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Make a cd from hard drive

I would like to know how to make a cd from my hard drive aqnd the remove the file from the hard drive. I am a new bee at this

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You need a utility that will do a drive image. There are many that cost and there are free ones.
Here is a link to DriveImage with instructions on how to use it. I beleive this one is free.

http://lifehacker.com/software/feature/hot-image-your-pcs-hard-drive-with-driveimage-xml-326086.php

You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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it sounds like there has been some sort of corruption of the files on the hard disk. You should see about booting from the Windows installation CD / DVD and copying all the files that are of importance to you (documents, photos, music, etc.) on to an external hard drive connected to the USB port or installed as a slave drive internally. Once you have saved all the files you need, shut off the PC and disconnect / remove the drive with your files. Then reinstall Windows again. Once done, shut off the PC and reconnect the drive with your files and copy them back to the hard drive and you should be good to go unless he drive is beginning to fail - in which case purchasing a new hard drive would be a good idea.

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System equipment, if so then Put Operating disk in CD drive and check
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2. Change your computer's boot sequence. To do this, you must change your computer's setup and the option that controls which device your computer uses to start from. Make sure that you select a device that has boot files (or operating system files) installed. Normally, this would be your hard drive.

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You haven't said what you were doing when you got these messages. Regardless, it could be a virus and because of that, I would do the following:

Obtain a second hard drive to copy to; install it in the same machine. It does not need to be bootable. Download and burn (or have a friend do it for you) a bootable CD that includes NTFS file tools, such as The Ultimate Boot CD or BartPE. Boot from the CD, then use it to copy your important files from old hard drive to new one.

This method is preferable to installing this problem hard drive in another Windoze computer because if it is a virus, you could infect that computer too. If it's your friend's computer, they won't be your friend any more after you do that!

Once you have your files copied, remove the spare hard drive, format the original one (using the same boot CD if you like) and reinstall your operating system.

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If the post screen is saying no HDD installed then you have remove the hard drive from the machine as soon as possible before it fails completely and you loose all the data you have on it.

As soon as you have a new HDD installed and an operating system on it you can then connect the bad hard drive as a slave device either in an external case or internal for the time being so you can get your data from it.



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Good day sir, hi, lets review first some of the reasons why windows xp cannot be installed on your PC, here are the possibilities :
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  2. A memory module (ram) or some are defective, you get the blue screen with all sorts of warnings and data you can't understand and numbers you don't know. Check your ram modules. To be sure have it tested on another PC. If bad, replace it.
  3. Your memory should be aleast 128 mb or more for windows XP to install properly.
  4. Your CD/DVD drive is bad or selective of the CDs it reads, you may need to check the drive.
  5. your hard drive is bad, or has to much bad sectors near the boot area, where windows install its system and boot files, you have no choice but to replace it with a new one, or else you cannot format the old one no matter how.
Thats it, if I miss something, let me know, send me error messages to diagnose it properly.

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Maybe I can help;
When I install a new hard drive I like to re-install the operating system (OS) as well. Unfortunatly this wipes out all your files.
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One other thing you can consider if you don't have an external hard drive is purchasing a hard drive enclosure for your old hard drive. You can find them at Best Buy. I paid about $30. Its just a case and usb cord you can use as an external hard drive and also copy any files you can still access on this old drive over to your new one.

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