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Reading an external Mac hard disk from Windows

I changed to Windows 7 64bit from a Mac. Unfortunately Windows will not read the external hard disk I was using for my Mac. How can I start using the disk from Windows without deleting the files?
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Setting up 2 external monitors on a laptop with VGA splitter

I have a laptop with a graphics card that supports 2 displays. I would like to know the easiest way to set it up so I can close my laptop lid and use 2 external monitors (unique displays). I use it ...
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Seagate external hard drive shortcut issue

I have a Seagate external hard drive which normally works perfectly fine. When I plug it in and try to open it, all my folders show as shortcuts. When I attempt to open the shortcuts, it tells me: ...
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why does my external keyboard attached to my laptop does not work with power cable plugged in to laptop

I have attached an external keyboard(USB) to my laptop dell inspiron 1525. Problem is i am able to use the keyboard with the power cable unplugged , but as soon as the power cable is plugged in i am ...
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How to connect two monitors to a DELL Inspiron 5520 15R

I have a DELL 5520 notebook. The machine has two graphic cards working together (intel 4000 and radeon 7670). I'm trying to connect it to two external monitors. I also tried to set it up to 1 monitor ...
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External TV tuner for my monitor?

I'm living in the dorms at the moment. So, I have access to the standard TV cable. The problem is that I have only HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports in my monitor(it's a monitor after all). I was wondering if ...
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My existing external RAID 1 will not show on my new motherboard

I had two identical (external) WD 1Tb HDD that I set up in RAID 1 NOT through BIOS. I forgot how I did it (just followed some instructions online how to do it through Disk Management). But the RAID ...
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External hard drive is not being recognized by computer

I have an external 1tb hard drive which is not being recognized by my computer. When I connect the hard drive, it doesn't tell me that the device was installed properly and the drive doesn't appear ...
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HP external keyboard wont work when user boots up laptop

I have a user who has an external hp keyboard plugged into a hp laptop. When she boots up the laptop and comes on to the windows login screen the external keyboard does not work and she has to log in ...
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Why should I make a separate partition for /tmp?

A few years ago I installed Debian which is my favorite OS. There are many things in Linux I don't understand. For instance: Why should I make separate partitions for /tmp, /var and so on? I ...
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My external hard disk shows that it is a local hard disk. How do I change that? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: External Hard Drive being incorrectly recognized as Internal Hard Disk I have Seagate 2 TB hard disk. I recently formatted because I accidentally encrypted it(more on my ...
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Goflex 1TB External Hardrive not recognized

I have a Seagate GOflex 1TB external hard drive and I cannot get it to mount. I built a new PC a few days ago that has USB 3.0. I wanted to swap some files from my old PC to my new PC and I cannot get ...
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Safe removal of USB mass storage device not possible

I have a 1TB external hard drive. Whenever I try to safely remove it, it says that the device is still in use. I looked through all my processes and I can't find anything using the device. It's ...
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On XP, transfer files to external 2TB solid state drive, error message that 'insufficient space available'

On XP, transfer 75GB file to external 2TB solid state drive, error message that 'insufficient space available' when over 1TB left. How to achieve this transfer?
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External Mic on Macbook Pro late 2010 not working under Bootcamp Windows 7

MacBook Pro late 2010, using Bootcamp 3.3, in Windows 7, 64bit, all updates current as of 2012-Mar-30. In MacOSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard the MBP's combo (single) headset jack recognizes the (iPhone) ...
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Are there any external CUDA devices?

I have a workstation with a recent graphics adapter: Nvidia Gefore FX3700. As I want to use that adapter for long running CUDA programms, it might be very useful not to run also my desktop graphics on ...
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Erase data from external hard drive forever [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Securely erasing all data from a hard drive I (full) formatted my external hard drive. Now, before giving it to someone else is there anyway to make sure there is no way ...
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Why does Windows 7 assign the same drive letter to two external hard drives when they're plugged in simultaneously?

I have two WD external hard drives. I want to use one for the lightroom catalogue and photo storage and then back up to the second. To do this I need both plugged in at once. I have assigned a new ...
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External laptop-format device for desktop

i am looking for one specific device in the laptop format. This thing must not have an hdd, ram, cpu etc like in standard laptops. It's like a external wired keyboard, but with a screen and in a ...
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How do I connect NTFS Seagate External Drive to Airport Extreme via a USB splitter?

I recently bought an Airport Extreme v. 7.6 and would like to connect two external hard drives via a USB splitter. One is a Western Digital Mac formatted drive and one is a Seagate 1 TB FreeAgent ...
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RAID1 External HD not working - shows up in Disk Utility but not usable. - MAC OSX 10.6.8 - What do I do?

I bought a dual bay enclosure from NewEgg I'm guessing 2 years ago to set up a RAID1. It's now a discontinued model but it is from Sans Digital. I put two Western Digital 1tb drives in it. It's been ...
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External monitor goes blank after resuming from hibernation in Windows 7

I have a Dell Vostro 3450 laptop connected via HDMI to an external monitor. Windows 7 is configured to use only this external monitor, disabling and turning off the laptop screen. This setup works ...
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External USB device is not working as boot device

I have a Toshiba A305 satellite laptop. My Windows 7 got corrupt, and I'm getting boot manager errors. My laptop DVD drive is not working, so I bought an external one. However, it's not working as a ...
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Windows Server 2003 hangs when I plug in any external drive. How can I prevent this?

I have to back up a 50 gig file to an external drive weekly. If I plug it into USB, the server hangs (nonresponsive explorer etc). Tried 2 different drives with same result. Googling suggests this is ...
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Is it possible to add graphics card to Toshiba L-300 model Laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a graphics card (Nvidia) be added to a laptop? external video card for notebook? Is it possible to add graphics card to Toshiba L-300 model Laptop? Are there any ...
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External Hard Disk is not empty but files are not being displayed

My external hard disk has data on it. When I right click and see properties it says has 189GB occupied, but I am unable to see any files in it. It is of NTFS format. Can anybody tell me what's wrong ...
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Download entire site for offline usage with wget (including external image servers)

OK, so I've got wget 1.12 on Windows 7, and I can do basic downloads of it. The site I'm trying to download: http://www.minsterfm.co.uk and all images on it are stored externally at ...
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Boot computer without ubuntu external drive

I installed ubuntu dual boot on an external drive, now I can only boot using the hard drive. Even in my boot says it first searches for my usual boot location, but it still gives me an error while ...
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How to make laptop without an OS boot directly to an external monitor?

My laptop screen broke so I've been looking up methods to boot a laptop directly to an external monitor and many people say to use the FN+F4, which I have tried and it has failed to produce any ...
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Is it possible to make laptop turn off on mouse click?

I want somehow to have an extra turn off functionality on the laptop. Therefore, I am asking the question how to turn off the laptop from an external source (ex. Mouse click). I have seen some ...
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External DVD-ROM drive can't read discs on my PC but can on another PC

I'm newbie with computers and have little few experience with hardware. Yesterday, I bought an external DVD-ROM drive (Samsung, USB Slim Portable Optical Drive). However the drive can't read any CDs ...
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Why is my 3.5" SATA hard drive not spinning up via USB?

I'm having issues connecting a 3.5 inch WD Caviar SE (WD3200AAJS) via a SATA to USB adapter. The drive is recognized, but it doesn't spin, so it just shows up with a capacity of 0 bytes. Note that ...
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I want to mirror two external hard drives

We're pulling a bunch of things (GBs) off of our network storage and archiving it onto external HDDs. Copies are made of each external HDD so that one can go off-site and one can stay here. Is there ...
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Install windows on external harddrive and use it with my mac?

I know there is lot's of guides out there on the net, but I havn't really found a good one which explains step by step how it works :/ For that reason I hope some of you guys could give me some ...
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Buying a new power adapter for an external hard drive?

I bought an external drive a while back (this one) and now I seem to be unable to find the power adapter for it. Are power adapters more or less universal? Would there be an easy way to pick up a ...
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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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Hard drive file systems for use with multiple operating systems?

Where I work, we constantly switch between Linux, Windows and Mac OS X machines. We use a lot of external hard drives which mostly come preformatted as NTFS. This is a problem because Mac OS X by ...
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accessing IIS externally?

What do I need to do to allow external access to my win seven IIS webpage? My internal webpage is hiding behind a router and a firewall (Windows firewall) I need to be able to address certain aspects ...
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External hard drive takes long time to mount on Windows

I have a 2TB Western Digital external USB drive that I formatted to FAT32. It takes a minute and 25 seconds for Windows to recognize it when I plug it in. I've tried multiple computers. It only takes ...
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MySQL Database on external harddrive

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and I have already installed MySQL (default install using apt). I'd like to set up a database on an external USB harddrive, as it has a large amount of free storage. How can ...
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What is the optimal volume when using external speakers with my Mac?

I was wondering whether there is an optimum volume I should set on my Mac when using an external pair of speakers. Should I set the Mac's volume to the max and then control volume with the knob on my ...
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How can I connect to my Airport Extreme Shared Disk using Windows?

I have a shared disk attached to my Airport Extreme, which I can connect to remotely in OS X through the finder via command - k, and entering in the proper address: afp://test.dyndns.org:1111 1111 ...
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getting an external ip address on a LAN pc through proxy

My office computer works on local office LAN and has ip address like 10.12.133.45. i can access the internet through the office proxy(when i got to a site like whatismyip.com it shows the proxy ip) ...
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Time Machine/iMac loses all trace of external hard drive after a few days

First time posting, also a Mac newbie (recent windows convert) so I'm hoping I can get some help here :) I have a Hitachi Deskstar drive in an external casing that I got from ebuyer. (its one of ...
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How do I access local computers through a network switch?

I have a switch connecting several computers with my ISP. All the computers gets external IPs from my ISP. When tracing the route between two of the computers the traffic always passes through my ISP ...
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OS X HD as USB HD (to PC)

Is it possible to hook up a Mac to a PC via USB, and have direct access to the hard drive? Is there any software that could do this?
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how do I get my mac to recognize a mass storage device

I can't get my mac to recognize an external mass storage device
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Map 127.0.0.1:81 to external ip? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I host my website on Windows Vista at home computer? Hi Guys, I am wondering how I can map my development website - hosted via 127.0.0.1:81 - to an external IP ...
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Can PC boot fom Mac OS X Extended Journaled?

Is my PC able to boot from my external USB formatted to Mac OS X Extended Journaled? It works fine on my Mac, but I want to boot from it on my Windows (PC).
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What is the default mount point on Linux systems (all)?

My question is very basic in nature. Is the mount point for external media (like USB) always /media? Because in a Debian system, if I plug in any USB device that goes to the /media folder. So is it ...