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How to copy a volume to external volume with a different filesystem?

I connected an external hard drive to my computer. I want to copy the content of the volume D:\ (NTFS) to the connected hard drive which is labeled by F:\ (FAT32). What is the command to copy from ...
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1answer
16 views

Remove HDD while the computer is shutdown but sitll plugged in

I have 2 internal HDDs and it happens a lot that I need to unplug one of them or swap the SATA cables to make one or the other 'Master'. what I do now is shutdown/hibernate and unplug the power cord ...
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14 views

Why does my PC slow down to a crawl when VMware and ntoskrnl.exe is writing to a data drive?

My PC becomes almost unusable when writing to my data drive. The main suspect which exhibits this issue is VMware Player. The problem does not happen when I myself move files in Windows Explorer or do ...
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10 views

SATA external hdd is detected as a removable drive and asks “please insert a disk”

I have external SATA hdd of Samsung 200GB. When i try to connect it to my PC, it's being recognized as a removable Disk and when I click on it, a message of "Please insert a disk to the drive" pops. ...
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21 views

File recovery from phone went wrong, seems to have damaged laptop drive

I decided to recover some files I had recently deleted from a micro SD card in an old Nokia. I connected the phone to my laptop, downloaded TestDisk, and for some reason or another I selected all ...
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11 views

My WD My Book World (blue rings) is not accessable

My drive shows up under the network devices. When I click on it a windows security pop-up shows asking for my network username and password to connect to the drive. I have tried I am running windows ...
1
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1answer
49 views

PC with SSD VERY Slow after Power Outage

I am on a HP Pavilion PC with a SSD drive for the main/OS drive, and runnning windows 7. Typically a book takes < 15 seconds from power on to login to arriving at desktop. After a power outage / ...
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1answer
39 views

Windows 7 User profiles not functioning after SSD > HDD move

Windows 7 x64 Home P. OEM I decided to move my Users and ProgramData folders onto my secondary disk to save SSD space. I booted into "repair" mode on the windows DVD. Both drives are NTFS. The drives ...
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11 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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10 views

How to redirect calls from one hard drive to another in Windows 7?

I'm sharing a database that an app runs on in my dropbox and have symlinked the database from the roaming folder location to the dropbox location. Everything is working great but one thing. The ...
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28 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
18 views

Creating an additional partition on MBR partitioned drive with data on it

I have an external 500GB HDD which already has data on it, there is currently one partition on the drive but I need to create a new one on this drive with at least 10GB of space. I've already used ...
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1answer
25 views

80GB HDD recently stopped appearing in “My Computer”, appears in Disk Manager as unformattable 330GB HDD

My PC recently shut down from overheating, and when I turned it back on I was told Windows couldn't boot because a device was missing. Upon installing windows on a different HDD (Which I'll refer to ...
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1answer
30 views

Completely format and remove a hardrive

As seen in image disk1 is paritioned in 3 parts (C,E&F) I have nothing to do with it. All I need to do is format and remove all partitions from disk2 that is partitioned as D and other two ...
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1answer
11 views

Remove Backup Drive, Windows 7 Fails to Boot?

I have 3 drives, 1 SSD (Letter E primary OS) and 2 backup SATA drives (C and D). In BIOS when I disable either or both of the SATA drives, the computer will fail to start. From what I have read, it ...
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1answer
22 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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1answer
33 views

Raid Setup, 2 Hard drives - one shows in explorer

I got a new pc delivered to me and I go to start up the PC using a raid configuration. I then go to are you happy with these settingsand I select yes. Later on, I then notice that one of the hard ...
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0answers
27 views

Windows 7 installation freezes at “starting windows” After a recently failed Windows 7 installation during disk operations stage [closed]

I was trying to install Windows 7 on my dell inspiron n5110. Everything was going fine until i reached the stage where i had to manage my partitions within the setup. I just clicked to delete my C: ...
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2answers
89 views

Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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0answers
12 views

Win 8.1 new installation - existing raid mirrors failed to load

I have just installed windows 8.1 on my tower PC, from previously having Win 7. This was a fresh installation with the OS partition formatted prior to installing Win 8.1. My spec is: X58A-UD3R mobo ...
3
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1answer
122 views

Computer won't recognize new hard drive

I have a 1TB external drive. It is actually an internal laptop drive I got out of my old HP Pavillion DV7 which I broke. I liked that computer so much I found the exact same model on eBay and bought ...
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1answer
18 views

Creating a system image on a blank hdd and using that same hdd

So here's my situation: I have a 1TB HDD that is starting to make noises (fail) so I bought a new 2TB HDD to put my old information on. But here is my question: If I were to make a System Image on the ...
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1answer
25 views

How to un-shrink hard space by windows 7?

I shrinked 150 GB out of my 500 GB hard space by windows 7, in order to install ubuntu beside windows on my laptop. Now some amount of that 150GB is free and I need to have it back on my windows. ...
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0answers
14 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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21 views

Access old Users folder on backed up hdd

I tried googling to no avail. Here is my problem My old harddrive needed to be replaced, so i imaged it and copied to a new hdd. I later upgraded the hardware significantly and installed a new ...
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1answer
24 views

What is using up my C drive and why is it automatically restarting?

I'm facing two major problems with my Lenovo Thinkpad laptop(Windows 7, 4GB Ram) 1) Free space in my C drive is gradually decreasing. 2) My system is automatically restarting. Its happening even ...
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1answer
34 views

Switch HDD mode from RAID to IDE [closed]

I made an ghost of 2 drives that were installed as raid 0 I made a ghost to one big drive. Now in the bios, the big drive can only run in raid0 modus. Is there a easy way so I can run this drive as ...
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0answers
27 views

Toshiba external hdd shows no media in disk management

I have a Toshiba 2tb external hdd which was not showing in explorer(windows 7). then i opened disk management, there it showed the volume size and all. first I tried assigning a letter but nothing new ...
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2answers
51 views

How to disable or choose the 'correct' windows boot manager?

I have recently changed motherboard CPU and Ram, my PC was growing for around a decade and it's a bit of a mess. I have 4 Hard drives 1 SSD and 3 HDD all full of valuable data (not photos). Before ...
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0answers
42 views

My 3TB HD can't use 3TB? (only 2)

I have a Toshiba 3TB harddrive model HDKPC08. When I formated it using the windows 7 installer I saw a 2tb partition and another partition roughly 700 or 600gb. This appears to be a 3TB HDD. However I ...
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2answers
62 views

Faster shutdown or restart than holding the power button and its drawbacks

I am looking for a way how to turn off a laptop with Windows 7 very fast. Fastest way I know of is holding power button for 5 seconds. It is unsatisfying because it is long time and because I need to ...
1
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0answers
66 views

How to detect if I/O errors are because of HDD fail or other Hardware/Software issues?

On my current system I had a 2TB HDD from Segate, after 2 years Windows started to restart on boot, so I formatted and installed ubuntu. All worked great but after a while I would get I/O errors, ...
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1answer
32 views

SSD Causing Battery To Die Almost Instantly?

I'm a little stumped a what the problem is. I recently got a used a laptop and I swapped out the 500GB 5400RPM hard drive for a PNY 120GB SSD drive. When I unplug the power from the laptop, the ...
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5answers
61 views

The amount of space reported by OS does not match reality

My computer says that I have a 74.4 GB drive. Of that 231 MB are free. TreeSize application states all my files take up 64.3 GB. Where is the missing 10 GB?
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1answer
41 views

Where has all my drive space gone? [duplicate]

I selected all folders, right-clicked and picked Properties. It shows me all files and they total up to 45.7 GB. But then I look at My Computer and see that I should have 74.4 GB: Where has all ...
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0answers
38 views

While installing windows only 700GB of 3TB is showing as a partition?

I recently bought a new hard drive and installed windows 7. Then I found out I have to install it using GPT so I tried to re install. Apparently I deleted the windows partition because after ...
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0answers
33 views

Toshiba Satellite P850 - Freezing and Stuttering

I've about exhausted all my known options at this point. I own a Toshiba Satellite p850 which was new in 2012. The laptop frequently (several times per minutes) locks up or stutters the entire system. ...
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0answers
11 views

Bitlocker Formatting Cancel

I have 500 GB HDD separated into 100 GB partitions and i have a partition in which each and every file is important so i have secured it with bit-locker........one day i wasn't at home and my small ...
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0answers
35 views

Installing Windows 7 x64, ASUS P5G41T-M LX Plus, Mass Storage Driver

I have a ASUS P5G41T-M LX PLUS motherboard. When installing (from either USB or DVD) Windows 7 Pro x64, my harddrive doesn't show to install onto. The Hard Drive is recognized in the BIOS. I try ...
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1answer
46 views

How to install Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 without formatting any partition?

I have laptop running Windows 8.1 with single SSD of 128 GB. I have 2 partitions. C:/ has windows and D:/ is also filled with files. I can make space in D:/ driver around 20 GB. Can I install ...
0
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1answer
22 views

How to delete a file in the share drive when other computers read this file failed?

I have shared a drive with Operating system: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Service Pack 1, then write some c++ codes to access this drive with windows API (WNetAddConnection2) from other computers ...
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3answers
45 views

How to migrate user files from hard drive of dead vista system to w7?

I have the good hard drive from an otherwise dead Vista laptop ( I'm looking at you, HP Pavilion DV6700!) connected to the USB port of a good windows 7 system. To clarify, the drive from the old ...
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1answer
36 views

Can't install any OS, hdd errors

I am trying to install any OS on a netbook (Samsung n150), I tried win xp, which hangs trying to boot saying something like (hd0,0). I tried win 7, which loads the installer setup but when it reaches ...
0
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0answers
15 views

Computer Freezes for some time after beeps from motherboard

I have Gigabyte 970a ds3 rev3.0 motherboard. While running some applications I hear some beeps and at that time my pc freezes but after few seconds it again runs fine. Can this happen because of a ...
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2answers
52 views

How to move Windows 7 files + apps to new PC when old PC no longer works

Nutshell summary: old Windows 7 PC no longer stays running for more than a few minutes, but the hard disk still works. We obtained a new Windows 7 PC, and I'm trying to move user files, settings and ...
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0answers
34 views

Dual-SSD laptop - should I move the pagefile to the non-boot SSD?

I have 2 SSDs in my laptop of equal (256GB) size. After reading this Technet article I'm tempted to do what it suggests and move my paging file to the other (non-boot) drive. Is this worth doing? Are ...
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38 views

Partition is gone and C: is smaller

My computer restarted overnight to install windows update. In the morning I had tried to make a System Restore (Windows restore to a point) as my video driver got messed up. I also reinstalled some ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

How Do You Recover An Encrypted Partition?

I was reformatting one of my extra hard drives with Windows DiskPart and accidentally selected the wrong hard drive. I used the clean command, but it wasn't long before I realized I cleaned the ...
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votes
2answers
30 views

Clone SSD or move windows settings over? [closed]

I'm getting a new computer with a bigger and faster SSD (256GB vs 64GB). Should I do a clean install of Windows 7 and move the settings over, or should I try to clone the old SSD? Which is best, and ...
0
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1answer
13 views

Will Win7 Hidden Install Partition Still Work After Cloning and Restoring to a New Hard Drive

I have a laptop with Windows 7 whose hard drive is failing. There is no install disk and a fresh install is done via the bios and a hidden partition containing the Win7 install files. I'd like to ...