Laptop cannot save anything to the hard disk

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I own a HP Pavilion laptop with an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB ram and 500GB hard disk. Recently, after I installed a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, it does not accept anything to be saved on the drive. I have formatted them but they still won’t work. In fact, sometimes it indicates that a document has been saved on the desktop only for it to disappear when I restart the computer. Your help is appreciated.

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Laptop cannot save anything to the hard disk


That is a very odd issue. Normally, that doesn’t happen on a freshly installed Microsoft Windows either 32-bit or 64-bit. Since you have a relatively big hard drive, you can better assess the problem if you will partition the hard drive at least into 2 partitions separating the system drive [drive C] and the data drive [drive D].

I guess the reason for the problem is the operating system. If you did not create 2 partitions in your hard drive and you just allowed the operating system to be installed on the existing single partition, maybe it is now preventing you from saving any files on the drive after it was installed.

Though normally, you can save your files in My Documents folder but in your case it doesn’t want you to do that. Your next best option is to create 2 partitions in your 500 GB hard drive. Once the partitions are created, you will have 2 drives [C and D] both with 250 GB each.

If Windows 7 is already installed and you don’t want to format the drive and install Windows again, you can install a disk partitioning software that will allow you to adjust the space of your drive C and create a new partition for drive D. Try installing EaseUS Partition Master Free 10.2. It supports Windows 2000 32-bit only, 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Once the new drive is created, stop saving all your files in drive C. This time, make sure all your files will be saved into drive D. There’s no reason now for the operating system to prevent you from saving to your computer because you are now saving your files to a separate drive which is D.

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