• Recovering SATA hard disk and data after faulty connection

    I accidentally connected my PC cabinet fan power plug into my SATA hard disk power, causing the HD power connector to spark. After that, my PC isn't recognizing the HDD and there's no power reaching it. How can I recover my data? Is it fried?

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  • Rebooting after clearing the hard drive

    I cleared the hard drive of my macbook, and inserted the install disk. Now it won't reboot. Any advice?

    MightyQ5 pointsBadges:
  • Raid 0 Set up internal to external drive

    I have a Dell 420xps. It came with a 320gb sata drive. I have added a 500gb "internal" hard drive. I also added a 250gb USB "external" hard drive and a 500gb eSata "external" hard drive. I would like to run raid 0 on the 500gb internal and 500gb external and leave the other 2 as they are. Can this...

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  • My external HDD won’t show

    Hi My PC has suddenly stopped recognizing my WD5000h1U-00 External Hard Drive. I am running windows xp. It has been working perfectly up untill now. I have tried a different PC but the same thing applies. If someone could give me some help to resolve this issue that would be appreciated.

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  • 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:
  • Looking for a good hard drive for backup

    Looking to backup 2 laptops..both are in gigabytes. How and what kind of hard drive would hold both? I want to backup boths laptops on it..

    Letsrock200125 pointsBadges:
  • HUGE hard disks problem, PLEASE! help.

    HUGE hard disks problem, PLEASE! help. (Apologies for the lengthy message. My technical expertise is nil and I don't know what information is needed, so I prefer to include every possible detail. Neither is my English very good, but I hope to be able to explain the situation clearly) My computer is...

    Spj35 pointsBadges:
  • how can i install xp service pack 2 on external hard drive

    how can i install xp service pack 2 on external hard drive

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  • 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...

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  • 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:
  • reusedlt *yes

    Hi, Has reusedlt *yes behavior changed with V5R3? When I add a record to a PF that is reusedlt *yes in V5R2 is uses a record that has been deleted, however when i do the same thing on a V5R3 system it adds a new record rather than re-use one. Anyone run into this before? Thanks, Luis

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  • 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:
  • Can/should I move programs on C: Drive to external hard drive & how?

    I bought a 1TB external Hard drive for our computer after a recent fire in our area and was wondering if I can/should move everything from C: drive to external hard drive to improve the speed of computer? And is it something I can do or do I need professional help?

    2pnutsmom10 pointsBadges:
  • Can I set up a shadow copy of an entire drive?

    Using shadow copy can I set up a shadow copy of an entire drive and not just a shared folder? Can I also do this on workstations like Windows 7? Or am I limited to only server os’es. If so are there hacks or workarounds?

    ITKE361,880 pointsBadges:
  • Backup to an external drive

    How can I specify as target drive an ext. drive.? Right now a: is only option. Am using W XP Home Edition

    Mm1235 pointsBadges:
  • Any applications to protect data on hard drives?

    I am wondering if there are any applications available in the market which would allow me to protect my hard drive data. Are there any tools which would prevent a hard drive from being accessible if it was removed from a computer and plugged into another computer or a portable hard drive case? I...

    Rizwandean120 pointsBadges:
  • Sponsor Post: Live Expert Chat 6/1: Drive Your Business Forward with SharePoint 2010

    Join us for the next Microsoft Live Chat on Tuesday, June 1 at 11 am ET. SharePoint 2010 allows your company to quickly respond to changing business needs. Your people can share ideas and expertise, create custom solutions for specific needs and find the right business information to drive your...

    EmNichs3,250 pointsBadges:
  • Installing Windows XP from bootable CD

    How can I install a clean copy of Windows XP from a bootable CD? The laptop has SATA hard disk and cannot continue with installation. The laptop has no floppy drive.

    SearchStorageATE215 pointsBadges:
  • How to recover the deleted database using transaction log file?

    Hello all u witty people! I am working for a pvt. corporate company. We are using Windows 2003Server as our OS and SQL Server. Earlier this morning, i was taking the back up and as my hard disk ran out of space, so it showed me an error message stating that there was not much space. but by then, my...

    Kalyan20088745 pointsBadges:

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