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Samsung... • Answered on Sep 12, 2019


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Samsung... • Answered on Jun 21, 2019

Why Disk Fragments a problem?

Any storage action on the magnetic disk like creating, deleting, moving, updating and copying files will lead to fragmentation and consequent performance loss. As time goes by, this accumulation of fragments on your hard disk becomes bigger and bigger. As the hard disk reads and merges these separate fragments every time you open a file, they will eventually cause problems such as system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startup and shutdown, and will even shorten the life span of your hard drive. That is why defragmentation is so important for your entire computer system.

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Samsung... • Answered on May 30, 2019

  1. Put your original Windows XP CD into the cd drive of your computer.
  2. Restart your computer and hopefully it will come up and say press any key to boot from the cd.
  3. So therefore you must press any key on your keyboard to start from the cd.
  4. If this does not come up you need to enter your bios and change the boot order or sequence.
  5. A blue screen will appear and you are on your way..
  6. You may need to press F8 to agree to the Windows Setup agreement.
  7. After that the setup options will appear (see screen shot below).
  8. Do not press ENTER as it will start installing Windows from scratch and you will loose all of your data on your hard drive.
  9. Press the letter R on your keyboard to enter the Recovery Console.
  10. When Recovery Console starts you will have to enter the number that corresponds with the installation you want to repair. For example if you have only one Windows installed on your computer then you would press the number one key. If you have two operating systems on your computer and you want to repair the second one then press 2.
  11. Enter your Administrator password for that windows installation. You must enter an admin password here and if you do not, you cannot continue.
  12. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type fixmbr.
  13. You will be asked to confirm that you want to do this by pressing the Y key for yes.
  14. Now your Master Boot record will be fixed.

Samsung... • Answered on May 30, 2019

It is not smart to switch a IDE with a SATA,
it should be IDE with IDE and SATA with SATA

Each transmit diffrent levels of instructions.

The clicking is definitely not a good thing. It means you nearly shorted something out to the point where its not sending the correct impulses in power. Most likely the hard drive might be able to work. but the clicking means its blocked or somethings preventing the head from moving or doing what its supposed to do. You will need a new Hard Drive.

My recommendation is to send your old HDD to have it recovered in a clean room if you want your data from it. or replace board with like board, being exact. other wise switch the board and have a high level format for the clicking. Its the only real way to fix a HDD, but its not worth it for the cost that you will be charged. Your better off buying a new HDD

Samsung... • Answered on May 29, 2019

My guess is that your hard drive is corrupted. If you have any extra hard drives (external or internal), try replacing your current hard drive with that one, and see if that works. If it does, you may have to take your Hard Drive to a computer shop to have it recovered.

If that doesn't work, then something corrupted your operating system. I would re-install the operating system (reformat may not be necessary, but is always better than just a reinstall, although you do lose all of your information during a reformat), and then try.

Samsung... • Answered on May 29, 2019

Drive monitoring software like yours and the SMART monitoring built into many motherboards keep watch on several hard drive parameters. When something goes out of a preset range you get an error message telling you about it. While this doesn't mean your drive is going to fail soon, it's a good idea to back up important data (pictures, documents, etc.) now before something goes wrong and you can't access it.

Actually, backing up is a good idea in any case, but many people don't. Not a good idea when you may have things like family photos stored that can't be replaced. When a hard drive fails, it's expensive and not always successful to try recovering the data.

If you don't already have a system restore disc, this would be a good time to make one. Some computers come with a utility program that lets you make restore discs. You can also use software like Norton Ghost. Then if your hard drive does eventually fail, you'll be able to restore your system after installing a new drive.

You can also get a new drive now before anything goes wrong on the current one. Use Norton Ghost or similar software to copy the drive image to your new one, replace the old one, and you won't have to deal with the headaches of restoring your system after a drive failure.

Samsung... • Answered on May 28, 2019

I believe low level formatting will leave the drive as raw. meaning there is no partition. You need to do an unconditional of quick format such as before installing windows. or install the drive in another working computer and access it through drive management witch will allow you to initialize and format the drive to an NTFS partition.

Samsung... • Answered on May 28, 2019

there are many chances of HDD boot sector gone dam.
do some work to know whats wrong--
boot your computer using another HDD and make your old HDD as a slave disk; if the old HDD is serched as a slave thats mean your HDD is fine.

for any question ask me.
Thanks for your question 

Samsung... • Answered on May 27, 2019

Older motherboards without large disk support only handle a partition size that it can manage. Depending on the motherboard, it either partitioned the drive and used a 32gb portion, or it just disreguards the span after the 32gb point. If the former is the case, you may have to repartition the drive. There are some programs that allow you to do whis without reinstalling your OS, but they have a risk of corrupting data. If you have the ability to backup all your computers information and reformat/reinstall your OS, things should be back in order. Warning: Make sure you educate yourself on the process before you set out on this job. You will want to backup any information on the drive as well as make sure you have any drivers you may need before you begin. (if you are using windows XP, I suggest you read up on this article: ) If you want to attempt a repartition without reinstalling your operating system, you may want to try Partition Magic, Drive Image, Norton Ghost, or Partition Logic. (Some are free, some are not. A quick search will help you find their websites for more info.)

Samsung... • Answered on May 27, 2019

Most ACTUAL hard drive failures are fall into one of three categories: ? Read/write head failure ? On-board electronics failure ? Damaged or worn disk platter. If your hard drive was working then you experienced a hard drive error your only real chance of ?repair? is to format the drive from scratch and run chkdisk (or similar program) on it to identify and block out any bad areas on the hard drive platters. In the case of a physically damaged board some people have had some success swapping an IDENTICLE board from another working hard drive. Since you ruin a drive (unless its dead as well) to fix another that is only something you do to recover data, not fix the drive. The bad news is no home user has the skills, tools or clean room environment to successfully replace the heads or platters in a hard drive, assuming you could buy them. Typically posts that give bad news are marked poorly and the only reason I?m posting this is to try to save you some aggravation and time so be kind 

Samsung... • Answered on May 24, 2019

Look up how to restore batteries on YouTube it's green friendly and works. Bi-carbonate, water.

Samsung... • Answered on May 22, 2019

Try here

Samsung... • Answered on May 10, 2019

are you selling ur harddrive?

Samsung... • Answered on Jan 11, 2019

Post this link in your browser, and it will lead you to the Samsung Support website. There you will see a link that says "Driver Downloads"

Samsung... • Answered on Nov 26, 2018

Sadly the “click of *****” indicates that the read/write arm actuator has failed and the drive is no longer useable. If the arm has contacted the platter then it is unlikely any data will be recoverable. If not, a specialist recovery firm can retrieve data but this will be very expensive as it has to be done in a vacuum. A new drive will cost far less - hope you backed up your data!

Samsung... • Answered on Feb 03, 2018

Hello, Check for damage parts, then check the connector between the driver and the casing. if you have self damage warranty get it replaced.

Samsung... • Answered on Jan 27, 2018

Hello, Find the following image hope this helps jumper setting-2prnqs5k2va5jtzqiwyjj0e5-3-0.jpg

Samsung... • Answered on Jan 27, 2018

a driver for what

Samsung... • Answered on Jan 27, 2018

Hello, Run a HDD test from the BIOS and check could be bad clusters.

Samsung... • Answered on Jan 27, 2018

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