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My Hard Drive Randomly Locked?

  1. #31


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit


    I looked in my C:/ drive, my User folder isn't there. Is that normal?

    EDIT: I found it in a Windows search. However, I attempted to open Partition Manager but nothing happens when I click to open it.
    EDIT 2: I installed a different version and it got rid of the partition. I think I might be able to install Windows 8 from this mini XP now. I noticed there are about 11 different Windows.old (from all the times I've tried to reinstall Windows 8) LOL.
    Last edited by EpowShaon; 19 Jul 2013 at 13:41.

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  2. #32


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Your User folder would be in the last one of those... Save that, get rid of all the others (after making sure that somethign important is not in the prior User folders).
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  3. #33


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Your User folder would be in the last one of those... Save that, get rid of all the others (after making sure that something important is not in the prior User folders).
    Yeah it was in the first Windows.OLD I've been transferring my files all day. I'm gonna try and just format my hard drive after they're all gone and transfer them back. It's probably gonna be awhile I have 32 GB of music and 16 GB of production tools to move over. I hope that formatting it works.
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  4. #34


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Should not take more than 4 hours, I have a data set that's 450 Gig, it takes the most of 8 hours to copy over, from USB to USB. From Sata to Sata, it still takes about 4 hours. Use "Teracopy" it's a lot faster.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Should not take more than 4 hours, I have a data set that's 450 Gig, it takes the most of 8 hours to copy over, from USB to USB. From Sata to Sata, it still takes about 4 hours. Use "Teracopy" it's a lot faster.
    TeraCopy is opened by default when I move files to the USB. It took about 45 minutes to move 11 GB, I'm not exactly sure why it's moving so slow.
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  6. #36


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Inside of Mini-XP? Before you move, you should click the button on the desktop that says "Install all drivers"- Even on my main system running 8, moving between my two USB drives usually caps off at 20mbps. From Sata to Sata they go full speed. I don't have any systems with USB 3.0, but under Mini-XP USB 3 ports probably run at USB 2 speeds. They try to accommodate all available chipsets in Mini-XP with the Driver Package, but sometimes a needed driver is not available.
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