Hard drive corrupt

techguy.org - 2013-03-15 09:31:19 - Similar - Report/Block

So there's this problem with my hard drive, let me tell you what happened. I want to erase my drive a copy a clean windows 7 on it, While windows setup is copying the files, my drive stops reading the W7 disk. I shut down, boot to 7 install again, this time no drive. I take out the drive, connect it externally to my other comp. It gives m...

external hard drive problem, unable to detect or format

sevenforums.com - 2013-05-18 14:04:48 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi there, I need some good advice here, I hope someone can help me. I just bought a usb3.0 320gb external hard drive the brand and model are: "Imation Apollo M100" I plugged it into a usb 3 port and it worked but I wanted to format it before i used it, so i right clicked on it in my computer, and clicked format from the drop down box. I s...

External Hard Drive Won't Workk

techguy.org - 2013-05-20 08:53:08 - Similar - Report/Block

I have an old Hitachi hard drive (model HTS541680J9SA00) which I use for backup for the past 5 years. Recently, it can not be accessed. The PC I use it with asks if I wan't to format the hard drive or not. I use an ACER computer with Windows Vista OS. I can not afford to lose my files in the hard drive which are a assortment of MS Office...

Unable to format D: drive, no add'l info in error

sevenforums.com - 2013-03-22 17:04:28 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm going to preface this with admitting that I have no idea what I'm doing and only know that I want this drive clean! I have two hard drives, one of which (the D: drive) I'm trying to format by right-clicking it and selecting Format. The C drive is where I'm running Windows 7 from, but when I go to Computer Management -> Disk Managemen...

External Hard Drive, The Parameter Is Incorrect

techguy.org - 2013-03-27 05:38:06 - Similar - Report/Block

I have a new 3 Terrabyte Seagate Hard Drive. When ever I try and download large files (larger than 4 gigabytes) directly to the external hard drive, it comes up with the error message, unable to download to "K", Parameter is Incorrect. I have done this in the past with my old external hard drive with no issues. I can download directly to...

hdd hard drive with cloning utility recommendation

techguy.org - 2013-03-18 08:40:00 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I'm looking for a reliable hdd hard drive that includes a reliable cloning utility. Also, are there any additional cables I would need for cloning my failing but still functioning hdd hard drive to a new hard drive? What exactly is it that I need to do in order to clone the failing hard drive to the new hard drive? connect the new har...

Transfering full SATA hard drive to new computer.

techguy.org - 2012-08-31 22:07:16 - Similar - Report/Block

I recently purchased a new xp computer, and a new 1tb hard drive. I connected the hard drive to my old xp computer via a usb-SATA adapter. I partitioned and formatted the drive, then transfered all my files onto it. Now I would like to use the drive as an internal drive on my new computer. Can I partition and format the drive without loos...

Wrong External Hard Drive Enclosure / Help!

techguy.org - 2013-03-19 23:08:46 - Similar - Report/Block

I have a Toshiba 2.5 inch hard drive, MK1253GSX HDD2H04 F VL01 S. I went to Toshiba's web site to see what model External Hard Drive Enclosure would fit it, the site suggested STAR TECH SAT2510 BU2E, which was on their site. I purchased it from some where for a better price. My problem is that the female part of the enclosure where the ha...

Can't reinstall Windows 8 - SSD Hard drive disappeared from system

techguy.org - 2013-06-08 07:56:05 - Similar - Report/Block

Acer Iconia W700 Tablet - SSD Hard drive disappeare d from system - can't reinstall Windows 8 In both UEFI BIOS or Legacy BIOS the SSD hard drive has disappeared from my Iconia W700. I can't reinstall Windows 8 because Windows 8 can't find a SSD hard drive to install onto. Is there a software or bios fix for this problem or has the 3 mon...

Unusual problem with External Hard disk

techguy.org - 2013-04-18 08:25:37 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm not sure if I should be posting this here or in the Operating System Forum,please help! I happen to use Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex 2TB Harddrive [NTFS format] and am using it on a Windows 7 Ultimate with SP 1(x86). The drive would usually show up under "Devices with Removable Storage" section rather than under "Hard Disk Drives" secti...

Request to format disk in drive K:

techguy.org - 2013-02-28 23:04:29 - Similar - Report/Block

I am not sure whether this is a hardware problem or not. A few weeks ago I installed an external hard drive (drive L:). At the time A window popped up asking me whether I wanted to format the disk in drive K:. I checked and I had no drive K: While the window was open I couldn't do anything and clicking cancel had no effect. I solved the p...

Windows 8 hard drive format problem...

techguy.org - 2013-06-12 15:15:37 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey Tech People! This is a weird one. I bought an HP ENVY H8-1534 for my wife (refurbished; great price). The site said it came with Windows 7; it came with Windows 8. I tried it out for four seconds and realized right away why Microsoft has gotten so much crap over this. Put plainly, in my opinion, this is worse than any other operating...

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Solved: 3 SATA drives on same MB?

techguy.org - 2013-02-22 06:44:50 - Similar - Report/Block

OK guys, Im about to do a windows 7 install, but I am changing this computer. I currently have a Maxtor 120Gig drive with windows xp installed. Sata Also, 2 CD/DVD drives, one is a burner One IDE the other SATA 1, WD 500 gig HD, for storage. And now 1 TB Toshiba hard drive. that I am adding also, SATA. Now what I want to do is take the st...

My Win7 Administrative Privileges

techguy.org - 2013-03-25 09:09:31 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, thank you for opening my topic. Ever since I told a tech to make a new hard drive identical to my old one and make it the master hard drive, I've had a few problems with some programs. They won't work properly unless I run them as administrator. This is strange, since there is only one user account and it has administrative privileges...

Solved Additional drive appears (drive f) while forematting new drive

sevenforums.com - 2013-06-09 21:30:38 - Similar - Report/Block

This is a new built computer, I have installed win7 64bit on a 500 gig hard drive (tosheba), this is drive C. Everything works fine! I was wanting to use windows 7 backup, so I went and got another 500 gig hard drive (WD), I connected the HD and powered up the computer and that's all I did! Device manager showed the new drive and the prim...

Solved: Can I make a backup copy of my Windows 7 OS using copy/paste?

techguy.org - 2013-06-08 21:43:39 - Similar - Report/Block

I just purchased a pre-owned Lenovo T420 laptop with Windows 7, but amazingly, over these many years, I've never had to back up my OS before because someone (my tech guy mostly) had always done it for me. Anyhow, while I do intend to make a full system backup copy, which I have no doubt will include the Windows 7 OS, I would also like to...

Just bought a PC with Windows 8...... can I switch to Windows 7?

sevenforums.com - 2013-04-16 05:51:33 - Similar - Report/Block

I bought a refurbished PC from dell(Model XPS8500). It has a spinning drive with Windows 8 installed. I would like to remove the hard drive from this system and replace it with a solid state drive, then install Windows 7. Will this be a problem? Thanks,...

seagate 3tb expansion with windows 7 dont work

sevenforums.com - 2012-09-07 01:00:26 - Similar - Report/Block

About 3 months ago i purchased seagate 3TB expansion USB 3.0 external hard drive. all worked well apart from windows 7 not being able to see that hard drive to do a back up which at this stage im not Concerned with this issue. Now i have a 250Gb SSD with the same OS installed, now i plug in the external hard drive into a usb 3 slot & wind...

reinstalled windows 7 and have three partitions, which do i need.

sevenforums.com - 2013-03-08 03:27:42 - Similar - Report/Block

Reionstalled Windows 7 ultimate on my Dell Studio XPS 1640. I "clean all" the hard drive. I followed the great tutorial and have a windows 7 (c) drive, a System Reserved (E) and renamed the remaining 132 GB "main (T)". So, my concern is, and I assume that the C drive is for the OS and everything will go onto the E drive? Do I extend the E...

external hard drive doesn't show up on pc

sevenforums.com - 2012-10-11 11:16:54 - Similar - Report/Block

I have a Seagate External Hard drive, Desk Goflex 3 TB. I'm using it for sevral mounth in windows 7 and it's working fine. Now, I bought a new latop using windows 7 as well, and it's not recognizing my hard drive. The hard drive doesn't appear in the Disk Management at all. The computer does recognize other USB devices (disk-on-keys, mous...

HELP: Hard Drive C size smaller than Hard Drive D

sevenforums.com - 2012-11-02 08:09:10 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi guys, I am not sure why my hard drive C is smaller than hard drive D, It has been like this when I purchased this custom built PC, until right now I am having a hard time just to save space in drive C. and There is no way I can install any more program/software in drive C. while for Drive D, I am using it to store personal file. What I...

Installed W7 from secondary hard drive, now I can't boot! (pics)

sevenforums.com - 2012-08-23 19:38:11 - Similar - Report/Block

I tried something new- installing W7 from a second SATA hard drive. I extracted my W7 iso from MSDNAA to the hard drive, and was able to boot from it. Then, I told the installer to install windows to my main drive. Unfortunately, it seems that Windows has incorporated my W7 iso drive (the secondary one) as part of the boot routine, and I...

Would removing a Hard-Drive delete Windows 8 ?.

techguy.org - 2013-02-28 00:21:53 - Similar - Report/Block

Howdy everyone, I own a HEWLETT PACKARD Case (Model : DC 7800) with no Programs installed other than WINDOWS 8 Operating system. The RAM has been increased from 1.95 gb to 6 gb and I'd now like to change the Hard-Drive from 80 gb to a larger capacity. Some Questions : Would changing the SEAGATE Hard-Drive delete WINDOWS 8 ? Does the RAM h...

Hard-Drive Problem ?

techguy.org - 2013-04-11 16:11:02 - Similar - Report/Block

Recently I've been subjected to the old 'blue screen error' nightmare every now and then. However, a new turn has developed. I see on the screen/monitor the words 'Windows could not start because of a computer disk configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Window...

Upgraded laptop hard drive, disk management unallocated space problem

sevenforums.com - 2013-05-13 06:53:18 - Similar - Report/Block

I upgrade my laptop hard drive to 1tb hitachi travelstar and restoring the image with macrium reflect went well and prompted to reboot. After rebooting, it showed the hp logo then a black screen with an underscore on the top left, no hard drive activity. Windows boot manager said "the boot selection failed because a required device is ina...

External hard drive found as unknown device

sevenforums.com - 2012-09-08 16:16:41 - Similar - Report/Block

I have a LaCie external hard drive which works fine on other pc's running Windows 7 Ultimate, but on this one it is an "unknown device". I have tried it in different ports but with the same result. I've checked with Windows Compatability and the exact model is listed there as being compatible. I've been to the manufacturer's website but t...

CnM CORE Usb External Hard Drive Problem.

techguy.org - 2013-04-23 21:07:21 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello, I have a CnM CORE usb powered external hard drive which is currently being a bit of a problem. I hadn't used it in a while so earlier today went to try and update and backup some files. If plug it in I get a blue light on the physical drive. Under "computer" I see the drive when I connect it for a fraction of a second, the device b...

Freeze Windows 8: Impossible to reboot and HD no find

eightforums.com - 2013-05-28 09:50:21 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey people, I had a weird problem since yesterday : I have a laptop with Two Hard Drive( one SSD of 24 gb and one big). Windows 8 is set up on the SSD hard drive Yesterday, I got a freeze and I had to restart the computer by unplug it. After that, I can't boot it any more. I had a message which said that it missed boot.ini (something like...

Managing Bitlocker while moving hard drive to new laptop

sevenforums.com - 2012-08-08 05:33:29 - Similar - Report/Block

I have a Dell D820 running Windows 7 Enterprise with Bitlocker active. Because of video problems, I want to move the hard drive to a spare D820 (the spare has no hard drive). Do I just temporarily disable Bitlocker, or must I decrypt the drive first? The computer with the drive installed in it now is working just enough that I can probabl...

External Hard Drive no longer recognized by my laptops, Help!!!!?????

techguy.org - 2013-03-26 00:19:51 - Similar - Report/Block

First of all I sincerely believe my external Hard Drive really is working based on having this problem before. Before this point I would sometimes get the following error message but a few more tries and the external Hard Drives would be recognized. 'But now the laptops know something is getting plugged in to the USB ports but say 'USB de...

"Publisher: unknown" for all MS executables after full system restore

sevenforums.com - 2013-04-19 07:18:54 - Similar - Report/Block

I am trying to upgrade my 3 year old VAIO VPC-EB series laptop to a new hard drive. I got a 7200 1TB HGST hard drive. The old hard drive was 500GB. On my first attempt, I decided to backup all of my user data on another drive, restore OS (Windows 7) from Sony's recovery DVDs which I made in advance, and then restore user data. Unfortunate...

Access DENIED to VIEW ,COPY OR MOVE pictures on an external hard drive

techguy.org - 2013-04-19 12:22:13 - Similar - Report/Block

Im having access problems copying ,editing and viewing my photos on my external hard drive ,it says i dont have the correct permissions to access the file .and the file belong to an unknown user account ,i am using an administrator account ,how can i have access to this files ? THE problem started since i was using windows 7 ,now im using...

Corrupt system from hard drive failure - SFC cannot fix all errors

sevenforums.com - 2013-03-21 21:37:07 - Similar - Report/Block

My hard drive most likely sustained some light damage recently. The BIOS hard drive self test returns the error '#10008 - replace hard disk'. Using the Windows utility hooked up as an external hard drive it found 3 bad sectors. At least this is what I was told by my friend, unclear what it did with the bad sectors (reindexed maybe?). Befo...

how do i remove Windows 7 on my hard drive without loosing my files?

sevenforums.com - 2013-04-09 00:35:41 - Similar - Report/Block

I was previously using the hard drive for my os but I just got an ssd. the problem is that I do not need the os on my hdd anymore and I want to remove the windows 7 files to make some space. I cannot reformat the hdd as I store my files on it (on the root directory: videos, torrents, installers, etc...) I also can't transfer the files to...

Back to windows XP. Won't Install on Hard drive?

sevenforums.com - 2013-03-14 10:00:07 - Similar - Report/Block

I have a laptop here that I am trying to install Windows XP but when loaded all of the setup files it won't detect hard drive. But yet it will load the OS that is already on the hard drive?...

Re-do of Partitions on a Hard Drive

sevenforums.com - 2013-05-10 01:35:14 - Similar - Report/Block

I am about to build a new computer that will have Windows 7 Pro 32 bit installed. The hard drive I want to use is a 1TB drive with three partitions. C-drive is 100gb D-drive is 450gb E-drive is 450gb There is NO date on any of the partitions of importance so losing any data is NOT an issue. *How do I get back to a single partition so that...

Fedora 18 Install will not recognize hard drive

fedoraforum.org - 2013-02-25 20:21:32 - Similar - Report/Block

I am tryin to do an install of Fedora 18 on a Core 2 Duo box. 64bit Fedora install, from an external DVD. I can get the live Fedora 18 up an running no problem. I can see the 160 GB SATA drive from within the live system. I can fdisk the drive, and run mkfs on it all no problem. But when I try to do the install to hard drive the instalati...

problems with ccsvchst.exe and High disk usage

sevenforums.com - 2013-05-03 14:01:01 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I had a problem with ccsvchst.exe i can see 20-30 copy of ccsvchst.exe running in resource monitor.. in same time disk usage also 100% last few days i had this problem.. Disk usage.. here what i try to fix high disk usage. * I format hard drive. (1TB hard disk 700gb free now ) * reinstall windows. * all driver up to date.

Boot manager and ntldr installed on secondary drive

sevenforums.com - 2013-03-18 23:26:44 - Similar - Report/Block

I installed windows 7 ultimate less then a week ago, On my Main drive (Corsair M4 128GB SSD). I installed windows originally with *_only my ssd and my optical drive installed_*. Windows has been installed on the other drives before, A dual boot on the 2TB for Windows XP (Has been removed). The 1TB was my main hard drive for a year with wi...

Problems installing windows on new hard drive

techguy.org - 2013-05-04 04:54:54 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello I put my little girls laptop in for repair, they replaced her hard drive. The cost of having windows 7, drivers etc installed was beyond me, so the nice gent there gave me a windows disc and said i should be fine to install it myself as i have the authentication code. I went into the bios and changed the boot order to boot first fro...


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