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Unreachable Volume on Disk, What to do?

Q: Unreachable Volume on Disk, What to do?

My friend took his computer to Best Buy who ran the restore on it with his main files on a second drive. The drive is now ganked, but I'm working to recover the files if possible.

In Disk Management (XP Pro), I can see that there's a 37GB volume with 20Gb free (looks like his missing files). There's a second volume on the disk that's only 47 MB and it's Active (so I can access it, but there's nothing to speak of there).

The point is that if I click on the 37Gb volume, I can't seem to do anything with it. The only menu option available when I right click it is "Help". If I click the disk itself, I have the option to convert to a dynamic disk, but I don't want to do that without knowing what will happen to the data on there.

When I dig through the properties, I can see data on the 47MB disk, but not the 37 GB. Does anyone know what to do with this!!!?

Preferred Solution: Unreachable Volume on Disk, What to do?

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A: Unreachable Volume on Disk, What to do?

Oh, and the 37 GB says this:

37.22 GB NTFS
Healthy (EISA Configuration)

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I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and it is my file server and it auto syncs user's file every minute. I have 3 disks. The primary partition (Disk 0) and two others (Disk 1 & Disk 2). My question does not include the primary

I shrunk Disk 2 so that I had unallocated space. I then extended Disk 1 using the unallocated space from Disk 2 creating spanned volume on Disk 1 (extended volume on Disk 2). It did not do what I wanted so I want to 'undo' it. Can
I just delete the spanned volume on Disk 2 (space that added to Disk 1)? Or more accurately if I'm going to delete the spanned volume on Disk 2, will it affect my users' files?

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I was having trouble with my computer on Friday, it would freeze a few minutes after start up. All programs would be "not responding". I would restart it and the same thing would happen.

I ran Rkill in case there was anything malicious running and nothing was found. I ran Malwarebytes as well and nothing was found. I used combo fix to restore my system to a previous date and the problem persisted.

The system would freeze even at the log in screen if I waited more the a few minutes to log on. Time is some sort of factor.

Start up repair "disk metadata test said the root cause was 'Volume on disk corrupt' Repair action chkdsk Error code OxO.

A few other tests that are available (or automatically performed themselves before start up) mentioned NTFS but I did not get a chance to write it down.

NOW when I turd on the computer that scrolling windows progress bar goes by a few times before I get a completely black screen on which I can still move my cursor.

Please Help.

A:System volume on disk is corrupt? (disk metadata test)

Either windows Vista needs re-installing, a Factory Recovery is required, or the hard drive is starting to fail and therefore needs replacing with a new one.

You can test the hard drive with the drive manufacturer's diagnostic software. You will need to download the DOS version which runs from a bootable CD. The download contains an ISO file for creating the CD. The links are here: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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I have received my laptop with a 250GB HDD partitioned into two primary partitions (well there is actually four with only 512MB called NVCACHE and another of 1GB as EISA Configuration). One of the partitions is a system, boot, page file ... partition containing the OS (Win Vista Home Premium and contains about 35GB space) and programs. The other is a partition for all the data (~198GB). I am now starting to run low on disk space on the OS partition (<3GB) and wanted to add some more space. I tried to use Disk Management but this did not work because there is no adjacent unallocated space on the same disk next to the OS partition. There is only space at the end of the data disk partition, which I cannot move to the OS partition (at least I do not know how).

Is there a way to increase the disk space for the OS partition? Both partitions have following set out:

Layout: Simple
Type: Basic
File System: NTFS (except for the small NVCAHE which is FAT32 and the EISA does not have any File system)
Status: Healthy



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I was trying to dual boot win 8 and win7(was already installed) on my laptop.During installation win8 was giving an error,that win could not update the computer's boot configuration.(See attached pic )
I googled this error and came across this post.

Boot from 7 or 8 DVD and goto Repair console > Command Prompt (Hit enter after each line)

list disk
select volume x (x = being the volume number of your HDD)
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs quick
Reboot and try setup again (I use this for USB drives, but they are not partitioned, I imagine this will kill all partitions on the disk and create just one new one)

After doing all this I was able to install window 8 but my 2 hard disk partition are not showing.My total hard disk is of 300 GB,but now only a single partition of 149 GB is showing.The remaining hard is not visible anywhere,not in disk management, and not even in ease-us disk partition.

A:Volume Disk not showing in disk managment.

What does diskpart show you from an Elevated Command Prompt? For instance, mine shows:


Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.9200

Copyright (C) 1999-2012 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: DESKTOP

DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 K DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 D D370_D NTFS Partition 78 GB Healthy System
Volume 2 E D370_E NTFS Partition 191 GB Healthy
Volume 3 F D370_F NTFS Partition 9 GB Healthy
Volume 4 C Win_8 NTFS Partition 119 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 5 G D370_G NTFS Partition 698 GB Healthy
Volume 6 H D370_H NTFS Partition 542 GB Healthy
Volume 7 I Win_7 NTFS Partition 78 GB Healthy
Volume 8 L Removable 0 B No Media


Leaving DiskPart...

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My AV is Avast 2015. Every time I run a scan, it pops up "Threat detected", but when I click "Show results", it doesn't. When I look at the scan history, it shows the following"

Disk\\?\Volume{f4acb2ae-2618-11e3-8a57-806e6fe6963?\{+}\{+} Boot Record
Error: The parameter is incorrect (87)

I have run chkdsk /r on the boot drive (an SSD). I have run AdwCleaner. Neither find anything wrong, and the PC seems to run perfectly.

I found the "{f4acb2ae. . .} folder in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\MountPoints2\CPC\Volume. It's there twice.

What is this "thing" and how can I get rid of it? If I zap both of the registry folders with this name, will it render the PC unbootable? Are the entries valid and Avast is issuing a false positive?

Administrator: If this should be under Security, please move it.


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I tried to install a .exe file (in order to support ArchiCad 12) onto my laptop (Gateway NV79). I get a message saying "Out of Disk Space -Volue 'D:'". It should be installing onto the C: drive. My D: drive is my cd/dvd drive. I am not sure why it is doing this and cannot figure out how to correct this (I am in no way a computer expert). Does anyone have any idea what I can do to get this to install?

A:Out of Disk Space- Volume D:

Are you getting a chance to specify where the program installs to? Where are you running the .exe file from?

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Just recently my computer has been shutting down after i put it to sleep or hibernation.
It then comes up with: Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.
The dropdown box shows this:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 3081

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP3: FFFFF80004AE13D8
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Does anyone have any solutions, i have tried 3 disk checks (dskchk) 3 defragmentations and 2 virus scans.

A:Disk Volume Errors

It doesn't happen when my computer is using wireless

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My system disk is displayed as "System Disk (C); (C)". I wish to remove one of the C's.
Not earth-shattering, but....

A:Rename disk volume

Right-click on it, hit rename.

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I have recently installed a second 320GB which I want to mirror my main drive (also 320 GB)

I can see the drive in "Disk Management" and it shows as "unallocated"

I have right clicked and started the Mirror wizard and the disk appears - but the total volume size is shown as 0 - it is greyed so I cannot change it. Underneath the correct sizes are shown. The wizard will not allow me to continue.

I tried to format the disk using "New Simple Volume" and this seems to create a K: drive - but when I right click it does not give me the option to Mirror

Any ideas most welcome


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When I turn my computer on, on the boot when it checks the hd size it reads it as 130gb when it is only 30gb. This prevents windows from loading. I can access CMOS and fix the error but it will happen next time I boot up. Heard of this?

A:Wrong disk volume

Try checking your IDE cable it might be damaged.

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Hi, I find my C disk's total size is 93.9 GB, free space appears to be 32.9 GB, but when I select all the files in the disc (including hidden ones), the total volum is just 19.2 Gb...So I really hope to know where is the rest hard disc space...
Many thanks!

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i installed a trial scan from iolo. after doing this, i get several errors in my action center. one of them being this error shown below. what should i do? how do i fix this?


A:disk volume errors

Open the "Computer" window. Right-click on the drive in question (most likely the C: drive) and select "Properties". Select the "Tools" tab. In the Error-checking area, click "Check Now". Select both boxes and click "Start". Schedule the disk check and then reboot.

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tried chkdsk with /f says it cant due to write protection,
bootrec /fixboot and fixmbr, although rebuildBCD said i had no windows installs.
currently at the cmd for the auto repair stuff, if i reboot it takes 30 mins to go to the auto repair menu. soo ye help

EDIT: i also have no cd rom xd its broken

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I installed Windows 7 after two days of installation capacity of 39 gb hdd is.
What do you capacity be true?

A:After instalation windows 7 volume on the disk is 39 GB

Windows alone takes up around 20 GB.

As I understand it, your C drive is using 39 GB and you have about 20 programs installed.

Your system specs say you have 3 GB of RAM. Is that correct?

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

How large are these folders?


C:\Program Files

C:\Program Files (x86)

How much space do you have devoted to System Restore?

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I downloaded Office 2007 and then tried to download a game but received two errors. 1 that the disk could not be read and the 2 please insert volume office12 into drive d: Does anyone know any fixes to this? I run windows xp service pack 2

A:No disk and wrong volume error

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Hye all!

I ran into this little annoying problem with Windows Vista. I am using Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2. I have also recently started using Acronis True Image Home 2011. Currently I am trying out the feature that lets me mount a disk drive or disk volume image and use it as if it is a regular physical disk drive.

I have a volume image backup I made earlier. It's named 'Windows system volume C backup.tib'. As the name suggests, this is a full backup of my system volume C.

But if I mount it and assign some drive letter to it, and then try to browse it, I get a prompt from Windows Vista, telling me that I don't have permission or something like that.

You currently don't have permission rights to use this folder.

Click on Continue to access this folder.Click to expand...

That's loosely translated from Swedish, but you get the idea.

If I click on Continue it allows me to view the contents of the folder anyway. So why is it telling me this anyway?

I have well over 5000 folders in my users folder. I won't browse through them all, but I would really appreciate if I could get rid of these prompts. I was thinking, maybe I need to take ownership of that mounted disk volume? Any other ideas?

How do you actually take ownership of a disk volume or a disk drive? I have done this once or twice in the past, when I needed to. But I don't seem to remember how I did it. I think I had a context menu option of some sort so I would... Read more

A:How to take ownership of a mounted disk volume?

Right click on the folder, choose Properties, Security tab, Advanced button, Owner tab, Edit button.

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Hi everyone. Here's a complex problem.

While I was on my PC as usual one day, everything froze except the cursor, and I had to reboot. But upon restarting, I was presented with two options. 'Repair (recommended)' and 'Start Windows normally'.
(The following happens every time, and is still valid, nothing has changed).
Upon selecting 'repair', startup repair starts, runs, and it identifies the problem 'System Volume on Disk is Corrupt'. Same is the case when I boot with the Windows installation DVD and try startup repair.
'Start Windows Normally' brings up the 'Starting Windows' screen, it stays there, no animation takes place for about a minute, and then the Windows logo animates in, and the computer restarts.

Please note:
I'll refer to:
New HDD on which I installed Windows: Spare HDD
The HDD with the corrupted Windows: Bad HDD (has 4 partitions, 2 for data and 1 for windows, and 1 system reserved partition). it is 1.5 years old.
Corrupted Windows partition: Bad partition
P.S. I don't have an image/backup of the bad partition.

What I did next:
Installed Windows 7 on a spare hard drive, and attached the bad HDD as secondary. All my data was found to be safe. Except for the partition which is supposed to be the Windows partition. It is not getting recognized as a readable partition. Windows sees it as 'raw' partition, unformatted. Of course, I won't format it.
I installed PartitionWizard and checked the contents of the unreadable partition. All the ... Read more

A:System Volume on Disk is Corrupt

I dunno why it is showing Windows 7 installed on Disk D:, while it is actually installed on C: ??

Could it be a failing HDD? It's only 1.5 years old, just so you know. I personally wouldn't expect a 1.5 years old HDD to die like this...
Or is it?

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hello friends need a help, i've 2 partitions (volumes) of my hard disk (C and D, but only C: volume is being displayed in My Computer. I checked Disk Management i shows 2 volumes (both C and D)...Please tell the way to display another (D volume in My Computer.

A:My 2nd Disk Volume not being displayed in My Computer

Is "D:" regular partition with data on it or maybe windows backup or something like that ? Can you post a picture of Disk Management ?

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Dear Sir

I am using Win-Xp Sp-2 Operating system, Hdd is 160 GB. having 4 partition as under
15GB- NTFS, 6.99GB- FAT32, 122GB-NTFS, 4.99GB-FAT32. The Last partition (4.99GB)
which is defined as drive H: does not visible in <My computer> all the time, Some times it is visible momentarily, other wise it shows as unmounted volume. I am using Unistal Software for Data Recovery software.

Please suggest me why it is happening so. And How Can I solve this issue.

Thanx. .

A:Hard Disk Unmounted Volume

arvind_ncs said:

Dear Sir

I am using Win-Xp Sp-2 Operating system, Hdd is 160 GB. having 4 partition as under
15GB- NTFS, 6.99GB- FAT32, 122GB-NTFS, 4.99GB-FAT32. The Last partition (4.99GB)
which is defined as drive H: does not visible in <My computer> all the time, Some times it is visible momentarily, other wise it shows as unmounted volume. I am using Unistal Software for Data Recovery software.

Please suggest me why it is happening so. And How Can I solve this issue.

Thanx. .Click to expand...

Some one suggested me that as I am using unistal data recovery software This software uses this partition for backup purposes, & can be used only in the event of disaster management for data recovery purposes, But it does not appeal me!!!

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Do anyone know where the removable disk volume label saved? on the removable disk or local disk? sometimes my removable disk connntected to other PCs, the volume label can be show also, that means that the volume label saved on the removable disk, is it? which file? thank you.

A:Where the removable disk volume label?

The volume label is written to the device/drive. I don't think it's stored in a file that you can easily edit though. I believe its stored in the master boot record and i wouldn't go messing around in there.

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I sometimes come across computers where Disk Management is unable to shrink the system partition as much I as would like. (This seems to be mainly on computers that have been in use for a while. New computers are not generally a problem).

Are there any workarounds or free partitioning software that will do what Disk Management cannot do in these instances?


A:Disk Management cannot shrink volume enough

Quote: Originally Posted by Vincenzo

I sometimes come across computers where Disk Management is unable to shrink the system partition as much I as would like. (This seems to be mainly on computers that have been in use for a while. New computers are not generally a problem).

Are there any workarounds or free partitioning software that will do what Disk Management cannot do in these instances?


Give this a try. A lot of folks here use it. BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.

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im getting a message to solve pc problem how do i fix the disk volume errors on my windows 7 professional hp laptop? it tells me to reboot ,im guessing thats restore computer to a earlier time? idk.. can some one help me with this. thx

A:disk volume error problem

the second problem im having is i'm having problems with my jd199d hanns g monitor. the main menu analog box keeps popping in and out very frustrating...can someone help me me fix this problem thx?


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after 10 minutes of laptop being on i get a bluescreen then reboots (windows 7 pro) i ran start up repair and looked at details and it says system volume on disk is corrupt ! it all boots up fine aswell. still boots up now lol. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT AS I AM FAIRLY NEW WITH LAPTOPS, THANKS IN ADVANCE. ( GOT ANOTHER PROBLEM, I UPDATED ADOBE FLASH PLAYER A FEW DAYS BACK TO 11.5 r502, AND ALL IT HAS DONE IS CRASHED EVERYTIME I TRY TO PLAY FARMVILLE 2 ON FACEBOOK, NOT ONLY FACEBOOK ITS EVERY GAME I TRY PLAY)

A:system volume on disk is corrupt

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Hi all, my English isn't so good, so i'm sorry.
one of my disk split to 2 volume, when I try to extend the volumes in disk management, I had error "there is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation".
What can I do

A:Can't extend volume in disk management..

Hello danorgad mate just so I have it right you want to use that unallocated partition?

My other query is I see there are two OEM partitions (top and second drives in list) what is that all about??

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This is my issue...I have a Toshiba Satellite L3550, AMD TurionX2 64, Vista Home Premium.

I woke up yesterday morning and got a "Windows Error Recovery" Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or sofware change might be the cause.....I tried both "Launch Startup Repair" and "Start Windows Normally" and neither have done anything.

So I tried doing the "Launch Startup Repair" , its asks for a keyboard layout - selected US and hit "NEXT". From there it takes me to (after a few minutes) System Recovery Options - "select an operating system to repair and click Next." But nothing populates in the box. It states at the bottom that "If you do not see your operating system listed, click Load Drivers to load drivers for your hard disks." When I click "Load Drivers" I get a message to insert the installation media for the device and click OK to select the driver. I don't have any disks, will have to search hard to possibly find it. So I instead click the "Next" button...This brings me to several options: Startup Repair (I did this 2x so far, 1st taking 3 hrs) with no success, System Restore (I have no backup point to restore it to), Windows Complete PC Restore, Windows Memore Diagnostic Tool (this is where I found the error stating "System volume on disk is corrupt"), Command Prompt and TOSHIBA Recovery Wizard.

I don't want to loose everything on my computer so tryi... Read more

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Hi There,

I have problem with my disk drive,I am using dell studio 1555.I have intel core 2 due 2.2Ghz,toshiba hard drive 500GB,
I was trying to install Ubuntu with Window-7,but when i am defining partition it crashes,and now my window is also not working.I have checked my hard drive its all right and passes all test.
NOw if i am trying to install window then there is no drive is shown and give "no drive shown.please choose a mass storage driver for drive. " and in repairing it shows "volume information corrupted.
Please help........

A:Solved: disk volume corrupted

You will probably need to wipe the partitions from the drive before you can reinstall. Use WUBI for Ubuntu and then you won't need to change real partitions.

Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.

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iv tried so much already and i haven't found the solution but im getting more information.

my asus g60vx had windows 7 pre installed and i installed windows 8 it had crashes and now it doesnt want to boot so i tried to install windows 7 again but the disk wouldnt show and i tried to re install windows 8 and it shows up but now i go to try and format it in diskpart but it says it has no volume i already completely wiped the hdd since its 298/298 when i "list disk". here are the details on the disk

detail disk

Disk Id: 00000000
Type: SATA
Status: Online
Path: 0
Target: 0
LUN Id: 0
Location Path: PCIROOT<0>#PCI<1F02>#ATA<C00T00L00>
Current Read-only state: No
Read-only: No
Boot Disk: No
Pagefile disk: No
Hibernation File disk: No
Crashdump Disk: No
Clustered Disk: No

There is no volume.

It is really frustrating since this laptop is 10x better than my current pc and i need my laptop back, please any help is really appreciated

A:Disk partition has no volume (Annoying)

How did you completely wipe the disk?

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I ran check disk today, and when it was finished, it says the volume is clean. What does this mean? I've never seen this screen before when I run check disk. The same "volume is clean" message appeared once before, but I didn't tell check disk to run. I assumed it had to do with the dual boot I had(Linux/Windows). Is this a bad thing for my hard drive?

A:Check Disk Says Volume is Clean

It's an indicator that all is well (no errors on the disk) but it's weird that you're seeing it for the first time, if you didn't do anything different.

Maybe the effect of one of those automatic windows "fixes" ?

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(Sorry for the spell)

i am having a problem.In disk management i see the all volume correctly but in the DISK graph is not ok. Some of my volume are split in two parts.......

A:Hard disk volume problem

Hello neelam64,
I can't read the language in the screen print, but i think it says all your partitions are "Dynamic" type.
I'm no install/setup (or any) expert, but i believe DYNAMIC partitions is your problem and has created a mess.

You should get your partitions setup so they are NOT DYNAMIC, but you will LOSE ALL CURRENT DATA and need to re-install!

Here are some threads that may help:
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
what is the difference between basic and dynamic type of hdd volume

hope this helps,

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So just a while ago i booted up my pc and i got a disk check notice, no problem, so i let it check it and it gives me the volume check error, so i use a startup repair to see what went wrong and it says that my disk volume is corrupted, so im pretty much screwed for using disk check now, if there is any fix please tell me asap.

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I am having some problem with Vista, So i planned to install it again in few days. But as i friends said that Windows 7 don't support more than 3 Volumes/Hard Disk Partition. Now my problem is that, I have 5 Partitions(I used Disk Management to make new partitions) C: D: E: F: G:(100 GB each) and H: DvD Drive. Now i want to know if can enable those those partitions again after installation (F and G) without loosing the contents/data ?

Can't Stop myself from using these emo (They look nice than yahoo got) ..
Thank you!

A:Volume/Hard Disk Partiton

My system has 3 internal drives, 1 external drive; these are divided into 13 partitions; I'm also using a 1GB RAMDrive.
That's a total of 14 "drives" all running very nicely under Windows 7 Home Premium.
I stick a thumb-drive in there once in a while and sometimes an old ZIPdrive, too.
Never had a problem from Windows 7.

Be sure to back up all your Drives before adding/changing/deleting partitions.
There is a free partition manager called Partition Wizard that I use all the time with very good results.
It's much more flexible than Windows' Disk Management tool.
You might want to check it out.

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In my Event properties I getting a NTFS error that the file system structure is corrupt and unusable.

It tells me this is volume\Device\ HarddiskVolume3

Question is, Which hard drive is that?

In disk manager I have the following

Disk 0 F: drive
Disk 1 D: drive
Disk 2 C: drive
Disk 3 H&P: drive
Disk 4 G: drive
Disk 5 M: drive

I guess that's kinda messed up..huh!

plus other removable cf card / sd card / mmc card drives

I need to Chkdsk the volume3.

Can anyone advise.....?

Thanks in advance..


A:Hard disk volume question

Hello Chris,

To ID the drive, you can:
Open a elevated command promptIn the command prompt, type diskpart and press Enter.Type list volume and press Enter.Make note of which drive is listed as volume 3. You should see the drive letter and size to help ID it.Type exit and press Enter.Close elevated command prompt.

Hope this helps,

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Hello,I am having problems with Windows Vista and don't know what caused this.When I turn on the computer, it brings that loading image with the green bars and then it restarts right after that. It does the same thing when I try to login in Safe Mode.I ran System Repair many times, but it can't fix the problem. When I scroll all the way on the bottom of the report it says "system volume on disk is corrupt." I've also tried command prompt and have tried the following commandsFound these commands by searching on the net and thought might fix the problem so I gave it a shot and no luck.bootrec /rebuild - it didn't give me an option to types yes
then tried bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
ren C:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /rebuildbcdI took the hard drive out, and plugged it on my other computer's external USB device and backed up my files onto that computer.At last I gave up and though I should just do a fresh recovery, but I can't because I can't find the CD-Key. I checked everywhere for the CD-Key -- on the computer, to the CDs that came with the computer, and all the paperwork and couldn't find it anywhere.So does anybody have a solution to fixing this OS, or how I can recover my CD-KEY at least with some program on a bootable CD?Thanks

A:System volume on disk is corrupt

hi,,, on your pc somewhere there is a little sticker with the os product key,,, its usually a blueish green and pink thing with barcodes on it and says Micro$oft on it,,, at the bottom it says product key then the key follows,,, try this,,,,,
also open start menu, right click on computer and click properties and scroll to the bottom of page,,, it says product id,,,
good luck.

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I will try to make it simple. I installed windows 7 from an external hdd by making a partion active.

install went through fine. but the problem is. the external hdd that i installed from became the system partion under disk management, and now i cant boot to os without having my external hdd connected.

How can i move the system files. bcd files onto my os hdd.

I had the same problem earlier but forgot the fix. It was some commands from bcdedit or bcdsomething.

A:need to change my system volume to another disk

Boot Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, open a Command Line to mark Win7 partition Active using DISKPART Commands given here: Partition - Mark as Active

Next using the same steps as above, mark the external HD Inactive.

Now power down, unplug external HD, set Win7 as first HD to boot in BIOS setup if not already, then boot back into DVD/repair CD, accept any offered repair. When this fails to start Win7, boot back in again to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums.URL

System Repair Disc - Create

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i was shrink 80 from 130 gb Partition but when iam going to make new volume from Unallocated disk iam getting this
Please help me how can i fix this and what is the problem ?

A:When making new volume from Unallocated disk I'm getting this

Which partition are you trying to shrink ? D or E ? It looks as if you only have the 100 MB unallocated space there. Don`t mess with it.

Can you give us a shot of disk mgmt b4 you attempt anything ?

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I found this under Windows Log in Computer managemant. This error occurs after every reboot.
"The file system structire on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume \Device\Harddisk\VolumeShadowCopy1"
I get this for copy 1, 2, 3, 7,etc. Is this in my setup or have I left something off? I did some searching but found nothing that matched up as I have it.

A:Disk Corrupt Shadow Volume????

Delete a shadow copy: File and Storage Services

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ70 Notebook PC, upgraded from Vista to Windows 7.

This morning when I tried to start up windows I get a Windows Error Recovery message with two choices: Launch Startup Repair and Start Windows Normally.
With repair it starts loading windows files and then starts loading windows, but It gets interrupted and turn black with a mouse pointer. ctrl+alt+delete does not respond nor does sticky keys (5xshift).
When I start windows normally, It does load windows but gets interrupted again but this time with a blue screen what says Unmountable Disk Volume.

However, I am able to go into BIOS and advanced boot options.
I've tried Safe Mode but I get the blue screen with the UDV error again. I've tried using a bootable repair cd, it does respond but after loading the files I get the black screen again. I also done the hard disk self test which I failed saying to replace hard disk 1 but I passed the SMART test.
Is the hard disk completely broken or will I be able to safe my files on it?

Can anyone help me with this problem?

A:Unmountable Disk Volume and BSOD

If you have access to another computer, go to the website of the manufacturer of the hard drive and download a disk drive diagnostic test.Then burn as a bootable cd and run on the computer with the quetionable hard drive.

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I am running windows 7 ultimate on my desktop. Surprising when i open "My Computer" All the disk are showing as unlabelled volume.
What should i do to get back my disks as Local disk(C) or Local Disk (D) etc.
I have found some viruses and deleted those.

Thank You

A:local disk unlabelled volume

A screenshot of disk management would help:
Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

Please make sure to widen the columns so we can see all the information in the columns.

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New to the site and I'm looking forward to learning a lot. I have an Asus k5e3 laptop and lately it has been giving me the Windows Error Recovery system did not shut down properly. I did the repair option and it said the problem was "system volume on disk is corrupt" Researched it and I guess my hard drive is about to die. My question is when i replace it, can i use the recovery disks for my laptop or will i have to buy Windows 7 again. Any help will be greatly appreciated. 


A:system volume on disk is corrupt

Hi sassenach01 You can use the Recovery disks that came with your laptop to reinstall Windows on a new hard drive. However, are you sure that your hard drive is failing? We could check it together and see if it is or not. The "System Volume Information" folder is where system restore points are kept, maybe they are just corrupted and needs to be deleted. In order to delete them, right-click on Computer and select Properties. From there, click on Advanced System Settings in the left pane and click on the System Protection tab. Click on the Configure... button followed by the Delete one at the bottom of the window to delete every restore points present on the system. Once this is done, let's check the health of the drive.Please download GSmartControl and save it to your Desktop.Extract gsmartcontrol-0.8.7-win32.zip to a folder, double-click on gsmartcontrol.exeA list of hard drives will appear, single-click each disk to see Drive Information and identify your drivenote: most machines will only have one or two entries, but an easy way to identify your drive is by its size.Double-click on the hard drive to see detailed Device InformationClick on the Attributes tab, do you see any red or pink entries like the ones below? Please list the names in your next reply if there are any.Click on the Perform Tests tabSelect Extended Self-Test and click Executenote: this test can take several hours to runAllow the test to complete, the results will be displayed at the bottomPlease post the r... Read more

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Please help. Ten days ago my computer froze. When I restarted, I got a message saying something about local disk E: is 'dirty'. Can't remember specifics but 3 separate verification scans all said 'OK' and system started. After 2 more crashes in same day, I disabled 2nd hard drive and haven't had a problem.

yesterday I enabled E: drive to get Belarc Advisor report but system wouldn't start at all

I am using a Dell desktop
- Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

E: drive is 2nd internal hard drive used for media storage and playback. (western digital 640GB)
All files were scanned with Avira and Superantispyware (both free editions) before moving to E: drive. I also scanned entire drive with both before i disabled the first time...no warnings.

I have Belarc Advisor report for C: drive but E: drive is now sitting on my desk. If I can get a list of specific information you need, I should be able to find it.

Please speak slowly as I'm new to this. :)

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I know that partitioning can be done from the vista restore disk, but is it possible to shrink the volume of the C drive from the restore disk?

A:Possible skrink volume from vista restore disk?

i don't think it is possible from the disk i know you can inside vista

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I was setting up a Win7 new build with an Asus P8B75-V and an SSD. Although I previously have done clean installs with UEFI motherboards and SSDs, this time the install DVD created a GPT volume on the boot disk (much to my surprise and which I discovered opnly after loading all the apps, moving the email, etc, etc.).

Knowing a lot more about basic MBR volumes (and how to fix problems), I would like to convert the GPT to a basic volume. I have Acronis DiskDIrector 11 which can convert the GPT to MBR, but when I tried that, it rendered the disk unbootable. (The conversion resulted in a 124MB unallocated space, followed by a 100MB FAT32 volume (!?!?!), and then the rest of the drive as NTFS.)

Is there a way to convert a boot disk from GPT to basic and have it be bootable? Is there anything that can be done with the converted HD to make it bootable?

A:Can a GPT boot disk be converted to a basic volume?

Update re: Disk Director 11. According to Acronis, "DD11 does not support EFI." The EaseUS software which claims to have the option on converting partitions from GPT to MBR does not seem to actually have that option and the menus on the web do not match the (most recent) downloaded version. I am concluding that it cannot be done. (Sigh)

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when I tried to extend the Hard disk volume D to an unallocated disk space, I got the error
message. I am susing Window 10 and can you suggest some solution pease

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So I have a large HDD which I have been juggling some information on. I am now left with a 500gb partition with all my data, and 1TB of free, unallocated space. However when I now try to expand this volume to use all the unallocated space, Windows disk manager only let's me do so if I create a dynamic volume, which I don't want. So is there any way around this, or any idea what might be causing it?

A:Can't expand volume without creating dynamic disk

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Don't accept dynamic, whatever you do.

It sounds like you need to create an extended partition.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

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I have been running bootcamp on my IMac for quite some time now, and I've began to run out of space on my C: drive. I have shrunk the size of my Mac OS partition, however I cannot extend the Windows 7 partition into the free space. I would prefer to do this without external programs, as I have had trouble with them before.
Also, here is an image of the Disk management window when I try to get it to extend.

A:Cannot Extend Volume In Disk Management On Bootcamp

Welcome to the forum,

Unfortunately you will have to resort to a third party program because windows disk manager won't let you extend to the left.

The partition wizard bootable CD is a good choice,

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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