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Bad Wifi on Vista partition, but excellent on Ubuntu partition?

Q: Bad Wifi on Vista partition, but excellent on Ubuntu partition?

I have an Acer Aspire 3680, and I noticed that my wifi is really bad on my Vista partition (I can barely move spots without disconnecting or slowing down) But my ubuntu partition wifi is perfect. I can move around freely and hardly ever disconnect. The Atheros drivers are installed correctly, I believe. So I don't know what the problem could be,.

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A: Bad Wifi on Vista partition, but excellent on Ubuntu partition?

Do you have the latest wireless driver from Acer's web site?
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Here's the deal. I actually backed up all my data on my Windows partition on an external hard drive. My question is, if I press the little "Reset" button on the side of my conputer, will it affect my Ubuntu partition? My computer is a Lenovo Ideapad P500 Touch model.
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A:Does reseting the Windows 8.1 partition affect my Ubuntu partition?

Hi fox Resetting your Windows 8 will affect your Ubuntu partition. Since it was probably not part of the original configuration the manufacturer of your laptop created for that laptop, it will most likely deleted and Windows 8.1 will be reinstalled on it. Resetting a computer under Windows 8.1 pretty much delete everything on it, re-format the hard drive correctly and reinstall Windows using the manufacturer system image on the DVD or partition included with the laptop/computer. If you want to read more about the Reset process, you can read the HowToGeek article below:
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I was trying to open a file I saved in my Ubuntu partition with Wordpad, and for my surprise, Vista couldn't find the partitioned driver.

Why does it happen? How do I fix it?


A:Can't see Ubuntu Partition in Vista

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This howto:
"DO NOT resize the Vista partition during the installation of the Linux distribution! Due to the change in NTFS versions, no Linux partitioning program, nor standard Windows partitioning programs, can properly alter the partition that Vista is installed to."
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and what is the message ???
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Thanks in advance.

Edit: I tried hitting f11 at startup to bring up gateways recovery menu, but again nothing. I have the windows vista recovery environment disc also if that helps.

A:Formatted Windows Vista partition, but i still have the Recovery partition on D:

There are files on c: used by the recovery partition on d:

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

Regards. . .


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A:Can I access my Linux partition from Vista partition

Hi and Welcome to TSG,
There are three ways explained at this link

But I really think you should use the red report link in your thread & ask for this question to be moved to the Linux forum here at TSG.

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which leaves 151 GB Free space.

I would like to move all my programs and picture/music/word files over to a new partition, but I'm not sure what size the new partition should be.

Are there any standard procedures (other than backing every file up) that I should follow, as far as partitioning goes?

Do I have to extend or rename anything already existing? Or do I just create a new "simple partition" with that program that comes with Vista?

I sure appreciate any help and precautions you can throw my way.


A:I want to create a third Partition using Vista's new Partition program.

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A:Partition for Ubuntu

Hello mate.

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

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Do you have the installation CD? If so, "BART PE" may be the solution. I have used it with success. Here is the link:

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A:Cancelled during partition resize, partition has disappeared. (Using Partition Magic)
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A:Triple Partition: XP Pro x86, W7 Pro x64, and Ubuntu 10.04

If you install XP in the IDE mode and you change to the AHCI mode, you'll get a blue screen when trying to boot from XP. That's because the AHCI driver needed for XP to boot wasn't installed.

You can slipstream the AHCI driver into a new XP user created installation disc. That way you can install XP and Windows 7 using the AHCI mode, I'm not sure about the procedure for Ubuntu. Someone else will weigh in on this, with some tutorials.
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A:Resizing partition for Ubuntu

This guide should help you.

How to Resize Your Ubuntu Partitions

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A:Deleting a Partition (Ubuntu)

Assuming you just have Vista on C: partition and the ubuntu partition is immediately after, you should be able to go into Control Panel => Administrative Tools => Disk Management. Delete the ubuntu partition so it shows as unallocated space. Expand C: to include all of it.

If you have an image backup program I would do that first if you are inexperienced with disk partitioning. If Disk Management gives you a hard time you can use Partition Wizard freeware boot CD instead. Disk Management should do it for you in a few minutes. It's not complicated.
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A:Deleting Ubuntu 9.04 Partition

You are going perfect. No issues in your method.
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A:Ubuntu partition problem

You might want to try partition wizard to do that.

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I used the GRUB installer (a nice installer) to install Ubuntu and it manages computer startups.
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HI Markaz
This should answer your questions
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-I though to do this
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Any procedure to acomplish this?

thanks in advance...

A:How do i move win 7 partition to vista partition

If it was me I would copy my data to a CD or DVD and install Win7 fresh and let it use the whole HD space.
After that is done you can add a data partition to whatever you want.

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A:How do I remove Ubuntu without recovery partition, USB boo

I'd download the GPARTED .iso file [Google Search], created the disc using the burning program, booted to it and wiped the HDD then installed Windows. Since I couldn't boot to a Thumb/Flash drive I obtained an External USB Optical drive to do it. All the Netbooks I've worked with booted in such a manner, no other way to install the OS from CD or DVD.

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A:will the partition of ubuntu get formatted or deleted?

Are you sure the pop-up is from your AV or the Win7 Firewall and not a fake AV trojan which you clicked on from a pop-up which has now infected your System. If so you'd want to run Combofix to repair infection. There are other steps in posts 9 and 11 here which can overcome this type of infection: Fake AV infection - files hidden?

Normally Dell DataSafe Recovery will restore the HD back to factory condition when it is run, unless it offers to direct the restore to a named partition. Dell Restoring Your Computer?s Software to the Factory Settings

A better option for you might be to do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 while deleting the Win7 partition to recreate and format it during install. Everything you need is in the blue link.

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A:Unable to install UBUNTU in a different partition

Hi Muralikrishna
Depending on the Ubuntu version it should work in 64 bits. But that woudl only make a difference if you are invoking the installation from your 64bits Win7, and I don't think that is the way you can install Ubuntu, you should boot from the install DVD
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A:Hide ubuntu partition in Windows 8

Hide partitions in windows by removing the assigned drive letter in the Disk Management Console.

How do I hide specific drives/partitions in Windows 7? - Windows 7 Help Forums

It is similar in Windows 8 - the link in post #3 points to Shawn Brinks tutorial:

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Wubi [Ubuntu Installer]:


What happens when I right click on the 30GB empty partition in Disk Management:

What happens when I try to format the empty partition:

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A:Can't install Ubuntu onto empty partition

The boot files for C are on E as shown by the System Active flags, however the status of the partition is RAW, or ruined. Will C still even boot?

You can try to move the System boot files to C using EasyBCD but they may be damaged. If so you can try the choice to Re-create/Repair them at the same time. EasyBCD (free Download at bottom of page - no name or email required)

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A:partition went missing after ubuntu uninstall!

Are you certain grub has been completely removed?
It can sometimes cause problems like this.
Once you verify grub is removed then you can attempt a normal windows startup repair to try and save your install.
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A:ubuntu damaged my windows partition

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Type in command line

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A:Wiped Windows partition while installing Ubuntu. Next?

try i care data recovery it has a 80% chance to recover your file i recommend stellar too but prefer i care over it
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Thanks very much

A:Change partition size of Ubuntu in Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by sholtob

i have Ubuntu dual booted with windows 7 32 bit, i am running out of space on my hard drive and am not using the 100 gigabytes i partitioned of for Ubuntu, i was hoping that someone might know how to change the partition size as i cant find out how to do it.
Thanks very much

Boot with the Ubuntu Live CD, select "Try Ubuntu", and use gparted to shrink the Ubuntu partition and extend the Windows partition. Don't use the Windows Partition Manager, or you won't be able to boot Ubuntu.
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A:Mount an NTFS partition on ubuntu live CD

You will find that a Knoppix live CD,or EBCD,

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A:Set up a partition to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Hi McG, welcome to the forums.
I can't really answer your questions about Ubuntu, but I recommend you start by checking this thread at the Ubuntu forum. I would save it since you might come into those problems when trying to install Ubuntu in your disc.
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To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

If you have not made your Startup Repair
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Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
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How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

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Boot into System Recovery Options

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No need for reply, I brought the dead recovery partition back to life...
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Quote: Originally Posted by kishanlald

I have previously installed windows 7
then for trial purpose installed ubuntu on pimary drve C:

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i attaching screenshot of this pls help

Thanks in advance ...pls help

Hello and Welcome to Seven Forums.

Since the inaccessible partitions do not contain anything, are you able to delete both inaccessible volumes and extend the C: volume?
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A:Solved: Can't boot to Windows after wiping Ubuntu partition!

Clean your XP CD with alcohol, rubbing from the center to the outside. Let it dry and try booting again. If no joy, borrow an XP CD from a friend if possible. If the easeus CD boots, the XP should. If must be dirty or scratched.

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Welcome to Seven Forums.

You can create a w7 installer on a USB flash drive and reinstall with that. For how see here: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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Get the win7 install iso.

Better than the gateway I am sure: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Be careful with Fedora 14. You have separate partitions and one thing Fedora does is merge all partitions into one logical volume group. You have a backup
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Welcome to the forum.

When you tried to boot with both disks installed, did you go to the BIOS and check that disk 0 was the first in the boot priority?
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A:Multiboot, Accidentally deleted System Partition. Cannot boot other partition

Oh. Also, when in Windows Setup, the 32-bit partition in question can be seen, and is stated as "in a format not suitable to Windows Installation" or similar. I can enter it in Recovery Console, but it does not recognize that Windows is installed on it. Partition table?
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Please help.

A:[SOLVED] After win7 install, 2nd partition has renamed itself to Recovery Partition

Have you taken the install disc out ? Sounds dumb but the d: partition is generally a reserved partition and indicates your CD-ROM drive, to me it looks like your install disc, the file system is UDF which is universal disc format, you have two recovery partitions on top. Remove the disk, reboot. Then choose a different letter other than D for your recovery partition.. Best to start with z

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A:Unable to create a new system partition or locate an existin partition

The problem is all your partitions are Logical.
The bootloader needs to be installed in a Primary partition.

You can delete Partition 4 so it becomes Unallocated space.
Then Windows should be able to create a system partition and install.
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Or, you could delete Partition 4 and create a new Primary partition.
If you install Windows into that Primary partition the bootloader and Windows will be in the C partition.
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A:Windows 7 won't boot - the partition table does not have a valid system partition

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A:Setup unable to create a new partition or locate an existing partition

Hello mrvoid, welcome to Seven Forums!

Boot the Windows 7 installer and do at least a clean to start and a clean all would be best; have a look at the information below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

To start fresh with a clean installation or clean install with an upgrade version of Windows 7, it may be best to over-write the Master Boot Record of any possible corruption and then use the Windows installer to create and format the partition(s) for installation, have a look at the "#6 clean" option of Method One in this first tutorial linked below. Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
DISKPART : At PC Startup

If you want to completely wipe, over-write the entire Hard Disk Drive of any possible malware infection and / or to get the best possible space to do the install to or just for security purposes, have a look at these tutorials. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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What can I do?

The best scenario would be to simply tell Windows somehow, there is partition with NTFS and it should assign a letter to it.

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Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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A:I want to create a secondary partition, but I added all space on primary partition

You didn't mention what operating system you have.. that could make a difference... Vista has made it a little easier to do.
I'll assume you have XP.

1.) First defrag your drive.

2.) Then back up everything, because partition changes can easily wipe out your whole drive.

3.) Then, use a program such as Parted Magic, Partition Logic, or Partion Magic to change your partition sizes.
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Hi -

Shrink the HDD -->

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .


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A:NOOB: Move system partition to a different partition on the SAME disk

I have installed a new windows 7 on my laptop (in D: ), but there is still the old win 7 (in C: ). I want to delete C:

If your intention was to delete/format "C", why did you installed OS on the second partition ?. You could simply format the first partition and use it during the install.

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If your Windows is OEM, please follow this guide - Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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A:[SOLVED] partition magic partition inactive, cant boot


I am a bit confused mate... Windows XP was installed on what partition??? [C: or D:]
When you have created C: partition for Windows 2003, did you create it during system setup and did you deleted some partition during that action???

Keep us posted...
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A:Install personal programs to a partition separate from OS partition?

Some will work if installed onto a drive other than C:\

Some won't.

In any case, you'd have to re-install them to make them work, you
can't just copy them over.

I keep the OS and installed progs/apps on C:\, and nothing else. All
my progs save to D:\ and not into the C:\ drive.

I then use Image Backup to create an image of C:\ on an external drive.

This is updated monthly, or whenever I make changes to C:\.

Haven't had to re-install from scratch for over two years.

Hope this is of help to you.
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A:Partition Wizard shows 98% Empty partition as 100% Full

Post a shot of disk management from windows, please.

What is PW06 and 07 ? The latest version is 7.6 and never fails. Are you sure you`re using it properly, have you watched the video on how to use it ?

You are getting your terms confused, You only have 1 DRIVE with 2 PARTITIONS. C and D correct ?
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A:How to change active partition without removing data from partition?

Hello and welcome to the forums MarkRocketman!

You can easily change the active/inactive flag on a partition easily by following these steps:-

Removing the Active Flag from a Partition
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First, open an elevated command prompt in Windows:-

1. Click Start Orb
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe, and choose 'Run as Administrator'

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EDIT:- As a supplementary addition here's how change it back to active:-

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A:Deleted C drive, system and MBR partition. Can't make new partition

Try to define a primary active partition in the allocated space. Use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard - it is the last box on the website. Burn that .iso to CD and boot with the CD. Here are How To tutorials.

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I have a 60 GB partition for W7 system and a data partition. I would like to have the Users files and all non systems stuff go directly to the Data partition. I have done it on other systems but can't figure it out on W7. I had found in a search how to do this a while back but can't find it now. I would appreciate it if someone pointed out a link on how to accomplish this.

A:Storing data in other partition other than system partition in windows 7

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I am using Ghost version 8.3 and have only my C: drive and a partition off of that (D that contains the Ghost image. This is what I have and it does not seem to be working:

ghost32 -clone,mode=pload,src=0\2530P_01-19-10\2530P:0,dst=0:0

PLEASE pardon my lack of knowledge, I usually just boot into BARTPE and image the machine by pulling the images off the server.

But I have created the image of the entire C: drive including the D: (which contains the Ghost image) and wish to image the machine from that image on the D: drive.

Can I do it from inside Windows?

A:GHOST Partition to Partition Restore using Command Line

If you have ghost installed on windows,run the
program and select create bootable media.
You can make a boot disk and boot to it.
It has a graphical user interface,so you don't need
to use the command line.
You should be able to restore the C: partition and MBR.
You won't be able to restore the D: partition as the image
is on that partition and you can't restore to the same partition
that you are running the image from.
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Need some help. I recently bought Acer Aspire 5560G. It comes with 500GB HDD with only one partition which is drive C. There are 2 hidden partitions as well. I would like to split my drive C in 2 partitions without effecting my Recovery partition. Is it possible??? if yes than what's the best way?? Help would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Hard Drive Partition Without Effecting Recovery Partition

I think the easiest way to accomplish that is to shrink your C: partition. That will create unallocated space. And the unallocated space can be used to create a new partition.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

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I deleted the unwanted recovery partitions on windows 8.1 using  'Diskpart'.The unallocated memories were created but they cannot be used to extend any other partitions even by using Diskpart.I am just able to create them as normal partitions buth
not by combining them but each seperately.Any solution for this...pls...
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I would like to add a partition to a drive having the following partitions:


Windows RE
499 MB

EFI System
300 MB

128 MB

216 GB

Windows RE
450 MB

Samsung Image
19 GB

Samsung Recovery
1 GB

This should be easy to do with MiniTool Partition Wizard. In essence, resize ?C:\?, add the partition in the unallocated space, assign the drive letter ?D? to the new partition, and format it to NTFS.

You will notice that the drive has two Windows RE partitions. This is because I updated to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 through the Microsoft Store.

My question is if by adding ?D:\? I will upset the partition order that Windows expects to have. Your advice would be appreciated.

A:Will adding a partition upset the Windows partition order?

'D' is usually assigned to the CD/ROM drive; the wizard may show you letters available to assign. Other than that, I don't see a problem with it, just don't short change yourself on OS space.
If you could post a screenshot of Disk Management, that would give better insight.