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Drive spins and clicks bus not rec on comp

I hate computers, lost all my data and backup

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Is it all connected correctly inside the computer?

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Retrieve my contacts from a stolen iphone


If you have backed up your iPhone data with iTunes, you can directly extract and recover iPhone contacts from backup without your iPhone. What you need is a third-party tool to extract data from iTunes.
I have ever tried to export contacts and sms messages from iTunes with a free software, Free Jihosoft iTunes Backup Extractor, which helps a lot to extract data from iPhone backup.
Steps to extract data from iPhone backup
1. Download and launch iPhone Backup Extractor and select the backup file you need extract data from.
2. Select "Contacts", then click Next to preview and check the scanned files, then click "Recover" to extract contacts from iPhone backup

Mar 31, 2016 | Cell Phones

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How to back up your computer, how to back up pc


Backing up your computer is recommended if the data you keep on your computer is to important to lose. I will go over some tips and tricks on backing up your PC data.

Recommended Storage Devices
I recommend you use USB mass storage devices for backing up and retaining data. A good example of a mass storage device commonly used for data backups is external USB hard drives. I personally like Western Digital USB hard drives but there are many out there to choose from. You can take a look at some examples by visiting www.newegg.com. You can get 1TB drives very cheap and the prices continue to drop.

You can use other types of storage like USB flash drives, DVDs and even other computers. USB flash drives and external hard drives are cheap, easy to use and small, making them excellent storage devices.

It is recommended that you store data off of the computer who's data you are backing up. Why? If the computer is damaged, this can potentially ruin your backup and you lose the data. You want to move the data off the computer to reduce the number of failure points. For data that is even more critical to you, you can create additional backup copies so if one backup storage device fails, you have a copy of this. This process is called mirroring.


Backup Software
There are different ways to actually back up the data. You can do this manually or use software. I recommend using software to simplify the process. There are also numerous backup software utilities out there, some free and some costly. A popular free backup tool for average computer users is EASEUS Todo Backup and click here for the user guide. This tool is very easy to use.

An example of backing up data manually would be to click and drag the data like videos or images to a storage device. If you have a lot of data, this can be time consuming.

Backup Process
The backup process is simple and straightforward when using a USB storage device and back up software.

-Download and install your backup software tool.
-Plug in your storage device.
-Make sure your computer recognizes your storage device. Most devices are plug and play so once you plug it in, it should install device drivers and be ready to use.
-Run EASEUS Todo Backup software and click Backup to start the process or reference user guide for software you are using.
-Once your backup is done, you can store the storage device in a safe place.

What is the best backup method for me?
There are different types of backup methods and each have different pro's and con's so I advise to read up on backup methods and choose the best one that fits your needs.
You can click here to read about Differential vs Incremental backups. Either one will ultimately accomplish a backup which is what our end goal is.

General Tips
-After your initial backup I recommend you schedule backups to continuously keep your data up to date.
-Use USB storage devices like external hard drives and flash drives. They are cheap and small in size, big in storage space(GBs).
-Use backup software to simplify the backup process.


I hope this article was informative. Be sure to check out my other tech articles by clicking on my profile name and then going to "Tips" at the top left of my profile.

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on Jun 14, 2011 | Electronics - Others

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Recovering Data From Flash Drives


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Terrible happened ... disappeared all the important information from your flash drive or memory card!
What could be worse than the loss of information for someone who is constantly with her work? Accidentally formatted a memory card in the camera with interesting pictures are doing on vacation? Formatted USB-flash cards with very exactly what you want, but backup is left? All is not lost! Lost information can try to recover.


Method for restoring data use the program PHOTO REC (TEST DISK 6.10).

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on Mar 23, 2010 | Electronics - Others

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Factory reset


Do not rename the backup folder created by Samsung Recovery Solution or change the directory structure in the backup. If the name or structure has changed SRS will not see your recovery point when you attempt to perform a restore.

This restores the PC to the condition it was in when the Complete Backup was made. If a Complete Backup was never made, this can still be used to restore the PC to its initial status. (Out of the Box condition)

Warning: A Complete restore erases all current files, settings, programs and other data and replaces them with the files, settings, programs and other data contained in the Complete Backup. In other words, it restores your computer to the way it was when you made the Complete Backup. Also, note that any programs installed after the Complete Backup will still need to be reinstalled.

Important:

  • If you have data that you need to save, create a Data Backup before performing a Complete Restore. With Data Backup you can save your files to an external device and then use Data Restore to load those files back onto the PC.
  • If the computer powers on, but Windows does not load, press the F4 Key at the Samsung logo when you first power on the computer; and then go to step 2.
  • If the Samsung Recovery partition has been removed from your PC, your notebook will need to be sent to the service center for reimaging.

To perform a Complete Restore, follow these steps:

  1. Open Samsung Recovery Solution 5.
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  1. Once Samsung Recovery Solution 5 loads, click Restore. The Restore dialog appears.
  2. Click Complete Restore. The Restore > Complete Restore dialog appears.
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  1. On the Restore > Complete Restore dialog, there is list of backups created using Complete Backup and the expected time needed to perform a restore with each backup. If no backups have been created then the Computer Initial Status backup is the only item listed. Click the backup you would like to use for this restore, and then click Next.
  2. Important: Make sure you have power connected to the PC. If power is lost during a restore, you need to start the process again from the beginning.

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  1. Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to restart the computer to continue. Click OK to restart the computer.
  2. Warning: If you have data on drive C that you do not want to lose, stop now and perform a Data Backup.

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  1. The computer restarts and Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to click Yes to Delete all data on drive C. Click yes to proceed.
  2. A progress bar appears showing the current transfer speed, the amount of data copied, elapsed time and estimated total time to completion.
  3. After the Complete Restore is complete, Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to restart your computer. Click OK to restart.
  4. After you restart your computer, the restore process is complete.
  5. Note: You will need to perform an additional restart for Windows to apply its changes.

Nov 22, 2013 | Samsung R519-53S Notebook

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Samsung recovery solution 5


Step 1:

Open Samsung Recovery Solution 5.3_18_2013_4_30_26_pm.jpg

Step 2:

Once Samsung Recovery Solution 5 loads, click Restore.This display is observed.
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Step 3:

On the Restore > Complete Restore dialog, there is list of backups created using Complete Backup and the expected time needed to perform a restore with each backup. If no backups have been created then the Computer Initial Status backup is the only item listed. Click the backup you would like to use for this restore, and then click Next.
Important: Make sure you have power connected to the PC. If power is lost during a restore, you need to start the process again from the beginning.
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Step 4:

Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to restart the computer to continue. Click OK to restart the computer.
Warning: If you have data on drive C that you do not want to lose, stop now and perform a Data Backup.

Step 5:

The computer restarts and Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to click Yes to Delete all data on drive C. Click yes to proceed.

Step 6:

A progress bar appears showing the current transfer speed, the amount of data copied, elapsed time and estimated total time to completion.

Step 7:

After the Complete Restore is complete, Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to restart your computer. Click OK to restart

Step 8:

After you restart your computer, the restore process is complete.



Note: You will need to perform an additional restart for Windows to apply its changes.

Mar 18, 2013 | Samsung Cell Phones

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My PC does not read my 16GB TDK usb flash drive


w7

First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:


Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.



In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".



Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".



Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically.


for xp or earlier


click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X


you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers


if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem


check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts


if you need more help with this or if i have missed the problem post a reply


hope it helps

Nov 07, 2012 | TDK (CD-RW74HSFXS5) Storage Media

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Seagate spins up clicks spins down


w7

First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:


Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.



In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".



Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".



Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically.


for xp


click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X


you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers


if you can see your usb but its not working

ports(com&lpt)right click update driver


sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable


just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,



if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem


check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts


if this fails to fix the problem
Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.


Some addition links found on Google
http://www.datarecoveryreview.net/


http://www.cleverfiles.com/


http://www.easeus.com/resource/hard-disk-data-recovery.htm


hope this helps

Aug 20, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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After inserting USB 4GB key in PS3, I get the message... USB is locked. I tried to find the lock/unlock switch on USB as suggested in dane-elec forum but can't find it. What to do ?


click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark?

right click to reinstall drivers

if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports(com&lpt)right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem

click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start or you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive
http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html

Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free.
Data Recovery/Data Backup: Supports Logical scan and Raw scan, Supports NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660 file sytem, Supports IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives.

Data Recovery - Recover your lost data
Available in Live CD to run offline
Recover accidentally deleted files in your hard drive
Recover data from RAW Drive(partition table or file system is damaged)
Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards, "USB Memory Drives"

Drive Dumper - Backup your hard drive
Available in Live CD to run offline
Available to run on Windows
Support Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 (Windows Editition)
For data rescue, backup, migration, or computer forensics etc.
Transfer important important data from damaged Drive(partition table or file system is damaged, has lots of bad data blocks)
Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards, "USB Memory Drives"

Windows Password Cleaner
Available in Live CD to run offline
This is a utility to blank the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows system.
You do not need to know the old password to blank the password.
Support Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives
hope it helps

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MY HARD DISK SV4002H 40 GB IS NOT DETECTED BY THE SYSTEM AND I NEED THE DATAS. WHAT IS TO BE DONE


If the computer cannot boot up then to retrieve your data then remove the hard drive from the computer and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. Then plug the adapter into a working computer's USB port. This computer will detect this as an external storage device. You can then click on this device and open the folders and files to copy and backup your data files.

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