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batpark

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I am getting this pop-up notice frequently on my W10 Dell desktop.

 

Is there a way to freeze the notices so I can actually read the whole message? Right now, they disappear after just  a few seconds?

 

Likely, I'll be back for substantive help later. But for now, I just want to read the whole MS message (or is it from Dell ?)

 

Thank you. .... batpark


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This is a known error caused by the latest update. It adds a drive letter to the WinRE partition. To fix perform the following:

 
Type command to start searching the menu
Right click on Command Prompt from menu
Select to Run As Administrator
Once in Command Prompt Windows then type of copy and paste each of the commands followed by Enter. 
 
Note: (The 'Volume and Disk Letter may be different on your system so make sure to select the correct ones. If any questions provide a screen shot after list volume)
 
diskpart 
list volume 
select volume 1 
remove letter=G

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dmccoy: Finally, I am getting around to this problem, can't keep putting it off. As you can see, I am not at all comfortable with these things.

 

For example. HOW do I "Type command to start searching the menu" ? WHERE do I type "command"?

 

Thanks for your patience.   batpark


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Click on Start menu
Type command to start searching
Right click on command prompt in list and select Run Administrator

Then enter the commands.
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dmccoy: I'm afraid I still need more hand-holding..

 

1. I was not able to follow your suggested two first steps (need clarification where I type "command" and how to get a Command Prompt that I can right-click)

 

2. FWIW, though, when I go to File Explorer\Local Drive G: I see that drive G: has only 36.5MB free (out of 449MB). But when I seek to see what files are there, I get a "This folder is empty." ???.

 

3. Also FWIW, I can get to the DOS-like Command Prompt, G:>. But the G:> would not respond to "list volume" command or the other commands you asked me to run.

 

Again, thanks for your patience.

 

By the way, WHAT HAPPENS when I use up the few remaining free MBs?

 

... batpark


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1. See the following link for more information on how to access command prompt as Admin

https://www.howtogee...in-windows-8.1/

 

2. Yes, this is the Windows Recovery partition and is suppose to be hidden without a driver letter. Which is what we are trying to fix.

 

3. After access the Command prompt using steps above. Then you will be at the following location which is where you want to start entering the commands below so it will look like as follows

 

c:\windows\system32\

c:\windows\system32\diskpart

 

diskpart 
list volume 
select volume 1 
remove letter=G
 

Edited by dmccoy, 02 September 2018 - 02:08 PM.

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