Windows Illiteracy Filter. Help me help my mother via long-distance to understand the difference between memory and hard disk storage, and how to access information on her Windows XP machine that will tell her how much memory she has, if there are any empty slots, what type of memory her computer requires, and how large her hard drive is, including used/available space stats. [more inside]
Hard drive issues: Frequently when I attempt to open a folder on my Windows Vista partition I will have to wait 5 seconds or so for the drive to spin up (I hear it). Is there some way I can fix my cache or otherwise set up the drive so that it doesn't need to spin up every time I access files on my root drive? [more inside]
How can I back up my digital photos while travelling without a laptop? [more inside]
dinner drive: we're driving on Thanksgiving Day — with our three year old boy. We'll need to stop. And run. And climb. And jump. And throw things. It's easier if the weather is pleasant but what if it's not…and everything is closed. Suggestions for this route through mid-south Ohio or across the middle. [more inside]
Why am I having problems changing my new MacBook Pro's hard drive? [more inside]
Mac, Leopard, La Cie external hard disk drive spins but does not mount. What's my best option for getting data off this drive? [more inside]
What are all the things I should do to prepare an old iBook of mine before I sell it to another person (who I don't know and isn't related to me)? [more inside]
Where do I find a new MP3 player with all the features of my old iriver H320? [more inside]
Can I temporarily swap out the controller board on my seagate hard drive without voiding the warranty? [more inside]
New computer, how do I keep the old programs? [more inside]
iMac G5--how do I wipe the drive prior to recycling? [more inside]
I need to change nearly all the drive letters on XP, including the system partition. How do I do this? [more inside]
What kind of external drive setup should I use for my new Macbook Pro? [more inside]
What's the best way to dispose of a USB flash drive? [more inside]
Can I use B: as a drive letter, on a modern windows PC, without messing things up? [more inside]
Older Apple Hardware Filter: My Google-fu has failed me. Anyone have some resources on/experience with replacing Apple-branded SATA drives in a G5 XServe with non-Apple-branded ones? [more inside]
The Last-External-Hard-Drive-I-Ever-Buy is stuck between heaven and hell. Can anyone please help me figure out how to rescue it? [more inside]
Replacing my laptop's hard drive. I think I've almost got it but have some questions about the cloning process. [more inside]
My external hard drive just crashed so can anyone suggest a Portland, OR, based data recovery service?
My Seagate FreeAgent external HD may have been damaged in a move. Making clicking noises and not being detected by my computer.
My Seagate FreeAgent external HD may have been damaged in a move. Making clicking noises and not being detected by my computer. [more inside]
Can I get my WD external hard drive back to the way it was? [more inside]
Great MeFites, I come bearing but a humble request. I bought a MacBook Pro about six months before Leopard was released. When it finally came out, I installed it on a partition on an external drive, which I would boot from (because OS X is awesome like that, amirite?) so I could test out all my apps. Now I'm ready to commit to Leopard full-time - what's the best way to go about transplanting my Leopard partition? [more inside]
Is there a desktop search solution that will index my external hard drives? So far I have had no luck with Google Desktop search.
Driving across the country: Cool places to see/things to do on Highway 12? [more inside]
Can you tell me if this is a good harddrive and a good deal? Or even better, how would you go about finding out if its good? Thanks. From dealnews: Seagate 1TB Serial ATA 3.0Gbps Internal Hard Drive + $8 s&h ZipZoomfly.com cut its price on the Seagate 1TB Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. ST31000340AS, to $149.99. With about $8 for shipping, that's a $10 drop since last week and the lowest total price we've seen for this drive. This drive features a 32MB cache (more than most) and runs at 7200 rpm.
Recommend a scenic travel route from Minneapolis to Chicago. [more inside]
Looking for things to see and do in northern Newfoundland and Labrador. [more inside]
My fantastically unstable IBM T42 (which is on it's 3rd, soon to be 4th, life) died a little while ago, no longer booting into Ubuntu. However, it loves to boot into Windows. How do I nuke both? [more inside]
What's the fairest way to split gasoline and other costs between riders on a roadtrip? [more inside]
External hard showing "weird". Better known as, sharing an external/portable hard drive between osx and winxp. [more inside]
What is the highest memory storage capacity for USB portable Flash drive in the market right now? [more inside]
Halp! Need advice on a storage solution for a man with media! [more inside]
I'm looking for instructions, guides, or suggestions of something fun to do with my camera or laptop during an upcoming cross-country drive. [more inside]
My external hard-drive's on the fritz. What can I do to make sure I get all my data off it before it goes? [more inside]
I-80 vs. I-70: Which will get me to Missouri from New Jersey with the smaller headache? [more inside]
I have a Dell Inspiron 600m that has a weird problem: USB flash drives aren't detected at all, but other usb devices (i.e. external usb harddrives) work perfectly fine. Clean install of Windows with updated drivers does not fix this problem. My google-fu apparently isn't sophisticated enough to dig up a solution. Ideas?
Tips for teaching someone to drive who is not familiar with USA car culture? [more inside]
Driving through the northern half of Ireland next week, does anyone have any suggestions on castles, sights, breweries, or distilleries that we shouldn't miss? [more inside]
SATA I or II? Hopefully very simple question about hard drives [more inside]
What's the best backup solution for (Ubuntu) Linux? I need a backup as complete as possible of a home directory of ~10+ GB, nightly, etc. I have two large external USB 2.0 drives for the purpose... [more inside]
Tools > Photoshop > Batch... doesn't work when the selected files in Bridge are on an external drive? [more inside]
I seem to have lost all my libido (sex-drive). Mid-forties male, not health related. Advice? More details inside. [more inside]
Please identify this part pulled from a car. [more inside]
The state DMV won't let me renew my registration on my current car because I owe property taxes on the old car. Is that legal? Can the state refuse to help me comply with one law if I am potentially violating another one? [more inside]
Highly technical hard drive filter: My hard drive failed. Came home, and PC was sitting at the "where's my hard drive" BIOS screen, to my great horror. [more inside]
How do I bypass Windows XP's digital camera photo download tool? Or to be more precise, how do I treat my Canon IXUS 75 as a card reader? [more inside]
What kind of external hard drive should I buy? [more inside]
Can an ATA-7 hard drive be used as a replacement for an ATA-6 hard drive? [more inside]
I went to a community college and the computers they had were able to reimage them self each time you rebooted the computer. You could trash the whole OS and render it useless but when you turned it off and back on it was in an OOB state. Where can I find something like this? It would be perfect for work.
Why can I see the file structure of an external Hard Drive, but not be able to read or copy any of the actual files? A friend of mine's computer crashed on him recently. He was able to boot up, but when the system tried to start Windows, he got a message saying that a certain necessary file was missing. He gave me the Hard Drive in an attempt to pull his important files off of it so he could reformat the drive and start anew. It is an SATA 3.5" drive for a desktop computer. I have attached it to my Windows XP SP2 laptop via a USB 2.0 to SATA cable. My computer recognizes the two partitions on the drive and mounts them accordingly. I can see the files on the drive. However, when I try to read or copy a file from the drive, I get a "Cannot Find the Specified File." error. What do I do?