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Q: Hard drive switching question

this isnt a problem but more of a general question I m currently using a GB hard drive that s dying question switching drive Hard and have a newer GB hard drive on my desk across the room in an enclosure bare Hard drive switching question just got enclosure yesterday I received or hassled my best friend into giving me one of The Sims games for PC I installed and tried to play it but it kept freezing on me I m wondering if i can switch hard drives as i was planning play the game from the external hard drive to-be and if i can do that I might need more RAM that s no problem but will i need to reinstall The Sims or just let it collect dust until i can get a better laptop by the way yes i do realize that if playing from external hard drive i could lose information if the hard drive goes awry I think i can handle saying goodbye to The Smiths better than quot Psychology Term Paper quot if you know what i mean nbsp

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A: Hard drive switching question

psych89 said:





this isnt a problem, but more of a general question. I'm currently using a 160GB hard drive that's dying, and have a newer 100GB hard drive on my desk across the room, in an enclosure (bare, just got enclosure yesterday).

I received (or hassled my best friend into giving me) one of The Sims games for PC. I installed and tried to play it, but it kept freezing on me. I;m wondering if i can switch hard drives (as i was planning), play the game from the external hard drive to-be, and if i can do that? I might need more RAM, that's no problem, but will i need to reinstall The Sims, or just let it collect dust until i can get a better laptop?

(by the way, yes i do realize that if playing from external hard drive, i could lose information if the hard drive goes awry. I think i can handle saying goodbye to The Smiths better than "Psychology Term Paper", if you know what i mean).Click to expand...

Wouldn't you be better replacing your dying 160GB with the 100GB drive in your laptop? Or is this what your trying to suggest you want to do?!?

If its 'dying', putting data onto another drive so your not effecting the capacity of the internal drive isn't going to help your problem.

I'd just use the 100GB drive, a fresh install of whatever OS, and then install Sims, but go lightly on other software and just keep essential stuff on it. I'm assuming your reason for asking is that your concerned with filling the drive up to capacity quickly?

There is no reason why study work, and games cant be mixed on the same drive, but make sure you keep regular backups. Memory sticks are cheap these days, even a 1GB would be more than enough to do a back up of your data after every study period.

I kept two 1GB memory sticks soley for backing up all my degree study work and materials, research, and well everything for my B.Eng Metallurgy degree. They were both identical, in case one failed. I didn't care for any other data on the laptop, just this stuff which is a nightmare to replace. Be wise though, I've had friends in there 3rd year lose all there data, including project work and with no backups your screwed!!

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A:Solved: Installing Vista on a Different Hard Drive (Switching main drive?)

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-installing-vista-on-a-different-hard-drive-switching-main-drive.877892/
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A:Hard Drive Switching????

If you swap the hard drive to the other pc you will need to reinstall xp anyway.
 

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A:Switching hard drive to new cpu

Whenever you move a hard drive from one machine to another, unless the motherboards are the same, the best thing to do is to format the drive and re-install win XP anew.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/switching-hard-drive-to-new-cpu.231547/
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A:switching from one hard drive to the other?

http://seagate.com/support/disc/drivers/discwiz.html

self explanitory... should figure it out yourself how to work it by the time you've downloaded the app.. otherwise post back...
 

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A:Switching to one Hard Drive

What kind of "communication" problem did you have between the two HDs?

There is an operating system on both drives?

I don't understand this: "When it was the slave, it didn't work the sound... hoping to fix that"

Do you have all the jumper settings correct?
 

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A:Hard Drive Switching...

You will have a very difficult time without a reformat and a reinstall.
Put the drive into another desktop jumpered as a slave, then drag and drop the files to the desktop drive, or burn them to disk. You may need to use recovery software for some programs, email files, etc., depending on what you use.
Then you will need a copy of windows or a windows recovery disk to reformat and perhaps re-partition the drive, then install Windows.
Part of the problem is the protective way that Microsoft blocks Windows when the hardware changes. The other part of the problem is that using a Recovery Disk set is not the same as using a full, unrestricted version of Windows which will often allow you to repair the disk to restore it to full use in a new computer... but that is costly.
 

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A:switching hard drive

Was the Windows 7 Installed on the Computer you want to switch the drives in?
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d9lS1wbsPg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvtSKZfSAdQ

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A:Stupidly Switching Hard Drive

This should be fixable, but may require some time... several steps...
For a 6-year old laptop... you gotta ask yourself... is it worth it?

Still, my guess, at this point, is that it should be fixable.

First step... Questions...
1. How did you determine that the drive was bad on one, and the "hardware" bad on the other...
Specifically what hardware was bad?

2. Do you have the restore cds (or original OS disks) that came with the computers?
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(your original OS was xp pro, yes?)
If you have another os such as 2k that you could migrate, this too could be an option.

Step two... go into your bios, on both, and set up to boot first from the cd...

On the one that has the data you wish to save... turn it off and wait.

On the other... attempt to follow the prompts for a restore installation.
If it fails, swap the drives (again). and try the same on the other computer...
again saving the other drive (that has the data you want to save) for later.

What results exactly from following these steps?
 

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A:Hard drive letters switching

This is a windows feature whereby Windows 7 has a new boot loader that actually changes the C: drive (internally within the OS) so that the the OS being loaded is always on Drive C:.

Click on the start button and search for CMD. Run CMD as an administrator and enter BCDEDIT at the DOS prompt. This will display the boot options. They can be changed using the BCDEDIT program but is tricky - look at the examples (BCDEDIT /?). Good luck

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A:Problem switching to a new hard drive

Is it something to do with drivers? Or is the hard drive just not compatible? Should I just buy a new hard drive?Click to expand...

Yes,yes, and yes to buying a new hard drive. Odds of what your trying to do with that Vaio HD is next to impossible.

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Thanks guys.

A:Switching hard drive and install between systems

Hey there Mats Effect

Not sure about overseas, but here in the US we have OEM and Retail versions of MS licensing for consumers.

OEM is what most folks end up with - You will see the sticker on the computer case, it has the Windows Key on it, and if you try and peel the sticker off it will *void the warranty*. OEM is licensed to stay with the 'computer' the sticker is on till the computer dies. Then the license is dead too. OEM is Non Transfereable in the USA. I imagine it's the same everywhere, but you should check.

Retail - That is a full price full working version of Windows that can go *Anywhere* and is good till the version is "End Of Life".

Upgrade - the grey area...

Which version do you have?

Moving the hard drive to a new system - Well, I don't have the answer to this - It used to be impossible, but I have heard that some particular software can do it.

With the many different drivers that are tied into the massive registry, I would be *very* skeptical that this can be pulled off reliably. I would assume a re-install would be the only way to tackle this job.

Unless someone comes along and tells us about new software you should really start planning on a reinstall.

HTH...

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A:Issues with Optiplex 745 and Switching Hard drive

The OS will generally only run on the machine it was installed to. It may run if the chipset is exactly the same, but will need to be reactivated. If the OS is licensed to Dell (an OEM version of Windows), it cannot legally be used on any other machine.

It sounds like you have hardware problems.

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I'd check the RAM, too.

Memory Testing (including bootable CD's and floppies):

Memtest86
MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Roadkil's RAM Test
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)

If you have enough memory sticks, you can test them by removing one at a time and see if the problem disappears.

If you are running Vista or 7, tap F8 on boot and choose the memory diagnostic, or if you can boot up, go to Start > Search and type:

mdsched.exe

Choose to run a memory diagnostic on next boot. Or, you can boot from the DVD and run it from there.
 

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A:Oh no, Windows 10 tomorrow but I'm switching hard drive, what do I do?

Downloads for the free Windows 10 upgrade began this morning. Many people have it now and are ready for the upgrade tomorrow, the 29th.

Look for a folder C:\$Windows.~BT (you need to show hidden files and folders in Folder options to see this). If it's there look in the Sources folder for install.esd. If it's there then you are ready to upgrade tomorrow. You will get a notice to do so.

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A:Can switching a hard drive between systems cause damage?

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What's on this hard drive? Windows? Just personal data like pictures or mp3s?

What are you trying to do?

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A:Solved: Hard Drive Switching and XP Activation

Try it, it should work.
 

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A:switching computers, keeping the same hard drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ramiHArami


hi,

my 6 year old pc short circuited and i lost the motherboard and graphic card, so i decided to buy a brand new computer (but without an OS on it). Is there a way to boot from my old hard drive (which has a genuine home version of windows 7), or is it a problem that all the BIOS are completely different now? can the motherboard cd with all the drivers on it help in some way?


I would try and simply plug the drive up boot to bios make sure it's recognized then reset BIOS to defaults save and reboot to windows and see if it can sort it itself out identifying the drivers as I presume you don't really have anything to lose data wise ??

It should in theory work without problem

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A:Windows 7 Ultimate Product Key, switching hard drive

As long as you have a valid product key then you should have no problems.

Windows 10, you had a year to do it, now it's too late unless you want to pay.

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A:Solved: windows xp hard drive with win98 hard drive-question if someone has time??

Yes - you understand it correctly
 

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A:Need Help Cloning Old Hard Drive to New Hard Drive (quick question)

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Basic info on this drive; http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/seagate-u5.html

Seagates info; http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/iguides/ata/u5isheeta.pdf

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When I try to restart the computer it actually locks the system if I have it on, and it appears that they 'lock' these drives for the xbox.Click to expand...

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A:hard drive question

Hi Eddie

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A:Hard Drive Question

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A:Hard Drive question

jmc said:

I have an IBM 120GXP IDE HD. Two weeks ago, my system failed with KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR. Rebooted, got DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, an error I'm used to seeing in the morning occassionally, but another reboot and all was fine.

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jmcClick to expand...

Hi jmc,

Yes, its definitely worth it to run Hitachi's diagnostic, but hold up on reformatting the drive.

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-- Tom
 

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Can you run 2 hard drives off 1 IDEClick to expand...

Yes
On the back of the ATA HardDrives, you will see a little jumper
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A:Hard drive question

24,

Don't see why not. It is an old slow small drive but it should work.
Try it and see, can't hurt anything.

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A:Hard Drive Question..

If you're building a computer, you need to get a hard drive; that one you mentioned looks excellent.
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A:Hard drive question

Yes

You just need to format it

You can do this by first plugging it into a working Windows computer
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A:Hard Drive question?

Sounds like that definitely could be a virus issue. Check www.symantec.com for any updated virus definitions
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A:Hard drive question

Is your data important? Once you format the drive and change it to NTFS it will make recovering your files will be much more difficult and your chances of recovering files will decrease as you move more data or add more data. Your first option sounds good on paper but you need to remember that once it gets formatted you WILL lose partial data. It could be very severe or very minimal, no way to know. Second when you recover data and copy it over, it will not be written in the same location. You will AUTOMATICALLY lose more access to data as you write more data into the affected drive. Every time you write more data you could write data in sections that don't just affect one file but possible a large amount of data. Option one and two are almost identical, dangerous, and bad for your data. Go out and buy a HDD, these days you can buy 4TB HDD for a fraction of what I paid for them just 2 years ago.. A 1TB drive is insanely cheap today Amazon.com: WD Blue 1TB Desktop 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive: Computers Accessories
(Did you need your drive to be external? Amazon.com: Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2 TB Portable Hard Drive, Black (Old Model): Computers Accessories )

Besides having more drives is always nice It's not a consumable it's something that will likely last you 5+ years.

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A:Hard drive question.

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A:Hard Drive Question?

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A:Hard Drive Question

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A:Hard drive question

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A:Hard Drive Question

Yep, you suspected right. Luckily we have a thread all set up for you.
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A:Hard Drive Question

Go for it.

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A:Hard Drive Question...

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A:Hard Drive Question

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A:Hard drive question

Is it still under warranty? Knocking sounds from a laptop are not necessarily a good thing.
 

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A:Hard drive question

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no i think the cd is the right one. boot up the pc from the cdrom and try the recovery console. if u erased ur hard drive, then u cant recover anything, so just use the cd to reformat and re-install windows 2000.
 

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A:hard drive question

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A:Hard drive question

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A:Hard drive question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Xenshoa


Im wondering whats a good way to get data from a hard drive? My current computer doesnt work and i have a 2nd HDD that ive had for a year and want to get the data from, ive booted from it and it just lagged so bad i think because of all the drivers needing to be installed into the pc for it. Should i just wait for my new computer and attach it as a secondary drive? or is there some way i can do like a data transfer without it being in a computer?


Sorry for my confusion but you say you have a 2nd HDD that you want to get data from. Then you say you've booted from it but it lags really bad. Is this HDD installed in the computer that doesn't work? Or is it in some other computer? You could probably buy a USB enclosure (2.5" if it's a laptop hard drive or 3.5" for a desktop hard drive), install the HDD, then connect it to a working computer just like any other external USB drive. The working computer should show its own hard drive as C: and the newly enclosed HDD as perhaps drive E: (or some other letter.) Copy the files from the new E: drive to wherever. I've seen 2.5" enclosures for as low as $10 and 3.5" for $15.

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A:hard drive question

Check the jumpers on the back of the drive for master and slave settings.
 

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