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Windows 7: Hard Drive Help

14 Dec 2012   #11
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
A hard disk drive (HDD) is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using rapidly rotating discs (platters) coated with magnetic material. An HDD retains its data even when powered off. Data is read in a random-access manner, meaning individual blocks of data can be stored or retrieved in any order rather than just sequentially. An HDD consists of one or more rigid ("hard") rapidly rotating discs (platters) with magnetic heads arranged on a moving actuator arm to read and write data to the surfaces.

More: Hard disk drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Kari
Based on the OP's question, that is a great answer. Now, just in case the OP wants to test your knowledge further, be sure to have information for SSD's.


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14 Dec 2012   #12
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Please post a screenshot of the Disk Manager in Computer Management.
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14 Dec 2012   #13
sharkd442

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

i dont know how
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14 Dec 2012   #14
indianacarnie

 

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i dont know how
Click start > type in disk management > it'll say "create and format hard disk partitions", click that > take a screen shot of the window it takes you to. Come back to "here", your post and click the little paperclip up next to the smiley. Upload it in your next post.
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14 Dec 2012   #15
sharkd442

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

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14 Dec 2012   #16
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Please right-click the 15GB partition, and click "Change drive letters and paths...". Press "Add", take note of the drive letter assigned, and click "OK". Go to "My Computer" and access that drive. Take a screenshot of the contents please.
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14 Dec 2012   #17
sharkd442

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

i cant do anything with but to delet it
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14 Dec 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

Is this the original factory preinstall, or has it been reinstalled? The EFI partition appears to be a remnant of a previous install done in EFI mode to GPT disk which has now been clean reinstalled to an MBR disk instead. Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube

To be absolutely certain about the 15gb partition unhide System and Hidden files at Control Panel>Folder Options>View, then see if it will assign a letter in DIsk Mgmt or rightclick>Explore.

If this fails install Partition Wizard to try Exploring the partition, assigning a letter first if necessary.

If you haven't already, I would generate your Asus Recovery disks to see if the Recovery partition is working.
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14 Dec 2012   #19
sharkd442

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

ok thanks i will try that
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14 Dec 2012   #20
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

That's a really strange setup...
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