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  1. K

    [SOLVED] Moving old windows drive to new Pc that has windows already installed

    So I am currently building a new system and have a 500gb 970 evo m.2 which i am going to fresh install windows on along with a new 1tb 860 evo ssd. In my old system I have a 500gb 850 evo which has windows installed and a 1tb wd mechanical drive. I want to move the 2 drives from the old system...
  2. G

    [SOLVED] I think my HDD just died, what can i do now?

    Hello everyone, Today my HDD (S: ) started to act strange. I realized that a Video i saved yesterday with Nvidea Shadow Play wasn´t there. Navigating through the folders of the HDD was a bit slow but nothing i worried about at that moment. I first expected a software problem with Shadow Play so...
  3. AyaanAhmad

    [SOLVED] a Seagate hard drive says "dell" on it, does it matter?

    I found a drive on eBay and I was thinking of buying it. it's a "dell" drive that was manufactured by Seagate. I was wondering if this drive would act differently from a normal Seagate drive. if it helps, the seller listed the drive as "Seagate ST8000NM0055 8TB 256MB 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 7200RPM...
  4. S

    [SOLVED] Recording gameplay to HHD or SSD?

    Hello, I am wondering about which storage drive I should buy next to be able to record 1080p 60fps. I keep seeing mixed opinions about which one to use for strictly recording. GPU - 2070 super CPU - R5 3600 OC 4.2 RAM - 16gb 3200 STORAGE - SSD 240gb (for os and apps) HHD 1TB (for games) I will...
  5. brittneyy

    Question My hard drive isn't showing up in disk managment, but it does in bios

    So recently I have built a new pc and I have one Samsung SSD 120 GB, but I have also installed another 1TB hard drive through the SATA ports. However the hard drive would show up in my bios page and in the device manager under disk drives, but when I open up disk management I only see the...
  6. Grouchy66

    [SOLVED] My HDD keeps disappearing

    so my HDD keeps disappearing, I format it, it stays formatted for a couple of hours and then randomly disappears, i even bought a new hard drive and it still does it, I changed the SATA port on my motherboard too, might be the SATA cable but my SSD works and they use the same one i think? I have...
  7. M

    [SOLVED] SMART test failures on harddrive

    Hi all, i have probably problem on my system with SMART failures on my harddrive. There is used OS: SLES 11.2 i586. Problem is, that recently there appeared some errors in SMART print of status of my device (smartctl -a /dev/sda) i am attaching. I am interested what mean errors mentioned in...
  8. r_jackdaw

    Question problem ejecting

    my Bios is setup to .. AHCI:HOTPLUG Hard drive policy set to.. QUICK REMOVAL im using some kind of drive rack to insert/eject my hdd when doing backup my issue is I kept getting this message: Problem ejecting bla bla bla everything is close and all. im not sure what windows service is...
  9. hazardtyme

    [SOLVED] Transferring data off a Windows 7 HDD to be used on a Windows 10 HDD

    I have an old Windows 7 computer that collects dust in the closet, but it has a bunch of old files and programs that I don't want to get rid of. My girlfriend says it's an eyesore and has to go, so I'm now tasked with getting all my precious stuff off of it. Now, I would just go through...
  10. S

    Question HDD sometimes shortly freezing when accessing files

    My second drive, a Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM006 2 TB HDD is 2 years and 10 months old. Recently I started noticing that every now and then the HDD seems to freeze, or take a little while to access files. This happens when I am browsing file explorer, or when I want to scroll through a PDF...
  11. H

    [SOLVED] My continously only boots on SECOND attempt

    Hello I've had this problem for many years and have finally put myself together to see if theres a solution. MOBO: Msi z97 Harddrive: Samsung SSD The first time i boot my pc, it will always just freeze with the sign 9C. If i then press restart, it will display 9c, then 99 and then A2 or...
  12. foxfries

    [SOLVED] what kind of adapter to use for an old 2,5" IDE notebook harddrive?

    the problem is as follows: for quite some years i've had the intent to somehow gain access to my oldest hard drive, which i used in my first laptop until it broke about 10 years ago. now i've been occupied for a good while but i finally started looking into it again and it seems there are quite...
  13. E

    [SOLVED] Malware?

    Malware? On my previous thread https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/im-having-a-few-problems-not-sure-if-i-should-make-a-new-thread-for-each-one.3615133/ I shared some problems I had with my CPU Fx-8350 And I was told that the symptoms were Indicators of malware. 1 YouTube video started...
  14. P

    Question My Dell Laptop wont boot with a hard drive!

    Hey, I have this laptop, its a dell Inspiron 17 and it was having really bad loading times. It got to the point to where you couldnt load up windows, so I thought it would be good if I wiped the harddrive and put a new copy of windows on it. So I wiped it and loaded installed windows on it again...
  15. okwiBoy

    [SOLVED] Seagate 8TB harddrive won't format / won't convert from RAW to NTFS: WINDOWS

    Hey Everyone, I bought an 8TB Seagate hard drive from Amazon (BarraCuda Hard Drive 8TB ST8000DM004) and I have plugged it in correctly and it shows up in my disk management as 8tb RAW Healthy (Primary Partition) after a few days of trying and failing. I have read that windows doesn't understand...
  16. J

    Question Seagate FireCuda (2To, 2.5") won't show up in disk management nor BIOS

    Hi, I recently bought a Seagate FireCuda (2To, 2.5"). The issue is that it won't show up in disk management nor BIOS. The drive is running as I can feel the vibration. I have tried three different SATA cables and tried two different SATA ports on the mobo. One thing to add is it was recognised...
  17. betakerfilip

    [SOLVED] M2 SSD with cloned OS wont boot when the old OS drive is connected. How do I wipe the old harddrive?

    Hey guys, I recently cloned my old OS harddrive to my new M2 970 EVO PLUS NVMe-SSD Problem is that id like to wipe my old harddrive so that i can use it for storage only. But, when i plug in the old drive, my pc boots with the old drive, even tho the m2 is prioritized in bios. I want to be...
  18. R

    [SOLVED] using HDD with games installed on new windows Install

    Hi there, I am about to rebuild my PC changing my CPU, motherboard and adding a 250gb nvme SSD. I currently have a 2tb Hard drive which is almost full with games. I intend to do a fresh install of windows to my SSD and then using my HDD for main storage. windows 10 is installed on my HDD but i...
  19. I

    [SOLVED] Upgraded my computer and now my old HDD/SSD does not show some applications

    I upgraded my PC today. I upgraded CPU, motherboard, ram, and added another SSD. My problem is that some applications on my old hard drives are not showing certain applications. For example, I had Geforce Experience installed but when I search for it nothing appears. I do see all devices listed...
  20. Gr3y7Sky

    [SOLVED] HDD is apparently fine, but cant download any games on it.

    i have a seagate 1tb hdd that is giving me some problems. After a couple of weeks i noticed 2 of my only games i have installed on there were acting up, lots of things would load slowly in the menus, i couldnt see in game charactors as quick and i was a taking a bit to load into matches as well...
  21. P

    [SOLVED] When using a USB to SATA hard drive says that there is no Disk inserted.

    So when I try and use a adapter to clone my hard drive over it says that there is no disk installed. I know that this is incorrect because I replaced my existing hard drive with the new one and it works fine and dandy. I am using the star tech adapter.
  22. tralph3

    [SOLVED] Why does my PC stutter on media playback?

    Hi, I have a Thinkpad T430 laptop, pretty good machine. It has a 500GB HDD 7200rpm and it works perfectly fine. It's fast and reliable, and I haven't encountered any issues with it in the year I've had this PC (and I bought it used, so who knows how long it has been used before). However, while...
  23. Joeykk20

    [SOLVED] Brand new HDD 100% in task manager

    Hi guys. Previous HDD was maxxing out at 100%. Bought a new one to try and resolve it, installed windows 10 and now new HDD running at 100% again. I will try and provide any information you ask for
  24. L

    Question How to fix poor drive performance / complete failure ?

    We are having issues connecting hard drives to one of our servers. The motherboard has 6 SATA ports. 2 - 6gbps, and 4 - 3gbps. If we connect a drive to one of the 6gbps ports, the server will either not boot, or the disk is inaccessible in Windows. We connected 4 drives to all of the 4 -...
  25. Khalis Mursyid

    Question Help! My portable hard drive does not show up on my computer

    I've been storing alot of my old laptop data on a newly bought portable hard drive. It is detectable on any laptop but for some reason my laptop doesn't detect it. Windows does not even give USB unrecognizable warning. I checked my disk management and it does not detect too! My portable hard...
  26. G

    Question Could my hard drive and SSD be the cause of my constant frame drops?

    In January of this year I built my new PC. My old pc was having constant frame drops as well, in every game, where the frame rate would drop to 0, or near 0, and the same image would be displayed for a split second to up to a couple seconds. When I build my new PC, I replaced everything other...
  27. JPH2003

    [SOLVED] Irregular Startup "reboot and select proper boot device"

    Every few days while booting windos gives me this error. Restarting only helps when i wait for 30 min in between. I tryed to change the boot order but without waiting none of my devices showed up. I can't reconize any patterns with this error. I tried to load the default bios settings but it...
  28. S

    [SOLVED] i dont think my pc has its ssd activated.

    so i just bought a brand new pc for my brother from best buy its a cyberpower pc. its a ryzden 3700x with 2070 super and 2tbhhd and like 250gb ssd. so it has both, as u can tell from me buying a prebuild im pretty ignorant when it comes to pc but i do know a thing or 2 . so as soon as we get...
  29. AsianPieMan

    Question Other Drives Dissapear After New Hardrive

    Hello, my current system is a 2700x, Vega 64, plugged into a B450 F Gaming from Asus. As for storage I use a NVME 500GB as my primary os drive, 1 480gb ssd, and a 3tb HDD, and a dvd/cd read write. I recently purchased a 4tb Barracuda and upon adding it to the system and booting up the only drive...
  30. Chungbung

    Question CPU at 100% after installing new hard drive

    So I decided to buy a new Western Digital 2tb Hard Drive. After I got done installing it I decided to install CS GO and Apex on it first. When I started playing CS GO (Apex was still downloading) I noticed some stuttering and checked task manager and saw that my CPU was at 100%. I restarted my...
  31. iPrologue

    [SOLVED] Factory reset my hard drive and fresh install windows on new ssd

    So i just bought a new ssd and have a hard drive with windows 10 on it that i want to wipe completely. What would be the process I would need to follow to factory reset my hard drive and install windows on the ssd instead?
  32. wiktor2001

    Question dell checkpoint (0019)

    im trying to fix up a pc for a friend when i came across a problem where at first there was no display what so ever so i removed the graphics card (gtx 760) then after a few restarts i got into the bios and because this pc came in without a hdd i tried my personal one which i could not get to...
  33. J

    Question Is it safe to remove an extra hdd

    I’m about to buy a new ssd cause my current hdd is getting old and I’m planning to remove it and I wanna know is it safe to just take the sata cable and power cable out. The harddrive was a secondary one that I just put other games and applications on so it didn’t clutter my main ssd with my OS...
  34. J

    [SOLVED] Does Anyone Have This Issue Or Know How To Fix This

    So recently I bought a new PC from someone and it ran really great and the specs are amazing (posted below) the only downfall to me is that it didn't have enough storage and only had a ssd that was a 128gb SSD and Im a person that loves to have games on their PC so I took it to this computer...
  35. Sheev Palpatine

    [SOLVED] Custom HDD Storage Caddy Rack or Server Rack?

    For years I have wanted to make my own HDD caddy, like a computer tower but made out of HDD's, that have been lieing around. I have around 27 x 3.5 and 1 x 2.5, and I want to make a tower, have a PSU, connected up with sata, but the thing I need help with is connectivity to the main rig. I...
  36. J

    Question Hard drive disappearing from system when in use?

    I was updating games on steam when an unexpected scenario occurred. The hard drive was apparently not recognised after updating three games individually, as a result i restarted and it opened BIOS. After multiple attempts to start up, even reconnecting the HDD,it booted. The computer started...
  37. Xavi⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

    Question My HDD isn't working properly

    I recently salvaged my old hard drive from my dead PC and bought a case to turn it into an external drive. I then used my laptop to format it to NTFS. I wanted to copy larger files to the HDD, and there were no problems whatsoever in that process. However, moving or copying those larger files...
  38. J

    [SOLVED] hard drive reset

    I have 2 hard drives in my pc, one being an SSD. I am going to sell my pc to a friend and want to wipe them so there is only windows left on them. I have searched this up but I get so many different options and I'm not sure which one to choose. note: my pc has no cd drive and I'm on windows 10...
  39. T

    [SOLVED] Strange annoying os problem

    So I have a strange issue with windows 10 since upgrading to my ryzen 7 3700x. current specifications are - ryzen 7 3700x Msi mpg edge gaming WiFi voard 16gb Corsair vengeance 3200mhz ram 2x8gb Rtx 2070 super pny xlr8 tri fan 650w EVGA supernova g1 psu Bx500 crucial ssd Seagate barracusa...
  40. tangelo

    [SOLVED] Upgrading mobo. Question about sata and ssd/hdds with Win10

    I'm going to upgrade my motherboard to another model and upgrade the CPU at the same time. I currently have 2 SSDs and 2 HDDs on my system. If I just plug these into the new mobo and select the correct ssd as a boot drive, will everything be ok or will Windows 10 randomly re-assign the drive...