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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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 machine 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 user is not having an idea about what’s going on in the OS X machine. So, in this blog post[…]

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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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Resolve ‘the device is not ready’ Error on USB Devices Like Flash Drives and HDD

In this article, we are going to cover details about the error ‘The device is not ready’ that occurs in USB devices like HDD’s and flash drives. Let us start by understanding the main reasons for this error. The main reasons for the ‘Device is not ready’ error are: Accessing the drive when in use Corrupted or outdated USB device drivers Serious hardware failure Connection errors between the USB device and computer Now that we have understood the main reasons[…]

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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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