... to see if you are on UEFI or BIOS, you may already know the answers to these questions.With Windows 7, 8, and 10 you can get the answer through, in your File Explorer:
It may or may not have .log on the end, depending on how Explorer is set up. Assuming you have Administrative Privileges, open the file using Notepad and press Ctrl-F for Find and search for
Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect: Detected boot environment
It will either say EFI or BIOS , let us know which.
I move my files on my windoze drive all the time using Linux. No issues at all. Each of my desktop computers has a 4TB backup drive, in addition to my larger NAS drive.I've run into a major problem with my windows install. I have been trying to fix problems with my sound card, as in issues with static/garbled voice when using the mic. I replaced one card, after speaking with Asus, because it appeared to be defective. Got another, and it worked for a while, then the issue started again...arrrgh. The sound quality is fine, other than having issues when trying to talk, which is intermittent. Anyway, I had tried different drivers, to see if there was improvement, did an uninstall, and then the system crashed. Seems like there is a problem with the boot manager. I've tried to repair it, ran chkdsk, everything I can think of. Now stupid windows says the recovery portion of the disk is not compatible with my current version of windows! BS! I could access it before, but now it refuses to cooperate.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I am now sending this to you through Linux Mint. I would like to know if I can copy/move my files to another drive using this operating system. I can see all the files, and have room on my drives for them, I just can't access the main drive through Windows.
If this is possible, I should be able to save all my files and do a reinstall. I am glad I have Mint, which is working great, BTW. Already have mail client set up, and it looks like I may be gradually transitioning to this, once I get Mint installed on one of my drives (probably the Western Digital, which is partitioned). I need to keep Win 7, at least until I can get this up and running. Going to do a test with some files on my external drive, and plug it into the laptop, which has windows 7.
Thanks for the help!