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I put a disk in the drive and a message on the computer says... "put disk in drive." or "Drive is empty." I go to MY Computer and click on the appropriate driver and click on repair the volume...and the message is "Window cannot read the disk, or the drive is empty..." even though I have a full disk of pictures in the drive (E)

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My maxtor external hard drive gives a beep sound when I plug it to my computer. The computer says "a new external hard is added to your compute"r but when I click on MY COMPUTER, it doen't...


1) click start
2) right click on "computer" or "my computer"
3) click manage
4) IF you get a user account control popup click yes
5) double click on storage
6) double click on disk management
7) identify your disk, it should be empty and most likely named "disk 1" or maxtor drive or something
8) right click on it and select format (quick format, default allocation size, NTFS)
9) voila!

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MS Windows Users<br /> 1.Connect the USB flash drive to an empty USB port on your computer. <br />Depending on your computer, there can be USB ports on the back, side or front. The flash drive can also be connected to an external port hub device. Once you connect it, the computer will automatically recognize it as a removal device.<br /> 2.Double-click "My Computer" on the desktop. You should see your USB flash drive's icon listed together with other removal devices on your computer.<br /> 3.Double-click the flash drive's icon to open the flash drive window and <br />reveal the contents saved on it. Locate the file you want to download to the <br />flash drive from its current location on your computer and right-click it. Click "Copy."<br /> 4.Right-click an empty spot on the flash drive window and click "Paste" to download the file to the flash drive.<br /> 5.Close the flash drive when you are done. Click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the system tray. A new window will open. Left-click the flash drive and click "Stop." A message will pop-up indicating that it is safe to remove the device from the computer. Disconnect the USB flash drive from the computer (or external hub).<br /> <br />Mac Users<br /> 1.Connect the USB flash drive to an empty USB port on your computer. The computer will automatically recognize the device and display its icon on the desktop.<br /> 2.Double-click the flash drive icon on the desktop to open its window and <br />reveal the contents on it.<br /> 3.Locate the file you want to download to the flash drive from the location <br />where you have it saved on your computer and right-click it. Click "Copy."<br /> 4.Right-click an empty spot on the flash drive window and click "Paste" to download the file to the flash drive. Close the flash drive window when you are done and drag the flash drive icon to the trash can to safely eject it from the computer.

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How can I defrag my Dell optiplex760?


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1. Open the My Computer window. To do this on a Dell computer, click on the "Start" button at the bottom of the screen. Then, click "My Computer".
2. Choose the hard disk drive that you want to defrag. Locate the section entitled "Hard Disk Drives." In this section is a list of hard drives on the computer. For most Dell computers, the hard disk drive you will want to defrag is Local Disk (C:).
3. Right-click on the hard disk drive you want to defrag on the Dell computer. If you want to defrag your C: drive, then right-click on "Local Disk (C:)". A menu bar will appear.
4. Click on "Properties." "Properties" is the last option on the menu bar. This opens the Local Disk (C:) Properties window.
5. Click the "Tools" tab. The Tools tab is the second tab in the Local Disk (C:) Properties window. The tabs are located on the top of the window.
6. Click the "Defragment Now" button. The "Defragment Now" button is in the Defragmentation section of the window. This opens the Disk Defragmenter window.
7. Click to select the disk drive you want to defrag on a Dell computer and then click "Defragment." For most Dell computers, this will be (C:). After you click "Defragment," the Dell computer will first analyze the disk drive you selected and then beginning defragging the Dell computer.
8. Wait for the "Defragmentation is Complete" message. If you have not defragged a Dell computer in a long time, then the defragging process might take a while, even as long as an hour for very fragmented Dell computers. Allow the Dell computer to run the defrag until the process is completed. You will know that the Dell computer has completed the defrag process when the "Defragmentation is Complete" message appears.
9. View the defrag report and then close the window. If you want to view the defrag report, click "View Report." Otherwise, click "Close" to close the window.

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Computer shows the pen drive without its name. But when I try to open it gives message 'insert disk in drive F'. I started my computer keeping pen drive attached to it, in tis case, the message is ' format...


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1 Open your disk drive2_bing.gif. Ensure that your disk drive is empty before proceeding, some CDs, especially CD-RWs, will be erased if you skip this step.
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  • Step 3 Find the disk. Click on "Start," then "My Computer," then on "Devices with Removable Storage," and then right-click on the CD-RW icon.
  • Step 4 Format the disk. Select "Format Disk" from either the drop down menu on Step 3 or from the Dialog Box in Step 2. This process should take only a few minutes to complete. If your CD-RW has information on it already, you may select "Erase CD-RW" instead of "Format Disk."
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    To do a Disk Cleanup follow these steps. This can take hours to complete, it depends upon the size of the hard disk especially if it has not been done before.
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