• Suse booting on external Hard drive problems

    I have a Dell 1520 w/ Vista home basic, also an external hard drive. I am trying to use the external HD to boot my Linux on. I installed Suse the first time, and it set up shop on the external, but put the boot section in my MBR on the internal HD on the laptop. Now, not a big deal, I reinstall...

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  • 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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  • 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..

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  • 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,...

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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.

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  • 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:
  • 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:
  • DB backup onto External Hardrive

    Hi I have connected an external USB hard drive to my SQL server (2000). When i attempt to backup from Enterprise manager (to the harddrive) i cant seem to find the drive in the list. The drive has been made active (active partition) and can be used from windows explorer without any problems. I...

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  • Re-allocating drive letter to external hard drive that PC has lost contact with

      help please [small class="upper">[/small] My dell optiplex gx260(windows xp 32bit x86) lost connection with my 250gb ext hard drive and It no longer showed the drive letter so I couldnt access it ,altho it is showing the device in device manager and says its working.I have manged to get it...

    Natty35 pointsBadges:
  • Identical hard drive file systems

    My laptop hard drive has NFTS and my external hard drive and flash drive memory stick have the FAT system. Would it be better if all were the same? How would one go about changing the file system and would that be beneficiary to the overall function?

    WindowsServerATE335 pointsBadges:
  • PC failure when connected to external hard drive

    When 1.5 TB WD external hard drive is connected to the PC, it recognised the device but after 2 minutes the PC goes down and never turns off again

    Dhenesh5 pointsBadges:
  • LaCie Firewire Drive keeps disconnecting

    I'm having a problem with a LaCie 2GB Firewire drive. It disconnects at random times when it is in use. I have another LaCie 1.5GB Firewire drive connected to the same card and server that has no problems. The LaCie firmware updater gives me a BSOD on my server when I try to use it. Does anybody...

    mshen27,385 pointsBadges:
  • USB 1.0 to connect to a USB 2.0 external hard drive

    I have an old laptop with a 1.0 USB but it has all my pictures on them. I would like to move them to an external hard drive, but I can't find one that is compatible. How can I download all of my files to a hard drive? Is it practical to do it over a wireless network?

    Standdi5 pointsBadges:
  • Please help with Windows ME external drive problem

    Thanks in advance for anyone who can help. I have looked for hours all over the internet for a similar problem but couldn't find anything like mine. I have two computers one running XP and one with ME. Recently I bought a SimpleTech 320gb usb external hard drive . I first had it formatted NTFS but...

    NortyNasty5 pointsBadges:

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