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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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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Fix corrupted USB Drive [duplicate]

I accidentally removed my USB drive during a file transfer and it broke. I'm on linux, and when I plug it the only app that shows it is "Disks" app. The drive is not recognized by the system, no icon ...
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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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Tried to merge 2 partitions together and I have 2 partitions with the same name now [duplicate]

I have a 1 tera HDD and a 500 GB SSD (the operating system is on the SSD). The HDD was split into 2 partitions (830 GB & 100 GB). I tried to extend the 830 GB to make them 1 single partition ...
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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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D: partition not visible anymore - it lost letter in My Computer [duplicate]

My D: partition suddenly disappeared from My Computer. The folders & files still exist (I am able to explore them with MiniTool Partition Wizard), but I can't access them. Unsuccessful methods ...
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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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Recovering data from multiple formatted partitions [duplicate]

I have a 1TB hard drive to save my data and a 256GB SSD to install Windows 10. 500MB from the 1TB was partitioned as a System Reserved partition. I tried to delete the System Reserved partition from ...
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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

Trying in Windows 10 to add a mirror of the C:\ volume, but Disk Management gives an error: Disk Management The boot configuration data of the system could not be updated. Use bcdedit.exe to ...
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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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hard disk won't initialize, showing size as 0.00kb and fatal device hardware error or I/O error

My hard disk on my laptop wasn't being recognized, so I pulled it out of my laptop(lenovo legion y730) and connected it to another laptop (Microsoft Surface Book). It wasn't responding so I had to ...
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Disk management drive options

In disk management when we right click on a drive, doesn't "open" and "explore" perform the same action ? Why have two options for the same action or is there any difference ? In case of any software/...
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Disk space lost with partitioning (windows 10 - disk management)

It is the second time (since a long time ago) i try on my computer to create a small partition, using the default windows 10 disk management tool. First step is to shrink my C drive, and windows asks ...
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How to limit Drive Letters Windows assigns to new removable USB drives

Currently Windows (all of the versions) assigns the first available letter to the next removable media you insert into your USB drive. Is there a way to go around this to make Windows assign only ...
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How to determine whether healthy Windows 10 partition safe to delete

I deleted a volume on my HP 15-g088ca laptop and would like to extend the c: drive to the resulting 18.2GB of unallocated space but have a 1.69GB healthy primary partition in the way (see screen grab)....
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new ssd wont show in disk management

I recently bought a new Kingston 120GB 2.5" SSD (SA400S37/120), to add to my motherboard, an Asus - H81M-K Micro ATX (hardware manual) with two 6G SATA-III ports (yellow) and two 3G SATA ports (dark ...
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Why isn't my partition appearing?

I have a partition on my system drive that appears in Computer Management → Storage → Disk Management, but not under This PC → Devices and Drives in File Explorer. Why isn't my partition appearing in ...
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Hooking up many HDDs to a Windows 7 computer (USB) using folders instead of drive letters

To make EVERYTHING stated below, a LOT more clearer, PLEASE REFERENCE: What if the hard disk is partitioned into more than 26 sections in Windows? Can this "assigning drives to a Folder" (see ...
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my seagate barracuda is showing different model numbers in disk manager

this is the imgur link of my pictures https://imgur.com/a/fvn8uVN for some reason my seagate barracuda 4tb hardrive (ST4000DM004) is showing as a Microsoft storage space device with only 3.8 mgbs. i ...
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What causes this partition discrepancy between GParted and Disk Management?

Here's a screenshot of my partition layout as seen by GParted: There are three primary partitions and an extended partition (it's a MBR disk) that contains two logical disks, some unallocated space ...
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Partition disappeared after shrinking

I am using Windows 10 on an old Pentium Laptop. It had 4 partitions: C,D,E (System Reserved) and F I wanted to created unallocated space for CentOS. I used Windows 10 Disk Management to shrink C: ...
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Best practice to organize data on new two drive PC [closed]

I recently bought a pre-built new desktop PC and have a little question about how to organize data. The desktop has a 256GB SSD labelled as "Windows" C: drive, and has Windows 10 installed on it. ...
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Windows 10 can't see SSD in Disk management but it's visible under Device Manager & BIOS

I have a new Samsung 860 EVO SSD, removed one of the working drives and connected the SSD instead. I see the SSD in the BIOS and under Disk Drives in Device Manager but it's not visible at all under ...
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What is “Healthy (OEM Partition)” and can it be removed?

This is on a Win 10 Pro 64-bit laptop. In the attached screenshot you can see that I have three small partitions called "Healthy (EFI System/OEM Partition)". It's been quite a while since I've been ...
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How can I extend the system partition in Windows 10 with a Red Hat VirtIO SCSI Disk Device?

I use OpenStack to spawn virtual servers. I launched a new virtual server that runs on Microsoft Windows 10. Afterward, I attach to it 300GB of extra storage space, in the shape of a Red Hat VirtIO ...
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Hard drive sometimes shows as uninitialized, sometimes doesn't show at all

After multiple previous issues (see here and here), now one of my hard drives is not working properly. It is a Seagate ST2000DM001, 2TB. It shows in bios. However, it sometimes does not show up at all ...
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Windows 7 - C set as Active Partition, Boot Issue, System Not Yet Restarted

I recently accidentally set C as "Active" in Disk Management. I realized my possible mistake when it was too late. The other partition on the same physical drive is 100MB and shows as the "Recovery ...
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Why does converting a disk to GPT with diskpart automatically create a 128MB reserved partion?

I recently bought a 3TB internal HDD, intended to be used as a backup drive to encompass all of my data. After installing the drive into my system, I started to use Windows' command-line diskpart tool ...
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Windows Disk Management can't format external hard drive with Linux installed

I installed a Linux distro on an external hard drive mounted on a USB 3.0 adapter. I could boot from the external hard drive before disconnecting the adapter from my computer. Currently the external ...
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“Preparing automatic repair” loop and SSD “not migrated”

A Windows 10 PC goes in "Preparing automatic repair loop" when a secondary SSD is connected. Once Windows could start (not every time), the SSD isn't shown between "This PC" drives. Looking in Disk ...
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HDD shows up as “no data” on it and can't be initialized in Windows

I have a physically undamaged 2.5 inch HDD (Hitachi 5400RPM 320GB) when I connect it with an sata to usb convertor windows doesn't react on it. When I open the windows disk management software it ...
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Error: “The request is not supported” when trying to shrink volume

I have Windows 8.1 and when I try to shrink the C: drive I am getting an error (regardless how much amount of space I choose to shrink is) The error says: The request is not supported. What could be ...
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Eight OEM-partitions and three EFI-partitions on disk 0?

Computer management's snap in for disk management shows that there are eight (8) OEM-partitions and three (3) EFI-partitions on disk 0, which is a 240GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD housing only Windows 10 ...

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