A hard disk drive (or HDD) is a non-volatile, random access device for storing digital data.

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Correct register for offset 0x54 on ICH4M chipset to force fast write speeds on primary slave

I've read this: http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-business-class-notebooks/352887-hp-2510p-owners-lounge-28.html#post5519419 I'm looking for the same but I got ICH4M not ICH8M. There is 1011 by ...
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Drive the directory on my computer is in Thai

When I installed drive on my computer the folder is in Thai. Yes, I live in Thailand but I don't speak or read Thai. The installation process was in Thai. When there was a language choice I selected ...
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Problems recovering data from a 3.5" HD with a HD enclosure

I have an All in One HP TouchSmart computer that has gone completely crazy since I installed Windows 7 updates. I can't reach the login screen for Windows. So I removed the hard drive and plugged in a ...
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Hibernate speed, and hard drive temperature

My computer is taking in the region of 4 minutes or so, to hibernate 4GB of RAM. Also, resting my hand on the top of it is rather hot to the touch, so I ran CrystalDisk Info and that is reporting a ...
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Cannot mount harddrive from HP ProBook via SATA-USB adapter

I'm trying to mount harddrive from HP ProBook 4525s to another computer for data backup from damaged laptop. There are two ext4 and one swap partition on hdd. I'm using SATA-USB adapter, but after I ...
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Restore system disk to a larger drive failed to boot

I used DriveImage XML to backup a 40GB IDE system disk (Windows XP) and restore it to a blank 80GB IDE. After the restoration, I switched the IDE cables and made sure the system will boot to the 80GB ...
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Moving a program to another computer

I changed my computer and lost the installation CD of my office's management program, I got it installed at the old HD, I tried to move it to the new one but get the following error: "Could not ...
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Uninstall drivers on an orphaned hard drive

Basically, I need a hard drive (originally from a computer I no longer have) to work on new machine. What I need from the drive is the configuration of the software installed, not the data. It has ...
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Speedfan not showing all harddrives' smart data

I installed speedfan and used it to look at my HDDs' smart data. All 5 of my drives appeared without issue. However, I have now added an additional 2 SATA HDDs to my existing (already in use) SATA ...
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How do I restore hard drive permissions on Mac OS 10.5 Leopard?

I have done quite possibly THE dumbest thing I could have done and now I cannot boot past the white apple screen with the spinning progress wheel. I was setting up FTP access on my computer and ...
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Is it possible to mount an IDE HDD to act as a boot HDD on a virtual machine?

Is it possible to mount an IDEE HDD to act as a boot HDD on a virtual machine? My computer has a SATA drive, and I have connected an IDE (PATA) HDD. Now I need to set that IDE HDD as a boot drive on ...
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Windows Explorer is crashing and 2-3 other programs not working; is my hard drive corrupted?

I had two anti-virus programs installed and my friend recommended that I remove one of them. I had Norton 360 and McAfee. So, I removed McAfee and my computer started behaving weirdly. I couldn't ...
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PC hardware (HDD, BIOS / motherboard) acting weird

This is going to be long story. I'm trying to figure out what the hardware problem with my desktop is. It started with my Windows XP's very slow response and later even a BSOD, when shutting down. ...
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WD Disk. Boot disk for patching bad sectors?

Is there an ideal boot disk that can be used to patch bad sectors on a drive from a live USB stick? Have feeling this drive is messing up and want to patch it before things get worse on them.
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Is it possible to repair corrupted hard disk?

I have a 500 GB Seagate portable hard disk. It was partitioned with 5 partitions, each of 100 GB. 3 partitions are working properly, but 2 partitions are corrupted. When I plug the hard disk into my ...
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 not recognized in BIOS

A computer with a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 failed, so I found another computer to replace it. I was going to swap out the hard drives, but when I put the Seagate in the new computer, it doesn't ...
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Time machine back up with iMac 27

I am using iMac 27 with Lion Mac Os 10.7.3. I was using a hard disk for time machine back up which was working fine till the internal hard disk crashed. After replacing the hard disk I was able to ...
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System keeps scanning hard drives when booting

I've just bought one 2T hard drive and one 128G SSD. After installation, I found that every time when I boot my machine,the system will perform scanning, searching for hard drives that are not SSD. If ...
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Hard disk error, damaged Master Partition Table

My Hard disk just shows "Master Partition Table Corrupt" after I merged two partitions into one. CHKDSK is not able to repair (MPT mirror is also damaged), TestDisk also is not able to repair. It is ...
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Why is my hard disk making Windows 7 freeze?

I have a 2TB HDD formatted with 2 partitions, 1TB each. One partition is for storage the other one is used for Windows 7 backup. The HDD is a Seagate Barracuda, originally it was an external USB hard ...
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Connecting ordinary hard disk as external usb hard disk to laptop via scsi to usb convertor

I am in need of using an internal hard disk of a computer, dismantled from the original PC and connect to my laptop via SCSI to USB convertor. I basically want to use it as an external usb hard disk ...
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Fsck says read block too short

Yesterday I left my Ubuntu laptop alone for a bit, and the power cable got knocked out, so the computer got shut down. Upon starting it up, it insisted on running fsck, which failed, asking me to run ...
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Formatted HD, forgot to back up a text file. How do I get it back?

I have already had the same problem before. On that ocasion, I found a program that could scan my entire HD for string pieces so I could recover it. Unfortunatelly I don't remember the name of the ...
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change usb drive mode: portable/fixed (windows7)

I have this usb hard drive which have always been mounted as removable on windows 7. Suddenly it started to be mounted as fixed and windows started creatin annoying "system volume information" and "$...
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Disk Partitioning and a Weird dev Configuration, how to fix?

I want to dual boot Fedora and openSuse since I'm testing them out. I need a stable linux work machine for my thesis, and I'm wary of using the latest Ubuntu (Debian is a good candidate, but I am so ...
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recover hard drive after careless low-level section rewriting

I was trying to write a ramdisk image to my sdcard but unfortunately I wrote the image to my hard disk instead. The size of the ramdisk image is about 7M and it was written to the first sections of my ...
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My Passport Cannot Be Accessed As A Networked Drive

I purchased a 1TB WD My Passport drive. At first it wouldn't install plugged into a USB hub and then I realized the only USB 2.0 ports I have are on the front of my Dell. Running Windows 7 Home I ...
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Can't do a full mac hard drive clone because of input/output errors

I do a nightly SuperDuper! clone on my MacBook Pro. Ever since updating to their latest (Lion-compatible) version, it won't do a full clone, but the logs report copy failures because of Input/Output ...
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Turn off internal hard drives that aren't in use in XP

I have two internal caviar black hard drives (SATA) in my XP computer and as I only really use one or the other at a time, the other one is needlessly sucking power, generating heat, and of course ...
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Seagate Freeagent Desk Problems according to Disk Utility

I've been having some problems with my Seagate FreeAgent Desk hard drive since I bought it recently, and I'm wondering if it's a hardware problem or a software problem. I'm using Mac OSX, and the "...
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Windows 7 not recognizing drive posted in BIOS

This is an issue that's been happening for a while yet, but only recently have I been able to put any attention to it. About 3 weeks ago, I bought 2x1TB WD Caviar Black drives. They installed fine, ...
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Files disappearing, errors during linux boot

On my laptop I've got - Windows 7 (NTFS), Ubuntu 10.10 x64 (ext4) and a few NTFS partitions which are also mounted under Ubuntu. 1.Today when I opened console text like this appeared: "I don't know ...
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Do I dare clicking Delete Volume instead of Delete Partition?

I have a VMWare machine with one VM. That VM has a virtual disk which in windows is configured with two partitions and then a lot of slack space. What I want to do is delete the partition of 639 GB. ...
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How to find start/end cluster for a file

In O&O defrag, after doing analysiz, we can see what file in each cluster. What if I am looking for a certain file, is there any tool to know in which cluster that file are? Thanks!
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data degradation unused files

Currently I do back up my data every other month by completely copying all the data to an external hard drive. From what I've read, when you copy data and there are some minor errors (due to ...
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How long will my failing HDD last?

My hard drive started making loud clicking noises you can hear from across the room (and screeching noises + the noise it makes when you force shut down the computer a few times) This is a recording ...
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I downloaded a linux image from Sourceforge to run on my android device. How do I encrypt it like an hdd?

I was able to run backtrack 5 on my nook simple touch. I am currently in the process of trying to encrypt the "ubuntu.img" file as an hdd. My kernel is old and I can only be able to run outdated ...
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How to revert location changes of folders in windows

I wanted to save my recorded game videos with windows dvr, so i did for a while. Then my SSD started to get full, so I googled how to change location of that. I changed the location to external drive ...
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ddrescue splitting failed blocks for days

I have 2TB disk that stopped working, maybe because it was always connected to my TV. And I have all my photos there. To start i did: sudo ddrescue -n -f /dev/sdd /dev/sdc /root/logfile It skips ...
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Hard drive error on HP all in one

I am running Windows 10 on a 13 month old HP all-in-one machine. I got an error message about "encountering a problem with the hard drive" and it says it will repair it. Well, it starts doing its ...
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Is creating and deleting thousands of files several times per day bad for your hard drive?

I ask because Ember CLI is creating thousands of files in tmp every time I rebuild a project (on Windows 10). Since I do this many times each day, I'm curious what the long-term effects are.
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I lost my 500 GB partition

I have a 500 GB Windows 10 laptop. I dual boot Windows 10 and Manjaro i3.  When I restarted my computer I couldn't get to GRUB. I booted Knoppix and opened disks app and I saw this: How can I ...
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BIOS not recognizing new (known good) hard drive; Previous drive working

I'm attempting to install a new, Dell-provided replacement hard drive in a laptop (Precision M4700). The BIOS on the laptop does not recognize a hard drive is present when it is installed. I've ...
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Windows 10 Cannot Access Programs folder

As you can see, I cannot access the above folder. Why is that? The user I am using right now is ADMINISTRATOR. When I try running chkdsk /r which some sites suggest to try running, as an administrator,...
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Attempting to get data from old hdd that is recognized but wont open

I've had an old laptop that I haven't in over 10 years and I'm curious to what I had on it. When I try to start the laptop, it starts to load windows but then BSODs with an unmountable_boot_volume ...
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Recover data from wrong size sd card - using “read” operation

This is an advanced question about data recovery (I'm very knowledgeable in data recovery) so please no answers like using "EaseUS Data Recovery" or any recovery\imaging\partition software or linux ...
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How to partition a HDD with 400GB of available free storage space and encrypted with BitLocker in Windows 7

I have a 500GB storage capacity of a HDD it was encrypted with Bitlocker in the WIndows 7 and i wanted to partition it to a size of 250GB please suggest any way to do it without meeting adverse ...
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creating windows to go with AOMEI, will it delete everything?

I have a Western Digital my passport ultra 2TB external hard drive. which is partitioned in 5 sections. i want to install windows 10 pro on one of the partitions using AOMEI partitions assistant.when ...
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Low speed stat copying.,

Firstly, i have a problem with hard disk (partition dissapearing while copying) after this i installed the SATA/AHCI intel chipset drivers. Now it's fine but copy speed is very low. Look this video: ...