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Lost hdd space post format

Q: Lost hdd space post format

I recently cloned my old 160gb hdd on to a new 1tb hdd, then proceeded to format my old hdd. After formating it had lost 128gb only showing 32gb. I have checked for partitions (unallocated) but none can be found. Even tried remapping mbr, with no result. Any help to recover my lost storage space would be great.

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A: Lost hdd space post format

I'm running Windows 7 home premium BTW don't no if that info will help with a solution or not.

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A:Lost pictures on Windows 7 from power outage

Oh mary; I feel your pain. Were the pics within one folder and now they're ALL missing?
 

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A:Phenom II X6 1090T | Post State LED: CPU_LED red

Hi. The first thing that came to mind as I read is the issue is with the power supply. How old is it, ,make and model, and did it come standard with the case?
 

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A:Where is my disk space?

Download MiniTool Partition Wizard and check the drive that way. You may have a section of the hard drive not currently associated with a drive letter or you may have a defective hard drive. It's a free program and it will show you right on the screen every part of your hard drive (even if it is not showing elsewhere in other programs).
Also, you should probably run Disk Cleanup from within Windows. That will clear out old temp files.
 

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A:How to format my pc without entering bios?

You will have to remove the hard drive and format it in another pc.
But you can't install Windows O/S on the second pc as it won't run on your original pc.
After you have formatted the hard drive and fitted it back in the original pc, you might find the keyboard works properly again.
This assumes that you have the original Windows DVD and product key, or you have a saved image of your 'C' drive complete to copy back again.
( I would be more worried about why none of your keyboards work, but if you can reinstall Windows again that would solve any keyboard driver issues anyway.)
Hope that makes sense.
 

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Steve in Kansas
 

A:Deleting Unallocated Space Partition

It is already deleted, that is why you can't.

What you can do is grow your C partition into that space (forget whether it is called merge or grow or expand).
 

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A:Data recovery SD Card not accessible, says incorrect function showing unknown format

I think >>this thread<< could help you out . He seems to have the same problem.
 

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A:Computer partition space problem

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management, so we can better understand what you are dealing with?
 

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hp pavilion dv6700 laptop
 

A:Format drive E

Just format it, you shouldn't get further prompts. Then you can see if it's another partition on your main HDD or not.
 

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Speed : 2.00 GHz

Initializing USB Controllers .. Done
4096MB OK

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00USB mass storage devices found and configured.

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Press F1 to Resume )

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So cannot use my laptop now...

Any idea how to fix it ?

PS. it hard-boot last time I used it because it was out of battery but I didnt install any programs or software..
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A:Not enough space in runtime area

The bios CMOS battery on the motherboard may have died...
 

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A:Format Disk Error with IDE to USB Converter

Sounds like the partition table is messed up on the IDE hdd. The data is still there, but windows just cannot figure out how to "read" that drive. More than likely you'll need a 3rd party application to view the data on the drive and copy it accordingly. I use UFS explorer in the shop to recover data from customers' hdds http://www.ufsexplorer.com/download_std.php There are many other 3rd party data recovery programs/application out there, just google it & I'm sure you'll find one that fits your needs.

Post back, Hope this helps!!
 

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A:Can't read UDF format discs (Win7)

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A:Asus P5P43TD PRO doesn't POST with new HyperX 1600 RAM

You may need a BIOS update. CPU and Memory compatibility updates are common BIOS updates. Before you give up on the RAM modules, try updating your BIOS.

ASUS Support For P5P43TD PRO

Caution though, follow the instruction carefully. The updating can not be interrupted once started. It only takes a few minutes to complete, but any interruption can brick the motherboard if it is not equipped with a backup BIOS.

I just recently bought a motherboard I thought was completely dead (same symptoms as your board, no post). I never suspected the motherboard wouldn't recognize my i7 CPU. The tech guy had me use an i3 to flash the BIOS. Low and behold the BIOS update worked.
 

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A:Out of disk space

Click to have a look about your computer disk using space. Delete and try an external hardrive.
 

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A:Recovering a recovered file which is in dbf format

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A:Laptop freezing and taking 1-day to format

Can anyone help please.
 

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A:Toshiba L300 no POST - schematics + multimeter readings inc.

Sounds like hard drive is corrupt
 

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A:New build won't post

Do you have the 8-pin cpu power hooked up?

I checked if it is a cpu / bios version compatibility issue, and you should be fine there. That cpu was compatible with the board's very first bios version.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-build-wont-post.192775/
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A:Can files be recovered after a full format

Almost NEVER :sigh:

"no matter how many times I measure that piece of lumber,
every time I cut it it is STILL too short".
 

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A:1st time build, so lost :P

matrix86 said:





(everyone always says stay away from OEM coolers...go after market)Click to expand...

I would only make that recommendation based on whether the person will be overclocking. Neither Intel or AMD will package their CPU with a cooler that not sufficiently adequate under non-overclock conditions.

Have you assembled a parts list or are awaiting feedback first?
 

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A:New motherboard and CPU for Dell D620 and same no POST condition prevails

If there is a lid closed switch it will be near one of the cover hinges. Will an external monitor show any image?
 

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A:HD loses format when swtiching HD enclosures

Don't know the answer but, what happens if you format as GPT connected internally, and then put the drive in the enclosures?
 

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A:How much space needed on SSD for Win7 64-bit

Personally, I wouldn't use anything smaller then a 64GB SSD. A 32GB SSD will be good for a cache drive but not a boot drive. I think the 128GB & 256GB drives work best. They give you a lot of room for OS + Core Programs.
 

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A:Hard drive won't free up space after deleting files

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A:My RAM was showing 4GB in POST, now it shows 3.2GB?

Are you installing a 32-bit operating system?

A 32-bit operating system will not allow full use of your 4GB memory. If you want to use more than 3.2GB (give or take a few hundred MB), you will need a 64-bit operating system.
 

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A:XP Pro 64: unallocated disk space

In Disk Management, right click on that unallocated space and create new primary partition. That should do it.

Edit for additional thoughts:
Before you do that, I can't remember if XP64 will allow you to expand a partition into unallocated space or not. If it does, I would urge you to consider giving the C partition more than 10 gigs. Sure XP will install and run fine on less, but a few months down the road you'll be running low on free space. Might be safer to give it 20. Or even consider just having the drive 1 big partition... If XP's disk management won't let you expand it, you might make and boot off a gparted disk and expand the partition that way.
 

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A:Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please

Oh crap. Something like this happened recently to me when I had backed up some data to an USB thumb drive. It worked fine for awhile, then some weeks later, my PC just couldn't read it anymore (kept saying "disk in drive needs to be reformatted/etc"...and the properties for the drive also showed it as RAW format instead of FAT32 like it would have been usually).

I think the issue is drive corruption, which seems to be fairly common with external devices like USB drives, but odd in the case of an internal drive. The remedy for me was to try to access it from a different system, which was easy since being a USB stick I could try it elsewhere easily. If you can use another system to access the drive, preferably a Linux/Ubuntu based one; it is likely your best bet to recoup the data before its lost permanently. An external HDD kit would be ideal, and they are quite cheap also.


Hope this helps!
 

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A:Netbook display becomes stretched, can't get past POST

Can you re-post the picture?
 

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A:Format / remove partitions on old HD

xauss said:





I have an old 2 1/2" HD from a previous laptop that I have successfully convrted into a external harddrive with an appropriate HD Enclosure, and recovered whatever data I wanted onto my new win8 laptop.

since I no longer need the operating system, the data, or the partitions on this reborn external harddrive since I would like to use it for backups/ storage, it makes sense to me to wipe it clean to start afresh. does reformatting essentially wipe it free of data and restore as a single volume?Click to expand...

YES



since I have never formatted or wiped a hard drive in my life and a quick google search suggests I can format a new harrdrive (no mention about an old one!) with Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management (pic uploaded I hope) I dont really understand what the four sections represent on Disk 0 (the new lappies harddrive) and they dont appear seperately as far as I can tell on file explorer. Disk 1 does however appear as drives E F G H when plugged in (though E is completely empty)Click to expand...

Let's make sure you never get these mixed up.
get a command prompt (click start and in the SEARCH box enter CMD hit enter.
In the new window, enter DISKMGMT
In the Disk Mgmt window, there's two major sections: Upper half and bottom half and this is where you see Disk 0, Disk 1, ...
Mine show three blocks Recovery, Win7-OS (C and one with only a size and 'healthy'
The biggest block should be your Windows partition and have status like

Healthy (Boot, Page file, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
For my system(s), I did a right-click on this partition -> properties -> General Tab and created the name WIN7-OS
so that I never screw-up.

For your DISK 1; do the same thing and give a name like EXT_HD
TAKE NOTICE OF THE DRIVE LETTER (I'll assume it's Z: below)



anyway, if anyone can explain in simple id-iot-proof language that I cant screw-up how to wipe clean Disk 1 into a single usable 300GB volume I would be a happy bunny.Click to expand...

Assuming you've given disk 1 this name, in the command window, enter the following:
Format Z: /X /FS:NTFS /V:EXT_HD





aditionally I would appreciate any comments as to a good strategy for backing up (I thought I would initially make a full image of the harddrive, then just periodically save just the data manually) is it possible to boot from the image if required? (I could always just plug in the 2 1/2" into the drive bay if the computer doesnt support booting via the USB)Click to expand...

Let's deal with that after the above is completed
 

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Honestly, I would say get a bigger drive. 60GB isn't really enough for windows and core programs. You can uninstall all you want. Eventually you will run into the same problem.
 

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Intel Core i3 2120 3.30GHz
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And How will it function on higher resolutions?

Will it be able to run Space Marine? Same questions as above.
Will it be able to run GTA4? Same questions as above.

Thanks.
 

A:Will this PC run Skyrim and Space Marine?

Will it be able to run Skyrim? If so, on what detail? keep in mind for 1280x1024 resolution.
And How will it function on higher resolutions?Click to expand...

Check out this benchmark of Skyrim,
http://www.techspot.com/review/467-skyrim-performance/page7.html
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Will it be able to run Space Marine? Same questions as above.
Will it be able to run GTA4? Same questions as above. Click to expand...

As for Space Marine and GTA4. I am sure you would get away with altleast medium - high settings with playable FPS in both games.
 

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A:Used space/free space on HDD erroneous readings

I would cleanup like this

on your normal login

get a cmd prompt and enter cleanmgr

do it again using an admin login

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A:Wireless connection lost, impedance problem...what?

The company should be able to supply you with a new modem to attempt a fix. This should not be something you are billed for, generally you should be billed if the issue is caused by something other then their product(the Modem) or the telephone line leading to your house+the demarcation point.. These are all things that the ISP should be covering.

Does this issue happen when you are connected by Ethernet cable? Or JUST wireless?

If this is limted to a wireless issue then I would say that it is an issue that is fixable on your part:

Things to look at: Phone lines(Filters on your phones)
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Card is dead dude, get a new one.

I also suspect you are Hashim56 because his threads are similar. Neither one of you (if you aren't him) are going to get very good help until you can make better posts. There is a link in my signature that will help you do that.

Hashim56 threads involving an SD card:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic178451.html
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It could just be a bad sd card. They won't last forever.

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A:Linksys router lost connection repaired

kdmedic1745 said:





Last year my Linksys WRT 600 routerkept rebooting itself every 15 minutes or so without any help.
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Welcome to :grinthumb

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A:I think I lost My Pictures

It sounds like you copied the shortcut to My Pictures onto your CD. Double click on My Computer, right click on the CD you have supposedly copied your pictures to, then click on Explore. You should be able to browse your pictures. Or instead of clicking on Explore, click on Properties. It should tell you the total MB of pictures. 300 pictures would probably be couple hundred MB. If that's not what you see, then thing didn't go as you hoped.

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This happens in every computer.
Can't format also. Says No drive.. insert a disk.

It has to be a virus I think since our local Net Cafes are full of viruses. I tried various tools I downloaded but none of them even detect the disk. Other USB Pen drives work in my machine.

It shows the PEN drive with a drive letter (I) in the Windows Explorer but when I double click it, it says Please insert a disk into drive I:.

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A:Won't detect pen drive in any computer. Can't format as well

"Is my USB drive kaput??"...

In a word... YES
 

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I bought a new drive 2T (Western Digital Caviar Green 2000GB WD20EARS)
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Can anyone help me to enjoy my new drive?

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A:I cannot format new drive

The drive could be dead.

Delete the partition(s) in Disk Management (in computer management in admin tools control panel) and recreate one. Then do a quick format and see if it completes.

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memory:

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A:HP laptop won't even POST :(

First thing I would do is test the hard drive, then hook the hard drive up to another PC and run a full virus scan with Malwarebytes. Please state the OS.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free



Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.

If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.

http://www.isoimageburner.com/
ExcelStor: http://www.excelstor.com/eng/support.php?sub_id=3

Hitachi/IBM: http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/

Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html

Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads

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A:System won't POST after installing Radeon HD 6990

Have the XFX Radeon 6990 replaced under warranty
 

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I'm sorry for the inconvenienc

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A:I lost most of my files stored at Rapidshare. How do I get them back?

Maybe one of your family or friends that you share data with deleted your files...
 

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A:Windows 7 reporting 3.25GB when got 4GB and sometimes doesn't POST

There is nothing wrong with the read out you are getting on your RAM as the missing amount will be in use by graphics or running processes.

Your boot problem is probably an early sign of a failing hard drive or RAM. Check your RAM configuration in the motherboard manual, there is often a right and wrong way to install the sticks.

The best test for the RAM is to run the PC with one stick at a time for several hours using memory intensive games or play a video. If errors occur the stick needs to be replaced.

Follow this guide to test your hard drive.



Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.

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http://www.isoimageburner.com/
ExcelStor: http://www.excelstor.com/eng/support.php?sub_id=3

Hitachi/IBM: http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/

Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html

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A:All fans spin up, everything working, no POST

Sounds as if something has moved in it's socket, as you moved it from room to room. Most likely the graphic card. I would power off, and lift out the graphic card and refit it. Check that, if no different, remove the RAM and refit it.
 

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A:Replacement components for a computer that does not POST

Take it to a respected computer repair shop, and find out exactly which component is failing. It might cost you $60 -$90, but will save you money in the long run.
 

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A:Lost files on USB drive

Hey guys, problem solved. All I had to do was format the USB. And I also tried to recover my files using EASEUS but no luck. My files are gone forever. But at least I've learned my lesson, Always back-up your files. My USB is fixed but my files are gone.
 

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A:How to format 1TB drive to FAT32

Windows XP can not format fat32 beyond 32 gb -- you need another system to do that.

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What's the issue with accessing the device in NTFS?
 

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A:Ran out of space on partition with Windows installed on it

You can extend the partition that you have installed Windows into, but in my opinion it would be a better idea to use a program such as Easus Partition manager; at;
http://www.partition-tool.com/download.htm
The free (Home) version is fine for a job like this.
An alternative I have used is at;
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
These programs work in a similar way, by showing the partitions as they exist now.
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click 'apply'. That's it, it does all the rest, and can take a few minutes to complete.
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Whenever I plug my two original RAID 0 drives into my system it only shows the drives having approximately 100MB of space on each.
I can go to the format function but even if I don't do a quick format it only takes 2 to 5 seconds to format the drives.
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A:How do I format my hard drives?

I'm not too familiar with RAID setups, so you might want to wait for another member of the site to respond to this,

Go to Start > right click on My Computer go to Manage. From here, on the left side select Disk Management In here should list the drives and all the partitions on the drives. Are you able to screenshot and attach it to your next reply?

Post back with what you find.
 

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The other day i turned it on and connected it to my computer(running win 7), Unfortunately a message came up that windows needed to format the hard drive(200 GB) before it could use it, In my computer it is named as local disk(drive name) which use to have the externals name.

I have too much needed files to lose or to be formated, I checked disk management and the drive was healthy but the file system was RAW,I checked it with the chdsk(spelling) but all checked files were unreadable.

Is there any way that i can use my external again? I appreciate any help at all.
 

A:Windows wants to format my external USB hard drive!

Your file system on the external drive has become corrupt. You could try to run chkdsk /r on it which may fix the problem but, and this is a big but, it might damage some of your files.

The safer bet is to use an Ubuntu Live CD, follow this guide.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery

After you have rescued your files you should then run the hard drive diagnostics for windows which you can download from the drive's manufacturer's site. If all is well you can then reformat to the NTFS file system and it should be usable again.

I just found this which you may find easier and it says it can be used on a drive that has changed to a RAW file system. (It appears to be free but no guarantee)

http://www.fileguru.com/Disk-Data-Recovery-Software/download
 

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Hey all I bought a Dead others with Space problems GT220 Borderlands, and Nvidia rig about months ago as a cheap impulse buy and iv been living well enough with it so far But iv recently decided to chop through some old games such as borderlands deadspace and the like but the Nvidia GT thats in machine seems to really struggle Im getting very jerky game play in borderlands with all settings on the lowest with screen res at highest i play all my games full resolution since im Nvidia GT220 problems with Borderlands, Dead Space and others running a full HD Nvidia GT220 problems with Borderlands, Dead Space and others quot wide screen monitor Dead space isn t so bad but its still jerky possibly adding to the fun of the game but not appealing all the time Details most of this is just what CPU-ID could find if you need any more info ill try get it CPU - Intel i CPU speed - MHz Motherboard - MSI X M MS- RAM - gigs DDR GPU - Nvidia GT gig GPU slots - Two X PCI-E one xPCI-E and one old PCI Power supply - ok its got two V rails one is A the other A i did have a pic but seems i need to post more on the forums to link one Budget for possible upgrades - Aus happy to buy off the net If there s a tweaking solution that would be great but if the better option is to get a new card then im happy to buy a new card that will handle the games as long as they can fit in the case and on the motherboard it is a small case and unusually small looking motherboard Iv also still got my old GT which i had two of in SLI on my old computer dunno if its worth swapping the GT for the given that my old set up played both games and others no problem As and added note i run dual monitors however iv turned the duel monitor setting off to see if it improved the game play it didn t nbsp

A:Nvidia GT220 problems with Borderlands, Dead Space and others

I would switch back to the 9800GT, the GT220 is quite a low spec card. Nvidia is known to re badge cards, and from memory the 8800GT, 9800GT and even the GTS250 where based off the same architecture just with minor improvements. For a upgrade card I would chose either a GTX 560 or Radeon 6950, pccasegear.com.au has some brands both at $299, they should last a couple more years. Also you will need a new Power supply, go for a nice 850W like the corsair HX range which has 70A on the +12v rail. most high end cards need atleast 40Amps or more and minimum of 550W.

I hope this helped abit.
 

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A:New build, no post, no idea

Since you have an MSI board please ensure that you've put your memory modules into the correct slots. The first RAM slot in an MSI board is not the one next to the CPU but the one after.

I had an identical issue with a friend's system about a year back and putting the modules into the respective slots fixed it.
 

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My specs. Amd 955 x4, Ati 5870 x2 crossfired, 6 gig ddr3, win 7 64. I am trying to play Dead Space 2 but i am getting low fps, 10-25?? I have installed the latest catalyst drivers but still have no luck. Help!
 

A:Radeon HD 5870 Crossfired low fps on Dead Space 2?

Probably a Crossfire driver issue I would guess. Have you tried playing the game using one card?
You may need to wait until AMD release a newer version of the CrossfireX application profile for some better compatibility. The present CAP was a 24 Jan release which would indicate that the driver itself is around a month old.

Single card performance shouldn't give you the same grief. It looks less than graphically demanding judging by this review benchmark out today.
 

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Ok, can anyone help with this one?

I noticed that my PC was being reeaally slow recently so I attempted to clear some space, I did all the usual stuff: deleted unused programmes, emptied the recycle bin etc but its still slow and showing just 3% space remaning!!

How can this be? Surely I can't have used all the capacity!! How do I see what's using the most space?

Anyone?

Any advice most appreciated...
 

A:Only 3% free space remaining - how come?

Hi,

Ali that is a worm/virus.
If you can try installing spybot, if you get luck with it make sure you run it, it will do it magic.
How ever to create some bit of space, you go to run, and type %temp%
press enter and shift + delete all you find there...
its safe...
Hope that helps
 

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A:Need some troubleshooting advice (won't POST)

Swap the Ram modules around and try again using just one module at a time.

Try to boot the PC with your OS disc in the drive.

Did you earth yourself before touching any of the components?
 

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hi there i have a 32 gig transcend jf v30 1 day i decided 2 format it so i could sell it but i forgot about the protected files on it and now i cant put any files on it because it asks me 2 format it every time seing as i am a 15 year old it technician i need dis badly plz help i atached some images
 

A:Can't format my 32GB Transcend jf v30

Have you tried
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

It is available for download several places, including CNET.
 

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I'm sure there is more factors involved and it wont make a huge difference but for the most part which is more important for gaming? (running windows 7) for example a 500gb 7200rpm 16mb cache hdd vs a 2Tb 5400-5900rpm 64mb cache.
 

A:Cache space vs RPM for gaming?

10,000 rpms is better but then again you have heat and PSU requirements. I use 7,200RPM either 16MB or 32MB cache. 1TB or higher users larger cache as large as 64MB. But don't buy those Green HDD they're slower and to be green and save power they spin slower. 7,200RPM is much faster less wait time. But you give up green features. The large cache just holds more I/D before it's needed. So best to use a fast spinner than a slow one.
 

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A:The disk in drive x is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? Revisited

Try something like GetDataBack and see if it can find the data. Kinda weird you've lost so many drives in such a short time period. I've had two die in the last 10 years. In both cases I was able to get my data off before I lost them completely.
 

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Hello!
This is my first time in this forum,
and I have problems in my Laptop as I try to format it blue screen always appear and I have try to consult with my fren they told me that "I have to update BIOS" It seem a strange word to me so I request any one can help me for this problem.
Thanks.
 

A:Trying to format laptop

By updating your BIOS, your friend meant for you to go to the web site of the laptop manufacturer and download the latest BIOS update under Software/Drivers.
What kind of laptop and model please?
 

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A:Laptop is telling me I need to format my drive and its already formatted

I take it this is an external drive yeah?

First thing to check, is the drive plugged into another computer. I sometimes have this issue with my SD cards from my digital camera in Windows7. If I boot into Linux it works immediately without any issue whatsoever.

It sounds to me like it was disconnected in the middle of a read/write operation and as such, something has corrupted, and is making the disk act like it needs formatting.

It is most likely a boot sector problem, which is very hard to resolve in most cases. Given that you've made no comment about backups, I'm guessing you have none.

You can try one of two things in my opinion:

1. Click this link, read the information here and use the software to fix your boot record. You accept the risks, and if you lose data its not my fault.
2. You can download a copy of Ubuntu, which is a Linux operating system, and burn the image you download to a CD. You can then use the disc to boot into Ubuntu, and if your lucky you can mount your hard disk that way, and then simply copy all the data over to your laptop hard disk, then boot back into Windows and format the hard disk, and copy the data back over once again.
3. There is a third option, but not really recommended by me... that is to format the hard disk, and then immediately run a deep scan using Recuva to recover the previously lost data. Its pretty effective, but its likely you'll lose something - Its also crucial you do not write anything to the disk once you've formatted it, as anything overwriting the previously formatted data will stop it from being recovered.

Other ways include removing records for the particular disk from the registry, which I won't recommend due to your own admission of it needing to be simple, and because you risk serious damage to your operating system should you do it incorrectly.
 

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I have just got a 16GB PNY flash drive 2 days ago so i could attempt to create a boot drive on it. I doubted i had set it up right so i wanted to start over. I formatted the drive, and now half of the space is missing. I am using Windows 7 so i tried using the Disk Management tool to try to find out what happened. In Disk Management I saw that the missing space still exists as unallocated space. I then tried to delete the partition so i could re-allocate all the space as one partition, but the delete option was grayed out. so now i have no idea how to get my space back.

So my question is how can I get my flash drive back to having 16gb of space on it?
 

A:Flash drive space lost

Gparted, Included with most Linux distros (I personally use Puppy Linux)

EASEUS Partition Master for Windows
 

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A:No POST, error with PSU or motherboard?

this really depends on the quality of the psu but imo the old psu could have damaged your MB but i would definitely try another psu first to make sure.
 

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A:Case space

The reference versions of each card is 10.5" so it should be the same.
 

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