hard drive

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  1. mjw72652

    Question Possible HD failure

    I installed a new 1 GB SSD in an HP laptop ;ess than three months ago. A couple of times recently Windows 11 has crashed with a BSOD, and when I restarted the laptop would not boot up, giving me a boot device not found error message, and refused to boot. Several attempts resulted in no luck. I...
  2. TerraCorbix12345

    Question PC makes noise that sounds like someone is shoveling snow. What is this a sign of?

    Recently got my HP 750-287C's PSU knocked out by a power surge but had it replaced. Now, when I use my PC, there's a sound coming from it that sounds like someone is shoveling snow outside or the printer starting to print something. What is this a sign of? Is it a sign of a component failing...
  3. Renan27

    Question New Hard Drive

    I just bought a new hard drive to store my games. When I start to play any game, even games to low spec PC, I'm having stutterings. so I took a screenshot in the task manager to see what is happening View: https://imgur.com/a/tGdIU7X My Specs: GTX 970 i5 6400 16 GB RAM SSD (Operational...
  4. Anotherlittlething

    Question D drive crashed, now MB won't post ?

    My 3TB D drive crashed my PC. Rebooted and it took a long time to start but it was fine, outside of my desktop being on the D. Turned it off to remove and recover the D and MB wouldn't post. Just nothing, so my Sys eng. husband troubleshot it and nothing seemed to reliably help. He ended up...
  5. Nathanot14

    Question Windows 7 install doesn’t recognize hard disk…

    So I tried to install windows 7 on my Medion s6421 laptop, but at the point where I normally should select a disk partition to install the system I cant get any further. It doesn’t show any hard disks… I already tried to install the sata controller drivers from the manufactor, but still no disks...
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    Question Toshiba Satellite laptop "no bootable device"

    Hello, wanted to write this to seek some possible help on a toshiba satellite c45, when turning on it didnt get past the loading toshiba screen it wouod just pop up the text with "no bootable device please insert..." i tried some toggling on the bios menu by pressing f12 but wasnt able to get...
  7. Question No bootable device screen appears after Windows 10 blue screen “driver power state failure” on Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54 gaming laptop

    I think the blue screen occurred after the laptop screen was slammed to it’s closing position. After restarting it - no bootable device screen appears. The laptop was functioning completely fine before this had happened. I also went through BIOS and I’m pretty sure it recognizes the hard drive...
  8. vikaskumar2299

    Question Does it mean my external hard disk is internally damaged/corrupted?

    I bought a new Seagate Expansion 2 TB hard disk yesterday. I used it and copied 200 GB data on it. Which copied successfully. Then I copied some more data but during that I lifted my laptop to place it somewhere else but I forgot that my hard disk is attached to it with USB. So the hard drive...
  9. C

    Question is swapping an iPod Classic Hard Drive a good idea?

    Hello everybody! I really don't know if this is the correct forum for this particular question, Please allow me to explain: My dad found his beloved iPod Classic, its a 6th Generation 80GB of great music, I haven't seen him so happy in YEARS... We were looking for an USB Charging cable so we...
  10. E

    Question New Western Digital internal hard drive crashes everything it touches

    A friend and I were installing a new hard drive into his computer, and once we started installing games (after formatting it) every platform that wants to install a game onto the new volume crashes. We've managed to install destiny 2, which works, but installing Valorant only causes riot games...
  11. S

    Question I have a NVME SSD + SATA SSD + HDD. What is the best way to divide the tasks between them?

    I have a 2TB NVME SSD, a 750GB SATA SSD and a normal 1TB HDD. I was thinking about exclusively storing games (game files) on the NVME SSD while using the SATA SSD as the main/boot drive (Windows install) + storing software on it while I use the normal HDD for normal big file storage (media...
  12. Question Shorted 4 drives after installing new PSU - Repair/Recovery advice needed.

    Hey folks, I appreciate in advance any knowledge or advice you can share. I was upgrading from a Corsair CX600m PSU to an EVGA Supernova 750 P2 PSU. I had 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's as storage, with an M.2 as the boot drive. I replaced the GPU, CPU and Motherboard cables but kept the Sata cables in...
  13. R

    Question New Hard Drive has manufactured date 2.5 years ago, is that bad?

    I bought a WD 6tb hardrive and it arrived today, it's WD60EZRZ. The manufactured date is 28th may 2019, is this normal? I was sold this new from WD website. Wondering if it's fine to use.
  14. wamsoon

    Question I removed SSD from one laptop with windows installed to another laptop that had bad hard drive and now laptop monitor won't turn on

    So I have two laptops, let's call it #1 and #2. #1 is the one with bad hard drive. So I went ahead and removed SSD from laptop #2 with windows installed (different version windows) and installed to laptop #1 that had the bad hard drive. I also removed ram from #2 and "added" to laptop #1...
  15. E

    [SOLVED] Transfer Hard Drives

    I'm getting a new PC soon and was wondering if it's possible to just swap my current hard drives to my new PC, my hard drives just have my games and other files on them, no trying to swap the os, so I don't have to download all my games again.
  16. gdanbo

    Question Black screen with cursor on Windows 7, even in Windows setup

    Hello, I have a problem with an older laptop, it's a HP ProBook 4545s. The problem started a couple of days ago. When I would turn on the laptop, Windows would start loading and it would boot to a black screen with the cursor. The first thing I tried were the advanced startup options, such as...
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    Question Hard Drive not working, help!

    I game and have PS4. Use a external Seagate hard drive to store my fortnite account on etc. And now it’s just suddenly stopped working. When I plug it in, it lights up just does this very dull beeping sound (have to put it to your ear to hear it). But just isn’t working at all. I’ve tried...
  18. iver

    Question Hard drive magically healed? or glitch?

    So im using hard disk sentinel to check my hard drives health and one has been showing 13% health left and no more than 14 days left on its lifetime wich means that its basically dead. I removed all data and it just sat in my computer empty for some days. But today i went into hard disk sentinel...
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    Question Will SATA2 speeds bottleneck a 15K RPM HDD?

    I recently came across a 600GB Seagate Cheetah 15K RPM SAS hard drive and I've found a lot of mixed info about the speeds of these drives. I'm currently only able to connect it to a SATA2 SAS controller which only supports speeds up to 3 Gb/s. I know for ordinary hard drives that's still plenty...
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    Question HDD Started making noise on startup?

    4 days ago my hdd started making noises on startup, which I can describe as scanning / printer noises or something like that. Maybe grinding noises? But they are not that loud or bad. When it makes those noises it does not boot further until it stops, only then does it show my bios and loads the...
  21. L

    Question Pc not turning on after trying to install an HDD

    Hi I was working on my pc when I thought I should try to install my old hard drive that we weren't using anymore. So I shut down my pc and started installing it. Once I had installed it I pressed the power button and for a second it sounded like the fans were spinning up and then it stopped and...
  22. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] When you copy data from a certain drive to another drive, which drive speed does the computer utilize?

    Greetings, Apologies if some of you might not understand the thread question since it's sounds a little bit gobbledygook, but recently a question popped out of my head. Here's an example so you people who are very well versed in computers can understand it to a greater degree. For example, if I...
  23. C

    Question is there a secure way to back up a HHD?

    Hello guys! Here I am asking a dumb question, but here me out... I kinda have a reason for this... So, I build my first PC in 2017, nothing fancy, its an 7th Gen i5 with a NVIDIA 710 Graphics, I'm old school, so I bought a DVD/Blu-Ray optic unit, just to have it there, Anyway... I had an non...
  24. S.Llama

    Question HDD/SSD causing no signal?

    I am trying to fix my mom's computer after she stopped getting signal to her monitor. I've followed all the steps to troubleshoot, reseating, unplug, cmos etc. I finally decided to try a different hard drive and finally got to bios. I was able to put windows on it and had it all set up again for...
  25. TerraCorbix12345

    Question How to transfer OS to SSD without transferring other files?

    I'm going to get an ADATA SU800 512GB SSD to put in my PC. I want to transfer my OS on to it, but the only methods I've seen online involve copying over all of the files on a hard drive and moving them over to an SSD, which I can't do because I've used more than 512GB on my hard drive. Is there...
  26. S

    [SOLVED] Raid 1 for video file storage

    Hello everyone, I am making videos for youtube. I record games, upload them to youtube and store them on my hard drive. Youtube keeps the videos, but I feel safer if I still have the videos in case youtube would delete my videos ir was shut down or we are in a war and there is no more internet...
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    Question My hard drive wont boot and makes clicking noises

    Recently I was updating my computer but the power went out and now the hard drive makes a clicking noise, But I noticed it started clicking during the updates And now it wont boot Now it won't boot, for reference irs a IBM T42 thinkpad!
  28. Lucas G

    [SOLVED] Can a HDD cause stutters in my game?

    I know similar questions like this have been answered in the past but my case is a bit different. I'll give some background; I downloaded BF1 in my SSD and it ran fine. The game ran on ultra settings with no hassle, no stutters no nothing. I then got a HDD from a really old computer and got it...
  29. S

    [SOLVED] Failed HDD replacements ?

    Hello, I have been using my Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM008 ever since my old HDD died in 2019. However, today while gaming everything froze, I got the .... not responding message. I closed the game, checked file explorer and I saw the hard drive missing but my other 2 small storage ssd were...
  30. Neltrition

    [SOLVED] HD speed

    I'm reviving a build from 2011ish to capture old raw dvcam footage to show to wedding studios as I get back to shooting/editing. Will build a 4K system soon but for now my main specs are - i7 - 860, 6G ram on a Asus P6T WS Pro. This mobo has 2x PCIe 16x , my Quadro FX 1500 is taking up 1 slot...
  31. Mystik141

    [SOLVED] How many uncorrectable sectors is bad?

    I ran crystal disk and got 688 pending and uncorrectable sector count. Is this bad?
  32. S

    [SOLVED] Not sure what has happened with new SSD

    Hi guys, I recently got the Samsung 980 and just installed it into my pc today. As I want it to have my OS on it, I used AOMEI Backupper to clone my current C: drive onto the new one. However, it is not appearing as a completely separate drives. Here is the screenshot (The F: drive is the clone...
  33. J

    [SOLVED] Windows not detecting my hard drive in Wavlink USB 3.0 docking station

    I tried plugging in a hard drive with data already on it into my new PC and Windows didn't detect it. I bought a Wavlink USB 3.0 docking station and plugged my WD Blue 1TB hard drive in it and Windows still doesn't detect the data but now it's showing multiple disks and nothing on it. The...
  34. Iver Hicarte

    Question Recommendations for M.2 NVME drives that offer excellent REAL WORLD Performance?

    Good day, I'm currently looking for a 1TB M.2 NVME that has excellent REAL WORLD performance, I don't really give much emphasis if a lot of the NVME drives today have very fast speeds when it comes to synthetic benchmarks since these are SYNTHETIC BENCHMARKS. I'm looking for a drive that can...
  35. J

    [SOLVED] New PC doesn't recognize hard drive from a previous PC

    Hello, my newish PC doesn't recognize an older hard drive from a previous PC. The hard drive is a WD Blue 1TB drive. It's almost filled up. On my old PC, it works fine, it's not corrupted, but when I plugged it in to the current computer, Windows doesn't show it at all. If I go into Bios, same...
  36. MxzsyXII

    [SOLVED] Can a dying HDD cause problems with Windows that's installed on a whole different SSD?

    So I've got Windows 11 installed on a WD Black SN750 500GB NVMe SSD. I used a 2tb WD Blue 5400RPM that I've had since 2017 for mass storage of games, movies, downloads, clips and everything in between. Recently (even when I was on Windows 10) my OS has been acting a bit funny. It randomly...
  37. SpiderSparrow

    [SOLVED] Moving my hard drives to a new PC

    Hey everyone hope you are all doing super fantastic, Sorry if I am asking in the wrong place. Basically, soon I am planning to get a brand new pre-built PC from Scan. Anyways, I have like 4 SSDs and 1 SSHD that I wish to move over. I have an Nvme SSD as well in it, but I will keep that in...
  38. D

    [SOLVED] Bitlocker Warning

    This is just a warning to the community. I have a Surface Pro 3, installed the windows 11 Release preview on it some time ago. I only use local accounts, no online MS bs. I found my drive was encrypted with Bitlocker, when i tried to save the key it would not allow it. I was forced to sign in...
  39. SweetFountain178

    Question Is my hard drive good?

    The reason I'm worried is because I got my laptop (an Acer aspire 5) in December 2019. Then months later (June 2020), the hard drive died (complete with "no bootable device" when I rebooted from the BSOD that occurred) it failed again on August and since the laptop was still under warranty, they...
  40. U

    [SOLVED] Camtasia studio 2019 & stockage files

    Hi, I wanted to make a video on Camtasia studio 2019 but I have forgot that I did not have enough space available on my hard drive. I still had 44 GB of free space and the video was bigger, so the creation of the video could not be completed. However, the 44GB of space in my stockage is no...