Will reinstalling Netowrk Drive (E.B.Disk) delete everything on
We have just moved offices so we had to disconnect hard drives and what not and reconnect in the new office. Unfortuantely, I can not view our LaCie Ethernet Big Disk on my computer (Windows XP). There is a large yellow uestion mark on the device in the device manager panal. It is telling me it was installed incorrectly, but I was able to view it in our old office perfectly fine. Although, there was a large yellow explanation point on the device in the device manager panal when we were at our old office.
I have an option to reinstall, but I don't know if that would erase everything on the hard drive. Will it?? Any info on this would be great!
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Wait.. If you have this hard drive it should be connected using network adapter right? you make it sound like it is connected through USB. Reinstalling the driver on your pc is not a bad idea and it will remove the hard drive files. I suggest go to another pc and search from there. Also, find out the network ip address of that hard drive. If it is plugged in to the network switch then it would be easy for you to access the files even without installing the drivers. accessing the drives and shared folder: start-> run and type in \\harddriveIP\sharedfolder
if you don't know the ip use the software lookatlan to search for it.
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Use MySafe to back up the files stored on the Ethernet Disk mini Home to
an attached USB storage device. This way, if files on the Ethernet Disk
mini are damaged or accidentally deleted, you can restore them to their
original locations. There are three main steps to using MySafe,Connecting an external USB hard drive,Backing up files to the external USB hard drive,Restoring files to the Ethernet Disk mini (if necessary) Before you can back up files, you need to connect a hard drive to your
Ethernet Disk mini via the USB port on the back. Use a hard drive that is USB 2.0 compatible. While connecting an external hard drive make sure your Ethernet Disk mini is turned on and connected to your network.Turn on the external USB hard drive.Connect the external hard drive's USB cable to the USB port on the back
of the Ethernet Disk mini, just like you would connect the external
hard drive to your computer.Confirm that the drive is
properly connected. Log in and click on the Administer HipServ link.
Click on USB External Storage under System. To back up files, navigate to the file or folder you want to back up to
the external hard drive and click on the disk icon in the "Backup"
column of the file list.When you back up files to MySafe, the
Ethernet Disk mini duplicates the file path in MySafe so that everything
you back up is organized in MySafe just as in its original location.
So, if you copy a file from MyLibrary, a MyLibrary folder will appear in
MySafe, with all folders leading to the backed up file.
Always click the Safely Remove Drive button on the USB External Storage
before unplugging your MySafe external hard drive. Wait for the
interface to change and for the Use Drive button to appear before
disconnecting the USB cable from the Ethernet Disk mini. Failure to safely remove your external hard drive before
disconnecting the USB cable can cause data loss and/or damage the drive.
Always use the Safely Remove Drive feature when disconnecting an
external hard drive.
Depends on what you are using the hard drive for. For example if this hard drive is going to be used for multimedia then I would recommend a hard drive around 120Gb to 1TB, but if it's for a small office with MS Windows XP installed it should be just enough to host the operating system and a limited amount of programs, hope this help, best of luck
If by "restore" you mean that you are reinstalling Windows onto the disk-drive, to restore Windows to the "as-shipped-from-the-factory" condition, then a failure of that operation can be caused by either of three conditions:
* I/O errors reading files from the CD/DVD disks (due to dust/fingerprints on the bottom of the disks),
* I/O errors writing files to the disk-drive,
* an intermittent problem with the computer's motherboard or RAM, causing "random" failures when using the computer.
So, on another computer, take the CD/DVD disks, and try to copy the entire contents (namely up to 4.7 GB) onto the 'C:' drive, watching for any "I/O errors" during the file-copy operation.
If the file-copy completes successfully, then the copy of the files can be deleted.
If no errors occur, then it's time to suspect that the disk-drive itself is failing.
Buy a new disk-drive, and disconnect the old disk-drive, and connect the new disk-drive,
and restart the "restore" operation. If the "restore" fails on the new disk-drive,
then it's time to suspect that the motherboard has a problem.
Well you can ONLY transfer/Move DATA as Programs and Documents & Settings and User Directories, cannot be shifted at all. So It is only the Files and Data that can be Moved off a drive.
To gain space back, Right Click on the HDD, go to properties, in properties Under the general, tab the first window, select disk cleanup, remove everything in those boxes and after, that look under Tools tab, & do a disk defragment. This may get you space back. If not you may have to get a new bigger drive, and clone your old drive, then install the new drive and reinstall the Cloned image back onto the new drive?
From the "Start" menu, look in "Accessories".
One of the accessories is a "disk cleanup tool". Run it.
It will also delete all your "Temporary Internet Files" that Internet Explorer has created.
Now that you have "moved" your pictures and movies,
what will you do if your external hard-drive "dies",
taking your _only_ copy of those files to its grave?
It's time to buy a *NEW* "internal" disk-drive, e.g., 400GB for under $100 for a "laptop" disk-drive, reinstall Windows onto it, and copy (not "move") all your files from the external disk-drive to the new disk-drive.
1. You need to check how much free disk space is available on your laptop.
2. You need to check what duplicated files you have on both the laptop and the external hard drive and which is the latest version.
3. You need to decide to move the latest versions of the data files from the external hard drive to the laptop. This automatically delete these from the external hard drive. The older versions on the external hard drive can be deleted.
4. Now you need to check how much data is stored on your external hard drive.
5. If the amount of data stored on the external hard drive exceeds the available disk space on the laptop, then you cannot copy these files to the laptop.
6. If you have sufficient disk space on the laptop you can copy the data from the external hard drive to the laptop. I suggest you make a folder to copy this data to it.
You can now delete all the data from the external hard drive or you can format the external hard drive to make a clean external hard drive.
Its probably formatted not to use the entire space of the disk, is there another partition or "D" drive where your restore/backup stuff is? That could be take up the rest of the space. Hard disks are always described as being a certain size but can be formatted by windows tlo split up the drive into smaller chunks called partitions. Your C drive/partition might be way less then 30Gb therefore only showing up as 22Gb
Formatting a drive means resetting it to manufacturer settings
And deleting everything in there, this solves most of hard
Disk problems, mp3s ipods ect..
if its powering on without being connected to anything do the following.
connect it via usb cable to your pc, or if it’s a hard drive its already connected. click on start, right click on my computer and go to manage in the table select, "storage" then "disk management" in that table find the drive that relates to your mp3 player if its not there "buy a new mp3 this is faulty" if its there then right click on it and select "new partition" you just next next everything and then format it and after a while it shows "healthy2 unplug it, plug it back on and that's it your drive is fully working now move what ever you want to it just like before.
Please one hard drive main disk and second one is slave so like this please remove the jumper for second one so first one is having the vista os (SATA) your computer will run normaly then attach the seond hard drive as slave (remove juper drive) you can see the dat (PATA)