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

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

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.


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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.



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

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Ok I am trying to remount my backup HDD after formatting my main media HDD with truecrypt.

But now my media backup HDD isn't mounting and giving me the following error:

The device is not ready

Your system is not configured to auto-mount new volumes. It may be impossible to mount device-hosted truecrypt volumes. Auto mounting can be enabled by executing the following command and restarting the system:


So I don't understand why it's not mourning properly now on my main computer even thigh it mounted fine before I formatted my main media HDD.

I also don't understand where I execute & enable that Mountvol.exe/e file?

The data was able to be successfully mounted on a separate computer, so it's really odd my main computer is giving me this issue.


A:Truecrypt says "Device not ready" when trying to mount a volume?


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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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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 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.


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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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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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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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.


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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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.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

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

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hi all,

I'm puzzling this one. In the folder options when I choose 'view' the radio button to show the hidden files is missing. I've already checked the registry at the HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced/Hidden

and everything seems ok (value for 'Type' is 'group' etc.). Using the XP tweak (Kelly's corner #155) shows the hidden files, but the button still missing.

Another thing that I encountered with was that from the start menu the "Help and Support" not working. Again, the registry seems fine, and the process is activated (started). This came up when I tried to use system restore option - with no success.

Virus scan didn't find alerts of any kind

To make a long story short- below is the log file of HiJackThis. Please review it and reply if you see something to be concerned with for repairing my computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:36:54, on 21-Dec-08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAf... Read more

A:missing "show hidden files" button + "Help and Support" not working from start menu

Ok I found the answer (after quite a lot searching), as follows:

1. for the 'Hidden files' radio button - I used methods 1 and 2 from here-

2. for the helpcenter I just reinstalled it as described here -
note that the file 'dataspec.xml' is needed to be available for this, and it can't be done directly from the XP CD. The thing that worked for me was to insert the XP CD, and use the file that in my computer (C:\) and afterwards another file on the CD.

Again, all this happened with no virus detection, so I believe that there is no infection. However, if someone has remarks on the HiJackThis log I've put, feel free to add them.

Have a nice day,


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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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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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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.

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?

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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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.

\\.\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..."


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i want to know how to remove hidden files in thew usb drive or pendrive...

coz when i open the usb drive, it is blank(empty without any file) but when i scane it with my antivirus software, my software identify some files(not infected by virus) that are in the pendrive.....

from here i get to know tht there are some hidden files in my pendrive(usbport) but how to deleted it when it doesnt display when i click the drive...

help me,

A:remove hidden files in "USB drive"/ "pendrive"

The files may be tagged as hidden or system files. Assuming you are using some version of MS-Windows on your computer, there are options for Windows Explorer to hide or show certain file types. Setting the options to show all files may cause the files on the drive to appear.

I would use caution when attempting to remove files from the drive. There may be a chance the files are needed for proper operation of the drive.

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I used this "hide a folder" program called "folder lock," and I guess it's buggy because it won't let me unhide the files. It unhides the folder containing the files, but the files are still hidden. They're still there, because when I copy and paste the folder, it shows that the files are being copied, but in the new folder they will be hidden again. Checking the "property" of the folder shows the correct size as well. How can I get windows to reveal them?

The hidden files are listed in this folder called "n|+|-n" or something like that I think, but when I type that in dos or windows it won't let me access them.

PS I contacted the company, but I don't expect a response back any time soon and those files are kind of important.


A:How to "unhide" a folder hidden by a "hidefolder" utility?

Welcome to TSG....

And of course you did not or don't have any backups of these files on any other media?

Actually the only way to gain access to these files is by contacting the manufacturer of the security program ir you would have to learn how to program good enough to bew able to get into the secure area. To the best of my knowledge since this is a security thing and we have no way of knowing whether or not you actually have the rights to get into these files I doubt if you will get much direction toward solving your problem.

Go with contacting the manufacturer of the software.

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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:


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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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:


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


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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;

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????

A:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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When I scroll my volume control the neon green line shows up: IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII and I would love to change it to another color. I am using a PC run by WIndows XP. Any way to do this? I didn't see a place in the display properties at all.

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So about a week ago, my Dell Dimension 4600 came up with the DOS screen, noting an "unmountable boot volume" (and the BSOD somewhere along the line). It wouldn't even boot up in safe mode. Eventually, I got it to boot from the CD-ROM and ran all the stuff in the Recovery Console (following the instructions in this link:

Somewhere in there, I started messing around with the drive letter assignments, because we'd been in touch with Dell tech support, and they said it might be a fried hard drive (the C drive, the 80GB one that came with the machine in 2004).

I'd installed a second drive (500GB) in 2007 or so, and partitioned it so that one section was a backup of the C drive (although I hadn't really done another backup since the initial install--fixed that with the Backup Utility). I figured I'd have to boot from the backup partition, and just lose all the data on the 80 GB drive.

So now that I've run Recovery Console, chkdsk /r and all that, the computer is actually back to full strength and running normally--with one weird quirk.

When I go to the properties for the C drive, then to the hardware tab, it has the 500GB drive highlighted:
And when I click Properties in that box, and go to the Volumes tab, and hit Populate:

The C drive is apparently running on the 500GB drive (three other partitions not shown).

When I do the same for my backup drive (J), it gives me this:
Before this... Read more

A:Fixed "unmountable boot volume" - now drive partitions are switched?

You can't change the drive letter on the system drive. You could possibly move the installation from the large drive to the smaller one, but if that is where it boots from, the connections to the drives will need to be switched, too. You could clone the larger to the smaller and then switch them.

Your other partitions are lost, I presume. Partitions do not have inherent letters assigned to them. They will be different in one Windows installation than in another, and different again in the Recovery Console. You cannot use letters to identify partitions. You need size, location, or contents to be sure which is which.

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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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I am trying to install a C++ Redistributable package and am encountering the following error dialog:

I am also encountering a similar dialog when I try to install the latest Silverlight plugin for IE9.

I'm running Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit.

Can anyone please assist.


A:"Unable to find a volume for file extraction" Error Message

I found one fix:

Update: I was able to figure out a hack to get through. If I enable the UAC, and then explicitly run each program with admin rights, it asks for permission, then the programs run without a hitch.

So... Since I hate UAC, how do I fix this?

Found here: Installers failing... - Tech Support Forum

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When my Dell Windows 10 laptop wakes up from sleep, restarts and reboots.....I get the small what I'll call blue VOLUME METER or VOLUME BAR appearing momentarily in the upper left of my screen.  It displays what I have my volume control set at set at.  
It goes away after a few seconds.  It's not a big deal and I can certainly live with it, but if there is a setting I can tweak to remove it, I would like to do that as I don't need constant reminders of my volume setting.   
Have any of you resolved this on your Dell?   Thanks! 

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I am running Windows 7 SP1 x64 (all latest updates auto apllied) and have recently moved to a EFI RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 system based, i.e All virtual volumes are initialised as GPT

On all volumes there is the standard 128MB partition (in the first sectors of volume) for the GPT header however; on the system volume, as the very last sectors, there is also a 105MB partition called "NO NAME" with a file system of "(OEM Service Volume)", what is this partition, how did it get there and can I delete it?

I used Intel Rapid STorage Technology to create the volume and Win7 Disk Manager to create the partitions and initialise the volumes

Any help for this reasonably computer literate amateur would be most apreciated

A:105MB partition "NO NAME" File System (OEM Service Volume) - whats it?

To give us a better look at the partition, search Disk Management in the Start Menu search and take a screenshot of what you see.

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hi guys,i have problem with my my device manager has one driver show the yellow exclamation,its a "WPD filesystem volume driver" in the portable devices,if i see in the windows explorer,it's still showing though the drive is empty
I have try change the drive letter and path,but it's still not solved.....can somebody help me'please????tq

A:WPD filesystem volume driver(error code 10)"device can't start"

hi ditz17, have you tried right clicking on the driver in device manager and selecting "update driver"? if you tell us the make and model of your lappy it will help us , the device is most likely the ricoh card driver

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Windows xp pro, 512 mb , 40 GB main drive NFTS.
attempted to use original Windows xp setup disk to "ADD sound volume control" to taskbar. Could NOT find its folder to "extract" from.

Previously had checked Start> Control Panel> Sound & audio devices ". Under AUDIO, tried to Ck [volume box]; got win error msg " Can not execute SNDVOL32EXE." " uSE "ADD/REMOVE - CONTROL PANEL ETC. "

sEARCH FOR SNDVOL32.EXE found it in C:\I386, ver 5.1.2600.0 ( xpclient .010817-1148). ( also found "EXPAND.exe & Extrac32.exe )

Volume control of Win Media Player works ok with CDs in both CD-DVD drives.

Question : How do I restore a sound Volume Control to the taskbar when I can't find it on the setup desk ?

A:Solved: Sound Volume control lost can not "add Program"

Follow the directions from Microsoft Support.

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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 seem to have a unique problem with windows 10 i can't find anyone else having. the volume control loses it's mind every time i stop playing files. if i'm using winamp and stop play, the next time i play, the volume will blast out of the line outs. i have to open the volume control and nudge it up or down for windows to play whatever at the volume it's SUPPOSED to be. the same thing happens when watching videos on youtube. watch a video... the volume blasts... nudge the volume, and the same thing happens with the next video. for some reason, this glitch doesn't seem to affect the headphone out.

while on the subject of headphones, why do i have to reboot every time i unplug and plug in headphones to unmute the output when windows KNOWS i just plugged them back in and even makes a point of annoying me with a popup?

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Hey, guys.

I've been having that problem for a while now, but I could always just system restore back to a previous state and my sound comes back. But now, it seems that when I tried to do a system restore, one wasn't available.

I've done everything that I've searched on, like disabling/enabling sound card, uninstalling and installing again. None of those seems to work.

Since my system restore sets it back before an update is installed, then I think it's because of an update. And the most recent update since the Red X was an update for windows defender, and I can't uninstall the update, or whatnot.

I'm getting really desperate here, guys. Please help.

Thanks in advance.

I run Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
The sound card is Conexant SmartAudio HD.

A:Red X on Volume Icon, "No Audio Output Device is installed."

If it's a Windows Update you should be able to uninstall it, at least if you remember what number it was exactly. "Control Panel" > "Programs and Features" then at the top left click on "View installed updates", the updates you installed, at least via Windows Update, should now be viewable. Then find which one it was and uninstall it, should be easy enough.

So Windows isn't acknowledging your sound card in "Device Manager"? If not go to Conexant's website and search under "Audio Solutions" or google for any drivers that may suit your exact product. If it is acknowledging your card. . .I don't know. If it's not onboard then it wouldn't be able to be disabled in your BIOS, unless you have an onboard sound AND a sound card, and they're conflicting? If so you might have to disable the onboard audio perhaps?

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Everytime I boot my system (running Windows 7 32 bit) I get the following message:

Checking file system on C:
The type of file system is NTFS
Volume label is OS

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is trongly recommended that you continue.

Windows will now check disk.

Cannot open volume for direct access. Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software package.

Use system restore feature from the control panel to restore the system to a point prior to the recent software package installation.

An unspecified error occurred (766f6C756d652e63 3f1)

At this point, the system goes ahead a boots up.....

When I go to System Restore and

Confirm Disks to restore
OS (C (System)
A window pops up which says

The disk OS (C has errors
Windows has detected file system corruption on OS (C. You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored. Check the disk for errors.

When I click on the check the disk for errors, I get a pop up

Check Disk OS(C
Check disk options
Automatically fix file system errors
Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors


Then I get Windows can't check the disk while it is in use.

I don't know where to go from here. I can't run restore from even the oldest backup point. This did begin after I upgraded from Windows Vista Home to Windows 7. Not immediately but a few weeks afterward. I think it may have started after one of the auto upd... Read more

A:Solved: Can't run Diskchk "cannot open volume for direct access"

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I have a SIMPLE and easy way to remove viruses from system restore without losing all your restore points.

In command prompt type:

cacls "c:\system volume information" /e /g "username":F

(username = your user name eg. Administrator)

it will say 'processed dir.....'

run the virus scanner again to remove the virus.

I do this in safe mode, in the administrator account so that my standard account can't access the system restore and screw something up.


A:Remove Viruses from XP Pro "System Volume Information" folder

That's a good suggestion for users running Windows XP Pro. Basically that command is granting authority to the "System Volume Information" folder to the user you specify on the command to get around the "Access Denied ...." error.

The other way to accomplish it is to disable "Simple File Sharing" under the Folder Options. Then right click on the "System Volume Information .." folder and select Properties. Then click on the "Security" which appears since you disabled "Simple File Sharing". At that point you can grant the user authority to the folder.

Anyway, thanks for the shortcut. It will come in handy in the future.

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Windows 7 is installed on C: . I want to take D: out of the system, and have it completely empty.

I have two directories on D:, System Volume Information and $Recycle Bin.

I understand I can get rid of the $Recycle Bin, but I don't know about System Volume Information.

Can I simply delete it, or is it part of the Windows Installation, or just info about the D: drive that is disposable?


A:D: drive has "System Volume Information", can I delete or move?

If you're referring to the 100 MB + of space on the C: drive, that contains vital OS boot information and should never be removed.

For clarification, could you post a screen shot of your Disk Management window.

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When I attempt to open the C:\System Volume Information folder so I can view the contents of the _restore folder, I receive the message seen in this screenshot.

If I do a "search" for the _restore folder, nothing appears.

What gives?

I don't recall having this problem before the hard drive was replaced and Windows XP SP2 was reinstalled from scratch.

I know that System Restore is working because I've created several restore points before installing new or updated hardware drivers.


A:Problem Opening "System Volume Information" Folder

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I just bought myself new HW and a new SSD for my computer, and I also installed a fresh Windows 7 on the new SSD. I put my old HDD with Vista on D: and copied a couple of documents over to "my documents" folder to my C: drive + a couple of other files.

I am now cleaning up my D: drive to get rid of all the Vista files which I don't need any more, and I have stumbled over "System volume information" folder. This folder was last modified at the date I installed Windows 7 (5 days ago). Can I just remove this folder without any repercussion?

A:"System volume information" folder on my old Vista installation

It's actually a part of System Restore; the tool that allows you to set points in time to roll back your computer. The System Volume Information folder is where OS stores these points and associated information that makes them accessible.
If you're not using System Restore feature, you can delete it. I recommend you to keep it untouched.
Fore more information, refer here:
Tips Fixes & FAQs
Take Care

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I'm using Windows XP SP2 Home Edition and am trying to access the C:\System Volume Information folder, but I keep getting an "Access is denied" message, even after following the below directions.

1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

2. Make sure that you are in the root folder of the partition for which you want to gain access to the System Volume Information folder. For example, to gain access the C:\System Volume Information folder, make sure that you are in the root folder of drive C (at a "C:\" prompt).

3. Type the following line, and then press ENTER:
cacls "driveletter:\System Volume Information" /E /G username:F
Make sure to type the quotation marks as indicated. This command adds the specified user to the folder with Full Control permissions.

4. Double-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder to open it.

5. If you need to remove the permissions after troubleshooting, type the following line at a command prompt:
cacls "driveletter:\System Volume Information" /E /R username
This command removes all permissions for the specified user.

My problem may be with step #2, as I'm not sure what to do what it says in the last sentence. How do I get to a C:\ prompt?

Here is a screenshot of what the command prompt window looks like when I first open it.

A:Trouble Accessing The "C:\System Volume Information" Folder

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Hi there.

I know this problem was posted before, however, I couldn't find any solution to my problem this time.
I don't know which disc management system is running that prevent chkdsk from running.

I have got HijackThis Log. Will that actually help in identifying this issue?
I also have Norton 360 2010, and I have disabled the Norton before I restart, but it still does not work.

If HijackThis log is good, I will post it here.

Thanks Guys


A:Checkdisk error "cannot open volume for direct access"

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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

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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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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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!


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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My virus scanner detected a virus in the System Volume Information directory, the problem is this folder is unaccessable for some reason. It is a hidden folder but i cant find it and in safe mode i still cant access it. My virus cant get rid of it for this reason as well I am guessing. Please help me someone.

When i start my PC an error with a message such as this pops up: AVG has detected the virus worm/agobot in C:/System Volume Information/ etc. etc, the rest is a bunch of numbers then an exe. file.

A:How do i access "System Volume Information folder"? Virus in it.

Right click "My Computer" > select Properties > System Restore tab > tag the box to disable System Restore. Affirm the action and close the screen. Reboot for good measure.

You may then reenable System Restore if you like, the virus it had in its memory will be long gone now.


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Hello Forum members,

I am stumped by what appears to be a simple problem, but the answer is eluding me. I bought a brand new Hitachi 60gig 7,200 rpm HD for my Thinkpad T21 last year and installed, loaded and used it with zero problems until I was on a wi-fi connection at a hotel one evening. The connection gradually slowed to a halt, then the window I was in froze. Then the desktop failed to respond. I tried cntl/alt/delete with no success. No amount of keyboard commands had any affect, I was locked out. I couldn't even power down normally. I had to unplug the A/C cable, then remove the battery to get the laptop to shut down. I waited ten minutes and booted up like normal. This was the blue screen error message I received; "Unmountable boot volume on drive C:" Then I was given restart options as usual to no avail. It has never come out of it, regardless of the methods I have tried. Here is the strange part. I had initially loaded two (2) separate XP Pro OS's onto the HD splitting them evenly into 30gig partitions. I did that to keep web surfing separate from my dedicated music recording software, which I didn't want to risk corrupting. So, the final result is, when I boot up, I can ask for the D: drive (where the recording software resides) and it runs perfectly, but if I boot and ask for C; I get the above message. Also when I go to "My Computer" from the D: drive OS, it shows the C: drive available, but when I double click for it, it says... Read more

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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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This problem started happening randomly and now I cannot run checkdisk at all on reboot. Basically I cannot run Checkdisk at all on my OS drive because it always says in Windows that it is in use and needs to run the scan on next reboot. After I reboot, the above error message displays (see thread title).

I've ran a virus scan and spyware/adware scans and I'm now pretty sure that it isn't the issue. I've tried disabling all non-essential services in services.msc and disabling all startup items under msconfig.exe, neither of which made any difference.

I'm really beating my head against the wall on this one, I have no idea what the cause is. Any advice appreciated.


Before anyone refers me to the Microsoft KB, I have Service Pack 2 already and the error is occuring with it installed properly.

A:Checkdisk error "cannot open volume for direct access"

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Hi All,

I want to format my external hard drive into two partitions so that I can use one of them as a recovery drive for my Windows PC and the other one for my personal data. I am using Windows 8.1.

It is a 1TB WD Elements hard drive currently formatted into one exFAT partition. It is about half full. I don't want to delete the partition and then create two new ones because I have nowhere to backup the files currently on the drive. So I want to shrink the existing partition and then create a new smaller partition but for some reason I can't do that in Windows Disk Management. When I right-click on the drive (E:) The option "shrink drive..." is grayed (as shown in the screenshot).
Does anybody know why this could be? When I right-click on my Windows (C:) drive this option is not grayed out. (I tried doing the same thing using Partition Wizard but I had the same problem - the "split" option, along with a whole lot of others, is grayed out).

Also, another strange thing which might help you to understand. In Partition Wizard, when I right-click on my external hard drive (E:) and click properties it shows that the hard drive is full (first screenshot) even though Windows File Explorer shows that it still has about 500GB of free space (second screenshot)
Why does Partition Wizard (and obviously Windows Disk Management as well) think that the disk is full?

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

A:"Shrink Volume" Grayed Out - External Hard Drive

You cannot shrink a FAT disk. Shrinking is only supported with NTFS. You have no choice but to backup your data and re-initialize it as NTFS.

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I copied the "system volume information" folder from my C: drive to my external hard drive in order to back up the restore points. Now I want to delete the folder, but no matter what I do, I cannot delete it. I always get an error "an error occurred while applying security information to"..... usually F:\MediaID.bin.

I click 'continue', and then try to delete the folder or some files within it, and nothing happens.
I am an administrator
I am the owner
I have full access

A:No matter WHAT I DO I can't delete a "system volume information" folde

Quote: Originally Posted by peanutaxis

I am an administrator
I am the owner
I have full access

I am an administrator -- But you're not System
I am the owner -- No, System is
I have full access -- Apparently not

That's one of the folders with pretty much exclusive access only by the system for security and other reasons.

You could try taking ownership. Or is that what you did?

Why are you trying to do this?

If you want to keep using System Restore, it's best to leave it alone.

How would you intend to ever use the restore files you copied?

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I have a raid O PC with 2 Seagate 60G IDE drives.
The PC is in a continuous boot cycle and wont go further than the safe mode options screen, stalls loading MUP.SYS.

Trying to access the recovery console, i get the stop message "BSOD"
with OX...D1, 8, 7, 0, OXF82C5B7A stop codes.

Also details Fasttrack.sys address at F82C5B7A
Fasttrack.sys is for the Promise raid 20276 controller.

Downloaded latest driver form MSI (motherboard)

Can now get to recovery console but running chkdsk /r returns the message
"The Volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems"

If i try to reinstall windows, it shows the partitions correctly but wont install,
Says it "cant install windows on this computer"

I have run the seagate diagnostic tools and the drives appear to have no problems and are functional.

I'm stuck, what next ??????

Please dont ask if I've backed up, I wouldn't be doing this otherwise.

Can an other HD be mounted to the primary IDE and setup to access files on the raid pair ? if so , how?


A:Windows XP wont boot, "volume appears to have one or more problems"

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look at the following thread it may help.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I deleted a partition I had added previously for a Linux OS. After deleting it turned green as in "Free Space" I want that available space given back to C. I have included a screen shot of where I am. I don't know what to do next. The "Extend Volume" Option in C is not activated.

System info included below

Thank you.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LOGOS-PC
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP G60 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.65, 12/15/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Logos-PC\Logos1
Time Zone Mountain Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.91 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.27 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.81 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.20 GB
Page File Space 3.91 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

A:"Extend Volume" option on C greyed out. Free space available but how?

I`m fairly certain the entire space has to be deleted down to unallocated space, then you can extend C

I recommend making and using a Partition Wizard Boot CD to do all your partition management.

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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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Hey All,

I was downloading a driver from the website, it was going incredibly slow (just another reason I wouldn't get an Acer) and then download stopped half-way through, probably just a connection dropout. Now when I browse to the folder on my USB key where it was originally going to go, it throws up an annoying message saying "Please insert the last disk of the multi-volume set and click OK to continue" - Even though the file has been erased from my USB drive, it still asks for the multi-volume set

Any Ideas?


A:Annyoying Message "Insert Last Disc/Multi-Volume Set"

Hi Rome,

Seems you have autoplay enabled. Not a big deal, but whenever you insert your usb drive it will try and read the contents of the files on it. You can temporarily disable autoplay by opening control panel and typing autoplay in the search box at the top right. Click on the line that says "Stop or start using autoplay for all media devices" The next window that opens will give you an option near the top left to stop autoplay. Clear that check box!

Next insert your usb drive and erase the offending files!!

That's it. Hope I helped

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I was wondering if there are any programs that would be good for replacing Windows 7's default Volume Mixer. Preferably one that doesn't alter "system" files. You see, I use macros on my mouse and media keys on my keyboard to change the volume, for the brief few days I had Windows 10 I noticed that when I change the volume via the macros on my mouse or the media keys on my keyboard a slider actually comes up that shows my volume that will slowly fade away on its own, that, or similar to that, is what I'm looking for.

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Hi all.

So i upgraded from xp to 7.So i am now on windows 7.The first thing i did is download and install Avira,I updated it and did a full system scan.It found around 20-30 viruses,trojans,malware,irc bots in "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{5E03FC9B-BBC4-4FA8-96F7-D40CC10DBA4A}\RP7"

So i let avira delete all the detected files in RP7 folder.I went to the folder and found like icons,.dll files,etc from xp..So i deleted every file in the RP7 folder..

Is it safe to delete the folder "System Volume Information" located in my C:\ driver?

Thank You.

A:Is it safe to delete the" System Volume Information" folder.

You are not addressing the root problem. The System Volume Information folder stores the restore points created by System Restore on enabled drives. These points let you take your system back to an earlier point of time, should it start misbehaving and you cannot rectify the problem directly. If the system is infected at the time a restore point is created there's a good chance it will exist within the restore point.

System Restore is an excellent tool and I would not suggest disabling it or deleting the SIV folder. What you can do is delete all existing restore points to avoid reinfection on running restore, then clean your system thoroughly, then create fresh restore points.

The best course of action is to prevent infection/malware in the first place. In combination with a good backup strategy System Restore is an excellent tool.

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Has anyone else had this happen on Windows XP. When playing videos on Facebook in IE8 ever since they changed the design, (stupid IMO) the Volume Control takes about 15-20 seconds longer to open and it will be several inches up from the taskbar in the video screen area of Facebook. No other programs or video playing is affected by this behavior of the Volume Control. For example, You Tube is normal.


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On a Gateway Notebook, with OS Windows Vista, I am not able to boot Vista w/o getting the "unmountable boot volume" error. I have followed the instructions: boot in Safe Mode (won't work), start up and press F8 to get to recovery menu (doesn't work).....everything tried keeps coming back to the blue screen with "unmountable boot volume". The last two ops I did on the computer before getting this error was: first, I increased the paging file size...second, I downloaded the Windows Office Home and Student 2007 program onto the computer. Everything seemed to be working fine until I turned on the computer the next day. I have researched the prob from my desktop...seems I need another Windows Vista program CD to boot up the OS to find out how to make repairs. That's what I am understanding but is that the best solution? I need help...can I download and burn a OS program safely from the net to use to make the repairs? I going to have to buy another Windows Vista OS? Thanks!

A:Blue screen error "unmountable boot volume"

Hi and welcome to TSF please follow the info here response 7

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I recently bought and installed Windows 7 Home Premium OEM onto my HP G42 (which is now 2.5 years old). I had Win 7 home Premium on it when I bought it, but the hard drive broke and I ended up getting a new drive (Seagate Momentus 7200 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16 MB Cache). I installed it onto there, and it seemed to be working fine for a few start ups. Then when I tried doing an update, I got blue screened the when rebooting, and it wouldn't let me back in.

From there, I decided to completely re-install Win 7 (I really had nothing of value on there), and that worked longer. It still had trouble doing an update, but after trying it again, it worked fine. It was a few days ago that it began giving me blue screens telling me a "critical system process has stopped working or terminated". Now, when I try booting to it, it will get to the start up screen with the animation, then it'll reboot after a minute and tell me it had trouble booting.

I ran start up repair, and it told me that the root cause was that the system volume was corrupt. I'm not really sure of what I can do now. Is there any way to fix this problem or to prevent it from happening in the future?

Side note: I don't know if any of you are proficient in the Ubuntu system (I dual-boot with ubuntu 13.04), but I tried accessing the Win 7 partition from there and it gave me this message (see attachment):

A:Windows 7 Start Up Repair Say's "System Volume Is Corrupt"

Okay, so I ran
via the repair disk, and it gave me this. Also, it said my system was in D:, which is odd because it should be in C:

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I am new a member and was looking for help with the next steps of how to resolve the following error message 0x8000ffff "Failed to Create Volume Snapshot". I got this whilst trying to clone one disk to another (which have the correct amount of space to make a clone) so far on all other machines i have not got a clone error until now.

Followed the advice on Macrium's Knowledge base:
VSS Error:0x8000ffff - Backup aborted! - Failed To Create Volume Snapshot. (VSS)

All Solutions have been tried but the same error occurs. The service is set to automatic but according to the user it has not started.

However, on my own laptop Macruim clone goes through without my Volume shadow copy being set to automatic.

Anyone got any thoughts how i can get this clone to go through?

A:Macrium Clone error 0x8000ffff "Failed to Create Volume Snapshot"


I got an some more information from my persistant googling to find another piece of the puzzle.

On the affected machine i did the following:
Opened a command prompt (with elevated privileges) and type ?vssadmin list writers? (without quotes).

This command listed all of the VSS writer i had installed on the machine. This came back with no errors.

I then did a search in Event viewer around the time i did my clone last week. I did a find and searched for 'VSS'. This came back with many errors about the following service:

Oracle VSS Writer
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production Oracle VSS writer version Production Error at line : 4576 Failure on PrepareForBackup event
0x800423f4, The writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur.
Operation: PrepareForBackup event Context: Execution Context: Writer Writer Class Id: {26d02976-b909-43ad-af7e-62a4f625e372} Writer Name: Oracle VSS Writer - Instance Name: XXXX Writer Instance ID: {ac1b06ab-f083-4bb7-bf62-7f41df8734c0} Command Line: c:\opt\product\11.2.0\dbhome\bin\OraVSSW.exe XXXX Process ID: 2428
2D20436F64653A20575254575254494330303030353239392D2043616C6C3A20575254575254494330303030323630302D20 5049443A202030303030323432382D205449443A202030303030313534382D20434D443A2020633A5C6F70745C70726F6475 63745C31312E322E305C6462686F6D655C62696E5C4F7261565353572E65786520434D5332352020202020202D2055736572 3A204E61... Read more

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Lately I have been starting to get a notification - "Windows recovered from an unexpected shutdown" - after waking up my computer. It restarts fine, but my Volume, Network, and Power icons are gone in the taskbar when this happens. I can't see if there was any errors because my Computer is always in Sleep Mode when it happens.

I run scans daily with Avast and MalwareBytes, and there's no viruses. I've also disabled some startup programs recently, so that might be affecting it. I know how to Re-Enable the icons, it's just a pain to do and I'd like to see if it's anything serious.

Any ideas on what is causing this?

Merry Christmas,

A:Windows "recovers from an unexpected shutdown" with no Power, Network, & Volume Icons

Hello, you could start out with some software checks. System Files - SFC Command and this : Check Disk - chkdsk

If good, go to a hardware check : Got memory and hard drive checks there.

Also. check for malware using your antivirus program and free of Malwarebytes. : Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

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Hi there, I have problem with my machine and need some help.

My computer had a memory stick problem about two weeks ago, after I removed the one with problem and reinstalled Win7, everything worked fine. This monday, I installed Adobe pdf reader from their website and used the machine for the rest of the day with no issue. Then on tuesday morning when started my computer, I got this "Volume Manager Installed, need to reboot" thing. If I reboot now, same message pops up after reboot. Tried many times until I gave up and selected reboot later. Then the machine worked fine for the rest of the day.

However, today when I start my computer, as soon as I got into windows, after my google talk loaded, I got "there is a problem in windows explorer" thing, and I can either choose to "find solution online" or "close". If I select first, system will reboot and same thing happen every time. If I close, I got a blue screen, then automatic reboot also brings me back to the same thing. I tried boot under safe mode, no luck.

I'm not sure if the three incidiences (installing adobe, volume manager problem, and blue screen problem) are related, and I wonder if reinstalling windows will solve the problem?

I have win7 64bit, cpu i5, 2G mem (use to be 4G but removed 2G). It's not a brand computer and I cannot remember the rest of the spec.

Thanks for your help!

A:Win7 restart on startup today after yesterdays "volume manager" prob.

I would post up the bluescreen bugcheck file in our Crashes forum for expert advice on the cause: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums

While you wait, run through these Win7 basic troubleshooting steps

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Two folders in my WD external harddrive have become unreadable. The files inside have all been renamed to things like ")F?z?▄X.a∩l" and do not allow me to open them, stating "the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect." when attempting to delete these files, error message says "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from source file or disk"

I upgraded my harddrive three days ago, so this is a brand new harddrive, and unless I got a lemon, I doubt that it is a hardware issue. I read on another forum that some sort of spyware of trojan could be the issue. I have used adaware and spybot to delete adwares and one virus, but the problem still persists.

I'm wondering if these files are recoverable and what is the problem?

here's my hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:44:47 AM, on 5/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
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A:")F°zå▄X.a∩l...The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect"

Hi. sorry for the delay

Please click Here to download HijackThis to your desktop.

Click the Download button. When the Trend Micro HJT install box appears, double click on the HJTInstall.exe. Click on Install.

It will be installed by default here: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

A shortcut to the application will also be placed on your Desktop.

The program will open automatically after installation.

You can double-click the icon that was placed on the Desktop to run subsequent HijackThis scans or you can use the icon inside the folder. The folder HijackThis is where you will find the HJT logs that you save. When you use the application to remove anything, you will also find the backup copies made by HJT inside this folder.

Click on "Do a system scan and save logfile" When the log pops up in Notepad, close it and exit hijackthis.

Download Deckard's System Scanner to your Desktop.

Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.

1. Close all applications and windows.
2. Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
3. When the scan is complete, a text file will open - main.txt.txt<<this one will be maximized and extra.txt <<this one will be minimized.
4. Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt.txt in your next reply.
6. Please copy and paste the contents of main.txt and extra.txt to your post.

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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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Hi everyone!

Yesterday my HP laptop (Windows 7) started getting BSOD with various types of errors (mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "STOP: 0x0000007A", "c00021a" and one "missing %hs, c0000135"). Most of the time it restarts without any issues and works fine right after the BSOD and then an hour or two later I get a BSOD again.

I have tried restoring to Last Known Good Configuration, startup repair, hard disk check, virus scans and I also uninstalled any recently added programs I could think of and cleared up more than 50% of my hard disk space. None of these seem to have helped and I still get BSOD regularly.

I have attached the folder from the SF Diagnostic Tool and would appreciate any advice!
Thank you!

A:BSOD every few hours: mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "c00021a" & "c0000135"

Welcome to the forum.

Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).
Upload a screenshot using: CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test your Hard Drive(s) by running: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Pay close attention to Part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.

Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor. Upload a screen shot of the Summary tab as well:Piriform - Speccy
CPUID - HWMonitor
For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

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* Bugche... Read more

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?


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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere.

Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using Restorator) located in the theme folder of this VS. I went into the images directory and located what seems to be the images used for the buttons. Intuitively, it seems like it would make sense to replace those images with different ones (perhaps from another visual style) and it should change them. However, would this actually work? Could the theme get messed up in some other way (like proportions or something if the new button images are smaller)? I don't know of any other way to change them that would be easy.

But I did run into another problem. For some visual styles I can't even locate those buttons in the images directory. Where else would they be?

A:Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme

Use Windows Style Builder to do that...

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Example sentence: vrytim I prss ths kys, nothing happns. Now I'm writing with my on-sreen keyboard. I'm clueless when it comes to computer stuff. How do I fix this? Is this a software problem, or a hardware problem?Help is much appreciated!

A:Kyboard deos not respond to the keys: "e", "d", "c" and "3"

My keyboard hath the thame problem with the thupid eth key. The blathted thing ith driving me nutth.

All aside, usually, that is a hardware problem. Can you find or borrow another keyboard and see if it will work correctly on your machine?

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I've been getting "generic Host process for Win32" error msgs of late, resulting in the volume control not working (missing active mixer or something). Everything works fine after a reboot, but the problem keeps occuring.

I've searched the 'net and apparently other people have experienced the same problem as me. Unfortunately, no one replied to their posts, so I have no solution. Was hoping you guys would!

I'm using WinXP, and Spybot has gotten rid of all the spyware it could fine. I am, however, having problems with Gator I think. Spybot gets rid of it, but the pesky mouse add-on still comes on occasionally (when your cursor changes from an arrow to something else).


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A:Windows Explorer "not responding" when changing volume

Quote: Originally Posted by cxg331

This happens once every few days, typically when I go to either mute or "un-mute" either via the bottom of the screen taskbar or the taskbar at the top of my keyboard.

Everything in the taskbar, including the Start menu becomes unresponsive. Sometimes after choosing to "restart" Windows Explorer, it works. Other times, I have to restart the computer.

Any ideas?

Strange thing is that this error occurred both in Vista 64-bit and now with Windows 7 Home Premium.

Thanks in advance,


Hello Chris !! Welcome to SF !!

Is it an upgrade from Vista ?? Go to Start > Event Veiwer > Windows Log > Application and check for Error and post the descrption here. Follow this Tutorial and make sure DEP settings is set to Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only. DEP - Turn On or Off for Programs - Vista Forums . What sound card are you using ??

- Captain

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I'm not completely sure what is wrong with my computer but on start up I got this screen and I'm not quite sure what to make of it much less do. Basically it would be nice to know what it is and what to do about it.

A:"collecting errors in the volume bitmap" look at picture for more

No picture shown - Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi Everyone, I need help with this issue that I'm having... Please look at the attachment and you'll notice that my Hard disks' volume labels are all set to "Local Disk" in my Computer, even if I rename them, the label doesn't change in "my computer", as you can see in the Disk management window the label appear correctly....

Has anyone else had this issue? Please give me some insight on it.
Thanks in Advance

A:Custom HDD Volume Label Not Displayed in "My Computer"

Hello Oidicle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you rename them from within the Computer window? If not, then you may need to refresh the Computer window to see the changes.

Do you have UAC turned on?

After I rename one in computer, I have to click on Continue (Access Denied prompt) and Yes (UAC prompt) before it changes.

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I've got an external hard drive...actually this has happened on my other external hard drive too, and i've never been able to solve this problem

most of the time i can eject without a problem and make sure nothing is going to and from the external, but after copying files for a long time in one session, i get the "can't stop generic volume device because a program is still using it" message

i did research and found ways to uninstall the driver as a permanent fix to turning off the computer to unplug to using Process Explorer..granted it was the final straw last night but yeah..

Is there a permanent fix or a good, clean way to solve this problem? And an explanation to why it does this? Thanks.

A:"Can't stop generic volume device because a program is still using it"

Hello disasterpiece91

In device manager/drive/policies tab is it set to quick removal of better performance. I was having a similar problem and set it to quick removal and that sorted it.I still use the safely remove hardware to be on the safe side though.

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Upon restarting, I'm come across a blue screen that reads, "unbootable boot volume." Once I manage to get past it my machine lags and overheats. I've been walked through a fix by DELL tech before, but I forget what it was. It used the XP disc and tapping one of the F keys at startup. Any help?

A:Blue screen, "Unbootable Boot Volume"

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I get the dreaded "UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME" error intermittently at bootup in XP. I'll fix it with 'chkdsk /r" off the Recovery Console and everything'll be fine.

Several weeks later, the same error pops up again, I'll fix it and this cycle happens over and over again. What can I do to stop it? Thanx in advance.



I have not had this problem so have not tried this possible solution, but a friend recently gave me this possible fix for this error. Thought I would pass it one, so try at your own risk and see if it helps and if you do, let me know the result:

I get this error message" Unmountable boot volume".
When booting up to Windows XP you may get an error that reads: "Unmountable Boot Volume".

This is probably because your boot.ini file is messed up. Here is a possible remedy:

You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the "Welcome to setup" message, press the letter R.
You will then get a DOS prompt.
Then type: chkdsk /p [enter]
When that is done type: fixboot [enter]
Type: Y at the next prompt [enter]
Then type: exit [enter]
The system will now reboot into Windows.
Of course, he also gave me the solution you have already tried if the above does not work. Good Luck.

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A desktop PC with operating system Windows XP SP3 was running fine till yesterday. The desktop has a 120 GB Seagate hard disk which has 40GB primary boot partition C: and extended partitions D: and E: for data. All partitions are NTSC.

Yesterday, during booting process the blue screen was encountered with the error message ?Unmountable Boot Volume?. The option of last known good settings did not work. Attempt to boot in safe mode also resulted in blue screen with the error message ?Unmountable Boot Volume?

I booted the PC with a windows XP live CD. The Windows Explorer showed all three partitions --- however, while I could browse the partitions D and E .. the windows explorer froze (not responding) when I tried to browse the contents of boot partition C:

I launched the Disk Management utility, it showed C: drive as primary, active, healthy and 100 percent free. The utility reported the partition as RAW instead of NTSC.

I launched the free software ?Testdisk? and performed the analysis. The software detected all partitions correctly and no problem was reported (such as ?invalid NTFS boot? etc). The ?Testdisk? reported C: drive as primary bootable. I was able to browse all directories of C: and back up my data with ?Testdisk?.

Testdisk advanced utility reports the status of boot sector as OK and identical.

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A:"Unmountable Boot Volume" --- reported as RAW instead of NTFS

Hi and welcome to TSF there are some possible options here Unmountable Boot Volume scroll down for the other options

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I deleted mi1.exe because Norton said it was adware but then my computer froze and now when I start it up I get a blue screen that says: "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. Technical Information: STOP 0x000000ED (0x82F8E3680, xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)" I have tried to start in Safe Mode, Normal Mode, and Last Known Good Configuration but I get this same screen every time. I have no idea what to do. Can anyone help me? (Dell Latitude C400 using Windows XP Pro)

A:Deleted Mi1.exe then "Unmountable Boot Volume" error

I contacted Dell customer support on a live chat and we tried to restore the system to a date when it was working but windows was corrupt and I had to completely reinstall Windows XP. I wouldn't touch the Mi1.exe file if I were you. The upside is that the Dell rep was really nice and explained things well so at least I know I have good support from the manufacturer.

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Hi. I'm trying to get rid of files and this one is the main one that I have found so far that is getting stuck and not being deleted. It says that "change.log" is being used by other users.

Occasionally as well a chinese website pops up for some reason.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:33:25, on 17/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\executables\mrHealthy\MrHealthy.exe
C:\Program Files\NDAS\System\ndassvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqnrs08.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
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I have windows 2003 server hosting many domains with HELM control panel.

My system is compromised and someone is uploading data without authorization in the following folder:

C:\System Volume Information\_restore

Hacker has created APPZ-iNDiSP & _ARCHIVE folders as under:
C:\System Volume Information\_restore\APPZ-iNDiSP
C:\System Volume Information\_restore \_ARCHIVE

Hacker is uploading cracked version of softwares in these folders. I wish to plug the compromise.

Please HELP!
Thanks a Million

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The machine is a THINKPAD R31, running XP.

A few days ago, I "lost" the volume level bars that should appear on the screen when I press one of the 3 physical buttons (with symbols meaning Volume down, Volume Up and Mute) beside the "Thinkpad" button on the machine.

I fear I may have accidentally deleted something.

Does anyone know of an easy remedy?

Many thanks, in anticipation.

A:[SOLVED] Missing Volume Control "bars"

Hi THINKPADMan and welcome to TSF !

Do you remember exactly what you did before the problem happened ?

Repeatedly press F8 when the laptop starts and select "last known good configuration" in the menu that will appear.

Have you lost the use of all media keys on your keyboard ? Reinstall the hotkey features :

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hi guys,

Today I would like to do a dual boot on my laptop. Windows and ubuntu .. my laptop is a lenovo. I have a problem on my partition. I have 4 partitions on my hdd, C:, D:, E:, F:. and I want to move or maybe remove the system volume information folder on the "D:" and will also remove the "D:" and finally I have 3 partitions namely c, e, and f. so I can have a free space for ubuntu. it seems my laptop can not have more than 4 partitions.

BUT, i don't know how to do that?

it is screenshot

Thanks advance,

A:how to move/delete "System Volume Information" [PLEASE]

Was the D partition on this Lenovo when you bought it new?

Or did you add the D partition yourself?

It is not flagged as active or boot or system, so I'm wondering about its purpose? It's not quite empty.

I notice you have an external drive marked as "active" and am wondering how that has happened. Is Ubuntu already on this drive?

Are you locked into the idea of Pixar and Dream Works being on their own partitions?

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There MUST be a sticky somewhere on defeating this incredibly annoying XP bug.

Once plugged in, I cannot dismount any USB storage device without system shutdown, ever.

It's ridiculous.

Thanks for any help!

A:Solved: "The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped right now..."

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When adjusting my volume by clicking the speaker in the tray it used to give me a sample ding after I moved the slider and let go of it. Now it's silent.

It had me thinking I had a no audio problem until I played a music file.

I went into sounds and looked for a reference to the conmand to see if there was no sound assigned but cannot figure it out.

A:No "Ding" Sound when Adjusting Volume In Tray

Hello Rock,

In Sounds, double check to see if the Default Beep event has the Windows Ding.wav file set for it.

Hope this helps,

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i was on my computer (on aol) just doing nothing when suddenly i got the blue screen of death! i have not recently installed any hardware OR software, to my knowledge ...and now windows will not let me in - same blue screen every time. does anyone know what this is, and how i can possibly fix it on my own without having to pay a ton of money i don't have for a tech to come to me? a phone tech suggested it might be a spyware issue. if you think so, can you possibly recommend a program that i can buy on CD and is bootable (that i can run while booting up, since that is where the problem is occurring)? or just any ideas anyone has would be great! ...i am running windows xp on a dell system that's about 1.5 years old, i am sorry if i'm leaving out a lot of information - i want to give you more but i had to travel to this computer just so i could reach you guys and gals over the internet. any help you could give would be amazing! i will check back here tomorrow ...thank you so much for all the times you've helped me... princi*

A:Blue Screen "unmountable Boot Volume" ...please Help!

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A desktop PC with operating system Windows XP SP3 was running fine till yesterday. The desktop has a 120 GB Seagate hard disk which has 40GB primary boot partition C: and extended partitions D: and E: for data. All partitions are NTSC.

Yesterday, during booting process the blue screen was encountered with the error message Unmountable Boot Volume. The option of last known good settings did not work. Attempt to boot in safe mode also resulted in blue screen with the error message Unmountable Boot Volume

I booted the PC with a windows XP live CD. The Windows Explorer showed all three partitions --- however, while I could browse the partitions D and E .. the windows explorer froze (not responding) when I tried to browse the contents of boot partition C:

I launched the Disk Management utility, it showed C: drive as primary, active, healthy and 100 percent free. The utility reported the partition as RAW instead of NTSC.

I launched the free software Testdisk and performed the analysis. The software detected all partitions correctly and no problem was reported (such as invalid NTFS boot etc). The Testdisk reported C: drive as primary bootable. I was able to browse all directories of C: and back up my data with Testdisk.

Testdisk advanced utility reports the status of boot sector as OK and identical.

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I have 2 systems and the other is listed in my profile so here are this system's specs.

Intel e7200 cpu
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L Motherboard
4 gigs of ram
OCZ 120 gigabiyte SSD for OS
Seagate 1TB 7200rpm storage drive
Nvidia 9800 GT
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Windows 7 64 bit

I just upgraded this system with a new SSD and a clean install from Windows XP 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit. I do a lot of audio recording with this system. I use Sony Sound Forge 9 and Sony Vegas 10 for recording editing and CD production. I have always kept my computer recording settings at "What you hear" so that I can record multiple sounds from the line in with a turntable and the computer simultaneously. This has always worked flawlessly with XP.

After installing windows 7 and the latest drivers from Creative I set things up with "What You Hear" and at first things seemed all right. But then I went to record something in Sound Forge and I could not get the volume above -12 db. I also noticed that if I was playing a song in iTunes and stopped it there was a reverb or echo that faded after I hit stop.

I tried reinstalling the drivers. No help. Then I turned off "what you hear" and the echo was no longer there but the volume was still low.

Is this a Creative driver problem? Or is this possibly some other conflict that I can't seem to find? I am looking for other new cards that may be more compatable with windows 7 like the Asus Xonar DSX which is in my pr... Read more

A:Audigy 2 echo and low volume in "What You Hear" Windows 7 64 bit

I have a Sonar (X2 Version) studio. I don't use my PC's sound card (or a SoundBlaster) for recording, I have a Roland Octa-Capture and an MAudio Fastrack Ultra 8R that I use with Sonar (and I also have Pro Tools MP9 that I can use the Fastrack Ultra 8R with).

Do you have any "Sound Enhancements" enabled in the Creative/SoundBlaster options?

Also, sounds like some type of "audio return" (output back to input) that could be causing this. Some sound features are handled differently in Vista/Win 7. Try disabling the other recording devices (e.g. mic, line in) one at a time in the Sound Panel/Recording section to see if it makes any difference.

One other thought. Since you are using a separate sound card, The Realtek integrated (on the motheboard) audio must be disabled in the BIOS.

Finally, if you have installed EasyTune, uninstall it. My new recording system is using a Gigabyte Z77X UD5H motherboard and when I installed the Gigabyte drivers I also installed the EasyTune. I was getting some pops in Sonar when recording, I ran the DPC Latency Checker and it showed large Latency spikes. Thanks to a custom recording studio PC builder who knew about EasyTune causing this problem, he advised me to uninstall it. That fixed my clicks and latency problem.

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Some time over the last few weeks I lost the Speaker Volume control icon on my Taskbar (Normally on the right side near the digital clock). I don't know what I did to make it leave, but I was looking for it just the other day and realized it was gone! I went into my Control Panel to access the audio sliders, and when I checked the box to display the volume control icon on the Taskbar, a text box popped up telling me that I have to install it from my add/remove programs function. Well, I can not find the Volume Control icon function anywhere, including on my original Windows XP Professional installation CD. Can anyone tell me how I can re-install the speaker Volume Control icon on my Taskbar?


A:Lost "Volume Control" icon on Taskbar

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I typed into Command Prompt chkdsk /r, it told me that it cannot lock the drive, and asked if I wanted to run the utility on next reboot. I hit y to do so, I immediately restarted, and chkdsk took ONLY three seconds, it immediately bails out with "The Volume is clean." It did not run chkdsk at all! Even with a perfectly fine HDD, it should take WAY MORE than a few seconds to do a disk check. I tried to tell it to run again and the SAME thing happened on my Dell Optiplex 780. I Googled the problem but the ONLY results titled the problem were dodgy results, everything legit was unrelated results.

Anybody know what the problem is?

A:ChkDsk Will Not Run! Immediately bails on "Volume is clean"

Sylveon mate I always use the command prompt method run as admin see this
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2 see option 2

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Let start off saying I know what this folder is for (System Restore) and know how to typically get rid of the space it takes up (merely disable system restore). However, in this particular case, it's not working and need to figure out how to make Win 7 delete it.

In this particular situation this is an external hard drive that I hook up to other PCs quite often in transferring data and imaging PCs (I'm a PC tech). As such, the hard drive has accumulated quite a few restore points on it from these various systems. Disabling system restore from mine does not remove these other restore points.

Windows XP I remember would let me remove it if I took ownership of the files, Win 7 will not (although it does not kick back any error messages). So... how do I get rid of it? Or at the very least, the multiple restore points within?

Thank you.

Solved: See Schmik and alan10's posts on page 3, posts 22 and 24, respectively. Thank you both.

A:How to delete "System Volume Information" folder on Win 7

Quote: Originally Posted by FuryoftheStars


Let start off saying I know what this folder is for (System Restore) and know how to typically get rid of the space it takes up (merely disable system restore). However, in this particular case, it's not working and need to figure out how to make Win 7 delete it.

In this particular situation this is an external hard drive that I hook up to other PCs quite often in transferring data and imaging PCs (I'm a PC tech). As such, the hard drive has accumulated quite a few restore points on it from these various systems. Disabling system restore from mine does not remove these other restore points.

Windows XP I remember would let me remove it if I took ownership of the files, Win 7 will not (although it does not kick back any error messages). So... how do I get rid of it? Or at the very least, the multiple restore points within?

Thank you.

You need to disable system restore on the external hard drive. To do this, go to start, then right click on computer, then click properties. In the top left, there will be an option that says system protection. Click on that.nAfter that it will show all of the drives amd you will see a "yes" or a "no." Find the external hard drive, and if it says yes, click on configure. You can now turn off system resotre for that drive.

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I typed into Command Prompt chkdsk /r, it told me that it cannot lock the drive, and asked if I wanted to run the utility on next reboot. I hit y to do so, I immediately restarted, and chkdsk took ONLY three seconds, it immediately bails out with "The Volume is clean." It did not run chkdsk at all! Even with a perfectly fine HDD, it should take WAY MORE than a few seconds to do a disk check. I tried to tell it to run again and the SAME thing happened on my Dell Optiplex 780. I Googled the problem but the ONLY results titled the problem were dodgy results, everything legit was unrelated results.

Anybody know what the problem is?

A:ChkDsk Will Not Run! Immediately bails on "Volume is clean"

Sylveon mate I always use the command prompt method run as admin see this
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2 see option 2

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Hello,Igot 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 alreadyand unallocated.Anyone able to help?

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


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.


Best Regards
Dale Qiao

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Whenever I run Internet Explorer, my C: drive gets marked as "Dirty" and the drive gets checked on the next bootup sequence.

I have not been able to isolate where the problem is. I don't see any reports of nastiness after running MBAM or Avira AV, thought the system has been infected in the past.

Can anyone help?



A:"Volume is dirty" everytime I run Internet Explorer

One of my clients had this exact same problem. It took me forever to figure out. I imaged and replaced the hard drive but it didn't fix the problem.

The problem was that one of the Internet Explorer folders in their profile was corrupted. In this case it was the c:\documents and settings\username\local settings\application data\microsoft\internet explorer\recovery\active folder. Because the folder was corrupted, I was unable to delete it. I had to backup the entire drive and system state and exclude this directory in the backup. I then reformatted the drive, reinstalled windows and restored the backup. What a nightmare but it worked.

An easier solution may be to delete (or rename) and then recreate the profile. In this case, I couldn't delete the profile because of the corrupted directory.

Hope this helps!

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