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[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. ...

[Solved] HDD clicks and spins up whenever a DVD disc is inserted
Summary: Hard drive clicks and spins up whenever a dvd is inserted. Basically what happens with my computer is a noise comes from the hard drive that sounds li...

how to fix this problem? it keeps on showing in my screen
Summary: The drive is not ready for use; Its door may be open.Please check drive A; and make sure that a disk inserted and that the drive door is closed. ...

[Solved] No Bootable Device after swapping hard drive
Summary: Sorry if this is in the wrong thread, this is my first time here. I have two HP laptops. One, whose screen is broken, is an HP G7-2323dx — this is...

Can I move one hard drive into another PC and have that OS?
Summary: Can I move my old PC hard drive into my new PC and have that OS? Because on my old PC I had windows 7 and on my new one I use it has windows Vista, so...

[Solved] Strange Laptop Issues - Acer Aspire 5742
Summary: All right. I've been having these issues for some time, and I can only assume that they're pointing toward something. There is quite a few of them, so...

Files under Windows 7 keep deleting themselves
Summary: My computer deletes files and programs when i start it or reboot it. I tried to reinstall windows and tried a different harddrive but the same thing k...

Hard Drive says it is FULL. It clearly is NOT!
Summary: I have a Lenovo Y570 Ideapad with a 750GB Hard Drive. It is stating that I only have 1 GB of free space, when there is only about 60 GB worth of softw...

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...

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