I have a Dell external hard disk and when I plug it in it shows the disk name alone and nothing more and when tried to open it, it's asking for format. How should I recover my data before formatting??? Can I do the recovery on a Linux based system??
my widows 8.0 is unable to display my external hard disk which has important files and works well on Mac! I know Windows uses the NTFS formatting which is "more secure" and for the ext. hard disk to work on both, I need to format it as NTFS but I have important files on the hard disk which I want to copy on the windows machine and it's not even displaying on "Computer".
I started formatting my hard disc yesterday at 20:00. It is still running but sooo slow. Now is at 9%. I know that my hard disk is damaged so i suppose that it need a lot of time to format, but 14 hours for 9% is unbelievable for me. What can I do? Can I cancel formatting and try to install another OS, maybe Linux? Now I am trying to install Windows XP SP 3.
I have a hard disk which currently has Windows 8.1.
I've ordered a new SSD hard disk and I want to (clean)install Windows 8.1 x64 in it.
The old hard disk will be formatted - I just want to keep about 160 GB of data from it.
The problem is that I don't have a (third) external hard disk to simply copy the files in it.
What I've thought to do is to create an extra partition in the old hard disk
I'm having problem with the booting for Windows 7. I need some files before the format. Every time I insert the dvd, I get two options namely formatting and repairing. When I press repairing, the process runs very slow and at the end, it tells me to restart the os without solving the booting problem. My question is now is there a way to copy the files to external hard disk ?
I want to partition and format my 3TB wdbacw0030hnk-01 western digital external hard drive. I want to partition the drive to at least 2 partitions, one being 500gb (512,000 MB) and the rest to 2TB (2,048,000 MB). I want the 500 GB partition formatted to Fat32, if not both partitions. I am running windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. How do i do this, and what software can i use.
I've a 1 terabyte WD external hard drive and there are images of Linux OS on it, is there any way to boot them from this external drive without formatting all 1 terabyte space?(there are many file within it and I don't want to format it.)