• Hard disk drives dying: Six signs a drive is about to fail

    Improvements in hard disk drive technology have caused some of the once well-known symptoms of impending failure to disappear. However, hard disk drives can still give off signs that they are about to fail.

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  • Fail-in-place systems: Avoiding hard disk drive failures

    Fail-in-place storage systems, such Atrato's V1000 and Xiotech's Emprise 5000 or ISE, can virtually eliminate hard disk drive replacement service calls.

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  • Can you help me devise a backup system?

    I want to begin a backup system that will enable me to rebuild an entire hard disk after a failure. I have a CD-RW and would like to hear your opinions on the best possible approach. Should I be looking at a complete or partial backup? Can I use my CD-RW? What applications should I be using? How...

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  • After upgrading Win2k hard disk, machine says ones of system files is missing/corrupt

    I am in the process of upgrading the hard disk on my Win2k machine. I have made the partition active on my new drive and copied all the files via xcopy. But when I reboot the machine, it tells me that one of the system files is missing or corrupt. I tried fixing it using the emergency repair disk...

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  • What is the difference between a dynamic disk and a basic disk?

    What is the difference between a dynamic disk and a basic disk? Are they talking about multiple hard disks when they refer to a dynamic disk?

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  • Be wary of preformatted external hard disk drives

    Chances are you'll come across some USB 2.0/FireWire preformatted external hard disk drives as FAT32 file systems. When you do, update them.

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  • Quick-formatting hard disk drives: A shortcut, but safe

    Quick-formatting a new hard drive takes only seconds, but simply erases the drive's metadata and file allocation tables. Full-formatting, which can take several hours, goes sector-by-sector across the disk, erases it and tests it for possible read errors. For the most part, there's no harm in...

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  • Can I put a hard disk in another XP PC and edit the registry?

    Because of a virus, I've made a change in the registry. Now I can log in but I'm immediately logged out. I would like to put the hard disk in another XP PC and edit the registry. How can I do that?

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  • How can I back up Exchange to hard disks?

    I have an Exchange server 5.5 and I don't have a tape drive. Instead I have a spare drive on the network on which I intend to keep the backup of the Exchange server.

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  • Five ways to control RAID rebuild times

    Hard disk capacities are rapidly increasing, and so are RAID rebuild times. This article offers five tips for keeping RAID rebuilds reasonable.

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