Solved Challenge for Experts. I am 25 years on PC but cant solve this - need only Expert opinions


In Disk Genius scanning result, some files or folders are tagged with a red or green deletion icon. The green one means the folder contains deleted data, and the red means it is the deleted file/folder.

What is in the “Orphaned Files“ folder showing in Disk Genius?
At a guess I’d say you ran some type of software on your drive and totally screwed it.

To whatever effect, I’d unmount the drive in Disk Management… then reboot a couple of times with the drive disconnected from the PC. Then remount the drive. If the drive doesn’t show, I’d then try changing the drive letter (as I said earlier in the thread) to something other than D: or K:
This all may seem pointless but you haven’t got anything to lose. I have rediscovered drives before, screwing around like this.
Ok, thanks will do that, just to clarify the steps.

With Unmount drive, do you mean put Offline? bcz at Disk Management everything is grayed out except Offline and Help.
With the drive Disconnected, do you mean the previous unmount or physical disconnect from the SATA port of the mainboard?
And last one, don't know if you saw my screenshot upload, but there is no Drive letter present at Disk Management. I can change the Drive letter by other partition tools but on Device Management still appear WO Drive Leter, Missing Drive Letter at Device Manager can cause this problem.

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  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.21996 Build 21996
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    PC/Desktop
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    System Model HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301
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    Hewlett-Packard
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    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
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    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    1 Monitor 32 inch Hyundai
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    SSD 120 + HDD 1TB + HDD 4TB
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By the looks of the results of his screenshot of Disk Genius, there are only a couple of folders left. There is a folder called “MyAppsBackUP” that has been deleted by the looks, not much else left. This is why I think they have run something on the drive and screwed it. But I guess.
No,
“MyAppsBackUP”

Thats my existing folder
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.21996 Build 21996
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    System Model HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard
    Memory
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Monitor 32 inch Hyundai
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 120 + HDD 1TB + HDD 4TB
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    Crosair CX 450
    Case
    HP
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    HP KU 0316
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    A4 Tech
    Internet Speed
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    Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET Smart Security
Could the drive itself be the problem?
No, 100% is not a drive problem, dunno if you read the whole thread, id mention that I can access the drive and files via Explorer++ as Administrator. Plus tested with Sentinel, HD Tune, SMART status and all clusters, everything look fine
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.21996 Build 21996
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    PC/Desktop
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    System Model HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301
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    Hewlett-Packard
    Memory
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
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    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    1 Monitor 32 inch Hyundai
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    SSD 120 + HDD 1TB + HDD 4TB
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    Crosair CX 450
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    HP
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    HP KU 0316
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    ESET Smart Security
That would be my guess. Or at the least needs to be wiped reformatted/partitioned.
That is my last option, because i need to buy another 4TB HDD to do that, if I am unable to repair this problem, will do that and let you guys know what happens after format hdd
If the drive is the problem I hope they can recover any data that they don't want to lose.
No worries, thanks for your concern. I have access to files via Explorer++ as Administrator, but for any other work will ask for admin rights, like saving files, opening dialog, creating files/folders etc, Its become too annoying to work in this way.
Thankyou i will stay.
As you wish, just don't offend me as you did in first post bcz I didn't offend you, I ask for help
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.21996 Build 21996
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    System Model HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard
    Memory
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Monitor 32 inch Hyundai
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 120 + HDD 1TB + HDD 4TB
    PSU
    Crosair CX 450
    Case
    HP
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    HP KU 0316
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    Internet Speed
    100 Mbs
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    Chrome
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    ESET Smart Security
Looks like K drive has been created as an EFI partition firm the disc manager image. You should have created it as a data partition if you want to store stuff on it.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude 7530
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1265u
    Memory
    16Gb
Disk Management everything is grayed out except Offline and Help.

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Ahh sorry, I missed that earlier. yes, disconnect the drive from the MB, reboot a couple of times. But I am guessing you might be in for a deletion of the partition in Minitools and a reformat, if the drive hasn’t died.


No,


Thats my existing folder
Then why is there a red deleted icon on “MyAppsBackUP”? Disk Genius places those on deleted folders.

Looks like K drive has been created as an EFI partition firm the disc manager image. You should have created it as a data partition if you want to store stuff on it.

Good point
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3880
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    PC/Desktop
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    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
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    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
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    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
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    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
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    Onboard
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    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
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    Silverstone 1500
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    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
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    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
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    I’m on a horse.
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    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
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    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
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    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
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    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
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    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
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    M.2 512GB
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    …still on a horse.
You can use DiskGenius to change the K: drive partition from EFI to NTFS or FAT32 and that should restore access.
Right-click, Modify Partition Parameters and then select from the drop-down list. But uncheck the box 'no drive letter' to retain it as K:
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System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3810
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Looks like K drive has been created as an EFI partition firm the disc manager image. You should have created it as a data partition if you want to store stuff on it.
That Disk had 2 Partitions - 1 250 GB had Win 7 installed - Rest was Data, that Worked fine. (Hope i understand what you trying to say)
This is my Actually info of Disk
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.21996 Build 21996
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    System Model HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard
    Memory
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Monitor 32 inch Hyundai
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 120 + HDD 1TB + HDD 4TB
    PSU
    Crosair CX 450
    Case
    HP
    Keyboard
    HP KU 0316
    Mouse
    A4 Tech
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbs
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET Smart Security
You can use DiskGenius to change the K: drive partition from EFI to NTFS or FAT32 and that should restore access.
Right-click, Modify Partition Parameters and then select from the drop-down list. But uncheck the box 'no drive letter' to retain it as K:
View attachment 84485
This is Actually How Parameter's Look - Change to MBR has limit of 2TB, same way Change to FAT32 will Limit Files to 4GB - Thanks for Advice
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.21996 Build 21996
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    System Model HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard
    Memory
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Monitor 32 inch Hyundai
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 120 + HDD 1TB + HDD 4TB
    PSU
    Crosair CX 450
    Case
    HP
    Keyboard
    HP KU 0316
    Mouse
    A4 Tech
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbs
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET Smart Security
In post #1 and #62, you show that it is an EFI system partition?

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  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3810
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Thanks to all of you that try to help. Problem resolved with 2 Click - Writing this in order if some member will have this kind of problem so any f us can help him.
What I did was - With Disk Genius - Device state was Online. I put it to Read Only then I Removed Read Only and HDD Works Fine Now
Diagnose. Probably somewhere HDD was getting some TAG as read-only and ding this revert to normal State

Thanks to all of you that try to help. All the best guys and thanks one more time


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.21996 Build 21996
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    System Model HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard
    Memory
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Monitor 32 inch Hyundai
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 120 + HDD 1TB + HDD 4TB
    PSU
    Crosair CX 450
    Case
    HP
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    HP KU 0316
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    A4 Tech
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbs
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    Antivirus
    ESET Smart Security
In post #1 and #62, you show that it is an EFI system partition?

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As i say, I work with same parameter's for year. After you advice me i open Disk Genius and saw that there are those parameter's
Thank you one more time for being part of help. Problem solved byu doing Read Only then Revert to Normal with Disk Genius...
 

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  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.21996 Build 21996
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    System Model HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard
    Memory
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Monitor 32 inch Hyundai
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 120 + HDD 1TB + HDD 4TB
    PSU
    Crosair CX 450
    Case
    HP
    Keyboard
    HP KU 0316
    Mouse
    A4 Tech
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbs
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    Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET Smart Security
I had the same problem and after installing the controller's driver from the manufacturer (found on motherboard's dvd), the problem was solved.
 

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    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    Gigabyte
@formingus

I'm happy that you got it sorted. Now make sure to backup regularly with a program like Macrium Reflect. It is far quicker to restore from a recent backup than it is to fault find or reinstall Windows. A backup make take only a few minutes and a restore will be just as quick.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3810
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
I'm glad to hear that you managed to resolve the issue, I guess the way to check without any third-party tools would have been the following from command prompt:

Code:
diskpart
list disk
select disk #
attributes disk
 

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    Windows 11, Windows 10, Linux Fedora Cinnamon
I had the same problem and after installing the controller's driver from the manufacturer (found on motherboard's dvd), the problem was solved.
In my case wasn't the controller, all i know is that tired me a lot. Nice to hear that your case was solved too
@formingus

I'm happy that you got it sorted. Now make sure to backup regularly with a program like Macrium Reflect. It is far quicker to restore from a recent backup than it is to fault find or reinstall Windows. A backup make take only a few minutes and a restore will be just as quick.
I am using Acronis for Backup, but in this case, there wasn't a data problem because I got access as an administrator.
The problem was that on each command like, save as text on that drive, open any folder on that drive, etc asked for Admin rights or was denied. Thanks for contributing to this thread.
I'm glad to hear that you managed to resolve the issue, I guess the way to check without any third-party tools would have been the following from command prompt:

Code:
diskpart
list disk
select disk #
attributes disk
Will keep as note. Thanks for your effort, really appreciated. All the best 👍.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.21996 Build 21996
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    System Model HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard
    Memory
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Monitor 32 inch Hyundai
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 120 + HDD 1TB + HDD 4TB
    PSU
    Crosair CX 450
    Case
    HP
    Keyboard
    HP KU 0316
    Mouse
    A4 Tech
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbs
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET Smart Security

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