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Windows 7: Cannot Extend C: Partition

05 Jun 2009   #1
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Cannot Extend C: Partition

I cannot extend my C: Partition!

Why is it I have so many problems lol, anyways heres the screenie.

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05 Jun 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

It seems to be at max size, so you can only shrink it. You will need to shrink your other partition in order to then allocate the space to your C: partition.
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05 Jun 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

How is it at its max size if it is a split from the original C: partition

Basically it was this;

| C: |

I shrank it into

| D: | C: |

Then deleted D:

Confused here.
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05 Jun 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

You currently have 174GB of unallocated data which IMO is what's using up that space so it looks like D: has NOT properly deleted. Unless i'm reading your pic wrong

Added: sorry just realised a mistake in my post, have fixed it now (in bold)
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05 Jun 2009   #5
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When you first install windows 7 on a clean drive it wants 100mb of free space, Im not totally sure why.
Try this create a new partition D: make it about 110mb.
Format it and make sure you can see it in mycomputer
Then see if you can extend C:
If you can extend C: drive to max or where you want it then delete the D: drive you created.

This is all in theory I don't know if it will work, Im at work on an XP machine so I cant test it.
Please let me know.
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05 Jun 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Dark Nova
When you shrank C: did it give you the option of leaving space before or after? I dont use windows disk mgmt so I dont really know I use paragon Hard disk manager 2009.

What do you want to do to C:?

Ken
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05 Jun 2009   #7
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'll explain exactly what I did, perhaps that could help you.

I installed Windows 7 RC (x64) on one partition (taking up the entire drive), then it started giving me issues. I shrank W7's partition to roughly half, then installed Windows Vista HP SP2 (x64) on the empty partition.

Then I deleted the Windows 7 partition, and then it wouldn't let me 'extend' with the unallocated space that I recieved from deleting Windows 7.

Someone mentioned that if the unallocated space is on the 'left' side, it has issues. Not sure if thats true or not, seems a bit odd if it is true.

==-==-==

It didn't ask me such a thing. I want to extend the unallocated space into C: so its all one partition.
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05 Jun 2009   #8
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
This is all in theory I don't know if it will work, Im at work on an XP machine so I cant test it.
Please let me know.
Just tested here. Doesn't work
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05 Jun 2009   #9
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
Someone mentioned that if the unallocated space is on the 'left' side, it has issues. Not sure if thats true or not, seems a bit odd if it is true
I don't think that's true. I have a partition set up for my files and i can't extend past what was on C when i installed 7. And my partition is on the right
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05 Jun 2009   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

You can't extend "backwards" using Windows software.
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