[ChicagoFilter] I am going to attempt to bike to work, which means biking along the lake from Andersonville to the Navy Pier area. Any tips? I haven't biked in 10 years, and don't want to be killed by racing pros. [more inside]
posted by moooshy
on May 14, 2007 -
[RoadTripFilter] Point me to some can't miss attractions/camping/lodging/whatever along I-80/I-84 From Ohio To Idaho. [more inside]
posted by ThePants
on May 14, 2007 -
HardDriveFilter: I'm getting some weird behaviour from my external drive. Help! And I don't mean it's wearing funny stockings and a mask! [more inside]
posted by damiano99
on Apr 5, 2007 -
Is there any way to get my western digital external hard drive to properly display the disappeared files & folders on it so that I can back them up? [more inside]
posted by pantufla
on Mar 30, 2007 -
Leave your job, your girlfriend, drive across the United States... done it? [more inside]
posted by bizack
on Mar 12, 2007 -
I need a new laptop harddrive. Can I use any that is physically the same size, or must I stick with HP? [more inside]
posted by simonash
on Mar 2, 2007 -
My computer recently crapped out and I desperately need to get back the files on my hard drive. I bought a HD enclosure which did not help me out. I tried to change the permission on the files, but it kept telling me that I need to format everything. Is there any other way I could get my files back? (The computer is completely done, but the hard drive is alive.) [more inside]
posted by cheero
on Feb 28, 2007 -
Main hard drive is about to die...New hard drive ready... Is there some way to copy drivers for video card, sound card, printer, etc, from the current OS hard drive to my external hard drive and then put them on my new hard drive with the newly installed windows? [more inside]
posted by matthelm
on Feb 5, 2007 -
I'm having trouble with the CDRW/DVD drive in my Inspiron 1000 laptop. When I insert a music CD or a movie DVD, nothing happens. There's no sound from the CD, and the DVD software doesn't automatically start as it did when things were working properly. I have both Windows Media Player and the Dell DVD player that came with the computer. More details inside.
posted by NinaLee
on Jan 30, 2007 -
I turn computer on then drive spins up and then a very low click and the machine turns off! My question is will I benefit from putting this drive (120GB) in the freezer in a plastic bag then trying again or should I try and read from Knoppix, though I don't know if the machine will even boot enough for me to get to the BIOS to change the drive order and boot from CD.
posted by thinktwice
on Jan 18, 2007 -
My friend is trying to finish his album on pro tools but is running out of hard drive space. [more inside]
posted by phaedon
on Jan 12, 2007 -
Why can I use a usb drive interchangeably between my Mac and PC, but not an external drive? [more inside]
posted by horsemuth
on Jan 11, 2007 -
I've got an older notebook, and I was thinking it would be an interesting project to replace its 2.5" hard drive with a solid state flash drive. I'd probably just go with a 4 GB drive, and keep all my data out on the Internet. I was thinking it would extend the battery life, speed up data access, and make the machine a little quieter. Has anybody done this?
posted by fcain
on Jan 5, 2007 -
My Lacie Big D2 500gb external hard drive is no longer seen on my powerbook or pc – how would I retrieve the data off it without handing it to a data recovery company? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Showbiz
on Jan 5, 2007 -
Can an Outlook contact file be recovered after the HD has been wiped and the OS is reinstalled? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan
on Jan 3, 2007 -
My Western Digital MyBook has a folder on it called "iPod control." I have tried deleting it, but it always comes back. This hard drive has had this "feature" since I bought it."
As a result of this, my Rhapsody software keeps thinking I have an iPod attached to my computer when I don't.
I realize this hard drive is only trying to be helpful, but this quirk makes me want to beat it with a hose.
posted by 4ster
on Dec 29, 2006 -
Is there anywhere I can find step-by-step instructions for installing a Linux distro (Ubuntu in particular) on my PowerBook G4's external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Dec 22, 2006 -
How do I stop windows from automatically searching for media when a new drive is plugged in? (Minor annoyance.) [more inside]
posted by univac
on Nov 29, 2006 -
I bought some CD-RWs and noticed that they're for "high-speed drives only." Does anyone now if the internal drive on an iBook G4 qualifies?
posted by dearleader
on Oct 18, 2006 -
How do I configure a 2.5" 60 gig usb external drive to boot Windows XP on a PC as well as be able to boot Mac OS X 10.4 on an Intel MacBook?
posted by h2
on Oct 10, 2006 -
I need to make an exact clone of a MacBook Pro drive onto an external (fw) drive, which will then be used as the MBP's internal drive. [more inside]
posted by lorimer
on Oct 9, 2006 -
Just received a 2gb usb drive as a gift -what do I put on it and what do I use it for - transferring shite between work and home is not a concern.
posted by philad
on Oct 7, 2006 -
I want to buy a new computer but don't want to reinstall everything from my old one: how far can ghosting hard drives take me? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish
on Oct 1, 2006 -
LinuxN00bFilter: Linux and/or dual boot from external USB HD (not pen/flash drive, but a real hard drive) -- how? [more inside]
posted by treepour
on Oct 1, 2006 -
I have a hard disk that I pulled out of a dead computer. It has been formated and has data on it. Are there any external adapters that I can plug it into so that I can use it as an external drive?
posted by mtstover
on Sep 30, 2006 -
I will be traveling to Japan with my digital camera, but how do i download my pics to a external drive so that my camera doesn't get full? [more inside]
posted by matthelm
on Sep 15, 2006 -
Which CD-R / CD-RW drive is best to replace the one that's just died in my PC? [more inside]
posted by JtJ
on Sep 12, 2006 -
This may seem like a simple tech question, but I just purchased an external hard drive, as well as an enclosure, and when I turn on the enclosure my computer (windows xp) recognizes the new hardware (little bubble on bottom right), but the drive does not show up on my computer. Any ideas as to what the problem might be?
posted by curiocity
on Sep 8, 2006 -
If a person has a valid out of state license and has had their in-state (lets say... Virginia) license revoked, and is pulled over driving in Virginia, if they produce an out of state license, can the police officer link this valid out of state license to the revoked in state license? [more inside]
posted by youthenrage
on Sep 4, 2006 -
So, my friend's harddrive got wiped. Lost a year's worth of high-res artwork. Does anyone have experience with using a data recovery service? I'm looking specifically for price information, how much data was retrievable, and potentially a recommendation. [more inside]
posted by still
on Aug 28, 2006 -
My CD-RW drive will not firmly attach to my Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop. If I push it with my thumbs, it will make a connection, but as soon as I remove firm pressure, it loses its connection. [more inside]
posted by UKnowForKids
on Aug 10, 2006 -
Please don't let me lose all of my phone numbers, datebook, project filing, etc... (You need not be treo-conversant to answer this, but it might help a little.) [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Aug 6, 2006 -
Hello, Hive Mind. I'm about to buy a Mac Mini for my space-cramped office. However, I want to be able to use my two old IDE drives. So, what kind of enclosure should I buy? Are they all essentially the same? Should I go for USB or Firewire?
posted by optimuscrime
on Jul 30, 2006 -
A three pc LAN (running 2000/XP) but only one dvd drive. I'd like the other two pc's to be able to watch dvd movies from that shared drive... [more inside]
posted by rinkjustice
on Jul 28, 2006 -
So, I accidentally stuck my usb pen drive into my ethernet socket. Now it doesn't seem to be working, is it likely that the USB drive has damaged it?
posted by MrC
on Jul 12, 2006 -
I recently purchased a 250 GB Western Digital Caviar SE hard drive. It's a internal hd and I foolishly thought it would be ok sitting on my desk hooked up through a ide-usb cable. It also has a power cable which runs down the side of my desk. Well long story short it fell off of my desk due to someone snagging the power cable and now my computer will not recognize it. I have a lot of important data on it which I would really like to recover. Any ideas?
posted by isopropyl
on Jul 11, 2006 -