A Windows 2000 hard disk got clobbered by the XP installer and is "unallocated". What are my next steps? [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Nov 16, 2009 -
Best HD imaging software/solution? One large external USB2.0 HD, would like to image the primary partition of several XP computers. [more inside]
posted by porpoise
on Oct 2, 2008 -
I have two computer hard drives installed onto one machine, and no CD for the first hard drive. The computer doesn't recognize USB ports nor the DVD drive on one of the hard drives. How can I fix that? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth
on Jul 23, 2008 -
My windows didn't want to boot up, so I bought a new hard disc installed Windows on it and made the old one slave. The old hard disc reads as completely empty. Why? [more inside]
posted by A!
on Nov 4, 2007 -
I (apparently) messed up my partition, and now Windows thinks my hard drive is half the size it actually is. Help. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Apr 22, 2007 -
So it's come to this - I see no other option than to ask a "help me fix my PC" question. After some troubleshooting the STOP errors seem to have been resolved, XP now boots successfully but is excruciating slow to the point of being unusable. Details and specs below the fold. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Mar 4, 2007 -
Is it possible for Windows 2000/XP (or more properly, an NTFS disk volume) to "collapse" under the weight of too many files? [more inside]
posted by chef_boyardee
on Feb 1, 2007 -
i lost a partition in a reformat, but the data is still on my harddrive. i want to get the data off. i have r-studio
, but not enough disk space on the existing partition to put the other data on it, and i thought i shouldn't create a new partition to put the data on, as that could mess up remaining data. i don't have an external harddrive. is there any way i can safely get the data off? thanks! [more inside]
posted by willmillar
on Apr 7, 2006 -
Why does adding a third drive to my WinXP system cause the error "NTLDR is missing" upon subsequent boot? In the past it's worked fine like this.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Mar 9, 2006 -
My wife's computer died (autopsy pending). I took her hard drive out, put it in an Adaptec external enclosure, and hooked it to my machine via USB. It runs fine and I can see the directory tree, but it won't let me access the important stuff under her profile in Documents and Settings -- just says "Access Denied." Is there any way around this? [more inside]
posted by words1
on Jul 13, 2005 -
I've just bought a Lacie 160 gigabyte firewire drive. It's to be plugged into a Windows XP machine, but also to be written to and read by a Mac OSX machine. I want to format it with the FAT32 file system, but Windows won't let me. Is there a way to force the drive to format as FAT32? [More inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar
on Oct 28, 2004 -
Yet another boring tech question: my main hard drive died on me. It's a Seagate, so I ran their diagnostic tool and it tells me I have 2 critical structure errors. What does this mean? Is there a way to fix it, or do I have to reformat, or worse, toss it out? Vielen Dank!
posted by muckster
on Aug 20, 2004 -
I just did a full WinXP reinstall. In the process, I took an 80 gig drive which was partitioned to 10/30/40 gig partitions and repartitioned it to 10/10/20/15/25 partitions. Unfortunately, that 40 gig partition held my "My Documents" holding a bunch of Word documents spanning the years and a lot of digital photos that are irreplaceable.
I've tried a few file recovery programs with limited success (recovered around 20% of my files) however I think the problem is the repartitions have split a lot of the files across two or more partitions. Is there a way I can recombine these partitions and try the file recovery programs again??
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on Apr 21, 2004 -
Windows XP question... My parents computer is set up that most items are stored on a 20 GB harddrive (or possibly a partition- listed as c:) while they have 100 GB available on d:... When I install software, is it perfectly acceptable to run it off the D drive, and is there a way to switch the set up so most items save to the d drive? [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Feb 23, 2004 -
What's a good program to automate backing up one hard drive to another one on the same box in Windows XP?
Something that made a complete backup of certain folders every morning would be ideal.
posted by signal
on Dec 15, 2003 -