Partition

Forum discussion tagged with Partition.
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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...
  2. T

    Question 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...
  3. [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...
  4. 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)...
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    Question 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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: https://imgur.com/dG7r5Xo My other question is about the free space remaining on my C...
  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. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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: https://ibb.co/Qpv4hx0 My Questions are: - Is the partition safe to delete so I could get that 15GB? - If the answer for...
  14. [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...
  15. 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...
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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...
  17. [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...
  18. 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...
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    [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?
  20. [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...
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    [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...
  22. 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...
  23. [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...
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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!
  25. 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...
  26. [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...
  27. 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...
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    [SOLVED] 0x80042453 error when installing windows

    Hello there , While I was working with my laptop , It suddenly turned off then I tried to turn it on , I realize that windows cannot be loaded and it keeps saying "no boot sector on internal hard drive" , I tried to install windows but it was unsuccessful at selecting and making new partition ...
  29. [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...
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    [SOLVED] Cloned Drive Data Missing

    I used Aomei Backupper Standard 6.4 Free version to clone my XPG M.2 PCIE SSD 1TB to my external Seagate Hard drive 7 TB. Once cloning was complete, I noticed an issue with partition 3. The data size of partition 3 for the source is 653.97 GB, whereas the data size of partition 3 for the clone...
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    Question Partition disppeared , again even after fresh windows install.

    I was downloading some thing and then suddenly my downloaded file disappear. That's when I found out all of my drive that isn't boot drive are disappear again. Around 15 days ago, I encouter this problem after I change my motherboard from B450 to X570. I thought I fix it by fresh install window...
  32. ThinkPCtive

    [SOLVED] Is there a way to boot from a new partition?

    Hi, thank you in advance. I installed my OS on a 1 Tb HDD without any partition. Later on, I allocated the 130 Gb of unallocated memory to a new partition. Is there a way to install a new OS on the new partition B, without deleting my files on the first partition A. A much specific question...
  33. M

    [SOLVED] Merge unallocated space on my C drive (OS drive) with the existing OS partition.

    I have just updated my m.2 operating system drive. Prior to installing the drive I created an image of the existing drive. I have now installed the new larger drive and have Windows back up and running. The new drive however has kept exactly the same partitions as previous, and all the...
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    [SOLVED] Partition keep disappearing after changing the MB

    I changed my motherboard from B450 Tomahawk Max to X570 Aorus Elite. Everything went fine except all of my sata device all disappear. If I went to Disk Management , it said that all the sata disk need to be intialize before logical disk manager can access it. I found a way to fix this problem...
  35. Question How to restore or recreate a 'system reserve partition'?

    So my drive boots fine. It has been cloned from a problem drive. However I'm getting an error when I try to do 'Windows-Updates' 0x800f0922 (which it says has to do with the System Reserved Partition) It is complaining that it cannot find the 'System-Reserved' partition or it isn't properly...
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    Question failed restore with EaseUS Backup

    I am using the free edition of EaseUS ToDo Backup and run into problems with restoring in a specific situation. I was doing regular full backups of a Win7 system partition, located on Disk 1 (not sure if it matters, but when I installed Win 7 a long time ago, I forced Windows to use that...
  37. sn0wbit_

    Question how do i move windows 10 to another drive without losing data on either drive

    i recently installed windows on a secondary partition on my ssd (it was the only workaround i could find to not lose data) and im trying to figure out how to move the entire contents of that partition back onto the main partition of the ssd, i cant find anything on google that isnt a scam...
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    Question Cant delete partition See details!

    Hi, Hopefully someone can help. I have built my computer back up again after some time stored away. Thinking of building a new computer anyway but want to get this running first. When I turn it on I get a message saying boot device failed insert media and press any key to try again. I done...
  39. A

    Question Not Factory partition fail recovery

    MSI GL73 8rd Laptop, Samsung evo 970 installed replacing a single HDD(1TB drive split into 2, showing 558g in C & 349 in Data) I used Samsung data migration tool. It worked and will boot no problem. It wont let me make any form of recovery, reset or allow me do a fresh windows install...
  40. 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...