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I have purchased a Iomega 30GB Desktop Drive US in order to back up my computer materials in case of "Crash". The unit was attached as directed. (IT is warm, etc but no materials have been transfered. How do you get it to work? I have called Costco, from whom I bought it, no help from them. There is no installation disk, so what do I do in order to use this product. I have a HP with window XP

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Get a driver. if it is a external drive maybe the controller is damaged

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Configure the device manager and remove auknown device driver.. restart the unit.. if you need driver try this web www.driverguide.com

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I recently restored to factory settings on my HP laptop.once restored I then input my Iomega drive into the USB port to access some of my saved files.


Just to be on the safe side, why not plug in your iomega drive into another known working computer and see what happens. If it works fine and is properly recognized then the anomaly lies within the software of your laptop.

U might want to contact HP - but be fore warned that they are terrible for support if your unit is "out of warranty." If that is the case I would simply google the anomaly and in all likelihood you will get links that will help you fix it yourself.

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<p>The computer systems are based on the memory and storing information. However, as the crash of a computer system, causing loss of data, all previously stored information. All computer systems, servers and personal computers, users can backup storage disks to store and to store information - in case of system failure. Creating a backup system is completely dependent on the operating system on the computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Press Start. Select "Control Panel". <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Connect your external hard drive on the computer begin transmitting and storing files on your external hard drive. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Click on "maintenance". Choose Save and Restore. " <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Choose your external hard drive and choose "Configure a backup." A wizard will appear and give you further instructions. While the setup wizard, you can schedule backups, and select where your backup files to save. Under Windows, the recommended storage for backing up files and programs on an external hard drive. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Show your stored files by choosing "System and Maintenance" and select "Backup and Restore". On the menu, select "Find files" or "Search" folder to the contents of your backup view. Because Windows will automatically create backup files when it is supplied, you can check or change the scheduled backup for "Schedule backup" to monitor the dates and times for the safety of a system. <br />

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Restoring to Factory Settings


A very common issue with most people is what to do when your computer crashes and will no longer boot up. I wish to start by saying save any discs or software that came with your machine it is imperative that keeping these discs will assist you in the future in case this issues do arrive. Second prepare you computer with doing a system backup. So that you have any valuable information on a disc or USB device or any external method outside of your computers hard drive. What I do "TIP" I have a backup drive on my computer. Any and all pictures, movies, special files are stored on my backup drive and not my C:\Drive. All software files downloads anything that I can retrieve to reinstall due to a C: drive crash can be brought over from my backup drive in an instant. This is the easiest way to keep your files safe. Investing in one is cheap and easy to install. Even if it is a external drive it is well worth the investment. <br /> The BIOS is your main source of access. You can set time you can set boot order you can boot up from your BIOS learn how to get into your BIOS most new users do not even know you can do this. This is the main resource for restoring software and doing a recovery process on some computers. The issues that arise are lost passwords and usernames as well as boot orders being set to Hard Drive Booting First when the default setting on computers these days are boot from CD or DVD. So if you cannot boot from your recovery disc this is the main problem this is where you will have to learn how to set the boot order if it is not defaulted to CD or DVD as the first boot. If this is set you can boot from any CD or DVD disc to install an Operating System back on to your machine. Usually F2 or the delete key will get you into your BIOS. If all is lost set the BIOS setting to default settings hit esc then save. This will set your BIOS to default settings. <br /> Recovery DVD or CD's can be purchased from you manufacturer or offered in a downloadable file when you purchase your computer. It is a good idea to purchase your software legally. So that you have the right keys and you own it otherwise you will run into issues with "WGA" Windows Genuine Activation. It can be a pain to pass even for those that own their software. People do hack cracks that bypass WGA Microsoft is constantly working diligently to catch people that are pirating and taking the software illegally. So to avoid this problem purchase a legal copy of Windows. <br /> Use manufacturers DVD or recovery discs only on your computer if you are not familiar with installing a new software Operating System on a computer. "WHY" drivers and other computer devices may not update and a you have seen with some of the questions. Drivers are always needed. With a factory boot recovery disc for your computer drivers come with the software. So it makes installing and recovering much easier to deal with. <br /> In closing there is not much to doing a recovery on a crashed machine. Insert the recovery CD or DVD and boot from DVD or CD as the first boot and away you go that is about it. You can also perform a repair it is one of the options included with the install. You can always go back to an earlier time when you new you did not have a problem. Be sure to set your computer to back up files. Thanks for using FixYa! John

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Lost users manual - need for MAC


Can go to public library use there computer google manual for your device

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" no boot file name received ", Why did my desktop say this?


First test is put new harddrive in and when it goes to boot press Delete,
for entry to Setup, make sure new hard drive is found in equipment.
System equipment, if so then Put Operating disk in CD drive and check
check boot list , Put CD drive first then save and let boot up. It will automatically load the operating system back in the new hard drive.

As far as your saved material in old hard drive. You can check hard drive on second hard drive cable or with a USB adapter connection to
see if able to boot hard drive up and view files. If it works then you can
drag material from one window the desktop (To drag material just put mouse on file and left click-hold down button and move to desktop it will
automatically copy file to desktop.)

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Inspiron 531 problem. The problem started where the CPU just cut off after 5-10 mins. Now the problem has the computer starting in somewhat of a choppy/safe mode screen. the graphics and desktop is...


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as long as the unit powers on, thats a good sign. if so, try not to turn it on too many times, if youc an avoid it. otheriwse you will destroy the mainboard and CPU, along with video card onboard

make sure the fan in the unit is working (this cools your CPU and video card) . it sounds like the fan may have stopped working. is there air that comes out from the back or bottom of unit ? if not the heatsink fan needs replacing. The hard disk drive should be readible : that emans you have access to your files, in which case, you can retrieve the files . heatisnk fan part # is RU305 -- worth about $25

but you need someone qulaifies to remove the bottom cover and top covers to get to the fan that is on the mainboard.

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FIrst time user of and ASUS Essentio desktop series. what is the easiest way to open and load the DVD player? I see no manual loading... thanks


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Dead processor. good hard drive


get external hard drive shell, place the hard drive in it, the connect via firewire or usb all your info should be intact except if its a crash

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I had a hard drive crash a while back so I had to install a new one. I don't remember what to do next to retrieve the info from my iomega usb hard drive. I am sure the hard drive is a 500 GB desk top


You need to re-install the Iomega backup software on the new hard drive, so that it will see the backup files on the external hard drive.


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I have a iomega mdhd500-ue for about past ten months.when switched on it useually whirls into action but now it is just making a repeated clicking sound and it is not connecting to my laptop


I have a MDHD500-N Iomega external HD that had the same issue - clicking at startup and flashing power LED. I noticed that the supplied power transformer for the unit is 12V 1A and the sticker on the HD enclosure says 12V 2A. I hooked up the HD enclosure directly to a power supply - at boot up, the HD draws 2.5A, more than double what the provided power transformer can output. HD enclosure runs beautifully on an external PS.

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