Well, that was fun.....

Discussion in 'Random Topic Center' started by Phazon Elite, Oct 11, 2007.

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  1. Phazon Elite

    Phazon Elite New Member

    So, yeah....

    I got back from class around an hour ago and turned on my computer only to discover that windows was unable to open because an important file was missing (the filename was given, but I forgot it already. lol) So, I spent ten minutes looking for the Windows XP repair disc, found it, and reinstalled Windows with no problems except one: I, in my computer-illiterate magicalness, am unable to reinstal all of my old files via my C drive. They're all there: I chose the restore option which takes everything from before and makes a backup of it before clearing the hard drive of everything else, I just can't find the right command or whatever to bring them back to where I can use them.

    So, does this mean that I'll have to reinstall many of my more important programs (iTunes and firefox, mainly) by being forced to go to each company's respective site and DLing everything again.

    Also, I should be able to get all of my iTunes songs back from my C drive if I reinstall iTunes and move the songs, right?

    Thanks in advance.

    -marvin
     
  2. Mew

    Mew New Member

    For Itunes, once you have it installed, as long as you have the music files still on your computer, all you have to do is import them to Itunes.
     
  3. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    You should have bought a Mac :nonono: I admid to having 4 Windows XP Computers myself, and they are a load of trouble! But luckily, through trial and error, I have learned how to fix them. I do not however know how to fix macs since they don't break :p

    I recommend buying a cheap hard drive and adding it to your computer as the Master Drive (you have to set the jumpers accordingly per drive depending on the manufacturers specifications), BTW, I'm assuming you have a Desktop, if not, I have no great way of fixing a Laptop. With this new hard drive installed, you should have the original HD as a slave. Now you restore windows to the New HD. This will ensure that you don't corrupt any previous files on the important HD. Now boot up windows. Unforutunately you'll need to reinstall all of your programs, but you can still have all of your files on on the Slave drive. This is the only way I know how to effectively restore a system... =/ I spent several hours last week trying to figure this out with no help and no books or anything.

    IF YOU TAKE MY ADVICE AND OPEN UP YOUR COMPUTER, YOU MUST NOT TOUCH ANYTHING BUT THE CABLES, EDGE OF CARDS, DRIVES, and CASE. (I found this out the hard way... if you accidentally touch too much, the static electricity coursing through you body will wreck sensitive parts, rendering your system useless)

    ALSO REMEMBER TO SET YOUR ADVANCED BIOS SO THAT THE COMPUTER USES ITS FIRST BOOT DEVICE AS A CD DRIVE, if you skip this step, the computer will continually attempt to boot from the HD rather than the disk, that is what I found out at least...

    Good luck. If all else fails, I suggest a Mac

    EDIT: AND dOn't forget to unplug the computer before you open the case ;)
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2007
  4. Phazon Elite

    Phazon Elite New Member

    Wow, I suck. lol

    I literally have no idea how to do anything you told me. >_<

    That's ok, though. I'm currently in the process of copying a couple of my old files over to my restored Windows. Hope it'll all go OK...
     
  5. (TYranitarFReak)

    (TYranitarFReak) New Member

    can u have 2 HD on the same PC?
     
  6. Marril

    Marril New Member

    As far as "in" your PC, you can have as many hard drives as you have the physical space for. That's not even getting into external hard drives, which would increase the total number further.
     
  7. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    You can have as many HD in you computer as long as you:

    1. Have room in the case (if not, you could just use an external one)
    2. Have more wires to plug the HD into (every computer I've opened so far could handle about 2 internal HD)
    3. The power supply must be capable of handling all of the harware in your machine (and if it is not, it will go BOOM!!! and then you'd need to buy a new power supply :lol:) (yeah, I found that one out the hard way...)
     
  8. Marril

    Marril New Member

    EDIT: Actually, "It is not possible to have more than 26 drives. If access to more filesystems than this is required, volume mount points must be used." So you cap out at 26. Disregard what I had written here beforehand.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2007
  9. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    But, it's 26 at any one time. I don't know of a single computer that actually contains more than 7 I/O ports that are used by external hard drives, and I have yet to see a case and motherboard that can fit more than 7 internal HDs (counting the space used for the disk drive as a HD space).
     
  10. (TYranitarFReak)

    (TYranitarFReak) New Member

    Try imagine the bill for the electricity!
     
  11. Phazon Elite

    Phazon Elite New Member

    Why would ANYONE need 26 hard drives?

    "Oh, man. I lost my essay..."
     
  12. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Lots and lots and lots of animé?
     
  13. Phazon Elite

    Phazon Elite New Member

    I'd easily DL 3 hard drives full of RahXephon.

    Fear the manheart of Rahxephon loveage----> <3

    So, on the subject......even if I can't get my old songs for some stupid reason, I burned most of them onto scattered CDs, so it's no big loss. lol
     
  14. Marril

    Marril New Member

    The problem would be finding the time to watch all of it.
     
  15. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    I actually know somebody who maxed out both her computer's internal HD and several external HDs. I don't know how many she maxed, but I'd guess close to 10. All anime. Her computer was the slowest thing I've ever seen. Not surprising, considering that she had about 0.2% free space on that HD...
     
  16. PSYCO829

    PSYCO829 New Member

    i got alienware personally
    im sorry to hear that man, one way you can remedy this in the future is to get a big jump drive or a 60 gig ipod, and store backups of your imortant documents on it for safe keeping
     

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