Hard Drives

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    Asus Vivobook s200e No Post, No Fan, No Backlight, HDD Spinning.

    Hi, I'm trying to repair an old laptop of mine, it's an Asus Vivobook s200e. After unplugging and reconnecting the BIOS battery, The lights come on, it charges and the HDD powers up. The CPU and GPU are both heating up when left running but the fan doesn't spin. I tested the fan header with...
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    Overstuffed HDD won't boot

    My Macbook Pro hard drive is full and will not boot. Can I run a rescue program thru another computer ? How can I hook it up?
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    i have a toshiba lap top,L850 SATELLITE lap top .im looking for the best hard drive, for best performance,?

    looking for the best hard drive, that dont cost the earth. for toshiba lap top L850 satellite?
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    Solved! Does my laptop support SSD.

    Hello people, Since black friday is comming, I consider upgrade my laptop with an SSD. So i wonder if it supports it, but have hard time finding the answer. My laptop is Acer Aspire A715-71G-5508, i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 2gb, 8gb ddr4, 1TB HDD. I do not want to remove the current HDD, but put...
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    Solved! Asus FX503VM vs Acer Nitro 5

    i want to buy a new gaming laptop and i can't choose if i must go with the CPU or GPU Asus i5 7300 8 RAM 1000 HDD 1060 6GB Acer i7 7700 8 RAM 1000 HDD + 128 SSD 1050Ti I will use the laptop only for gaming, not video editing etc. Please help
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    MSI Titan 980sli vs Alienware R4 1070.....both second hand....opinions please??

    I have the chance to buy a.... MSI GT80S Titan $800 win10 home 32gb Ram 256GB SSD 1TB HDD @ 7200 RPM GTX980m x2 SLI INTEL i7-6700 No scratches and works good OR Alienware 17 R4 $1000 Intel i7-8750H 16GB Ram Nvidia GTX 1070 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD Win10 home (Guess) 1 Scratch where he plugs his...
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    Solved! Asus n550jk hdd problem

    hi guys. i have an asus n550jk... last month my loptop hdd get some noise... it seems to hdd is restarting... head of hdd stop working and it start orbiting again... can you help me? how i should fix this?
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    Solved! Asus not booting

    My Asus X571 won’t load past the ASUS IN SEARCH OF INCREDIBLE logo I tried F2, altF2, F8,F9,F10 nothing works. I put in another hard drive nothing works Turned off wifi. Nope Removed and tried running w/o battery. Nope I can’t seem to get past this screen. Any help? Please
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    Try to load Windows from disc

    Try install Windows 7 from disc it would load from hard drive error I getting try to remove all letters from potential partitions on hdd 0 and x:\Windows\system32》
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    Hard drive problem

    I just bought a new laptop and after I got done with the setup and was sure nothing was running, I held the power button to turn it off like an idiot. Now it's giving me the windows blue screen of death and nothing, not even a factory reset works. The people at Acer say it's the hard drive and...
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    Should I buy this laptop for gaming?

    Should I buy this laptop for gaming? Dell/i7-8750h/GTX1050/15.6inch/8GB ram/1T HDD & 128GB SSD/fingerprint /no disk reader? Price on sale for the next 12hrs: $1067 in KSA so it's normally pricier than in the US. Currently own an HP pavilion with 8ram,1tb hdd, 840m and i7-4500U (for like 4...
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    Solved! Choosing the best laptop

    Hello, can you help me choosing the better laptop? First one is an ASUS ROG i7 8750h(6cores), nvidia geforce 1050 4gb, 1tb hdd at 5400, 8gb ram. The second one is a HP Pavilion i5 8300h(4 cores), nvidia 1050ti 4gb, same hdd, 8gb ram. The laptops are almost at the same price. Thanks
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    Solved! Help with dead hdd

    Can I somehow get my w7 product key from my motherboard bios as my hdd is dead with click of death which I have a replacement for .. I dont have any discs or back ups to turn to and as my system was changed from new a few times im not sure purchasing original disc from dell will work they say...
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    macbook pro goes to blue screen

    I have macbook pro i changed mainboard because of some damage slots and also changed hdd to ssd now the problem is that when I turned on laptop it goes to blue screen after some time with (2x4gb) ram and works fine with 4gb ram I don't know what the problem plz help
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    Solved! Unable to reset Toshiba Satellite

    when I boot it says reboot and select proper boot device. Or insert boot media...etc. I am able to get to bios menu. But unable to access Toshiba recovery software or HDD reset menu or any windows safe mode? Maybe HDD is failing? Any help? I was hoping the recovery option would reset back to...
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    HP G42 458TU Battery Drain

    My hp g42 458tu laptop is always in powered condition( i mean its shutting own ,but dvd drive harddisk etc are working) . If I kept battery in laptop full charged it will be drained with in 1 day and its a new battery. At first I thought it would be related to windows 10 ,so I checked removing...
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    Is this laptop upgradeable to an SSD

    I want to buy the Dell Inspiron 5480 (i5-8265U/ 8 gb RAM/ 1 TB HDD) laptop but wanted to know if there exists a free m.2 slot for an ssd upgrade (I wish to keep both hdd and ssd on the laptop ). I've searched everywhere but don't seem able to find the answer. I'll highly appreciate if someone...
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    Solved! Hdd 3tb 15mm 2.5 in my laptop

    I received my new laptop. Brand is Eluktronics and model is N870HK1 Pro-x. I have a 3tb laptop 2.5 hdd. It's a 15mm 2.5 disk, seagate barracuda. How can I add the hdd to the 2.5 slot ? 15 mm seems standard for 3 to 5tb 2.5 disk. But it doesn't seem to fit! Patrick
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    Solved! Dell 5010 new Hdd (windows installtion)

    Hi I had problem with my dell 5010 Hard drive . today i bought used HDD but when i want to install windows this Error will show up.:
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    Solved! Adding a secondary SSD to Acer Nitro 5?

    I have the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51 which is the model that comes with the 250 GB SSD. Can I add a secondary SSD? Does the Nitro 5 have more than one M.2 slot, or does the existing SSD take up the M.2 space? If I cannot add an SSD, can I add an HDD instead? My model has the i5-7300HQ, 8GB RAM...
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    10 won't boot

    ASUS NOTEBOOK hard drive is erased. Cannot boot to windows 10 and none of the troubleshooting choices in advanced options do anything. How can I get the PC to factory reset?
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    Solved! Looking for universal music system for 2 floors house

    Got more than 400gb of Music, steadily increasing, and a 2 storey house .I have 2 Great listening positions : One per floor. I'm Looking for the best set up that allows me to listen all that music (which is stored in One hard disk) in both floors. music is stored at the 2nd floor, where There...
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    Lenovo Legion Y530 i7-8750H or i5 8300H

    Hi, Ihave to buy a new laptop and I'm choosing from these laptops: 1. Lenovo Legion Y530 (81FV00SLBM) 15.6" FHD IPS, i7-8750H, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GTX 1050Ti- $988 2. Lenovo Legion Y530 (81FV007NBM) 15.6" FHD IPS, i5-8300H, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GTX 1050 4 GB- $837 3. Lenovo Legion Y530 (81FV0074BM)...
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    looking for lead for laptop samsung rv520

    i need a new cable because mine snapped when i removed hard drive for upgrade :( so what cable do i need to connect saga hard drive to motherboard
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    Solved! Random Lenovo power failure

    Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 Owned for ~5 years My laptop will randomly turn off immediately, with no warning. Once off, it will keep trying to turn on - the screen turns on and hard drive will make the usual clunking noise, but it rarely works for more than a few seconds. I have taken the...
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    Solved! Hard drive is dead data lost and have no back up/installation disc for my dell 15 inspiron n5030

    I was in the process of doing an overnight back up to recalibrate my laptop from 32 bit to 64 bit So I could enjoy 64 bit app. My hdd ceased and has the top head missing it seems...anyhow tho the plates look good I have bad clicks n alert with black screen telling me drive not found try...
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    dell 5010 booting prolem(Help please)

    Hi I have dell 5010 laptop . one hdd test software showed my laptop hdd health is about 20 percent . I thought it may be fixed by low level format . but after LLF and installing new windows some times: 1-boots with no problem 2-after booting up (just after windows logo) i see blue screen and...
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    Solved! Hard Drive Crashing after Windows 10 instalation

    I have an HP laptop for 13 months and had a Windows 10 issue. An IT Technician then fixed it up by putting on a new version of Windows 10. Now he showed me that my Hard Drive is about to crash. My health is 72% bt also shows lifespan is 922 days. Must I replace the hard drive or can it be...
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    Laptop Motherboard Damage by techie...Maybe?? Advice Please

    Hi guys We got our IT guys that we pay a monthly support contract to to come out to us and install a new hard drive in my laptop as I had run out of space. Unfortunately Id bought a 15mm one and it needed to be 7mm so he put the old one back in. It was working fine the night before when I...
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    Can you give me an HDD/SSD PASSWORD to get y laptop to work again.thats all it says sreen

    My computer stopped working and it says that need to enter an HDD/SSD PASSWORD,can I get on for free.its a Toshiba satalite laptop?
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    ASUS X401U laptop won't boot my new HDD

    So I want to replace my laptop hdd with a new one then in BIOS my hdd isnt recognize and its not on the boot priorities but my old hdd is working well and its recognize
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    New Windows laptop - memory, speed, SSD- what is needed?

    Hi, I am actually looking to buy 2 new laptops. The ones I have are "Ancient" and not worth, time, money aggravation to try and upgrade. I have been on all the major brands websites trying to compare, contrast, build, the memory, speed cores, ssd, ddr, dedicated/not card, How many usb ports...
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    bios setting not allowing to move forward

    hey, my friend is using an asus laptop whose battery doesn't work well, he tried to change the hard drives of two laptops as he wants to change the ram of the system but by mistake did the hard drive thing. Now the laptop is not working and as he starts the laptop it takes him to the bios...
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    Hard drive won’t boot

    My pc was showed up with an error when booting and said to press crtl alt delete so I did so it restarted and worked fine then the same thing happen the next day but this time the boot took 5 hours and was so slow I couldn’t even get the windows button to work so I ended up restarting and it...
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    Problem with permissions on my ssd

    I bought a new predator laptop recently with 128 ssd and 1TB HDD. By mistake I changed the permissions related to my SSD and I am no longer able to change the permissions associated with ssd. One of the folder namely Windowsapps from program files shifted to HDD which I can no longer access...
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    Severed Power Cord

    I am working on a Sony Vaio PCG-61611L. The HDD and drive cover are missing, but the real problem is the power cord. It appears to have had the plug cut off, then spliced into the power delivery wires with duct tape, and later the other end was cut, leaving only a few inches sticking out. If I'm...
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    Lenovo Legion Y530 1TB HDD and 128G SSD stopped working, SSD only has 27G storage after Windows Reinstall

    I recently bought a Lenovo Legion Y530 (1TB HDD, and 128G SSD) After about a week of using it, I tried turning it on and it wouldn't leave the booting screen with the Legion logo. After attempting to get it fixed going to automatic repair and factory reset, nothing seemed to work, and I finally...
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    Games keep crashing (pixels and other stuff)

    Please help me. I recently just replaced my sshd to an hdd because the stock one's broken. This happens to all of my games. My laptop is Asus ROG GL551JW-DS74.
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    Laptop Screen Problem

    My laptop screen is flickering right after i tried to mount hdd on lineage os ( android x86 ) following this tutorial : https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software/guide-mount-internal-windows-partition-t2978679 My laptop model is Hp Probook 640 G1 . I have reformatted the laptop to...
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    Toshiba Satellite - no boot no bios

    I got a Toshiba Satellite in trade for some phone repairs. It was working fine, but then I did a full system reset and disk clean through the windows 10 reset menu. It went through the process but when it turned back on it had a black screen with a blinking underscore cursor (image 1). I tried...
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    Windows 8 lenovo e49

    Password of harddisk
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    Recovery media for restoring the original contents on the HDD on HP pavilion dv6700 laptop

    Where I may obtain recovery cd's for restoring the original contents of the hard drive?
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    Upgrade to SSD not going well.

    So i'm guiding myself to do the whole upgrade to SSD process with this guide https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/ssd-upgrade-tutorial I'm on the step where I have to shrink my HDD, i'm not even sure if this is necessary because this guide is kind of obscured to me. But anyway every time I try...
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    l had lenovo g580 when l press the power button it wont show the lenovo logo

    l installed a new operating system on my hard drive using a samsung computer ,because l was not able to get the booting setting.The problem is that when put back my hard drive correctly it was not showing the lenovo logo or anything
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    Sony Vaio PCG-61511M Black Screen

    I recently picked up a Sony Vaio laptop from a carboot sale for £20 which I thought was a good deal. On closer inspection I noticed that there wasn't any RAM or HDD, but luckily I had 2X2GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM and a 160GB HDD laying around. I installed the RAM and HDD into the laptop and turned it...
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    M.2 SSD's in a laptop

    I'd like to upgrade my laptop (Lenovo Idepad Y700-15ISK) with an SSD. It currently has the default 1TB HDD in it so I want it to be faster. Can I have windows installed on a new M.2 SSD and still have the HDD for storing games and anything else on it? Because if I can't then I'd have to buy like...
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    can i run in my laptop

    HP probook 6560b processor 2.3 core i5 ram 4 GB HDD 320 Gb can i run it
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    Does my macbook have m.2 port?

    I've got a late-2011 13" Macbook Pro, which has an i5 2.4GHz processor and 8GB RAM. It's cripplingly slow at the moment, and I think it probably needs the hybrid hard drive (250gb ssd/750hd) replacing with a full SSD. Funds are tight at the moment so would prefer not to have to fork out for a...
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    Trying to revive my mothers old hp pavilion dv6000

    So basically this laptop was laying around collecting dust for about 5 years I believe, ordered new charger because old one broke, but the laptop won't start. When you press the power button with the cord plugged in you can see the power buttons light up and hear it try to start but it shuts...
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    I forgot my HDD/SSD password

    I forgot my HDD /SSD password so how do I reset my password
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    My Toshiba says enter hdd password

    My Toshiba laptop say enter HDD/ssd password
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    New SSD error in Windows

    Hi. I here have a laptop: Compaq Presario CQ62-a10SD Just replaced the old, damaged HDD with a brand new SSD, from Kingston: Kingston A400 120GB SSD Now try to install a new Windows 10 installation, using the DVD. After starting setup, I encountered an error: I am not able to install windows...
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    Laptop's HDD not working and not showing

    Hi im using Lenovo legion y720 Recently ,the laptop was making a weird noise ,it was just getting louder and louder,I didn't mind it though.(I thought it was the fans hitting something) But today it finally stopped! But when i fired up my laptop it doesnt show the HDD although the ssd was...
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    OEM HDD to SSD transfer

    Hi So I recently bought a dell laptop with a 5400rpm 1TB hdd. I have a 240gb ssd to replace it with, but I have a oem license on that laptop. And I really want to change it to a ssd. I’m new to computers, so could someone tell me in detail, how to do the entire cloning process, and anything I...
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    how can I reset my toshiba satalite l15w if the HDD is failed?

    need to reset my toshiba satalite l15w but the hdd will do nothing. is there anyway I can do it?