Disk Management

Forum discussion tagged with Disk Management.
  1. livelife25

    Question Crucial SSD is not detected in bios dell Optiplex

    I need help getting my computer to detect my NEW ssd. I have 2 new drives and they are both not being detected. They have never worked for me. I have dell optiplex 7020 and I am trying to attach Crucial 1tb ssd mx500 on my windows server 2022. It is not showing up in bios, device manager, nor...
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    Question HDD is shown in "This PC" but not in Disk Management ?

    I've got a system with 5 hard drives in it, 1 2TB, 3TBs and my boot drive, 120GB SSD - gotta swap it out at some point. So I did a clean install of windows the other day to clear up some issues I was having and I noticed one of the TBs had an unused OEM partition reserved bit on it, so I wanted...
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    [SOLVED] Extending C Drive

    Hi! I hope someone can guide me to a situation I have. I've got a 1TB SSD drive where the C Drive has my OS (W10 Pro) - D Drive has my Apps and the E Drive, my work files. I can't keep uninstalling and re-intalling W10 and Office 2016 because this will cause me issues on the license activation...
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    [SOLVED] Win10 Disk Management - delete?

    I was trying to create a partition on an external hard drive using Win10 Disk Management. It didn't ultimately do what I wanted (long story), so I right clicked on teh external hard drive, with the Windows Management tool, pressed Delete and now I can't see the external drive in Windows...
  5. [SOLVED] Am I screwed? Accidentally re-partitioned system reserved partition

    Having one of those days where I think I shouldn't be allowed to use computers....I was trying to extend a drive after switching from RAID to AHCI, and accidentally extended it over the system reserve partition. It's now labeled as a simple volume, dynamic type. Is there a way for me to fix it...
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    [SOLVED] Cant make simple volume on USB drive

    Hi, I am trying to make a simple volume on a new USB drive but when I right click the thumb drive in disk management nothing happens. It isn't greyed out or anything, it just does nothing. I also tried to make a simple volume using Command prompt but it said: "A disk specified is not dynamic...
  7. [SOLVED] How do I truly delete everything on a USB drive to get the full space back?

    OK, so this is a 64gb Kingston HyperX USB stick, and it even says 64gb on it. I installed TailsOS on it last week with Rufus, and then suddenly when I went to format it because I thought that was a more secure Linux distro, I decided I didn't need it. I went into disk management and only 58gb is...
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    [SOLVED] 0 bytes free on EMPTY SSD AND HDD

    I had recently wanted to secure erase my SSD using parted magic and attempted to do so last night, but I accidentally secure erased my hdd instead, which isn’t a big deal since it’s not my Windows drive. After I realized I did that, I went back and secure erased the SSD that I wanted to...
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    [SOLVED] Having a hard time getting an nvme to work

    Everything I've tried has seemed to make the situation worse. I cannot find the disk in disk management, nor can I find it in macrium reflect nor Samsung data migration. I can find it in my bios and in the device manager but that seems to be it. In the beginning i went into my bios and enabled...
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    [SOLVED] External HDD shows up under Device Manager but not Disk Management

    I have a 2.5in HDD in an external enclosure (it used to be an internal HDD, but when I was replacing my last laptop, I stripped out as much removable stuff as I could, e.g. RAM cards). When I connect it to my new laptop via USB 3.0 (no way to do direct SATA, unfortunately), the computer doesn't...
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    [SOLVED] My M.2 is showing on devices but not showing it on Disk Management please help

    My M.2 doesn't seem to work on my pc I have a 250gb SSD for my windows , 1tb HDD for storage and was planning on using the 1tb ssd for extra storage. It shows in Devices but nothing in storage or disk management for me to create a partition for... Its really annoying and cant find anything in...
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    [SOLVED] Asus Hyper M.2 x16 drives showing up in BIOS but not Disk Management or Device Manager

    So today I just finally Upgraded to a new graphics card. It ended up not fitting, so I had to disassemble it and reassemble it in a new, larger, PC case. The ONLY part that changed was the graphics card. However, now that I put everything back together the two NvMe harddrives I had installed in...
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    [SOLVED] Solved an issue with Windows 10 not loading, new issue appeared?

    Yesterday I had a problem with HDD disk - my Windows wouldn't boot when it was disconnected although I had Windows installed on my SSD. It was resolved thanks to @SkyNetRising advice from some old thread. I did what he wrote in this thread: Shrink C: partition by 500MB Make a new primary...
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    [SOLVED] AMD X570 Motherboard and Intel Optane M.2 Detection Problem

    Hello, I recently upgraded my system from Intel 9900K to AMD 5950X. My new motherboard is ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero I also have a new PCIex 4 M.2 SSD, which I installed new Win 10 OS on it. My goal was to install 2 x M.2 SSDs; using new one as main system disk and using old Intel...
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    Question Partition disppeared , again even after fresh windows install.

    I was downloading some thing and then suddenly my downloaded file disappear. That's when I found out all of my drive that isn't boot drive are disappear again. Around 15 days ago, I encouter this problem after I change my motherboard from B450 to X570. I thought I fix it by fresh install window...
  16. [SOLVED] What is wrong with my Windows 10 drives & partitions?

    Hello everyone, I've recently noticed a few issues with my storage configuration on windows, and as I don't know much about partitioning I was hoping that some of you could help me solve them. First of all, here's my system configuration: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X RTX 2070 SUPER 16 GB DDR4 RAM 1 HDD...
  17. James_Gefyrst

    [SOLVED] Diskmgmt "showing" my disks gone and empty?

    Hello everyone, I just reinstalled Windows on my PC after having some issues from using AMD StoreMI. It somehow bugged out, so I decided to make a full reset (was long overdue). I could install Windows on my main drive but for some reason I cant make partitions or see them? I saw them in BIOS...
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    [SOLVED] Partition keep disappearing after changing the MB

    I changed my motherboard from B450 Tomahawk Max to X570 Aorus Elite. Everything went fine except all of my sata device all disappear. If I went to Disk Management , it said that all the sata disk need to be intialize before logical disk manager can access it. I found a way to fix this problem...
  19. Veritasxv

    [SOLVED] SATA m.2 unable to be opened

    TLDR: SATA m.2 is visible on both bios and disk manager but is unable to be opened in windows explorer PS: yes the drive is formatted Ill start with how this issue started. I wanted to uninstall some programs i didnt use any because my NVme C drive was getting close to being full. When i...
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    [SOLVED] 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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    [SOLVED] 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...
  22. 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...
  24. [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...
  25. [SOLVED] 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...
  26. juampidieguez123

    [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...
  28. 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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    [SOLVED] 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...
  30. fred248d

    [SOLVED] 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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    [SOLVED] 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)...
  33. [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...
  34. Thatguy17

    [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...
  37. [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...
  40. Silas Peters

    [SOLVED] Is my hdd safe from any virus if I bring it offline?

    Hello, I bought an HDD for backups, but it's an internal drove. So now I wondered how safe that actually is. I can bring it offline, is that enough to prevent programs from fiddling with my back-ups? Or can something bring it offline without me knowing? Thanks in advance, Silas