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Hard drive is not accessible

I have installed new internal hard drive on my desktop but when I click on partiton of the hard drive from another hard drive it is showing "Unable to mount location" in linux(from ubuntu and ...
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Hard drive working in 5 second pulses?

Bit of an odd issue with a laptop (Toshiba C660D 181). For most of the time, the hard drive seems to operating in 5 second pulses. The laptop doesn't have a HDD light and the HDD itself is very ...
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What happens if I plug a Windows7 hard drive into a different PC?

In terms of - a) technical and b) licensing considerations, will it work? Obviously many drivers will be incorrect/missing but I'd have expected Windows was able to fix that. So will it run up and ...
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1answer
31 views

safe to delete EFI system partition (win7) on old drive after cloning?

a while back I cloned my old installation of win7 from my HDD to a new SSD using the tools provided by Samsung (if I remember correctly). I know I should have done a clean new install, but that's not ...
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1answer
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Is my SSD runing AHCI mode?

So I switched my BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI, and when I booted up in windows 7 it reinstalled the drivers for my SSD. But I can't seem to find if it's currently running in AHCI mode or not. I've ...
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How can I manage partitions on Windows 7 Install?

On my home desktops I have an SSD as a primary disk, then a larger SATA disk as a secondary. The thing is, when I install Windows 7 on the SSD, the 100MB "System Reserved" system partition is built on ...
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how to prevent access of hard disc from guest user in window 7 ?

i want to restrict guest user from access the hard disc data, so how it could be, i goes through this way gpcedit.mc, User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows ...
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Can't boot from mirrored disk (software raid 1)

I make mirrored disk (software raid 1) on windows 7 and shut down my computer normally, but rebuild process not finished. And after that my computer can't start up, it hangs at "Verifying DMI pool ...
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1answer
23 views

Not able to reallocate memory in hard drive through disk management. hard disk partition not booting

I had linux and windows 7 dual booted in my system after which i thought to remove linux ubuntu due to grub problem so i overwritten the loader to get back my windows 7 to use since i was not able to ...
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14 views

Laptop Harddisk not working

I have a segate hard disk (Laptop HD). Which stopped working unexpectedly. I just Google'd and tried few thinks to get it to work. But nothing seems to be happening. I tried connecting the HD to my ...
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34 views

Weird Windows Partition Problems: Partition inaccessible to Windows, but fine everywhere else

So, I have a bit of a problem and no amount of searching could find the answer. That's shame, because I have horrendous social anxieties and usually I'll fix something myself, if I can. The issue ...
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1answer
26 views

Windows 7 - Drive not recognized? - ISO installation

Been fiddling with this for a good bit now and I'm starting to get a headache I've been browsing the internet for the better part of 2 hours trying to get the necessary assistance to finish my windows ...
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3answers
34 views

PC slow when creating folders, displaying file open/save dialog

I've noticed my trusty Windows 7 PC seems to be getting sluggish, but in quite specific ways only. When I am using a specific program it is responsive and works fine. But more and more frequently, ...
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1answer
68 views

Does Windows optimise differently for SSD installation?

I have two solid state hard drives in two different laptops, a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB and a Crucial MX100 512GB. I got the Samsung first and in that machine it absolutely flies, with a Windows rating ...
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16 views

Clonezilla won't clone drive that has Win 7 Pro upgrade (from win 7 Home Premium)

I have used Clonezilla to clone a disk which has Win 7 Home premium. During the process using the disk to disk cloning, Clonezilla shows that two partitions are cloned; the 100meg partition and the ...
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1answer
39 views

ASUS UX31A - A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

I have a little issue with my ASUS UX31A. I just tried to do a clean install of Windows 7 64bit using a USB-Stick created using Rufus. The laptop booted from the USB stick and opened the Windows ...
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23 views

Can't read secondary drive; suspect file system damage; how to repair?

I have 2 hard drives in my PC. Drive D: is unreadable. I believe that the File System is damaged (NTFS). I tried a number of softwares but all of them recover file according to their types. I need the ...
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0answers
24 views

Cloned disc won't boot

I have an external hard drive (drive P=1.5TB) + two internal hard drives (drive C=2TB and drive D=1TB). All drives are 75% free. I have upgraded my D drive from Vista to WIN 7 and cleaned up the D ...
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38 views

Why Isn't my Version of Windows 7 OS Compatible With the Same Version of the Installation CD?

A few days ago, my computer was spontaneously unplugged (instant power out). Since then it won't boot. It says something to the nature of "no bootable media found insert proper boot device." Just to ...
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1answer
78 views

How to read and write a USB hard drive formatted as EXT3 from Windows 7? [duplicate]

My external hard drive uses EXT3 and must be read + written by Debian and Windows 7 (home and office boxes) It used to work like a charm with Ext2IFS on Windows XP, but since this software doesn't ...
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0answers
27 views

Not getting all files when copying Users folder

I have a friends laptop and I took her hard drive out and put it in an external HD enclosure. I plan on wiping it so that I can reinstall windows. Problem is that when I plug the external HD to my ...
2
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1answer
33 views

How to recover RAID0 lost after a upgrade to Windows 8.1

How can I recover software RAID 0 after formatting my primary OS drive? I had the same issue as this post : I was previously running Windows 7 on a machine that had 4 physical drives and 1 SSD for ...
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Hidden $RECYCLE.BIN folder taking up 30GB in brand new drive [duplicate]

I've just recently acquired a 1TB disk, and installed it on my computer. It barely has any files on it (specifically, only a 3KB password file), but Windows Explorer says it has 35GB in use. As you ...
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3answers
55 views

Changing hard drive from dead computer

I have a Windows Vista Basic with intel processor that died with an extremely important file on it and I'm changing to a Windows Vista premium that uses AMD. I have understood that as I have a ...
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1answer
49 views

BitLocker vs. Encrypting File System (EFS) on Windows 7

So BitLocker encrypts the entire hard drive, while EFS encrypts individual files. Is there any difference in the way that they implement the encryption? Do they both use your user account password as ...
0
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1answer
38 views

Allocating a 2nd 2TB partition on a 4TB drive

I've recently has a system disk failure, so as well as switching to a larger SSD for the system disk, I also installed a new 4TB data drive. Windows 7 x64 Ultimate has been installed to the SSD ...
2
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1answer
43 views

MSI 760GM-P34FX cannot use entire 3Tb drive

Not sure what I can do about it, but I am unable to use my Seagate Desktop 3Tb drive with MSI motherboard. It seems the motherboard only supports 2Tb for a boot drive... and I cannot even create a ...
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83 views

Windows 7 installation loses volume label after reboot if no drive letter assigned

Here is my problem: I have had a Dell laptop with the following partitions: 39 MB - (OEM Partition); 14 GB, label: RECOVERY, no drive letter; 200 GB, label: OS, drive letter C: I used the ...
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1answer
26 views

What is the difference between a quick scan and a full scan in HD Tune Pro?

A quick scan didn't find any error on my hard drive, whereas a full scan did. What is the difference between a quick scan and a full scan in HD Tune Pro? I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and HD Tune ...
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2answers
34 views

Is it okay to shut down harddisk often?

I have a system with two harddisks; an SSD that contains Windows 7, all the applications and most of my commonly used documents and files, and a platter-based HDD which contains the larger (media) ...
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1answer
34 views

External HDD gets into read only mode over and over again

I have an extarnal HDD that put itself in read only mode on a regular base. For the record I know how to solve this problem via Diskpart. I even have created a script for it! The problem is that it ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Hard drive showing incorrect free space after recent RAM upgrade

After recently upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16GB I noticed that my hard drive went from ~22GB to ~8GB (120GB ssd) even though all of files on the drive only accumulate to 72GB. I have tried numerous ...
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1answer
49 views

What does “Healthy status” mean in Windows' disk management tool?

Windows' disk management tool says that Disk 1's partitions are healthy: However, HD Tune Pro 3.50 sees one error on the disk: What does "Healthy status" mean in Windows' disk management tool? ...
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2answers
72 views

3TB Western Digital green showing as only 746GB in disk management?

I've just purchased a new hard drive (3TB Western Digital Green) with the intention of transferring everything from my hard drive that has sector issues and is causing BSODs. The problem is, the new ...
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1answer
33 views

Is it possible to image only a single partition in Windows 7?

I have a fairly good sized Hard Drive (2.5 GB) which I have partitioned into several parts. I want to know if it is possible for me to use Windows Backup in such a way that I am able to image and ...
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1answer
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ACER Aspire AX1920-UR10P

So I killed the original hard drive, and bought a new one and do not have a boot disk. I got the driver files from ACER's website and I have a downloaded copy of Windows 7 but I can't the computer to ...
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2answers
34 views

Create Junction point for Program Files (x86) on functioning system

Recently I found that my lowly 128GB SSD was filling up to the point where I had to uninstall old games to install new games. That wasn't bad until I had to install some other applications for actual ...
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1answer
29 views

Tracking files downloaded to USB post-event

I run a small company and a senior employee recently left. As I was about to reformat his computer I discovered that just prior to leaving the firm the employee accessed some very confidential and ...
2
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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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2answers
30 views

Deleting extraneous NTFS Partition

A Windows 7 laptop I commonly use has an internal hard drive that is partitioned into the primary Windows partition, drive C, and an extra partition, drive D, that is also NTFS and is positioned ...
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0answers
22 views

Junction points or default directory changes for moving the big folders off SSD

I'm going to once again reinstall my Windows 7 system. This time, I'm going to be moving the Program Files, PFx86, ProgramData, and Users folders onto a 1TB WD black drive straight after installation ...
1
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1answer
36 views

Partition types for windows 7 installation [closed]

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
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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
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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 ...
0
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1answer
65 views

External hard disk not detected in windows, though working fine in Ubuntu

Device is getting listed in the disk management in the lower panel, and showing the status as following: 2048 GB unallocated 746.52 GB unallocated But the device is not listed in the my computer ...
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how do i fix drive permissions

Recently i resized, shrunk, merged and partitioned my drives using aomei partition manager. After this i made a clean install of win 7. Now the scenario is that when i try to save anything on (non C:) ...
0
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1answer
51 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 ...
2
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1answer
210 views

Why does synchronizing 1.4 TB of data with my Dropbox account result in over 28 TB of IO read?

I tried to sync 4.4 millions of files (totaling ~1.4 TB) with my Dropbox account. I noticed a pretty high amount of IO read (28 TB) when the files were being synchronized, is there any reason why? ...
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0answers
14 views

Network drive free space equal to local disk [duplicate]

I have a local drive C: on a SSD formatted as NTFS with ~100 GB and 2.74 GB free. There is a network drive mapped as drive S: (FAT) and it reports exactly the same used and free space. As you can ...
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1answer
173 views

External HDD not detected but shows up as USB device in taskbar

I have a seagate 1 TB external portable HDD which all of a sudden stopped working one day. If I connect it, it doesn't show in my computer or Disk management, but i get a usb device icon in taskbar. ...