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Windows ducking game volumes

Q: Windows ducking game volumes

Hi all I have a problem thats been ongoing for months and I just cant get it solved so im hoping you can help The problem is that whenever someone speaks in teamspeak ventrilo skype insertvoiphere my game volume drops to almost nil This volumes game Windows ducking is not a problem tied to any individual app as ive been through all the individual fixes to no avail such as volume control plugin disabled etc And the fact that every single voip program does it leads me to it being a windows option somewhere I have also gone into the sounds gt communication and have that set to do nothing It still happens It is not just with Windows ducking game volumes game either I tried different games and the sounds on every single one duck out when someone talks Also another note it also ducks out when I click to run any program on my pc via admin You know when the box pops up asking you if you want to allow this program to make changes to your computer where you click yes When the box pops up and it goes quot beep beep quot at that exact moment the game volume ducks out note - its only ducking game volumes too it doesnt duck out media player youtube vids or anything like this Please please if anyone can help me solve this issue it would be so appreciated Thanks nbsp

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A: Windows ducking game volumes

I'm assuming that you are on Windows 7? Go to the sound icon on the bottom-right of the desktop, right click and select playback devices. Right click on your default device (Either speakers or an integrated chip set normally) and select properties. Go to the advanced tab and make sure that the Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device box is un-ticked.. and make sure that the give exclusive mode applications prioirty is un-ticked, then report back to see if it has worked (Don't forgot to apply and OK the changes).
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I've searched through these forums and have located the proper settings to disable to stop audio ducking from occurring when loading Teamspeak, Ventrilo or Mumble. The Windows 7 menu says "Do Nothing" like in the following screenshot/post - System Sounds Auto Leveling - Disable . I've also gone into Mumble and disabled attenuation and have gone into Ventrilo and done the same. I still get the audio volume lower when any voicecomm software is active.

Any ideas? I've checked the Realtek control panel and don't see anything there that could be doing it, either. I've been in the guild wars 2 settings and don't see anything there, either. Starting to drive me a little nuts that it keeps happening even though I've told it to not.

Thank you for your help!

A:Audio Ducking in Windows 7 - disabled but still occuring


I stumbled across the solution. Posting it to a number of places as I've seen others on other boards trying to hunt this down.

I think it has to do with Realtek audio driver behavior. This worked and stopped my system from audio ducking (even when "DO NOTHING" was selected in the communications tab):

Right click on your volume control, then pick your playback devices tab. Right click on your speakers, then choose "Enhancements". In the scroll bar area, check "Loudness Equalization". My system stopped audio ducking.
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A:boot volumes and system volumes

I think you are getting confused here. To my knowledge there is no such thing as a System Volume... I think you are talking about Boot Partition and System Partition.

What OS are you using?

Unless you have dual-booted the system, it should be all on one disk anyway. So you can use the second disk in your other machine.
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I only noticed recently. It was incredibly useful, one of the core reasons I used TeamSpeak when playing games.

A:What happened to the TeamSpeak sound ducking plugin?

I don't use TeamSpeak, but are you saying there was an audio ducking plugin listed that is now gone? You know there are settings in both TeamSpeak and Windows 7 that can accomplish this to certain levels?

Unwanted sound ducking (not as easy as you think) - [H]ard|Forum

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Today I first time saw that all my volumes are Simple volumes...
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So my question is that if I can delete these volumes during W10 installation like normal partitions or not?
If not, what I am supposed to do?

I don't need HP_Recovery, HP_Tools. I wanted to create clean system.

A:All Volumes are Simple Volumes

Welcome to the forum the simple thing is to delete all partitions don't create new let windows create what it needs you can shrink them later if needed. I prefer to run any other o/s with virtual box as a virtual machine a lot less problems
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Today I first time saw that all my volumes are Simple volumes...
HP_RECOVERY, HP_TOOLS, New Volume (D:), SYSTEM, Windows (C:)

So my question is that if I can delete these volumes during W10 installation like normal partitions or not?
If not, what I am supposed to do?

I don't need HP_Recovery, HP_Tools. I wanted to create clean system.

A:All Volumes are Simple Volumes

Welcome to the forum the simple thing is to delete all partitions don't create new let windows create what it needs you can shrink them later if needed. I prefer to run any other o/s with virtual box as a virtual machine a lot less problems
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Here's an image of what I mean

A:Extending volumes in Windows 8

See if any way to increase size of disk partition? helps
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A:How do I merge disk volumes in Windows 8?

Just delete the D Partition. You will have to use Minitools Partition Wizard Home to re-size the C partition.

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How can I change this?

A:Users can format disk volumes in Windows 7 !?

Hi, Marwab
I have checked what you said about “perform maintenance volume disk”. It’s enabled only for Administrators group.

I think that something is wrong with the VMware.
I have tried on a physical machine and everything is ok.
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is there any way i can set it up to keep the engine from slowing and not use the cd da,its a pretty old windows game and im sick of hearing my cd rom drive spin.its a cheap and therefor a loud one

thx for the help
should this have gone in the win xp section instead of the gaming section?

A:midi music option slows game engine down(slow game play) in windows xp
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A:Game Port, Windows 2000 + Game Pad Pro

I'm not familiar with that unit.

Does this connect USB?
You may have a dead port.
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I have several system images that have the pqservice, but I am wondering what it does exactly.

A:? about volumes - What is pqservice

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Preferably converting them all at once, instead of manually doing one at a time???


A:MP3's all different volumes!!!

I used to manually adjust the volume on songs, so I burned them to cd's using some studio equipment so all of the songs were on the same audio level. You can probably do the same on a computer.
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A:Merging Two Volumes

to BC. A great tool for editing partitions is Gparted. Have a look at it.. If you don't like it we can look for something else. You might want to check the freeware section ( click the link in my sig) with various free tools..
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A:MacIntosh Volumes


OK, I have no idea what could be acausing the problem. I could suggest re-installing Appletalk and then re-installing the service pack.

Or, what you can do, is a work-around. If youn can copy a few files (1 or 2) at a go without any problems, then just setup a script to copy the files in bursts of two at a time.

Unfortunenately, I have no idea how to set this up on a Mac, but I can give you the steps I would take to do it on windows:

1) Copy all the files I wanted to copy onto the server into one folder on my machine.

2) Run a command from the command prompt, to print out a list of the files in the directory (the command would be "dir *.* /b /s>c:\dir.txt" - which will create a list of files in the directory and the sub-directories and write a text file called dir.txt to the root of c: )

3) Open that text file in Word, and change the text to a table, and then copy that table into Excel. Use excel to add the copy commands around the file names, and then copy the cells down so that they are around ALL the file names. Then copy the cells back to Word, and convert the table back to text, and save the text into a .BAT file.

Then just run the file.
Hope that gives you a few ideas.

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]


Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

[This message has been edited by Reuel Miller (edited 08-30-2000).]
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C drive IBM_Service 3.91 GB FAT32 Healthy (EISA Configuration)
D drive is my CD/DVD ROM

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Please tell me this can be done. I would like to get some work done over the weekend, and I do not have the laptop system disks here at home so formatting is kinda of like not possible? (this is a borrowed laptop from work, available for education uses).

A:need to add 4 volumes to laptop

Correct me if I'm wrong, because preferred would be to do this in laptop and not my home computer.

At any rate, what I've discovered is that I could do the above if I converted the Basic disk to a Dynamic disk; but I just discovered that Windows XP Professional (which is what I'm running) does not support Dynamic disks in portable computers. Waaaaa, I guess I can't do what I want on the laptop.

Moving right along....

I have a wonderful home computer running XP Home Edition, and it's current drives are:
C drive - Basic NTFS 298.08 GB Healthy (System)
D drive is CD/DVD ROM

Plan B would be to add the three volumes as follows:
E with 2 GB
F with 2 GB
G with 2 GB

Can I do this now?
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A:Two drive C volumes?

There can be multiple C drives on multiple volumes. The "active" OS will assume C. There should be no reason that you cannot switch the boot sequence between volumes with the BIOS. Is F8 the way to get into the BIOS boot sequence on your system? What is the make of your system?
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A:All Simple Volumes

Unfortunately you have converted your disk to dynamic. You can only have 4 basic primary partitions. If you want more then need to go to "logicals" after the 3rd primary. Basically this is not a good situation and you should convert your HDD back to a "Basic" disk.
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Hold off doing anything. There is a procedure to do the conversion but I think one of your 10GB partitions may be a factory recovery partition. Is that correct?
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A:how does W7 see Disk Volumes ?

First, NT supports mount points. In fact, a few of the partitions on my system are accessible only via mount point and not by drive letter.

As for why MSFT keeps using drive letters, it's all about backward compatibility. Apple is not afraid to arrogantly say "f*ck you" to all of its existing users (e.g., the new Mac Pro does not support Firewire 400, leaving all existing iSight users screwed... Apple pulls this kind of stunt all the time with hardware and software). It helps make Apple "cool", but it makes Apple a very poor platform. Microsoft realizes that in order for a platform to be successful, it has to be, first and foremost, stable, so people who invest in the platform can feel safe knowing that years down the line, what they bought for (or developed for) the platform still viable. That's why something so fundamental as this will never change because every MSFT OS has used it, that's why Microsoft bends over backwards to ensure as much compatibility as possible, and that's why Windows dominates.
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A:Does anyone actually use dynamic volumes?

I use it for virtual drives for Windows 8 & sometimes Win XP.
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A:Two System Volumes

F alone is holding your System MBR, which needs to be recovered into C.

To do this, mark C active using your booted Win7 DVD Repair Console command line: Partition - Mark as Active

Then boot into Repair console, click through to Recovery tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the MBR to C. Startup Repair

If this fails, unplug F while running Startup Repair x3.

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A:Combining volumes

What do you have now? Do you have XP Installed? If you just have partitions that are formatted but no OS the just install the OS. If you have 98 Then you can just format the Partition, or delete it and create a new partition.
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A:Dynamic Volumes

Do you want to convert to Basic volume? If so, here's how:

Change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk: Storage Services; Local File Systems
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A:Movie volumes low

Try going into your Control Panel, click on Sounds and Audio Devices, and ensure that the device volume is high enough.

This works for XP, not sure about other OSes though.

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A:How to remove one of two OS on 2 volumes???

and welcome to the Forum

The easiest way is to reinstall the Operating system you want, and be sure to delete all partitions
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A:oh god I just erased my volumes accidentally

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A:create volumes in XP without reinstall?

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A:re arrangement of disk volumes

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other infos:

#this is my motherboard ASUS P5KPL-AM SE Motherboard - Intel G31, Socket 775, ?ATX, Audio, Video, PCI Express, 10/100 LAN, USB 2.0, Serial ATA at

#Login as Administrator / no other account is created but only me
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A:How to Merge Volumes/Partations?

Before we embark into any advice, could you please post a screenshot of your Disk Management. Just to be sure with what we are dealing.
But if you want to take your chances, use this program. That will do it.
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A:Hidden volumes empty or not?

System reserved contains the boot files necessary for your current installation of Windows. Without it, you won't boot. If you were to do a clean install using diskpart, you could omit that partition and force the boot files to be on C instead. But as it is, you need to keep that system reserved partition.

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Now my problem is though the second hdd is detected by my OS, it doesnt allow me to read any data from it.
My new HDD is "Basic volume"

My question is whether converting this new HDD to Dynamic volume would allow me to read from the secondary HDD without problems?

Thanks & regards

A:Concerns with dynamic volumes


Originally Posted by rajthampi

Hi guys
I was using 2 40gb HDDs with my computer and recently I found that I was running out with my Primary HDD. "Unfortunately" for learning purpose I had converted both the drives to "Dynamic" volumes few months back and when I replaced the Primary HDD with a new 80GB, forgot this factor.

Now my problem is though the second hdd is detected by my OS, it doesnt allow me to read any data from it.
My new HDD is "Basic volume"

My question is whether converting this new HDD to Dynamic volume would allow me to read from the secondary HDD without problems?

Thanks & regards

Okay guys. I managed to do it. During the first two runs my new OS was not showing me the option "Import foreign Dynamic volumes" option and during the third run it show me this option.

I imported the dynamic volume and everything is fine.

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A:No delete option for Volumes

If you want one partition to span 2 drives, you have to make them dynamic (spanned).
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A:[SOLVED] Mirrored Volumes

well soft raid is not recommended to begin with because of these issues

are both drives mirrored and stripped or just mirrored because they were only mirrored you can try ghosting one of the drive attached to any other computer or the same computer by using norton ghost and see if that works

there are other programs which can do that for you as well which you can try to see ifyou get information off the drives

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Partition or Volume - Extend - Windows 7 Forums

You want part 2.
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A:dynamic volumes issue

Hello RST, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Luckily, you are still in Windows 8. Whatever you do, DO NOT restart or shut down this PC until you convert the disk back to "basic". If you do, then Windows will be unbootable.

You could use step 3 in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to convert your "Disk 0" from a "dynamic" disk back to a "basic" disk.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk - Windows 7 Support Forums
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I've never heard of a logical drive increasing performance, but be that as it may, its seems that with W7, that you have to create 3 primary partitions first, before it will add a logical partition. If you use a third party partitioner, you can add a logical drive anytime that you wish.
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A:Create Multiple Volumes?

If you install XP first, there will be an option during setup to remove all partitions and then recreate partitions of the desired size. Only the XP installation partition needs to be formatted right away, so the partitions are "RAW" and Red Hat should install on one of them.

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A:Resizing or Deleting XP System Volumes

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A:Rebuild Volumes on External drives? Necessary??

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A:Chose to span some volumes... messed up?

Your error was in saying yes to "dynamic disks". Always say no.

Any data you may have on the dynamic disks is at risk, but you may be able to get out of it.

Take a look here:

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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Digging out my old notes on the installation of Win 7 I see that the 23.53GB (14.85GB used) should be the XP partition and 88.52GB is the Win 7 partition.
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A:Questions regarding HD volumes, partitions, images, etc.

You say you want to "wipe" the drive.

If you did that, you'd delete all partitions. The drive letter L on the system partition would be irrelevant as you would be deleting it regardless. Deleting all partitions would leave you with unallocated space.

Likewise, if you wipe the drive, you wouldn't have N and therefore couldn't extend it.

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It's one thing to "copy" an image file from drive to drive. It's quite another thing to restore that image file.
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A:moving / restoring spanned volumes.

Why are you using Spanned volume or Dynamic disk? Like RAID we see only problems with this. The only reason I've ever seen to justify this is using huge files like video editing files which require the extra space.

Can you browse in now using a rescue disk like Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free o
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There is no guarantee with RAID or Dynamic spanned disks. We never see anything but trouble with them.

Then after you replace your boot disk, make sure it's in DISK0 slot during install so install cannot interfere with any other Disk. After install if necessary try spanning the HD's again to see if the spanned volumes can be replicated.
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A:Just changed my whole HD to simple volumes - how doomed am I?

You shouldn't have a problems with your partitions set at (simple).
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A:Static in right channel at higher volumes

If you physically remove the SoundBlaster then enable the RealTek do you still get it? (Keeping the SoundBlaster installed, even if its disabled can potentially be a conflict).

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Use a partitioner. If successfully merged, the 2 merged partitions will save their data to folders on the final partition. But, as always, make sure your backups are current. Drives can fail at any time. Be sure to run chkdsk /f on all drives before any partitioning begins.

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A:problem with volumes of unwanted photos

Check and see if you have Obsidian Toolbar installed- uninstall it.
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A:Volumes on Dynamic Disk Not Accessible

I was unable to determine a solution to this. However, I discovered that I could access the volumes by booting a standalone system containing Norton Ghost. From there I was able to go to a command line prompt and copy the backup files to another drive. I then deleted all of the partitions and recreated them. All is seemingly well again.
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Try this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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A:need help to create different hard disk volumes

You may try partition magic, it may do the trick. But generally before
you do a install of the operating system is the time to partition the drive.
Just because you have a oem version of the operating system doesnt
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A:Disk Management will not show any volumes

I came across a thread where they suggested checking the Windows/System32 folder for a file named dmserver.dll.

The file had been renamed to "dmserverxxx.dll", and when renamed to "dmserver.dll" it fixed the issue.

Apparently happens sometimes when new externals are connected.

Worth checking.
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Thanks in advance

A:HDD divided into 2 simple volumes with same drive letter F

Someone else will have to help you with the two volumes having the same drive letter (weird, that).

However, it's not a very good idea to have a backup installed inside your computer, let alone on the same drive. If the computer or the drive should ever fail, there goes your backup with it. Backups should be on an external drive (or an internal type drive in a dock) and connected to the computer only when updating the backup (which should be frequently). It's also a good idea to have at least two backup drives since even a backup drive can fail unexpectedly (ideally one would be kept onsite and the other offsite). An easy way to have and maintain an offsite backup would be to use a food good cloud backup storage, such as Carbonite.
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A:Have to unlock BitLocker volumes twice to gain access

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A:Hard drive shows inconsistent volumes

Follow this please:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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A:How to combine seperate volumes on same SSD after uninstall of Ubuntu?

Click Delete Partition to delete the extended Logical partition Free Space and make it Primary Unallocated Space.

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A:Solved: Can't get striped volumes into 1 logical volume

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Before adding/removing a device:
This is especially annoying since once I've switched my mouse/keyboard to another computer, I can't change the volume slider anymore. Anyone know how to prevent my volumes from changing?

Using Win7 Home Premium x64

A:Application Volumes Changing on Add/Remove Device

[resurrecting this post only because it still shows up above the SuperUser result for some search queries...]

this problem is resolved in this question.
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Why would you convert your primary disk to dynamic? They're not bootable...
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A:Paritions and Volumes post clean install

Disappointing as no reply.
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A:Free Space won't form New Simple Volumes

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Your problem has occurred because for some reason you are using logical partitions, which are effectively an extension of the C partition. Free space is different to unallocated space in that there is a partition there occupying that space.

Your best bet is leave the C:\ drive as it is and delete the three logical partitions, then create a new primary partition or partitions on the resultant unallocated space.

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Make sure you backup everything first before you delete your logical partitions and creating a restore point wouldn't be a bad idea either.

You might want to create a Partition Wizard boot disc for partitioning needs as it is far more versatile than Windows 7's disk management tool.
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A:How to list files of hidden volumes, that have no letters?

Right click Computer > Manage > Disk Management > right click the volume > Change drive letter and path > add a drive letter
Does that work? If it does, it should come up next to your other drives in Computer.
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