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Q: partition magic shows partition type as "other", windows shows "healthy"

when i open Partition Magic 8 i see my Maxtor 6Y120P0 drive in a yellow color and the file system marked as "other":

but my Windows 2000 Disk Management shows healty:
under windows i can read and write to the partition, so what is wrong? what does Partition Magic wants?

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A: partition magic shows partition type as "other", windows shows "healthy"

Quote from Symantec:
There are currently no versions of PartitionMagic that support Windows® 2000 dynamic drives.Click to expand...

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I have four external drives (FAT32) and opened Partition Magic a couple of days ago. It said one drive was "BAD". MS Disk Administrator says drive is "Healthy".

I am able to access this drive through Windows Explorer and do anything I want with the data. This appears to be a false reading by Partition Magic but I am not completely convinced of this because it has been such a good program for many years.

Do you think I have a failing drive?

A:Partition Magic says drive "BAD". Disk Administrator says "Healthy"

I wouldn't trust either program. Find out the manufacturer of the hard drive and download their hard drive diagnostics. The manufacturer's own tests should give you a much better idea if its in good shape or not.

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I have two "Healthy (Recovery Partition)"s and a "Healthy (EFI System Partition)" that were not there when I got my laptop and that I cannot delete. I have a Windows 8 laptop (recently updated to 8.1) and about a week ago I decided
to dual boot "Ubuntu 13.04". I only gave it a small 18.55GB partition of my hard drive as I wanted to use Windows as my main OS and Ubuntu simply to make and Linux versions of games that I create. I noticed after doing so that it added a "Healthy
(Recovery Partition)" to the beginning of the drive (the first one listed).
I could never get it to be added to the Windows boot loader correctly with EasyBCD and I had to keep going to the boot options to pick the GRUB2 and then Ubuntu. I really didn't want to keep doing this and I was having some problems with Ubuntu video
drivers as well. I figured that I would just use a different computer for Ubuntu so I took it off of my laptop and formatted the partition it was on. It worked okay but there was still that first "Healthy (Recovery Partition)" that I couldn't
delete but I just ignored it.
After updating to Windows 8.1, I thought that maybe the boot loader would work so I tried partitioning and installing Ubuntu again (I know, mistake) but it still didn't work and I could even get it load up correctly. So I finally gave up and have completely
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A:Can't delete extra "Healthy (Recovery Partition)"s and "Healthy (EFI System Partition)"


According to your description, I suggest you try using Diskpart command to force-delete it.

Please perform the following steps:

1. Open a command prompt as administrator.
2. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart in the command prompt.

3. In the ?Diskpart? prompt, enter rescan command and press Enter key to re-scan all partitions, volumes and drives available.

4. Then type in list disk and press Enter key to show all hard disk drive available.

5. Select the disk that contains the partition you want to remove. Normally, with just 1 hard disk, it will be disk 0. So the command will be:

Select disk 0

Finish by Enter key.

6. Type list partition and press Enter key to show all available and created partition in the disk selected.

7. Select the partition that wanted to be deleted by using the following command, followed by Enter key:

Select partition x

Where x is the number of the recovery partition to be removed and unlocked its space. Be careful with the number of this partition, as wrong number may get data wipes off.

8. Finally, type in delete partition override and press Enter key.

Hope this helps.

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Yesterday, I had to perform a new installation of Windows XP because I somehow corrupted some system files beyond repair. Now I have everything up and running anew and have made all the Windows updates and it's all honky dory. However, I just went to the Disk Managent Console with the intention of re-assigning drive letter for my storage partitions (not the one that contains Windows) and ran into a problem.

I have a partition set up on my main hard disk to use exclusively for Window's pagefile. I have not yet set up Windows to put the pagefile there. This is the next partition after the primary partition that contains the OS. I wanted to set the drive letter of this partition to Z: to get it out of the way in Windows Explorer. However, the partitions shows as:
Healthy (System)
whereas the main Windows partition shows as:
Healtyh (Boot)

This is really weird because in the past, only the Windows partition would show up as (System). I'm afraid I might have somehow screwed up during the Windows installation.
Does anybody know why this is ocurring and any possible solutions that do not include re-installing Windows?

If it's any help, when I set Windows Explorer to show all files here are the files that are on that partition:
RECYCLER (folder)
System Volume Information (folder)

Thank you.

A:Partition shows as "system" in Disk Management Console

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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Windows 7 Ultimate with ESU installed and activated/licensed as shown by slmgr /dlv, but when I install an ESU patch (i.e. KB4550964), it fails with the CBS logging "NO ESU KEY FOUND." Should note that I've tried two separate ESU keys now. I re-installed
the Windows OS key and the ESU key and activated with VAMT and tried MS activation servers as well, but neither helped. Slmgr says everything is licensed i.e. "License Status: Licensed" on both ESU and OS keys. Windows
App log shows 80070661, which is pretty vague and I double-checked it is a 64bit update on a 64bit OS.
CBS.log excerpt:
2020-04-25 12:32:25, Info                  CSI    00000001 ESU: Product = 1.
2020-04-25 12:32:25, Info                  CSI    00000002 ESU: Failed to Get PKey Info c004f014 [Error,Facility=FACILITY_ITF,Code=61460 (0xf014)].
2020-04-25 12:32:25, Info                  CSI    00000003 ESU: Product is in Range
2020-04-25 12:32:25, Info                  CSI    00000004 ESU: checking : 33 (0x00000021)
2020-04-25 12:32:25, Info                  CSI    00000005 ESU:
2020-04-25 12:32:25, Info                  CSI    00000006... Read more

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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Dear Experts,

I have created windows image on Drive F: but delete it after some time manually due to some space prob.
But while backup shows about 40 GB only few GB space got free after deletion. When i try to again take the the backup using windows 7 backup & restore option, its still shows 35 Gb of System Image in drive F: when i brows the Manage Disc Space option but i cant find it on the same drive. (Plz see attached pic)
Plz help me to locate this and delete the same.


A:Cant find "System Image" of 36 GB but its shows on "Manage Disc Space"

Hello sattyaji, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may still be showing if the system image was created as part of a Windows backup. Using the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup should clear it for you, but you will need to set up your backup again afterwards.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,

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i want make a dvd disk for my compaq recovery, but it always shows "this is not a blank disk, please insert a blank dvd?". wut should i do to get a recovery dvd? (i have updated my drive, but nothing useful. i have tested my burner with nero, it works fine.)

A:"compaq Recovery Cd/dvd Creator"!!! why it always shows "this is not a blank disk"?

plz help!!!

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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Hey, whats up? New here.

Right now my hard drive is split up into two partitions: System and Storage. However, when installing 7, for some odd reason, the installer put the boot manager (I think it is the boot manager) on my Storage partition, when I want it on the System partition. Is there a way I can non-destructively move the boot manager to the System partition and redirect to boot from there, instead of being located on the Storage partition and booting from the System partition. In essence, I want to move it and tell it to boot from itself. Is there a way to non-destructively do that?

Also, according to this tutorial (Product Key Number - Uninstall and Deactivate in Windows) I can deactivate 7. I was wondering, does that free up the install key for another use or is that use of the key permanently lost even though I deactivated 7?

A:Moving bootmanager from "Storage" partition to "System" partition

As long as it is not OEM version, you can move Win7 to any computer of your choice as often as you want - as long as it is on only one computer at a time. Just uninstall it first by running from Elevated Command Prompt the command slmgr -upk., or If you don't want the old installation just delete it using the Installation DVD or a partition manager.

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings showing all columns, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, and we will give you the steps to move the System boot files to Win7 partition.

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My notebook is set to the recommended screen resolution, under display settings that allows you to change the text size indepdenent of the screen resolution, I was expecting to see 3 radio buttons (as per the windows 7 tutorial) but I can see only "Small" and "medium". I haven't played around with different screen resolutions to see if it has any effect.

I wonder if it needs some driver update or related to my screen resolution or whatever? Thanks.

A:display settings only shows "Small" & "Medium"

I really don't know, but the Nvidia driver automatically makes some adjustments, depending on what it is installed on. I suspect that they feel no one would want the large text on a small display.

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Please help us to troubleshoot the following problem in our Compaq NX 9000 Machine with Windows XP Professional Operating System:-

- An error shows with two options "Switch to" & "Retry" after booting the machine, which forces to press "Retry" button in the error window repeatedly and as you press this "Retry" button, "Start Menu" automatically opens and it then again asks to press "Retry" Button.

Thanks to all helping members.


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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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This is confirmed with IE11. However if set Microsoft Edge as default web browser, the issue is gone.

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Hello, I'm interested in the following:

Connecting "Desktop" to other partition than Windows "C:", so if I drop files on DSKT for easy reuse and availability, they copy on, f.e., "D:" or other partition.

Any way to achieve this?

Thank you.

A:Connect "Desktop" to other partition than Windows "C:"?

I just go to the other partition or HDD, right-click the drive letter/icon and drag to the desktop choosing Create shortcut here. That works but it probably would be better to do the same with a Folder on the other drive. Dropping a file on the icon should copy or save it there.

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With EaseUS Backup Tool, I've cloned these two partitions ("System Reserved" and "C") to same-sized partitions on a external HDD ("X" and "Y"). Picture tells it concisely:
How to make drives "X" and "Y" boot-able?

In "Disk Management", I've noticed these partition labels missing:"X" (or "System Reserved") is missing System label,
"Y" (or "OS") is missing Boot, Page File and Crash Dump labels

Thank you!

A:Both "System reserved" and "C" partition cloned to external HDD: boot?

You cannot boot Win7 on external HD, unless it is connected via eSATA.

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Hi All,

Thanks in advance for any help.

I purchased and installed an Iomega 34766 NAS yesterday. I have three machines that run Windows 7 (2 - Ulitmate 32bit & 64bit; 1 - Professional 32bit) and a Windows xp machine.

I am having trouble getting the Windows 7 Professional 32bit machine to show the NAS as a computer under the network folder. It will show the NAS as a Media Device and Other device. I can access the device as a media device, but when I click other device, it opens a IE browser and errors out. I have not been able to map the device in windows explorer either. This NAS has a print server built in and it will not show the printer either.

My other two Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 bit (Desktop-Windows & HTPC) machines work just fine and the NAS shows under the computer and media device and does not show as other device. The printer pluged in the NAS works like a charm.

The primary computer that I need to work is the windows 7 professional version (LPC-PC) thats not working.

I posted a screen shot of what I am looking at from the computer that does not work and one of the machines that is working.

As a side note, LPC-PC is my laptop and it is the machine that is not working. Desktop-Windows and HTPC are the two machines that it is working just fine on.

I am able to connect to LPC-PC from Desktop-Windows; however I can not connect to Desktop-Windows from LPC-PC.

When I first started messing with LPC-PC it was not even showi... Read more

A:NAS shows as "Media Server" and "Other Device"

Well I solved my own problem and feel a little silly. I just happened to check my msconfig.exe and I had it set to selective startup with the first option for services unchecked.

Everything is now up and running. My NAS is showing and I can connect to all my computers.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I wasn't sure whether to post this here, or in the Vista forum. Please move if this isn't the correct place.

I'm in the process of obtaining "Partition Magic" to partition the hard-drive on my Vista Home Premium System.

I'm a real beginner at these procedures and wondered how easy it is to do, and whether there are "pit-falls" I should be aware of.

The master drive, C, shows 116 G of 148 G free, NTFS. And a smaller, 4.89 G, EISA partition. The system came without disks. I want to keep the operating system on one partition and store my photos, folders, etc. on the other. 50G has been suggested as the size for the partition holding the OS.

When I right clicked my C drive icon, I got the message that it can't be formatted as it holds the Vista system files. I presume this isn't anything that will interfere with partitioning.

Your help and advice would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Partitioning Hard-Drive with "Partition Magic"

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I installed Win7 32 and Win7 64 on partitions "C" and "D" respectively. I have deleted Win32 and have unallocated space. I want to know if there is a way to move the "D" partition to the unallocated space and still have it bootable.

A:How to move "D" partition" to "C" partiion slot

When you boot into Win64, you should see it designated as "C" -- as that is the default drive letter for the Windows native OS partition.

The bigger problem is that, if the boot loader was in the old "C" partition, it's gone now, and unless you have either a Win7 install DVD, or you made a Win7 Repair CD, you will not be able to boot Win7.

If you can't get into Win7, you can purchase a Win7 Repair CD image from the following link and make a bootable CD from it: Windows 7 Recovery Disk and Repair Disc Download

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I have 3 partitions on my external No 2 drive and was resizing the middle partition (L:) larger because it was almost out of space, taking the extra 30 Gb from the following almost empty (M:) drive.

The Partition Magic program exited to run in DOS, and completed the first of two operations in the prepared batch file - viz partition M: was resized from 65 to 30 Gb.
The second operation seemed to go ok and completed, and when I went back to my laptop I found the laptop had already closed down.

After rebooting, Drive L: was unaccessable, and was now renamed simply as: "Local Disk (L:)" [It should have been: "2 - Audiotapes mp3 Archive"]

In Windows Explorer, a 'Left Click'brings the message... "L: is not accessible - The File or Directory is corrupted and unreadable"

In Partition Magic the drive is referred to as: "?G?" with the new size of 95001.5 Gb (this is correct size).
It claims to be all used up, with 0.00 unused space, and also Status as 'none' - and Logical drive (again correct)
It is an NTFS drive and run on Windows XP.
Hard Drive is Seagate 200Gb (Other 2 partitions are ok)

'Properties' in Partition Magic brings up Error code #19 "at end of something"
Check for errors brings up Error code #7 "Operation cancelled by user" - ??

When I use Norton Disk Doctor, I get... "Unable to access Drive L: - The volume does not contain a recognised file system"

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A:"Problem with Partition Magic & Unreadable Drive L:"

You can
Fist way: the "GetDataBack for NTFS" to get you'r lose data.
Secend way:in "Hirron CD" menu goto "Rocoverytools" and then on that page select "wintwrnals Disk cmdr"

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I have run Partition Magic for years without any problems but had one this last weekend.

While trying to resize two partitions, this message appeared. "Exception C0000005" and I do not know what it means. It did not complete resizing of the two partitions. My computer did not crash and I have it running just fine but would still like to resize the partitions.

My Partition Magic 8 program is from Powerquest and they were always available to help and provided excellent advice even when there was no problem with their program.

Symantec (new owners of Powerquest products) is a different story. Went to their web site and got no advice, no suggestions on where to look, etc. This is one of the reasons why I no longer am willing to use any Symantec program.

A Google search did not give any help either.

Any one ever have this problem who was able to find out what it means and how to cure it?


A:Partition Magic "exception C0000005"

Do the partitions look healthy and normal now? Does PM see any problems with them?

You should always run a chkdsk from the Recovery Console (or any other way) and be sure that there are no errors on the drive before trying to partition. Try creating the PM rescue disks and booting with those. Look through the menus and get partition information. Often in this process minor errors in partition sizes, start/stop positions of the partitions, etc. are repaired by PM. Minor errors of this sort are insignificant to Windows' accessing the partitions normally, but can cause partitioning problems.

You might also download the trial of Partition Table Doctor to see if it detects any errors.

The specific error you are getting seems to be a general protection fault (though I had little luck finding anything about it, either). After thorough checking that your partitions are error-free, try partitioning again, only this time when the machine reboots, tap F8 until you get boot options and choose Safe Mode. The xmnt... program from PQ set to run as a boot-executable will still run.

The error may be caused by a firewall or AV driver that loads early in the boot sequence. See what you are able to accomplish with the "Rescue Disks".

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Hey everyone, I just got a new Sony SDM-HS75 17" LCD monitor to replace an old 15" CRT for christmas...and i went to set it up tonight and when i did and turned my computer on it showed the bios and the windows XP loading but after it loaded it would go black and show the "No Input Signal" box on the screen and then go into sleep mode soon there after. I rebooted but the same thing happened... i know its not the computer because the CRT monitor has been working fine on it for almost a year now and still is working, but i'm baffled to as to what the problem is... followed the manuals troubleshooting instructions and installed the drivers and set the monitor setting to that of my new monitor, but that didnt work...also tried switching it into "Plug and Play" as the monitor setting but that didnt work either... can anyone please offer me some advice as to how to get this working? any and all help is appreciated... Thank you - Justin

A:New Monitor Shows Boot Up But Then Shows "no Input Signal"

Ii's probably this. Boot into safe mode (tap F8 on boot up), and set the resolution to 60-65Hz. Then reboot as usual. The new monitor probably cant handle the res it is set at now.

If that doesn't work, come back.


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I have an HP probook 4530s.

It has 500gb hard disk, and it had only one partition, so I used Easeus Partition manager to create multiple partitions, I shrink-ed the C partition to 100gb, and then I couldn't create partitions in Easeus, so I tried the built in Disk management utility, and created the partitions and I agreed upon converting all volumes to simple.

so long story short.

My laptop is turned on, the C partition is simple, now if I restart my pc, will the computer load into windows 7, or there will be problems?

Edit: If not, how do I convert the simple partition back to System?

Please help T_T

A:Will windows7 start on "Simple" type partition?


Post a screen capture image of your Disk Management screen please.


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Hi folks.  This is after doing an upgrade from Server 2008 to Server 2008 R2 mind you.  Not sure if that matters.  

I was having problems with RDPing to my Win7 clients so I checked that remote desktop was enabled.  When doing so I saw that it informed me that I had to allow rdp access in the firewall which I know had been done before.  After looking around I realized that my network profile had been changed to "Public".  I also noticed that my active network shows as "unauthenticated".  What does this mean and how can I fix this?  How did this happen?  Thanks.

A:Network shows as "Unauthenticated"....Changed my network profile to "Public"

How many DCs are there in the domain?
I suggest that you remove the Windows 7 computer from the AD, and exit the Windows 7 computer from domain. Then, re-join the computer to the domain. How does it work now?
If the issue persists, please temporary disable the firewall on both computers. Also, please check if Network Location Awareness service is enabled on the server and Windows 7 computers.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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Hello everybody. Here's my story. I have 2 HDDs:
1) 1TB with 2 partitions: System (where Windows 7 is installed) and Hard Disk (with programs)
2) 500GB with 1 partition: Storage (with all the unnecessary files I don't want to delete)

My problem is that the last partition became Active and System. It happened like that. I had some troubles with SATA cable so I had to disconnect my main HDD and connect DVD-Drive with that same cable and my main HDD with the one I used for DVD-Drive. What I didn't notive at first was that the 500GB hard disk became the first one in the boot row. After some time I noticed that Storage became my Active and System partition. I tried making the partition with Windows Active and making that one Inactive but I couldn't load the system after that, I had BOOTMGR is missing error, so I had to swich back with Paragon software. Any ideas how can I make my original System partition to be active and system and that useless partition to become simple data storage once again?

A:Partition is "Active" and "System" though it shouldn't be

Plug 1tb into first SATA port, mark it Active using Diskpart from Win7 DVD Repair Conosle or Repair CD, or use free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Then mark Inactive 500gb plugged into Disk1.
Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Set 1tb on DISK0 as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD/CD drive.

Boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts on its own and is correctly marked System Active. You may have to unplug the 500mb HD if it interferes.

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I have a disk that contains a Win7x64 partition. Previously the drive contained a small, active boot partition that would load Windows from the current partition. Now, however, all that I have is the Windows partition. I rebuilt the MBR/Partition table, and my Windows partition is active. Now, I'm trying to build the BCD and related files so that my system will load Windows.

I booted from the Win disk and tried the automatic repair three times, which did not help. So, I tried the following manual operations at the command prompt:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootsect /nt60 all /force
attrib -h -s C:\boot\BCD
del C:\boot\BCD
bcdedit /createstore c:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit /store c:\boot\bcd.temp /create {bootmgr} /d "Windows Boot Manager"
bcdedit /import c:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device partition=C:
bcdedit /timeout 10
attrib -h -s C:\boot\bcd.temp
del c:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit /create /d "Microsoft Windows" /application osloader
bcdedit /set {ca9be6f8-ff00-11e2-87ab-da25c2e31d5c} device partition=C:
bcdedit /set {ca9be6f8-ff00-11e2-87ab-da25c2e31d5c} osdevice partition=C:
bcdedit /set {ca9be6f8-ff00-11e2-87ab-da25c2e31d5c} path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
bcdedit /set {ca9be6f8-ff00-11e2-87ab-da25c2e31d5c} systemroot \Windows
bcdedit /displayorder {ca9be6f8-ff00-11e2-87ab-da25c2e31d5c}

Every command completed successfully, but Windows will not start. The system boots, but hangs with a cursor in a black screen. I can't think of any oth... Read more

A:Making a Windows partition bootable without a "reserved" partition

Those edits are old school, XPired methods that leave you without WinRE and other important functions. We use automated methods now since there are many more parameters requiring testing and repair than just the BCD when you change the Active boot partition.

Mark the Win7 partition Active, then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Hi there
This is an IE only issue.
Every time I go to intranet in IE - on first request IE shows "Please come back later" - refreshing works fine - how to fix so it shows on first request
Any help on fixing this will be appreciated.

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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One feature I really liked in XP was the ability to look in a folder through My Computer and sort the files by extension. For example if I wanted to get all .jpg files to one side of the folder as I looked for a file, I could click View, Arrange Icons By, Type and make that happen. I don't see that feature in Windows 7. I'm using W7Pro and can't find that or a similar feature anywhere. Is it here and I just haven't found it? TIA


open a window ,click organise/layout /menubar.
then when you click view in the menu bar group by is in the list

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I am opening "My Computer" shortcut from the desktop, in the taskbar, the pinned "shows desktop" is getting highlighted. I restarted and stuff, still the same. Does anyone know why?

A:When I click Windows Explorer, it shows on "show desktop" shortcut

Hello, in the right side of the Win7 taskbar is a built-in show desktop shortcut. Just wondering why you have a pinned one?
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Delete the pinned show desktop shortcut. Hope this helps.

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This problem has recently arisen - probably after an update. I have searched the Web and there seems to be a lot of folks with the same problem. None of their suggestions have worked. I have no pending updates. I have no failed updates ( did have an old failed update for microsoft essentials but have since uninstalled the program). If I reboot, system boots normally and the start menu button shows normal. After a while (few minutes) it reverts to 'Shut Down'. I have tried booting in safe mode but that doesn't solve the problem either. Any thoughts?


A:Windows 7: start menu button shows "shutdown"

Hello sndflea,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if the Start menu power button is set to what you wanted, and if it sticks after changing.

Power Button - Start Menu

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Since my free upgrade to Windows 10, I see the message "Working on it..." whenever I try to open My Computer/File Explorer. It stays this way for a few minutes and doesn't show the drives during this period. If try to click anywhere or close the window, then the window switches to "Not Responding".
Other problems that I am seeing seem to be related (or not) are:
1. Right-click menu takes a LONG time to appear when clicked on an icon.
2. The "Open File" and "Save As" menu from inside any program also takes a LONG time to open (just like File Explorer). If I do try to click or try to close it, I again see the "Not Responding" message.
I've been try to get rid of this problem since the upgrade, but no luck yet.
Would anyone have a fix for it?
See attached images for details (Faced the issue related to the "Open" option when browsed the PC to add these images).


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I have a Windows 8.1 workstation that is an acting SCCM Pull Distribution Point. 
I am trying to troubleshoot why it is not receiving packages from my SCCM Site Server and when I tried to run rsop.msc, I get the following error:

I am hoping this is not some serious WMI corruption issue. 
Any help here would be much appreciated. 

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Hi guys..i downloaded and the windows 10 update from my inspiron 15 5000series and then when it started installing it, it restarted itself and many times and then it only shows the "dell" logo for a couple of hours so i pressed the power botton for a long time till it turned off (i know i shouldn't but i did it) and then i pressed it again to turn it on but it only keeps showing the dell logo for ever.
Please help me, idk what to do

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Dear all,

When installing the windows 7 yeasterday I came across an interesting thing, i'll try to be brief:

At a step where you choose the drive to install the Windows to, and format it when needed, I saw 2 "system", as they were called there, partitions/drives:

One is my SSD, which is where I would install win7,
The second one is just a regular HDD, which by no means could appear as "system" drive.

Well I thought Ok, nvm, let me install just like I wanted - on my SSD and forget about this thing. So i did after formatting the SSD.

Everything went totally fine with the system install, drivers etc., EXCEPT:

It doesn't boot from SSD, ALTHOUGH I did go to BIOS and changed the priority.
And even after that he kind a misses ssd.

I really can feel the difference in the speed of system loading.

And in Disk utility it shows 2 primary disks. One of them as said above is my HDD.

I didnt do anything to the HDD...

What is wrong?? I really would appreciate the help!!!

A:PC shows 2 "system" partitions/drives to install Windows 7. Help

What is wrong is that you had 2 hard drives connected when you installed Windows.

Bad idea.

Windows put your boot files on the HDD, not on the SSD.

How do you solve it?

Disconnect the HDD and do it over.

There are other ways to correct the problem, but that's what I'd do unless I had already spent a lot of time configuring and installing applications.

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I decided to upgrade my PC from Win7 to Win10 before the free upgrade time expires. It has been a bit of a nightmare.

After the upgrade completed I have no Internet Access. I know the hardware is good because when I revert back to my image of Windows 7 I do have Internet Access.

When I type
ipconfig /all
I get only this. No ipconfig numbers at all.

Windows IPConfiguration

Host Name: MyComputerName
Primary Dns Suffix: blank
Node Type: Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled: No
WINS Proxy Enabled: No

The Ethernet card shows working properly

I uninstalled and reinstalled driver.

I ran
C:\> netshwinsock reset catalog
then I ran
C:\> netsh int ipreset reset.log
This gave me an error message
Access denied

My initial attempt to do the upgrade failed at about 44%. I googled this and removed my symbolic link that allowed me to move my user data to my D:. Google said there could be problems with that. After that the upgrade completed but I can't activate because I have no internet connection.

I suspect that deleting the symbolic link may have something to do with the problem but I don't know.

Any help would be appreciated.

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A friend of mine gave me his external hard drive with the hopes that I might be able to fix it.

It's a new external Western Digital that is 2TB in size and he purchased it within the last 2 or 3 months. I don't know what he did, but it wouldn't surprise me if he pulled the USB cord without properly unmounting the drive and something with his filesystem became corrupted. I don't know how to repair this.

The drive will show you a drive letter when you attach it to Windows, and using a partition manager (in Linux) shows the drive to contain an "unknown" partition type. In Windows, running "chkdsk e: /x /r" returns an error that says "chkdsk is not available for RAW drives".

Anyone know of a reliable (and preferably free) utility that might be able to repair this kind of problem quickly?

A:External hard drive NTFS partition missing; chkdsk says it's a "RAW" partition now

Is this a data recovery operation? Should be able to just format again if not.

Otherwise testdisk (http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk) might be useful to recover the partition info.

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Hey there:

As far as I remember, I had six partitions when my machine was fresh (I just bought it like 3 months back)
- one for win xp
- one empty (where I would later install Windows 7)
- one where I'd store my documents
- one big empty where I planned to install Linux sometime later
- one big partition where I'd store everything else ('Main' partition)

There was a virus problem with XP - I had AVG installed, and the virus would infect all the exe files on my computr and AVG would simply delete it (the infected exe's) which made matters worse.

Then I installed Win 7 on another partition, and used it for some time without much trouble, except once when I tried some partition manager (so it would be easier when I'd install Linux - for now the Linux plan has been cancelled) when I lost two important partitions somehow (the last two I think, I don't remember exactly). Looking at Disk Management (Computer | Manage | Disk Management), and possibly doing some other things I don't remember I was able to get the partitions back the way they were before (one of them empty).

XP was still there on my PC, I started it once and it damaged the exe files of Win 7 as well. So after a few days I decide to reinstall XP then realised that the drives had disappeared again, this time I wasn't able to recover them. I checked Disk Management, and saw that the two partitions had been merged into one "free space" partition that didn't sh... Read more

A:An empty and a filled partition merged as single "free space" non-partition

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Do you recommend "basic" or "dynamic" volume/partition method in Windows 10?

I plan to format a new 4TB HDD to be used for 3 purposes:

1. A secondary disk for windows paging file. Size = 3xRAM = 50 GB
2. Data drive (mydocs, music, video, photo, downloads, etc.) ~3.45 GB
3. Space for a image of my OS + apps of ~500GB

The OS and apps are on a separate SDD.


A:"Basic" or "Dynamic volume/partition method for HDD?

I'd keep the page file on SSD (you want it on the fastest drive you have) and have one partition on the new drive. There is no need to create a separate partition for system images - they can just go in their own folder.

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My operating system is Windows 7 32 bit.
I am using Laptop not Tablet, but when i look for navigator.userAgent, it says "Tablet PC" word in it.

I am thinking it is a bug.

I am not looking for a solution where i need to stop the "Tablet PC Input Service" windows service to not to show "Tablet PC" word.

My understanding is as long as i use Laptop i should not see "Tablet PC 2.0" word in navigator.userAgent.

If it is not a bug, how to differentiate between Laptop and Tablet.

Thanks in Advance

A:"Tablet" word shows up in IE for Windows 7 32 bit OS

One of the main differences is that on a Tablet PC you use a "stylus" or your fingers on the screen to operate it (touch-screen), whereas with a laptop you use either the touchpad or an external mouse and don't touch the screen at all.

The famous iPad from Apple is one example of a tablet

More info here: Tablet Vs. Laptop: A Comparison - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

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Hey there, not sure where to put this but here goes:

I had a friend bring me a laptop to fix, it had a nasty collection of viruses. So I took the hard drive out and plugged it in to anoter machine running XP to do a virus scan using Symantec Endpoint Protection. I didn't have a USB adapter handy so I just opened the case and installed it as a secondary drive. Scan was going well and finding plenty, but after 3 hours I needed to take the drive home to continue working on it, so I canceled the scan, shut down the PC, took the drive out, and went home.

At home where I did have a USB adapter I plugged it in and discovered that the system was now reading the drives inocorrectly. In My Womputer the main partition shows up as the 100mb System Reserved partition, while in Computer Management it shows up as a 280gb partition. In My Computer I see all the files one expects to see on the System Reserved partition and none of the operating system or user files.

So today I tried putting the drive back into the laptop and windows will not boot. Took it back out and tried it directly installed in a machine as a secondary drive, same as before, and get the same problem: can't access the main partition and can't see the little system reserved partition in the partition manager.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance and I apolopgise if this turns out to be a dumb question.

A:Main drive partition reading as "System Reserved" partition

The partition on that drive in which the boot manager files live must be set as "active", in order for the BIOS of your machine to go there to start the boot process. And it also must be of type "primary" in order for it to be set "active". If the partition in which the boot manager files you've mentioned live is currently not set as "active", then that would explain why you can't boot to that drive.

And of course, that hard drive must be listed as the first hard drive in the boot sequence of the BIOS setup, so that the "active" partition on that drive (which is supposed to contain the boot manager files) can be used to kick off the boot process.

This "active" partition is typically that 100MB "system reserved", with the real Win7 system partition itself being a second and much larger partition.

But there's nothing to prevent both (a) boot manager and (b) Win7 system from residing in the same physical partition, as long as (a) it's a "primary" partition and not "logical", and (b) is set as "active", and (c) the hard drive on which it lives is the 1st hard drive listed in the boot sequence for the BIOS.

Anyway, what is the nature of the two partitions you're looking at... i.e. the one with the boot manager files and the other with the Win7 system files?

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I leave My PC turn on last night and today i go back and see my 2 drive disappeared.i use "Disk Management" but couldn't see them.then i use "Acronis Disk Director Suite" and see them "Unallocated" and joined together...!if i use "Create Partition" option in acronis , all my data will lost...my question is :
how this problem happened ?
how can i create partition without losing my data ?

My HardDisk : ST3500418AS ATA

A:Partition "E" and "F" disappeared and unallocated

If you do not have your data backed up, I would use a program such as Partition Wizard to try to recover the partitions.

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

I would use the bootable version at the bottom of the above link.

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Windows 7: Have all my data on D and OS etc on C. LOTS of space on C but not enough on D so I "shrunk" the C drive. That put in an additional partition, "Unallocated" between C and D. Not what I want; I want to add the "Unallocated" space to D.

A:Add "Unallocated" partition to my "D" drive?

You need Partition Wizard bootable disk to add the unallocated space to D.

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

You need the last link, at the bottom--the bootable version.

Download it, burn it to a disk. Then boot from it.

If you can't figure it out, post back here and someone will walk you through it.

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