Question about Computers & Internet
As long as your other drive (original) is good? just install that primary, other as secondary...go to your Windows accessories then advanced management and you'll see the transfer options...! copy swap drives and pull the old one(replacing with the new one)and your done...
Posted on May 08, 2014
Hi there, use any hard drive cloning tool. like Acronis or Norton Ghost. with hard drive cloning you'll get exact copy of your old hard drive to your new hard drive.
Note : Do not format your old drive until you thoroughly check your newly installed drive is working fine and windows 8 is genuine.
All the best.
Posted on May 08, 2014
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
look up how to remove the drive from the enclosure on you-tube
it is easy and safe.
one of the removal videos also shows how to remove the USB-SATA adabter (it is really a sata drive). The removal is easy.. just pull it off.
You then have SATA ports.. just plug the drive into your computer through a SATA port and then you can access your data.
It is most likely the USB adapter that is broken (they break easily).
IDK if you can find a new one.
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
You need to first narrow down the problem to either your PC or the external hard drive. Do you have access to any other PCs you could try connecting your hard drive to? (think friends, family, public PCs, etc)
If the hard drive works on other PCs, we know it isn't a problem with the hard drive.
If it turns out that the hard drive is fine and the PC is the problem, I would suggest going in to Device Manager and uninstalling everything USB related. Once you have done this, either reboot your PC or right-click inside device manager and "scan for new hardware". All of your USB related devices should reload their drivers automatically. You may want to try this both with and without the usb drive connected.
Another tip would be to try various USB ports.
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
The problem you're having is not at all uncommon. The external drive may simply have been disconnected improperly or may have experience a small power surge while it was writing files.
The files on the drive are most likely still retrievable should you need them. If you already have copies of all of them you can simply reformat the drive and recopy them to it. If you do not have copies, whatever you do, do not format the drive.
Assuming the damage is logical(lost the partition table), your files should be recoverable through a relatively inexpensive data recovery process. Should the drive turn out to actually be failing they are likely still recoverable but this tends to be more expensive.
There are a lot of good companies that can handle this type of recovery. The one I often use for my clients it Armor-IT Data Recovery. Although they have recently gone private(gov't contracts) you can still find them by searching the above on google and they still do private work out of Canada, they just don't advertise anymore.
Hope this helps FixYa
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
I don't know how old is your laptop I know a lot of people they try to install larger hard drive but you have to check if your laptop or PC will see that hard drive some it will automatic will will do partition like for the original hard drive capacity and the rest will be hidden. Research your laptop capabilities up to how many gigs can operate. click start, click control panel, click administrator tools, on the left side you will see disk management, click disk management, and you will see the C: drive and will show how many gig and the rest will be not format and partition. I hope this will solve your problem. You can format the rest of the hard drive and rename and asign D: or H.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 20, 2016 | HEWLETT-PACKARD HP Envy 15-1066nr Notebook
Apr 20, 2015 | HP Envy 4500 e-All-In-One Printer, Copier,...
Dec 09, 2014 | HP Computers & Internet
Mar 02, 2017 | Computers & Internet
Jul 20, 2017 | HP Computers & Internet
Jul 18, 2012 | Computers & Internet
Jan 12, 2011 | Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007...
Dec 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet
Feb 22, 2006 | Artronix Technology Firewire 1394B...
Dec 15, 2017 | Apple Computers & Internet
Dec 15, 2017 | Systemax Computers & Internet
292 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!