Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Volume Disk not showing in disk managment.

Q: Volume Disk not showing in disk managment.

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

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

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

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

Preferred Solution: Volume Disk not showing in disk managment.

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Volume Disk not showing in disk managment.

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


Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.9200

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

DISKPART> list volume

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


Leaving DiskPart...

Read other 6 answers

I have a System Reserved drive showing up in My Computer, but it isn't showing up in Disk Management so that I can remove the drive letter from it. Screenshots are attached.

Any help removing this rouge drive letter will be greatly appreciated!

A:Drive showing in My Computer but not in Disk Managment

Hello holydevil,

You might see if you may be able to remove the drive letter using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below, and deleting the \DosDevices\I: Binary value.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

Hope this helps,

Read other 9 answers

Hello all,

I'm a bit of a lurker on this forum as I'm generally not experienced enough to offer advice, but can always rely on this forum to already have already answered any questions I may need to ask. So, as this is my first post in awhile (possibly ever), I wanted to first say thank you for being an amazing forum and community of experts. You have no idea how much I've learned from sevenforums.com.

I have finally found myself in a bit of a pinch that I cannot find my way out of with guidance from tutorials or previously asked questions. I'm just gonna dive right into, so thank you ahead of time for putting up with my long-windedness/rambling:

I'm running my Win7 OS from a 40GB solid state disk (C:/), with all my other files going to my 500GB disk (E. I was attempting to partition the E: drive in order to dual boot Ubuntu Studio on it. Ran into issues while doing so and made several attempts from several different methods to get it to successfully partition. Finally, after awhile I managed to up about 90GB as the Linux "Ext4" filesystem, leaving the remaining 410GB alone. However, in the multiple attempts to do this via GParted and Windows Disk Manager, it somehow managed to turn the large partition (410GB for Windows files) into a dynamic partition and no longer a basic. Never gave me any issues though until I successfully shrunk the disk and created the second partition of 90GB.

Anyway, after creating the 90GB linux partition from within the Ubuntu Se... Read more

A:PLEASE HELP- Dynamic Disk Showing Inactive/Volume with E:/ missing

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD version 4.2 which still allows free conversion from Dynamic to Basic. pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live

Convert to Basic as Dynamic is used to span a partition across multiple HD's. You should have been warned about this in Disk Mgmt.

Parted Magic is a dated XPired-era tool which is inferior to modern PW CD which we have used to help hundreds if not thousands of users successfully here since Win7 release.

If Win7 will not boot, make sure it's partition is marked Active then boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup REpair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts.

Read other 3 answers

My hard drive not showing in "my computer" or "Disk Management" but is showing under device manager. I got the hard drive from a friend and his dad had put a Password encryption on it. Any Ideas?

Read other answers

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

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

Read other answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please Help.

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

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

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

Read other 4 answers

Hi guys,

When I get to disk managment under admin tools, W7 thinks that there are no logical or primary partitions.

Command using "diskpart" yields the same results. I heard that this could be consequence of a virus or malware and I scanned using MSE and it found some malicious software.

Maybe its because of my MBR being corrupted somehow, but I dont know how to fix it if W7 cant identity my partitions.

Anyways heres a SS

Many thanks guys

A:Disk Managment void of anything

bump... anybody?

Read other 9 answers

I just setup a mirrored volume with 2 hard drives, copied 1TB of data over and everything was smooth, it showed up as Healthy Mirror.

However i got a BSOD sometime after (unrelated) and the computer shutdown unexpectedly.

Now in disk management the mirror says "resynching" on both drives, it seems to have started from scratch for some reason.

This resynch happens every time the PC is shutdown unexpectedly, i switch off properly but if it ever shutdowns incorrectly the whole mirror will rebuild itself.

Is this normal?

A:Windows 7 Disk Managment

From my limited experience with software RAID, that seems normal, considering it was an unexpected shutdown. The drives are just verifying with each other to maintain the integrity of the data.

Read other 3 answers


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

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

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



Read other answers

I can't see my C: drive in the disk management. I only see my cd-dvd drive.

Thanks in the advance.

A:Paritations not shown in Disk Managment

Can you post a screen shot?


Read other 2 answers

A7V333 + onboard Promise raid
XP pro on single IDE WD 80GB drive.
RAID 0 array (storage) 2 x Maxtor 40GB drives
RAID BIOS shows functioning array with correct disks.


I don't want to install XP on the array but would likt to access it for temp' storage.

My Problem is XP won’t recognise the disks on my RAID array.

Disk Management does not show the drive.

In My Computer the Drive appears as a local Disk but if I try to either access it or use any disk tools I get a “Drive is not ready” message. In properties the drive name field is blank and the File System is RAW, Used and free space is 0.

The RAID controller in Hardware Device manager appears to be working. When I try to populate under the Volume tab I basically get no joy either. Unreadable and unknown.

I have the drives checked and they are working….

I have scoured the net for information but am forces to ask some help from anyone that may have a clue!

So if that is yourself I would be eternally grateful for your assistance


A:Drives missing from Disk Managment

Read other 7 answers

My hard drive is split into two partitions C: and D:
I wan't to hide D: such that it cannot be seen within XP's 'Disk Managment'.
I know how to hide it so it cannot be seen in My Computer, etc.

A:Hide partition so can't see in disk managment

It's not possible. Provided a drive is connected properly, Disk Management will always show all partitions or unallocated volumes regardless of whether any are hidden from view elsewhere, otherwise Disk Management wouldn't be much use for managing disks & partitions.

Put simply, you cannot hide any volumes from Disk Management unless you disconnect that drive's power & data cables, obviously not possible for what you have in mind.

Read other 7 answers

I was planning to dual boot my Windows 8.1 computer with Ubuntu, and I need to create a new disk partition to do that. I have a partition called LENOVO (D:), that has no data on it at all, which I removed, formatted, and then made a new partition there called Linux (D:). However, that partition only had 4GB of space on it, and I need more space than that. There are, in Disk Management, 4 other drives that are not titled, and I can't do anything with them. One of these partitions has 11.4GB on it, so I could use that, but it has no title, and when I right click on it, the only thing that comes up is "Help", and when I click on "Help" it takes me to Microsoft's Disk Management help page, which doesn't have any helpful information on it. What is this partition, and how can I format it so I can use for my installation? Thank you for any possible help, and I will try to answer any questions asked about my system.

A:Disk Managment Untitled Partitions

The 4 partitions don't have titles are probably the Recovery/Boot Partitions and if you mess with them, you will break Windows. The 11.4GB partition probably is the Factory Recovery Partition and contains the original Windows 8 if you have a need to refresh/reset Windows 8.

Read other 21 answers

hey everyone, first post here. I usually think of myself as pretty good with computers, done my own wipes and backups, edited the registry, fooled around a lot on here but this has me stumped. I just bought a new internal hardrive (maxtor diamondmax plus 8, 30GB) and attatched it to my computer. The drive wasent showing up in my computer so i headed over to maxtors help files on their website and i found what i was looking for. They tell me to right click my computer/manage/ then disk managment. For some reason my computer comes up with this error "The Logical Disk Managment Administrative Service is disabled, cannot connect". Can you tell me how to fix this? I believe i am logged in as the admin but i may be wrong. thanks for the help

A:Logical Disk Managment Disabled????

What do you have these two things set to?
start > run > services.msc

Read other 2 answers

After searching the entirety of the internet I have come here to try to resolve my problem. I have a Seagate barracuda 1.5tb 3.5" 7200rpm hard drive which i was previously using to run windows server 2008. I am now trying to use it as an external hard drive for my laptop, however the laptop does not seem to recognize it. I tried using two different cases, three different usb ports, and i confirmed that everything was properly plugged in and powered on. The hard drive does not appear in disk manager, my computer, or the BIOS. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Seagate HDD doesnt show up in disk managment

Hi smknowles,

Welcome to SevenForums.

More details about how the HDD was performing in the Windows Server 2008 would be helpful.

Particularly, the reason why you removed it.

Are you trying to beat a dead snake?

Read other 3 answers

Have lost all my partitions except C and they won't show up in Disk Managment

Okay lets see if anyone can solve this:

Suddenly i have lost accessibility to all my partitions except C.

My partitions does show in 'My Computer' but i can only open C and F. The partitions D and E ask me to

format it when i click them, and even when i click yes they give me an error of 'could not be


The problem with F drive is that it does open but all my data in that drive seems to have been

corrupted and is not accessible.
My C drive is working perfectly fine on which there is windows.

I even tried to boot with WIndows XP CD to go and repair, but it gives me error to insert disk.

I can't see my partitions in disk management, but my hard drive is certainly there in device manager.

I have tried chkdsk. i installed the software Partition magic, but whenever i open it. It gives me an

error that 'drive letter could not be identified' and closes.
I also tried Partition Doctor 3. It did install but it fails to open. :S
All of my other softwares running from C are fine.
And i have an antivirus AVG. I have also scanned my pc in safemode but to no effect. Help me out here

guys !

A:Have lost all my partitions except C and they won't show up in Disk Managment

Read other 10 answers

New HDD-Disk Managment -Drive size is displayed as less???
Evening Guys,

Just after a bit of help from you.

Just been out and purchased a 250GB PATA HHD to use as a slave.

Fitted the new drive as normal and booted the PC.

Located the drive in Disk Management, Right clicked the DISK 0 which was the new unallocated drive, and clicked initialize,

The drive is showing as 31.49GB Unallocated,

As the drive has not been formatted as yet i thought this would be the reason why,

Right clicked the 31.49GB Unallocated, selected new partition and the "wizard" will only allow a maximum of 31GB drive partition.

As this is a 250 gb drive, i need this to be larger, ideally 250 GB before format.

Please can you advise how i go about formatting the drive and increasing the size??

In the CMOS the drive is showing as 250GB.

Your help will be much appreciated.


A:New HDD-Disk Managment -Drive size is displayed as less???

Read other 16 answers

Hi All,

Just been out and purchased a 250GB PATA HHD to use as a slave.

Fitted the new drive as normal and booted the PC.

Located the drive in Disk Management, Right clicked the DISK 0 which was the new unallocated drive, and clicked initialize,

The drive is showing as 31.49GB Unallocated,

As the drive has not been formatted as yet i thought this would be the reason why,

Right clicked the 31.49GB Unallocated, selected new partition and the "wizard" will only allow a maximum of 31GB drive partition.

As this is a 250 gb drive, i need this to be larger, ideally 250 GB before format.

Please can you advise how i go about formatting the drive and increasing the size??

In the CMOS the drive is showing as 250GB.

Your help will be much appreciated.


A:New HDD-Disk Managment -Drive sixe is displayed as less???

Any ideas?


Read other 1 answers

I have a Dell Studio XPS 9100 computer with Windows 7 Prof installed. The computer has two physical hard drives that came with the computer. The seccond physical hard drive was not partition or formatted when I received the computer. I divided the second physical HD into three partitions, Page File (D), Image Backup (E), and Data Backup (F). The first physical HD had the following volumes when it came from Dell: OEM partition (39 mb), Recovery partition (10.8 gb), and OS (C) (71 gb)
When using Disk Management, normally I would see the HD designation of Disk 0 for the OEM partition, Recovery partition and OS (C) partitions This morning after booting up the computer and looking at Disk Management, I am now seeing the volumes for Disk 0, Page File (D), Image Backup (E), and Data Backup (F). For Disk 1, I am now seeing OEM partition, Recovery partition, and OS (C) partitions.

Is it possible for physcial hard drive designations to change and still have the computer operate normally?? Any help in understanding this situation would be very much appreciated, Sam

A:Change of Physical HD Designations in Disk Managment

Can you post a screen shot Disk management?

Screenshot tools.
Screenshot with Paint
Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap
fscapture free download

Read other 6 answers

a couple of days ago i started getting warnings from avast of viruses (RTK) on my computer from the on access scanner.

next when trying to click on some links i would be redirected to another page that avast again said contained a trojan

After researching this i saw that a lot of people were told to use malwarebytes which i then installed and have used, and malware that came up i quarantined. i was also told to run cmd for corrupt system32 files which i did it found some and rapiered them. another thing is when i went to system restore it had no restore points but i know some did exist!

avast stopped giving the warnings as much but yet when i still click on some links it does redirect me.

i then opened disk management to find that is is blank and m c: and D: drive don't appear there but do appear in windows explorer

i desperately need help as i have been reading posts on all websites but cannot find an answer.

i know this is complicated and i will try to give any possible information needed to help me but i am not very technical so if you could explain it in the simplest form i would be great full


sorry i forgot ot include my logs please find attached my mbam logs and my dds logs

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by George Bick at 12:29:37.81 on 20/12/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18865
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.1919.818 [GMT 0:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DD... Read more

A:Malware infection and now cannot view c: in disk managment

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.


I need to see a gmer log in order to help you.

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here and Save it to your Desktop. Right-click gmer.exe and choose 'Run as administrator' to run it. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO.

Click the image to enlarge it

In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ...Sections
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it to your next reply.

Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

-------... Read more

Read other 15 answers

i just installed windows 7 on a laptop. i did partition the hard drive into with the intension that i will formate the second volume after installation.

after the installation i try to access the disk management console through by right clicking con computer and and selecting manage so i can get to the disk management console. when i click on manage nothing appears.

can someone please help me on how to format the second volume or another way of getting to disk management on windows 7. i hope to hear from u soon.

A:Solved: can't access disk managment console

Read other 6 answers

I have an external hard disk which got corrupted. When i connect the disk through USB it shows as an unknown device in the disk management with no option to format.

In My computer the device is showing as H: drive but unable to access it. It asks if i want to format or not but when i go for format it does not do it. I want to erase the disk completely as of now. What should i do??

I tried to load it from linux but there it shows as Device Error. Disk Failure is Imminent.

Can something be done or is it a hardware failure.

A:External Hard disk showing as RAW in disk management

Sounds like the drive is failing or the circuitry in the enclosure is faulty.

I would first remove the drive from the enclosure and hook it up as a slave to a desktop PC. See if you can then access it. If you can, then post back for further instructions with the version of your OS.

Read other 3 answers


I have a SATA Hard Disk, it was working ok then I stopped using the computer for about 3 months and when I turned it back on the Hard Disk is not showing in the BIOS or in the Disk Manager, what could have happend and is there ANY way it can be fixed?


A:Hard Disk not showing in BIOS or Disk Manager

Did you reset CMOS? check in BIOS what method your HDD is using.

Read other 3 answers

I have an EXTERNAL USB Drive 1gb that I use to IMAGE machines all the time.  An employee got a new laptop Dell E5470 with an M.2 Sata SSD, and when I boot this machine to the external drive to apply a new image, diskpart does not show the External HDD under List Volume or List Disk.  I have played around in the BIOS thinking because of the new M.2 Sata SSD there was a setting that was causing this but I am unable to find anything that allows this to work.  It will boot from the External Drive but when running diskpart, it will not sow the drive so I can't apply and image or take an image since I have no were to place the image or copy it from.

Read other answers

Ok I have a 300g hard drive that I want to split into 2 main partitions, roughly 100g for the OS & 200g for a separate media section.

For some reason & can't shrink the C drive any smaller than 152g, yet there is only 16g worth of actual data used? (just from win7 OS, there is nothing else on the computer yet)

There is 145g worth of unallocated space that I will use to create the new partition once I can shrink C down more.

Why would it be limiting me from shrinking it further & how do I get the C drive down another 52g?


A:Disk managment - trying to shrink C drive but it's stuck @ 150g?

I believe you can't shrink more because you are using Windows Disk Management while Windows is running.
Some files are unmovable while Windows is running.
You need to use a bootable disk management tool such as Partition Wizard to shrink "C:" the way you want to.

Take a look at this tutorial - Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Wait for a more experienced expert to give definite advice...

Read other 6 answers

I have a Dell Inspirion E1705 laptop. It powers on but nothing on the screen and no keyboard response. Its old so all I want to do is get some files off the drive. Not worried about fixing the laptop. I took the drive out and plugged into my desktop as a second drive. It doesn't show up in Computer but does list in device manager and disk manager. It shows as unallocated space in disk manager. I attached a picture that shows the error when I try to initialize the disk. No other options are available. I've tried using a few file recovery programs but with no luck. What else can I do? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Drive shows as unallocated in disk managment, does not show in My Com

does this help?
Move Disks to Another Computer

Read other 3 answers

Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

1st post in long time as mostly got win7 under my belt these days, however.

For some reason Drive Hot Swap has stopped working on all my three main PC's, so I had a google and found that Disk Management->Action->Rescan Disks rescans and finds the new disk on TWO of my PC's.
However on my main workstation the Disk Management->Action menu is Greyed out.


1 Why has Hot Swap recently stopped working please, has MS put out an update that has clobbered it.
2 Any ideas on how to fix the Disk Management->Action menu is Greyed out please.

Many thanks in advance Ian

A:Disk Managment Hot Swap not working and Action Menu's Grey'ed out

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might see if these drives have become Indexed ?

Read other 4 answers

cant see or access the external hardrive (WD). It was working fine, has all my music and photos. Now I cant find drive and when I go disk management it gives me an error. the pc is 5 years old and was built for my by a computer savvy associate.

A:Novice with external hard drive/disk managment issue

Have you tried all of the ports (USB I'd guess, but you didn't specify) available? Does it work with a different computer? Do other devices connected to the same kind of port work (like printers, scanners, flash drives)?

And what exactly does the error say?

It's always good to give as many details as possible!

Read other 3 answers

I've got a Western Digital (WD 5000) USB Drive, in the past it has taken up to 10 minutes to appear in my Computer, and when it does it often displays folders as empty, or corrupt.
That's all on the one computer in the office that we always have on as a server. When I plug it in to a different machine it does work, but we're getting fed up with carrying the drive around the office to plug into each machine as we need it!

Today I've had it plugged in to the server PC for at least 10 minutes and it's not appearing in My Computer, or Disk Management, but it is in devices list under hard drives, and supposedly is functioning correctly!

It is formatted correctly etc, it's got about 200GB of important files on it. I'm not sure what the problem on this one machine is. Any ideas?

A:USB Drive doesn't appear in My Computer, or Disk Managment but is in devices list

Read other 12 answers

Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

1st post in long time as mostly got win7 under my belt these days, however.

For some reason Drive Hot Swap has stopped working on all my three main PC's, so I had a google and found that Disk Management->Action->Rescan Disks rescans and finds the new disk on TWO of my PC's.
However on my main workstation the Disk Management->Action menu is Greyed out.


1 Why has Hot Swap recently stopped working please, has MS put out an update that has clobbered it.
2 Any ideas on how to fix the Disk Management->Action menu is Greyed out please.

Many thanks in advance Ian

A:Disk Managment Hot Swap not working and Action Menu's Grey'ed out

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might see if these drives have become Indexed ?

Read other 4 answers


I got new Desktop recently, Lenovo K450e, and when I went to plug in my external HD, Seagate 500GB, it didn't show up in either My Computer or Disk Management and there are no exclamation points next to the drivers suggesting that I would need a driver update. I plugged it into other ports on my computer with no luck but when I plug it into my laptop it works fine. I have read so many different forums with no luck. My computer is a Windows 8.1 intel core I7 processer.

Thank you

A:External Hard drive not recognized in My Computer or Disk Managment but it is on my laptop

Make sure you update and apply all the Windows updates before trying to use this new computer. You can run Windows Update manually for this

Read other 1 answers


Have recently formatted my laptop and re installed Windows on my normal HDD because i have a small SSD since formatting my SSD and deleting and renewing the old partition, in windows explorer and disk management i can no longer see my SSD. I can see my SSD in Bios and in the Intel Rapid storage technology app, but cannot understand why i cannot use my SSD, Any help would be much appreciated.

Kind regards


A:SSD not showing in Disk Management, but showing on Intel Rapid Storage

Could we get some more information?

Does this laptop have 2 hard drive bays? Did it always have 2 hard drives?
What does "deleting and renewing the old partition" mean?

What I suspect is that the SSD has a partition that is still marked ACTIVE. Windows will boot from one Active partition and ignore the other. So if the SSD has just one partition that is marked active then the whole drive would be ignored.

If you deleted the partition in Disk Management or some 3rd party program then that would have taken care of the Active flag on that partition. But if you just deleted the contents of the partition that would have left the flag.

Let us know what you did.

EDIT: I should add: any partition that contained an operating system will have the active flag. This is not something you would have had to do yourself.

Read other 2 answers

Xp's "Disk Managment" utility can't find my primary HDD

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.50GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON 7000 / RADEON VE Family (Microsoft Corporation), 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 78520 MB, Free - 51710 MB; E: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 51768 MB;
Motherboard: Micro-Star Inc., MS-6566E, 1.0, 00000000
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Windows Explorer can browse both my primary drive (C and my secondary drive (E with no problems but Xp's "Disk Managment" utility can't find my primary HDD, only my secondary HDD. I never would have noticed there was a problem except that Casper Xp couldn't detect my primary drive (C, only my secondary drive (E, and when I investigated further, Xp's "Disk Management" gave the same results.

It wouldn't be a problem except I can't use Casper to back up my C drive.

Any ideas? Thank you.

A:Xp's "Disk Managment" utility can't find my primary HDD

Read other 9 answers

This sounds straight forward, but I can not figure this out I am new to this. I have a Etower 500 MHz with 192 mb's of memory and 4 gig hard drive. I used partition magic 3.5 to partition the drive inorder to try and install DOS and win98 and maybe linux. I am following the instructions from this web site here>> http://www.xperts.co.za/multi-boot/ I am using the disks that I made from downloading from this site referring to REUEL Boot disk this disk took me through the entire process. It all went great until I rebooted and I keep getting Non-System disk or disk error I have no disk's in the drives. I even installed win98 and all it did was go straight to windows. With in windows I could see the drives I partitioned all of them except the one that windows was actually on. I have done this again and again trying to see if I did anything wrong. Anybody know what is wrong?
Also can anyone tell me how to get free dos I can not figure out what files to download. The one that I am trying to install now is suppose to be mini dos 6.22. I am really new to dos so I am doing a lot of guessing.

Read other answers

windows not showing my disk partitions please help and it is showing my partitions like in the screenshot, please help me my all the memories in life are in those disks

A:windows not showing my disk partitions please help and it is showing

As the screen says,it shows all the partitions

Read other 9 answers

hello i have win 8.1 and i'm confused about the differents about these disk i mentioned.
1)can you tell me what are the differents?
if are three different disk:
2)how can create each of them?
3)where is usefull each of them?
4) can i create these disks to usb?
also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1 (my preinstalled os was win 7).i have created a windows image backup.the backup is anything from that?
5) for automatic repair which disk i will create?
sorry for my bad english

A:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis

also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1

How to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 installation media. -> link

Read other 4 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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


Read other 11 answers

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

Read other answers

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

A:Out of Disk Space- Volume D:

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

Read other 1 answers

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

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

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

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

Any ideas most welcome


Read other answers

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

A:Wrong disk volume

Try checking your IDE cable it might be damaged.

Read other 1 answers

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

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

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

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

A:Unreachable Volume on Disk, What to do?

Oh, and the 37 GB says this:

37.22 GB NTFS
Healthy (EISA Configuration)

Read other 2 answers

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

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

Files that help describe the problem:

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

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

A:Disk Volume Errors

It doesn't happen when my computer is using wireless

Read other 1 answers

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


A:disk volume errors

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

Read other 3 answers

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

A:Rename disk volume

Right-click on it, hit rename.

Read other 1 answers

Hi, I've just installed a 3TB Toshiba hdwd130 and it's only showing as 1TB?

I've used 2TB disks before, but this is the first 3TB disk I've tried to use.

The disk controller on the MB is an RS880P.

I've checked and the drivers all appear to be the latest. Any ideas please?


A:3TB disk showing as 2TB

For disk > 2TB. You must initialize it as GPT disk.

Read other 1 answers