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My harddrive opens but wont let me play my music off it

Every time i plug it in i open it and click the cd i want to play but windows says that the music cant be found in that location or has been deleted

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    Arther Scott May 11, 2010

    Let's assume you are talking about Windows Media Center. You should have the play do the updates and add or search your system for new music, it first has to be associated with the program to play.

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Becouse it is not there, u can only se shourtcuts. Try clicking on the files by right click, then propertys and u will see that it is shourtcut.

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Cd drive not working


try another cd like a music cd or if its a dvd rom try a dvd. could be a bad disc also try rebooting the computer

Dec 28, 2011 | Hard Drives

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Trying to find the operators manual for prestige desktop hard drive super speed usb 3.0 ,2 tb


The general directions is to plug the USB cable from the IOmega Prestige into any available (Open) USB port.

To open, (Access) the contents on the harddrive, double-click on the drive letter that corresponds with the IOmega.

In WinXP left-click on Start, then on My Computer.
In Win Vista and Win7 left-click on the Windows logo button, then on Computer.

You will see there are different drive letters;

Drive A: is reserved for a Floppy Drive. Older computers
Drive C: is for the Harddrive. (Hard Disk)
Drive D: is reserved for a recovery drive, or an optical drive (CD/DVD drive)
Drive E: is reserved for an optical drive, usually.

Drive letters beyond these are usually under the heading, Devices with Removable Storage

One of these drive letters should correspond with the IOmega.

Suggest, IOmega not plugged in, go to My Computer, or Computer, and look at the devices connected to the various drive letters.

Now plug the IOmega in, and see if it shows up next to a drive letter.
(Give the computer BIOS a few seconds)

Where there was NO device shown BEFORE, there should now be a device shown.
{No device shown before, but now there is. May not state IOmega, just external storage, or similar}

DOUBLE-click on the device shown.

For example:

I have drive letters C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: and K:

Drive letter C: is for my harddrive.
Drive letter D: is for a recovery drive. (Partition in harddrive reserved for recovery)
Drive letter E: is for an optical drive (CD/DVD drive)

Drive letters F through K are reserved for an external storage device.
Whether it be an external harddrive, or flashdrive, or what have you.

IF you find the drive letter that corresponds with the IOmega DOUBLE-click right on it.
If nothing happens, or if there is no device shown when the IOmega is plugged in, there is a problem with the IOmega.

Hard to believe IOmega is still having problems with their external harddrives.

In the past they were having problems with a small circuit board located inside the IOmega's case.

[ A circuit board is a PCB.
Printed Circuit Board

For example a computer mouse has a small PCB in it,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mouse_printed_circuit_board_both_sides_IMG_0959a.JPG ]

The small circuit board is an Interface Board.

It connects the harddrive inside the IOmega's plastic case, to a USB cable, and this allows the harddrive inside to be plugged into a USB port on a computer.

As mentioned inside the plastic outer case (External enclosure) of the IOmega is a harddrive.
(Hard Disk drive; proper speak)

Harddrives are measure across their Width. There are two current types used;
A laptop size harddrive, and a desktop size harddrive.

A Laptop size harddrive is 2.5 inches across in width. (2 and a half inches, or 6.4cm)
A Desktop size harddrive is 3.5 inches across in width. (Or 8.9cm)

There are two technologies used;
IDE (PATA) or SATA

I'm sure the harddrive inside susanbrenton is a SATA unit.
I BELIEVE, it is a laptop size harddrive (2.5)

Point?

If there is data (Information) on the IOmega that you must have, you may wish to buy an inexpensive external enclosure, remove the harddrive from the IOmega, and install it into the external enclosure.

The external enclosure has a plastic case (Enclosure), and a small circuit board inside. It has a USB cable, or connector, just like the IOmega does.

Once you install the IOmega harddrive inside the case, the case is closed, and it's USB cable is plugged into a computer.
(Just like the IOmega. You are just replacing the small circuit board essentially)

Once you have the IOmega's case open, and can view the internal harddrive, measure the width of the harddrive.
Buy the appropriate external enclosure.

This is one example of an external enclosure for a 2.5 SATA harddrive,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

This is one example of a external enclosure for a 3.5 SATA harddrive,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2145406&CatId=2780

Basic instructions on how to open an IOmega Prestige external enclosure (Case):

1) There are two Philips head screws on the Back of the case.
These are removed.
Once removed a the oblong panel on the end comes off.

2) You can now see the harddrive inside. Pull from the Front, and remove the harddrive out of the case.

3) The harddrive is attached with screws to a metal carrier. (Bracket, essentially)
Remove the screws, remove the harddrive.

Basic example, the harddrive will look like this,

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=0A26923-NDW-R&cat=HDD


For additional questions please post in a Comment, (Believe upper right of your page)

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Hello i just bought a samsung n250 netbook which says it should have 250gb harddrive, but when i go onto the harddrive says its only 94gb?


Is it possible that you have multiple partitions? on the drive?

Check the Disk management utility in windows to find this out.

To open the disk management utility, Right click on "My Computer" (in windows XP) or "Computer" (in Windows Vista and 7) and press manage. then click on disk management in the window that opens up and it will tell you if you have multiple partitions.

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WINDOWS 7 DOES NOT OPEN HARD DRIVE


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Hello I my hard drive has stopped working the disk is still spinning but my PC can't locate the drive help


Hello fhammonds_ar to fix the 'problem. Take these steps.
  • First, click to open the Computer, by clicking on the "Computer," paul7of9_91.jpg
on your "Desktop Screen" paul7of9_96.jpg or click on the "Start Button. paul7of9_92.jpg In the (right shortcut menu), select to open the Computer by {Right clicking} on it.
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in the "Device with Removable Storage area." paul7of9_97.jpg
  • If the area is (Blank)?
  • Go to and select All Programs, by clicking on the Start Button.
  • Scroll to find the Media Disk Player.
  • You made need to (Setup) your [CD / DVD Player].
  • Open the Player by {2x clicking} on it, or "right click."
  • Select to "Setup / Install the Player.
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  • Restart the Computer, afterwards.

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I want to transfer data from my old computer to my new conputer using my Segate 500 GB back up drive. How do I do that?


First, you need to choose all the files you want to back up and put that into a folder then plug in your external harddrive click "my computer and double click your external hard drive and it will open another window. just drag all the folders that you want to backup and paste that to the new open windows which is your hard drive then thats it. just remove the external harddrive correctly and wait for the file to be complete transferred.

hope this helps. please rate my solution thanks.

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How can i downlord song in cd


You have burn the cd as a Audio cd. All you need a blank cd and a nice cd burning tool such as Nero.

Just install the Nero onto your system, then put the cd in and click on Make Audio cd on Nero and follow the on screen instructions.

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Will not load


Open up your PC. And from the windows menu, left Click to open, Settings, Control panel, and the Add
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Growling, squealing noise on start up. Then it usually goes away. But sometimes it remains less noisy when running, sometimes goes away all together.


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Or, you can open start and click run, then type chkdsk.

Maxtor also offers a few tools to check for bad sectors on your drive, as well as the Ultimate Boot CD has some tools, found at ultimatebootcd.com.

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Lots of problems


That problem is caused by viruses and nothing else, so clean your machine, but in the time being u can access the harddrive and cd by opening it from the address bar.

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