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In the answer the poster is saying I can with LiveCD. I get that but what are the benefits rather then just creating a folders for music, movies, games, and etc? RIP mate. 0 Back to top #17 surferdude2 surferdude2 TEG Forum Member Members 488 posts Gender:Male Location:Mousetown, IL USA Interests:Commercial Refrigeration, Electronics, Computers... Later folks, duty calls Wendy Last edited by ScoutR; 4th July 2010 at 09:57 PM.

Glad you had a back up. Recommended Hard Drive Cloning and Imaging Utilities Acronis True Image 2017 has been released and it is optimized for Windows 10 and the most recent Mac OS X versions. You can also accomplish the same task by imaging the old drive to an external drive and then switch internal drives. Whole process was about 35 minutes.

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Pops Reply With Quote 4th July 2010,07:46 PM #8 ScoutR View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Join Date Aug 2009 Location Canada Posts 3,080 Real Name Wendy Re: Computer Question Which Backup Option Should You Choose? Just the icon for 2 drives, only one of which showed up in Windows Explorer. Then there the problem of windows wanting to reformat the drive.

  1. So I want 1 HD for photography and the other for wav files that I record from my old vinyl albums. (or will continue doing when I get a proper sound
  2. Yikes, glad I have drives of two different brands, types and sizes - at least that allows you to see this coming.
  3. First, try going to the DEVICE MANAGER (I'm sure you know how to get there, but for anyone who does not) by either RIGHT CLICKING on MY COMPUTER and going to
  4. Is there something I can do, some settings I can tweak somewhere where I can now use my external again on my computer.

If you need to get a file back from yesterday or last week, you can probably do that. Did it get dropped or fall or anything when you had it connected to the 360 / PS3? These are the questions that plague us mere mortals when faced with the reality that our personal computing devices are mortal too. Online Computer Backup Helpful +0 Report xpcman 16805Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration date ContributorStatus January 13, 2017 Last seen Oct 23, 2008 at 03:03 AM Lets see if you have a master boot record

Go to Device Manager > Disk drives > and right click to "DISABLE" the problem drive. If you would like the link to it I would be happy to provide it directly to you. Try to plug in the USB drive before you turn on the computer. have a peek at these guys I use virtual clone drive, so i set it to give me 15 drives, which forces the local disk (H), which in my case was the problem, to be one of

Free Antivirus MS Security Essentials Startup: WinPatrol Cleaning: CCleanerAdware/Spyware: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Spybot S & D Windows Defender SUPERAntiSpywarePersonal Software Update: Secunia Personal Software Inspector FileHippo.com App ManagerPlease report problems with links. How To Backup Computer To External Hard Drive Windows 10 If that option is grayed out you may have to choose "Create partition" and/or "Format" first. If you accidentally pick the new empty drive, and clone that to the original drive, you will totally overwrite all of your data. I would like to add that I am using the external hdd with my laptop so I can't take it out of it's shell and try and plug it in if

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I just had this problem with my WD external hard drive and I followed you directions to change the drive letter. http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=24412 Anything else? How To Backup Computer To External Hard Drive Windows 7 Wendy - I have three external dives connected via USB. How To Backup Computer Windows 10 You'll have to buy a new licence and re-activate your Windows installation with the new product key (edit: or re-activate it with the key that came with your new computer).

Three Kinds of Backups There are many ways to backup your files. Windows 7 is the first Windows OS that's been tolerant of drastic hardware changes (eg chipset drivers). If someone is so kind as to help and needs more info, please let me know. When non-IBM companies cloned the PC (Compaq was the first to do that, I believe), rather than include a clone of BASIC ROM, their BIOS would merely display the message "Missing How To Backup Laptop To External Hard Drive

Is it possible to combo the spells Create and Destroy Water, Shape Water, and Lightning Bolt in order to make LB more powerful? Instead of looking at your entire hard drive, this type of backup only looks at certain folders, such as your home directory. Personally i have created 5 partitions in my Hard Drive and I use each one of them for OS, Music, Movies, Games and Softwares respectively. Disk Management is where I would have liked to have been yesterday.

If you’re lucky, not much; Windows will just detect all the new hardware then install drivers for them and ask you to reactivate. External Hard Drive Backup Get the answer Vodoochild81Jan 1, 2015, 6:48 AM shiva92 said: If you are using MBR the individual partition size will be restricted to 2.19TB. Can I replace an SATA hard drive in a new computer with an IDE hard drive from a dead computer?

But it is not mandatory and it is your choice.

Browse other questions tagged windows-7 operating-systems migration or ask your own question. One solution is to use an anti-static wrist strap which you should wear during the exchange. Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:39 AM Thanks klistermand for taking the time to add to the possible ways to fix this problem.I think that mph's suggestion was the easiest fix How To Backup Computer To External Hard Drive Mac As far as Windows I am a little lost on how I do this.

Report malky- Jan 18, 2009 at 08:44 AM BiG thanks xpcman! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 0 Unanswered Questions How do I put the hard drive from my old computer into my new computer so that I have all of my Now you should be able to see it as a labeled disc and you can format it. MBR or GPT...what do these mean?Am I even in the right place?

Vodoochild81Jan 1, 2015, 9:45 AM shiva92 said: Vodoochild81 said: thx - why would I need to partition it? Shutdown the computer! Two things I can suggest off-hand. You can even use the computer and save files to a pen drive, all run from the CD.

That is the Question The question has been asked whether to clone a hard drive or image a hard drive. The operating system is Windows 7. For people that plug a USB drive in and it looks good in device manager but just doesn't have a drive letter, sometimes windows tries to give your external device the Two things I can suggest off-hand.

I would first check the device manager. My computer is no longer reading it. :( Any help? I don't think I am going to be using any partitions on this drive though. Reason for the Amiga clock speed XC8's Microchip compiler long type doesn't go up 32bits value Vampiric Link on opponents creature Find cells with specific formatting Teaching first Bayesian or frequentist

The archive part of this type of backup means that if files are on your primary hard drive are changed (or even deleted) you can go back to undo the changes This makes them problematic for a few reasons. If someone could give me a quick tutorial that would be great. Just wanted to write it to anyone else having the problem, and found the thread in their search. 0 Back to top #15 surferdude2 surferdude2 TEG Forum Member Members 488 posts

Belatedly, but for your info, all drives were formatted NTFS as of the date that I reported this problem. When I plug in my 1T, I have to use the hub with an external power supply, or remove the other externals. If that installs OK then your disks are probably both OK. I'm desperate. :) Report utaeladil- Feb 4, 2009 at 04:03 PM I am not sure why yours is showing up like that farnsworth...but to me, it sounds like what you are