Setting Up Google Chromebook Questions

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  1. Drew1

    Drew1 Notebook Deity

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    Hey all i keep getting message

    whoa there be careful chromebook. I get this message over and over. Does this mean my internal hard drive connected to the enclosure is corrupted or not? I just shut down my laptop. But could hear the internal hard drive is moving etc.

    How do i access my internal hard drive in enclosure on the chromebook. Can someone tell me how to solve this issue?
     
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    Few questions i have

    1. The 32gb i have. I have about 22gb free when i went to the settings or something like that. How can i view my processor and the ram?

    You can install an extension from the chrome store. Here is a couple I use:

    Cog - System Info Viewer
    System

    2. So i notice everything is used with chrome. But if i have multiple chrome windows opened, i can't have it opened in tabs such as never combine taskbar buttons? So if i have 5 tabs, i can't have them all showing each one?

    I'm not sure if that's possible. Check the chrome store for an extension.
    remember you can always use the show windows button above your number keys to view all tabs/windows. It looks like this: []|||

    3. For programs like adblocker and similar programs, do i download them from play store or from google ad blocker and download the extension etc? What programs do you recommend i download from the play store?

    This is the only one I use and trust on all my OS's: Ublock Origin.

    Okay so i connected the internal hard drive with enclosure into a usb. It recognize it but then it doesn't show recognized anymore. How do i fix this issue?

    I'm not sure.

    How do i eject the hard drive or usb? I cannot find it on the bottom right corner etc.

    Open the files app. On the left you'll see your mounted drive and it will have an eject arrow after it.
     
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    I'm not sure, I'll have to look into this. Manually there is a way to open a terminal and browse to some folder areas, but you won't be able to do much. If you think the drive has errors, you could do a powerwash and it will reformat the drive and then you just log in again as if the chromebook was new.
     
  4. Drew1

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    hi there. Thanks.


    Could you check out my thread here?


    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/is-my-internal-hard-drive-damaged.814861/


    I have issues with the chromebook recognizing the internal hard drive enclosure. I had unplugged it while it was on chromebook and thought i damaged it. I then put it in window 7 desktop and it checked sectors etc and took over 3 plus hours. But it does recognize it on desktop. It does not on my chromebook.


    I listed everything i did. I used an old usb stick and it worked on chromebook. So if thats the case, it isn't my usb port on chromebook. But the internal hard drive seem to work on windows 7 desktop.


    Do you have any advice here? So maybe powerwash my chromebook is what you suggest? However, why does my usb stick work then?
     
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    I agree with what was said in that thread. your hard drive in that enclosure may be trying to draw too much power from the chromebook usb port, causing it to not work and not be recognized. A splitter like they suggested may work. I have one for my enclosure.

    I looked at my old 320gb laptop drive and it draws 700ma. A usb port usually only puts out 500ma. this is also why when you charge a cell phone from your laptop via usb, it charges really slow. Normally cell phone chargers put out around 2000ma.

    If you look at one of these cheap enclosures on newegg, you'll see they come with the power splitter cable because one usb port doesn't put out enough power.

    After reading all the info you posted, I'm thinking it's either a power issue as above or just an incompatibility between the chromebook and that enclosure. I wouldn't bother with a powerwash. The flash drive works because they are pretty much universal and draw almost no power.

    You could buy a larger capacity flash drive and use that, or maybe just some cheaper flash drives.
     
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    Hi there. The thing was when i first plugged it in, it worked with zero issue. Im pretty close to sure it was because i unplugged it when i shouldn't have because i didn't eject it first. It has that error message over and over again. Also it has no blue light showing anymore after say a few seconds.


    Well should i try power wash the chromebook? There is nothing wrong with doing that right? Basically as long as i use my google account information, its the same thing? only thing i downloaded for chromebook was that ad block plus blocker etc.


    So you are telling me an external hard drive wouldn't work for this chromebook then either? I don't want to try to plug it into the laptop outlet in case something damages the external hard drive. Because 64gb is the max usb hard drive i would buy. But i would obviously prefer an external hard drive but i thought internal hard drive enclosure i was told was same thing etc.
     
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    Hi there. I just plugged in a seagate external hard drive into the usb port in my chromebook. It recognizes it and has no issues. Thus this has nothing to do with the usb port on my chromebook.

    When i plugged in the internal hard drive enclosure into it before this, it did recognize it for a second as it showed up with the name database i believe.

    Then i did this again and you could see when you open files up, it shows the name of the hard drive as datapart. It would keep showing up and disappearing after few seconds

    Then on the bottom right corner, it would have the same message over and over again in like 30 plus notificaitons

    Removeable device detected

    Explore the device's content in the files app


    Whoa, there. Be careful.

    In the future, be sure to eject your removable device in the files app before unplugging it. Otherwise, you might lose data.
     
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    Want to add something else but my last post before this is important to this.


    I bought this enclosure many years ago from amazon. . The only reason i bought it was because my old laptop did not work anymore so i was told to buy an enclosure because if you have an ssd that works but that laptop doesn't work, you could use enclosure and then access the ssd hard drive with a separate computer.


    This is the exact one i have on amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/Inateck-FE20...5&sr=8-2&keywords=inatek+hard+drive+enclosure


    The thing is i have both an external hard drive and an internal hard drive with this enclosure. I know that when i bought them, i believe each one with a cable, for sure the external hard drive did. I used the same usb cable for both the internal hard drive enclosure and the external hard drive enclosure. I have no idea which cable im using. Could that be the reason or not? I will have to look for the other cable but i don't think i could find it. But could it be possible the cable im using is for the external hard drive? And the one thats internal hard drive, its different and i can't just use that external hard drive cable in place of it even thought if its?


    Because when you buy an enclosure like the one i posted about in the link, they supply you with the cable right? Thus when i bought each the enclosure and the external hard drive, i should have gotten a cable for each? But are these cables the same or not? How do i know which cable im using?
     
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    Okay so in those 2 usb ports on my chromebook, i had the usb for my wireless mouse in the top usb port. I just now decided to put that usb for wireless mouse in the port below it and then plug in the internal hard drive enclosure into the top usb port and does work on the other usb port. I only have 2 usb ports on the chromebook. The top usb port i had plugged in the usb for the wifi mouse i use.


    So what does that mean? That the other usb port is damaged? Well that can't be it because a regular usb stick and a 1tb external hard drive works on that port. Right now i connected the usb for my wireless mouse to the usb port where it could not connect/recognize on my laptop.


    I did not want to do this earlier in case it might damage the usb for my wireless mouse. Thoughts on this?
     
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    Can someone tell me how to enable flash on chromebook? The message i get is flash version 10.1 or great is required.
     
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