Questions tagged [disk-management]

The Windows disk partitioning and management utility; can be used to assign drive letters and create, delete, format, and resize partitions.

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Windows 10 reassigns drive letters on reboot

Through being forced to for a software program my company uses, I recently switched from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Now, every time I reboot, my computer decides to assign letters E, F, G, and H with ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu 18.04/Windows 10 No Room [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot my Dell Latitude D7270 with Windows and Ubuntu Desktop 18.04. When I enter I look at my storage in settings it says my C: drive has 98GB free (230 GB Total). Yet when I try to ...
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Cannot delete volume on drive that was originally a windows installation?

I have three drives in my system Disk 0, Disk 1, and Disk 2. Disk 1 and Disk 2 were originally installed in the system, the former was my windows installation and the later my storage drive. I cloned ...
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External HDD freezes computer and does not show up in Disk Management

I have a Seagate 1TB external hard drive. I was doing a full reformat of the drive the other day and unfortunately, my pc crashed while it was at 94%. After a reboot, my pc was completely stuck and ...
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Is it safe to delete the recovery partition?

I am trying to grow my C: drive to use the unallocated space on Disk 0. Is it safe to throw away the Recovery Partition (i.e. make it unallocated)? And if so, is GParted an ok tool to do that with? Or ...
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How to get rid of weird disk partitions on a Windows 10 on C drive

I am having an issue were I am unable to delete the weird partitions in C drive. When I right click, I get only the Help option available. For the first partition, other options are greyed out while ...
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Explain the partitions please

I am new to this. I want to identify which is the BOSS Linux OS and which is the Windows OS and if I want to keep Windows and remove BOSS, which partitions should I be removing. I am on Windows OS and ...
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Extend unallocated space to my `C:` drive?

I am using a machine with Windows 10. After shrinking the size of the partition D: using Disk Management, I got 215.78GB Unallocated. Now, I want to Extend the Volume of the partition C: with the ...
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root partition doesn't have all space available

It's been 10+ years since I've done any server admin work and now I have installed on an old laptop an Ubuntu 20.04 server and I have some problems in making all space available in the / partition ... ...
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Disk Management format vs command line format

I have read in many places that, since Windows Vista, the command line format command writes zeros in each sector of the disk (not for quick format). Edit : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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Hard drive issues after setting to offline and disconnecting the hard drive

I used Disk Management to set my hard drive to offline (method). I shut my computer off then disconnected the SATA cable and PSU cable from the hard drive. I rebooted and used my computer for a few ...
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Booting is messed up when tried to clone my main HDD to SSD

Im trying to upgrade an old Dell pc and clone the old HDD drive with an SSD I have connected the new SSD to the connections of the optical drive and used the "MiniTool partition" app to make ...
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Can't do simple volume option on my new harddrive. “Parameter is incorrect” when the simple volumes formats it

So I have a new pc and I installed the windows on my 250gb ssd and i have an extra 500gb hhd. My windows have a system reserved from the hdd and whenever I do simple volume on hdd it says "...
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Are there pitfalls of extending a partition to a space before it in Windows 7 (after Windows 10 upgrade)?

Several years ago, it was impossible to extend a partition to a space directly before it, using Windows 7's built-in Disk Management (case #1 from 2010, case #2 from 2012). This has been possible for ...
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Unable to extend Windows 10 system partition after restoring disk with Clonezilla

I restored 60 GB disk on 120 GB using Clonezilla. Now I want extend system partition labeled with C letter. In WIndows 10 Disk Management I see: C: 54 GB NTFS 529 MB one 56 GB unallocated I don't have ...
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Disk management unable to connect to virtual disk service

On Win 10 in Computer Management (local), I click on Disk Management and see "Unable to connect to Virtual Disk Service". The obvious thing to check was whether VDS was running. It was not, ...
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what does start and end refer to in the disk managment on linux

I have started learning basic IT and Disk management on Linux for a program I am writing. I started with the parted tool and when creating a disk it requires start and end values for creating ...
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hard drive not detected in windows but in ubuntu it is detected

I have a problem with my hard drive . After I reinstalled my windows to Windows10 ,there is no sign of my internal hard drive in windows.(I have 128G SSD (2x64 GB RAID0) and 1TB SATA hard drive) There ...
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Partitioning Hard Drive on a Huawei Matebook Pro X (Recovery Partition in the Way) (Windows 10)

The C: drive on my Matebook Pro quickly ran out of space when I was downloading videogames. I noticed that there was about 400 GB space on my D: drive, so I decided try to extend my C: drive to occupy ...
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Can't extend my drive: “There is not enough space available on the disk to complete this operation”

“There is not enough space available on the disk to complete this operation”: Why am I getting this error? I've just decided to run linux on a VM to speed up the change between OS and ripped of my ...
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No option to delete or shrink volume in disk manager

I can easily copy and delete files into my 13.72GB partition(E:) using windows explorer but I want to extent my D: by merging the space of E (13GB) onto the D: drive but there is no option to do any ...
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Volumes splited in same disk

The follow image is an exercice to be implemented in 5 disks with Diskpart. My doubt is about volume "MIRROR27" (Q:) and volume "Simple" (Y:) both in disk 2.Both volumes are ...
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JBOD reverts to Dynamic Foreign Disk after switching between OS (Dual-Boot Windows 7 / Windows 10)

I have just re- set up my dual boot system - Windows 7 and Windows 10 (primary OS) on 2 separate drives. I also have a data JBOD set up across 2 drives. Background: I had to re- set up the dual boot ...
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Add a new disk as mirroring (raid 1) to existing disk

I have disk1 with Windows Server OS and all my applications and DB installed and configured. Can I now add a fresh disk (disk2) to this existing disk1 and make it as mirroring disk (raid1) using ...
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Disk Management: Not able to make a new volume

I am not able successfully make a new volume from unallocated space in disk management. I will try to explain you all through points and screenshot. What I did: shrink space from Local Disk (E:) [...
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Formatting the USB over and over again [duplicate]

I have installed Pop OS on my computer along with Windows. I used a USB to install Pop. When I plugged it in a Windows machine, I couldn't access it. I used AOMEI to format and assign drive letter ...
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I am not able to partition my C drive in Windows 10

I am trying to partition the C: drive in Windows 10, however, I am getting the error below. Even after clicking 'yes', nothing happens. Please help me to resolve this issue.
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I cant see the disk I removed from an external canon harddrive CS100

I had a canon external hard drive that I could upload photos from WI-FI at home. The power supply stopped working and I now want to get the photos off the hard drive. I have removed the drive and ...
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how to create dynamic disk mirror in windows 7?

I have 2x 16TB HDDs. One of them has data on it and is a dynamic disk. The other is unformated. It has one giant 16TB unallocated partition. In Disk Management, right clicking on the disk with data ...
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WD 2TB External hard disk is detected in disk management but not showing in windows explorer

I have WD 2tb external hard drive. It seems to be detected in disk management but does not show up in windows explorer. In disk management, right clicking on the disk partition only one option is ...
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Windows 10 how to fix drive letter on my micro SD cards?

Recently, my micro SD card stopped showing up in Explorer on my Surface pro 6. I opened the Disk Management tool and the disk does get recognized (as Disk 1 below), but the main partition does not ...
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Does it matter if a drive extended in Disk Management (W10) looks like different partitions?

After installing a new HDD to be my primary storage drive, I deleted a couple of now redundant partitions on an old HDD and tried extending the data partition into those two partitions after each ...
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Is it an issue if my drive is assigned to B:?

I have read that drives are not typically assigned to B: because it used to be assigned to floppy disks in MSDOS. IS this still an issue? I partitioned my new SSD to the B: location.
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Running VM of a physical hard drive

I have an old hard drive with Windows XP on it from very long ago. I want to get back into the OS and see it. I'm trying to get run it in a Hyper-V machine on my workstation/gaming PC (Windows 10 Pro, ...
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Does Windows 10 reinstall affect my striped volume in Disk Management?

I setup 3 drives under a striped volume. I have to reinstall Windows 10 (seperate drive of course). If I reinstall it, will it still recognize the striped volume that was created in my current install?...
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Mobo dead, how to access striped volume externally from laptop?

I have a dead PC with 2 data drives that are windows striped (not hardware raid-0). If I buy a usb raid enclosure, do you think windows will recognize them as a dynamic disc? If not, is there a way to ...
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Remove EFI System Partition & Wipe Drive 0?

Some time ago, installed a bigger SSD (1 TB M.2) to act as my OS boot disk, cloning the original OS-sporting HD (256 GB) onto it and it works fine. Recently, I wanted to try out Linux and installed ...
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unable to see pcie nvme ssd content on windows when plugged in via usb

I have a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD whose contents I'm trying to read. I'm using a Sabrent M.2 SSD to 2.5-Inch SATA III Aluminum Encloser Adapter and a SYBA SI-ADA20155 1.58 ft. USB 3.0 Cable IO Crest USB 3....
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Why is my USB recognized only for couple of seconds?

My mom was writing a text in Office Word and she wanted to save it on her USB device. She says that the computer was trying to save it for a long time and then a text popped up (she didn't read it ...
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Windows 10 disk partitions' meaning

This is the image of all the disk partitions on my windows machine. I want to know what each of these partitions mean (except C: OS, D: Music and E: Disciple). I also want to know what effect it would ...
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All options except 'Delete Volume' greyed out for primary partition in Windows 10 Disk Management

I'm trying to extend my primary partition in Windows 10, using the OS's Disk Management tool. I want to extend it into the unallocated space to the immediate right in the image below. These options ...
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Can't format USB disk because volume is offline

I have a USB disk that has gotten bollixed up and for the life of me, I can not reformat it and get back to square one. I attempted to create an Acronis Survival Kit using a WD Elements 2TB USB disk....
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Can't get cloned disk online despite changing it's uniqueid via diskpart?

I've cloned a data drive using a StarTech disk duplicator, and now would like to view both drives simultaneously in Windows. Disk Management throws up a "Offline (The disk is offline because it has a ...
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How to repair encrypted disk after unfinished formatting?

I've accidentally started formatting of encrypted macos journaled external hdd. 5 seconds after start, I've unplagged hdd to stop the process. Now it isn't mounting. Is there a way to restore data ...
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Volume Displays “X” For my USB Drive in Computer Management

When I plug my USB drive into my computer, It does not show up in explorer. I've tried to follow tutorials on how to get it to show up, but I get stuck here: The drive shows an X as volume and does ...
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Win 10 boot volume mirror fails: Boot configuration data could not be updated

I'm trying to add a mirror of the C:\ volume in Windows, but Disk Management gives an error: Disk Management The boot configuration data of the system could not be updated. Use bcdedit.exe to update ...
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How to merge two volume when it show two time in disk management, without data loss?

I want to know how to merge two-volumes which appears two times in disk management, I have Local Disk D which is showing two times in disk management, I want to merge it. Help Please.
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Should You Create A System Restore For The Data (D:) Drive Or Reincorporate The Partition Back Into C: drive?

I've already allocated about 12GB for the C: drive system restore. I noticed while setting it up that there is also a D: drive. This is my first time seeing a D: drive and it's on the Acer laptop I ...
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Configure Windows such that new disks start out marked as offline?

Is there a way to configure Windows in such a way that newly attached drives (i.e. drives that have never been attached before) will start by being marked as offline (as in diskmgmt.msc) instead of ...
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Mounting an internal hard drive that was originally formatted as a USB mass storage device

I have an 8TB 3.5" SATA hard drive that I first mounted and formatted on Windows 10 through a USB to SATA hardware interface as an 8TB NTFS partition. I had to replace a smaller drive inside with ...

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