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Hard drive wont open wen i double click

None of my hard drive icons wont open wen i double click. wen i double click i get a open with window showing to choose a program from the list. can u experts assist me in solving this problem?

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  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    windows icons are not openning and the mouse too isnt working

  • rohan2u Sep 09, 2008

    my hard drives dont open it displaus open with. and i know its a virus


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Os corruption. registry access denied or virus. or bad ram or had drive bad sectors

try burning a bootable live cd liek ubcd4win.com and recover data to usb drive or second drive.
it could also be bad memory . theres memtest in the ubcd4win boot menu to test it. if it gets 2%on top line and no red on bottom, ram is fine

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Iomega LDHD-UP hard drive containing dj music and will not read device on any computer to retrieve music


Does the disk show up under "disk management" heres how your browse to disk management:
  1. Click on the Start button and then choose Control Panel.
  2. Click on the System and Security link.

    Note: If you're viewing the Large icons or Small icons view of Control Panel, you won't see this link so just click on the Administrative Tools icon and skip to Step 4.
  3. In the System and Security window, click on the Administrative Tools heading located near the bottom of the window.
  4. In the Administrative Tools window, double-click on the Computer Management icon.
  5. When Computer Management opens, click on Disk Management on the left side of the window, located under Storage.

    After a brief loading period, Disk Management should now appear on the right side of the Computer Management window.
If you cant see it in disk management the hard drive has probably physically failed and would require data recovery.

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I have simply forgotten how to put stuff from my computer on to my external hard drive. I know it was pretty easy, but nothing cpomes up on my screen to go by. Thanks, Rochelle


The process is dependent upon whether you have an Apple Macintosh or Windows PC-branded computer. I will provide instructions for both.
Windows
Plug the hard drive into your computer. Then follow these steps.
1. Click the Windows logo button in the lower left corner of your screen to open the start menu. 2. If using Windows XP, click 'My Computer' on the right side of the menu that pops up. If using Windows Vista or Windows 7, click 'Computer'. 3. The window that opens will display all of the hard drives and other similar devices connected to your computer. Look for your external hard drive. Typically, the letter of the alphabet assigned to the drive will not be 'C:/' or 'D:/', but some other letter further down the line. 4. Double-click your external hard drive's name or icon. Another window will open. This is the contents of your external drive. 5. To copy files to the external hard drive, first locate the file you wish to copy wherever it might be on your computer. Then, click on the file you want to copy and while holding down the left mouse button, drag it into the window for your external hard drive. 6. The file is now copied. The same action can be taken if you also wish to copy whole folders.
Macintosh
Connect the hard drive to your computer, typically via a USB port.
1. The hard drive should show up as an orange icon on your desktop. Double-click this icon to access the contents of your hard drive. 2. To locate files, click on the smiling, rectangular face-shaped icon in the lower left corner. This is the Finder, and it allows you to find your files. 3. Once you've navigated to the file(s) you desire, (these are generally located in the folder along the left side of the window labeled with your name) click on the file names and drag them to the external hard drive icon, which is also located in the left sidebar of the finder window.
This will copy the files to the hard drive.
Hope this helps. If you would like more assistance, feel free to reply to this solution.
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Unit downloaded fine ad the did the back up of the drive fine.started the updates and the firmware stopped and then the drive locked up how to access the drive again after reboot nothing shows G: F:


  1. To restore the Western Digital icon to the drive letter for the external drive in "My Computer".
  2. Please go to the Western Digital Download Library and download the WD Logo Icon which has a file name of External Icon.zip when you download it.
  3. Save the file to your desktop and use a file compression software like Winzip to extract the files inside the .zip file to your desktop. When it's unzipped, it will create a folder named "ExternalIcon" on your desktop.
  4. Double-click on the ExternalIcon folder. It will open a Windows Explorer showing a folder named, Autorun, and a file named, Autorun.inf.Double-click on My Computer and it will open.
  5. Double-click on the driver letter that represents the Western Digital drive you want the icon on and it will open.
  6. Highlight the Autorun folder and the Autorun.inf file. Right-click on them, and left-click on Cut when the Menu appears.
  7. Right-click in the open space of the drive that you opened in the new Explorer window, and then left-click on Paste.
  8. Close both Explorer windows, safely remove the external hard drive by using the Safely Remove icon in the system tray, shut down the computer, and unplug the external drive from the computer.
  9. After you reboot into Windows, reconnect the external drive to the computer again, and the Western Digital Icon should now be displayed with the drive letter in My Computer.

If these steps do not correct the problem, you will need to re-format your External Hard Drive ***WARNING*** FORMATTING A HARD DRIVE WILL ERASE, YOU WILL LOSE, ALL DATA

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I can view photos on a usb chip tiny storage device my son sent from Canada on my desk top computer but it wont open on my macbookIt opens as a normal portable drive on mydesk top?


When you put him removable USB drive into the USB connector on a Mac it will show up as a removable portable drive. Double-click the hard drive icon. It will open into a window from there you will see either a folder or files, double-click to open. By default photos will open with the preview application.

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Hi Open computer icon and see if its there it should say expansion or something along that line, double click on it and see if your file are inside, the disc maybe labled F expansion drive
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Then it fix messup .
If still not show as G then right click on my computer icon then click on manage.
Then click on storage->removable storage or disk management there you can see your drive icon right click on it then change drive letter.


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The LaCie hard drive should have come with a CD. If you pop that CD in, then their directions make more sense:
1: Put in the LaCie CD
2: Double-Click on "My Computer" to open windows explorer
3: right below the "Local Disk (C:)" you should have a LaCie icon for your CD-rom -- double-click this icon for their setup assistant.

If you don't have a CD-ROM, you can still use the drive but it's more involved.


1: right-click on "My Computer" and select the option "Manage"
2: On the left panel of Computer Management, you should have an option "Disk Management" under the heading "Storage" - click on Disk Management
note: The Disk Manager shows your current disks in the top right panel, and ALL disks in the bottom right panel. You might need to resize the window to see them all.
3: In the bottom right panel, find the grey-ed out box that corresponds to your new disk, and right-click on it. One of the options will be to format it.
4: After formatting, if it doesn't automatically come up with a drive letter, you can once again right-click on it in the bottom right panel of the Disk Manager and assign it a drive letter.

Once it has a drive letter, Windows should see the drive and you should be good to go!


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1st - Right click the drive icon, i think you will find Autorun at First, if it is..
2nd - Right lick and press explore
Before that you have to enable Show Hidden files and Folders in Tools Menu, Folder Options.
3rd - You will find some files, that is like command prompt icon and Autorun icon.
4th - Delete both the files and reboot the computer..
The problem is solved...

or use USB Disk Security V5.0.0.85 - www.freshwap.net and install.... it will delete the files...

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