• Monitoring SMART hard drive status via Active Directory

    Can we monitor SMART hard drive status via Active Directory or via SpiceWorks to know before a potential hard drive failure? How would this work. Client machines are XP and 7.

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Lost info on external drive

    I was using a sandisk 80G external drive. I was working on a word document saved on it. I saved many times while working on the document. When I tried to close it, I was prompted as asked if I wished to save the document before closing. I clicked on yes and the prompt went away but the document...

    Sandy40reading5 pointsBadges:
  • External hard drive suddenly gone crazy

    I use a USB hub with my laptop, which has only two USB 1.0 ports. Until recently, I had a hub into which I had two USB plugs from a Seagate external 40 GB hard drive, a scanner, a printer, and an external floppy drive. I noticed the laptop suddenly didn't recognize the external drive. I got a new,...

    Chico5 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:
  • External Hard Drive – 1TB – What is working for you?

    What has worked (and not crashed) for you when looking at a 1TB External Hard Drive. Most of the feedback I find is from a very short user timeframe. I need to know who has used something for more than 6 months or a year.

    Firewoman15 pointsBadges:
  • hard drive

    I want to know the Practical / Technical and Management information on how to operate the hard disks can someone help

    Eduado0 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 problem when installing Windows

    my hard dive could not format during windows installation andthe feedback was that windows could not acces this drive pls help me solve it

    Blessingbruce5 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:
  • Low level formatting for Microsoft Vista

    I reinstalled vista os in hope of reinstalling a fresh copy of program, but the program installation it keeps on detecting old copy of this program. I had formatted both drives on machines. How can i remove these hidden program copies? Is there a better way of formatting?

    Renulaks135 pointsBadges:
  • No Hard Drive Detected

    Hi, I've been using the dell 1501 Inspiron from past 2 years. But today when i switched it on i got erro message stating no hard drive detected. Would u help me resolve this issue & also i was using windows 7 OS.

    rkwac453125 pointsBadges:
  • Hard drive failing on production server

    We think a hard drive is failing on a production server. I copied everything to another drive on a different array. How can we monitor the health of the hard drive/array?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Disk error from Ashampoo disk doctor

    Mon 17. Jan. 2011, 13:45:40: Error detected in index $I30 for file 40470. Mon 17. Jan. 2011, 13:47:08: Index entry resume.dat in index $I30 of file 205501 is incorrect. Mon 17. Jan. 2011, 13:47:08: Index entry resume.dat.old in index $I30 of file 205501 is incorrect. Mon 17. Jan. 2011, 13:47:08:...

    Ihavecomputerquestions5 pointsBadges:
  • RAID 0 with an Internal and External Drive?

    I was wondering if I could be able to set up my default hard drive and a new external hard drive for RAID 0. My internal disk drive is a ST3160815AS ATA Device (149 GB, IDE). And I have a My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive WDBAAA5000AD6-NESN. Will I be able to have a...

    DrApocalypse5 pointsBadges:
  • Windows built in Hard Drive Diagnostic

    I know this is a beginnger question, so I apologize in advance. I'm a tech teacher in K-12. There have been times when I called tech support and the tech has come and run some sort of diagnostic on a laptop I was having trouble with. Several times, they've concluded the diagnostic and said, "the...

    Techteach25 pointsBadges:
  • Troubleshooting and Support for hard drive

    What would you suspect when the hard drive access light turns on and off with no application running?

    Dougla5 pointsBadges:
  • Wiping the hard drives of over 100 computers automatically?

    We have 100 decommissioned computers. We want to wipe all of their hard drives. Can this be automated? We have been looking at dban. Can this be automated.

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Accessing backups on Windows XP SP3

    i use apricorn to clone and backup. i switchout hard drives every 6mos (500gb) what happens if i don't have lap top any longer(stolen) or vgcard failure, how can i access photos and applications.  i have accessed photos via backup but photos can only be opened one at a time(opencloseopennew). is...

    Newbie25 pointsBadges:
  • IBM hardware raid (Mirroring)

    We are using IBM x3400 server with two hotswap SAS hdds.We are using hdds in hit swap mirror mode.Today I installed server newly and by mistaken used second hard disk for volume shadow from IBM raid software mamaner from setup guide.now I can't see hard disk in window's or in IBM SAS controller or...

    Rax94015 pointsBadges:
  • Security policy for decommissioning printers & copiers

    We are about to scrap several old copy machines. I know they have hard drives in them. Should they be removed, wiped or what are normal company procedures for destroying any potential data on it before decommissioning it.

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:

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