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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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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Normal amount of Recovery Partitions and how to know their content

I just bought a new pc and noticed that the available capacity of my C: drive was a lot less than the advertised amount. Taking in account that Windows counts 1 GB = 1024^3 bytes, my pc should report ...
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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 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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TestDisk - getting Structure: Bad when trying to restore partition table

Unfortunately the Disk Management tool from Windows 7 corrupted my partition table on one of my disk, when I tried to set the active (boot) flag on a partition. The original structure of the ...
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Device not initialized, can't reformat

So I'm unable to access my flash drive because it doesn't initialize when I plug it into my computer, and when I try to initialize it I get "device not ready." There's nothing incredibly important on ...
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Increasing size of possible partition - deleting content index file

Trying to create a new partition from within Win7 to install a linux system on. I disabled the page file, disabled hibernation, disabled restoration (intending to re-enable them once the new ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is It Safe to Unmount Disk 1 Debian Linux From Disk 0 Windows 7

Background: I have an Asus P67 Sabertooth motherboard. The motherboard supports 6GB SATA. I have two 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 64MB Cache SATA Drives. I have a Plextor PX-880SA CD/DVD ...
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Need to Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Without Formatting

My hard drives got converted to Dynamic in order to increase the number of partitions. I tried Partition Wizard Server Version, but its not working. I need to convert the partitions to basic to ...
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How to solve Windows Disk Management showing duplicate drives?

For some reason diskmgmt.msc is showing "repeated drives" (click image for full view): As can be seen, RECOVERY (D:) has two rows, one stating "File System" as NTFS and the other showing blank. ...
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Editing partitions on USB drive disabled

I recently bought a 128GB USB drive, on which I'd like to make 4 partitions, but when I use Disk Management (Windows) and try to edit the main partition, the items in the list when right-clicked are ...
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Drive NAME does not show up when viewing in Explorer but does in Disk Management

Issue: When I have a drive attached to my PC (non-USB) it shows up fine in disk management and shows up fine when checking under "Computer" (where you see all your drives, and I can also use the ...
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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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Is there any way to know that partition size has been changed in Windows 7

We have a Windows 7 desktop and want to know that did anyone resize the partition recently. Is there any way to do that? Will there be any logs in Event Viewer? We try to find events in Event Viewer ...
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Disk Manager is not showing correct HDD space

My hard disk space is 500 GB. I recently installed Ubuntu 16.05 LTS on my system. Unfortunately I selected the option "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" while installing Ubuntu. After installation I ...
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Vhd image of computer reduce unallocated space

I took an image in vhd-format of my entire pc (windows xp). Bith disks are in de one vhd now. Os and data. Afterwards when i try to retrieve this vhd i saw that I have a unallocated space of 300 gb. ...
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Windows 10 Failure to Boot From FATS Formatted Hard Drive and USB Drive

As in subject my OS is Windows 10 and I have a Lenovo labtop. My goal is to have a dual boot Zorin version 11 on my current windows machine. I have tried two methods. One method, I tried to use ...
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Make fixed USB drives dynamic disk

So at the moment I'm trying to RAID0 a pair of USB sticks I have. They show up in Disk Manager as Fixed Disks because of some driver filtering and it allows me to create a new striped volume, but at ...
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Laptop hard drive not working on Windows

I'm having a very odd problem. I have a new Asus laptop (Model:A550J Board:X550JX) and I bought a caddy to change the DVD drive to a hard drive or SSD(older model, but roughly same casing), I tried ...
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windows 7 creating extended logical partition in disk manager causes computer not to boot (black screen)

I searched around and could not find a post or solution for the same situation I am having, so I am going to describe what happened/happens below: I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed on my Medion ...
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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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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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'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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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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ULTRABOOK using de SSD: is the SSD available for data storage?

I recently installed W8 Professional in my SAMSUNG ULTRABOOK. When I finished I executed Disk Management Tool to create a new partition and I saw that the SSD volume appears as "Unallocated". What ...
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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 Volume....
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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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Can we accumulate more space into an existing drive partition without format?

I'm using the Windows 10 and I'm curious to know that is it possible to accumulate more space into an existing drive partition with affecting data? I know about the "shrink" feature of Disk ...