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How to delete partitions from a bitlocker ssd on tablet

Let me start off by saying usually when I come across this I just take the drive out and hook to another comp and delete that way. I am pretty sure the ssd is on-board. ALSO SO EVERYONE IS ON THE ...
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Do I have a bad HD sectors?

A computer user and an avid learner but an absolute novice to HD partition. Got a new laptop less than a month but DAMNED, dropped it (tripped on the power cord and it dropped to the carpeted floor). ...
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Windows 7 installation is not finding system partition

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
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2answers
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Blue screen when trying to boot from cloned Windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to clone a clean Windows installation from SSD partition to HD partition. The problem is every time I try to boot from cloned partition, no matter which disk-cloning software I used, I end ...
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How to boot from a live cd / DVD or live USB-stick? [duplicate]

I like to know how I can boot from a live cd / DVD or live USB-stick? Is it possible to do that without going to BIOS? And do I have to partition my USB-stick for a live linux? Thanks
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Reverse the chain of VHDs - Undo the merging

Virtual hard drives are great tool. Especially the possibility to boot VHDs with windows and the possibility to boot differencing VHDs is great. One of my use scenarios is as follows: I install ...
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2answers
16 views

Virtual disc, missing bootloader. How to boot?

I had a netbook with HDD partitioned into 3. On one of the partitions (say /dev/sda2) i had an instance of Crunchbang Linux installed. I had backed it up using 'dd' command (dd if=/dev/sda2 ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation on Asrock H77M UEFI, dual boot with windows 8.1 already installed

As the title says, I need to install ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1 on my home PC. I knew that with UEFI partition table was written in GPT, but I found that the partition table on my hard ...
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27 views

Multiple Boot Manager [closed]

My computer dual boots with Windows 8 and Ubuntu on separate partitions. I am planning to install Mac OS X on another partition, but I need a better way to manage the boot options if I add more boot ...
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1answer
36 views

partitioning for dual boot Windows8 with LMDE on non-uefi sytem

I am using Windows8 on a non-UEFI system. I have one hard disk, and it is partitioned like so: If I shrink my C: drive using windows disk management and install Linuxmint/LMDE-201403 in the extra ...
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2answers
54 views

How to re-partition old XP boot drive (with OEM partition) after installing Win7 on new SSD?

Old situation: Machine had 2 232 GB HDDs: - HD 0 contains a 70 MB OEM partition and a 232 GB Windows XP boot partition - HD 1 has one partition (data disk) I bought a new SSD, added it to my machine, ...
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1answer
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System Repair unavailable after moving Windows partition

After discovering that my System Reserved partition was much smaller than Microsoft recommends, I decided to use GParted to extend it with some of the unallocated space. Unfortunately, there was no ...
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2answers
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Using GParted to copy Windows partition. Boot flag on Recovery partition

I am trying to understand how booting works with a Recovery partition. In the past when I have restored a Windows partition using GParted with a copy that I made earlier, I needed to use a Windows ...
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1answer
39 views

Can't install any OS, hdd errors

I am trying to install any OS on a netbook (Samsung n150), I tried win xp, which hangs trying to boot saying something like (hd0,0). I tried win 7, which loads the installer setup but when it reaches ...
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1answer
34 views

Hard Disk laggy

Hey guys I am considering to purchase a new HDD after a series of events that happened : Couple days ago my PC froze while I was playing a game, I wasn't able to close any processes with my Task ...
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54 views

Trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Debian Jessie, No EFI partition was found

I read that someone asked this question, and this was answered by ChrisR, Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie in the point 5 of his answer he says: " Make sure that for your EFI boot ...
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0answers
25 views

mac mini shuts down when booting from recovery partition

As the title states, I wanted to go into the recovery mode/disk util so I can re-install OS X. I did this some months ago and it worked. Now all tries fail because it shuts down shortly after. Either ...
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2answers
77 views

Bootcamp no longer boots after partitioning

I used Mac OS X and Windows 7 with bootcamp for months without any problem. I had a total of 4 partitions: Macintosh HD, Recovery HD, Untitled (my windows boot drive) and Windows (I don't know what it ...
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2answers
305 views

How to create an EFI System Partition?

TL; DR How do I create an EFI system partition from scratch? How do I put the EFI firmware on it onces it is created? Long version I hava Toshiba T430 laptop. I received it with Windows 7 installed ...
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1answer
39 views

Windows Recovery Boot folder empty

I just install Ubuntu and I'm having problems booting into any operating system. I'm currently on the live USB and I was looking around on the hard drive. There is a partition called ESP which has a ...
0
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0answers
50 views

ASUS Laptop Factory Reset to Windows 8 from Windows 7

So, I have an ASUS laptop that has had Windows 7 installed using legacy boot options and reformatting the drives in order to support it, as it initially came with Windows 8. Now I've gotten the task ...
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How do I back up my laptop's Restore Partition to a bootable CD? [duplicate]

My laptop has a 1.5GB recovery partition. The hard drive is getting old and I'd like to back up this partition so I can put it on a new hard drive if I ever need to. Is there a way to back up a ...
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1answer
98 views

Windows 7 Not Booting After Moving Partition

I have a Sony Vaio laptop. After using GParted to move the primary Windows partion, the laptop no longer boots, saying 'Operating system not found'. I don't have a recovery disc and the only other ...
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Role of MBR in the booting process

I am new to stack overflow. So please correct me if my question seems irrelevant or stupid. I read here in Booting Process : The job of the primary boot loader is to find and load the secondary boot ...
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Mark two partition as bootable on flash drive [duplicate]

I have a 64GB flashdrive split in to two partitions. First partition (45GB). 1. Boot-able (grdlr) 2. Uses Easy2Boot 3. Has several bootable iso's on it using Easy2Boot 4. It is formated as FAT32 ...
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1answer
63 views

Create a bootable USB live stick that is still useable on windows?

I would like to format a USB stick (32GB) in a way so I have: A working *nix live system (preferably arch Linux), about 3-5GB in size A 'data' partition that is seen by windows (preferably NTFS) ...
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1answer
44 views

format windows recovery partition in hard drive externally

I want to format a disk from my other laptop. I have an external drive reader and when I attempt to format the disk, it only formats the main partition but the recovery sector remains intact. I am ...
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Ubuntu boot not available at startup

I have partitioned my internal hard drive and installed Mac OS X Mountain Lion on one partition and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on the other. The installation was done via alt/option key at startup ... ...
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1answer
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Windows doesn't boot anymore after partition change

Background: I normally use Linux as OS. I had a dual boot with Windows XP. Since I had some problems with the windows partition (too long to explain), I shifted it of a while. This is what I have ...
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58 views

How to boot Windows 8 after an Ubuntu specific partition install?

I have an EFI based laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 in dual boot, started from the Windows boot manager. I shrinked a Windows partition, booted Ubuntu from a USB ...
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1answer
63 views

I deleted the recovery partion for my Windows OS and now I cannot boot to Windows. Is there a solution other than a reinstall?

I was trying to create a dual boot for Windows and Ubuntu on my laptop, but I had too many particions and I could not get GRUB2 to work correctly, that is I could not boot to GRUB2. My computer came ...
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1answer
77 views

New drive does not boot after cloning mbr/partitions

I cloned the MBR and both partitions of a drive but the new drive does not boot. The Disk Manager shows these difference: ORIGINAL WORKING DRIVE: C:\Windows Boot,CrashDump,Primary ...
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expanding boot, moving LUKS root

GPT > Partition2 > LUKS > btrfs I need some additional space for my boot volume, so far I did: Shrink my btrfs volume by 250MB. btrfs resize -250M / Shrink the LUKS root volume cryptsetup ...
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Recover windows 8 UEFI Boot

I have a Asus x202e notebook and I accidentally deleted the whole partition table while trying to install Ubuntu. I have recovered the partition table using testdisk tool. Now I see OS, Data, Restore ...
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Windows 8 installation on VHD

This tutorial is exactly what im trying to accomplish: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/how-to-use-a-vhd-to-dual-boot-windows-8-on-a-windows-7-pc_p3/4847 to install windows 8 on a VHD. I created the VHD ...
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Can you use Windows 8 Boot Manager to boot Linux off a second hdd? UEFI/GPT

Looking at online sources its speculated that, for UEFI/GPT systems, this is not possible. My setup is a Windows 8.1 OS on a SSD and a 1TB SATA HDD for data/music/pictures etc. I recently wanted to ...
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1answer
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How would I create a bootable external drive with multiple ISOs?

Before you read too far, I know how to make a single drive bootable utilizing one ISO. However, I have a USB3 1TB drive that's nice and self-powered, and I was wondering if I partitioned it properly, ...
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1answer
424 views

Kali Linux boots to command prompt (gdm3 produces error)

I just got Kali Linux working on my Macbook Pro (after much laboring). I reinstalled Kali after I wanted to repartition my HD to make it larger. I boot into rEFInd first, and load the bootloader ...
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1answer
105 views

Multiple Windows installers on a USB stick

I've recently got my hands on one of those SanDisk Extreme 64GB sticks and started tinkering with it. During this story, please keep in mind that this is a model where removable bit is set to 0 (which ...
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1answer
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Issue with harddisk, now showing “Disk Error”

My mom's office PC was having some issue recently. That it was not showing any out. When checked, found that the motherboard is defected. Probably because of the frequent power failures or overvoltage ...
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Copying just the Windows 7 VBR (not MBR) in dd

I know how to copy the MBR using dd. This is just copying the first 446 bytes of the source HD to the new HD. What I am trying to copy is the VBR (volume boot record, partition boot record, or ...
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how can disk be invisible for a moment

I did try to run mony linux in PC ram 500MB disk 40GB cpu 1,5GHz and sometimes after reboot linux like tinycore puppy partedmagic after load kernel and initrd in one time it can not see disk folders ...
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1answer
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Can't Boot From Hard Drive Turned External Drive

I had been dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I recently got an SSD, so I removed the HDD and made it an external drive. I am unable to boot from the now-external hard drive, and I'm not sure why. ...
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1answer
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deleted a now-inaccessible harddrive

When formatting my computer for Windows XP, there were two hard drives available to format. I deleted the latter hard drive with 'L' option, thinking they would merge. They didn't merge. I deleted ...
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Windows 7 Repair using installation DISK say 0 MB on the system drive

Last Night due to some reason or so my laptop with windows 7 SP 1 64 Bit crashed. I get the blue screen every time I try to boot in. So I decided to repair it using the Installation media. Now , I am ...
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1answer
50 views

Move Windows 7 BCD to another disk

I have installed a Windows 7 on a SSD disk on a system containing two disks: The SSD and HDD. I have found however after installation that despite my boot disk is the SSD (that is, where my Windows 7 ...
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toshiba recovery disc windows 8 os

So i have had a friend ask me to look at there toshiba satellite c855-28u because its not working even using the recovery disc form which i have discovered that doesn't appear to be working as it is ...
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1answer
50 views

Restore hard disk signature

I have put my desktop hard drive into another machine. To make it usable I had to go to Device Manager and click Online. When I put my hard drive back into the old PC, I am not able to boot the ...
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1answer
688 views

Windows Recovery Boot Key(configured using ReAgentc.exe) is not activate before passing OOBE setup after using windows Recovery

I have deployed image window 7 image with factory reset on separate partition. I am able to recover the solution to factory fresh install but the problem i see here is after recovering to full reset. ...
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How can I use diskpart to create win8 install media containing wim files larger than 4gb?

This site describes the manual procedure for preparing a usb drive to function as a bootable install medium for win8 using diskpart. Additionally here are discussed numerous strategies for dealing ...