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Q: delete missing drive letter

In the snipet attached,you can see that drive Windows7(H) is missing.How can i delete that entry?

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Preferred Solution: delete missing drive letter

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A: delete missing drive letter

Perform a drive cleanup procedure as below and check whether it gets rid of it.

Remove all non-present storage volumes:

Download drivecleanup.zip v 0.8.1 from Drive Tools for Windows. Unzip it to a folder, select the 32bit or 64bit drivecleanup.exe depending on your OS and copy it to the c > windows > system32 folder.

Shut down your Comp, Unplug all USB devices from your computer.( you may keep USB KB and mouse plugged)

Reboot.

On an elevated command prompt type drivecleanup.exe and Enter. After the cleanup close the window.

Shut down your comp and reboot.

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My Iomega LDHD320-U USB HDD was running just fine with Vista 64 Ultimate [Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005"] until recently when it disappeared from My Computer [no drive letter] but was still visible to Device Manager. When I rebooted the drive letter reappeared but later when I resumed [from sleep] it disappeared once more. I searched the Internet but found no likely remedy.

I searched my System Event Log and found that my Windows Disk "C:" had a bad block [Event code 7] and so I scheduled a CHKDSK scan & repair on the next reboot. It took hours! but eventually found the bad block and seemed to repair the disk. The USB HDD drive letter reappeared after reboot and it now persists even after multiple sleep / resume cycles. Have you had this experience? do you have any explanation? Thanks.

K.

A:USB HDD Drive Letter Missing

There was some sort of conflict. I would assume something like a driver that failed to load.
This issue might have occurred after you installed, uninstalled, or updated a program or Windows Vista.
It may have been from corruption.

If it were my computer, I would make an SFC check and if everything is ok, I would just enjoy the computer.
System Files - SFC Command

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I just built a new computer which I am trying to set up identical to two of my present ones. The first terabyte hard drive is divided into 5 partitions, C thru G. Windows 7 is on C and Windows XP is on D. The other three partitions are categorized storage. I also added two more terabyte drives which are supposed to be H & I. Since my CD/DVD rom had assumed "H" in Windows 7, I reassigned the drive letter "J" to it. When I installed what was supposed to be my "H" drive, it showed up as "I". When I attempted to reassign the drive letter "H" to it, "H" is not on the list of available drives, So I tried renaming it to "Q" and then back to see if "H" would show up. It didn't. I went ahead and put the final drive in It was supposed to be "I" drive and indeed it came up correctly as "I" drive. So everything is in order now except for my "H" drive which still remains as "Q" until I can figure out how to make the "H" drive letter become available again. This si important to me since I do regular synchronization between my other computers and the drive letters need to be matched on all of them.
I am not on the new computer right now, but on my last built one which has the same setup. I didn't seem to have any problem on this one since the drive letters are all on order.
I've never had a lick of trouble getting them right on the XP partitions.
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A:Missing drive letter

mewnlite:
Have you tried to delete the partition? Then re-create it?

I had a problem a while back with a disappearing partition and doing this solved the problem for me.

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Hi everyone, I have a problem with the Drive letter on one of my drives. I used PartitionMagic to merge two of my partitions together and after merging, it asked me if I wanted to use DriveMapper to remap all the moved contents from the old drive to the new drive so I chose yes and it did. Now I am missing a drive letter for one of my drives and I know it is there because when I open up PartitionMagic, I can see the Drive with an asterisk in front of it but then when I go to My Computer, I can't see it there.

I was hoping that someone can help me out here.
 

A:Missing Drive letter

have u reformatted the drive or does it have some stuff on it? and I mean partition.
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i did a new install with xp on a 333mhz w/ maxtor 20g hd and c-drive letter is missing it show e drive as c-drive
 

A:c-drive letter missing

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I have five hard drives in my system. Recently after a reboot, one of my drives "vanished"
I rebooted again, it's back. SMART shows the drive is flawless - I suspect a loose connection or something.
My problem is that before the drive vanished, it was G:. Now it's D: (first open drive letter.) When I go into drive management and try to change the drive letter, it's not there. None of the drives showing have it, but it's not in the list.
I need this drive to be G: - how do I find where Windows thinks that letter is allocated and release it?Philo Janus, MCP Author: Pro InfoPath 2007 Pro PerformancePoint 2007 Pro SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 Blog @ http://philo.typepad.com/with-all-due-respect/

A:Drive letter missing after removing hard drive

The problem was that the drive letter I needed wasn't in the list.
A note for anyone who reads this in the future who does support - when working with someone who says "a drive letter is missing" make sure to understand if they mean the drive doesn't have a letter assigned, or if the problem is that the letter they need
isn't available. I saw a LOT of this while I was researching this problem - I could tell that the person asking the question was saying that the letter wasn't in the list, but the person trying to help would just point them towards drive management (where
they already were, if you read carefully)
In my case, it turned out I have software running that mounts iso files as CD drives. That's where the drive letter was - it had taken the assignment, but without an iso mounted, it didn't show up in drive management.
Philo Janus, MCP Author: Pro InfoPath 2007 Pro PerformancePoint 2007 Pro SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 Blog @ http://philo.typepad.com/with-all-due-respect/

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I've seen a few problems identical to mine, except the fix seemingly isn't allowed. I'm hoping for some guidance.

I have a WD800 HDD from my previous desktop I'm trying to access (Win 2000).
I bought an IDE/USB adaptor and plugged it into my new desktop (Vista.) All seems to be working (disk spins up, new hardware found, USB mass storage device ready) but the drive doesn't show up in "My Computer."
It does show up in both Device Manager and Disk Management. In Disk Managment is shows up with no drive letter.
The previous fixes I have seen suggested changing the drive letter and that seemed to solve it.
That where my problem starts - right-clicking only gives me the option "delete volume." The "change drive letter" is there but grayed out and inaccessible.
I do have admin right under both OS's.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you
 

A:External HDD missing (can't change drive letter)

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I installed a new 2tb hard drive to replace a 500gig (D. I need the data from Drive G: to be moved to the new drive and change the drive letter to D: making the new larger drive G:
I changed the drive letter of old G: to Z: temporarily. After formatting the new drive I used Acronis 2012 to clone the old G: to the new drive. I made the new drive G: and it appears in my system. Instead of saying Primary Partition like my other data drives it says Active, Primary Partition. Is that a problem? What does that mean that it is active?

I want to change the old G: now called Z: to D: (the removed drive) but that letter is missing from the list of available drive letters. How do I get it back?

A:Missing drive letter in Windows 7 Disk Management

Hello Sxcd1,

Can you please upload and post a screenshot of your Disk management window:-

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY

Run disk management:
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
This method gives you a display without the unneeded navigation pane.
WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top.
Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.
Make a snapshot:
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save
Post the snapshot:

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Thanks for your cooperation!

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Hi guys,

I hav a brand new Sony Vaio E-Series which is 2 months old. It runs Windows 7 Home Premuim edition. I deleted the Recovery partiotion and re-partioned c: drive into 3 drives - c:, d: and e:

Everything was fine for 2 months. Suddenly today when i boot, i got the BOOTMGR is missing Error.

I put in a Windows 7 installation dvd and tried to fix the startup. But it didnt help.. When i tried to explore command prompt and system restore options.. I noticed a wierd thing..

The drive assignment has been modified. My Windows partition which was originally c: is now shown as e:. And my original e: is being shown as c:.

So, If I manage to change the drive assignments, the problem should be fixed. But how can I do it? In command prompt or using Windows recovery options?

Thanks for all your help and guidance...

A:BOOTMGR is missing Error on brand new Sony Vaio - Drive letter issue

Attached is a screenshot of bcdedit command..
Any help would be greatly appretiated..

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I have a drive that has a lot of information on it that I need. A user left our company and all of his files are on this drive. I was handed it and asked to build a VM with all his information on it. When I plug the drive in it loads the drivers and shows
up just fine in Computer Management (shown below), but not in Computer. So I think, ok, I'll just add a drive letter but that option is greyed out and won't let me. The disk is initialized and appears to be healthy. I have gone to device manager and made sure
there were no problems there as well. It was also an external drive so I removed it and made it an internal drive on my machine but got the same results. It shows up in BIOS but obviously can't boot off of it since it is not an OS drive.
Deleting/formatting the drive is not an option. Is there a way to get this drive accessible without that? Deleting it is the exact opposite of what I want done here. 
Thanks!

A:Change Drive Letter and Paths... greyed out. Can't assign drive letter.

That looks like a mac formatted drive, that's why it wont work on your PC. Try installing Paragon HFS+ for Windows.

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sir,

i have windows 7 desktop. there are some partition on it.but there is problem with these partition. All the three partition have the same drive letter.i attach a link showing the picture. all three partitions are dynamic , simple. if i open these drives only the contents of one drive are appeared. another two drive data are not shown in any manner.

i don't want to lose any data from any drive ......
please help me sir...
my windows is installed in c:\ drive which is also dynamic and there are no recent changes.only one change i did which is i shrink dynamic volume 50 GB from 206 GB and again mixed with 206 GB without allocating free space.

and only the c drive is on and d drive is off.but in my other desktop same configuration exist.
please help me...and please don't say change and remove drive letter...........waiting for response

A:changing one drive letter all 3 partitions change to that drive letter

First thing you're going to do is fill in the specs of the desktop whose snips you are showing us.

Then you're going to do the same with the second pc opening a second post with snips. Give it a different title like "Second pc with drive letters the same". Don't forget the snips.

You should not have dynamic disks in either machine. What did you do to accomplish this?

There exists a bevy of spectacular experts on this site that will be happy to help you. But give us ALL the info please.

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I want to rename drive E (10gigs) to lets say drive S...is it as simple as right clicking and renaming the drive in most cases right?. This is a one owner non networked home pc. (windows xp)

thks

T
 

A:Solved: renaming extended partition drive letter to another letter...plz help

Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . then Disk Management . .

In Disk Management, right click on the Drive an select change letter assignment . .
 

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Want to Assign a drive letter to a partitioned device but the letter is not in the list

I created a partitioned drive I went to assign letter G but I don't see it in the list. no drive is using the letter G I do believe that some USB is using letter G, but I don't see my USBs ( see image)

What can I do?

Thanks
CE

A:Want to Assign a drive letter to a partitioned device but the letter i

Do you have any USB storage devices like a card reader hooked up? Those would take up extra drive letters but not show up in Explorer until you put some media in.

I also notice you have disk drives C: and F: and a DVD drive on D: which makes me wonder where E: is...

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I lost my Event Viewer, and had to do a repair installation to fix it. Unfortunately, during the repair install, Windows decided to rename my second HD as the D: drive... it was K: before that. Now I cannot access any of my docs, pictures, music, or videos through the normal means... they don't show up in libraries or explorer, and apps like Restorator and Sure Thing (CD labeler) cannot find them. I think that means the paths are broken..?

It won't allow me to rename the HD back into K: (it's not listed as available). I can access the data by clicking Computer > D, and I can see the data is there, but its unusable as of now. Any ideas?

A:Can't change hard drive letter to needed letter

Hello Stevie,

To be safe, you should create a restore point before doing this in case you make a mistake and need to use it to do a system restore.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

1. If the K letter is not being used by another internal drive, then you can open regedit and navigate to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
2. In the left pane, Take ownership (step 2 in Option Two of METHOD TWO) of the registry key MountedDevices and "Allow" yourself "Full Control" of it as well.

3. In the right pane of MountedDevices, right click on \DosDevices\K: and click on Delete and OK.

4. Restart the computer to apply. You should now be able to change the second hard drive letter to K.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello

I had to open my pc and remove drives. Once re-installed, one of the drive has seen it's letter allocation modified. Since 2 application is pointing to G drive, I would like to be able to get it back.

Hard disk (2) Was G: Now, show has a D:
CD drive was D: Now show has E:

G: appear had a "movable" drive

What can I do to replace all drive letter allocation has it use to be

Any info appreciated

Martin

A:modifying drive letter: Letter to choose not in the list

To find out why the preferred letter is not available. Type disk management in the search bar on the start menu and select "create and format hard disk partitions". Look to see if the letter you want to use is already in use. If it is you will have to change it first.

This link might be helpful.
How to change drive letters--even when the letter you want isn't available | PCWorld

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Hi guys,

Sent a message to "technoflop" on this issue, nothing back yet;

What I know:

I get a SCSI ID assigned upon bootup of these Ultra II SCSI's
Seagate's Seatools software "sees" my stripe set at a low level
Read/Write diagnostic short & long tests pass
Defrag Summary:

Volume Video2
Volume size 67.82 GB
Cluster size 4 KB
Used space 59.64 GB
Free space 8.18 GB
Percent free space 12 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation 0 %
File fragmentation 0 %
Free space fragmentation 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files 921
Average file size 67 MB
Total fragmented files 0
Total excess fragments 0
Average fragments per file 1.00

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size 0 bytes
Total fragments 0

Folder fragmentation
Total folders 35
Fragmented folders 1
Excess folder fragments 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size 1 MB
MFT record count ... Read more

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the drive letter for my cdrom is missing in my computer and the drive will not work,in device manager there are yellow tags against the cdrom also against the video play any ideas anyone, also let me wish every one a heathy,happy and peacefull new year,
 

A:drive letter missing in"my computer"

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I have read many posts about this here but many of them talk about WinXP. I also have read some solutions but want to have some verification before I proceed. Here is what happened:
I have 3 hard drives connected to the computer. They are of varying sizes and brands. Hard drive #1 is a 30gb Maxtor (this originally had the OS on it but I deleted all and installed Win2000 on hard drive #2....this was a long time ago). Hard drive #2 is a WD 10gb. Hard drive #3 is a WD120 GB. I had Hard drive #1 set up as the master due to the OS being on this a long time ago. When I installed the OS on hard drive #2, I forgot to change it to the master, so it was still set as a slave and number 3 in the boot order. So after that, this was the standing order:
first to boot--- hard drive #1(misc data only)
second---- cdrw
third---- hard drive #2 (with OS on it)
Fourth---- hard drive #3 (misc data only)

This worked fine with no problems at all until I decided to delete all partitions on hard drive #1. This hard drive had not been used for a long time anyway and the data on it had been cloned to the hard drive #3 (into 2 partitions). It should be noted that I was using Roxio's Goback personal edition until now. Before deleting the partitions on hard drive #3, I had to disable GoBack. I did that and used Partitionmagic 8.0 to delete the 2 partitions on hard drive #3. When I clicked "Apply", it reminded me that this partition was set as active and if I deleted it than I would have to s... Read more

A:ntldr is missing after hard drive partition delete

still looking for advice.
 

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I recently was forced to use system recovery (F10 at startup) on my XP Home edition Hewlett Packard Pavilion 540n computer. This was due to viruses, and all sorts of other malfunctions that I have come to expect from XP Home. In any event, when we did this, it made the entire folder of C:\Documents and settings\Owner (the username we were using) inaccessable. This was bad, because it had lots of our files that we needes on it. We downloaded PC Inspector File Recovery and it copied the files out of the directory and we saved them where they should go. Now here's the problem: when I right click on my c drive and hit properties, it tells me that there's 24 point something gig used, and 7.5 or so free, and a capacity of 32.9. Those three numbers all agree with each other, but I personally think that 32.9 gig is a somewhat strange number, especially since we are supposed to have a 40 gig Hard Drive. Now the aforementioned File Recovery program tells me that I have a 37 gig hard drive capacity which adds up to forty if you count the hidden partition that HP uses to store its system recovery (not system restore which is the roll-back feature). We seem to be missing some hard drive here. Also, as an added bonus, when I select everything in my C drive and right click properties it only adds up to about 12 gig. I seem to be missing even more space. When I right click on the C:\...\Owner, it tells me that it's size is 0, but since the File Recovery was able to get so much... Read more

A:missing Hard drive space, can't delete folder

Windows counts hard disk space differently than the HDD manufacturers. PC Inspector probably uses the HDD manu. numbers...that is resulting in the difference between windows and PC Insp.

Also if you have system restore on and haven't adjusted the settings, it is hogging 14% of your hard drive for the restore files. On top of that, Internet Explorer sets aside a large chunk of space (as much as 10%) of space for storing webpages and images. Also the Recycle bin sets aside space (again up to 10%) of disk space. SO that adds up to a possible 13.6 gigs of space inaccessable because it is reserved. ( I didn't even include the virtual memory set-aside).

To free up some space, right click on My Computer and choose Properties. Click the System Restore tab and turn off System Restore. Re-boot then repeat the above, and re-enable system restore. This will flush out the restore points. Then click the settings button and lower the amount of space set aside. 4% should be more than sufficient for about a weeks worth of restore points.

Next right-click on Internet Explorer...click on the delete files button to clear the cache. Next click on the settings button and reduce the amount of space the cache uses (1% works for me)

Last but not least, right-click on Recycle bin and choose global settings. Reduce the amount of space set aside for Recycle bin (again 1% works). Now check you disk space after a re-boot and you'll see much more available space.
 

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I'm just curious, because if we can assign a letter for a drive [for example, C:], then, can I assign a letter to a folder? Because when I save/open a file or anything like that, I can just type the letter of the drive if I want to access a drive, so I wish I could assign a letter to a folder.
 

A:Solved: If I can assign a drive letter, can I assign a folder letter?

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Hi dear Pro, it is not without difficulties that I write this message.oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
In few wrds my letter (o) ges crazy and does not work. It happened a month ago, and after a wigle around it stoppedoooooo
Terrible! Thanks to stick and paste!
I live in a block, where 1 guy receives all the network and then dispatch it t all the 10 flats. There shuld be Firewall between Web and him and between him and me...
I run XP SP2 and MaCafee doesn't say anything.
Any help will be highly considered.
Thanks

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I have Lenovo Yoga 500 UK.The right arrow on the laptop keyboard has started giving me the letter J rather moving cursor right.Since my original post I have now found that Delete key and Spacebar [sometimes] performs a Page Down.I cannot thnk of anything that I might have done beforehand to create this problem. I have updated driver.I have tried on screen keyboard and the arrow keys function correctly.I have tried USB keyboard and the arrow keys function correctly.I have tried all the other keys and they appear to function correctly.I have connected to a remote computer and the right arrow key on my laptop gives me letter J again.I have switched between UK and USA keyboards on my laptop and problem still there.I have searched Google and found nothing helpful. Any ideas please?Thanks. 

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After becoming infected with Antivirus Soft, I removed it without trouble using malwarebytes. Now buttons on different programs are missing the last letter.At first, I thought it was just a problem with malwarebytes.Then, since I got Antivirus Soft because of an outdated version of Adobe Reader, I downloaded and installed the newest version. This is after I had removed Antivirus Soft.Surprisingly, the cancel button was missing a letter too.Those are the only two programs so far I've noticed having the problem, but it's only been happening for about 5 minutes, so I assume there are other programs having the problem as well. Also, as you can see in the pictures, it doesn't affect all the buttons.What worries me is it happened to a program I downloaded after I removed Antivirus Soft. Did malwarebytes miss one of the files?

A:Some buttons missing last letter after malware infection

Try reverting back to Normal GUI without any themes and see if the issue still remains. If you what you said was true you would see that the Next on the Adobe installer would be missing the T or the >

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This one blows my mind and I am good with computers. Ok, I have a folder named mpg for my video files with several sub folders that's 6.23gb 623 files total on my C: . Out of nowhere every file and sub folder in just my mpg folder after the letter S is missing. I can do a search it should be on my C: but the search comes up with the files and folders all being shortcuts on my E: under the folder recent but when I click on them it says its missing or have been moved. Also when I click on the main mpg folder is does freeze for about 5 seconds and when you click back from a sub folder it does freeze for 5 seconds as well and its never done that before all this. This is a crazy one. The files and folders cant be deleted cause I didn't get any memory back. I did a virus scan and re-installed Service Pack 3 but nothing. Please help!!! Thank you.

A:Every video file\folder after the letter S is missing???

I know no ones properly heard of anything like this but quick update, the correct path should be C:\DataBackup\Media\mpg, every file and folder after the letter S are now shortcuts on the E:\Documents and Settings\Stephen\Recent but when you click on any short cut its been moved or missing and it says the location of the files is F:\Media\mpg and the F: is an external usb hard drive with no such folder name on there. Please anyone

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I have Windows Live Mail
I Have Messages In Folders they show the header but not the body of the text.
If you look at the properities of any mail, you can see the body of the text.
any ideas on how to fix this problem all new e mails do the same thing.

It Is A Pop3 Account
it was working fine before April 30 2010
no settings were changed
all messages that have been downloaded show hedder only when they are clicked on they no longer show the body of the letter.

When right clicking on header and looking at properities/details/message source. you can see what was writen but no attachments .

A:Body of letter missing on live mail

you can contact their technical support.

But look here for help: Message body not showing anymore

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Hi I have a new computer with the following details:

NB510-A082
PLL72V-01H00WAR
With Windows 7

The layout of the keyboard is different and the usual place of key for the letter 'Thaal' (which used to be on the left of the number 1) is no longer there. On the keyboard the 'Thaal' is now printed on the other side beneath the 'Daal' but when I try to type it, I only get a backslash.

There are two keyboard layouts installed on the computer but neither of work, I only get a backslash.

Is there a keyboard layout available which is compatible with the key layout on this computer, that I can download?

Thank you for your help
Peta Stewart

A:NB510 Missing Arabic Letter 'Thaal'

Hello Peta

Notebooks are country specific products and offered keyboard is compatible with preinstalled OS for certain region. Described problem is pretty specific so maybe you should contact Toshiba service and ask for explanation.

I presume your notebook is designed for ?Middle east region?. Is this right?

Have you tried to change keyboard input language?

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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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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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Hi,Bit of background first, my old harddrive , which was split into  C and D ,approx. 500 gig each, went Kaput,had it replaced with an SSD(at my request because I heard they don't overheat and are faster) by an experienced computer technician, and no longer  having to deal with split drives suited me fine.I only  have half the storage space now, about 500Gg in comparison to 1,000 Gg,  but cost was a factor at the time, SSD's being so expensive.Very happy with the new SSD, speed etc. My operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit , SP1. My backups were all stored on a Goflex external harddrive, which  the technician accidentally  dropped on the floor, he then replaced this with an external drive with an on/off switch. (Pleased about the on/off switch, the other didn't have one, very upset about the dropping my other one). All working fine, doing my backups to my new external drive  he gave me, using  my Acronis True Image software 2015 version, that I had always used.My old external  drive was set up to drive E, and all my previous backups in Acronis show drive E, so perhaps this is why the technician set this new one up to Drive F, not sure.And maybe this is why I got the error message below? Well, in my infinite wisdom (which with computer technology isn't great I must admit) I suddenly decided I wanted to backup to an external drive with the letter E,(E for External seemed so much mor... Read more

A:Changes to Drive letter & rename causing backup problems to external drive

 I don't use Acronis, but if you think changing the drive letter caused a problem, can't you just change it back?  The Administrative Tools applet of the Control Panel is what I've always used to change drive letters. Changing the name (I assume you mean the drive label) should have no effect.
 
 Good luck.

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i can't get my puter to read the data on an external hard drive. wants me to format it even though it recognizes the drive letter i gave it when i did format it. don't want to lose the 100+ gigs of data i have on this drive.
 

A:my computer recognizes the drive letter but not the data on external hard drive

Does the external drive work on another machine?

Also, while the drive is still connected, can you go into Device Manager (right-click My Computer, click on 'Manage...', click on 'Device Manager') to check for any yellow exclamation marks or red crosses next to anything in there?
 

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I'm playing with a recently retired server running 32bit Windows 7 Professional. Originally it was configured as RAID 0 with 5 SATA drives. Those drives are gone but I want to install a spare 2TB SATA drive that I have. Using the RAID Management software I have created the drive and it shows the correct configured capacity. I initialized the disk with Disk Management and it lists the disk as online but it doesn't show up in the volume list with a drive letter. My intention is to use the 2TB drive as media storage. Other than combing RAID and Windows 7, what am I doing wrong? Am I better off reformatting everything and reloading Windows?

A:Unable to assign drive letter to newly installed SATA drive.

I had the same problem this week with a drive like that. Have you tried to reformat it? Also make sure your system can handle a 2TB drive.

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xp cannot find it.......disk manager can.....do format and no drive letter help please.....thank you


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help trying to initialize an external hard drive on xp home ed

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i may not know enough about the problem to completly describe it...but i will begin......an 80 gig external hard drive was given to me..it was rebuilt on a win 2000 system....my home edition of win xp--reconginzes it....as disk 1- in disk manager....however it is not formatted or able to be found, and does not have a drive letter assigend to it... i logged on as "administrator" ...in safe mode, to see if i could get the drive path settings option to come up in disk manager ...i could not-------does any of this make any sense to anyone?.......that option still does not come up..under user or administrator...in disk managment--so it is unformatted and has no drive letter......thus xp cannot find it......

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model ME051
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1396 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A04, 12/22/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
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A:maxtor external hard drive unformatted and undesignated by drive letter

What size is the hard drive?

Do you know what motherboard you have?

STEP 1: CHECK POWER (click for expanded instructions further down the page)


Verify that the drive light and the light on the AC adapter (power supply) is illuminated normally.
It is sometimes necessary to contact Technical Support for troubleshooting and/or possibly to replace the power supply if it behaves unusually.





STEP 2: CHECK CABLING (click for expanded instructions further down the page)



Confirm that your USB/Firewire cable is firmly connected in a port that is on the rear of your desktop computer (if you have a desktop).
Try another USB or Firewire port.
If your drive is powered only by USB, such as the FreeAgent Go, the Maxtor OneTouch mini, and the Seagate Portable drive, then the drive's cable has two USB connectors. Try connecting both of the free USB connectors into a USB port for maximum power availability.
Avoid connecting the drive via a USB hub for now.



STEP 3: WINDOWS SERVICE PACKS


Follow these instructions to ensure that your installation of Windows XP/2000 has been updated to the latest Windows Service Pack.

Right-click on My Computer and choose Properties.

The System Properties window will appear. On the General tab (which will be at the front), see the "System:" information.

For Windows 2000: Update to Service Pack 4.

For Windows XP: Update to Service Pack 2.

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I'm booting off my SSD which is drive C:\ and I have games and programs on an extra hard drive which was origanally drive H:\ but after a restart it switched to I:\ and when I go into Disk Management to change it Drive H:\ isn't there.

A:Hard drive isnt allowed to change the correct drive letter

Hi KiityCancer,

What you say makes perfect sense. So, if a restart changed the drive letter to I, then H won't be there. Why not just leave it at I or is there more to this story...

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My External Hard Drive (My Book) was always Drive letter F.

I went to sleep and woke up to find Windows 7 Pro had updated and rebooted and I was welcomed by my login screen.

Consequently now my My Book external HDD now reads as Drive letter G.

I went into Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

Drive letter F is not available.

F is assigned to a drive that does not exist and never has. I am confused. I only have one CD drive and it says now that I have 2 even though the one addressed as F doesn't have any information. If I click on F it says "Insert Disk"

A:External Hard Drive (F) Drive Letter changed to G - Can't change back

Update: The mysterious other CD Rom drive seems to be MagicJack.

I did some research but the following tech help did NOT work as you can see by the previous post picture that it doesn't not show it up in Disk Management:

MagicJack/Support Resources/How-To/Assign Drive Letters - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

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I've posted on the problem I'm having with my Storage Space (set to file 2-way duplication) before.  I know I'm going to lose some files.  I removed one drive to reformat it to a larger clustersize and, while the array was repairing itself, I lost
a 1TB drive that will no longer connect.

I've "Removed" the drive and gotten the error "Can't remove the drive from the pool" because "...not all the data could be reallocated.  Add an additional drive.."

I already can't re-add the old 4TB drive (even though I've done nothing to it) because Storage Spaces says it's now an "unrecognized configuration".  At least a disk recovery tool can find files on it (though they're all named nnnnnn.JPG or nnnnnn.AVI
or nnnnnn.DOC)

However, my 15TB array (X:\) can't be seen because it thinks it's lost two drives - fair enough - and even though I know I'm going to lose some files (the most important of which were backed up in File History) it refuses to allow me to remove the faulty 1TB
drive.  I added a new disk and it STILL won't let me.  

How can I get my X: drive back? All of the disks in the array are 40-60% full - there's PLENTY of space to duplicate the files that ARE down to one copy!  What can I do?

(As per a suggestion in my other thread, I tried a System Restore to before the point where I'd Removed the 4TB drive and that didn't help since I couldn't select the X: drive to restore!)

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Got a strange problem that popped up recently.

When I am in windows explorer and my drive letters are in the right side pane of the window...(IE clicking on My Computer in the left pane shows all drive in the right pane..) Instead of opening up that drive's folders, it pops up the search window.

Before I had just clicked on the drive and it expanded out and you could click on the files on that drive.

Anyone know what might cause this to change or what I can do to change it back?

Not a major issue, but it's puzzling as to how it got that way.

Thanks in advance...
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer-Clicking on Drive Letter opens up Search instead of Exploring Drive!

Download and run this fix.
 

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Hi,

We have a questionnaire which has missing values (people have chosen not to answer certain questions) and I was wondering if it's possible for excel to count missing values (or the letter m) in a specific area of cells?

Thanks,
Dan
 

A:Count missing values (or occurances of a letter) in Excel

Hi Dan. Can you not get a result with:

=COUNTIF(range,"M")

?
 

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Normal Drive letter vs Mounting a volume as an empty folder

Hello,

I was wondering what the prime uses for a logical drive (just assigning it as the letter F: for example ) might be vs. Mounting the logical drive as an empty folder that supports drive paths?

And why someone would want to use one option vs. the latter? (common uses).

thanks for any ideas.

(I only have one hard drive, so this would be an extended partition on the same disk)
 

A:Solved: Logical drive question: Normal Drive letter vs Mounting as a volume as empty folder

Here's a link to explain it: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Mount_Windows_partitions_(DOS,_FAT,NTFS))

Good luck.
 

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hi there,
i just bought a preowned Seagate Freeagent Goflex,when i plugged it into my usb port windows installed the driver,but when i click on my computer it dosnt show though in disk management it is listed and online,i also have enabled automount and changed it from dynamic to basic.
Im not great on computers and any help would be greatly appreciated i only want to use the new disk for back ups.
Many thanks in advance.
paul.

A:windows wont allocate drive letter to external drive

Please post a full screenshot of Windows Disk Management with only the Seagate Freeagent GoFlex external drive plugged in. ( Plug out all other external drives). Please read this tutorial and adhere to the guidelines therein to post a full Screenshot disabling Console Tree, Action Pane and adjusting the seperators as necessary to show all information. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I have a wierd problem that most of the suggestions seem not to work.
I have a HP computer with Vista basic installed at factory with no disc sent with computer. I then added an external drive on which I installed Ubuntu OS as the primary boot drive. This was needed while I was learning and using Asterisk. Now I do not need the drive which no longer seems to have a letter designation or Ubuntu OS but cannot seem to be able to use System Recovery. Near as I can tell, I need to reset the Master Boot Record back to Vista only but seem unable to do so as I recieved no disks with the Computer.
Any suggestions. I am not extremely skilled at computer technical stuff so please assume I am an idiot if responding.

A:Removing External drive with Ubuntu OS but no drive letter designation

Hi,

Look here for one un-install option: -

How To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Windows Dual-Boot PC

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I have just bought and installed (to the point of completing initialization under Disk Management) a new 1 TB hard drive. Originally, I was planning to use it solely for data storage.

However, I am thinking of installing Windows XP Pro and all the programs I currently use on it, thereby making it the new OS and programs drive, while using the original 120 GB HD as a data/backup drive.

I think the main appeal of doing this, for me, is that it also presents an opportunity to reinstall Windows on a machine which hasn't had this done for more than three years, and which currently seems to take at least five minutes to boot to a "usable" state, despite having a reasonably high spec for its age (it was bought in 2001, but as a result of the upgrade I did in 2006 which led to the last Windows install, it has a 2.4 GHz AMD chip, an Asus A8N-E motherboard, 3 GB of DDR2 RAM, 7600-series PCI-E graphics card).

This has put me in a quandary with regard to whether I should use the new HD as the OS drive, and if I do whether I should partition it and, if I do that, which drive letter(s) I should assign to it.

I don't appear to be able to choose 'C' as the new drive letter under the New Volume Wizard (I can't even choose 'F' since I have an 250 GB external USB backup drive currently assigned as the F: drive). If I choose 'G' (the earliest letter of the alphabet currently available), must it remain hereafter the G: drive, even if I do... Read more

A:Installing new hard drive; partitioning and drive letter issues

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A laptop has 5 mapped drives which are only used on the office. Offline files is not an option. When a user on the road clicks on a mapped drive by mistake, the explorer window locks up while it tries to find it.

OK, but what is infuriating is what it does when it can't fid it.
Instead of doing something sensible like taking the explorer window to C: drive or desktop, it goes to the next drive letter. Of course this is also unavailable. So the machine is essentially unusable for about 5 minutes if the user mis-clicks once.

Any way to change this behaviour ?
XP Home and Pro.
 

A:When mapped drive not found, explorer goes to next drive letter. Delays.

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Hi,

I have an anternal media drive whith a number of hidden partitions which do not show up in windows. One of these partitions had become corrupted and unuseable and I would like to try re formatting it to fix the error.

In Partition Magic there are a number of drives listed. Some of the drives on the partition have assigned drive letters but the one I want to format has is greyed out and listed with a * infront of it. Partition Magic will let me enter the drive to view details and even gives me the option to format it BUT then wants to assign the drive the letter A:

If I do this then the media drive will be unable to work as it will have lost the file path it needs to record on to. I just wnat to re format this drive (with whatever freeware) and have the drive letter (wich is currently unassigned) untouched so that the media player never knows its been formatted.

File system is FAT32, partition size is 10gb, using Partition Magic, there are 2 partitions with assigned drive letters and 3 without on the 1gb HDD.

Any help or suggestions appreciated thanks.

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Hi,

Ok, here's the situation, I want to install XP Pro on a former XP HE (I say former because there are so many corrupt/damaged system files that no Win DVD, or live CDs can recognize it..), on a Vaio VGN-A617B laptop.
I would prefer to do a factory recovery from the recovery partition but there seem to be some problems too, it can't set up properly.

In short:
I got the error "unmountable drive" after a system crash.
After trying unsuccessfully to repair it with the recovery console doing chkdsk/fixboot/fixmbr, I tried to replace the files using the repair option on a Win DVD (not from the recovery console) but it couldn't see any previous Windows installations and only listed the partitions leaving me with set up/create/delete options.
I made a BartPE DVD to copy and save some personal files on an external drive.
Unfortunately, BartPE completely messed up the drive/partition letters and gave the letter E to the external drive, but E was the hidden vaio recovery partition, so C was assigned to it...
After restarting the laptop and unplugging the external drive, the vaio recovery partition kept the letter C, and E was given to the system volume...

So, now I am left with a laptop that tries to boot from the unworking recovery partition (it worked before the letter change), and a useless system volume that doesn't work.

I tried to change the letters and give back the E to the vaio recovery partition hoping that it would work but I can't,I ... Read more

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I recently bought a faster 2TB hard drive to replace my old 1TB 'games' hard drive. Unfortunately, the software that came with the drive (Seagate Disc Wizard) will not clone my 'games' hard drive onto the new hard drive. Every time I try the clone, the software tries to reboot the PC, thinking that I'm trying to clone the OS onto the new drive, and I'm not.

Will copying everything from the old drive onto the new drive and then renaming the new drive letter (I to the old 'games' drive letter (E (after removing the original 'games' HDD) work the same?

A:Can't clone a new drive; can copy and rename drive letter work?

When cloning software asks you to reboot it's because they notice that some of the stuff you want to clone is used by Windows somehow. Even if you were just copying files or whatever. Maybe Steam was active or some kind of background program.

Anyway, in case that utility is just dumb, you can try with the program I use all day, EaseUs Partition master. Once installed, just clik on Wizard and then on Clone disk wizard, follow the wizard and you're set. Click on Apply when ready.
In case it asks for a reboot, let it do so (it takes a bit of time for so big drives though, so do it when you have something to watch on TV or whatever). If you selected the right drives in the wizard it won't screw with C, maybe it just needs everything to be sleeping while doing its job.






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Will copying everything from the old drive onto the new drive and then renaming the new drive letter (I to the old 'games' drive letter (E (after removing the original 'games' HDD) work the same?


Yes it will work fine. FastCopy is an utility that will help you transfer so much data quickly and efficiently (more than copy-paste), and can check that all files were copied successfully (just to be sure), and stop/begin again the transfer without a lot of fuss.

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hi there,
i just bought a preowned Seagate Freeagent Goflex,when i plugged it into my usb port windows installed the driver,but when i click on my computer it dosnt show though in disk management it is listed and online,i also have enabled automount and changed it from dynamic to basic.
Im not great on computers and any help would be greatly appreciated i only want to use the new disk for back ups.
Many thanks in advance.
paul.

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