I don't even know what to call this


  1. Posts : 4
    w10
       #1

    I don't even know what to call this


    So,
    I got the brand new Lenovo Legion 5i that just came out, but something weird is happening. Something happened and I had to reset my 'puter, but for some reason it's thinking my external drive is a system drive. I don't know how to change this. It's making changes to files, doing other wonky things... Does anyone know what's causing this, or how to fix it?

    - - - Updated - - -

    It's a serious nuisance because I have password backups getting deleted, as well as other things (mnemonics, pictures, videos, etc)
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  2. Posts : 2,095
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #2

    Looks like the user account/profile may have become corrupted.
    or
    Did you try and move the Downloads folder (or any other system user folder) to another location ? Was it (accidentally) deleted?

    Use the TenForums' process to restore this user system folder(s)
    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10

    EDIT : Did the external drive come with any proprietary software? To be sure, delete all partitions on the external drive and recreate one partition (to start with).
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  3. TV2
    Posts : 2,221
    W10 Pro 22H2
       #3

    Hi. Before you start deleting partitions I suggest you turn off the PC, disconnect the external drive, and then try and start the PC.
    If it starts up normally, that will be important information.

    It is very helpful if we can see your Disk Management window (screenshot) - expanded so we can read everything - when dealing with this kind of problem.
    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums

    Then there are more questions than answers:

    Something happened and I had to reset my 'puter, but for some reason it's thinking my external drive is a system drive.

    "Something happened". What happened? More importantly: what were you doing just prior to this problem happening?

    "Reset". You had to 'Reset This PC', I'm assuming. Was this done manually (you went into settings and chose the option), or did the option come up automatically when you went to start/restart the PC?

    "External Drive is the System Drive". Why do you think this?
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  4. Posts : 6,196
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #4

    Welcome to the Forum.

    I agree with TV2, don't delete anything.
    I can see one unusual settings.
    - Downloads folder is set on E:\C\Downloads

    You did some changes. What exactly did you do?
    Is D: an external or internal drive?
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  5. Posts : 41,313
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #5

    Please run:
    DiskParInfo.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.


    V2:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions
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