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Move HDD with OS to a new computer?

Can I move a HDD with Windows 2000 to a new computer and expect it to load Windows 2000? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jun 16, 2008 - 7 answers

 

Lazarus?

I still have hope for my dead HDD. How do I bring it back to life? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Feb 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Can this be fixed or is it better to move on?

My laptop either doesn't see the HDD on bootup (cannot find OS), or stops seeing it a few minutes into use (BSOD). Could this type of problem: a) be reasonably easily resolved by me for small amount of cash b) be easily resolved by a professional for a reasonable amount of cash c) be best resolved by selling it on ebay for parts or repair for a reaonably small amount of cash? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Jan 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Back to The Grind

Every night at 12:10AM, the brand new primary hard drive in my computer begins grinding away for a duration of 10-60 seconds. Why? [more inside]
posted by Danelope on Jan 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Syncing up 2 USB Hdd on a Mac and Font converting software (PC to Mac)

Syncing up 2 USB Hdd on a Mac and Font converting software (PC to Mac) [more inside]
posted by spinko on Nov 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Lookin' for a new external that will satisfy

Leopard / Time Machine / External Drive Filter: Looking for a new 2.5" external. How big should it be if my internal is 120 gigs? Firewire or USB? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Nov 4, 2007 - 22 answers

Enclosure kit question

Laptop HDD Enclosure kit question. [more inside]
posted by MostHolyPorcine on Oct 18, 2007 - 3 answers

PC installing OS question

PC/installing OS/Disk drive question: Here's what I have: XP sp2 & my software on a 20Gb HDD. All my documents etc are on a separate drive. I want to move my OS and Program Files to a new 120Gb HDD. If I just copy the lot over and change the boot dir as it boots, will all my programs still be installed? Could I change the 120Gb HDD's name to C: while I'm partitioning it prior to copying the OS etc over if that would mean that the software wouldn't need reinstalling? I hope this is clear...
posted by criticalbill on Oct 9, 2007 - 5 answers

What is the smallest Parallels Desktop image of Windows XP that will fit corporate needs?

What is the lightest, meanest, most-secure image of Windows XP Corporate I can install onto my MacBook Pro that will allow me to use Corporate MS Exchange Email, Visio, and IE-only intranet? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Aug 14, 2007 - 1 answer

I want to use my Vista CD as skeet.

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 - 5 answers

UnionFS to add disk space to mounted directories

I have a new hard drive that I have added into my system. I've partitioned it three ways. The first partition is what I would like to add onto /opt, the second is some additional swap (added with no problem), and the third is the one that I'd like to add onto /home. How do I make this work with UnionFS? [more inside]
posted by Xoder on Apr 15, 2007 - 8 answers

reliable RAID on SATA PCI card?

AcronymFilter: SATA RAID on PCI. I had one, now it's broken. [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Mar 21, 2007 - 11 answers

XP unusably slow after STOP errors and running checkdisk - what's going on?

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 - 25 answers

Why Does the Hard Drive Light Blink Exactly Every Second?

Why is my (windows) hard drive light blinking every second? I've started in msconfig "diagnostic mode - basic devices and services only" and it still does it . . . [more inside]
posted by petebest on Feb 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Is it possible to use a USB hard disc enclosure with a CD-ROM?

Is it possible to use a USB hard disc enclosure with a CD-R/RW? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Feb 8, 2007 - 11 answers

Adding a new HDD to an old PC

I want to put a new HDD in an old PC and would like to know how. (But please teach me to fish...) [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Jan 13, 2007 - 17 answers

Replacing a RAID array with a single HDD?

How do I transfer the contents of a Raid array (2x80GB, Striped) to a new HDD so it still boots? [more inside]
posted by tomble on Nov 6, 2006 - 4 answers

Will somebody get this HDD to shut up already?!

How can I get my dad's computer's HDD to stop thinking constantly? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Oct 8, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me recover data from a crashed HDD.

HDD disaster! Almost all the data I own in the world was on a HDD that got dropped on the floor while spinning (the drive was spinning, not me). [more inside]
posted by dg on Aug 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Data Recovery program that can get files off of a messed up (but structully sound) NTFS partition?

I have a Partition on my Hard Drive that is telling me it needs formating. The thing is, it shouldn't. Is there a data recovery program that can help me get what I can off it? [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Aug 4, 2006 - 3 answers

Cellphone Filter: Hunt for a superphone.

Cellphone Filter: Help, getting a new phone this week! Looking for an awesome superphone. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jun 25, 2006 - 13 answers

How can I get my computer to work properly?

How do I get Windows to see a drive, and fix some other wierd things? [more inside]
posted by missed on Jun 22, 2006 - 6 answers

HDD 0 Password comes outta nowhere!

Hard drive password: the Samsung laptop my wife uses suddenly started asking for HDD 0 password on bootup. Checking in the bios confirms that a password has been set on the HDD. She swears she didn't do it, and has no idea what happened. What to do? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on May 20, 2006 - 15 answers

Retrieving data from SCSI hard drives

I have 2 SCSI hard drives I need to retrieve data from. [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on May 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Un-Partitioned disk

Unpartition my HDD is it possible, without reformatting? [more inside]
posted by kevin_2864212 on Feb 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Make my own RAID

I recently got a large Mac G3 tower and stripped everything out of it. Does anyone know what I could do to make it a true external hard drive? Possibly with 4+ hard drives in it? I'm considering RAID BTW. It already has a power supply so I guess that is taken care of. Anything else I should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza on Jan 11, 2006 - 14 answers

How do I locate the data files for Mac programs?

I'm having trouble recovering my data from my external HDD after I used Carbon Cloner for Mac 10.4.3. [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Dec 18, 2005 - 7 answers

Why didn't SMART warn me about my hard disk failure?

Why didn't SMART warn me about my hard disk failure? It was definitely predictable: ominous clicking sounds were accompanied by increasing seek times. I was able to squeeze another week out of the drive before it died completely, and the whole time, SMART insisted that it was fine. [more inside]
posted by Eamon on Aug 28, 2005 - 8 answers

Setting up my new HDD

What should I do with my new hard drive? [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha on Apr 21, 2005 - 11 answers

Hard Disk activity tracker for Windows?

The Windows task manager tells me the CPU and memory usage by each process. Is there a utility that can tell me which of the running processes are responsible for current HDD activity?
posted by Krrrlson on Aug 19, 2004 - 5 answers

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