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  1. Question WD RED "failure" issue ?

    Hello. My WD80EFz-68UW8NO crashed in my NAS and my data was lost within the NAS, i was able to recover it with disk recovery program in windows. I got an RMA for the disk from the shop, as it still has exteded warranty (5 yeas) in my country. I have screenshots of the the disk crash from within...
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    Question Whats wrong with my M.2 SSD ?

    Hi, So i had problems with my O.S drive, an M.2 NVMe SSD. I had to reinstall OS on a different drive, and was able to run a check of the disks. though the M2 is only showing in the Bios as "PCIe remapping" it shows in the crystalDiskInfo as you can see with 2 errors Can anyone tell me what...
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    [SOLVED] What is the write size of a sfc /scan and can doing a scan ever mess up system files/permissions at any time?

    Does anyone know about how many gigabytes a sfc scan does? Does the size equal the system file size of ALL windows installation files, and if so how big/what portion is it? Will it only scan the OS drive?
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    Question Just reinstalled Windows after blue screen of death. I have two drives. I had to clean both. However, I can not create any volumes or format my NVME d

    Quick breakdown. Important info: I have 2 drives. A 1TB Samsung 970 NVME .m2 drive and a WD 500GB m2 drive. Background Computer blue screened out of nowhere. Tried all day to fix BCD error on bluescreen of death to no avail. (Created a Windows USB bootable drive to troubleshoot with and use...
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    Question Constant full-throttle disk activity

    This is a home PC with 2x SATA SSD RAID 1 and 4x SATA Hitachi managed by Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID controller. Windows 10, fully patched. Task manager / Performance monitor show low activity, but nothing that would warrant permanent, constant full-on noisy disks This has been going...
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    Question Safe to delete System Reserved?

    Recently, I've decided that I wanted to clear up one of my SSD's (Disk 2) so I can move my files from Disk 1 to Disk 2. This is so I can fully install Linux on Disk 1, since I've been using it for my school work, development, and some gaming. Unfortunately, there is a "System Reserved" on Disk...
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    [SOLVED] PowerVault MD3620i - Power off

    Hellloooo, Apologies if this isn't the correct forum. We currently use a Dell PowerVault MD3620i as a disk array for our Proxmox environment and we've recently purchased some more disks to expand the storage capacity. The Disk array is setup to use a virtual disk and is using Raid 6 As...
  8. Saugetsu

    Question Get back memory located to dual boot

    Hello, so some time ago I installed ubuntu with windows for dual boot, now I'm getting low on free space in windows, but I have 200gb available on the ubuntu partition that I probably will never use. My question is, how can I get that memory back on the other partition? I have one SDD where I...
  9. Question Is my disk broken by a virus and I have to change it or its fixeable?

    Any weeks ago my nephew come home for vacations and used my PC to play some videogames, he installed many programs and after he left my PC, it stopped working and the disk missed his format. Now every time I turn on my PC I have to format the disk and reinstall windows because every time I...
  10. [SOLVED] Mbr to Gpt problem

    Hello! I am new here. I have a problem with the convert. Windows component not worked so I useded aomei partition assistant but when I try to convert I get this message: I have 2 disks so I need to convert both disk now or what?
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    [SOLVED] Why is my disk going to 100% when downloading ?

    The problem is in the title. I had many problems with my disks (like it running at 100% in games) i fixed this problem by uninstalling Geforce Experience and disabling SysMain. To try to fix the download speed, i reinstalled windows (not formating it) and the problem still occurs. I think it's...
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    Question PC crashing after high memory, cpu and disk usage

    My PCs has had a problem for months now where when it's doing any loading or anything really the fans go crazy and in the task manager my disk, memory and cpu usage go up really high and sometimes they go up to 100% and it crashes. Sometimes it gets better after a while and calms down or my PC...
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    Question High (~30%) CPU usage from explorer.exe

    Hi, Lately I've been having this issue of explorer.exe having very high CPU usage (~30%), restarting explorer.exe fixes this - temporarily - I want to fix this permanently, I've already done a few things, here's what i've done so far: Create new User account to see if CPU usage still high - it...
  14. SparkyTech934

    [SOLVED] Understanding RAID 5 and Disk Failures

    Hello everyone! I'm in the process of deploying a new server (running Windows Server 2019) that I plan to host multiple VMs on. I have a RAID and/or Intel RST related question I was hoping someone could help me with. Before I get too far, let me break down the key storage specs of the server...
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    [SOLVED] Partially recognized SATA SSD

    Hello, I have recently got a new case which came in with a 240gb gigabyte sata ssd that had windows in it. Booted fine for a few times, suddenly stopped being recognized as a bootable drive in BIOS. The thing is it is sometimes recognized and boots fine but %80 of the time it doesn't. I have...
  16. alanvatrox

    [SOLVED] IDE Disk blinks red on boot ?

    I have this old IDE disk from 1997 which still works. When I plug it into a more recent motherboard (ASUS P5Q3 from 2008-9) it does the "Detecting Drives...." and it shows up there but the name flashes red a couple of times, with the size and all that and then the boot proceeds as normal. What...
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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...
  18. YaBoiApe

    Question Samsung 980 NVMe M.2 shows in Bios and Device Manager, but not in Disk Management

    I recently purchased a Samsung 980 NVMe M.2 SSD, I installed it and it shows in my bios and device manager. But when I go to Disk Management it doesn't show up at all. I've tried several solutions and none have worked. specs - MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon Max...
  19. Veinz

    Question Disk usage is higher than before

    Ok, so, I formatted my pc a few days ago, and my disk usage was higher than before, before formatting the pc, Windows would always use 0% of my ssd, after formatting, windows started to use 1/2/3% of my ssd. I even bought a new ssd, and after installing Windows on the new ssd, the disk usage was...
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    [SOLVED] My external SSD stopped working suddenly, not showing anywhere in Windows ?

    Hi, I've got a 1GB Seagate Expansion portable SSD. I have used it for over a year with this laptop and It was working fine until last night on my MSI GE62VR Apache Pro laptop. I was downloading something on the Microsoft Store to the external drive last night. I was at the same time trying to...
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    [SOLVED] High disk usage and stutter in all games

    Hey guys i've been having weird issues with my new laptop. I upgraded and while im getting higher fps in gta 5 and arkham knight, i'm also getting a whole lot of stuttering. I used to be able to run these games on 4 gigs of ram and a worse gpu with no stutter at all (albeit lower fps) but now...
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    [SOLVED] I am pretty confused by my SSD and storage problems

    I had attempted to insert an SSD Nvme card into my pc but in the end I couldn't get it to work. My HDD at the end was even acting strange and not detecting my ethernet cable. I put my build into a new case for the first time since I build the pc in 2015. My build is CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K...
  23. Scypno

    Question How can i fix disk errors all over the place?

    I am trying to analyze what is going on with my disk and laptop, but i dont know where to start. Whenever i try to run "check for disk errors" in the properties menu. It gives me an error, when i try to run CHKDSK it gives me errors too. I want to reset my laptop but that doesn't work either...
  24. Aidan B

    [SOLVED] Mass of SVCHost.exe processes running at once, bogged down drive

    Hardware: MSI GF63 8RC running an i7-8750H, GTX 1050, and 32GB of RAM on Win10. This laptop has always been slow. Like since day one, always sluggish to do much of anything, open programs, new windows, login, play games, etc. Once it gets going it does decently, but it doesn't run like its got...
  25. [SOLVED] How do you format RAW without losing data

    My hard drive is dying/dead(?). The file system changed to RAW and I cannot open the drive anymore. Is there any way I can get my data back or format without erasing? The drive is called: Seagate ST31000340AS (I tried CHKDSK but it said "The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not...
  26. level2yeet

    [SOLVED] M.2 SSD not showing up properly/detected ?

    Last night i restarted my pc, then was greeted with a blue screen, whose error i dont remember. Naturally after the bs it restarted again, but couldnt boot, as the m.2 ssd was nowhere to be found in the bios. I installed windows on a hard drive to see what was going on and when i entered disk...
  27. ButtonForest

    [SOLVED] NVMe SSD Not Properly Registering

    Hey guys, I recently got a Kingston 1TB "A2000" M.2 NVMe SSD for my birthday, and installed in on my desktop Windows 10 computer (I already have one 500GB NVME SSD installed as the boot device). I tried to format it and make it register as an actual disk by using Disk Management, but it does...
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    [SOLVED] Missing copied files from cross-platforms ?

    Recently i have shifted from Mac (Hackintosh) to Windows platform. I have been making backups to an NTFS-formatted, external 2TB HDD using Tuxera , an app which allows me to see ntfs partitions on mac...but the problem is some of the data goes missing when i connect the disk on...
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    [SOLVED] How to transfer Windows and should you partition SDD?

    I'm sorry if this is a wrong forum but I can't google anymore. Please help me. I need explanation for dummies. I'm probably smart enough (IQ-wise) to follow detailed instructions, but I don't understand anything about how anything works. I have a 5 years old laptop with a HDD disk. I never used...
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    [SOLVED] Can't boot to windows without CSM enabled after changing to GPT

    Hey everyone, I converted my boot drive to GPT from MBR, and the drive shows as GPT in disk management. All seems good, until I go into the bios and disable CSM, and none of my drives then show up to boot to. I would really appreciate any help with this, thanks!
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    [SOLVED] 100% disk usage for no reason.

    Hello, I'm trying to fix a 100% disk usage problem on my laptop, I've tried everything like updating turning off services (SysMain, Search, DiagTrack), and a lot more, but nothing worked. Can anyone help me with this problem? Like is there even anything else I can do to try and stop this...
  32. [SOLVED] 29 Gig unknown partition on laptop drive

    Hello Guys, I am currently running out of disk space on my laptop (Acer Aspire A315-41-R0KV with a 256 GB ssd running windows 10), and I found that there is a roughly 30 GB large partition on my disk that I don't have access to via windows explorer (see screenshot below). This is the state that...
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    Question Low FPS due to periodic, frequent disk errors

    Hi guys, I'm having a weird problem in my laptop. Sometimes, all of a sudden, I get low fps in all games. (for example, down to 10fps when I normally get 40). When it happens I noticed that the game cannot fully use CPU/GPU, instead they don't go beyond 40-50%. I've found out that this usually...
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    [SOLVED] When I start up random times it says: "To skip disk checking press any key" Windows 10.

    After I don't press any key, it scans and repairs my drive apparently and then boots up fine. I do not have any drive issues, and this happens randomly, twice since I got my prebuilt pc in November 2020. I have M.2 512GB SSD from WD, and extra 500GB Samsung Evo 860 SSD. Windows 10 is on the...
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    I7-7700k cpu and disk going up to 100% in tasks urgent!!!!

    So I recently upgraded my cpu from a i3-6100 to a i7-7700k on my B150M-A D3 motherboard. I upgraded to the latest version of the BIOS and bought some DDR3L 1.35V ram (because it’s the only compatible RAM with my cpu and motherboard) so everything should technically be okay. But the problem is...
  36. xpLoaDeD

    [SOLVED] Weird secondary SSD drive 100% usage on startup

    Hi! Recently ive updated my home system with new cpu, motherboard and RAM Ryzen 5 5600x Gigabyte x570 gaming X Crucial ballistix 3200 16gb ddr4 ram I didnt make a clean windows 10 install because i didnt want to and i thought it will be fine anyways. Now, im having this weird 100 % disk usage...
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    [SOLVED] I have a good gpu but the other components are average. My PC lags and I have Fps Drops.

    Hello everybody! I would like to understand why my PC lags very often and has problems. My PC specs: GPU: RTX 2060 6gb CPU: Intel i5 7400 3GHz RAM: 8GB SSD: 124gb(or something like that) (15GB free) HDD: 1TB (570GB free) Yesterday I tried to play GTA V on medium settings and I had 60 FPS and it...
  38. HyprFox

    [SOLVED] Laptop At 100% Disk Usage All The Time

    I have had my laptop since like 2013 or 2014 and it was fine until like 2018 and 2019 when it started using 100% disk the whole time it was on. I scanned the laptop for viruses and found none. Most of the time its Norton Security and the system itself using up most of the disk (usually between...
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    [SOLVED] windows 10 wont boot without second drive (disks are GPT)

    Hi everyone! Recently i bought the samsung 970 evo 1TB SSD card to upgrade my laptop. I wanted to remove my old 128GB SSD and put in this new one and then transfer my OS to the new drive and use my 1TB HDD as storage. I unplugged my current SSD which came with the laptop when i bought it in...
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    [SOLVED] Windows can not be installed on this disk

    Hello all, my m.2 SSD has just come back from repair and I am trying to install windows on it. When I try to it comes up with an error saying “ Windows can not be installed to this disk. This computers hardware may not support booting into this disk. Ensure that the disk’s controller is enabled...