i have an external hard drive which i have partitioned. since then i have done virus scan and defragmentation on it. recently i have found part of the f drive (160gb) the write or read is stuck on part of it. so what do i do? do i `have` to reformat it? i dont think its a hardware problem.

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So I sent off my netbook to be repaired, and because of the crappy warrenty Asus offers it too 6 months to get back, my this time I've forgotten my HDD password. I changed the master and the user password in the BIOS when I was using it before it broke. So now I have it back and I'm trying to get my HDD unlocked. I don't care about the data on the hard drive anymore, so if I need to erase it to get it working, so be it. I've booted into an MS-DOS disk, and run ATAPWD and …

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while i am working in software i can hear some sound from my harddisk...what sound is that.if it continues it will harm my computer.??

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Hi: I have a computer that started out with a internet antivirus 2011 installation. I worked with the computer to remove it through Super AntiSpyware and through Avast virus software. Now with time the computer has lost icons and now will not start up. I have removed the hard drives. The secondary data disk is fine and I can read through a usb to ide adapter with no problem. I have a hard time reading the primary hard disk with the same usb to ide adapter and when I get it to read it it will only stay active for …

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I am adding a secondary hard drive to my dell tower. I am wanting to duel boot Windows XP and Slackware Linux. I currently have only Windows XP on my computer, but I am not sure what formating it has on it. My question is: what format should I use on the secondary drive for Linux? Does it need to be the same as the format on the primary drive? Thanks in advance :)

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]19662[/ATTACH]In an [URL="http://www.wdc.com/en/company/pressroom/releases.aspx?release=ba433e4b-bff8-4d99-b60f-7f02aa42f444"]announcement made today, Western Digital (WD) agreed to acquire Hitachi[/URL]’s Global Storage Technologies division for roughly $4.3 billion. With this acquisition, WD, an industry leader in consumer and entertainment-class storage solutions that recently ventured into the solid-state drive market, no-doubt aims to become a major player in the enterprise storage market. Steve Miligan, president and CEO of Hitachi GST said "Together we can provide customers worldwide with the industry's most compelling and diverse set of products and services, from innovative personal storage to solid state drives for the enterprise," Mr. Miligan will join WD as president, reporting to …

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