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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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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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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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206 views

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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1answer
88 views

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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1answer
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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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720 views

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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190 views

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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1answer
367 views

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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728 views

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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207 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
581 views

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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422 views

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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162 views

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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528 views

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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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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1answer
321 views

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 ...
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1answer
88 views

Which takes more time: Shrinking or Expanding a partition in Windows 7?

Which takes more time to do (given that all other hardware are the same), shrinking or expanding a partition and why? This is using the Disk Management utility within Windows 7. I have no idea ...
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Enlarge a partition without losing data with Windows 7 diskmgmt?

I have a 320GB hard drive currently partitioned as below: A long time ago, a computer expert formatted my hard drive like this because I wanted to install Ubuntu. I'm now ready to do this, but ...
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Disk Management problem; “ The service cannot be started,”

I am trying to shrink a volume on Windows 7 Professional using Disk Management but get the following error: Virtual Disk Manager The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled ...
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1k views

Changing CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive Letter from D: to E:

I read this, but it doesn't address one question I've had about this (I'd comment on it, but my rep isn't high enough): When changing the ODD Drive Letter from D: to E:, I get this message in Windows ...
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116 views

Trying to remove Windows from my boot disk…?

I had Windows XP installed happily on my C drive until I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 via an upgrade to Windows Vista. However, something went wrong on the second step with the install to Windows ...
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4answers
152 views

Software RAID for several HDs which retains files on each HD

Is there some kind of software/driver that would enable me to create one big volume out of several hard disks but retain the file structure on each HD? This would be in case where one hard disk ...
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2answers
2k views

Extend Windows 7 partition to use free space before it

I have some unallocated space before my Windows 7 partition. Can I move the Windows 7 partition so that the free space is after it instead than before it, and then extend the partition to use all ...
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2answers
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Phantom Local Disks appearing in my drive list

I seem to have several phantom Local Disks mapped to different letters that are of 0 bytes in size. Strangely, they do not show up when I view my drives through Windows Explorer. But if I open an ...
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How do I split the system partition (C:) in Windows7 without creating a dynamic drive?

I just recieved a new laptop, and for some reason the manufacturer decided that one great C: drive and no other (user available) partitions was the way to go. I would like to have two partitions - one ...
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2answers
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Why can't I format a 10 GB partition in Windows 7?

I had Ubuntu installed in a 10 GB partition of a 120 GB hard drive on my laptop. I then installed Windows 7 on the 110 GB partition. Now inside Windows 7, I want to reformat the 10 GB partition and ...