• USB External Hard drive and Windows XP

    I have two issues which are basically the same. I have an external USB hard drive that I connect to a computer running Windows XP. Windows USB driver recognizes the hard drive and shows the drive in Device Manager but Windows does not show the drive in Windows Explorer. A customer has a USB FLASH...

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  • Will defragmenting hard disks improve SQL Server performance?

    Does it help to defragment the local hard disks on SQL Server to improve performance? I just started a new position and the drives on the servers are very fragmented. Could defragmenting them help boost some performance? Thanks.

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  • storage

    Hi , I am mahesh.j a fresher , i would like build my carrier on storage .where i am familer to storage hardware now i would like expertise on it.My question is that how to be expertise on it, so i would request u all help me on it by ur guidlines. what are platform of operating system,application...

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  • Report from check disk on active NTFS partition

    If I run check disk on the next system boot, I'd like to know if it found and fixed any problems. Does it generate a report, and where would I find it? Someone suggested the event log, but I may not know what I am looking for: a log, a report, a breif line item description?

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  • RAID – Upgrading disks to larger ones

    Hi all, I wrote not long ago about the best way to upgrade disks when using RAID1. I've now managed to copy all contents from my 2 original volumes, into 2 identical (but larger) volumes on the new larger disk. I used Ghost for this, by making a backup of first the system volume, then the data...

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  • Missing Disk Space 1TB HDD

    Missing Disk Space Hi, have two 1TB HDD's not set up in raid config... (1 listed as C other as D) Recentley moved lots of pics to back up in D... in calculating used space i have noted a loss of 121.6G that i cannot account for. I have pc set up with two users... is it a case of that other users...

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  • Disk Sanitizer 5799SD1 – Physically Removing Drive

    I have sanitized the disk drives and ready to physicall remove them. I have tried device concurrent maintence to remove the disk drives, when I pull the disk drive out, it sends a critical hardware message to qsysopr message queue. IBM says that I need to power down the system then remove them. Has...

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  • Hard Disk Data Recovery – NTFS MBR Failure

    Hello everyone, I have a Western Digital 800JB ATA 80GB 7200rpm drive that was used for a time as a boot drive for WXPP. It was replaced recently as a boot drive by a smaller 40GB drive, and the 80GB drive relegated to backup duties (slaved to a CD drive on a 40-wire cable). Before full transfer of...

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  • Hard drive failure

    I have a "Maxtor 40GB" in which I installed Windows 2000 on its first partition (I split it into 4 partitions and formatted all of them using FAT32), now I can't access its primary partition but when I connect the drive as a slave I can see all the partition, I can save files to the other three...

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  • Hard Disk Data Recovery – NTFS MBR Failure-2

    Hello everyone, I have a Western Digital 800JB ATA 80GB 7200rpm drive that was used for a time as a boot drive for WXPP. It was replaced recently as a boot drive by a smaller 40GB drive, and the 80GB drive relegated to backup duties (slaved to a CD drive on a 40-wire cable). Before full transfer of...

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  • DVD Recorder

    I removed the DVD recorder drive by unplugging it from the computer tower, now that I have put it back in, it does not recognize any discs I put in there and now the CD ROM does not either, I believe it may have to do with some of the wires that have PS6 and PS8 on them and maybe the PS4 wire. How...

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  • DVD Burner Problem

    Hello, I have an issue i never ran into before. I have a brand new CD/DVD burner that will burn CDs but not DVDs. It is a LG GSA-4160B (HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B in windows). Now i already updated the firmware to the latest version (406a) to no prevail. And the strangest thing is if you have a...

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  • cyclic redundancy check error on floppy

    I backed up some data to a floppy for temporary safekeeping, then reformatted the hard drive of the pc the data had been on, and reinstalled the OS (WinXP) and programs. When I try to restore the data from the floppy, I receiver an error about a "cyclic redundancy check" failure and the data will...

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  • disk degraded

    My as400 is showing a status of 'degraded' when doing a 'wrkdsksts'. I would assume that one of the disk has failed but all say operational when using display hardware resources. Help!

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  • Continual CHKDSK errors

    I've recently scheduled a daily procedure (CMD) to run on a test group of PCs (including one server with mirrored drives) that runs CHKDSK early every morning. While running under Windows, if it finds errors, it will shutdown/restart and CHKDSK /F will be run to repair the errors. Out of a group of...

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  • Compressing Old Files

    Hello, I would like to know the option(Compressing Old Files) which comes up during disk cleanup in win XP and win 2000. Is it good or bad? I mean, If I do the compression regularly will that effect my system/files in a long run? Is it same to that option (compress drive to save space) in disk...

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  • Bootable USB thumb drive or CompactFlas drive for data recovery on PC

    Has some practical experience using USB thumb drive (jump-drive) or CompactFlash drive for data recovery on PC? Real life situation: regular hard drive got failure (like bad blocks). Host's OS (Windows, Linux) can't boot. All other hardware is working properly and has network connectivity. The...

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  • Bad sectors

    How to identify bad sectors in a hard disk and eliminate them

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  • Adding Disk Units to model 9406-800

    Hello Have a client at V5R3. Before I can upgrade them, I had to order 2 additional disk units. I will need to install them. Not being a hardware guy, I am not really sure what is involved. I was told that I just had to pull off the front panel, and then, pop the new disk into the empty slots. From...

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  • External CD writer

    I have recently purchased a second hand memorex CD writer and although it looks in fine order and will play discs I cannot get it to copy/write/or burn discs. It is connected to my PC with a USB - Do I need a driver? or something. If so how do I go about this. Can anyone help please?

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