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New computer with vista

My old computer had XP windows and the install disc loaded with no problems...I used the same install disc with windos vista and when the loading process is done and I click on my maxtor icon I get the main menu selections. I click on one of the three, 1 setup and restore 2 Drive management 3 Sercurtiy settings, clicking on any of the three and I get a screen asking me to select a drive as if I had a list to select from but below serial number is blank, below Partion is blank, and below capacity is blank. I do not know what to do from here it is like I need to add some identification numbers of my One touch for it to recognize it? please help me thanks...Tony

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Where do i get the updated drivers from?

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Re: New computer with vista

Hey this sounds like vist needs updated drivers to recognize that piece of hardware you have to remember that not the things that worked with xp will work with vista go to the manufacture that made that usb hard drive and get updated drivers this will help

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Dell Optiplex Windows 10 Desktop Computer PC Intel Core2Duo 4gb 80GB wifi

this unit is around $80 on ebay and he has sold over 75 of them. Friend through that piece of junk away. Or buy a new on with a warranty. Just a thought. Good luck.

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Old computer with windows xp won't boot - how can I get the data off the hard drive by hooking it up to my new computer with windows vista?

You should be able to put the old hard drive in the new computer and connect it as a secondary drive. That all depends on the type of interface the new computer is using. Most new computers use SATA inferface for HDD now. You're old drive might be IDE. in which case you can't add it to new computer unless it also has IDE interface on new MB. If no IDE interface on new MB, you can use USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable from to connect your old drive via USB.

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How can I install the driver for My Passport WD External HDD 500GB online?

It is a "plug-and-play" device, and Windows XP/Vista/7 are "plug-and-play-aware" systems.
So, just connect it, and Windows should recognize it.

Are you getting any error-messages?
What is happening?
What is not happening?

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We got the problem in our internal segate harddisk. when the system is on, shows the error message of Boot disk failure.

This sounds like a problem with the hard drive's MBR (Master Boot Record) If you have a windows xp disk, insert it and boot from it, make sure that your cd-rom device is set as the first in the list on your boot priority in your bios. Here are the steps for xp and vista

So how can you repair your damaged MBR? Here are the steps to follow:
1. First, restart your computer with the Windows XP setup disk in the CD drive. If you don’t have your original disk, borrow one or download a ISO image from a torrent site.
2. When prompted, boot from the CD drive by pressing any key. If Windows loads automatically, you will first have to enter the BIOS setup and change the order of the boot devices to start with the CD drive.
3. Once the setup loads, you will see the option to press R to repair a Windows installation.
4. Once the Recovery Console loads up, you will have to type in a number that corresponds to your Windows installation. This is normally just 1. Press Enter and then type in the Administrator password.
5. Now at the prompt, type in fixmbr. Your damaged MBR will now be replaced with a new master boot record and your computer should now be able to boot properly. Note that you may also want to run the fixboot command to repair the boot sector with a new one.
Also, make sure you only use these commands on a system with one operating system installed. If you have more than one operating system installed, fixmbr and fixboot could mess up everything.
Fix MBR in Vista In Vista, the procedure to fix the master boot record is a bit different. You have to start up Vista in the Recovery Environment and then run the bootrec command. Here’s how.
1. First, load up the Windows Vista disc in your drive and press any key to boot from the disc.
2. Choose the language, time, currency, etc and click Next. Now click on Repair Your Computer.
3. Choose the operating system to repair and click Next. When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt.
4. Now type bootrec.exe and press Enter. This will rebuild the boot configuration data and hopefully fix your problem. You can also run the command with switches to fix just the master boot record (/fixmbr), the boot sector (/fixboot), or rebuild the entire BCD (/rebuildbcd).
If you are still having trouble with loading Windows, post a comment and I’ll see if I can help! Enjoy

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I'm trying to sync my files from my old computer

no you can what you have to use is files and setting transfer wizard in windows xp you can start the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard by clicking Start on the computer running Windows XP, pointing to All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then clickingFiles and Settings Transfer Wizard. (If both computers are running XP, you can start with either one.)
just select "i want create wizard disk in following drive " and select you external disk drive tha will do the trick...

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We are unable to load window xp on hard disc, before we only find the 32 GB in 80 GB hard disk ... we successfully installed the window xp, but when jumper setting done in accurate place, it shows 80 GB,...

I think this model is still an IDE type. You set the 32GB limit then jump the settings to read the full capacity of the drive. If you are trying to load XP OS from a blank drive.

First prime the hard drive, you can do low level formatting and use third party software to partition and format the drive. on FAT32 partition you can only use 8GByte to make the drive bootable. Make it primary if I remembered it correctly and active. Or use the NTFS format.

You can use also if it have the manufacturers' hard drive utilities to check the hard drive integrity. I know they have it. It also equip with zero fill to renew chain and links of the drive. Then partition, format, primary and active. Then load your OS.

Check also your CD disc integrity, scratches do make a lot of troubles. And also your cdrom/dvdrom drive.

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Cant load xp onto sata HDD

To use XP with a SATA drive you'd need to use the HDD disc software first as XP didn't come with preloaded SATA drivers. This is what is preventing you from installing XP on the drive. Once the driver is loaded you should have no problem. If your new hdd didn't come with a disc then you can download it from the hdd manufacturers website under the support link. Hope this helps.

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Blue screen,tech formated sata,vista does not recognize drive to load

Hey !!! ok follow these steps

1.) download the SATA driver for windows XP from the manufactures web site

2.) download a program called nLITE ITS A UNATTEND SETUP UTILITY

3.) run the program and it will ask for the windows disk, insert it and then select the drive and destination..

4.) It will copy all the windows files to your hardrive and then select all the options

5.) It will ask you to slimstream any driver select yes

6.) select the location of the drivers you downloaded (UNZIPPED)

7.) it will add the drivers to the windows instillation and then offer you to burn it off select yes

8.) use the newly burnt copy of windows to format and install on your laptop :)


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Windows Vista Don't recognize my usb hard discs

last guest your a f u c k i n g a s s h o l e..i have the same problem with vista nad no one has an answer...

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You have 3 paths to look at and you also need to think about the need to change out Vista for XP...

Vista has gotten a bad rap on being something that does not work... it works fine... unless you have some very old program that you have to have for your job, Vista will work just fine...

Now... 1. you can install a boot manager and have both Vista and XP on your computer... 2. you can reformate you HD and install XP, you have an XP disk and code??? 3. you can run Virtual PC on Vista and install XP, still need the disk and code...
Virtual PC will allow you to fire up XP and run it as a separate program on top of Vista... and it's a free download...

Still I would look at just why you need to change... I have been running Vista since before it came out and other than a couple of programs in the beginning were a problem, everything works just great...

Have a great day...


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