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Are my partitions (C drive and D drive) correct?

Q: Are my partitions (C drive and D drive) correct?

Can someone explain why the storage capacity of my C drive is one tenth of the total storage capacity of the entire hard drive. I bought this computer about 3 weeks ago with specs as follows: 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700 processor24GB DDR4 system memory2TB hard drive128GB SATA Solid State Drive Now when I go to "Settings", click on "Systems" and then on "Storage", it shows the following: This PC ( C: )61.3 GB used out of 119 DATADRIVE1 ( D: )306.7 MB used out of 1.81 TB I have downloaded less than 1 GB of programs. This seems rediculous to have the C drive with such little storage space. Is this right or is there something wrong. This is how it came out of the box.

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

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

Hi KiityCancer,

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

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Can one disk drive have MBR partitions followed by GPT partitions ? Or of the reverse order?
the illustration (kind of mini tool partition layout) :
Disk 1:

Volume   drive    Partition    Part. style   Status
1                            primary      MBR          system active
2           C                primary     MBR          boot
3           D                primary      MBR        none
4           E                 primary     MBR         none
5            J                primary      GPT         none
6            K                 primary     GPT        none
7            L      ...                  &n... Read more

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Can one disk drive have mbr partitions followed by GPT partitions ?
for illustration (kind of using mini tool partition) :
Disk 1:

Volume   drive    Partition    Part. style   Status
1                            primary      MBR          system active
2           C                primary     MBR          boot
3           D                primary      MBR        none
4           E                 primary     MBR         none
5            J                primary      GPT         none
6            K                 primary     GPT        none
7            L      ...
8            M     ...
9  ...
10 ... ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am putting together a computer using parts that I have lying around. Both hdd's are sata, one dvd drive is sata and the other is ide. My question is what are the correct settings for the ide dvd drive. Please help, have searched the internet for days, with no luck tying to find answer. Please help, as this is really starting to get on my nerves. Thank you, rftech

A:what are the correct settings for the ide dvd drive

What are you talking about, just plug the data cord into the motherboard and plug the power connector into the dvd drive. That`s all you have to do.

Explain what else you mean if you`re still having problems.

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Hi my laptop came with 600gb of storage but recently it tells me I only have 200gb of storage I opened it up and saw that it indeed was 600gb so I am quite confused as to why this is

A:Hard drive space not correct

Hi,What is your model name, product number?http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00033108Are you running Windows 10 at present?Please post the screenshot of Disk management here in this thread, after logging into system as Administrator.Follow steps 1 to 4 to take screenshot:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2503-disk-management-how-post-screenshot.htmlRegardsVisruth

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Hi, can anyone help with the correct command to run Chkdsk on two drives.... Drive letters C: and D:

Ideally I'd like Chkdsk to check both drives and fix errors on reboot and I'd like to save the correct command for this in Run-Command's Favorites.

Additionally I'd like any advice that you can offer on how to check encrypted drives for errors and also external drives. Each time I try to check these drives I get prompted to force a dismount then get a message saying that they will be checked on boot. The problem is that they won't be mounted on boot and as far as I can work out - error checking fails.

A:Need the correct command to run Chkdsk on more than one drive

chkdsk /? should list all of the commands and tell you how to use them as well. Is this what you were after?

Disk Check

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After updating Vista Home 32bit to the latest update, my DVD burner has stopped working. I have tried to delete the upper and lower filters but that does not work. Instead of the correct hl-dt-st dvdram gsa-t20n DVD drive, the drive is now labeled as DMDINWJ PIZ0DERK5EB SCSI CdRom Device. Once out of about 20 restarts, the dvd drive actually worked and allowed me to burn a dvd but once I restarted the next time, it went back to not working. I have tried uninstalling the dvd drive and IDE channels but that does not work either. System restore didn't work either. Any other suggestions that I should try???? BTW, I have a HP DV9700 if that helps any. Thanks for any and all help!!

A:CDrom.sys not recognizing correct drive

Use system restore to go back 3 days before the updates. Then see if everything works again, it should. Then post for the next step.

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I have an 8GB hard drive, and I recently formated it and then reinstalled windows 98. Anyway, when I go into My Computer and click on my hard drive, C:/, it says I have only 50mb of free space. I selected all of the files in my hard drive and I only have 2mb installed. So why does it say I have only 50mb free, instead of 6gb? All my aplications have memory requirements in order to run (I need 500mb or so to run them - you know virtual memory and such), but I can't run any of them because of this problem. What is wrong? Thanks in advance. Kaleb.

A:Hard drive space not correct

Well, I checked my drive for errors and that fixed it, so I am ok now.

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Hi everyone!!!!

I decided to buy an IDE/SATA to USB adapter... I found a generic one that looks a lot like this one:
Amazon.com: SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable for 2.5/3.5 Inch Hard Drive / Optical Drive with External AC Power Adapter: Computers & Accessories
It's the first time I buy this so I can test HDD's that may be either faulty or just to recover data from them. I have seen many videos from youtube using this devices and already read the lil' instructions it includes. But as always, I ask for reccomendations to know how to use this safely and properly so I don't burn a HDD or something.

I want to use it by now with a laptop HDD that some friend lent to me (SATA, 5400 RPM 120 GB and I guess is around 600 Ma max current) and an old desktop IDE 4 GB HDD I have (Seagate)...

Any advices? THis device doesn't include a off or on button or something and I'm not sure it will swith from 12v to 5v when connecting a laptop HDD.

Thanks In advance.

See ya!!!

A:Testing a Hard Drive... Is this correct?

Well... I tested with my old Seagate 4 GB desktop HDD and worked properly, slow (because of ata66 speed) but fine.... I'll see how it works with a laptop HDD.

Great tool I decided to buy

See ya!!

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Hello to all,

I have Dell workstation T5500 in which two SATA HDDs 500 GB are configured as RAID 1 volume. Configuration is performed during POST (Ctrl+I) with Intel Storage ROM.
In order to test something, I have removed one drive (from SATA1) from this station (which stayed OFF until the drive is returned back) and used this drive in another identical machine just to see if the system will boot and it did. Later, when I returned this HDD back to the first Workstation, I have noticed that now HDD in SATA 0 (which wasn't touched) is reported as Offline member. I tried to replug the SATA connectors but that didn't solve the problem.
Then I removed SATA 1 again and turned ON the computer and it booted normally. So I guess I need somehow to rebuild the RAID but need to pay attention not to lose the data. So I have determined that computer is bootable from both drives.

There is no Intel Rapid software installed in windows, so only configuration is done during POST.

How to approach here in order to make RAID 1 fully functional again?

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Hey everyone! Long time listener first time caller, I have a quick question about booting from a new drive.

I just installed an SSD with the intention of copying my system files over from my old standard HD and using the new one exclusively to boot off of (using this old guide) and despite a couple of hiccups the whole process has gone smoothly. Now I'm at the stage where everything is copied to the new hard drive, but when I go into the BIOS and change the boot order the computer still wants to boot from the old drive. So basically my question is: is this normal?

When I start up normally I can see the new drive (240GB) and the old drive (2TB), but it appears that Windows is running off of the old drive, which is still reading as the C: drive. Furthermore, when I either unplug the old drive or set the BIOS to only boot from the new drive, I get a "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" message upon startup. I'm pretty sure it should change the new drive to the C: drive once I format my old drive, and I have everything backed up in multiple places so I shouldn't be too worried, but I just want to be extra paranoid about my data and make sure nothing catastrophic happens before I do the any formatting. Any help or clarification would be appreciated, thanks in advance!

A:Windows Not Booting From Correct Drive

Please post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management that shows all partitions on all drives.

Was your "standard HD" connected to your motherboard when you installed Windows on the new SSD?

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I recently decided to do a FRESH install of my system, but on another partition from my current OS. I made the error of not booting from the DVD & installed from the DVD while in the current system. The consequence is the C: drive was occupied by the current system & when I boot into the FRESH system it does not revert to drive C:.

Is there a quick fix or do I need to reinstall directly from the DVD?

A:BOOT drive letters not correct

Boot the DVD to correctly Clean Install Windows 7

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Dear all,

First of all, I've had a look around with Google and can't seem to find an answer to this - I suppose it's a bit of an odd question. I have a TOSHIBA laptop which came with Windows Vista pre-installed and was purchased approximately 2 years ago. I'm just installing Windows 7 CLEAN over Windows Vista now (downloaded it after purchasing it with the ridiculous UK student discount deal currently running). My question is - what should my partitions look like? I have messed about trying to install Linux in the past so when I came to choose one to install Windows 7, I was all over the place. Essentially, I deleted any partition which was not one of the following 3: Vista (C), Data (D) and WinRE. I then formatted Vista (C) and installed Windows 7 fresh on that partition.

Is this how my partitions should look right now? I am just trying to pre-empt a failure in the future in case I've done something stupid! I know, for example, that after I tried installing Linux, my computer lost the ability to boot to TOSHIBA's recovery platform by pressing F8 when the computer starts.

Thank you for all your help in this matter.

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Hi guys, 3 weeks ago I made a threat about an Optical Drive enclosure, and I got it and worked flawlessly.

But now I'm looking for a SATA enclosure, could you tell me if this is the correct one?

This is the current drive I want to connect to my laptop:

BTW, sorry for the bad pic, it was taken from my phone...

A:I need a SATA Optical Drive Enclosure... Is this the correct one?

Looks OK to me.

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Hello and thank you for your help. First time posting here. I have a problem that has been going on for days and driving me crazy.

I got a new SSD/HDD combo drive. I was moving all my files and partitions around and I deleted the System Partition on both my bootable drives.

After 24 straight hours working on this, this is where I'm at.

I have 3 total drives

1 2TB C: drive Main Drive with Windows 7 (Main windows with files)
1 465GB E: drive for backup also has Windows 7 (Clean Fresh Install, Nothing on the drive but Win7)
1 586GB Drive for files only.

I got my original (Good) windows to finally boot with my 2TB being C:

The boot files seem to be on drive E:

Now first, I have tried and tried to move to boot files but NOTHING has worked.

I CAN'T afford to lose the windows files on C: (2TB) It has many settings(trip monitors etc) that I don't want to loose.

What is the best way to fix.

I am scared to try things that will make it to where I can't boot (Work from Home on this computer)

Attached Disk Management screenshot.

Thank you

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This is Rijesh here, and i have a problem related with my laptop dvd drive, whcih is not showing in my computer, and in device manager it is shwon with a YELLOW EXCLAMATION MARK, i treid to disable and enable, plus i tried to unstall and install, but when it gets installed it is shwoing that the device might not work properl, as this drive has no Hardware Problem as the computer is booting with the same Drive,

So please guide me to rectify this error,


A:HOw can i correct the device driver problem of my dvd drive?

First, uninstall the drive in Device Manager and reboot.

If that doesn't do it, try this:

Download CDgone, right click on the downloaded file and choose Extract All, then double-click on cdgone.reg Say "Yes" to the merge question and then reboot. See if the drives have returned. You may have to re-install CD burning applications, since they're the ones that tinker with the filter setting in the registry that caused the drives to disappear.

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I bought a WD Hard drive a few months ago, and it's worked fine. I've been using Linux alot and recently I decided to trudge back to Mircowhore and use Win XP Pro. I installed Win 98 and used my Win XP upgrade disc and choose to use NFTS. Well, as it was formating my drive my power went out for just a second- long enough to shut my computer down. So I restarted it and went through everything and choose FAT 32 and planned to convert to NFTS latter. After it was all done I came to notice that my drive was only being read as a 33gb drive instead of the robust and full 120gb. WTF? So I used Partition Magic 8 to read the drive and it only came up with the 33gb FAT 32 drive with no reference what so ever of the lost 80+ gb's. Also Windows isn't finding it either. I tried a data recovery program and it didn't find anything. I used Data Life Guard to write Zero's to it to erase the Partitions, but even after that was done, it was still only 33gb. Grrr... Any ideas on what to do? I spent 130 dollars on this thing, and now it's not working. Please help!

A:Hard drive isn't displaying as correct size...

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I popped an old drive with XP installed on it into a new(ish) PC I have. When booting the new PC with the old drive I get blue screen messages that seem to indicate driver issues. If I boot it in safe mode it will boot.

This is the way this should behave correct? The old drive is looking for the old hardware, which it doesn't see, then has a bit of a freak out and blue screens and reboots. To get the old drive working in the new PC I should reformat and re-install the OS with the drive installed in the new PC correct?

A:Old hard drive and OS in a new PC, this shouldn't work correct?

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What gives? I am supposed to have 80 GB but only about 75 GB is accounted for. Does this mean my hard drive is damaged? Also lately I have been noticing sometimes when I let my computer go into sleep mode it goes black(not the screensaver) and will not respond. Also during this nonresponsive time my fans are going full force. I tried just leaving the case open thinking something was overheating and that would help but to no avail.

I know you guys know your **** and aren't incompetent like me so enlighten me please.

A:Correct hard drive memory not listed.

Question 1

Question 2
Power saving settings don't always work right on a desktop. Which Windows version are you using?

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My Disk Drive won't work. Each time I try to play a DVD it keeps coming up with the message Region not recognised, you can only play DVD's from this region! What the hell does this mean? I always used to be able to play them with no trouble, however now, I can't play them at all. I know for definite that I have not manually altered the Region thingy, how do I change it back so I can play DVD's? Its really annoying me now and I don't want to have to get a new laptop because of this. If anyone knows how to do this and what I need to do, the instructions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!  

A:Disk Drive- Region Error, how do I correct this?

@Auri_96 http://drm-assistant.com/dvdtips/change-reset-dvd-region-code-in-windows8.html REO

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12191 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 919 GB (594 GB Free); F: 31 GB (28 GB Free); G: 931 GB (100 GB Free); H: 1863 GB (1393 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0C2XKD
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Have a problem with one of m ext hard drives. Attached is a screen dump of the disk mgmt screen. It is disk F.

It is actually a 3tb hard drive which got formatted wrong. How do I get it back to NTFS and 3 tb?

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Hi everyone I recently changed my primary boot drive to a usb from my sata 4 drive so I could reset my login password. then I changed my primary boot drive back to the sata4 drive it was originally on and now when I boot all I see is a black screen with a blinking dash. If I press f8 just after I turn on the computer it asks if I want to boot from sata3 or sata 4 picking sata 4 gives my the same problem picking sata3 makes the computer boot normally. I tried pressing "del" and changing my primary boot drive to sata 3 and it gives me the same problem.

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i have two hard drives in my comp a 40gig master split in to four partitions. c: win me d: win xp e: files and f: programs. i also have a 80 gig slave with games on. today my e drive which is 25 gig in size was getting to its capacity ( it had less than 400 meg space on it). so i selected and cut two files totaling 1.5 gig and cut them and pasted them into my 80 gig drive. then my e drive showed 550 meg free. i rebooted and looked again still only 550 meg free. i then selected more files totaling 3 gig this time and cut and pasted them into the 80 gig drive. this time it says there is 750 meg free on e drive. helpppppppppppp i have moved files totaling 4.5 gig and it has only freed up 350 meg. i can't stop the pesky pop up saying disk space running low. i am running xp pro. can anyone shed some light on this problem please.

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Computer is a Gateway 2000.
currently, no OS loaded up.

1. I believe I have the primary ribbon cable correctly installed to my two HD.
a. One end of the primary ribbon is in my C: drive (Maxtor, 71626AP, no switches)
b. The middle connector is to a HD, of presumed extended storage use (Western Digital, Caviar 31000?). the jumper is set horizontally across CS and SL

2. I believe I have the Secondary ribbon cable hooked up successfully and at the other end it hooks to the CDrom drive, jumper in SL.

The reason I say I believe is that the only arrangement of cables that seemed to get my computer to recognize the HDs was as I have above. There is no indication on the MB which is Primary and which is Secondary.

Can anyone confirm this is an acceptable hook-up?

3. I would like to reload W95 on this computer. It presumably needs a reload since many things apparently got accidently deleted. On start-up will go to the Win95 splash screen and then blank out.

4. I have the Win95 CD but I can't get my computer to recognize the $%^&&& CD drive. I swapped out a functioning drive so I know it's not the drive. I went into system setup and there is no boot order that allows me to go for the CD drive.

Needless to say this Gateway currently has no internet connection so download "fixes" would have to be transferred via floppies...since the darn CD drive doesn't work.......

I now this is an embarressingly easy fix for someone who is an expert ... Read more

A:Solved: Are these HD, CD drive and IDE cable hook-ups correct?

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I don't know what to do now..
the normal size : 50gb
current :495..

A:After reinstalling windows my c: drive size is not correct

the normal size : 50gb

There is no normal size.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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i live in india.
i have celron 2.4 wih 256 ram
i m now learning graphic designing and the the virtual memory is too low for it.
i have installed adobe photoshop and illistrator (cs) in my pc with 256 ram and i also have other common programmes installed on my pc.
now i am installing a new 512mb ram for the heavy softwares to install.
tell me is it ok and will it work if i use 512mb ram in celron 2.4 and with the softrwares like adobe photoshop, illustrator, corel draw, indesign, flash etc.......
and i have very less memory in c drive, i want to add some space from d drive to c drive, how can i do it?
thanks in advance.

A:drive partitions

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Ok someone has made a mistake in installing windows in our department.

They have installed win xp, all works fine. The OS is installed on drive D but there is also a drive C.

Drive C is only 45MB in size, Drive D is 130GB.

Now the problem is that when we install certain software it wants to automatically default to C:\, which obviously wont work due to the limited disk space.

How do i go about swapping the drive letters around or the partitions? I tried disk management and it didnt let me do anything error "cannot change boot partition" this was on C.

I realy dont want to install windows xp again by deleting/formatting each partition. Any quick way around it? I know partition might have helped but i want to be sure before doing anything.


A:Drive Partitions

Drive Management won't let you do it because it sees the letter as being "in use". Have you tried changing the "C:" partition to another letter...say drive N: (just for an example ) and then changing your primary partition with your OS on it to "C:".

If that doesn't work, a program like Partition Magic might be able to fix it.

Good Luck

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I just wiped out my drive. I used Partition Magic and deleted all partitions. Then I created 3 partitions. One FAT32 and two NTFS. Then I installed Win98 and it was running fine. But:

1. I have another HDD installed on the PC and I couldnt access it. When installing it says the drive is unformatted or damaged but I havent touched the other drive.

2. After installing Win98, I could not find my other partitons to install Win2k and WinXP. I have started over again. I am now formatting the entire drive as NTFS. I just want to have the entire drive accessible and partitioned, formatted.

3. When installing Win98, shodl I choose support lareg disk? It says if I do I wont be able to install other OS.

4. If I format my entire drive at NTFS right now, can quite the win2k setup and then install Win98 and partition the disk aand format the amount of space I want to FAT32?

A:cant see partitions on drive

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I have 3 Partitions on Hard Drive in the Windows/Linux machine. # One is 76.77 GB, # two is 70.29 GB and #3 is 1.99 GB.  I would like to take, using Disk Management, and move #3 into #2, but is see no way to do that.  I can delete the Partition,
but then then 1.99 Gb is gone, unusable anymore.
Any Ideas on how I can do this?

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 14 laptop with a 256GB SSD. The system has seeveral partitions, including the Windows partition and Lenovo parition (which appears to just contain drivers), and the LENOVO_PART parition (which I assume to be the recovery partition. All the others are relatively small in size, but I cannot  find a description of what they are and if they are used. I would like to recover the space by the unused partitions if possible. I have attached a screen shot of the partion list. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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I am running a 2TB drive on my Lenovo desktop. As it happens, it's my office machine and therefore I use very little of the space - around 60GB. I decided to speed it up by adding a 128GB SSD drive for the system, while keeping the old drive as a backup location. I am trying to work out how to efficiently clone the drive. I currently have 5 partitions listed in Windows 10, in order:1. 1000MB Recovery Partition2. 260MB EFI System Partition3. 500MB OEM Partition4. 1.8TB Boot/Page File/Crash Dump/Primary Partition (my C: drive)5. 24.41GB Recovery Partition My intention was to shrink 4 (my C: drive) to 128GB and clone it onto the SSD. I am hoping that:a) I will be able to boot my Windows 10 from the SSD as my primaryb) I will use the remaining 1.676TB of 4. to create another partition, call it D: drive, that I will use as a backup destination for my SSD.c) If anything goes wrong with the SSD, I simply skip it in the boot sequence and boot from 4. on the old drive - and use the archive on D: to recover data.d) Should it happen that I need to access any of the recovery partitions, I boot from the old drive as they are still there. Will this work as intended, or am I missing something here? Thank you!

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Hey. I am installing windows 10 pro right now. for two days actually. First time I was setting it up, I ran into the "language Select Loop". And because I did not create a user yet, I could do nothing. Not even acess safe mode(defaultuser0). I made a Win10 pro ISO and booted a flash. at first my pc couldnt see the flash. but after I booted it again with different settings, It worked.

But now I am in Windows setup and it asks me where do I want to install windows. I cannot instal it on none of the listed drives. It says:

How do I change the style if I cant even acess the windows itself?? this is different pc.
I would love if I could get a reply in less than 2 hours for that I have a lot of things to do with that pc.

Btw I dont have uefi. just bios. my pc is laptop asus A55A


A:Drive 0 Partitions

Nevermind I just found out the combination to open CMD during instalation. even without helping me, thank you. 10/10 will post here again.

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I have a 20 gg harddrive that is in 2 partitions, I would like to make it into one, butttttt, one of the partitions is fat and the other is fat 32. and not at all sure what to do with them. I bought the pc from a friend, along with it came a program called partition magic.

A:hd drive partitions

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Hello there fellow nerds,

It baffled me for a long time why does my primary drive have so many recovery and "others" partitions.
When im working with my partitions on the primary drive it is quite difficult to navigate trough as you can see.
My question is do I really need all of those partitions ( I doubt I have ever used most of them ), ofc I need EFI partition and the primary one but the rest, I just don't know.

With regards,


( what a mess )

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have my C drive partitioned with a S & I drives as well as a external hard drive partitioned with two extra drives that i done need any more.

How do i get rid of these partitioned drives.

A:How to get rid of drive partitions

Right click My Computer, click Manage
Click on Disk Management
Right click the partition you want to delete in the lower right pane, Click Delete Partition

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I am not sure how or when this occurred but I somehow seem to have ended up with 2 Healthy (recovery partition) both of which are different sizes.

I assume I don't need both, but how do I determine which is being used?



A:Partitions on C Drive

From an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt run:

reagentc /info

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Correct bitlocker password & RecoveryKey Can't unlock my drive
I have 2 hard drive in my computer, 1st one runs OS, 2nd one using bitlocker to encrypt and works fine until........... I re-installed the OS on the 1st Drive (didn't touch 2nd drive at all, the only thing is that during the installation, I manually turned
off the power once due to the computer locks up.)
Now when I try to open my 2nd hard drive typing bitlocker password, always says: wrong password.
Then I was trying to use the Recovery Key to unlock, but always say:  the key does not match the drive. -- I am pertty sure this key is for this drive.
Is there anything else I can try? Or any more information needed to help me get my data back?

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I have:
Drive 1 - SSD (boot)Drive 2 - HDD (storage)Drive 3 - HDD (storage)Drive 4 - External HDD (storage)

I have reinstalled Windows several times over the time I've had drives 2, 3 and 4. I believe the "life" of the drives has spanned from Windows 8, to 8.1 and now to 10.

I have always only been the single user of the PC.

Sometimes, when I try to move files between drives, I get a message stating I need to be an administrator to continue. I can simply click Continue (or OK, I don't quite remember) and it transfers just fine.

How can I ensure drive/folder/file permissions are correct on all of the drives?

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Hey Guys,

I have a very strange problem.

I'm running Win7 Ultimate on my new pc. I have a dedicated 60GB SSD for the operating system.

When i open Windows Explorer, it show that i have "11.4GB free of 55.7GB". If i right click on the drive and go to 'properties' it shows the same info..."Used Space: 44.3GB"

Now here's my problem...

I checked EVERY folder on the drive (including hidden files) but they always add up to 20.2GB...even when i'm in the root directory, I "select all" and press "alt-enter" for properties, it also adds up to 20.4GB (size on disk)!!

WHAT THA? What's going on? (see screen shots)


A:OS Drive doesn't shows correct storage details


Did you also tally up the hidden files? Some classic examples might include:


This can be very large and easily account for a large part of the "missing" 20GB.


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I've had this problem in the past where Nero thinks my burner is a 12X and not a 24X. This was easily solved by a reboot. Now however even after the speed test it will only allow me to burn at 12X. I am using a Sony CRX175E.

A:(Resolved) Nero not reading Correct drive speed?

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I deleted the spare keys and finger prints since they were not working efficiently every time when I turn on my laptop. After I turned off my laptop and restarted it, they hp drive encryption started and It accepts my correct password but then it does not responds and every process stops. So I cannot start my laptop as I cannot get through this hp drive encryption software. I don't want to lose my data either. Please give me solutions as soon as possible. Thanks

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Recently I noticed my C drive is getting pretty full( 70GBs free of 287GBs), so I decided to clean up my laptop a little, ran a disk cleaner, disk defrag, deleted temp files, clean recycle bin, removed some programs that were high in GBs, removed old movies etc. That should have free'd up about 5GBs of space, from 70GBs free, to around 75+GBs free.. Instead I noticed it hadn't changed at all, and after running the defrag and disk cleaner i only had 66GBs free....

I think my computer isn't showing the correct amount of free space, I removed more than enough programs and files to free up some space and I don't know what to do to make it show the correct amount...

I have a Dell laptop, with 3GBs RAM, running windows vista service pack 2, 32bit OS.

A:C drive not showing the correct amount of free space?

Hello Sacharissa

To gain more free space Delete a restore point.


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Correct bitlocker password & RecoveryKey Can't unlock my drive !
I have an external drive encrypted by bitlocker, and works fine until........... I re-installed the OS One day.

I am petty sure the password is correct, but always  give me error: THE PASSWORD ENTERED IS INCORRECT.

I was trying to use my recovery key, But always says: The Key doesn't match this drive

I have double checked that this ReveryKey matches this drive.- see image below

BTW. I lost the External Key while re-install my OS.

Also tried Repair Tool using the Recovery Key, still no lucky, Here's result:

I don't know what else I can do to get my drive unlocked!

Any one can help me?
Thank you!!

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I havea Dell model4700 2.4 Ghz, 256 ram , Its running very slow! I found alot of spyware and adware on it along with some virusus! even after delteing as much as possible on the problem files . It still acting slow..I feel the only option left is to Format the hard drive and start anew?
What is the correct way to format the drive, and do a clean install of the OS ? Thanks for any hints..


A:correct way to format hard drive in windows XP home

This is a good guide for reinstalling on a Dell: http://www.djdenham.com/Install Procedures.htm


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