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External USB drive not in File Explorer but shows in Disk Management

Freecom 500GB USB drive does not appear in File Explorer on Windows 8 when powering up (drive already plugged in). Disk however DOES appear in "Safely Remove Hardware". Immediately upon clicking ...
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Cannot Assign Drive Letter to Existing SSD Drive

I have a SSD Drive (that has a lot of data I don't want to lose) attached to my computer. I need to run Check Disk on the drive (to see if it can be fixed). (This is usually my boot drive.) When I ...
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Assign USB drive the letter “A:” in windows XP mode (on windows 7)

Is it possible to assign the drive letter "A:" to a USB pendrive? I've tried it using the SUBST-command, mapping a network drive and via the diskmanagement console. But none of them seem to accept A: ...
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Out of Band Disk Partitioning and Tables [closed]

Our current methods of disk partitioning involve storing the partition layout on the disk itself, right along with the data. It's easy to screw up the data in a disk : just wipe out the partition ...
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Disk actions are not available for some drive in Disk Management

I have plugged old E-IDE PATA drive into my motherboard and it detected it, unfortunately, Windows only see this drive but can't do anything with it. Why?
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Extending a partition to unallocated space on the LEFT?

I want to extend the partition C (without losing it's content) by adding the extra free(Unallocated) space before it; but as you can see the extend is disabled;(I know that extend will be enabled when ...
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Unable to assign a drive letter to my Ubuntu partition from Windows

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 and backed up my files on my Ubuntu partition. Now I would like to retrieve them, but the Ubuntu partition isn't visible from my file browser. My research revealed ...
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External Hard Drive does not appear in Computer

I am using a WD My Passport external Hard drive. The drive does not appear in Computer, Device manager nor in Disk Management. How may I bring it "back to life" or at least restore the data that was ...
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Cannot Extend Volume of any drive

I recently deleted the volume containing Ubuntu by using Disk Management, Now I see 17.58 GB free space and 10 MB unallocated space. I want to add this free space to one of my existing drives. But ...
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Helping with partitioning a hard drive

I'm starting to use Windows 8. I have only one partition on my hard drive. And I want to create two individual partitions. But I don't have much experience in partitioning disk. When opening Windows 8 ...
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How to add more disk space to the local drive?

I am using Windows 8 Single Language 64 bit. I have > 350 GB Unallocated space in my hard disk. I want to add this > 350 GB unallocated space to C: drive where Windows is installed. I have checked ...
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cannot boot after shrinking volume

I have one 1TB HDD on my desktop. It has 3 primary partitions: C: (Boot, Contains Windows) D: (Backup Disk) E: (Another Backup Disk) Now, I wanted to have another partition for my Linux, so I ...
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Recover Deleted Drive

I had two drives: A C drive that contained the OS files. A D drive that contained my personal files. The D drive was made out by shrinking C drive and creating a new volume out of the unallocated ...
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Why can't I extend this partition into the unallocated space?

Check out the screenshot below, I want to extend my C partition (where Windows is installed) into the unallocated free space shown. This space was cleared up by shrinking the D partition. I can extend ...
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windows 8 disk managment offline

I'm trying to set up a Hyper-V Virtual machine of Windows XP on my windows 8 Pro Laptop. My problem is getting the VM to recognize a USB drive. I found instructions that say to, on the host, use Disk ...
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External HDD not showing in explorer, only have “Delete Volume” in Disk Management

my external hard disk is not showing up in Explorer. In Disk Management, all of the options are grayed out except for "Delete Volume". I tried right-clicking on the Disk and selecting "Convert to ...
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Can't access disk manager

I'm pretty sure it was a policy imposed from the network domain but the user has administrator access on their box, how can this be? The administrator account on the machine is disabled (again, I ...
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alerting you when a hdd is missing with software windows raid

So I open up Computer Management on my file serving computer in what has to be the first time in months or maybe even over a year and see that the mirror I had created of my 1TB HDD has "failed ...
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Is a disk defragmentation needed in this case?

I'm running Debian 6.0.5 (squeeze) with ext3 as the filesystem. I'v read that ext3 does not require defrag, but I was recently trying out some torrent clients and they all came with the allocate disk ...
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Windows 8 my computer not showing correct disk space

My computer has two partitions named as C and D drive (as shown in image). The Disk management window shows D drive size as 365GB and capacity as 340GB. what happened to other 25GB? PS: Before, I ...
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Need 2 more partitions in addition to Local Disk(:C) in windows 7

It may be a silly question but I don't have much knowledge regarding this My original windows7 had only one disk - Local Disk(C:) - I created one new one to it by using Disk Management, Shrink ...
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Cannot format 8GB USB Drive Partition

So, I have a 8GB USB thumbrive I am trying to format so I can use all 8 (or 7.27 to be exact) GB in a single partition. The drive already has a 943 MB partition, which I figured I could extend to ...
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How can I increase my shrink space in disk management?

I have a 900GB HDD, but for some reason it will only allow me to shrink like 2500MB of it. In the past, I could shrink to my desired size, but for some reason it is giving me a problem now. I have ...
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Can't delete free space partition or merge with other partition

Few days ago i installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside my Windows 7 64 Bit. I installed Ubuntu through live CD installation, but instead of giving it a partition of 200 GB i gave Ubuntu more than a ...
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Will switching my driver to my installed memory make my watching streams smoother [closed]

I have an Acer aspire x3810 that has 2% free space in ACER(c:),(3.32GB), and has 87% free space in DATA(D:).122.55GB. Will moving files and programs to this other storage help my gaming and watching ...
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How do I delete a previous Windows partition?

I had previously installed Windows 7 on my D: partition. I don't know why('twas a long time ago) I re-installed it on my (currently) C: partition. But I use the one on my "C:" drive. I want to format ...
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RAID Creation, which is better Windows Disk Management or Intel Rapid Storage Technology?

I have 4 1TB Lacie disks connected to a 4 port eSata card on a Dell T5500 Precision Workstation running Windows 8. I’d like to configure them as a RAID. Given the choice of doing this through Windows ...
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How to delete a partition on a USB drive?

I have a USB drive that I accidentally partitioned when trying to put Ubuntu on it. It's a 16 GB Kingston flash drive but it is now split to two partitions, 7.30 GB each. How do I combine the two ...
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How can I make my XP recognize my new internal hard drive?

[ This question is a spin-off of My new internal hard disk doesn't appear in Disk Management, but BIOS and Device Manager recognize it ] I bought a new internal Seagate hard disk, connected to ...
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My new internal hard disk doesn't appear in Disk Management, but BIOS and Device Manager recognize it

I just connected the new disk to the motherboard and started the computer. BIOS has listed the new and old disks. Then I went to Disk Management to format it, but it doesn't appear. But I can see it ...
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Windows 8 does not recognize DVD drive

I have recently installed Windows 8 Enterprise edition on my Lenovo Z580 laptop. After I have mounted an ISO image to install Visual Studio 2012 by Hyper-V, my DVD-drive disappeared. I unmounted and ...
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I want to split my (C:) into two volumes, install win8 on the new volume. Is it possible?

I have win7 installed on my main drive (450~ GB). Is it possible to split it without ruining the HDD? Right now I'm running Computer Management to actually do the deed, but some things seem weird. ...
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Unable to format disk: 'The system cannot find the file specified'

I have a USB flash drive, which I may have mucked up, so I used DISKPART's CLEAN to clean it up. I created a simple volume, and tried to format it. (This is all using Windows' disk management.) I was ...
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Can't open drive marked as System in Disk Management in W7

Reinstalled Windows 7 64bit recently on my new HDD. Now one of my drives I use as storage is marked with status "Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)" and I can't open it to view the contents ...
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How to fix a Corrupted USB

My USB stick has suddenly stopped working. It's a Busbi 4GB. My USB used to be G:/ but as soon as I plugged it in, I used to get a pop up box showing that it was plugged in. Now, when I plug this in, ...
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Can I change a disk from drive to mounted?

I added a disk to a W2K8R2 machine, and gave it a drive letter: X I want to change that, and mount it as a folder now. Is that even possible? How?
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Two System Reserved Partitions after clean install on new drives

I just did a clean install of Windows 7 on a pair of SSDs (RAID 0) and was going to clear out my old HDD when I saw I have two system reserved partitions: AFAIK I'm booting from Disk 1 (BIOS says ...
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partitions lost drive letters in windows 7

i have following problem with my HDD in my laptop, i have win 7 my partitions are gone hide and not visible in my computer, when i try to look them in disk management the partitions which are hidden ...
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Windows 7 system reserved drive autorun popup

I have several drives attached to a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional machine. In the last week, I am getting repeated, constant autorun popups for a new drive, with the label 'System reserved'. Before I ...
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Use Volume label rather than drive letter

My home system changes quite often, particularly, drive letters get reassigned. e.g. My large volume of music is on (Neptune) K:\music. That's where Windows media player expects it, today. Is there ...
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What do the icons in Windows Disk Management mean?

i have three hard drives (and one DVD-ROM drive) in my Windows Server 2003 machine: For some reason, Windows Disk Management seems to think i have four hard disks (and one DVD-ROM drive). The ...
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Added extra SATA 6Gbit/s SSD drive, Windows 7 doesn't detect device, USB 3.0 device now runs slow

Added in an extra SATA 6Gbit/s SSD drive to my Windows 7 machine. Now two 6G/s SSDs - main one 64GB and this new 256GB. BIOS can see both. However when I run Windows 7 disk management tool it doesn't ...
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Extending fourth extended partition to occupy more space

I've got four partitions on my 250GB hard drive: (primary /dev/sda1, NTFS) Windows 7 Recovery partition (17.05 GB) (primary /dev/sda2, NTFS) Windows 7 Boot Menu (100 MB) (primary /dev/sda3, NTFS) ...
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How to get external 2.5 inch HD enclosure recognised

I am completely out of ideas. I have 2.5inch HDD from my old laptop, I have tried with 2 different HDD enclosures but my desktop does not recognize it. Not even showing in the disk management or ...
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windows 8 on external drive: how to make a volume bootable?

I want to install Windows 8 Release preview on an external drive. When I selected a partition from my external HD, it displayed Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Setup does not support ...
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What happens if an external hard drive that is part of a set of spanned discs in windows is powered off?

Does anyone know what would happen if an external hard drive that was part of a set of spanned discs was powered off whilst the computer was running? Also what would happen if it was turned off before ...
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How can I stop Windows changing order of physical disks at every reboot?

I have to use some physical disks in a Linux machine virtualized with Virtualbox in a Windows 7 host environment but the order of physical disks keeps changing at every reboot and I must reconfigure ...
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Why do partition managers need their own drivers?

Why do so many partition management tools, like EASEUS Partition Master, Acronis Disk Director, etc. require their own drivers in order to run? In other words, what do they need to do that cannot be ...
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Cloned smaller SSD to its larger SSD replacement (as Win 7 C: Drive). Want to use first SSD to supplement new SSD's capacity. [closed]

Present System (see below at ) State: Old SSD = ~60GB OCZ Vertex 2 (A) New SSD = ~120GB Samsung 830 (B), presently "overprovisioned" (for speed/longevity) leaving ~100GB effective available storage. ...
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Windows 7 keep renaming my drive to a different letter when I have my external hard drive plugged in

I have 2 external hard drives. Both are 2 TB and I connect them with Firewire 800. I boot Windows 7 in Boot Camp on MacBook Pro so I have 2 partitions on my hard drive. One is my Windows partition ...