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External USB drive not in File Explorer but shows in Disk Management

Freecom 500GB USB drive does not appear in File Explorer on Windows 8 when powering up (drive already plugged in). Disk however DOES appear in "Safely Remove Hardware". Immediately upon clicking ...
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Windows 8.1 file explorer is Super slow

I have a newish ( a couple of months old) laptop. i7 4700mq gtx765 8gb ram I'm using an ssd boot dirve and a HDD for storage. The computer has absolutely no problems running programs but it is very ...
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Internal SATA HDD Always Hangs The Next Day On Any Write-Access

I have a 250GB Maxtor 7Y250M0 SATA HDD that worked fine on my Dell XPS400 running Windows XP. Now I use it as second internal HDD for my Lenovo M85 running Windows 7. The installation went smoothly ...
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Slow and crashing Windows Explorer. Hard drive or virus?

I have a custom built machine with windows 7 ultimate. Core2Duo 2.93Ghz 12GB RAM 500GB Hdd Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Everything was running fine till a few days ago when Windows Explorer started ...
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Win 7 not reading all files from XP HDs

I loaded windows 7 - 64 on a new ssd, fresh install (C: drive). I then added 3 HDs from my old XP, SP3 - 32bit (new drive letters F:, G: and H:) computer as secondary drives. Win 7 opens and runs ...
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High Disk Usage (PC keeps freezzing)

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Well I don't know when this really happens but this 2 process make the PC stop working and once I look at the HDD light it looks like HDD is working none stop. ...
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Unable to launch folder using Explorer.exe after drive letter change

I recently added a new data drive to replace an old data drive. I proceeded to copy files from the old drive to the new drive, and then I swapped the drive letters so that the new data drive will ...
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Hard disk not detected by Windows 8

Windows 8 is not detecting my secondary hard drive I have installed in my system. I have an older model Hitachi secondary hard drive of 300GB that worked fine when I had Windows 7 installed, but with ...
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My other hard drives are invisible, but still accessible

For some reason I cannot see any of my other hard drives through Windows 8's explorer window. I can see them in disk management, and opening them from there works. They are also visible in ...
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Is it possible to stop the color of the 'remaining disk-space bar' from changing to red when there isn't a lot of space remaining in Win7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the disk space left warning in Windows 7? For example, if on drive C:, which has total space of 465 GB, I have something like 50 GB of space remaining, the ...
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Problems recovering data from a 3.5" HD with a HD enclosure

I have an All in One HP TouchSmart computer that has gone completely crazy since I installed Windows 7 updates. I can't reach the login screen for Windows. So I removed the hard drive and plugged in a ...
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Where do these fake drive references come from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Phantom hard drive after deploying latest Windows 7 image from WDS This is a really weird issue which is the reason for the vague title; sorry. The following screenshot ...
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Windows Home Server 2011: My Computer and Disk Properties show old Label after rename

I have a Windows Home Server 2011 box (based on Windows Server 2008 R2). For ease of use I label my data drives with what is on them: Data (E:) [500 GB SATA] Data Backup (R:) [500 GB USB] My Data ...
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Phantom hard drive after deploying latest Windows 7 image from WDS

Receiving a new batch of PCs prompted us to recapture our WDS image for our on-site Windows 7 machines. Rolled into the new image (i.e. the only changes that have been made since the previous version ...
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External USB HD issues with a twist (works on Windows7 but not XP)

I have this older external USB HD, 160 GB. I was using it to copy my Steam games to another computer. On the source computer, Windows 7 64-bit, everything worked fine. Drive reported no errors, had ...
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When and why would Windows Explorer lock an external hard disk?

I am quite surprised to see that Windows Explorer is locking my external hard disk. Is there any reason why explorer.exe is holding on to my external hard disk? Before I was trying to detach the ...
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Drives not getting associated

When I click on my computer I can see a list of drives etc. But when I click on them I get the "Open With" dialog box. I've tried the drive association fix mentioned here. It didn't work.
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Is there a way for Windows 7 to show remaining disk space in the status bar?

This is really driving me nuts. I do a lot of moving media files to and from USB drives, and I am constantly looking to the status bar to see how much remaining space I have on a drive. It's quick, ...