my HDD with windows 8.1 died today luckly i had the iso saved on a USB and i have the serial key, im using a diff hard drive on the computer that has windows 10, but it does not work i keep getting a black screen so i tried to put the USB in and tried reinstalling it but it always freezes before i can put the serial key, the issue seems to go away after unplug the HDD. Is there a diff way to format the HDD.
I have several external USB3 500G and 1TB drives that were formatted with HFS for macs, I can read them an copy from them, but not write tot them (in win10). But I have cleaned some off, and want to reformat to exFAT so they can be be used cross platform. But when I try and format, either quick or otherwise, win10 won't let me.
How can I reformat my drive to re-install a fresh copy of Win 8 if the file win.old and any related files are missing? Is a NTFS formatting software available to accomplish this and if so, what is it and where can I get it?
My computer is a mess and I've got new parts coming and want to format all drives before that. I have windows 7 home premium on cd with key. In addition to SSD with the OS, I have two HDD disks that I want formatted aswell.
How do I get windows 10 back? Can I make a copy or something on a flash drive and install only windows 10 without having to upgrade from win7? Maybe it's possible to do a clean install of windows 10. I read something about a factory reset function, will this clean the drives and leave me with nothing but the OS? Thats what I want to achieve in the end.If I have to format, OS is currently on a SSD drive(Kingston v300, 120gb). Is the best option to format an SSD through the OS installation? Given that it's booted from a flash drive/CD. I have backed up everything I want to keep of course and uninstallled a lot of stuff to clean things up a bit and take care of all my local game files and such.
I have a 4TB HD that was previously formatted that I've put into an external hd bay. When I go into Computer Management/Disk Management the hd is not listed in the top section and in the bottom section it is split into 2048 GB and 1678 GB, both "Unallocated". I want to reformat the hd into one partition but the only available option when I right click the larger partition is "New Simple Volume" and for the smaller partition there are no options available at all. Nowhere does it give me the choice to delete everything or just reformat the entire drive.
In connection with my job, I have several insurance companies asking me to send scanned documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). My Brother Printer Control Center Fax-Scan software is not yet compatible with Windows10, even in Windows7 compatibility mode. The Windows10 Fax & Scan program does not list PDF as a scan-to file conversion option. Only jpeg, bitmap, txt, etc..
Is there a way to tweak or add-on something to Windows Fax & Scan to make it scan documents into PDF format?
I am having trouble with the date format for Australia (dd/mm/yy). It seems to coincide with the Windows 10 download. While my system clock shows the date correctly and the Date and Time setting are correct both in Region and Format, third party programs do not recognise the dd/mm/yy format. For example, the Photos app show the date in mm/dd/yy format and my spreadsheet, WPS Office will not recognise 13/8 mas 13/08/2015.
all of my important Data inside my PC in separate D:1TB HDD I stored in the PC. But suddenly today all of my D:1TB WORD 2013, TEXT, .JPEG Photos converted into .abc format, this extension added to all of my very important files, which I am having from last 15 years, So I can't loos this Data at all, all files becomes like this
mical.docx.abc john.text.abc Robert.jpeg.abc
how to get my all of my files into original proper format, I mean node of the files are opening, when I click on it,I already Format & reinstall Win 7 from Scratch, And I already reinstall MS-Office also.After doing all, still I could not get back my files, I am struggling from last 20 hours continuously,
Purchased a WD 6TB Blue yesterday, ran disk management and created one partition using NTFS. Formatted and did its thing but it just displays the total size of the partition with RAW next to it. Tried reformatting again to NTFS but I get the error; "The format did not complete successfully".
Deleted the partition and tried to create a 2TB partition out of the drive with the exact same scenario happening again. Tried swapping between GPT and MBR with no success. Also tried a different SATA port with a different cable and same thing.
Ran Windows error checking and WD LifeGuard on Extended Test over night and both came back with no errors.
Ran Disk Part in cmd, after entering in clean i get the error; "DiskPart has encountered an error: The device is not connected. See the System Event Log for more information."
Code: Log Name: SystemSource: VDS Basic ProviderDate: 26/11/2015 11:38:34 AMEvent ID: 5Task Category: NoneLevel: ErrorKeywords: ClassicUser: N/AComputer: TimsDescription:Cannot zero sectors on disk ?PhysicalDrive0. Error code: 48F@0101000FEvent Xml:<Event xmlns
WIN10 update from WIN8.1 converted all my .jpg format photos to .mix format items, which I can NOT open or access. My "new" WIN10 operating system will not even recognize the .mix format for conversion. I cannot restore to WIN8.1 as I am pretty sure the .mix files will not restore back to the original .jpg. Photos are part of family genealogy collection.
WIN10 has also corrupted a number of my resident applications, in that they run much slower, and it keeps wanting me to use 1-DRIVE and I-CLOUD for storage which I do NOT, repeat do NOT, want to do.
I have a PC running Windows 10 on which the Administrator Password either has been lost or changed. How do I go about either resetting the Administrator Password or formatting the drive and starting over?
I know that it is advised that one should not format a SSD without the Quick Format option enabled.
However I want to start with a completely clean SSD. This is not my C drive (Windows 10) but rather a second SSD used for certain applications. Question is, will doing this degrade the SSD's performance (i.e. speed and efficiency) or only theoretically reduce it's lifespan by one read/write process?