How do I back up my hard drive? - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-15-2009, 02:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to Notedog
Default Re: How do I back up my hard drive?

I guess I'm gonna go ahead and buy it then.
__________________

Notedog is offline  
Old 07-15-2009, 07:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
S0ULphIRE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,659
Send a message via MSN to S0ULphIRE
Default Re: How do I back up my hard drive?

oh, rite yeah sure. Sorry, forgot about this thread.

Yes, that will do what you want it too. Of course the best solution would be to just plug the drive into a pc with sata support, but if that's not an option for you then this is the next best thing I guess.
edit: and btw it's my guess that when you took it to Best Buy they tried booting off the drive, so of course it friggin BSOD'd. if you can't access the drive when you plug it in via the usb cable then post back and I'll walk you through it.
__________________

__________________
"As a result of all this hardship, dirt, thirst, and wombats, you would expect Australians to be a sour lot. Instead, they are genial, jolly, cheerful, and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger, unless they are an American." -- Douglas Adams
S0ULphIRE is offline  
Old 07-16-2009, 01:00 AM   #23 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to Notedog
Default Re: How do I back up my hard drive?

Great, thank you all so much! I ordered it just now. I hope everything works out. I'll let you guys know when I try it!
Notedog is offline  
Old 07-16-2009, 02:04 PM   #24 (permalink)
Geek Squad
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 788
Default Re: How do I back up my hard drive?

Umm, Best Buy just does exactly what you guys are suggesting, we hook it up to another machine which is running a PE mode version of Windows. If it was BSODing, most likely the HDD is running into a physical problem.

But by all means try out more tricks please.

Oh and I take offense to the post about how retail techs are trained to drag money out of clients.

I have never dragged money out of anyone, I have just recommended the service to fix it for them. I don't want them coming back at me mad any more than any of you do.

Just cause one Agent does it doesn't mean we all do.

Its like saying that my plumber screwed up and drilled holes in my toilet, now I hate all plumbers cause they all drill holes in my toilet. (sorry first thought that popped up)
__________________
"Truth is violated by falsehood but outraged by silence."

"Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power." ~Sun Tzu

"Ad Astra Per Aspera"

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." ~Confucious

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.Ē ~ Samuel Jackson

ďOmnis vir est fortunae faberĒ
JoshSB is offline  
Old 07-16-2009, 03:51 PM   #25 (permalink)
Seg Fault'n
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The dried husk where America came from
Posts: 5,801
Default Re: How do I back up my hard drive?

If the machine used to check known bad HDDs BSODs as a result of having a bad HDD plugged into it then that can only mean that the machine is not suitable for the job in some way regardless of whether the fault was software or hardware related.

Please report the specific post(s) that offend you so that they can be reviewed by the moderator team.

OK, I'm from the UK so I have no actual experience with Geek Squad but if someone had bad experience then that is just as valid as yours. Just because you are good, that doesn't mean that they are all good.

"Its like saying that my plumber screwed up and drilled holes in my toilet, now I hate all plumbers cause they all drill holes in my toilet."

Actually it's more like saying "I hired a plumber from a company he did a terrible job so not only am I not going to hire from them again, I will also advise others not to use them"
__________________


There are in order of increasing severity: lies, darn lies, statistics, and computer benchmarks. - diskinfo man page
"Get your money and let's go to court!" - Craig Mudie, MS
kmote is offline  
Old 07-20-2009, 03:21 PM   #26 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to Notedog
Default Re: How do I back up my hard drive?

I have just connected the device and turned it on... now what do I do? I'm not getting any on screen prompts, and there's no instruction manual...

Ok, I just tried booting up Drive F... I think thats what this is, and I got an I/O service error... anyone know what that means?
Notedog is offline  
Old 07-20-2009, 07:45 PM   #27 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
S0ULphIRE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,659
Send a message via MSN to S0ULphIRE
Default Re: How do I back up my hard drive?

Hang on, can you open the laptop drive? e.g. go into My Computer and open Drive F (if that is indeed what it is)?

If that fails, right-click on My Computer, select Manage > Disk Management
You will see all the drives currently connected to your computer, hopefully one of those will be your dodgy laptop drive. If it shows up as 'unallocated' or something similar do NOT format it. You'll need to grab yourself a data recovery program to scan the drive.

If you end up having to do the second step, post back and I'll link you to a good recovery program
__________________
"As a result of all this hardship, dirt, thirst, and wombats, you would expect Australians to be a sour lot. Instead, they are genial, jolly, cheerful, and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger, unless they are an American." -- Douglas Adams
S0ULphIRE is offline  
Old 07-20-2009, 08:10 PM   #28 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to Notedog
Default Re: How do I back up my hard drive?

Its not coming up as unallocated, it says that it's Healthy and active, however, I can't open the drive from my computer. Also, it seems to indicate that the entire drive is free... which I certainly hope isn't the case.
Notedog is offline  
Old 07-20-2009, 08:27 PM   #29 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to Notedog
Default Re: How do I back up my hard drive?

However, the Backup G drive that I assume was my system restore files is full.
Notedog is offline  
Old 07-20-2009, 08:52 PM   #30 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
S0ULphIRE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,659
Send a message via MSN to S0ULphIRE
Default Re: How do I back up my hard drive?

Well can you access the G drive?
__________________

__________________
"As a result of all this hardship, dirt, thirst, and wombats, you would expect Australians to be a sour lot. Instead, they are genial, jolly, cheerful, and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger, unless they are an American." -- Douglas Adams
S0ULphIRE is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hard drive recovery help (windows 98 hard drive jmxtx Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 5 12-13-2008 03:33 AM
external hard drive questions wallstreetjourn2 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 12-06-2008 03:35 AM
Playststion 3 Hard drive upgrade guide (56k warning, plenty of photos) solidsteve Sony Playstation 9 08-20-2008 10:18 AM
Adding IDE Hard Drive(s) to a SATA Hard Drive Rig digital_ninja2k System Upgrades 1 08-07-2008 03:33 PM
Problem with Hard Drive lettering in DUAL BOOTING PC Rastafari Microsoft Windows and Software 7 03-03-2008 04:38 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.