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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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Can I make a Partition in Windows 7, and put Ubuntu on it?

I just rescued my files off of my old computer through a Ubuntu disk, but it took almost all day. I was wondering, if I make a partition on my windows 7 hd, if I can put Ubuntu there without crashing ...
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1answer
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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
19 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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1answer
44 views

How to save Windows license before installing Ubuntu

I purchased a new Lenovo Thinkpad L540 laptop. This laptop was supposed to be installed with Windows 8 pro but instead it came with Windows 7 Pro with an option to upgrade to windows 8 Pro. Now they ...
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0answers
13 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 ...
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0answers
21 views

Windows Server 2003 - DISKPART: The volume you have selected may not be extended

I'm trying to resize a disk on a Windows 2003 server. Via Disk Management I can see one drive (C) and 73.01GB of Unallocated space. This instance is running on Hyper-V. In DISKPART I selected the ...
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0answers
10 views

Create New Dynamic disk in Windows 8 for Ubuntu

Background: I'm trying to dual boot with ubuntu. So, create a new partition/ree unallocated space in Windows 8 for ubuntu. But then since its a dynamic disk, ubuntu doesn't detect free unallocated ...
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1answer
26 views

unable to merge primary partition with free space

I want to merge my C drive with free space. But there isn't an option for this on Windows 8. Does anyone know how I would do this?
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0answers
50 views

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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1answer
128 views

File system corrupt after attempting to repair NTFS partitions using TestDisk

Primarily I'm looking for: Details of what TestDisk means by "Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 2048 (NTFS) != 512 (HD)" Analysis or suggestions regarding what probably went wrong and ...
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1answer
59 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 ...
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0answers
33 views

Windows equivalent of linux “blockdev --rereadpt /dev/sdb” command?

I have three machines A,B and C. Machine A is connected to an iSCSI disk on Machine B. Machine A can only write information to this iSCSI disk. Machine C is also connected to this same iSCSI disk on ...
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0answers
27 views

What happened to the partitions I set up before installing windows, and the Ubuntu?

A recent tragedy caused me to reload everything. As I started, I split the windows partition in half, then halved the unused half into 2 separate quarters, (if you will). I had hoped to have windows ...
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1answer
126 views

Can't shrink to available partition volume in Windows

I have 1TB HDD with 800GB free space plus a typical System Reserved partition. I removed system files before shrinking in Disk Management since suggested shrinking size was no more than 100GB ...
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0answers
25 views

Reverse the chain of VHDs - Undo the merging

Virtual hard drives are great tool. Especially the possibility to boot VHDs with windows and the possibility to boot differencing VHDs is great. One of my use scenarios is as follows: I install ...
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2answers
45 views

Expand system partition on my system disc C (Windows 7)

I have a system disc C: (Windows 7 is installed) and all installation program files (installed programs) on D: because of poor space on C:. Now I'm stuck with this question: how to increase the space ...
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1answer
28 views

How to backup data on hard disk before fresh Windows install

My new laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 8. I tried to install Windows 7 but it shows that the drive is partitioned using GPT. Now, I need to delete all partitions and convert it to MBR to install ...
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0answers
18 views

Extra space after resizing NTFS file system

I had a 500 GB hard drive with 2 partitions on it. A Dell recovery partition and a 495gb partition. The larger had a windows 7 pro. Installed on it, and some personal data, such That windows showed ...
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1answer
48 views

Understanding a HDD data storage and uninstalling windows

Before I go into my exact query here is a small prologue saying what I basically understand about any HDD. May be some 6 years ago, many as a million notebook computers, mine was also manufactured ...
2
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2answers
76 views

How to re-partition old XP boot drive (with OEM partition) after installing Win7 on new SSD?

Old situation: Machine had 2 232 GB HDDs: - HD 0 contains a 70 MB OEM partition and a 232 GB Windows XP boot partition - HD 1 has one partition (data disk) I bought a new SSD, added it to my machine, ...
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2answers
131 views

Using GParted to copy Windows partition. Boot flag on Recovery partition

I am trying to understand how booting works with a Recovery partition. In the past when I have restored a Windows partition using GParted with a copy that I made earlier, I needed to use a Windows ...
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3answers
34 views

Permanently lock or remove disk partition

I have a 320GB hard drive and after testing it I found that the first 20GB have many bad sectors, and the rest of the disk is healthy. Now I want to sell it to a friend, I will format it and install ...
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2answers
44 views

How to move and rearrange partitions in Ubuntu

I have a mess of partitions. This picture pretty much sums it up. I don't understand why there are small unallocated areas. My goal is to move the whole /dev/sda4 partition to a new hard drive ...
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1answer
125 views

Linux volume on a Windows dynamic disk

MSDN says the following about changing drive types: However, you can use dynamic disks with other operating systems, such as UNIX. To do this, you need to create a separate volume for the ...
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1answer
35 views

Hard Disk laggy

Hey guys I am considering to purchase a new HDD after a series of events that happened : Couple days ago my PC froze while I was playing a game, I wasn't able to close any processes with my Task ...
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0answers
16 views

Windows 2008 R2 moving partition on same disk

I would need to move windows partition to another partition X: towards the right hand side on the same disk. The way I am doing is creating a vss shadow and then creating an WIM image of it. Then I am ...
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1answer
32 views

Unable to shink C: Partion [duplicate]

I have been trying to shrink my C: drive partion but currently to no avail. I am unsure about using 3rd party software to do it (such as gParted or EaseUS Partition Master Free). So I have a 1TB ...
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1answer
154 views

I can't install/get working any Linux distro in my PC

I'm struggling with the installation of Ubuntu in dual mode alongside Windows in my new computer (it's taking me days of my free time!!). First of all my device specs: 1 HDD 1TB 1 SSD 120GB I ...
2
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1answer
84 views

I accidentally converted my windows 8 EFI partion to swap while installing arch linux. How screwed am i?

I was installing Arch Linux in a hard drive, separate from the hard drive I have Windows installed on. While creating and mounting my partitions, I ran the command: swapon /dev/sda2 instead of sdb2. ...
1
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1answer
62 views

Windows doesn't boot anymore after partition change

Background: I normally use Linux as OS. I had a dual boot with Windows XP. Since I had some problems with the windows partition (too long to explain), I shifted it of a while. This is what I have ...
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0answers
279 views

Booting Windows 8.1 on a cloned drive?

I had no way to backup my hard drive, so I had to clone it directly to my new drive. And because of the position of my GPU, I could only have the 2 hard drives plugged in, not the Blu-ray RE drive. So ...
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1answer
134 views

New drive does not boot after cloning mbr/partitions

I cloned the MBR and both partitions of a drive but the new drive does not boot. The Disk Manager shows these difference: ORIGINAL WORKING DRIVE: C:\Windows Boot,CrashDump,Primary ...
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6answers
1k views

Can a 'system image' be restored to a drive with a different storage capacity?

I have a family member who complains that her laptop is slow. I checked the laptop over and indeed, it was slow, so I looked into what was using the most hardware, and found that the hard drive was at ...
1
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1answer
23 views

Can I have one piece of a flash drive dedicated to just files whereas the other piece is a bootable file system?

I'm putting my 16 GB flashdrive to the max. This is how I currently have it set up: +---------------------------------------+ | Partition | File System | Mount | ...
0
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0answers
29 views

Restoring registry to allow Program Files on a different partition (using junctions) to be recognized after reinstalling Windows?

Partitions: | System | Data (Program Files, Users) | \___________Junction_____/_____________/ Now when I need to re-install Windows on the System partition, what is the best way ...
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1answer
42 views

Shrinking NTFS drive doesnot allow all free space of the disk to be used

This is what my current partition looks like. I tried to shrink the D: drive to create another new ext4 drive, but the problem is, even though it has 39GB free, only 6GB is allowed to be shrinked. ...
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0answers
37 views

Data recovery on bitlocker drives? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 drive that had the GPT Protective partition converted to MBR in an attempt to read it on another system. The user then did not see the drive yet still and converted it back to GPT. ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

USB dongle hardware locked without switch

I'm currently facing a quite strange problem: my usb-dongle seems locked, but it doesn't have a hardware switch. I tried installing Debian on it, and throughout the installation-process, the drive ...
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0answers
14 views

Windows 8 installation on VHD

This tutorial is exactly what im trying to accomplish: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/how-to-use-a-vhd-to-dual-boot-windows-8-on-a-windows-7-pc_p3/4847 to install windows 8 on a VHD. I created the VHD ...
0
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2answers
303 views

Cannot shrink C: Partition beyond 297 MB

What I am trying to accomplish is to shrink my C drive by 50 GB and make that 50 GB into a new partition to install windows 8 on. In Disk Management it shows I have Disk 0 with 4 partitions : ...
2
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0answers
94 views

Missing Hard Drive Space

I tried to shrink my C: drive from 600GB down to 300GB and it worked fine initially. Then I booted into my other OS and shrunk its partition down as well. When I booted back into Windows Disk ...
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1answer
62 views

What are system, active and boot partitions in terms of microsoft? [duplicate]

I decided to reinstall Windows, but on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I appeared to doubt which partition to choose. There were System Reserved partition and partition ...
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votes
1answer
260 views

What is MSR partition? [duplicate]

I was trying to reinstall windows but on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I stumbled upon this MSR partition I knew nothing about. What is it for? Am I to delete it or leave ...
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votes
1answer
108 views

What is System Reserved partition for? [duplicate]

As you might know, I was going to reinstall windows. But on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I faced this 100MB partition. What is it for? Should I delete it or leave it as ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

Trouble Partition Hard Drive

In my PC I currently have a 1TB hard drive that I am trying to make into three partitions: one for Windows, one for OS X, and one as a storage for movies and Steam games, just to keep them separated. ...
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0answers
51 views

Grub4dos Recovery Partition

In many attempts to find a tutorial on creating a recovery partition many had only partly been what I was looking for. The closest I've found is this tutorial The problem I'm having with this ...
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2answers
122 views

Recovery Partition volume gone missing?

Today, after I restarted my computer, I realise that I have a missing drive in My Computer screen. Although I don't access it all the time, I remember very clearly that there is a Recovery (D:) drive ...
1
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1answer
18 views

Gparted reduce C drive from unused space only

I have two questions (1). The C drive has 130 GB space, 64 GB used and 66 unused. So if I resize C drive to 100 GB, the 30 GB will be removed from 66 GB only right and not from 64 GB? (2). There are ...
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1answer
42 views

What is the maximum number of partitions I can create in WindowsXp? [duplicate]

I know that I can create up to 24 partitions (C to Z), can we create more? and how? Thanks.