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  1. T

    Question Failing HDD?

    Hi everyone, After my PC started lagging in one small folder, I decided it was time to check the disk. Some HDD utility told me there are 8 unstable sectors. Overall health looks fine, only 0.2% of the disk being "bad". I ran chkdsk once (from the properties tab) and it found no errors...
  2. O

    Question My PC have been running High on Disk, CPU, and Memory lately and I don't know what happen or what to do

    I've never had a problem with my PC until lately. Before I had this problem I was able to play my game while I watch Streams or videos and had no problems. I was able to stream my games with no problem too. Now my PC would lag or freeze when I watch Twitch Streams or Youtube vids. When I go to...
  3. S

    [SOLVED] SSD Near Max Capacity When Nothing is Ever Installed on It (Fragmentation?)

    I use a Corsair One with the following hardware: OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3696 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 2.C6, 1/24/2018 Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB...
  4. H

    [SOLVED] adding a second SSD to my laptop

    I found this adapter that plugs instead of the CD reader which have SATA ports on it, so I decided to buy it and plug an SSD to it since my laptop runs off an HDD and its really annoying how unresponsive it is just wondered will it have standard W/R speeds? or will it be throttled, if it does...
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    [SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage SSD NVMe (2019)

    Build i7-8700k @ 3.70GHz 1080 Ti 16 GB DDR4 3000 HP EX920 M.2 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVME SSD (Read/Write Speeds up to 3,200 MBps / 1,800 MBps) Computer is a year old I come back from a vacation and my disk usage becomes 100 percent on startup, when opening a program, or just random spikes during...
  6. T

    Question PC Cpu and Disk at 100 while gaming and while doing small tasks.

    Hello, I'm new to this forum, not sure is this the correct section. PC specs: Windows 10 home Intel i5 6400 Evga GTX 1060 6gb 16GB Ram 2TB WD HDD (200gb left) 200 internet speed I've been having these issues for a while where my pc runs cpu and disk at 100. It's quite slow and takes forever...
  7. foul.creature.

    Question I need advice on recovering an external hard drive? please read!

    About half a year ago I realized that my external hard-drive that I bought on amazon was malfunctioning, I had noticed there was a connection problem even before that, it would connect and disconnect rapidly sometimes, but I didn't think much of it cause my files were still there. then 1 day I...
  8. J

    Question Batch File Script To Format Partition

    I want a batch script to automatically format a partition in windows when any program copying files pop up "Insufficient disk space" Anybody please help me,
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    Question How can i combine these 2 unallocated partitions?

    Hello all, I recently purchased a 2tb WD Blue Hard Drive and when i opened my file explorer, i saw that it was only around 1tb. I went to look at the partitions and i saw that the other tb was unallocated. I messed around with it, trying to get them together, and i somehow ended up with 2...
  10. Totish

    Question Windows 10 installing problem

    Alright, so basically I bought a new laptop Asus X540U. Im not really familiar with computer booting but I really need everything explained because I tried everything I could. When I was at the shop, they said that the Windows 10 drivers must be installed. They gave me a disk but the laptop...
  11. M

    Question I can't boot up my computer!

    Yesterday I tried messing around with my storage devices, because I could not find my SSD in my folders. Well, after messing around in disk management for a while, I was able to get the SSD to show! After a while of gaming I turned off my computer for the night. The next day when I tried to boot...
  12. Desaxion

    Question Can't access external hard drive after the power went out

    TLDR; I thought I broke my hard drive but now it works again! Hello! I was transferring some data from an external hard drive to my (C:) drive. When I was moving data from the drive, the power in my house went out. When I tried to restart my computer again after the power went out it did not...
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    Question 100% disk usage, solution unheralded.

    I've been having this issue lately, and I am baffled on why it occurs. My 7200 rpm HDD has this fluctuating issue where whenever I use a program for an extended period of time (usually 3ds Max/Maya, alike program of the stature) or play any modern game for extended time (mainly FFXII The Zodiac...
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    [SOLVED] Can't partition HDD (SOLVED)

    Hi there, I just moved my OS over from my old HDD to my new SSD and everything in terms of the OS works it's just that after I deleted everything on my old HDD, as all the files were copied to my SSD, I can no longer use the majority of the disk as it remains un-allocated. I have a 1TB HDD as...
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    Buzzing sound - is this the SSD or a fan and what's my best course of action?

    Hello! I own an Acer Aspire VN7-792G laptop, had it for over a year and a half. It's a great machine and never had any problems before, nor did I go for any "personalization", as in it's still just how I bought it in terms of setup and everything. About two months ago, I noticed that whenever...
  16. S

    [SOLVED] HDD seems to have randomly died?

    Seemingly out of nowhere, windows stopped recognizing my HDD. It wasn't after downloading something, it wasn't after a shutdown or anything, just out of nowhere. When I tried to access the HDD, it said the "folder was empty". However windows still knew how much space was remaining on the drive...
  17. N

    Question System process 100% disk usage

    The process "system" seems to be using a 100% disk usage. I know there are many who face this issue. The process points to the file ntoskrnl.exe. Also there's another process registry which point to the same file. can anyone help me with this. I have run anti-virus scan also and the files are clean.
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    [SOLVED] 100% CPU Usage 100% DISK Usage

    Hello. I recently started having a problem with my laptop Ever since a couple of days ago my CPU and DISK usage has been around 80 - 100% even on idle. I have no idea what happened but I've tried every single "fix" on the web and nothing is helping! PC Specs: CPU: Intel Core I7-7700HQ @2.80GHz...
  19. yeetusfried

    [SOLVED] What disk should I store things in?

    Hi! I have 2 drives on my computer as they list; Disk C: (306GB almost used) (HDD) Disk D: (390GB with 390GB free) (HDD) I decided to make a thread since my C: disk is almost used with 5.20GB free. I own 4 games located on Steam* and a couple of programs. I store some memes and a couple of...
  20. Madalin78

    Question Disk/partition problem

    Today, I saw a notification that my C partition has almost full storage. How can I allocate space from disk 0 to a partition that is on disk 1? Can I merge the disks? What should I do in this situation? A photo with my partitions is here and on imgur: View: https://imgur.com/i1KhLVY
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    Question How can I stop windows from labelling this drive as a system drive?

    I've tried reinstalling windows to a freshly wiped SSD and every time I boot into windows I check disk partitioner it shows as a system partition. The last time i wiped this drive I wasn't able to boot into windows. Here's what the drives look like right now...
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    Question I am stuttering in games with really good hardware. Is my hard drive the issue?

    Like the question says I have a RTX 2060, AMD Ryzen 2700x, 16gbs of DDR4 Ram 2666mhz, and I am getting stutter when I am playing games. The hard drive I have is 1TB 7200, but I have had it since 2014, so it could be getting old, but I’m not sure. My temps while gaming never go above 68...
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    [SOLVED] Slow Load Time - Disk Error - Reboot Fixes Problem

    Hey Guys, So I'm having an issue where my system (upon pressing power button) will do these steps: Load extremely slowly - BIOS screen works but the _ screen and Windows 10 Loading screen takes millennia Have had a Disk Error twice - simply restarting solves problem If my system slows/freezes...
  24. Helpless02

    Question Unable to Boot Windows 10 Installer

    Recently I had the misfortune of having my Hard Drive die 😭. I don’t know what happened I was installing a new Powersupply, my guess is that I shorted my hardrive. Anyway, I recently bought a new SSD to be the replacement and once I got everything installed I popped in the Windows 10 disk to be...
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    Question New Computer, Severe Lag

    Hello, I just built my computer less than 2 months ago, and it's already starting to lag. I look at task manager and the disk usage always goes super high when I'm opening programs and sometimes just randomly. Is there a way to fix this besides reinstalling Windows? Thanks!
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    Question I cant initialize disk 1

    I got my computer back after changing moterboard and noticed i only have disk 0 so i went to initialize disk 1 but i got an error and when i try to initialize it i get this (the system could not find the file specified) what to do?
  27. D

    PSU making buzzing noise

    I have a Xenta 700w Non-Modular PSU. Sometimes when I turn my PC on, it randomly starts making a loud buzzing noise that originated from the PSU. I fix it by turning it off by the socket and turning it back on. This sometimes work but sometimes it doesn't. Should I consider a replacement or...
  28. L

    XFX AMD Radeon 7870 Ghz Edition DD overheating?

    Under heavy load, my 5 year old graphics card is finally getting much hotter than it was when I first got it. Using Open Hardware Monitor shows that my graphics card has run temps up to 91 degrees. About a year ago I re-seated the cooler and changed the thermal compound (the old stuff was...
  29. M

    Old XFX PSU still good enough?

    I'm about to put together a new PC and I'm wondering if my old PSU is still good to go or if I should look into buying a new one. The old one is an XFX P1-850X-XXB9 850W, still actually has a newegg page up (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207024). Anyways, not sure...
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    Slightly better replacement for ATI HD5770

    Hello everyone, I have this pc for almost 10 years, and it ran with an ATI HD 5770 MSI variant since. Recently that graphic card stopped working and I started to look for a replacement, and that's where I would appreciate some help. I intend to just replace the graphics card in order to keep...
  31. Tomhueb

    Does it matter what Bluetooth dongle you use

    Bluetooth dongle quality So I am trying to find if there is any difference between a $10 ugreen USB is vs a $40 dongle vs a cheap $3 Chinese branded dongle. Any difference in connections. Keep in mind they are all 4.0? Any help would be appreciated
  32. Prdp

    Usb pen drives not detecting in Windows/Bios

    Recently my pc stopped detecting usb pen drives. But my usb mouse/keyboards are working perfectly fine. So I tried to check if it shows up in BIOS, I inserted my pen drive and restarted my system, system will show the motherboard logo and it will be stuck there until I remove my pendrive...
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    Max ram limit

    Can my processor with intel pentium4 3. 0 Ghz support 2 gb of ram??
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    Corsair Force MP500 128GB or SAMSUNG 960 EVO 500GB for operating system?

    I have both of these M.2 drives Corsair Force: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236156 Samsung 960 Evo: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147594 My motherboard appears to support both of these M.2 drives running at once. Motherboard MSI Z270...
  35. N

    GPU problem !

    i just upgraded my GPU to 1050ti and i have now diffrent resolution and my pc cant recognize my new gpu, what to do?
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    Should i upgrade to win 10 educational

    I have the option to upgrade to win 10 educational because my university is giving a licensed one to every student an i would be upgrading from 8.1,i use my pc mainly for gaming and internet and i like to keep my os down to basics since i don t like anything that isn t needed running in the...
  37. O

    Enough space for an intake AIO?

    Here are some pictures of the AIO I will get: https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=400-HY-CL28-V1 Here are some pictures of the clearance inside my case: http://imgur.com/a/Tk5yq I will be using those same Corsair SP 120s for the AIO. So, do you think it will cut it?
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    Unable To Load Win10 / Error code: 0xc0000428 / Windows Cannot Verify Norton File

    I knew I wasn't making any sense before. After searching the file path, we now have a clue as to what the problem is. According to someone elsewhere, Windows apparently cannot verify this file. This is the text I see below whenever I try to boot. Begin=========================== Recovery The...
  39. saas1980

    Mobo FAN headers, have I got the gist of it?

    Could you check and see if I correctly understood the fan headers for the Asus Z270E mobo? CPU_FAN: Main CPU fan (kraken X52 COOLER - corsair air SP120 1st fan on front of case) CPU_OPT: Second CPU fan (kraken X52 COOLER - corsair air SP120 2nd fan on front of case) CHA_FAN1: Case fan (Corsair...
  40. PootsMaster

    DVI-D to HDMI adapter not working

    i bought the said adapter and tried to plug my hdmi monitor to it, but the monitor gets no signal and the pc doesnt recognize it. However, oddly when i tried to plug in a VGA monitor using the DVI adapter along side another HDMi adapter, the pc detected the display, but received no input signal...