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I broke my USB flash drive in half so that the part that enters the computer is separated from the chip, are there any repair services available?

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I fixed my USB flash drive that broke in half and not only was I able to recover the information, but I could still use it if I wanted to. I took an old USB cable and cut off the end of it so there was the wire and the part to plug into the computer. I then separated the wires and soldered them to the flash drive and used electrical tape to reinforce it. You can also send your flash drive to a recovery service. Everyone told me there was no hope, but there was and I fixed it.

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Configuring your computer to boot from a USB drive allows you to boot into a separate operating system stored on a bootable USB drive.
This is handy when needing to troubleshoot a computer or access the hard drive without booting into the main operating system.
In order to boot from a USB drive, your computer's motherboard and BIOS must support USB booting.
If they do, then a simple tweak to the BIOS settings is all you need to do.

Shut down your computer and allow it to completely power off.
Insert your USB drive into an open USB port on your computer.
For ease of access, try to insert it into a front port if you have one.
Turn on your computer and enter the BIOS menu.
When your computer first boots, the manufacturer's logo will appear on the screen.
On the bottom of the screen is a note telling you which button to press to enter the BIOS.
Quickly press the button to enter the BIOS menu.
All manufacturers are slightly different, but some common buttons for entering the BIOS are F2, F10, F12, ESC and DEL.
If you are unsure, refer to the owner's manual that accompanied your computer.
Use the arrow keys to scroll down to the boot device menu.
It will be titled differently on different computers, but look for something like "Boot Order" or "Boot Devices."
Press the enter key to enter the boot menu.
Scroll down to "USB Drive" and set it as the first boot device.
Exit out of the BIOS menu and reboot your computer.
When your computer boots up it will boot from the USB drive first.

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May 13, 2013 | HP Compaq Presario SR1830NX PC Desktop

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Maxtor III 500 GB external drive died


if it is warranty then send it back for replacement.

Oct 20, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Creating a bootable flash drive


<p><b>Resolution:</b><br /> <p>The USB Flash Drive must be configured with an active primary MS-DOS partition. It must also contain the boot files. Follow the steps below to create a bootable USB Flash Drive. <br /> <p><b>Requirements:</b><br /> <ul> <li> Motherboard with BIOS that supports USB boot. <li> USB Flash Drive that may be erased. <li> Bootable floppy disk or CD with Fdisk and Format commands. </li></ul> <p><b>Directions:</b><br /> <ol> <li> Plug in the USB Flash Drive. <li> Make the USB drive the only bootable hard drive. <b>Method 1:</b><br />If available, change the BIOS settings for the hard drive sequence, making sure the USB device is at the top of the list above all other hard drives. Not all BIOS Setup Utilities have this option. <b> Method 2:</b><br /> Disable all hard drives in the BIOS. In some BIOS Setup Utilities you can disable the individual hard drives, while in others you will need to disable the controller. <b> Method 3:</b><br /> Unplug all hard drive cables inside the case. If the cables are unplugged the computer cannot detect and boot to the hard drive. <li> Insert the bootable floppy disk or CD into the appropriate drive. <li> Restart the computer to the bootable floppy disk or CD. <li> At the command prompt, type: FDisk. <li> Delete and create a new active primary DOS partition. <li> Use FDisk to delete all partitions from the USB Flash Drive. <ul> <li> In FDisk, press the 3 key to Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive. <li> If there is just one partition on the drive, choose 1 to delete the primary DOS partition. If there are several partitions, the extended and logical partitions must be deleted before the primary partition. <li> After choosing option 1, the screen appears with partition information and a prompt for the partition to delete. Choose which primary DOS partition to delete, and then press ENTER. <li> A prompt appears to enter the volume label of the hard drive. Enter the label exactly as it appears on the top of the screen in the partition information. If the volume label contains gibberish or lowercase letters, the partition will have to be deleted as a non-DOS partition. Try using the option to delete a non-DOS partition in FDISK. After entering the volume label, press ENTER. <li> You are prompted if it should delete the partition. Press Y for Yes, and then press ENTER. <li> The screen changes to show only the total disk space and a line near the bottom that prompts that the primary DOS partition has been deleted. Press the ESC key to return to the main menu. </li></ul> <li> Use FDisk to create a primary partition on the USB Flash Drive. The drive letter will be C:, since all other hard drives were disabled in step 2. <ul> <li> In FDisk, press 1 to Create DOS partition or Logical DOS drive. <li> Press 1 to Create a Primary DOS Partition. <li> The next screen prompts if the maximum hard disk size should be made into one partition. Press the Y key, and then press ENTER. <li> The next screen prompts that the computer will now reboot. Press ENTER to continue. </li></ul> <li> Exit FDisk and restart the computer. <li> Start the computer from the bootable floppy disk or CD with the USB Flash Drive still connected. <li> At the command prompt, run Format by typing the following command: Format c: /s. Press ENTER. <li> At the command prompt, run FDisk by typing following command: Fdisk /mbr. Press ENTER. <li> Restart the computer without the bootable floppy disk or CD, and attempt to boot to the USB Flash Drive. If it works, it should go to a C:\&gt; command prompt. <li> Change the settings made in step 2 back so that the computer operates normally again. </li></ol>

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How to Reset Windows Server 2008 R2 Password When you have lost it


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Besides Windows 7.Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating Systems are the latest and more secured versions from Microsoft.




Windows Server 2008 R2 is a server operating system produced by Microsoft. It was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, launched on October 22, 2009. According to the Windows Server Team blog, the retail availability was September 14, 2009. It is built on Windows NT 6.1, the same core operating system used with the end-user oriented Windows 7. It is the first 64-bit only operating system release from Microsoft. Windows Server 2008 R2 is an updated operating system to Windows Server 2008.


For reseting Windows Server 2008 R2 password,I have used several methods,and this method is very easy and 100% worked on 2008 R2 servers. This is very quick, because it clears the administrator password straightaway. There are some products available to find out admin password, which takes lot of time to find.


Windows Password Key is the product you required to reset admin password.This is not free,you must pay $19.95 .But you can get it freely somewhere,You can free download from Lost Windows Password website.


How to reset Windows Server 2008 R2 password with Windows Password Key


Step 1. Burn a CD/DVD or USB Drive to reset Vista password.


Download Windows Password Key and install in a computer. And follow the step-by-step guide to burn a CD/DVD or USB drive to reset password.


Step 2: Set BIOS to boot from CD ROM or USB.


Insert the burned CD/DVD or USB drive in the computer you want to reset password, and then change the BIOS settings of the computer as follows:


1st. Start computer and press F2 or Delete to enter BISO setup during the initial startup screen.

Note: What key is pressed depends on the manufacturers, but in most cases it is F2 or Delete.


2nd. Use the arrow keys to select the Boot tab, and then select Boot Device Priority and press Enter.


3rd. Choose first boot device to CDROM or USB flash drive, and then press F10 to save settings. The computer will restart with the changed settings automatically.

Note: When you want to boot from USB, you should adjust USB to 1st Drive by entering Hard Disk Drives firstly before selecting first boot device to USB flash drive.


Step 3: Remove the forgotten Windows password under DOS.


1st. Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the ID of the path


2nd. All the user names will be displayed for you. You can select one to remove its password by entering the ID of the User Name.


3rd. Enter y to confirm and continue, enter n to return to previous menu.


4th. After removing the password for the selected user name, you can enter y to continue to reset

passwords of other user names, or enter n to restart computer. And now you can log on computer without password.



We did. It's very simple and finished in less than two minutes.


Now you can regain access your operating system and create a new administrator password. The best thing of using this method is that you shouldn't lose any data on your computer. Furthermore, If you can't find a computer which has a CD/DVD writer or the locked computer have no a CD-ROM, You can burn the ISO image file into a USB flash drive and use the USB flash drive to recover your Windows administrator password.


Try these three methods the next time you have lost Windows administrator password, which you do not need to reinstall Windows system for getting back to Windows by removing lost or forgotten password.

on Sep 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi im new at this and not shure how to use this 4gb flash drive,i installed it in to the usb port and nothing came up ,can you help to tell me how you work it i have a sony pc with windows xp


Firstly, make sure you're logged in an admin account
  1. Click Start > Run
  2. Type diskmgmt.msc & press Enter
  3. If the initialisation wizard doesn't pop up automatically, scroll down the bottom half of the list to find your flash drive (starts with disk 0, disk 1 etc).
  4. Right click the unallocated space of the flash drive and click Format
  5. Follow the onscreen prompts.
If you can't see your flash drive in the list, try another USB port.

Dec 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Top 3 Windows Vista Password Recovery Measures


If you've forgotten password on Windows Vista and cannot log on your computer again, you need to perform Windows Vista password recovery to bypass your lost Windows Vista password. But the problem for you is that how can you recover the password and will it be difficult to perform Vista password recovery? Below is a step-by-step guidance for you to recover Windows Vista password with 3 different methods.

Method 1: Perform Windows Vista password recovery with password reset disk

Windows Vista allows you to create a password reset disk with a USB flash drive in a few seconds. It can help you reset Windows Vista password when you forget it. Just try to recover Windows Vista password as follows if you have a Vista password reset disk at hand.

1. Start your computer and get to the Windows Vista login screen.

2. Type a wrong password, and then Reset password link will appear on the Vista login screen.

3. Click Reset password to enter to Password Reset Wizard screen, and then click next.

4. Select the right disk if you have more than one password reset disk, click next.

5. Type in a new Vista password and password hint, click next.

6. Click Finish when you've successfully reset Windows Vista password.

Method 2: Perform Windows Vista password recovery on safe mode

In addition to reset Windows Vista password with password reset disk, you can also recover Windows Vista password on safe mode. And the presupposition is that you have can log on computer with another Windows Vista administrator account.

1. Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options.

2. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

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3. Enter safe mode with an available admin account. And a command prompt will appear.

4. Type net user in command prompt and press Enter. It will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista.

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5. Type net user Mike 123456 (Mike is the locked admin account's name and 123456 is the new password. This depends on the setting of your computer) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.

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6. Type shutdown -r -t 00 and press Enter.

7. The computer will reboot automatically and then you can log on Windows Vista with the new password.

Method 3: Perform Windows Vista password recovery with Windows Login Recovery

Windows Login Recovery is efficient Windows password recovery software designed to recover Windows login passwords for any version of Windows, including Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, NT, 2008. It is not necessary for you to reinstall the system when you forgot or lost your Windows login password. But a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive and an available computer with optical drive is required before starting to perform Win Vista password recovery as below:

1. Download Windows Login Recovery and install it in any available computer.

2. Run the program and insert a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive into computer. You will see a default path of an ISO image file after running the application.

3. Select CD/DVD or USB drive to burn the ISO image file and click Burn.

4. After burning, insert the CD/DVD or USB drive to your locked computer.

5. Set the locked computer to boot from CD/DVD or USB drive. After setting BIOS to boot from CD/DVD or USB drive, the computer will restart automatically. And then you can recover Windows Vista password under DOS.

6. Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the ID of the path.

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7. All the user names will be displayed for you, and you can select one to remove its password by entering the ID of User Name. And then enter y to confirm your operation.

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8. After removing the selected password, you can enter y to continue to reset other passwords, or enter n to finish.

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9. After entering n to finish, eject the CD/DVD or USB drive and press any key to restart the computer. Now, you can log on your PC without password.

The above 3 methods can help you perform Windows Vista password recovery easily and safely. It is no need for you to worry if you forget Windows Vista password. Why not try this amazing Windows password recovery software to recover Windows Vista password instead of reinstalling computer?

on Sep 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to Reset Windows Server 2008 R2 Password When we lost it c


Besides Windows 7.Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating Systems are the latest and more secured versions from Microsoft.

Windows Server 2008 R2 is a server operating system produced by Microsoft. It was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, launched on October 22, 2009. According to the Windows Server Team blog, the retail availability was September 14, 2009. It is built on Windows NT 6.1, the same core operating system used with the end-user oriented Windows 7. It is the first 64-bit only operating system release from Microsoft. Windows Server 2008 R2 is an updated operating system to Windows Server 2008.
For reseting Windows Server 2008 R2 password,I have used several methods,and this method is very easy and 100% worked on 2008 R2 servers. This is very quick, because it clears the administrator password straightaway. There are some products available to find out admin password, which takes lot of time to find.

Windows Password Key is the product you required to reset admin password.This is not free,you must pay $19.95 .But you can get it freely somewhere,You can free download from Lost Windows Password website.

How to reset Windows Server 2008 R2 password with Windows Password Key

Step 1. Burn a CD/DVD or USB Drive to reset Vista password.
Download Windows Password Key and install in a computer. And follow the step-by-step guide to burn a CD/DVD or USB drive to reset password.
Step 2: Set BIOS to boot from CD ROM or USB.

Insert the burned CD/DVD or USB drive in the computer you want to reset password, and then change the BIOS settings of the computer as follows:
1st. Start computer and press F2 or Delete to enter BISO setup during the initial startup screen.

Note: What key is pressed depends on the manufacturers, but in most cases it is F2 or Delete.

2nd. Use the arrow keys to select the Boot tab, and then select Boot Device Priority and press Enter.

3rd. Choose first boot device to CDROM or USB flash drive, and then press F10 to save settings. The computer will restart with the changed settings automatically.

Note: When you want to boot from USB, you should adjust USB to 1st Drive by entering Hard Disk Drives firstly before selecting first boot device to USB flash drive.

Step 3: Remove the forgotten Windows password under DOS.

1st. Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the ID of the path

2nd. All the user names will be displayed for you. You can select one to remove its password by entering the ID of the User Name.

3rd. Enter y to confirm and continue, enter n to return to previous menu.

4th. After removing the password for the selected user name, you can enter y to continue to reset passwords of other user names, or enter n to restart computer. And now you can log on computer without password.

We did. It’s very simple and finished in less than two minutes.
Now you can regain access your operating system and create a new administrator password. The best thing of using this method is that you shouldn't lose any data on your computer. Furthermore, If you can't find a computer which has a CD/DVD writer or the locked computer have no a CD-ROM, You can burn the ISO image file into a USB flash drive and use the USB flash drive to recover your Windows administrator password.

Try these three methods the next time you have lost Windows administrator password, which you do not need to reinstall Windows system for getting back to Windows by removing lost or forgotten password.

on Aug 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Ethernet


If you have access to another computer with internet (friend, relative, neighbor, etc...), get a USB flash drive or thumb drive (2 or 4 GB can be found for around $10 - $15), then follow these steps:

1. locate your express service tag code, usually found on a sticker somewhere on the computer's case, and write it down.
2. go to Dell's support website: http://support.dell.com
3. Click "Drivers and Downloads"
4. Choose "By Service Tag"
5. Enter your Express Service Tag and click GO
6. Scroll down to "Network"
7. Download the "Recommended" driver and save it to the USB flash drive.

Take the USB flash drive back to your computer, open it in Windows Explorer, then double click the downloaded file and follow the installation directions from there.

You could also do the same with a CD-R if you don't have a thumb drive, but it's a bit more involved.

Feb 01, 2009 | Dell Optiplex GX60 PC Desktop

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USB Flash drive broken


Have to be taken to either your local PC repair shop or sent back to the manufacturer. I would send it back to the manufacturer because they are more familiar with your system. There is nothing you can do to fix it has to be fixed on motherboard.

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