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Hi all! I have DELL Alienware Aurora R4 machine with three hard drives: 1. (Local Disk)C: - (Windows 7) the “original” one that I bought with the computer. 2. (OS)D: - (Windows 10 with all updates) the one I’ve added after the “original” started to show signs of degradation. 3. (STORE)F: - (no OS) the one I use just to store stuff. I’ve had dual boot and everything was hunky-dory until last week the C drive have finally kicked the bucket. First the computer refused to shut down until I forced it. And next morning it took more than TWO hours to boot. When I finally got to the window explorer the C drive was still there but I couldn’t access or do anything to it. In the old times I could just remove it and set boot priorities in BIOS to boot from drive D. But if I actually remove the dead drive now, the computer says that it has nothing to boot from. It appears that with UEFI mode enabled 1. I don’t see the actual drives in the BIOS (It only shows general source types, like Hard Drive, CD/DVD, etc.) and therefore cannot boot from a particular internal drive. 2. I cannot assign Active Partition 3. I cannot remove the dead C drive So, what the heck am I supposed to do? P.S. Could I just buy a new drive, clone the D drive to it, call it C and use the D for something else? Please, HELP!
I just got done doing a Rest on my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 15 3567. I created a USB flash drive bootable and had to go into the BIOS to enable Legacy devices in order to get my computer to boot from a USB flash drive. My computer is now back to normal...except that I now have the following drives: 1. Local Disk (C:\) 209GB free out of 248GB 2. DVD WR Drive (D:\) DVD Rewritable Drive 3. Local Disk (E:\) 24GB free of 24GB 4. Local Disk (F:\) 3.55GB free of 3.57GB Drives E:\ and F:\ have files and folders on them, though I can't see them. I have File Explorer set to show all hidden files and folders on all drives, but nothing shows up. How can I consolidate all the files and folders on E:\ and F:\ onto C:\ so I can remove them? Is there a disk utility I can use for this?