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#1 richierein

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:27 PM

My H: drive lost it's partition table last week. It was recovered using 'TestDisk' or 'TestDrive'. I forget the name of the program. However, I am not able to name the disk using Computer Management > Disk Management. It is now called 'local disk'. How can I change it back to where it was?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:35 PM

You don't need to use Disk Management to rename a partition/drive...you can do that simply by going to Explorer view or My Computer and right-clicking, selecting rename option...just like any other file (other than system files).

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:56 PM

It didn't change the name.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:32 PM

Do you want to change the drive letter or the name of the drive

To change the drive letter go to disk management click the disk you want to change right click on the drive and select Change the Dive letter or path you cann't use the same letter twice.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:35 AM

I want to chane the NAME of the drive but it doesn't change.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:24 AM

Disable UAC in Control Panel and then try again.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:42 AM

I changed the UAC to 'never notify' and it still doesn't work. Also, the CTRL+ and CTRL- stopped working to change the screen size. However, the toolbar coomands for +20% and -20% still work. Perhaps I need to download a fresh copy of Lunascape.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:23 AM

Try booting into Safe Mode and then rename it. In Safe Mode, Windows only loads a minimal set of drivers, so anything which may be interfering with the task you're trying to perform should be eliminated from the equation.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:00 AM

Rebooting alone solved the problem with renaming the drive. Now, what about the CTRL+ and CTRL- to resize the screen?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:03 AM

Rebooting alone solved the problem with renaming the drive. Now, what about the CTRL+ and CTRL- to resize the screen?

Where? In a browser?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:19 AM

Yes, normailly in the browser, CTRL+ makes the screen larger and CTRL- makes it smaller.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:38 AM

If you're using Firefox, right click a blank part of the Tab bar and then click "Customize". Find the button (actually two buttons in one) with a "+" and a "-" on it and drag it onto the toolbar and then close the panel. You can subsequently resize the contents with that.

There are also a number of add-ons which can do the job. Here's a list.

If you're using IE, see this list: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306832

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:46 PM

What happens if you just hold down the Ctrl Key and use the scroll wheel on the mouse?

That works in IE9 , and Firefox , the desktop, downloads, my pictures and so on. I use that to make things bigger or smaller.

One other possibilty, Your ctrl key stopped working?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:59 PM

Thanks. CTRL + scroll works great.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:20 AM

That's Great
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