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Where is hard drive in Compaq Presario laptop CM2130?
Summary: I need to remove the hard drive but can’t tell where it is or how to remove it. It’s an old Compaq Presario laptop and no online videos match it. ...

[Solved] why is my c drive so full and so small?
Summary: this is probably a pretty dumb question but my c drive is so full and I don't know what else I can delete since I can not tell which files i can delet...

my Hp 620 is unable to start
Summary: The PC's battery was completely drained while i was trying to on it, though the battery is not good at all but i have been able to manage it for a wh...

[Solved] How many bad sectors are dangerous?
Summary: My hard drive (WD 250GB) has 2 bad sectors. Should I be worried? The hard drive is a few years old and showed 1 bad sector 2 months ago and now it is ...

How reliable are recertified and toshiba hard disks?
Summary: Processor: Intel Core i3-4130 CPU @ 3.40 GHz Motherboard: Asus H81M-E Memory: Transcend 2GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz (Channel B) Undefined 2GB DIMM DDR3 160...

Dell Inspiron E1505 Cannot Find New Hard Drive
Summary: Well, I haven't been on here in years. Hello! I am having an issue installing my new 250 GB hard drive into a Dell Inspiron E1505 and I was wondering...

Gateway hot swap tray
Summary: I resently got a great deal on a pc with an i7 ($25) and i have been very hapy with it but it doesnt have the hot swap trays it would uave come with a...

[Solved] How do I check power and data cables from/to internal HD
Summary: I can't access Windows 7 home premium OS, and guess it is something to do with the hard drive. I cannot get BIOS or any bootable rescue software to re...

[Solved] HDD NOT RECOGNIZED on a VIA VT8237 motherboard
Summary: I have the same problem as dragog but with a different configuration: DVD-ROM on IDE and HDD on SATA and no, it not see it on either SATA CH0 or S...

Creating a drive letter for an OS X formatted hard disk.
Summary: I plugged in a hard disk which my friend uses in his mac OS X. It didn't show up in 'My computer', I opened disk management to try and assign a letter...

[Solved] Removed partion now can't start pc
Summary: Hi I had dual booted my computer (windows , Ubuntu). So I wanted to remove the Ubuntu. So there was a arrival on the internet to do the following step...

[Solved] Please help lenovo z500 statrs with charger but not with bat
Summary: Dear masters, I have lenovo ideapad z500 core i7 3612qm , nvidia 740m 2gb, issue is : my laptop turns on with charger but not with battery , batte...

I'm out of hard drive space
Summary: I am out of hard drive space!! I have deleted a bunch of files several times..each time getting hundred of MB back (or a GB). Then an hour later it's ...

[Solved] What causes multiple hard drive failures - PSU?
Summary: Hey, So i just went through 3 hard drives in the last 4 months. Now I am on the fourth one. The first three hard drives were taking time to be detecte...

[Solved] XP BSOD error 0X00000078
Summary: A month ago my computer frequently restarts without any reason, i thought the reason is not being used for a long time. So, I opened my unit and chang...

[Solved] Checkdisk problem, please help!
Summary: I ran chkdsk /r on hard drive which got some bad sectors and this is screenshot for last moment before i stopped chkdsk. http://i.imgur.com/qhgyZ8Z.pn...

How can I recover data from Toshiba laptop internal HDD?
Summary: I am attempting to recover data from the hard drive of Toshiba Satellite L830. So far, no luck. I tried using the recovery booting option with the lap...

[Solved] Windows Vista says it has no hard drive space. Teryez too:(
Summary: Hi my sons friend got a used Dell latitude and it came with Vista. Has a 16gb hard drive and no files on it other than normal system files and Chrome....

[Solved] The parameter is incorrect when formatting. Help?
Summary: I have a hard drive that after attempting to dual boot ended up useless. I finally got some files off it and was ready to wipe it and start over. Wind...

Laptop Hard Drive Not Detected
Summary: I purchased a new HDD a week ago for my laptop. The HDD worked brilliantly for a week but then stopped functioning. Presently, the BIOS does not detec...

[Solved] SMART HDD imminent failure - any way to backup my stuff?
Summary: Failure message at startup, this message displays on the screen: "1720 - SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure (Failing ATTR: 05)" Then, a smal...

Hitachi 1TB internal Hard Drive Not Detected on My PC
Summary: Recently the system started to occasionally freeze for a few seconds then crash down to the boot screen failing to find the internal hard drive (Hitac...

[Solved] What temperatures are considered as high/harmful for an HDD?
Summary: What temperatures are considered as high/harmful for an HDD? One of my disks is constantly operating at 48-50+°C, and is also affecting the temps in ...

[Solved] Movies turned to XML format
Summary: Hi I moved all my data fro, WD elements to Segate back up plus. I have all my movies but now they are showing as XML format. Can anyone please try to ...

APTIO BIOS setup see No HDD after doing update on Windows 10
Summary: I recently did an update on windows 10 ASUS Q502 notebook. The PC rebooted and the Aptio setup utility (bios) came up. The hard drive does not show up...

ASUS mobo SATA ports frequent I/O errors
Summary: I can't seem to use any of this mobo's sata ports - get multiple i/o errors until drive is corrupted. I finally installed a pcmcia raid card and conne...

[Solved] Windows 10 won't load after update, how to save some files?
Summary: On 12/8, I updated Windows 10 on my laptop (a Dell Latitude E6510) and after an hour of the update running, the laptop restarted, "Attempting repairs"...

[Solved] Problem with second hard drive install
Summary: adding a second hard drive. Physically installed but it is not seen by Win10. SATA cable connected to SATA1. Power connected to same power cable as...

[Solved] Easiest way 2 connect 2 laptops using 2nd one as ext display
Summary: Hi there, I got this HP Pavilion dv4 mx1275 several years ago. And it's been a few years since its screen started malfunctioning, getting to a point i...

[Solved] C drive 34GB free space suddenly dropped to 4GB
Summary: I had 34GB free space in my C drive of 100GB. But free space suddenly dropped to 4GB without any reason. Please guide me to create free space. ...

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