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Applied Magic Screenplay OS 2.7 with external hard drive. No longer completing the boot up with the external connected - asks if you want to use recovery mode, then sits with cursor busy icon regardless of which option is chosen. Help!

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On our appled magic program it reads disc error, and the clock just keeps going around

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Boot up problems for HP Compaq nx7300?

The main problem I assume from what you are reporting is the computer is powered up. but will not boot? Forget the Battery, lets look at the boot process. Considering that the computer has power, the CPU is sending instructions to the hard drive, Please Boot and Start Up. If the Hard drive is defective, it will not obey any instructions to start because the Boot Feature is not operative. Most likely the problem. Remove the hard drive and replace it with a new drive. The new drive is partitioned and ready for the operating system to be applied. You will need a new updated OS (Operating System Win 10) to boot and add programs. Replacing a hard drive is easy. Open the case, locate the hard drive, disconnect it, remove, and look at the details printed on the drive. Usually a SATA drive. You can purchase a new drive on Amazon for $30. This is dependent on the capacity, the 1Gig are about $40. In reverse, put the new drive in the old drives slot, hook up the wires like they were with the previous drive, and with the new Operating System disc inserted into the CD/DVD drive, turn on the computer. The CD/DVD should spin and on the monitor, show the start up for the Installation of the software. It asks for the licensed Key from the OS container. Just go from there. When complete, the new hard drive will be formatted and contain the WIN OS. Now you can boot the computer and add new programs. As for the old drive, if it was dead, you may have lost all data. Always do a back up along the way to preserve valuable data. Using USB Sticks is a good method.

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PART 2: Installing multiple Operating Systems on a Clean Unformatted Drive.

Maybe you installed a brand new hard drive in your laptop or desktop computer, or maybe you just got tired of your old setup and wiped your drive clean intentionally . . . or perhaps you were one of the unfortunates who succumbed to a malware infection that left you no alternative. Regardless of the reason, you now have the chance with a new or cleaned drive to set-up multiple operating systems on your hard drive.

There are many ways to do this, however the followiing steps represent the easiest and most trouble-free results no matter which multiple OS combination you decide to try.

You will either need 1) Access to an Internet connected computer with a working CDROM with Write capability and a blank CDR or CDRW . . .

-- OR --

2) A Live CD copy of Parted Magic (my personally recommended partition solution. Its totally free, open source, and a useful tool to rescue data, format a hard drive, USB and more) You can get the latest version of Parted Magic using the following URL: The download is available for either a bootable USB Flash Drive or CDROM.

Make sure your computer's start-up is set to boot first from either USB or CDROM (whichever you are using) Parted Magic will load into your system memory and eject the CDROM when complete.

Set the size of your Partitions according to your preference and/or space requirements. Remember to use NTFS or FAT32 as the disk format for any partitions intended to hold Windows operating systems . . . HFS+ Mac Systems. For the sake of this How-To, we are going to make 2 separate "Primary NTFS" partitions of equal size. Once you have set-up and applied your hard drive partition instructions, you can insert your Windows installation (or other OS media) into the CDROM or DVD drive and reboot the machine.

You should be able to follow the normal installation instructions from the install media. Just remember to install each operating system on a separate partition.

Once thing to remember with Windows operating systems: In order to make sure the bootloader gives you the correct options on which Operating System you wish to boot to, its best to always install the most RECENTLY released version of Windows FIRST. For example, on a dual install of Windows XP and Vista, perform the Vista installation first for best results.

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I have ask you already how to install the dual boot os(Windows xp and Windows 7 ), but i don't complete yet .Can you explain to me again step_by_step in great detail ? because when i install windows xp...

Hello, this is how I dual boot my laptop with windows xp and windows 7

1. Backup all you important files, use an external hard-disk if possible
2. Make sure you have two drives or partitions: usually drive C and D
3. Insert your xp cd, do a quick format of drive C and install
4. Boot into windows xp and format format drive D if necessary
5. Insert your windows 7 DVD and follow the prompts. When it asks you to upgrade or new install, choose new installation
6. When you are asked to choose a location choose drive D
7. Complete your windows 7 installation
8. Thats it, you can now install drivers and programs

When installation is complete you will see both os options: windows 7 and previous version of windows (i.e xp)

I have done this numerous times without the need for any other step or software. The only rule is to is to install xp first, then windows 7.

All the best

Jul 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hi there, i do not have the HDD yet but I am shopping around for a HDD that I can use to connect directly to my HDTV HDMI or USB port, would this product be suitable for that purpose?, will it need...

If what you need is to store media like video and pictures on the hard drive for playing on your HDTV then the Seagate ST320005EXA101RK may not be the right choice for you. What you need is an HD media device with internal storage. You could try one of the following:
  • IOMEGA Screenplay director HD Multimedia Hard drive
  • Packard Bell Studio ST Media Storage Drive
  • Apple TV
  • Pixel Magic HD Media Box
If you have any more questions feel free to come by again here at
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Error while recording

ok when you say it doesn't copy completely you mean
the only folders that are need for back up copied ?
the only folder that ever is copied for back up is your
documents folder , one other folder that should be
copied as well is the folder that contains your
executable programs , everything else on the
computer belongs to Windows your OS and can
not be copied , everything that runs through the OS
registry can not be copied as it was already copied
when you installed your OS . allot of external HDD
enclosures have a one button back up I suggest
not using it and manually back up what is needed
software is required to run an automated one touch
back up and this software's firmware is always out
dated , and external HDDs should always be turned
off except when entering backed data , they should
never have operating systems installed on them
and sometimes if they are on while the computer is booting errors can be applied from the C: drive which
will contaminate the static HDD (external) and cause
it to malfunction

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How do I access my external hard drive on my lap

I think you should first set the parameters on the BIOS to boot on USB first then second to the internal hard drive. The lappy should have this capability first. And could support that storage space.

But a word of advise. Since it is 180GByte it might be very slow to access the USB boot. It should be almost the basic setup for the OS installed on the external drive. And an XP OS is much faster to load, as for me.

When you want to boot on external drive plug the external drive and power it before booting the lap. When internal don't plug the external, after booting plug it if you want to access as external drive.

Hope it helps.

Sep 14, 2009 | Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook

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Windows Server trying to boot from external hard drive

go into your 'update settings'. there is a section of where it asks you about how you want your settings set and where to send updates to. You may find the problem here. Check all the 'advanced' settings as well. If your Western digital is plugged in via USB and not requiring updates, unplug it while starting your system, after complete start up, reinsert the USB plug. It may show new devise found, then from here, you may be asked to reinstall it to stop the rebooting.

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My Iomega Screenplay 500 hd was recently sent back due to problems. When I got it back it was in Fat32 format which restricts the memory, so I restored it to NTFS and now when I plug it into the tv it says...

When you buy an external drive/enclosure combination from a drive
manufacturer (Seagate, WD etc) the drive usually comes formatted as fat32.
Because you have formatted the drive in NTFS the TV will not recognize the drive it has to be formatted in fat32 for the TV to recognize it.
Because of the limitations of Windows XP, you can not format any fat32 partition larger than 32 gig. (i think this also goes for Vista too but its worth a try)

The work around is to create/format the partition by booting up into
Partition Magic from their 2 floppy set that the program allows you to
create. Then you are not bound by this restriction.
You can also get partition magic on the hirens boot CD, and partition the drive that way.

You can also partition/format the drive by booting up from a Windows 98se or a Windows ME setup floppy and use the combination of the fdisk and format commands to create one large partition and format same.

Of the two, Partition Magic is easier as you have a visual interface to see what you are doing. But both work the same.

With older M/B's you may have to remove the drive from the external
enclosure to perform the actions as the drive may not be seen while in the USB/Firewire enclosure (bios limitation). The drive will have to be
connected to an IDE/SATA cable connected to one of the IDE/SATA ports on the M/B.


Aug 20, 2009 | Iomega ScreenPlay

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Hard drive stops booting

Hi, If your computer stops booting from the hard drive and is asking for a boot disk, then: 1. The motherboard/PC is no longer recognizing the hard disk; 1.1 Go to your CMOS/BIOS setup and manually detect the hard disk, save & exit. 2. The CMOS/BIOS is set to boot from other devices such as CD, FDD or USB but not from the HD. If after configuring the CMOS/BIOS and the hard disk is not recognized, then it is probably defective and therefore need to be replaced. If the hard disk is recognized but will not boot, then some files of your OS needed to boot are missing, corrupt or overwritten. You would need to re-install your OS and opt for a "repair". Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things stand or should you need additional information. good luck and kind regards.

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