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Expanding C: Drive to Another Drive

Q: Expanding C: Drive to Another Drive

Hello,

I downloaded EaseUS as I wanted to expand my C: drive to another drive because I am running out of space. As shown in the attached files.

However, I do not think it is possible to merge two drives.

Instead, how can I swap the contents of the drives with one another? So that my C: is the bigger hard drive?

Any help on this would be much appreciated.









Thank you

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Preferred Solution: Expanding C: Drive to Another Drive

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A: Expanding C: Drive to Another Drive

Are you using one or two drives? What OS are you running?

Please download the following utility and paste the information to your next reply
https://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

Please post or up.osd the report

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ok, i got my brother a computer and installed his OS for him (XP) I Partitioned the Drive C: at 7.5gb for the OS, and used the rest on a D: Drive for him to save his stuff to. Well, he got stupid, saved all his stuff to the C Drive, and now has ran out of space, He has stuff on both drives and wants to keep it all, but wants it done fast...

Is there a way to merge the 2 back together to make one full drive? And if not, whats a better option?
 

A:Solved: Expanding the C Drive

have a read here
http://www.theeldergeek.com/hard_drives_05.htm
 

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Hello,

I have a Dell Latitude d600 and am running Windows XP Professional service pack 2 and my File System is Fat32. My C drive is 20 GB and is almost full. However my D (Recovery) drive is 8 GB, only 1.5 GB of which is actually being used. Is there any way to recover some of this dead space without having to completely wipe my drive and build partitions from scratch? I tried using DISKPART, but that only works on NTFS systems.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Dragonfall
 

A:Expanding drive without repartitioning?

to be honest 20GB is not a lot of space and having a few gb off the partition is only going to last a little while -
Why not get and external USB harddrive - they are quite cheap now - less that 60 for a 1TB in uk on sale at the moment - I have one of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Exp...ef=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1262299989&sr=8-1-spell
and another two different 1TB drives
and copy the files onto that

also run disk cleanup from
start - programs - accessories - system tools

get rid off all the internet temp files etc
 

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Hello

Wondered if I might get a little help expanding my system drive C: that my windows 7 is installed on. I have an empty partition named Limbo sitting there that I would like to "merge" with my current system drive C: however I cannot expand the C: drive in any traditional method I am familiar with. I have attached a photo for clarity.

I must confess I am no expert and welcome any suggestions to get this done!

TIA

Michael

A:Expanding System Drive

If Limbo were to the right of C, you could likely do it with Windows Disk Management. But Limbo is to the left.

So you would need a third party application such as Acronis Disk Director, Partition Wizard, or others that escape me at the moment. I think Partition Wizard 4.2.2 is a free download.

While you are at it, you may as well put C to the extreme left to make it easier on yourself later on.

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C Drive is Full. Need to add space. See attached photo of Drives.


I have deleted unused programs, files and System Restore. One partition is 20GB WINDOW Recovery SYSTEM.

ADOBE Photoshop Scratch Disk Partition can be Decreased in size or removed.

A:C Drive is FULL: Need Help Expanding

ADOBE Photoshop Scratch Disk Partition can be Decreased in size or removed.



To Remove:
Open disk management (Win+X->Dismanagementright click on the scratch disk->Delete VolumeRight click on C: ->Extend Volume then use default for max size

To decrease in size: (Assuming it is just scratch disk, nothing need to save)

Open disk management (Win+X->Dismanagementright click on the scratch disk->Delete VolumeRight click on C: ->Extend Volume and enter the amount of space you want to extend, Example: 50GB then enter 51200

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I am trying to find out how to make my partition larger for partition C. We have Home Premium Windows Vista on a Gateway computer and the disk space for partition C is 5% away from it's full capacity. We are trying to figure out how to make the capacity larger. How do I go about doing this?
 

A:expanding hard drive partition

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Hi guys,
I need some help. I am trying to load Windows 7 to a brand new HHD, but I am having problems loading Windows 7, as I cannot go beyond the "expanding windows file" step.
I will try to be brief with all I have try based on suggestions from other posts, but first my system:

Dell Vostro V13
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 743 @ 1.30GHz
4GB of Ram (Kingstong I believe)
Hard Drive Hitachi - 320GB
BIOS Version A05
Board Name 0R45H1 Vendor Dell Inc.

a brief background: I was running windows 7 without any problem, but all of the sudden it was taking forever (like 2 hours) to load windows. Since I thought it could be a bad HDD I bought a brand new HDD. Since I didn?t have a copy of Windows 7 I decided to load Ubuntu 11.10 on the brand new HDD. Days later I decided to format the HDD and load windows 7, but I?ve been stucked in the "expanding windows files" problem.

Things I have tried on other Threads:
Switched and reduced (4gb to 2gb) RAM
Enable and Disable all the different options under the Advanced setting on my Bios
Flash my bios with the latest able option from Dell
Burned different copies of Windows 7 DVD and created a bootable usb
Format my HDD using some "low format" program

The funny thing, is that if I take my HDD and I put it on another laptop, I am able to install windows flawlessly...however, once I put it back into my laptop, I start getting memory problems (blue screens), specially if I am trying to save fi... Read more

A:Expanding Windows Files Error - Former Linux Hard Drive

First you say you Didn't have a copy of Win 7, then you say you are loading win 7. Where did you get your copy of Win 7?

If your Dell originally came with 7 then you had a chance to created the 7 install DVD from files originally on your drive. As you say you didn't have a copy of 7 I take it you never made that DVD when you first got this Dell.

I would suspect the DVD you are using and or the ISO you are using to create the DVD's and thumb drive. That and Dell may of included special software in their 7 DVD for use on that system.

If you call Dell you will be able to order a proper Dell 7 DVD from them for a small fee.

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I am trying to install Windows 7, things went smoothly until it got to "expanding windows files 90%" then the CD Drive kicks itself and high gear and spins fast, slows down, spins fast, slows down, spins fast, slows down, on and on and on and on and it HANGS at 90%!!

A:[SOLVED] Expanding Windows files stuck at 90% ; CD drive spins REALLY fast

It sounds like the drive is having a problem reading the disc, it may be damaged or the files on it may be corrupt.

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I have no idea what is going on with my system.
I try to install a program and get an error message saying that it is unable to write to C:\Users\[MYNAME]\AppData\Local\Temp
So I open Windows Explorer and check the attributes for that address and all is OK but every time I click on the Application Data folder it seems to replicate itself over and over.
One error says that there is not enough space when I have over 65Gb free on that drive.
Any ideas?

Mike

Screenshots:http://cid-72252c79ec533de7.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/Windows%207%20Problems?uc=1
My System details
Dell XPS420
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1, v.721 (build 7601
2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Bus Clock: 1066 megahertz
8126 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
2000.20 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
723.55 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series [Display adapter]
DELL E207WFP [Monitor] (20.0"vis, s/n G264H8770DZL, July 2008)
ATI High Definition Audio Device
Creative SB X-Fi
Webcam Pro 9000

A:Like the universe, my AppData Folder keeps expanding & expanding

The Application Data folder under AppData is a Junction point, which is just a pointer to AppData. So when you click on Application Data you are actually expanding AppData, so you are in a never ending circle.

Confusing for sure. From what I understand, this was done to support compatibility with older software that expects an Application Data folder to be available.

Here are two very good articles on Junctions as used in Vista and Windows 7.

Windows Confidential - Junction Dysfunction - Raymond Chen

Junction Points in Vista

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two weeks ago i was bought a Fujitsu B series lifebook computer.About 5 days ago I had got that virus stating I had a "processor running at 83 degrees", "hard drive clusters are partly damaged", "must scan to fix this issue", yatta yatta yatta and some other classic virus jive talk i cant remember at this moment. At first it kept bothering me about the scan, then it started popping up 57 windows in short succesion, then i couldnt access my other files, then my desk top went black and was reduced to 4 icons, start menu was obliterated.try combo fix, trend micro, some other reliable programs but i would either down load them and they'd disappear or in the case of combofix it would load then exit out quickly. It reached a point were i just couldn't boot my computer up anymore.NTLDR was missing it said. I am not sure if that virus deleted it or if the computer and its hd were just old and wore out. It was from the flea market.. I cant get past that error msg, there is no flash drive boot up option on this old thing, i have no floppy drive with it, it has no cd rom drive, ive heard the external usb cd rom drive cant be used to boot it up but im not 100 percent sure.Someone else with the same notebook reported that it would not allow usb cd rom drive boot up. I have been told network boot is an option but i was told thats just to access it after its turned on and its not what i think its for. I was told an hd switch was a good option but i dont... Read more

A:"NTLDR is missing" issue with computer featuring no cd rom drive, floppy drive, or flash drive support..

i think im past infected moderator. saying im still in the infection stage is like telling someone with cervical cancer to take the HPV vaccine..

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My primary HDD was failing so I backed it up and replaced it with a larger 1TB drive.  After reinstalling everything the new drive is displaying the same size as my old drive and the extra space available is unallocated.  I can allocate it as
a separate drive but I find that annoying and would prefer to just have my primary C: drive show up with all of the available space.  I formatted the extra space and made it available separately as drive G hoping that I could EXPAND drive C but that option
is not highlighted as selectable on drive C for some reason.  Should I just live with this extra space or is there a way to easily combine C and the new G space?

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I have a Dell Dimension 4700 running XP Service Pack 3. My original Western Digital Drive was dying. This drive was the boot drive and listed first in "setup" (after hitting F2) There was also a 300GB Maxtor SATA drive already installed which I used for data storage -- not bootable. It was listed 2nd in "setup".

Ultimately the WD Drive wouldn't boot. I cleared the 300GB Maxtor and did a clean install Win XP from manuf. disks WITHOUT removing the WD - Drive 1 first. (I had hoped to remove some data I hadn't yet back up

I tried rebooting BUT if both disks were set to "On" in "setup - F2" the system would NOT boot. If Disk 1 (WD Drive) was turned off the system would boot fine. I removed the "boot partition" on Disk 1 but if both drives were turn on - no go.

I have now replaced the defective drive (WD) with a Maxtor SATA II/300 (1 TB).

The boot drive (300GB Maxtor) is the "last" drive on the SATA interface cable and the new drive (1 TB) is on the second to last connector.
Still, if the blank, new drive is turned on in "setup - F2" the system won't boot. If off, system boots. (I want to use the 1 TB drive solely for data storage).

It seems the SATA controller refuses to recognize the bootable drive if both drives are active. All I can think of is this is due to the 300GB being "Drive 2" in my original system and still listed that way in "setup". There is NO ability to c... Read more

A:Solved: Drive Crashed - XP installed on 2nd Drive - Replaced Drive Won't Work

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I want to prepare a factory fresh drive so that I can use it to save backup images. Soon I will have a second drive that will only be used to store data files. Neither drive will ever be used for the installation of an operating system. From what I've read, I see no advantage to having more than a single partition on either drive. I know I want to use NTFS.

This should be straightforward. I'm finding it is not. I cannot formulate a search that points me to the right tutorial or thread. Either I get hundreds of options to consider or, if I try to narrow the options, no answer is found.

Please point me to the right discussion. Perhaps the answer will help others who come after me, too.

thanks

baumgrenze

A:Format & Partition New Drive to Use as a Backup Drive or Storage Drive

Do you know how to make a partition and format a drive?

You can do it all in Windows Disk Management.

You don't need to do anything special to the drive just because it is going to store images.
Treat it like any other drive.

Format it with a single partition.

Store your image files on it. Use a folder structure if you want to---perhaps naming a folder something like "Macrium image of C partition, 060714" so you know the date of the image.

Nor do you need to use a separate drive just for image storage.

Make your images and store them like ordinary data. Back up the images just like you'd back up any other important data file. That's what they are: important data.

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Sorry I am a computer novice; but, I am running out of hard drive C space and I thought maybe I could put Recovery Drive D on a flash drive in order to free up drive C space.

If this is possible, can you refer me to some instructions on how to do this?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Can you put Recovery Drive D on a flash drive to free up hard drive

To be honest a recovery drive won't give you much space (10 GB or so?). You are better off with a USB external HDD and move your less accessed data to the external.

I wonder what others will say.

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I have just finished a pc build with a SSD to be used as the boot/OS drive and a secondary 2 HDD setup in raid 0 for storage.

First I started with the SSD only and installed win7, applied all the updates etc. At this point the system has rebooted at least half a dozen times with no issue.
Next I set up the 2 HDD in raid 0, initialized it with disk manager and everything is looking good. But as soon as I reboot the system, upon startup the system can't find a os. Using the windows install disc, I go into the recovery console and discover that the boot drive which was C:\ is now E:\ and the storage drive which was E:\ is now C:\.
The os files on the boot drive seem to be all there. It's just in the wrong drive path. Using the recovery console I switched back the drives to their proper places, but then on startup I got the error 'bootmgr is missing' at this point I gave up, nuked the drives and started from scratch only to get thing again once I initialized the HDD and rebooted.
I am sure I have overlooked some stupid detail somewhere. Can anyone help me figure out where I went wrong?

A:Windows 7 has swapped my drive paths with my boot drive and sec. drive

My first thought with a new build is settings in the BIOS, many times something has to be changed.

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Windows XP Pro displays the primary hard Drive set as the master on IDE 1 as drive F: instead of drive C:. I can not find the cause.....any ideas? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Windows XP displays primary hard drive as drive F: instead of Drive C:

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I recently got a new hard drive. The first thing I did was create a new partition. After that, I copied the contents of my C drive to the new partition using HDCopy. Next, I changed the letter of my C drive(changed it to Z) and changed the letter of my new partition to C. Now it looks like everything works, but I do have one question. When I go to windows computer management, it still says my drive that used to be C is my system drive and my NEW C drive is Page File. Here's a screen shot to help:http://i42.tinypic.com/1zxbg9e.jpgI'm wondering if this is problematic and if there's any way to make my C drive listed as the system driveThanks,Austin

A:C drive not listed as system drive in windows drive manager

Your pc is still booting to the Z drive it seems. You might want to try just backing up your stuff and doing a format so that the new drive does not contain your system root.

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Re: cloned a 80G HDD to a 128G USB Flash stick
Nov 29, 2014

this link helped me:

http://www.techspot.com/community/t...e-old-usb-storage-drivers.145884/#post-875300

Andy
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2014 6:16 PM
Subject: cloned a 80G HDD to a 128G USB Flash stick

hi all,

happy holidays, etc.

this is an old issue, yet i am still working on it

in July 2013; I cloned my 80G HDD onto a 128G USB Flash stick

in Sept. 2013; I had a data loss...

so, I thought to recover my data using this 128G clone...

I put this 128G Flash stick into my computer, and it showed up as a Local drive, yet was inaccessible and with its LED flashing incessantly...
{this was after, I treated this 128G USB flash stick as if it were a whole computer, and I then attempted to use/misused Win Vista's EasyTransfer program in a failed attempt to restore my lost data :(}

I later ran CHKDSK /f /r on it, and Chkdsk repaired and/or deleted about 7 "attributes" files

after which, this 128G Flash, only shows up as a Removable Storage(not Local) drive.. and remains locked/data inaccessible yet without the flashing LED

the USB drive, when I clicked on it in My Computer, would give the/an error message "Insert drive into H: drive"... Insert? a drive? into my tiny USB drive? which isn't even a CD or DVD drive? ... I tried all the fre... Read more

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This is a new built computer, I have installed win7 64bit on a 500 gig hard drive (tosheba), this is drive C. Everything works fine!

I was wanting to use windows 7 backup, so I went and got another 500 gig hard drive (WD), I connected the HD and powered up the computer and that's all I did! Device manager showed the new drive and the primary drive! However the computer did not show the new WD drive, . The new drive was not formatted so with the help of a friend using partdisk I formatted the new WD drive, the new drive now shows up in computer as drive G. But now I also have a drive F, and its 100MB in size. (see screen shot)

What have I done? and how can I fix it?

A:Additional drive appears (drive f) while forematting new drive

Drive F which is your System Reserved partition should be hidden and not have a letter .

Can you right click on the drive click on Change Drive letter and path and remove the letter ?

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Okay, here is a pic of my hard disks.

My backups go into my Recovery Drive, and it is nearly full. I repeatedly uninstall prgrams that I don't need, and delete old backups. Why is it still full? How do I make more space? My OS drive is so BIG, but I have next to nothing in it! Are backups supposed to be going into C drive?

A:Recovery Drive almost full: Should backups be in D drive or in the C drive?

Not to worry. The recovery is probalby just restore points. As you need more space the oldest point is deleted and a new one made. If you want to make space. Turn off the System Restore, deleting all points. Then make a new point, you will need it in case of problems.

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Hi all,
 
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

A:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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For anyone who can help.

My name is David Roy. and i have a Dell Dimension 4600. In this dimension i have a dual drive CD-RW on the bottom and DVD-Rom on the top. (HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8483B) and (Samsung DVD-ROM SD-616E)

Yesterday out of nowhere both my drives gave out. I can still see them on the my computer option but i cant use any of them. When i want to burn a blank CD it shows up on my computer but when i try to burn it, it sais no compatible recordable or rewritable devices could be found on your system. When i pop any movies or games or anything in any of the drives nothing shows up and if i click on the drive it sais please enter cd. So they cant read anything and this just happened. I have never had a problem like this in the past 2-3 years of having this computer.

Thank You if anyone can help me
David R
 

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I am using Compaq Presario SR1520NX.

My O is drive taken by Network drive whever I login and use wd2go.com and usb flash drive can't be used.

But when I disconnect from O network drive, by re-booting the p.c. and then plugin usb it shows up as O drive.

My question is can I re-assign my usb flash drive to a different letter so both
usb and network drive can be used ?

If so, what should I do ?

Thanks.

A:O drive taken by Network drive and flash drive can't be used

With the USB drive connected open Disk Management

Right Click on the drive and select Change Drive Letter and Paths

You should then be able to assign the drive a letter that is not in use.

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Tried yesterday with an SATA adapter (unpowered) and my Yoga 920 would ding that something was plugged in, but wouldn't show it in File Explorer.Traded the unpowered drive for a powered one and the same result, a ding but nothing shows up. Is there something else that I can do? Thanks in advance

A:Can I remove the hard drive from my Yoga 2 Pro and plug it into an SATA drive and transfer the data?

I am confused.  You are talking about an mSATA -> USB adapter?  mSATA-> 2280 SSD?  What is a powered mSATA adapter?

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Bit of a strange issue here - someone got fired from work and changed the password on the Windows 8 computer before they left. I just managed to reset the password yesterday but now the Outlook account has none of their previous emails and the One Drive account files seem to have all gone missing and certain files that were on the C: Drive are all gone and not in recycle bin either.

When I reset the password I noticed there were three accounts on the computer - USER (which is the one I reset since it was the default when starting up computer), ADMINISTRATOR (didn't touch this one) and GUEST (didn't touch this either).

AfterI reset the password, I'm pretty sure it was the right one as there were still a few relevant files still on the desktop. It's just everything else seems to have vanished.

When I search for certain files in the Explorer, file names come up but it says that "the file location has now been changed" so the shortcut doesn't work.

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Hello, I'm going to be replacing my primary HDD (1tb) with a SSD and will place the HDD in a drive caddy, replacing the existing DVD drive. 3rd party vendors list both 12mm and 9.5mm drive caddys for this - I imagine a newer laptop would have the smaller form factor, unfortunately this spec info is not available from the manual or Lenovo tech support - does anyone happen to know? Might be best if I yank the drive and measure it or take it with me to buy a caddy in person, rather than order online. Thanks for reading,Paul

A:Replacing the Optical drive on Ideapad 510151SK with HDD caddy, need drive size -12mm or 9.5mm?

Per page 63 of the Lenovo ideapad 510-15ISK/ ideapad 510-15IKB Hardware Maintenance Manual item #4, your laptop uses one of 3 9.0mm optical drives (see below) so a 9.5mm caddy may not work.   There are some 9.0mm universal versions like this one available, but I have not used them, so be sure to check with the seller for capatability before ordering. No     Description                                                                      Part# /FRU4        HLDS GUE0N 9.0mm Slim Tray Rambo ODD             5DX0J464884        PLDS DA-8A6SH 9.0mm  Slim Tray Rambo ODD      5DX0F864044        TSST SU-228GB 9.0 Rambo ODD                                5DX0H14227 Lenovo ideapad 510-15ISK/ ideapad 510-15IKB Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_510-15isk_510-15ikb_hmm_201604.pdf Cheers,

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Have just installed a new 8.7 Maxtor in a P100. This drive is set as master and partitioned into 5 which assigns drive letters c,d,e,f,g . If I re-install the old 500mb drive unit as a slave ( Quantum Maverick) it assigns itself as drive letter D. I want this drive to show up as drive H . If I go to Device manager, hard drives, double click on generic ide type 47, settings, for this drive the drive letter assignment is there, but I cannot change it. Any ideas please.
 

A:{SOLVED} Slave drive letter inserts itself within master partition drive letters

I don't think you can change it. Normally the bios will take the primary of the 1st ide drive as c, the primary of the second ide as d, the next partition of the primary ide drive as e, etc.
 

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My hard drive failed last Saturday, reading "operating system not found." BIOS testing resulted in error 10009, replace hard drive. At this point, the drive won't boot, but data can still be read.

I have a new hard drive. The backup disk I made for Vista isn't working.

I thought of borrowing one from a friend, but my OEM key on the bottom has completely worn off. HP says they cannot help and Microsoft wants me to pay for a replacement key. I'd like to avoid that if possible.

Is there any way to use the recovery partition on the old drive to install Vista on the new drive?

My laptop has two hard drive bays, but I only have one caddy, so ideally I'd like to connect it using an enclosure.

Also, I do have access to another computer that I could use as a "go-between" if needed. For example, if it's possible to simply copy and paste the recovery partition files, I could use the enclosure to copy them from the old drive to the working computer, then put the new drive in the enclosure and copy the files onto that.

Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

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A week ago, a strange clicking noise befalled us whenever we attempted to boot the system. The BIOS welcome screen would run for much longer than usual, and then a message "No internal hard drive found." would display. We thought it would be a hard drive error and replaced it.

Now, however, placing in a bootable OS installation CD does not work! Whenever we try, the computer acts like there is no CD (although sometimes the CD does begin to spin), and says there is no boot device available.

I have tried a Ubuntu CD, a Windows Vista CD, a Windows XP CD, and none of them work. It does not matter what CD you put in; it does not work.

So what is the problem? Is it fixable? Was it the hard drive that broke?

The system is a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop.
 

A:Solved: After upgrading hard drive for Inspiron 5150 laptop, CD drive does not work

Never mind, everyone! It turns out, after I took it out and put it back in, it worked again. Maybe a connection problem... who knows.
 

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So currently my gigabyte motherboard has 2-1TB drives in a mirror raid as my secondary drive for data storage and 1 250GB single drive for my OS. In the BIOS I have the setting set to RAID for my hard drives, which I set this after I loaded windows when I first started, but now my 250GB single OS drive needs to be reloaded, but my XP disc will not see the drive since I have it set to RAID. I'm having trouble loading the raid drivers from gigabyte and I thought it would be easier to set the hard drives to AHCI mode and unplug my 2-1TB drives, reload windows on the 250 then plug my 2-TB drives back up then switch the BIOS back to RAID, but I am worried that this will mess up my RAID on my 2-1TB drives?? I would hate to experiment and lose the data on those drives. Will switching modes mess up my RAID???

A:Gigabyte Mirror Raid on backup drive need to reinstall XP on single OS drive question

Pull the drives off the system, do whatever you need to do to get XP installed. When that is working, change the settings to RAID, then reconnect the mirror.

It's best to install XP with nothing else on the system anyways, otherwise you risk having XP decide to install your O/S on drive "D:".

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I have a Samsung s2 1tb external hard drive.

Today when I hooked it up to my laptop it would not load. It will shows local F drive when it usually will say samsung Drive.

A pop up box will then appear stating "you need to format drive"

I know if I reformat it I will lose all my data which I will not do.

When I look in device manager it states that the external hard drive is installed.

I attempted to go through start menu and type cmd then F: and it states "The volume does not recognize this system file. Please make sure all required system drivers are loaded and the volume is not corrupted."

PLEASE HELP I DONT WANT TO LOSE ALL MY FILES

A:Samsung s2 external hard drive not loading showing local disk F drive

With the external drive connected, Go to Disk Management (Start > type: "computer" > click on Computer Management > click on Disk Management)

Determine which disk is the external drive.
If the external drive shows here as a healthy volume, Right click on the large box to the right of the "Disk 1" / "Disk 2" lable and choose: Change Drive Letter and Path.

If there is nothing but a grey box or "Unallocated Space" next to the disk number then Right click on the disk number (the box) and choose: Change Drive Letter and Path.

Change the drive letter to anything else > OK.

If you can't do any of the above post back. If you can post a screen shot of the Disk Management window that can help.
Do not initialize the disk or format it or you will lose your data.

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YEsterday.. my bro used pendrive probally infected and when i saw my pc Antivirus is already disabled and when i tried to open it didnt open. This time im able to open C D and E drive.

i scanned pendrive in my other pc i got it its win32.sality.ag.. i know it dangerous and bloody virus..

now i search internet and use Avg sality remover kit.. usually kit runs on window opened but Kit said virus will be removed while boot.. i rebooted and 11 hrs scanning take place.. but still pc is infected with sality then i downloaded kaspersky sality curing kit.. it cured .. but after scanning got finish i click c drive it started showing "Caption - Hello World" then D and E drive got unknown form.. i run registry key given in kaspersky folder called Disable Auto run.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - FAT32x86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_27
Run by Owner at 16:14:01 on 2011-10-01
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.3071.2470 [GMT 5.5:30]
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AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *Disabled*
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\system32\STacSV.exe
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A:virus.win32.sality.ag + Caption Hello World (c drive) + d+E drive showing unknow

ok.. now.. i removed autorun.inf manually from C/D/E drives now they are opening and also i deleted unknown exe from c drive hidden which i think causing " Hello World " Caption to appear. <-- solved also

Antivirus repaired.. now opening earlier not.
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now i made new scan.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - FAT32x86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_27
Run by Owner at 22:43:59 on 2011-10-01
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.3071.2640 [GMT 5.5:30]
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AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *Disabled*
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\system32\STacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sttray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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I have a USB external hard drive that I keep all my documents etc on (had it for years)

I upgraded from Vista Home to & Home Premium then had to upgrade recently to Professional to run my Sage. Through all these upgrades my ext. drive ran fine. Occasionally the drvie letter would change if I had something else plugged into the USB, this was always easily corected in disk management by changing the drive path.

The connection on the case packed up so I had to get the drive put into a new case, now when I plug it in the drive is assigned G instead of F, I tried to change the drive letter allocation in Disk Management but it won't let me as the program still thinks I have a second ext. hard drive which is labelled F. I suspect this has happened because when the usb connection broke the drive was disconnected suddenly instead of a proper eject.

How do I get Disk Management to remove the inactive drive - i can't find any obvious way - eject, delete etc are all missing when I click on tools or tasks.

If there is no easy way then how do I stop program updates for Adobe etc. failing because they can not find the F drive. I don't know why they look at that drive anyway.

Help.

A:External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back

Hi PAMDILL,

Welcome aboard.

Try this:

Download drivecleanup.zip V 0.8.1 from

Drive Tools for Windows

Unzip to a folder. In it you will have two folders Win32 and x64, each containing DriveCleanup.exe for Windows 32bit and 64 bit respectively.

Now unplug all the USB devices from your PC (except of course the Keyboard and mouse), right click on the appropriate DriveCleanup.exe for your system and run it as an administrator.

This will remove all non-present drives from the registry.

Reboot and then plug-in your external drive.

The drive will be installed and hopefully you should be able to assign any free drive letter to it.

Please report whether it resolved your problem.

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I've never seen this before. Double click on e:\ in my computer and it says not a valid win32 application. Seen it when opening applications but not a drive! all other drives are fine. First time i saw it it was looking for install.exe, which i remember deleting a week or so ago. Most likely because it was a missing shortcut in registry or because it was corrupted or something simular. I dont know what to do about this, as I said never seen it happen b4 on a drive. You can open e drive when you right click and explore but when double click sometimes it tries to locate install.exe. No virus, but did have a few recently, I wont put it down to that though and dismiss because I am very vigilant and remove virus immediately, and scan twice a day, always scanning b4 opening apps. Weird one! Logically, how do i stop it looking for install.exe when openning?
thanx
 

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I have been fooling around with Robocopy now for a while and the amount of switches it features is a tab overwheleming

Can anyone recommend a bone stock "go to" command line specifcally for copying files from an old drive to a new drive - with the following requirements?

1. Maintaining the same folder structure (old to new) while persevering existing directory timestamps (/DCOPY:T?)

2. Ensuring that the destination files inherit the permissions of the new dest directory. (Confused here?)

3. Multithreaded (MT:8?)

4. Copy all subdirectories (/e?)

5. Give me basic info on screen (TEE/?)

6. Write a log file that's not overly huge

7. Cut the retries etc to a minimum

Anything else you think might be relevant.

Really want an easy go to command that I can reach for again and again without wondering if it works or not

Cheers!

VP

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what is the condition of the file if you move it from an NTFS5 drive to an NTFS4 drive on windows 2000?

Thanks
 

A:moving compressed file from NTFS5 drive to NTFS4 drive on windows 2000

Try and copy it first and check the condition of the file. Moving should be the same, but if it is not readable (doubtul) then you have your original copy still. Let us know what the result is, please.
 

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Well, I've been having this problem for a while, but now it's getting a bit out of hand. When I go to stand-by and get out of stand-by, it says 'Unable to read/write from drive C:' and other times (just regular surfing, playing CS, etc) the HD locks up for about 10 secs. It also does a thing I'd like to call "HD-turns-off-then-turns-back-on-again-with-a-grinding-sound".

I've tried reformatting which had some '...trying to recover' errors. And I've tried ScanDisk on thorough A LOT of times and it came up with some bad sectors on some of the scans. I've also tried Western Digital's disk drive utils. but it has some weird error now saying the IDE isnt plugged in correctly, but it is.

Specs:
Win98
40GB Western Digital HD
[ I won't say all the other specs. I don't want to intimidate other people ^_^; ]
 

A:Hard Drive acting weird. Unable to read/write on drive C:, and other errors

Hi trunten

A grinding sound with a hard drive and many bad sectors is not good. It sounds like your drive has bit the dust. Since it is 40 gig there is a good chance that it is still under a warranty as most hard drives come with at least a 1 year warranty and many have a three year warranty. You could recheck the drives jumpers (master/slave) and reseat the data cable but I don't think that will help. BOL
 

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I have a sony vaio VGN-NR330E that I have just bought a new hard drive for (doing a fresh install of vista) and the internal optical drive spins up but won't boot off the cd, and after a blinking cursor says O/S not found, so i tried it on an external usb drive, and it didnt boot, same black screen followed by O/S not found. I tried booting from a knoppix live cd that worked on another computer and it wouldnt boot either. I have no idea of any what to do, since it wont boot off of an external HDD internal optical drive, external optical drive, and any help is greatly appreciated.

A:sony vaio vgn-nr330E won't boot to any external drive, or internal optical drive

What are the current boot options...as set in your BIOS?

http://www.ehow.com/how_8022156_change-bios-settings-sony-vaio.html

If not listed as the first boot option...it's unlikely that the system would boot from either drive.

Louis

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With my 2009 Seagate 500 GB sata hard drive, the re-allocated sectors count shows 2 bad sectors, in the Ubuntu 10.04 disk utility for the smart data. In this multi-boot desktop PC the XP with a drive monitor program called, Active Smart shows this drive health status as good, including that reallocated sectors count item, so is this not to worry about for now, or what. I do monitor the hard drive temperature, which does stay cool enough, in the seventies up to about 80* F.
Or can this be caused by mixed partitioning methods, since the new way is now align to MiB, and not align to cylinder as it was. I used the GParted tool to create and change partitions when it was set as default to align to cylinder, but then I recently used both my Vista Disk Manager, and the newer version of GParted to re-size some of the partitions, which both now use that align to MiB method by default, which often has near 1 MB gaps between partitions then.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 using since 2010 suddenly I saw this error message "internal hard disk drive not found,to resolve this issue try to reseat the drive" when I turned it ON. Then I tested with other HDD drive from other laptop and it booted fine. Then realized that HDD was down brought a new samsung SSD 120GB drive and installed on my laptop and trying to install the Windows 7 from a CD still seeing the same error when turned ON.
Please help with this issue.
Thanks in Advance
ROHIT

A:internal hard disk drive not found,to resolve this issue try to reseat the drive.............Please help

Thanks guys!!!!!
My bad after I installed the SSD the CD that was in the DVD Drive was the Applications/Driver CD instead of Windows 7 disk. I just realized  and installed the Win7 on my new hard disk my laptop is back to normal. Thank God! I saved 500 to get the new laptop.

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Hey guys...I am trying to find a solution to a problem that I'm having. At work we have about 6 PC's that I would like to make drive images for in case of drive failues. I was wanting to use an external drive for the backups and was looking for a one touch feature but I don't think it would work with multiple machine backups.

I was trying to avoid having to install software on each machine to perform these backups.

So what I was thinking of doing is trying to find a program that can reside on the external drive and will run from there.

Does anyone know of a free reliable imaging program that will do this?

I had found one at one time that did just this and worked great but I can't remember for the life of me the name of the program!

Any help or ideas appreciated!!

Mike
 

A:Good drive imaging program to backup multiple systems with an ext. drive? Free?

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I have a very straightforward question: I am running WinXP Pro on my computer and I just got an external USB hard-drive to back up my data before I upgrade to VISTA.

My internal hard drive is NTFS file system, and the external drive is FAT32. My data backed-up perfectly.

However, I understand that VISTA is NTFS only (for the drive that it's installed on, which in my case will be the internal drive). I will be installing the VISTA OS on the internal drive, and using the external drive solely for backing up data.

I don't want to back up my data externally, upgrade my PC to VISTA, and then discover that I can't access the data on the external drive.

Here's my only question: will VISTA work with a FAT32 external drive, or do I have to convert that external drive to NTFS *before* I attempt to connect it to VISTA?

awaiting your replies - I'll appreciate all the help I can get!
 

A:will VISTA read a FAT32 external hard drive,or do I have to format the drive to NTFS?

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My Sony computer that I have had since 2000 or so is store bought and came with windows xp. I believed it had two hard drives in it until earlier this year when I found out it came with one partioned hard drive. I now have two physical HDD and three that appear on my computer. I need to restore my computer and would like to make my partioned drive appear as one. I will have all my backup files on my second physical HDD. If it makes things easier at all I do not have a windows install disc only system restore discs that came with my computer. If this isn't clear enough please ask me to try and clear it up.
 

A:Partion Issue - Making a partioned hard drive a single drive in windows

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all my files become hidden. I formatted my flash drive but still hides the program. what do I do? thanks for the help

A:how to permanently remove kpcgrhynko.vbs file in bot flash drive and hard drive

*both. sorry for the typo

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A:Can I add additional hard drive to my yoga 20CDCTO1WW? My installed SSD drive is too small (duh).

How to find out if the Thinkpad S1 Yoga has an additional SSD slot?

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