Forum discussion tagged with Partition.
  1. A

    Question A component of the memory has possibly been fried by an update?

    It all starts with a Windows 10 update that I let my computer do on shutdown. I leave for two days and before that I switch the house power off, thinking that the computer would have made it with a full battery. I come back and the PC wouldn’t go beyond welcome screen, I pressed any key and it’d...
  2. B

    Question Problem reinstalling Win11 on bricked system

    I was running Windows 11 and Linux Mint, and due to a problem with the latter decided to boot from a Win11 installer USB to start over completely. The problem is the installer is stuck not finding any network. Before this step in the partition menu of the Windows installer, I deleted all the...
  3. SegraveZ

    Question Question about drive partitions ?

    Hi, around 30 minutes ago, one of my hdd started making grinding sounds so i decided to unplug it from the pc, i didn t knew which one was making that noise so i decided to unplug them separately until the sound is gone. So, my drives are partitioned as follows : SSD : C: 250 gb HDDs: E and F...
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    Question Clean install using Rufus - partitioning incompatibility

    Hi guys Decided I needed to do a clean format of my PC for a Windows Install. Last time I did this was when I built my PC over 5 years ago and obviously should have taken better notes! I have a dual boot setup with Disk 0 being my Linux install and Disk 1 at least WAS my Windows install. Running...
  5. retzul

    Question Is it safe to create several partitions on an NVMe SSD ?

    Hello there, Excuse me, i have a plan to upgrade my existing SSD NVME to another which have larger capacity and i want to clean install OS to it. Is it safe to make several partitions on an NVMe SSD ? (for example partition C and D), And if it will have any impact, which part of the SSD will be...
  6. Y

    [SOLVED] HDD from external drive is showing strange partitions

    Hi Experts, I have an old 2TB HDD that I pulled out of an external case a long time ago. I recently hooked it up and I am stuck with the following: image of computer management I have a 233.88Gb RAW partition followed by 1630.14Gb Unallocated I am sure this is wrong - it would have been...
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    Question Find a file location in hdd sectors ( ZBR )

    hello everybody, I have 4 question related to HDD and zone bit recording ( ZBR ). 1- I am looking for a utility which show us a file on which sectors has been recorded graphically ( on physical layout of sectors like a photo I have attached) . 2- Also I need this for optical disks too ( I know...
  8. E

    [SOLVED] Shrinking, Cloning, and Restoring Partition Sizes with Macrium Reflect ?

    First off, Happy New Year's Day to everyone here. :giggle: A few days before Christmas, I had to clone my NVMe to a SSD because I needed to factory reset my PC to prepare it for a RMA (bluetooth was faulty). The problem I'm concerned about is that I had to allow Macrium Reflect to shrink my...
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    Question Safely increase windows Partition on a triple-boot system (High Sierra, Windows 10, Mac OS 10.7) ?

    My mac mini 2011 has a 500G SSD where the first partition is High Sierra, the second one is Windows 10, (upgraded with an iso file on my desktop from a bootcamp installed windows 7), and the third is my legacy 10.7 system for compatibility with older AU plugins. The problem is, I've given it too...
  10. M

    [SOLVED] 1 partition split in 2 how to fix ?

    I have these 2 yellow partitions that are the same drive, how do i make them into a single blue one ?? They are both the same drive and appear as one in my computer with its full capacity. i have data on it that i wanna keep, can i do it while keeping it ?
  11. just.a.pillo

    [SOLVED] Live boot USB

    Hello, I bought a new 64gb high speed flash drive and I wondered if I could split it into 2 partitions so that one would be used for a live boot os (puppy linux probably) and the other one as a normal USB. Would this work?
  12. S

    [SOLVED] Success or failure of a BIOS update seems to depend on the USB drive ?

    Hello everyone. I am using the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC. I have read MANY forum replies of different users expressing their concerns over failed BIOS updates even though they followed the motherboard vendors' suggested process to the book. Many have even said that when they retried the...
  13. TheFlash1300

    Question How to see what format type my SSD and HDD use?

    Hello. I tried to check the format type by opening the following path: Properties -> Hardware -> Properties -> Volumes, but it didn't show me any details. View: I also need to know how to see what format type is Windows 10 adapted for - for MBR or for GPT. Can...
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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...
  15. T

    [SOLVED] HDD suddenly became unallocated

    My internal hdd all of sudden became unallocated space. Its only 3 years old and has been operating without a hitch ever since it was first installed. We recently had some power issues in the home, blackouts and brownouts which I think may have done it. I was searching for fixes as the data...
  16. r3ddr4g0n

    [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...
  17. TwinDenis

    Question Would a Dynamic Partition Keep its Data after a fresh Install of W10?

    Hello, I would like to ask if I fresh install windows 10 would that make the second partition (which is dynamic) to lose its data or would it be able to keep its data after the clean install? (if its not the main drive which would otherwise contain windows). Second Disk is 2 HDDs (2TB Each)...
  18. S

    [SOLVED] I have a NVME SSD + SATA SSD + HDD. What is the best way to divide the tasks between them?

    I have a 2TB NVME SSD, a 750GB SATA SSD and a normal 1TB HDD. I was thinking about exclusively storing games (game files) on the NVME SSD while using the SATA SSD as the main/boot drive (Windows install) + storing software on it while I use the normal HDD for normal big file storage (media...
  19. Loka88

    Question Which one is better , GPT or MBR?

    I read some thread, GPT is better for 2tb or larger disk. Also, i read GPT is better for NVME. My BIOS support UEFI IF i use NVME ssd but with only 1 TB storage ? what should i choose, GPT or MBR?
  20. blue_rays

    [SOLVED] What's the last partition on my SSD?

    Hey there, My (mx500) SDD is fully partitioned by Windows 10. Recently, I noticed that there is a 509MB partition at the end of my drive. What's that? Can I merge it to the last partition? image: View: My other question is about the free space remaining on my C...
  21. 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...
  22. Y

    [SOLVED] How to Seperate System and Boot Partition

    Hi guys, I have a windows 10 installed SSD which has system and boot partitions together. On the net, I saw that, in most of the installations these partitions are seperate. I've read that its not a big deal but if I were to use dual boot or something it would be a problem. I will install...
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    Question SSD size issue after -k1 option Clonezilla

    I am trying to migrate my Windows 10 old 2To 5400rpm to a new 4To SSD. I tried multiple solutions in order to finally get only one 4To part on the new SSD (and not 2To + 2To, due to cloning method). I ended up by : Converting my MBR partition to GPT using MBR2GPT tool. Succeeded. Cloning the...
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    Question Is partition necessary for 1TB SSD boot drive?

    Hello guys, I just replaced my old 250GB Samsung SSD with Crucial MX500 1TB SSD. However, I am wondering now If is it okay to use it as it is without partition? I have cloned my old drive to it successfully. I will be using it for program files and some temp cache storage. My current...
  25. TheOfb

    [SOLVED] Changed partition size on my bootable SSD and now windows won't boot.

    I discovered I had unallocated space on my SSD that I have been using for months as my boot drive that I cloned from my previous dying SSD. So I used Aomei partition assistant to allocate some of the space but at the same time increase the partition the OS is on as it was very full. Clearly at...
  26. Z

    [SOLVED] Razer Blade Stealth 13 has a strange disk partition

    Hello everyone! I have a Razer Blade Stealth 13. While checking its Disk Management, I noticed a strange, no name disk partition that holds 15GB of the main disk. Image: My Questions are: - Is the partition safe to delete so I could get that 15GB? - If the answer for...
  27. princedragonis

    [SOLVED] Cannot remove older disk's recovery and EFI partitions

    Hi, I have cloned my Windows to second disk, meaning my first disk's C: drive and the three related partitions are not in use anymore. I formatted the C drive. But I cannot delete the other three partitions. Also, the formatted C: drive shows up correctly as unallocated space, but cannot be used...
  28. Vilqx

    [SOLVED] How to add unallocated space to C drive with a recovery partitionblocking it

    I recently moved my Windows over to an SSD. Beforehand, I was able to tell the program how much space to allocate for windows. I had 500 gigs allocated, and the other 500 of the terabyte drive open. But now that I'm in the new drive windows, how can I add the unallocated to the previously...
  29. S

    [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...
  30. T

    [SOLVED] Merging all partitions of a drive ?

    I have a 4TB drive that has 3 partitions on it. Conveniently, now, after about a year of owning it, I realised what a stupid mistake I have made partitioning the drive in the first place as I've had to expand partitions twice so far, and things are getting messy, so I'm trying to correct my...
  31. M

    [SOLVED] After moving OS to SSD, can I use two partitions to install programs?

    I currently have a 1TB HDD that is near full, and I am looking to do a clean install of Windows 10 onto my 500GB SSD (WD Blue SATA SSD), and have no issue reinstalling any programs. I plan to use my 1TB HDD to store personal documents (Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Videos folders etc) along...
  32. M

    [SOLVED] My SSD is restricted by space for windows

    I got a new M.2 SSD and it tells me that Space is reserved for Windows". I tried to delete the partition and it didn't work. Is there any way to delete that partition and be able to use that space freely?
  33. thamesh149

    [SOLVED] Why multiple recovery partitions in my sony vaio laptop?

    I have just 240GB SSD. Why my laptop has 2 recovery partitions? I want more space so should I delete that 22.82GB partition? I have created recovery media in USB.Will I be able to Refresh(not reset,reinstalling windows without deleting personal files) my pc using external USB, if I delete that...
  34. S

    [SOLVED] Chkdsk fixing corruption/Partition Optimization 1TB HDD

    Hello all, Ever since the beginning of using my Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53, I have experienced stuttering/freezing whenever I do any kind of new task such as opening an application, opening a new tab, or even just scrolling through a loaded webpage. After doing a multitude of possible solutions, I...
  35. KetanBasi

    [SOLVED] Advice for ubuntu disk partitioning

    Here's the story. I have been using the Windows system for years, with only a couple of years in Linux (and WSL). I have installed Windows 10 on my SSD. Thanks to the fact that I have 8GB of RAM and I use 2GB of it for AMD's Integrated Graphics, now I want to have a dual boot system with Ubuntu...
  36. T

    [SOLVED] 6827 MB WINDRIVER Basic Data Partition

    I've just completed a fresh Windows 10 installation on my ACER NITRO 5 laptop (which comes with a NVMe 512 GB SSD). Now I have this "WINDRIVER" partition which allocates 6827 MB out of 512 GB SSD storage: And it has an AUTORUN file in it along with some driver folders. I wonder, what is this...
  37. D

    [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!
  38. R

    [SOLVED] How many partition should I make?

    I'm doing a clean installation of Windows 10. I have two disk 512GB SSD and 1TB HDD. How many partition should I make, for OS, programs, VMs and Games. With 512GB SSD and 1TB HDD to play with, how should I distribute the partitions? It's a 64-bit system with 16 GB of RAM. What would you do...
  39. K

    [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...
  40. wtrfl

    [SOLVED] Store existing files in seperate partition and reinstall Windows to a new partition.

    Hi! I have an old laptop that I know is good hardware but has been slow because of lots of junk and files that I can't be bothered to sort through. I had the idea to move the existing files to a partition on my hard drive, then clean install Windows on another partition. I just don't know how...