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#1 TxTrapper

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 11:53 AM

Windows 10 Pro

4.00 GB memory

64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor

 

What is this 3rd listed drive  \\?\Volume{9fe921b...  What action should I take?

Did a clean install with Thumb Drive recently.  Have all current Windows Updates.

 

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:10 PM

Its probably the windows recovery drive or the boot drive (as windows 10 uses a separate boot partition under GPT), I have a similar error myself but its nothing to worry about.

 

You are not dual booting with another system right?

Linux? OSX?

 

I know my linux drive is somewhat detected under the disk optimization tool


Edited by MadmanRB, 24 February 2018 - 04:18 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:46 PM

No I am not dual booting with another system.

 

However, I did use EaseUS Todo Backup recently.  

 

Thanks for the reply,   TxTrapper



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:43 PM

No I am not dual booting with another system.

 

However, I did use EaseUS Todo Backup recently.  

 

Thanks for the reply,   TxTrapper

Yeah that software would not do this

 

Granted I am taking a stab in the dark here on what the extra partition is but it seems like a good assumption.

What kind of system did you install windows 10 on?

Post 2012 or pre 2012?

Can you give us your specs?

 

For this use speccy:

https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy

 

https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/speccy/using-speccy/publishing-a-speccy-profile-to-the-web

 

It will be helpful for us in the future just in case things go pear shaped.

 

Speccy is a good piece of software to have around here, even if you know your hardware well we can only guess at it :D


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:28 PM

I think it was a mistake I made on Windows Setup.

On the Custom Advanced Setup I had three Partitions

and only deleted the bottom two and not the top one 

Partition (1).

 

I installed and updated Speccy and saved the snapshot to desktop.

When I tried to attach it I got "Error You aren't prmitted to upload this kind of file".

 

How do I use Speccy to post the file in this forum?

 

 

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:35 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/iwj48VbAqoi5S5qn6kxsNFe



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:40 PM

Good to know

 

Decent specs too, a bit old but still good to go.

 

The only thing i would do in the future is up your ram (as 4 gigs is starting to become the minimum, your max ram according to the internet is 16 gigs) and perhaps change to a solid state drive to make things faster, I mean this isnt a small form factor PC correct?


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:56 PM

Maybe it is, thanks for the suggestion for a solid state drive.  I had to look up "small form factor PC" now I know, thanks.  

When I read your second link I discovered how to use Speccy.

 

Dell™ OptiPlex™ 990 desktop

New flexible design. The completely redesigned form factors are amongst the smallest within their categories. The mini-tower, desktop and small form factor chassis have been optimized to help maximize desk space and ensure the systems integrate seamlessly in virtually any office environment. The DellOptiPlex 990 also ...
 
Thanks for all your help
 
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:02 PM

Well the form factor comes into play if the machine can only support a single hard drive.

 

You can tell what you have by looking at how big it is, dell usually has several form factors but usually the smaller it is the harder it will be to modify.

 

I mean this is not a full size desktop correct?

 

Usually a full size desktop ranges from 13 inches big to 22 inches big.

 

In the PDF you attached if its the one that has room for two optical drives then it will be the easiest.

 

The others... well it can be done but with a few caveats.

There are four images in that PDF you linked.

Left is the biggest, the right is the smallest.

 

Right there indicates where you can go if you want to up your machine in the future.


Edited by MadmanRB, 24 February 2018 - 07:06 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:23 PM

Hi, these "non mounted volumes: should be left alone they show under disk management without a drive letter usually showing no used capacity. This is wrong, they do have data on them, more sophisticated utils show this (mini tool partition, for eg)

 

If you open a cmd prompt as admin and run this cmd you will see them listed as non mounted:-

 

mountvol > 0 & notepad 0 (press enter)

 

You will have no problems with them, so leave alone.






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