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Does Partition Wizard Home support USB flash drives?

Q: Does Partition Wizard Home support USB flash drives?

I can't figure out how to get it to recognize my flash drive if it should...

Preferred Solution: Does Partition Wizard Home support USB flash drives?

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A: Does Partition Wizard Home support USB flash drives?

I don't believe so, I've never seen my flash based devices on Partition Wizard. You're better off using the standard Disk Management program or formatting through context menus.

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Of late a lot of interest has been generated in using the Partition Recovey Wizard of MiniTools Partition Wizard (PW).

Venerable gregrocker brought out a new feature – extending a partition with even non-adjacent space - in the MiniTools Partition Wizard (PW) here: http://www.sevenforums.com/software/265776-amazing-new-partition-wizard-feature.html

On the data recovery front, there is little, if any, documented evidence of the Partition Recovery Wizard in it being deployed to restore a partition that had turned RAW.Traditionally TestDisk (TD), with many advanced features, has been the tool of choice in the freeware category.

So, in a way, this writeup exploring PW for data recovery from a RAW drive, is a first of its kind. Side by side, I have also used TD. Be ready for some surprises.

The MBR partition table and Volumes boot sector are the two places where the partition information is stored. When Windows is unable to read this for any reason, it reports it as RAW (though the data is still there).

I had no drive that had turned RAW and so I had to “manufacture”. This was done by zero filling the first sector.

For this experimental exploration, I used two flash drives 1. a more recent 16GB SanDisk Cruzer Blade and 2. an almost first generation 1GB imation flash drive.

These were first lowlevel formatted with HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool v4.25 followed by a FAT32 Full Format with HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool v2.2.3. A generous amount of file... Read more

A:Recover a flash drive turned RAW Partition Wizard and TestDisk.

Extremely useful write-up!!! We seem to be getting many RAW volumes recently so this will be a good reference...........it would also make a nice tutorial with only little effort.

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Hi Experts,

Could you please clarify whether Minitool partition wizard is ideal tool to partition the C drive which has unmovable files?

Please let me know.

I don't wanna to use minitool bootable cd/flash drive so can i go ahead with tool alone?

Thanks in advance!


A:Is it Minitool partition wizard home edition is useful?

Yes. Lots of folks here use that tool to do just that: shrink the C: drive to make room for another partition.

It is not advised to alter the C: drive while Windows is running, so we use the bootable CD or bootable USB versions to do the job. These are Linux based and can start and run without an operating system running.

How to shrink partition in Windows 7 with the help of MiniTool Partition Wizard.

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Hi, I just used MiniTool Partition Wizard Home edition to Move/Resize my Primary hard drive. The final result is it has removed my "C" drive letter and the status is now "none" and of course I cannot boot up my vista laptop, any help would be gratefully received. I can boot with the minitool cd and can see the hard drive and explore its contents,and it says it is the primary drive but I see no "Drive Letters" and the status is "none"


A:used MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

Boot the partition Wizard cd.

Make sure the Vista partition is marked Active.( If not, mark it active )

Rt click it and assign it a drive letter.

Boot the Vista dvd or Vista install dvd or win7 repair cd or Win7 install dvd and run startup repair 2 or 3 times.

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I have several Kingston flash drives which are older only says it supports
Windows XP and VIsta. Is it possible to make it so can use it on a Windows 7
computer ? At the moment when I try to use it on Windows 7 it doesn't recognize the drive AND doesn't show up on right bottom system tray.
Is there a way to convert the Kingston Flash drive so can be used for
Windows 7 as well ?


A:Support for Older Kingston Flash Drives

Does the drive show up in "Explorer"?

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Hey there 7 forums!

I've just graduated from the Vista Forums (Thank god) with my purchase of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

So far, it's great; there is one little problem though:

Upon installation, i created a 50gb partition on my 500gb drive (Drive C: )

So, when I'm on my computer, it only shows one hard drive, drive C:, and with a maximum capacity of 50gb. However, i also have a 750gb hard drive, and the rest of the space on the 500.

I've looked into it, and its simply the "missing drive letter and paths" issue, and that's easy to fix. However, Diskmgmt.msc doesn't give me the option to do anything to the remaining 450gb from my primary drive.

Any help would be appreciated,
Thank you.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium will not show other hard disk drives &partition

please post a full blown picture of diskmanagement (diskmgmt.msc)

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I'm trying to recover my partition table using MniniTool Partition Wizard. I tried running the Partition Recover Wizard which listed the 2 partitions on my disk i.e. ACER and SYSTEM RESERVED. It also listed the hidden PQSERVICE partition which comes with factory settings. The ACER and PQSERVICE partitions are listed as "Lost/Deleted" and SYSTEM RESERVED is "Existing".

However when I try to select all these partitions so I can recover and keep them all, the status of SYSTEM RESERVED changes from "Existing" to "Overlapped" and I can't select it anymore. When I move to the next step it tells me that it'll have to delete the SYSTEM RESERVED partition.

I don't know if i should go ahead and do so. or if it will just make things worse. What should I do?

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re: 1 TB disc for internal backup (disc 1)

Want to created (1) primary partition and (3) extended/logical partitions but XP
only gives the option to create 1 single extended/logical partitions on the disc after making the first primary partition. After this is made, it want to force primary's.

With still much space left, I want to create the remainder in logical partitions - do I
need a third party solution to do this? Should I have created a single extended partition that includes all space outside of the Primary partition and they divided up the extended partition into logical drives?

A:XPpro partition wizard disallowing logical partition

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I am trying to reduce the partition of D drive on a laptop in order to increase the size of the C drive. In Win 7 Computer Management the D Drive is shown as 98% empty.
I booted from the Partition Wizard CD I made and found that in PW06 the drive was shown as 100% full and was unable to reduce the size. I then made a new PW07 CD and tried again with the same result .

I can load a large file to the D drive without any problems so there is still lots of room to enable the size adjustment.

The laptop manufacturer, Fujitsu, says the HD is not protected in any way and do not know why it should show as full.

Can anyone shed any light on what the cause and remedy might be?

Many thanks


A:Partition Wizard shows 98% Empty partition as 100% Full

Post a shot of disk management from windows, please.

What is PW06 and 07 ? The latest version is 7.6 and never fails. Are you sure you`re using it properly, have you watched the video on how to use it ?



You are getting your terms confused, You only have 1 DRIVE with 2 PARTITIONS. C and D correct ?

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When I restore from an image there's only 31% free on the System Reserved Partition.
I have to wait about 30 minutes or longer and then there is 63% free, then I can create an image.

I want to continue to use the Win 7 backup utility because it's very reliable on my computer.

You must have a Windows 7 Installation or Repair disc to do this.
System Reserved Partition - Delete - Windows 7 Forums

I've got a systen repair disc and the Partition Wizard Bootable CD.

I want to make sure I get this right before I do anything.

What do I do first, second, third & etc.?

There is an easier-to-use graphical interface to do all of this using free Partition Wizard bootable CD. BareFootKid just wrote up a tutorial about using it to remove the 100mb Sys Reserved partition:
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Using it might be easier for you to delete 100mb and also resize Windows 7 into the deleted 100mb HD space at the same time.
Windows 7 Forums - View Single Post - Backup Error code: 0x81000019

I found the information above from this older post> Backup Error code: 0x81000019 - Windows 7 Forums

The Disk 1 labled ExHD (D) below is an internal hard drive for my back ups.

The main question is how do I make the System Reserved Partition bigger? Delete & recreate, if so what steps do I take first, second & so on?
I don't want to mess up!

A:Remove System Reserved Partition+Partition Wizard

Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X

System reserve is the wrong place to make your Backup for starters.
Damaging the Sys Reserve can cause problems.

Try putting Back ups on the external hard drive.

I don't think the OP is trying to put backups on the system reserved, the thread he

linked to is in regards to the error code which was originally failing backups because

of not enough free space in the system reserved partition, the solutions offered are

to make the system reserved larger or delete it and make the C partition active,

which would then require Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Greg's post here Backup Error code: 0x81000019

explains the delete method.

Greg can expand on this, or the other method.

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Suddenly, the Acronis program I used to always use for partition copy, won't detect my USB mouse and KB. So, I'm having to do it with Partition Wizard 7. I've never used that to move a system partition, are there any issues doing it that way? The only other program I used to use for this kind of Op is paragon partition manager, which the version I have is not compatible with 8.

I don't like doing it this way, it's very slow compared to using the Acronis program, which seems to fly fast. Anyone have problems doing it like this?

A:Moving my Media PC partition using Partition Wizard 7

I had a few problems with this - First off, as well as taking almost 4 hours to copy 500 GB, I could not BOOT to 8! I went in to my Windows 7 and tried to use the Boot manager in Yamicsoft to set my Windows 8 drive as the default boot - But It kept telling me it could not find my system files.

I put my install disk in, and tried an automatic repair, and THAT did not find anything. So I went into Command Prompt from the Install Disk, and ran BootRec, which found my Windows 8 installation, and added it back in.

But it STILL would not start the boot sequence, it would stay on the flashing cursor. But I was able to boot to Windows 8 using Hiren's Boot CD version 13, which has the Windows XP/Vista/7 Bootloader. THAT got me into Windows 8. All versions of Hiren's after 13 have that removed for some reason, which is why I keep that older disk around.

From there, I used the Yamicsoft Windows 8 Manager Boot Manager, and I was able to choose Windows 8 as the default boot drive and OS, set the 750 GB Drive as the default drive and while I was there I switched it to Legacy Mode.

My default Font had changed to Tahoma or something, so that was easy to switch back, I restored the default font settings via control panel.

When I booted to the hard drive, it booted to the legacy Boot Choice Menu, and I got right in.

So: I have a 320 GB Drive with Windows 7 on an IDE bus, and a 1 TB storage drive and my new seagate 750 GB Hybrid drive both on the Sata bus - Because of that IDE drive, the ... Read more

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Hello gentlemen. I'm trying to figure out what a couple of small partitions are on my secondary HD.I want to reclaim them I guess, but I'm not sure how to do so.I wrote the questions right on the screenshot. Here it is Thank you

A:MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro, Partition questions

Did the secondary drive have a OS on it before? You have a 101MB unallocated partition at the beginning. EXT4 is a linux file system. If this is a basic data disk and nothing else like a NAS box  I would do the following steps. Remember, any partition manipulation can go wrong so you should back up any important data that you cannot afford to lose.
Because the drive has roughly 300GB of data, the operation will take awhile. All steps are done virtually. When all steps are done click apply and partition wizard will do each step.
Click the D: partition and select Move/Resize. Drag the partition to the far left. This will place the 101MB ahead of D:
Click on the EXT4 partition and select delete. Only delete if you know you will not need it. From your image, there is data on the EXT4 partition. This can only be read using a live linux CD. You should boot a linux distro and see what data in on the EXT4 partition before you delete it. If you decide to keep it, move it to the far right (end of drive) by clicking it and selecting Move/Resize. Click on the partition bar and left click drag the partition to the far right. This will give you 101MB + 16GB of unallocatted space after D; which you have moved to the far left (beginning of drive) and before the EXT4 partition
After EXT4 is deleted you will now have 101MB+31.8GB+16GB of total unallocated space showing after D: 101MB + 16GB total if you decided not to delete EXT4.
Click D: and select Mov... Read more

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I just got my first 3TB (> 2TB) HD.
I initialized it as a GPT Disk in Windows Disk Management (DM).
I created the partition in MiniTool Partition Wizard (PW).
Seeing a difference in DM and PW,
I cleaned the disk and then re-initialized and created the partition in DM.

If the partition is created in DM or PW, I get the same results.
See screen prints below.

PW it shows a 128 MB "GPT (Reserved Partition)".
DM does not show this partition.
Is that normal/expected ?
Why does PW show a partition that DM doesn't see ?
I'm wondering if this is a potential issue and I should re-initialize this HD as MBR ???

I'd like to have 1 partition if it's reliable, but 2 smaller partitions is not a problem for me.
I don't want to run into some "Gotcha" years later where I lose everything ...
There is no data on this HD that matters, I can recover anything on every device ...
This HD will be used for "Offline Backup", and not normally "Online/Connected".

Disk Management screen print:
Partition Wizard screen print:
tyia, David

A:Why does Partition Wizard show a GPT (Reserved Partition) ?

Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE

........PW it shows a 128 MB "GPT (Reserved Partition)".
DM does not show this partition.
Is that normal/expected ?
Why does PW show a partition that DM doesn't see ?
I'm wondering if this is a potential issue and I should re-initialize this HD as MBR ???........

That is normal and expected .

Microsoft Reserved Partition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

partitioning - Are GPT reserved and EFI system partitions important? - Super User

Windows and GPT FAQ (Windows Drivers)

If you initialise a >2TB disk as an MBR disk, you can only access the first 2TB of that drive. You can as well by a 2TB drive.

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As Adobe will end support for flash at the end of 2020. Which is  last version of  Internet Explorer will be able to support adobe flash and from which version flash is not supported at all.

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I have aa mSATA SSD which supports hardware 256 Bit AES FDE (Built in Hardware Encryption). I wanted to know if the W520 BIOS or UEFI permits the use if it's hardware encryption. And if so, how to enable it.  

ThinkPad X220 ? i7-2640M ? 16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance RAM ? 80GB Intel X25-M G2 MSATA SSD ? 2TB Samsung Sinpoint HDD ? Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 WiFi ? LG IPS LCD

A:Does the W520 mSATA slot Support Hardware Encrypted Drives (FDE Drives)?

If it is hardware encryption in the drive, there is nothing special for the laptop to do. You need to set an ATA password or someone could simply move the SSD to another computer

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Yesterday I discovered my computer will no longer read my flash drives, external hard drives or SD cards.  If I plug in any of them, they don’t even show up in Disk Management.  In Device Manager they will show up, but will have a yellow flag and under Properties it says the driver for this device is not installed even though they’ve been used before on the computer.  Clicking “Update Driver” doesn’t help because it searches and says there are no drivers for this device.  If I go to the “Events” tab, it gives the  date and “Device configured (null)”.
I restarted my computer today, hoping it might correct this problem, but when restarting I ended up with a message about an inaccessible boot drive.  After going into a loop several times where it told me about the inaccessible boot drive and then restarted again, I finally ended up with a screen that gave me more options for troubleshooting such as doing a system restore point.  I had the computer perform a system restore and finally it took me to the welcome screen and then desktop.  Anyway, rebooting did not correct the problem about my computer not reading my flash drives, external hard drives or SD card.  Any ideas?  Maybe the problems I’m having are related to a recent Windows update (computer seemed to be working fine before the update), but don’t know for sure. 
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A:Computer no longer reads flash drives, external hard drives.

What you want to do is to go to the HP wesite's support page, find your computer and you should be able to download the current drivers. Here is a link to the page. https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers

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I am running Windows XP SP3 right now on a Lenovo 7650-ELU and experiencing some odd problems. For some reason, the laptop I have will not recognize USB Flash Drives that I put into it or External Hard Drives. I know that the USB ports work correctly, because I have plugged in optical mouses and keyboards that work. I searched the forums and didn't see anything like this.

It's odd how when I first insert them, it makes the sound and shows the icon in the taskbar that would allow me to safely remove the device, but nothing else. So far, I have gone into the device manager and uninstalled all the USB ports and restarted hoping this would solve my problem, but it continues to do the same thing.

If anyone has some helpful advise, please post. I appreciate all the help.


A:USB Ports Don't Recognize Flash Drives or External Hard Drives

Has it ever worked before?

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BSOD whenever a usb device gets plugged -flash drives, external drives

- Thanks for having this forum

A:BSOD whenever a usb device gets plugged -flash drives, external drives

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8000348bda9, fffff880039bcd58, fffff880039bc5b0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for snapman.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for snapman.sys
Probably caused by : disk.sys ( disk! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+70f )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> lmvm snapman
start end module name
fffff880`01e00000 fffff880`01e46000 snapman T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: snapman.sys
Image path: snapman.sys
Image name: snapman.sys
Timestamp: Wed Mar 09 23:52:38 2011 (4D777F1E)
CheckSum: 0004F614
ImageSize: 00046000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Ensure Windows is updated, then reboot and update your Acronis installation:
Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis

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Just for your safety - be aware you may get an incorrect reading from PW.

Have sent fdisk logs to developer.

A:Partition Wizard Bug

I always use the boot CD which has never given a bad reading that I've seen, doesn't fail and will often settle discrepancies in Disk Mgmt.

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I'm trying to use partition wizard to shrink some unallocated space that is unreachable by windows disk manager. My problem is I can't figure out how to get PW to make my pendrive bootable like it says it can on the website using the minitool partition wizard home edition. Can someone walk me through it or point me to a program thats quick and easy to make the usb bootable plz.

A:Help with Partition Wizard

What are you trying to boot, using the pendrive?

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It was recommended to use the free Partition Wizard to Move/Resize a partition for Win7.

This is what I have now:
C drive = 200 gb
D drive = 50 gb
E drive = 50 gb

What I want to do is take 150 gb from drive C and add it to drive E. I realize it is going to take two operations to do this. First C drive must be resize to 50 gb which creates unallocate to 150 gb. Then I have to resize E drive to 200 gb by using the 150 gb of the unallocated space.

I followed the tutorial for PW by opening PW and selecting C drive, this activated the Menues so I could select Move/Resize Partion from a couple of places. This opened the following window:

That shows that I am using Enhanced Data Protecting Mode.

All I should have to do is change the "Unallocate Space After", which shows as active, however it will not allow me to go from 0.00 MB to the 150000.00 that I want.

Hope someone can shed some light on this.


A:Partition Wizard

Will it let you change the partition size?

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To make a partition from the unused space you would do the following.1. Right click on the space listed as unallocated.2. At the menu that comes up, click on the New Partition option.3. You will now be presented with a wizard as to how you would like the partition to be created. At the first screen press Next. my difficulty is the menu that comes up does not have the create New Partition to click on so I was wondering how do you add the menu that comes up it doesn't come up no new partition option. thanks

A:Partition Wizard

Are you logged in as Admin?See this article for more info.

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I've been reading most of the threads here regarding Partition Wizard and grabbing applicable data as I go. It is a bit of a guess and go and I decided to risk asking a dumb question.
I've got a new 500 GB dive and Win7 Pro disk on my table, waiting.
I'm currently using XP Pro, 4 partitions and using PW.
I would like to do a dual boot set up but do not know which first, install the drive and partition it (under XP) or do I install the hd and boot with the Win7 install disk and then make the required partitions after Win7 up and running? Should I use Win7 to make the partitions or PW?
If a similar thread covers this situation plse mention and you are rid of me
If not, any tips or suggestions will be most welcome.

A:Partition Wizard and new OS

Hi Lonny,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Really you can do it either way. I usually install the drive and partition in the present OS. Then do the install. I let the install do the formating. But that's just me.


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Partition Wizard ver 5.2:
Is the copy function the same as a disk clone. I want to clone an OS to a new disk.

A:Partition Wizard

It seems to be;

Copy Disks - Partition Wizard Help

They don't mention any other cloning technique in the features list.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I set up a new computer. Windows 7 Pro 64x
Everything was fine but then I connected a flash drive to it and I get:

Location Not Available
H:\ is not accessible. Access is denied

If I go into the properties to the ?security? tab, it says ?you do not have permission to view or edit this object?s permission settings?

If I go into the ?owner? tab of Advanced Security Settings, current owner says ?Unable to display current owner?
This is on every flash drive and portable hard drive on all 4 usb ports.
I am logged in as the administrator and there is not even another user account on the computer
I?ve run sfc /scannow

I?m absolutely stumped. I?ve never had this happen on any computer where I couldn?t use an external device.

This is not my computer so I?ll have to do whatever remotely.

Thank you for the help.

A:All Flash Drives & External Hard Drives NOT ACCESSIBLE?

Sometimes when I plug in a USB Thumb/Flash drive I get a message about "this device can perform faster if plugged into a USB 2 port" so I shut the computer down and pull the power cord and USB devices from the back of it. After waiting a bit I put everything back and all is good.

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Operating on my HP Laptop running Windows 8.1, what can I do about retrieving the data on several drives I've just found in my desk drawer.  Where are the different drives I am used to that would allow me to read these drives?

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I have a new computer plus a couple of other computers and I have some external hard drives and flash drives. what is the best way to check these devices to make sure they are clean, will just connecting them and viewing them or running AV and other security checks propose a risk to the computer that is checking?
Thanks for any advise!

A:External Hard drives and flash drives security


You can consider the use of the Panda Vaccine on your computer and USB Drives:
Download Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - MajorGeeks

This tool provides a two way security by vaccinating both computer and/or USB drives.
It work on NTFS, FAT, FAT32 formatted drives.
However, vaccinating a USB drive cannot be undone without formatting the USB disk, using a hex editor, or a File Manager in a Linux distribution..

Next, make sure that your Antivirus can scan USB drives. Some do not have this option.

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My Windows 10 Home laptop will recognize all of my flash drives but won't recognize any of my external hard drives. They all use to show up but now they aren't. The hard drives show up in disk manager but won't show up in file explorer. I hooked them up to other laptops & they all show up. I've tried uninstalling drivers & reinstalling them but It hasn't worked. Any ideas?

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Does anyone know where one can download the mini tool Partition Wizard without the wretched AVG search bar being a non option please?

I saw the new version and started the download which automatically uninstalls the previous version before I realised that this piece of erm something had to go with it?

A:Partition Wizard download

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

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I've always put my trust in Partition Wizard and I'm aware it's the favourite disk management software here, but I'm not having much joy with it on my new PC (see my system specs). It is failing to boot from CD with a "kernel panic" error message. This gave me a bit of a problem but Easeus Partition Master did boot and got me out of a hole. The installed version seems to work OK.

Is it working OK for others using SSD?

A:Partition Wizard 8.1.1 and SSDs

Sounds like PW linux cd doesn't have exactly the right drivers for your new machine.

You are probably better using Aomei Partition Assistant-standard edition is free. That will make winpe from your HD for you.

Free Partition Manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

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Not sure if this is the right place or if this is a stupid question, but I want to be sure before running anything. First I'll explain what I have been up to. I've been having some trouble shrinking my volume to create a new partition capable of duel booting XP, at first the volume allowed 20gb (but i was greedy, wanted at least 60-80) -note, i have 596gb with 479gb free space, after deleting and uninstalling a few things. So I tried this tool called PerfectDisk 12.5 that said it had features to move files and create more volume shrinkage. After running that my allowance dropped to 5gb... So after that failed I went looking around and found this Partition Wizard (that i've seen mentioned and basically endorsed in some parts of these forums) but in all the download options to that PWBD there is no link for "ultimate", says only home, professional, enterprise. Do any of these versions still work with ultimate? or am I boned and just have to deal with the fact i'll never be able to duel boot.

Also, is it possible that a fresh install of windows 7 will allow more shrinking? i mean 20 gig, and 5 gig seems absurd out of 596.... That's my last idea if I can't use PWBD

Thanks for your time.

A:Partition wizard query

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Partition Wizard will work with all versions of Windows 7, including Ultimate.

Please check this tutorial: Dual Boot : Create Partitions Using PWBD

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I think they fixed the bug I reported.

EDIT - perhaps not Toshiba Laptop will not boot into Win 7
Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

A:New Partition Wizard Free !!!

Thanks SIW

Will be burning a new bootable cd also


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First time poster. Because I found other Partition Wizard postings in this forum, I hope this is an acceptable place for the following question.

Using PW 4.2 on a Windows 64-bit installation. Objective is to resize the C: partition (currently C: is the only partition on the 1TB HDD).

When I complete all the necessary tasks of resizing the partition (I've watched the videos on the software's Website), then click "Apply," an operation begins, but is quickly interrupted asking me whether I want to restart, close open apps, or cancel operations. Choosing to restart seems to go well until the PW system begins, shortly after the "Starting Windows" screen. Twenty seconds or so into the PW process, a message appears on the screen reporting that my "disk configuration has changed," and therefore PW will not continue. When Windows completes its reboot, nothing has changed about the C: drive.

I don't know what to try next. Any suggestions? (I am very new to PW, so go easy, please!)

Bill Coley

A:Partition Wizard issue

Have you tried Windows built in partition manager? It will do what you are trying to do.


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Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

Also Paragon PM11 pers SE on gotd today

Giveaway of the Day - free licensed software daily. Paragon Partition Manager 11 Special Edition (English Version) - Paragon Software's advanced partitioning tools help you completely control and manage your hard disks.

A:Partition Wizard New v7.0 free out now

They recently release V6 of PW
Maybe it's a new trend like Firefox.

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I just bought a Samsung 1T HD502HJ. Should be receiving a Dell 8100 with a 250gb drive (W7) any day now. I would like to move my system to the Samsung, with a "C" partition of 100gb, and 2 data partitions "D" and "E", 400gb each.

Would it be better to partiton the 1T first, then move (clone) the C drive into the 100gb partition; or just copy the existing "C" to the 1T, then start making/resizing partitions after I get that one to boot?

Or should I just leave the 250gb as is, and use the 1T as back-up? The Samsung should be much faster than whatever comes in the Dell. The Samsung is rated up there close to SSD drives.

A:Partition Wizard Question

True, the Samsung is about twice as fast as an average HDD but still about 50 times slower in access time than a good SSD (5.3ms versus 0.1ms). You should expect a slight performance improvement if you move the system on this drive. Before cloning the system, you have to create the partitions. But make sure you make a clone and not an image if you move your OS to a smaller partition (which must be active - unless you have a seperate small partition for the MBR)

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New version from today.



It looks prettier.

Sadly, Convert Dynamic to Basic no longer available in Free Home Edition.

Free Business Edition - Discontinued.

If you have the previous version 4.2.2 - Copy the Partition Wizard 4.2.2 folder from Program Files x86 somewhere safe - before installing v5 or it will be overwritten.

A:Partition Wizard - New FREE V 5

I'll stick w/ 4.2.2 unless it breaks. Thanks though.

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PW52 disagrees with all the other apps. about the status of this drive.

It shows a large part of the drive as unallocated:

Windows Disk Management :

Even PW42 shows the volumes correctly:

A:Partition Wizard Anomaly

Concerning. Is this the boot CD or home version?

The only change I've noticed is the new version will allow Resizing without regard to whether it is into Logical Free Space or Primary Unallocated Space, whereas you had to force convert it before if it was not the same format as resized partition.

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Hi there
I'm trying to make a BOOTABLE USB with Minitool's Partition wizard 8.1 -- it refers to the CREATE BOOTABLE MEDIA option on the menu (PRO edition 8,1) but I can't see this anywhere --all I have is an icon to the BOOTABLE CD and then if you click that it just points to the web site where you have to download an ISO - absolutely NOTHING about Creating bootable media.

If anybody has found the create bootable media option please post where you started it from !!!!.

Otherwise I'd recommend people NOT to get the PRO version -- you might just as well stick with the freebie.

Anyway enc screenshot from their website and from my 8.1 version.


A:Help please - or have I been Swindled - Partition Wizard 8

I'm not a PW expert. But it sounds like the function could be on the bootable version. If that's true, unless there are other reasons to have the paid version, you may want to ask for a refund. The iso version is free.

I don't think it's a swindle. Probably just lousy UI design.

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I am trying to load a linksys wireless network pc card driver and a popup error regarding an installation support file shows up and will not install the driver. The error specifically states as follows. "COCUME~1\LARRYR~1.RA\LOCALs~1\Temp\{6ff988d-3121-470f-a1b3-3075f1e4971b}_IsUser.dll could not be installed"

I am using xppro on a dell laptop. Any ideas on how to fix this issue?

Any help would be greatfully apprieciated.

A:Solved: Installation wizard support file error

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a puzzler for me, I have 3 hard drives all ide and suddenly on each boot the hardware wizard keeps asking me for a driver for each of them, this is XPPro sp2. The drives are working fine and show as working properly, this just started out of the blue & I canot think of anything I might of changed.
appreciate any suggestions
thank you

A:Hardware wizard keeps asking to install Hard Drives

Welcome to TSG....

Try downloading the hard drive diagnostics from the manufacturers web sites for the hard drives. Run each one you might have one or more weak or ready to go south hard drive(s).

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hey guys does anyone know how it does this? i am running partition wizard home edition and it has hidden an external drive. i have accessed the drive 2 different PC's with different OS' and neither can see it. this isn't a problem, i'm just interested in how it works. obviously it's doing something to the external drive, otherwise it wouldn't be hidden on separate machines.


A:How does Partition Wizard 'hide partitions'?

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Having trouble with this seemingly simple operation

I have downloaded the pwhe.iso file as suggested in one the tutorials, I have used Nero 6 to burn an ISO CD, added the downloaded file pwhe.iso then selected a boot menu from a newly formatted floppy in my A: drive.
I changed the boot in the BIOS to my CD drive and when it booted it ended in a dos screen with A:\ and a flashing cursor. I entered pwhe.iso but that did not work.

I then repeated the burning with the boot menu selected as UK 'Locale' this time on booting the message appeared:

1 FD 1.44mb System Type-(06)
starting Caldera DR-DOS
EMM386 3.27 Copyright (c) 1992, 1998 Caldera, Inc. All rights reserved

Still no boot up. I now have a few new 'Coasters' for my mugs.

I have as I see it done everything right but got it wrong somewhere, any clues as to what to do would be very helpful

I burned at 52 and at 32 speeds to see if this made a difference, it didn't. All disks were verified after burning.

A:Partition Wizard, making a bootable CD

Try using ImgBurn The Official ImgBurn Website and burn at x4 speed see if that helps.Make sure you use a cd not a dvd as it works best that way.
Make sure bios priority is set to boot from the cd first.The cd should just boot to the PW splash screen, just follow the on screen prompts.


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Long story short: I was messing with my partitions and now my main OS partition is dynamic. I need to boot the bootable partition wizard.iso file from my usb to fix this problem. How do I go upon doing that? I could always burn it but I don't have any DVDs/CDs on me.

A:How do I boot Partition Wizard bootable cd from my USB?

Download Universal USB Installer Universal USB Installer ? Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux and use it to create the bootable pendrive with Partition Wizard Boot CD ISO.


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Hi all,

I restored a full disk backup of my system (drive C, D, X) using Paragon. Everything is working fine, but Partition Wizard seems to fail at recognizing my extended logical partition.

I deleted the 2 partitions, recreated them in Partition Wizard and then restored the data to those partitions. Everything was fine again, but after one reboot, I'm back stuck at the same problem.

As you can see, Windows does recognize those partitions, as I can access them freely..

Anyone knows what's causing this?


A:Partition Wizard doesn't recognize

Always use the PW boot CD.

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I am using the program Partition Wizard Bootable CD to run diagnostic tests. I want to run File System check but I cannot click on it in the menu - blanked out.
does anyone know why please

A:Help needed with Partition Wizard Bootable CD

Would you happen to have a Windows XP or Windows 7 Disc lying around someplace?
Windows XP SetupUseful for Managing & Creating new Partitions with ease.

Windows 7 SetupUseful for almost EVERYTHING pertaining to a Drive before OS Boot.

If you have a Windows 7 Disc, pop it in, restart your PC. Boot from the Disc, choose "Repair my Computer" and select one of the options available. The most useful tool, in my opinion, would be the access to the Command Prompt.

The Default Start-Up Drive in "PriorBoot Prompt" is X:\Simply type in C:\ {Hit Enter} to "Hook" to the C Drive.Now, feel free to run the /sfc scannow, or chkdsk /f to check for System File issues.
Hope all is well.

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I'm trying to install a new SSD for my husband which will contain two copies of Windows 7. This is so I can make it dual boot and overwrite the second copy of Windows 7 by upgrading it to Windows 10. However, Partition Wizard is causing me a few problems and will not allow me to do this.

The current SSD (Drive C is 126GB of which approx 78GB is currently in use leaving approx 46GB unused; the new drive is 240GB and will be divided into two equal partitions of approx 120GB when I've finished. Therefore I'm trying to copy 126GB to 120GB of unallocated space; Partition Wizard is supposed to allow this by copying with resize. To ensure an unallocated space of 120GB for the first copy, I've created one partition of 120GB and tried copying Drive C: to the unallocated space of 120GB. However, Partition Wizard will not allow me to do this as it detects a disk config change and will not continue. I've been on the Partition Wizard site and looked at the FAQs and done what it said to do but still I get the same message and it cannot continue.

Incidentally, I'm trying to do this by connecting the new SSD to a desktop hard disk setup connected to a USB port.

I know there are people on this forum who are much more familiar with Partition Wizard than I am and I'm hoping that someone can tell me how to solve this particular problem. I'm also hoping that I have explained what I am trying to do in a way that people can understand. However, if more info is required then please ask and I'... Read more

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