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Yes, partition the drive...
If installing a new OS, Partition drive one with 1/4 of the drives size, then install the os to that partition, once installed if using Windows, partition 1 should show as C: drive, and partition 2 should show as an additional drive.. Each Partition will show as a separate drive..

If the OS is already installed, you can use a program such as partition magic, or you can use MS disc manage (right click My Computer, Select Manage)..


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Whay blue screen apear on my pc


It means your operating software does not work properly. If possible, you can download Norton Utilities from CNET.com, install it and run it. If is not possible, then you need to remove the hard drive and repair it using another computer. The last way: read the hard drive using another computer, copy all of the important data to your other computer/storage, and later you can restore the software (to the original condition, when you received this computer) or reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and all of the applications.

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How to organize data on your computer


Organizing data is the best thing that a person can do, who likes to be systematic,professional and clutter free with regards to data.

There is no real meaning in keeping your computer disorganized which would result in malfunctioning and cost you money that you can save if you just organize your data effectively.

The best way to organize the data on your hard disk is as follows:-

Perfect Partitions·

  • First things first, when you install an operating system, for e.g. Windows Xp you get an option for partitioning your drive, make sure you make full use of this option to create as many drives as you feel are appropriate depending on your hard disk capacity.
  • If you want to have 1 partition which is small and the other 3 to be bigger, then you can just reduce the of the first partition which you would use mainly for operating system and installing applications.
  • So for e.g. a 500 GB hard disk can partitioned as 50 GB for operating system or the root drive usually c: drive ,and then the other three drives you can use for bulk storage i.e. 150 each ,which would result in 50GB+150GBx3 = 500GB Hard disk.
After installing the operating system, install only those programs which you use, and are essential for your use.·

  • There is no meaning in installing programs that you don't use often, or don't actually use, for e.g. some people would like to install CorelDraw application , when they are not working on it.· This does nothing but takes up unnecessary space on your hard disk drive which causes the hard disk to slow down or possibly get infected, if the software that has been installed is a pirated one.

Install Anti virus software as soon as you install an operating system

  • This is a prerequisite to make sure that you are safe from virus right from the time that you have your operating system installed. · Most of the time users want to install all the other application besides the anti virus software, this software could be infected by viruses, in case such software are pirated or you install them from a USB drive or a pen drive which has been infected.

Keep updating your anti virus while you use your PC·

  • As viruses are created daily, there is no way out but to keep updating your anti virus software from time to time, as and when they have an update.·
  • Usually the anti virus software is set on auto update mode, so when the time is due, the anti virus would download the latest update automatically, so if you disable auto update feature, it could potentially harm your computer.
Keep your desktop clean to have a nice relaxing look·

Now this depends on personal preferences but it has been observed that those people who fill their desktop with many shortcuts copy files on their desktop instead of a different folder of a hard disk or a different a partition realize that they have not organized their data.

The consequence about the above act is that,when your root drive gets infected by a potential virus, or it gets formatted or loses its data due to a power surge, and you find that you no longer are able to boot your operating system, the only option you have is to format the partition and install the operating system again.

There are ways to recover data but , many users are not experts in recovering data it could cost them much in terms of money when they ask someone for data recovery , but it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Maintain all shortcuts for applications in one folder in your desktop·

  • There are many applications which are usually installed by users, therefore, it is always better to have their shortcuts in one folder to keep the desktop clean and clutter free.
Uninstall the applications that you don't use·

  • This is very crucial, as many people don't liketo uninstall application, but just ignore them despite the fact that they know these application regardless of their are taking up space in their computer's hard disk as well as registry.· Uninstalling such applications helps you to control which programs are useful to you and which aren't.
Hope you enjoy organizing your data.

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Operating system not found dell inspiron


There are some possibilities:
1. There is a bootable device (such as USB flash drive) attached to this laptop, but the device does not have proper operating system,
2. There is a media in the DVD drive, and it does not contain proper bootable system,
3. The hard drive is dead, so the laptop does not find any bootable device,
4. The hdd boot sector is damaged,
5. The required boot files are missing or damaged.

You can check:
- 1 & 2: check the laptop and the dvd tray,
- 3, 4 & 5: Check using DVD reinstallation media. It will check and try to install an operating system, so it will detect the previous operating system. There is an option to repair the previous operating system, so you need to read the available options. If you have valuable data in this hard drive, then you need to take out the hard drive and copy the data to the other data storage.

Mar 01, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Every tym i insert my pendrive it says insert disk into the drive...???removable disk appears..but it doesnt opns...is there any solution...plz do help me


Assumption 1
Flash drive is damaged, the normal operating system.
Solution
If the flash drive is detected (eg; detected the flash drive in drive G), but it says "insert the disk into the drive ..."
1. Download software JetFlash Online Recovery (open link - select type software - select OS Windows - select language English - select product JetFlash All Series - Download).
2. Insert the flash drive
3. Open file OnLineRecovery.exe - Select the volume of the device - Repair the drive & keep data existed - START. If it fails, select Repair the drive & erase all data - START.

If the flash drive is not detected (not detected as drive G),
the above solution can not be used.

Assumption 2
Normal flash drive, the operating sytem is corrupt
Solution
Flash drives do not require drivers (plug and play). Because flash drives plug and play, it should be, when the flash drive inserted detects the operating system without installing drivers. But, if the operating system does not detect, the possibility of operating systems corupt. The cause is a virus corrupt your operating system.

1. Download and install anti-virus Avira or AVG (free).
2. Update anti-virus
3. Scan your computer.
4. Repair the operating system.
5. If no virus is detected, the possibility of operating system is corrupt.

I hope this information helps.

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The product is compaqe presario CQ32701X desktop PC and the problem is..... window is not starting normally. when we did pc diagnosis (F9). while testing ST3500418AS (9VM79Z6S), drive, showing error...


If you are getting errors from the hard drive diagnosis, the solution is--replace the hard drive. Don't mess with it. You can install the defective hard drive as a second drive and possibly lift data from it. Keep messing with it and you may lose more data.

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Despite 3 re installs, my laptop keeps bluescreening after 3 or for days. It keeps deleting dll files Any suggestions?


This sounds like a virus that folows you from install to install, I would suggest the folowing

1) save all the data to an external source

2) do a secure wipe of the full hard drive in the system

http://www.stanford.edu/group/security/securecomputing/data_destruction_Dban.html

you can download the .iso file and burn it to a cd with your favorite cd
burning software

3) re-install the operating system (again, sorry)

4) at this point do not copy anything over from your backup, first verify that the system is stable and doesnt delete dll files and blue-screening, if this is true, continue on, if not, either it is a *very* reselliant virus (possible, not likely though) or you have a hardware issue (i would start with trying a different hard drive, and moving on from there)

however if the system does seem stable, slowly move your old backed up data to your reinstalled operating system, only doing small chunks at a time and making sure it doesnt crash. if at some point it starts showing the symptoms again, it is likely that section of data that was most recently copied that is either corrupted or has a virus.

if all the data copies over and you maintain a stable system, then problem solved!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,
Mike

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How to re install samsung HD120J GOT FORMATED.


Hi, do you want to install an operating system on this hard drive? once a hard drive is formatted without another backup of its data, there is no way to recover the data unless you pay a lot of money to specialists who can recover data.

If you wish to reinstall an operating system then it is possible providing you have the installation cd.

Please let me know the exact situation.

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My segate 300Gb HDD keeps asking to format it when i recently pluged it into a new computer to transfer data to and it said that the driver didnt install correctly. since then it keeps asking to forma


I'm assuming that this was functioning at one point. If you are using Windows, Right click on my computer and click "Manage" Then go to disk management? Does it see the drive at all. If so, has a letter been assigned? It is possible that the operating system will show the drive even if it can't read the data. Look to see what file system and how it sees the disk having been partitioned. It is possible that your partition table has been corrupted. This can possibly be fixed using a tool like disk doctor or fdisk.

If, on the other hand, the drive is also making funny noises, you may have a mechanical failure on the drive.

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