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    Need to make a drive NTFS without formatting

    Okay, on Ubuntu I have managed to get to all my files and it's not recognised as a NTFS. But it still won't boot. I spoke to HP and they said I may have to reinstall my OS but they're going to charge me £50 for the recovery discs. So does anyone have a way round this?
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    Need to make a drive NTFS without formatting

    While trying to wipe a drive with DBan I accidentally started the process on my laptop drive. The process ran for about 2 seconds before I stopped it but not before it caused some damage. I now have an unallocated file system so windows can't boot. I was just wondering if there is any way to...
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    Securely removing data

    I have a 2TB(1863 GB) hard drive USB 2.0 that I am selling on Ebay, I just wanted to make sure that it's completely clear of data and it's going to be very difficult or impossible to retrieve data from it when I'm finished. A google search told me about DBan, so I'm currently running that...
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    Internet connection speed PC vs PS3

    I was watching Netflix on my PS3 and I had the details about what quality was streaming up on screen. When I watch Netflix on it I get 1080p SuperHD. Lovely, I like that. But when I watch it on my iMac(mid2011 21.5") I don't get HD content hardly at all. They're both connected wirelessly and...
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    Best networking solution

    So a new Powerline Adapter set isn't the answer? What results can I expect from the Wireless access Point or the Wireless extender? When I was in the study I was wired into my router, but I unplugged it to check the speed of the wireless which was about half a meter away and the results were...
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    Best networking solution

    In my room I get bad wifi so I started to use my wired powerline adapters but it's still not up to scratch!
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    Best networking solution

    After a bedroom remodel my computer is now sat at the other side of the room and now my internet connect is poor. I've had to move my computer into the study just to load this website in my lifetime. But, moving to the study isn't really an option - so what would the best option in order to...
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    Western Digital External Harddrive

    I have all the data off it, before I originally formatted it for my Mac. I was just wondering what the "expert" would do to make it work again.
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    Western Digital External Harddrive

    So If i were to send this to a specialist, what exactly would their first move be?
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    Western Digital External Harddrive

    So what exactly does it mean? What are sectors? blocks? Why has it suddenly died? what has actually happened?
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    Western Digital External Harddrive

    It then popped up with too many errors with sectors. Any ideas?
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    Western Digital External Harddrive

    Frank4d I've downloaded it and started using it. It's been stuck on Current Sector: 39260415 of 3903817950 for about 10 minutes now. I did restart it and it gained a few million. but now the estimated time remaining just increases by about a minute ever second.
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    Western Digital External Harddrive

    I tried making partitions but I kept getting the same error
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    Western Digital External Harddrive

    That's okay, I'll give it a go. I got all my files before the original format.
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    Western Digital External Harddrive

    I was given an external hard drive by a friend of mine. When I got it, it was working fine, it could read and write - transfer files and worked with all my computers. I decided I wanted to use it as my iMac backup and for that it required to be reformatted. So I used the inbuilt Disk Utility...
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