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What is a portable harddrive supposed to do. Does it make your computer run faster.

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NO, ACTUALLY, THE SEEK TIMES OF PORTABLE HARD DRIVES ARE SLOWER THAN REGULAR HARD DRIVES BY A LITTLE BIT, BUT THE ADVANTAGE OF A PORTABLE HD IS, YOU CAN PICK UP AND CARY 500gb (WOW) OR MORE AROUND WITH YOU WITHOUT FEAR OF DAMAGING THE HARD DRIVE AND LOOSING ALL OF THE INFO. IF YOU WANT TO SHARE MOVIES, PICTURES, GAMES ETC WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, JUST UNPLUG IT AND GO....10 YEARS AGO, IT WOULD INVOLVE BURNING FOR HOURS AND HOURS JUST TO GET4 GIGS TO SOMEONE.
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I need a license key for Registry Optimizer now.


Suggest you use CCleaner, and not ask for an illegal license key.

CCleaner works as well as paid for registry cleaner programs, and better than some paid for registry cleaners.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ccleaner

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/screenshots

I can guide you in downloading, installing, and using CCleaner.
I have been using it for around 5 years. (Longer?)

In my guiding you will see that you will just use the basic settings.
The advanced settings are Really for an advanced user, anyway.
Plus no need for these settings.

Following this there is no way you will delete anything you weren't supposed to, and mess up the Registry.

After that suggest you Disk Defragment.

http://windows.about.com/od/maintainandfix/ss/SBSdefragWin7_all.htm


When you go to a website you pick cookies. Harmless, but they take up room on the Harddrive.
When you delete a program, you leave behind fragmented files of that program.
Takes up room on the Harddrive.
Various things you do within the course of a day, will leave behind fragmented files.

The more room on a harddrive, the faster the computer.

Harddrive is 50 percent full? You start noticing a slow down.
Harddrive is 70 percent or more full? You REALLY notice your computer slowing down now.

Delete programs that you hardly ever, or never use.
(NOT Windows programs!!)
Copy off personal documents that you do not readily need on your computer;

Photos, videos, music, and personal documents you have created, or downloaded.

More room on the harddrive, the faster the computer.

Remember how fast the computer was when you first got it?

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How do i make my computer work faster


This is a fast machine right out of the box, how much faster do you need it? A SSD drive or a hdd 10000 rpm, more RAM. By faster , what exactly do you mean? Laptop processes? Internet? I suppose you could spend a few thousand more and get a Top-of -the -line laptop, SEE: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2020688,00.asp OR Try CCLEANER at : http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/.

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Hi I cannot access my buffalo portable hard drive series HDPX320U2 can you help please?


If you have already attached your external hard drive to the computer and already installed the driver disc that comes with your portable hard drive (if one is provided, sometimes one is already installed in your harddrive) and you get nothing when looking in the "my computer" for your portable harddrive, it could be a issue with your portable harddrive, First check to see if proper connection are made and are fully connected. Check your portble hard drive if you turn it on and the power light is on. If you still get nothing then your harddrive disk is either bad or your harddrive enclosure is bad. If you know how to take your harddrive disk out, and connected to a computer usually via a sata cable and see if the computer detect it that way. If you done this and get nothing, then yup your harddisk is history. If you have extermly important files, such places as bestbuy, office depot, will do a recovery for you, which can cause up to couple of bills large for the amount of recover data they get you. More data, more money.

Jan 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Wd drive windows not recognized


First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine.
try it in different usb ports.
Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers.
then check.
Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check.
Try your harddrive in different computer if it is not recognized on another computer too then your harddrive has internal issue.

Let me know if you need further assistance.
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Jul 23, 2010 | Western Digital WD Passport 250GB Portable...

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My Portable hard drive will only work on 1 computer


First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine.
try it in different usb ports.
Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers.
then check.
Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11­CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check.
If your harddrive still not recognized then you need to repair your harddrive.Try your harddrive in different computer if it is not recognized on another computer then your harddrive has internal issue.

Let me know if you need further assistance.
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Jun 03, 2010 | LaCie Computers & Internet

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Backing up my Maxtor Portable Harddrive?


hi
visit www.fbackup.com and download the software to backup your data

Dec 26, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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I have a Maxtor Portable Harddrive which I use to transport data. That way I can work with the same documents hatever computer I am on. I want to back it up but don't want to just copy and paste. How can I...


Most Portable hard drives come with back up software.
Check and see if this is the case.
One of the best file managers Ztreewin can be found here.
This is NOT a DOS application!
You can tag files across network drives, partitions and copy them all at once. Duplicate directory structures, sort, search file names and file contents. Limited mouse support, it is actually easier and FASTER to use the keyboard. Sort by day, date time, file size. Too many options to list here.
Fully functional version but time limited. Meaning you can use it for a short time (30 days) then decided if it is worth purchasing.

Cobian backup is another good tool to have.
It is free and can be found here.

Good luck!
Hope this helps!

Dec 26, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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After a time, Computer not recognizing portable harddrive


Reformatting will be our last option and there are a number of steps that you can try to fix this.
  • Try plugging it in on a different USB port
  • Check the USB cable, try replacing it and see if it works
  • USB ports on your computer makes use of power, so if you have multiple USB devices plugged in, the portable hard drive might not be receiving enough power. Try plugging it in without your other USB devices, except the mouse of course

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Portable Harddrive - Works on Newish Lappy, not on old Thinkpad


Time to install an XP driver for your PCMCIA card.

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NOT WORKING OF 120GB PORTABLE HARDDRIVE


I think you are using an 2.5" notebook hard disk drive into this external case which hasn't got an extra power supply.

Since you're using an USB1.1 connection this could be a USB1.1 issue, USB2 returns more power to the connected device, since you connected you harddrive too an USB1.1 port you might need an USB cable which you can plug into 2 USB ports.

By doing this one USB port will provide the power to spin the drive up (which needs a lot of power) and the other cable will be able to focus on the data transfer.

You can also check your disk manager, it could be the drive is requesting a drive letter that's aready in use by another device. Go to start -> right mouse click on My Computer -> manage -> storage -> disk management. If the device is within this list you might attach another drive letter to it by doing the following. Right mouse click on the disk -> Change drive letter and paths and there you change the current drive letter into another one.

Jan 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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