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, a 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[…]

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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 SSDs. 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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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 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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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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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 into your system, you get the following error message: “USB Device Not Recognized. One of the USBs attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it. For assistance in solving this problem,[…]

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How To Fix Corrupted SD Card Using CHKDSK?

SD cards can add a lot of convenience and advantages to your mobile device: you don’t have to worry about using up your phone’s internal memory because you can store images, movies, music, documents, and/or contacts on an SD card. But, the typical problem a user may face in the long run with SD cards is “corruption”. This article helps you fix corrupted SD card-related issues using chkdsk. Generally, an SD card gets corrupted due to various reasons: Why Does[…]

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Tutorial to Repair Disk and File System Problems on Your Mac

You don’t have to bother about repairing disk permissions in the latest versions of Mac OS X. But, if you are running an earlier OS X on your Mac then, you should solve disk and file system problems on your own. Definitely, this is not going to be a tougher job since, Mac OS X has a range of tools starting from First Aid to “fsck” for fixing the disk, partition, and file system issues. So, in this editorial, I[…]

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3 Easy Ways to Remove Write Protection on SD Card

An SD card’s data is to be protected from any unwanted modification (done by an unauthorized person), then it can be achieved through Write Protection. This mechanism provides security to data saved on an SD card, against third-party access. When an SD card is Write Protected, Write permissions are configured on it thus, nobody can delete, alter, move or perform any other operation on a write-protected SD card; unless Write Protection is removed. But, if the SD card is Write[…]

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How to Know Which Partition Table Your Disk Is Using

New computer systems that run with a novel edition of Windows, also come with different partition tables than earlier. This, sometimes leaves users in dilemma, as they are unaware of their newer partition table. And, when they try to install operating systems on the legacy platform, they may face issues. But, you don’t have to be a tech master to know, which partition table your hard disk is using. Since, in Windows, there are two (typically) different ways of storing[…]

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Accidental Cancel of Format Doesn’t Show The Drive

“I was doing a full format of drive D. It was half-way through the completion process that I was shocked to see I was formatting drive E instead of drive D. I panicked and in the heat of the moment, I hit the cancel button and shut down the system. Now, when I turn on my PC, the hard drive seems to be raw and all the space appears as unallocated. Is there a way to fix my hard drive[…]

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Computer Fails to Boot When External Drive Is Connected

“I have an external USB hard drive. When it is connected, my PC won’t boot. If I disconnect the drive, the PC boots just fine. If I then connect the external drive, it works just fine too. Any idea why this happening, and how it can be fixed?” Yes, this issue can be fixed without much trouble. With little tweaks in the operating system configurations and with some changes on how you handle your computer can definitely solve the problem.[…]

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