SSD drive not recognised by BIOS & Windows 7/8.1/10 install

Follow Us OCZ SSD drive not recognised by BIOS & Windows 7/8.1/10 install SSD drive problem SSD drive not recognised: My self-built desktop PC boots Windows 10 from a standard SATA hard disk drive. An OCZ (SATA) SSD drive (Agility 3 120GB SATA 3.0) came my way, so I decided to use it to boot…

Can’t delete files on external USB hard disk drive

Follow Us I can’t delete files on my external USB hard disk drive External hard disk drive problem I can’t delete files in Windows 7 Home Premium from my 500GB Western Digital Elements external USB hard disk drive. I can’t find a Delete option and if I drag a file to the Recycle Bin, it…

PC / Computer randomly reboots and then warns to run Chkdsk

Follow Us Hard disk drive problem: PC reboots randomly and warns to run chkdsk hard-drive diagnostic tool My desktop PC runs Windows 7 Professional. Sometimes it reboots of its own accord. Recently, at startup, dire warnings appeared asking me to run Chkdsk with a surface scan. It seems to be getting worse with time. I…

Useful free PC diagnostic tools / utilities

Follow Us Useful free PC diagnostic tools/utilities that provide useful information on a computer’s components, diagnostic tests or that monitor their activities   There are several very useful free diagnostic and information and monitoring tools that are either provided as part of Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10 or by third-party developers. The following list of free tools can…

PC slow boot/shutdown – Hard disk showing as nearly full using only half capacity

Follow Us Hard disk drive problem: HDD slow boot/shutdown – showing nearly full but using only half its capacity My desktop PC – running Windows 7 Home Premium has 2GB of RAM memory and an AMD Phenom II quad-core processor – is taking a long time to boot and shut down. The hard disk drive…

External hard drive disk space shrunk from 500GB to only 50GB

Follow Us Hard disk drive problem: External hard drive’s disk space shrunk from 500GB to only 50GB My desktop computer is running Windows 7 Home Premium. Its external drive’s disk space shrunk. I have an external USB hard disk drive that I store data on. It was working perfectly until I tried to use Paragon…

Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10 many hard-disk error messages – runs chkdsk repeatedly

Follow Us   Hard-disk-drive problem: chkdsk runs repeatedly My desktop PC runs Windows XP SP3 [the last Service Pack for Windows XP, but the problem could apply to Windows Vista/ 7/8.1/10 using the NTFS file system] and it is giving me loads of disk error messages. As it starts up, the Windows XP logo with…

After Windows 7/8.1/10 changes drive letters for USB flash drives backups fail

Follow Us Backups fail after Windows 7/8.1/10 changes drive letters for USB flash drives Often backups fail if Windows changes the drive letter of a USB flash drive that was used to create the backup. This makes subsequent backups fail. If you use USB flash drives to store backups, you might have discovered that Windows…

Disk Management in Windows 7/8.1/10

Follow Us Hard Disk, SSD and USB flash drive Disk Management in Windows 7/8.1/10 In Windows 7/8.1/10, you can access all of the installed drives – hard disk, SSD, flash drive(s) and CD/DVD drives – via Computer and Disk Management. Both of those areas of Windows provide options that allow you to format (delete all…

Backup and Restore overwrites the previous system image

Follow Us When creating a system image using Backup and Restore, Windows 7/8.1/10 overwrites the previous system image When you use Windows Backup and Restore to create a system-image backup on an external hard disk drive, it creates a folder on the drive called WindowsImageBackup. However, when you create a new image on the same…