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Can I transfer data from an old Dell laptop to an external hard drive and then be able to transfer it to a new Apple laptop

My daughter has a new Apple laptop. Her old laptop is an older Dell Inspiron. It runs Windows XP. The Dell has pictures and videos of her son (my grandson), we want to transfer to an external hard ...
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2answers
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Why my USB drive is treated as Internal Hard drive?

I have 8GB Sandisk Cruzer USB drive, just purchased few week ago. I use two system viz Window XP and Windows 7 Professional. When I connect my drive to win 7 its working properly as external usb ...
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1answer
64 views

Unable to write to WD external hard drive from centos 6.1 system

I have a WD 2.5 T My passport ultra external USB drive. I attach it to centos 6.1 system on lenovo E430 laptop. The centos has the latest ntfs-3g packages. The external drive is recognized and its ...
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986 views

Not able to see my hard drive in windows explorer?

but when i go to computer management and open the external hard drive(drive H) it opens from there
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0answers
25 views

Music files hidden on external drive

Music files are now hidden on external drive on Windows XP. All folders are there, some with album art but no music files. They are visible on iTunes, but cannot see them on my computer. I have ...
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After using external HDD in Windows 7, it stopped to be readable in Windows XP

After using an external hard drive with Windows 7 (Prof), it stopped to be recognized in any Windows XP (Prof), telling (in XP that it is not formatted and should be formatted for using), though it is ...
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51 views

Running an XP install on a physical disk on vmware

I have a solution I need to solve using XP, I have VMWare Workstation on my Win7 laptop - can I use an external hard disk that has an XP install on it, rather than having to install XP on a vmx ? I ...
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541 views

Changed access permission & ownership but still cant access files & folders

HDD from an old Win XP laptop is usb-connected to a Win7 laptop. I have changed the permission as well as the ownership of the drive and its sub folders, YET I can't access the content of the files ...
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1answer
364 views

External 1 TB HDD needs 42 hours to reformat. Halfway through, my system crashed. Thoughts? [closed]

I have an external Samsung USB 3.0 1 TB HDD on Windows XP. It needs 42 hours to reformat. Halfway through, my system crashed. Why would it take so long? Could the system freeze (a hard crash – I had ...
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2answers
416 views

Windows XP doesn't recognise 2 TB Seagate external drive

I recently had to re-install Windows XP after a failure, and now my 2 TB Seagate external hard drive is not recognised in My Computer. All data is still on the drive, I just can't access it. I went ...
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1answer
581 views

Installing XP via external Hard drive

I'm having a few problems trying to install Windows XP via an external hard drive. I've formatted the hard drive to NTFS, pasted all the files from the XP CD to the Hard Drive and then tried to boot ...
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1answer
350 views

Why does my USB hard drive stop reponding occasionally?

I have two Western Digital 1TB external USB 2.0 hard drives. These drives are connected to a server running Windows XP. I stream video files from both drives on this server to a variety of settop ...
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1answer
586 views

External drive corrupted or inaccessible in Windows XP, but works on Linux

Today I connected my Western Digital 1 TB HDD to my Windows XP system and discovered that in Explorer, its name was changed from My Passport to Local Disk K which shows 0 KB and is inaccessible. ...
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0answers
72 views

external HDD encryption with limited user rights on computer

I want to buy a new external hard drive to have work project files handy on the go. Unfortunately the IT department has realised that security of external drives is an issue but they have not provided ...
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3answers
3k views

Unable to access external hard disk drive in Windows XP

Note: I can access a flash disk drive formatted as exFAT. Just not my external HDD. So, you can imagine I have installed the exFAT update for winXP. My external HDD was formatted in Mac OS X as ...
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1answer
93 views

xp laptop can't handle 2 external hd

I have an old XP laptop with 2 big powered external usb hard drives (1 TB) each. Either one works correctly by itself, but the second one I plug in does not get recognized. I wanted to copy the data ...
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2answers
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Windows XP machine not seeing external FAT32 partitions correctly

About 8 months ago my Windows XP laptop stopped being able to see FAT32 external drives when I plug them in... mostly. I will explain... It happens with all my FAT32 drives, whether they be ...
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0answers
578 views

Toshiba External Hard Drive freezes computer

I bought a Toshiba Canvio Basics E05A032BAU2XK Portable External 320GB 2.5 Hard Drive: My computer has two Os's on it Win7 and Win XP. I need both. The main one I use is XP. When booting my computer ...
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2answers
12k views

Error “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable” when accessing my external hard disk

I have Windows XP SP3. I was copying files from my ADATA 500 GB external hard disk (via USB 2.0) when a "Delayed Write Failed" error came up. Now I am unable to access it and it gives the error: ...
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2answers
8k views

The Device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later

I am getting the following error on a 320 GB Western Digital external HDD that has 250 GB of music, and I can't eject it with the safely remove hardware icon. The device 'generic ...
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3answers
664 views

Install Windows XP on a removable hard drive

I've got a hard drive connected to my PC with eSATA. I'd like to install Windows XP on it without having to reboot the computer. What is the best/easiest/quickest way of doing this? I plan on ...
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0answers
232 views

How to prevent applications from using external HDD?

Some applications write temporary files (such as updates) to my external hard drive instead of using the internal one. I want to minimize unnecessary reading and writing to my external drive. So, how ...
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1answer
7k views

unable to copy folder from desktop to external hard drive

I am on Windows XP and I am trying to copy a folder from my desktop to my external hard drive. Both drives are formatted NTFS. When I try to copy and paste the folder, I get an error message pop-up, ...
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0answers
341 views

Install XP on an external USB stick in a macbook without OS X installation damage

I have a macbook pro running os x lion and would like to play some windows xp games (grand thef auto san andreas, etc). Through vmware fusion or parallels it is quite slow and my disk is full so ...
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3answers
961 views

How do I make my WD Passport USB hard drive appear as Removable rather than Fixed?

Back story: I have a WD Passport USB hard drive that I take back and forth from work every day. At both ends, we have a Windows Home Server backing up all computers. I am plagued every day by a pop ...
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4answers
3k views

Why does external HDD have a working Recycle Bin?

I have just purchased a new external portable HDD - Buffalo MiniStation 500GB, USB 2. I am using it on Windows XP Home SP 3. The drive is pre-formatted with FAT32. I notice that when I delete ...
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1answer
1k views

External USB Hard drive detected but not assigned a drive letter

I have a USB HD connected using SATA to USB connection to the a PC with XP, before it used to be recognised fine and assigned a drive letter but since some malware issues with my PC, I had to repair ...
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1answer
62 views

Assigning an external drive a letter in windows XP

I recently reformatted my Windows XP Pro machine and now I can't access my external hard drive. In computer management the drive shows up and says it is healthy. If I right click the assign a drive ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows XP could not load installer for volume (HDD)

I bought a new external hard drive (WD Elements Portable); after plugging it into my Windows XP SP3 machine (a Dell Vostro 1015), the following message pops up: Windows could not load the ...
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1answer
816 views

How to install Windows 7, Windows XP and Ubuntu to an external hard drive from a Mac?

I have Macbook Pro. I have a portable USB hard drive and I want to install Windows 7 Windows XP Ubuntu on that portable hard drive. Does anybody know how to install all three operating systems ...
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4answers
62k views

How to use external hard disk in both Windows and Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I have one external hard drive (Seagate 320 GB). I have used my hard drive in a Windows XP system and it works fine (Read and write). But when I used it on a Mac, I couldn't write any file on the disk ...
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0answers
91 views

How can I connect my LG env 2 cell phone to XP to explore it like an external drive?

Sorry about the long descriptive title So I got a new phone and I was wanting to transfer some of the stuff off of my old LG env 2 cell phone to my computer. I have the usb cable but I'm not sure how ...
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Windows XP can't find external harddisk

I have a Western Digital Elements harddisk, and a couple of weeks ago I plugged it into my desktop computer. It worked perfectly, then a couple of hours later I was going to plug it into my laptop, it ...
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2answers
761 views

Run a Windows XP Virtual Machine from an external disk via FireWire 800

I have a 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro with 4GB memory. I have a 120GB SSD but it only has about 25GB of free space. My Windows XP Virtual Machine currently uses just over 20GB of disk space. I ...
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5answers
1k views

Boot from USB HDD

I've bought a new SSD for my notebook. The old hard disk (with old OS) is now in an external case which is connected via USB to the notebook. I hoped that I can simply connect the old HDD via USB and ...
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1answer
152 views

My Hard Drive isn't Working

I never use Safely Remove Hardware with Windows XP. It has been working for me for years with my SD card, mouse, hard drive and memory stick. My hard drive has a USB cable and power cord so I can ...
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2answers
1k views

External USB HD issues with a twist (works on Windows7 but not XP)

I have this older external USB HD, 160 GB. I was using it to copy my Steam games to another computer. On the source computer, Windows 7 64-bit, everything worked fine. Drive reported no errors, had ...
0
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1answer
343 views

Fat32 error on external hardrive

I have an external drive - drive F - when trying to pull the drive up, it comes up with FAT32 System F Dirty....it will not acknowledge my F drive - does anyone have an idea as to how to fix this ...
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1answer
4k views

BSOD “STOP 0x0000007B” after installing WIndows XP on external HDD

I got a bsod saying: STOP: 0x000007B (0xF78A2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) I know this seems to have been asked multiple times, but Í think I'm a different case. I just installed winxp ...
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1answer
102 views

Boot loading surgery

Ok I think I think I've much work to do, I want to dual boot windows server and xp, but I've linux and grub installed. But before I begin I need to ask some questions. The current situation: ...
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2answers
7k views

Installing XP to external hard drive for another PC

I have two laptops, and have removed the harddrive from laptop number one and formatted it. Is it possible to install Xp Pro (from CD) onto the harddrive (using external usb cable) from laptop number ...
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3answers
372 views

is there is any upper limit for portable HDD size on my PC

I have a PC at my home with Intel P4 2.4gz CPU, 512 MB RAM and the OS is WinXP. I am planning to buy a portable HDD. I see lots of different sizes ( 256 GB,512 GB etc.) available in the market. I am ...
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0answers
471 views

.AVI file plays to a point, but can't be copied (USB hard drive)

I have an .avi file (DVD encoded to MPEG4/DIVX ACS) that has a problem - or maybe it's the disk. The file is on a hard drive that I am accessing via a USB adapter. I can't copy the file to my local ...
2
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1answer
708 views

External Hard Drive not recognized in Windows Seven, but recognized in XP

I have a portable hard drive that has been formatted as NTFS with all the default values in Windows xp, the drive shows up on my Windows XP computer but doesn't show on my Windows Seven laptop. It's ...
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2answers
67 views

please help archiving and backing up to an external hard drive

Firstly I know nothing about computers so please bear with me. I have been searching Google but am now mega confused. I have just bought a WD external harddrive 1TB to backup my Windows PC and store ...
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2answers
541 views

Cause of lost partition replaced by 2 Raw partitions

I had a curious problem over the weekend... My 500gb WD hard drive all of a sudden could not be discovered by xp, then when I plugged in again via USB it was being discovered as 2 separate Raw ...
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3answers
840 views

How do I get an external hard drive working with a PCMCIA USB card?

How do I get an external 2.5" IDE hard drive in an external case (with USB cable) working when plugged into a PCMCIA USB card? My hard drive doesn't work when plugged into my HT-Link Cardbus/PCMCIA ...
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1answer
1k views

Which particular file caused “Delayed write failed” error?

I sometimes get this error when resuming from hibernation: Delayed Write Failed: Windows was unable to save all the data for the file G:\$Mft. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by ...
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3answers
1k views

Unable to Boot from USB External Hard Drive

I recently upgraded my main development machine to Windows 7. This involved wiping out my primary boot drive (Windows XP 64-bit) and starting clean. Before I wiped it, I did a direct disk-to-disk ...
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3answers
3k views

Installing XP through USB-to-IDE/SATA connector?

To help someone reinstall a corrupt XP install on his IDE or SATA drive in a older desktop box (hence no Vista/W7), I was thinking of asking him to bring his harddrive and meet at Starbucks, and I ...