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In most cases all you need to do is press F11 when starting up your computer. (Turn on your computer and press F11 as soon as you see the first screen come up).

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- boot to a windows cd by pressing F12 upon restart
- delete the backup partion 2

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Can I reformat ONLY ONE of the 2 partition on my Transcend StoreJet 25 M3 USB3.0 EHD ?


Yes you can format one of the partitions. When you have separate partitions, you device see this as two separate hard drives. When formating, it will not effect the other partitions.

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Does anyone know where an online manual could be found? Specifically I would like to change the 3 partitions into 1. Thanks in advance for any help!


save all files of all the partitions on to an external hard drive
go onto the computer management section and reformat the hard drive
it will ask if you want to partition the hard drive go no and format
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How to prepare Transcend StoreJet 25M3 for use with Acronis True Image 2014 backup Software ?


The disk size of 698GB under Windows is correct for a 750GB drive.
This tells you there is only one partition on the Transcend drive.
It is best to reformat the Transcend drive to NTFS, unless you need to also read from the Transcend drive using a computer that does not support NTFS.
I would expect Acronis backup inviting you to reformat to NTFS if you would try using a FAT32 drive for backup. FAT32 has a file size limit of 4GB which may impede backups.

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Reformatting


You need to repartition that drive. Googl partition magic.

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Windows is unable to read the usb


When you formatted the drive for the Mac, you probably used the HFS format. Windows can only read NTFS or FAT formatted drives. You will need to reformat your external drive again. If you use a FAT32 format, all computers will be able to read the drive (Windows, UNIX and Mac - anyway). Note: the FAT32 option does limit the number of files in each directory and the maximum file size.

First back up any files that you have put on the external drive to another disc (your computer's hard disc, for example).
If you are using the M2 external disc for Time Machine backups, you should partition the drive into two sections. Format one to the FAT32 and the other to HFS.

The Disc Utility in OSX can repartition the drive and reformat it. However, sometimes it doesn't correctly format the new partitions. You may need to do some extra step, see http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~pcarbo/macnexstar.html for one set of reformatting steps. In Windows, there is a similar utitily in the Disk Management Control Panel. (Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Create and format hard disk partitions (Windows 7)) You can only format the disc to FAT or NTFS with the Windows utility.

Some third-party software is available for changing the partitions on a hard drive formatted for Windows use without losing the data on the disc. I do not know if similar programs exist for OSX.

Some versions of Unix have gparted which will also repartion and reformat a hard disc but can't keep the original data on the drive. (I've used the Windows and Unix partition managers, including Paragon Partition Manager which let me keep my original Windows data on the drive.)

I hope this helps.

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I've got Aspire 6930 and the hdu's partitions have been erased. I got the factory recovery cd's. What do I need to do to restore the factory partitions?


How was the partitions erased? Did somebody reformat the whole hard drive itself or just a partition. If the hard drive was reformatted then there's no way you can recover the factory partitions. Normally ther will be a hidden partition in the hard drive in case you want to use the recovery cds that came with it. And thru this, it will restore the factory settings on your computer on the state where you first got it. There is another option you can recover deleted partitions in case when the hd was reformatted like the stellar software, etc. but you have to buy it.

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It sounds like your old laptop drive had 4 partitions on it.
If that is the case and you want it to be only one partition then you'll have to back up anything you want to keep in those partitions and reformat the drive as one partition.
You can reformat the drive using the Disk Management utility in Windows.

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Why is my Verbatim USB hard drive asking me again to format the hard drive, i have saved data on it already but it says it will delete all data if formating again Please help ?????????????


this happens when the partition table information get corrupted, use partion table recovery software, the data on the hard drive is safe

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175gb missing from 250GB hard drive


Hi,

Appreciate the "Ask Me".

The only plausible explanation for the missing disk space would be the protected folder "System Volume Info".

Re-formatting would not restore your free space, however, re-partitioning would. May I suggest that you try PowerQuest Partition Magic. Of course like formatting, re-partitioning would completely delete the partition itself and would grant you back the entire disk space.

Unfortunately you can not use the same with the 1st partition since that is your active partition and presumably where your OS is residing. A workaround is to use another hard disk temporarily and transfer all the contents of partition 1 and make that eventually as your primary HD. Thereafter, re-partition again the entire 250Gb HD.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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