Black screen with flashing cursor after replacing hard drive
Windows won't open- stops at black screen
So last night I turned my comp off (safely) and went to bed. I turned it on and found that it said something about user profile failing. So I went into safe mode and did a system restore- but had to reboot the hard drive, I think it said? so I waited about and hour for the comp to validate all the files.
Then I turn it on and same problem. After restarting several times, it just goes to a black screen with a flashing underscore.
Before you wagging your finger at me- please note my dad does not like spending money on this PC. He didn't buy anything but the comp itself. No extra hardware or software.
Laptop Wont boot black screen.
Theres a black screen. It starts the windows symbol and it has the white cursor but nothing else even when you try to start in safemode...
Retrieving docs from back up disk
I had to do a system recovery because screen was black with cursor flashing. I installed 7 disk after being prompted to do so to back up files. One I did a system recover the files are showing as wim files and when I try to open it pics of internet explore.
New Hard Drive Not Showing up in Installation
I just got a new Western Digital 500GB Caviar Green Hard Drive, and it will show up in my computer, but will not show up in my Windows 7 Installation screen. I currently have 2 hard drive's in my machine the 500GB and a 320GB, and Windows 7 is installed on my 320GB Hard Drive. How would I make the 500GB Hard Drive show up in the installation, so that I can install Windows 7 to it?
Problem Upgrading to a Larger Hard Drive
I have Windows 7 and I just upgraded to a larger hard drive. I cloned the old hard drive onto the new hard drive. My problem is that windows 7 sees the size of the new larger hard drive as being the same as the old small hard drive. This seems to be caused by cloning the old drive's partition information. There is only one partition on the drive, meaning the whole drive is C. In Disk Management the "Format->Extend Volume" is grayed out. How can I make Windows 7 check the true size of the new hard drive and change the partition information to show the full drive size?
Need a new hard-drive
I am looking into getting a new hard drive partly because I have 10gb left of 500gb so I am looking at getting a 1000gb hard-drive also it is a few years old so the performance is not that great.
Can anyone suggest to me a good hard drive for my PC that is under about £60? that includes both of the above.
Black screen with cursor on dell laptop - windows recovery
I have black screen with cursor same thing in all safe modes I can only asses system recovery tool Startup repair can't no fix. System restore any restoration point I chose no restor complete system image recovery no helps. windows memory diagnostic no helps.
Command prompt usable but I can't use sfc /scannow when I use cmd from system recovery option
I have no recovery cd and anyway my cd driver no work
New hard drive not showing up as an accessable drive
I had an old (6 months old) internal hard drive that I had setup as an external drive go bad yesterday so I replaced it with a brand new internal drive that I am trying to connect using my esata connector. It is the same exact setup as I had for my old drive that did work for 6 months.
The new hard drive shows up in Device Manager, and in the Devices and Printer panel, but it does not show up in my Computer Panel under Hard Disk Drives.
One hard drive, and my DVD drive not shown?
My PC has 3 hard drives and one DVD drive. I can see 2 of the hard drives in Libraries, but not the 3rd hard drive, or the DVD drive. If I go into Computer Management, they are shown, but say "No Media", and the internal hard drive is shown as "removable".
It won't let me right click anything except to access Properties or Change Drive Letters/Paths. These drives were working until fairly recently, but the hard drive was the first to give me problems. Sometimes it wouldn't show up, and rebooting the PC would let it show up. Now, however, that no longer works. I have data on that drive I really want to keep, so formatting it is not an option. And of course, I can't format a DVD drive.
Cannot Format Hard Disk
So my hard drive would show in up bios but wouldn't show up in the windows 7 disk selection screen even after loading the drivers numerous times. I tried to format it in my brothers working computer, it said it could not format the disk. I tried to install xp, it recognized the hard disk, but again I couldn't format. I tried to boot the GParted Live and delete/create some partitions, the disk doesn't even find my hard drive.
My question is: Is this a semi-common problem or do I have a faulty hard drive?
image old drive to new drive
My hard drive is failing and I want to image the current 1TB hard drive to a new 1TB hard drive.
Can I use Windows 7 to create system image on new drive?
Is there a better/easier way?
I’d just like to plug in the new drive and image the old drive over to it and then toss the old drive.
secondary hard drive not showing in my computer
I have a 250gb hard drive which i have windows 7 and ubuntu installed onto and a 1tb and a 1.5tb hard drive formated in ntfs(from when i ran mainly xp)
The disk drives dont show up in my computer but they do show up in disk management however they show as black(unallocated) despite the fact i know that is is allocated and has stuff on which i can still access via ubuntu and i cant assign them a label i know that they definatly work and are in ntfs format as i double checked this through ubuntu im sure its a simple fix but googling hasnt seemed to have turned it up yet.
New laptop battery messes up date/time, etc...
It's been over a year, and my 6cell battery is beginning to die out. I bought a 9cell battery for my XPS. So here's what happens when I plug in the new battery:
AC Charger with NO battery: Computer runs perfectly fine
AC Charger with battery: Computer runs perfectly fine
Battery with NO AC charger: Problems...
When I plugged in just the battery alone, I went into BIOS and saw that the system's date and time were screwed up; it was showing some weird date in the year 1901. With this new battery, sometimes the hard drive wouldn't load. For example, when I turn my computer on, I can hear the hard drive spinning, but after a couple of seconds, the whole system just...freezes.
I initially thought it was a problem with my hard drive, since a screen kept coming up saying that some of the Windows files were corrupt. I did a clean install of Windows 7, and even tried Vista, but still nothing. With Vista, the date and time would still mess up, and sometimes nothing would load. I even tried system restoring after booting from the CD drive, but I received an error message that I had no shadow copies to restore from. I tried starting up with another hard drive, but still had the same issues.
Right now I'm using my old battery, and I get the message "Consider Replacing Your Battery." Can anyone help shed some light on this issue? Does the problem seem to be with the new battery?
Drive C: failing - How to copy OS to a new drive?
After logging in I receive the dreaded "Windows detected a hard disk problem" and as luck would have it, it is the C: drive which contains the operating system. Although I can usethe system, I periodically get the "Windows detected a hard disk problem" message and everything is running real slow.
I have another identical drive D: installed on the computer that contains my user data (already backed up). What can I do to move the operating system to the other drive before the C drive dies entirely.
What I have attempted so far. Using Norton Ghost 15.0 I copied my C: drive to my D: drive using options
Copy My Hard Drive (Copy all existing files, programs, and settings from one hard drive to another)
Check source for file system errors
Check destination for file system errors
Set drive active
After the copy completed successfully I shut down the computer and moved the SATA cable from the original drive to the new drive. Upon booting, I get the error Boot MGR is missing. Using the original DVD I did a repair and then the system booted to the login screen.
It accepted my password but instead of logging me in normally, it displayed the building profile message. After running for a long time the screen turns to a light blue. In the lower right corner of the screen is displayed
This copy of Windows is not Genuine.
It hangs there with no response other than the mouse is still active. The screen is blank with the exception of the above message.
OS: WIN7 Ultimate 64 bit
Dell Studio XPS with 12 gig RAM and dual 1 TB drives.
USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Converter cable problem
I have an old Hard Drive that I backed up a lot of my music on but when I plug the converter cable from the Hard Drive into my laptop (I only want to transfer my files from the Hard Drive to my laptop) I hear the noise windows makes when it recognises something but the Hard Drive doesnt show up in My Computer (its a seagate 320 gig HD). Does anyone know how to fix this?.
How do you change hard drive icon images?
I have an odd problem that just occurred in Windows 7. I have several internal hard drives and 1 external hard drive. The external drive has always had its own unique icon and the internal hard drives all have the same icon image.
But somehow, the external drive now has an icon image of an internal drive, and my largest drive, a 1.5TB HD, is showing the icon previously used by the external hard drive.
I can't figure out why this happened, or how to change this back to the way it was. There is no performance issue, its just confusing since I've seen that external drive image so long I automatically go for the image when in my computer or explorer, and now that means I'm often selecting the wrong drive.
Need to format a hard drive or add a new hard drive to your Windows 7 PC
In this tutorial, we'll show you how to format a hard drive and the other steps you need to take when you add a fresh new hard drive to your Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC. Before you can write any data to the drive, or before it even shows up on your PC, you will need to follow the steps shown in the video.
Dying Hard Drive & Damaged Image Files
I have been attempting move image files (TIF, CR2, JPG, BMP, PDF, PSD) off a hard drive and onto another drive on the same computer. The files will not COPY nor will they MOVE. I cannot get them to CS5, PSE8, nor PAINT.
When I try to open them in IRFANVIEW the app locks up and has to be closed by the OS. Most of the misbehaving images do display in all the thumbnail sizes of WIN 7. And the thumbnails display a black horizontal line through them at different heights and of different thicknesses. Some images have several lines.
The COPY and MOVE commands stop when they hit one of these files but, using MOVE and telling it to disregard the bad files, I have gotten much of the data off the hard drive. By the way,this process took almost two days as the system settled on a transfer speed between 750 KB/s to a blistering 220 KB/s for 130 GB.
Perhaps related, the hard drive at POST was detected as having corrupted files etc. I always opted to let the system repair which it did. I also downloaded and ran the WD disk check app and it found no problems.
After several of these incidents I figured time was to buy a new hard drive and get data off the ailing one.
Is there a way of retrieving the damaged files? What happened.
Recover file from corrupt partition
Recently my system could not boot and had the NTLDR missing error as a result of which I couldnot retrieve my files. So I took out the hard drive and added to another system as secondary drive.
Now the problem is that I cannot access the drive belonging to my hard drive. It says its not formatted and needs to format. But I don't want the drive to be formated since I have important files in the hard drive.
So can I have any idea how to retrieve those files. Or kindly refer me some free softwares which can do my job.
Black Screen Of Death (KSOD)
What happened is, one day after booting up my computer it went to the login screen like normal, then when I logged in, it simply showed the black screen with a cursor.
I've had this problem before and I simply fixed it by opening task manager and running explorer.exe manually and everything returned to normal.
Although, this time explorer.exe is already running on the processes list and if I terminate it and run it again or run multiple at once, it does nothing and stays with the black screen and cursor.
This happens on both of the 2 accounts on the computer. When I run it in safe mode everything works perfectly fine, although the internet doesn't work anymore.
I connect to the internet directly through a CAT5 cable plugged into the computer from the modem and I've never had a problem with it until this problem developed.
It did work one time but my power went out and turned off the computer, and when I turned it back on the problem persisted. I've run complete full scans on both Avast!
and Malwarebytes' Anti Malware and they've come up with nothing. I've also restored the system and nothing has fixed it.
so I feel it would be safe to get exact instructions before I mess it up completely.