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CANNOT GET HARD DRIVE TO WORK ON LABTOP IT WANT EVEN REGISTER ON MY COMPUTER THE NAME OF THE HARDDRIVE IS IOMEGA 320GB

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You need to make sure the device is compatiable with your laptop.

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I recently restored to factory settings on my HP laptop.once restored I then input my Iomega drive into the USB port to access some of my saved files.


Just to be on the safe side, why not plug in your iomega drive into another known working computer and see what happens. If it works fine and is properly recognized then the anomaly lies within the software of your laptop.

U might want to contact HP - but be fore warned that they are terrible for support if your unit is "out of warranty." If that is the case I would simply google the anomaly and in all likelihood you will get links that will help you fix it yourself.

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How can i claim for harddrive warrenty


You would have had to have the hard drive specifically insured against damage you should check your computers insurance policy it should be insured against damage read the fine print.

hope this helps

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HARD DRIVE FAIL GX612AA-ABA HP


There are two SATA harddrives, and they are 320GigaByte apiece.
(320GB) (Spindle speed? 720RPM)

http://www.pcrush.com/product/Desktop-Computers/133361/HP-Pavilion-m8330f-Media-Center-TV-Desktop

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Installing a new larger hard drive, and it will not accept it?


Wait a minute! Hold the phone!

HOW, are you trying to install this 320GB harddrive?

You cannot just grab a fresh, new harddrive, and put it in. There's no Operating System on it. It's on the 160GB harddrive.
(Windows XP?)

Not trying to 'sound' condescending, but I do not see anything to support that you know what you are doing.

If you are using a Western Digital 160GB IDE harddrive, you have a motherboard, and BIOS, that is past the size limitation for an IDE harddrive.
The size limitation was 137GB for motherboards, (BIOS program, actually), that had this limitation.

Size limitation isn't your problem.

Plus, LEAVE BIOS ALONE, as far as upgrading.
Why?

A) Power goes out while you are upgrading, and when asked, you do not save a copy of the original BIOS program, you can take your motherboard out, and use it for a Frisbee.

B) IF, there was a BIOS upgrade, AND it is NOT compatible, AND when asked you do not save a copy of the original BIOS program, you can take your motherboard out, and use it for a Frisbee.

Also, if it IS an IDE harddrive, and the old 160GB is an IDE harddrive, you cannot put both harddrives on that flat ribbon cable, AND use the 320GB as a Primary harddrive.

Want to use the 320GB as a Primary harddrive, (Master), and the 160GB as a Secondary harddrive? (Slave) There is a proper procedure.

No, I'm wrong? You have a fresh, new GENUINE copy of Windows, and are going to install it on this 320GB?
[Microsoft makes one Master disk. From it all GENUINE copies are made, and sold to the consumer ]

I hope it is Windows XP, (Home or Pro)
Why?
Because drivers are not be available for Windows Vista (Yecch!), or Windows 7.

What are drivers?
Small pieces of software that allow the Operating System to communicate with a device.
Windows XP and Windows 7, are just two examples of an O/S.
Harddrive, motherboard chipset, optical drive, (CD/DVD drive), audio (Sound), etc., are Devices.

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/emac/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=1460

Winfast is no longer in operation. No help from them.
(The motherboard manufacturer that made the motherboard for eMachines/Gateway. Confusing? Yes, I know.
eMachines sold out to Gateway. Guess what? Gateway SOLD OUT to Acer. Isn't this fun(?)


The motherboard is a Gateway MCP61SM2MA. Part number Gateway 4006232R.

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006232R/4006232Rnv.shtml

1) Has one Parallel ATA connector on the motherboard.

[PATA. Term is also known as IDE. Just to be more confusing, it is also known as EIDE. Enhanced IDE brought out by Western Digital, back in the day. The reason PATA is used, is to help distinguish it from SATA.
Serial ATA. This will help you understand,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA ]

On the main Gateway support page I linked above, click on ->
Product Views.
In the list click on the blue -> Parallel ATA IDE connector.

2) The motherboard also has two SATA connectors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

On the Hardware Details list, click on the blue -> U - SATA connectors

Do not know if it is a PATA harddrive, (320GB), or a SATA harddrive?
Look at the label. Example on WD 160GB might be WD1600BEVT.
What is it on the 320GB?

Blank, new 320GB WD harddrive? BIOS isn't going to recognize it.
Why?
It hasn't been formatted.
WD does have a software tool to do this. Do I recommend this for a beginner? NO.

Better to install the 320GB in an economical external enclosure, and plug the USB cable from the enclosure into any available USB port on your computer.
Now you have a 160GB harddrive with WinXP on it, and 320GB's of extra storage.

Example (IMHO) of an economical external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1733195&CatId=2779

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joecoolvette

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After formatting harddrive i cent install operating system


dells store info on the hard drive that is not meant to be deleted. what is happening is it is saying tht the computer or installing on is not the right computer. think of it like a key and a lock by formatting your hard drive you have gotten rid of the key

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My computer won't recognize my ComStar 320GB External Hard Drive


Well hmm i would have to say you need to reformat it which you probably dont want to do but this is what i can say the best to do but if you dont want to maybe someone else can help you but im just giving the best help answer

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I just bought an iOmega eGo 160GB external hard drive and have no idea how to use it once I've installed the program. Help!!


From what I'm finding; this drive is a USB 2.0 drive. First, you'll need to plug the drive into the computer via the supplied USB cable (if it came with one) and any AC power for the drive if it requires it.

Then, your PC should detect it and you then need to run the software for it to be configured properly.

To use the drive, simply (if in windows) double click my computer and the drive will probably come up with a name such as eGo or iOmega Hard Disk or possibly even External Hard Disk. From there, double click that drive and start copy files! :)

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CANNOT GET EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE TO WORK ON LABTOP IT WANT EVEN REGISTER ON MY COMPUTER THE NAME OF THE HARDDRIVE IS IOMEGA 320GB


Is this a USB hard drive?
If so do any USB devices work?
Check Disk Manager (STart Menu - My Computer - right-click - Manage - DIsk Manager) - Can you see hard disk?
If so right cick on hard disk and set a drive letter for it in Disk Manager.

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