The Windows disk partitioning and management utility; can be used to assign drive letters and create, delete, format, and resize partitions.

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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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Windows Server 2012 Missing Disk Space

I'm completly lost here, have no clue where the other 20gbs have gone. Could anyone assist me?
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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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Merge two unallocated spaces

I'm wondering if I could merge two unallocated spaces as shown in the picture below: Even by using any third-party application? Thanks!
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Drive error in RAID 10 (1+0), How to proceed?

I have a 4 drive (3TB WD Red) RAID 10 array. I'm running Windows 7 Professional, and -- at least as far as I understand -- my BIOS is controlling the RAID array. Windows Disk Management tells me the ...
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Re-merging two disk that used to mirror each other

I have had two hard disks that mirrored each other (RAID 1, software based). After I recently plugged them out of the mother board and plugged them back in, this mirrored volume was unavailable. I ...
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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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Windows not recognizing CD/DVD drive

I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 7. It has (suddenly) stopped recognizing any CD/DVD that I put in the drive. When I insert a disk, it seems to be processing it for a couple of seconds ...
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Why my new partition disappears?

I use windows 7 Pro. I shrink from Drive C for creating a new partition using Disk Management. After entering the amount of space and pressing Shrink button, the amount decreases from Partition C but ...
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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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partition managing not allowing to expand

I wanted to dual boot Linux + win7. I got to the disk management program and discovered that I can not extend the win7 partition. (superuser also wont allow me to post images so I cant stick an image ...
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Disk Management and Windows Explorer show different allocted sizes

I shrinked 50GB from my main bootcamp NTFS partition. After a reboot my windows explorer now shows that drive C's total size is 90GB, but the Disk Management tool in windows (and EaseUS Partition ...
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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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External storage doesn't show up in pc or disk manager

When I plug in my external HDD the LED on the disk lights up but i can't see it in my PC/DISKPART/DISK MANAGEMENT. I tried all the ports on my computer but it doesn't show up.Help please. HDD:- ...
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How can I correct a disk drive showing the wrong capacity

I've been given a Buffalo Ministation (HD-PC320U2/BK-EU), it's a 320GB USB2 drive, but whenever I plug it into any machine (I've tried a Mac, Linux and even Windows as a last resort) it reports that ...
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Windows 8.1 hibernation partition is 100+ gigs, physical memory is 32 gigs?

I have a 480 gig SSD as my OS drive. I have a usable partition of 345 gigs, which seems pretty small. According to Disk Manager I have a 101.36 gig partition for hibernation. I did some googling and ...
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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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Where is the MMC CARD that I see in the my computer

There is no MMC CARD connected to my computer, But when I open MyComputer I see a MMC-Card drive there that has 487 MB of 487 MB free space! Disk Management output : And Diskpart output : ...
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Windows 7 - Lesser options in disk management

On my laptop, I can see these options in disk management: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h9vyreiscw427my/DM1.png?dl=0 I need to make new mirrored volume for RAID 1 on my desktop, but I don't see them ...
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Importance of TLER in Windows 8 RAID0 application?

I am looking to buy two drives to RAID. (Edit: I understand that RAID0 doesn't fit the Redundant part of the acronym, but it is listed as a standard RAID level on Wikipedia.) I'd like to create a ...
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Can't shrink partition any further

I'm running Windows 8.1 32-bit and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) and I made another partition with 15.9GB and I only have 310MB left and I want to extend my partition to a few extra GB's but I ...
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'lost' windows partition. how to get it going again?

I was shrinking my partitions using Disk Management and it all went fine. Then I started PartitionMagic and it was saying me something like you have errors in the partitions (something like partition ...
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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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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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Windows 7 Extend C Volume to Unallocated Space

A while back I installed Ubuntu and then later uninstalled it by I think deleting the partitions and recovering the windows 7 boot loader. I am not that experienced with partitioning yet. As you can ...
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Does “Offline” in Disk Management actually turn off (spin down) the disk?

There is "Offline" menu in Disk Management. If I click that, the disk becomes offline and not accessible. My question is that, does "offline" actually turn off (spin down) the disk for good (until the ...
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Why are two different hard drives listed as one disk in Disk Management?

I feel like there's something going wrong with my hard drives on my computer... Yesterday two I use for storage (M: and H:) stopped working altogether. Today they came back and seem fine, but now I ...
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Does windows 7 disk manager mirror disk or partitions?

My servers Raid 1 disappeared when I did a bios update, And now in order to get it back I have to format my 2 * 3tb hard drives. Which isnt really a solution for me. So I have desiced to try and make ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How can I unmark an external hard drive partition as being active?

I accidentally marked my external hard drive partition as active in disk management. I meant to change the drive letter but hit the wrong button. Whoops. What are the consequences of having done that ...
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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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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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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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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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Restoring ASR/Disk Utility NTFS image on OS X

I used the OS X (10.6.7) Disk Utility to make an image of an NTFS partition/volume. The resulting DMG file was imagescanned. Now, when I come to try to restore the image to a new partition on the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...