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Data Transfers I have 3 5.25" floppy disk (Apple IIE) that I would like to transfer the data to some other media; CD, 3/ 1/2 " floppy. Are you aware of any media that can be purchased or a company that can do this? Sincerely, School Based Tech Support Eva Williams

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Re: Data Transfers

if you have a local pc store such as Best Buy, then they will most likely do it for you for free, especially if you tell them you are representing "School Based Tech Support".

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Where is the floppy disc on my acer SA80 - Z970

I doubt you have one. Computer manufacturers have not been installing floppy disks for some years now.

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Hard Disk Data Recovery

Definition of Hard Disk: Hard Drive is a storage device where you can store any types of data and file. Hard Drive is available as external and internal device. We know PC storage device as internal system Hard Disk. When you save data or install programs on your computer, the information is typically written to your Hard Disk. The Hard Disk is a spindle of magnetic disks, called platters, that record and store information. There are several interface standards for passing data between a Hard Disk and a computer. The most common are IDE and SCSI. Hard Disk is made of one or more aluminium or glass platters, coated with a ferromagnetic material. Most Hard Disks are found as Parallel ATA (PATA), Serial ATA (SATA) or SCSI device.

Difference with Floppy Drive:
The term hard is used to distinguish it from a soft, or floppy, disk. Hard Disks hold more data and also faster than floppy disks. As an example a Hard Disk can store anywhere from 10 to more than 100 gigabytes, where most floppies have a maximum storage capacity of 1.4 megabytes. Floppy is more risky device than Hard Disk for losing data.
Problem with Hard Disk:

Most common problems of Hard Disk which may arise anytime are Booting problem, OS Installation problem, Hard drive crashing and another Hard Disk not showing original space or not showing partition etc. But in every case the risk is loss of data. In some of cases formatting and reloading of Operating System can recover your Hard drive and make it useful but formatting can recover a blank Hard Disk only without data. But you have to recover Hard Disk with data, so formatting is not possible.

Data Recovery:

Data recovery is the process of retrieving back data from the damaged media. The damage of storage media can be physical damage and logical damage. The data is retrieved back by recovery experts after determining the type of the damage caused to the storage media. Most of cases data recovery is important and formatting is not possible there. So that I need to choose another way for solution of this type of problems of Hard Disk. The first and secure way to recover a Hard Disk is using data recovery software.

Recover Data from crashed Hard Disk: Power surges, Software Corruption or Malfunction, Hardware or system failure, Natural calamities, User errors may crash your Hard Drive. Data recovery software helps to retrieve or recover the data from the crashed hard Drive. Data recovery software gives an easy and Graphical User Interface with less difficulty so that the data can be recovered easily. The recovery software helps to recover the data and restore them on a second Hard Disk, the Hard Disk being connected to the computer and recognized by the BIOS, the recovered data can be stored on a safe location on the second disk.

Logical data recovery: In a data loss situation when the Hard Drive is perfectly fine and the BIOS recognizes the Hard Drive but reports a read error, logical data recovery technique is very helpful. Here the files that are damaged or corrupted by any user error or virus attack are rebuilt rather than repairing the Hard Drive.

Fragmentation: When the FAT entry is lost during accidental file deletion, formatting or partition deletion that particular block of Hard Drive becomes inaccessible. Some data recovery software makes an attempt to rebuild the files without a FAT entry. This technique is very efficient if the file size is smaller than the clusters size. But it is inefficient in recovery the larger files.

Data Recovery from deleted partition: Partition is allocation of memory in different sections. Each partition will be like separate disk drives. Partition is very use full when the user is using operating systems more than one. Usually after formatting the disk it may not be able to recognize a partition because of accidental deletion of the partition table or by virus infection. The partition is not actually deleted; it can be recovered by using recovery tools and copy the data present in the partition to the required destination. Formatting the drive erases a large amount of data present on it, but not all the data. The recovery of the data depends on the fragmentation of the file system as the parts of files are being placed on different places in the drive. The data recovery software will assume that files were not fragmented and stored in continuous clusters. If the partition was formatted using different file system, then recovery process will be very complicated.

Another Data recovery process: If you don't have any data recovery software you can try another process to recover data. Attach the Hard Drive with another system in slave or second SATA.If detect the drive then boot to the first Hard Drive and use the bad Hard Drive as secondary. Then you can copy the data from the second drive to first drive easily. Here have another process to recover data from a crashed Hard Disk. But it is so risky, and should not try to do this for an inexpert person. First pack the Hard Disk in a bag properly where moisture can't attack. Now freeze it upto get chill. After freezing quickly attach with a system in secondary, and copy the data within the Drive will come in room temperature.

So the most secure process to recover data from a Hard Disk is to use data recovery software. It is available in market.

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This Acer AST 160 I'm working on crashed...

Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data. Issue: Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data.
Cause: This issue can be caused by any of the below reasons.
  1. Corrupt boot files on the computer.
  2. Settings for hard disk drive are not correct.
  3. Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue.
  4. Boot devices not set properly.
  5. BIOS corrupt or misc. setting not set properly.
  6. Connections loose or disconnected.
  7. Bad Hard disk drive or other bad hardware.
Solution: Corrupt boot files on the computer
If the computer has no bootable files on the drive it is attempting to boot from it is possible that the computer may halt at " verifying dmi pool data..."
To resolve this issue:
  • Boot from a bootable floppy diskette. Ensure that this diskette was made on the same Microsoft Windows operating system that is installed on your computer.
  • Once at the A:> prompt type "sys c:" and press enter. This should report the message "File system transferred." Once transferred remove the diskette and reboot the computer.
If the computer continues to not boot attempt to re-create the master boot record by booting from the bootable floppy diskette again. Once at the A:> prompt type "fdisk /mbr" and press enter. This should return you to the prompt without giving you any message. Once at the prompt remove the diskette and reboot the computer.
Additional information about the "fdisk /mbr" command can be found on document CH000175.
Note: The above information only applies to Microsoft Windows users. If you are running a Linux / Unix variant or other operating system such as OS/2 and the computer is freezing at this DMI message ensure that Linux / Unix has been properly installed first and/or your boot manger is not corrupt.
Settings for hard disk drive are not correct
The computer freezing at "Verifying dmi pool data..." may be caused when the hard disk drive settings within CMOS are not set properly. Enter CMOS and verify that the hard disk drive settings are set properly and/or that it is set to Auto Detect. Additional information about entering CMOS setup is found on document CH000192.
Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue
Verify no floppy diskette or CD is in the computer. In some cases the computer may be trying to boot from either of these drives causing issues with the boot sequence.
Boot devices not set properly
The computer stopping at " verifying dmi pool data..." can be caused when the boot devices on your computer are not set properly in CMOS. First, verify that no CD or diskette is in your computer. If a CD or diskette is in the computer attempt to remove this first to determine if it was attempting to boot from it.
If No CD or diskette is in the computer and your computer still halts at the DMI message enter CMOS setup (steps found on document CH000192) and verify that the boot options are set properly. We commonly recommend that the floppy be set the first boot device, hard drive as the second boot device and the CD-ROM as the third boot device.
BIOS corrupt or misc. setting not set properly
If none of the above recommendations have resolved your issue

Sep 10, 2009 | Acer Aspire T160 (AST160UA3400) PC Desktop

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I have an old e machine Tower Mod.667IR S/N QA309-108-O2995 no manual on hand. Please advise correct drawer ID. Top drawer C or D ? Mid drawer C or D ? Which drawer is the Burn drawer? Bottom...

Your master hard drive will be C, slave hard drive or top media drive will be D, and so on unless you have reconfigured them from the factory setup. Floppy disks only have 1.44 megabytes on them, so easiest way to copy data from them is just to drag and drop all the files into a folder on your desktop. Insert a blank CD-R into your writeable 2000 will open a blank cd window. drag and drop the files you wish to copy into the blank cd window and click "burn these files to disc". A CD-R has 700 megabytes on it, so roughly 675 floppy discs can be copied to a single CD-R.

Jun 20, 2009 | E-Machines etower 667ir PC Desktop

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How to get files from old computer to transfer to new one

u can take backup of data by harddisk to harddisk.
Connect your old computer harddisk to new computer then simply power up the new computer then u find both harddik then simply take backup of old data to new computer.

Apr 22, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Transfer of files.

I recommend using a thumb drive (usb flash drive). They are cheap, very convenient and easy to use. If it is a very large amount of data to be transferred, then I would recommend getting an external hard drive that plugs into your usb.

Jun 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Information about hp pocket media drive, serial number cnu71900kj, model number pd1200s

The Pocket Media Drive offers a fast USB 2.0 connection for moving data. It is also backward-compatible with USB 1.0. The best part with it is that you don't have to reboot after connecting it.
The drive is bundled with Sonic Back Up My PC software, and you have the option to password-protect your files for security. The package includes the HP Pocket Media Drive, USB 2.0 cable, black carrying case and software CD-ROM.
Available in two models: 80GB (priced at US $149.99) and 120GB (priced at US $219.99).

Product Features and Technical Details Product Features
  • Compact 120GB drive lets you store up to 55,000 photos, 27,000 songs, or 78 hours of video
  • Utilizes USB 2.0 for power-supply and high-speed data transfers, with backwards compatibility to USB 1.2
  • Includes Sonic Backup My PC Special Edition software to make backing up your data automatic
  • Requires Windows ME, XP (Home and Pro), or Media Center Edition, 32 MB of RAM, and an available USB port
  • Measures 4.5 x 1.4 x 8 inches (WxDxL)
Technical Details
  • Model number: PD1200
  • Supported operating system: Windows Me, XP Home, XP Professional, and Media Center Edition
  • Interface: USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 backward compatible)
  • Capacity: 120 GB
  • Rotational speed: 5,400 RPM
  • Data transfer rate: USB 1.1: 12 MB per second; USB 2.0: 480 MB per second
  • Power requirements: Input voltage: 5 V +/-5 percent; operating amperage: less than 0.6 A; spin up amperage: 1 A
  • Operating temperature: 5 to 35 degrees C
  • Non-operating temperature: -30 to 80 degrees C
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 8.0 x 1.4 inches / 81 x 136 x 17 millimeters (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 0.45 pounds / 0.2 kilograms
  • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty
  • In the Box: PD1200 external hard disk drive, USB 2.0 power and data sharing cable, quick setup document, warranty and support guide
Software and drivers download

Manual for PD1200S

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Jun 01, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Transfering data from one desktop to another

sol 1 you can burn your data in dvd or cd
sol 2 you can transfer your data in thumb drive (pen drive)

May 31, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Media Test Failure, Check Cable.....

This is an Invalid / Non System Disk error.In your Bios settings change the "First boot device" option to your hard disk.If you have only one hard disk set it to "HDD 0"
Other causes of the problem are:

  1. Floppy or CD that is not bootable is currently in the computer.
  2. Hard disk's power or data cable is not connected properly(loose contact)

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