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Windows 7: Cant edit a partition


08 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cant edit a partition

I was installing ubuntu on this partition in and the power happened to go out with it was being formatted so I went back into gparted and wiped it but now I cant edit it in windows7. I cant expand other partitions either. The relevant options in the context menu are greyed out. How should I go about repairing this? When I try to create a new volume even with a size lower than whats available I get the error message seen in the fourth screenshot.

http://i.imgur.com/wZjN4.png
http://i.imgur.com/nXxGh.png
http://i.imgur.com/NLjmv.png
http://i.imgur.com/GK1g8.png

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08 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Run a chkdsk /r on the drive by opening a command prompt from start>type cmd in search menu and hit return and type in chkdsk /r in the box and follow the prompts and reboot when it says to. You may have some errors on the drive or bad sectors..
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08 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Will do Ill report back shortly.

edit: ok I ran it and there were no errors but the problems persists.
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08 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let me ask a more suited person than myself.
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08 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks.
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08 Sep 2011   #6

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look at this base tutorial.
To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot
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08 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

On an mbr disk, you can have a maximum of 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition (within which you can have lots of logical volumes) which you already have, hence the error.

I suggest you use a 3rd party tool like partition wizard to pull the existing logical to the left to use the unallocated space.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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08 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Awesome, thanks A LOT to everyone. Bill2 that looks like the solution I needed, Ill report back with the results. Awesome stuff guys
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08 Sep 2011   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Informative regarding the number of partitions and the sizes is:
Reviewing Storage Limits: Local File Systems
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08 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The live cd worked perfectly. Thanks once again!
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