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  • Hard drive “checking media”

    put new hard drive still says checking media,do I have to install a windows 8 disk? Or do I need to do anything else?

    terry7935 pointsBadges:
  • Dell Poweredge 2800 will not reboot after RAID 5 install

    I have a Dell Poweredge 2800. My situation is that i added 2 hard drives and setup Raid 5 successfully. I installed windows server 2003 and it finds the drives. "a disk read error has occurred" Any help?

    ITKE346,285 pointsBadges:
  • Computer does not detect SATA hard drive in BIOS

    Please help! Brand new hard drive 160Gb Samsung SATA. BIOS does not detect it, I tried everything. From replacing the "data cables", "power converter plugs" on the power supply, upgrading my BIOS. There is no RAID setting in my BIOS only the option to "enable/disable SATA". The BIOS detect it once...

    Dion40 pointsBadges:
  • Opening an external hard drive

    I am trying to open an external hard drive in Windows XP and it will not open. How do I open it. It was I think a backup from another computer that ran Windows 8.

    steve22220 pointsBadges:
  • Initializing Hard Disk Drive

    I've placed an old hard drive in a USB external enclosure to rtrieve files. When I try to access the drive I get a message that the drive has not been initalized. How can I accomplish initializing the drive?

    GreggorF5 pointsBadges:
  • Can a 4 bay external hard drive have different hard drive sizes?

    I have a "Mediasonic 3.5-Inch USB 2.0 and eSATA Pro Box 4-Bay Enclosure HF2-SU2S2" and it has 4 hard drive slots, can each hard drive be a different size or must they all be the same for it to operate. Im not trying to raid, I just want to access 4 hard drives with 1 connection.

    Addam30310 pointsBadges:
  • Will my secondary hard drive take over?

    will my slave hardrive take over when my master drive is full

    Monkeyhead5 pointsBadges:
  • Formatting an External HD on iMac

    I installed a "My Passport" (Western Digital) USB HD on my PC.  Then I tried to install it on my iMac G5, expecting to be able to format it to a Mac OS extended format.  I noted there is no "format" selection in the iMac Disk Utility.  I tried the "partition selection" and the system would not...

    Btcalif5 pointsBadges:
  • External hard drive conversion best practices

    I have a hard drive that I took out of an old computer and placed  into an external hard drive case. my question is: Can I keep the now external drive on 24/7? or is it best to shut it down?

    Walkingthunder5 pointsBadges:
  • Hard drive not detected

    On a Dell Vostro 1710 running Vista on a Centrino processor, on boot there is an error loading BIOS saying there is no detectible hard drive. All internal workings seem to be ok and the HD appears to work just fine in other machines. Solutions?

    TheAndyOfOne25 pointsBadges:
  • Hard Disk not getting detected

    My hard-disk is not getting detected.. Day before it was, I just removed the ram & from that moment itself, everything's stopped working.!! Mine is a 915gm motherboard with IDE Hard-disk connection.. When I tried it connect with some other IDE cable it did not take, and when I checked it with a...

    Christinal25 pointsBadges:
  • Hard drive formatting

    When formatting a hard drive of a server that is going to be donated how can I be certain that the data is gone? Is there a program or application I can run? Is there a standard procedure for this? Or does everyone remove the hard drives?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Linux and Windows not recognizing directory structure

    I have a secondary hard drive that is giving me issues. I can not view the files on it any longer. How can I retrieve the files when Linux and Windows does not recognize the directory structure?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Can I hot-swap hard drives on AS400?

    I have a failed drive on 9406-620.  This leaves me with 4 drives unprotected. I'm concerned if I shut the system down it will not come back up.  Is there a way to hot swap a drive or to deactivate the 5 drives (moving date to other drives).  Ihave plenty of unused space on remaining drives....

    Ddub5 pointsBadges:
  • Hard Drive replacement procedure

    I have a Dell Latitude D 620 Laptop. I would like to upgrade the internal Hard Drive. What is the procedure to copy the entire HD to an external HD, swap out the internal drive, and then completely restore all of the SW ?

    HJN10 pointsBadges:
  • Blue screen after switching out hard drive

    after changing harddrive,received a blue screen message.what can i do?

    Knowsnot5 pointsBadges:
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