Disk Management

Forum discussion tagged with Disk Management.
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    Question ext. HDD recognized in Disk Management, still no access to run/open/rename?

    Got an internal HDD which I connect via SATA/USB as external drive. Two problems: the HDD shows up healthy in Crystal Disk Info, but doesnt have a drive-letter. In Disk Management, the partitions show up in the lower window, but not in the upper. As this HDD still has an Ubuntu installation...
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    Question SSD with Windows 10 not recognized - showing as EFI System AND Recovery Partition

    Hi, I just built my first PC. I'm very very new to all of this so pardon if I'm missing something obvious. I'm only using one 1 TB SSD that I installed Win10 on. From what I understand, you're supposed to download Win10 to the SSD. I'm trying to get Windows to recognize the SSD but when I open...
  3. Question Virtual Disk Manager problem! cannot create a New Simple Volume(HELP!)

    So recently on this PC I wanted to dual boot install Kali Linux, so I shirked my D- Drive 20GB and went to create a new simple volume and went on to create a new simple volume and this error came up : I tried all the available solutions on the internet which says to change my drive to MBR, GPT...
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    Question HDDs not visible in Windows 10 but visible in BIOS

    My college has a server that was built by former students, and I am in charge of the server now. These students have graduated, therefore i have no knoledge of the history of this server. The backplane has spots for 8 drives, 4 of which are HDDs and 1 is an SSD. 4 of the bays for the drives are...
  5. [SOLVED] How to delete System Reserved partition and extend basic partition?

    Disks are a mess after fresh install. How to delete System Reserved partition and extend basic partition? I just bought an NVMe SSD for my Windows 10 PC. Tried Samsung Migration Tool, but I couldn't get to boot on the new drive (BSoD). Long story short I decided to do a fresh install on the...
  6. Question The Storage devices are installed but not working

    Hi, I apologize if this post is under the wrong topic. So I recently bought a Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD, installed it the day I bought it, and it worked fine. A few days later I come back, boot it up and the new drive is not coming up in file explorer. I went to allocate it under disk...
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    [SOLVED] Can't assign new disk, stuck in RAW

    I recently built a new pc. Installed windows on an ssd. All good. Went to disk manger, tried creating a new simple volume on the hdd and disk manager would froze. Afer a while, the new hdd showed up as drive 1 and RAW alongside an error prompt of 'format failed to complete'. Any ideas as to how...
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    [SOLVED] whats the best way to format a primary partition- using command prompt or disk management?

    hi i was using my windows 10 on Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB Internal Hard Drive for last 3 years. it has 3 primary partitions and it's in MBR. today i clean installed my windows 10 on new mx500 ssd which is in GPT. now i wanna clean format one of the primary partition of my old HDD, but i dont...
  9. RJGray

    [SOLVED] C-Drive expansion issues

    Hi there. I'm trying to expand my C-Drive to use the extra, unallocated space after cloning my old system onto my newer, larger SSD. But I'm struggling to do so without paying an arm and a leg for a software I'd only use once. I understand that in order to expand a drive, they need to be next...
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    Question Why isn't my NVMe SSD showing it's full capacity

    I've just recently got a new laptop yesterday from Best Buy, and the advertised space for this NVMe SSD is 512 GB, And in the BIOS, it does say that the max capacity of my NVMe SSD is 512 GB, but when I open file explorer or disk management, It says that my NVMe SSD only has 476 GB I Even tried...
  11. fred248d

    Question 118 GB ADATA SSD trouble!

    I recently bought a PC with an 118 GB ADATA SSD and a 500 GB HDD, and I realized that Windows 10 was installed on the HDD. But when I tried to install Windows on the SSD instead, it challenged me with several errors (something with mbr and gpt). I fixed some of the errors though, but just gave...
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    Question I can't merge HDD partitions due to "There is not enough space available on the disk" error.

    hi i want to merge two partitions of my old HDD (1TB) which is completely empty. there are two partitions like 50GB and 880 GB and i want to merge these but when i click extend on these deleted partitions on windows disk management i get an error says "there is not enough space available on the...
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    Question Multiple vs. Single M.2 NVMe SSD

    Hi all, I plan to buy a Samsung 970 Plus 1 TB as storage drive and maybe an additional Samsung 970 Plus 240GB or 500GB for boot drive. I know SSDs do not function like HDDs. Nevertheless, I am wondering if there is any advantage to use multiple M.2 SSD (boot and storage drive separated)...
  14. [SOLVED] Windows doesn't recognize hard drive; but android does

    I'm fairly proficient in managing hard drive volumes and such, so I've tried all I can think. The (portable USB) hard drive does not show up in disk management, file manager, or device manager. Just confirmed. It shows up as "...SCSI Disk Device", but updating drivers does nothing. It has been...
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    [SOLVED] Two 8TB WD hard drive issues

    I just received 2 brand new WD 8TB HDD today. I put them in my external enclosure and it picked up both drives and that they needed to be formatted. I formatted the drives and tried to create a pool with them. It failed and with a 0x00000032 error or whatever the MS error is. I Tried device...
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    [SOLVED] Moving ssd to a new computer

    Hi, I have an ssd i recently bought in my old computer, but I am now building a new computer and would like to move the ssd to the new computer What do I have to do? The ssd doesn't have windows on it, (that's on another ssd that will stay with my old computer) just games. Is it simply unplug...
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    [SOLVED] Hybrid drive cannot be found

    Hello guys, recently did a fresh install of Windows 10 and have been able to find 2 out of three of my drives in disk management. I was able to enable both my 500GB SSD and 1TB HDD but it disk management cannot find my 2TB Hybrid drive. I am able to find it listed in my BIOS. If it matters...
  18. [SOLVED] BIOS Booting from Non-OS Drive/Cannot Format Drive, Whilst OS is on another?

    Hiyo, Tom's Hardware folks. Been a long time. I'm looking for some assistance after having installed a new MOBO (Asus TUF Z390-PRO) and CPU (i9-9900k) onto a system. After rummaging with the system as it was for a day, I decided to make the decision to do a fresh Windows install (while buying...
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    Question Internal drive shows up in device manager, but not in disk manager

    So my SD2000DM001 drive, that has been working for over 2 years suddently decided to stop working. I can find it my device manager, but not at "My computer" nor Disk manager. Ive pretty much tried every solution i could find, but with no good luck.. Ive been struggling with this problem for...
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    Question How To Rename Volume/Partition in Windows 10 Disk Management?

    Hello, I am new to this forum. I actually created an account just to ask this question, I have spent several hours searching on the web for an answer, but to no avail. My question is really simple, how can I rename the EFI System Partition on my C:/ drive in Disk Management. It is currently...