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Wheres my other HardDrive?

Q: Wheres my other HardDrive?

I built this new computer.

AMD Phenom II X2 555
Asus M4A78LT-M LE Mobo

Heres the problem. I used the SSD as the boot drive, but I cant find the 250GB HD. I hooked up the storage via this: SSD-sata 1, Seagate-sata 2, front panal sata jumper-sata 3.
Windows 7 doesnt show the 250GB drive since I chose the SSD as the boot drive upon installing windows 7. So, what do I do?

Thx for any help, CJ

A: Wheres my other HardDrive?

Open your Start Menu, right-click Computer and select 'Manage'. Left-click 'Disk Management', find your Seagate drive, then assign it a letter and Format it. Then it should be recognized by Windows 7.

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Hi all
Not sure if this is the right forum for this ?. But In my "pictures" folders i use to see the pics now i just see icons. I changed the default program back to Windows Photo Gallery from Picaso to no avail.
Thanks for any help Jim

A:Wheres the Pic?

Hi pofolks4,

Can you attach the screenshoot?

Run Disk Cleanup tool and clear the Thumbnails (Attached Screen shot).

Click Start > Type: "folder options" and open > Go to view Tab > uncheck "always show icons, never thumbnails" under Files and Folders (Attached Screen shot).


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Ok I took the plunge and upgraded to IE7. HATE IT! where is the OE link on my toolbar or task bar or whatever that is? Now I am forced to go to my desktop to access OE whereas with IE6 there was the little envelop icon up top there that was my OE link. If I dont get a clear answer on this I am just going back to IE no matter what the risk as far as critical updates I just cannot STAND IE7 .For me IE6 was simple it was a clean look and simple use this IE7 is stupid, makes no sense it was just done to compete and from what I have heard from bigger geeks than I is, Microssoft is years late and about a million dollars too short (to corrupt the old cliche) with IE7,ok This is just IMHO but its how I feel abouti t. So can someone help me I even tried to see if I could put OE as a favorites but cannot do THAT either. save IE7's life on my puter (if u care, about IE7 cos I don't) I just want to return to the times of old and easier. thanks y'all bad

A:so wheres OE on IE7?

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Hi guys!
A few weeks ago I got the RC1 dvd. Then I heard RC2 was released. But I never recieved an email from Microsoft and when I go to their site it says "RC1". Does anybody know where RC2 is? I can download it if I need to 'cause I have a high-speed internet connection and a DVD burner.
Thanks Alot!

A:Wheres RC2?

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I have just added another stick of ram I have 4 x 256. This shows up in system information as
Total physical memory =1,024mb
but then it says
available physical memory= 576.14.mb

Is my graphics card stealing it its a radeon 9200se

Its got me all coffuzled

and my motherboard is a Giga-Byte GA-8ISXT-FS Motherboard

A:Wheres me ram gone


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after installing a program i got from a site i tried to restart my computer and now every time i restart it doesnt go to the desktop its just completely black with one window of the computer documents open. i try going to task manager and then new task and explorer and it somehow opens the desktop. Everything else seems to work after i get to the desktop...this is a brand new 5 mon vaio vista laptop....why is this happening??? please help me im freaking out and dont know how to fix anything!!!! step by step help would mean a lot guys. Thanks

did i screw myself here? did i damage my computer forever??? it didnt even come with a vista cd! and i dont know what to do

A:Wheres my Desktop? HELP plz!

duplicate to, closing thread. Please do not create duplicate threads, as then we will have multiple people trying the same fixes, and no idea that it's being attempted in another thread.

And welcome to TSG.



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Im running Outlook 2002 on 5 different computers via a server running Microsoft Exchange Network. When I assigned delegate acces to four of them, there was no fight. However, one of them will not let me assign delegate access no matter what I do. I have tried using the add-in manager to set up the delegate option, but it doesnt do anything. I cannot see the delegates tab in options, nor can I see it in the inbox options. I am trying to assign delegate access for read access to the inbox, and read,edit,modify access to the calendar. Anyone have any bright ideas? Cause im tapped out. Thanks

A:Wheres the Delegates?

If you right-click the inbox (or calendar) and go to Properties, do you see a Permissions tab? You should be able to grant permissions from there. It works much the same as the delegates tab, but when you grant people permissions in delegates, it also gives them the ability to "send on behalf of" the user, which may or may not be what you want. Let us know whether the permissions tab is visible and whether that's helpful, or not what you're looking for.

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hello all;
heres a good one for the gurus.
i am running an hp compaq dc5850 sff. i have two hdd. one with all my America's Army stuff on it. on one i have the deploy client and game but nothing else that pertains to AA2.
so i decide to start to set up AA2 on the vista hdd as it is on xp hdd, the first thing i do is go to my maps website of choice and start to download the user created maps i like. everything looks good, i choose the correct directory and file and even hit the open folder button to make sure the map is in the right place and it is.
now the good part, i close everything up and go back to the map to make sure it will start and play correctly and it is not there, i search for it from the search window at start and search tells me the closet it could find was the same map but on the E drive, which is where the xp hdd is when i boot vista.
any ideas?

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hey guys umm i need help i have a spyware problem can some one help me analyze whats wrong? here is my HJT log thanksLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:45:25 PM, on 7/14/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exeC:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\WINDOWS\LTMSG.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exeC:\Progr... Read more

A:wheres the spyware?

Welcome,Please follow the instructions provided, you may want to print out these instructions and use them as a reference.First:Please download ewido security suite it is a trial version of the program.Install ewido security suiteWhen installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".Launch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop double-click it.The program will now go to the main screenYou will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click updateThen click on Start UpdateThe update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update ewido. the updates are installed close the Ewido program.Reboot your computer into Safe ModeOnce in safe mode, start Ewido and do the following:Click on scannerClick on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.While the scan is in progress you will be prompted to clean files, click OKWhen it asks if you want to clean the first file, put a check in the lower left corner of the box that says "Perform action on all infections" then choose clean and click OK.Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save reportClick Save report.Save the report.txt file to your desktop.Now close ewido security s... Read more

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hey, hope everyone had a nice christmas!, but i have a problem, i just popped a game into my cd drive, waited for it to auto run, and as it didnt i looked under "my computer" and say that i no longer have a cd/dvd drive?? i went through device manager and see the error "Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)" anyone got any ideas?

tia for any help.

A:wheres my cd drive?

If you have recently popped in some new software try using system restore to get back previous settings and see if the cdrom "re-appears".

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A:What wheres the drives?

They need to be allocated to XP.

Start > right click My Computer > select Manage > select Disk Management

They sould show up there. Right click the drives and choose from the menu.

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A:Wheres the recycle bin?

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My older second reserve laptop - Toshiba Satellite A30-921, came with a 40gb hd and 512mb ram with Winxp (approx 5 years old)
Decided to try and get it back to life and give it a second chance, as in the past it kept rebooting every 10 minutes, and was so slow when it was working.
Used the product recovery disks for a fresh new start, removed one of the 256mb memory modules and replaced it with 1gb, so now up to 1.2 gb ram.Its even managed to install Windows SP3 without any hitches.
Only need to use it for email/ surfing at present, but would like to download stuff in the future.
Have installed Norton 360 as I have this on my other laptop with a 3 user licence.

Up to yet, no problems BUT, can you answer me this:


I have not installed any Office suite/word/works/excel etc, I have not downloaded any pictures, music,documents
Space being used for "Documents/shared docs"= 5mb (sample stuff)
Space used on currently installed programs (taken from control panel) = 312mb

Whats eating up all my space, and what kind of % of used space should determine whether to upgrade the hd in the future ?

A:Solved: wheres my gb's gone ??

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A:Wheres my memory gone?

I would consider adding RAM.

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A:Wheres my wallpaper

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moved to the video and sound section

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Anyway most important id like to figure out how to DMZ this computer. Any help with that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,

A:Wheres the DMZ option in 7008ABR?

itds under settings under MISC.

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A:Wheres a good compiler

Have a read of this:

Good Luck!


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any ideas would be really helpful thanks

A:wheres my HD space dissapearing to?

Use explorer. Search on *.* with subfolders. Then sort on largest size and see where your largest files are.

Have you looked at your restore point settings?

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I just did a detect and repair in office xp 2002 and now all my e-mails are gone

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Are they gone
Can someone help


A:[Resolved]Wheres my E-mails

If anyone interested i fixed this by searching for .pst files(outlook files are kept in these file types) then imported the contents of the old outlook file(it was still there) to the new one and got all my e mails and contacts back

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How can i find / install or whatever to get my laptop to use the Intel HD graphics family card that is inside my laptop ??

I have been on the intel website and done an hour trying all sorts of downloads but nothing works, can anyone help, i am using windows home premium 64 bit and laptop is samsung

thanks guys

A:arrgh wheres my drivers gone? :-(

model laptop?????

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can someone help? I just ran restore from a backup on an external harddrive, it took over 5 hrs, then finished. But where is all my 'restored' data?? I cant find it....

if this is too vague tell me and i will try to explain further but its pretty straight forward....

is there something more i must do?

A:wheres my restored data?

If the restore ran properly, the restored files and folders should be in the same places they were when you did the backup. It sounds like either there was a problem with the backup or there is a problem with the restore. Let's make sure you're doing things correctly before assuming there is some problem with the system or the hardware or the backup file - which we will address later if this doesn't help. The following should help:

Here's an article on the restore procedure: just to make sure you're doing it right. It's a selective restore of a full or selective backup (not a complete restore of a complete backup) - but since you did a full backup it matches your process closer than a complete restore would.

Here's another excellent tutorial on the Restore process: Restore Backup Files.

Here's an article on how to use Advanced Restore (when normal restore doesn't work):

Restore files from a backup

Back up and restore: frequently asked questions

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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A:wheres my networking hardware

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Turn the laptop over and read the Full model number (eg) Compaq Presairo CQ57-xxxx.
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I have a folder called "D:\X\USMT2.UNC"
I'v never noticed it before, and hte dat files in the folder are over 10 gigs in
'ANyone want to throw in a word before I delete these. Screenshot.

A:Wheres my drive space going?

Well that folder saves the file(s) used for windows' files and settings transfer wizard. Why you have that many and that huge >> ???

Maybe you should check with your "wizard" and see what he says... ;-)

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Thats what i see:

What i see when i try to fix it:

A:Wheres my DATA partition?

Hi revaN and welcome to the forum!

Please follow the steps outlined in this tutorial - Hard Disk Partition Letter Missing in Windows 7 - Fix

If you still encounter the same errors, please try to download and use TestDisk, here

Be sure to read the software documentation carefully before proceeding with running the software.

Alternatively, please try booting off of your Vista partition and do a check disk on the drive in question. Check to see if the issue is still present when you boot back to Windows 7 then try the suggested steps above.

Let us know how it turns out

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MyYahoo Home page has disappeared. I've re-signed in, I hit all the MyYahoo links, double checked that it was still set on my home page and still nothing, just a blank screen. No error, no nothing. All my other web pages are fine. Is this a yahoo problem? Any one else besides me having this problem?

A:Solved: Wheres My Yahoo?

There could be a server problem at Yahoo; you're not the only one with this problem.

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Hi Everyone

Im trying to find a bottleneck in my system, im trying to run Everquest 2 and it runs fine in "high performance" mode but as soon as i try and get some extra graphics it starts to give me serious lag.. im trying to identify the problem can someone please tell me where my bottleneck is ??

my computer consists of.

MB: Epox 8RGA+ Motherbaord with Nforce2

RAM: 2x 256mb TWIN X Corsair (333mhz)

CPU: Athlon XP 2500+ Barton Core (333mhz)

Graphics Card: Geforce 6800 (Winfast A400)

POWER: 350w Power Supply

HDD: Western Digial 80gig 7200rpm
I only purchased the video card recently and they are supposed to be extreemly quick, so im just wondering if there is an easy answer to improving speed or maybe i need to look at upgrading a few things... ?

And also another question if anyone knows, does adding another stick of 333mhz RAM to the third slot will that slow down my DUAL RAM which is now active in my PC ?

A:EXPERTS ADVICE ! Wheres my bottleneck ?

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I've just formatted my g/f's pc which is running Windows XP Home Edition. I was setting up Outlook Express, Tools>Options>Spelling the only language in the drop down menu is French. French is no good to me when I'm writing an email in English lol. How do I resolve this problem and find the other languages?? Any advice is much appreciated.


A:Outlook Express, Wheres English??

English here.

You may have to reinstall the program with the English language pack.
Go here:

By the way, your spelling is pretty good. Maybe you need to learn French.
-Andy (English)

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Before I tinkered with my computer it had an option of 2 startups. A mirror disk and normal startmode. I deleted one (long story). Computer starts into windows without any options My 180 gb hard drive now has 8. I have checked bios and am 2 be honest a little confused. Anyone able 2 help

A:O dear, wheres my hard drive gone

What kind of os are you running??


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Hi. i am running windows xp pro sp2. my windows task manager has suddnely gone bonkers. all the tabs+drop down menus are gone. when i press clt+alt+delete all i get is the view which shows the proformence graph. this is how it appears now
it has happened to me once before too. dont know wht caused it. any ideas how i could get ma whole task manager back !! ?

A:Dude.. wheres my Task Manager !

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I have a toshiba laptop with Windows XP and SP2.

I have noticed that the icon that comes up when i put a piece of hardware in my usb no longer appears, i have nothing to click on to safely remove any hardware.
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I have tried to use system restore to an earlier date but cannot go back further that 30 march (not far enough) even though there are lots of checkpoints.

can anyone help please?


A:wheres my safely remove icon gone

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I installed it and i had in the address book users that are not in my contact list anymore, but my message history with them could be found in the address book, but I can't find the address book in icq2000b

i had icq99 before,


A:wheres is the Address Book in ICQ2000b???


What are the contents of your ICQ folder, in Windows Explorer?

Do you have any .dat files in there?

You may also want to take a look at this:

It also says you may need the Message Archive plugin from here:

This will create a txt file, of which you should be able to view all you want.



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I typed "tablet wallpaper" into google images. It says

"About 25,800,000 results"

I keep clicking "Show more results" until I get to "page" 50 and it ends with a picture that says "I heart ipad".

Then thats it. No button to load more results. Google said 25,800,000 results. That certainly wasn't 25,800,000 results.

A:Wheres the REST of googles results ?

I did a search using your exact phrase and my results were: About 47,100,000 results (0.15 seconds)A quick google search for a definition of those results netted: Statistics Bar: Describes your search, includes the number of results on the current results page and an estimate of the total number of results, as well as the time your search took. For the sake of efficiency, Google estimates the number of results; it would take considerably longer to compute the exact number. This estimate is unreliable.Bold is mine.From the preceding I extrapolate that the guesstimation number is a product of Google's algorithm for every possibility of those two words and how they would be used as well as them being used combined. As well as possibly wall and paper individually . To get every single one of those guesstimated results you would likely need to refine your search parameters repeatedly. For example Samsung 'tablet wallpaper' then ipad 'tablet wallpaper' so on and so on. Not to mention probably include every known language as well. This is my theory.Also there was this bit of information about search results:Ordered by relevance to your query, with the result that Google considers the most relevant listed first. Consequently you are likely to find what you're seeking quickly by looking at the results in the order in which they appear. Google assesses relevance by considering over a hundred factors, including how many other pages link to the page, the positions... Read more

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I was browsing through using FireFox - had a couple of tabs open - one or 2 tabs related to localhost.
When I switched tabs and clicked on a browse link in one tab (one with phpMyAdmin loaded, to browse through the rows), I got the blue screen.

Memory got dumped as usual. Told to CHKDSK /F to check for drive errors etc.
I dont get this often. Probably thrice in the last 3 yrs - and the first 2 were hardware related I think.

After a restart, I got the Technical Error Report and that something created at

But both these dont exist.

How can I know what went wrong and where ?


A:Wheres the dump data and what went wrong ?

Have you checked for disk errors?

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In this picture, you can see a settings button for the Loudness Equalization enhancement. When I go to the enhancement tab, there is no settings option (or "Preview" or "Restore Defaults"). Why is this? I wanted to see what the "Release time" option does, and I can't get to it.

Also, while I'm here, I was wondering if there was a way I could "tweak" loudness equalization. I want to make low/quiet sounds louder, but I don't want to reduce the volume of louder sounds. Is this possible? I've been googling for ~2hrs and I came across the Release time setting, and I was gonna mess with it, but it's missing.


A:Loudness Equalization - Wheres the settings button??

No settings available... unfortunately!

It looks like MS has licensed some of the "Waves" DSP technology, pretty high end software... part of the L-series Maximizer. It's a combination Limiter/Compressor and I think they figured the general public wouldn't know how to set it up. Too bad, it could use a litttle tweaking, the attack is a little slow.


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I bought my Dell 4700 about 6 months ago and was just going through the discs that came with it. I remembered that the Dell did not come with a Windows XP install disc in case I need to re-format. Is this normal? There is an option under Start....Accessories....System Tools to create OS backup disc. Is that what I need to make a disc or should it have came with one? Thanks

A:Um... wheres the XP install disc with Dell 4700?

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er BTW, I was TRYING to help this guy with the Trojan problem and what I told him about his HijackThis log I copied from Ozrom1e who seems to know what he is talking about. So where is YOUR gold or blue shield then? Im sure I would rather people TRY and help me than not try at all.

A:redoak, wheres YOUR gold or blue shield then???

Hi The shields are probably getting ready for Thanksgiving like cooking the big bird and getting the house ready for all of the TSG family to munch on the goodies. Please be patient and I am sure when they arrive they will be there.

And thanks for the compliment it is appreciated.

Have a Happy THanksgiving.

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Greetings and thanks for any help here...
Back story...Last week I bought a new computer running Windows 7 Pro,
Before my new computer arrived I installed Microsofts Easy Transfer program on my old XP computer , ran the program and sucsessfully transfered my files on to a new blank CDRW disc.
Today I fired up the new computer for the first time, ran the Easy Transfer program , pointed to the CDRW disc and the program formated as expected.
when the program was completed and files were apparently transfered and the programs status window closed. and that was it, nothing more.....
I unhid my system files and and searched everywhere with no resolve (sighs..) would one of you fine folks please help me locate my transfered files as the are very important to me.
Thank you again.. I'll check back often

A:Used Windows Easy Transfer but now wheres my files?

In the start menu go to Accessories -> System Tools -> Windows Easy Transfer Reports and open it up.  The Transfer Report will show what has been transferred.  If you click Documents it should show you exactly where it's placed your document files and what they were.

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hi . i recently bought this new mother board by Asus, P5RD1-V. the problem is that when i try to install windows xp on my SATA HD, after the initial stage during which the setup copies all the drivers and then gives that option " to install windows XP press enter" plus one or two other options, when i press enter i get this massage that says " setup didnt find any hard drives installed on your system. check to see if any HD is installed .... " and then it goes on to say things like check your drive configuration or the drive health and things like that. all this when at the the bootup it does show the hard drive connected at SATA port 1. !! ? i run seagate diagnostic tool on it and it showes the drive as perfectly healthy. i dont know why is it doing it. the hard disk is spanking brand new. the same goes for the 120GB WD SATA. the interesting thing it has no issue with the good old IDE HD's. i connected my old maxtor IDE hard drive and the setup ran as smooth as it can get. i dont know why setup isent detecting the SATA HD. is it the board or is it somthing else. any ideas !

A:Solved: Dude wheres my Hard Drive !!

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win9x and Win2000 had a command called "show desktop" with an icon that would get you back to desktop from and application, where is this on XP Home?

A:Solved: wheres show desktop command in XP

Windows key + D will show the desktop.
For the icon, go to:
C:\Windows\System\Show Desktop
Drag to Quick Launch bar and copy there.

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i can't find a legitimate untouched unmodified iso of vista home 64
all the ones i find are messed with in some way or another either with added updates or a crack or something
can someone show me a legitimate link to a legitimate iso of windows vista home premium 64? thanks!

A:Wheres a link to an iso of windows vista home premium 64?


Look here for a start: -


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A:Solved: wheres the ram on a Tosh satelite 1800-654s

Does the attached drawing match your computer?

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My Dell Vostro 1400 Laptop recently quit working. Its only 4 months old.
I turned it on and it came to a screen saying,

"Windows dould not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"

I inserted the setup disc and booted from it, when I got the the Repair option it says,"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue."

So I took the computer down to the local computer store and they put in a new 130 GB harddrive, ran the setup disk again and it displayed the same missing HDD message.

Anyone have any Ideas of what could be wrong???
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows Setup Disk cannot find Harddrive, even with a brand new harddrive installed.

Hi, and welcome to TSF. If it's still under warranty I would take it back to the suppliers.

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I have this WD My Passport external portable harddrive which I have used for a couple of years. I was writing something to the drive one day when the USB connection seems to be somewhat loose and the drive disconnected momentarily and reconnected itself but the file I was trying to write ended prematurely...

Now when I try to use the Seagate Harddrive test tool for windows and do a Short Generic test and the result failed.. I am fear it might have been caused by the disconnection and might eventually corrupt the entire drive... I try to run chkdsk but there aren't any errors detected it seems and files seems to be accessible as normal... Is there a way to fix the harddrive without losing data in the drive or confirm the drive is indeed failing?

A:Seagate Harddrive test tool fail but harddrive data seems intact

Run the most thorough and extensive test available with the WD hard drive utilities.

If it fails the thorough test, you may have a warranty claim.

Or the Seagate tool. Whatever you have. Your title is confusing.

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I recently had a very strong magnet. The magnet was then stuck (By a child) to my laptop. I then had errors on boot. I tried reinstalling Vista with the restore disk, but I recieved "Error - Cannot set temp path".

I today purchased a 250gb harddrive (a upgrade from my 120gb), and then Vista installed fine.

Now it runs fine, but I get bluescreens after random amounts of time, with errors involving a windows file. Unfortunately, I don't have the bluescreen error details at the moment. I have however uploaded the 3 minidumps from the 3 occasions.

Is it possible that another part of the computer was damaged by the magnet? Ram?




A:Magnet damaged my harddrive. Replace harddrive but now bluescreens? (with minidump)

hi have you tried running your av and malware progs to eliminate this as a possible

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I presently have a 40GB....5200RPM...2MBcashe..HARD DRIVE

Will i see much improvement upgrading to a: 60GB.7200rpm..8MBcashe Hard Drive?

I can do it for about $40 ( Or should i wait,i expect to get a 200HD by the end of the year...)

A:SHOULD I UPGRADE: 40GB/5200 HardDrive-to-60GB/7200 HardDrive?

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I have pretty old secondary hard drive (11 years) and currently in power settings there is an option to put hard drive in sleep mode if it's been idle for X minutes. Is it a good idea to disable this setting and let the harddrive spin all the time, since as I know, frequently enabling/disabling hard drives makes more damage than never putting harddrive to sleep.

A:Harddrive health with harddrive auto-stop in idle

Is the drive going to sleep now ?

You should consider buying a new drive to replace that one, then copy your data over before it dies

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A:reformatted primary harddrive now cant access slave harddrive

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A:Solved: Backing up harddrive with another internal harddrive

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I am currently backing up weekly to a small external drive.. it is a small 20gigger. It has taken about 1 year or so to fill up. Now i am thinking long term.. i am considering purchasing a "network harddrive", one that is between 500gigz to 1tb. There is a smaller/more affordable Seagate external drive.. but it is not a "network harddrive".. it has 1.5tb.. versus a network drive that is about 2tb but it cost about 314.

My question is, thinking long term.. and considering the setup i have.. which is a regular PC acting as a server.. what should i get?

Your suggestions are appreciated

Thank you

A:Solved: Network Harddrive Vs Portable Harddrive

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I just recently bought a used computer to replace the one I had which died on me. For some reason, my old harddrive isn't being recognized as the main hard drive when I remove the new one and plug my old one in. Both harddrives are recognized when I have my old one plugged up with the extra power and IDE cable, so I was wondering if it is possible to copy the contents of my old drive to the new one and have it where it transfers all of my installed software over without having to reinstall everything?

A:Harddrive to harddrive data transfer?

So what you tried to do is get WinXP to boot after it was installed on a different computer. This usually does not work well unless the Motherboard onthe new computer is almost identical to the old one. At the very least you would want to uninstall all drivers that were istalled as part of the old motherboard then do a repair installation of Windows XP. Then again if your installation of Windows is an OEM version of Windows it is not legal to use it on a second computer even if the second computer is a replacement for the first. If this is a retail copy of Windows then you can do it. You would need also the drivers for the new system.. As far as transfering installed programs from one hard drive to another and have them work properly if at all, it is not likely that you will succeed in doing so as installed programs make changes to the registry so that windows will know where to go look for the files to operate these programs. Just transferring the programs will not make the changes needed to your registry that an installation would make.

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I just purchased these two items:

and the problem is that the coolmax enclosure wont read the harddrive. I installed it correctly (this is not my first 2.5 external hdd), and the computer detects the harddrive. It says that it is installed and ready to use, but now drive is popping up in "my computer". I dont think that the harddrive is to big for the enclosure, its only 40gb and most enclosures maxes out at 40gb. I could not find out what this enclosure's max compatibility is, so i hope that this is not the problem.

It is not the enclosure that is broken, because i put a different harddrive in the coolmax enclosure and it works. And i tried the Fujitsu hdd in another enclosure and it does not work. So it is definitly the hdd

The harddrive is a ATA-6 and the coolmax enclosure is a IDE ATA 100. I dont know what the 100 stands for, but i dont think that is the problem.

any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a gift for my girlfriend and i really want this to work.

A:2.5 harddrive enclosure will not read the harddrive

Have you foratted the drive? . . Windows will not "see" a drive until it has been formated.

Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . disc management . . right click on the drive and select format

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My desktop computer's motherboard was fried in a tragic lightning accident, but the hard drive is intact. I would like to purchase an enclosure for the hard drive and use it as an external hard drive. I'm posting here because I'm worried about compatibility.

Here are the hard drive details:
Seagate, S/N 90Z7588X
ST 380215A
P/N 9CY011-305
Firmware 3.AAD
Date code 08257
Barracude 7200.10
80 Gbytes

Will that work with any of these enclosures:

Thank you in advance for any help!

A:External Harddrive from Old Computer Harddrive

Any 3.5" IDE compatible drive enclosure will do the trick. I use a ThermalTake enclosure myself (same as MadDog and CompUSAs no-name brand).


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The harddrives are just normal IDE 120gb drives (the removed one is a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 and the one still in is a Barracuda Seagate). I don't understand why the first stopped working (it is at most 6 months old) and why the 2nd one's installation is not detected (it is only a month or 2 old). Up til today, my computer was working perfectly. At the moment my whole computer is useless and the fan is still making the same weird noise occasionally.


A:One harddrive died, other harddrive's XP not detected

Welcome to Techspot

It sounds like the Drive you removed was the Primary, so the system can't find an MBR.
Also if that is right did you change the Jumper on the Slave left in your box?
Buy a new Fan, why take a chance ?

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i would like to know if it would be a good idea to take her harddrive out and put it into another computer. id rather not put it into my computer (just in case something goes wrong) but my brother has a laptop and could we put her harddrive in his? just temporarily so we can get to those files.

is that the best idea? to transfer her harddrive? if so is it okay that its going into a laptop and not a desktop computer....

A:transfering harddrive (harddrive problem)

You're best bet it to get a 2.5 Adapter for laptop HDDs then you would take that adapter and connect it to a desktop CD-ROM IDE 2 channel 3.5 Ribbon cable goes into the adapter. There you could transfer files off that drive. That's how it's done in IT repair shop. Below cost $6.99.

can get it off here or try newegg or wherever you want go to a local store to get..

It also looks like this various version of the adapter

They all work..

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any help would be appreciated

A:make a dual boot pc into a single boot pc ,wheres the bcd stored?

The Vista bootloader and the Win 7 bootloader are the same.

I can't answer your question but my guess would be that the boot files on are on the Win 7 hard drive, if it's the latter install.

I'd probably just install EasyBCD on the Win 7 drive...and then see if it automatically recognizes the Vista install. If not, then manually add the Vista install to EasyBCD, making Win 7 the default. That should (IMO) ensure that Win 7 remains bootable. Then just format/remove the Vista drive.

A simple way to find to temporarily detach the Vista drive...and see if Win 7 boots. If it does, the files are on the Win 7 drive .


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A:Copy harddrive to new harddrive

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help lol

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Now the whole email program opens - in windows and windows live too

I want all my mail to be downloade to just 1 computer
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A:is harddrive going bad????

Hi, how you doing?

Well based on your facts, it looks like a few things.
1) You could have a corrupted MBR (Master Boot Record) which is preventing a proper boot up.

2) BIOS could be acting up. Check CMOS/RTC as well!

3) OR, Your drive might just be going bad..hopefully it's not.

I had a similar problem with a western digital device. Same symptoms and eventually just died on me. So what I did was call the manufacturer and they sent me another one after sending in the bad one. If you go this way make sure you get an RMA number!

You might want to back up your files in case it is a drive going bad. Other than that, hopefully my suggestions worked and like always there are plenty more ppl to offer suggestions.

Hope you find a solution!


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thanks alot,


does anybody know?

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A:8mm to Harddrive

Hi ghysong, and welcome to TSG.

From what I was able to read about it, the GameBridge should come bundled with a CD-ROM that allows recording to the hard drive.

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be reminded to have all your drivers downloaded and ready for install.

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EDIT: Do I need to format the drive before attempting to reinstall the OS and how? Or will the method of reinstalling the OS automatically format the drive?

A:New Harddrive

First of all, you don't need to order the exact same model hard drive. The same model will work, of course, but you could also take this as an opportunity to install a larger capacity drive (or even a smaller) or even switch to an ssd instead of an hdd. Unless your laptop is more than a few years old, a 2.5" SATA drive of any capacity should work.

The tool you linked to requires you to first have an ISO of an OS disk in order to write it to a USB and make a bootable USB from it. Does the laptop have a Windows sticker on the bottom with a Product Key? If so, you may be able to download an ISO of the OS.

Your best best is probably to order the recovery disk from the manufacturer. Not only will this install the OS, but it will also install all the required drivers and auxiliary programs. Unfortunately, it will also install any bloatware that came from the factory as well.

You do not need to format the drive beforehand.

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Hi all---
I need some help with my Windows XP harddrives--Currently my regular C: drive is makin lots of noise and Im afraid its gonna just crap out someday really soon-I have a second hdd already installed under the directory of F:, mainly for my music.

I have a third drive from a different computer, that was formatted for Windows XP-I tried putting that 3rd drive in place of my current f: drive to format it, however, windows wont let me format it, because it says "close all programs that are showing volume information on this drive" Nothing is open, all my other stuff is closed!

Basically what Im looking to do is use this 3rd drive as my new c: drive--Id like to get all of my current files an settings onto the new drive---I havent done this computer stuff in a while and I could definately use some advice, or help--or just what to do--im just afraid of losing all my stuff on my current C: drive--any help would be greatly apreciated!!


A:XP HardDrive Help

put the drive u are wanting to use a C: in as the C: is now place u're windows CD in format it and install install windows on it then put the old drive in and move the stuff over u need, assumuming u are going ot reinstall programs u need

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Very often when I wake up my computer, for a good 5 minutes the harddrive goes completely bozo and the system is extremely unresponsive since (I guess) it is in the process of waking up - in addition, when I look at task manager (even when observing "Show processes from all users") the majority of the RAM (>85%) is "System Idle Processes."

1) What is it doing, and how do I stop it?

2) Whatever is happening, why isn't it displayed?

Thanks - BTW, I had observed similar behavior with Vista.


A:What is harddrive/RAM doing???

It is waking thus it need to do stuff...are you wanting the computer to remain off?

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A:A Bad Harddrive?

can you get this information off of it?

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any help will be most welcome

A:second harddrive

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hey guys gota RIDICULOUS problem
i got a new maxtor 200 GB intenral hard drive and installed in in my computer

after making it SECONDARY MASTER and my Other hard drive which has Windows xP in it as a Primary Master i dont see my new hard drive in my computer..

when i go to device manager it shows that the new hard drive is installed and is working fine i checked the everest home edition storage devices and its installed ..but i cant see it in my computer so how am i gona save stuff in it?

please help

A:Cannot see my New Harddrive

Most likely you need to create a new partition, and then format the drive, go to the windows help and type :"creating a new partition" and then follow the instructions after you select create a partition or logical drive using windows interface. Hope that helps.

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My two hard drives are getting super hot. So hot u cant touch them. Is this an issue? They are no where near full. Both are 150GB drives.

A:Hot Harddrive???

Yes, it's an issue. Generally, hard drives should run at approximately 60C or less. On the machine I am on right now the drive is running at 31C. Your chassis MAY have poor front intake ventilation.

I've been using these coolers for a few years, and have found them to be very good.

The screws that come with the unit that attach the cooler frame to the drive are terrible, but it hasn't presented a problem for me since I have several hundred screws available. You should be able to find replacement screws for a few cents at most any hardware
or electronics store.

I don't know how much space you have available, but they do take up almost as much space as a drive. If you have a large hard drive cage, then there should be no problems installing them.

Also, check you chassis and see if you have a position for mounting a chassis fan in front of the drives.

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A:is it my harddrive?

more data
like size of drive and type
MB and cpu
I don't think at this point it's the drive
most of your software isn't setup for 64bit anyway
64 bit is just backwards compatable
If you legally own your xp look up how to make a slipstreamed copy with spk2 loaded

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A:HardDrive Help!!!

Take a look HERE.

Regards Howard

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Does this sound like a corrupted Win XP installation or a dying harddrive?
This is a customer's computer so I don't know who installed this OS. They just tell me that some guy helped them to reinstall Windows and that the computer don't want to load.
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A:XP or harddrive?

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A:new harddrive help

Go to control panel, admin tools, computer management, disk management, right click on the drive and format it. You can assign a drive name at the format. After that, the drive letter and name should show up in "my computer".

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Just wanted to know if I can plug it up to the other computer and just transfer the memory off the harddrive from the dead computer to the harddrive in the other one.

A:harddrive help

You are better off buying a external usb hard drive enclosure, put the hard drive in it (follow the manufacturers instructions) then you can connect it to any PC using a usb cable and copy your data off.

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Cheers In Advance,

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Send it back to the manufacturer. Visit the web site of the maker leave "support" a contact message with the problem.
They should give you a price and shipping instructions.

Worth a try.

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Alright I am running windows 2000 pro and the other day I went and tried to get into my bearshare and it said that all of my space was gone to download so I went into my computer and checked and there was nothing left on my hard drive not a single byte but about 2 days before it had 7 gigs
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Alright I am not talking about that program I am talking about why my computer is having stuff put on harddrive with out me doing anything. such as I clear my zip folder come back in an hour and I have no free space on my computer like somehting is being put on my comp or something I have no idea this does not relate to and p2p programs I wanted to know if its virus or spyware or what the hell it could be

A:can anyone help me with harddrive

If you run P2P applications, you can expect such problems. You are sharing your system with god knows who.

Remove bearshare and any other P2P, scan with an up to date AV program, Adaware, Spybot and see if that helps.

Or post a HiJackThis log, once all P2P has gone.

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Whats happening is if you don't have a valid partition windows cannot recognise the drive.
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A:new harddrive

Well you don't have a bootable disk. Nothing will change that fact. You will need either the recovery disk that came with the Dell (or buy a new one from Dell...) or a real Windows installation disk.

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Hey there everyone, I recently got a new graphics card and a new HDD, I picked up the Radeon Sapphire HD 6950 and a 1TB HDD, but here is the problem I am having right now, my computer is not picking up the HDD which is probably normal, I am uncertain how to even access it at this point because I am new to setting up a new HDD but what I wanted to do is install Windows Vista 64bit and then upgrade it to Windows 7 64bit, but here is the problem my CD/DVD drive does not work and it won't even power on at boot up, and I have tried to unplug it and plug it back in, and I have a secondary cd/dvd drive that won't boot up either.. any ideas?

A:Harddrive and CD/DVD rom

For the DVD DRIVE -Try updating to the latest chipset drivers which will update the storage driver -
I that doesnt work go here and download and install the Intel Matrix Storage driver - if you get an error and it wont install just skip it as you havent AHCI enabled in the bios -
Try this filter fix if that doesnt work : Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

To do with the hard drive - type "Create and format hard disk partitions" in the start search and select - find the drive:
To initialize new disks:
In Disk Management, right-click the disk you want to initialize, and then click Initialize Disk.
In the Initialize Disk dialog box, select the disk(s) to initialize. You can select whether to use the master boot record (MBR) or GUID partition table (GPT) partition style. Choose Master boot record.
Note The disk is initialized as a basic disk.

Additional considerations
New disks appear as Not Initialized. Before you can use a disk, you must first initialize it. If you start Disk Management after adding a disk, the Initialize Disk Wizard appears so you can initialize the disk.

You then need to create a new partition (volume) and format it and finally if you are going to install vista and upgrade it to W7 the new disk needs to be marked as active (right click selected drive for all options).

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from the loads of reading that i have done on this and other boards, i have come to the conclusion that the harddrive on my friend's IBM thinkpad is toasted.

when i did a diagnostic on it, it came up with dev 017, err 22, fru ...

and of course when i regular load it, it asks me to supply a working disk/device and then press f1, and comes up with an I9990305 error.

soooo, she has asked me to go ahead and buy a new harddrive.

it is an IBM thinkpad 600e type 2645-5au.
the harddrive "was" a 6.4GB ATA/IDE model DK239A-65 hitachi hard disk drive (i am just reading this off the disk)

and i told her that it would cost her about $100 to replace it.

are there any suggestions for who to buy from or what kind to get? i am not having much luck finding a list of compatible thinkpad harddrives. because from my understanding, this particular harddrive is no longer being made (IBM P/N :37L5768)

oh, and everything else checked out fine on the diagnostic.

A:need new harddrive

It will probably cost you more than $100 to replace a laptop hard drive. I would look on IBM's site first and then go looking at online stores. All drives for laptops are not the same and will not work in all laptops so be careful.

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If my hard drive in my HP died, and I wanted a new one, if I went and bought the same brand, and type just more capacity, could I just put it in and it would work if it was brand new? Someone told me something about not being able to just throw a hard drive in a computer. I am seeing if this is true.


A:New Harddrive?

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I bought 200GB Seagate and it's broken the week after I use it.
I also had 200GB maxtor on my other computer, and it's just died yesterday after a year and 2 months.
What the hell is wrong with the HD that I bought.

Please let me know which one is a good brand that you can think of.

A:Which harddrive is the best one.


Have you ever been hit by lightening??????????? You have had such bad luck. I have used most of the drives listed and Maxtor is (you asked for a personal opinion) heads and shoulders above the rest. Besides that, their return service is quick and fair if you have problems. I will always choose their products as long as they serve well. I have run some of their drives for six or seven years so far without problems, so I vote for Maxtor.

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This has probably been asked before. I presently have a mother board with Sata Drive connectors. Is there anyway to use an SSD hard drive with this mother board?

A:SSD Harddrive

Yes. The connections on an SSD are the same as any other sata hard drive.

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The harddrive on my dell deminsion 4600 went out today. Im trying to put another one in but not having any luck. The computer sees the drive but the drive is formatted and empty. My dell oerrating system Win xp will not boot so i can put XP on this new drive. Trying to boot to cd rom. Any suggestion here or am i out of luck. Thanks


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I am looking for the best harddrive from Western Digital -never owned one before...

I need feedback from you guys for an affordable model, under $60...around $50 will be great..i want 250gb...
don't need any extra stuff; just good and relaiability.

I have randomly picked this model: $44 now, was $65


250GB capacity, 5400RPM, 8MB cache, 12ms average seek time and 5.5ms average latency.
perfect replacement HD for Xbox 360 and PS3.

what do you think?

oh and btw, if there's a similar model with same specs that you guys know for a lot less, i guess wifey and i can get 2 of feel free to consider that too...Thanks a lot.

A:Best Harddrive

Are you looking for a hard drive for laptop, Netbook, or Desktop PC. All are different sizes.

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