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[Solved] Newly purchased Toshiba 1TB External HDD shows only 500GB
Summary: I've purchased a Toshiba 1.0TB external drive but it only shows as a 500GB when plugged into my computer (Sony FZ laptop VistaHP with 3GB Ram 32 bit ...

[Solved] How do I copy all C drive to an external drive?
Summary: My wife's computer only has 70gb of memory on "C" & "D" drives and both are almost full. Our local PC shop suggested that a cheap option would be to b...

[Solved] How to recover data from PqRP partition
Summary: I have a simpletech external HDD on a HP deskPro CPU running Windows XP. I also have Partition Magic 8.0 installed. Incident: I hooked up the external...

Why is my tv not recognising files on external drive?
Summary: I have movies stored on my Seagate External 2T Drive. When I connect it via USB to my Panasonic Viera Tv Model TH-L42ET60A, it says there are no supp...

I have a Mad Dog Model ME 325x
Summary: I can not get it to work it will run but I get nothing from it oh it is an external drive. I use the disc that came with it but when I try to use the ...

Need to Retrieve files from dropped External HDD that beeps
Summary: I accidentally dropped my external drive on a chair while the drive is on it's leather case. And the fall isn't too high so I thought that it wouldn't...

[Solved] CMD prompt hangs on external drive
Summary: I have an older laptop running on vista that no longer starts windows. Have taken out the HD and connected it to a "cradle", hoping to recover some fi...

[Solved] Western Digital Elements external drive installation
Summary: I recently purchased a WD Elements drive to use with my Toshiba Laptop. Although it appears to register, the light on the drive flashes and the disc s...

[Solved] External eSata drive connected as RAID
Summary: I have an eSata connected 2TB external drive connected to my Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo. Everything works fine but I noticed that the interface is listed...

[Solved] chkdsk G: /f /r /x Stage 5 at 56 hours only 53%
Summary: My 1TB external drive was recognized but would not open. The message I was receiving was "G: is not accessible. Parameter is incorrect." After doing ...

[Solved] USB external drive not recognized.
Summary: Am running windows 7, have installed usb external drive. Drive shows in devices as "working properly", however when I open "computer" no external stor...

Need a power supply cord for a 2TB external drive
Summary: Need a power cord for a 2 TB external drive model 5309N. edited by moderator: Deleted extraneous characters...

[Solved] is it possible to load old version windows on external drive
Summary: I want to know if its possible to load another version windows or even Linux if its on external drive and connected via USB ? in windows 8 or was this...

[Solved] Remove An Alien Folder under XP
Summary: I had this occur when I was copying a folder off my C Drive on to an external drive about halfway through the copying it popped up a error message tha...

[Solved] want to know if drive is compatable
Summary: I have purchased a ASUS X501A-XX454H notebook and as it doesnt have a drive , I would like to find out if aASUS external drive eg SDRW- 08D2S would be...

[Solved] External drive not showing files
Summary: On my external harddrive it shows that all the data is still on it if you check the space used. But if I open the drive it does not show any folders....

Computer doesn't recognise my external drive.
Summary: Computer doesn't recognise my USB external drive. Device manager recognises my Toshiba HDTB105EK3AA but it is not shown in My Computer and therefore I...

[Solved] Forgotten password for Buffalo HD-PNTU3 USB30 External HDD
Summary: I forgot my password for my external drive HD-PNTU3. I don't care if I lose my data. Anyone know how to reset toI factory settings. ...

[Solved] System Reserved appears on my external drive E: how do i rem
Summary: I started using Macrium. It did something to my external hard drive because it says 'system reserved'. How do I fix? The external hard drive is 250...

[Solved] Can't copy Aperture library to another drive or computer
Summary: Message: The Finder can't complete the operation because some data in "Aperture Library" can't be read or written (Error Code -36) Tried to drag from ...

[Solved] external drive not reognised by computer
Summary: i cannot open files on my astone external drive since it can not be recognised by computer. display says- usb devise not recognised. what can i do? ...

Message that external drive needs reformatting
Summary: I inserted a USB/Flash drive that I used less than an hour previously with no problems and a message popped up that it needed to be reformatted before...

External drive is not booting
Summary: please need the solution i want to boot external hard for (window 7 enterprise) but computer Hp compaq dx 100 microtower is not recognizing the Exte...

[Solved] All my folders in the external drive is shown as shortcuts
Summary: I am also facing the same problem, but I have not used my sd cards/pen drives in any acer laptops. Even my antivirus is not able to detect any virus o...

how to format the WD without password
Summary: i forgot the password and i need to format my western driver ...

[Solved] win 7 windows explorer can't read directories that can be re
Summary: I have some files that I can read on windows XP. I put them on an external drive. When I connect this drive to a Win 7 machine I can copy the folders ...

Toshiba 1TB HDD spinning but not recognized ask to format
Summary: my Toshiba's TB external drive spinning but my lop top cant read and recommend instead to reformat. ...

Tried to back up on a sub folder in external drive.....
Summary: the drive letter is E and I wanted to backup in the subfolder I made backup. so it would be E:/backup I went into the windows 7 back up and restore an...

[Solved] what is an NBA file
Summary: I can't open my files from a verbatim store n go usb.2.0 external drive I can see them and they say file type NBA can any one help. ...

External drives and drive letters
Summary: I read the locked forum topic from 2006 about drive letter changes. I read the articles listed on one of the replies, such as Microsoft's KB. The pro...

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