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Q: WD hard disk all operations very slow

Hi All,

I have WD 1 TB passport, and all its operations are very very slow.
I cant use it at all. I have all the important documents in it.
Please someone help me out here.

Regards,
Sanoop.

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A: WD hard disk all operations very slow

The only thing I can really recommend is to defragment the external HDD using a program such as Defraggler.

If that doesnt help, you may have a virus on the HDD, in that case, I would recommend posting in the malware forums.

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My laptop is running slow. everything in task manager i.e. ram usage, processor usage are fine. but the hard disk usage i think is very high. Please look for attached pic.

Is it problem with hardware or any software related?

plz help me. should i change my hard disk.

A:Very high disk usage keeps laptop slow in normal operations also.

Look at the Task Manager Resource Monitor to see if you can tell what Processes are causing high disk activity.
Resource Monitor is a button the the Task Manager / Performance tab.

Here's an example of the window I'm talking about:

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A:Laptop Hard Disk to Hard Disk transfer Extremely Slow

My experience with file transfers of the type you describe...is that the number of files doesn't matter...what matters is how large the files are.  Video files take much longer than text or document files.
 
Slow transfer rates between partitions/drives...can indicate a problem with either the partititon or the drive, IMO.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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A:Problem with slow (impossible) disk image making on USB 2.0 external hard disk

This could be any issue causing your problem , software , usb drive may have errors on it / or ?
Imaging your 150 Gig via Usb will take time { Mine are about 40-50 Gig } Operating System And Programs Only.
 
I personally partition my main Drive eg: c:\ and d:\ and so only the operating system is on C;\
Then use the D;\ to store your personal files. , this way your c:\ wont keep growing in size as you are storing everything there.
If you cant actually do anything with the computer because of warranties as you stated "just serviced" , ask them why you cant Image Drive.
 
Options:
1/ Try another hard drive to backup to.{ Usb will always be slower } than directly connected to Mobo.
2/ Use Mini Tool Partition Wizard [ Free } to create another partition - http://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/partition-windows-7-system.html
3/ Remove all Temp Files / Restore Points / etc with Ccleaner { Free ] - https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
    this will reduce C:\ size to minimal size { defrag drive also }.
4/ Use any program to Image C:\ { I use Acronis }. to the D:\ Backup Folder.
5/ Then copy the image to any portable drive or external if need be.
6/ Use the D:\ for your personal files and folders as a backup also.
 
Sometimes you have to do things yourself - than rely on Service Centres and Costs.
If you run a Business then you claim all your costs incurred.
 
All this will take time but you will have backups and feel at ease.

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Has anyone ever seen the following "error" window pops up after a disk backup or defrag ? Does anyone know what it actually says, as it has been truncated/chopped ?

Any help greatly appreciated as none of my application vendors seems to know what it is. I am using vista business 64 sp2.

Screen shot of strange error window is attached.

Cheers,

Tony

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A:Truncated error message window after disk operations

Type wercon.exe in your search bar and press enter. The windows error reporting window will open.

there you can find all error reporting. Find related error to that time and post the details here

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The Microsoft® Operations Manager 2000 (MOM) Operations Guide includes guidance and recommended best practices for maintaining and running MOM in an existing IT infrastructure. The information in this guide is organized according to the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) process model.

System Requirements

Information applicable to:
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Operating System - Windows 2000, Win XP

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A:Certain Operations are Slow

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310747
 

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A:Slow performance only on one hard disk

Hello and welcome dopefish Well mate that HDD is only a 1.5Gbs speed drive which is fairly slow by todays standards mate, and I would hazard a guess at it only being 5400 rpm disk speed..

Now you can do a few things you can test it with the WD tester and test the drive with a surface test with Partition Wizard.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. < handy tool for other purposes.

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A:2nd Hard Disk Running Slow...Help

Sometimes that is the only symptom of file system errors. Try chkdsk /r on the drive.
 

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My hard disk seems to start thrshing when I go into Windows, almost as if something is running relentlessly in the background. At the same time the machine will often hang.

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A:Slow XP and thrashing hard disk

Go to Flavallee's site here http://9337387.home.icq.com/index.html (Also a Windows XP user) and have a read on tweaking your puter to run faster and more efficient.
 

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Greetings
OS: Win7 ultimate x64
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details of HDD:
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A:slow access to hard disk

forgot to mention: the 2 WD hard disks were moved from an older PC I had with winXP x32.
Is the format different between win7 x64 and XP x32?
thanks again

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A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...

patio.
 

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A:Hard Disk reposne slow down after a few days

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I must have re-done my laptop 20 times now, it keeps not responding when it turns on, Saying a hard disk problem, and freezing up?,
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A:Laptop Being slow and says hard disk problem?

Guess ill have to re-do it?

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Maybe your hdd have a lot of files so windows need a time to read it all.And try defragmenting it.

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A:Hard disk always active and computer is very slow

It sounds like you've got hardware issues...

Download this cd/dvd iso and boot from it: Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

Once you've booted from it, use the hardware diagonistic utilities to diagnose problems.

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A:Solved: Hard Disk suddenly becomes really slow

An update to the problem:

Got all the stuff I needed out of the drive, and ran some read & write tests on both my drives with this parkdale drive testing thing. C: drive has a r/w speed of about 80m/s while the D: drive has 8m/s.

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A:Slow hard disk transfer rate between partitions

There are several things that can affect transfer rates... things like system CPU, memory and motherboard, and running programs
 

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can i check it for error and fix it?

Please help me. i love this forum and always help me

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A:My hard disk Asus N61JQ Badsector and Slow...

If the HD is physically damaged then it's probably not reparable.

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A:Hard disk light almost constantly on, computer very slow

The services are checked because they are being used.  If you remove the check from a box it disables the service.
 
Open the Task Manager and click on processes to see what is constantly running.

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A:Slow transfer speed to external USB Hard disk?

For normal external USB 2 HDD I might expect ~30MB/s for a sequential file transfer.
What type of USB HDD are you using?

You could download CrystalDiskMark and post the performance figures.
Download Center - Crystal Dew World

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A:Copying File From USB Drive to 2 Different Hard Disk. One is very slow

Is every copy to 500GB disk so slow?
Is every copy FROM 500GB disk so slow?

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A:Computer running slow - hard disk problem?

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.
 
Worth reading:  Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html .
 
Louis

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A:Solved: New Hard Disk running extremely slow

I find it interesting that it's supported mode is UDMA6, and it claims it's running at UDMA7. I'm guessing from the speeds that it's actually running in PIO mode. I suggest taking a look at DMA reverts to PIO
 

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A:Bad hard disk, Did windows reinstallation, slow, crashes blue screens

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follow the instructions in this link.
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A:Bad hard disk, Did windows reinstallation, slow, crashes blue screens

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follow the instructions in this link.
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A:Slow Computer, Possible Malware File on Desktop, SMART Hard Disk Error

Welcome aboard
 
There is no reason for you to worry about malware since SMART test clearly indicate your hard drive failing.
You should back up your data immediately (while you can), buy new hard drive and reinstall Windows.

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A:My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk g

In a Run box, enter "chkdsk /r"
You'll be asked if you want to run chkdsk at the next reboot. Enter "Y".
Reboot, and be prepared to wait, as it may take a long time.
 

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A:Hard disk boot failure -> computer won't recognise hard disk

Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?

We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?

When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?

Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.
 

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If you don`t have a complete backup image, then there`s nothing you can do about it. You`re gonna have to re install windows.

Get your data off before the drive dies.

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A:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter

Just go into the Bios and (For my motherbaord) in Advanced BIOS Features, set primary, seconday etc boot devices as you like.
 

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Repair MBR:

Boot From the Windows Install Disc
The first thing you?ll need to do is boot off the install disc, and then click through until you see the ?Repair your computer? link in the lower left-hand corner.
You?ll need to choose the correct installation of Windows and then click the Next button.
And then you?ll get to the System Recovery Options screen, where you can get to the Command Prompt.

Repairing the Master Boot Record:

If you want to restore the master boot record, you can simply type in the following command:

bootrec /fixmbr

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has this just recently appeared? This is a longshot, but if you have Kaspersky lap installed then that could be the problem. It autologs roughly 10 gigs of data without your permission, it is easy to get rid of, but annoying none the less.
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A:Hard disk constantly running (writing?) and disk space disappearing

Andrew
First, lets find out what is on the drive
JDiskReport or my preference
http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/...-10614593.html

This link may help and give information.
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...pace-in-vista/

Scan with your antivirus
Scan with malwarebytes. Did you update, when you ran your report?

Space is probably being taken by restore points, Did you check for that possiblity?

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A:Frequent Freezes, BSOD, Disk Check auto cancels, and Hard Disk Errors

Code:
DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardware
Ensure all data is backed up, then run the DOS version of the LONG test of SeaTools, and report the result:
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Sorry the model is Qosmio X500/00X

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Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management, showing all the details of the D drive.

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A:Hard Disk recognized by bios, but not by My computer/Disk Manager

You need to partition and format a drive to see it as a drive letter in Windows.
 

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I have IOmega 1 TB hard drive. 2 days ago, my comp restarted suddenly after which my external drive is corrupted.

I get the error 'H: is not accessble' The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.
It shows up in the disk management as RAW file system,

I have almost 700 GB of important documents, pictures & files that I don't want to lose.
Does anybody know of any good recovery software that can help.

A:Hard disk Error - The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.

Hi r4hara,

Welcome to SevenForums.

You seem to have lost the partition somehow and that seems to be the reason why it had turned RAW.

IMO, the best free software to do the recovery from a RAW disk is Test Disk. TestDisk - CGSecurity

It can be a little daunting for the first time user, and so take your time to read through all the documentation.

First use PhotoRec in it - which does not write anything to the drive in question - and try to recover the files.

Then you can use TestDisk and try to rewrite the partition. Some people have reported that even after restoring the partition with TestDisk, the drive remained RAW but they were able to recover most files using the option to copy.

Whether PhotoRec or TestDisk, it is going to take a lot of time to recover the files. Copy them to another external drive with adequate capacity.

You may find some help here to understand the usage.

Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide

Good luck.

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A:Solved: Lost Hard Disk Space After Disk Defragment

KK..im sry guys....i was just doing sum "reasearch"..and found out how to fix it....it turns out i had to resize the maximun ammount or shadow copy space..or sumthing like that....i had to do it in the cmd prompt...so ya...

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!
 

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Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option.

However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.

A:External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager

Please find the screenshot of disk management

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/399017-external-hard-disk-not-detected-visible-disk-manager.html
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I am facing problem of unable to shrink c drive in my windows 7 home premium.I have read everyone writing in about not to change the hard disk to dynamic type,but after partitioning one time using disk management now all my partitions are dynamic type & I still have 288gb left in c drive.
I need help.

A:hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management

Read this tutorial on how to covert back from Dynamic. Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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I am preparing for a hard disk crash.

I purchased a new PC with Windows 7 in June 2012. It came with a Samsung optical disk containing Windows 7. I am eligible for the $14.99 USD upgrade to Windows 8. Will there be an installation disk for Windows 8 available at this price and if not, then how much more will it cost?

If not, then how should I ensure that I can easily install Windows 8 after a hard disk crash? Do I have to keep my Samsung optical disk of Windows 7?

A:optical disk installation of Windows 8 after a hard disk crash

  
Quote: Originally Posted by broiyan


I am preparing for a hard disk crash.

I purchased a new PC with Windows 7 in June 2012. It came with a Samsung optical disk containing Windows 7. I am eligible for the $14.99 USD upgrade to Windows 8. Will there be an installation disk for Windows 8 available at this price and if not, then how much more will it cost?

If not, then how should I ensure that I can easily install Windows 8 after a hard disk crash? Do I have to keep my Samsung optical disk of Windows 7?


I'm not positive, but I'd guess a $14.99 price for Win 8 would be a download, unless Samsung is offering some special promotional price for a disc.

I've seen a price of $69.99 for Windows 8 Professional, which I think is for a disc.

I'd find out what that $14.99 price is good for. It may be for an ISO download, in which case you could burn the ISO to a disc.

I'd keep the Windows 7 disc regardless. If you are like most people, you probably will find 7 preferable to 8.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/259862-optical-disk-installation-windows-8-after-hard-disk-crash.html
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Hello Members!I have a Windows 8 OS backup on a Pen-drive & mine is a branded PC from HP~ AIO make.Is it possible to format the entire Hard-drive to reclaim the Space used by Recovery Image desk (D:)? Can someone please help guide me on how to format an entire Hard-drive (both C: & D:) in context to an HP Desktop environment?Help will be sincerely appreciated.Thank you.

A:Is it possible to recover the Hard-disk space utilised by Recovery Disk(D:)?

Yes. But not-recommended.The recovery partition  is the only way you have to repair your system in the event of a failure. The computer makers now want you to use that recover if ever a major failure makes your computer unusable. If you need more storage for your photos and videos, consider these methods:A. Use DVD discs to store photos and videos.B. Use a cloud service to save your most important information. C. Purchase in economic external hard drive for extra storage.It would be a b ad idea to format our hard drive unless there was something urgent.

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Hi please and corrupt disk disk accessible file hard not system can you help I have a Gb Seagate Barracuda ATA internal hard drive which is mounted in a Safecom usb firewire external caddy It has partitions a Gb FAT drive and the rest divided into logical NTFS hard disk file system corrupt and disk not accessible drives of Gb and Gb I have only had the disk a couple of months Shortly after I purchased the disk I had a power failure whilst scan disk was running on one of the NTFS drives Upon reboot XP did not recognise the NTFS drives reporting that the file system was corrupt the FAT drive was fine and accessible I managed to recover all my files mostly mp s and movie files from both NTFS drives using hard disk file system corrupt and disk not accessible GetDataBack reformatted the disk replaced the partitions for good measure and reinstalled my backup Since then I haven t really had cause to use hard disk file system corrupt and disk not accessible the disk so it has remained switched off but today I needed to transfer some files across for backup purposes Having done this I then did a bit of housekeeping deleted a few files and moved a few folders around on the disk Then explorer crashed and after I managed to recover from the explorer crash I found that the NTFS partitions were once again inaccessible in XP XP reporting that the file system is corrupt once again Once again the FAT drive is accessible I am currently running GetDataBack again and it looks likely that it might find all the files again I hope I originally purchased the disk to backup my main hard drive which I needed to perform a clean install on this has been done I run ewido spyware blaster adaware se spybot search and destroy avg and look n stop firewall I m pretty certain that there are no XP problems malware or viruses on my pc Can anyone suggest any ideas as to why this might be happening Could it be that this disk is incompatible with my caddy or does it sound like there is a problem with the disk itself Would the disk be less likely to have problems if I mounted it internally Obviously I don t feel overconfident about using this disk for backup purposes anymore thanks nbsp

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I started with a 40 gig for my primary drive
When I install the new western digital WD2500BB 250 gig hard drive I first I get:

CD-rom : Sony DVD-Rom DDU1615
no IDE fixed disk present
press F1 to save

Then
Disk: 40.0 GB [email protected]@[email protected]
CD-rom : Sony DVD-Rom DDU1615
press F1 to save

Then
Disk: 250 GB WDC WD2500BB-14RDA0
CD-rom : Sony DVD-Rom DDU1615
press F1 to save

Then I get the error message:
non system disk or disk error
replace and strike any key when ready

I think I need to format my new hard drive but I can't figure out how to get that far.
Any help will be greatly appreciated I'm trying to upgrade this PC for my kids.

Thanks

A:new hard drive causing nonsystem disk or disk error

If you would provide the make and modle of the machine to be upgraded, I will try to assist. It could be as easy as configuring a BIOS setting.

Cheers

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I have a problem regarding my external Toshiba hard disk 500 GB where it can?t be detected in my computer and also disk management. I have formatted the external HD since I was asked to format it when an error popped up.
So I formatted it and after the formatting completed, I tried to connect the hard disk to my Windows Win 7 laptop. When I connect it to the laptop, it can?t be detected and yet the hard disk is blinking with its white light like it used to when it is connected to the laptop. I tried the disk management thingy, but it can?t detect my hard disk. I tried in other laptops but the result is same
What can I do to make it better? Please help me.
 

A:External hard disk not detected in My Computer and in Disk Management

First off, how old is your Toshiba external HDD? Also, when it starts to spin up, do you hear any sort of clicking or whining noise?

If you hear any noises that sound off, it's possible your external HDD is failing.

When you formatted it, what file system did you use to do so? Because sometimes even if Windows can't detect it, I have had success with booting with a Ubuntu Live CD, and then connecting the external HDD in order to format it that way. It all has to do with how Windows formats HDD's and how Ubuntu and other Linux systems do.

If you can I recommend downloading Ubuntu onto a CD and boot to it on one of your computers, in the Live CD mode, so it doesn't install anything. Once its loaded, plug in the Toshiba and try to format it as NTFS (this is important, because Ubuntu doesn't use it as a native file system, so you need to make sure that NTFS is selected on the format window, not EXT4 or the other types of Linux OS File Systems)

If it doesn't work, post back here, and I will see if I can help you some more. Also feel free to PM me if you have any other issues.

Regards,
-Alex
 

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Hello,

I have started using my nice new Satellite T110-12. How can I create a recovery disk?

Why there is a frequent message about vibration has been detected, hard drive head disk has been moved to a safe position? Is there something wrong? Should I return it before the week is up?

Please answer, many many thanks!

A:Satellite T110-121 - Question about recovery disk and hard disk

Hi LindaMon,

> How can I create a recovery disk?
What about reading your user manual?
You need an 8GB USB stick for creating a recovery medium and preinstalled Toshiba recovery disk creator.

> hard drive head disk has been moved to a safe position?
Yes, that?s normal and everything is ok with your notebook. Your HDD will be protected by HDD/SSD Alert utility that is a nice feature from Toshiba to avoid head crashes and can enhance the life of internal HDD.
But yoou can disable these notifications if you want. ;)

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?56539-Satellite-T110-121-Question-about-recovery-disk-and-hard-disk
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I formatted my hard drive today and after a reboot I got the message quot Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk And Press Enter quot If I insert my Vista disk hit f at startup and go to boot screen click on boot from CD then bypass the boot from CD option it will start Vista I have checked my boot sequence and it shows booting from the right drive My hard drives are SATA Im stumped fellas Asus M N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Two Hard drives but the second just for Disk Hard Disk Insert Boot Failure System backup not in RAID This is what my system information tool says Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk on the hard drives Type Vendor Model Size Interface Temperature Direct Access Device HDS VLSA SCSI Disk Device GBytes IDE RAID Direct Access Device Western Digital WDC WD AAJS- PSA SCSI Disk Device GBytes IDE RAID Direct Access Device SanDisk SanDisk U Cruzer Micro USB Device MBytes USB USB DVD TSSTcorp SanDisk U Cruzer Micro USB Device USBSTOR RAID DVD SanDisk TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S N SCSI CdRom Device SCSI USB

A:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk

UPDATE:


Changed my partition to active and re-booted, gave me this: "BOOTMGR missing"

Tried to repair with CD and the operating system was showing up on D:, dont know if this is usual but thought it show show C:

Went to Cromt in repair option and tried to rebuild bootmgr with this command:
"bootrec/rebuildbcd" restarted computer............BOOTMGR missing

Was then able to boot from second hard drive (D from boot screen.......finally gave up and formatted again......works fine now.

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Hello,

I have run into a problem that has been causing me quite a bit of headache as of late. A week ago, my WD Elements External Hard Disk is not displaying under hard disk drives, but does display under Devices and Printers. This is what it shows under computer management:

I have tried to initialize the disk using MBR and GPT options but failed receiving I/O Disk Error.

Please help, thank you.

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Couple of hours ago my Windows 7 could not recognize my external USB hard disk (Maxtor Basic). It came up on Disk Management and Device Manager but not on My Computer. However I fixed it (by deleting its line off regedit in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices, plugging out the ext. HD and plugging back in). Windows automatically installed the drivers and I could access the drive.

But now Windows shows my Maxtor as a fixed disk drive, instead of "devices with removable storage". I still have the option to "Safely remove hardware and eject media" from taskbar, however I rather have Windows treating it as a Removable USB Storage so that the disk can sleep when not in use. I am pretty sure it has something to do with regedit, so any help would be appreciated.

A:USB external hard disk shows up as internal fixed disk

Welcome to Windows 7 Support Forums, Sactyr.
A word of caution! Its never a good idea to alter your register,
IMHO please review your device manager and check your devices for your disk drives, check for any warnings in the driver area.
I'm attaching my screenshot for comparison as I have a similar configuration.

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Hello all Specs Asus P N-E SLI Intel Q ghz Micron GB RAM x GB SATA Hitachi x GB IDE Seagate Baracuda nVidia gt Ultra Wat PSU Ever since i bought my new to Slow hard Transfer drive [SOLVED] Slow Rates(Hard Time, drive) Boot motherboard Asus P N-E [SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive) SLI and SATA hard drives my IDE hard drive was messing up I can not load up Windows on it When i install Winxp x on one of my gb hard drives it loads but not fast Before [SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive) WinXP loads progress bar and logo the screen stays balck for about secs or so before it reaches the load screen And right before it reaches the load screen there is a gray load bar on the bottom of the screen Then comes the GUI progress bar It takes about another secs for it to fully load into windows When I unplug the IDE hard drive the gray load bar does not appear and the load time is very quick seconds or so Also when I try to transfer data from SATA hard drive to IDe gigs would take around mins or so Is there a way I can fix this issue Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive)

Transferring files from SATA to IDE is a process- and IDE is no where near as fast as SATA, so you can expect some transfer times there. For the boot issue, it sounds like the computer is confused on what to load at first. Check your startup and recovery options by right-clicking my computer, advanced, startup and recovery, and see if multiple opearting systems are there. If so, remove the one that you know you don't want to load by editing the file.

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I have an external hard disk which got corrupted. When i connect the disk through USB it shows as an unknown device in the disk management with no option to format.

In My computer the device is showing as H: drive but unable to access it. It asks if i want to format or not but when i go for format it does not do it. I want to erase the disk completely as of now. What should i do??

I tried to load it from linux but there it shows as Device Error. Disk Failure is Imminent.

Can something be done or is it a hardware failure.
 

A:External Hard disk showing as RAW in disk management

Sounds like the drive is failing or the circuitry in the enclosure is faulty.

I would first remove the drive from the enclosure and hook it up as a slave to a desktop PC. See if you can then access it. If you can, then post back for further instructions with the version of your OS.
 

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