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  1. Aidan B

    Question 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...
  2. [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...
  3. level2yeet

    Question 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...
  4. 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...
  5. K

    Question 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...
  6. J

    Question 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...
  7. D

    Question 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!
  8. S

    Question 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...
  9. [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...
  10. D

    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...
  11. N

    [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...
  12. A

    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...
  13. 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...
  14. B

    Question 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...
  15. HyprFox

    Question 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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    Question 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...
  17. M

    [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...
  18. TeleTrace76

    Question Add Old M.2 to New PC - M.2 contains files

    My old laptop is being replaced by a new tower that I built. I have Win10 OS installed on a brand new separate 500gb SSD. I am wanting to take my old M.2 2tb (which was in the old laptop) and install into the new build to continue to use the files for the new build. (There are no issues with the...
  19. P

    [SOLVED] Using MBR and GPT disks simultaneously

    Hello guys , Is that possible to have HDD with GPT and a HDD with MBR format at the same time ? for example I want to install windows on hard 1 that is GPT and at the same time I want to access my data from hard 2 that is MBR format. Regards
  20. 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...
  21. Gameslite

    [SOLVED] My 1TB HDD somehow has 2TB of files on it...

    Okay, let's start from the beginning. I have a 1TB capacity 2,5'' WD My Passport, old one, from around 2013-ish. Somehow the file system had gone "poof" and the disk became unusable. Despite being nearly full before it broke, I wanted to recover all ~900GB of files before fixing it with a...
  22. Jordan_stewart

    [SOLVED] 100% disk usage when opening programs

    Hi everyone, Having a little bit of a nightmare with my new PC build - essentially I've upgraded the processor, motherboard, ram and introduced an SSD for the operating system to run off of, but now my old HDD with all my files consistently runs at 100% when I open programs, or launch games...
  23. jaimishra

    [SOLVED] Seagate External HDD stopped working after I removed the HDD while a video was being played from the hdd.

    the problem arised when i didnt do the "safely remove usb" and disconnected when a video was being played from the hdd. now when i connect the hdd, it shows in the device manager however it doesnt appear in the disk management and after 2-3 minutes it disappears from device manager also and...
  24. B

    [SOLVED] Disk usage jumping to 100% causing lag

    Recently (over the past week or so) Ive been experiencing some pretty significant lag spikes while gaming. I havent had any issue playing these same games for over a year and not I've started getting the spikes. At first I thought it was my new monitor but I unplugged it and went back to just...
  25. A

    [SOLVED] Single SSD shows as 2 different disk

    Hello, I have Intel SSD of 500 GB installed in my system, but it shows as 2 different disk in disk management, command prompt & other 3rd party software's. INTEL HBRPEKNX0202AH - approx .476 GB INTEL HBRPEKNX0202AHO approx. 27 GB Why is this happening and how to merge it in a single disk ...
  26. Y

    [SOLVED] 100% disk usage EXCEPT on safe mode

    so i recently got a new pc and ive been having a 100% disk usage bug whenever i boot it up or just out of nowhere. I've already tried everything, like disabling superfetch, windows search, antimalware, doing a clean boot but nothing seems to work, except booting up into safe mode. Can anyone...
  27. Question Intermittent disk activity / queue length spikes

    Edit: Issue isn't game-specific - the below mentioned ones are more heavily affected than most however. Be needing some help here - Windows 10 really doesn't seem to like me these days. Pretty much ever since I got this PC (bought it second hand a few months ago) I've noticed spikes in the disk...
  28. E

    [SOLVED] What my PC is running 100% Disk Usage...

    Hi! my computer is running 100% Disk Usage. and tried everything.... to stopping and disabling some service, to performing risky pc tasks. my computer is an ASUS K55A-SX096R and its age is like 8 or 9... It's an Intel i5-3210m... oh i forgot, every time I turn on the laptop it is constantly on...
  29. A

    Question Drives disappeared after botched Windows 10 installation

    Hi all, I have an SSD and a normal dard drive with the SSD carrying my windows. I was trying to reinstall windows 10 and when i went into boot setup, it wouldn't let me install it on the drive that i had my windows on saying that it was in GPT format. I then followed an instruction online that...
  30. S

    [SOLVED] Why is my only partition on this disk split up?

    There were previously 2 partitions on this drive but I've moved everything on the other one somewhere else and erased it, expanding the other volume step by step. Now it seems as is every time I did that, instead of enlarging the current region, it kept adding more and more regions. Does this...
  31. [SOLVED] Cannot delete partitions that have Linux on it - tried everything expect smashing the HDD and getting a new one

    Hello ! TL;DR: I can't delete partition on which Linux is installed from Windows; the only option available when right clicking the volumes in Disk Management is Help. I don't even get a list of grayed options. I have only one option and that is Help; I have tried MiniTool ShadowMaker Free and...
  32. S

    [SOLVED] Dirty C Drive (Windows 10)

    Hello, I had a fan that was not working so i had to see which one it was, after i realised and fixed which one it was. I booted up my PC, somehow it went direct into the bios settings and i saw that the SSD was not there as an option to boot. I tried to shut down my PC manually but it wasn't...
  33. Atix

    Question Why does my ssd not show up when Im using PartedMagic?

    Hello! Im trying to erase my nvme ssd because Im not able to boot into any of my windows usb installation disks, they always freeze or not boot at all. I read somewhere its because the windows is corrupted and the drive has to be cleaned. It makes sense because after I shut down the laptop while...
  34. T

    [SOLVED] Need help finding out what is wrong exactly with my pc

    I built this pc about 6 months ago and its never run very well. For the specs it has i should be able to play games pretty comfortably im not asking for much, just medium-high graphics with stable 120 fps or 144. For the life of me these pasts months i cannot pin point the issue and it...
  35. R

    [SOLVED] Spanning a volume to two SSDs?

    My PC is very space limited with two pretty old SSDs. I'm considering spanning a volume onto another disk using Disk Management in Windows 10 Pro, having never done it before. I'd be doing this so that I can install PC games that are larger than 100GB. Currently I can only install games of...
  36. C

    [SOLVED] 2nd SSD not in diskpart or device manager after system upgrade, B450-f Gaming Asus Motherboard

    Hello, I recently upgraded to my system's motherboard, CPU, ram, and case. I have two hard drives SSDs (NVMe C: and sata SSD for extra games) and my sata ssd is now not available in file manager, diskpart, partition manager, or bios. I should probably mention that I didn't do a fresh install on...
  37. S

    [SOLVED] i dont think my pc has its ssd activated.

    so i just bought a brand new pc for my brother from best buy its a cyberpower pc. its a ryzden 3700x with 2070 super and 2tbhhd and like 250gb ssd. so it has both, as u can tell from me buying a prebuild im pretty ignorant when it comes to pc but i do know a thing or 2 . so as soon as we get...
  38. R

    [SOLVED] After removing programs from HDD most of them were just gone

    Hello! So my friend was trying to clean his HDD a bit to make space. He was removing programs via the "Add or remove function" . And then suddenly most of the storage was gone except for the Steam folder and Fortnite which is pretty odd... Now it just shows that the disk uses has 921 GB...
  39. AsianPieMan

    Question Other Drives Dissapear After New Hardrive

    Hello, my current system is a 2700x, Vega 64, plugged into a B450 F Gaming from Asus. As for storage I use a NVME 500GB as my primary os drive, 1 480gb ssd, and a 3tb HDD, and a dvd/cd read write. I recently purchased a 4tb Barracuda and upon adding it to the system and booting up the only drive...
  40. S

    [SOLVED] Cloning Non-OS HDD Without Losing Programs?

    If I clone an HDD that doesn't contain my OS, but contains other programs, to another HDD, will I be able to use said programs without having to reinstall them again? Does the cloning process preserve file associations and program settings? Or will I just have to reinstall all the programs I had...