Question about Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop
I lost my hard drive after running Norton Disk Dr with the "Automatically Fix Problems" box checked. After running it, my computer wouldn't recognize that I had a hard drive anymore. Symantec said I must have a corrupted boot sector. Dell couldn't even get the diagnostics to recognize that there was a hard drive. Anyway, I replaced the hard drive this weekend, and have reloaded Windows and my drivers, and downloaded my updates, etc. My question is: Can I hook up my old hard drive as a 2nd hard drive to possibly retrieve some of the info on it that I didn't have backed up, or is it all a lost cause?
Try connecting it as slave and after rebooting the system, your harddrive may be recosnise by the system. after copy the data and format this HDD in low level.
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
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Problems with desktop shortcuts and icons
Shortcuts on the desktop do not work or are broken
Desktop icons are broken or have not been used in 3 months
Startup items do not work or are broken
System maintenance tasks
Free up disk space by repairing disk volume errors such as bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files and directory errors click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to recovery any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive there are many ways of running the chkdsk utility
click start right click on my computer you should see your drive usually C: select properties click tools check now tick both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery on any bad sectors
then select check now start should schedule this task when restart
it will only schedule on restart if its the Primary hard drive with an operating system on it
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
Free up disk space by removing error reports and troubleshooting history older than 1 month
Set the correct system time and synchronize system clock with the time server
You receive the following errors:
Windows update error 0x80072F8F
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