How to Align a Partition Without Formating and Losing Data in Windows 10, 8 or 7

alignment of the system drive

In you used Windows 7, 8 or 10 to partition your hard drive, your partitions are likely to be already aligned. But this article will be useful for you if you edited partitions in Windows XP or cloned partitions using various third-party software. Here is how to check the alignment of HDD or SSD and align a partition using free utility without formatting and risk of data loss. Continue reading

How to Move the OneDrive Folder in Windows 10

By default the OneDrive folder is located in C:\Users\Your-Name\OneDrive. Why move it? The most common reason is when your current drive (in most cases your system disk) is out of space and you want to change the location of the OneDrive folder to another disk or partition. You may also want to do it if you are re-organizing your folders to bring order to your hard disk. Using this step-by-step guide you will be able to move the OneDrive folder to another location and rename it if you wish.  Continue reading

PIN is NOT working in safe mode

Windows 10 users often use Safe Mode to resolve various issues with Windows related to booting, bluescreens, malware, etc. But it happens that users encounter the following notification in Safe Mode while trying to log in to user account:

Important note fo Windows 8/8.1/10 users:
Your Windows «PASSWORD» is required! (PIN is NOT working in safe mode)
Quit Immediately if you lost or don’t know it!

In this post let us discuss what to do if you see Your Windows Password is required, you are sure you type a correct password but cannot log in to your Account in Safe Mode. Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 booting to a black screen. All solutions

Windows 10 is booting to a black screen – I think every 5 people have already encountered such an issue at least once. The problem can manifest itself in different ways: it can be just a black screen or black screen with a mouse cursor; you can face it before login as well as after you sign in to your user account; you may face it after installing updates or spontaneously etc. As you understand, Windows 10 can show you a black screen due to various reasons. Respectively there is no universal solution to resolve the problem and recover your system to a working state. So in this article you will find all possible solutions that hopefully will help you to fix the issue of a black screen on Windows 10. Continue reading