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Sounds like a typical hard drive failure. I would back up all data on the hard drive ASAP, so that all of your files are safe before running any diagnostic software, as it may shorten the life span dramatically, or render it useless. I would then recommend running a file system check on the drive. This can be done on your Windows computer by right clicking ...


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Can this be done without interfering with the laptop's(L2 :P) installation? Take out native hard drive from laptop #2 Plug in the hard drive from laptop #1 into laptop #2 Boot live cd / usb Install Ubuntu on the hard drive Swap hard drives back to their respective places. Cool thing about Ubuntu and Linux in general is that it is easy to swap hard ...


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You need to install the following: exfat-fuse - read and write exFAT driver for FUSE exfat-utils - utilities to create, check, label and dump exFAT filesystem So your computer can finally see the exFAT formatted stick of yours. to install use the following line in terminal (ctrl+alt+t): sudo apt-get install exfat*


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Not sure if it will work for you but you can try opening terminal and typing gsku gnome-disks & or I guess if you don't have gksu you can type sudo gnome-disks & Then select the external drive and click the icon in the right top that looks like three vertical lines and choose Drive Settings You can set the standby timeouts there ... again not ...



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