Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: External Hard DRive

14 Feb 2011   #11
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 

Where is paint then please? I have Disk Management open but cant find paint!!!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Feb 2011   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Type paint into the start button search box.

Or look under the "Accessories" grouping on the start menu where all your programs appear.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #13
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 

Well I found paint and the went to disk management, clicked on prtscan and then got lost again. I will leave it now until I have more time. Thanks for your helop thus far, it is apopreciated. If you could send me the next stepo I would be very grateful.

Thanks again.

RonBin79 and gettting older by the minute!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


14 Feb 2011   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Open disk management and make sure it shows your drives and free space.

Poke printscreen.

Open Paint. Open a new blank file in paint. It should just be a white area.

Go to the clipboard menu of Paint and click paste.

The disk management picture from printscreen should appear in the Paint window.

click the upper left corner of paint to get to the save menu and choose save as.

give the file a name, such as disk mgt.

Choose where you want to save the file and do so. Make note where you saved it. Close paint.

Find the saved file on your hard drive and poke it to open it to confirm it went well.

Then you have to attach that picture to your next post in this thread using "manage attachments".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2011   #15
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
External hard drive

No, the pictures on not on drive J, I took them off and put them on the desk top which is running on drive C so the pictures are quite safe. It's just drive J that is causing the problem, the one that controls an external hard drive, everything else is fine thanks. Oictures and all data is safe and secure having been backed up on my Seagate HD which is drive "I"

I will get there in the end!!

RonBin79 and aging quickly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2011   #16
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
External Hard Drive

Eureka!!! At last I have managed to do it, screen shot attached!. In 25 years of using a computer, this is the first time I have ever done a screen shot. Thank you for your forebarance and help. I hope this is what you want and it will help you to let me have a solution to my problem. My apologies for being such a dumbo but at 79, things take a little longer to sink in.

Looking forward to hearing from you, with best wishes,

RonBim79


Attached Thumbnails
-disc-manage.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2011   #17
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Ok. In Disk Management, scroll down a bit so we can see J:, then re-post your screen image.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2011   #18
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
External Hard DRive

A lot easier now I know what I am doing!!


Attached Thumbnails
-d-management2.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2011   #19
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK. Can you maximise the STATUS column as shown in the attached image?

Your drive J: seems to be NTFS -- I thought you said it was RAW? It aslo seems to be active, hence I want to see the widened STAUS column as per the image.


Attached Thumbnails
-browse.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Can you keep to one thread please.
External Hard Drive
In your other thread you what to format the HD J:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
We need a screen shot of disk management as it is now.

Right now, we don't know what's what. You have or had a 1 TB drive, a J drive, a 160 gig drive, a "desktop", etc.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RonBin79 View Post
Helpl!!! I have moved all my old pictures from my old 160gb HD to my desktop with a view to re installing them once I had formatted the disk and all the other rubbish had been cleared out. To make sure all was well I tried to open one and found it wouldn't but was offered the chance of Windows7 using a compatibility programme to make them work, and so it did. I then somehow got into Disc Management, found Drive 'J' and deleted everything, including the partition! Just goes to prove a little knowledge is dangerous.

Now, I can't find Drive 'J' anywhere and when I try to open a picture I get a screen which says "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in computer. Verify the items location and try again.

In the disc management screen under drive 'j' it says J 149.05 GB RAW (Healthy Primary Partition), but there is no mention of any NTFS.

I know very little about this topic so if anyone can supply me with a solution in idiots language, I would be very, very grateful. I would also like to know how I revert drive J back to normal working and not RAW?

RonBin79
In this thread you what to copy data out of HD J:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 External Hard DRive




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Best external to external hard drive synchronized backup plan?
So I want to clone one external 2TB with another. So one drive is the main use one and another the backup one. So I copy everything over to backup and i store the backup at another house and then I start using the main: deleting and adding/editing files. What is the best software or whatever to...
Hardware & Devices
External Hard Drive (F) Drive Letter changed to G - Can't change back
My External Hard Drive (My Book) was always Drive letter F. I went to sleep and woke up to find Windows 7 Pro had updated and rebooted and I was welcomed by my login screen. Consequently now my My Book external HDD now reads as Drive letter G. I went into Administrative Tools > Computer...
Hardware & Devices
Samsung s2 external hard drive not loading showing local disk F drive
I have a Samsung s2 1tb external hard drive. Today when I hooked it up to my laptop it would not load. It will shows local F drive when it usually will say samsung Drive. A pop up box will then appear stating "you need to format drive" I know if I reformat it I will lose all my data which...
Hardware & Devices
External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back
I have a USB external hard drive that I keep all my documents etc on (had it for years) I upgraded from Vista Home to & Home Premium then had to upgrade recently to Professional to run my Sage. Through all these upgrades my ext. drive ran fine. Occasionally the drvie letter would change if I...
Hardware & Devices
how to make your internal hard drive into and external hard drive ?
I have an internal hard disk not in use ,and I would like to make it as external disk ! I looked on the net and I found I should have the " encelsure " butt I think I wont find it here in my city . So is there another way ? like usb -esata cable ?
Hardware & Devices
Internal Hard Drive acting like an External Hard Drive
Hi guys, I'm new on any sort of forums so go easy if it's a stupid question..but here goes. Me and my brother built me a new computer from scratch (he did the building - i did the watching). To cut a long story short - I purchased an internal hard drive from Overclockers UK. It's a Samsung...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:22.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App