In everest and every other diagnostic tool (hell even BIOS!) they all say that its 250GB. Any idea how I can get my other 17GB back??

Answer:250gb HD only gets 233gb on Windows!

Upgrading Service Pack might help.

Also goto disk managment and see if theres any unallocated space.

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This is my first post on this web site. I certainly not a guru and could use some help of this is the way you ask for it. At 78 I am kind of slow and methodical but am willing to follow detailed instructions as to how to keep my old pc going.

The Windows community has convinced me to do a clean install of Windows 7 on a new 250GB SSD that is replacing my HDD. The C: HDD is getting errors when I use Seagate's SeaTools programs and my PC has really slowed down to a crawl. in trying to repair my C: HDD I have run System File Checker multiple times (no Problems). Checkdisk multiple times /f/r options. it only shows errors on stage 5 of 5 free space verification and correcting errors in the volume bitmap.
My latest Windows Backup on a flash drive and a Windows System image on the External HDD are considered not reliable by the community and they strongly recommend a clean install of Windows 7
I have the WIN 7 DVD with product key that I purchased when I went from XP to Win 7. I have the other SW apps product DVDs. Although I have a Windows Backup and a Windows 7 System Image I have been told, and I believe, that this would be dangerous to use vs doing a clean install. Now that I am convinced to do just that I want to be pro-active in making sure that I do it right.
Is there a step by step process documented anywhere that will take me through this install. I need to save years of data from all of my pc applications, e.g., Quicken, Word, Excel, Adobe, email, etc.
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Answer:clean install of Windows 7 on new 250GB SSD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RogerAttila


This is my first post on this web site. I certainly not a guru and could use some help of this is the way you ask for it. At 78 I am kind of slow and methodical but am willing to follow detailed instructions as to how to keep my old pc going.


Hi Roger, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The process of clean installing and restoring your data is quite straight forward. You can use Windows Easy Transfer (WET) to backup your personal data, all your documents, images and such, then clean install and finally retrieve the backed up data again using WET.Step 1: Use WET to transfer your settings and data to an external hard disk or USB drive
Step 2: Clean install Windows 7 on your new SSD
Step 3: Use WET to restore your settings and data
Tutorials:Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
Clean Install Windows 7
If you have any questions or issues either with WET or clean install, please post your questions in respective tutorial thread. Any other concerns, please post here or start a new thread in an appropriate section of our forums.

Kari

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I've recently purchased a 250gb HDD, USB connection.When I try to transfer files to it, only 4gb is being recognized, the rest is "unallocated".I have tried locating updates or upgrades for my BIOS (Aopen MX4LS), but haven't found any. My chipset is up to date.It doesn't seem to be recognized by my BIOS, but in Windows, it shows the full volume.What can I do, so that I can use it ?

Answer:Windows XP with SP1 not recognizing 250gb HDD spac

What file system is used? If this concerns a slave drive and not a clean Windows XP install, you will have to reformat the HDD first by using Windows disk management.

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Dear UsersWin Xp is not recognizing 250GB HDD how to make it recognize 250GB HDD and what would be the file system for the partition FAT32 or NTFS (Recognizing means not showing its full size)thanks

Answer:Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD

What do you mean by not recognizing it?The best file system is debatable.I'd recommend NTFS for (supposed) speed benefits over FAT32 and newer features, plus you can use files more than 4Gb in size with it, which you can't with FAT32.Also, I heard Windows XP won't format volumes over a certain size with FAT32, hopefully someone can clarify whether this is right or not.However, NTFS is subject to the "RAW phenomenon".  I don't understand this, but I've seen it mentioned, hopefully someone can explain that too.

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Hi beautiful people,

Currently im using a 60gb partition for windows 7 32 bits ultimate in a SATA HD (AIHC mode), i've been told in the past that it is not recommended to use the entire HD as one partition cause slows the system (the needle works more), is that still true?

Answer:Windows 7 in a 250GB Hard Drive

To a certain extent yes, It is better to have one partition in the top of your drive to hold your system files (programs, drivers, etc) and another partition to hold your data. This will help your system run faster.

However, you cannot just rely on this alone. You should do regular disk cleanup using a program like CCleaner (don't use the registry cleaner option) and defragment your hard drive regularly as well.

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i need to format HDD to fat32 for a movie player standalone....win7 is formatting to some funny format and making my hdd drive click in the player.

what do i do to format to fat32 and what cluster size , ty

Answer:Format to Fat32 for 250Gb in windows 7

Hi ollie007

Welcome to SevenForums
Are you having issues converting media (video) to a standalone player (format) or do you want to convert the data (video) to fat32 format?

Regards

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Hello guys,

My client has 250gb harddisk & it has only 1 drive & there is lot of data i.e about 20gb in it.

PLZ tell me any software which can reduce size of c drive & create new drives without causing loss to windows & without loss of data,

I also need pdf to word converter.I have download many softwares but no one is perfect.Plz tell me that software.

I will be very thankful for your reply

Regards

Answer:windows 7 c drive is 250gb.How to make new partition

To reduce the size of the system partition in order to create a new, second partition, there are several third-party solutions for doing that, two of which are:

Free> EaseUS Partition Master: Free Partition Magic alternative. Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 32 bit & 64 bit - EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition.

Not free > Paragon Partition Manager: Paragon Partition Manager Personal - Overview

As regards a PDF > Word converter, I don't think a perfect one exists. Besides, we don't know which ones you've already tried.

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Hi folks, I bought ThinkPad R61 3 years ago and it has been working perfectly. Last week however I dropped it down and as a result the original HDD is damaged. So I have bought new hard drive - SEAGATE 250GB SATA2/8MB 9.5mm and it turned out that I cannot install Windows XP (neither SP2 nor SP3) on it.The message from the Windows setup is: ?Setup did not find any hard disk drive installed in your computer.? Well, of course before the installation I have partitioned the hard drive (with Partition Magic) ? I have created primary drive, activated it, then I have formatted it.I tried everything I could think of but the result is the same ? Windows XP setup does not recognize the hard drive :-(Unfortunately I do not have recovery disks. Can anybody help me with advice how to get rid of this situation and install the Windows XP on the new SEAGATE drive? Thanks and best regards,Lyubomir













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Answer:Please help, I cannot install Windows XP on a new HDD (SEAGATE 250GB SATA2)

Hello Ipashov, welcome to Lenovo forum!
 
Please check this thread out and follow the give instructions carefully.
 
 

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Hi All,

i have a tecra S3 PTS30-E which has come from the company i work for which was no longer required.

i have replaced the current 40gb hdd with two different ones -

Western Digital 250 gb WD2500BPVT

toshiba 120gb - MK1252GSX

I have tried both seperately and windows XP pro service pack 3 will not recognise either one.

i have downloaded sata driver from toshiba website and installed via F6 during boot, windows asks which driver, windows 2000 or XP, i click XP and enter, windows continues until then advising no hard disk found

i have also tried downloading intel drivers after searching other threads and this also does not work via the floppy route.

i have also added toshiba drivers to XP iso using nlite to create a slipstream disk and while xp loads from disk, i noticed "toshiba raid driver" being installed. Same result no hard disk found.

Can someone help ?

thanks

Answer:Re: Tecra S3 - new 250gb Sata hdd - windows does not recoginse

hi,

> Tecra S3 - new 250gb Sata hdd - windows does not recoginse

According to the specifications on this page:

http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-tecra-s3-s411td/1707-3121_7-31556311.html

Your laptop has Ide interface, as far as I know on old IDE interface there is a 28bit LBA limitation that means the notebook can only handle HDDs up to 128GB.

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Hi, I want to buy a new hard drive for my desktop PC, and I was wondering if the western digital black 250GB hard drive or western digital enterprise 250GB hard drive would work better for such a PC. Both of the HDDs I mentioned are SATA, in case you're wondering.
 

Answer:Solved: western digital black 250GB vs. western digital enterprise 250GB

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Hi all!

My 30gb Maxtor is acting funny for a few days now. At times I’ll get a balloon popup in the system tray saying, “New Hardware Found” and the name of it is “Laxtnr” I go into device manager and sure enough Maxtor is now Laxtnr! At times it’s accessible under that name and other times it’s not. I uninstall the Laxtnr drive and then search for hardware changes and then Laxtnr will now become Maxtor! I ran SeaTools and it passed all tests so what the heck?
 

Answer:Maxtor to Laxtnr back to Maxtor

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I recently upgrade my PC, and have installed a NEW 250 GB S-ATA Hard drive.
My bios has been upgraded, and when in the BIOS setup it recognizes the drive as what it should be, 250GB, When I was installing XP and creation a partition thru the intall progam it only let me setup a 131GB partition. I set up a 100GB partition and left the rest to play with afterwards. In the Computer management/disk manager in XP I have my 100GB partition and only 30GB of unallocated space to work with.

Does anyone know how I can resolve this problem?

Shamus

Answer:250GB Hard drive, Windows only allows 131GB partitionable

Since this was a fresh install you need to add SP2. XP came out with a 137G limitation which was addressed with SP1. SP2 has replaced SP1.

If you only want a single 250G partition there are a couple of ways to address it.

1) Install SP2 and then run Partition Magic to resize the primary partition to pick up the extra 150G.

or
2) Slipstream SP2 into your copy of XP and then start over from scratch with a fresh install.
Chas

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Hey,

Can anyone please help me with the SSD Speed on Windows 7 x64 Professional?

I own the two HDD's in the picture, but the SSD has the same speeds like the HDD

I honestly don't know what to do as I have installed Samsung Magician and updated firmware, but there is no improvement...

Just bought the PC and it does not seem to perform as expected and I don't want any probs in the future....

My Rig is:
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage Samsung 840 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Case Corsair 350D ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Any reply is much appreciated folks!
A beer from me to the lad that helps me out

Dan

Answer:Samsung 840 250GB SSD not performing correctly - 250MB on Windows 7

"I own the two HDD's in the picture"
what picture?
"the SSD has the same speeds like the SSD"
that sounds normal.

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We removed old disks from my reliable but sluggish Dell Pentium 4 and installed a new Hitachi 250GB drive. Windows XP installed fine, but the system will not reboot after we install SP2. Tried twice, rolling back to the previous configuration.

Tried installing SP1 (fine) and several critical updates THEN SP2, but same problem; after the "successful" install the system must be restarted, but now it will not boot. Instead we see the message saying Windows cannot start, and giving options for booting in safe mode (this works), booting in safe mode with networking (does NOT work). We have tried F8 at startup & tried Debug mode, but this just took us back the same menu (Safe, Safe w/networking, Last known good, etc.).

We have already checked for BIOS updates, and found none available.

Any ideas?
Thanks
 

Answer:Installing Windows XP on new Hitachi 250GB drive, won't reboot after SP2

Update on this problem: with the restart on failure disabled we were able to proceed a bit further, and have now disabled our AVG virus s/w, and rolled back again to run a disk check... before trying SP2 again.
 

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There is in regards to my SimpleTech portable hard drive and My new Dell Inspiron N7010 17R which has windows 7. It tells me that it can not recognize the device when I plug it into my USB port. It works great in my Dell Inspiron that has windows XP and my Lenovo at work that also runs windows XP. I have tried another laptop at my place of employment that has windows 7 on it and I get the same error message on that machine also. It has to be a conflict with the SimpleTech 250gb and Windows 7.
Your Help is very much appreciated!!

Answer:simpletech 250gb external hard drive & windows 7

Hi and welcome to TSF please try here to see if there is something at the support site for your drive to work with win 7 http://www.simpletech.com/support/support_downloads.php

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I've been getting this "Windows - Delayed Write Failed" error for quite some time. It's strange though, because it seems to be happening totally randomly.

Here's what happens:

I could be using firefox 2 mins after I start up my computer or be playing a game 4 hours after I start my computer and then a delayed write failed error (or several) suddenly appears from the taskbar in the lower right corner of the screen, failing to write either a system file of some sort or a file related to whatever program I happen to be using at the time. Then everything becomes extremely choppy and eventually totally freezes up. I then have to manually restart at which point it will either work normally or be slow and then freeze up during startup. For some reason, moving my HDs to different SATA ports (since my mobo has 4 ports) tends to fix the problem for a while before it starts happening again.

Does anyone happen to have any idea how to resolve this problem or what is causing it? Is my HD failing, does it have to do with my drivers/firmware/bios, or is it some sort of software bug or conflict?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

(btw there don't seem to be any problems with the disk when I check it with chkdsk or the seagate disk checking utility)
Specs:

Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200 RPM SATA (Two of them, not in raid)
Windows XP home edition SP2
Intel BOXD975XBX2KR LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard
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Answer:Windows - Delayed Write Failed error with 250GB SATA internal Seagate drive

Ooh, my task bar and desktop just disappeared and I just got a message saying:

Windows - System Error
Unknown Hard Error

And when I clicked OK, it just reappeared. When I tried to shut down, my computer locked up, so I had to shut down manually.

Restarting failed, but my computer seems to be working again now that I have switched the HDs to different SATA ports again. For now...

This can't be good...
 

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Thank you for considering my situation.

First, the emotional state that I am in is punishment for the many opportunities I had to back up my work on cd. I fear the worst for my Photoshop .psd files that represent a year of the best work I have done to display my graphic design.

My computer is 3 Ghtz with 512 RAM and has a floppy, zip, and cd/dvd drive. At the time there were two hard drives, both Maxtor. I took my system to a private service to upgrade to 1024 RAM. The serviceman booted with the hard drive in question and I replied that he booted the wrong drive. I could tell because I saw my old wallpaper on the screen. This drive is what I have been using for storage.

When he booted to my new system hard drive, he had to tell my that my comp suddenly could not recognize my storage hard drive. I could see in the bios that it took a few seconds to auto recognize the maxtor drive. But Windows XP clearly could not access the drive, as I could see no D:// in My Computer. This made me PARANOID and I made him TAKE OUT THE DRIVE and put it in a safety bag. Now my computer is upgraded and I can see for myself that Windows XP cannot accept the drive at all. Bios can see that it is Maxtor, but XP won't use it. It was working fine before I took it to the service.

Now I don't care about anything but getting my stuff back from the invisible drive if possible. This includes over a year of my work, my portfolio and resume, all my internet accounts and passwords, FAQs and Tuto... Read more

Answer:Windows XP does not recognize my Maxtor HD!

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Maxtor computer purchased in 2003 witn windows XP. Computer will not boot up. Can I use the MaxBlast 3 installation software to fix problem?

Answer:windows xp won't boot up on Maxtor

MaxBlast software is designed to setup or troubleshoot hard-drive problems. If you have a hard-drive problem, it may diagnose (and possibly repair) it, but you'll likely still need a WinXP installation disc to get it going again. What errors (if any) are being displayed when you attempt to boot the machine? "Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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Hi all

I have just installed windows 7, and it seems to run very well, however it cant find my second harddisk.

My harddisk is a 500 GB Maxtor, with an TX2Plus controller on the motherboard - when I look up the device in the device manager, it is missing a driver for a "Mass Storrage Controller".

I have searched the web, but cant seem to find any drivers.

Any help will be great

Best regards
Jens

Answer:Windows 7 did not install my extra Maxtor HD

Try downloading drivers from this website

http://www.promise.com/support/downl...&productID=139

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hi,
my friend recently bought a new 200 GB Maxtor 8 MB cache HDD. He sets his old Western digital hard drive to Primary Master 1 and his new Maxtor HDD to Slave. He got as far as being able to detect the 2 drives in Bios but when he enters windows, it cannot detect the new hard drive. As directed by Maxtor's main website, he downloaded the MAX BLAST 4 HDD utility to attempt to format his hard drive for use. However, he couldn't find his hard drive model.

PS: His chipset is Intel 865 motherboard.
can anyone help?

Answer:windows does not detect Maxtor 200 GB HDD + 8 MB cache

in windows xP.
(ah **** mine is in Norwegian
go to controll panel, admin tools , "datamaskinbehandling" (cane it be data management?)
(the ikon who looks like a pc...) then if u find it. lol sorry for language isues.
u geet a new window. on the left side look for diskmanagement
then u shud geet on the big window all hd connected.
and one u have to click and.. oh dont remember again..i belew it eksplains it self when u geet in here.


uh. this was hard to understand... hope some with better skils in eng helps out....

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Please help!

I have a 160GB Maxtor External Hard Drive. I've backed up about 100GB of data from a Mac computer. I'd like to use the remaining 50GB or so for data from my Windows PC. Is it possible to now format the drive for windows (ie. partition, FAT32, NTFS -- none of which I understand, yet) without losing any of my Mac backed up data?

Thanks in advance!!
 

Answer:Maxtor External Formatted on Mac; Use on Windows?

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help, i am needing to be able to make my own floppy for formatting a new maxtor harddrive and a new floppy boot disk for windows 98, mine is corrupted it seems, where can i go to make these bootdisks for myself?
Thanks, Kelly
 

Answer:boot for new maxtor harddrives and for windows 98

http://www.bootdisk.com
 

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Hi,

I have a problem with my 1TB external HDD in windows 7. I am able to read it in my Windows XP laptop but for some reason I can't read it in my Windows 7 laptop.

Windows 7 is able to recognize the partitions but not the contents.

Can anyone please spare some thoughts on this?

Thanks

Answer:Maxtor 1TB External HDD issue in Windows 7

Does it have a drive letter assigned to it - go to control panel - administrative tools - computer management - disk management - right click the drive and select - change drive letters and paths . If this doesnt work post back a picture of diskmanagement - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
Also add your system specs

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My Maxtor II hard drive worked OK on both XP and Vista. The Vista laptop has expired and I now have Windows 8.1 on a Toshiba laptop.The software seems to load OK. The laptop does not recognise or let me access the drive when connected, although it appears under Device Manager. The hard drive has a password and it has been suggested this is the reason I can't now access it - does this mean I must remove the password using another computer?Is there some other known reason why I have a problem? Under the Main Menu none of the 3 functions lets me view the information on the drive.

Answer:Problem accessing a Maxtor II drive using Windows 8.1

your post is a bit confusing...are you saying you acquired a win 8 laptop and don't know the HD password?HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions

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I have windows MCE 2005. External hard drive is Maxtor oneTouch III - using the USB connection. I want to use Windows backup (Start/AllPrograms/Accessories/System/Backup)
When I try to do that I get a message that I need to start Removable Storage service using hte System Services function of the Management Console.
I totally do not understand MMC. I have read and read again how to do it. But it is just to confusing for me.
Can anyone give some guidance about windows backup using an external hard drive?

I can use the "Backup" on the Maxtor HD without problem. I just want to backup certain files using windows backup. Am I just out of luck. Thanks

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Just installed my IDE Maxtor 200gb hardrive Bios read that the hard drive was there but when I go into explore it says I still have 1 hard drive.

Anyone help me out?

Answer:Just installed Maxtor 200gig Bios says it's there windows says not

Windows doesn't see it AT ALL?

Is it formatted?

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Hi, i need to know how to optimally partition one maxtor 160gb hdd, and with which size

Answer:Windows 7 how to optimally partition Maxtor 160gb hdd

What do you want to use the partition for... Just to use for your pics/docs/videos? Prob best to leave 120GB to the operating system and programs, that only leaves about 30GB unless you get rid of the hiberfil.sys and the pagefile.sys

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i have bought a maxtor diamondplus 10 HD and have used maxblast to copy the entire contents on my C: into the Maxtor HD (H:). I wanted windows to load from my Maxtor HD so i have changed my Maxtor drive letter to C and my previous HD (C:) to H:. Now when loading windows from the new HD everything works up to the point when i have to type in my password. Once i have typed it in it says loading personal settings then immediately logs off without loading the desktop and the things after that. This now happens to both my HD as to see if it loads on my old HD but it doesnt. Now i cannot load desktop on both HD. is it the password that is causing the problem? any solution?I have XP PRO with SP2 with norton security.

Answer:Maxtor 200GB Serial ATA windows loading problem

Don;t know if it is entirely the cause but have you loaded the Sata Raid drivers for the motherboard.

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Originally Posted by valery59


I have Maxtor one touch external drives which I want to use in windows vista 64 Bit. But when I connect them it doe snot work and the maxtor/seagate site doesn't have it anymore apparently.

Anyone have any idea how to get it to work? Will it even work under Vista 64 bit?

Thanks




I have a Maxtor OneTouch 4 that is working fine using Windows Vista Ultimate on a 64 bit machine.

Just plug the external hard drive in to your computer and let it recognise it as another hard drive. In other words, don't log in to it, just close all of the pop up windows that appear.

Set up your backup regeme using the "Backup and Restore Centre" that is available as part of the windows package. You will obviously need to select the drive that it is going to back up to and the external hard drive will need to be plugged in for the backup. Sounds like a dumb statment but mine is rarely plugged in. I let Windows try to start the backup, which it can't because I don't keep my external hard drive plugged in, so the backup fails, which reminds me to plug it in, I then perform the backup.

Works for me......

Answer:Maxtor one touch external drives which I want to use in windows vista 64 Bit.

If that fails, I see that you were part of another post and have firewire.
Have a look here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f19/...rs-269576.html

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I have a Maxtor Central Axis connected to one of the LAN lines of my Netgear WPN824N wireless router.  Before a recent move, I was able to access the drive from both computers on my network.  After the move, I can access the drive through its software,
but not through Windows explorer.  I would like to be able to access through Windows explorer. I would also like to allow access to a MAC computer on the network.  Any suggestions?
 

Answer:No access to Maxtor Central Axis through Windows 7 on wireless network

Contact Seagate\Maxtor support as it is not a Windows issue. The device was not designed for Windows 7.

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It has 2 UBS cables. One is for Power + data and the other is just for power.i have 1.1 USB, but the specs say drive will work with 1.1I have one USB port on my laptop, so i have a 4 port USB hub. I connected both the power+data and the power cable to the hub and I get nothing. The power comes on the hard drive, but the drive is not visible anywhere in my computer, windows explorer, or in disk management.

Answer:Maxtor Basics external USB drive not showing up in windows explorer

also... this is a Dell laptop with XP Pro installed.

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I'm trying to install Windows 2000 on a 20GB hard drive that is connected to a Maxtor Ultra ATA/100 PCI Adapter Card in a Compaq DeskPro 2000 6233MMX.

Following Maxtor's directions, I downloaded atadrvr.exe from their website and created a floppy disk with drivers that will be needed during installation.

I booted to the Windows 2000 Professional CD. As directed by Maxtor, during setup I hit F6 to specify additional drivers. One of the drivers available was for the Maxtor ATA/100 Windows 2000 driver. I selected this and got the following response:

"File \Windows2000\Ultra.sys caused an unexpected error (1038) at line 1211 in D:\nt\private\ntos\boot\setup\oemdisk.c"

I tried another manufacturer's IDE controller (SIIG) and got the same message.

If I continue, it fails.

I was unable to find any incompatibilities at Microsoft's HCL.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Maxtor Ultra ATA/100 PCI Adapter Card - Windows 2000 installation (1038 error)

Have you tried hooking the HDD up to the MB ,installing Win 2000 then install the Controller Card ???? Might be worth a try...
 

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i have a fresh copy of windows 2000 professional installed on my computer.

Everything i go to microsoft update and try getting all the updates it never works?

i tried also installing my ipod shuffle cd with no success either, i get a message 1607: unable to install installshield scripting runtime... i cant figure it out either....

nothing is working right at all on this thing?

why wont the updates work and why cant i install my ipod software?

thanks

Answer:my windows 2000 wont install anything? windows update wont work... virus?

Try reinstalling 2000 again and if you don't have service pack 4, I suggest you download it and apply it. You only need SP4, you can skip 1,2 and 3 since 4 contain previous fixes.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000...4/default.mspx

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hi, window will not boot goes to blue screen that says process 1 initizaltion failed and starts dumping, then reboots to reapir, wont repair, tried booting to reapir disc and used bitdefender rescue which showed no virus, then tried booting to my winodws 7 upgrade disc, it says loading files then goes to a windows screen and nothing, tried recovery and it only shows one date may 6th, recovered to that date and does the same boots then goes to blue screen, in advanced i went to promt screen and tried chkdsk c:/f/r and it said failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50, so now dont know what to do if i need a new hard drive or what bios looks the same as always please help mike

Answer:windows 7 wont boot, wont go to safe mode or start on windows 7 disk

Have you followed these steps - Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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a-10cuba old windows 95 game wont play on windows 10.. wont play on dosbox
what do i need,, anybody comeup against this before
there are a bunch of exe files on the install cd but a couple of them are asking for directx files so i click on the old directx install folder on the game cd {a-10) and it does not offer an install option

where do i get old DX install files this is a windows 95 game






















  My System Specs
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Computer Type PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number gigabyte
OS win 10
CPU i3
Motherboard gigabyre
Memory 8
Graphics Card 240

Answer:a-10cuba old windows 95 game wont play on windows 10 wont also dosbox

It appears you have a computer running the 64-bit version of Win10, those games from Win95 could be 16-bit or 32-bit, Win10 seldom does 16-bit.

Which version of DirectX is needed? Mine shows it has DirectX 12 support but also lists 10 and 9.1.

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a-10cuba old windows 95 game wont play on windows 10.. wont play on dosbox
what do i need,, anybody comeup against this before
there are a bunch of exe files on the install cd but a couple of them are asking for directx files so i click on the old directx install folder on the game cd {a-10) and it does not offer an install option

where do i get old DX install files this is a windows 95 game



































  My Computer
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Answer:a-10cuba old windows 95 game wont play on windows 10 wont also dosbox

It appears you have a computer running the 64-bit version of Win10, those games from Win95 could be 16-bit or 32-bit, Win10 seldom does 16-bit.

Which version of DirectX is needed? Mine shows it has DirectX 12 support but also lists 10 and 9.1.

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Hi guys, I want to connect my ps3 hard drive on pc to use it on pc, so when I get my new computer I can use it with it straight away, but right now I want to use it on my current pc, I plugged in both the one cable and the other one (sata), that goes from power supply cable to the HDD.

when I booted the pc it said installing device drive software, and said, device is ready to use, I go to my computer, and it ain't there, do I have to set it as secondary in bios?

Win7 Ultimate final rev

It's automatically set as fourth IDE master. restarted pc and still doesn't show up, I heard I need to format, is that true? like that to know if I should re-gain windows 7 disk

Oh and t's actually 320gb
 

Answer:250gb hdd ps3 on pc?

Open up Disk Management (in the admin tools control panel), it should show up in there. I'd delete all the partitions and create 1 new one that incorporates the whole disk. Then format as NTFS.
 

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I wanto buy a samsung evo 850 ssd which is expensive for my budget but i think itll be worth it...
I need advice as i dont know if i need the 500gb as opposed to the 250gb.
Ill only be having my os and a maybe 2 games (overwatch and league of legends) and ill only be watching youtube and movies and doing homework via microsoft office. Will 250gb run out easy if i get it?
Thnks in advance.

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Question: 250gb and beyond

Hi all first post and yep theres a problem.... first the specs
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum board
64bit amd chip
2gb crucial ram 3500
MSI FX5900SP VTD256 ddr
100gb ide
deskstar 250gb ide
deskstar 250gb ide
3 yamaha scsi dvd writers

quite a simple problem you would think....i need both of the 250gig drives to be unpartitioned ( os on one drive). so its down to the 137gb problem. all of the solutions i have read so far is based on the sp1 and sp 2 route .I.e format the drive at 137gig then install windows xp pro and, then update with the pro pack and the drive should be showing at 250gb , im not having too much luck with this approach has anyone any other ideas ?
 

Answer:250gb and beyond

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As the subject line says, I'm looking for a 250Gb HD to add a second HD to my main PC.Any suggestions/recommendations?Cheers

Answer:Which 250Gb HD should I go for?

That it's an E-IDE drive that I'm after, not a SATA one.

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Hello,
 
I do not know what happened.. but I lost... 250gb+ of my files in my laptop. On the HDD where was 40gb free space now there is 326gb..
Most of my programs that I had... they just disappear... same with the movies.. (but for example .3gp files still are there)
Moreover, option "restore system" was disabled...
 
Those are logs from the OTL.. I dont know if it will help...
OTL - http://wklej.to/wfa5K
Extras - http://wklej.to/l4yKb
 
I gave this laptop to a computer shop.. but all they did was trying to install antivirus.. then they did that checkdisk when you start the computer... before the login window (it took like 2h or maybe even more)... after that I took the computer back...
Now I dont know what to do, because files can be overwritten, due to the system partition.
And giving this laptop to a professional shop that is specialized in restoring files will cost me SO MUCH.
 
I beg you for help... on the HDD I had very important things
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Greetings,
 
Btw: Sorry for my english.. I hope you can understand everything

Answer:250gb disappear from hdd

Hello, please repost your question with the full OTL log here so we can advance.
 
Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs

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hi ,everybody i have a dell d600 laptop with a 40 gb harddrive and 2 gb memory . my question is i am trying to install a 250 gb harddrive ,but the laptop doesn't recognise the drive ,so i can't install windows on it . i even bought vista .the laptop won't recognise the drive .help
 

Answer:250GB Hdd Not Recognized

Hi,

What do you mean the laptop won't recognize the 250GB drive? Do you mean in the BIOS? When trying to install Windows? You can try to download a linux LiveCD like Knoppix or Damn Samll Linux and boot from that (F9 or F12 at the Dell BIOS) and see if it sees it. If so, format with QTParted or Fdisk and then try Windows again. Maybe the drive is bad.

Let me know if this helps.

Adrian
 

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I've been looking at some of the features in Samsung Magician, and ran the Benchmark test twice. Both times I got very high scores, above the max listed in the program for all 4 tests. I have the drive set to MAXIMUM RELIABILITY. Just wondering about the scores reliability.

Scores in Parentheses are Samsung 's listed maximum high:

Sequential Read
549 mb (540)
Seq write
532mb (520)
Random read
97442 (97000)
Random write
70189 (66000)
 

Answer:Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250gb

Benchmarks are artificial at best [and a benchmark from the mfg is tailored to that particular piece of hardware] I would think you would get different results using a another benchmark program such as ATTO.

In short do not put too much emphasis on any given benchmark. Modern ssd drives are reliable and it should last for quite a while so I would not worry about the drive.
 

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Hello, I'm hoping I can find a solution to my problem here as I couldn't find one elsewhere on the net.
I have a laptop and currently have a 120GB hard drive in an external enclosure. I have just bought a new 250GB hard drive and have installed it in the external enclosure. Though partitioning and formating the 120GB was a breeze, I've had nothing but problems with the new 250GB.
Below are the specs of what I'm working with. In both Partion Magic and in the Win2000 Disk Management, it correctly displays the 250GB drive (233GB). Regardless of which program I use (ie. Partion Magic, Win Disk Management, command line FORMAT) I get problems.
Generally, what will happen is it will partition fine. Then it will begin to the formatting process (VERY slowly) and then either throw an error either during or at the end of the process. And this is when I try to format a very small partition (ie. 100MB). I have successfully formated a 10MB partition. On a large partition (ie. 30GB) the format process will start but will not progress.
The only two things I can think of is that the drive is faulty, or because I am booting my OS from a floppy there is some sort of recognition problem.
I can't run the diagnosis software from Maxtor because that requires the drive to be installed internally.
So any help to this problem will be greatly appreciated.
Additionally, how long should it generally take to format the 250GB drive in its entirety?

Comp: Toshiba Satellite 2805-S201
OS: Win2... Read more

Answer:What's with the 250GB Drive

HHhhhhhmmm...sounds like a bad drive to me. Do you have a desktop computer that you can use to attempt to format the drive??

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Question: 250gb hd problem

Hitachi 250gb hd, was working fine, everything was ok. It was split into two partitions a 128Gb clip, and a 104 gb clip. The 128gb clip had information on it. Now the drive is recognized in bios properly. When it boots to windows it comes up as 8gb, and has information on it, but I can't access it. One more thing the drive now says fat, when originialy it was ntfs. Under manager, The drive says it is split at 138g and 104 gb. Any ideas? when I run a drive test the drive says it has a bad cable, I swapped the cable out three or four times, to no avail.

I think I have it all listed, oh windows xp home, installed on it's own drive.
 

Answer:250gb hd problem

Has nothing to do with drivers or Spyware, it is more of a Bios issue. What is the manufacturer and model of the computer that this drive is in? Also, do you have SP2 installed for XP?
 

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Question: SIMPLEDRIVE 250GB

I HAVE A SIMPLEDRIVE 250GB MOD # 96300-40001-001 THAT IS NOT WORKING I CAN NOT ACCESS IT ON A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP ANY THOUGHTS?

Answer:SIMPLEDRIVE 250GB

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Please do not type in all caps. It is considered rude and yelling.

How have you gone about connecting the drive to your PC?

Does Disk Management see the drive?

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Question: Deskstar 250Gb Hdd

I just bought a new deskstar 250Gb Hdd which I am trying to install in my Compaq Pressario S3190UK

I know its got to be set to slave but I wasnt sure if I should set it up as a
16 head, a 15 head , 32 byte clip or auto spin dissable and all of those choises are available on the drive

I went for 16 heads and booted up

In " my computer " the new drive does not appear ( I still see all my original drives there) yet in System/Hardware /device manager it shows up under drives and on clicking its properties it says this device is working properly

Without seeing it in the " my computer folder " I cant really format or partition it so I then tried partition magic
That saw it fine and reported its size correctly . I told it to create an ntfs partition and use all the drive . It changed color as it should and all that was left was to click on make changes now but when I did that it went straight back to tell me the new drive had no partitions created

I tried various combinations, of primary or logical drive , small or large partitions and fat or ntfs but always it refuses the last step of actually creating the partition .
What am I doing wrong ?

Regards

Don
 

Answer:Deskstar 250Gb Hdd

First I will assume your drive is showing up as the full size in the bios and is corrrectly identified.

If you are using either xp or win2k. Go to disk management; start>run type in diskmgmt.msc and hit enter. See if your drive shows up there; it should be listed as disk1, disk0 will be the master drive. If it shows up there, you need to partition and format the drive. Right click on the drive and choose to create a partition; I like extended partitions for data / storage drives. After you create the partition, right click again and choose to create logical drive. You can make the entire drive one partition or organize it into say 3 logical drives; whatever you want. After you create the logical drive you will need to format them. Again right click on the logical drive and choose format. Use ntfs for your drive. In fact if you use partitions greater than 32 gig, fat32 is not even an option.

Just think about how you want it organized before you start.
 

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hello i have formatted my new Portable HD after 4months but its showing used space 97mb can anyone pls tell me is that normal or is there sum problem ? i mean it should show used space 0 bytes ?

Answer:WD Portable 250GB HD

Is the file NTFS or other i.e. FAT32?

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Hi,
I just bought a maxtor DiamondMax10 250GB HDD...
and i bought an external case so i can use it on my laptop(toshiba A-50)..

I have used a 400GB external Drive on the same laptop before..
I have also used 200GB external drive before on the same laptop..
all of my previous hdd were western digital....

The problem is:
I wanted to format (partition) the hdd... but the computer said that the capacity (unformatted) is around 2 TB
i tried to format it as one partition, it wont do it...
I tried to minimize the capacity to an acceptable (close to real) level (set it to 230Gb) but it wont do it...

I tried to format it using FAT32, and it worked but to a maximum of 200Gb, it is ok... but the problem is that i can only use 10 GB after that the harddrive gives an error (write-protected)...

1- have anyone used Maxtor drives before as externals???
2- Have any one came across this problem before ???
3- Will it work in a normal PC or not?? (just to format it)... because getting a pc in here is quite difficult

Thanks in advance....

NOTE:
I used the windows XP disk managment tool...
and i used also Partition Magic 8.0....
all with the same results...
 

Answer:problem... 250Gb Hdd is seen as 2TB !!

What external are you putting the drive in?
 

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hello,i have installed a 250GB Western Digital Caviar HD on my system. but i cant seem to get the full 250 GBi have installed XP PRO and service pack 1 but its showing 233GB and it says that its using 106 GB i dont know what to do to have the full 250GB showing, you guys have any pointers pleasethanksVJP4 3.2Ghz HTAsus P4 C800 E-Deluxe512mb PC3200 DDR RAMSapphire All In Wonder Radeon 9800 ProWestern Digital 250 GB Hard DriveAntec 350W PSU

Answer:cant get full 250GB

The drive manufacturers reckon a kilo is 1000 (reasonable, I suppose), but the rest of the computer world regards it as 1024.So a 250Gb drive is 250/1.024/1.024/1.024 = 233Gb.

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I purchased a new samsung eco drive 1tb hdd to add on to my custom built pc. I currently have the 250gb partitioned with xp on it. I installed XP on the new 1tb and when i have both hdd hooked up, XP gets a blue screen of death with the 250GB... if i unhook either one of the drives and run them alone, they run fine.
I updated the bios, chipset drivers, etc...
 

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Hi My os : Win10 64 BitSSD : 250GB SamsungBefore posting here I searched here for a solution and i only thread that i find is here l Even if i shrink many of the software out there clones entire disk! Tried Macrium Reflect as per a CNET video, it says not possible to clone to my 250 GB ssd and my C drive is only 105GB with some software like AutoCAD etc.Any solution for this ?

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Hello, I just ran out of room on my 500GB HDD, Its a 7200 RPM and I like the speed of it. I started looking for a new HDD when I came across an 60GB SSD. I never thought of buying an SSD before. Now I can't decide if I should get the SSD or the HDD ( same price) I need a new drive for linux, but my current drive only has 3GB left. I was going to partition 30GB to linux and keep 30 for Windows. Then transfer my OS to the remaining 30GB, that would free some room. I am a gamer so I need alot of room for games. If I get the 250GB HDD then I would have alot of room for more games and linux. But then I would not be able to boot Windows 7 in seconds. What should I get?

My specs:
Intel core i5 2500K ( stock speed )
MSI - H61M-P20(G3)
8GB of Vengeance DDR3 RAM @ 1333 CAS 7
GTX 550 Ti 1 GB ( Overclocked )
1 500GB 7200 Western Digital Caviar Blue HDD
500W PSU.

Answer:SSD 60GB or HDD 250GB?

Go with an SSD. If you choose the 60GB SSD, you will have just enough space for the OS and a Office Suite and a few other apps before you start to run out of space. If you can afford it, go with a minimum of 128GB SSD as your primary drive, then wipe your 500GB mechanical drive and use as a storage drive.

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My T510 is getting that and i'm not sure if it's enough space or speed.   is $63 dollars worth a 320gb 7200rpm hd?

Answer:Is 250gb 5400rpm hd enough?

whether it is enough depend on how much programs you have and how much you store on the laptop. 

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Hi,

I'm sure this is simple, but I can't figure it out and searching google hasn't found me any answers. I am building a new system. It all works fine. But I have a WD 250GB hard drive I"m using. When I boot from WinXP Pro CD, and go to format the drive and install the OS, it only tells me I can format 130GB of space. Nowhere to be found is the rest of my drive...

Any thoughts as to what I"m doing wrong here?

Thanks!
Kimberly
 

Answer:XP won't format whole 250GB HD

Hi, if the version of Windows on the install CD pre-dates Service Pack 2, you will get this problem.

Microsoft added the ability for Windows to see hard drives bigger than 137 GB in Service Pack 1 (and Service Pack 2).

If you have access to another PC, download Service Pack 2 (which includes Service Pack 1 btw), and integrate it into your install source and burn a new CD from which you can install. You can find good instructions for doing that here:

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

You can download Service Pack 2 (full 266 MB package) from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...BE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

As a workaround, you can create a partition less than 137 GB, install Windows, and then install Service Pack 2 and you will be able to access the rest of the hard drive. Then you can partition the rest from the Computer Management interface (right-click "My Computer" > Manage...)
 

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I have two 250GB hard drive in my pc and I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro SP2. It's running on an Abit motherboard with Athlon 64 dual core 4400+ CPU. I got the computer from a friend and decided to do a clean install so I deleted the previous partions and made a new one. It went through the whole formatting process fine then went through the windows setup. It then did an automatic reboot but right after POST it gave me an error message. It said Trap followed by 0000005c ==============EXCEPTION=========================== and a series of hexdecimal messages afterworsd. I've done this twice and had the same problem and I just wanted to know if you guys knew anything about this?

Answer:Installing Win XP Pro SP2 on two 250GB HDD

Greetings gfx dude, Welcome to TSF!

Firstly, you only need to install the Operating System one ONE of the HDD's not both of them.
The second HDD can be connected as a "Slave" and can be used to 'save' everything that you download, plus emails and other data, such as music etc.
I suggest that you check the CD for scratches and marks; wipe it very gently from the centre to the edges with a lint free cloth.
To give you the best chance of getting Windows? installed without hassles, such as those you are experiencing, is to completely wipe the HDD with Darik's Boot N Nuke.
Wiping the HDD this way will completely erase everything off the HDD and take it back to a RAW unformatted state, as if it had just come out of the factory.

Just so that you do not forget anything when doing the installation, please read this...

The Windows? XP Installation Check List.

1. The Windows? XP SP2-CD (naturally)

2. Darik's Boot N Nuke (Click the coloured Link).

3. Please read this guide.

4. The Motherboard CD that contains all the necessary Drivers etc.

A couple of tips...
a. Darik's Boot N Nuke will take about 4? hours to completely wipe the Drive; however, this will vary depending on how big the Drive is. (That estimate is for a 80Gb HDD).

b. When you get to Figure 7 in 'The Guide', you can create more than one partition here by simply telling Windows? how big you want it. Should you do decide to create an extra parti... Read more

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Hi
I have looked through previos questions but couldn't find a solution. I have a 250g USB driven HDD not recognised by ny PC. I used the HDD on my TV so I think it will probably need reformatting. When plugged in it appears in Disk Management but without a drive letter and when I right click on the drive most of the options, including allocate letter are greyed out. Any solutions?
TIA

Answer:USB 250GB HDD not recognised by PC

I would recommend PartedMagic, it is now paid for software, but at only $4.99 it is a sound investment. Download it, burn it to a cd or put it on a USB stick and boot from it.
Have the suspect drive connected and PartedMagic should be able to see it and it will enable you to format the drive, whatever the existing filesystem is.

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I've recently installed a new MSI KT3 Ultra motherboard, and a new 250 gig western digi hard disk. Now, in the bios it recognises that the drive is 250 gigs however when i setup xp it only recognises it upto 130 gig and won't see the full size of the drive.I know 48-bit LBA mode addressing needs to be enabled and as far as I can see it is turned on in the BIOS and as i say, the bios recognises it as 250 gig but windows doesnt and only shows it as 130 gig.Any ideas?

Answer:BIOS Says 250GB HDD... XP says 130?

bump

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Hi,

Just purchased a new Samsung SP2514 250 gig hdd and XP can only see 32239mb.

Tried using samsung's drive overlay to install xp, but gave up + uninstalled it -(the drive overlay).

I booted from the Xp cd + installed but XP only sees 32....gig's.

I have enabled big LBA by using EnableBigLba from www.48bitlba.com to no avail.

From searching through the forums, I see that a BIOS update may be necessary.

Do I also need to update my motherboard + chipset?

If so, are reliable updates available free on the net?

Any step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated.

Thx in advance
 

Answer:[b]SAMSUNG SP 2514N 250GB HDD[B]

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I've got 2 250GB HDD's, I know FAT32 won't work on, but I really don't want to use NTFS. I run Windows and Linux, so having 500GB of HDD space that Linux finds hard to handle isn't really my best option.

Is there another file system or way around it that I can run on Linux and Windows without to much trouble?
 

Answer:FAT32 and 250GB HDDs

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Hey guys.
I setup my system on a 250gb hard drive but system reads it as a 127gb. I downloaded the software for converging it to its original form yet it won't let me as it is the C:// drive. If anyone can point me in a direction that might be able to assist, that would be awesome (i.e. a possible partition of the space that wasn't originally read?) THANK YOU!
 

Answer:Op sys is on 250gb, reads as 127gb

Do you have Windows XP Service Pack 2? That is the usual cause for this problem.
If you do not, you mayl not be able to partition the drive to anything larger than 132 GB... 127 or so after formatting the partition.
It becomes a catch 22. You could partition and format the hard drive to the 250 GB figure, if you had Windows XP Service Pack 2 to do the setup of the NTFS partition. It will work once as the full 250, or so, once it has Windows on it, but getting Windows on it prevents that.
There are solutions online you should be able to find with a Google search, but they require jumping through a few hoops.
One solution is to setup the hard drive as a slave in a computer that has Service Pack 2... or setup the drive with two partitions while slaved in another computer.
Alternately, set it up as 127 GB, then upgrade Windows with the Service Pack 2 disk you buy from Microsoft for $3.40, then use partition magic or Acronis to enlarge the partition.
 

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Hi, Does anyone have any experience of this USB External hard drive? I think my Western Digital 'My Book' is going to pack up soon, so need to find a replacement. Yesterday i asked about a Buffalo drive and got some positive responses, but this one looks good too (and tiny in size). Thanks - Tony

Answer:Seagate 250gb FreeAgent Go/2.5

I use a Buffalo drive however, and it's extremely reliable - the only irritation is the incessant humming noise the drive motor makes.

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Hi I have an Acer T135 -S870 and would like to install a 250 Gb SATA drive but it is not recognised in the Bios or through Linux Mint that is installed at present on my 80Gb drive in the T135-S870 Could you help me please in solving this problem.

Answer:250Gb drive not recognised

Have you tried to connect only the new hdd with the same cable of the old HDD?

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Hi,

1st off sorry if this has be told before,

I have a 250gb external hdd which now only show 100mb.

It was an old hdd out of an old 7 laptop (which got accidently dropped and insurance replaced) I asked for the hdd back, which when I got it back was fine and working well, I did a quick format and not used it for over a year,

come to use it now to store movies and pictures on and it say volume 100mb?

How do I get the rest back?
Cheers

Answer:250gb hdd showing only 100mb

Can you see it in Disk Management? (right click on My Computer and select Manage, then go to Storage > Disk Management). Disk Management (What It Is and How To Use It)
Is it showing the drive? Does it show the total disk size?

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Hi I have an Acer T135 -S870 and would like to install a 250 Gb SATA drive but it is not recognised in the Bios or through Linux Mint that is installed at present on my 80Gb drive in the T135-S870 Could you help me please in solving this problem.

Answer:250Gb drive not recognised

Have you tried to connect only the new hdd with the same cable of the old HDD?

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Hey. I got a 250 gb western digital HD (WDC WD2500JB-00REA0) this started about a week ago, i keep hearing the drive stop like being cut from power and then powering up again,i had my computer on for a couple of weeks before this started could this anyhow affected it. I also tested it with SpeedFan S.M.A.R.T function and it gave me this warning - "NOTE : your hard disk Power On Hours Count attribute current value (96) is below the normal range (97 - 100) reported for your specific hard disk model. Basically your hard disk was powered on for more than the maximum time the average user did. This means that either all of the reports collected are from hard disks that were not powered on for too long (this is realistic for recent models) or that your hard disk is becoming old. Usually this is not considered as a pre-failure advisory, but you should check whether you want to replace the hardware or keep an eye on its performances over time."
Thanks.
 

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