Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

I have a Maxtor media drive attached to my HP computer. I tried to open a file on it and it froze up and slowed the whole computer down. I can no longer access the drive. I tried to attach it to another computer and it had the same effect on the other computer.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 538 Answers

Hmmm..well..that may mean that the computer is still in access mode...turn it off..plug into original computer..insert installation cd in drive,,..run set up from cd..should ask for you to turn on the drive somewhere in that sequence..

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HOw do i reset my computer to where its practiclly new?


Restoring an HP computer to factory settings requires that you do a system recovery.
There are two types of recovery for HP computers: destructive and non-destructive.

Destructive recovery will reformat your hard drive, destroying all data and reinstalling the operating system and additional software according to the factory configuration.

Non-destructive, or "system," recovery will repair your Windows installation, replacing any damaged or missing system files and restoring the registry to the factory setting.

Non-destructive recovery is the best option if you are unable to back up your user data before running system recovery.Restoring with CDs


Back up all crucial user files if you are able to do so.
If your computer will not burn CDs, use flash drives of 4GB or higher to store your data.

Alternatively, you can use your network to transfer files.
You can then back up your data to CDs at your leisure.

Detach peripheral devices such as removable media drives, USB drives and your printer before recovering.

Also remove any additional hard drives by disconnecting the cable from the back of the computer.
Leave your monitor, mouse and keyboard attached to the computer.

Shut down your computer.
Place the first recovery CD in the CD drive.

If your recovery files are written on a partition, you may be able to select system recovery from the splash screen and your computer starts.
Select the recovery option you would like to use.
To perform a destructive recovery, click the "Advanced" menu option.

Select "Destructive Recovery" and click "Next."
To perform a non-destructive, or system, recovery, click "Next" from the opening screen.
Watch the computer while it is recovering to the factory settings.
Watch for any errors, as the computer will wait indefinitely for a response from you, slowing down recovery time.

Also, you may need to insert additional recovery CDs as the recovery program requests them. Restoring With Recovery Manager

Click the Windows "Start" menu, type "Recovery" in the Search field and press "Enter."
Click "Advanced Options," choose "System Recovery" and select "Next."
If you are prompted to use Microsoft's recovery program, select "No."
Choose the option to back up your files, if you haven't done it already.
Once that is complete, choose "Next" to begin reformatting the drive and returning the system to factory settings. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-and/How-do-I-RESTORE-my-system-to-the-original-factory-settings/td-p/50113

Dec 08, 2013 | HP PC Desktops

1 Answer

I think a virus running real slow


Hello,

If it's in the internet browser only and not the whole computer, then try using a different website browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

If the whole computer is slowing down, then run a full anti-virus scan. If no viruses are found, then do a disc clean up. GO to start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disc Clean up

Delete all unneccessary files. Just put a check mark on all. After that, restart your computer. Install or update the device drivers - You can use RadarSync to update them all so that you won't miss any outdated driver in the computer.

I hope this helps!

If you have any questions, please drop me a line.

David

Feb 21, 2013 | HP Media Center 864N PC Desktop

1 Answer

When i open an attachment i goto windows media center


What type of attachment it is? Is it JPEG(image), or Word File or , Excel File? To open the file type you should select the proper application. You can try the following thing while opening your e-mail attachment. right click on the Attachment which you have download and select Open With. It'll show you the list of application through which you can view your attachment. In your case i thing Window Media player is selected by default that why when ever you try to open it keeps on opening in Media Player.
First try to know what type of mail attachment you are getting, If you have Word file then select Open with "Microsoft word", If any image then Select "windows picture and fax viewer".
If it is a .PDF file type then you should open it with Adobe Reader(IF you don't have Adobe reader then You need to download it from net to few it.
Similarly if it is ZIP. file then you must have Win ZIP software to open it.


I hope you understand what i mean to say and Hope it'll work for you. :))

Jul 27, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario SR5421F Desktop ...

1 Answer

Hi .... I tried to plug in an external USB drive that had previoulsy been attached to my PVR. Runnign Win 7 Ultimate. Got message about an INITIO driver being installed and then the drive access light...


is the usb drive still attached? if so, unplug it from the pc and see if this fixes the boot issue. If so, you most likely have your bios set up to boot from usb first. You can either change this order or remove the usb drive every time you reboot.
  • Open in Google Docs Viewer
  • Open link in new tab
  • Open link in new window
  • Open link in new incognito window
  • Download file
  • Copy link address
  • Edit PDF File on PDFescape.com

Feb 26, 2011 | HP GX612AA Pavilion Media Center M8330F...

3 Answers

XP won't start, system32 file corrupted


First thing I would do is take the hard drive out and find another system you can put it in as a slave drive. Then back up all your files including the installation setup on D drive. If you see \WINDOWS\system32\config\system and it doesn't mention a specific file name it could mean the whole directory is bad. When you have this hard drive in another system run a diagnostic program from the manufacturer of the drive and see if it has problems. You could also run scan disc I guess but try to recover your files first before doing that. If it says a specific file name when it boots up you can extract that from an installation CD if you know which .cab file to look in. If you can back up your files that you need and the hard drive checks out as good, I would recommend just doing a fresh installation rather than try to fix the problems. They may be rather extensive to fix and a fresh installation eliminates the software being the problem and if you have further problems then you'll know it's hardware.

Sep 30, 2009 | HP Pavilion a340n (DQ099AABA) PC Desktop

2 Answers

I have recently purchased a new p.c. i didnt want to lose my files from my old p.c so i bought a maxtor 500gb external hard drive to back up my files and put them onto my new p.c, i am a novice and not...


It's important to lose your files from time to time, but you can also use a migration tool to help you, or just pull the drive from the old machine to keep spare in the new machine (and put a fresh drive in the old machine unless you are going to recycle it.)  Imaging the old drive won't work if you have much encryption going on.

  It's simple to observe: Know what you're doing!  Read books on PC operating systems (e.g. bsd and windows) and keep very good track of what you want to preserve and what you could be doing better.

Jul 31, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Maxtor locked drives


Please try this maxtor HDD Unlock Wizard it should help if not contact maxtor directly

May 24, 2008 | HP Pavilion a450n PC Desktop

1 Answer

Maxtor onetouch 4 mini 160gb used as back up


Yes you do. If you don't have them they are available from the manufacturer but for some reason they want you to email them with the serial number of the drive.

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=ot4-mini&vgnextoid=7fd5783de3444110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

erch.

Mar 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Help with Maxtor onetouch 4


The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini is a portable hard drive, with USB interface.

What you have to do is, just connect your Maxtor OneTouch 4 MiniT to the one end of USB cable, after that insert he other end to your laptop USB por.

Wait for few moments your operating system will read your new connected portable hard drive.

After that you can find a new drive letter in your My Computer, thats for your portable disk drive.

thanks
Iqbal

Mar 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

My acer powers up but shut down at the windowsME screen.


It sounds like you may have some corrupted system files. You should be able to repair them using your Windows XP installation CD and the steps out-lined in this article. http://www.short-media.com/review.php?r=313

Sep 29, 2006 | AcerPower Se PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

22 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18304 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...