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Unreachable Volume on Disk, What to do?

Question: Unreachable Volume on Disk, What to do?

My friend took his computer to Best Buy who ran the restore on it with his main files on a second drive. The drive is now ganked, but I'm working to recover the files if possible.

In Disk Management (XP Pro), I can see that there's a 37GB volume with 20Gb free (looks like his missing files). There's a second volume on the disk that's only 47 MB and it's Active (so I can access it, but there's nothing to speak of there).

The point is that if I click on the 37Gb volume, I can't seem to do anything with it. The only menu option available when I right click it is "Help". If I click the disk itself, I have the option to convert to a dynamic disk, but I don't want to do that without knowing what will happen to the data on there.

When I dig through the properties, I can see data on the 47MB disk, but not the 37 GB. Does anyone know what to do with this!!!?

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Preferred Solution: Unreachable Volume on Disk, What to do?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Unreachable Volume on Disk, What to do?

Oh, and the 37 GB says this:

37.22 GB NTFS
Healthy (EISA Configuration)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please Help.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

Answer:Volume Disk not showing in disk managment.

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


Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.9200

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

DISKPART> list volume

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


Leaving DiskPart...

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Question: Disk\\?\Volume

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Answer:Out of Disk Space- Volume D:

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

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Question: Disk Volume Errors

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

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

Files that help describe the problem:

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

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

Answer:Disk Volume Errors

It doesn't happen when my computer is using wireless

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My computer is only about 6 months old. I've been trying to install an iTunes update, but anytime I try I get an error message about being out of disk space. I had iTunes installed on my external hard drive, so I thought maybe if I moved it onto my computer it would work. Nope. I'm still getting the same annoying message. I've never had a problem installing iTunes updates before. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

Answer:Out of disk space on volume G

how big is your hard drive?how much space is set for the C: drive.?do you have seperate partitions?if your drive showing as full?you could check folder and search options/view/show hidden files and show system files, then you would see what is taking up all your space, it may just be hibernation files, backups, restore points, all of which you can adjust to take up less space or delete.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Question: Rename disk volume

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

Answer:Rename disk volume

Right-click on it, hit rename.

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Question: Wrong disk volume

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

Answer:Wrong disk volume

Try checking your IDE cable it might be damaged.

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Question: hard disk volume

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

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Win XP SP3.

On my second hdd I have 3 partitions, one of which I created to use
with TrueCrypt. This appears as Z: and it's just under 10GB.

It's worked fine for months, but suddenly I cannot access it, either
with TrueCrypt, or even with XPs disk management program to reformat
it (I suspect it will even prevent me from deleting it)! In both cases
I get an error message saying that the volume in use by some other
program, but I cannot find out what. I've excluded Z: from the real
time scanner in Avast, and also excluded it from my Genie Timeline
Backup monitoring (it was never in there anyway). The XP disc
management program reports the volume as healthy but full (presumably
because it's encrypted with TrueCrypt.

How can I find out what's using this volume?

I have a backup of the data that's in this volume, so don't mind
"taking a hammer to it" if necessary, although I'd really like to find out what's happened so that I can maybe trust using TrueCrypt again!

Thanks, David

Answer:Volume on disk not accessible

I would first start out bye doing the Read&Rum me first.To check to make sure there are no viruses.

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Question: disk volume errors

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

Answer:disk volume errors

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas most welcome


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after 10 minutes of laptop being on i get a bluescreen then reboots (windows 7 pro) i ran start up repair and looked at details and it says system volume on disk is corrupt ! it all boots up fine aswell. still boots up now lol. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT AS I AM FAIRLY NEW WITH LAPTOPS, THANKS IN ADVANCE. ( GOT ANOTHER PROBLEM, I UPDATED ADOBE FLASH PLAYER A FEW DAYS BACK TO 11.5 r502, AND ALL IT HAS DONE IS CRASHED EVERYTIME I TRY TO PLAY FARMVILLE 2 ON FACEBOOK, NOT ONLY FACEBOOK ITS EVERY GAME I TRY PLAY)

Answer:system volume on disk is corrupt

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ70 Notebook PC, upgraded from Vista to Windows 7.

This morning when I tried to start up windows I get a Windows Error Recovery message with two choices: Launch Startup Repair and Start Windows Normally.
With repair it starts loading windows files and then starts loading windows, but It gets interrupted and turn black with a mouse pointer. ctrl+alt+delete does not respond nor does sticky keys (5xshift).
When I start windows normally, It does load windows but gets interrupted again but this time with a blue screen what says Unmountable Disk Volume.

However, I am able to go into BIOS and advanced boot options.
I've tried Safe Mode but I get the blue screen with the UDV error again. I've tried using a bootable repair cd, it does respond but after loading the files I get the black screen again. I also done the hard disk self test which I failed saying to replace hard disk 1 but I passed the SMART test.
Is the hard disk completely broken or will I be able to safe my files on it?

Can anyone help me with this problem?

Answer:Unmountable Disk Volume and BSOD

If you have access to another computer, go to the website of the manufacturer of the hard drive and download a disk drive diagnostic test.Then burn as a bootable cd and run on the computer with the quetionable hard drive.

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Hello,I am having problems with Windows Vista and don't know what caused this.When I turn on the computer, it brings that loading image with the green bars and then it restarts right after that. It does the same thing when I try to login in Safe Mode.I ran System Repair many times, but it can't fix the problem. When I scroll all the way on the bottom of the report it says "system volume on disk is corrupt." I've also tried command prompt and have tried the following commandsFound these commands by searching on the net and thought might fix the problem so I gave it a shot and no luck.bootrec /rebuild - it didn't give me an option to types yes
then tried bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
ren C:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /rebuildbcdI took the hard drive out, and plugged it on my other computer's external USB device and backed up my files onto that computer.At last I gave up and though I should just do a fresh recovery, but I can't because I can't find the CD-Key. I checked everywhere for the CD-Key -- on the computer, to the CDs that came with the computer, and all the paperwork and couldn't find it anywhere.So does anybody have a solution to fixing this OS, or how I can recover my CD-KEY at least with some program on a bootable CD?Thanks

Answer:System volume on disk is corrupt

hi,,, on your pc somewhere there is a little sticker with the os product key,,, its usually a blueish green and pink thing with barcodes on it and says Micro$oft on it,,, at the bottom it says product key then the key follows,,, try this,,,,,
also open start menu, right click on computer and click properties and scroll to the bottom of page,,, it says product id,,,
good luck.

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(Sorry for the spell)

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

Answer:Hard disk volume problem

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

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

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

hope this helps,

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I downloaded Office 2007 and then tried to download a game but received two errors. 1 that the disk could not be read and the 2 please insert volume office12 into drive d: Does anyone know any fixes to this? I run windows xp service pack 2

Answer:No disk and wrong volume error

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iv tried so much already and i haven't found the solution but im getting more information.

my asus g60vx had windows 7 pre installed and i installed windows 8 it had crashes and now it doesnt want to boot so i tried to install windows 7 again but the disk wouldnt show and i tried to re install windows 8 and it shows up but now i go to try and format it in diskpart but it says it has no volume i already completely wiped the hdd since its 298/298 when i "list disk". here are the details on the disk

detail disk

Disk Id: 00000000
Type: SATA
Status: Online
Path: 0
Target: 0
LUN Id: 0
Location Path: PCIROOT<0>#PCI<1F02>#ATA<C00T00L00>
Current Read-only state: No
Read-only: No
Boot Disk: No
Pagefile disk: No
Hibernation File disk: No
Crashdump Disk: No
Clustered Disk: No

There is no volume.

It is really frustrating since this laptop is 10x better than my current pc and i need my laptop back, please any help is really appreciated

Answer:Disk partition has no volume (Annoying)

How did you completely wipe the disk?

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

It tells me this is volume\Device\ HarddiskVolume3

Question is, Which hard drive is that?

In disk manager I have the following

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

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

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

I need to Chkdsk the volume3.

Can anyone advise.....?

Thanks in advance..


Answer:Hard disk volume question

Hello Chris,

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

Hope this helps,

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I was dual-booting Ubuntu with Windows 10, but decided I no longer want Ubuntu on my SSD. I've deleted the contents of the partition, but I can't figure out how to extend the main partition to consume the extra unallocated space that was left behind after deleting the contents of the Ubuntu partition. Here are the steps I've taken:

1. Open Disk management
2. Right-click the volume I wish to extend

As you can see, the extend option is unavailable. I thought maybe I just need to delete the 77gb partition to restore the space to the main partition, but it gives me what seems like a pretty serious alert when I try to delete the 77gb partition:

3. Attempting to delete the 77gb partition to restore the 77gb to the main partition
Does this mean that I will no longer have access to the 77gb if I delete the partition? Is this some irreversible change, or am I misunderstanding the warning?

Answer:How can I extend the main volume of my disk?

Does this mean that I will no longer have access to the 77gb if I delete the partition? Is this some irreversible change, or am I misunderstanding the warning?

If you have no data in this partition then go ahead to delete it. Next, right click on C: drive->Extend Volume. 77GB will be merged into C.

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tried chkdsk with /f says it cant due to write protection,
bootrec /fixboot and fixmbr, although rebuildBCD said i had no windows installs.
currently at the cmd for the auto repair stuff, if i reboot it takes 30 mins to go to the auto repair menu. soo ye help

EDIT: i also have no cd rom xd its broken

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My WDC 600 GB HDD is identified by DISKPART :- UNIQUEID as

Disk ID: 000FA830Click to expand...

Please tell me, where is that ID written - on the rotating platter that all versions of Windows and Linux etc can read, or is it a figment of the imagination of Windows 7 ?

My system partition C:\ is identified by MOUNTVOL as

C:\Click to expand...

Please tell me, where is that ID written - on the rotating platter that all versions of Windows and Linux etc can read, or is it a figment of the imagination of Windows 7 ?

My WDC 600 GB HDD is OFFLINE because I used Windows Disk Management to Write Protect RAW Data and "Unallocated Space".
Please tell me, where is that status written - on the rotating platter, in the WDC internal Disk Controller, or in the Windows registry etc.

I really wish I did not need to know the above - but I do.

I wish to know in advance the nature of my next WDC Secondary HDD disaster,
what will happen when I restore a Macrium Partition Image backup of my Primary SSD partition C:\ in which Windows knew the WDC Secondary HDD as being
and an identity of the form

Disk ID: baf784e7-6bbd-4cfb-aaac-e86c96e166eeClick to expand...

To cancel sundry installation changes since that image backup was created I wish to restore the image backup,
but I am afraid this might put the WDC back ONLINE and possibly change the WDC partitions yet again.
I have not yet exh... Read more

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I found this under Windows Log in Computer managemant. This error occurs after every reboot.
"The file system structire on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume \Device\Harddisk\VolumeShadowCopy1"
I get this for copy 1, 2, 3, 7,etc. Is this in my setup or have I left something off? I did some searching but found nothing that matched up as I have it.

Answer:Disk Corrupt Shadow Volume????

Delete a shadow copy: File and Storage Services

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I installed Windows 7 after two days of installation capacity of 39 gb hdd is.
What do you capacity be true?

Answer:After instalation windows 7 volume on the disk is 39 GB

Windows alone takes up around 20 GB.

As I understand it, your C drive is using 39 GB and you have about 20 programs installed.

Your system specs say you have 3 GB of RAM. Is that correct?

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

How large are these folders?


C:\Program Files

C:\Program Files (x86)

How much space do you have devoted to System Restore?

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im getting a message to solve pc problem how do i fix the disk volume errors on my windows 7 professional hp laptop? it tells me to reboot ,im guessing thats restore computer to a earlier time? idk.. can some one help me with this. thx

Answer:disk volume error problem

the second problem im having is i'm having problems with my jd199d hanns g monitor. the main menu analog box keeps popping in and out very frustrating...can someone help me me fix this problem thx?


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I have tried 3 times to shedule a disk check on Local Disk C.It will not start, I just receive the messagecannot open volume for checking disk.I am using Windows XP home edition and AOL ISP.

Answer:XP Cannot Open Volume for Checking Disk

It's under research! click here

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Hello friends need a help, i've 2 partitions (volumes) of my hard disk (C and D, but only C: volume is being displayed in My Computer. I checked Disk Management i shows 2 volumes (both C and D)...Please tell the way to display another (D volume in My Computer.

Answer:My 2nd Disk Volume not being displayed in My Computer

Is "D:" regular partition with data on it or maybe windows backup or something like that ? Can you post a picture of Disk Management ?

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Dear Sir

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

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

Thanx. .

Answer:Hard Disk Unmounted Volume

arvind_ncs said:

Dear Sir

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

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

Thanx. .Click to expand...

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

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Hello.I got sort of problem as a mysticism with hard drive. It seems I feel the reasons. I did a several unsuccessful torrent downloads which ones was abruptly ended without an plan and warnings. It not very awful by itself but pity is that now disc are slowing boots and workout programs badly. Pentium 1.4, RAM 640, HDD 40. Also those torrent files occupy 2MG regardless I deleted all setups and visible downloads. What happened? If it possibly? Where I need to find stolen storage and how? Thankful for support.

Answer: Disk volume increased but hidden

Given the coincident issue arising when involved with torrent downloads my recommendation would be for you to repost on the virus/malware forum and abide by the instructions of the experts there.truenorth

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Hi all, my English isn't so good, so i'm sorry.
one of my disk split to 2 volume, when I try to extend the volumes in disk management, I had error "there is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation".
What can I do

Answer:Can't extend volume in disk management..

Hello danorgad mate just so I have it right you want to use that unallocated partition?

My other query is I see there are two OEM partitions (top and second drives in list) what is that all about??

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So just a while ago i booted up my pc and i got a disk check notice, no problem, so i let it check it and it gives me the volume check error, so i use a startup repair to see what went wrong and it says that my disk volume is corrupted, so im pretty much screwed for using disk check now, if there is any fix please tell me asap.

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

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

Answer:Volume/Hard Disk Partiton

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

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

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I will try to make it simple. I installed windows 7 from an external hdd by making a partion active.

install went through fine. but the problem is. the external hdd that i installed from became the system partion under disk management, and now i cant boot to os without having my external hdd connected.

How can i move the system files. bcd files onto my os hdd.

I had the same problem earlier but forgot the fix. It was some commands from bcdedit or bcdsomething.

Answer:need to change my system volume to another disk

Boot Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, open a Command Line to mark Win7 partition Active using DISKPART Commands given here: Partition - Mark as Active

Next using the same steps as above, mark the external HD Inactive.

Now power down, unplug external HD, set Win7 as first HD to boot in BIOS setup if not already, then boot back into DVD/repair CD, accept any offered repair. When this fails to start Win7, boot back in again to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums.URL

System Repair Disc - Create

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Hye all!

I ran into this little annoying problem with Windows Vista. I am using Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2. I have also recently started using Acronis True Image Home 2011. Currently I am trying out the feature that lets me mount a disk drive or disk volume image and use it as if it is a regular physical disk drive.

I have a volume image backup I made earlier. It's named 'Windows system volume C backup.tib'. As the name suggests, this is a full backup of my system volume C.

But if I mount it and assign some drive letter to it, and then try to browse it, I get a prompt from Windows Vista, telling me that I don't have permission or something like that.

You currently don't have permission rights to use this folder.

Click on Continue to access this folder.Click to expand...

That's loosely translated from Swedish, but you get the idea.

If I click on Continue it allows me to view the contents of the folder anyway. So why is it telling me this anyway?

I have well over 5000 folders in my users folder. I won't browse through them all, but I would really appreciate if I could get rid of these prompts. I was thinking, maybe I need to take ownership of that mounted disk volume? Any other ideas?

How do you actually take ownership of a disk volume or a disk drive? I have done this once or twice in the past, when I needed to. But I don't seem to remember how I did it. I think I had a context menu option of some sort so I would... Read more

Answer:How to take ownership of a mounted disk volume?

Right click on the folder, choose Properties, Security tab, Advanced button, Owner tab, Edit button.

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Hi There,

I have problem with my disk drive,I am using dell studio 1555.I have intel core 2 due 2.2Ghz,toshiba hard drive 500GB,
I was trying to install Ubuntu with Window-7,but when i am defining partition it crashes,and now my window is also not working.I have checked my hard drive its all right and passes all test.
NOw if i am trying to install window then there is no drive is shown and give "no drive shown.please choose a mass storage driver for drive. " and in repairing it shows "volume information corrupted.
Please help........

Answer:Solved: disk volume corrupted

You will probably need to wipe the partitions from the drive before you can reinstall. Use WUBI for Ubuntu and then you won't need to change real partitions.

Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.

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New to the site and I'm looking forward to learning a lot. I have an Asus k5e3 laptop and lately it has been giving me the Windows Error Recovery system did not shut down properly. I did the repair option and it said the problem was "system volume on disk is corrupt" Researched it and I guess my hard drive is about to die. My question is when i replace it, can i use the recovery disks for my laptop or will i have to buy Windows 7 again. Any help will be greatly appreciated. 


Answer:system volume on disk is corrupt

Hi sassenach01 You can use the Recovery disks that came with your laptop to reinstall Windows on a new hard drive. However, are you sure that your hard drive is failing? We could check it together and see if it is or not. The "System Volume Information" folder is where system restore points are kept, maybe they are just corrupted and needs to be deleted. In order to delete them, right-click on Computer and select Properties. From there, click on Advanced System Settings in the left pane and click on the System Protection tab. Click on the Configure... button followed by the Delete one at the bottom of the window to delete every restore points present on the system. Once this is done, let's check the health of the drive.Please download GSmartControl and save it to your Desktop.Extract to a folder, double-click on gsmartcontrol.exeA list of hard drives will appear, single-click each disk to see Drive Information and identify your drivenote: most machines will only have one or two entries, but an easy way to identify your drive is by its size.Double-click on the hard drive to see detailed Device InformationClick on the Attributes tab, do you see any red or pink entries like the ones below? Please list the names in your next reply if there are any.Click on the Perform Tests tabSelect Extended Self-Test and click Executenote: this test can take several hours to runAllow the test to complete, the results will be displayed at the bottomPlease post the r... Read more

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Hello i have tried everything to get my desktop working. I start the machine it starts the acer page, then pool something succesful then black screen. Have managed to get recovery up 2 out of about 100 times, tried restore, cannot restore needs c windows, tried command prompt chkdsk\f\r, cannot run something in use, run on startup. Tried system diagnostics with tells me the system is corrupt. Started with load keyboard, then pick operating system, nothing showing, load drivers dont know which one so clicked next which gave the above choices. Downloaded a hard drive test cd, comp say disk boot failure, insert system disk. Partitioned drive, i backed up onto the d drive a few months ago, tried alt & F10 which gives me the option of factory settings but would this mead i lose everything on the comp. Any help would great. Thank you

Answer:system volume on disk corrupt

option of factory settings but would this mead i lose everything on the compyesWhat operating system?

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

Thank You

Answer:local disk unlabelled volume

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

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

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i was shrink 80 from 130 gb Partition but when iam going to make new volume from Unallocated disk iam getting this
Please help me how can i fix this and what is the problem ?

Answer:When making new volume from Unallocated disk I'm getting this

Which partition are you trying to shrink ? D or E ? It looks as if you only have the 100 MB unallocated space there. Don`t mess with it.

Can you give us a shot of disk mgmt b4 you attempt anything ?

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

Thank You

Answer:local disk unlabelled volume

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

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

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I just installed a use hard drive that had 2 partitions on it. This is an extra drive for data or backups. I am running a PC with Windows7 Professional. When I go to Computer management and then Storage, Disk Management, I show one partition healthy (Primary Partition). There is a 199 GB Unallocated partition that I want to format and create a usable partition but when I right click on it, there are a bunch of greyed out options such as: New Simple, New Spanned, New Striped, etc.How can I utilize this 199 GB of disk space? When I right click into the 80 GB healthy partition that I want to extend the volume but when I try, I get An unexpected layout change occurred external to the volume manager. I need help.srloren

Answer:Cannot extend volume in Win 7 Disk Management

Your description of adding a drive and then describing the partitioning is a bit confusing. You state you have two drives but you talk of only one.Sounds like you are saying you have one drive that has a primary partition and unallocated space.Make sure every disk is valid by running chkdsk /r on every partition. Then please clarify what you seeAnswers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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This is my issue...I have a Toshiba Satellite L3550, AMD TurionX2 64, Vista Home Premium.

I woke up yesterday morning and got a "Windows Error Recovery" Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or sofware change might be the cause.....I tried both "Launch Startup Repair" and "Start Windows Normally" and neither have done anything.

So I tried doing the "Launch Startup Repair" , its asks for a keyboard layout - selected US and hit "NEXT". From there it takes me to (after a few minutes) System Recovery Options - "select an operating system to repair and click Next." But nothing populates in the box. It states at the bottom that "If you do not see your operating system listed, click Load Drivers to load drivers for your hard disks." When I click "Load Drivers" I get a message to insert the installation media for the device and click OK to select the driver. I don't have any disks, will have to search hard to possibly find it. So I instead click the "Next" button...This brings me to several options: Startup Repair (I did this 2x so far, 1st taking 3 hrs) with no success, System Restore (I have no backup point to restore it to), Windows Complete PC Restore, Windows Memore Diagnostic Tool (this is where I found the error stating "System volume on disk is corrupt"), Command Prompt and TOSHIBA Recovery Wizard.

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Hi everyone. Here's a complex problem.

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

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

What I did next:
Installed Windows 7 on a spare hard drive, and attached the bad HDD as secondary. All my data was found to be safe. Except for the partition which is supposed to be the Windows partition. It is not getting recognized as a readable partition. Windows sees it as 'raw' partition, unformatted. Of course, I won't format it.
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Answer:System Volume on Disk is Corrupt

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

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

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

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I sometimes come across computers where Disk Management is unable to shrink the system partition as much I as would like. (This seems to be mainly on computers that have been in use for a while. New computers are not generally a problem).

Are there any workarounds or free partitioning software that will do what Disk Management cannot do in these instances?


Answer:Disk Management cannot shrink volume enough

Quote: Originally Posted by Vincenzo

I sometimes come across computers where Disk Management is unable to shrink the system partition as much I as would like. (This seems to be mainly on computers that have been in use for a while. New computers are not generally a problem).

Are there any workarounds or free partitioning software that will do what Disk Management cannot do in these instances?


Give this a try. A lot of folks here use it. BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.

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I ran check disk today, and when it was finished, it says the volume is clean. What does this mean? I've never seen this screen before when I run check disk. The same "volume is clean" message appeared once before, but I didn't tell check disk to run. I assumed it had to do with the dual boot I had(Linux/Windows). Is this a bad thing for my hard drive?

Answer:Check Disk Says Volume is Clean

It's an indicator that all is well (no errors on the disk) but it's weird that you're seeing it for the first time, if you didn't do anything different.

Maybe the effect of one of those automatic windows "fixes" ?

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Do anyone know where the removable disk volume label saved? on the removable disk or local disk? sometimes my removable disk connntected to other PCs, the volume label can be show also, that means that the volume label saved on the removable disk, is it? which file? thank you.

Answer:Where the removable disk volume label?

The volume label is written to the device/drive. I don't think it's stored in a file that you can easily edit though. I believe its stored in the master boot record and i wouldn't go messing around in there.

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Please help. Ten days ago my computer froze. When I restarted, I got a message saying something about local disk E: is 'dirty'. Can't remember specifics but 3 separate verification scans all said 'OK' and system started. After 2 more crashes in same day, I disabled 2nd hard drive and haven't had a problem.

yesterday I enabled E: drive to get Belarc Advisor report but system wouldn't start at all

I am using a Dell desktop
- Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

E: drive is 2nd internal hard drive used for media storage and playback. (western digital 640GB)
All files were scanned with Avira and Superantispyware (both free editions) before moving to E: drive. I also scanned entire drive with both before i disabled the first warnings.

I have Belarc Advisor report for C: drive but E: drive is now sitting on my desk. If I can get a list of specific information you need, I should be able to find it.

Please speak slowly as I'm new to this. :)

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I am trying to clean up a messy disk configuration by deleting two volumes from a disk and then extending the C: drive to occupy the entire disk.
I have deleted the first volume successfully but when I try to delete Vol E I get the error message that "The partition Vol E (E:) Simple Volume is currently in use."

At one stage there was music and video on there but that is long gone.

I can't figure out what is trying to use Vol E. How do I go about tracking down what is looking at it?

Any guidance would be useful.


Answer:Cannot delete volume in disk management. The partition is in use...

You're looking to delete it anyway, and I get the impression you've emptied that volume to add it to C.
So, don't worry about what may be trying to use it.

Just force the deletion, and go about with what you want to do.

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I know that partitioning can be done from the vista restore disk, but is it possible to shrink the volume of the C drive from the restore disk?

Answer:Possible skrink volume from vista restore disk?

i don't think it is possible from the disk i know you can inside vista

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Computer: Laptop HP Pavilion, 2017
system: windows 10, 64-bit

Please, could any one learn me How I can extend C partition of Disk 0 by that Unallocated 626.06 GB of Disk 1? (see attached please)
thank you

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I have many volumes and on each of them there is a recycle bin. Can deleted file be in recyle bin on another disk, volume? For example if reserve space for Recycle Bin on this volume is over. Or each Recycle bin is only for it's volume?

Answer:Can deleted file be in recyle bin on another disk, volume?

Hello userwin,

Each volume has it's own hidden protected OS $Recycle.bin file that stores deleted items from only that volume. One volume cannot have it's $Recycle.bin file on a different volume. It must be on itself.

When you open the Recycle Bin, it lets you see all the deleted items from the $Recycle.bin files from each volume there much like a library does with included folders.

If you like, you can change the storage size of the recycle bin for each volume to fit your needs if free space is available to do so.

Recycle Bin storage size

Hope this helps,

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sorry if this is the wrong place to post

I am trying to create a new volume using the new simple volume wizard as I have 232.88gb unallocated which I wish to make useable however no matter what amount I enter into "simple volume size" It will state at the end that there is not enough space on the disk. when in the wizard the maximum disk mb says 238463mb which is higher than the unallocated amount

Answer:win 10 disk management failing to create new volume

Can you post a screenshot? What amount are you entering? Are you entering the number in GB or MB? You should be able to just accept the default maximum in the wizard.

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I was setting up a Win7 new build with an Asus P8B75-V and an SSD. Although I previously have done clean installs with UEFI motherboards and SSDs, this time the install DVD created a GPT volume on the boot disk (much to my surprise and which I discovered opnly after loading all the apps, moving the email, etc, etc.).

Knowing a lot more about basic MBR volumes (and how to fix problems), I would like to convert the GPT to a basic volume. I have Acronis DiskDIrector 11 which can convert the GPT to MBR, but when I tried that, it rendered the disk unbootable. (The conversion resulted in a 124MB unallocated space, followed by a 100MB FAT32 volume (!?!?!), and then the rest of the drive as NTFS.)

Is there a way to convert a boot disk from GPT to basic and have it be bootable? Is there anything that can be done with the converted HD to make it bootable?

Answer:Can a GPT boot disk be converted to a basic volume?

Update re: Disk Director 11. According to Acronis, "DD11 does not support EFI." The EaseUS software which claims to have the option on converting partitions from GPT to MBR does not seem to actually have that option and the menus on the web do not match the (most recent) downloaded version. I am concluding that it cannot be done. (Sigh)

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My dad asked me to have a look at his laptop as it will not boot.

It seems something is corrupt, when booting it will sometimes get to the splash screen but then stays there for ever as if caught in a loop (hard reboot only option), other times it will attempt the 'startup repair', but this again just runs for ever without finishing (left it for over 5 hours!!).

After cancelling the repair process I managed to get on to the 'system recovery options'. Startup repair does not work, no system restore points have been made! No system image to use, memory diagnostic checked out fine.

I did manage to get a diagnosis report up (can't remember how I did it) and at the bottom of the report was this message:



Not sure what to do now. I was thinking using a W7 disc to somehow repair the system volume (if that is possible), however although I have managed to get hold of a W7 disc off a friend it is a 64bit disc and I have no idea whether the laptop is 32bit or 64bit, how can I check this. I have searched for the specs and havent found a definitive answer.

Acer Aspire 5542
3G Ram

I also have the X15-xxxxx number as I read this can tell me what OS version it is, but it didn't seem to help.

Anyway, hope someone can give some advice, I will be back at my Dads house tomorrow, so if you need any more info I will get that then.

Answer:[SOLVED] System volume on disk is corrupt

Hi the user manual should provide some info
specs also Acer Aspire 5542-5547 Overview & Specs - Laptops - CNET Reviews
and this should help with the other issue How To Write a New Partition Boot Sector in Windows 7, 8, or Vista

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Recently, when I plug in my iPod and try to disconnect it in iTunes a svchost.exe no disk error pops up. Sometimes after I click Cancel, a svchost.exe wrong volume error follows. I can't disconnect it by pulling out the cable because my iPod is still 'loading' things, and I don't want to damage it. So I disconnect it with Safely Remove Hardware.

I've tried resetting my iPod and reinstalling iTunes. Nothing worked for this, and frankly this is very frustrating.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:svchost.exe no disk, wrong volume iPod

What version of iTunes are you using?

Have yiu tried downloading a new iTunes and installing it?

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when I tried to extend the Hard disk volume D to an unallocated disk space, I got the error
message. I am susing Window 10 and can you suggest some solution pease

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I am having an issue with my Windows 10 Pro on a Dell Optiplex 780 machine where every time I open a Windows Explorer window, doesn't matter what directory, I get the following error message: "Please insert the last disk of the multi-volume set and click OK to continue" I have not installed anything that has a multi-volume set or anything. In fact I have never even installed anything from the CD Drive or a flash drive except Windows 7 back in February and I upgraded to the Free Upgrade to Windows 10 back in May or June when it was still available.

Does anybody know what the problem could be?

Answer:Please insert the last disk of the multi-volume set and click OK to co

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Check List last 10 event viewer log, List installed programs, Users, partitions and Memory Size. Run then paste the output from the text file to a reply on here.

When you get the information posted, one of the MVP's will look at it and tell you what is next.

You are correct that this is strange. Could be one of your programs. Worst case scenario is do a Clean Install of Windows 10, which we do not want to do yet.

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Hello, i can not select extend volume as it is grayed out. im wanting to extend my windows 7 partition into the unallocated space to the right of it, but cant. i also have a small 30mb partition left over im wanting to extend the xp partition into it, this is also grayed out. please help.

Answer:Disk Management - Cannot Extend Volume - Grayed out

Hi there,
If you want to extend volume, you should make sure there is no partition between the original partition and free space (PS: it will not work if the free space is in "Extended partition"). Attached a simple screenshot in my test machine:
If you have dual-boot Windows XP and Windows 7, I suggest you create new partition with left free space and mount this partition as a folder to XP (or Windows 7 ) partition which is quite easy.
What do you think about it?

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Today I was in Disk Management and accidentally removed Volume K: which was my external Seagate Hard Drive. I meant to re format and delete the files but not delete the acutal volume.

I now cannot see my drive K: when I go into My Computer, but it is their in device manager, when I plug it in an out, i get the noise, but I just cant access it, so I did a system restore to a few days ago, but no look its still gone, i actually am not worried about the files on it, I just wanted to be able to use it again.

I am using Vista Home.



Answer:Accidentally deleted volume under disk management

You should be able to go back into Disk Management to re-initialize and reformat the drive. With the Disk Management window open, look down at the list where the individual drives are listed in bold print (it should list Disk 0, Disk 1, the CD drives, etc). The drive in question should be listed; right click on the bold print for the drive and choose initialize. Once that is done, you should be able to partition and format as usual.

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hi gueys I when i clik on D:\ opend a box message " do you want format disk " when i cliek on cancel , it wase a ppeare a message " D:\ is not accessible " please help me , because i have meany type of infromation on D:\ , My be i will be fire in my jobe ...

Answer:can not open hard disk message the volume dos

I English a second language for you? If not, then how about using spell check.Look at the D drive in Disk Management and post back all that is listed for it there.

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Hi, my volume icon is gone and i tryed to add it back again in the "control panel" and "Sound and Audio" ECT. My pc is a Compac Sempron Running xp sp2. I have a partioned hard drive as recovery and not the xp cd. im not sure how to use the recovery and if it might delete my stuff. I have no sndvol32 file in system32 so im not sure where to get this file.

Answer:Solved: Volume tool Missing: No XP disk

Sndvol32.exe download link:

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im trying to create a new simple volume in unallocated hard disk but it keeps indicating "An unexpected layout change occurred external to the volume manager. " what may be the problem?

Answer:how do i create a new simple volume from unallocated disk?

Make sure nothing is running in the background which is writing to the disk and interfering with Disk Management.

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I have been running bootcamp on my IMac for quite some time now, and I've began to run out of space on my C: drive. I have shrunk the size of my Mac OS partition, however I cannot extend the Windows 7 partition into the free space. I would prefer to do this without external programs, as I have had trouble with them before.
Also, here is an image of the Disk management window when I try to get it to extend.

Answer:Cannot Extend Volume In Disk Management On Bootcamp

Welcome to the forum,

Unfortunately you will have to resort to a third party program because windows disk manager won't let you extend to the left.

The partition wizard bootable CD is a good choice,

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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So I have a large HDD which I have been juggling some information on. I am now left with a 500gb partition with all my data, and 1TB of free, unallocated space. However when I now try to expand this volume to use all the unallocated space, Windows disk manager only let's me do so if I create a dynamic volume, which I don't want. So is there any way around this, or any idea what might be causing it?

Answer:Can't expand volume without creating dynamic disk

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Don't accept dynamic, whatever you do.

It sounds like you need to create an extended partition.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

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I have had the strangest problem on a few different computers where the computer just won't automatically detect a CD in the drive! And it isn't a problem with the CD drive because I have attached multiple different CD/DVDRW drives to my computer through both USB and Firewire with absolutely no difference. The only thing I have found to work is reformatting my computer but I am sure there is a better solution.

The solution I have found for fixing this problem is by manually telling the computer to populate the specified CD drive. That should not have to happen.... But if I don't do this then my computer thinks the drive is empty and returns the error "Please insert a disk into drive G:.". Anyway, the solution I have found is as follows:
1. Right click one of your CD drives in the "My Computer" folder
2. Click "Properties"
3. Click the "Hardware" tab
4. Click the disk drive that you want the computer to populate
5. Click "Properties"
6. Click "Volumes"
7. Click "Populate"

And then it works. I have been doing that since about 2 months after my last reformat. It is quite annoying but I never got around to finding out what was wrong with my computer.

Computer Stats:
Windows XP Pro
Dell Dimension 2400
1.25gb RAM
300GB HD (1 40gb HD, 1 60GB HD, and 1 200GB HD)
256MB Video Card

Answer:Computer not automatically populating disk volume

Try this

Locate and click the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider
On the Edit menu (toolbar at top), click Permissions .

Click the registry key for the user that is currently logged on and ensure that Read and Full Control are both set to Allow .

Click the Advanced button, ensure that the user that is currently logged on is selected, that Full Control is listed in the Permissions column, and that This Key and Subkeys is listed in the Apply to column.

Click to select the Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects check box.

Click Apply , and then click Yes when you receive a prompt to continue.

Click OK , and then click OK again

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Hi. I've been using the ultimate boot cd(ubcd) to do partitioning. I'm using ranish to do the partitioning. But there doesn't seem to be an option to let you assign labels to the volumes. How should I do this? Are there other utilities on the disk that will let me do this?


Answer:create volume labels from boot disk

spanky said:

Hi. I've been using the ultimate boot cd(ubcd) to do partitioning. I'm using ranish to do the partitioning. But there doesn't seem to be an option to let you assign labels to the volumes. How should I do this? Are there other utilities on the disk that will let me do this?

thanks.Click to expand...

Under XP you can do Start >run > cmd > enter> at the prompt enter> label >enter then label the drive that way.

I did it and got this in a DOS box

Volume in drive C is ididmyc600
Volume Serial Number is 5CD6-3AB2

Directory of C:\

As doing it from the disk pass, I used this a few times but never investigated it fully.


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I'm not sure if this happened with 5.55, but with 5.56, when I hit the volume up or down on my keyboard to turn the sound down for everything, it turns down winamp's volume bar too. Sometimes I can move winamp's volume bar up and down and it won't even be working. What causes this? It's pretty annoying for the music to turn down twice as fast or winamp's volume bar to not even work at all.EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

Answer:Volume keys turning down computer volume and winamp volume at the same time?


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Question: NAS unreachable


I have a NAS, accessible via locally. The problem is : I can't see it under Windows. In Linux I can see it under network tab

I try to access it with \\ in My Computer but doesn't work too

Any ideas ?

Thanks in advance

Answer:NAS unreachable

Hi nathan30

Did this just recently start?

Is this a new device or new install?

Is your computer connected wirelessly and is the network set to private? (not public).

Could you fill out system specs please.

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Hello all,

I'm a bit of a lurker on this forum as I'm generally not experienced enough to offer advice, but can always rely on this forum to already have already answered any questions I may need to ask. So, as this is my first post in awhile (possibly ever), I wanted to first say thank you for being an amazing forum and community of experts. You have no idea how much I've learned from

I have finally found myself in a bit of a pinch that I cannot find my way out of with guidance from tutorials or previously asked questions. I'm just gonna dive right into, so thank you ahead of time for putting up with my long-windedness/rambling:

I'm running my Win7 OS from a 40GB solid state disk (C:/), with all my other files going to my 500GB disk (E. I was attempting to partition the E: drive in order to dual boot Ubuntu Studio on it. Ran into issues while doing so and made several attempts from several different methods to get it to successfully partition. Finally, after awhile I managed to up about 90GB as the Linux "Ext4" filesystem, leaving the remaining 410GB alone. However, in the multiple attempts to do this via GParted and Windows Disk Manager, it somehow managed to turn the large partition (410GB for Windows files) into a dynamic partition and no longer a basic. Never gave me any issues though until I successfully shrunk the disk and created the second partition of 90GB.

Anyway, after creating the 90GB linux partition from within the Ubuntu Se... Read more

Answer:PLEASE HELP- Dynamic Disk Showing Inactive/Volume with E:/ missing

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD version 4.2 which still allows free conversion from Dynamic to Basic. ISO - Windows Live

Convert to Basic as Dynamic is used to span a partition across multiple HD's. You should have been warned about this in Disk Mgmt.

Parted Magic is a dated XPired-era tool which is inferior to modern PW CD which we have used to help hundreds if not thousands of users successfully here since Win7 release.

If Win7 will not boot, make sure it's partition is marked Active then boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup REpair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts.

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I have 6 partitions on my hard drive. Under Disk Management, when I select a partition and then "Shrink" all but one shows the total capacity correctly, along with the amount to shrink and then the remaining that will be left. However on one partition, when selecting shrink, the total capacity is the sum of the total plus the free, and not just the total capacity. As such, I cannot shrink this volume without an error. The capacity is about 350GB with the free about 200GB. When I select shrink, the total of the volume shows 550GB instead of 350GB. The correct capacity of 350GB shows correctly on the Disk Management listing and boxes on the initial screen and also under Properties on the File Manager. It is only when selecting the shrink option that it shows 550GB.

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I am wanting to multi boot my laptop with my current version of vista and windows 7. i went into the control panel>system maintanance>administration tools>computer management>disk management. I have tried to 'shrink' the volume of the vista disk drive (:C). It, however it only allowing me to shrink it by a maximum 248MB, when I need at least 16GB. Can someone please assist me with how to increase the maximum limit i can decrease the volume by?

I am running,

Windows Vista Home basic, SP1, 32-bit.


Answer:Increasing maximum volume to decrease on a disk drive

Sounds like your hard drive is too full. You may need to delete stuff to free up space on your hard drive then it should allow you to shrink it more.

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I have 6 partitions on my hard drive. Under Disk Management, when I select a partition and then "Shrink" all but one shows the total capacity correctly, along with the amount to shrink and then the remaining that will be left. However on one partition, when selecting shrink, the total capacity is the sum of the total plus the free, and not just the total capacity. As such, I cannot shrink this volume without an error. The capacity is about 350GB with the free about 200GB. When I select shrink, the total of the volume shows 550GB instead of 350GB. The correct capacity of 350GB shows correctly on the Disk Management listing and boxes on the initial screen and also under Properties on the File Manager. It is only when selecting the shrink option that it shows 550GB.

Answer:Disk Management Shrink Volume wrong capacity

I would suggest some sort of fixmbr command that won't reformat the drive. Maybe other people have more suggestions on how to do it without it erasing files from your drive.

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hi my name is cjhafeman,

i was copy pasting files into a compressed file folder on my usb, and the windows suddenly quit out, i already had files saved under that folder, and now when i try to open the folder i keep getting this error message, is there anyway i can get these files back?

if you have any ideas, or suggestions please get back to me via email ([email protected]) or this forum


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I am a new user of Vista Home Premium.  I just purchased an HP Pavilion m8200n desktop.
Periodically, upon startup, my disk drive gets beat to death.  When disk activity finally ceases, I find a large file in "C:\System Volume Information\".  The latest instance (just a few minutes ago) was 4GB in size.
From searching the internet, I have found others experience the same thing, but so far I haven't seen a cause identified.  Some have suggested turning of the indexing service: Windows Search.  I did.  I still experience the problem.
Any help would be appreciated, either an outright identification of the problem or suggestions on how to isolate what is causing it.

Answer:High disk activity (System Volume Information)

I have finally gotten around to doing some further research into this.  As PanThe1st states, the high disk activity (in my case) is related to the Restore Point creation.  Apparently there are a number of ways that Restore Points can be created. 
The most annoying one (the one beating my hard drive to death on a daily basis) is the System Checkpoint Restore Point.  Creation of the System Checkpoint Restore Point is controlled by a scheduled task: SystemRestore/SR.  Disabling the task resolved the problem for me.
Restore Points are still created automatically when certain activities like Windows Update are performed.  I don't mind those since I would create one manually anyway.
While I was in the Task Scheduler, I also disabled the Defrag/ScheduledDefrag task.

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Windows Disk Management utility has provided Extend / Shrink volume support. I got to know that FSCTL_SHRINK_VOLUME ioctl and other APIs are provided for supporting shrink volume feature.

I am interested to know what support is provided by File system driver and other storage modules to achieve shrink volume feature.

Actually Linux does not have support for online shrink volume.
So interested to know what are the support provided by Windows storage stack.

Please share your ideas and related links/documents.


Answer:Shrink volume support in Windows 7 Disk Management

the second pink box in the link explains a little bit about the restrictions of shrinking a volume: Partition or Volume - Shrink - Windows 7 Forums

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I am running several web servers with Windows Advanced Server 2000.  All are set up with 5 or more SCA SCSI disks in a RAID-5 array.  When setting them up a couple of years ago, I purchased disks in lots so I would have replacements.  A disk has finally failed, and I backed up the data, shut down the server, and replaced the disk.  Upon restart, I wrote the signature and marked the disk as dynamic.  However, when it's time to repair the volume, the "repair" option is not visible.  "Regenerate parity" does nothing, of course.  I've tried a few other identical disks, hoping that it's not just that the first new ones had a little less space than the one that failed.  The disks are all from the same lot, and I purchased them for just such a situation as this.  If I must always regerate the volume and restore from backup, then the only advantage to the W2K software RAID-5 seems to be that the unit stays up until I can take it offline and rebuild the thing.  I also tried DISKPART, but the "repair" command listed on the MS support site is not available in the version I obtained.It's been awhile since my limited training, but am I doing something stupid or just not getting it?  Following the written procedures doesn't seem to be working.  Is hardware RAID the only real solution to repair without a complete volume rebuild?Would an obviously larger disk be a worthy try?  The steps are pretty ... Read more

Answer:RAID-5 volume repair (failed disk member)

I don't think the issue is size here.  You are not seeing any error messages, are you?  What software are you using for the array?

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So basically, I’ve been an idiot with my laptop and I would really appreciate some advice on whether/how it is salvageable. Apologies for the length of this post. For information my machine is a Fujitsu Siemens Xi Amilo 3650, with Vista Home Premium.

I recently had problems with my machine that led to the hard drive needing to be wiped and Vista reinstalled (by a professional). I got the computer back and in my extreme foolishness I messed with the partitions. During the messing about I know I deleted any visible files in the data drive (D: ) including something called Bootsek.bak (I had googled this before deleting, and saw that it apparently was not important). I think I also changed the Active Partition to C: (the main drive), although I can’t remember if I changed this back.

I restarted the computer and a message came up saying “Bootmgr is missing. Press Alt+Ctrl+Del to restart”.

More foolishness: after seeing this message and restarting a couple of times without success I found my Fujitsu recovery disks that I burned when I first got the computer; I set the first one running before realising that I only had 3 out of the set of 4. I therefore didn’t continue after the first disk, and the current situation seems to be that my computer cannot access my c: at all.

When I allow my computer to start up as normal I get the message “Missing Operating System”.

I have a Vista recovery disk, and using the Startup Repair I am given error code 01xF, and Problem Signature... Read more

Answer:Solved: Big disk partition problems, corrupt volume?

Hi and welcome to TSG.

If it was a new installation and you have no data that you need to save then a format and full reinstall is probably the quickest and easiest option. You should be able to do this from the recovery discs (if you have them all). You may be able to get a CD from Fujitsu Siemens of you contact them, especially as you have 3 of the 4, just say that one has been damaged, they may even give you one for nothing, you never know unless you try

You could also but a new copy of vista with a new product key, however this may cost more than a nwe set of recovery discs (I don't know for sure). If you decided to go down that route, I would suggest upgrading to Windows 7 if the cost is feasible, its a lot better than Vista and a lot less resource hungry so should run better.

Personally, I wouldn't even bother trying to recover the existnig partitions etc. if there was nothing I needed, I would go for a straight reformat / reinstall.

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i am trying to extend or span a volume onto another disk. in disk management the extend option is grayed out and diskpart gives this error if i do it from command line: "the specified disks do not belong to the same pack."

how can i fix this?
as you can see from the picture it is grayed out. however, i can extend volume E without issues.

i converted Disk 1 to dynamic and tried again and got this error: "The volume requires contiguous disk extents."

anyway around this?

Answer:Cannot extend volume (span to different disk). Tired through GUI and diskpart cmd

I'm pretty sure that system/boot volumes require contiguous space.

In Server 2003, you can't even extend in a system/boot volume into contiguous space online. You have to take the machine down to do it. What OS is this?

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when i plug in my memory stick and do a search on it it say please insert the last disk of the multi-volume set and click ok whats gone wrong please

Answer:Memory stick -- insert last disk of multi-volume set?

it could be that the zip file is part of a lot more files. they are usually broken up into smaller parts to upload, and you need all of them to decompress the file.

or the file didnt completly transfer onto the USB drive, or has become currupted/damaged.

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Help! I have several months of work on a zip drive that I obviously did not copy properly. I need to recover the data on the stick and do not have access to my hard work on any computer anymore.

I hope someone can help me!

Thank you!

Please see screen shot of files on flash drive. All open with the exception of the one named SEGARI'S which is where my files are saved. Notice the seems something is in the folder?

Answer:Please insert the last disk of the Multi-Volume set and press ok to continue

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i am trying to load LOTRO via disk 1 and disk 2 that I purchased. When it prompts me to put in disk 2, I always get this error: The wrong volume is in the drive. Please insert disk 1. But, it won't take disk 1 again, and I cannot finish the download. HELP! This is a new computer with Vista Home premium

Answer:wrong volume error when running game disk

Hello bv4cincar,
Try this, create a folder on your desktop and copy all the files from both cd's into this folder, launch the install from the new folder, right click on the installer and run as admin, when it ask's for cd 2, point it to the new folder. Good luck and post your results.

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I am using two partitions on my Disk
C: Total Space 390 GB , Free Space: 215 GB

D: Total Space : 75 GB : Free Space: 13 GB

I run windows 7 through D Drive
Is it possible if I shrink almost 100 GB from C Drive which has 215 GB of Free space currently and add the same 100 GB to D Partition ?

Is it possible through Windows Disk Management or I have to use and install additional full version softwares Partition Magic or Paragon Manager?

I have tried few demo versions like Easus PM but for full functionality full Pro version is required.

Please suggest solution

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Hello, I have been having the following problem for over a week now. System maintenance tells me I should "attempt repairs of disk volume errors" because it detects disk volume errors, so I have to schedule a run of CHKDSK on startup. Upon completion, everything seems to be fine, yet system maintenance prompts me about the same problem every time - except when CHKDSK is scheduled. I was seeking solution for the problem and the general consensus on various forum threads was a clean reinstall which I would want to avoid if I can. Is there anything else to do...? Does this even mean that my HDD is failing?

Answer:System maintenance detects disk volume errors

Best thing is to determine the brand of the HDD/Hard Disk Drive, go to that maker's site and download then run their diagnostic.

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I just recently did a Windows 7 re install so I would have a clean slate when using a new raid setup. (LSI 9211-8i with (4) 2 TB WD Red) I am new to RAID's but everything seams to be working fine. I used 4, 2 TB WD Reds in a RAID 10 and got the expected 3.7 TB of space. I run my OS on a small 120 GB SSD and put all my user accounts on a different drive as shown here.

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

So to get back to the problem at hand, when I went to create a new simple volume initially to do this it would only allow me to put 2048 GB in a volume. Not a big deal because I though that I would be able to set up a new simple with the rest of it later. The problem that I'm wondering about is that now that it is all set up and running I can use the rest of the space. When I am in disk management and right click on the unallocated space everything is grayed out except for Properties and Help.

I'm not sure what to do about this . Although I don't need the s[ace right now I don't like the idea of 1.5 TB sitting there unusable. If I'm going to do something about this I would rather do it now than later.


Answer:Unable to create New Simple Volume of a 3.7 TB RAID disk

If you want to use more than 2.2GB, you have to convert the MBR disk to a GPT disk.

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Hello boys and girls,

Last night there was a power failure when one of my roommates wanted to use the toaster. I was working in XP at the moment. This had happened before and normally without any further problems XP would restart after. This time however, I get the blue screen with the unmountable boot volume message and it stops there. I've tried running safe mode or the last settings that worked but it just doesn't get passed the blue screen.

I've taken the PC to the store where I bought it and they checked the harddisk which turned out to be OK. They advised me to reboot with the XP cd and push R for repair in the DOS menu that appeared. I did so and then after a few seconds it comes op with a message saying I have to type "exit" at the C: prompt. The computer restarts, but without any changes to the described process...

However I am posting this message from the same computer! That's because I'm also running Win 98. By the time XP was introduced I was using some software that didn't run in XP, so I made two partitions on the harddisk. C was to run Win 98, F was to run XP. Win 98 is working fine, unfortunately I cannot access the F partition from here otherwise I would have managed to access al my files and burn them on CD. Because obviously my worst case scenario (also stated by the guys in the comp store) would be having to reinstall XP and losing all my files on the F station.

Who can help me prevent this worst case scenario..... Read more

Answer:Unmountable disk volume - XP fails to restart after powercut

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So my friends laptop has gotten the BSOD: With unbootable boot volume so it won't boot at all

It's a dell laptop Inspiron 32 bit. Windows 7

I have no idea how big hard-drive is or RAM.

SO first I tried to fix it with a windows 7 disk, but neither the Recovery or Install now options load, it just stays there the whole time never loading...

So now I tried a windows Xp disk and It will get to Setup is starting windows than crash.

"Technical information:
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
you think it's the Cd
Should I change SATA Operation To ATA? I'm still trying to contact him for the password...

Answer:BSOD: unbootable boot volume Can't recover through disk.

I would back up the data:


One way of backing up data is via Ubuntu. Ubuntu is completely free, and has the advantage that it can be run off a USB stick or a CD - saving you having to install it on your hard drive.

You can get it from here: Download | Ubuntu

Step #2 on that page shows you how to create the USB/CD.

Once you get it running - copy the data from your hard drive to an external drive. Do not copy to the Ubuntu drive as the data will not be saved on shutdown.

Then wipe the drive with Killdisk (double-check your backup first!!) and re-install Windows.

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I try to shrink my C: disk's volume but cannot find any option named "shrink volume" or something similar. What else can be done?

Answer:Shrinking disk volume on Windows XP Home Edition

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I successfully changed Volume ID of my local drive C, but there is needed also change of TIME(only ID was changed, and time is the same as earlier, used Mark Russinovich program). Very actual for me question - how can change Volume Creation Time without full format of hard disk. I am interested in any methods - registry, programs or smth else. Where this time is stored? And How can change it? It's needed to change this time to time when ID was changed.

It's really very needed as soon as possible. I would be very grateful for ANY information about this subject.

OS Windows XP

Thank you.

Answer:How to change local disk Volume Creation Time?

I am not sure is this is what you want but take a look.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Disk Volume Errors on my USB external hard drive

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

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