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    Certificate for wiping business drives

    Hi, My friend is having a load of PCs recycled from his company, I asked if I could have them and he said no because he needs a company to give him an official certificate to prove that the hard drives and sensitive data from the PCs has been wiped. What is such a certificate called and do you...
  2. catlady13

    Will macrium format old drive

    Hi guys, long time no see. I want to clone the hard drive of my windows 10 laptop. It will not recognize the USB hard drive I want to clone to. Hence I plan to remove the hard drive from the laptop, put it in as a secondary drive in my windows 10 desktop that I know recognizes my external...
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    Closed windows10 during update, unable to boot/fresh install

    My brother closed the laptop during windows 10 updates then it got stuck in a booting loop, managed to get to WinRE but system recovery fails, uninstalling previous version fails, everything fails. Resumed to freshinstalling windows 10 through a bootable USB, but it says Windows can't be...
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    format usb

    i cant reformat my usb to a storage device after using it for a boot device. ive tries ao many things
  5. crcook84

    Are digital cameras still region specific?

    I was looking at digital cameras online that would save to a flash drive when I stumbled across some that specifically stated that they were PAL. Then the thought suddenly occurred to me, are digital cameras even format/region specific anymore? Technically, a digital file isn't necessarily...
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    HDD has i/o error

    Hello! I have a couple of old hdd's and they all read in disk management but non will allow access due to the i/o error. I'm simply wondering if there is a cmd to bypass and hard format the drive in question so I can install a new OS on the drive. It's just out of an old laptop but I really want...
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    In Progress Where to store files before doing a full format on laptop

    I found that there's a virus on my laptop and it's working slow and lagging and I was told that formatting it would remove the virus with better performance as well. But I have very important files like pictures, videos, and all that and I'd like to know where I can put them so I can get it...
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    Removing the format off of apps and documents

    Hi I some h0w managed to put the formats on the ends of apps on documents. For example chrome used to be Chrome but now its Chrome.app Any ideas on how to remove this?
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    external hardrive inaccesible

    i'm on a one month old Hp envy x360 2 in 1 laptop. it only has 128gb storage on it's internal hard drive so, i needed an external hard drive (wd 1TB my passport) to bolster it with all the files i have for school. it told me i had to do a software update and restart my computer. After it...
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    Solved Motherboard changed, any way to retrieve my old files again?

    Hello there. Recently I changed my motherboard and processor. In this process, I haven't lost the files in my various hard drives but there is an issue. I used to have two user accounts, namely 'Administrator' and 'Home'. The engineer which changed the motherboard saved the documents, files...
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    USB won't show up unless connected to usb c dock

    Hello, sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place, but I have searched all over the internet, contacted Microsoft, contacted manufacturers and still haven't been able to fix this issue. My integral fusion usb 3.0 64gb flash stick will not be recognised by my laptop, a Dell XPS 15 9550, but...
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    Seagate External hard drive infected through Chromebook

    My 2tb hard drive was working fine for about 3 months before it stopped working. I have files inside files, so the main ones show up, but i can't open them to access anything inside. It says "failed to format" every time i try and I can't manually delete them. I thought it was a virus but I'm...
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    Which type of format will be done

    Hi there. I have a HDD which the power connected broke off inside. I removed it and placed it into a caddy which then showed up as unallocated space. I made a new simple volume which then showed up as RAW after. It's now asking do you want to format now, the question is, which kind of format...
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    Format windows 10

    Hey Please tell me how to format asus notebook. windows 10 to windows 7. I have windows 7 cd
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    Pictures Not Opening - Format Error

    Hi! I like to do art on the computer. I have a few programs that I use for different things. Sketchbook, Photoshop, GIMP, and Krita. I don't know what I did.. Whenever I save/download a file, from anywhere, it saves as a Sketchbook file. (Like how you have files specifically formatted for...
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    Help in formatting..

    Hello! I have a Windows 7 laptop that was given to me by a relative so my son can use it in school. It has been updated to Windows 10. I was hoping to reformat the laptop but do not have the Windows installation disc. My relative did, however, say that the product key of his original copy of...
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    Format and reinstall

    Hi. I messed around in the user security permissions and am now unable to access anything. I can't access the disk, install anything and others... How can I format it and reinstall an SO(any is good) with a recovery partition if possible?
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    Help with video card drivers

    I'm having trouble with my AMD Radeon 5700 HD video card and AMD software and tech support isn't helping at all. I'll detail some previous issues: I'm formatting my computer in order to sell it to a friend, in part because it kept asking to repair itself and getting stuck when reaching the same...
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    Western Digital WD5000M22K Solid State Hybrid Drive

    I own a Lenovo Yoga 2 13 2 in 1 that came with a western digital hybrid drive. About a month ago my computer got stuck in the automatic repair loop. I was able to trouble shoot to problem down to it being to hard drive as it would not let me boot from BIOS or any other alternative, and Lenovo...
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    help i formatted my sd card

    Okay so i formatted my sd card on my phone and i dont know how to get the pictures back.
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