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HP ENVY Desktop - 750-170se
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

After Bios update failed my hard disk looks like below

 

Is it possible to combine 8 mb unallocated,980 mb and HP_tools to combine with C?hard disk allocation

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Hello Nirvick,

 

Having these 8 Gigs called HP_TOOLS /meaning partition Z/ between the unallocated space and the C partition will not allow you to merge the way you want it, I'm sorry. These 980 MB which is a recovery partition are not meant to be altered, because you will lose your operating system's stability and it may become unable to recover if anything happens. My advice is, if you have all your files backuped on another location, to do a full format of the drive and to install the OS on it from scratch.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Is it possible to format just SSD not SATA HDD?

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Hi again,

 

Well, if they are separate devices connected to the motherboard of your laptop, yes. Make sure you have all the backups of your data on a different storage device. The easiest way to do formatting and reinstall is through a CD/DVD or a USB instalation medium. If you haven't got one, you could a bootable device /like a USB/ on your PC prior to the beginning of the process. You have to chose very carefully the drive you would like to install na operating system to, because, otherwise you could format the HDD and therefore lose all the information on it.

 

Cheers.

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