I have a problem with my HDD am dvd-rom, when i try to enter the hdd the OPEN WITH window apear and tells me to choose a program, and when i open the dvd-rom the search window apear. pls help me guys i ve tryed to format and the problem is the same. ty for ur help
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The HDD is locked when its in use usually. The LOCK command blocks direct access by programs that can corrupt file names and/or destroy disk data, resulting in the loss of files on your disk, Windows has one that is perfectly adequate and suited for it.
-Go to Start>Run>type: chkdsk /r and hit enter. -You will be prompted and choose Y and reboot. -It will run on restart and do all the necessary checks/repairs needed tp your HDD.
On a side note, in Command Prompt this is how to lock unlock a drive.
Hit enter and choose Y. Its locked now. For instance drive C: would be:
The same as before, you would type unlock followed by drive location.
you need to set your bios to boot from CD/DVD first.
turn on your computer and hold either the f2 or del key to get to the bios.
then look at the settings for a option to change the boot drive order
make CD/DVD rom first then hard drive second.
make sure that the cd rom is getting enough consistent power test all leads that are attached to the cd rom including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might bebad/faulty or your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd rom then plug them back in this will activate found new hardware wizard hope this helps or you might have to uninstall then reinstall your cd rom or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device also control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall only do the registry check if you cant see the drive/s in windows explorer/my computer or it might be a registry problem Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
All you need is a good working DVD ROM and a 2.0 usb port.
Plug in your hard drive to the usb port. It should install and be ready to use in a few minutes. Insert your DVD's Open My Computer and open your dvd disk (right click on the icon and choose open) Open My Computer again but this time open your newly inserted hard drive (there will be an icon naming the drive) Now, just use copy / paste from the dvd to the hard drive (you may have to create folders on the hdd to keep it organized)
Use the Windows XP Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows XP CD-ROM to restart the computer.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows XP installation.
Press C to repair the Windows XP installation by using the Recovery Console.
Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER.
Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM.
Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is the drive letter that you typed in step 4 of "Method 2: Use the Recovery Console," of this article:
copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.
hi there...if this thing happen to your external HDD you have virus in your external hdd. so the solution is connectthis external to your pc/notebook then if already detect by system don't try to explore it or else just click cancel if system ask at popup windows. in windows explore at your exernal id double right clik and choose format with default allow size...wait for a minute ( depend how big the size of your external). and don't forget to close all program first (music etc) when you formatted. about geeting your external data back you can use program Office Recovery.install it at your pc and you can backup your data using : office recovery--media heal for hard disk.... good luck
If the bios does not see it at anything bigger than 9MB then the system will not do anything more than that. Did you install the drive on the same cable as your primary drive? If so make sure that the jumpers are correct. Try puting the drive on the secondary cable with nothing else on the cable. If you do have it on the secondary cable Im going to guess that you have a CD rom or DVD rom on the cable. You might try puting the jumpers on cable select for both devices remembering that the one on the end of the cable will normally end up being the master. Try just working with the secondary cable so that you dont have any issues with drive conflicts with the Primary master drive. Once you see the full drive amount in the bios then you can format the new slave. Fat 32 is the flie system of choice for Win ME so try the newer file system after you see the full drive size in the bios. I use a program called casper XP but you can get a free program from most drive manufacturers. I like the Western Digital Lifeguard program. Its easy to use and works on almost any drive. Hope this helps... Dale
When u bought a new hdd, it shud not have any partition on it. but in ur case, I assume u have formatted it to ntfs but no operating system is installed in it.
If u want to make the new hdd as slave and have another old hdd as primary, that have already an operating system installed in it, then the problem shud be hdd boot priority in bios. Enter ur bios and check for hdd boot priority and put the old hdd to the top most order, then restart. this shud fix the problem.
If u installed OS in ur new hdd (win xp), 1) ntldr or ntdetect.com is missing on root dir. (c:\). If u have another computer that works and have xp installed, just put this new hdd along with the current hdd and boot to windows. Copy ntldr and ntdetect.com to your new hdd. Or another way is just repair using windows xp boot cd. 2)the windows partition is not set 'active'. to set active, boot into winxp setup and press 'r'. this will lead to recovery console. type ur passwrod for admin (def=none). use diskpart command to set active. for easy way, put the new hdd to another computer. boot to windows. rightclick my computer, choose manage. on left pane select disk manager. rightclick on ur partition, then set active.