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Speed of saving to internal hard disk vs USB 3.0/2.0 external disk?

Question: Speed of saving to internal hard disk vs USB 3.0/2.0 external disk?

If I am saving a backup to internal hard disk vs USB 3.0/2.0 USB external hard disk

1. Backing up to an internal 3.5 hard disk vs backing up to an external 2.5 hard disk using USB 3.0, roughly how much extra time would the external backup need to complete the backup process?

2. Backing up to an internal 3.5 hard disk vs backing up to an external 2.5 hard disk using USB 2.0, roughly how much extra time would the external backup need to complete the backup process?

Thanks

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Answer: Speed of saving to internal hard disk vs USB 3.0/2.0 external disk?

There's no definitive answer, it would all depend on which internal drives you had (SSD/HDD, SATA 6GB, SATA 3GB) and which external drives you had and their relative transfer speeds. It's all just guesswork without that info.

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Couple of hours ago my Windows 7 could not recognize my external USB hard disk (Maxtor Basic). It came up on Disk Management and Device Manager but not on My Computer. However I fixed it (by deleting its line off regedit in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices, plugging out the ext. HD and plugging back in). Windows automatically installed the drivers and I could access the drive.

But now Windows shows my Maxtor as a fixed disk drive, instead of "devices with removable storage". I still have the option to "Safely remove hardware and eject media" from taskbar, however I rather have Windows treating it as a Removable USB Storage so that the disk can sleep when not in use. I am pretty sure it has something to do with regedit, so any help would be appreciated.

Answer:USB external hard disk shows up as internal fixed disk

Welcome to Windows 7 Support Forums, Sactyr.
A word of caution! Its never a good idea to alter your register,
IMHO please review your device manager and check your devices for your disk drives, check for any warnings in the driver area.
I'm attaching my screenshot for comparison as I have a similar configuration.

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i have a 80gb internal hard disk since it was not sufficient i switched up to a 500gb hard disk so i want to know whether i can use my 80gb hard disk as an external hard disk
if so how please instruct me
 

Answer:how to change a internal hard disk to a external hard disk

Is the 80gb drive ide or sata?
 

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What is the difference of 3.5 external hard disk (e.g. WD My Book) vs a 3.5 internal hard disk fixed into an enclosure to work like an external hard disk?

Are both good to be use as an external drive to store backup?

What 3.5 enclosure is good?

Thanks

Answer:3.5 external hard disk vs 3.5 internal hard disk with enclosure?

What do you mean fixed into an enclosure to work like an external drive? Are you referring to a My Book 3.0 VIA USB 3.0.... vs.... an internal SATA III SSD or HDD? Be a little more specific.

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hi all,

i would like to ask you a very basic question:

What is the difference between an external hard disk and an internal hard disk mounted on external enclosure?

Is using internal hard disk in external enclosure risky in terms of loosing the data?

Is using internal hard disk in external enclosure reliable to use?

kindly let me know as there is a vast difference in the price of these hard disks. The external hard disk is costing more and if i use internal hard disk in external enclosure price is very much reduced.

my only concern about using internal hard disk in external enclosure is the reliability.

thanks in advance,

regards,
 

Answer:External Hard Disk v/s Internal Hard Disk in External Enclosure

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well ive run out of hard disk space like every other laptop user and i wanted to try and set up an external kit

what i had in mind was to use a PCMCIA card to IDE or SATA connector to connect via the pcmcia slot to a normal IDE or SATA internal hard disk drive in an enclosure...

is this possible or a pipe dream?

if it is possible - will the connected hard disk have the capacity/speed to boot up an operating system or run apps off it?

also what would anyone recommend - an IDE or SATA HD considering the fact that its connected via a PCMCIA card and its performance is/isnt limited by it...

really hope someone can help as i havent got a clue

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Hello, I have a Thinkpad X220 laptop.  I wish to format the entire hard drive and install Ubuntu.  As a precautionary step, I wish save the recovery media on to another source should I later decide to return my laptop to factory configuration.  I do not have a CD/DVD drive and do not wish to make CD/DVD bootable discs.   I have an external hard drive where I save important material and have about 50 gigs of free space remaining. I'm trying to do two things: 1 - Create a bootable USB (factory recovery disk) that will allow me to return my computer back to factory configurations 2 - Save an image of this USB onto my external hard drive so that I can use my USB for daily storage purposes and not have it be a dedicated recovery disk. Has anyone done something similar to this successfully? Thank you for your help.

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I apologize for the involved description of my problem; but, I don't know how to shorten it further without leaving out important information.

I occasionally encounter a computer so infested with malware that it precludes the installation of a malware removal program so this is the strategy I have used that succeeds: I take the computer back to my shop, remove the disk, connect it to a shop computer, scan for malware which removes malware-related files.

I then place the disk back into its original computer where I am now able to install a malware-removal program that will remove all malware-related lines from the registry. This successfully completes the removal of all malware.

I want to get this work down to a single trip because some of these jobs involve a long drive. Instead of taking the computer back to the shop, I tried connecting its hard disk to my laptop via a USB adapter. Problem is the scan of the infected disk connected via the USB adapter can take up to nine hours when the same disk can be scanned in two hours or less when connected internally to the shop computer.

I want to make it clear that both the laptop and the desktop are matched systems running Windows XP Professional on Pentium 4, socket 478, 3-GHz processors, both with 1 Gig of RAM.

Does anyone have suggestions how I might solve this 9-hour-scan problem without taking the computer back to the shop, which involves extra mileage, time and money?
 

Answer:Question about speed of external hard disk

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Hi

Im getting really slow transfer speeds to external usb hard disk.
Transfering a big file it starts off quite quick and gets up to 5% or so quite quickly.
Then it starts to slow down until it settles at around 5MB/s

Im at a loss i was expecting around 40MB/s maybe on USB 2 ?

My specs are (taken from CPUID)
Gigabyte GA-MA780G-UD3H motherboard
8GB DD2 4-4-4-12 @401Mhz
AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3013Mhz

Im at a loss. Is it a driver issue? When connected it shows under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" as "USB Mass Storage Device"

any ideas please?

Answer:Slow transfer speed to external USB Hard disk?

For normal external USB 2 HDD I might expect ~30MB/s for a sequential file transfer.
What type of USB HDD are you using?

You could download CrystalDiskMark and post the performance figures.
Download Center - Crystal Dew World

Running the test on another HDD as well would be useful if you can get your hands on one. Might indicate a drive specific issue.

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I will enclose here my complaint which I send to motherboard maker Gigabyte, regarding USB external hard disk problem. Please read it and if anybody knows how to solve this, thanks.
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My computer has external hard drive connected to USB 2.0 port(s), which is extremely slow. Drive is Transcend StoreJet. No drivers exist for it. It works perfectly for other I/O operations like copy, paste, delete,etc. When I try to make hard disk image with any program, and store it on Transcend Store Jet, speed starts with 50MB/s but drops to nearly zero in few minutes. You can see example on attached picture. It is the same with any program. Disk image would take more than one day to complete, if it completes at all. Actually, I never managed to finish image with any disk imaging software. I tried all usual software for that: Paragon, Aomei, Acronis, EaseusToDo, Drive XML, etc. Are there any USB or other drivers which are responsible for this issue? Can Gigabyte be serious regarding its costumers and provide them solution in order to use USB ports for most important thing (backup)? In this case, making disk image is totally impossible. USB 2.0 ports have speed оf 480 Mbit/s, theoretical. This is far cry from situation here. So, ... Read more

Answer:Problem with slow (impossible) disk image making on USB 2.0 external hard disk

This could be any issue causing your problem , software , usb drive may have errors on it / or ?
Imaging your 150 Gig via Usb will take time { Mine are about 40-50 Gig } Operating System And Programs Only.
 
I personally partition my main Drive eg: c:\ and d:\ and so only the operating system is on C;\
Then use the D;\ to store your personal files. , this way your c:\ wont keep growing in size as you are storing everything there.
If you cant actually do anything with the computer because of warranties as you stated "just serviced" , ask them why you cant Image Drive.
 
Options:
1/ Try another hard drive to backup to.{ Usb will always be slower } than directly connected to Mobo.
2/ Use Mini Tool Partition Wizard [ Free } to create another partition - http://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/partition-windows-7-system.html
3/ Remove all Temp Files / Restore Points / etc with Ccleaner { Free ] - https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
    this will reduce C:\ size to minimal size { defrag drive also }.
4/ Use any program to Image C:\ { I use Acronis }. to the D:\ Backup Folder.
5/ Then copy the image to any portable drive or external if need be.
6/ Use the D:\ for your personal files and folders as a backup also.
 
Sometimes you have to do things yourself - than rely on Service Centres and Costs.
If you run a Business then you claim all your costs incurred.
 
All this will take time but you will have backups and feel at ease.

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Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option.

However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.

Answer:External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager

Please find the screenshot of disk management

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Hello,

I have run into a problem that has been causing me quite a bit of headache as of late. A week ago, my WD Elements External Hard Disk is not displaying under hard disk drives, but does display under Devices and Printers. This is what it shows under computer management:

I have tried to initialize the disk using MBR and GPT options but failed receiving I/O Disk Error.

Please help, thank you.

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Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option.

However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.

Answer:External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager

Please find the screenshot of disk management

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I have a problem regarding my external Toshiba hard disk 500 GB where it can?t be detected in my computer and also disk management. I have formatted the external HD since I was asked to format it when an error popped up.
So I formatted it and after the formatting completed, I tried to connect the hard disk to my Windows Win 7 laptop. When I connect it to the laptop, it can?t be detected and yet the hard disk is blinking with its white light like it used to when it is connected to the laptop. I tried the disk management thingy, but it can?t detect my hard disk. I tried in other laptops but the result is same
What can I do to make it better? Please help me.
 

Answer:External hard disk not detected in My Computer and in Disk Management

First off, how old is your Toshiba external HDD? Also, when it starts to spin up, do you hear any sort of clicking or whining noise?

If you hear any noises that sound off, it's possible your external HDD is failing.

When you formatted it, what file system did you use to do so? Because sometimes even if Windows can't detect it, I have had success with booting with a Ubuntu Live CD, and then connecting the external HDD in order to format it that way. It all has to do with how Windows formats HDD's and how Ubuntu and other Linux systems do.

If you can I recommend downloading Ubuntu onto a CD and boot to it on one of your computers, in the Live CD mode, so it doesn't install anything. Once its loaded, plug in the Toshiba and try to format it as NTFS (this is important, because Ubuntu doesn't use it as a native file system, so you need to make sure that NTFS is selected on the format window, not EXT4 or the other types of Linux OS File Systems)

If it doesn't work, post back here, and I will see if I can help you some more. Also feel free to PM me if you have any other issues.

Regards,
-Alex
 

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I'm trying to do the optimization option in speed disk(norton).

It's coming up with a disk error "device I/O error on drice c: use CHKDSK /R to fix any bad blocks that may exist on this drive"

I've done CHKDSK /R by typing it into the run command. And CHKDSK runs, but it comes up with nothing?

Any ideas??
 

Answer:Hard Disk Error with Speed Disk

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Is it possible to create the recovery media on an external hard disk instead of using USB flash drive or optical media?

I've been getting errors while creating the the recovery media on optical drive.

Thanks!

Answer:How do I create a recovery disk using external hard disk?

Hi

As far as I know it?s impossible to create an Toshiba image on the HDD?
You need to burn the image on the disk (DVD).

Greets

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I have an external hard disk which got corrupted. When i connect the disk through USB it shows as an unknown device in the disk management with no option to format.

In My computer the device is showing as H: drive but unable to access it. It asks if i want to format or not but when i go for format it does not do it. I want to erase the disk completely as of now. What should i do??

I tried to load it from linux but there it shows as Device Error. Disk Failure is Imminent.

Can something be done or is it a hardware failure.
 

Answer:External Hard disk showing as RAW in disk management

Sounds like the drive is failing or the circuitry in the enclosure is faulty.

I would first remove the drive from the enclosure and hook it up as a slave to a desktop PC. See if you can then access it. If you can, then post back for further instructions with the version of your OS.
 

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My computer keeps refusing to start up. I have to re-install windows each time. Hard disk keeps making a "funny" noise. I have an 80gb hard drive and have used 40gb so far. I want to back up everything incase my hard drive fails. Could I backup to an external disk drive? would I need to install windows on the external drive. or is there a better way to save all my files, downloads, and software? When I bought the PC it came with software already installed and a recovery disk. But obviously I dont want restore to factory settings as I will loose everything. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Answer:backup from hard disk to external disk drive

You could use commercially available back up software like Ghost click here or Acronis click here

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I have an external 500GB USB3 drive. I need to install USB3 drivers from my motherboard disk before Windows will see the drive.
Will this drive work during a restore? Is it better to create a disk image and save it on an internal SATA HDD instead?

Answer:Saving a disk image to an external USB3 drive?

From personal experience, I haven't had any luck trying to restore system images from a drive hooked up to USB 3. I can create the images, but when it comes to restoring them, the USB drive doesn't show up as available, when I go to select the drive where the image is saved. Maybe some of the newer versions of programs like Macrium Reflect will do it, I'm not sure.

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Hi,I have Windows XP Pro. I would like to copy the items I have on my Taskbar and save them using SAVE AS to either a CD/DVD or to an external hard drive. How can I do this? I appreciate any guidance you can give me.

Answer:Copying and saving items on Taskbar to an external disk

Which items on the Taskbar do you want to save and why do you want to save them?

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Question: INTERNAL HARD DISK

I want to buy new hard disk of 1 TB for my hp laptop.Because it stop working last week.So I need information.It work in my pc or not?From where I buy hp hard disk of 1 TB  ?If online possible then give me online link for buy.Or any shop in Russia then let me know the shop details.Reply me as soon as possible  

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Question: Internal Hard Disk

Hi im planing to upgrade my laptop Hard Drive from 10G to what Giga Byte required to my Pentium 3 450Mhz 384MB RAM.

Answer:Internal Hard Disk

as much as you can afford... 160 GB if you have the money. You do not say what maker or model the laptop is.

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I use a gmail POP account to get my emails from my ip.
I want to be able to save an email to my local hard drive as txt or htm
When I tell EI 11 to Save as.. .txt, the file is unreadable.
When I save it as an htm and open it I'm sent to the gmail login but
gmail seem to hang for a long time at login. I don't get to the inbox at all and need to close IE.

Any ideas how to save web mail to my hard drive???

James

Answer:Saving Web Mail to Hard Disk

ThunderBird. How to Access Gmail with Mozilla Thunderbird - About Email

Then you make a local folder and drag your messages from your inbox to it.

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ok heres the problem...my sister put Windows XP on my old computer its a Compaq presario (8+ years old). Everything is now saving to the 7.43Gb (D disk drive instead of the main 29.7Gb (C disk drive and the D: drive is completely full. How would i change the system to save everything to the C: drive instead of the D: drive from now on???? Does it have to do with the installation on Windows XP? PLZ can anyone help?????
 

Answer:saving to hard disk drive (D:) instead of (C:)

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

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Answer:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...

patio.
 

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I have a ThinkPad S540 with SSD hard  disk 256 GB. As I have already finished free space in the disk, I'd like to know if it is possible to put a second SATA internal hard disk in order to move all the data there. If yes, which one do you advice? Is it easy to mount it on the mother board? thanks in advance Giovanni

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Hi, I have a X41 tablet,  Type 1866 - 6SG with initally 40GB internal HDD, bought in Switzerland.Now I have moved to Luxembourg and my HDD is wrecked. I haven't found a reliable lenovo representative in Luxembourg so far, so I tried to order a new HDD on the net The prices I found so far on the net range from 475$ - 975$ which, I think, is outrageous for such a device.I still want to use my machine and I would be very gratefull if someone could give me advise where to get a new HDD for a reasonable price. Thx a lot for your help ! Dan

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I'm using a motherboard (MSI-7592 G41) and I was using 4 hard disk through it in the past. Two of them started to show problem so, I stop using them for a while. I thought it was the problem of the hard disk. But I checked it on another PC, there were indeed some problems in them which I fixed with chkdsk command.Upon further checking out I found it was the cable from the power supply (dont know the name but i have the picture of it below) at fault. So, I replaced them. Now when I plugg all 4 hard disk on my pc. It is working fine and showing all hard disks but I feel like there is something lagging in my system. Sometime it hangs... but most of the time it works fine....So, my main question is... should i continue using 4 hard disk on my motherboard... will it be ok or not...

Answer:Internal Hard Disk and Motherboard

Hardware specs of all hardware would be helpful to avoid guessing what it could be.Power Supply Make/Model Wattage?Motherboard ( missing some designator info such as P23 or P26 etc to the part number of MSI-7592 G41)?RAM?CPU?Hard Drive InfoVideo Card(s) info?Operating System Version?

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Hello Members,

I have 80 GB of IDE hard disk had some problem like: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. I need to retrieve the important data. please help me.

Thanks.
 

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It is some time since I last added an extra HDD and need reminding of the procedure with Win XP Home. The new drive is recognised only at the start 'post' stage. It is a Maxtor 300 gb SATA connected to a SATA card in a PCI slot. It does not appear in the BIOS.The drive needs to be formatted - how?

Answer:new Internal hard disk formatting

right click my computer, select manage, then select, disk managment. Format from here

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even after do this i am not able to see my hd data

Answer:i am not able to see my file on my internal hard disk

After you do what?

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hi,one of my friends faced a problem in his laptop, he brought it to me to check it up , when i started windows (once i powered on) it was saying no bootable hard drive found , internal hard nato found ,try to reseat the hard again, i ran diagnosis and tested laptop it was saying internal hard disk not detected. i switched off laptop and removed battery, then i removed hard disk , i reseated again ,but not fixed still same trouble.any idea?thanx

Answer:internal hard disk is not found

Hard Drive sounds like its bad. Do you have a spare hard drive that you can place into the laptop to see if it detects a healthy hard drive?

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I'm running on Vista 32 bit home basic and have been using this hard disk for almost 4 yrs now.... I use it to store movies, movies and all the other entertainment files including games...

Today I had a problem of BOOT.MGR missing and I fixed it with my Vista installation disc...
Everything is back to normal, but when I open My computer my drive [ entertainment (D ] is not shown or missing completely...
I tried to go to disk management but it doesn't show there either... It's like it doesn't exist...

Please help ASAP


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2044 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4850, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 70737 MB, Free - 22306 MB; E: Total - 81886 MB, Free - 26947 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D945GCNL, AAD97184-105, BTNL803009CU
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

Answer:Internal Hard disk Problem, PLEASE HELP !!!

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Hi i just added a second internal hard disk to my computer but i cant get the computer to 'recognise' it i.e. i cant find it on My Computer. I can see its specs during the bootup, tho. I have a Windows Vista if that helps. Thanks.

Answer:How to install a new internal hard disk?

Is it an IDE or SATA Hard Drive?Are the jumpers on the hard drive set to Slave Drive, Not Primary or Master?

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I'm using a motherboard (MSI-7592 G41) and I was using 4 hard disk through it in the past. Two of them started to show problem so, I stop using them for a while. I thought it was the problem of the hard disk. But I checked it on another PC, there were indeed some problems in them which I fixed with chkdsk command.Upon further checking out I found it was the cable from the power supply (dont know the name but i have the picture of it below) at fault. So, I replaced them. Now when I plugg all 4 hard disk on my pc. It is working fine and showing all hard disks but I feel like there is something lagging in my system. Sometime it hangs... but most of the time it works fine....So, my main question is... should i continue using 4 hard disk on my motherboard... will it be ok or not...

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hey friends!! I want a software to put password on internal harddisk...
i cant find any software for it... so please help... and thanks in advance..

Answer:how can i put password on (internal) hard disk??

Hello hakimkaukawala and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not sure if this is what you're looking for:

Free Hide Folder: a free security software to hide folders.

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

FreeOTFE

Or you could password protect a specific user account at log in.

Password - Create for a User Account

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Is there any software available which can record/save streaming real media videos to be viewed offline?

I have tried to download the .rm file but that does not work.I have tried downloading the .rm file from download managers with no success.

So I was wondering whether it would be possible to record them while it is been streamed.

appreciate all the help I can get.
 

Answer:Saving streaming Videos on the hard disk

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Is it possible to save a video clip such as the one on this page click here on my hard disk?I tried right-clicking it in Firefox and choosing "Save Link As" but this saves a text file, not the video clip.If I click on the link, it loads RealPlayer which runs the video clip, but as far as I can tell, I cannot save it from RealPlayer.

Answer:Saving a BBC video clip to hard disk

it may be that the bbc do not allow you to save the clip? I suppose it is possible to get a prog to record a playing clip such as audacity for sound but I do not know of one for video recording

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I am a new player here, so excuse me if i make a mess of this. I have a Sony Vaiol laptop and am  running vista.  I haven't used it for a lot other than internet, so data etc.is limited and space is good.my problem started suddenly when i turned on pc and a black screen with the error message,"disk read error, press cntrl+alt+del to continuie."didnt do it! Wouldnt do anyuthing.Finally, I acquired legal sony recovery disks. And when the screen to choose operating system comes up, there is none so it says apply drivers and im lost, I have no familiarity with hard disk drivers so....but did bring up command prompt in recovery and through luck and lil else, i happened on chkdsk and found it to all check out but it does say NTFS not fat 32, but found no problems. Now Im dumb completely!!! Help if you can.

Answer:hard disk`??? wont reboot even with recovery disk yet all disk checks say fine.

Sony Vaiol laptop.Has problems of its own. It is not piratical to give you guidelines on this laptop. There have been many issues about how to repair and maintain it. The recovery discs should have everything you need.Here is a bit of advice, not really my own, try to sell the unit to somebody that thinks they know how to fix it. Then go buy a new or used laptop that will suit hour needs.The cost of ownership of any laptop is higher that many new users expect. Some more than others.This  may sound like a rant to put down Sony. It is not. Sony has made their own bed of nails. Look at this article from last year:Sony Vaio Laptop Recall: Everything You Need To KnowRead the article. You decide.

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I don't know what is my problem because is not the first time that usb external hard drive is working fine until get damage and said " it need to be formatted " and lost all the INFO because I have to format again the disk to be usefull. Also it is not the same hard disk.

Answer:Why USB external hard disk show now " The disk need to be formatted"

Hi Elnene,

I am actually having the same issue regarding a spare external drive and Windows 7. The drive works perfectly on XP and Wii but the second I plug it into my laptop (windows 7) **YOU NEED TO FORMAT......** This is not an option! I have searched the internet far and wide - there are a few fixes that have worked for some but unfortunately not me. I also noticed that NONE / NO ONE / NOT ONE Windows 7 'Help sites' that have Windows 7 'gurus' have bothered to EVER answer this rather common problem. There are threads older than 4 years that have never been answered and I see your thread is already 4 weeks old... Sad really.

I CAN'T BELIEVE MicroSoft can't help regarding this issue???????????????????

In this time I hope you have come right!!!
Kind regards
Eldin Mc

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Hello. My name is Yusuf Khan and i recently got a lenovo g580 as a gift from my dad. My problem is that i tried to install windows 7 but at first it was not installing cz it was showing that the drive was gpt partion. So i deleted all the drives and created two new ones and installed windows 7. At the end of the installation there was a screen that showed finishing installion then the laptop restarted and now it is not recognizing the hard disk. I accessed the boot menu and saw that everything was fine but the hard disk was not showing. Its like the hard disk vanished. I AM LOOSING MY MIND..!! PLZ FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE..!! one of my friends said that the hdd might have been damaged and thats y this is happening. Plz someone help!!! 

Answer:Internal Hard Disk is no longer being recognized..!!!

Hi yusuf_khan,
 
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
 
Am sorry to hear about your issue,
 
I?d like to see if I could help you with this issue please I?ve Pmed you requesting some information.
 
Thanks and Best Regards,
 
Soha





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HiI want add an additional internal hard disk and i have ATA type currently. The problem is connecting the data cable; i have two sockets on my motherboard only - both in use. One cable goes to the current disk and one of the cd drives, the other goes to the other cd drive i guess. So i have no free sockets (i have 2 cables but only one has the midway connector but is in use as described). So is the solution to replace the cable that doesnt have a midway connector with a cables that does have one?

Answer:Help me! Adding an aditional internal hard disk

Yes. See click here for allyou need to know.

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how can i lock with a password just like we do it on folder ... is there any special software for these kind of thing...if u gus know any please let me know

Answer:How can i lock my hard disk(internal) with a password

Welcome,

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source Disk Encryption - Documentation - Tutorial

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Hey all I have an Alienware X51 R3 and I was messing with my command prompt and accidentally changed what I believe is the path too boot my hard drive... In the command prompt I said

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\
 
I then reset my computer and now I get a "Internal hard disk drive not found to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive. No bootable devices. Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 enter Setup Menu, F5 enter PSA" 

I don't know what to do, I can boot my Linux OS by inserting my USB and I can mount my HDD and access everything in there. However I dont know how to boot my windows OS. How can I fix this? How can I fix the path back to my HDD?  

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found.

You will need external media to boot into the Command Prompt, either a Recovery Drive or Install Media.  You may be able to download the install media from Dell and make a bootable flash drive.
Another alternative might be to boot into the media and run the command below.
bootrec /rebuildbcd
The real entry looks like the one below.. Of course, your volume numbers and GUID numbers will probably be different.
path                    \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI
While there you might do a bcdedit  to make sure it looks something like this.
indows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
path                    \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {4e9d279a-ec49-11e4-933d-a8eac534f6b4}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                ... Read more

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Hi, I recently brought 2 Hard Disk Drives, 1 for my comp and 1 for my partner, mine workls perfectly without a hitch but when i installed my partners hers screen doesn't seem to turn on, i re-installed her old 1 but even with the old hard drive the screen doesn't seem to turn on, doesn't any one know what the problem might be???

Cheers, Mr.Stud25
 

Answer:New Internal Hard Disk Drive Problems

You may have knocked the video card loose when replacing the HDD.
Make sure it's firmly in the slot.

If the PC has a built-in video chip, then make sure all the cables and memory are firmly plugged in.

When you turn it on, does the PC sound like it's turning on? (fans spinning, beeps, etc.)
 

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Hi

I have an ISO image file of Kaspersky Live CD. Though it not directly related to the malware related issue, I still wanted to know this. It would be kind of you if you could help. I see these days there are a lot of Live CDs available of different applications. Do I need to have a hard disk to run applications such as web browser from a Live CD? Suppose, I don't have an internal hard disk installed but have an Ubuntu's Live CD, would I be able to run applications? Thanks.
 

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Satellite a300 20p has 2 places for hard disk
Can i add another one beside the existing one?

Answer:Can i add an internal hard disk in Satellite A300-20P

Hi

You can check it yourself.
There should be an second HDD bay.
Remove the cover from the second HDD bay and check if there is an HDD connector (pin).
If you will not find any connectors then this would mean that an second HDD controller is not available and the usage of 2nd HDD is not possible.

Cheers

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My Model :1143A22, core i5 How do we know whether SATA III is compatible withThinkpad  E520.  SATA III having transfer rate of 6Gbps , whether my CPU can transfer at 6 Gbps ? In case if my CPU is not able to transfer at that rate I will go for SATA II (transfer rate 3Gbps) else SATA I((transfer rate 1.5Gbps). How to know the specification (transfer rate ) of CPU ???  













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Answer:Thinkpad E520, looking for new internal Hard disk

Hey there omcinside,
 
The E520 was shipped with the HM65 Mobile Express Chipset, and with at SATA II Drive. We know off the bat that the system will support SATA II for you no problem. Looking over the specs for HM65 Chipset, it states: "High-speed storage interface supporting up to 6 Gb/s transfer rate for improved data access. Provides up to 6 SATA ports at 3 Gb/s with up to 2 ports supporting 6 Gb/s transfer rates." So it should support SATA 3 as well.
 
I hope this helps.





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Hi, I have a Dell XPS 15 9530 and when I try to boot it, it gives me the error:
Internal hard disk drive not found
to resolve this issue, try reseat the drive
No bootable devices--strikeF1 to retry boot, F2 enter Setup Menu, F5 enter PSA
When I enter the Setup my drive shows up undermSATA Device: LITEONIT LMT-512L9M-11 MSATA 5 (512 GB), as expected.
I have also ran the ePSA  Pre-boot System Assessment. There is no error, all test passes, including the Hard Drive test (Hard Drive 0).
I have opened my computer and reseated the drive, with no success.
My bios

Answer:Internal hard disk not found error

Did you make any changes to the system (such as from UEFI to Legacy mode or vice-versa)?

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Hi there , can any one help me to fix my hard disk . my hard disk is St- 3500413as but now showing ST- M13fqbl ATA 500 gb . OS Windows 7 32 bit. Suddenly my pc won" t turn on & when I try to fix i find in disk manager my hard disk showing just 3.86 gb. & showing not initalized & unalocated. I try more then 10 software like mini tool , wonder share nothing . no result . i even try with windows command promot bootrec/FixMbr bootrec/FixBoot bootrec/Scan Os bootrec/RebuildBcd. itd not working too. can Any one help me . all i need is recover my data . Please can some one give me any idea to recover my data.I try every suggestion i got from internet . Nothing . Still I'm In the same place with my data in my hard disk . Really really need help to recover my data

Thanks

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 5748. Out of nowhere, my laptop reboots then displays the message that no internal hard disk is found. I've run the ePSA a few times, reseated the hard drive, then re-run the tests. Every test, particularly the hard drive, passes. Any guidance?

Answer:Internal hard drive disk not found

Ddrace,Below is information for resolving the hard drive issue.Understanding and Troubleshooting Hard Drive Issueshttp://dell.to/2k8Nywr

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I had bought an internal hd (500gb) an year back but due to some reason my motherboard was not detecting it. So I bought a case and made it external.
Now yesterday I bought a 2tb ext hard disk . So I thought that I should get rid of my internal 160 gb hard disk and remove the case of the 500 gb one and make it internal.

Now I want to format the 500gb.
Right now it is external but I'll be using it as internal. So I'm worried to format it just like that.
Is there a software for proper formatting of a drive or should I format it through the right click option.
If through the right click option then what should be the type ?
NTFS(default) or exFAT ?
And what should be the allocation unit size ?
There are many of them .

P.S. If I'm posting this in wrong section then please move to the proper one.

Thnx

Answer:Help in formatting ext hard disk ( actually internal with casing)

Format it via the right click way,and if you want choose full format for safety, the the type is NTFS Default,and the size will be filled in by the pc automaticly,so just leave that as it is. There are other softwares to use,but this way is the fastest. If you want you can format it when you boot up you pc,via the bios setup. But doing it the right click way will be easier.

Good luck

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista. it's 3 years old and out of warranty.

There was no problem with this computer before but it crashed today. When I tried to start my laptop, I receive a message “internal hard disk drive not found” “To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive.” “No bootable devices—strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility. “Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics.”

I took out hard disk and put it back but it didn't work
I have not backed up anything from this computer and I really needit fixed asap
please help me!
 

Answer:internal hard disk drive not found

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Oh boy. Somewhere between the time I posted tonight about my computer running slow and now, my computer has completely failed me.

It's a Dell Inspiron 9300. About 4 years old. Without finding a way into it, I can't tell you much else. The only thing I downloaded today was HJT so I could post a log on the other thread I have up.

I fell asleep on the couch, and when I awoke, there was a lovely blue screen with some gibberish about "if this is the first time you have seen this screen, restart" and when I did...BLACK SCREEN and this horrendous clicking noise coming from the lower right-hand side of the unit. I should also mention the unit was so hot to the touch I nearly burned myself. Literally. It's gotten hot before, but this was honestly stove-top burner hot.

The message is "internal hard disk drive not found" press f1 to continue or f2 to...something. F1 gets me back to the same black screen. F2 gets me to bios where it confirms I no longer have an internal hard drive.

The good news is I have an external harddrive backup. The bad news is it was last backed up on 9/10 and I've done at least 20 jobs since then (graphic design) and three in progress with in-hand dates of less than 5 days from now. I'm just sick. AND I KNOW BETTER!

Anyway, is it really toast?! Help!
Natalie
 

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found - PLEASE HELP!!

Yeah 4 years out of a Hard Drive is actually very good. There are a couple ways to retrieve the data. It just depends on how important it is. If it is very very important ($2500 important) than locate a data recovery center.
 

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I hope this is the correct forum?

I received my new desktop today and it is running Windows 7 OS.

I am using it for work and it has 2 x 320GB internal hard drives so that I can back up my work related files from one HD to the other, then if the number 1 (C: drive) fails, I have a backup on the second HD. This is particularly important since it has all my business related stuff (invoices etc.)

Anyway, I thought that I would be able to schedule a backup via W7, however W7 is not recognising the second HD. The wizard to schedule a backup is suggesting I use an external drive and does not recognise that there are actually 2 internal HD in the tower.

I have done a bit of research and I have found the second HD and initialized it. I have then set the HD up as GPT and I am now at the stage where the insallation wizard is asking for a Simple Layout and NTFS file system.

I don't want to click finish on the wizard if this is not the correct procedure to allow W7 to find the 2nd HD so that I can schedule the backup from HD1 to HD2.

Can anyone help and advise if this is thecorrect procedure please?

Thanks.

Jason.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop 1526, 2 years old. It came with Vista. I upgraded to Windows 7 back in Dec 2009.
I backed up my files onto an external HD the day before my system got this error. (3 days ago)
I physically took a picture of the screen with my camera to show what I was getting.
The first screen shows that internal hard disk drive not found.
Then I tried to do a "repair", and this is what it shows now ( i also took a picture of that too)

Test Performed:
System Disk Test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code OXO
Time taken 15ms

Root cause found:
System volume on disk corrupt
Repair Action: File system repair (chkdsk)

I have the original Dell OS CD...it says its Window XP service pack 2...however it came with Vista installed.
I also have the Windows 7 CD

Thank you
Elizabeth

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

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Hi All, I have R500 - 2714 - CTO. It came with 250 GB Hard disk and now I would like to add a 500 GB internal Hard disk, to make it 750 GB. Can I do this? If NO......Can I remove the existing 250 GB and Add 500 GB internal hard disk?? Will my laptop model support this? Thanks,Pratap 

Answer:R500: Can I add 500GB internal hard disk??

if you want to rn 2 harddrives you would need the tray adapter or usb harddrive & you can take out the 250 & put in the 500 or get a 750





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Hey all I have an Alienware X51 R3 and I was messing with my command prompt and accidentally changed what I believe is the path too boot my hard drive... In the command prompt I said

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\

I then reset my computer and now I get a "Internal hard disk drive not found to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive. No bootable devices. Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 enter Setup Menu, F5 enter PSA"

I don't know what to do, I can boot my Linux OS by inserting my USB and I can mount my HDD and will have access to all the files in my drive.
I have no idea how to fix this, my computer will boot and instantly give that message unless I have my USB in to auto boot the Linux OS.How can I fix the path back to my HDD? Can I change anything in my hard drive through my Linux OS and make it work again? I don't even know how I would be able to reformat if I had no other option. What an I do?

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found

This is my bootmgr entry, this is if you have a recovery partition as your first volume. If your boot partition is the first partition then the device value will end in HarddiskVolume1.

You probably just need to re-point path to the efi file.

Windows Boot Manager

-------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {14105cca-1b7b-11e6-8afe-e38650dc991f}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

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Whenever I start up my Dell XPS 15 I get the error "Internal hard disk drive not found..."
I checked the BIOS and it shows the hard drive is there and also ran the Dell Startup thing that checks the different components and got no errors.

What do I do next?

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found...

Run the Dell Diagnostics again but this time select the Custom Hard drive extended test. The hard drive has most likely failed.

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I have a Satellite Pro P200 with a single internal hard disk. There is a second bay under the computer for another internal hard disk but I have not been able to find any information about it. There is enough space for a 2.5" SATA drive but I cannot see a connector.

I contacted Dutch Toshiba Customer support who said that it was the official policy not to provide any information about a second hard internal disk. They also said that they would not supply any parts to make it possible.

Can anyone provide some more information?

Answer:Re: How can I add a second internal hard disk to a Satellite Pro P200?

Hi!

I think if there is no connector you can not add a second HDD.
It?s nice to have a second bay but this is nothing without a connector.

Bye

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So I've had my Dell Inspiron for about a year now. The other day, I tried turning it on, and it brought up only a black screen telling me to try reseating the hard drive. I figured I was supposed to take out and put back in the hard drive. After doing this twice, the screen keeps coming up. I would love to be able to use my computer again. Am I doing anything wrong? I still have a warranty for a week. Would that help with this situation? I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3541

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I hope this is the correct forum?

I received my new desktop today and it is running Windows 7 OS.

I am using it for work and it has 2 x 320GB internal hard drives so that I can back up my work related files from one HD to the other, then if the number 1 (C: drive) fails, I have a backup on the second HD. This is particularly important since it has all my business related stuff (invoices etc.)

Anyway, I thought that I would be able to schedule a backup via W7, however W7 is not recognising the second HD. The wizard to schedule a backup is suggesting I use an external drive and does not recognise that there are actually 2 internal HD in the tower.

I have done a bit of research and I have found the second HD and initialized it. I have then set the HD up as GPT and I am now at the stage where the insallation wizard is asking for a Simple Layout and NTFS file system.

I don't want to click finish on the wizard if this is not the correct procedure to allow W7 to find the 2nd HD so that I can schedule the backup from HD1 to HD2.

Can anyone help and advise if this is thecorrect procedure please?

Thanks.

Jason.
 

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Alright, so I have a Dell Latitude D630 laptop that's rather old and has several major problems, including never charging, overheating without a small fan next to it, and the occasional key falling off. Well, I was using it a few nights ago and it was working better than usual. Eventually, I turned it off and went to bed. Nothing unusual happened then, but the next day, when I booted it up, it told me the internal hard drive was missing and suggested I reseat it. I ran a diagnostic and it told me basically the same thing but this time it was accompanied by a happy little tune composed of loud beeps, as if to say: "Ha ha, I have found yet another way to ruin your life by becoming even more of an ungrateful mule than I already am, a feat which you thought was impossible but apparently isn't." As of today, when I try to boot it up, it doesn't even show the Dell logo before turning off. This is naturally a tad miffing, but I hope reseating the hard drive will help. Thing is, I don't know how. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hello, is there a way to change the internal hard drive of the R600 (to a 500GB or a bigger one)?

Andreas

Answer:Portege R600-101 - New internal Hard disk

Is your Portege delivered with HDD or SSD?

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I have an Inspirion 530 running Windows Vista with a 320 GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive (Western Digital WD3200AAKS) which I would like to retire.  A couple of years ago I bought an 8700 which is now upgraded to Windows 10 with a Hard Drive described as KPF74 Hard Drive 1T, S3, 7.2K.  Not sure of the make as I didn't remove it.
I would like to use the Inspirion Hard Disk as a second Hard Disk in the 8700, hopefully without formatting it.  As I don't know much about the interchangeability in this scenario I am wondering what my options are?   I am assuming that I can use the SATA cable that came with the Inspirion Hard Disk and plug it into SATA 2 on the motherboard as I have a DVD in SATA 1.
Any enlightenment would be appreciated.

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Could someone please advise how to save web-based email messages( e.g hotmail) to my local hard disk.

Thanks

Neal
 

Answer:Saving Web based mail to local hard disk

Set up Outlook Express to retrieve your email...,

http://www.rselby.com/Outlook.html#29
 

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Hi. I used to have my hard disk and a dvd drive plugged on the same 40 pin cable, and the other dvd drive on its own cable. I added another hard disk and put this on the same cable as the existing hard disk as a slave, and this works. however, i then plugged the dvd player onto the other cable - with the other dvd player and windows will not boot and i dont really no much about the bios setup, please help!

Answer:installation of internal hard disk stops dvd drive

Check that your 2 dvd drives are configured as Master and Slave. Also check that you haven't inadvertently loosened any cable connections.

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hello everyone! sorry for my bad english, i hope you still able to understand my explanation.

my laptop crashed about a week ago when i was browsing using google chrome. my laptop suddenly freeze, everything become not responding, blue screen appeared for a second then i restart using the power button.

after restart my laptop show this message:internal hard disk drive not found
To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive.

No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics.i still able to use my laptop though it run very slow. few days after the first bsod, the crash frequency increase and it happened at random. even when i just let it on without doing anything (idle, on battery). i download and update all the updates for windows, perform disk check, clean and defrag the disk but no work.

so yesterday i sent it to dell service center, they delivered back it today and says everything been fixed. when i start my laptop i realized they just reinstall the os to win7 ultimate, replacing my original win7 professional. they also dont install the hardware drivers properly. And the problem still there and the same.

my laptop specs:
Dell inspiron 1420
windows 7 ultimate x32
intel core 2 duo T5750 2.00 GHz
2gb DDR2 RAM

attached dmp and system health report file. please help me

Answer:freeze, BSOD, then it says no internal hard disk found

Check your HD.
1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup (for command prompt)
Open an command prompt.
In the command prompt, type chkdsk C: f/x/r/v and press Enter.

Disk Check
Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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My DELL Inspiron N5010 15R, Harddisk WDC WD5000BEVT-75A0RT0 is not starting up. While diagnostic test performed by pressing F12 at startup I am getting an Error Code 2000-0146 Hard drive-DST Short test Fail.
What I am really worried about is losing my data as I did not take any back up of it. What should I do? In case I have to replace my harddisk is there any way to recover my data before replacing my harddisk.
 

Answer:Recover data from my corrupted internal hard disk

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Hi All,
I just purchased a new internal hard drive (Seagate Barracuda hard drive - 3 TB - SATA-600) to be used for storing data. Installation was simple, and Disk Management noticed it right away, with 1 problem: The free space is 743.48 GB, not the 3000 or so I was expecting. Disk Manager says it is 100% free. So the big question is: Where is all that other disk space?

Thank you!!
HP Z600
Win7 x64

Answer:Missing disk space in new internal hard drive

Hello and welcome, Sparky67

Can you post a screenshot of your full screen disk management window, and your my computer window ?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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My DELL XPS 17 L701x laptop was equipped with Samsung Spinpoint MP4 HM640JJ 640GB 7200rpm hard disk. Last month, due to noise and auto shut down, i gave my system to dell service center for repair but took out my hard disk as it was containing "sensitive" data and i don't want to take any risk. Also i needed it for my dissertation. as my all data was on it. In the mean time i bought another Seagate Momentus 500GB 7200rpm drive as the xps has space for one more hard disk.
i put the samsung hard disk in usb case which need both side male usb connector. i was having an old connector which i tried to use but i can hear a little sound and it is not detected by my home desktop. so i got a new usb connector and it was easily detected and i used as usual usb external storage. when my laptop was fixed, i took back the samsung drive along with the new one to service center. and when they tried to place both drive, the system didn't responded at all, after some tries, they announced the samsung drive (which was originally shipped with laptop) has gone bad and is unable to detect. so i asked them to only fix newly bought drive in the system and make it workable by installing OS.
Now the issue is that my samsung drive can't be detected anywhere. neither in laptop, nor in my home/office desktop. though i was able to use it as external storage before but it suddenly stop working, leaving me nowhere. i have lot of important data on it and i want to recover it myse... Read more

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Hello! I have a Dell studio 1735 laptop, with (seemingly) common problem and even more interesting spin to it.

When I boot, it sticks to the dell bios screen at about 95%, then shows up with this message:

"internal hard disk drive not found
To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive."
(system beeps)
"No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics"

Of course, i press F5, it runs its full diagnostics, with flying colors (everything passes)
once thats done, it boots to windows fine, but its the ONLY way im able to boot to windows,i just dont want to have to do the full diagnostic EVERY time i turn on my laptop.. (plus i think that means that the HDD is going bad?)

I have reseated, checked connections, etc. i have pretty much checked all that i can find online about how to fix this issue, but no one else seems to have the same situation i do.

im not sure if anyone could help me, but im savvy enough to dump diagnostic files on here/etc.. i appreciate the help in advance
 

Answer:internal hard disk drive not found, until i run diagnostics..why?

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So lo and behold this morning I found my internal hard drive disk was not working. I ran the pre boot diagnostics and everything else was working fine. I went to best buy and got another hard drive (1 TB SATA drive) and switched the old one with the new one. The computer still won't boot, but now the pre boot diagnostics recognizes the drive is present and says it's working fine. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Internal Hard Disk Drive not found... After replaced!

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I have bought laptop hp 15 ac 124tx online , i just want to make sure that it was not alterd by delear , because Idon't trust on it due to some senario. so please  give me solution that how can i cross check all the componemt by it's serial no.  of  each component (ram , hard disk) are original(factory given).

Answer:how to verify internal part of laptop like hard disk ,ram a...

Hi, The following link shows its specs:    http://support.hp.com/bg-en/document/c04779469 Which part do you wish to check ? Regards.

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Respected Sir,
I am using win7 as my O/S at present. Yesterday i was trying to make my external USB Pen drive a bootable device using CMD Prompt and i did it very well. But, unfortunately,just after that,i have restarted my system by mistake as i forget to switch my internal hard disk to active. i have activated the external usb drive to active during that process.
Now, when i restart my pc, it throws me an error { " No partition found" grub rescue> }
please provide me the best solution to get rid of this problem.
i am using HP Pavillion dv 6000 series.
Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Thanks and regards,
Vikas
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Answer:PC is not detecting the Internal Hard disk. Connection Lost.

Hi and welcome to TSF do you mean you set the usb to be the boot device ? have you tried going into the bios F2 on booting and setting the hdd as first boot device then use F10 to save and exit

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Good day, I wish to upgrade my S10-4231's 160GB internal HD to a compatible 500GB unit.  What available disks have folks purchased to do the same?  Which of those worked out fine with no compatibility issues?  Which of those did not work?   I was thinking of the Momentus 500 GB 5400rpm from Seagate (ST905003N1A) but I see from the reviews at newegg.com that some driver & compatibility issues with Lenovo systems have been encountered without resolution.  Other brands out there include Samsung, Fujitsu, Hitachi and Western Digital. Many thanks! David

Answer:Compatibility & desire for 500 GB internal hard disk upgrade

Hi and welcome, i tested 500 GB Samsung..500 GB WD no probs... sincerely KalvinKlein

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Just upgraded from XP to Windows 7 (not brave enough for Windows 8) so now have WLM.
I have some old Outlook Express messages in a folder on the hard drive and can open and forward them with WLM.
However I can't see how to save new WLM messages to the hard drive folder as all the options are for files within WLM. Is there a way to do this?

Answer:Saving Windows Live Mail messages to hard disk

Was my suggestion on your Thread in Windows7help ClickHere yesterday of no use?

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I have an HP ScanJet N9120 - I had trouble installing the software, so I just installed the driver for the ScanJet.  I realize that this may be the issue but I cannot rebuild my computer just because the software will not install. So, here is what happens, I have done multiple scans and my hard disk space went to almost zero.  I have found that the scanner not only saves the files to where I want but also saves them in my AppData/Local/Temp folder and does not delete them.  I can manually delete the folders and files in the Temp folder, but this is not ideal as I have a lot of things I want to scan.  Is there any way to prevent the scanner from creating these temporary files? (which, by the way are exact copies of what I save to my desktop - .bmp files)

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Hi, i have a problem about the compatibility between the internal hard disk(1 terabyte) and the installation of windows 7 pro.
I've broken my old internal hard disk(320 gb) and i bought the new hd(1 tb), but during the installation it says that w7 can't be installed on this new hard disk.

Can the motherboard of my pc (serial number: 3B071014k) support the new hard disk (serial number: wd10jpvx)?
and if the answer is "yes", how can i make it work?

Answer:Satellite C660 - compatibility between internal hard disk and motherboard

i've forgotten the model of my pc: satellite c660-1h6.

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I receive the following message on start up: "Internal hard disk drive not found, to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive"
I ran the PSA test and all seem to be working good, also, the HDD and SD are seen in the BIOS menu. 
Please advice what to do?

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found Dell XPS 9530

have you checked this thread? Does it help?
en.community.dell.com/.../19528713

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This is a Dell Latitude laptop with Windows XP
I let the battery die on it and when i plugged it in the next morning to turn it on I get that error message. I tried taking out the hard drive and putting it back in. The BIOS is not seeing any hard drive. It reads "<none>"
I am not sure if the battery discharging has anything to do with it or not.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
 

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found after battery discharge

Faulty HDD Controller but I would have that laptop check out if you can. Most likely it's the MOBO that is to blame. MOBO = Motherboard. See if that was XP not seeing the HDD then you could re-install XP. But you said your BIOS is not seeing the HDD. It could also be your HDD as failed. Normally DELL has a tool that you run to test your system out. This tool is use by DELL Certified Techs to see where your issue is. HDD, MOBO, Battery. Most of the time the MOBO is replaced. Then HDD then the Battery to solve your issue.
 

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Hi, 
I have a Dell XPS 15 9530 and I'm getting this message when I try to boot it up:
internal hard disk drive not found
to resolve this issue, try reseat the drive
No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 enter setup Menu, F5 enter PSA.
The drive shows up in the setup menu under mSATA. I have ran all the test in the ePSA Pre-boot System assessment. All the test pass, including the Hard Drive 0 test. Has mentioned in the message I have tried reseating my drive, with no success unfortunately.
I do not know what else to do.

Answer:Dell XPS 15 - internal hard disk not found message when booting

Do you have a single, mSATA drive, or an mSATA drive (32G, usually), plus a 2.5" hard drive?
If you have the 32+hard drive setup, it sounds like the hard drive has failed -- you'll need to replace that and reload everything (the OS is stored on the hard drive - the mSATA drive is just a cache).

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Question: hard Disk speed id

Hi

Does anyone know of a small HD utility that will tell me the speed of the drive (in revolutions, not data/sec). I know the speed is usualy written on the drive itself but i dont want to open the cases if i dont have to.

Thanks

Joey
 

Answer:hard Disk speed id

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Question: hard disk speed?

I have two harddrives.One is a samsung 13.5 and one is a maxtor 20.5. The maxtor has twice the used space as the smaller samsung.When defragmenting the disks the maxtor will be done in just a few minutes, but the samsung will take up to an hour.Is this because the operating system is on the samsung and it is more fragmented?I've thought about swapping my c: for my d: but I don't know if it would make my system any faster.Is there a program to test the data transfer capacity of a hdd?My soyo board is udma33 and both disks are udma66 but they work fine.
 

Answer:hard disk speed?

Try HD tach
http://www.tcdlabs.com/htach260.exe
 

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Question: Hard disk speed

Hi all, i am thinking of getting a new internal hard drive to partner my rapidly filling 40g drive,how can i find out my current drive speed,or do i even have to do that?is it just a matter of connecting the new one up as slave and away you go,Thank's Paddy.

Answer:Hard disk speed

(1) Modern IDE disk controllers can handle independent speeds for the master and slave devices. (2) They are backward compatible - a faster device can work on a slower IDE connection, and a slower device can work on a faster IDE connection - both at the slower speed. (3) So, effectively, you can get any speed, but these days, they would be either ATA-100 or ATA-133.Just don't buy a hdd larger than 137GB unless you are sure that your BIOS and version of Windows support such sizes.

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Question: Hard Disk speed?

How important is this? I have seen a Gateway laptop this morning which seems to have a suitable specification for what I want to do (wireless networking for Internet surfing and the use of voice recognition software (Dragon NaturallySpeaking)). The only thing that I am not too sure about is that the hard drive is 4200 RPM . I'm not sure whether this is enough to stop the buying the laptop because I am under the impression that you need a faster speed -- any advice would be welcome
 

Answer:Hard Disk speed?

if you want a faster hdd you have to spend more $$$, economy models typically do go with slower hdd 4200, 5200 etc. the GW with a 7200 hdd was around $2000.
 

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Question: Hard Disk speed

Is there much difference between 5400 and 7200rpm?I'm upgrading and am not sure which to go for as there's obviously a price differential.I'm only using my PC for bog-standard home use, nothing too technical.Cheers,Grezza.

Answer:Hard Disk speed

The faster the rpm, the shorter the 'seek' time. In other words the faster your Hard Disk spins the quicker your PC will be able to get the information it needs.That is only the first part of the equation.Secondly, how is you HDD connected to your motherboard? ATA(IDE) 133 is the fastest normally, but a lot of PCs still use ATA 100. SCSI is faster, but expensive. Serial ATA (SATA) is just coming out and is roughly the same speed as ATA 133 at the moment. It will get a lot faster, but you need a special HDD and a SATA controller on your MoBo.Thirdly, does the HDD have a Cache? Some do - mine has 8MB - this also lowers seek time.Finally, your swapfile/paging file size also contributes once the program/file has been found.

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Thanks for the information, though it was not the answer I wanted, it lets me know what I now need to find out. I have a SONY VAIO 2GB Intel Processor Model No. VGN NS 110E with Windows Vista Operating System.

I received a message to run a disk scan, received a message there was a problem and recommendation to run a disk repair. Windows was unable to run a disk repair and recommended calling Sony Support.

I got much mis-information regarding the program from several calls and had a recent difficulty regarding my security system that did not resolve the problem after a long call and them removing a security system via online.

I ran the option, not informed to me from the Sony techs to rescue data. I ran this program several times and it keeps stopping on the same file, not at the exact same point. I had been erringly told from a Sony Tech that the program sitting on the same file for over an hour was normal and that it could take all day to rescue a mere 12GB of data.

The goal is to rescue/save to external drive the data that the c disk recovery program on the computer will cancel out when I do the c disk recovery which will put my c disk to the point of factory installation. The program states that other partitions will not be affected and my memory from years ago personal and main frame computer experience tells me that my documents and other files will not be touched and the partitions operate like a buffer protecting both the start up of the operating syst... Read more

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I have a WDC 3TB Hard drive in my Computer along with a 120GB SSD in it as well. It is custom built from scratch, this may or may not be the reason since it is my first build. My computer recognizes that both drives are working in the computer, it the BIOS and in Device Management, but in Disk Manager only my SSD shows up, I want to get my Hard drive to appear so I can store stuff on it because my SSD is just about full. I've looked and researched a lot and I cant find a solution anywhere, please help!
 

Answer:Internal Hard Drive Shows Up In Device Manager, But No Where In Disk Management

Hi GundyGunner and welcome to PCHF

We need more information about your computer, such as:

Motherboard information
CPU information
RAM information
OS

 

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I have an old sony laptop PCG-383M and my hard disk recently died (of old age :) so I've bought a new one and installed window 7 eternity. But when I restart and take the CD out I get the message - Operating system not found! I went to BIOS to check the boot preferences as I wanted to set it up so the system boots from hard disk instead of optical disk but on the list of boot options says that internal hard disk is excluded from booting! Why is that? How do I change this? Bios is updated and all the drives are up to date. Please help!!

Answer:Problems booting windows from internal hard disk on Sony vaio

Hi icetana,

Try reseating the computer hard-drive. Also, try searching for the latest BIOS update for the computer on Sony's website. Hope everything works out well for you.

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