How to move contents from computer default hard drive to external iOmega hard drive, to make computer faster
Ok. I need help, on how to move the contents of my internal hard drive in my computer to my external iOmega desktop 320gb hard drive. I want to make sure to do it right, and if you have any other tips on how to make a computer faster, please let me know.
Computer manufacturer: eMachines Processor: Intel celeron D Model: Windows XP sp2 Ram: 512mb Internal hard drive: 80Gb Disc, DVD compatible, DVD+rewriteable compatible One disc input. Internet: Bellsouth DSL, westell modem, lynksys router Misc. crystal XP.net vista look-alike inhancers Vistamizer 2.0 TRue transparency, glass 2k, blaero start orb, win flip, Thoosje's sidebar.
It takes 30mins+ on start up, and is extremely, I mean extremely slow, freezes up at least 20 times every day, maybe more. All hardware, self installed. Including modem, ad wireless router. PLEASE HELP ME!!
P.S. After movement od hard drive contents to the external hard drive, internal hard drive (C:) is to be deleted. Thank you for your time.
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There is a program on the xp cd called Fastwiz- it will save all your profile data for you. Unfortunately it's REALLY slow and you would be better doing it by hand. If you want to do it by hand you will need to copy all the data in the Documents and settings folder for all the profiles, plus any other data that you will need to reload the drivers. I recommend saving the e-machines drivers directory. Wiping and reloading the operating system is the best way to resolve problems with a slow system, and a faster bigger newer hard drive is a good idea too. E-machines have a tendency to just die after a year- be aware that you get what you pay for. Also adding more ram to this system will help too.
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I couldn't find a manual but maybe asking the proper question about your Iomega Hard Drive someone might get you an anser.
Most common issue is that it is not recognized so here uou have some solutions:
your Iomega hard drive into the USB port on your computer.Click the "Start" button and choose the "My
Computer" icon. Double-click on your Iomega hard drive's icon.Right-click in a blank space on the window and choose the "New
Folder" option from the menu that appears.Highlight and drag all of your data into the new folder that you
created. Right-click the new folder and select the "Properties" tab.Navigate to the
"Sharing" tab and check the small box next to "Make This Folder
Private." Click the "Apply" button and then choose
"OK."Use your Windows login password to access the folder and the contents. Hope
First check whether your computer can see the external drive: 1. Right click My Computer and select Properties 2. Click on Device Manager 3. Expand Disk Drives by clicking the arrow on the left side of it. Is the IOmega in the list of the disk drives?
If it is, then it is either: 1. The drive is faulty and the ID is from the IOmega controller 2. The drive is ok but severe bad sectors or other failing components prevent the drive to mount.
Testing the External Drive. Listen closely to the if it sounds like it's spinning or it's doing something. 1. Clicking sound - The hard drive inside the Iomega caddy is faulty, either the pcb or heads, or both 2. Scraping sound - There is a platter damage on the drive. Recovery not possible. 3. No sound at all - Problem with either drive's pcb or the Iomega controller.
If your drive behaves like one above, I suggest you send your hard drive to data recovery companies.
The hard disk or the adapter case maybe faulty.
To test the hard disk, remove it form the Iomega case and connect it to an USB hard disk adapter and plug it into a computer's USB port.
If this computer see it as an external hard drive and you can open the folders and files then the hard disk is OK, then the Iomega adapter case is faulty.
Then you need a new hard drive adapter case, it doesn't need to be an Iomega brand.
Assuming this is a windows machine it's likely one of two things, either the machine was re-installed/repaired while the drive was attached and the boot sector may have been moved to the external drive by accident. The other is that the Virtual memory file may have been moved to the external drive which would prevent windows from loading.
If you have repaired the machine lately you may need to re-repair it with the drive detached in order to solve the problem. If not right click on my computer, select properties. When the new window opens select advanced then click the settings button in the performance section. Again select the advanced tab, Click the change button on the Virtual Memory section and remove any reference to memory being used on the external drive. If it is the only drive listed as using memory, be sure to add at least 2GB(2048MB) to the C drive first.
Hi I am Vortash if the hard drive you are downloading to is in a usb carrier , then all you have to do is drag the files you want to an open window for the hard drive you are down loading to .. example ..
Connect external Hard Drive to USB .
wait for computer to recognise drive .
when the window comes up on how to open drive select the files option and the drives window will open .
select My computer .
select C:\ from my computer
Click click on the files youwant and drag to the open external drive window .
This will then copy all files you have moved to your external drive ..
To copy the whole of your drive just drag C:\ to the external window and all files will be downloaded ... hope this helps regards Vortash