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Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

Q: Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

Hi guys,

I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student

Thanks in advance

A: Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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I am having this Hard Disk problem. My old Hard Disk (Samasung 500GB) (bought in 2010) started showing signs of corruption (like Windows doing chkdsk at every boot, and data getting lost). So I bought a NEW Hard Disk (Western Digital 1TB) last month (Sep 2016) to backup all the data from old one. I didn't have time to backup but wanted to use PC so I Clean Installed Windows 7 64bit on the New Western Digital 1TB and used it about a month without any problems.
 
A couple of days ago i decided to backup up the data. I reformatted the New Western Digital 1TB with Gparted and did a clean Windows 7 Install again. I connected the old Samsung 500GB to the motherboard and started copying the files to the new Western Digital 1TB.
 
Suddenly Windows showed me an error "Windows detected a hard disk problem" which makes sense because the Samsung 500GB is old and might be failing BUT the error is showing both of my Hard disk in the dialog box.
 
Is my new hard disk corrupt as well?
Why is Windows showing my new hard disk as failing?
Can Windows mistakenly show both hard disk in error?
 
Please help i am confused. sorry for a confusing question. i will answer anything required.
 
I have taken the screenshot of the error message, they are in attached files.
1)The 1st Screenshot shows both my Hard disk in the error box (OLD Samsung and NEW Western Digital WD)
2)The 2nd Screenshot shows only one of my Hard disk and its the new one (Western digital WD)

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

Does anyone have any idea of the ... Read more

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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Hi all - I have a nice 1U that someone built for me that runs perfectly with the following components:

- Tyan Thunder H2000M [S3992G3NR] motherboard
- Two Dual AMD Opteron 64bit processors
- Windows Server 2003 OS

Now, I'm trying to add a second hard disk to one of the 3 open HD, SATA ready bays on this unit and running into problems. I've installed a Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA-II HD into one of the bays on the 1U and now when I try to start up the computer it completely shuts down hard. Any thoughts on how to fix and get the second HD working?

Thanks,
Chris
 

A:problem installing 2nd hard disk

One thing I see right off is that board supports sata1. Have you used the speed limit jumper on the drive?
 

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I have a Western Digital Hard disk, when I am trying to install in the, ELONEX Prosendia, PC. I get the following:
Intel(r) Pentium(R) Processor, 1.50 GHZ
Checking NVRAM..NO NVRAM
Auto-Detecting Pri Master..IDE Hard Disk
Auto-Detecting Pri Slave..Not Detected
Auto-Detecting Sec Master..ATAPI CDROM
Auto-Detecting Sec Slave..ATAPI CDROM
Pri Master: 17.07w17 WDC WD1200BB00cAA1
Ultra DMA mode-5, S.M.A.R.T Capable and status OK
Sec Master:1.20 PHILIP PC DRWDVD210
Sec Slave: P1.7 PHLIPS DVDR885P
.........................................
After that message, I get repeating endless,all the choices like..... SAFE MODE,LAST GOOD CONFIGURATION, e.t.c
But the same Western Digital Hard disk,when I conect it in another older pc(Dell OptiPlex,GXa),there is no problem

Thank you in advance for your suggestions!
 

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Hey there guys, about six months ago I started receiving an error every few days on my computer on boot, and it was something along the lines of: 'pxe-rom: Check cable connection!'. To fix it I just used my Windows 7 install CD and it was fine, until whenever it'd happen again. Now, just about three days ago an error popped up that said 'Windows has detected a hard disk problem'. The hard drive is a 640 GB Toshiba MK6465GSXN. Anyway, after getting that message I quickly backed up all of my important documents and stuff onto an external HDD. It was also very slow, slower than my computer had ever been. So, I decided to do a clean install since scans with Malwarebytes and AVG detected nothing. And then, once it finished, it popped up the error message again?! I have noticed that the slowness has gone, but I'm not installing any programs in case it does fail. I am wondering that maybe the 'check cable connection' error was telling me something, but I didn't think anything of it. So, does it sound like I need to get a new hard drive?
EDIT: I bought a new hard drive, fixed!

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem. Hard drive failing?

In many cases, that is Windows way of saying your hard drive is in imminent danger of failing. Of course there could be other problems, but windows will usually detect it first. A tutorial that may help is simple to use, but may take a while. Disk Check I would also get the Manufacturer's hard drive diagnostic program to check the drive. You were wise to back up all of your personal information.

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Bought this SATA hard disk(250GB) a few weeks ago and fixed my computer. I am using Gigabyte K8VT800M as my mother board.

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The hard disk is running.

However, I can't seem to detect the SATA hard disk(Can't find it in disk management), is it because my motherboard doesn't support SATA II?

It says here: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/FAQ_Model.aspx?FAQID=1724&ProductID=1711&ClassValue=

If I have to change the jumpers settings, how do I do it?
 

A:Problem installing SATA hard disk

You only need to install the raid controller drivers if you're going to set up a raid array.
 

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Hello,

I bought a Seagate Baracuda 4 TB and i tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit to the new drive because is much faster than my older one and a message saying 'You cannot install Windows on this drive because this drive is GPT'. I reformat the drive in MBR withing Windows instaler and it slices my hard disk to 2TB and 1.600 TB partitions. When i try to enable the 1.600 partition in Windows Management is grey out and is not letting me format it and make it work. What to do to have and can use all space and install Windows and even better in GPT one partition drive? My motherboard is Intel DG31PR model.

A:Installing Windows 7 64-bit on 4TB hard disk

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Marios


Hello,

I bought a Seagate Baracuda 4 TB and i tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit to the new drive because is much faster than my older one and a message saying 'You cannot install Windows on this drive because this drive is GPT'. I reformat the drive in MBR withing Windows instaler and it slices my hard disk to 2TB and 1.600 TB partitions. When i try to enable the 1.600 partition in Windows Management is grey out and is not letting me format it and make it work. What to do to have and can use all space and install Windows and even better in GPT one partition drive? My motherboard is Intel DG31PR model.



Hi there
Limitation with MBR is that the MAXIMUM partition size is 2.2 TB (max). Windows won't see a disk bigger than 2.2 TB. The rest of the disk will not be useable !!!!.

You SHOULD be able to install windows 7 on a GPT drive (at least the X-64 version) PROVIDED YOU ENABLE UEFI in the Bios. No UEFI no boot from GPT drive I'm afraid so END OF there.

I'd go out and get an SSD --they are cheap enough now and install your windows and programs on that and now enjoy your FULL 4TB drive too. A 120 GB SSD is actually reasonably cheap now.

Otherwise get a cheapish small HDD and install the OS on that - but seriously an SSD is so much better that once you've used one you'll never want to be without one again.

(If your computer HAS UEFI then you'll be OK provided you enable it in the BIOS... Read more

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I have a copy of windows XP on my hard disk.
D:\XPCD\ and I also have it as an image file. D:\XPCD.iso

I would like to know, if itís possible to install windows XP on C:\ without having to burn a CD and boot from it. Basically, if itís possible to boot from dos or something, and run windows xp setup, from the image, or the XPCD folder.

Thank you.
 

A:Installing Windows XP from hard disk

This is for use if the machine can't *boot* from CD, but it might work for you as well.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310994
 

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hi,
I wanted to reinstall windows XP rather than repairing it,but I don't want to format the whole hard disk for doing so,only the C partition,so how do I do that?

A:installing windows XP without formating the whole hard disk

You just format the C partition . . Delete and then create a new one

This is a good guide to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.

http://www.techhandbook.com/windows/...g-Windows.html

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I have windows 7 and a Toshiba USB external hard disk like this one:

I want to install it on the external hard drive.

Is it possible to install windows 7 on a USB external hard disk like the one above?

If yes then how?
 

A:Installing Windows 7 on External USB Hard disk

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I tried to make a clean Windows 7 Installation on an OptiPlex 7040 but no hard disk is found.
I already mounted the boot.wim and install.wim and installed the latest storage driver.
I changed the BIOS Setting from Raid to AHCi. Still the same error.
Can someone please help me.
Many thanks.
Claus

A:Installing Windows 7 OptiPlex 7040 - No Hard Disk

Hi Claus,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly click on the link below which would help you .
windows.microsoft.com/.../windows-7-installation-problem-hard-drive-not-found
Thanks
Robin

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Hard disk type : Seagate SATA.
Model Number : ST3160215AS
Serial Number : 6RA1J7H0
Firmware Revision : 3.AAD

OS : XP SP3
Mother Borad : Intel 945 GCCR

My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk going to fail? If yes, how to transfer my data to a new hard disk easily?

Complete description of the issue :

1.I have experienced boot up issue with my PC 2 days back. My PC not even boot into safe mode also.I got the following blue screen errors on successive restart of PC .

A. 0x00000050 ( 0xC374037F, 0x00000000, 0x804FBA19, 0X00000000 )
B. STOP : C0000135 ( Unable to locate component )
c. 0x0000007E ( 0XC0000006, 0X80698C12, 0XF79896E4, 0XF79893E0 )

2. I have removed and replaced the hard disk ( several times ). I can boot into windows now and can work normally, But,one of the above Blue sreen errors is coming all of sudden while working on PC. It is happening independent of the application I am using.

3. And the following messages are coming at the XP welcome screen and while working on the PC.

A.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\netloc.wlt has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
B.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\APPFCONT.DAT has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
C.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\idsflt.cfg.bck has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
D.Cagefile.sys has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.

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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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I messed up whilst installing windows 7 over older windows 7 drive. I formatted the windows 7 drive and again tried to deleted that partition, but that deletion process took around 10-15 minutes, so restarted my system. Now i cannot install any of the windows os or even linux . Please anybody help me out to solve this problem

A:Error in installing windows 7, installer cant detect hard disk

Try loading the Sata controller drivers.
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

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A couple of months ago i installed a new hard disk along with windows 7. Ever since then been suffering from 5-7 blue screens on start-up before my computer calms down and never crashes again until reset. Not very familiar with technical PC stuff so might need some help doing technical things.
I have attached the dump files from the diagnostic tool.
Help would be appreciated, thanks!

A:Random Blue screens after installing windows 7 and new hard disk

You have supplied a lot of crash dumps, but not some other necessary information as per the BSOD posting instructions.

Anyway, checked the crash dumps of today only. Three different bugchecks, but it is giving a chance of three alternatives (collectively, not separately).
HDD related
Memory related
Virus infection
► The strongest possibility is a HDD is malfunctioning. Check it physically. It is screwed up properly? Are all the screws utilized and all those are tightly screwed? Are the sata and power cables properly connected? Change the sata cables. Also apply those cables in different ports in the motherboard.

Then plan for a HDD check. Take the HDD manufacturer's disc check tool and test if the HDD is in a good condition.

► Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

► Ataport.sys is the staorge controller, but most vulnerable to a special kind of malware called rootkit. Scan the system for possible virus infection with the following programs.
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline
Let us know the results.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Code:
BugCheck A, {a8, 2, 1, fffff80002f05622}

Probably caused by : ataport.SYS ( ataport!... Read more

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  0 downloadsDear all,
I will enclose here my complaint which I send to motherboard maker Gigabyte, regarding USB external hard disk problem. Please read it and if anybody knows how to solve this, thanks.
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My computer has external hard drive connected to USB 2.0 port(s), which is extremely slow. Drive is Transcend StoreJet. No drivers exist for it. It works perfectly for other I/O operations like copy, paste, delete,etc. When I try to make hard disk image with any program, and store it on Transcend Store Jet, speed starts with 50MB/s but drops to nearly zero in few minutes. You can see example on attached picture. It is the same with any program. Disk image would take more than one day to complete, if it completes at all. Actually, I never managed to finish image with any disk imaging software. I tried all usual software for that: Paragon, Aomei, Acronis, EaseusToDo, Drive XML, etc. Are there any USB or other drivers which are responsible for this issue? Can Gigabyte be serious regarding its costumers and provide them solution in order to use USB ports for most important thing (backup)? In this case, making disk image is totally impossible. USB 2.0 ports have speed оf 480 Mbit/s, theoretical. This is far cry from situation here. So, ... Read more

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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I've had my Acer Aspire 5310 laptop for a few months now with Windows Vista. I have an 80GB hard drive, partitioned into two drives as default.

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So I have 2 x 32GB drives plus this weird drive which is 10.

I have attached the screenshot of disk management.

If anyone knows what is going on here I would very much appreciate it!

Cheers, Darren (newbie)

A:Problem with Vista Disk Management/Being robbed of hard disk space!

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.
However this doesn't seem to likely as what seems to have happened here is that you have accidently split one of your hard drives into two. Either that or a program like deamon tools has created a virtual drive. Do you use either deamon tools or alcohol 120?

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Greetings,
 
I have an Asus laptop running windows 7 64 bit and this laptop came with 2 hard drives, each partitioned into two parts (C:\ & D:\ and E:\ & F:\).
 
I am transferring over 30GB of data from one drive (C:\) to the other (F:\)
 
Get this... the transfer rate is 1.2MB/s right now. Over 9 hours left to copy the 30GB. There are over 125,000 items but that still does not justify the 1.2MB/s
 
I am open to any suggestions but first, a few points.
Yes, I am sure they are two separate drives with those partitions.
Error checking showed zero errors on both drives.
This is the 3rd time I am trying a transfer.
Both drives are relatively empty (especially the F:\).
C:\ is my system disk.
The SMART data shows no read/write errors or overheating.
I have disabled the virus protection and all real-time scanning.
 
Again, I am very open to suggestions and checks. Feel free to post your idea!
 
 
Thanks in advance!

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.
 
Louis

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Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.

After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.

I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.

only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.

If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.

ty!
 

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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I have a HP Probook 4530swith Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. When I turn on the PC the windows does'nt start and give a option of starting windows manually, which does'nt work, and repair windows. Repairing windows with windows 7 CD did not help.

I then decided to reinstall windows 7, but while installing, on the select disk page, it shows a error saying no drives found.

I then performed a Hard Disk Test which resulted in failure saying:
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Please help me Whether what should I do

A:Can't find drives on installing windows 7 & Hard Disk Test Failed

It sounds like the hard-drive has died and you need a new one.

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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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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.

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i have a 80gb internal hard disk since it was not sufficient i switched up to a 500gb hard disk so i want to know whether i can use my 80gb hard disk as an external hard disk
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A:how to change a internal hard disk to a external hard disk

Is the 80gb drive ide or sata?
 

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What is the difference of 3.5 external hard disk (e.g. WD My Book) vs a 3.5 internal hard disk fixed into an enclosure to work like an external hard disk?

Are both good to be use as an external drive to store backup?

What 3.5 enclosure is good?

Thanks

A:3.5 external hard disk vs 3.5 internal hard disk with enclosure?

What do you mean fixed into an enclosure to work like an external drive? Are you referring to a My Book 3.0 VIA USB 3.0.... vs.... an internal SATA III SSD or HDD? Be a little more specific.

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Hi..im new on this forum and i have a problem with my old hard disk..every time i turn up my pc, windows pop out message ""Windows detected a hard disk problem" ,"Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss". So i decided to replace my old hard disk, but problem is that i have vista preinstalled on my old hard disk. So my question is how can i install vista from my old hard disk into my new one?..please help me and thank u for your reply

A:how to install preinstalled vista from the old hard disk into the new hard disk?

hi check out this first http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/7...e-failure.html just in case and if you do need to read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_cloning

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Hello, my notebook has suddenly experienced a problem with it's hard drive, and I'm at a loss as to what to do.

It's a "Compaq Presario CQ56" running "Windows 7". As far as I know all drivers and system software is up-to-date.

Well I was running a couple programs and the notebook froze a few times, but only for a minute or so. Then it froze for about 5 minutes. Not completely, but I couldn't access the programs to close them, so I long-pushed the power button and turned it off. I immediately tried to turn it back on several times, and was met with a black screen. After running some system checks and looking at the BIOS and all that, I understood that the problem was with my hard drive.

The system tests were as follows:
Memory Test: PASSED
Battery Test: PASSED
Run-in Test: Stalled at 35%
Start-up Test: Stalled at 35%
Hard Disk Test: Stalled at 2%

So the computer recognizes that the hard disk is there, but still gives me the "Hard Disk Not Exist" error messages at several points. I have no idea how to proceed from this point. My main concern is the integrity of my files; pics, videos, music (especially music).

Does anyone have any idea what I can do? Thank you very much.
 

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Please help
I have a problem with my Compaq PC ...will explain from beginning !!
At first when i boot the PC it used to come one message like " splash screen error run rompaq.." and below that black screen F1 to boot....when i press F1 ...it used to boot windows and i can work comfortably ..now the problem...before last two days when i tried to start my PC it won't boot ..instead it shows the same message press F1 to boot (i suspect by mistake i deleted some system file..but it was a normal shutdown i made last time)...after that i made one start up disk from another computer and tried to boot from it ..but i can't ..while booting from floppy it begins the booting but windows not coming..it shows like
Starting......
A:\> mode can code page prepare=((720) ega4.cpi)
failure to access code page font file
A:\> mode con code page select =720 code page not prepared
A:\> keyb us,, keyboard.sys
code page specified has not been prepared
A:\>
I can enter to C:\ or D:\ etc also can use dir like commands..please help me to solve this problem
 

A:Windows Xp Can Not Boot Both From Hard Disk And Start Up Disk

You have some serious troubles, and need to do some intensive reading on how Windows works, and what happens when a hard drive is corrupted or damaged or mis-installed..
It would be helpful for you to tell us computer, install discs, installed hardware, connection, hardware configuration you have, as well as the age of everything, and the recent history of failures and difficulties..
 

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I am using Windows 7 Professional 32 bit. Three times today I have had the Windows pop up message display on my screen that I have attached. I have re-booted the machine and when the screen is black before Windows starts at the top of the screen it says:

"A problem with the hard drive has been detected. Consult the Troubleshooting section of your user's manual. Press the Enter key to continue." When I press the Enter key Windows finishes booting to the Desktop.

I ran chkdsk. When the machine rebooted after chkdsk completed the same message appeared. I press Enter and the machine finishes booting and when the Desktop appears the Windows pop up message displays again.

I have three Windows 7 Professional machines and I have never seen this pop up message appear before. The message looks very "Windows authentic". It is interesting that a very foreign speaking person called yesterday (woman) and again today (man) saying they were calling from Microsoft technical support to tell me I had downloaded an infection into my computer. I told them it was a scam call and I hung up. I don't know how they knew my landline number.

My next step is to run a spyware, malware and anti-virus scan although I did this last week and the machine was clean. I am using SpeedFan 4.5 to monitor my C drive and SpeedFan says the health Fitness and Peformance is good.

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A:Windows Pop-Up Says I Have A Hard Disk Problem

Hello Bill,

That would be a SMART alert letting you know that your C: is about ready to fail on you.

I would recommend to immediately back up anything that you do not want to lose on that hard drive to another hard drive to be safe before/if it does fail.

Afterwards, you could run SeaTools to scan the C: drive to see what it reports back with. If it doesn't pass SeaTools, then you will need to replace the hard drive.

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I can't get win xp to come up when I boot my computer.
All I get is a blank screen with a cursor blinkong in the
upper left hand corner. I can't get into the computer at
all. Does anyone have any ideas?
 

A:hard disk problem with windows xp

Boot from the CD and follow instructions to repair your installation. This site may help you:http://www.windowsreinstall.com/
 

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Dear Sir,
My pc starts and it shows the blank (black) screen with cursor. After some time, it is showing "operating system not found".

If i am trying to "fdisk" the hard disk it is saying "no fixed disk present".

while using the windows xp boot disketts, it boots but the last step which should show all the hard disk partitions in that area it hangs.

it is a seagate 40GB ATA hard disk drive.

it is connected in the Primary master drive.

Bios is detecting the hard drive with 40 GB capacity.

Please suggest me what should i do?

i am totally fedup because of this problem.

Thanking you,
s. senthil kumar
 

A:Help Me! hard disk problem with windows Xp

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I will try to keep this as brief as possible and yet give you wise and wonderful tech persons all the information you need to help me out. I am intelligent, but NOT a super-user.

I have an e-machines desktop computer. It is old. A Cyrix MII 266 processor with upgraded memory. I have a 10gb Maxtor hard drive which is the issue at hand. I am running Win2000. My home computer (the e-machine desktop) is networked through a router with my printer and my business laptop.

The problem: Win2000 loads and boots. It LOOKS like it's functioning properly. However, it cannot read any of the files on the disk. When I try, it tells me C: is inaccessible. I can't search, explore, etc. The files are "non-existent."

I managed to get Windows to create a backup of it and saved that file to my Laptop. I can only "assume" that it actually backed up ALL the files on the drive so they are safe.

One really ODD thing you should know is that I cannot get into the BIOS. When it boots and usually gives you that second or two to hit [F2] and enter setup ... doesn't do that any more. I sit and hold the F2 key. Nope. I've second-guessed myself and tried the ESC key and the F1 key. I've tried it with and without the CTRL key. Nothing. So I can't even tell the silly thing to boot from the CD instead, load onto my D: backup drive and then kill the C: drive. It's like it's possessed.

Things I've already tried (not necessarily in this order):
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A:Solved: Hard Disk issue similar to "Help! Broken Hard disk" Thread

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How do you install Win2K from the hard disk instead of CD ROM?
 

A:Installing W2K Pro from hard disk

duh, sorry, wrong os got xp on the brain lately
 

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i have the iso of win7 7100
i want to format c then install 7.

i currently have vista 32 bit.
through harddisk:
can i mount the image from vista and then start the setup from vista and then format c: (vista) and install windows 7? or will i have to use a usb disk?

through usb:
secondly how can i clean install win7 64 bit through usb if i have vista 32 bit?

Thanks.

A:installing from hard disk

Main way of installing if you have an older version of windows would be to burn the iso to dvd then boot from that. Delete the vista partitions and create a new one. Then install windows 7.

There is also a tutorial on installing windows 7 from a usb drive:

usb install: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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My hard drive died- I bought a new one. Installed it, "recognized" \partioned it with fdisk (40gig broken into a 4gig Primary DOS partition/ a 36gig Extended DOS partition with 5 Logical DOS drives) This working on the principle that no partition could be more than 8.4 gig in size. Formatted with format.com from a FAT32EBD.EXE boot disk with the C: /S in the active partition.Everything looked really flash. Removed the boot disk and reset-up came the C: prompt. Attempted several ways of running Window setup to find the following information: The recommended action was to exit setup as an operating system already existed. File compression was active and setup could not proceed as an operating system already existed.
Attempted to boot from the CD drive and was informed that this was an invalid drive directory despite it being listed in the CMOS as this letter drive.Both the hard drive and the CD will spin. Any ideas on where to go from here?
 

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Have been on my PC for a few hours today and i got a windows message saying 'windows detected a hard disk problem'.

I am in the process of backing up my hard drive now.

Do i need to replace my hard drive straight away or do i have a while to gather funds?

Also this is my hard drive with Windows Vista on.

If i were to change the hard drive, can i go ahead and put the disk image onto the new hard drive and just boot up vista again? Or will vista be lost forever?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.

Rossy87

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem. help!

Hi Rossy,

You would need to clone Vista to the new HD. The program you used to make the backup image will probably have a clone/disk copy feature.

If you don' have the new hd yet, you can clone it to whatever hd you are currently backing up to, then clone it to the new hd when you get it - takes space, obviously.

After you have done that:
try running checkdisk:

Rt click the drive>Properties>Tools>Check Now>find and fix errors - it will need you to reboot.

Also many drive mfrs have a bootable .iso you can d/l free and it will check and attempt to fix hd errors.

Here's one for Seagate/Maxtor :

SeaTools Desktop Usage Instructions | Seagate

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Has anybody seen this error message before:

And does anyone know how to determine what the actual failure is, and what to do about it, other than the obvious (Backup the data and replace the drive).

Thing is, the drive still works (I'm currently moving important data off, just to be sure), but the retailer from which I purchased it WILL NOT exchange it under warranty while it still works, even if it is being reported as failing. They're waiting for it to give up completely.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

There are several HDD test apps available but the last time I had this message pop up I was using Vista Ultimate on my Laptop and a few days later my HDD cr*pped out completely. I think the motor burnt out or something as it would click once when turned on then...nothing.

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My problem is about Newly installed Windows 8 dual booting with an older windows 8

1st i had this old hard drive with a pre installed windows 8 on it so a bought a new hard drive and installed windows 8 on it through the old windows 8.

The installation was successful and been able to boot form it install some application on it. After that i decided to remove the older hard drive but after booting my pc with the new hard drive with the new windows 8 its not working. My pc cant detect it that its properly working but its not booting from it . Theres a black screen with words " Reboot and select proper boot device" . i dont know what to do so i reconnect my old hard drive then restarted my pc then the dual boot screen appeared then selected the new volume from the new windows 8 then its working .

Now i want to know how can i make it work to boot only from the new hard drive without the old hard drive i really need your help guys

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the warning is obvious, drive nearing it's end. this pc is just one we do random things on, kiddos with games, youtube, non important things. there's really nothing I need backed up, I have the reinstall media on hand, as well as another drive. its WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM. ill change out the drive when it's completely dead, no big deal. for now, I'd like to just disable the error or warning message. gpedit is not available in this version of windows. how do I go about doing this? Like I stated, it's a non important pc, and i'll change the drive when it goes out for good. plus, I get to learn something new. thanks for looking.

A:windows detected a hard disk problem

Hello,

Have you tried this:
Disk Check

John

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hi All can anyone please help with a potential virus the pops up In a window saying "windows has detected a hard disk problem" then it prompts me to try to back up
 
I have tried to use some tools from the other posts on this matter but the problem is still there
 
I have used adw cleaner, jrt(didn't work), combo fix, and rouge killer, and the reports the produce read as .......
 
Rouge killer
 
RogueKiller V8.7.8 _x64_ [Nov 14 2013] by Tigzy
mail : tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>com
Feedback : http://www.adlice.com/forum/
Website : http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/
Blog : http://tigzyrk.blogspot.com/
 
Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Damer [Admin rights]
Mode : Remove -- Date : 11/24/2013 14:23:50
| ARK || FAK || MBR |
 
¤¤¤ Bad processes : 1 ¤¤¤
[SUSP PATH][DLL] rundll32.exe -- C:\Users\Damer\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll [7] -> rundll32.exe KILLED [TermProc]
 
¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 6 ¤¤¤
[RUN][SUSP PATH] HKCU\[...]\Run : BackgroundContainer ("C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Rundll32.exe" "C:\Users\Damer\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll",DllRun [7][7][x]) -> DELETED
[RUN][SUSP PATH] HKUS\S-1-5-21-3237960818-2923266352-4275629345-1001\[...]\Run : BackgroundContainer ("C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Rundll32.exe" "C:\Users\Damer\AppData\Local\Condu... Read more

A:windows detected hard disk problem

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Just bought new computer with Windows 7 home edition installed . Computer works fine, but every so often I getan error message thats says:
"Windows detected a hard disk problem"
then asks you to back up your files immediately.... and gives you 2 options :
- Start the backup process
- Ask me again later

I have performed the back up. then I have tested the hardisk for errors and no errors are found.

Also at start of booting up , before windows begin to load, and error also comes out saying something about hard disk Bad.
press F1 to resume... when I press F1 , the boot up resuems ok and loads ok.

Can anyone help me out on this one..

Thanks and Happy xmas

Jadan
 

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SeaTools Enterprise diagnostic log file

03-Oct-2016 17:57:53 SeaTools Enterprise diagnostic 03-Oct-2016 17:57:57 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:57:57 No HBA has been detected 03-Oct-2016 17:58:02 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:58:02 No HBA has been detected 03-Oct-2016 17:58:12 Entering Advanced diagnostic section 03-Oct-2016 17:58:26 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:58:26 No HBA has been detected
Instructions For Fixing Hard Disk Errors:
We strongly recommend that you backup your computer to avoid potential data loss.
After you have backed up your computer, you should contact your computer manufacturer or other hardware technical support to determine if the disk with errors needs to be repaired or replaced.
We recommend that you store these printed instructions together with the media used to back up your data (for example, the CDs or USB flash drive used to store your backup), so that everything you need to fix your computer is in one place.
The following information is provided to help the hardware technical support person diagnose the hard disk with errors.
Disk Name: ST9320325AS ATA Device Volume: C:\
Please advise!

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SeaTools Enterprise diagnostic log file

03-Oct-2016 17:57:53 SeaTools Enterprise diagnostic 03-Oct-2016 17:57:57 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:57:57 No HBA has been detected 03-Oct-2016 17:58:02 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:58:02 No HBA has been detected 03-Oct-2016 17:58:12 Entering Advanced diagnostic section 03-Oct-2016 17:58:26 Device(s) found during bus scan: 03-Oct-2016 17:58:26 No HBA has been detected
Instructions For Fixing Hard Disk Errors:
We strongly recommend that you backup your computer to avoid potential data loss.
After you have backed up your computer, you should contact your computer manufacturer or other hardware technical support to determine if the disk with errors needs to be repaired or replaced.
We recommend that you store these printed instructions together with the media used to back up your data (for example, the CDs or USB flash drive used to store your backup), so that everything you need to fix your computer is in one place.
The following information is provided to help the hardware technical support person diagnose the hard disk with errors.
Disk Name: ST9320325AS ATA Device Volume: C:\
Please advise!

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First,I'm on this form from my cell phone because right now i don't have internet access to my computer. Please keep that in mind. Anyway, i just got given to me (free) this Gateway laptop that had Windows 7 put in it and extra memory. I guess it was working for a while and then started messing up. The kid that had it knew nothing about them.so of course it was never fixed. I an willing to delete everything i don't care to save any files.i wanted to know if i could take it back to factory? Or what will save thus laptop? Can it be saved at all? What can i do? The message on it is saying "Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contract the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk" it runs very very slow btw.
 

A:windows detected a hard disk problem? HELP PLEASE?

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Is there a way to remove the "Windows has detected a hard disk problem" pop up?

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Hi Rose1,
Yes! By fixing your disk problem Please follow this guide:

Disk Check



Tick scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors also, let run, once finished, reboot your computer.

Post back to see if message has gone.

Cheers

Dave

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I was using xp sp3. I had 7200 rpm seagate 160gb hdd (ide) with 4 partitions. i had my os loaded in d drive. then i added 500 gb sata (seagate) hdd. i created one 45 gb ntfs partition on the 500 gb hdd through the disk manager provided with xp. when at some later date i tried to create more partitions it DID NOT ALLOW to create any more partitions in the unused space. i than used partition magic to created more partions into the 500 gb hdd.

i tried to install windows 7 as a dual boot into one of the partitions with 46.5 gb space. it warned that windows could not be installed in this partitions. but when i clicked next it did install win 7 ultimate in to that partition.

now every few minutes a error message popps up warning that the disk is going to fail. the partitions has been made about 2 months back, and win 7 has been installed yesterday.

I would like to know
1. why was xp unable to add more partitions in the 500 gb sata hdd?
2. is there really some chances to fail as the warning depicts?
3. is there any method to stop the warnings from popping up even though there could be real danger of disk failure?
4. what is the actual problem and is there any solution to this problem?
5. has anybody faced such a problem?

i have put a picture of the warning that i am receiving from windows 7.
please reply if anybody could help.


 

A:windows detected a hard disk problem

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Recently put together a new PC and the hard drive in it is a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black and I'm getting this error message in Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) saying "Windows detected a hard disk problem". It asks me to back up all my files then repair or replace the disk. I don't have anything worth backing up on it yet, so I ran chkdsk which took a while but once it booted up again it gave me the same error message.

So has the drive gone bad already? Should I just replace it as I assume it's still under warranty? Or is there a way to fix this?

Thanks in advance. Let me know of any more information you need...
 

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

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Hey, I got a brand new computer, and I noticed it was hanging quite a bit, and that the Windows Installation was a tad slow also

Now, I've just received a pop up saying Windows has detected a hard disk problem

What should I do?

In the event log, under critical it says

Windows Disk Diagnostic detected a S.M.A.R.T. fault on disk WDC WD5000AAKS-00M9A0 ATA Device (volumes C:\). This disk might fail; back up your computer now. All data on the hard disk, including files, documents, pictures, programs, and settings might be lost if your hard disk fails. To determine if the hard disk needs to be repaired or replaced, contact the manufacturer of your computer. If you can't back up (for example, you have no CDs or other backup media), you should shut down your computer and restart when you have backup media available. In the meantime, do not save any critical files to this disk.

Just received the message again, this time I managed to take a screenshot

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Back up all your data you need, and take your new PC to the seller. You should have warranty, and they will replace the HDD.
I have the same problem, but mine is 3 years old.
HDD starting to fail. Need advice.

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A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

I recommend you make a Windows System Image, than replace HDD.

System Image - Create in Windows 8

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

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Hello -
I just installed Windows 7 unto my 2-yr old laptop. I'm getting an error message stating: WINDOWS DETECTED A HARD DISK PROBLEM.

My options are: Start the backup process
Ask me again later
Don't ask me about this problem again.

I ran the check disk tool - it said everything is ok. Can you please advise what I need to do to fix this error?

Thanks

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Hi and welcome.

some more info on how you installed it to laptop will be handy.

laptop system/ mobo etc. info.

it may something else at fault, incompatible...etc.

cheers.

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I keep getting this pop up and tried to do the backup but it stalls at 95%. I got all my pics and what I think is important transferred to my backup hard drive but the error keeps coming back.

Should I just replace the HD or is there something else I can try first before doing that. I have only had the laptop less the a year and a half.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8047 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 904599 MB, Free - 831838 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 25452 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, INVALID
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

have you done what the dialog box suggested, and hit the manufacturer's site for some diagnostic tests? That would be step 1.

That said, I'd replace it. I've not seen that error magically go away.
 

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I have been getting a pop up window the the message Windows Detected a hard disk problem.  There are two choices.  Start the backup process and ask me again later.  There is the option to show details.  When I show details, It says:
 
Immediate Steps:
Because a hard drive failure will cause you to lose all of your programs, files and documents on this disk, you should back up your important information immediately.  Try not to use your computer until you have repaired or replaced the hard disk. 
 
Which  disk is failing?
The following hard disks are reporting failure:
Disk Name: KINGSTON SMSM150S324G
Volume: Unknown
 
My laptop had been getting very slow at shutting down and a restarting.  I was also having to restart anytime I wanted to use any of the USB ports as the plug and play would not recognize I had plugged anything in.  I had to restart with the peripheral plugged in.  Frequently when the laptop was shutting down I would get a blue screen with an error message that I cannot remember right now.  I was waiting for Windows 10 to release and then I had planned to reformat to see if that solved any of my issues.  Once I upgraded to Windows 10, I reformatted the laptop and immediately installed Kaspersky Antivirus when I got the laptop up and running.  The first time the pop appeared was when I logged in to the computer after it restarted after a Windows update.  Before today, I only got ... Read more

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Hi there,We can test the aforementioned hard drive to see if it's failing - usually Windows' hard drive failure message is legit. As for the "Microsoft Technical something or other" phone call, that's definitely a scam.GSmartControlPlease download GSmartControl and save it to your Desktop.Extract gsmartcontrol-0.8.7-win32.zip to a folder, double-click on gsmartcontrol.exeA list of hard drives will appear, single-click each disk to see Drive Information and identify your drivenote: most machines will only have one or two entries, but an easy way to identify your drive is by its size.Double-click on the hard drive to see detailed Device InformationClick on the Attributes tab, do you see any red or pink entries like the ones below? Please list the names in your next reply if there are any.Click on the Perform Tests tabSelect Extended Self-Test and click Executenote: this test can take several hours to runAllow the test to complete, the results will be displayed at the bottomPlease post screenshots of three tabs: Perform Tests, Attributes and Self-test Logs in your next reply.Regards,Alex

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see title^.

Pretty much what happened is I turned on my computer and I got smacked in the face with this. So far I've run five antivirus and malware programs to no avail and chkdsk says no bad sectors to top it off this drive is less than four months old. My specs are on my profile.

thanks

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

You may try to download the diagnostic program from the HD manuf. If it is Western Digital, you can find the diagnostic program here.If it is a seagate HD you can find Seatools here. If you think it is a virus or spyware I suggest Malwarebytes.

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Hi all
Yesterday and today I'm constantly getting warnings from windows, that it detected a problem and suggested to backup my hard drive.
I currecntly have 2 drives. the c:/ is where windows resides (60gb ssd drive).

The second one is an older (3 years old) from my old computer where my programs reside. It is this latter one D:/ (500gb seagate barracuda) where windows is telling me to backup.

I just installed another WD 500GB black (also about 3 years old) so I could backup the D: drive.

The computer is running fine. Is windows accurate in being able to find hard disk problems before they become an issue?
I'm afraid that if I take out the drive and send it back to seagate they might not find anything wrong with it.
Is there a way to test and fix it with software? if so what are your suggestions.
Thanks so much!
Jake

A:windows warning hard disk problem

1. follow the suggestion and backup everything that's on the disk

2. run a chkdsk /r in cmd

3. Then there are a lot of programs like this one that you can also run

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I get this warning constantly all of the sudden about my secondary HDD that I store files on. I ran CHKDSK /f F: and came up with no errors found, yet I still get the warning everytime I start up and periodically during operating. Suggestions needed.

Also, ran the TSG sys utility that was sugessted here before posting and it reports Defender is disabled, yet Windows tells me its not. ???
I will run some various Malware scans but wondered if this is just an error with TSG and Win8.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16344 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670, 2047 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 237945 MB, Free - 145456 MB; F: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 321938 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z77X-UD5H
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite, L655D running on Windows 7, 64-bit. My hard disk is a Toshiba MK3265GSX ATA. I've had it for three-and-a-half years now, and aside from the occasional issue, its been good to me. However, earlier today, I opened my computer from sleep mode, and after a few minutes of normal web-browsing, I got an error that shocked me. This error pops up every ten minutes or so. I'm not exactly sure how to add a picture to this post, so I'll just transcribe it.
 
"Windows detected a hard disk problem
Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.
>Start the backup process
>Ask me again later
If the disk fails before the next warning, you could lose all of the programs and documents on the disk"
 
Toshiba Service Station also told me a similar tale. I immediately panicked, and furiously googled around for solutions. Some called it a final warning to back up the computer, while some called it a virus. I think I'm hoping for the latter. I ran a Malwarebytes scan, which found nothing. I also ran a Microsoft Security Essentials scan with the same results. I then ran a chkdsk scan, which took about two hours. All of it seemed normal, except for one line from the log, "windows replaced bad clusters in file 254647 of name \PROGRA~2\Steam\STEAMA~1\SOA66A~1.GCF" The end of the log also said that it had 4KB of bad clusters. I have no idea what ... Read more

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem"

"\PROGRA~2\Steam\STEAMA~1\SOA66A~1.GCF"
From the looks of it, it might be a fake Steam virus (but I'm most likely to be wrong), or a virus just installed some file in there. Although I have heard about fake Steam .DLLs being viruses, it's probably that. But from the looks of that message you have gotten, I think I might want to agree with some of the people: It's probably telling you "Back up your files before we delete them all".

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hey guys. i'm back with some problem regarding my laptop.
 

 
i already use TDSSKiller to scan if there's any threat, but it gave me 0 result.
i just reformatted it just 2 days ago and still it keeps popping up.
My laptop also experiencing a frequent lag especially when i'm running game program.
 
please help me

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Why are you looking for zebras? It appears there is a problem with your hard drive, doesn't it? Go to the website of your hd manufacturer and download and run the diagnostic utility for your hd. And be sure to follow the on-screen advice to backup any critical data immediately.

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i got a message today that said "windows has detected a hard disk problem and that i should immediately back my files and replace my hard drive"
my compute is an hp pavilion dv6. its just over one year old. i did a hddscan on my laptop and i came up with the following result:
(red)
005 Reallocation Sector Count 010 010 0000000000-0740 010
(yellow)
196 Reallocation Event Count 100 100 0000000000-010B 000

the rest are green

what do you recommend?

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem, please help

Hi damien1234,

Depending on how many sectors has been damaged, your drive might be very near failing or is starting to fail. Either way, when a harddrive starts to get damaged sectors/clusters, you should always back up your files and get a new HDD. Because when it's started, it will fail, sooner rather than later.

A harddrive isn't very expensive these days, you can get a 250gb harddrive for ?15!

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That is the exact window that pops up. I Backed up some important stuff, and am running malware bytes to see if its a virus.. But can anyone tell me
If thats an actual window that windows pops up, or if its from a virus? I would like to know this before i go nuts and start really wasting time trying to fix this computer..
I know one of the hard drives on this computer is 6+ years old, but 1 is realitively new. In the details of this warning it says
 
The following hard disks are reporting failure disk name SAMSUNG HD502HJ ATA device
And going by the volume C: and N: its that old hard drive. But its also the hard drive with windows on it, so if it was a virus thats the hard drive it would be on.
 
I should also note i have not changed any hardware on this computer in at least a year, and i have recently had problems with the computer going to a blue screen and crashing, then needing to run checkdisk, i ran it and its been fine for about a month but now this is happening.
 
Computer is freezing up randomly when clicking on files or playing games or browsing the net.

A:Windows Detected A hard Disk PROBLEM

Sounds like your hard drive is failing. You can verify by downloading GSmartControl and have it diagnose your hard drives. I would concentrate on getting all important data off the drive first.  Check the attribute list.
 

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I am currently having problems with my home computer when an error message comes up

Windows detected a hard disk problem

Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.

It then later says...
The following hard disks are reporting failure
Disk name: SAMSUNG HD502IJ ATA Device
Volume: D:\;C:\

When rebooting the computer it then goes to a startup screen saying 'American Megatrends, press F1 to boot' and f2 for setup. F1 does not work and F2 doesnt really do anything, i then just go round and round n circles trying to get it to work, then i pressed random buttons and finally got it to work (no idea what i did)
I dont really want to take it into the shop for repairs if i can get it done at home if thats possible.
Would be grateful for any help, baring in mind i know little about computers.
Thanks for your help.

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

Go buy a new set of hard drives install them then install your OS and programs. Install the old ones then get as much data off of them as possible.

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I have a 3 year old Dell Inspiron Desk top with a 1TB Seagate HDD running Win 7 Home Premiuim 64b. On start up I get an error message in old 'DoS type white on black' font along lines that Hard disk drive is outside one of parameters etc. Back up data etc. Clearing that message takes you to BIOS and after escaping that the PC starts fine. Whilst working/changing accounts Windows intermittently presents a dialogue box stating 'Windows detected a hard disk problem Back up your files immediately etc....(screen shot hopefully attached)

I have backed up but to replace the presumably about to fail hard disk, can I connect a new internal hard disk (same size/manufacturer) in an external enclosure, then run 'Backup/Create system image' on to this new drive, then swap the old drive out for the new drive that now carries the system image?
I fear it wont be that simple. Does the Win 7 Home Premium 'system image' process clone the whole disk exactly including hidden and boot partitions etc to enable this, or do I need disk cloning software........? I am worried that if the disk is failing, the system image process may tip it over the edge? -Also 3 years seems a short life span - can I verify the supposed frailty of the disk somehow?
Thanks any input gratefully received
DWH

A:Windows Detected a hard disk Problem

i had the same problem with my dell laptop , called the support and they said i have to change the HDD

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Hi,
I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on a brand new Samsung 1TB SATA drive with 2 partitions. It worked fine for a week and now I am getting the famous Windows detected a hard disk problem message pop up

This is my second Samsung drive. The first one was a new one too and I just took it back and got a new one as a replacement for it. So the drive is only 1 week old. I ran the HDDScan and got the following SMART report

HDDScan S.M.A.R.T. Report
Model: SAMSUNG HD103SI
Firmware: 1AG01118
LBA: 1953523055

Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.1
Report Date: 12/3/2009 5:53:17 PM


Num Attribute Name Value Worst Raw(hex) Threshold

001 Raw Read Error Rate 100 100 00000000-0001 051

003 Spin Up Time 081 081 00000000-19E6 011

004 Start/Stop Count 100 100 00000000-000A 000

005 Reallocation Sector Count 001 001 00000000-0A9A 010

007 Seek Error Rate 253 253 00000000-0000 051

008 Seek time Perfomance 100 100 00000000-0000 015

009 PowerOn Hours Count 100 100 00000000-0073 000

010 Spin Retry Count 100 100 00000000-0000 051

011 Recalibration Retries 100 100 00000000-0000 000

012 Device Power Cycle Count 100 100 00000000-0008 000

013 Soft read error rate 100 100 00000000-0001 000

183 Unknown Attribute 100 100 00000000-0000 000

184 End to End Error 100 100 00000000-0000 000

187 Reported Uncorrectable Error 100 100 00000000-0001 000

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A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

SMART is just an indicator - you'll have to run a Hard Drive diagnostic to be sure that there's an issue with the drive. Use the Samsung utility from here: http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

If this drive is bad also, I'd have to suspect an issue with your motherboard or Power Supply. What's the make and model of each of those components (and the power rating of the PSU)?

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I've been getting this message all week now.
Whenever I start up my computer, I get a Press F1 to start - S.M.A.R.T. Status - BAD

Here are the latest warning from event viewer:


Code:
Volume Shadow Copy Service warning: VSS was denied access to the root of volume \\?\Volume{deeed06b-b561-11df-a316-485b3986d5e7}\. Denying administrators from accessing volume roots can cause many unexpected failures, and will prevent VSS from functioning properly. Check security on the volume, and try the operation again.

Operation:
Automatically choosing a diff-area volume
Processing EndPrepareSnapshots

Context:
Execution Context: System Provider

Code:

Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.

DETAIL -
2 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-606882998-1178519629-2911853077-1000:
Process 1972 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ISWSVC.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-606882998-1178519629-2911853077-1000
Process 1972 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ISWSVC.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-606882998-1178519629-2911853077-1000\Software\CheckPoint\ISW\Stats

Code:
{tid=EA4}
The Application Virtualization Client Core initialized correctly.
Installed Product:
Version: 4.6.1.1... Read more

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Is your Zonealarm version 9.2.102.000.? If not update. Just in case the warning is for real, this would be a good time to back up your files in case it actually is a HD problem.

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My hard drive is ST3500320AS ATA Device.

I had this message before on Windows Vista x64. [Because it was a new partition]
I used this thing called Ultimate Boot CD, and it fixed it.



Now my friend got me something called Windows Vista Extreme. When we installed it, I accidentally made a 3rd partition using some program... it needed to restart to make the 3rd partition.

Now heres where it gets confusing for you. I restarted, and stupidly put in the Windows Vista Extreme disc in before it made the 3rd partition. So since the 3rd partition wasn't up yet, I put Extreme over the previous vista. The computer restarted again (as part of the install) and created the 3rd partition.

After everything finished installing, I deleted the 3rd partition...

But now I get the Hard Disk error every time in Vista (Doesnt show up in XP).

Ultimate Boot Disc didn't work.... I left it on for 9 hours and it found nothing. (Or maybe I used it wrong? Last time I used it someone on the phone guided me, not this time.)

So.... how can I fix my hard drive? I don't want to back everything up :|

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem.

Windows Vista Extreme

the forum does not support pirated software caused problems

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First,I'm on this form from my cell phone because right now i don't have internet access to my computer. Please keep that in mind. Anyway, i just got given to me (free) this Gateway laptop that had Windows 7 put in it and extra memory. I guess it was working for a while and then started messing up. The kid that had it knew nothing about them.so of course it was never fixed. I an willing to delete everything i don't care to save any files.i wanted to know if i could take it back to factory? Or what will save thus laptop? Can it be saved at all? What can i do? The message on it is saying "Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contract the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk" it runs very very slow btw. I downloaded HDTUNE and it is running a full scan right now.
 

A:windows detected a hard disk problem? HELP PLEASE?

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Hello Everyone,

I Have been on my PC for a few hours today and i got a windows message saying 'windows detected a hard disk problem'.

Do I need to replace my hard disk right away? or is there anyway that can fix this problem? I'm using windows 7 64bit (Home Premium)

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

A:windows detected a hard disk problem. Please help!

I would create a backup, and then move this backup onto a different hard-drive (external would be better) or a USB flash drive.

Go to Start > Computer > Right-Click the hard-drive with the problem > Properties > Tools tab > Error-Checking

Windows will then check for any hard-drive problems, and then try and repair these problems if possible.

Hope this helps,

Harry

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Hi all, I've been having "Windows has detected a hard disk problem" for quite some time now and was wondering how should i fix it? is it a software or hardware problem and if im under warranty could i get a change?


Also, is there a place which "logs" the times that i get the error message?

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem

Hi all, im using an acer laptop with 3GB ram and i use chrome (with tons of tabs) so basically I'm wondering is it true that my system will start to slow down only when i've exceeded my 3GB ram limit or will it gradually start to slow down when im nearing that limit (say im at 2GB) ?

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get this error often

i dont have spare hard disk to take 500gb back up

suggest me to get sort this error!!!

A:Windows detected a hard disk problem

backup! if u can afford to loose ur data dont worry then. and of course u wont need 500gb, unless it is full. and event viewer will tell you what is wrong. usually a chkdsk will resolve some/most issues from error msgs like that in windows.

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i need to reformat my hard disk but i have lost the windows xp installation disk...what can i do besides having to purchase another copy of windows?
 

A:Reformat hard disk without windows xp disk?

Well you kind of need a CD in order to boot from it. Keep your CD key with you and maybe borrow someone else's disk, then enter your key. Another way you could is maybe find a download-able version of windows XP that you can burn to a disk then again when prompted enter your current CD key. (I'm sorry Techspot, I DO NOT endorse illegal pirated software but in this case he isn't really stealing it because he does own XP, he just needs the disk. Or maybe there is a copy of XP available that you are free to grab and are genuinely allowed to download.)

Don't know your key? Download the keyfinder from Here Click on the THERE on that page.




You can download it from THERE (251kb) or visit the author's website for more download links:Click to expand...

and when you do get it write it down somewhere so you don't lose it, just don't tell anyone what it is though.
 

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Hi
I'm currently using win 7 ult 32bit.
Is it possible to install another win7 64bit copy on the same hard disk but on a different partition? will there be a dual boot option?
Or is it possible to upgrade without losing all the settings?
Thanks a lot

A:Installing both 32bit and 64 bit on same hard disk?

Yes you can dual boot them.
More detailed information:
Can I dual boot 32bit and 64bit Windows 7, and if I can how?

Enjoy

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i dont have dvd rom drive and i am using xp (c drive ) and i want to install windows vista on my d drive so, could i install vista from my hardisk (without using dvd rom drive) running xp ????? i am in confusion right now so plz tell me.............

and also tell me any website where i purchase intel core 2 duo processor E4300 and E4400 online at thier origianal or near price.. but that website must ships the product to india.........

A:Installing vista from Hard disk ?????

Hi,
How are you going to copy the Vista installation files to your HDD when you don't have a DVD drive?

Nicholas

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Asking for help on my FIRST post... the epitome of lame. Sorry...
 
It's unlikely I'll resolve this one flying solo.
 
I pulled my Win XP SP2 drive that was working perfectly on an HP Pavilion Pentium 4 HT 2.80GHz PC w/4MB RAM; as I wanted to attempt running Windows 7 Pro on it. The motherboard is an ASUS Tek. I knew this would be a real stretch to get it going without it being constantly active from the system demand alone, but I wanted to give it a go. I concluded if it didn't pan out, I'd fall back to the Win XP drive and all would be good.
 
That didn't happen.
 
From the point where I unplugged the Windows 7 Pro drive and plugged in the Windows XP drive, that's where it REALLY went downhill. The immediate error upon failure to boot was: "NTLDR is missing". After making a boot CD-R from a backup image I had of an NT Loader image file, the next error I received was that the 'hal.dll' file was either missing or corrupt from the root\system32\ directory.
 
This is currently where I stand since I can see where this is headed. I'm speculating this may be the result of a flashed BIOS when I installed Windows 7 Pro on the other hard disk; however, I do NOT know this for certain. The current version of the BIOS is from American Megatrends v3.14 09/04/2003. I do not know what the date and version was before checking it today.
 
Is there anyone that may have some insight to this issue? I have a Windows XP, and Windows XP Pro install... Read more

A:XP Won't Boot After Installing Win 7 Pro On Another Hard Disk

put the windows xp drive back in,
 
boot your computer from the windows xp install disk,
 
when the menu appears select to install windows xp.
 
on the next menu screen select "repair" to repair your windows installation
 
or..........
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320397

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At my other house i have a computer based on windows vista which is packed with problems even after a lot of virus scans and trojan scans etc...

I want to wipe the hard disk clean and start over with a new copy of windows vista but they didnt give me a cd with windows vista, it was alredy build in.

Is it safe to just delete vista and install windows xp?

If in doing this will my internet connection be worse? It is full speed internet and iv heard rumers that windows vista helps internet but is a bad opperating system.
 

A:Installing new os and cleaning hard disk

What type of PC do you have? There should normally be a recovery partition where you can restore your Vista installation. You can install XP, just make sure you note all the device drivers you'll need to make it easier. It shouldn't affect your internet speed at all.
 

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Hi folks,

I have scoured Google, and this is a common problem with SATA drives.
There is an easy fix to simply change Bios to IDE, then install XP and change back after.

Problem is....the ACPI Bios V1.5 does not have any options to make that change, nor to change to Compatibilty Mode (which also fixes the problem.....apparently.

I have downloaded ACPI BIOS V2, but the catch is it won't work from DOS - only Windows.
So I'm stuck in a no-win loop!!!

Without Windows, I can't change the BIOS- without the BIOS change - no hard drive seen.....<sigh>

Anyone know of a DOS version? Or some other way???
Before I go completely crazy???

Oh, have tried also installing Win98, even Win 95 to then upgrade - but nothing works.
Except Ubuntu - but I sadly need Windows to be compatible with my Desktop machine.

Thanking you......
T

A:Tecra M9 - no hard disk when installing XP

Hi

From my experience you cannot use compatibility mode, install WXP and switch again to AHCI mode.
F you want to have full HDD performance you should not use compatibility mode. What you must do is to load SATA driver before WXP installation starts. More about that you can read on http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=38

Check it out.

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Hey!

I have win7 on my PC. I also have an external hard disk. I was wondering, can i install windows XP on my external hard disk ( which is partitioned) and expect to be able to use it, on whatever computer i plug it to?

Also, will this effect my computers speed? Since its installed on my external hard disk and not on the computers one?

A:Installing XP on an external hard disk?

Can it be done yes, will it work as you want it to, short answer no. Why? Because Windows XP will discover that new hardware has been installed and require you to re-activate it when you move it from machine to machine. Plus you will need to modify the way the machine boots so you can pick an OS or try to get the machine to boot USB first always. If boot USB first is on then when the drive is plugged in you will get Windows XP and when it is unplugged you get Windows 7. Another point; this would be considered illegal use of the OS by Microsoft.

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I did a clean install of Windows 7 on my father's PC. Before we had Vista working on it fine.

Problem is that after reinstalling Windows when I opened My Computer now, I cann't see Disk 1 partitions.

Please help me locate it. Thanks.
Attached is the pic of Disk Management windows when before I installed new OS.

A:One hard disk not detected after re-installing Win

right click on the partitions and set them as active

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I'm trying to install win xp home edition service pack 2 on a dell dimension 4400. The install says it can't detect a hard disk.
What should I do?
 

A:hard disk not detected when installing os

Is the hard drive partitioned and formatted or not?

Is the OS the recovery disk from Dell or an OEM/retail disk from MS? I trust this is XP Home with SP2 and not a disk of SP2 (without the OS)?

Who made the drive? Did it come with the PC? IDE?

It should be relatively simple to diagnose. Be sure the error message you are conveying to us is exact!
 

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I've fallen victim to the "black screen" and "Windows detected a hard disk problem" malware, complete with mis-spelled words and poor grammar in the warning box. Ran Malwarebytes and it did identify infected files, but the problem did not resolve after the files were "cleaned." Please help!

A:Infected - Windows detected a hard disk problem

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A505 Laptop, running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 THREATS2.txt   1.37KB
  3 downloads keep getting an error that says the following:
 
Big X in red circle:
 
Windows detected a hard disk problem
 
Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk:
 
       Start the backup process
 
       Ask me again later
        If the disk fails before the next warning, you could lose all of the programs and documents on the disk.
 
      Don't ask me about this problem again (not recommended)
 
Hide Details                                                                                                             Cancel
 
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A:Hard Disk Problem - Windows 7(Toshiba Satellite)

I would get any important data off the drive first. Then download and install Seatools for Windows. Do the disk diagnostics short and long test. What are the results. Chkdsk checks for File Corruption but Seatools will check the drive itself to see if it is failing.
 

SeaTools for Windows User Guide - Seagate

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I am getting the following error message.  It doesn't sound good.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 
 
Windows detected a hard disk problem.
 
Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.
 
 
- start backup process
- ask me again later
- don't ask me about this problem again

A:getting message saying "Windows detected a hard disk problem"

Do you have a backup to an external drive ?

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My friend's computer is showing this error: "A hard disk problem is preventing windows from starting"
I've attached a photo. I know it's Windows 7. Not sure what to do next & would appreciate any help or suggestions you might have. Thanks
 

A:A hard disk problem is preventing windows from starting

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I've received this message on my laptop multiple times and I've done the back up. But now I've clicked the option "never ask again", is there a way to have that message pop up again?

I"m sending my laptop to warranty and it would be nice to have that message pop up for them.
 

A:Solved: Windows detected a hard disk problem

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I was on the internet, and I received a security shield popup. I clicked the close button on it and then it started to run a scan. I ran my Eset scanner and it detected one virus. I cleaned it with Eset. I then ran Malware Bytes and removed the 9 infections it found. After that I restarted my computer then looked online and found the removal instructions on your website. I followed them and the computer seemed to be running fine for a couple hours. I then went online again and went to google images looking for pictures and grooveshark music website. Eset detected some viruses then stopped them...... My computer then launched a bunch of popups that were like this------

"Failed to save all the compnents for the file\\system32\\000014b8"

Then after all the popups and errors appeared, a new popup came up that said "windows detected a hard disk problem". I restarted my computer without touching any of the popups. When my computer restarted, all my desktop icons were gone, and the popups all came up again. I'm at a loss, please help.

PS: I didn't get the full description of the popup for the "windows detected a hard disk problem" because it closed itself as I was typing.

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" Virus!

Hello, I moved thos from XP to the Am I Infected forum.Did you reset the Hosts file?Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo ... Read more

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I've had my Toshiba Qosmio x505-Q8102 Laptop for 3 years now and yesterday the hard disk failed due to a vicous virus and unfortunately I've lost the windows 7 recovery disc, but I've managed to discover a backup recovery option involving pushing the F12 key on startup and resetting the laptop to its original factory settings I thought this solved all my problems and everything was fine but, the lid accidentaly got closed today and the screen went black when I finally opened it, but it would not respond to anything. So I shut down my Toshiba laptop and now I've gotten the error again  "A hard disk problem is preventing Windows from starting" I could try to restore it back to its factory settings, but that wouldn't solve the problem entirely it still will black screen at the windows login screen and I would have to restore it once again to its factory settings.
 
 

A:"A hard disk problem is preventing Windows from starting"

Welcome,
You might want to consider that the HDD has failed.
Keep us posted

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Hi, once I boot the laptop it will show the Hard disk Problem. About 20mins later it will come up again.
To prevent it, I always shutdown once I received the second warning.

Please find the attached screenshot of the problem.

The laptop is DellLatitude E6400.

Thank you.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits, Hard Disk Problem

Hello,
Whether you able to enter into your desktop icons and able to work with any applications or software?..
Regards

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My computer starts up to a black screen displaying smart hard disk error hard disk 1 (301), f2 system diagnostics enter continue start up. Run diagnostics hard drive failed with an error code. Tried to reset bios start up no luck, tried to do the recovery it says pic need to be repaired and won't let me go any further. I lost my recovery discs when I moved into my new house. Help

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My hard disk (C drive where the windows 7 is) is going to fail soon. It has some bad sectors and some corrupted parts and I encountered blue screen that says something about hardware failure. When my Acronis is doing backup, Acronis stopped half way because it cannot access some sectors to do the backup, it was fine previously.

I can still login to windows (depends on luck).

1. I want to change to a new hard disk, what is the best/fastest way to do it?

2. If I copy the whole disk to another new disk, would I encounter problems copying half way since there a

3. Will the data copied to new hard disk be incomplete since there are bad/corrupted sectors on my old hard disk?

4. My old hard disk is 1TB WD Black. What should I use for the new hard disk? Does it need to be same size and model?

Thanks a lot. Greatly appreciate your help.

(I do know how to change a hard disk and reinstall Windows 7 (Windows 7 updates took a long time) and install all programs again and setup again. That would take a few days so I am wondering if there is a faster way.)

A:Hard disk is failing, how to change to a new hard disk?

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.

Your new drive does not have to be the same size and model, you can get whatever you want.

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the message I get for my HP desktop windows 8hard disk error Hard disk1 (3F1)why and fix it how?edited by moderator: Email address removed for safety

A:What caused & how do I fix Hard Disk error: Hard disk 1 3F1

Check cable connections at back of drive 1 are firmly connected.Try a new SATA cable to drive 1.Test drive 1 with SeaTools: http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/suppor...

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Anyone got an idea how to fix this,might be some BIOS set-up?Kindly walk me through,Im still using my trusted desktop Motherboard Asrock p4v8+ BIOS P1.50.Badly need help
 

A:SATA Hard Disk 3.0 to MOBO 1.5 Hard Disk

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HiCan someone please tell me how to copy eveything from hard disk #1 to hard disk #2then remove hard disk #1 and use hard disk #2 in its place..???I have tried a few different things that I know of and i'm out of ideas!Any help will be much appreciated!RegardsJim

A:Hard Disk To Hard Disk (straight Copy!)

Download Digital Dolly 1.0 and burn an .iso image to a CD. Create a folder on your computer to DL Digital Dolly to. Unzip DD in the same folder. Te create a bootable image.Use the Drive Image feature in DD to copy all the information From drive C:\ to D:\.MOD: Cleaned up mispelled word and poor sentence structure (Like you can see a difference).

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I have a HP Ency Phoenix -810-160 that had a dead HD. I got a good deal on a SSD and thus replaced the drive. When I attempted to run the recovery disks, I ran into the issue that I kept getting a Hard Drisk Error blue screen at start up.  I found it odd so I took the drive and tested it on another computer. No issue. I've now been able to install windows 8.1 back on it and even upgraded it to Windows 10 before the deadline but I still get the blue sceen error.  All tests pass for both memory and the hard disk. System also runs fine with the exception that when I start up the computer there is a massive delay, then I get the Hard Disk Error, If I just F2 kit and then close and continue, the system finishes to start up.  I think I may be having a firmware issue but HP Assist is installed and all updates are suposed to be running.  Anyone outthere running into a similar issue? I feel like I'm having a false positive since I went up to a Solid State Drive. 

A:Hard Disk Error but Hard Disk fine

How much capacity, in GB, does the SSD have? Less than 256GB is unlikely to work with the recovery media.

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Hi All,

I am going to install second OS linux on the single hard disk. The single hard disk is abt 80GB which is partioned into 4 logical drives each 20 GB. ie., C:,E:,F:,G:,. I have converted F: and G: into linux ext2 by using parition magic tool. Then i tryed to reboot the machine from the cd i dont start from CD it went straight into windows. I am missing some of the steps to perform here. Kindly suggestion me to steps.. Thanks in advance

With regards
Prem
 

A:Installing Second Os linux in single hard disk

You forgot to tell your machine to boot from the CD. See the BIOS setup.

Also, it is better to just delete the partitions and let the Linux installer to recreate them when you install.
 

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