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Explain method to externally access a computers hard drive

Q: Explain method to externally access a computers hard drive

I know enough about computers to follow advanced instructions but ive never dealt with WHATEVER my friend did to my computer and I dont really care but I need to reformat it and save read backup the hard drive heres exactly whats up simplified and I need a explanation of how to -Computer can turn on but it wont do anything - you cannot hold F or delete or anything because not even the first text appears - I cannot get a disk USB or anything else to boot from because it cannot get that far in loading what a basic computer is to even do that - it hard method access a externally drive to Explain computers can not respond to any kind of keyboard or mouse input and stays completly black altho a diffrent shade of black from either a off moniter or a Explain method to externally access a computers hard drive powered moniter with a off computer so I know the moniter is getting SOMETHING just nothing that does anything -it is not a faulty video cord it works fine on other computers I own and trying other monitors cords doesn t Explain method to externally access a computers hard drive work either -I have plenty enough space to do it the wrong way and install another OS while one is already installed and boot from that to backup the hard drive but the computer clearly cant even show anything let alone receive disk information or mouse or keyboard input to hit next anyway so that option is null -It is not overheated or underheated nor is it fan ishues or anything else stupid its clearly however more then a virus not to say a virus is also not present but unless some uber tier virus hit the net recently a virus is not the cause nor does it matter -I want to either preferably without taking it apart access the harddrive from another computer I have pretty much any cord it would require or to put it diffrently I have never needed a cord I did not own in the last year -I asume sence it stays powered on altho it doesn t do anything past that that the harddrive and disk drive the computer has are readable it just cant do anything about because it cant load anything to do anything so I asume theres some method to plug the computer itself into another computer and access the hard drive as a external or something to access it from another computer short of taking apart my computer with a screwdriver how do I access the hard drive externally and no I do not want someone to reply take it to a future shop or something thanks in advance I have never had a computer that couldn t emit video or rather cant even get to the process to emit video and honestly have no idea how to fix it il just reformat nbsp

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A: Explain method to externally access a computers hard drive

Lets slow down and backup for a bit. You don't even need a hard drive in the system for it to post a screen. Unless you are simply trying to recover data, taking the drive out and connecting it to another computer is not going to gain you anything.

Disconnect the power cord from the power supply.
Take out all cards within the PC. If you don't have on-board graphics keep the graphics card in the PC.
Disconnect all drives, DVD's and HDD's.
Take out your memory modules so you can test them one at a time.
Pull out the coin size motherboard battery and put it back a few minute later.
Insert a memory module (try a different module later if you have more than one).
Make sure the monitor is connected
Connect the power cord to the power supply
Try and boot the system and then let us know what you see happening.

Are there any lights blinking or illuminated?
Are the fans spinning?
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OK I'm having a hard drive problem I've never encountered before and well I haven't been very diligent on my backups it has been months so I'm very worried I externally access problem, to do? Hard what and - can't drive may lose some valuable files I'm hoping someone here can help me BACKGROUND I have an HP dv laptop computer running Windows that was working fine for a couple of years Then all of the sudden without any warning Hard drive problem, and can't access externally - what to do? I started to experience a peculiar hard drive behavior Upon launching a program rd party or Microsoft the hard drive would become completely busy causing the whole system to be sluggish and apps to not respond The drive would make a series of clicks and access sounds in a certain pattern that repeats every seconds Same exact pattern over and over Then after a while it would subside Yet it would repeat again and last longer I was able to run diagnostics on my drive and everything checked out I even booted up in a special HP BIOS diagnostic where it could check the hard drive -- no errors found I ran Malware Bytes but it turned up nothing significant I booted up in SAFE mode still same problem I posted about it but couldn't get any advice that helped OK I figured there must be a bad driver somewhere that was caused by a Windows update so I decided to roll back to an earlier checkpoint Well BAD MOVE The rollback worked but it made things worse Now I was getting this hard disk access loop DURING BOOT UP which didn't happen before Well that right there informed me that this is a hard disk issue Now if I do boot up there is a short period of time after the desktop initializes where I can launch Windows Explorer and see folders files I can even copy some files from C drive to D drive So the drive seems OK to a degree MY PROBLEM I take the drive out and mount it on a USB SATA III adapter attached to my Windows computer However it does not see the partitions as something readable It comes up with partitions and sees them as RAW I cannot get permissions So I'm perplexed The only thing I can think of is that maybe my hard drive is encrypted Is there any way I can check This is not a work laptop It is personal And I don't recall setting up any encryption on it MY OTHER PROBLEM OK I can boot up into Safe Mode command prompt and from there I'm able to copy files to a USB drive in between these long drive accesses it still happens However it won't recognize my Gb USB drive I can only use my Gb one While I was able to pull off a few important smaller documents I have some video media that I really want to rescue I can't do it with a tiny USB drive Is there some other mode I can possibly try Is there any way to get a multi terabyte external drive to be recognized in this mode

A:Hard drive problem, and can't access externally - what to do?

Thankfully I have been able to slowly but gradually pull off files that I really needed, now fiddling around getting other files that I'd like to have. The highest USB drive I could get recognized is 8Gb. So at least I was able to pull over around 7Gb of files with each swap. Still mystified why my 16Gb USB drive won't work. Anyway, it was clumsy having to use XCOPY... so I launched Explorer and was able to get the GUI interface going. The hard drive loop kicked in once or twice, but then subsided. The only strange thing is that the click+drag functionality would stop working after each drag... so I'd have to close the window and open a new one.

I'm still perplexed... as to why I could not access the drive externally, that it was seen as raw devices. There must be some kind of drive encryption. If a known encryption is used, is there some method by which the drive can be used externally? Or is it permanently relegated to internal use until decrypted?
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A:Hard Drive works externally but not internally

Hello hinaruu!

Just to make sure if I have understood correctly.

You have 4 internal hard drive, one of them (ST500DM002) is your OS drive, which is 500GB SATA III. You have only the OS drive connected to the motherboard and when you try to connect any of the other three HDDs to any of the ports using multiple cables, your BIOS freezes and PC turns off? But you can without a problem connect the drives externally?

Are you receiving any messages, or beeping sounds from the motherboard? I would first advise you to back up anything important from the OS drive to another one.

Then disconnect your OS drive and plug it to another port and start the PC. Does it work? Then power off again, and plug one of the other three drives on the first SATA port where the OS drive previously was. Try powering up again. This should give you sense if the ports have a problem or the drives.

Then reset your BIOS. Carefully pull the CMOS battery out for about 15-20 seconds then put it back on place. Be very very careful! Then press the power button of the PC for 15 seconds to discharge any remaining power stored in the capacitors. By discharging the power, the CMOS memory will reset, therefor should reset the BIOS. Then connect the drives again, firmly, to data and power. Test again.

I see your motherboard has 4 SATA ports, which are SATA II. Some of the drives are SATA III, but the ports are backwards compatible, so this shouldn't be the issue. But I believe that your motherboard ports may be damaged.

Do post back with results to troubleshoot further!

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A:Solved: How do I store a hard drive externally?

That is perfectly fine. There is no reason why an anti-static bag needs to be sealed other than enough to prevent dirt from getting in, just like any other bag. If you want, you could put that bag inside another, zip-lock bag. A bigger danger to external HD's than static is the ease with which they can be destroyed by dropping and bumping. Maybe wrapping it in soft material and putting it in a bag would be a good idea.

If this is to be for a very long time, silica gel or another dessicant may be wise, too.
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A:Hard Drive works internally, but not externally.

Maybe the external enclosure or USB cable is bad, that prevents Windows recognizing the drive? Try changing the USB cable or the enclosure...
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Hello and welcome frak sorry for the wait now you list 7 32 and 64bit in ?two different machines?? as your can you please confirm which machine you are concerned about? before we go any further.
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A:Windows 7 does not boot when its hard drive is connected externally

Windows doesn't boot via usb natively. It is possible to fiddle with it to get it to work. Not sure of the point.
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A:read a Laptop internal hard drive externally on my Desktop

If you can get the hard drive out there are many adapters or enclosures that you can purchase to turn it into an external USB drive that can be read from another PC. How comfortable are you with taking the laptop apart? A better option may be to see if the laptop has an external video port that will allow you to hook up to an external monitor so that you can save your files without having to remove the drive.

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what doy you use the pc for 1gb of memory is a lot - unless you are doing intensive graphics etc 512m should be OK.
what do you save on the pc - a slave should do - just leave that in and copy all the data across- why swap about?
again what do you do

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A:Solved: Java code; trying to access a method in a paintComponent method


your g is null. You have not yet initialised it.

public static void drawLeg()//Graphics g
g.drawLine(180, 150, 210, 205);
//System.out.println("access to the class");
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A:Hard drive file recovery - the best method goes to...?

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A:Best method for backing up to external hard drive

In order to keep your applications and your will need software like Acronis which can "image" your computer.

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robocopy C:\users\stanley\music H:\Backups\laptop\Music /mir /dst

robocopy C:\users\stanley\Downloads H:\Backups\laptop\Downloads /mir /dst

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A:What is the best method for transfering large files when formating a hard drive?

Are you looking for the best or easiest? It is all subjective as to what is best. Persoanlly I would use another drive and either make a ghost image to the second drive or use the partition to partirion option.
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A:help explain why computers do different things

Welcome to TSG!
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A:two computers on one hard drive

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A:accessing another computers hard drive?

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Yes, you sure could. The Windows Backup from each computer will have their own separate dated "computer name\Backup Set" folder at the root of the drive.
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You can use an external enclosure (USB/eSATA) to plug your 3.5" desktop drive into your laptop for the purpose of accessing files.
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A:Hard Drive Compatibility with different computers

We'd need to know the make, model number, and size of any hard drive you have to properly comment on them.

Generally, the faster performance comes from 7200 RPM SATA drives made in the last 3 or 4 years. These drives will have high areal density and high capacity per platter--often 1 gb per platter. Western Digital "Black" drives and the most recent Seagate models are fast.

See some other comments below:

Quote: Originally Posted by zomboromano

1: What type of hard drives would be good bang for your bucks for upgrading. How much of an increase in performance I should expect from each hard drive.

Hard drive speed will have an effect only on operations that actually involve the disc. Fast drives generally are no substitute for a fast CPU.

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I've generally heard somewhere like 10 to 15 percent free space before it becomes noticeable. You are nowhere near that crowded. I've never noticed any slowdown on my drives due to space issues.

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Briefly, 2 methods:

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You need to take ownership of the files.
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A:externally attach internal drive?

It can be done. I have seen external cases for internal drives before. The problem is you'll be going with either a usb or a parallel interface and will lose speed and performance in the process unless you get one for USB 2.0, SCSI,or firewire if you can support that.

I did find this kit for USB 2.0
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A:sharing a hard drive with other computers in a workgroup

Hello Lipkind and welcome to the forum.

In order to share an entire harddrive in Windows 7 you need to set the permission settings as you have already done but also the Security settings need to be set to allow Everyone to access it. This is an extra layer of security that has been added for drive sharing with Windows 7.

To share the entire drive:
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A:switching computers, keeping the same hard drive

Quote: Originally Posted by ramiHArami


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:My computer and other computers can't read the hard drive.

Looks like it's not initialized correctly, or perhaps formatted with a non-Windows file system?

How large is it? It's a WD MyPassport external USB drive? If it's larger than 2TB it must be formatted with GPT. Else it should be formatted with MBR.

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A:Drivers for multiple computers on one hard drive.

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A:Seagate expansion hard drive not showing on computers

Sounds like the drive has failed as you had been getting warning signs with the I/O errors and now it has stopped working. There is a possibility that it is just the circuitry in the housing so you may be able to get it going again with a new housing. You could first test the drive by removing it from the housing and hooking it up to the internal connections of a desktop PC or by using a USB adapter.
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A:Computers Hard drive wrongly stating it is nearly full

hi, there's a program called tree size which would help you find out if there is anything taking up the space; but I have heard of problems with a hard drive causing this to happen - perhaps if you try chkdsk /r to see if any problems show up.
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A:strange issue with corrupt hard drive data on multiople computers

Hi mastergorilla and welcome to TCG,

Hmm, did you think that there may be a VERY nasty virus on the laptop (like a rootkit), some of these can be VERY hard for the "average" AV program to detect / deal with.
There are a number of things that you could try:

1) Put the laptop HD in the dock that you bought, try to scan the harddrive with an online scanner like TRENDS's housecall.
2) Try scanning the laptop HD with a GOOD AV (like NOD32, SOPHOS), these "should" pick anything up, also try MALWAREBYTES.
3) If you can't get the drive to be recognised so that you can scan it, have you backed up the data ? If so, I would do a FULL FORMAT, and THEN scan for virus'.
4) To recover your windows install, have you tried a "repair windows instal" using the Windows CD, this can repair essential windows files and leave your windows instal intact ?

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I had a blue screen of death once but that was months ago.
Havent ReInstalled Windows even once since ive got it last year.

Sidenote: I sometimes have Administrator problems and cant do some stuff when i am the administrator could that be the problem?
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You will probably have to do the "transfer" dance, and reformat the drive. Chances are good that the drive is ok. The Master Boot Record (MBR) may be corrupted. There are utilities out there that can repair the MBR without destroying data
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I have no idea what your problem might be, but perhaps someof the other members may. MY only suggestion is that since you have had it foronly short while, maybe the place where you bought it might have an answer.
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A:Bit of an odd problem, hard to explain...

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I am now getting sometimes thousands of hard faults. I get the feeling what I read about hard faults was completely wrong. How can it be to do with the pagefile if I have no pagefile now?

Perhaps I have bad ram? This is a brand new laptop.


A:Hard Faults - explain

Many programs aquire memory workspace using the paging mechanism. But as long as there is real RAM available, that is immediately mapped to RAM addresses. So what you are seeing are false page faults. There is nothing to worry about.
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A:Hard to Explain in one sentence (Sorry)


The procedure to decrypt a "Winmagic Securedoc" encrypted disk seems to be a very difficult job as per this guide - Data Recovery and Drive Decryption - Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption. Honestly it didn't make any sense to me .

Do you need to save any important data ?. If not, wiping the disk and installing 8 will be the best course of action to do in personal opinion.

It might be the "HP Protect Tools" which came with certain HP machines activated Winmagic encryption on your disk.

Have you tried contacting HP support ?.
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The virus likely corrupted or deleted the partition information. I've used a few apps in the past with mixed results, you can give Partition Table Doctor a try.
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A:copy access database from zip drive to hard drive

That should do it.
Copy/paste or click and drag.

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Copy and paste over.
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Since the drive is just for a simple backup, I would keep it simple.

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It may be just me and if so, sorry.
What were those documents created with?
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Keyboard Tabbing only selects or highlights icons/programs, it doesnt select or highlight blank areas.
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A:Issue with Windows.. hard to explain!

Hi CS..

sounds like a graphic driver issue to me but as you've tried two different graphic cards...that kinda rules that out.

Possible codec issue perhaps? May be an idea to remove any currently installed codec packs and individual codecs and try a stable version of k-lite?

Have you tried testing in other user profiles and in Safe Mode?
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Virtual Desktop Manager might work.
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a______ 2007 1__0____3
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c ______2007 0 __0
a ______2008 6 _5 _ 10

and I've been asked to produce a report like:

Location 2006 2007 2008
a __poor_ ____1 ____6
____Fair _____0____ 5
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b __poor _1 __2 ____4
(you get the point)

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how many background processes are running. Plus, what programs starts up that runs and eats up resources?

It can also be spyware...maybe?
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A:Hard to explain issue with Laptop and screen

Hi there

If you have tried a system format the chances are almost 100% hardware related.
You will have to take it back to the seller for inspection.

The will either repair the laptop or credit you.

Best Regards
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A:Hard to explain Laptop issue until you read.

Hello Ruben and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might be able to use system restore to roll back your Vaio to a date/time prior to the problem first appearing.

System Restore

Since this is affecting several things (typing, watching videos, etc) your computer may have damaged or corrupt system files. Try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back if anything helped or not.
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Originally Posted by Holt82

Ok, here is the deal. I had to restore Windows Vista with a new hd that got shipped to me from HP and I'm looking at the windows I have open and I don't know what the issue is but the left side of the Google Chrome windows and other programs I have open, on the left side it looks curved, like it's tilted a bit.

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Hallo Holt, i dont know if this is of any help but i have been in the same situation on occassion even got a ruler out and measured things up

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A:Problem with certain overlapping windows (hard to explain in 1 sentence)

Hi -
Just a quick observation. You have about 50 processes open (and running) at the same time - (Bottom of screen)
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A:Very Weird Typing Issue. (hard to explain till u read)

Welcome narproductions,

Can you give us your hardware specs, 32bit or 64bit win7 ?

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A:General windows issue. Hard to explain in title, see in thread.

Run SFC -SCANNOW Command which should remove the theme's intrusion into Win7 System files, which would be what is causing the problem.
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A:Hard Drive Access

I told you it was a stupid one, Sorry guys i sorted the problem now.

I was not doing it in safe mode, hahaha

Thanks guys