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Windows 7: 30.89GB Unusable Disk Space On Hard Drive

10 Sep 2010   #1
SteveCheeseman

Window 7
 
 
30.89GB Unusable Disk Space On Hard Drive

I just bought a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) netbook recently and I currently have 30.89GB of unusable disk space. It is listed as “Free space” in Disk Management. I installed Jolicloud (distro of Linux made for netbooks) in a dual boot configuration (dedicating 30.89GB to Jolicloud), but later decided that I was better off with just Windows 7, so I deleted the partition that Jolicloud was on. During the process I ended up doing a clean install on Windows 7 Starter onto my netbook. I also used a program called “Active @ KillDisk - Hard Drive Eraser” to delete the partition that Dell allocated to recovery I think, which is now part of the partition Window 7 Starter is installed on. So as of now I have three partitions on the hard drive: “System Reserved” 100MB NTFS, “(C” 201.90GB NTFS and 30.89GB “Free Space”. When in Disk Management and trying to create a new partition using the full amount 30.89GB, 30GB, 20GB or any amount, I get the error: “There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation.”. Also I tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate on the this free space and got the error: "Windows could not create partition on disk 0. The error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation. Error code:0x8004240F"
Does anyone know of any solution to either extended my main partition, create a new partition or install another OS or anything with this free space.
Thank you in advance.




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10 Sep 2010   #2
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Right click on the free space and click format. Then right click on the space and choose delete volume. It should then say unallocated.

Then right click on the C drive and hit extend to gain the space.
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10 Sep 2010   #3
eldinv

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Or just use Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD - Windows 7 Forums

Boot from CD, and make changes there. That partition is not NTFS format, probably a linux partition.
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10 Sep 2010   #4
SteveCheeseman

Window 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Right click on the free space and click format. Then right click on the space and choose delete volume. It should then say unallocated.

Then right click on the C drive and hit extend to gain the space.
Ohhh man.. that was pretty simple. I feel like an idiot now for not seeing that my self!
Thanks for the help!
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10 Sep 2010   #5
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

No problem glad you got it sorted! Can you click on your first post report the problem as solved, if you got the time!

Take Care,
Eldin
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10 Sep 2010   #6
SteveCheeseman

Window 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
No problem glad you got it sorted! Can you click on your first post report the problem as solved, if you got the time!

Take Care,
Eldin
How do I do that?
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10 Sep 2010   #7
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

The red exclamation point, next to the rep button.

Thanks again!
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