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  1. From the Seatools SMART results: OK, looks like I have problems: This stinks. Thanks for the help though. Glad I have two external HDs.
  2. Yep, I did that. Nope. I'll try this now.
  3. We have this too at my office (our tech guy just offered me Vista Business on Friday but I only have 1 GIG of memory right now). Do they also offer Vista Office to you? I didn't ask at work but I hope they do.
  4. Could be the issue. I really doubt the drive is actually failing. It's not even a year old, worked fine in my PC and I was very careful when moving it from the old PC to the external case. I even formatted the drive to remove the partitions on it before I started using it as an external drive. So, I was expecting smooth sailing.
  5. I ran chkdsk and got to stage 4 of 5 and got this: The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters detected in file 858 of name . The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters detected in file 859 of name . An unspecified error occured. Any ideas?
  6. The drive isn't full. It's 160 GIG. The files can be moved in small groups but I'm guessing there has to be some setting that I could change that would avoid this error message. If the files got on to the HD via a backup program without error they should come off without error.
  7. Hi, I'm running into a problem copying a large photo folder from my External Seagate HD (this is an internal Ultra ATA drive that I put into an external case) to my PC. I get a Windows Delayed Write Failed error after it has copied about half the files. Any ideas on how I can remedy this issue? Thanks.
  8. I've updated the link with a test I ran today.
  9. I did the memory test and it came back clean. Does this mean it has to be the power supply? Any way to test the power supply?
  10. Thx. Anyone know of a good, free software that will burn ISO discs?
  11. You might try dling the most up to date driver for this mouse here: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/download...,CONTENTID=7636
  12. I've been running into a situation of late where I'll wake up and my PC will have restarted over the course of the night. I've also seen it happen during the daytime but for some reason overnight is more common. When I've seen it happen basically the PC powers off and then comes right back on so the system reboots. Could this be the power supply going bad? The only thing I have done recently with my PC was to add a 160 gig HD as a slave to the 60 gig that came with this thing 4 or 5 years ago. Could that have any effect? Thanks in advance.
  13. Thanks, good info. Any reason to change though? If I plan on just storing photos on this partition is NTFS any better than FAT32?
  14. Question, I've partitioned my drive and the software I used automatically made the bigger sector NTFS and the smaller sector FAT32. Why wouldn't it just create both as NTFS? Is there any advantage to me converting the smaller partition to NTFS?
  15. Thanks for the info. I guess I'll have to make a second partition.
  16. I continue to have problems with this new drive. I reformatted the drive as what I read on the Seagate site made it sound like if I did this the system would now see the drive at it's full size. Instead of that happening, I still see the F: drive there but when I double click on it Windows says it isn't formatted. I did a windows format and when it got to the end it said Windows can not format this drive. I also get this error instead of the message to format the drive every once in a while if I double click on the F drive: F:\ is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect. I looked in device manager and the drive is there and it shows no errors. I've tried reformating again with the Seagate util, it goes through the whole process and then says everything should be working but that is not the case. Any ideas? I hate this.
  17. I ran this and got a message saying "Support is currently enabled for 48-bit logical block adressing (LBA) for ATAPI drives. You do not need to run this registry update." Weird. It still shows the drive capacity as 127 when I right click on the drive. Anyone else have any ideas? Thx.
  18. OK, well I am using SP2. I could also do this: http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/cap...7/bios.html#ddo
  19. I just installed a new HD and only 127 of 160 GB are available. I was reading about this issue on the Seagate site ( http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/cap.../137/index.html ) and it seems my best option is to update the BIOS. Does Intel only make one set of BIOS? I couldn't find anything specific to my board: Intel® Desktop Board D845EBT I found this page with some info: http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/standardbios.htm Is this the info I need to updgrade my BIOS?
  20. OK, I was looking online and found a #for seagate tech support, I worked with a guy on the phone and got it to work. What was wrong? Nothing. My PC just took a really long time for BIOS to read/locate/whatever it does when I turned on the PC. The guy on the phone said that was the longest he ever had a drive take to boot up. Guess I should have waited a lot longer. Thanks for the help as always.
  21. tried to unplug the data cable for the CD drive, didn't change anything. still a black screen
  22. I haven't messed with the CD drive cables so that shouldn't be a problem. I tried to just go back to the original hd by itself and even that didn't boot up. It seems to be getting stuck at the CD drive for some reason. What about the suggestion above to unplug the CD drive? If I do that, would it be the power and data cable or just the data cable that connects to the mother board? Thanks.
  23. So, I tried again with both as CS and nothing. Still a blank screen a high pitched noise coming from the PC. I also went back and tried the original as master and the new one as a slave - same black screen and noise. I don't get it. When I start it up the light for the CD drive comes on and stays on. Any suggestions on what to try next?
  24. I am going to try both as CS as you mentioned. That is what the single drive was set to when I started. I couldn't get to bios when I had the old drive set as master and the new as slave (no jumper on the slave, hooked up with the grey band of the same cable that also hooked up to the master). When I started up the machine after hooking it up as slave and master all the PC did was make some noise and the screen stayed black.
  25. and I have an even bigger problem. I tried to switch things back so it would work with the old drive and it still isn't booting up. :crash: i thought this was supposed to be fairly easy.
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