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BIG PROBLEM SO DESPERATE FOR HELP ON HARD DRIVE


eysha1
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BIG PROBLEM. AM I IN BIG TROUBLE?

In dividing my new hard drive, given my rubbish maths, I have mis- calculated big time and now the C drive is only - 29 gigs. the next partition is about 100 gigs and the big one for my workstuff is 550 gigs. My BIG PROBLEM is now how to undo the C drive and take it back to the 129 gigs or to its full capacity of 750 gigs. Is that possible? I cannot find anywhere to set to factory defaults settings. It's a Windows 8 Toshiba Satellite C850D-12L Also how do i make recovery disks from this model. I think i don't like Win 8. I was using vista. I am on my old Vista now. Oh and by the way if i go into troubleshooting there is always an error of some sort. This laptop is only 24 hours old too. Many thanks for any help as i am going nuts now. E. Oh, just a thought - would it work to copy and paste the folders in the C drive to the other drive and then re-name them?

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lotvic

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Note: for others reading thread, the recovery discs in eysha1's post above refer to the Vista laptop and not the new Windows 8 laptop.

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lotvic

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Well that going onto a new page messed up my reference to 'post above' so will amend sentence to:

Note: for others reading thread, the recovery discs in eysha1's last post on page 3 refer to the Vista laptop and not the new Windows 8 laptop.

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eysha1

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nice to know we night owls are not alone Lotvic. Why is it taking so long? It's a new laptop and i didn't even get to put one programme on, i tried to install CCleaner but it wouldn't allow it. I have put nothing on at all so why all this time to restore?

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rdave13

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You made recovery discs?

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rdave13

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Thanks lotvic . My reply above took a while to post but understand now.

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eysha1

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I am so gratful for your help, all of you.

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rdave13

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Possibly messing around with partitions on a UEFI 'bios'.

Don't ask but you might have done something to the GPT on the C: drive. Other hdds or partitions can use the Master Boot Record but not the C drive. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/gg463525.aspx

That is if the laptop has the new uefi 'bios'

How's the percentage now?

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lotvic

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I have no idea why it is taking so long, I don't know if that is normal for a Toshiba W8 laptop.

I'll have a look at Toshiba forums and see if any info on there.

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lotvic

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Nah, had a very quick look onToshiba forums. seems W8 is too new for anyone having a similar problem.

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rdave13

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Is it still working?

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