How to Repair RAID After BIOS Update

Updating BIOS might put your RAID in problems. For example, after updating your BIOS, any one of the drives in the RAID array might not be recognized as a member. This is because BIOS has complete information about RAID arrangement. Updating or resetting the BIOS might change the BIOS settings to default resulting in failed RAID. Here in this article, you can learn about the various manual methods to fix RAID after the BIOS update. Various ways you can Repair[…]

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Solved: This PC Has an Unsupported Disk Layout for UEFI Firmware Error

From the day Microsoft launched Windows 10, millions of users upgraded their OS to the latest edition of Windows. But, few of the Windows users who have upgraded to Win 10 encountered an error message that states “Windows 10 couldn’t be installed. Windows can’t be installed because this PC has an unsupported disk layout for UEFI firmware” while downloading and installing Windows 10 Updates. You cannot ignore this error since it prevents you from installing the Windows updates, as Windows[…]

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Solve ‘The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer’ Error

USB drives are no doubt a very useful type of storage device and one that is pretty reliable. But what is important to understand is that USB devices also do experience issues from time to time. And most issues that occur with USB’s are related to the device becoming inaccessible or corrupt. And one such related error ‘The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer’ will be discussed in this blog post. What causes the error ‘The disk[…]

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Fix Error ‘The drive where Windows is installed is locked Windows 10’

If you encounter the error ‘The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again’, it means that the drive is locked and unable to be used. Hence you won’t be able to access any data available on that drive. This error usually occurs when you are trying to update Windows, when performing a reset or when booting from a Windows installation disc. How to solve the error ‘The drive where Windows is installed is locked’[…]

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How to Downgrade a Drive from APFS to HFS+

As many of you Mac users know, the new High Sierra brings with it a new type of file system called APFS. The new file system APFS is a modern format particularly designed for use with SSD’s. So, if have an SSD and you upgrade to High Sierra, then it will be automatically converted to APFS. Although APFS file systems do have certain advantages like greater efficiency, high read and write speed and better system performance, there are some drawbacks[…]

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3 Ways to Repair Windows 10 Hard Drive Error Using CHKDSK

A well-functioning Windows 10 hard drive may start to show error messages after a long-run. Typically, these hard drive errors are caused by abrupt power failures, hard drive crash, file system damage/corruption, system crash, improper shutdown, broken software/metadata, virus attack, and more. Also, these factors can lead to complete inaccessibility or data loss from a Windows 10 disk drive at severe extents. Then, how to check and repair windows 10 hard drive errors on your own? Well, this informative editorial[…]

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How to Fix Mac Hard Drive Exit Code 8

Steps to Fix Mac Hard Drive Exit Code 8

Even though Mac OS X is considered as one of the stable operating systems, sometimes, even normally functioning Mac machines may show up a sudden warning message that says “Mac hard drive exit code 8” or “file system check exit code is 8”. Resolving this Mac hard drive exit code 8 error message might become a tough job, especially when the user is not having an idea about what’s going on in the OS X machine. What is ‘File System[…]

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What’s the difference between Recovery Partition and Partition Recovery in Mac?

Are you familiar with the term ‘Partition Recovery’ and ‘Recovery Partition’? Do they both sound the same? Yes, although they sound the same, they are in fact entirely different. Recovery Partition is a partition on the hard drive that contains a bootable version of your Mac OS used when your Mac isn’t booting normally or in other emergencies. Partition Recovery, on the other hand, is recovering deleted or lost partitions. Let’s look at both of these terms in detail and[…]

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Steps to Partition Mac OS Mojave Start-up Disk Without Data Loss

Advantages of having more than one partition on your Mac Your Mac systems generally have one built in default partition called the Macintosh HD. However, you can choose to have more partitions on your Mac if you wish and there are several advantages if you choose to do so. For instance, if you have 2 partitions, one can be used for the OS and the other can be used to store your personal data. So, if your system crashes, your[…]

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How to Resolve ‘the device is not ready’ Error on Flash Drives and HDD?

In Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7, an error like virtual disk manager the device is not ready may appear when you are trying to access data from flash drives, CDs, DVDs, hard drives, and other storage devices. Though it is a common error, it is still crucial to know why your computer system is showing such a kind of error. Generally, ‘The device is not ready’ error is related to virtual disk manager and diskpart, and there is not[…]

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What to Do When ‘Show hidden files’ Option Is Not working?

Windows by default keeps some files and folders hidden, so users don’t end up deleting or modifying its contents accidentally. But of course, there are times when you may need to see those hidden files and folders. So you go to Folder Options and click on ‘Show Hidden Files & Folders’. Ideally, this method shows all hidden files and folders, but for some reason, this doesn’t seem to work in your case. How do you solve this problem? We provide[…]

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What to Do When Disk Cleanup is Not Working On Windows 10

Cleaning up our surroundings is obviously one of the important tasks that we do on a regular basis. So is cleaning up our computer, right? Unnecessary files and folders need to be deleted from time to time, so as to keep your computer clean and in tip-top condition. For this purpose, Disk Cleanup is a fantastic tool available in Windows. But what if this tool fails to work? Many Windows 10 users have reported that Disk Cleanup does not work.[…]

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Steps for Erasing an EFI Partition from USB Flash Drive

If you have used your USB as a bootable device, it is likely to have a partition called EFI partition. This partition contains boot loaders, some device driver files, utility programs and data files such as error logs. Now if you no longer want to use that USB as a boot device, EFI partition is not required. Hence, you may want to delete it to free up space and use the entire USB for storage. But to delete the EFI[…]

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How to Fix Error: There is No Media in the Specified Device

Error: “There is no media in the specified device” Symptoms: Generally, “there is no media in the specified device” error pops up when you try to format a USB drive or other storage devices in HP format tool, Windows Disk Management or using DiskPart. And, if you check the Properties of the storage device it shows “used space 0 Bytes free space 0 Bytes capacity 0 Bytes”. Causes: Technically, every flash memory storage device has a limited lifespan. After a[…]

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Repair Error: Track 0 Bad Disk Unusable

Track 0 is the first sector of your hard disk that contains the MBR and a partition table. MBR, short for Master Boot Record contains information to boot your system and a partition table is a table containing information about the layout of the disk. These details are extremely necessary for your computer to boot up and function normally. Because of this reason, any error related to Track 0 is pretty serious. In this article, we discuss one such error[…]

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How to Check SMART Status on Mac

The SMART test is a test conducted on hard drives to determine its health. The SMART test report indicates whether the hard drive is in good working condition or if there is a problem. If the test indicates a problem, users can take preventive action such as recover data before the hard drive fails. How to check SMART status? Luckily, Mac users can easily check the SMART status using a program called Disk Utility. To do so, Go to the[…]

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Fixed – “The requested system device cannot be found” Error

This article covers details about the error ‘The requested system device cannot be found’ and a potential solution to resolve the same. But before we begin, it is important to understand some of the terms explained here, Boot sector: Area that contains information that is necessary to load the OS MBR: short for Master Boot Record is the first sector in the hard disk that contains info about the location of OS, so the BIOS can look for it. BCD:[…]

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How to Use your Mac’s Disk Utility to Partition, Wipe, Repair, Restore, and Copy Drives

You don’t need fancy partitioning tools or disk managers to manage partitions on your Mac. You can do so using the built-in Disk Utility tool. But be sure to back up your drive beforehand as these procedures result in data loss. To open Disk Utility, go to Finder and click on Applications. Then click on Utilities > Disk Utility. Once you have located Disk Utility, you can follow the sections below depending on the need of your situation. In this[…]

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Solved – Documents and Settings/Documents Folder is not Accessible

Before getting started, let’s make sure you are looking for the Documents in the right place. The Documents folder is present in a different location on each version of Windows OS, hence the confusion. Please refer to the guide below. In Windows XP, My Computer > C :\> Documents and Settings. In Windows Vista, Username > Documents. In Windows 7, Libraries folder > Documents > My documents. In Windows 8, This PC > Documents In Windows 10, you will find[…]

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How to Boot your Mac System with Target Disk Mode

Target Disk Mode is a feature that lets your screen function as an external monitor for another computer. It enables direct file transfer between two Macs via FireWire or Thunderbolt. Hold the T key and boot one of the Macs in Target Disk Mode and its drives appear on the desktop of the other Mac. You can transfer files by using drag and drop option. Here are other times when the Target Disk Mode comes in handy: To troubleshoot drive[…]

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Solved – “Hard Drive Shows Up as Unknown Device in Device manager Windows 10/8/7” Error.

USB devices are popular for their ease of use, portability, transfer speeds and easy access. There are times when the system does not recognize these USB drives and it can be frustrating trying to access content within them. When you insert such a USB device in your system, you get the following error message: “USB Device Not Recognized. One of the USB attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it. For assistance in solving this problem,[…]

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THE THIRD GENERATION OF STORAGE DEVICES

All of us are aware of the data storage technologies in the modern day world. The basic data storage technologies available today are Random Access Memory(RAM) and Read-Only Memory(ROM). People have been using these storage devices for a long time. These storages provide users with the best performance till now. But with rapid changes in technology and thinking about the money spent globally on these storage devices every year, it’s about time that we replace these storage devices with a[…]

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This Drive Has Reported a Fatal Hardware – OSX File Recovery

You must have been really upset when you got the error ‘This Drive Has Reported a Fatal Hardware Error to Disk Utility’ on Mac. The error message looks scary and you think there is a major problem. This error occurs when you try to upgrade, and add a hard drive to your Mac system. Either Mac OS X is not capable of recognizing the new hard drive, or the operating system version which you are using is too old to[…]

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How Do Experts Recover Data from A Damaged Hard Disc?

Generally, when users find themselves facing a damaged hard disc problem then probably they think the data stored on the damaged hard drive is gone forever; forgetting the fundamental rule of computing. All hard drives fail in the long run. And, if you didn’t back up your data saved on the damaged disc, you have to learn the technique- How Do Experts Recover Data from A Damaged Hard Disc? In fact, the first thing to do when you have a[…]

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Troubleshoot: “The File or Directory Is Corrupted and Unreadable” Error

“The File or Directory Is Corrupted and Unreadable” At times, when you plug in your external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, memory card, SD card or any other storage devices to your Windows computer running with version 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista then, an error message appears on the screen: “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable” with a note “Drive Name: \ is not accessible”. If you check back the file system of the device you are trying to access, then[…]

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