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Change The System Partition, Windows XP

my computer originally attached with two hard disk (disk1 as C: and disk2 as E:) where disk1 is SATA (system partition) and disk2 is IDE (boot). then, i attached another hard disk (disk3 as D: , ...
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24 views

Why OS Windows does not boot after disk disconnected?

I have problem with booting from Mandriva linux boot menu to Windows. I previously used two disks: one with Windows and one with Mandriva and booting worked. However when I removed the disk with ...
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37 views

Windows Keeps crashing after boot

My math teacher gave me an old Windows XP computer a few years back and last year, There was a power surge in my home and the motherboard was just completely fried. I took the hard drive out. Today, I ...
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33 views

Inaccessible partition

I am using desktop running Windows XP. My PC has an 80GB hard disk with 4 partitions: C, D, E & F Partitions C,D & F open easily but when I double click on "E" drive in my computer then it ...
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Why can't I copy this iTunes folder on Windows XP?: “Cannot copy file or folder: Cannot copy file:”

I'm moving an iTunes library for a friend from a XP computer to a new Dell. I've made sure to consolidate the library and make sure that nothing is read only (suggested online, don't know why that ...
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37 views

How to power off a secondary internal hard drive using software?

Sometimes, there is a need to shut down a secondary internal hard drive (for example, due to the noise it produces while it's running). I would like to do this without physically disconnecting the ...
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2answers
32 views

How do I physically replace an internal dual-boot hard-disk, without fresh OS reinstall?

On dual boot Win XP SP3 || Lx Ubuntu 14.04 LTS aka Trusty, I need to upgrade my /dev/sda (disk 0) to a bigger disk. /dev/sda has 7 volumes (logical and extended partitions) and 2 OS (XP and Trusty). I ...
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3answers
50 views

How to properly clone harddisk to external hardisk

First let my tell my needs: I mainly work on my desktop PC. IT is Windows XP SP3. But sometimes i have to leave my home city for urgency and from there i have to work on my pc. So, i keep teamviewer ...
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50 views

Can't Detect PC Drives While Installing Windows XP

I have an old netbook lying around, I installed Windows 7 two days ago, and it worked great. I decided I need to install Windows XP. During the process, it showed me that Windows XP can't be ...
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32 views

How to download all the text contents of Urdu WIKIPEDIA [duplicate]

I want to download only the urdu text from wikipedia i.e http://ur.wikipedia.org/wiki/ contents. I already tried Kiwix software but it's not fulfill my need. Can any one help us. Thank's in advance ...
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2answers
38 views

Import .reg files from old HDD to the new one

Is there some way to import registry (acces through "regedit") to new HDD from the old one? i don't want to instal all the applications again, i've just move files from older "Program Files" to the ...
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2answers
98 views

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
83 views

A (probable) virus has rendered two hard disks unreadable. How can I recover them?

Warning in advance that this going to be a slightly long one. I had an old Dell laptop running XP die last year due to returning a HDD read error when attempting to boot. I booted from a live linux ...
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3answers
219 views

Recovering RAW partition in Windows 8

I recently bought a 3TB hard drive (TOSHIBA DT01ACA300). At the time I was prone to using Windows XP because of some old legacy software, so I could only partition a 750 GB part. Now, with Windows 8, ...
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1answer
44 views

Non-existing removable disks

win xp sp3 I have four non-existing removable disks Removable Disk (D:) Removable Disk (E:) Removable Disk (F:) Removable Disk (G:) I tried everything to remove them. Even formatting entire ...
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2answers
49 views

Old hard disk does not load OS

I have this old computer but upgraded the motherboard and the processor just recently. Everything was already used except for the motherboard, processor and RAM. The rest, was already used, the hard ...
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1answer
21 views

Issue with harddisk, now showing “Disk Error”

My mom's office PC was having some issue recently. That it was not showing any out. When checked, found that the motherboard is defected. Probably because of the frequent power failures or overvoltage ...
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0answers
76 views

How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs, nothing and it does not work. But BIOS can still see it. On Linux, its partitions still work as expected, ...
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1answer
26 views

deleted a now-inaccessible harddrive

When formatting my computer for Windows XP, there were two hard drives available to format. I deleted the latter hard drive with 'L' option, thinking they would merge. They didn't merge. I deleted ...
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61 views

dual boot windows 7 with xp hard drive compatibility mode

I need to get a Compaq 620 laptop with Windows 7 to dual boot with Windows xp I tried running the Windows XP setup CD, but soon after I get a BSOD error This page says that I need to change the hard ...
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2answers
121 views

How to boot into Windows 7 after installing Windows XP on the same HDD?

I installed Windows XP in an unallocated space of a HDD that already had Windows 7 installed on. Installation completed, Windows XP boots, but Windows 7 won't. From the moment I press the power button ...
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1answer
31 views

trying to install 3 HDD

so I am trying to install 2 extra HDD drives into a windows XP computer and they install fine and work but when I add the 3rd HDD the CD drive will not show up in the My computer window. so the ...
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242 views

Computer won't boot, hard drive not recognized

I have a Dell Dimension E310 which has crashed. When I turn it on it gives me two options: F2 (System Setup) F12 (Boot from USB, CD-ROM, Floppy, Hard Drive, NIC) I have a Dell Resource CD and a ...
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0answers
24 views

BSOD Windows XP after loading logo

I've been getting BSOD after Windows XP loading logo. Weird thing is if I try to reinstall Windows XP - the installation CD doesn't see the hard drive, but then why is it trying to load into Win XP? ...
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0answers
28 views

Unable to See Partition While Installing Windows XP

Sorry if this has been asked and answered before. I have a 500 GB HDD that had three partitions and am looking to combine into one so I can re-distribute the space and reinstall WinXP and W7 for a ...
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5k views

How to get the Hard Drive serial number

I wanted to get the serial number assigned by Hard disk manufacturer. The serial number is usually printed in the hard disk. Normally to get the serial number, I have to take out the hard disk. Is ...
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0answers
240 views

Asus Eee PC does not show BIOS or POST on start up

I have been looking at an older netbook (Asus Eee PC 1005HA) for a friend. It encountered some errors in XP and refuses to boot due to errors in the systemconfig file. This is fine since it's going to ...
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0answers
25 views

How to convert MBR disk to GPT disk on Windows XP? [duplicate]

My new harddrive is larger than 2TB, and for some reasons I have to convert it to GPT disk so I can use all the space. How can I convert my WD Red 3TB into GPT disk so I can use all its capacity? I ...
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0answers
74 views

The disk is not formatted error

I tried to insert "any" working USB flash drive and Windows XP says: The disk in drive I is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? The flash drives working on other computers, but not here. ...
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1answer
72 views

Laptop Hard Drive Boot Failure

I have a Dell D600 computer. The hard drive slot is IDE. I have used two drives with the computer, one Hitachi 60 GB (original drive) and the other a WDC Blue 160 GB. I had cloned the 60 GB drive to ...
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0answers
20 views

Dell XPS 410 running XP Pro - two internal drives - won't boot

My 410 has two internal drives and all of a sudden today, when I tried to boot up as usual, got the error message that Windows couldn't boot because configsys file missing or corrupt. I tried to load ...
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1answer
79 views

Copied DLL files are all zeros, but correct file size

I used a program called SyncBackFree (CNET 4.5 * rating) to copy a few thousand files from one hard-drive to another hard-drive. All seemed to work okay, and there were no error, and no errors in ...
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2answers
923 views

How do I change the partition that Windows 7 boots from (the “system” partition)?

(I've searched around but most cases deal with having two hard drives, not two partitions on one hard drive.) My 1TB hard drive has two partitions: one for Windows XP and one for Windows 7. The ...
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2answers
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How to change logical partition into primary one?

Currently I have both Windows XP and Windows 7 installed as dual-boot. I've been wanting to remove my XP installation for a long time (was waiting to buy an external HDD to backup the data) to get ...
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1answer
31 views

Difficulty pinpointing issue on PC that won't boot

I have been trying to troubleshoot an old PC that is being used in a monitoring system at work. Twice now I have been able to start up into Windows but the computer will reboot before it has fully ...
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1answer
64 views

If I just copy Windows system drive to new HDD — will it work?

If I just copy Windows system drive to new HDD -- will it work? I want to change HDD to faster one. May I just plug new HDD, copy files to it, then unplug old and boot from new? I know how to set ...
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0answers
26 views

hdd fail, allows format, allows copy

Hello I have a problem with a Fujitsu laptop. Some kid played with it and now the hdd is a wreck. I can't install Windows XP, Windows 7 or Linux. I checked with hiren's boot for bad sector did a ...
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0answers
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Why suddenly DOS-type hexadecimal file names?

One of the fairly recent folders on my XP SATA data drive suddenly shows DOS-type hexadecimal file names (i.e., eight characters with three-character extensions) I deleted them and now my Recycle bin ...
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Drive Mappings Erratically appearing/disappearing - Windows Ent Domain

We are having a very strange issue! Windows 2003/2008 Domain (2003 DCs / 2008 File Servers) Mixed Endpoint Environment - Win XP SP3 / Win7 Ent 1300 Users over several sites within a single domain ...
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122 views

Werster Digital WD20EZRX 2 TB drive not showing in Windows xp but detects in ROM

I have system with Processor: core 2 quad q9650 Motherboard: Intel DG33FB mother Ram: 4GB I have dual operating system Windows Xp pro 32 bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit operating system installed. ...
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0answers
338 views

Windows 7 doesn't boot when second hard disk is connected

I have two hard disks, one SATA and another IDE. I have windows XP and 7 on the SATA one, and Ubuntu on the IDE. Both of them boot and work, the bios recognizes them. After I installed Windows 7, ...
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3answers
94 views

Windows Installation Errors

Since yesterday I have been trying to install Windows on a Laptop I have. It used to have it, but for some reason when I booted up, it wouldn't boot, and it wasn't recognizing the hard drive. I ...
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1answer
166 views

Boot from img file

So from microsoft home page i have downloaded an .img file containing windows xp. i have burned the img file a DVD-R Disk. besides this i have created an additional drive (called it Win XP) that is ...
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1answer
72 views

Windows installer assigns C to an existing data partition

I've got a hard disk with only one partition I'd like to keep (NTFS). The drive has held Windows 7, XP and different GNU/Linux distros, and now all partitions have been deleted and only the one I want ...
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1answer
52 views

Turned off computer while using recovery partition

I was using the recovery partition on my ASUS computer to reinstall Windows XP and everything was going smoothly until the setup jammed. I waited for like 30 minutes and nothing happened so I pressed ...
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0answers
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After a “successful” file recovery (with Restorer Ultimate Pro) no files can be opened [duplicate]

A few weeks ago I suddenly had trouble with my PC (Windows XP Prof), it didn't start and said "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". I tried a lot of things to overcome this but ...
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1answer
241 views

Windows XP - Unmountable Boot Volume, No CD - wipe hard drive and reinstall Windows XP?

I have a computer running Windows XP SP3 that I recently changed some settings on. When I rebooted I received a keyboard error, so I pressed F1 to proceed and tried to boot into safe mode. ...
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0answers
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Win 7 not reading all files from XP HDs

I loaded windows 7 - 64 on a new ssd, fresh install (C: drive). I then added 3 HDs from my old XP, SP3 - 32bit (new drive letters F:, G: and H:) computer as secondary drives. Win 7 opens and runs ...
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1answer
140 views

Volume on my HDD accessible, but files inaccessible

I'm facing weird problem with one of the volumes on my hard disk. Volume D: is showing 0 bytes in properties, whereas I am able to enter the drive and folders but not able to access the files. ...
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3answers
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Do you need special permissions to access an old internal HDD from another computer?

I was trying to copy files from a friend's damaged laptop. The hard drive still works, so I simply put the hard drive into a 2.5mm enclosure and connected it to my laptop via USB. The drivers ...