I pretty sure my hardrive has went out in my computer when i turn it on there is a file coming up that says missing or corrupt that file is called \system32\hal.dll ok i dont have the recovery cd i can restore the computer from the desktop using the f10 button it will go through the recovery process but after 74 percent it comes up there is a file missing cannont be recovered it gets to 100 percent and when it says recovery finished it will usually take a few minutes to restart ok it doesnt it stays on that screenok i spoke to a computer person and they told me to get a copy of windows xp and try and see if it will load up with the cd ok my friend has the windows xp cd and i tried it but it still comes up primary master something smart drive hard drive bad so i wont to know if theres a way i can reboot the harddrive.
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Re: question about my hard drive
LOL , no my friend , you simply lost your HAL.dll , hardware abstraction layer
you need to reinstall windows , thats the easy way out
or you can take the hard road to china and attempt to recopy your HAL.dll to the proper location on the drive , my personaly I don't even go there , a fresh copy of windows is so much better in these instances because you don't know what else has gone wrong at this point , best to do a reinstall
because there really is nothing like a good ole fresh load of the operating system.
take the puppy back to school like it was at the factory baby :->
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Did you delete the photos from your computer after they went into Time Machine backup? Time Machine backs up the current version of your computer, so deleting from computer= deleting from backup. Open Time Machine application, skip back to when you might've deleted the photos, try recovering from there.
Type in diskmgmt.msc into the search bar, and see if the drive shows up here at all. If it shows up, but doesn't have a drive letter right click and use the assign drive letter option. Contact verbatim for a replacement cable.
try it on another computer if that dosent work you should reformat your computer but first backup all your data by putting your another internal hardrive on your computer and move all your files you need to the empty hardrive and after that take the hardrive with all your stuff in it off the computer and then reformat the hardrive which the external hardrive does not work on and install a new operating system then put the other hardrive with all your stuff back on your computer and transfer your stuff into the hardrive with a operating system then try the external hardrive
OR you can burn all your stuff into a CD or a DVD OR you can put all your stuff into FlashDrives and then after you reformat the hardrive with an operating system put your stuff back into the computer and after that the external hardrive should work
Usually this means that your controller board on the external drive is broken. There is a good change that you can get your files back. If there is important stuff on the hard drive, you should let someone who knows what he/she is doing help you.
Basically you open the casing of the hard drive, and you should see a green controlled board and a standard IDE or Sata hard drive, you can blug that to a desktop computer and use it as a normal hard drive. There is a change that the files are a bit corrupted and/or the hard drive being unstable, so you might want to take an image of the disk, using Norton ghost for example, so that you can try to safely repair the file system with out causing any more damage to the files. That way you get most of your files back.
I doubt that iTunes really moved/reorganized files on your computer.
iTunest may have created its own "Table Of Contents", presenting a "view" of all your files.
Open "My Computer" and open your external hard-drive.
The files should be in "your" order.
Open "My Documents". Open "My Music".
The files should be in "your" order.
If iTunes really did "reorganize" your files, there's no way to "go back", because "Windows System Restore" does not automatically created time-stamped backups of your 'My Documents' folder (nor of any external disk-drive -- where would it put that much data???).
Are you talking about two problems on one computer? If so, the first problem doesn't matter until the second one is fixed. If you are talking about two different computers, then the problems can be each addressed.
For the hard drive that is not recognized, where did it come from? If you purchased it used, you may be out of luck. It sounds like you have a pretty good idea how computers work, and it also sounds like this hard drive does not work at all.
If these are both the same computer, then replacing the hard drive with a known working hard drive will most likely provide you with a solution.
Open the enclosure, plug the IDE cable into the back of the hard drive. Plug the power connector into the back of the hard drive. Mount the hard drive with the included fasteners. Close the enclosure, Plug in the power supply to the wall. Turn on the external drive. Plug in the USB cable to your computer. Browse your files.
this refers to a hard drive fault or a system fault where windows cannot find the boot.ini file to boot into windows.
You will need to get in the bios if possible F2 or Del on startup and see if you hardrive is listed in the standard cmos settings listing.
If not there is normally an option to press enter to auto identify or press f12 depends on bios make and save settings and exit.
if it then shows try booting again.
If not then the drive or ide connection to motherboard is damaged.
You can also set your CDROM as first boot device if you get into the bios in advanced cmos settings, insert your windows cd, save settings and exit for a reboot and when prompted press enter to start from cd and let windows find your hardrive and attempt to install the system files, if there is no Loding windows message at the end of the file installation its a sure bet that the hard drive is faulty.