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  1. ron00415

    Question SSD is at very low health, what to do now ?

    My SSD's health is at 4% and it is decreasing every day. What happens when it reaches 0%? What should I do now to prevent data loss? Should I re-install my OS in other drive and get rid of the current one? Or there is something to be done to fix the current one? SSD Transcend 120GB...
  2. I

    Question New Portable HDD very slow ?

    Hi people, Yesterday, I received my Seagate 5tb portable hdd and when I try to write anything on it, it goes slow, really slow. Is there a reason for this? Did I get a bad drive? I'll post my benchmark below this. it makes absolutely no sense, would I be better off buying a WD elements portable...
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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...
  4. T

    Question Replacing/Correcting User- & Group Policy for an entire Disk (Security etc.) ?

    Hi, I have an old faithful 3.5" Drive that has been switched between several different systems hence now all the folders have different user/groups (and what level of security each one have) creating everyday headaches such as; if I open one folder I get prompted "you need to be administrator...
  5. J

    Question Did I break $3000 worth of HDDs?

    I was moving around to talk to my cat (had to make a moment (new kitty)) and my knee smashed into the hard wood desk that contains 13 HDDs (external, stacked). The force was kind of large, I could have hit a kick ball around 20-30 feet. Is it possible that I damaged my HDDs? (I think I know...
  6. O

    Question WD_BLACK P10 for BackUp Storage

    I was looking for a drive to use as backup storage, preferably external. I want something with at least 2 TB and USB-C drives are very expensive. I found the WD Black P10 which has 4TB at a very low price (while discounted). I don't need huge transfer speeds, I'll be using this drive mainly to...
  7. P

    [SOLVED] I think I killed my SSD...Please Help

    Hello All! Today I purchased a Crucial BX500 1TB SSD and threw it in my older laptop to use for practice. I was learning how to use linux terminal to partition and format and manipulate drives and storage devices. Essentially I was trying to set up a rather complicated dual booting scenario...
  8. TheFlash1300

    Question SanDisk Cruzer Force - write/erase cycles

    Hello. Recently, i bought a USB drive, SanDisk Cruzer Force, with a storage amount of 64 gigabytes. Since USB drives don't support S.M.A.R.T, i can't see how many write/erase cycles my USB has. So, can someone, who is familiar with USBs and the technology SanDisk uses in their USBs, tell me how...
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    Question Restart to repair drive error

    Hi , I keep getting "Restart to repair drive errors" on drive "C" , I restart and but the problem is still there . Everytime I start the pc it starts with "scanning and repairing drive C". Drive C is an Adata Ssd. Any help is appreciated. Things I've tried but didn't fix the problem: Got latest...
  10. devjamesje

    [SOLVED] Add a M.1 drive to a laptop with an SSD already in it?

    Hi all! I was wondering if there was any way to install a M.1 Drive into a computer with a full sized SSD already installed into it (Computer is Toshiba Tecra z40a), and then use both as storage devices? I have recently been coming low to storage on my device with little applications installed...
  11. S

    Question PC won't repair C Drive

    I've recently been dealing with a slight stutter on my PC, and I've been told that it was an issue with my C drive. I have checked the drive, and it is in fact in need of repair. The only issue is, it won't let me repair it. I've run "chkdsk" through the Command Prompt, I've scanned and...
  12. S

    [SOLVED] Raid 1 for video file storage

    Hello everyone, I am making videos for youtube. I record games, upload them to youtube and store them on my hard drive. Youtube keeps the videos, but I feel safer if I still have the videos in case youtube would delete my videos ir was shut down or we are in a war and there is no more internet...
  13. J

    [SOLVED] Broken HDD doesn't show up / doesn't format properly

    TL;DR: May have bricked HDD, Sometimes shows up in Disk Manager, but doesn't inicialize or format propely. Any way to fix or should I get a pro to do this? Okay here's how I bricked it. So I have this laptop with a broken screen, I can only see a 1/3 of it. I turn it on, it says something about...
  14. Tommy Sawyer

    [SOLVED] Why drive storage fluctates up and down?

    I noticed that my drive storage has gone down from 244 GB about a month ago to about 233 GB just a week ago. I know that I downloaded some things and it did take some space, and I did the Microsoft Windows updates which does take space. I do the "remove temporary files" in storage (Settings)...
  15. [SOLVED] Can't open USB drive after flashing Linux

    I flashed my USB drive with a Linux ISO today to run it from the flash drive and see how the OS looks like. When I finished and came back to Windows, the drive was showing only 2.8 GB space (ISO size), while it's a 64 GB model. I unplugged and plugged it again, but it wasn't showing up in File...
  16. Ysertila

    [SOLVED] Files can't install to D Drive

    My C drive is completely full, i'm trying to install something to the D drive but it keeps trying to install to my C drive instead. A single game takes up most if not all my C drive so i can't exactly clear up space without getting rid of the entire game, so that's a no go. My whole D drive...
  17. D

    [SOLVED] Bitlocker Warning

    This is just a warning to the community. I have a Surface Pro 3, installed the windows 11 Release preview on it some time ago. I only use local accounts, no online MS bs. I found my drive was encrypted with Bitlocker, when i tried to save the key it would not allow it. I was forced to sign in...
  18. MaxtheHusk

    [SOLVED] My C: drive fills with 1 MB for no reason

    Hi guys! So my C: drive is filling with 1MB every like 5 mins and I do not install anything in it. I do not know if the system puts files in there but I am kinda scared it is going to full up. How can I stop this and delete what is filling it up? And what is the cause?
  19. Heronization

    Question No Bootable drive found when CSM disabled.. Trying to enable Resizable Bar.

    Built a computer last year for the first time, and thought I'd try this Re-Sizable Bar feature for the RTX 3080. However I ran into a problem, Resizable Bar requires CSM to be disabled, and when I disable CSM my Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2tb M.2 Drive cannot be found in the BIOS at all, with nothing...
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    [SOLVED] New windows installation in NVME SSD stops working when I remove my old Windows drive.

    Hello! I recently bought a new NVME SSD, and installed Windows 10 on it with my USB installation drive. Everything seemed to work just fine and I moved some files I wanted to keep over from my old SSD, which has Windows 10 installed on it as well. I played some games from the new SSD and have...
  21. D

    [SOLVED] Corrupt hard drive - What are my next steps?

    I seem to have issues with one of my drives and I'd like help with next steps for troubleshooting. This is not my OS drive, but a drive I use for media. I'm trying to determine if I can salvage the data or repair the drive. Questions How can I try to salvage the data? What can I do to try to...
  22. M

    Question Motherboard is stuck on boot light, ASUS TUF X570-F

    My friend's motherboard LED is stuck on boot. I've changed the CPU, the drives, and I've even tried transplanting other drives. For instance, I transplanted my friend's M.2 into my M.2 slot, and it worked perfectly, but when I put my M.2 into his PC, it also didn't work. We also got another...
  23. giorgiogamer318

    [SOLVED] Can I insert a second drive in my laptop?

    I am not an expert in laptop hardware but I decided to unscrew the chassis and take a look. I found there a pretty big empty space and some sort of port that is labelled "HDD" and another "FP". My question is: can I get a second drive in there? If yes, what do I need to do so? Images: View...
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    Question Dell Inspiron 3650 not booting to Windows

    Hello. Thank you for taking some time to help me with my situation. I have a Dell Inspiron 3650 that I have upgraded with a GTX 1050 and a EVGA 400W power supply. It usually works great with these components and runs smoothly. However, one day I went to turn it on and it wouldn’t boot past the...
  25. V

    [SOLVED] Changing my only drive from MBR to GBT to boot in UEFI.

    I was considering getting windows 11, so I looked at the Windows 11 system requirements and I saw that my nvme drive had to boot on UEFI to be able to get windows 11. To be able to boot on UEFI, my drive (Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB) had to be on GBT and not on MBR which it is currently on. I also...
  26. Haunted_

    [SOLVED] Recommended Drive for OS: 2TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 vs 500GB SATA SSD vs 1TB SATA SSD ?

    Hey All, I'm upgrading my computer with some new parts and I'm curious which drive others would use for the Windows 10 install. I do lots of video editing of 4K videos in Davinci Resolve, lots of photo organizing and editing in Lightroom (cloud and LR Classic, all RAW photos), and lots of...
  27. S

    [SOLVED] Apps not showing up on new drive

    I just got an NVMe ssd and put windows on it, but whenever I search for any app, nothing from my other drives show up.
  28. Sumsar07

    [SOLVED] How do i move a drive with windows already installed on it, to a new pc?

    I have an SSD with windows installed on it, and i got a new mo-bo, cpu and new ram. I cant bother downloading windows from scratch again, because i have files on it. Is there a way that i can move that ssd with the OS on, and still keep my data? Or even better if i can do it without having to...
  29. MaxPower88888

    Question HDD (not boot device) disappears a few minutes after boot ?

    Rows only refers to SATA and power cable sets. SDD is in the top row on my PC and is my boot device as confirmed by BIOS and Windows, HDD 1 is in the middle, HDD 2 is in the bot. HDD 1 was doing this same thing months ago, so I assumed it was broken and took it out and switched HDD 2 to the...
  30. MatthewJamess

    [SOLVED] Need help restoring USB drive

    My USB stick just died on me. Whenever I try to plug it in, I will hear the sound Windows makes when something gets connected, but the drive won’t appear anywhere. I know my computer is not the problem, as other sticks are detected just fine, and this drive in particular isn’t detected on my...
  31. Veiss7

    [SOLVED] WD blue 3d NAND sata6 won't boot but boots through other SSD

    I recently purchased a new pc minus the gpu(using my older 1660TI for now). I put everything together pressed the button and my old SSD wouldn't boot it would just blue screen at windows loading or recovery attempt. Although I've sort of fixed that issue now. I'm booting off one of my other...
  32. sharebaby

    Question Second Hard drive not showing in windows explorer

    Second Hard drive not showing in windows explorer Does anyone know how to get a 4 tb hard drive which I just installed and attached the data cable to it to show in Microsoft Vista Windows Explorer? It is a Western Digital Hard Drive ATA. It is however showing up in the Microsoft Device Manager...
  33. T

    [SOLVED] Why is the 'documents' folder on my computer stored on my HDD (D drive) rather than my local disk (C drive)?

    Hi, I noticed that the quick access folders for documents, pictures, downloads, videos etc are all located on my HDD drive (for storage) rather than my OS drive. Does this mean I still have old windows components (files and folders) on my HDD (I used this for my OS before I bought an SSD. I...
  34. J

    [SOLVED] NVMe Drive not Recognized in BIOS, but fine in Windows

    I recently installed the SK Hynix P31 Gold 1TB M.2 drive as my 840 pro 256gb from ~2014 ran completely out of space. I would like to make it my boot drive and use the old SSD as spare storage. I managed to copy the entire old SSD onto the new one using AEOMI Backupper and I've already taken care...
  35. nanadoesgaming

    Question How do i fix my DATA (D:) drive?

    my computer has 128gb of C: drive and 1T of (D:) drive. I noticed when I first got it that my C: drive filled up really quickly and it didn't make much sense to me. I figured out how to direct most download to (D:) but its a little wonky. Every item I put into the (D:) end up on my desktop and...
  36. S

    [SOLVED] What should I install my games on C drive or D

    I have a windows C drive but im pretty sure its not an ssd, total capacity on the c drive is 279gb however on my D drive there is a total of 1.52tb. Would my games run smoother and faster if I installed them on the d drive instead of c?
  37. NO111ONE

    Question Drive suddenly invisible to BIOS - can't boot to a system

    So I went away from my PC, locked it with Win+L, and guess what - I come back, it's in the BIOS. F8 - no bootable devices. I thought that it was just my NVMe acting up again so I unplugged the power as I did to fix this kind of problem. But didn't help. I thought maybe some other OS can help...
  38. [SOLVED] Partitions have vanished, even in Disk Management

    Hello! My son's laptop he uses for school and some gaming is on the fritz! Please help. It's a Windows 10 OS. After a bunch of desktop shortcuts when blank and said they couldn't find the target, my child informed me he needed my "expert" help. So, I need help here in order to continue to be...
  39. Paranoid72

    [SOLVED] HDD To SSD(Due to hdd wear out)

    Hey guys! So i am a newbie to this kind of stuff and i have a problem.6 years ago i built a PC and until this year everything was perfect(only added a cooler).For the last 3 months, i have been hearing the "notorius" click of death on my HDD alongside with the lag/buffer.I also had 2 blue...
  40. G

    [SOLVED] Drive problem after update on Windows 10

    After an automatic upgrade my PC restarted, it then showed a message it had encountered a problem and would have to restart. When it started again my D drive was missing. In system tools the drive an asmedia ASMT1153e was showing as having a capacity of zero and free space of zero, it should...