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Can't use/format the USB that been through Rufus and terminated in half

I had a similar problem: Rufus threw an error while formatting a (large, 128 GB) USB pendrive, even before buring/extracting the ISO (in my case, a Windows 10 ISO). chkdsk was not helpful, because it ...
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How to restore data after accidentally starting DD on a hard drive but stopping it before it went too far?

Assuming approximately 1 TB FAT32 partition, start of volume overwritten, biggest determining factor is whether FATs (file allocation tables) ,or at least one copy survived. No one can tell this in ...
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Add Partition Table to existing vhdx partition image

If you have access to a linux machine, it's quite easy to solve. Create a sparse file truncate -s 20GB file.img Attach it to a loopback device losetup --find --show ~/file.img. This will return the ...
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How to hide a VeraCrypt partition from Windows Explorer?

When using "USB Drive Letter Manager" (USBDLM) you can add these lines to USBDLM.ini to prevent assigning a drive letter when the partition seems to contain random data (TrueCrypt) or when ...
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EFI Partition not taking up full space

You have increased the allocation for the EFI partition, but you have not resized the file-system in the partition. This is why Disk Management reports 598 MB, while fsutil still reports the old value ...
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resize from lvm disk for use in docker container

Ok so the issue is you've resized the LVM volume but not the sparse file backing the DM device. That needs a little more work. This article seems to cover it nicely, just note the comments towards the ...
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Are GPT partitions less likely to get corrupted than MBR-based partitions?

The second copy of the partition table at the end of the device can have opposite effects, however: Imagine you use a large disk that had GPT on it, and you decide to copy the image of a smaller GPT ...
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Does the wear leveling algorithm work well on a partitioned SSD?

Yes, wear leveling works across the whole SSD. When you're overprovisioning (either manually by creating an empty unused partition, or using Samsung Magician), you're creating an empty partition that ...
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Does the wear leveling algorithm work well on a partitioned SSD?

The wear-levelling is performed by the SSD controller, and basically the controller is unaware of partitions and filesystems. The important point is that there exists a mapping table between the drive ...
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Does the wear leveling algorithm work well on a partitioned SSD?

The partition-table is understood principally by the operating system and in a limited way by the BIOS/EFI. The disk's firmware only knows about blocks and sectors and that's all. Answer : ...
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Does the wear leveling algorithm work well on a partitioned SSD?

You are right; it doesn’t make sense. Consider the most popular desktop OS, Windows. Windows creates three partitions right off the bat: An EFI partition, disk (C: drive) partition, and a recovery ...
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What happens when I mark a partition as active?

You tell the Windows Boot Loader to load the Boot Manager from C drive. The C drive may or may not contain the Boot Manager. If it does not, you'll get an error on boot. If the system loads ...
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Deleted Partitions on old drive causing OS on new one to no longer boot

I ended up solving the issue. This was, in the end, just a boot file issue, and all of my data was intact. It boiled down to booting into command prompt from a USB and rebuilding the EFI file system. ...
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How to have one partition, instead of 3 (or more) when installing Windows 11

What you want to achieve is possible but with a few caveats Download Windows 10 ISO using Media Creation Tool Download Windows 11 ISO using Media Creation Tool Using Rufus create a BIOS bootable USB ...
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Kingston SSD Secure Erase not working

The F: partition is still allocated. Right-click the partition in Disk Management and select "Delete Volume".
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Format USB Disk Using DiskPart Yields "No volume selected" Error

i dont know what i did but it works. ** DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online ...
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Move or create new EFI partition on different disk

you can create a bootable partition by making it UEFI System Partiton type for that you can use a tool like fdisk on linux for this example ill be assumeing drive path /dev/sda first to enter fdisk do ...
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How to make best use of only good sectors/partitions on a semi-faulty HDD?

Reallocation Sector Count is very high (16376) That's quite a lot indeed. It's enough to stop anyone from reading the rest and reach the IMO only sane conclusion: Trash this totally unreliable drive, ...
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How do I access a second paritition of a linux sd

macOS does not support Linux filesystems. You can deal with that in two ways: Add a filesystem “driver” via macFUSE or the like, free commercial Use a virtual machine (again free or commercial ...
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Stuck on disk partitioning while trying to install 2 Linux systems

Also Arch installation used UEFI but the partitions seem to be MBR. According to the guides that shouldn't be a thing but I probably misunderstand something. MBR is allowed in UEFI, although ...
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installing ubuntu 22.04 into existing lvm

Generally, KUbuntu and Ubuntu differ only in pre-install package groups, to the best of my knowledge. You should only remove kde-desktop package and install a DE of your choice suitable to your ...
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Restore "Unknown" Partition To ntfs

My important files are located in there and I have to change it back to ntfs without losing data. Safer approach is to try recover the data without changing anything on the 'patient'. NTFS (or ...
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Hard drive present, but inaccessible, Read error in testdisk, but does not appear in partimage

"ST_M13FQBL" This suggests a firmware issue. If it's limited to this firmware issue remains to be seen. Is there anything else I could try? (Budget is tight). Better approach is: Ask if ...
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Hard drive present, but inaccessible, Read error in testdisk, but does not appear in partimage

Check, if paltes rotating, when powering HDD. If not - open germetic cover and push plates slightly at center axis, not plates. Heads simply stick to plates. If doing it quickly, all dust trapped ...
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Windows 10 C: drive capacity smaller then C: partition size

That's because you're looking at the wrong drive. Your C: partition is on Disk 3, which has a total of 931GB, and you're looking at Disk 2, which has 111.19GB.
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Windows 10 C: drive capacity smaller then C: partition size

Found a solution in the following thread: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/hard-disk-capacity-shows-wrong-size/31c7229e-aadc-4716-a867-ee5beaf0549e Copy and pasted solution: ...
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