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My local disk D (SSD) vanish

Q: My local disk D (SSD) vanish

hello I NEED HELP I WAS following this video
doing everything up to the letter and like at minute 6:11 I realized that my local disk D (SSD) had disappeared what I do ??




what i need is to recover a whole disk not a portion so no recovery wizard helped

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Hello All,

I just installed Windows 7 Home Pre x64 on my computer. When i was installing i mistakenly didnt format the hard drive befor reinstalling, neither did i parition the drive. Now in my Local Disk Drive (C there is a folder in it called "Local Disk". This folder contains all the computer files, user files, and program files. In the root directory of the Main C Drive, the tw program files folders appear, with the Windows folder also. There is also a folder that says Windows.old, Windows.old.ooo. What do i do?

A:Local Disk folder in Local Disk C

I would reinstall delete the old partition and create a new 1 unless you are wanting to save any of your old files. The windows.old are your old files. You have two operating systems on the same partition, I believe.

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im running on winxp

so what i did was scan for and attempt of bad sectors, when it was done i restarted the computer, then a blue screen pop up reading and checking for errors the last time i check it was on 33%

so i was just sitting watching tv and all of the sudden my power for the whole house went out for about couple of min then when i turn on the computer, i tells me if i want to reboot in safe mode or normal, so i pick normal(tried safe mode also same thing happened) when it start loading a blue screen pop up saying

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

if this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen apperas again follow these steps

Disable or uninstall ant anti-virus, disck defragmentation or back up utilities. Check your hard drive fongiuration, and check for any updated drives. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer

Technical information
*** stop: 0x00000024, 0x00190203, 0x8676D250, 0xc0000102, 0x00000000

i have no restore disk nor a winxp is there anyway to fix this, am i screwed

A:check disk local disk problem +more

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I'm puzzled now , my HP has 1 Hard Disk with 2 Local Disk inside... I'm currently using Local Disk C:/ , but when I clicked on Local Disk D:/ , It says " Local disk D:/ is not formatted, Do you want to format it? " , Many peoples says that format it will lose all the recovery files, but when I go to "Disk Management" , Local Disk C:/ has 80 Gb while Local Disk D:/ has 60 Gb left...and not in use...should I format or buy a new one?

A:2 Local Disk in 1 Hard Disk quiz

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Before you do anything that may render your computer inoperable, please upload a screen shot of your expanded disk management layout to enable us to give you the correct steps to follow.

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Hi Folks,

I have created an encrypted drive (X) on my system (Windows 7 - 64 bit) and wish to store my emails there. I did this successfully in Vista.

To do this I need to change X:/ from a Removable Disk to a Local Disk, please can somebody explain to me how and wehre to do this?
OS Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 build 7601
System Type: x64-based PC

A:Changing a Removable Disk to Local Disk?

All of my drives, internal\external\flash all show as local in the drives property page, what does the drive property of X say ?

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My computer does not allow me to System Restore on earler date and gives me this error:The Disk Local disk (c:) has errors... i trye to clean up local disk C, but nothing...please help!!!!!

A:The Disk Local disk (c:) has errors

This is what it seys:
The disk local disk (C:) has errors
Windows has detected file system corruption on Local dusk (C:). you must check the disk for errors before it can be restored,
When i check disk for errors it says:
Windows cant check the disk while its in use...when i restart my comp it says that i have disk error but i dony know what

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When I go to do a disk check it says that local disk is still in use! PLZ HELP!!!

A:When I go to do a disk check it says that local disk is still in use!

Quote: Originally Posted by Jaffle

When I go to do a disk check it says that local disk is still in use! PLZ HELP!!!

I'm guessing your trying to complete a chkdsk ?.

If so, You can not do it whilst windows is booted. Unless it's not the primary OS drive.

Have you tried doing it from command prompt? And it should say " Windows will complete the chkdsk upon restart " ?

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Local disk Z has been created when i loged in to my laptop. I tried resetting the pc but after 2 days the same thing appeared again. After the creation of local disk Z my laptop has become slow. Please help to get rid of this permanently.

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i need a bit of help,

i've tried to install drivers for the computer and noticed an error "could not access C:\Windows" so i checked and the local disc is actually labeled H!

I've changed C (which is a removeable drive) to X so C is avaliable, but i am unable to rename the Local Disc to C, i think because it's in use, how can i get round this?

I cannot install a driver as it by default goes to C:\.
Any ideas?

A:Local disk is not C!

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When I started my computer I received a message from Pinnacle program that my drives had problems.  Now when I open My Computer files, it is showing Local Disk (G).  I only have one hard drive.  Under it's properties it's file system is FAT and is 30mb and 99% free.  Did something partition my hard drive?  I have a 8200 with XP.  I tried system restore and scan for any spyware and viruses.  I appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance.

A:Local Disk (G)?

My friend, it seems that you have an extra Partition created for your HDD.When you open My Computer, do you see a Local Disk (C:) and the Local Disk (G:)? And does it seem that the C Drive is ok when the G Drive is like a Tumor that won't go away taking a precious chunk of space? If that's so, then you definitely have an unneeded partition.To remedy the problem, you have to use the WinXP Cd, go into the Recovery Console, and type in "Partition", then it should give you a list of the available partitions on your HDD and some choices to delete or copy some. I think you know what to do then. But in order to access the Recovery Console, you have to choose to boot from the WinXP CD when you boot up your PC and not your OS.P.S. - THe recovery console commands are alittle hazy to me, so check the commands for yourself, but I'm relatively right. Just type in "Help" and you'll get options. That I'm sure of!

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to keep it short i do have an ssd and hdd i'm using the ssd for os only and the hdd for programs storage and documents (two partitions) one of them keep disapearing for some reason the one i use for programs storage
i'm using w7 64
any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Local disk

Try first downloading the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic program to test the hard drive. You first want to be sure the drive s not the problem.

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When i open my computer and double-click on Local Disk(C) drive, it doesn't open up, it brings up the Open With: box and tells me to choose which program to open Local Disk with..
Under tools in my computer, there is no folder option too...
But if I click on Folders option in the standard bar, I can access it in the classic view option but not in category option..
Any help would be appreciated...
Am using windows xp pro (sp2) on pentium4 computer...

A:Local Disk

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When my daughter logs on as a user on our computer, she cannot access the local E disk drive. It works fine under my logon, but not hers. I recently had to use your instructions for removing Windows XP Recovery (which hid my files/folders, etc.) and now my daughter cannot access anything on the local E disk drive. Any assistance ("free") will be greatly appreciated.

A:Local Disk E

Any error messages?

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Hi, I have a problem in my computer my games is not working because of Local Disk lost

I have Local Disk C,D and E where Local Disk E i save my games now i cant play when i open a program it says this below, but i didnt inserted a disk.

Pls help me
btw,thanks in advance

Problem With Shortcut

The Drive or network connection that the shorcut "BigCityAdventure.Ink" refers to is unavailable.Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available,and then try again.

A:My Local Disk E: is gone

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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Hi, when I open My Computer, it has a list a couple things:
Hard Disk Drives
Drive C: (with a hard drive icon)
Devices with Removable Storage
DVD/CD+RW Drive D: (with a CD player icon)
Local Disk L: (icon with a drive that has a red circle over it with a white question mark in the red circle)

I attached an image of My Computer window. I can format it but it is pointless because it has 0 free used space. I thought if I did that maybe I would be able to erase it, but that didn't work either. It doesn't show up in Disk Manager either. I have tried using Partition Magic to delete it, but on reboot it gives me an error 626. I am using Windows XP Home Edition.
Please help, it is driving me crazy!
Thank you

A:Can't get rid of Local Disk

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Hi, I made this account to ask about my Local Disk. It is nearly full, and I don't really mind. But I keep getting a notification on my computer making a loud noise, it disturbs me when listening to music, focusing on a game, or basically doing anything. It happens like every 10 minutes, and is getting on my nerves more and more. Any help disabling the notification, or cleaning my Disk Drive would be appreciated.

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I would like to know how to reduce data from local disk E.
My local disk E is full. I have Dell computer running on Windows 10.
Thank you~~

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I have this big red X as an icon on my Local Disk and I had these pos***.tmp files but I managed to get rid of them with ComboFix. My internet is still slow and the red X remains.
Please all sorts of help is appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:46:50 PM, on 5/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragT... Read more

A:Red X on Local Disk - Help please

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix and remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re-enable the protection again afterwards before connecting to the Internet.

Double click SDFix.exe and choose Install to extract it to its own folder on the Desktop. Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

Open the c:\SDFix folder and double click RunThis.cmd to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.
It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
When the desktop loads the Fixtool ... Read more

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hi again-i have currently split my harddrive into 2 partions-c and d.however for some reason another partion has suddenly appeared-local disk f.how can i remove or even better merge this into another partion.i also have an external hard drive-g.

A:new local disk

Open up Disk Management, and check what devices and partitions are listed on the top and the bottom pane. Chances are the extra drive letters are the result of an optical drive, a USB device, a card reader, or a virtual device like a virtual optical drive.

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I logged on to my computer this morning and found some thing weird. I have owned my computer for at least 5 years now. and have never seen such a thing. I'm also running returnil which works by restarting if anything gets in my computer it is supposed to be gone as soon as I restart it. local disk with a red question mark on it . what is this thing ?? why is it on my computer ?? really what the hec is this thing first picture is of it . I circled it with a green circle..........second is a picture when i clicked on it a message popped up.......

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I have a Computer which operates on XP Service Pack 2 and has a Maxtor 1TB external Hard Drive hooked up. We do a lot of Video Editing (programs such as DV Storm, Vegas etc.) and up until yesterday the external came up as Local Disk E, but it became unplugged whilst the Editing programs were running.

It now it comes up as Local Disk (I) but the problem is the Edit programs doesn't recognise any of the files (avi., mpg etc.) that are on the drive (comes up as 'invalid path'), and nor does it show them in their previous format.

Could someone please help and explain how I could restore it to Local Disk E so I can access the files again?

Many thanks

A:Local Disk E

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I am using Windows 7 on my Laptop and have been getting something called a Local Disk Y in My Computer. It has a blue question mark ? icon on it. Its been there for a few months. It appears or disappears at its own choosing at startup. I havent been able to find any pattern as to why and when it appears.

I have seen in the forums that others have faced a similar problem but havent found a solution at. Could anyone please guide me how to deal with this thing.

Thank You.

A:What is Local Disk Y and How to Fix It

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Butt... Read more

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I just clicked My Computer and noticed my Local Disk (C:) bar was all red. It should not be because i am only using 25% of the space, when i clicked properties the circle was 75% pink.

And now as iam typing this i checked again and it switched back to normal...... it is not red anymore and says "342GB free of 456GB"...strange.

could this be a virus?
i already did a norton scan and everything fine.

Hope someone can help:)


A:My Local Disk(C:) bar was all red but.......

If you want the staff here to help insure your system is not infected you can post in the Am I Infected forum.

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 Local Disk (Z: ) showed up out of no where.  When I try to open the drive I get the following:  I close the window in fear of Malware.When I scan the drive with my Anti-Malware software,what I find is Z:\EFI\Microsoft\ and Z:\EFI\HP\ folders, which I think are boot\system files. One of the file I was able to catch was: Z:\EFI\HP\SystemDiags\SystemDiags.s12. I notice that drive Z:  showed up around the time I was trying to install a new HP Envy 5540 printer.  With this more information can you tell me  what this is? I do not what to hit Continue until I know what it is!!It not a very big Disk either  Could it be deleted?

A:Local Disk Z

Shempstir Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about your drive questions and wanted to help. MS makes this all confusing with their misuse of terminology.  When you or I say "drive", we think of a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or a Solid State Drive (SSD).  This is a physical piece of hardware. But when MS says "drive", what they actually mean is a partition -- a formatted block of space on an existing physical drive. In your case, the "Z" partition is most likely the EFI System Partition (ESP) which holds the boot information for the OS. Don't worry about this, and don't mess with this -- this partition is vital to your PC booting and should be left alone.Good LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information.

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Out of the blue I have a Local Disk Z: on my PC that wasn't there before.  When I click on it it says you don't have authorization to access drive? Can someone explain?

A:What the Local Disk Z:

Taz1 wrote:Out of the blue I have a Local Disk Z: on my PC that wasn't there before.  When I click on it it says you don't have authorization to access drive? Can someone explain?What other computer are on your  workgroup or network? Do you have something plugged into the USB?

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Out of the blue I have a Local Disk Z: on my PC that wasn't there before.  When I click on it it says you don't have authorization to access drive? Can someone explain? when responding through hp support assistant and disable guest account ,since then I am seeing this local drive Z , there is some problem in new version of  hp support assistant 8.xx    They should fix it ASAP !!!

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I happen to safely unplug my imation swivel thumbdrive & i get this in my computer right after.

How do i get rid of this unknown Local Disk?
Is something wrong with my thumbdrive?

A:Local Disk (E:)

worme said:

I happen to safely unplug my imation swivel thumbdrive & i get this in my computer right after.

How do i get rid of this unknown Local Disk?
Is something wrong with my thumbdrive?Click to expand...

Look here in the pic:

start/control panel/system/hardware tab

to see if there is anything that you can find out.


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Why do I have a drive called local disk Q:? It says access is denied when I try to open it. Attached are screenshots of drive Q properties and My Computer.

A:Local Disk Q: ?

Hi -

Drive Q: is created by Office 2010 Beta.

Regards. . .



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Hi everyone

This has just appeared on my computer, and I cannot delete, can anyone please tell me how to get rid of this.

Regards Calmat

A:local disk f

Do you have a USB drive, network drive or SD card inserted?

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Hi everyone

This has just appeared on my computer, and I cannot delete, can anyone please tell me how to get rid of this.

Regards Calmat

A:local disk f

Do you have a USB drive, network drive or SD card inserted?

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Good day everyoneMay I know what is " Local Disk Y" as show in the image is about. Is this a virus or malware problem or some Virtual disk?Is there anyway to resolve this problem.Would appreciate if you could help me outThank YouNOTE : I restart my PC and the Local Disk Y just disappear.Not sure what is the actual problem. Hopefully someone with the similar problem would care to advise me.

A:Local Disk Y

I will try to help. Did you have anything plugged into your computer that isn't normal or unplug and plug in again anything?
If it was my computer I would update and run my anti virus, Malwarebytes and Super Anti Spyware.
Reason: Any time there is a change on my computer and I didn't do the change I get worried.

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I recently purchased Sony Vaio laptop.. windows 7 was alreay there

but there was only one local disk was "c"

i want to create another like D

plz let me know how to do this?

A:how to make local disk

Click start, type in computer management and when console pops up click on disk management. Go to the c drive and right click. One of your options should be to shrink volume. It usually splits it in two.. in the new one that is unidentified right click and choose new volume, go through the process and you will be done.

hope this helps...

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Alright, so the first problem started when my local disc drive E started giving me notifications that it was getting full and my laptop is getting a lot slower because of it. I googled on how to fix the problem and it led me through a solution through command prompt.

I thought it was leading me to deleting the contents. It was just deleting it in general from my view so that the notifications would stop popping up.
(deleted volume as a command)

How do I get it back into view and also free up space?
(My laptop only wants to free up space in my local drive C. It is ignoring E.)

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Hello All ,

I downloaded a file called reactor ( it make a Local Host webpage ) then i found on my computer ( Win 7 32 bit ) a new Local Disk here is a photo :
and i think it take some space of Local Disk ( C: ) Because they have same size !

so here is a photo of Disk management it says unallocated :
So how can i Delete this Local Disk ?
Thanks for all

A:Delete Local Disk

Ops i restarted my PC and its Deleted but it still in disk manegment how can i delete it from their !? Thanks

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I don't have a question, I found how to repair it and wanted to post in case someone else has this problem. I have a Dell Latitude 6520, Windows 7 64 Bit.

Turn on computer and immediately begin tapping F8 (before logo appears). The screen will appear and "Repair Your Computer" will be highlighted, tap "Enter" key on your keyboard. Windows will load files and then the System Recovery Options screen will appear. On Keyboard Input Method select "US" and click Next. The System Recovery Options screen will appear again, on User Name Box select "User", on Password you will type in the password you use to log onto the computer and then click "OK". System Recovery Options screen will appear again, click on Start Up Repair. It will begin repairing your computer and when it is finished, click on Finish. This should take care of it.

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Its full and considerably low for a computer but none the less need some help please how can i free it up... i tried all the usual stuff such as disk clean up, disk defrag and emptied out recycling bin also uninstalled unwanted software. The first picture showing the issue. The second picture; i think the first two files are the issue, it won't let me delete them as it says requires administrative authority, but the thing is im using my admin account and it still doesn't let me.

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Help! This unknown "Local Disk Q" just showed up this morning, and my regular external drive was gone. I reconnected my external to another port, and that went fine, but this locall disk q remains, and can not be accessed, changed, removed, etc. I scanned for virus's, and all seems ok. How can I remove this, and where did it come from?

A:unknown local disk Q

Does it show up in Disk management?

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Why i cant open my Local Disk (F?
it is external hard disk borrow from my friend,and i can open it with others computer.
but why i cant open wiht my computer?
anyone help~


A:Why i cant open my Local Disk (F:)?

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when i try to restore my pc this message keeps coming up.
Status: ready to restore local disk (c) system
but when i click next it says the: Disk local disk (c) has errors windows has detected file system corruption on local disk (c).
but when i scan it says your divice or disk was successfully scanned no problems were found on the device or disk it is ready to use, And as you know it keeps going around and around it still won't let me restore it keeps saying the same things over and over. HELP PLEASE. YOU CAN READ MY OTHER POST ALL IN THE LAST 2 DAYS TO GET A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT I AM GOING THRU AND IF YOU CAN HELP WITH ANY OR ALL MY PROBLEMS A TOTAL OF 4 PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW

A:local disk (c) has errors

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Okay, so my computer got crashed like 2 weeks ago. Then I downloaded Window 7 on my computer again. and when I checked My gb size, it only had 55gb. What is wrong? How can I fix it? my computer is "inspiration 640m" and its suppose to have like 100gb. Please Please answer this question

A:My Local Disk C has been reduced

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can anyone please tell me do i need to have a check in compress drive to save disk space and have a check in allow indexing service to index this disk for fast file searching to free up some more space on the H/D?

thank you
i have windows xp pro

A:Help with local disk c properties

You need neither...

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i have installed Windows 10 in my hp pavilion 15 notebook laptop pc and my local disk f and g icons are not there all memory is clubed in windows c help me 2 recover my other 2 drives

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Went through almost all the posts about DRIVE Z My queries about the answers already answered by Hp experts Since, everyone says this is due to upgrade of the os. I have not upgraded my PC since may then how come I get this new partition out of nowhere today. Can you help me out. Why we can't open this partition ? While right clicking on that Z drive I get a black screen and I coudnt do anything about it and I am forced to restart the system. After restarting for a moment Z drive doesnt appear and after that it again pops in.What can i do about it. What it is actually ? (need answers in English not in programming language) Why there was no notification about this ? If it is nothing to worry why it is in my laptop anyway ?  Need help !! 

A:Mystery behind "Local disk Z"

>>> I have not upgraded my PC since may then how come I get this new partitionHi, Because of that. Please let it finish its task. Otherwise it keeps haning around. Regards.

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First, I wasn't quite sure where to put this. It's not really a hardware issue, and I don't know if it's a software issue. But I'm using Windows 7, so I guess that works.

A few days ago, I was going to create a partition to store some games in, but I decided against it. I was using the Disk Management tool. Today, I noticed that there's now a mysterious Local Disk (Q), which has no size and cannot be accessed. Furthermore, it doesn't show up in the Disk Management tool. It's not a virtual drive, either.

From what I can tell, it's not causing any problems, but I would really like to get rid of it anyways. Have any clue how it got there and I can remove it?

A:Mysterious Local Disk

hiya got office 2010 by any chance,or daemon tools

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For some reason, I have several HDD or partitions showing up in "This PC", that no longer exist. They were all usb devices of one kind or another, despite the fact that the usb is no longer connected the drive still shows up in This PC. Does anyone know how I might get these drives to "Disconnect"? In W7, seems like I remember being able to right-click and there was an option to disconnect drive, but that does not exist in 8.1 at all. Trying the Safely remove hardware button does nothing either.

A:Disconnect Local Disk

This may be recent places. You can turn it off.

Recent Items and Frequent Places - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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Everytime I try and open my harddrive local disk or my external - I get this error?
"Choose a program you want to use to open this file:"

and it gives me a list of programs, for example - you would normally get this if you were trying to open a Microsoft Excel document and I didn't have excel installed.
Anyone got any ideas?

A:Local Disk Won't Open

Did you try selecting "take no action" and then trying it again?

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