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Solved: Why is there never the full memory on external/flash memory hard drives?

Q: Solved: Why is there never the full memory on external/flash memory hard drives?

I know the question is awkward. So hopefully, I can explain it.

Say that I have a 500 GB external hard drive. But as it turns out, there's only 465 GB according to it and my computer. Why isn't there 500 Gb, but rather only 465? This also applies to mp3 players like iPods.

Why is this?

Can I do something to get back the "hidden" memory?

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A:BSOD when transferring files from memory cards or external hard drives

Hello, Mark080.

First, welcome to Windows Seven Forums !

Second. On this moment, I will try with reinstalling drivers for card reader.
That drivers is free and you can download from Toshiba web site.

Maybe, you installed wrong drivers, not for your lapotop. You need exactly driver for your model of laptop.

Go here and download new : Download Windows 7 drivers:

Then uinstall old drivers and restart computer :
1. Open Start Menu.
2. Right click on Computer.
3. Click on Properties.
4. Open Task Manager (You need administrator privileges to edit drivers)
5. Find your drivers and delete it.
6. Close all windows, save your work, and restart your computer.

Then :
1. Run installation.
2. Restart computer again.

I think that should work.

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Has it ever worked before?
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You can consider the use of the Panda Vaccine on your computer and USB Drives:
Download Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - MajorGeeks

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Try uninstalling the drivers for said Device Manager...then rebooting.

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From wikipedia;

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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
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Hello and welcome rodo first up


Can we have some systemspecs please as what you have posted gives us not that much (or anythingat all with some folks) to work with and given there are so many manufacturersof components and configurations that do influence what goes on within anygiven machine and OS.
System Info - See YourSystem Specs

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-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------

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-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------

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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8000348bda9, fffff880039bcd58, fffff880039bc5b0}

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Probably caused by : disk.sys ( disk! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+70f )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> lmvm snapman
start end module name
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CheckSum: 0004F614
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Welcome to TSG hamlet123

Here is some information that will be useful to you:

In some situation especially when anti-virus program has cleaned, healed, disinfected or removed a worm, trojan horse or virus from computer, there may be error happening whenever users try to open or access the drive by double clicking on the disk drive icon in Explorer or My Computer window to try to enter the drive&#8217;s folder. The problem or symptom happens in hard disk drive, portable hard disk drive or USB flash drive, and Windows will prompt a dialog box with the following message:

Windows Script Host

Can not find script file autorun.vbs.

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Choose the program you want to use to open this file with:

In this case, the &#8220;Always use the selected program to open this kind of file&#8221; option is grayed out.

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1. Run Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del or right click on Taskbar)
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3. Then terminate explorer.exe process.
4. In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run&#8230.
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del c:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del d:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del e:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a

c, d, e each represents drive letters on Windows system. If there are more drives or partitions available, continue to command by altering to other drive letter. Note that you must also clean the autorun files from USB flash drive or portable hard disk as the external drive may also be infected.
7. In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run&#8230.
8. Type &#8220;regedit&#8221; (without quotes) into the Open text box and click OK.
9. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
10. Check if the value name and value data for the key is correct (the value data of userint.exe include the path which may be different than C drive, which is also valid, note also the comma which is also needed):

If the value is incorrent, modify it to the valid value data.Click to expand...
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A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 - external hard drives stopped being found?


Originally Posted by youradds

after trying to install some software (which didn't wanna install in the end anyway, due to it being rubbish!), I can now no longer see these drives on my PC

Hi -

See if system restore can help - choose a restore point prior to the software installs -
START | type rstrui

Regards. . .


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Need system info.
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A:Memory Full

Hello akp01 and welcome to Sevne Forums.

First, it would help if you list your system specs. At the top of any Forum page click on "User CP". Then, in the left column, click "Edit System Spec". If you don't know all of the info a free tool called Speccy can help.

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