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Windows 7: Cant create partition !!


30 Aug 2010   #1
mohdhtc

windows 7
 
 
Cant create partition !!

Hi guys ..

This is how it looks in computer management in win 7 ...

healthy OEM Partition 14.75 GB
healthy system 200.MB
( C ) healthy Boot 420.56 GB
Lenovo ( D ) 30.25 GB

My question :
C drive is too large and i need a new drive to store my multimedia files on, i shrinked C but the system refused the new allocated drive cause it said i have the maximum number already.
I tried to extended D but couldnt since its a logical drive.
I thought of deleting one drive but didnt know which one, and i dont want to delete the drive that has the factory backup image on since its hidden .

Thanks ....


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30 Aug 2010   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Can you provide us with a actual screenshot of your disk management please? Also, please update your pc specs.
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30 Aug 2010   #3
mohdhtc

windows 7
 
 

Sure ..
These are the screenshots ..


Attached Images
  
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30 Aug 2010   #4
LEWke

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Starter x86
 
 

Hi,
possibly the cause is "Basic Disks", in that config you can only use 3 primary disks and 1 extended (with within this one logical drives). Maybe you can convert your disk into a "dynamic disk", this one doesn't have the limitations
How-to? In comp-management, right-click on the disk (not on the volumes!!!) and there you see "Convert to dynamic". Follow the screens..
Was this helpfull to you?
Kind reg,
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30 Aug 2010   #5
mohdhtc

windows 7
 
 

LEWke
I have considered this option, but the problem with it is i have to delete all partitions if i want to go back to Basic disks ...
Could new partition be created using third party software without converting to Dynamic disk !!

Thanks
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30 Aug 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Resize your C partition to Create New partition(s) as you wish.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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30 Aug 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

mohdhtc,
Follow GregRocker's advice and use Partition Wizard to repartition/resize your drive.

What does the OEM partition contain?
What does the Lenova partition contain?

We can better advise you if you could fill out your system specs.

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HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR SYSTEM SPECS

In the line at the top of www.SevenForums.com you will see UserCP.
That is an abbreviation for User Control Panel.
Click on UserCP.
In the left-hand column, under Your Profile you will see Edit System Spec.
Click on Edit System Spec
You can copy and paste from the output of Speccy, Speccy - System Information - Free Download to fill out much of the info. Be sure to use the Other Info section of your System Specs for such info as your optical drive, your wireless adapter, your speakers, etc.

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01 Sep 2010   #8
mohdhtc

windows 7
 
 

gregrocker :
Ill try partition wizard and hope it can create a new partition after re-sizing C drive

karlsnooks :
The problem its not my laptop thats why i didnt fill the specs ...

Ill update you guys with what will happen ...

Thanks ....
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