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Hard drive will not boot, does not show up in BIOS

When I turned on my computer today, I received the message "missing operating system." Since I have a backup of all my files, I don't care if they all get erased, so I put in my recovery disk, which ...
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What is the best way to partition your drive? [closed]

I was perusing a forum and someone said they were able to partition their hard drive where one partition has their OS and program files while the other partition only has data. I was curious as to ...
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If I replace the hard drive, do I lose my Windows license?

I dropped my laptop and destroyed my hard drive. I have ordered a new hard drive to replace it and so obviously need to reinstall the operating system. The recovery information was in the hard drive ...
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Recover broken exFat drive

So I'm an idiot And last night, half-asleep, in an attempt to mount a .img to my exFAT-formatted external drive so I could boot Ubuntu from it, I ran dd if=foo.img of=/dev/disk1 like the Ubuntu ...
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Can I install windows on an SSD and access data from my old windows HDD?

I purchased new computer components, switching my hardware from AMD and Radeon to Intel and Nvidia. I kept components from my old computer like the powersupply and two HDDs. Everything appeared to ...
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Formatting a hard drive

I have an internal hard drive that I have ubuntu installed on. I also have an internal SSD card that I have windows installed on. I would like to put a NTFS partition on the hard drive with ubuntu on ...
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4answers
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Can I recover data from external HDD or do I format and lose it all?

I have a Maxtor external HDD 500GB but haven't used it for a year or so. I have plugged it into a new laptop as the one I used it with before is busted. I know that there is a ton of data on the HDD ...
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3answers
130 views

External Hard Drive reformatting and data

I have an 100Gb external HD with bunch of stuff that was originally formatted to windows XP. I now have a mac and want to re-format the external to work with my Mac but dont want to lose the valuable ...
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External hard drive is recognized but not mounted in OS X

My external HD got unplugged without ejecting and my Mac will no longer mount the drive, but it recognizes it's there. I already tried repairing the disk in Disk Utility, and erasing it in Disk ...