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Logical Partitioning in Disk Management Only "Simple Volume"???

Q: Logical Partitioning in Disk Management Only "Simple Volume"???

I've scoured the net to try to solve this. It's a very simple inquiry with a very definitive answer (i.e. this is solved when I can make extended/logical partitions in disk management).

When I select unallocated space in disk maagement All I get is "New Simple Volume" option.

how do I create an extended partition and then logicals on it? I can do this ever so easily in gparted and may resort to that but a bit infuriated at how clunky this seems in disk management.

A: Logical Partitioning in Disk Management Only "Simple Volume"???

Windows disk management is very basic in that you have to create three primary partitions first before creating the fourth, which will be an extended partition that will then let you create logical partitions within it.

You may want to create a Partition Wizard bootable disc, which is far more flexible than Windows 7's disk management utility.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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I have a C: drive which I want to increase in size. Under disk management there is 20GB of "Free space" - (right next to the C: partition). But neither disk management or EASUES partition manager will allow the partition to use this space. How to I change "free space" to "unallocated" so that it can be used ?

A:Cannot extend volume (disk management) although "free space" exists

Can you post a snip showing what you have? An image makes it easier for us to help you. For example, you said that there was 20GB of free space next to your C: partition. What you didn't say was whether it was to the left or right of it.

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Hello,

I was just checking my new disk in Disk Management, and I was about to extend the volume I already had, when I miss clicked and deleted the whole volume. After some research it seems that I can recover it, because the data isn't lost yet, but I didn't find any solutions for win7 yet.
Source: How To Recover an Accidentally Deleted NTFS or FAT32 Dynamic Volume

I looked for Dskprobe.exe but it seems to not work in win7.

In the attachment you can see that I have three disks made into C: and X: I have already gotten that far in my reconstruction (as I read in the link)

But I don't know what to do know, can someone please help me? I kinda lost gigs of work and almost a TB of media

If you need more information, I'll be here updating this thread every minute

Maybe this one should have gone in the Software forum, please move it if so.
Looking forward for any support.

Kind Regards
Stig

A:So I just miss-clicked "Delete Volume" in Disk Management

I am now using EASEUS Recovery Wizard Pro to get my files back, and transfer them to another disk. It takes ten hours to recover the files, plus the time it takes to copy the files. It does not look like there's an easier way to do this. If nobody has any solutions?

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Hello,I got 3 equal disks which were a dynamic Raid-5 before. I want to create a Dynamic Raid-5 again in Windows 7 but it's greyed out in the context menu. I can create a mirror, stripped or spanned volume. But no Raid-5 volume.All disks are dynamic disks already and unallocated.Anyone able to help?

A: "New RAID-5 Volume..." greyed out in Disk Management

Hi,
 
Sorry for late reply.
 
After confirming with our product team, it says that RAID-5 is only supported on computers running Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server,  Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 Operating Systems. In Windows 7, only hardware-based RAID is supported.  Thus I recommend that you check your computer to see if it meets this requirement and visit the motherboard?s support web site to download the RAID drive controller drivers.
 
References:
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786912(WS.10).aspx#BKMK_WINUI
 
Best Regards
Dale Qiao

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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Today I went to shrink my C: drive so i could install Windows 7 Ultimate on a new disk partiton. I did all the steps in shrinking it, but then i get an error, the error is titled Logical Disk Manager and it says Acess is Denied... I ran ESET's Smart Security and also malwarebytes anti-malware virus scanners and my laptop is clean. But anyone knows whats up?

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To start with i am trying to change the name or label (C:, D:, E:) of my drive.
Reason - I have a portable external drive that i use at uni and home, but the computers at uni label it as E: drive where as the pc at home labels it as D: drive. I am unable to rn applications which i install onj this portable drive with the intention of running them anywhere. But some apps wont run due to the labelling confusion and i have to install them again via the internet on the portable drive again on the new pc.

So I am trying the change the name of the CD drive (at home not uni as the i cant access administrative tools at uni and moreover its easier this way) which is currently labelled as E, so that the portable drive can be labelled as E (just like the labelling at the uni). (btw my portable drive is either labelled as D or any other variable depending on whether i have another usb connected or not. If so, the portable drive gets labbeld differently if connected after the usb, but never mind that)

so i researched online and found that i can change labelling in disk manager.
source - http://www.dougknox.com/tips/xp_drive_letters.htm

However, i cant access the "logical disk manager".
Error - "the dependancy service or group failed to start"
Error - unable to connect to disk manager service

So i searched again and followed the advice on this thread
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...-drive-manager

Specifically the post which states the follow... Read more

A:BIG issue with "logical disk manager"

This may not help you directly, but in the future, when starting disk management, do this instead: start, run, diskmgmt.msc
I'm not sure what Error 193: 0xc1, because the google hits seem to give different causes and different fixes for it. You can try them in turn.

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I'm trying to create a new simple volume in 130 GB free disk space. There's no obvious reason why it would refuse to do so - I'm not at the hard limit on number of partitions or anything - but disk management MSC is consistently returning "Not enough space" errors.

The only thing I can think of is something to do with the partition order, but if so I have no idea how to fix it non-destructively. I'm in the middle of backups on it, so deleting partitions is a no-go. At the moment I don't understand what's going on.

DISKPART output (Win 7 x64):


Code:
DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 232 GB 134 GB

DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 43 GB 1024 KB
Partition 0 Extended 188 GB 43 GB
Partition 2 Logical 54 GB 178 GB

DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 E DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 C SYSTEM W NTFS Partition 43 GB Healthy System
Volume 2 D DATA NTFS Partition 54 GB Healthy
The disk structure is: (1) primary p... Read more

A:Disk management tool won't allow new simple volume, no obvious reason.

Post a screenshot of the Disk Management snap-in. If it was me, I'd nix all the extended partitions completely, and also keep it to two total partitions. One primary for C and one primary for D. I have always used primary so they have no links or ties to each other.

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Here's the story. I bought this new Samsung 840 250GB SSD.
I first did a clean install of windows 7 on it and it worked fine. Windows installed without much problem and everything. Then something didn't look right about the partitions. It looked like because I had all my HDDs connected while installing windows on the SSD the windows created the system reserve on the old HDD rather than the SSD. So I went back and decided to start from scratch with all the HDDs except for the SSD disconnected. I tried reinstalling windows on it but this time it didn't work. I tried formatting the SSD and it just gave me an error saying windows couldn't install on a GPT disk. I went into bios, made sure the PC was booting from the UEFI DVD drive and it still kept giving me the same error.

So I then booted up my old HDD. I tried formatting my SSD and now I can't delete the partition!
This is what my disk set up looks like:


If I click "extend volume" on the "New Volume (G" disk, it says "there is not enough space on the disk(s) to complete this operation".
If I try to create a "new simple volume" on the "unallocated" partition, it says the same...

Have I destroyed my new SSD now?! I just want it to work like a new clean disk...

A:If I try to "extend volume" it gives "not enough space on the disk(s)"

Hiyya Tracing try doing it with Partition Wizard mate Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
Brilliant tool if you can't do anything with the partition them just wipe the disk mate and start over with this SSD Alignment

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When trying to view my disks in Computer Management>Disk Management, I get "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service" for several minutes, then "Loading disk configuration information" nearly forever. After about 20 minutes, some information appears, but I can't scroll the window to see all the data.

Also - I'm now having trouble creating and re-naming new folders in Win Explorer. It "feels" like it's related. Has something else got control of my drives? Any suggestions welcome.

A:Disk Management hangs at "Loading disk configuration information"

Same issue except no problem with renaming folders.

Following services are running:

Virtual Disk set to Manual
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Plug and Play

Logged in as administrator account. Drives check out OK with manufacturers diagnostic tools.

Running MMC and adding the Snap-in for Disk Management(Local) does not fix the issue. I'm guessing there's a problematic registry setting for a drive that use to exist or is now having an issue. Anyone have any other suggestions?

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Hello guys, the last week I've been strugling with these nasty BSODs. At first I thought it was my HDDs as ntoskrn.exe somewhat hinted towards that from googling it. My HDDs have been causing a lot of trouble earlier as well due to their somewhat long years of service. However, I've recently reformated my computer and installed W7 on a brand new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD hoping the BSODs would go away, they didn't.

I googled BSOD and I stumbled upon this forum and I thought I'd give it a try. I'm somewhat desperate, as I need my computer working for both work, school and amusement.

I've been trying to run Memtest in order to test my memory but without any results. I'm also currently running on only on 4GB chip instead of two, to see if the problem still exists. Also, without any results.

This is the second time I'm writing this thread btw, I was just about to post it and my PC crashed.

Here is my two logs + dxdiag (last crash didn't generate a log oddly enough).

Here is additional hardware/gear that I use:

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset
Razer Naga
Logitech G19
Logitech C920 (Webcam)
Corsair 750W PSU

My temperatures are also good. Both CPU and MB idles at around ~25. GPU's all good too. I'm also using a Corsair 650D chassi with dustfilters at both air-income so dust is minimal. On top off this, I use airpressure to clean away dust somewhat regularly and I also did exactly this 2 days ago when I reinstalled the pc.
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A:BSOD - "Memory management", "Bad pool header", "ntoskrnl.exe"

Are you over-clocking? Is the bios set to its defaults? Is the SSD set on a SATA 3 port in AHCI mode?
 

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Hello.

Yesterday, I had to perform a new installation of Windows XP because I somehow corrupted some system files beyond repair. Now I have everything up and running anew and have made all the Windows updates and it's all honky dory. However, I just went to the Disk Managent Console with the intention of re-assigning drive letter for my storage partitions (not the one that contains Windows) and ran into a problem.

I have a partition set up on my main hard disk to use exclusively for Window's pagefile. I have not yet set up Windows to put the pagefile there. This is the next partition after the primary partition that contains the OS. I wanted to set the drive letter of this partition to Z: to get it out of the way in Windows Explorer. However, the partitions shows as:
Healthy (System)
whereas the main Windows partition shows as:
Healtyh (Boot)

This is really weird because in the past, only the Windows partition would show up as (System). I'm afraid I might have somehow screwed up during the Windows installation.
Does anybody know why this is ocurring and any possible solutions that do not include re-installing Windows?

If it's any help, when I set Windows Explorer to show all files here are the files that are on that partition:
RECYCLER (folder)
System Volume Information (folder)
boot.ini
NTDETECT.COM
ntldr

Thank you.
 

A:Partition shows as "system" in Disk Management Console

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(what my recovery partition contains, am I missing a file?)

I copied the recovery partition over to another block of unallocated space since it was in the way of a partition I wanted to merge with my Windows partition.

After doing that, Disk Management displayed "Primary Partition" instead of "Recovery Partition".

How do I get it to show "Recovery Partition"? I re-registered WindowsRE using reagentc /setreimage, I even obtained new files for WinRE from the install.wim in my ESD folder, used 450 MB on the dot, and I tried this diskpart script:


Code:
rem == HideRecoveryPartitions-UEFI.txt
select disk 0
select partition 3
remove
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001

It still displays "Primary Partition". All I want is for Disk Management to identify the partition as the Recovery Partition.

Also, what is the default PBRImage Location (the one that uses install.wim, not winre.wim) for Windows 10? I'm currently using a custom one, but I'm curious of the default one.

A:How do I show "(Recovery Partition)" in Disk Management?

So despite my computer being able to boot into a UEFI-environment, I had to use a BIOS-environment script to get the desired result.


Code:
rem == HideRecoveryPartitions-BIOS.txt
select disk 0
select partition 3
set id=27
remove
list volume
exit



This topic can now be locked (although I am still curious about the default PBRImage location, as mentioned previously--so if anyone knows that, please post :3).

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Hello, my name is AmalM and I'm new here.

I have two internal HDDs. One is a Samsung and the other is a Western Digital Caviar.
The WDC has the problem. There were three partitions in it. One day when I turned on my PC, I couldn't see any of those partitions in "My Computer". It's detected in both BIOS and Disk Management. When I checked Disk Management, it showed "Error".

So I download Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics and checked my HDD. Quick test failed:



And the Extended search said that there are some bad sectors and asked me to fix it. I pressed Ok. And when I went to Disk Management again, it says " Import failed" :



And then I used TestDisk:




Here it shows my lost three partitions.
I pressed p and I could see all my files. So, I thought there's some hope and I came here:



Here, I selected "write" option and pressed y:

And this message showed:



Please help me fix that drive. 3/4 of my files are in it. Please help me.
I think it happened because one of the wires to the HDD was loose. I fixed it now. I changed the wires.
If you need any more details from me, please reply.
Please help me.

A:HDD shows "Import failed" in Disk Management

Oh my god!
When I right clicked the Disk and clicked "Offline" in Disk Management, it showed some error but the partitions are now back:

But one partition is still missing. And you can see it as "Unallocated space" in Disk Management. How do I recover it?
Anyway, I got these 2 partitions. Now, I'm confident that I'll get the other one too. Thank god.

EDIT: The partitions which came back are now shown as Read-only. How do I change it to Read/Write?
I still need help. Please help me.

EDIT: The last partition also came back after I rebooted my PC. Now the only problem is that these partitions are Read-Only. How do I change it to Read/Write? Please help me.

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Howdy folks

I'm stuck in a bit of a weird situation here that I have no idea how to fix.
I just bought and installed a new hard drive for the purpose of doing a RAID 0 configuration with my old drive. The BIOS picks up the new hard drive perfectly, and it's being recognised in Disk Management.

See, the pickle here is when I try to convert my Disks from Basic to Dynamic, I get this little epitome of frustration:
...HELP!
Google's not co-operating with me on this one, I can't find a single relevant article.
Is there any way to change the ever elusive 'pack name'?
Anything even slightly relevant will be a relief to read by comparison, so don't hesitate to recommend anything.

A:"The pack name is invalid..." - Disk Management Issue

Hi, Modus Operandom, and welcome to the forums.

You say convert it to RAID - but I am puzzled as to why on earth would you try to do that in Disk Management? Are you attempting to use Software based RAID?

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Hi all,

I have this external drive that I use as a backup from time to time. I tried to connect it to my comp today but nothing happens. I checked the Disk management and there it is, I can also "remove it safely" by right clicking then selecting it in the taskbar, the only thing I can't seem to do is browse through it.

I tried a fresh reboot without and with it, that was to no avail. I tried connect it to my laptop and that was fine. Here is a screenshot of the disk management if it can help

Thanks for your input

A:External HD not in "Desktop" but is shown in Disk management

Are you plugging it into the USB connector you remember you usually use? If so, try a different USB slot, preferably one in the back of your machine.

This is Seagate's HDD troubleshooter page. Scroll down to the end of the list on the left, about a third of the way down and you will see: Troubleshooting a Seagate or Maxtor external hard drive that isn't found in Windows

There are steps there including the one I offered to help solve your dilemma.

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Hi,

I had Windows 8.1 installed for quite some time and wanted to go back to 8 today until the real update rolled out. I had a system image stored with everything I wanted setup correctly. Unfortunately for some reason I couldn't restore form a system image through Windows 8.1. I opened the installer for Windows 8 and did a new install. I tried the system image again and it said something about having a dynamic disk. Through an hour of research I couldn't find any solution so I decided I'll stick with the new installation.

I noticed now when I go to My Computer, there is a new partition called SYSTEM(I) that has 112mb free of 198mb. When I look inside of it, it is empty. When I choose to show hidden files, it is still empty. When I use the disk management to delete it, it cannot be done. Any clues on how I can get this partition not to show, or even better, deleted?

I also wanted to delete the system image as it pissed me off enough already. I deleted everything from the partition and then deleted the volume (now it's unallocated space). When I try to extend drive C - my main drive - the extend option is grayed out. Any other partition is acceptable though. Any way to fix this? Thanks!

A:Windows 8 Partition "SYSTEM" / Disk Management Help

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
than
2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Hello I am in a bit of jiffy here.

Today when I tried to start up my computer everything started out well, Bios started, checked to see what I have plugged in for CD and Hard-drive(so just normal stuff), but when It started up windows it automatically took me Startup Repair. This was unusual though as this has happened before I though it would run it's course and start up after not actually detecting any problems.

I checked back after 3 hours later to see it still trying to "Attempting Repairs"

So i restarted the computer and when the repair started again I clicked cancel and went into a few more options (open command, start from a different point in time, Windows memory Diagnostics, etc.) and ran the Windows memory diagnostics tool. After a few minutes it was done but didn't give me any information.

Computer restarted so I cancelled the scan again. This time I went to diagnostic and repair details. Every test says the same thing completed successfully. Error code = 0x0, and t the end it comes up with this Root cause found: System volume on disk is corrupt.


After It told me the root cause I did what most people do and went to see if I could find a fix
Trying sfc /scannow came up with "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again.
trying chkdsk c: /f /r gave me a different error "Failed to transfer local logged messages to the event log status 50."

It also states "Wi... Read more

A:Root Cause Found "System volume on disk is corrupt"

Hi, and welcome to the forums.

Well, before anything else, you might boot your repair disk and copy/backup all your files to an external drive.

There are several posts in the forums that sound similar to yours, searching for "corrupt windows system". If you rebooted, not waiting for it to complete the repair process, I would restart that and give it all night as windows is not the speediest at checking obvious stuff (Repair Install).

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I have a toshiba with a windows 7 64bit, and it's been acting really slow recently and freezing up on me so I thought there might be viruses that I needed to get rid of, so I restarted my computer so I could go in safe mode with networking to check if there really were. When I restarted my computer I momentarily forgot to press the f8 key and the windows starting screen with the logo showed up. Without thinking I turned off my computer since I didn't want to restart again (it took forever for the computer to do). Once I turned the laptop on again I ended up going to system repair. For some reason this did nothing to my computer. I left it on for hours and hours until I finally decided I wasn't going to get any results. I once again restarted the laptop but this time when I went to system repair I cancelled it and when into more options and tried doing a system restore which also didn't work and said a bunch of my files couldn't be read. When I looked back at the system repair log it said "system volume on disk is corrupt." I googled it trying to find something to help me, and every place said to run sfc scan, which I did on command prompt, which always gave me the reply "there's a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete" and since my computer can't reboot properly no matter what this is what it'll say. Is there some way to run this scan or another way to fix my computer without having to lose all my data? I have some really important files ... Read more

A:"system volume on disk is corrupt" and sfc scan not working

I suggest first before doing anymore repairs you need to make a backup of all your important data so as not to lose it.

A linux live cd choosing to run off the cd not install go to the windows installation and backup all your data to an ext hdd.

Then using startup repair option at F8 option choose choose the windows installation by highlightlng and choose next go to cmd prompt and type: chkdsk /r press enter

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Hi everyone,

Weird double whammy here: I ran Disk Defragmenter on my Windows XP Fujitsu N Series Laptop and it only runs for about a minute before it goes into "Paused for Shadow Volume Copy" and just sits there. Strike one. After scouring the Microsoft tech support site, it says I can disable Shadow Volumes through the Backup utility, but I can not find "Backup" anywhere on my Start>All Programs and couldn't find it by doing a full search of my C drive (though many things came up with "backup" in its name and I may just not know what I'm looking for). Strike 2.

Any solutions and recommendations out there? Thank you very much if so!

Sincerely,
Scott
 

A:Disk Defragmenter "Paused for Shadow Volume Copy"

its in ...start...all programs...accessories...system tools...back up...
have you tried defragging in safe mode...
 

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Using XP SP-1, 40GB HDD
A folder named "System Volume Information" has been created in each drive (C:,D:,E:,F: )
and consuming significant disk space day by day. Whether deleting these folders will create any problem. Any other technique to stop increasing the size of these folders ? Please suggest.
Presently consuming more than 3 GB in total.
Sometimes I need system restore to speed up the PC (besides other registry tools ) ..therefore this function is enabled in the system.
 

A:Too much disk space consumed for "System Volume Information"

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Primary OS: windows 7
RAM: 6G
HDD: 600G

I have a 2nd HDD connected via USB and installed Ubuntu 11.10. The HDD with Ubuntu will be going into another laptop.

Problem: Windows does not display the drive in "My Computer"
Drive is showing up in disk management and BIOS. disk management will not allow me to assign a drive letter. Only option is "delete volume"

Desired Action: Want to check the 2nd Ubuntu HDD with antivirus before I install it.
 

A:HDD in disk management but not "my computer"

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Problem:

Everything was running fine until yesterday, when my PC crashed with the BSOD giving me the "IRQL not less or equal" error. I ignored it and carried on- which resulted in the computer crashing with "Memory management" blues whenever I started something that was not the browser (It later started crashing on browser start too).

I first thought it was the temperature - Memtest95 and GPUtemp said otherwise.

So I started testing the RAM (taking one DIMM out) with Memtest86- It passed 4 cycles, so I shut the PC down and put the other DIMM in.

When I turned the PC on again, there was no signal sent to my screen, and none to my keyboard (and the HDD light on the front of the case did not start blinking like usual). The fans were running, so I figured something might be wrong with the DIMMs I put in. I removed the graphics card and plugged the screen into the motherboard.

Now the screen gets a signal, background lighting starts up, and then it shuts down to hibernation again. This repeats itself until the machine is shut down manually.

I got no idea what to do.

System specs: http://pastebin.com/DQwejZLx
I can not post the Minidump folder, since the PC can't start and I did not back it up. Sorry.

Thank you for your help.
 

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Upon starting my laptop today (my old computer died, and I bought a new laptop), I went to go somewhere for 20 minutes. When I came back, I found that my computer was not functioning properly; it was running a MS-DOS-esque program that was apparently scanning my files. In a few minutes, it was back to normal... or so I thought. I found that I received a stop error when I entered my account after the computer restarted. I rebooted my system and the computer ran Chkdisk, which concluded that the "system volume on disk is corrupt". All scans were successful, and I believed that the problem had been remedied. I was wrong; my system was still dysfunctional. I then ran Windows in Safe Mode, which is where I am right now.

How would I go about solving this problem and bringing my computer back to where it was before? Also, is there a possible way to reformat my hard drive without using an operating system installation CD?

A:"System volume on disk is corrupt"

Hi, while in safe mode open a command prompt and at the prompt type chkdsk /r press enter you will receive a message about the volume being in use and to schedule chkdsk to run at next boot select "Y" and type exit press enter. Reboot and let the full chkdsk run. This will repair and is at this stage the best option, post back to let us know how you get on.

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I think I've successfully installed truecrypt on my back up media HDD. I chose the option to make an Outer volume & also a Hidden volume.

Apparently both were created successfully, but I can't seem to locate the Hidden volume to add files to it? I've entered both passwords correctly & I can see the main Outer volume when the disk is mounted, but I don't see where the hidden volume is or how to create a new folder within the hidden volume?

A:TrueCrypt: I see the "Outer" volume, but where is the "Hidden" volume?

Don't mount the outer volume. Enter your password for the inner volume only.

-fm

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Ok, so I got my Maxtor 300 Gig SATA Hard Drive and used the XP utility to create it. This is the first time I did that--I was so used to using Fdisk, I always did it that way in the past. Anyway, I'm using it as a data drive and followed the wizard in XP and ended up with a "Dynamic" volume instead of basic. I guess that's the default when you go through the wizard--I just kept clicling the "next" not even really paying attention to the choices as I usually do since I'm impatient!

Anway, I Googled and noted you need this for RAID drives and its not recognized in OS other than 2000 and XP, but is there any advantage to it? I'm not running a RAID configuration and my main OS disc is "basic". Does it matter? I can change it to basic it seems pretty easily according to MS article on it.
 

A:Can't change "Dynamic" to "Basic" volume on SATA drive

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Hi all!

I'm wanting to create a new partition on my drive of about 100GB. I shrank the main partition which left me with 98.05GB unallocated. Fine, but when I try to create a new simple volume in the unallocated space I get the error: "There is not enough space on the available disks to complete the operation."

It does ask me what size I want the new simple volume to be, but I've tried everything from the entire size of the unallocated space, down to 1GB. Am I missing something here?

Any help would be appreciated, Many thanks.

A:Partitioning... Trying to create a new simple volume.

its giving you the wrong error message, the problem is you have 4 primary partitions, in order to make that new volume in that location using windows, C:\ would need to be converted to an extended partition, i dont know how to do this im afraid, but if you stick around sure someone will help

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All of the sudden my "System Volume Information" folders (the system restore folders) on all of my hard drives are shown even when viewing hidden files is off. Tried to mark them hidden, but it won't let me. Anyone have a clue as to why they would suddenly unhide themselves and not allow me to hide them again? This is on XP Pro with no service pack1 installed. Just bugs me they did that all of the sudden. Haven't installed anything recently except Paint Shop Pro 7 and Easy CD Creator 5.2 plus the update patch to 5.3.

Thanks,

Smith
 

A:"System Volume Information" folder won't go "hidden"

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Hi there I have noticed that my drive letters shown in disk management are different from those being shown in "list volume" in the windows recovery console command prompt. Below are some pictures, number one showing my current partition setup with the drive letters and number two-four showing what is shown in "list volume" in the windows recovery console command prompt.

SEE PIC #1 ; SEE PIC #2, SEE PIC #3, SEE PIC #4

NOTE: If I do a "list volume" in a non recovery console command prompt the drive letters are shown as they are shown in disk management.

A:Drive letter in "list volume" WRE is different from "My Computer" Fix?

I believe that is normal since the recovery console assigns letters based on which partition it sees first. It is not aware of the fact that the System Reserved partition doesn't get a drive letter assigned as does Windows.

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hi. i'm new here. nice to meet all of you!
just like a lot of folks i'm sure, i've come here because there are some weird things running on my pc that shouldnt be in there.
please help!!!!!!

heres the hijack log
(thanks in advance. i don't know much about this computer virus stuff.)
~eric

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:40 AM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\VERIZO~1.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\ConnMgr\cmisrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Wmencagt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
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A:"windows no disk" and "winsilly" "win956temp"

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I have almost 2 Gb of music on my computer that I'd hate to lose. And hate to have to rebuy or redownload too.

So what I'm wondering is... can I back up all that music on 3-4 700mb disks as a data disk instead of making a 70 minute music disk?

I have Sonic RecordNow that I use for music burning and data backup. I'm just wondering if it is possible to back up 1/3 of it in a folder as a data disk, and do the same for the other parts.

Possible? Would this work?

It would make much more sense to have 4 disks that although you could not PLAY them in a CD player as the songs would be stored in a folder on it, to just be able to copy them out onto another computer instead of making 20+ audio CD's.

Would my idea work? Help me out guys...
 

A:Backing up music as a "data" disk instead of a "audio" disk? Possible?

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hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

A:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"

Hi,

Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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I have a big problem here,
I have used my hard disk for 9month,
Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?

A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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Hello, TSG!

Just yesterday I was using the computer normally until I got a Blue Screen. Getting a blue screen is usually something normal that occurs to my every so often, so I didn't mind it and rebooted the computer normally. However, I got two more blue screens within the next hour. The 3rd time rebooting, my computer starts to act strange as if it had a virus. Upon powering up the monitor would just display a black screen with two lines about something --- which I don't remember, sorry --- and stayed like that unless I plugged out the power cord or held on the power button to shut down. Then when after a few tries it boots and displays a message "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" (and the same message for Drives 2 and 3) show up. Also it asks me to continue loading by pressing the F1 Key.

When Windows loads the first time, it displays a message saying a bunch of hardware has just been installed and ready for use. Also, my internal clock resetted itself back to Monday, November 07, 2005 (Which, if I recall, is the date when I got the computer) and my speakers do not work.

TL;DR Version
3 blue screens within a short time
Floppy disk fail
Drivers 1-3 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1-3

Anyway, I browsed through Google but I haven't seen anyone with both problems. I disabled my Floppy Disk Drive and that message doesn't show up anymore, but the others do and my computer still isn't fixed. I ran a vir... Read more

A:Solved: "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found" problem

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Answer Match 81.06%

I'm hoping someone who has done a bit of network administration can figure this one out. Take a look at this post, in which I tried to get an answer on the subject in question.
 

A:Share Management via "Computer Management" Snap-In

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This is nothing new to me, that is to say, managing shares from the Computer Management Snap-In. What is "new" to me is why on certain machines on the network the "Properties" and "Stop Sharing" items are not listed int he context menu when you right-click on a share. Is this a permissions issue? I can't see that it would be seeing as how the "Computer Administrator" is ticked in the "Users" control panel. Any ideas? I've actually wondered about this for a long time, but now it's essential that I know.

A:Share Management via "Computer Management" Snap-In

Yes this is permission issue. You have to give user file sharing permission and security permission.If you give premission to user to use files or share have to check your security permission.Also make sure users power user permission on local computer.Check your GPO for users instead.

You can also try SFC scan:

The System File Checker tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions.

To run the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:
1. Click Start and then type cmd in the Start Search box.

2. Right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue
3. At the command prompt, the following line, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

4. Hit Enter.

The SFC scan should replace the corrupted files.
I hope this helps you, Good Luck.

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Hi guys. I'm new here. I've tried to read all the discussion about how to fix the unallocated hard drive but I just can't understand it as the cases were pretty much different than I'm facing of.

Here's my problem.
Yesterday my external hard drive seems normal, everything is fine, until there's a blackout and I have to put "sleep" to my laptop. After the power got back, the hard drive suddenly gone and when I check the list of drives under "Disk Management", it showed up as "Disk 1 - Unallocated".

(I've attached screenshots here for your viewing)

My external hard drive is WD My Passport 1TB. It contains a lot of valuable data I cannot afford to lose. I really hope there's a way to fix this, and once I get back all of those precious data I will buy another HD to transfer them ASAP because I cant let this happen to me again.

Your help is so, very much appreciated.
Any questions regarding my problem, let me know. I'll provide all of the details you guys need.

NOTE
1) I've tried TestDisk but on the "Analyse" process, it says "read error"
2) I've changed cable, but the situation remains the same.
3) I've tried Recuva, but it doesnt recognize my external drive.

A:WD EXTERNAL HARD DISK 1TB suddenly "unallocated" and "not initialized"

Hi!

First don't mess up with the WD drive settings.. download partition wizard 7 (its free)..then .. open it ..click wizard(menu) .. select partition recovery wizard.. and it will find the partitions on it i think.. that way you can recover your partition that has been lost.

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

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I have four external drives (FAT32) and opened Partition Magic a couple of days ago. It said one drive was "BAD". MS Disk Administrator says drive is "Healthy".

I am able to access this drive through Windows Explorer and do anything I want with the data. This appears to be a false reading by Partition Magic but I am not completely convinced of this because it has been such a good program for many years.

Do you think I have a failing drive?
 

A:Partition Magic says drive "BAD". Disk Administrator says "Healthy"

I wouldn't trust either program. Find out the manufacturer of the hard drive and download their hard drive diagnostics. The manufacturer's own tests should give you a much better idea if its in good shape or not.
 

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i want make a dvd disk for my compaq recovery, but it always shows "this is not a blank disk, please insert a blank dvd?". wut should i do to get a recovery dvd? (i have updated my drive, but nothing useful. i have tested my burner with nero, it works fine.)
 

A:"compaq Recovery Cd/dvd Creator"!!! why it always shows "this is not a blank disk"?

plz help!!!
 

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Hi,

Do you recommend "basic" or "dynamic" volume/partition method in Windows 10?

I plan to format a new 4TB HDD to be used for 3 purposes:

1. A secondary disk for windows paging file. Size = 3xRAM = 50 GB
2. Data drive (mydocs, music, video, photo, downloads, etc.) ~3.45 GB
3. Space for a image of my OS + apps of ~500GB

The OS and apps are on a separate SDD.

Thanks

A:"Basic" or "Dynamic volume/partition method for HDD?

I'd keep the page file on SSD (you want it on the fastest drive you have) and have one partition on the new drive. There is no need to create a separate partition for system images - they can just go in their own folder.

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Hi

A 3.5" external hard drive connected to my Windows XP machine via USB 2.0 has a "disappearing" and "reappearing" partition problem.

After the external drive is turned on, all four partitions on it will be displayed. Very soon, they will all disappear in Windows Explorer. After a brief moment, they will reappear along with a USB-symbol icon in the taskbar, which brings up a "Hi-speed USB Device Attached to non-Hi-speed Hub" warning suggesting that I use free Hi-speed USB ports (indicated in bold).

My computer's USB ports are all USB 2.0 and I've tried attaching the external drive to different ports on the machine, all with the same result.

Would anyone hazard a guess as to the likely cause of this problem:
(1) Failed (or failing) USB controller on the external enclosure?
(2) Failing power supply to the xeternal enclosure?
(3) Corrupted partition table on the drive?
(4) Failed (or failing) USB controller on the mobo?
(5) Any other cause?

The enclosure also has an eSATA port. When connected via eSATA (or USB 2.0) to another computer, no such problem appears.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Hard disk partitions "disappearing" and "reappearing"

xp will loose drives when its having problems accessing them probably due to the usb 2.0 , a pci adapter would be better for you
 

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I recently had my computer crash due to a TROJAN virus and at that time I had Windows XP service pack 3 which my computer man installed for me. After being infected I had to completely reinstall EVERY thing on my computer taking my computer back down to Service Pack 1 the only operating disks I had. Now when I do a Disk Clean Up, it doesn't have the option to "Compress Old Files." Can some one please tell me why this option is not there and how I could go about fixing this. Thank you.
 

A:"COMPRESS OLD FILES" not and option in my "Disk Clean Up"

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Okay so i have my drives hooked up.
1. External 250GB (valuable data on it)
2. Internal 80GB IDE (valuable data on it)

Trying to get the files off onto the HD i have just booted from.
Only problem is that my drives 1 and 2. they are not appearing in "my computer". but when i go in "computer management", they are there but are listed as "unallocated".

does this mean the end of all of my files i have on them? is there any software out there capable?
help will be very much appreciated.
 

A:Storage Drives Not Appearing in "My Computer" but in "Computer Management"

Try the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows
 

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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i bought a laptop and it had one drive C(OS) with 450 gb. i want the c - drive to be partitioned further 2 drives(D and E). will i able to do that ,if so please send me steps or screen shots...

i followed the below steps:
i partitoned using Shrink volume in Disk management and i aplit the drive as

C-350 gb
D-100 gb

But i want to one more partition, so again i tried shrink volume in C drive but it dint allow me to shrink..

Please suggest...

A:need help in Partitioning hard drive using disk management

Welcome to the Seven Forums
I would recommend using Free Partition Magic alternative. Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32 bit & 64 bit - EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition. it is similar to using disk management.
Jerry

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Hello.

I wasn't sure whether to post this here, or in the Vista forum. Please move if this isn't the correct place.

I'm in the process of obtaining "Partition Magic" to partition the hard-drive on my Vista Home Premium System.

I'm a real beginner at these procedures and wondered how easy it is to do, and whether there are "pit-falls" I should be aware of.

The master drive, C, shows 116 G of 148 G free, NTFS. And a smaller, 4.89 G, EISA partition. The system came without disks. I want to keep the operating system on one partition and store my photos, folders, etc. on the other. 50G has been suggested as the size for the partition holding the OS.

When I right clicked my C drive icon, I got the message that it can't be formatted as it holds the Vista system files. I presume this isn't anything that will interfere with partitioning.

Your help and advice would be appreciated.

Penny
 

A:Solved: Partitioning Hard-Drive with "Partition Magic"

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Hey guys,

I'll be getting a copy of Windows 8 very shortly, (After becoming Accredited for Windows 8. Cheers, Microsoft), and I'd like to have a system partition.
I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit installed on my system at the moment, but my hard drive is not yet partitioned. My plan is to have a system partition so that when I use the "Custom Install" option when installing Win8, I can wipe Win7 out of it and do a clean install of Win8.
I want to make sure I get this right with nothing exploding, so I figured this would be the place to ask.

I checked in "Disk Management" and was going to follow a tutorial I found within the depths of SevenForums, but the tutorial says to partition "Unallocated" space, whereas I have "Primary Partition" for my entire hard disk space.

Any solutions for me?

A:Partitioning a "Primary Partition" Win7 Ultimate 64bit

Do you want to get completely rid of Windows 7?

I assume you do.

In that case, you would boot from the Windows 8 disk and delete all partitions during the Windows 8 installation process. That will get rid of Windows 7.

You will end up with a small System Reserved partition and a large primary C partition, containing Windows 8.

You don't need to worry about unallocated space, primary partitions, etc. Just delete all existing partitions.

If you want to have BOTH Win 7 and Win 8 on the same PC, that's another story.

After Win 8 is installed, you can then go back and make another partition for data or some other purpose if you like.

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Hello,

I need help with this Diskette issue please. "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure"
I've had this problem a few times in a couple of years and I have been able to fix the error by pressing F2 and going to the SETUP. And I've done this with no issues. But this time I thought I fixed it but now I get this new error: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". After I press Ctrl+Alt+Del it takes me back to the same error massage "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Need help please. This is a Dell Desktop, Windows XP.
Thank you.

Sue
 

A:"Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" Error Then "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl..."

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So I have two hard drives. One is 250GB, the other is a 1TB. How I had it set up originally (before 10 came out) was that I had Win7 Ultuimate x64 installed on the 1TB drive and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on the 250GB drive. A couple of weeks before 10 was due to release my Win7 install failed the genuine product check. After a few phone calls I found out that someone else had aquired my product key so they locked both down. So I got a new key from someone on Reddit that has legit keys he bought from Microsoft. Verified as legit by Microsoft, no problems there. Days before the release of 10, it happened again. This time I thought I'd ask Microsoft if it were possible just to be given a temporary key, just to last until I got 10. They no longer could provide them because they no longer provide service for 7. So I went back to the guy on Reddit, explained the situation, and he gave me a volume license for 7. That way even if on the off chance someone got the key again it wouldn't really matter anyway since that key can me used more than once without problems. So then instead of putting 10 ove my daily driver, I partitioned the drive down the middle. And since the volume license required a new install, I installed it on the second half of the 1TB drive as well as on the 250GB drive. After a while, I finally had all programs and files transfered from the Win7Ultimate partition to the Win7VL drive and deleted the bad install.then after playing around with 10 for a while, I realize... Read more

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I bought a new computer where Win7 is already pre-installed on partition C:
In addition I want now to install a second "test" Win7 system on a NEW primary partition.
AND a logical "data" partition.
At startup I want to choose later between the 2 Win7 systems which one I want to boot.

When I inspect now the current partition table (before changing it) it looks like:
1.) "Recovery" 10 GB Primary MBR NTFS
2.) "System Reserved" 100 MB Primary NTFS, Active, System
3.) "Local Volume" 30 GB Primary MBR NTFS Boot
4.) unallocated

As you can I have a problem: If I create a new, 4 th primary, bootable partition with 30 GB into the "unallocated" space
then all maximum 4 primary partitions are filled.

I can NOT create a 5 th primary partition which contains the logical "data" partition.

So I guess I must either destroy "Recovery" or "System Reserved" primary partition to have one more primary partition slot available.

Now what for are the "Recovery" and the "System reserved" partition ?

I don't know them from WinXP. Are they Win7 specific?
Or are they "inventions" from the computer manufacturer (Sony)?

Is "Recovery" absolutely necessary?

Why is "System Reserved" active? From I WinXP I know only paritions as active which hold the OS and not some kind of "pre-boot-partitions"

Thank you
Peter

A:Problems with partitioning new win7 system: For what are "Recovery" an

Hello pstein, welcome to Seven Forums!





Just as a place to get you started, have a look at the tutorials at the links below.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times



How to create a dual boot using the Partition Wizard program.

Dual Boot : Create Partitions Using PWBD



Then Option Two in this one to remove the "System Reserved" partition.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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I added 97gb for a part of the drive and 30gb on another half.. and my HD is 186GB in all so now I have 58GB of free space.

What I want to know is how do I add this free space to my 30gb partition?

I dont want to format anything
 

A:Solved: Partitioning - How do I add "free space" to my drive?

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If a single physical HD disc is partitioned into i.e.
Drive C and Drive D, and if Drive C has to be reformatted,
does it affect Drive D?

Anything special to do?

Thanks!
 

A:Partitioning discs & reformatting 1 "drive" question

No. It is the partitions that you format, not disks. (Stupid MS legacy to call partitions drives)

You should triple check that the thing you are formatting is the right partition - drive letter assignments are not always the same.
 

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I have added a SATA drive to my Vista machine that was once loaded with Win XP, the Device Manager does pick it up as well as Disk Management, but under Disk Management it states the drive is "Unknown" and "unreadable" I also do not have any options once I right click on the "Unallocated" area.

I just want this disk formatted and used as extra storage, I did load the Vista DVD and tried to load it on this disk but I got an error as well.

This drive works fine if I put it back in the machine it came from.
 

A:"Unknown" and "Unreadable" disk drive

Check BIOS settings for RAID and SATA. It may need to be tweaked.
 

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Newbie here. I have searched around for a while but have not found a post with my exact situation.

I just installed a new Seagate Momentus 500gb (7200rpm) SATA drive in my Lenovo X61 laptop and have been working on a installation of Windows7 Ultimate.

Not realizing this was an upgrade install disk, I tried to install Win7. I didn't know about the clean install method, so I started over with an installation of WinXP (slipstreamed to deal with the SATA drive).

Next, I ran the Custom Installation upgrade to Win7.

So far, it seems to be working ok.

However, the Local Drive is D: instead of C:. The System Reserved drive in labeled C:. Should I be concerned? Should/Can I change this?

Attached are screenshots of Disk Management and explorer window.

Thank you for any info.
-Nate

A:"System Reserved (C:)" and "Local Disk (D:)" ??

Try removing the System Reserved drive letter in Disk Management to see if Win7 claims C instead. It sometimes works.

There is no reason you can't operate with Win7 as D even though it is meant to always assume the C letter unless it's installer is run from another OS.

But if you do I would not allow a drive letter for SysReserved as programs can write to and corrupt it, especially the ability to make Win7 backup images.

Now that you know you can clean install Win7 without needing XP on the HD, I would strongly consider booting the installer to do a Custom install, choose Drive Options to Delete all partitions, Create new as you wish, then Format before installing to first partition after SysReserved it will create for you. The installer will see an OS at boot to allow use of Upgrade version key upfront during install.

Here are tips to get a perfect reinstall - use the ones which apply: Clean Reinstall steps

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I have added a SATA drive to my Vista machine that was once loaded with Win XP, the Device Manager does pick it up as well as Disk Management, but under Disk Management it states the drive is "Unknown" and "unreadable" I also do not have any options once I right click on the "Unallocated" area.

I just want this disk formatted and used as extra storage, I did load the Vista DVD and tried to load it on this disk but I got an error as well.

A:"Unknown" and "Unreadable" disk drive

Download and run the disk manufacturer's utility to partition and format this drive. That should find the drive and do the job for you.

You didn't say what brand of drive it was, so I can't point you to the utility, but you can find it with a search of the manufacturer.

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So i was trying to make some room on y C drive and i guess i deleted some files that i shouldnt...To make a long story short now my volume control thingy that stays on my taskbar has dissapeared.When i go to the control panel and to sounds and audio devices and i get in there and there is an icon with the option to place volume icon on the taskbar but when i click on that i get 'windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar because the volume control program has not been installed...After several tries i figured i deleted the windows file soundvol32.exe
but how the hell do i get it back and put it in its right place???I have no idea where it would go??Anybody have an idea how i can install that back????I tried using my windows cd but since i put service pack 2 on it it said that the version of windows i had on the cd was older than my current version...Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: Volume Control computer "windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar"

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Ok,
First of all, I would like to say I do know a good deal about computers.
I've tried at least 5 different partioning devices for vista, all of which come up with errors. The first 4, I thought, meh, maybe its just not working with my vista. Then, I use the tool ON VISTA, and it says "Catastrophic Error, Cannot Partition".
Any Ideas?
Im trying to set 40gb to use as a different Operating System, Windows XP, as I like both of them, and to use them both would be amazing. I do have both of their discs, just it won't partition correctly.
I have 90gb free of my 140gb harddrive, but I can not even GET to the window to select how much I want to partition before it says "Catastrophic Error".
Right now, I am trying a Disk Defragmentation, whether that will help me or not, I don't believe so. Im getting sort of desperate.
Its sort of rediculous how long I have been working on this...It should not be this hard.

All updates installed.
Windows Vista 32 Bit Home
HP Pavillion dv9000.

Please help me,
Thanks for all replies,
Austin.

A:Partitioning--"Catastrophic Error"

Sorry to laugh, but "Catastrophic Error" just makes me chuckle

Anyway, do you have any partitions on your hard drive at the moment?

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


We
are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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When I setup power management to turn off my hdd at say 15 minutes. When the hdd shuts off I hear a uneasing "clunk" sound. Maybe the arm getting yanked to rest position?

When I turn off my system normally I never hear the hdd's make this "clunk" sound they just spin down easy and retract the heads very nicely.

Why is this?

It's the reason I never use power management to spin down or shut down hdd's forcing my puter use more power and keep hdd's spinning until normal shutdown.

A:power management of hdd makes my hdd have "clunk" sound at shutdown.

No one?

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1) Anyone experienced this oddity?

I simply cannot find the FILE >>> "data file management tab"

I can't find any way to add the option to the "FILE" menu, eg in the OPTIONS >>> CUSTOMISE field.

2) As Sysadmin, I occasionally have to tidy up several .pst data files, which I connect to, and can see in the "folder view" pane, but I can't find a way to rename the individual "outlook today" main folders (option is greyed-out... I can only re-name the sub-folders)
Thanks for any help you can give!
 

A:Outlook 2000 sp3: No "data file management" option!

Hi blast9,

e.g. to get to the Compact Now option:

Right Click on the Outlook Today folder in Outlook ande select Properties.
Advanced.
Advanced.
Offline Folder Settings.
Compact Now.

I'm used to the Data File Management Option also, but had to find the above on a different machine I was using.

BR
Hew
 

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I'm trying to install my first gateway.  I have a certificate in the computer's Personal store that I'm using for the gateway.  It was issued by the same CA with the same trust chain as the ATA Center

The gateway doesn't even try to copy any files.  I instantly get: "Failed to connect to management website" in red on the first screen and nothing else.  I don't see any errors in the logs, and using procmon I can see it trying to connect
to the right server.  I just don't see anything hitting the destination, but I want to be sure.
Trouble is, I don't see any logging anywhere saying what it tried to do or what failed.  (What server name did it use?  Was it able to establish an SSL connection?  Were the credentials not accepted?)
I can correctly connect and download the page using the DownloadString method of a System.Net.WebClient object, so the server itself doesn't appear to be generally unavailable.
Is there a log file I'm missing or something?

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Step1 : Download Resource Hacker
Step2 : Unzip and run ResHacker.exe
Step3 : Backup explorer.exe - located: C:\WINDOWS\
Step4 : Open the explorer.exe in Resource Hacker - located C:\WINDOWS\
Step5 : (in Resource Hacker) select: String Table -> 37 -> 1033.
Step6 : You notice: 578,"start" change start to whatever you want!
Step7 : Hit button Compile Script, then File -> Safe AS -> explorer2.exe
Step8 : Click start -> run -> type regedit -> enter
Step9 : Go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Step10: Double click: Shell, change Explorer.exe to explorer2.exe
Step11: Exit regedit, reboot or log off and log on. Step1 : Download Resource Hacker - (Link)
 

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My experience with an in-place upgrade from 32 bit Win 7 pro sp1 to Win 10 pro.

Computer was 6 year old homebuilt with 4 year old ECS motherboard, 2 core ivy bridge pentium, 6 year old 1GB Radeon video card, 4GB ram and 4 internal HHDs. Other than the number of drives my system is about as vanilla and non cutting edge as you can get.

My plan was to clean up Win 7 installation, create disk image, clone Win 7 installation to new SSD and then do in place upgrade to Win 10 on the new SSD. Two problems turned this into a prolonged (8 hour and innumerable reboots) ordeal

Two significant problems I encountered (and others have encountered) with solutions that worked for me:

Problem 1. Samsung SSD software was used to create the existing Win 7 SSD a couple of years ago. It created 3 partitions on the OS SSD. The "data/system" partition was 100mb and was 99% full. That resulted in my inability to create a disk image using W7 tool or to do inplace upgrade with W10 tool since there was not room for a "shadow copy" during these processes. W10 did not announce this problem until about 45 minutes into the installation process. Internet forums suggest this not an uncommon problem

My solution was to use free tool "Mini Tool partition wizard" to expand the system partition on existing SSD which allowed creation of disk image and in place upgrade to W10. MS disk management could not expand the system partition since it was immediately adjacent to the OS parti... Read more

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For about three weeks, I’ve been trying to set up “Simple file and printer sharing” between two desktops with plans to add a third, a laptop. All are running Windows XP SP3. One has XP Pro and the other has XP Home. (The laptop will be XP Pro.) All are connected wirelessly. They share a connection to the internet through a cable modem and a Linksys router. Each desktop has a USB wireless adapter. I set up a few folders on each to share along with a printer on the XP Home machine. Right away, the XP Home machine was able to access the folders on the XP Pro machine. Alas, not the other way ‘round. It seems I don't have "permission to access the resource". I’ve found lots of suggestions for solving this by doing searches with Google and tried so many I’ve lost count.
I would appreciate anyone willing to help me straighten this mess out. (TSG Sysinfo in profile.)
Thanks in advance,
Ken
 

A:Solved: "Simple file and printer sharing" misnamed.

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I inadvertenly downloaded the wrong site. I meant to get on the FedEx tracking site but ended up with "PackageTracking by myway". This myway Malware has taken over and the problems worsen. Rather than having Google Chrome as my web browser it is now "myway". Also I am on the home page and click Chrome and MicroSost Word pops up instead ? I have tried everything I know to kill it Search/Programs and Features/ etc but there is no trace of it anywhere that I can find ?
I don't have the $ to go thru MicroSoft so I'm hoping this site will prove useful.

Thanks,
Kevin in Boston

Not sure if my email was posted with my question so here it is:

<[email protected]>
 

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Hello, Im looking for a simple download script, so visitors to my website can download a word/pdf document or two.

Wondering if html alone will cover this?

my isp is yahoo which allows php, perl, cgi and more.
 

A:Solved: looking for simple "download a file" script for my website

tjamnz said:

Hello, Im looking for a simple download script, so visitors to my website can download a word/pdf document or two.

Wondering if html alone will cover this?

my isp is yahoo which allows php, perl, cgi and more.Click to expand...

<a href="download.zip">click to download my file</a>

boy that was tough!
 

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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OS: Windows 7 64x SP1
Purchased from a retail, and first OS to be installed
Motherboard: M5A99FX PRO R2.0
CPU: AMD FX(tm_ 6300 Six-Core Processor
Mem: Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
AMD Radeon HD 6700 series

Voltages
3.3 V at 3.312 V
5 V at 4.971 V
12 V at 12.097 V
VCORE at 1.320
VDDA 2.5 V at 2.508

CPU offset 1.320v
CPU/NB offset 1.187
CPU VDDAV 2.526
DRAM 1.494
NV 1.116
NV HT 1.214
SB 1.100

SO the computer is only a couple months old. I built it myself. Let me know what else I can give you guys, thanks for the help its been driving me crazy for the last few months.

A:BSOD "Memory Management" Random Crashes

I do see this driver listed on the system > AODDriver2.sys Thu Apr 5 05:23:37 2012
It's the AMD Overdrive driver and can sometimes cause issues in Win 7 & 8.

But lets see if driver verifier can pinpoint which if any particular driver is causing it.
Follow the instructions here, make sure to set a restore point before enabling verifier, also if you do not have Windows disk create a Windows repair disk
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ed-473665.html

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Hello, I re-installed Windows 8 , everything worked fine until today I started having BSOD's saying I have "Memory Management" , "IRQL Not Less Or Equal" , "kernel security check failure" , "DPC Watchdog Violation", So... I attached the files from the Diagnostic Tool, I hope you will help me on this one.

It started with AMD Catalyst Control Center starting to crash on boot, so I re-installed it and it works fine, but them Google Chrome starts to crash or just the extensions or open tabs

A:"Memory Management" BSOD after re-installing Windows 8

Bump, Please help me on this one, I updated the topic the and attached file.

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Ok, so i installed 16 gigs of new ram on my pc last night, i have 6 ram slots, i got 4 new 4 gig cards, put them in, and put 2 of my old 2 gig cards in, they are all 1600's so they should be compatible, 20gigs. last night, everything ran fine, i was gaming, on facebook, everything, no problems, i put the comp to sleep and went to bed.

Got up this morning, took it out of sleep and it started crashing, blue screen of death,"memory management" so i went in, took the old ram cards out, just ran the new ones, didnt get the blue screen of death anymore, but the "hourglass" icon wouldnt go away from my mouse. so i did defrag, disk cleanup, command prompt sfc/scannow, cleaned out malware, the hourglass went away. Now when i check my specs in dxdiag or ctrl alt del, it is reading the 16 gigs of ram, i also went to the website downloaded burned and used memtest, it ran and completed with no errors, i did the microsoft memory diagnostic at bootup, same thing, no errors.

So i thought its all fixed, and everythings fine, i played battlefield for about 45 mins, quit, went into the web browser to go to facebook, got the blue screen of death again, "MemoryManagement" i rebooted, it keeps happening, less frequently, but still happening,i also made sure all my drivers are up to date. If anyone has any insight or advice, i would greatly appreciate it.
my motherboard, its a gigabyte, system model-X58A-UD3R, BIOS-award modular bios v6.00pg, processor intel i... Read more

A:Help Plz, blue screen of death, "Memory Management"

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I'm having ALOT of problems right now...
Most annoying and disrupting problem are the random BSOD's. I downloaded Whocrashed and alot of crashes seem to be "memory management" . Sometimes it's 3rd party programs..

The BSOD lasts for 1/2 a second and computer immediately reboots so it's hard for me to say what it was about. I checked in event viewer the different errors but i'm at 1000+ error/warnings.

At one point, as i was downloading Leagues of Legends ( game ) and Crysis 2 from Origins, while my uTorrent was actively downloading and Firefox was opened, i got an error from uTorrent saying "windows ran out of memory".

What do I do. My computer keeps randomly crashing and i've been looking online for solutions, it's just too complicated for me to find anything related to my problems.

The BSODS often occur on a reboot of the computer after installing/uninstalling a program. Right after entering my user password , 2 seconds into loading desktop, it immediately crashes. Not always but i've noticed it happens often.

now i'm getting problems with applications. Its crashes after crashes after crashes.

I have origin installed for Crysis 2 and BF3.

Crysis 2 and BF3 though are a very big problem. Both applications crash non-stop. i can't even play for one second. BF3 has a browser launcher, when i try to launch a game, before even opening it says " Battlefield 3 has stopped working ". In the Event Viewer, it seems to give me something ... Read more

A:Random BSODS (mostly "memory management"), often on startup

Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause. In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.



   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.



   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.



   Tip

If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
If you cannot boot in Safe mode too, do a System Restore to a point you made earlier.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

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Hi,

Built me a new PC a couple of months ago with the general specs below;
OS; Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V Pro
CPU; Intel Core i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Memory; 2x 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL11
Graphics card; Asus GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II
Hard drives; 2 SSDs, 1 INTEL 60GB for the OS and another INTEL 160GB for other applications

I've been getting randomly occuring BSODs however, always with the cause "Memory Management". As for the timings of the BSODs, I've failed to discern any pattern. As far as I know, I've updated all drivers to the latest version.

I would appreciate any help and/or pointers as to the root of the problem. Packed SF Diag Tool attached.

Thanks,
PelleK63, Sweden

A:Randomly occuring "Memory Management" BSODs?

PelleK63
Test your memory . Look at the link below

RAM - Test with Memtest86+



   Tip
Take a look at Part 3 if any errors come up

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So i ran the memtest86+ test overnight. No errors, but still the error came back. In the process of running another memtest86+ test now. Any help? Could it be the ram issue but memtest is unable to detect it?

A:Recently having this BSOD called "Memory Management"

Some memory errors can stem from CPU issues. Test the CPU using this guide:
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

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Hello,

I'd like to disable the Simple Shares option in WinXP directly, i.e. without using a tweaker (like X-Setup).

TIA
 

A:Solved: Disabling the XP "Simple Shares" option

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Hi, Welcome

I have no any prior experience to install Windows Server 2003 and Creating LAN using Windows Xp on All the work stations.

But I am an expert in installing windows xp on my personal network. but now my computer hardware vendor is not telling me the way i can create a domain.

Please tell me only the Software Setting becoz i think that i can install windows xp on all the system but only Not the Server so please be specific.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: "How To Create a simple LAN and Internet Sharing"

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Hi,

I have a computer which has a relatively old Mobo, meaning no PCI-E. So my only graphics upgrade option is AGP. Therefore, I have decided to get the nVidia 7800 GS.
The PSU minimum requirement is 350 W. Assuming I had a 350 watt power supply would the card run perfectly (without overheating and/or damaging itself)?

Thanks.
 

A:A Simple Question About the Accuracy of "Minimum Requirements"

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I have MS Outlook 2002 SP-2, which I'm starting to use over Eudora 6 for a variety of reasons (mostly because Eudora seems to jumble up my older emails). However, it seems that Outlook doesn't have a function that I use very often, the "Send Again" where you basically re-edit a message you sent out previously to be sent again to the same recipient or others. It seems that this function would be very simple, but I haven't figured it out in Outlook. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:MS Outlook 2002 - can it do a simple "Send Again"? My old Eudora did.

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I have an HP probook 4530s.

It has 500gb hard disk, and it had only one partition, so I used Easeus Partition manager to create multiple partitions, I shrink-ed the C partition to 100gb, and then I couldn't create partitions in Easeus, so I tried the built in Disk management utility, and created the partitions and I agreed upon converting all volumes to simple.

so long story short.

My laptop is turned on, the C partition is simple, now if I restart my pc, will the computer load into windows 7, or there will be problems?

Edit: If not, how do I convert the simple partition back to System?

MY WINDOWS HAS SENSITIVE DATA, CAN'T RISK IT.
Please help T_T

A:Will windows7 start on "Simple" type partition?

Hi,

Post a screen capture image of your Disk Management screen please.

Regards,
Golden

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Hi all,

first, sorry for my english, my spanish is pretty better.
I?m having a weird problem, hope you guys can light me.

PC: windows 7 x64

When I was happy

2 days ago, while playing a game, a nice and cold beer dropped over my keyboard, a simple USB one, so I decided to replace it for another one.

I?m a really simple keyboards fan, so I took another USB 15? keyboard, a Logitech K200.

The problem

I plugged my cheap and simple new keyboard, but windows can?t find any....
Of course, Logitech doesn?t have scpecific drivers, you have to get those microsoft ones.
Well, I tried to use my old and full of beer keyboard even if some keys dosnt work, but, surprise....windows can?t find those drivers...same ones I guess.

What I tried before posting this

I tried all this and nothing get positive results:

-I plugged both keyboards into another computer with windows 7 x32: drivers found and both working.
-I plugged other devices: Windows finds drivers and automatically install them (pen drives and hard drives)
-Tried a system restore: I get a 0x80071a90 error and can?t get it.
-Both keyboards works into BIOS. Once Windows start up they dosn?t.

Hope someone can help me.
Thnak you

A:Windows 7 canīt find a simple "USB keyboard" driver

Plug in the keyboard. Click on/open Devices and Printers as shown in red box in picture below.



Then click on "Add a device" as circled in yellow below. A search window will open and it should find your keyboard and install the driver.
Hope that helps.

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Hi,
I'm having an issue where when attempting to create a local port, on a remote PC via the Print Management Console in Windows 7, I get an "Access Denied" error message.

All machines are domain joined.Tried with W10 and Server 2008 R2, too - same issue.Firewall (all three states) off.AV solution completely removed.Tried with highest domain admin account.Tried with UAC turned off and on.Ran as admin when launching console.GP - Point and Print Restrictions - Disabled.GP - Allow Print Spooler to accept client connections - Enabled.Print and File Sharing - On.Network Sharing - On.
To clarify, it is simply creating the port element that fails.

Can create TCP/IP ports OK.Can create Local Ports on the local machine OK - just not on remote machines.Can install printer if an existing local port is used, so drivers install OK.Using PowerShell, can use the Add Printer Port command to add the local port, no problems there.
It just seems to be an issue where the console attempts to verify if the said port exists, that the issue occurs.  If a put in an invalid port name in, it will bring up the correct response of "the network name cannot be found".
Cheers!

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I just got done using the MS fix it tool to remedy the compress old files hang that occured when you used the disk clean up tool . There were about 20k old files that no matter how many times you ran disk clean up they were never compressed ...as a matter of fact at times I would actually see an "Increase" in files listed in the compress old files line AFTER I did selected "compress old files" clean!!!

So I used the MS fix it tool to solve the problem and ....you guessed it the tool removed the option for "compress old files" ! Now it is no longer there. MS states that they deleted this option to prevent the hang issue. But this is why I want to know whether these old files are actually being compressed when i use the defrag and it says "compacting files" ..

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Is "compacting" files in defrag the same as "compressing old files" in disk clean up?

Hi

The 'compressing files' referred to by a defragmenter is the process of moving the files it has put together to the start of the drive.

When defragmenting files, it moves the pieces of the file to an empty space further into the drive. Once it has done this to all the files, it moves them back to the start of the drive as this is generally the fastest part.

This doesn't compress files like the option in disk clean up.

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I'm getting a lot of "Check Disk for Errors" and "this hard drive needs to be formatted before it can be used" error messages when plugging my external usb hard drives into my home pc which uses windows 7. I don't get any of these messages when I plug the same hard drives in at any of a number of pcs at work which use windows xp. Any ideas on why this is happening only with windows 7? I'm also getting a lot of disconnects and reconnects on these devices but again only on windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give...

DR

A:"Check Disk for Errors" & "hard drive needs to be formatted" errors

Welcome

I would do the ck disk. If you still get the notices, I would be concerned about HD failure. Take the HD diagnosis.
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The other day I was afk while listening to loud music from my computer.
Suddenly the speakers began screaming in a high pitch and when I got to my computer it had frozen.
I tried to reboot it, but it simply froze at the Windows loading screen with the floating balls of light and the text: "Starting Windows".
I have also tried booting from the Windows 7 Installation DVD, but it freezes at the loading screen once again.

I then tried to use the Startup Repair Tool, only to find Windows freezing at the loading screen again.

When trying to reboot in safe mode, it freezes again, just after having loaded "disk.sys"

These are the things I have tried so far:
- I have run memory tests using Memtest86.
- I have run hard disk drive tests using SeaTools
- No errors were found.
- I removed the sound card from the MB, with same boot result.
*EDIT*
- I have reset the BIOS
- I booted with 2GB of RAM instead of my standard 4GB

Anyone who can think of other things I should try?

A:Windows freeze on boot at "Starting Windows" and "LOADED ...\disk.sys"

Suggest you run SFC. {Option 2}
You may need to run it at least 3 times.
Let us know the report at the end please.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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as described in the title when i boot my laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834117780R
i get the "disk read error -> press cntrl alt del to restart" message. I then tried to access the backup partition through f10 only to run into this error "status : 0xc00000e9 Info : an unexpected I/O error has occurred" it seems that it cant communicate with my hard drive.

I read a few other forum posts but didnt see anyone have the 0xc00000e9 error also. Bios boot priorities are in order if that matters.

Is there a fix without having to replace the entire HD and buy a new vista installation(preinstalled w/ no disc in the box).

Im very reluctant to take it to a service center as i can very likely fix it myself (with the help of the friendly people here of course), only problem is im having a little trouble..finding.. my HD in this damn notebook.. heh, ill figure that part out. new to notebook repair.

Thanks in advance. Danny

edit: found the HD, doesnt look like it even uses a cable, just plugs right into what i assume is the mb. dont know if that helps just supplying what i can.
 

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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Running Win7 HP. I want to clean out my printer drivers to fix a corruption problem. All instructions tell me to use "Print Management", but it does not show up under Admin Tools, or anywhere else (including System32).
Where can I get it?
 

A:Solved: "Print Management" missing

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