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Questions tagged [hard-drive]

A hard disk drive (or HDD) is a non-volatile, random access device for storing digital data.

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Can I clone the partition containing the OS to another partition so as to have two OS on separate partitions

I have a PC with an OS on two partitions using a bootloader. One has become corrupt and my image is also faulty. I have tried to clone the good OS over to the other partition but windows will not boot....
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How can I change the location of ALL Google Drive File Stream files used including the DB?

I have been on a mission to look for a solution of how to change the location of every file Google DFS (Drive File Stream) uses (including the DB which gets accessed more than anything). I have two ...
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How to recover data from a faulty hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a HP laptop with windows 10 on it's hard disk. I clicked on a recently obtained file then: # windows explorer got stuck # tried opening task manager to kill windows explorer ; blue screen ...
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How to move EFI from booting primary HDD to internal SSD

I had a machine with Windows 10 on an HDD. I installed a smaller internal SSD and installed Ubuntu 18.04. During the installation process it automatically (with my approval) set up the machine to ...
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How do I delete the shortcut virus permanently from my computer? [duplicate]

I've gotten the shortcut virus on my usb drives more times than I can remember; What I usually do is just format the drive and call it a day. Lately, I had important files on one of my drives which ...
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Any ways to repair a HDD which cannot be formatted and write-protected? (+Disk error: CRC)

For a few months, I used the 3.5 inch WD Blue 500GB HDD and a SATA to USB docking station so that I can connect the HDD to my Raspberry Pi, to be used as a small version of NAS. However, in some days,...
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Can I work on external hard disk until I have recovered all the deleted files from computer

I have a Dell laptop that have a single partition named "C drive" and I lost my whole data during reinstalling OS and I want to recover my whole data but I need some days to recover my data, So my ...
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Date of formatting of drive encrypted with Disk Utility

I had a computer and a backup drive. Computer A held the data and had a backup in drive B. Drive B is encrypted with Disk Utility on macOS and the password is stored and has a hint in computer A. ...
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“Operating system not found” after HDD replacement on Dell Inspiron M301Z

We have Dell Inspiron M301Z with faulty HDD (resulting in freezes). There's Windows 7 installed, booting perfectly each time. After we replaced the HDD with a new HDD, we cloned the data. And ...
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How to format old disk after installing new boot disk?

I just installed a 250 GB m.2 SSD as a Windows 10 boot drive on an Acer Aspire E15. The computer previously had Windows 10 installed on a 1 TB HDD. This is what my current configuration looks like: ...
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Overwriting on SSD’s vs HDD’s [on hold]

first time here, so not sure if this has been asked before. I was wondering if there is a difference with how hdd’s And sdd’s overwrite deleted files. For example, if I was too delete a few files ...
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network drive replaced by an external drive

I have an old software which needs access to a network drive, eg. \\nameofnetworkdrive but the problem is that the network drive has now been replaced by an external USB drive (eg. drive X). Is there ...
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nt kernel & system/ ntoskrnl.exe issue

In Win10 Task manager, there is a process that takes about as much as any HDD activity as the other processes that are running. This process seems to mimic all software when it comes to HDD use. CPU ...
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Is it possible to recover data about the host os from inside a docker container?

I'm renting a server at a company where I basically get access to a docker container. Now my question is: Would it be possible to analyze the unused disk space that's allocated to the docker container ...
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Only 60 MB/s transfer rate from WD Green hard disk?

My Windows 10 x64 PC (Intel Core i5-3570K, 32 GB DDR3, GA-Z77M-D3H, multiple SSD as main drives) also has a WD Green hard 2 TB hard drive (WD20EARX). I know this is not a speed monster, but I was ...

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