It possible to run 2 differant os on 2 differant hd on 1 compute
Wondering if possible to have 2 drives with differant operating systems to be installed and run on one computer,if so how do i do it.have windows me on one hd and windows xp on other hd. computer is a compaq presario with windows me installed on it.windows xp is on d2046 emachine that is dead but want to save whats on drive.
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You just do not drop in a replacement hard drive from another working computer and expect it to work. The replacement hard drive is now in a "foreign" environment and often will not work to protect the existing operating system. If you have the operating system disks you may be able to do a "repair" operation where the OS is given a chance to adjust to is new environment and install new drivers. If not, then all you can do is format the replacement unit and re install all of the software; everything is one drive is lost and you start from square one.
well the size of drive has a few issues that need clarification can you provide actual model number from under the netbook and operating system. Also what 1 tb drive are you considering. There is a subtle difference among them and not universally exchangable(no matter what they say)
let me know this information and then we'll find a quick answer
Hello, Install it another computer which is running well.If your Hdd run well in that computer ,change the USB cable .If the HDD can not run in another pc you think, you have lost data.Because that Hdd cant run any more. If the problem is same. follow the step R_click on my computer>Properties>Hardware>Device manager>uninstall all the usb ,one after one . After UN install all the usb, restart your PC . If the problem , is same as before , Insert your OS in the cd tray > press Win key + R>type sfc /scannow (please take a space between sfc and front slash)>hit enter .Again you will restart the PC. If the problem is same please change the Hard disk.
1. Please connect you external HD to your computer
2. Fat32 can only handle a limited amount of data
3.Go to the Control Panel
4. Open up Administrative Management
5. Open Computer Management
6. Open Disk Management
7. In the denter panel you will see your Maxtor expressed
8. Right click on the drive
9. Click format
10. Choose NTFS
if not given the coice, it will usually format to NTFS anyway, but get smart, explore Disk Management and make sure
11. I'm giving a general scenario across 3 different Windows OS Sytems
12. When you tell us your exact Operating System, we can be more helpful
1. May be your hard drive is old and that's why a few or more files are corrupted.Change it.
2. Check your ram if you are more than one slots try using only one.
3. Try reinstalling your operating system.this is the final resque(try this only when above all fails because all your data will be lost when u reinstall)
Even if you set it to slave, what has happened is the drive motor is burned out. Lets face it, your HDD is dead and there is no hope of recovery unless you take it to a data recovery shop, and that is $$$$.
The No OS message is the worst message you could possibly see and that is a direct indication that your HDD is dead in the water.
Just go get another HDD or go buy XP to replace ME on that other HDD you have.
Realistically there is nothing you did or didn't do to cause a harddrive failure. It is just the way of the world nothing lasts forever...
as long as your primary drive is protected with a virus software dont worry about it. Unplug your cd rom ribbon cable and interface the other infected drive to ide1 or ide 0 whichever way dont try to master slave them. Let windows see the other drive as another drive, then the software should handle the infection.
Pending on the infection you've got the partitions may or may not matter, your better off with a solid parition, less seek times to the data anyway.