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dandeedan4u4
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Seagate GoFlex Free agent Desk 2tb hdd.-Running W/7/64- When I power on my GoFlex drive,1.The indicator light comes on and I hear sound indicator. 2. Devices and printers page show my Goflex dr. icon 3. My (safely remove hardware icon) next to clock shows item present. But when I go to Start>my computer>" only shows C dr.does not show any other drive. 4.Unit does not have a factory reset button. HISTORY. Last time I used it I hooked it up to my Dish DVR and downloaded 43 movies using their download manager and I believe they formatted the drive. After I got rid of all the movies my Goflex dr was blank!!!No autoplay. In my disk management folder it shows my C: as partition 0 and in partition 1 it shows 4 sections #1.100.00 gb #2 500.00 gb #3 500.gb #4 862.02gb total unallocated 1863.02gb on disk 1. All partitions show (Healthy Primary) Any help would be much appreciated Sincerely, Dan P.S. First time on forum
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whs
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Please post a picture of your Disk Management so that we can sort that out.

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dandeedan4u4
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How do I post a picture. I'm afraid I don't know what you mean. I tried to copy and paste. No luck. How do I find the URL for the disk management?

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Lighthouse
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dandeedan4u4
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Give me a little time. While waiting I went to uttube and watched a clip about Photobucket and downloaded it. Now I have to find out where to find my URL for disk management. P.S. Just saw your photobucket tag tks Dan

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dandeedan4u4
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can't seem to locate url for disk management. Opened a acct w/photobucket and searched under files for anything related to disk management no luck!! Am I looking in the wrong place? Dan Am going to try again

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warlock
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Go to your start orb and type in disk management under search.

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Scott
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Dan, please do not report topics or mark them as solved until they are, in fact, solved.

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dandeedan4u4
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Hey guys: I'm afraid my brain is getting fried. Can't seem to figure how to capture a picture of of my disk management. Photobucket has been revised and does not correspond with the website address you sent me. At any rate Ive been at this for 3 days now and I'm getting yelled at. I just can't figure out how to get the img of my disk management to the bucket to upload to you. Don't give up on me, I'll try again to do some more research tomorrow. TKS Dandeedan

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germ-x
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Use the snippet tool in Win7. Strat orb > all programs > Accessories > snippet tool.
You can capture your disk management and safe to a file.
One question: Your other partitions, do they have a drive letter assigned to them? If not you have to assign a drive letter using disk management

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Xhi
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snippet tool = snipping tool on my Windows 7.

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dandeedan4u4
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My only other partition is designated C: dr. P.S. I'm having a problem with the snipping tool and/or the prt/scrn using paint. Both seem to copy, but neither will paste off my clipboard or off my word program to this area below. I'm going to try something else because I really would like to find out how this works, photobucket and/or some other way so if I need to do something like this again I'll know how. Patience please TKS Dan

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dandeedan4u4
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My snip was saved to my documents folder as dan's disk and when I tried to upload it to my image hosting site it errors to (No Decode Delegate for this image format) My snip was sent to my Microsoft word program.. I really appreciate all the help you guys are trying. TKS Dan I was however able to capture a picture. So I guess I'm one step closer. Hope you are not running out of options Dan

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germ-x
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If you can see all your other partitions ( you refer to them as sections)in disk management try and assign a drive letter to one of them. Choose a higher letter so it doesn't conflict with anything, like maybe "J".
Can you now access your "J" partition?

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dandeedan4u4
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Microsoft

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dandeedan4u4
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disk ------ type === capacity ===== unallocated space = status==== device type==== Partition style

disk 0 Basic 465.76 gb 1mb online unknown MBR

disk 1 Basic 1863.02gb 0mb online USB MBR

cd-rom o DVD (D:) 0mb no media IDE MBR

Hope this helps Dan This is a copy of my disk management --Disk view NOTE: The 1863.02 gb is broken down into 4 sections 1st sect 100.00gb 2nd 500.00gb 3rd 500.00gb 4 862.02gn

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dandeedan4u4
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disk ------ -----type ======== capacity ===== unallocated space = status==== device type==== Partition style

disk 0----------Basic ========465.76 gb =====1mb============ online==== unknown ======MBR

disk 1 ---------Basic=== ======1863.02gb =====0mb=========== online USB========== MBR

cd-rom o ------DVD (D:) --------0mb========== 0mb ===========no media=== IDE========= MBR

This is a copy of my disk management --Disk view NOTE: The 1863.02 gb is broken down into 4 sections 1st sect 100.00gb 2nd 500.00gb 3rd 500.00gb 4 862.02gn Hope this helps tks Dan

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germ-x
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You keep referring to 4 sections. The sections are or should be partitions of your main drive. They require a drive letter to function properly.
Is this a new drive or has it been running for a while?
What did you use to make the 4 partitions?

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whs
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This is all useless until you post a picture of your full Disk Management like this:

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

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dandeedan4u4
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Hey:
Going by the picture above, mine looks like pretty much the same. Your disk 0 above shows 4 sections/partitions totaling 232.83 gb and is designated (c:) and my disk 0 holds 465.76gb and is designated (C:) However my disk 1 is broken down into 4 sections/partitions totaling 1863.02 gb which I think is my external seagate go flex 2tb hdd. Sorry!!! I guess what I'm calling a section is actually a partition or 4 small partitions within a larger partition I'll try to use better terminology. TKS Dan P.S. I'm still trying to find out how to send a pictuer/upload. Dan tks for the ImageShack.us upload. It really helped.

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dandeedan4u4
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https://www.howtogeek.com/ Hey: Well I hope this right!

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Xhi
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Hey:
Going by the picture above, mine looks like pretty much the same. Your disk 0 above shows 4 sections/partitions totaling 232.83 gb and is designated (c:) and my disk 0 holds 465.76gb and is designated (C:)

You are wrong there. His Disk 0 has 4 partitions, the first and third are not used, the second is Drive F: and the fourth is Drive G: His Disk 2 is the C: drive. Each partition has to have a drive letter to be useful. Look carefully and you will see the drive letters in each partition.

Please reread the instructions provided above for posting a picture. They are very carefully and clearly written. It will be much easier to provide help if you will do that.

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germ-x
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@Xhi, It's Disk not Dusk :)
@dandeedan4u4, It can't be like the picture above as I mentioned all the partitions "Must have a drive letter assigned" unless it states unallocated space. If that is the case then you need to partition and format each partition before assigning a drive letter.

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dandeedan4u4
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Hey: tks to all. I think you hit the nail on the head when you say I need to partition and format each partition in order to assign it a drive letter, but the problem is I can't bring up the drive. I can only see it using the disk management screen. All I see is the 4 mt partitions with no dr letter . All I see when I go to my computer is local disk (C:) and normally a recovery partition (D:) but instead of a recovery partition I see a icon w/ BD-Rom drive (D:) and absolutely nothing else. " No box to indicate any data space used."

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germ-x
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Download this free partition utility. Scroll down to the btm of the page for the free Bootable version. There is also a good tutorial on the left side of the main screen.You will have to burn to a Cd then change your boot order so your optical device is your first boot order. Unce PW is started you will be able to see everything and make the necessary changes.
http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

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dandeedan4u4
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? can these disks be partitioned /formatted within disk management Just saw your next addon. I'll try this tks/

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germ-x
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Yes disk management can do all the you need to do but PW might be a little easier

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dandeedan4u4
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Hey Guys: Well I've tried a couple of different Image hosting programs and I seem to get (no decode delegate for this image format) so I think I'm either trying to download the wrong image,or the image is not correct,or it's the right image but wrong area, i/e upload or download / image versus url choice. I did make a bootable disk booted to PW and read through the help menu. I was impressed with the site. I'm thinking that I should resize these partitions first though before I try to assign a drive letter or does it matter. I eventually want to end up with just one large partition that will start w/autoplay. Any suggestions as to what I should do first. All you guys are great with all the help. It's just that this is all a new learning experience. TKS Dan

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germ-x
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That's your call on the partition size and quantity. When you make your partition / partitions you then have to format each and then assign a drive letter.
Have you tried Macrium for imaging your making your image.
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

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dandeedan4u4
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Hey Guys: Problem solved. Downloaded Macrium Reflex and 7's disk management. Was able to create just 1 large partition and it assign the drive letter E: Thanks to all of you for the great insight and all the new programs I was able to try out. This problem was beneficial in many ways. Kudo's to all!!! TKS Dandeedan4u4. Partition Wizard was also a great experience to add to my knowledge bank

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