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My external harddrive isnt powering up it trys to then just stops is there a virus on it?

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Highly unlikely to this one. does your pc recognise it when you cnnect it? if so then you will find the hd is corrupt. a virus would do more than just make it turn off.

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A computer can be slow by many reasons - viruses, bad sectors on the harddrive, lack of empty space on the harddrive and ofcource, small amounth of random access memory (RAM).
Only to mention, that the memory on the picture is not for laptops and you have written "usb", which is not memory for adding to the RAM space of the laptop.
I will assume they sent you the right kind of memory.
Installing it is easy. You will need a small x-screw driver to open a small cover on the bottom of the laptop. There re usualy 2 or 3 covers there. You may open all of them to see where is the memory connector. You may or may not already have memory there. Remove the old if there is no place for the new. To remove, pull two end latches to the side and the memory will tilt up. To insert the new, insert it the same way tilted and when the contacts are fully in the connector, press it down to lock the latches.

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It sounds like your OS (windows XP+, I presume, as it's NTFS) is reading the wrong partition information from the hard disk.

Use this (free) partition software to delete all partitions on the external drive (and make VERY sure that it's pointing at the external, and not your main hard disk!).
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
...so delete all partitions; make a new one and see if that is 250 GB.
If yes, format.  Sorted.
If no, you could try editing the partition table directly with this:
ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/tools/pq/utilities/PTEDIT32.zip
...you'll again have to be careful you're working on the right hard disk.  To use this, you'll need to know the number of heads, cylinders etc.  This data might be on a label on the disk (inside the external drive case), or you might be able to get it from the disk's manufacturer; either on their website or by emailing their tech support.

If editing the partition table doesn't work, or if the numbers keep reverting/changing, then it's highly likely that the hard disk is stuffed.  Only thing to do then is replace the hard disk in the external case (make sure you swap for the same type: IDE for IDE and SATA for SATA); or explore your warranty options.

Hope that helped.  Good luck!

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Laptop can't find ext harddrive


One or more of the hints below will probably sort out most USB problems with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port

6. For FLASH DRIVES you should ensure that the device is set for "quick removal" using the drive control panel properties or use the USB "Safely Remove Hardware" option. If you dont do this there is a very strong chance that any files you transfer may not be there when you plug into another computer.
7. It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.
You should also do this to cheack the drives connections are not bad inside the enclosure.
8. If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.

9. If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further
SPECIAL NOTES
USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.

USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"

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if you try to connect the phone directly to the pc in most of the cases a DRIVER is needed for you phone work as a external mini harddrive !.
hope it isthe answer you are looking for.

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Need jumper settings for both hard drives. PCb board has been replaced. Cannot rememebr the orgional settings.


Master (M) on the harddrive that came with the computer, Slave, (S, or SL), on the 2nd harddrive.

Don't see M, S, and CS, on the label of the harddrive? (CS is Cable Select)
Sometimes it's right on the edge, where the 40 pin flat ribbon cable plugs in. It will be letters raised in the plastic, of the harddrive body.

To find where to set the jumpers for these harddrives, I suggest you look at the label. Since you had the Printed Circuit board replaced, I'm guessing you know who made it, and what the model number is.

Some harddrive manufacturers,
1.Western Digital
2.Maxtor, (Maxtor is owned by Seagate now)
3.Seagate
4.Hitachi
5.NEC (No longer in business)
6.Quantum, (sold out to Maxtor)

Here are three links that are videos, and may help with setting jumpers, and setting up those IDE harddrives. (IDE is also referred to as EIDE, ATA, and PATA)
(If you have SATA harddrives, do not touch the jumpers, if any are present! These are for the factory. With a SATA harddrive, you can plug it/them, into ANY available SATA header, {Connector}, on the motherboard. Doesn't matter!)

1.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwbboeMO7b8&feature=related
2.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4inX3nC6M1E&feature=related
3.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtEcwRqzeVo&feature=related

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Have you tried powering it up without connecting it to the computer?
It should at least power up and do something. After that try connecting it to your PC (with the disk powered up already).

You can further check this external drive troubleshooting article, which has some tips on trying to get external disks to work.

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OK first, check ALL connections Re-install any drivers etc, then try the device on another 'puter if the problem "Follows" ya.. then I think ya drive is done and dusted :(

Generally ya can simply replace the "Guts" of ya external with another drive of similar type then anything generally will work if it physically fits.


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