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Not detecting that hard disk drive is give small beep sound and one time show the partitions and another not showing the disk drives whtat is the hard disk problem and how to solve these problems? please send the mail my mail address thanking u regards visweswararao hardware eng.Hyd viskar2nag@gmail.com

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Password is not working. i need to open it without formatting, because i have lot of important files inside it.
last two years i work with it smoothly, suddenly when i write down my password it shows invalid password.
please please give me the solution
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Sounds like a loose power cord...

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Using Disk Management Utility


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The Disk Management utility can be accessed in two different ways.

#1- You can open the Control Panel,

Click on Administrative Tools,

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#2- Right click on you "My Computer" Icon

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Chose "Manage"

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