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Why has my collegue network access to my harddrive c?

When I add the address \\collegue-a\$c to my Explorer I have access to the harddrive of my collegue. If he does the same (by replacing collegue-a with my pc name) he has access to my harddrive. ...
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1answer
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What Windows 8.1 (x64) / Linux SSD/HDD setup should I use?

I have the following drives and their planned usage below. 120GB SSD - Arch Linux or Ubuntu (OS, programs) 240GB SSD - Windows (OS, programs) 1TB HDD - Split in half, one partition per OS ...
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1answer
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When I copied photos from my camera to my desktop, they have fragmented equally throughout the remainder of my hard drive. Why?

A couple of days ago I copied 200 or so CR2 photos from my DSLR Canon EOS 1000D to a folder on my Desktop. Today when I opened up my defrag program it shows that 1 or 2 images has been scattered in ...
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1answer
9 views

Shrinking partitions with Windows Disk Management

I'm wondering how does Disk Management in Windows shrink the C:\ drive partition when you are booted into Windows (and thus the partition is mounted). If I'm not mistaken, mounted filesystems in Linux ...
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1answer
19 views

Why can't I load Windows on my new hard drive in an Inspiron 1440?

I just had to install a new hard drive in my Dell Inspiron 1440. The BIOS sees it, Diagnostics sees it with no problems, but Windows Install fails because it doesn't see a HD. I have tried both ...
1
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1answer
30 views

Partition types for windows 7 installation [on hold]

I am planning to reinstall Windows 7 on my PC but I am not sure how to mark the partitions. Specifically I have three HDD's. Two of them for data storing which already have files in them and one more ...
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1answer
29 views

After restoring C drive from a backup, my other drive got wiped?

This computer started booting very slowly so I decided to restore it from a backup. I used norton ghost 15 like I usually do without any problem. There are 2 drives, C:\ and D:\ , and the backup was ...
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0answers
15 views

Windows 7: Keyboard is not working for several seconds on loginscreen

i have this problem now for like a few months. Its not a "huge" problem, but I'd like to solve it anyway. Every time i start up my computer and want to type in my password on the Log in screen, my ...
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0answers
11 views

Dropbox: sync some folders in removable drive

I have my main dropbox folder in C:. However, I keep all my photos in a removable hard drive. Now I want to sync these files as well, what I can think of is to create a symbolic link in the main ...
0
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1answer
28 views

CCleaner Driver Wiper completely removed Bitlocker property

I use a Bitlocker drive with my Win7-64 Ultimate. So just to get rid of data in there, I wanted to use CCleaner Driver Wiper feature. I selected "erase drive" instead of free space wiping. And next ...
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1answer
42 views

Dos - write bits on HDD in dos. (low format etc) [closed]

How can i write bit by bit on an HDD at a low level. In order to create my own program in DOS mode (bootable usb key). I would try something like: *get all bits adresses for example on a list/array ...
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1answer
30 views

When I bitlock non operating system drive, where does windows store the bitlocker password?

I enscrypt all of my computer hard drive. To descrypt the drive, windows will need the private key. Where does windows store the private key of those drives? On operating system drive? Can I move ...
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0answers
20 views

How can I get the LUN size from cmd in Windows?

Need to find out (not from GUI) the size of the LUN that has no volumes. Please help
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1answer
32 views

Windows Won't Boot? [closed]

Ok, so I get the CTRL ALT DEL error and Hard Drive not found. The thing is, I can use Hirem to access the hard drive and move files around without any errors or slow. I tried a ton of HD fixing ...
0
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0answers
16 views

Samsung 7 Chronos does not boot

I have a Samsung Notebook (NP700Z5C-S07DE) and it does not boot. Originally it came with Windows 8 and yesterday I updated it to 8.1 (via store) and it did not boot, it's only showing the Samsung ...
0
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0answers
22 views

Reallocating a partition to another drive (Windows 8)

Unfortunately, due to Windows 8 being greedy with disk space, I have to undo a partition I made. Unfortunately, when I created the D: drive partition, it was placed after a recovery partition. Now I ...
0
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3answers
135 views

Low disk performance with Windows 8.1

I have a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) that have a Core i5-2450M, 6GB RAM and a 1TB WD 5400RPM HDD. This notebook Achilles' heel is the disk. It's slow and I understand that if I do stress it to much, it lends ...
0
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1answer
42 views

What's the easiest method of changing the drive letter of the active/boot drive in Win 7?

I recently bought an SSD to accompany my HDD, and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 onto it. I then used Drive Manager to change the drive letter of my HDD from C: to E:. Trouble is, I now have ...
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votes
0answers
13 views

Expanding Second partition issue?

I cloned my Laptop Hard Drive on my external HDD, which created a smaller "System Reserved" partition and a Main Data (C:) partition on my external HDD. I did not want to boot into Windows from the ...
0
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2answers
50 views

Windows 7 x64 double installed on separate partitions

Recently, through a series of unfortunate and mysterious events, the Windows 8 partition of my Dell Inspiron 1440 came down with a case of knock-off Cryptolocker, and eventually I had to reformat. ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Running Windows installer from hard disk on Linux

I am trying to install Windows Server 2012 on a Hetzner dedicated server with Linux. Hetzner provides free KVM access whenever I need it, but unfortunately, their KVM's have a broken ISO mounting ...
0
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1answer
21 views

What is the actual content of a non-booted hard drive

I am trying to modify some Windows and Linux (obviously I'm talking of several computers, not only one) files. I know their path, but their location is just a fake location which is actually ...
0
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3answers
35 views

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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2answers
39 views

How to check Windows version installed on Hard Drive?

How do I check which version of Windows is installed on an old hard drive, from a Linux command line?
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0answers
25 views

Non-System Disk Utilization is High

I have Windows 8.1 Pro, and for the couple of months I've had it, disk usage for non-system disks (aka, all disks except C:/) is almost always much higher than the drive Windows is installed on (C:/). ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

How to turn off a particular hard disk in a multiple disk computer system to save power?

Explanation: I have about 5 hard disks in my windows 7/8 machine. Since, the operating system is only installed in 1 disk, the rest 4 drives just consume power staying connected to the motherboard. ...
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votes
0answers
28 views

How do you remove other OSes on Windows 8?

I have two hard drives currently set up on my PC, a 500GB one that has Windows 7 on it as well as games (this was my first OS) then I have my 160GB one which I installed Windows 8.1 on a few days ago. ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

New hdd not detected in BIOS after CloneZilla

I did a disk to disk clone with clonezilla. I cloned all partitions and used the -k1 option. I put the new hdd in and it doesn't boot. BIOS does not detect an hdd. Why might that be? old hdd: 80gb, ...
0
votes
2answers
25 views

Two different physical ssd's for two different OS

i have 1st SSD formatted as ext4 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it and i plan to get 2nd SSD and format it to NTFS and install Windows 8 on it. Can i switch hard drives in a bios? e.g.: if i want to ...
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4answers
569 views

Two Windows in two partition isolated from each other

I have a 400 GB hard disk. I want to know if is there any way to divide it in two partition A and B And make them in a way logically isolated from each other! have a Windows 7 in partition A and a ...
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votes
0answers
58 views

windows 8.1 does not boot after CHKDSK command

I had problem with Windows 8.1 high Disk usage so in order to solve , searched forums. A voted answer suggested to use CHKDSK command as follow: run command prompt and as administrator type ...
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0answers
30 views

Default Windows Theme

Can someone please upload their default windows "aero" theme for me? It can be found at C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. C:/ can of course be substituted with the drive letter in which Windows is ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Recovering User Profile Deleted by System

Silly me trying to save time over data, accidently got my user profile deleted. Here is the situation: I have an ssd and an hdd. All program files/data are stored on ssd, user files were stored on ...
0
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1answer
39 views

Extending partition of a hard disk in windows 7 boot camp (Mac)

everyone. I would like to ask if there is anyway to extend the partition I gave for setting up window 7, I initially gave 60 GB to window, and now they ate up a lot of bytes and I probably need more ...
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0answers
31 views

Windows 7 partitions are invisible and not accessible

I turned on my laptop and I can't find my E: and D: Partitions (Drive). I didn't install any program and I just turn it on and I saw there is not my E and D drive in My Computer I did this and saw ...
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votes
2answers
53 views

Is deleting contents of AppData folder from my computer recommended?

Well well well...my computer keeps on eating whatever free space is available in the hard drive. It doesn't care whether the free space is in kb,KB,MB or GB. It happens only in the C drive where my OS ...
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0answers
15 views

Why is there a difference in volume allocated on a hard drive in windows disk management compared to windowsfile explorer?

I have formatted a new 1 TB HDD as two partitions. One is 921600 GB (900 GB in Disk management) the other is the remaining 31.51 GB. But for some reason windows file explorer shows the 900 GB ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Installing Windows 8 error

MY laptop lenovo G580 came up with windows 8 pre installed. i accidentally deleted some files after that it got in issues. but luckily i made a backup of my windows in external hard drive. i didn't ...
0
votes
0answers
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Disk fragmentation. Is it suppose to take up more space?

I decided to defrag my laptop for the first time after having my laptop for 1,5 years. I found this program piriform defraggler to use. it says my HDD is 13% fragmented, I clicked defrag and it says ...
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vote
1answer
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How do I remove ownership of an external NTFS drive in Windows 7 to allow only certain users of 2 different systems to fully access all files

I have a hard drive I would like to access from two different windows 7 machines. I have been taking ownership to access the files when I switch machines, but I know this is likely inefficient. I ...
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0answers
28 views

External hard drive permission issue

I am using an old external hard drive with Windows on it. I am trying to access C:\Users\MyUserName, but I receive a pop up for permission. After I press "Continue" it starts loading and just hangs ...
0
votes
2answers
46 views

Repairing HDD - help to command prompt

I've dropped and destroyed my HDD with family stuff and so on aboard, and I read online, that I should just use /R /F /X D: in commandprompt, runned as administrator. I did that, and this is my ...
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0answers
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While extending the partition to unallocated space Windows 8.1

I recently bought a laptop with free dos because I already had a version of Win 8.1. after installing the OS, While repartitioning the Hard Drive, I discovered two unallocated 7.80GB (one NTFS and one ...
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0answers
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Locate all references to a certain hard disk

Every time I got a new machine or increased the memory capacity I used to add and add more and more hard disks to the latest machine. Now I have several disks of old data (e.g windows installation, ...
0
votes
0answers
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Copying files: Do any of the mainstream operating systems (excluding e.g. Linux with ZFS) hash files when moving them?

What I tend to do to go about making sure I don't lose my data is I pick and choose what files I want to keep, and once I have my large (in bytes, not in heft) external hard disk attached (usually ...
1
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1answer
74 views

GParted - cant have overlapping partitions

Simple question: GParted shows that I have overlapping partitions. I dont understand much from partitions, but this is my output "fdisk -l -u": http://pastebin.com/MySTBhNF If you can tell me what ...
0
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2answers
53 views

What are the Proper Steps for Complete Restore of Computer after Being Infected?

I feel that many the average computer users come across a similar situation to what I am in now. A situation where these users find that their computers are infected with difficult to remove viruses, ...
0
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2answers
26 views

How do I recover my missing files [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 computer that I put iTunes on. I have an external hard drive. I had iTunes organize my music in the external hard drive into a different directory. I now find that all my mp3's ...
1
vote
2answers
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Is it safe to connect a hard drive to my computer to image it if I know it contains a virus?

I was recently asked to help a friend fix a virus laden computer and I was wondering if it is possible for viruses infecting another computers hard drive could pose a possible risk if I connect that ...
0
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1answer
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If I encrypt my partition can my data that wasn't encrypted be still recovered?

Let's assume a scenario: I have a file on a partition in Windows 8 NTFS that isn't encrypted with BitLocker. I create a file on said partition. I delete the file. I encrypt the partition with ...