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How can someone run anything on a drive that has dissapeared

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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You might need to run check disk on that drive and disk defragment.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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Hard disk maintenance should be carried once a month to make your computer run efficiently. This removes redundant and temporary files, recovers disk space and speed up hard disk access. Disk Cleanup should be done first - Click My Computer - then right click on the C drive then click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup - let it examine the C drive then it will calculate the amount of disk space it will recover, tick all the boxes to recover the maximum disk space and then Click OK and then Yes to perform these actions. If you have a D drive then repeat these steps on this drive too. Next the C drive needs to be Defrag. This process converts fragmented files into continuous files and this speeds up disk access and makes the hard disk not work as hard. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Defragmenter - click to highlight the C drive and click Analyse - then click Defragment. When this is completed repeat these steps for the D Drive if you have a D drive. Disk Cleanup and Defrag can take a long time to complete, especially if these tasks have not been for a long time.

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Check the BIOS to see if the hard disk is detected, if not open the case and re-seat the data cable on the hard drive and also where it connects to the motherboard disk controller.
If it still gives this error message and the BIOS does not detect this hard drive, then the hard drive is probably faulty.

To get the computer operating again, install a new hard drive in your computer and then install Windows on this hard drive plus the computer's device drivers and your programs.

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Install Windows onto the new disk-drive.
Then, buy an adapter (USB connector at one end, and adapter for a disk-drive at the other end).
Connect the old disk-drive to the adapter, and connect it to a USB port on your computer.
Copy all your important stuff from the old disk-drive to the new disk-drive.
All your files will be there, even though the "essential" files that you need to start-up Windows have been corrupted.

Finally, buy an external disk-drive, and use it to create weekly backups of your stuff.
Do NOT delete the files from your disk-drive, to leave the ONLY copy of your files on the external drive.

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You instaled the restore disk onthe new HD?

this is a problem with the drive,

try using a different power plug for the drive, check that every thing is pluged in all the way on the drive side and mother board side,
check the jumper in the back of the drive make sure its in the right spot,

If the restore disk worked with the new drive try to rerun them,

It could be a bad drive or bad install,, the restore disk look ok clean?

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1. If the CD/DVD drive tray not open.

Open "My computer" windowsand select the CD drive . "Right click" onthe CD drive.You will get apop up windows with the "Eject" option.

If it open that's means the power supply is ok

2. If the DVD drive is not showing on my computer windows or the DVD is not detect the CD/DVD disk

Tofix the problem we need to delete the UpperFilters andLowerFiltersregistry key for more details about the troubleshootingstep please follow the below link.
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I cannot read my western digital external hard drive from my macintosh. Was there last week, but disapeared when I started my computer today. Any suggestions?


Unplug the power cord , have your computer boot completely then plug in your hard drive again.

This next bit is a bit unorthodox but as you plug in the power can you hear it spin up ?

if not i think that the power module inside the case is faulty

If it does spin up hopefully your macintosh can detect it now , im not to familiar with macintosh's but i think dirvers are apart of the windows world so either uninstall the drivers (if any) and reinstall if none check the usb or firewire cable is properly plugged in , if so check the usb or firewire cord works by trying it on another device or purchasing a new one and testing it on your hard drive.

If none of that works i suggest you get a replacement on warranty if the data on the disk is easily replaceable , if it isnt you can open the case, remove the hard drive and buy a external hard drive enclosure kit and use the hard drive in that.

Sorry i can't be of more assistance but the macworld is very foreign to me

Goodluck and please don't forget to rate :D

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