Aaaaaaaahh!!! Friend tried to fix my macbook and erased my hard drive in the process. Now I get a white "stop" symbol when I try logging in, which apparently means that my Mac can't find a valid System Folder to start up from. I'm beyond warranty--how do I get my macbook working again? [more inside]
Just got a new laptop but my old laptop's hard drive is better. How do I switch new laptop to booting from old laptop's hard drive while keeping all the files? [more inside]
I replaced my laptop's hard drive, and it sometimes comes loose because it doesn't fit snugly into the compartment. Solutions? [more inside]
I've FINALLY gotten around to attempting to get the data off of a Dell Inspiron 9300 that died several years ago, but the USB adapter ... converter ... thing ... that I have doesn't connect with it. Can you tell me what I need? [more inside]
When I try to turn on my Dell laptop, it tells me there's no hard drive. Given that this isn't true, what do I do? [more inside]
I am at my wit's end trying to clear out more hard drive space on my laptop. [more inside]
My laptop hard drive broke. I have an idea of how to fix/replace it and recover the data but want to know if my plan makes sense. [more inside]
I'm looking for a way to transfer files more quickly from my laptop to an external drive. Currently, I'm using USB 2.0 ports & a USB 2.0 hub. However, my HP HDX18 laptop does have an eSATA port & an ExpressCard 54 slot (Gen 1.0). Using Windows 7 64bit operating system. [more inside]
I backed up the contents of my ASUS UL50VT laptop in 2011 to my Seagate external hard drive using their Memeo software. In 2012, I connected the Seagate again and ran a second backup, and it created a separate folder where it stored all the new files I'd gained since the previous time. So far, so good. Now when I try to back it up again, it has started from scratch--duplicating the entire contents of my 450 GB laptop to a third folder. I'm gonna use up all my hard drive space this way, stat. Any way to make it back up only the new files again, like it did before?
I have an Acer laptop with an i3 chip and the standard amount of RAM, probably 4GB that I bought in 2011. Just over a year after I bought it, and just weeks after the end of warranty, the hard drive died. I'm wondering how hard it would be to buy a new hard drive and install Ubuntu or something like that. Is it possible? If so, how much of a pain is it to set up drivers? Would I have to manually install drivers for nearly everything (USB ports, wireless receiver, etc)?
My stolen windows laptop was recovered, but everything on it is gone. Can I regain my documents and media? [more inside]
How do I replace the hard drive in an Acer TravelMate 512T? [more inside]
Need advice on how to update an older MacBook Pro with a new hard drive. I have a late-2008 MacBook Pro: 2.53 GHz, 320GB hard drive, 8GM RAM (4GB in two slots). My drive is getting full and I don't have the cash at the moment for a brand new laptop. Should I replace the optical drive with a SSD? Or just upgrade the regular hard drive with a new one with 750GB or 1TB? [more inside]
How do I retrieve data from very old (one is circa 1998) laptop drives? They contain a lot of interesting history from my time in Silicon Valley before the tech crash that I vowed I would one day retrieve. [more inside]
What's the best way to go about installing a solid state drive in a new laptop? (And is this even a good idea?) [more inside]
How should I prepare for the looming demise of my personal laptop? [more inside]
How do I remove tight screws from laptop hard drive caddies? I'm trying to swap the hard drives from one laptop to another. Yet I can't get them out of their respective caddies. Is there some trick that makes it possible to loosen the screws without risking the hard drives?
I'm planning a laptop replacement purchase; I think I know the one I want, but am having trouble deciding whether to go standard hard drive or SSD. [more inside]
when starting up my 5 year old macpro, grandprix flag style graphics have appeared. Could this be a warning of graphics card failure? it is not N vidia so will be costly. The hard drive also needs replacing so is it worth the gamble on such an old model?
I want to be an Inspector Gadget filmmaker – pimp out my trip around the world (clothing, technology etc)
This is a big question. I'm doing a project, traveling around the world (map) for up to 12 months. 4 days in each city, then moving on. While traveling (bus/train) I'll be editing footage from the previous location, then uploading it to the website. I want to make sure I'm going with the best/easiest equipment to travel with, from shoes and shirts to cameras and computers (and everything else!). What should I bring with me?! [more inside]
Please help me decide whether this laptop should be repaired or tossed. [more inside]
Mystery noises and BSOD on my newish Acer Aspire One netbook. Am I screwed? [more inside]
Is my iBook G4 dying? [more inside]
I have a Samsung R70 laptop. I need more hard-drive space. How easy is it going to be for a layperson to upgrade it themselves? [more inside]
How do I get Windows XP to detect a new hard drive in my laptop? [more inside]
I have a 5400rpm SATA 3.0Gb/s & 7200rpm SATA 1.5Gb/s drive. Wondering which one to put in a laptop (which one would give better performance, if noticeable). Thanks! [more inside]
Should I revive my Titanium Mac Powerbook? [more inside]
I have an ancient Thinkpad 570, and the hard drive finally died. Hardware not recognized. I've pulled out the old one (it rattles ominously) and am wondering if I can replace it with a new generic laptop drive, rather than having to go with overpriced proprietary stuff. [more inside]
What to do with a spare laptop hard drive...please help [more inside]
My XP Home running laptop hard drive has started making clicking and grinding sounds. Previous questions cover cloning the hard drive. This is more desirable than reinstalling everything or just backing up My Documents and Settings. Is it possible to create a clone or an image or something that is stored on my home server indefinitely, so that once my hard drive does die I can use it to recreate the current settings on a new drive?
I need a new hard drive for my laptop. Best place to shop? [more inside]
Question about laptop hard drives: "Plug-in module"? [more inside]
Can this laptop be saved? All was good. Then it sounded like there was a part loose and rolling around inside my laptop for a few seconds. The hard drive started running slooowwwly with some additional crunching and grinding noises. On reboot I got an I/0 error then a no bootable drive error. [more inside]
What's the best way to erase my hard drive for resale if I don't have original OS reinstall CDs to work with? [more inside]
I have a very old laptop whose 3 GB (!) hard drive died. Can I put a fresh new 100 GB hard drive in there or should I replace with the exact model I took out? Details inside. [more inside]
What is the easiest way to make a bit-perfect copy of a potentially failing laptop hard drive? The copy target would be a new 2.5" drive that I'd then install in the same laptop. [more inside]
What kind of a converter do I need to backup my laptop hard drive? [more inside]
Am I killing my laptop by holding it sideways (like a book)? [more inside]
Can I make my backup drive bootable without having to wipe it clean and start over from scratch? [more inside]
I just got a macbook pro with a 120 gig hard drive. I only have 93 gigs available, what gives? [more inside]
Shopping for a cheap used laptop: What are the minimum specs I should be looking for with respect to CPU, RAM, HD? I'm planning to use WinXP (maybe I'll settle for 2K), Open Office, and FireFox (including some AJAX-heavy web sites such as gmail, Google Docs, del.icio.us), with a wifi card. And not much else. I want to avoid "I'm always waiting for this stupid slow computer!" but not spend much more than the minimum needed to avoid that.
Could turning on hard drive compression actually speed up access on my laptop? [more inside]
Dropped my laptop (IBM Thinkpad T42) from about 3 feet. It seemed ok for a week except that it randomly rebooted from time to time. However now it says it can't even load the operating system. I don't have a recovery disk. I don't have the original XP CD. I can't send this to a repairman because I have very sensitive information stored in files on the desktop. How sunk am I? [more inside]
My 12" Powerbook G4's hard drive has gone belly up. Help me figure out my options. [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a new Macbook as a secondary computer, however, I want it to be the sole host to my 60gb iPod. I currently have a Toshiba laptop, which has an 80BG hard drive. After two years of use, I've realized I need at least a 120 GB hard drive in any new laptop I get. I don't want to shell out the cash for Apple to throw an upgraded drive in ($250!!!!), but instead I want to buy a new hard drive off ebay or something and replace the 80GB one inside the fresh Macbook. Since I'm only accustomed to the Windows OS -- How do I go about doing this for an Apple computer? Also, does anyone know where I can get a good deal on a laptop drive? :) [more inside]
My hard drive might be on the brink of failure. [more inside]
Winxp laptop: Blue screen, unrequested reboots and mysterious problems. Please help me connect the dots and figure out what's wrong with my computer. [more inside]
My laptop has been everywhere and has proved to be very tough. Nonetheless, I think my hard drive may have died. Help me decipher this error message... [+] [more inside]
I popped in a Win2000 disk into my Toshiba laptop (600 Mhz Celeron Satellite). Proceeded to reformat into FAT32 and it claimed that the disk has errors and refuses to format. No information lost but I've been looking at harddrives and they're priced at $65 and higher. Specs for the replacement harddrive are [2.5 inch - ATA-100 - 44 pin IDC - 4200 rpm - buffer: 8 MB]. I don't want to pay that kind of money for a relatively worthless computer. What can I do? Thanks in advance.
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