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Recover an unallocated dynamic volume.

Question: Recover an unallocated dynamic volume.

I accidentaly deleted the volume D from by dynamic disk0 and it now shows as unallocated space. Is there any way to revert that?

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Answer: Recover an unallocated dynamic volume.

Hi papoos, welcome to 7F!

I have never had cause to use: Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1, but I believe the Partition Recovery Wizard will do what you need.
There is a Video tutorial link below the screenshot.

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HELP. Just made Recovery Drive by creating a small partition drive (50 Gb) on an external USB HD (500 Gb). It all seemed to go well after a copy of the Recovery Drive was made. I had two other partition drives containing important files on the same USB HD and they were still being recognized and accessible. I then did a recovery copy of the drivers and applications to Recovery Drive and suddenly the two other partitions disappeared. I can only see the Recovery Drive and unallocated volume on the USB HD. Can someone help me to find how to recover the missing partition drives from a large unallocated volume? What did I do wrong?

OS. Windows 8.1

Thanks so much for your help.

Answer:How to recover drives from unallocated volume?

Try this program:

Free Partition Manager for Window PC | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition

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hi,

i have a single hard drive with 2 partitions. 1st partition with win7 OS and the second strictly for data.
yesterday i decided to try software raid using windows disk management.
firstly, i added another identical but empty hard drive into the computer. boot it up and went into disk management. i right-clicked on the 2nd partition (data partition) on the original hard drive, and selected add mirror. after a few seconds, the disk management tell me an error "failed redundancy" on both my old 2nd partition and the hard drive i just added. so without thinking much, i decided to delete volume on the new hard drive (bad move!), and guess what, it deleted the new hard drive volume together with the original hard drive's 2nd partition (contains data!). now it is showing as unallocated space and i have not format nor create a new volume over it.(i think the data is still intact)

is there anyway to recover the volume? please help!

*i know there is a fix within windows using dmdiag but that is for non-mirror volume(dynamic disk) only. also tried with easeus partition master but still unable to recover the partition as it is a dynamic disk.


*minitool partition recovery doesnt work either for dynamic disk..any other recommendation?

Answer:recover a dynamic volume in win7?

hi guys,

will converting my dynamic disk to basic hinder my chances of recovery? the reason i asked this is because my dynamic disk now is showing unallocated space and the partition recovery software i used wont recover it because its not a basic disk. can someone tell me is it a good idea to try converting it back to basic?

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Okay i have this 250gb drive which was running as "dynamic" before when i last checked it in the disk management, now it says unallocated, and obviously i cannot see it in the drives list now and use it.
The problem is that this drive is very much filled with important stuff, and i so don't feel like losing what's inside, i know the stuff is still there since i haven't done any kind of formatting, so i need help how to get the drive back to working state without doing any harm to its contents.
I'm not going to do anything to it until i know for sure what i can do.
 

Answer:Dynamic hard drive became unallocated?

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hi i would like to ask you how to shrink volume and then create new volume so that it will convert from basic to dynamic. is there any method in windows 10 thnx i will wait for your reply.

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I'm hoping someone can help me please. I have an HP laptop running W10 and want to convert from HDD to a Samsung SSD. The cloning utility from Samsung will only work if the volumes on the HDD are basic, but for some reason on this particular HDD they are dynamic. How to I convert them from dynamic to basic?
Thanks in advance.
 

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When I built my computer I left 10 gigs out of my HD partitioning (meaning I set up a 140 gig HD with one 130 gig partition so windows doesn't see the other 10 gigs) because i was going to use it for Gigabyte motherboard's HD backup program . As someone pointed out, it doesn't make much sense to backup a HD on itself. So now I want to recover the 10 gigs to try out the Windows 7 RC. How can I do this?

Thanks.
 

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I have recently carried out a clean intall of Vista after some problems with XP.I now have a partition on my hard disk with 5GB of unallocated disk space.Looking at Computer Management/Storage from left to right, which I think important, I have: Black Header - Unallocated disk space 5.4GB.Dark Blue Header - Windows(C:)97.51GB NTFS Healthy (sytem boot etc.)Light Blue Header, Dark Green Band (extended partition): (D:)89.01GB NFTS Healthy (logical drive)How do I recover the lost space and add it to one of the partitions. The "extend partition" option is greyed out on both the C: & D: partitions. I have Partition Magic, but from reading other posts it can cause poblems in Vista and should not be used.Any help would be appreciated.Axel

Answer:Recover Unallocated 5GB Partition

You sure its not Mb

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I have 443gig of unallocated space. The disk management thing says so. I want to put it on my C:\ drive. I am not sure why or how I did this. Whenever I set this diskspace aside was a long time ago, I guess I did it?. How do I "regain/recapture" this disk space. Here is the pic: Thank you in advance!

OS Is Win 10

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Hi guys
I've spent nearly all day on this problem.
I recently upgraded to a larger SSD, ran a fresh install of Window7 Prof. I noticed that the Terra-byte drive now has half of its size partitioned. I do not remember doing this and have been unsuccessful in trying to get it undone. I have browsed this forum and read all that I could find relevant. I am unable to get any response from the unallocated partition of D drive. Any right click command is greyed out. All the advice I have tried has had no remedy... please help!!!!!!!
Hope the image below works and helps.
Thanks
Cheers, Willow

Answer:How do I recover unallocated hd partition?

I hate to tell you this but your install is IMHO all screwed up.
You say you did a fresh/new install of Win 7 Pro.
Well it seems you left the other hard drives in the system when doing this and you did not move the new SSD to the top of the drive list in the bios before you started the install.
Which made the install routine see the TB drive as the first drive in the system. Windows ALWAYS copies files to the FIRST drive in the system when installing. In this case it created the 100MB system reserve partition on the TB drive where it should of been placed on the new SSD drive.
What all this means is if you remove the TB drive the system will not boot.
I would suggest you start over making sure either the new SSD drive is the only drive in the system when doing the OS install or that it is listed in the BIOS as the first drive in the system and connected to SATA port 1 with the other drives also connected.

I personally would do a new fresh install with only the SSD in the system connected to SATA port 1.

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Okay so I know a little about computers but not enough to figure this out so I thought I would try this forum out....so basically what happened to me was i wanted to do a system restore to a previous point and windows wouldnt let me until i performed disk check but everytime i tried to perform disk check after startup it wouldnt work so i thought i would go into recovery console with my windows cd but i didnt have my windows 7 cd on me so i used the hp disc that came with my laptop and once i put it in and started up my computer it started to put it back to factory condition by formatting the drive so when i saw it was formatting it was still at one percent so I freaked and popped open my drive and then everytime i tried to boot it would say missing boot manager files and i basically tried everything to fix that but it didnt work so i just ended up installing windows 7 again on my separate internal d drive and now my c drive that used to contain windows 7 is all unallocated space and i was wondering if there was any way i could possibly recover this drive back to its original state before it became unallocated since it was only the boot files that were deleted?

Thanks

Answer:help to recover c:\ drive that became unallocated

Welcome!

I hate to say this, but it looks like your only option is trying data recovery software.

Here are some free programs you can try:

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

DiskDigger | The trusted data recovery solution

I have had good luck with Kernel Data Recovery, but alas, it costs $40. You can download the trial version and see what is recoverable, but you will have to pay to actually do it.

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Okay so I know a little about computers but not enough to figure this out so I thought I would try this forum out....so basically what happened to me was i wanted to do a system restore to a previous point and windows wouldnt let me until i performed disk check but everytime i tried to perform disk check after startup it wouldnt work so i thought i would go into recovery console with my windows cd but i didnt have my windows 7 cd on me so i used the hp disc that came with my laptop and once i put it in and started up my computer it started to put it back to factory condition by formatting the drive so when i saw it was formatting it was still at one percent so I freaked and popped open my drive and then everytime i tried to boot it would say missing boot manager files and i basically tried everything to fix that but it didnt work so i just ended up installing windows 7 again on my separate internal d drive and now my c drive that used to contain windows 7 is all unallocated space and i was wondering if there was any way i could possibly recover this drive back to its original state before it became unallocated since it was only the boot files that were deleted?

Thanks

Answer:help to recover c:\ drive that became unallocated

This is a windows Vista forums, you may get a faster reply at our windows 7 site - Windows 7 Forums

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I was having problems installing a SSD on an old computer and decided that it may be incompatible and not having another drive available I partitioned my existing 500g drive and tried to copy the Cdrive to it and go with that. I used Macrium reflect to clone the drive and it apparently deleted the partition. Any ways to recover the lost files?

Answer:How to recover from unallocated space

Hum you could try Recuvva Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

Plus did you prepare the SSD with this first? SSD Alignment

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Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.

Answer:How do I recover an unallocated partition?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kittyhawk63


Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.


This is really easy if you use a 3rd party app like Paragon disk suite. Free to try

1-delete partition with no drive letter
2-expand the HP partition

Thats it

Let us know when you are ready to do it or if you need help

Ken

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I'm using windows 7 home basic 32 bit.
For some reasons I need to reinstall it a few weeks ago.
At the time of installation I deleted 'system reserved' & 'local disk C' partitions & install new version of windows.
After installation there is 3mb unallocated space.
How I recover that?

I used many partion managers. but this 3mb unallocated space not recovered yet.
If anyone knows solution to this problem, please help me?

Answer:How to recover unallocated space?

Suppose you can't recover the 3 mb of space.

Will you be able to cope with that?

Or will you be in a constant state of anxiety and frustration?

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Hello everyone,
My sister recently bought a HP Laptop.I am just an average user.So without much knowledge I messed up the partitions.I'm attaching a screenshot to show the condition.Now I want to recover the unallocated space either by combining it to C drive or by making it a separate drive (I prefer combing to C).

Now I've searched every forum and gone through every video on youtube but haven't found a solution.Everyone is suggesting that I should delete recovery drive in order to utilize the unallocated space.The thing is I cannot delete it because my sister is already pissed and then things will get worse.

For those who say not possible, I personally believe that in this era where there are so many computer experts out there, someone might have the solution that I'm looking for.

I just want to utilize the unallocated space(preferably combine with C), without deleting anything or any drives... PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE HELP ME

Answer:[Help] Recover Unallocated Space

Hi

I will start by explaining why you can't create a new partition using the free space. By default an MBR based partition table will have only four slots available. In your case, all four slots are filled so there is no more room for another new partition is available. If you just delete the "HP Tools" partition, you will be able to create a 375 GB sized primary partition for data storage. It is also possible to convert the "HP Tools" partition to "Logical" and then you will be able to create a new 'Logical" volume using the 373 GB free space. However i am not going in to the details as your goal is to add the free space to "C".

I would suggest the below steps.

1. Download and install "Partition Wizard" from the below link.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
2. Run the tool and move the "HP Tools" partition to the end of unallocated space. The tools partition will be moved near to the recovery partition and the fee space will be moved next to the "C" drive.

3. Expand the "C" drive to cover the entire free space.
The whole process is nicely described on the official tutorial : Do you want to get extended partitions when partition space shortage happens?.

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I have only recently got my vista laptop with 160GB hard disc and I tried to divide the main volume, thinking it would be better to have two smaller volumes. I ended up with a volume (62 GB)which is now allocated as unallocated. When I right click on this and try and create a new simple volume it says I cannot because the disk has the max no of partitions.There is 1 for 94mB Eisa Configuration, 1 for 2.50GB Primary partition, 1 for 74GB containing all my c drive and 1 for 10GB Primary partition. Last two are NTFS. I realise the above holds recovery etc but my question is if I cant have more than four, how do I get back the 62GB which is unallocated. I have never partitioned a disc before so this is a new subject for me and I am terrified of wiping the main volume. As simple language as possible would be appreciated as I am not very confident in this area of computing.thanks

Answer:unallocated volume on C:

The EISA will probably contain a few diagnostic utilities. Best left alone and it's very small anyway. The 10Gb primary is probably your reinstall partition and again should be left alone. 74Gb speaks for itself. What puzzles me is the 2.5Gb. Can you see in My Computer or Explorer and is anything on it. This partiton does not make any sense.

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So my external hdd has of 500gb from iomega has served me for quite some years but today my laptop (main pc) just does not show it anymore and I cannot for the life of me get access to the files which were on there.
here is what i know so far.

- Drive shows up in devicemanager as Mass storage
- drive shows up in the screen to eject mass storage devices
- disk management shows that the entire 465gb worth of storage has been unallocated with a black bar above it

So after searching for a bit I found a program called EASEUS data recovery wizard. it started scanning the drive and showed all the folders and files that were on the disk, ALL OF THEM and that made me really happy. However when it was completely done scanning it created a special kind of file to just organize every single file in the document based on type rather then the order and state they were in previously and besides that, the full program would cost me 50$

I looked for more programs and then found Partition recovery Wizard Minitools, it started scanning but instead of one partition it showed a bunch of partitions of about 600 mb's each. I really have clue what it means and i do not know if it is a good thing or a bad thing

in case it turns out to be a bad thing, what do i do next?

Answer:help recover external hdd with unallocated space.

Well it appears your external hard drive has failed, Data recovery can be expensive $50 is cheap IF it can work????? That's a big IF. Minitool will work with you with there paid version. Again IF it will work. These are consumer tool not professional tools. So how important is your data. Sorry I can't be helpful here at all.

One think you might try is to get the External drive out of its enclosure and hook it up directly to SATA connection in your computer and hope that it only the Connection or the actual enclosure chipset that is failing?

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Some how I've ended up with a unallocated hard drive...40 gig.At the moment Im using a ?Ubuntu Live CD?, which has ?Gnome? partition editor.As at the moment when I try too boot from the harddrive it tells me ? no file system present?. ( that being Windows XP Pro), which I have on the hard drive...I was trying to install ?Ubuntu?.What I would like to know is:Can I restore the unallocated hard drive to ?active? to a primary hard drive, so it boots on starting the laptop, as Im sure the files are still on their.Can I use the create a new partition, unformatted using the Gnome editor, or should I create it using the ?ntfs? file system.Please help,,,as I know Ive made a sill mistake...thanks

Answer:How to recover a unallocated hard drive

Sounds like your Ubuntu install went south and trashed the master boot record.  Where's Rob when you need him  Alan <>< 

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Hi,

I'm trying to recover the data (including some treasured family photos) from a Western Digital 320GB HDD that died in my sister's desktop HP PC using my Windows 7 work Dell laptop. I can only see the disk using Disk Management, where it shows as unallocated.



The drive itself failed (was making horrible clicking noises) and I have since replaced the board using a duplicate drive bought from eBay. I have been following advice from this thread, and have been running a so-called 'quick scan' using the free version of Mini Tool Partition Wizard Home Edition's Partition Recovery Wizard. It's been running for over 5 days now on a 320GB drive, and is only a fraction of the way through.



So my question is this, am I wasting my time doing the 'quick scan'? At this rate I will be lucky if it finishes before Christmas. Please someone tell me there's a faster way?

Answer:How can I recover data from HDD now showing as Unallocated?

The number of sectors shown on the PRW image seems way too large for a 320GB HDD. Usually when a partition is lost the HDD has died or is dying. The clicking noise you heard is evidence the drive is gone. There's only two moving parts in an HDD, the spinning disks/platters and the Voice Coil Relay that moves the arms that hold read/write heads across the disk/s, the clicking is from the VCR 'snapping' the arms back against the stop/rest.
How a Hard Drive Works - YouTube

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Have a good day,
I have 1 physical drive 80Gb, divided into 2 partitions: C and D
C is System (WinXP)
D is Data
Yesterday, i got a virus. I rebooted, and used Acronis True Image to restore backup from Secure Zone (this backup was for Partition C). Secure Zone was ok, but Partition C and D were unallocated. I recovered partition C by using a backup in Secure Zone. After recovering, partition D was still unallocated.
I didn't do anything since then.
When i run Partition Magic 8, i saw this unallocated partition
Will my data in partition D be lost when i resize Partition C to 80Gb
Please help me to recover my data in partition D,
it was very important to me !!!

I'm wating for your advices

Thanks and Best Regards

Answer:Recover Data in Unallocated Partition

Greetings khanh4all, and Welcome to TSF,

Considering this....


Quote:




Yesterday, i got a virus.




I suggest before you go to any drastic measures, you read this.....

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

...follow the guidelines and steps and post your HJT Log in the HJT Forum, as viruses have been known to really weird things.

Good Luck with it.

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Hello. I was recovering my OS (win 8) when a disk error occurred which did not allow me to access the partition which has the recovery files. Eventually I installed an OS but found a partition with needed files has become unallocated space. I would like to allocate the 300 gig partition and also recover the files if they are there. I do not want to merge it with the C: drive. I thought I was protecting my files by saving to a separate partition in the event the OS need be re installed. 
 
Any Suggestions?
 
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Recover files from a unallocated partition 8.1

It's possible the original partition table was wiped when you reinstalled. The best way to approach it is to recover the files first but you will need a recovery drive with at least the same amount of space as the data you plan to recover.
 
Download Testdisk for Windows. Unzip to a folder on the desktop and run it. Do a Quick Search. Is should pick up a number of partitions on the drive. Highlight each and press the "P" key until you find the files you are looking for. If not then do a Deeper Search. If you do find your files,  you can recover all of them by pressing "a" and then upper case "C" or highlight individual files/directories by pressing the ":" key and then upper case "C" to copy. 
 
Because the default location of recovery is the folder you started Testdisk from, it would be best to unzip the testdisk folder to a external drive with enough capacity to recover all  your data and start the program from that folder.
 
Here is a step by step guide using Testdisk. 

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Hi. My main internal hard drive expired unexpectedly, but in a complete and spectacular fashion. Still not sure what happened, but was not too bothered as all my important and unreplaceable data was backed up on my external drive (baby pictures, music collection, etc.).

I threw in another hard drive I had lying round (had Windows 98 on it) and tried to install WIN XP Pro from the CD.

I managed to do this OK, but when I tried to find my external drive it's not there. Computer Management lets me see the disk but it's got a black line underneath which says it's unallocated.

Anyone know how to restore or make a new partition without completly loosing these files?. I've searched all the topics that I can find of the forum, but really don't know what I'm doing, so decided to seek advice before really screwing it up.

Thanks for your help.
Aaron.
 

Answer:Recover Unallocated Partition on Xternal Drive

Somehow the MBR / partition tables on the external must have become corrupted. Needless to say all recovery actions are dangerous.

Below someone who had similar type of issue and who fixed it.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=185922

Prior to attempting this, I would try to copy your data off the drive and to this end would suggest using Puppy Linux which may (probably) be able to read the data.

See post below as to how to do this.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=187443

There are other avenues which can be followed for data retrieval some swear by Data Doctor. You may even use the suggestion made by the user in the top post ie Partition Find & Mount.

Good Luck
 

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My computer is running windows 7. It have 5 partition: C (windows), D, E, F, I. D: and F: partition is encrypted with bitlocker. I tried to shrink D for 2GB free volume wih diskmgmt in windows 7. After that, F: drive disappear on windows but It still appear on diskmgmt as unlocated partition. I tried to used Active recovery partition but It cannot solve the problem. Please tell me how?
Many thanks,

Answer:How to recover a unallocated partition with bitlocker encryption

Hello John,

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing all of your HDD's layout to help us better understand what options you may have?

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I was trying to create recovery media on a USB stick for my new laptop but for some reason it wasn't working. I kept trying it and eventually it worked. A while later I came to access my USB hard drive but it wasnt showing up in My Computer. I checked Disk Management and found my USB HDD had a 32gb RAW partition and a 2.7TB Unallocated Space partition.

So it looks like the recovery media application was trying to write to my USB HDD instead of my USB stick. It obviously didn't write anything to the HDD as the 32gb partition is a RAW format.

I have tried two pieces of partition recovery software but they only find loads of little partitions.

I haven't tried any file recovery software yet. I was hoping I could use partition recovery software.

Could anyone help me out?

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I installed Windows 10 on a new PC, with OS on Samsung 950 PRO. For data disk, at this stage, I use a Samsung 840 PRO which I transferred from my old 8.1 PC.

The data disk now shows in diskmanagment 351MB unallocated space, and 119 GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition).
How can I reclaim the 351MB unallocated to get maximum capacity of the data disk?
Maybe this a standard case of repartitioning, but I am not familiar with that and do not know how to do it.
Thanks for the help.

Answer:Recover unallocated space on data disk

Case 1:
If the 351 GB unallocated partition is on the right of the 119GB primary partition then:
right click on the 119GB partition->extend volume.
Case 2:
If the 351GB is on the left of the 119GB primary partition then:
Create a primary partition for 351GB by right click on it->Create Simple and follow the screen to create a primary partition, format, assign a letter..Move all data from the 119GB partition to the newly created 351GB PartitionRight click on 119GB -> Delete VolumeRight click on the 351GB -> Extend Volume.

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I must have been lapsing in concentration on Friday. I was restoring an image from a backup drive partition and stupidly pulled the power supply for that drive thinking it was the printer. (I know - don't grin like that!)
The upshot is that the NTFS partition became unallocated. About 350Gb. Any tried and tested solutions or am I resigned to reconstructing the backups as best I can? It's impossible to replicate some of the material on there anyway.
I have tried Recuva which is hopelessy inadequate although it found some picture files and reported that the they had not been overwritten.

Answer:Recover data from Unallocated Backup Drive

Ignore this one - an inadvertent double post.

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I must have been lapsing in concentration on Friday. I was restoring an image from a backup drive partition and stupidly pulled the power supply for that drive thinking it was the printer. (I know - don't grin like that!)
The upshot is that the NTFS partition became unallocated. About 350Gb. Any tried and tested solutions or am I resigned to reconstructing the backups as best I can? It's impossible to replicate some of the material on there anyway.
I have tried Recuva which is hopelessy inadequate although it found some picture files and reported that the they had not been overwritten.

Answer:Recover data from Unallocated Backup Drive

Have a look at Testdisk http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk I have used it in the past to recover data from a wrongly formatted partition.

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I cant seem to extend my E drive... E drive is supposely not with any OS
C is my Win7 and D is my WinXp ... so why i cant extend my E drive???

Answer:I have unallocated space but i cant extend the volume

Hmm, problems.

I'm pretty sure that once created an Extended partition (containing the logical partitions C: and E: in your screenshot) cannot be resized. I had a similar problem and had to delete the logical partitions first, then delete the Extended partition, create the logical partitions again with bigger sizes. With Windows 7 in one of those partitions, that does not look like an option for you.

You might be able to create a brand new partition and move some folders from E: into it

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I have HP pavilion dv6 3300 notebook running in win 7 home edition sp1
The whole hard disk was 1 partition so i used SHRINK VOLUME in disk management to cut out some space to make new drives
One drive ( E : ) is ok but when i tried to make another one using the unallocated space , it gave me the next error ...


What should i do ??
Need help about that
Thanks

Answer:Can't create new volume in unallocated space

The only place you can currently make a new partition is within the "logical partition"--drive E.

Your alternative is to get rid of some of the other partitions.

You could expand your C drive to take up that unallocated space, but you can't turn the unallocated space into a new partition---unless you delete some of your other partitions.

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Hi everyone,

I was shrinking one of my volumes to get some unallocated space for a new volume, where I want to install Windows 8. However, I did not pay too much attention of the state of the disk and it is possible that I might have performed the shrinking on the volume when it was "unhealthy" or something, I didn't think it is going to be a big deal. Now, the shrinked volume does not show in the old volume, but I don't see it as unallocated either. I tried using software like partition wizard and easyUS, but they don't seem to recognize the unallocated volume either. The question is, is there a way to ...find that unallocated volume without formatting the relevant volume? Attached is a screen shot, where this capacity "phemomenon" can be seen. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Unable to see the unallocated volume after shrinking

The problem is that you converted your HD to Dynamic which is only meant to be used to span a partition across multiple HD's. Apparently you didn't see the warning message when you added a partition.

You can only have four Primary partitions or 3 Primary and unlimited Logical. Had you asked us we would have advised you that to keep HP Recovery and Diagnostics tools (OEM) partitions bootable you'd need to convert C to Logical to add another adjacent partition.

The solution to reconvert to Basic non-destructively is to boot free Partition Wizard CD version 4.2 which is the last one which offers this as a free feature: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live.

Download the ISO, rightclick to burn it to CD using Windows Image Burner, or use ImgBurn.

Back up the files on partition which tipped disk to Dynamic which will need to be deleted before disk will convert back to Basic. If it won't boot you can Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console.

Boot CD, follow these video steps: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

After conversion to Basic, set C to Logical then create a new adjacent Logical partition for Win8:
How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help

If you need further help post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums and describe what you want to do.

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Intel COre 2 duo E4500 2.20 ghz4GB Ram9400GT Nvidia 1 Gb160x2 Samsung sata(No Raid)OS- Win7 UltimateDescription:Both hard drive started to make the clicking sound and was not ready to boot.Performed clean installation but was unable to do on both.Finally, was able to perform clean installation on Logical drives and able to boot to win7.Used disk mgmt and troubleshooted to get unallocated spaces for both from the Primary. BUTThe drive which contains the OS (only/alone) does not allow to create a New Simple volume.All options are grayed out except create a Simple Volume which leads to the above "error message".Screen-shot available : [email protected] IDEAS TECHIES OF THE WORLD ???ANY HELP WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED AND STILL APPRECIATED IF THIS ISSUE CANNOT BE UNRESOLVED BY ANY OF THE MEMBERS. ; )THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR TIME.GOD BLESS !Regards,Abraham

Answer:Cannot Create New Volume In Unallocated Space

That may have something to do with your installing it on a logical drive instead of a primary partition.Download the hard drive manufacturer's hard drive utility ISO image and burn bootable CD. Then use this to evaluate your hard drives for problems. Any noise coming out of a hard drive typically would indicate replacing the drive (I would not trust it). If you get an all clear from the software and still want to risk it then use their software to delete all partitions and then try reinstalling windows again, use Custom and Partition/Format and see if you can create only one partition (leave other partitions to Disk Manager to create later) to install Windows 7 on. If you are using 2 drives, use ONLY one plugged in for evaluation, partition/formatting, and during the Windows 7 install (the first one at least, if you are using multiple bootable drives). All of this said, I would probably just replace the drives.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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see attached. I've just bought this new 4TB HDD (disk 2) to replace other 500GB (disk 3).

After having viewed a few tutorials on YouTube I did "Shrink Volume" on the primary partition (when that's all there was) and created the 1.6GB space.

When right clicking on the Unallocated space, all options except Parameters and Help are greyed, so I cannot click on New Simple Volume which all tutorials indicate I must do to give it a drive letter.

If I try to Extend Volume on the primpary partition, I get the following error message:
Only the first 2TB are usable on large MBR disks.
Cannot create partitions beyond the 2TB mark, nor convert the disk to dynamic.

Does this mean the 1.6GB unallocated space is lost?

please help.

Answer:Unallocated space on new 4TB external HDD, how can I name this volume?

MBR only supports up to 2TB per partition. You'll need to convert your disk to GPT, that unfortunately requires UEFI support.
Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk

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I just changed my laptop drive from a SSD 180 GB to a 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash hybrid drive. I cloned the old drive successfully and now need to extend the Windows partition to include the unallocated space. When I try to using GParted, the Disk Management tools in Windows, and Magic Partition, I get errors.

Answer:Unallocated Space--Cannot Extend Volume

Could you post a shot of disk management.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hi,
 
I went through all the steps to partition my hard drive but when I get to the last step on the "Format Partition" screen and click "finish" I get the following error: "you cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because this disk already contains the maximum numer of partitions".
 
I'm trying to partition space to also install Windows 7 because Windows 8 is not compatible w/my graphics card and Intel doesn't have an updated driver.
 
Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Answer:You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because...

Hi justmeinflorida,
 
It says in the error message you are receiving that "you cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because this disk already contains the maximum number of partitions".
 
Are you getting this error message when trying to install Windows 7 from the CD or from within Windows 8?
 
I am going to assume it is from within Windows 8 for now.  How many partitions do you currently have?
 
To check, please open disk management:
1) Go to Start -> Run (Shortcut is Windows Key + R)
2) Type diskmgmt.msc
3) Click OK.
4) Disk management will open up.
 
For example on my computer I have the following partitions:
On Disk 0, I have 3 partitions.  One called System Reserved, one called (D:) Windows 7  and one called (C:) Windows 8.
On Disk 1, I have 1 partition.  One called Data (F:).
 
If you have any questions regarding my post, please do not hestitate to ask me.
 
Thank you.

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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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Hey guys, it was just that the blue screen came up while I was on Windows 7, and afterwards, the computer would not boot Windows, gives a blue screen.
But my Ubuntu as a 2nd operating system installed on the same drive works fine. I opened GParted Partition Editor and I have a 596 GB single "unallocated" partition.

I'm pretty sure the files are still in there because it successfully reads and loads Windows system files in Safe Mode, but does not boot them, blue screen again. And my personal files in Ubuntu are still there.

The Win 7 installation USB doesn't install because the hard drive does not appear. So how do I recover my hard drive into its drive C and drive D partitions? I can risk formatting drive C where Windows 7 is in. But I want to recover drive D at all costs.

The System Recovery Options are accessible (ie windows command prompt), but I do not have a restore point.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Recover unallocated win7 hard drive from Ubuntu

Okay got it solved after 4 hours of work. I used GParted Live, as a bootable USB.
In its terminal window, ran the following:

sudo -s
fdisk -l

to monitor hard drive status. After that I ran:

testdisk

which has its own UI you can move around with up down arrows and Enter button to play around your HDD. After that I ran:

fdisk -l

to monitor hard drive status once again to see if it worked. I recommend GParted bootable version rather than the desktop version when a virus screws up your HDD to its entirety.

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Hi guys!

I run Partition Magic in my windows 7 and windows restart but don't boot. I start using linux and could see partition and my files. I try fix boot using testdisk, but my partition turn in unallocated space! Now I can't see my partition nor my files! Can you help me?

Answer:I lost my NTFS partition. Now it is an unallocated space. How recover

Download the Paragon free try Rescue kit:
Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning
Try the undelete partition option.
Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition Free Download

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i just bought a 3TB external hard drive. i noticed it reads kind of slowly, especially when i first open it in explorer, so i decided to try to partition it.

i saw the tutorial on shrinking and partitioning hard drives on this forum and used the windows 7 disk manager to shrink and partition the hard drive. it partitioned it into 3 parts; one 1.3 TB, and two 700 GB partitions. the 1.3 TB one is the primary volume so i didn't mess with it. i successfully partitioned and formatted the first 700 GB partition into a simple, but for the second one the option for 'new simple volume' is greyed out.

Answer:can't turn second unallocated partition into a simple volume

Could you provide a screenshot of your Disk Management window? Need to see how your HD is partitioned so far before we can address the problem.

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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 got Windows 7 ultimate x64 installed on my laptop, on C partition. The laptop is HP and there are 2 default partitions installed by default and my unallocated space is 490 Gb.

The thing I want is to create new volume. But it said that there is no space, no matter I put 11Gb, 120Gb or maximum amount.

I described it in pictures on superuser, you can see the problem belo9w , but noone helps. Any of you guys?

windows 7 - Cannot create new volume from unallocated space - Super User

Answer:Unable to create new volume from unallocated space on one hdd

Hello mpavlovic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The problem is that the disk already has reached the limit of 4 primary partitions. That's what it's wanting to convert the disk to dynamic when you try to create a 5th primary partition. You do not want to convert the disk to be dynamic since it is the disk that Windows is installed on. Doing so would make Windows unbootable.

You could use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to create a new logical partition with the 492.58 GB unallocated space though. You can use it just like a primary partition.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

when i used my win 10 my (media) Hard disk suddenly unallocated with 2 partition one it. one of the partition was encrypted with bitlocker

Now I used window 7 ultimate and to try to recover my data I follow steps according to the great guide :
http://www.normanbauer.com/2013/07/25/how-to-recover-data-from-a-deleted-bitlocker-enabled-partition/
Now the problem was on the step to create recover.img :
when i type "repair-bde F: E:\recover.img -rp 517253-653510-042988-665027-063393-559515-700700-268211"
I get ERROR: cannot use 517253-653510-042988-665027-063393-559515-700700-268211 (the recovery key) to unlock the input volume, please try different recovery password or recovery key


I am sure that it is the right recovery key. 
I also have identifier and password for the bitlocker partition

PLEASE ADVICE my Data is very important   !

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I have a machine with a dead motherboard. I would like to copy my data to a new machine. My old machine two hard drives configured in a software RAID (dynamic disk). Do I just plug one of them into my new machine, or do I have to do something first since it was part of a software RAID?

Answer:Recover data from Dynamic Disk

If it's a "regular" dynamic disk (as in just a dynamic disk, you didn't RAID it in anyway in previous Windows installation) then you should be able to import the volume directly. I've done this many times back in XP.

But if it's a part of a RAID volume (other than RAID-1)... you are out of luck...

zzz2496

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Alright, so I want to dual boot Ubuntu along side Windows 10. I shrunk my C drive to make a new partition for Ubuntu around 40 GB. However after shrinking the partition, when I try to create a simple volume out of the unallocated space, I get a warning that it will be converted to a dynamic disk and that I will no longer be able to load installed Operating Systems on my Hard Drive. Now, I know that I cannot have more than 4 partitions. The partions on my HDD are:
1. System Partition 100 MB NTFS
2. C dive 296 GB where Windows is.
3. Healthy Recovery 450 MB ( This doesn't show up in This PC)
4. D drive 634 GB. Where I store my data.
Is there any way to create another partition without converting my drive to a dynamic one?

P.S. I am not sure if this is the right category to place this question, but I didn't know where else I could post this.

Answer:Unable to create a simple Volume out of unallocated space.

you could convert your disk to GPT - but would require UEFI support..

You could convert an existing partition to a logicial / extended partition..

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I installed Windows Vista Ultimate x64 last night on a 49GB partition of my hard drive, I had Windows XP Pro installed on the rest of the 180GB of space. I cleared that partition after installing Vista, however, I cannot extend my vista partition into the unallocated space.


http://i33.tinypic.com/11lugbp.jpg

Regards

Answer:Extend Volume - Greyed out, how can I regain unallocated space!

An excellent 3td software, Extend Partition Home Edition can safely and earily increase the C: drive to get more capacity. For more help reference: http://www.extend-partition.com/exte...e-edition.html

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Hi,
I currently just set up my new build. I decided to go with Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB for my hard drive. However, I split the hard drive into two parts: 2 TB and roughly about 770 GB unallocated space. I installed Window 7 on 2TB partition. Now, I decide to use the rest of 770 GB of unallocated space.

I tried to use Computer Management, but it doesn't give me the option to create a new volume from unallocated space. Similar thing happened with EaseUS Partition Master. With Acronis Disk Director, it doesn't even recognize the unallocated space at all!!! So how can I create a new volume or even merge it with my C drive? Do I have to reformat my hard drive and split them again and do a clean installation again?

Note:
I already checked, my BIOS recognizes my hard drive with 3 TB.
The unallocated space is right after my C drive.
There is only 1 primary MBR partition (C drive), and 100 MB system files right before it.
Please help me, since I don't want to waste such a large amount of space like that...T_T

Answer:How do I create a new volume with unallocated space on 3TB hard drive

You need to use a GPT setup.
How to install Windows 64 bit:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

uEFT BIOS setup:
ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard EFI BIOS - YouTube

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Alright, so I want to dual boot Ubuntu along side Windows 10. I shrunk my C drive to make a new partition for Ubuntu around 40 GB. However after shrinking the partition, when I try to create a simple volume out of the unallocated space, I get a warning that it will be converted to a dynamic disk and that I will no longer be able to load installed Operating Systems on my Hard Drive. Now, I know that I cannot have more than 4 partitions. The partions on my HDD are:
1. System Partition 100 MB NTFS
2. C dive 296 GB where Windows is.
3. Healthy Recovery 450 MB ( This doesn't show up in This PC)
4. D drive 634 GB. Where I store my data.
Is there any way to create another partition without converting my drive to a dynamic one?

P.S. I am not sure if this is the right category to place this question, but I didn't know where else I could post this.

Answer:Unable to create a simple Volume out of unallocated space.

you could convert your disk to GPT - but would require UEFI support..

You could convert an existing partition to a logicial / extended partition..

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http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/5476/64853666.png
A picture is worth a thousand words...

How do I fix this!? I need that full unallocated space for installing Win7 and all my apps.

I initially had it partitioned into 3 separate partitions from when I installed Windows 7 beta. One for XP, one for Win7, one for data... SOMEHOW, despite making the Win7 partition AFTER the data partition, the Win7 partition wound up conjoined to the data partition, and now I can't free up the unallocated space from deleting it in order to use it to install the full version.

As you can see I don't have enough free space across my drives to just back up all of the data partition and nuke and pave. How do I reclaim the extra space taken by the extended partition?

I actually went out and BOUGHT Acronis because someone told me I could use it to fix this problem... no dice. It just shows it as adjacent unallocated areas, and won't let me shrink, remove, or join them.

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I have a 160 gb sata drive which is showing up in computer management as a dynamic drive (149.05 gb unallocated online (errors)I need to convert this to a basic drive but nothing I have tried works . It is a Western digital and I have used their data lifeguard which shows it as "9 Gb Smart status ? not available". I have dowloaded test disk but I am not sure how to use this.What I want to do is use this drive to install windows on ( am presently using an old 40 gb ide drive) The sata drive is not new and I don't need to save any data.Hope you can understand this.

Answer:convert dynamic volume

click here

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ok, long story short. i took 2 40 gig ide drives and created a dynamic volume for my documents. i need to rerun windows and wanted to know if the drives will stay merged or if i will have to redo the dynamic drive again once back in windows.

also on another note i'm having problems with partition wizard. it will not allow me to preform any operations, however disk management in windows will. i don't remember if with windows 7 i can merge partitions without loosing data like in previous versions of windows.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Partitioning / Dynamic Volume

Yes, you will have to redo dynamic disk setup again.

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Have a play with Disk Management in Computer Management, here are a few questions if somebody can enlighten me

1) What is the major difference between Dynamic and Basic Volume
It seems Dynamic volume can let you change the size of the volume up or down when there is an adjacent unused physical space, without impairing the files already stored. However Partitions (Basic Volume) can only be extended, and will always requires reformating.

Is there anything else I missed?

2) It seems that Dynamic Volume has a lot more overheads, so it may be a little slower and actual file stored will be less, any opinion on that?

I did notice one of the Dyname Volume started to show massic missing storage space, e.g. Used Space of 30GB only has 7GB realy files on it, absolutely no hidden files there because I created the volume. This happens after shrinking and expanding it up and down a couple of time, BUG?!! If so it is a serious one.

3) Dynamic Volume must be used for Mirroring?

Answer:Basic vs Dynamic volume

Hello ffrree, welcome to Seven Forums!


It is really a bad idea to fool with Dynamic on a Operating System Hard Disk Drive, it has the potential to disable Windows and a clean install is often the only way to correct for that.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Denon-AVR-2...72198?pt=Receivers_Tuners&hash=item588f2f6da6

is there a different product out there that will cheaply let me not get spikes in my volume from my tv?
 

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I have 4 Disks as shown in the pictures.
(different view)

My 9-old HDD 320 GB drive was XP (C:\ DISK 2, Basic), and then I added a 120 GB SSD (S:\ Disk 1, System, Boot, Dynamic, Simple/Spanned) 3 years ago. Its not Active or Primary tho, C: is.

All programs user data on the S: drive. I am running out of space on S drive.

I added a new 240 GB SSD (Dynamic, Disk 3) - which has NO DATA and is Unallocated.
I want to aggregate S: Drive and this 240GB drive into one large volume to meet my space requirements.

However both Partition Magic and Disk Mgs "Extend" option is disabled. (WHY?? - is Extend option on the same physical drive only? Can one not span into other physical Disk Drives?)

Neither can I create a SPANNED Volume - the Spanned volume option is grayed out. (I tried with creating a Dynamic Disk on the 240 GB SSD but same result). (is it because I was tring to create spanned volume for the boot+system volume?)

Please note my old 320 GB drive (XP C:\ drive) is still "Active" although I migrated the BootMgr to the S: drive.

I cannot make S drive a Primary partition even though I tried this method (Partition Magic bootable CD --> Modify [same - problem as mine]).

But "Set Active" is grayed out :

If I cannot extend or span, what are my options?

Merge volumes on different physical disks to be one volume? This is also grayed out?
What can I do? Move the volume from the 120GB S drive to the 240 GB SSD?
Or set up RAID0?

Ideal... Read more

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hey there,
upon changing desktop computer and moving all the hard drives from one to another, my friend clicked on convert to basic instead of simply activating hard drive in computer mangement... the disk is basic now with 1 partition instead of previous 2 extended logical partitions and all data were lost.

upon researching, tried some recovery softwares but with no luck, i was directed to use partitionguru (diskgenius previously) and upon partition recovery, its showing me the "lost partition" with all the file and folders as they were, which is good, but its not showing a fully used volume as it was

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gj5dv7ceuqdwuy2/2014-07-17%20...

now i know that previously the partition was an extended partition, so originally the volume had one drive letter with 2 partitions in it.

2 questions i would like some help with if u may,

1- if i recover like it is, will it know that its a 2tb partition extended into 2 931gb and hence restore the full 2tb or theres some other thing that i have to do then. (IS IT SAFE TO SAVE THE PARTITION TABLE AS IT IS)
2- if the above is the case, can i recover the files to as they were, AS TO THE SAME DRIVE ITSELF

thanks for ur support,

Answer:Recover data from a mistakenly converted dynamic disk to basic

Hello and welcome numbskull mate try this

BOOTABLEUBUNTU

Makea bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Setthe BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you ascreen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY. You can of course remove the hard drive and any otherdrives when doing this as if the optical alone is the only drive left in themachine then the BIOS will only find it to boot from.

Whenit is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in thepic .

Openthe drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settingsyou may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source orother installed drive doing this.

Iam not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this methodboth on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data fromusing Windows.
Whether you have destroyed the data in that partition or not will depend on what you can see.

Maybe an outside chance might be running Recuva https://www.piriform.com/recuva < free version is good enough.

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Hello all,

I unintentionally convert OS basic drive to dynamic volume here is my current situation



please suggest how to convert back to basic ( i prepare for dual boot); otherwise , if i reinstall will it change back to basic by default?

Please advise,

Answer:Unintentionally convert OS from basic to dynamic volume

Take a look at this tutorial:

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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Hi: I have both Acronis 11 and Norton Ghost 9. I have recently installed a new Western Digital 1 TB HD and want to clone all my files to the 1 TB drive from 3 other samller drives and make it bootable for XP. Here is the catch. Acronis will not recognize the drive for copy because XP SP3 will only let me create a simple partition for this 1 TB drive (set for RAID only). I cannot get XP to let me convert the volume to dynamic and, as such, neither Norton nor Acronis will allow me to copy wil the drive in it's current state. Is it an issue with the size of the dirve for XP? In "Disk Management" if I right click on the 1 TB drive I get no conversion option. Thanks!

Answer:Coverting basic(simple) to dynamic volume

why do you have it in raid when it's only one disc?

I don't know if this helps

[how do you change a dynamic disc back to basic and still keep the data?] - Computers

HOWTO: Convert a dynamic disk back to a basic disk without data loss

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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 am attaching the pics of the disc management and there in the type of the drive like c , d , e etc there is ''dynamic'' . but in some pc i have seen there is '' basic''. so how my drive type changed to the dynamics>? is there any draw back being dynami type drive? if yes then how can i change the type of drive from dynamic to basic. please help

regards to all helpers

Answer:what is the difference between basic and dynamic type of hdd volume

This article may help explain the diffrence between basic and dynamic discs.

The Difference Between Basic and Dynamic Hard Disks - PC Hardware - Find Free Computer Help Tips Online

After a basic disk is converted to a dynamic disk, it cannot be converted back without losing your data. If you want to go back make sure to back up your files first. You must first delete all dynamic volumes on the disk and then convert the dynamic disk back to a basic disk.

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Recently, i shrinked the E drive(Total drives 3 C,D,E) and created a new volume F as a dynamic disk.
After i restarted the laptop, it is not booting .....


PLEASE ANY HELP APPRECIATED AND REQUIRED....

can i re-install the os with a copy of installation disc..


-abhi

Answer:i shrink E drive and created a new volume(dynamic)After ItIsNotBooting

Hello and welcome aboard, Abhi .

If there are more than four primary partitions in a disk, it must be converted to a dynamic one, and you havent counted the hidden system reserved partition in count while partitioning more. So it happened.

You cannot boot from a Dynamic Disk . You are to convert it to basic first. Follow the tutorial Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk .

But it will wipe the entire HDD, and you will loss all your data.

There are paid third party programs that can do it without any data loss . See it : Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic without Data Loss!

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Hello,

I initially used hardware RAID 0 (fakeraid) to speed up my pc. However, I can't easily use linux due to drivers being closed source, and I feel that, atleast with my raid controller, hardware raid is infact slower than software raid, after doing alot of benchmarking.

I converted both discs in windows to dynamic, and created stripped volumes. The problem is Windows itself is on the simple system volume, and can't be installed on a stripped dynamic volume.

So, is there any way I can move, or, how much of the windows system folder and program files folder and documents and settings folder can I move onto the stripped dynamic volume and still have windows boot? How do I configure things so that programs, and any newly installed programs install into the folders on the dynamic volume?

i heard many accounts of it being possible, but I can't find anything on google.

lengthy instructions are no problem, actually desirable and greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Moving WinXP System Folder to Dynamic Volume

Boy, you are really trying to make this an unstable mess, aren't you! Do yourself a favor and just buy something like a WD Raptor for the Windows disk and call it good.
 

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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 sevenforums.com.

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. pw422.zip 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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Hello all.

I have been researching this to no avail.

Here is the TL DR;

Old computer died which had two 400GB sata drives that houses a lot of family pictures and MP3s. The drives were dynamic and a 745 GB volume spanned across the drives. I now know these drives are also RAID-0, but I wanted to see if I could see any data on them and I had a USB sata dock. Learned the hard lesson that a dynamic disk wont be visible via USB no matter what (at the time I didnt know it was also a RAID-0) . I put the drive (which just happened to be the first drive) in my dock and somehow the drive got corrupted and became a basic disk. Pop up came asking if I wanted to format which of course I didn't. Odd thing is that the partition is intact (745GB) which causes the issue of not allowing me to convert it back to dynamic. It would seem if somehow I could just get it back to dynamic everything would work again or would be a heck of a lot easier to repair.

The issue is I cannot convert directly back to dynamic because it appears I don't have enough "free space" due to the partition reporting a 745GB volume which is correct.

I have tried multiple pieces of software mostly from Acronis, EASEUS, and Runtime (Disk Director, GetDataBack NTFS, Raid Recovery for Windows, and Data Recovery Wizard). Problem is these products don't fully solve the problem and I cannot reliably get the data off. The one product Runtime does have is raid reconstructor - but I am not ready to spend ... Read more

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I installed a SATAII drive on a mobo that supports SATAI. I used a jumper to force it to SATAI speed so that it would work with the system, per Western Digital's recommendation due to my chipset type or something like that. I also updated the chipset drivers and installed some sort of SIS Raid utility. The drive is seen by Windows but when I went into Disk Management to set it up the only option for the type of volume I could make it was Dynamic. When I use this type I can't image it using Acronis True Image and when I try to create an image of another drive on the SATA drive Acronis says it's not a good idea as it would be inaccessible when attempting to restore from that dynamic volume. I went back into Disk Management to delete the volume and see if another option was available and I just missed it, but deleting the drive isn't even an option. How do I delete the drive and set it up as a regular volume that can be accessed by Acronis?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows sees SATA drive as dynamic volume

I figured it out. I did remove the SIS raid utility but that didn't do what i needed. The disk was still showing up in Disk Manager as a dynamic disk. I deleted the partition so it was all unallocated space but it still showed as dynamic on the left side of the disk, where it would say Disk 1, Dynamic, 232.88 GB. Well, I right-clicked on that part of the window and it gave an option to convert the disk to Basic. I chose that option and I was than able to create a regular partition and it is now a basic disk and not a dynamic one. Thanks for the help.
 

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After installing Windows 10, my stripped volume became RAW in Disk Management. I tried to clean the disks and recreate a new stripped volume, but it always fails when it's formatting the volume, showing "The format did not complete successfully"
when using Disk Management and "DiskPart has encountered an error: The parameter is incorrect" when using
diskpart.
I then tried to create a simple volume on the dynamic disk, but it failed with the same error.

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Help ! Free Partition / disk converter ? how do i change disk volume from dynamic back to basic?

i have a

HP Pavillion Dv6-2150us
Windows7 HomePremium 64-bit

This all happened when i wanted to create a partition for XP so i can daul -boot

(ok me not knowing anything about this)
I accidently changed my main hard drive from basic to dynamic in the partition manager
on my windows 7 home premium 64-bit I wanted to create a new partition but for some reason it gave me a strange message about changing the volumes from "basic to dynamic" so i accepted
it asked me this when i wanted to create a new volume for my allocated space

when i tried this on my other laptop which has the Windows 7 home premium 32 bit IT NEVER ASKED ME to change the volumes to Dynamic from basic(primary) and i made a new partition with no problems and they all stayed basic

so what the heck is going on?????

how can i change my disk back to basic from dynamic?

i already tried using Dynamic Disk Converter (every article online says to use it) but the program doesnt seem to work on my laptop

I already made a backup of my entire hard drive so it wont matter if i have to reformat

but is there any free software out there that would let me convert it for free? the only ones i found that do this make you pay for it

If there is any free software or any method for converting this back to basic from dynamic i will try it
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Answer:Solved: Win7 : how to change disk volume from dynamic back to basic?

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Hello! I recently bought a 3TB external USB hard disk, which suddenly did not want to start. When switching on, I could here the disk try to start to rotate, but it didn't, as if the provided power was too weak or so.

I unscrewed the disk from its housing and put the housing with its S-ATA-to-USB controller aside and plugged the disk - a "ST3000DM001-1CH166, Seagate Barracuda" - to a PC cases S-ATA Port, now it really started. Then, as soon as I started the disk manager, I was asked to "activate" the disk, which I did (maybe this was a fault?)

Now I have activated the disk, but in disk manager there are two partitions showing up now:
2048 GB unallocated,
746,54 GB unallocated

I installed EaseUS Data recovery wizard (to my systems hard disk of course) and started a recovery search, which took about 48 hours. I got a complete list of all files that where/are on the disk and obviously I can recover all, actually I started the recovery to another disk. But the complete folder structure would be lost, if recovering the files this way, all would be saved in one huge folder "NTFS lost files", or so. This makes this kind of recovery 99% useless for me.

Now EaseUS is able to save a once done search result and load it later, so one only once has to run that time consuming search. So I saved the result and interrupted the even much more time consuming recovery.

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Answer:3TB Hard disc became "unallocated", how to recover?

Wait for more comments, but I think your better move would have been to attempt to recover the original partition, rather than immediately try to recover the files.

If that disk originally had a single 3 TB partition, it was initialized as "GPT", not the more commonly found MBR. MBR partitions are limited to 2.2 TB.

That EaseUS tool you have may or may not have partition recovery capability. The standard recommendation on this forum for partition recovery is to use Partition Wizard:

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

You might download that tool, but I'd wait for more comments before using it or EaseUS.

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hello,
I recently formated my desktop, I have everything saved on the (F) partition, and i formatted the primary partition (C) which leaves me with huge chunk of Unallocated space that is unable to use. Everytime i try to create a new partition, it says that space is not enough ( i even tried creating the min amount of space 8mb) when the space available is almost 500 Gigs.
I tried researching the web but no help... please help me im running out of disk space and i dont want to delete anything

Answer:Unallocated disk space error, Can not partition volume space

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I accidentally deleted my portable hard drive volume when messing around with Disk Management on Windows 7. The hard drive is formatted using FAT32 and is about 120GB. Is there any way to recover it? I have all media and some important documents in there. Any help would be really appreciated.

Thank you.

Answer:Help recover deleted volume

Hi,

You can use the undelete option in a 3rd party partition manager. As long as you haven't attempted to change that partition in any way other than delete it, should work fine.

If you have a partition Manager - see if it has that option. Post back and let me know.

SIW2

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I'm getting "incorrect password or not a truecrypt volume" when I attempt to mount one of my files.

I've had this happen once before a few years ago. Both times I used a keyfile and a password, then after a few days I'm unable to mount it. All other times I normally only used a password and never had any problems. Is there something about using keyfiles that causes issues?

I have multiple original copies of the keyfile I used and tried them all with no luck. I hadn't backed up the volume header yet. Luckily I have a full backup. But it's a week out of date and I've lost a good 80+ hours of work.

Does anyone know what the deal is and some way to fix this?

Note to forum: Not trying to crack, I have my password and keyfile. Just really need to fix my file.

If anyone can help at all it'd be Greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:Recover Truecypt Volume?

keyfiles are tricky. ive also had issues with using keyfiles with truecrypt. im not sure if windows adds any additional info to the files sometimes, like updates "last modified" or "date created" data, which would change the hash value of the file. its kind of a PITA, but if i ever feel the need to use a keyfile, i burn it to CD first so that it can not be changed. unless you are hiding from the government though, a strong password is all you need. never had this problem on linux.
 

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A friend of mine, not me, accidently deleted a spanned volume, One of the disks is an IBM Deskstar 80GB and the other is a Maxtor 200GB with 8M Buffer. The Spanned volume was a total of 190 GB (using unallocated space from both). The volume was deleted using the MMC utility from windows. I was wondering if there is any software out there that would me, not me, my friend, recover the data that was in it.
 

Answer:Recover Deleted Spanned Volume

I would think that this is the app your looking for, but its not free. Most app's that are worth there salt aren&#8217;t.

File Scavenger
 

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Hi All,

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo T (2 x 250GB HDDs).

I was uploading Cubecart to my web server yesterday & that went ok. I then went to the CPanel of my web server to create a new SQL database for my cubecart install and I noticed that the PC was running very slowly. I rebooted the PC. It came up with a msg on screen saying that it had not been shutdown correctly and that I could choose Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Ctrl Prompt, Safe Mode with Networking or last know good config. I chose last know good config.

The PC seemed to start up and got past the first Windows XP screen, then a blue screen with white writing appeared for a split second (so not enough time to read it), and the PC rebooted. If I chose Safe Mode the blue screen did not appear. Instead, it tried to boot in safe mode, on screen in a list of locations/software and then it rebooted.

I restarted the PC and hit F8 to access advance boot options. I chose to disable automatic restarting so that I could see the full blue screen error. To my horror its UNMOUNTBALE BOOT VOLUME. After a second reboot the result is the same. There are files I need to recover from the C Drive if possible. If I do need to get a new HDD for the C drive will the existing D Drive be ok? Everything for my online business is on the D Drive. I havent done a backup of either drive since before Christmas!!

Is there a way I can get on to the C Drive without using Windows to get my files?
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Answer:Recover files when HDD is UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME?

If you have a second computer handy (whether it be yours, a friends or a relatives), you can remove the hard drive from your system, install it in the other system (as a slave drive, or in an external drive case), and copy the files across to a removable drive or CD/DVD.

The data on D: drive should still be in good condition (BSODs are a result of Windows encountering a serious problem). However, it is situations like this that hammer home the importance of backups. Make sure you copy these files as well, just to be safe.
 

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My XP desktop had a BSOD. After the reboot the Intel RAID manager saids "Failed RAID volume detected. Recover volume? (Y/N):"

I don't want to choose yes if it will wipe all my data off both drives. I'm running a RAID1 and both drive states are "Error Occurred(0)"

If I recover the volume will it just repair the array and keep all the data or just wipe everything and make me start over? I searched for this problem but can't find a definite answer.
 

Answer:Safe to recover failed RAID volume?

Not sure if anyone can give a definitive answer on that
It's 50/50
Hence the reason to always have backups created
Raid1 (or any raid really) is not good when trying to recover data (ie nearly impossible)
Therefore, when you're brave enough press Yes :suspiciou
 

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Need urgent help here:
1. I have a Mass Storage Space created and it included 3 disks
2. In Disk Manager, I accidentally deleted the volume on the storage space
3. The files are all there on the three disk as in the Storage Space management page the disks are all showing as being at capacity (see attached screen shot below)
4. In disk manager, the D drive previously associated with the Storage Space is now showing as unallocated

Question: Is it possible to restore the volume on the storage space?

Thanks!

Answer:How to recover a volume accidentally delete from Storage Spaces

willli said:

.............4. In disk manager, the D drive previously associated with the Storage Space is now showing as unallocated...........



Please post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management adhering to the guidelines here Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of

Also indicate the capacity of each physical drive Toshiba, Samsung and Seagate that constitute the storage space.

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I have lost the following items from accesories, paint, calculator, and volume control. I do not have the xp setup disk. help!
 

Answer:recover lost utilities,i.e.paint, volume, calculator

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
see if the shortcuts to the applications are in the folder.

now to see if you still have the applications on your hd
click start
run
paste in the following
mspaint.exe

next
calc.exe

then
sndvol32.exe

note volume control actually goes in entertainment

if the above will work through the command prompt we will put them back on your menu
 

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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:

Quote:




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 use windows disk manager tool to create a spanned volume for about two months. Recently, i tested one program for my friend, and after tested the original data all lost, i don't know what happened, can i use data recovery software to recovery files from spanned volume?

Answer:What Software is good to recover data from spanned volume

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I have Windows 8 OEM pre-installled on SSD (hybrid drives: SSD and HDD = 750GB) which comes with the Vaio machine. Few days ago I reset the machine to its factory default setting from 8.1 to 8 (downgrading) due to the corrupted/error files on my HDD because it froze/locked me out - couldn't do anything at all apart from either leaving the auto disk repairing ran for days up to more than a week with no sign of completion OR a fresh clean install, I chose the latter one as I didn't have much time to waste on the system scanning. The only solution was to use "Vaio - Assist" button accessed to the UEFI settings >> F10 >> Reset all. That went well, I had the factory Windows 8, and then download, upgrade, and install all the essential softwares and drivers for Wins 8 and Vaio itself. I then again upgrade from Wins 8 to Wins 8.1 in preparing to upgrading to the Wins 10. Everything went well again from Windows 8.1 upgrading to Windows 10. Problem's occurred when I was about to create a partition for a Windows 10 recovery drive from the internal HDD. It didn't allow me to shrink the C drive in order to make a new partition for Wins 10 recovery drive but was asked me to perform the disk scanning first due to the files corrupted found. I used "chkdsk /f /r", it started to check after the next reboot and got stuck at the 11% for hours and then the system decided to shut itself down completely at that 11%.
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Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume with very limit resources to recover

Can you download the W10 ISO from MCTechBench, mount it and copy all the files to your stick drive in the library?
Tech Bench w10 iso

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

You can clean install W10 on a W8 machine and it will see the key in the BIOS and activate.
With all your limitations, not sure how to help you determine if the hard drive is failing. I guess, if it is, the install will fail.

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I have Windows 8 OEM pre-installled on SSD (hybrid drives: SSD and HDD = 750GB) which comes with the Vaio machine. Few days ago I reset the machine to its factory default setting from 8.1 to 8 (downgrading) due to the corrupted/error files on my HDD because it froze/locked me out - couldn't do anything at all apart from either leaving the auto disk repairing ran for days up to more than a week with no sign of completion OR a fresh clean install, I chose the latter one as I didn't have much time to waste on the system scanning. The only solution was to use "Vaio - Assist" button accessed to the UEFI settings >> F10 >> Reset all. That went well, I had the factory Windows 8, and then download, upgrade, and install all the essential softwares and drivers for Wins 8 and Vaio itself. I then again upgrade from Wins 8 to Wins 8.1 in preparing to upgrading to the Wins 10. Everything went well again from Windows 8.1 upgrading to Windows 10. Problem's occurred when I was about to create a partition for a Windows 10 recovery drive from the internal HDD. It didn't allow me to shrink the C drive in order to make a new partition for Wins 10 recovery drive but was asked me to perform the disk scanning first due to the files corrupted found. I used "chkdsk /f /r", it started to check after the next reboot and got stuck at the 11% for hours and then the system decided to shut itself down completely at that 11%.
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Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume with very limit resources to recover

Can you download the W10 ISO from MSTechBench, mount it and copy all the files to your stick drive in the library?
Tech Bench w10 iso

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

You can clean install W10 on a W8 machine and it will see the key in the BIOS and activate.
With all your limitations, not sure how to help you determine if the hard drive is failing. I guess, if it is, the install will fail.

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I accidentally deleted my Western Digital Hard Disk Volume,i created a new one (screenshot),though the hard disk is empty,everything is missing.

Unfortunately this is my storage E:\ and i had\have very important files on it.

I am not good with this,i never had a similar problem,so PLEASE HELP!!!

Answer:Undelete Hard disk Volume and recover data!

Hello there panais,

You can try Easeus's Data Recovery Wizard:-

Free Download hard drive data recovery software tools for FAT & NTFS Drive Recovery - EaseUS

Here's the guide for it:-

Recover deleted, lost partitions or hard drives. Hard Disk Partition Recovery software.

Hope that helps.

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Hi I had 2 external hard drives connected and in disk manager I clicked delete on the wrong one? So now the drive wont show up, so I simply created a Simple volume and know it is a RAW drive? How do I recover the files there was over 100GB and some of them are really important such as records and work related stuff, it is currently a RAW partition and all the hard disk recovery softwares dont recognise it because it is a RAW drive? do i have to format it to recover the files? Please Help!?!

Answer:*Important* Accidently deleted volume in Disk Manager, how to recover?

Do not format the disk.
this would make your task more difficult or even impossible.

There are free partition recovery tools available on the net.

Question the deletion, was it your operating system or are you still able to boot into Windows. I have never been in this position but someone will post some software for you. Just don't muddle the disk any further.

If you are able to boot into Windows this link will give you an idea of what you are looking for. Hang on because I know some forum members have done this will be suggesting more software.

[email protected] Partition Recovery Freeware Toolkit.Recover Deleted Partition, Volume.Undelete NTFS,FAT,exFAT,HFS+,Ext2/Ext3.

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Honestly don't know y I deleted it but, I was cleaning files from my drives while in Linux and I deleted the system volume folder from one of my hdds and now all my data is inaccessible. Haven't touched the drive since, would like a surefire way to get it back. Here is my set up64gb ssd Windows 7
1tb hdd internal (deleted system volume folder)
1tb external hdd 50gb Linux partition 950gb ntfs partition
Thanks in advance

Answer:recover deleted system volume information on external drive

Have you had a look at the current version of the HIRENS boot CD. this has lots of free recovery tools on it. I have used it a few times for exactly the purpose you need it for...

Go here: Download Hiren

And scroll down about 3/4 of the way and you will a download link.

hth
Tanya

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Hi!
I am running Windows 7 Enterprise with Bitlocker.
Unfortunately I ran into problems booting up and eventually it looked like the harddrive (SSD) was malfunctioning. My backup solution was fresh so I haven't given it much thought, just replaced the drive, but I would still like to know if it's possible to
recover data from the drive while it's encrypted with Bitlocker?
I have searched the net for info but none of them seem to focus on my problem; the drive itself shows no volume information, so I'm unable to run any decryption protocols on it. Therefore I'm unable to run any recovery software on it either.
I'm afraid I might've made the situation worse with my attempts at recovery, but still, any help is appreciated!

Best Regards,
Heini

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Hello. My R60 blue screened today with a Unmountable Boot Volume message. I've tried restarting in all possible ways, safe mode etc etc and it just reverts to the blue sceen. I've tried the Think Vantage system to rescue and recover but it isn't recognising any files or any back up to restore to. I'm plugging a USB in before I turn on the machine, following the instructions etc but it doesn't bring up any files or folders from any drive to rescue, the searches yield 0 results and then, when I try to restore it, it doesn't offer any back ups to revert to! I have definitely clicked yes many times when prompted to back up. To make matters worse, I got the computer through a company IT department and they prepped it for me so I have no discs to go with it!! It has all my photos on it and worse, all my financials and business plan info as I'm just about to start a new business. I got it in 2007 so well out of warranty. Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.(I have a feeling it's very bad though!) David.

Answer:R60 Unmountable boot volume blue screen and no rescue and recover options on think vantage.

Welcome to the forum!
 
Your hard drive might have gone bad. Download a PC Doctor for DOS bootable CD, burn it as an ISO (bootable) file and boot from it, then run all the hard drive diagnostics from there.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-56222
 
Good luck.

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It's really just for a test lab, but I'd really like to get this rolling and I keep running into roadblocks.

I bought the domain for a dollar (atozcc.net) and have an Exchange server freshly installed on a HyperV VM on my Server at my home.

I have Dynamic DNS Services set up at my house using the address atozcc.ddns.net

What's the best way to configure this? Should I have purchased the domain from No IP and used their services? As far as I know Verizon closes port 25 except for their own mail servers?

Is there another service I should use?

Adam
 

Answer:Exchange Server using No IP Dynamic DNS on Dynamic IP FIOS Connection

well if port 25 is blocked, then it doesn't really matter what the dns settings are.
 

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Hi,

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

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

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

The OS and apps are on a separate SDD.

Thanks

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

The OS and apps are on a separate SDD.

Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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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?

Bump

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Encrypted Volume Check: Volume Info on \\?\Volume{X}Can Not Read

Found this in my Event Viewer on each start/restart. I don't have any Volumes that I have encrypted. Is this malware? I've run everything prior to noticing including Windows Offline Defender.
Not sure if this is even the correct area to post this!
Glenn

Answer:Encrypted Volume Check: Volume Info on \\?\Volume{X}Can't read

I'm going to take a guess, please upload a screenshot of the disk manager (Windows Key+R to open the Run dialog, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter).
Posting the actual entry from the Event Viewer can help.

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I experienced a serious problem over the weekend that is forcing me to restore my system using the Win7 (64 bit Home Premium) "System Image Recovery" tool. I'll cut to the chase because I cannot, unfortunately, access any of my system restore points nor is startup repair working.

My computer has 4 different hard drives. On the c: drive, I only keep the Win7 OS and my various programs. All my other files and data are stored in the other 3 HD's (my data only hard drives).

On one of these HD's I have a System Image from about 2 months ago. I would like to restore this image using the Win7 "System Image Recovery" tool. However, there are various other files and data on this HD in addition to the System Image I would like to restore.

If I use the Win7 "System Image Recovery" tool, will it only restore my c: drive (which is what I want) or will it restore all HD's to their original state from 2 months ago?

I plan on unplugging all of the HD's during the restore process except the c: drive and the backup drive containing the image. However, I do not want to lose any newer files on the backup drive containing the System Image.

Will I be able to restore my c: drive using "System Image Recovery" without losing any new files/data on my backup drive containing the recovery image?

Answer:System Image Recovery - Does it recover just the system volume or all volumes in the system?

It will only restore the drive that the image was taken from.

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Hi all, a while ago I had the idea to start from scratch to clean up the system and gain more performance. But I have not done yet because I have some doubts.


On the PC I have Acronis True Image Home 2011
--> In the part where it says My backups I see the image that I have saved.
--> When I click on "Explore and recover" :To the right I see 2 items to recover: "Reserved for System and Local Disk (C)"
Therefore, the partition (D)will remain intact. Right ? But if I want to restore everything, both partitions, i have to use the option "Files and folders" ?

Extra info : I did not create the image, other person is who created it :P

Answer:Difference between recover partitions or recover files and folders.

How long ago was that Acronis image made?

I guess I don't understand your intent. You talk about starting over to clean up and gain more performance, but then express interest in restoring "everything".

Was that image made at a time when your system was running perfectly? How has your system changed since that date? If you restore, you will have to reinstall any applications you've acquired since the image was made. And that image won't contain any personal data acquired since it was made. Maybe it contains no personal data at all?
If you are going to "start from scratch", I assume you mean you want to do a clean install of Windows.

If you were to do that, the only thing in that image file that might possibly be important to you would be personal files---pictures, videos, mp3s, Word documents, browser bookmarks, possibly email, etc. And that would be personal files as of the date of that image, not your current personal files. And not Windows itself.

If I wanted to "start over", I would:

1: back up all current personal files to some other drive, probably external. I would NOT use an image for this. I'd just copy them with the mouse.

2: reinstall Windows.

If I did those 2 things, the contents of the Acronis image would be irrelevant.

You should forget about Acronis if you don't understand it or know whats in any images you have. Particularly if you didn't make the image yourself. Images can fail you anyway. I'd never rely on them exclusi... Read more

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