Hard Drives

Ccleaner For Erasing Hard Drives

Dear Computer Lady, I just read your recent newsletter article regarding Darik’s Boot & Nuke program. I use a program called Ccleaner and it has a “Drive Wiper” included in the “Tools” section that will overright just the empty space on your hard drive or the whole hard drive. It also lets you select 1, […]

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Disk Scan Runs When Booting

Dear Computer Lady, I’m a big fan. Been following for years. Never thought I’d need help. Enjoy working thru a problem. Well….. this one has me but good. Few weeks ago on start up, I started getting “a disk check has been scheduled”. No idea how it started. Only happened about once a week. It […]

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Saving Photos on Thumb Drive

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, I have started putting out pictures albums on thumb drive, is that a good or bad idea. Should we invest in an external hard drive to store things? Thanks Bill.

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How To Format an External Hard Drive

Dear Computer Lady, How do I go about reformating a Seagate external hard drive to use on my new laptop? I Was using it with my XP desktop. Thanks, Shirley

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Keeping Files On External Hard Drive

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, I’ve been a reader of your emails for quite some time and they are very helpful so first let me say Thank you for all your help, I have helped others with your columns. My question is-I want to move some files with pictures and other info to an external hd which […]

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Error Checking The Hard Disk

Dear Computer Lady, I have Windows 7 Home. Under the hard drive (C:) Properties, then Tools, I see Error Checking. Is this something that should be done periodically, as with disk defragmenting and disk cleaning? Thank you for all your help. Lucille

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D Drive is Too Full

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, I have Vista and do OK with it. My problem is my “D” drive is full although I have lots of memory on my system. I get an error message every day saying my backup failed. The “D” drive has 14.9 GB used and 12.1 MB of free space. I have tried […]

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D Drive is Too Full

Dear Elizabeth, I am runing Vista with 64 bit and intel processor. I have a constant message that my D drive is full. I looked at it and it has a huge file called MediaID.bin in it. That is 14.9MG ad is taking up all the space. What is it and what can I do […]

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Can I Add Storage To My Netbook?

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, I hope you have a quick answer….I have an EEE netbook. Is there a way to expand the capacity. I need more space. Thank you Harriet

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How To Access Data on Old Hard Drives

Hi Elizabeth; A friend in England told me about boxes that a person can put a hard drive in and plug them into a computer’s USB port. Do you know the proper name of these gadgets? Are they also sold in North America? I have a box of old hard drives that I’d love to […]

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