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Disk D Missing/ Disk D Saved File is in Disk C

Q: Disk D Missing/ Disk D Saved File is in Disk C

Hi there,

I bought a used laptop. I checked it carefully and sure that there was 300Gb Dik C and 500Gb Disk D.

But after a day, Disk D suddenly went missing. I checked the Disk Management and use other partition software but Disk D (w 500Gb) cannot be found.

I tried partition recovery and perhaps i might recover the 500gb in Disk C but no success.

I checked the files in Disk C and noticed a certain file with "ss" as a name and icon like a disk. "ss" format as I check is in Disk Image File.
And to my surprise, the files originally in Disk D is here in "ss"

After several tries, I figured out that in order to unhide Disk D, I have to open "ss" inside Disk C. Everytime I shut down my laptop and opened it, Disk D is missing. Then I have to click the file "ss" again in Disk C to unhide Disk D.

Though annoying, somehow it solves the problem.

However I realized that my Disk D w/c have 500gb would only saved the files in Disk C "ss" file. Meaning if I only have 50Gb files in Disk D, only that 50 Gb will be saved in "ss" file.

Has anyone encountered this problem? There are no other problems in my laptop except that Disk D file is missing. Can someone help what to do to make Disk D appear as it is? My friend told me to just reformat my laptop but it might ruin my disks. I'm currently using Windows 8.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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A: Disk D Missing/ Disk D Saved File is in Disk C

I agree with your friend. Do a clean reinstall of Windows and get a fresh start with that laptop.
Using a laptop that still contains all the debris and issues from its previous owner is not what you want to do.

What's the brand name and model name and complete model number of that laptop?


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I just have to empty a SD card; compressing its contents to a 7zip-file takes too much time, and if I have to access the files quickly, I prefer to use a mountable filetype. Thus the requirement to quickly create a VHDX-file, then mount it using the context
Tested using Windows 8.1 without Hyper-V-Role installed.
First, you need to create an empty vhdx-File as a template.
You already have to specify the maximum size this vhdx is allowed to expand to, in my case 255 GiB (255 GiB × 1024 MiB/GiB = 261120 MiB). This can be placed in either your user profile or shared for all users:

Current User: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\All Users: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\
To create the template:
1. Start an elevated command prompt
2. Run diskpart.exe
3. Enter the following commands:
create vdisk file=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\Virtual-Hard-Disk.vhdx type=expandable maximum=261120
attach vdisk
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs label="Blank Virtual Disk" quick
assign letter=z
detach vdisk
4. Once the template is in place, just run this command:
reg.exe add HKCR\.vhdx\Windows.VhdFile\ShellNew /f /v FileName /t REG_SZ /d Virtual-Hard-Disk.vhdx
Now you just have to right-click in any file explorer window, also on remote network shares, select New > Hard Disk Image File and rename the file as you wish!


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I'll try and keep this short. Clean reinstallation. Have Office 2002, but not disk. Have the product code, but when I borrowed Office 2002 to put in my product code, there's a problem. My product code is 20 characters (eg. 55555-000-0000055-55555). Disk asks for 25 characters. I had checked all programs before wiping out the system and in the "About" for each program, my product code is sequenced as above. Same program as borrowed disk, so why don't they match? Am I missing something? Are there "hidden" numbers or am I screwed into having to purchase Office again?


A:Missing Office 2002 disk, but have prod # & borrowed disk, BUT!....

WButchar said:

I'll try and keep this short. Clean reinstallation. Have Office 2002, but not disk. Have the product code, but when I borrowed Office 2002 to put in my product code, there's a problem. My product code is 20 characters (eg. 55555-000-0000055-55555). Disk asks for 25 characters. I had checked all programs before wiping out the system and in the "About" for each program, my product code is sequenced as above. Same program as borrowed disk, so why don't they match? Am I missing something? Are there "hidden" numbers or am I screwed into having to purchase Office again?

WJBClick to expand...

they leave the remainder of the digits out specifically for cases just as this. You are attempting to illegally install a copy of office, if I read you right (you don't 'borrow' an office disk to put in the code), and I am pretty sure we don't help out with matters such as this.


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Hi Ladies and Gents, my first time here.

I am trying to solve a problem where on 2 different machines refuse to open downloaded pdf's when this is selected at the open/save option after downloading. The 2 machines are both Win XP SP2. 1 is running Adobe Acrobat 7.0 (full) the other is running Reader 8.1.1.

On both, if an already saved file is clicked on it opens immediately. It is only on files being downloaded that the problem occurrs.

Any and all ideas gratefully received.


A:NEWBIE: Adobe Acrobat not opening pdf file unless file saved to disk first

Maybe a description of the error would be helpful?

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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.

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Hi there!. I was wandering if anyone could help me out. I am running XP pro and although i recently updated with SP2 the PC appeared to be ok. Now when i try to boot up i get DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. If i put my operating disk in it loads the various files and proceeds to windows setup if i chose to set up windows XP now ie re -install the whole system it goes to the licence agreement then to the windows xp professional setup offering options either to set up windows on the selected item or create a partition or delete the partition . Most imporantly in the box below it states 57240 mb disk o at Id on bus 0 on atapi and underneath <setup cannot access this disk> which is worrying. In the bios it appears to be able to detect the fact that there is a hard disk drive available. If i do press enter at this stage a darker blue screen appears stating that a problem has been detected and that windown has shut down to prevent damage. It then goes on to suggest things that are not possible ie boot into safe mode ofr update or disable drivers it gives the following technical information which for me as a beginner is as much use as a wooden eye. It say ***STOP: 0XOOOOOOO8e (OXCOOOOOO5,OXF99C6CFD, OXF95 A5800, 0X00000000)
*** Setupdd.sys- adrress F999C6FD base at f999d000, datestamp 3d6dd67f
whatever that means
If there is anyone who can help i would appreciate it. I assume the hard drive is ok and the connections are too.

A:Disk boot failure and the missing hard disk

Moved to Windows. This is not a business applications issue. Good luck!

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One day, i put in my disc and i heard a sound which sounded like the sticky keys squeak if you know what i mean... then the disc tray opened and the disc was not there... I closed it again but it just opened up again.... I shone a torch into the drive but the disk was know where to be seen! i tried putting in another disk but it jammed half-way and opened up again. And yes the computer is vertical so it could be at the bottom.... Please reply soon...

A:disk tray automatically opens (disk missing)

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Computer -> Right Click Hard Drive -> Click Properties -> Click Tools.

From there I get the Disk Check option. However After opening the file it does not run. No matter what is or is not checked the file will not run.

The program instantly closes out. Even when I try to set it so that it will run on the next start up. The file will close out without showing the confirmation box.

Now, when I do restart I go to my log in page, but not until after seeing a page for a brief moment, it looks like the page you see after completeing a disk check at start up.

Used the windows install DVD to check for errors in windows and to see if anything needed repairing, came back as everything was fine.

Any help is appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Scan Disk / Disk Check File Not Operating

Hello Ferdoc

Try running it with the /r (repair) switch

Start and then start typing "command prompt" until the shortcut shows up in the search list (at top). Then right click on it and choose "Run as Administrator". Choose to confirm or type in your password to elevate the process

When the command prompt opens, type in
chkdsk /r (there is a space before /)



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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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Hi, please can you help?

I have a 250Gb Seagate Barracuda ATA internal hard drive which is mounted in a Safecom usb/firewire external caddy. It has 2 partitions; a 15Gb FAT32 drive and the rest divided into 2 logical NTFS drives of 160Gb and 60Gb.

I have only had the disk a couple of months. Shortly after I purchased the disk I had a power failure whilst scan disk was running on one of the NTFS drives. Upon reboot XP did not recognise the NTFS drives reporting that the file system was corrupt, the FAT32 drive was fine and accessible.

I managed to recover all my files (mostly mp3s and movie files) from both NTFS drives using GetDataBack, reformatted the disk, replaced the partitions for good measure and reinstalled my backup.

Since then I haven't really had cause to use the disk so it has remained switched off but today I needed to transfer some files across for backup purposes. Having done this I then did a bit of housekeeping; deleted a few files and moved a few folders around on the disk. Then explorer crashed and after I managed to recover from the explorer crash I found that the NTFS partitions were once again inaccessible in XP. XP reporting that the file system is corrupt once again. Once again the FAT32 drive is accessible.

I am currently running GetDataBack again, and it looks likely that it might find all the files again (I hope). I originally purchased the disk to backup my main hard drive which I needed to perform a clean install on, this has been done.... Read more

A:hard disk file system corrupt and disk not accessible

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I ran Computer Management>Disk Management to see the data on all my disk drives. Although all the drives are shown, when looking down the left column I noticed that the number Disk 7 was missing. In other words:
Disk 5 - Removable (Flash Drive)
Disk 6 - Basic (External Drive)
Disk 8 - Basic (External Drive)

So Disk 7 was missing in the listing. I've never experienced that before and was wondering what it meant and whether it indicated a problem.

Any suggestion/advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance........

A:Disk Number Missing in Disk Management

Have you removed an external drive recently? Should there be a disk 7 or was there one recently. The system may not have reset the numbers yet.
Have you tried rebooting?

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I ran Computer Management>Disk Management to see the data on all my disk drives. Although all the drives are shown, when looking down the left column I noticed that the number Disk 7 was missing. In other words:
Disk 5 - Removable (Flash Drive)
Disk 6 - Basic (External Drive)
Disk 8 - Basic (External Drive)

So Disk 7 was missing in the listing. I've never experienced that before and was wondering what it meant and whether it indicated a problem.

Any suggestion/advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance........

A:Disk Number Missing in Disk Management

Have you removed an external drive recently? Should there be a disk 7 or was there one recently. The system may not have reset the numbers yet.
Have you tried rebooting?

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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

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i want to do that.so give me the best way.please

A:how to move data from disk D to disk E and from disk E to disk D

Hello pvnam95 and welcome to Seven Forums.

The easiest way is probably "drag and drop". Open each disk in a separate window and drag the data from one disk to the other.

4 Ways to Transfer Data Between Two Hard Drives - wikiHow

But it really depends on what kinds of drives you have (internal, external, spinner, solid state) and the type of data you're trying to move (large movies, small documents, encrypted, the operating system, etc.) Could you provide a screenshot of your Disk Management? And also fill in your System Specs.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

System Info - See Your System Specs

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Need help guys.

I have tried putting in my windows disk but it still comes back

I have been told to post a log generated by hijack this so here it is

A:Windows - No Disk There is no disk in drive please insert a disk

grevious, to better help you, can you let us know when the error message started to occur and what the exact error message is?

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Note I have a OEM windows product key .

No Recovery disk, Repair disk and Installation disk came with my computer.

Do I have to go to Microsoft web site or the manufacturer of the computer web site to download the recovery disk, repair disk and Installation disk.

Some one said you can download windows ISO from Microsoft web site if you have the product key is that true?

If not where do you get the Installation disk, recovery disk, or repair disk?

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Mornin' Folks,
  Got a curiosity here, and was wondering if my assumptions are correct.
Situation:  2 hd's  1=300+gbs; 2=500+gbs.  Coulda' swore that I loaded 1 as 0, installed win 7 on it(from boot, partitioned it there, as well as partioning 2 more volumes on same), partioned 2(disk 1) with 3 equal partions.  When building
sys plugged sata cords into appropriate slots. 
Loaded win 7 on disk 0.  Left other partitions alone to do later from OS gui, did NOT load anything on disk 1 (the 500) but did partition it from the boot, at the boot disk option.   Wiped all clean, reformatted all internals...etc., etc..
I reconfig the BIOS, Win 7 boots...ouila!
Config the unallocated spaces (remember I partitioned them with the win 7 disk at initial) with Disk Manager GUI.  Put a swap file on 1st volume disk 1. 

Disk 0 configs its own reserved where I had installed the OS...I know this.  Put a 400 mb. sys managed pagefile on disk 0.  Got rid of hiberfil.sys.  Swap file for ENTIRE 'puter on disk 1, partition/volume 1...first part./vol.
EVERYTHING = hunky dorey.....yee haw! 
Now, on at least a weekly basis disk 0 and disk 1 switch places as seen in Disk Manager (right click 'puter...Manage...Storage...Disk Management) ALONG WITH: All the volumes, files, AND the OS.  So sometimes the 300 has the OS, volumes, files, etc. 
and sometimes the 500 has the OS, volumes, files, etc. ... Read more

A:Disk 0 and Disk 1 keep switching places in Disk Management

"HoratioL" wrote in message news:51f7bcfa-6e1d-4fd3-b5ba-e7aefa94113b...


So Folks....anyone have any ideas on my Disks switchin' around on me?

About the only thing I can think of, if you're not switching physical connections is that something is happening in BIOS. - either you're flipping the boot order there, and Windows is interpreting it differently, or something is getting stuck, and the
boot order is changing as a consequence.

Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi |
CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

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7.5 GB of disk space has gone missing from my C: drive.
It's really frustrating - my C: drive is only 20 GB to start with and I now have only 500 MB free, so I really need to figure out what's going on.

Windows Explorer shows C: drive properties of 20 GB disk size and 500 MB free.
I have made hidden files visible. If I add up all the folders under the C: drive they come to 12 GB (almost all in C:\windows).
I have my virtual memory set to all go to the D: drive. My recycling bin is empty. I have set System Restore to use zero disk space. I ran chkdsk and all looked OK.

I ran "disktective" and it shows that I have a single file in the C:\ directory that is 7.5 GB in size, but doesn't tell me what that file is or how I can get rid of it.
I tried "attrib -s | findstr SHR" but didn't turn up anything significant.

What the heck is going on? Anybody know any good disk utilities that might help?

A:Missing disk space - invisible file?

Try Disc Space Reporter - Disk space information tool - http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...-Reporter.shtml.Louis

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I recently bought a dv7-4263cl laptop used. Most times I don't buy used, but at $200, I couldn't pass it up. The guy told me that his kids had crashed it, and deleted the recovery partition by mistake, trying to fix it, before they told him. But -- he said that he had all 6 of the recovery cd's, so I bought it. Tried to run the disk, but when it gets to the end, it says that the file HP_P2PP_LOG is missing. I can't make another set of disk, so what do I do, besides pay HP for a set. I have the file, (zip) but when I try to run it, it ask for a password. So -- I'm stuck. How do I get this file to my computer ?? Anyone have a clue about the needed password. I'm using it but can't use any of the HP programs. I did a custom install using my legit oem windows 7 disk, and downloaded some drivers, but can't get it to install my webcam program, media card reader program, etc. Can anyone help me ???

A:Restore Disk Missing HP_P2PP_LOG File

Why would you try to reinstall the HP factory install which is the worst possible install one can have of Win7, larded with bloatware and duplicate utilities that interfere with better versions built into Win7? All factory installs suffer from this but HP is by far the worst - you're not ever even going to experienceWin7 native performance on that PC until you do what most tech enthusiasts do and Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

Everything needed is in the blue link to get and keep a perfect install of Win7, the opposite of the install you're struggling to have now.

I would delete all partitions during the booted install to get it cleanest, although if bootable diagnostics will run you can save the HP utility partition. If per chance the Recovery partition is still there and you can get it to run HP System Recovery then I'd see if it offers the Minimal Recovery discussed in Reinstall tutorial, as this will save a lot of time and leave out all the bloatware. You'd only need to delete the HP Wireless manager in Control Panel to use Win7's superior wireless manager.

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I have vista on an acer aspire laptop and recently had to reinstall from the back up disks which I have done before with no problems. This time the machine will not boot up and gives a message about a check disk file missing. It then goes onto start up options page, safe mode etc, but selecting any option goes round in a loop to the check disk missing message. I have looked it up but the only solutions seem to involve making a floppy start up disk, there is no floppy drive these days so I am stuck.
I am using the machine from a linux CD so it must be the windows software that is at fault.

A:check disk file missing no start up

You are missing some files from your Backup Disk. If you have a Vista DVD you can go boot off of the disc and choose Repair Your Computer. Get to the RE (Recovery Environment) and choose Command Prompt and type SFC /scannow.

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I bought a hp dv7-4263cl laptop used. Mistake #1 I know. But at $200 it was a great deal with a 17,3 screen, 8 gig, 750hd, etc. Kids had crashed it and deleted the recovery partition trying to fix it before they told dad. He had the 6 restore dvd's so I bought it. When I run the disk, it goes all the way to the end, then says this file is missing HP_P2PP_LOG. How do I add this file to the recovery disk so I can restore it and all the programs. Which disk would it need to be on ? Can I open the disk, insert it in the correct location, then burn a new disk ? There has to be a way to do this but it's over me, and I'm clueless. It wont let me burn another set. I saw a thread about doing so, but couldn't find the files it was talking about in windows search. PLEASE !!

A:Restore Disk Missing HP_P2PP_LOG File

I suggest a install Windows instead of using the HP recovery media.
See: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

You'll have a system without the vendor 'bloatware' (stuff OEMs put on machines that use resources but don't add that much value).

There might be one or two worthwhile programs (CyberPower) but you should be able to download any ancillary programs from the HP support site for that machine.
HP support: Software & driver downloads HP Pavilion dv7-4263cl Entertainment Notebook PC | HP? Support

Read the tutorial and ask questions - I'll emphasize that you should download the Wireless Driver and place it on a thumbdrive. Windows Update (WU) will give you most of the hardware drivers, but you have to get to the WU service - the best method is to connect to the Cable modem with a cat5 cable (it's faster and the base Ethernet driver will get you going in no time).

Everything is explained in the tutorial with a step-by-step process.

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Called Dell and they told me I needed a new hard drive? When I boot it up, it says the config.sys is missing or corrupt. To recover, install the cd that came with the computer. No such disk, just a note saying to use system restore. Dell sold me a new hard drive, but I still want to try and recover the data off the disk? They wouldn't send me the disk the computer is asking for?

A:Missing Config.sys File? No Recovery Disk With Dell

If they didn't send a disk, and did send a hard drive - it's likely that the files to restore already exist on the hard drive. Try installing it and booting up to see if it starts to setup Windows for you (happened to me at work with a customer's computer and a mailed Dell hard drive).

Disconnect the old hard drive to prevent anything happening to the data on it. Once Windows is setup you can slave the old hard drive to the system to see if the data is recoverable.

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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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Hi there,

I am wanting to know if it's possible to put a saved game from my memory onto a disk or something?

My PC needs more memory but at the min I cant afford it , so was wanting to put a game save onto disk if possible.
I am not too good with tech stuff, so I have no idea if I can and if so how to do it.

The reason I'm wanting to do this is because my PC is running really slow and I think it's because my memory is nearly full (it said over 85%)

Can anyone give me some advice please?


A:Can I put saved game onto disk for more memory?

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I used Sonic DigitalMedia Plus v7 to save some files (pictures & videos) on my TSST DVD/CD burner. I did this on 2 CD-RWs (Memorex) and a DVD-R (Sony) using the program‘s Data Disk file burning function. I can at least access my files on the DVD-R, but when I put either CD-RW in the drive the computer won’t even recognize it.

Windows Explorer says “E:\ is not accessible…Incorrect function” if I click on the drive (Windows XP) and DigitalMedia shows there’s a disk in the drive, but that it’s empty; Disk Information says “CD-RW, Blank Media, Erasable” and 0 used space! Are my CD files gone? I used the same procedure to save files on BOTH types of media. Is there ANY way to recover my files?

BTW, can I add files to the DVD-R disk using the same function w/o it erasing the files already there?

Thanks - Brad

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hey ,
fixboot is not writing the boot sector properly from the windows xp recovery disk. it claims to but everytime i restart it says its missing the ntldr file right after POST.
chkdsk claims one or more unrecoverable problems.
any idea on what might securely replace that file?

system :
motherboard : gigabyte ga-m55sli s4
cpu: amd athlon 2.6ghz soc 755
hdd: WD 320gb
OS: xp sp3

A:Missing ntldr file from boot sector, fixboot not writing properly from recovery disk

You could copy the file over manually using the recovering console, a Linux Live CD or an XP PE CD. Sounds like there may be an issue with the hard drive that should be addressed first.

If there is something wrong with the HD, you need to copy the important data off before it gets any worse.

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Will I be able to save a trial program (downloaded from the internet) to a floppy disk or one of those ports? I'm unable to use my computer because a virus has hijacked my mouse curser so whatever I do I have to use his computer now to get download security programs to experiment with what may get rid of the bug.

Thanks for any help. I realize it's probably a question most people know the answer to, but my experience on the computer is doing e-mails, using word/works and trying to get rid of the virus on my computer.

A:Can a trial download program be saved to disk??

I have done it before. Works with some trials and some it does not.

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Ok so after 3 days at this I'm giving up and comming to the experts. I have a Compaq sr1810nx I was told there is malware on the drive from previous owner,Win 98(that was just re-recovered to sp2 '06)currently is has 5mg mem onboard ati 200 ,realtek audio,realtek usb 100g maxtor hd and a TSScombo dvd/cdr. I have attempted to use a Kaspersky rescue disk on it after the first recovery started showing graphic problems(retrace).Also I ran superantispyware and it found 8 2 of which were trojans,and malware bytes(the 1 time it DID run)found 13. When running the recovery console in graphic mode it hangs up,when doing so in text it seems to be scanning to quckly and never finds any threats except 1 spyware file and then it froze.Also when I reset the computer the options for win recovery are f10 to enter the rec console,f1 to go to setup and esc to go to boot menu,odd thig is when I hit f11(which is NOT listed) it goes into the phoenix bios also.The time on the computer is off by about 6 hrs.Kav rescue states when running tmp and var/tmp are saved in ram and suggests I save files elswhere. I have done everything from changing bios drive orders and even created a DOS boot disk.I also have Herin's boot disk but SuperAntispyware stated they was a trojan on this disk when I included it in a scan of all drives.Let me also say that I have 4 computers all of Hp or Compaq design with similar issues. As of now I am using a HP notebook that I just got back from "Geek Squad&quo... Read more

A:Kasperskey rescue disk states /tmp&/var/tmp are saved in ram

HELP?? I now have another two computers affected by this rootkit,I have multiple logs and am unable to run malware programs due to the infection starting at the acpi. My laptop which was "fixed" at Bestbuy is already showing the infection signs. I am working on another computer that was left by the wayside due to infection(same basic software setup as all the others)I'm concentrating on one system so please don't think I am asking to fix the remaining 6(yes 6!) I have ran Rkill,GMER,Highjack this,and a few device detection programs.I have extensive logs on one machine and would be willing to post them if given the opportunity. The other systems will be somewhat similar removals until I get down to the main infection(as I believe it to be a multitude of malware on all of them)I know to run defogger then post but is it even safe to D/L defogger on a corrupted machine? I am now working on a sr5710f compaq desktop. The sr1810nx Presario has been put on hold from the previous post.I would appreciate any help ANYONE(legitimate) can offer as I have been on the phone with ATT tech support(4hrs) and then Geek-squad,tech support(3hrs) both which remote'd into the computers and said there was nothing wrong after cleaning a bunch of "odd looking" things out of the system,& it comes right back. Hell the rootkit even snagged a copy of "logmein" software to boot since they both use this program for remoting. I have only made this email speci... Read more

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Hi I just bought a new computer with a 256 disk partitioned into 2 drives: C (called OS) and D (Data). The computer writes everything to the smaller C drive, leaving D completely empty.

I only have about 25G left on C and would like to find a way to change the way files are saved or some other workaround that will let me take advantage of the entire disk.

I am not a very tech person - a mid-level user, so I need a solution, which will not create problems of programs not recognizing their paths afterwards.

Thanks a lot

A:How do I change the way files are saved on partitioned disk

Leush, welcome to the windows 7 forums.

Most programs allow you to specify where the program is installed if you don't take the default location.
Check with the programs you are installing to see if there is a customize option where you can select
which drive and directory where it will install the program.
Many programs require a small number of files be places on the C or boot drive but many allow you to
install on another disk drive.


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During sfc /scannow it gave me a error about a corrupt file, heres the CBS.log:

A:Corruption found in disk CBS.log saved (sfc /scannow)

Hello KooKooMan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I get an access denied for your CBS file download.

If you like, try going through the items listed in the blue note box at the bottom of OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if it may help.

OPTION THREE in the same tutorial will give you a sfcdetails.txt file that will only show the SFC results.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,

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I would like to know if I can record a webinar onto a disk or save it in Windows Media Center. My OS is Windows 7. Thanks

A:Can a webinar be saved to disk or Windows Media Center?

You can use VideoLan.

Step 1

Open a network stream. This is usually a website with a streaming video. Copy the address bar at the top of your browser. It should end in a video extension, such as .mov or .wmv.
Step 2

Open the VLC player. Navigate to "File" and then "Open Network Stream". Select the "HTTP" radio button. Paste the address bar into the URL field.
Step 3

Under "Advanced Options" select "Save/Stream". Select "Settings". In the next box, select "Play Locally" and then "File". Select the "Browse" button. Choose a saving location. Select "Ok" on both dialog boxes. The video will start streaming through the player and onto your hard drive.
Step 4

Once the video is finished streaming, navigate to the saved file. Right click and select "Rename". Add ".MPG" at the end of the file name. The video is now playable and saved to your local disk

UrlSnooper can help find the location of the stream.

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Dear All,
I'm using my company poratble hard disk.
This portable hard disk is moving person to person and contains all colleagues data.
I want to protect my own data folders so that no one can access.

Is there any way that i can protect my folder ?

Please help.


A:I want to lock my folder that is saved in Portable hard disk.

Try Truecrypt. It makes encrypted folders.

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Hi i have a 74 Gb western digital hard drive with C: and D: drives (i partitioned them)
the D: drive has all my gaming applications on it and the C: drive has all the files for windows/and other crap like firefox, etc.

I was once reformatting to XP from Vista and in the middle of reformat my computer shut down causing a major problem. the answer was my graphics card died... now i have an EVGA 256Mb 8600GT with DX10. I brought the drive to my neighbors house and he can use it just fine, it boots and everything... but... the problem is that when i bring it to my house, and i insert the drive it goes to the Nvidia Boot Agent and after a while displays HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. My current BIOS Boot order is Floppy, CD, and then Hard Disk. I don't know why it wont boot, but the copy of XP has been verified and it works great on my friends computer... why won't it start on mine?
Please help me !

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When I start my non-brand PC with an MSI mobo I receive the following message:
disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter

At first I thought it was the SATA hard drive but when hooked up to another machine I can see all the files. When I went into the Phoenix/Award Bios all the drives are IDE drives. Not an SATA drive option anywhere. The computer was working great for a number of years. I hooked a brand new SATA drive and the BIOS does not recognize the drive.

What might be the problem and how might I use my hard drive again? Thanks!

A:Solved: disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter

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Please help me solve my problem.

I am having LG M-DISK 256MB Flash Disk. One of my friend used it on MAC system and after I was unable to use it on my PC. I formatted the flash disk with great difficulty using a 98 machine. But now when I sotre a file onto the flash disk it gets stored on to it. When I remove the same using proper way also, still the flash disk looses all the data stored in it immediately. When I reinsert the flash disk into computer all data is gone. Computer shows the flash disk as blank. The utility to format the flash disk does not recognize the flash disk.

Please Help


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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.

I have installed a new hard drive and used three different sata cables none of that worked. I have even taken out the battery and that did not work. I am about to give up and scape the whole thing.

A:Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter nothing seems to work

It sounds like a motherboard failure to me.

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Hello everyone,

We have tried many things to get our computer running, and no luck. We have an older Pentium II 400 MHz computer, and we installed a brand new 500 GB IDE hard drive ( which is recognized at start-up ) and we have Windows XP to install. The computer will not install Windows, and the boot disk the hard drive manufacturer provided will not boot the computer.

We have been working on it for three nights and nothing!

We set the boot in BIOS to boot from CD, and it will not boot with Windows XP, or the hard drive CD that came from Western Digital. We even reset the bios, and took out the battery for over 5 minutes and no luck ( except that it helped the computer to finally recognize the new hard drive - we only have one which is set as the Primary Master. We checked all the cables, and disconected the main cables from behind the hard drive, and the two CD roms and nothing!

Can anyone please help us?

A:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter - Tried many tips and nothing!

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Has anyone tried to resize a partition of a SATA disk with Acronis using an USB enclosure? I forgot that I tried once awhile ago, and it took an extremely long time. Of course this makes sense, given the limitations of USB.

But I forgot about that previous experience, and found myself in a position where I needed to resize a partition on a drive. My desktop is down at the moment because the raid controller failed and a replacement is on the way from LSI. So I thought I would use my laptop and put the drive in an enclosure, instead of taking 5 minutes to setup a disk to boot into on my desktop which was dumb. (because I have an extra disk with an installation for it...)

Anyway, I forgot about the problem last time I tried over USB, and as soon as I clicked "commit" I noticed the 18 hour estimated completion time. I clicked cancel, hit "yes" to confirm the cancel, and nothing happened. It's about an hour later, and it is still trying to resize the drive, and hitting cancel still does not actually stop the process.
Does anyone know what is going on?

If there is data on the partition that is being resized, will terminating the program via end process in task manager before it is complete corrupt the data on that partition?
So I'm looking to have 2 questions answered:

A.) Does anyone know of a method to get Acronis to cancel the partition resize?

I don't have another 15 hours to wait. I need to leave in an hour, and need to bring my... Read more

A:Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 - can't cancel partition resize on USB SATA disk

deuce said:

.. and as soon as I clicked "commit" I noticed the 18 hour estimated completion time. I clicked cancel, hit "yes" to confirm the cancel, and nothing happened.Click to expand...

I'm thinking you should've waited ... the first estimate is always ridiculously long ...
But once Acronis figures out what it has to do ... The time usually drops to something more reasonable.

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Boot drive (OS drive): Western Digital 160GB (WDC WD1600JS-00NBC1), clean install of Windows 7 from DVD, nothing else on the drive. Data drive: Western Digital 640GB (WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0), NTFS-formatted, lots of data from a Windows XP machine. BIOS shows that both are there and connected. Device Manager shows that both are there and working properly. Western Digital LifeGuard diagnostics show that both are there and working properly. 'Computer' section shows only the boot drive. Disk Management shows only the boot drive. DISKPART shows both disks:   Disk ###  Status   Size      Free    Dyn  Gpt   Disk 0       Invalid  596 GB  0 B       *    Disk 1       Online   149 GB  0 B When installing Windows 7, it saw both drives and gave me a choice of which drive to install on. I've swapped drives, swapped cables, no change. I tried having only the data drive connected and running Windows setup again - it did not see the data drive. Tried it on another Windows 7 machine with completely different hardware.  Same problem. How do I make my data drive usable?  I am completely baffled. Thanks, Drew DISKPART Detailed Information DISKPART> select disk 0 Disk 0 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> detail disk WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0 ATA Device Disk ID: 2777C72D Type   : ATA Status : Invalid Path   : 1 Target : 1 LUN ID : 0 Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1401)#ATA(C01T01L00) Current Read-only State : No Read-only  : No Boot Disk  :... Read more

A:My data drive not in Disk Management, listed as an Invalid Dynamic disk in DISKPART?

If you are OK with data loss on disk 0 you can do the following,
diskpart> sel dis 0
diskpart> clean
diskpart> conv dyn
This would reactivate your disk.
Invalid occurs due to many reasons like on spanned volume,
suppose few sectors have gone bad. So you are going to lose that data and as such disk becomes invalid.

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Does "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" mean that there is no OS installed on the hard drive?

On my other computer it says "No Operating System found".


A:Solved: Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

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when starting my computer, and no boot disk is inserted, i get the error message:"HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK PRESS ENTER" when a boot disk is inserted, windows xp starts up if no button is pressed after a boot disk is inserted. I cant work out how to boot from hard disk immediately, and it is set as primary boot device. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!!

A:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter

Just go into the Bios and (For my motherbaord) in Advanced BIOS Features, set primary, seconday etc boot devices as you like.

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This is my first build and only problem im having right now is this disk boot failure error..I have a legal copy of vista and trying to install it on a SATA drive and using a DVD/RW to load the CD..I've checked all the connections and everything is seated correctly..went into the BIOS and set my DVD drive to primary and the SATA drive secondary and still no luck..Very frustrated and running out of ideas...Can someone help

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Recently, after unplugging my system from its power source (removing power cable from the power supply) and then later reconnecting the power source, the machine will not boot unless a Vista system disc is in the drive upon boot, mind you, not booting from the disc, just having it in the tray and booting to the OS harddrive. If the disc is not present at startup the machine displays the following error message:


If I insert the disc after this is displayed, the machine hangs and does nothing. If I restart my system after inserting the disc, the machine boots as normal.

Attempted fixes:

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd, /fixboot

Operations complete successfully but they do not fix the problem. These actions were attempted primarily as a shot in the dark. Typically I have encountered this issue when the molex connector or other cabling is loose on the OS HDD, but that is obviously not the issue, since I am posting this from the machine.

OS is currently installed on an IDE drive, set as master on the primary IDE channel.

Any suggestions would be appreciated to save my the extra step in order to boot.

A:Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk and Press Enter to Continue

bootrec /FixMbr

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Sometimes, when I am on my computer it restarts and I get this message


If I turn my pc off and boot it back up, it works fine. I think the problem may be a virus, but using AVG free 8.0. I have found nothing (2 adware) which I think could cause the problem.

Currently I am running a Kaspersky Online scan. But does anyone know what my problem could be?

A:[SOLVED] Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter


Originally Posted by Greerere

Sometimes, when I am on my computer it restarts and I get this message


If I turn my pc off and boot it back up, it works fine. I think the problem may be a virus, but using AVG free 8.0. I have found nothing (2 adware) which I think could cause the problem.

Currently I am running a Kaspersky Online scan. But does anyone know what my problem could be?

the big possiblity is ur hardisk is in trouble.
please use disk utility to check it like deleted reference to illegal software.

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Hi, I left my Pc on standby last night, there were no signs that the computer was broken in any way. I started it up by hitting one of the keyboard keys and it came up with a blue screen of death which I didn't take note of. After I restarted my pc and now it looks like it can't find the OS. I have tried to system restore but it won't let me. And I have also tried choosing a system image backup but it still won't let me. Any help will be highly appreciated.



A:Disk boot failure on startup, insert system disk and press enter

Hello Kyle!

What kind of boot drive do you have? What model is it? Is there another storage device in your PC?

Start your PC up and check if you see the boot drive in BIOS. If not, power down the PC, open it up change the cables and port, start up again.

Good luck!


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