I removed my hard drive to my desktop not feasible and installed in a used desktop Dell computer. It only allows me to activate. What should do?
Activation by internet or phone will not accept the number displayed on the screen.
I suggest that you contact our customer service to activate your copy of Windows XP by telephone.
my gateway labtop has been damaged so I removed the hard drive and installed in my dell requires a hard drive. It worked great for about a month and now it tells me that I have a copy of windows conterifet. When I bought the two all have windows 7 on them what make? I can't afford to buy and I have not to?
When you buy a computer with a copy preinstalled Windows 7, it's the OEM version is good ONLY for the system with the original motherboard. If you remove the hard drive and move to another computer, Windows 7 license is not good and cannot be enabled. Please don't shoot the Messenger! :-)
3 years ago, I built my own computer. I tried to use Windows XP to not run in compatibility problems that occurred when installing Vista. I bought the software for Vista and exercised the downgrade option to Windows XP pro. Now, my hard drive crashed, when I get my new hard drive, I have of course to re install Windows, but I don't have a disk for XP. I must, however, a key product however. What should I do next? I don't want to install Vista if I can avoid it.Hello annspressman
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I have a HD 1 TB there already comes with the system. Add 2 to 7200 RPM SATA 3.5 "HD which is available on the Dell site and make a total of 3 TB? I thought I read somewhere that my office is designed for a maximum of 2 TB. 3 to work always but maybe just a little more slowly?
You can also the 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.5 "HD would work, too? I ask because my office is not listed in the compatibility for this particular HD list.Tinman39Hi Bev! I'm about to install second HDD of my Studio XPS 7100 desktop computer and would like to have very practical step by step instructions, but it seems I get pieces different place, suggestions? LisaTinman39You will need to buy a SATA data cable, there should be an additional power supply connector into the drive case.
The procedure of installing a second hard drive in the 7100, are here:
Tip: Open the case and check that Dell has provides the drive for additional hard drive cage.
Once the drive has been installed, check the configuration of the system, including the SATA port, it is connected, turned on [on] and the hard drive is recognized.
So for Windows recognizes the additional drive, you must partition, format and assigned to a drive letter using Windows Disk Manager.
Thanks for reading this.
Just bought a number of HDD 2.0 USB 750 GB external PX1395E.
I want to use to back up files from my old computer to my new computer.
In fact, my old pc recognizes the HARD drive (plug-and-play) and I already copied the required data.
BUT: my new computer, with Windows XP Professional, Service pack 3. Does NOT recognize the HARD drive.
I used several (versions 1.1 and 2.0) USB ports and everything is connected to the way that it should.
Windows tells me that I have plugged 'something', but is unable to recognize what it is and I can't use the material.
I think I need a driver to make this work. Site Web de Toshiba does not provide this particular driver (I checked, but it cannot find).
Is there anyone with a solution?
Thanks in advance.
Do you see the HARD drive in the disk management?
Control Panel-administrative tools-online-online disk management computer management online
Another way is that reinstall you the chipset driver. Look at the Toshiba site to download and choose the right one.
Look for yellow exclamation marks Device Manager.
Let me know, what you're doing.
I just back up files on the HARD drive. There is no system files or programs on it. Can I remove and replace it with a bigger memory HARD drive, without crash the system?
Yes, you can remove the HARD drive without crashing the system by closing the PC, unplug the power supply from the socket and then remove the HARD drive.
Please note that the physical HARD disk is different from scores.
Hard physical HARD drive or disk drive is the hardware component for storage. The capacity varies.
A HARD disk cannot be used directly when it is connected to a computer, that's why storage units with file tailored to the needs of the system to create, known as partitions.
A partition can be a complete HDD (for example, if you have a physical HARD disk and you have only one partition C:\) or may be more than one partition of a physical HARD disk (for example, if you have a HARD physical disk and two or more than two partitions, such as C:\ and D:\).
Therefore, you can check for the exact physical HDD and then remove it. To do this, you can go to the computer-> storage management. Check the link for more information:
This will show you the number of physical drives present in your PC and the partitions present in each HARD drive. So, once you confirm the HDD backup and partition (make sure that there no Windows installation, as says iFuton), you can shut down the PC, unplug the power supply and then remove the HARD drive.
[Please note that you have nothing to do in the management of the computer, except to check the partitions and hard drives (denoted as disk 0 disk 1 and so on for disks hard physical as well as the corresponding scores appear accordingly)]
USB port works fine in my computer, I have Windows vista basic with acer laptop
but when a usb flash drive is inserted it not recognize and install
unitentified error of device and driver to the generic sound of end error
Windows Vista Compatibility Center
First thing to do is to check its Vista compatibility at the link above, and if not to see what patches/solutions are available from its manufacturer...
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I am trying to replace the hard drive on my desktop, but I currently have a problem with the removal of the metal cage that surrounds the hard drive. This is the recommended method to replace the hard drive, according to these instructions: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/359309/Hp-Pavilion-P6230f.html?page=21#manual
I'm stuck on step 13 for this manual in particular. I press the "#1" lock and pull forward, but he's not slide forward. I'm not sure what hurts me, but the thing does not move. Guys do you have an idea what I can do wrong? Thank you.
Drag the HARD drive cage to the top of the PC while pressing the lock.
Then pull the cage out of the tower.
I have a h8 1380t with the same HARD drive cage.
Hello. I need to replace the HARD drive on pc to my wife s5220y. This model has a case that only the side panel off. Other models simular have a case where the side and bottom panel detaches in an L shape, making it easy to remove the HARD drive. Can someone explain to me how do I get the HARD drive of this model or refrence to a video or a diagram. Thank you very much.
Please see if the info in the upgrade guide and maintenance is a help to you:
I use Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit (a copy of the license), preloaded in my office by DELL from 20/02/2007. Before that from July 2002, I was with Windows XP Professional Pack 1 with fireplace (a copy of the license of the version DT. 25 October 2001). Because I have to go to another State for a new job, I gave the IBM Office to my friend. But the CD with operating system Windows XP pack1 is lying idle with me. I want to install the same in another partition of the hard disk to present Desktop DELL. I have partitioned my hard drive in the goal - C:\ and D:\. Now, I want to know, before you proceed further - is my scheme is feasible? The two O.S. will work in two separate partitions with regularly updated? I visited the "historical update file" and I noticed that Windows XP Professional Pack2 and Pack3 has been downloaded one installed in the system. I will give you more time using Windows XP Professional if loaded correctly in D:\ because it is more compatible with my professional needs. I invite suggestions from my learned friends.
Thanking you in advance,
This is the link I gave you.
And I have no problerms getting there.
Www.syschat.com you give links to their chat rooms.
On an XP Pro disk, you need to ask a computer repair workshop all the copies they might have. Microsoft sells more XP
Here is another link to dual boot Vista and XP:
There are options there for dual boot the other way around.
And you don't always tell where you downloaded it from the files of XP SP1 or why you have them as asked me to.
See you soon.
Our "old" laptop teacher at work will be used by students this year so our IT team has removed all hard drives. Unfortunately, one of our teachers made a mistake on the external hard drive backup and lost his papers. The info was accidentally recorded on the hard drive... not the external drive. All hard drives (hundreds and hundreds) are now randomly laying in boxes.
We can find the laptop that was hers, but is it possible to find the serial number for the hard drive that had been in it? Are the serial numbers for the laptop in any way linked to the serial number on the hard drive? Just try to find every way possible to help him.
Not sure about the BONE... probably the latest or next to last.
There is no correlation between the installed hard drive and MacBooks in which they have been installed. Then the next number in the series could even have another brand of disc.
Frankly, I can't remove these drives. A single pass of erasure with writing zeros would be crushed everything (but it takes all afternoon). Crushed once sufficient for everything but nuclear secrets.
One of my buddies and ME are supporting it because im trying to say that if you remove the hard drive of a Macbook, find my Mac no longer works, even if you get a new hard drive and connect it to the Internet. He said, that it only stops working if it is not connected to the internet, and I know it's true, but I want to know if my theory is correct,
If you remove the HD there is nothing to identify your Mac then FindMyMac.
To use FindMyMac the Mac must be connected to the internet and FindMyMac must be enabled in system preferences > iCloud. This requires Mac be signed in iCloud.
My P300 went to my local store to repair for a network card problem. I thought it was just a software problem or driver, so I wasn't worried that my machine is still under warranty. After investigation, they stated that they could not resolve the issue, so would be to reformat and reinstall the OS, they thought they should solve the problem.
To my horror, I found that they had broken the seals of guarantee and open to the top of the machine. They claimed the only way to save the P300 before reformat it, is to remove the HARD drive!
Is this true?
(It turns out that a broken chip is to blame, but because they violated the warranty, Toshiba will not touch!)
Can anyone say about this the removal of HD to support it please?
Normally it of not necessary to restore the factory settings with to remove the HARD drive but don t you worry about this. The laptop can still be opened from a service provider authorized without losing the warranty.
I also put t know why they did, perhaps they have checked the material. It would be possible because they have professional diagnostic tools.
But interesting to know whether or not your problem is now resolved?
Hello. Anyone know how to remove a disk for a Toshiba Satellite 1410 902?
Open the Panel here, it's the HARD drive, but there is no obvious way to get it out... I don't want to force it.
Thanks for the help.
The HARD drive slot is placed at the bottom of the unit. You don't have to remove the screw holding the cover of the slot. Then, you can simply remove the HARD drive.
But be careful.
I have a problem with my Portege 3490CT. It is completely dead (won't start not or read from USB floppy to use recovery discs). I would like to remove the hard drive to try to recover the information about it. Can someone tell me how to get out? I already have access to it, but I don't want to damage it in progress...
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