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Windows 7: Re-partition my c drive

19 Jul 2015   #1
azim

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Re-partition my c drive

hi..
i want to ask why my c drive and d drive are in different disk?
d drive in disk 0 and c drive in disk 1

how to re-partition my c drive if c and d drive in different disk?


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19 Jul 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by azim View Post
hi..
i want to ask why my c drive and d drive are in different disk?
d drive in disk 0 and c drive in disk 1

how to re-partition my c drive if c and d drive in different disk?
If Device Manager or Disk Management shows 2 physical drives, either 2 HDDs or 1 SSD and 1 HDD, plus an Optical drive things are good. Each physical HDD or SSD requires at least 1 partition and are assigned drive letters beginning with C: followed by the next letter available, usually D:. If a second HDD/SSD is added later the lineup may include D: as the ODD and E: as the next HDD/SSD. If the ODD is set as D: you can use Disk Management to reassign the ODD to a different letter then change the HDD/SSD to D:. By default any Networked [NAS/Network Attached Storage] drive is assigned the letter Z: and works back up the alphabet for additional such drives, I have 2, Y: and Z:. The only letters reserved on most computers is A: and B: for floppy drives, generally no longer used although a USB 3.5" floppy drive can use A: or may work as any USB Thumb/Flash drive.
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19 Jul 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to the forum azim.

Complete this tutorial by Golden exactly as the tutorial instructs and it should give us a better idea of what you have.

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20 Jul 2015   #4
azim

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks for the reply

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/conten...image001_3.jpg

can u explain why c and d in different disk and how to take some space on d to put on c..
i hope u understand what i try to say..
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20 Jul 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Can you explain why this tutorial wasn't completed so we can see what you have?


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20 Jul 2015   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by azim View Post
thanks for the reply

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/conten...image001_3.jpg

can u explain why c and d in different disk and how to take some space on d to put on c..
i hope u understand what i try to say..
If you opened your case and looked inside, you would see 3 different hard drives:

C, named quadpower
D: not named
F: named scratch

C is about 1/3 full, with 173 GB unused
D is empty, all 466 GB unused
F is less than half full, with 128 GB unused

C and D are on different disks because whoever built or manages the PC chose to put C and D on separate disks. They could be placed on the same disk, but that choice was not taken.

You can't move space from D to C precisely because they are different disks, NOT just different partitions on the SAME disk. If C and D were different partitions on the same disk, you could move space from C to D, but you have them on different disks.

You could move the C partition to the D disk if you wanted, using an imaging program such as Macrium. If you did that, C would be empty and D would still have over 300 GB of free space.

You still have a lot of free space on C and D, so I'm not sure what problems you are having. Nothing is crowded right now.
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21 Jul 2015   #7
azim

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks for the reply..

actually the picture that i give i take from internet not my own laptop.
in my laptop space for c drive only 30GB and d drive 470GB.
the picture that i give, it just to explain about the c and d drive in different disk.
right now my c drive is full and i want to expand my c space but i don't know how..
from what i understand from your explanation. c cannot be expand or take space from d drive and if i want to expand my c space i just need to format my laptop.. right?


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21 Jul 2015   #8
azim

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

sorry i just know how to attach picture
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21 Jul 2015   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Do you know for a fact that your laptop has 2 separate and distinct hard drives?

It appears from your picture that it does, but I want you to confirm that.

I ask because 29.82 is a very odd size for a hard drive. I'm thinking you may in fact have just one hard drive--a hybrid type drive that appears in Disk Management as 2 drives, but is in fact one drive.

Hybrid drives are a weird situation with which I have no experience.

If this is a hybrid drive, you still may be able to transfer the operating system to the D partition with an application such as Macrium, which would leave C empty. It has nothing to do with formatting. You could do that if you had 2 separate drives, but I'm not sure about hybrids.

So you first have to tell us more about the laptop. Exact model number, exact type of hard drive, etc. Maybe download and run Speccy from Piriform.com if you have to to get the details.
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