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  • Smart Computing Article - Drive & Storage Problem Solving
    Without being properly formatted, floppy disks cannot be read "Disk is not formatted. The disk in drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? " The disk you are trying to access either hasn't been prepared for use with your OS, or it has been damaged and the data can no longer be read
  • Smart Computing Article - Windows XP Startup & Shutdown Errors
    This seemingly terrifying message is actually quite common, and most of the time, it has a very simple solution. If a forgotten floppy disk is not the cause, then you've got a much bigger problem on your hands. Somehow, your hard drive's boot sector has been damaged or erased. This is typically
  • Computer Power User Article - Seagate, LaCie & Maxtor: The Coolest Hard Drives To Go
    Seagate, LaCie & Maxtor: The Coolest Hard Drives To Go June 2005 Vol.5 Issue 6 Page(s) 29 in print issue Add To My Personal Library Seagate, LaCie & Maxtor: The Coolest Hard Drives To Go USB flash keys are fine for replacing floppy diskettes, but let s face it: You re never going to use a thumb
  • Smart Computing Article - Troubleshooting Essentials
    , the benefits become quickly apparent: less time copying files to a floppy disk, external hard disk, or flash drive; more Web browsing
  • Smart Computing Article - Hard Drives
    have been damaged by age, a power anomaly, or a virus. Always check for the presence of other disks in the system. For example, an unbootable floppy diskette will cause a nonsystem error until you remove it. Otherwise, it s worth trying to recover the hard drive first. If you cannot restore
  • Computer Power User Article - Quest For Speed
    the SK8N scans connected SATA devices and, if necessary, maps them to IDE channels, we still had to create a WinXP disk with the proper SATA drivers before we could install WinXP to the drive. The CD-ROM included a utility to automatically create the disk. When installing WinXP, we pressed F6 during
  • Smart Computing Article - L1 cache to LANtastic
    You can change your drive's labels to make them more meaningful than the standard single letter. For instance, you might change the label for disk drive A: to Floppy Diskette. Not surprisingly, the term label translates very similarly in the electronic world where it's used to identify stored
  • Computer Power User Article - BIOS Performance Boosters
    with an impressive BIOS that's full of options for both improving performance and tuning various onboard subsystems. By default, DFI sets the board's BIOS options fairly aggressively, with minimal slowdown. The BIOS detects connected disk drives automatically, even if you choose None from the Standard

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