My computer can not completely start up. Gets to the main desktop screen and freezes.
Did not have this problem until after the GigaBank software was added to the comuter yesteray.
Can not even reboot in safe mode toremove the program.......now what?
The Tech support offered can not help......
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USB flash drives are small, convenient storage drives. Place data such as pictures, photos and text on them quickly and efficiently and then carry it to another computer for copying to its hard drive.
A USB flash drive that has security enabled in it must be 'unlocked" before it can be used, which becomes difficult if the password has been lost. Because the security on the USB flash drive is rudimentary, a number of methods, from built-in software to optional programs, can remove the security so that the drive can be used.
Plug the USB connector of the USB flash drive into a USB port on the PC. Right-click on the icon of the USB flash drive when it appears on the desktop of a Windows-based computer. Select "Format" from the pop-up menu. Follow the command prompts in the window that appears to format the USB flash drive. Click "Done" in the confirmation window when it appears. The USB flash drive can now be used because the security has been removed from its storage space. Plug the USB connector of the USB flash drive into a USB port on the Mac. Double-click on the Mac's Disk Utility program, which comes free with the OS X operating system and is in the "Utilities" folder on the hard drive. Select the icon of the USB flash drive in the left column of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Select the "Erase" tab at the top of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Click on the "Format" check box on the right side of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Select "Fat (32)" from the drop down menu below the "Format" check box. Click "Format" at the bottom of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Click "Format", again, in the confirmation box that appears. Quit the Disk Utility program when the formatting is done. The USB flash drive can now be used because the security has been removed from its storage space. Download a password protection program to the computer's desktop; for example, the free TrueCrypt password protection program (see the link in Resources). Double-click on the icon of the password protection program when it has fully downloaded. Follow the command prompts to install the program onto the computer's hard drive. Restart the PC after the installation has been completed. Double-click on the password protection program to launch it. Wait for the password protection program to recognize the USB flash drive and display disc letters for the drives attached to the computer in the left column of its main program screen. Plug the USB connector of the USB flash drive into a USB port on the computer. Wait for a letter to appear in the left column of the password protection program's main screen. Use the mouse to click once on this letter which represents the USB flash drive. Click on the "Volume" or "Volume Tools" button to open a new window. Click on the "Next" button in the new window. Erase the password in the "Password" column of the new window that appears. Erase the password in the "Confirm password" column. Click on the "Next" button to go to a new screen. Select "Traveler Disk Setup" from the drop down menu below "Tools" at the top of the password protection screen. Click on the "Open Explorer window for mounted volume" check box in the new window that appears. Click the "Create" button at the bottom of the window. Click the "OK" button on the confirmation window when it appears. Quit the password protection program. Drag the icon of the USB flash drive to the Trash or right-click on it and select "Eject" from the pop-up menu. Remove the USB flash drive from the computer's USB port. Plug the connector of the USB flash drive back into the computer's USB port. Double-click on the icon of the USB flash drive when it appears on the desktop to open its window now that the security password has been removed. Plug the USB connector of the USB flash drive into a USB port on the PC. Go to "Start" and select "Run" from the pop-up menu. Enter "regedit" into the text column that appears and press the "enter" key to run the registry editor. Press the "Browse" button on the registry editor's main screen and navigate to the following path on the computer's hard drive: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies" Click "OK" to close the window. Double-click on the "WriteProtect" text that is in the right column of the registry editor's main screen. Enter "O" into the "Value Data box" in the window that appears. Click on the "OK" button to close the window. Quit the registry editor program. Restart the PC. Double-click on the icon of the USB flash drive that is on the desktop to open its window and access the files now that the security write protection has been removed. Hope this helps
<p>If a hard drive clicks and the information starts to move
through them very slowly when it opens is stored, you need to store data as
soon as possible. It's just a matter of time before the hard disk stops working
completely. You can try everything from the freezer to remove the device,
because the drives read better in colder temperatures. <br />
<p>1. Place the hard disk in a zip lock bag and freeze the
zipper to close. <br />
<p>2. The bag containing the hard drive in the freezer. Cool in
the freezer for several hours. <br />
<p>3. Remove the bag from the freezer. Remove the hard disk of
the bag. <br />
<p>4. Connect the hard drive of your computer, connect the two
pin connectors in the slots of the rear disc. <br />
<p>5. Click on the blue circle in the lower left corner of the
screen. Click My Computer. Double-click the hard drive appears. <br />
<p>6. Click and drag the files from your hard disk to another
disk or desktop. <br />
there can be a lot of issues that causes a computer to freeze test or replace all leads make sure they are securely seated and are not bad/faulty that are attached to your(((motherboard to your hard drive)))
a computer needs all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly
a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive
check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working also it could be a dirty computer clean all of the dust from your computer you could use a vacuum cleaner but whatever you use make absolutely sure there is no moisture gets to anything in your computer
also check the Cmos battery and computer ram make sure they are securely seated you might have to many programs running at the same time you are playing games putting to much strain on the CPU try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart then defragment your hard drive or click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer then click start all programs accessories system tools defragment your hard drive you might have to install more RAM random access memory to check how much ram you have to check the details on your computer click start all programs accessories system tools system imformation you will see all of your computers imformation from there another way of doing this click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer if you see something running that you don't need running select end now then you might uninstall that particular program you might have virus slowing your computer also select users you will see who is using your computer also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is 100% totally free to use http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
There several reasons of the freezing. It could be a virus infection on the computer or a System problem. Try to boot from Safe Mode or "Last known good configuration". Reboot and continuously press F5 or F8 until it will show you the selection. Highlight to select Safe Mode or "Last known good configuration"then press Enter. It should reboot.
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This could be because you are running to many programs at once and your RAM cannot cope with it, or it could be because you do not have enough virtual memory on your computer and this is due to the fact that you do not have a large hard drive. This could also be because of a virus.
To try and speed up your computer I suggest you do all the following: 1) Click "Start", "All Programs", "Accessories", "System Tools" then select Disk Cleanup and set your computer to clean up C: Drive. 2)Click "Start", "All Programs", "Accessories", "System Tools" then select Disk Defragmenter and let the computer analyze and defragment itself. 3)Download AVG or similar free anti-virus software and install it. Then let the computer scan the whole computer to pick up any viruses.
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I suspect that your motherboard was not designed to work with this huge drive. How old is your computer? Have you checked the computer manufacturer's website for info on what size hard drives can be used with that model? You might still be able to use it by installing software called a dynamic drive overlay; check the website of the big drive's manufacturer for software.