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format windows recovery partition in hard drive externally

I want to format a disk from my other laptop. I have an external drive reader and when I attempt to format the disk, it only formats the main partition but the recovery sector remains intact. I am ...
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Synching 4 external hard drive to Desktop with Vista 64 and Laptop with Win7 64

I have to reformat my SSD in my Vista Desktop. I backed it up 9 months ago but the external drives were fresh. Now I need to re-backup my documents, photos etc. What is the best way without going ...
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cannot access external hard drive from a previous computer

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What is a good software for periodic backups on Windows? [duplicate]

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2.2 TB limit applies even to eSATA drives? 3TB appears as 746 GB

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An unrecognized external harddrive on some PC

I have a Western Digital Password external HD USB2.0 I works on some computer (a desktop PC with Vista, a laptop with XP) and do not works on some other. I makes an iterative "tick" noise and ...
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How can I get Vista to recognise my harddrive?

I have Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2. I recently bought a Maxtor 1Tb external harddrive. I started to format it (FAT32) but it took hours. I left it running overnight - when I came back it was ...
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eSATA drive acts like internal drive

We have a Veris ~2TB eSATA drive we're using to port data from one machine to another, and as backup. System 1 is a Windows 7 machine, and it seems to treat the eSATA as an external drive, working ...
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External hard drive no detected in a vista ultimate

I have created a partition in my external HD and later i am trying to install XP over Vista . So i have entered into my DOS prompt and i choose the DISK TYPE and i choose external DD and i tried to ...
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My laptop HDD got corrupted and I replaced that with a new HDD. Now I wanna retrieve the data in the old HDD. I tried using external HDD casing and connected it my laptop cable thru USB. But it is not ...
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Use Seagate hard drive for both Mac and Windows

I recently bought a Seagate for Mac 1 TB external hard drive. When I connect to my MacBook through the FireWire it works fine, but I also have media on my Dell laptop which is running Windows Vista. ...
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Full Backup & Restore for Windows Vista

I'm looking for a freeware or low cost application that will backup everything, including registry on Windows Vista Home Premium and to restore from a CDROM disk. The destination is an external hard ...
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External Hard Drive - Data Corrupted

I have a Maxtor 500gb externally powered USB hard drive. Overnight a lot of the files became corrupt on the drive, upon restart of the computer a ChkDsk was automatically started on the drive. The ...
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This is a Western Digital external drive, and my laptop is a Gateway P-7805u. Is there a special driver I need to install on my laptop to be able to utilize the eSATA port? Something else? EDIT: ...
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System backup with Norton Ghost

I will upgrade my system from Windows Vista Home Premium (x64) to Windows 7 (x64). Before starting the upgrade process, I want to back up my current system with Norton Ghost. I have never used it ...
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Formating WD 500GB drive

I bought a 500 GB passport drive yesterday. I noticed it was FAT, so I thought I'd change it to be NTFS. Format as NTFS, and use, right? Wrong. It has been formating since 10 AM. It is now 4:25 PM ...
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How can I determine the connection speed for an esata hard drive under Vista 64?

I recently bought a 1.5TB FreeAgent XTreme external drive to store backups. I bought both a .5M (almost too short) and 1.5 cable (really too long). I want to see if I am getting the full 3.0G/sec ...
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Shrinkable space on external harddrive unusually small

I have a 300GB external harddrive. I was going to try and make a partition on it, which includes having to shrink the storage. When I did so, this is what I was shown: How could it be so small if I ...
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Any known “gotchas” with Vista & eSATA?

I have a Western Digital eSATA external HDD and have been trying to get it to work with a Medion laptop running Vista Home Premium. No luck whatsoever. Is it likely to be a Windows driver issue, or ...
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How can I get Windows 7 to recognize an external USB hard drive formatted by Vista?

I have a 500 GB external USB hard drive (Maxtor) attached to my Vista desk machine which I use for backups. I plugged it into my Windows 7 laptop and it said it wasn't readable and asked me if I ...
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External hard drive turns off when computer is shut down

I have gone through two external hard drive enclosures and have had this issue with both, though not one from five years ago. When I turn off my Windows Vista Ultimate x64 system, the external hard ...