Hey i know i a load about computers but have never seen this happen. When i install this hard drive and attempt to turn it on it dosent even remotely try to turn on but when i take it out and put in another, Boom! It runs like a champ. The other hard drive is same specs. Any suggestions? ~Thanx, Paul
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Re: I'm guessing it's drawing too much power.
Considering that drive came from an Apple computer over 8 years old...it may have failed. Drive on have on average a 4 yar life under normal use. 13gb drive have not been in production in atleast a decade. YOu may need to seek data recovery, and hardware means to recover as opposed to software.
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Remove the power cord. Remove the battery.Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, repeat. Plug it in without the battery. Try to turn it on. If it comes on, carefully install the battery - yes you can do this with the power on.
sometimes usb hard drives will not work through a usb hub.
if the drive works connected to the laptop but not the hub then that's how you'll have to use it.
it's also possible the laptop cannot power both the hub AND the drive, in whaich case you'll need a powered hub (one you plug in to the mains).
I'm going to go out on a limb and paraphrase your problem as: You installed a new hard drive, reloaded the operating system and Windows (XP?) loads, but you have no volume control and hear no sounds from the speaker.
If I have guessed correctly, then you probably need to load the sound card driver.
If I have missed the boat, please submit your problem in more detail beginning with a detailed description of the problem, the operating system, how long ago this happened and what happened that may have contributed to the problem.
Visiting the e-machine website should get you to the support page with sound card drivers.
It appears that your USB hard disk is drawing power that exceeds what the computer's USB port can deliver.
If your USB drive has a power adapter, connect it to your USB drive before you connect it to the computer's USB port.
If your USB drive does not have a power adapter/connector then you need to insert your USB drive into a USB hub that is powered from the mains adapter. Connect this hub to your computer's USB port first and then connect the USB drive into the powered hub.
If none of this works then it is possible that you have a faulty hard drive. If possible test this drive in a computer, use a old computer.
Well, I'm amazed a C640 runs Vista at all.
There's no reason to buy a new hard drive, except for the novenlty of having one loaded with Vista on a C640.
It's a great laptop, and runs Windows XP PRo perfectly well.
If you have one od the Dell XP install disks, just boot from it, and whenever it finds the vista install, hit excape, then at the next screen hit "D" to delete the partition, then choose "quick format", and load the Operation system.
If you need an install disk,let me know.
Your symptoms sound like a slow hard drive. The first time you run Word or some other program the PC has to read the file from the hard drive into memory. You have enough RAM so that the program is still stored there till the next time you run the same program. When you run it again RAM is much faster so you experience the increased speed.
This is fairly typical behavior for a PC; in fact one of the big industry discussions right now is how Vista with its huge operating system is really going to strain the limits of traditional hard drives. While Word can take anywhere from 5 to 15 seconds to load on a typical PC Corel Draw is a much larger program and takes considerably longer.
Things that could affect your hard drive speed:
- It could just be an older hard drive. Generally the smaller the hard drive the older and slower it is. If you hard drive is smaller than 20 GB then an upgrade will boost your speed
- Your drive may not be configured to work as efficiently as it could. If you?re using IDE hard drives make sure the channel is running DMA not PIO.
- Your drive could be heavily fragmented. I?m generally not a big fan of defragging since the results are seldom worth it. In you case you may get enough of a boost to make a difference. Make sure you have a backup just in case something goes awry.
- Drive interface, IDE is the slowest, next is EIDE and the fastest is Serial ATA or SATA which is replacing IDE/EIDE on newer motherboards.