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Windows 7: blocked hard drive

21 Jun 2016   #1
del83

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blocked hard drive

how to unblock my dell hard drive


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21 Jun 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Del mate would be good to know what you mean by a blocked drive that is very little info to go on.
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21 Jun 2016   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Which American football team-- never mind. What exactly is the error message you get? Is it possible to boot into Safe Mode? If not even Safe Mode, what does your BIOS report for the hard-drive?
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21 Jun 2016   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Yes, more info needed. I am very curious as to what a blocked hard drive is.
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22 Jun 2016   #5
del83

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Thanks for the replies, its every time I try to download it says to litte space on drive ?
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22 Jun 2016   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate now do this Start > Computer > right click on Manage > click on Disk Management - this should bring up a screen like in my pic and then please send a pic of what you have. To do that see this Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums


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22 Jun 2016   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Too little byte-space on hard-drive means you are going to have to do one or more of the following:
-- get a bigger hard-drive; have both OS and data partitions on that larger hard-drive
-- add an additional hard-drive and move your data folders and files onto that 2nd hard-drive
[I'm not including Users folders, that's a whole different complicated procedure which can bring more grief than joy]
this 2nd drive can be your d drive, your data drive; leaving the original hard-drive being the OS, C drive
-- uninstall any/all un-needed, un-wanted, un-AskedFor 3rd party utilities, programs, WhatFors, Whatevers, and so on; do NOT attempt removing Windows Prime services, modules, programs, etc. at this time
I was going to suggest downloading, installing, running MiniToolBox and Piriform's Speccy, however that will have to wait until you have cleared out some of your 3rd party stuff.
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22 Jun 2016   #8
del83

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To all the great members who replied to me about my full hard drive problem thankyou, my younger brother solved it (hes only 64 to my 84) I wont pretend to know what he did but he did it was something to do with movies stored undetected, but Im grateful,so once again thanks every body. Del.
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23 Jun 2016   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes and it might be an idea to check out duplicate files you have on the machine - you will be surprised just how many are duplicates there are - for example in pictures etc.

There are a few softwares some free that will pick through the filing system and throw up a listing of them

Edit should have said just delete the duplicates - it can take some time to do though
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24 Jun 2016   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If the term (Blocked Hard Drive) means a hard drive you are unable to work with because of lack of free space, then their is only two thing that I know of one can do.

1. Remove data from the drive to create more free space. What one removes is up to the owner of the computer.

2. Get another hard drive that is big enough to meet or exceed your needs.

Their is no magic needed to solve this problem.
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