When you create two or more logical volumes (drives) from one physical hard disk (or other storage device), you're cooking with partitions.

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Cannot boot Windows 8.1 after migrating to Samsung SSD using supplied software

I got a brand new Samsung 840 SSD. It came with "Data Migration" software from Samsung. I am running Windows 8.1. Here are my steps exactly: Installed new SSD into secondary bay (Disk 0: HDD, ...
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How do I extend the size of an NTFS partition?

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Will you install software on the same partition as Windows system?

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What does it mean to “align” partitions?

I am familiar with what partitions are, but I saw a question about aligned partitions on Ask Ubuntu, and realised I didn't know what "aligned partitions" are. So what does it mean to "align" ...
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Windows 8 displays linux ext4 partitions as RAW

I installed Linux Mint in 2 partitions: / and /home Windows 8 is under UEFI boot mode. How to hide those linux partitions in Explorer? When I click on them:
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How should I partition my disk for dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu?

Here are the facts and my use cases. Hard Drive has a 1TB (terabytes) capacity. On Windows, I will use the computer for: Developing Software. I will need to have installed Mercurial, Visual ...
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Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?

I have a system which dual-boots Gentoo Linux and Windows 7 using GRUB2. The computer has four drives, and Windows is installed on the third (last) partition of drive #2. The drive layout looks like ...
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Disadvantages of not having a swap partition

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop. Due to space constraint of the SSD, I did not set a swap partition for the OS, and I have 1.5GB of RAM. There's a warning during installation, but I ...
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How can I resize an NTFS partition when there are bad sectors?

I want to extend a partition, but in between the partition and the un-allocated space, there is a large NTFS partition in which Windows is installed. When I use GParted to try and move the NTFS ...
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Moving files from one partition to another on an SSD

If a drive doesn't know about partitions and files systems why moving a file from one partition to another takes relatively long time, unlike the instantaneous move on the same partition? Is that file ...
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How to create multiple partitions on a USB pen drive

I would like to be able to create 2 partitions on my USB pen drive: 1 readonly (cdrom) partition, and 1 writable partition (FAT32). What I have tried so far with no success: Using /sbin/gparted on ...
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How to move windows 7 boot partition from one drive to another?

I have the windows 7 boot partition on a raid array that has been having some serious issues lately. The current system is installed on a separate disk, however the boot partition is on the ...
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After changing disk to dynamic Windows 7 doesn't boot

I shrunk a partition in hard disk. And there was a unallocated space. Then I made a partition from that unallocated space. After doing this whole disk was converted to dynamic type. After doing ...
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Should the pagefile be placed on the SSD or the HDD?

I have read quite a bit about the placement of page files lately (researching my question) and have not found an answer specific to my question, so hopefully someone here can help. New system being ...
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How do I move a Linux installation between partitions?

I got a new HDD and want to move an existing Linux installation (more specific: OpenSUSE 11.1) from a partition on the old HDD to a partition on the new HDD. My plan is: boot using a boot CD (let's ...
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Easiest way to use a > 2TB internal hard disk in Windows XP 32-bit?

I have an 3TB external disk and Windows XP 32 bit. It works as a USB 2 disk with its enclosure, but I want to use it as an internal SATA disk. I don't want to use it as a boot disk, only as a data ...
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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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How can I restore GRUB without a live CD?

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How to turn off System Restore and remove System Volume Information folders in Windows?

I met the same problem of not being able to shrink the Windows OS partition C: as much as I plan to due to unmovable files. Having learned from this post, I would like to "turned System Restore off, ...
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Partition C disk running Windows 7 in half

I am currently using Windows 7 64 bit on disk C and want to split it in half but not sure how to go about partitioning it. I want it so that the C drive that is running Windows 7 gets sliced in two ...
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Windows 8.1 - Why are there multiple recovery partitions in the system?

DISKPART> list partition Partition ### Type Size Offset ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- Partition 1 System 500 MB 1024 KB Partition 2 OEM ...
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Increasing Mac partition after shrink Windows Bootcamp partition

I have a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.9.4 with a 500GB HD. The HD is partitioned with 370 GB to Mac and 128 GB to Windows and I decided to shrink the Windows partition to 65 GB because I ...
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What are the partitions for on my lenovo?

I have a lenovo ideapad y500 and just wanted to ask what the partitions are for apart from my C drive and another partition I've created I have the following drives D drive: "Lenovo" 25GB - (Only ...
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Loss of space on a 16 Gb flash after format

So, I have a friend who has a flash drive that was playing music on a dvd player. Everything was great then all of a sudden it just stopped. First, I tried to do some data recovery on it but the ...
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Allocating non-contiguous free space to an existing partition

I can't figure out how to add all the "/dev/sda3" space to my /dev/sda1/ .. I tried everything, but /dev/sda1/ can't go over 5.26GB.
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Cannot access disk, partition table broken

I was so dumb, to turn of the power on my Readynas Ultra 4 when it was installing the disk (3TB WD Green), I had no time to wait for it as I was going to return it (It was to damn noisy) The disk ...
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Unable to Make More Than Four Partitions with Windows 7 Installer

I'm setting up a multi-boot system. It has a 1500 GB hard drive, which I would like to split into fifteen 100 GB partitions. There are immediate plans to use eight of the partitions for various OS ...
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Corrupted the hard drive after planned write of RAMDisk image to SD card went awry

I was trying to write a RAMDisk image to my SD card but unfortunately I wrote the image to my hard disk instead. The size of the RAMDisk image is about 7 MB (approximately 16000+ sectors) and it was ...
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Best program to clone partition [closed]

I need to directly clone two different partitions; I will be storing the two clones on another hard drive. Are there any good quality programs that anyone can recommend? I'm looking for stability in ...
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Making a flash drive to a hard drive

I've found a tutorial here on how to trick the operating system to see a flash drive as a hard drive. But I have a few questions: This trick will only work on the os wherein you updated the flash ...
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Move smaller hard drive to partition on a larger hard drive

My parents bought a new hard drive for a laptop that I've owned for several years. It's much larger than the current one, so I plan on splitting it up to dual boot it with Ubuntu. I have no problem ...
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Merging two partitions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Best Partition Manager for Windows merge 3 NTFS partitions into 2 (Win XP) without reinstalling I partitioned my hard drive as follows: C as primary S partition. ...
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recover partition after reinstall windows XP

My OS was infected by trojan or virus and system files are corrupted. After tried to reinstall XP several time and failed, I took out the hard drive and prepare to back up files for a clean reinstall. ...
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Fix SD card that's reporting too large a size?

I have a 4 GB miniSD card that is reporting it has 6 GB of space as opposed to the 4 GB it's supposed to have. Is there any way to flash the card so it will report the proper size? ...
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How do I prevent a disk from mounting?

I own an Iomega Prestige. The disk series includes a Virtual CD partition that includes a file encryption utility that can only be used on a Windows machine. Every time I mount the external drive to ...
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Truecrypt + Windows 7 100MB partition corrupt

I've got a problem. I have a new SSD where I installed W7 Ultimate. However my other drive (HDD) had W7 Ultimate with Truecrypt (Entire System Drive). Sadly the first 100MB of this disk has now ...
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My Western Digital 500GB Passport disk says “not formatted” when I plug it in Windows

When I plug my Western Digital 500 GB Passport disk in my Windows machine, it says "not formatted, do you want to format it" something. I started having this problem after I put it in an old desktop ...
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How do I recover my Grub 2 installation? The BIOS broke it

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 on my hard disk and I had one boot loader for both of them, which is Grub2. I had some problems with my bios and hard disk that Led to my issue with Grub. I ...
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How should i setup my PC partition?

I want to clear out my PC and setup the partitions. Right now i have it as XP, Win-7, Vista, XP/Test/Spare I notice my PC is pretty good at virtualization, at least virtualizing linux. I also rarely ...
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Is it possible to mark or segregate bad blocks on HDD?

Hello I want to know if is it possible to mark bad blocks on HDD for OS to not use them. I don't want to save data written on this blocks, just want to get rid of them. I found some article where ...
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Cloning notebook SSD to bigger SSD

Right now, I have a 120GB SSD in my Thinkpad with only one W7 partition, but want to replace it with a bigger, 256GB one. I also have a 500GB external USB 3.0 hard drive at my disposal. In order to ...
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Computer wont boot to windows

I recently installed a Linux operating system (backtrack 5 r3) I couldn't connect to the internet with it so I removed the partition manually. After that, whenever I turn on my computer it goes to a ...
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Win 7 Format exact partition sizes?

I wanted to create 2 partitions that would show exactly 1TB and exactly 500 GB in windows 7. I partitioned and formatted the drive using win 7 disk manager, using values : 1048576 for 1 tb and 512 000 ...
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Partition scheme and size for dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 with separate partitions for data and /home

A slight twist on this relatively common question: Clean 250GB drive, plan is to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 (Win7 first). I want to have a separate /home(for 9.10) and DATA (for Win7) ...
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How to extend partition size in linux(ubuntu 9.04)?

I am using Ubuntu 9.04 in vmware for my programming purpose. I previously had 12GB of virtual harddisk, my partition scheme was as follows, 8GB Primary Partition for (/) 2GB logical extended ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize second partition on removable disk

I created two partitions on my removable Flash drive, but Windows doesn't recognize the second partition. Both partitions are NTFS and primary partitions. And this image is in disk management on ...
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Partition problems after resizing

EDIT3 This might be quite the hopeless case, so I posted another method that is simpler, but still need some help with. will this work? backup partition contents of both linux and windows I've ...
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Is using multiple partitions a good data protection strategy? [closed]

So this is what I'm thinking of doing: Have 3 partitions on my laptop's HDD - 1 for system files (C drive). One for the data (D). And one for backups (Win 8 file history etc). And then I backup all ...
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Only three primary partitions?

As everyone probably knows, Windows allows a drive to have four primary partitions, one of which may be active. However, I have only three primary partitions. I shrunk one and created a fourth ...