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How to backup???

Hard drive clicks and does not show up in the devices so I can't backup...how can I do to salvage the data?

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Use any backup recovery tool like smartRecovery or fast recovery
U need to use any recovery tool and for that u have to search and download it from google

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My Dell Inspiron 6400 (Windows XP Home) won't reboot. It's giving me a "Loading PBR for descriptor 1 ... done" line on a black screen. What can I do to fix it. Can I salvage my content / files


Before you use the Recovery CD you need to backup your data because to restoring your laptop will wipe your data off the hard disk.
To backup your data when you cannot boot up your laptop, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. Connect this hard drive/USB adapter into the USB port of a working computer. The computer will see it as an external storage device, you can then open the folders and backup your data.
You can then fit the hard drive back into the Dell laptop and boot up with the Dell recovery CD to reinstall Windows etc.

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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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Have a Dell computer. OS is Win VISTA. Got warning message of potential hard diskfailure. Disk Name is SMASUNG HD642JJ ATA Device Volume: D:\:C: I've tried restoring from a restoration...


Hi

The option is backup take is external drive, how to take the Drive backup.
  1. Go to Disk properties and select the tools and down 'Backup Now" option showing click that option.
  2. Now the new windows will open. click the next and Choose the Backup file option and click "next" now choose the last option " Let me choose " Option and select the driver or document that you take the backup then click Next.
  3. Now you have to give the path where you want to save that backup and give the name.
  4. Then click Next and the backup process is start
When the backup is finish after that you have to format the drive. After formatting the driver you and install the New windows, again go to the D:/ properties and select the "Tools" and click the "backup Now" you get new windows click next the second windows show two option select the "Restore file " option and select the backup path that we take in external drive and click next
now wait few minute you backup is restoring the file..


God Luck



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My hardisk showed 2000-0146 error and it got replaced with new harddisk.. can i recover data from my old harddisk?


Try connecting the hard drive to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a computer's USB port. The computer should see it as an external storage device and you can open the various folders and files to backup your data.
If the computer cannot detect the hard drive as an external device then the hard drive is faulty.
If the hard drive makes a clicking noisy then it is definitely faulty and replacing the circuit board cannot fix this problem.
There are companies that can retrieve data from a faulty hard disk BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

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How do I delete former backups and start over so there is enough space for all my data? It is telling me I'm out of space on the firelite 40GB hard drive. I need to get a full backup so I can transfer...


Connect the device.
Open 'My Computer'.
Double-click the icon for the device, to "open" it.
Click on a file/folder that you wish to delete.
Hold down the SHIFT key, and press the DELETE key.
Click 'Yes' to confirm that you really want to delete, bypassing the 'Recycle Bin'.

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So my terabyte (external) is showing as a local disk hen i explore...it is saying "corrupt or unreadable" and when i go to properties it is showing all 0 of 0 is used...am i stuck?


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I reformatted my C: drive and ever since Windows will not recognize my Seagate External Free Agent hard drive. It shows up under ?My Computer? as Removable Disk (I: )? It used to be listed as Seagate...


Try connecting it to another computer. If you can see your data then back it up etc.
After you have recovered your data connect it to your computer, from Disk Manager, remove the partition, recreate it again and then format the drive, hopefully your external drive will be operational again.
There is a possibility that the hard disk has died and you will have lost your data. If you are desparate, hard drive data recovery companies charge an arm and a leg to recover data from dead drives.

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Drive Not Ready


typical of external drives overheating.
i sell external case with fan at my store.

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