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How do I extract files from a hard drive?

How do I extract files from a hard drive if I no longer have the desk top pc it went with. That pc was dead. I just want to be able to take mp files off of it. Should I just bring it into a store?

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Yeppers..they can image that onto cd or dvd..

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I want to down load pictures to my comp from a picture disk How do I do it ?


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5 Routines to Speed up Your PC


1. Avoid Crowded Desktop

Do you have thousands and thousands of tiny little icons filling up your desktop? Each time our operating system loads it uses the memory to load all the files in the desk top; every time you refresh your computer it also steals your time to reload all the files in the desktop. So my word of advice is ‘KEEP YOUR DESKTOP CLEAN’. Keep only the important shortcuts in the desktop, keep your files in other folders say for example My Documents or in other Drives, etc.

2. Viruses, Malwares and Spywares

Every computer is prone to malwares; when it comes to windows machines they are more vulnerable. Regularly check your computer with a good antivirus software and an anti spyware software (Avast and Ad-Aware are two good free software for this purpose). Also using a firewall will help you prevent some attacks. Performing Regular Virus and Malware checks can help your computer stay healthier and thus improve performance.

3. Unused Programs

Most of us install programs for short period usages. If you have any program that you are no longer using, remove the unwanted programs (Revo Uninstaller is good software that can help you remove unwanted programs effectively). This can help you increase your computer’s performance.

4. Remove Programs from Startup

Have you ever noticed tons of tiny little icons in the right end of your task bar? They can cause your machine slow down dramatically because many of those programs start with your operating system and thus use the valuable resources we need to perform our activities.
You can remove them: Go to Start Menu -> Run and type msconfig and go to the startup tab. Remove all the programs you don’t want to start with your windows by de selecting them.

5. Optimise your hard disk performance

With time the hard disks get filled with fragmented files, corrupted files and temporary files, etc. This can cause your system to perform really slowly. If you don’t regularly check your hard drive for errors and defrag it then it can be deadly.

Instructions to defrag your hard disks : Click Here

Instructions on checking your hard drive for errors Click Here

Visit this page for removing temporary and unwanted files: Click Here

If you can follow these five suggestions regularly then you will have a stable performance from your pc. Stay tuned for other tips.


Best Regards
NextDoorNerd

on Jul 31, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Remove hard drive for hp pavilion s3220n


Pretty simple. Just dismantle the case of your desk top. most of them will split open so you can leave it standing . There will be about 6 to 8 screws holding this together and a few "snap" type connections that pull apart. Remove the base first. Once inside identify the hard drive. unplug it and remove. Probably two screws holding it in place. Reverse process for installing new one.

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Shut down hp pavillion desk top


This is an XP machine, which is no longer supported. I recommend backing up your personal data asap, and plan on moving to a newer machine and Operating Sysytem. If the machine won't boot, and you have important files on it, you could purchase a USB Hard Drive Adaptor, pull out the hard drive, and copy any important files to another machine. Good luck.

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Turns on put in password windows loads but no desk top just my wallpaper


press delete during boot up process enter BIOS then f1 for general help then run chkdsk/f which will automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive
hope this helps good luck

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Not fully turning on


Something "blew-up". Most likely:

1. power-supply is toast -- it must provide several different voltage-levels (5.5V, 12V) but it no longer is doing so. Thus, while the fans get power to spin, the motherboard is not getting the correct power.

2. CPU has overheated (the fan on the top of the CPU could have failed) and had a "melt-down". Turn the computer off, remove the power-cable, take the side-cover off, and see if that fan spins easily by hand, or if it is seized-up.

3. One of the capacitors (those black cylinders with silver-tops) on the motherboard has "blown". Open the case, and look for one capacitor that looks different from the rest (bulging on side, or bulging on the top, or brown "rust" leaking-out from the top).

Take it to a qualified technician.

The "good news" is that your data-files on your hard-drive probably are 100% OK. Your hard-drive can be extracted, temporarily connected to another computer, and files can be copied from your hard-drive.

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Can't play AVIs.


dear friend

you are missing a codec

just download klite codec pack from link below

klite



thanks

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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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