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Q: hard disk volume

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

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

A:Hard disk volume problem

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

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

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

hope this helps,

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

It tells me this is volume\Device\ HarddiskVolume3

Question is, Which hard drive is that?

In disk manager I have the following

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

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

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

I need to Chkdsk the volume3.

Can anyone advise.....?

Thanks in advance..


A:Hard disk volume question

Hello Chris,

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

Hope this helps,

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Dear Sir

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

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

Thanx. .

A:Hard Disk Unmounted Volume

arvind_ncs said:

Dear Sir

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

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

Thanx. .Click to expand...

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

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

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

A:Volume/Hard Disk Partiton

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

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

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I accidentally deleted my Western Digital Hard Disk Volume,i created a new one (screenshot),though the hard disk is empty,everything is missing.

Unfortunately this is my storage E:\ and i had\have very important files on it.

I am not good with this,i never had a similar problem,so PLEASE HELP!!!

A:Undelete Hard disk Volume and recover data!

Hello there panais,

You can try Easeus's Data Recovery Wizard:-

Free Download hard drive data recovery software tools for FAT & NTFS Drive Recovery - EaseUS

Here's the guide for it:-

Recover deleted, lost partitions or hard drives. Hard Disk Partition Recovery software.

Hope that helps.

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After about a year of use, this window came up on my screen with a tab in it Perform System Maintenance.I decided to click on the perform tab. It subsequently said that DISK VOLUME ERRORS WERE DETECTED.

I was advised to run CHKDSK and I did so twice over a 2 week period. CHKDSK took ages to finish its 5 stages. It then restarted my computer automatically. When windows fully booted, I ran System Maintenance program again and disk volume errors were still detected.
I subsequently realized that when I disconnected my USB 1 terabyte external hard drive and then booted my computer, no disk volume errors were reported when I ran the Perform System Maintenance program.

Suppose I copy and paste all the files I have on my external hard drive onto my C drive and then reformat my external hard drive. Will this fix these disk volume errors?

Can you please tell me how to best fix these errors in my external hard drive ?

A:Disk Volume Errors on my USB external hard drive

I recommend scanning the hard drive using UBCD with the diagnostic tools for your brand of hard drive. It may have bad sectors. I would copy all the data off, if you could before testing just in case the drive is bad. That way, if were to die during test, you won't lose anything.

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Okkk. So I've searched pretty much everywhere and I can't figure out what to do if my laptop doesn't recognize my hard drive. I put the Vista disk in and the only thing I'm able to use is the command prompt because none of the others work since it doesn't recognize hard disk. When i try to do chkdsk/r it says
''the type of the file system is NTFS.
cannot lock current drive.
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.''
Is there any way to get past this?
Or some way to get my computer to recognize the drivers?
thanks in advance.

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I had only 1 hard drive c with only 12 % free space . I had a new hard disk added on hard drive d. I used the following software programs clean disk which did clean temporary files etc., search & destroy to get rid of spyware & diskeeper lite to defrag hard disk. i also removed unwanted programs from add/remove programs. The most free space I could get for free space is 14 %. I have windows xp pro os .I don't have the cds because when i had the pc built all the software was installed but the vendor never gave me the cds for any of the hardware. I would like to increase the free space on hard drive c by moving what ever files or programs i can to new added on volume d. What ever programs files etc I can "automatically " move to hard drive D if possible.Any other advice about this problem is appreciated. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Also, does any one know that offers A + certification courses "online" with hands on experience? The reason i ask about hands on experince becuase i beleive that is the best way to learn about just about any topic. Being a radiological yechnologist & nuclear medicne technologisy i think it' very important to correlate what one learns fron class to apply that to hands on experince. I am presently unable to work because of a lumbar spine injury & am very interested in learning about building computers & trouble shooting problems (A + certification) with hands on experience. Any advice is much a... Read more

A:how to move files & programs from drive c to added on new volume hard disk d?

You can just drag and drop data files from C: to D:, but any programs you want to move will have to be uninstalled from C: and reinstalled on D:

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I received a "unmountable boot volume" error on our laptop.
We have a Dell Vostro laptop with Windows XP

When I was trying to fix the boot error, I changed the BIOS Settings to load from CD first.
Then I loaded the Windows XP CD and attempted to run the Recovery, however, I received a message saying "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed..."

What should I do next to try to fix this issue?
We hope the hard drive is not dead because we will have a lost quite a bit of information. I will appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you.

A:Did not find any hard disk drives while trying to fix unmountable boot volume error

The hard drive is the cause of the error. If you can't afford to lose the information, remove the hard drive and put it aside. Install a new drive and re-install the version of Windows you were using... Information on the bad drive might be recoverable by placing it into an external USB enclosure and accessing the files that way

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

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A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please Help.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Hard disk type : Seagate SATA.
Model Number : ST3160215AS
Serial Number : 6RA1J7H0
Firmware Revision : 3.AAD

Mother Borad : Intel 945 GCCR

My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk going to fail? If yes, how to transfer my data to a new hard disk easily?

Complete description of the issue :

1.I have experienced boot up issue with my PC 2 days back. My PC not even boot into safe mode also.I got the following blue screen errors on successive restart of PC .

A. 0x00000050 ( 0xC374037F, 0x00000000, 0x804FBA19, 0X00000000 )
B. STOP : C0000135 ( Unable to locate component )
c. 0x0000007E ( 0XC0000006, 0X80698C12, 0XF79896E4, 0XF79893E0 )

2. I have removed and replaced the hard disk ( several times ). I can boot into windows now and can work normally, But,one of the above Blue sreen errors is coming all of sudden while working on PC. It is happening independent of the application I am using.

3. And the following messages are coming at the XP welcome screen and while working on the PC.

A.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\netloc.wlt has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
B.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\APPFCONT.DAT has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
C.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\idsflt.cfg.bck has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
D.Cagefile.sys has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.

4.I have performed CHKDSK on all local drives exept local drive C. CHKDSK giving a message that " can no... Read more

A:My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk g

In a Run box, enter "chkdsk /r"
You'll be asked if you want to run chkdsk at the next reboot. Enter "Y".
Reboot, and be prepared to wait, as it may take a long time.

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A:Hard Disk Test Failed Hard Disk 1roduct QE24UA#ABA ID: GG8KH...

The hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail  SATA hard drive can be used. I believe this model uses a laptop/mobile hdd.Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Media to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.

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

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

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

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

A:Volume Disk not showing in disk managment.

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


Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.9200

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

DISKPART> list volume

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


Leaving DiskPart...

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Hi guys,

I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student

Thanks in advance

A:Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.

After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.

I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.

only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.

If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.


A:Hard disk boot failure -> computer won't recognise hard disk

Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?

We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?

When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?

Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.

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I have an Asus laptop running windows 7 64 bit and this laptop came with 2 hard drives, each partitioned into two parts (C:\ & D:\ and E:\ & F:\).
I am transferring over 30GB of data from one drive (C:\) to the other (F:\)
Get this... the transfer rate is 1.2MB/s right now. Over 9 hours left to copy the 30GB. There are over 125,000 items but that still does not justify the 1.2MB/s
I am open to any suggestions but first, a few points.
Yes, I am sure they are two separate drives with those partitions.
Error checking showed zero errors on both drives.
This is the 3rd time I am trying a transfer.
Both drives are relatively empty (especially the F:\).
C:\ is my system disk.
The SMART data shows no read/write errors or overheating.
I have disabled the virus protection and all real-time scanning.
Again, I am very open to suggestions and checks. Feel free to post your idea!
Thanks in advance!

A:Laptop Hard Disk to Hard Disk transfer Extremely Slow

My experience with file transfers of the type you describe...is that the number of files doesn't matter...what matters is how large the files are.  Video files take much longer than text or document files.
Slow transfer rates between partitions/drives...can indicate a problem with either the partititon or the drive, IMO.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Hi all,I recently bought a HP DV6-3299eg laptop and it has started to show up a SMART Hard disk error screen whenever the computer is turned on.  Also, when I'm using the machine it pops up warning messages saying there is a problem with the hard drive and i need to back-up. However, when I run the System Diagnostics Quick and Full Hard Disk tests, they pass 100%. Also, when I run the Start-up test, the Memory test is a 100% pass. And the Primary Hard Disk Self test is 100% passed.  But on both the start-up test screen and the Hard Disk test screen it shows up "SMART check: Hard Disk 1 SMART (301). No warranty code shows up only that SMART check error number. I bought the computer in Vienna, Austria, but am currently in Budapest, Hungary. The chain of stores I bought it from (SATURN) has stores in both countries and so I took it to the Budapest store yesterday to see what they could do.  Through minimal broken English I understood i was to go home and reinstall windows and that would get rid of the problem.  But that is not the case.  I reinstalled windows 7 last night, then upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate (to get the laptop working in English), and the SMART check error still shows up on start-up.  I've backed up all my files and just waiting to see what happens. I phoned HP support earlier but they're closed as it's Sunday, so I will try again tomorrow. So in the meantime I thought I would post on here and see ... Read more

A:SMART hard disk 301...but apparently no hard disk problem?!

Hi, Which OS is installed?Upgrade to the latest BIOS. Here is a link to your notebook's support pages where the drivers and software are.I suggest that you contact HP. Hard drive replacement is covered under the basic one-year warranty.Best regards,erico 

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What is the difference of 3.5 external hard disk (e.g. WD My Book) vs a 3.5 internal hard disk fixed into an enclosure to work like an external hard disk?

Are both good to be use as an external drive to store backup?

What 3.5 enclosure is good?


A:3.5 external hard disk vs 3.5 internal hard disk with enclosure?

What do you mean fixed into an enclosure to work like an external drive? Are you referring to a My Book 3.0 VIA USB 3.0.... vs.... an internal SATA III SSD or HDD? Be a little more specific.

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Hi..im new on this forum and i have a problem with my old hard disk..every time i turn up my pc, windows pop out message ""Windows detected a hard disk problem" ,"Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss". So i decided to replace my old hard disk, but problem is that i have vista preinstalled on my old hard disk. So my question is how can i install vista from my old hard disk into my new one?..please help me and thank u for your reply

A:how to install preinstalled vista from the old hard disk into the new hard disk?

hi check out this first http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/7...e-failure.html just in case and if you do need to read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_cloning

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i have a 80gb internal hard disk since it was not sufficient i switched up to a 500gb hard disk so i want to know whether i can use my 80gb hard disk as an external hard disk
if so how please instruct me

A:how to change a internal hard disk to a external hard disk

Is the 80gb drive ide or sata?

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I am having this Hard Disk problem. My old Hard Disk (Samasung 500GB) (bought in 2010) started showing signs of corruption (like Windows doing chkdsk at every boot, and data getting lost). So I bought a NEW Hard Disk (Western Digital 1TB) last month (Sep 2016) to backup all the data from old one. I didn't have time to backup but wanted to use PC so I Clean Installed Windows 7 64bit on the New Western Digital 1TB and used it about a month without any problems.
A couple of days ago i decided to backup up the data. I reformatted the New Western Digital 1TB with Gparted and did a clean Windows 7 Install again. I connected the old Samsung 500GB to the motherboard and started copying the files to the new Western Digital 1TB.
Suddenly Windows showed me an error "Windows detected a hard disk problem" which makes sense because the Samsung 500GB is old and might be failing BUT the error is showing both of my Hard disk in the dialog box.
Is my new hard disk corrupt as well?
Why is Windows showing my new hard disk as failing?
Can Windows mistakenly show both hard disk in error?
Please help i am confused. sorry for a confusing question. i will answer anything required.
I have taken the screenshot of the error message, they are in attached files.
1)The 1st Screenshot shows both my Hard disk in the error box (OLD Samsung and NEW Western Digital WD)
2)The 2nd Screenshot shows only one of my Hard disk and its the new one (Western digital WD)

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HP All-in-One ENVY 20 TouchSmart PC  HP 20-d034 FAILURE ID : 60FQG2-008GM-MFPP0K-60HR03PRODDUCT ID : H3Z72AA#ABA I moved up to windows 10 with the free upgrade.  I received the failure message from Windows and ended up resetting my computer to its original state which was windows 8.  It is now 8.1 and the hard disk problem still pops up. I don't have alot of experience replacing hardware in computers.  Is this an issue I can resolve myself?  Please advise. 

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I will try to keep this as brief as possible and yet give you wise and wonderful tech persons all the information you need to help me out. I am intelligent, but NOT a super-user.

I have an e-machines desktop computer. It is old. A Cyrix MII 266 processor with upgraded memory. I have a 10gb Maxtor hard drive which is the issue at hand. I am running Win2000. My home computer (the e-machine desktop) is networked through a router with my printer and my business laptop.

The problem: Win2000 loads and boots. It LOOKS like it's functioning properly. However, it cannot read any of the files on the disk. When I try, it tells me C: is inaccessible. I can't search, explore, etc. The files are "non-existent."

I managed to get Windows to create a backup of it and saved that file to my Laptop. I can only "assume" that it actually backed up ALL the files on the drive so they are safe.

One really ODD thing you should know is that I cannot get into the BIOS. When it boots and usually gives you that second or two to hit [F2] and enter setup ... doesn't do that any more. I sit and hold the F2 key. Nope. I've second-guessed myself and tried the ESC key and the F1 key. I've tried it with and without the CTRL key. Nothing. So I can't even tell the silly thing to boot from the CD instead, load onto my D: backup drive and then kill the C: drive. It's like it's possessed.

Things I've already tried (not necessarily in this order):
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A:Solved: Hard Disk issue similar to "Help! Broken Hard disk" Thread

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sir at once suddenly when I opened my pc then i saw smart hard disk error in which it was stated:- the smart hard disk check has  detected an imminent failure harddisk 2 (302) then i enter f2 key system diagnostics in which i tested the harddisk test and it showed smart check :-FAILEDFAILURE ID : 0G8421-0008JT0G8421-60DB03which was under hp pc hardware diagnostics UEFIplease kindly give me the solution 

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My hard disk (C drive where the windows 7 is) is going to fail soon. It has some bad sectors and some corrupted parts and I encountered blue screen that says something about hardware failure. When my Acronis is doing backup, Acronis stopped half way because it cannot access some sectors to do the backup, it was fine previously.

I can still login to windows (depends on luck).

1. I want to change to a new hard disk, what is the best/fastest way to do it?

2. If I copy the whole disk to another new disk, would I encounter problems copying half way since there a

3. Will the data copied to new hard disk be incomplete since there are bad/corrupted sectors on my old hard disk?

4. My old hard disk is 1TB WD Black. What should I use for the new hard disk? Does it need to be same size and model?

Thanks a lot. Greatly appreciate your help.

(I do know how to change a hard disk and reinstall Windows 7 (Windows 7 updates took a long time) and install all programs again and setup again. That would take a few days so I am wondering if there is a faster way.)

A:Hard disk is failing, how to change to a new hard disk?

If you don`t have a complete backup image, then there`s nothing you can do about it. You`re gonna have to re install windows.

Get your data off before the drive dies.

Your new drive does not have to be the same size and model, you can get whatever you want.

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My computer starts up to a black screen displaying smart hard disk error hard disk 1 (301), f2 system diagnostics enter continue start up. Run diagnostics hard drive failed with an error code. Tried to reset bios start up no luck, tried to do the recovery it says pic need to be repaired and won't let me go any further. I lost my recovery discs when I moved into my new house. Help

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I've had this error for a long time on start up and often the laptop will crash. From reading other forums it is likely I need to replace my hard disk/ hard drive. I need guidance on the correct hard disk/drive to replace my existing one.  Thanks Cieran

A:Hard disk 1 (301) error, replacement hard disk.

Here's the Service manual: Manual Supports 6.35 cm (2.5 in) hard drives in 9.5 mm (.37 in) and 7.0 mm (.28 in) thicknesses (all hard drives use the same bracket) See p. 105 for "how to" but on this model it is a pretty involved job to open it up and replace the hard drive.  https://www.amazon.com/HGST-Travelstar-2-5-Inch-Internal-0J22423/dp/B00B4QESVQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qi... Above is a good mechanical hard drive. You have several options which get faster as they get more expensive. You can get a hybrid (sshd) drive or a solid state drive. The performance increase from a solid state drive is something to behold.  We can also walk you through software reinstallation which is easy if you have HP restore disks and still pretty easy if you have Windows 10 on your laptop activated and licensed.  Post back with any more questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I have a HP Ency Phoenix -810-160 that had a dead HD. I got a good deal on a SSD and thus replaced the drive. When I attempted to run the recovery disks, I ran into the issue that I kept getting a Hard Drisk Error blue screen at start up.  I found it odd so I took the drive and tested it on another computer. No issue. I've now been able to install windows 8.1 back on it and even upgraded it to Windows 10 before the deadline but I still get the blue sceen error.  All tests pass for both memory and the hard disk. System also runs fine with the exception that when I start up the computer there is a massive delay, then I get the Hard Disk Error, If I just F2 kit and then close and continue, the system finishes to start up.  I think I may be having a firmware issue but HP Assist is installed and all updates are suposed to be running.  Anyone outthere running into a similar issue? I feel like I'm having a false positive since I went up to a Solid State Drive. 

A:Hard Disk Error but Hard Disk fine

How much capacity, in GB, does the SSD have? Less than 256GB is unlikely to work with the recovery media.

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Hello community please help me with this problem. This is the what the system will display before booting. SMART Hard Disk ErrorThe SMART hard disk check has detected an imminent failure. To ensure not data loss, please backup the content immediately and run the Hard Disk Test in System Diagnostics.  Hard Disk 1 (301)F2 System DiagnosticsENTER - Continue StartupFor more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techncenter/startup  

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salvel'altro ieri stavo facendo una partita a dead by daylight quando il gioco è improvvisamente crashato e il puntatore ha inziato ad andare molto a scatti, al punto da non riuscire neanche ad aprire gestione attività... ho deciso quindi di spegnere il pc dal pulsante di accensione e riaccenderlo successivamente, ma a mio malgrado ho notato che facendo così ho danneggiato qualche file di sistema, ed il portatile (un lenovo) è andato in ripristino automatico... dopo aver in qualche modo ripristinato i file, windows è tornato a funzionare, ma ho subito notato una reattività molto ridotta del sistema, con blocchi incessanti, blue screen con scritto "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT" e lentezza generale del sistema... ho quindi aperto il programma lenovo solution center ed avviato una scansione dei vari componenti, dal quale risultava l'hard disk quello con problemi. essendo fuori garanzia purtroppo non posso permettermi di mandare il portatile in assistenza, e il pc non è neanche vecchio di per se non ha neanche un anno, e prima dello spegnimento il pc funzionava benissimo. ho provato quindi diverse volte a mettere il pc in modalità provvisoria con il prompt dei comandi e a lanciare il comando chkdsk C: /f /r, e l'ho lasciato tutta la scorsa notte a lavorare eppure è rimasto tutto il tempo bloccato al 35%, mentre prima facendo solamente chkdsk C: /f sono riuscito a completare l'operazione in meno di un ora, ed infatti il pc è risultato un po' più veloce anche all'avvio, ma dopo poc... Read more

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Got some problem here,just recently bought SATA 3.0 hard disk(samsung)and i forgot if my motherboard support this hard disk,after checking it only supports 1.5 SATA.I visited samsung website on how to force my Hard disk to run at 1.5,
I'd follow what the site told me to do but no luck still got the same problem ("Hardware Initiate failed,Please check device) (The BIOS does not be installed)

Anyone got an idea how to fix this,might be some BIOS set-up?Kindly walk me through,Im still using my trusted desktop Motherboard Asrock p4v8+ BIOS P1.50.Badly need help

A:SATA Hard Disk 3.0 to MOBO 1.5 Hard Disk

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HiCan someone please tell me how to copy eveything from hard disk #1 to hard disk #2then remove hard disk #1 and use hard disk #2 in its place..???I have tried a few different things that I know of and i'm out of ideas!Any help will be much appreciated!RegardsJim

A:Hard Disk To Hard Disk (straight Copy!)

Download Digital Dolly 1.0 and burn an .iso image to a CD. Create a folder on your computer to DL Digital Dolly to. Unzip DD in the same folder. Te create a bootable image.Use the Drive Image feature in DD to copy all the information From drive C:\ to D:\.MOD: Cleaned up mispelled word and poor sentence structure (Like you can see a difference).

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

A:Wrong disk volume

Try checking your IDE cable it might be damaged.

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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)

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

A:Out of Disk Space- Volume D:

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas most welcome


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


A:disk volume errors

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

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

A:Rename disk volume

Right-click on it, hit rename.

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

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

Files that help describe the problem:

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

A:Disk Volume Errors

It doesn't happen when my computer is using wireless

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

Thank You

A:local disk unlabelled volume

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

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

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Hi everyone. Here's a complex problem.

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

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

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

A:System Volume on Disk is Corrupt

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

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

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

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