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Windows 7: System Image partitions C: drive after system restore

07 Jan 2015   #1
Zildjian

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
System Image partitions C: drive after system restore

I've recently purchased a 256GB Crucial MX100 to upgrade and troubleshoot an old 90GB OCZ Vertex SSD.
I made a 90GB Partition to create my system image on a 1TB WD Elements HDD.

I succeeded in the system image restore, but when I checked "My Computer" to view the drive it only recognized it as 90GB!

I then went to Computer Management and noticed that the remaining part of the drive was partitioned and wasn't formatted.

I formatted the volume but it won't allow me to extend it and combine it with the C: drive.

The ONLY thing I did differently during the system restore was exclude a secondary WD drive before doing the restore.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would ideally like to not put so many write cycles on my new SSD trying to merge the partitions.

Hopefully a command in diskpart or something can resolve it. Thanks


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07 Jan 2015   #2
Zildjian

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Solution: If I didn't rush into Computer management and format the drive I would have simply been able to extend the volume.

I had to delete the volume and then the option to extend was available.
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