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Question: Error HDD partitions

I splited my HDD (Samsum 80GB SATA) into3 partitions (NTFS), WinxpSP2. Then I installed and removeed many different softwares, I access HDD with HirenBoot CD 8.0 by PQ Magic 8.5 . But have error, I can't see paritions which I created. (I want split more paritition for Linux). (Now, I only know a only way is format my HDD, but if I do so, I'll lost all data).Somebody help me?

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Preferred Solution: Error HDD partitions

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Answer: Error HDD partitions

did your make the partion then format it??? thats the only way i think you make the partaition then format the partition then you can use italso i recommend getting larger hard drive for XP2 if your making more than 3 partitions

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hi i have 2 partitions on my pc C: OS D: DATA
however it used to have a recovery partition (as far as im aware hidden on c)
for system restore (acer system restore)
which leads me to my query as i have recently performed a format and clean install of vista from retail media and have no need for acer system restore would it be ok to delete this partition/hidden partition and reclaim the HDD space.. and how best to proceed to safely do so..

any help would be much appreciated.

thanks

Answer:partitions hidden partitions recovery partitions

i just found this

Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista ? My Digital Life

does anyone have any experience with this method or can anyone reccomend this method

or would you advise against using this method.

thanks

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On a WinXP SP3 platform im trying to merge drive D, E, F and G using the merge partitions function... when trying to merge drive F and G an Error occur..Going back to Windows, the D and E merge to D, F became E but G became unallocated.what i want to ask is : how can i recover the information from the drive that was messed up, or at least access it long enough to shift information?Thanksedited by moderator: Post moved from Office Software to Windows XP Forum

Answer:PM8 Partitions merge error

You can 'try' Testdisk.If that doesn't work, I would suggest a file recovery program. Below are some examples:PC Inspector (freeware)http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...Also free - Thanks to 'Emma Lee'Glary undeletehttp://www.glarysoft.com/gun.htmlZero assumption Recoveryhttp://www.z-a-recovery.comThe demo is limitedIt will only recover 'up to' four folders per runBut you can make multiple runs

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We (me and a friend) wanted to get rid of Ubuntu and use only the preinstalled XP on his notebook. He used to select OS using GRUB. We used XP diskmanager to remove all Ubuntu partitions and create one big NTFS partition instead. We didn't remove GRUB before shut down and now it keeps telling us GRUB error 17 when we start. Apparently because it is looking for something which is not there anymore. So, we're stuck. Any ideas would be most welcome.

Answer:Grub error 17 after removed partitions

Boot to the Recovery Console with your Windows XP CD and run FixMBR.That will delete the Grub boot loader in the MBR and reinstate the Windows Boot loader.Stuart

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Hi! When I installed Windows 8, before that I needed to create partitions and format them but I did a mistake and deleted all of them also the system one, but then I installed Windows 8, was ok. Now I needed to format all HDD and when I started PC, Error 0x0000034 appears, see here:

How can I solve this?

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Sorry for my mistake before. Attached is the error message. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Here is the Back up error msg. Seagate 2tb possible partitions?

What program are you using to create a System Image (Windows 7 Backup utility or some other program)?
Are you sure you have enough free space?
Can you post a screen shot of Disk Management?
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

I don't use Win7 Backup as it includes all partitions it sees as "system" partitions...
With a multi-boot PC the Images are too large (for me).
Other programs such as Macrium or Acronis offer much more control and I can specify what partitions to include in the Image.

You could try Macrium Reflect (free), if you haven't already.
Imaging with free Macrium

It looks like you now have 3 threads for the same issue.
It's best if you stay with 1 thread to avoid confusion with different people helping in different threads...
Two of your threads have "Seagate 2tb possible partitions" in the title...
What does that mean...do you have a Seagate HD > than 2 TB, ... ???

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1. I am going to delete only C drive and System reserved memory during installation of Windows 7. After that i am planning to create a new partition of C. I am not deleting E and D drives as it contains some files. Am i doing anything wrong? Should i delete both D and E drives for a clean installation, because these partitions are from the old copy of Windows or will i be able to delete C drive and System Reserved Memory only. And then create a new partion of C and install windows 7 on it.
2.Also i have some unallocated space of 15.6 GB. Can i add this to my newly created C partition?

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I was using a utility to put a live ubuntu iso on a flash drive and accidentally formated my linux partition on my PC while running windows 7. No problem, rarely use it anyway. I move on until a day or two later I reboot my system for whatever reason and of my three operating systems none will start (flashy dash goes on forever). I am surprised by this as the windows XP partition is the C: drive and boot loader is from windows 7.

Next comes the fatal mistake....
I used the windows 7 auto startup repair and now I get "multiple active partitions" error when I attempt to boot. I downloaded GP

I downloaded GParted and I can't really figure out what to do but only one partition has the boot flag so that mystifies me. I'm open to suggestions outside of Gparted.

specs

windows 7 ultimate 64bit and XP pro and formatted over ubuntu 10.04
2.8ghz phenom II
3gb RAM
costum build will look at the mobo if asked i suppose.

THis was written in a hurry, sorry for typos etc.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Multiple active partitions error

*bump*

I may just reload windows seven ...
I just kind of would like to learn how to fix this since I encountered it.
 

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Hi,

Background info:

A year ago, on a new blank 640gb disk, installed XP onto a 40gb partition. Idea was to have it as a back-up OS in case vista messes up. Read about dual-boot etc and partitioned using XP, not vista.

Installed Vista Ultimate on the other partition.

Been using it for a year now, suddenly I decide it's time to install Vista Ultimate on the XP partition (40gb) for some reason. So i format that partition in vista (first critical mistake?) and install vista booted from CD.

Upon restart it boots the new vista, and unlike before didnt allow me to select which OS i wanted to boot. Solved that by setting the old vista partition to "active" and then reinstalling the boot manager using vista cd.

Now I can select which OS I want to boot. The new vista loads, logs on fine, I can even access all my files on the other partition.

Old vista loads to the log on screen, but tells me that "username or password is incorrect." Which simply cannot be the case, I never changed anything, and I know that the password i'm typing is accurate.

I've been trawling forums for ages, can't seem to find anything. I'm tempted to try to remove/reset the password with 3rd party tools, but I'm scared i'll mess it up even more. Especially since the old vista was installed on a partition partitioned by XP, and the new vista installed on partition partitioned by Vista. And even if i format the new vista partition, it doesnt mean that i ... Read more

Answer:2 Vistas installed on 2 partitions, password error

Hello mikeyue,

I would point you in the direction of the following link - using method 3 should help you out.

This is assuming of course you have access to an admin account either through normal or safemode.

Goodluck,

C.Skyco.
 

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

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

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Hi, I've got a couple of difficult jobs (for a relative novice) and I don't know if they're even possible. Hopefully somebody can tell me if they are, and how to achieve them, preferably with free software .

How can I copy my windows 7 x64 home premium OS onto another hard drive. I've used free software before to first copy my entire hard drive onto another identical model hard drive, as I wasn't confident I'd get the partitions precisely correct, and then used diskpart to change its ID to the old hard drive ID so windows would accept it. I then used Nero 10 to backup the hard drive, restoring the backup to either hard drive when needed. Now one of the hard drives has died, I could get another of these 1TB HDs second hand on ebay and repeat the process, but there is a danger they're just as old and tired. I'd like to use a new hard drive, but as a different model I'm sure a diskpart ID change won't stop windows rejecting it, so is there a way around it? I suppose the partitions would also have to be identical, for Nero to copy the backup into them and the OS to boot.

Second problem is my PC came with one small partition, about 10 Gigs that is Hidden, and one big partition for the rest. In the new hard drive I'd like to resize the partition down to 100 Gigs (I think that's enough) for the OS and the rest a partition for my files. How can I do this? Thanks
 

Answer:Creating New Partitions And Resizing Partitions In Windows 7, Backing Up On A New Hd.

I swear by Acronis True Image for 10 years now. Not free. http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/acronis_true_image_home_2013.html If you have a WD or Seagate drive we have free versions here that might work.

What's on that partition? Could it be the backup operating system? Typically I delete all my partitions and create one when I fresh install. Playing with partition sizes is always a risk of data loss. There's a couple free ones here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortpopularity/partitioning.html
 

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Hello all, I have an old Dell D410. I was trying to format my drive and install XP which I did but I also deleted the partitions I'm pretty sure. Now I'm getting the message "Error loading Operating system". On start up I do get the bios page and I'm able to select f12 and set the boot sequence to boot from CD first, but still I am getting the same error message after it attempts to boot. I have an iso OEM XP copy on a disk and I also have an original windows 7 disk which was installed on the computer before all of this happened. However, neither will boot. Can anyone help me. I've seen mentions of some fixboot and fixmbr programs which I have not tried as yet because I'm not sure if that will fix the issue. I have ran a diagnostic and everything passed so I believe there is nothing wrong with the HD either.

When I turn the computer on I get the dell splash screen then I will hear the CD spinning while the cursor blinks and then I get the error loading message

Answer:Help! Error loading Operating system /deleted partitions

Hi ChipsAtroy,

It appears the system is unable to boot from the CD you are using. You may try the CD on a different system to check if it is working properly or not. If it is working fine on alternate system, I would suggest you to make changes in BIOS for booting from CD drive :Power on the system
Press F2 when you see Dell logo
Under System highlight Boot Sequence and press Enter
Here you may select devices from which you wish to Boot
Press Spacebar key on keyboard after highlighting a device to enable/disable it for booting
Once you have enable CD drive for booting press the ESC button twice
Highlight the option Save/Exit option and press Enter
The system will restart and if a bootable media is present in CD drive, the system will display a message to press any key to boot from CD. You have to be quick and press one of the keys on keyboard to boot from CD. Once you are able to boot from CD, you may refer to article Here for step by step instructions on installing operating system. Once the OS is installed, you may install the drivers from Here -> Enter the service tag of your system -> Select the operating system -> Download/install the drivers in correct order as given Here .

Hope this helps.

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Hello!

On my desktop computer, I had dual boot - win xp on :C and win7 x64 on :E. I had to buy a new motherboard and processor because old MB was fried and now I can't install new win 7. My HDD had 4 MBR partitions and I would like to keep 2 of them (D, F) because I have valuable files there. New MB is Asrock FM2A88M and it seems to have UEFI.
First I tried to install new OS from DVD, but it wouldn't boot, nevermind the boot order. I would just get boot option screen with win xp and win 7, but ofc I can boot neither. There is no point in trying to repair it, because it wouldn't work anyway. I suppose it's because it wasn't for UEFI. So I made USB UEFI boot and it boots from USB -Windows is loading files, but when it finishes I get 0xc0000225 error. I just want to format :C and :E, install win7 on :C. My HDD is 500GB and I don't have any need for GPT partitioning. Secure boot is disabled and I didn't see any option in BIOS/UEFI that would help me.

Do you have any advice? I really don't want to format my whole disk, even if I had that option.

Answer:New UEFI MB, windows 7 install error 0xc0000225, HDD MBR partitions

What solves most installation problems is wiping the HD, so I'd back up my files to do that if the other steps don't help from Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

The correct way to install an OS is always to delete all partitions anyway to clear the partition table which can otherwise intefere.

Let us know how this goes.

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Hello,I've done hard drive cleaning and i deleted all partitions with partition wizard software. I deleted all partitions including the system recovery and boot partitions on my hard drive. I didn't know that the computer can't run without them. Now when I start my computer i have an error 3f0. I don't have any system recovery disk with my laptop and my waranty is excpired. I don't have the option to load the hp factory default keys. I also tried to run windows 7 instal disk on legacy boot loading but it showed me "Selected boot image did not Autenticate. Pres <Enter> to Continue." How i can fix this issue and obrain a bios reflash or a system disk or any other mean to instal those drives again?

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Update: I made a system restore disk using my mothers computer and managed to get to the command prompt to type: "bootrec.exe /fix mbr"
Next thing I know my computer is fixed

So my C: drive was running out of space. And fast. I have four partitions, two with 1 TB and another with about 500 GB, and then this one with just 58 GB. So I scope around the internet for two hours last night and I found various tools to help merge partitions. It needed a reboot so I rebooted and then kept getting:
Error unknown filesystem
Grub Rescue>

I have no idea what to do. This is a custom built computer, built by an ex friend. It has different OS's, but I obviously use Windows 7. Any idea what I'm supposed to do?

Answer:Grub Error Unknown Filesystem after trying to merge partitions

Give us some more info about what was in each partition.

It sounds as if you merged your System Reserved partition with something else.......but Im guessing now since there isn't enough detail to go on.

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Ok guys sorry but i dont know if this the correct place to post this. I want to make a Windows image backup but i recibe that error when i redimensioning a partion i have 3 partition (apart that who Windows creates by default) C: System D: Data E: Recovery i see recovery are too large and try to reduce it but i do it first reduce 60 gb to 50 to 40 and unespectable error appear MMC Stops to function the partition was redimensioning well i do dism online cleanup image online restore health (By the rigth way) Then scan health and then check health and dont recibe errors then i do sfc scannow and dont recibe errors i see the trust center and see that error sorry that are on spanish

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Microsoft Management Console

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Informe enviado

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Ruta de acceso de la aplicaci?n con errores: C:\Windows\System32\mmc.exe

Firma del problema
Nombre de evento de problema: BEX64
Nombre de la aplicaci?n: mmc.exe
Versi?n de la aplicaci?n: 6.3.9600.16384
Marca de tiempo de la aplicaci?n: 5215ef8f
Nombre del m?dulo con errores: StackHash_e7de
Versi?n del m?dulo con errores: 0.0.0.0
Marca de tiempo del m?dulo con errores: 00000000
Desplazamiento de excepci?n: PCH_B9_FROM_ntdll+0x000000000009B13A
C?digo de excepci?n: c0000005
Datos de excepci?n: 0000000000000008
Versi?n del sistema operativo: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.256.48
Id. de configuraci?n regional: 2058
Informaci?n adicional 1: e7de
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Answer:MMC Stops when i redimensioning partitions error dont pers

Umm, I don't think this thread belongs to here as you are having a problem with Windows Imaging but are not getting any kind of Blue Screens or like that.

I think the best place to post this kind of problem would be over here :-

General Support - Windows 8 Forums

By the way, if you are not getting any error after this or not having any problem, the system might be fine also.

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Hi,

I was attempting to install a Win 7 Pro x64 and Win XP Pro x64 dual boot with Win 7 already installed per the tutorial.

During the second attempt to install Win XP, I noticed the partition's assigned letters had changed. The system reserve was assigned C: where before it was assigned no letter. The Win 7 partition was assigned D: and the partition I intended to install Win XP was now an E: or F:.

The problem is now I can't start windows 7 due to a hardware issue. I suspect it's the relettered partitions. I get the following message from my system:






Quote:
Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from teh selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Windows Documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.


Is there a solution to this issue? I tried to reboot with my Win 7 CD loaded to see if there was a repair screen, but the system wants to do a clean Win 7 install.

Before the dual boot install attempt, my volume was three 500GB SATA drives in an Intel RST RAID-5. The RAID-5 volume showed three partitions in Windows Disk Mangement; 1. System Reserve, 2 C: Windows 7, and D: which was to be my Win XP install.

When I start the Win XP install I get to the Windows XP Professional Setup page showing the partitions. The system is now configured to:

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Answer:Dual Boot Install Error - Win 7 Partitions Relettered

I attempted the following repair without success:

Bootrec.exe Tool - How to Use in Windows Recovery Environment

Any ideas?

Regards

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Stupid stupid Maxtor.


So i have two hard drives in my computer. my main hard drive is a WDC 120JB, and my second hard drive is a Maxtor DM9 250G. i decide that i need to upgrade my main hard drive so i get myself a Maxtor DM10 250G to replace it. So i finally get the drive so then i detatch my DM9 and place the DM10 in the slave on my primary ide channel. i load up into windows, use partition magic 8 to set up the drive and then i create two partitions on my new drive. one 40g partition for my OS and the rest for archiving. I transfer all my files on the WDC120JB onto the second partition on the DM10 then shut down the computer.

I attatch my drives DM10 as my primary master, and my DM9 as my Primary Slave. Now when i try to install windows i see that when i'm prompted to choose the partition that i want to install windows on it shows both hard drives as unpartitioned.

I load up partition magic in dos and see if i can re-detect my partitions and now i get nothing. when looking at my DM10 when its in the Primary master, it just says "error #01" and my DM9 just shows nothing.

So i think great, this is gonna be fun. So then i grab my WDC 120JB and put it back under Primary Master (that's how i'm typing this right now) and now i cant even see my DM9 anymore.

So i figure that i'd get back into partition magic in windows and now it just gives me an error.
"Error #90
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Answer:Help Partitions not showing up, error loading windows at installation

Have you tried to install Windows with just your DM10 connected? If successful, I would then hook up your DM9 and see if windows sees the partitions. I have no idea why your partitions just disappeared on your old drive and can't be seen. That is weird, but to get Windows installed on your new one, just leave it as the only HD in your system and see what happens.
 

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Ok so, i have a X, Y, and F drive, where XP PRO SP3 is installed on F with 10gbs for the OS and small programs

and X for Vista 32bit Ultimate 20g for OS and small programs

my Y drive has 2 folders called Programs and Games

but my problem is, when i tryed to access my "Desktop" on XP from Vista, it wouldnt let me, so i changed the owner to the user on Vista.. so now when i start XP up i cant access my desktop, its really weird.. and i have no idea on how to change this back..

I would like to know how to just change EVERYTHING to free access? no hidden, no restricted or anything, just like if it was ONE burger i was taking a bite off :O

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Hello,
One of my friends has a windows 7 computer with an account for himself, his mother and his 2 sisters.
All the home directorys are stored in drive C.
Partition D is shared.
The question is, how to get a partition layout like this?
Partition 1: OS + programs
Partition 2: home partition for himself
Partition 3: home partition for his mother
Partition 4: home partition for his sister
Partition 5: home partition for his other sister
Partition 6: shared partition for some photos.
Has someone an idea how to do this?
Kind Regards,
x11.

Answer:How to create home partitions and partitions for the OS with programs?

This would be a long drawn out affair and there really is no need for it. All users have their own User Space on the C drive in the User folder.

Whether the Users folders and files are stored in the User folder or on some other partition doesn't really matter. As long as all the Users have Admin accounts all files will be accessible to all of them.

The real question is Why do you want to do it? If there is only one physical hard drive in the system all folders and files would still be on that one physical drive even if you have 100 partitions.

As to having a Shared space for photos just make a folder called Shared Photos in the ROOT of the C drive. All users will be able to access it.

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I recently installed windows 10 preview on a .vhd virtual drive but for some reason that screwed up my recovery image and now I cant refresh my PC.. I dont have a windows 8.1 DVD and am a student so cant afford the shipping and billing for the recovery media order from Toshiba.. Does anyone know how to make windows see that the partition exists? I never touched it or did anything to it cos i was avoiding a situation like this so the drives are just like they were when I got the Pc.

I saw somewhere about how using reagentc.exe from command prompt can to help but i dont know how to show it the path to the images cos the partitions are hidden.. any help on this issue will be appreciated

Answer:How to re enable the recovery partitions after creating new partitions?

Hi

Recovery image saved on HDD can be installed (HDD recovery installation) if notebook has factory settings only. After your own ?experiment? something like this is not possible.
To be honest I?m really wondering why you didn?t follow instructions in user?s manuals document for recovery media creation.
Now, in this situation easiest way for you were to use this media and install original OS version that you got with your machine.

If you don't want to order original recovery media only way to try is to create USB recovery media - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

I really hope this will help you. If this will not work.... then you have a problem.

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Hello, I was redirected to start a new thread in this section of the forum.

Basically, I have 2 hard drives. One SSD for the primary and one 2TB drive for the secondary.

My secondary drive was partitioned into 4 parts.

In the last month the secondary had been disappearing.
I could see it in safe mode. And when I scanned for hardware via rapid storage technology, it would pop up in Windows Explorer during normal mode.

The only problem besides disappearing after shutting down/restarting was that it would freeze the computer if kept on.
Today I tried to do the old Rapid Storage trick. Everything was visible again, except one drive. It was saying access is denied when i tried to open it in windows explorer.

I tried swapping SATA cables for the current one. I also tried connecting it to other ports.

I read somewhere that flashing the BIOS would solve the problem. I flashed my BIOS with Gigabyte's @BIOS with the latest BIOS. The latest BIOS was for "Better SATA compatibility."
It didn't do much, all it did was cause Rapid Storage Technology to see less ports which I believe were the would be partitions on the secondary drive.
So I disconnected the secondary drive and tried connecting it to the PC with a SATA to USB adapter.
It saw the HDD, except 3/4 partitions were empty. And even in the 1 partition the folders housing the bigger files that took up most of the drive is empty.
Sorry for typing up so much, I just wanted to get everything out there.
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After reading through posts on the forums and knowledgebases, I understand that the 4 partitions on the Z770 running Windows 7 Home Premium are: a. Windows 7 partition (200 MB)b. Drive C - partition 2c. Drive D - logical drive ntfs partition. 29 GB with 27.95 GB free.d. OEM partition for OKR (one key recovery) size of 14.75 GB - 100 % free  I want to split drive C which is about 650 GB into two partitions - partition 1 of 100 gb for Windows,etc. with drive letter C and the other partition for all my data (approx 550 GB). I want to let OKR to continue to run after making this change. Anyone know how I can achieve this or point to relevant information.

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Hi Friends,

My laptop (Lenovo 3000 Y410) is giving problem in copying data in bulk in any of the partitions of the HDD. While copying data in bulk it gives a blue screen memory dump error and then displays Error 0200 Failure Fixed Disk0.

Though I am able to reboot through power button, access files and able to perform all actions like opening media, video, files, read write in any file.

But as soon as I try to copy/paste data in bulk it gives above mentioned errors in sequence.

Please provide resolution to this problem as I don't want to lose important data from my machine. I also want to get my machine fixed.

Please respond ASAP.
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Error 0200 Failure Fixed Disk0, while copying data in any of the partitions of HDD

Re: Error 0200 Failure Fixed Disk0, while copying data in any of the partitions of HD



bluewhale said:





Hi Friends,

My laptop (Lenovo 3000 Y410) is giving problem in copying data in bulk in any of the partitions of the HDD. While copying data in bulk it gives a blue screen memory dump error and then displays Error 0200 Failure Fixed Disk0.

Though I am able to reboot through power button, access files and able to perform all actions like opening media, video, files, read write in any file.

But as soon as I try to copy/paste data in bulk it gives above mentioned errors in sequence.

Please provide resolution to this problem as I don't want to lose important data from my machine. I also want to get my machine fixed.

Please respond ASAP.
Thanks in advance.Click to expand...

Could you please post the BSOD Stop errors exactly as they show on the blue screen?

Also, if possible, please post the minidump as a text file attachment.

The experts here will need that information in order to determine a course of action.
 

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Looking at Windows disk management I see there are two partitions labelled recovery partitions.One in the first box and one in the last box.In the first box is 1000MB and the last box 14BG; both labelled only as recovery partition What is the difference? Why two of them?

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

Volume   drive    Partition    Part. style   Status
             letter 
1                            primary      MBR          system active
2           C                primary     MBR          boot
3           D                primary      MBR        none
4           E                 primary     MBR         none
5            J                primary      GPT         none
6            K                 primary     GPT        none
7            L      ...
8            M     ...
9  ...
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I'm having a lot of trouble with this western digital hard drive, originally it was for a sky box I took it out and I want to use it for my PC, I've tried formatting the disk via command prompt but I'm having no luck.

Got this when trying to create a new volume/partition
VDS fails to write boot code on a disk during clean operation. Error code: [email protected]
In partition wizard, I'm getting "bad disk"

Answer:Disk wont create partitions/volumes at all, "An I/O device error."

Most likely your Hard Drive is getting or is corrupt. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test your drive.

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Hi, I'm new to the forums. I had 2 paritions on my other (main) computer which were one 75 gigabyte partition which was my primary partition with the OS (Windows XP) installed and a second one which is 5 gigabytes which I previously had when my computer was bought. The 5 gigabyte partition is on the same hard drive and it had no files in it when I partitioned it using the software Power Quest partition magic. It said that everything went fine after it merged both drives and it said press any key to restart. So I pressed a key and it restarted but soon it went to a blank black page with the blinking bar on the top left. I waited for an hour and nothing loaded so I pressed the power button and it IMMEDIATELY shut down. When I restarted my computer it gave me the error "Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40)". I tried to enter BIOS setup and disable the floppy disk drive, change the bootable disk list and changed the first boot option from "Removable" to "Disable" because I assumed it wouldn't check for the floppy drive but it did. My bootable disk list was:

1)Removable
2)CD-Rom
3)Hard Drive
4)LAN

I was just wondering if anyone has any idea why it's giving me this error and how I can fix it because I have alot of imporant files on that hard drive and I really don't want to lose them. Plus I have my Virtual School's final project due on Wednesday and it took me a month to work on it and it's on my hard drive. Thank you again.

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Answer:Merged Partitions and I get "Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40)" error.

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hi
how can i fix this error??
when i doubl click on hard partitions or folders in partitions I am faced with this error message



I tried the file that was placed in the mail
But not fixed

Answer:how can i fix this error when i doubl click on hard partitions؟؟؟؟

Hello Mohammadg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, download and merge the .reg files for the listed Directory, drive, and folder options in the tutorial below. They will restore the default associations for these, and hopefully fix this for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Have XP. Drive split evenly between C and D. C has 35.4GB Total Size and 544MB Free Space. D has 39.0GM Total Space and 39.0GB Free Space. I would like to create one drive or at least transfer some of space from D drive to C drive. Would appreciate some help in "how to". Thanks

Answer:How to Merge Partitions to Extend C Partition merge partitions to extend C drive

Windows Vista and newer have built-in tools that can resize volumes. See our tutorial for that here.Windows XP and earlier don't have the tools built-in, so you have to use a third party partitioning tool. We have a tutorial for that, too. This tutorial covers shrinking an existing volume to make space for a new second volume, but resizing two existing volumes is substantially similar.

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Question: partitions and

ok, i bought a used computer from someone the other day that they had given up on. i'm not sure what they thought was wrong with it, but it works fine for me. system beep, bios ok, all that. when i went to delete any partitions on the hdd, it said there were no logical dos partitions to delete, no primary partitions. but then something was using 100% of it. i'm new to all this fdisk stuff, so i'm not sure what this means. is it a different os? before i did any of this, when i first booted the computer, win2k came up asking for the admin password. (i don't have it, of course)
so how is it that win2k was installed, but no partitions, not even a primary one?
also, now that i have fdisked and partitioned the drive, i tried to install win2k, and after going through all 4 win2k boot disks, it tells me something about acpi (or aspi maybe), and won't let me install from cd. ?????
 

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Hello, from Disk Management, I saw the below partitioning regarding my G50-80 system HDD...On screen and regarding the DISK 0, it came from left to right this way:- 260MB (100% Available)                                     - 420Gb Windows (C: NTFS (92% Available)- 25Gb LENOVO (D: NTFS (91% Available)- 1000Mb (100% Available)  stated as "Restore partition"- 18,26Gb (100% Available)  stated as "Restore partition"- 1000Mb (100% Available)  stated as "OEM partition" I wondered why there were so many partitions there, is it normal?What kind of partition is that first one (260Mb)? (not totally shown in picture) Thanks!

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System: Z575 model 129929u When I click on Start>Computer, these are the drives that appear.   I understand the C:/ and D:/ "drives" are different partitions on my laptop hard drive.  And that the D drive contains the Lenovo apps.  But, when I access the Disk Management utility, here's what I see:  I see my C and D partitions.  But there are also two "hidden" partitions, one being 200mb and the other 14.75gb.  I'm assuming one of these hidden partitions is for the OneKeyRecovery feature.  Is that correct?  And if so, what is the other hidden partition for?  I tried doing some searching on this website, but couldn't find the answer.













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Answer:Can you tell me what partitions these are?

The 14.75 gb partition is the one key recovery partition. The other partition of 199 mb is a system reserved partition that is made automatically while installing windows 7 and contains some system files which neednt be touched.





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Question: Partitions

I have a MCE PC with a 320 gig hard drive. I am about to get a second 320 gig hard drive in a removable caddy. I also intend to get Acronis True Image 11 so will regularly back up. My hard disc is only used, yet, at about 50Gig. My interests are photos (Photoshop CS3) and my grandchildren have music plus usual Word stuff and I sometimes record TV.Should I partition either or both drives - maybe keep system files on one partition? Maybe keep photos on part of second drive plus back up to DVD? I am on NTFS and have heard it is not neccessary to partition. I do regularly defrag etc.

Answer:Partitions

Your set-up is fine john bunyan. Keeping the system files on the C:, ensuring that you give this drive at least 30gb. Setting up user accounts on one partitioned drive, should solve the rest of your problems.

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Hello all, someone set up this computer prior to me. I am going to reload the OS. But I am not sure if I can do it during this process or if I have to switch it back to one partion first.

Any help will be apprecatied!

Anyway here is the info on my partions:

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[Drives]

Item Value
Drive A:
Description 3 1/2 Inch Floppy Drive

Drive C:
Description Local Fixed Disk
Compressed No
File System NTFS
Size 55.85 GB (59,970,514,944 bytes)
Free Space 52.25 GB (56,108,064,768 bytes)
Volume Name
Volume Serial Number 40159A7B

Drive D:
Description CD-ROM Disc

Drive E:
Description Removable Disk

[Disks]

Item Value
Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model IC25T060ATCS05-0
Bytes/Sector 512
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Fixed hard disk
Partitions 2
SCSI Bus 0
SCSI Logical Unit 0
SCSI Port 0
SCSI Target ID 0
Sectors/Track 63
Size 55.89 GB (60,011,642,880 bytes)
Total Cylinders 7,296
Total Sectors 117,210,240
Total Tracks 1,860,480
Tracks/Cylinder 255
Partition Disk #0, Partition #0
Partition Size 31.35 MB (32,868,864 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 32,256 bytes
Partition Disk #0, Partition #1
Partition Size 55.85 GB (59,970,516,480 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 32,901,120 bytes

Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model USB007 mini-USB2BU USB Device
Bytes/Sector 512
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Removable media
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Answer:2 partitions to 1 -- PLEASE HELP

You can do it a time of installation.

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Question: no partitions

Hi. I installed a 2nd hdd in my laptop thru the dvd drive. I would to install another os on it, but I get an error message saying that there are no partitions and read the log files. I refomatted the drive, but I still receive the error message. I have an Acer Aspire E17. Can I install an os on the 2nd hdd or just use it as data. Any help will be appreciated. deanie44

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My motherboard went out on me a couple of days ago. While I wait on a replacement to come in I need to get some important info off of my hard drive. So I slaved the hard drive off another PC. Here's the problem though, my hard drive was partitioned and I can only see what is my C: drive when it's slaved off the other HD. The data that I need is on a partition that I can't get to in Windows.

Are there any apps or software that will let me get to this stuff?
 

Answer:Can't see all partitions

How many drives are on the new system? What operating system If it is wi9x, it can't see drives beyond E
You could try editing the config sys file and adding the line

lastdrive=z

save changes and reboot. This will allow windows to recognize drive letters beyond A-E

Let us know
 

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For the last couple of years I've been running my laptop with two partitions, one for Windows with programmes and one for other data (docs, photos, videos etc) It all seemed the right thing to do at the time, and my system has been brilliant ever since, mostly. But ...... if I want to reinstall a clean copy of Windows, I lose my programmes and have to reinstall them all again.So, my question ( and apologies if the answer if blindingly obvious) can I use three partitions, one for Windows, one for apps, one for other data? I'm just unsure if apps will work with drivers across a partition.Ta

Answer:Partitions-How many?

You can, and I do. However, you will still have problems when you re-install your operating system. Some of your programs will still work. BUT!!! Most of the programs install themselves with information going into Registry, which, of course, you lose as soon as you start to re-install, and all these will have to be reinstalled. However, you will have the advantage that you are re-installing over the top and you could find that many of your settings will be safe.

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Question: Partitions

Hello. I have completely wiped my harddrive and have done a fresh install of winxp, I only got drive c created. How do I partition my c drive now? isn't there a command I can type in start menu - run that will take me to winxp manager?

pls advise

tks

Nikki
 

Answer:Partitions

Right click my computer
go to manage
click disk management.
 

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Question: HD-No Partitions

I screwed up bad here. I have two hard drives for my notebook, one in an external enclosure. I was repartitioning the drive in the notebook, and accidentally deleted all partitions without creating at least one new one. Now, even with the bootable windows xp disc in the optical drive with the unpartitioned hard drive, the windows installer will not load.

So then I switched hard drives, placing the older one inside the computer and the new, unpartitioned one in the external enclosure. Typically the external drive would come up as a USB mass storage device and become the F: or G: drive, and I could then use partition magic to partition the drive again. However, the drive does not appear as another drive on the system and I can not find it in partition software.

The hard drive is right here and I can't use it. What do I do???
 

Answer:HD-No Partitions

Download the manufactuers utilities from their website, Make a boot disk with it and use it to repair the drive..

Also make sure you didn't lose or move a jumper on the drive..
 

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Question: partitions

i have  4 recovery partitons, anyone know why, 1 is 1000mb, 2 of them are 350mb (does a factory restore create these) and one is 12.04gig (recovery image ?) i also have 1 oem partitons 1000mb and one efi partition 260mb, and the usual boot one, bit of partiton over kill really, anyone can please tell me what they are for

Answer:partitions

hi webbit69,
 
Thanks for Posting!
 
Those Partitions I believe are default partitions from Lenovo,
You can check this thread by neokenchi about Lenovo Partitions
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/New-G580-has-seven-partitions-Help-identify/m-...
 
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In a UEFI/GPT lenovo machine, this is the usual layout of the partitions:
 

1.) WINRE_DRV 1000MB OEM - this is the Windows Recovery Environment - this has it's own interface / it doesn't need the 7th partition to operate2.) SYSTEM_DRV 260MB System - check this thread
3.) LRS_ESP 1000MB OEM- The third partition is the EFI System partition which is used for data storage for the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) interface4.) (blank) 128MB MSR - The fourth partition is the Microsoft Reserved Partition which is also used for data storage for the Globally Unique Identifier (GUID).5.) Windows8_OS 884.2GB Primary - Windows 8 OS6.) LENOVO 25GB Primary - this contains the Application and Drivers that are preloaded on the OS (the drivers listed on this folder are also available on the lenovo website)7.) PBR_DRV 20GB OEM - this is your recovery partition - you will need to press the One Key Recovery button to activate this partition.
In a UEFI/GPT lenovo machine, this is the usual layout of the partitions:
 

1.) WINRE_DRV 1000MB OEM - this is the Windows Recovery Environment - this has i... Read more

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Question: Partitions

Hi all A friend upgraded my pc to xp pro and installed it to my C: partition which is only 3g approx. It never worked well but LSASS killed it! Now my problem is I have a ton of work on the D: partition 11gb that I dont want to loose. Can I re partition it without screwing drive D: to give more space on C: so that XP has more of a chance once I re install?

I have already re formatted C: but when I boot it still shows the XP splash screen but ends up on a blue screen - do I need boot disks? My pal insists XP will install directly from the cd but guess what...

ps should I ever trust a mcse again?!!

cheers in advance
 

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http://i.imgur.com/VNGsQNL.png

Above is a pic of my partitions.
The two partitions in the middle are Ubuntu. [Ones without a label]
I just installed Windows 8.1 instead of Windows 7.

I have a few issues/questions:

1.Does the order of the partitions matter ? When I try to think about it wouldn't it be better if C and D were next to eachother ?
32. Is it ok to have two primary partitions [on this one hard drive] ? If someone can explain what's the difference?
3. I wish to extend one of the Windows partitions [C or D] with the 100MB unallocated space, but when I right click the 'Extend' is greyed out, cant click it. How can I get it done?

Answer:Are my partitions ok?

You can`t combine the 101 MB with C, they are on opposite sides of the hard drive.

You can`t use Disk Management to extend a partition (D) to the left. You`ll have to use Partition Wizard.

Honestly, your drive is all wrong, C should be all the way on the left, then D.

There`s nothing wrong with having 4 Primaries, just don`t try to make any more.

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Well, I was just looking through the disk managment on my computer and I saw that there were a bnch on partitions on my hard drive, so I am just curious, why are there so many? I think that the D drive is just a drive that has all my driver (which I really like actually), but why are there so many other partitions, I am trying to save some disk space, and wondering, would it be safe to delete some? Here is my disk management:













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Answer:Can you tell me what partitions these are?

hi
 
In a post by neokenchi  on this thread this was the seven partitions you have,
 
 Spoiler (Highlight to read)
In a UEFI/GPT lenovo machine, this is the usual layout of the partitions:
 

1.) WINRE_DRV 1000MB OEM - this is the Windows Recovery Environment - this has it's own interface / it doesn't need the 7th partition to operate2.) SYSTEM_DRV 260MB System - check this thread
3.) LRS_ESP 1000MB OEM- The third partition is the EFI System partition which is used for data storage for the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) interface4.) (blank) 128MB MSR - The fourth partition is the Microsoft Reserved Partition which is also used for data storage for the Globally Unique Identifier (GUID).5.) Windows8_OS 884.2GB Primary - Windows 8 OS6.) LENOVO 25GB Primary - this contains the Application and Drivers that are preloaded on the OS (the drivers listed on this folder are also available on the lenovo website)7.) PBR_DRV 20GB OEM - this is your recovery partition - you will need to press the One Key Recovery button to activate this partition.
In a UEFI/GPT lenovo machine, this is the usual layout of the partitions:
 

1.) WINRE_DRV 1000MB OEM - this is the Windows Recovery Environment - this has it's own interface / it doesn't need the 7th partition to operate2.) SYSTEM_DRV 260MB System - check this thread
3.) LRS_ESP 1000MB OEM- The third partition is the EFI System partition which is used for data storage for the E... Read more

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Question: Partitions

I did a quick install of Windows 7 using install.wim, onto a 16 GB partition. When I made sure everything worked, I deleted the original partition. Now when I go to extend the 16 GB partition, the option is greyed, yet there is like 150 GB of unallocated HDD space. What can I do?

(To fix this I think I need to make the 16 GB partition into a primary partition)

Answer:Partitions

Can you post a screen shot of your disk management.

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Question: Partitions

Hey all,
I have 2 Hard drives, one 20 gig, and a 40 gig (I think).
Anyways, for some reason when i format them it won't seem to let me make any of the partitions any more than around 20 gigs. The problem is they are getting pretty full so i want to get a 120 gig drive.

If i get one, can I make the partitions bigger, like 2 for 60 gigs?
 

Answer:Partitions

yeah with windows format, also a sweet program to use is Partition magic, it'll let you do almost anything!

dudness
 

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Hi, I installed the Vista Home premium on my Gateway computer over XP Media. In order to make things run as smoothly as possible, I chose the "strongly recommended option" which was to reformat the hard drive first. So why have I now got two partions, C:\ AND D:\? I use the C:\ drive but have no idea what is in the D:\ drive partition or why it is there.And how would it affect any problems should I need to reinstall Windows Vista should my computer crash?Regards night

Answer:Why two partitions?

I forgot to mention that I installed the Vista Upgrade and not the whole software.

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Howdy all,

Just wondering....... My new desktop comes with a C and a D drive (windows XP). The total hard disk space is 120 G. What software should be installed where? How do I further partition my drives and what would be the reason? The help menu isn't quite clear to me.
 

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Question: HD/Partitions

i Have a computer that was built from an old server. i am curently running Windows 2000 on it. I have 1 6 GB drive in it but my computer won't recognize more than 1.99 GB on one drive. I just got a 120 GB drive and I REALLY don't want 60 different 1.99 GB drives! Is there anyway i can make my computer read more than 1.99 per drive? I tried partition magic when i was installing dos and windows and i tried to make it read more but it said there was an error. Is there another prgram i could use or and i doing something wrong?

-A Chick Who Wish She Knew A Little More About Computers

P.S. - Where would a serial ATA PCI card be if I had one in my computer?
 

Answer:HD/Partitions

It will recognize more and the 2 GB is for a FAT system partition. The rest of your drive is there you jsut need to set it up in disk management. If you want a larger system partition you need to partition it as an NTFS partition during the Win2K setup.
 

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Question: Partitions

Okay. So, I want to dual-boot my Lenovo Z470. Its default OS is Windows 7 and I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 in a new volume. Unfortunately, Lenovo already has 4 partitions. Can I install it in Lenovo (D? I don't wanna lose my One Key Recovery.Thanks. P.S. I've already shrunk my C drive when I found out that I can't make another volume so I extended it again. Does it affect the One key recovery?

Answer:Partitions

Well,If you have played with the partitions, then one key recvoery may not work even after restoring to original sizes. You can try booting to recovery once. I am not sure if it would. If it does, do not install ubuntu, since it will result in one key recovery not working.Regards





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Question: Five Partitions

I was wondering if there is anything that might be dodgy if i put 5 partitions on a 40GB drive.

1 linux redhat 9 pro 10GB
2 windows xp pro 6GB
3 windows 2000 pro 2GB
4 windows 98 se 2GB
5 programs 20GB

How much would you recommend each partition, ( updates and packages for redhat )

Also is it irreversible when format FAT32 to NTFS (no going back?)

How about changing Linux RieserFS back to NTFS or FAT32??
 

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Question: Partitions

I have used Partition Magic with XP in the past to create and manage partitions.Is there another way, possibly free which anyone can recommend?

Answer:Partitions

click hereDownload and burn the ISO image to CDthen boot from it.You can resize,merge,delete,format and completely wipe a drive.

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Question: partitions

I'm curious about this. I read this this at another website:
"If you have your hard drives partitioned so that all the data is saved on partitions other than c: that way they are not in danger when u do upgrades or other potentailly
'dangerous' things".

If you do make several partitions and you use them for storage and/or other OS's and if the hard drive crashes how will anything be saved on the hard drive? all the partitions and everything in them will be gone! so how does that keep you out of danger?
Thanks, Jim
 

Answer:partitions

Jim, what they are saying is if your operating system gets corrupted, by updates, virus, whatever, and you have to format and reinstall, the data you have on all the other partitions will not be affected. Only a hard drive failure will affect all partitions.And total failures are not caused by a virus or other software means. It's a mechanical device and will fail eventually. Hope that helped.
 

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Hello everyone,

I have a bit of a problem with partitions, I don t like them. My own PC has one unpartitioned HDD of 80 GB (when I bought it, some dude had made and 8 GB system partition, and the rest of it unformatted drive D, never seen more stupid thing btw.). However, often when I repair/reformat other computers (from friends who are not well acquainted with computers what so ever), I see they have partitions (mostly half of the programs on the system partition and half on the other), I always ask them first what they want and most of the time I make one partition on the whole hdd.
Can anyone explain to me what are the benefits of more partitions on a hdd? I know some people who use one for windows and the other for all programs, but this works only if you know something about computers, because most programs by default install on the first partition. Theoretically its nice to have one partition solely for windows so you can reinstall it without problems, but practically for the average user (well, the average users I have seen anyhow) this has no use.
Further, I know that it is recommended when the hdd is large (how large exactly and why?) to make more partitions.
By my knowledge it does not make a difference for malwareinfections, they infect both partitions, so your data should not be safe on another partition (is this true or not?), as for backups, why not use an external storage device, for the same reason, it is kept isolated and cannot be infected as easy as a par... Read more

Answer:partitions, yes or no?

There are several reasons for partitioning your hard drive...Check out this link for information on understanding partitions and there use...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/understanding-hard-disk-partitions/I agree with you about infections...to some extent...If you have a partition with Windows XP and another partition with any Linux OS most trojans and viruses will attack the Windows Partition but not be able to attack the Linux OS as they are not set up to do so...That is why a lot of users set up a partion for Windows and a partion for Linux (as a dual boot)...My personal feeling about partitions is that by dividing my hard drive into smaller partitions I do not lose as much wasted space. I also feel that by using seperate partition for Windows and another for applications and file storage seems to help my computer respond more quickly. Windows is stored on the first partition at the beginning of the Disc...Under normal operation, in a smaller partition it is not constantly scanning the whole drive for files that it needs to operate...If you have a HD of 250GB like mine keeping windows on a smaller partition does indeed help it respond quicker.Again, to partition or not to partition, is a question of personal preference...Windows will work just fine either way....

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Question: Partitions

Does anyone know how to make partitions active? I am trying to use Ranish Partition Manager to create two partitions. I can do that but it doesn't tell you how to make them active. Any help?

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 paul6077......I have never used Ranish Partition Manager ........but if you have created the partitions ...how about getting a Win 98 boot disk and loading it in A drive .......then run FDISK and select display partitions .........then choose set partitions active .........I have to believe that Ranish Partition Manager must have the option to set partitions as active. Have you looked in their help file ...there must be one .let us know dl65  

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When I try to do a factory reset on my desktop with the windows 7 disk my computer came with, there are partitions that I can't get rid of? Can anyone help me out?

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I have a laptop with a drive partitioned into a D and C drive. All the temp and program files are being held on the D partition which is smaller than C.Is there a way to merge these or set C as the default?

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Question: partitions

hi i have 4 partitions on a 80 gb internal hard drive can i delete one of the patitition to make 1 x 40 and 2x20 without losing the files on them ?

Answer:partitions

Yes, the free Paragon Partition Manager 2005 click here should do it. Prior to merging the 2 partitions, make a backup of any data, emails, photos, etc. to removable media/external hard drive just to be on the safe side. G

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Question: Partitions

Due to my Dell computers hard drive having a terminal illness I am , hopefully ig Dell get their act together, getting a new one. I have in mind to partition it (80gb)into three. One would just be for windows, the next for programs, one for downloads & finally a small partition for backup. I know it's physically possible but will I gain anything? thanks,Tuff Guy.

Answer:Partitions

I partition my 80Gb into two equal partions. The first for working (windows, programs, etc) - the second for downloads and backups.Far less complication than separating Windows and programs, yet nice and safe for data and program/driver recovery in the event of problems.

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Question: HD Partitions

hello folks, i replaced my HD that came with my Sony laptop with a larger one, i did not format the old one before i took it out in case the new one didn't work. i have put it into a case and it now plugs into USB , problem is it is divided into 3 partitions (F, extended hidden, and G)a Sony thing.i now want to use the whole disk, am using xp pro. disk manager would not do fdisk nor command prompt, i can use partition manager but i don?t want to pat $70 for a one off use, and the cheaper ones don?t work with ntfs volumes, i deleted the partitions G in disk manager but it does not add the free space to the fany suggestions? thanks in advanceGeorge

Answer:HD Partitions

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Question: XP partitions

Hi
I need some help please, New computer,Windows XP home,Athlonxp 2800,80 gb hd,512 Ram, I have just installed XP went through the process and partitioned the drive 50gb for OS, 30gb for data, now I go to control,maintenance,admin tools, computer management, disk management, then I have two panels one is marked up c drive and the other is marked up unallocated, when I go to the help files it tells me that I can make three types of drives, primary,extended,logical, if I right click on the unallocated one it says make new partition that is as far as I will go as I do not know what to make the new partition out of the three names or what the difference is between them, so if anyone can help me through that bit I would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Bill
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Answer:XP partitions

Logical
 

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Hi there!

I bought a new notebook installed Windows 7 OS. I created two partitions on Disk C through disk management yesterday. Everything seemed to be fine at that time and I did see the disk D & disk H (new partition volumes) displaying in "my computer"; however, both of them are gone when I turned on my notebook today. Neither disk management nor "my computer" could find those two disks. Further more, the space assigned for the partitions is gone too. I can still see the exact full size of my disk C, but the free size does not include the lost partitions at all.

Could anyone help me to fix the problem? Thank you very much.

Answer:where have my partitions gone? help!

Can you post a screen shot of disk management as it is now?

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reinstalling windows 7 on laptop - the disk has 2 partitions, C (big) and D (small)

mistakenly put win7 on the D drive and now it has run out of space.
I would like to put win7 on the c drive

I have copied all the D files to the C drive. I want to delete the D partition but not sure how to proceed while booted from the D drive.

It also seems I cant boot from C in bios using the new copy, is there another way?

Answer:need help with partitions

delete this thread - im going to start from scratch

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Question: Partitions

I made a mistake when installing Windows 7 on a 150GB hard drive which previously had three partitions.I formatted all three and chose to install the OS to a 75 gb partition.
Everything installed ok but I am 75 GB down on hard disc space.
Is there any simple ways to amalgamate the other 75GB partiton to give me back my original size of 150GB?

Answer:Partitions

If they are empty and located next to each other then you can use the built in application to delete the rightmost partition and extend the other into the empty space created.

If the partitions are complete with data and or not next to each other then you can still combine the two partitions but would need a 3rd party application with more advanced functionality

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Im having trouble trying to manage partitions in Vista 64 bit. I need to find a free third party manager to re distribute space among the two partitons I have.
 

Answer:Any Help with x64 partitions..

gparted live CD

Backup your data first.
 

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I need to create a new partition for Ubuntu, but I have the maximum number of partitions. I have tried converting the disk to dynamic, but it says that there is not enough space available for that. What should I do? (The 75 gb unallocated space is where Ubuntu should go)

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Answer:More than 4 partitions?

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how do i make xp use 3 partitions? thanks in advance for any help you can give me. i've been searching everywhere with no luck.

Answer:xp using all partitions

Are you saying that XP is not "seeing" all your partitions? If so then the obvious question is - are all the partitions formatted and visible (ie "not hidden")? A little more detail would be good.

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My daughter recently acquired a computer with XP Pro and it came with 3.0 GB on the C drive and 1.2 GB on the E drive. It also was in FAT 32 on both partitions. Using the disk management tool I converted all the files to NTFS, so far so good. The C drive was down to 500 MB free and all the space on E drive free. Using the disk management tool I was able to delete the partition for E drive assuming the unused space would go to the C drive. I now have 1.2 GB of unallocated space that I can't get into C drive. I downloaded Partition Manager 6.0 but it couldn't get the space over either. Anybody else run into this and how can I resolve it?
 

Answer:re: partitions on XP

eastend said:

My daughter recently acquired a computer with XP Pro and it came with 3.0 GB on the C drive and 1.2 GB on the E drive. It also was in FAT 32 on both partitions. Using the disk management tool I converted all the files to NTFS, so far so good. The C drive was down to 500 MB free and all the space on E drive free. Using the disk management tool I was able to delete the partition for E drive assuming the unused space would go to the C drive. I now have 1.2 GB of unallocated space that I can't get into C drive. I downloaded Partition Manager 6.0 but it couldn't get the space over either. Anybody else run into this and how can I resolve it?Click to expand...

Small drive, but, you can image the C: drive, delete the C: drive partition, make the drive up as one drive, format to NTFS and restore the image to the larger drive.

What value did you get for the bytes in each allocation unit, after the conversion, 4096 or 512?
 

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Question: Partitions

Hey everyone, i just put a fresh install of Vista 64bit on a brand new 500gb hard drive.

I tried making a few partitions, (my first time) and didn't get the sizes right. I now need to combine 2 drives into one bigger one if thats possible. I also have 265gb that is unallocated. Guess i didn't know to use up all the space when partitioning.

Is it possible to combine 2 drives into one, or just change the size and make one much larger?

And, how do i turn all that unallocated space into a usable drive?
 

Answer:Partitions

Combining partitions could take forever!

Instead, backup the data from both partition, delete the partitions, and create a single partition at the combined size.
Then, transfer the data back to the partitions.

Edit:
If one of the two partitions contains your OS, only delete the other. Then, resize the OS partition.
 

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I'm on Vista. Here is the current setup I have for my hard drives:

WD 640GB - 3 Partitions, C, D, E
Seagate 500GB - 1 Partition, F
Seagate 500GB - 1 Partition, G

I just installed a new 1.5TB Seagate drive. When I went into disk management to format it, Format was not an option when I right clicked on it. Instead, it asked me if I wanted to set up a Simple, Spanned, Striped, or Mirrored Volume.

I'm thinking that this has to do with the number of Primary partitions I already have set up between my hard drives (5). Can someone explain why this is showing up, and what I will need to do to format my drive properly?
 

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Question: Partitions

Here I am again, this time changing topics a bit.

I'm preparing to install Win 7 on our home machines (2 desktops, 1 laptop, maybe...it's an old Dell C600. Don't know if I can boost the 512 mb to 2 gig or not)

I have a 250 gig hard drive I took out of an old Gateway and I'm using it as an external now. I have about 140 gig of programs and stuff I'd like to keep. I've been trying to re-partition the drive to create a second partition. My plan is to store the files I want to keep from the current desktop on it, then use Easy Transfer to move them over to Win 7.

I've tried 2 partition programs (EASEUS Partition Master and Mini Tool Partition Wizard.) They both do the exact same thing. They start OK, and get a third of the way through, then hang up. I wait a half hour, figuring maybe something's going on behind the scenes that the progress bars aren't showing. Nothing doing.

I havn't tried the Win XP partition program yet. Guess I figured if these two can't get it done, why bother with Windows. But Windows has surprised once or twice in the past so I may try it anyway.

Anybody have any idea why these two supposed good programs can't finish the job?

Thanks,

Wes

PS: The steps I took:
1 Reduced the size of the original partition from 240 gig to 152 gig.
2 Formatted the unallocated space (about 74 gig).
3 Selected it, then turned the partition programs loose.
Nada.
 

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I am trying to reformat my pc with windows 7 ultimate (I am already running it so now i just want to reformat it back to basics) But when i choose Custom Advanced (deletes all files and programs) and then it tells me to choose a partition thier are is nothing in the box where im supposed to choose and i cannot click Next either, whats wrong?

Answer:No partitions on my pc

Dumb W7. I had trouble too with trying to get rid of a Vista partition. I used a live linux cd to delete the partition. Not sure why I had so much trouble but the linux cd worked. Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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Hey all,

I recently acquired a Dell Latitude C510/610 from my dad's work, and I am doing my best to update it to the current standards. In doing so, I upgraded from Windows 2000 Pro to Windows XP Pro, but following the upgrade I thought it best to do a clean install of Windows XP, which I have done. Now, however, whenever I restart the computer, I am prompted to choose between two Operating Systems, the clean install of XP or the upgraded install of XP. How do I remove the upgrade? I have removed all documents and such that I do not wish to lose, but I do not know how to remove this unnecessary partition from my computer. Any suggestions?

Answer:Partitions

Hi emjanson. It is probably best to reinstall XP again, but this time format the hard drive first. The XP install program can do this easily. This will wipe out all data from the hard drive. Reformat using the NTFS file system using the facilities in the XP installer.If this PC happens to have more than one partition then reformat each one of them.

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Is it ok to delete the OEM (14.75 gb) and logical drive (29 gb) partitions on my y470?I know the logical drive has all of lenovo's built-in apps, so could I transfer them to my C drive?Thanks













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Answer:Help With Partitions

Hi. No. You should keep OKR (This is what you refer to as OEM?). Been a while since I've had a fresh Ideapad but if you have a partition that is nothing but the built-in apps and drivers, yes you can copy it. For OKR you need to maintain that partition. If you don't care about using OKR by all means use the space.

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Question: partitions

I just put together a new barebones system (ecs K7VMA motherboard w/ 750 duron, 256 meg memory). The problem is my hard drive is a 10 gig maxtor and it shows up that way in bios, but not in scan disc and windows. When I scan disk it shows two drives are ok (c: & d. When I click on the only drive in windows C: it says I only have 4 gig hard drive. Before the new system I did partition the hard drive, but when I did the new system I fdisk and used the whole drive. What could be wrong? It's a wndows ME OS.
 

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Question: Partitions

Sometimes when I restart my computer, Probably 75% of the time, When I boot up, it says that I have no hard drives, In bios it doesent register them, And since they both are Western Digital, I tried the diagnostic Disk... Doesen't work... I haven't had the problem until about a month or two after I installed the new 40 GB... There are 2 HD's the 40 GB and a 4GB... Thanks, Kirk
 

Answer:Partitions

You might try replacing the battery on the motherboard....
 

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Question: 3 Partitions?

I don't understand why I have 3 primary partitions on my drive when I've never done anything with my partitions since I've bought the computer. My C: is NTFS, and then I have 2 unlabeled partitions, one is a FAT 55MB, and the other a FAT32 5 GB partition. I tried to attach a screenshot in a docx file but it wouldn't let me.

Anyway, can anyone help me with this?

Answer:3 Partitions?

Some OEM computers have one partition for the operating system and a second for recovery. Could you please tell us what the make and model is of your computer?

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Sorry if this is lack of common sense stuff >.<.

Its been so frustrating lately with this stuff lately.


Basically i'm wondering if it matters if I have partitioned my hd when using the system recovery thing at the boot screen. I haven't tried but goggling tells me there's destructive and non destructive options.

My pc is so infected with something, its disabled all scanning software just about, and just took out avg as well. every google link is redirected, its supposedly some backdoor crap, i just wanna reformat -.-.

when I first got this pc it came with vista and a friend told me how to partition a small portion to use with windows xp, so im on D drive with xp. I wasn't sure if doing the system recovery would be effected by that? The recovery itself is on a separate partition too, Recovery(E). Would the system recovery by chance just delete D and go back to how it was when I bought it, C with vista?

Answer:Partitions and sys rec

The recovery program *should* only recover the boot partition and restore it to the C: drive. When it does that it's possible it will overwrite the information that allows you to dual boot your system. I would suggest backing up anything important before doing the restore. The recovery typically wipes everything from the system drive.

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I have a system using 2 hard drives, the main c: drive is a 30 GB drive and my secondary drive is an 80 GB drive. My problem is that the c: drive is filling up. I'm running Win XP on c: and Win 98 on the big drive. I believed it was possible to partition the large drive so that some of it is allocated to the c: partition. I have, erm, acquired Partition Magic 6, but I can find no option that allows this. Can anyone help? Thanks

Answer:Partitions and 2 HD's

You want to have a partition across two physical disks??Not sure you can do this!!"I have, erm, acquired Partition Magic 6.."Spot the software pirate then. Go on, i challenge you!

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Question: Partitions

Okay I am in the middle of reinstalling xp. I am to the point of the partitions. It says I have C: partition 1 (NTFS 76285 MB (60588 MB free)
and then an unpartioned space at 8MB. When I go to the C: it says I am installing 2 copies of Xp and it will be unstable. What do I do??

Answer:Partitions

Hi .Tell us what you are trying to do .A clean install (which eliminates everything currently on the C: partition/drive) or a repair install (which leaves programs installed, data files intact).Which do you want to accomplish?What are you using as the install mechanism (Microsoft XP CD, restore partition/disk, etc.)?Why do you want to reinstall XP?Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964 How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm Louis

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Question: Partitions

I have one hard drive that is partitioned (C&D) Is there a way, without re-formatting, of removing the partition and just have a C Drive?

Answer:Partitions

What size is the drive?Partitions are actually quite a good idea if used correctly, operating system and standard software on one partition, set the defaults to save and store all emails, letters, data, pictures and music on another partition then when you repair or reinstall the operating system all your data is safely on the other. there are a many products that can do this the only problem with almost them all is that to remove the partition they will destroy all data on the drive!the only product i know that works without doing that, is VCom/PowerQuest PartitionMagic 8.0 or 8.02, this product will remove the partition without destroying any operating system or removing any data. this version will work with Fat32, Fat16, and NTFS etc. it will remove, resize, add more partitions.Swissknife and all others will remove or resize but any data will be destroyedany older and it will not work with NTFS or the newer versions from Symantec who purchased this product mixed it with a dose of salts and ruined it.

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Hi, i initially had windows vista in C: installed. Then i installed windows 7 in H:
Im using dual boot.

Now i want to move to win 7, but the H: has only 25 gb. C: has 115 gb.

I want to remove vista and increase the H: size to 80 gb.

What should i do, and what software use. Also i heard i might have boot problems coz the boot files are in c:

Help please

Answer:What should i do with my partitions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by newtr0n


Hi, i initially had windows vista in C: installed. Then i installed windows 7 in H:
Im using dual boot.

Now i want to move to win 7, but the H: has only 25 gb. C: has 115 gb.

I want to remove vista and increase the H: size to 80 gb.

What should i do, and what software use. Also i heard i might have boot problems coz the boot files are in c:

Help please


N

yes there is the boot file complication. Its do-able. You cant do it with the built in HD mangement system. You need an app like parigon disk suite, or partition wizard home edition (my favorite). You are also going to have to do some boot loader editing using an app lik bcdedit. there is instruciotsn for its use here. BCDEDIT - How to Use

Hope this helped and let us know if you need any help with this

Ken

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I have a PC that is currently setup with two partitions, c and d. I want to get rid of the d partition and have that space added back to the c drive with no partitioning. Currently the d drive has a small amount of data on it that can easily be transferred to a dvd. Can I do this without destroying the current c drive setup, programs etc. Thanks in advance. Joyjg

Answer:Get Rid Of Two Partitions

Hi joyjg,It should be easy. Take a look at this: http://vaioz.com/removepartition.htmlGood luck!

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I have just received my new lenovo but....found some problems with the partitionsI thought that the D partitions, in which i would like to store my docs, would be the bigger one, but not.C, which holds the windows files is like 200gb and D is only 30gb. i'm about to shrink C and to expand D and also to delete the hidden partition... forgetting about the one key recovery...the question is: am i going to have some problems with the windows 7 installation? if so... what else can i do because i can't live with 30gb for my docs (music, movies, photos, etc) thanks in advance

Answer:Help with partitions

It's not understandable which exact problems do you expect within Win7 installation?I suggest it will be jsut fine.





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Question: PARTITIONS

What are the  partitions such as Recovery partition, EFI partition, OEM partition  ? Want to know the default factory partition when new laptop bought.

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Question: Partitions

I have a partition on my hd and I can not seem to remove it and use the space. I use xp with sp2.
thanks for any help

Answer:Partitions

try cute partition manager. Make sure you delete the right partition. CPM can be downloaded then you can create an .ISO(using the little tool they give you) and burn it to a cd/dvd using any burningn software, imgburn is my favortie..


Hope it helps.

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Question: Partitions, et al

I have attempted to read most of the postings regarding One Key recovery and partitions.  I am an old guy who knows how to get around the keyboard pretty well, but whose eyes glaze over when the technical jargon is the primary means of communication.  So I think I had better post my question and hope for some really understanding techie who can reply in fairly basic language.  So here goes. I purchased a Lenovo V570 in February, 2012.  I had my desktop cloned to the new laptop so I would not have to re-load everything.  I got my computer back from the tech and then immediately (2 hours later) left the country for 2 months.  I did not have a chance to test everything before I left and found out in the airport my wireless was now inoperative! So I worked with Lenovo on line (via lan cable) for over 25 hours total to get it running.  But they told me when I returned to the States to send it back to the factory. So when I returned I backed up the hard drive to a external backup drive and sent it back to Lenovo.  I got it back the same day I left for an indeterminate stay on a small island just off Puerto Rico.  So I have zero chance of getting technical support on my question here. Lenovo reset everything back to factory fresh and here is my problem. I am scared to death to restore the backup to the machine.  I am afraid it will do exactly the same thing that happened before. So: 1)  Can I set up... Read more

Answer:Partitions, et al

You write:"I had my desktop cloned to the new laptop so I would not have to re-load everything. "That is just wrong, sorry. Different machines, things will not workthe same.
 
If you restore the backup, you may have a mess on your hands again.

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Question: Partitions

how to do partitions of HDD or change them
 

Answer:Partitions

Hi and welcome,
Changing partitions can lead to data loss if you're not careful. Two things to do first ...
- backup all your important docs, pics etc etc to external media
- ensure you have the means to re-install your o/s

Could you explain what it is you are seeking to do so people can give specific advice? What is your current partition set up?

Thanks.
Richard
 

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Hi All, I have just installed Windowson a new H/D.Eneded up with 3 partitions, C,E, F.How do I merge E and F from w/in Windows so that I have just 2 partitions C and E?Is it possible ordo I have to start again from scratch.rickf

Answer:HELP, HELP with partitions

Do you have any data on E and F?IF not, go into disk management and delete both then creante a new one,Right click my computer, choose manage then disk management.

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Question: Partitions

At the moment, I have a 500GB hard drive. If I bought a second 500GB hard drive, would I be able to merge them so it all goes to C:?

Answer:Partitions

No. They are 2 separate drives and would be recognized by the system that way.

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