Dell :: Changing Partition Sizes In Vista On A Raid0 Setup ?

Apr 19, 2009

I have 2x320gb drives in raid 0 on my covet m6400,

i have 3 partitions, c:295gb, d:298:gb, v:242mb ( dell diagnostics etc)

Question: Can i shrink the d drive to say 200gb and create another partition of 98gb without destroying the raid0 so i can install a linux os?

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Dell Vostro 3700 :: Changing Boot Sequence - Setup Without Admin Password

Apr 23, 2013

I bought a used vostro 3700. I need to change the boot sequence, but it will not let me into the setup without an admin password. What that password is. Previous owner is unknown. What can I do?

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Acer :: Compaq Setup Partition

Nov 7, 2008

I have this hidden partition on my notebook (aspire 6920G) and I have no idea what is it used for. I know that PQService is recovery partition but I've never heard of this. By googling I've found that HP's used to use Compaq Setup partition to boot bios (?), but this is acer. I would really like to get rid of it (because now I can't create another primary partition).

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Dell XPS M1710 :: Clone HD To New Drive Including Hidden Restore / Utility Partition Setup?

Dec 14, 2008

The only reason I purchased my xps m1710 is that I thought it was the top of the range model at the time, now all I want to do is replace the hd but at the same time retain all the functionality of the hidden restore partition and the media centre partition. You would expect Dell would make this easy for me as the owner and as Dell market themselves as providing user friendly IT solutions.

I have tried using trueimage to clone the drive but when trying the new drive on boot up it gets to the Dell 'blue bar' then freezes. I have tried copying partition by partition but this is even less successful.

I have tried restoring the restore 'ghost' image to the new hard drive but symantec ghost reports incompatibilities with the image file.

I am upgrading my original Samsung hd (SATA) to a new hd and would like to keep the hidden partition and mediacentre partition as my original hd. I have a new SATA hd which is currently connected in a USB enclosure. I am not a hd or filesystem expert and don't want to spend a year studying the goodells website.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: New Z510 - No OS And Windows 7 / Setup Was Unable To Create A New Partition

Apr 28, 2014

I clean all partition, using windows instalator to create two partition: 100GB and 890GB. When i try to install windows i see:

,,Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the setup log files for more information"

 I set:
Configuration: Sata Controller Mode -> Compatible

Boot mode: Legacy Supprt

Boot priority: Legacy First

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HP Envy14-1200 OS/Software :: Couldn't Create New Partition Or Locate Existing One - See Setup Log File

Dec 19, 2014

System - HP Envy14-1200 Beats Edition Notebook PC Series - Product # XQ103AV.  It came pre-installed Windows 7.
Error message "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one.  See the setup log file" appears during fresh installation of Windows 8.0.
MS Windows 8 installation DVD detects the hard drive OK.
Mini Tool Partition software (3rd party) detects the hard drive OK.
Both Windows 8 DVD and MiniTool software detects the disk partition and its formated OK, but the error message appears to prevent it from installation.
These are steps that I tried to resolve the problem, but it won't work.
1. Used Microsoft Windows 8 DVD diskpart to clean HD, partition and format........still get the same error message.
2. Used Microsoft Windows 8 DVD diskpart to clean HD and partition....................still get the same error message.
3. Used MiniTool Partition software to clean HD, partition and format........still get the same error message.
4. Used MiniTool Partition software to clean HD and partition....................still get the same error message.
5. Purchased a new hard drive repeat step 1 - 4 and I got the ......same error message.
I upgraded to Windows 8 from Windows 7 and it worked for a 2 month, then I upgraded to Windows 8.1. After the system is upgraded and rebooted, the screen turn black.  So I decided to re-install Windows 8.0. There is no SIM/SD card in the laptop.

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Acer :: Where Are The Vista Install/setup Files

Nov 10, 2007

Where has Acer put the install/setup files for Vista Home Basic on my Aspire 5315 laptop?

They must be on the hard drive *somewhere* or it'd be asking for the Vista disc when I plug things in or install software.

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HP/Compaq :: LCD Sizes

Feb 7, 2010

I'm really annoyed with the trend in laptop LCD panels to shorten the vertical resolution(s) available for a given screen size and wondered if anyone else felt the same way.

ok / ranty mode on - indulge me here

Yeah, i get it... screens are going wider. first it was 4:3 ratio, then 16:10 and now 16:9. and at the same time pixels have been getting bigger.. But do they have to get shorter at the same time??? Last time I checked, most of the things I, and I'm presuming other people, use laptops for - reading web pages, writing, programming, etc benefit more from increased vertical resolution than horizontal resolution. I don't see these forums listing its topics horizontally anytime soon...

I don't really object to the shift to widescreen aspect ratios... rather it's my inability to find a 16-inch (or smaller) laptop with more than 768 pixels vertically. And resolutions available for a given screen size have shrunk. Looking at HP under 17 inches, only the Envy 15 can do better than 1366x768, and that's optional. And what exactly is making the 1366x768 resolution so popular anyway? It's not an HD standard used by any media.

/whew: rant over.

I'm think going to keep my DV5t with it's 1680x1050 LCD for a long time. It's screen is already an antique.. replaced by 1680 x 945.

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Sony :: Confused About SSD Options And Sizes For Z Series

Mar 23, 2010

Quick question that I can't seem to find the answer to about the SSD configurations in the new Z series.

On the sony site, they have multiple configs for the SSD, for example 256GB SSD is listed as "RAID0" with "256GBx1". This is confusing for obvious reasons.

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Acer :: Do ALL Vista S Have ERecovery Partition

Apr 18, 2009

Would an 18 month old Acer 3690 that shipped with VISTA have the option in ERecovery to reinstall the whole OS from the hidden service partition. I know XP versions do, what about Vista ?

haven't got the notebook here... when I upgraded XP to Vista I remember that ERecovery at the time wasn't supported... wouldn't work with NFTS or something according to Acer.

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Dell :: What Is RAID0 Exactly?

Apr 2, 2008

I only have a 80gb HDD in my lappy, so I really need more space.

If I get another HDD does it have to be same; Brand, Size, and Speed?

If I add RAID0 Will I still only have 80GB?

What's the speed increase?

What is RAID0 exactly?

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Dell :: XPS M1530 After Creating New Partition Windows Vista Wont Boot

Jan 28, 2009

i created a new partition to dual boot vista ultimate 32bit and windows 7. After i restarted the computer Vista can no longer boot and the new partition does not show up.

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Acer :: Install Vista From Recovery Partition

May 6, 2009

I'm having some trouble with vista running some components are missing. I was just wondering is there a way to access the vista portion on the recovery partition and run it to upgrade/repair vista? or is it only accessible for a clean install?

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Sony :: VAIO TZ: I Reinstall Vista From Partition

Apr 18, 2009

Could someone help, when i press f8 at boot, it doesnt have the option to reinstall OS.

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Acer :: Wireless Network Setup Between My Desktop W/xp Pro An My Laptop W/vista Home Preminum Acer 5570Z

Jan 4, 2009

I have a wireless network setup between my desktop w/xp pro an my laptop w/vista home preminum Acer 5570Z.

My laptop can open drives & folders on my desktop, but my desktop can't open drives or folders on my laptop it says I don't have permission. I fixed this once before but can't remember what I did.

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Dell :: E6400 Raid0?

Mar 10, 2010

I have been reading through the forums and haven't found a certain answer... I have a OCZ SSD 2.5 inch installed in the laptop. Picked up a adapter to convert my cdrom slot into a 2.5 inch HD.

Just added a second OCZ SSD 2.5 same size same model all the same.

When I go into the intel storage bios I do not see an option to have a RAID0 (stripped) raid. I can only create a mirrored raid... Even though intel clearly states all over the place that the chipset in the e6400 can handle RAID0.

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Dell :: Reinstall Vista And Media Direct Withhout Deleting Recovery Partition

Nov 17, 2008

I currently installed Ubuntu and it was good but It drained my battery so I decided to take it off. After that my computer started to act weird. The Media Direct partition appeared in next to my OS and Recovery partitions. When i would press the MD button, I would get a blue screen and eventually every time I press the button It just turns on my computer. When I try to turn it back on after putting it on hibernate, it states that windows did not turn off right and it restarts windows. I have decided to a clean reinstall of Vista and MD but I have a few questions. I found this tutorial on how to do it on the internet but i found that i have to completely delete all the partitions including the recovery partition. I was wondering if there is a way to do this without having to delete that partition?

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: How To Boot From Recovery Partition On Cloned Drive With Vista

Dec 8, 2014

My uncle has a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 3Gb RAM, 160 Gb HD and Windows Vista Home Premium. On boot up there is an error message stating that a back up should be performed immediately as the hard drive has a serious problem.

The good news is that I managed to make a clone of the 160 Gb HD to a 1000 Gb HD (Western Digital Blue) using Paragon software before the original drive failed. The bad news is that the cloning process stopped at 42%, but this 42% included the recovery partition and another part of the HD called Dell Utility.

I installed the cloned WD drive and pressed F8 on boot up, but the advanced boot menu did not appear. Instead I get the error message 'no bootable devices'.

I ran the diagnostics program using F5. All the tests were completed and 'passed'. The BIOS recognizes the new drive as 1000 Gb.

Question: how do I boot the laptop? My uncle does not have any recovery media.

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Sony :: Doesn't Provide The Vista Dvd, Need To Use The Recovery Partition

Feb 2, 2009

I want to get the Z, but sony doesn't provide the vista dvd, so i need to use the recovery partition.

however, i want to use my own hard drive, so is there a way to "recover" the partition onto my other hard drive

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Dell :: Raid0 Possible In Latitude E6400?

Jan 23, 2009

After reading this thread: E Module Bay 2.5" drive.
about the possibility of a second hdd in the Latitude E Series I wonder if it is possible to use Raid0 with E6400 as mentioned in the manual.
Looking after it in the Bios I can't find any Raid Modus for SATA-Operation.
Any ideas???

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Dell :: M1730 Create Raid0

Mar 11, 2008

is it possible to dreate raid0 and still keep my operating sytem and dells partitions usable?

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Sony :: VPC-Z11 With 2 RAID0 SSD

May 10, 2010

I am a proud new owner of a Vaio VPC-Z11A7E with 2 SSD 64 GB RAID0.

I have read a lot of thread here about RAID0 SSD in Vaio Z here (trim, not trem, performances loose, no hhderase support, ...)

I want to do a clean install on Windows 7. What is the best way to format the 2 RAID0 SSD and get full performances back

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HP/Compaq :: DV9500 RAID0 SSD

Nov 18, 2009

i'm thinking about upgrading my HDD's now. I've got an itch for better and bigger SSDs. I was thinking of buying a pair of Intel 80GB G1 or G2, OCZ Vertex 60GB, or OCZ Agility 60GB SSD's and put them in Raid0 on the laptop.

Currently I have a crappy a$$(OCZ Core series V2) ssd and a 5400 rpm hdd in the laptop atm, but i was thinking of getting something much faster to go with my T8300 CPU doing RAID0 on a 5400 or 7200 rpm hdd is dumb because of the heat issues... but RAID0 with SSD's would be just AWESOME. I have never dose RAID0 on a laptop before so i was wondering if its even possible to do it on a HP DV9500 laptop? My roommate has the Gateway FX with that 1900X1200 screen and he has RAID0 on his hdd's from the factory, so i was wondering if its possible to do it on the DV9500?

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HP Pavilion Dv6226us OS/Software :: Create VISTA Recovery Disk - Backup Partition Removed

Apr 8, 2014

A friend brought over her HP Pavilion dv6226us Laptop running VISTA.  The hard drive was full and the machine could not be used for anything.  Would like to wipe the dirve and start over, but need a VISTA recovery disk for the machine.  The D: partition where the  backup files from HP resides was removed from the drive so Recovery manager is not an option.  Checked the HP support site and there are not recovery disks available for HP for this model laptop with VISTA, at least when I entered all the information on the site it did not list anything.
Is there anything that can be done by copying the correct files from the WINDOWS directory on the C drive. 

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Dell XPS 13 :: Returning 8GB Hibernation Partition To Main OS Partition

Mar 11, 2012

I have 4 partitions on my disk as shown in Disk Management. I don't use hibernation, so I want to reclaim the 8GB partition for use as storage. I have a few questions regarding this.

1) What will I compromise if I remove the 8GB partition, other than hibernation?

2) I right-clicked on the OS partition and selected "Shrink Volume". I received the popup shown in the attached image below. It doesn't reflect anything about returning the 8GB partition to the OS partition. In fact, shrinking goes against my intention of expanding the OS partition to include the 8GB. Right-clicking on the 8GB partition only brings up "Help" in the context menu and is not shrinkable.

3) Can I do this any time after having used the laptop for a while, with data and programs already installed? Does the process affect existing files and installations?

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Dell :: Changing The 7900gtx To 1.32v

Nov 12, 2007

Will changing the voltage on the 7900gtx to 1.32v make any difference?

I noticed a few people here and there have done this.

what would be the benefit?

would it be more stable? or be able to clock higher?

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Dell :: Changing The XPS M1330 Motherboard

Aug 16, 2009

I recently bought the XPS M1330 from a friend and wasn't familiar with the current issues caused by the nVidia GeForce 8400M GS. Lately, I've been looking for a solution to the problem...

I was reading about the Cooper Mod in another thread and it just seems like a temporary fix...

So, I was wondering has anyone tried manually installing the Intel version of the motherboard, since it seems to have no overheating problems. Has anyone tried a different motherboard to fix the overheating?

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Dell :: Changing Display Brightness

May 29, 2010

I am not able any longer to change the brigntness of the display via the known keys if the light sensor is deactivated.
If the light sensor is activated I can adjust the brightness but I do not like the sensor.

I can change the brightness without the sensor when I am in the BIOS and during windows is booting.

My system: Precision M4500 with Windows 7 Professional X64
The problem also occours with a fresh and pure Windows 7 Installation ..

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Changing Lid Difficult?

Apr 11, 2009

Top lid is scratched and want to change color from Black to Blue.

Is it difficult to changeover?
Know of any writeups on the procedure?

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Dell :: Changing From G Wireless Adapter To N

Jun 5, 2009

has a Dell Studio 15 (like mine) that came with a wireless G adapter but she wants to get an N router and wants to try a N wireless adapter also.

The Dell 1510 seems to be the cheapest but there are several listed, is this what she needs and are they the same?



Will it be a matter of removing a screw that holds down the card, disconnecting 2 small wires, reconnecting them and then installing software from a disc?

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