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Replace a laptop hard drive (Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed)

I have Sony Vaio laptop. The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 OS. Later I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Grub. Now the hard is showing early signs of failure. How can I replace the hard disk ...
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2answers
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Can you copy files from virtualbox without vbox running?

I got into a big trouble now. My hard disk just kind of "crashed". I get from disks that "DISK IS LIKELY TO FAIL". My main OS is ubuntu, and I am (or was) using a Windows 7 VBOX. When I start ubuntu, ...
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Partition Recovery and tools required

I have Windows 7 machine. I had partitioned C: to extended partition D:. Well yesterday I was increasing the space for D: (for installing UBUNTU -dual boot-). I used G-parted of UBUNTU to expand the ...
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1answer
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My laptop freezes when on battery?

So, first and foremost I have an HP2510p with 4GB ram running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (I had Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit before but the problem was there so it has nothing to do with the OSs). I also know ...
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2answers
447 views

SMART Disks Self test fail on new HD

I just bought a newly assembled PC with a 320GB of HD of WD. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it and did a SMART Disk test from the Disks utility in Ubuntu. It gave me following result I'm worried ...
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Graphics failures on both linux and windows

On windows, if I allow the system turn the monitors off (due to being idle), about once a week, it will fail to resume. There does not seem to be a pattern to this. On linux (Arch 64, fully updated ...
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1answer
457 views

My PC suddenly reboots

Yesterday I opened my PC hub (after like, 5 years) to add more RAM and a new HDD. It was full of dust and balls of fluff, so I cleaned it a bit by blowing. I also removed the fan that was attached to ...
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1answer
470 views

Test my mouse online

Though this question might look like a one man's issue, link to such a utility could be useful to many others. I have a Microsoft Optical mouse which occasionally behaves weird. It takes double ...
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USB drive unusable and reporting 0 bytes capacity

I had a problem with my USB drive. When i plug it in windows 7, what happens is when I click on USB the message "Please insert a disk into drive X:". The drive properties show: Type: Removable ...
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1answer
532 views

No space left on device with encrypted disk that takes all space

I use Ubuntu 11.04. There's no space left on device. I have encrypted the disk that takes up space (maybe it's good to disable it, but I don't know how). In shell, I get this message: No space ...
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220 views

Can't launch any Linux on hi-end hardware? [closed]

there a tough one: I've bought a new computer with the following configuration: ASUS Rampage III Extreme Core i7 950 ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 560 KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3 3x4GB HAF 922 OCZ ...
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If a drive is not recognized during POST is it irreparably broken?

I'm having a bit of trouble with a HDD. I believe it's dead and I plan on RMA'ing it tomorrow, but I thought I should just check up here first to make sure there are no other options. I posted a ...
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Hard Drive problem: is it the SATA controller or the HDD itself?

I have a Samsung 1.5TB hard drive hooked up to an ECS H55H-I mini-ITX motherboard. I have XBMC 10 (modified Ubuntu 10.04) installed for use as an HTPC. The hard drive encounters occasional errors ...
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Mouse randomly freezes for about 20 seconds in Ubuntu 10.10, please help troubleshoot

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 a week ago and have had mouse glitches since. I know there was some way to monitor USB events real time, but don't remember the command for it, so if you do, please tell :) ...