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Erasing the background history of a hard drive is possible. This can be done effectively by using specific software that would overwrite the previous files. More »

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Some free hard drive cleanup programs include CCleaner, CleanUp!, PC Decrapifier and Empty Temp Folders. These programs can all help people remove unwanted files from their hard drives and free up space. More »

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Maxtor does not offer hard driver repair advice online. Maxtor.com redirects to Seagate's website, Seagate.com, which does not offer hard drive repair advice for Maxtor products. Maxtor is a brand of hard disk drives tha... More »

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To clone your hard drive, you need a program or utility that can transfer your data and a place to put all of the data. This process can take several minutes or several hours, depending on the amount of data being moved ... More »

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You can recover data from a failed hard drive whose components are still functioning by using a USB universal drive adapter to hook it up to another computer as a secondary device. If that computer is unable to access th... More »

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To wipe and reformat a hard drive or partition that doesn’t house system files, access the disk management utility, select the drive, and choose the Format option. To accomplish the same for drives and partitions that ho... More »

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